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Monday, Aug. 20

NEWS:

PRESIDENT ALLEN SEEKS INPUT ON RECOMMENDATION TO ARM UNIVERSITY POLICE:

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.
The report is posted at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/documents/arming_report_73107.pdf. Please refer to pages 7-9 of the report.
The presidents have been asked to study this report and provide recommendations to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, by Oct. 1. Over the next several weeks President Allen will review all campus input. Please send your comments and thoughts to president@uni.edu by Sept. 15.

 

CABLE TV OUTAGES:

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.

 

WELCOME WEEK ACTIVITIES:

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.

 

HOMESICK?

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.
Please be sure to let your RA know how you're feeling. RAs were there not too long ago, themselves.

 

PHYSICS DEPT. HAS MOVED:

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).

 

STUDENT TEACHING ROUND-UP MEETINGS:

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.

 

GRAD STUDENT ORIENTATION:

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.

 

CONVERSATION PARTNERS NEEDED:

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.

 

AUDITIONS/TRYOUTS:

CHORAL ENSEMBLES:

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.

 

MEN'S GLEE CLUB:

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.

 

SOFTBALL TRYOUTS:

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.

 

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

CONSUMER CREDIT COUNSELING OPEN HOUSE:

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.

 

DANCE CLASS OPENINGS:

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).

 

INTERNATIONAL DANCE:

Like to dance? Want to meet people? Then International Dance Theater is for you.
International Dance Theater is a great way to meet new people, learn dances from around the world and create fantastic college memories. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5:45 p.m. in WRC Rm 185/187. No dance experience required.

 

 

 

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

WELCOME BACK BBQ:

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.

 

TOURS OF STUDENT BUSINESS INCUBATOR:

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 jpec@uni.edu for more information.

 

DEDICATION OF NEW BCS BUILDING:

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


BASH WITH BEN 2:

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.

PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

ART EXHIBIT:

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/

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

 

WRS FITNESS AND LEISURE PROGRAMS:

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.

 

FALL MASSAGE:

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.

 

HOURS

WELLNESS RECREATION CENTER

www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/ and click on WRS hours.

 

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS:
http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/

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Events on the calendar this week at UNI: http://access.uni.edu/acal/bin/callist.cgi?date=this_week
 
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