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Monday, Jan. 17, 2005

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NEWS 

CAMPUS SAFETY REMINDER:
Facilities Services reminds faculty, staff and students to take care when walking across campus and parking lots. Changes in winter weather can make walking surfaces slippery in a short amount of time. For information about the Physical Plant snow removal schedule and related polices, see
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/phyplant/services/snow.shtml

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UNI SEVERE WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Public announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations are made via local radio and TV stations, and the UNI home page. The local TV stations also list closings and delays on their Web sites. See
http://www.kwwl.com/
http://www.kcrg.com/
http://www.kgan.com/
For more information about weather announcements see
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/390.html
For more information about UNI weather-related policies and procedures, see http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/407.shtml
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FORM W2 ADDRESS CHANGE:
W2s will be mailed to student's home (not local) address the last week in January. To change your home address, go to "My UNIverse." Under "My Personal Records," click on "Update My personal information." Address can also be changed by filing an address change form at the Registrar's Office. Address changes for W-2 puposes are due by Jan. 19.
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STUDENT E-MAIL ACCOUNTS TO BE REMOVED:
UNI e-mail accounts for students not registered for the spring semester are disabled, archived to tape, and removed from the server after the end of the third week of classes. This year, that process will begin Monday, Jan. 31.
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E-BILLS:
Don't forget, paper bills are no longer being sent. To access your e-bill, go to MyUniverse and click on "my current e-bill." After the 10th of each month you can click on "activity since last e-bill." Due date is Feb. 7.
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OUTSTANDING GRADUATE FACULTY TEACHING AWARD:
This award recognizes full-time members of the regular Graduate faculty for outstanding teaching in all facets of the graduate program with a $500 prize. Deadline for nominations is Jan. 24. 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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V-DAY ART AUCTION:
Art pieces are wanted for the V-Day art auction to be held with the
performance of the Vagina Monologues Feb. 11 and 12. All proceeds go to the Cedar Valley Coalition for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse. Contact Vanessa Mills at vanz610@uni.edu to donate.
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SAVE THE DATE: FEB. 4:
Plan to attend the campus-wide conference on Friday, Feb. 4, to discuss
the "campus conversation" project. All are invited to attend either a
morning (8:30 - 11 a.m.) or afternoon (1 - 4 p.m.) session. More details
about this conference will be announced in UNI Online. If you have questions,
contact a member of the President's Campus Advisory Group at:

http://www.uni.edu/pres/univcomm/advisory.shtml
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CAMPUS FOOD SPECIALS FOR JANUARY:
Biscotti's at Redeker Center: chef salad and a pint of milk for $4.49.
23rd Street Market at Commons: UNI pastry and small coffee for $1.29.
Commodities in CBB, Crunch Break in the WRC and Apple Cart in SEC:
pre-made sandwich, soup and bottled pop or water for $5.
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SPECIALS AT MAUCKER UNION:
Blimpie: Make it a combo -- for an additional $1.29 get a fountain
drink plus chips with any Blimpie sandwich or salad.
Avanti: New menu items include Eggplant Marinara for $3.29.
Flares: New menu items include BBQ Beef on a kaiser roll for $2.69 and
Chicken Strips for $3.19 ($4.19 with fries).
Wasabi: Home cooking will now be featured on Wednesdays (pit ham)
and Thursdays (rib tips).
Grab and go coolers: New items include two different sushi combo packs.
Chats: New bakery items for spring semester.
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NEW I.D. REQUIRED AT ROD LIBRARY:
All students must have a new u-card to check out materials at the Rod Library. New u-cards can be obtained at the Department of Residence in Redeker Center, or the Follon Student Services Center on the second floor of Gilchrist Hall, near Financial Aid.
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ELECTRONIC INTERLIBRARY LOAN REQUESTS:
All interlibrary loan requests must be submitted in electronic form. Go to
http://unistar.uni.edu/screens/rod_ill.html Or go to the Rod Library
home page (http://www.library.uni.edu/). There are two public
computers at the ILL desk dedicated to ILL electronic requests. Library
staff can provide assistance as well.
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STUDENT RESOURCES

"TEACHING OVER THE ICN WORKSHOP":
A free, one-credit workshop series, "Teaching over the ICN," is being offered through ITS-ET for teacher education majors. The workshops are free for full-time (12 or more semester hours) students. Pre-registration is required. Workshop begins Feb. 9 for 8 weeks. For more details, see http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/credit.html
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WRC SAUNA REOPENS:
The co-ed sauna, in the Wellness/Recreation Center, has reopened after an extensive renovation. This dry
-heat sauna is located on the first floor of the WRC, adjacent to the men's and women's PE locker rooms, west hallway.
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PERSONAL TRAINERS WANTED:
The WRC is looking for motivated individuals to become Personal Trainers. Expand your fitness knowledge and motivate others toward their fitness goals. Information meeting Jan. 28 at 2 p.m., WRC 155. Class begins Feb. 4. For information, or to enroll, contact kristy.leen@uni.edu or 273-7167.
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MICROSOFT EXCEL CLASSES:
This comprehensive training will introduce the basic commands, functions and capabilities of Excel. Module 1 covers beginning topics, Module 2 intermediate skills and Module 3 will address advanced issues. Module 1: March 7, Module 2: March 9,
Module 3: March 11, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $299 for all three modules or $115 per module. For more information or to register call 236-8123 or e-mail mike.hahn@uni.edu
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MICROSOFT ACCESS CLASSES:
This database will provide quick, selective access to information to make you and your staff more productive. Module 1 covers beginning topics and Module 2 covers intermediate and advanced issues over two sessions. Module 1: April 4, Module 2A: April 6, Module 2B: April 8, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $349 for both Modules, or $125 for Module 1 and $249 for Module 2. For more information or to register call 236-8123 or e-mail mike.hahn@uni.edu
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DIVERSITY AT UNI: FRENCH LANGUAGE AND HERITAGE:
Taste a traditional French Epiphanie cake, watch a French movie and learn about language and business study opportunities in France
during the week of Jan. 18-21. Organized by the Study Abroad Center and Department of Modern Languages. Schedule of events: http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad, or call 273-7078, or stop by 59 Baker Hall.
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HOME COMPUTER POP-UPS AND SLOW DOWN PROBLEMS?
Microsoft has just released a beta version (
free) of their AntiSpyware removal and guard software for Windows. This Web site also has a video explaining Spyware and Adware plus good practices to avoid infections. This software is a good addition to the AntiSpyware tools collection. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/virus.htm
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CIEP CONVERSATION PARTNERS:
The Culture & Intensive Enlgish Program (CIEP) teaches English to international students at UNI. Each CIEP student is matched with an American
-conversation partner. The partners meet for one hour each week, allowing the CIEP student to improve English skills and understanding of American culture. American students benefit by meeting international students while developing cultural awareness and understanding. Sign up to be a partner at http://www.uni.edu/ciep or visit the CIEP office in Baker 72.
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JACK COOKE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE:
Up to $50,000 is available for advanced graduate study across the U.S. for UNI graduating seniors and recent graduates.
Visit http://www.jackkentcookefoundation.org
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MEMFIS TIMECARD TRAINING:

January classes are available to learn how to access MEMFIS, view and update personal and W-4 information, print payslips, create, review and approve timecards. Register at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start&admin_group=MFIS
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SPRING MASSAGE SCHEDULE:
Massages are available Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (with Lisa
Lydon) and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (with Leta Hanson). The fee is
$10 for every 15 minutes. Pay by cash, check, u-bill, or payroll deduct.
Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 to schedule.
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HOURS

IRTS CURRICULUM LIBRARY AND COMPUTER LABS WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, JAN. 17. WILL RE-OPEN TUESDAY, JAN. 18 AT 7:45 A.M.
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EVENTS 

ART EXHIBIT AND LECTURE:
"JoAnn Schnabel: Works in Clay" will run through Wednesday, Feb. 2. Two other ceramics exhibitions, will accompany the main exhibition: "UNI Alumni Ceramics Exhibition, 1990-2005," and "Out of the Cupboard, Into the Light: Ceramic Works from JoAnn Schnabel's Personal Collection." Free and open to the public. For more information, call 3-3095 or visit
http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery
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MLK MOVIE MARATHON:
The Center for Multicultural Education, 109 Mauker Union, is hosting a Martin Luther King, Jr. Movie Marathon Jan. 18 and 19 from noon -1 p.m. in commemoration of his birthday. Learn more about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement. Refreshments will be provided. Visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or call 273-2250 for complete movie and time listings.
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KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Monday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m., at the KUNI studios on the third floor of the CAC. Bill Isles has become one of the best-known singer-songwriters on the Minnesota acoustic music scene. Admission is $3 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. For more information visit http://www.kuniradio.org/kustud.html

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ANDREW BIRD-LIVE FROM STUIO ONE:
Chicago singer/songwriter/violinist Andrew Bird updates the traditions of small group swing, German Leider and New Orleans jazz, mixing gypsy, folk and rock elements into his distinctive style. Bird's projects include his group the Bowl of Fire and performing as an auxiliary member of the Squirrel Nut Zippers.
This special live performance will take place during Tuesday's "Night Music" show on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m., third floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3, free for children 12 and under.
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AUCTION:
Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m., warehouse at 2412 West 27th St. -- west of the UNI-Dome. The first items to be sold will be some scientific equipment from the Physics Dept. including an oscilloscope, Geiger counter and two scalers. Immediately following will be the sale of used electronic equipment and a large quantity of computers and computer equipment. All items are sold "as is" and must be removed on that day. Payment must be made in cash or check on site before removal. A photo ID is required to obtain a bidding number. Call Vince at 273-3527 with questions.
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THURSDAZE JAN. 20 MOVIE NIGHT:
"LADDER 49" will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballroom.
Free to students, faculty and staff. Snacks and beverages provided. For more inforamtion call 273-2683.
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PANTHER ATHLETICS:
Friday: Women's basketball vs. Indiana State
, 7:05 p.m., West Gym
Saturday: Women's swimming vs. Luther
, WRC Pool, 1 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. Eastern Michigan
, Black Hawk Tennis Center, 11:30 a.m.
Sunday: Women's basketball vs. Illinois State, 4:05 p.m., West Gym.
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LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT CENTER:
The Camp Adventure Youth Services Leadership Assessment will take place Saturday, Jan. 22 at 8:45 a.m., in room 204 of the WRC. Call 273-5960 for more details or to reserve a spot.
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CEEE'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY:
Celebrate UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) 10th Anniversary on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in the CEEE auditorium.
Learn about UNI's history as a leader in environmental education and the impact it has had on Iowa. A reception sponsored by the Iowa Environmental Council will follow the program.
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MOVIE AND DISCUSSION NIGHT:
See "The Siege" on Jan. 24 in the Art Building Room 111 at 8 p.m. A discussion on the political aspects of the movie will follow. For more information e-mail uni_politicalsociety@hotmail.com
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INTRAMURAL BOWLING:
Bowling will take place at Valley Park Lanes in Cedar Falls on Wed., Jan. 26 or Fri., Jan. 28.
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP SPEAKER SERIES:
President Koob and Jane Hasek, Chancellor of Allen College, are the first presenters in this semester's "Leaders on Leadership" speaker series, Thursday, Jan. 27, 3:30-4:45 p.m. in 252 S
EC. The series continues most Thursdays during the semester, with leaders from a number of fields, and is free and open to the public. Additionally, students can register for a one-credit course reporting on the speakers (see spring schedule book, 680:186:05).
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ROMEO & JULIET, BALLET (*UCARD DISCOUNT)
Sunday, Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com). The St. Petersburg Ballet will perform Shakespeare's classic, Romeo & Juliet
. These dancers bring this tale of young love and bitter feuds to life. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC Box Office. *UNI students recieve 50 percent off tickets.
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SMART START CLASS:
Attend this 90-minute information blitz, suited for up-and-coming entrepreneurs. The class will briefly cover business planning, financing, credit, legal and tax issues, and more. Monday, Jan. 31, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the UNI Regional Business Center, 212 E. 4th St., Waterloo. Cost is $15 per person. For more information and additional class dates call 236-8123.
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TOBY KEITH IN CONCERT WITH TED NUGENT:
Toby Keith and Ted Nugent will perform at the UNI-Dome at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 20
. Toby Keith is the reigning Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year and has sold more than 13.5 million albums. Tickets ($41.75 and $57) will be available at http://www.ticketmaster.com, (319) 363-1888, UNI-Dome box office and all Ticketmaster locations. All tickets subject to convenience and/or handling fee.
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OSHA'S KNOCKING, ARE YOU READY?
Feb
. 24, 7-9 p.m., $35 per business. This workshop is appropriate for all businesses with at least one employee. Employers will gain a better knowledge of (OSHA) and how health and safety regulations may affect their businesses. Topics include Federal/State OSHA regulations, types of inspections and violations; penalties and record keeping. A representative from the Iowa OSHA will answer questions. For more information or to register call 236-8123 or e-mail Mike at mike.hahn@uni.edu
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ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE:
This workshop will provide small businesses with a general background of environmental regulations. Held in partnership with the Iowa Waste Reduction Center and the Small Business Compliance Alliance. March 3, 7
to 9 p.m. Cost is $35 per business. For more information or to register call 236-8123 or e-mail mike.hahn@uni.edu
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ANNUAL WRS IRONMAN TRIATHLON CHALLENGE:
Three different challenges to fit your interests: traditional, non-swimmers, or double. Complete mileage by March 4 and win a t-shirt and certificate of achievement. Registration materials available Jan. 24, WRC 101. Cost $15. Contact Timothy.Klatt@uni.edu or 273-7120 for more information.

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