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Monday, February 2, 2004

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NEWS 

BROKEN WATER MAIN TO HEALTH CENTER:
A broken water main to the Student Health Center has resulted in no running water or access to toilets in the building. The clinic will be open during its regular hours, but with limited services.  Staff will be available to see students but the lab will be closed until water is returned to the building. Clients should not expect to use the bathroom facilities.
Work will resume Monday, Feb. 2, to repair the main. 
Those with questions about available services or appointments may call Student Health at 273-2009.

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VISIT WASABI AT PREXY'S:
Those following the Atkins or South Beach diets can find healthy alternatives for lunch at Wasabi. Stop by 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Monday-Friday.
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RASCAL FLATTS LIVE IN CONCERT: Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. at the UNI-Dome. Opening acts will be Cledus T. Judd and Brian McComas. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster. Call 319-363-1888 or order online at http://www.ticketmaster.com or
http://www.cc.com

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LUX SERVICE AWARD: Students are encouraged to nominate their peers for the 2004 Lux Service Award, the highest undergraduate honor awarded for service to UNI. Visit http://www.unialum.org/lux for award requirements and an online nomination form. Nominations must be received by Feb. 13. Questions, contact Jennifer Albertsen at 273-6409.
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IOWA STATE FAIR, AUG. 12-22: Faculty, staff and student organizations are encouraged to mark their calendars and reserve a date to work at UNI's booth. UNI will help the Iowa State Fair celebrate its 150th anniversary by displaying its long history of service to Iowans through education. The exhibit will feature a reconstructed 1920's one-room school, Marshal Center School memorabilia, Iowa alumni educator profiles, activities and more. To reserve a shift and date, (shifts are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.) e-mail Stacey Christensen, stacey.christensen@uni.edu
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NORTHERN IOWA STUDENT GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS: Taking place Feb. 24-25. If interested in running for student body president, vice-president or becoming a student senator, visit the NISG office (111J Student Services in the Plaza level of Maucker Union) to pick up an election application packet. Questions, contact NISG at 273-2650 or nisg@uni.edu
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OBSERVATORY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: The UNI observatory located on the roof of McCollum Science Hall will host public viewings on Thursdays at 8 p.m. Meet outside of Lantz Auditorium (MSH 137) before 8 p.m. for the start of the program. For full details, visit http://www.earth.uni.edu/obsvisit.html
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ART FOR V-DAY: V-Day UNI 2004 is looking for art work for a silent auction to take place the week of Feb. 16-21. Looking for artists willing to donate pieces that celebrate the beauty of women. Call Jess, 504-1703, or Julie, 222-5652.
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STUDENT RESOURCES  

TAX FORMS: Federal and state of Iowa tax forms are now available at Rod Library. See the display on the main floor of the library near the elevators. Information on e-filing and printable forms are also available at http://www.irs.gov/ (federal) and
http://www.state.ia.us/tax/index.html
(state of Iowa).
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SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITY: Stop by the Camp & Recreation Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. More than 50 organizations will be recruiting summer employees. Sponsored by the UNI Career Center, #113A East Gym. Further information and a list of recruiting organizations is at
http://www.uni.edu/careercenter

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GRE PREP COURSE: Academic Advising Services is offering a free preparation course for students planning to take the GRE general test. The class will meet 1-2:50 on Tuesdays, Feb. 17 through March 9. Purchase of a prep book is required. Register online at
http://fp.uni.edu/acaadvis/Effective_Study_Strategies/Courses_Invite.htm
, or call 273-6023 for more information.
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FEBRUARY FOOD SPECIALS: At food carts in CBB, WRC and SEC: soup, cookie and beverage for $2.50; at the 23rd St. Market in Commons: free fountain drink with nacho purchase of $1.25 or more; and at Biscotti's in Redeker Center: from Feb 1 to Feb. 15, yogurt, piece of fruit and Dole juice for $1.69; from Feb. 16 to Feb. 29, enter to win a TV/DVD player.
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ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS: The UNI Alumni Association will award three scholarships for the fall 2004 academic semester. Two will be awarded to undergraduate students of senior standing and the third to a graduate student who received a BA from UNI. For detailed information, visit http://www.unialum.org/scholarship.html or stop by 204 Commons for an application.
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UNI GLOBAL HEALTH CORPS: Younkers is sponsoring Community Day on Feb. 28. For $5, get a $5 coupon, six 20% off coupons, two bonus item coupons and a chance to win a trip to Cancun. Global Health Corps gets to keep all $5 from each coupon book purchased. Visit WRC 220 to buy a coupon book or e-mail jendeery@uni.edu
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MOVEMENT OUTLET STARTING: Join Movement Outlet every Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in WRC 185/187. Free to all UNI students and faculty, experienced and non-experienced dancers. Learn hip-hop, tap, jazz, swing and celtic. A new style every Wednesday. Questions, or for more information, contact Lyndsey Stephenson at zdanz128@uni.edu
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COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS IOWA CONFERENCE 2004: will be held at UNI in Maucker Union on Feb. 27, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. with registration at 8:30 a.m. This conference is free to all Iowa college attendees. Visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/346.html
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DR. SUE FOLLON SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP: This scholarship recognizes students for their leadership contributions to UNI and potential to model leadership for women. Application deadline is Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. to the Office of the Vice President for Educational and Student Services, 200 Gilchrist. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarship.html
The guidelines and application forms are available at the Redeker Center, Gilchrist 116, Gilchrist 200, Baker 168, Maucker Union, or 20 Seerley Hall. Call 3-2331 with questions.

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MASSAGES: The WRC will be offering massages by a licensed massage therapist on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 11 a.m. Cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Pay by cash, check, Ubill or payroll deduct. Gift certificates are also available. Call the Wellness Resource Lab (WRC 104) at 3-6119 to schedule an appointment.
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SPRING FITNESS CLASSES NOW ONLINE: Choose from the many classes WRS has to offer, including indoor cycling, kickboxing, circuit weights (at Health Beat), racquetball lessons or water aerobics. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec to register.
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EVENTS 

UNI MUSIC EVENTS: http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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WELCOMING NEW IOWANS: "A 200 Year Tradition," a new exhibit at the University Museum, will be on display through May 31. This exhibit explores why people left their homeland and why they chose Iowa as their new home. The exhibit includes immigration documents, personal belongings and photographs from nearly 40 countries. Opening reception is Tuesday, Feb. 3, 6:30-8 p.m. At 7 p.m., former Governor Robert D. Ray will speak on Iowa's history of welcoming immigrants and refugees.
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OFF-HUDSON SERIES: Theatre UNI's Off-Hudson Play Reading, "The Music Lesson" by Tammy Ryan uses the music of Bach and memories of the Bosnian War to tell the story of a conflicted teacher and a rebellious student who help each other heal. Free admission. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in CAC 108. Directed by Gretta Berghammer.
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V-DAY VOLUNTEER MEETING: V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Volunteers are needed. Attend the meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 9 p.m. in the Maucker Union Elm Room to get involved.
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NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE (NSE): Information meeting will take place Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 4 p.m. in Maucker Union's Elm Room. Freshmen and sophomores with a 2.75 UNI and cumulative grade point average may attend. NSE allows students to attend one of 166 universities across the USA while paying UNI tuition. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/contined/is/nse.html
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DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: "Net Loss: The Storm Over Salmon Farming." This award-winning documentary will be screened Wednesday, Feb 4 at 6 p.m. in Schindler 247. A discussion will be led by Dr. Michael Skladany,Director Marine and Fish Conservation Program, Minneapolis. Net Loss assesses the benefits and risks of salmon farming pertaining to environment and indigenous cultures. For more information contact Wynne Wright at 3-6217.
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SIGMA XI TALK ON NEANDERTHALS: Milford H. Wolpff, Anthropology, University of Michigan, will present "A Neanderthal in Your Closet?" 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4, Seerley Hall 115. Free and open to the public.
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UNI CIRCLE K MEETING: Wednesday, Feb. 4, 9 p.m., in the College Eye Room, Maucker Union. Circle K is an organization sponsored by Kiwanis International focused on service, leadership, and fellowship. All students are welcome.For more information, visit http://www.circlek.org
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AMERICAN HUMANICS STUDENT ORGANIZATION MEETING: Feb. 4, 9 p.m., at the Wellness Center, 2nd floor, Faculty Lounge. Get a chance to do volunteer work with children. Free pizza will be provided.
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UNISTA PRESENTS "DAVID'S REDHAIRED DEATH": by Sherry Kramer on Feb. 4-6, 7 p.m. at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Directed by Melissa Wallace, tickets are $4 at the door. Visit http://www.unista.org for more information.
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INTERPRETERS THEATRE: AN EVENING OF PERFORMANCE ART: Performances will take place Feb. 4-7 at 7:30 p.m. in Lang Hall 040. A different piece will be performed each night exploring images of women and the labels placed on them. Admission is free and seating is on a first- come, first-served basis.
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IM 4-ON-4 SATURDAY MORNING VOLLEYBALL: Registration Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 4-5, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. in WRC 101. Four team leagues available; first come, first served. Play begins Saturday, Feb. 14, WRC South Court ($50 forfeit fee aplicable for this event; valid UNI ID must be presented to officials prior to each contest).
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: David Malone, Geology, Illinois State University, will give a presentation on "The Heart Mountain Detachment, Wyoming: Solving a Classic Structural Geology Problem" on Thursday, Feb. 5. 4 p.m., in Latham Hall 125. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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JACKSON KATZ TO SPEAK: On Thursday, Feb. 5, nationally-known anti-sexist male activist Jackson Katz will lecture on, "More Than a Few Good Men: A Lecture on American Manhood and Violence Against Women," as an introduction to V-Day UNI 2004. This lecture will take place in the Union Ballroom at 9 p.m., in conjunction with Thursdaze.
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SYMPHONY: The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony will present works by Adams, Mendelssohn and Bizet on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6 and 7, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. Special guests Barbara Butler and Charles Geyer, trumpets. Tickets at 273-7469 and at the door starting at 6 p.m.
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SPELUNKING IN KENTUCKY: Spend Feb. 6-8 exploring Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. Cost is $115 (UNI), $130 (guest). Pre-trip meeting Feb. 3, at 5 p.m. in WRC 174. For more information contact Outdoor Rec at 3-7163.
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THEATRICAL MAKEUP WORKSHOP: The Department of Theatre will host a theatrical makeup workshop and presentation featuring guest artist Laura Thudium on Saturday, Feb. 7, 1-5 p.m. in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.theatreuni.com
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KUNI BLUES BLOWOUT: Lonnie Brooks is the headliner for the KUNI Blues Blowout at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo. Brooks combines the swing of Texas, the soul of Memphis and the power of Chicago blues into a musical gumbo. Opening for Brooks is Renee Austin, a multi-instrumentalist and prolific singer songwriter. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door. Tickets are available at KUNI, Bob's Guitars and online at http://www.kuniradio.org
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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: Monday, Feb. 9 in CBB 319, 3:15 p.m. The agenda includes two tabled course proposals and several requests for item docketing and deliberation. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact heston@uni.edu
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STUDY ABROAD IN IRELAND, WALES OR AUSTRALIA: Attend an informational meeting on Feb. 9, 6-7 p.m. or on Feb. 11, 4-5 p.m., in the Presidential Room, Maucker Union .
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FREE TRIP TO THE CAPITOL: NISG will be providing a bus free to students on Monday, Feb. 16 for the Regent's Universities day at the Capitol. The bus will leave UNI at 7 a.m. and is expected to return around 7 p.m. Help lobby for more funding for higher education and lower tuition costs. For more information, call 273-2650 or e-mail nisg@uni.edu.
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X-COUNTRY SKIING/SNOWSHOEING/ICE FISHING: Spend three days and two nights in the northwoods cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and enjoying winter Minnesota style. Dates are Feb. 20-22. Cost is $70 (UNI) and $80 (guest). Pre-trip meeting Feb. 17, 5 p.m., WRC 174. For more information, contact Outdoor Rec at 273-7163.
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CHILDREN'S GARDENING WORKSHOP: The UNI Biology Botanical Center is sponsoring a "From the Garden to the Kitchen" workshop for 3rd-5th graders on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Hands-on opportunities include making soil and creating healthy snacks. Register at http://www.bio.uni.edu/botanicalcenter/Calendar.html Send the form and fees to: Carol Morris, 0421 or call 3-2247.
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