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Monday, October 17, 2005

 

NEWS

GILCHRIST HALL CLOSED FOR BUSINESS MONDAY, OCT. 17, LANG AND BAKER HALLS OPEN:

UNI employees, including student employees, who work in Gilchrist Hall should not report to work Monday, Oct. 17, unless contacted by their supervisors. This will allow for cleaning following an early-morning fire Sunday. Administrators will meet Monday afternoon to determine if Gilchrist will be open for business on Tuesday. Announcements will follow that meeting. See the UNI home page for updates. http://www.umpr.uni.edu/news.asp?NewsID=1952

 

STUDENTS FIRST CAMPAIGN EXCEEDS $100 MILLION GOAL:

The successful Students First campaign ended June 2005. The total raised was $112 million. One-third of the funds raised came from the Cedar Valley, including the UNI campus. Programs received $38 million, scholarships raised $34 million and capital projects received more than $30 million. Unrestricted and undesignated gifts make up the rest.

 

APARTMENTS FOR RENT:

University Apartments have one- and two-bedroom apartments and townhouses available for spring semester occupancy. Apartment information is available at http://www.uni.edu/dor/housing/uapts/apartmentinfo.shtml Contact Lynn Perigo at 273-6232.

 

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

 
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TRYOUT:

The UNI Women's Basketball team will hold a tryout for all interested UNI students Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m. If you are interested in trying out, call Assistant Coach Brad Nelson at 273-6338, or e-mail brad.nelson@uni.edu Please do not show up at the tryout without first contacting Coach Nelson.

 

CAMPUS CONVERSATION UPDATE:

The Campus Conversation core task forces and sub-committees have begun meeting. Membership of each core committee has been kept relatively small at this time. However, in order to bring everyone into the process, each committee chair has been charged with seeking input from all those who expressed an interest in a particular committee. Everyone is welcome to contact a committee chair at any time and share their ideas. Please refer to http://www.uni.edu/conversation/committees.shtml for a complete listing of core committee members and chairs.

 

BOSS' DAY:

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

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

CONVERSATION PARTNERS NEEDED:

The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) teaches English to international students at UNI. The CIEP matches each student with a volunteer UNI student, faculty or staff member. The conversation partners meet one hour per week and speak English, allowing the CIEP students to improve their English and expand their understanding of American culture. UNI volunteers benefit by meeting international students and developing greater cultural awareness. Sign up to be a Conversation Partner at http://fp.uni.edu/ciep/conversation_partners.htm or visit our office at Baker Room 72.

 

HELP WITH CEMETERY WALK:

The Grout Museum District will host its annual Cemetery Walk on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29. Volunteers are needed to light luminaries and keep them lit, guide patrons, distribute programs, serve cider and cookies, and clean-up. Volunteer for one or both nights, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, e-mail volunteer@uni.edu

 

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 collect 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

 

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

FLU SHOT CLINIC CORRECTION:

Due to the Student Health Center Grand Opening/Open House on Friday, Oct. 28, flu shots will be given from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Student Health Center. Other flu shot clinics are as follows:

Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., WRC Courts 5 & 6;

Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 7 to 8:30 a.m., WRC Main Corridor;

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

Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Student Health Clinic. The cost is $20.

 

WHICH DATABASE:

The Rod Library staff will help you get to the right database via live chat sessions. Hours are Mondays through Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See the "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 via e-mail, phone and in person.

 

STUDY ABROAD DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR SPRING 2006:

You can still apply to study abroad for a semester in Australia, Ireland or Wales during Spring 2006. Applications can be downloaded at http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/guide/formsapplication.asp The new deadline is Nov. 1. Apply now. For questions, contact UNI Study Abroad Center at 273-7078, study-abroad@uni.edu or http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad

 

TEACHER'S WORKSHOP:

"Walking in Another's Shoes" will take place Monday, Nov. 7, from 4:30 to 7:45 p.m., at AEA 267 in Cedar Falls. Teachers will learn creative drama strategies to help students analyze characters and situations. The practice text will be the play "The Diary of Anne Frank" by Goodrich and Hackett. To register, call 273-3679 or e-mail amy.hunzelman@uni.edu

 

WASHINGTON, D.C., INTERNSHIPS:

Opportunities are available for all majors with spring or summer internships in our nation's capital. Many scholarships are 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 also will be in CBB 225 from 7 to 7:50 p.m. For more information, contact Al Stamberg at 273-6398.

 
HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS:

How to Start a Small Business workshop will take place Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., CBB 323. Free and open to UNI students, faculty and staff only. Advance registration required. Contact katherine.cota@uni.edu or call 273-7350.

 

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.

 
 

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

 
LAW SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVES ON CAMPUS:

A representative from Iowa law school will be at UNI Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m., in CBB 127. A representative from Drake's law school will be at UNI Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m., in CBB 127. For more information, contact Stephanie Grant at sgrant@uni.edu

 

NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE:

Study at another college or university within the United States or Canada while paying UNI tuition. To learn more, attend a National Student Exchange (NSE) informational meeting Monday, Oct. 24, at 3:30 p.m., Maucker Union, Elm Room. Students must have a minimum 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, at 6:30 p.m., 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

 

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

INTRAMURAL 6-ON-6 VOLLEYBALL/ CO-REC TOURNAMENT:

League play begins Tuesday, Nov. 1. Men's/women's/co-rec (A & B leagues). The open co-rec tournament will be Saturday, Nov. 2, at 1:15 p.m. There is a $20 entry fee for the tournament only. Open to students, faculty and staff. Registration is Monday, Oct. 24 and Tuesday, Oct. 25 in WRC Room 101. There will be a mandatory managers meeting (to recieve registration form and additional info) Thursday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m., in SEC 247. Make-up manager meetings will be Oct. 24 or 25, at 3:15 p.m., WRC Room 150.

 
INTRAMURAL 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL:

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

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The Nadas will perform Monday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m., in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 
FACULTY SHOWCASE CONCERT:

UNI's faculty will present a recital of chamber works for various intstruments Monday, Oct. 17, at GBPAC Davis Hall, 8 p.m. Admission is free. There will be a cheesecake reception following.

 

UNI SINGERS/WOMEN'S CHORUS:

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, UNI Singers and Women's Chorus will offer a program of choral music in GBPAC Great Hall at 7:30 p.m.. Directed by Brad Barrett and Nicole Lamartine. Admission is free.

 

PERCUSSION PROGRAM:

Faculty member Randy Hogancamp will offer a percussion program with varied instruments and rhythmic styles on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in GBPAC Davis Hall at 8 p.m. Admission is free.

 

THEATRE UNI PRESENTATION:

Theatre UNI will host the Director/Designer Presentation for "Our Town," Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m., in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Join director Richard Glockner and the production team as they discuss their vision for producing this American classic of life and love in a small town. Admission is free.

 

IMPROV COMEDY EXTRAVAGANZA:

The UNI Half-Masted 3.2 Improv Troupe will present "Laugh In!" Thursday, Oct. 20 through Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. with a "family friendly" show on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. All performances will take place in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang Hall Room 040. Admission is free. Seating is first come, first-served. Reservations recommended and available at 273-6805.

 

NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:

On Friday, Oct. 21, Spotlight Series will present Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, directed by Rebecca Burkhardt. Admission is free to UNI students with UCard, public $7, senior citizen and non-UNI students $5. Concert will be in GBPAC Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 273-7469.

 

YELLOWCARD PERFORMING:

The rock group Yellowcard will perform at the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18. Acceptance and Pink Spiders also are 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.

 

 

EVENTS

UNISTA AUDITIONS:

The UNI Student Theatre Association will conduct auditions for the play "The Elephant Man," by Bernard Pomerance, Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m., in the Bertha Martin Theatre in Strayer-Wood Theatre. Auditionees should prepare two contrasting monologues. Inexperienced actors are welcome to audition and can read from a script if monologues are not prepared. Callbacks will be Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m., in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Contact director Chad Ryan with questions at chad8@uni.edu

 

LAST LECTURE SERIES:

The "Last Lecture Series" will feature Heidi Noonan-Day, instructor in 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.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT:

This week's movie night features the blockbuster "War of the Worlds," Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 and 9:30 p.m., in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free snacks and beverages provided. For more information, call 273-2683.

 

FALL FESTIVAL:

The Fall Festival for students and faculty with kids will take place Sunday, Oct. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. The event will include carnival games, costume contests, a performance by the Medieval Re-enactment Society and door prizes. Food and beverages also provided. For more information, contact Katie Erickson at kae@uni.edu

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES:

Thomas Hockey, Department of Earth Science, will speak on "What's the Big Deal with Einstein, Anyway?" Monday, Oct. 24, at 4 p.m., in LAT Room 125. All are invited.

 
DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION:

Visit the "Day of the Dead" altar from Oct. 24 through Oct. 28, and view a documentary on this tradition. It will play from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., every half-hour, in the lobby of the CME. For more information visit: http://fp.uni.edu/cme/hh_month.htm

 
HISPANIC HERITAGE FIESTA:

Attend a free, authentic Mexican dinner with live mariachi music at the Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the CME. For more information visit: http://fp.uni.edu/cme/hh_month.htm

 

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.

 

SIGMA XI TALK:

John Staver, director of the Center for Science Education at Kansas State University, will present "Intelligent Design vs. Evolution: It's Time to Saddle Up and Draw a Hard Line," Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., in SEC Rooms 244/245. The lecture will provide information on the rhetoric, strategies and foundations of intelligent design. Free and open to the public.

 

FUN WITH BATS:

The University Museum invites all to bring the family for fun with bats from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 29. There will be a presentation at 10:30 a.m. by Jim Demastes, UNI Biology Department. Cost is $5 per family.

 

SCHOOL LIFE IN THE 1920S:

On Saturday, Oct. 29, the Marshall Center School will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A costumed interpreter will offer information and tours of the authentically restored school located at 23rd and Minnesota Streets on the UNI campus, near Schindler Education Center. Free of charge.

 

GROWING UP GOONIE:

UNI's Student Interaction Committee will present “Growing Up Goonie,” with special guest Jeff Cohen, who played Chunk in the original movie "The Goonies," on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m., at the GBPAC. Cost is $5 with student ID, one ticket per ID. At 7:45 p.m., there will be an '80s clothing costume contest. He will make you laugh with Goonies trivia and outtakes, and will help you all perfect the "Truffle Shuffle." Following Cohen's presentation, the movie "The Goonies," will be shown. Purchase tickets at the GBPAC box office or call 3-SHOW. Ticket office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

 

 

 


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