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Monday, October 10, 2005

 

NEWS

THUNDERBIRD E-MAIL CLIENT:

If you are concerned by the performance or capability of Mailman, install the Thunderbird e-mail client (most faculty and staff use it) on your computer. This client provides consistently superior performance to Mailman and has more options and features:
• In the ITS Student Computer Centers use the "Check UNI Email Here" icon on the Desktop
• On Sunray Terminals in buildings about campus use the "Thunderbird Email" Button at the bottom of the page
• On your own computer, install Thunderbird. See how to download and install Thunderbird at http://www.uni.edu/its/us/document/unimail/mozilla

 
PANTHER POSSE T-SHIRT HAND OUT:

Panther Posse membership cards have arrived and will be handed out prior to the homecoming football game Saturday, Oct. 15, outside the NE entrance of the UNI-Dome from 2 to 4 p.m. At this time, those students who have signed up but not received Panther Posse shirts may pick them up.

We are NOT accepting new Panther Posse memberships at this time, but will be offering Mac's Maniacs memberships in a couple weeks. Panther Posse members will be able to pick up the 2005-06 Mac's Maniacs T-Shirts before the men's and women's basketball exhibition games in the West Gym on Sunday, Nov. 6. More information on this event will be coming soon.

 
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH AT UNI:

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and "Dia de los Muertos," the CME will host a variety of events, including: Mexican fiesta with a free, authentic Mexican food buffet and live entertainment, a "Day of the Dead" documentary film and an authentic "Day of the Dead" altar in the lobby of the CME. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or call 273-2250.

 

BOSS' DAY:

In honor of Boss' Day, Prexy's would like to invite you to bring your boss to Prexy's for lunch on Friday, Oct. 14, or Monday, Oct. 17. Your boss will receive a special gift from the cashier when you check out.

 

WEAR PURPLE FRIDAY:

UNI will host its first-annual Purple Pride Day Friday, Oct. 14. Students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff are encouraged to show their Panther pride by wearing UNI purple apparel to help kickoff this year's Homecoming weekend. Wear your UNI purple and take group photos showcasing your Panther pride. Send photos to University Marketing & Public Relations, or via e-mail at umpr@uni.edu Please include a short caption with the photo that explains who is in the picture and when and where it was taken.

 

RAFFLE:

The Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization is hosting a raffle for assorted prizes through Oct. 11. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. Please contact CEO president, Brian Larkin, at blarkin@uni.edu or the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at 273-7350 or katherine.cota@uni.edu for more information.

 
 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

PLEDGE DRIVE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

KUNI's fall on-air pledge drive runs Saturday, Oct. 15, through Monday, Oct. 24, and volunteers are needed. Hours range from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Volunteers will be asked to answer incoming pledge calls, record the pledge and premium information and answer some basic questions. The station is located on the third-floor of the CAC. Contact Angela Vezdos at 273-6336 or angela.vezdos@uni.edu to sign up.

 

UNITED WAY VOLUNTEERING ON CAMPUS:

Volunteers are needed to help prepare, organize and distribute materials to each building on UNI's campus for the United Way Campaign . Packets need to be organized by Wednesday, Oct. 19. Then, volunteers will help distribute the packets and collecting them by Friday, Nov. 11. Even if you have one hour or several hours to assist, please join in to help the community. E-mail volunteer@uni.edu for more information.

 
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT VOLUNTEERS:

Junior Achievement is seeking classroom and/or special event volunteers. Work with local schools providing 45- minute sessions in K-12 classrooms. Training and materials provided. Special events include Bowl-A-Thon, volleyball tournament and many more. Scheduling is flexible throughout the year with hours varying. For more information, e-mail volunteer@uni.edu

 
ISED VENTURES OUTREACH COORDINATORS:

ISED Ventures seeks volunteers to work with churches and community organizations. Assist in community outreach and recruitment of program participants, train and coordinate volunteers to serve as mentors. A great opportunity for a self-starter with excellent communication and organizational skills. For more information, email volunteer@uni.edu

 

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

FLU SHOTS:

Flu shots will be available on the following dates:

Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on WRC courts 5 and 6

Wednesday, Oct. 26, in WRC main corridor from 7 to 8:30 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Student Health Clinic

Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Maucker Union

Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 8:30 a.m. in the Student Health Clinic.

The cost is $20 payable by cash, check, U-bill or payroll deduct. Insurance filing accepted. Go to http://www.uni.edu/health/forms/registration.pdf to download a consent form. For more information, contact the Health Clinic at 273-7425.

 

STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION (SCA):

A representative from the SCA will visit UNI Friday, Oct. 28 and Monday, Oct. 31, to speak with students, faculty, career services and student organizations. They will share information about the thousands of expense-paid internships available year-round. The representative would like to meet with faculty and/or students during this time to discuss opportunities. Contact SCA by e-mail at SCA_Visit@thesca.org to reserve a meeting time or call the recruitment department at 603-543-1700.

 
WASHINGTON D.C. INTERNSHIPS:

Opportunities are available for all majors with spring or summer internships in our nation's capital. Many scholarships available. A representative will be on campus Thursday, Oct. 20, from 10 to 10:50 a.m. and from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. in Gilchrist 207. They will also be in CBB 225 from 7 to 7:50 p.m. For more information, contact Al Stamberg at 273-6398.

 
FINDING BOOKS FOR SPEECH RESEARCH/JOURNAL ARTICLES:

Rod Library staff will help you via live chat sessions. Hours are Monday through Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Thursdays 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Fridays 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 also available via e-mail, phone or in person.

 
IRISH CEILI AND SCOTTISH DANCE LESSONS:

Learn Irish and Scottish dances on Sundays, Oct. 9 and 16, Nov. 6 and 13 and Dec. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m., Maucker Union Central Ballroom A. These lessons are free and open to all.

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

How to Write a Business Plan workshop will take place Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 4 to 6 p.m., CBB 3. Learn thecomponents of a business plan and what makes one effective. Free and open to UNI students, faculty, and staff only. Advanced registration required; katherine.cota@uni.edu or 273-7350.

 

SCANDINAVIAN DANCE LESSONS:

UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers and the Cedar Valley Sons of Norway are co-sponsoring free Scandinavian dance lessons the first and third Mondays of each month. All are welcome. No experience necesssary. Next meeting: Monday, Oct. 17, 7 to 9 p.m. in Maucker Old Central Ballroom.

 

CLUBS/MEETINGS:

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:

Habitat for Humanity will meet in Sabin Room 103 at 8:30 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 10.
Activities include construction days, leaf raking and building the UNI Habitat house.


PBL (BPA & FBLA) MEETING:

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 8:30 p.m. in CBB 332, Accounting Professor Rick Francis will talk about his change of employment following the hurricane. For more information, contact Joel at kiesey@uni.edu or look for our flyers throughout CBB.

 
NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE:

Study at another college or university within the United States and Canada while paying UNI tuition. To learn more, attend an National Student Exchange (NSE) informational meeting Monday, Oct. 24 at 3:30 p.m., Maucker Union, Elm Room. Students must have a 2.75 UNI and Cumulative GPA and have completed between 30 and 85 credit hours to be eligible.

 
UNI RIGHT TO LIFE MEETING:

UNI Right to Life will meet on Thursday, Oct. 20, in the College Eye Room, lower level of Maucker Union. Meet other pro-life students, share ideas and make a difference. Pizza and pop provided. For questions, contact Deirdre Connell deirdre4@uni.edu

 

UNI/COMMUNITY SPANISH SPEAKERS:

The UNI/Community Spanish Speakers will meet every Friday this semester from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Vibe Coffeehouse (above Bought Again Books on 23rd Street, Cedar Falls). This is an informal gathering to speak Spanish. Come whenever your schedule permits. All are welcome.

 

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

INTRAMURAL 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL:

Men's and women's leagues registration will be Monday, Oct. 10 through Thursday, Oct 13, WRC Room 101. League play begins Oct. 23. Games will be played on Sunday evenings at 5, 5:25, 5:50, 6:15, 6:40 and 7:05 p.m.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

YELLOWCARD PERFORMING:

The rock group Yellowcard will perform at the Maucker Union Ballroom at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18. Acceptance and Pink Spiders are also scheduled to perform. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at Union Station in Maucker Union. Tickets will be available to UNI students exclusively from Oct. 17 to Oct. 21 and only at Maucker Union. After that time, tickets will be opened up to the public and will be available only at the GBPAC or by calling 1-877-549-SHOW (7469). All tickets are $10 and general admission. For more information, call the SIAC at 273-2683.

 

UNI CONCERT CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA:

Spotlight Series will present the UNI Concert Chorale with Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in GBPAC Great Hall. The choir and orchestra will present choral works by Brahms, Vaughan Williams, and Lauridsen. Admission for UNI students is free with Ucard, $7 for public, $6 for senior citizen, $5 for non-UNI student. For tickets call 273-7469.

 

FACULTY RECITAL:

Julia Trahan and Robin Guy will perform Thursday, Oct. 13, in GBPAC Davis Hall at 8 p.m. Free.

 
WIND SYMPHONY AND CONCERT BAND IN CONCERT:

On Friday, Oct. 14, UNI's Wind Symphony and Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. in GBPAC Great Hall.

GUEST RECITAL:

Artist-in-Residence, Tat'iana Smelkova, will perform Sunday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

WONDER OF THE WORLD:

Theatre UNI presents "Wonder of the World," a comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire of one woman's journey of self-discovery that leads her to Niagara Falls. Oct. 12 through 16, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $12. (UCard free for UNI students) Call 3-6381 or visit http://www.theatreuni.com Note: You may get wet. Contains strong language.

 
KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Singer and songwriter Erin McKeown, Fredricksburg, Va., will perfrom Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

EVENTS

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES:

Lynn Brant, department of earth science, will speak on "The Bogs of Maine" on Monday, Oct. 10, at 4 p.m. in LAT Room 125. All are invited.

 
BREAST CANCER DATE AUCTION:

The ladies of the Tau Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host a Date Auction for Breast Cancer on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 7:13 p.m., in Lang Hall Auditorium.

 

STOP THE WAR RALLY:

Rally starts at 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11, outside Maucker Union. For more information contact Chris Schwartz at schwartz2020@gmail.com

 
THURSDAZE EVENTS:

Salsa dance lessons will be held at 7 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. You can make your own music video and CD from 8 p.m. to midnight. Funny photos will be taken from 8 p.m. to midnight with a retro dance party from 9 p.m. to midnight. If you have questions, call 273-2683.

 
HOMECOMING ATHLETICS:

Friday, Oct. 14, Volleyball vs. Missouri State in West Gym at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 15, Football vs. Indiana State in the UNI-Dome at 4:05 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15, Volleyball vs. Wichita State in West Gym at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15, Baseball alumni vs. current players at Riverfront Stadium at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15, Swimming alumni meet in WRC at 10 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 15, Wrestling open practice at 10 a.m. in the West Gym (wrestling room).

Sunday, Oct. 16, Women's soccer vs. Indiana State at the Cedar Valley soccer complex at 1 p.m.

 
LAST LECTURE SERIES:

The "Last Lecture Series" will feature Heidi Noonan-Day, instructor of business law, presenting "The Ride" Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. Beverages and snacks provided. For more information, call 273-2683.

 
NEPAL PRESENTATION:

Join UNI Outdoors as they take you to the heart of the Everest region on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. in WRC Room 174. This one-hour presentation will take you to the Himalayas and back.

 

BIRDS OF THE TROPICS:

Jill Trainer, UNI biology department, will share her research in Costa Rica and Panama with a look at the diversity of birds and their environments. The presentation is 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the University Museum.

 

AIDS DISCUSSION:

Listen to panel members share personal stories about their struggles and successes living with HIV/AIDS on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in SEC 246. For more information, contact Joan.Thompson@uni.edu or call 273-2198.

 

DOCUMENTARY:

Students for Social Justice present the award-winning documentary "The Times of Harvey Milk," which depicts the struggles of the first openly gay elected official in American history. Wednesday, Oct. 19 in Sabin Room 102 at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

 

AUTUMN-MATIC WELLNESS FAIR:

Businesses and organizations will offer health and wellness information Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the WRC on courts 5 and 6. Agencies as well as various screenings and flu shots will also be available. Drawings for door prizes. Personal wellness students earn extra credit for attendance. For more information, contact Deedra Billings at 273-7162 or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/check/AutumnFair/Autmn-Fair2005.html

 
TEACHER EDUCATION INDUCTION CONVOCATION:

The 30th Teacher Education Induction Convocation will take place Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 3:30 p.m. in GBPAC. The invitations to students eligible for induction have been mailed. Return your RSVP card as soon as possible. Family and friends of the inductees are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

UNI CAPOEIRA SPORT CLUB CONFERENCE:

UNI Capoeira sport club will host the third International Capoeira Conference and Educational Workshops Nov. 10 through Nov.13 with 15 visiting masters from Brazil teaching Capoeira workshops in the West Gym. Admission is free. If you have any questions, contact francesca@ywcabhc.org or call 319-290-5503.

 


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