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Monday, Oct. 18, 2004

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NEWS 

FLU UPDATE FROM THE STUDENT HEALTH CLINIC:
Take the flu risk test. Are you:
1. Under age 64 with chronic medical conditions?
2. Pregnant, or planning to be pregnant during flu season?
3. A health-care worker?
4. Someone who has regular contact with children younger than 6 months old?
If you answered NO to all these questions you are not at high risk, but should still visit the Student Health Clinic Web site for tips on staying healthy during the cold and flu season: http://www.uni.edu/health/flutips.html
If you answered YES to any of these questions, the Black Hawk County Department of Public Health strongly recommends you receive a flu vaccination. Click on the following link, http://www.uni.edu/health/flu-form.html
Complete the short form and click "submit." The UNI Student Health Clinic will contact you about arranging a flu shot.
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UNI SUBSTANCE ABUSE WEB SITE:
The UNI Substance Abuse Services Web site includes UNI's Alcohol
and Drug Policy; local, state and federal alcohol and illicit drug
laws and related penalties; health risks of alcohol and drug use and
abuse; and counseling, treatment and rehabilitation programs for students
and employees. This information is provided in compliance with provisions
of the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act.
Visit http://www.uni.edu/subabuse
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2003 ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT:
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security
Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the UNI 2003 calendar-year
crime statistics are on the Web. Archives of past years' reports
are available as well. You may request a printed copy by contacting
the Office of the Vice President for Educational & Student Services.
http://www.uni.edu/pubsaf/crimereport03/index.html
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
Covenant Medical Center and Country View are looking for friendly, compassionate people. Covenant needs greeters and information desk assistants to welcome visitors and give directions. Training will be provided. Country View needs assistants to work with residents around the grounds, make purchases, etc. For more information, or to volunteer, contact volunteer@uni.edu
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AFTER SCHOOL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
After school programs looking for volunteers a few times each week to provide tutoring for kids in need. Mid Iowa Family Therapy program runs Monday-Friday 4-6 p.m. and works with high-risk adolescents. Kids Cafe with NE Iowa Food Bank works daily with low-income children, providing activities, tutoring and mentorship in a safe and friendly environment. For more information, or to volunteer, contact volunteer@uni.edu.
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REGISTER TO VOTE: 
Information on voter registration, absentee ballots, important deadlines, locating your polling place, and much more is available at http://www.library.uni.edu/gov/election/index.html.
Information and forms are also available at the display case in the Rod Library lobby.
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NEW SEXUAL ASSAULT POLICY:
Two policies have been added to the UNI's Policies and Procedures. The policies are "3.15 Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct Policy" and "13.12 Policy on Use of Social Security Numbers." The policies were approved by the UNI President's Cabinet May 14, 2004. The full text of the Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct policy can be found at http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/315.shtml, and the Social Security Numbers policy is at http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/1312.shtml.
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HAUNTED HOUSE TO BENEFIT JAMIE AND JIM'S KIDS:
IFC and PHC are selling tickets to Heart of Darkness Haunted House at a discount rate. All proceeds go to Jamie and Jim's kids. Tickets are $5. Contact Joshua Meyer for more information at meyer3@uni.edu or 230-1103.
http://www.Entertheheartofdarkness.com - Haunted House Website
http://www.mix96.net/Kids/ - Jamie and jim's KidsWebsite
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NEW FOOD SELECTIONS IN MAUCKER UNION:
Chats has added new items: strawberry & pumpkin muffins, lemon bread, glazed peanut butter roll, M&M & chocolate chip bars, molasses cookies, and cinnamon twists.
Beginning Oct. 13 - fresh-baked pizzas and pastas at Avanti, grilled sandwiches at Flares,
and a new home cookin' feature on Wednesdays at Wasabi.
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STUDENT RESOURCES  


RESEARCH HELP VIA LIVE CHAT:
Rod Library offers live research help via online chat sessions. Hours: Mon-Wed 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Thursday 11a.m.-8:30 p.m.; and Friday 11a.m.-4:30 p.m. See "Ask Us" link under Shortcuts on library home page or go to http://www.lib.uni.edu/ris/askchat.shtml. Help is also available via e-mail, phone, and in person.
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LOOKING FOR A PERSONAL TRAINER?
Personal trainers not only motivate you to reach your fitness goals, but they also help educate you on proper form and technique. For more information, contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu
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T-SHIRTS FOR SALE: 
The UNI women's swim team is selling T-shirts to raise money for their program. Shirts are $10 for sizes small thru x-large and $12 for xx-large. Contact Head Swim Coach, Stacey Simmer, at 273-7946 or by e-mail stacey.simmer@uni.edu
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STUDY ABROAD:
Find out what programs UNI Study Abroad Center has to offer! Foreign languages knowledge is not required. For most programs abroad you pay UNI tuition. Scholarships are available as well. Stop by 59 Baker Hall (ground floor) or call 273-7078 and sign up for a general info session. Program descriptions are available at http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad.
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LIBRARY EXHIBIT CASES:
Use of exhibit cases in the Rod Library may be requested by university departments and organizations for displays of interest to the university community. To submit a proposal click on http://www.uni.edu/library/exhibitsproposalform.html
To view guidelines for putting up an exhibit click http://www.library.uni.edu/exhb/exguide.html
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PLS TEACHER INSTITUTE:
The 5th bi-annual PLS Teacher Insitute will take place at Price Laboratory School Friday, Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. PLS faculty will present more than 60 different sessions on teaching/administration at the preK-12 level. No charge. Pre-registration is not required. For a schedule of presentations, visit http://www.pls.uni.edu/pls/teacher_institute
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EVENTS 


GEOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM:
"The Prerogative" by Thomas Fogarty, Department of Geography, UNI. Monday, Oct. 18, 6 p.m. in Sabin Room 7. Open to the public.
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:
Chad Fields, research geologist with the Iowa Geological Survey, will present "The Sny Magill Project: A 10-Year Study on the Effects of Best Management Practices on Water Quality," Monday, Oct. 18, at 4 p.m., in Latham Hall 125. Free and open to the public.

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LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Richard Gilewitz, a nationally acclaimed acoustic guitarist and composer, performs on "Live from Studio One", 3rd Floor CAC, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. Cost is $3 per person, children under 12 free.
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POLITICAL SCIENCE SOCIETY MEETING:
The UNI Political Science Society will meet Oct. 18 at 3:30 p.m. in Sabin 327. Professor Hall will speak about careers in political science and international relations. A political discussion will cover topics such as gay marriage, the presidential candidates, and the legalization of marijuana. The Political Science Society is a nonpartisan group of students interested in politics. It is open to all students of any major. For more information, contact uni_politicalsociety@hotmail.com
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HEARST LECTURE SERIES:
Professional scenic designer and Director of Theatre at Trinity University, Steven L. Gilliam will discuss the opportunities and challenges of articulating viewpoints through theatrical design at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 18, Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is free.http://www.uni.edu/theatre/news/indexb.html
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UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE DE IOWA CLOTHING:
Buy your Universidad del Norte de Iowa clothing next week in Maucker
Union (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.) or SEC from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Spanish
Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi's annual sale. T-shirts, sweatshirts
and other items available. Cash only at time of order. Contact
Michelle: bowman@uni.edu (277-2373) or Jamie Williams: jmw@uni.edu
for additional information.
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PRICE LAB SCHOOL CONCERT:
The Northern University High School/Price Lab Music Dept. will present a fall concert Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in Butzier Auditorium at PLS. No charge.
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PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE:

Catherine Palczewski's political communication class is hosting a
presidential debate Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Old Central
Ballroom of Maucker Union. Prior to and after the debate, hundreds of
issue briefs (summaries of the candidates' positions) will be available
for the audience to review. Audience members will also have the
opportunity to register to vote, request an absentee ballot, or learn
more about the voting process. For more information, palczewski@uni.edu

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ICORE CONFERENCE:
A must for all outdoor recreation majors. This conference will take place at Montgomery Bell State Park, Tenn., from Oct. 27 – Nov. 1. Pre-trip meeting Oct. 19 at 5 p.m., WRC 174. Call UNI Outdoors at 3-7163 for more information.
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NISEA MEETING:
There will be an NISEA (Northern Iowa State Education Association) meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. in SEC Room 116. All education majors are welcome.

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EXPLORING MAJORS FAIR:
The 6th Annual Exploring Majors Fair will take place Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. The fair, hosted by Advising and Career Services, is designed for undecided students, as well as students who have declared a major but may be uncertain about their choice. Faculty, advising coordinators, and experienced students from more than 30 departments will be available.Door prizes will be given.
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BRAINSTORM YOUR WAY TO MENTAL HEALTH:
Attend a brainstorming session Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. in the Presidential Room in the lower level of Maucker Union. Help National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) UNI become an enjoyable, informative and supportive group that promotes mental health among family and friends. Ideas on discussion topics, fundraising, support groups are needed.

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NETWORKING - A KEY TO SUCCESS:
Oct. 20, 5:15-6:15 p.m., CBB 3, UNI Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization presents Professor Dale Cyphert speaking on networking - an important skill for all business owners and employees. For more information, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at 273-7350, katherine.cota@uni.edu, or http://www.jpec.org/ceo.htm
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VOLLEYBALL 6-ON-6:
Managers' meeting for league volleyball and open co-rec tournament Oct. 21 at 4 p.m., SEC 247. Registration is Oct. 25-26, WRC 101 from 8 am – 5:30 pm. Play begins Saturday, Oct. 30.
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ART LECTURE:
Internationally-known graphic designer and typographer, Melle Hammer
, will discuss his work and contemporary international issues in design, Thursday Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in 111 Kamerick Art Building. Free and open to the public

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SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ – (UCARD DISCOUNT*)
Saturday, Oct. 23, 2 and 8 p.m. at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com). Broadway’s longest running musical revue filled with the rock ‘n roll music of Elvis, The Coasters, The Drifters, Peggy Lee and more. Winner of a Grammy and recipient of seven Tony award nominations. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC Box Office.
*UNI students - 50 percent off tickets.

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FITNESS & FUN:
Go back to the basics and learn Water Aerobics 101, Saturday, Oct. 23, 9-11 am, WRC Leisure Pool. This clinic will cover deep- and shallow-water basics. Register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis.
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SATURDAY COMBO AEROBICS:
This 75-minute class covers cardiovascular conditioning and strength training for a total body workout. Saturday, Oct. 23, 11:15 a.m., WRC 85. Register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis.
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SUPER SUNDAY:
75 minutes of step, kickboxing, and spinercise. Build strength, improve endurance and tone muscle! Sunday, October 24, 7 – 8:15 pm, WRC 85. Register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis.
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LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
KUNI presents Jonathon Byrd, a songwriter rooted in the traditions of his native Appalachia and winner of the prestigious Kerrville songwriting contest, 3rd floor CAC, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. Adults $3, children under 12 free.

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THE IRAQI QUAGMIRE IN PERSPECTIVE: A TEACH-IN:
UNI professors speak out in a panel discussion about the conflict in Iraq. Speakers include professors John Johnson, Barbara Cutter and Gregory Bruess of the history department; and Allen Hays of public policy. The event will take place Monday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom C. For more information contact Wallace Hettle: wallace.hettle@uni.edu.
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MOOT COURT INFORMATIONAL MEETING:
A judge from previous competitions will inform students about how to prepare a case and attend competitions.
All majors welcome to attend the meeting Monday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in CBB 127. For more information contact Stephanie Grant at sgrant@uni.edu
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OFF-HUDSON PLAY READING:
Theatre UNI presents "Independence" by Lee Blessing, the story of an emotional, unstable mother and her three adult daughters who are struggling with their own demons, set in Independence, Iowa. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. CAC, Room 108. Admission is free.
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LUNAR ECLIPSE:
On Wednesday, Oct. 27, a total lunar eclipse will occur. View the eclipsed moon through the earth science telescope on the roof of McCollum Science Hall. Viewing is 9 p.m. - 11 p.m. Signs in McCollum Science Hall will direct viewers to the observatory.
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SWEENEY TODD AUDITIONS:

Open auditions for "Sweeney Todd" will take place Oct. 27 and 28 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Russell Hall Auditorium. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/news/index.html
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CREATIVITY PANEL DISCUSSION:
CSBS will present a panel discussion and exhibition, "The Changing Face of Iowa: Exploring Creativity in the Community," Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the CEEE, Room 11. A reception, catered by Martha Ives, begins at 6:30 p.m. The formal presentation begins at 7:15 p.m., followed by a performance by the UNI West African Drum Ensemble. Also featured will be a display of two student-generated pieces of public art. Free and open to the public.
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THE BLUESTONES – $5 TICKETS
Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC (www.gbpac.com). Husband-and-wife team, Robert and Rebecca Bluestone, offer a multi-media showcase of acoustic guitar music and artwork. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC Box Office. UNI student tickets $5.
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CAPITOL STEPS – UCARD DISCOUNT
Saturday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. at the GBPAC (www.gbpac.com). This troupe of current and former Congressional staffers take a humorous look at serious political issues. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC Box Office. UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets.
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FREE BALLROOM DANCE AND LESSON:
The UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers are sponsoring a free ballroom dance and lesson Sunday, Oct. 31, in the Maucker Union Expansion. The lesson, from 7 to 8 p.m., will be on Swing variations with dancing afterward from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.
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TEACHER INDUCTION:
The 28th Teacher Education Induction Convocation will take place Friday, Nov. 12, at 3:30 p.m. in GBPAC. The 340 UNI students eligible for induction have been sent invitations. RSVP cards should be returned by Nov. 5. Family and friends of the inductees may attend.

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