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Monday, Aug. 30, 2010

NEWS:

CHANGE IN LIBRARY HOURS OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND:

Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to the closing time. There will be no special vacation loans over the weekend. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, will be a prompt to enter your CatID. http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#labor.

 

CALL FOR PRESENTERS:

Attention graduate students. The Cedar Valley Sustainability and Environmental Educators are bringing a new event to the UNI campus Thursday, May 26, for 1,300 ninth grade students from Cedar Falls and Waterloo. Presenters and displays are needed for the exhibit hall. Submissions are due Friday, Sept. 10. For more information visit, http://www.rrttc.com/images//call%20for%20presenters.pdf.

 

OVER THE LIMIT - UNDER ARREST:

The UNI Police Division, along with 325 other agencies, will increase enforcement Aug. 24 through Sept. 6, in conjunction with the national Drunk Driving 'Over the Limit - Under Arrest' campaign and Labor Day weekend. The focus is to remove drunk drivers from the road and enforce Iowa's traffic laws. Motorists are urged to buckle up "every trip, every time," "drive safely and drive sober." Contact Lt. Doug Widen at 3-2712 for more information.

 

PANTHER PLANNERS:

Panther Planners, academic year calendars, are available for $5 at Biscotti's in Redeker Center, 23rd Street Market in Commons and Essentials in Maucker Union. The planner includes campus dates of interest and importance to UNI students. Get one while supplies last.

 

SCHOOL OF APPLIED HUMAN SCIENCES ANNOUNCED:

The Department of Design, Textiles, Gerontology and Family Studies, along with the Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling programs that were formerly in the College of Education, now constitute the School of Applied Human Sciences in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. This newly named unit was approved during the August meeting of the Iowa Board of Regents. For more information, contact Howard Barnes, director of the School of Applied Human Sciences, at 273-2555.

 

INTERIM HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE APPOINTED:

Donna Hoffman, associate professor of political science, has been appointed interim head of the Department of Political Science. Hoffman replaces Michael Licari who has been appointed associate provost for academic affairs and graduate dean.

 
OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR DEBUTS NEW WEBSITE:

The Office of the Registrar has updated the look, feel and functionality of its website. Some new features include a Classroom Reservation WebForm, an Ad Hoc Report Request WebForm and a Class List Verification WebForm. Visit www.uni.edu/registrar for more information.

 

NEW CSBS WEBSITE LAUNCHED:

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has revamped its website to provide more details about its faculty, programs, policies and activities. Visit http://www.uni.edu/csbs/ for more information.

 

WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES ON FACEBOOK:

Women's and Gender Studies is now on Facebook. Search: UNI Women's and Gender Studies and watch for updates.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

THE FOUR LETTER WORD: JAZZ SERIES:

Every Monday starting Aug. 30, go to the Memorial Gardens east of Maucker Union from 7 to 9 p.m., for the music series "The Four Letter Word: Jazz." The series will feature various musicians from the School of Music as well as others. Inclement weather location will be the Hemisphere Lounge, Maucker Union. For more information, contact Michael Conrad at mconrad@mconradmusic.com.

 

POSTER SALES:

Need some new art for your room, apartment, office or a gift? Stop by the poster sale between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Aug. 31 through Sept. 2, in the Maucker Union courtyard. Rain site is inside Maucker Union. Sponsored by Maucker Union.

 

NEW TRANSFER STUDENTS:

Enjoy free pizza, drinks and conversation anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1, in the University Room, lower level of Maucker Union. Get a free lunch and meet students who have also transferred to UNI from another college or university.

 

RAINBOW RECEPTION:

The Rainbow Reception will welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally students, faculty and staff back to campus, from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1, in the GBPAC Lobby. This will be an evening of information sharing, networking, fellowship and dessert.


BASH WITH BEN:

Mark your calendars now for Bash with Ben from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, on the Maucker Union North Plaza. Rain location is Maucker Union Coffeehouse.

 
UNI VS. ISU FOOTBALL GAME ALUMNI TAILGATE AND PANTHER FAN RALLY:

Cheer on the Panthers from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25 at the UNI vs. Iowa State football game alumni tailgate and Panther fan rally in Ames. The tent will be located on the south side of Jack Trice Stadium. There will be free hot dogs, chips and pop for the first 150 Panther fans beginning at 3 p.m. The UNI Pep Band, Spirit Squad and TC will join the fan rally at 4 p.m. Game time is 6 p.m.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

COFFEE CHATS IN THE ALC:

The Academic Learning Center is hosting daily coffee chats for students, faculty and staff in the Reading and Learning Center (008 ITTC) at 8 and 10 a.m., and 1 and 3 p.m. Coffee, hot chocolate and tea are available for 50 cents per cup. Be green; bring your own mug.

 

UNI VOLUNTEER FAIR:

The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley and American Humanics are holding the annual UNI Volunteer Fair from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2, in the Old Central Ballroom in Maucker Union. Stop by to meet with representatives from local non-profit organizations. For more information e-mail volunteerUNI@vccv.org.

 

2010 STUDENT ORGANIZATION FAIR:

Looking for oppportunities to get involved, gain leadership skills and connect with new friends? Plan on attending the 2010 Fall Student Organization Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. For more information, contact the Student Involvement and Activities Center at 273-2683.

 

OUR WORLD IN FOCUS: ARTISTRY IN NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST:

Amateur and professional photographers of all ages are invited to submit photographs featuring artistic images of Iowa nature. Contest details and entry forms can be found at www.uni.edu/museum. Entry deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 1. Our World in Focus is presented by the University Museum.

 

GET AN INTERNATIONAL EDGE, GRADUATE ON TIME AND ON BUDGET:

UNI students enrolled in the College of Business Administration can study a semester abroad at the same cost or even less than a semester at UNI through the college's new Cost Neutral program. Learn more at 4 p.m., Aug. 31, Sept. 1 or Sept. 8, in CBB 1 and 3 or contact Chris Schrage, CBA international programs coordinator, at 273-2126 or schragec@uni.edu.

 

'USING eLEARNING (WEBCT) AS A STUDENT' WORKSHOPS:

"Using eLearning (WebCT) as a Student" workshops are scheduled for Aug. 25-26 and Aug. 30-31. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml for times. Workshops address e-mail, discussions, assignments, assessments and support options. Seating is limited. For reservations call 273-2309.

 

OSHA BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN TRAINING:

This 30-minute training is required for all students completing field experiences in any pre-K through 12 school setting. The training is free and open to anyone. Three sessions will be offered: 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 31; 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1; or 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2. All sessions will be held in SEC 244/245. No registration is required. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education, 273-2265.

 

YOUNG PEOPLES' DANCE THEATRE:

YPDT Practicum, course 420:140-03, is offered for UNI students who enjoy working with children. Course meets weekly on campus for one hour plus one hour arranged before or after school at a local elementary school. Dance and/or teaching experience helpful but not necessary. For more information visit www.uni.edu/dance or contact cindy.herndon@uni.edu.

 

IMMIGRATION DEBATE AND INFORMATIONAL MEETING ABOUT POLICY DEBATE AT UNI:

The UNI Speech and Debate Team will host an audience debate from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2, in Lang 040 (Interp Theatre). Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Members of the UNI Debate Team will debate whether or not to increase employment-based visas in the United States. Immediately following this event, there will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in joining the UNI Debate Team. If you have high school Student Congress, public forum or Lincoln Douglas experience, or are new to debate, plan to attend.

MEETINGS/CLUBS:

AWARENESS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES MEETING:

The Awareness for Individuals with Disabilities (AID) student organization will meet at 3 p.m., Monday, Aug. 30, in the Oak Room, Maucker Union. AID is open to all students interested in promoting awareness of disabilities on campus. For more information, contact AID's adviser, Ashley Brickley at ashley.brickley@uni.edu.

 

TWLOHA MEETING:

Come check out To Write Love On Her Arms at 9 p.m., Monday, Aug. 30, 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. For more information contact twloha.uni@gmail.com.

 

PSE INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS:

Pi Sigma Epsilon, a co-ed business fraternity, will host informational meetings at 8:30 p.m., Aug. 31, Sept. 2 and Sept. 7, all in the CBB. Come for pizza and learn about the many opportunities that PSE offers. For more information, e-mail Lindsay Guenther at guenthel@uni.edu.

 

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION RECRUITMENT MIXER:

Looking to specialize your management degree? Consider Supply Chain Management, the study of operations management, purchasing, logistics, distribution and transportation. UNI's Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) holds resume critiques, company tours, supply chain seminars, socials, case competitions and hosts various speakers throughout the semester. For more information, attend a recruitment mixer, from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1, at Mojos. Pizza and pop will be provided. For more information, contact SCMA president, Paula Throndson, at throndsp@uni.edu.

 

TENNIS CLUB INFORMATIONAL MEETING:

The UNI Tennis Club will host an informational meeting at 6:15 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2, in CBB 121. The club is for those who have played competitive tennis in the past, or want the opportunity to play in team tournaments or play meets against other club teams.

 

UNI NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION MEETING:

If you are a K through 12 science-education major, come join the UNI Chapter of NSTA for the first meeting of the year at 4 p.m., Tuesday Sept. 7, in MSH 001. Interact with fellow peers while earning professional development credit at the same time. Free pizza is provided. For more information, e-mail co-president Brice Jensen at jensenb@uni.edu.

 

TEACHER EDUCATION ORIENTATION MEETING:

All students planning to enter the Teacher Education Program must attend a teacher education orientation meeting prior to admission. Three 50-minute orientation sessions are offered this fall: 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14; or 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15; or 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16. All sessions will be held in SEC 244/245. No registration is needed. Students who fail to attend one of these sessions may find their admission to the Teacher Education Program and their progress through the program delayed. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education, 273-2265.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

'OBJECT AS SUBJECT' EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION:

Listen as curator and featured artist Scott Robert Hudson explains the concept and inspiration for this unique exhibit. Enjoy refreshments, meet the artists and view rarely seen museum objects alongside the artwork they inspired at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the University Museum.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:

BECKER MEMORIAL HISTORY LECTURE:

Patricia Buckley Ebrey, of the University of Washington, will present the 37th Annual Carl L. Becker Lecture, "The Question of China's Size," at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 30, in SRL 115. The lecture is free and open to the public. For further information contact robert.martin@uni.edu.

 

FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS

Two series of workshops, Mastering Microsoft Office and Creating Web Pages, are available, for credit, free to all full-time students. See http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/credit.shtml for details and online registration links.

 
MANDATORY REPORTERS OF CHILD ABUSE TRAINING

A training session for Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 3, in SEC 247. Teacher education students taking the Level II (200:128) field experience this semester must complete this training before they can start their field experience at Malcolm Price Laboratory School. This training session is free, open to anyone and preregistration is not required. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at 273-2236 or heston@uni.edu.

 

INTUITIVE EATING WORKSHOP:

This six-week workshop is designed for the chronic dieter. Participants will learn steps to reject the diet mentality, deal with feelings without using food, normalize the relationship with food and respond appropriately to hunger and fullness. The workshop takes place from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 7 through Oct. 12, in the WRC 101. The cost is $25. For more information or to register, contact Joan Thompson at 273-2137 or e-mail joan.thompson@uni.edu

 

BUSINESS IDEA GENERATION AND OPPORTUNITY ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP:

This course explores how to generate business ideas and evaluate those ideas for viability. It also covers the fatal flaws of businesses. Advanced registration is required. There are two dates to select from: 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, BCS 128 (space is limited to six people), or 3:45 to 5:45 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, in BCS 33. For more information, e-mail jpec@uni.edu or call 273-5732.

 

WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES CROW FORUM CALENDAR:

CROW forums will take place the first Monday of October, November, December, February, March and April from noon to 1 p.m. Sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies, faculty present research that focuses on gender-related issues. The goal is to inform the university and community about the current research on gender taking place on campus. For the CROW calendar visit http://www.uni.edu/womenstudies/CrowForum.htm.

 

DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS:

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, at the UNI Museum to discuss "Driftless" by David Rhodes. This All Iowa Read describes unforgettable characters in a contemporary rural American town that time forgot. All are welcome having read the book or not. The UNI Museum is handicap accessible.

 

SPEAKER TO ADDRESS POLITICS OF HAPPINESS:

John de Graaf, executive director of Take Back Your Time, filmmaker and internationally known author, will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Center for Energy and Environmental Education Auditorium. Learn what makes individuals happy, which are the happiest countries in the world and why, the connection between time and happiness and other topics. Sponsored by the CEEE and the Public Policy Program.

 

SPEAKER: JUDY SHEPARD:

In October 1998, Judy and Dennis Shepard lost their 21-year-old son, Matthew, to a murder motivated by anti-gay hate. Determined to prevent others from suffering their son's fate, the Shepards decided to turn their grief into action and established the Matthew Shepard Foundation to carry on Matthew's legacy. Judy travels across the nation speaking to audiences about what they can do as individuals and communities to make this world a more accepting place for everyone, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sex, gender identity and expression, or sexual orientation. Judy will speak at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, in the GBPAC. The cost is $13 for adults; $11 for youth. Call 273-4TIX or visit www.gbpac.org.

PERFORMING ARTS:

ALL-RACHMANINOFF RECITAL:

Pianist Sean Botkin, School of Music, will present an all-Rachmaninoff recital with guest artists and members of the Maia Quartet, including Tricia Park, violin, and Hannah Holman, cello. The concert will be held at 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 30, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, and will feature a selection of Rachmaninoff Preludes from Op. 23 and Op. 32 and Trio Elégiaque, Op. 9 for violin, cello and piano. This event is free and open to the public.

 

GUEST OBOE RECITAL:

Guest artist Dane Philipsen, oboe, will present a recital with faculty pianist Robin Guy at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 3, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Philipsen, a UNI alumnus played and performed with top ensembles in the Cedar Valley and after completing an M.M. at Arizona State University, played with the Atlanta Opera, Chicago Civic Orchestra and the New World Symphony. This event is free and open to the public.

 
FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: YU-TING SU, HORN:

UNI School of Music faculty artist Yu-Ting Su will present a horn recital with faculty pianist Korey Barrett at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.

 

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE: AN EVENING OF RUSSIAN ROMANCES:

Faculty artists John Hines, bass, Polina Khatsko, piano and Jonathan Chenoweth, cello, will present an all-Russian repertoire recital, "From Russia with Love" at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: DULCIAN AND ORGAN:

UNI School of Music faculty artists David Rachor and Kui-Im Lee will present a dulcian and organ recital at 8:15 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

INTRAMURALS:

Register in the Intramural Office, WRC 161. Call 273-7262 for more information.

 

INTRAMURAL SINGLES AND CO-REC TENNIS:

This event is open to men, women and co-rec. Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 30 through Sept. 1. Schedules will be e-mailed and posted on the WRC Intramural bulletin board, at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 3. Play begins immediately.

 

INTRAMURAL SOFTBALL LEAGUES:

This event is open to men, women and co-rec. A mandatory manager's meeting will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 26, in SEC 247. Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 30-31. Schedules will be e-mailed and posted on IM bulletin boards, at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7. League play begins Wednesday, Sept. 8.

 

INTRAMURAL SOFTBALL OFFICIALS WANTED:

This is open to men and women. The pay is $7.50 per game. Anyone interested in officiating intramural softball must attend a softball officials clinic at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 31, WRC 250, and/or 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1, in WRC 150.

 

INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:

There will be a mandatory manager's meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 26, in SEC 247. Entries are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the IM Office, WRC 161. There is a $20 entry fee per team, with a two-game guarantee. Limited to first eight teams to register. Schedules will be e-mailed and posted on the WRC Intramural bulletin board, at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10.

 

INTRAMURAL EIGHT-ON-EIGHT DODGEBALL LEAGUES:

This is open to men and women. A mandatory manager's meeting will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2, in SEC 247; make-up manager's meetings will be held at 3:15 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7, WRC 103, and 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, WRC 150. Register from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 7-8. Schedules will be e-mailed and posted at 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, on the WRC Intramural bulletin board. Play begins the week of Sept. 20.

 

INTRAMURAL SINGLES RACQUETBALL:

This event is open to men, women and co-rec. Register from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 7 through 9. Schedules will be e-mailed and posted at 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, on the WRC Intramural bulletin board. Play begins immediately.

 

INTRAMURAL GOLF:

Open to men and women. Sign up for tee times and pay green fees from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 13 through 15. Green fees are $14. Tee times are from 10 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Sept. 19, at Pheasant Ridge. Limited to 60 entries.

 

INTRAMURAL 100/200 MILE RUN/WALK FITNESS CLUB:

Open to students, faculty, staff, spouses and retirees. The entry fee is $15 per person. Register and pick up mileage log beginning Monday, Sept. 13 in Intramural Office, WRC 161. Deadline to complete mileage is Monday, Nov. 29. Intramural shorts are awarded for completion of mileage by deadline.

 

REGISTER FOR FALL FITNESS CLASSES:

Registration for fitness classes at the WRC is now open. A new fitness class, Water Boot Camp, will include running, jumping, core and strength training. Athletic swimsuit and towel are required. Other classes include Fitx5, Cardio Mix, Step-Kick-Spin, Total Body Conditioning, Spin-Yoga Fusion, Kickboxing, Boot Camp, Spinnercise, Hip-Hop, Zumba, Ballroom Dance, Hydro-Fit, Sculpt and Tone, Circuit Weights, Women on Weights, Abs, Pilates, Yoga and more. Register online, http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/ or at the main office, WRC 101.

 

BECOME A PERSONAL TRAINER:

There will be an informational meeting for those interested in becoming personal trainers at 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10, in WRC 150. Class begins Monday, Sept. 13. Monday lectures will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. in WRC 150. Friday labs will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in WRC 85. For more information and to enroll, contact the personal fitness coordinator at 237-7167. Class is not for academic credit.

DINING:

FREE GIFT:

Starting Monday, Aug. 23, pick up a free gift while supplies last at one of the following retail locations: 23rd Street Market in the Commons; Biscotti's; in Redeker Center; Chats, Essentials and Prexy's in Maucker Union; or one of the three food carts in the WRC, CBB or SEC. For more information on retail promotions, visit www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening, or check us out on Facebook.

HOURS:

PANTHER SHUTTLE/SAFE RIDE HOURS:

http://www.panthershuttle.com

 

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS:

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

 

WRC HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/hours/index.html

 

ROD LIBRARY HOURS:

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/building-hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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