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Monday, Oct. 23, 2006
Based on parking task-force input, a plan is being developed for a two-level parking structure known as a parking deck. The site being considered is the Commons parking lot. Following campus input, the proposal will be presented to the Board of Regents for approval. Campus update sessions are scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon, Monday, Oct. 30 and from 1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31. Both sessions will be in Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom C. The proposal will include removal and or relocation of houses along 23rd Street adjacent to the Commons lot. Provisions will be included to work with the occupants regarding relocation. The plan will address some of the long-standing parking needs on the north side of campus, maintain the Panther Shuttle, meet Federal Transit Administration (FTA) transit requirements, and operate without the creation of any new fees or extraordinary increases in current fees. See an overview of the proposal at
From 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, current Panther Posse members can pick up their T-shirts at the NE entrance of the UNI-Dome. Panther Posse T-shirts must be picked up by 7 p.m. Nov. 1, in the West Gym. On Nov. 2, remaining Panther Posse shirts will be sold at $5 each to current members seeking an extra shirt. Posse members can have their shirts mailed to them at a cost of $5 per shipment. If you have questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 273-6944. Visit the official Panther Posse page at http://unipanthers.cstv.com/sponsorship/pantherposse.html
Northern Iowa Student Government is looking for qualified individuals to represent Lawther Hall, Bender Hall and off-campus constituencies. All applicants must be UNI students and live in the area they represent. Applications are available at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg. For more information, contact Malia at email@example.com.
At 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in Lang Hall Auditorium, 15 male students will go head-to-head in a royal battle to be crowned "Mr. UNI." This competition is a fundraiser for the Cedar Valley United Way. All undergraduate and graduate male UNI students are eligible to compete. The pageant will include an opening dance number, an interview session, evening wear and talent contest. In addition, each contestant is encouraged to raise funds before the event for a chance to gain extra points toward the final tally. Contact Hannah Bland at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Join UNI Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow and recieve unlimited discounts at more than 40 local businesses, UNI STAT T-shirt, ID holder and UNI calendar for only $18. For more information, visit http://www.unialum.org/stat.
Members of UNI Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) serve UNI by volunteering to give campus tours, serve on student panels, and participate in special university events. All students interested in applying to become an ambassdor must have a GPA of at least 3.0, two letters of recommendation and enthusiasm for service. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 to the Admissions Office in Towers Center. Forms are available online at http://www.uni.edu/admissions/saa/index.htm. For more information, contact Dan Pelzer at email@example.com.
Speak up on how student computer fees are spent. Rod Library will run its annual survey of student computing interests Monday, Oct. 16, through Wednesday, Oct. 25. The survey will be online at http://www.uni.edu/library/scfsurvey.shtml and in paper form in the library lobby.
Submit your favorite recipes for a chance to win $20. Recipes will be included in the 21st-Annual College of Business Cookbook. Open to all majors. Two random names will be drawn for the cash prize. No-bake, microwave, salad, soup, entree, appetizer and dessert recipes are welcome. The deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 18. E-mail recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flu shots will be provided by the Student Health Clinic at a variety of locations beginning Tuesday, Oct. 24. To view a complete list of flu shot dates, times and locations, visit http://www.uni.edu/health/services.shtml. The cost is $24, payable by cash, check, u-bill or insurance. For more information, contact the Health Clinic at 273-7425 or email@example.com.
The Robert and Yvonne Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement provides support to students who intern in nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies and UNI outreach programs in Iowa. Financial support of up to $2,000 is available to undergraduates and up to $3,000 for graduate students of any major. Other guidelines apply. The application deadline for students who wish to intern in the spring semester has been extended to Friday, Nov. 17. For guidelines or an application, contact Paul Lee, assistant director of American Humanics at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Study Abroad Office extended the application deadline to Monday, Oct. 30 for programs in Australia, Ireland, Wales, England and internship in Korea. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 273-7078.
The library has a limited number of laptop computers available for student check out. The laptops can be used for up to three hours and only within the building. They are available at the MultiService Center on the first floor of the Rod Library.
The study abroad program in Kazakhstan is for any education-field major or minor. The four-week program will begin about June 4 and conclude around June 30. It will be directed by David Landis, curriculum and instruction department. Stop by Baker Hall 59 in the Study Abroad office for more details.
The University of Tasmania is located in a beautiful setting and has about 12,000 students. It offers programs in the fields of business, geology, environmental science and law. Hang-glide over the eucalyptus forests, camp on the white sand with kangaroos, or sail around the city in the weekend boat races. If interested, stop in the Study Abroad Office in Baker Hall 59, for more information.
This informational meeting will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, in the CBB. Free. Advance registration is required as space is limited. For more information, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-7350.
Learn how you can attend another college or university within the U.S. and Canada while paying UNI tuition. Attend a National Student Exchange informational meeting 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the Maucker Union State College Room. Qualified students must have a 2.75 UNI and cumulative GPA and between 30 and 85 credit hours.
The Annual Fall Medical Ethics Conference will take place Wednesday, Oct. 25. From 8 a.m. to noon there will a pre-conference session for social workers on "Social Work Ethics," led by Laura Kaplan, Department of Social Work. The main conference program begins with lunch at 12:30 p.m. Featured speakers will be Steven Miles, author of the recently released book, "Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity, and the War on Terror," as well as Francis Degnin, Department of Philosophy & Religion. To view the conference agenda or to register, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/events/ethics/.
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences’ Sophomore Educational Advantage (SEA) can help SBS students become more aware of the opportunities available to broaden their educational experience. Each SEA Forum lasts about one to one-and-a-half hours and is designed to provide second-year students with information about pre-planning for majors, minors, and certificates; experiential learning; research experience; independent study options; advising; study abroad; and student organizations. The next SEA forum is at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Presidential Room of Maucker Union. For more information, call 273-2221.
Freshmen, undecided students, and students changing majors should attend a departmental meeting for their intended major at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1. The purpose is to prepare students for spring registration, identify major courses, learn about the registration process and guidelines for majors and to declare a major. For a list of departmental meeting locations, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/advising/advs/events/docs/majormtg_locationFa06.pdf
Magic. Money. Experience. The Disney Theme Parks & Resorts College Program at the Walt Disney World® Resort is truly a one-of-a kind experience. An information session will take place at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1 in the ITTC, Room 134. For more information, call Laura Wilson at 273-3821.
Intramural swim meet will take place at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, in the WRC Pool. Registration is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30 through Wednesday Nov. 1, at the WRC Office, Room 101. Play is open to all students. Events include: 150 yd. relay, 100 yd. free style, 50 yd. butterfly, 75 yd. IM, 50 yd. free style, 100 yd. backstroke, 100 yd. breaststroke, 200 yd. free style relay, 200 yd. free style and the 100 yd. wet sweatshirt relay. For more information, call 273-7262.
Participation point A and B Leagues. Women: 5:50, 6:40, and 9:10 p.m. Men: 6:40, 8:20, and 9:10 p.m. Co-Rec: 7:30 p.m. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23 and Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the WRC Office, Room 101. Entries will be taken until available slots are filled or until the deadline. League play begins Wednesday, Nov. 1. There is a fee of $50.
Anyone interested in officiating 6-on-6 volleyball should attend one of the volleyball official's clinics. The pay is $5.70 per game for first-year officials, and $5.75 - $5.90 for veteran officials. A rules clinic will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 and/or Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the WRC, Room 155. Officials wishing to play volleyball may do so. You must know which days (M-W or T-Th) your team plays so that you can officiate on alternate days. If interested, but unable to attend a meeting, check with the WRC Office. For more information, call 273-7262.
Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus everyday? Let Health Beat help you out. Lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year). For more information, ask a fitness supervisor at Health Beat, or contact Kristy Leen, WRS Personal Fitness Coordinator at 273-7167 or email@example.com.
UNI Head men's basketball coach, Ben Jacobson, along with current and former players, invite boys and girls between first and sixth grade to be Panther Pals. This is a great opportunity to learn basketball fundamentals. It will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in the UNI-Dome. To sign up, visit http://www.unipanthers.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throughout October, everyone is invited to bring a picture 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 the ancient Aztec tradition of honoring and celebrating one’s ancestors. Sponsored by the CME as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/hhm06.htm or call 273-2250.
UNI is offering quantities of used materials for a sale by sealed bid. Removal will be the buyer’s responsibility and cost. Photos of these items are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/auction.shtml. The bid period runs through Monday, Oct. 30. All bids must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30. The successful bidders will be notified by telephone on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Items must be removed by 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10. For details on sale items, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/456.html. For more information, call Vince at 273-3527.
Local folk singer/songwriter Uncle Chuck Finch will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23, in KUNI's third floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
The Russian Club will show "A Man With a Movie Camera" at 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in Seerley 115. Directed by Dziga Vertov. This playful film is all at once a documentary of a day in the life of the Soviet Union, a documentary of the filming of said documentary, and a depiction of an audience watching the film. Even the editing of the film is documented.
This event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the WRC North Gym. Attractions will include a bone-density test, chair massage, flu shots for $24, a derma scan machine, a sports motion system, an oral cancer screening, samples and more. Register to win one of more than 70 prizes including a $100 grand prize gift certificate from University Book & Supply. Sponsored by TIAA-CREF and brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services. For a complete list of participating vendors and donators, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/check/AutumnFair/Autumn-Fair.html
Individuals living with HIV/AIDS will share personal stories of their struggles and successes at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in SEC 247. Sponsored by Wellness and Recreation Services and the Cedar AIDS Support System. For more information, call Joan Thompson at 273-2198.
T-shirts, sweat shirts, scrubs, bumperstickers, and more -- all at the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society sale from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, and Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the second-floor lobby of the SEC. Proceeds to KDP Education and Service Projects.
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.
Steven Miles, author of "Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity and the War on Terror," will be at UNI from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Miles is a professor of medicine and a bioethicist at the University of Minnesota. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898 or e-mail email@example.com and put "Miles visit event" in the subject line.
At 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, the Hearst Center for the Arts will present "My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransports," a documentary by Melissa Hacker. Utilizing archival footage and first-hand accounts, this film recounts the rescue movement relocating thousands of mostly Jewish children from Nazi occupied territories to Great Britain just before World War II. Narrated by Joanne Woodward. Run time: 77 minutes. Following the film, Marianne Bern, who now lives in Cedar Rapids, will discuss her experience of being sent to safety in England on a Kindertransport (Children's Transport) from her native Germany. A question-and-answer session will follow. Free and open to the public. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/holocaust/ or call 273-2725. Sponsored by the College of Humanities & Fine Arts.
The 4th International Capoeira Conference and Educational Workshops will take place from Thursday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 29. The activities begin from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Little Brazil (309 Main St.). There will be workshops from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. All workshops are at the WRC, Room 266. Fees range from $25-$100 and include a T-shirt. Co-sponsored by the CME, Little Brazil, and the UNI Capoeira Sport Club. For more information, visit http://www.littlebrazil.org or call 273-2250.
Phil Smith, trumpeter with the New York Philharmonic, will offer a trumpet master class at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 in the Russell Hall Auditorium. All are welcome to attend.
Mo Rocca has been featured on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and VH1's "I Love..." series. This lecture will take place at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. It will take the audience behind the scenes of America's most popular news satire program with never-before-seen clips from "The Daily Show" and others. His show also will include made for UNI material. Also at 7 that evening there will be a showing of the movie "The Goonies" and an opportunity to tye dye T-shirts in the Maucker Union Coffeehouse.
To celebrate "The Year of the Museum," participating Iowa Museum Association institutions will extend open hours on Thursday, Oct. 26. The University Museum will be open until 7:30 p.m. "The Year of the Museum" represents the beginning of a major national effort to encourage all Americans to experience, celebrate and support the museums in their communities.
Kim Leheman, the executive director of Iowa Right To Life, will speak on "Lies, Information and Abortion" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, in the SEC, Room 247. Open to all.
The No Shame Theater will take place at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in the CAC room 108. For more information, contact Christina Carr at 961-0360.
The Panther soccer team plays its final regular-season game of the year when it hosts Creighton at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26 at the CVYSA Complex. The UNI swim team hosts Minnesota State-Moorhead at 6 p.m., Oct. 27, in the Wellness Recreation Center Pool. Panther football returns home to host Western Illinois at 4:05 Saturday, Oct. 28, in the UNI-Dome.
On Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28, Rider Hall will host the first Haunted House on campus since 2004. The event will begin at the very south entrance and will snake through the far north entrance, ending outside. The Haunted House will be open from 8 p.m. to midnight and is suggested for ages 12 and older. Admission for adults is $2 and two cans of food or $4 without a canned-food donation. Admission for UNI students is $2 and one can of food, or $3 without a canned-food donation, and admission for youth (up to 18) is $2.
There will be fun for the entire family at the University Museum, from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 28. Create "containers," explore with a scavenger hunt and learn about gourd containers with Phyllis Boeke at 10:30 or 11:15 a.m. The cost is $5 per family. For more information, call 273-2188.
Capoeira is a program that enables empowerment in its several dimensions: physical, spiritual, emotional, mental and social, through a unique learning environment. This event is free and will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in the WRC South Gym. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by the CME, Little Brazil, and the UNI Capoeira Sport Club. For more information, visit http://www.littlebrazil.org or call 273-2250.
Join Theta Alpha Phi at midnight, Saturday, Oct. 28, in Lang Auditorium, as it presents the second annual "Rocky Horror Picture Show." Tickets are $10, and include all the props needed to participate. Come dressed in your best bustier because there will be some swingin' door prizes. The house opens at 11:30 p.m. To reserve tickets, call 273-2139 and leave a message. Tickets also will be available at the door.
In its 21st season, Miami City Ballet is a force in the international dance world. Come see works by George Balanchine in the group's first-ever Iowa performance, at 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28. UNI Students: 50 percent off of adult prices with u-Card. Adult tickets: $32, $27, $24, $21, $15.
Country songwriter, Rhodes Scholar and movie star Kris Kristofferson will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. His top hits include "Me and Bobby McGee," "Sunday Morning Coming Down," "Help Me Make It Through the Night," and "For the Good Times." He's recorded more than 25 albums, three of which included his fellow "Highwaymen" Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. He's won the Country Music Song of the Year Award, as well as Songwriter of the Year Award from the Nashville Songwriter's Association three times. Sponsored by Cedar Falls Tourism Bureau. UNI students: $21, $18.50, $16, $13.50, $10 with u-Card.
At 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in Latham Hall, Room 125, Lynn Brant, associate professor of geology, will give a presentation on "The Darkness in My Life: The Social and Economic Costs of Coal." All are invited.
The Russian Club will show “Prisoner of the Mountains” at 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in Seerley 115. Directed by Sergei Bodrov. Based upon a short story by Leo Tolstoy, two Russian soldiers, Sasha and Vania, are ambushed by Muslim rebels in the Caucasus and taken prisoner. Although complete understanding never fully emerges, their bittersweet ordeal reveals the human souls of two vastly different cultures.
This is the Starlite Desperation's first tour in almost a year. It's This Blush's first national tour. Both bands are equipped to wow crowds with new songs, new moves and new tricks up their sleeves. Opening the show is Waterloo's own The Beat Strings in support of their latest release, "Love Lust Wonder." Showtime is 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30. Admission is $6, $8 for under 21. Contact The Reverb at (319) 277-4404 for ticket information.
Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials will perform at the legendary Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake on Saturday, Nov. 4. Lil’ Ed Williams is among the last authentic west-side Chicago bluesmen. Cedar Rapids' Kevin B.F. Burt & the Instigators open the show. The KUNI Blues Blowout is presented by the Friends of KUNI. Showtime is 8 p.m. and the doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Advance tickets can be ordered online in the KUNI Store section at http://www.kuniradio.org, or by calling KUNI weekdays at 3-6400 or (800) 772-2440, ext. 0. Advance tickets are also available at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls and CDGB's in Mason City.
John Donaghy, director of St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Student Center at ISU will visit St. Stephen's on Wednesday, Nov. 8 to discuss "White Believers in a Brown Church: Americans' Catholicism in the Twenty-First Century." Donaghy has extensive experience working with Catholics in Europe and Latin America. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in the Social Hall at St. Stephen's, 1019 West 23rd St. in Cedar Falls. All are welcome. For more information call St. Stephen's at 266-9863.
At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in SRL 115, Billie Bailey, executive director of the Grout Museum, will present "What Makes Museums Tick?" The event is free and open to the public.
UNI's Saudi Student Club will host His Royal Highness, Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States, on Thursday, Nov. 30. Al-Faisal will be present for the opening of a two-day educational exhibit featuring Saudi Arabian culture and civilization at 10:30 a.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom and will give a public presentation at 1:30 p.m. in the Lang Hall Auditorium. For more information and a complete schedule, please visit http://www.uni.edu/saudi.
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