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Monday, Sept. 15, 2008
A routine test of UNI's emergency notification system, UNI Alert, will take place at approximately 8:50 a.m., Monday, Sept. 15. Please update your emergency contact information at http://www.uni.edu/resources/alert/faq.shtml
The UNI cable system is recruiting students to produce content for their peers and community through UNI cable TV channels. The Cable Team will coordinate equipment and studio space, and knowledgeable students in the Production House will help. If you are interested, contact the student manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: 273-2252, or e-mail: email@example.com. "Body Prop" will be exhibited in the UNI Gallery of Art, Sept. 29 through Oct. 26.
The UNI Museum is partnering with Iowa Public Television to shoot a scene of a real one-room school house. Twenty children ages five to 15 are needed to portray school life in 1922. There will be one rehearsal (9:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 20) and one filming date (1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28), both at the Marshall Center Schoolhouse. Most costumes will be provided depending on sizes. Siblings are encouraged. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The UNI Environmental Health and Safety Office has been relocated from the Physical Plant to 8628 University Ave. - H#26. Phone numbers for the EH&S team remain the same. Fax number has changed to 273-7275.
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 email@example.com.
Have an interest in video editing? Wonder how movies are made? Check out the foundations of editing workshop, at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the Performance Studio near the Interpreters Theatre in Lang Hall. Sponsored by Cedar River Productions.
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.
An informative presentation on backpacking, hostelling, and getting around Europe on a shoe-string budget will be at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Elm Room, Maucker Union. For more information call 273-7078 or visit 28 Gilchrist Hall.
Did you just get a new Mac for school or are you thinking of buying one? If so, join UNI Mac User Group at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, in ITTC 28 for a Mac 101 workshop. The workshop will consist of a tour of the Mac OS X operating system and will focus on how you can best utilize your Mac on campus.
Juniors and seniors are invited to participate in a mediation seminar and represent UNI on a mediation team in a two-day competition Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27, at Maharishi University of Management. Free round-trip transportation, lodging in Fairfield, Seminar in Mediation taught by nationally recognized mediator, and place on tournament team. Contact Heidi Noonan-Day (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information.
Attend exploratory meeting from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, in Sabin 325. This UNI Study Abroad program includes learning about family and community development, health care, orphaned children and pressing social problems. Weekend excursions to: tropical forests, volcanos, historic cities and cultural sites.
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.
The Iowa Venture Capital & Entreprenuers Conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Polk County Convention Complex, Des Moines. This conference is primarily designed for non-students. Keynote is Mark Charles Thompson, co-author of "Success Built to Last." Breakouts include marketing, idea protection, starting a business, growing a business and others. Free admission and transportation for UNI students. Register by Monday, Sept. 29 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-JPEC (5732).
The Northeast Iowa Medical Ethics Conference, featuring renowned pediatrician and ethicist Laine Ross, from the University of Chicago, will examine ethical issues in pediatrics at the Waterloo Center for the Arts from noon until 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29. To register, visit www.allencollege.edu. UNI's Department of Philosophy and World Religions is a co-sponsor.
Up 'Til Dawn is a group that helps raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Form a five-member team and spend one hour from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Maucker Union Ballroom preparing letters seeking donations. Sign up sheets can be picked up/dropped off in the SIAC (upstairs in the Union), anytime before 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3, or e-mail email@example.com
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.
The UNI College Republicans' next meeting will be at 8:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 15, in the Presidential Room in the Maucker Union. New members are welcome.
The fall sign-up and information meeting for the Men's Volleyball Club will be at 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, in the WRC's pool balcony behind the front desk. If you have any questions, or if you are interested and cannot attend the meeting, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNI Circle K is a student volunteer organization helping the Cedar Valley. It meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday in the Maucker Union College Eye Room. Have fun volunteering with new friends and make a difference in the community.
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):
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 will be from UNI to downtown Cedar Falls. Contact email@example.com for more information.
The UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers will host a (Flying) Spaghetti (Monster) Dinner from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, in the CME Lecture Room (upstairs of the Union). Come for free spaghetti and see the improv group Half-Masted 3.2, followed by bowling from 9 to 11 p.m. at Valley Park Lanes. More info at http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5873261164&ref=ts.
The UNI School of Music will present its annual hands-on workshops for high school student instrumentalists preparing for All-State competition at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28. This event is free and open to the public, but does require registration. To register, please visit www.uni.edu/music or call 273-2025.
Half-Masted 3.2, UNI's comedy improv troupe, is holding auditions from 6 to 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.
On Saturday, Sept. 20, join a tour of the Botanical Center and then catch the "Magic Show" put on by UNI chemistry students. Enjoy the tailgate at the Maucker Union Plaza before heading to the football game to see the Panthers take on South Dakota State in the UNI-Dome. There are plenty of fun activities planned for you and your family, so plan your weekend at UNI now. http://www.uni.edu/familyweekend/
T-Shirts and related items will be available at the UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society Sale in the Schindler lobby from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during Family Weekend on Saturday, Sept. 20. Proceeds will benefit KDP educational and service projects.
The Panther Pacers Running Club will host its 11th Annual 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11 by the West Dome parking lot. Early entry fee, until Oct. 1, is $12 for current UNI students and $15 for non-students. After Oct. 1, the entry fee is $20 for everyone. Participants meeting the early deadline will be guaranteed a long-sleeved gold T-shirt. For more information, and to download a copy of the entry form, visit: http://www.pantherpacers.com/data/downloads/pprc_2008_5k_registration.pdf
Rod Library is sponsoring self-guided tours during Family Weekend. Library maps will be available on a display table in the library lobby. The library also will conduct a raffle.
The Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, is offering creative drama classes for children in kindergarten through high school, beginning Monday, Oct. 6. For registration and class information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis
Football hosts South Dakota State at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, in the UNI-Dome.
Volleyball will open Missouri Valley Conference play when it hosts in-state rival Drake at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19, in the McLeod Center. The Panthers take on Creighton at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, in the McLeod Center.
Soccer hosts Western Illinois at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Mark Messersmith Track and Field Complex. The Panthers host South Dakota State at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19, at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex. The Panthers host North Dakota State at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Mark Messersmith Track and Field Complex.
Softball begins its fall season with a game against Kirkwood at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17. The Panthers host Iowa at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, and take on Drake at 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 21. All games will be held at the Robinson-Dresser Complex in Cedar Falls.
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. This week's film, "Comédia Infantil" (Nelio's Story) is based on the book by Henning Mankell.
Join Barack Obama policy advisors Richard Danzig and Sarah Sewall in a discussion about America's foreign policy at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 15, in the North Room, lower level Maucker Union.
Garland Allen, from Washington University, will discuss the history of Eugenics at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, in McCollum Science Hall Room 137 (Lantz Auditorium). This presentation will be relevant to studies in philosophy, biology, humanities, religion, fine arts, sociology, psychology and more.
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 (273-6221) or Harry Brod (273-2693).
Otto MacLin, recipient of the 2008-09 UNI Distinguished Scholar Award, will present at the Graduate College's Brown Bag Lecture Series from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, in MSH 001. MacLin researches cognitive and metacognitive aspects of face recognition as well as applied aspects of face recognition such as eyewitness identification. MacLin serves as a psychological consultant on cases involving eyewitness identification and has co-authored books involving cognitive psychology and computer programming for behavioral research. Bring your lunch; coffee and cookies will be provided. Contact Machelle at 273-2748 with questions.
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 the Department of Philosophy & World Religions, 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 the Department of Philosophy & World Religions, 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. Cooper helped WorldCom grow into a corporate behemoth, and her courageous follow-up of a routine internal audit ultimately led to the unraveling of massive fraud. Cooper was honored in 2002 as a "Time" magazine "Person of the Year." She will be joined by UNI alum John Meyer, retired controller of Sprint Corporation, for two follow-up Q&A sessions at 9 and 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 22, in 109 CBB. For more information, contact Donna Wood at Donna.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Derek Chollet, professor of Security Studies at Georgetown University and senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington D.C., will present his new book, "America Between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11," at 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22, in Seerley 115. Chollet, whose book examines U.S. foreign policy leading up to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has written often in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and is the author of several books.
The 35th Annual Carl Becker Memorial Lecture in History will be presented by David G. Hunter at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Seerley 115. Hunter is the Cottrill-Rolfes Chair of Catholic Studies at the University of Kentucky. The title of his lecture is "Sex, Politics, and Death: Augustine on Evil and Embodiment." The lecture is free and open to the public. For further information, contact email@example.com.
Richard Zare will present "How to Succeed in Research and In Life" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Lantz Auditorium in McCollum Science Hall. A reception will follow. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at 273-2437.
Mitch Christensen (Management '76) will give a demonstration on public speaking as a business professional, from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, in the John Deere Auditorium (CBB 109). Christensen is executive vice president for enterprise payment strategies at Wells Fargo and speaks regularly to Congress and U.S. government agencies, the media and business groups. The event is open to students from all majors.
Pediatrician and ethicist Laine Ross from the University of Chicago will lecture on "Kidney Markets: Ethics, Economics, and International Policies," at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the John Deere Auditorium in the CBB. The is a free lecture sponsored by the Wilson Chair of Business Ethics.
Erica Wheeler, an award-winning songwriter, will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 15, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
Recycled Percussion "Man vs. Machine Tour" is the best rock drum show you will see. The free show is at 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, in the GBPAC. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
Faculty artist Randy Grabowski, trumpet, will present a recital featuring fellow faculty artists Bryan Bennett, Christopher Buckholz, Randy Hogancamp, Tina Su and Robert Washut, as well as student musicians and guests at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Faculty artist Kui-Im Lee will offer a recital on the Wolff Organ at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. This concert will feature works by Bach, Saint-Saëns and the premiere of an original work by faculty artist Alan Schmitz. This event is free and open to the public.
No Shame is open mic night meets improv comedy meets poetry slam meets juggling meets Your Mom jokes. Any type of expression is welcome. You need to follow three rules to perform: All pieces must be original, no piece may exceed five minutes in length, and no piece may harm the space or its occupants. To perform, come at 9:30 to sign up; if you are coming to watch, come before 10 p.m., at CAC 108. Free. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNI's two performing dance companies, Orchesis and International Dance Theatre, will present concerts at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, 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.
Jewel will perform live in the McLeod Center with special guest Steve Poltz Nov. 1. Jewel will perform solo and acoustic. Steve Poltz is a fellow songwriter, working with Jewel early in her career. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Sept. 19, at all UNItix locations, 273-4TIX and online at www.unitix.uni.edu. All seats are reserved.
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 are on sale 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.
Registration starts Monday, Sept. 15, in WRC 161. Pick up a mileage sheet. The entry fee is $15. For a successful completion you will receive an intramural 100- or 200-mile fitness club T-shirt. For more information, contact the IM office at 273-7262.
Looking for a good place to workout? Consider using the WRS Health Beat in Maucker Union, where it is not so congested. Hours of operation are 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday. Call 273-2239 for more information.
Working out and need a locker to keep all of your personal belongings? Health Beat has lockers for rent. To sign up for locker service, visit
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.
DINING ON CAMPUS:
The first Sushi Tuesday of the semester will be Tuesday, Sept. 16. California rolls, veggie cream cheese rolls and tuna rolls will be a featured menu item at Wasabi in Prexy's in Maucker Union. Each suchi roll is created in Prexy's kitchen. www.uni.edu/dor. Click on What’s Happening.
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