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Monday, December 12, 2005

 

NEWS

GILCHRIST HALL UPDATE:

On Dec. 6, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, gave UNI permission to proceed with project planning for the correction of fire-related damage that occurred in Gilchrist Hall on Oct. 16. See http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/gilchrist.shtml

 

LOST AND FOUND:

The Sabin Hall lost and found repository has a number of unclaimed items including glasses, rings, gloves, hats, sweatshirts, water bottles, etc. If you have lost an item in Sabin Hall during the past semester, visit Sabin 117 to see if it is among the items in the collection.

 

LITERARY JOURNAL NEEDS SUBMISSIONS:

Inner Weather is a UNI student publication produced annually. Students, faculty and staff can submit written work (of any kind) and artwork to inner-weather@uni.edu, along with any questions they might have, or drop them off in Baker 117. The writing deadline is Dec. 14; the art deadline is Jan. 13. Volunteers who are interested in obtaining experience in reading, editing, or layout are needed.

 

MEMFIS UPGRADE:

The MEMFIS system has been upgraded. This upgrade does not require any changes to JInitiator, however there are some changes to the applications which will be visible to the average end user. These changes have been discussed at MUG meetings and a full listing will be found at

http://maple.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/db_documents/tips/upgrade12-05.pdf

 

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. This is a good opportunity to finish your Chritsmas shopping right here on campus. Contact Chris Schrage at 273-2126 or Christine.Schrage@uni.edu. Gifts will be available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of finals week.

 
SHOP THE SURPLUS STORE:

The UNI Surplus Store is open Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The store sells surplus UNI computers and furniture to the general public. All items will be priced as marked. The location is at 2412 W. 27th St. 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. For more information, contact Yana Cornish at yana.cornish@uni.edu

 

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 Volunteer UNI at 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 Volunteer UNI at 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" 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 Volunteer UNI at 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 people 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 Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

CAPSTONE - STUDY IN POLAND:

A five-week program will be offered in Krakow, Poland, May 9 through June 13. Two courses: Capstone: "Being National: National Identity in Europe, America, and Beyond" and "Studies in the Holocaust." Course limited to 20 students. Tuition and program expenses included in a registration fee of $3,485. Airfare is extra. Scholarship money available. For course information, e-mail jay.lees@uni.edu call 273-7078 or visit the International Programs Office in Baker, Room 59.

 

CAPSTONE - STUDY IN NICARAGUA:

A two credit hour Capstone course, "Socio-Economic Reality of Central America," will be offered May 8 through 18 and includes two weeks of study in Nicaragua. Limited to 16 students. Airfare and program expenses are included in a registration fee of $1,550. Credit fee is extra. Scholarship money is available. For syllabus, details and photos visit: http://www.uni.edu/~schragec For registration information, call 273-7078 or visit the International Programs Office in Baker, Room 59.

 

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.

 

HOURS

EXTENDED LIBRARY HOURS DURING FINALS WEEK:

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

 

LIBRARY HOURS DURING SEMESTER BREAK:

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

 

CAMPUS FOOD CART HOURS:

Campus food carts: AppleCart in Schindler Education Center, Commodities in Curris Business Building and Crunch Break in the Wellness Center, will only be open for lunch during finals week.

 

MAUCKER UNION HOURS DURING FINALS WEEK:

For a complete building hours listing, visit: http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/

 

IRTS AND COMPUTER LABS:

IRTS' curriculum library and computer labs will close at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, and will re-open at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

REGISTER FOR SPRING FITNESS CLASSES:

Registration for spring fitness and leisure classes is underway. 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 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, motivate and educate you. What are you waiting for? Contact Kristy.Leen@uni.edu or 273-7167. 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 take place 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

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

David Stoddard & Karen Mal will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, in the third-floor studios in the CAC. Stoddard won the 2004 Minnesota Folk Festival New Folk grand prize and was a finalist in the first annual Winterfolk song writing competition in Montreal in 2003. Karen performs as a solo artist and as a sideman for others on mandolin, guitar and harmony vocals. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

KUNI PRESENTS 'BRAVE COMBO' IN CEDAR RAPIDS:

Monday, Dec. 19, 8 p.m Brave Combo has been described as a groundbreaking world music act, a hot jazz quintet, a rollicking rock 'n' roll bar band, a Tex-Mex conjunto, a sizzling blues band, a saucy cocktail combo, a deadly serious novelty act, a Latin orchestra, and one of America's dance bands par excellence. Live from Studio One goes on the road to CSPS for this special holiday dance party. The first hour will be broadcast live on KUNI at 8 p.m. Contact CSPS for tickets.

 

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.

 
NEW HORIZON BAND IN CONCERT:

The School of Music community band, under the direction of Diana Blake, will present its holiday program Thursday, Dec. 15, in GBPAC Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

 

UNI CHILDREN'S CHOIR IN RECITAL:

The children will offer a progam of Christmas music Friday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall. Admission is free. Choir is under the direction of Michelle Swanson.

 

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., CELEBRATION CONCERT:

The African American Historical and Cultural Museum will present "Praising God... While Building on a Dream," Monday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. in GBPAC. Concert will feature Clarence Williams, Metro Titans and the UNI varsity men's glee club. Call 273-SHOW for tickets.

 

EVENTS

RESPONSE SYSTEMS REPRESENTATIVE ON CAMPUS:

A representative from Response Systems will be on campus Wednesday, Dec. 14, to demonstrate the Reply Audience Response System. Audience Response Systems is a tool an instructor can use to get students involved in discussion. It can also be used for quizzes and for review of class material. The demonstration will take place at 2 p.m. in Lang 245.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Saturday, Dec. 17: Men's basketball vs. Florida A&M at 7:05 in the UNI-Dome.
Saturday, Dec. 17: Women's basketball vs. Iowa State at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, 4 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 18: Women's basketball vs. Chicago State at 4:05 p.m. in the West Gym.

 

ROTC COMMISSIONING CEREMONY:

The UNI Department of Military Science invites you to the Commissioning Ceremony in honor of UNI Senior Cadets on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 8:30 a.m., Great Reading Room, Seerley Hall.

 

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITION:

An exhibition will continue through Saturday, Dec. 17, at the UNI Gallery of Art. The exhibition features 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.

 
KUNI X-MAS PARTY AT THE REVERB:

The 4th annual KUNI X-mas Party will take place at The Reverb, Thursday, Dec. 22, at 8 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. All proceeds benefit KUNI. Fifty-cent tacos, giveaways, good tunes, good times and a great cause. Acts to perform are The Mittens, "The Santaland Diaires" by David Sedaris performed by John Robinson, Jon and Amy from Measure, Raldo Schneider and special surprise guests. For more information, visit: http://www.kuniradio.org

 


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