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Monday, November 7, 2005

 

NEWS

E-BILL PAYMENTS DUE MONDAY, NOV. 7:

E-Bill payments are due Monday, Nov. 7. Due to the relocation of the Cashiers Office to Maucker Union, students are encouraged to pay their E-Bill early and to use drop boxes available at Essentials and outside the Student Involvement and Activities Center (SIAC) in Maucker Union. Please refer to the Business Operations Web site at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/index.shtml for additional details.

 

SPRING COURSE BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE:

Course books for spring semester are now available in the old Union Station and the Essential's information desk in Maucker Union.

 

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.

 

SEVERE WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Public announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations will be made via local radio and TV stations, and the UNI home page. For more information about weather announcements and UNI policies and procedures, see http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/410.html

 

RATE DINING SERVICES:

Give us your opinion of UNI Dining Services this week by completing an online survey at http://www.NACUFScustomersurvey.com Use "124(followed by your six-digit UNI ID number)" as the logon code. You may rate one or more dining venues and you may log on multiple times.

 
UNI POLICE AND PARKING SERVICES RELOCATED:

Due to the fire in Gilchrist Hall, the University Police and Parking Services have been temporarily moved to 106 Towers Center (East Towers Lounge). The hours for Parking Operations are currently 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. We will return to our normal 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. hours once we have returned to Gilchrist or the beginning of spring semester, whichever comes first. The Police Division is available 24/7. The phone numbers and campus code have remained the same. Keep in mind when visiting our office, the C Preferred parking areas are restricted to CP permit holders from 1 a.m. Monday morning to 4 p.m. on Friday.

 

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

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

CSA THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE:

St. Stephen Student Center is having its annual Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive. Items will be collected Nov. 19 and 20, and distributed to needy families throughout the Cedar Valley Monday, Nov. 21. Sign-up sheets can be found at St. Stephen (next to University Book & Supply). For more information, contact Lindsay Sandersfeld at lindsays@uni.edu or Joel OBrien at jobrien@uni.edu

 

SANTA'S WORKSHOP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Volunteers are needed to help with crafts at Santa's workshop, an annual event at Festival of Trees. Children, ages 3-8, are invited to this free session of creating crafts and decorating cookies while listening to holiday stories and giving Santa their wish lists. Volunteers are needed Saturday, Nov. 19, from 8:45 a.m. to noon. E-mail volunteer@uni.edu with your name, e-mail address and phone number if interested in participating.

 

CAPOEIRA CONFERENCE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

The Capoeira Conference is taking place Nov. 10-13 at the YWCA in Waterloo. Volunteers are needed 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 11, to assist in food preparation for the Capoeira masters from Brazil. Volunteers are also needed from 9 to 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 11, to help with registration and Saturday, Nov. 12, for food preparation and event break down. E-mail volunteer@uni.edu if interested.

 

FOOD BANK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

The Northeast Iowa Food Bank is seeking food room/salvage volunteers to flatten sacks, put meals sacks together and sort food. Hours are flexible. Groups and individuals welcome. Commitments can be one-time or long-term. E-mail volunteer@uni.edu for more information.

 

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, the UNI community donated more than 1,747 pounds of food and collected $453 to help our local community.

 

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

SPECIAL DELL COMPUTER PRICING AVAILABLE:

New Dell personal computer systems pricing for departments and students/faculty/staff, are available at http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase This pricing is due to combined purchase estimates from UNI, ISU and UI. Some configured systems, which can be modified to suit your individual needs, are available along with the entire Dell line.

 
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.

 

CME FACILITY RESERVATIONS:

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

 

ORDER HOLIDAY PIES:

Try delicious new pies available by the slice at Prexy's. Orchard Fruit with vanilla crust, Wild Berry Blast with lemon crust and more. Inquire about purchasing whole pies for your holiday gatherings.

 

JOIN UNI STAT:

If you did not receive a call about joining UNI Students Today Alumni Tomorrow, you may still join by logging on to http://www.unialum.org/stat UNI STAT members receive special discounts at more than 40 area businesses, plus gifts, invitations to special events, and entries into door prize drawings. Don't miss this opportunity to join UNI STAT.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN BRITAIN:

The University of Hull’s Summer School is designed for students who want to deepen their understanding of Britain's art, literature, history and politics. Courses are offered in July and August. For more information, contact: study-abroad@uni.edu or visit Baker Room 59 or phone 273-7078. Online information available at: http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad

 

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.

 

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. NOTE:  As part of the Four Hire application process, students must submit a three-minute video. UNI will make video equipment available Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 10, from 8 a.m. to noon in CBB Room 348. Application deadline has been extended to Nov. 25.  For more information, visit 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 ENTREPRENEURS' 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

IRISH AND SCOTTISH DANCE LESSONS:

Learn Irish and Scottish social dances Sunday, Nov. 6 and 13, at 5 p.m., in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Admission is free. Visit http://www.uni.edu/dance/ceili.htm for more information.

 

CLUBS/MEETINGS:

CIRCLE K MEETING:

The UNI Circle K will meet every Monday this semester at 9 p.m., in the Maucker Union College Eye Room. 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

 
NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE:

Learn how you can attend another college or university within the U.S. and Canada while paying UNI tuition. Come to a NSE informational meeting Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 3:30 p.m., in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom C. You must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA and between 30 and 85 credit hours to participate.

 

AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION - GUEST SPEAKER:

Attention all majors. On Thursday, Nov. 10, in CBB 125, AMA will host guest speaker Norm Granger, former football player for the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Dallas Cowboys. He is currently pursuing a career as an insurance agent in Waterloo.

 

CAMP ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT:

Camp Adventure will host a free Leadership Assessment Center (group interview) Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7:45 a.m. To RSVP, call 3-5960 or e-mail hr@campadventure.com

 

 

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

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

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

 

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE RECITAL:

The Northwind Quintet will perform Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m., in the GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

KUNI PRESENTS AT THE REVERB:

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

 
STUDENT ENSEMBLE CONCERT:

On Thursday, Nov. 10, Jazz Bands II and III will perform in the GBPAC Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. Ensembles are conducted by Robert Washut and Jason Shadrick.

 

OUR TOWN:

Theatre UNI will present Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Our Town," Nov. 11-13 and Nov. 17-20 at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and free for UNI students with UCard. Tickets may be purchased at the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office, 273-6381 or online at: http://www.theatreuni.com

 

GUEST RECITAL:

On Saturday, Nov. 12, David Binney and the jazz quintet will perform at 8 p.m., in Russell Auditorium.

 

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

DEPARTMENT OF ART FACULTY EXHIBITION:

The 2005 Department of Art faculty exhibition will run through Tuesday, Nov. 29. 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/

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Thursday, Nov. 10, women's basketball vs. Winona State (EX) in the West Gym at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 12, football vs. Southern Illinois in the UNI-Dome at 5:05 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 13, men's basketball vs. Wayne State (EX) in the West Gym at 5:05 p.m.

 

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.

 

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE WORKSHOPS:

On Thursday, Nov. 10, from noon to 1 p.m., at the CME, "The Pow Wow Spirit: The History and Meaning of Native American Pow Wows" will be presented by Dean Whitebreast.

On Friday, Nov. 11, from 9 to 10 a.m., at the CME, "Recruitment, Retention and Meeting the Needs of Native American Students in Higher Education" will be presented by Manny King. For more information visit: http://fp.uni.edu/cme/nahm_events.htm

 

CATASTROPHE & COMMUNITY - PANEL DISCUSSION ON CITIZENSHIP:

On Thursday, Nov. 10, a panel of university members, community leaders and one student directly affected by Hurricane Katrina, will discuss "Catastrophe and Community: Lessons on Citizenship," at 6:45 p.m., in the CEEE Auditorium. A reception at 5:45 p .m., in the CEEE lobby, will precede the panel. The panel is the fall offering of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences' outreach program, "The Changing Face of Iowa," that centers, this year, on citizenship.

 

CAPOEIRA CONFERENCE:

The Capoeira Conference will take place Nov. 10 through Nov. 13, with a show Saturday, Nov. 12, in West Gym from 7 to 9 p.m. Come watch professional dancers, martial artists and acrobats perform this incredible Afro-Brazilian art form along with students from the midwest. Free admission. Capoeira workshops will be offered at the YWCA in Waterloo all day Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12, and also at the CME on Sunday, Nov. 13. For more information, contact francesca@ywcabhc.org, 319-290-5503 or visit: http://www.brazilianmartialarts.org

 

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.

 

INDIAN NATION DANCE PERFORMANCE:

The Haskell Indian Nation University Dance Performers will appear Friday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Dessert and pop provided. The performers will be dressed in traditional dance regalia and will explain and then demonstrate their unique inter-tribal dance style. For more information, visit: http://fp.uni.edu/cme/nov.htm

 

CIVIC DISCOURSE AND OPPOSING VIEWS:

Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 4 to 5:30 p.m, in SEC 252, participants will experience arguing both sides of an issue and then engage in discussion with members of a panel. No preparation required. Talking points will be provided for both sides. The issue for the first session is “Should there be a draft?” Free and open to the public. RSVP to YLA@UNI.edu (type “opposing views” in subject line).

 

LAST LECTURE SERIES:

The final "Last Lecture Series" will take place Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m., with James Robinson, Department of Philosophy and Religion, presenting "History, Religion & Humanity: A Summary of 30+ Years of Teaching," in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. The Last Lecture Series invites faculty to present a lecture on any topic as if it were their last. Free beverages and snacks provided.

 

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH - KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Cook-Lynn will speak Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., in Lang Hall Auditorium. A reception and book signing will follow. Dr. Cook-Lynn is one of the writers of the 20th century Native American Literary Renaissance and is the author of three novellas, short stories, and poetry. Her books include "Why I Can't Read Wallace Stegner and Other Essays: A Tribal Voice" and "The Politics of Hallowed Ground". For more information, on Dr. Cook-Lynn and NAHM events visit: http://fp.uni.edu/cme/nov.htm

 

ROY R. BEHRENS LECTURE:

UNI professor of art and the CHFA Faculty Excellence award winner, Roy R. Behrens, will present "Teaching as a Subversive Inactivity," at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the CAC, Room 108. A reception will follow. For more information, contact Ivy Walker or Roy Behrens at ballast@netins.net

 

NATIVE AMERICAN FILM SERIES:

The following films will be shown in CME Room 109:

"The Right To Be", played every half-hour from 12 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15;

"Whose Child Is This?," played every hour from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16 and

"Black Indians: An American Story", played every hour from 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17. Refreshments provided. For more information on Native American Heritage Month events, visit: http://fp.uni.edu/cme/nahm_events.htm

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m., in SRL 115, Jeff Kurtz, executive director, Cedar Falls Historical Society, will present "The Cedar Falls Historical Society and the UNI Department of History: A Developing Partnership." The event is free and open to the public.

 

WAL-MART WATCH FORUM:

Sweat shop workers from four continents will speak on Wal-mart's labor rights policies Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m., in Sabin Hall Room 102. Hear about their battles to win basic rights such as unions and a living wage. For more information, contact Laura Greenwood at greenwood16@gmail.com

 


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