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Monday, October 31, 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.


SPRING REGISTRATION:

Spring 2006 registration is fast approaching. Be sure to check your account at MyUNIverse http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/student_accounts An account that is past due may keep you from registering on time. If you plan to use your spring 2006 financial aid to cover a past-due bill, you will not be able to register until Dec. 5.

 
NISG SUPREME COURT POSITION:

Are you interested in the justice system? There is a NISG Supreme Court Justice position available. For a description of the position, go to http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/government/ If you have questions, call 273-2650 or email nisg@uni.edu

 

CANNED FOOD DRIVE:

Help support the Northeast Iowa Food Bank by bringing canned goods or monetary donations to Essentials in Maucker Union between Nov. 1 and Nov. 19. Last year, UNI faculty and staff donated more than 1,747 pounds of food and collected $453 to help our local community.

 

SOS APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE:

Applications are available for undergraduates interested in working as members of the summer orientation staff (SOS). The SOS welcome new students and their parents to the university, assist new students with class scheduling and registration, and serve as a resource for university policies and support services. Compensation includes $2,000 plus room and board. For applications and a complete job description, visit http://www.uni.edu/admissions/orientation Application deadline is Nov. 10.

 
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.

 
 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

VOLUNTEER USHERS NEEDED:

Theatre UNI is seeking volunteer ushers for the upcoming performances of "Our Town" at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Performances are Nov. 11, 12, 18, and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. Ushers need to be at the theatre one hour prior to curtain through the end of the show and will receive a free ticket to the performance. For more information, call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 273-6381.

 

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

HON COMPANY REPRESENTATIVES ON CAMPUS:

The HON Company will be on campus Monday, Oct. 31, at 5 p.m., in CBB 221. There will be a 30-minute presentation about available internship and full-time opportunities. Food will be provided. HON is looking for six interns, and four developmental employees. Developmental positions will be in the areas of marketing, finance, supply chain management and new product/business development. Focus for developmental positions will be on MBA students. However, top undergrad students will be considered. Visit HON Company at http://www.hnicorp.com/ Open to all UNI business students.

 

UNDERGRADUATE TEACHER EDUCATION STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL FORUM:

UTESAC will host a student-to-student forum identifying concerns and generating ideas for improvement in the UNI Teacher Education Program. Forums will be: Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in SEC Lobby and from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Maucker Union Food Court; Nov. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Maucker Union Food Court. Come talk with Undergraduate Teacher Education Student Advisory Council (UTESAC) members and share your ideas/concerns.

 

FOUR HIRE! POSITIONS:

The Greater Des Moines Young Professionals Connection is hosting a new event, FOUR HIRE! Four positions, four companies, four Iowa college seniors. This event will provide four positions to Des Moines companies. College seniors across Iowa have the opportunity to compete for the most sought-after positions in the Greater Des Moines area. Application deadline is Nov. 11. For more information, visit the YPC Web site http://ypc.desmoinesmetro.com and click on the "FOUR HIRE!" link or e-mail info@fourhiredsm.com or stacey.christensen@uni.edu

 

DIGITAL TOOLS FOR DIGITAL STUDENTS:

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Janet Hill will present “Digital Tools for Digital Students,” to students and faculty at 3:30 p.m. in SEC 244-245.

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

This workshop will be offered Thursday, Nov. 10, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., in CBB 3. Free to UNI students, faculty and staff only. Advanced registration required. Contact Katherine Cota at katherine.cota@uni.edu or 273-7350.

 

UNI COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEUR'S FIELD TRIP:

UNI Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization is inviting interested students to participate in a field trip to Hawkeye Corrugated Box in Cedar Falls. Tour the facility at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7; a discussion will follow. Transportation is available and will leave at 3:45 p.m. from the CBB first-floor lounge. Space is limited. Call 273-7350 for reservation or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu Registration deadline is Nov. 3.

 

DRESS FOR SUCCESS:

The Office of Career Services is sponsoring a "Dress for Success" program in the Hemisphere Lounge in Maucker Union, Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn tips on how to dress, accessorize and what to take and not to take. Help with resume and cover-letter writing will be available. Refreshments will be served.

 

FLU SHOT CLINICS:

Flu shots will be offered Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Maucker Union and Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 8:30 a.m., at the 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 brings 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

 

SCA GUEST PRESENTATION ROOM CHANGE:

Student Conservation Association alumna Rachel Purcell will visit UNI Friday, Oct. 28, and Monday, Oct. 31, to speak with students, faculty and staff. She will discuss environmental internship opportunities nationwide involving hands-on conservation experience in the field. A general information session will take place Monday, Oct. 31, in the Maucker Union State College Room from 3 to 3:45 p.m. SCA information tables also will be in Maucker Union and MSH on both Oct. 28 and 31. Contact Laura Wilson at laura.wilson@uni.edu for more information.

 

SCANDINAVIAN DANCE LESSONS:

The UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers and the Cedar Valley Sons of Norway are presenting a series of free Scandinavian Dance lessons on the first and third Monday evenings of each month. The next lesson will be Monday, Nov. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m., in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Families are welcome.

 

 

CLUBS/MEETINGS:

FMA MEETING:

The Financial Management Association will meet Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 5:30 p.m. in CBB 332. The guest speaker will be John Steen from Wells Fargo. Discussion items include fundraising options, spring break trip ideas and election of officers. To run for an office, you must attend the meeting or contact Amy asvoss@uni.edu prior to the meeting. The newly elected officers term will be from spring through fall of 2006. Anyone interested in helping FMA fundraise should also contact Amy prior to Friday, Nov. 4.

 

NATIONAL YOUNG WOMEN'S DAY OF ACTION:

The National Young Women's Day of Action attempts to raise awareness about women’s health and empower young women to take action. There will be an information table and benefit bake sale Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Maucker Union.

 

CAPSTONE IN GREECE:

There will be an informational meeting for the June 2006 Capstone Study Abroad course in Greece at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 2, in Seerley Room 112. Contact Gregory Bruess at bruess@uni.edu or 273-2752.

 

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

 

DRAKE LAW SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE ON CAMPUS:

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

 

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL CLUB:

The women's volleyball club will practice this month on the WRC south courts on Sundays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 p.m. New members are welcome. For more information, contact Erin Riley at eriley@uni.edu

 

FITNESS MANIA:

Check out different fitness classes, improve your 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 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

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Eacret & Ledeboer will perform Monday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in CAC. This duo shares stories about family life, relationships, politics and love. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

GUEST RECITAL CANCELLATION:

The recital featuring John Ericson on Nov. 1 has been cancelled.

 

CHAMBER SINGERS/CANTOREI CONCERT:

Chamber Singers and Freshmen Cantorei will perform Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m., in GBPAC Davis Hall. Conducted by Brad T. Barrett and Nicole Lamartine.

 

GUEST RECITAL:

David Goldblatt, cello, and Patrice Ewoldt, piano, will perform Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

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.

 

FREE MASTERCLASS PERFORMANCE:

BLAST! is comprised of 35 brass, percussion and visual performers brought together in a unique explosion of music and theatre. The cast will conduct a free masterclass on Friday, Nov. 4, at noon, at the GBPAC. During this lecture/demonstration, the cast will warm-up, rehearse and perform parts of the show.

 

NU HIGH MUSICAL:

Northern University High School will present the musical "Singin' in the Rain," on Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m., in Butzier Auditorium at Malcolm Price Laboratory School. For more information, or tickets, contact Jolene Tagtow at 273-2594 or Linda Sharp at 273-3307.

 

WATERLOO/CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY:

Internationally acclaimed guitarist Manuel Barrueco joins the W-CF Symphony Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the GBPAC. The music program will feature works by Stravinsky, Vivaldi, Sierra and Tchaikovsky. Tickets are available at 273-SHOW and http://www.wcfsymphony.org

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

North Carolina's Dana and Susan Robinson will perform Monday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's thrid-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

The Golden Republic will perform Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's thrid-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

KUNI PRESENTS AT THE REVERB:

The "KUNI Presents" concert series continues at The Reverb with The Golden Republic and Scotland Yard Gospel Choir on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Showtime is 9 p.m. Admission is $7. Contact The Reverb at 319-277-4404 for tickets.

 
KUNI BLUES BLOWOUT:

Bettye LaVette will blow the roof off the legendary Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. The Diplomats of Solid Sound will open the show. The KUNI Blues Blowout is presented by the Friends of KUNI. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Advance tickets can be ordered online at http://www.kuniradio.org or by calling KUNI weekdays at 273-6400 or 800-772-2440, ext. 0. Contact Scott.Vezdos@uni.edu for more information.

 

EVENTS

RESIDENCE HALLS TRICK-OR-TREATING:

On Monday, Oct. 31, the residence halls will open their doors for Trick-or-Treating from 6 to 8 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to the main lobbies of the residence halls. Celebrate Halloween in a fun and safe way. If you have questions, contact Joe Haeffel at 3-2161 or haeffel@uni.edu

 

DEPARTMENT OF ART FACULTY EXHIBITION:

The 2005 Department of Art faculty exhibition will run Monday, Oct. 31, through Tuesday, Nov. 29. with an opening reception 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1., in the Kamerick Art Building lobby. The exhibition features a diverse range of media and represents the most recent accomplishments of professional artists teaching in the UNI Department of Art. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/

 

LAST LECTURE SERIES:

The "Last Lecture Series" will take place Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Reading Room in Seerley Hall. This week features Victoria Robinson's lecture on "Constant Change!" The series showcases UNI's faculty and topics of interest they would lecture on if it were their last.

 

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

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT:

This week's feature film is "The Island," featuring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. Showtimes are at 7 and 9:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free snacks and beverages provided.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Friday, Nov. 4, volleyball vs. Indiana State in the West Gym at 7 p.m. " Wear Purple Night."
Saturday, Nov. 5, volleyball vs. Illinois State in the West Gym at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5, women's swimming vs. Illinois State in the WRC at 2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 6, men's and women's basketball exhibition doubleheader in the West Gym. Women's basketball plays William Penn at 3 p.m. and men's basketball plays Lewis at 5:05 p.m.

 
ROLLLERDOME SKATING BENEFIT:

The Tau Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., will host "Loops for Lupus - Taking it Back to the Old School," on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Black Hawk Rollerdome. This old-school 70s theme skating party will benefit victims of Lupus. Tickets are $6 in advance and $7 at the door. For more information about tickets, contact Angel at 222-0163.

 

HISTORY OF THE PANAMA CANAL:

Ken Lyftogt and Denny Mills will review the history and building of the Panama Canal and share photographs of what it looks like today. Monday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m., at the University Museum.

 

CROW FORUM:

On Monday, Nov. 7, Carol Colburn, Department of Theatre, will present "Thread Sister: Anna Grostol's Legacy for Today's Textile Artists," in Maucker Union, South Room at noon. Faculty, staff, students and members of the wider community are invited to gather for the informal presentation and discussion. The Graduate Program in Women's Studies sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series.

 

KAPPA SIGMA CASINO NIGHT:

Kappa Sigma fraternity will host a casino event Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Donations will go to the Salvation Army for hurricane relief. Games include blackjack, roulette, Texas hold'em and bingo. Prizes will be awarded. Contact tlan@uni.edu with any questions.

 

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.

 

BATTLE OF THE BANDS:

On Thursday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom, six bands from the upper Midwest will compete. Bring a friend, vote for your favorite band and enjoy some free munchies as you listen to great tunes. Scheduled to compete are: Dark Mirror, Bema the Band, Violet Island, Noisesion, Scotopic Shift and Three Pounds of Love. Call 273-2683 for more information.

 


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