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Monday, Feb. 4

NEWS:

BEWARE OF TAX SCAMS VIA E-MAIL:

UNI's ITS-Network Services has been contacted about a new tax scam via e-mail. Use extreme caution with any e-mail messages claiming to be from the federal government with the prospect of receiving a tax rebate. Do not click on any links in suspect e-mail messages or provide personal information. Congress hasn't approved the tax-rebate plan yet, and the IRS will never ask for your personal information on the phone or via e-mail. Although UNI's ITS-Network Services personnel are doing everything they can to filter and quarantine these messages, about 200 e-mails were delivered the morning of Jan. 29, before the rules were in place. Since e-mail spammers and phishers often switch domains to keep their spam going, the message may appear again from a different domain. For more information, contact Viviana Dragu at viviana.dragu@uni.edu.

 

DIGITAL CAMERA FOUND:

A Canon digital camera was found in the student section after the UNI-Illinois State basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 30. To identify and claim, come to the NW Ticket office of the UNI-Dome from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m, Monday through Friday. For more information, call Tammy at 273-6899 or e-mail tamara.bern@uni.edu.

 

HELP US IMPROVE ROD LIBRARY'S WEB SITE:

Help to improve Rod Library’s Web site by giving feedback through an online survey. Your comments will help make positive changes to the library's Web site. Students who fill out and submit the survey will be entered into a drawing for 100 pages of free photocopying. For more information, visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/surveys/takeSurvey.cgi.

 

UNI HONORS WEEK:

The first-ever Honors Week at UNI will begin April 12. Highlights of the week will include the CSBS Student Research Conference, the Honor Society Expo and the Honors Week Presidential Reception, followed by the Honors Ball and University Honors Program Research Day. If your honorary society or academic student organization wishes to participate, send a notice with the group’s name, faculty adviser and contact information to Rachel Herberg at rherberg@uni.edu by Monday, Feb. 4.

 

ART AUCTION SUBMISSIONS:

The UNI V-Day committee is seeking pieces of artwork relating to women's empowerment, prevention of violence against women and gender equality to be auctioned off on Friday, Feb. 22, for V-Week. Profits will go to the V-Day program and our beneficiary, Violence Prevention Services. All art forms accepted. Due date is Friday, Feb. 15. For more information, contact Jessica Lieb at (563) 580-3422.

 

VOTE CEZAR-LOBDELL:

Pernell "PJ" Cezar Jr. and Clarence Lobdell III are announcing their candidacy for UNI student body president and vice president. To learn more about their platform, visit http://www.Cezar-Lobdell.com or http://www.KeepingStudentsFirst.com. Be sure to log on to MyUniverse and vote for your future student body leaders on Feb. 26 and 27.

 

ORDER FRESH VALENTINE'S TREATS:

Delight your Valentine or treat co-workers to frosted Valentines cookies for $8.49 per dozen, ten assorted Homemade Truffles for $8.99, or a one-pound assortment of homemade fudge for $9.99. All items are packaged and ready for giving. Place orders online by 2 pm., Monday, Feb. 11, and pick up orders Wednesday, Feb. 13 and Thursday, Feb. 14 at Biscotti’s in Redeker Center, 23rd Street Market in Commons or Prexy’s in Maucker Union. Order online at http://www.uni.edu/dor/cookies.

 

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

TWENTY BEST INTERNSHIPS ON CAMPUS:

Twenty on-campus co-op positions will be available for the 2008-2009 school year. These are great resume builder opportunities. Positions are for two semesters, 14 hours per week. Pay is $8 an hour (total $3,400). Must register with Career Services and upload your resume into UNI Careerlink. To view the application process, visit http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/co-op/ and see the Guidelines for Applying link. Students are encouraged to start the application process as soon as possible. For more information, call 273-6041.

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR TEACHING MAJORS:

The College of Education offers more than 100 scholarships available to teaching majors. The deadline for a completed application is Feb. 15. Students can find this application on their MyUNIverse web page or at http://www.uni.edu/coe under the scholarship link. Follow all directions as spelled out on the online application pages. Any late or incomplete files will not be considered.

 

BRINGING A LAPTOP TO THE LIBRARY?:

Please do! There are many advantages to having it at hand when you study or do research here. There are a number of options to connect to the campus network. Check the Wireless and Hardwired Networking Web page for options. http://www.library.uni.edu/services/wireless.shtml.

 

SERVICE SPEAKS:

Nearly 1,200 people attended one of the four presentations by customer service speaker Nancy Friedman. As a follow up, her book, "50 Little Tips That Make a Big Difference," is available at University Book & Supply. To be added to the list serve, which features a customer service "Tip of the Week," e-mail service.speaks@uni.edu. Past tips and other information are available at http://www.uni.edu/servicespeaks.

 

MEETINGS:

SCMA MEETING:

The Supply Chain Management Association will hold its first meeting of the semester in the SIAC (in the union) at 9 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/scma or contact Kyle Fintel at fintelk@uni.edu.

 

REGULAR SAVE MEETINGS SCHEDULED:

SAVE (Students Against a Violent Environment) will hold regular, weekly meetings this spring at 6:30 p.m., every Thursday, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. All UNI students are welcome to attend. Officer elections will take place Thursday, Feb. 7. Get involved in an important cause, meet new people, be creative, put your skills to work for a resume builder, be a leader and make a difference at UNI. For more information, e-mail mark.rowe@uni.edu.

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 'JEOPARDY':

Student organizations will compete in a Black History Month trivia game at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the CME (MAU 109). Six student organizations will participate, and slots will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. You may have up to four participants per organization. The winning team of each round will win $100 (courtesy of the CME), towards its next on-campus activity. Refreshments will be provided. To sign up, contact Bobbi Jo-Guenther at bbg10@uni.edu with your organization name and names of participating team members.

 

GRADUATE STUDENT BLACK HAWKS HOCKEY SOCIAL EVENT:

All graduate students are invited to attend a Waterloo Black Hawks hockey game at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22. A special seating area for graduate students has been reserved. Ticket prices are $5 for UNI students and $11 for non-UNI students. Tickets must be ordered by Feb. 14. Contact Megan Stull at mstull@uni.edu to order. Include name, phone number, and number of tickets needed. Students must provide their own transportation. Sponsored by the Graduate Student Social Network.

 

HELP 'SPIKE OUT HEART DISEASE':

Help “Spike Out Heart Disease” at Alpha Phi’s annual volleyball tournament Sunday, Feb. 24. The tournament will take place upstairs at the WRC, with registration starting at 10:30 a.m. for teams of six to eight players. The cost of participating is $5, and exclusive T-shirts will be sold for $10. All proceeds will be donated to the Alpha Phi Foundation and the American Heart Association. For more information, or to register a team, stop by the Alpha Phi table in Maucker Union from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21. For more information, contact Jessi Kelly at jessik@uni.edu.

PERFORMING ARTS:

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Mike and Amy Finders will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. They blend acoustic bluegrass, folk and country styles with their award-winning original songs. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: FACULTY ARTIST SHOWCASE:

UNI School of Music faculty artists and friends in a chamber music showcase will kick off the spring Spotlight Series Concerts at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the GBPAC Great Hall. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for non-UNI students. For tickets, or for more information, call 273-4TIX.

 

'THE CRUCIBLE':

Theatre UNI and the School of Music present "The Crucible," an opera based on the play by Arthur Miller. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 7, 9, and 15 and 2 p.m., Feb. 17, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for youth and free for UNI students with ID. For more information, call 273-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre.

 

KUNI 2008 WINTER BLUES BLOWOUT:

The Legendary Rhythm and Blues Revue will roll into Waterloo’s Electric Park Ballroom for the KUNI 2008 Winter Blues Blowout on Feb. 9. Tommy Castro has gathered two of his favorite cruising musicians for an explosive show that features former J. Geils Band founding member Magic Dick, as well as 2007 Blues Music Awards finalist Deanna Bogart. Showtime is 8 p.m. 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 3-6400 or 800-772-2440, ext. 0. Advance tickets are also available at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls.

 

NORTHERN FESTIVAL OF BANDS:

The UNI School of Music will present the Northern Festival of Bands in the GBPAC Great Hall. The Northern Iowa Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, and festival band and soloists will perform at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9. This annual event hosts nearly 50 schools and more than 250 individual students for a festival of bands and band music. Saturday's concert will be ticketed. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

 

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL:

Guest artists Emily Vardanyan, violin, and Lee Schmitz, piano, will offer a recital at 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

SUZUKI FACULTY RECITAL:

UNI Suzuki School faculty artists will offer an early spring recital at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

FLUTE CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music Professor of Flute Angeleita Floyd, the Northern Iowa Flute Choir and UNI School of Music Flute Studio students will present a concert at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

COWBOYS OF THE AMERICAS:

Cowboys of the Americas is a family-friendly concert featuring the Latin duo Calle Sur, along with Paraguayan guest harpist Alfredo Ortiz. This concert will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, at the GBPAC. Special guest Pop Wagner, a story-telling, lasso-tossing cowboy, and other fun activities for the kids, start at 1 p.m., in the lobby. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, call 273-4TIX or visit http://wcfsymphony.org.

 

PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

SEMINAR ON HEALTH EFFECTS FROM COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS:

The Earth Science Department presents William Stigliani, director of the UNI CEEE, at 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, in LAT 125. Stigliani will discuss "Human Health Effects: Emissions of Particulate Matter from Coal-Fired Power Plants and the Role of the Black Hawk County Board of Health." All are invited.

 

PHOTO EXHIBITIONS:

The UNI Gallery of Art presents "World Views" and "Pictures from St. Petersburg" through Feb. 7. "World Views" features renowned photographers Tina Barney, Linda Connor, Andrew Moore and JoAnn Verburg. "Pictures from St. Petersburg" features new work by UNI Professor of Art Richard Colburn, created during an academic exchange in St. Petersburg, Russia. All events are free and open to the public.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE: 'ENCHANTED':

Come check out the blockbuster "Enchanted" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Starring Patrick Dempsey, Amy Adams and Susan Sarandon. A classic Disney fairytale collides with modern-day New York City in a story about a fairytale princess who is sent to our world by an evil queen. Soon after her arrival, Princess Giselle begins to change her views on life and love after meeting a handsome lawyer. Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world? Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

SUPPLY CHAIN SEMINAR WITH JOHN DEERE:

The Supply Chain Management Association will hold a Supply Chain Seminar with John Deere representatives from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the CBB Room 109 (room may change). For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/scma or contact Kyle Fintel at fintelk@uni.edu.

 

EARTH FROM SPACE:

View the Earth from above in this Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit. Earth from Space reveals unknown features of our home planet and illustrates how satellite imagery is gathered and used to expand our knowledge of life on Earth. This exhibit will be on display Feb. 16 through June 28, at the University Museum. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/museum.

WORKSHOPS/SYMPOSIA:

INCLUSION MATTERS:

Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift use wit as well as substance in a fast-paced and challenging presentation to help us see ability and disability in a different way. This husband-and-wife team has spent the past 20 years working to ensure that people with disabilities are able to take their rightful place in schools, workplaces and communities. This discussion will take place at 7 p.m., Monday, April 7, in the GBPAC.

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

This workshop will take place from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required. For more information, call 273-JPEC or e-mail jpec@uni.edu.

 

CHARACTER COUNTS WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATION MAJORS:

The GBPAC will host a workshop for furture classroom teachers from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15. Character Counts in Iowa is a wonderful opportunity to build your portfolio and to learn the six pillars of Character, implemented in many school districts across Iowa. For more information, or to register, e-mail wsebert@uni.edu or call 273-3679.

WELLNESS/REC:

HEALTH SURVEY:

The National College Health Assessment survey will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Participants who complete the survey will be entered to win a Nintendo Wii and other give-a-ways. If you don't use UNI e-mail, there's an easy way to make sure your UNI e-mail gets forwarded to your e-mail address of choice. Log on to MyUNIverse. In the "My E-mail" tab click on "Forward e-mail to another address," type in your desired e-mail address, and click "Submit." For more information, contact Mark Rowe at 273-3423. Sponsored by University Health Services.

 

BLOOD LIPID PROFILE (BCP) SCREENING:

Blood lipid profile (BCP) screening will take place from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the WRC Main Corridor. Blood is drawn to test for 23 components including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, blood sugar, iron, etc. Cost is $20 for BCP; $10 extra for prostate test (PSA); $5 extra for thyroid test (TSH). Pay by cash or check only. To schedule an appointment, call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 

WRS FITNESS AND LEISURE CLASSES:

WRS fitness and leisure classes have started but it's not too late to sign up. Many classes are still available. Classes begin as early as 6:30 a.m. and go until 10 p.m. There are 53 different low-cost sections to choose from. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis.

 

SPRING TRAINING ONLINE FITNESS PROGRAM:

The WRS Fitness and Leisure program is offering an online wellness program that gives you the tips, skills and incentives to lead a healthier, more productive life. Using a baseball theme, earn singles, doubles, triples and home runs for healthy choices you make each day. Look at your overall wellness, make behavior changes and be rewarded. You will receive a T-shirt or gym bag upon completion. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis or contact dana.foster@uni.edu.

 

HOURS

SPRING WRC AND HEALTH BEAT HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/spring2008.html

 

 

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