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Monday, Sept. 21, 2009
Two thousand 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.
Students, faculty and staff are invited to university convocation at 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the Commons Ballroom. To view a special invitation to convocation, an event that recognizes excellence, visit http://www.uni.edu/president/convocation/.
University Health and Safety Committee information and member list can be found at
Your input is desired regarding potential programs in Latin America for UNI students. Complete the survey at http://www.ir.uni.edu/dbWeb/surveys/lainterests/ prior to Saturday, Oct. 10. Data collected will be used to support a grant application that will focus on supporting educational opportunities in Latin America.
Visit http://www.uni.edu/sds/StudentNews.shtml to read the September edition that features information regarding new SDS programs and services along with an overview of events coming up this semester.
You can now charge photocopies to your u-bill on all self-service photocopies in the Rod Library. Prices are 10 cents per page for black/white copies and 50 cents for color copies. Patrons can still pay cash at the copiers on first and second floors of the library.
Sushi Tuesday will return to Maucker Union four times in 2009-10. Sept. 22 will be the first Sushi Tuesday. Sushi is prepared in Maucker Union kitchens and available at Wasabi in Prexy’s, Maucker Union. Flavors are: California, tuna and vegetable cream cheese. Sushi costs $4.50 to $5 for a meal-size serving. See promotions and new product information at www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening.
Internships are available to work with U.S. Military Child Development Centers in Germany, Italy, England, Belgium, Hawaii and Florida for spring semester 2010. Travel, housing and a living stipend are paid. The internship includes 12 credit hours (undergraduate or graduate) from UNI. Prior experience working with children is required. To apply, e-mail Susan.Edginton@uni.edu. Briefly describe your experience working with children as well as your educational background. The subject line should say: UNI/OL
Interested in a spring or summer 2010 internship in our nation’s capital? Opportunities are available for all majors and counts for Capstone requirement. Scholarships are available; housing is arranged. UNI students have interned in a variety of The Washington Center (TWC) internships including Environmental Protection Agency, National Geographic Channel, Treasury Department and Child Welfare League of America. A representative from The Washington Center will speak at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5, in the CBB 126. Call Al Stamberg, 273-6398, with questions.
Do you have a talent, song, or poem to share? This is your chance. ProBoard will host UNI's Got Talent in the Commons Ballroom on Friday, Sept. 25. Bring your friends and neighbors, and don't forget to bring your talent. This could be the night you get discovered! Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Doors open at 7 p.m. for practice, and competition begins at 7:30 p.m.
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.
UNI is a friendly, safe campus for most. Allies are needed, however, to make it friendlier and safer for everyone. Learn more at one of seven Safe Zone Ally Orientations. The first orientation will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 27, in the Noehren Rec Room. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/documents/Fall09poster_003.pdf.
Women undergraduate or graduate students in any higher education institution in Iowa interested in a career in higher education may apply for the Carol Rocklin Kay Memorial Scholarship award for the Way Up conference. The conference is designed for women leaders and administrators in higher education in Iowa. For details, visit
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 Feb. 15, 2010. However, departmental scholarships can have deadlines ranging from October to 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., Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the Purple Pen Room of Maucker Union. Contact Gregory Bruess at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-2752 or visit http://www.uni.edu/global/greece for more information.
A free, anonymous assessment will give you feedback regarding your individual pattern of marijuana use and how it might affect different areas of your life. Worried about a friend's use? Share this resource with him or her. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/subabuse/other_substances/and click on "e-Toke."
If you choose to drink, plan ahead for your own personal safety and well-being with a wallet-sized card that will help you "Watch Your Blood Alcohol Level & Stay in Your Green Zone." To find out more and order your free card, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/subabuse/alcohol/resources.html and click on "B.A.C. Zone Cards."
Cedar Valley's EntreBash! and Small Business Expo will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the George Washington Carver Academy. Hosted by the UNI Regional Business Center and Waterloo Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation, EntreBash! is a networking event and an opportunity for small-business owners to showcase their business. Attendees can speak directly with business advisers who'll provide referrals to individuals and organizations for assistance with obtaining financing, increasing sales, doing business on the Web, market research, finding new markets and other business services. There will be live music, food and door prizes.
The Model United Nations competition team will travel to Chicago Nov. 21-24 to represent South Korea at the American Model United Nations conference. Meetings are held at 9 p.m., Wednesdays, in SRL 120. For more information, e-mail Steven Mischel at email@example.com.
Vickie Robinson will present "Identifying Your Strengths" from 3:45 to 4:45, Thursday, Sept. 24, in SEC 320. Participants should complete the StrengthsFinder Inventory available through the Internet or in the book StrengthsFinder, and bring the results to the workshop. Contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898 with questions. Free and open to the public.
UNI's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally union meets at 7 p.m., Tuesdays, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. All are welcome to come and learn about issues facing this community as well as partake in games and good times.
The Iowa High School Model United Nations program at UNI is an active and growing organization. The Model UN program organizes conferences for 500+ high school students. Attend the next meeting at 9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22, in SRL 120. All majors welcome. Enjoy free pizza and soda.
The first meeting of the year will take place at 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, in CBB 1 and 3. Enjoy free snacks and drinks and find out what the group is all about.
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.
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., Saturdays, in SRL 215 to broaden your anime horizons.
Attend the CEO/SIFE meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, in BCS 33 The meeting is open to all CEO and SIFE members and students interested in becoming members. Call 273-JPEC(5732) or e-mail www.jpec.org for details.
Attend the last fall orientation meeting from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, in CBB 109. 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. Call 273-6041 or visit www.uni.edu/careerservices/co-op/ for more information.
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.
Join the UNI Alumni Association and the Northeast Iowa Food Bank in a food drive Sept. 15-22. Canned food and toiletry items can be dropped off at the UNI Alumni House between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/communityvisit/cedar-falls
The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley and American Humanics will hold the annual UNI Volunteer Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the Old Central Ballroom in Maucker Union. Stop by to meet with representatives from local non-profit organizations. For more information, e-mail volunteerUNI@vccv.org.
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. Jazz/contemporary with Emily Miller will be the featured style Wednesday, Sept. 23.
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.
Chi Sigma Iota, the counseling program's Honor Society, is holding a winter clothing drive to help students who do not have sufficient clothing for the winter season. Drop off hats, mittens, boots, snow pants, coats etc. in the SEC 136 by Monday, Nov.2. Start competitions between your programs, dorm floors or even floor halls. E-mail Ashley Welter at email@example.com for more information.
Join the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences for cultural exploration from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 3, in Maucker Union Ballroom A. Make Chinese crafts, learn Chinese calligraphy, explore the Chinese four treasures, and participate in many other hands-on activities. Something for all ages. Participants will be registered to win a prize.
A Day in the Park with Alpha Xi Delta will take place from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, at Seerley Park. All ages are welcome to come enjoy walking tacos, cookies and pop for $5 (children under five, $3.) There will be music, games and a silent date auction to win a date with an Alpha Xi Delta lady. All proceeds go to Autism Speaks.
The Panther Pacers running club will host its 12th Annual Homecoming 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, by the West Dome parking lot. The early entry fee, postmarked on or before Wednesday, Oct. 7, or delevered to the WRC 101 by Tuesday, Oct. 13, is $12 for UNI students and $15 for non-students. After the deadline, the entry fee is $20 for everyone. Participants registering by Wednesday, Oct. 7, will be guaranteed a long-sleeved black T-shirt. For more information or to download a copy of the entry form, visit http://www.pantherpacers.com
Undergraduate students Jake Haden, Trent England and Brad Davison will discuss "Geology Summer Field Camp" at 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, in LAT 125.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com or call 273-JPEC (5732).
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.
Richard Heinberg, renowned expert on the topic of peak oil, will speak at the UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the CEEE auditorium. Heinberg will provide an update on fossil fuel supplies, trace the connections between energy and the financial system, and show how individuals and communities are making the transition to a renewable-energy, sustainable future. For more information, call 273-7575 or visit www.ceee.uni.edu
The 2009 Leland Wilson Endowed Lecture series will present "Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice" by John Warner, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, in the Lantz Auditorium of McCollum Science Hall. A reception will follow. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/chemistry.
Renowned Iowa nature photographer Ty Smedes will discuss and share photos from his book, "Capturing Iowa's Seasons," at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the University Museum, 3219 Hudson Road. From wild flowers to migrating song birds, view some of his most beautiful images featuring the common and uncommon visitors to Iowa's landscape. This event is free and open to the public. Visit www.uni.edu/museum for more information.
The Cycle of Violence, a special community presentation by David Lisak that examines the history of violence in the lives of violent criminals, will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Lang Auditorium. Sponsored by the Campus Violence Prevention Project and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
A conference offering cross disciplinary training to campus and community personnel who are points of first contact for campus victims of dating and domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Maucker Union Expansion. There is a $20 registration fee. E-mail email@example.com to register. Sponsored by the DOJ-funded Campus Violence Prevention Project. For more information, e-mail Annette Lynch (firstname.lastname@example.org.)
The 36th Annual Carl Becker Memorial Lecture in History will be presented by Eric Arnsen at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, in SRL 115. Arnsen is a professor of history at George Washington University. The title of his lecture is "Soapboxes, Shakespeare, and Socialism: The Emerging Radicalism of A. Philip Randolph." The lecture is free and open to the public. For further information, e-mail email@example.com.
The Department of Philosophy and World Religions and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series will present "Islam: An American Religion," a public lecture by Ingrid Mattson, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Mattson is director of the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim relations, professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim relations at Hartford Seminary, and president of the Islamic Society of North America. A reception will follow.
CROW Forum will be held at noon, Monday, Oct. 5, in the CME 109A. Annette Lynch, Department of Design, Textiles, Gerontology, and Family Studies, will present "Working to End Gender Violence on College Campuses: 1999-2009." The Women’s & Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited for the informal presentation and discussion.
"Scientific Thought in Motion" will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9, at the CME. In this workshop students will translate science concepts into meaningful movement activities that put abstract ideas into tangible, visible form. RSVP by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit http://www.gbpac.com/outreach/lmsta.shtml. Funded by IMSEP.
Attend "A Free Palestine and a Secure Israel: From Occupation to Liberation and Reconciliation" Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10, in the SEC. Visit http://www.sabeeliowa.org/ or www.fosna.org for information on registration, posters and more.
Volleyball will host Southern Illinois at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25, in the McLeod Center. The Panthers will host Evansville at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, in the McLeod Center.
"Voice to Vision," an exhibition of artwork by Holocaust and Rwandan genocide survivors, will run Wednesday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Oct. 25, at the UNI Gallery of Art showcases. Curator David Feinberg will give a lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, in KAB 111. An opening reception will follow. This programming is a partnership between UNI Department of Art, UNI Holocaust and Genocide Education Program, and the Waterloo Center for the Arts.
See the "Planet in Peril" film series at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3 (part one) and Saturday, Oct. 10 (part two), at the University Museum. CNN's Anderson Cooper, Sanjay Gupta and Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin examine the environmental conflicts between growing populations and natural resources. Visit www.uni.edu/museum for more information.
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.
The Strayer-Wood Theatre will present "What I Did Last Summer," AR Gurney's heart-warming, humorous story that shines light on the American conflict between materialism and idealism Oct. 1-4 and 8-11. For tickets, call 273-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre.
UNI’s dance performing companies, International Dance Theatre and Orchesis, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall, as part of UNI's Family Weekend festivities. The concerts will feature a variety of dance. The concert is family-friendly, open to the public and free of charge.
Visiting artist Zuill Bailey, cello, will offer a master class at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, in Graham Hall, Russell Hall. Bailey is a member of the acclaimed Perlman-Schmidt-Bailey Trio and performs regularly with pianist Awadagin Pratt in recitals and chamber music. He has appeared regularly on network television including appearance in a recurring role on the HBO series “Oz,” along with musical features on NBC's "Homicide," A&E, NHK TV in Japan and the televised production of the Cuban premiere of Victor Herbert's Cello Concerto No. 2 with the National Orchestra of Cuba. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI School of Music will present its annual hands-on workshops for high school student string players preparing for all-state competition at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, in Davis & Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free, but does require registration. For more information, e-mail Rebecca.Burkhardt@uni.edu.
The Northern Iowa Wind Symphony and Concert Band will open the 2009-2010 Spotlight Series with a shared concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. The Wind Symphony will appear under the direction of Ronald Johnson, UNI School of Music professor and conductor, and the Concert Band will be led by conductor and professor S. Daniel Galyen. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.
Visiting ensemble the Verdehr Trio will present a concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. An acknowledged leader in the field of new music, the Verdehr Trio has concentrated on molding and defining the personality of the violin-clarinet-piano trio for thirty years. The Trio has created a large repertoire by commissioning new works from some of the world's most prominent composers. Their recordings, titled The Making of a Medium series, are released on Crystal Records and the group is in residence at Michigan State University. This event is free and open to the public.
A fanfare by Iowa composer Philip Wharton will kick off the 80th season of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra. Zuill Bailey, one of the pre-eminent cellists of his generation, will join the WCFSO to perform Elgar's passionate Cello Concerto. Another orchestral classic, Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony, will complete this evening of music and celebration. Tickets are available at wcfsymphony.org, at any UNItix location, or by calling 273-4TIX (4849).
Let a personal trainer design a program with your specific goals in mind. Contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or email@example.com or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html
Assistance and resources are available to "kick the habit" through Wellness and Recreation Services. For more information, visit WRC 104, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 273-6921.
Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus every day? Health Beat lockers are available for rent (half or long size, semester or year). Ask a fitness supervisor at HB, call 273-7167 or e-mail email@example.com to sign up for a locker.
Register today for Turkey Trot, beginning Monday, Oct. 12. Walk, run, cycle, swim, use equipment or take a WRS fitness class to get fit. Receive online coaching support, enjoy incentives and improve your fitness level in 30 days. Lots of chances to win. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitness/classes.html for more information.
Register now for upcoming leisure/fitness classes beginning Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 12 and 13. Classes include Tai Chi; Chinese Martial Arts; RAD; Latin Dance; and Women on Weights. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitness/classes.html.
Open to men and women; registration will take place Monday, Oct. 5 through Wednesday, Oct. 7, in WRC 161. League play will begin Sunday, Oct.18. Game times are 5 and 5:25 p.m.; 5:50 and 6:15 p.m.; and 6:40 and 7:05 p.m. Call 273-7262 with questions.
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