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Monday, Sept. 24

NEWS:

UNI RECEIVES $3 MILLION NAMING GIFT -- CELEBRATION MONDAY, SEPT. 24:

Des Moines businessman Richard O. (Dick) Jacobson has given a $3 million gift to UNI. Currently under construction, the Richard O. Jacobson Human Performance Complex will encompass a three-story addition within the north end of the UNI-Dome, the two-story Human Performance Center, and remodeled portions of the Wellness and Recreation Center. His gift includes a challenge to raise an additional $2 million for programs served by the complex (including the Human Performance Center). A celebration is set for Monday, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m. in the GBPAC lobby. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Call 3-6078 for more information. See the full news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3158

 
MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT ALLEN:

I wish to thank the campus community for sharing its views on the issue of arming our campus police officers. Your responses to my request for input were thoughtful and professional. They helped immeasurably in fashioning my recommendation to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. I'm proud that we were successful in engaging the campus in a thorough and meaningful discussion. Again, thanks to each and every one of you for contributing your voices and your efforts toward the resolution of a difficult and complex issue.

 

BOR APPROVES $5.5 MILLION REQUEST FOR MATH AND SCIENCE ED INITIATIVE:

The Board of Regents office directed President Allen and the Math and Science Education Initiative steering committee to coordinate a fiscal year 2009 appropriations request. The steering committee, comprised of faculty from the three Regent universities, created the $5.5 million proposal that addresses student performance in math and science courses, teacher shortages and the need for state collaboration. The proposal was approved at this week's Board of Regents meeting. For more information about this initiative and the proposal, visit http://www.uni.edu/pres/math-science

 

SENIOR CLASS GIFT:

Did you know that it has been a tradition since the 1800s for each senior class to give a gift to the university? Generations of students have left UNI a better place. Leave your mark. Be part of this important tradition by joining the Senior Class Gift Committee. Freshmen through seniors are needed. For more information, contact krystalc@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni-foundation.org

 

EAST BARTLETT VS. BARTLETT HALL:

Bartlett Hall is a part of the Department of Residence and East Bartlett houses administrative offices. When giving directions, be mindful of this information.

 

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

KAPLAN PRACTICE TESTS:

Career Services is sponsoring the Kaplan Practice Tests on Saturday, Oct. 20, in the SEC. Students considering graduate or professional school have the opportunity to take a practice test and receive feedback on their test scores. Pre-register at http://www.kaptest.com/practice for the GRE (General), GMAT, LSAT or MCAT. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m., and testing begins at 10:30 a.m. Free.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS:

This session will be offered from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, in BCS 30. Advance registration required. For more information, or to register, call 273-JPEC, or e-mail jpec@uni.edu. No fees to attend.

 

INTERNATIONAL CLUB OF BUSINESS STUDENTS' TRIP TO ST. LOUIS:

Come to St. Louis Sunday, Sept. 30, through Tuesday, Oct. 2, for tours, presentations and discussions with business leaders who conduct international business. Students will visit Anheuser-Busch, Brown Shoe Company, Monsanto, Build-a-Bear and Mart Corporation. Tourist sites will be visited Sunday. Come along for professional development opportunities, a night or two out on the town, and the chance to meet new people while learning about one another's cultures. These are university approved (excused) absences. For more information, e-mail jane.yagla@gmail.com

 
TEST PREPARATION HELP:

Do you need to learn more about preparing for tests? A free Test Preparation Workshop will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2, in ITTC Room 28. Interested students must register by calling 273-2346. Success Workshops are sponsored by the Center for Academic Achievement and Student Support Services.

 

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.

 

BUSINESS TRAINING CLASSES:

The UNI Regional Business Center-Small Business Development Center and Iowans for Social and Economic Development Ventures are offering a series of training classes for start-up and existing businesses beginning Thursday, Sept. 27. The eight-week courses are free; however, space is limited. The start-up class is from 9 to 11 a.m., and the class for existing businesses is from 6 to 9 p.m. Both classes will be held in UNI's Regional Business Center-SBDC, 212 E. Fourth St. in Waterloo. To register, call 236-8123.

 

FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP FOR GRAD STUDENTS:

All graduate students are invited to attend a financial aid workshop from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday, Sept. 24, in the Maucker Union College Eye Room. Discussion topics include alternative loans for graduate students, money management, budgeting and a question and answer session. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to kkuker@uni.edu.

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

This event will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, in BCS 030. Advance registration required. No fees to attend. For more information, call 273-JPEC or e-mail jpec@uni.edu.

 

CREATING STUDY SHEETS WORKSHOP:

Do you need to learn more about making study sheets from your lecture and reading notes? A free Creating Study Sheets Workshop will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the ITTC 28. Interested students must register by calling 273-2346. Success Workshops are sponsored by the Center for Academic Achievement and Student Support Services.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN RUSSIA:

Full and partial fellowships are available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study abroad in Eurasia and Russia. Applications are due Oct. 15. The Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program and Eurasian Regional Language Program also are offered for the summer, fall or academic year. For more information contact the Study Abroad Office in Baker Hall, Room 59 at 273-7078, study-abroad@uni.edu, or visit http://www.americancouncils.org.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN SAUDI ARABIA:

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia is offering full tuition, monthly living stipend, textbook and computer allowance, and travel costs for participation in KAUST-sponsored activities in Saudi Arabia and regionally. Application deadline is Nov. 9. For more information visit http://www.kaust.edu.sa or contact Study Abroad Office in Baker Hall, Room 59 at 273-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu.

 

GILMAN SCHOLARSHIP:

The Gilman International Scholarship is accepting applications from students participating in study abroad programs during spring 2008. Some 850 Gilman Scholarships will be awarded to students studying abroad this academic year. The Gilman Scholarship is open to all U.S. undergraduates in good academic standing. Award recipients will receive up to $5,000. For more information contact the Study Abroad Office in Baker Hall, Room 59 at (319) 290-2707, e-mail study-abroad@uni.edu or visit http://www.iie.org/gilman.

 

SEPTEMBER EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS:

The UNI Counseling Center is offering a workshop Thursday, Sept. 27, on test anxiety. Preregistration is required. Workshops meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Counseling Center. Call 273-2676 to register.

MEETINGS:

UNI REPUBLICANS GRILL OUT:

Join the UNI College Republicans for free food and fun. Come to the Universtiy Mills (Sterling) Apartments near the sand volleyball court for a College Republican grill out/informal meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24.

 

STUDENTS FOR ROMNEY:

Students for Romney will meet at 7:30 p.m. (after the College Republicans picnic), Monday, Sept. 24, at Beck's on the Hill. Come see what the group is all about and/or learn about the governor. Attending the meeting does not obligate you to join the group. Please call (515) 339-4875 or e-mail darrinross@gmail.com for questions or more info.

 

CLOSER COMMUNITY, A COMMON CAUSE:

A progressive student organization is looking to unite with diverse student organizations or interested people to find a common cause in building a better community at UNI. Meetings are at 7 p.m., every Wednesday, at the fountain. For more information, e-mail mgm454@uni.edu

 

INTERNATIONAL CLUB OF BUSINESS STUDENTS MEETING - OPEN TO ALL:

The next ICBS meeting is at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, in CBB 125. The upcoming social events and Japanese Export Trade Organization (JETRO) conference will be discussed among other things. For more information e-mail jane.yagla@gmail.com.

 

CEO MEETING:

The next CEO meeting will take place from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, in BCS 30. Agenda includes scheduling members to sell T-shirts during Homecoming week and discussion of the National CEO Convention in Chicago, Nov. 2 - 4. Call 273-JPEC for details. Contact: Laurie Watje; e-mail: laurie.watje@uni.edu; phone: 273-2020.

 

CME BOOK GROUP:

Read and discuss books related to social justice, multiculturalism and race relations. The CME Book Club will meet from 3 to 4 p.m., on Oct. 1 and 18 and Nov. 5 and 29, in the CME Lobby, Maucker Union 109. During the first meeting the group will select a book. Visit www.uni.edu/cme or call 273-2250.

 

CAPSTONE IN GREECE:

There will be informational meetings for the June and July 2008 Capstone Study Abroad courses in Greece at noon and 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, and Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. Contact Gregory Bruess at bruess@uni.edu or 273-2752. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/global/greece.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

 

'CHAT' IT UP WITH BEN:

Stop by Chat's in Maucker Union, purchase a beverage, and visit with President Ben Allen. Allen will be on the west side, of the Coffee House from 7 to 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25; Tuesday, Oct. 9; and Tuesday, Oct. 23.

 

UNI HOSTS ELECTRATHON FINALS:

UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education will host the last events of the Alliant Energy Iowa Electrathon Championship Series on Saturday, Sept. 29. The battery-powered cars will race in the parking lot south of University Avenue across from the GBPAC. The design competition starts at 8 a.m. Hot laps begin at 10 a.m. with races at noon and 2 p.m. For more information about the Iowa Electrathon, contact Craig Pawlak at 273-3850 or visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/electrathon.

 
EARTH SCIENCE OPEN HOUSE:

An Earth Science Open House will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, in Latham Hall. Held in conjunction with National Earth Science Week, this event will feature planetarium shows, rock and fossil identification and a host of short presentations on topics such as earthquakes, volcanoes, severe weather and geology of exotic places. The Open House is sponsored by UNI's Department of Earth Science and BMC Aggregates L.C. Free and open to the public. http://www.earth.uni.edu/esweek.html

 

HOMECOMING EVENTS:

Sign up teams and organizations for Homecoming 2007, which runs Monday, Oct. 8, through Saturday, Oct. 13. There are lots of events to get involved with such as Maucker Murals, Panther Pride Cry, Panther Scramble and the parade. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/homecoming. Show your pride at the kick-off ceremony at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, on top of Maucker Union and at the Pep Rally at 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, outside McLeod Center.

 

CAMP ADVENTURE LAC:

Camp Adventure Youth Services is hosting its first Leadership Assessment Center (LAC) on Saturday, Oct. 6, in the WRC Room 204. The LAC interview process is from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is the first step in getting involved in the Camp Adventure program. To confirm attendance, e-mail hr@campadventure.com. For more information, visit www.campadventure.com.

 

PURPLE PRIDE DAY: Friday, Oct. 12

Celebrate the purple in your life with UNI's third-annual Pruple Pride Day. Wear UNI purple apparel, available at various retail stores and online at Panther Athletics or University Book & Supply. Take group photos showcasing your Panther pride and send to University Marketing & Public Relations via e-mail at umpr@uni.edu, or campus mail, 0392. Please include a short caption.

 
UNI HOMECOMING OUT DAY:

UNI GLBTAU will be hosting events for UNI HomeComing Out Day, including a vigil for Matthew Shepard on Wednesday, Oct. 10 and a showing of the documentary "Filthy Gorgeous" on Thursday, Oct. 11. Times and locations are TBA; watch for more information soon.

 

FALL CREATIVE DRAMA CLASSES:

Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, is offering a series of creative drama classes for children in kindergarten through high school. Classes begin Oct. 1. For a complete list of classes, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis

 

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Panther Volleyball hosts Bradley at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in the McLeod Center.

PERFORMING ARTS:

AUDITIONS FOR UNISTA'S BEST OF BROADWAY: A MUSICAL THEATRE REVUE:

Auditions will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30, in the APR, in the basement of the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Requirements: 32 bars of a prepared musical-theatre piece that best showcases your ability. Solos only. An accompanist will be provided. There also will be a movement portion to the audition. Wear comfortable clothing/footwear. A sign-up sheet is in the Green Room, in the Strayer-Wood basement. For more information, contact Ben Sheridan at emzbro@uni.edu.

 

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT CONCERT:

"Lights...camera...music!" The UNI School of Music will present its 26th Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This year's concert will feature performances by large student ensembles, faculty artists and more. For more information, or to find out how to become a special donor, visit http://www.uni.edu/music or contact Caroline Boehmer at 273-2028.

 

ALL-STATE INSTRUMENTAL WORKSHOPS:

From 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, The UNI School of Music will present its annual hands-on workshops for high-school students preparing for All State competition. These workshops will take place in the GBPAC and CEEE. This event is free; registration is required. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/music or contact Caroline Boehmer at 273-2028.

 

PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

MIDDLE EAST POLICY: WHAT YOU CAN DO:

James J. Zogby, founder and president of the Arab American Institute, an organization that serves as the political and policy research arm of the Arab American community, will speak on the topic, "The Mess We're In: How U.S. Leaders Have Failed Us in the Middle East and What You Can Do," at 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, in the Old Central Ballroom of Maucker Union. A 7:30 p.m. reception will precede the lecture. This event is sponsored by the UNI Muslim Student Association, the Department of Philosophy & Religion and the Department of Political Science.

 

KAB EXHIBIT TO OPEN:

An exhibition of ceramics and paintings, "Dean and Gunnar Schwarz: Pottery Form and Inherent Expression," will be open from Monday, Sept. 24, through Monday, Oct. 22. An artist's lecture and opening reception will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. The exhibition will feature a section devoted to his teacher and mentor, Bauhaus master potter Marguerite Wildenhain. A number of Wildenhain works are on loan from the Fine Arts Collection of Luther College in Decorah. Free and open to the public. For more information call 273-3095 or visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/

 

SHOULD COAL BE A SOURCE OF ENERGY FOR OUR ENERGY FUTURE?:

Participants will have the opportunity to present both sides to this question and hear from experts on the topic from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom A. The discussion is sponsored by the American Democracy Project and Leadership Studies. For information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu (put "opposing views" in subject line).

 

LAST LECTURE SERIES:

The Last Lecture Series invites faculty to present a lecture on any topic that is significant and intriguing to them as if it were their last lecture. The series also helps connect students with a central purpose of a college education -- the encouragement of intellectual curiosity. Marybeth Stalp, assistant professor of sociology, anthropology, and criminology, delivers her Last Lecture on "How Quilting Causes Tension in the Home" at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Seerely Hall 115.

 

'CREATIVELY CARING FOR CREATION':

Mark Kresowik, Christian social activist, will speak from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the Social Hall of St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center (1019 West 23rd St.). Kresowik is the interim coordinator of Iowa Interfaith Power and Light and an organizer for the Sierra Club's Midwest Clean Energy Campaign and Community Energy Solutions. In "Creatively Caring for Creation," Kresowik will lead a discussion about the moral imperatives for environmental stewardship and the transition toward a new culture rooted in the common good.

 

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE FILM SERIES: RESISTANCE DURING THE HOLOCAUST:

"Sophie Scholl: The Final Days" will be shown at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Hearst Center for the Arts, 204 W. Seerley. This is the true story of one of the members of White Rose, a student-led underground resistance movement in Munich, Germany. Director Marc Rothemund re-creates the last six days of Scholl’s life: a heart-stopping journey from arrest to interrogation, trial and sentence. In German with English subtitles. Running time: 117 minutes.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Lee Potter, Department of Earth Science, will present "The Chico Hills Carbonatite: Update on the Chico Sill Complex and Why Every Researcher Needs a R.A.I.S.E." at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, in Latham Hall 125.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE: SHREK 3

Shrek 3 starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

ON CAMPUS DINING:

HOT BREAKFAST AT PREXY'S:

You can get a hot breakfast at Prexy’s in Maucker Union, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. This new service at Avanti includes made-from-scratch breakfast pizza and fresh-baked cinnamon rolls. Add fresh fruit, juice, yogurt or cereal with milk for a complete breakfast.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

Entry forms are available during the week of Sept. 17 in the WRC 101. There is an entry fee of $20, with a two game guarantee. Registration will take place Monday, Sept. 24, through Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the WRC 101. Limited to the first eight teams to register. Play begins at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, on the West Campus Fields. Open to students, faculty and staff.

 

INTRAMURAL FLAG FOOTBALL:

League and officials' schedules will be e-mailed and available for pick up after 1 p.m., in the WRC 101, on Oct 1. League play will begin on the intramural fields on Oct. 2.

 

FLAG FOOTBALL OFFICIALS WANTED:

Those interested in officiating for intramural flag football should attend one of the scheduled official's clinics. A rules clinic and officials meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the WRC 150, or at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the WRC 177. Wear gum shoes and comfortable clothes. Team members who wish to officiate may still play. Know which day your team plays (Monday/Tuesday or Tuesday/Thursday) so you can be assigned alternate days/times to officiate.

 

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 each 12-class session is $15. To sign up, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis/ or go to the WRC 101.

 
FREE DEPRESSION SCREENING:

The UNI Counseling Center is offering a free, anonymous depression and anxiety screening on Thursday, Oct.

4. Screening times are 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. No appointment is needed. For more information, call 273-2676.

 

INTUITIVE EATING WORKSHOPS:

Intuitive Eating for the Chronic Dieter: 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 2, through Nov. 27. Participants will learn how to reject the diet mentality, deal with feelings without using food, honor hunger and feel fullness, normalize the relationship with food and practice the principles of intuitive eating. For more info or to register, call Joan Thompson at 273-2198.

 

WRS HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus every day? 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.

 

EXERCISE ADHERENCE:

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

 

HOURS

WELLNESS RECREATION CENTER:

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

 

HEALTH BEAT HOURS:

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/

 

 

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