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Monday, Nov. 1, 2004

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NEWS 


CAMPUS DIRECTORIES AVAILABLE AT INFO DESK IN ESSENTIALS IN MAUCKER UNION

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E-BILL DUE DATES REMINDER:
E-bills are due Friday, Nov. 5. Students with accounts past due after Nov. 10, will not be able to register for spring 2005 classes. Registration begins Nov. 12 by classification.
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SOUTH UNI-DOME LOT TO CLOSE FRIDAY:
Effective Friday Nov. 5, the South UNI-Dome parking lot will be closed. This lot will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time in preparation for construcion of the McLeod Center.

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SUMMER ORIENTATION STAFF SELECTION:
Applications are available for students interested
in being a member of the UNI Summer Orientation Staff (SOS). The
SOS serve as a resource for university policies, procedures and
support services. They assist new students in the development of
their first-semester class schedules and the registration process.
The SOS also facilitate group discussion, organize
recreational activities and lead campus tours. Compensation
includes $2,000 plus room and board.

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YOUR OPINION COUNTS:
Express your opinion of UNI Dining Services this week. Complete the online survey at http://www.NACUFScustomersurvey.com Use “"124" (followed by your six-digit ID number)” as the login code. You may log in multiple times to rate additional dining venues.
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NISG SENATE SEATS AVAILABLE:
The Northern Iowa Student Government is taking applications for six off-campus Senate seats for the current term. Interested students must live off-campus and have Wednesday evenings available. The Senate meets at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Contact Adam Sherer, Speaker of the Senate, at as517338@uni.edu, or call 273-2650. Applications available online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/government/nisgapp.shtml.
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ART WORK NEEDED:
The V-day Comittee for 2005 will host a silent art auction Feb. 11 and 12. The committee is aksing artists to donate pieces that celebrate the beauty of women. The auction will follow performances of "The Vagina Monologues." For more information, or to donate, contact Erica McClellan at ericam@uni.edu.
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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK:
The UNI Office of International Programs and the Study Abroad Center will celebrate the important contributions of international education experiences and exchange at UNI during International Education Week, Nov. 15-19. Student organizations, RAs and students interested in proposing activities, contact the Study Abroad Center at 273-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu by Oct. 29.
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STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS:
The UNI-Dome will host the 2004 IHSAA State High School Football Playoffs as follows: Nov. 3, 8 and 9 - 6:15 p.m./8:45 p.m.; Nov. 12 - 10:30 a.m./1:30 p.m./4:30 p.m./7:30 p.m.; Nov. 13 - 10 a.m./1 p.m.; Nov. 15, 10:30 a.m./1:30 p.m./4:30 p.m./7:30 p.m.; Nov. 19, 10:30 a.m./1:30 p.m./7:30 p.m. and Nov. 20, 10 a.m./1 p.m./4 p.m. Traffic will be heavy and parking will be limited in lots near the UNI-Dome.
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GOLF EQUIPMENT SALE:
Check out the UNI Golf Tour Pro Shop for fall specials on clothing and gifts. Visit the UNI Golf Tour at http://www.unipanthers.com
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STUDENT RESOURCES  


HALF PRICE FITNESS CLASSES:
WRS fitness, leisure or certification classes are half price. Register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis/fitleis.html or WRC 101.
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STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS:
The Study Abroad Center features a number of scholarships for students taking a semester overseas. Students with no international experience are highly encouraged to apply. There are a number of options to pay UNI tuition while getting credits abroad. For further information call 273-7078, or write to study-abroad@uni.edu, or check it at www.uni.edu/studyabroad.

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GERMAN CONVERSATION TABLE:
German students and anyone interested in German Studies are invited to the conversation table "Kaffeestunde" at Chat's (Maucker Union) every Friday from 2 to
4 p.m.
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CHOOSE A DATABASE:
Rod Library will help you get to the right database via live chat sessions. Hours: Monday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Thursday 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m,; and Friday 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. See "Ask Us" link in upper left corner of library home page or go to http://www.lib.uni.edu/ris/askchat.shtml. Help also is available via e-mail, phone and in person.
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CAPSTONE IN GREECE:
Earn Capstone credit in Greece. Informational meetings for the new June 2005 Capstone Study Abroad Course in Greece are at noon and 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 3, North Room, Maucker Union. Contact Professor Bruess at bruess@uni.edu or 273-2752.
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SHORT-TERM STUDY ABROAD IN NORWAY:
Weaving and Design in Norway is offered May 20-June 4, 2005. (Two credit hours or non-credit potential). Approximate cost: $1,328 for one week and $2,380 for two weeks. Learn to weave vadmel cloth and develop garment designs inspired by Norwegian traditions. For program information, call Carol Colburn, 273-2390. To register, call International Programs, 273-7078.
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SHORT-TERM STUDY ABROAD IN FRANCE:
Fashion and Textiles is offered in Lyon, France, June 20-July 23, 2005. (Six credit hours plus one-credit spring orientation course). Approximate cost: $5,000 including room/board and airfare. For program information, call Annette Lynch, 273-2114 or Mitchell Strauss, 273-2702. To register, call International Programs, 273-7078.
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STUDY IN NICARAGUA:
"Nicaragua--Socio-Economic Reality of Nicaragua." May 10-20, 2005. (Three credit hours-experiential learning course). Approximate cost is $1,510 plus tuition. For program information, call Chris Schrage, 273-2126. For registration information, call International
Programs, 273-7078.
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FREE WEB WORKSHOP: 
ITS-Educational Technology has added an additional section of the popular "Creating Web Pages" workshop series for credit, beginning Thursday, Nov. 4, from 9-10:50 a.m. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/credit.html or call 273-2309 for more details.
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TIME CARD TRAINING:
All university employees will begin using the new HR/Payroll system in December to record hours worked or absences. Training will begin Nov. 1. Six different classes are offered. Register though My UNIverse or this link
https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start&admin_group=MFIS. Your My UNIverse username and password will be needed for registration.
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BUSINESS WRITING SKILLS:
Nov. 3, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Dale Cyphert will present strategies to help students improve writing for reports, papers and business plans. Advanced registration is required. No registration fee. For more information, visit http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm or call 273-7350 to register.
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FINDING JOURNAL ARTICLES FOR PAPERS:
Rod Library can help find articles via live chat sessions. Hours: Monday -Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Thursday 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m; and Friday 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. See "Ask Us" link in upper left corner of library home page or go to http://www.lib.uni.edu/ris/askchat.shtml. Help also is available via e-mail, phone, and in person.
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EVENTS 

ART EXHIBITION:
The "2004 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition" runs Nov. 1 - Dec. 1. The opening reception begins at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 1, in the KAB lobby. The exhibition is a formal presentation of painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, photography, mixed media, performance and installation, featuring the most recent faculty works. Free and open to the public.
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:
Gary Brons, Earth Science major, will present "Salmon Summers: Working as a Technician with the U.S. Forest Service in Sitka, Alaska" on Monday, Nov. 1, 4 p.m., Latham 125.
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FILM: TWILIGHT LOS ANGELES:
Theatre UNI will show the film "Twilight: Los Angeles" by Anna Deavere Smith,Monday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in KAB Room 111. Set in the aftermath of the 1992 Rodney King trial, the film is a series of personal stories from victims, witnesses, participants and observers. Admission is free. http:www.uni.edu/theatre
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KUNI PRESENTS LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
The Pines, David Huckfelt and Ben Ramsey, a new generation of Midwestern roots musicians, will perform at 7 p.m., Nov. 1 in KUNI's Studio One, 3rd floor, CAC. Adults $3, children under 12 free.
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WARSAW PHILHARMONIC:
Monday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com), the Warsaw Philharmonic, one of the world’s GREATEST orchestras will perform. Pianist Olga Kern, who recently performed at Carnegie Hall, will be featured. A pre-performance gala at the Pipac Centre in Cedar Falls begins at 5 p.m. A dinner follows at 5:30 p.m. with a Russian-themed menu. A brief presentation by Jacqueline Halbloom, host of Morning Classics on KHKE, will provide insights and background into the evening's performance. Proceeds benefit KHKE/KUNI. Tickets $40 at the GBPAC box office, or call 273-SHOW, or toll-free 877-549-SHOW.
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POLITICAL SCIENCE MEETING:
The Political Science Society will meet Monday, Nov. 1 at 3:30 p.m. in Sabin 327. Professor Berner will speak about careers with a degree in Public Administration. All majors are welcome. For more info, e-mail uni_politicalsociety@hotmail.com
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DIRECTOR/DESIGNER PRESENTATION: WIT
Tuesday, Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m. Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is free. Director Richard Glockner and production designers will share their vision for bringing to the stage this Pulitzer Prize winning play of a university professor battling ovarian cancer.
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MAJORS MEETING:
Freshmen, undecided students, and students changing majors should attend a departmental meeting for their intended major on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. Identify major courses and learn about the registration process and guidelines for majors. Declare a major. Locations of departmental meetings can be found at: http://www.uni.edu/acs/advising/Events/Major_Meetings_Locations_Fall2004.pdf
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SWING DANCE LESSON:
Two instructors from the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area will teach Swing dance at the Movement Outlet Wednesday, Nov. 3 in WRC 185/187. Movement Outlet is free of charge and is open to all UNI students and faculty/staff. The class runs from 5:30-6:30. Contact Lyndsey Stephenson at zdanz128@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/dance

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FRENCH CONVERSATION TABLE:
French students and anyone interested in French studies are invited to the conversation table "Pause Cafe" Nov. 3, Nov. 17, and Dec. 1 between noon and 1 p.m. behind Chat's (Maucker Union)
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PANTHER ATHLETICS:
Thursday: Men's basketball exhibition game vs. Dubuque, West Gym, 7:05 p.m.
Friday: Volleyball vs Evansville, West Gym, 7 p.m. Women's basketball exhibition game to follow at 9 p.m. vs. Australian Institute.
Saturday: Volleyball vs. Southern Illinois, West Gym, 7 p.m.

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"PROCESS AND CREATIVITY OF THE ARTIST:"
Tapestry weaver Rebecca Bluestone will present a slide show lecture on the process of creating, the discipline of the artist, the role of the senses, intuition and the unconscious, and the artistic statement. This lecture is free and open to the public Nov. 5, 7 p.m. at the KAB.
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BLACK EYED PEAS AT UNI-DOME:
The Black Eyed Peas will perform Friday, Nov. 5 in the UNI-Dome. Tickets are on sale at the UNI-Dome, GB-PAC and Maucker Union box offices, online at http://www.ticketreturn.com, or 273-DOME. Tickets are $18 for UNI students and $26, general public.
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SYMPHONY:
The W-CF Symphony will present "English Romance", a program of works by Vaughan Williams, Barber and Elgar this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the GBPAC's Great Hall. Guest violinist will be Timothy Fain. Pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. in Jebe Hall. For concert tickets, call 273-SHOW or http://www.wcfsymphony.org.
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KUNI PRESENTS:
Live from Studio One. Alastair Moock, a songwriter who works from the crossroads of American music where folk, blues and rock intersect. Nov. 8 at 7 p.m., 3rd Floor, CAC. Adults $3, children under 12 free.
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INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT AUCTION:  
On Monday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m., UNI will hold an auction at the ABIL facility, 400 Technology Place in Waverly. Approximately 60-70 items of industrial equipment will be available. This includes pumps, tanks, kettles, motors, material handling and lab equipment used in the research and development of making lubricants from soy oil. A complete list of equipment is available by contacting Vince at 273-3527 or vince.heuer@uni.edu . For information about equipment specifications or condition, contact Mike at 352-5218 or mike.rogers@abiluni.org.  All items are sold “"as is"” and removal is the responsibility and cost of the buyer. Removal must be completed by 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12. Payment must be made in cash or certified check (required for amounts over $1,000). Preview of equipment will start at 10 a.m. on the day of sale.
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NEWSPAPER REPS ON UNI CAMPUS:
UNI's American Democracy Project is sponsoring "Newspapers on Campus" with representatives from the New York Times, USA Today, and Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Details at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/387.html
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INTRAMURAL SWIM MEET:
Sunday, Nov. 7, 8:30 p.m., WRC pool (warm ups at 8 p.m.)
Registration: Monday, Nov. 1 - Thursday, Nov. 4, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., WRC Room 101.
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OPEN BOWLING TOURNAMENT:
Open scratch-bowling tournament, Monday, Nov. 8 or Thursday, Nov. 11, Valley Park Lanes, Cedar Falls. Singles & doubles, men - women - co-rec.
Cost: $5/three lines (pay at alley prior to bowling). Registration: Monday, Nov. 1 - Wednesday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., WRC Room 101. Play time: 3:30 p.m. either Monday or Thursday.Scratch tournament--singles score combined with designated partner for doubles score. Open to students, faculty and staff .
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FORMER CNN ANCHOR TO SPEAK:
Emmy-award winning journalist and former CNN anchor, Andria Hall, will speak on Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Center for Multicultural Education. She will discuss finding meaning in one's work and how the stresses and challenges of the workplace can affect one's spirituality and balance. Reception and book signing for her book, "The Walk at Work: Seven Steps to Spiritual Success on the Job" begins at 11:30 a.m. The workshop begins at noon. Bring lunch--refreshments and drinks will be provided. http://www.uni.edu/cme.html.
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LECTURE: "WOMEN AND MEN"
"Women and Men: Working Together Against Violence," a lecture
by Michael Kaufman, founder of the White Ribbon Campaign, the largest effort in the world of men working to end violence against women. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., John Deere Auditorium, CBB 109. Contact Harry Brod, 273-2693.
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NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE:
A National Student Exchange (NSE) information meeting will take place Wednesday, Nov. 10, 3:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union, Elm Room. Freshmen and sophomores with a 2.75 UNI and cumulative GPA are urged to attend. Learn how to attend one of 168 universities across the U.S.A. while paying UNI tuition. For additional information, visit http://www.uni.edu/contined/is/nse
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WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN WORKSHOP:
Nov. 10, 4-6 p.m. - Format and strategies for an effective business plan are covered for anyone thinking of starting a business. This course is a must for any student thinking of entering the Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition.  Advanced registration is required. No registration fee. For more information, visit http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm or call 273-7350 to register.
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"SUENO" BY JOSE RIVERA:
A modern, comic interpretation of the Spanish classic "Life is a Dream." Performances Nov. 11 - 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets: $12 regular/$5 youth. Free for UNI students. Call 273-6381.
http://www.theatreuni.com
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AFRO-DANCE CLUB:
Led by artists from the National Song and Dance Company of Mozambique. Starting Nov. 26, the club will meet three times per week in the evenings. To join, contact hanson@uni.edu or call 319-268-0107.
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CANADIAN BRASS – *UCARD DISCOUNT
Sunday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. Featuring an unbeatable blend of musicality, spontaneity and wit with music from Mozart and Bach to Gershwin and jazz. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC Box Office. *UNI students receive a 50 percent discount.
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL – *UCARD DISCOUNT
Saturday, Dec. 18, 2 and 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com). Charles Dickens classic tale "A Christmas Carol" will once again transport audiences to 19th century England as costumes, sets, acts and musicians combine to create a dazzling “holiday greeting card” at the Gallagher-Bluedorn. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC box office. *UNI students receive a 50 percent discount..

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