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Monday, January 13, 2003

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HIP-HOP CONCERT:Ja Rule and Eve will be in concert Thursday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m.
in the UNI-Dome. Tickets, at $25 for UNI students and $30 for all others, will go on sale at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 16 at all UNI ticket outlets. They also are available at
http:// tickets.uni.edu, or (319) 273-DOME. The concert is sponsored by the UNI-Dome and Panther Productions.-

The Thursday afternoon visiting leaders series (Leaders on Leadership) begins Thursday, Jan. 30, from 3:30-4:45 p.m. in SEC 246. Free and open to the public. Students may also earn one credit; weekly writing assignment involved (course #680:186, sec. 05). For information call Gerri Perreault, 3-6898 or e-mail YLA@uni.edu.

: UNI Dome OPEN REC hours for spring 2003 are 9 pm - 11 pm, Monday -Thursday. Hours are subject to change due to athletics and other events held in the Dome. For these particular dates, check the calendar posted near the entrance to the Dome Tunnel (in between WRC and DOME).
EAST GYM RENOVATIONS: The East Gym and East Gym pool will be renovated to house the Innovative Teaching and Technology Center. This facility will give students, faculty and staff easy access to high tech classrooms. This project is funded through state appropriations and is expected to begin fall of 2003. The gym and gym pool will be closed beginning fall 2003. Use of the WRC lap pool and leisure pool, and the Price Lab School pool will be coordinated by appropriate university staff. If you have any questions regarding this renovation project, contact Morris Mikkelsen, Renee Romano or Aaron Podolefsky.

GREG NICHOLS VISIT: At the invitation of the Faculty Senate, Greg Nichols, Executive Director of the Board of Regents for the State of Iowa, will address university faculty on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 3:30 p.m. in Lang Hall Auditorium. All interested staff and students are also welcome to attend.
AMERICAN COLLEGE THEATRE FESTIVAL NEEDS USHERS: Jan. 22-25, volunteer to usher and see up to eight plays by eight different colleges FREE. Several show times throughout the day and night. More volunteering means more benefits. For more information or to sign up, call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office, 3-6381.
THE MARKET IS OPEN!: 23rd St. Market will be open 8 a.m. - 4: 30 p.m. Jan. 9 and 10. Regular hours will resume Monday, Jan. 13. Biscotti's in Redeker Center will reopen Sunday, Jan. 12, 4 p.m. - midnight, and will return to regular hours Monday, Jan. 13. Your business is appreciated.
CHECK OUT THE NEW FOOD VENUES IN MAUCKER UNION: Relocated food services will open in Maucker Union Expansion C on Monday, Jan. 13. Homemade soup, coffee and a full line of bottled beverages will be available. Other highlights include:
Blimpie Subs and Salads
Bent Fork: Burgers, Burritos, Rice Bowls
Seattles Best Coffee: 50 cents all semester
JW's: Pizza and Breadsticks
Thank you in advance for your patience with the changes ahead!
DON'T FORGET PIAZZA: Enjoy the company of your friends as you dine on campus.
If you haven't experienced the Piazza at Redeker Center, that pleasure should be included in your 2003 resolutions. Dining Center greeters accept charges to u-bill, payroll deduction and cash. All dining centers offer all-you-can-enjoy choices and beverages for $6.75 for the noon meal (no gratuity). Menus and hours are listed at http://www.uni.edu/food/ Meal plans are available.
COMPUTER WORKSHOPS FOR CREDIT: This semester you have the option of earning one to two semester hours of credit for ITS-Educational Technology computer
workshops. Several sections of two workshop series, Mastering Microsoft Office and Creating Web Pages, are being offered beginning January 27. Students must pre-register by calling 273-2309 before the first meeting.
Managers Meeting: Jan. 16, 4 p.m., SEC Room 244/245
Registration: Jan. 21 & 22, 8 a.m.-5:30 pm, WRC 101
Open Pre-Season Tournament Play: Jan. 27-30 and Feb. 3-4, evenings, WRC Courts
League Begins: February 5, WRC Courts
Basketball Officials Clinic: Attend either Jan. 21 (WRC 150) or Jan. 22 (WRC 154);
plus everyone attends January 23 (WRC 154), 7:30 pm
Managers Meeting: Jan. 15, 4 p.m., WRC 150
Registration: Jan. 16-17, 8 a.m. - 5:30 pm, WRC 101
Schedules Ready: Jan. 27, after 1 pm, WRC 101
Play Begins: Jan. 29-31, 3 p.m., Valley Park Lanes, Cedar Falls
SMOKING CESSATION CLINIC: Eight-week clinic begins Jan. 23 at United Medical
Park, Waterloo. Call Black Hawk County Health, 291-2413, to register. $25.00 (or reduced fee for qualifiers) includes nicotine patches.


SILVERPLATTER DATABASE USERS: Rod Library will be implementing a new interface version over the next few weeks for SilverPlatter databases: ERIC, PsycINFO, etc. See how your favorite databases will look at
The current interface version will be discontinued around February 1, 2003.

2003 MINORITY BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION: New for-profit, full-time business start-ups, located in Iowa, preferably in the Cedar Valley, owned and operated by minority entrepreneurs are encouraged to enter their original business plans into this competition. The submission deadline is March 24. The maximum award is $5,000 and will be presented in May. For contest details, visit the JPEC Web site at
, call 3-7350, or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu.

FREE WEBCT WORKSHOPS:Are you taking a class using WebCT? ITS-Educational Technology has scheduled short workshops to help you become familiar with the features of WebCT. For the complete schedule and more information, click on the following link: http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.html
Hands-on Business Plan Workshop: This workshop will provide specific information and examples about business plan writing. Be sure to bring rough drafts of your business plan or any notes/research which you have as we will be working one-on-one with you. January 22 from 3-7 p.m. in Curris Business Building 3. Advanced registration is required. Call 273-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu for a reservation.

IRS SMALL BUSINESS TAX WORKSHOP: The UNI Regional Business Center will be hosting an IRS Small Business Tax Workshop on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 8am to 4pm. Instructors will discuss deductible business expenses, payroll taxes, deposit requirements, record keeping, filing tax returns and more. The class will be held at the UNI Regional Business Center, 212 E. 4th St., Waterloo. The cost for this class is $35 per participant and includes a light lunch. Visit www.unirbc.org or contact Katie at (319) 236-8123 or macdonald@uni.edu to register.
FAST TRAC ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING: The UNI Regional Business Center will be hosting Fast Trac, a national training program for new and existing entrepreneurs, Saturdays from January 25 - March 15. Each session will include classroom instruction, a presentation by an expert from the local business community, and an opportunity to network with other Cedar Valley entrepreneurs. Classes will be held on Saturday mornings, from 8:30a.m. to noon January 25 through March 15, at the UNI Regional Business Center, 212 E. 4th St., in downtown Waterloo. The fee is $199 per business. Visit www.unirbc.org or contact Katie at (319) 236-8123 or macdonald@uni.edu for more information.
SPRING FITNESS CLASS REGISTRATION: Registration for Spring Fitness Classes has started. Stop in WRC 101 to sign-up (8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. M-F). Choose from: Boot Camp, Kickboxing, Water Aerobics, EMPLOYEE ONLY Aerobics, Tai-Chi, Belly Dancing and more. See the yellow brochure for a listing of all classes. Payable via U-bill, check, or payroll deduction.
BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM: Registrations are being accepted in the Management and Professional Development Center’s Business and Management Certificate Program to begin Feb. 10. The five-month, 80-hour program is designed along the lines of an abridged MBA and is geared toward those new to management or technical professionals moving into management who want to improve their business skills.Sessions will be held twice per month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in CBB. For registration, logistics, and fee information, contact Cassie Luze at cassie.luze@uni.edu, or 3-5851, or click on http://www.bcs.uni.edu/mpdc/programs/Management.html
The central e-mail server was upgraded on Nov. 26 to provide several enhancement, including web-based vacation notices for e-mail and improved mailbox filtering at the server level. http://www.uni.edu/its/ns/pmdf-upgrade.shtml


ART EXHIBIT: Monday, Jan. 13 - Sunday, Feb. 9. The UNI Gallery of Art presents two exhibitions, "Deborah Zlotsky" and "Crit Streed." Zlotsky will lecture on her work at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the KAB Auditorium, Room 111. An opening reception will follow the lecture. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mon-Th; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri; and, noon to 5 p.m., Sat and Sun. Gallery closed Jan. 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

MEN'S BASKETBALL: The UNI men host Indiana State in the UNI-Dome on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7:05pm.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: The women's basketball team battle Bradley Sunday, Jan. 19 at 3:05pm in the West Gym.
MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE: Marshall Center One-Room School Open House: The Marshall School will be open to the public on Sunday, January 19, 2:00-4:00, and hosted by a costumed interpreter.
BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA: 2002 Grammy award-winners Blind Boys of Alabama are performing at the GBPAC Monday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall. Regular tickets are $19-$28, student prices are $15.20-$22.40. To order tickets call 3-SHOW or order online at http://tickets.uni.edu.

VOLUNTEER FAIR: Volunteer UNI spring fair, Wednesday, Jan. 22, Maucker
Union Expansion, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. More than 45 organizations will participate. One-time and semester-long volunteer opportunities are available. Volunteer UNI is located at the UNI Career Center, Student Services Center #19.
SYMPHONY: The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, led by music director Jason Weinberger, will present an all-Mozart performance this Friday, 7:30 p.m. at the Oster Regent Theatre, downtown Cedar Falls. Tickets at 3-7469 and at the door starting at 6:30 p.m.


Weekend Before Classes Begin:
Friday, Jan. 10 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, January 11 closed *
Sunday, January 12 5 p.m. - midnight

Spring Semester Hours begin Monday, Jan. 13:
Regular Hours: Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 12 midnight
Friday 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday noon - midnight

Weekend Before Martin Luther King's Birthday observance:
Friday, Jan. 17 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 18 closed

Sunday, Jan. 19 closed
Monday, Jan. 20 5 p.m. - midnight
Tuesday, Jan. 21 resume regular spring hours

WRC SPRING HOURS: http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/fachrs.html
UNI DOME OPEN REC HOURS: UNI-Dome OPEN REC hours for spring 2003 are
9 pm - 11 pm, Monday-Thursday. Hours are subject to change due to
athletics and other events. Check the calendar posted near the entrance
to the UNI-Dome Tunnel (in between WRC and UNI-Dome).

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