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Monday, November 21, 2005

 

NEWS

GILCHRIST HALL PROGRESS REPORT:

There is no new information to report about the criminal investigation. We hope to have damage estimates from the insurance adjusters before semester break. All Gilchrist departments have been asked to select a representative to work with Steve Pavelec from Facilities Services to organize the wholesale cleaning, storage and/or destruction of files. Files will be removed from the building in preparation for large-scale cleaning. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/gilchrist.shtml

 

ATTENTION STUDENTS WITH REGISTRATION HOLDS:

Your hold will be released upon payment of your e-bill at the Cashier's Office (temporarily located on the second level of Maucker Union). To assist students with questions, the Student Accounts Office will have a staff person available just outside the temporary Cashier location from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. work days Monday, Nov. 21 through Friday, Dec. 2. You may also call the Student Accounts Office at 273-2164 or visit during regular work hours in our temporary location in Club 91 (lower level Maucker below Chat's).

 

UNI PHONE DIRECTORIES AVAILABLE:

Directories will be delivered to students living in residence halls. Students living off-campus can pick up a directory in Maucker Union's Union Station or in the Rod Library lobby.

 

PANTHER PARKWAY:

Nebraska Street, which provides access to the west side of the UNI-Dome and McLeod Center, has been renamed Panther Parkway. New street signs are up. Online and paper campus maps will be updated as soon as possible. See news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=2010

 

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.

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

ADOPT-A FAMILY:

UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society is sponsoring a family through the Adopt-a-Family program. The university community is invited to pitch in. A tree with names of specific needed items is in the Schindler Lobby. Take an ornament containing a gift name and deliver your present to the IRTS Lab by Friday, Dec. 2.

 

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

FOUR HIRE:

The Greater Des Moines Young Professionals Connection is hosting a new event, FOUR HIRE. Four positions, four companies, four Iowa college seniors. College seniors across Iowa can compete for sought-after positions in the Greater Des Moines area. NOTE: As part of the application process, students must submit a three-minute video. Application deadline has been extended to Nov. 25. For more information, visit http://www.fourhiredsm.com or e-mail info@fourhiredsm.com or stacey.christensen@uni.edu

 

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

 

 

CLUBS/MEETINGS:

PRE-MED CLUB:

Dr. Matthew Glascock (M.D.) will speak on laparoscopic surgeries like gastric by-pass at our last meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 6.30 p.m., in MSH 103.

 

HOURS OVER THANKSGIVING BREAK

ROD LIBRARY:

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

 

MAUCKER UNION:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/

 

PERFORMING ARTS

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 are 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.

 
KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Janelle Lauer will perform Monday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free. Lauer is a regular performer with Liars Holographic Radio Theatre.

 

 

EVENTS

PANTHER VOLLEYBALL:

Friday, Nov. 25 through Saturday, Nov. 26, the Missouri Valley Conference Volleyball Tournament will take place in the West Gym. Visit http://www.unipanthers.com and click on the MVC volleyball link for complete schedule, live results and gametracker for all games.

 

LEGISLATIVE FORUM ON CAMPUS:

Northern Iowa Student Government will host a Legislative Forum. Take this opportunity to speak with your state legislators and have your voice heard. It will be Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 5:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballroom. For more information, contact NISG via e-mail nisg@uni.edu or 273-3394.

 

A 1920's COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS:

Help us prepare for Christmas the old-fashioned way from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Marshall Center School. There will be a special program at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 273-2188 or visit: http://www.uni.edu/museum Admission is free.

 

CULTURAL HOLIDAYS CELEBRATION:

Join us for a celebration of cultural holidays throughout the world from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in Maucker Union. Indulge in activities and food that respresent many of the seasonal holidays throughout the world. Free sleigh rides around campus plus a visit from Santa.

 

TRAVELING AS AN ECO-TOURIST:

Do you dream of traveling to interesting, yet slightly uncommon destinations? This panel will discuss how to travel while minimizing the impact you have on the local environment at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, University Museum.

 


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