University of Northern Iowa
UNI Online

UNI Online

Categories:

News

Employee Resources

Events

Tell Your Students

 

 

 

 
UNI Online is a compilation of notices distributed to faculty and staff. The deadline for submission is noon, the day before publication. UNI Online is distributed on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Submitted items must be sponsored by a UNI department, program or organization. No commercial or personal announcements are allowed. Announcements must have news, not opinion content. Submit items to: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006

NEWS

UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE SPEAKERS SERIES FUNDING:

Interim Provost James Lubker has allocated $15,000 to the University Faculty Senate for a speakers series. To ensure that the money is used, the Senate recently voted to allow Lubker to use the speakers-series funding this academic year. Guidelines include: applications will begin to be considered Nov. 10; committed funding from other sources is required; maximum awards per request will be $1,000; promotional materials must indicate "Funded in part by the University Faculty Senate." For further details, or if interested in applying, contact Lubker at James.Lubker@uni.edu.

 
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

 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:

Nominations are now open for Administration & Finance Division's High Five Award for Staff Excellence. Any permanent A&F employee is eligible to receive the award, and any member of the UNI community may submit a nomination. Watch for more information and a nomination form in campus mail, or go to:

http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/high_five.shtml For more details, call Robin at 3-3536.

 

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.

 
GYMNASIUM TO BE REDEDICATED AS ITTC:

Save the date -- The campus community is invited to attend a ceremony at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, for the rededication of The Gymnasium as the Innovative Technology and Teaching Center. A reception and tours will follow the program.

 

JOIN THIS LIFE-SAVING CHALLENGE:

The UNI Alumni Association has issued a life-saving challenge to their counterparts in the state for November and December. Working in cooperation with The Blood Center of Iowa, UNI alumni are encouraged to join with alumni from Iowa, Iowa State, and Drake to donate blood during the next two months. The school with the highest percentage of alumni donors will earn a plaque and bragging rights. To schedule an appointment, call 800-287-4903 or schedule online at http://www.bloodcenterofiowa.org/.

 

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 expense. 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.

 

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.

 

FREE GIFT BAGS WITH HALLOWEEN TREATS PURCHASE:

Surprise co-workers and/or students with a Halloween treat. Free Halloween gift bags are being given away with treat purchases of $2 or more. Make it easy, shop on campus at Essentials in Maucker Union, 23rd Street Market in Commons and Biscotti’s in Redeker Center.

 

FRITO LAY PRODUCTS ON SPECIAL THROUGH NOV. 5:

Frito Lay is cooperating with Biscotti's in Redeker Center and 23rd Street Market in Commons to offer a special on Tostitos chips, dips and salsa. Save a dollar on any combination of two featured products. Dining Dollars welcome.

 
UNI CATERING MENUS ARE ONLINE:

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.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

LEARN AFTER WORK:

TIAA-CREF will present a free educational seminar, "Getting Ready for Retirement," for individuals who are within five years of retirement. The seminar is at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in GBPAC Room 30. Because seating will be limited, register on-line at http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 1-866-842-2977, ext. 7010, to reserve a seat. Spouses are also invited.

 

FACULTY SUMMER FELLOWSHIP AWARDS:

Tenured and tenure-track faculty are eligible to submit an application for four-week and eight-week summer fellowships. The deadline for application submission is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1. The application form and instructions can be found at http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/internal.aspx. Contact Sue Joslyn, associate dean of the Graduate College, with questions at 3-3399 or sue.joslyn@uni.edu

 

LEARN OVER LUNCH:

TIAA-CREF will present a free educational seminar, "Getting Ready for Retirement," on Thursday, Nov. 2 for individuals who are within five years of retirement. The seminar will begin at noon in the 23rd Street Market Meeting Room (enter from the 23rd Street Market and follow the signs). Individuals can grab lunch at the 23rd Street Market (at their own expense) and bring their lunches into the seminar. Because seating will be limited, register on-line at http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 1-866-842-2977, ext. 7010, to reserve a seat. Spouses are also invited.

 

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. Download Software from: http://www.uni.edu/its/us/software

See instructions at:

http://www.uni.edu/its/us/document/unimail/mozilla/ConfigureThunderbirdUNIQuick.pdf

 

A CAMPUS OF DIFFERENCE SESSION FOR FACULTY AND STAFF:

This campus-wide program from the Anti-Defamation League's A World of Difference Institute, explores issues of identity, culture and awareness and emphasizes skills needed to confront and combat bias. Led by UNI faculty and administrators, the sessions will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, at the CME. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/divinit.htm.

 

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.

 
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.

 

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:

 

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 to $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 3-2250.

 

HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY:

There will be a 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.

 

HAUNTED HOUSE IN RIDER HALL:

On Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28, Rider Hall will host the first Haunted House on campus since 2004. The event will begin at the very south entrance and will snake through the far north entrance, ending outside. The Haunted House will be open from 8 p.m. to midnight and is suggested for ages 12 and older. Admission for adults is $2 and two cans of food or $4 without a canned-food donation. Admission for UNI students is $2 and one can of food, or $3 without a canned-food donation, and admission for youth (up to 18) is $2.

 

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.

 

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 open 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:

 

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. There will be 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.

 
FACULTY ART EXHIBITION:

The UNI Gallery of Art, in association with the UNI Department of Art, will present the "2006 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition," Monday, Oct. 30 through Monday, Nov. 27. The opening reception begins at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30, in the Kamerick Art Building (KAB) lobby and coincides with a Halloween "Freak Show" Dance in the KAB Atrium. The dance will feature local bands and open mic opportunities. Those attending are encouraged to come in costume. Free and open to the public.

 

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:

 

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.

 

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, in the Meeting Room of the Cedar Falls Public Library. 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.

 
CROW FORUM:

At noon Monday, Nov. 6, in the Maucker Union North Room, Nathan Epley, Department of Communication Studies, will present "Pinup Iconography, Retro-Chic, and the Consumption of Irony." The Women's & Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and members of the wider community are invited to gather for this informal presentation and discussion.

 

21ST CENTURY CATHOLICISM:

John Donaghy, director of St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Student Center at ISU will visit St. Stephen's Catholic Student Center on Wednesday, Nov. 8 to discuss "White Believers in a Brown Church: Americans' Catholicism in the Twenty-First Century." Donaghy has extensive experience working with Catholics in Europe and Latin America. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in the Social Hall at St. Stephen's, 1019 W. 23rd St. in Cedar Falls. All are welcome. For more information call St. Stephen's at 266-9863.

 

TIME BOOK CRITIC TO READ FROM HIS NOVEL:

Novelist and Time magazine book critic Lev Grossman will give a public reading as a part of the Hearst lecture series at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in Baker 161. Grossman will read from his 2004 novel, "Codex" and take questions regarding the craft of fiction and his life as a book critic. A book signing will follow the reading. Sponsored by the Department of English Language and Literature.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

 

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:

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

 

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

 

FACULTY CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL:

The recital will feature the Faculty String Quartet, Jean McDonald, mezzo soprano, Tom Barry, oboe and Sean Botkin, piano. They will perform Saint-Saëns’, The Carnival of Animals (1886) at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in GBPAC Davis Hall. Jack Graham, conductor. Free admission.

 

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.

 

INTERPRETER'S THEATER PRESENTS:

Performances of "Looking at Comic Books in New Ways" will be held Nov. 2 - 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang Hall 40. Admission is free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. http://www.chfa.uni.edu/comstudy/organizations/theatre.asp

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

 

MAJOR MEETINGS:

Freshmen, undecided students, and students changing majors should attend a departmental meeting for their intended major at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1. The purpose is to prepare students for spring registration, identify major courses, learn about the registration process and guidelines for majors and to declare a major. For a list of departmental meeting locations, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/advising/advs/events/docs/majormtg_locationFa06.pdf

 

NEW PARENT PORTAL COMING IN NOVEMBER:

Starting in November, 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.

 

ATTENTION FUTURE CLASSROOM TEACHERS:

"Exploring World Cultures Through Music", Monday, Nov. 6 at AEA267-Cedar Falls, 4:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the richness of the cultures of India, SeneGambia and Brazil through children’s songs, rhythms and musical activities. Through these songs, students learn about the lifestyles and values of children in faraway countries and come to appreciate the similarities and differences between these cultures and their own. To register, contact amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.

 

STUDY IN ROMANIA:

Information meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in 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.

 

DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM MEETINGS:

Magic. Money. Experience. The Disney Theme Parks & Resorts College Program at the Walt Disney World® Resort is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. An E-presentation will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 in Room 134 ITTC. On Monday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. a Disney recruiter will present and conduct interviews in the College Eye Room of Maucker Union. Contact Laura Wilson 3-3821 for more information.

 
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 and England and the 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.

 

Find the UNI event you're looking for in the UNI Calendar of Events, a convenient, searchable database located at http://access.uni.edu/acal/
 
Events on the calendar this week at UNI: http://access.uni.edu/acal/bin/callist.cgi?date=this_week
 
To submit an item to UNI Online:

 

UNI Online Archive

 

UNI Online Editor

 

The University of Northern Iowa offers a world-class university education, providing personalized experiences and creating a lifetime of opportunities.