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Monday, November 14, 2005
E-Bill payments WERE due Monday, Nov. 7. Due to the relocation of the Cashiers Office to Maucker Union, students are encouraged to use drop boxes available at Essentials and outside the Student Involvement and Activities Center (SIAC) in Maucker Union. Please refer to the Business Operations Web site at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/index.shtml for additional details.
Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m., in Maucker Union. Ticket sales will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Friday. Tickets are $10 each, and students are allowed to purchase 2 tickets. The concert is at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom.
PNN is a 30-minute, weekly news program produced for UNI students by the Electronic Media UNI-TV class. It covers current campus activities and issues related to UNI students. The schedules of PNN shows are available 2:30 p.m. Thursdays live on campus channel 21, CFU channel 99, Mediacom channel 18. For details and archives, visit: http://www.uni.edu/chen/PNN
All non-international, full-time UNI students are invited to participate in the survey "Orientation of U.S. American Students toward International Diversity on Campus." For more information, visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/bbs/bbs_candidate.cgi
Public announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations will be made via local radio and TV stations, and the UNI home page. For more information about weather announcements and UNI policies and procedures, see http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/410.html
UNI’s student-run literary journal, "Inner Weather," is seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and essays, as well as art that can be successfully displayed in a black-and-white, two-dimensional format. All UNI students, faculty, and staff are welcome to submit work. E-mail entries to email@example.com or drop off in Baker 117. Submission deadline is Nov. 30.
Due to the fire in Gilchrist Hall, the University Police and Parking Services have been temporarily moved to 106 Towers Center (East Towers Lounge). The hours for Parking Operations are currently 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. We will return to our normal 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. hours once we have returned to Gilchrist or the beginning of spring semester, whichever comes first. The Police Division is available 24/7. The phone numbers and campus code have remained the same. Keep in mind when visiting this office, the C Preferred parking areas are restricted to CP permit holders from 1 a.m. Monday morning to 4 p.m. on Friday.
Enjoy a variety of Tyson chicken wings at Flares starting Monday, Nov. 14. Every wing purchase enters you into a drawing for a mountain bike.
St. Stephen Student Center is having its annual Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive. Items will be collected Nov. 19 and 20 and distributed to needy families throughout the Cedar Valley Monday, Nov. 21. Sign-up sheets can be found at St. Stephen (next to University Book & Supply). For more information, contact Lindsay Sandersfeld at firstname.lastname@example.org or Joel OBrien at email@example.com
Volunteers are needed to help with crafts at Santa's workshop, an annual event at Festival of Trees. Children, ages 3 to 8, are invited to this free session of creating crafts and decorating cookies while listening to holiday stories and giving Santa their wish lists. Volunteers are needed Saturday, Nov. 19, from 8:45 a.m. to noon. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, e-mail address and phone number if interested in participating.
The Northeast Iowa Food Bank is seeking food room/salvage volunteers to flatten sacks, put meals sacks together and sort food. Hours are flexible. Groups and individuals welcome. Commitments can be one-time or long-term. E-mail email@example.com for more information.
New Dell personal computer systems pricing for departments and students, faculty and staff, are available at http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase This pricing is due to combined purchase estimates from UNI, ISU and UI. Some configured systems, which can be modified to suit your individual needs, are available along with the entire Dell line.
Simplify your baking with fresh cookie dough. Flavors in 3.5 pound tubs for $6.99 include: chocolate chip, chocolate chocolate chip, peanut butter, sugar, peanut butter chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, molasses, and spritz.
Rod Library staff will help you track down journals via live chat sessions. Hours: Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sundays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 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 via e-mail, phone or in person.
Gretta Berghammer is offering Theatre in Education (490:106: 3 hrs; prerequisite: junior standing) in the spring. This course is available to all majors and satisfies the Liberal Arts Core Capstone requirement.
This competition is intended for Iowa university and college students with an interest in starting their own business. Three seed grants in the amount of $5,000 each will be awarded to the top three business plans submitted in the state-wide competition. Plans will be judged based on a) Content of plan and b) Viability of plan. Intent to Compete and contest guidelines are available from the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center in CBB 264 or at http://www.jpec.org/newven.htm Intent to Compete is due Thursday, Dec. 1.
AIFS will offer a free round-trip airline ticket for fall 2006 programs at the University of Salamanca and the University of Granada in Spain. Applications must be postmarked by Apr. 1, 2006. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Baker Room 59 or phone 273-7078. Online information available at: http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad
Appointments available in the WRC Monday through Thursday by a licensed massage therapist during the fall semester. Pay by cash, check, U-bill or payroll deduct. The cost is $10 for 15 minutes. Gift certificates make a great holiday gift. Call 273-6119 to schedule an appointment.
If you did not receive a call about joining UNI Students Today Alumni Tomorrow, you may still join by logging on to http://www.unialum.org/stat UNI STAT members receive special discounts at more than 40 area businesses, plus gifts, invitations to special events, and entries into door prize drawings. Don't miss this opportunity to join UNI STAT.
The University of Hull’s Summer School is designed for students who want to deepen their understanding of Britain's art, literature, history and politics. Courses are offered in July and August. For more information, contact: email@example.com or visit Baker Room 59 or phone 273-7078. Online information available at: http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad
NASU will meet Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the CME, Room 109B, to begin planning for next year's Native American Heritage Month.
Open to students, faculty and staff.
Entry forms available in WRC Room 101, during the week of Nov. 14.
UNI Wellness and Recreation Services will offer two additional certification classes (Lifeguard Training and CPR for the Professional Rescuer/ AED Recert). The Lifeguard Training class will be in the WRC Lap Pool Nov. 18 through 20. The CPR for the Professional Rescuer/AED Recert class will take place from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. This class is for those who have a current CPR for the Professional Rescuer/AED certification. Stop by WRC 101 to register. Contact Chris Denison at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
On Monday, Nov.14, at 8 p.m., an opera ensemble will showcase scenes from "The Medium" and selections from Russian operatic repertoire, in the Russell Hall Auditorium. Admission is free.
Thomas Tritle will conduct a brass program Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall. Admission is free.
The UNITUBA ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in GBPAC Davis Hall.
The En Cinq Woodwind Quintet will perform Friday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Rusell Hall Auditorium. The student ensemble includes Joshua Johnson, horn; Adrian Brown, clarinet; Bartley Meinke, bassoon; Melanie Fejak, flute; and Dane Philipsen, oboe. The students are coached by Jason Weinberger.
Theatre UNI will present Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Our Town," Nov. 17 through Nov. 20 at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and free for UNI students with uCard. Tickets may be purchased at the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office, 273-6381, or online at http://www.theatreuni.com
Randy Burk and the Prisoners will perform a special Johnny Cash tribute Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m., in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.
Bring the whole family to "The Nutcracker" Friday Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m., or Saturday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Children's tickets are only a buck a kid. The ballet features the Minnesota Ballet and children of the Cedar Valley. Sartori Hospital's 17th annual Festival of Trees will transform the lobby into a holiday display that weekend.
Joni Laurence will perform Monday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.
On Monday, Nov. 21, UNI Spotlight Series presents Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band performing at 7:30 p.m. in GBPAC Great Hall. Directed by Rebecca Burkhardt and Rod Chesnutt. Admission is free for UNI students with uCard. Public $7, senior citizen $6, non-UNI student $5. For tickets, call 273-7469.
Chi is a new era in acrobatics featuring choreography and martial arts from Shanghai. Children's tickets a buck a kid. Shows are Saturday, Nov. 26, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 27, at 2 p.m., in GBPAC. Come early to start your holiday shopping in the lobby as we host local business displays starting at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday. The Curtain Talk, a pre-show discussion, begins 45 minutes prior to performances.
UNI will join universities nationwide to celebrate International Education Week, Nov. 14 through Nov. 18. This week-long celebration includes: language lessons, salsa, African and belly dance demonstrations/lessons, live music performances, Peace Corps presentation, Native American speakers and more. For more information, visit: http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad/news/IEW2005.asp
The Tau Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., will host a food/clothing drive in the Union Monday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop off non-perishable food items or clean clothing at our table in the Union. The food will go to the Northeast Iowa Foodbank and the clothing will go to Seeds of Hope. Help others in their time of need.
Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 4 to 5:30 p.m, in SEC 252, participants will experience arguing both sides of an issue and then engage in discussion with members of a panel. No preparation required. Talking points will be provided for both sides. The issue for the first session is “Should there be a draft?” Free and open to the public. RSVP to YLA@UNI.edu (type “opposing views” in subject line).
The final fall session of the "Last Lecture Series" will take place Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m., with James Robinson, Department of Philosophy and Religion, presenting "History, Religion & Humanity: A Summary of 30+ Years of Teaching," in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. The Last Lecture Series invites faculty to present a lecture on any topic as if it were their last. Free beverages and snacks provided.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn will speak Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., in Lang Hall Auditorium. A reception and book signing will follow. Cook-Lynn is one of the writers of the 20th century Native American Literary Renaissance and is the author of three novellas, short stories, and poetry. Her books include "Why I Can't Read Wallace Stegner and Other Essays: A Tribal Voice" and "The Politics of Hallowed Ground". For more information, visit: http://fp.uni.edu/cme/nov.htm
UNI professor of art and the CHFA Faculty Excellence award winner, Roy R. Behrens, will present "Teaching as a Subversive Inactivity," at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the CAC, Room 108. A reception will follow. For more information, contact Ivy Walker or Roy Behrens at email@example.com
The following films will be shown in CME Room 109:
"The Right To Be", played every half-hour from noon to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15;
"Whose Child Is This?," played every hour from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, and
"Black Indians: An American Story", played every hour from 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17. Refreshments provided. For more information on Native American Heritage Month events, visit: http://fp.uni.edu/cme/nahm_events.htm
On Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in SRL 115, Jeff Kurtz, executive director, Cedar Falls Historical Society, will present "The Cedar Falls Historical Society and the UNI Department of History: A Developing Partnership." The event is free and open to the public.
Sweat shop workers from four continents will speak on Wal-mart's labor rights policies Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m., in Sabin Hall Room 102. Hear about their battles to win basic rights such as unions and a living wage. For more information, contact Laura Greenwood at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Thursday, Nov. 17, Andrey Korolchuk will present "Contemporary Trends in Painting in St. Petersburg," at 3 p.m., in KAB, Room 111. The lecture is offered in conjunction with the mini-exhibition in the KAB lobby cases, titled "Plastic Realism." A reception will follow the lecture.
This week's movie feature is the thriller "Red Eye." Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free snacks and beverages provided.
Friday, Nov. 18, volleyball vs. Creighton in the West Gym, 7 p.m. Free "kill cards" to first 1,000 fans.
Saturday, Nov. 19, football vs. Northern Arizona in the UNI-Dome at 5:05 p.m.
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