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Monday, March 7, 2005

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NEWS 

PANTHER SHUTTLE TO STOP RUNNING:
Due to recent budget cuts, the Northern Iowa Student Government has announced the Panther Shuttle will no longer run after Friday, March 11.
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NISG OPENINGS:
NISG is accepting applications for Director of Administration and Director of Public Relations. Apply online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/government/nisgapp.shtml. Applications are due by Wednesday, March 23.
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A TRIP TO THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD:
The Center for Multicultural Education is sponsoring a bus trip this May to Cincinnati, Ohio, to visit several of the landmark locations that formed the Underground Railroad. Informational meetings will be held in the CME lobby on March 7, at 1 p.m., and March 8, at 12:30 p.m.
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CHFA DEAN NAMED INTERIM PROVOST:
James Lubker, dean of the College of Humanities & Fine Arts (CHFA), has been named interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, pending approval of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. The appointment will be effective no later than July 1. Lubker replaces Aaron Podolefsky, who accepted the position of president of Central Missouri State University late last month. The news release is at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/news.asp?NewsID=1611
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CANNED FOOD DRIVE AT ESSENTIALS:
Essentials student employees in Maucker Union will collect canned foods or monetary donations during March to help the N.E. Iowa Food Bank. Those contributing two or more items will recieve a free Hawaiian lei and will have their names displayed in the windows. Check out the clothing and other "essential" spring break specials at Essentials.
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

VOLUNTEER TUTOR/MENTORS NEEDED:
The GEAR UP Program is looking for volunteer tutor/mentors to work with students of Logan Middle School, East, Expo, and West High Schools. The GEAR UP Program is a federally funded program sponsored by UNI. For more information contact Shirley Greer, director of the GEAR UP Program, at 287-5638.
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HOURS

FOLLON STUDENT SERVICES CENTER HOURS:
The Follon Student Services Center Information Station will be closed during spring break from March 14-18. Department offices in Gilchrist will be open during normal business hours. Individuals in need of u-Cards during the break may obtain them at Department of Residence in Redeker Center.
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SPRING BREAK HOURS FOR FOOD SERVICE:
Prexy's hours of operation Friday, March 11: Avanti and Blimpie close at 2 p.m. Chat's closes at 3 p.m. Chat's hours during spring break week, March 14-March 18: 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Prexy's and Chat's resume normal hours of operation Monday, March 21.
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MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS FOR SPRING BREAK:
http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/
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LIBRARY SPRING BREAK HOURS:
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

LEADERSHIP ESSAY CONTEST:
The deadline for UNI students to submit a 700-word maximum essay, is 5 p.m., Friday, March 11. Monetary prize for winning essay is $100 (donated by Cedar Falls Firefighters' Association). See details on formatting, criteria for judging and where to submit at http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/essay.htm
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JOB SEARCH FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:
Thursday, March 10, 3 – 4 p.m., Maucker Union, SIAC Conference Room. This workshop, called "Checklist for a Successful Job Search in the U.S" is for international students. Current U.S. immigration laws permit international students to be employed in the U.S. for practical training either during or after degree completion. For more information contact Joan Smothers joan.smothers@uni.edu or Isabela Varela isabela.varela@uni.edu or call 273-6857.
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KUNI STATEHOUSE CONNECTION:
KUNI presents "The Iowa Statehouse Connection," originating from the Law Library in the Iowa Capitol Building. The show will air Monday, March 7, at 10 a.m. The topic is drug control policy in Iowa. Guests include Iowa's Drug Control Policy Director Marvin Van Haaften, Republican Rep. Clel Baudler of Greenfield and Dennis Feltz, a substance abuse professional with Covenant Medical Center Chemical Dependency Treatment Program.
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STUDY SPEECH PATHOLOGY IN CHILE:
Enhance your speech pathology knowledge and earn 3 credit hours through lectures by Chilean experts, visits to hospitals and orphanages in Chile and Peru and participation in community projects. Program is conducted in English. For more information, call 273-7078 or stop by Baker Hall 59.
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STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES:
There are places available for study abroad opportunities in Russia, Chile, Romania and France. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/programs/, or call the Study Abroad Center at 273-7078, or visit Baker Hall 59.
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MICROSOFT ACCESS:
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 is April 18; Module 2A is April 20; and Module 2B is April 22. Classes are from 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 visit http://www.unirbc.org
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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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CLUBS/MEETINGS

STUDY ABROAD CLUB:
Study Abroad Club
will meet Monday, March 7, at 4 p.m., in the Presidential Room, Maucker Union. Bring your $5 membership fee. Everyone is welcome; no international experience necessary.
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MEMFIS USER GROUP MEETING:
The next MEMFIS Users Group (MUG) meeting will be Thursday, March 24, at 1:30 p.m., in SEC 252. The agenda will include accessing and understanding payslips, leave balances, usage and payroll expense reports.
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WELLNESS/REC

TENNIS AND RACQUETBALL DOUBLES:
Intramural Tennis and Racquetball: Men-women-corec divisions, single elimination format, winners in each division recieve an IM T-shirt. Registration begins Monday, March 7, through Thursday, March 10, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., WRC Room 101. Play begins Monday, March 21.
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INTRAMURAL 1-ON-1 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT:
Women, men under 6', men over 6' divisions. Registration is March 7 - 10, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., WRC Room 101. Prelims and finals on Wednesday, March 23, 7 p.m., south courts.
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BACKPACK IN IOWA:
Yellow River State Forest offers a great experience for beginners. April 2-3, cost $30 (UNI); $35 (guest). Pre-trip meeting March 29, 5 p.m., WRC 174. No experience necessary. Backpacks and equipment supplied. Contact Outdoor Rec at 273-7163 for more information.
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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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INTRAMURAL BADMINTON:
Men, women and co-rec divisions. Singles are Tuesday, March 29, 7 p.m., WRC south courts. Doubles/co-rec are Wednesday, March 30, 7 p.m., WRC south courts.
Registration is Monday, March 21, through Thursday, March 24, 8 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., WRC Room 101.
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PERFORMING ARTS

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Natalia Zukerman, a New York City singer-songwriter and guitarist, will perform Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m., in KUNI's third floor studios in the CAC. Zukerman was an award-winning finalist in this year's Songwriting Competition at the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival in Lyons, Colo. 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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SUZUKI ORCHESTRA CONCERT:
Students of the UNI Suzuki School will perform Monday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m., Russell Hall Auditorium.
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NORTHERN IOWA SAX ENSEMBLE:
Guest Kim Reisinger, organ, Tom Barry, conductor, and Ryan Middagh, Dave Oline, Drew Stolba, Evan Smith, saxophones, perform Tuesday, March 8, at 8 p.m., Jebe Hall.
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UNI WIND SYMPHONY/UNI SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT:
Wednesday, March 9, at 6 p.m., Great Hall, the UNI Wind Symphony will perform two works by the American composer, Arne Running. Also featured on the concert will be four student conductors (Tabitha Langis, Nadya Potemkina, Nathan Smith and Cassidy Olson) each conducting a movement of Malcolm Arnold's "Four Scottish Dances."
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W-CF SYMPHONY:
The W
aterloo Cedar Falls Symphony will be joined by world-respected composer Peter Schickele on its March 12, 7:30 p.m. performance, at the GBPAC. Two of Schickele's works will be presented, as well as compositions by Mozart and Schubert. Tickets at 273-SHOW or http://www.wcfsymphony.org.
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LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Monday, March 14, at 7 p.m., third-floor studios in the CAC. Singer-songwriter Andy White was born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland. 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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CARMEN-(*U-CARD DISCOUNT):
Saturday, March 19, 7:30 p.m., at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com). Forbidden love, romance and redemption-one of the world's greatest operas
. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC box office. *UNI students receive a 50
percent
discount.
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EVENTS 

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 is on display at the CFU Business Development Center, at 1326 Waterloo Rd. 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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EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:
Mark Edlund, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, will present,"Linking Climate Change and Biodiversity on the Mongolian Steppe," Monday, March 7, at 4 p.m., in Latham 125. Edlund specializes in large lake paleoecology and diatom systematics, and has worked extensively on North American and Asian lakes and rivers.
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CEEE PRESENTS HYDROGEN LECTURE:
On Monday, Mar
ch 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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HEARST LECTURE SERIES: SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO:
Monday, March 7, 7:30 p.m., at the Strayer-Wood Theatre, Iranian-born actress Shohreh Aghdashloo (Fox TV's "24," and the film "House of Sand and Fog") brings her riveting story and passionate beliefs to the podium to discuss her amazing life, the future of Iran and women's concerns. She also will be available for informal conversation, Tuesday, March 8, from 11 a.m. - noon, in Baker 161. Sponsored by Theatre UNI & UNI Women's Studies. Admission is free. For more information visit http://www.theatreuni.com
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FILM: CONTROL ROOM
This film
, an award-winning documentary by Arab-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim, 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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RUSSIAN MOVIE SERIES:
The film "Peculiarities of Russian Hunting" (in Russian with English subtitles), will be shown Tuesday, March 8, 7 p.m., Seerley 115. Every stereotype, every cliché one might have of Russian hunters is humorously conveyed in the film. The movie was a box office hit in Russia. It also received several awards at the KINOTAVR festival.
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APO BLOOD DRIVE:
Tuesday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Maucker Union, Alpha Phi Omega will sponsor a blood drive through the Blood Center of Iowa, the sole provider of blood for 46 Iowa hospitals. To make an appointment to donate blood, contact either Megan Wallace at mwallace@uni.edu or Cheryl Moses at 3-2461 or cheryl.moses@uni.edu. For your convenience, appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are also welcome. A photo ID will be required to give blood.
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WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH FILM SERIES:
"Seneca Reflections: 150 Years of Women's Rights," March 8 and 9. At the 150th anniversary of the First Woman's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York, participants were asked to put the 1848 convention in perspective for a contemporary audience. Refreshments provided. Visit http://www.uni.edu/cme for more info. The 30-minute film will be shown at 9:30 and 11 a.m., noon, 3 and 7 p.m., at CME (MAU 109). Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education.
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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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ART JUROR'S LECTURE:
"Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition" juror Teresa Paschke, assistant professor of art and design at ISU, will lecture March 9, at 6 p.m., in KAB 111. The event is sponsored, in part, by the Florence Hartwig Foundation.
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PANTHER ATHLETICS:
Thursday-Saturday: Women's basketball, MVC Championship Tournament, Normal, Ill.
Friday: Track and Field, NCAA Indoor Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.

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GOLD STAR MOM AGAINST THE IRAQ WAR:
Sue Niederer, of Gold Star Families for Peace, will speak Wednesday, March 23, at 1 p.m., in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B. Niederer is the mother of Lt. Seth Dvorin, who was killed in Iraq in February, 2004. If you have questions, contact Jessica Maass at jmaass@uni.edu. Sponsored by UNI Students for Social Justice.
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LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP SPEAKERS SERIES:
Leaders on Leadership speakers will address leadership involvement with human rights issues, March 24, 3:30-4:45 p.m., in SEC 252. Speakers include Cheryl Faries, Community Development Coordinator; Abraham Funchess, Waterloo Human Rights Commission member; Lori Knight, president, UNI Hispanic Latino Student Union; and Jessica Maass, president, UNI Chapter of Amnesty International. See entire speaker series and other details at: http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.html.
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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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