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Monday, Jan. 30, 2006

NEWS

ORDER 2005 NCAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP MEMORABILIA:

What a ride! commemorative DVD This action-packed one-hour DVD has game highlights from the best-ever Panther football season, as well as the road to the championship. Relive the nail-biting moments against Eastern Washington, New Hampshire and Texas State, plus the final thrilling title game against Appalachian State. Bonus features include intro and game comments by Coach Mark Farley, plus interview and pep rally highlights. Price: $19.50 http://www.unialum.org/football/ What a ride! commemorative poster No Panther fan should be without the 2005 UNI football season commemorative poster. This 18x24, full-color poster captures the essence of the most successful Panther football season ever. Price: $9.50 http://www.unialum.org/football/

 

GILCHRIST OFFICE MOVES:

The Office of Business Operations is moving to the former Campbell Hall Dining Center over the next few weeks. Mail codes and phone extensions remain the same. Effective immediately, Student Accounts, Purchasing and Accounts Payable are located in Campbell Dining. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 24, most cashiers will move to Campbell Dining. A satellite Cashier's Office will remain on the Maucker Union second floor. Hours for the Maucker Union location will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Feb. 6, Payroll will move from East Bartlett Rooms 2 and 10/12 to Campbell Dining.

 

FOR SALE - PRINTER CARTRIDGES:

The School of Music has the following print cartridges for sale: Epson S020093, Epson S020189, HP 26, Canon BC-02, Stylewriter M3330G/A [for 2400 and 2500], Color StyleWriter 2400. Contact Carolina Wilson at 273-2024 or carolina.wilson@uni.edu

 
ORDER VALENTINE COOKIES THIS WEEK:

Get a dozen fresh frosted cookies for $8.49 per dozen and 12-inch personalized chocolate chip cookies for $7.99 each. Place orders by 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, and pick up orders Monday, Feb. 13, and Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Biscotti’s, 23rd Street Market or Prexy’s. Order online at http://www.uni.edu/dor/cookies

 

TRY PREXY'S:

Prexy's is open until 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Oven-baked sandwiches, mini pizzas and breaded-chicken sandwiches are available at Avanti after 2 p.m., along with pizza, pasta and calzones. Or try a sandwich, salad or hot soup from the Grab & Go area.

 

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

ON-CAMPUS INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE:

Twenty on-campus co-op positions will be available for the 2006-2007 school year. These “20 Best Internships on Campus” are for two semesters at 15 hours per week. Pay is $7.10 per hour (total of $3,400). Register with the Co-op/Internship Program by Tuesday, Feb. 28, to start the application process. Orientation meetings provide additional information: http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/coop/program/orientation.html Advantages of participating can be found at: http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/coop/students/participation.html For more information, call 273-6041.

 
ATTENTION TEACHING MAJORS - SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

The College of Education offers more than 100 scholarships available to teaching majors. The deadline for a completed application is Wednesday, Feb. 15. You can find this application on your MyUNIverse Web page or the scholarship link from the COE homepage at http://www.uni.edu/coe/ Please follow all directions as spelled out on the online application pages. Any late or incomplete files will not be considered.

 
LEADERSHIP ESSAY CONTEST:

This contest is open to all current UNI students. There is a $100 prize for the winning entry, funded by the Cedar Falls Firefighters' Association. The composition criteria for the 700-word essay are at http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/LeadershipEssay-2006.pdf Entry deadline is March 9. Prize will be presented April 2.

 
UNI ENTREPRENEURSHIP SYMPOSIUM:

Three highly successful alumni will inform and inspire UNI students, staff and faculty about entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m., in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. This event is free and open to the UNI community. Advanced registration is required. To register, call 273-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu For more information, including speaker bios, visit: http://www.jpec.org/entreday.htm

 
CAPSTONE STUDY IN NICARAGUA:

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

 

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.

 
ETHNIC STUDENT NEWS:

Ethnic Student News is a listserv that provides diversity information focusing on scholarships, internships, events, speakers and employment opportunities, among other types of information. To subscribe, send an e-mail to mailserv@uni.edu with "SUB ETHNIC_STUDENT_NEWS " as the first line in the body of the message. http://www.uni.edu/cme

 

PERSONAL TRAINERS WANTED:

Personal trainers 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 Room 252. Classes begin Feb. 3. For enrollment or information contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu

 
HEALTH BEAT LOCKER SERVICES:

You have enough things to haul to and from campus. Let the Health Beat locker rooms help you out. Half and long lockers are available for rent. Sign up today. Contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu Sign-up also available at Health Beat, just ask a fitness supervisor.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP:

Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. in CBB 323. Workshop teaches the basics of starting a small business. Advanced registration required. E-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu or 273-7350. More information is available at: http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm

 
VALENTINE MASSAGE:

Give the gift of massage. UNI has its own licensed massage therapists. Massage gift certificates available through the Wellness Resource Lab (WRC 104). $10 for every 15 minutes payable by cash, check, U-bill or payroll deduct. Call 273-6119 with questions.

 

PAID TUTOR/MENTOR POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

The Upward Bound Math and Science Center is looking for math, science and education majors to be tutor/mentors during the six-week summer program to be held at UNI. The program will run from June 12 to July 23. Tutor/mentors reside in the residence hall with students, supervise recreational activities, travel with students on trips, serve as peer counselors for students and attend classes with students. Training is provided and all travel, room and board expenses are paid by the Upward Bound Math and Science Program in addition to tutor/mentor salaries. Send resume and transcript (unofficial acceptable) to Latricia Hylton 800 Sycamore St., Waterloo, IA 50703. Interviews will take place the last week in February through the first two weeks in March. For more information, call 319-433-1260.

 
SUMMER TEACHING ASSISTANTS:

The Upward Bound Math and Science Center is looking for science and math majors to be teaching assistants for the six-week summer residential program to be held at UNI. The program will run from June 12 to July 23. Teaching assistants are needed for chemistry, mathematics, physics and biology. Teaching assistants help the teaching faculty with classroom instruction and grading, set up labs, and conduct study sessions. All positions are paid. Submit your resume with transcript (unofficial acceptable) to Latricia Hylton at 800 Sycamore St., Waterloo, IA 50703.

 

SELF-SERVE MULTIMEDIA LAB OPEN TO ALL:

Faculty, students and staff are welcome to use the Production House's self-serve lab for multimedia projects, Web page design, presentation development, CD/DVD duplication and more. Design services also are available for faculty, departments and other groups who don't want to tackle designing, developing and maintaining their own Web site. Both services have fulltime staff as well as knowledgeable student assistants. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/productionhouse/index.htm and http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/graphics/index.htm

 
TAKE COURSES IN KAZAKHSTAN:

(230:116) Methods of Teaching Literacy in the Intermediate Grade (3 credit hrs.)
(230:186g) Studies in Central-Asian Languages and Culture (3 credit hrs.)

Learn about teaching literacy from experienced teachers and make new friends in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Participants in this program have the opportunity to teach and learn in upper-elementary classrooms and to meet English-speaking university students who also are preparing to teach. In addition to learning about teaching methods, the program offers a language class for students interested in learning about the Russian and Kazakh languages and cultures. The course dates are June 5 through July 2. Program cost includes tuition and fees plus airfare, room and board. For more information concerning courses or itinerary, contact David Landis at 273-2796 or david.landis@uni.edu For information about application, costs and scholarships, contact Yana Cornish in Baker Hall, Room 59, 273-7078 or yana.cornish@uni.edu

 
STUDY ABROAD - CHINA SUMMER CAMP:

Interested in seeing the world and being paid to do so? The UNI Study Abroad Center is currently accepting applications for the eighth annual China Summer Camp. Participants will have the opportunity to work with school-aged Chinese children to develop their English language skills and to earn up to five UNI credits. The program also includes a stipend, additional travel opportunities, free airfare and room and board. For more information, visit the UNI Study Abroad Center in Baker Hall, Room 59, 273-7078, or e-mail study-abroad@uni.edu Registration is limited so apply now.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

INTRAMURAL 4-ON-4 SATURDAY MORNING VOLLEYBALL:

Men, women and co-rec divisions. Materials are available for pick-up at the WRC Room 101. Registration is Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 1-2, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. WRC 101. Four-team leagues available at 9:50 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 11:50 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. First come, first served. Play Begins Saturday, Feb. 11, on the WRC south courts. Schedules will be e-mailed and posted Thursday, Feb. 9, after 1 p.m.

 

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL FREE THROW CONTEST:

Tuesday, Feb. 7, on the WRC south courts. Competition begins at 7 p.m. Men's and women's singles/doubles and co-rec. All contestants must have a shooting partner. Registration will be Monday, Jan. 30, to Wednesday, Feb. 1, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in WRC Room 101. (Shooting slots available every 30 minutes beginning at 7 p.m. the night of the contest.)

 

PERFORMING ARTS

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Glenn Lonsdale & Carlis Faurot will perform Irish music Monday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL:

Jo Nardolillo, violin, will perform in GBPAC Davis Hall at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1. Nardolillo has performed as a concerto soloist, recitalist, concertmaster, chamber musician and orchestra member throughout the United States and Europe. The recital program features music by Saint-Saens, Sarasate and Mozart. Admission is free.

 

NORTHERN IOWA FLUTE CHOIR AND FLUTE STUDIO RECITAL:

Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. This program features a variety of standard and original compositions for flute choir under the direction of Angeleita Floyd. Admission is free.

 
W-CF SYMPHONY PERFORMANCE:

The W-CF Symphony presents Chorus & Classics with the UNI Chamber Singers Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. The ensemble will perform Mozart's version of Handel's Messiah. Works by Brahms and Strauss will also be featured. Tickets at 3-SHOW and http://www.wcfsymphony.org

 

"THE ELEPHANT MAN" PERFORMANCE:

Based on the true story of John Merrick in 1880's London, "The Elephant Man" tells the tale of a hideously deformed man trapped in a frail body and ravaged by pain. Come see this Tony Award-winning drama about one man's struggle to achieve normalcy while working against increasingly impossible odds. "The Elephant Man," produced by UNISTA and directed by Chad Ryan runs Feb. 8 through 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is $5. Call the Box Office at 273-6381 to reserve your tickets. For mature audiences only. Contains nudity.

 

EVENTS

CME ACTIVITIES:

Many activities sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and other various departments will take place at UNI in honor of Black History Month. This includes a keynote speaker, a CME 35th anniversary open house, panel discussions, film fest, talent show, soul food luncheon and a tribute to Rosa Parks and other events. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or contact Lydia Perez Roberts at 273-2250.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Kenneth De Nault, associate professor of geology, will present "My Life with a Wolf," Monday, Jan. 30, at 4 p.m., in 125 Latham Hall. Buck is a timber wolf who was abused, chained and beaten with a 2x4. Hear the story of how this awe-inspiring animal has become an inspiration for abused children and an ambassador for wolves.

 

RELAY FOR LIFE:

Come to Relay for Life informational meetings on Jan. 30 or 31 at 7 p.m. in Sabin 307. Learn how to help in the fight against cancer. A night of fun and celebration from 6 p.m. on March 31 to 6 a.m. on April 1 in the UNI-Dome. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/relayforlife

 

CATHOLIC ROOT BEER FLOAT SOCIAL:

Students are invited to attend a get-together sponsored by St. Stephen Catholic Student Center. Bring any questions or concerns and learn about community, worship and service. Activities will be available and you can enjoy free root beer floats. Social is from 8 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, in the ROTH first-floor meeting room.

 
GORDON HOXIE LECTURE:

The 2005-06 Gordon Hoxie Lecture will be given by John Mueller, Woody Hayes Chair of National Security Studies at the Mershon Center, The Ohio State University, on "The Presidency, Public Opinion and War". Mueller is a nationally known scholar on the presidency and war, author of several books including "The Remnants of War" and "Peace, Prosperity and Politics" and a Foreign Affairs article on Public Opinion and the Iraq War. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 4 p.m., Seerley Hall, Great Reading Room. Everyone is welcome.

 

GUEST ARTIST MASTERCLASS:

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, Chicago Symphony Orchestra trumpeter John Hagstrom will present a trumpet masterclass sponsored by the Robert and Dorothea Dean Visiting Artist’s Fund in Russell Hall Auditorium at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

 

LATE NIGHT AT THE CME:

Take a mid-week stress break, as the Center for Multicultural Education dims the lights Wednesday, Feb. 1, to show “Crash” from 9 to 11 p.m. Free pop and popcorn will be available during the film that deals with racial diversity. It will show in the upper level of Maucker Union.

 
PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. in SRL 115, Leslie Schwalm, associate professor of history and women's studies at the University of Iowa, will present "Freedom in the Heartland: African-Americans and Civil Rights in the Age of Emancipation." The event is free and open to the public.

 
CME SOUL FOOD:

Enjoy an authentic soul food meal at the CME (109 MAU) on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Contact Angel at 2-0164 for tickets. $3 per plate or two plates for $5. Meals include fried chicken, corn bread, several side choices, pop and dessert.

 

THURSDAZE EVENTS - FEB. 2:

Author/chef Kevin Roberts will demonstrate how easy it is to make really good food with his presentation "Cook or Starve," at 7 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Then Michael Kane will present "The Art of Kissing" at 9:30 p.m., which will take you through step-by-step on how to be a better kisser.

 
PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The UNI women's basketball team vs. the Evansville Aces on Thursday, Feb. 2, in the West Gym at 7:05 p.m.

The UNI women's swimming team will take on the University of Iowa in a dual on Friday, Feb. 3, in the WRC.

The UNI men's and women's track & field teams will host the UNI Classic Friday, Feb. 3, in the UNI-Dome. The field events will begin at 2 p.m. and the running events will begin at 4 p.m.

The UNI women's basketball squad will take on the Southern Illinois Salukis Saturday, Feb. 4, in the West Gym at 12:05 p.m.

The UNI men's basketball squad will take on the Indiana State Sycamores Saturday, Feb. 4, in the UNI-Dome at 3:05 p.m.

The UNI men's basketball team will battle the Wichita State Shockers on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the UNI-Dome at 7:05 p.m.

 

NO SHAME THEATRE:

Friday, Feb. 3 at 10 p.m. in CAC 108. For more information, e-mail chcarr@uni.edu or doug@dougshaw.com "No Shame Theatre" is held every-other Friday at the same time.

 

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION:

The carnival starts at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3. A reception will follow at 8 p.m. with Chinese door prizes and traditional Chinese snacks. Free admission.

 
SILO SUMMIT:

The 2006 Silo Summit, sponsored by UNI Outdoors and Backcountry.com, will take place Saturday, Feb. 4. Teams from 10 universities are scheduled to compete in climbing the ice-covered silos located five miles west of the UNI-Dome on 27th Street and one-half mile south on Butler Road. Warm-up climbing is from noon to 5 p.m. Competition will begin at 6 p.m. and will end around 11 p.m. Admission is free.

 
"IN TOUCH WITH KNOWLEDGE" EXHIBIT OPENING:

The Educational History of Blind People opens at the University Museum on Monday, Feb. 6. Explore the history of creative adaptations that transformed visual information into tactile form and gave blind and visually-impaired people greater opportunities. Historical artifacts and contemporary learning aids, along with hands-on exhibits and activities allow visitors to better understand and appreciate how people learn through touch. Opening reception on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Visit http://www.uni.edu/museum or call 273-2188.

 
LAST LECTURE SERIES:

The first lecture of the new year is by Gayle Pohl presenting "My Education Began by Keeping My Mother Out of Jail" Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B. The Last Lecture Series features faculty presenting a lecture as if it were their last. Beverages and snacks provided.

 

FILM SHOWING:

Amnesty International and Students for Social Justice present "The Life of David Gale," a powerful film about capital punishment, Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m., in Sabin 203. For more information, contact Jessica Love at jesslove@uni.edu

 

VAGINA MONOLOGUES PERFORMANCES:

The Vagina Monologues will be performed in Lang Hall on Friday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $10 at the GBPAC. All proceeds go to the Cedar Valley Coalition for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse.

 

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