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Monday, Oct. 11, 2010

NEWS:

LAST CHANCE FOR FREE FLU SHOT:

The Student Health Clinic will offer seasonal influenza vaccinations for students, faculty, and staff. The last clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Commons 120. The vaccine is free for students. Please bring your university ID with you to the clinic.

 
REGISTER YOUR ORGANIZATION OR TEAM FOR HOMECOMING EVENTS:

Student organizations are invited to register for Homecoming at www.uni.edu/homecoming. Wednesday, Oct. 13 is the deadline for the Pride Cry Competition and the Panther Festival. Show your organization's school spirit by signing up today. For more information, call 273-2683.

 

ATTENTION FALL 2010 GRADUATES:

In an effort to be greener, the Office of the Registrar will no longer mail any information pertaining to commencement/graduation. Instead, it has developed an informational web page and a Commencement RSVP Web form. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/registrar/story/attention-fall-2010-graduates-and-commencement-attendees.

 

VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

In light of the upcoming election season, the Office of the Registrar is providing the university community with voter registration information at http://www.uni.edu/registrar/students/current-students/voter-registration. Questions pertaining to voter registration can be directed to the registrar's office or to the Secretary of State.

 

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES NEWSLETTER:

The office of Student Disability Services is celebrating National Disability Awareness Month. Check out this month's newsletter to learn about upcoming events like "In My Shoes" program on Oct. 14 and 15. View the newsletter at . http://www.uni.edu/sds/StudentNews.shtml

 

UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLE:

The 2011-2012 UNIversity Scholarship Application (USA) is now available for completion. Students can apply for departmental and university scholarships by completing this 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

 

CRIME REPORTS:

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.

 

STRAYER-WOOD THEATRE NEEDS USHERS:

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 through 16 and 21 through 23 or 2 p.m., Oct. 17 and 24. Ushers must be available one hour prior to performances. For more information, e-mail traci.gaydos@uni.edu.

 

BCS SHARES STATEWIDE IMPACT:

UNI's Business and Community Services serves thousands of businesses, communities and entrepreneurs each year. View how each BCS program is making an impact throughout Iowa. http://www.bcs.uni.edu/thelinkage.

 

IMSEP NEWSLETTER:

The Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership (IMSEP) headquartered on UNI's campus, is a collaboration among the three Regent universities to advance math and science in Iowa. For an update on IMSEP's activities around the state, read past newsletters at http://www.iowamathscience.org/newsletters/. For more information, contact Tonja Richards at tonja.richards@uni.edu.

 

NEW FEATURES IN PANTHER PROWLER:

Rod Library Panther Prowler users can now create personal accounts to save favorite citations and to store customized, searchable lists of databases. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/2683ght.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY:

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 steffers@uni.edu or 273-7422 for more information.

 

STRESSED ABOUT MIDTERMS?:

Stressed about midterm exams? Meet with an academic coach at the Reading & Learning Center (008 ITTC, 273-2361) for help with studying and reading. Academic coaches are also available from 7 to 10 p.m., on Sundays, in the Rod Library, on the second floor near the art display. Look for The A-Team sign.

 

CAMP ADVENTURE CHILD & YOUTH SERVICES:

Camp Adventure Child & Youth Services hires students to work with children on U.S. military bases all over the world including: USA, Japan, Okinawa, Korea, Germany, Russia, Italy, England, Belgium, Spain, Guam and more. Benefits include: paid travel and housing, living stipend, 12-credit hours (undergraduate or graduate) from UNI. It's also a great resume builder. The first step to getting involved is attending a Leadership Assessment Center (interview session) from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16 (freshmen) OR from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13 (all classes) in WRC 204. There are also fall and spring internship opportunities. For more information or to confirm your attendance, e-mail staff.development@campadventure.com or visit www.campadventure.com.

 

NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE (NSE) INFO MEETING:

Explore NSE and learn how to attend one of 179 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada while paying UNI tuition, at an NSE informational meeting at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18, in the Maucker Union University Room. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and have completed at least 30 hours of credit at the time of exchange. Learn more at www.uni.edu/continuinged/nse.

 

CONNECTING ALUMNI TO STUDENTS (CATS)- APPLY NOW:

Looking for an awesome opportunity to show your Panther Pride? Apply to become a member of the CATS organization. The CATS offers many opportunities to connect with alumni, friends and benefactors, promote Panther Pride and serve as the official tradition keepers at UNI. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27.

For more information, visit www.unialum.org/cats/.

 

VOLUNTEER TUESDAYS:

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, 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 steffers@uni.edu or 273-7422.

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TRUMPET MASTER CLASS:

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.

 

talkTALK BACK WITH LARAMIE PROJECT COMPANY MEMBERS:

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.

 

YWCA WEEK WITHOUT VIOLENCE CONFERENCE:

Network with community leaders, teachers, counselors and others who share an interest in violence prevention at a conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Hawkeye Community College. Keynote speaker Robert Minor will present "Making Real Men: The Journey of Our Boys." Breakout sessions include domestic violence in African American communities, cyberbullying, human trafficking and homophobia. The $30 fee includes a box lunch. Pre-register only by Saturday, Oct 16. E-mail rchill@uni.edu for a registration form. UNI Women's and Gender Studies is co-sponsoring this event.

 

RUN FOR THE PRESERVES:

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 fee on race day is $10.

 

NISG AND THE HUB PRESENT: VOTER- PALOOZA AND A FREE SHOW:

Come enjoy a free show by the Pork Tornadoes and The Diz Diz, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Hub. Vote in a mock election for governor, register to vote, learn more about the 2010 candidates and fill out absentee ballots. All UNI students (18 years and older, with a college ID) are welcome.

 

HOMECOMING 5K RUN/WALK:

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.

 
 

MEETINGS/CLUBS:

AID MEETING:

The Awareness for Individuals with Disabilities (AID) student organization will meet at 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 11, in the State College 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.

 

CEDAR VALLEY DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS:

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.

 

UNI FCA EVENT TONIGHT: 8 P.M. 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: Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 15 and Dec. 6. 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:

Check out To Write Love On Her Arms UNI, at 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 11, 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 READING ASSOCIATION MEETING:

Student Reading Association will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, in SEC 246. Emily Guetzlaff, MAE, will discuss "Writing Instruction in the Literacy Classroom." Come early for snacks starting at 6:30. All members receive a free book. Contact Sarah Heddinger at heddings@uni.edu for more information.

 

VETERANS OCTOBER MEET & GREET:

The Student Veterans Organization will host a meet and greet from 4:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, in Maucker Union's Elm Room. Goals for the coming year will be discussed.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

ART EXHIBITION:

Now through Sunday, Oct. 24, the UNI Gallery of Art will present "The Untraceable Present: Paintings by Duane Slick," an alumnus of the UNI Department of Art. Slick, a Mesqwaki artist, is a professor of painting and printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

 

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:

DIVERSITY DISCUSSION:

Upsilon Nu Iota Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota will host a diversity discussion at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 11, in SEC 423. Members from UNI PROUD and the International Student Organization will participate in a discussion to promote awareness of diversity and answer questions. Everyone is invited.

 
SMALL BUSINESS ACCOUNTING II:

A Small Business Accounting II workshop will be offered from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, in BCS 33. Pre-requisite: Small Business Accounting I. Advance registration is required.

 

THE WORLD OF SOIL MICROORGANISMS AND PRAIRIE RESTORATION:

Elizabeth M. Bach will discuss the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center. Learn about the true capacity for CRP areas to provide ecosystem services such as atmospheric carbon sequestration, soil stabilization and soil organic matter accrual. This research specifically investigates the role of plant community diversity and soil texture on soil microbial community recovery and soil nutrient cycling in CRP restorations. For more information, contact Ryan Welch at 3-3828 or e-mail rwelch@uni.edu.

 

SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING WORKSHOP:

A Small Business Marketing Workshop will be offered from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, in BCS 33, and again from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18, in BCS 128. Advance registration is required.

 

IOWA IMMIGRATION SPEAKER-MARK GREY:

Mark Grey, anthropology, and the state's leading expert on immigration will cosponsor an open forum/discussion with the Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration and Hispanic Latino Student Union at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, in the Hemisphere Lounge, Maucker Union. The forum/discussion will analyze the effects of immigration in Iowa.

 

'IN MY SHOES' EVENT:

Curious about disability? Experience disability firsthand from noon to 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, and from 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, Oct. 15, in the State College Room in Maucker Union. Individuals will be led through disability simulations such as blindness, deafness and use of a wheelchair. This will be a fun and educational experience. Educate yourself about the largest minority group in the nation.

 

THE 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 UNI CEEE Auditorium on "The Politics of Happiness." He'll address happiness as the hot new science, what makes us happy, which are the happiest countries and why, and the connection between time, happiness and sustainability.

 

SOURCES OF FINANCING FOR A SMALL BUSINESS:

A Small Business Financing Workshop will be offered from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, in BCS 33 and again from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, in BCS 128. Avance registration is required.

 

LECTURE ON ASSYRIAN BRUTALITY:

Robert Dise, history, will present "Contextualizing Assyrian Brutality" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, in SRL 115. The lecture is free and open to the public.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

ACOUSTIC ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS:

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.

 

TROMBONE RECITAL:

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.

 

TRUMPET RECITAL:

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.

 

CALL IT SWING: A JAZZ BLUES AUTOETHNOGRAPHY:

Tami Spry, a professor of performance studies at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, will perform "Call It Swing: A Jazz Blues Autoethnography," at 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15, in the Interpreters Theatre, LNG 40. The performance is Spry's reflection on her father's 25 years as a jazz drummer and focuses on issues of gender violence, mental illness, race relationships, shamanic healing and loss. The performance is free and open to the public.

 

DORAN ESPE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL:

The Brothers of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia will present a recital featuring some of UNI's top musicians performing a wide variety of music ranging from acappela to jazz to classical, at 6 pm., Wednesday, Oct. 13, in Graham Chamber Music Hall, RSL. Free and open to the public.

 

STRAYER-WOOD THEATRE TICKES NOW ON SALE:

Tickets are on sale for the Strayer-Wood Theatre's comedy "She Stoops to Conquer." Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 14 through 16 and 21 through 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.

 

UNI CONCERT CHORALE:

The UNI Concert Chorale will offer a concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 17, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI SINGERS AND WOMEN'S CHORUS:

The UNI Women's Chorus will join with the UNI Singers to offer a concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX..

 

NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:

The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer its fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX..

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

INTRAMURAL 6-ON-6 VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES:

Open to men, women and co-rec. A mandatory managers' meeting will take place at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, in SEC 247. Make-up managers' meetings will be offered at 3:15 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25, in WRC 103 and Tuesday, Oct. 26, in WRC 150. Register between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 25 and 26, in WRC 161. League play begins Wednesday, Nov. 3. For more information, call 273-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL OFFICIALS WANTED:

Open to men and women. Anyone interested in officiating intramural volleyball must attend an Officials' Rules Clinic at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, or Wednesday, Oct. 27, in WRC 155. Starting pay is $7.25 to $7.50 per hour. For more information, call 273-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT:

Open to faculty, staff and students, the tournament will be held at 1:15 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 31. Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 25 through 27, in WRC 161. There is an entry fee of $20 per team with a two-game guarantee. A managers' meeting will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, in SEC 247. For more information, call 273-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL PASS AND KICK:

Contest for men and women from 9:15 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the UNI-Dome, northeast corner.
Register from 9 to 10:45 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12. Pass and kick contest is for men. Pass and punt contest is for women. For more information, call 273-7262.

 
DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY:

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.

 

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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