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Monday, February 16, 2004

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NEWS 

IM WRESTLING FINALS RESCHEDULED: IM Wrestling Finals, originally scheduled Feb. 21 at 4 p.m., have been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m., West Gym, due to High School District Wrestling. Weigh-in and prelims still scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 18, West Gym. For questions, contact Tim Klatt, 273-7120.
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THE WRIGHT CHALLENGE:
a math contest, is underway with prizes, problems, and solutions. Visit http://www.math.uni.edu and click on The Wright Challenge. All UNI students may participate.
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PA ANNOUNCERS NEEDED: The Athletic Department is looking for an energetic person(s) to announce UNI baseball and softball games. Both home seasons start in late March and commence in mid-May. Games are mostly on weekends with a few weeknights. Payment can be arranged. Game schedules are at http://www.unipanthers.com Contact Shandon at 3-6334 or shandon.dohmen@uni.edu.
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THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES: Tickets for "The Vagina Monologues" are now on sale for $10 at the GBPAC or call 273-SHOW.
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STUDENT EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR: Student employees: nominate your UNI supervisor for the 2003-2004 UNI Student employer of the year. Find out about this newly created award and print a nomination form by clicking on the proper link at
http://www.uni.edu/finaid

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LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS: The Homecoming Committee is a group of students who plan the homecoming week activities. Events include window painting, Panther Pride Cry, Panther scramble, pep rally and the parade. People are needed to help with public relations, residence hall involvement and philanthropy. Stop by the Student Involvement & Activities Center in Maucker Union to pick up an application or for more information email: homecoming@uni.edu
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RECYCLE CELLULAR PHONES: Drop boxes will be located in WRC 224, ITC 9, CEEE 111 or the DOR Office in Redeker Center on an ongoing basis. The first priority for remanufactured phones is for use in domestic violence shelters. For more information contact Michaela Rich, 3-3689, michaela.rich@uni.edu; http://www.rrttc.uni.edu
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MVC TOURNAMENT TICKETS: MVC Men's Basketball Tournament tickets now available. Come see the UNI men's basketball team at "Arch Madness", March 5-8 at the Saavis Center in St. Louis, Mo. An all-session pass, which includes all nine games in the tournament, is just $80. Call 273-DOME for more information. Single-session passes are $8 at the UNI Ticket Office (NW Corner of the UNI-Dome) with a valid student ID.
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USHERS NEEDED: Theatre UNI is seeking volunteer ushers for the upcoming production of Aaron Copland's opera, "The Tender Land." Performances are Feb. 27, March 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 29 at 2 p.m. Ushers get one free ticket to the performance. To volunteer, call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 273-6381.
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WIN A CAR: Buy a raffle ticket for $5 for a chance to win a rebuilt '96 Chrysler Cirrus from Chase Auto Parts. This is a fundraiser for Second International Capoeira Conference/Batizado and Educational Workshops at U.N.I. on April 1-4. Tickets can be purchased Wednesday, 12-2 p.m., Thursday, 5-7 p.m., or Friday, 12-2 p.m. at Commons or Piazza; at the Capoeira Club Monday-Thursday, 8:30-10 p.m. (WRC 176) or anytime at the Multicultural Center in Maucker Union. For more information contact hanson@uni.edu
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OPENINGS ON UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES: Student representation is needed on university committees. Interested students are encouraged to contact Nate Green, NISG Vice President, at nateg@uni.edu, for more information. Applications can be filled out online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg. For a list of committees in need of student members, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/352.html
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LEADERSHIP ESSAY COMPETITION: Open to any UNI student. Write on the topic: "Are disagreement and dissent important factors in the ethical leadership of an organization or a country?" Follow the specific criteria, format, and other instructions listed at
http://www.uni.edu/vpress/leadership/essay.htm Deadline is March 8. Winner will be announced at the April 4 Student Leadership Awards, and will receive $100 donated by the Cedar Falls Firefighters' Association.

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STUDENT RESOURCES  

HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES: Tired of hauling workout clothes to and from campus? The HB locker rooms have half and long lockers available for rent. Contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu or sign-up at HB, just ask a fitness supervisor.
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MEMFIS TIMES NEWSLETTER: Read about your options for managing timecards which will be included with the next MEMFIS implementation and other project information in the most recent issue of the MEMFIS TIMES newsletter at
http://aflink.af.uni.edu/memfis/support/times

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COOPERATIVE EDUCATION/INTERNSHIPS:
Seeking information on co-op/internships? Attend a Co-op Orientation meeting, Tuesday 4-5 p.m. Feb. 24, CBB Room 223 or Wednesday 4-5 p.m. Feb. 25, CBB Room 229. Learn about application process; the best internships on campus, credit, and using work study for an internship. UNI Cooperative Education, EST 113B, 273-6041; http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/coop/
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JOB SHADOW IN MEXICO:
UNI Job Shadowing and Informational Interviewing in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, May 10-21, 2004. Students are invited to participate in job shadowing and interviewing activities with employers and professionals who are working in fields related to the students' areas of study and career interest, visit cultural and historical sites, live with a family, and earn credits. For more information visit
http://www.uni.edu/global/coursesabroad/mexico/yucatan.html or contact Isabela Varela, 273-2602

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KURT WARNER FIRST THINGS FIRST SCHOLARSHIP:
To qualify for the scholarship a student must demonstrate an ongoing and strong history of community service; graduate from an Iowa, eastern Missouri, or southern Illinois high school in the past year (2003 or 2004); have financial need from the 2004-05 FAFSA; minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA. The scholarship awards $2,000 each year for up to four years or upon completion of a first bachelorís degree, whichever comes first. Deadline to apply is March 15. Applications and additional information available online at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarship.html under ìOnline Scholarship Directoryî. At the field ìcontaining the wordsî type in ìWarnerî and search in ìScholarship Nameî; then click on the view button. Forms also available from the UNI Financial Aid Office, Gilchrist 116; 273-2700 or 1-800-772-2736.
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RACQUETBALL CHALLENGE COURT:
Challenge court will be held Tuesdays from 3-11:30 p.m. and Fridays from 3-9:30 p.m., court 4 only. "Honor Rule" in effect during all games and in determining the order of challengers. Reserve other courts by calling 273-2413. For more information, contact Jim Langel at james.langel@uni.edu or 273-7160.
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CAREER CENTER PEER ADVISOR POSITIONS: Outgoing, energetic, enthusiastic students should apply for the position of Career Center Peer Advisor for 2004-05. Peers assist students through resume critiques, peer advising and outreach. Ten hours per week paid by stipend (approx. $8/hour). Application forms available at
http://www.uni.edu/careercenter

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PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT CLINIC: http://www.psych.uni.edu/clinic/ The clinic provides psychological assessment and diagnostic services to the university and surrounding communities. School-age children to adults are served. Phone 273.7941.
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EVENTS 

UNI MUSIC EVENTS: http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html
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EARTH SCIENCE/ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE SEMINAR: Richard Jarrell, Natural Science, York University, Ontario, Canada, will present "Big Science in a Small Country: The Curious History of Canadian Radio Astronomy" on Monday, Feb. 16, 4 p.m. in Latham 125. Free and open to all.
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ART EXHIBITION: Feb. 16 through March 5, the UNI Gallery of Art presents "Slop Brand Art," a supermarket of fine art. On Mon., Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. there will be a performance and opening reception. The exhibition curators, Adriane Herman and UNI alumnus Brian Reeves will present a lecture Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 2:00 p.m. in KAB 111. Free and open to the public.
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ADOLFO FRANCO TO SPEAK: Tuesday, Feb. 17, 4:30 p.m. in CBB 223. Franco is the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) assistant administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean and a UNI alumnus. He is one of the highest-ranking Hispanic-Americans in the Bush administration.
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ICF WORKSHOPS: ICF's (Insulated Concrete Forms) can lower heating bills up to 50% and help save the environment. Attend an ICF workshop at the CEEE, Feb. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Contact Stephanie at ceee-pr@uni.edu or 273-3850 for more information.
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP SPEAKERS: "LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP" representing local city, county and student government will be the presenters this Thurs., Feb. 19, 3:30-4:45 p.m. in SEC 247. See details at
http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.htm. Free & open to the public.
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THURSDAZE FEB. 19: Events include the Movie "Bowling for Columbine" 7 & 10 p.m., Maucker Union Ballroom; Black History Month Trivia Show 7 p.m., Maucker Union Coffeehouse (sponsored by MGSA); Gender Feud game show 9 p.m., Maucker Union Coffeehouse (sponsored by V Week); free pool 7-11 p.m., Maucker Union Game Room.
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RASCAL FLATTS LIVE AT THE UNI-DOME: Friday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 pm. Opening acts will be Cledus T. Judd and Brian McComas. Tickets on sale through Ticketmaster. Call 319-363-1888, visit a Ticketmaster outlet (HyVee Stores), or order online at: http://www.ticketmaster.com or http://www.cc.com. All seats are reserved.
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BRAZILIAN CARNAVAL ON THE HILL: Friday, Feb. 20 from 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. at Pour Richard's Pub. $5 Entrance fee. Dance and costume party. Fundraiser for UNI Capoeira Club's second International Capoeira Conference/Batizado and Educational Workshops at UNI April 1-4.
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SMASH A CAR: Friday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on the TKE lawn (across from Bartlett Hall). Pay $5 and take a hit or spray paint a smashed car. Fundraiser for the International Capoeira Conference/Batizado.
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MERYL NORTON HEARST LECTURE SERIES: presents "Clinical Genetics: 'The New Genetics' in Everyday Practice" with G. Bradley Schaefer, MD - Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m., CAC 108. Reception to follow. View and/or print the flyer at
http://www.uni.edu/contined/ces/hearst/schaefer.pdf

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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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MOSCOW STATE RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS: Sunday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC. This company of 160 will present an all Tchaikovsky program. Sponsored by Friends of the Gallagher-Bluedorn. Call 273-SHOW for tickets.
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CONGRESSMAN JIM LEACH TO SPEAK: The Center for International Peace and Security Studies will present a speech by Rep. Jim Leach, (R-Iowa) on "Progress in the War on Terrorism". Congressman Leach is a member of the International Affairs Committee and the Banking Committee and is the Chair of the Subcomittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs. The speech will take place on Monday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. in Expansion A of the Maucker Union Ballroom. All are welcome.
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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: The next meeting of the Faculty Senate will be on Monday, Feb. 23, in the Piazza Meeting Room of Redeker Center at 3:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For further information contact heston@uni.edu.
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ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SPEAKER: Bill Mohrwinkel, a representative for the Alaska Coalition, will present slides and stories dealing with the fragile landscape, native peoples and wildlife in the refuge. His presentation is Monday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m. in the CEEE Auditorium. For more information, visit http://www.alaskacoalition.org
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CELEBRATE EVERY BODY: Feb. 23-27 participate in celebrating every body. Four events are planned for the week: Eating Disorders presentation, Intuitive Eating presentation, 'Whatís Your Eating Attitude?' and Celebrate Every Body clothing drive. Contact Joan.Thompson@uni.edu or 273-2198 for more information.
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SCHOOL COUNSELORS & ADMINISTRATORS CONFERENCE: Tough Challenges, Tender Solutions ó How to Thrive and Survive, Feb. 24, Waterloo. Join school counselors and administrators as they tackle issues facing the field today. Student pricing available. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/contined/ces/sca or call 273-6899.
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MERYL NORTON HEARST LECTURE SERIES: presents "Black Identity and Getting Past Race" with John McWhorter, Ph.D. - Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., Center for Multicultural Education. Reception to follow. View and/or print the flyer at
http://www.uni.edu/contined/ces/hearst/mcwhorter.pdf

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NISEA MEETING: There will be a Northern Iowa State Education Association meeting Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. in the SEC, Rm. 182/183. All education majors are welcome. The officers that went to Dallas will discuss their conference experience.
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VISIT WITH THE PRESIDENTS: Visit with President Bob Koob and Student Body President Emiliano Lerda in the Maucker Union Coffeehouse Wednesday, Feb. 25, noon-1:30 p.m. Stop by to say hello, ask questions, share comments and/or concerns.
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NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR: Wednesday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC. An all-star mix of veterans and the younger generation perform together. Come early for the annual Gallagher-Bluedorn Mardi Gras party in the lobby, at 6 p.m. Wear your mask and beads and dance along to the tunes of New Orleans and The Saints Band. Special food will be available for purchase including chicken creole, jambalaya and carrot cake. Call 273-SHOW for tickets. UNI students receive 50% off tickets.
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MENTAL ILLNESS SIMULATION WORKSHOP: The MSWSA is hosting a "Hearing Voices That Are Distressing" simulation workshop, facilitated by Nancy Tue, MLSW, CPRP, on Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 1-3 p.m. Headphones are used to listen to specialized tapes while participants undertake a series of tasks including social interactions and group activities. Lunch provided. Contact Nicole Arnold at arnoldn79@yahoo.com
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COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS' IOWA CONFERENCE: Feb. 27, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Maucker Union. This conference is for UNI students with an interest in small business, entrepreneurship, or who just want to be inspired to follow a dream. Many great speakers and exciting topics. Sessions designed to fit a MWF class schedule. Come and go as needed, but advanced registration required. Check out the website at
http://www.jpec.org/ceic.htm
for information and registration.
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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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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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SKIING IN WISCONSIN: Feb. 28 at Mt. Lacrosse. Cost is $50 (UNI), $55 (guest). Skis or snowboards included in cost of trip. Pre-trip meeting Feb. 24, 5 p.m. in WRC 174. For more information, contact Outdoor Rec at 273-7163.
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VIENNA CHOIR BOYS AT THE GBPAC: Sunday, Feb. 29, 2 p.m. The Vienna Choir Boys have enchanted millions as they carry on the rich traditions of Viennaís musical life as a living heritage that traces its roots to such figures as Mozart, Haydn and Schubert. Sponsored by Friends of the Gallagher-Bluedorn. Call 273-SHOW for tickets, UNI students receive 50% off ticket prices.
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UNI STUDENT READING ASSOCIATION: Spring Scholastic Book Fair in the lobby of SEC on March 1-4, between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Purchase some favorites for your favorite people and support literacy.
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ANNUAL HLSU LATINO BALL: Saturday, March 6 from 6 p.m.-midnight in the Slife Ballroom for a live performance, national speaker, dancing, contests, prizes, and free refreshments. Dinner tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased 2/23 and 2/26 in the Union. Free speaker and dance to follow. Attire is semi-formal/formal. For tickets contact Dalia@uni.edu
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UNI CLIMBING COMPETITION: Competitions in bouldering, speed climbing, and route climbing offered March 6-7. Cost $25 (one event) $30 (more than one event). Contact Outdoor Rec, 273-7163. Sponsored by UNI Climbing Club.
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PADDLE, PEDAL, & PACE: ìTriî the 1st Annual WRS Indoor Triathlon Sunday, March 7. Run 1.5 miles, swim 400 yards, and bike 6 miles. Registration forms available Feb. 23, WRC 101. Cost $15; includes t-shirt and refreshments. Entries due March 3. For more information contact Reid Bartelt at rbartelt@hotmail.com or 273-7120.
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SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES CONFERENCE: Saturday April 24. Speaking is Dr. John Skowronski of Northern Illinois University. Listen to panels discussing graduate school, jobs, and undergraduatesí professional experiences. Present your research or learn about current studentsí research. Abstract submission deadline is March 26. On-line registration and submission is available at http://fp.uni.edu/maclink/csbs_main.htm
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