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Monday, Dec. 7, 2009

NEWS:

UNI STUDENT HEALTH CLINIC TO DISTRIBUTE 1,500 FREE H1N1 FLU VACCINATIONS:

One thousand five hundred doses of the H1N1 flu vaccine have been made available to UNI faculty, staff and students age 24 and younger and students of all ages with chronic health conditions. The free H1N1 vaccinations will be distributed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, in the lower level of the Commons on a first-come, first-served basis. UNI students, faculty and staff seeking vaccination must bring their UNI identification card with them. Additional H1N1 vaccination clinics will be scheduled as supplies become available. Visit http://www.uni.edu/health/flu.html for more information about flu prevention.

 
DALAI LAMA EVENT TICKETS GO ON SALE JAN. 8:

Tickets for the May 18 events in McLeod Center with the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet -- a 9:30 a.m. panel discussion with the Dalai Lama, "Educating for a Non-violent World," and the Dalai Lama's 2 p.m. keynote address, "The Power of Education" -- will go on sale Friday, Jan. 8. A limited number of tickets are available at no charge to UNI students. When you reserve a ticket, you will receive a voucher that must be redeemed for a ticket April 19-23. Remaining student seats will go on sale to the public after April 23. UNI students must show a valid student ID with their ticket the day of the event. Students can get their voucher starting Jan. 8 at all UNItix locations, by phone at 273-4TIX (4849), or online at www.uni.edu/dalailama.

 

REAFFIRMATION STATEMENT:

President Allen has published a reaffirmation of UNI's commitment to nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The full statement can be found at http://www.uni.edu/equity/documents/ReaffirmationStatement.pdf.

 
E-MAIL PHISHING SCAMS WARNING:

ITS-Network Services has been battling new e-mail phishing scams targeting UNI users. Examples of these new phishing messages and more information on these scams is at http://www.uni.edu/its/security/phishing.html. ITS constantly adds new rules to its Anti-Spam/Anti-Virus servers to drop these types of messages, however, new versions appear frequently. Phishing e-mails ask users to verify their UNI e-mail account information by replying to the e-mail with their e-mail username, e-mail password and other personal information. It also warns that if the account owner refuses to update his or her account information he or she will lose the account permanently. UNI will never request such information from users via e-mail.
Please remember to never share your password for any system with anyone and to never reply to any e-mail message of which you are suspicious. Instead, please forward the suspicious e-mail message to phishing@uni.edu.

 

CAMPUS ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY CONCERNS:

University Health and Safety Committee information and a member list can be found at
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/healthsafety/safety/unisafe.shtml. If you know of an environmental safety concern, contact your committee representative or committee chair (kathy.green@uni.edu, 3-6921.) If you notice a safety issue needing immediate attention, contact Wendel Reece at wendel.reece@uni.edu or 273-7269 or Gordon Krueger at gordon.krueger@uni.edu or 273-3445.

 

PIG KISSING AT UNI:

Five professors in the College of Business have volunteered to help Pi Sigma Epsilon raise money for Adopt-A-Family this holiday season. PSE members will collect money on behalf of each of the professors in the Hall of Flags in the CBB throughout the week. The professor who receives the most money will publicly kiss a pig at 12:20 p.m., Thusday, Dec. 10, in the Hall of Flags. Look for posters in Maucker Union or the CBB for collection times. Contact Reilly Zlab at (515) 681-5908 or zlabr@uni.edu for more details.

 

EARLY PROCESSING OF TIMECARDS:

Saturday, Dec. 19 is the cutoff date for the Dec. 30 biweekly payday. Because of the Christmas holiday, timecards will be processed early and must be approved by noon, Tuesday, Dec. 22 to be included. Make sure your timecards are submitted and approved to meet this deadline.

 

TED IS COMING:

Look around campus for more information on TED and find out when TED will be here.

 

IMSEP IS ON FACEBOOK:

The Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership is a collaborative effort between the three Regent's universities to promote math and science teaching and improve the performance of Iowa's students in math and science. A variety of opportunities are available to students, teachers and professionals. Become a fan of IMSEP on Facebook and learn more about what we do, who we are and how to become involved.

 

ROD LIBRARY STUDENT TECHNOLOGY FEE SURVEY:

Speak up on how student technology fees are spent. Rod Library will conduct its annual survey of student technology interests through Wednesday, Dec. 9. The survey will be online at http://www.uni.edu/library/scfsurvey/ and in paper form in the library.

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING REFUNDS:

Effective Dec. 15, UNI will require all excess financial aid refunds and all other credit balances from your university bill to be electronically deposited at the financial institution of your choice. Paper checks will no longer be mailed.
For prompt processing of your refund, log in to MyUNIverse and click on the Direct Deposit (Non-Payroll) link under My Personal Records. You will need to provide your account information into the secure site to expedite all future refunds.

 

UNI SEVERE WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations are made via UNI Alert, local radio and TV stations and the UNI home page (www.uni.edu). The local TV stations also list closings and delays on their Web sites. See http://www.uni.edu/safety/weather-information for more information.

 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE SUE FOLLON EXEMPLARY SERVICE AWARD:

Nominations are being accepted for the annual Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. This award honors employees in the Division of Student Affairs who are committed to quality and excellence and whose efforts exceed expectations. The submission deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 8. For more information and the nomination form, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/docs/FollonExemplaryService2010.doc.

 

ROD LIBRARY ON FACEBOOK:

Rod Library is now on Facebook with photos, YouTube videos, events, specialized search boxes and more. Find the page at http://tinyurl.com/rodlib-fb or search Facebook for "Rod Library @ UNI."

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

HELP SOMEONE IN NEED WITH PANTHERS GIVE BACK:

Stop by one of the giving trees in Maucker Union to help someone in need this winter season. Items collected from trees in Prexy's food court and Essentials by Friday, Dec. 11 will be donated to the Salvation Army. Items collected from the tree in the Coffeehouse by Friday, Dec. 18 will be donated to Black Hawk Elementary.

 

MAKE-A-WISH COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED:

The Make-A-Wish Foundation needs committee members to assist with local fundraising events. The committee meets at 5:30 p.m., the fourth Tuesday of each month, at Covenant Medical Center. Volunteers ages 18 and above are welcome. E-mail volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information.

 

REGISTER FOR FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS FOR CREDIT:

The schedule of free computer workshops for spring semester is available at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml. The later sections often fill up, so register soon.

 

ROD LIBRARY HELP VIA TEXT MESSAGE:

Text (319) 242-1508 to ask questions about library resources and services. Text messages will be received at the Rod Library reference desk and answered during regular hours. To learn about other ways to ask questions, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/ask-us-research-help.

 

FINALS RELAXATION:

Relax with Campus Activities Board from noon to 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. CAB and the WRC will offer free massages and an Oxygen Bar. Take some time for yourself during this stressful time of year.

 

FUEL UP FOR FINALS:

UNI retail stores would like to help you fuel up for finals by offering Amp Energy Drinks two for $5. Each location will also run other deals so stop in and check them out. Specials will run Wednesday Dec.9 through Friday, Dec. 18. For more information about promotions, visit www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening.

 

ORCHESIS AUDITIONS:

UNI's Orchesis Dance Company will hold auditions from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9 and Thursday, Dec. 10, in WRC 185/187. Orchesis performs ballet, jazz, modern and tap dance. No preparation needed, just bring appropriate footwear and a completed audition form found at www.uni.edu/dance/orchesisauditions.htm.

 

MATH & SCIENCE TEACHING:

If you have considered math or science teaching but want more information, take Exploring Mathematics and Science Teaching, 800:059:13 or 820:059:03 offered in spring from 4 to 5 p.m., Mondays, in MSH 101. For more Information, visit www.iowamathscience.org/i-teach/, or e-mail Catherine Miller, mathematics, at millerc@uni.edu or Jason Lang, science, at jason.lang@uni.edu.

 

SPRING COURSE - SOLAR ENERGY APPLICATIONS AND ISSUES:

Continuing & Distance Education is currently accepting enrollments for a new, 2-credit-hour course, "Solar Energy Applications and Issues." The spring 2010 course covers a variety of topics providing a substantial overview of solar energy, its use and the ramifications of its use, as well as a review of history and driving forces for the economic development of solar energy. Learn more at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/programs/courses/spring10/330059_solar.pdf.

 

SPRING 2010 HONORS SEMINAR: DIGITAL COMMUNICATION:

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.

CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS:

GRAB A BREW, SHARE YOUR VIEW:

Discuss this month's topic, "Is Giving Always Good?" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, 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.

 

COLLEGE REPUBLICANS:

Join the College Republicans for the last meeting of the semester at 8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7, in the Presidential Meeting Room, Maucker Union. Learn about some of the candidates for governor and vote for next semester's College Republicans leadership. E-mail unicollegerepublicans@gmail.com for more information.

 

NISEA MEETING:

Northern Iowa State Education Association (NISEA) will meet at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, in SEC 129. A student teacher panel from a variety of teaching levels and subjects will be there. Hear the inside scoop on student teaching from those who have just finished. All teaching majors are welcome. Snacks and prizes will be provided. E-mail spencea@uni.edu for more information.

 

HISTORY CLUB SHOWING 'TROY':

Join the UNI History Club for a viewing of "Troy" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, in SRL 014. Following the movie, a discussion of the history behind the film and how well the film stood up to history will take place, as well as a short meeting. Visit www.uni.edu/studentorgs/historyclub for more information.

 

MEDICAL MARIJUANA FORUM:

See the documentary "Waiting to Inhale" at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, in SRL 14 at the Sociology club meeting. Meet patients and ask questions about the bill that maintains commonsense restrictions, including prohibitions on public use of marijuana and driving under the influence and what is currently going on in the House and Senate.

 

DEAF COFFEE CHAT:

Attend a deaf coffee chat from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, at Panera Bread, Cedar Falls. Open to all deaf, hard of hearing, hearing and American Sign Language students. Chat with old friends, meet new ones and sharpen your ASL skills.

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE:

Attend a Holiday Open House from noon to 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, at the CME (upper level of Maucker Union). Enjoy hot apple cider and holiday treats.

 

HOLIDAY RAFFLE TO HELP THE HOMELESS:

UNI Habitat for Humanity will hold its second annual holiday raffle to help the homeless. Buy raffle tickets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10 or Friday, Dec. 11, at Habitat's table in Maucker Union. Raffle tickets are $1; each ticket gives you a chance to win a variety of prizes donated by local businesses. All proceeds go directly towards funding UNI's Habitat house.

 

COOKIE WALK/SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER:

Attend a Cookie Walk and Silent Auction to benefit the UNI Child Development Center from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 12, in the lobby of Price Lab School, east main entrance. The silent auction will end at 11:30 a.m. Purchase one container for $8 or two for $14 and fill them up with the holiday cookies of your choice. Freeze for holiday parties, give as gifts or enjoy them yourself. Auction items include a movie basket, football autographed by the UNI football team, a mom's pampering basket, a kitchen basket and more.

 

KULT X-MAS X-TRAVAGANZA:

Kick off winter break right with 94.5 FM KULT and The Hub at 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Hub, 406 Main St. VitalLight will headline with appearances by Bright*Giant and The Teddy Boys. Tickets are $5 for those over 21 and $7 for 19-to 20-year-olds (18 with a college ID).

 

DE-STRESS DAYS:

Attend De-Stress Days from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14 through Wednesday, Dec. 16, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. De-stress with free mini-massages, animals from the Cedar Bend Humane Society, a walk-the-labyrinth and free stress balls (while supplies last). New events include a bean bag toss competition, Botanical Center scavenger hunt, Stretch Away Stress corner and more. Provided by UNI Wellness and Recreation Services.

 

DE-STRESS NIGHT:

Kick back and relax from 6 to 10 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the CME. Stop by to enjoy free snacks and games.

 

GRADUATION CELEBRATION FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS:

The Graduate College and the Alumni Association will host a graduation celebration for graduate students participating in the December commencement. The celebration will be held following commencement, Saturday, Dec. 19, in the Alumni Suite of the McLeod Center. Graduate students, family members, friends, faculty and staff are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. No RSVP is required.

ATHLETICS:

MEN'S BASKETBALL:

Men's basketball hosts Iowa at 7:05 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the McLeod Center. The Panthers host Siena at 7:05 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, in the McLeod Center.

 
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

Women's basketball hosts UW-Milwaukee at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, in the McLeod Center. UNI will host South Dakota at 3:05 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13, in the McLeod Center.

 
WRESTLING:

UNI wrestling hosts Wisconsin at 3:05 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, in the West Gym.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

ART EXHIBITIONS AND RECEPTION:

An opening reception for two exhibitions: "BFA Exhibition: Garran Gillespie" and book arts by Minnesota artist "Fred Hagstrom," will be held at 7 p.m. Wedneday, Dec. 9, in the lobby of KAB South. Free and open to the public.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Charles Stanier, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the University of Iowa, will present "Understanding High PM2.5 Episodes in the Midwestern U.S." at 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7, in LAT 125.

 

'SUPPORTING ROLES' LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP:

The Student Leadership Center will offer its final workshop of the series "The HATS of Leadership" from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the University Room, lower level of Maucker Union. This workshop, "Supporting Roles," will consist of a panel of professionals and UNI alumni discussing the impact of supporting roles in leadership. All workshops are free and open to the public. E-mail Steffoni Smith at steffers@uni.edu for more information.

PERFORMING ARTS:

PIANO RECITAL:

UNI School of Music faculty artist Dmitri Vorobiev will offer a piano recital at 8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CHIMES OF CHRISTMAS:

Join the UNI School of Music choral ensembles (UNI Singers, Concert Chorale and Women’s Chorus) and the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the Great Hall, GBPAC, and celebrate the musical joys of the season. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

 

JOHN ANGOTTI CHRISTMAS CONCERT:

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.

 

HOLIDAY POPS: A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION:

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony will perform its annual Holiday Pops concerts at 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, at the GBPAC. This year's holiday spectacular will showcase the talent of area church choir members. The concert will feature an assortment of old and new seasonal favorites plus the beloved audience sing-along. Tickets are available at wcfsymphony.org, at any UNItix location, or at 273-4TIX (4849).

 

NEW HORIZONS BAND WINTER CONCERT:

The New Horizons Band will offer its winter concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. Under the direction of Diana Blake, the New Horizons Band features musicians 55 and older who travel from all over Iowa to perform together. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI CHILDREN'S CHOIR WINTER CONCERT:

The UNI Children's Choir will offer its winter concert, under the direction of Michelle Swanson, at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 18, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

MASSAGE AVAILABLE OVER WINTER BREAK:

Licensed massage therapist Katie Hover will give massages Monday, Dec. 21; Tuesday, Dec. 22 and the week of Jan. 4, in WRC 104. Get 15 minutes for $15; 30 minutes for $25; 45 minutes for $35; 60 minutes for $45 or 90 minutes for $65. Pay with cash, check, u-bill or payroll deduct. Gift certificates are available (great holiday gifts). Call 273-6119 to schedule.

HOURS:

ROD LIBRARY FINALS HOURS:

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#fallfinals.

Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, enter your last name and UNI ID number.

 

ROD LIBRARY HOLIDAY AND INTERIM HOURS:

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#winterinterim

 
PANTHER SHUTTLE/SAFE RIDE HOURS:

http://www.panthershuttle.com

 

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS FOR FINALS WEEK:

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

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION CENTER HOURS:

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

 

 

 

 

 

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