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Monday, Nov. 17, 2008

NEWS:

FINAL FLU SHOT CLINIC:

The final UNI flu-shot clinic of the season will be from 7 to 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Student Health Clinic. Vist http://www.uni.edu/health/ for more details.

 

FOOD DRIVE AT ESSENTIALS:

Help collect more than 1,000 items for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank and support the community. Drop off food or a monetary donation at Essentials in Maucker Union through Thursday, Dec. 4.

 

NISG HAS SEVERAL POSITIONS OPEN:

NISG is seeking applicants for the director of residence hall relations for next semester. The director of residence hall relations sits on the NISG Executive Cabinet and reports directly to the student body president about issues in the residence halls. One justice position is open on the NISG Supreme Court. The graduate senator position is available on the NISG Senate. An office manager position is available starting next semester. This is a salaried position that requires at least 15 hours per week. The duties for this position include general office work. Applications for these positions are due Tuesday, Nov. 25. Senate positions for the College of Natural Sciences and off-campus are also available. Application deadline for these is Tuesday, Dec. 2. Visit www.uni.edu/nisg and click on the government tab, then position openings to fill out an application.

 

ADOPT-A-FAMILY -- BLACK HAWK ELEMENTARY:

UNI's Partner in Education school is Black Hawk Elementary. The school has several families that will participate in the Adopt-A Family program that allows community members to provide families with gifts for the holidays. If you, your department or student organization is interested in adopting a family, contact Stacey Christensen by Thursday, Nov. 20, by e-mail, stacey.christensen@uni.edu, or phone 273-3170. Individuals and departments wishing to volunteer will receive more information about the families and their wish lists.

 

NAME CHANGE:

The Reading Clinic located in Schindler Education Center has changed its name to the Literacy Education Office. The office location is SEC 142 and phone number is 273-2698.

 

SUE FOLLON SERVICE AWARD NOMINATIONS SOUGHT:

Nominations are being accepted for the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. Students and staff are encouraged to recognize the exemplary performance of student affairs staff by nominating them for this prestigious honor. Information about the nomination process may be found at http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/docs/FollonExemplaryService2009.doc. Submission deadline is Monday, Dec. 1.

 

LOST BOOK FEES:

The Rod Library has made some alterations to the fee structure for lost materials. All patrons will be assessed the lost item fee, the overdue fee and a $7.50 processing fee. If a lost item is returned after the fees have been paid, only the replacement fee will be refunded. For specific information about rates, see http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/archives/2008/10/lost_book_fees.html.

 

PARK AND RIDE PICK UP ADJUSTMENT:

The Iowa State High School Association will host football playoffs in the UNI-Dome Friday, Nov. 14, Monday, Nov. 17, and Friday, Nov. 21, that will affect the regular bus route for the park-and-ride service. To keep the bus from getting caught in traffic, riders should park in the Hillside Courts overflow lot at Jennings Drive and F Street south of campus on those dates. The bus will stop at the bus shelter located at the top of F Street. Call 273-5374 with questions.

 

ORDER COOKIE DOUGH ONLINE:

Order cookie dough from UNI's Fresh Beginnings for pick-up Dec.1-12. Each 3.5-pound tub of dough will make more than three dozen cookies. The varieties are snickerdoodle, sugar, molasses, spritz, chocolate chip, peanut butter, chocolate chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate chip, oatmeal chocolate chip, monster, cranberry oatmeal, butterscotch oatmeal and cranberry white chocolate pecan. Prices range from $6.99 to $16.99 per tub. The order form and pick-up preferences are at http://www.uni.edu/dor/cookies/

 

FOE STUDENT SURVEY:

UNI is conducting a study to understand the experiences of first-year students at UNI to identify ways to better enhance experiences and offer support to succeed. If you are a first-year student at UNI (freshman or transfer student) check your UNI e-mail today. The survey takes about 10 minutes. Students who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing for one of several prizes, including a Nintendo Wii gaming system.

 

SPRING CAPSTONE COURSES:

All Capstone courses are listed in the schedule of classes under the designation "CAP" on page 19 of the printed spring schedule. Many of these courses are also listed under departmental numbers, which are listed under the course titles. Students will earn Capstone credit for these courses regardless of how they register for them. For descriptions of the courses, visit http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/lac/

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

CREDIT AND IDENTITY THEFT WORKSHOP:

Receive information on credit and learn strategies for protecting yourself from identity theft from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in BCS 30. Advance registration required; e-mail jpec@uni.edu or call 273-5732.

 

HOW TO SURVIVE FINALS:

The semester is almost over and finals are right around the corner. For tips on how to survive (and pass) finals the right way, visit: http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/ and look for "The Word is...Finals" bulletin boards.

 

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP AVAILABLE:

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology (SAC) seeks a graduate student assistant to serve as the managing editor for the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography (JCE). It is a 20 hour per week, twelve-month appointment beginning in January. The managing editor will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of JCE, including the management of the office. Primary duties include monitoring, tracking and editing of manuscripts, and general office duties. Visit the SAC office in Baker 356 or contact Carissa Froyum, carissa.froyum@uni.edu, for a full job description and application instructions. Applications are due Friday, Nov. 28.

 

MULTICULTURAL TEACHER'S RECEPTION:

UNI's Multicultural Teaching Alliance is open to any student interested in learning about diversity, multicultural education and teaching. To assist in meeting those aims, the organization will host its third-annual multicultural teacher's reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in the Georgian Lounge in the Commons. Mix and mingle with UNI teacher education students, faculty and local educators from a variety of backgrounds.

 

BECOME A CONVERSATION PARTNER:

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 3-3410 or e-mail Caiyi Deng (caiyi@uni.edu).

 
2008-2009 OUTSTANDING GRADUATE PAPER AWARD IN WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES:

Current UNI graduate students from all departments and programs are eligible to apply for this award. The author of the winning paper will receive $100. The deadline for the paper is Feb. 13. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/womenstudies or contact Phyllis Baker at 273-7102.

 

GRANTS FOR RESEARCH, LANGUAGE TRAINING IN EURASIA AND EASTERN EUROPE:

Fellowship programs available through American Councils for International Education and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research. Scholarship levels range from graduate students to senior faculty, short to long term, and in countries of east, central and southeastern Europe and Eurasia. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Center, 273-7078, or visit http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad/.

 

TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP:

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields and numerous opportunities for professional development. Juniors with extensive records of service, a commitment to a career in the public sector, excellent communication skills and leadership potential and a desire to influence public policies or education programs are encouraged to apply. More information is at www.truman.gov or contact Kerri Clopton at kerri.clopton@uni.edu or 273-7940. Interested students should contact Clopton no later than Friday, Nov. 21.

 

RECRUITING RESIDENT ASSISTANTS:

The Resident Assistant Selection committee is recruiting students for the RA position. There are many leadership opportunities, financial benefits (free room and board with a $1,200 stipend the first year) and long-term benefits of the job (life-long friends, time management and organizational skills). You must have a 2.5 GPA to apply. Applications are at http://www.uni.edu/dor/raapplication/. E-mail jenny.connolly@uni.edu with questions.

 

STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES:

More information about the study abroad opportunities below can be found at the Study Abroad Office in Gilchrist 28 or by calling 273-7078.

 

NEW RESOURCE AVAILABLE FOR HELP IN STUDYING ABROAD:

The Study Abroad Center now has IIE Passport Study Abroad, a CD-Rom that features detailed descriptions of fellowships, grants, scholarships and paid internships for undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate students and professionals.

 

CAPSTONE IN NICARAGUA:

Saires, Nicaragua, May 11 - 22. Contact Gloria Adams at missgloscorner@yahoo.com.

 

STUDY IN IRELAND:

Take a summer course at the University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. Contact James, peer adviser.

 

CAPSTONE IN CHINA:

Two weeks of classes in Beijing and Dalian, China, June 3-25. UNI College of Business Administration majors may be eligible for a Jepson Scholarship of up to $500 toward travel expense. Contact Gloria Adams at missgloscorner@yahoo.com.

 

SPRING BREAK IN GHANA:

This elective program will earn one credit. Contact Gloria Adams at missgloscorner@yahoo.com.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND IRELAND:

There will be an informational session from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Gilchrist 007. Past participants will be available to answer questions and talk about the opportunities available.

 

FRENCH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS INFORMATION SESSION:

Programs in France and Canada are available for any level of French from beginning to advanced. Attend an informational meeting from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in Gilchrist 009.

 

SUMMER ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION:

Learn about summer programs in China, Poland, Ireland, Germany and Spain during an information session from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in Gilchrist 009.

 

MEETINGS:

NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE (NSE) INFO MEETING:

Explore NSE and learn how you can attend one of 180 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada while paying UNI tuition, at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and have completed at least 30 hours of credit at the time of exchange. Learn more at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/nse.

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & PROVOST CANDIDATE VISIT

Gary Olson, the final candidate for the executive vice president and provost position, will interview on campus Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 17 and 18. Olson is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Illinois State University. During a public forum from 3 to 4:15 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in Lang Hall Auditorium, Olson will address "What are the key opportunities and challenges in public higher education, and how would you as a candidate work with the university community to address them?" For more information about Olson and to complete a candidate feedback form, visit http://www.uni.edu/execvpsearch/.

 

GRAD CHATS IN THE UNION:

Join other grad students in Maucker Union for informal chats on the graduate student experience from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec.3; and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 11. Look for the Grad Chats table tent near Chats.

 

CME SEVEN BOOK CLUB:

The CME Seven Book Club will meet at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, in the CME, Maucker Union, upper level to discuss "Great Speeches by Native Americans" by Bob Blaisdell. Come prepared to discuss the reading and enlighten us on your point of view.

 

BASKETBALL AND A MOVIE:

UNI Athletics and Campus Activities Board (CAB) are partnering two events on one night. Attend the Women's basketball game against Iowa State University at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the McLeod Center. Upon entry, you will receive a raffle ticket that you can take with you after the game to the 9:30 p.m. showing of "Batman the Dark Knight" at the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Drawings for prizes will take place at the Ballroom; you must be present to win.

 

ENTERTAIN YOUR BRAIN:

Join T.A.P. and the Mind Research Network for a night of stimulating brain games from 9 p.m. to midnight, Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is $3 and proceeds go to the MRN. For more information, e-mail youvebeentapped@gmail.com. To learn more about the Mind Research Network, visit www.mrn.org.

 

CAMP ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT CENTER:

Visit the Camp Adventure Leadership Assessment Center (LAC) at 8:45 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, in the WRC 204. Learn about working with youth in Germany, Italy, China, Japan and the U.S., earning 12 credit hours and receiving free airfare/housing and a living stipend. To confirm your attendance, e-mail hr@campadventure.com.

 

BELL RINGING AT CEDAR FALLS WAL-MART:

Graduate students: make a difference this holiday season and help support the Salvation Army. Bell ringing will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Cedar Falls Wal-Mart. One-hour shifts are available. E-mail Brock Holman, bholman@uni.edu by Monday, Dec. 1 to reserve a spot.

 

IDEA DIVERSITY SUMMIT:

Learn about real solutions to real-life problems in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce at the Idea Diversity summit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 23, in Maucker Union. Whether you are a faculty member, staff or a student, this summit will give you the tools to be an agent of change in your specialty. Visit http://www.iowadiversitysummit.com for registration and more information.

ATHLETICS:

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

Women's basketball will host Iowa State at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, in the McLeod Center. As part of the Kids Week promotion, kids will be admitted free and adult tickets will be discounted.

 

MEN'S BASKETBALL:

Men's basketball will host Texas Southern at 4:05 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 23, in the McLeod Center.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

CRP PROJECT SNEAK PEEK:

Cedar River Productions will hold a sneak peak screening of student productions that have been produced this semester and is seeking submissions for video projects for next semester. If you have an idea for a television show, documentary, short film or experimental project that you would like help creating, attend project sneak peek at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18 in Lang Hall production studio. For more information, e-mail crproductions@uni.edu.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

MUSICALLY SPEAKING LECTURE:

Visiting lecturer Eric Saylor will present "It's not Lambkins Frisking at all: English Pastoral Music and the Great War" at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, Russell Hall, Room 116. Saylor, an assistant professor of music history at Drake University, has presented papers at national meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Society for American Music and the North American British Music Studies Association. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail Melinda.Boyd@uni.edu.

 

THE ART AND SCIENCE OF SOAP BUBBLES:

Fred Behroozi, professor of physics, will present the second talk in the citizen science series from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, in the CEEE auditorium. Behroozi will discuss soap bubbles through the work of several 17th and 18th century painters and the chemistry, physics and mathematics associated with soap bubbles. The series is intended to make the technical accessible.

PERFORMING ARTS:

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Hear husband and wife duo Amy & Adam at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in KUNI's studio on the third floor of the CAC. The duo specializes in folk music, and has made three albums: "Sail Away," "Must Be Dreamin'" and "Live: Under the Covers." Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

STUDENT COMPOSERS CONCERT:

The UNI Student Composers Concert will be held at 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. The concert will feature School of Music student composers, showcasing their work. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI TRUMPET STUDIO AND TRUMPET ENSEMBLE CONCERT:

The UNI Trumpet Studio and Ensemble will offer a fall concert at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

HALF-MASTED 3.2 RETURNS:

Half-Masted 3.2, UNI's comedy improv troupe, will return to UNI's Bertha Martin Theatre after a four year absence at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19 and Thursday, Nov. 20.

 

UNI PERCUSSION AND WEST AFRICAN DRUM ENSEMBLES CONCERT:

The UNI Percussion and West African Drum Ensembles will offer its fall concert at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI BRASS CHOIR CONCERT:

The UNI Brass Choir will offer a fall concert at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

HANDEL'S 'MESSIAH:'

Hear Handel’s "Messiah," featuring the Metropolitan Chorale and local musicians, at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 23, at the GBPAC. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount on tickets. Visit www.gbpac.com or call 3-4TIX for tickets.

 

OPERA SCENES:

UNI School of Music professor Sandra Walden will direct an opera scenes performance featuring student musicians, at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CLARINET RECITAL:

The UNI School of Music will present a clarinet studio recital at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, in Russell Hall, Room 111. The recital will feature student musicians from the studio of faculty artist Amanda McCandless. This event is free and open to the public.

 

NORTHWIND QUINTET:

The Northwind Quintet will offer a winter recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. The recital will feature UNI School of Music faculty artists Tom Barry, oboe; Amanda McCandless, clarinet; David Rachor, bassoon; and Yu-Ting Su, horn, with guest artist Dominique Cawley, flute. This event is free and open to the public.

 

INTERPRETER'S THEATER PRESENTS:

The UNI Interpreter's Theatre will present "Until Someone Wakes Up," directed by Emily Griffin and conceived by Carolyn Levy at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4 through Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Interpreters Theatre, Lang 040. There are 90 seats per show, first-come, first-served. The performance contains mature language, themes, and situations, including rape, and is intended for mature audiences.

 

VARSITY MEN'S GLEE CLUB SHOW:

The UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club will offer holiday concerts at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5, and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. The Glee Club will perform holiday favorites and winter songs. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

WELLNESS/REC:

HOURS:

PANTHER SHUTTLE/SAFE RIDE HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/panthershuttle.php

 

LIBRARY HOURS OVER THANKSGIVING BREAK:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours_special.shtml#thanks

 

MAUCKER UNION HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/hrs-bcurrent.shtml

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION CENTER HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/hours/index.html

 

 

 

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