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Monday, Nov. 9, 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 take during the flu season.
There will be heavy traffic around the UNI-Dome on game days of the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) football playoffs. Game schedules are at
The strategic planning process is now well underway, with the committee appointed and two successful town hall meetings completed. Committee membership, video recordings of the town hall meetings and documentation of the ideas generated as part of the meetings are available at http://www.uni.edu/strategicplan/. Please review the input gathered and provide your feedback and ideas at http://www.uni.edu/strategicplan/strategic-planning-feedback or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Essentials staff is collecting non-perishable grocery items or money this month to help clients of the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Each $1 donated will purchase $11 of groceries for a needy family. Donations are accepted at Essentials in Maucker Union.
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.
The Strayer-Wood Theatre seeks volunteer ushers for "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," at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 14; and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 15. Ushers should arrive at the theatre 45 minutes before curtain and will receive a free ticket to the performance. To volunteer, call 3-6381 or e-mail email@example.com
Flares in Maucker Union will feature a turkey burger through Monday, Nov. 20. This seasonal menu feature is $2.60. For promotion details go to www.uni.edu/dor What’s Happening, link to Retail promotions
A Thanksgiving meal will be on the menu at Prexy’s Tuesday, Nov. 17 and Wednesday, Nov. 18, with turkey, mashed potatoes, pie and all the trimmings. See special events information at www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening.
The Department of Residence is looking for resident assistants for the 2010-2011 academic year. RAs receive compensated room and board and a $1,200 stipend. Visit www.uni.edu/dor/raapplication to learn more and/or to apply. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 16. If your student organization is interested in learning more about the RA position, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and a representative will speak to your group.
Modern Languages will offer the new course "The German-American Experience" (740:132) in spring 2010. The course will be taught in English and there are no prerequisites. For more information, contact Brian McInnis at email@example.com or 273-2043.
An honors seminar in applied writing, "Digital Communication," will be offered in spring 2010. Are you on Facebook? Do you Twitter? This class will explore interactive media, hone digital skills and teach how social media such as Facebook function specifically in workplace settings.
"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.
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.
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.
Camp Adventure Child & Youth Services allows students to work with children on U.S. Military bases around the world including: USA, Japan, Okinawa, Korea, Germany, Russia, Italy, England, Belgium, Spain, Guam, Marshall Islands, and more. Benefits include: paid travel and housing, living stipend, 12 credit hours (undergraduate or graduate) from UNI. The first step toward getting involved is attending a Leadership Assessment Center (interview session) Saturday, Nov. 14 from 7:45 a.m.- 5 p.m. in WRC 204. Please plan to arrive between 7:15 and 7:30 a.m. For more information, or to confirm your attendance, e-mail email@example.com or visit http://www.campadventure.com.
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.
Struggling to get along with certain people in your life? Receive tips at the Dealing with Difficult People Workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Counseling Center (103 SHC). Call 273-2676 to register.
Short fuse? Hot tempered? Attend the Anger Management Workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Counseling Center (103 SHC) for strategies on managing anger. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 email@example.com for details.
Kappa Delta Pi and NSTA - Content in Teaching - will meet at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9, in SEC 123 A (at the back of SEC 123 computer lab). They will discuss "Armageddon: Is the World Going to End in 2012? A Study of Earth's Motions in the Cosmos." A discussion will take place about teaching astronomy, specifically Earth's motions and their effects. For more information, visit http://nsta.uni.googlepages.com/
Awareness for Individuals with Disabilities (AID) will meet at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the Presidential Room of Maucker Union. AID is open to all UNI students, with and without a disability, and plans a variety of educational events during the semester. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
NISEA (Northern Iowa State Education Association) will meet at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, in SEC 129. Tammy Gregersen, an expert on English language learners, will explain how to help ELL students succeed. Prizes and snacks will be provided. All elementary and secondary education majors are welcome.
Attend the UNI History club meeting at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, in SRL 213. Learn what the history club is doing and bring ideas about what you would like to see in the future. Open to all majors. E-mail Chelsea at email@example.com with questions.
TWLOHA will meet at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, 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.
Join cancer survivors at UNI and reduce feelings of being alone or lonely with cancer at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, in the Meditation Room in Maucker Union. If you can’t make the meeting but would like more information on the group and the next meeting, e-mail Randee Dewey (email@example.com) or Howard Barnes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Be part of the first-ever student group to fight Alzheimer's. Attend an informational meeting at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the Oak Room (downstairs in Maucker Union). Food will be provided. If you have questions, or cannot attend the informational meeting, e-mail Jessi Kelly (Jessica.email@example.com) at the local Alzheimer's Association office.
The Student Social Work Association will sponsor a winter clothing drive Monday, Nov. 9 through Monday, Nov. 16. Donation boxes are located in each residence hall office. Old/new coats, scarves, gloves, etc. will be distributed to needy families in the Cedar Valley.
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. 10, and 17; from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, Fridays, Nov. 13 and 20; and, from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14. Contact Erica Voss at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-2252 for more information.
The next Sushi Tuesday will be on Nov. 10. Sushi is prepared in Maucker Union kitchens and offered through Wasabi in Prexy's, Maucker Union. Flavors are: California, tuna and vegetable cream cheese and the cost is $4.50 to $5 for a meal-size serving. See promotions and new product information at www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening.
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
St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center celebrates Prime Time Mass at 9 p.m., Wednesdays; and 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Sundays.
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.
UNI's Supply Chain Management Association will host a career seminar featuring speakers from Target Distribution Center, Pheonix International and UNI alumni currently working at John Deere, at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in CBB 126. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Celebrate the premiere of "New Moon" by watching "Twilight" during dinner and late night Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Piazza. Times and menus are available at www.uni.edu/food
The Northern Iowa Food and Farm Partnership will sponsor an all-Iowa meal at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13. This year's dinner will be hosted by UNI's Malcolm Price Laboratory School and will celebrate the Cedar Valley's accomplishments in the world of locally grown food. Community members have been invited to present projects and accomplishments from around the Cedar Valley. The cost of the all-Iowa dinner is $12. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Andrea Geary at 3-7883 or email@example.com.
Pi Sigma Epsilon will host a powder puff football tournament at noon, Sunday, Nov. 15, on Bender Field. The tournament is $40 per team of eight. E-mail Kristin DeJong at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or with questions. The entry deadline is Thursday, Nov. 12.
The fourth annual Multicultural Teachers Reception will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Georgian Lounge (Commons). This reception recognizes local teachers in the Cedar Falls and Waterloo area who promote diversity and educational excellence in their classroom. Contact Janet McClain, MTA adviser, at email@example.com or Holly Gleich, MTA president, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Circle, a book discussion group for adults who read youth literature, will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Youth Collection area at Rod Library. It's not necessary to read the books, but it will be much more engaging if you read at least two of the books. Purchase your own copies or check out a reserve copy from the library. For more details, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/collections/youth-collection/circle
Women's basketball opens its season when it hosts North Dakota State at 7:05 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, in the McLeod Center.
Football hosts Western Illinois at 6:35 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, in the UNI-Dome.
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.
Discuss this month's topic, "America: The Great White Lie?" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the Hemisphere Lounge of Maucker Union. This event is dedicated to creating an atmosphere of respect that enables individuals to share their views on a variety of issues ranging from religion and faith to science and social issues. Grab a Brew, Share Your View is a monthly event co-hosted by the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers and Kaio Church. Check out the Facebook event for more information.
Louis Fenech, professor, 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.
As part of UNI's American Democracy Project series on "Civic Discourse and Opposing Views," participants will pair up and take turns presenting arguments on carrying weapons in parks from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in CBB 109. Talking points will be provided and a panel will share its views and respond to questions. For further information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.
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.
Learn how to generate business ideas and evaluate them for viability from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, in BCS 33. Advance registration is required; e-mail email@example.com or call 273-JPEC (5732).
The College of Education research forum "The Adolescent Life" will take place at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Commons Ballroom. Speakers will discuss their lines of research pertaining to a variety issues and topics related to adolescence. Speakers include: Jennifer Waldron, Chris Kowalski, Sam Lankford, Kimberly Knesting, Nick Pace and Gloria Kirkland Holmes. All are invited to attend.
Learn marketing basics and promotion strategies from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, in BCS 33. Advance registration is required; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 273-JPEC (5732).
Author Connie Mutel will discuss the transformation of Iowa's extensive tallgrass prairie into cropland, explore the results of this conversion and suggest how to reverse the negative effects at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Center for Energy and Environmental Education. Mutel is the author of the recently published "The Emerald Horizon: The History of Nature in Iowa." "The Emerald Horizon" will be available for sale and signing by the author after the presentation. The event is free to the public. For more information contact Ryan Welch at 273-3828 or email@example.com .
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 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.
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).
The UNI Chamber Wind Players will offer a fall recital at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Horn Choir will offer a fall recital at 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Jazz Band III will offer a fall recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting ensemble the Maia Quartet will present a recital at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Since its formation in 1990, the Maia Quartet, quartet-in-residence at the University of Iowa, has established itself nationally as an ensemble of innovation and versatility. The quartet has appeared in major concert halls throughout the U.S. and abroad, including New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Washington, D.C.'s, Kennedy Center, Beijing’s Forbidden City Concert Hall and the Aspen Music Festival’s Harris Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Clarinet Studio and Ensemble will offer a fall concert at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, in Graham Hall, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
This performance-art installation seeks to challenge cultural assumptions about performing gender/sexual identities and how media encourages us to craft those performances. See "Strong Enough for a Woman, Gentle Enough for a Man" from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18 or Thursday, Nov. 19; or from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, throughout Lang Hall's ground floor. A discussion will follow Friday's production. Free.
UNI School of Music student composers will showcase their work in a recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music professor Sandra Walden will direct an opera scenes performance featuring student musicians at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
See the Minnesota Ballet's perennial favorite "The Nutcracker" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m,. Saturday, Nov. 21. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount. For tickets, call 273-4TIX or visit www.GBPAC.org
St. Stephen Catholic Student Center will host John Angotti in concert from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. Angotti is a nationally known recording artist, who will debut his new Christmas album "Welcome Home for Christmas" that evening. Students from UNI and from the Don Bosco and Columbus high school choirs will join him on stage for several pieces. The proceeds from this concert will support St. Stephen ministry to UNI students. Tickets are $25 for adults; $17 for students; or $15 for groups of 20 or more. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call Kelly at (319) 266-9863 ext. 105 or contact the GBPAC at 273-4849.
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 is necessary. Jayke Kircher will teach contemporary dance Wednesday, Nov. 11. The schedule for Movement Outlet sessions can be found at www.uni.edu/dance.
There has been and continues to be a lot of debate about marijuana. The debate centers around whether or not marijuana should be accepted for medicinal purposes. To learn more, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/subabuse/docs/marijuana_fact_sheet.pdf. For information about alcohol and other drugs, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/subabuse/index.html
The intramural five-on-five open co-rec indoor soccer tournament is open to students, faculty and staff and will take place at 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, at the WRC South Courts. Entry forms will be available the week of Nov. 16 and registration will take place Monday, Nov. 30 through Wednesday, Dec. 2, in WRC 161. There is a $20 entry fee with a two-game guarantee. The tournament is limited to the first eight teams to register. Call 3-7262 with questions.
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