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Monday, Aug. 27

NEWS:

BOARD OF REGENTS ASKS FOR STUDENT INPUT ON CAMPUS SECURITY

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, wants your input regarding campus security. Take a minute to fill out the short, 10-question survey linked below. Just click on the the link and you'll automatically be taken to the survey. Input is needed by Friday, Aug. 31. Visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=schCN8V8nnH_2fHKc_2f590VQQ_3d_3d.

 

DEADLINE CHANGE -- 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 deadline for input has been moved up. The presidents have been asked to provide recommendations to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, by Monday, Sept. 10. Please send your comments and thoughts to president@uni.edu by Wednesday, Sept. 5.

 

FORUM TO DISCUSS ARMING CAMPUS POLICE SCHEDULED:

The campus community is invited to attend a public forum to discuss arming UNI Public Safety Officers, from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 27, in the Commons Ballroom. This forum is being sponsored by United Faculty-AAUP and the University Faculty Senate in an effort to promote responsible discourse on this important topic. A panel of UNI experts will make short, initial statements. The rest of the session will be devoted to comments, questions and answers from the audience. The panelists include Richard Featherstone, Heidi Noonan-Day, Jerry Soneson, Katherine Van Wormer and David Zarifis. For more information, call Hans Isakson, president of United Faculty-AAUP at 273-2950, or Michael Licari, chair of University Faculty Senate at 273-6048.

 

PARKING LOT/STREET CLOSINGS:

The gravel B parking lot and the sorority parking lot on 22nd Street will close permanently on Tuesday, Aug. 28, due to site work for housing relocations associated with the construction of the parking deck and transit facility to be constructed next year. In addition, the east half of the Commons A/B lot will be closed periodically for two houses to be moved to the present gravel B lot on 22nd Street.  The first of these houses will be moved Wednesday, Sept. 5, weather permitting.  The second house will be moved several days later.  Notice will be given when that move is scheduled. 

Also associated with these moves, 22nd Street between Merner Avenue and Campus Street will be closed for approximately three weeks starting Tuesday, Aug. 28.  Access to Camp Adventure will be maintained via Campus Street.

 

U.S. SEN. BROWNBACK TO SPEAK AT UNI'S PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FORUM ON EDUCATION:

U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback will share his views on education at the first in a series of UNI presidential-candidate forums in partnership with ED in '08 (Strong American Schools), the Iowa Business Council and Lee Enterprises newspapers. The forum will be held from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28 at the GBPAC. The forum is open to the public. For more information on UNI's presidential-candidate series visit http://www.uni.edu/presidentialforum

 

PAY YOUR E-BILL ONLINE:

University bills can now be paid online with an e-check. Go to MyUNIverse, under My Personal Records, select "Pay My E-bill." For more information, call 273-2164 or e-mail accounts.receivable@uni.edu.

 

INTERCOLLEGIATE ACADEMICS FUND:

The Intercollegiate Academics Fund (IAF) is a yearly allocation of Student Activity Fee money that exists to promote and support intercollegiate academic experiences for UNI students. The first funding request deadline is Thursday, Sept. 6. IAF Guidelines and Fund Request Forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/iaf or from the Forms Repository. For more information, contact Cheryl Nedrow at cheryl.nedrow@uni.edu or 273-2519.

 

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 in Baker 72.

 

NEW FAX NUMBER:

The UNI Reading Clinic's fax number has changed to 273-2103.

 

POLICE ON LOOKOUT FOR DRUNK DRIVERS:

Law enforcement officers across the state have joined forces in the '"Over the Limit, Under Arrest" enforcement program from now through Sept. 3. Police encourage anyone planning on drinking alcohol to be responsible and designate a sober driver. With increased patrol and focused enforcement over Labor Day, the odds of a drunk driver getting arrested are greatly increased. A simple mistake by a drunk driver can have costly results. Please drive safely and wear your seatbelt when driving; it may save your life. For more infomation about the program, contact Lt. Doug Widen, UNI Police.

 

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED:

Local families are needed to host three graduate students from New Zealand studying at UNI Sept. 1 through November 2007. If interested, e-mail ken.bleile@uni.edu or call 273-2577.

AUDITIONS/TRYOUTS:

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 273-6113.

 

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

PANTHER PROWLER:

The library has implemented a new Panther Prowler search interface, which integrates several important functions into a single page. For more information, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/gateway/ml/html/pp_interface.html.

 

WebCT TRAINING FOR STUDENTS:

Students taking a course with a WebCT/Blackboard component should attend one of the 45-minute training sessions being offered Monday, Aug. 27, and Tuesday, Aug. 28. The schedule is located at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml. These workshops will not be offered again this semester.

 

SUCCESS WORKSHOP:

Do you need to learn more about time management systems, electronic to-do lists, and meeting academic deadlines? A free Time Management Workshop will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, in the ITTC 28. To register, call 273-2346. Success Workshops are sponsored by the Center for Academic Achievement and Student Support Services.

 

FOUR HIRE!:

The Greater Des Moines Partnership's Young Professionals Connection presents the 2007 Four Hire! competition. Four Hire! gives college seniors in Iowa the chance to compete for positions with four of Des Moines' premiere companies. The competition is inspired by the popular television show, "The Apprentice." Students who are interested in pursuing positions in communications, engineering, insurance, marketing, project management, Web design, technology or sales are encouraged to visit http://www.fourhiredm.com for more information. The application deadline is Oct. 1.

 

BLACKBOARD PORTFOLIO:

Interested in developing an electronic portfolio? Faculty and students may request a Blackboard Portfolio account at http://webct.uni.edu/forms/portfolio_request.html. ITS-Educational Technology will host several opportunities for "Getting Started with Your Electronic Portfolio." To see the August and October workshop calendars, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml. For more information, call 273-2309.

 

APPLIED MEDIA CREDIT:

ITS Educational Technology is seeking seven energetic students to operate UNI’s Cable TV System. The position provides one credit-hour (working for 50 hours) in Applied Media for fall 2007. Responsibilities include management, programming, production and promotion. Contact Joyce Chen at chen@uni.edu if interested in this Applied Media credit.

 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE RESOURCES:

The UNI Substance Abuse Services Web site includes: UNI's Alcohol and Drug Policy; local, state
and federal alcohol and illicit drug laws and related penalties; health risks of alcohol and drug use; and counseling, treatment and rehabilitation programs for students and employees. This information is provided in compliance with provisions of the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act. Visit http://www.uni.edu/subabuse.

 

LEXISNEXIS ACADEMIC REDESIGN:

LexisNexis has redesigned the interface for LexisNexis Academic. Visit http://0-web.lexis-nexis.com.unistar.uni.edu/universe. The LexisNexis Academic home page links to four short video tutorials on the new interface (see right side of screen). Contact Rod Library if you have questions about search or content http://www.library.uni.edu/ris/ask.shtml.

 

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.

 

TEACHER EDUCATION MAJORS: NEW ADDRESS FOR UNITED:

Monitor your progress throughout the program by going to MyUNIverse, My Personal Records, UNITED (UNI Teacher Education Data system). This is a change of address from last year.

 

STUDENTS LEARN PERSONAL SAFETY SKILLS IN SELF-DEFENSE CLASS:

Rape Aggression Defense, or RAD, is a self-defense program for women based on teaching simple techniques to improve personal safety. UNI Public Safety will hold the RAD self-defense class twice this semester at the WRC. The first session will take place from 8:15 to 9:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 28 through Oct. 2. The second session will take place from 8:15 to 9:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 9 through Nov. 13. The fee for the 12 classes is $15. To sign up, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis/ or go to the WRC 101.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Volunteers are needed to help set up and work at the International Opportunities Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. If you can volunteer for any amount of time, it would be greatly appreciated. Learn about international opportunities available for UNI students and network with outside organizations that deal with travel, work and study abroad. Contact Yana Cornish at yana.cornish@uni.edu or 273-7078.

 

INTERNATIONAL DANCE THEATER:

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. International Dance Theater takes place from 4 to 5:45 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, in the WRC, Room 185/187. No dance experience is required.

MEETINGS:

JOIN COLLEGE REPUBLICANS:

The UNI College Republicans will hold its first meeting at 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 27, in the State Room in the lower level of Maucker Union. Hear about the fun activities planned for this year. For more information, contact mspiegel@uni.edu.

 

CIRCLE K MEETING:

Circle K will meet at 5 p.m. every Wednesday in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. Circle K members volunteer throughout the school year in the Cedar Valley area, helping all types of groups and individuals. For more information, or if you will not be able to attend the first meeting, contact Julia Ruetten at jquinnr@uni.edu.

 

CEO MEETING:

The Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization meeting will take place from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, in BCS 128. A drawing will take place for the freshman winner of the $50 gift certificate to UBS and fall semester activities will be discussed. For more information, contact laurie.watje@uni.edu or 273-JPEC.

 
URBAN GOSPEL MUSIC AND COMMERCIAL MUSIC WORKSHOP:

The first Cedar Valley Gospel and Commercial Music Workshop will take place at 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 31, at the GBPAC Davis Hall, and at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, Waterloo. The workshops will be led by Byron J. Smith, associate professor of music at Los Angeles Harbor College. Admission is free; participation requires registration. For more information, or to register, e-mail celeste.bembry@uni.edu

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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, in 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.

 

ALPHA XI DELTA SORORITY EVENTS:

Monday, Aug. 28: mocktails; Tuesday, Aug. 29: swimming at the WRC (6:45 p.m.); Tuesday, Sept. 4: Craft Night; Wednesday, Sept. 5: Scene-It; Thursday, Sept. 6: ice cream sundaes; Monday, Sept. 10: spa night; Tuesday, Sept. 11: music videos; Wednesday, Sept. 12: TV show. All events begin at 8 p.m. (unless otherwise noted), at the Alpha Xi Delta sorority house (2410 College St.) For more information, contact alphaxideltauni@gmail.com.

PERFORMING ARTS:

THEATRE UNI PRESENTS DESIGN PRESENTATIONS FOR FALL PLAYS:

Join Theatre UNI for previews of the scenic, lighting, costume and makeup design for Caryl Churchill's comedy, "Cloud 9," Tuesday, Aug. 28, and for Shakespeare's comedy, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Tuesday, Sept. 4. Both will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Strayer-Wood Theare. Admission is free.

 

CLINT BLACK TO APPEAR AT GBPAC:

One of country music's most celebrated performers, Clint Black, will be in concert at the GBPAC at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7. Laura Bryna will open for Black. Performance sponsors are John Deere Operations and iwireless. Join your friends on the lawn of the Gallagher-Bluedorn for a country BBQ starting at 6 p.m. Meal tickets are $10 and must be purchased no later than one week prior to the show. For tickets or more information call 3-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com. UNI students receive a 50 percent discount with a valid student ID, or can purchase $5 student rush tickets to select performances that are not sold out on the day of the show.

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., Wednesday, 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:

INTRAMURAL SOFTBALL LEAGUES FOR MEN, WOMEN, & CO-REC:

A managers' meeting will take place at 4 p.m., Monday, Aug. 27, in the SEC, Room 252. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 28 and 29, in the WRC 101. League play begins Wednesday, Sept. 5. A $50 forfeit fee is applicable.

 

INTRAMURAL TENNIS & RACQUETBALL SINGLES & CO-REC:

Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 27 through Wednesday, Aug. 29, in the WRC 101. Tournament brackets will be posted after 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, in the WRC. Play begins Tuesday, Sept. 4.

 

INTRAMURAL SOFTBALL OFFICIALS WANTED:

Those interested should attend a rules clinic at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28, in WRC 103 or at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, in WRC 150. The pay rate is $6.20 per game. Team members who wish to officiate may play with their respective teams. You must know the days (M-W or T-Th) your team plays, so you can be assigned to officiate on alternative days.

 
OPEN CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:

A managers' meeting will take place at 4 p.m., Monday, Aug. 27, in the SEC 252. Tournament entries are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, in WRC 101. A tournament bracket will be posted after 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6. Tournament play will take place at 1:15 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 15. The entry fee is $20 per team. Open to students, faculty and staff.

 

8-ON-8 LEAGUE DODGEBALL:

A managers' meeting will take place at 4 p.m., Monday, Aug. 27, in the SEC 252. Make-up managers' meetings are scheduled at 3:15 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the WRC 103 and at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, in the WRC 150. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 28 and 29, in the WRC 101. League schedules will be available after 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, at the WRC 101. League play begins Monday, Sept. 10, in the WRC South Courts.

 

2007 FANTASY FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT:

Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29 to Friday, Aug. 31, in the WRC 101. The entry fee is $5 per player, due at registration. Play begins Thursday, Sept. 6. Contact will be made by e-mail by 3 p.m., Sept. 4, with password and league user name.

 

WRC INTRAMURAL FUN RUN:

Registration takes place from 3 to 3:45 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7, in the WRC 101. Contestants should report to the starting area by 3:55 p.m. The race begins at 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7, on the intramural fields west of the UNI-Dome.

 

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. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis Contact Dana.Foster@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

WRS HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus everyday? Lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year). Ask a fitness supervisor at HB, or contact Kristy Leen, WRS Personal Fitness Coordinator at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu.

 

PERSONAL TRAINERS WANTED:

The Wellness and Recreation Center is looking for motivated students who want to become a personal trainer. Classes are from 4 to 5:30 p.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays, in the WRC 252. Classes start Tuesday, Sept. 18. For more information, contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167.

HOURS

WELLNESS RECREATION CENTER:

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

 

HEALTH BEAT HOURS FOR FALL 2007:

The Health Beat located in Maucker Union is open for use 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday.

 

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

 

CHANGE IN LIBRARY HOURS FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours_special.shtml#labor

 


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