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Monday, April 28
Approximately the first week in May, UNI will offer new discounts for PC pricing for anyone wanting to purchase laptop or desktop computers. This pricing extends to individual home purchases. Check this Web site for new information: http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase
UNI TV News (Panther News Program) is a 30-minute weekly news program produced by and for UNI students. UNI TV is going to live broadcast a variety show with audience participation from 2 to 3 p.m., Thursday, May 1. It also accepts submissions for a video contest, and the winner will be announced during the show. For more information, contact Joyce Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are spaces still available in the summer sessions in the following Capstone courses -
Recent national research has affirmed what those on college campuses have observed for many years -- excessive alcohol use by students leads to consequences such as crime, injury, academic failure, academic underperformance, poor health, addiction and damage to reputation. With that in mind, Terry Hogan, vice president for educational and student services, has established an alcohol task force to find ways to reduce the incidence of high-risk drinking and associated negative consequences at UNI. The group began meeting this spring and is charged with developing a needs assessment by February 2009. See a list of members at
The UNI Coordinating Committee for Disability Accommodations is gathering information and ideas for enhanced accessibility (facilities and services) for persons with disabilities. Submit your concerns and recommendations (short and long-term projects) to http://www.uni.edu/ccda/feedback.shtml. A number of recommendations have already been implemented. Suggestions made in earlier years need not be re-submitted. The committee has and continues to review items submitted in previous surveys. Nancy Hamilton, HPELS, is chairing the committee.
Construction on UNI's new parking deck will begin in May. As a result, students, faculty and staff who normally park on the north side of campus will need to park elsewhere. In August, a new shuttle service will begin to take people from the major outlying parking lots to stops around campus. Facilities Services will host a series of focus groups this month to test ideas about shuttle-service, routes and other related issues. Volunteers are needed to participate in informal input sessions. To volunteer, contact email@example.com.
Testing of all fire hydrants on campus is scheduled now through May 22. All areas of the campus will experience discolored water. Notice will be given to faculty and staff in the buildings in the general test area, however other buildings could be affected.
Earn one hour of credit for a special workshop rate of $233.25. Session one: June 9-18 or session two: June 19-30. Focus on integrating photography lessons and activities into the K–12 curriculum. View/download course details at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/programs/courses/summer08/280133g_photography.pdf.
UNI will host Camp Multimedia, a week-long multimedia camp for high school students, June 9 through 14. Drawing on experts from across the country and the Cedar Valley, Camp Multimedia will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and will use the advanced media lab facilities in Lang Hall. For more information, visit http://www.campmultimedia.com.
Camp Adventure is seeking a number of student office assistants for May through August. Students will work 25 to 35 hours weekly and make $9 per hour. Accounting/business majors and/or office experience is a plus, but not a requirement. Contact Angie Noll at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an interview.
Magic. Money. Experience. The Disney Theme Parks & Resorts College Program at the Walt Disney World® Resort is truly a one-of-a kind experience. The Disney College Program is available in Anaheim, Calif., as well as Orlando, Fla. For more information, visit http://www.disneycollegeprogram.com or contact Laura Wilson at email@example.com.
Join other non-traditional students in socializing and sharing ideas from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, in the CME lobby (MAU 109). It's the last meeting of the semester. For more information, contact Bobbi-Jo Guenther at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final exam week: http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours_special.shtml#springfinals.
Weekend before summer session: http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours_special.shtml.
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):
The campus community is invited to an open house celebrating the renovations at the Botanical Center, formerly known as the Greenhouse, at 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 28. Tours and refreshments will follow a brief program. RSVP to email@example.com or 273-2566.
The UNI Botanical Center and Student Nature Society plant sale will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, May 2, at the Botanical Center. Use the North entrance across from Wright Hall. Assorted tropical, cacti, succulents, hanging baskets and herbs will be available.
Join in the celebration of Cinco de Mayo from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 2, outside of Maucker Union. Enjoy grilled fajitas, beans, chips, dessert and pop for only $5. Music by Las Guitarras de Mexico. Rain site is inside Maucker Union.
Let the UNI Museums, along with CrawDaddy Outdoors and Hartman Reserve, show you the wonders of geocaching from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 17, at the University Museum. Learn about this fast-growing hobby and use GPS technology to hunt for a cache. Cost is $7 for individuals or $20 for groups of four. Register by Thursday, May 8, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date for the third annual Bash with Ben, a fall campus celebration. Join Ben and Pat Allen from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, for a picnic lunch on the Maucker Union Plaza.
Panther softball hosts Illinois State on Saturday, May 3, in a doubleheader starting at noon and 2 p.m. The Panthers and Redbirds meet again at noon, Sunday, May 4. All three games are at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex.
Carolyn Cruso, an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and composer, will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, April 28, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
UNI School of Music Jazz Division faculty artists and guests will present a concert at 8 p.m., Monday, April 28, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music instructor and conductor Dyan Meyer, the UNI Concert Chorale will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Brad Barrett, the UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Half Masted 3.2 will present free shows at 6:30 p.m., every Friday, at the Cedar Falls Public Library, located on Fifth and Main. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Shows are a little under an hour and are family-friendly.
Come see the year's best performances jam packed into one night. This Friday, May 2 will be the last No Shame of the 2007-2008 season in the CAC Room 108. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. and the show starts at 10. Admission is free. Mature content, so please no small children. Please direct all questions to email@example.com.
Tomas Kubinek will perform at the GBPAC at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 3. He’s a fool, clown, visual poet, solo performance artist, multi-talented vaudevillian, comic genius and charming huckster. Kubinek has traveled the globe with his exuberant madness, performing mind-boggling miracles and surreal feats. UNI 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.
Under the direction of Diana Blake, the New Horizons Band will offer its spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 5, in the GBPAC Great Hall. The New Horizons Band features musicians 55 and older who travel from all over Iowa to rehearse and perform. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of School of Music instructor Michelle Swanson, the UNI Children's Choir will offer its spring concert at 7 p.m., Friday, May 9, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
In collaboration with the Iowa Composer's Forum, the Symphony's Home Cookin' concert will feature the diverse music of five living Iowa composers. Scheduled for 2 p.m., May 10 at the Gallagher-Bluedorn, tickets are just $10 for adults, $5 for students at 273-4TIX (877-549-SHOW) or wcfsymphony.org.
The UNI Suzuki School will offer its spring concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 18, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
This art exhibition is on display now through Saturday, May 10 at the Kamerick Art Gallery. Participants include BJ Alumbaugh (B.F.A., printmaking and graphic design), Erika Anderson (B.F.A., graphic design and painting), Timothy Embretson (B.F.A., graphic design), Megan Hosch (M.A., art education), and Katie Kelly (M.A., sculpture).
The UNI Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program, in conjunction with the Sons of Jacob Synagogue in Waterloo, are organizing a Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) ceremony at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 1, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. The ceremony, dedicated to the theme "Do Not Stand Silent: Remembering Kristallnacht 1938," will include a featured speaker, musical performances, readings by clergy of different faiths and candle lighting. This event is also sponsored by the Cedar Valley Interfaith Council, the Catholic Parishes of Waterloo and the UNI College of Humanities and Fine Arts. The event is free. For more information, contact Joyce Broell 273-2725 or Stephen Gaies (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Campus Activities Board's last movie of the semester, "Definitely, Maybe" starring Ryan Reynolds and Abigail Breslin will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballroom. A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter. Wear your PJ's and floor space will be available for blankets and pillows. Movie poster raffle at 9:15 p.m. Free refreshments provided.
Challenge yourself to stay healthy all summer long. Fitness classes start May 12. New classes include Tai-Chi, tennis lessons and beginning yoga. Register at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitness/classes.html or in the WRS Office 101.
Join Wellness and Recreation Services to de-stress from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, May 5, through Wednesday, May 7, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom and lobby. Enjoy free mini massages, walk the labyrinth, cuddle with animals from the Cedar Bend Humane Society and more. For more information, contact the Wellness Resource Coordinator at email@example.com.
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