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Monday, Feb. 20, 2006
NISG 2006 General Elections will take place Tuesday, Feb. 21, and Wednesday, Feb. 22, on MyUNIverse under the announcements. Elections will end at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22. Contact the NISG Office at 273-2650 or email@example.com with any questions.
The UNI Athletic Club has changed its name to the Panther Scholarship Club to better communicate its purpose of providing scholarship dollars to student athletes. The name change coincides with the Cedar Valley kickoff of the $1 million fund drive for the Panther Scholarship Club. More information can be found at http://www.unipanthers.com/psc or call Kelly at 3-2471.
The UNI Athletic Department is conducting a survey on the athletic interests of freshmen women. Your feedback is essential and will be used to help determine how UNI can best meet your athletic needs. If you are a freshman woman, visit MyUNIverse at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/portal/portHandler.cgi from Feb. 20 through March 3, and select the "Interest in Women's Sports at UNI" survey on your announcements section. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The "Four Hire!" program is a new annual competition designed by the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Young Professionals Connection (YPC) to retain Iowa college graduates for job opportunities in the Des Moines metro area. Eight of the 12 "Four Hire!" candidates have been selected to compete in the second "Four Hire!" challenge on Friday, Feb. 24. Two of the eight finalists are from UNI; Tarek Fahmy, business management and Lucas Casey, public administration. For more informaiton, visit http://www.fourhiredm.com
The National Survey of Student Engagement will be sent to 1,600 UNI freshmen and seniors. If you receive one, please take time to respond. UNI wants to hear how students perceive their UNI experience so we can evaluate the past and plan for the future. For more information, contact email@example.com
The 13th Annual College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Student Research Conference at UNI, will be Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Submission of poster or oral presentation deadline is April 3. Registration deadline is April 17. http://fp.uni.edu/maclink/csbs_main.htm
Would you like the opportunity to recognize student leaders, advisers and student organizations across campus? Consider nominating individuals or organizations for Student Leadership Awards. Visit http://www.uni.edu/maucker to print out the nomination forms. Nominations are due Friday, March 3, to the Student Involvement & Activities Center in Maucker Union. The awards ceremony will be held Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m. in Maucker Union. For more information, contact 3-2683.
Are you interested in event planning and making a difference on campus? If so, apply now to be a part of 2006-07 Campus Activities Board (CAB). Applications are available at the Student Involvement & Activities Center in Maucker Union or online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/cab Applications are due Friday, Feb. 24.
Wasabi at Maucker Union now features an authentic Mexican food menu designed by UNI's Roman Osuna. The entrees will be served on Mondays. The Tamale Dinner features two chicken or beef tamales, Spanish rice, beans and one chicken or beef empanada for $4.99. Dinner items also are available a la carte.
Avanti and grab-n-go at Prexy's in Maucker Union are extending service hours to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Beverages, Avanti hot specialties, chilled salads and fresh desserts will be available at this time. During the initial trial period, feedback about the service will be appreciated.
For more information about these opportunities, see http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/420.html
Students in Free Enterprise are $300 short from competing in this year’s competition. To raise funds, SIFE is sponsoring a Phone Raiser. Donate old cell phones or ink cartridges that you want re-recycled. Drop them off in the University Apartments Office at 3900 Jennings Dr., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phones will be collected until March 3. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office of Sponsored Programs announces that the second in a monthly series of Brown Bag Lunches will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, from noon to 1 p.m., in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B. The topic will be "YourEvery Research Wish Granted: Writing a Successful Proposal." RSVP to 273-3217 or to email@example.com
Attention future teachers. A "Romeo and Juliet" workshop will be offered Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at AEA 267. In this workshop, participants will learn ways to engage students with differing abilities and various learning styles in discovering the meaning in Shakespeare’s text. To register, call 273-3679 or e-mail Amy.firstname.lastname@example.org
March 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. in CBB 323. Workshop teaches how to write an effective business plan. Advance registration required. Contact email@example.com or 273-7350. More information available at http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm
Don’t miss early registration for the annual May trip from May 11-14, sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education. This year’s trip is along the Trail of Tears in Tahlaquah and Muskogee, Okla. April 15 is the early registration deadline. Student fees are $50 and staff/faculty/community fees are $100. Download registration forms at http://www.uni.edu/cme or call 273-2250. Fees include two nights lodging and coach-bus transportation.
Teacher workshop offered, "Physical Problem Solving: Math Dance" on Monday, Feb. 27, from 4:30 to 7:45 p.m. at AEA 267. Participants learn how to engage students in physical problem solving using creative movement that develops their understanding of mathematical concepts. To register, call 273-3679 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are now being accepted for student mentors for the 2006-07 academic year and are due Friday, March 24, at 5 p.m. The G.P.S. (Gaining Panther Success) Mentor Program is designed to help new minority students make a successful transition to UNI, to help reduce social and cultural isolation and to enhance academic and personal growth. Mentors are compensated at $7.50 an hour and work an average of 16 to 22 hours per month. Forms and more information can be picked up at the CME or downloaded from http://www.uni.edu/cme
Academic Advising & Career Services is looking for undergraduate students with strong interpersonal skills and concern for others for the 2006-07 PAIR staff. PAIRs are trained to provide major-exploration tips, peer advising and referrals, scheduling assistance, and academic skill-building resources through AACS and in the residence halls. Additional information and applications are available at http://www.uni.edu/acs, the office in 111G Maucker Union, through any current PAIR or email@example.com Applications are due Monday, Feb. 20.
Wednesday, March 1, on WRC south courts beginning at 7 p.m. Men's and women's singles/doubles and corec. All contestants must have a shooting partner. Registration is Monday, Feb. 20, through Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., in WRC Room 101. (Shooting slots available every 30 minutes beginning at 7 p.m. the night of the contest.)
The trip will be March 11 through 19. The cost is $300 for univerisity associates and $325 for guests. The pre-trip meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. Limited to 10 people. Step out of the classroom and into the wilderness on the historic Appalachian Trail. The AT winds more than 2,100 miles from Maine to Georgia. We will backpack for approximately 40 miles over a five-day period through the rugged Deep South, camping along the way. No experience necessary.
If you struggle with exercise adherence or are just not sure what to do, then a personal trainer is the answer. Your personal trainer will design a program with your specific goals in mind, motivate you and educate you. Contact Kristy.Leen@uni.edu or 3-7167. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/PT/index.html
Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus every day? Health Beat lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year). Sign up today. Ask a fitness supervisor at HB, or contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Singer/songwriter SONiA will perform Monday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.
UNI PRSSA, in partnership with the UNI Chapter of Habitat for Humanity and the Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity, is hosting a concert, Rock the House '06, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Lang Auditorium. The concert will feature local bands, StableDaze and Barefoot Compadres. Speakers from UNI and the Waterloo/Cedar Falls community will also be featured throughout the performances. The concert is being held to create awareness for Habitat for Humanity throughout the UNI campus. Prizes will be given. Admission is free.
The NU Music Department will present its first-ever jazz concert at the Lampost Theatre, 204 W. Seerley Blvd., on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. Both the middle and high school jazz bands will perform, conducted by J. Dusty Johnson. Admission is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, Feb. 22, GBPAC Davis Hall, 8 p.m. The ensemble is directed by Alejandro Gutiérrez.
Theatre UNI and the School of Music will present a double bill of opera comedy, "La Serva Padrona" and "Gianni Schicchi" Feb. 23, 25 and March 3, at 7:30 p.m. and March 5, at 2 p.m., at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for youth and free for UNI students. For tickets, call 3-6381. For synopses of the shows, cast list and samples of the music, visit http://www.theatreuni.com
Galway will perform Friday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Sir James Galway is regarded as both a supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire and a consummate entertainer whose appeal crosses all musical boundaries. Join us before the show for The Marshalltown Men’s Chorus performing a variety of music selections. The Curtain Talk begins at 6:45 p.m. with Amy Hunzelman.
Theatre UNI will present an Off-Hudson Play Reading of "The Exonerated," the story of six wrongfully convicted survivors of death row in their own words, Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m., in CAC Room 108. Directed by Jay Edelnant. Admission is free. http://www.theatreuni.com
Directed by Karen Mitchell. Written by Tim Robbins. March 1-4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang 40. Admission is $3 for UNI students and $6 for the general public. Tickets available at http://www.ticketreturn.com or 273-6391. Discussion with NY artist and activist Michael Keck follows the March 3 performance. Contains material not suitable for all audiences. Event is part of the Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project.
See Ben Folds live in concert in UNI's West Gym Wednesday, March 8, at 8 p.m. Admission is $16.50 for UNI students and $22.50 for the general public. Purchase tickets at the UNI-Dome ticket office, online at http://tickets.uni.edu, or by calling 273-DOME. Tickets also will be on sale in Maucker Union through Wednesday, Feb. 15, beginning at 10 a.m. each day.
Brad Paisley, Sara Evans and special guest Billy Currington will perform at the UNI-Dome, Saturday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $37.50 and will be available online at http://www.ticketmaster.com Charge by phone at (319) 363-1888 or UNI-DOME Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations. All tickets subject to convienence and/or handling fee. Date(s)/act(s) subject to change.
Come and meet other French-speaking students, practice your French, and participate in various French activities with the UNI French Club. All levels of speaking are welcome. The next meeting is Monday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m. in the Maucker Union Purple Pen Room. For more information, e-mail email@example.com
"Be Comfortable in Your Genes" clothing drive will run Monday, Feb. 27 through Friday, March 3, in WRC 104. Donate your clothes that are too big or too small to those in need. For more information, call Joan Thompson at 273-2198.
UNI Museums and Project InSight Partners present "Local Resources and Support Groups" at the Waterloo Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20. A select panel will discuss emotional issues related to vision loss and provide information about resources and opportunities available to the visually impaired.
The next meeting for PRSSA, Public Relations Student Society of America, is Monday, Feb. 20, at 4:15 p.m. in Lang Auditorium. New members are always welcome, so come see what PRSSA has to offer.
"How Nanomaterials Will Speed Up Computers, Strengthen Bridges, Cure Cancer and Reduce the Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles," will be presented by Diandra L. Leslie-Pelecky, of the Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Monday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m., SRL 115. Free and open to the public.
Join speakers for a panel discussion on "The State of Black America" in the Lang Hall Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20. Invited guests include UNI faculty members Calvin Phillips, Scharron Clayton, John Baskerville; Elwood Thompson, Iowa State Education Association; and Telisa Burt, Jesse Cosby Neighborhood Center.
Join Russian classes in viewing "The Return," Tuesday, Feb. 21, in SRL 115, at 8 p.m. The film is in Russian with English subtitles. Directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev. "The Return" is a drama, a mystery, a thriller, a psychological portrait and a beautifully filmed ode to life.
Have lunch at Wasabi from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, and enjoy the authentic Mexican creations of chef Jesus Bojorquez from the Azteca Milling Company. Azteca is one of the world's largest producers of masa corn flour, used to make tamales and corn tortillas.
A panel will discuss the current state of Hip Hop Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom C. Panelists will look at music, art, clothing and media influences and what the future holds for this genre. Panel members include Pierre Mvuyekure, associate professor of English; Cherie "Chillin'" Nelson, local poet and spoken-word artist; Tavis Goodson, radio personality on KBOL; and Cassandra Hart, Waterloo Schools teacher.
Come to Cold Stone Creamery on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 7 to 10 p.m. Cold Stone Creamery will donate a portion of the proceeds to UNI Relay for Life. There will be face painting and live entertainment while you wait.
The UNI men's basketball team will face Bradley in the UNI-Dome, Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7:35 p.m.
The UNI women's tennis team will face Chicago State at the Black Hawk Tennis Club, in Waterloo, Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m.
The UNI women's tennis team will take on Eastern Illinois at the Black Hawk Tennis Club, in Waterloo, Saturday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m.
The UNI women's tennis team will play Northern Illinois at the Black Hawk Tennis Club in Waterloo Sunday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m.
The UNI women's tennis team will also challenge the South Dakota State Jackrabbits at the Black Hawk Tennis Club in Waterloo Sunday, Feb. 26 at 1 p.m.
The UNI women's basketball team will battle Missouri State in the West Gym, Friday, Feb. 24, at 7:05 p.m.
The UNI women's basketball team will play its final game in the West Gym Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2:05 p.m. against Wichita State.
This week's Thursdaze events include: mechanical bulls, 8 p.m. to midnight; Country dance lessons at 9 p.m.; and bandana making at 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, Maucker Union.
Do you have questions or concerns? The Northern Iowa Student Government will host an open forum Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 1 to 2 p.m., in the Maucker Union University Room North. Contact the NISG Office at 273-2650 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
"Beyond 'But We Were Both Drinking!': The Ethics of Sexual Consent," will be presented by Harry Brod, UNI professor of philosophy and humanities, Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B. Sponsored by White Ribbon Campaign of men against violence against women, Phoenix Center, Philosophy and Religion Department Forum, Department of Political Science.
Celebrate the Center for Multicultural Education’s 35th anniversary at the CME (109 MAU) on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 2 to 5 p.m. Dip into finger foods while watching "The CME: 35 Years" slideshow, browsing through decades of scrapbooks and listening to an historical presentation and slideshow by author Hal S. Chase.
Award-winning journalist, George E. Curry, will speak in the Great Hall of the GBPAC on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. Curry, who will speak about "Creating Black History for Tomorrow," is editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service and BlackPressUSA.com. Visit http://www.georgecurry.com for more details about Curry.
Looking to get out of town? Sign up for the Mall of America bus trip Saturday, Feb. 25. Cost is $5 for UNI students and $10 for non-students. Bus leaves at 7 a.m. from in front of UBS and will return at approximately 9 p.m. Sign up at the Student Involvement & Activities Center in Maucker Union. For more information, call 273-2683.
A panel will discuss the disproportionate number of minorityies incarcerated in Iowa at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 in Commons Ballroom. Panel members include R. Allen Hays, Christopher W. Mullins, Robert Smith and the Rev. Belinda Creighton-Smith. Free event.
There will be a program Monday, Feb. 27, from 3 to 4 p.m., in SEC 247, concerning how eating disorders can become life consuming if left untreated. A student will share her experience with an eating disorder and recovery. Referral resources and educational information will be available. For more information, call Joan Thompson at 273-2198.
A program on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 3 to 6 p.m, in WRC 104, offers education and screening to help students identify and stop unhealthy eating patterns before they evolve into an eating disorder. This will be done on a drop-in basis. For more information, call Joan Thompson at 273-2198.
The next lecture is by Kamyar Enshayan who will present, "Becoming Native to Iowa," Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B. The Last Lecture Series features faculty presenting a lecture as it were their last. Beverages and snacks provided.
The film series opens with "Abouna," a film from Chad about an errant father who abandons his wife and sons, Tuesday, Feb. 28, SRL Room 115, at 7 p.m. Films are in French with English subtitles. Free and open to the public. More information is available at http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/2006_Tournee_Films_UNI.htm
Wednesday, March 1, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m., Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Eighty employers will visit with UNI students/alumni about internships and full-time jobs. Some will schedule for the Interview Day on Thursday, March 2. For fair information, employers and majors they're seeking, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/events/jobinternship/fair2006.htm
Wednesday, March 1, at noon in Baker 161, Harry Brod, Annette Lynch and Deirdre Heistad will present "How We Live Feminism: Taking Women's and Gender Studies Outside the Classroom."
New York artist and activist Michael Keck will speak with faculty and students about his work with prison inmates and their families. Free event. March 1, at 3:30 p.m. in SAB 102.
"Leaders on Leadership" speakers give personal perspectives from their involvement in a variety of leadership roles on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in SEC Room 247. President Koob will present his reflections on March 2. Check out the full list of speakers and topics at http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers-2006.pdf
Brian Roberts, associate professor of history, will present "Jim Crow's Genuine Audience: Blackface Minstrelsy and the Gendering of Working-class Authenticity," Monday, March 6, at noon in Maucker Union, Old Gold Room.
"Sexuality and Social Justice" will be shown Wednesday, March 22, followed by "Image and Popular Culture" on Tuesday, March 28, and "Work and Family" on Thursday, March 30. All films will show from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in CME Room 109 in Maucker Union on their respective days. http://www.uni.edu/cme
Evelyn Hu-DeHart will speak at the CME 109 in Maucker Union, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23. Hu-DeHart, a Brown University professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, will speak on "Women and Leadership: A View from Asia, Latin America and Africa." For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme
The UNI Earth Day Celebration will be Tuesday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Maucker Union. Any campus individuals or organizations that would like to participate by providing a tabletop display, activity or other educational materials, contact Michaela Rich, RRTTC, at 273-3689 or email@example.com
Beginning in March, the UNI Chapter of Habitat for Humanity will commence construction on a new home to be located in the College Hill neighborhood. A groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2423 Walnut St., in Cedar Falls. If you or any organization you are involved with would like to participate, contact Steve Moon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-6813 or visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/habitat/
Ten volunteers are needed for preparing materials that will be distributed during the Go Red For Women Lunch. Nearly 600 participants will attend the GRFW luncheon, featuring guest speaker Sharonne Hayes of the Mayo Clinic. Volunteering with take place Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Allen Hospital, meeting room #1. Visit Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs for more information.
Waterloo Center for the Arts is seeking volunteer assistant art instructors, gift-store attendants and special-events assistants. Days and times will vary according to availability. If you are interested in the arts and are willing to assist, visit VolunteerUNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs for more information.
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