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Monday, Oct. 15
UNI Police are investigating an assault that took place at approximately 11 p.m., Oct. 2. on the south side of Bartlett Hall, near the archway to the Commons. Witnesses reported a black male assaulting a black female. The assailant was described as wearing a red shirt and red sweatpants.
In another incident, a woman reported being grabbed while near the Kamerick Art Building courtyard around 9 p.m., Oct. 8. The victim was able to pull away and run from the area. No description of the assailant could be provided. If anyone has information about either incident, please contact UNI Police at 273-2712.
Student tickets for the Nov. 6 Republican Presidential Candidates Debate at UNI will be available starting at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, at any UNItix location (Gallagher-Bluedorn or UNI-Dome NW entrance). Student tickets will only be available Oct. 18 and 19. Seats are free, but tickets are required. No phone orders, walk-up only. One ticket per student ID. First come, first served. Limited number available. Tickets for the general public will be available beginning Monday, Oct. 22. For information, call 273-4TIX.
Speak up on how student computer fees are spent. Rod Library will conduct its annual survey of student computing interests Monday, Oct. 15, through Wednesday, Oct. 24. The survey is available at http://www.uni.edu/library/scfsurvey.shtml or in paper form in the library lobby.
Rod Library would like to have a few students look at the library's Web site and give feedback. To help, fill out a volunteer form at http://www.uni.edu/library/webreview.shtml by Friday, Oct. 19. Those who help will receive a UNI glass as a thank you.
Congratulations to Lisa Kleinwort, Tyler Kalina and Andreea Dragoi for winning last weeks Purple Pride Trivia contest. The correct answer: there are 16,300 fixed seats in the UNI-Dome.
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 email@example.com. Entry forms also may be picked up at the University Museum.
Connecting Alumni to Students is now recruiting. Hang out with UNI's alumni, network with current students and past graduates, give campus tours, help host on-campus events, tailgate with alumni in different parts of the Midwest and build your team and leadership skills. Pick up an application at the Alumni House or apply online at http://www.unialum.org/cats/. Applications are due Friday, Oct. 26.
Nominations are being accepted for the Administration and Finance (A&F) Division's High Five Award for Staff Excellence. Permanent A&F employees with a minimum of two years of service are eligible to receive the award. Any member of the university community can submit a nomination. Watch UNI Online for more information or visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/high_five.shtml. Submission deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 7.
The UNI Today alumni magazine goes to nearly 100,000 alumni twice a year. As UNI's premier communication vehicle, it's the best way to involve and inform alumni and friends about what UNI graduates are doing in the world. A recent readership survey shows that the magazine is widely read and well received. Our readership informs us that they have a high level of interest in alumni profiles. If you know of an alum with a compelling story, tell us about it. Make suggestions to the NIT advisory board by filling out the online form at http://www.unialum.org/proserv/suggestion.shtml.
Magic. Money. Experience. The Disney Theme Parks & Resorts College Program at the Walt Disney World® Resort is truly a one-of-a kind experience. Find out more about the program and the application process, as well as talk with a student who has experienced it. Student representatives are available to talk with every Monday this semester from 4 to 5 p.m. in the main entrance of Rod Library by the circulation desk. For more information, contact Laura Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Multicultural Education's computer lab is available to all UNI students. The lab is located in Maucker Union 109 and is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy a friendly, quiet study space and free popcorn all day every Tuesday. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.
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 email@example.com. Free.
Explore nursing programs (undergraduate/masters/accelerated) and careers Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Commons Ballroom. An information session about six different programs and requirements will take place at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. A panel discussion about careers and educational opportunities in nursing will take place at 2 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/advising/event/career/explorenursing.html.
If you need help starting an assignment, or you want to improve the quality of your papers attend these free help sessions. Register by e-mail to Deanne.Gute@uni.edu.and come as often or as little as you like. Include name, phone number and section preference. SEC 1: M/W 2-2:50 p.m., (ITT 28); SEC 2: M/W 6-6:50 p.m., (ITT 28); SEC 3: T/TH 2-2:50 p.m. (WRT 5); SEC 4: T/TH 4-4:50 p.m., (WRT 5). Please bring a copy of your class syllabus to the first session. These sessions meet twice weekly through Dec. 6.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
An information session on the Immersion Spanish Language and Culture program in Chile will take place from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Maucker Union Purple Pen Room, and from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22, in the Maucker Union North Room.
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 email@example.com.
Come to a National Student Exchange (NSE) informational meeting at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22, in the Maucker Union State College Room and learn more about attending another college or university within the U.S. and Canada while paying UNI tuition. Students must have a 2.5 UNI and cumulative GPA and at least 30 credit hours to participate.
An English-teaching camp will take place from July 5 through Aug. 3. Capstone and World of Technology additional credits are available. Tickets can be reimbursed up to $1,000. Insurance, housing, meals and pocket money are provided. Attend the information session from 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Baker 161. For more information, call the UNI Study Abroad Center (Baker 59) at 273-7078, visit http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
All students are invited to the Society for Human Resource Management meeting at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the CBB 227. Lisa K. Smith will present on resume and interviewing tips. Smith is the owner of her own recruiting company in the Cedar Valley. Refreshments will be served.
The next CEO meeting will take place from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, in BCS 30. There will be a field trip to a local business and the November National CEO convention in Chicago will be discussed. For more information, call 273-JPEC or contact Laurie Watje at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-2020.
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):
UNI's Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society will sell T-shirts, sweatshirts, scrubs, buttons and other items from 8 a.m to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, and Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the SEC Lobby. Proceeds will support KDP education and service projects.
A used book sale will take place from noon to 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at the lower level of the Wesley Foundation (2422 College St.). More than 4,000 books from every genre will be available and priced to sell. The student-run Anthropology Association is sponsoring this sale to support its club and local libraries. For more information, contact email@example.com.
The 34th Teacher Education Induction Convocation will take place at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the GBPAC. The 400 UNI teacher-education students eligible for induction have been sent invitations. RSVP cards are due Wednesday, Oct. 17. Stephen Fortgang is the convocation speaker. Family and friends are invited to attend.
Rod Library welcomes students and their families over Family Weekend (Oct. 26-28). That weekend a raffle will take place at the library for two prizes, a blanket for a UNI student and a book for a family member. While visiting Rod Library, families are invited to take a self-guided tour. For more information, visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/archives/2007/10/family_weekend.html.
Attend the UNI Study Abroad Family Weekend Open House from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, in Baker Hall 161. Students, parents, faculty and staff are invited to learn about study abroad opportunities and experiences from Study Abroad staff members and past participants. For more information, contact Yana Cornish at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-7078.
The Cedar Valley Episcopal Campus ministry welcomes all to Sunday worship services at 5 p.m. at Lutheran Campus Ministry, 2616 College Street.
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.
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.
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; and no piece may harm the space or its occupants. No Shame Theatre will take place at 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, 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 email@example.com.
Panther Productions presents Switchfoot and Relient K in concert with special guests Ruth at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, in McLeod Center. Tickets are $20 for students (limit 4 tickets per student) and $25 for general public, plus fees. Tickets are on sale now at all UNItix locations (UNI-Dome, McLeod Center and GBPAC), by phone at 273-4TIX or online at http://www.tickets.uni.edu.
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.
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.
No Shame Theatre and UNISTA present "Shameless Tease," a Burlesque and drag show, at 10 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, at the APR, Strayer-Wood Theatre (downstairs). Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5, or $3 with a can donation. This show contains adult language and situations. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Theatre UNI presents Shakespeare's romantic comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream," directed by Jay Edelnant. Featuring big band music and swing dance, the show will run Thursday, Oct. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $12 general, $8 youth and free for UNI students with ID. For a performance schedule, visit http://www.theatreuni.com.
Yamamto Drummers of Japan will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This high-energy group performs on the ancient Japanese wadaiko drums. 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.
The KUNI Blues Blowout returns to the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo on Saturday, Nov. 17, featuring versatile, flamboyant Chicago blues rocker, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater. Opening the show is the 2007 Iowa Blues Challenge winners, Matt Woods & the Thunderbolts, from Des Moines. Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 at the door). Advance tickets can be ordered online at http://www.kuniradio.org (in the STORE section) or by calling KUNI weekdays at 273-6400 or 800-772-2440, ext. 0. Advance tickets also are available at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls. All proceeds benefit KUNI Public Radio.
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.
The Tallgrass Prairie Center is hosting an America's Lost Landscape Activity Guide Workshop for fifth through 12th- grade science teachers, naturalists and nonformal educators. This workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Nov. 10. The workshop requires a $25 non-refundable registration fee (includes one hour of graduate credit from UNI, workshop materials, Lost Landscape Film DVD, and curriculum DVD). Both days must be attended to receive credit. For more information, or to register, contact Marcy Seavey (Baker 175) at 273-7496 or email@example.com.
Do you need to learn more about the graduate school application process? A free Applying to Graduate School Workshop will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the recently mounted exhibits on the National Student Exchange, "What NSSE Told Us about Students at UNI," and programming sponsored by the Holocaust Remembrance and Education Committee. For more information, see Library News at http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/.
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.
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 273-2437 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.
Face-to-Face, a panel discussion with those living with HIV/AIDS, will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the WRC, Room 252. Panel members will share their personal stories about their struggles and successes living with HIV/AIDS. For more information, call Joan Thompson at 273-2198.
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.
"Resistance as a Response to German Oppression: A Comparative Approach," will be presented by Nechama Tec, professor emerita of sociology, University of Connecticutt, Stamford. 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.
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.
The 34th Annual Carl Becker Memorial Lecture in History will be presented by Timothy H. Breen at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Seerley 115. Breen is the William Smith Mason Professor of History at Northwestern University. The title of his lecture is "It Rained Dead Cats and Dogs the Day the Revolution Began: Ideology and Resistance on the Eve of National Independence." The lecture is free and open to the public. For further information, contact email@example.com.
The film "The Lives of Others / Das Leben der Anderen" will be shown at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the CAC 108. This film is a 2007 Oscar award winner for Best Foreign Language Film. The story begins in East Berlin five years before the fall of the Berlin Wall. An actress and a playwright are spied on by a wiretapping expert with the Stasi, East Germany’s Secret Police. The conversations he overhears oppose the totalitarian state and gradually begin to challenge his beliefs in the former socialist republic. Adult language and content. Running time: 137 min. In German with English subtitles.
The film "Unlikely Heroes" will be shown at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Hearst Center for the Arts. This documentary is a moving and fascinating look at lesser-known profiles in courage: a rabbi's son disguised as a high-ranking Nazi, a therapist teaching children to secretly draw and paint to escape the camp’s horrors, Polish sisters in Auschwitz smuggling gunpowder from a munitions factory to blow up a crematorium. Adult language and content. Running time: 120 minutes.
Is a cold keeping you up at night? Are allergies slowing you down? Stop by the UNI pharmacy in the Student Health Center for a wide selection of over-the-counter medications to help with whatever ails you. The pharmacy stocks generic versions of many popular medications including NyQuil, DayQuil, Claritin, and Sudafed. A pharmacist is there to help you select the right medication. For more information, visit http://www.unipharmacy.com or call 273-2154.
Entry forms will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or 273-7167. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/PT/index.html.
WRS Fitness program is offering a 30 day incentive program to help you stay active during the holidays. Walk, run, cycle, swim and use fitness equipment. Keep moving and record your minutes. Finish 500 to 750 minutes in 30 days and enjoy a free sweatshirt. Healthy tips and incentives will be provided. The fee is $20 and the program begins Monday, Oct. 15. Join as a group or by yourself. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/ and click on WRS 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.
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