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Monday, Aug. 20
President Allen is seeking comments on the issue of arming university public safety officers. The vice presidents of business and finance and the public safety directors at the three state universities have submitted recommendations to the university presidents that sworn and certified university police officers be authorized to carry firearms as standard equipment. Arming would be subject to stringent training and firearms recertification requirements.
Periodic outages should be expected Monday, Aug. 20, through Wednesday, Aug. 22, while service to the Administrative Cable TV System is completed. These outages should only affect cable TV service to UNI's educational and administrative buildings and should NOT affect cable TV service to the residence halls.
Come out and enjoy many activities to help kick of the school year. Activities include picnics, games, speakers and free food. Visit http://www.uni.edu/maucker/welcomeweek.shtml to see a list of all the Welcome Week Activities.
Whether it's hard to admit or you can own up to it, you may be among the many new UNI students who are secretly miserable and homesick this week. You're not alone. It's how lots of new students feel. Things will get easier with time. Friends, fun and some great learning are in your future.
The Physics Department has returned to the Physics Building for the fall 2007 semester. Staff and faculty telephone numbers remain unchanged. The new Physics Office is PHY 215 (telephone 273-2420).
Fall 2008 student teachers are reminded to attend Round-Up on either Monday, Aug. 20, or Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., in SEC 244-245. Students may attend either day. Personal and Professional Papers and Placement requests will be due Sept. 24.
New Graduate Student Orientation is Thursday, Aug. 23 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballroom. A reception from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. will follow with refreshments and entertainment by the UNI School of Music.
Are you interested in experiencing another culture through an international friendship? Become a conversation partner to an international student. The CIEP (Culture and Intensive English Program) is seeking volunteers to match with international students. Partners meet one hour each week to speak in English. Interested? Sign up at http://fp.uni.edu/ciep/conversation_partners.htm or visit the CIEP office at Baker 72.
UNI's School of Music choral ensembles will hold placement auditions from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, and from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 19. Auditions are open to both music majors and non-majors. For more information, contact the School of Music office 72, GBPAC or call 273-2025.
UNI's School of Music Varsity Men's Glee Club is recruiting members for the 2007-2008 year. No audition is required, and non-music majors are welcome to join. For more information, contact Brad Barrett at Brad.Barrett@uni.edu or call 273-6113.
The UNI Softball Team will conduct Open Walk-On tryouts from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, and Friday, Aug. 24. For those females interested, you will need to attend both days. Tryouts will be held at Panther Park, which is located northwest of the UNI-Dome.
In debt? Are you over your head in bills? Would you like free food? Find out about the free services of Consumer Credit Counseling Service at an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 27, and again from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wesley Foundation, 2422 College St., across from the President's home.
Interested in taking a dance class? Several dance classes were added to the Schedule of Classes at the end of spring semester. Check out opportunities for ballet, ballroom, jazz, modern and tap dance through MyUNIverse--Academics, Registration Tools, Closed/Available class search, 420:A and 440:(Personal Wellness).
Like to dance? Want to meet people? Then International Dance Theater is for you.
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):
Your first day of class deserves a bash. All UNI students, staff and faculty are invited for free hamburgers, hot dogs, sno-cones, music by DJ Mixxfactor and volleyball from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 20, in the gardens behind Maucker Union. Rain location is CME in 109 Maucker Union. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education.
Tour the new John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and its Student Business Incubator from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, Tuesday, Aug. 21, and Thursday, Aug. 23. Select one date to attend. No registration required, just arrive at BCS 128 at 3 p.m. Call 273-JPEC or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
All faculty, staff and students are invited to celebrate the dedication of the new Business and Community Services (BCS) Building on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m. The new BCS Building creates an entrepreneurial and interactive environment for public/private partnerships, including state-of-the-art business incubation space and services for technology transfer and student businesses. Speaking at the event will be UNI President Allen and U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley. For more information on BCS, visit: www.bcs.uni.edu
Join Ben and Pat Allen for the second annual campus picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30, on the Maucker Union Plaza. Menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, fruit, cookie and a beverage. A brief program will take place at 12:15 p.m. and door prizes will be awarded throughout the event. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. Remember to wear your Panther purple. No RSVP is required.
The UNI Gallery of Art presents a traveling exhibition of paintings and mixed media works titled "George Longfish – A Retrospective," from Aug. 20 through Sept. 16. An artist's lecture and opening reception is at 7 p.m., Wedesday, Aug. 29. Longfish, who is of Seneca and Tuscarora descent, is best known for his vibrant abstract paintings about identity, spirituality and justice. Organized by The Montana Museum of Art & Culture at The University of Montana at Missoula. Free and open to the public. For more information visit www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/
Registration begins Thursday, Aug. 23 for WRS Fitness and Leisure programs: Absolutely Abs, Yoga, Pilates, Kickboxing, Spinnercise, Belly Dancing, Ballroom Dancing and Adult Swim Lessons. Get moving today. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis Contact Dana.Foster@uni.edu for more information.
Massages will be offered in the WRC Wellness Resource Lab Monday through Friday. Licensed massage therapists Leta Hanson and Carissa Shima will be on staff. New fees: $15 for 15 minutes; $25 for 30 minutes; $35 for 45 minutes; and $45 for 60 minutes. Pay with cash, check, u-bill or payroll deduct. Call 273-6119 to schedule. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.
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