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Monday, March 1, 2004

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NEWS 

E-MAIL SPOOFING (or Why do I keep getting returned e-mail messages and complaints from people that I'm sending infected e-mail messages that I didn't send?)

Many e-mail viruses use random e-mail addresses from an infected computer's address book in the FROM and TO fields of messages the virus sends. Most likely the virus on someone else's computer has found your e-mail address in an address book and used it in the FROM field as the virus replicates itself via e-mail. The messages look like they came from you, but they did not. This is called e-mail spoofing. More...
http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/virus/

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STUDENT PAYROLL TIMESHEET:
The March pay period ends March 15. If you will not be working during Spring Break, make sure your supervisor has your signed timesheet prior to the break.
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TRYOUTS FOR CHEERLEADERS, DANCERS AND MASCOTS:
Tryouts for the UNI Spirit Squads will be April 1-4, Physical Education Center. Times are as follows: Apr. 1-2, 6-9 p.m.; Apr. 3, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Apr. 4, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, be full-time UNI student and/or bring a copy of UNI Admissions acceptance letter (current high school seniors). Other requirements are at
http://www.unipanthers.com/spirit
; Contact the dance team coach at UNI-Dance@uni.edu or a cheer squad captain e-mail UNI-Cheer@uni.edu
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CELTIC CULTURE CLUB: The Gaelic language/Celtic culture club is looking for members. Visit http://www.quamada.com/gaelic/ for more information.
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DONATE TO THE PRSSA DO-RUN-RUN:
The UNI Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), in conjuction with Habitat for Humanity and Mix 96, will host the 15th annual Do-Run-Run May 1, 9 a.m., at Gateway Park in Cedar Falls. Donations for this fundraiser are needed. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/355.html

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RECYCLE CELLULAR PHONES: Drop boxes are located in WRC 224, ITC 9, CEEE 111 or the DOR Office in Redeker Center. The first priority for remanufactured phones is domestic violence shelters. For more information contact Michaela Rich, 3-3689, michaela.rich@uni.edu; http://www.rrttc.uni.edu
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STUDENT RESOURCES  

ACTING FOR LIFE: Job interviews coming up? Looking for a summer elective that will help? The Dept. of Theatre can help with Acting for Life (490:059). This May term class will teach techniques for relaxation and focus, increasing self-awareness and communication skills, decreasing performance anxiety, and expressing your creative impulses and emotions. For more information, visit http://www.theatreuni.com
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SPRING JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR:
Wednesday, March 3, 10-3, Maucker Union Ballroom. All majors are encouraged to attend. Many employers will be signing up students for interviews the following day. Sponsored by the UNI Career Center, East Gym #113A. Check out the participating organizations: http://www.uni.edu/careercenter
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WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTION CLASS (WSI):
The School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services is sponsoring three Water Safety Instruction Courses this spring. This American Red Cross course certifies individuals to teach swim lessons. Classes will be May 14-16 and May 20-23. Contact Christopher Denison for more information at 273-7263 or at denison@uni.edu
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GET CERTIFIED, BECOME A LIFEGUARD: Wellness & Recreation Services has lifeguard certification classes available. A 36-hour training course spread over six days. Training begins April 4. Cost is $111 (cash, check, or U-bill). For more information contact Phyllis Boeke in WRC 101, 273-6275.
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BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS: Instructor Francis Degnin will teach American and International styles of ballroom, Latin, and swing dance. Classes are March 11-April 22, Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. Cost $30 (employee) $25 (student). Intermediate/beginning level. No partner required. Register in WRC 101, 7:30 a.m. ‚ 5:30 p.m. Contact Dana.Foster@uni.edu or 273-5859.
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GREECE STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM: The June 2004 Greece Study Abroad Program has a few openings available. If you want to study in Greece and earn UNI credit, contact Bruess, History, at 273-2752, bruess@uni.edu, or visit the Web site at http://www.uni.edu/global/coursesabroad/Greece/Greece2004.htm
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GRADUATE COLLEGE APA WORKSHOPS: For graduate students writing a thesis or dissertation, APA Workshops will be offered by the Graduate College in Room 122M, Lang Hall. Dates and times: March 1, 3:30-5 p.m.; March 2, 1:30-3p.m.; March 10, 10-11:30a.m.. No registration required. Bring your APA Manual, 5th ed. Direct questions to:
barbara.kueter@uni.edu
or 273-2851.

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SUSHI AVAILABLE AT 23RD ST. MARKET:
Sushi will continue to be available at the 23rd Street Market through March 5. Small packages and party trays are available. Sales have been below the level needed for the franchise to continue beyond March 5. Watch for more grab-and-go items at the 23rd Street Market during spring semester.
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LEADERSHIP ESSAY COMPETITION:
Deadline for entries for the Leadership Essay Competition is Mon., March 8, 5 p.m. $100 prize for winner. Specific topic to be addressed, formatting details, evaluation criteria, and where to send essay are at
http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/essay.htm

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ROY J. CARVER SCHOLARSHIP:
Twenty new recipients will be selected to receive $5,200 for the 2004-05 academic year. For selection criteria, visit
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/356.html

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HOURS

CHANGES IN LIBRARY HOURS DURING SPRING BREAK:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#spring

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EVENTS 

UNI MUSIC EVENTS:
http://www.uni.edu/chfa/musicdescrip.html

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UPCOMING UNI ATHLETICS HOME EVENTS:
Mon., Mar. 1 -- Men's Basketball vs. Southern Illinois, 7:05 p.m., UNI-Dome
Thu., Mar. 4 -- Women's Basketball vs. Indiana State, 7:05 p.m., West Gym
Sat., Mar. 6 -- Women's Basketball vs. Illinois State, 3:05 p.m, West Gym
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: David Malone, Geology, Illinois State University, will present "The Heart Mountain Detachment, Wyoming: Solving a Classic Structural Geology Problem" Tuesday, March 2, at 4 p.m. in Latham Hall 125. This talk was postponed from Feb. 5 due to bad weather. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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FIVE 'TIL ARTIST SERIES: Guitarist Deidre McCalla, in support of her new album "Playing for Keeps," will perform Wednesday, March 3, at 11:55 a.m. in the Hemisphere Lounge. Bring your lunch and enjoy the music. Sponsored by Student Activities Office. Call 3-2683 for more information.
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"LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP": focuses on spiritual and religious leadership this Thursday, March 4, 3:30-4:45, in 247 SEC. Speakers are Mohammed Fahmy, Waterloo/Cedar Falls Islamic Center; Susan Manshadi, Bahai Faith; Ellen Miller, World's Window; and Pastor Ben Webb, St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Free and open to the public. See series schedule at: http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.htm.
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THURSDAZE EVENTS, MARCH 4: Play OUTCAST, The Ultimate College Survival Game, Maucker Union Coffeehouse. Someone will walk away with a cruise aboard Discovery One. Must be present at 8:30 p.m. in order to play. Also see the blockbuster "School of Rock," 7 and 10 p.m., Macker Union Ballroom. Call 273-2683 for more information.
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THE TENDER LAND: Theatre UNI and the UNI School of Music present Aaron Copland's "The Tender Land," an American opera set in rural Iowa in the 1930s, March 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free to UNI students with ID. Call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 3-6381.
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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: An on-campus legislative briefing will take place at noon, Friday, March 5, in the lower level of Maucker Union, the Elm Room. Keith Saunders, associate director of UNI's Governmental Relations Office, will give an update about major legislative issues and funding for public higher education. Keith will be available for questions.
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SYMPHONY: Led by Music Director Jason Weinberger, The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, will present an all-orchestral concert this Friday and Saturday night, March 5-6, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. The program will include works by Debussy, Bermel and Dvorak. Tickets at 3-7469 and at the door starting at 6 p.m.
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CELTIC SOCIAL DANCE: Saturday, March 6, 7 p.m., Russell Hall. Participants can learn Irish, Scottish, Welsh and American contra dances. $5/person, $3/student ID at the door. Proceeds go to the UNI dance program. For more information, call (319) 273-3613 or visit http://www.uni.edu/dance/ceili.htm.
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STEP UP TO THE MIC: The ultimate karaoke contest is at Pour Richard's on The Hill, Saturday, March 6. The top three winners take home cash prizes. Additional door prizes will be awarded. Open mic is from 9 to 10 p.m., competition begins at 10. Entrants will be taken until 12:30 when the finals begin. "Step Up to the Mic" is brought to you by UNI American Marketing Association and sponsored by Sterling Mills University and Q92.3.
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DISCOVERING AND PRESERVING YOUR FAMILY HERITAGE: A panel of experts share information on how to research family heritage and how to preserve objects, photos, traditions and oral histories. Speakers include Riki Saltzman, folklorist/anthropologist, Iowa Arts Council; Loren Horton, senior historian emeritus, State Historical Society of Iowa; and George Geisler, president, Iowa Geneaological Society. Sunday, March 7, 1:30-3 p.m., University Museum. Free and open to the public.
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ALTAN TO PERFORM: Sunday, March 7, 7:30 p.m., at the GBPAC. This quintet ranks among the world's top Irish traditional bands. They perform jigs, reels and ballads from Ireland's County Donegal. Bagpipe music and the Claddaugh Dancers from Dubuque perform in the lobby, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Guinness Beer and Irish food available for purchase in the lobby pre-show. Call 273-SHOW for tickets, UNI students receive a 50 percent discount on tickets.
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FACULTY SENATE MEETING: The next meeting of the Faculty Senate will be Monday, March 8 in the Presidential Room of Maucker Union at 3:15. The agenda focuses primarily on proposals for changes to the Liberal Arts Core. All are welcome. For further information, contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu
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PANEL DISCUSSION: MEL GIBSONíS PASSION OF THE CHRIST: Monday, March 8, 7:30 p.m., Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union. Panelists: Ken Atkinson: "A Biblical Scholar's Perspective," Harry Brod: "The Rise of Spectacular Christianity," Betty DeBerg: "Atonement and Mel Gibson," James Robinson: "Another Battle in the Culture Wars." For more information, contact Martha Reineke, 273-6233
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MOMIX TO PERFORM AT THE GBPAC: Monday, March 8, 7:30 p.m. People who aren't people, sculptures that come alive, groups that combine into strange and magical creatures. Leaping lizards, stately cactus, tumbling tumbleweeds and all desert creatures fill the Momix fantasy world of Opus Cactus. Sponsored by UNI's Center for Academic Achievement. Call 273-SHOW for tickets, UNI students receive a 50 percent discount on tickets.
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WORLD MUSIC CONCERT: UNI Percussion/Marimba and West African Drum Ensembles Concert, Randy Hogancamp, conductor, with guests Anthony DiSanza, Brazilian percussion and Arabic tabla, and University of Iowa Afro/Cuban Drum and Dance Ensemble, James Dreier and Paul Cunliffe, directors - March 8, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. No admission charge.
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IM TENNIS & RACQUETBALL DOUBLES:
Men, women, and co-rec divisions; single elimination format. Registration is Monday, March 8-Thursday, March 11 in WRC 101, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Play begins Monday, March 22. Sign-Up early, entry slots are limited.
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SPRING BREAK CANOEING:
Explore the Rio Grande's 90-mile stretch of river March 13-21. Cost is $325 (UNI), $345 (Guest). Pre-trip meeting March 4 at 5 p.m., WRC 174. Swimming skills and good physical condition are a prerequisite. Sign up early by calling Outdoor Rec at 273-7163.
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UNI PRSSA 2004 REGIONAL ACTIVITY: The UNI PRSSA Chapter is one of 12 chapters nationwide that was selected to host a 2004 Regional Activity, April 2-4. Keynote speaker is Stacy Solovey, PR Manager for Bally's and Paris Las Vegas Hotel/Casinos in Las Vegas. All students are invited. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/prssa/ra
or email uniregionalactivity@yahoo.com
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SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES CONFERENCE: Saturday April 24. Speaker is John Skowronski of Northern Illinois University. Listen to panels discussing graduate school, jobs, and undergraduates' professional experiences. Present your research or learn about current students' 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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