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Monday, Sept. 14, 2009
2,000 seasonal flu vaccinations will be available free of charge Tuesday, Sept. 22 through Wednesday, Sept. 30. Dates, times and locations of the free flu vaccinations can be found at http://www.uni.edu/health/flu.html. All students are encouraged to get a vaccination for the seasonal flu. This is not a vaccination for the H1N1 flu, but it will help the overall population at UNI remain healthier. The flu vaccinations will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for students only. Bring your student ID card.
You can now charge photocopies on your u-bill on all self-service photocopies in the Rod Library. Prices are 10 cents per page for black/white copies and 50 centsfor color copies. Patrons can still pay cash at the copiers on first and second floors of the library.
Volunteers are needed Friday through Sunday, Sept. 18 - 20 to assist with the Fall Harvest Festival and Scarecrow Contest at the Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Gardens. Available opportunities include set up/tear down, assisting with games and crafts, parking and selling merchandise. Volunteers age 16 and older are welcome. E-mail volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information.
The Northern Iowan's push cart for delivering newspapers on campus is missing. The cart has a blue handle and wood platform. Northern Iowan is written in permanent marker on the handle and wood platform. If you see this cart, call 273-2157 or e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Avanti in Prexy's, Maucker Union, serves hot breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m., Monday through Friday. New menu items include hearty breakfast bowl, bacon burrito, panini ham sandwich, pancakes and French toast sticks. Returning favorites include breakfast pizza, cheese and egg burrito, and fresh baked cinnamon bites with warm cream cheese icing. There are many menu combinations for under $5. See promotions and new product information at www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening.
Apple tarts, turnovers, apple crisp, apple cider and more will be featured in Maucker Union restaurants throughout September, National Apple Month. Apples are a good choice in a healthy diet providing ample fiber and nutrients. See promotions and new product information at www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening.
Reusable UNI tote bags are available at Prexy's for $1. Each bag includes a $1 coupon redeemable at Maucker Union restaurants. For more information and a photo of the bag, visit www.uni.edu/dor What’s Happening.
Make sure students are working safely, and help maintain the lab by becoming an art monitor. No experience is necessary; open to art majors and non-art majors. The schedule is flexible, you will receive training and you can do your homework while you work. You must have a workstudy award to qualify for this job. Call 273-2003 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
The UNIversity Scholarship Application (USA) for 2010-2011 scholarships is available at www.uni.edu/finaid. One application allows both current and incoming students to apply for scholarships available in specific majors and other University departments. The deadline for the majority of the scholarships is February 15, 2010. However, departmental scholarships can have deadlines ranging between October and April, so check out the application to ensure you don’t miss an early deadline. Contact the UNI Office of Student Financial Aid at 273-2700 or visit www.uni.edu/finaid for more information.
Informational meetings for the June 2010 Capstone study abroad course in Greece will take place at noon and 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the Purple Pen Room of Maucker Union. E-mail Gregory Bruess (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit http://www.uni.edu/global/greece for more information.
The UNI Counseling Center will offer a women and self-esteem therapy group beginning Monday, Sept. 21. The group will meet from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Mondays, in the Counseling Center, Student Health Center 103. To participate, call 273-2676 to schedule an initial assessment.
The student support services program and academic achievement and retention services are hiring tutors to assist students, with particular need in the areas of natural science and business. Tutoring sessions will begin immediately following hiring and employment will last through this semester or beyond. The sessions may be individual or small group. Applicants should have completed entry-level courses in one or more of these areas, earning a grade of B or above in the specific courses for which they would provide tutoring. Successful completion of higher-level courses would be helpful. Hours are flexible, with evening sessions an option. To inquire about specifics, call 273-2179, or e-mail Nick.Sullivan@uni.edu. Visit 007 ITTC for an application.
Is your resume ready to show employers at the Fall Career Fair? Drop-by critiques are available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays and Tuesdays, at the Career Services information table in Maucker Union; and noon to 5 p.m., Fridays, in CBB 321B. For a resume-critique appointment in the office, call 273-6857. Sponsored by UNI Career Services.
Attend a meeting from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, in SRL 115 to learn about the benefits of doing an internship, the application process, locating an internship, the transcript notation option and possible academic credit for a job you have now. The 20 "Best Internships on Campus" positions ($10/hour) will also be discussed. For more information, call 273-6041 or visit www.uni.edu/careerservices/co-op/
Lauren Pelleymounter, executive director, Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley, will discuss the many opportunities available in the Cedar Valley and how to get involved, from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, in the SIAC Conference Room, Maucker Union, upper level. Sponsor: American Democracy Project. Call 273-6898 for more information.
Do you want to succeed in your own business or career? One way to accomplish this is through networking. Dale Cyphert, associate professor of management, will discuss the vital art of networking at noon, Friday, Sept. 18, in BCS 33. Bring your lunch and learn about networking. RSVP at 3-JPEC or email@example.com
Colleges against Cancer will meet from 8 to 9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14, in SEC 252. Find out about the organization, what it does on campus and how to get involved and help the fight against cancer. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/relayforlife for more information.
Awareness for Individuals with Disabilities (AID) will meet at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the Presidential Room of Maucker Union. AID is open to all UNI students, with and without a disability, and plans a variety of educational events during the semester. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
The Student Association of Middle Level Educators (SAMLE) will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the 5th Floor Lounge of Schindler. There will be free pizza!
CEO / SIFE will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, in BCS 33. The meeting is open to all CEO and SIFE members and students interested in joining. Call 273-JPEC(5732) or e-mail www.jpec.org for details.
The UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club practices from 7 to 8:30 p .m., Monday through Thursday, and from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, in WRC 176. Classes are open for the public to observe, ask questions and learn. For more information, visit http://www.unitkd.com/welcome.htm or call (319) 230-1199.
The first meeting for Northern Iowa State Education Association will take place at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, in SEC 129. The guest speaker will be Angel Banks, director of diversity and student life. All teaching majors are welcome. Refreshments and prizes will be provided. NISEA meets the second Tuesday of every month. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The UNI Tennis Club will host a bonfire on Wednesday, Sept. 16, following competitive matches from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the tennis courts west of the towers. Even if you can't make it to the practice, come for the social, which will start around 8 p.m., at 1608 Linda Dr. If you need directions or have any questions, e-mail email@example.com.
UNI Right to Life will hold its first meeting of the semester at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the College Eye Room (downstairs Maucker Union). Treats will be provided.
The Multicultural Teaching Alliance (MTA) will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. Meet new members and learn about upcoming MTA activities. Interested students are welcome to attend. For more information, call 273-2924 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember watching Dragonball Z or Sailor Moon as a kid? Join the Northern Iowa Anime Association. Each week, new Japanese animation is showcased; come at 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19, in SRL 215 to broaden your anime horizons.
The purpose of "SPIKE" is to focus on non-partisan social and intellectual action and educational programming focused on gender inequality. SPIKE will hold a planning meeting to discuss ideas, thoughts and pursuits, at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, in the Maucker Union Coffeehouse. Look for a SPIKE sign and members in bright orange shirts. If you can't make it to the meeting but want to join the discussion, e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Global Marketing class will host a coffee tasting open house from 8 to 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 14, in the CBB ground floor lounge. Try four different Nicaraguan coffees and assist the students in determining the best coffee for possible import.
The Study Abroad Center will host its annual International Opportunities Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16, in Maucker Union's Old Central Ballroom. Learn about opportunities to study, work, intern or volunteer abroad. Get information about credit transfer, health concerns and international travel, or get your photo taken for a passport. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad or call 3-7078.
An elevator pitch competition will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16, in BCS 33. All students are encouraged to enter. The UNI competition winner will automatically advance to the national competition held in conjunction with the National CEO Conference in Chicago Oct. 22 - 24. Potential winnings for the winner of the UNI competition are $2,500 and all expenses paid to attend the national competition. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 273-JPEC(5732). The second annual elevator pitch competition is sponsored by the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization.
Attend free weekly dance sessions taught by UNI students for UNI faculty, staff and students, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays, in WRC 185/187. Tap and clogging with Stacie Duckwitz will be the featured style Wednesday, Sept. 16.
Larry Wilmore,"The Senior Black Correspondent" on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," will speak at 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, in Maucker Union. In his speech, "Don't take diversity seriously: Just kidding," Wilmore opens the door to an honest conversation about race and diversity in our country, as he delivers a message laced with his own comedic wit and a dash of levity in an interactive, multi-media discussion.
Attend a fall career fair from 2 to 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, in the McLeod Center (new location.) See more than 100 organizations and graduate/professional schools and visit about job and internship opportunities as well as continuing education. Several employers will sign students up for interviews on Tuesday, Sept. 22. All majors, freshmen through seniors, graduate students and alumni are welcome. See a list of participating organizations at www.uni.edu/careerservices. Sponsored by UNI Career Services.
UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education will host the Alliant Energy Iowa Electrathon Championship Series on Saturday, Sept. 26. Battery-powered cars will race in the parking lot south of University Avenue across from the GBPAC. The design competition starts at 9 a.m., hot laps begin at 12:15 p.m. and the endurance race is at 1:30 p.m. For more information about the Iowa Electrathon, visit http://www.ceee.uni.edu/Home/Programs/Education/Education/Electrathon/tabid/323/Default.aspx or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2009-10 Hot Topics in Education Series will kick-off Wednesday, Sept. 16, at noon in the CME, Room 109, with "The Achievement Gap-Going Beyond Socioeconomic and Cultural Factors," presented by Dewitt Jones, associate professor or education. Learn the roles schools, teachers, administrators, parents, government and researchers play in improving student achievement. For more information on this year's series, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2009_90809.pdf
John Johnson, history, will lecture on "The U.S. Constitution: It's Not For Beginners!" from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, in SRL 115. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by UNI American Democracy Project/Provost's Office.
Learn the basics of starting a small business, including business structure, taxes and resources, from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, in BCS 33. Advance registration is required; e-mail email@example.com or call 273-JPEC (5732).
Learn the components of a business plan and what makes an effective plan, from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23, in BCS 33. The workshop will build on information from the Start a Business I workshop. Advance registration is required; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 273-JPEC (5732).
The Hoxie Forum will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, in SRL 115. Former Congressmen Bill Burlison (D-MO) and Phil English (R-PA) will discuss congressional-presidential relations. The former members of Congress will visit UNI as part of the Congress-to-Campus program. The forum will be moderated by Scott Peters, associate professor of political science. A brief reception will follow the forum. For further information e-mail email@example.com or call 273-5916.
Janell Carroll will deliver the presentation "Sex Around the World," from 8 to 9:15 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22, in LNG 117. A prominent national speaker, sexologist, and author, Carroll will discuss how sexual attitudes, practices and behaviors vary by culture. Free event.
Terry VanDeWalle, the principal scientist with Natural Resource Consulting, will present the results of a comprehensive study of the ecological performance of wetland mitigation sites in Iowa, at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center (¼ mile west of the McLeod Center on W. 27th St.). Species richness and abundance data were collected on algae, protozoa, aquatic invertebrates, vascular plants, butterflies, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals at each site. Species richness and diversity at 12 Iowa DOT mitigation sites and three reference sites were compared to determine if mitigation wetlands are performing differently than reference wetlands. For more information, call 273-3828, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Softball will host Kirkwood at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex.
Football will host St. Francis at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19, in the UNI-Dome. The first 12,000 fans will receive a piece of the old turf.
The UNI Anthropology club will show "Apocalypto" at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14, in the ITTC 338. A discussion will follow the film.
UNIFI will team up with the new pro-choice campus organization to host "If These Walls Could Talk," at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the Shull Hall rec room. The movie tells three women's stories of their involvement in the reproductive rights movement and offers a glimpse at the stigmas and negative social impacts concerning abortion and how reproductive rights have evolved in America. Come for the movie and discussion afterwards. Bring your own snacks.
The Kamerick Art Gallery, in association with the UNI Arts Consortium, will present a retrospective exhibition of the sculpture and wearable art of Cat Chow, now through Sept. 20. "Love Me or Die" is sponsored in part by major grants from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the Guernsey Charitable Foundation and the Iowa Arts Council.
Faculty artist Randy Grabowski will present a trumpet recital at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall, featuring new faculty pianist Dimitri Vorobiev. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting ensemble the Oswego Jazz Project will present a concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. Featuring SUNY music professors Rob Auler (piano), Trevor Jorgensen (saxophone) and Eric Schmitz (drums) and SUNY alumnus Max McKee (bass), their repertoire typically focuses on time-tested classics by some of America's greatest songwriters. This event is free and open to the public.
Grammy Award winners Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18, at the GBPAC. For more information and tickets, visit www.gbpac.org or call 273-4TIX. UNI students receive a 50 percent discount.
UNI School of Music alumnus Vladan Milenkovic will offer a piano recital at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, featuring faculty artist Robert Washut, piano, and other guests. He has recently completed his Master's degree at UNI where he performed with Jazz Band One and served as a teaching assistant. He is currently on faculty at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. This event is free and open to the public.
Jungle Jack Hanna and his exotic animal friends will perform at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20, at the GBPAC. For more information and tickets, visit www.gbpac.org or call 273-4TIX. UNI students receive a 50 percent discount.
See Quintet-sential at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. The UNI Faculty String Quartet joins Waterloo Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra music director Jason Weinberger and principal pianist Sean Botkin for this performance of Mozart's Clarinet Quintet and Brahms' Piano Quintet.
Attend London Escape: The 28th Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. The concert will feature music by the Northern Iowa Wind Symphony with faculty artists Amanda McCandless, clarinet, and Chris Buckholz, trombone, Jazz Band One, the UNI Opera Ensemble; the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra with combined choral ensembles and more. Proceeds from the concert will benefit scholarships for current School of Music students. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.
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. 27, in Russell Hall and GBPAC. This event is free, but requires registration. To register, visit www.uni.edu/music or call 273-2025.
Visiting percussion duo Maraca2 will present a recital at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Maraca2 will present two master classes at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30 and Thursday, Oct. 1, in Davis Hall. All Maraca2 events are free and open to the public.
Intramural office is in WRC 161. Call 273-7262 with questions.
The Intramural Fun Run is a 1.5 mile course and is open to men and women. It will take place at 4 p.m.,
Friday, Sept. 18, on the Intramural Fields west of the UNI-Dome. Registration will be from 3 to 3:45 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18, in WRC 161.
Contestants should report to the starting area by 3:55 p.m.
Intramural golf is open to men and women and will take place Sunday, Sept. 20, at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course in Cedar Falls. Play will include 18 holes stroke play with men's and women's longest drive and closest-to-pin contests. Tee times will be from 10 a.m. to noon. Greens fees are $14 per person. Register Monday - Wednesday, Sept. 14-16, in WRC 161.
Intramural Flag Football is open to men, women and co-rec. A mandatory managers meeting will take place at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, in SEC 252. Make-up managers meetings will be held at 3:15 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 28 and 29, in WRC 150.
Register Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 28 and 29, in WRC 161.
Play will begin Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Game times for men and women: 3:30, 4:30 or 5:30 p.m. Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday; Co-rec game times: 5:30 p.m. Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday.
Open to men and women; pay is $7.25 per game.
Anyone interested in officiating intramural flag football must attend an officials' clinic at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, or Wednesday, Sept. 30, in WRC 155.
This soccer tournament is open to students, faculty and staff and will take place at noon, Sunday, Sept. 27, at the West Campus Fields. Entry forms will be available during the week of Sept. 14, in WRC 161. Registration is due Monday - Wednesday, Sept. 21-23, in WRC 161. The tournament is limited to the first eight teams to register.
Many fitness and leisure classes are still available. Classes include total aquatic conditioning, step, kick and spin, free Fridays, women on weights, boot camp and more. Prices are $37 to $47 for the semester. Bring a friend or meet someone new. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitness/classes.html for more information.
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