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Monday, Jan. 26, 2009

NEWS:

LUX SERVICE AWARD:

Do you know a student who has demonstrated outstanding service to UNI? Nominate him or her for the 2009 Lux Service Award. This award is the highest undergraduate honor awarded for service to UNI. Students are encouraged to nominate their peers. Students with 90 or more credit hours, including graduating seniors, qualify for the award. Visit http://www.unialum.org/lux for complete award requirements and an online nomination form. Nominations must be received by Friday, Feb. 20. Contact Amy Mohr at 273-2355 or amy.mohr@uni.edu with questions.

 
DAVID COOK CONCERT TICKETS ON SALE:

See David Cook in concert at 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Tickets are $5. Tickets will be sold to students only from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26, through Friday, Jan. 30, in Mauker Union. Only cash will be accepted.

 

KNOW IT - NAME IT - STOP IT:

January is National Stalking Awareness Month. Visit www.uni.edu/violenceservices and click on the "Know it. Name it. Stop it." logo to check out information on stalking, harassment, what to do if you or a friend are a victim, and how to get help. Brought to you by University Health Services.

 

NISG SENATE MEETINGS BROADCAST ONLINE AND ON TV:

UNI students can watch NISG Senate meetings online and on local cable channels. A new recording is on the Web every Thursday at http://www.nisgtv.com. The TV schedule is: 9 p.m., Mondays; 10 p.m., Tuesdays; 7 p.m., Wednesdays; 6 p.m., Thursdays; and 8 p.m., Fridays, on Mediacom channel 18 and Cedar Falls Utilities channel 99. NISG has partnered with the ITS Production House and University Book & Supply to offer this service to students and the community.

 

OPEN NISG SENATE POSITIONS:

Various NISG Senate positions have opened up during the winter break: Hagemann, Shull and multiple off-campus positions. A student appointed to one of these positions would fill the rest of the 2008-2009 term, which expires April 14. A senator must be a currently enrolled student and, in this case, reside throughout the term in the constituency for which he or she is applying. Applications are at
http://webapps-a.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/positions.php and are due by 10 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26. Contact Chole Casber, NISG Speaker of the Senate, casbern@uni.edu with questions.

 

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARDS:

UNI and Veridian Credit Union are seeking nominations for the 2009 Community Engagement Awards to recognize outstanding contributions of UNI faculty members to the community through research and/or teaching. All full-time tenured and tenure track faculty are eligible. For award and nomination details, visit www.uni.edu/resources/outreach/veridian.shtml. All nomination materials must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 20.

 

CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD APPLICATION:

Are you interested in event planning and making a difference on campus? If so, apply now to be a part of 2008-09 Campus Activities Board (CAB). Applications are available online at http://www.uni.edu/maucker Applications are due Monday, Feb. 2. For more information, contact Erin Wheat at erin.wheat@uni.edu.

 

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

RUN IN THE 2009-2010 NISG ELECTION:

Petition forms for all senate positions as well as that of student-body president are available in the NISG Office, located on the upper floor of the Maucker Union. To be eligible, the petitions must be completed and returned to the NISG Office by noon, Tuesday, Feb. 3. Become familiar with the NISG Election Rules, available at http://www.uni.edu/nisg prior to picking up an application to avoid complications that may delay or disqualify your candidacy. The official campaign period began at 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 25. Contact the NISG Election Commissioner at covingtn@uni.edu with questions.

 
APPLY FOR SUE FOLLON SCHOLARSHIP:

Applications are being accepted for the 2009-2010 Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership. This is a one-year award for $3,500, applied directly to the student's university bill, half each semester. Applicants must be full-time, undergraduate students who have completed at least 30 credit hours at UNI and will be returning for the following academic year (both fall and spring.) A cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher is also required. Use the common scholarship application at www.uni.edu/finaid/. Application deadline is 4 p.m., Friday, March 6. For more information, contact Jan Hanish, 273-3526 or jan.hanish@uni.edu.

 

CAREER SERVICES WORKSHOP:

Career services will offer a workshop from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26, in Gilchrist 007. The workshop will highlight what career services can do for students regarding resumes, interviews, job searches and more.

 

HUMAN RIGHTS ESSAY COMPETITION:

The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights invites submissions for the Burns H. Weston International Human Rights Essay Prize Competition. Submissions should be outstanding original scholarship on an international human rights topic. The winners receive $700 (undergraduate) or $1,000 (graduate), and are recognized at an awards event. The competition is open to all currently enrolled UNI students in all academic disciplines. Eligible essays include papers previously written for class assignments. Undergraduate essays should be 15-20 pages in length; graduate essays 25-40 pages in length. The deadline for submission is 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 2. Application materials are available at www.uichr.org under "Education". For more information, contact Amy Weismann at amy-weismann@uiowa.edu or (319) 335-0483.

 

BECOME A PEER ADVISOR:

Apply to be an undergraduate Peer Academic Advisor in Residence (PAIR) for the 2009-2010 academic year. PAIRs work in Academic Advising and in an assigned residence hall where they live. Information and applications are available from the Online Job Board, www.uni.edu/advising/ or in Gilchrist 102. Applications are due Monday, Feb. 16.

 

WASHINGTON D.C. INTERNSHIPS:

Interested in a summer or fall internship in our nation's capital? Opportunities are available for all majors. A $2,300 scholarship for all Iowa residents and other scholarships are available. Credit can count toward UNI graduation. Housing is arranged. UNI students have interned with the Department of Defense, National Geographic Channel, Treasury Department, Women for Women International and the Naval Museum. Attend an informational meeting at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Gilchrist 009. Contact Al Stamberg, Cooperative Education/Internship Program, 273-6398, with questions.

 

STUDY IN IRELAND:

Learn about studying in Ireland at an information session at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Gilchrist 007. If you have any questions contact James Hanlon, peer adviser for Ireland, at jamesh@uni.edu; or come to the Study Abroad Office, Gilchrist 28, to schedule an appointment.

 

EXPLORE HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS MAJORS AND MINORS:

Consider the academic majors and minors offered by the eight departments that make up the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Visit the informational table from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26 and Thursday, Jan. 29, in Maucker Union.

 

IDEA DIVERSITY SUMMIT:

Register now for the 4th Annual IDEA Diversity Summit to be held Thursday, April 23, in UNI's Maucker Union. Learn about real solutions to real-life problems in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. The summit is a collaboration between communities and campuses to make Iowa a more inviting place to live, work, play and learn. Whether you are a faculty member, staff, or a student, this summit will give you the tools you need to be an agent of change in your specialty. For registration and more information, visit www.iowadiversitysummit.com.

 

MCELROY FELLOWSHIP:

Application materials are available for the McElroy Fellowship at www.grad.uni.edu. Candidates must be graduates or graduating seniors of a liberal arts program and intend to pursue graduate study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited university. The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 30. For more information, contact the Graduate College at 273-2748.

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

PLANETARIUM SHOWS:

Enjoy views of the night sky without suffering from the cold. The Department of Earth Science Planetarium is open for presentations to the public at 7 p.m., every Thursday through March 5. Shows are free and will start every 30 minutes; the last show is at 8:30 p.m. The planetarium is located in Latham Hall, Room 105. After March 5, the regular observatory shows on the roof of McCollum Science Hall will take place until the end of the semester. For further information, visit http://www.earth.uni.edu/obsvisit.html.

 

POSTER SALE:

Get reasonably priced artwork at the Beyond the Wall (www.beyondthewall.com) poster sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29 and Friday, Jan. 30, in Maucker Union. Sponsored by Maucker Union.

 

CASINO NIGHT:

Try your luck at bingo, black jack, roulette, poker and more from 8 to 11 p.m, Thursday, Jan. 29, in Maucker Union. Play for a chance to win more than $750 in prizes. Free refreshments. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

BOOKS R FUN SALE:

Visit the Books R Fun sale Tuesday, and Wednesday, Feb. 3 and 4, in Maucker Union. Cash, debit and credit cards will be accepted. Sponsored by Maucker Union.

 

STUDY ABROAD OPEN HOUSE:

Join past participants and peer advisers during the study abroad open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, in Gilchrist 007 and 009. Learn about the more than 300 programs offered. Contact the Study Abroad Office at 273-7078, or study-abroad@uni.edu for more information.

 

FRIENDS OF THE GBPAC PRESENT 'BEERS TO YOU':

Friends of the GBPAC present "Beers to You," from 3 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8, at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo. Enjoy finely crafted beers paired with small-plate offerings from the area's finest food purveyors. Event proceeds help fund GBPAC general programming and the Kaleidoscope series. For more information or tickets, visit www.gbpac.org or call 273-4TIX. Tickets are $35 for Friends members and $45 for non-members.

 

HOW TO START A BUSINESS I:

Learn how to start a business at a workshop from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required; call 273-JPEC (5732) or e-mail jpec@uni.edu. Space is limited.

 

HOW TO START A BUSINESS II:

Learn more about how to start a business at a workshop from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required; call 273-JPEC (5732) or e-mail jpec@uni.edu. Space is limited, and information builds on Workshop I.

 

B LOVED:

St. Stephen Catholic Student Center will host an evening of hors d'oeuvres, drinks, dancing and silent auction from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, in Maucker Union Ballroom. Then proceed to the GBPAC for the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony's "B Surprised" concert. Cost is $60 per person. All proceeds from the event will support the ministries of St. Stephen the Witness. For more information or to attend, contact Kelly at 266-9863 or kmcc@ststephenuni.org.

 

CREATIVE DRAMA CLASSES FOR YOUTH:

The Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, will offer creative drama classes for children in kindergarten through high school, beginning Monday, Feb. 2. For complete information and registration form, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis

ATHLETICS:

MEN'S BASKETBALL:

Men's Basketball will host Illinois State at 7:05 p.m., Wedneday, Jan. 28, in the McLeod Center.

 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

Women's basketball will host Indiana State at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30, in the McLeod Center. The Panthers host Illinois State at 3:05 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 1, in the McLeod Center.

 

WRESTLING:

Wrestling will host Northern Illinois at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30, in the West Gym.

 

TENNIS:

Tennis will host North Dakota at 1 p.m. and Chicago State at 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30. The Panthers host UMKC at 11 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 1. All matches are at the Black Hawk Tennis Club.

 

SWIMMING:

Swimming will host Minnesota State-Mankato at 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30, in the WRC pool.

 

TRACK AND FIELD:

Track and Field will host the Jack Jennett Invitational all day on Friday, Jan. 30 and Saturday, Jan. 31, in the UNI-Dome.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

NEW ART EXHIBITION:

"The Home Show" is an exhibition curated by UNI associate professor of art Aaron Wilson and features the work of Wanda Ewing, April V. Flanders, Anita Jung and UNI alumnus James Greene. An artist lecture by James Greene will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3, in KAB 111.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Panelists will discuss "Douglass and Lincoln: How a Revolutionary Black Leader and a Reluctant Liberator Struggled to End Slavery and Save the Union" (authors Kendrick and Kendrick at UNI on Thursday, Feb. 12) and "Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln" (author John Stauffer at UNI on Thursday, Feb. 19) from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, at University Book and Supply.

 

LINCOLN BICENTENNIAL EVENTS:

The Center for Multicultural Education and American Democracy Project/Provost's Office are sponsoring a series of events related to the Lincoln Bicentennial. For details, see http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2009_012209.shtml

 

GRADUATE COLLEGE BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES:

Bettina Fabos, assistant professor of communication studies, will present "Visualizing Scholarship: Making Our Ideas Accessible to a Wider Audience," at noon, Wednesday, Jan. 28, in MSH 001.

 

NATURAL RESOURCES RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT SEMINARS:

Greg Schmitt, the private lands biologist for the Iowa DNR, will lead the first seminar in a series on natural resource research and management at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the Tallgrass Prairie Center, Room 9. Schmitt will speak on The Iowa DNR's Private Lands Program and will discuss cost-sharing and technical assistance opportunities that the DNR provides to private landowners in northeastern Iowa. For more information, contact Ryan Welch at 273-3828 or rwelch@uni.edu.

 

GRADUATE COLLEGE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES:

Kim MacLin, Department of Psychology, will present "How to Prepare Prizewinning Symposium Posters" from 1 to 2 p.m., Friday, Jan 30, in ITT 136. To sign up for the workshop, e-mail Ken Nesbett, at knesbett@uni.edu. This workshop will be posted on the Graduate College Web site following the presentation.

 

BEST PRACTICES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS:

Chris Neuhaus will present "Navigating Information Pathways and Best Practices for Graduate Students" from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 2, in ITT 136. Learn to plan the literature review, locate dissertations and theses using a variety of databases and locate research in books using either Word Cat, Google Books or UNISTAR and enhance research skills. To sign up, contact Ken Nesbett, at knesbett@uni.edu. Following the workshop, the presentation will be posted on the Graduate College Web site (www.grad.uni.edu).

 

'COMMON-SENSE COMPUTER SECURITY':

Paul Gray, associate professor of computer science, will present the third installment of the Citizen Science series at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, in the CEEE auditorium. He will discuss security issues surrounding common computing equipment at home, such as computer workstations, DSL and cable modem equipment, wireless access points and MP3 players, and how people can work toward establishing a safe and secure experience. The series, open to the public and free of charge, is intended to make the technical accessible.

MEETINGS:

STUDENT GIFT COMMITTEE MEETING:

Learn about a UNI tradition dating back to 1881 at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, in 210 Commons. Enjoy free pizza and pop. RSVP to krystalc@uni.edu

 

PI SIGMA EPSILON MEETING:

Pi Sigma Epsilon, UNI's sales and marketing organization, will host an informational meeting at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, in CBB 024. The organization is committed to providing a stepping stone from the classroom to the business world through networking opportunities and the development of professional skills. Visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/pse/index.html for more information or contact Zach Riesberg at riesberz@uni.edu.

 

AID MEETING:

The Awareness for Individuals with Disabilities (AID) student organization will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28, on the second floor of the Student Health Center. AID is open to all students interested in promoting awareness of disabilities on campus.

 

SAVE MEETING:

Students Against a Violent Environment (SAVE) holds meetings at 7 p.m., each Thursday, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. All UNI students welcome. There will be free refreshments at the meeting on Jan. 29. E-mail mark.rowe@uni.edu with questions.

 

GRAD STUDENT SPEED MEETING:

NISG will host a graduate student speed meeting as a way for graduate students to meet other students inside and outside of their departments at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26, in the CME. Refreshments provided by Wal-Mart.

PERFORMING ARTS:

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Cedar Falls singer-songwriter Raldo Schneider will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26, in KUNI's studio on the third floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12. For broadcast times and stations visit http://www.iowapublicradio.org

 

TRUMPET RECITAL:

UNI School of Music faculty artist Randy Grabowski will present a trumpet recital at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall, with repertoire and additional performers to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

 

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL:

Assistant professor of voice John Hines will offer a voice recital featuring faculty artist Korey Barrett, piano, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CLARINET SYMPOSIUM:

UNI School of Music faculty artist Amanda McCandless will perform at and coordinate the 2009 Clarinet Symposium Saturday, Jan. 31 in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Featuring master classes and performances by guest artists Linda Bartley, clarinet, and Nathan Williams, clarinet, this event is free and open to the public, but does require registration. For more information call 273-2028.

 

'DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY':

"Don't Worry, Be Happy" Bobby McFerrin will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, at the GBPAC. For more information and tickets, visit www.gbpac.com or call 273-4TIX. UNI students recieve a 50-percent discount on tickets.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT:

The faculty artist Chamber Music Showcase will feature a diverse group of UNI School of Music faculty artists at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

 

FLUTE CHOIR AND FLUTE STUDIO CONCERT:

The Northern Iowa Flute Choir and Flute Studio will present its annual concert at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

'B SURPRISED' CONCERT:

Guest violinist Wolfgang David will join the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony on a program of works by Beethoven, Bach and Bartok at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, at the GBPAC. Tickets are $19 to $27 for adults and $9 to $13 for youth, with Buck a Kid available. College student rush tickets will be available with a valid I.D. for $5 the day of the show. Call 273-4849 or e-mai wcfsymphony.org for tickets.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

PSYCHOLOGY CLUB VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT:

Play volleyball on Saturday, Feb. 14, on the upstairs WRC courts. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and games will be played until the winners are determined. Everyone is welcome. The cost is $5 per person; winning team members will receive either an Applebee's gift certificate or a psychology club T-shirt. Free food and drinks will be provided. Sponsored by the Psychology Club. Contact Ashley Andrew at asha05@uni.edu.

 

HEALTH BEAT:

Looking for a good place to workout, where it's not so congested? Consider using the WRS Health Beat in Maucker Union. Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fridays.

 

HEALTH BEAT LOCKERS:

Working out and need a locker to keep all your personal belongings? Health Beat lockers are available to rent. Find out more at www.uni.edu/wellrec/facilities/ health_beat.html.

 

PERSONAL TRAINERS WANTED:

An informational meeting will take place at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30, in WRC 250. Class begins Monday, Feb. 2. Monday lectures will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in WRC 150. Friday labs will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in WRC 103. For more information and to enroll, contact the personal fitness coordinator at 237-7167. Class is not for academic credit.

 

IRONMAN TRIATHLON CHALLENGE:

Registration begins Monday, Jan. 26, in WRC 101, for the seventh annual WRS Ironman Triathlon Challenge, a fitness incentive program. Choose from one of three Ironman distance events: traditional (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile walk/run), non-swimmers (substitutes 15000 meters of rowing for the swimming, bike and run distances the same) or the double Ironman challenge (double the traditional distances). Once registered, subsequent workout mileage may be logged on a provided log sheet. Workouts are self scheduled. Completion of event distances by March 6 nets the participant a certificate of achievement and an event T-shirt. The registration fee is $20. For more information, watch for event fliers, visit www.uni.edu/wellrec or contact Tim Klatt at timothy.klatt@uni.edu or 273-7120.

 

SCHEDULE A SPRING MASSAGE:

Massages will be available in the WRC by licensed massage therapists Carissa Shima (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) and Katie Hover (Tuesdays and Thursdays) during the spring semester. The cost is $15 for 15 minutes; $25 for 30 minutes; $35 for 45 minutes; $45 for one hour; and $65 for 90 minutes. Call 3-6119 to schedule. Pay by cash, check, Ubill or payroll deduct. Please call 273-6119 to schedule an appointment. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 

FITNESS INSTRUCTORS WANTED:

The WRS is looking for interested students for instructor training courses. Land and water aerobics instructor training begins Friday Jan. 23. For more information, e-mail Dana.Foster@uni.edu.

 

HOURS:

PANTHER SHUTTLE/SAFE RIDE HOURS:

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

 

LIBRARY HOURS:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#

 
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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