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Monday, Sept. 28, 2009
UNI's Student Health Center is recommending students contact their personal health care providers to receive the season flu vaccination. Seasonal flu vaccinations are also available for a fee at the following locations in Cedar Falls:
Hy-Vee, 4000 University Avenue
Visit the Student Health Center's flu information page at http://www.uni.edu/health/flu.html for additional information.
The UNI Brindley Invitational Speech and Debate tournament will take place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2 and 3. Judges are needed and will be paid $10 per round in individual events and public forum. If you are interested in judging policy or Lincoln Douglas debate, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Confirmation is needed by Wednesday, Sept. 30. Judges should check in at the second floor lounge in Lang at least 30 minutes in advance.
Find guidelines and instructions for NISG's logo contest at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/logo_contest.pdf. Contact Director of Public Relations Megan Parrott at email@example.com with questions.
The results of the Foundations of Excellence study of the university's first-year experience for students, including the executive summary and recommendations, can be found at http://www.uni.edu/foe/documents.shtml. E-mail co-chairs April Chatham-Carpenter at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jon Buse at email@example.com with questions or comments. Stay tuned for additional details and updates regarding reaccreditation efforts.
University Health and Safety Committee information and member list can be found at
Students are needed to facilitate small groups of high school students at the Young Leaders in Action conference on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Develop your leadership skills and work with the community. For more information, visit http://www.vccv.org/youth/young_leaders.asp, call Steffoni Smith at 273-7422 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
Students in all majors can arrange summer internships in Washington, D.C., through The Washington Center (TWC). Credit can count toward UNI graduation and Capstone. UNI students have interned with some 30 organizations including the Department of Defense, National Geographic Channel, Treasury Department and the Child Welfare League of America. Meet with a TWC representative during an informational meeting at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5, in CBB 126. Call Al Stamberg, Cooperative Education/Internship Program, at 3-6398 with questions.
Attend an exploratory meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12, or from 4 to 5:30 Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the CBB 126 to learn more about studying in Nicaragua in May or July 2010. Experience Nicaraguan culture firsthand and earn Capstone credit. Cultural excursions include: Colonial Spanish towns, local markets and nature events (zipline, kayak or hike in a cloud forest).
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
UNI Study Abroad Center's partner universities were joined by the following schools: The American College in Thesaloniki, Greece; University of Stirling, Scotland; Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey; University of Jaen, Spain; and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The spring 2010 application deadline is Thursday, Oct. 1. Call 273-7078, e-mail email@example.com or visit http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad 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."
Drake Martin will present a workshop to help participants analyze their leadership styles by identifying their type on the Myers-Briggs Inventory from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, in SEC 252. Participants may purchase an inventory at University Book and Supply or complete a short version at the workshop. Sponsored by Leadership Studies.
Interested in starting a business and being your own boss? Attend the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization/Students In Free Enterprise meeting from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 28, in BCS 33. Open to all majors. Call 273-JPEC(5732) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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.
AID will meet at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the SIAC Conference Room to begin preparations for its "In My Shoes" educational event. AID is open to all UNI students with and without a disability. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
The Student Association of Middle Level Educators (SAMLE) will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the fifth floor lounge of SEC. Free pizza will be provided.
TWLOHA will meet at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the Elm Room, Maucker Union. Meetings are open to anyone passionate about presenting hope and finding help for people suffering with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet new people, enjoy free food and games and find out about upcoming volunteer opportunities at Circle K’s Games and Goodies Get Together at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the Oak Room (lower level of Maucker Union).
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.
UNI Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will host an ethics panel from 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday Sept. 29, in the Lang Auditorium.
The UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers will celebrate Blasphemy Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, by the Maucker Union fountain. In celebration of this day and our right to free speech, there will be a soapbox for anyone to share whatever is on his or her mind.
Auditions for the UNI Interpreter's Theatre production "Strong Enough for a Woman, Gentle Enough for a Man" will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5, and from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, in LNG 311. There are opportunities for four to eight non-gender-specific roles; no preparation or prior experience required. Optional photo shoot for still art imagery.
For a full schedule of Family Weekend activities, visit http://www.uni.edu/familyweekend
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.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the CME will host Melissa Esquivel, the interim administrator of the Iowa Division of Latino Affairs and manager of the Iowa Youth Congress, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6. Esquivel will speak on issues regarding Latino communities within Iowa and across the United States.
The Mayhem Poets will hold a short improv session at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, at the CME. This poetry group (sponsored by the GBPAC’s Kaleidoscope Series) incorporates hip-hop rhythms and dynamic theatrical techniques.
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 delivered 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
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 Arnesen at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, in SRL 115. Arnesen is a professor of history at The 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.
Solar hot water systems, photovoltaics (solar electric), ground source heat pumps and energy efficient construction are featured in a variety homes in five communities on the Cedar Valley Solar/Energy Efficiency Tour that will take place Sunday, Oct. 4. Most locations are open from 1 to 4 p.m. for the public to talk with homeowners. Visit www.ceee.uni.edu/Home/SolarEnergyEfficiencyTour.aspx for tour locations and times.
CROW Forum will be held at noon, Monday, Oct. 5, in the CME 109A. Annette Lynch, professor of textiles and apparel, 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.
Paul Spry, Department of Geological & Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University, will present: "Scientific Inquiry- -Do you believe what you read? The case for melting of sulfides at the giant Broken Hill lead-zinc-silver deposit, Australia," at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5, in LAT 125.
Marybeth C. Stalp, associate professor of sociology and the recipient of the 2008 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award, will present "I Have the Most Fabric: Quilters, Fabric Stash Accumulation, and the Global Phenomenon of Quilting" at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 7, in MSH 001. Bring your lunch; coffee and cookies will be provided.
"How the Brain Lies and Misrepresents the 'Real World'" will be presented by Otto Maclin, psychology, from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, in SEC 247. Maclin will discuss how the brain causes misperceptions, including errors in eyewitness identification. Maclin provides workshops for jurors and testified for the defense in a murder trial in Waterloo in July. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 273-6898.
Professor of music history Melinda Boyd will coordinate a "Musically Speaking" lecture at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, in RSL 116. The Musically Speaking lecture series is in its second year and features guest lecturers and presentations on musicology, music theory and ethnomusicology. For more information, e-mail Melinda.Boyd@uni.edu.
"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. Register at the CME for a reduced student rate of $20.
Learn the basics of starting a small business, including business structure, taxes and resources and learn how to write a business plan, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct.10, in BCS 33. Advance registration required; e-mail email@example.com or call 273-JPEC (5732).
Instructor of music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate a music education workshop at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. For more information, e-mail Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.
The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12, at the Cedar Falls Public Library to discuss two books about Hmong culture: "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down" by Anne Fadiman and "The Latehomecomer" by Kao Kalia Yang, a second generation Hmong, who will lead the discussion. All are welcome.
Soccer will host Evansville at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, at the CVYSA Complex.
Football will host Indiana State at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, in the UNI-Dome.
Broaden your cultural horizons and watch "Nightwatch" at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, in SRL 120. The film is in Russian with English subtitles.
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.
"On Becoming" is a two-person exhibition featuring the work of sculptor and video projection artist Gillian Brown and environmental performance and video installation artist Cherie Sampson. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 28. Sponsored in part by the Iowa Arts Council. Free and open to the public.
Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Pierre Sauvage will discuss and show excerpts from his three documentaries dealing with rescuers during the Holocaust and with the American and American-Jewish response to the crisis at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the Kamerick Art Building auditorium. The film "Weapons of the Spirit" (1989) traces the rescue of 5,000 Jews (including Pierre Sauvage and his parents) by French villagers during World War II. "Not Idly By: Peter Bergson, America and the Holocaust" (2009) focuses on the American effort to fight the Holocaust and provides testimony from mostly never-before-seen footage. The upcoming documentary "And Crown Thy Good" (2010) chronicles the story of Varian Fry, a New York intellectual who ran a private American rescue operation in 1940-41, in Marseille, France. Free and open to the public.
The Strayer-Wood Theatre will present "What I Did Last Summer," A.R. 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.
UN'’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 a recurring role on the HBO series "Oz," along with musical features on NBC's "Homicide," A&E and NHK TV in Japan. 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 and 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. 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. 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 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Great Hall, GBPAC. Zuill Bailey, one of the pre-eminent cellists of his generation, will 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 3-4TIX (4849).
The UNI School of Music will present its annual Vocal Arts Festival on Sunday and Monday, Oct. 4 and 5, in Davis and Great Halls, GBPAC. This event is for high school student vocalists preparing for all-state competition and interested in vocal music at UNI. This event is free and open to the public, but requires registration. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UNI School of Music Piano and Organ Festival will be held at noon, Monday, Oct. 5, in Graham Hall and Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This festival will feature hands-on studies in piano and organ. This event requires registration. For more information, e-mail Robin.Guy@uni.edu.
UNI jazz combos, coordinated by Chris Merz and graduate assistant directors, will offer a concert featuring jazz standards and new arrangements at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
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 plus an abs workout with Abi Miller, will be the featured style on Wednesday, Sept. 30.
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.
Intramural 6-on-6 volleyball is for men, women and co-rec. A mandatory managers' meeting will take place at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, in SEC 252. Make-up managers' meetings will take place at 3:15 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 26 and 27, in WRC 150. Register Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 26 and 27, in WRC 161. Game times for women or men will be at 6:40 p.m., 8:20 p.m., and 9:10 p.m., Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday and at 7:30 p.m., Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday for co-rec. League play will begin Wednesday, Nov. 4. Call 273-7262 with questions.
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