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Monday, August 21, 2006

NEWS

STUDENT SERVICES MOVE TO THE UNION:

Student Services move to Maucker Union August 17-21: Check the complete schedule for hours and locations of student services, including Public Safety (Parking Permits), Business Operations (Cashier), and ITS-Consulting Center (Computer Password resets). Click here for more information: http://www.uni.edu/maucker/weekendservices.shtml

 

GILCHRIST HALL UPDATE:

Some Gilchrist offices moved during the summer. See the updated list of temporary Gilchrist office locations at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/giloffice.shtml

 

PARKING LOT TO CLOSE:

Construction of the Human Performance Complex will begin the week of Aug. 21. This will reduce the size of the parking lot adjacent to the WRC/PEC. There will be no access to the UNI-Dome from the parking lot.

 
UNI LAUNCHES E-NEWSLETTER FOR PARENTS:

The first edition of the Panther Parent, UNI's new e-newsletter for parents and guardians, was launched last week. It will be distributed three times per semester. Content is very brief and focused on relevant key dates and time-sensitive issues. If you have items for consideration, please send them to liz.conklin@uni.edu. Submission
does not imply automatic inclusion. http://www.uni.edu/resources/parents/archive/aug06.shtml

 
FEDERAL DISCLOSURE INFORMATION:

Links to federal disclosure information, as well as institutional and financial assistance information, are available to all prospective and currently enrolled students as required by the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, Public Law 105-244 and in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act at http://www.uni.edu/regist/schedule_fall2006/misc_info.shtml#10. Students have a right to inspect and have copies of any and/or all of the information.

 

DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS:

In compliance with the Drug Free Schools Act, the following Web site provides links to university standards of conduct concerning Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) use and related disciplinary sanctions; local, state, and federal laws and sanctions concerning AOD use; health risks of AOD use and abuse; and programs that provide assistance for alcohol and/or other drug concerns: http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/subabuse/subabuse.html

 

CONVERSATION PARTNERS NEEDED:

Meet the world at your doorstep by becoming a conversation partner with an international student. The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) is seeking volunteers to spend an hour weekly with a student to practice English. To learn more or apply, visit: http://fp.uni.edu/ciep/conversation_partners.htm or visit the CIEP office at Baker 72.

 

WiFI IN THE LIBRARY:

WiFi and hardwired-network connections have been expanded in the Rod Library. Details are at: http://www.library.uni.edu/services/wireless.shtml

 

 

DEPT. OF ACADEMIC SERVICES HAS MOVED:

The Department of Academic Services has moved to 007 ITTC (formerly the East Gym). Services include examination services, computer-based testing, reading and learning strategies and athletic academic advising. The telephone number and UNI mail code remain the same.

 

DIVERSITY WEEK DEADLINE FOR STUDENT GROUPS:

Led by the Center for Multicultural Education, UNI's Annual Diversity Week will be Sept. 11-15 this year. If your student group would like to have an event added to the Diversity Week calendar and posters, submit location, date, time and a short description of the event to Lydia.Roberts@uni.edu by Wednesday, Aug. 23.

 

 

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS DURING LABOR DAY WEEKEND:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#labor

 
MAUCKER UNION HOURS:
http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/

 

WRC HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/fall2006.html

STUDENT RESOURCES

NEW WebCT WORKSHOPS:

WebCT has changed. If you are taking a class using WebCT you should attend one of the FREE workshops offered Aug. 23, 24, 28 and 29. They're only 45 minutes long and are offered every hour on the hour. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.html for the schedule and location.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP:

This course is designed to teach the basics of starting a small business and is offered from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 29, in CBB 3. Information packed. Free. Advance registration is required since space is limited. Contact: Katherine Cota-Uyar; katherine.cota@uni.edu; or 273-7350.

 

WRITING CENTER HAS MOVED:

The Writing Center is now located in the Innovative Teaching and Technology Center (ITTC) Room 008. Free writing assistance is available to students, faculty and staff. Call 273-2361 to schedule an appointment.

 

OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT RENTAL:

Located in the Wellness Recreation Center (WRC) Room 174, UNI Outdoors rents outdoor recreation equipment to meet all outdoor needs. Canoes, tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, etc. are just a few of the items available to the students, faculty, staff and the community. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: 273-7163.

 

YOUNG PEOPLE'S DANCE THEATRE:

Young Peoples Dance Theatre (YPDT) is seeking students to offer dance to boys and girls in local elementary schools. Academic credit available: 420:059 11 Dance Experiences for Children. Meets Fridays, noon-12:50 p.m. plus arranged weekly dance session before- or after-school. Dance and/or teaching experience helpful but not required. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/dance or contact Cindy Herndon, 273-6866.

 

 

EVENTS

PRINT EXHIBIT SET TO OPEN AT ART GALLERY:

The print exhibition, "Quiet Village: Recent Works by Michael Krueger and Jenny Schmid," opens Monday, Aug. 21, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 17. The artists will give a lecture titled "Welcome to the Quiet Village" at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 28, in KAB, Room 111. A reception will follow. To complement the Gallery exhibition, recent prints by printmaker Mark Hosford will be in the KAB Lobby showcases. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Iowa City-based singer/songwriter Nic Arp will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, in KUNI's third-floor studios. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 
FREE BBQ AT THE CME:

Your first day of class deserves a bash. Bring a friend and join us for a free barbecue dinner, sno cones, volleyball and music by DJ Mixxfactor, Monday, Aug. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Memorial Garden outside of Maucker Union. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education.

 

POSTER SALES:

Need some new art for your walls? Come check out the huge selection of posters for sale Aug. 21-25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the Maucker Union Plaza. Rain site is inside Maucker Union.

 

KUNI HOSTS FREE CONCERT:

As part of UNI's Welcome Week, KUNI presents a free outdoor concert for students and live-music fans Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. Adam Bolts of Cedar Falls' own The Beat Strings, Iowa City's Death Ships and Marion's The Wheelers are featured. The party will take place at the Mosaic Band Shell located on the south side of Russell Hall, near the corner of West 27th and Minnesota Streets, across from Hagemann and Rider Halls. This special event is made possible by the Friends of KUNI and Mohair Pear (on the hill in Cedar Falls). Rain date is Thursday, Aug. 24, from 5 to 8 p.m.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The UNI women's soccer team will begin its home season with an exhibition match against Wartburg on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Cedar Valley Youth Soccer Complex.
The UNI women's soccer team will play its regular season opener against South Dakota State on Friday, Aug. 25, at 6 p.m. at the Cedar Valley Youth Soccer Complex.

 

GRADUATE-STUDENT ORIENTATION:

The Graduate College invites all graduate students to attend graduate student orientation on Thursday, Aug. 24, at 3 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom C. There will be a gift for the first 100 graduate students, a student panel and student service information tables. A reception will follow with refreshments and entertainment provided by a UNI Jazz Combo.

 

DRIVE-IN MOVIE FEATURING MISSION IMPOSSIBLE III:

Thursday, Aug. 24, Quads Courtyard at 9 p.m. Bring a blanket and some friends to enjoy this summer blockbuster under the stars. Free snacks and refreshments provided. In case of rain the event will be shown in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Sponsored by Campus Activities Board.

 

THEATRE AUDITIONS:

Auditions for "Nickel and Dimed," written by Joan Holden (adapted from Barbara Ehrenreich's book) and directed by Karen Mitchell, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 29 and 30 in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang 040. There are roles for five men and eight women. No prior experience needed. No preparation required. Performance dates are Oct. 18 - 21. For further information, e-mail Karen.Mitchell@uni.edu.

 
THURSDAZE MOVIE: 'THE BREAK-UP':

Come see the summer blockbuster move, "The Break-Up," starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn Thursday, Aug. 31 in the Maucker Union Ballroom, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

UNI FOOTBALL AT DRAKE:

Join UNI Panther fans in Des Moinnes, Thursday, Aug. 31, for a 5 p.m. tailgate party at the Drake Stadium. The Panthers will take on the Drake Bulldogs at 7:05 p.m. Fees are $23 per adult, $5 per child (12 years and younger) which includes tailgate and game ticket. To register visit http://www.unialum.org/events.shtml.

 

WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY STARGAZERS PROMOTION:

Impress your date! Just $20 a ticket will get you into the first five rows of the Gallagher-Bluedorn's second balcony for the symphony's Oct. 7 concert with world-famous violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and free valet parking. Call 3-SHOW and mention "Stargazers".


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