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Monday, Oct. 30, 2006

NEWS

E-BILL DUE TUESDAY, NOV. 7:

Check MyUNIverse to see if you have an amount due. If you are planning to register for spring '07 classes, your account must be current. You can pay by mail, at the Cashier's Office in Campbell dining 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.

 

NEW PARENT PORTAL COMING IN NOVEMBER:

Starting in November, UNI students will have the ability to grant online access to their records including grades, u-bill and class schedule. Located on the Parents Web page, the new Parent Portal is a password-protected, third-party-access site. Due to federal and state law, access to confidential information can only be granted by the individual student. You decide who can access your information and what information will be shared.

 
ANNUAL CAMPUS CRIME STATISTICS POSTED:

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires that the university annually publish statistical information regarding certain crimes reported to the UNI Department of Public Safety, Residence Life Coordinators, the Associate Vice President for Educational and Student Services, and the Coordinator of Student Organizations and Activities. Questions regarding any of the information contained in the report may be directed to the Director of Public Safety or the Associate Vice President for Educational and Student Services. The 2005 report can be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/pubsaf/crime_stats/clery.shtml.

 

EXCLUSIVE PEPSI CONTRACT REMINDER:

UNI has an exclusive contract with Pepsi Co. This means when university or UNI Foundation funds are used, only Pepsi products may be served on campus. Pepsi products can be purchased from the Department of Residence Catering, DOR convenience stores, or directly from Pepsi America. Purchasing from other providers is not allowed. UNI's exclusive contract with Pepsi has been in place since fiscal year 2002 and continues through fiscal year 2008. For more information, see the FAQs posted at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/ or http://www.uni.edu/dor/index.shtml or contact Kelly Flege at 3-3420 or Mona Milius at 273-2333.

 

UNI TO UNVEIL ITTC ON TUESDAY, NOV. 7:

UNI will rededicate the building formerly known as The Gymnasium, the Women's Gymnasium and the East Gym, as the Innovative Teaching and Technology Center (ITTC) at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7. The campus community and the public are invited to attend the event.

 

PARKING PROJECT UPDATE:

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
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/planconstruct/documents/parking_deck2006.ppt

 

PANTHER POSSE T-SHIRTS -- LAST CHANCE:

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 sportsmarketing@uni.edu or call 273-6944. Visit the official Panther Posse page at http://unipanthers.cstv.com/sponsorship/pantherposse.html

 

OPEN SENATE SEATS:

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 malia@uni.edu.

 

MR. UNI PAGEANT:

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 blandh@uni.edu for more information.

 

SEALED BID SALE OF SCRAP MATERIAL:

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.

 

FREE GIFT BAGS WITH HALLOWEEN TREATS PURCHASE:

Surprise co-workers and friends with a Halloween treat. Free Halloween gift bags are being given away with treat purchases of $2 or more. Shop on campus at Essentials in Maucker Union, 23rd Street Market in the Commons and Biscotti’s in Redeker Center.

 

FRITO LAY PRODUCTS ON SPECIAL THROUGH NOV. 5:

Frito Lay is cooperating with Biscotti's in Redeker Center and 23rd Street Market in Commons to offer a special on Tostitos chips, dips and salsa. Save a dollar on any combination of two featured products. Dining Dollars are welcome.

 
SIGN UP FOR UNI STAT:

Join UNI Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow and receive 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.

 

APPLY FOR SAA:

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 dpelzer@uni.edu.

 

YOU COUNT! DINING SURVEY: NOV. 6-10:

Tell us what you think of on-campus dining. The annual dining survey will be next week. Watch for information in UNIonline, My UNIverse and in all dining locations.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES:

INSTALL THUNDERBIRD E-MAIL SOFTWARE ON YOUR HOME COMPUTER:

ITS has prepared an easy do-it-yourself customized version of Thunderbird E-mail install software that provides for quick and easy setup enabling you to access your UNI e-mail in minutes. Thunderbird can be configured to access other accounts (i.e. CFU, Mediacom, Gmail, etc.) as well. For assistance, call 273-5555 or bring your computer system to the ITS Computer Consulting Center in the ITTC, Room 36. To download software, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/software. For instructions, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/document/unimail/mozilla/ConfigureThunderbirdUNIQuick.pdf. For information on how to add CFU Account (Mediacom, etc.), visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/document/unimail/mozilla/AddingCFUEmailToThunderbird.pdf.

 

ATTENTION FUTURE CLASSROOM TEACHERS:

"Exploring World Cultures Through Music" will take place from 4:30 to 7:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at AEA 267-Cedar Falls. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the richness of the cultures of India, SeneGambia and Brazil through children’s songs, rhythms and musical activities. Through these songs, students learn about the lifestyles and values of children in faraway countries and come to appreciate the similarities and differences between these cultures and their own. To register, contact amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.

 

FLU SHOT CLINIC ADDED:

The Student Health Clinic has added a flu clinic from 8 to 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the Student Health Clinic. To see a full schedule of flu clinics, visit http://www.uni.edu/health/services.shtml.

 

KOOB FUND FOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT STIPENDS AVAILABLE:

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 plee@uni.edu.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS:

This presentation will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the CBB 3. Free. Advance registration is required as space is limited. For more information, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at katherine.cota@uni.edu or 273-7350.

 

STUDY ABROAD DEADLINE IS OCT. 30:

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 study-abroad@uni.edu or call 273-7078.

 

MEETINGS

MAJOR MEETINGS:

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

 

NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE:

The National Student Exchange informational meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Maucker Union State College Room. Students will learn how to attend another college or university within the U.S. and Canada while paying UNI tuition. Qualified students must have a 2.75 UNI and cumulative GPA and between 30 and 85 credit hours.

 

DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM MEETINGS:

Magic. Money. Experience. The Disney Theme Parks & Resorts College Program at the Walt Disney World® Resort is a one-of-a kind experience. An E-presentation session will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 in the ITTC, Room 134. At 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, a Disney recruiter will conduct interviews in the College Eye Room of Maucker Union. For more information, contact Laura Wilson at 273-3821.

WELLNESS/REC

SCRATCH BOWLING TOURNAMENT:

Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30 through Wednesday, Nov 1. Playing time will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6 or Wednesday, Nov. 8. Competition divisions are singles and doubles, men, women and co-rec. Scoring: Scratch tournament - singles score combined with designated partner for doubles score. Eligibility: Non-participation point event, no restrictions on partner selection, open to students, faculty and staff. Cost: $6/three lines and includes shoes and ball (pay at alley prior to bowling). For more information, call 273-7262.

 

IM SWIM MEET

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. 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.

 

EXERCISE ADHERENCE:

If you struggle with exercise adherence or aren't 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 and educate you. Contact Kristy Leen, WRS Personal Fitness Coordinator, at kristy.leen@uni.edu or 273-7167. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/PT/index.html.

 

EVENTS

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Lojo Russo will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30, in KUNI's third floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 
SCOTT CAWELTI TO SPEAK ON MARK MURDERS:

Scott Cawelti, UNI professor of English, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in the Meeting Room of the Cedar Falls Public Library. The Mark murders have recently been in the news; a federal judge ruled in early September that Mark should either be given a new trial or set free. Mark has been in Fort Madison since 1976, serving four life terms for murdering his brother Leslie, Leslie’s wife, Jorjean, and their two children as they slept on Halloween night, 1975. Cawelti, who teaches writing and film courses, researched the Mark case extensively in the 1980s, interviewing lawyers for the defense and prosecution and several others closely associated with the case, including Mark himself in Fort Madison.

 

FACULTY CHAMBER RECITAL:

Members of the faculty will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. The program features the Faculty String Quartet, Jean McDonald, mezzo soprano, Tom Barry, oboe, and Sean Botkin, piano, and also a presentation of Saint-Saëns’, "The Carnival of the Animals" by a faculty, student and guest chamber orchestra, with Jack Graham conducting. Free.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

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.

 

FACULTY ART EXHIBITION:

The UNI Gallery of Art, in association with the UNI Department of Art, will present the "2006 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition," Monday, Oct. 30 through Monday, Nov. 27. The opening reception begins at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30, in the Kamerick Art Building (KAB) lobby and coincides with a Halloween "Freak Show" dance in the KAB Atrium. The dance will feature local bands and open mic opportunities. Those attending are encouraged to come in costume. Free and open to the public.

 

RUSSIAN FILM: 'PRISONER OF THE MOUNTAINS':

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.

 

KUNI PRESENTS: THE STARLITE DESPERATION AND THIS BLUSH:

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 its 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.

 

FACULTY JAZZ RECITAL:

The newly formed jazz ensemble, Faculty Jazz Tenet, will perform at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Free.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The UNI men's basketball team begins its season with an exhibition game against Central Iowa, at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the West Gym. The Panthers will play in their second exhibition game when they host Southwest State at 5:05 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, in the West Gym. The women's basketball team will open it's season with an exhibition game against Minnesota State-Moorhead at 3:05 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, in the West Gym. Panther volleyball hosts Drake at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in the West Gym. At 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, the volleyball team will welcome back former players in an alumni game in the West Gym. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, the Panthers host Creighton, in the West Gym. The UNI football team hosts Western Kentucky at 4:05 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in the UNI-Dome.

 

NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT:

The student orchestra, under the direction of Rebecca Burkhardt, will present "Mostly Mozart" with special guests UNI Faculty String Quartet at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the GBPAC Great Hall. A pre-concert lecture by Dennis Hutchison, faculty musicologist, will take place at 6:45 p.m., in the GBPAC Davis Hall regarding the works of Ralph Vaughan Williams and W.A. Mozart programmed for the evening's performance. Free.

 

INTERPRETER'S THEATER PRESENTS:

Performances of "Looking at Comic Books in New Ways" will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 through Saturday, Nov. 4, in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang Hall 40. Admission is free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. http://www.chfa.uni.edu/comstudy/organizations/theatre.asp

 

KUNI BLUES BLOWOUT FEATURING LIL' ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS:

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.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Gaylen Hiestermann, geologist with Tetra Tech Inc., will give a presentation on "Career Opportunities in Environmental Consulting" at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, in Latham Hall, Room 125 . All are invited.

 

RUSSIAN FILM: 'OCTOBER':

The Russian Club will show "October" at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Seerley 115. Directed by Grigori Aleksandrov and Sergei Eisenstein. In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February 1917 to the end of the provisional government and the Bolsheviks’ decrees of peace and land in November 1917. The action moves from Lenin’s return in April, to his arrest in July, to late October, when the Bolsheviks are ready to strike: 10 days that shook the world.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in Seerley 115, Billie Bailey, executive director of the Grout Museum, will present "What Makes Museums Tick?" The event is free and open to the public.

 

TIME BOOK CRITIC TO READ FROM HIS NOVEL:

Novelist and Time magazine book critic Lev Grossman will give a public reading as a part of the Hearst lecture series at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in Baker 161. Grossman will read from his 2004 novel, "Codex" and take questions regarding the craft of fiction and his life as a book critic. A book signing will follow the reading. Sponsored by the Department of English Language and Literature.

 

THIRD ANNUAL 'SOUP'S ON':

There will be international soups, breads and desserts; a silent auction; and pottery demonstration by JoAnn Schnabel, from 5:30 to 7:30 Thursday, Nov. 9, at St. Stephen's Student Center, 1019 West 23rd St. Sponsored by the Friends of the UNI Museums. The proceeds will be used to support future exhibits and educational programs at the UNI Museums. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the University Museum (by Nov. 7) or at the door. Adults $15; UNI students $10 (with ID); children 12 and under $5.

 

THEATRE UNI PRESENTS: 'THE DICK GIBSON SHOW':

Theatre UNI presents "The Dick Gibson Show," Friday, Nov. 3 through Sunday, Nov. 5 and Friday, Nov. 10 through Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. "The Dick Gibson Show" is a quirky comedy of late night talk radio in 1959, based on the novel by Stanley Elkin and directed by Jay Edelnant, Tickets are $12 for the general public and free for UNI students. For more information, call 3-6381 or visit http://www.theatreuni.com.

 

CEDAR VALLEY DISCUSS & DISCOVER DIVERSITY:

There will be a discussion of "Cockeyed" by Ryan Knighton, from 4:30 to 5:30 Monday, Nov. 13, at the UNI Museum. Sunggye Hong, UNI assistant professor of special education and teacher of assistive technology, will lead the discussion.

 

UNI HOSTS SAUDI ARABIAN AMBASSADOR TO THE U.S.:

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, visit http://www.uni.edu/saudi.

 


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