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Monday, Sept. 1, 2008
Join Ben and Pat Allen for the third annual Bash with Ben, a fall campus celebration. Join the Allens, NISG President Pernell Cezar and new Athletic Director Troy Dannen from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, for a picnic lunch on the Campanile Plaza.
This season, current UNI students must pick up a ticket prior to each home football game. Go to http://unipanthers.cstv.com/tickets/student-fb-ticket-dist.html for details on when and where tickets will be distributed. Student must bring a current I.D. to receive a ticket. Tickets are now available for the Sept. 6 home game against South Dakota. Visit the ticket office locations at the McLeod Center or GBPAC. UNItix will be in Maucker Union distributing tickets from 1 to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 2 and 3, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5.
UNI is offering three vehicles for sale on Public Surplus (www.publicsurplus.com). They are: 1995 Ford F-350 truck, 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 truck, and 1995 Mercury Villager van. Also for sale are two mowers, a disc, a shoot away, a baritone sax and several camera tripods. More information is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/pubsale.shtml or contact Vince at 3-3527 or firstname.lastname@example.org for bidding information. You may see the vehicles on the hill by the bullpen near the Power Plant.
UNI Women's Volleyball Team will hold an open tryout for all interested students from 4:15 to 5 p.m.,Tuesday, Sept. 2, on the McLeod Center main court. The tryout will include some physical and technical testing, as well as game play (depending on number of students trying out). Contact Kalani Mahi, assistant volleyball coach, at 3-6480 for more details.
Beginning Monday, Sept. 8, the contractor will begin Stage 2 reconstruction of University Avenue by switching through traffic from the existing westbound lanes of University Avenue to the newly reconstructed eastbound lanes. Once traffic is switched, a full road closure of the westbound lanes of University Avenue from 300 feet east of Campus Street to 100 feet east of Tremont Street will begin. The University Avenue westbound lane closure will be in effect for eight to 10 weeks, depending on the weather.
The Panther Shuttle will continue its regular route. However, detours may vary throughout the time of construction, and the shuttle drivers will take the best available route to remain on time. The route times may have minor delays, and riders are encouraged to plan ahead.
Are you looking for a safe, free, alternative means of transportation to and from College Hill and Main Street this weekend? Try the new NISG Panther Shuttle SafeRide. SafeRide runs every Friday and Saturday during the academic year from 9:15 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. For a full schedule, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/
Northern Iowa Student Government welcomes your comments/suggestions about this program. Please e-mail us at email@example.com.
All students planning to enter the Teacher Education Program must attend one of the following orientation sessions: 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2; 8 to 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3; or 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3. Students who fail to attend one of these sessions may find their admission to the Teacher Education Program delayed.
Volunteers are needed to help with the I-Renew EXPO taking place at the CEEE. Help is needed for afternoon/evening set-up on Friday, Sept. 13. Help also is needed to monitor workshops from 9 a.m. to noon, and 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, and from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15. If interested, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Even if volunteers cannot work a whole shift, they can help for a portion of the time.
Every 10 years, UNI conducts a self-study in preparation for reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. That process is now underway. Beverly Kopper, associate provost for academic affairs and chair of the self-study, is seeking faculty, staff and students to participate in this process and serve on one of the five self-study committees: Mission and Integrity; Preparing for the Future; Student Learning and Effective Teaching; Acquisition, Discovery, and Application of Knowledge; and Engagement & Service. For more information visit: http://www.uni.edu/accreditation/. If interested, contact Shirley Uehle at email@example.com or 3-2778.
Parking Operations and MET Transit are providing a Park-and-Ride Service. It will run from the parking lot west of the UNI-Dome to the Commons area from 7:30 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, through May 8, 2009, and provides transit for people displaced from the Commons lot while the new parking facility is under construction. For more information, contact UNI Public Safety's Parking Operations at 273-2710. The Park-and-Ride schedule is available at www.uni.edu/infosys/parking
Betty DeBerg stepped down as Philosophy & World Religions department head as of July 31. Jerry Soneson, associate professor of religion, became interim department head on Aug. 1.
Want to learn about the world? Want to volunteer but have little time to spare? Be a conversation partner. American conversation partners meet one hour per week with a student to help him or her practice speaking English. It's a great opportunity to learn about another culture. If interested, contact Sally Calcara at firstname.lastname@example.org
ITS-Educational Technology is offering WebCT workshops for students on Tuesday, Sept. 2 and Wednesday, Sept. 3. For the complete workshop schedule visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml or call 273-2309 for more details.
Securing a Parent PLUS Loan may have become easier thanks to recent federal regulation changes. Parents borrowing the PLUS Loan now have the option of deferring payments while the student is enrolled at least half-time. For more information on Parent PLUS loans, contact the UNI Financial Aid Office at 273-2700 or 105 Gilchrist Hall.
The State of Iowa has made available Iowa Disaster Relief Grant funding totaling up to $500,000 for students who have been adversely impacted by the summer 2008 natural disasters. Eligible students may receive one-time awards of up to $5,000 for the 2008-2009 academic year. Information about this program, including the application, is available at http://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/commissioncentral/disasterreliefgrant.html
The program will be administered by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission. The priority application deadline is Sept. 15, 2008.
Did you just buy a new Mac for college? Or are you thinking of switching? Join Mac User Group at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2, in ITTC 28 for a Mac 101 Workshop. Learn the basics of Mac OS X, time-saving tips and tricks, and free programs that will make using a Mac in college a blast. The first 25 people in the door receive free Apple eco-friendly tote bags.
The Math Center, located in the Academic Learning Center, is seeking tutors in all areas of mathematics up to Calculus I. Ability and experience tutoring students in physics, chemistry, business statistics, math for the biological sciences, analysis for business students and statistics for the life sciences is a plus. Students who have been awarded federal work study are encouraged to apply. Starting rate is $9 per hour and evening hours are available. Contact Marieta Cardamone at 273-2361 for an application. Completed applications are due by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9. Interviews will begin Thursday, Sept. 11.
This one-hour training is required for all students completing PK-12 school experiences. This training is free and will be offered at the following times on Friday, Sept. 5 in SEC 245: 8-8:50 a.m.; 9-9:50 a.m.; 1-1:50 p.m.; and 2:50 p.m. No registration is required. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education (273-2265 or 273-2236).
Is your organization looking for new members? Do you need an effective way to market your organization to the UNI community? The Student Organization Fair allows student organizations from across campus to showcase themselves to UNI students, faculty and staff. The event is Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballroom. The deadline to sign up your organization is 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. Sign up at: http://www.uni.edu/maucker/online-forms/orgfair/
Mock interviews and resume critiques will be held Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 9, 10 and 11. Practice with professionals from 14 businesses and organizations to receive feedback on your resume and interview skills. Login to CareerLink at www.uni.edu/careerservices to select the employer(s) and time of your choice. This event is open to all majors, freshmen through graduate students. Deadline for reserving an interview slot is Friday, Sept. 5. Contact Laura Wilson in Career Services at email@example.com for more information.
Internships are available working with U.S. Department of Defense Child Development Centers in Germany, Italy, England, Belgium, Hawaii or Florida for fall 2008 and spring 2009 semesters. Travel, housing and a living stipend are paid. The internship includes 12 credit hours (undergraduate or graduate) from UNI. Students are eligible to apply for an education award of up to $2,300 from AmeriCorps*ProCorps (award is prorated based on number of days on location). Prior experience working with children is required. To apply, e-mail Susan Edginton at Susan.Edginton@uni.edu. Briefly describe your experiences working with children as well as your educational background. The subject line should say: UNI/OL INTERNSHIP.
UNI may nominate two applicants for the National Endowment for the Humanities' Summer Stipend Program, a $6,000 award. The deadline to compete for a nomination is 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 15. Please see: http://www.uni.edu/osp/grants/NEH.htm for information on the nomination process or contact OSP Grant Specialist Hillery Oberle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-3961.
Attend a meeting and barbecue from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2, in Seerley Park (Iowa Street and Seerley Boulevard.). Come for free food and a chance to meet some of your local representatives and senators. Northern Iowa Democrats, Students for Barack Obama, and Campaign for Change are teaming up this semester to Rock the Vote in '08.
The UNI Tennis Club will host an informational meeting at 9:15 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, in CBB 131. All ability levels are encouraged to attend. Check out everything the UNI Tennis Club has to offer. For more information, contact Dana Ball at email@example.com.
Think about joining PSE, a national professional fraternity in sales and marketing. PSE is open to all majors.
Learn how PSE helps you to stand out from others in your major who are applying for the same jobs as you. Attend an informational meeting at 8:30 p.m., in CBB 23, Thursday, Sept. 4, or Wednesday, Sept. 10. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/pse/index.html or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students Against a Violent Environment (SAVE) will hold its kick-off meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. 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 and beyond. All UNI students welcome. There will be free snacks. E-mail email@example.com for more information.
Seeking information on cooperative education or internships? Attend an orientation meeting from 4 to 5 p.m. in CBB 109 on one of the following dates: Monday, Sept. 8; Thursday, Sept. 25; or Wednesday, Oct. 1. Learn about the benefits of doing an internship, application process, locating an internship, and possible credit for a job you have now. New this year: 1) “Zero Credit” transcript notation option and 2) $10/hr (wage increase) for “20 Best Internships on Campus”. UNI Cooperative Education/Internship Program: 273-6041, GIL 102, http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/co-op/
The Student Leadership Center Kick-Off will be at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballrooms A & B. The event will include information about programs for the year, a keynote speaker (Scott Raecker), and free food. Visit www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter to learn more.
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):
Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Philosophy & World Religions Scholarship Benefit Lecture, "The Kingdom of God in a Time of Terror: Jesus & the Roman Empire," by renowned historian John Dominic Crossan. The lecture will be held Monday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. in Lang Auditorium. Tickets are $30, and are tax deductible. Call 273-6221, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by Baker 135 for tickets, paying by cash, check or credit card.
Want to make a difference? Come to the UNI Volunteer Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. UNI volunteer organizations as well as those from off campus will be present to offer UNI students opportunities to make a difference in the Cedar Valley.
Help clean up a section of Dry Run Creek on the UNI campus at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2. Work will start from the foot bridge at Panther Parkway south of University Avenue and proceed down the creek to the foot bridge behind the CEEE. Recent flooding has left the creek in desperate need of clean up. Pizza and refreshments will be served afterwards. Register online at www.rrttc.com. If you have any questions, call Jenny Bruss at 3-3689.
Monday, Sept. 8, the AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss meets at 4:30 p.m. at the UNI Museum to discuss "The Man Who Fed the World" by Leon Hesser. Self Help director Merry Fredrick is the speaker. It's not necessary to have read the book.
The Center for Multicultural Education and Maucker Union will host the "Close-Up on Diversity: Authenticity and Inclusion" series of events, Sept. 8-12, including a cultural festival, slam poetry, immigration and diversity panel, film screenings and roundtable discussion, international opportunities fair and international house of coffee. The keynote address, "Authenticity and Politics in Life," will feature Norma T. Hollis. For more information visit www.uni.edu/cme or call Athena Clayborne at 3-2250.
The UNI chapter of SAI will host a fundraiser for Iowa flood and tornado victims at 8 p.m., Sept. 13, in the GBPAC Lobby. The Disaster Relief Swing-A-Thon ends at 6 a.m., Sunday, Sept.14. The goal is to help music programs affected by floods and tornados. The UNI and UI Swing Clubs along with Step Into Swing from Des Moines will be present throughout the night teaching lessons and doing demonstrations. The night will also include food, contests, a raffle drawing and silent auction. A $10 donation is requested. For more information, visit www.saiswingathon.com or www.uni.edu/studentorgs/sai/swingathon.
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Be part of the student challenge treasure hunt. Win prizes, have fun, and learn about a UNI tradition. Visit www.uni-foundation.org/studentgift for details.
Eastern Iowa has experienced two big natural disasters this year: tornado and flood. In order to assist local and state government agencies, this year’s GIS Conference theme is titled "Geospatial Technologies for Natural Disaster Management." The conference will take place Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center and will feature workshops, keynote presentations, educational sessions, an exhibition and networking opportunities. Visit http://geotree.geog.uni.edu/gisday2008/ to register for GIS Day 2008 and view the preliminary agenda. Registration is free and lunch will also be provided for all registrants. Students attending have an opportunity to visit with multiple GIS vendors.
AVP Hot Winter Nights Tour combines the best of AVP Pro Beach Volleyball action with the California beach lifestyle indoors. The tour brings the top ranked AVP men's and women's players to the McLeod Center on Jan. 31, along with 200 tons of sand. Tickets are available at all UNITix Locations, 319-273-4TIX or online at www.uni.edu/mcleod
Panther football hosts South Dakota at 4:05 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, in the UNI-Dome.
Volleyball hosts the UNI Invitational against Clemson, Marquette and Northern Illinois on Friday, Sept. 5 and Saturday, Sept. 6 in the McLeod Center.
Saturday games are Clemson vs. Northern Illinois at 10 a.m., UNI vs. Marquette at 12:30 p.m., Northern Illinois vs. Marquette at 5 p.m. and UNI vs. Clemson at 7:30 p.m.
Soccer hosts Northern Illinois at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at the Cedar Vally Youth Soccer Association Complex. The Panthers host in-state foe Iowa State at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Mark Messersmith Track and Field Complex.
"Highlights from the Collection," a selection of works from the UNI Permanent Art Collection, will run through Sept. 21. Featured objects include the abstract expressionist painting titled "No. 6" by Philip Guston, Japanese woodcut prints, Edgerton photographs and Rembrandt etchings, as well as recent acquisitions. Co-curator Charles M. Adelman will lecture on "Highlights from the UNI Permanent Art Collection: Some Observations" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, in KAB 111.
The UNI Portuguese Club is hosting The Conexões Film Series covering a wide range of social, economic and political issues affecting Brazil as well as the rest of the world. All films are in Portuguese with English subtitles and are free and open to the public. "Central do Brasil" (Central Station) will be shown at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, in the College Eye Room of the Maucker Union. "An emotive journey of a former school teacher whose mother just died and a young boy searching for the father he never knew."
Political Science Professor Dhirendra Vajpeyi will lead a discussion for News Talk on the Georgia-Russia conflict on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at University Book and Supply. News Talk meets the first Saturday of the month and is intended to promote critical reading and discussion of the news. See http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_082608.shtml for more details. For further information, contact Gerri Perreault 273-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.
The Constitution Day speaker is Jules Lobel, vice president of the Center for Constitutional Rights and professor of Law at University of Pittsburgh. Lobel will be on campus for three events, one on Sept. 18 and two on Sept. 19. http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_082808.shtml For more information, contact Philosophy and World Religions (3-6221) or Harry Brod (3-2693). For information on Constitution Day planning, contact Gerri Perreault, 273-6898 (YLA@UNI.edu).
UNI Associate Professor Doug Shaw and senior Jordan Meyer are teaming up to perform a comedy show, "Doug and Jordan: An Evening of solo improv comedy, performed by two people over the course of about an hour." The performance will be at 8:30 p.m. in CAC, Room 108, Friday, Sept. 12. The show will consist of three pieces: "Doctor Shaw Saves the World," an unscripted five-act multimedia play; "Thesis," an unscripted long-form solo improv structure featuring Meyer; and "Flash Challenge," a fast-paced challenge structure featuring both actors.
Join a fitness/leisure class today. There are 52 different sessions from which to choose. Classes start as early as 6:30 a.m., and as late as 9:45 p.m. Aerobics, cycling, yoga, pilates, boot camp, water fitness classes and more are offered through Wellness and Recreation Services. Low cost, convenient; sign up with a friend. www.uni.edu/wellrec
A mandatory managers' meeting is at 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, in SEC 247. Makeup managers' meetings are at 3:15 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 2 and 3, in WRC 252. League registration is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 2 and 3, in WRC 161. Play begins Monday, Sept. 15. Game times: Men's leagues, 7:30, 8, 8:30 and 9 p.m., Mondays or Tuesdays; Women's leagues: 7:30 or 8 p.m., Mondays or Thursdays. For more information, call 273-7262.
Anyone interested in officiating softball should attend one of the following softball clinics: at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2 or Wednesday, Sept. 3, in WRC 252. Pay is $7.25 per game (officials are able to play and officiate; you must know day/time your team plays). Please wear tennis shoes and gym clothes. If you have questions, call 273-7262.
Fantasy Football Tournament for students, faculty, staff, spouses and retirees. Registration: Thursday and Friday, Sept. 4 and 5, in WRC 161. A $5 entry fee is due with registration. Play begins Monday, Sept. 8. E-mail contact will be made by 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 8, with password and league user name.
A mandatory managers' meeting will take place at 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27, 4 p.m. in SEC 247.
The tournament will take place at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14. Entry forms are available in WRC 161. Entries are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, WRC 161. Entry fee is $20 per team (cash, check or u-bill). Open to students, faculty, staff, spouses and retirees. For more information, call 273-7262.
Register between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 2 through Wednesday, Sept. 4, in WRC 161. Play begins Monday, Sept. 8. Rules are available at the WRC Web site, www.uni.edu/wellrec, click on Intramural Sports. For more information, call 273-7262.
"Just for Kicks" (JfK), a UNI program to train youth soccer coaches and players, is hosting a three-on-three soccer tournament from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, at the UNI soccer practice fields on West 27th Street. Teams will be placed into divisions based on age, gender and playing experience. There are six divisions for both men and women, under 10, 12, 14, 16, 19 and adult, as of August 2008. The top two teams in each division will receive awards, and all participants will receive a JfK T-shirt. There is a maximum of five players per team, and a team fee of $125. Registration is due by Friday, Sept. 5. Contact email@example.com for registration forms.
MAUCKER UNION HOURS:
The CCC is expanding its hours of operation. The hours are: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; and 6 to 10 p.m., Sunday.
Avanti is open until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday; Flares Burrito Bar open until 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; Flares Grill open until 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday; Café Fresco open until 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.These venues are open until 3 p.m. Friday.
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