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Monday, Oct. 26, 2009
The UNI Student Health Clinic is seeing a higher number of students showing flu-like symptoms for this time in a fall semester. Visit http://www.uni.edu/health/flu.html for preventative measures. The Black Hawk County Health Department has received limited amounts of 2009 (H1N1) influenza vaccine. Although there is currently not enough vaccine available for widespread use, these initial shipments will expand in the coming weeks. UNI hopes to have H1N1 vaccination clinics in late November or early December.
The Student Health Clinic is still offering students a flu kit at no charge. The kit includes a digital thermometer, generic Dayquil, Claritin, lip balm, hand sanitizer, tissue and masks. If you live off campus, have a friend visit the Student Health Clinic to pick one up for you. Students living in residence halls should contact the hall front desk by phone or e-mail.
As part of the university branding process, a new UNI home page design is being developed. Feedback from the campus community is an important part of designing the new home page. Please submit your feedback on the current home page and suggested changes at http://www.uni.edu/webtools/website-feedback.
A second show of Mannheim Steamroller has been added at 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 18, at the GBPAC. UNI students can order tickets at 8:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 26, at any UNItix outlet. Bring your student ID to purchase your ticket at 50 percent off the adult ticket price. Tickets will go on sale to the public at 8:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 2.
The UNI Department of Public Safety has recovered a number of abandoned bicycles over the last several months. The majority of the bicycles were recovered in July 2009. Contact UNI Police Officer Andrea Jennings at 3-2712 to inquire if your bike has been recovered. Proof of ownership must be established. All bicycles not claimed by 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28 will be sold at public auction.
The Office of Student Financial Aid is conducting a customer service survey. All undergraduate students are encouraged to complete the brief (three to five minutes) survey by visiting the Current Announcements section of MyUNIverse (https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/portal/portHandler.cgi).
The UNI Multimodal Transportation Center will open Monday, Nov. 2. The multi-level transit facility, located on 23rd Street just east of Campbell Hall, will be open to vehicles with university permits and to the public. Metered parking will be available for visitors. Faculty, staff and students who park in the metered areas must pay the fees, even if they have a university permit. After opening, there will be intermittent unavailability of the upper level and portions of the surface lot due to the installation of solar panels on the facility. Announcements in My UNIverse News and facility signage will direct vehicle traffic away from construction areas. To see FAQs about the multimodal center, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/webcam/parking/parking_deck_faqs.html.
To expand your knowledge of what the Dalai Lama stands for, visit the Dalai Lama information booth at the WRS Wellness Fair (http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/events/autumnfair/index.html). Get information about the Dalai Lama and book clubs, pick up a University Book & Supply discount coupon for selected Dalai Lama titles and register to win a free book by the Dalai Lama. Lori Hoffmann, training and development coordinator for UNI Human Resource Services, and Casie Bass, general books buyer for UBS, will be available to answer questions.
The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs has announced "Making a Difference: Carnegie Council Student Competition on Sustainability." Submit an essay or a short YouTube clip that addresses one or all of the five sustainability topics. First, second and third place will be awarded with a $250, $150 or $75 Amazon gift certificate, respectively. The competition deadline is Thursday, Dec. 31. For more information, visit http://www.cceia.org/about/announcements/0043.html.
The Black Hawk County Conservation Board needs volunteers Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 22 - 24; and Oct. 29 - 31 to assist with the Panic Park Haunted House at Rotary Reserve. Volunteers are needed from 6 p.m. to midnight and are welcome to wear costumes, but costumes and make-up, food and hot chocolate will be provided. E-mail volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information.
The first row facing Jennings Drive of the south area of the ITC west B Lot has been changed to "A" parking and is marked with signs. The remainder of the lot is still "B" parking.
Representatives from Oracle will return to campus on Wednesday, Oct. 28, to give demonstrations for faculty, staff and students on the PeopleSoft Campus Solutions suite of software. View a special invitation from executive vice president and provost Gloria Gibson and vice president for student affairs Terry Hogan at www.uni.edu/sis.
On Sept. 23, President Allen and the campus community participated in university convocation, a celebration that recognized excellence. Convocation included a state of the university address by Allen, remarks by Provost Gibson and recognition of key faculty awards and the Board of Regents Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards. To view video and photos from convocation, visit http://www.uni.edu/president/university-convocation.
As veterans return from war and pursue a degree at UNI, it's important to understand and respond to their unique needs. Attend "UNI: Veteran-friendly Campus," a program designed to provide insights about this important student population, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, or from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Register in advance at www.uni.edu/admissions/insights. Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs. E-mail email@example.com for more information.
This fall the university ran ads, featuring four UNI students, in Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Sports Illustrated and The Week magazines. The ads ran in Iowa markets only, specifically in zones targeted by the Admissions Office, and included 70,000 subscribers. Follow-up ads will run in January issues of the same publications. See the students featured at www.uni.edu/admissions.
Check out the new photos and postings on UNI's official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/universityofnortherniowa. Become a fan and receive updates and information about UNI and engage in the exchange with other UNI devotees. If you see yourself or friends in photos, make sure to tag them.
Safe Zone Ally orientations scheduled for Oct. 26, 27 and 29 have been cancelled. Those who wish to obtain a Safe Zone Ally card to display will soon be offered an online opportunity to obtain one. Look for announcements later this semester. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Enjoy hot chili everyday through Friday, Oct. 30, at Prexy's in celebration of National Chili Month. A different chili will be featured each day. Panther chili, zesty beef chili, Mexican chicken chili, and many others will be available.
Free samples will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26 through Friday, Oct. 30, in Prexy's in Maucker Union. The selection will be different each day; suppliers will look for customer feedback on dining trends. Sample new products and help Prexy's staff decide which new products deserve a place on the menu at UNI.
October pizza specials at Avanti in Maucker Union will continue through Friday, Oct. 30. Get a coupon at www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening, link to Retail promotions for 50 cents off the price of a large pizza. Prices range from $12 to $13.85. There is a discount for four or more pizzas.
Stock up on frosted Halloween cookies Wednesday, Oct. 28 - Friday, Oct. 30, at Biscotti's in Redeker Center, 23rd Street Market in Commons and Maucker Union restaurants. Cookies will be sold for $1 each or by the dozen for $8.99. For promotion details, go to www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening, link to Retail promotions.
Rod Library has added a public fax service for sending U.S. and international fax. The fax machine is located at the end of the Interlibrary Loan counter on the second floor. Send a U.S. fax for $1.50 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. An international fax is $4.95 for the first page and $3.45 for each additional page. A credit or debit card is required for use. Instructions for use are located on the fax machine; contact the Access Services staff with additional questions.
The Robert and Yvonne Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement is an endowment supporting students who are completing internships in positions of service in Iowa. Interns chosen to receive awards through the Koob Fund will be selected based on benefits to the student, the sponsoring organization and the community (outside of UNI).
Awards range from $1,000 to $3,000. Scholarship information can be found at
http://www.uni-foundation.org/page.aspx?id=lotw36p89. Applications are due Friday, Nov. 13. For more information, contact Julianne Gassman at 273-2264 or email@example.com.
Ever think stress could be funny? Attend Humor as a Stress Management Tool from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the UNI Counseling Center (103 SHC). Call 273-2676 to register.
The Production House is now open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Production House is a self-serve multimedia computer lab in ITTC 108. The lab houses industry standard audio, video and Web production software and an audio recording studio for student, staff and faculty use.
Informational meetings for the June 2010 Capstone study abroad in Greece will take place at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 28 and at 12:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, in the SIAC Conference Room, Maucker Union. Contact Gregory Bruess at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-2752 for further information.
Attend the "Thinking About Graduate School (TAGS)" event from 3 to 4:15 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Undergraduates considering attending graduate school will learn about preparation and application processes and a graduate student/faculty panel will be present.
Academic departments will host pre-registration major meetings at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27. New freshmen and students interested in changing majors should attend to receive advice on guidelines for majors, and procedures to schedule for spring classes. Students may declare their major at the meeting. For department meeting locations, visit http://www.uni.edu/advising/event/majormtg/majormt_fall.pdf
UTESAC (Undergraduate Teacher Education Student Advisory Council) will host two informal "drop by and chat" sessions for teacher education students from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, in the SEC second-floor lobby. The purpose of these sessions is to allow students in teacher education to share their experiences with the program and identify possible actions that might improve the student experience.
UNI's Trap and Skeet team has some 30 members (male and female) with varying levels of experience from beginners to weekly shooters. Some shoot strictly for fun at weekly practices and others travel to national competitions for annual collegiate shoots. For more information visit www.unitrapandskeet.com.
Attend the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization/Students In Free Enterprise meeting from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26, in BCS 33. The meeting is open to all majors. Call 273-JPEC(5732) or e-mail email@example.com for details.
TWLOHA will meet at 8 p.m Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the Elm Room, Maucker Union. This group is dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people suffering with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The "UNIon" Yoga Club will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, in the Oak Room at Maucker Union. The first limb of raja yoga, "yamas," will be discussed. Bring a mat for the practice following the discussion.
Explore NSE and learn how to attend one of 180+ colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada, while paying UNI tuition, at an NSE informational meeting at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and have completed at least 30 hours of credit at the time of exchange. Learn more at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/nse.
Attend the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) UNI meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the College Eye Room downstairs in Maucker Union. All are welcome.
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
Learn basic safety tips and self defense moves at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26, in Maucker Union Ballroom C. Refreshments provided; wear comfortable clothing. Open to all UNI students and faculty. Sponsored by UNI student organization SAVE.
October is relationship violence awareness month. Join President Allen, NISG President Haselhuhn and NISG Vice President Rudy at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the GBPAC lobby for the signing of a proclamation observing the importance of addressing relationship violence in our community. This event will also include the Silent Witness display, readings and a vigil. Sponsored by SAVE.
The GBPAC Student Interaction Committee will host an ice cream social from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the GBPAC lobby to promote this season's shows, including the hit Broadway musical "Mamma Mia." Stop by for free ice cream and watch the movie starring Pierce Brosnan and Meryl Streep.
The CATS Traditions Committee will host its first Check-in Day for the Traditions Book that all freshmen and sophomores received this fall in the dorms from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Alumni House (across from UBS). Stop in to check off the traditions you have completed so far. Don't forget to register your book at www.unialum.org/traditionschallenge.
College students are not making the grade when it comes to good nutrition. Come see award-winning speaker Deanna Latson, at 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Through her powerful family story, Latson will open your eyes to the effects that the wrong kind of food can have on your health and lifestyle.
The Center for Energy and Environmental Education, with other Cedar Falls Annual Community Read for the Environment (ACRE) partners, will host Chef Kurt Michael Friese, author of "A Cook's Journey, Slow Food in the Heartland," from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, at Hartman Reserve. A potluck will begin at 5:30 p.m. Chef Friese, owner of the Iowa City restaurant Devotay, will present at 6:30 p.m. This free event includes activities for children. For more information, visit www.ceee.uni.edu/acre.aspx or e-mail email@example.com.
Have a scary good time at the Rider Hall Haunted House from 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31. Enter on the south side of Rider Hall at the door closest to Shull Hall. The entrance fee is $5, or $4 with a non-perishable canned food item. Call the Rider Hall office at 273-2249 with questions.
Celebrate Maucker Union's 40 years of service to the university community at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, in the Maucker Union Coffeehouse. A reception and tours of the newly renovated lower level will follow the program.
Chad Heinzel, earth science, and his students will present: "Surviving Cataract Canyon's Whitewater While Walking in the Footsteps of John Wesley Powell" at the Earth Science seminar at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26, in LAT 125.
Learn about the use of rule-making and power in society at a Star Power simulation, led by Lisa D. Jicinsky, ROTH graduate residence life coordinator, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, in SEC 252. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Leadership Studies at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.
Learn how to create a positive and productive business culture at noon, Friday, Oct. 30, in BCS 33. JPEC's Lunch and Learn series will host Tom Hall, assistant professor of communications. Bring your lunch. Register by calling 3-JPEC or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Residence's Inclusive Communities Team will host "Let's Talk" from 6 to 7:40 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1, in Lang Hall. This diversity forum is intended to help participants listen to and learn from a variety of diverse students' experiences at UNI and is open to students, faculty and staff. Those who attend will receive a certificate of attendance for their participation. For more information, contact Lisa Jicinsky at email@example.com or 273-7051.
CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, Nov. 2, in the CME 109A. Ruth Chananie-Hill, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Jennifer Waldron, School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services; and Natalie Turner, sociology undergraduate student, will present "Third Wave Agenda: Women's Flat-Track Roller Derby." The Women's & Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.
Bill Witt has been photographing Iowa's wild places for more than 30 years, and the result is "Enchanted by Prairie," a collection of images that revel in the beauty and diversity of Iowa's prairie remnants. Join Witt for a book signing and discussion of his work at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the University Museum. www.uni.edu/museum
Paul Rusesabagina, the individual upon whom the film "Hotel Rwanda" is based, will discuss his experiences at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, in Lang Hall Auditorium.
The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9, at the UNI Museum to discuss "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie. Junior dares to leave the reservation searching for a good education. All Cedar Valley residents welcome without having read the book.
DyAnn Longseth, senior vice president for communication at Veridian Credit Union, will present from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, in SEC 252. Veridian is unique in that it has integrated leadership concepts and practices throughout its organization. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.
Faculty artist and educator Amanda McCandless will offer a clarinet recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. The recital will also feature faculty artist Sean Botkin, piano. This event is free and open to the public.
Vocal music students will present a recital at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Faculty artist Chris Buckholz will present a trombone concert at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, with featured performers and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNITUBA ensembles will offer a fall recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting ensemble Luther College Faculty Woodwind Trio will present a recital at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
See the Broadway hit, "Mamma Mia" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30; at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31; and at 1 and 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1, at the GBPAC. Students receive a 50 percent discount. For tickets, call 273-4849.
Under the direction of Chris Merz, Jazz Band One will offer a fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
The School of Music will host a Viola Studio Recital at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of visiting percussion instructor Josh Armstrong, the UNI Percussion, West African Drum and Kaji-Daiko (Taiko) ensembles will offer a fall concert at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of faculty artist and conductor Robert Washut, the Jazz Panthers will offer a Spotlight Series concert featuring guest artist Steve Owen, saxophone, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. Owen, director of the University of Oregon's Jazz Studies Program, is a celebrated performer, composer and arranger. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.
The Strayer-Wood Theatre will present Peter Weiss's Tony Award winning play, "The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade," also known as "Marat/Sade," Friday, Nov. 6 through Sunday, Nov. 15. Tickets are $14 for the general public and free for UNI students. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre.
The UNI Suzuki School will present its bi-annual recital weekend at 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 7 and at noon, Sunday, Nov. 8. All recitals will be held in 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. Carrie Johnson, who studied in Chile this past summer, will teach Latin dance Wednesday, Oct. 28. The schedule for Movement Outlet sessions can be found at www.uni.edu/dance.
The intramural swim meet is open to men and women and will take place at 8:30 p.m.,
Sunday, Nov.8, in the WRC pool. Warm-up will be at 8 p.m.
Registration will take place Monday, Nov. 2 - Wednesday, Nov. 4, in WRC 161.
Events include 100 yard medley relay; 200,100 and 50 yard freestyles; 75 yard individal medley; 100 yard backstroke; 100 yard breaststroke; 200 yard freestyle relay; and, 100 yard wet sweatshirt relay. Call 273-7262 with questions.
Attend the Autumn-matic Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the WRC North Gym. Agencies, businesses and organizations from the campus and community will be on site with health and wellness information. Various screenings, cooking demonstrations and drawings will take place. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/ and click on Wellness Fair. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.
Wellness and Recreation Services will provide Friday afternoon Free Weight Room hours, on a trial basis, from 3 to 5 p.m., on the following Fridays: Oct. 23; Oct. 30; Nov. 6; Nov. 13; Nov. 20; Dec. 4; and Dec. 11.
Let a personal trainer design a program with your specific goals in mind. Trainers are results driven and want you to succeed. Contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html for more information.
Lockers are available for rent (half or long size, semester or year). Ask a fitness supervisor at Health Beat or contact Kristy Leen, WRS Personal Fitness Coordinator, at 273-7167 or email@example.com to rent one.
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