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Monday, Nov. 29, 2010

NEWS:

ATTENTION FALL 2010 GRADUATES AND COMMENCEMENT ATTENDEES

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/students/current-students/graduation-and-commencement.

 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE SUE FOLLON EXEMPLARY SERVICE AWARD

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to nominate staff in the Division of Student Affairs for the annual Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. This award honors employees who are committed to quality and excellence and whose efforts and achievements exceed expectations. Submission deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 7. More detailed information and the nomination form are at http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/suefollonnomination.

 

DIVERSITY MATTERS AWARD NOMINATIONS - DUE DEC. 15

Nominations for the Diversity Matters awards are now being accepted. Eligible nominees include students, faculty or staff members who have made exceptional contributions to achieving UNI’s diversity-related goals. The awards will be presented at the Town Hall Meeting for Diversity on Thursday, Jan. 20. For more information and a nomination form, visit http://preview.tinyurl.com/2bwn4de. For more information on the town hall, visit http://www.uni.edu/diversity/townhall.shtml.

 

SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

About 1,000 families in the Cedar Valley are in need of clothing and toys this holiday season and need help. Stop by one of the giving trees located at Prexy's and Essentials in Maucker Union, Biscotti's in Redeker Center, and 23rd St. Market in the Commons. Choose an ornament from the tree, purchase the item and return the unwrapped purchase to any of the giving tree locations. Donation collection ends at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8.

 

UNI SEVERE WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations are made via UNI Alert, local radio and TV stations and the UNI home page (www.uni.edu). The local TV stations also list closings and delays on their Web sites. See http://www.uni.edu/resources/weather for more information.

 

PROFESSIONAL WRITING COURSE OFFERINGS

A spring course, Introduction to Professional Writing (620:077), offers a behind-the-scenes look at workplace communication design. Another spring 2011 course, Projects & Careers (620:177g), offers non-hypothetical experience in creating and managing workplace communication projects (this course is a great networking opportunity). Contact prof-writing@uni.edu for information on waiving prerequisites.

 

NORTHEAST IOWA FOOD BANK DRIVE AT ESSENTIALS

Help support the Northeast Iowa Food Bank by dropping off canned goods or donating money at Essentials in Maucker Union now through Tuesday, Nov. 30. Help surpass last year's donation of 130 pounds of food and $266. Each dollar raised buys $11 worth of groceries. Look for special discounts with each donation level met at Essentials.

 

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES NEWSLETTER

The November 2010 newsletter from Student Disability Services has been posted online. Read about upcoming events to help students find employment, tips on discussing tough topics and more. Read the newsletter at http://www.uni.edu/sds/StudentNews.shtml.

 

UNI WIRELESS SATISFACTION SURVEY

A fellow student needs help in completing an assessment project. Please complete a short survey on wireless services provided by ITS Network Services. Go to MyUniverse and click the link under Current Announcements.

 

RECLAIM YOUR HOLIDAYS

Find tips for reclaiming your holidays and making them green at the Center for Energy and Environmental Education's website and Facebook page...plus, share your own tips and stories. For more information, visit www.reclaimyourholidays.org or http://on.fb.me/aMiwqC.

 

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

ATTENTION: INTERNS AT NONPROFITS CAN GET FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM KOOB FUND

The Koob Fund application deadline has been extended to Friday, Dec. 3. The Koob Fund provides 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. For more information, visit

http://www.uni-foundation.org/page.aspx?id=lotw36p87 or contact Julianne Gassman at 3-2264 or e-mail gassman@uni.edu.

 
VOLUNTEER TUESDAYS

Every Tuesday the Student Leadership Center, in cooperation with the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley, has organized opportunities for students to work in the local community and give back. Each week, a different community agency is served so students can experience the flavor of some of the agencies in the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area that need help. Sign up for the day(s) and time that fit your schedule. The Student Leadership Center will provide: transportation to and from campus to the agency, beverages and snacks, and a T-shirt. 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 - steffers@uni.edu, 273-7422.

 
RA RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION, 2011-2012

Are you a leader? Do you know a student who loves to help others? The Department of Residence is looking for resident assistants for the 2011-2012 academic year. RAs receive compensated room and board and a $1,200 stipend. Applications are accepted through Friday, Jan. 14. Visit www.uni.edu/dor/raapplication to learn more and/or to apply. If you need assistance with uploading your resume, check out examples on the application site or visit Career Services. If you have questions about the process, contact Adrienne Appler at adrienne.appler@uni.edu. If your student organization is interested in learning more about the RA position, contact amanda.mesirow@uni.edu and a representative can speak to your group.

 
BECOME A TEAM CAPTAIN FOR RELAY FOR LIFE

Relay for Life team captains are needed at UNI. Attend a come-and-go meeting to register online and receive information from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 30, or Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the Schindler IRTS lab. Relay For Life will be held Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9. For more information, e-mail mccartys@uni.edu.

 

NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE

Explore NSE and learn how to attend one of 179 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada while paying UNI tuition. Come to an NSE informational meeting at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the Presidential Room, MAU. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and have completed at least 30 hours of credit at the time of exchange. Learn more at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/nse.

 

DRUPAL ASSISTANCE

ITS - Educational Technology and University Relations will offer Drupal office hours twice monthly. Faculty, staff or students can get help with any UNI Drupal website. Drupal experts will be on hand to help field theming, site-building and content-editing questions. Office hours are from 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesdays, Dec. 7 and 21, in the Production House, ITTC 108.

 

NEW CAPSTONE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND

Information sessions for a Capstone course in England and Scotland will be offered at 2 p.m. Fridays, Dec 3 and 10, in GIL 9. For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad/capstone-england-and-scotland.

 

UNDERSTANDING YOUR SOURCES IN THE LIBRARY

Working on an annotated bibliography or a critical review paper? Wish you had someone in the library who could help you understand your sources after you find them? Find an A-Team reading tutor in the library from 7 to 10 p.m. on Sundays to help you read the research you gather.

 

ARE YOU A FAN OF FOX TELEVISION'S SHOW 'LIE TO ME'?

If you have seen five or more episodes of “Lie to Me," consider participating in a one-on-one interview to collect data for a master's research paper exploring deception detection. Interviews will be scheduled based on participant availability. E-mail Shannon Erb at shannon.erb@uni.edu for more information.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

BLOOD DRIVE AT MAUCKER UNION

SAE Fraternity and the Red Cross will host a blood drive Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Sign up online at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code 740, or sign up between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 29 or Tuesday, Nov. 30, at an information table across from Chats in MAU. Walk-ins are also welcome.

 

WORLD AIDS DAY

Wednesday, Dec. 1, is World AIDS Day. Participate in a scavenger hunt designed to bring awareness about Iowans living with HIV/AIDS. Get a team of three to four people. Register between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the WRC lobby. Cost is $20; the winning team gets $50. For more information, call Joan Thompson with UNI Health Services at 273-2137 or joan.thompson@uni.edu.

 

T-SHIRT SALE

T-shirts and other gifts will be available for sale at the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society sale on Tuesday, Nov. 30; Wednesday, Dec. 1; and Thursday, Dec. 2, in the SEC lobby.

 

FUNDRAISER FOR SALVATION ARMY

Want a simple way to give back this holiday season? Decorate cookies for yourself or a friend, and help those experiencing poverty and homelessness in our community. Stop by Maucker Union between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, and Friday, Dec. 3, to buy sugar cookies, $1 for two cookies. Other treats and crafts will be available for purchase as well.

 

DINING FOR DOLLARS, A BENEFIT FOR THE NORTHEAST IOWA FOOD BANK

It's estimated that one in eight Iowans goes to bed hungry. This holiday season, you can make a difference in an easy and fun way. Dining for Dollars, a fundraiser for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo. The event will consist of a meal, live music, prizes and various speakers from the Cedar Valley community. Purchase tickets by Thursday, Nov. 25, for a discount. More information and tickets are available at http://diningfordollarsneifb.eventbrite.com/.

 

OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

Experience Christmas in the 1940s with an evening of crafts and caroling from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, at Marshall Center One-Room School. The cost is $1 per child; children must be accompanied by an adult. Register and pay by Tuesday, Nov. 23. For more information, call 273-2188.


CELEBRATE THE SEASONS DEC. 2

The annual Celebrate the Seasons event will take place from 8 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, MAU. Celebrate the Seasons is a free, interactive and fun-filled event for all. Enjoy craft activities, free snacks, hot chocolate and music. All activities are first-come, first-served. For more information, e-mail Kim Kluesner at kluesnek@uni.edu.


UNI HOLIDAY POTTERY SALE

Buy unique holiday gifts at the UNI student pottery sale from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3, and from noon until 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, in KAB North 126.

 

WINTER PRAYER RETREAT

Explore different forms of prayer from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Hartman Reserve Nature Center. Activities will include a full-sized indoor labyrinth, yoga, soul collage and meditation. A soup supper will be provided. More information can be found at the Wesley Foundation, across from the presiden'ts house, or contact allyngb@uni.edu.

 

UNI CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER AUCTION AND COOKIE WALK

The UNI Child Development Center will host its third annual silent auction and cookie-walk fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Malcolm Price Lab School lobby at the east main entrance. Buy a container for $8 and fill it with cookies of your choice. Items to be auctioned include: a basketball autographed by the UNI men's basketball team, Waterloo Black Hawks Hockey tickets and an autographed hockey stick, various gift certificates from Cedar Valley businesses and more. Silent auction will end at 11:30 a.m.


COLLEGE HILL PARTNERSHIP TREE LIGHTING

Join the College Hill Partnership at the annual Holiday Social and Tree Lighting Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 4. Several Hill businesses will host open houses all day offering entertainment, treats and special sale items. From 5:30 to 7 p.m., free horse-drawn trolley rides will be available outside the Honors Cottage (Seerley and College). Inside the Honors Cottage will be crafts, activities and treats beginning at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m., caroling groups will depart for Seerley Park for the official tree lighting. Santa will be there for the young and young at heart.


BIDS FOR THE KIDS HOLIDAY AUCTION

The Pi Sigma Epsilon project, Bids for Kids Holiday Auction, will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5, in Lang Hall. The auction will consist of both a silent and live auction. Proceeds will help support the growth of Pi Sigma Epsilon, its members and their efforts. This year a portion of all proceeds will go to Toys for Tots and the Family & Children's Council of Black Hawk County.

MEETINGS/CLUBS:

TWLOHA UNI MEETING

Come check out To Write Love On Her Arms UNI at 9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 29, 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 twloha.uni@gmail.com for more information.

 

UNI ENTREPRENEURS MEETING

The UNI Entrepreneurs (UNI-E) group will meet at 4:45 p.m.Thursday, Dec. 2, 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.

 

INTEREST MEETING FOR KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY

The Nu Kappa Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, will host an interest meeting at 7:11 p.m., Monday, Dec. 6, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Business attire is required for this event. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, is a predominantly African American fraternity founded in 1911 on the campus of Indiana University. Members strive for "Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor." Men of Kappa Alpha Psi challenge themselves to be skillful leaders in academics as well the community at large.

ATHLETICS

BASKETBALL

Men's basketball hosts Iowa State at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the McLeod Center.
Women's basketball hosts Northern Illinois at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, in the McLeod Center.

 

WRESTLING

Wrestling hosts the UNI Open on Saturday, Dec. 4, in the UNI-Dome.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:

ADVENT STORYTELLING

Professional storyteller Gail Froyen will present "Small Gifts, Trail of Light," an evening of stories for Advent reflection, from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 29, at St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center, 1019 W. 23rd St. (next to University Book & Supply) in Cedar Falls. An opportunity for fellowship and refreshments will follow.

 

ELECTION 2010: WHAT DID IT MEAN?

Donna Hoffman, political science, and Al Hays, public policy, will present their analyses of the 2010 elections and then lead a discussion on what the results mean for the future from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, at University Book & Supply. For more information, contact ADP at 273-6898 or ADP-UNI@UNI.edu.


CROW FORUM

A CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, Dec. 6, in the CME, MAU, 109A. Dean Mundy, communication studies, will present "The Spiral of Advocacy: How State Based LGBT Advocacy Organizations are Defining a Modern Social Movement Through their Campaigns for Equality." 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 an informal presentation and discussion. Bring your lunch.


SPEAKER SERIES: WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

Hear what inspires area professionals to be artistic in their fields of expertise at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the University Museum. Jeremy Schraffenberger, poet and UNI professor of English, will discuss his inspiration.

PERFORMING ARTS:

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: TERRI ARMFIELD, OBOE

Visiting artist and UNI alumna Terri Armfield will present an oboe recital at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 29, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Currently serving as assistant professor of oboe and music theory at Western Carolina University in North Carolina, Armfield has been a featured soloist with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra and now performs with various ensembles in the community and at Western Carolina University. This event is free and open to the public.


UNI OPERA SCENES PERFORMANCE

The UNI School of Music opera program will present an opera scenes performance featuring student musicians at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 30, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.


UNI CLARINET STUDIO AND CLARINET ENSEMBLE CONCERT

The UNI Clarinet Studio and Ensemble will offer a fall concert at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.


UNI STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

The UNI Student Chamber Music Concert will be held at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.


FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: DMITRI VOROBIEV, PAINO - BEETHOVEN #2

UNI School of Music faculty artist Dmitri Vorobiev will present a piano recital featuring the work of Ludwig van Beethoven at 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This is the second Beethoven concert of the fall from Vorobiev, who plans to perform all piano works of Beethoven in an ongoing concert series at UNI. This event is free and open to the public.


TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR MEN'S GLEE CLUB CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOWS

The UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club Christmas Variety Shows will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3, and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. The Glee Club men will perform holiday favorites and beautiful winter songs. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

 

UNI COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL RECITAL WEEKEND

The UNI Community Music School will present its fall recitals beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4 and 5, in RSL. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/music/communitymusicschool.

 

JOHN ANGOTTI CONCERT

St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center will present John Angotti in concert debuting his new CD "Extraordinary Love" along with songs from his "Welcome Home for Christmas" CD from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 15, at the GBPAC. Students from UNI and several area high schools will join Angotti on stage as a combined choir. Ticket cost is $30 for adults and $20 for students. Tickets may be purchased by calling 273-4849 or St. Stephen at 266-9863. Visit www.ststephenuni.org and click on the John Angotti link for more information.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

INTRAMURAL 5-ON-5 CO-REC INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENT

Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 29 through Dec. 1, in WRC 161. Open to students, faculty and staff. The tournament costs $20 per team with a two-game guarantee and is limited to the first eight teams to register. Game day is at 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5, at the WRC South Courts. For more information, call 273-7262.

 

DOWNHILL SKIING IN STEAMBOAT SPRINGS

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.

HOURS:

PANTHER SHUTTLE/SAFE RIDE HOURS

http://www.panthershuttle.com

 

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/hrs-bfl.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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