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Monday, September 19, 2005

 

NEWS

UNI COMMEMORATES CONSTITUTION DAY:

UNI will commemorate the nation's inaugural Constitution Day with a special presentation of "Free Speech in the Digital Age," on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The one-hour video presentation is a debate hosted by National Public Radio's Margot Adler. The video will be shown simultaneously in the CME, Room 109; CAC, Room 108; and Seerley Hall, Room 115. A 30-minute discussion will take place at each location immediately following the video. The program will look at censorship in libraries, of textbooks and on the Internet. It also will examine the reasons for both safeguarding and limiting speech, including the protection of minors and community safety, ensuring a free marketplace of ideas, and guaranteeing democratic institutions. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about Constitution Day, visit http://www.uscourts.gov/outreach/constitutionday.html

 
UNI STUDENT INCUBATOR PROGRAM:

Applications are being accepted from student entrepreneurs with a business idea to explore in the UNI Student Business Incubator program. The program offers educational resources, mentoring, and free office space and computer/equipment. Contact the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center for more information at 273-7350 or katherine.cota@uni.edu or http://www.jpec.org/sbi.htm

 
HURRICANE KATRINA CLOTHING DRIVE:

Please donate clothing, shoes, personal hygiene items and school supplies to the victims of Hurrricane Katrina. Items can be dropped off in the University Apartment Office until Sept. 27. If you have any questions, call Desiree at 222-5991.

 

STUDY ABROAD APPLICATION DEADLINE:

The Office of International Programs encourages all students who want to study abroad during the spring semester of 2006 to apply for the program by Oct. 1. For more information, contact study-abroad@uni.edu, call 273-7078, or stop in 59 Baker Hall or online at http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad

 
NISG ELECTIONS:

Applications for Northern Iowa Student Government are due Sept. 20 by 5 p.m. The following NISG Senator positions are open: Hageman Hall, Shull Hall, Bartlett Hall, Campbell Hall, and off-campus. Applications can be picked up from the NISG office in the Student Involvement and Activities Center, 2nd floor Mauker Union. Contact us with any questions at 273-2650 or nisg@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/

 
 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

GEAR UP:

This program is dedicated to preparing students for college. Volunteers are needed to tutor students and chaperone field tripes at Logan Middle School, East High School and Expo High School in Waterloo. Scheduling is flexible. Contact volunteer@uni.edu for more information.

 

BEST BUDDIES:

This one-on-one friendship program is seeking volunteers to build a friendship with a person who has special needs. One year commitment, two outings per month, and weekly contact required. For more information e-mail volunteer@uni.edu

 

TOBACCO EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY:

Volunteer opportunities include assisting with school programs writing press releases, meeting with elected officials, compiling data, providing event support and more. Scheduling is flexible. Contact volunteer@uni.edu for more information.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

SCANDINAVIAN DANCE LESSONS:

The UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers and the Cedar Valley Sons of Norway will present a series of free Scandinavian dance lessons on the first and third Monday of each month. The first lesson is Monday, Sept. 19, 7 to 9 p.m., Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom.

 
RESEARCH HELP VIA LIVE CHAT:

Rod Library offers live research help via online chat sessions. Hours: Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and Friday, 11 a.m. to 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 during other hours via e-mail, phone, and in person.

 
ROD LIBRARY STUDENT SURVEY:

Speak up on how computer fees are spent. Rod Library will run its annual survey of student computing interests from Monday, Sept. 19, through Sunday, Oct. 2. The survey will be online at http://www.uni.edu/library/scfsurvey.shtml and in paper form in the library lobby.

 
SMALL BUSINESS BOOKKEEPING:

Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in CBB 3. Advanced registration is required by calling 273-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu. This event is free and open to UNI students, faculty and staff only. For more information, http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm

 

JOIN THE PEACE CORPS:

Submit your application online at http://www.peacecorps.gov to interview this fall. Questions? Contact Erin at 1-800-424-8580, option 1, ext. 1485.

 

OCTOBER CME EVENTS:

Visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or call 273-2250 to find out what events sponsored by The Center of Multicultural Education are going on in the month of October.

 
HISPANIC HERITAGE DISPLAY:

Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education, the Rod Library's main exhibit case will have books, artifacts, pictures, quotes, and facts related to Hispanic Heritage Month displayed during September. For more information about Hispanic Heritage Month visit: http://www.uni.edu/cme

 
PPST TRAINERS:

Teacher Education Majors: Admission to the Teacher Education Program requires passing the PPST. If you have not done this, you can have a personalized certified trainer coach in any of the three subtests to help you prepare. For a coach in math or writing: 214 E Bartlett, 273-2346. For reading: 125 E Bartlett, 273-6023. Paper/pencil test date: Nov 19 (register by Oct. 20.) For computer-based testing call 273-6023.

 

UNI CAREER FAIR:

Monday, Sept. 19, 2 to 6 p.m., UNI-Dome. Some 150 employers, graduate and professional schools will visit with students and alumni about jobs, internships and continuing education. More than 20 employers will sign up students to interview on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Check out the organizations participating and the majors they're seeking: http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/events/careerfair/fall05.html

 

 

CLUBS/MEETINGS:

UNI CIRCLE K:

Meetings every Monday at 9 p.m. in the College Eye Room located in the basement of the Maucker Union. Circle K is an organization sponsored by Kiwanis International focused on service, leadership, and fellowship. All students are welcome. Attend the meeting to meet new people, have fun, and to find out how you can help the community and yourself through service and social events. For more information, visit: http://www.circlek.org or contact Jessica at jyoung01@uni.edu

 

FMA MEETING:

Interested in Finance? Financial Management Association provides many networking opportunities with fellow peers and professional business people. A one-year membership is $45, or $35 without the "Financial Management" magazine. A two-year memberships is $70, or $50 without the magazine. A membership application is at http://www.fma.org/Student/studapplication.pdf Applications are also available in the Finance Office (CBB 306). Checks can be made payable to: FMA. Membership applications and dues must be turned into the Finance Office by Friday, Sept. 23.

 

SUMMER SERVICE TRIP TO MEXICO:

Come to an informational meeting to learn more about a week-long service trip to Tijuana, Mexico. During the trip, members will help the children of the El Faro and Los Angelitos Orphanages. Learn how you can become inolved with this trip on Sept. 25 in the social hall of the St. Stephen's Catholic Student Center, following the 10:30 a.m. liturgy.

 
JOIN UNI STUDENTS TODAY ALUMNI TOMORROW:

Save money at 42 local businesses by joining UNI STAT. For $18, students receive numerous repeat discounts, entry into door-prize drawings, and a free UNI STAT gift. For complete details, or to join online, visit http://www.unialum.org/stat

 
OUT-OF-STATE AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TEACHERS:

Attention future UNI student teachers. The Out-of-State and International Student Teaching office will host their information meetings the week of Sept. 19 to 23 in the SEC. Meeting times and room numbers are posted all throughout the SEC. Students only need to attend one meeting.

 
 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

IM FLAG FOOTBALL:

Men's/Women's Intramural flag fooball league registration: WRC Room 101, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sept. 26 and 27. For information you must attend a mandatory managers meeting Thursday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m. in SEC 247. League play begins Tuesday, Oct. 4. Make-up manager meetings are Sept. 26 and 27, at 3:15 p.m., in WRC Room 246.

 

CO-REC FLAG FOOTBALL:

Co-rec intramural flag football league registration: WRC Room 101, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sept. 26 and 27. For information you must attend a mandatory managers meeting Thursday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m. in SEC 247. League play begins Tuesday, Oct. 4. Make-up manager meetings are Sept. 26 and 27 at 3:15 p.m., WRC Room 246. All co-rec games are played at 3:30 p.m. on M/W or T/T.

 
CO-REC FFB OPEN TOURNAMENT:

NEW Open Men's and Co-Rec Flag Football Tournament: (open to students/faculty/staff) Registration is in the WRC Room 101, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sept. 26 and 27. For information you must attend a mandatory managers meeting Thursday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m., in SEC 247. Tournament play is Saturday, Oct. 1, at 9 a.m. IM fields (Rain date Sat., Oct. 8) Make-up manager meetings are Sept. 26 and 27, at 3:15 p.m. in WRC Room 246. Contact Cindy Klatt at 273-7262 for more information. There is a $20 entry fee per team.

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Singer-songwriter Dave Potts will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, in KUNI's third-floor studio in the CAC. Dave was a finalist at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Contest in both 2003 and 2004, as well as being named a finalist at the Telluride Troubadour contest in 2003 and the South Florida Folk Festival in 2004. Tickets are $3; children under 12 are free.

 
WILLY WONKA AT THE GBPAC:

The Kennedy Center IMAGINATION CELEBRATION® On Tour Presents Willy Wonka at the Gallagher-Bluedorn at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20. Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka is a scrumptious musical theater treat for the entire family. A magician, chocolate making and children's crafts will fill the lobby beginning at 6 p.m. Register your child(ren) for the kids’ craft corner by calling the ticket office. Cost is $1 per child. UNI students receive 50 percent off adult ticket prices. Order tickets by calling 273-SHOW or visiting http://www.gbpac.com

 

 

EVENTS

LECTURE SERIES:

The "Last Lecture Series" showcases faculty on a lecture topic that is significant and intriguing to them, as if it were their last lecture. John Fritch, department head of Communications Studies will present "The Last Lecture I'll Ever Give: All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in College," Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Seerley Hall-Great Reading Room. Beverages and snacks provided. For more information, call 273-2683.

 

ALEXSEI BOYKO LECTURES:

Alexsei Boyko, chair of Art Education and Museum Pedagogy at the Russian State Pedagogical University-Herzen in St. Petersburg, Russia, will lecture on "A Virtual Tour of the Russian Museum," Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

 
ATHLETIC TRAINING OPEN HOUSE:

The Division of Athletic training will host an open house for all students interested in majoring in athletic training on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in WRC Room 252. There will be an overview of the program, application process, and the curricular plan. Additionally, prospective majors will be able to hear from students who are currently enrolled in the athletic training education program as well as receive a tour of the athletic training facilities. Refreshments will be served. If you plan to attend, RSVP to Stephanie Bradley at sbradley@uni.edu

 

LELAND WILSON CHEMISTRY LECTURE:

Dr. Charles D. Huss, an emergency department physician and avid mountain climber, will speak on "Man at Extreme Altitude: A Physician's Observations on Mt. Everest" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in McCollum Science Hall 201. Before the lecture, at 7:45 p.m., ChemWall, the recently installed interactive periodic table in the MSH addition, will be dedicated. The talk is open to the public and free of charge.

 
ESSENTIALS CELEBRATION:

Stop by Essentials in Maucker Union and celebrate its one-year anniversary Tuesday, Sept. 20, and Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. FREE ice cream samples from Wells Blue Bunny, 50-cent bags of popcorn, discounted clothing, and drawings for prizes.

 

BECKER MEMORIAL LECTURE:

The 32nd annual Carl Becker Memorial Lecture will be presented by Joan Wallach Scott, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. in Sabin 102. A leading feminist historian, Scott is the Harold F. Linder Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. Her talk will be titled "Symptomatic Politics: Banning Islamic Head Scarves in French Public Schools." The lecture is free and open to the public. For further information contact wallace.hettle@uni.edu

 

THE REAL MOZART:

Thursday, Sept. 22, Jason Weinberger, music director of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, will present a lecture on Mozart told through his personal letters in the GBPAC Davis Hall at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

 

BERGMAN FILM SERIES:

Showings of great films by acclaimed director, Ingmar Bergman, continue on Thursday, Sept. 22, with "Wild Strawberries" and conclude Thursday, Sept. 29, with "Cries and Whispers"; viewing times are 5:30 to about 7:15 p.m. in LANG 008. Free admission and refreshments.

 

UNI ENTREPRENEURSHIP DAY:

Friday, Sept. 23, from 9-11 a.m., in Maucker Union. Advance registration is encouraged by calling 273-7350 or katherine.cota@uni.edu. This event is to raise awareness among students, staff and faculty of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship in small businesses and at the university. This event is free and open to the UNI community; business and non-business majors are encouraged to attend. Guest speakers include UNI alumni Eric Schaefer of Advanced Business Fulfillment and Chris Pirillo of Lockergnome. For more information and the agenda, http://www.jpec.org/entreday.htm

 
PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Friday: Volleyball vs. Southern Illinois, 7 p.m. in the West Gym. UNI Sports Marketing will hand out kill cards to the first 1,000 fans.

Saturday: Volleyball vs. Evansville , 7 p.m. in the West Gym. UNI Sports Marketing will hand out player trading cards to the first 1,000 fans.

 

ALLIANT ENERGY IOWA ELCTRATHON RACE:

The sixth race in the Alliant Energy Iowa Electrathon Championship Series, brought to you by Cedar Falls Utilities, takes place in the UNI parking lot south of the GBPAC on Saturday, Sept. 24. Admission is free. See electric cars designed, built and driven by high school and college students race in four one-hour heats starting at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 2:15 p.m. The electrathon promotes careers in science, technology and engineering. For more information, contact Pat Higby at patricia.higby@uni.edu

 

CDC CARNIVAL FUNDRAISER:

The UNI Child Development Center is hosting a carnival to raise money for a new playground Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Price Lab School front lawn, 1901 Campus Street. (Rain Location - PLS Gym). Come join us for games and prizes.

 

HEARST LECTURE SERIES:

This year's Meryl Norton Hearst lecture series, sponsored by The Department of English Language and Literature, begins Monday, Sept. 26, with a public reading by Karen Salyer McElmurray, recipient of the 2003 AWP Award Series for Creative Nonfiction. McElmurray's reading is free and open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. in the Commons Ballroom, with a reception to follow in the Georgian Lounge.

 

SUPREME COURT Q & A:

The Daniel Webster Law Society and the Political Science Department are sponsoring a panel discussion on "Nomination, Confirmation and the Future of the U.S. Supreme Court." Professors Donna Hoffman and Scott Peters, Political Science, and John Johnson, History, will discuss issues surrounding recent Court vacancies and will take questions. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 3:30 p.m., SAB Room 102.

 

KAPPA DELTA PI SALE:

T-Shirts and a variety of other items will be on sale by UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society in the 2nd Floor lobby of Schindler on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 27 and 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

 

 
 

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