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Monday, November 14, 2005

 

NEWS

NEW LOCATION FOR CASHIER'S OFFICE:

E-Bill payments WERE due Monday, Nov. 7. Due to the relocation of the Cashiers Office to Maucker Union, students are encouraged 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.

 

ADDITIONAL YELLOWCARD TICKETS AVAILABLE:

Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m., in Maucker Union. Ticket sales will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Friday. Tickets are $10 each, and students are allowed to purchase 2 tickets. The concert is at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom.

 

PANTHER NEWS NETWORK:

PNN is a 30-minute, weekly news program produced for UNI students by the Electronic Media UNI-TV class. It covers current campus activities and issues related to UNI students. The schedules of PNN shows are available 2:30 p.m. Thursdays live on campus channel 21, CFU channel 99, Mediacom channel 18. For details and archives, visit: http://www.uni.edu/chen/PNN

 
STUDENT SURVEY:

All non-international, full-time UNI students are invited to participate in the survey "Orientation of U.S. American Students toward International Diversity on Campus." For more information, visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/bbs/bbs_candidate.cgi

 

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

 

INNER WEATHER LITERARY JOURNAL:

UNI’s student-run literary journal, "Inner Weather," is seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and essays, as well as art that can be successfully displayed in a black-and-white, two-dimensional format. All UNI students, faculty, and staff are welcome to submit work. E-mail entries to inner-weather@uni.edu or drop off in Baker 117. Submission deadline is Nov. 30.

 

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 this office, the C Preferred parking areas are restricted to CP permit holders from 1 a.m. Monday morning to 4 p.m. on Friday.

 

EAT WINGS, WIN A BIKE:

Enjoy a variety of Tyson chicken wings at Flares starting Monday, Nov. 14. Every wing purchase enters you into a drawing for a mountain bike.

 

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 to 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.

 

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.

 

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

SPECIAL DELL COMPUTER PRICING AVAILABLE:

New Dell personal computer systems pricing for departments and students, faculty and 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.

 

COOKIE DOUGH FOR SALE:

Simplify your baking with fresh cookie dough. Flavors in 3.5 pound tubs for $6.99 include: chocolate chip, chocolate chocolate chip, peanut butter, sugar, peanut butter chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, molasses, and spritz.
Flavors in 3.5 pound tubs for $7.99 include: monster, butterscotch oatmeal, cranberry oatmeal, cherry white chocolate cashew, and cranberry white chocolate pecan. Order online at http://www.uni.edu/dor/cookies

 

FINDING JOURNALS:

Rod Library staff will help you track down journals via live chat sessions. Hours: Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sundays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. See "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 or in person.

 

CAPSTONE COURSE FOR SPRING:

Gretta Berghammer is offering Theatre in Education (490:106: 3 hrs; prerequisite: junior standing) in the spring. This course is available to all majors and satisfies the Liberal Arts Core Capstone requirement.

 

NEW VENTURE BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION:

This competition is intended for Iowa university and college students with an interest in starting their own business. Three seed grants in the amount of $5,000 each will be awarded to the top three business plans submitted in the state-wide competition. Plans will be judged based on a) Content of plan and b) Viability of plan. Intent to Compete and contest guidelines are available from the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center in CBB 264 or at http://www.jpec.org/newven.htm Intent to Compete is due Thursday, Dec. 1.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN SPAIN:

AIFS will offer a free round-trip airline ticket for fall 2006 programs at the University of Salamanca and the University of Granada in Spain. Applications must be postmarked by Apr. 1, 2006. 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

 

MASSAGES AVAILABLE:

Appointments available in the WRC Monday through Thursday by a licensed massage therapist during the fall semester. Pay by cash, check, U-bill or payroll deduct. The cost is $10 for 15 minutes. Gift certificates make a great holiday gift. Call 273-6119 to schedule an appointment.

 

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

 

 

CLUBS/MEETINGS:

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENT UNION:

NASU will meet Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the CME, Room 109B, to begin planning for next year's Native American Heritage Month.

 

 

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS OVER THANKSGIVING BREAK:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#thanks

 

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

INTRAMURAL 5-ON-5 INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

Open to students, faculty and staff. Entry forms available in WRC Room 101, during the week of Nov. 14.
Entry fee is $20 with a two-game guarantee. Registration will be Monday, Nov. 28, through Wednesday, Nov 30, in WRC Room 101. Tournament limited to the first eight teams to register. Games will be played on Sunday, Dec. 4, WRC south courts, at 1 p.m.

 

CERTIFICATION CLASSES:

UNI Wellness and Recreation Services will offer two additional certification classes (Lifeguard Training and CPR for the Professional Rescuer/ AED Recert). The Lifeguard Training class will be in the WRC Lap Pool Nov. 18 through 20. The CPR for the Professional Rescuer/AED Recert class will take place from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. This class is for those who have a current CPR for the Professional Rescuer/AED certification. Stop by WRC 101 to register. Contact Chris Denison at denison@uni.edu if you have any questions.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

OPERA ENSEMBLE:

On Monday, Nov.14, at 8 p.m., an opera ensemble will showcase scenes from "The Medium" and selections from Russian operatic repertoire, in the Russell Hall Auditorium. Admission is free.

 

HORN CHOIR RECITAL:

Thomas Tritle will conduct a brass program Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall. Admission is free.

 

UNITUBA ENSEMBLE:

The UNITUBA ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in GBPAC Davis Hall.


EN CINQ WOODWIND QUINTET:

The En Cinq Woodwind Quintet will perform Friday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Rusell Hall Auditorium. The student ensemble includes Joshua Johnson, horn; Adrian Brown, clarinet; Bartley Meinke, bassoon; Melanie Fejak, flute; and Dane Philipsen, oboe. The students are coached by Jason Weinberger.

 

OUR TOWN:

Theatre UNI will present Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Our Town," Nov. 17 through Nov. 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

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE - THURSDAY:

Randy Burk and the Prisoners will perform a special Johnny Cash tribute Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m., in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

THE NUTCRACKER BALLET:

Bring the whole family to "The Nutcracker" Friday Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m., or Saturday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Children's tickets are only a buck a kid. The ballet features the Minnesota Ballet and children of the Cedar Valley. Sartori Hospital's 17th annual Festival of Trees will transform the lobby into a holiday display that weekend.

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE - MONDAY:

Joni Laurence will perform Monday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 
NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CONCERT BAND:

On Monday, Nov. 21, UNI Spotlight Series presents Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band performing at 7:30 p.m. in GBPAC Great Hall. Directed by Rebecca Burkhardt and Rod Chesnutt. Admission is free for UNI students with uCard. Public $7, senior citizen $6, non-UNI student $5. For tickets, call 273-7469.

 

CHI PERFORMANCE:

Chi is a new era in acrobatics featuring choreography and martial arts from Shanghai. Children's tickets a buck a kid. Shows are Saturday, Nov. 26, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 27, at 2 p.m., in GBPAC. Come early to start your holiday shopping in the lobby as we host local business displays starting at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday. The Curtain Talk, a pre-show discussion, begins 45 minutes prior to performances.

 

EVENTS

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK:

UNI will join universities nationwide to celebrate International Education Week, Nov. 14 through Nov. 18. This week-long celebration includes: language lessons, salsa, African and belly dance demonstrations/lessons, live music performances, Peace Corps presentation, Native American speakers and more. For more information, visit: http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad/news/IEW2005.asp

 

HOLIDAY FOOD/CLOTHING DRIVE:

The Tau Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., will host a food/clothing drive in the Union Monday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop off non-perishable food items or clean clothing at our table in the Union. The food will go to the Northeast Iowa Foodbank and the clothing will go to Seeds of Hope. Help others in their time of need.

 
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 fall session of the "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:

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn will speak Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., in Lang Hall Auditorium. A reception and book signing will follow. 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, 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 noon 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

 

RUSSIAN ART LECTURE:

On Thursday, Nov. 17, Andrey Korolchuk will present "Contemporary Trends in Painting in St. Petersburg," at 3 p.m., in KAB, Room 111. The lecture is offered in conjunction with the mini-exhibition in the KAB lobby cases, titled "Plastic Realism." A reception will follow the lecture.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT - NOV. 17:

This week's movie feature is the thriller "Red Eye." Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free snacks and beverages provided.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Friday, Nov. 18, volleyball vs. Creighton in the West Gym, 7 p.m. Free "kill cards" to first 1,000 fans.

Saturday, Nov. 19, football vs. Northern Arizona in the UNI-Dome at 5:05 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 19, volleyball vs. Drake in the West Gym, 7:30 p.m. Free trading cards to first 1,000 fans.

 

 


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