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Monday, Oct. 27, 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.
Visit www.capitalonebowl.com/vote/main to cast a write-in vote for T.C. in the Capital One Mascot Challenge. When supporters first visit the site, a ballot must be cast for the each of the six races for the main mascot-challenge election. After voting select Iowa under the state drop-down menu and UNI's T.C. as a write-in candidate. The write-in election winner will be announced Jan. 1 and a $1,000 cash prize will be awarded to the winning school's mascot program and automatic selection into the 2009 Capital One Mascot Challenge. Votes can be cast once per day.
"Our World in Focus," UNI Museums' annual photography contest and exhibition, will celebrate the cultural diversity of people Jan. 10-31. Deadline for entries is Wednesday, Nov. 12. Entries should include an 8x10 copy of the photo and an "artist statement." For further information and entry forms, visit www.uni.edu/museum or call 273-2188.
Participate in the 2009 Student Challenge Survey and let us know what you think is important to donate towards on campus. Help us leave our paw print on UNI by filling out this short survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=8wM_2bFNPouR6BjJTkNFyVfw_3d_3d.
UNI has the following vehicles for sale on Public Surplus (www.publicsurplus.com): 1995 Ford Ranger pickup, 1993 Plymouth Voyager cargo van, 1999 Dodge 1500 cargo van, 2001 Nissan Pathfinder SUV, 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan cargo van and 1993 Dodge Caravan cargo van. More sale information is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/pubsale.shtml or contact Vince at 273-3527 or firstname.lastname@example.org for bidding information. The vehicles are on the hill by the bullpen near the Power Plant.
Become a conversation partner: make friends with students from around the world, discover another culture and experience communicating cross-culturally. Interested students can go to Baker 72 to fill out an application form, call 273-3410, or e-mail Caiyi Deng (email@example.com).
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/employment/?.
ITS-Educational Technology is offering four series of free computer workshops for Mastering Microsoft Office and five for Creating Web Pages during spring semester. Each series is worth one credit hour. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/credit.shtml.
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 Old Central 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.
Learn about university exchanges in Korea and Japan, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, in Gilchrist 009. There are many scholarships available. You can become a conversation partner or experience Asian family life through home stays.
Internships are available for working with U.S. Department of Defense Child Development Centers in Germany, Italy, England, Belgium, Hawaii or Florida for spring 2009. 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 from AmeriCorps*ProCorps. 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
International Education Week, Monday, Nov. 17, through Friday, Nov. 21, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States. For more information, visit www.iew.state.gov or contact the Study Abroad Office at 273-7078 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be an informational session about the Capstone abroad course in Ireland, from 4 to 5 p.m., Thursday Oct. 30, in Gilchrist 009 . This is the first time a Capstone course is being offered in Ireland. Past participants who have traveled to Ireland will be there and information on trip schedule, cost estimates, course requirements, and some of the things students will see and do on their trip will be shared. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Center at email@example.com, 273-7078, or stop by Gilchrist 28.
There will be informational sessions for a summer capstone in China, from 2 to 3 p.m., Monday Oct. 27, and from 4 to 4:45 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, in Gilchrist 009. Past participants will provide information about what it's like to study in China. Since this program is work study, students have the opportunity to receive $3,000 for work-study and apply it to airfare. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Center at firstname.lastname@example.org, 273-7078, or stop by Gilrchrist 28.
Learn how you can attend one of more than 180 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada while paying UNI tuition at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Maucker Union State College Room. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and have completed at least 30 credit hours at the time of exchange. Learn more at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/nse.
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UNI student affiliates of the American Chemical Society will give a variety of Halloween-themed demonstrations, such as flash freezing with liquid nitrogen, and help children with hands-on chemistry activities, such as creating a genie rising from a bottle and making elephant toothpaste, from 5 to 7 p.m.. Tuesday, Oct. 28, on the second floor of McCollum Science Hall. http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3969
Holly Schoenherr, candidate for the associate provost for faculty affairs position, will be on campus Tuesday, Oct. 28 and Wednesday, Oct. 29. A presentation and open forum will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Seerley 115. All are welcome to attend.
Colleges Against Cancer/Relay for Life is expanding its service to the campus community through on-going support for survivors. Attend a gathering from 5 to 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10, in Maucker Union, College Eye Room. Contact Randee Dewey, email@example.com with questions.
Go Red For Women will host an ice cream social from 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Cedar Falls Cold Stone Creamery. A portion of the proceeds will go to Go Red For Women, a non-profit organization, which educates women about heart disease and preventative heart health.
Religion is all around us, and in some way, shape or form is involved in each of our lives. Each one of us has a story, so what’s yours? See the display from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., Monday Oct. 27, in Maucker Union and then join InterVarsity at 8 p.m., CAC 108, to share your story.
Join Daniel Wells, adjunct instructor in physical education, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the WRC, 185/187 for an introduction to Bartenieff Fundamentals; concepts and exercises applying Laban Movement Analysis to the functioning of the human body. Come dressed to move.
Come to a spooktacular Halloween costume party from 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Maucker Old Central Ballroom A. Enjoy games, scary movie trivia, karaoke and more. Come dressed 'to kill' and kick off Halloween the right way.
Come to a free dance session, 6 to 7 p.m., Thursdays, in the WRC 185/187. The specific dance/movement form changes weekly; jazz dance is the focus for Oct. 30. Organized by dance students for UNI students, faculty and staff. No previous dance experience required. Come dressed to dance. For more information, contact Stacie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
T-shirts and related items and gifts will be available at the UNI KDP Education Honor Society sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, and Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the second floor Schindler Lobby. Proceeds to KDP educational and service projects.
November is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month. There are more than 700 homeless men, women and children in the Cedar Valley. Support homelessness awareness by giving up your warm bed and camping-out for a night at the third-annual Campout Against Homelessness, Friday, Nov. 7 at Heartland Vineyard Church. Contact Stephanie at email@example.com or Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Soccer will host Creighton in its final home match of the season at 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Mark Messersmith Track and Field Complex.
Wrestling will hold its intra-squad wrestle-offs at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, in the West Gym.
Come check out the blockbuster "Wall-E" starring John Ratzenberger, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Burtt at 7 and 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
Attend a free showing of the documentary, "African Art in Performance: The Winiama Masks of the Village of Ouri, Burkina Faso," at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, at the University Museum. The film is by Christopher Roy, professor of African art history at the University of Iowa for 30 years, and emphasizes performance, with musical accompaniment and crowd reaction.
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.
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 Assessment & Monitoring 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 is 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. Advance registration is required; e-mail email@example.com or call 273-5732.
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 273-2196.
Donald P. Green will discuss "The Science (and Pseudoscience) of Winning Elections,” at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, in Seerley Hall, Room 115. Green is the A. Whitney Griswold Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institution of Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. He has written extensively on voter turnout, campaigns and elections, partisanship and research methodology. For more information on Green's research, visit http://research.yale.edu/vote/. Contact Christopher Larimer at 273-6047 or email@example.com with questions concerning his visit to campus.
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.
Join J. Ben Shafer, associate professor of computer science, will present "Zymurgy--the Science of Brewing Beer" from 9 to 11 a.m, Saturday, Nov. 1, in the CEEE auditorium. As part of the Citizen Science series, Shafer will discuss the history and science behind brewing beer, as well as the ingredients and equipment needed for brewing. Free and open to the public.
Chad Heinzel and students will give a presentation on "Exploration of the Central Rocky Mountains: A UNI Earth Science Adventure, May 2008," from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, in Latham Hall, Room 125. Last year's Department of Earth Science spring trip focused on the geology and natural history of the Central Rocky Mountains of Wyoming, Utah and Idaho.
Crow Forum will be at noon, Monday, Nov. 3, in the Center for Multicultural Education, Maucker Union, Room 109 A. 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.
Karl Delong, a retired professor from Grinnell College, will discuss "Species Response to Intense Restoration of an Oak-Hickory Woodlot to a Closed Savanna," at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the Tallgrass Prairie Center, Room 9. Delong will discuss the restoration work he started in 1993 on a 40-acre heavily grazed woodlot. Clearing and burning allowed for the return of endemic forbs and grasses both naturally and from seed. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-3828.
Learn about organizational structure, taxes, licenses, insurance, bookkeeping, financing and other resources, from 9 to 11 a.m., and how to write a business plan, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, in BCS 30. Take one or both. Reservations required; e-mail email@example.com or call 273-5732.
Bob Zentz will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, in KUNI'S studio on the third floor of the CAC. Zentz is a prolific musician, playing several dozen instruments in a repertoire of more than 2,000 songs. His six albums span the genres of folk, traditional, Celtic and maritime music and beyond, and his recordings also appear on other artist compilations. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
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.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will perform at 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, in the GBPAC. For more information and tickets, visit www.gbpac.com or call 3-4TIX. UNI students receive a 50 percent discount on tickets.
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.
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, 273-4TIX or at all UNItix locations.
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.
See OneRepublic live in concert on Monday, Nov. 3, at the McLeod Center, with special guests Augustana, The Spill Canvas and The Hush Sound. Tickets are $25 for students and $35 for the general public. Purchase tickets at all UNItix locations, including www.uni.edu/tickets.
The School of Music will presents a Spotlight Series Concert: Instrumental Concerto Competition at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. The showcase features student finalists competing for the title of Instrumental Concerto Competition winner and the opportunity to perform as soloist with a premiere School of Music large ensemble in the spring. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.
Under the direction of conductor Rebecca Burkhardt, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer its fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Brad Barrett, the UNI Chamber Singers will offer a fall concert at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of faculty artist and conductor Bob Washut, the Jazz Panthers will offer a shared concert with Jazz Band III at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
The International Center for Beijing Opera will offer a presentation at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. The presentation will focus on the male and female roles in Beijing Opera, including a discussion and presentation on the group's history, character types and performance routines. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Caroline.Boehmer@uni.edu.
The Strayer-Wood Theatre presents Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters," directed by Alisa Ivanova of the St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy in Russia. Performances are Thursday, Nov. 6, through Sunday, Nov. 9, and Wednesday, Nov. 12, through Sunday, Nov. 16. Tickets are $14 for general public and may be purchased by calling the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 273-6381. Free for UNI students. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre.
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.
Flu shots will be provided by the Student Health Clinic: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, WRC North Gym (in conjunction with Wellness Fair); 7 to 9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, Student Health Clinic; 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, Student Health Clinic; 7 to 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, Student Health Clinic. The cost is $25, payable by cash, check, u-bill or payroll deduct. Insurance filing accepted; go to http://www.uni.edu/health/. For more information, contact the Health Clinic at 273-7425 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WRS is providing fitness assessments for any interested faculty/staff/students now through Nov. 6. They can be scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays; and from 3 to 6 p.m., Wednesdays. The tests include body composition and measurements and strength, flexibility and cardio testing. The assessments are $10 and take approximately an hour. Come well hydrated; no prior workouts or caffeine on the day of assessment. To sign up, e-mail email@example.com. Call 273-7167 with questions.
Men and women can compete in an intramural swim meet at 8:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9, WRC pool. Warm-up is at 8 p.m. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3 through Wedesday, Nov. 5, Intramural Office, WRC 161. The events include: medley relay, freestyle, butterfly, individual medley, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle relay and a wet sweatshirt relay. Call 273-7262 with questions.
United Sport and Athlete, Inc. (USA), in partnership with HPELS, is hosting a 5K run/walk event on Saturday, Nov. 1. Registration forms can be picked up at USA, 1045 Southtown Dr. in Waterloo (across from Home Depot). Registration is $25. Race packets will be available at USA from 8 to 9 a.m., Friday, Oct. 31, or from 7 to 7:50 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, during race-day registration. For more information, contact Janet Ho at 234-1935.
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