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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

NEWS

UNI IN THE NEWS:

UNI is favorably mentioned in this article from the Lumina Foundation Magazine concerning rising tuition costs.

http://tinyurl.com/acweq

 

BOSS' DAY:

In honor of Boss' Day, Prexy's would like to invite you to bring your boss to Prexy's for lunch on Friday, Oct. 14, or Monday, Oct. 17. Your boss will receive a special gift from the cashier when you check out.

 

UNI ALUMNI HOUSE RELOCATED :

The UNI Alumni Association and Office of Alumni Relations has moved to 1012 W. 23rd St., directly across from University Book & Supply. An open house is scheduled for homecoming weekend, Oct. 14 and Oct. 15. Alumni and friends are encouraged to stop by and visit the new UNI Alumni House.

 
THUNDERBIRD ENHANCING E-MAIL USAGE:

Use the Thunderbird e-mail client (most faculty and staff use it) on your computer at work, on your laptop, and at home. Thunderbird provides consistently superior performance to Mailman and has more options and features. Reserve Mailman use to those times when you are traveling and only have a Web browser available to check your e-mail. To download and install Thunderbird, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/document/unimail/mozilla

 
LEAF RAKING:

The men of Pi Kappa Alpha will rake leaves again this fall. They are accepting appointments (first come, first-served) for the weekend of Oct. 22-23. Prices vary depending on yard size. For more information, or to make an appointment, e-mail tzpikes@tzpikes.com

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

UNITED WAY VOLUNTEERING ON CAMPUS:

Volunteers are needed to help prepare, organize and distribute materials to each building on UNI's campus for the United Way Campaign. Packets need to be organized by Wednesday, Oct. 19. Then volunteers will help distribute the packets and collect them by Friday, Nov. 11. Whether you have one hour or several hours, please join in to help the community. E-mail volunteer@uni.edu for more information.

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT VOLUNTEERS:

Junior Achievement is seeking classroom and/or special event volunteers. Work with local schools to provide 45-minute sessions in K-12 classrooms. Training and materials provided. Special events include Bowl-A-Thon, volleyball tournament and many more. Scheduling is flexible throughout the year with hours varying. For more information, e-mail volunteer@uni.edu

PLEDGE DRIVE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

KUNI's fall on-air pledge drive runs Saturday, Oct. 15, through Monday, Oct. 24, and volunteers are needed. Hours range from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Volunteers will be asked to answer incoming pledge calls, record the pledge and premium information and answer some basic questions. The station is located on the third floor of the CAC. Contact Angela Vezdos at 3-6336 or angela.vezdos@uni.edu to sign up.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

RECOGNIZE SERVICE EXCELLENCE:

Say "Thanks" to an employee's extraordinary service excellence by submitting a Panther First Nomination form. Forms are available in any campus office and can be found online at
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/panther_first_form.asp For more information, call Robin at 3-3536.

 
JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include registered nurse. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 
BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILE (BCP):

Blood is drawn to test for 23 components including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, blood sugar, iron, etc., on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., WRC Main Corridor. The cost is $15. Men may pay an additional $5 for a prostate test. Pay by cash or check only. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 to schedule.

 
SCANDINAVIAN DANCE LESSONS:

UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers and the Cedar Valley Sons of Norway are co-sponsoring free Scandinavian dance lessons the first and third Mondays of each month. All are welcome. No experience necesssary. Next meeting: Monday, Oct. 17, 7 to 9 p.m. in Maucker Old Central Ballroom.

 

PARADE OF HOMECOMINGS:

Experience Homecoming from its beginning in 1920 through the Rod Library Special Collections' Web page. http://www.library.uni.edu/speccoll/homecominghome.html

 
PRINTER CARTRIDGES FOR SALE:

Public Policy has the following HP printer cartridges for sale: C9700A black, C9701A cyan, C9702A yellow, and C9703 magenta. To purchase any of these cartridges, call Karen at 3-6028 by Friday, Oct. 14.

 
 

MEETINGS

UNI-AEOP MEETING:

Meeting will take place in the Presidential Room, Maucker Union at noon, on Tuesday, Oct. 11. "Healthy Eating Habits for the Busy Person" and "Intuitive Eating" will be presented by Joan Thompson, WRC. Open to all university employees. Please visit http://www.uni.edu/aeop/

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

UNI CONCERT CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA:

Spotlight Series will present the UNI Concert Chorale with Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11, in GBPAC Great Hall. The choir and orchestra will present choral works by Brahms, Vaughan Williams, and Lauridsen . Admission for UNI students is free with UCard, public $7, senior citizen $6, non-UNI student $5. For tickets call 3-7469.

 

WONDER OF THE WORLD:

Theatre UNI presents "Wonder of the World," a comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire of one woman's journey of self-discovery that leads her to Niagara Falls. Oct. 12 through 16 at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $12. (UCard free for UNI students) Call 3-6381 or visit http://www.theatreuni.com Note: Audience members may get wet. Contains strong language.

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Singer and songwriter Erin McKeown, Fredricksburg, Va., will perfrom Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 
FACULTY RECITAL:

Julia Trahan and Robin Guy will perform Thursday, Oct. 13, in GBPAC Davis Hall at 8 p.m. Free.

 

WIND SYMPHONY AND CONCERT BAND IN CONCERT:

On Friday, Oct. 14, UNI's Wind Symphony and Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. in GBPAC Great Hall.

 

GUEST RECITAL:

Artist-in-Residence, Tat'iana Smelkova, will perform Sunday, Oct. 16, at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The Nadas will perform Monday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 
YELLOWCARD PERFORMING:

The rock group Yellowcard will perform at the Maucker Union Ballroom at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18. Acceptance and Pink Spiders are also scheduled to perform. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at Union Station in Maucker Union. Tickets will be available to UNI students exclusively from Oct. 17 to Oct. 21 and only at Maucker Union. After that time, tickets will be opened up to the public and will be available only at the GBPAC or by calling 1-877-549-SHOW (7469). All tickets are $10 and general admission. For more information, call the SIAC at 3-2683.

 

EVENTS

HOMECOMING EVENTS:

http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/homecoming/

 

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH AT UNI:

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and "Dia de los Muertos," the CME will host a variety of events in October, including: Mexican fiesta with a free, authentic Mexican food buffet and live entertainment, a "Day of the Dead" documentary film and an authentic "Day of the Dead" altar in the lobby of the CME. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or call 3-2250.

 

STOP THE WAR RALLY:

Rally starts at 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11, outside Maucker Union. For more information contact Chris Schwartz at schwartz2020@gmail.com

 
BREAST CANCER DATE AUCTION:

The ladies of the Tau Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host a Date Auction for Breast Cancer on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 7:13 p.m., in Lang Hall Auditorium.

 

IACAG FALL SPEAKER SERIES:

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Iowa Consortium for Applied Gerontology will host "Stop Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: Tough Love for People Caring for Other People," from noon to 1 p.m., in the College Eye Room of Maucker Union. Free and open to the public. Contact amy.unruh@uni.edu or call 3-7961 for more information.

 

THURSDAZE EVENTS:

Salsa dance lessons will be offered at 7 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom on Thursday, Oct. 13. Make your own music video and CD from 8 p.m. to midnight. Funny photos will be taken from 8 p.m. to midnight with a retro dance party from 9 p.m. to midnight. If you have questions, call 3-2683.

 
NOREEN HERMANSEN RECEPTION:

A reception honoring Noreen Hermansen and her 17 years of service to the Office of Alumni Relations and UNI Alumni Association will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the UNI Alumni House (across the street from University Book & Supply). The campus community is invited to attend and wish her well in her new position as vice president for the UNI Foundation.

 

HOMECOMING ATHLETICS:

Friday, Oct. 14, Volleyball vs. Missouri State in West Gym at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 15, Football vs. Indiana State in the UNI-Dome at 4:05 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15, Volleyball vs. Wichita State in West Gym at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15, Baseball alumni vs. current players at Riverfront Stadium at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15, Swimming alumni meet in WRC at 10 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 15, Wrestling open practice at 10 a.m. in the West Gym (wrestling room).

Sunday, Oct. 16, Women's soccer vs. Indiana State at the Cedar Valley soccer complex at 1 p.m.

 

WOMEN’S STUDIES FALL RECEPTION AND OPEN HOUSE:

The Women’s Studies fall reception and open house will be Monday, Oct. 17, 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Baker Room 161. Join us at 3:45 p.m. as we preview our spring courses and at 4:10 p.m. when we tour our new Women’s Studies space. Refreshments will be served.

 

NEPAL PRESENTATION:

Join UNI Outdoors as they take you to the heart of the Everest region on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. in WRC Room 174. This one-hour presentation will take you to the Himalayas and back.

 

LAST LECTURE SERIES:

The "Last Lecture Series" will feature Heidi Noonan-Day, instructor of business law, presenting "The Ride" Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. Beverages and snacks provided. For more information, call 3-2683.

 

AIDS DISCUSSION:

Listen to panel members share personal stories about their struggles and successes living with HIV/AIDS at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in SEC 246. For more information, contact Joan.Thompson@uni.edu or call 3-2198.

 

AUTUMN-MATIC WELLNESS FAIR:

Businesses and organizations will offer health and wellness information Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the WRC on courts 5 and 6. Agencies as well as various screenings and flu shots will also be available. Drawings for door prizes. Personal wellness students earn extra credit for attendance. For more information, contact Deedra Billings at 3-7162 or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/check/AutumnFair/Autmn-Fair2005.html

 
UNI CAPOEIRA SPORT CLUB CONFERENCE:

UNI Capoeira sport club will host the third International Capoeira Conference and Educational Workshops Nov. 10 through Nov.13 with 15 visiting masters from Brazil teaching Capoeira workshops in the West Gym. Admission is free. If you have any questions, contact francesca@ywcabhc.org or call 319-290-5503.

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

UNI RIGHT TO LIFE MEETING:

UNI Right to Life will meet on Thursday, Oct. 20, in the College Eye Room, lower level of Maucker Union. Meet other pro-life students, share ideas and make a difference. Pizza and pop provided. For questions, contact Deirdre Connell deirdre4@uni.edu

 

STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION (SCA):

A representative from the SCA will visit UNI Friday, Oct. 28 and Monday, Oct. 31, to speak with students, faculty, career services and student organizations. They will share information about the thousands of expense-paid internships available year-round. The representative would like to meet with faculty and/or students during this time to discuss opportunities. Contact SCA by e-mail at SCA_Visit@thesca.org to reserve a meeting time or call the recruitment department at 603-543-1700.

 
EXPLORING MAJORS FAIR:

The Exploring Majors Fair will take place Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Faculty, advising coordinators, and experienced staff from more than 40 academic departments and programs will be available in one location for students to find information on majors, minors, certificate programs, and career options.

 

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