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Monday, Nov. 16, 2009
NISG will host two Town Hall meetings from 6 to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16 and Wednesday, Nov. 18, in Maucker Union's University Room. The two sessions will be exactly the same, although participants are free to attend both meetings. The forum will start with an overview of UNI's budget situation and how it affects students. Topics up for discussion include the surcharge and the tuition increase. Students are encouraged to ask questions. Visit www.uni.edu/nisg for more information.
Last spring, the Academic Program Assessment Task Forces recommended programs for phase out, maintenance or reorganization/consolidation/reduction. From May through September, the office of the executive vice president and provost and the deans reviewed recommendations and confirmed programs for discontinuation and reorganization. At this time, more than 40 majors, minors, certificates and emphases are slated to be dropped. Program eliminations are being reviewed through the normal curriculum review process. That process begins with departments and continues to the college senates, university and graduate curriculum committees, university faculty senate, executive vice president's office, office of the president, and concludes with final approval from the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Programs slated for reorganization will submit a reorganization plan to their dean and the executive vice president by March 1, 2010.
Between now and Friday, Nov. 20, University Marketing & Public Relations (UM&PR) is seeking input on communications practices via a survey found in the Announcements section at the top of MyUNIverse. The purpose of the study is to analyze the overall opinions and effectiveness of current communications practices. Once the research is complete, UM&PR will determine what initiatives to start, stop, modify or continue. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes. Responses will be confidential. As a token of appreciation, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of three $25 Dining Dollars gift cards.
Nominations are being sought for the first annual Diversity Matters award. The award acknowledges and honors the efforts of students, faculty and staff who have significantly contributed to enhancing diversity at UNI. Find out more and nominate a deserving individual or group at http://www.uni.edu/diversity. Nominations are due Friday, Dec. 11.
An "Intent to Compete" in the $5000 Business Plan Competition is due at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the UNI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (BCS 128). The form can be found at http://www.jpec.org/newven.htm or in BCS 128. Business plans will be submitted to the judges on Jan. 28, 2010. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 273-JPEC (5732).
NISG gave out reusable bags during Green Week (Oct. 18-24), and now wants to see them in action. Send photos using your NISG tote bag to NISG by 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20. NISG will pick the best photos and display them. Winners will receive a gift card to University Book and Supply. To submit, e-mail Megan Parrott at email@example.com with the photo attached. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/nisg.
If you like meeting people from other countries, consider hosting an international student. They would not live with you, but rather they would meet with you whenever it is convenient for you. If interested, visit http://www.uni.edu/ciep/ciepfamiliesandfriendsp.html for the application and e-mail the completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UNI Tae Kwon-Do club has reached another milestone. Visit http://www.unitkd.com/milestone.htm to view its new accomplishment.
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 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 email@example.com.
The UNI Police Division, along with 325 other agencies, will increase enforcement Monday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 29. They urge motorists to buckle up "every trip, every time," drive safely and drive sober. This effort is part of the Iowa Special Traffic Enforcement Program (sTEP). Contact Lieutenant Doug Widen at 273-2712 for more information.
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.
Flares in Maucker Union will feature a turkey burger through Monday, Nov. 20 for $2.60. Chats will offer pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice latte. 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 College of Business Administration's marketing honor society Mu Kappa Tau invites students to join the "Transitioning from College to Career" panel discussion at 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, in CBB 126. Four guest panelists from diverse academic and professional backgrounds will give a brief overview of their college to career transition experiences and respond to questions from the audience. The panelists will offer advice on finding your first job even in a tough economy as well as what life is like after you do find your first job. This event is free and open to all UNI students.
Apply to be an undergraduate Peer Academic Advisor in Residence (PAIR) for the upcoming spring semester. PAIRs work between 12 to 15 hours a week in academic advising and in an assigned residence hall where they live. PAIRs should have a 3.0 GPA or higher, leadership experience and a desire to help others. For more information, chat with your PAIR. Information and applications are available from the Online Job Board, at www.uni.edu/advising or in GIL 102. Applications are due at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 18, however, the position will remain open until filled.
A training seminar for Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30, in SEC 247. Teacher education students taking the Level II (200:128) field experience in spring 2010 must complete this training before they can start their field experience at Price Laboratory School. Students who plan to student teach during the spring or fall 2010 semesters are also strongly encouraged to attend if they have not already completed the training. This seminar is free, open to anyone, and no preregistration is required. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at 273-2236 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Service: Academic Skills Achievement (200:180 ) will be offered for students interested in serving as tutors/mentors at the UNI-CUE Tutoring Center in downtown Waterloo. This course will offer practical, hands-on experiences in tutoring students in grades 3 - 12 in all areas of study. For more information, contact Nancy Scoggins Rose at email@example.com or 433-1271.
Visit http://www.uni.edu/sds/StudentNews.shtml to read the November edition that features information regarding SDS programs and services along with current disability news.
The spring 2010 course Project Management (620:177g) focuses on leading, managing and facilitating teams to produce workplace communications. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 Student Leadership Center will offer its second workshop of the series "The HATS of Leadership" from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the University Room, lower level of Maucker Union. This workshop, "Adapting to Change," will focus on how leaders recognize and adapt to change in healthy, positive ways. E-mail Steffoni Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
Explore the pros and cons of long distance relationships and receive tips on keeping the romance alive and dealing with conflicts at the Long Distance Relationship Workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Counseling Center (103 SHC). Call 273-2676 to register.
Not sure where the time goes? Never enough of it? Learn tips for ways to organize your time at the Time Management Workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Counseling Center (103 SHC). Call 273-2676 to register.
UNI's Partner In Education school, Black Hawk Elementary, is again in need of UNI individuals and departments interested in adopting a family for Christmas. More than 30 families, ranging in size from three to eight members, are in need of support. If you or your organization are interested, contact Carole Gustafson, family services worker, at 215-2267 or email@example.com. Gustafson will assign families and provide further information.
St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center is seeking food basket donations and has menus with the items. The cost of providing enough food for one basket is about $40; donate alone or as a group. St. Stephen's will deliver the baskets Monday, Nov. 23. Call 266-9863 or e-mail Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Graduate College will host a Salvation Army bell ringing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, outside of the Cedar Falls Wal-Mart. Graduate and undergraduate students can sign up for a one-hour shift by e-mailing email@example.com.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Howard Barnes (email@example.com).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the local Alzheimer's Association office.
Attend the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization/Students In Free Enterprise meeting from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30, in BCS 33 The meeting is open to all majors. Call 273-JPEC(5732) or e-mail email@example.com for details.
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., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 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.
Celebrate International Education Week Nov. 16-20. The daily schedule of activities can be found at www.uni.edu/internationalprograms under announcements.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Holly Gleich, MTA president, at email@example.com 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
Join the UNI Survivorship committee for pizza, pop and new friendships. Get to know fellow survivors on campus and in the area. Get information about this year's Relay for Life of UNI and bring ideas about what you would like to see happen this year. The survivor get-together is will take place at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, in SEC 323. If planning to attend, e-mail Randee Dewey at firstname.lastname@example.org or Howard Barnes at email@example.com.
UNI's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will host the annual Cooking for a Cure all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 5, in the lower level of St. Stephen's. Tickets are $5 before Dec. 5 and $7 at the door. Tickets will be on sale Sunday, Nov. 29, after the morning and evening mass service. They also will be available in the St. Stephen's office. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society and PRSSA. For more information e-mail Katy Clough at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volleyball hosts Creighton at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, in the McLeod Center. The volleyball team will wrap up the regular season when it hosts Drake at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, in the McLeod Center.
Women's basketball will host Iowa at 3:05 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22, in the McLeod Center.
Join the Russian Club for the film "Ivan Vacilievich" at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, in SRL 120. A man from Soviet Russia finds himself switching places with Ivan the Terrible through a time machine. The film is in Russian with English subtitles. Pop and popcorn provided.
See the "2009 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition," through Monday, Nov. 30. 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/.
Kyle Gray, earth science, will present "The Influence of Groundwater on Two Simultaneous Rhyolitic Volcanic Eruptions in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico" at 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, in LAT 125.
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.
Join the Russian Club for a presentation on the literary works of Gogol at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Elm Room. The presentation will contrast Gogol's Ukrainian and Russian periods of literature.
Learn marketing basics and promotion strategies from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, in BCS 33. Advance registration is required; e-mail email@example.com 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. For more information contact Ryan Welch at 273-3828 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Student Leadership Center will offer its third workshop of the series "The HATS of Leadership" from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the University Room, lower level of Maucker Union. This workshop, "Teamwork and Trust," will focus on the importance of teamwork and how leaders can build trust in their team. All workshops are free and open to the public. E-mail Steffoni Smith at email@example.com for more information.
The International Club of Business Students will host Mark Heimann at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, in CBB 126. Heimann is an applications manager at Roskamp Champion and is the author of several trade and industry articles. His work frequently takes him to South America, Europe and Asia. Heimann will discuss the international aspects and opportunities of his career. Free and open to all students.
CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, Dec. 7, in the CME 109A. Jennifer Cooley, modern languages, will present "Notes on Nuevo Amanecer: Weaving a New Beginning?" The Women's and Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women forum series. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited for informal presentation and discussion.
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
Coordinated by UNI School of Music voice division, student vocalist performances will be featured at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30, in Davis Hall, GBPAC and is free and open to the public.
Coordinated by UNI School of Music professor of horn Yu-Ting Su and professor of cello Jonathan Chenoweth, students will offer a chamber music concert at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, in Graham Hall, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
The winter UNI String Orchestra Concert will take place at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
The Northwind Quintet will offer a winter recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, featuring faculty artists Tom Barry, oboe, Amanda McCandless, clarinet, David Rachor, bassoon, and Yu-Ting Su, horn. This event is free and open to the public.
See "Almost, Maine" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5 and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, in the APR inside Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $6, or $3 with a winter clothing donation. In the remote town of Almost, Maine, residents find themselves falling in-and-out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. "Almost, Maine" explores the mysteries of the human heart, touching audiences with laughter, heartbreak and hope. For more information, visit www.unistaonline.org.
The UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club will offer its holiday concerts at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4 and at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. These sell-out events will feature the Glee Club men performing holiday favorites and winter songs. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.
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.
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.
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.
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