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Monday, Oct. 4, 2010
The 2011-2012 UNIversity Scholarship Application (USA) is now available for completion. Students can apply for departmental and university scholarships by completing this one application. The most common deadline date is Feb. 15, however deadlines vary so don't delay in starting your search at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/finaid/forms/scholarship_app/scholarship_app.cgi
Help University Relations create short video clips to launch UNI's new marketing campaign this fall. Join us between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5, near the Meditation Room in Maucker Union, located behind Chat's. Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate. The time commitment will be just a few minutes and you'll receive a special treat. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Teacher Education will be closed Oct. 7 and 8, and Monday, Oct. 11. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 12. No one will be available to assist on these dates. If you have questions, e-mail email@example.com.
Live Like a Student courses are designed to help students budget money, live within their means and understand how financial decisions can affect the future. The course is three weeks long (six sessions). Classes are non-credit and offered at three different times during the semester. The next session begins on Oct. 11 and 12. Three $500 scholarships will be awarded to course participants during the semester. Learn more and register at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/livelikestudent.shtml.
The Clery Act requires that the university publish an annual report regarding certain crimes reported to UNI Public Safety and other specific offices on campus. The 2009 Campus Crime Report is posted on the Department of Public Safety's website at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/pubsaf/crime_stats/cleryreport09.shtml. The 2009 Campus Crime Statistics are at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/pubsaf/crime_stats/cleryreport09_.pdf. A paper copy of this report is available upon request. Any questions regarding the 2009 report can be directed to Dave Zarifis, director of Public Safety.
Want to see Strayer-Wood Theatre's production of "She Stoops to Conquer" for free? Ushers are needed for performances at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 14 - 16 and 21 - 23 or 2 p.m., Oct. 17 and 24. Ushers must be available one hour prior to performances. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Tuesday, the Student Leadership Center, in cooperation with the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley, has organized opportunities for students to get into the local communities and give back. Each week, a different community agency will be served so students can experience a variety of opportunities to serve the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area. Sign up for the day(s) and time that work for you and your schedule. The Student Leadership Center will provide: transportation to and from campus to the agency, beverages and snacks and a cool T-shirt for your efforts. The Volunteer Van leaves the southeast entrance of Maucker Union at 2 and 5 p.m. Sign up online at www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter. For more information, contact Steffoni Smith at email@example.com or 273-7422.
The university has a new grants database called The Foundation Directory Online accessible through the library's website 24/7 from any location. It contains nearly 100,000 funding sources. The database is funded jointly by three campus units: Rod Library, Office of Sponsored Programs and the UNI Foundation. More information is at http://www.library.uni.edu/blog/foundation-directory-online-database.
Speak up on how student technology fees are used. Rod Library will conduct its annual survey of student technology interests now through Wednesday, Oct. 6. The survey is online at www.uni.edu/library/stfsurvey/ and in paper form in the library.
Are you a veteran now enrolled as a UNI student? Take a few moments to complete a short questionnaire regarding your experiences as a veteran at UNI. Visit MyUNIverse for access to the survey: https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/surveys/viewSurvey.cgi?vs=5015&admin=1. For more infromation, contact Dan Schofield at 273-2281 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freshmen enrolled in Oral Communication this fall are invited to take the Proficiency Profile (MAPP) test. Students who take the test by the Oct. 10 deadline will be entered into a drawing for one of 26 prizes. For more information on the test and available prizes, visit http://www.uni.edu/assessment/Fall2010ProficiencyProfile.shtml.
Join the 2010 UNI Make A Difference Day Saturday, Oct. 16, at Big Woods Lake in Cedar Falls. Help with the development of a new portion of the park. Sign up as an individual or with a group. Check-in begins at 9 a.m., in Maucker Union. The event will last until approximately 1 p.m. Lunch, a T-shirt, water and gloves (if necessary) will be provided. Transportation to and from the site will be provided by UNI. Sign up online at www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter. Contact Steffoni Smith at email@example.com or 273-7422 for more information.
Investigate the riches of the Grand Canyon's western edge by backpacking around magnificent canyons, spectacular waterfalls and views worthy of a postcard. Backpack in Havasupai, Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz. and Arches National Park, Utah. Cost for UNI students is $600, faculty/staff pay $625 and guests pay $675. Visit www.uni.edu/wellrec/outdoor_recreation/index.html. All large-item gear (backpack, tent, stoves, sleeping bag, etc.) is supplied.
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.
Thinking About Graduate School? presentations include "The Ins and Outs of Applying to Graduate School," by Shoshanna Coon, test preparation and the development of personal statements by the Academic Learning Center, and a faculty/graduate student panel. The event takes place from 3 to 4:15 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6, in the Maucker Union Ballroom.
Come hear about the opportunities for studying abroad in Australia and New Zealand at 4 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 6, in GIL 113.
Earn 3 hours of capstone credit or other UNI credit, by studying for two weeks in May or July in Nicaragua. Exploratory meetings will be at noon, Thursday, Sept. 30 in SEC 244; 3:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1, in SEC 325; noon, Thursday, Oct. 7, in SEC 244 or at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, in SEC 325.
Student Disability Services will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5, in honor of Disability Awareness Month. Visit the second floor of the Student Health Center and see the available technology, displays, simulations and the general day-to-day operations of Disability Services. Free cookies, coffee and cider will be available.
There will be a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5, in Maucker Union, sponsored by SAE fraternity and the Red Cross. Walk ins welcome or sign up at www.redcrossblood.org/. Just enter sponsor code 740 at the previous URL.
"Who will you choose? Question your candidate!" will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, in CBB 109. Students can ask their candidates questions personally. Roxanne Conlin, Ben Lange, Bob Kressig, Darin Beck, Doris Kelley and Walt Rogers will be in attendance. Representatives from the Culver, Branstad, Grassley, and Braley campaigns will also attend.
Join in "The Deal is Right" at 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. There will be $500 in cash and prizes given away. Join the Facebook Group "UNI CAB" or visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/cab/.
Visiting artist Brenda Harris, soprano, will offer a master class at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Harris has appeared in leading roles with opera companies and orchestras throughout the world. In North America, she has been heard at the Metropolitan Opera, The Washington Opera, Minnesota Opera, New York City Opera and more. This event is free and open to the public.
Wear a purple item of clothing or a purple ribbon on Friday, Oct. 8, to promote healthy relationships and to bring awareness to relationship violence. Help convey the message that there's no place for violence at our university, in our neighborhoods or in our homes. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Sponsored by Violence Intervention Services and Seeds of Hope: http://www.uni.edu/violenceservices or
Faculty, staff and students are invited to a reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, to welcome Dwight C. Watson, dean of the College of Education, to UNI. The reception will be held in the Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom.
Mrs. Grassley is scheduled to visit UNI on Friday, Oct. 8 to address students and staff on her experiences with breast cancer at 3 p.m., in SRL 115. Later in the evening Mrs. Grassley will attend UNI's annual "Breast Cancer Awareness" volleyball game at 7 p.m., in the McLeod Center. UNI Athletics will name Mrs. Grassley the honorary coach of the game.
Visiting artist Bruce Barrie, trumpet, will offer a master class at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. Barrie is a noted performer on modern and historical brasses, including the piccolo trumpet, keyed bugle, saxhorn, natural trumpet and cornetto. He has been a soloist with the Boulder Bach Festival, Philadelphia Classical Orchestra, Concerto Soloists and the Princeton Bach Festival. This event is free and open to the public.
Join members of the Tectonic Theatre Project for a post performance discussion and learn about the process of interviewing and how to craft material into a stage play, from 3 to 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15, at UNI's CME. Come with questions you would like to ask Tectonic Theatre Project Company members.
Run a cross-country 5K to support and promote the UNI Prairie Preserves at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 16. The race will start at the Prairie Preserves entrance near the UNI Credit Union on West 29th Street, Cedar Falls. Early registration fee (includes a T-shirt) is $5 for students and $7 for non-students. Registration forms can be picked up at the UNI Greenhouse, Student Health Center or the Runner's Flat, in downtown Cedar Falls. Turn in on or before Friday, Oct. 8. Registration on race day is $10.
The Panther Pacers will host its 13th Annual Homecoming 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 23 at the West Dome parking lot. Fee is $12 for current students and $15 for non-students post marked on or before Oct. 13 or hand delivered to WRC 101 by Oct. 19. After the deadline the fee is $20 for everyone. Register online at www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1893074 or sign up in WRC 101. Also, check it out on Facebook: 13th Annual Panther Pacers Homecoming 5K Run/Walk.
Interested in Human Resources? Join the UNI Society for Human Resource Management for an HR Professionals Panel, including Debbie Tyler (Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare), Amy Larson (Goodwill Industries), Bobbi Vandegrift (UNI) and Lori Hoffman (UNI). The event will take place at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, in CBB 1 and 3. Business casual is recommended and refreshments will be provided.
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.
Dance the night away with the Salsa Club at the Wesley Foundation. Free beginner salsa dance lessons will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9, at the Wesley Foundation, 2422 College St. All are welcome; dress is semi-formal. http://www.facebook.com/?sk=2361831622#!/event.php?eid=117682968288560&index=1.
The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 11, at the UNI Museum to discuss "Out of my Mind" by Sharon Draper. Eleven-year-old Melody, suffering from cerebral palsy, has never uttered a word until....? All are welcome having read the book or not.
Join the UNI History Club for a discussion on the film "Michael Collins," at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 4, in SRL 120. Discuss the accuracies and inaccuracies, the director's viewpoints and general historical implications of the film. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continue the LGBT Dialogue and Reflection around Civility with movies such as "Milk" at 2 p.m., and "Out in the Silence" at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, at the GBPAC. Free and open to the public.
Siobahn Morgan, earth science, will discuss variable stars and fourier coefficients at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 4, in LAT 125.
Mary Kramer, former Iowa Senate president and former U.S. Ambassador will present, "How did we get so Rude?!" from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5, in CME 109. A reception will follow. For more information, call 273-6898 or e-mail ADP-UNI@UNI.edu.
UNI's Academic Learning Center will present "Keeping it Honest: Writing Research Papers Without Plagiarism" at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, in ITT 008. Plagiarism prevention involves more than citing sources. Learn how to focus projects, manage information searches, use effective note-taking strategies, and take advantage of style manuals to create interesting, honest research papers. For more information, contact Deanne Gute, at Deanne.Gute@uni.edu.
The College of Education is holding its first Education in Leaders Lecture Series, at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, in the Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom. Featured keynote speaker is Sharon Robinson, president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. She will present "Envisioning a Premier Pre-K through 12 Teacher and Educational Leader Preparation Program: An Institutional Commitment." All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.
The College of Education will host a Research and Development Education Summit from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, in Maucker Union. Faculty, staff and students are invited to learn more about research and development schools and how to transition MPLS to an R&D school. Keynote speaker Sharon Robinson, president and CEO of AACTE and four national R&D schools will present. For more information, contact Dwight Watson, dean of COE, at 273-2717. To RSVP, visit www.uni.edu/coe/news/RandD.
School of Music instructor of music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate a music education workshop at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.
RRTTC is hosting a two-night Water Testing Certification Workshop presented by IOWATER from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 11 and Tuesday, Oct. 12, in room 113 CEEE. There is a single rate fee of $20 per person which includes certification and one water testing kit. The group rate fee of $30 includes certification for up to five people and one water testing kit to share. This is a two-night class. Participants must attend both nights to be certified. For more information and to register for this event, visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e30z30vgb333311d&llr=o5e7oecab.
Volleyball hosts South Dakota State in Throwback Night at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6, in the West Gym. The Panthers host Bradley at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, in the McLeod Center.
Soccer hosts North Dakota at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 10, at the CVYSA Complex.
The UNI School of Music will present its annual Vocal Arts Festival for high school student vocalists preparing for all-state competition and interested in vocal music at UNI on Monday, Oct. 4 in the GBPAC. This event does require registration. For more information, contact Dyan.Meyer@uni.edu.
The UNI School of Music Piano and Organ Festival will be held at noon, Monday, Oct. 4, in Graham Hall and Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This festival will feature hands-on studies in piano and organ. This event requires registration. For more information, contact Robin.Guy@uni.edu.
UNI jazz combos, coordinated by Chris Merz and graduate assistant directors, will offer a concert featuring jazz standards and new arrangements at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
The hilarious MGM film is Broadway's new smash hit musical, and now "Legally Blonde the Musical" is coming to UNI. "Legally Blonde" follows sorority star Elle Woods, whose boyfriend dumps her for someone more "serious." Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. "Legally Blonde" will be performed at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 10, at the GBPAC. For tickets call 273-4TIX (4848), go online at www.gbpac.org or visit any UNItix outlet.
Faculty artist and educator Amanda McCandless will offer a recital on clarinet with Dmitri Vorobiev, piano, at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. The concert will feature works for clarinet by female composers. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Anibal Dos Santos will present a viola recital with UNI faculty artist Sean Botkin, piano, at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Dos Santos has appeared as the principal violist of the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra and professor at the National University of Colombia. This is event is free and open to the public.
The Symphonic Band, conducted by S. Daniel Galyen, will offer a shared concert with the UNI Jazz Panthers, directed by Robert Washut, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Brenda Harris, soprano, will offer a recital with faculty artist Korey Barrett, piano, at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Harris has appeared in leading roles with opera companies and orchestras throughout the world. In North America, she has been heard at the Metropolitan Opera, The Washington Opera, Minnesota Opera, New York City Opera and more. This event is free and open to the public.
The Wind Symphony, conducted by Ronald Johnson, will offer a shared Spotlight Series concert with UNI Jazz Band One, directed by Chris Merz, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.
Studio One Showcase brings Robbie Fulks and the Stone River Boys to Waterloo's Electric Park Ballroom Saturday, Oct. 9. Doors open at 7 p.m., showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. For more information, see http://iowapublicradio.org/index.php?ctask=first_run&cID=79
Come enjoy free music with CAB's acoustic artist series featuring Beau Bristow at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge. During the show Chat's will offer coffee deals. Buy a large hot beverage for the price of a small.
Faculty artist and educator Chris Buckholz will offer a recital on trombone with Sean Botkin, piano, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Bruce Barrie, trumpet, will offer a recital with faculty artist Polina Khatsko, piano, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. Barrie is a noted performer on modern and historical brasses. The recital will include compositions by Tommaso Albinoni, Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani and Ernest Sachse and will feature Barrie performing all of the selections on various historical trumpets. This event is free and open to the public.
Tickets are on sale for the Strayer-Wood Theatre's comedy "She Stoops to Conquer." Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 14-16 and 21-23, and 2 p.m., Oct. 17 and 24. This is a u-Card free event for UNI Students. Call the Box Office at 273-6381 for more information.
The Student Health Clinic will offer seasonal influenza vaccinations for students, faculty and staff. The 2,500 student vaccinations will be free of charge. The vaccines are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring your university ID with you to the clinic. For a schedule of vaccination clinics, visit http://www.uni.edu/health/.
Free, anonymous depression screenings will be offered at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Counseling Center (2nd floor Health Center). The screening lasts approximately one hour and provides information about depression and anxiety, signs and symptoms and ways to help. No registration needed. Call 273-2676 or e-mail Gretchen.Honsell@uni.edu with questions.
Are you a smoker or chewer who wants to quit? Have you tried and failed in the past? Brief or on-going consultation and support services are available through Wellness and Recreation Services. Contact Kathy.Green@uni.edu, 273-6921.
Prexy's will feature special vegetarian items the week of Oct. 4. Specials include veggie sausage pizza at Avanti; garden patty melt at Flares; Southwest veggie wrap at Fresco; and vegetarian lunch specials on Wednesday and Thursday at Wasabi. For more on retail promotions, visit www.uni.edu/dor/promotions or check us out on Facebook.
Biscotti's Hot Lunch Specials are from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday specials rotate baked potato bar, macaroni and cheese and Panther chili bar; Wednesdays, walking tacos; and Thursdays, chicken enchilada soup.
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Last Modified: October 1, 2010