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Monday, Dec. 6, 2010

NEWS:

REAFFIRMATION STATEMENT

President Allen has published a reaffirmation of UNI's commitment to nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The full statement can be found at http://www.uni.edu/equity/documents/ReaffirmationStatement2010.pdf.

 

FREE FLU VACCINATIONS

Stay healthy by getting a free flu vaccination. The Student Health Clinic will have a walk-in clinic from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 6. This clinic is for students only; bring your UNI student ID with you to the clinic. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/health/.

 

COST OF ATTENDANCE SURVEY

Become eligible to receive a $50 University Book & Supply giftcard by completing the Office of Student Financial Aid Cost of Attendance Survey. Results will be used to analyze how indirect expenses are budgeted within a student's financial aid award. To complete the survey, visit http://MyUNIverse.uni.edu. Your feedback is appreciated.

 

EARLY PROCESSING OF STUDENT TIMECARDS FOR DEC. 29 STUDENT PAYDAY

The cutoff date for the Dec. 29 biweekly payday is Saturday, Dec. 18. Because of the holiday, timecards will be processed early and must be approved by noon Monday, Dec. 20 to be included in the Dec. 29 paycheck. Make sure timecards are submitted and approved to meet this deadline.

 

FOOD BANK DONATIONS

The Essentials staff in Maucker Union thanks the students, faculty, staff, individuals and departments who contributed money and food to the annual food drive. This year $540 and 152 pounds of food were donated to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, exceeding last year's total.

 

PUBLIC POLICY IS ON THE MOVE

The graduate program in public policy will move from BAK 30 to SAB 309 in December. In January, stop by and visit public policy's new home.

 

WGS IS MOVING TOO

Women's & Gender Studies is locating to a new home, SAB 225. Stop by in January and visit its new office.

 

CURRENT IMSEP NEWSLETTER ISSUED

The current issue of the IMSEP newsletter is available at http://www.iowamathscience.org/newsletters/IMSEP_nov10.pdf.

 

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.

 

PANTHERS GIVE BACK: HAT AND MITTEN DONATIONS NEEDED

As the temperature goes down, the need for warm clothing goes up. Consider purchasing child-size hats and mittens and dropping them off at the box next to the decorated tree in MAU. Donations will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 17. All items will be donated to local community schools. Sponsored by Maucker Union.

 

GOLDEN KEY BOOK DRIVE

Golden Key International Honour Society is sponsoring a book drive on campus to benefit disadvantaged families in the U.S. who may not have access to educational materials. Look for bins inside Maucker Union across from Veridian, in Wright and in Curris, and donate used textbooks and other books. For more information, contact Jessie Uhlenkamp at uhlenkaj@uni.edu.

 

ORDER COOKIE DOUGH FROM PANTHER PANTRY

Eleven flavors of frozen cookie dough are available from Fresh Beginnings, the UNI bakery. The 3.5-pound tubs should make 3.5 dozen cookies and are priced $7.99 to $15.99 per tub. Orders can be placed on the Panther Pantry website through Wednesday, Dec. 15. For more information, visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/cart/shop.cgi?master_id=1.

 

HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT ESSENTIALS

Get into the holiday spirit and visit Essentials in Maucker Union for gifts to fit every budget. Check out the new holiday light-up initial-, plush and "bling" ornaments; Soap Art; stuffed animals; Winged Things; UNI clothing; UNI souvenirs and more. Gift cards also are available.

 

OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID IS ON FACEBOOK

Want to receive timely updates on scholarship opportunities, financial aid deadlines, money managment tips and more? Become a fan of the Office of Student Financial Aid on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/unifinancialaid.

 

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 websites. 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.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

FOLLON SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

Applications are being accepted for the 2011-2012 Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership. This is a one-year award for $3,500, applied directly to the student's university bill, half each semester. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students who have completed at least 30 credit hours at UNI and are returning for the next academic year (both fall and spring). A cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher is required. Applicants are encouraged to apply early and to use the Common Online Scholarship Application at www.uni.edu/finaid/. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, Feb. 15. For more information, contact Jan Hanish at 273-3526 or jan.hanish@uni.edu.

 

SUMMER AID DAY

Do you plan on taking summer classes? Do you know how you are going to pay for those classes? Stop by the Office of Student Financial Aid Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 8 and 9, to learn about summer financial aid eligibility during the Summer Aid Day.

 

VOLUNTEER IN THE READING AND LEARNING CENTER

Do you like helping others succeed? Do you do well in your courses? Need to build a stronger resume? Consider volunteering in the Reading & Learning Center. E-mail gina.burkart@uni.edu for more information.

 
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.

 
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. Friday, Dec. 10, in GIL 9. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad/capstone-england-and-scotland.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

'B.F.A. GROUP EXHIBITION'

The UNI Gallery of Art will present "B.F.A. Group Exhibition" featuring the works of five students from Thursday, Dec. 9 through Saturday, Dec. 18. An opening reception will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. The following students are exhibiting: Jill Buenzow (B.F.A., painting); E. Christiana Byrne (B.F.A., jewelry/metals); Jason Corbett Fogue (B.A., art education, B.F.A., photography); Laura Anne Huisinga (B.F.A., graphic design); and Sarah Kolar (B.F.A., sculpture). Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; and noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

 

THE BAND PERRY LIVE IN CONCERT

The band with the current No. 1 country hit is coming to UNI. The Band Perry will perform Thursday, Feb. 24, in the ballroom, MAU. Ticket information will be available at the start of the spring semester. This is a chance to see one of country's rising stars. Sponsored by Panther Productions and Campus Activities Board.

MEETINGS/CLUBS:

ATTENTION PHI ETA SIGMA SENIORS

Cords for the December graduation ceremony will be distributed at the following times: noon to 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 6; 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Dec. 7; and noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8. This cord signifies you as a member of Phi Eta Sigma once you graduate. Cost will be $10. Make checks out to Phi Eta Sigma. For more information, e-mail demossa@uni.edu.

 

UNI FCA EVENT TONIGHT

UNI Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a campus organization open to all students. The semester's final event is at 8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 6, in the West Gym. There will be a guest speaker, a fun activity and drawings to win a prize. For more information, visit "UNI FCA" on Facebook or e-mail unifca@teamfca.com.

 

NISEA MEETING

A Northern Iowa State Education Association meeting will be held at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, in SEC 129. A panel of parents of children with special needs will talk about what they wish their students' teachers knew. Snacks and doorprizes will be provided. NISEA will have all four officer positions open next semester. These positions are open to anyone currently pursuing a degree in teaching, freshman through senior. If interested, e-mail balekk@uni.edu or leigh.martin@uni.edu for more information.

 

FAITH FORUM: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Join the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8, in the Hemisphere Lounge, MAU, to discuss "Home for the Holidays: How do Families Handle Different Religions?" 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.

 

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

Women's basketball hosts South Dakota at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, in the McLeod Center. The Panthers host South Dakota State at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, in the McLeod Center.

 

Men's basketball hosts Moorehead State at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, in the McLeod Center.

 

WRESTLING

Wrestling hosts Iowa at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 9, in the West Gym.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:

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.

 

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION WORKSHOP

Don't procrastinate, start applying for 2011-2012 scholarhsips now. To help get you started, the Office of Student Financial Aid will host University Scholarship Application (USA) workshops at the following times: 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, and 2 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 9, in ITTC 134. The sessions will offer a brief overview of the USA, along with some general tips to assist students in completing the scholarship application process. Attendees will then have time to begin the USA.

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: CHIMES OF CHRISTMAS

The Spotlight Series Concert: Chimes of Christmas will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. Come join the UNI School of Music choral ensembles (UNI Singers, Concert Chorale, Cantorei and Women's Chorus) in celebrating the joys of the season. Enjoy holiday favorites and majestic, winter-inspired works. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

 
UNI NEW HORIZONS BAND WINTER CONCERT

The New Horizons Band will offer its winter concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 13, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. Under the direction of Diana Blake, the New Horizons Band features musicians 55 and older who travel from all across Iowa. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI CHILDREN'S CHOIR WINTER CONCERT

The UNI Children's Choir will offer its winter concert at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 17, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

DECEMBER WELLNESS E-NEWSLETTER

Check out the Wellness & Recreation Services December newsletter available online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/docs/DecemberE-News.pdf. Get updates on important WRS events and programs, and read about tips for surviving the holidays.

 

SPRING SEMESTER FITNESS CLASS REGISTRATION

Spring semester 2011 fitness class registration begins Monday, Dec. 13 online or in WRC 101. Classes start Tuesday, Jan. 18. There are many classes to choose from including the new Zumba Circuit, Water Boot Camp, From Start to Finish: 5K Training Class, and Eating and Exercise Success. Register for a fitness class before they fill up. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/wellrec.

 

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.

 

DINING:

EGGNOG AT CHATS

Fresh eggnog from the local Hansen's Dairy is available at Chats. Stop by and enjoy a hot eggnog latte or try a peppermint mocha with whipped cream.

 
ROASTERIE COFFEE

The specialty coffee for December at Chats is '40 Sardines.' Don't let the name fool you. The coffee has an earthy and exotic aroma that breaks into a mild acidity of dark ripe cherry and bittersweet cocoa.

 
FREE FOOD SAMPLES

The 23rd Street Market will offer free samples of Minh stir-fry, along with potstickers and crab rangoon, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6.

 

IRON CHEF

The Piazza Dining Center will host an Iron Chef Special Event from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10. Each venue will have at least one item with the same ingredient: cheese.

HOURS:

PANTHER SHUTTLE/SAFE RIDE HOURS

http://www.panthershuttle.com

 

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS FOR FINALS WEEK

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

 

WRC HOURS

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/hours/index.html

 

ROD LIBRARY HOURS DURING FINALS WEEK

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#fallfinals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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