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Monday, Sept. 4, 2006
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In 2005-06 more than 1,500 UNI students were part of the Panther Posse. Join this year as we get ready for another great football season and the opening of the McLeod Center this November. The $15 membership includes two T-Shirts, special seating at athletic events, invitations to pre-game events, meet the teams and coaches and Panther sports updates via e-mail. Register online at http://unipanthers.cstv.com/sponsorship/posse-regist.html
Following input from campus and the multimodal-project task force, the Cabinet has concluded that the multimodal project presented to campus last spring will not move forward. http://www.uni.edu/infosys/multimodal/index.shtml The task force, that was expanded last spring, met through June and worked on 1) reviewing campus parking and transit concerns; and 2) evaluating the feasibility of a parking facility that would meet our parking needs, fit within the campus master plan and be financially sound. The task force is continuing its work and will provide additional updates and opportunities for feedback as more information is available.
NISG is currently looking for potential candidates for the special election to be held in October. Election packets may be picked up in the NISG Office located in the top level of the Maucker Union in the Student Involvement and Activities Center. Election packets are due Tuesday, Sept. 19, by noon. UNI students of any classification may run for a senate seat. Students not interested in running for a seat on the senate, can get involved in a University committee. Applications for University committees are available online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg.
UNI e-mail accounts for students not registered for the fall semester are disabled, archived to tape, and removed from the server after the end of the third week of classes. This year, that process will begin on Monday, Sept. 11.
Visitors to Cedar Falls will now know, without a doubt, they are entering Panther territory. UNI partnered with Cedar Falls Utilities to have the Panther athletics logo and the UNI nameplate printed on the 125-foot water tower on Lloyd Lane near the intersection of Greenhill and Hudson roads. The Lloyd Lane tower was scheduled for repainting this year as a part of regular maintenance. The new paint being applied -- including the new shade named UNI Purple -- has a 30-year life expectancy. The entire project should be complete by the end of September.
From Friday, Sept. 1 to Friday, Sept. 29, all 8 1/2 x 11 COLOR copies are 50 cents per side, and 11 x 17 copies are 75 cents per side. If you have a large copy job, we can reduce the price even more! We're located in the Physical Plant building and we look forward to meeting your printing and copying needs. Call us at 3-2448. http://www.printservices.uni.edu
The Panther Shuttle has added a new route labeled Route 9 on the new maps provided by MET Transit. The bus stops at Wal-Mart, Blain's Farm and Fleet, Hamilton College, near the UNI campus, and at Thunder Ridge Shopping Center. Visit the Northern Iowa Student Government office for an updated map of the bus routes. Faculty and staff may ride the new Panther Shuttle route at no cost. A map of the Panther Shuttle route, including the newly added Route 9, is available online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg.
GeoTREE (GeoInformatics Training, Research, Education and Extension) Center funded by NASA was established in the Department of Geography. The center transfers NASA-related geospatial technologies such as satellite remote sensing, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to federal, state, local and tribal government agencies. For more information, contact: Ramanathan Sugumaran ''Sugu'', GeoTREE director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-3713 or 273-3816.
Volunteers are needed to help set up and work at the International Opportunities Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Learn about international opportunities available to UNI students and network with outside organizations that deal with travel, work and study abroad. If you can volunteer for ANY amount of time, contact the Study Abroad Center at: email@example.com or 273-7078.
Beginning this semester, it is now possible to search up to 10 databases at once. Try the new Panther Prowler search engine – http://metalib2.exlibrisgroup.com:8334/V/ or http://www.library.uni.edu/ - for more thorough and exhaustive searching in over 40 different fields of study.
On Tuesday, Sept. 12 learn the basics of bookkeeping and accounting for your small business. Information packed. Free. Advanced registration is required as space is limited. Contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at firstname.lastname@example.org; or 3-7350.
UNI Campus Map is an interactive online map that allows you to scroll to various areas of the campus, zoom in and out, and get detailed information on residential buildings, educational buildings and parking lots. The new map also allows users to search for locations by building name and parking lots. It also has routing applications. To find out more, visit http://itt240-02.geog.uni.edu/CampusMap/Default.aspx. This Web site is created and maintained by the GeoTREE Center. For any questions, contact Ramanathan Sugumaran, email@example.com or call 273-3816.
Future classroom teachers: participate in "Building Character Through Found Objects" Friday, Sept. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m., in SEC 303. Learn how to create an art assemblage using old junk and discover how the process can be used to help build students' self awareness, improve their learning performance and build self worth. To register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Attend the UNI Volunteer Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maucker Union. More than 50 nonprofits will share volunteer opportunities of all types. Open to all majors and interests. Win free tickets to see Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the GBPAC by attending. For more information, contact the American Humanics Student Association at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNI Amnesty International will meet in Sabin 13 on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 8 p.m. Amnesty International is an organization that promotes human rights. This semester the club will emphasize stopping torture and closing the Guantanamo Bay camp in Cuba. Amnesty works closely with the political advocacy group, UNI Students for Social Justice, which will discuss organizing for the November elections. Free homemade brownies for all who attend. For more information contact Shane Callahan at email@example.com.
Registration: Sign up for tee times (noon until 2:30 p.m.) and pay greens fees, Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 11-13, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., WRC office, room 101. Greens fees are $13 (cash, check, or u-bill). Limited to 80 entries. Tournament play is at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course, 3205 West 12th St., Cedar Falls, Sunday, Sept. 17. Eighteen hole stroke-play with longest drive and closest to pin contests.
The intramural 100/200 mile Run/Walk Fitness Club is open to students, faculty, staff, spouses and retirees.
The UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club is UNI's longest, active-sport club, and the oldest collegiate Tae Kwon-Do program in America. Students of any skill level, age, gender, or physical conditioning can learn the Korean Art. New students may join anytime during the year and practice up to five times per week, Mondays through Thursdays, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and Fridays, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All practices are held in WRC 176.
For more information visit http://www.UNITKD.com
Register now for fall fitness and leisure classes. Check out the Panther Pump, Pilates, Hip Hop, and Get Fit on Route 66. Register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec Classes began Monday, Aug. 28.
Current UNI student? Outgoing, fun, physically fit? Do you enjoy helping others? If this describes you, enroll in land-aerobics instructor training. Students must commit to teaching at least three semesters. Class begins Friday, Sept. 8. Course fee is $95. Apply at WRC 101. For more information, contact Dana Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration: WRC 101, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 5-6. Play begins Sunday, Sept. 17 (NOTICE: Date change) Entry fee is $5 (open to students, faculty, staff, spouses, and retirees). Intramural T-shirts will be awarded to winner(s). Tournament format: Contact will be made via e-mail by 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, regarding league name and password (NOTICE: since the season starts on Thursday, Sept. 7, we will not start the scoring until week two.)
Registration: Friday, Sept. 8, WRC 101, 3 to 3:45 p.m., The run begins at 4 p.m. that day (Sept. 8). Contestants should report to the starting area by 3:55 p.m. The course is 1.5 miles around the Intramural Fields west of UNI-Dome.
Now through Sept. 29, new or lightly used children's or young adult books can be dropped off in the collection boxes located in Rod Library Children's section, Baker Hall 110, CME, IRTS lab, SEC 113 & 116. For more information, contact Mariel at email@example.com.
The Russian Club will show"Night Watch" at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5, in SRL 115. The film is in Russian with English subtitles. The film is based on the first book of a trilogy by the best-selling Russian sci-fi author Sergei Lukyanenko. It was an instant smash hit in its native Russia when it was released in July 2004.
Rich Christensen, creator and host of the Speed Channel's "Pinks®", will speak Sept. 6, at 3 p.m., in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Christensen's show is rated no. 1 on the channel with more than 1 million viewers weekly. The show pits two contestants in a drag-racing format for a best three-out-of-five race with the winner getting the pink slip for the other vehicle. Christensen is a 1986 graduate of UNI. For more information, contact the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at 273-7350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theatre UNI will host a Director/Designers Presentation for the upcoming production of "Antigone" by Jean Anouilh at 6:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 6, in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Director Richard Glockner and the scenic, lighting, costumes and makeup designers will share their vision for producing this contemporary adaptation of Sophocles' classic tragedy that pits personal morality against political manipulation. Admission is free.
The 33rd annual Carl Becker Memorial Lecture will be presented by Mary Elizabeth Berry on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. in Seerley 115. Berry is the Dean's Professor of East Asian History at the University of California, Berkeley. She will speak on "Samurai Trouble: Is Loyalty a Virtue?" The lecture is free and open to the public. For further information, contact email@example.com.
The UNI football team will play in its first home game of the year, hosting North Dakota at 4:05 p.m., Sept. 9, in the UNI-Dome. The Panther volleyball team hosts the UNI Invitational Sept. 8-9. The Panthers will play Kansas State at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, then face Alabama at 12:30 p.m. and Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the West Gym. Softball will play two fall games on Sunday, Sept. 10, hosting Iowa Central at 1 p.m. and Kirkwood at 3 p.m.
Try your luck at slots, black jack, roulette, poker and more from 8 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, in Maucker Union. Play for a chance to win more than $750 in prizes. Free refreshments. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
Jim Hightower is a former Texas State Secretary of Agriculture and a leading voice for a sensible national budget that reduces military spending. He will speak at noon, Friday, Sept. 8, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Sponsored by UNI Students for Social Justice. For more information contact Shane Callahan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a road trip to Six Flags Great America in Chicago on Saturday, Sept. 9. Tickets are just $25 for UNI students and $30 for guests. Price includes transportation to and from Chicago and park entrance. Bus leaves from in front of University Book and Supply at 6:30 a.m. Sign up at the Student Involvement and Activities Center in the upper level of Maucker Union.
In honor and memory of the victims, heroes and survivors of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Northern Iowa Student Government invites students, faculty and staff to gather around the base of the Campanile at 8:55 a.m., Monday, Sept. 11, Patriot Day, to observe a minute of silence.
Human Race Machine: There's No Gene For Race. Morphing technology allows you to see yourself as a different race. Sponsored by the CAB. Available Diversity week, Monday, Sept. 11 through Friday, Sept. 16, in the Maucker Union Lobby. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.
The Wilson Series in Business Ethics will host two showings of "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room." The film will be shown from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 11, and from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12, in Curris 109. Free and open to all. For more information, contact email@example.com
On Monday, Sept. 11, the UNI Museum will feature nature's containers and how they were adapted for our own uses, how we mimicked nature's forms in clay and fiber, and how we use synthetic materials to hold what we deem dear or necessary. Opening reception is Thursday, Sept. 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Auditions for Half-Masted, the UNI improv troupe, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 11 and 12, in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang 040. Sign up at the theater before Friday, Sept. 8. No prior experience needed. Rehearsals are Tuesday and Friday evenings. Performance dates are Nov. 16 through 18. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moving with the Rhythm of Life will perform on Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballroom. This internationally acclaimed choral and percussion performance is sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.
Theatre UNI presents this "multicharacter theatrical exploration of issues of health and illness, both in the individual and in a community" by Lisa Kron at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12 in the CAC, Room 108. Admission is free. http://www.uni.edu/theatre
Read along, listen, or take part in the discussion on "White Privilage: Personal Challenges and Social Change." These essays by Diversity Keynote Speaker Tim Wise will be read on Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the CME (MAU 109), as part of the Diversity Week celebration. To access the essays or for more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education.
Read, listen or take part in a discussion on "Religion and Racism in the United States" by keynote speaker Tim Wise. This hot topic dialogue will be facilitated by Fred Besthorn, associate professor of social work, from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Sept. 13 in the CME (MAU 109). Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education. http://www.uni.edu/cme.
Different Voices: A Student Forum will be from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the CME (MAU 109). Students from different ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation and other diverse backgrounds share and answer questions on their experiences and life at a majority university. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.
Get your tickets for Family Weekend events. Visit http://www.uni.edu/familyweekend/ for a list of Family Weekend activities
A traveling company of Whirling Dervishes from Turkey will perform in the GBPAC at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept 18. The dervishes represent one of many traditions in the Sufi orders of mystical Islam. Their circular dance imitates the order of the universe, and its performance is a form of religious devotion. Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy & Religion and the Iowa Dialog Center. Tickets are $8 for UNI faculty, staff, and students, and may be purchased at the GBPAC box office: http://www.gbpac.com/season/artists/whirling.shtml
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