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Monday, Nov. 8, 2010
A Higher Learning Commission review team will be on campus from Monday, Nov. 8 through Friday, Nov. 10, as part of UNI's reaccreditation process. Students are encouraged to attend the student open forum at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 8, in Ballroom A, MAU. Student participation is critical. Learn how you can help at http://www.uni.edu/accreditation/how-students-can-help-hlc-site-visit.
In an effort to be greener, the Office of the Registrar will not 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.
The PeopleSoft student systems will be offline for system patching from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13. This will affect the Online Application for Admission, the My Universe Portal, Campus Solutions and CRM.
UNI recently launched the "I am… UNI" campaign. The campaign is the result of three years of research and planning. Faculty, staff and students are invited to an informal, behind-the-scenes presentation about the brand campaign at 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 15, in the College Eye Room, MAU. Refreshments will be provided. To learn more about the campaign, see http://www.IamUNI.net/inside.
Rod Library is interested in learning how you feel about its services. Your input is important. Take the survey by Friday, Nov. 19, at http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22BEGPT7979.
Sunday was the end of daylight saving time, which is a good way to remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Even if your detectors are not signaling a low battery or "chirping," change the batteries. Now that cold weather is here, many of you will use space heaters. The university policy on space heater usage is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/ehso/tips/electrical.shtml. Information regarding placement and maintenance of smoke detectors, or general fire safety can be obtained by contacting the UNI Fire & Safety Specialist, Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every employer looks for evidence of good communication skills on a job applicant's resume. The spring 2011 course in Workplace Communication (620:102g) offers non-hypothetical experience in on-the-job communication. The spring 2011 course in Projects & Careers (620:177g) offers non-hypothetical experience in leading and managing workplace communication projects. Contact email@example.com for information on waiving prerequisites. Details are available at http://www.uni.edu/professional-writing/pwmoreinformation.
Do you want curbside recycling in Cedar Falls? If so, show your support at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 8, at City Hall. Help the UNI CurbSiders persuade the City Council to start a curbside recycling program.
What is your opinion of dining services on this campus? Take the four-minute survey this week and have some influence on future levels of service. Evaluate more than one dining venue and increase your chances to win one of the $50 Dining Dollar prizes. Link to the survey at http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/survey.htm. The login number is 124 (followed by your UNI ID number).
Under the sponsorship of UNI’s Diversity Council, the next Town Hall Meeting on Diversity will be held Thursday, Jan. 20, in the afternoon. Exact time and details will be announced soon. All UNI community members are invited to help UNI reach its vision of a campus where diversity enriches every aspect of campus life. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The contact information for Rebecca (Beccy) Johnson in the 2010-2011 Telephone Directory is wrong. Her campus address is: Office of International Programs, GIL 28, mail code 0520, phone 273-6807.
Scan your UNI ID at the following sporting events and become eligible to win a 16GB iPad or a gift card to University Book & Supply: UNI Volleyball at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12; UNI Football at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13; and UNI Basketball at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16.
Love UNI? Want to share it with others? Check out SAA. The Student Admissions Ambassadors (SAA) invite you to apply for the spring 2011 semester. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19. Applications can be accessed at http://www.uni.edu/admissions/saa/membership.html.
The Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement is accepting applications to support spring 2011 interns. The Koob Fund exists to provide financial assistance to students interning at nonprofit organizations in Iowa. Awards up to $2,000 are available for undergraduate students and $3,000 for graduate students. The deadline for applications is Friday, Nov. 12. For more information, visit http://www.uni-foundation.org/page.aspx?id=lotw36p87 or contact Julianne Gassman at 273-2264 or email@example.com.
Sign up a team for St. Jude's Up 'til Dawn event from 2 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the West Gym. Volunteers are needed to send letters to friends and family. There will be free food and a Buffalo Wild Wings wing eating contest. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/studentorgs/uptildawn or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need help with studying? Stressed about taking the PPST exam? Too busy during the week to go to the Reading & Learning Center? Come to the second floor of the Rod Library (near the metal art display) from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday evenings and work with an academic coach.
The Multicultural Teaching Alliance, an organization of undergraduate education majors, will host a multicultural teachers' reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, in the Georgian Lounge, COM. This event brings together teachers from the community who are dedicated to multicultural education.
Learn about another culture. Share about your own. The Culture and Intensive English Program is seeking families to host international students as part of the International Friendship Program. Families must be willing to commit to bringing an international student into their home at least once per month for conversation or a hot meal. If you're interested, e-mail email@example.com or print an application from http://www.uni.edu/ciep/ciepfamiliesandfriendsp.html.
The UNI Student Veterans Association will assist the Student Involvement and Activities Center's "Volunteer Tuesday" initiative in recognition of Veterans Day by tying yellow ribbons around trees on campus. If interested, contact either John Berglin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Steffanie Smith (email@example.com). Both groups will meet in the circle drive behind Maucker Union at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9. Ribbons will be provided.
The UNI Veterans Student Services Committee and Veteran Student Association will sponsor a luncheon for all student, faculty and staff veterans on campus from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11. Veterans will network and meet members of the Veterans Student Services Committee and the Student Veterans Association. If interested in attending, e-mail Veteran-Services@uni.edu and bring a form of Governmental Identification (Current/Expired Military ID, DD214, Promotion Warrant) to verify your veteran status.
Colleges Against Cancer will sell precut handprints for a $1 donation to honor/remember children who have been affected by cancer. To participate, stop by the information table between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in the SEC lobby. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The CAB Comedy Show with Cristela Alonzo and Adam Grabowski will be held from 9 to 10:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, MAU. Free food will be offered before the show. For more information, join the CAB Facebook Group page "UNI CAB," or check out the fall calendar at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/cab/.
A vigil to remember Janet McClain will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, at the fountain near the SEC. McClain worked for the university for 30 years.
Guest artist Roger Chase will present a viola master class at 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in Room 30, GBPAC. Born in London, violist Roger Chase studied at the Royal College of Music and has played as a soloist or chamber musician in major cities throughout the U.K., U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan, the Middle East, India, most of Eastern and all of Western Europe, and Scandinavia. This event is free and open to the public.
Every two seconds someone in America needs blood. St. Stephen's will host its fall blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in the basement community room. Whether i'ts blood, food donations or time, all are greatly needed and appreciated. Stop by the lounge, visit www.redcrossblood.org, or call 266-9863 to make an appointment. Contact Dawn (firstname.lastname@example.org), Lynnette (email@example.com) or Michael (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Help clean up the UNI bioswales at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 13. The bioswales are an important part of energy conservation and sustainability on the UNI campus. For more information on the cleanup, visit the Student Nature Society's Facebook page, or e-mail Susan Meerdink at email@example.com.
USA Ballroom Dance Champions Nels Petersen and Theresa Kimler will teach workshops Saturday, Nov. 13, in WRC 185. The workshops are free and open to everyone. Come learn how to ballroom dance from some of the best in the world. The workshops will be as follows: 9 a.m., swing - beginning to advanced; 10 a.m., waltz - beginning; 11 a.m., rumba - intermediate; and noon, tango - advanced. For more information, contact Daniel Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-3560.
Join the Office of International Programs for a kick-off event for the 2010 International Education Week at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 14, in Lang Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public and features an introduction from Provost Gloria Gibson, keynote address by UNI international alum Guang Jin, musical and dance performances, and appetizers and refreshments.
The UNI circle of Omicron Delta Kappa will host the 2010 fall induction of new members from noon to 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 14, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. ODK members, inductees, as well as families and guests of those being honored, are welcome to attend. ODK is the oldest and sole honorary recognizing excellence in academics and leadership.
UNI Right to Life will offer free cupcakes to students and faculty at the following times and locations: from 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the front lobby, SEC; and from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov. 17, second floor, Lang Hall. For more information about UNI Right to Life, visit http://unirtl.weebly.com/.
Break into the New Year by skiing at Colorado's second largest ski resort. Steamboat Springs offers skiing for all abilities. From freshly groomed trails to double black diamond chutes, Steamboat Springs will keep you on your toes. Package includes: Transportation, lodging, lift ticket, and good times. For more information, see www.uni.edu/wellrec/outdoor_recreation/index.html.
Come check out To Write Love On Her Arms at 9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 8, in the Elm Room, MAU. This group is dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people suffering with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. Contact email@example.com for more information.
The North Iowa State Education Association will meet at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2, in SEC 129. A panel of teachers will discuss the Iowa Core curriculum. There will be door prizes and snacks.
Investigative writer, activist and public interest organization consultant John Stauber will speak at UNI at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 8, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. His lecture, "Toxic Sludge Is Good for You: How Propagandists Manage Democracy," is part of the Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series. Stauber will discuss a wide range of topics that illustrate the influence of unethical public relations practices, including how toxic sludge becomes "organic compost" for gardens, how BP has tried to position itself as an environmental leader, and how news "echo chambers" reinforce political and social biases favorable to sponsors and advertisers. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Chris Martin, professor of communication studies, at 273-7155, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Johanna Foster, Ph.D., and Kimran Buckholz, Ph.D., from Wartburg College will discuss their research project involving bison and plant communities at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center, located on West 27th Street, one-quarter mile west of the McLeod Center. Part of the project involves looking at bison feces and using DNA extraction to determine the gender of the animal to hopefully better understand bison sexual segregation. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, email@example.com, or 273-3828.
Looking forward to holiday shopping but don't know where the money will come from? The Holidays on a Budget workshop will help you create and stick to a holiday budget that works for you. The workshop will offer tips for not overspending during the holidays and how to set spending limits. The workshop will be offered multiple times during the week before Thanksgiving break. To register, visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start&admin_group=FINAID.
Nancy Newhoff, editor of the Waterloo Courier, will address the critical role that newspapers play in a democracy, from 4:45 to 5:45, Wednesday, Nov. 10, in SEC 116. Newhoff will discuss the Courier's focus, how news is selected and trends affecting newspapers. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact American Democracy Project at 273-6898.
Join members of the Department of Political Science for a forum discussing "Election 2010: What Did it Mean?" from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday Nov. 10, in SEC 246. For more information, contact Donna Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DyAnn Longseth, vice president at Veridian Credit Union, will discuss how Veridian has integrated leadership concepts and practices throughout the organization, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in SEC 323. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Leadership Studies at 273-6898.
Barbara Risman, renowned gender and family scholar, will present a lecture "Hooking Up and the Sexual Revolution" at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12, in CBB 320. Risman's research examines the changing meanings of sexuality and respect among Millennials. A reception will follow the lecture.
Maureen White, president of Cedar Falls AAUW, will discuss the process for being appointed or volunteering for government boards, committees and commissions from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, at University Book & Supply. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact American Democracy Project at 273-6898.
Start a Business I & II workshop will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, in BCS 33. Advance registration is required. Call 273-5732 or e-mail email@example.com.
Kris Meyer, a motivational storyteller, will present The Power of Storytelling at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, in SEC 323. Meyer has more than 25 years of storytelling experience. Come learn how storytelling can be used to make connections, build relationships, create meaningful counseling sessions and teach about life to all ages. Free and open to all.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Dmitri Vorobiev will present a piano recital featuring the work of Ludwig van Beethoven at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Vorobiev plans to perform all piano works of Beethoven in a concert series beginning with this recital. This event is free and open to the public.
The Northern Iowa Wind Symphony will offer its fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artists Mark Votapek, cello, and Ralph Votapek, piano, will present a recital at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL Hall. Mark Votapek is assistant professor of cello at the University of Arizona School of Music and has served as principal cellist of the Honolulu Symphony and associate principal cellist of the Saint Louis Symphony. Pianist Ralph Votapek has made hundreds of appearances with major American orchestras; partnered by such legendary conductors as Rafael Kubelik, William Steinberg and Erich Leinsdorf; and is professor emeritus of piano at the Michigan State University College of Music. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNITUBA ensembles will offer a fall recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artists Roger Chase, viola, and Michiko Otaki, piano, will present a recital at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Chase is a celebrated viola soloist and chamber musician who has performed in major cities throughout the U.K., U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan, the Middle East and more. Otaki, who regularly collaborates with Chase, is a stellar pianist who has recorded and toured with the Slovak Sinfonietta, Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic, Brno Chamber Soloists and the Pilsen Philharmonic. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Suzuki School will present its biannual recital weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13 and 14 at various times in RSL. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/music/suzuki.
The UNI Chamber Wind Players will offer a fall recital at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
The Northwind Quintet will offer a fall recital at 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, featuring UNI School of Music faculty artists Tom Barry, oboe; Amanda McCandless, clarinet; David Rachor, bassoon; and Yu-Ting Su, horn. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Horn Choir will offer a fall recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Symphonic Band and the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will present a fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI School of Music student composers will showcase their work in this fall recital at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Chopin Bonanza #3 will be held at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. In a continuing celebration of the 200th anniversary of Chopin's birth, faculty artist Dmitri Vorobiev will coordinate this third and final recital in a series of performances featuring student musicians from the piano studio at UNI. This event is free and open to the public.
Volleyball hosts Indiana State at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12. The Panthers host Illinois State at 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13. Both matches are in the McLeod Center.
Swimming hosts South Dakota State at 8 a.m. and Northern Colorado at noon, Saturday, Nov. 13, in the Glen F. Henry Pool.
Football hosts Missouri State in the final home game of the regular season at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, in the UNI-Dome.
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