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Monday, Dec. 3
UNI's new emergency notification system, UNI Alert, is on track to go into effect early next semester. Students, faculty and staff are asked to update their emergency contact information before Dec. 15. Go to MyUNIverse and click on "Update My Personal Information" in the "My Personal Records" section. Once there, click on the UNI Alert tab. http://myuniverse.uni.edu
For more information about UNI Alert, see http://www.uni.edu/resources/alert/faq.shtml. The first UNI Alert test is scheduled for early February.
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, recently approved the request for campus police at the three state universities to be armed while on duty. Arming campus police officers is one part of a larger plan developed by the institutions to ensure safer campus environments. At UNI, these measures include the installation of an electronic rapid-notification system, an outdoor loudspeaker notification system, additional counselors, additional police officers, campus-wide education sessions about critical incidents, and a transparent review of Department of Public Safety use-of-force policies and procedures. See full text at
The Intercollegiate Academics Fund (IAF) is a yearly allocation of Student Activity Fee money that exists to promote and support intercollegiate academic travel and research expenses for UNI students. The next funding request deadline is Thursday, Dec. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-2519.
UNI e-mail and UNI mailing listswill be unavailable starting at 7 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 30 until no later than 3 p.m. for a planned upgrade project. This upgrade will improve system reliability and address a number of currently known problems and issues. No e-mail will be lost. E-mail sent to UNI students, faculty and staff during the upgrade time period will be delivered after the upgrade is completed.
UNI Up Close will take place Feb. 8 and Feb. 22. Faculty, staff and student organizations can review the schedule and begin planning their participation by visiting http://www.uni.edu/admissions/upclose/facultystaff/. For more information, contact Amy Schipper at email@example.com or 273-2281.
In 2006, 106 people died in impaired-driving crashes in Iowa. The UNI Police ask all UNI students, faculty and staff to forego one holiday activity that can lead to tragedy -- don't drink and drive. For more information, contact Lt. Doug Widen, UNI Police, at 273-2712 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A reminder to pedestrians: J-wallking is not only dangerous to pedestrians and drivers, it's also against the law in Iowa. Please cross streets at designated cross walks.
2008 UNI All Sports Calendars, brought to you by Pi Sigma Epsilon and the UNI Athletic Department, are available for purchase. Cost of the calendars is $10. Proceeds go to PSE and the UNI Athletic Department. For more information, contact email@example.com.
The Northern Iowa Family Services Organization is sponsoring a cell phone drive for Seeds of Hope. Used cell phones will be programmed for 911 calls and donated to victims of domestic violence. If you have a cell phone to donate, please bring it to Latham Hall, Room 235 or contact Elaine Eshbaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presented by the University Museum in connection with its spring exhibit, Earth from Space, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution. Any Iowa resident is eligible to participate. Submissions must be received by Dec. 7. For more information, or to request an entry form, contact Pam Schwartz at email@example.com or call 273-2188.
To view the December newsletter, visit http://www.uni.edu/disability/current/StudentNewsletter.shtml.
Order fresh cookie dough from Fresh Beginnings, Department of Residence, now through Dec. 13. Each 3.5 pound tub makes 3.5 dozen cookies. Classic flavors snickerdoodle, molasses, sugar and spritz are $7.99; deluxe flavors monster, cranberry oatmeal, chocolate chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate chip, oatmeal chocolate chip, butterscotch oatmeal, chocolate chip, peanut butter and oatmeal raisin are $8.99; premium cookies cherry white-chocolate cashew and cranberry white-chocolate pecan are $9.99. Orders may be placed through Dec. 13. Pick up orders Dec. 3 through Dec. 13 at Biscotti's, 23rd Street Market and Prexy's. Order online at http://www.uni.edu/dor/cookies.
Forms to enter the competition are due by 4 p.m., Dec. 14, to the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. Forms are available at http://www.jpec.org/newven.htm Three student business plans are selected as winners at the state competition, and each receives $5,000. The competition will take place on March 27 in Des Moines.
The Multicultural Teaching Alliance (MTA) will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, in the Maucker Union Meditation Room. MTA is a student organization open to any student interested in learning about diversity, multicultural education and teaching. For more information, contact Gloria Adams, MTA president, or Derk Babbitt, MTA vice-president. MTA advisors are Janet McClain, 273-2924, firstname.lastname@example.org and Gloria Holmes, 273-2007, email@example.com.
CEO will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, at Applebee's in Cedar Falls for a holiday dinner and dutch treat. Registration is required. For more information, call 273-JPEC or contact Laurie Watje at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-2020.
All students are invited to the Society for Human Resource Management meeting at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, in CBB 227. Heather Norris, a representative from College Consulting Services will discuss "Life After College." Refreshments will be served.
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):
The Art in Public Buildings Committee invites you to the dedication of works by Gary Kelly and Meg White for McLeod Center. The dedication of the addition to UNI's art collection will take place at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Eldon Miller Plaza, just northwest of McLeod Center.
Experience the joys of the season circa 1922, with crafts, caroling and historical memories, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Marshall Center One-Room School.
"Celebrate the Seasons" from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, in Maucker Union. Enjoy free sleigh rides around campus, free refreshments, as well as activities and demonstrations from celebrations around the world. Santa also will visit. For more information, call 273-2683.
Stop by Essentials in Maucker Union and check out UNI Panther clothing, souvenirs, homemade soaps and candles, holiday ornaments, gel gems, stuffed animals and more. Accepting cash, Visa/MC, Discover, American Express, u-bill (except UNI clothing/souvenirs). Open through Dec. 13.
Celebrate the dreams of an American hero Saturday, Jan. 26, at a Waterloo community agency. Michael Blackwell, director of the CME, will present civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.'s lifetime dreams and accomplishments. Transportation will be provided if needed. To sign up, or for more information, including transportation, contact Bobbi-Jo Guenther at email@example.com.
Men's basketball hosts Iowa at 8:05 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, in McLeod Center.
Brian Joens will perform songs from his latest release, "Dirt Road Radio," at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, in KUNI's studios in the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
UNI School of Music will present the annual Chimes of Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the GBPAC Great Hall. Featuring UNI Singers, Women's Chorus, Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers, this holiday themed event is a great concert for the whole family. For tickets, call 273-4TIX or visit http://www.unitix.uni.edu.
This week's No Shame will have no limit to the number of pieces submitted and no time limits for scripted pieces. Unscripted pieces, limited to three minutes, also will be allowed following intermission. The rules to perform at No Shame are: all pieces must be original; performances must stay within the allotted time; and no piece may harm the space or its occupants. No Shame Supersized will take place at 10 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7, in the CAC, Room 108. Those interested in performing need to sign up at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get into the spirit of Christmas with "Boys of the Lough: a Celtic Christmas." This professional ensemble combines classic Christmas tunes with a unique Celtic style. A performance will take place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at the GBPAC. Students receive a 50-percent discount with a valid student ID, or can purchase $5 student rush tickets on the day of the show. For tickets, or for more information, call 273-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.
The GBPAC will host a jazzy, musical rendition of Arnold Lobel’s award-winning children’s book series "Frog and Toad" at 1 and 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9. Students receive a 50-percent discount with a valid student ID, or can purchase $5 student rush tickets on the day of the show. For tickets, or for more information, call 273-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.
Don't miss the Symphony's "A Mannheim Holiday," featuring the popular holiday music of Mannheim Steamroller. This concert will take place at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, at the GBPAC. Tickets from $22 for adults; from $11 for students. Vocalists Lis March and the Sweet Adelines are featured guests. For more information, call 273-4TIX or visit http://wcfsymphony.org.
The Department of Earth Science presents Jeff Kennedy (KWWL-TV) speaking on "The Life of an On-Camera Meteorologist," at 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, in LAT 125. All are invited.
Vince Gotera, professor of English, will give a poetry reading from his new book "Fighting Kite" at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, in BAK 161. This event is part of UNI's Writers Talk Reading Series. The presentation is free and open to the public.
The MA Thesis Exhibition and BFA Group Exhibition will run Thursday, Dec. 6, through Saturday, Dec. 15, at the UNI Gallery of Art. Participants include Scot Jon Schwestka (M.A., art education); Erich R. Bollmann (B.F.A., printmaking); Ryan Garbes (B.F.A., printmaking); Josh Grandstaff (B.F.A., ceramics); and Katie Hamerlinck (B.F.A., painting). An opening reception will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6. For more information, contact Darrell Taylor at email@example.com or 273-3095. Free and open to the public.
Anna Baltzer and Hannah Mermelstein, human rights volunteers with the International Women's Peace Service, will discuss their work with Palestinian refugees, Israeli activists, and others working nonviolently for peace and justice in Israel/Palestine at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10, at Cedar Falls Mennonite Church (corner of Ninth and Clay streets). This event is co-sponsored by UNI Amnesty International. Free and open to the public.
Wellness/Recreation Services staff will be in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom offering free mini massages. Also available will be Cedar Bend Humane Society animals (located near Chats), a labyrinth to walk and much more. De-Stress Days will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10, through Wednesday, Dec. 12.
A manager's meeting will take place at 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14, in the SEC 246. A make-up manager's meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15, or Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the WRC 250. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 15 and 16, in the WRC 101. Schedules will be e-mailed after 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22. Play will begin at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23 or Friday, Jan. 25, at Valley Park Lanes.
A manager's meeting will take place 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14, in the SEC 246. A make-up manager's meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15, or Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the WRC 250. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 15 and 16, in the WRC 101. League play begins Wednesday, Jan. 30. Men's, women's and co-rec leagues. Includes 5-on-5, 4-on-4 co-rec and pre-season open tournament.
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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