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Monday, Nov. 15, 2004

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NEWS 

CAMPUS CONVERSATION:
All UNI faculty, staff, and student employees are invited to participate in a campus conversation that addresses the questions, "What makes UNI a great place to work? What would make it better?" By Dec. 1, submit comments to these questions by e-mail to conversation@uni.edu, or anonymously via the Web site: http://www.uni.edu/conversation. If you have questions, contact a member of the Campus Advisory Group, http://www.uni.edu/pres/univcomm/advisory.shtml
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UNI SEVERE WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Public announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations will be made via local radio and TV stations, and the UNI home page. For more information about weather announcements and UNI policies and procedures, see http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/390.html
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NEW CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE COURSES:
In addition to Environment, Technology and Society (820:140), 14 sections of several new Capstone Experience courses will be offered for spring 2005. Check the spring schedule of classes for a complete listing, and the Liberal Arts Core Web site at http://fp.uni.edu/lac/ for the new course descriptions.

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HEALTH UPDATE FROM THE UNI STUDENT HEALTH CLINIC:
Black Hawk County has had 140 confirmed cases of whooping cough since July 1. Whooping cough is not usually life-threatening for adults, but it is serious. If you contract whooping cough, the State Department of Health mandates isolation for five days.
Tips for staying healthy:
• If you feel sick from the flu, stay home. This will help slow the spread of disease to others.
• When you sneeze or cough, cover your nose and mouth with disposable tissue. 
• Wash hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 15 seconds.
• Get plenty of rest, and exercise, and eat properly.
• Clean surfaces you touch frequently (door knobs, water faucets, refrigerator handles and telephones).
For more tips, see:
http://www.uni.edu/health/flutips.html

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MCLEOD CENTER CONSTRUCTION NOTICE:
A construction fence at the McLeod Center work site (south UNI-Dome parking lot) has been installed. This changes access to the UNI-Dome and WRC. For a map highlighting UNI-Dome event parking and handicapped access, see
http://www.uni.edu/infosys/construction/
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SEALED BID AUCTION:
UNI is offering five pianos and seven marching band drums for sale by sealed bid. Bids are due by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 30. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/389.html
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TOWERS STUDENT COMPUTER CENTER BACK ONLINE:
The Towers Student Computer Center (lab) has reopened to serve students, faculty and staff, with 59 workstations available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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ROD LIBRARY STUDENT COMPUTER FEE SURVEY:
Rod Library invites the campus to participate in its annual survey about which activity categories should be supported with student computer fee money. The survey will run through Tuesday, Nov. 23. The survey is at http://www.uni.edu/library/scfsurvey.shtml and in paper form in the library lobby.
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MEMFIS TRAINING - NEW HR/PAYROLL SYSTEM:
All university employees will begin using the new HR/payroll system in December. Learn how to access MEMFIS; view and update your personal and W-4 information, print your payslip; and create, review and approve timecards. Training sessions are scheduled through November. Additional sessions will be added for December. Register through My UNIverse in the MEMFIS section.
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NOMINATIONS FOR VAGINA WARRIORS NEEDED:
A vagina warrior is someone who has worked or is working to help end gender-based violence. They can be man or woman, young or old. The V-day Committee is looking for nominations. These people will be honored for their accomplishments at V-day events during Feb. 7-12. Send nominations to uni_vdaycommittee@hotmail.com. by Dec. 17.
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STUDENT RESOURCES  

COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED:
Seniors and underclassmen are invited to join the 2005 Senior Celebration planning committee. Members plan and coordinate Senior Celebration events, held in April. First meeting will take place in December. Interested students should e-mail Amy.Mohr@uni.edu.
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INTERVIEW TIPS WORKSHOP:
CSA is sponsoring an Interview Tips Workshop presented by the Career Center, Nov. 16, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Maucker Union Elm Room. Peer Advisers will act out different interview scenarios. Sign up with the Career Center.
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FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS FOR CREDIT:
Improve your computer skills and receive credit for it in only four weeks. Space is limited and sections fill quickly. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/credit.html for more information.
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SUMMER ORIENTATIONS STAFF:
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.
Compensation includes $2,000 plus room and board.

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NEW ORGANIZATION:
Looking for organized and motivated students to help start a new honors organization at UNI. Officers and initial members needed. Contact Amy Wertz at awertz@uni.edu for more information.
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TOPICS IN THEATRE DESIGN CLASS:
Spring semester class explores connections between costume and lighting design, focusing on the musical "Sweeney Todd." Non-theatre majors welcome. Contact: Carol Colburn (carol.colburn@uni.edu) or Eric Lange (eric.lange@uni.edu). 490:144g (3 hrs.) Fridays, 1 - 3 p.m.
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FINDING JOURNALS:
Rod Library will help track down journals via live chat sessions. Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 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 in upper left corner of library home page or go to http://www.lib.uni.edu/ris/askchat.shtml Help also available via e-mail, phone and in person.
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EXERCISE ADHERENCE:
If you struggle with exercise adherence or just aren't sure what to do, then a personal trainer is the answer. A personal trainer will design a program with your specific goals in mind, motivate and educate you. Contact Kristy.Leen@uni.edu or 273-7167. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/PT/index.html
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HOURS

WRC HOLIDAY HOURS:
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/thanksgiving.pdf
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LIBRARY HOURS FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#thanks
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IRTS-SEC 222 THANKSGIVING WEEK HOURS:
IRTS-SEC 222 library and computer labs will close at 10 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 23 and re-open Monday, Nov. 29, at 7:45 a.m.
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PANTHER SHUTTLE HOURS CHANGE:
Starting Nov. 22, the Panther Shuttle hours will be reduced by 90 minutes each day. The shuttle will begin service at 7:30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. daily. Panther Shuttle schedules are available at the NISG office (upper level Maucker Union) or online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg Call the NISG office at 273-2650 or e-mail nisg@uni.edu with any questions or comments.

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EVENTS 

CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK AT UNI:
Celebrate the contributions of international education, experiences and exchange at UNI during International Education Week, Nov. 15 - 19, by attending events and activities. Complete schedule of events is available at http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/news/IEW2004.asp
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MERYL NORTON HEARST LECTURE SERIES:
Anna Deavere Smith, actor, playwright and professor, presents "Snapshots: Glimpses of America in Change," a lecture exploring issues of race, community and character in America, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. GBPAC. Admission is free.
http://www.theatreuni.com
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LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
KUNI presents The Bluegrass Pals, Monday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., 3rd floor CAC. Adults $3 and children under 12 free.
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:
Brian Craig and Chris Watts, UNI geology majors, will present "Summer 2004 Geology Field Camp Experiences," on Monday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m., in Latham 125. Everyone is welcome.
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GEOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM PRESENTATION:
"Long-term Monitoring and Ecosystem Research at NASA's Kennedy Space Center," by Carlton Hall, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Fla., Monday, Nov. 15, 6 p.m., Sabin 7. Open to the public.
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SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Monday, Nov. 15, Faculty/Student Recital: Northern Iowa Chamber Orchestra, GBPAC, Davis Hall 6 p.m.
Monday. Nov. 15, UNI Horn Choir Concert, Thomas Tritle, director, GBPAC, Davis Hall, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 16, Julia Trahan Viola Studio Recital, GBPAC, Davis Hall, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 16, UNI Jazz Bands II and III Concert, Washut, Giampietro and Milenkovic; conductors. GBPAC, Great Hall 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 17, Student Recital: Michael Prichard, trumpet, GBPAC, Davis Hall, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 17, UNI Concert Band Performance, Rod Chesnutt, conductor; GBPAC, Great Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov.18, Spotlight Series: Instrumental Concerto Competition Finals. GBPAC Great Hall ,7:30 p.m. $6 public, $5 seniors, $4 students, or u-Card free. Tickets 273-SHOW (7469).
Friday, Nov. 19, Student Recital: Nathan Smith, oboe, GBPAC Davis Hall, 6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 19, Student Trumpet Recital: Brandon Lewis, and Caleb Shreeves, GBPAC Davis Hall, 8 p.m.

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MORALITY, RELIGION AND POLITICS TEACH-IN AND DISCUSSION:
A teach-in and discussion on "Morality, Religion, and Politics" will address issues raised by the election and those pertaining to the place of religion and morality in political life. Harry Brod, Susan Hill, Laura Kaplan, Ana Kogl, and David Moore will speak, Nov. 16, 3:30 p.m., Sabin 102.
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CELEBRATE RIALTO:
Celebrate Rialto, Nov. 15-17, 5-8 p.m. nightly. There will be giveaways, live music, door prizes, friends night (Tuesday) and a special Thanksgiving meal (Wednesday). The Rialto opened this fall in Towers Center. It includes the new dining center and Dashes, a "grab and go" venue.
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SATELLITE SEMINAR:
The National Collegiate Honors Council/Phi Theta Kappa 2004 Satellite Series, concludes with "Sports in Popular Culture: Are We Winning or Losing," Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m., in Old Central Ballroom A of Maucker Union. Discussion will be moderated by Carol Phillips, HPELS. Call the University Honors Program at 273-3175 for more information.
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NISEA (NORTHERN IOWA STUDENT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION) MEETING:
There will be an NISEA meeting Wednesday, Nov. 17, in SEC Room 116. Officers will be elected and a first-year teacher will speak . All education majors are welcome.
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NAMI BIPOLAR GROUP:
Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 4 p.m., in the Presidential Room of Mauker Union, Kathy Rhinehart will speak on her struggle with bipolar disorder. A video of athlete Alonzo Spellman's struggles with bipolar will be shown. A group discussion will follow. Free and open to the public.
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NEED RELATIONSHIP ADVICE?:
David Coleman, the Dating Doctor, will speak Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in Lang Hall auditorium. Coleman will address the complicated and often comical aspects of relationships. The program is free for all UNI students, faculty and staff.
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PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., SRL 115. Joanne Goldman, history, will present "Blurred Boundaries and False Dichotomies: Science and the Federal Government." Free and open to all.
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ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINOLOGY STUDENTS:
Organization will elect officers and plan activities for the year,on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 4 p.m. in Sabin 107.Open to all students interested in criminology. Refreshments will be served.
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BUSINESS IDEA GENERATION WORKSHOP:
Nov. 17, 5:15 - 6:15 p.m., CBB 3. Attend this workshop, sponsored by UNI CEO, and learn how to generate and evaluate small business ideas. No advanced registration required. Open to all. For more information, contact katherine.cota@uni.edu, 273-7350.
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KUM & GO COUPON FUNDRAISER:
The Financial Management Association and American Marketing Association are teaming up with Kum and Go to sell coupon books for $5, Thursday, Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.in Maucker Union. With the coupon book you get $3 back in FREE gas, candy bars, pop, cappuccinos, bottled waters and sandwiches. Get $25 in free stuff for $5. Good at all Kum & Go locations. Get a card good for one 16 oz. K&G Koolee for stopping by the table. Or e-mail (include name, phone #, and quantity) etrytten@uni.edu for delivery.
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NEW iMAC G5 AND OTHER MACINTOSH SYSTEMS:
See the new iMac G5 and other Macintosh Systems in Maucker Union from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19.
For more details see http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase/mac_demo
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PANTHER ATHLETICS:
Saturday: Women's basketball vs. Illinois-Chicago, West Gym, 4:05 p.m. uCard free.
Sunday: Men's baskebtall vs. Wayne St., UNI-Dome, 5:05 p.m. uCard free.
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ACCOUNTING FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS:
Nov. 20, 9-11 a.m., CBB 3. Presenters will cover chart of accounts for small business and define terms with examples. Advanced registration required, call 273-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu
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FREE BALLROOM DANCE AND LESSON:
The UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers are sponsoring a free ballroom dance and lesson Sunday, Nov. 21, in the Maucker Expansion. The lesson, from 7 to 8 p.m., will teach the St. Louis Shag. A dance will follow until 9:30 p.m. The event is open to the public.
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LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
KUNI presents acoustic folk music duo Curtis & Loretta, Monday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m., 3rd floor CAC. Tickets $3 for adults, children under 12 free.
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DANCE AUDITIONS:
UNI Orchesis Dance Company is holding auditions for the spring semester Tuesday, Nov. 30 and Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m., in WRC 185/187. Earn academic credit. For more information, contact director Michelle Ozmun at 273-3560 or michelle.ozmun@uni.edu.
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HEAD TO THE UNDERWORLD:
UNI Outdoors is heading to Hunters Cave, Mo., Dec. 4-5. Cost is $50 (UNI); $60 (guest). Pre-trip meeting is Dec. 1, at 5 p.m., WRC 174. Contact Outdoor Rec at 273-7163 for more information.
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SCUBA DIVE THE CARIBBEAN:
Join UNI Outdoors Dec. 27 –- Jan. 3, in the Bimini Islands. Cost is $1,250 (UNI); $1,350 (guest). Payment plans available. Pre-trip meeting is Dec. 2, at 7 p.m., WRC 174. Call 273-7163 or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/outrec
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HIT THE SLOPES:
Enjoy downhill skiing in Steamboat Springs, Colo., Jan. 3-8, with UNI Outdoors. Pre-trip meeting Dec. 2, at 5 p.m., WRC 174. For more information call 273-7163 or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/outrec
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"WIT" BY MARGARET EDSON:
Theatre UNI, in collaboration with Two Friends Productions, presents the Pulitzer Prize- winning drama, "Wit," Dec. 2 - 4, at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 5, at 2 p.m.
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