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Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008

NEWS:

UNI TO HOST DALAI LAMA:

The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet has accepted an invitation from UNI to visit campus for a day of celebrating education and the pursuit of knowledge. UNI is working with the Dalai Lama's North American Representative to secure a date. Visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_091608.shtml to read the announcement from President Allen.

 

STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM VENDOR DEMONSTRATIONS:

UNI will host two vendor demonstrations for the proposed Student Information System in Maucker Union Ballroom. Sungard/Banner will present Sept. 24-26; Oracle/PeopleSoft will present Sept. 29-Oct. 1. For details and the presentation schedule, visit www.uni.edu/sis.Functional areas may set up a time (after the scheduled public demonstration) with the vendor to further explore their areas. Functional areas will meet in East Bartlett Room 1. Unscheduled hands-on demonstrations will be held in East Bartlett Room 2. Questions may be directed to Jan.Hanish@uni.edu or call 3-3526.

 

VACATION DONATION PROGRAM:

UNI is offering a vacation donation program for employees affected by the May 25th tornado and June flooding. This program will allow employees to donate unused vacation time to those who have suffered a loss to their home and have exhausted their vacation balances. For complete details, see http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/documents/vac_donate_prog0908.pdf

 

SUSTAINABILITY COUNCIL NAMED:

President Allen has appointed Tom Schellhardt to chair the UNI Sustainability Council, which will advise on university policies and activities to comply with state and Board of Regents, State of Iowa, sustainability programs and efforts. Other members of the Sustainability Council are: Bill Calhoun, Pernell Cezar, Pat Geadelmann, Joel Haack, Jan Hanish, Terry Hogan, Jim Lubker, Rebecca Schultze and Jim Walters.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Katherine van Wormer, Social Work, is quoted in a Des Moines Register story about lowering the drinking age.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080913/NEWS03/809130326/1010/NEWS08

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICE MOVED:

The UNI Environmental Health and Safety Office has been relocated from the Physical Plant to 8628 University Ave. - H#26. Phone numbers for the EH&S team remain the same. Fax number has changed to 3-7275.

 

NAME/LOCATION OF UNI FOUNDATION ACCOUNTING HAS CHANGED:

UNI Foundation Accounting has been renamed UNI Foundation Financial Services. This more accurately reflects the responsibilities of the office, which include gift recording, account management, stewardship, asset investment, etc. With the construction of the parking deck, the office has been re-located to UNI House 2 at 1223 W. 22nd St. Phone: 3-7118.

 
MILEAGE RATE INCREASE UPDATE:

The university mileage reimbursement rate has increased from 50.5 cents per mile to 58.5 cents per mile for travel occurring on and after Aug. 1. This rate is effective when employees drive their own vehicles because a motor pool vehicle is not available, the employee is traveling less than 100 miles, or total trip time is less than four hours. The reimbursement rate for driving a personal vehicle when a motor pool vehicle is available remains at 28.5 cents per mile. Reimbursement for non UNI employees and students is at the discretion of the account manager, but may not exceed the 58.5 cents per-mile rate. Refer to the Travel Guidelines http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/accounts_payable/tguide.shtml for complete details. Questions on these changes should be directed to Tori.Stafford@uni.edu or 3-2253.

 

INPUT REGARDING CEDAR FALLS BIKE PLAN:

The Cedar Falls Bike Task Force (with UNI representation) is developing a comprehensive city bike plan. Attend a public meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept.16, in the Lincoln Elementary School and provide input regarding destination routes you desire throughout Cedar Falls. Pilot routes will be from UNI to downtown Cedar Falls. Contact kathy.green@uni.edu for more information.

 

CHILDREN NEEDED FOR FILMING:

The UNI Museum is partnering with Iowa Public Television to shoot a scene of a real one-room school house. Twenty children ages five to 15 are needed to portray school life in 1922. There will be one rehearsal (9:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 20) and one filming date (1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28), both at the Marshall Center Schoolhouse. Most costumes will be provided depending on sizes. Siblings are encouraged. For more information, contact: kwegner@uni.edu.

 

CAMPUS GUESTS CAN USE THE WRC:

WRS welcomes guests to campus. If your department has on-campus guests for one day, up to a full school year, please review the process to arrange for their use of Wellness and Recreation facilities and services at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/user_policy/guests.html.

 

VOLUNTEER CENTER OF CEDAR VALLEY:

The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley (VCCV) staffs a satellite office on campus from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Thursday in the Student Involvement and Activities Center of Maucker Union. Learn about some 200 volunteer opportunities. E-mail volunteerUNI@vccv.org with questions.

 

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

Merit vacancies are available for viewing at:
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.shtml

 

SUPERVISORY AND CONFIDENTIAL MERIT PERSONNEL (SCMP) MEETING:

A Supervisory and Confidential Merit Personnel (SCMP) meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, in CBB 323. Guest speaker will be Linda Gruetzmacher from Business Operations/Payroll. If you have questions for Linda, forward them to Irene Elbert, chair, a few days prior to the meeting.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

SEE EDUCATOR/CONSULTANT MARC PRENSKY:

Marc Prensky, internationally acclaimed speaker, writer, educator and consultant, will speak at SE Polk High School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3. For details, see http://www.aea11.k12.ia.us/news/prensky.html. If you would like to attend, the IMSEP (Iowa Mathematics & Science Education Program) will pay the registration and transportation expenses for the first 12 people (one van's capacity). Contact Rosemary Jordan, ITS Ed Tech, rosemary.jordan@uni.edu, by Friday, Sept. 19, if you would like to attend.

 

WORKSHOP ON IDENTIFYING STRENGTHS:

UNI Leadership Studies is sponsoring a workshop on "Identifying Your Strengths" from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, in SEC 252. Presenter is Victoria Robinson, Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education. Participants should complete the Strengthsfinder Inventory available through the Internet or in the book "Strengths-finder," and bring entire report of results to workshop. (Code in book gives access to the inventory.) The event is free and open to the public. The workshop schedule is at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_091009.shtml or contact Gerri Perreault, 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.

 

SIGN UP FOR TIAA-CREF COUNSELING SESSION:

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus conducting one-on-one counseling sessions Sept. 16, 17, and 23 and Oct. 2-3 and 14-15. Questions such as "Is your investment mix appropriate?", "Are you saving enough to maintain your lifestyle in retirement?" and "How do I use my funds for income in retirement?" are all topics the TIAA-CREF representative can cover. To sign up for these complimentary meetings, visit www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call (toll free) (866) 842-2977, ext. 7028.

 

MAC 101 WORKSHOP:

Did you just get a new Mac or are you thinking of buying one? If so, join the UNI Mac User Group at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, in ITTC 28 for a Mac 101 workshop. The workshop will consist of a tour of the Mac OS X operating system and will focus on how to best utilize a Mac on campus.

 
HUMANITIES IOWA MAJOR GRANT DEADLINE:

The fall deadline for applications to the Humanities Iowa Major Grants program is Wednesday, Oct. 1. If you are interested in applying or would like more information on the Humanities Iowa grant programs, contact Grant Specialist Hillery Oberle at hillery.oberle@uni.edu or 3-3961.

 

IOWA ARTS COUNCIL MAJOR GRANTS DEADLINE:

The fall deadline for applications to the Iowa Arts Council Major Grants program is Wednesday, Oct. 1. If you are interested in applying or would like more information on the Iowa Arts Council grant programs, contact Grant Specialist Hillery Oberle at hillery.oberle@uni.edu or 3-3961.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

YOUTH DRAMA CLASSES OFFERED:

The Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, is offering creative drama classes for children in kindergarten through high school, beginning Monday, Oct. 6. For registration and class information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis.

 

KAPPA DELTA PI T-SHIRT SALE:

T-shirts and related items will be available at the UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society Sale in the SEC Lobby from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during Family Weekend on Saturday, Sept. 20. Proceeds will benefit KDP educational and service projects.

 

GRADUATE COLLEGE BROWN BAG LUNCH:

Otto MacLin, recipient of the 2008-09 UNI Distinguished Scholar Award, will present at the Graduate College's Brown Bag Lecture Series from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, in MSH 001. MacLin researches cognitive and metacognitive aspects of face recognition as well as applied aspects of face recognition such as eyewitness identification. MacLin serves as a psychological consultant on cases involving eyewitness identification and has co-authored books involving cognitive psychology and computer programming for behavioral research. Bring your lunch; coffee and cookies will be provided. If you have questions, contact Machelle at 3-2748.

 

UNI GIS DAY CONFERENCE:

Eastern Iowa has experienced two big natural disasters this year: tornado and flood. In order to assist local and state government agencies, this year's GIS Day theme is "Geospatial technologies for natural disaster management." The conference will take place Oct. 7 at the GBPAC, and will feature workshops, keynote presentations, educational sessions, an exhibition, and networking opportunities. If you would like to participate, visit http://geotree.geog.uni.edu/gisday2008 to register for GIS Day 2008 and view the preliminary agenda. Registration is free with lunch provided to all registrants. Students who attend will have an opportunity to visit with multiple GIS vendors.

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER FOOTBALL:

Football hosts South Dakota State at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, in the UNI-Dome.

 

VOLLEYBALL:

Volleyball will open Missouri Valley Conference play when it hosts in-state rival Drake at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19, in the McLeod Center. The Panthers take on Creighton at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, in the McLeod Center.

 

SOCCER:

Soccer hosts Western Illinois at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Mark Messersmith Track and Field Complex. The Panthers host South Dakota State at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19, at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex. The Panthers host North Dakota State at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Mark Messersmith Track and Field Complex.

 

SOFTBALL:

Softball begins its fall season with a game against Kirkwood at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17. The Panthers host Iowa at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, and take on Drake at 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 21. All games will be held at the Robinson-Dresser Complex in Cedar Falls.

 

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

PORTUGUESE FILM SERIES:

The UNI Portuguese Club will host the second installment of its Conexões Film Series with the showing of "Comédia Infantil" (Nelio's Story) at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, in the College Eye Room of Maucker Union. All films are in Portuguese with English subtitles and are free and open to the public. The film is based on the book by Henning Mankell.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

CONSTITUTION DAY SPEAKER:

The Constitution Day speaker is Jules Lobel, vice president of the Center for Constitutional Rights and professor of Law at University of Pittsburgh. Lobel will lecture on The Constitution and the War on Terror at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, in CBB 109. http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_082808.shtml For more information, contact Philosophy and World Religions (3-6221) or Harry Brod (3-2693).

 

EUGENICS SPEAKER FROM WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY:

Garland Allen, from Washington University, will discuss the history of Eugenics at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, in McCollum Science Hall Room 137 (Lantz Auditorium). This presentation will be relevant to studies in philosophy, biology, humanities, religion, fine arts, sociology, psychology and more.

 

HEAR FROM POET/ESSAYIST JAMES AUTRY:

Poet/essayist James Autry will read and comment on his work at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, in CAC 108. Autry was featured in Bill Moyers' 1989 PBS series "The Power of the Word" and 1995 book "The Language of Life." Autry has been on Garrison Keillor's NPR "Writer's Corner" and the focus of a special issue of Kentucky Poetry Review. Autry advocates for the arts and for wise leadership in the corporate world. His recent works include "The Book of Hard Choices" and "Looking Around for God".

 

THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF, CONGRESS AND THE CONDUCT OF WAR:

Lecture by Vice President of the Center for Constitutional Rights and Law Professor Jules Lobel, who has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. Lobel will discuss how confronting terrorism at home and abroad has provoked moral, legal and political confrontations at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, in Sabin 102. For more information, contact Philosophy and World Religions Department, 3-6221.

 

WILSON SERIES IN ETHICS EVENT BRINGS WHISTLEBLOWER TO CAMPUS:

The Wilson Series in Business Ethics will host Cynthia Cooper, former vice president and head of internal audit at WorldCom Corporation, at 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21, in Lang Auditorium. Cooper helped WorldCom grow into a corporate behemoth, and her courageous follow-up of a routine internal audit ultimately led to the unraveling of massive fraud. Cooper was honored in 2002 as a "Time" magazine "Person of the Year." She will be joined by UNI alumnus John Meyer, retired controller of Sprint Corporation, for two follow-up Q&A sessions at 9 and 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 22, in 109 CBB. For more information, contact Donna Wood at Donna.wood@uni.edu.

 

AMERICA BETWEEN THE WARS: FROM 11/9 TO 9/11:

Derek Chollet, professor of Security Studies at Georgetown University and senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, D.C., will present his new book, "America Between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11," at 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22, in Seerley 115. Chollet, whose book examines U.S. foreign policy leading up to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has written often for the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times and is the author of several books.

 

BECKER MEMORIAL LECTURE:

The 35th Annual Carl Becker Memorial Lecture in History will be presented by David G. Hunter at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Seerley 115. Hunter is the Cottrill-Rolfes Chair of Catholic Studies at the University of Kentucky. The title of his lecture is "Sex, Politics, and Death: Augustine on Evil and Embodiment." The lecture is free and open to the public. For further information, contact wallace.hettle@uni.edu.

 

WILSON CHEMISTRY LECTURE:

Richard Zare will present "How to Succeed in Research and In Life" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Lantz Auditorium in McCollum Science Hall. A reception will follow. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at 3-2437.

 

'NUEVO AMANECER': WEAVING A NEW BEGINNING:

Lectures and a demonstration of traditional Guatemalan weaving will take place at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the CME, Maucker Union. A group of Guatemalan women in Postville have formed a small co-op, "Nuevo Amanecer," to weave and blend traditional art with contemporary uses. Professors from Luther College will share their research on the formation of the co-op and its impact on the community. UNI professor Jennifer Cooley, modern languages, will chair a question and answer session. Interested spectators will have the opportunity to create their own woven pieces. Sigma Delta Pi, the Spanish Student Association, will sell the woven works as a student fundraiser in Maucker Union on Wednesday, Oct. 1. For more information, contact Jennifer Cooley, 3-3897, or Victoria DeFrancisco, 3-7219. Refreshments provided.

PERFORMING ARTS:

IMPROV TROUPE PERFORMS AT C.F. PUBLIC LIBRARY:

Half-Masted 3.2, a comedy improv troupe, performs family-friendly shows at 6:30 p.m. every Friday at the Cedar Falls Public Library. The current troupe members are Dana Dzick, Jordan Meyer, Larry Raineri, Tanner Randall and Tonia Tessum. They will hold auditions for new cast members this September. For more information, call Doug Shaw at 3-6805.

 

RECYCLED PERCUSSION AT THE GBPAC:

Recycled Percussion "Man vs. Machine Tour," a rock drum show, will be at 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, in the GBPAC. Free performance; sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: RANDY GRABOWSKI, TRUMPET:

Faculty artist Randy Grabowski, trumpet, will present a recital featuring fellow faculty artists Bryan Bennett, Christopher Buckholz, Randy Hogancamp, Tina Su and Robert Washut, as well as student musicians and guests at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: KUI-IM LEE, ORGAN:

Faculty artist Kui-Im Lee will offer a recital on the Wolff Organ at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. This concert will feature works by Bach, Saint-Saëns and the premiere of an original work by faculty artist Alan Schmitz. This event is free and open to the public.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Dana and Susan Robinsons' music is a blend of old and new, bringing roots and tradition to contemporary songwriting. They will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

ORCHESIS AND INTERNATIONAL DANCE THEATRE TO PRESENT FREE CONCERT FAMILY WEEKEND:

UNI's two performing dance companies, Orchesis and International Dance Theatre, will present concerts at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19 and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21, in Davis Hall of the GBPAC. Featured will be some of the best choreographies and performances from last years' concerts. International Dance Theatre will present a portion of the show it will be doing for an upcoming international festival in Kitchener, Ont., Canada. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information call Daniel Wells at 3-3560.

 

SEE JEWEL IN CONCERT:

Jewel will perform live in the McLeod Center with special guest Steve Poltz on Nov. 1. Jewel will perform solo and acoustic. Steve Poltz is a fellow songwriter, working with Jewel early in her career. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Sept. 19, at all UNItix locations, 3-4TIX and online at www.unitix.uni.edu. All seats are reserved.

 

ONEREPUBLIC LIVE IN CONCERT:

See OneRepublic live in concert at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, in the McLeod Center with special guests The Hush Sound, The Spill Canvas and Augustana. UNI student tickets are on sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Sept. 11-12, at all box offices and Maucker Union. Public tickets on sale Saturday, Sept.13 at all UNITix locations or charge by phone 3-4849 or online at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/unitix/. Tickets for UNI students are $25, and $35 for the general public. Sponsored by Panther Productions.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

11-ON-11 OPEN CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

The tournament will be at noon, Sunday, Oct. 5, West Campus Fields, and is open to men, women, co-rec, faculty, and staff. Register from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29, to Wednesday, Oct. 1, WRC 161. Limited to first eight teams to register. Entry fee is $20 per team, with a two-game guarantee. Call 3-7262 for more information.

 

HOMECOMING 5K RACE:

The Panther Pacers Running Club will host its 11th Annual 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, by the West Dome parking lot. Early entry fee, until Oct. 1, is $12 for current UNI students and $15 for non-students. After Oct. 1, the entry fee is $20 for everyone. Participants meeting the early deadline will be guaranteed a long-sleeved gold T-shirt. For more information, and to download a copy of the entry form, visit: http://www.pantherpacers.com/data/downloads/pprc_2008_5k_registration.pdf

 

WORDS OF WELLNESS NEWSLETTER:

The September Words of Wellness (UNI employee wellness newsletter from Wellness and Recreation Services) is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/UNI_employee_wellness/wow/index.html. The UNI Energy Conservation Committee is now sponsoring a portion of each issue. To receive a printed copy of each issue, contact kathy.green@uni.edu, 3-6921, with your name and UNI ID number.

 

WRS ADVISORY COMMITTEE SEEKS INPUT:

Wellness and Recreation Services is seeking faculty and staff members for its WRS Advisory Committee, which meets from 4 to 5 p.m. on the fourth Monday of September, October, November, January, February and April. Your input and involvement are needed. If interested, contact kathy.green@uni.edu, 3-6921.

 

HEALTH BEAT:

Looking for a good place to workout? Consider using the WRS Health Beat in Maucker Union. Hours of operation are 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday. Call 3-2239 for more information.

 

SIGN UP FOR LOCKER AT HEALTH BEAT:

Working out and need a locker to keep all of your personal belongings? Health Beat has lockers for rent. To sign up for locker service, visit

https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start&admin_group=LOCK.

 

DINING ON CAMPUS:

DINING ON CAMPUS:

The first Sushi Tuesday of the semester will be Tuesday, Sept. 16. California rolls, veggie cream cheese rolls and tuna rolls will be a featured menu item at Wasabi in Prexy's in Maucker Union. Each sushi roll is created in Prexy's kitchen. www.uni.edu/dor. Click on What's Happening.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS :

AUDITION FOR IMPROV COMEDY TROUPE:

Half-Masted 3.2, UNI's comedy improv troupe, is holding auditions from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, and Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the College Eye Room of the Maucker Union. Callbacks will be held the following Friday. For more information, call Shaw at 3-6805.

 
STUDENT ORGANIZATION FAIR:

The Student Organization Fair allows student organizations from across campus to showcase themselves to UNI students, faculty and staff. The event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Maucker Union Ballroom.

 

HOW TO SEE EUROPE ON A BUDGET:

An informative presentation on backpacking, hostelling, and getting around Europe on a shoe-string budget will be held at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday Sept. 17, in the Elm Room, Maucker Union. For more information, call 3-7078 or visit 28 Gilchrist Hall.

 

CIRCLE K MEETINGS:

UNI Circle K is a student volunteer organization helping the Cedar Valley. It meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday in the Maucker Union College Eye Room.

 

LIBRARY TOURS/RAFFLE:

Rod Library is sponsoring self-guided tours during Family Weekend. Library maps will be available on a display table in the library lobby. The library also will conduct a raffle.

 

UNI TV NEEDS STUDENT PRODUCERS:

The UNI cable system is recruiting students to produce content for their peers and community through UNI cable TV channels. The Cable Team will coordinate equipment and studio space, and knowledgeable students in the Production House will help. If you are interested, contact the student manager at andrewk@uni.edu.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN NICARAGUA:

Attend exploratory meeting from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, in Sabin 325. This UNI Study Abroad program includes learning about family and community development, health care, orphaned children and pressing social problems. Weekend excursions to: tropical forests, volcanos, historic cities and cultural sites.

 

MEDIATION SEMINAR AND COMPETITION:

Juniors and seniors are invited to participate in a mediation seminar and represent UNI on a mediation team in a two-day competition Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27, at Maharishi University of Management. Trip includes free round-trip transportation, lodging in Fairfield, Seminar in Mediation taught by nationally recognized mediator, and place on tournament team.

 

GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP:

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one academic year. The Gilman Program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of two-year and four-year public and private institutions from all 50 states. For more information, visit: http://www.iie.org/gilman Deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 7.

 

UP 'TIL DAWN FUNDRAISER:

Up 'Til Dawn is a group that helps raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Form a five-member team and attend the meeting for an hour from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Sign-up sheets can be picked up/dropped off in the SIAC (upstairs in Maucker Union), anytime before 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3, or e-mail unistjude@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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