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Monday, October 24, 2005

 

NEWS

UPDATE ON UNI FIRES:

UNI Police, in conjunction with Cedar Falls Police and the State Fire Marshal's office, continue to investigate the fires that took place on campus Oct. 16 and 17. If you have information that might pertain to these fires, please call 273-2712, or submit information to http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/pubsaf/crime_alert/index.shtml You may remain anonymous if you wish.

 

GILCHRIST HALL UPDATE:

PLEASE forward to your parents/guardians.
See the following Web site for information about the temporary location of Gilchrist Hall offices. http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/gilchrist.shtml The site also includes FAQ's. If you have questions about the Gilchrist offices relocation, please send them to james.oconnor@uni.edu, or call 273-6728.

 
RING FOUND IN LIBRARY:

A ring was found on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Rod Library around 6 p.m. If you have questions, contact Wojciech Tremiszewski at tremiszw@uni.edu

 
MAILMAN USE:

This fall has seen a dramatic increase in e-mail use that is adversely impacting system performance. Demand is greatest on Mondays and tails off during the week. Users of Thunderbird will notice that sending and deleting messages takes much longer than normal. When this occurs, minimize these windows and continue to work normally. Mailman users have experienced many Mondays where performance is intolerable. ITS has made several configuration modifications to the existing e-mail system with no noticeable improvements and will continue to investigate further modifications. We are also investigating new solutions that will improve e-mail performance. In the meantime, users should schedule their e-mail use around peak loads.

 
STUDENTS FIRST CAMPAIGN EXCEEDS $100 MILLION GOAL:

The successful Students First campaign ended June 2005. The total raised was $112 million. One-third of the funds raised came from the Cedar Valley, including the UNI campus. Programs received $38 million, scholarships raised $34 million and capital projects received more than $30 million. Unrestricted and undesignated gifts make up the rest.

 

APARTMENTS FOR RENT:

University Apartments have one- and two-bedroom apartments and townhouses available for spring semester occupancy. Apartment information is available at http://www.uni.edu/dor/housing/uapts/apartmentinfo.shtml Contact Lynn Perigo at 273-6232.

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

NEW CONVERSATION PARTNERS NEEDED FOR SECOND-HALF SEMESTER:

The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) teaches English to international students at UNI. The CIEP matches each student with a volunteer UNI student, faculty or staff member. The conversation partners meet one hour per week and speak English, allowing the CIEP students to improve their English and expand their understanding of American culture. UNI volunteers benefit by meeting international students and developing greater cultural awareness. Sign up to be a Conversation Partner at http://fp.uni.edu/ciep/conversation_partners.htm or visit our office at Baker Room 72.

 

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

FLU SHOT CLINIC CORRECTION:

Due to the Student Health Center Grand Opening/Open House on Friday, Oct. 28, flu shots will be given from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Student Health Center. Other flu shot clinics are as follows:

Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., WRC Courts 5 & 6;

Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 7 to 8:30 a.m., WRC Main Corridor;

Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m., Maucker Union and

Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Student Health Clinic. The cost is $20.

 

NMA LIBRARY ORIENTATION:

The Northern Iowa Management Association is sponsoring a library orientation program for College of Business students on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 4 p.m., in CBB 109 (John Deere Auditorium.) The program is intended to bring awareness to business resources available in Rod Library and in the CBA computer labs for in-depth research projects. Freshman and sophmores are strongly encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Greg Pudenz pudenz22@uni.edu or Adam Zellmer azellmer@uni.edu

 

CME FACILITY RESERVATIONS:

Online reservation of the facilities at the Center for Multicultural Education is now available. For details on room capacity, features, equipment and pictures, visit: http://fp.uni.edu/cme/reservations.htm

 
MANAGING MONEY CLASSES:

The Waterloo YWCA offers C.A.S.H. courses that teach ways to manage money, build assets and avoid debt. Classes are free at the Waterloo YWCA every Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the following order: Money Management, Credit Issues, ID Theft and Housing Issues. Register through YWCA at 234-7589 or online at http://www.opportunityworksiowa.org

 

WHICH DATABASE:

The Rod Library staff will help you get to the right database via live chat sessions. Hours are Mondays through Wednesdays, from 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.

 

STUDY ABROAD DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR SPRING 2006:

You can still apply to study abroad for a semester in Australia, Ireland or Wales during spring 2006. Applications can be downloaded at http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/guide/formsapplication.asp The new deadline is Nov. 1. Apply now. For questions, contact UNI Study Abroad Center at 273-7078, study-abroad@uni.edu or http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad

 

TEACHER'S WORKSHOP:

"Walking in Another's Shoes" will take place Monday, Nov. 7, from 4:30 to 7:45 p.m., at AEA 267 in Cedar Falls. Teachers will learn creative drama strategies to help students analyze characters and situations. The practice text will be the play "The Diary of Anne Frank" by Goodrich and Hackett. To register, call 273-3679 or e-mail amy.hunzelman@uni.edu

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS:

How to Start a Small Business workshop will take place Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., CBB 323. Free and open to UNI students, faculty and staff only. Advance registration required. Contact katherine.cota@uni.edu or call 273-7350.

 

 
 

CLUBS/MEETINGS:

PBL (PBA & FBLA) MEETING:

All business majors are welcome to attend the PBL meeting Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 8:30 p.m., in CBB 332. Learn about business ethics while having fun during game night. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, contact Joel at kiesey@uni.edu

 

LAW SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVES ON CAMPUS:

A representative from University of Iowa law school will be at UNI Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m., in CBB 127. A representative from Drake's law school will be at UNI Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m., in CBB 127. For more information, contact Stephanie Grant at sgrant@uni.edu

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:

Habitat for Humanity will meet in Sabin 103 at 8:30 p.m. on Monday. Habitat for Humanity is a great way to meet people and get involved in the community. Activities include construction days, leaf raking and building the UNI Habitat house.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

FITNESS MANIA:

Check out different fitness classes, improve certain skills or develop new ones. The fee is $20 and includes lunch, free sweat towel and a guest speaker to motivate and inspire you towards fitness goals. Sessions are 30 minutes. Class schedule is available at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis/fitnessmania.html

 
INTRAMURAL 6-ON-6 VOLLEYBALL/ CO-REC TOURNAMENT:

League play begins Tuesday, Nov. 1. Men's/women's/co-rec (A & B leagues). The open co-rec tournament will be Saturday, Nov. 2, at 1:15 p.m. There is a $20 entry fee for the tournament only. Open to students, faculty and staff. Registration is Monday, Oct. 24, and Tuesday, Oct. 25, in WRC Room 101. There will be a mandatory managers meeting (to recieve registration form and additional info) Thursday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m., in SEC 247. Make-up manager meetings will be Oct. 24 or 25 at 3:15 p.m., WRC Room 150.

 

INTRAMURAL 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL:

League play begins Oct. 23. Games will be played on Sunday evenings at 5, 5:25, 5:50, 6:15, 6:40 and 7:05 p.m.

 

AUTUMN-MATIC WELLNESS FAIR:

Businesses and organizations will offer health and wellness information Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the WRC on courts 5 and 6. Agencies as well as various screenings and flu shots will also be available. Drawings for door prizes. Personal wellness students earn extra credit for attendance. For more information, contact Deedra Billings at 3-7162 or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/check/AutumnFair/Autmn-Fair2005.html

 

INTRAMURAL OPEN SCRATCH BOWLING TOURNAMENT:

Competition will take place at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7 or Wednesday, Nov. 9. Registration will be Monday, Oct. 31, through Wednesday, Nov. 2, in WRC 101. Divisions include: singles, doubles, men's, women's and co-rec. Cost is $5 due at the bowling alley prior to competition.

 

INTRAMURAL SWIM MEET:

The meet will be Sunday, Nov. 6, at 8:30 p.m. with warm-ups starting at 8 p.m. in WRC pool. Registration is Monday, Oct. 31, through Wednesday, Nov. 2, in WRC Room 101.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

UNI JAZZ BAND ONE:

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, Spotlight Series presents UNI Jazz Band One performing music by legendary jazz greats and new compositions in GBPAC Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 273-7469. Admission free with UCard, $7 public, $6 senior citizen and $5 for non-UNI students.


FACULTY PERFORMANCE:

Faculty members Jeffrey Funderburk and Robin Guy will present a program of classical repertoire Tuesday, Oct. 25, in GBPAC Davis Hall at 8 p.m. Admission free.

 

KUNI PRESENTS IN IOWA CITY:

KUNI heads to Iowa City for a “KUNI Presents” road show at The Mill with "Cracker" on Thursday, Nov. 3. Showtime is 8 p.m. and admission is $15 in advance, $20 day of show. Tickets are available now at Record Collector, The Mill or by phone at 319-351-9529.

 
KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Singer-songwriter, Greg Klyma, will perform Monday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m., in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

 

EVENTS

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES:

Thomas Hockey, Department of Earth Science, will speak on "What's the Big Deal with Einstein, Anyway?" Monday, Oct. 24, at 4 p.m., in LAT Room 125. All are invited.

 
DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION:

Visit the "Day of the Dead" altar from Oct. 24 through Oct. 28, and view a documentary on this tradition. It will play from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., every half-hour, in the lobby of the CME. For more information visit: http://fp.uni.edu/cme/hh_month.htm

 
HISPANIC HERITAGE FIESTA:

Attend a free, authentic Mexican dinner with live mariachi music at the Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the CME. For more information visit: http://fp.uni.edu/cme/hh_month.htm

 

STUDY ABROAD PRESENTATION:

Ashley Hinz, a participant of the 2005 summer Humanities and Fine Arts study abroad program in St. Petersburg Russia, will present Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m. at the University Honors Cottage. Ashley will share information about the program and her experiences. A contact from the Study Abroad office will be available to answer any questions.

 
THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT:

This week's Thursdaze movie night features the blockbuster comedy "Wedding Crashers" featuring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free snacks and beverages provided. For more information, call 273-2683.

 

SIGMA XI TALK:

John Staver, director of the Center for Science Education at Kansas State University, will present "Intelligent Design vs. Evolution: It's Time to Saddle Up and Draw a Hard Line," Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., in SEC Rooms 244/245. The lecture will provide information on the rhetoric, strategies and foundations of intelligent design. Free and open to the public.

 

NORDICFEST PRE-SHOW:

Plan to attend a special pre-show Nordicfest in the Gallagher-Bluedorn lobby at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27. An authentic Nordic dinner will be available for $8.50 per person. Pre-show meals can be ordered by calling 3-SHOW. There will be Nordic entertainment beginning at 6:45 p.m. including a Viking rock tossing competition. Then stay for a performance by Camerata Nordica, one of Sweden’s leading chamber orchestras. Camerata Nordica will offer a free, open rehearsal in the Great Hall of the GBPAC, beginning at 6 p.m. For tickets to the performance, call 3-SHOW.

 
STUDY ABROAD OPEN HOUSE:

Do you have questions about UNI study abroad programs and internships? Visit the Study Abroad Center in Baker Room 161, on Friday, Oct. 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. for an open house. It will feature a variety of exhibits and materials about international opportunities in more than 30 countries for UNI undergraduate and graduate students. Program coordinators and study abroad veterans will be available to answer questions and share their experiences. For more information, contact Yana Cornish yana.cornish@uni.edu or 273-7078.

 

STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION GUEST SPEAKER:

SCA Alumna Rachel Purcell will visit UNI Friday, Oct. 28, and Monday, Oct. 31, to speak with students, faculty and staff. Learn about environmental internship opportunities nationwide where you can get hands-on conservation experience while giving something back to the world. A general information session will take place on Oct. 31 in the Maucker Union Elm Room from 3 to 3:45 p.m. SCA information tables also will be set up in Maucker Union and McCollum Hall on both Oct. 28 and Oct. 31. Contact Laura Wilson at laura.wilson@uni.edu for more information.

 

BARTLETT MANOR HAUNTED HOUSE:

The Bartlett Hall Senate presents the fourth annual Bartlett Hall Haunted House, "Bartlett Manor," from 7 to 11:30 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29. Admission is $2 per person. Located in the abandoned fourth floor of UNI's favorite haunted building. This year crawling will be required of those who dare to enter. Not suitable for small children or the very faint of heart.

 

FAMILY WEEKEND:

For information on Family Weekend events, visit http://www.uni.edu/familyweekend/

 
CHEMISTRY MAGIC SHOWS AT FAMILY WEEKEND:

The UNI Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society will present chemistry magic shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in MSH, Room 201, during Family Weekend. Visitors may also explore ChemWall, the Chemistry Department's unique interactive periodic table.

 

FUN WITH BATS:

The University Museum invites all to bring the family for fun with bats from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 29. There will be a presentation at 10:30 a.m. by Jim Demastes, UNI Biology Department. Cost is $5 per family.

 

KAPPA DELTA PI T-SHIRT SALE:

T-Shirts, sweatshirts, scrubs, and other items/gifts will be available from Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society at its Family Weekend sale in the SEC lobby Saturday, Oc. 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

SCHOOL LIFE IN THE 1920S:

On Saturday, Oct. 29, the Marshall Center School will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A costumed interpreter will offer information and tours of the authentically restored school located at 23rd and Minnesota streets on the UNI campus, near Schindler Education Center. Free of charge.

 

GROWING UP GOONIE:

UNI's Student Interaction Committee will present “Growing Up Goonie,” with special guest Jeff Cohen, who played Chunk in the original movie "The Goonies," on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m., at the GBPAC. Cost is $5 with student ID, one ticket per ID. At 7:45 p.m. there will be an '80s clothing costume contest. Cohen will make you laugh with Goonies trivia and outtakes, and will help you all perfect the "Truffle Shuffle." Following Cohen's presentation, the movie "The Goonies," will be shown. Purchase tickets at the GBPAC box office or call 3-SHOW. Ticket office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

 

ETHICS CONFERENCE ON HEALTH DISPARITIES:

UNI, Allen, Covenant and Sartori are sponsoring the Northeast Iowa Medical Ethics Conference Wednesday, Nov. 2, from noon to 5 p.m. The general topic is health disparities. For more information or to register, log onto http://www.allencollege.edu You can also e-mail Francis Degnin at degnin@uni.edu

 

SOUP'S ON FUNDRAISING EVENT:

The second annual fundraising event for UNI Museums will be Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Student Center on 1019 W. 23rd St. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Deadline to purchase tickets is Nov. 4. For information, contact doris.mitchell@uni.edu or call 273-2188.

 
NMA ETIQUETTE DINNER:

An etiquette dinner, hosted by the Northern Iowa Management Association, will be Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Commons Georgian Lounge. Tickets are available in the Management Department office in CBB 231. Prices are $12 for students and $18 for faculty. Includes a formal dinner and etiquette presentation by Dale Cyphert. The deadline is Nov. 1. All are welcome to attend.

 

 


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