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Monday, September 12, 2005

 

NEWS

MAUCKER MEMORIAL:

UNI will honor former UNI President J.W. "Bill" Maucker, with a special memorial event at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, in Maucker Union's Old Central Ballroom. The event is open to the public. Maucker, who died in July at age 92, spent two decades at UNI's helm receiving among his numerous honors, the Alexander Meiklejohn Award for Academic Freedom. The University Union opened in 1969 and was named the J.W. Maucker University Union in his honor, in 1974.

 

UNI COMMEMORATES CONSTITUTION DAY:

UNI will commemorate the nation's inaugural Constitution Day with a special presentation of "Free Speech in the Digital Age," on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The one-hour video presentation is a debate hosted by National Public Radio's Margot Adler. The video will be shown simultaneously in the CME, Room 109; CAC, Room 108; and Seerley Hall, Room 115. A 30-minute discussion will take place at each location immediately following the video. The program will look at censorship in libraries, of textbooks and on the Internet. It also will examine the reasons for both safeguarding and limiting speech, including the protection of minors and community safety, ensuring a free marketplace of ideas, and guaranteeing democratic institutions. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about Constitution Day, visit http://www.uscourts.gov/outreach/constitutionday.html

 
STUDY ABROAD APPLICATION DEADLINE:

The Office of International Programs encourages all students, who want to study abroad during the Spring semester of 2006 to apply for the program by Oct., 1. For more information, please, contact study-abroad@uni.edu, call us at 273-7078, or visit us in 59 Baker Hall or on-line at http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad.

 
NISG ELECTIONS:

Applications for Northern Iowa Student Government are due September 20th by 5pm. The following NISG Senator positions are open: Hageman Hall, Shull Hall, Bartlett Hall, Campbell Hall, and off-campus. Applications can be picked up from the NISG office in the Student Involvement and Activities Center, 2nd floor Mauker Union. Please contact us with any questions at 273-2650 or nisg@uni.edu. http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/ Students supporting Students.

 
FRIEDMAN Q&A SESSION:

Those unable to attend Thomas Friedman's "sold-out" lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the GBPAC, may want to attend his 4 p.m. Q&A session, also at the GBPAC. Friedman, foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times and a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner will be speaking on topics from his latest book, "The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century," as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. The 4 p.m. session is specifically focused toward students, faculty and staff and provides an interactive opportunity.

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

ASPIRE THERAPEUTIC RIDING:

ASPIRE provides benefits to individuals with disabilities through animal assisted activities and outreach programs. Classes begin Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the National Cattle Congress Grounds in Waterloo. Volunteers are needed as leaders and sidewalkers. Fall classes are: Mondays: 4 - 7 p.m.; Wednesdays: 5 - 7 p.m.; Thursdays: 5 - 7 p.m. For more information e-mail volunteer@uni.edu.

 
VOLUNTEERNEWS:

The September 2005 issue of VolunteerNEWS is now available online. VolunteerNEWS brings you the latest volunteer news and volunteer opportunities. http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/volunteer/

 

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

HISPANIC HERITAGE DISPLAY:

Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education, the Rod Library's main exhibit case will have books, artifacts, pictures, quotes, and facts related to Hispanic Heritage Month displayed during September. For more information about Hispanic Heritage Month visit: http://www.uni.edu/cme

 
PPST TRAINERS:

Teacher Education Majors: Admission to the Teacher Education Program requires passing the PPST. If you have not done this, you can have a personalized certified trainer coach in any of the three subtests to help you prepare. For a coach in math or writing: 214 E Bartlett, 273-2346. For reading: 125 E Bartlett, 273-6023. Paper/pencil test date: Nov 19 (register by Oct. 20.) Computer-based testing: call 273-6023.

 

UNI STUDY ABROAD CENTER:

Looking for a great opportunity to travel abroad at affordable prices while earning UNI credits?
Attend an informational meeting on Monday, Sept. 12, in Maucker Union's University Room North at 3 p.m. Application deadline for Spring 2006 is Oct. 1. For more information, contact study-abroad@uni.edu, call 3-7078, or visit 59 Baker Hall and online at http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad

 
KAPPA DELTA PI SALE:

The UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society will sell T-Shirts, buttons, bumperstickers and other items. at one of the tables at the Diversity Week Cultural Festival on Monday, Sept. 12th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Maucker Union courtyard.

 

UNI CAREER FAIR:

Monday, Sept. 19, 2-6 p.m., UNI-Dome. Some 150 employers, graduate and professional schools will visit with students and alumni about jobs, internships and continuing education. More than 20 employers will sign up students to interview on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Check out the organizations participating and the majors they're seeking: http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/events/careerfair/fall05.html

 
TEACHER PPS PREPARATION:

Teacher education majors can attend FREE preparation sessions. Friday, Sept. 9: Intro to PPST reading and math. Friday, Sept. 16: writing, multiple choice prep, grammar and punctuation refresher and essay tips. Both sessions run 1 to 3 p.m. in SEC 182-183. Register by Oct. 20 for the Nov. 19 PPST test. Register for computer-based test by appointment only (273-6023).

 
EMPLOYER PANEL DISCUSSION – "THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERNSHIPS":

An employer panel discussion on "The Importance of Internships" will take place Monday, Sept. 19, 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the John Deere Auditorium (CBB 109). Panel members represent Pella Corporation, The Washington Center, Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, and Target Corporation’s Executive Team Leaders program.

 

iLIFE WORK SESSIONS:

Explore Apple’s iLife suite and learn how easy it is to create digital projects with your students. Sessions will take place on Mondays, Sept. 19, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, from 3 to 5 p.m., in SEC 127-128. iLife provides the integrated software teachers and students need to create great digital media content. And because iLife applications are so easy to use, students can focus on the content of their projects, not the technology. Attendees can register for a drawing for a free iTunes gift card.

 
 
 
 

CLUBS/MEETINGS:

DANIEL WEBSTER LAW SOCIETY:

The Daniel Webster Law Society will meet Monday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. in SAB 007. The DWLS is open to all students interested in the law and legal issues, especially those with an interest in law school. We will discuss plans for the year. Possible future activities include sponsoring discussions over legal issues, sponsoring visits to and from law schools, and help with the LSAT and law school application process. All students are welcome.

PHI BETA LAMBDA:

ALL BUSINESS MAJORS WELCOME. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 8:30 p.m., in CBB 332. Resume workshops are offered. Leadership positions are available. Questions? E-mail Joel at kiesey@uni.edu

 

PRE-LAW CLUB MEETING:

Interested in learning about law school or career options in the field of law? The Pre-Law Club will host an informational meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m., in CBB 127. All majors welcome.

 
MOOT COURT MEETING:

Interested in being a part of UNI's Moot Court team? All majors are welcome to attend the informational meeting to be held immediately following the pre-law club meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m., in CBB 127. You do not need to be a part of the pre-law club to participate. For more information, contact John Fordyce at jfordyce@uni.edu.

 
AMERICAN HUMANICS:

American Humanics will hold its bi-weekly meeting Wednesda, Sept. 14, at 8 p.m., with a large group meeting at 9 p.m., in WRC 204. Learn more about getting involved with area non-profit organizations.

 

JOIN UNI STUDENTS TODAY ALUMNI TOMORROW:

Save money at 42 local businesses by joining UNI STAT. For $18, students receive numerous repeat discounts, entry into door-prize drawings, and a free UNI STAT gift. For complete details, or to join online, visit http:www.unialum.org/stat.

 
AMA MEETING:

Attention ALL majors. Come Thursday, Sept. 15, at 5 p.m., in room CBB 125, for FREE pizza and pop. We will have a guest speaker from the Career Center. American Marketing Association is for any major and a great resume builder. This year we will be involved in fund raisers, have guest speakers, learn many new ways to "market" yourself, and have fun.

 

UNLIKELY PARTNERS:

This program is designed to facilitate personal interaction between individuals who ordinarily may not interact. The purpose is to nurture cross-cultural awareness, understanding and connection. Join us at the Unlikely Partners kick-off on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. in the CME (Upper Level of Maucker Union). There are a limited number of spaces, so register early at http://www.uni.edu/maucker
Click on the Unlikely Partners link.

 

2005 UNI POWWOW:

The UNI Native American Student Union (NASU) will host the third Annual UNI Powwow on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 and 17, in the West Gym. This event aims to promote Native American Culture by showing traditional dances, songs, arts, food, and drums of different Native American tribes.The Grand Entry is Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact NASU at 273-3858 or visit http://www.rrttc.uni.edu

 
OUT-OF-STATE AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TEACHERS:

Attention future UNI student teachers. The Out-of-State and International Student Teaching office will host their information meetings the week of Sept. 19-23 in the Schindler Education Center. Meeting times and room numbers are posted all throughout the SEC. Students only need to attend one meeting.

 
UNI GAELIC CLUB:

The UNI Gaelic Club is looking for people interested in Celtic society and the Gaelic language. For more information, visit http://www.quamada.com/gaelic/ or e-mail Melody Jones at ginki@uni.edu.

The Vibe hosts Celtic music jams at 7 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/dance/ceili.htm.

 
 

HOURS

MAUCKER UNION - FALL SEMESTER HOURS:

Maucker Union restaurants have extended hours this semester. Blimpie's is open Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m, and Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Note later closing time. Flares and Wasabi are open Monday – Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Note earlier opening time for Wasabi. Avanti is open Monday – Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., and Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Chats is open Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 11 p.m. Grab and Go items at Prexy’s are available till 6:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday and till 4 p.m. on Friday.

 

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

FITNESS CLASSES:

Tired of waiting in line for cardio machines? Group fitness classes are still open. Check out total body conditioning, Hydro-Fit, Absolutely Muscle, Mind, Body & Spirit and Saturday morning 75-minute aerobics.

 
IM FLAG FOOTBALL:

Men's/Women's Intramural flag fooball league registration: WRC Room 101, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sept. 26 and 27. For information you must attend a MANDATORY managers meeting Thursday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m. in SEC 247. League play begins Tuesday, Oct. 4. Make-up manager meetings are Sept. 26 and 27, at 3:15 p.m., in WRC Room 246.

 

CO-REC FLAG FOOTBALL:

Co-rec intramural flag football league registration: WRC Room 101, 8 a.m. -5:30 p.m., Sept. 26 and 27. For information you must attend a MANDATORY managers meeting Thursday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m. in SEC 247. League play begins Tuesday, Oct. 4. Make-up manager meetings are Sept. 26 & 27 at 3:15, WRC Room 246. All co-rec games are played at 3:30 p.m. on M/W or T/T.

 
CO-REC FFB OPEN TOURNAMENT:

NEW Open Men's and Co-Rec Flag Football Tournament: (open to students/faculty/staff) Registration is in the WRC Room 101, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sept. 26 and 27. For information you must attend a MANDATORY managers meeting Thursday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m., in SEC 247. Tournament play is Saturday, Oct. 1, at 9 a.m. IM fields (Rain date Sat., Oct. 8) Make-up manager meetings are Sept. 26 and 27, at 3:15 p.m. in WRC Room 246. Contact Cindy Klatt at 273-7262 for more information. There is a $20 entry fee per team.

 
IM DODGEBALL MAKE-UP MEETINGS:

Make-up meetings are Sept. 12 or 13, at 3:15 p.m., in WRC Room 246. You can also contact Cindy Klatt at 273-7262. Play begins on Monday, Sept. 19.

 

IM GOLF TOURNAMENT:

Register for IM golf tournament (Men/Women) Sept. 12 - 14, at WRC 101, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Green fees are $13 (cash/check/u-bill). Tee times, starting at noon until 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18, at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course, 3205 West 12th St., CF. (Limited to 80 entries)

 

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Monday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m., singer Denice Franke will perform in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Tickets are $3, children under 12 are free.

 

OFF-HUDSON PLAY READING:

Theatre UNI's first Off-Hudson play reading of the season, Mark Ravenhill's "Handbag," will take place Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m., in CAC Room 108. This is a comedy of non-traditional parenthood in the age of diverse sexualities, artificial insemination and Tinky Winky's handbag. Admission is free. Contains strong language and sexual situations. http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 

NATALIE MACMASTER AT THE GBPAC:

Natalie MacMaster will perform at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Sunday, Sept. 18. She's a fiddle player, a world-class dancer, and an internationally renowned concert artist. Curtain Talk, pre-show discussion, begins at 6:45 p.m. Don’t miss out on speed dating – call the ticket office for more information and to register. UNI students receive 50 percent off adult ticket prices. Order tickets by calling 3-SHOW or visiting http://www.gbpac.com

 
WILLY WONKA AT THE GBPAC:

The Kennedy Center IMAGINATION CELEBRATION® On Tour Presents Willy Wonka at the Gallagher-Bluedorn on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka is a scrumptious musical theater treat for the entire family. A magician, chocolate making and kids’ crafts will fill the lobby beginning at 6 p.m. Register your child(ren) for the kids’ craft corner by calling the ticket office. A buck a kid. UNI students receive 50 percent off adult ticket prices. Order tickets by calling 3-SHOW or visiting http://www.gbpac.com

 

EVENTS

DIVERSITY WEEK:

Diversity Week runs Sept. 11-17, and includes events such as the Multicultural Festival, keynote speaker Bob Zellner, a film series, anti-bias training, and a Native American Pow Wow. For more details visit ttp://www.uni.edu/cme or call 273-2250.

 

BUSINESS ETHICS LECTURE:

The Wilson Series in Business Ethics presents: "Straight From the Heart: An Iowa Ex-Con Talks Business Ethics." Patrick Kuhse became involved in illegal activities while working as a stockbrocker in California. After years as an international fugitive in Costa Rica and more years in a federal penitentiary, Kuhse tells his riveting story and sounds the alarm on the faulty-thought processes and decision making skills that can easily trap the unsuspecting young professional. Free lecture and reception Monday, Sept. 12, at 5 p.m., in CBB 109. Contact Donna Wood, 3-2196 or e-mail Donna.Wood @uni.edu; or call Karen, 3-7620 or e-mail Karen.Hansen@uni.edu if you have questions.

 

UNI CULTURAL FESTIVAL:

Enjoy foods from throughout the world as we celebrate diversity at this year's Cultural Festival Monday, Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Maucker Union Courtyard. In case of rain, the event will move to the Maucker Union Ballroom. For more information, call 273-2683.

 
FACULTY RECITAL:

Faculty members Randy Grabowski and Sean Botkin will perform Monday, Sept. 12 - GBPAC Davis Hall, 8 p.m. Grabowski is joined by Sean Botkin, piano and Nicole Lamartine, soprano, performing works by Hailstork, Scarlatti, Ponchielli, and Wilson. Admission free.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

"From Brazilian Bedrock to Minnesotan Washboard Moraines: My Summer in an REU Program" by Breanna Hennessy, B. S. Geology Major, Monday, Sept. 12, 4 p.m. in Latham 125.

 

KUNI PRESENTS ROGER CLYNE & THE PEACEMAKERS:

KUNI continues its concert series at The Reverb, downtown Cedar Falls, with Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Singer/songwriter Roger Clyne first made a name for himself while fronting the modern rock outfit the Refreshments during the post-grunge heyday of the '90s. Admission is $10. Showtime is 9 p.m. Contact The Reverb at (319) 277-4404 for tickets.

 

FALL SPEAKERS SERIES:

On Sept. 13, noon - 1 p.m. in the College Eye Room of Maucker Union, Mary Jo Loveland from HVAAA will share the latest on the Medicare Prescription Drug program and cover the basics of Medicare and Medicaid. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

 
FILM SERIES:

Culturally related films followed by discussion and refreshments will be showing at the Center for Multicultural Education (109 MAU), at 12:30 p.m. on the following days: Tuesday, Sept. 13: "30 Minute Blue Eyes"; Wednesday, Sept. 14: "Talking about Race"; and, Thursday, Sept. 15: "Not in our Town." For more details visit: http://www.uni.edu/cme

 
DISCUSSION AFTER FRIEDMAN LECTURE:

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, the American Democracy Project Committee will sponsor an informal discussion of the ideas presented in Dr. Thomas Friedman's lecture, immediately following the lecture, in Room 30 of the GBPAC. Light refreshments will be provided. All students, staff, and community members who attend the forum are invited to participate in the discussion afterwards.

 

ALEXSEI BOYKO LECTURES:

Alexsei Boyko, Chair of Art Education and Museum Pedagogy at the Russian State Pedagogical University-Herzen in St. Petersburg, Russia, will present two lectures this month in the Art Auditorium of the UNI Dept. of Art. On Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m., Dr. Boyko will offer a lecture titled "Russian Icons," and on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m., he will lecture on "A Virtual Tour of the Russian Museum." Both are free and open to the public.

 

BERGMAN FILM SERIES:

Four great films by acclaimed director, Ingmar Bergman, Thursday evenings in September. Sept. 15, with "The Seventh Seal" at 5:30 p.m. in LANG 008. Admission free; sponsored by English Department.

 
THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT:

This week's Thursdaze Movie Feature is "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 and 9:30 p.m., in Maucker Union Ballroom. Free snacks and beverages provided. For more information call 273-2683.

 
CATHOLIC STUDENT ASSOCIATION:

Please join us Thursday, Sept. 15, at 9 p.m., in prayer vigil for those whose lives were touched by Hurricane Katrina. The vigil will be held at St. Stephen Student Center, next to University Book and Supply; parking available behind the church. Everyone's prayers are needed.

 
ESSENTIALS CELEBRATION:

Stop by Essentials in Maucker Union and celebrate our one year anniversary Tuesday, Sept. 20 and Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. FREE ice cream samples from Wells Blue Bunny, 50 cent bags of popcorn, discounted clothing, and drawings for prizes.

 

LELAND WILSON CHEMISTRY LECTURE:

Dr. Charles D. Huss, an emergency department physician and avid mountain climber, will speak on "Man at Extreme Altitude: A Physician's Observations on Mt. Everest" at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, in McCollum Science Hall 201. Before the lecture, at 7:45 p.m., ChemWall, the recently installed interactive periodic table in the MSH addition, will be dedicated. The talk is open to the public and free of charge.

BECKER MEMORIAL LECTURE:

The 32nd annual Carl Becker Memorial Lecture will be presented by Dr. Joan Wallach Scott, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. in Sabin 102. A leading feminist historian, Scott is the Harold F. Linder Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. Her talk will be titled "Symptomatic Politics: Banning Islamic Head Scarves in French Public Schools." The lecture is free and open to the public. For further information contact wallace.hettle@uni.edu.

 

UNI ENTREPRENEURSHIP DAY:

Friday, Sept. 23, from 9-11 a.m., in Maucker Union. Advance registration is encouraged by calling 3-7350 or katherine.cota@uni.edu. This event is to raise awareness among students, staff and faculty of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship in small businesses and at the university. This event is free and open to the UNI community; business and non-business majors are encouraged to attend. Guest speakers include UNI alumni Eric Schaefer of Advanced Business Fulfillment and Chris Pirillo of Lockergnome. For more information and the agenda, http://www.jpec.org/entreday.htm

 

ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT CONCERT:

The UNI School of Music will host the 24th Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert Friday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m., in the GBPAC, Great Hall. Sensational Music + exceptional artistry = thrilling performances. Special guest, legendary jazz trumpeter Clark Terry, will perform with the UNI Jazz Band One. For tickets call GBPAC box office, 273-7469, or visit http://www.tickets.uni.edu (click on School of Music).

 
 

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