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Monday, September 26, 2005

 

NEWS

E-BILL DUE DATE:

E-bills are due Oct. 5. Please checks MyUNIverse to see if you have an amount that is due. If you have trouble accessing your account please check the Quick Reference Guide at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/student_accounts/

 
CAMPUS CONVERSATION TASK FORCE:

The Campus Conversation task force and sub-commitee groups have been formulated and can be viewed at: http://www.uni.edu/conversation/committees.shtml The response and interest shown by the campus for this project has exceeded the Campus Advisory Group's expectations. This is gratifying because it shows how important this ongoing dialogue is to the campus. The task force groups are convening for their first meetings in September and October. If you have any questions, please contact the committee chair.

 

UNI GUIDANCE COUNSELOR ADVISORY BOARD:

UNI Guidance Counselor Advisory Board is meeting on campus Monday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 12 member advisory board meets twice a year in September and again in March. The 12 guidance counselors represent large, medium, and small high schools from all geographic areas of the state. If anyone in the campus community has a question to ask the guidance counselors, please e-mail Dan Schofield daniel.schofield@uni.edu and he will pose your question and provide you with their feedback.

 
NEW HOURS FOR CME:

The CME has extended its hours until 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The Center offers a luxurious study lounge with tables, leather couches and chairs, more than 800 multicultural resources available for check-out, a fully equipped computer lab, and on-going cultural artifact exhibits. All are welcome, so come and diversify your studying experience at UNI. For more on the CME visit: http://www.uni.edu/cme

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

VOLUNTEER EDUCATION COORDINATOR INTERNSHIP:

The Northeast Iowa Food Bank and Kids Cafe are seeking an Education Coordinator for its after school feeding program that provides meals to youth under the age of 18. Mentoring, leadership, and character-building are also provided. Coordinator will plan and implement activities; 15-20 hours per week and one semester commitment are required and scheduling is flexible. For more information e-mail volunteer@uni.edu

 
ARC OF CEDAR VALLEY BUDDY WALK:

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, Oct. 1, for the ARC of Cedar Valley Buddy Walk from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crossroads Center, Waterloo. Shifts are flexible. Help with directing people and assist with incoming and outgoing traffic and overall event management. For more information, e-mail volunteer@uni.edu

 

GEAR UP:

This program is dedicated to preparing students for college. Volunteers are needed to tutor students and chaperone field trips 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

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

 
IMPROVE YOUR COMPUTER SKILLS AND RECEIVE CREDIT:

ITS-Educational Technology is starting two more free, eight-week, computer workshop series for credit. Creating Web Pages begins Sept. 28, and Mastering Microsoft Office begins Sept. 29. Other credit series begin in October and November. For details visit: http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/credit.html or call 273-2309.

 
MEMFIS USER GROUP MINUTES:

Minutes for the Sept. 15 MEMFIS Users Group meeting are available at http://maple.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/memfis_users/meetingminutes.asp

 
HEALTH BEAT LOCKER SERVICES:

Tired of hauling your workout gear to campus everyday? Lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year). Ask a fitness supervisor at HB, or contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu

 

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 through Sunday, Oct. 2. The survey is 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

 

 

CLUBS/MEETINGS:

AMA MEETING:

Come join us on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. in CBB 125 for free root beer floats. American Marketing is for all majors and is a great resume builder.

 

PBL MEETING:

PBL (BPA & FBLA) Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 8:30 p.m. in CBB 332. Join us for a game night where prizes will be awarded. For more information, contact Joel at kiesey@uni.edu or look for our flyers throughout CBB.

 
PRSSA MEETING:

PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) is hosting its next meeting Monday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m. in Lang Hall Room 12. See what this nationally-recognized, award-winning chapter has to offer. For more information, contact Melissa at mrutten@uni.edu or visit: http://www.prssa.org

 
UNI WORK ABROAD:

Looking for a great internship that would make you stand out from the rest? UNI Work Abroad offers paid and non-paid internships abroad. To learn more, attend an informational meeting Monday, Sept. 26, in Maucker Union, University Room North at 3 p.m. Application deadline for spring 2006 is Oct 1. For more information, contact study-abroad@uni.edu, call 319-273-7078, or visit BAK 59.

 
AMERICAN HUMANICS:

American Humanics will hold its bi-weekly meeting Wednesday, at 8 p.m., with a large group meeting at 9 p.m., in WRC 204. Learn more about getting involved with area non-profit organizations.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

CO-REC SOCCER OPEN TOURNAMENT:

11 on 11 open co-rec soccer tournament for students, faculty and staff.
Entry Forms are available at the WRC 101 during the week of Oct. 3. Entry Fee is $20 with a two-game guarantee. Team entry is due by 5:30 p.m., Oct. 5 in WRC Room 101. Limited to the first 12 teams to register. Games will be played on Sunday, Oct. 9, West Campus Fields, starting at 1 p.m.

 
FITNESS CLASSES:

Tired of waiting in line for cardio machines? Group fitness classes are still open. Check out total body conditioning; Hydro-Fit; Absolutely Muscle; Mind, Body & Spirit; and Saturday morning 75-minute aerobics.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Kelly Pardekooper, an Iowa City country folk-rocker, will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3; children under 12 are free.

 
ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT CONCERT:

The UNI School of Music will host the 24th Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert Friday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m., in the GBPAC, Great Hall. Special guest, legendary jazz trumpeter Clark Terry, will perform with the UNI Jazz Band One. For tickets call GBPAC box office, 273-7469, or visit: http://www.tickets.uni.edu (click on School of Music).

 

LARRY THE CABLE GUY:

Tickets still available. Larry the Cable Guy live at the UNI-Dome on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. 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

 
WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY:

On Oct. 8, The W-CF Symphony will be joined by UNI School of Music faculty members Sean Botkin and Genadi Zagor on Mozart's rarely-heard double piano concerto. The 7:30 p.m. concert at the GBPAC will also feature works by Bartok and Wagner. Tickets at 273-SHOW or visit: http://wcfsymphony.org

 

EVENTS

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 begins at 7 p.m. in the Commons Ballroom, with a reception to follow in the Georgian Lounge. For more information contact Samuel Gladden at samuel.gladden@uni.edu or visit: http://www.uni.edu/english/hearst

 

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:

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

 
INTELLIGENT DESIGN SPEAKER:

The UNI Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Research Honor Society, presents Guillermo Gonzalez, Senior Fellow of the Discovery Institute and assistant professor of Astronomy at Iowa State University, speaking on Intelligent Design (ID). He will review the leading ideas proposed by ID theorists and explain why they believe ID is properly a branch of science. He will end with a brief description of the evidence for design which he presented in his book "The Privileged Planet." Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m. in MSH Lantz Auditorium.

 

FALL PLANT SALE:

The Biology Botanical Center will host a fall plant sale on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the north entrance lobby of the UNI Biology Botanical Center. An assortment of annuals, perennials, fall bulbs, and miscellaneous house plants will all be priced under $5.

 

THURSDAZE SEPT. 29 MOVIE NIGHT:

This week's show is the blockbuster "Batman Begins." Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Refreshments and snacks provided. For more information, call 273-2683.

 

EARTH SCIENCE TALK:

Larry Smith, a consulting geophysicist from Anchorage, Alaska, will present "The Role of Reflection Seismology in Petroleum Exploration of Interior Basins of Alaska" on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 4 p.m., Latham Room 125. Open to all.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Thursday, Sept. 29, Pack the Park Night - women's soccer vs. Iowa, 6 p.m. at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex. Admission is free.

 

Saturday, Oct. 1, women's swimming intersquad meet at 8 a.m. in the WRC.

 

Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 1, women's tennis @ MVC Individual Championships at Springfield, Mo.

 
EXPLORING ECOSYSTEMS:

From 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 1, the University Museum will host elementary-age children to explore our intricate natural world. There will be a variety of activities, many hands on. Fee includes supplies, snacks, presenters and A-Z Institute T-shirt. Register by Sept. 27. $15 for Friends and members; $17 for non-members.

 

NATIONAL SOLAR TOUR:

The American Solar Energy Society's 10th Annual National Solar Tour will take place at the CEEE building from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 1. Tour takers will see Iowa's first "green" building and the new 900 watt photovoltaic installation. Admission is free. For more information, contact Renae Assmann at 273-3850 or e-mail ceee-pr@uni.edu

 

LATE NIGHT AT THE CME:

The movie "Mi Familia" will be showcased by the monthly "Late Night at the CME!" on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 9 to 11 p.m. at the Center for Multicultural Education (109 MAU). Free popcorn and pop. For more information visit: http://www.uni.edu/cme "Mi Familia" is a story of three generations of the Sanchez family.

 
WORK FOR CAMP ADVENTURE OVERSEAS:

The Camp Adventure™ program at the University of Northern Iowa is currently accepting applications for summer opportunities serving youth worldwide in the United States, Europe and Asia. These camps are conducted primarily on United States military bases, embassies, American Clubs and international schools.The next interview session for summer 2006 will take place on Saturday, Oct. 8. Call 273-5960 to reserve your spot. For more information on the program, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/409.html

 

 

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