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Monday, Nov. 2, 2009
The UNI Student Health Clinic is seeing a higher number of students showing flu-like symptoms for this time in a fall semester. Everyday actions can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like influenza. Visit http://www.uni.edu/health/flu.html for precautions to adopt during the flu season.
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 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 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.
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.
Take the annual dining services satisfaction survey and share your opinion of UNI campus restaurants and convenience stores at www.uni.edu/dor. The login code is 124 followed by your university ID number. The survey takes approximately four minutes. Evaluate one or more venues and return to the survey site throughout this week. Your input counts.
All instructors of liberal arts core courses are eligible for the "Excellence in Liberal Arts Core Teaching" award (including adjunct instructors and tenured and tenure-track faculty). Criteria for the award and nomination forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/lac/. Nominations are due Tuesday, Dec. 1. Awards will be made during the all-faculty meeting at the start of fall semester 2010.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
The price of muffins in campus convenience stores and restaurants has been reset to $1.20, a 25 percent reduction. Muffin flavors include low-fat chocolate chip and low-fat blueberry. See promotions and new product information at www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening.
Volunteer coaches and referees are needed from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings through Dec. 3, at the Carver Academy gym to assist girls, ages 13 - 17, with basketball skills and games. E-mail volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information.
Volunteer during the United Way campaign from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Meet at 5 p.m. in the GBPAC parking lot to caravan to the food bank in Waterloo. Contact Pat Beck (273-7438 or email@example.com) if you plan to participate.
The Graduate College will host a service event from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank in Waterloo. Help stock shelves for the less fortunate in our community. Graduate and undergraduate students can sign-up by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The Dalai Lama: A Sacred Tradition and a Political Institution," 010:059g, will be offered spring semester. The course will provide a working knowledge of the cultural, political, aesthetic and philosophical traditions that converge in the Dalai Lama. Course meeting dates and times and registration are available through Continuing Education. Visit
http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/programs/courses/spring10/010159_dalai_lama.pdf for more information.
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 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.
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.
Windows 7 can be purchased at the Computer Consulting Center (ITTC 36). Two versions are available, Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate. Both versions are available in either 32- or 64-bit formats. The Professional version is $30 and the Ultimate is $75. The Ultimate version includes the BitLocker security encryption software. People with Windows Vista on their machines can upgrade their system but those with Windows XP must do a fresh install of the operating system. If you are running Windows XP or older, visit http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/upgrade-advisor.aspx to see if your computer is capable of running Windows 7 before purchasing.
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Learn how to make life more manageable at the Stress Management Workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the UNI Counseling Center (103 SHC). Call 273-2676 to register.
Does the thought of taking a test make your heart race or mind go blank? Attend the Test Anxiety Workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Counseling Center (103 SHC) and get some helpful tips. Call 273-2676 to register.
Want some ideas on strengthening relationships? Attend the Building Healthy Relationships Workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Counseling Center (103 SHC). Call 273-2676 to register.
Learn about what it's like to be a Peace Corps volunteer, get information about today's Peace Corps and become inspired by those who have returned from service around the world at an information session from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, at StudioIT 2 (room 136) in the ITTC.
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.
UNI's Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) will hold a meeting at 9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 2, ( location TBA). The agenda will include new constitution, committee sign-up, December elections, and details regarding the Supply Chain Seminar. New members are welcome; questions may be directed to Donald Kamara at (319) 310-5085 or at email@example.com.
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.
Attend the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization/Students In Free Enterprise meeting from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9, in BCS 33. The meeting is open to all majors. Call 273-JPEC(5732) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Participate in the Community Crochet Circle, a collaboration to create a one-of-a-kind giant sculpture from common materials throughout the month of November. No prior experience is needed. Meet in the UNI Gallery of Art at the following times: from 3 to 5 p.m., Mondays, Nov. 9, 16, and 30; from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesdays, Nov. 3, 10, and 17; from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, Fridays, Nov. 13 and 20; and, from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturdays, Nov. 7 and 14. Contact Erica Voss at email@example.com or 273-2252 for more information.
CAB is hosting acoustic sessions once a month. Come hear some great music by artist Andy Grammer, at 9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the University Room in Maucker Union. Check out his music at www.myspace.com/andygrammer
The International Club of Business Students will host Moroccan and Algerian guest speakers at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, in CBB 126. Learn about culture, history and other important aspects of the two countries while tasting local cuisine. For more information, e-mail Kristen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The communication studies department invites all prospective graduate students to attend a fall open house from 1:15 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, in Lang Hall. Contact Katherine Lavelle at email@example.com or 3-7200 with questions.
Attend the UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society T-shirt sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10 and Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the SEC second floor lobby.
Volleyball will host Illinois State at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6. The Panthers will host Indiana State at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7. Fans with a ticket to the Nov. 7 football game will get free admission to the volleyball game that night. Both matches will be in the McLeod Center.
Football will host Youngstown State at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, in the UNI-Dome.
Men's basketball will play UNC-Pembroke in an exhibition contest at 12:05 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, in the McLeod Center.
Women's basketball will host Winona State in an exhibition contest at 3:05 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8, in the McLeod Center.
See the "2009 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition," Monday, Nov. 2 through Monday, Nov. 30. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 2, in the lobby of KAB South. The exhibition is a formal presentation of the most recent accomplishments of the faculty in the UNI Department of Art. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/.
Broaden your cultural horizons by watching "Peculiarities of the National Fishing," a comedy with English subtitles, at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, in SRL 120. Free pop will be provided.
Join Daryl Smith, executive producer of the film and director of UNI's Tallgrass Prairie Center, for a brief introduction and screening of "America's Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the University Museum. The film examines the rich and complex story of one of the most astonishing natural alterations in human history. It also highlights prairie preservation efforts and how the tallgrass prairie ecosystem may serve as a model for sustainable agriculture in the future. Visit www.uni.edu/museum for more information.
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. A book signing and reception will be held following the lecture in the CME. An informal discussion also will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the CME.
The Earth Science seminar will take place at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, in LAT 125. David Dearborn of Lawrence Livermore Laboratory will present "The Inca: Rulers of the Andes, Children of the Sun."
Russ Benedict, associate professor and chair of the Biology Department at Central College, will discuss "Roosting by Indiana Bats and Other Bat Species in Iowa: How Important Are Human-Made Structures?" at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center (located ¼ mile west of the McLeod Center on West 27th Street). Benedict will discuss research he has done with the Indiana Bats, a federally endangered species inhabiting forests in southern Iowa. From 2005 to 2009, roosting behavior of Indiana bats and other species in Iowa was examined, with particular focus on the use of barns and bridges. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, outreach coordinator for the Tallgrass Prairie Center, at 3-3828 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pat Floerke, MSW, will discuss her 15 years of work alongside poor Nicaraguans struggling for a better life, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, in the CBB 109. Hear from a true champion of the poor in Central America's second poorest country.
Sen. Jeff Danielson (D) and former Sen. John Putney (R), Iowa State Legislature, will discuss how public discourse sometimes lacks civility and respect for others, as evidenced by the public health care forums, from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Nov. 5, in the SIAC Conference Room, Maucker Union, upper level. They will discuss the topic in general and their work in the Iowa Legislature. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by American Democracy Project/Provost's Office.
Mark Mortenson, education consultant, will discuss the FISH! philosophy from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, in SEC 252. Participants will learn about the FISH! philosophy, made famous by the managers of Seattle's world-famous Pike Place Fish Market. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.
Attend "Mission-Driven Business" from 6 to 7:15 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, in SEC 246. Jim and Alicia Storbeck will discuss the importance of social involvement and entrepreneurship. Storbeck will focus on his partnership with Charlie’s Lunch, a charity providing meals to impoverished children, and highlight the benefits of charity in business.
Dennis Clayson, UNI professor and a Courier columnist, will lead a discussion on trends and possible causes of grade inflation and the link of grade inflation to failures of American higher education, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, at University Book and Supply. Clayson's views can be read at http://www.uni.edu/universitas/fall05/dennisclayson.htm. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu
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.
Louis Fenech, professor, Department of History, will present "The Epistle of Victory: A Persian Letter to the Mughal King" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in SRL 115. The event is free and open to the public.
Faculty artist and educator Amanda McCandless' clarinet recital originally scheduled for 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, was postponed to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. The recital will also feature faculty artist Robin Guy, piano. 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.
No Shame Theatre will take place at 10 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, at the CAC 108. Watch or perform poetry and skits. Pieces must be original, under five minutes and not harm the space or occupants. Free.
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.
This Spotlight Series concert, at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9, in the Great Hall, GBPAC, will showcase student finalists competing for the title of Instrumental Concerto Competition winner and the opportunity to perform as soloist with a premiere School of Music large ensemble in the spring. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Jonathan Chenoweth will present a cello concert at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor S. Daniel Galyen, the Concert Band will offer its fall concert as a special tribute to Veteran's Day at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
The Northern Iowa Wind Symphony will offer its fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra will perform Mahler's Fifth Symphony at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, at the GBPAC. Enjoy live orchestral demonstrations, an introduction to the piece and its background and an interactive audience-performer discussion, all preceding a complete performance of the piece. Tickets are available at wcfsymphony.org, at any UNItix location, or by calling 273-4TIX (4849).
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. No previous experience necessary. Emily Miller will teach jazz dance Wednesday, Nov. 4. 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.
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: 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to rent one.
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