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Monday, August 22, 2005

 

NEWS

NEWLY-RENOVATED STUDENT HEALTH CENTER RE-OPENS:

UNI's newly renovated Student Health Center opened for business at 8 a.m., Friday, Aug. 19. The Center now houses the Student Health Clinic, Pharmacy, Counseling Center and Disability Services. Normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. all days that university classes are in session. The Center's grand opening will take place during Family Weekend Friday, Oct. 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. The facility is located on 23rd Street just north of Schindler Education Center. http://www.uni.edu/health/

 

BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR TEACHER ED MAJORS:

To ensure your participatin in this fall's field experiences, complete a pre-field experience DCI background check NOW. Go to http://www.uni.edu/teached and click on "Information for Students" to learn more.

 

LARRY THE CABLE GUY TICKETS ON SALE NOW:

Larry the Cable Guy will perform live at the UNI-Dome on Saturday, Oct. 8. Tickets are available at the UNI-Dome NW Box Office, any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 319-363-1888 or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com. All seats are reserved and tickets are $39.75 (plus surcharges). Tickets purchased in person at the UNI-Dome box office will not have additional surcharges.

 

JOIN CAMPUS TASK FORCE:

During spring of 2005, the Campus Advisory Group led the campus in discussion about, "What makes UNI a great place to work?" and "What would make it better?" These discussions have evolved into a white paper that is available for review at http://www.uni.edu/conversation/index.shtml and the need for six task forces and four subcommittees. If you are interested in participating in this project and have not already submitted your name, please e-mail brenda.buzynski@uni.edu by noon, Aug. 26 to indicate which task force or subcommittee you have an interest. Formation of these groups will occur in September.

 

LOGIN CHANGES:

ITS has discontinued the social security number option for logging into Web-based self-service applications. Students: Use your university ID (your UID, printed on the front side of your uCard) or your username (the part of your email address preceding the @uni.edu) as your login.

 
GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION:

All graduate students are invited to attend a Graduate Student Orientation on Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 3-5 p.m. in Maucker Union Central Ballroom A. The orientation, co-sponsored by the Graduate College and Graduate Student Advisory Board, will feature a graduate student panel, an overview of student services, and informational tables. Refreshments will be served.

 

COUNSELING & DISABILITY SERVICES MOVE:

The UNI Counseling Center and the Office of Disability Services have moved to the upper level of the new Student Health Center on 23rd Street. Enter the Student Health Center on the east side of the building and take the stairs or the elevator on the right. Call 3-2676 for information.

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER:

The Visitor Information Center, located at the University Avenue entrance to campus, reopened Aug. 15. The center is staffed by a combination of students and staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may be extended in the future if use demands. The online calendar will be the main source of information for campus visitors, so it's important for all campus departments to list events at that site. The phone number at the Visitor Information Center is 3-7628. The VIC is a collaborative project of University Events Coordination, Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Department of Residence, Office of Admissions and University Marketing & Public Relations. Contact Jan Hanish at 3-2383 for more information.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY LOCK-UP :

Volunteers are needed to assist the Muscular Dystrophy Association with a one-day event, on Thursday, Aug. 25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Lock-Up will raise money for families in northeast Iowa supported by MDA. Volunteer opportunities include welcoming, checking-in, taking mugshots, checking-out and processing pledges. Volunteer for any amount of time throughout the day. For more information e-mail volunteer@uni.edu.

 

WELCOME WEEKEND SERVICE PROJECT:

Help us give back to the community by working with the College Hill Neighborhood Association. All particpants will receive a T-shirt for volunteering. To sign up, stop by the Student Involvement & Activites Center, located in the upper level of Maucker Union. Call 3-2683 for more info.

 

HELP WITH ENGLISH SKILLS:

The Culture & Intensive English Program (CIEP) in Baker Hall teaches English to international students at UNI. The CIEP matches each international student with a UNI student or staff member. Partners meet for one hour each week and speak English. International students improve their English listening and speaking skills while expanding their understanding of American culture. American students benefit by developing a greater cultural awareness and understanding. Sign up to be a Conversation Partner at http://www.uni.edu/ciep or visit the CIEP office at Baker 72.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

SAVE GAS, RIDE THE PANTHER SHUTTLE:

The Panther Shuttle will begin running Monday, Aug. 22, at 7:04 a.m. and will continue to run until 5:04 p.m. The shuttle is FREE For all UNI Students. For routes and schedules, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/shuttle.shtml

 

ATTEND WEBCT TRAINING CLASSES:

Students who are taking any class utilizing WebCT should attend a brief training session about WebCT. Numerous sessions are offered from Aug. 24 through Sept. 1. See the schedule at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.html or call 273-2309 for details. Reservations are suggested but not required.

 
FUN EXERCISE WITH TAE KWON-DO:

The UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club is celebrating its 36th year on campus. http://www.unitkd.com/welcome.htm

 

SOFTBALL TRYOUTS:

The UNI softball team will hold open tryouts Thursday, Aug. 25, at 5 p.m., at Panther Park, located northwest of the UNI-Dome near the football practice field. Interested players should bring a glove, cleats and bat. For further information, contact UNI head softball coach Christy Hebert, 3-2520.

 

AUDITIONS: OUR TOWN:

Theatre UNI will hold open auditions for the November production of "Our Town" on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 5 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Auditions are open to all UNI students. For more information about what to prepare, visit http://www.theatreuni.com

 

PERFORMING ARTS

KUNI's LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Folk artist Mark Dvorak will perform Monday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third floor studios in the Communication Arts Center. His roots are in Chicago, but since 1981 he's been criss-crossing the country performing, teaching and learning all the while. Admission is $3, free for children under 12.

 

KUNI PRESENTS FREE, LIVE OUTDOOR CONCERT:

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 6-8 p.m., join KUNI 90.9 FM Public Radio for a live outdoor concert from local faves "The Mittens" and "A is Jump." Admission is free. Food provided. Party will take place at the Mosaic Band Shell located on the south side of Russell Hall, near the corner of 27th & Minnesota streets, across from Hagemann and Rider Halls.

 

THE ROBERT CRAY BAND AT THE GBPAC:

Three bands in one night at the Gallagher-Bluedorn- Friday, Aug. 26. Puddin’ Truck will play on the front lawn beginning at 6:15 p.m. during the BBQ and blues party. Preorder your meal by calling the ticket office. Bob Dorr and the Blue Band will open for five-time Grammy Award Winner, The Robert Cray Band, whose sound merges R&B, blues, rock and gospel. Cray has collaborated with Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, B.B. King and John Lee Hooker. UNI students receive 50 percent off adult ticket prices. Order tickets by calling 3-SHOW or visiting http://www.gbpac.com

 

ENJOY CELTIC MUSIC IN CF:

The UNI Celtic Club sponsors Celtic music sessions every first Friday of the month, September through May, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Vibe Coffeeshop, above Bought Again Books (through the red door), 909 West 23rd St. Everyone is welcome to join in or listen. Visit http://www.uni.edu/dance/ceili.htm for more info.

 

KUNI PRESENTS THE BASTARD SONS OF JOHNNY CASH:

Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 p.m. at The Reverb: The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, who came together in 1995, play modern country with an "outlaw" edginess. Admission is $10. Contact The Reverb (Cedar Falls) to purchase tickets at 277-4404.

 

KUNI's LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Singer/songwriter Ben Schmidt will perform Monday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's 3rd floor studios in the CAC. His reedy, mid-range voice and powerful arsenal of fingerstyle and flatpicked guitar chops texture his soulful compositions. Admission is $3, free for children under 12.

 

EVENTS

POSTER SALE:

Need some new art for your room or office? Stop by the courtyard of Maucker Union Monday, Aug. 22, and Tuesday, Aug. 23, for a huge art/ poster sale. Sale runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. For more info, call Student Involvement & Activities Center at 273-2683.

 
WELCOME BACK BBQ:

Your first day of class deserves a bash. Come for for free BBQ, pop, sno-cones, volleyball and fun. The Center for Multicultural Education will host it's annual Welcome Back BBQ on Monday, Aug. 22, from 5-7 p.m. outside the Maucker Union in the Memorial Garden. http://www.uni.edu/cme

 

ART EXHIBITION:

The UNI Gallery of Art will present "Mary Snyder Behrens: New Work" from Monday, Aug. 22, through Friday, Sept. 16. The artist will give a lecture titled, "Working," at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 23 in KAB Room 111. An opening reception will follow. Free and open to the public. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/

 

FREE ICE CREAM AT THE MARSHALL CENTER SCHOOL:

Walk by, grab an ice cream cone and chat about the museums Aug. 24 and 25 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Marshall School is located along 23rd Street, west of the SEC. http://www.uni.edu/museum

 

THURSDAZE DRIVE-IN MOVIE:

Come out for a night under the stars with the summer comedy "The Longest Yard," featuring Adam Sandler and Chris Rock Thursday, Aug. 25, at 9 p.m. at the Quads Courtyard. Bring your blanket. In case of rain, movie will be moved to Maucker Union Ballroom. Sponsored by Campus Activities Board (CAB). Questions, call 273-2683.

 

WOMEN'S SOCCER:

Friday: Women's Soccer vs. Furman, Cedar Valley Soccer Complex, W. Ridgeway Ave., 6 p.m.

Sunday: Women's Soccer vs. Minnesota State, Cedar Valley Soccer Complex, 1 p.m.

 

HOLOCAUST LECUTRE:

"America and the Holocaust: Rescue Efforts" will be presented by Severin A. Hochberg, a historian at the U.S. Holocaust Museum. He will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30, in Seerley Hall, 115. Sponsored by the UNI history department lecture series and co-sponsored by the U.S. Holocaust Museum. Admission is free and open to the public. For further information contact Wallace Hettle at wallace.hettle@uni.edu.

 

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