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Monday, August 15, 2005

NEWS

LOGIN CHANGES:

ITS has discontinued the social security number option for logging into Web-based self-service applications. Students: Use your university ID (your UID, printed on the front side of your uCard) or your username (the part of your email address preceding the @uni.edu) as your login.

 

JUMP START ORIENTATION:

The Eighth Annual UNI Jump Start Orientation Program is scheduled for Aug. 14 - 19. The Program assists ethnically diverse students in making a smooth transition to UNI. Help us welcome the Jump Start participants. For more information contact the Office of Admissions, 3-2281.

 

GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION:

All graduate students are invited to attend a Graduate Student Orientation on Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 3-5 p.m. in Maucker Union Central Ballroom A. The orientation, co-sponsored by the Graduate College and Graduate Student Advisory Board, will feature a graduate student panel, an overview of student services, and informational tables. Refreshments will be served.

 

COUNSELING & DISABILITY SERVICES MOVE:

The UNI Counseling Center and the Office of Disability Services have moved to the upper level of the new Student Health Center on 23rd Street. Enter the Student Health Center on the east side of the building and take the stairs or the elevator on the right. Call 3-2676 for information.

 

ESSENTIALS OPEN:

Essentials in Maucker Union will be open the week of August 15, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Enjoy a cold beverage, snack, ice cream novelty, popcorn, and more.

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER:

The Visitor Information Center, located at the University Avenue entrance to campus, will reopen Monday, Aug. 15. The center will be staffed with a combination of students and staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may be extended in the future if use demands. The online calendar will be the main source of information for campus visitors, so it's important for all campus departments to list events at that site. The phone number at the Visitor Information Center is 3-7628. The VIC is a collaborative project of University Events Coordination, Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Department of Residence, Office of Admissions and University Marketing & Public Relations. Contact Jan Hanish at 3-2383 for more information.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY LOCK-UP :

Volunteers are needed to assist the Muscular Dystrophy Association with a one-day event, Thursday, Aug. 25, 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. The Lock-Up will raise money for families in NE Iowa supported by MDA. Volunteer opportunities include welcoming, checking-in, taking mugshots, checking-out and processing pledges. Volunteer for any amount of time throughout the day. For more information e-mail volunteer@uni.edu.

 

WELCOME WEEKEND SERVICE PROJECT:

Help us give back to the community by working with the College Hill Neighborhood Association. All particpants will receive a T-shirt for volunteering. To sign up, stop by the Student Involvement & Activites Center, located in the upper level of Maucker Union. Call 3-2683 for more info.

 

UNI CIRCLE K:

Interested in volunteering and serving your community? The UNI Circle K will meet at 9 p.m. every Monday this semester starting Aug. 29, in the College Eye Room in the basement of the Maucker Union. Circle K is an organization sponsored by Kiwanis International focused on service, leadership, and fellowship. All students are welcome. Attend the meeting, meet new people, have fun, and find out how you can help the community and yourself through service and social events. For more information, visit: http://www.circlek.org or contact Jessica at jyoung01@uni.edu.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

SOFTBALL TRYOUTS:

The UNI softball team will hold open tryouts Thursday, Aug. 25, at 5 p.m., at Panther Park, located northwest of the UNI-Dome near the football practice field. Interested players should bring a glove, cleats and bat. For further information, contact UNI head softball coach Christy Hebert, 3-2520.

 

AUDITIONS: OUR TOWN:

Theatre UNI will hold open auditions for the November production of "Our Town" on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 5 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Auditions are open to all UNI students. For more information about what to prepare, visit http://www.theatreuni.com

 

PERFORMING ARTS

KUNI's LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

MARK DVORAK, will perform Monday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third floor studios in the Communication Arts Center. His roots are in Chicago but since 1981, he's been criss-crossing the country performing, teaching and learning all the while. He's visited big cities where his concerts and recordings have been hailed as "a refreshing portrait of the living folk tradition." Admission is $3, free for kids under 12.

 

KUNI "MUSIC IN THE AIR" WELCOME WEEK PARTY:

Wednesday, Aug. 24, 6-8 p.m., join KUNI 90.9 FM Public Radio for a live outdoor concert from local faves The Mittens and A is Jump. Admission is free. Food provided. Party will take place at the Mosaic Band Shell located on the south side of Russell Hall, near the corner of 27th & Minnesota streets, across from Hagemann and Rider Halls.

 

THE ROBERT CRAY BAND AT THE GBPAC:

Three bands in one night at the Gallagher-Bluedorn- Friday, Aug. 26. Puddin’ Truck will play on the front lawn beginning at 6:15 p.m. during the BBQ, beer and blues party. Preorder your meal by calling the ticket office. Bob Dorr and the Blue Band will open for five-time Grammy Award Winner, The Robert Cray Band, whose sound merges R&B, blues, rock and gospel. Cray has collaborated with Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, B.B. King and John Lee Hooker. UNI students receive 50 percent off adult ticket prices. Order tickets by calling 3-SHOW or visiting http://www.gbpac.com

 

KUNI PRESENTS THE BASTARD SONS OF JOHNNY CASH:

Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 p.m. at The Reverb: The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, who came together in 1995, play modern country with an "outlaw" edginess. Admission is $10. Contact The Reverb (Cedar Falls) to purchase tickets at 277-4404.

 

EVENTS

SOCCER EXHIBITION GAMES:

The UNI soccer team hosts two exhibition games at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex on Ridgeway Ave. in the upcoming week.
* Aug. 17, Upper Iowa, 4 p.m.
* Aug. 21, Loras College, 1 p.m.

 

CONVOCATION:

Plan to attend the sixth annual Convocation ceremony Sunday, Aug. 21, at 4 p.m. in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. This traditional event honors the beginning of the academic year and sets a tone of dedication to education by both students and faculty.

PANTHER BASH 2005:

The UNI Alumni Association will present the Panther Bash on Sunday, Aug. 21, at 5 p.m. (following Convocation). Join us across from the GBPAC for free pizza, pop, prizes, and entertainment. Music by Sugarfoot. This is a "rain or shine" outdoor event. For more information, call Jennifer Noehl at 3-2355.

 

ART EXHIBITION:

The UNI Gallery of Art will present "Mary Snyder Behrens: New Work" from Monday, Aug. 22 through Friday, Sept. 16. The artist will give a lecture titled, "Working," at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 23 in KAB Room 111. An opening reception will follow. Free and open to the public. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/

 

THURSDAZE DRIVE-IN MOVIE:

Come out for a night under the stars with the summer comedy "The Longest Yard," featuring Adam Sandler and Chris Rock Thursday, Aug. 25 at 9 p.m. at the Quads Courtyard. Bring your blanket. In case of rain, movie will be moved to Maucker Union Ballroom. Sponsored by Campus Activities Board (CAB). Questions, call 3-2683.

 

 

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