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Monday, Dec. 10
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/its/is/help/alertFAQ.html. The first UNI Alert test is scheduled for early February.
UNI e-mail and UNI mailing lists will 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 issues. No e-mail will be lost. E-mail sent to UNI students, faculty and staff during the upgrade will be delivered after the upgrade is completed.
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 email@example.com.
Pedestrians are reminded that 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. Also, drivers are reminded that it is not only dangerous to fail to yield to pedestrians in or about to enter a crosswalk, they are required to yield by law in Iowa. Please yield to pedestrians in or about to enter a crosswalk.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pick up quick and easy holiday gifts at Prexy's and Chats such as locally produced jams, jellies and honey, "Fit Pop" popcorn, grown in Cedar Falls, and a variety of snack mixes as well as chocolate-covered nuts and pretzels. Holiday gift bags and boxes also are available.
Application materials are available for the McElroy Fellowship at http://www.grad.uni.edu. Candidates must be a graduate or graduating senior of a liberal arts program and intend to pursue graduate study toward a Ph. D. at an accredited university. Application deadline is Jan. 25. Eligible students are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact the Graduate College at 273-2748.
Whether you're going home for the holidays or planning to stay in the Cedar Valley, you can earn credit through Guided Independent Study. Enroll at any time, take up to nine months to complete a course, and work at your own pace. Visit http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/gis to learn more.
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.
Graduate students are invited to begin preparing for the first campus-wide research symposium for graduate students from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, April 7, in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. This event is open to all graduate students and graduate programs. Poster presentations, artwork and musical performances are all welcome to be showcased. December graduates are eligible. For more information, contact email@example.com in the Graduate College. Deadline for submissions is March 1.
We've all been on the receiving end of poor customer service; save Jan. 16 and 17 for a refresher course on how not to be on the giving end. Join the campus and community for "Service Speaks in the Cedar Valley...Caring for Consumers, Clients and Guests." Nationally renowned speaker Nancy Friedman will provide dynamic and informative sessions to start off the new year on the right customer-service foot. For more information, contact Matt Sieren at 273-3637.
All students who will be graduate students during the 2008-2009 school year are invited to learn how to complete the FAFSA at 3 p.m., Jan. 28, or at noon, Jan. 30, in the ITTC computer lab, Room 134. Students only need to attend one workshop. If possible, students should bring their 2007 earnings information (W2's, final pay stubs, etc.) with them. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 24 and indicate which session you will attend. Sponsored by UNI's Graduate College and Financial Aid Office.
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):
As part of its “Road to the White House” campaign coverage, C-SPAN is bringing its Campaign 2008 Bus to the UNI campus for free public tours. Students, faculty and staff are invited to climb on board to get an inside look at the 45-foot mobile production studio and see how the public affairs channel covers presidential campaigns. The C-SPAN Campaign 2008 Bus tours will take place from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11. The bus will be parked in the Bartlett lot, and will be easy to spot with its vivid, election-theme exterior-design wrap.
Department of Military Science is hosting a Commissioning Ceremony in honor of UNI Senior Cadets at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. Guest speaker for the event is Col. Timothy E. Orr. A reception will follow.
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 Wartburg at 7:05 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, in McLeod Center.
Uncle Chuck Finch will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10, in KUNI's studios in the third-floor of the CAC. Finch's music is an eclectic blend of folk, gaelic and country with a dash of weird humor and personality. Uncle Chuck is known for such classics as "Sail Cat" and "Grandma Went to Woodstock." Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
Don't miss the Symphony's "A Mannheim Holiday," featuring the popular holiday music of Mannheim Steamroller. The concerts will take place at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, at the GBPAC. Tickets start at $22 for adults; and $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 M.A. Thesis Exhibition and B.F.A. Group Exhibition will run 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). For more information, contact Darrell Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 and 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.
Massages will be available in the Wellness Recreation Center during finals week and over the winter break Monday through Friday, during the weeks of Dec. 17 and Jan. 7. The cost for a massage is $15 for 15 minutes; $25 for 30 minutes; $35 for 45 minutes; and $45 for 60 minutes. To schedule an appointment, call 273-6119. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.
An officials' clinic will take place at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15; Wednesday, Jan. 16; or Thursday, Jan. 17, in the WRC 204. Pay will be $7.25. Wear tennis shoes and gym clothes. Team members who wish to officiate may still play with their respective teams. If interested, but unable to attend one of the meetings, check with the Intramural Office in the WRC, Room 161.
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.
Monday through Wednesday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Health Beat will be closed Friday Dec. 13 through Sunday, Jan. 13.
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