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Thursday, October 13, 2005

NEWS

STUDENTS FIRST CAMPAIGN EXCEEDS $100 MILLION GOAL:

The successful Students First campaign ended June 2005. The total raised was $112 million. One-third of the funds raised came from the Cedar Valley, including the UNI campus. Programs received $38 million, scholarships raised $34 million and capital projects received more than $30 million. Unrestricted and undesignated gifts make up the rest.

 

FIXED ASSET INVENTORIES:

Fixed asset inventories are being sent electronically this week to department heads and secretaries. Departments with federally funded equipment will receive their inventories next week. Please take a few minutes to review the cover letter and distribute your inventory to the individual(s) responsible for maintaining equipment in your area. Questions on the process should be directed to Vince Heuer in Business Operations at 3-3527.

 
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 OPEN:

The UNI Alumni Association and Office of Alumni Relations have 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 visit the new UNI Alumni House.

 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

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 a Bowl-A-Thon, a volleyball tournament and many more. Scheduling is flexible throughout the year. For more information, e-mail volunteer@uni.edu

HELP WITH CEMETERY WALK:

The Grout Museum District will host its annual Cemetery Walk on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29. Volunteers are needed to light luminaries and keep them lit, guide patrons, distribute programs, serve cider and cookies, and clean-up. Volunteer for one or both nights, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, e-mail volunteer@uni.edu

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

FLU SHOTS:

Flu shots will be available on the following dates:

Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on WRC courts 5 and 6

Wednesday, Oct. 26, in WRC main corridor from 7 to 8:30 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Student Health Clinic

Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Maucker Union

Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 8:30 a.m. in the Student Health Clinic.

The cost is $20 payable by cash, check, U-bill or payroll deduction. Insurance filing accepted. Go to http://www.uni.edu/health/forms/registration.pdf to download a consent form. For more information, contact the Student Health Clinic at 3-7425.

 
APARTMENTS FOR RENT:

University Apartments have one and two-bedroom apartments and townhouses available for spring semester occupancy. Apartment information is available at http://www.uni.edu/dor/housing/uapts/apartmentinfo.shtml Contact Lynn Perigo at 3-6232.

 
RECOGNIZE SERVICE EXCELLENCE:

Say "thanks" to an employee for extraordinary service 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.

 
TEACHING WORKSHOP:

A workshop titled "Exploring Points of View Through Drama: Walking in Another’s Shoes" will take place Monday, Nov. 7, from 4:30 to 7:45 p.m., at AEA 267 in Cedar Falls. Teachers will learn creative drama strategies to help students analyze characters and situations. The practice text will be the play "The Diary of Anne Frank" by Goodrich and Hackett. To register, call 3-3679 or amy.hunzelman@uni.edu

 
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 Union Old Central Ballroom.

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

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 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 in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18. "Acceptance" and "Pink Spiders" also are 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/

 

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 for 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.

 

WOMEN'S RUGBY:

The UNI Women's Rugby Club will play its second league game against the University of Madison on Saturday, Oct. 15 at noon. The game will be played on the fields west of the UNI-Dome. Winning this game will guarantee particpation in Division I playoffs, here in Cedar Falls, on Oct. 29. Admission is free. Contact Jennifer Murra for more information at jennifer.murra@uni.edu

 
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, Waterloo, 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, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Baker Hall Room 161. Join us at 3:45 p.m. as we preview our spring courses. We will tour our new Women’s Studies space at 4:10 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

 

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 273-2683.

 

UNISTA AUDITIONS:

The UNI Student Theatre Association will conduct auditions for the play "The Elephant Man," by Bernard Pomerance, on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Bertha Martin Theatre in Strayer-Wood Theatre. Auditionees should prepare two contrasting monologues. Inexperienced actors are welcome to audition and can read from a script if monolouges are not prepared. Callbacks will be Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m., also in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Contact director Chad Ryan with questions at chad8@uni.edu

 

BIRDS OF THE TROPICS:

Jill Trainer, UNI biology department, will share her research on the diversity of birds and the environments of Costa Rica and Panama. The presentation is 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the University Museum.

 

GRADUATE FACULTY BROWN BAG LUNCH:

Joel Haack will present "How a Mathematician Found Himself Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities" Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room from noon to 1 p.m. The forum is sponsored by the Graduate College. Bring your own lunch. Cookies and coffee provided.

 

DOCUMENTARY:

Students for Social Justice present the award-winning documentary "The Times of Harvey Milk." The film depicts the struggles of the first openly gay elected official in American history. Wednesday, Oct. 19 in Sabin Room 102 at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

 

DAY OF THE DEAD CELBRATION:

Visit the "Day of the Dead" altar from Oct. 24 through Oct. 28 to view a documentary on this tradition. It will play from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every half-hour in the lobby of the CME. For more information visit: http://fp.uni.edu/cme/hh_month.htm

 
HISPANIC HERITAGE FIESTA:

Attend a free authentic Mexican dinner and live mariachi music at the Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the CME. For more information visit: http://fp.uni.edu/cme/hh_month.htm

 

GROWING UP GOONIE:

UNI's Student Interaction Committee will present “Growing Up Goonie” with special guest Jeff Cohen, who played Chunk in the original movie "The Goonies," on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m. at the GBPAC. Cost is $5 with student ID, one ticket per ID. At 7:45 p.m. there will be an 80's clothing costume contest. Following Cohen's presentation, the movie "The Goonies," will be shown. Purchase tickets at the GBPAC box office or call 3-SHOW. Ticket office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

WASHINGTON, D.C. INTERNSHIPS:

Opportunities for all majors with many scholarships available. More than 33,000 students have interned with The Washington Center. A representative will be on campus in 207 Gilchrist on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 10 to 10:50 a.m. and from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. They also will be in CBB 225 from 7 to 7:50 p.m. Contact is Al Stamberg at 3-6398.

 
NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE:

Study at another college or university within the United States or Canada while paying UNI tuition. To learn more, attend a National Student Exchange (NSE) informational meeting Monday, Oct. 24 at 3:30 p.m., Maucker Union, Elm Room. Students must have a 2.75 UNI and Cumulative GPA and have completed between 30 and 85 credit hours to be eligible.

 
STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION (SCA):

A representative from the SCA will visit UNI Friday, Oct. 28 and Monday, Oct. 31, to speak with students, faculty, Academic Advising & 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.

 
 

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