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Monday, Sept. 20, 2010

NEWS:

UNI ALERT TEST SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY:

The first campus-wide test of the UNI Alert system for this school year will take place at approximately noon, Monday, Sept. 20. If you haven't updated your contact information, log in to MyUNIverse and select Update My Personal Information in the My Personal Records channel. Select the UNI ALERT tab. Enter your emergency contact information and save the changes.

 
BOB DYLAN TICKETS GO ON SALE THURSDAY:

Bob Dylan and his Band will be in concert at the McLeod Center, at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 24. Tickets for UNI students go on sale at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 23. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/newsroom/stories/bob-dylan-coming-to-uni

 

CONVOCATION:

President Benjamin J. Allen invites the campus community to join him for the 2010 Convocation at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the Maucker Union Ballroom with a reception to follow. President Allen will give a State of the University address and the 2010 Board of Regents, State of Iowa Faculty and Staff Excellence Award recipients will be recognized.

 

VOTE FOR TC'S SISTER'S NAME:

TC has a sister and she needs a name. TC wants her to have a fun name like his. Vote for your favorite at http://www.uni.edu/tc/. Voting ends at noon, Thursday, Oct. 21. She will make her debut during Homecoming.

 

VIDEO CONTEST:

The Office of Admissions is conducting an "I Am Purple and Gold" video contest. Students are encouraged to create a short video related to the theme "I am Purple and Gold." Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries. For contest rules, visit www.uni.edu/admissions. Contest ends Monday, Oct.11.

 

FIRE ALARMS:

The Environmental Health and Safety Department in conjunction with the University Health and Safety Committee reminds all faculty, staff and students that according to state law and UNI policy 7.04 "Students, faculty and staff must evacuate a building when the fire alarm sounds using the nearest exit or the exit farthest from the fire or smoke and not re-enter a building until authorized by Public Safety staff."

 

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.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

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.

 

STUDENT COMPOSERS NEEDED:

The Gallagher-Bluedorn will host the Boston Brass at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 17. UNI students are invited to compose a three-to five-minute fanfare for two trumpets, one French horn, one trombone and one tuba. One winner will be selected by a panel of judges and announced Nov. 15. Boston Brass will perform the selected composition at the beginning of the April 17 concert. Compositions must be submitted by Oct. 15. For more information, contact amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.

 

THE ACADEMIC LEARNING CENTER IN THE ROD LIBRARY:

The Academic Learning Center now has Sunday hours from 7 to 10 p.m., in the Rod Library. Students can work with The "A" Team to receive support and tutoring in effective reading and study strategies, math, science and writing. Can't make it to the library or the ALC? Set up a Skype session by calling 273-2361.

 

PREPARING FOR THE GRE:

Is taking the GRE in your future? Find support and strategies for preparing for the verbal section of the GRE at the Reading & Learning Center (ITTC 008) during the GRE Coffee Chats at 1 p.m., on Thursdays. Bring you own mug and 50 cents to enjoy a cup of coffee, hot chocolate or tea while you discuss the GRE.

 

FRESHMEN: MAP-WORKS SURVEY WORTH THE TIME:

Know a new freshman? Encourage them to click on the MAP-Works survey that comes in their e-mail. The 20-minute survey will be followed by immediate, individualized feedback related to that student regarding success at UNI. And, if they take it by Oct. 2 they can win prizes--from a house pizza party to spring 2011 room and board or $500 at University Book and Supply. Learn more at http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/articles-22. Sponsored by the Division of Academic Affairs and Division of Student Affairs.

 

VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS:

The UNI Women's Volleyball team is holding an open tryout for all interested current students following UNI practice at approximately 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22, McLeod Center, Main Court. All interested participants must RSVP to assistant coach, Kalani Mahi at 273-6480 by Tuesday, Sept. 21. The tryout will last approximately 45 minutes.

 

CAPSTONE IN GREECE:

There will be a series of informational meetings for the June 2011 Capstone Study Abroad course in Greece at 12:15 and 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, and Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the Purple Pen Room, Maucker Union. Contact Gregory Bruess at bruess@uni.edu or 273-2752. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/global/greece.

 

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.

 

PEACE CORPS - SEPT. 20:

On Monday, Sept. 20, there will be two opportunities to meet with a representative from the Peace Corps. Visit their booth at the Career Fair from 2 to 6 p.m., in the McLeod Center from 2 to 6 p.m., or attend the informational session from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in GIL 007. All are welcome.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

FREE BONUS SUMMER BREAK NOW AVAILABLE - MONDAY SEPT. 20:

Get away from campus for free food, fun and music. All UNI students are welcome to participate in indoor/outdoor activities, at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20, at Kaio Churchs, 815 Orchard Dr. (at the church building next to Southdale Elementary School) in Cedar Falls. For more information, visit http://www.KaioChurch.com or e-mail pharmingGuy@gmail.com.

 
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.

 

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.

 

STUDENT AFFAIRS VISIT DAY:

The UNI Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs master's program, in cooperation with the UNI Division of Student Affairs, is hosting a visit day for prospective graduate students from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15. The day will include a group session about the admissions process, the program, funding/assistantships, housing/community of Cedar Falls and a panel session with faculty, staff and current graduate students. The day will end with lunch and an optional campus tour of the various offices in the Student Affairs division. The day is free for anyone interested in the Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs master's program. For more information and registration, contact Mark Rowe-Barth at mark.rowe-barth@uni.edu.

MEETINGS/CLUBS:

UNI-BUSINESS PRE-LAW CLUB:

The UNIBusiness Pre-Law Club will hold its first meeting of the year from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22, in CBB 221. Upcoming activities will be discussed. Anyone thinking about law school, should attend. Pizza and pop will be provided.

 

UNI CIRCLE K CLUB:

The UNI Circle K Club (affiliated with Kiwanis International) will meet at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the College Eye Room (LO30) on the lower level of Maucker Union. Learn about the club's focus on leadership development and campus and community service. For more information, contact the club's faculty advisor Alan.Czarnetzki@uni.edu.

 

UNI CYCLING CLUB INFORMATIONAL MEETING:

Join the newly formed UNI Cycling Club. Open to everyone of all abilities and riding styles. An informational meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23, in the State College Room, Maucker Union. Drinks provided. For more information, contact Nick at maddixn@uni.edu, or visit www.uni-cycling.org.

 

KALEIDOSCOPE BIBLE STUDY:

This Bible study is intended for anyone, of any faith, interested in the Bible at any level. No Bible is required, just come at 6:30 p.m., every Thursday, to the Wesley Foundation, on the corner of 25th and College streets.

 

UNI ENTREPRENEURS MEETING:

The UNI Entrepreneurs (UNI-E) group will meet at 5:15 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30, in BCS 33. Pizza and pop will be provided. The meeting is open to all CEO and SIFE members and students interested in entrepreneurship. For more information, call 273-JPEC or e-mail laurie.watje@uni.edu.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Four geology majors will recount their experiences at Geology Field Camp this past summer and how their course work and experiences at UNI prepared them for problem solving in the field. They will speak at 4 p.m., Monday Sept. 20, in LAT 125.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

SPEAKER ON GLOBAL WATER ISSUES:

The Wilson Series in Business Ethics will host "Water, Water, Everywhere…" from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23, in SEC 246. Mark Hays, senior researcher for Corporate Accountability International, will speak on the importance of global water issues, especially the negative social and environmental effects of the bottled water industry.

 

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.

 

OPTIMAL SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTS FOR LGBT STUDENTS:

Continue the LGBT Dialogue and Reflection around Civility with a panel discussion: "Safety and Learning: Optimal School Environments for LGBT Students from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 27, at the CME. Moderated by Nick Pace, a panel of educators and students will share experiences and suggestions on how to collaboratively ensure optimal learning environments for GLBT students. For more information, visit http://www.gbpac.com/learn/standing-on-higher-ground.

 

LEARN ABOUT RESTORATION OF CEDAR BEND SAVANNA:

UNI grad student Mary Cox will discuss her efforts to restore Black Hawk County Conservation Board's Cedar Bend Savanna (CBS), a 55 acre degraded sand savanna in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She will discuss her initial planning process, on-site activities (test plots, photo monitoring, biological survey, etc.) and her hope for continued restoration of CBS. The seminar will be at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center, located at 2412 W. 27 St. Cedar Falls, 1/4 mile west of the McLeod Center. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, 273-3828 or e-mail rwelch@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

CROW FORUM:

A CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, Oct. 4, in the CME 109A. Mary Losch, Center for Social and Behavioral Research, will present "Iowa Initiative Research Program: Addressing Unintended Pregnancy in Iowa." 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. Bring your lunch.

PERFORMING ARTS:

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 are used for 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.

 

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: MIKHAIL VOROTNOY, PIANO:

Visiting artist Mikhail Vorotnoy will present a piano recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Vorotnoy is a highly respected pianist who has performed at the St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music, as well as other international venues. This event is free and open to the public.

 

DANCE COMPANIES TO PERFORM FOR FAMILY WEEKEND:

UNI's dance companies, Orchesis and International Dance Theatre, will perform fall concerts at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct, 3., in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. Admission is free and open to all. Featured will be a work by Orchesis' new director Jason Schadt as well as Thriller, choreographed by current U.S. Ballroom Dance Champions. Contact Daniel Wells at 273-3560 or daniel.wells@uni.edu for more information.

 

ALL-STATE STRINGS WORKSHOP:

The UNI School of Music presents its annual hands-on workshops for high school student string players preparing for all-state competition. The workshop will be held at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, in Davis and Great Halls, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public, but does require registration. For more information, contact Susan.Grover@uni.edu.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

INTRAMURAL THREE-ON-THREE BASKETBALL LEAGUES:

Open to men and women. Games will be played at 5, 5:25, 5:50, 6:15, 6:40 and 7:05 p.m., Sunday evenings. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 4 through 6, in WRC 161. Schedules will be e-mailed and posted after 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, on the Intramural bulletin board. League play begins Sunday, Oct. 17. For more information call 273-7262.

 

MASSAGES:

Students, staff and faculty can take advantage of massages in the WRC Wellness Lab Room 104. Call 273-6119 to make an appointment. Pricing is 15 minutes for $15, 30 minutes for $25, 45 minutes for $35, 60 minutes for $45 or 90 minutes for $65. Gift cards are also available.

 

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 at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html

DINING:

NATIONAL APPLE MONTH:

Prexy's and Chats in Maucker Union will feature apple items for a limited time. Enjoy apple cider at Chats and a variety of fresh apples at Prexy's, all from Apple Cart Orchard in Vinton. The week of Sept 20, Prexy's will offer apple salsa with cinnamon chips. For more on retail promotions, visit www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening or check us out on Facebook.

 

SPECIAL EVENT MEAL:

The Piazza is having a county fair from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 27. Featured will be foods such as BBQ pork sandwiches, hickory burgers, corn on the cob, corn dogs, funnel cakes, caramel apples, fruit kabobs and more. There will be games to enjoy as well as the food.

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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