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Monday, Oct. 20, 2008
While UNI respects the right of its employees and students to actively engage in the political process, state and federal laws generally prohibit the use of the university and its resources to promote partisan political causes, campaigns and candidates. Employees and students are encouraged to read and understand the boundaries of involvement of the university in the political process. See http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/political_guidelines.shtml.
The 36th Teacher Education Induction Convocation will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct.30, in GBPAC. Invitations have been sent to the 320 UNI teacher education students eligible for induction. RSVP cards are due Tuesday, Oct. 21. Family and friends are invited to attend.
Early voting will be available for Black Hawk County residents in Maucker Union from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21 through Thursday, Oct. 23.
Speak up on how student computer fees are spent. Rod Library will conduct its annual survey of student computing interests through Wednesday, Oct. 22. The survey will be online at http://www.uni.edu/library/scfsurvey/ and in paper form in the library lobby.
Visit http://www.uni.edu/disability/StudentNews.shtml to read the October edition that features tips for college students with disabilities along with stories of successful individuals with disabilities.
The annual Pi Kappa Alpha leaf-raking fundraiser will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, Saturday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 8. Choose a date and time and contact Cole Mayer, email@example.com or 515-681-7567 with contact information and date and time slot desired. Time slots are first-come first-served. If these dates do not work, contact Mayer for more information. Sign up ASAP so we can contact you if there is a date change. Free-will donation.
Avanti in Prexy's in Maucker Union offers carry-out pizza for staff meetings and gatherings. Special discounts will be in place during October; volume discounts begin with four pizzas. Stop by Avanti for fresh 16-inch pizza and to enter drawings for free pizza: daily and weekly winners. www.uni.edu/dor. Click on What’s Happening.
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/employment/?.
Academic departments will host pre-registration major meetings at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22. New freshmen and students interested in changing majors should attend to receive advice on guidelines for majors, and procedures to schedule for spring classes. Students may declare a major at the meeting. For department meeting locations, visit: http://www.uni.edu/advising/event/majormtg/majormt_fall.pdf.
ITS-Educational Technology is offering Microsoft OneNote workshops. Microsoft OneNote is a digital notebook that allows you to organize all of your notes in one place. This product can be useful for faculty, staff and students. For more information about OneNote and what it can do, visit
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/onenote/HA101656661033.aspx. For workshop dates and times, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml. To register, call 273-2309.
Are you concerned about the upcoming election? Do you hate that the campaigns have become so bitter and mean? Do you wonder why Democrats and Republicans can't seem to get along? Join the Student Leadership Center for a workshop at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Maucker Ballroom. Justin Holmes, a political science faculty member, will discuss respect in connection with the political process.
A Character Counts workshop for pre-service teachers will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7, at the Center for Multicultural Education in Maucker Union. Call 273-3658 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Participants will be required to purchase a $10 CC workbook. Students must attend the entire session to receive a certificate of participation. Sponsored by College of Education, the Institute for Character Development, and the GBPAC.
Interested in a summer or fall 2009 internship in our nation’s capital? Opportunities are available for all majors. Scholarships are also available. Housing will be arranged. More than 35,000 students have interned with The Washington Center (TWC). UNI students have been placed in a variety of TWC internships including Embassy of Mexico, Dept. of Defense, EPA, Treasury Dept., and Naval Musuem. A representative from TWC will speak about TWC internships at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, in CBB 223. For more information, contact Al Stamberg, 273-6398.
Academic Programs International has new programs in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Costa Rica; Mexico; Hungary; and Poland. The API Gives Back Program allows API students to contribute to the local community during their study abroad session. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office, 273-7078 or email@example.com.
As Summer Orientation Staff, you'll help incoming students get connected to the UNI community, serve as a peer academic adviser, and facilitate social and educational activities. You'll develop leadership skills and gain a great new group of friends. The position runs from May 20 through July 14. Compensation is $2,200 plus room and board. Visit http://www.uni.edu/admissions/orientation/staff for more information and to apply. Application deadline is 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5.
Magic. Money. Experience. The Disney College Program at Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, Calif., or Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, Fla., can provide you with the opportunity of a lifetime. Interested students should attend one of two presentation sessions at 11:30 a.m. or 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, in Gilchrist 009. Contact Laura Wilson (273-3821) for more information or visit their Web site: www.disneycollegeprogram.com.
Feel like you're running on empty? You're not alone. Only 11 percent of college students report having good sleep quality. So, how do you get back on track? For some tips on healthy sleep habits, visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/.
Attend "Let's Talk", a Department of Residence diversity forum for students who are leaders and/or aspire to leadership roles. "Let's Talk" is a free, multiple-panel program that will take place at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 26, in Lang Hall Rooms 11, 12, 20, 111, 208, 211, 308 and 345. Participants will gain insights about students whose life experiences might be substantially different from their own. Last year this program won the UNI Diversity Program of the Year award.
The UNI College Republicans will meet at 8:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20, in the Presidential Room (lower level of Maucker Union). Local candidates will be there to speak and upcoming events will be discussed. Also, come to pick up your T-shirt. If you have any questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can’t choose just one country where you would like to study abroad? Spend the summer in four different countries. There will be an information session from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20, in Gilchrist 009 about spending the summer taking a capstone course in UK, Hungary, Romania, and Greece. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Center at email@example.com, 273-7078, or stop by Gilchrist 28.
There will be an informational session about the Capstone abroad course in Ireland from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 22, and Thursday Oct. 30, in Gilchrist 009 . This is the first time that there will be a Capstone offered in Ireland. Past participants who have traveled to Ireland will be there as well as information on trip schedule, cost estimates, course requirements, and some of the things students will see and do on their trip. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Center at firstname.lastname@example.org, 273-7078, or stop by Gilchrist 28.
There will be an informational session for a summer capstone in China from 2 to 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, in Gilchrist 009. The session will be hosted by Professor Ali Kashef, and past participants will provide information about what it's like to study in China. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Center at email@example.com, 273-7078, or stop by Gilrchrist 28.
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):
The AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display Tuesday, Oct. 21 and Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballrooms. The display features 10, 12-feet-by-12-feet quilt blocks viewable from noon to 9 p.m. both days, a research lecture by Dolores Albarricin at 7 p.m., Tuesday, and a panel discussion at 7 p.m., Wednesday. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia Arthur, candidate for the associate provost for faculty affairs position, will be on campus Tuesday, Oct. 21 and Wednesday, Oct. 22. A presentation and open forum will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Seerley 115. All are welcome to attend.
Representatives from the McCain and Obama campaigns will present their views and engage in discussion with the audience from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, in SEC Room 252. See http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_101308.shtml . Contact Gerri Perreault, 273-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu with questions.
Free dance sessions take place from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursdays, in WRC 185/187. The specific dance form changes from week to week. Jazz dance will be the focus for Oct. 23. The sessions are organized by dance students for UNI students, faculty and staff. Come dressed to dance. For more information, contact Stacie at email@example.com.
UNI will hold a used book sale at the Rod Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25. Items for sale include fiction and non-fiction books (hardcover and paperback) and other items. These items have been removed from the Library’s collection and include both adult and children's titles. Hardcover books are $2 and paperbacks $1. Payment must be made in cash (good check) on site before removal. Parking will be available in the A lot west of Gilchrist Hall or the A lot on West 23rd Street by Lang Hall. Call Vince at 273-3527 if you have questions.
Michelle Swanson, School of Music instructor in music education, will coordinate an ICDA music education workshop at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. For more information, e-mail Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu
Families will enjoy African music, make African masks, encounter African animals on a safari scavenger hunt, learn African dances and design adinkra bookmarks from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 25, at the University Museum. To register call 273-2188. Cost is $5 per family.
Join other graduate students for pumpkin carving and decorating from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, in the ROTH Meeting Room. RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 22, to Ken Nesbett (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve a spot. Free pumpkins provided by Cedar Falls Wal-Mart and HyVee.
UNI Just for Kicks soccer program is hosting a 7v7 tournament in the UNI-Dome from 8 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, Nov. 1. Each team is allowed 11 players and will be guaranteed at least three games. All teams must register by Saturday, Oct. 25. Registration forms are available in the WRC, Room 220. Contact Noah Kramer at 273-6475 or Sam Lankford at 273-6840. Funds support the Just for Kicks soccer program, an educational and research/training program for NE Iowa soccer coaches and players.
UNI will hold a sale of used athletic apparel, such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants and jerseys, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, Oct. 31, in the West Gym. Items are $10 each. There will be no preview or pre-sales. Payment must be made in cash (good check) on site before removal. Parking will be available in the A lot (Latham Lot) west of the West Gym. Call Vince at 273-3527 for more information.
Join the UNI CATS in the second-annual Polar Bare Run, Walk, or Roll event. This is an opportunity for students, alumni and the community to give back to the Cedar Valley while participating in a fun mile-long run, walk, or roll through campus. This is a winter-wear drive (new or slightly used coats, hats, mittens, and scarves), and participants who make a donation will be eligible to receive a free T-shirt. The event will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 18, and start/end at the UNI Alumni Association on West 23rd Street, across from University Book and Supply. Check-in will begin at 9 p.m., and the run will start at 9:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the local Salvation Army. For more information, or to sign up, visit http://www.unialum.org. Registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 10.
Volleyball hosts Indiana State at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, in the McLeod Center. The Panthers take on Illinois State at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, in the McLeod Center.
Come check out the blockbuster "Mamma Mia" starring Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. This is the story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular '70s group ABBA. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
Professor Chris Frakes, Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, will lecture on "When Caring isn't Enough: Responding to Suffering with Compassion," at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20, State College Room, Maucker Union. Frakes specializes in Buddhist philosophy. Sponsor: UNI Department of Philosophy and World Religions.
Stephen Rapp will present "Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Darfur: How to Judge the Horror," at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, Kamerick Art Building Auditorium. Rapp was appointed prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in December 2006. He is tasked with prosecuting those who are alleged to bear the greatest responsibility for the violations of international humanitarian law committed in Sierra Leone between 1996 and 2002. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 273-2725.
Tom Rosburg, Drake University, will discuss how remnant areas were mapped and surveyed for The Grand River Grasslands at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, Tallgrass Prarie Center, Room 9. This is a cooperative effort towards conserving native grasslands in the Central Tallgrass Prairie Ecoregion by the Missouri and Iowa Nature Conservancy Chapters, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and the Missouri Department of Conservation. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, email@example.com or 273-3828.
As part of the Wilson Series in Business Ethics, the University of Chicago’s Lainie Ross will present a lecture on perspectives of ethics, economics and public policy on the current international market for human organs, especially kidneys. This free public forum will be held at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, in CBB 109. For more information, contact Donna Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-2196.
Rebecca Kauten will give a presentation on "Water Quality in the Built Environment: Examples from a Local Watershed Project," at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, in Latham Hall, Room 125. Kauten is an urban coordinator for the Iowa DNR, Watershed Assessement & Montoring Section. Her presentation will focus on Dry Run Creek, an impaired watershed, and efforts to implement best management practices in the drainage basin.
The UNI Lecture Series with former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer originally scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 22, has been rescheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, in SEC, Room 244/245. Romer, chairman of Strong American Schools/ED in '08, will present "The Dire Need for Education Reform." A reception will be at 1:30 p.m., in SEC Lobby with education displays and promotional items available. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the Strong American Schools organization, visit http://www.edin08.com/AboutUs.aspx.
Learn more about credit and strategies for protecting yourself from identity theft from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, in BCS 30. Advanced registration is required; e-mail email@example.com or call 273-5732.
The 2008 CHFA Faculty Excellence Award recipient, Catherine H. Palczewski, professor of communication studies, will present "Humanizing the Visual: Iconic Photos, Body Argument, Memorial Rhetoric and Other Cool Stuff" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, in CAC 108. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 273-2725.
Crow Forum will be at noon, Monday, Nov. 3, in the Center for Multicultural Education, Maucker Union, Room 109A. Paul Siddens, Department of Communication Studies, will present "Domestic Containment: Women and Romance Comics of the '50s and '60s." Women's and Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.
UNI Business will host the second annual conference on global business on Thursday, Nov. 13, celebrating International Education Week. The conference, "Current Issues Impacting Global Business," will address areas of concern in today's global environment. Featured speakers are from Phoenix International Freight Services, US Bank and the U.S. Export Assistance Center of the U.S. Department of Commerce. For more information or a registration form, contact Chris Schrage at 273-2126 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ronald Walters, professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland, will speak regarding the upcoming election at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in Lantz Auditorium, McCollum Science Hall, Room 137. Go to www.uni.edu/cme for more details.
Hear Pop Wagner at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20, in KUNI'S studio on the third floor of the CAC. Wagner has a reputation as a singer, picker, fiddler, lasso twirler, poet and downright funny guy. He appeared frequently on public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion" during the show's formative years. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
The UNI Interpreters Theatre presents Barry Gifford’s "Wild at Heart," at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, through Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang 040. Free admission; seating is limited to 90 people per performance. Performances may contain mature language and situations.
See the Reduced Shakespeare Company Complete History of America (Abridged), Special Election Edition
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Brad Barrett and visiting artist and conductor Dyan Meyer, the UNI Singers and UNI Women's Chorus will offer a shared fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, in Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
The School of Music will present the fall Viola Studio Recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, featuring student musicians from the studio of faculty artist Julia Bullard. This event is free and open to the public.
The Strayer-Wood Theatre presents "The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek," directed by senior theatre major Crystal Schneider, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1. Playwright Naomi Wallace tells the haunting story of two confused teenagers whose lives collide in tragedy. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre.
See OneRepublic live in concert on Monday, Nov. 3, at the McCleod Center with special guests Augustana, The Spill Canvas and The Hush Sound. Tickets are on sale now: $25 for students and $35 for the general public. Purchase tickets in Maucker Union Tuesday, Oct. 21, through Thursday, Oct. 23, or at all UNItix locations, including www.uni.edu/tickets.
Renowned composer Samuel Adler will introduce one of his works and conduct another with Music Director Jason Weinberger as clarinet soloist, and Weinberger will lead the orchestra in music by Mendelssohn at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1. at the GBPAC. Tickets can be purchased by calling 273-4849 or at wcfsymphony.org. Student rush tickets are $5 the day of the show.
Three-time Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Jewel will be in concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, in the McLeod Center. Tickets are available at www.unitix.uni.edu, 3-4TIX or at all UNItix locations.
Agencies, businesses and organizations from the campus and community will be on site with health and wellness information from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the WRC North Gym. Various screenings and flu shots ($25) will be available. Participants will be eligible for door prizes including a $100 gift certificate to University Book and Supply, $150 gift certificate to Upper Cervical Health Center, tickets to a performance at the GBPAC, and more. For more information, contact Deedra Dahlager, UNI Wellness Resource Coordinator, at 273-7162 or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/events/autumnfair/index.html
For men, women and co-rec. A mandatory managers' meeting is at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, in SEC 247. Registration is Monday, Oct. 27, and Tuesday, Oct. 28, Intramural Office WRC 161. Play begins Wednesday, Nov. 5. Game times for men and women are 6:40 p.m., 8:20 p.m. and 9:10 p.m. Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Co-rec game times are 7:30 p.m. Monday/Wedesday or Tuesday/Thursday.
Open to men and women interested in officiating 6-on-6 volleyball league games. Pay is $7.25 per hour. Interested people must attend one of the rules clinics at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, or Wednesday, Oct. 29, WRC 252.
This event is open to students, faculty and staff. Bowl from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, or Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Valley Park Lanes in Cedar Falls. Divisions include singles, doubles, men, women and co-rec. The cost is $6 for three lines, and includes shoes and ball. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, through Wednesday, Oct. 29, WRC 161. Call 273-7262 with questions.
Open to students, faculty and staff. The tournament is at 1:15 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2. A managers' meeting takes place at 4 p.m.,Thursday, Oct. 23, in SEC 247. The entry fee is $20 per team. Register from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, or Tuesday, Oct. 28, in WRC 161. Call 273-7262 with questions.
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