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Monday, Oct. 18, 2010
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. Check out the information at www.uni.edu/its/services/security/security-awareness.
The winners for the Office of Admissions "I Am Purple and Gold" video contest have been announced. To see the winners, visit www.uni.edu/admissions or www.facebook.com/UNIAdmissions.
If you have seen at least five episodes of the TV show "Lie to Me," consider participating in a focus group that will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25, in LNG 365. For more information and a formal invitation, e-mail Shannon Erb at Shannon.firstname.lastname@example.org.
To kickoff the eigth celebration of Campus Sustainability Day, the UNI Office of Sustainability will sponsor a webcast of David Gershon, renowned author and social change advocate, from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, in CEEE 115. It will offer social change tools and strategies on how to reduce carbon at UNI, and in the community.
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.
Lauren Finke, executive director of the Volunteer Center of the Cedar Valley, and Gerri Perreault, chair of the UNI Democracy Project, will provide information from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Maucker Union Old Gold Room, on how to participate in the Monday, Jan. 17, "Day of Service."
This week marked the official public launch of a new brand campaign to promote UNI and help drive student recruitment. The "I am..." campaign is the result of three years of intensive market research, analysis and planning. The campaign has many parts including online advertising and TV commercials. This is the first comprehensive initiative of its type for UNI. For more information, visit http://www.IamUNI.net/inside.
In the next couple of weeks, the UNI Student Employment office will begin removing Federal Work study from students who have not yet secured a work study job. These work study funds will be reallocated to students who have been on the waiting list. If you have not secured a work study position, but are still interested in keeping your federal work study with the intention of seeking employment this academic year, e-mail the Student Employment Office at email@example.com with your intentions by Friday, Oct. 29.
Find the Word of the Day on Facebook at Reading & Learning Center, UNI. Post a famous quotation using the Word of the Day, pen your own or, "like" your favorite quotation. Earn the most "likes" and win a hot chocolate, coffee or tea.
In light of the upcoming elections, 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.
The office of Student Disability Services is celebrating National Disability Awareness Month. Check out this month's newsletter at http://www.uni.edu/sds/StudentNews.shtml.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Women undergraduate or graduate students in any higher education institution in Iowa who are interested in a career in higher education should mark their calendars and plan to attend The Way Up Conference on Nov. 4 and 5, in Cedar Rapids. Several women leaders from UNI will present at the conference. For more information, contact Doreen Hayek at email@example.com or 273-7300 or Shelley Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-7736. http://www.uni.edu/ietti/wayup/2010_conference/index.html.
Immerse yourself in the art, culture, history and beauty of Greece this June and earn Capstone credit. Informational meetings are available at noon and 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, and Monday, Nov. 1, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. For more information, contact Bruess at 273-2752 or email@example.com and visit www.uni.edu/global/greece.
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.
Internships are available to work at U.S. Military Child Development Centers in Germany, Italy, England, Belgium, Hawaii and Florida for spring semester 2011. Travel, housing and a living stipend are paid. The internship includes 12 credit hours (undergraduate or graduate) from UNI. Prior experience working with children is required. To apply, e-mail Susan Edginton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Briefly describe your experience working with children as well as your educational background. The subject line should say: UNI/OL.
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/.
Would you like an internship with the Walt Disney Company? This paid internship is a one-of-a-kind magical experience. Learn about the Disney College Program at an information session at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, in StudioIT 1, located in the ITTC 134. RSVP to Amy Schon at email@example.com and bring headphones.
Think you're funny? Need to prove it? Be a comedian at UNISTA's Stand Up Comedy Night, Saturday, Nov. 6. To join the ranks of our comedians, e-mail your name, contact information, and outline or script of your act to UNISTAboard@UNISTAonline.org by Monday, Nov. 1. For more information, visit www.UNISTAonline.org.
Come to the design presentations for the production of "Mother Hicks" at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. All are invited to learn more about the play.
The 23rd Street Market, Biscotti's, Prexy's, Essentials and Chats will feature specials during Homecoming week. Sign up to win at any location. Daily drawings include a Rockstar fridge, Homecoming football tickets, autographed memorabilia and other prizes. For more on retail promotions, visit www.uni.edu/dor/promotions or check us out on Facebook.
Stop by and enjoy different varieties of chili every day now through Friday, Oct. 29. Chuckwagon Chili, Zesty Beef Chili, Mexican Chicken Chili and five others will be offered. For more on retail promotions, visit www.uni.edu/dor/promotions.
Women's and Gender Studies will host the Fifth Annual Safe Date Tailgate from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, in the southwest corner of the north WRC parking lot. The Safe Date Tailgate is designed to highlight October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and provide resources to students about healthy relationships. Stop by for free BBQ sandwiches, drinks and fun raffles and give-aways.
The Graduate Student Social Network is hosting Graduate Student Pumpkin Carving from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26, in the CME. Family members of graduate students are welcome. To reserve a pumpkin, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Oct. 18.
The UNI Forensics team will host a debate between two students representing the major party candidates for Iowa's gubernatorial race, Chet Culver and Terry Branstad, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, in LNG 040. Each student will present a five to six minute persuasive speech defending their candidates followed by a discussion with the audience. The debate will be free and open to the public. The debate will last about one hour; doors will open at 6:45 p.m. For more information, contact Kate Lavelle at email@example.com or 273-7200.
Come to the Zumba Halloween Dance from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, at WRC courts five and six. Free and open to everyone. Check out the newest fitness dance craze. Costumes are encouraged but not required.
Join the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers at 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18, in the Maucker Union Elm Room to discuss, "The Ethics of Blasphemy." Faith Forum involves small group discussion among believers and non-believers where individuals can disagree strongly and openly on matters of faith, but still retain a personal respect for each other.
The UNI American Sign Language Club's next meeting will be at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the Maucker Union University Room. Nancy Moothart, a hearing-impaired program teacher/coordinator from AEA 267, will speak. Open to all students regardless of hearing status or signing ability. Interpreter always provided. Check us out on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=130614202380&ref=ts or search for UNI ASL Club in groups.
UNI SHRM will meet at Carlos O' Kelly's Mexican Restaurant on University Avenue at 5 p.m., Thursday Oct. 21, for a social. Non-alcoholic beverages and chips will be provided. If you need transportation or have any questions contact a UNI SHRM executive or e-mail Mellany Shipton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNI Entrepreneurs (UNI-E) group will meet at 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, 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 email@example.com.
Artists, poets, chefs and architects all need inspiration for their creations. Come and create art inspired by Museum objects, write interesting poetry, decorate sugar cookies, view beautiful works of art and design LEGO structures from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 30, at the University Museum. The cost is $10 per family due with registration by Tuesday, Oct. 26.
The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education will show two films: "Invisible Children," about child soldiers in Uganda, and "For Tomorrow: The TOMS Shoes Story." The films will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the CME.
The BBC series "The Private Life of a Masterpiece" will be shown at 1:30 p.m., at the University Museum. The schedule is "Renaissance Masterpieces," Oct. 30; "Impressionism and Post Impressionists," Nov. 6; "Masterpieces of Sculpture," Nov. 20; and "Masterpieces of the Twentieth Century," Dec. 4. Free and open to the public.
"Exploring Southern Italy Through Science, Education, and the UNI Capstone Experience" will be the subject of a talk by Chad Heinzel, geology. Learn about last summer's Capstone course in southern Italy and plans for the class in summer 2011 at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18, in LAT 125.
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.
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. Advance registration is required. To register call 273-5732 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Drake Martin will help participants analyze their leadership styles by identifying their style on the Myers-Briggs Inventory from 3:30 to 4:50 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, in SEC 323. Participants may purchase an inventory at University Book and Supply (bring results to session) or complete a short version at the workshop.
Get Brad and Angie Barber’s take on how to succeed in this economic environment as they offer advice on turning your business into a franchise at noon, Thursday, Oct. 21. They are the founders and owners of Cabin Coffee of Clear Lake, Iowa. You can access the webinar at http://www.myentre.net/tabId/75/itemId/740/An-Entrepreneurs-Perspective-Cabin-Coffee.aspx.
Two sessions in the Intellectual Property workshop will be offered: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, in BCS 33 or 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, in BCS 128. Advance registration is required. To register, call 273-5732 or e-mail email@example.com.
Hear a lecture by Tim Wise, anti-racist essayist, educator and author, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the GBPAC-Great Hall. Wise speaks on issues of comparative racism, race and education, racism and religion and racism in the labor market. For more details, contact the CME.
Otto MacLin, psychology, will discuss how the brain causes misperceptions, including errors in eye-witness identification, from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, in SRL 115. MacLin provides workshops for jurors. For more information, contact: ADP-UNI@UNI.edu.
Stop Relationship Abuse: Domestic Violence Forum will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the Maucker Union Ballroom B &C. A father will talk about his daughter's domestic violence-related murder followed by panel presentation by advocates and police on how to access victim services on campus and in the community.
UNI and the College of Education are launching a new professional webinar series, "Hot Topics in Education: Professional Development Webinars," for educators. These free one-hour webinars taught by faculty and staff will be offered once a month, September through May. This month's webinar from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, is on "Classroom Management for the First-Year Teacher." For more information or to register, visit http://www.uni.edu/coe/about/coe-professional-development-webinars or contact Mary Herring, at 273-2719.
This year’s retention elections for Iowa Supreme Court justices have been controversial, with some groups urging that several justices be ousted in response to their 2009 decision on same-sex marriage. The Department of Political Science will present a panel discussion on trends in judicial selection nationwide and in Iowa, and the implications on this election for the future of the Iowa judiciary. Scott Peters, Department of Political Science at UNI, will be joined by Malia Reddick and Rachel Payne Caufield, both affiliated with the American Judicature Society at Drake University. The discussion will take place at 3:30 p.m., Thursday,Oct. 28, in SRL 115.
CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, Nov. 1, in the CME, Maucker Union, room 109A. Dwight Watson, dean of the College of Education, will present "Exploring Social Connectivity through Adolescent Queer Literature." The Women’s & 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. http://www.uni.edu/womenstudies/ProgramingEvents.htm.
Loren Lown, director of Polk County Conservation, will discuss research being done at the Chichaqua Bottoms Natural Area at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct., 27, at UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center, located on West 27th street, one-quarter mile west of the McLeod Center. This study looks at the use of goat browsing and cattle grazing on land undergoing restoration to mimic native animals' impact on the original ecosystem. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 273-3828
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.
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.
UNI is the only stop in Iowa for Bob Dylan and his Band's tour. See them at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 24, at the McLeod Center. All tickets are reserved and are $30 for UNI students plus fees. Tickets can be purchased by calling the ticket office at 273-4849, or visit the box office in person.
Visiting ensemble Areon Flutes will offer a recital at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Areon Flutes, a professional flute chamber music ensemble, provides audiences a fresh new outlook on traditional chamber music. Noted for innovative programming and collaborations, Areon is establishing itself as a premier chamber music ensemble in the U.S. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Julia Bullard will present a viola recital with guest artist Michael Kimber, at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Chopin Bonanza #2, will be held at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. In a continuing celebration of the 200th anniversary of Chopin’s birth, faculty artist Dmitri Vorobiev will coordinate this recital featuring student musicians from the piano studios at UNI. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI Jazz Band One, under the direction of Chris Merz will offer a fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.
Volleyball hosts Drake at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22. The Panthers host Creighton at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23. Both matches will be in the McLeod Center. Fans who have a ticket to Saturday's football game can attend Saturday's match free.
Football hosts Illinois State in a Homecoming matchup at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, in the UNI-Dome.
Swimming holds its alumni meet at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, in the Glen F. Henry Pool.
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.
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.
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.
Come to Love Your Body from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, in CME 109A. Enjoy free food and drinks while discussing the importance of a positive body image and loving our own body. For more information, e-mail Ariel Smith at email@example.com.
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 273-7167 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html.
You have enough things to haul to and from campus. Half- and long-lockers are available for rent at Health Beat. Contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or email@example.com. Sign-up is also available at Health Beat, just ask a fitness supervisor.
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