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Monday, Sept. 8, 2008
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 contractor will replace the northeast doors to McCollum Science Hall beginning Wednesday, Sept. 10. The plan is to remove the doors and frames that day and install the new doors and frames on Sept. 11. The contractor plans to do the work in such a way as to allow traffic through these doors during the day. However, everyone who can, should plan to use other entrances on those days. The building will be secured the evening of the 10th with a temporary wall. Evening emergency egress will be through the southeast doors. If the new doors cannot be secured the evening of the 11th, the wall will be re-installed. Things should be back to normal some time on the 12th. The doors will eventually be on the electronic access system. If you have questions regarding this matter, call 273-6165.
Northern Iowa Student Government has openings in each branch of government for the current 2008-2009 school year. Applications for all positions are due by noon, Friday, Sept. 12. To view open positions and apply, visit: http://www.uni.edu/nisg/
According to research, more than 1,700 college students die each year from alcohol-related injuries. Don’t count yourself in this number. Learn how to party safely and make smart choices by attending the Too Much, Too Fast programs this week in your hall. Look for flyers in your house about when and where.
The UNI Metals Studio in the Department of Art needs to collect 1,000 colorful plastic bags to be utilized in an interactive installation, "The Launch," by artist Deb Todd Wheeler in the upcoming exhibition "Body Prop." Plastic bags can be placed in the drop-box outside the Department of Art Office, 104 KAB, or in the Metals Studio, 135 KAB through Sept. 26. (Please no white or beige bags.) For questions, or pick-up of large quantities of bags, contact Erica Duffy, assistant professor of art, by phone: 3-2252, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. "Body Prop" will be exhibited in the UNI Gallery of Art, Sept. 29 through Oct. 26.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-2778.
ITS-Educational Technology is offering four series of free computer workshops for Mastering Microsoft Office and five for Creating Web Pages during fall semester. Each series is worth one credit hour. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/credit.shtml.
This years' RESUMANIA will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Students are encouraged to bring resumes for revision or simply attend this informational session in preparation for the career fair. There will be free food and a grand prize drawing. From 6 to 7 p.m., Aegon representatives will explain what they look for in a resume and interview, and from 7 to 8 p.m., Aegon employees and the Career Services staff will review resumes and provide feedback. Visit www.uni.edu/careerservices or call 273-6857 with any questions.
This free workshop will be offered from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.,Tuesday, Sept. 9, in BCS 30. Registration is required. Call 273-JPEC (5732) or e-mail email@example.com.
The Study Abroad Center is hosting its annual International Opportunities Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10. Get information about credit transfer, health concerns, international travel and get your photo taken for a passport. Talk to past participants of the program. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/studyabroad or call Study Abroad Center at 273-7078.
More than 180 organizations and graduate/professional schools will visit about job and internship opportunities as well as continuing education, from 2 to 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 15, in the UNI-Dome. All majors, freshmen through seniors, graduate students and alumni are welcome. For a list of participating organizations and the majors they're seeking, visit http://www.uni.edu/careerservices Sponsored by UNI Career Services.
Twin Cities Law School Forum Representatives from all four Twin Cities law schools--Minnesota, Hamline, St. Thomas and William Mitchell--will conduct a forum on law school and the law school application process. It will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, in Sabin 307. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Sponsored by the Daniel Webster Law Society. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one academic year. The Gilman Program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of two-year and four-year public and private institutions from all 50 states. Some 1,200 scholarships will be granted during the 2008-2009 academic year. For more information, full eligibility criteria and the online application visit: http://www.iie.org/gilman Deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 7.
Emerging Iowa Artists applications for the 2009 Des Moines Arts Festival are available at http://www.zapplication.org/. Application deadline is Friday, Oct. 31. The EIA program gives 24 currently enrolled or recently graduated Iowa college students an opportunity to promote their talents and sell their artwork during the nationally recognized festival. The 2009 Des Moines Arts Festival is scheduled for June 26-28. For more information, visit http://www.desmoinesartsfestival.org or contact Rebecca Schultze at email@example.com.
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 Monday, Sept. 15.
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.
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 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 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/
The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley (VCCV) will staff a satellite office on campus from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Thursday in the Student Involvement and Activities Center of Maucker Union. Learn about some 200 volunteer opportunities. E-mail volunteerUNI@vccv.org with questions.
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.
The Daniel Webster Law Society will hold its first meeting of the year at 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 8, in Sabin Hall, Room 307. In addition to discussing the year's plans, Professor Scott Peters will give a presentation and Q&A on preparing for law school.
The first fall meeting of the UNI Psychology Club will be at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 8, in 102 Sabin Hall. Free pizza and pop will be provided.
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/
There will be an FMA meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in CBB 332. Come learn about opportunities at AEGON. This will be a joint meeting with Rho Epsilon. Please join us afterwards for pizza at the O.P.! If you have questions, contact Devin at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Are you an education major interested in working with students in grades 5-8? Join the Student Association of Middle Level Educators. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9 in the fifth floor lounge of Schindler Education Center. Ideas on creativity and collaboration will be presented, along with a team-building activity perfect for middle school students. Pizza is provided. For more information, visit http://unisamle.googlepages.com/home or contact Marcus at email@example.com.
Habitat for Humanity will host its first meeting of the year at 9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9 in CBB 225. Learn about the organization, meet new friends and enjoy free pizza.
All students are welcome to gather in Russell Hall Room 116 and join in the singing of spirituals. Rehearsals are from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sept. 9. Thereafter, rehearsals will be 7 to 8 p.m., every Tuesday. Music and/or lyric sheets will be provided.
Join CEO at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, in BCS 30 to kick-off Foundation Business Simulation, an online simulation that CEO will sponsor through April 2009. Sign up to become a member of one of the six, four-member teams that will compete for cash prizes while learning about the effectiveness of multi-discipline teams working together, how to apply strategic thinking and testing your business acumen. Come for pizza and learn how to become a member of a winning team.
The first UNI Right to Life event of the year will be at Maple Lanes on University Avenue at 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11. Bowling and shoes are $6. Ask for the UNI Right to Life group of lanes and they'll let you know where we're at.
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):
See OneRepublic live in concert, at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3 in the McLeod Center with special guests The Hush Sound, The Spill Canvas and Augustana. UNI student tickets go on sale 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 10-12 at all box offices and Maucker Union. Public tickets on sale Sept.13 at all UNITix locations or charge by phone 273-4849 or online at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/unitix/. Tickets for UNI students are $25, and $35 for the general public. Sponsored by Panther Productions.
Actor Kal Penn (Star of "Harold and Kumar," "Van Wilder," "Superman Returns" and "House") is coming to UNI to explain why he supports Barack Obama and why he asks UNI students to get involved now. Join us at 1:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 8, in the Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge.
The Center for Multicultural Education and Maucker Union will host the "Close-Up on Diversity: Authenticity and Inclusion" series of events, Monday through Friday, 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 Cedar Falls Bike Task Force (with UNI representation) is developing a comprehensive city bike plan. Attend a public meeting at 7 p.m., Sept.16, in the Lincoln Elementary School and provide input regarding destination routes you desire throughout Cedar Falls. Pilot routes from UNI to downtown CF will be the first to unfold. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Energy and Environmental Education will host the Alliant Energy Iowa Electrathon Championship Series on Saturday, Sept. 13. The battery-powered cars will begin competition at 8:45 a.m. in the ITC B parking lot south of University Avenue. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/electrathon/08cedarfalls.htm or contact Kyle Ross at email@example.com.
The Iowa Renewable Energy Association will hold its 17th annual Energy & Sustainability EXPO, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14 at the CEEE. The EXPO features some 70 workshops and 80 vendors on renewable energy, green building, renewable fuels, energy-efficiency technology, sustainable living, electric cars and more. Demonstrations of wind power, electric cars, solar hot water and solar electricity will be held. Admission is $10 per person, per day. I-Renew members are admitted free; you can join I-Renew at the door. Expo hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, and 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14.
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.
Half-Masted 3.2, UNI's comedy improv troupe, is holding auditions from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 and Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the College Eye room of the Maucker Union. Callbacks will be held the following Friday. The six-year-old troupe is instructed and directed by Doug Shaw, a UNI associate professor of mathematics. The troupe performs a family-friendly show every Friday at the Cedar Falls Public Library, a mature-audiences show at the end of every semester, and private shows, seminars, and team-building workshops throughout Iowa. For more information, call Shaw at 273-6805.
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 Soccer hosts Iowa at the CVYSA Complex at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12. The Panthers will take on IUPUI at noon on Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Mark Messersmith Track and Field Complex.
Discover the beauty of carved masks and sculptures from west and central Africa in this unique exhibit, "Visions of Africa: Art and Ritual," at the University Museum, 3219 Hudson Road. Visit www.uni.edu/museum for more information or call 3-2188. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday.
The UNI Portuguese Club will host the second installment of its Conexões Film Series at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 in the College Eye Room of the Maucker Union. All films are in Portuguese with English subtitles and are free and open to the public. Comédia Infantil (Nelio's Story) . "Based on the book by Henning Mankell, this story takes place in Mozambique and is about a young boy, Nelio, who loses his entire family during a time of civil war."
Steve John, executive director of the Agricultural Watershed Institute, will discuss "Support your local grass farmer: Why a local bioenergy movement is needed and how to start one," at 4 p.m., Wednesday Sept. 10, Room 9 Tallgrass Prairie Center. Based in Decatur, Ill., Agricultural Watershed Institute’s mission is to conduct research and educational programs to improve water quality, maintain or restore ecosystem health, and conserve and manage land and water resources in agricultural watersheds. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, at 273-3828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Explore with an expert ethical issues like government lawyers justifying torture, psychologists assisting terrorist interrogations, anthropologists advising military units abroad, physicians assisting capital punishment. Join Constitutional lawyer Jules Lobel over lunch, 12:45-1:45 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, Towers Seminar Room (upstairs). For more information, contact Philosophy/World Religions Department, 273-6221.
Poet/essayist James Autry will read and comment on his work at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, in CAC 108. Autry was featured in Bill Moyers' 1989 PBS series "The Power of the Word" and 1995 book "The Language of Life." Autry has been on Garrison Keillor's NPR "Writer's Corner" and the focus of a special issue of Kentucky Poetry Review. Autry advocates for the arts and for wise leadership in the corporate world. His recent works include "The Book of Hard Choices" and "Looking Around for God".
Lecture by Vice President of the Center for Constitutional Rights and Law Professor Jules Lobel, who has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. Lobel will discuss how confronting terrorism at home and abroad has provoked moral, legal and political confrontations at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in Sabin 102. For more information, contact Philosophy/World Religions Department, 273-6221.
The Wilson Series in Business Ethics will host Cynthia Cooper, former VP and head of internal audit at WorldCom Corporation at 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21, in Lang Auditorium. For more information, contact Donna Wood at Donna.Wood@uni.edu.
Students can get free tickets 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 at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, in Lang Auditorium. Stop by Baker 135 for tickets.
Scott and Michelle Dalziel will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 8, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
See The Millers, at 10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, at the GBPAC in a special performance that is free to UNI students. The Millers is a family that travels the world performing together, sharing the stage with the likes of Alicia Keys, B.B. King, Kanye West, Ziggy Marley and Ricky Skaggs. Finalists in 2006 "America’s Got Talent," The Millers includes 13-year-old phenom, LD, wailing on harmonica. For more information, visit www.gbpac.com or call 273-4TIX. Co-sponsored by CAB.
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.
UNI's two performing dance companies, Orchesis and International Dance Theatre, will present concerts at 7:30 p.m., Sept 19 and at 2 p.m., Sept 21 in Davis Hall of the GBPAC. Featured will be some of the best choreographies and performances from last years' concerts. International Dance Theatre will present a portion of the show it will be doing for an upcoming international festival in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information call Daniel Wells at 273-3560.
Registration starts Monday, Sept. 15, in WRC 161. Pick up a mileage sheet. The entry fee is $15. For a successful completion you will recieve an intramural 100- or 200-mile fitness club T-shirt. For more information, contact the IM office at 273-7262.
Self-help materials, consultation, and on-going support is available to students, faculty and staff striving to quit smoking. Contact Kathy Green, University Health Services director, at 3-6921 or email@example.com, for details, or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/smoke/index.html
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.
Run a 1.5 mile course at 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19 on Intramural Fields west of UNI-Dome. Register from 3-3:45 p.m. the day of run, in WRC 161. Contestants should report to the starting area by 3:55 p.m. If you need more information, call 273-7262.
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.
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