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Monday, Nov. 29, 2004

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NEWS 

DEDICATION OF NEW STUDENT SERVICES CENTER:
All are invited to attend the dedication of the new Follon Student Services Center, in Gilchrist Hall on Dec. 3. An open house will be from 3 to 5 p.m., with the dedication program at 3:30 p.m. Sue Follon, the first woman to serve as vice president at UNI, was vice president of Educational & Student Services from 1985 to 1998.
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TIME REPORTING FOR STUDENT EMPLOYEES:
Important changes for MEMFIS users and all UNI student employees will go into effect on Dec. 12. For details, see http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/392.html

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UNI MAIL ENCRYPTION:
Effective Nov. 30, the UNI Web mail server, uniwebmail.uni.edu, will be configured to encrypt username, password and message to enhance e-mail security. This transition should be transparent to users (current Web browsers are able to automatically detect secure communications). ITS will monitor UNI's server during this transition to ensure performance is maintained.
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OUTSTANDING GRADUATE FACULTY TEACHING AWARD:
This award recognizes full-time members of the regular graduate faculty for outstanding teaching. It includes a $500 prize. Deadline for nominations is Jan. 24, 2005. Information and nomination material are available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/teaching.asp or by contacting David Walker, associate dean for Faculty Scholarship, at 273-6148 or david.walker@uni.edu.
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NOMINATIONS NEEDED FOR STUDENT ENTREPRENEURS TO SPEAK:
The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is seeking nominations, including self nominations, for students to speak at the 2005 Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Iowa Conference. Students should run a successful business and be willing to share its start-up story with other students. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 7. Call 273-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu with nomination information.
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INTERLIBRARY LOAN REQUEST FORMS:
Beginning January 2005, all interlibrary loan requests will be accepted only in electronic form at http://unistar.uni.edu/screens/rod_ill.html Or to go to the Rod Library homepage (http://www.library.uni.edu/). At the ILL Desk, there are two public computers dedicated to ILL electronic requests. Library staff can provide assistance.
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HOLIDAY BAKING WITH UNI COOKIE DOUGH:
Fresh Beginnings offers 3.5-pound tubs of cookie dough. Order online by e-mailing Carolyn.Young@uni.edu stating the requested quantity, flavors and pick-up date and location: Biscotti's at Redeker Center, 23rd Street Market at Commons or Prexy's in Maucker Union. Each tub will make 3.5 dozen cookies for $6.99. Pick-up dates: Dec. 9, 10 and 13-16.
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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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ART PIECES NEEDED:
The V-Day committee is seeking art that celebrates the beauty of women. The artwork will be sold in a silent auction during "The Vagina Monologues," Feb. 11 and 12. All proceeds go to charity. To donate, or for more information, contact Vanessa Mills at vanz610@uni.edu.
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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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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/391.html Photos of the instruments are available at
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/pianos.shtml

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STUDENT RESOURCES  

A PLACE TO CRAM:
Come to the Center for Multicultural Education to study for finals Sunday, Dec. 12, from 2 to 6 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 13, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Enjoy free pop, popcorn. For more information, contact the CME at 273-2250.
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IT'S ABOUT TIME:
Student employees should prepare for the changes coming Dec. 12, with the implementation of MEMFIS HR and Payroll. Train yourself to create and approve timecards at
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/training_and_support/unitime.asp
Learn to print your direct deposit and earnings statement (payslip), update personal information at
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/training_and_support/self_service.asp
Formal training available, too. Register at
https://access.uni.edu/cgibin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start&admin_group=MFIS

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STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITES FOR ENGLISH-SPEAKERS:
A number of programs are available in these English-speaking countries: Australia (Newcastle & Tasmania), England, Ireland, Wales and New Zealand. Programs in Austria, Denmark and France also offer courses in English. Call the Study Abroad Center at 273-7078, stop by at 59 Baker Hall (ground floor) or visit http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad
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EVENTS 

KUNI PRESENTS:
Live from Studio One. Karla Ruth, acoustic/folk/pop artist performs Monday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m., third floor CAC. Tickets $3 for adults, children under 12 free.
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GEOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM PRESENTATION:
"Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Data and GIS Tools to Assess Water Quality in Coastal Areas and Shallow Inland Lakes" by Ramanathan Sugumaran, geography. Monday, Nov. 29, 6 p.m., Sabin 7. Open to the public.
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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:
Marc Peterson, geographic information scientist with the UNI STORM Project, will present "Unbelievable Belize" on Monday, Nov. 29, at 4 p.m. in Latham Hall 125. Free and open to the public.
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"THE SEARCH FOR NEW THERAPEUTICS AMONG THE AMAZONIAN JIVARO OF PERU":
Dr. Walter Lewis, internationally known ethnobotanist whose work inspired the 1992 movie "Medicine Man," will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Free and open to the public.
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ATHLETICS:
Wednesday: Men's basketball vs. Iowa State, UNI-Dome, 7:05 p.m.
Thursday: Women's basketball vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee, West Gym, 7:05 p.m.
Sunday: Wrestling hosts UNI-Open, UNI-Dome, all day.

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DANCE AUDITIONS:
UNI Orchesis Dance Company is holding auditions for the spring semester on Tuesday, Nov. 30 and Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. in WRC 185/187. The group performs modern, ballet, jazz, and tap styles of dance. Earn academic credit for participation. For more information contact director Michelle Ozmun at 273-3560 or michelle.ozmun@uni.edu.
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UNDERWORLD ADVENTURE:
UNI Outdoors will head to Hunters Cave, Mo., Dec. 4-5. Cost $50 (UNI); $60 (guest). Pre-trip meeting Dec. 1, at 5 p.m., WRC 174. Call 273-7163 for more information.
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DECORATING THE CME HOLIDAY TREE:
Help decorate the Multicultural Holiday Tree on Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the CME. It will be decorated with the ornaments received from the drive. Come for holiday music, cultural refreshments, apple cider, and fun. For more information, contact the CME at 273-2250 or visit www.uni.edu/cme.
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CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS AT THE SCHOOLHOUSE:
Marshall Center School, Dec. 2, 6:30-8 p.m. Visit UNI's one-room schoolhouse and experience a 1920s Christmas. Free and open to the public.
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CELTIC MUSIC SESSIONS:
UNI Gaelic Club presents Celtic music sessions at the Vibe, Thursday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m. Come play, sing or listen. To join the Gaelic Club, e-mail Melody at ginki@uni.edu. For more info about the sessions, visit http://www.uni.edu/dance/ceili.htm
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"WIT" BY MARAGERT 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. "Wit" is a story of one woman's fight against terminal ovarian cancer.
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CELEBRATE THE SEASONS:
Enjoy sleigh rides and a visit with Santa, Thursday, Dec. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. Experience cultural celebrations from around the world. For more information, call the
Student Involvement & Activities Center at 273-2683.

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UNI DEPT. OF ART STUDENT PAINTING SALE:
Painting studio students will offer original works for sale Friday, Dec. 3, from 3 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 4, from noon to 3 p.m., Kamerick Art Building, Room 235.
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UNI ANNUAL STUDENT POTTERY SALE:
Friday, Dec. 3, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 4, noon to 3 p.m. in Kamerick Art Building, Room 126.
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8-ON-8 MEN'S OPEN DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT:
Saturday, Dec. 4, WRC south courts, starting at 1:30 p.m. Tournament is open to students, faculty and staff. There is a $20 entry fee; two-game guarantee. Team entries are due by Dec. 1 at the WRC Room 101 before 5:30 p.m.
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5-ON-5 OPEN CO-REC INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENT:
Games will be played Sunday, Dec. 5, WRC south courts, 1 p.m. Open to students, faculty and staff. Teams can register Nov. 29 through Dec. 1 at the WRC Room 101, between 8 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. Entry fee of $20; two-game guarantee.
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AUDITIONS FOR "THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES":
Open auditions for the the all-female cast of "The Vagina Monologues" will take place Dec. 6 and 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. Callbacks will be Dec. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. Auditions and callbacks will be in Room 1 of Strayer Wood Theater. Prepare a one-minute monologue or something that displays individual talent. There also will be pieces from the show. For more information, contact the V-Day committee at uni_vdaycommittee@hotmail.com
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CANDIDATE PRESENTATIONS:
Candidates for the position of associate director of Compliance and Equity Management will present their philosophies of affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity. Join the last two candidates, Greta Truman, Monday, Dec. 6 from 10:15 to 11 a.m., and Gwenne Culpepper on Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Both sessions will take place in the Elm Room of Maucker Union.
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HELP FOR THE HOLIDAYS:
Sign up for the community service project at the Salvation Army on Wednesday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Help prepare and serve lunch. Transportation is provided. For more information, or to sign up, e-mail volunteer@uni.edu or call 273-6849.
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