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Monday, November 28, 2005

 

NEWS

 

ATTENTION STUDENTS WITH REGISTRATION HOLDS:

Your hold will be released upon payment of your e-bill at the Cashier's Office (temporarily located on the second level of Maucker Union). To assist students with questions, the Student Accounts Office will have a staff person available just outside the temporary Cashier location from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. work days through Friday, Dec. 2. You may also call the Student Accounts Office at 273-2164 or visit during regular work hours in our temporary location in Club 91 (lower level Maucker below Chat's).

 

SURPLUS STORE TO OPEN:

The UNI Surplus Store will be open Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting Dec.1. The store will sell surplus UNI computers and furniture to the general public. All items will be priced as marked. The location is at 2412 W. 27th Street on the building's west side.

 

APARTMENTS AVAILABLE:

Apartment units with one and two bedrooms are available on campus for spring occupancy. They include appliances, local phone, basic cable and high speed internet. The rates are reasonable, they are located on bus routes and are within walking distance to central campus. Contact Lynn Perigo, DOR, at 273-6232 for details or visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/housing/uapts/index.shtml

 
ONLINE SURVEY FOR NON-INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

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

 

UNI PHONE DIRECTORIES AVAILABLE:

Students living off-campus can pick up a directory in Maucker Union's Union Station or in the Rod Library lobby.

 

PREXY'S WING-STRAVAGANZA:

At Prexy's through Dec. 12, enjoy a variety of Tyson chicken wings featured for lunch at Flares. Also enter the drawing for a Trek mountain bike, no purchase necessary.

 

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

CANNED FOOD DRIVE:

Support the Northeast Iowa Food Bank by bringing canned goods or monetary donations to Essentials in Maucker Union before Friday, Dec. 9. Last year, UNI faculty and staff donated over 1,747 pounds of food and collected $453 to help our local community.

 

HOLIDAY BLOOD DRIVE:

The Tau Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Chi Eta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. will hold a Holiday Blood Drive in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME) on Tuesday Dec. 6, from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. To donate blood, sign up online at www.givelife.org (enter 50613 and find our blood drive) or contact Angel at 222-0164.

 
AEOP ADOPT-A-FAMILY:

UNI’s Association of Educational Office Professionals (UNI-AEOP) is participating in the Adopt-A-Family program this holiday season. Participation is open to the entire university community. We have adopted several UNI families (one member of each family is a UNI student) and one UNI student. Visit http://www.uni.edu/aeop/adoptafamily.html for specific information and a list of the families and the student and their wish lists. Deadline for donations is Wednesday, Dec. 7.

 

ADOPT-A FAMILY:

UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society is sponsoring a family through the Adopt-a-Family program. The university community is invited to pitch in. A tree with names of specific needed items is in the Schindler Lobby. Take an ornament containing a gift name and deliver your present to the IRTS Lab by Friday, Dec. 2.

 

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

INTRAMURAL 5-ON-5 INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

Open to students, faculty and staff. Entry fee is $20 with a two-game guarantee. Registration will be Monday, Nov. 28, through Wednesday, Nov. 30, in WRC Room 101. Tournament play is limited to the first eight teams to register. Games will be played at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, WRC south courts.

 

MANAGING MONEY CLASSES:

UNI's Opportunity Works, in conjunction with the Waterloo YWCA, is offering C.A.S.H. courses that teach how to manage money, build assets and avoid debt. Classes are free at the YWCA every Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the following order: Money Management, Credit Issues, ID Theft and Housing Issues. Register through the YWCA at 234-7589 or online at http://www.opportunityworksiowa.org

 
RELIGION AND EDUCATION JOURNAL:

The fall 2005 issue of "Religion and Education" focuses on conservative Christianity in K-12 and higher education. Excerpts are available at http://www.uni.edu/jrae The journal is available at Rod Library. "Religion and Education" is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal of analysis and comments on issues at the intersection of religion and education.

 

WRS CERTIFICATION CLASSES:

UNI Wellness and Recreation Services will present the second of two certification classes (Lifeguard Training and CPR for the Professional Rescuer/ AED Recert). The CPR for the Professional Rescuer/AED Recert class will be from 3 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4. This class is offered to those who have a current CPR for the Professional Rescuer/AED certification. Stop by WRC 101 to register. Contact Chris Denison at denison@uni.edu with questions.

 

PANTHER NEWS NETWORK:

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

 

CLUBS/MEETINGS:

PRE-MED CLUB:

Dr. Matthew Glascock (M.D.) will speak on laparoscopic surgeries like gastric by-pass at our last meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 6.30 p.m., in MSH 103.

 
NSE MEETING:

Learn how you can attend another college or university within the United States or Canada and pay UNI tuition. Come to a National Student Exchange informational meeting on Monday, Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. in Maucker Union, State College Room. To participate, students must have a 2.75 UNI and cumulative GPA and between 30 and 85 credit hours.

PERFORMING ARTS

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Janelle Lauer will perform Monday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free. Lauer is a regular performer with Liars Holographic Radio Theatre.

 

STUDENT ENSEMBLE CONCERT:

A trombone choir directed by Darin Achilles, will perform Monday, Nov. 28, at 8 p.m., in GBPAC Davis Hall. Admission free.

 

VIOLIN RECITAL:

Benjamin Frambach, from the studio of Frederick Halgedahl, will perform Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m., in GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

GRADUATE RECITAL:

On Wednesday, Nov. 30, David Oline, saxophone, will perform at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall. From the studio of Thomas Barry.

 

SENIOR RECITAL:

Jessica Anderson, piano, and Jacquelyn Zwiefel, vocal, will perform Friday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall. From the studio of Genadi Zagor and Leslie Morgan.

 

CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOW SOLD OUT:

The UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club "Christmas Variety Show," happening Dec. 2 and 3, has been sold out.

 

CHIMES OF CHRISTMAS:

UNI School of Music Spotlight Series presents "Chimes of Christmas," a festive holiday music celebration, Monday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m., in GBPAC Davis Hall. For tickets, call 273-7469. Students free with uCard.

 

DIANNE REEVES HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE:

Dianne Reeves, who currently stars and performs in "Good Night, And Good Luck", directed by George Clooney, will give a special holiday performance on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. Curtain Talk, a pre-show discussion, will begin at 6:45 p.m.

 

 

EVENTS

LEGISLATIVE FORUM ON CAMPUS:

Northern Iowa Student Government will host a legislative forum Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 5:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Take this opportunity to speak with your state legislators and have your voice heard. For more information, contact NISG via e-mail nisg@uni.edu or 273-3394.

 

POLITICAL CAMPAIGN LECTURE:

Scott Peters, political science, will present "Campaign Financing and State Supreme Court Elections," Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 3 p.m., in Sabin Room 201. He will discuss the results of his research on how campaign financing has affected state supreme court elections throughout the United States. All are welcome.

 

A 1920s COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS:

Help us prepare for Christmas the old-fashioned way, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Marshall Center School. There will be a special program at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 273-2188 or visit: http://www.uni.edu/museum Admission is free.

 

CULTURAL HOLIDAYS CELEBRATION:

Join us for a celebration of cultural holidays throughout the world, from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1, in Maucker Union. Indulge in activities and food that respresent many of the seasonal holidays throughout the world. Free sleigh rides around campus plus a visit from Santa.

 

CHRISTMAS BALL BENEFIT:

The Tau Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host a Christmas Ball on Friday Dec. 2, from 8 p.m. to midnight in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Formal or After 5 attire is required. Admission is $7 in advance and $10 at the door. All proceeds will go to the Delta Research and Educational Foundation for the recovery of Dillard and Xavier Universities. For more information, contact Angel at 222-0164.

 

POTTERY SALE:

The Annual UNI Student Holiday Pottery Sale will take place Friday, Dec. 2, from 3 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 3, from noon until 3 p.m., in 126 Kamerick Art Building (Ceramics Lab), corner of Hudson Road and 23rd Street. Great gifts for everyone in the family of one-of-a-kind handmade pottery.

 

TRAVELING AS AN ECO-TOURIST:

Do you dream of traveling to interesting, yet slightly uncommon destinations? This panel will discuss how to travel while minimizing the impact you have on the local environment, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, University Museum.

 

HOLIDAY LUNCHEON AND GIFT SHOP SALE:

On Thursday, Dec. 8, the University Museum will host a salad luncheon sponsored by the Friends of the UNI Museums. Seatings at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. The museum store also will be open for early holiday shopping. $10/person. RSVP and payment due by Tuesday, Dec. 6. Call 273-2188 for more information.

 


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