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Monday, Feb. 15, 2010
The Northern Iowa Student Government general election will take place Feb. 23-24. Voting will begin on MyUNIverse at 6 a.m., Feb. 23 and will end at 6 p.m., Feb. 24. For more information visit www.uni.edu/nisg.
The candidates for the UNI Sustainability Coordinator will be on campus in the next two weeks. Each candidate will conduct a presentation and field questions from the campus community. Please attend all of these presentations if possible: 3:30 to 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, in BCS 30; 1 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16, in BCS 30; 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Begeman 301; and 1 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, in BCS 30. Information regarding each candidate is posted at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/energy/.
The UNI Strategic Planning Committee has been working to craft a new five-year strategic plan for the university. The committee will share the draft plan at three Town Hall meetings: from 9 to 11 a.m. or 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom, or from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19, in the Mauker Union University Room. Each meeting will include small group discussions where you can see the proposals, ask questions and share your thoughts.
Come and take a peek at a few Black History Makers in the Making from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Mauker Union. From TheGrio.com, Lambda Theta Phi has created a brief description of men and women who are currently surpassing expectations and creating history.
A draft of the 2010 UNI Higher Learning Commission Reaccreditation Self Study is posted at http://www.uni.edu/accreditation/. Input from faculty, staff and students is essential to UNI's successful reaccreditation. Please make every effort to review the draft report and provide feedback via the online form or paper form. Feedback will be taken until March 12.
Donate items such as gallon-size Ziploc bags, insect repellant, wet wipes, large duffle bags, powdered milk and protein bars to Help Haiti at the WRC and RRTTC. For more information, visit http://www.rrttc.com/images/haiti%20flyer%201updated.pdf.
The UNI Multicultural Teaching Alliance and Muchas Manos Light Work have teamed up to benefit the people of Haiti. An account at Veridian Credit Union is open now through Friday, Feb. 26. All proceeds will be sent to Haiti via the American Red Cross Hawkeye Chapter, American Red Cross International Relief Fund. Donations of any size will be accepted. Visit any Veridian Credit Union branch to make a donation to the UNI for Haiti Fund, Member # 6310670.
UNI surplus has two items for auction on Public Surplus: an exercise bicycle and a 4x4 John Deere Gator. Bidding on www.publicsurplus.com for these items will end on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Contact Vince at 273-3527 or e-mail email@example.com for additional information.
Nominations for the 2010 Veridian Credit Union Community Engagement Awards are due Feb. 19. This award recognizes outstanding contributions of UNI faculty members to the community through research and/or teaching. All full-time tenured and tenure track faculty are eligible. For award information and to submit nomination materials, visit www.uni.edu/resources/outreach/veridian.shtml.
Are you a first-year or senior student who was invited to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement? If so, check your UNI e-mail and respond, if you haven't already. Completing the survey lets you share your UNI experiences and enters your name into a drawing for prizes. To view the prizes, visit http://www.uni.edu/assessment/studentinformation.shtml.
UNI accounting students will provide free income tax assistance from 5 to 7 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, now through April 14, in CBB 223. No appointment is necessary. You are encouraged to arrive by 5:30 p.m. to allow volunteers sufficient time to complete returns. For more information, call the UNI Department of Accounting at 273-2394.
Learn about the challenges pre K-12 teachers face as they integrate technology and new earth-science, inquiry and/or math-based programs into the classroom while still meeting their school's need to increase student achievement Friday, Feb. 26. There will be displays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the ITTC first-floor student lounge. Spotlight Presentations will be every 30 minutes from 1 to 3 p.m. in the ITTC labs. Register in ITTC 120. Sponsored by ITS-Educational Technology. Contact Doreen Hayek with questions e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 273-7300.
Internships are available to work with U.S. Military Child Development Centers in Germany, Italy, England, Belgium, Hawaii and Florida for fall 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 at email@example.com. Briefly describe your experience working with children as well as your educational background. The subject line should say: UNI/OL.
Students with questions about the UNI Carver Scholarship can stop by from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, or from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, in GIL 113. Recipients of the 2010-2011 Carver Scholarship have had to work hard to overcome difficult circumstances to pursue their education. Twenty new UNI recipients will be selected to receive a $5,200 award. Selection is based on: junior standing by fall 2010; minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA; currently enrolled as a sophomore at a participating four-year institution or one of Iowa's community colleges; U.S. citizen; graduated from an accredited Iowa high school or have been a resident of Iowa for the past five years; demonstrate financial need by filing a 2010-2011 FAFSA by mid March. Apply online through the Carver Trust at https://www.carvertrust.org/ and click on the Scholarship tab. Application deadline is April 1.
KULT Radio 94.5 has openings for the following positions for 2010-2011: Webmaster, general manager, program director, sales/promotions director, music directors, sports director and news director. Applications are available from the KULT Web site, the KULT office in Maucker Union and LNG 326. Contact Francesca Soans, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Application deadline is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23.
Learn practical tips, techniques, and methods at a time management workshop, from 3 to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, at the UNI Counseling Center (103 SHC). Call 273-2676 to preregister; space is limited.
Looking for a summer job or internship? Stop by the Camp and Recreation Fair to meet agency directors and supervisors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the WRC. This year's fair is hosted by Club SOLE. For more information, contact Kathy Scholl at email@example.com or 273-6316.
The Iowa Collegiate Entrepreneur Conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, at North Iowa Area Community College. This is for students interested in starting a business or faculty who work with students interested in small business. Free registration, lunch and shuttle from UNI will be provided. Advanced registration required by Thursday, Feb. 18. Call 273-5732 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to attend and secure a place on the shuttle.
The 2010 Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute will take place Aug. 1-6 at Lake Okoboji. Earn 3 UNI credit hours. Tuition, room and board paid by UNI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. Run a business for six quarters, learn from real entrepreneurs and tour a local company. Open to all majors. Applications are due Monday, March 1. Interviews will be in early March. Eight UNI students can attend. For application visit www.jpec.org/oko.htm. E-mail email@example.com or call 273-5732 with questions.
Are you interested in learning about different cultures around the world? International students are eager to talk about their home countries and practice their English with Americans and other fluent English speakers. If you have at least an hour a week to meet with an international student, then the Conversation Partner Program is for you. For more information, contact Madison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the UNI Men's Club Volleyball team for competitive volleyball matches against other collegiate clubs. All skill levels welcome. Contact email@example.com for more information.
The Polyglot's February meeting will be at 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19, in LNG 23. The program is Scandinavian/Portuguese and will feature the film, "Noi the Albino." Brazilian desserts, brigadeiros, will be served. Nominations for 2010-2011 officers will be open. Portuguese Club members will demonstrate Capoeira. This meeting is open to all.
UNI's Up 'til Dawn will host a letter-writing event from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge. If you were unable to make it to the event last fall, stop by with a list of addresses and mail your letters. To date $20,000 has been raised for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. If you have any questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization/Students In Free Enterprise (CEO/SIFE) meeting will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16, in BCS 33. The meeting is open to all CEO and SIFE members and students interested in becoming members. Call 273-JPEC(5732) or e-mail www.jpec.org for details.
Cedar Falls Human Rights Commissioner Jim Day, along with UNI students, will conduct study circles on social justice which are open discussions on topics such as bias towards religion, ethnicity, social status, gender, sexuality, race, etc. Study circles are open to everyone and will be held from noon to 2 p.m., every Saturday in February, in the CME. Refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Alex at email@example.com or Ramon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come check out the latest crop of books at the library book sale in the Rod Library lobby. Duplicate copies of best sellers (fiction and non-fiction) are available as well as children's books. Hardcover books are $2 and paperbacks are $1. Pay at the Circulation Desk. Books are for sale year-round.
The UNI campus community is invited to a small welcome reception for Jan Spivey Gilchrist from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Cedar Falls Public Library, 524 Main St. Spivey Gilchrist will sign copies of her books that will be available for purchase on Sunday. Spivey Gilchrist will be the featured guest illustrator on Feb. 22 for the UNI African American Read-In, by the Multicultural Teaching Alliance (MTA), College of Education and Rod Library. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or Holly Gleich, MTA president, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in a job or internship? Attend the Spring Career Fair from 1 to 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22, in the McLeod Center. More than 80 employers will talk with UNI students and alumni about internships and full-time jobs. Some will schedule for the interview day on Tuesday, Feb. 23. For a list of participating employers and the majors they're seeking, visit http://www.uni.edu/careerservices. Sponsored by UNI Career Services.
Gather friends or student organizations to compete in African-American Jeopardy. Students will be quizzed over African-American culture and history in celebration of Black History Month at 8 p.m., Feb. 22 and 23. Study guides will be available at the CME a week before competition; start preparing now.
Plan to attend the Big Dream Gathering at UNI from 6 to 9 p.m. (registration starts at 5:30 p.m.), Tuesday, Feb.16, in the Maucker Union. At the Big Dream Gathering you can think about your dreams, post them, (anonymously if you like), and make connections with other attendees to help each other achieve those dreams. This event is open to all students, faculty, staff and community. Sponsored by NISG, Career Services, the UNI Alumni Association, the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the R.J. McElroy Trust. For more information, visit www.bigdreamgathering.com.
The Winter Dance Party, the official tribute show for Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper, will be held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, at the GBPAC. UNI students recieve a 50-percent discount. Visit www.gbpac.org
for more information.
The fourth-annual CHFA Graduate Research Symposium features the presentation of original research to a jury panel by students from the Departments of Communication Studies, English (representing both Literature and TESOL), and the School of Music. Featured adjudicator and keynote speaker is Cary Nelson, president of the American Association of University Professors. Nelson's lecture begins at noon, Friday, Feb. 19, in the Great Reading Room of Seerley Hall, and the symposium runs through the afternoon. Contact Samuel Gladden at email@example.com or 273-2725, for more information.
Graduate students and their families are invited to a University Museum afternoon tour of the exhibit, "Coffee, The World in Your Cup" from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27. No RSVP is needed; drop in anytime. Free refreshments and scavenger hunts for students and children are available. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
UNI Wellness/Recreation Services will host the 2010 All-Sports Camp from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., during spring break (March 15-19). Students ages 6-12 will participate in flag football, table-tennis, volleyball, rock climbing, basketball, swimming, kickball, baseball/softball, dodge ball, soccer and nutritional and environmental education presentations.
Men's basketball hosts Creighton at 7:05 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the McLeod Center. The Panthers host Old Dominion at 6:02 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19.
Women's basketball hosts Drake at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, at in the McLeod Center. The Panthers host Creighton at 7:05 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, in the McLeod Center.
Wrestling hosts Air Force at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, in the West Gym.
Tennis hosts Iowa State at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Black Hawk Tennis Club in Waterloo.
The movie "Twilight: New Moon" will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Maucker Union Ballroom See http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1259571/ for movie info.
Is ordering at your local coffee shop one big cup of confusion? With the help of the staff from area Starbucks, learn about brewing methods, tasting terms and how to do a proper cupping. Develop your palate while discussing coffee aroma, body and color. The event will take place at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, at the University Museum. The cost is $10 per person. Call 273-2188 to register by Thursday, Feb. 18.
Workshops covering marketing basics and promotion strategies will be offered from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, in BCS 33, and from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, in BCS 128. Advanced registration is required. To sign up, call the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at 273-5732 or e-mail email@example.com.
Listen to the amazing story of UNI student Umaru Balde's, journey from child slavery to college in Iowa in pursuit of education, at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, in the CME.
The Chinese Student and Scholar Association will host an American Democracy Forum at 10:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Maucker Union Ballroom, featuring award-winning documentary maker Chris Nebe as the keynote speaker.
John Groves, associate professor in the Department of Earth Science, presents "What Microfossils Can Tell Us About Macroevolution: Evidence for Photosymbiosis in the Fossil Record" at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 17, in MSH 001. Cookies and coffee will be provided by the Graduate College. Please bring your lunch.
William Clark of Iowa State University, will discuss his research on the population and landscape ecology of bobcats in Iowa at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center (located ¼ mile west of the McLeod Center on W. 27th Street). As a result of large-scale conversion of forests and grasslands to agriculture, coupled with unregulated harvest, bobcats were largely eliminated from the Midwest by the early 1900s. Like other large carnivores across the continent, bobcats currently are becoming more abundant and reclaiming parts of Iowa's landscape. Clark will present estimates of population vital rates, concentrating on local and regional population genetic structure as well as rates of dispersal. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, at 273-3828, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Otto Maclin, UNI associate professor of psychology, will discuss how the brain causes misperceptions, including errors in eyewitness identification. Maclin provides workshops for jurors locally and around the country. This event is from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the SEC 247. The event is free and open to the public.
Nikki Davidson, editor of the Northern Iowan, and Nancy Newhoff, editor of the Courier, will participate in a Leaders on Leadership "Media Leadership" panel to discuss their paths to leadership and advice for students from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, in SEC 303. For more information, contact Perreault at 273-6898 or e-mail YLA@uni.edu.
The Venerable Geshe Thupten Dorjee, a Tibetan Buddhist monk and teacher, will be the guest speaker from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, in the CME 109. The topic is Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and culture. All are welcome to bring their lunch, listen, learn and ask questions.
Join Steve Sage, former student at Bennington No. 4, a rural Black Hawk County one-room school featured in the documentary, "Iowa's One-Room Schoolhouses," for a short presentation about his experience in Iowa's one-room schools at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, at Marshall Center School, corner of Indiana and 23rd streets. Watch a screening of the regional Emmy Award-winning IPTV documentary featuring the Marshall Center School and Bennington No. 4 following Sage's presentation. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/museum.
At 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the University Museum, join Carol Colburn, UNI professor of theatre and the first Starbucks' employee, for a presentation about her experience working at the first Starbucks location at Pike Place Market in Seattle. Following the presentation enjoy a screening of "Howard Schultz and Starbucks" from the Biography Channel. The documentary chronicles Starbucks and its global spread credited to entrepreneur Howard Schultz. This event is free and open to the public.
A debate on whether lesbians and gays should be denied the right to marry will take place from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, in SEC 246. Panelists are Matt Reisetter, director of development for the Iowa Family Policy Center, and Brad Clark, campaign director for One Iowa. This event is free and open to the public. For questions, contact Gerri Perreault, at 273-6898 or e-mail YLA@uni.edu.
A CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, March 1, in the CME 109A. Tara Opsal, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, will present "Who Am I Accountable to?: Role Conflict Among Women on Parole." The Women's and 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.
Learn about debt and equity options for financing a small business as well as basic information on finance from 3 to 5 p.m., March 1, in BCS 33. Advanced registration is required To sign up, call the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at 273-5732 or e-mail email@example.com.
Assistant professor of trombone Chris Buckholz will present a recital at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
At 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 20, join the Beta Nu chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the UNI Jazz Department in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL Hall for the 55th annuall Tallcorn and 59th Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz concerts (SDIJ). Performances will include UNI Jazz ensembles and the Matt Wilson Quartet.
The Vagina Monologues seek to raise awareness and funds for the prevention violence against women world-wide. Tickets are $10, or $5 with a donation of two canned goods. Shows are at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19, and Saturday, Feb. 20 in the CAC 108. Proceeds will benefit Club Les Dames, the NE Iowa Food Bank, and V-day international.
School of Music professor and conductor Rebecca Burkhardt will coordinate a concert of French chamber music featuring guest artist Julien Guenebaut, piano, at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
The Northern Iowa Flute Choir and Flute Studio will present its annual concert at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer a Spotlight Series concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 273-4TIX (4849).
Personal Trainers can design a program with your specific goals in mind. The trainers are results driven and want you to succeed. Contact Kristy Leen 273-7167 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html for more information.
Registration and weigh-in are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23. Preliminaries will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23. Finals will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24. Workout times are from 7 to 9 p.m., Feb. 8-11 and Feb. 15-18. All events are held in the West Gym Wrestling Room. For more information, call the IM office at 273-7262.
This event is for men, women, singles, doubles and co-rec will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 24 and 25, in the WRC south courts. Registration is from 7 to 9:30 p.m. each night. Four baskets are used. Contestants may shoot after registered when a court is available. All participants must register with a partner. Call 273-7262, with questions.
Health Beat has half-and long-lockers available for rent. Sign up today. Contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or email@example.com. Sign-up also available at HB, just ask a fitness supervisor.
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