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Monday, Oct. 5, 2009

NEWS:

2008 CLERY CAMPUS CRIME REPORT & STATISTICS AVAILABLE:

The Clery Act requires the university to publish an annual report regarding certain crimes reported to UNI Public Safety and other specific offices on campus. The 2008 Clery Campus Crime Report and Statistics are now available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/pubsaf/crime_stats/clery.shtml.

 

UNI ALERT SYSTEM TESTING SCHEDULE:
The fall campus-wide test of the UNI Alert system is scheduled for approximately 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7. UNI's outdoor emergency system and the Black Hawk County emergency alert system will also be tested at this time. To update your emergency notification contact data, log in to MyUNIverse, select "update my personal information" in the My Personal Records channel and select the UNI ALERT tab. For general information on safety at UNI, visit http://www.uni.edu/safety/.

 

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION; ANNOUNCEMENTS VS. VANDALISM:

The university has policies and procedures regarding freedom of expression. They can be found at http://www.uni.edu/policies/1310 and http://www.uni.edu/diversity/brt/index.shtml

There have been several instances this fall of paint or chalk messages on university buildings, kiosks, etc. While chalk messages on sidewalks are permitted, writing, drawing or posting signs on buildings, artwork, etc., is prohibited. See http://www.uni.edu/policies/805
Maucker Union Policies -- http://www.uni.edu/maucker/policies/section-1000.shtml

 

SEASONAL FLU VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE OFF CAMPUS:

UNI's Student Health Center is recommending students contact their personal health care providers to receive the season flu vaccination. Seasonal flu vaccinations also are available for a fee at the following locations in Cedar Falls:

Hy-Vee, 4000 University Ave.
Medicap Pharmacy, 103 East 18th St.
Walgreens, 2509 Whitetail Drive

Visit the Student Health Center's flu information page at http://www.uni.edu/health/flu.html for additional information.

 

WATCH FOR EXTRA TRAFFIC ON FRIDAY:

The Speaking of Women's Health Conference will be 7:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 9, at the McLeod Center. Traffic will be heavy west of Hudson Road on Oct. 9, as 3,000 people are expected to attend.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Volunteers are needed from 5 to 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, to assist with concession stands at the UNI-Dome during an event. Volunteers should e-mail volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information.

 

NISG LOGO CONTEST:

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 mparrott@uni.edu with questions.

 

FOUNDATIONS OF EXCELLENCE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AVAILABLE:

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 april.chatham-carpenter@uni.edu or Jon Buse at jon.buse@uni.edu with questions or comments. Stay tuned for additional details and updates regarding reaccreditation efforts.

 

YOUNG LEADERS IN ACTION:

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 steffers@uni.edu.

 
HOMECOMING T-SHIRTS:

Homecoming T-shirts can be pre-ordered at Essentials in Maucker Union and online. Prices start at $12. A picture of the shirt and a link to the pre-order site is at www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening.

 

HOT LUNCH FIVE DAYS A WEEK AT BISCOTTI'S:

Biscotti's in Redeker Center has expanded its hot lunch menu to five days a week (11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) Monday: meatball sub,$3.25; Tuesday: walking taco, $3; Wednesday: chicken enchilada soup, $3.25; Thursday: sloppy joe, $3; and Friday: hot dogs, $2.25.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

LUTHERAN STUDENT CENTER WEEKLY WORSHIP:

Looking for a place to worship? The Lutheran Student Center offers a praise and worship service at 9:30 p.m., every Wednesday, on the corner of College and University streets. The service includes a mix of contemporary and traditional music. All are welcome; you don't have to be Lutheran to hang out at the Lutheran Student Center. E-mail lscuni@cfu.net with questions.

 

STRESS MANAGEMENT:

Learn about stress and healthy ways to manage it at the stress management workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the UNI Counseling Center (103 Student Health Center). Call 273-2676 to register.

 

GET THAT PAPER DONE:

The Assignment Calculator is a new tool for planning research papers and staying on schedule. Enter the due date and get a list of 12 steps to complete the paper. Each step includes a “due date,” help documents and links to resources like Rod Library and the Writing Center. To try it, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/gateway/calculator/

 

TWIN CITIES LAW SCHOOL FORUM:

Representatives from all four Twin Cities law schools -- Minnesota, Hamline, St. Thomas and William Mitchell -- will conduct a forum on law school and the law school application process from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5, in SRL 14. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN FRANCE:

Information sessions to learn about studying in France will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12; Tuesday, Oct. 13; and Monday, Oct. 19, in GIL 009. Undergraduate and graduate opportunities are available for a summer, semester or academic year. Internship opportunities also are available. For more information, stop by the Study Abroad Center (GIL 28) or call 273-7078.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN NICARAGUA:

Attend an exploratory meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12, or from 4 to 5:30 p.m., 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 like zipline, kayak or hike in a cloud forest.

 

NEW STUDY ABROAD DESTINATIONS:

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. Call 273-7078, e-mail study-abroad@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad for more information.

CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS:

COLLEGE REPUBLICANS MEETING MONDAY:

Join fellow College Republicans at 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5, in the Presidential Meeting room in Maucker Union. Socialize with others and learn about ways to help the party and about upcoming events. E-mail unicollegerepublicans@gmail.com to with questions or to be added to the mailing list.

 

VIOLENCE AWARENESS:

The Interested Men of Lambda Theta Phi will host an informational session on violence awareness from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Oct. 8 and 9, in Maucker Union. Fliers will provide local and national resources as well as statistics and history. Ribbons and pins will be distributed to increase awareness.

 

CEO/SIFE MEETING:

Attend the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization/Students In Free Enterprise meeting from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12, in BCS 33. Open to all majors. Call 273-JPEC(5732) or e-mail jpec@uni.edu for details.

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

UNI INTERPRETER'S THEATER AUDITIONS:

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.

 

MELISSA ESQUIVEL TO SPEAK:

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.

 

SDS OPEN HOUSE:

Student Disability Services will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, at SHC 103. Participate in a variety of educational activities and learn about services available to UNI's students with disabilities. Light refreshments will be provided, and everyone is welcome.

 

NETWORKING LUNCH ON RESEARCH IN BRAZIL:

As part of UNI's FIPSE-Brazil award from the Department of Education, UNI will host faculty from Brazilian partner institutions, the University of Brasília and Universidade Federal de Goias. To encourage research collaborations between institutions, a presentation on their research activities will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, in CBB 1 and 3. A light lunch will be provided. RSVP by e-mailing CBA.Office@uni.edu by Friday, Oct. 9. More information about both institutions and their respective research areas can be found at www.cba.uni.edu/fipse-brazil/NetworkingLunch.pdf.

 

HOMECOMING PANCAKE AND CINNAMON ROLL BREAKFAST:

The annual St. Stephen homecoming pancake and cinnamon roll breakfast will begin at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, at St. Stephens (next to UNI Book & Supply.) The cost is $3 for a cinnamon roll and coffee/hot chocolate; $6 for a pancake breakfast; or $8 for both. All are welcome. For more information, call Kelly at 266-9863.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

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.

 

'APPLICATIONS OF ISOKINETICS IN BIOMECHANICS':

Ana Faro, professor, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal, will present a lecture on "Applications of Isokinetics in Biomechanics" at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, in WRC 150. The lecture is sponsored by the School of HPELS and funded in part by the University Senate.

 

GRADUATE COLLEGE BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES:

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':

"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.

 

HOW ENEMIES BECAME FRIENDS:

From 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, in SEC 252, view and discuss a video on how two remarkable leaders -- Ann Atwater, a civil rights leader, and C. P. Ellis, a Klan leader -- started out as enemies and became friends while serving on a school desegregation committee. Discussion leader Gerri Perreault is from UNI's Leadership Studies Program. Free and open to the public.

 

MUSICALLY SPEAKING LECTURE:

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.

 

ROMAN CATHOLIC STUDIES LECTURE:

Noted historian of American Catholicism, Robert Orsi, will lecture on "Relics, Rosaries, Statues and Other Objects: The Life of Catholic Things," at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, at St. Stephens Catholic Student Center (1019 West 23rd St.) Orsi is the first holder of the Grace Craddock Nagle Chair in Catholic Studies at Northwestern University, and is past president of the American Academy of Religion. Sponsored by the Department of Philosphy & World Religions. Free and open to the public.

 

LEARN THE BASICS OF STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS:

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 jpec@uni.edu or call 273-JPEC (5732).

 

MUSIC EDUCATION WORKSHOP:

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.

 

DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS:

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.

 

WORKING WITH INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES:

Erik Anderson will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the CME multipurpose room. Anderson provides a unique perspective on disability issues, utilizing his personal and professional experience working with individuals with disabilities. The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Awareness for Individuals with Disabilities.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

Thomas Connors, associate professor, history, will present "Service after Death: The Political Use of Corpses" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, in SRL 115. The event is free and open to the public.

 

INTUITIVE EATING WORKSHOP:

Attend a six-week workshop from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 20 through Dec. 1, in WRC 101. Especially designed for the chronic dieter, participants will learn how to reject the diet mentality, deal with feelings without using food, eat when hungry, stop eating when satisfied and normalize their relationship with food. The cost of the workshop is $25. Call Joan Thompson at 273-2137 for more information or to register.

ATHLETICS:

CROSS COUNTRY:

Cross Country will compete in the Dan Huston Invitational in Waverly, Saturday, Oct. 10. The women will start at 10:45 a.m. and the men's race will start at 11:30 a.m.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

'THE CHALLENGE TO US OF HOLOCAUST RESCUERS':

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.

PERFORMING ARTS:

SCHOOL OF MUSIC VOCAL ARTS FESTIVAL:

The UNI School of Music will present its annual Vocal Arts Festival on Sunday and Monday, Oct. 4 and 5, in the 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 dyan.meyer@uni.edu.

 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC PIANO AND ORGAN FESTIVAL:

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.

 

JAZZ COMBOS CONCERT:

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.

 

MAYHEM POETS:

See a one-hour performance by Mayhem Poets at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, at the GBPAC. Utilizing hip-hop rhythms and dynamic theatrical techniques, the Mayhem Poets have developed performances to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to craft and perform original poetry. Free. For more information, visit www.mayhempoets.com.

 

TUBA RECITAL:

Faculty artist Jeffrey Funderburk will present a tuba recital featuring GBPAC staff artist Sandy Nordahl, double bass and technology, at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct.13, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CHORALE CONCERT:

The UNI Concert Chorale will offer a concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

FLUTE MASTER CLASS:

Visiting artist Richard Sherman, flute, will offer a master class at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18, in Graham Hall, Russell Hall. Sherman is professor of flute at the Michigan State University College of Music and is active as a soloist, orchestral musician and recitalist. He is former principal flute with the Rochester (New York) Philharmonic Orchestra, and is principal flute with the Chautauqua (New York) Symphony Orchestra and the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. This event is free and open to the public.

 

A BOY, A WOLF AND A GIANT JAM SANDWICH:

Decorah native Philip Wharton will join the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18, to present his new storytelling piece, The Giant Jam Sandwich, wich features visuals and narration from John Vernon Lord and Janet Burroway's children's book. Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf will also be presented alongside artwork by local students. Tickets are available at wcfsymphony.org, at any UNItix location, or at 3-4TIX (4849).

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

COUNSELING CENTER WORKSHOPS:

Interested in healthy relationships, stress management or test anxiety? Attend one of the UNI Counseling Center's free, one-session workshops related to college life from 3:30 to 5 p.m., in SHC 103. Call 273-2676 for October's topics, dates and registration.

 

MOVEMENT OUTLET:

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. Contemporary dance with Rebecca Daniels will be the featured style on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

 

RENOVATED FREE-WEIGHT ROOM OPEN:

The newly renovated free-weight room (WRC 153) is open, with expanded hours for drop-in recreation. With new lighting, flooring, paint and equipment, this facility is open to men and women of all ages and fitness levels. Hours are from 6 to 8 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday; 3 to 11 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 1 to 6 p.m., Saturday; and 1 to 11 p.m., Sunday.

 

INTRAMURAL PASS-AND-KICK CONTEST:

The intramural pass-and-kick contest is open to men and women and will take place Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the northeast corner of the UNI-Dome. Registration will take place from 9 to 10:45 p.m. and the competition will take place from 9:15 to 11 p.m. The contest will include pass and kick for men and pass and punt for women. Call 273-7262 with questions.

 

INTRAMURAL SIX-ON-SIX VOLLEYBALL:

Intramural six-on-six 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.

HOURS:

PANTHER SHUTTLE/SAFE RIDE HOURS:

http://www.panthershuttle.com

 

MAUCKER UNION HOURS:

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

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION CENTER HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/hours/docs/OPENRECFALLCOREHRS.pdf

 

ROD LIBRARY HOURS:

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/building-hours

 

 

 

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