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Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006

NEWS

ANNUAL CAMPUS CRIME STATISTICS POSTED:

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires that the university annually publish statistical information regarding certain crimes reported to the UNI Department of Public Safety, Residence Life Coordinators, the Associate Vice President for Educational and Student Services, and the Coordinator of Student Organizations and Activities. Questions regarding any of the information contained in the report may be directed to the Director of Public Safety or the Associate Vice President for Educational and Student Services. The 2005 report can be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/pubsaf/crime_stats/clery.shtml.

 

PARKING PROJECT UPDATE FOR CAMPUS:

Based on parking task-force input, a plan is being developed for a two-level parking structure known as a parking deck. The site being considered is the Commons parking lot. Following campus input, the proposal will be presented to the Board of Regents for approval. Campus update sessions are scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon, Monday, Oct. 30, and from 1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31. Both sessions will be in Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom C. The proposal will include removal and/or relocation of houses along 23rd Street adjacent to the Commons lot. Provisions will be included to work with the occupants regarding relocation. The plan will address some of the long-standing parking needs on the north side of campus, maintain the Panther Shuttle, meet Federal Transit Administration (FTA) transit requirements, and operate without the creation of any new fees or extraordinary increases in current fees. To see an overview of the proposal, visit

http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/planconstruct/documents/parking_deck2006.ppt

 

EXCLUSIVE PEPSI CONTRACT REMINDER:

UNI has an exclusive contract with Pepsi Co. This means when university or UNI Foundation funds are used, only Pepsi products may be served on campus. Pepsi products can be purchased from the Department of Residence Catering, DOR convenience stores, or directly from Pepsi America. Purchasing from other providers is not allowed. UNI's exclusive contract with Pepsi has been in place since fiscal year 2002 and continues through fiscal year 2008. For more information, see the FAQs posted at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/ or http://www.uni.edu/dor/index.shtml or contact Kelly Flege at 3-3420 or Mona Milius at 3-2333.

 

UNI FACULTY/STAFF CAMPAIGN:

A UNI student may soon be calling to ask you to participate in the annual faculty/staff campaign. Please consider supporting UNI through this effort. You may designate your gift to anywhere on campus you choose. Your time and financial support make a significant difference to UNI's students. For more information, contact vicki.collum@uni.edu or call the UNI Foundation at 3-6078.

 

UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN:

The 2006 UNI United Way campaign is underway, and all are encouraged to return their completed pledge card by Friday, Nov. 10. Everyone who returns a pledge form -- whether or not a donation is made -- will be eligible for a prize drawing at the end of the campaign. For more information about the Cedar Valley United Way's role in our community, visit http://www.cedarvalleyunitedway.org.

 

SEALED BID SALE OF SCRAP MATERIAL:

UNI is offering quantities of used materials for sale by sealed bid. Removal will be the buyer’s responsibility and cost. Photos of these items are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/auction.shtml. The bid period runs through Monday, Oct. 30. All bids must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30. Successful bidders will be notified by telephone on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Items must be removed by 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10. For details, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/456.html. For more information, call Vince at 3-3527.

 

LIGHTS ON FOR IOWA MUSEUMS:

To celebrate "The Year of the Museum," participating Iowa Museum Association institutions will extend open hours on Thursday, Oct. 26. The University Museum will be open until 7:30 p.m. "The Year of the Museum" represents the beginning of a major national effort to encourage all Americans to experience, celebrate and support the museums in their communities.

 

HOLIDAY REDUCED OPERATIONS:

The university will experience reduced operations during the holidays from Monday, Dec. 25 through Monday, Jan. 1. For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/holidayhours06.shtml.

 

UNI DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR:

Nominations are being accepted for the UNI Distinguished Scholar Award. The deadline for submitting nominations is Monday, Oct. 30. Senior scholars and artists with a long and distinguished record of publications, exhibits and/or creative activities while a member of the UNI faculty are eligible for this award. For instructions and a nomination form, visit http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/internal.aspx. For more information, contact Sue Joslyn, associate dean of the Graduate College, at 3-3399 or sue.joslyn@uni.edu.

 

FLU SHOT CLINICS:

Flu shots will be provided by the Student Health Clinic at a variety of locations beginning Tuesday, Oct. 24. The flu clinic scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 25 has been canceled due to a delayed vaccine shipment. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. To view a complete list of flu shot dates, times and locations, visit http://www.uni.edu/health/services.shtml. The cost is $24, payable by cash, check, u-bill or insurance. For more information, contact the Health Clinic at 3-7425 or healthcenter@uni.edu. For a faculty and staff payment/insurance consent form, visit http://www.uni.edu/health/UNI%20SHC%20Payment%20Insurance%20Consent.pdf.

 

UNI CATERING MENUS:

Menus are now available online at http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/catering/. Information includes selections and prices for full service catering and for take-out items. Plan ahead for holiday entertaining and order menu items from UNI catering take-out.

 
2007 CALENDARS:

Please requisition your orders for 2007 calendars choosing from the Office Depot catalog. Discounts will be given when your requisition is received.

 

WORDS OF WELLNESS:

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.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

NEED HELP ANALYZING YOUR DATA?

UNI's Mathematics Department provides statistical support to UNI students, faculty and staff through the Statistical Consulting Lab (SCL). The SCL offers free statistical support for routine job analyses using packages like SPSS, SAS, S-Plus, Excel and Minitab. Larger, more time consuming projects are billed at reasonable rates. For an appointment, contact Mark Jacobson, director of the SCL, at 3-7172 or jacobson@cs.uni.edu. Short courses will be offered throughout the semester on SPSS, SAS, and Minitab software. To see a schedule of short courses and office hours, visit http://www.cns.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL/.

 
INSTALL THUNDERBIRD E-MAIL SOFTWARE ON YOUR HOME COMPUTER:

ITS has prepared a customized (Windows XP version only) version of Thunderbird E-mail installation software which will enable you to access your UNI e-mail in minutes. This e-mail package can be configured to access other accounts (i.e. CFU, Mediacom, Gmail, etc.) as well. For assistance, bring your computer system to the ITS Computer Consulting Center in ITTC Room 36.

 

THE LEARNER-CENTERED CLASSROOM: BUILDING RAPPORT AND COMMUNITY:

This "webinar," a live online seminar, will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, in StudioIT 1 (Room 134 in the ITTC). The seminar will be shown again at 2 and 4 p.m. (same date and location). If you are interested in attending and have not already done so, please RSVP by e-mailing Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu or by calling 3-2236. RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 25, and indicate which session you plan to attend. This seminar is sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Consortium and paid for by the Provost’s Office.

 

TIAA-CREF COUNSELING:

TIAA-CREF will present the educational seminar "Enhancements to Your Retirement Plan Are Here" to explain the new investment options available in the TIAA-CREF retirement plan. Meetings will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the GBPAC, Room 30, and noon, Thursday, Oct. 26, in the 23rd St. Market meeting room (enter from the 23rd St. Market and follow the signs). Individuals are invited to "learn over lunch" and bring their lunches into the seminar. Because seating will be limited, please register by visiting http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or by calling 1-866-842-2977, extension 7010.

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

This meeting will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the CBB 3. Free. Advance registration is required as space is limited. For more information, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at katherine.cota@uni.edu or 3-7350.

 

NEW WebCT CE6 WORKSHOPS:

Starting Friday, Oct. 27, ITS-Educational Technology is offering four workshops that will show you how to build a course in WebCT CE6. These workshops are for faculty members who are using the current version of WebCT or for those who have never used WebCT before. WebCT allows faculty to create online courseware as a supplement to an existing face-to-face course, or create a course that is completely online. For dates and times, visit http://webct.uni.edu/support/workshops.htm.

 

STUDENT RESPONSE SYSTEMS (A.K.A. CLICKERS):

If you teach a class at UNI now is your chance to learn how to use a Student Response System. On Tuesday, Oct. 31, a representative from Turning Technologies will offer training in the use of the Turning Point Student Response System. Each session will cover the nuts and bolts of how to install the Turning Point software, how to use the software, how to use the response system keypads, and ways to use the Student Response System in the classroom. Sessions will be offered from 10 to 10:45 a.m., 11 to 11:45 a.m., noon to 12:45 p.m., and 2 to 2:45 p.m., in the ITTC, Room 136. For more information, call Todd Hayungs at 3-6290. For more information on Turning Point and Student Response Systems in general, visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/srs/index.htm

 

EXERCISE ADHERENCE:

If you struggle with exercise adherence or aren't sure what to do, then a personal trainer is the answer. Your personal trainer will design a program with your specific goals in mind, motivate and educate you. Contact Kristy Leen, WRS Personal Fitness Coordinator, at kristy.leen@uni.edu or 3-7167. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/PT/index.html.

 

HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus everyday? Lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year). Sign up today. Ask a fitness supervisor at Health Beat, or contact Kristy Leen, WRS Personal Fitness Coordinator at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu.

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS:

DAY OF THE DEAD ALTAR:

Throughout October, everyone is invited to bring a picture of loved ones who have died to the Day of the Dead Altar in the CME lobby (109 MAU). The altar is erected as part of the ancient Aztec tradition of honoring and celebrating one’s ancestors. Sponsored by the CME as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/hhm06.htm or call 3-2250.

 

T-SHIRT SALE:

T-shirts, sweat shirts, scrubs, bumperstickers, and more -- all at the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society sale from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, and Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the second floor lobby of the SEC. Proceeds to KDP Education and Service Projects.

 

AUTUMN-MATIC WELLNESS FAIR 2006:

This event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the WRC North Gym. Attractions will include a bone density test, chair massage, flu shots for $24, a derma scan machine, a sports motion system, an oral cancer screening, samples and more. Register to win one of more than 70 prizes, including a $100 grand prize gift certificate from University Book & Supply. Sponsored by TIAA-CREF and brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services. For a complete list of participating vendors and donators, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/check/AutumnFair/Autumn-Fair.html

 

FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CAPOEIRA CONFERENCE:

The 4th International Capoeira Conference and Educational Workshops will take place from Thursday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 29. The activities begin from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Little Brazil (309 Main St.). There will be workshops from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. All workshops are at the WRC, Room 266. Fees range from $25-$100 and include a T-shirt. Co-sponsored by the CME, Little Brazil, and the UNI Capoeira Sport Club. For more information, visit http://www.littlebrazil.org or call 273-2250.

 

HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY:

There will be a crazy Halloween dance party at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in the CME at Maucker Union. Entrance is free. Pizza and drinks provided. There will be a grand prize, a DVD player, for the best costume.

 

FALL FESTIVAL OF ALUMNI AND FRIENDS:

UNI Emeriti Bill Waack and Barbara Lounsberry will be honored at the Fall Festival of the Alumni & Friends of Price Lab School, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in the Georgian Lounge. Tickets ($15) can be purchased at Price Lab or by calling 3-2600.

 
GRAND CAPOEIRA SHOW:

Come and watch some of the most renowned Capoeira masters of the world in action. Capoeira is a program that enables empowerment in its several dimensions: physical, spiritual, emotional, mental and social through a unique learning environment. This event is free and will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in the WRC South Gym. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by the CME, Little Brazil, and the UNI Capoeira Sport Club. For a list of more sponsors or for more information, visit http://www.littlebrazil.org or call 3-2250.

 

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX:

There will be fun for the entire family at the University Museum, from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 28. Create "containers," explore with a scavenger hunt and learn about gourd containers with Phyllis Boeke at 10:30 or 11:15 a.m. The cost is $5 per family. For more information, call 3-2188.

 

WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES FALL RECEPTION:

The Women's and Gender Studies fall reception will take place at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in Baker 161. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to enjoy refreshments and preview our spring 2007 courses.

 

SCRATCH BOWLING TOURNAMENT:

Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30 through Wednesday, Nov 1. Playing time will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6 or Wednesday, Nov. 8. Competition divisions are singles and doubles, men, women and co-rec. Scoring: Scratch tournament - singles score combined with designated partner for doubles score. Eligibility: Non-participation point event, no restrictions on partner selection, open to students, faculty and staff. Cost: $6/three lines and includes shoes and ball (pay at alley prior to bowling). For more information, call 3-7262.

 

PANTHER PALS:

UNI head men's basketball coach, Ben Jacobson, along with current and former players, invite boys and girls between first- and sixth-grade to be Panther Pals. This is a great opportunity to learn basketball fundamentals. It will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in the UNI-Dome. To sign up, visit http://www.unipanthers.com or e-mail sportscamps@uni.edu.

 

UNI HOSTS SAUDI ARABIAN AMBASSADOR TO THE U.S.:

UNI's Saudi Student Club will host His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States, on Thursday, Nov. 30. Al-Faisal will be present for the opening of a two-day educational exhibit featuring Saudi Arabian culture and civilization at 10:30 a.m., in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom, and give a public presentation at 1:30 p.m. in the Lang Hall Auditorium. For more information and a complete schedule, visit http://www.uni.edu/saudi.

ATHLETICS:

FACULTY AND STAFF DAY AT UNI FOOTBALL ON NOV. 4:

UNI Athletics invites all UNI faculty and staff members to attend Faculty and Staff Day on Saturday, Nov. 4, in the UNI-Dome. The Panthers host Western Kentucky at 4:05 p.m. For this event, athletics is offering a special price of $8 per ticket to UNI faculty and staff. Regular non-premium ticket prices are $15 for adults. To take advantage of this offer, visit http://unipanthers.cstv.com/tickets/facstaff06fb.html. For more information, contact the UNITix office at 3-3663. Offer expires at the end of the business day on Friday, Nov. 3.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The Panther soccer team plays its final regular-season game of the year when it hosts Creighton at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, at the CVYSA Complex. The UNI swim team hosts Minnesota State-Moorhead at 6 p.m., Oct. 27, in the Wellness Recreation Center Pool. Panther football returns home to host Western Illinois at 4:05 Saturday, Oct. 28, in the UNI-Dome.

 

EXHIBITS/FILMS:

UNI HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM:

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, the Hearst Center for the Arts will present "My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransports," a documentary by Melissa Hacker. Utilizing archival footage and first-hand accounts, this film recounts the rescue movement relocating thousands of mostly Jewish children from Nazi occupied territories to Great Britain just before World War II. Narrated by Joanne Woodward. Run time: 77 minutes. Following the film, Marianne Bern, who now lives in Cedar Rapids, will discuss her experience of being sent to safety in England on a Kindertransport (Children's Transport) from her native Germany. A question-and-answer session will follow. Free and open to the public. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/holocaust/ or call 3-2725. Sponsored by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

 

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW MIDNIGHT SCREENING:

Join Theta Alpha Phi at midnight, Saturday, Oct. 28, in Lang Auditorium, as it presents the second annual "Rocky Horror Picture Show." Tickets are $10, and include all the props needed to participate. Come dressed in your best bustier because there will be some swingin' door prizes. The house opens at 11:30 p.m. To reserve tickets, call 3-2139 and leave a message. Tickets also will be available at the door.

 

RUSSIAN FILM: 'PRISONER OF THE MOUNTAINS':

The Russian Club will show “Prisoner of the Mountains” at 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in Seerley 115. Directed by Sergei Bodrov. Based upon a short story by Leo Tolstoy, two Russian soldiers, Sasha and Vania, are ambushed by Muslim rebels in the Caucasus and taken prisoner. Although complete understanding never fully emerges, their bittersweet ordeal reveals the human souls of two vastly different cultures.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

HIV/AIDS PANEL DISCUSSION:

Individuals living with HIV/AIDS will share personal stories of their struggles and successes at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in SEC 247. Sponsored by Wellness and Recreation Services and The Cedar AIDS Support System. For more information, call Joan Thompson at 3-2198.

 

DEVELOPING STUDENT THINKING SKILLS:

At 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the ITTC 125/126, Jerry Smith will identify and discuss some of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions involved in being an effective thinker. This type of thinking has been conceptualized in various ways -- as critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making, among others. Participants will be asked to consider how we can develop student thinking skills in Liberal Arts Core courses and elsewhere. Sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Consortium. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu.

 

MEDICAL ETHICS CONFERENCE:

The Annual Fall Medical Ethics Conference will take place Wednesday, Oct. 25. From 8 a.m. to noon, there will be a pre-conference session for social workers on "Social Work Ethics," led by Laura Kaplan, Department of Social Work. The main conference program begins with lunch at 12:30 p.m. Featured speakers will be Steven Miles, author of the recently released book, "Oath Betrayed: Military Medicine and the War on Terror," and Francis Degnin, Department of Philosophy & Religion. To view the conference agenda or to register, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/events/ethics/.

 

OATH BETRAYED:

Steven Miles, professor of medicine and a bioethicist at the University of Minnesota, will present "Military Medicine, Human Rights, and the War on Terror" from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or e-mail yla@uni.edu and put "Miles visit event" in the subject line.

 

MO ROCCA COMES TO UNI:

Mo Rocca has been featured on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and VH1's "I Love..." series. This presentation will take place at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. It will take the audience behind the scenes of America's most popular news satire program with never-before-seen clips from "The Daily Show" and others. His show also will include made-for-UNI material. Also, at 7 that evening there will be a showing of the movie "The Goonies" and an opportunity to tye dye T-shirts in the Maucker Union Coffeehouse.

 

PLANNED PARENTHOOD-WHAT THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW:

Kim Leheman, the executive director of Iowa Right To Life, will speak on "Lies, Information, and Abortion" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, in the SEC, Room 247. Open to all. Sponsored by UNI Right to Life.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

At 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in Latham Hall, Room 125, Lynn Brant, associate professor of geology, will give a presentation on "The Darkness in My Life: The Social and Economic Costs of Coal." All are invited.

 

SCOTT CAWELTI TO SPEAK ON MARK MURDERS:

Scott Cawelti, UNI professor of English, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at the Cedar Falls Public Library, in the Meeting Room. The Mark murders have recently been in the news; a federal judge ruled in early September that Mark should either be given a new trial or set free. Mark has been in Fort Madison since 1976, serving four life terms for murdering his brother Leslie, Leslie’s wife, Jorjean, and their two children as they slept on Halloween night, 1975. Cawelti, who teaches writing and film courses, researched the Mark case extensively in the 1980s, interviewing lawyers for the defense and prosecution and several others closely associated with the case, including Mark himself in Fort Madison.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

UNI SINGERS AND WOMEN'S CHORUS CONCERT:

The School of Music presents the Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the GBPAC Great Hall. Brad Barrett and Rick Hoffenberg will be the conductors. Tickets are available at the GBPAC box office, by calling 3-7469 or http://www.tickets.uni.edu. Individual tickets are public $8, senior citizens $7, non UNI students $6 and u-card free for UNI students.

 

GUEST JAZZ GUITARIST RECITAL:

Jazz guitarist Corey Christiansen will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Christiansen has performed at the Syracuse Jazz Festival, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, the Festival of the Midnight Sun (Helsinki), the Umbria Jazz Festival and many others.  He has worked with many outstanding artists, including Jimmy Bruno, John Pisano and Joe Negri.

 

TRUMPET MASTER CLASS:

Phil Smith, trumpeter with the New York Philharmonic, will offer a trumpet master class at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Russell Hall Auditorium. All are welcome to attend.

 

CONCERT SOLD OUT:

The United States Air Force Band Concert, at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, in the GBPAC Great Hall. Seating is no longer available.

 

MIAMI CITY BALLET TO PERFORM AT THE GBPAC:

In its 21st season, Miami City Ballet is a force in the international dance world. Come see works by George Balanchine in the group's first-ever Iowa performance, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. UNI Students: 50 percent off of adult prices with u-Card. Adult tickets: $32, $27, $24, $21, $15. A BUCK A KID - Purchase one adult ticket and get up to two youth tickets for $1 each.

 

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON TO PERFORM AT THE GBPAC:

Country songwriter, Rhodes Scholar and movie star Kris Kristofferson will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. His top hits include "Me and Bobby McGee," "Sunday Morning Coming Down," "Help Me Make It Through the Night," and "For the Good Times." Enjoy a down-home dinner and live music before the show. Sponsored by Cedar Falls Tourism Bureau. For more information, visit http://www.gbpac.com/season/artists/kristofferson.shtml

 

KUNI PRESENTS: THE STARLITE DESPERATION AND THIS BLUSH MONDAY OCT. 30:

This is the Starlite Desperation's first tour in almost a year, since being freed from Capitol Records. It is This Blush's first national tour. Both bands are equipped to wow crowds with new songs, new moves and new tricks up their sleeves. Opening the show is Waterloo's very own The Beat Strings in support of their latest release, "Love Lust Wonder." Showtime is 9 p.m. Admission is $6, $8 for under 21. Contact The Reverb at (319) 277-4404 for ticket information.

 

THEATRE UNI PRESENTS: 'THE DICK GIBSON SHOW':

Theatre UNI presents "The Dick Gibson Show," Friday, Nov. 3 through Sunday, Nov. 5 and Friday, Nov. 10 through Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Strayer-Wood Theater. "The Dick Gibson Show" is a quirky comedy of late night talk radio in 1959, based on the novel by Stanley Elkin and directed by Jay Edelnant, Tickets are $12 for the general public and free for UNI students. For more information, call 3-6381 or visit http://www.theatreuni.com.

 

KUNI BLUES BLOWOUT FEATURING LIL' ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS:

Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials will perform at the legendary Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake on Saturday, Nov. 4. Lil’ Ed Williams is among the last authentic west-side Chicago bluesmen. Cedar Rapids' Kevin B.F. Burt & the Instigators open the show. The KUNI Blues Blowout is presented by the Friends of KUNI. Showtime is 8 p.m. and the doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Advance tickets can be ordered online in the KUNI Store section at http://www.kuniradio.org, or by calling KUNI weekdays at 3-6400 or (800) 772-2440, ext. 0. Advance tickets are also available at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls and CDGB's in Mason City.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

NEW PARENT PORTAL TO GO LIVE NOV. 1:

Starting Nov. 1, UNI students will have the ability to grant online access to their records including grades, u-bill and class schedule. Located on the Parents Web page, the new Parent Portal is a password-protected, third-party-access site. Due to federal and state law, access to confidential information can only be granted by the individual student. They decide who can access their information and what information will be shared.

 

KOOB FUND FOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT STIPENDS AVAILABLE:

The Robert and Yvonne Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement provides support to students who intern in nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies and UNI outreach programs in Iowa. Financial support of up to $2,000 is available to undergraduates and up to $3,000 for graduate students of any major. Other guidelines apply. The application deadline for students who wish to intern in the spring semester has been extended to Friday, Nov. 17. For guidelines or an application, contact Paul Lee, assistant director of American Humanics at plee@uni.edu.

 

WORK IN CHINA:

The work abroad in China informational meeting will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Maucker Union College Eye Room. Work, travel, and receive UNI credit. All undergraduate credits will transfer to UNI. Arrangments can be made to receive graduate level credit and honor credit.

 

APPLY FOR SAA:

Members of UNI Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) serve UNI by volunteering to give campus tours, serve on student panels, and participate in special university events. All students interested in applying to become an ambassdor must have a GPA of at least 3.0, two letters of recommendation and enthusiasm for service. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 to the Admissions Office in Towers Center. Forms are available online at http://www.uni.edu/admissions/saa/index.htm. For more information, contact Dan Pelzer at dpelzer@uni.edu.

 
STUDY ABROAD IN TASMANIA:

The University of Tasmania is located in a beautiful setting and has around 12,000 students. It offers programs in the fields of business, geology, environmental science and law. Hang-glide over the eucalyptus forests, camp on the white sand with kangaroos or sail around the city in the weekend boat races. Stop in the Study Abroad Office in Baker Hall 59, for more information.

 

WORKSHOP FOR FUTURE CLASSROOM TEACHERS:

"Acting Out Parts of Speech" will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the CME. In this workshop, participants will learn creative approaches to introduce nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives while maintaining classroom control. To register, call 3-3679 or e-mail amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.

 

ROD LIBRARY STUDENT COMPUTER FEE SURVEY:

Speak up on how student computer fees are spent. Rod Library is running its annual survey of student computing interests through Wednesday, Oct. 25. The survey is online at http://www.uni.edu/library/scfsurvey.shtml and in paper form in the library lobby.

 

PANTHER POSSE T-SHIRTS LAST CHANCE:

From 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, current Panther Posse members can pick up their T-shirts at the NE entrance of the UNI-Dome. Panther Posse T-shirts must be picked up by 7 p.m. Nov. 1, in the West Gym to guarantee a shirt is available. On Nov. 2, remaining Panther Posse shirts will be sold at $5 each to current members seeking an extra shirt. Posse members can have their shirts mailed to them at a cost of $5 per shipment. If you have questions, contact sportsmarketing@uni.edu or call 3-6944. Visit the Official Panther Posse page at http://unipanthers.cstv.com/sponsorship/pantherposse.html

 

STUDY ABROAD APPLICATION DEADLINE:

The Study Abroad Office extended the application deadline for programs in Australia, Ireland, Wales, England and internship in Korea to Monday, Oct. 30. For more information, e-mail study-abroad@uni.edu or call 3-7078.

 

MR. UNI PAGEANT:

At 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in Lang Hall Auditorium, 15 male students will go head-to-head in a royal battle to be crowned "Mr. UNI." This first Mr. UNI competition is a fundraiser for the Cedar Valley United Way. All undergraduate and graduate male UNI students are eligible to compete. The pageant will include an opening dance number, an interview session, evening wear and talent contest. In addition, each contestant is encouraged to raise funds before the event for a chance to gain extra points toward the final tally. Contact Hannah Bland at blandh@uni.edu for more information.

 

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