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Monday, Nov. 13, 2006

NEWS

UNI BUDGET UPDATE:

A shortfall in expected tuition revenue will require a $1 million reallocation for fiscal year 2007. This shortfall is due to a larger than expected decline in enrollment. This lowers our income base in 2007 and following years, and will be a reoccurring issue until enrollment begins to grow. In the next few weeks divisional vice presidents, working with their respective staff and faculty, will develop plans to meet the 2007 deficit.

 

STUDENTS WITH STUDENT ACCOUNT (E-BILL) REGISTRATION HOLDS:

Registration holds will be released upon payment of e-bills 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. Students planning on using financial aid designated for this spring will not be able to register until advance registration is complete. Call Student Accounts at 273-2164 or go to Campbell Dining on Monday, Dec. 4 to have a Student Account representative remove your hold if you have enough funds to cover your entire past bill and your projected spring costs.

 

NEW ONLINE TICKETING SYSTEM:

The new online ticketing system for UNI students is up and running. Beginning Monday, Nov. 13, all current UNI students will have a chance to receive a ticket for all UNI Athletic events in the new McLeod Center. This system was designed to be fair to loyal student Panther fans and also for the general student body interested in attending men's basketball this season. The link below will direct you to a site that should answer many questions about this system. It includes information on how to register, how and when to request tickets and more. http://unipanthers.cstv.com/tickets/onlinestudentticketing.html. You can request tickets for both the Nov. 19 UNI vs. UW-M and Nov. 29 UNI vs. Iowa State games.

 

FLU CLINIC ADDED:

The Student Health Clinic has added a flu clinic for 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Student Health Clinic. For a full schedule of flu clinics, visit http://www.uni.edu/health/services.shtml.

 

MCLEOD CENTER TO OPEN NOV. 18:

Make plans to attend the grand opening of UNI's McLeod Center at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. Free and open to the public. Bring your friends. Following the grand-opening ceremony, you'll have the chance to meet UNI's intercollegiate athletics teams and coaches on the Robert J. McCoy Court, and take a behind-the-scenes look at the newest arena in Iowa. If you can't attend, the event will be streamed live at http://www.uni.edu/mcleod/

 
UNI WOMEN'S RUGBY TO GO TO NATIONALS:

The UNI Women's Rugby team won the Division I Midwest Title on Nov. 5, in Columbus, Ohio. They beat Ohio State 23-13. Ohio State has won the title for the past three years. The team now advances to the national tournament in Florida next April. For more information, contact Jennifer Murra, advisor, at jennifer.murra@uni.edu.

 

SAFETY REMINDER:

Hypodermic needles must be disposed of properly to prevent the risk of needlestick exposure. Needlestick/Sharps disposal units are located in the Student Health Center, the nurse's office at Price Lab, and in the training rooms of the WRC. For more information, contact Wendel Reece at 273-7269 or Dean Shoars at 273-7269, in the University Safety Office.

 

MY UNIVERSE NEWS DEADLINE CHANGE:

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the submission deadline for items for the Nov. 27 edition of MyUNIverse News will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 22.

 

RUSH TICKETS FOR THE GBPAC:

Signing up for student rush ticket notification gives you the chance to see select shows at the Gallagher-Bluedorn for $5. Students will receive a notification the day before the performance indicating rush tickets are available. To sign up, visit http://www.uni.edu/gbpac/unistudents/signup.shtml.

 

LIMITED PARKING AROUND UNI-DOME:

The IHSAA Football Playoffs will be in the UNI-Dome through Nov. 18. There will be limited parking around the UNI-Dome with four playoffs games and heavy traffic starting at 9 a.m. each day on Monday, Nov. 13, and Friday, Nov. 17. For a complete IHSAA Football Playoff schedule, please visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/unidome/IHSAAPlayoffs.htm

 

ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKET DRIVE:

Help the hungry in the Cedar Valley by volunteering to donate or deliver food. Contributions may include a whole basket or single food items. If you can’t afford a whole basket, get a group, club or hall to go in on one with you. For more information, call St. Stephen Catholic Student Center at 266-9863.

 

COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE:

There will be a food drive for the Cedar Valley Food Bank through Dec. 7 at Essentials in the Maucker Union. Your donation of a non-perishable food item or cash is needed and appreciated. The goal is to top the 2005 total of 1,000 pounds of food and $305 dollars cash from UNI students and faculty. To celebrate Peanut Lovers’ Month in November, each person who makes a food or cash donation will receive a bag of peanuts.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES:

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION DAY:

Celebrate Public Administration Day and join members of the Department of Political Science and Richard Crayne, City Manager of Waverly, to learn about opportunities in the growing field of public administration. State, county and city governments are looking to hire people trained in public policy and management. The meeting will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13, in Sabin 307. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

 

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.

 

ATTENTION ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJORS:

In line with No Child Left Behind legislation, high-stakes testing in science at all levels of K-12 education is coming soon. UNI offers a minor in basic science which leads to an endorsement in K-6 basic science. There will be an informational session and open-panel discussion with program alumni at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the McCollum Science Hall, Room 103. Light refreshments will be provided. For further information, contact Dawn Del Carlo at dawn.delcarlo@uni.edu or 273-3296.

 

UNI PARENT ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS:

Five $1,000 scholarships funded by the UNI Parent Association (UNIPA) are now available. To be eligible, a student must be a full-time student, have completed at least one semester of courses at UNI, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, be at least a sophomore by fall of 2007, and not have received a presidential or full-tuition scholarship. Apply online through the general scholarship application on the Financial Aid Web site. The deadline is Feb. 15.

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

This presentation will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in the CBB 3. Free. Advanced registration is required as space is limited. For more information, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at katherine.cota@uni.edu or 273-7350.

HOURS

CHANGE IN LIBRARY HOURS OVER THANKGIVING VACATION:

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

 

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS OVER THANKSGIVING BREAK:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/. For more information, contact the Maucker Union Administrative Office at 273-2256.

 

MEETINGS

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. 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.

 

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES MEETING:

Sophomore students in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences are invited to learn more about experiential learning, research experience, independent study, advising, study abroad and student organizations. This meeting will take place at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Presidential Room of Maucker Union. For more information, call 273-2221.

 

WELLNESS/REC

WRC INTRAMURALS OPEN TRIVIA TOURNAMENT:

Registration entry forms are due, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13, to Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the WRC 101. You may also register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec by clicking on intramurals and then intramural online registration. Fee is $20 per team, and payment is due with registration. Play begins at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, in the WRC 155.

 

WRS HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus everyday? Health Beat lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year). Ask a fitness supervisor at Health Beat, or contact Kristy Leen, WRS Personal Fitness Coordinator at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu.

 

EVENTS

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK:

UNI will celebrate International Education Week Nov. 13 through Nov. 17. The week's activities include dance recitals, concerts, food festivals, international films, faculty panels, and information tables in Maucker Union, Study Abroad Office, and Camp Adventure. A complete list of activities can be found by visiting http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad or by calling 273-7078.

 

MR. UNI PAGEANT:

At 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the Lang Hall Auditorium, male students will go head-to-head in a royal battle to be crowned "Mr. UNI." The pageant will include an opening dance number, an interview session, evening wear, and a talent contest. Come and help the judges decide who is worthy of the crown by voting as many times as you like for your favorite contestant. Each vote costs $1. In addition, every voter has the opportunity to win a prize. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $5 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Cedar Valley United Way. Co-sponsored by the PR Campaign Methods class, University Book & Supply, Milroy's Tuxedos and Cold Stone Creamery. For more information, contact Hannah Bland at blandh@uni.edu.

 

THE MEDIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST:

Professor As'ad AbuKhalil of California State University, Stanislaus and the University of California at Berkeley, will lecture at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the John Deere Auditorium, CBB. AbuKhalil, an expert in Middle Eastern and international affairs, is originally from Tyre, Lebanon, and grew up in Beirut. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the American University of Beirut in political science. Now a Middle East consultant for ABC and NBC News, he will discuss media coverage during Israel's invasion of Lebanon. This lecture is free and open to the public.

 

CEDAR VALLEY DISCUSS & DISCOVER DIVERSITY:

There will be a discussion of "Cockeyed" by Ryan Knighton from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at the UNI Museum. Sunggye Hong, UNI assistant professor of special education and teacher of assistive technology, will lead the discussion. CV3D is a Cedar Valley Community Action Project sponsored by Cedar Falls and Waterloo Public Libraries, UNI Museums, and Cedar Falls AAUW.

 

GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT:

The Great American Smokeout will take place in the afternoon, Thursday, Nov. 16, in front of the Rod Library. If you can quit for a day, you can quit for good. The Health Promotion students are sponsoring "Cigs for Subs." Trade in a pack of cigarettes for a free cold turkey sub from Subway.

 

COLDSTONE ICE CREAM:

Do you like ice cream and want to help in the fight against cancer? A portion of all Coldstone Creamery purchases made from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, will go towards the fight against cancer. Coldstone Creamery is located at 6421 University Ave. Sponsored by UNI Relay for Life.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Singer-songwriter Amelia White will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in KUNI's third floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

SAVION GLOVER TAPS HIS WAY TO GBPAC:

Savion Glover will perform at the Gallagher-Bluedorn at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14. His rat-a-tat feet still dazzle, his body sweats with intensity, his facial expressions are as vivid as ever, his moves still define what tap means today. Backed by a string ensemble, Mr. Glover shuffles, flaps, hops and ball-changes to music ranging from Bach to Mendelssohn to Bartok. Adult tickets: $39, $32, $27, $20, $15. UNI studens: 50 percent off w/U-Card discount.

 

OFF-HUDSON PLAY READING: SHAKESPEARE'S RICHARD III:

Theatre UNI presents a staged reading of Shakespeare's Richard III at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in CAC Room 108. Free admission. For more information, visit http://www.theatreuni.com.

 

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM:

A book reading by Professor Emerita and Holocaust Survivor Ruth Kluger at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Kluger will read from and discuss her internationally acclaimed memoir "Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered." Kluger provides a powerful account of her experiences during and after the Holocaust, such as the anti-Semitism in Vienna, her years in the concentration camps, her escape, and her struggle to establish a life as a refugee survivor after emigrating to the United States in 1947. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/hearst/

 

CONCERT BAND CONCERT:

The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the GBPAC Great Hall. Under the direction of Ronald Johnson, the large ensemble will perform original wind music from 19th century German composer Richard Wagner, Reber Clark's Flowers of the Forest composed in 2006 and Daniel Bukvich's Hymn of St. Francis. Admission is free.

 

GUEST FLUTIST RECITAL:

Ian Clarke will present an eclectic program of standard works, including extended techniques and lyrical improvisations, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Admission is free.

 

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH WORKSHOPS:

A Meskwaki woodcarving demonstration will take place from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the CME (109 MAU). The presenter and master of Native American woodcarving, Luke Kapayou, is an enrolled Meskwaki Tribal Member who, as a young male, was taught the basics of woodcarving by his elders.

 

A Meskwaki beadworking demonstration will take place from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the CME (109 MAU). For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/events/nahm06/nahm06.htm or call 273-2250.

 
MESKWAKI HISTORICAL CD PRESENTATION:

Mary Bennett of the State of Iowa Historical Society and Meskwaki Tribal Historians Johnathan Buffalo and Dawn Wanatee will discuss their collaboration to preserve cultural history, promote primary historical resources, foster interaction between tribal members and staff from state government, and provide professional training to aspiring humanists. The workshop will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the CME (109 MAU). It is designed to promote and enhance an understanding of culture throughout the state. Sponsored by the CME as part of Native American Heritage Month. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/events/nahm06/nahm06.htm or call 3-2250.

 

RUSSIAN FILM: 'STAR':

The Russian Club will show "Star" at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Seerley 115. Directed by Nikolai Lebedev and based on the book by Emmanuil Kazakevich. In 1944, the Nazis prepare a massive offensive on occupied Russian land. The Russian Army's snipers are sent in for a reconnaissance operation behind the enemy lines.

 

'KILOWATT OURS':

At 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Sabin 102, Green Project UNI and the CEEE will host a showing of the film "Kilowatt Ours," a documentary on wind power, an issue of relevance to wind-swept Iowans. For more information, visit http://www.greenprojectuni.org.

 

GLAMOROUS GIVING AT COCONUTS BEACH CLUB:

On Thursday, Nov. 16, students 19 and older are invited to Glamorous Giving at Coconuts Beach Club. Glamorous Giving is a Hollywood-themed party to support the Cedar Valley United Way. The red carpet rolls out at 9 p.m. and admission is $6. Those who dress as a movie character, celebrity or in their best red-carpet style will receive a $1 discount. There will be raffles, contests, games and more.

 

FREE 'WITNESS THE MUSIC' CONCERT:

From 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, St. Stephen will host "Witness the Music," a concert featuring members of the UNI Men's Glee Club, soloists and other vocal ensembles. Free admission.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

UNI Swimming hosts Minnesota State-Mankato at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17. Football plays its final regular season game against Illinois State at 4:35 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in the UNI-Dome. The volleyball team will play in the first event at McLeod Center when it hosts Bradley in its final regular season match at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. Men's basketball plays its first home game against UW-Milwaukee at 4:05 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, in McLeod Center. Women's basketball hosts Iowa State at 7:05 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in McLeod Center. Wrestling hosts Iowa at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, in McLeod Center.

 

FIRST ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF:

The First Annual Chili Cook-Off will take place before the last home football game at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, near the NW entrance of the UNI-Dome. Chili will be free to the public after judging is complete. Bring your appetite and warm up with some of the best chili in the Cedar Valley. If you think you or someone you know can compete with their chili, visit www.uni.edu/prssa/chilicookoff.asp for an entry form. For more information, call Eric at 563-419-7015.

 

MULTICULTURAL SUPER SATURDAY - NOV. 18:

Super Saturday is a comprehensive program designed for Multicultural High School students and their guests. During this campus visit prospective students and their parents/guests will learn about admissions, financial aid, housing, preparing for college and academic programs. Super Saturday also provides students with the opportunity to speak with UNI students who live on campus, and have lunch in the nationally acclaimed Piazza Dining Center. For more information, contact Ron Green in the Office of Admissions at 273-2281 or ronald.green@uni.edu.

 

'A WONDERFUL EVENING OF IMPROVISATIONAL WHIMSY FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN':

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 16 and 17, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang Hall 40. Admission is free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit http://www.chfa.uni.edu/comstudy/organizations/theatre.asp. Presented by UNI Half-Masted 3.2 Improv Troupe.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

John Groves, Associate Professor of Geology, will give a presentation on "Foraminiferal Origination and Extinction During the Late Paleozoic Ice Age" at 4 pm Monday, Nov. 20, in Latham Hall Room 125. All are invited.

 

SAUDI ARABIAN AMBASSADOR TO VISIT UNI ON NOV. 30:

His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States, will visit UNI on Thursday, Nov. 30. He will give a public address, "The Road Ahead in the War on Terrorism," at 1:30 p.m. in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Al-Faisal also will open a two-day educational exhibit featuring Saudi Arabian culture and civilization at 10:30 a.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. The exhibit is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 and Friday, Dec. 1. There will be a free lunch of Middle East fare from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days of the exhibit. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/saudi.

 

DINING ON CAMPUS

FRESH COOKIE DOUGH:

Order fresh cookie dough online from Fresh Beginnings, UNI's bakery. Each batch makes 3.5 dozen cookies. Flavors include snickerdoodle, sugar, molasses, spritz, monster, butterscotch oatmeal, cranberry oatmeal, chocolate chip, chocolate chocolate chip, peanut butter, peanut-butter chocolate-chip, oatmeal raisin, oatmeal chocolate chip, cherry white chocolate cashew and cranberry white chocolate pecan. To place an order, visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/promotions/cookiedough.htm.

 
GIFT-SIZE QUICK BREADS AVAILABLE:

Mini loaves of flavored quick bread are available from Monday, Nov. 13 to Friday, Nov. 17. The gift-size loaves are $2.49 each and come in the following flavors: strawberry, pumpkin, triple berry, lemon poppy seed and banana. Order online at http://www.uni.edu/dor/bread/. Select a pick-up location and date that is convenient for you. All loaves will freeze well, so stock up for hospitality and gift-giving.

 

SUSHI AT PREXY'S:

Enjoy one of four delicious varieties of fully-cooked sushi for lunch. Available at Wasabi every Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

NOVEMBER IS PEANUT LOVERS' MONTH:

November is Peanut Lovers’ Month and to celebrate, peanut specialties will be featured throughout the month at Chats and Prexy’s in Maucker Union; 23rd Street Market in Commons and Biscotti’s in Redeker Center. Fresh peanut-butter cookies and peanut-butter-chocolate-chip cookies baked in Fresh Beginnings, our campus bakery, will be featured through Nov.10.

 


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