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UNI Online is a compilation of notices to be 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/

 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008

NEWS:

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & PROVOST CANDIDATE VISIT:

Gloria Gibson, candidate for the executive vice president and provost position, will interview on campus Thursday and Friday, Nov. 6 and 7. Gibson is the dean of the college of humanities and social sciences at Arkansas State University. During a public forum from 3 to 4:15 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, in Lang Hall Auditorium, Gibson will address "What are the key opportunities and challenges in public higher education, and how would you as a candidate work with the university community to address them?" For more information about Gibson and to complete a candidate feedback form, visit http://www.uni.edu/execvpsearch/

 

OPEN FORUM FOR ASSOCIATE PROVOST CANDIDATE:

Breena Coates, candidate for the associate provost for faculty affairs position, will be on campus Tuesday, Nov. 4, and Wednesday, Nov. 5. A presentation and open forum will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Seerley 115. All are welcome to attend.

 
MURPHY NAMED NEW UNI LEGISLATIVE LIAISON:

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, has named Joe Murphy its new legislative liaison for UNI. Murphy served as the BOR student relations officer during the last two legislative sessions. He is a 2006 UNI graduate and served as NISG president in 2005-06 and vice president in 2004-05. Murphy will be on campus this week meeting with UNI faculty, staff and administrators. He replaces Keith Saunders. Saunders, a UNI graduate and former NISG president, spent 12 years representing UNI at the Iowa General Assembly. He has assumed the duties of legislative liaison for the University of Iowa.

 
EUNICE A. DELL AWARD:

In honor of Eunice Dell, the Division of Administration and Finance has established the Eunice A. Dell Award to recognize division employees who truly are making a difference, just as Dell did in her 30-plus years of service to UNI and in the community. To nominate an administration and finance employee or for more information, visit www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Dec. 12. The first award will be announced at the administration and finance division luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

 
IMAGINE THE IMPACT CAMPUS DRIVE:

The Imagine the Impact Campus Drive fuels the campaign priorities of scholarships and programs. Every gift, no matter the size, helps pave the way to success. Return your pledge form to the UNI Foundation in 204 Commons. To learn more, contact the UNI Foundation at 3-6078 or visit www.uni-foundation.org.

 

STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM UPDATE:

The SIS Evaluation Team has completed campus presentations by two software vendors -- Oracle/Peoplesoft and Sungard/Banner. Reference checks are done, and the team is reviewing written proposals and gathering follow-up information. Both software systems are still under consideration. The next step is to solicit proposals for implementing a new software system. For a full update, see http://www.uni.edu/sis/

 

NEW DIVERSITY COUNCIL APPOINTED BY PRESIDENT ALLEN:

A new Diversity Council has been appointed by President Allen. The council will provide leadership and coordination to achieve the university's diversity-related goals. Council members are interim executive vice president and provost James Lubker; vice president for administration and finance Tom Schellhardt; vice president for student affairs Terry Hogan; and vice president for university advancement Bill Calhoun; Clarence Lobdell III, NISG vice president; Inez Murtha, director of student support services; and Leah Gutknecht, assistant to the president, compliance and equity management. Responsibility for chairing the council will rest initially with Hogan, but will rotate in the future among the vice presidents. The council will meet monthly and will update the president quarterly. It will report annually to the president and the university community. To ensure broad participation and support for planned initiatives, the council will form and charge a diversity advisory committee, and will appoint a chair who will also serve on the council.

 

REDUCED OPERATIONS:

The university will experience reduced operations during the holidays. For more information, see
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/reducedoperations_08.pdf

 

ENTER PHOTO CONTEST:

"Our World in Focus," UNI Museums' annual photography contest and exhibition, will celebrate the cultural diversity of people Jan. 10-31. Deadline for entries is Wednesday, Nov. 12. Entries should include an 8x10 copy of the photo and an "artist statement." For further information and entry forms, visit www.uni.edu/museum or call 3-2188.

 

VACATION DONATION PROGRAM:

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. To request donated hours, see http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/documents/vac_donate_prog0908.pdf

 
UNI LAUNCHES NEW COMMUNITY-OUTREACH PROGRAM VIA KBBG RADIO:

UNI Radio Outreach is a new 30-minute program on KBBG radio, in Waterloo. The goal is to foster better communication between the greater Cedar Valley community and UNI. The premier broadcast was Nov. 3. The program will air live at 10 a.m. on the first and third Monday of every month, with a rebroadcast at 7 p.m. Listener comments and questions are encouraged. See http://www.uni.edu/radiooutreach/

 

ELECTION SPECIALS IN MAUCKER UNION:

Election specials will take place in Maucker Union through Tuesday, Nov. 4. At Prexy's get any size fountain pop for the price of a refill. At Essentials get a full bag of popcorn for the price of a half bag. Vote in the bean poll at Chats (it’s our version of a straw poll.) www.uni.edu/dor. Click on What's Happening.

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 
P&S VACANCIES:

Assistant Manager of Digital Design and Multimedia Production; Support Services Coordinator/User Consultant; Technical Director 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:

SPSS STATISTICS SHORT COURSE:

Learn about preparing data for SPSS with Excel, linear regression, ANOVA and scatterplots. Attend the class from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10, or Thursday, Nov. 13, in SAB 223. E-mail Mark Jacobson at jacobson@cs.uni.edu with questions or to RSVP, or visit http://www.cs.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL/.

 

IOWA ENERGY CENTER REQUEST FOR GRANT PRE-PROPOSALS:

The Iowa Energy Center is accepting pre-proposals for research and demonstration projects to begin July 1. The pre-proposal deadline is Friday, Dec. 5. For requirements and program guidelines, visit http://www.energy.iastate.edu/Funding/downloads/RFP2009-01.pdf. IEC pre-proposals require approval by the Office of Sponsored Programs; contact Hillery Oberle (hillery.oberle@uni.edu or 3-3961) if interested.

 

STUDENT RESPONSE-SYSTEM TRAINING:

Stephanie Rose from Turning Point will offer training in the use of the Turning Point Student Response System at 8, 9 and 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, in ITTC 134. Turning Point allows students to submit responses to interactive questions during lectures and presentations. Call 3-2309 to reserve a place. For additional information, contact Todd Hayungs at 3-6290.

 

ADDITIONAL MEMFIS TRAINING DATES:

The focus on these dates will be MEMFIS reports and budget adjustments. Several trainers will be available to work one-on-one with attendees with questions regarding other topics such as purchasing, employee self-service, manager self-service and completing MEMFIS forms. Reservations are required to receive personalized training. E-mail memfis-training@uni.edu and request a time: 1 to 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10; 8:30 to 11:30 a.m, Thursday, Nov. 13 (reports 8:30 to 10 a.m.); or 9 a.m to noon, Tuesday, Nov. 18. Seats are limited.

 

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

Apply now for the 2009-2010 Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program. This program provides fellowship to U.S. scholars and professionals for long-term overseas research on contemporary political, economic, historical or cultural developments relevant to U.S. foreign policy. The deadline for applications is Monday, Nov. 17. For more information, contact iaro@irex.org or call (202) 628-8188.

 
VISION INSURANCE AVAILABLE:

All employees who work half time or more are eligible to receive voluntary vision insurance. Open enrollment is through Dec. 1 for the 2009 plan year. Visit www.uni.edu/hrs/benefits for a summary of benefits and to obtain an enrollment form. A representative from the plan administrator, Avesis, will be available from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Gilchrist 007 to answer questions.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

UNI/IOWA-BRAZIL CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE:

Attend a conference from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. Refreshments will be served, with a party (festa) afterwards. Make connections (conexões) with students from other parts of the world. Sponsored by UNI Modern Languages, Portuguese Club and Capoeira Club.

 

KAPPA DELTA PI T-SHIRT SALE:

T-shirts and related items and gifts will be available at the UNI KDP Education Honor Society sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, and Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the second floor Schindler Lobby. Proceeds will go to KDP educational and service projects.

 
UNI UNITED WAY EVENT:

Whether you're making a first-time gift or have been a United Way giver for many years, remember pledges can be dropped off from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, at a special table in one of the Maucker Union Coffeehouse bays -- look for the balloons. Receive thanks from Ben and Pat Allen, enter one of several prize drawings and help support a variety of community needs through your United Way giving. Visit www.cedarvalleyunitedway.org and click on the "Giving" link to learn more about opportunities for leadership and emerging leader giving; couples can combine their gifts to achieve these goals.

 

SHOWTIME:

Join the HPELS dance faculty for a look at famous tap dancers of the stage and screen during the 20th century from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the WRC 185/187. Come for snacks and great dancing.

 

DANCE MOVEMENT OUTLET:

Movement Outlet is a free drop-in hour of dance organized by students for UNI faculty, staff and students. No experience needed. Movement Outlet offers contemporary dance from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, in the WRC 185/187. Contact Stacie at duckwits@uni.edu with questions.

 

WESTERN NIGHT:

All cowpokes, tenderfoots, outlaws and wranglers should come to Western night from 8 p.m. to midnight. Thursday, Nov. 6, in Maucker Union. See if you can last on the mechanical bulls, have an old-time western photo taken and line dance to your favorite country songs, performed by the Well Hungarians from 9 p.m. to midnight. Free refreshments. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS:

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10, at the UNI Museum to discuss "Little Heathens: Hard Times and Spirit on the Farm During the Great Depression" by UNI graduate Mildred Armstrong Kalish. Open to the public. It's not necessary to have read the book.

 

GATHERING OF CANCER SURVIVORS:

Colleges Against Cancer/Relay for Life is expanding its service to the campus community through on-going support for survivors. Attend a gathering from 5 to 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10, in Maucker Union, College Eye Room. Contact Randee Dewey, rdewey@uni.edu with questions.

 

MANAGING FLOODS:

A workshop on "Managing Floods of the Future: Concepts, Tools and Success Stories" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov.12, at the UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education. The Association of State Flood Plain Managers will discuss the innovative "No Adverse Impact" approach to floodplain management and county officials from North Carolina will discuss the measurable benefits from overhauling their floodplain management through six specific strategies. To register, e-mail barbara.payton@uni.edu or call 3-2573.

http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3980

 

MILITARY BALL:

The Department of Military Science at University of Northern Iowa and University of Dubuque invites you to the 27th Annual Reserve Officers' Training Corps Military Ball at 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, in the Commons Ballroom. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The cost is $30 per person. RSVP by calling 3-6178.

 

POLAR BARE RUN:

Join the UNI CATS in the second-annual Polar Bare Run, Walk or Roll event. This is an opportunity for students, alumni and the community to give back to the Cedar Valley while participating in a fun mile-long run, walk or roll through campus. This is a winter-wear drive (new or slightly used coats, hats, mittens, and scarves), and participants who make a donation will be eligible to receive a free T-shirt. The event will take place Tuesday, Nov. 18, and start/end at the UNI Alumni Association on West 23rd Street, across from University Book and Supply. Check-in will begin at 9 p.m., and the run will start at 9:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the local Salvation Army. For more information, or to sign up, visit http://www.unialum.org. Registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 10.

 

FOOD DRIVE AT ESSENTIALS:

Help us collect more than 1,000 items for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank and support our community. Drop your food or monetary donations off at Essentials in Maucker Union through Thursday, Dec. 4.

ATHLETICS:

MEN'S BASKETBALL:

Men's Basketball will play an exhibition game against Dubuque at 7:05 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the McLeod Center.

 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

Women's Basketball will play an exhibition game against Winona State at 7:05 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the McLeod Center.

 
FOOTBALL:

Football will play its final regular season home game against Missouri State at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, in the UNI-Dome.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

PORTUGUESE FILM SERIES:

The UNI Portuguese Club will host the final installment of its Conexões Film Series at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in the College Eye Room of Maucker Union. "Caramuru: A Invencão do Brasil," (The Invention of Brazil) is a comedy about a Portuguese map illustrator who reaches the Brazilian coast after his caravel sinks. He is saved by the Indian chief Itaparica. The film is in Portuguese with English subtitles and is free and open to the public.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

NATURAL RESOURCE RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT SEMINAR:

Karl Delong, a retired professor from Grinnell College, will discuss "Species Response to Intense Restoration of an Oak-Hickory Woodlot to a Closed Savanna," at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the Tallgrass Prairie Center, Room 9. Delong will discuss the restoration work he started in 1993 on a 40-acre heavily grazed woodlot. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, rwelch@uni.edu or 3-3828. http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3985

 

LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION:

DyAnn Longseth, senior vice president for communication, Veridian Credit Union, will discuss how Veridian has integrated leadership concepts and practices throughout the organization, including effective communication within an organizational environment, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, in SEC 252. Contact Gerri Perreault, at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu with questions.

 

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT:

Lauren Pellymounter, director of the Cedar Valley Volunteer Center, will discuss opportunities for "Involving Students in Civic Engagement," from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7, in the College Eye Room of Maucker Union. This event is free and open to the public. Contact Gerri Perreault (3-6898) with questions.

 

HOW TO START A BUSINESS AND WRITE A PLAN:

Learn about organizational structure, taxes, licenses, insurance, bookkeeping, financing and other resources, from 9 to 11 a.m., and how to write a business plan, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, in BCS 30. Take one or both. Reservations required; e-mail jpec@uni.edu or call 3-5732.

 

ELECTION 2008: WHAT DID IT MEAN:

Join members of the Department of Political Science for a forum discussing "Election 2008: What Did it Mean?" from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Seerley 115. For more information, contact Donna Hoffman at donna.hoffman@uni.edu or 3-5916.

 

IS RELATIONSHIP CONFLICT AFFECTING YOUR CHILDREN:

The Family & Children's Council will be sharing information about three programs/services they offer: mediation; living apart, parenting together; and safe exchange from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. One of these programs/services may be helpful to you whether you're divorced or trying to work on more effective communication in your relationship. Feel free to bring your lunch. Contact Mark Rowe by calling 3-3423 or by e-mailing mark.rowe@uni.edu with questions.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

Cheryl Mullenbach, independent scholar, will discuss "Bringing a Forgotten Iowan to the Public" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, in SRL 115. The event is free and open to the public.

PERFORMING ARTS:

NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:

Under the direction of conductor Rebecca Burkhardt, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer its fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI CHAMBER SINGERS:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Brad Barrett, the UNI Chamber Singers will offer a fall concert at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

BEIJING OPERA:

The International Center for Beijing Opera will offer a presentation at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. The presentation will focus on the male and female roles in Beijing Opera, including a discussion and presentation on the group's history, character types and performance routines. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Caroline.Boehmer@uni.edu.

 

JAZZ PANTHERS:

Under the direction of faculty artist and conductor Bob Washut, the Jazz Panthers will present a concert with Jazz Band III at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

STRAYER-WOOD THEATRE PRESENTS:

The Strayer-Wood Theatre presents Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters," directed by Alisa Ivanova of the St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy in Russia. Performances are Thursday, Nov. 6, through Sunday, Nov. 9, and Wednesday, Nov. 12, through Sunday, Nov. 16. Tickets are $14 for general public and may be purchased by calling the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 273-6381. Free for UNI students. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 

MOVIN' OUT:

The Billy Joel, Twyla Tharp Sensation - Movin' Out will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7; and 2 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, at the GBPAC. For more information and tickets, visit www.gbpac.com or call 3-4TIX. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount on tickets.

 

UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL RECITAL WEEKEND:

The UNI Suzuki School will present its bi-annual recital weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8 and 9, in Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail Cathy.Craig@uni.edu.

 

LAKOTA SIOUX DANCE THEATRE:

Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theatre will perform at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9, at the GBPAC. For more information and tickets, visit www.gbpac.com or call 3-4TIX. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount on tickets.

 

UNI HORN CHOIR CONCERT:

Under the direction of faculty artist and professor Yu-Ting Su, the UNI Horn Choir will offer a fall recital featuring student musicians and community players at 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CLARINET RECITAL:

Artist and educator Amanda McCandless will offer a clarinet recital featuring faculty artist Robin Guy on piano at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

VETERAN'S DAY CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Ronald Johnson, the Wind Symphony will offer a special concert in honor of Veteran’s Day at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CONCERT BAND IN CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor S. Daniel Galyen, the UNI Concert Band will offer its fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

KUNI BLUES BLOW-OUT FEATURES KENNY NEAL:

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:

WORDS OF WELLNESS NEWSLETTER:

The October 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 sponsoring a portion of each issue. To receive a printed copy of each issue, e-mail kathy.green@uni.edu or call 3-6921 with your name and UNI I.D. number.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

RECRUITING RESIDENT ASSISTANTS:

The resident assistant selection committee is looking to recruit as many students as possible to the RA position. Remind students of the leadership opportunities, financial benefits (free room and board with a $1,200 stipend the first year) and long-term benefits of the job (life-long friends, time management and organizational skills). Students must have a 2.5 GPA to apply. The applications will be available at http://www.uni.edu/dor/raapplication/ on Monday, Nov. 10. E-mail jenny.connolly@uni.edu with questions or if you want information to hand out to students.

 

THE WORD IS...MONEY:

In 2001, the average balance of student loan debt per student was $12,393. In 2006, it was $14,379. Today, the numbers continue to rise. Help your students learn how to manage money wisely so that they can persist in higher education. http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/

 

CONVERSATION WITH PRESIDENT ALLEN:

The Graduate Student Advisory Board presents "A Conversation with President Ben Allen," from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in the SEC fifth-floor lounge (Room 544). All graduate students are invited to speak with President Allen, graduate college staff and fellow graduate students. Refreshments provided.

 

PAIR POSITION OPEN IN BENDER FOR SPRING:

Apply to be a Peer Academic Advisor in Residence (PAIR) for spring 2009. The PAIR will work in Academic Advising and work/live in Bender Hall. Information and applications are available from the Online Job Board, www.uni.edu/advising/pairs/index.html, in 102 Gilchrist Hall, or from any current PAIR. Applications are due Wednesday, Nov. 5.

 

RESMANIA:

UNI Programming Board is sponsoring ResMania, a spirit week for those living in the residence halls Nov. 3 through 8. Students are encouraged to dress up each day: Monday, wear pajamas; Tuesday, wear red, white and blue (don't forget to vote); Wednesday, ugly sweater day; Thursday, dress-up day; Friday, wear green; Saturday, purple pride day. Show spirit at the first UNI Women's basketball game on Wednesday, Nov. 5 by getting loud in McLeod and pack the UNI-Dome at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, for the football game. Purple and gold beads will be handed out at the northeast entrance of the UNI-Dome.

 

FRENCH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS INFORMATION SESSION:

Programs in France and Canada are available for any level of French from beginning to advanced. Attend an informational meeting from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in Gilchrist 009 to learn about the three programs that UNI offers, costs and the benefits of studying abroad. This is a great way to receive credit for French major/minor requirements.

 

NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE INFO MEETING:

Learn how you can attend one of more than 180 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada while paying UNI tuition at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Maucker Union State College Room. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and have completed at least 30 credit hours at the time of exchange. Learn more at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/nse.

 

KOREA AND JAPAN INFORMATION SESSION:

Learn about university exchanges in Korea and Japan from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, in Gilchrist 009. There are many scholarships available. You can become a conversation partner or experience Asian family life through home stays.

 

CHARACTER COUNTS WORKSHOP:

A Character Counts workshop for pre-service teachers will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7, at the Center for Multicultural Education in Maucker Union. Call 3-3658 or e-mail paulsonr@uni.edu to register. Participants will be required to purchase a $10 CC workbook. Students must attend the entire session to receive a certificate of participation. Sponsored by College of Education, the Institute for Character Development, and the GBPAC.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN RUSSIA:

Attend an informational meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, and Wednesday, Nov. 12, in Gilchrist 009 to learn about a summer non-western program in St. Petersburg, Russia. Participants will examine Russian culture, history, geography and language, and it is worth five to six credit hours. For more information, contact the study abroad office at 3-7078.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN NICARAGUA:

Learn about children in need, family life and communities making positive change against tremendous odds with child, family and community development in Nicaragua. Attend an informational meeting from 2 to 2:50 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10, in Sabin 13.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND IRELAND:

There will be an informational session from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Gilchrist 007 focusing on the travels in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Past participants will be available to answer questions and talk about the great opportunities available. For more information, stop by the Study Abroad Office in Gilchrist 28 or call 3-7078.

 

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