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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

NEWS

GILCHRIST HALL UPDATE:

http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/gilchrist.shtml

 
STUDENT HEALTH CENTER GRAND OPENING:

An open house will follow a short program from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28. The new pharmacy offers over-the-counter products for faculty and staff. Get a flu shot, meet UNI's health care professionals and tour the new facilities.

 

WELL WATER STUDY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED:

The UNI Safe Well Water Study is seeking participants to help determine the effects on human health of nitrates in well water. Ten additional participants are needed by the end of October. If you are a well owner in Black Hawk County and would like to participate, contact Catherine Zeman at 3-7090 or catherine.zeman@uni.edu

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Saturday's Des Moines Register ran an editorial praising President Koob for "A job well done." http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051015/OPINION04/510150310/1035/OPINION

 
LEAF RAKING DATE CHANGE:

Because not many leaves have yet fallen, Pi Kappa Alpha will offer leaf raking the weekend of Nov. 19 and 20. Please e-mail tzpikes@tzpikes.com for more information on pricing or to set up an appointment.

 

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.

 

PURPLE PRIDE PHOTO GALLERY:

http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/ppd/gallery/index.shtml

 

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.

 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

CONVERSATION PARTNERS NEEDED:

The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) teaches English to international students at UNI. The CIEP matches each student with a volunteer UNI student, faculty or staff member. The conversation partners meet one hour per week and speak English, allowing the CIEP students to improve their English and expand their understanding of American culture. UNI volunteers benefit by meeting international students and developing greater cultural awareness. Sign up to be a Conversation Partner at http://fp.uni.edu/ciep/conversation_partners.htm or visit our office at Baker Room 72.

 

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. Even if you have one hour or several hours to assist, please join in to help the community. E-mail volunteer@uni.edu for more information.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

FLU SHOT CLINIC CORRECTION:

Due to the Student Health Center Grand Opening/Open House on Friday, Oct. 28, flu shots will be given from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Student Health Center. Other flu shot clinics are as follows:

Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., WRC Courts 5 & 6;

Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 7 to 8:30 a.m., WRC Main Corridor;

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

Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Student Health Clinic. The cost is $20.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS:

How to Start a Small Business workshop will take place Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., CBB 323. Free and open to UNI students, faculty and staff only. Advance registration required. Contact katherine.cota@uni.edu or call 273-7350.

 

WORDS OF WELLNESS NEWSLETTER:

The October UNI employee wellness newsletter is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/ To receive a hard copy of newsletters and fitness program brochures, e-mail kathy.green@uni.edu

 
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.

 
 

PERFORMING ARTS

UNI SINGERS/WOMEN'S CHORUS:

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, UNI Singers and Women's Chorus will offer a program of choral music in GBPAC Great Hall, at 7:30 p.m.. Directed by Brad Barrett and Nicole Lamartine. Admission is free.

 
PERCUSSION PROGRAM:

Faculty member Randy Hogancamp will offer a percussion program with varied instruments and rhythmic styles on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in GBPAC Davis Hall, at 8 p.m. Admission is free.

 

NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:

On Friday, Oct. 21, Spotlight Series will present the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, directed by Rebecca Burkhardt. Admission is free to UNI students with UCard, public $7, senior citizen and non-UNI students $5. Concert will be in GBPAC Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 3-7469.

 

IMPROV COMEDY EXTRAVAGANZA:

The UNI Half-Masted 3.2 Improv Troupe will present "Laugh In!" Thursday, Oct. 20 through Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m., with a "family friendly" show on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. All performances will take place in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang Hall Room 040. Admission is free. Seating is first come, first-served. Reservations recommended and available at 3-6805.

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Greg Klyma, a singer-songwriter whose music is folk with a back beat,will perform Monday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m., in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 
OFF-HUDSON READING:

Guest playwright Lisa D’Amour will direct her own work, "Three Mutants: Plays About Girls," a collection of three poetic plays that examine beauty, bravery, and girl-ness with horrific and hilarious intensity. The reading will be followed by a discussion with the director. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., CAC Room 108. Admission is free.

 

EVENTS

AIDS DISCUSSION:

Listen to panel members share personal stories about their struggles and successes living with HIV/AIDS on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m., in SEC 246. For more information, contact Joan.Thompson@uni.edu or call 273-2198.

 
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. Bring your own lunch. Cookies and coffee provided.

 

THEATRE UNI PRESENTATION:

Theatre UNI will host the Director/Designer Presentation for "Our Town," Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m., in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Join director Richard Glockner and the production team as they discuss their vision for producing this American classic of life and love in a small town. Admission is free.

 

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.

 

THURSDAZE EVENTS:

This week's Thursdaze movie night features the blockbuster "War of the Worlds," featuring Tom Cruise, Thursday, Oct. 20. Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m., in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free snacks and beverages. For more information, call 3-2683.

 

MOZART OPERA LECTURE:

Guest lecturer, John A. Rice, will present his research and scholarship on Mozart opera, at 3 p.m., Friday, Oct.21, in RSL Room 118. Admission free.

 
EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES:

Thomas Hockey, Department of Earth Science, will speak on "What's the Big Deal with Einstein, Anyway?" Monday, Oct. 24, at 4 p.m., in LAT Room 125. All are invited.

 

INTRAMURAL 6-ON-6 VOLLEYBALL/ CO-REC TOURNAMENT:

League play begins Tuesday, Nov. 1. Men's/women's/co-rec (A & B leagues). The open co-rec tournament will be Saturday, Nov. 2, at 1:15 p.m. There is a $20 entry fee for the tournament only. Open to students, faculty and staff. Registration is Monday, Oct. 24, and Tuesday, Oct. 25, in WRC Room 101. There will be a mandatory managers meeting (to receive registration form and additional info) Thursday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m., in SEC 247. Make-up manager meetings will be Oct. 24 or 25, at 3:15 p.m., WRC Room 150.

 
TEACHER EDUCATION INDUCTION CONVOCATION:

The 30th Teacher Education Induction Convocation will take place Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 3:30 p.m., in GBPAC. The invitations to students eligible for induction have been mailed. Family and friends of the inductees are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 
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 '80s 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

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 monologues 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

 

UNI RIGHT TO LIFE MEETING:

UNI Right to Life will meet on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 6:30 p.m., 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

 

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 minimum 2.75 UNI and Cumulative GPA and have completed between 30 and 85 credit hours to be eligible.

 
 

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