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Monday, January 9, 2006

 

NEWS

PARKING LOT CHANGES:

As a result of the Gilchrist Hall fire in October, more than 200 staff people moved across campus. Gilchrist is not expected to reopen for one year. This has created a need to temporarily reconfigure some north-campus parking. See http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/pubsaf/parking_division/map.shtml

Effective Monday, Jan. 9, Commons B lot: The south row of "B" parking (37 stalls) is now "A" parking.

As of Feb. 1, 13 stalls in the northwest corner of the Campbell "B" lot will be marked specifically for Admissions guests (from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). A guest permit will be required for the Admissions spaces. Latham "A" lot: One row of "A" parking (50 stalls) will be converted to "B" parking. For Gilchrist Hall updates and temporary office locations, see http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/gilchrist.shtml

 
NEW CONCERT BAND FOR SPRING:

Non-audition Concert Band is for all majors, campus wide. Rehearsals will be Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Open to anyone who has had concert band experience in high school or later. Music education majors on secondary instruments are welcome. Includes one performance in the spring. For more information, contact Kevin Droe, at droe@uni.edu

 

KOPPER HAS MOVED:

Beverly Kopper, professor of psychology, has moved to Baker 363. Her phone number is 273-3131.

 

PHYSICS DEPT. MOVED TO CEEE:

Due to the renovation of the Physics Building, the Physics Department Office has moved from 205 Physics to the Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) Room 113B. The campus mail code (0150) and telephone number (273-2420) remain the same.

 

SUSHI AVAILABLE:

Sushi is now available on campus at Wasabi in Prexy's at Maucker Union. The flavors -- California, salmon cheese, spicy salmon, and tuna salad -- will be available each Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Prexy's staff would appreciate feedback when you try this new menu item.

 

MATH TUTORS NEEDED:

The UNI Student Support Services Program and the Center for Academic Achievement are hiring tutors for all math and business courses. These positions are paid, and the hours are flexible. Keep your own skills current by assisting others. Applications can be picked up at 214 East Bartlett Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For further information, call Nick Sullivan at 273-2179 or e-mail Nick.Sullivan@uni.edu.

 

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 along with any questions they might have, to inner-weather@uni.edu, or drop them off in Baker 117. The art deadline is Jan. 13. Volunteers are needed to help with reading, editing or layout.

 

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.

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

SPEAK ENGLISH WITH INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

The Culture & Intensive English Program (CIEP) in Baker Hall teaches English to international students at UNI. The CIEP matches each English student with a UNI student or staff member. The partners meet for one hour every week and speak English to allow the international students to improve their English listening and speaking skills while expanding their understanding of U.S. culture. American students benefit by meeting international students and developing a greater cultural awareness and understanding of their own culture and that of others’. Sign up to be a Conversation Partner at http://fp.uni.edu/ciep/conversation_partners.htm or visit the CIEP office at Baker 72.

 

DONATE BLOOD:

The UNI ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) is sponsoring a blood drive on Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the Maucker Union Expansion ABC from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. To schedule an appointment go to: http://www.bloodcenterofiowa.org Click on "find a mobile drive." Search by organization and enter UNI. For more information contact Jill Newton at jnewton16@hotmail.com

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

COMPUTER WORKSHOPS:

If you need another credit for the spring semester, or just want to improve your computer skills AND receive credit for it, check out the "Computer Workshops for Credit" link at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/

 
TIME TO APPLY FOR UNIPA SCHOLARSHIPS:

Apply today for one of five $1,000 scholarships funded by the UNI Parent Association (UNIPA).

You must be a full-time student, have completed at least one semester of courses at UNI, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, be at least a sophomore by fall 2006, and not have received a presidential or full-tuition scholarship.

Apply online through the general scholarship application on the Financial Aid Web site. Deadline is Feb. 15.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP:

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 3:30-5:30 p.m. CBB 3. This workshop teaches the basics of starting a small business. Advanced registration required: e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu or 273-7350. More info: www.jpec.org/classes.htm

 

GRANT MONEY AVAILABLE FOR RESEARCH:

A new grant program at UNI provides seed money for applied research with the greatest potential for commercialization. The Grow Iowa Values Fund Applied Research Grant is administered by Business and Community Services and the Office of Sponsored Programs. Proposals are due Feb. 1. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/osp/grants/applied_research.htm.

 

 

 

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS OVER MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HOLIDAY:

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

WELLNESS/RECREATION

SIGN UP FOR TRIATHLON CHALLENGE:

The WRS Ironman Triathlon Challenge fitness incentive program lets you select from one of three events: the traditional challenge (2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of cycling, 26.2 miles of running); the non-swimmers challenge lets you substitute 15000 meters of rowing for the swimming or the double ironman challenge (double the distances of the traditional). Registration begins Monday, Jan. 23, in WRC 101. You have until March 3, to complete your event mileage. Log sheets provided. The fee is $15. Successful completition of your event nets you a certificate of achievement and event long sleeved t-shirt. For more information, contact timothy.klatt@uni.edu or 273-7120.

 

SPRING 2006 MASSAGE:

Massage therapy will be offered in the Wellness Resource Lab (WRC 104) during the spring semester on Mondays and Wednesdays by therapist Leta Hanson and on Tuesdays and Thursdays by therapist Jackie Olberding. Call 273-6119 to schedule an appointment. The cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Pay by cash, check, U-bill, or payroll deduct.

 

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.

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE PRESENTS LIL' REV & CELIA:

Lil' Rev is a Milwaukee-based, full-time musician who performs Stephen Foster minstrel songs and delta-holler blues. Celia is a singer/songwriter, musician, actress, storyteller, dancer and producer. They will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, in KUNI's third floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3, free for children under 12.

 

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

ART EXHIBIT OPENS TODAY:

"Transformations in the Nervepool: The Rituals & Zoacodes of Ebon Fisher." Monday, Jan. 9 through Friday, Feb. 3. The artist will discuss his work in a lecture, "Media Rituals, Media World Cultivation, and Wigglism" on Monday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. in the KAB Art Auditorium. The opening of the Gallery doors and an artist’s reception will follow. All events at the UNI Gallery of Art are free and open to the public. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/ or Mr. Fisher's Web site at http://www.nervepool.net

 

MLK FILM FEST:

The Center for Multicultural Education, in rememberance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will be showing a variety of films that depict the life of Dr. King and how he impacted American society. Show times are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Jan. 12, 13, 17 and 18. For a complete schedule along with video descriptions, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme/

 
OPERATIC MASTER CLASS:

Guest artist Faye Robinson, a soprano, will offer a masterclass at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, in Davis Hall, GBPAC.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The UNI men's basketball team will be in action on Wednesday, Jan. 11, against the Creighton Bluejays. The game will begin at 7:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome.

The UNI wrestling team will host the NWCA National Duals presented by PayDay PRO on Saturday, Jan. 14, and Sunday, Jan. 15, in the UNI-Dome. Nearly 80 teams from all Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA will be in action. The action will begin at 9 a.m. both days.

The UNI Panthers' men's basketball squad will be back in action again on Monday, Jan. 16, against the Southern Illinois Salukis at 7:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome.

 

VOLLEYBALL BANQUET:

The Annual UNI Volleyball Banquet will be Sunday, Jan. 29 at noon at the Holiday Inn in Cedar Falls. Cost for the brunch is $16 per person. RSVP to Michelle Coulter at 273-3176 or michelle.coulter@uni.edu by Jan. 19.


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