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Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008

NEWS:

SCHOOL-BASED INVENTORY OF ACTIVITIES:

The deadline for submitting information regarding programs and activities of UNI students, faculty and staff in preK-12 schools in the Greater Cedar Valley is Friday, Oct. 10. If you are involved in these activities, please report them by accessing the survey form at http://uni-mail.org/subscribe/survey?f=129. Contact Jan Hanish (3-3526) with questions.

 

MICROSOFT HOME-USE PROGRAM:

As a part of the Microsoft Campus Agreement, qualifying UNI faculty and staff can purchase Microsoft Office and/or Sharepoint for $19.95 plus tax. Faculty and staff who are licensed to use Microsoft Office and Sharepoint under the Microsoft Campus Agreement are eligible for this program. For full program guidelines and information, look for the Microsoft Home-Use Program link in the Computer Resources channel on MyUNIverse. Questions may be directed to karen.paulsen@uni.edu.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

John Fritch, head of communication studies, is quoted in a story on debate in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08279/917610-84.stm

Michael Hager, assistant vice president for student affairs is quoted in a story in the Cedar Rapids Gazette http://www.gazetteonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081006/NEWS/710069962/1006/news

 

FACULTY PURCHASE OF COMMENCEMENT REGALIA:

Faculty members wishing to purchase their own academic apparel can contact John Solberg, Collegiate Cap and Gown representative, at 233-7278. Orders must be placed soon for fall commencement. This is for purchase only, not rental. Faculty who wish to rent apparel for the fall commencement ceremony should contact Norma Riley at the Registrar's Office, 3-2283.

 

PURPLE PRIDE TRIVIA WINNERS:

Congratulations to Linda Gruetzmacher, Rip Marston, and Emily Cahalan for being the first to provide the correct answers to Purple Pride Trivia. The famous alum, Nancy Price, wrote "Sleeping with the Enemy," U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley is an alum from UNI, and the sculpture outside of Lang Hall is of Annie Turner Wittenmyer.

 

UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM MEETINGS:

The University Curriculum Committee will hold informational meetings in each college within the next two weeks. Attending one of these meetings would be beneficial to anyone working with curriculum. If unable to attend the meeting held in your college, feel free to attend another that fits your schedule. Visit http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/ucc/index.shtml for a meeting schedule and other information.

 

CAMPUS FUNDRAISING PLANS REQUESTED:

In order to coordinate campus solicitations, university colleges and departments are requested to submit fundraising plans for the academic year to the UNI Foundation. The foundation can help your department coordinate your fundraising efforts for the most effective results. Contact Vicki Collum, director of annual giving, at vicki.collum@uni.edu if you plan to solicit gifts from alumni this year.

 

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING & REPORTING HAS MOVED:

Financial Accounting and Reporting Services moved to 122 Lang Hall. Phone numbers, fax number and mail code will remain the same.

 

VACATION DONATION PROGRAM FOR TORNADO/FLOODING:

UNI continues to offer a vacation donation program for employees affected by the May 25 tornado and June flooding. This program allows employees to donate unused vacation time to those who have suffered a loss to their home and have exhausted their vacation balances. It's not too late to request assistance or to donate hours. For complete details, see http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/documents/vac_donate_prog0908.pdf.

 

A & F NEWSLETTER:

The Administration & Finance division newsletter is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/documents/sept08News-Views.pdf. It contains news and information about staff accomplishments and department activities.

 

WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES BOARD MEETING:

A Women's and Gender Studies board meeting will be from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 13, in Baker 161. Board meetings are open to all.

 

A NEW HOME FOR IMSEP:

The Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership (IMSEP) has a new home in the Center for Energy and Environmental Education, Room 18. IMSEP is a state-funded initiative led by UNI, in partnership with Iowa State University and the University of Iowa.

 

UNI LAUNCHES NEW FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN:

The university is launching a new fundraising campaign called "Imagine the Impact" starting with "Imagine the Impact Campus Drive 2008." Over the next few months, UNI employees will explain the goals of the campus campaign at various departmental meetings. For more information, contact the UNI Foundation at 3-6078.

 

OCTOBER IS PIZZA MONTH:

Avanti in Prexy's in Maucker Union offers carry-out pizza for staff meetings and gatherings. Special discounts will be in place during October; volume discounts begin with four pizzas. Stop by Avanti for fresh 16-inch pizza and to enter drawings for free pizza: daily and weekly winners. www.uni.edu/dor. Click on What’s Happening.

EMPLOYMENT:

P&S VACANCIES:

23rd Street Market manager; communications and public relations manager

http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/employment/?

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

CAREER MAPPING: PLANNING YOUR NEXT CAREER MOVE:

Thinking about entering administration or planning your next administrative move? As part of the professional development activities sponsored by UNI representatives of the Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education, Beverly Kopper, associate provost, will conduct a career mapping workshop for all interested faculty and staff designed to help you plan your next career move in administration. The workshop will be held from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, in the CME 109. Contact Coleen Wagner (coleen.wagner@uni.edu; 3-2518) for additional information and for the materials that need to be completed prior to the workshop.

 

TWO WAYS TO WRITE A GRANT IN THE SUMMER OF 2009:

Apply for a four-week Graduate College Summer Fellowship for grant development. The application deadline is Friday, Oct. 31. Contact Mike Licari (michael.licari@uni.edu or 3-3303) for more information on the Summer Fellowships or visit http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/fellowship.aspx.
Participate in the Office of Sponsored Programs' Summer 2009 Grants Workshop. This hands-on, multi-session grant-development workshop during May and June will guide faculty and staff through the full process of grant seeking, project development, grant writing, budgeting and project evaluation. You need not be a summer fellow to participate, but fellows are welcome. Contact Anita Kleppe (anita.kleppe@uni.edu or 3-6148) for additional information.

 

LIBERAL ARTS CORE SKILLS:

The Office of Academic Assessment is offering four workshops focusing on UNI data related to learning in the Liberal Arts Core: Oct. 14, Communication Skills; Oct. 16, Critical Thinking Skills; Oct. 21, Interpersonal Skills; and Oct. 23, Information Management Skills. The workshops will be offered from noon to 1 p.m., in the Elm Room, lower level of Maucker Union. Bring your lunch and a beverage; cookies will be provided. Visit http://www.uni.edu/assessment/ for more information.

 

UNI STUDENT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT:

A presentation on student community engagement will be from noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, in the Presidential Room of Maucker Union. Donna Vinton, director of academic assessment, will share data from UNI student responses to a national survey of student engagement. The data provides information on the importance students attach to various issues, the sources students use for staying current with the news, the civic/community activities they participated in last year, where they learn about opportunities for involvement and why they get involved. Contact Gerri Perreault, 3-6898 (or YLA@UNI.edu) with questions.

 

NEED HELP ANALYZING YOUR DATA?

The UNI Department of Mathematics provides assistance through its Statistical Consulting Lab (SCL).
The SCL offers a free source of statistical support for a routine data analyses and is available to UNI students, faculty and staff. Contact Mark Jacobson, director of the SCL, at 3-7172 or jacobson@cs.uni.edu to set up an appointment.

 

PREPARING COMPETITIVE NSF PROPOSALS:

Bring your lunches and questions for the National Science Foundation. An NSF panel will lead detailed discussions on proposal preparation, the NSF merit review process, and agency guidance on conflict of interest issues during an OSP-hosted Web conference, from noon to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the OSP conference room (213 East Bartlett Hall). To RSVP, or for more information, contact Hillery Oberle at hillery.oberle@uni.edu or 3-3961.

 

ASSESSMENT MINI-GRANTS ARE BACK:

The Office of Academic Assessment is offering mini-grants for academic department assessment projects again this year. The deadline for applications for first-round funding is Monday, Nov. 3; applications after that date will be accepted on a rolling basis as long as funding is available. For application procedures and additional information, see http://www.uni.edu/assessment/minigrants.shtml.

HOMECOMING:

HOMECOMING PUMP UP THE PURPLE:

The Kick-off takes place at 5:30, Wednesday, Oct. 8 on top of Maucker Union (rain site Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom) featuring the pep band, cheer squads, TC and Panther Pride Cry. Come watch teams compete in a crazy obstacle course, Panther Scramble, at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct 9, at Lawther Field. The homecoming Pep Rally takes place at 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, outside McLeod Center, with the Panther Pride Cry Finals and a fireworks finale. Check out the new Panther Festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, at the corner of College and West 23rd streets and will include free food, inflatable games, a "virtual" parade, UNI athletics and more. Rain site, inside Maucker Union. For a list of all events, visit http://www.uni.edu/homecoming.

 

HOMECOMING DRAWING AT MAUCKER UNION:

Celebrate Homecoming at Prexy's, Chats and Essentials in Maucker Union this week. There will be a drawing for signed footballs, soccer balls and volleyballs, plus special menu items such as Panther Paw cookies, chicken wings, and purple and gold snacks. www.uni.edu/dor. Click on What’s Happening.

 

UNI PURPLE PRIDE DAY--FRIDAY, OCT. 10:

Celebrate the purple in your life with UNI's fourth annual Purple Pride Day. Wear UNI purple apparel, available at various retail stores and online at Panther Athletics or University Book & Supply. Take group photos showcasing your Panther pride and send to University Marketing & Public Relations via e-mail at umpr@uni.edu/ or campus mail, 0392. Please include a short caption.

 

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. The entry fee is $20. For more information, and to download a copy of the entry form, visit: http://www.pantherpacers.com/data/downloads/pprc_2008_5k_registration.pdf

 

HOMECOMING PANCAKE & CINNAMON ROLL BREAKFAST:

Enjoy homemade pancakes and sausage for $5 or cinnamon rolls with hot chocolate or coffee for $1.50 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11. The breakfast will be served in front of St. Stephen Catholic Student Center next to University Book & Supply at 1019 W. 23rd St.

 

UNI PROUD GRILL OUT:

UNI Proud will sell hot dogs and hamburgers from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, at 1920 College St.

 

SAFE DATE TAILGATE:

Come for free food, drinks and games from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, North WRC lot, SW corner. This event is to raise awareness about safe dating and violence prevention on campus. Sponsored by the Women's & Gender Studies Program. There will be a raffle for gift certificates to University Book & Supply, free T-shirts and koozies.

 

HOMECOMING HOT DOG STAND:

St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center will host its annual hot dog stand from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, Friday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 11, on the front lawn of St. Stephen (next to the bookstore). Lemonade and water will provided, along with condiments for the hot dogs, and lawn games.

 

HOMECOMING ITEMS FOR SALE AT ESSENTIALS:

Back the Panthers for the "Purple Out" games on Saturday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 18. Get an official T-Shirt at Essentials in Maucker Union for only $9.99. Check out the new clothing and gear up for the games. Enjoy 50-cent bags of popcorn during Homecoming Week at Essentials in Maucker Union.

 

TAILGATE PARTY PACKAGE AT 23RD STREET MARKET:

Just in time for Homecoming: Win a tailgate tent and tailgate package at 23rd Street. Market. The package includes a tailgate tent, cooler, beverages and food. See convenience store locations for more give-aways. Enter the drawings now through Oct. 9. No purchase necessary. Information on all Department of Residence promotions: http://www.uni.edu/dor. Click on What's Happening.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

INFLUENCE THE FUTURE -- FOE/HLC KICK-OFF EVENT:

UNI is embarking on its Higher Learning Commission reaccreditation, including participation in the Foundations of Excellence program. Come to a special kickoff event from 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the Commons Slife Ballroom. Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. The program will start promptly at 3:15 p.m.

 

MEET THE PRES EVENT -- SPONSORED BY THE P&S COUNCIL:

Join P&S staff at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom for "Meet the Pres." Bring your lunch and hear an update on the latest news and issues facing the university. Recipients of the 2008 Regents Staff Excellence Awards will be announced.

 

SHOWTIME:

UNI’s dance program welcomes Gwendolyn Schwinke, assistant professor, Department of Theatre, for an introduction to the Feldenkrais Method, a system of body/mind awareness for performers and for everyone from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, in WRC 185/187. Come dressed to move.

 

HATE CRIME VIGIL:

A Hate Crime Vigil will take place at 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Campanile. The vigil is in remembrance of Matthew Shepard, Lawrence King and other victims of gender identity or sexual orientation violence. The program will begin with lighting candles of hope and continue with speakers from UNI Proud.

 

PURSUING VICTORY WITH HONOR SUMMIT:

UNI will host the Pursuing Victory With Honor Summit Wednesday, Oct. 8. The event will attract nearly 400 middle and high school student athletes and their coaches. The summit will focus on the six pillars of character and will feature eight break-out sessions led by UNI faculty, staff and students. The summit is organized by Character Counts in Iowa. For more information, contact Stacey Christensen, stacey.christensen@uni.edu.

 

KAPPA DELTA PI T-SHIRT SALE:

T-shirts and related items will be available at the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society's sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, and Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the second-floor Schindler Lobby. Proceeds benefit KDP's educational and service projects.

 

TAKE A HIKE:

The UNI Biological Preserves Committee will host "Take a Hike" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10. Members of the committee will give guided tours of the newly developed UNI Biological Preserves Trail System. Meet at the Tall Grass Prairie on W. 29th Street (east of the UNI Credit Union). Open to all UNI faculty, staff and students. A map of the trail is available at http://www.biology.uni.edu/botanicalcenter/Activities.html.

 

RUGBY:

The UNI Women's Rugby team will host the University of Minnesota Duluth at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, at the West Campus fields off W. 27th Street. Free admission. UNI will advance to the quarter finals with a win this weekend. Questions contact: jennifer.murra@uni.edu

 

CME SEVEN BOOK CLUB:

The CME Seven Book Club will meet at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, at the CME, Maucker Union, upper level to discuss "The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom" by Dom Miguel Ruiz. Come prepared to discuss the reading and your unique point of view.

 

GLOBAL TRADE ISSUES CONFERENCE:

UNI Business will host the second annual conference on global business on Thursday, Nov. 13, celebrating International Education Week. The Conference, "Current Issues Impacting Global Business," will address areas of concern in today's global environment. Featured speakers are from Phoenix International Freight Services, US Bank and the U.S. Export Assistance center of the U.S. Department of Commerce. For more information or a registration form, contact Chris Schrage at 3-2126 or e-mail globalissues@uni.edu.

 

AVP BEACH VOLLEYBALL:

Don't miss the AVP Crocs Hot Winter Nights Indoor Beach Volleyball Tour. On Jan. 31, 2009, the Hot Winter Nights tour will bring the beach (200 tons of sand), and the most popular and talented players on the AVP tour to the McLeod Center. Tickets are on sale now at all UNITix locations, 3-4TIX or online at www.uni.edu/mcleod.

ATHLETICS:

FOOTBALL:

Football hosts Illinois State at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, in the UNI-Dome.

 

VOLLEYBALL:

Volleyball takes on Bradley at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, in the McLeod Center.

 

SOCCER:

Soccer hosts Missouri State at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, at the CVYSA Complex.

 

SOFTBALL:

Softball will hold its Purple and Gold game at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex.

 

BASEBALL:

Baseball plays its Alumni Game at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex.

 

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

PORTUGUESE FILM SERIES:

The UNI Portuguese Club will host the fourth installment of its Conexões Film Series at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, in the College Eye Room of Maucker Union. All films are in Portuguese with English subtitles and are free and open to the public. "Cidade dos Homens" (City of Men), is the sequal to "Cidade de Deus" (City of God), and is the story of two best friends who discover things about their missing fathers' pasts that shatters their friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:.

LECTURE ON NASCAR: THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SPEED:

Diandra Leslie-Pelecky will deliver the Begeman Public Lecture on "NASCAR: The Science Behind the Speed" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, in Lang Hall Auditorium. A group of racecars piloted by the best drivers in NASCAR are turning a corner. Without warning, one of the cars suddenly hits the outside wall. None of the cars touched; there were no engine failures or flat tires. So what happened? This question sparked physics professor Leslie-Pelecky's interest in the science of NASCAR. http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3911

 

GRAD COLLEGE BROWN BAG LUNCH:

Dale Cyphert, interim department head and associate professor of marketing, will present a Brown Bag Lecture on the role of communication in the business world, at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 8, in MSH 001. Bring your lunch; coffee and cookies will be provided by the Graduate College.

 

THE EFFECTS OF PLANTING METHODS IN A TALLGRASS PRAIRIE RECONSTRUCTION:

This lecture is second in a series of seminars on Natural Resource Research and Management. Come hear Justin V. Huisman at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the Tallgrass Prairie Center. Research in grainivory has shown that improving seed-to-soil contact during prairie reconstructions will increase native seedling emergence and establishment. This study investigates the effects of various seed incorporation methods (none, culti-pack, rake, rake and culti-pack) on prairie species emergence and establishment over two growing seasons. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, rwelch@uni.edu or 3-3828. Sponsored by the Tallgrass Prairie Center.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

Sarah Purcell from the Grinnell College history department will discuss "Elmer Ellsworth and James Jackson: The Politics of Martyrdom in the U.S. Civil War" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, in SRL 115. The event is free and open to the public. http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3917

 

COMING-OUT DAY PANEL:

A Coming-Out Day panel discussion will take place from noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, in Lang Hall Auditorium. There will be an open forum discussion about what "coming out" means and what significance it has in the lives of GLBTA individuals. Panelists will discuss their experiences with coming out, and answer questions from the audience.

 

U.S. AMBASSADOR TO NEPAL TO SPEAK ON U.S. POLICY IN SOUTH ASIA:

Nancy Powell, U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, will speak on "U.S. and South Asia: Security, Politics, Economics" at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, in Seerley 115. Powell served as U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan during 2002-04 and was a National Intelligence Council Officer for South Asia during 2006-07. Prior postings included appointments as U.S. Ambassador in Ghana (2001-02) and Uganda (1997-99), as well as service in India, Bangladesh and Togo. In 2006, she was awarded the Service to America Medal from the Partnership for Public Service. Ambassador Powell's talk is free and open to the public and sponsored by The Center for International Peace and Security. For further information, contact Philip Mauceri at 3-2528 or philip.mauceri@uni.edu.

 

WRITING STUDIES SNACK SERIES:

The Writing Studies Snack Series will discuss plagiarism in light of a recent article from College Composition and Communication, "The Scarlet P: Plagiarism, Panopticism, and the Rhetoric of Academic Integrity," from 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, in Baker 161. Contact David Grant at david.grant@uni.edu for a copy of the article or stop by 206 Baker Hall. Bring a snack/ refreshment and discuss the article and how it relates to teaching. Undergraduates, teaching assistants, and non-English majors are encouraged to attend.

 

COMMUNICATING GENDER DIVERSITY:

The Division of Student Affairs' "Insights for Effectiveness" series continues this semester with “Communicating Gender Diversity in the Workplace” from 9 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, or 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29. All university staff, faculty, administrators and students are invited. Register at www.uni.edu/admissions/insights.

PERFORMING ARTS:

JAZZ COMBOS CONCERT

The UNI jazz combos, coordinated by faculty artist Chris Merz, will offer a concert featuring jazz standards and new arrangements at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, in Russell Hall, 101. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Caroline.Boehmer@uni.edu.

 
'THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES':

Strayer-Wood Theatre presents "The House of Blue Leaves," a dark comedy about a man caught between his dream of being a Hollywood song writer and his reality of a life gone bananas. Performances are Oct. 10-12 and 17-19. General admission tickets are $14; free for UNI students. Call 3-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre for more information.

 

MUSIC EDUCATION WORKSHOP

School of Music Instructor in Music Education Michelle Swanson will coordinate an Iowa Orff workshop at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.

 

GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS:

See the Golden Dragon Acrobats at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 12, at the GBPAC. This year marks their 30th-anniversary U.S. tour. For more information, visit www.gbpac.com or call 3-4TIX. Students receive a 50-percent discount.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Hear singer/songwriter Denice Franke at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 13, in KUNI'S studio on the third floor of the CAC. Franke grew up in Dallas, and became a member of The Beacon City Band in the late ‘70s. After the group split up, she formed the duo Hudson and Franke with fellow Beacon City member Doug Hudson. Her alto voice attracted work as a back-up singer and she toured with Nanci Griffith. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

ORGAN RECITAL:

Visiting artist Thomas Reed will offer an organ recital at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. Reed, an award-winning organist who has studied at the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, performs throughout the country as a professional church musician. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Caroline.Boehmer@uni.edu.

 

KUNI BLUES BLOWOUT TICKETS ON SALE NOW:

American bluesman Kenny Neal brings his axe to Waterloo's Electric Park Ballroom at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, for the 2008 Fall Blues Blowout, presented by the Friends of KUNI/KHKE. Opening the show is the 2008 Iowa Blues Challenge winner, the Avey Brothers, from Davenport. Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 at the door). Advance tickets can be ordered online in the KUNI store section or by calling (800) 772-2440, ext. 0. Advance tickets also are available at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls. All proceeds benefit Iowa Public Radio.

 

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

FREE BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILES (BCP):

One blood chemistry profile per academic year is free to UNI employees who qualify for insurance benefits. In a BCP screening, blood is drawn to test for 23 components including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, blood sugar, iron, etc. Employees who also want a prostate test (PSA) for $10 and/or a thyroid test (TSH) for $5 will incur that cost. Pay by cash or check only. Testing will take place from 7 to 9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29 and Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Wellness/Recreation Center main corridor. Additional dates will be added based upon interest. Bring your UNI health insurance card on the day of the blood draw for identification purposes. Students, retirees and spouses may sign up as well for a $20 BCP fee. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 to schedule.

 
MASSAGES AT UNI:

Massages are available by licensed massage therapist Carissa Shima in the Wellness Recreation Center Wellness Resource Lab. Appointments are available Monday through Friday. The cost is $15 for 15 minutes, $25 for 30 minutes, $35 for 45 minutes, $45 for an hour or $65 for 90 minutes. Gift certificates are available. Call 3-6119 to schedule an appointment.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION CENTER HOMECOMING WEEKEND HOURS:

Closed for recreation on Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 11. The WRC will have regular recreation hours from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, and from 3 to 11 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 12.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS :

PUMP UP THE PANTRY:

During homecoming week students can help "Pump up the Pantry" by donating canned food items and non-perishable food items to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. For every item donated, students can enter a grand prize drawing. The winner will be announced at the Homecoming Pep Rally at 8 p.m., Friday, Oct.10. Must be present to win. The grand prize includes a football autographed by the UNI football team, a UNI T-shirt and access to President Allen's box seats at half time of the homecoming football game for refreshments. Cans can be donated from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. all week in Maucker Union at the Homecoming table.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN ITALY MEETING:

Interested in studying abroad this summer? There will be an informational session regarding the Summer Capstone in Italy from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, in Gilchrist 009. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office at 3-7078, or visit www.uni.edu/studyabroad.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN CHILE MEETING:

There will be an informational presentation about studying abroad in Chile from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, and Wednesday, Oct. 8, in Gilchrist 10. Pochy Morales, a Chilean professor and native, will explain the programs she helps to coordinate with international students. Past participants will be available to answer questions. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office at 3-7078, e-mail study-abroad@uni.edu or visit www.uni.edu/studyabroad.

 

KOOB FUND FOR STUDENT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT:

The Robert and Yvonne Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement is an endowment supporting students completing internships in positions of service in Iowa. Interns are selected based on benefits to the student, the sponsoring organization and the community (outside of UNI). Awards range from $1,000 to $3,000. Scholarship information can be found at:
http://www.uni-foundation.org/foundation/KoobFund/KoobFundGuidelines.htm. For more information, contact Angie Gorsuch at 3-5600 or agorsuch@uni.edu.

 

LEARN ABOUT BECOMING AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT VOLUNTEER:

International Student Volunteers, Inc. has summer programs in Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Thailand, Eastern Europe and South Africa. Along with ISV participants will contribute to environmental, conservation and humanitarian efforts and foster responsible travel and cultural awareness around the world. Informational meetings will be held every hour, on the hour, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, in the College Eye Room, Maucker Union. For more information, contact ISV at www.isvonline.org.

 

DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY:

The UNI Counseling Center, 103 Student Health Center, is offering a free, anonymous depression screening on Thursday, Oct. 9. Students must arrive at 9:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. to participate. No registration needed. Call 3-2676.

 

UP 'TIL DAWN TEAM REGISTRATION:

Grab five friends and register a team to participate in the "Up 'til Dawn" fundraising event. Registration sheets are available in the SIAC (upstairs in Maucker Union) and can also be found at http://unistjude.tripod.com under the "get involved" link. Team members will participate in a letter-writing campaign to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. All you have to do as a team member is show up on Monday, Oct. 20 for the all team meeting with the addresses of family and friends, sign your name to pre-written letters and enjoy some free food. Contact UNIstjude@gmail.com with any questions.

 

STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP:

Arcadia University is offering $25,000 in scholarships for a semester study abroad in France. Scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students participating in the spring 2009 semester program as well as additional funds being awarded to students choosing to study with the Arcadia in Paris summer program. For more information, contact Sue Richardson at richards@arcadia.edu or, to apply, contact the UNI Study Abroad Center, Gilchrist 28, 3-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu.

 

CAPA INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS:

In collaboration with UNI Study Abroad, CAPA International Education is cutting program costs starting in the spring of 2009 for the London and Florence programs (study abroad and internships). Visit www.capa.org or contact UNI Study Abroad Center in Gilchrist Hall 28, 3-7078, study-abroad@uni.edu for more specific information about these programs.

 

UNI PROUD MEETINGS:

Proud meets at 7 p.m., every Tuesday in the Presidential Room, Maucker Union. Everyone is welcome to attend. Contact Kaitlin Korbitz at kkorbitz@uni.edu or (319) 610-7155 with questions.

 

EXPLORING MAJORS FAIR:

The Exploring Majors Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Some 30 academic departments will have faculty, advising coordinators and experienced students available to answer questions and share information. The fair is designed for students to explore majors, minors and certificates from academic departments. Deciding students as well as those students who have declared a major but may be uncertain about their choice, are encouraged to attend. Door prizes to be raffled. Visit http://www.uni.edu/advising/event/majorfair/majorfair.html for more information.

 

UNI RIGHT TO LIFE MEETING:

UNI Right to Life will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, in the College Eye Room (downstairs in Maucker Union).

 

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRAD STUDENTS:

Join UNI graduate students and volunteers from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Contact Ken Nesbett at knesbett@uni.edu to sign up for a shift.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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