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Monday, December 5, 2005

 

NEWS

ICBS CLOTHING AVAILABLE:

The International Club of Business Students is selling T-shirts, sweatshirts and scarves in purple and gold. The clothing features the UNI name in 14 different languages and purple paws on the gold backround. These make good Christmas gifts for relatives and friends. Contact Chris Schrage at 273-2126 or Christine.Shrage@uni.edu

 
SHOP THE SURPLUS STORE:

The UNI Surplus Store is open Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The store will sell surplus UNI computers and furniture to the general public. All items will be priced as marked. The location is at 2412 W. 27th Street on the building's west side.

 

NEW STUDY ABROAD COURSE AVAILABLE:

010:059:12 Study Abroad: A 21st Century Perspective (3 credit hrs). The class will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in CBB 126. The course will be taught by UNI Study Abroad coordinator Yana Cornish and focus on assisting students interested in, considering, or making definite plans to study abroad. The sessions will focus on matters of cultural awareness, adjustment to new culture, health and safety, financial matters, academic success, working abroad, and returning home. In addition, the course will have a number of guest speakers: past participants, international students and people from the community at large discussing various aspects of studying abroad. For more information, contact Yana Cornish at yana.cornish@uni.edu

 
SEALED BID AUCTION:

Items available include a flat-bottom boat with trailer and scrap metal from two warehouse cranes. Information about the items can be found at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/413.html

 

APARTMENTS AVAILABLE:

Apartment units with one and two bedrooms are available on campus for spring occupancy. They include appliances, local phone, basic cable and high speed Internet. The rates are reasonable. The apartments are located on bus routes and are within walking distance to central campus. Contact Lynn Perigo, DOR, at 273-6232 for details or visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/housing/uapts/index.shtml

 
 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

NWCA DUAL MEET CHAMPIONSHIPS:

UNI will host the NWCA Dual Meet Championships Saturday, Jan. 14, and Sunday, Jan. 15, in the UNI-Dome. Volunteers are needed on the mats as clock operators, scorekeepers, tapers and communication personnel. Shifts available throughout both days. Shirts provided for all volunteers. For more information, e-mail erin.strellner@uni.edu or call 273-3966.

 

TUTORS NEEDED:

Volunteer tutors are needed for all subjects during the spring semester for children ages 5 to 13. Program runs Mondays, 2:45 to 4:30 p.m., and Wednesdays, 1:15 to 4 p.m., at the Payne Memorial AME Church Kids Cafe site in Waterloo. Kids Cafe is a program of the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Scheduling is flexible and you can tutor once weekly, once monthly or whenever you are available. For more information, visit: http://www.uni.edu/acs

 

SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES:

The Salvation Army has many holiday volunteer opportunities through Dec. 24 including bellringing, Christmas assistance intake and distribution of toys. Hours are flexible and scheduling is based on type of volunteer opportunity. Help make someone else's Christmas brighter this year. For more information, visit: http://www.uni.edu/acs

 

SANTA'S MAILBAG VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Covenant Medical Center's annual Santa's Mailbag runs from Dec. 5 through Dec. 22. Volunteer as an "elf" this Christmas. The "elves" at Santa's Mailbag answer children's letters to Santa. Hours are flexible; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and by appointment for weekend and after hour letter writing. Shifts can be any length of time. Individuals and groups welcome. Treats and holiday music provided. For more information, visit: http://www.uni.edu/acs

 

GIFT WRAPPING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Volunteers are needed to assist in gift wrapping at College Square Mall through Dec. 24. Paper, ribbon and bows provided. Donations are accepted from persons having gifts wrapped. All proceeds benefit the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Shifts are two to three hours long and can be scheduled during mall hours. For more information, visit: http://www.uni.edu/acs

 
AEOP ADOPT-A-FAMILY:

UNI’s Association of Educational Office Professionals (UNI-AEOP) is participating in the Adopt-A-Family program this holiday season. Participation is open to the entire university community. We have adopted several UNI families (one member of each family is a UNI student) and one UNI student. Visit http://www.uni.edu/aeop/adoptafamily.html for specific information and a list of the families and the student and their wish lists. Deadline for donations is Wednesday, Dec. 7.

 
CANNED FOOD DRIVE:

Support the Northeast Iowa Food Bank by bringing canned goods or monetary donations to Essentials in Maucker Union before Friday, Dec. 9. Last year, UNI faculty and staff donated more than 1,747 pounds of food and collected $453 to help our local community.

 

HOLIDAY BLOOD DRIVE:

The Tau Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the Chi Eta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., will hold a Holiday Blood Drive in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME) on Tuesday Dec. 6, from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. To donate blood, sign up online at www.givelife.org (enter 50613 and find our blood drive) or contact Angel at 222-0164.

 

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

STUDY ABROAD APPLICATION DEADLINE:

The application deadline for fall, summer and academic year programs is March 1. For more information, contact UNI Study Abroad Center at study-abroad@uni.edu or call 273-7078.

 
DE-STRESS DAYS:

Enjoy free activities including: mini massages, a bracelet bead-making station, Dance Revolution, and animals from the Cedar Bend Humane Society on Monday, Dec. 12, through Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily in the Hemisphere Lounge of Maucker Union. For more information, contact Deedra Dahlager at 273-7162.

 
SENIOR CELEBRATION COMMITTEE:

The UNI Alumni Association is seeking students to serve on the 2006 Senior Celebration committee. Seniors and underclassmen are encouraged to participate in planning Senior Celebration events and assisting at the events in April. Interested students should e-mail Jennifer.Noehl@uni.edu or call 3-6409.

 

REGENTS JOB FAIR:

The Regents Universities Iowa Job Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the Polk County Convention Complex in Des Moines. Please encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity to pursue internships and full-time employment opportunities. A resume-critiquing service and a Collaborative Internship Hour also will be available. For more information visit: http://www.regentsjobfair.org or call the Alumni Association at 3-2355.

 

RELIGION AND EDUCATION JOURNAL:

The fall 2005 issue of "Religion and Education" focuses on conservative Christianity in K-12 and higher education. Excerpts are available at http://www.uni.edu/jrae The journal is available at Rod Library. "Religion and Education" is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal of analysis and comments on issues at the intersection of religion and education.

 

CLUBS/MEETINGS:

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:

Join Habitat for Humanity for the last meeting of the semester Monday, Dec. 5, at 8:30 p.m. in Sabin Room 103. Come learn ways to get involved and help out the community. Join us for pizza and pop following the meeting.

 

ASIAN STUDENTS AND ALLIES:

Asian Students and Allies, in conjunction with the International Student Association and the Northern Iowa Anime Association, will host a social event Monday, Dec. 5, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the CME Multipurpose Room in Maucker 109. We invite all students to come and relax before finals and meet new people and take part in Dance Dance Revolution (DDR), Anime movies and free Asian food. For more information, contact Arlene Samona at arlene@uni.edu

 

NSE MEETING:

Learn how you can attend another college or university within the United States or Canada and pay UNI tuition. Come to a National Student Exchange informational meeting on Monday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. in Maucker Union, State College Room. To participate, students must have a 2.75 UNI and cumulative GPA and between 30 and 85 credit hours.

 

HOURS

EXTENDED LIBRARY HOURS DURING FINALS WEEK:

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

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

REGISTER FOR SPRING FITNESS CLASSES:

Registration for spring fitness and leisure classes begins Monday, Dec. 5. Check out the new Pilates, super Sunday fit challenge, walk-n-tone at 5 p.m., and women on weights. Register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec Classes begin Jan. 11.

 

INTRAMURAL OPEN PRE-SEASON BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT:

Open to students, faculty and staff (men's and women's divisions). The entry fee is $20 with a two-game guarantee. There will be a mandatory managers meeting Thursday, Jan. 12, at 4 p.m., in SEC Room 252. The make-up meetings are Jan. 17 or Jan. 18 at 3:15 p.m. in WRC Room 150. Registration will be on Jan. 17-18 in WRC Room 101 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tournament play begins Monday, Jan. 23. Semifinals are Monday, Jan. 30, and finals are Tuesday, Jan. 31.

 

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL:

Men's/women's/4-on-4, co-rec (A, B and open AA leagues) There will be a mandatory managers meeting Thursday, Jan. 12, at 4 p.m. in SEC Room 252. The make-up meetings will be at 3:15 p.m., Jan. 17, or Jan. 18, in WRC Room 150. Registration will be in WRC Room 101 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 17 and 18. Play begins Wednesday, Feb. 1.

 

INTRAMURAL TEAM BOWLING LEAGUES:

There will be a mandatory managers meeting Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 4 p.m. in WRC Room 150. Make-up meetings will be Thursday, Jan. 12, in WRC Room 246 at 3:15 p.m. or Friday, Jan. 13, in WRC Room 150 at 3:15 p.m. Registration will be in WRC Room 101 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Jan. 12-13. League play begins Jan. 25 and 27 respectively for Wednesday and Friday leagues at Valley Park Lanes, Cedar Falls.

 

EXERCISE ADHERENCE:

If you struggle with exercise adherence or are just not sure what to do, then a personal trainer is the answer. Your personal trainer will design a program with your specific goals in mind while motivating and educating you. For more information, contact Kristy.Leen@uni.edu, 273-7167 or visit: http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/PT/index.html

 
PERSONAL TRAINERS WANTED:

As a personal trainer you can provide motivation for individuals wanting to attain their fitness goals. An informational meeting will be held Friday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. in WRC 252. Classes begin Friday, Feb. 3. For enrollment or information, contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu

 
FINALS WEEK MASSAGE:

End the semester with a relaxing massage by a licensed massage therapist. The finals week massage schedule is:

Monday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and

Thursday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $10 for 15 minutes. Pay by cash, check, U-bill or payroll deduct. Call 273-6119 to schedule.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

CHIMES OF CHRISTMAS:

UNI School of Music Spotlight Series presents "Chimes of Christmas," a festive holiday music celebration, Monday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m., in GBPAC Great Hall. For tickets, call 273-7469. Students free with uCard.

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Scott and Michelle Dalziel will perform Monday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m., in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

HOLIDAY POPS:

The W-CF Symphony will present its "Holiday Pops" concert Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m., at the GBPAC. Vocalist Maureen Hastings will join the orchestra, along with special guest narrator, KWWL's Ann Kerian. The audience sing-along caps off the festive evening. Tickets at 273-SHOW and http://www.wcfsymphony.org

 

DIANNE REEVES HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE:

Dianne Reeves, who currently stars and performs in "Good Night, And Good Luck," directed by George Clooney, will give a special holiday performance on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. Curtain Talk, a pre-show discussion, will begin at 6:45 p.m.

 

EVENTS

"DEAD MAN WALKING" AUDITIONS:

The UNI Interpreters Theatre will hold auditions for "Dead Man Walking," written by Tim Robbins and directed by Karen Mitchell. Auditions are 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 5 and 6, in Lang Room 040. Call-backs may be held on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Production dates are March 1-4, 2006. No prior experience is necessary and copies of the play are on reserve at Rod Library. Contains material not suitable for all audiences. For more information, contact Karen Mitchell at 3-2640 or karen.mitchell@uni.edu

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Tuesday, Dec. 6, men's basketball vs. Iowa in the UNI-Dome at 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 10, men's basketball vs. UMKC in the UNI-Dome at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10, wrestling vs. Wisconsin in the West Gym at 2 p.m. It will be broadcast live on IPTV and tape-delayed on IPTV at 5 p.m.

 

HOLIDAY LUNCHEON AND GIFT SHOP SALE:

On Thursday, Dec. 8, the University Museum will host a salad luncheon sponsored by the Friends of the UNI Museums. Seatings at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. The museum store also will be open for early holiday shopping. $10 per person. RSVP and payment due by Tuesday, Dec. 6. Call 273-2188 for more information.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT - DEC. 8:

The last movie of the semester will be "The 40 Year-Old Virgin," starring Steve Carell. Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Snacks and beverages provided.

 

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITION:

An exhibition will be Thursday, Dec. 8, through Saturday, Dec. 17, at the UNI Gallery of Art. Graduating students will host a reception on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibition will feature many types of art including printmaking, photography, graphic design and performance. Participants include Erich Brus, Betsy Hunt, Erin Kollenkark, Dale Phelps, and Erik TeStrake. Free and open to the public.

 

 


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