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Monday, Sept. 22, 2008
The Rod Library catalog, also known as UNISTAR, will move to a new and more powerful server the weekend of Sept. 27-28. During the migration, access to the catalog and some of its services will be unavailable. For more details, visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/archives/2008/09/rod_library_cat.html.
Continuing Education Credit Programs has been renamed Continuing and Distance Education. The new name emphasizes the office's role in providing degree, endorsement and certificate programs, as well as credit courses and workshops, across Iowa, and beyond, via the Iowa Communications Network (ICN), Blackboard/WebCT and off-campus instruction. To learn more about distance education opportunities, visit www.uni.edu/continuinged/programs.
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 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: email@example.com
There will be informational meetings for the June 2009 Capstone Study Abroad course in Greece at noon and 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Maucker Union, University Room North. Contact Gregory Bruess at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-2752. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/global/greece.
The first leadership workshop from the Student Leadership Center will take place at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. The theme of the workshop series is the pillars of character and the first topic is trustworthiness. The presenter is Todd Wordel from the Boy Scouts of America. Visit www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter for more details.
A presentation on backpacking, hostelling, and getting around Europe on a shoe-string budget will be at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Gilchrist Hall 010. For more information call 273-7078 or visit 28 Gilchrist Hall.
C.L. Lindsay will talk to students about Internet safety and social networking sites, including Facebook, at 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25 in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. He has access to a UNI Facebook account and will use this to help students understand the risks of what they put on the Internet.
Attend an 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.
Volunteers are needed to assist at a free dental clinic on Friday, Oct. 3, and Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. Volunteers are needed for Spanish and Bosnian translation and to serve on patient and volunteer, facility operations, medical, hospitality and education teams. E-mail VolunteerUNI@vccv.org if you are interested.
Take Spanish for Health Professionals,Translation and other Spanish courses in Costa Rica. The University Veritas in San Jose offers a variety of Spanish classes and courses in English for UNI students to take during semester, academic year, or summer sessions. Courses are available to students of different levels, from beginning to advanced. Contact UNI Study Abroad for more information: Gilchrist Hall 28, 273-7078 or email@example.com.
The 2009 International Research and Exchange Board will host a research symposium in April for American junior and senior scholars and members of the policy community to study and discuss timely topics as they relate to youth in these regions. The symposium will be held in Washington, D.C., for two days of reviews of current research projects, round table discussions and the development of policy recommendations. Application deadline is Dec. 1. For more information, contact Symposium@irex.org or visit http://www.irex.org/programs/symp/index.asp.
One of the most important concepts of time management is realizing that it is your time to manage…it’s your greatest asset and just like money, you choose how to spend it. To learn more about time management, attend the PAIR programs in your house and hall. Visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/ for more details.
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.
The Iowa Venture Capital & Entrepreneurs 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).
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 Old Central 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 Student Association of Middle Level Educators (SAMLE) is for anyone interested in working with young adolescents in grades 5-8. Bring your resumes to the next meeting, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23 in the fifth floor lounge of Schindler Education Center. Peer advisers will review resumes and give advice specific to education majors. Visit http://unisamle.googlepages.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
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President Benjamin J. Allen invites the campus community to join the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, and the UNI Foundation in celebrating the rededication of Russell Hall at 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26. A reception and tour will follow the ceremony. RSVP to email@example.com or by calling 273-6144.
The Elevator Pitch Workshop is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, in BCS 30. This workshop is intended for students interested in competing in the Elevator Pitch Competition to be held Thursday, Oct. 9. The winner of the competition will automatically advance to the national competition to be held in Chicago Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 6 - 8. The fundamentals of an elevator pitch will be covered as well as all questions regarding the actual competition. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 273-JPEC.
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, visit www.uni.edu/music or call 273-2025.
Lectures and demonstration of traditional Guatemalan weaving by artisans in Postville will be held at 1 and 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the CME 109, Maucker. Professors from Luther College will share research on the weavers' co-op formation. Woven works will be on sale in Maucker that day. For information, contact Jennifer Cooley, 273-3897, or Victoria DeFrancisco, 273-7219. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsors: Sigma Delta Pi, Modern Languages, Interpreters Theatre, Women and Gender Studies, CHFA, CSBS, History, CME.
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
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 Day theme is "Geospatial technologies for natural disaster management." The conference will take place Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the GBPAC, and will feature workshops, keynote presentations, educational sessions, an exhibition, and networking opportunities. If you would like to participate, visit http://geotree.geog.uni.edu/gisday2008 to register for GIS Day 2008 and view the preliminary agenda. Registration is free with lunch provided to all registrants. Students who attend will have an opportunity to visit with multiple GIS vendors.
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
Soccer hosts South Dakota at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, at the CVYSA Complex. The Panthers take on North Dakota at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Mark Messersmith Track and Field Complex.
Softball plays Iowa Central at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24. The team will hold its Purple and Gold scrimmage at 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28. Both games will be at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex.
The UNI Portuguese Club will host the third installment of its Conexões Film Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 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. "Capitães de Abril" (Captains of April), is the story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship and two of the young army captains who were involved in it.
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 273-2188. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday.
The Wilson Series in Business Ethics will host Cynthia Cooper, former VP and head of internal audit at WorldCom Corporation and UNI alum John Meyer, retired controller of Sprint Corporation, for two Q&A sessions at 9 and 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 22, in 109 CBB, follow-ups to an earlier presentation. For more information, contact Donna Wood at Donna.email@example.com.
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 and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. and see http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3882
Richard Zare, chair of the chemistry department at Stanford University, 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, visit http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3878
Mitch Christensen (B.A. '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. http://www.cba.uni.edu/dbWeb/inaction.cfm?InActionID=344
Professor R. Allen Hays will present "Citizenship in Post-Conflict Northern Ireland" at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30, in Seerley 115. Hays' lecture will be based on his research as a Fulbright Scholar at Queens University in Belfast. Sponsors: Public Policy, Center for International Peace and Security Studies, and the American Democracy Project.
CROW Forum will be at noon, Monday, Oct. 6, in the CME 109A. Emily Machen, assistant professor of history, will present "Religions, Women, and the Struggle against 'White Slavery' in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century France." Women's and Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.
The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, at UNI Museum to hear Jeffrey Copeland, head of the UNI English department, discuss his book "Inman's War," detailing life in a colored battalion during WW II. All Cedar Valley residents are welcome, even without having read the book.
Diandra Leslie-Pelecky will deliver the Begeman Public Lecture on "NASCAR: The Science Behind the Speed" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, in Lang Hall Auditorium. A group of racecars piloted by the best drivers in NASCAR are turning a corner. Without warning, one of the cars suddenly hits the outside wall. None of the cars touched; there were no engine failures or flat tires. So what happened? This question sparked physics professor Leslie-Pelecky's interest in the science of NASCAR.
See "Sweeney Todd" at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22, and Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the GBPAC. In 2006, this musical won two Tony Awards and four Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical. The legendary demon barber, hell-bent on revenge, takes up with his enterprising neighbor in a plot to slice their way through England’s upper crust. UNI students receive a 50 percent discount. For more information, visit www.gbpac.com or call 273-4TIX.
Dana and Susan Robinsons' music is a blend of old and new, bringing roots and tradition to contemporary songwriting. They will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
Half-Masted 3.2, a comedy improv troupe, performs family-friendly shows at 6:30 every Friday at the Cedar Falls Public Library. For more information, call Doug Shaw at 273-6805.
The Northern Iowa Wind Symphony and Concert Band will open the 2008-2009 Spotlight Series with a shared concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. The Wind Symphony will appear under the direction of Ronald Johnson, UNI School of Music professor and conductor, and the Concert Band will be led by conductor and professor S. Daniel Galyen. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.
Jewel will perform live in the McLeod Center, with special guest Steve Poltz, Saturday, Nov. 1. Jewel will perform solo and acoustic. Steve Poltz is a fellow songwriter, working with Jewel early in her career. Tickets are available at all UNItix locations, 273-4TIX, and online at www.unitix.uni.edu. All seats are reserved.
The tournament will be at noon, Sunday, Oct. 5, West Campus Fields, and is open to men, women, co-rec, faculty, and staff. Register from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29, to Wednesday, Oct. 1, WRC 161. Limited to first eight teams to register. Entry fee is $20 per team, with a two-game guarantee. Call 273-7262 for more information.
For men, women and co-rec. A mandatory managers' meeting will be at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, in SEC 247. Registration is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29 and Tuesday, Sept. 30, in Intramurals Office, WRC 161. Play begins Tuesday, Oct. 7. Game times for men and women are 3:30, 4:30, 5:30 p.m. Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Co-rec games will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Call 273-7262 for more information.
For men and women; Sunday, Sept. 28, Pheasant Ridge Golf Course, 3205 West 12th St., Cedar Falls.
For men and women. Registration is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6 - Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the Intramurals Office, WRC 161. Games will be played on Sunday evenings beginning Oct. 19; game times are 5 and 5:25 p.m., 5:50 and 6:15 p.m., 6:40 and 7:05 p.m. Call 273-7262 for more information.
Anyone interested in officiating Intramural Flag Football should attend a flag football clinic at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30 or Wednesday, Oct. 1, in WRC 252. Pay is $7.25 per game (officials are able to play and officiate on alternate days). Call 273-7262 for more information.
It's not too late to start a personal fitness plan. Many classes are still available. Choose from step, kick and spin, hydro-fit or indoor cycling for a cardio workout, or absolutely muscle, strength conditioning or yoga to tone muscles. Check out www.uni.edu/wellrec for classes still open.
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
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