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Monday, August 28, 2006

NEWS

E-BILLS ARE DUE SOON:

Your e-bill is due Wednesday, Sept. 6. Please check MyUNIverse to see if you have a balance due. You can pay by mail; at the Cashier's Office in Campbell Dining; Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or at the Union Station in the Maucker Union, noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

JOIN PANTHER POSSE:

In 2005-06 more than 1,500 UNI students were part of the Panther Posse. Join this year as we get ready for another great football season and the opening of the McLeod Center this November. The $15 membership includes two T-Shirts, special seating at athletic events, invitations to pre-game events, meet the teams and coaches and Panther sports updates via e-mail. Register online at http://unipanthers.cstv.com/sponsorship/posse-regist.html

 

PANTHER SHUTTLE WILL PROWL ON NEW ROUTE:

The Panther Shuttle has added a new route labeled Route 9 on the new maps provided by MET Transit. The bus stops at Wal-Mart, Blain's Farm and Fleet, Hamilton College, near the UNI campus, and at Thunder Ridge Shopping Center. Visit the Northern Iowa Student Government office for an updated map of the bus routes. Faculty and staff may ride the new Panther Shuttle route at no cost. A map of the Panther Shuttle route, including the newly added Route 9, is available online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg.

 

EVENTS TO COMMEMORATE 9/11:

Student organizations organizing events to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 Attack on America are asked to share the information by e-mailing the particulars to liz.conklin@uni.edu

 

GILCHRIST HALL UPDATE:

Some Gilchrist offices moved during the summer. See the updated list of temporary Gilchrist office locations at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/giloffice.shtml

 

NASA FUNDS GeoTREE CENTER:

GeoTREE (GeoInformatics Training, Research, Education and Extension) Center funded by NASA was established in the Department of Geography. The center transfers NASA-related geospatial technologies such as satellite remote sensing, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to federal, state, local and tribal government agencies. For more information, contact: Ramanathan Sugumaran ''Sugu'', GeoTREE director at sugu@uni.edu or 273-3713 or 273-3816.

 

UNI LAUNCHES E-NEWSLETTER FOR PARENTS:

The first edition of the Panther Parent, UNI's new e-newsletter for parents and guardians, was launched last week. It will be distributed three times per semester. Content is very brief and focused on relevant key dates and time-sensitive issues. If you have items for consideration, please send them to liz.conklin@uni.edu. Submission
does not imply automatic inclusion. http://www.uni.edu/resources/parents/archive/aug06.shtml

 
FEDERAL DISCLOSURE INFORMATION:

Links to federal disclosure information, as well as institutional and financial assistance information, are available to all prospective and currently enrolled students as required by the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, Public Law 105-244 and in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act at http://www.uni.edu/regist/schedule_fall2006/misc_info.shtml#10. Students have a right to inspect and have copies of any and/or all of the information.

 

DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS:

In compliance with the Drug Free Schools Act, the following Web site provides links to university standards of conduct concerning Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) use and related disciplinary sanctions; local, state, and federal laws and sanctions concerning AOD use; health risks of AOD use and abuse; and programs that provide assistance for alcohol and/or other drug concerns: http://www.uni.edu/subabuse

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Volunteers are needed to help set up and work at the International Opportunities Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Learn about international opportunities available to UNI students and network with oustide organizations that deal with travel, work and study abroad. If you can volunteer for ANY amount of time, contact the Study Abroad Center at: study-abroad@uni.edu or 273-7078.

 

CONVERSATION PARTNERS NEEDED:

Meet the world at your doorstep by becoming a conversation partner with an international student. The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) is seeking volunteers to spend an hour weekly with a student to practice English. To learn more or apply, visit: http://fp.uni.edu/ciep/conversation_partners.htm or visit the CIEP office at Baker 72.

 

WiFi IN THE LIBRARY:

WiFi and hardwired-network connections have been expanded in the Rod Library. Details are at: http://www.library.uni.edu/services/wireless.shtml

 

ACADEMIC SERVICES NEW LOCATION:

The Department of Academic Services, which includes Examination Services, the Reading the Learning Center and Athletics Academic Advising are located in room 007 of the Innovative Teaching and Technology Center, formerly known as the East Gym.

 

 

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS DURING LABOR DAY WEEKEND:

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

 
MAUCKER UNION HOURS:
http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/

 

WRC HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/fall2006.html

 

THE PRODUCTION HOUSE HOURS:
http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/productionhouse/

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

NEW WebCT WORKSHOPS:

WebCT has changed. If you are taking a class using WebCT you should attend one of the FREE workshops offered Aug. 23, 24, 28 and 29. They're 45 minutes long and are offered every hour on the hour. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.html for the schedule and location.

 

NEW INTERACTIVE CAMPUS MAP:

UNI Campus Map is an interactive online map that allows you to scroll to various areas of the campus, zoom in and out, and get detailed information on residential buildings, educational buildings, and parking lots. The new map also allows users to search for locations by building name and parking lots. It also has routing applications. To find out more, visit http://itt240-02.geog.uni.edu/CampusMap/Default.aspx. This Web site is created and maintained by the GeoTREE Center. For any questions, contact Ramanathan Sugumaran, sugu@uni.edu or call 273-3816.

 

 

WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATION MAJORS:

Future classroom teachers: participate in "Building Character Through Found Objects" Friday, Sept. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m., in SEC 303. Learn how to create an art assemblage using old junk and discover how the process can be used to help build students' self awareness, improve their learning performance and build self worth. To register, contact amy.hunzelman@uni.edu

 

VOLUNTEER FAIR - VOLUNTEERS ROCK:

Attend the UNI Volunteer Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maucker Union. More than 50 nonprofits will share volunteer opportunities of all types. Open to all majors and interests. Win free tickets to see Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the GBPAC by attending. For more information, contact the American Humanics Student Association at jvernoy@uni.edu or vangorp@uni.edu.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP:

This free course is designed to teach the basics of starting a small business and is offered from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, in CBB 3. Advance registration is required since space is limited. Contact: Katherine Cota-Uyar at katherine.cota@uni.edu or 273-7350.

 

WRITING CENTER HAS MOVED:

The Writing Center is now located in the Innovative Teaching and Technology Center (ITTC) Room 008. Free writing assistance is available to students, faculty and staff. Call 273-2361 to schedule an appointment.

 

OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT RENTAL:

Located in the Wellness Recreation Center (WRC) Room 174, UNI Outdoors rents outdoor recreation equipment to meet all outdoor needs. Canoes, tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, etc. are just a few of the items available to the students, faculty, staff and the community. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: 273-7163.

 

MEETINGS

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:

Habitat will hold its first meeting of the year on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 9 p.m. in Sabin 129. All are welcome. Free pizza.

 

FMA CHAPTER MEETING:

Tuesday, Aug. 29, in CBB 227 at 7 p.m. Learn more about UNI's FMA chapter and discuss
events and activities for the upcoming year. Pizza and soda provided. Open to all business majors with an interest in finance.

 

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL:

UNI Amnesty International will meet in Sabin 13 on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 8 p.m. Amnesty International is an organization that promotes human rights. This semester the club will emphasize stopping torture and closing the Guantanamo Bay camp in Cuba. Amnesty works closely with the political advocacy group, UNI Students for Social Justice, which will discuss organizing for the November elections. Free homemade brownies for all who attend. For more information contact Shane Callahan at shanec@uni.edu.

WELLNESS/REC

WRS SPORT CLUB POLICIES:

Sport Club games/matches/events are intended to be alcohol free whether the games take place on the West Campus Fields, Cedar Valley Youth Soccer Complex, the Intramural Fields or in the Wellness/Recreation Center. Other prohibited items include smoking, glass containers and pets. These policies apply for all attendees: club participants, students, faculty, staff, spouses, and parents. Signs are posted as a reminder. Please respect the policies, game and the fields.

 
REGISTER FOR FALL FITNESS CLASSES:

Register now for fall fitness and leisure classes. Check out the Panther Pump, Pilates, Hip Hop, and Get Fit on Route 66. Register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec Classes begin Monday, Aug. 28.

 

LAND-AEROBICS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING:

Current UNI student? Outgoing, fun, physically fit? Do you enjoy helping others? If this describes you, enroll in land-aerobics instructor training. Students must commit to teaching at least three semesters. Class begins Friday, Sept. 8. Course fee is $95. Apply at WRC 101. For more information, contact Dana Foster at dana.foster@uni.edu.

 

AQUATICS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING:

Aquatics instructor training begins Friday, Sept. 15. Must be a current UNI student, outgoing, fun and enjoy helping others. Apply at WRC 101. Must have a current lifeguard certificate prior to teaching own class. Course fee is $95. For more information, contact Dana Foster at dana.foster@uni.edu.

 

OPEN INTRAMURAL FANTASY FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT:

Registration: WRC 101, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 5-6. Play begins Sept. 17 (NOTICE: Date change)
Entry fee is $5 (open to students, faculty, staff, spouses, and retirees). Intramural T-shirts will be awarded to winner(s). Tournament format: Contact will be made via e-mail by 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, regarding league name and password (NOTICE: since the season starts on Thursday, Sept. 7, we will not start the scoring until week two.)

 
TENNIS & RACQUETBALL SINGLES & CO-REC:

Registration: WRC 101, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 28 through Sept. 30. Play begins on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

 

LEAGUE SOFTBALL/8-ON-8 LEAGUE DODGEBALL:

Manager’s meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, SEC 252. Make-up managers meetings on Tuesday, Aug. 29 (WRC room 252) at 3:15 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 30, (WRC room 155) at 3:15 p.m.

 

INTRAMURAL FUN RUN (open to men and women)

Registration: Friday, Sept. 8, WRC 101, 3 to 3:45 p.m., The run begins at 4 p.m. that day (Sept. 8). Contestants should report to the starting area by 3:55 p.m. The course is 1.5 miles around the Intramural Fields west of UNI-Dome.

 

CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:

Managers meeting is at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, SEC 252. Tournament play begins at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10 at the Intramural Fields. Entry Fee is $20 per team. Open to students, faculty, and staff.

 

SOFTBALL OFFICIALS WANTED:

If interested, atted the rules clinic on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 4 p.m. in the WRC, Room 252, OR Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 4 p.m.,in the WRC, room 155.

 

PERSONAL TRAINERS WANTED:

Like helping others? As a personal trainer you can provide motivation for individuals wanting to attain their fitness goals. Informational meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 4 p.m. in WRC 150. Classes begin Sept. 20. For enrollment or information, contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu.

 

HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

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

 

EVENTS

PRINT EXHIBIT SET TO OPEN AT ART GALLERY:

The print exhibition, "Quiet Village: Recent Works by Michael Krueger and Jenny Schmid," runs through Sunday, Sept. 17. The artists will give a lecture titled "Welcome to the Quiet Village" at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 28, in KAB, Room 111. A reception will follow. To complement the gallery exhibition, recent prints by printmaker Mark Hosford will be in the KAB Lobby showcases. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Singer-songwriter Raldo Schneider will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, in KUNI's third-floor studios. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

REMEMBER THE VICTIMS: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANES KATRINA AND RITA:

A prayer service will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 4:30 p.m. at St. Stephen the Witness (next to UNI Book and Supply). All are welcome. For more information, contact Sr. Mary Lou Specha or Rolando M. Morales at 266-9863.

 

 

THEATRE AUDITIONS:

Auditions for "Nickel and Dimed," written by Joan Holden (adapted from Barbara Ehrenreich's book) and directed by Karen Mitchell, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 29 and 30, in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang 040. There are roles for five men and eight women. No prior experience needed. No preparation required. Performance dates are Oct. 18-21. For further information, e-mail Karen.Mitchell@uni.edu.

 
THURSDAZE MOVIE: 'THE BREAK-UP':

Come see the summer blockbuster move, "The Break-Up," starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn, Thursday, Aug. 31, in the Maucker Union Ballroom at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 
LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash unleash their heavy, toe-tapping, shuffle rhythms at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31 in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

UNI FOOTBALL AT DRAKE:

Join UNI Panther fans in Des Moines, Thursday, Aug. 31, for a 5 p.m. tailgate party at the Drake Stadium. The Panthers will take on the Drake Bulldogs at 7:05 p.m. Fees are $23 per adult, $5 per child (12 years and younger) which includes tailgate and game ticket. To register, visit http://www.unialum.org/events.shtml.

 

KUNI PRESENTS AT THE REVERB:

The "KUNI Presents" concert series continues at The Reverb in Cedar Falls with the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cashon Thursday, Aug. 31. Opening the show is Des Moines-based roots rockers, Randy Burk and the Prisoners. Showtime is 10 p.m. Admission is $8. Contact The Reverb at 277-4404 for ticket information.

 

SPEED CHANNEL'S 'PINKS' CREATOR AND HOST TO SPEAK:

Rich Christensen, creator and host of the Speed Channel's "Pinks®", will speak Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Christensen's show is rated no. 1 on the channel with more than 1 million viewers weekly. The show pits two contestants in a drag-racing format for a best three-out-of-five race with the winner getting the pink slip for the other vehicle. Christensen is a 1986 graduate of UNI. For more information, contact the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at 273-7350 or katherine.cota@uni.edu.

 

BECKER MEMORIAL LECTURE:

The 33rd annual Carl Becker Memorial Lecture will be presented by Mary Elizabeth Berry on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. in Seerley 115. Berry is the Dean's Professor of East Asian History at the University of California, Berkeley. She will speak on "Samurai Trouble: Is Loyalty a Virtue?" The lecture is free and open to the public. For further information, contact wallace.hettle@uni.edu.

 

CASINO NIGHT AT MAUCKER UNION:

Try your luck at slots, black jack, roulette, poker and more from 8 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, in Maucker Union. Play for a chance to win more than $750 in prizes. Free refreshments. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

ROAD TRIP TO SIX FLAGS:

Take a road trip to Six Flags Great America in Chicago on Saturday, Sept. 9. Tickets are just $25 for UNI students and $30 for guests. Price includes transportation to and from Chicago and park entrance. Bus leaves from in front of University Book and Supply at 6:30 a.m. Sign up at the Student Involvement and Activities Center in the upper level of Maucker Union.

 

INSTALLATION EVENTS FOR PRESIDENT ALLEN:

Please mark your calendars for events celebrating President Benjamin J. Allen’s installation as UNI’s ninth president. Students are invited to a "Bash with Ben" on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be served on the Maucker Union Plaza while supplies last. Students also are invited to attend the installation ceremony on Friday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. at the GBPAC. For more information, contact Jan Hanish, 273-2331 or jan.hanish@uni.edu.

 

WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY STARGAZERS PROMOTION:

Impress your date! Just $20 a ticket will get you into the first five rows of the Gallagher-Bluedorn's second balcony for the symphony's Oct. 7 concert with world-famous violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and free valet parking. Call 3-SHOW and mention "Stargazers."


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