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Monday, Sept. 13, 2010

NEWS:

ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY CONCERNS:

If you become aware of a campus environmental safety concern, contact a University Health and Safety Committee representative or committee chair, kathy.green@uni.edu, 273-6921. University Health and Safety Committee information and a member list are at
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/healthsafety/safety/unisafe.shtml. If you notice a safety issue needing immediate attention, contact Environmental Safety staff, wendel.reece@uni.edu, 273-7269, or gordon.krueger@uni.edu, 273-3445.

 

INPUT REQUESTED FOR DISABLED ACCESS ON CAMPUS:

The UNI Coordinating Committee for Disability Accommodations is gathering information and ideas for enhanced accessibility (facilities and services) for persons with disabilities. Submit concerns and recommendations (short- and long-term projects) to http://www.uni.edu/ccda/feedback.shtml. A number of recommendations have already been implemented. Suggestions made in earlier years need not be re-submitted. The committee continues to review items submitted in previous surveys. Nancy Hamilton, HPELS, is chairing the committee.

 
STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES NEWSLETTER:

The Student Disability Services September 2010 newsletter has been posted at

http://www.uni.edu/sds/StudentNews.shtml. The newsletter has updates to the SDS office, upcoming events, programs for Disability Awareness Month in October and tips on how to start the semester on the right foot.

 

FRESHMEN MAP-WORKS SURVEY-TAKERS CAN WIN BIG:

New UNI freshmen who take the UNI MAP-Works survey between now and Oct. 2 will immediately receive individual-specific feedback about what to do to increase their chances of success at UNI. The engaging and easy-to-view survey result is customized with insights about where the student stands in comparison to other freshmen, what steps to take to overcome concerns and what resources are available. Everyone wins with MAP-Works. One freshman survey-taker also will win their choice of spring semester 2011 (double occupancy) room and board or a $500 University Book and Supply gift certificate. Learn more about MAP-Works at http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/articles-22.

 

ASSOCIATE PROVOST FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM OPEN FORUMS:

The associate provost for International Programs (APIP) search committee invites all members of the campus community to attend open forums where the APIP candidates will give a short presentation on their vision for internationalizing UNI followed by a question/answer session. An electronic evaluation form has been set up for each candidate. The forms will be available at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/surveys/takeSurvey.cgi. The final forum is at 3:15 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, in the University Room, Maucker Union.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

LARAMIE PROJECT VIEWING AND DISCUSSION:

University Book and Supply is hosting a viewing and discussion of "The Laramie Project," from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, in the Great Hall, GBPAC, facilitated by Ruth Chananie-Hill, sociology. "The Laramie Project" is a compilation of some 200 interviews by the Tectonic Theatre Project to find out why Matthew Shepard was murdered, what happened that night and about the town of Laramie, Wyo. The interviews gave basis to the play "The Laramie Project," that will be performed at the GBPAC on Oct. 13 and 14.

 
T-SHIRT SALE:

T-shirts and related items will be on sale in the second floor SEC Lobby from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14, and Wednesday, Sept. 15. Proceeds benefit the educational and service projects of UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society.

 

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH MUSIC FESTIVAL:

To kick off Hispanic Heritage Month, HLSU and the CME will host a music festival, featuring bands and artists, infusing Latin flavor with American rock influences from 6 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, on Maucker Union East Lawn. This event is free, with food and drink provided.

 

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.

 

MTA HOSTS FUNDRAISER AT CME:

The Multicultural Teaching Association will host a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18, at the CME. Several items including books, back to school items, clothes, DVDs, etc. will be on sale at the CME. Come for great bargains and a chance to learn more about MTA.

 

FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER DINNER:

The UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers will host a Flying Spaghetti Monster Dinner at 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 19, in the CME (top level of Maucker Union). Enjoy free spaghetti, salad, bread and pop. Entertainment will be provided by UNI's Improv Troupe, Half Masted.

 
POLITICS OF GAY MARRIAGE:

Continue the LGBT Dialogue & Reflection around Civility with a panel discussion on The Politics of Gay Marriage, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. For more information, visit http://www.gbpac.com/learn/standing-on-higher-ground

 

CONSTITUTION JEOPARDY EVENT:

As part of Constitution Day, a Constitution Jeopardy Game will be played from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, in the Hemisphere Lounge, Maucker Union. Prizes will be awarded. Sponsored by UNI American Democracy Project/Provost's Office.

 

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

RESUME WEEK:

Resume week takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13 through Friday, Sept. 17, in Maucker Union. Come and get your resume critiqued just in time for the Fall Career Fair.

 

STUDY ABROAD IRELAND INFORMATION SESSION:

Come to an information session about studying in Ireland at 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, in GIL 009 to learn about opportunities in Ireland ranging from capstone to yearlong programs. Also learn about the country of Ireland and get answers to all your study abroad questions.

 

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR:

Learn about study, research and work abroad from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15, in the Maucker Union Ballroom; door prizes will be given. Contact UNI Study Abroad or morleyk@uni.edu for more information.

 

IDENTIFYING SKILLS AND VALUES:

This workshop will be presented by David Marchesani, UNI academic adviser and career development coordinator, from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, in SEC 116.

 

TRAVEL THIS SUMMER AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE:

Travel with International Student Volunteers this summer and make a difference. A unique combination of volunteer work plus adventure travel with other university students from around the world. For more information contact Robyn Odegard at odegardr@uni.edu.

 

EVER WONDER IF YOU SMOKE TOO MUCH?:

Complete the E-Toke survey at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/subabuse/index.html to find out. This online assessment is completely anonymous, free and fast (10 minutes). It will give you instant feedback about your individual pattern of marijuana use and calculate time and money spent on marijuana. Learn how it can affect your relationships, goals, overall health and wellbeing. See if you want to cut back or quit.

 

STAY IN THE ZONE: BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT ZONE CARDS:

Blood Alcohol Content ZONE cards are wallet sized and laminated. You can use them to become more aware of your drinking habits. The cards are customized because your B.A.C. is influenced by your sex and weight. They will tell your B.A.C. based on how many drinks you have had, in how many hours. Are you staying in your green zone? Go to www.uni.edu/subabuse to find out more and to order your own personalized B.A.C. Zone Card. It's free.

 

STUDENT LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE:

The Student Leadership Center is offering a free leadership experience like you've never seen before on Saturday, Sept. 25. This is a full-day program at a low/high challenge course with lunch and transportation provided. Meet new people, think outside the box, take the lead - take the challenge. Apply online at www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Volunteers are needed Sunday, Sept. 19 to assist with The Arboretum's annual Fall Harvest Festival. Volunteer opportunities include set up, assisting with games and crafts, parking and selling merchandise. Volunteers must be age 16 and older. For more information, contact the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at volunteerUNI@vccv.org.

 

FALL CAREER FAIR:

The Fall Career Fair will take place from 2 to 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20, at the McLeod Center. Staff from more than 100 organizations and graduate/professional schools will visit about job and internship opportunities as well as continuing education. Several employers will sign up students for interviews on Tuesday, Sept. 21. All majors, freshman through seniors, graduate students and alumni are welcome.

 

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.

 

MEETINGS/CLUBS:

AWARENESS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES MEETING:

The Awareness for Individuals with Disabilities (AID) student organization will meet at 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, 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.

 

UNI FCA EVENT TONIGHT IN WEST GYM:

UNI Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a campus organization open to all students. Large-group events happen at 8 p.m., in the West Gym on the following Mondays: Sept. 27, Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 15 and Dec. 6. On Sept. 13, play dodgeball for a chance to win an iPod. Events include guest speakers, a fun activity and drawings to win a prize. For more information, visit "Uni Fca" on Facebook or e-mail unifca@teamfca.com.

 

TWLOHA MEETING:

To Write Love On Her Arms UNI will meet at 9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, 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.

 
STUDENT NATURE SOCIETY MEETING:

The first Student Nature Society meeting of the year will be at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, in the UNI Greenhouse classroom. There will be pizza and soda. Visit our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=61455563551&ref=ts.

 

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; 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.

 

UNI ENTREPRENEURS MEETING:

UNI Entrepreneurs (UNI-E) will meet at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14, in BCS 33. The meeting is open to all CEO and SIFE members and students interested in entrepreneurship.

 

INTERESTED IN LAW SCHOOL?:

The Daniel Webster Law Society will meet at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15, in CBB 131. Scott Peters, political science and pre-law adviser, will discuss courses of study that will best prepare students for law school, factors that law schools consider in admission, preparing for the LSATs and other areas of concern for pre-law students. All students with an interest in law school are welcome. Freshmen and sophomores are especially encouraged to attend. Contact Peters at 273-2727 or scott.peters@uni.edu for more information.

 

STUDENT READING ASSOCIATION MEETING:

Join the Student Reading Association for its first meeting of the semester at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15, in SEC 246. Dwight C. Watson, dean of the College of Education, will be the guest speaker. Come early for snacks starting at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Sarah Heddinger at heddings@uni.edu.

 

CAPOEIRA SPORT CLUB:

Free Capoeira classes are offered to students and faculty at 9 p.m., every Wednesday in WRC 176. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that was developed in colonial Brazil by African slaves. Capoeira involves music, dance, kicks, fakes and acrobatics. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/capoeira/home.html.

 

CME 7 BOOK CLUB:

Join the CME's monthly book club for its first meeting at 3:30 p.m., Sept. 16, in the CME’s lobby. September's selection is "The Name Partner" by Carlos Cisneros and copies of the book are available to check out at the CME front desk.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

ALUMNI ART EXHIBITION:

An invitational art exhibition, "Never Chaste," will be presented Aug. 23 through Sept. 19. This is the first in a yearlong series of events featuring UNI Department of Art alumni titled "Time is Ripe." Exhibition participants include Jensen Barnes (B.F.A. '03); Thaddeus Erdahl (B.A. and B.F.A. '04); Gerard Huber (B.A. '71); Gary Kelley (B.A. '68); Ken Rowe (B.F.A. '92); and Libby Rowe (B.F.A. '93). Artist Gary Kelley will lecture at 7 p.m.,Wednesday, Sept. 15, in the Kamerick Art Building auditorium.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:

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.

 

JUDGING THE REALITY OF UNIVERSITY FINANCES: HOW YOUR UNIVERSITY WORKS:

Howard Bunsis, a professor of accounting at Eastern Michigan University who specializes in analyzing university finances, will speak about the financial realities at UNI at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, SEC 244/245. Sponsored by United Faculty/AAUP.

 

SAMUEL BETANCES IS COMING TO UNI:

Samuel Betances, a biracial, bi-cultural, and bilingual citizen of the world and diversity education expert, will visit UNI to speak on racial and ethnic minority success at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20, in the Maucker Union Ballroom.

 

START A BUSINESS I WORKSHOP:

The Start a Business I Workshop will be offered from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, in BCS 33. This course is designed to teach the basics of starting a small business including business structure, taxes and resources. Advance registration is required. Register at jpec@uni.edu or call 273-5732.

 
START A BUSINESS II WORKSHOP:

The Start a Business II Workshop will be offered from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m.,Thursday, Sept. 23, in BCS 33. Learn the components of a business plan and what makes an effective plan. This workshop builds upon information in Start a Business I workshop. Advance registration is required. Pre-requisite: Start a Business I. Register at jpec@uni.edu or call 273-5732.

 

DOES YOUR VOTE COUNT?:

To celebrate Constitution Day, American Democracy Project/Provost's Office are hosting two speakers from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, in Lang Hall Auditorium, with a reception to follow. Topics are "Does Your Vote Count?" with Kirk Lund from Citizens for Election Integrity, and "Redistricting the Iowa Way: A Nonpartisan Approach" with Ed Cook, Iowa Legislative Services Agency. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/adp. Free and open to the public.

 

JANE ELLIOTT PRESENTATION:

Jane Elliott, internationally known teacher, lecturer and diversity trainer, will visit campus from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in SEC 244. In her presentation, "Anatomy of Prejudice," Elliott will discuss her belief that prejudice is an emotional commitment to ignorance and the answer to ignorance is education. The presentation is open to the public and seating is first-come, first-served.

 

PUBLIC OPINION AND NOMINATIONS TO U.S. SUPREME COURT:

James L. Gibson, the Sidney W. Souers Professor of Government at Washington University in St. Louis, will give a presentation at 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, in SRL 115 titled "The American Mass Public and the U.S. Supreme Court: The Sotomayor and Kagan Nominations." Gibson has conducted extensive research on the relationship between the U.S. Supreme Court and public opinion which has recently found that confirmation battles can potentially damage existing broad levels of public support for the Court as an institution.

 

FREE WORKSHOP: THAT'S SO GAY:

Iowa Safe Schools will host this workshop for education majors at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, in the CME. That's so gay, no homo, fag and dyke are heard countless times in our schools. But how do you stop students from saying these hurtful words and phrases? This session is designed to create awareness of bullying and harassment facing LGBT students, and offer proven solutions to ending bullying and harassment. RSVP to amy.hunzelman@uni.edu or 273-3679.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: RANDY GRABOWSKI, TRUMPET:

UNI School of Music faculty artist Randy Grabowski will present a trumpet recital with faculty pianist Dmitri Vorobiev, featuring a wide range of compositions written specifically for the trumpet. The recital will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL, and is free and open to the public.

 

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: U.S. ARMY BLUES BAND:

The U.S. Army Blues Band will present a concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. After beginning informally in 1970, The Army Blues became an official part of the United States Army Band "Pershing’s Own" in 1972. Over the years it has evolved into the premier jazz ensemble of the U.S. Army. This event is free and open to the public.

 

DOUBLE BASS WEEKEND:

UNI School of Music faculty artist Hunter Capoccioni will coordinate a weekend long double-bass festival including recital performances by guest artist Michael J. Cameron, professor of double bass at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and Mark Urness, professor of music at Lawrence University. Performances will be held at 5:30 p.m. (Cameron) and 8 p.m. (Urness) on Saturday, Sept. 18, and master classes will be held on Sunday, Sept. 19. For more information on this event, contact Hunter.Capoccioni@uni.edu.

 

PIANO AND BASS RECITAL:

UNI School of Music faculty artist Robert Washut will present a jazz recital featuring guest artist Mark Urness, bass, as well as jazz faculty artists at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.

 

AN EVENING IN PARIS! 29TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT CONCERT:

The 29th Annual Scholarship Benefit concert will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. The concert will feature music by the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, the UNI Opera Ensemble, Jazz Band One, faculty artists Dmitri Vorobiev, piano; Polina Khatsko, piano; and Yu-Ting Su, horn; as well as the Northern Iowa Wind Symphony with combined choral ensembles. Proceeds from the concert benefit scholarships for current School of Music students. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

 

ALL-STATE WIND, BRASS AND PERCUSSION WORKSHOPS:

The UNI School of Music presents its annual hands-on workshops for high school student instrumentalists preparing for all-state competition at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 26, in Russell Hall and the GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public, but does require registration. To register, visit www.uni.edu/music or call 273-2025.

 

THE FOUR TOPS & THE TEMPTATIONS:

The Temptations were the definitive male vocal group of the '60s. Their pop smash "The Way You Do the Things You Do," was the first in a series of 37 career Top Ten hits, including their signature song, "My Girl," a No. 1 pop and R&B hit. Motown legends The Four Tops spent more than four decades without a single personnel change. Some of their greatest recordings include "Reach Out, I'll Be There," "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" and "Baby I Need Your Loving." They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. The Four Tops and The Temptations will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30, at the GBPAC. For tickets call 273-4TIX or visit www.gbpac.org.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

INTRAMURAL FUN RUN:

Open to men and women. This event will take place at 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17, on a 1.5 mile course on the Intramural fields west of the UNI-Dome. Registration is from 3 to 3:45 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17, WRC 161. Contestants should report to the starting area by 3:55 p.m. Call 273-7262 for more information.

 

ADULT SWIM LESSONS:

Adult swim lessons will be offered from 6 to 6:45 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 13 through Oct. 13, in the WRC pools. This is a small, personalized class for persons of all abilities who want to learn basic swimming skills or perfect their strokes. The fee is $28 for students.

 

PERSONAL TRAINERS AVAILABLE:

Let a personal trainer design a program with your specific goals in mind. Trainers are results driven and want you to succeed. Contact Kristy Leen 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html

 

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL:

Men's Volleyball is a competive club that competes against other schools around the Midwest. If interested, contact unimensvb@gmail.com. Little experience needed.

DINING:

HOT BREAKFAST AT PREXY'S:

Enjoy a variety of hot menu items from 8 to 10 a.m., Monday through Friday at Avanti. Items include fresh baked cinnamon bites with cream cheese icing, scrambled eggs with cheese, breakfast burritos, breakfast pizza and sausage gravy and biscuits.

 

PREXY'S HAS NEW LUNCH FEATURES:

Wasabi will have weekly features from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays. Coming up this month: Sept. 9, potato bar; Sept. 15, sushi; and Sept. 16, pasta bar. For more 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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