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Monday, October 3, 2005

 

NEWS

CAMPUS VANDALISM:

The Office of the Vice President of Educational & Dean of Student Services wants the campus community to know that we are deeply dismayed and concerned about the vandalism that occured in the Price Lab and Towers CP parking lots on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 26 and 27. The cars were vandalized with writing that denounces women, gays and lesbians, and other members of our community. Our office and the UNI Police are working together to determine who is responsible and to hold them accountable for their actions. If you have information that may be helpful in apprehending the individual(s) responsible, please contact the UNI police at 273-2712 or the VP and Dean of Students Office at 273-2332.

 

E-BILL DUE DATE:

E-bills are due Wednesday, Oct. 5. Please check MyUNIverse to see if you have an amount that is due. If you have trouble accessing your account please check the Quick Reference Guide at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/student_accounts/

 
NISG SPECIAL ELECTIONS:

NISG Special Elections will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and Wednesday, Oct. 5, ending at 6 p.m. Vote on MyUNIverse. If you have any questions, contact the NISG office at 273-2650 or nisg@uni.edu

http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg

 

UNI PURPLE PRIDE DAY:

UNI will host its first-annual Purple Pride Day Friday, Oct. 14. Students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff are encouraged to show their Panther pride by wearing UNI purple apparel to help kickoff this year's Homecoming weekend. Wear your UNI purple and take group photos showcasing your Panther pride. Send photos to University Marketing & Public Relations, or via e-mail at umpr@uni.edu Please include a short caption with the photo that explains who is in the picture and when and where it was taken.

 

PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALK SAFETY:

Beginning this week, University Police Officers will begin monitoring selected crosswalks throughout campus and adjoining streets. Always use a marked crosswalk when one is available. These lines remind motorists to be on the watch for pedestrians.
* STOP at the curb, corner or parked car before you proceed across.
* Always look left, right and left again to make sure it is clear to begin crossing.
* If there is traffic, make eye contact with the driver(s) so they see you, understand your intentions and STOP before you start across.

 

NEW HOURS FOR CME:

The CME has extended its hours until 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Center offers a luxurious study lounge with tables, leather couches and chairs, more than 800 multicultural resources available for check-out, a fully equipped computer lab, and on-going cultural artifact exhibits. All are welcome, so come and diversify your studying experience at UNI. For more on the CME visit: http://www.uni.edu/cme

 

RAFFLE:

The Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization is hosting a raffle for assorted prizes through Oct. 11. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. Please contact CEO president, Brian Larkin, at blarkin@uni.edu or the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at 273-7350 or katherine.cota@uni.edu for more information.

 
MINI PIZZAS AT PREXY'S:

Create your own individual pizza at Avanti. Bakes in just 5 minutes. Available every day after 2 p.m.

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

HELP WITH CEMETERY WALK:

Grout Museum District will host its annual Cemetery Walk on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29. Volunteers are needed to light luminaries and keep them lit, guide patrons, distributive programs, serve cider and cookies, and clean-up. Volunteer for one or both nights, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. both evenings. For more information e-mail volunteer@uni.edu

 
HELP WITH BASKETBALL GAME:

A Harlem Ambassadors Basketball Game will take place at Central Intermediate School on Sunday, Oct. 23. Volunteers are needed to sell/take tickets and to usher at basketball game. Also, volunteers are needed to serve a meal and clean-up, following the event. E-mail volunteer@uni.edu for more information.

 

VOLUNTEER EDUCATION COORDINATOR INTERNSHIP:

The Northeast Iowa Food Bank and Kids Cafe are seeking an Education Coordinator for its after school feeding program that provides meals to youth under the age of 18. Mentoring, leadership, and character-building are also provided. Coordinator will plan and implement activities; 15 to 20 hours per week and one semester commitment are required and scheduling is flexible. For more information e-mail volunteer@uni.edu

 
 

STUDENT RESOURCES

FINDING JOURNAL ARTICLES:

Rod Library staff will help you find articles via live chat sessions. Hours: Mondays through Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See the "Ask Us" link in upper left corner of library home page or go to http://www.lib.uni.edu/ris/askchat.shtml Help is also available via e-mail, phone, and in person.

 
BATTLE OF THE BANDS:

Campus Activities Board is searching for bands willing to participate in a Battle of the Bands on Nov. 3. If interested, please e-mail amcarter@uni.edu by Oct. 6.

 
IRISH CEILI AND SCOTTISH DANCE LESSONS:

Learn Irish and Scottish dances on Sundays, Oct. 9 and 16, Nov. 6 and 13 and Dec. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m., Maucker Union Central Ballroom A. These lessons are free and open to all.

 

NATIONAL DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY:

The UNI Counseling Center is offering free, anonymous screenings for depression on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. They will take place at the Counseling Center, 103 Student Health Center, second floor. No appointment needed. All are welcome, whether experiencing symptoms or just wanting to learn more about depression. If you have any questions, call 273-2676.

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

How to Write a Business Plan workshop will take place Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 4 to 6 p.m., CBB 3. Learn the components of a business plan and what makes one effective. Free and open to UNI students, faculty, and staff only. Advanced registration required; katherine.cota@uni.edu or 273-7350.

 

CONFERENCE ON COMMERCIALIZING CREATIVE ENDEAVORS:

The Office of Sponsored Programs will host a conference, "Commercializing Creative Endeavors" on Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the CME. The conference will showcase UNI faculty and staff who have or who wish to disseminate the fruits of their scholarly work through a commercial venture. Lou Honary will deliver the keynote address, "Greasing the Skids: How Promising Research Can Lead to Innovation and Enterprise," at 9 a.m. Two panel discussions will help members of the UNI community learn about services available on campus. Twenty-four UNI projects will be exhibited during a buffet lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is free and begins at 8:30 a.m., Oct. 7, at the CME. For further information call 273-3217.

 
SCANDINAVIAN DANCE LESSONS:

UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers and the Cedar Valley Sons of Norway are co-sponsoring free Scandinavian dance lessons the first and third Mondays of each month. All are welcome. No experience necesssary. Next meeting: Monday, Oct. 3, 7 to 9 p.m. in Maucker Old Central Ballroom.

 

 

CLUBS/MEETINGS:

STUDY ABROAD IN ARICA, CHILE:

The city of everlasting spring Arica, Chile, encourages you to take this opportunity to enjoy its wonderful culture and variety of landscapes while earning UNI credit. Attend an informational meeting on Monday, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. in Maucker Union, University Room North.

 

ATTENTION EDUCATION STUDENTS:

Are you interested in spending spring break and the week after break team-teaching young children and learning about the culture in St. Petersburg, Russia? Apply for the UNI-Herzen University Early Literacy Collaboration. Applicants must have completed 230:115, Methods of Teaching Early Literacy, by December 2005, must have had experiences with young children ages 4 through 7, and must be enrolled at UNI during the 2006 spring semester. Informational meetings will take place Monday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. in SEC 146 and Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. in SEC 146. If you are unable to attend one of the meetings, call 273-2167 for details.

 

CAPOEIRA CLUB MEETING:

Come and visit the Capoeira club, WRC Room 176, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 to 10 p.m. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial arts/dance. The enslaved Africans and Afro-Brazilians used Capoeira to fight for their dignity, honor, pride and human rights. It continues to be a fight, but through a game form, where people come together to promote social justice, freedom and creativity. Come learn music, instruments, and awesome moves.

 
TALES FROM NEW ZEALAND:

Experience a new culture while enhancing your resume with a speech pathology internship. Attend an informational meeting at noon on Friday, Oct. 7, in Price Lab School, Room 106. For more information, contact study-abroad@uni.edu or call 273-7078 or visit Baker 59.

 
UNI/COMMUNITY SPANISH SPEAKERS:

The UNI/Community Spanish Speakers will meet every Friday this semester from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Vibe Coffeehouse (above Bought Again Books on 23rd Street, Cedar Falls). This is an informal gathering to speak Spanish. Come whenever your schedule permits. All are welcome.

 

NORTHERN IOWA MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION:

Northern Iowa Management Association (NMA) is still accepting new members. NMA is a great way to meet business contacts, work on your resume, and enhance your business etiquette skills. The deadline for dues is Friday, Oct. 7. Sign up and pay dues in CBB Room 231 (management office). Dues are $15 per semester or $25 per year.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Anne Feeney will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3; children under 12 are free.

 
WONDER OF THE WORLD:

Theatre UNI presents "Wonder of the World," a comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire of one woman's journey of self-discovery that leads her to Niagara Falls. Oct. 6 through 9 and Oct. 12 through 16 at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $12. (UCardFree for UNI students) Call 273-6381 or visit http://www.theatreuni.com
Note: You may get wet. Contains strong language.

 

KUNI LIVE FORM STUDIO ONE:

North Dakota native Tom Brosseau will perform on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the Communication Arts Center. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 
KUNI MEMBER NIGHT AT THE CELLAR:

On Thursday, Oct. 6, 8 p.m., Tom Brosseau, a North Dakota native, will perform at The Cellar, in downtown Waterloo. Local favorite Uncle Chuck Finch opens the evening. Admission is free for KUNI members; suggested donation for non-members.

 
GUEST RECITAL:

Ruthanne Schempf will perform with Denver Dill and Martin Tyce on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m. in the GBPAC, Davis Hall. They will perform a variety of classical works with a mixture of solo, duet and trio pieces from Bach to Copeland.

 

UNI JAZZ COMBOS:

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, UNI Jazz Combos will perform at 8 p.m. in Russell Hall Auditorium. One of the combos will be an ensemble of guitars, a bassist and drums dubbed the "wire choir."

 

SPANISH GUITAR PROGRAM:

Petar Jankovic, an internationally acclaimed solo artist from Yugoslavia, will perform Thursday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Jebe Hall. He will present an exquisite Spanish guitar program that has earned him acclaim throughout Europe and the Americas.

 

LARRY THE CABLE GUY:

Tickets still available. Larry the Cable Guy is live at the UNI-Dome on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the UNI-Dome NW Box Office, any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 319-363-1888 or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com

 
WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY:

On Saturday, Oct. 8, The W-CF Symphony will be joined by UNI School of Music faculty members Sean Botkin and Genadi Zagor on Mozart's rarely-heard double piano concerto. The 7:30 p.m. concert at the GBPAC will also feature works by Bartok and Wagner. Tickets at 273-SHOW or visit: http://wcfsymphony.org

 

 

EVENTS

LAST LECTURE SERIES:

The "Last Lecture Series" showcases faculty on a lecture topic that is significant and intriguing to them, as if it were their last lecture. Jerry Soneson, associate professor of philosophy and religion, will present "A Life Worth Living: The Enduring Value of a Good Education" Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Seerley Hall, Great Reading Room. Beverages and snacks provided. For more information, call 273-2683.

 

CATHOLIC STUDENT ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES:

The St. Stephen Social Justice Committee is sponsoring the following events at St. Stephen:

Monday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. - Stories of Peace and Justice with Gail Froyen in the St. Stephen Chapel

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 9 p.m. - Taize Prayer in the St. Stephen Chapel

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 9 p.m. - Prime Time Mass

Thursday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. - School of the Americas speaker at Mt. Mercy College. A group will car pool from St. Stephen at 6 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m.- The movie "Mission" will be shown in the St. Stephen lounge with a discussion to follow.

 

LATE NIGHT AT THE CME:

The movie "Mi Familia" will be shown on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 9 to 11 p.m. at the Center for Multicultural Education (109 MAU). Free popcorn and pop. For more information visit: http://www.uni.edu/cme "Mi Familia" is a story of three generations of the Sanchez family.

 
KUNI PRESENTS THEE SHAMS AND HEALTHY WHITE BABY AT THE REVERB:

On Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 p.m. Thee Shams, from the north valleys of Cincinnati, will perform at the Reverb. Healthy White Baby will perform along with local favorites A is Jump, who will open the bill. Contact The Reverb at 319-277-4404 for tickets.

 

WORK FOR CAMP ADVENTURE OVERSEAS:

The Camp Adventure™ program at the University of Northern Iowa is currently accepting applications for summer opportunities serving youth worldwide in the United States, Europe and Asia. These camps are conducted primarily on United States military bases, embassies, American Clubs and international schools.The next interview session for summer 2006 will take place on Saturday, Oct. 8. Call 273-5960 to reserve your spot. For more information on the program, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/409.html

 

RICHARD DE PUMA LECTURE:

Richard de Puma will present "Painted Mummy Portraits of Roman Egypt," on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Kamerick Art Building (KAB), Room 111. The lecture is an exploration of the encaustic and tempera portrait panels and shrouds used to encase mummies in Roman Egypt during the second and third centuries, CE.

 
LIBRARY BOOK SALE:

On Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., UNI will host a used book sale at the Rod Library on campus. Items for sale include both fiction and non-fiction books (hardcover and paperback), LPs, videos and magazines. These items have been removed from the Library’s collection and include both adult and children’s titles. Call Barb at 273-2781 for more information about the books. Payment must be made in cash (good check) on site before removal. Parking will be available in the “A” lot west of Gilchrist Hall or the “A” lot on W. 23rd Street by Lang Hall. Call Vince at 273-3527 with questions.

 

YULIA GUSAROVA LECTURE:

Yulia Gusarova, associate art professor at Herzen University, St. Petersburg, Russia will present "Savinov: Family of Artists" in the Department of Art, Room 111, on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m.

 
HUMAN RIGHTS LECTURE:

A presentation on "African Indigenous Women Defending Human Rights," will take place Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2:30 p.m., Maucker Union Expansion. Presenting are African Indigenous women whose daily lives and political work reflect a community-based and human-rights centered approach to ensuring environmental sustainability, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, and confronting the debt burden facing countries in the Global South.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES:

Lynn Brant, department of earth science, will speak on "The Bogs of Maine" on Monday, Oct. 10, at 4 p.m. in LAT Room 125. All are invited.

 
IOWA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SPEAKER:

Dr. John Doershuk will summarize the history of collections from the Gillett Grove Site (13CY2), a large Oneota village in Clay County, Iowa, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the University Museum. Artifacts from the site will be available for inspection.

 

TEACHER EDUCATION INDUCTION CONVOCATION:

The 30th Teacher Education Induction Convocation will take place Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 3:30 p.m. in GBPAC. The invitations to students eligible for induction have been mailed. Return your RSVP card as soon as possible. Family and friends of the inductees are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

UNI CAPOEIRA SPORT CLUB CONFERENCE:

UNI Capoeira sport club will host the 3rd International Capoeira Conference and Educational Workshops Nov. 10 through Nov.13 with 15 visiting masters from Brazil teaching Capoeira workshops in the West Gym. Admission is free. If you have any questions, contact francesca@ywcabhc.org or call 319-290-5503.

 


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