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Monday, Sept. 11, 2006

NEWS

PATRIOT DAY TRIBUTE TO 9/11 VICTIMS:

In honor and memory of the victims, heroes and survivors of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Northern Iowa Student Government invites students, faculty and staff to gather around the base of the Campanile at 8:55 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, Patriot Day, to observe a minute of silence.

 

PANTHER POSSE SHIRTS AND REGISTRATION:

Registration will continue for this year's Panther Posse. However, for those not registered by Saturday, Sept. 16, the purple Panther Posse T-shirt is not guaranteed, but the basketball shirt will still be available. The Panther student fan club is nearing a record 2,000 students! Visit http://www.unipanthers.com to register. For those students who have registered and not yet picked up their shirts, they will be available Thursday, Sept. 14 and Friday, Sept. 15, in front of the West Gym and before the football game on Saturday, Sept. 16, outside the northeast entrance of the UNI-Dome.

 

PURPLE PRIDE DAY:

UNI will celebrate its second-annual Purple Pride Day, Oct. 6. UNI students, employees, alumni, parents and friends are encouraged to wear UNI purple apparel. Take group photos and send digital images to University Marketing & Public Relations, umpr@uni.edu. The photos will be included on UNI's Purple Pride Gallery Web site.

 

ROD LIBRARY FAMILY WEEKEND GIVEAWAY:

Register a favorite student and/or family member at the Rod Library for door prizes during Family Weekend. Students can win a copy of "University of Northern Iowa," a pictorial history of UNI, and family members can win the Library’s cookbook "Between the Bookends." Self-guided tours of the library also will be available. The Rod Library will be open during normal weekend hours.

 

NISG ELECTIONS:

NISG is looking for potential candidates for the special election to be held in October. Election packets may be picked up in the NISG Office located in the top level of the Maucker Union in the Student Involvement and Activities Center. Election packets are due Tuesday, Sept. 19, by noon. UNI students of any classification may run for a senate seat. Students not interested in running for a seat on the senate, can get involved in a University committee. Applications for University committees are available online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg.

 

SEALED BID SALE:

UNI is offering several items of equipment for sealed bid. These items will be sold "as is." For sale details, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/453.html.

 

CEDAR FALLS WATER TOWER TOUTS UNI:

Visitors to Cedar Falls will now know, without a doubt, they are entering Panther territory. UNI partnered with Cedar Falls Utilities to have the Panther athletics logo and the UNI nameplate printed on the 125-foot water tower on Lloyd Lane near the intersection of Greenhill and Hudson roads. The Lloyd Lane tower was scheduled for repainting this year as a part of regular maintenance. The new paint being applied -- including the new shade named UNI Purple -- has a 30-year life expectancy. Drive out and take a look!

 

PRINT SERVICES ANNOUNCES COLOR-COPY SPECIAL:

From Friday, Sept. 1, through Friday, Sept. 29, all 8 1/2 x 11 COLOR copies are 50 cents per side, and 11 x 17 copies are 75 cents per side. If you have a large copy job, we can reduce the price even more! We're located in the Physical Plant building and we look forward to meeting your printing and copying needs. Call us at 273-2448. http://www.printservices.uni.edu

 

RECOGNIZE UNI EMPLOYEES WITH A PANTHER FIRST NOMINATION:

Don't forget to thank the members of the UNI community who helped to get the semester started on the right foot. Nominate any UNI employee for a Panther First award by visiting:
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/panther_first.shtml For more information, call Robin at 273-3536.

 

TUTORS NEEDED:

Classic Upward Bound is looking for tutors to work with high school students in the areas of: Math, Science, English and Spanish/French/German for after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:35 to 4:45 p.m. and/or 6 to 8 p.m. Tutorials are held at Waterloo East and West High and UNI-CUE. For an application or more information, call 433-1250.

 

FALL CREATIVE DRAMA CLASSES:

The Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, is offering creative drama classes for children in kindergarten through high school. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis/classes/index.html or call 273-6387.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

UNI CAREER FAIR

From 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at the UNI-Dome, more than 170 organizations, and graduate/professional schools will be on hand to visit with students and alumni. All majors, freshmen through seniors, graduate students and alumni are welcome. Sign up with select employers for interviews that will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 19. For more information on the organizations participating and the majors they're seeking, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/events/careerfair/organization_list_2005.html

 

LAW SCHOOLS ON CAMPUS:

Several law schools will be on campus to meet with all interested students. The University of Minnesota Law School will have a coffee and breakfast meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Hemisphere Lounge in Maucker Union. Ohio Northern University's Pettit College of Law will have pizza and drinks at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in Sabin 027. The University of Kansas School of Law will have a coffee and breakfast meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Hemisphere Lounge in Maucker Union.

 
RESUME DIRECTORY FOR REAL ESTATE AND FINANCE MAJORS:

Each year the Finance Department and the student chapters of the Financial Management Association and Rho Epsilon develop a resume directory on CD. These resume directories are distributed at the UNI Career Fair and to other potential employers. Also included on the CD is a cover letter from Art Cox, head of the Department of Finance, encouraging employers to contact the students for interviews. For more information, visit, http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/454.html.

 

FUNDS FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS Q & A:

This event offers a step-by-step explanation of how an organization's diverse activities can receive on-campus funding. The event includes a Q&A panel and an information packet. It will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the CME.

 

MILWAUKEE FIELD TRIP:

The International Club of Business Students is going to Milwaukee, Wis., Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 20-22. The trip includes a diverse group of speakers and tours. Students will tour businesses and meet with business leaders. To participate, you'll need: six copies of your resume, $95 (hotel room and gas charges). Sign-up deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 13. Contact Chris Scrage, ICBS advisor, to get excuse letters for your classes. For more information, contact christine.schrage@uni.edu or dame223@uni.edu, or call 273-2126.

 

PANTHER PROWLER:

Beginning this semester, it is possible to search up to 10 databases at once. Try the new Panther Prowler search engine – http://metalib2.exlibrisgroup.com:8334/V/ or http://www.library.uni.edu/ - for more thorough and exhaustive searching in more than 40 different fields of study.

 

BASIC BOOKKEEPING FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS:

Learn the basics of bookkeeping and accounting for your small business from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12, in CBB 3. Information packed. Free. Advance registration is required as space is limited. For more information, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at katherine.cota@uni.edu; or 3-7350.

 

MEETINGS

 

STUDY ABROAD IN ENGLISH:

Informational meeting "Study Abroad in English" will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, in the Presidential Room of Maucker Union.

 
WORK/INTERNSHIP ABROAD:

Informational meeting "Work/Internship Abroad" will be at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, in the Presidential Room of Maucker Union.

 

CO-OP ORIENTATION MEETING:

Students seeking information on co-op internships may attend a Co-op Orientation meeting from 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, and 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20. Both meetings will be in CBB 109. Learn about benefits of internships, application process, locating an internship, and possible credit for a job you have now. For more information, call the UNI Cooperative Education & Internship Program at 273-6041 or visit, http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/coop/

 

WELLNESS/REC

SPORTS CLUB POLICIES:

Sports 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 or activities 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.

 

OPEN CO-REC KICKBALL TOURNAMENT:

Entry forms are available at the WRC 101 on the week of Sept. 11. Registration is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 18-20, at the WRC 101 and is limited to the first 12 teams. The tournament shedule will be e-mailed and posted after 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, on the WRC IM bulletin board. Tournament play will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24 (Rain date: Sunday, Oct. 15), at the Intramural Fields. There is an entry fee of $20 per team. Open to all students, faculty and staff.

 

INTRAMURAL FLAG FOOTBALL:

There will be a manager's meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, SEC 252. Make-up manager's meetings will take place at 3:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, WRC 155 and Tuesday, Sept. 26, WRC 252. Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25-26 in the WRC 101. League schedules will be available after 1 p.m. Oct. 2, in WRC 101. Play begins Oct. 3 at the Intramural Fields.

 

FLAG FOOTBALL OFFICIALS WANTED:

If interested, attend the official's clinics at 7:30 p.m. Sept 26 or 27, WRC 155 Courts 5 and 6. Individuals who wish to officiate may still play with their respective teams, so you must know the date and time of the games your team plays.

 

INTRAMURAL GOLF TOURNAMENT (MEN AND WOMEN):

Registration: Sign up for tee times (noon to 2:30 p.m.) and pay greens fees, Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 11-13, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., WRC 101. Greens fees are $13 (cash, check, or u-bill). Limited to 80 entries. Tournament play is at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course, 3205 West 12th St., Cedar Falls, Sunday, Sept. 17. Eighteen hole stroke-play with longest drive and closest to pin contests.

 

AQUATICS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING:

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

 

PERSONAL TRAINERS WANTED:

Like helping others? As a personal trainer you can motivate individuals wanting to attain their fitness goals. An informational meeting will take place at 4 p.m. Sept. 13, WRC 50. Classes begin Sept. 20. For enrollment or other 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. Let the HB 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 HB, just ask a fitness supervisor.

 

RUN/WALK FITNESS CLUB:

The intramural 100/200-mile Run/Walk Fitness Club is open to students, faculty, staff, spouses and retirees.
Registration begins Monday, Sept. 11, in WRC 101, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will remain open for the fall semester. The event begins once you have registered. The deadline for completing the mileage is Friday, Dec. 1. Entry fee is $10 per person (cash, check, u-bill, or payroll deduct). For successful completion of either 100 or 200 miles, you will receive an intramural 100/200-mile Run/Walk Fitness Club T-shirt.

 

TAE KWON-DO:

The UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club is UNI's longest, active-sport club, and the oldest collegiate Tae Kwon-Do program in America. Students of any skill level, age, gender or physical condition can learn the Korean art. New students may join anytime during the year and practice up to five times per week, Mondays through Thursdays, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and Fridays, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All practices are held in WRC 176.

For more information visit http://www.UNITKD.com

 

EVENTS

CHILDREN'S BOOK DRIVE:

Now through Sept. 29, new or lightly used children's or young-adult books can be dropped off in the collection boxes located in Rod Library children's section, Baker Hall 110, CME, IRTS lab, SEC 113 & 116. For more information, contact Mariel at mgm454@uni.edu.

 
CULTURAL FOOD FESTIVAL:

Kick off the beginning of Diversity Week with the annual Cultural Food Festival. Student organizations as well as groups from off campus will showcase tastes from around the world from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 11, outside of Maucker Union. Sponsored by the Student Involvement and Activities Center.

 

T-SHIRT SALE:

Unique T-shirts, bumper stickers and buttons will be available during the outdoor event kicking off Diversity Week. This will be outside Maucker Union from 11 a.m to 1:30 p.m on Monday, Sept, 11. This is a fundraising event for UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society.

 

HUMAN RACE MACHINE:

Human Race Machine: There's No Gene For Race. Morphing technology allows you to see yourself as a different race. Sponsored by the CAB. Available Diversity Week, Monday, Sept. 11, through Friday, Sept. 16, in the Maucker Union Lobby. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

UPCOMING BUSINESS ETHICS EVENT:

The Wilson Series in Business Ethics will host two showings of "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room." The film will be shown from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 11, and from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12, in Curris 109. Free and open to all. For more information, contact donna.wood@uni.edu

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Singer-songwriter Eliza Gilkyson will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. In February 2003, Gilkyson became a member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

IMPROV COMEDY AUDITIONS:

Auditions for Half-Masted, the UNI improv troupe, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 11 and 12, in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang 040. Sign up at the theater before Friday, Sept. 8. No prior experience needed. Rehearsals are Tuesday and Friday evenings. Performance dates are Nov. 16 through 18. For more information, contact shaw@math.uni.edu.

 

'VOICES OF AFRICA':

Moving with the Rhythm of Life will perform on Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Ballroom. This internationally acclaimed choral and percussion performance is sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

OFF-HUDSON PLAY READING- 'WELL':

Theatre UNI presents this "multicharacter theatrical exploration of issues of health and illness, both in the individual and in a community" by Lisa Kron at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the CAC, Room 108. Admission is free. http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 

'WHITE PRIVILEGE: PERSONAL CHALLENGES AND SOCIAL CHANGE':

Participate in this discussion facilitated by philosophy professor Harry Brod from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, CME (MAU 109) as part of Diversity Week. For keynote speaker Tim Wise's related essays or more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/divweek06.htm. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education.

 

SIGMA XI SEMINAR:

The Sigma Xi Seminar "Sex, Switching and Pathogenesis: Unique Relationships in Candida, the Most Pervasive Fungal Pathogen," will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the McCollum Science Hall 137 (Lantz Auditorium). Presented by David Soll, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Iowa. The talk is free and open to the public.

 

TROMBONE FACULTY RECITAL:

Christopher Buckholz, trombonist, with Sean Botkin, pianist, will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in GBPAC Davis Hall. Free.

 

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR:

International Opportunities Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in Maucker Union. Meet past-participants and program staff and learn about more than 300 programs in 50 countries. Get financial and credit questions answered. Door prizes. Admisssion is free.

 

RELIGION AND RACISM IN THE U.S.:

Read, listen or take part in a discussion on "Religion and Racism in the United States" by keynote speaker Tim Wise. This hot topic dialogue will be facilitated by Fred Besthorn, associate professor of social work, from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the CME (MAU 109). Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education. http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

DIFFERENT VOICES: A STUDENT FORUM:

Different Voices: A Student Forum will be from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the CME (MAU 109). Students from different ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation and with diverse backgrounds share and answer questions on their experiences. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

MOVIE DRIVE-IN STYLE: 'CRASH':

The CME will show "Crash," one of the most talked about movies of the year, from 9 to 11 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13. Free popcorn and pop.

 

DISASTERS NATURAL AND OTHERWISE: RACE, CLASS AND NEW ORLEANS:

At 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in CME, keynote speaker Tim Wise discusses the Katrina disaster and how race and class were instrumental in the aftermath of these terrible events. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or call 3-2250. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education.

 

RACE IS NOT A CARD: CHALLENGING RACISM, PRIVILEGE, AND WHITE DENIAL IN AMERICA:

Focusing on the different sides of racism in the U.S., well-known anti-racist author Tim Wise will present at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in the CME. Wise has spoken in 48 states and at more than 400 college campuses. Reception and book signing following. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or call 3-2250. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE:

Come see the blockbuster move, "The Lake House," starring Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

FREE DANCE CONCERT:

At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, there will be a free dance concert in the Russell Hall Auditorium. The concert will be presented by the UNI International Dance Theatre, Orchesis Dance Company and UNI Repertory Dance Theatre. Enjoy folk dances, ballroom, and art dances such as jazz, modern and tap. For more information about dance at UNI, visit http://www.uni.edu/dance.

 

ORGAN FACULTY RECITAL:

Kui-Im Lee, organist, will perform works by Pachelbel, J.S. Bach, Brahms, Ives, Schwabe and Reger at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, in GBPAC, Jebe Hall. Free.

 

NO SHAME THEATER:

No Shame will be held at 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, in CAC 108. For more information, contact Christina Carr at 961-0360.

 

FAMILY WEEKEND IS SEPT. 15 - 17:

Get your tickets for Family Weekend events. Visit http://www.uni.edu/familyweekend/ for a list of Family Weekend activities.

 

STUDY ABROAD OPEN HOUSE:

Study Abroad Open House will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 in Baker Hall 161. Meet past-participants and program staff. Learn about more than 300 programs in 50 countries. Get financial and credit questions answered. Door prizes. Admisssion is free.

 

KUNI PRESENTS:

The KUNI concert series continues at The Reverb on Saturday, Sept. 16, with Austin-based guitarist, singer and songwriter, Chris Duarte. Chris is such a promising young upstart in the world of modern blues that he's already being compared with the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. Duarte performs with the Savoy Truffle. Showtime is 9 p.m. For complete concert information, visit http://www.kuniradio.org.

 

CELEBRATE THE CAMPANILE:

The UNI Campanile is celebrating its 80th birthday and you're invited. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18, in the Campanile Plaza with refreshments and a concert by carillonneur Karel Keldermans. For more information, visit http://www.uni-foundation.org.

 

CARILLON CONCERT:

Guest artist is carilloneur Karel Keldermans who was appointed Carillonneur for the Rees Memorial Carillon in 1976. He will play the carillon at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18.

 

CONSTITUTION DAY:

As part of UNI's celebration of Constitution Day, two former members of the U.S. House of Representatives will be participating in the Hoxie Forum on Congress, the President, and the Balance of Power from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sept. 18 in Lang Auditorium. A reception will follow from 5 to 6 p.m. Former Reps. Sam Coppersmith (D-AZ), and Manuel Lujan (R-NM) will be visiting campus as part of the Congress to Campus program. The program provides educational content on the U.S. Congress and promotes careers in public service. As part of their two-day visit, the former members will also be visiting selected UNI classes and the Price Laboratory School.

 

SEE THE WHIRLING DERVISHES:

A traveling company of Whirling Dervishes from Turkey will perform in the GBPAC at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept 18. The dervishes represent one of many traditions in the Sufi orders of mystical Islam. Their circular dance imitates the order of the universe, and its performance is a form of religious devotion. Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy & Religion and the Iowa Dialog Center. Tickets are $8 for UNI faculty, staff and students, and may be purchased at the GBPAC box office: http://www.gbpac.com/season/artists/whirling.shtml

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

UNI Panther Football takes on Iowa State in Ames at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. Call the UNI Ticket Office for game tickets. Fans are encouraged to visit the UNI Panther tent, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the stadium grounds at the corner of S. 16th Street and Elwood Drive. Visit with Panther fans and enjoy some purple and gold fanfare! No RSVPs required. For more information, contact the UNI Alumni Association at 273-2355.


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