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Monday, Oct. 2, 2006

NEWS

 

E-BILL DUE OCT. 5:

The next e-bill is due Thursday, Oct. 5. Check MyUNIverse to see if you have a balance to pay. Students may pay by mail, at the Cashier Office in Campbell Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or at the Union Station in the Maucker Union from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

WATER SHUT DOWN AT WELLNESS REC CENTER/PEC:

The water will be turned off Tuesday, Oct. 3, from approximately 7 to 9 a.m.. The shut down is necessary for contract work at the Human Performance Complex. During this shut down the building will HAVE NO WATER. YOU WILL NEED TO USE REST ROOMS IN THE NEAREST BUILDING. If you have any questions, contact Dave Andersen at 273-2213 or 273-4400.

 

PURPLE PRIDE DAY:

Celebrate UNI's second-annual Purple Pride Day, Friday, Oct. 6. Wear UNI purple apparel, take group photos showcasing your Panther pride and e-mail them to University Marketing & Public Relations at umpr@uni.edu. Wear purple while you study,work and play - UNI PURPLE FOR LIFE.

 

NEW MINIMUM STUDENT REFUND AND BILL POLICY:

The Office of Business Operations is announcing a change in the Minimum Balance for Student Refunds and u-bills. The minimum refund amount is $10 ($50 while in school). The minimum u-bill amount (including e-bills) is $10. For further details visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/

 

NEW PAPER PRICING:

Campus Supply has worked hard to keep the paper pricing as low as possible, but due to the gasoline hikes, paper mills closing and wildfires out west there will be at least an 18 to 25 percent increase in the price of paper.

 

FOOTBALL GIVE-AWAYS:

The Department of Residence will celebrate Homecoming 2006 with a football give-away sponsored by on-campus restaurants and convenience stores. Four footballs signed by UNI football players will be given away through promotions at Prexy's and Essentials in Maucker Union, 23rd Street Market in Commons and Biscotti's in Redeker Center. No purchase necessary. The football give-away promotions will conclude Friday afternoon. Go Panthers!

 

MONEY ORDER SCAM:

UNI Public Safety has been contacted about a money-order scam. A UNI student was contacted via e-mail by someone overseas who then sent the student three Wal-Mart MoneyGrams. The student was asked to cash the MoneyGrams, keep some of the money and send the remainder back overseas. These MoneyGrams are fraudulent, and cashing them could potentially result in criminal charges. Students, faculty and staff should be aware that this is a scam, and if anyone receives any MoneyGrams through the mail, contact Public Safety at 273-2712.

 

INTRODUCING UNItix:

To better serve UNI's guests, a centralized ticketing office called UNItix is now operating on campus. One phone number and one Web site mean convenient one-stop shopping for ticket buyers for all UNI activities and events. Organizations served by UNItix include: the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Panther athletics, UNI-Dome/McLeod Center concerts and events, School of Music, Theatre UNI and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony. Visit http://www.UNItix.uni.edu or call 273-4TIX for all tickets. For more information, contact Brad Williams at 273-5400.

 
LIBRARY PHOTOCOPY PAYMENT CHANGES:

The library is planning to modify the current payment options offered for public photocopy machines. By the beginning of the spring semester the library will initiate a "charge to u-bill" option for the five black-and-white photocopy machines and the one soon-to-be-ordered color copier/printer. For more information, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/access/circulation/cashtocard.shtml

 

USHERS NEEDED:

Theatre UNI needs volunteer ushers for "Antigone" and "The Dick Gibson Show." Sign-up and receive free admission to the show. No experience needed. Performance dates are Oct. 5 through Oct. 15 and Nov. 3 through Nov.12. Stop by or call the Strayer-Wood Box Office at 3-6381 or e-mail jamielgates@gmail.com

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR PUBLIC RADIO:

KUNI's fall fund drive is scheduled for Oct. 14 through Oct. 23 and the station needs help to make this drive successful. Volunteers are needed to help answer incoming pledge calls and keep things running smoothly around the station. KUNI is located on the third floor of CAC. Two- to three-hour shifts are available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; snacks and drinks will be provided. For more information, contact Angela Vezdos at 273-6336 or angela.vezdos@uni.edu.

 

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

 

ARMY ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS:

The Army ROTC program has two-, three- and four- year full-tuition scholarships available for students interested in serving their country. For more information, e-mail joel.soenksen@uni.edu, call 3-6337 or visit http://www.uni.edu/rotc.

 

DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY:

Feeling sad, anxious or overwhelmed? The UNI Counseling Center is offering free, anonymous screenings from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct.5, in the Student Health Center, Room 103 second floor. No appointment needed. For more information, call 273-2676.

 

STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE:

The Study Abroad Office will accept scholarship applications for studying abroad until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

 
CO-OP/INTERNSHIP PROGRAM ORIENTATION MEETING:

Seeking information on a spring 2007 internship or co-op? Attend a Co-op Orientation meeting from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in CBB 109. Learn about the benefits of internships, the application process, locating an internship, and possibly getting credit for a job you already have. UNI Cooperative Education & Internship Program, 273-6041, EBH 214, http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/coop/

 

FOUR HIRE:

The Greater Des Moines Partnership Young Professionals Connection presents the 2007 Four Hire competition. Four Hire gives college seniors across Iowa the opportunity to compete for positions in the Greater Des Moines area. Application deadline is Friday, Nov. 24. For more information, visit http://www.fourhiredm.com or e-mail stacey.christensen@uni.edu.

 

'PRINCIPAL DAY' AT UNI:

UNI will host The Principal Financial Group for a "Principal Day" at UNI from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom. Students will have the chance to network within their employment area, learn more about the company and internship/career opportunities, enter drawings for great prizes and speak to alumni who have careers at Principal. RSVP online by Oct. 12 at http://www.principal.com/PrincipalDays. For more information, contact Stacey Christensen, UNI Marketing & Public Relations, at 273-3170 or stacey.christensen@uni.edu.

 

WORKSHOP FOR FUTURE CLASSROOM TEACHERS:

"Acting Out Parts of Speech" Friday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the CME. In this workshop, participants will learn creative approaches to introduce nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives while maintaining classroom control. To register, call 273-3679 or amy.hunzelman@uni.edu

 

 

WELLNESS/REC

INDOOR CYCLING TRAINING:

There will be a course on how to design and teach spinnercise from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. This course will cover and practice interval training, jumps, hills, sprints and music to motivate. Open to the public and UNI community. The course fee is $65. Apply at WRC, Room 101. For more information, contact Dana Foster at dana.foster@uni.edu.

 

MIND, BODY, SPIRIT TRAINING:

Learn to teach the fundamental principles behind UNI’s Mind, Body & Spirit class. Open to the public and UNI community. The two-day course is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. The course fee is $65. Apply at WRC, Room 101. For more information, contact Dana Foster at dana.foster@uni.edu.

 

BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILES (BCP):

Blood is drawn to test for 23 components including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, blood sugar, iron, etc. Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 7 to 8:30 a.m. in the WRC Main Corridor. Cost is $15 for BCP; $5 extra for prostate test (recommended for men over age 50). Pay by cash or check only. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 273-6119 to schedule.

 

KOMEN ON THE GO TOUR:

The Susan G. Komen Foundation's "Komen on the Go Tour" is coming to UNI Wednesday, Oct. 11. Look for a l pink cruiser near Maucker Union Fountain from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pick up valuable breast cancer prevention information, suggestions about how to be an effective co-survivor, prizes, giveaways and more. For more information about the Komen Foundation, visit http://www.komen.org.

 

PASS AND KICK:

Competition: Tuesday, Oct. 10, 9:15 to 11 p.m. UNI Dome Notheast Corner. Registration: 9 to 10:45 p.m.
Pass: Men and women will be measured by subtracting the lateral deviation from the distance. The best of three attempts will count.
Kick: Men - field goal: Given two attempts from middle of field, starting at 20 yard line; distance will be increased 5 yards with two additional attempts until winner is decided; sudden death in case of tie. Women - punt: best of three punts for distance with lateral deviation subtracted from the distance.
Footwear is limited to tennis shoes or rubber-molded athletic shoes, NO square-toe kicking shoes.
Football and T-shirt provided by the Intramural Program. For more information call 273-7262.

 

3-ON-3 BASKETBALL LEAGUES FOR MEN AND WOMEN:

Registration: Monday, Oct., 9 through Wednesday, Oct. 11, WRC 101. League play begins Oct. 22. Games played on Suday evenings. (Game times: 5, 5:25, 5:50 p.m. and 6:15, 6:40 and 7:05 p.m.) $50 forfeit fee applicable for this activity. For more information call 273-7262.

 

GREAT NORTHERN IOWA RADICAL RIVER RUN:

Co-Rec teams of three required (open to students, faculty, staff, spouse, retirees and alumni). Entry forms are available at the UNI Outdoor Recreation office, WRC 174. $45 entry fee per team (includes T-shirt, shuttle, canoe, canoe accessories, post-race refreshments). No aid. Teams must register by Tuesday, Oct. 10 at the UNI Outdoor office, WRC 174, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Limited to the first 12 teams to register.) Meet at Island Park (north of First Street on Center Street on left) on Oct. 14 at 7:30 a.m. (for shuttle and briefing) race will start at approximately 8:30 a.m. The inaugural GNIRRR is a multi-sport race involving the following activities: running, canoe portaging, canoeing and mystery event. For more information call 273-7262.

 

RUN/WALK FITNESS CLUB:

The intramural 100/200-mile Run/Walk Fitness Club is open to students, faculty, staff, spouses and retirees.
Register in WRC 101, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event begins once you have registered. The deadline for completing the mileage is Friday, Dec. 1. Entry fee is $10 per person (cash, check, u-bill or payroll deduct). For successful completion of either 100 or 200 miles, you will receive an intramural 100/200-mile Run/Walk Fitness Club T-shirt.

 

 

LOOKING FOR A PERSONAL TRAINER?:

Personal trainers not only motivate you to reach your fitness goals, but they also help educate you on proper form and technique. Get inspired, and enjoy exercising. For more information, contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu.

 

HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

You have enough things to haul to and from campus. Half and long lockers are available for rent. Contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu. Sign-up is also available at Health Beat; just ask a fitness supervisor.

 

 

EVENTS

HOMECOMING WEEK EVENTS:

Homecoming Week is underway and there are a number of opportunities for you to show your Panther pride. Join us for the official kick-off at 5:30 p.m. Monday on top of Maucker Union. There will be preliminary rounds of the Panther pride cry and an appearence by the UNI spirit squads. For a full listing of the week's activities visit http://www.uni.edu/homecoming and click on the schedule of events link.

 

DAY OF THE DEAD ALTAR:

Throughout October, everyone is invited to bring pictures of loved ones who have died to the Day of the Dead Altar in the CME lobby (109 MAU). The altar is erected as part of this ancient Aztec tradition of honoring and celebrating ancestors even after they are no longer with us. Sponsored by the CME as part of Hispanic Heritage Month; http://fp.uni.edu/cme/hhm06.htm; 273-2250.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The 100s will perform equal parts folk, rock-and-roll, country, and American-roots music at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 2, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

INGMAR BERGMAN FILM SERIES:

The final showing in this film series is "The Silence," Bergman's darkly symbolic exploration of the silence of the Divine. The screening begins at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, in Lang 8.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Siobahn Morgan, professor of astronomy, will present "The Moon Landing was Fake! And Other Misconceptions in Astronomy" at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, Latham 125. All are welcome to attend.

 

'TORTURE, MEDICAL COMPLICITY AND THE WAR ON TERROR':

There will be an overview of the book "Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity and the War on Terror" by Steven Miles, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at University Book & Supply with Francis Degnin, Department of Philosophy & Religion, and Craig White, commander of AMVets Waterloo. The author will visit UNI Wednesday, Oct. 25. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or e-mail yla@uni.edu and put Oct. 3 event in the subject line.

 

RUSSIAN FILM: 'BED AND SOFA':

The Russian Club will show the classic film "Bed and Sofa" at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Seerley 115. The film is a comedy about a Russian construction worker who offers his best friend a place to stay during the 1927 Moscow housing shortage. The only problem is the best friend and the construction worker's wife take a liking to each other.

 

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL SWEATSHOP CAMPAIGN:

UNI Amnesty International is launching a campaign in favor of worker's rights. The goal is to raise awareness of the issue, with the immediate objective of getting UNI apparel produced by companies approved by the Worker's Right's Consortium as "sweatshop free." To kick off the campaign, there will be a showing the film "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices" on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 6 p.m in Sabin 102. At 8 p.m. there will be an organizing meeting in Sabin 13. For general information about the Worker's Rights Consortium, see http://www.workersrights.org. For more information about UNI'S campaign, contact Shane Callahan at shanec@uni.edu.

 

SARAH SUSANKA COMING TO DES MOINES:

The CEEE will provide transportation to Sarah Susanka's presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4. Susanka, well-known architect and author of the best-selling "The Not So Big House," will be the key speaker on creating a more sustainable community. She shares her expertise on designing and building homes that value quality and detail over quantity. The event takes place at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines and tickets are $37.50. Anyone interested in attending and carpooling, contact Pat Higby at patricia.higby@uni.edu or 273-6012.

 

THEATRE UNI PRESENTS 'ANTIGONE':

Theatre UNI presents Jean Anouilh's "Antigone," a contemporary tragedy pitting personal morality against political manipulation. Shows will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 8, and Wednesday, Oct. 11, through Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $12 for general admission and free for UNI students. For more information, call 3-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre.

 

'WALKOUT': A PRIVATE ONE-TIME SCREENING:

At 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4., at the CME (109 MAU) there will be a special one-time screening of "Walkout," an HBO film by Edward James Olmos, based on real-life events. The Hispanic Heritage Month’s keynote speaker, Paula Crisostomo, organized the first major mass protest against racism ever undertaken by Mexican-Americans in East Los Angeles in 1968. Free pop and popcorn. Sponsored by the CME. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/hhm06.htm or call 3-2250.

 

GAY AND GRAY: LGBT AGING IN AMERICA:

Kimberly Acquaviva, assistant research professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, will discuss the aging of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) individuals from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the CME, Maucker Union 109. Topics include why society does not acknowledge LGBT seniors’ losses as equivalent to the losses experienced by heterosexual seniors and how this further compounds the invisibility and pain of LGBT seniors. Co-sponsored by the Department of Social Work and the Center for Multicultural Education. For more details or additional sponsors, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/gblt.htm.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in SRL 115, Donna Maier, professor of history, will present "Women's Nutrition and Women's Control Among Tanzanian Masai Pastoralists." The event is free and open to the public.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE:

See the blockbuster "Step Up" starring Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Thursday, Oct. 5 in the Maucker Union Ballroom, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

KUNI PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH BO RAMSEY:

The KUNI Presents concert series continues at The Reverb in Cedar Falls at 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 with "An Evening With Bo Ramsey and Stranger Blues." Admission is $12 in advance. Advance tickets are available on-line at http://www.kuniradio.org in the store section or by calling KUNI weekdays at 1-800-772-2440, ext 0. Advance tickets are also available at The Reverb and Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls. All proceeds benefit KUNI/KHKE Public Radio.

 

THE STRUGGLE FOR EQUALITY IN EDUCATION:

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in the CME (109 MAU) Hispanic Heritage Month keynote speaker, Paula Crisostomo, will discuss the 1968 East Los Angeles high-school walkouts. These were the first mass protest by Mexican-Americans in our country's history. Today, Crisostomo is the director of government and community relations for Occidental College in Los Angeles. Reception following. Sponsored by the CME. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/hhm06.htm or call 273-2250.

 

2ND ANNUAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DATE AUCTION:

Several participants will be auctioned for the cause on Friday, Oct. 6 in the Russell Hall Auditorium.The highest bidder and the participant will receive a FREE dinner on Saturday at 7 p.m. as a thank you. CASH required at the time of winning the highest bid.

 

HOMECOMING 5K RACE:

Panther Pacers Running club will be sponsoring a 5k Homecoming race at 8 a.m. on Oct. 7. The race starts near 27th Street behind the UNI-Dome. Runners will cover a grass course consisting of small, rolling hills, with a water stop half way. Participants will receive a T-shirt and awards will be given at the conclusion of the race. Registration forms will be available prior to the race.

 

GRAD STUDENT HOMECOMING TAILGATE:

UNI Graduate Students are invited to the 2nd Annual Graduate Student Homecoming Tailgate Party. Please join us Saturday, Oct. 7, at noon, in the WRC A-lot (look for the purple and gold balloons). The first 50 graduate students will enjoy FREE hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips and cookies, courtesy of the Graduate College. Bring your own chairs, beverages and side dish to share if you wish. Significant others and family members welcome.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The UNI football team hosts Missouri State Saturday, Oct. 7, at 4:05 p.m. In addition to being the Homecoming game, it will be the Panthers' first Gateway Conference game of the season.
The Panther Soccer team will host Drake at the CVYSA on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY:

Esteemed violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg joins the symphony on Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the GBPAC. Works by Stravinsky also will be featured on the program. To purchase tickets, call 3-SHOW or visit http://wcfsymphony.org.

 

CEDAR VALLEY SOLAR TOUR:

As part of the 11th-Annual National Solar Tour, the Cedar Valley is hosting a tour of homes and buildings on Saturday, Oct. 7. Seven solar-passive, solar-heated and energy-efficient homes and buildings will be open at various times for the public to tour. Learn how to cut utility costs, talk with homeowners and architects about solar installations and insulated concrete forms, and see a solar boat, a home covered with two to five feet of earth, a 900-watt photovoltaic installation and more. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://nationalsolartour.org.

 

DISCUSS & DISCOVER DIVERSITY:

Cedar Valley Read/Share hosts a discussion of "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven" by Sherman Alexie from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at the UNI Museum. There also will be a discussion of Spokane Reservation. Cedar Valley Discuss and Discover Diversity is a Cedar Valley Community Action project sponsored by Cedar Falls and Waterloo Libraries, UNI Museums and Cedar Falls AAUW.

 

RUSSIAN FILM:

The Russian Club will show “The Return” (Vozvrashchenie) (2003) on Monday, Oct. 9, at 9 p.m. in Seerley 115. Directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev. In the remote Russian wilderness, two teenage boys face a range of conflicting emotions when their father - a man they know only through a single photograph - reappears after 12 years.

 

SHOULD THE MINIMUM WAGE BE RAISED?

Civic Discourse and Opposing Views: Should the minimum wage be raised? Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., SEC, Room 252. Panelists are from Working Families Win and the Federation of Independent Business-Iowa. For further information, contact Gerri Perreault 273-6898 or e-mail Perreault@UNI.edu (put opposing views in subject line).

 

'FOOD AND NUTRITIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY':

This presentation will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the SEC, Room 252. Presented by Surinder Vasal, one of the developers of Quality Protein Maize (QPM). Along with Evangelina Villegas, Vasal was awarded the Millennium World Food Prize in 2000. QPM varieties are grown on roughly 9 million acres worldwide. This germplasm contributes more than $1 billion annually to the economies of developing countries. For more information, contact Rebecca Burns at 3-6807.

 

'SPIRIT DOCTORS': HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH FILM SERIES:

The CME will host showings of "Spirit Doctors," a 30-minute film, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in MAU 109. The film follows the daily work of three healers and shows how traditional beliefs flourished in Mexican American culture. The film will show every half hour. Sponsored by the CME. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/hhm06.htm or call 3-2250.

 

YOU’RE INVITED TO A FESTSCHRIFT CELEBRATION:

In honor of Barbara Lounsberry, teacher, scholar, writer, mentor and leader, at the Waterloo Brown Bottle, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Program at 7:45. Presentation of festschrift book (16 essays from writers, students, and colleagues, titled "Notes from the Flyover") to follow. Please RSVP by Oct. 17 to the UNI English Office at 273-2821.

 


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