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Monday, Oct. 8

NEWS:

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT ALLEN - UNI TO HOST NATIONAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE:

The National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has asked UNI to host a nationally televised debate among the Republican presidential candidates on Nov. 6. The debate will be telecast live on MSNBC from 8 to 10 p.m. NBC will publicly announce the event on Thursday, Oct. 4.

The debate will be held in the GBPAC's Great Hall. Along with the debate, UNI will host MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews." More than 300 national media are expected to converge on UNI.

This is a unique opportunity for a public comprehensive university like UNI to showcase itself before a national audience. Dozens of volunteer opportunities will be available for our students, as well as the chance to highlight our high-quality faculty and staff.

Central to my decision to accept this opportunity was the understanding that UNI students wouldn't be adversely affected. All classes will be held as scheduled, although some locations will change. Music recitals, rehearsals and performances will either be rescheduled or relocated.

For more information, see www.uni.edu/debates. Individuals or groups interested in volunteering or sponsoring this event, can send an e-mail to debates@uni.edu.

More details will follow as the date approaches.

 

CAMPUS SMOKING SURVEY:

The UNI Smoking Policy Review Committee is assessing the UNI community's views on the campus smoking policy via a survey on MyUNIverse available until Sunday, Oct. 14. For more information, e-mail Andrew Morse, student body president and committee chairperson, at morse@uni.edu.

 

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/. Congratulations to last weeks' winners Kayde Ewing, Brock Holman and Ashley Balvanz.

 

IOWA UP CLOSE:

The University Museum is hosting a photography contest in connection with its spring exhibit, "Earth from Space," on display Feb. 16 through June 28. Any Iowa resident is eligible to participate. Submissions must be received by Dec. 7. For more information, or for an entry form, contact Romney Hall or Pam Schwartz at 273-2188 or earthfromspaceuni@hotmail.com. Entry forms also may be picked up at the University Museum.

 

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.

 

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES NEWSLETTER:

http://www.uni.edu/disability/documents/October2007StudentNewsletter.pdf.

 

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.

 

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

HOW TO COMPLETE THE UNI COMMON SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION:

Do you need money to pay for school? Learn how to complete the UNI Common Scholarship Application in a free workshop from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, or from 9 to 9:50 a.m., 10 to 10:50 a.m., or 11 to 11:50 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10. All workshops will take place in the ITTC 138. Students do not need to attend more than one session. Interested students must register by calling 273-2346. Sponsored by the Center for Academic Achievement and Student Support Services.

 

CREATING A PERSONAL ESSAY WORKSHOP:

Learn how to write a description of yourself for scholarship applications. A free "Creating a Personal Essay" workshop will take place from 10 to 10:50 a.m., Monday, Oct. 15, in the SEC 129. Interested students must register by calling 273-2346. Sponsored by the Center for Academic Achievement and Student Support Services.

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

This session will take place from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22, in BCS 30. Advance registration required. For more information, or to register, call 273-JPEC or e-mail jpec@uni.edu. Free.

 

MEETINGS:

CAPSTONE IN POLAND:

Learn about summer capstone and studies in the Holocaust program in Poland. Attend a presentation at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, in Seerley 220. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office in Baker 59 at 273-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu.

 

UNI COLLEGE REPUBLICANS MEETING:

The UNI College Republicans will meet at 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room.

 

MULTICULTURAL TEACHING ALLIANCE MEETING:

A Multicultural Teaching Alliance (MTA) meeting will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, in the Maucker Union Meditation Room. MTA is a student organization open to any student interested in learning about diversity, multicultural education and teaching. Members plan and participate in multicultural workshops, service projects, conferences and trips. MTA members also have opportunities to work with Pre K-12 students and educators from diverse backgrounds. For more information, contact Janet McClain at 273-2924, janet.mcclain@uni.edu or Gloria Holmes at 273-2007, gloria.holmes@uni.edu.

 

CAPSTONE IN NICARAGUA OR SPRING BREAK IN GHANA:

Come to an information session and learn how to fulfill the capstone requirement in 11 days this summer in Nicaragua. Perhaps an unforgettable spring break in Ghana, drumming and dancing, sounds better. If either of these programs interest you, attend the meeting at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the CBB, Room 125. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/~schragec/classes.htm.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN NICARAGUA:

A meeting to discuss the July 2008 Study Abroad program in Nicaragua will take place from 8 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room.

 

INTERNATIONAL CLUB OF BUSINESS STUDENTS MEETING:

The next ICBS meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the CBB 125. The upcoming social events and Japanese Export Trade Organization (JETRO) conference will be discussed. Open to all. For more information, e-mail jane.yagla@gmail.com.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

HOMECOMING:

See Homecoming schedule at http://www.uni.edu/homecoming/events.shtml.

 

PURPLE PRIDE DAY: FRIDAY, OCT. 12:

Celebrate the purple in your life with UNI's third-annual Purple 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. Purple Pride continues with the "Purple Out" in the Dome for the Homecoming football game and on Panther Fridays for the rest of the year.

 

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.

 

SMASH THE SALUKIS:

Join the tailgating crowd and come to the parking lot northwest of the WRC to "Smash the Salukis" before the game. From noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, destroy a car painted like a Southern Illinois Saluki using a baseball bat ($1) or a sledgehammer ($2). Pi Sigma Epsilon will sell "Smash the Salukis" T-shirts.

 

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.

 

HOMECOMING SPECIAL:

Enjoy fresh, hot popcorn at Essentials in Maucker Union, Biscotti's in Redeker and 23rd St. Market for only 50 cents per bag during Homecoming week, Monday, Oct. 8 through Friday, Oct. 12.

 

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.

 

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.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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.

 

CEDAR VALLEY EPISCOPAL CAMPUS MINISTRY:

The Cedar Valley Episcopal Campus ministry welcomes all to Sunday worship services at 5 p.m. at Lutheran Campus Ministry, 2616 College Street.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE: MONDAY, OCT. 8 - SWITCHBACK:

Switchback, a duo whose music ranges from original Americana to traditional Celtic, will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

'ECHOES FROM THE NEW WORLD':

Travel back in time with Teatro del Pueblos's "Echoes from the New World," a spellbinding and inspiring performance that teaches Latin American history in an authentic and comedic way. The touring performance will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. A reception will follow. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme/hhm07.htm.

 

CLOUD 9:

Theatre UNI presents the comedy "Cloud 9" by Caryl Churchill, directed by Cynthia Goatley, Oct. 18 through Nov. 3, in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Tickets are $12 for the general public and free for UNI students with ID. "Cloud 9" is a hilarious sexual romp that bends all the rules. It contains strong language and adult situations. For complete information, visit http://www.theatreuni.com.

 

SHAKTI DANCE COMPANY:

Shakti Dance Company will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This high-voltage performance consists of intensely physical and superbly coordinated footwork from South India’s Bharata Natyam dance tradition, to the deeply luminous technique of Odissi that was performed by temple dancers in Eastern India.

Also, enjoy a traditional Indian meal for just $10, starting at 6 p.m. in the lobby. All meal reservations must be made before Friday, Oct. 12. UNI students receive a 50 percent discount with a valid student ID, or can purchase $5 student rush tickets to select performances not sold out on the day of the show. For tickets, or for more information, call 273-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.

 

CONFERENCES:

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.


JETRO CONFERENCE:

UNI Business, in a joint effort with the Iowa Department of Economic Development, will host a conference of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) on Friday, Nov. 2, in the SEC. A panel of speakers will offer a range of perspectives concerning opportunities for trade and business in Japan. Panelists include Japan trade experts who have special insights on the Japanese economy, opportunities that exist for Iowa businesses, the support network available, and first hand experiences. Registration is $20, students free with student ID. For more information, or to register, contact japanlecture@uni.edu.

 

PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

CEDAR VALLEY DISCUSS DIVERSITY:

Anne Tyler's "Digging to America " will be discussed from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, at the University Museum. Two Korean babies are adopted the same day, one by an Iranian family, the other by an American couple. Two very different sets of traditions and cultures blend to include family members young and old. Participants need not have read the book. For further information contact Judy Beckman, at 268-0544 or drjudy.beckman@cfu.net.

 

SIGMA XI LECTURE:

Teri Odom of Northwestern University will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, in 201 McCollum Science Hall. She will provide an introduction to nanoscience and discuss some of the exciting prospects of nanotechnology. In particular, she will focus on how nanoparticles can interact with light to produce a rainbow of different colors and discuss examples of nanoparticles that are already being used in every day applications.

 

TEACHING: MYTHS AND REALITIES:

The UNI Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa International Education Association is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a presentation from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the SEC 244. Humorist/educator Mel Heller will discuss "Teaching: Myths and Realities." Birthday cake and lemonade will be provided.

 

IOWA POLITICS TODAY:

The Department of Political Science is sponsoring a forum on current issues in Iowa politics from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Sabin 102. Members of the Cedar Valley's legislative contingent, including State Rep. Bob Kressig and State Sen. Jeff Danielson and Bill Dotzler will speak.

 

PROSE IN MOTION:

John Bresland, video artist, writer, and UNI alum, will explore and demonstrate how the writer's voice, in collaboration with images and sound, can extend the reach of language, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, in Lang Hall 12.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES:

The Department of Earth Science presents Stephen McCluskey, West Virginia University, speaking on "Astronomy and Church Orientations in Early Medieval England." This discussion will take place at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15, in LAT 125. All are invited.

 

2007 LELAND WILSON ENDOWED CHEMISTRY LECTURE:

Geri Richmond, who holds the Richard M. and Patricia H. Noyes Professorship in Chemistry at the University of Oregon, will discuss "The Magic and Mysteries of Water," at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Open to the public. Free. For reservations to the 6 p.m. dinner in the Ballroom, at $12.50 per person, call Gaile Tolbert at 3-2437 by Tuesday, Oct. 9. The endowed lectureship was established this year by a gift from Wilson's daughter, Mary Sue Coleman, president of the University of Michigan, and her husband, Kenneth Coleman.

 

ABNORMAL HEAD SHAPE: BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE MOLDER:

Tyler O’Brien, UNI assistant professor of anthropology, will discuss artificial cranial deformation and the reasons behind this cultural practice, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, at the University Museum.

 

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.

 

WORKSHOP: DANCE OF INDIA:

Join the dancers and musicians from Shakti Dance Company for a one-hour workshop, Bharata Natyam: Dance of India, at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, at the CME. Dancers and musicians will demonstrate this traditional art form and will conduct a question and answer session. For more information, call 273-3679.

 

HOLOCAUST SCHOLARS' LECTURES:

"Resistance as a Response to German Oppression: A Comparative Approach," will be presented by Nechama Tec, professor emerita of sociology, University of Stamford, Conn. Tec will discuss her current research project, a comparative examination of Jewish and non-Jewish resistance groups under German occupation.

"Jewish Survival Through Work and Bribery: The Case of the Starachowice Factory Slave Labor Camps," will be presented by Christopher R. Browning, Frank Porter Graham Professor of History, University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill. Browning will examine the survival strategies of the Jews incarcerated in slave labor camps between October 1942 and July 1944.

Both lectures will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the SEC 244/245. http://www.uni.edu/holocaust.

 

PUBLIC DISCUSSION FORUM WITH HOLOCAUST SCHOLARS NECHAMA TEC AND CHRISTOPHER BROWNING:

This discussion will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, in the SEC 244/245. Using their current projects on Jewish and non-Jewish resistance and on the Starachowice Slave Labor Camps, these scholars will describe how their disciplines of sociology and history inform their research. They will also discuss the problems they have confronted in using oral testimony and written records to understand the Holocaust, as well as their collaborative efforts on a new book.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

INTRAMURAL MADDEN 08 FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT:

Entry forms will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15 through Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the WRC 101. There is an entry fee of $5 per player. Payment due with registration. Brackets will be e-mailed and posted Monday, Oct. 22, on the WRC intramural bulletin board. Play begins Monday, Oct. 22. Open to students, faculty and staff.

 
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 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.

 
AUTUMN-MATIC WELLNESS FAIR 2007:

The Autumn-matic Wellness Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the WRC North Gyms. Agencies, businesses and organizations from the campus and community will be on site with valuable health and wellness information. Various screenings and flu shots ($24) also will be available. Participants will be eligible for door prizes and a grand prize of a $100 gift certificate donated by University Book and Supply. For more information, contact Deedra Dahlager, UNI wellness resource coordinator, at 273-7162. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services. Sponsored by TIAA-CREF.

 

BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILE (BCP):

Blood is drawn to test for 23 components including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, blood sugar, iron, etc. Blood Chemistry Profiles will be available from 7 to 9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the WRC Main Corridor. Cost is $20 for BCP; $10 extra for prostate test (PSA); $5 extra for thyroid test (TSH). Pay by cash or check only. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 273-6119 to schedule an appointment. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 

FLU SHOT CLINICS:

Flu shots will be provided from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the WRC North Gym in conjunction with the Wellness Fair. Flu shots will be given at the Student Health Clinic from 7 to 9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24; 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13; and 7 to 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14. The cost is $24 payable by cash, check, ubill or payroll deduct. Insurance filing accepted. Visit http://www.uni.edu/health/. For more information, contact the Health Clinic at 273-7425 or healthcenter@uni.edu.

 

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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