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Monday, Oct. 1

NEWS:

PURPLE PRIDE TRIVIA:

The first three students to correctly answer a question win a UNI Purple For Life T-shirt. To see the questions, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/purpletrivia/.

 
VOLUNTEER USHERS NEEDED:

Theatre UNI is seeking volunteers to usher performances of "Cloud 9" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Oct. 18 through Nov. 4. Ushers receive a free ticket for the performance. For specific performance dates and times, as well as descriptions of each show, visit http://www.theatreuni.com. To volunteer, call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 273-6381.

 

HOMECOMING GIVE-AWAY:

Sign up for the Homecoming ’07 give-away at Biscotti’s in Redeker Center, Essentials and Prexy’s in Maucker Union and 23rd Street Market in the Commons. Winners will receive a football, volleyball or soccer ball signed by UNI athletes. Sponsored by the Department of Residence.

 

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

 

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

myUNIverseCT PORTFOLIO:

Interested in developing an electronic portfolio? Faculty and students may request a myUNIverseCT Portfolio account at http://webct.uni.edu/forms/portfolio_request.html. ITS-Educational Technology is hosting "Getting Started with Your Electronic Portfolio" workshops on Oct. 2 and 4. To see workshop calendars, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml. For more information, or to register, call 273-2309.

 

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.

 

CO-OP/INTERNSHIP PROGRAM ORIENTATION MEETINGS:

Seeking information on cooperative education or internships? Attend an orientation meeting from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the CBB 109. Learn about benefits of internships, application process, locating an internship and possible credit for a job you have now. For more information, contact the UNI Cooperative Education/Internship Program (Baker 214) at 273-6041 or visit http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/co-op/.

 

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.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN NICARAGUA:

An exploratory meeting to discuss the July 2008 Study Abroad program in Nicaragua, will take place from 8 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, in Maucker Union Presidential Room. Experiences include work at orphanages, visits to schools serving children with disabilities, meetings with organizations addressing social and economic needs and various cultural and recreational activities.

 

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.

 

THIRD ANNUAL 'PRINCIPAL DAY':

UNI will host the Principal Financial Group for a "Principal Day" at UNI from 2 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Students will have the chance to network within their employment area, learn more about the company and internship/career opportunities, enter a grand-prize drawing and speak to alumni who work at Principal. RSVP online by Oct. 24 at http://www.principal.com/PrincipalDays. For more information, contact Sarah Csukker, UNI Career Services, at 273-2084 or sarah.csukker@uni.edu.

MEETINGS:

SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT MEETING:

All students are invited to the Society for Human Resource Management meeting at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, in CBB 227. Joan Smothers, from UNI's Career Services, will discuss the importance of internships. Smothers is the College Relations Chair for the Cedar Valley Society for Human Resource Management. Refreshments will be served.

 

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. For more information e-mail jane.yagla@gmail.com.

 

CEO MEETING:

A CEO meeting will take place Wednesday, Oct. 3. We will attend the Mudd Advertising presentation from 4:30 to 6 p.m., in the CBB 320 and then go to BCS 30 for pizza and an entrepreneurial game, Rat Race. For details, call 273-JPEC.

 

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.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH:

The CME and Hispanic Latino Student Union are sponsoring Hispanic Heritage Month through mid-October. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or call 273-2250.

 

REDEDICATION AND NAMING OF BEGEMAN HALL:

The campus community is invited to celebrate the rededication and naming of Begeman Hall, the former Physics Building, at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5. The event will take place on the south side of the building. A reception and tours will follow the ceremony.

 

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.

 

LIBRARY BOOK SALE:

UNI will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Rod Library. Items for sale include fiction and non-fiction books in hardcover and paperback, CDs, maps, magazines and plastic record covers. These items have been removed from the library’s collection and include both adult and children's titles. Most items will be reasonably priced (rummage sale prices). For more information on the books, call Georgia at 273-2781. Payment must be made in cash or good check on site before removal. Call Vince at 273-3527 for more information.

 

FREE INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL:

Always wanted to try sushi? Like traditional Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food? Come to the CME from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, to try a variety of ethnic foods and enjoy a cultural experience. For more information, e-mail annemdvorsky@gmail.com. Sponsored by Global Associates and the International Club of Business Students.

 

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.

 

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.

 

HERITAGE HONOURS RECEPTION:

The Heritage Honours Reception will take place Friday, Oct. 12, at the GBPAC. Hors d'oeuvres and entertainment begin at 5:30 p.m., and the awards presentation begins at 6 p.m. Free. Those being honored include: Judge Jon Scoles, 1973, Alumni Achievement Award; Rodney Foster, 1983, Alumni Service Award; Troy Dannen, 1989, Young Alumni Award. The Heritage Honours is a UNI tradition dating back to 1956. http://www.unialum.org/scholarships/heritage/years.shtml.

 

SIGN UP FOR 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.

 

WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES SAFE DATE TAILGATE:

Join us before the Homecoming game for free food, pop, koozies and the chance to win gift certificates to University Book & Supply, and get tips on safe-dating practices. The Safe Date Tailgate will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, in the southwest corner of the north WRC parking lot. For more information, call 273-7102.

 

HOMECOMING BREAKFAST:

Stop by St. Stephen Catholic Student Center (next door to University Book & Supply) from 8:30 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13. Pancakes, $5 or a cinnamon roll with either hot chocolate or coffee for $1.50, will be served.

 

THIRD ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT HOMECOMING TAILGATE PARTY:

The Third Annual Graduate Student Homecoming Tailgate Party will take place at noon, Saturday, Oct. 13. Space has been reserved on the north side of the North Dome Lot (look for purple and gold balloons). The first 50 graduate students will enjoy free hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and cookies. Bring your own beverages and chairs. Bring a side dish to share, if you wish. Significant others and family members are welcome.

 

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Panther soccer opens Missouri Valley Conference play against Evansville at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex. Soccer hosts North Dakota at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex. UNI will recognize its seniors before the game.

Swimming hosts Illinois State at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Wellness & Recreation pool.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE: BETH AMSEL:

Beth Amsel, whose voice the Boston Herald calls, "simply one of the most beautiful on today's folk scene," will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 
NO SHAME THEATRE:

Open mic night meets improv comedy meets poetry slam meets juggling meets Your Mom jokes. Any type of expression is welcome. The rules to perform at No Shame are: all pieces must be original and scripted; pieces may not exceed five minutes in length; and no piece may harm the space or its occupants. No Shame Theatre will take place at 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, in the CAC, Room 108. Those interested in performing should show up at 9:30 p.m. to sign up. Admission is free. For more information, e-mail noshamecf@hotmail.com.

 

W-CF SYMPONY:

Cellist Math Haimovitz joins the WCF Symphony on Barber's Cello Concerto at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Gallagher-Bluedorn. Completing the program are pieces by Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky. Student rush tickets are $5 the day of the show. Tickets at 273-4TIX or http://wcfsymphony.org.

 

PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

MOVIE NIGHT: 'MY FAMILY':

"My Family" will be shown at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the CME (MAU 109). This film traces three generations of an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies and triumphs while living in the United States. Free popcorn and refreshments. Sponsored by the HLSU. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

ART EXHIBIT:

An exhibition of ceramics and paintings, "Dean and Gunnar Schwarz: Pottery Form and Inherent Expression," is open 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/

 

TALLGRASS PRAIRIE FALL SEMINAR SERIES:

David Engle, chair of the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at ISU, will discuss “Grassland Heterogeneity: The Use of Patch Burn Grazing as a Management Technique” at 3:30 p.m., Wednedsay, Oct. 10, in the Tallgrass Prairie Center, Room 9. First in a series of seminars on natural resource research and management.

 

SAUDI-U.S. RELATIONSHIP CONFERENCE:

The UNI Saudi Student Club is hosting a Saudi-U.S. Relationship Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 24, with events, speakers and discussions about Saudi Arabian politics, journalism and women. Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the U.S. Adel Ab-Jubeir will give the keynote address at 1 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free and open to the public. For more information, or to see the full schedule, visit http://www.uni.edu/saudi.

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:

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS:

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. UNI Health Education in Action (University Health Services) is providing information throughout the month of October regarding breast cancer. Stop by its table in Maucker Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, to pick up information.

 

UNDERSTANDING SELF AND OTHERS:

The UNI Counseling Center is offering a therapy group, "Understanding Self and Others," beginning Monday, Oct. 8. The group will meet on Mondays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the UNI Counseling Center. This is an opportunity for men and women to discuss the many personal issues university students face. In a safe and confidential environment, students can share and process their experiences with others. Common issues that may be discussed are: stress, depression/anxiety, adjustment, relationship issues, self esteem and communication difficulties. If interested, call 273-2676 before the start date.

 

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.

 

INTRAMURAL 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL LEAGUES FOR MEN AND WOMEN:

Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, through Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the WRC, Room 101. League play begins Sunday, Oct. 21. Games will be played at 5 p.m., on Sunday evenings, on the WRC south courts. Sign up for one of the following time slots: 5 and 5:25 p.m.; 5:50 and 6:15 p.m.; or 6:40 and 7:05 p.m. For more information, contact Cindy Klatt, Intramural Sports Coordinator, at 273-7262 or cynthia.klatt@uni.edu.

 

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 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 free and 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.

 

HOURS

WELLNESS REC HOMECOMING HOURS:

The Wellness/Recreation Center (WRC) will be closed for recreation on Saturday, Oct. 13, but will be open for self-directed tours. The WRC will have regular Sunday hours, Oct. 14, from 3 to 11 p.m.

 

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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Last Modified: September 28, 2007