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Monday, Feb. 28, 2005

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NEWS 

WARNING SIREN TO SOUND:
The Black Hawk County Emergency Management Agency will conduct
a test of the outdoor early warning siren system Wednesday, March 2 at 11 a.m. One sound is used for the test -- a steady wail lasting for three minutes. If severe weather conditions are present, the test will be canceled to avoid confusion.
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ITS RECOMMENDS USING MULTIPLE BROWSERS:
Information Technology Services (ITS) recommends that students, faculty and staff currently using only Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) strongly consider using other alternatives for browsing off-campus Internet (World Wide Web) sites, whenever possible. This will help minimize exposure to serious Web-based attacks on personal and university computers. http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/browsers
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TSUNAMI RELIEF AID EXTENDED:
Contributions have been light to Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society's Tsunami Relief Fund drive. It will be extended to the end of February. Funds go to the special Red Cross account for this tragedy. Contribution points are at Essentials in Maucker Union, the Rod Library Circulation Desk, and Schindler Rooms 107 and 617. Checks made out to American Red Cross Tsunami Relief fund may be sent to Stephen Fortgang, 117 Schindler, 0607.
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION:
Camp MDA Lock-Up, is Thursday, April 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers are needed to work check-in, write pledge slips, take photos, and a variety of other jobs. Volunteer for part of a day or all day. Event will be at Hartman Nature Reserve. E-mail volunteer@uni.edu for more information.
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HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS OVER SPRING BREAK:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#spring
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PHARMACY REFILLS BEFORE SPRING BREAK:
The UNI Pharmacy will be closed during spring break. Stop in for your refills before March 11. Call 273-2154 if you have any questions.
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IRTS-SEC 222 HOURS
IRTS' Curriculum Library and all computer labs will close at 5 p.m., Friday, March 11 and will reopen at 7:45 a.m., Monday, March 21.
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STUDENT RESOURCES

SPRING JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR:
Wednesday, March 2, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. More than 80 employers will visit with UNI students/alumni about internships and full-time jobs. Twenty employers will take part in Interview Day, Thursday, March 3. For a list of participants and majors they're seeking, visit http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/Events/jobfair/jobweb.html
Sponsor: UNI Advising & Career Services, 242 Gilchrist, 273-6857.

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NEED A BRIGHT IDEA?
UNI's Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) houses a collection of books, magazines and videos about renewable energy, recycling, waste management, home efficiency and environmental education resources for K-12 students. The collection is a great source for Capstone topics and environmental lesson plans. Students are invited to browse or check out resources in CEEE Room 111, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Ryan Lensing at 273-3850 or outreachceee@uni.edu.
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EXERCISE ADHERENCE:

If you struggle with exercise adherence or are just not sure what to do, then a personal trainer is the answer. Your 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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RESEARCH HELP VIA LIVE CHAT:

Rod Library offers live research help via online chat sessions. Hours: Monday through 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 is also available via e-mail, phone and in person.
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HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:
March 1, 3:30-5:30 p.m., CBB 3, learn the components of an effective business plan. Free. Advance registration required, space is limited. Call 273-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu for reservation.
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MEMFIS HR/PAYROLL SYSTEM:
Read the February issue of the MEMFIS Times to learn how to view payslips, leave balances, and reduce the number of e-mail notifications received. http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/news/memfis_times.asp
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TEACHER EDUCATION STUDENTS:
View your progress in the Teacher Education Program by going to MyUNIverse, Academic Planner Tool. Click on "UNI Teacher Education Data (UNITED) Assessment Student System," "Entry page," "View My Progress." See all your critical data for your progress in the
program.
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FREE TAX ASSISTANCE:
UNI accounting students are providing free income tax assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program until April 14. Sessions are
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 to 6 p.m., in CBB Room 224. No appointment is necessary. Bring all tax documents and a copy of last year's tax return (if available).
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MICROSOFT EXCEL:
This comprehensive training will introduce the basic commands, functions and capabilities of Excel. Module 1 covers beginning topics, Module 2 covers intermediate skills and Module 3 will adDress advanced issues. Module 1 is March 7; Module 2 is March 9; and Module 3 is March 11. Class times are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $299 for all modules or $115 per module. For more information, or to register, call 236-8123 or visit htt
p://www.unirbc.org
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CLUBS/MEETINGS

COMMUNICATION STUDENT ASSOCIATION (CSA):
The Communication Student Association, (CSA), deals with career exploration, networking, campus and community service and has many social activities. Meetings will take place Feb. 28, March 21, April 4 and 25 in Lang Hall Room 308.
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UNI-NSTA MEETING:
UNI's Student Chapter of the National Science Teachers Association will meet Wednesday, March 2, at 4 p.m., in Latham 101. Project GLOBE representatives
will present upcoming opportunities with GLOBE. Secondary science education majors or elementary education majors interested in science are welcome to attend. Contact Matt Schmidt, president, at techie@uni.edu for more information.
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CELTIC MUSIC SESSION:
The UNI Celtic Club (formerly the UNI Gaelic Club) sponsors free Celtic music sessions at the Vibe. The next scheduled session is March 4, at 7 p.m. Public participation is encouraged. Visit http://www.uni.edu/dance/ceili.htm for more information, or e-mail Melody at ginki@uni.edu.
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WELLNESS/REC

UNI CLIMBING COMPETITION: MARCH 5
Competitions in bouldering, speed climbing, and route climbing offered. Cost is $25 for one event; $30 for more than one event. Contact Outdoor Rec at 273-7163. Sponsored by UNI Climbing Club.
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SPEND SPRING BREAK CANOEING:
Explore Georgia’s famous Okefenokee Swamp, March 11-20. Cost is $325 (UNI); $350 (guest). Pre-trip meeting is March 3, at 5 p.m., WRC 174. Swimming skills and good physical condition a prerequisite; no experience necessary. Call Outdoor Rec at 273-7163.
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CAVING IN KENTUCKY:
Get down and dirty in the largest cave in the world. Join Outdoor Rec April 1-3 in Mammoth Cave National Park. Cost $164 (UNI); $180 (guest). Pre-trip meeting March 29 at 5 p.m., WRC 174. No experience necessary. Contact Outdoor Rec at 273-7163.
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PERFORMING ARTS

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Monday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., third-floor studios in the CAC. Wicked Liz & the Bellyswirls, from the Quad Cities, play a mix of American musical styles: blues, funk, folk, rock and a little twangy-country. Admission is $3 for adults and free for children 12 and under. For more info visit http://www.kuniradio.org/kustud.html
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'THE MUSIC LESSON':
Theatre UNI and Sturgis Youth Theatre present this drama of a Bosnian woman struggling to deal with haunting war memories, while helping an angry American teenager through the healing power of music. March 2-6 at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 youth, and free for UNI students. Call 3-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre
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SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR (*U-CARD DISCOUNT):
Saturday, March 5, 7:30 p.m., at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com). First-ever American tour
. This choir sings traditional American and African gospel music with earthy rhythms and rich harmonies. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC box office. *UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets.
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EVENTS 

CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT FILM:
The "Eyes on the Prize" film has not been available on video or television for the past 10 years because of expired copyright licenses.
Critics considered it the most important film in history about the civil rights movement. The Center for Multicultural Education will screen the film from 8 to 10 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 28. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or call 273-2250.
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ST. STEPHEN'S LENTEN ACTIVITES:

Wednesdays during Lent,
5 - 8:30 p.m. Primetime Mass is offered at 9 p.m. St. Stephen's Catholic Student Center is located next to University Book and Supply.
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SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAIS
ER:
STAGE Inc. will host a silent auction,
now through March 6, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Items available for bidding include original works of art and gift certificates from local businesses. For a complete list, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre. Money raised will go to the STAGE Inc. scholarship fund for UNI theatre students.
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RUSSIAN MOVIE SERIES:
A Russian
movie series will open March 1, showing "Window to Paris," (in Russian with English sub-titles) an award-winning Post-Perestroika comedy (1993). Join us in Seerly Hall 115 at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1.
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PANTHER ATHLETICS:
Friday: Women's tennis vs. Drake, Black Hawk Tennis Center
, 1 p.m.
Saturday: Wrestling
at West Regional, Fresno, Calif.
Sunday: Women's tennis vs. Northern Colorado, Black Hawk Tennis Center, 9 a.m.
All Weekend - Men's basketball MVC Tournament, St. Louis, Mo.
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ASSESSMENT OF THE OLDER DRIVER:
Do you know an older person who drives? Do you have questions about their safety or that of other drivers? Sue Toale Knapp will present an "Assessment of the Older Driver" via ICN on March 2, at 4 p.m., in SEC 130A. For questions, contact Holly Bokelman (3-7961), Holly.Bokelman@uni.edu.
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ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE:
Thursday, March 3, 7-9 p.m. This workshop will provide small businesses with general background of the environmental regulations that may apply to its operation. Cost is $35 per business. For more information, or to register, call 236-8123 or visit http://www.unirbc.org
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"FLOW AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE":
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, psychologist, author and professor known worldwide for his scholarship on flow and creativity, will deliver two free public lectures at UNI Thursday and Friday, March 3 and 4. He will discuss "The Creative Person and the Creative Context" at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 3, in the Commons Ballroom. A reception will precede the presentation at 6:15 p.m., and a book signing will follow. Friday, March 4, at 3 p.m., he will speak on "Flow and the Quality of Life" in the Lang Hall Auditorium. A book signing and reception will follow in the balcony foyer. For more information, call 273-2221 or visit http://fp.uni.edu/csbs/csikszentmihalyi.htm
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP:
Thursday, March 3, 3:30-4:45 p.m., SEC
252, leadership in spiritual and religious organizations is the topic of Mohammed Fahmy, Prayer Leader, Waterloo/Cedar Falls Islamic Center; Susan Manshadi, Baha'i Faith; Ellen Miller, board member, World's Window, a Mennonite Church project; and Jeff Portman, Rabbi, Agudas Achim Congregation, Iowa City. See speaker series schedule at: http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.html
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LENTEN FISH FRY:
St. Stephen Catholic Student Center will
host its third annual Lenten fish fry on Friday, March 4, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Social Hall. Fish, tater tots and salad will be served. Cost is $5 per ticket in advance, or $6 at the door. Tickets are available at St. Stephen's, located next to the UNI Book and Supply, or call 266-9863.
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UNI LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:
An on-campus legislative briefing will take place at noon Friday, Mar
ch 4, in the lower level of Maucker Union - the Elm Room. Keith Saunders, state relations officer, Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will give an update about the budget, including budget target proposals and other key legislative issues.
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A T. REX NAMED SUE: March 5-May 27
The University Museum is hosting "A T. rex Named SUE", an
exact replica of the largest, most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. Because SUE is so big, the exhibit will be on display at the CFU Business Development Center at 1326 Waterloo Road. Visit http://www.uni.edu/museum/sue for details.
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DINOS 101: AN INTRODUCTION TO DINOSAURS
This exhibit
features learning stations filled with dinosaur information - what they looked like, names, sizes, and a geologic time clock. Also included are display cases featuring dinosaur fossils and field tools used by scientists. At the University Museum now through July 10.
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STUDENTS AND CANCER:
Sue Joslyn, professor of epidemiology and chair of the UNI Division of Health Promotion and Education
, will lecture on cancers that affect college students, March 7, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., in Sabin 327. There also will be a panel discussion that includes Francis Degnin, M.P.M., Ph.D. who teaches a death and dying class and UNI student Teske Drake and her mother. This event is being sponsored by Phi Upsilon Omicron.
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HOLOCAUST GUEST LECTURE:
Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m., in Seerley 115, Dr. Eric Ehrenreich will present a lecture on
"'Neutral' Antisemitism: Scientific Racial Propaganda and the Holocaust." Dr. Ehrenreich is the 2004-2005 Douglas and Carol Cohen Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies where he is researching "Genealogy and Genocide: The Nazi ‘Proof of Ancestry’ and its Origins." The event is free and open to all.
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CEEE PRESENTS HYDROGEN LECTURE:
On Monday, Mar. 7 at 7 p.m. in the the Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) auditorium, the CEEE will present "What Hydrogen Economy? Running Our
Cars on Water in a Carbon Constrained World." Bill Leighty, director of the Leighty Foundation in Juneau, Alaska and Co-Principal of the International Renewable Hydrogen Transmission Demonstration Facility, will discuss the potential of hydrogen from water becoming a major energy provider in the future. A reception will follow the program.
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FILM: CONTROL ROOM
Award-winning documentary by Arab-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim, this film examines the controversial Arab news network Al-Jazeera and its coverage of the Iraq War. Free and open to the public. Tuesday, March 8, 7 p.m. in Sabin 102. Sponsored by Students for Social Justice and Amnesty International.

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PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:
Wednesday, March 9, 7 p.m., SRL 115. Annette Lynch and Mitchell Strauss, Design, Family & Consumer Sciences, will present "I Can See By Your Outfit That You Are a Singing Cowboy: Analysis of Dress and Masculinity Construction in Gene Autry's Depression Era Wild West Identity." Free and open to all.
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UNI RELAY FOR LIFE:
Join in the fight against cancer. Teams are forming now for 3rd annual UNI Relay For Life. Join us for a night filled with entertainment, food and fun April 8-9, 6 p.m.-6 a.m. in the UNI-Dome. Team captain meetings March 7, or 8, at 8 p.m., in Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge. Register or get more information at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/relayforlife or e-mail relay-for-life@uni.edu with any questions.
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