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Monday, Sept. 18, 2006

NEWS

HOMECOMING PANTHER PATROL:

Northern Iowa Student Government and Public Safety will be taking applications for the Homecoming 2006 Panther Patrol. If you need some extra cash, this is a great way to earn it. The job includes working only a few hours over Homecoming weekend. The rest of the time you will be able to enjoy the Homecoming activities. Print out an application at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg or http://www.uni.edu/pubsaf. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, in the Northern Iowa Student Government office located in the upper level of the Maucker Union. For more information, e-mail NISG at nisg@uni.edu.

 
BETA TEST FOR NEW E-MAIL SYSTEM:

ITS is currently implementing Oracle Collaborations Suite to be used as UNI's primary e-mail system. In preparation, a testing session will begin in late September. ITS is seeking about 50 students and 50 faculty and staff to participate in this testing session. To participate, contact Vivian Dragu at viviana.dragu@uni.edu.

 
REGENTS STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARDS:

This award is presented annually to Professional and Scientific employees who have made outstanding contributions during their careers. Candidates should exemplify staff excellence at UNI and been employed at UNI for a minimum of five years. To view the nomination form, or for more information, visit

https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/bbs/bbs_candidate.cgi or go to MyUNIverse. Nominations should be submitted by Friday, Sept. 22.

 

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.

 

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in CBB 3 there will be a meeting on how to write a business plan. Learn the components of a business plan and what makes an effective plan. Information packed. Free. Advanced registration is required as space is limited. For more information, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at katherine.kota@uni.edu, or call 273-7350.

 

CONFERENCE ON COMMERICALIZING CREATIVE ENDEAVORS:

UNI will hold the secon-annual conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in the CME. UNI faculty, staff and students are invited to exhibit projects in any stage of commercialization. If you would like to exhibit a poster or table top display over the lunch hour, contact Jill Trainer at jill.trainer@uni.edu or 273-3282.

 
UNI CAREER FAIR - NOT JUST FOR SENIORS:

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 SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVES ON CAMPUS:

Several law school representatives will be on campus to meet with 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.

 

 

MEETINGS

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

INDOOR CYCLING TRAINING:

There will be a course on how to design and teach spinnercise from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. This course will cover and practice interval training, jumps, hills, sprints and music to motivate. Open to the public and UNI community. The course fee is $65. Apply at WRC, Room 101. For more information, contact Dana Foster at dana.foster@uni.edu.

 

MIND, BODY, SPIRIT TRAINING:

Learn to teach the fundamental principles behind UNI’s Mind, Body & Spirit class. Open to the public and UNI community. The two-day course is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. The course fee is $65. Apply at WRC, Room 101. For more information, contact Dana Foster at dana.foster@uni.edu.

 
11-ON-11 OPEN INTRAMURAL CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT

Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, through Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the WRC Room 101. Limited to the first 12 teams. The tournament schedule will be posted and e-mailed after 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, on the WRC Intramural bulletin boards. Tournament play will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, on the West Campus Fields. There will be an entry fee of $20 per team. Open to students, faculty and staff.

 

FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUES:

Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 25-26, WRC 101. League play begins Tuesday, Oct. 3. Leagues are open to men, women and co-rec. The managers meeting will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Schindler Education Center 252. There will be a $50 fee. For more information, call the Wellness Recreation Center office at 273-7262.

 

FLAG FOOTBALL MEN AND WOMEN OFFICIALS WANTED:

There will be a rules clinic and officials' meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, or Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the WRC Room 155. The pay will be $5.70 per game for first-year officials, more for veteran intramural officials. Incentive pay shared at the officials clinic. Officials wishing to play football may still play with their respective teams. You must know which day your team plays so that you can be assigned alternate days to officiate. Anyone interested in officiating Intramural Flag Football should attend one of the scheduled officials clinics, or contact the WRC Office. For more information, call 273-7262.

 

OPEN CO-REC KICKBALL TOURNAMENT:

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.

 

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.

 

 

EVENTS

UNI PEACE CORPS INFORMATION SPEECH:

Learn what it takes to be a Peace Corps Volunteer. Enjoy a video and presentation by a returned Peace Corps volunteer. There will be an information session from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in the State College Room, Maucker Union.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The folk-rock duo Big Blue Sky will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

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.

 

CONSTITUTION DAY:

As part of UNI's celebration of Constitution Day, two former members of the U.S. House of Representatives will participate 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 visit 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 visit 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

 

RUSSIAN FILM: 'DAY WATCH':

The Russian Club will show "Day Watch" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Lang 21. "Day Watch" is the sequel to the best-selling novel and blockbuster film “Night Watch.” A man who serves in the war between the forces of Light and Dark comes into possession of a device that can restore life to Moscow, which is nearly destroyed by an apocalyptic event. There will be no English subtitles, however, interpreters will be available.

 

DIRECTOR/DESIGNERS PRESENTATION: THE DICK GIBSON SHOW:

"A Look Behind Talk Radio" will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Director Jay Edelnant will share with cast, crew, and audience his history with the show and vision for Theatre UNI’s production. Designers Leonard Curtis, Valerie Henderson (for designer Carol Colburn), Mark Parrott, and Sandy Nordahl will share their research, renderings, models and other materials that will serve as the basis for producing this talk-radio dark comedy at the Strayer-Wood. Admission is free.

 

DANCE/MUSIC LECTURE:

The CHFA Lecture Series presents Jason Weinberger, conductor of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. The topic is: "Music Moves: An exploration of dance music from Bach to Breakbeats."

 

INGMAR BERGMAN FILM SERIES:

Showings of three powerfully provocative films directed by the renowned Ingmar Bergman, each an intense and engaging exploration of the human psyche and spirit will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays in Lang 8: Thursday, Sept. 21 - "Through a Glass Darkly"; Thursday, Sept. 28 - "Winter Light"; Thursday, Oct. 5 - "The Silence." Sponsered by the English Department. Free.

 

'PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN TWO: DEAD MAN'S CHEST':

Come see the summer blockbuster movie, "Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest" at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley. Free refreshments. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 
BOOK DISCUSSION AND SIGNING:

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, University Book & Supply will host a discussion and book signing with Jeffrey S. Copeland, head and professor of English and author of "Inman's War: A Soldier's Story of Life in a Colored Battalion in WWII."

 

QUETZAL COATLICUE MEXICAN AZTEC DANCE GROUP AT UNI:

This interactive dance performance will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. The Quetzal dances display the history of the indigenous Aztec people and the relationship between the human race and the universe. Learn more about the historical and contemporary struggles depicted through these ceremonial dances. Sponsored by the CME as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme/hhm06.htm or call 273-2250.

 

GEORGE CARLIN COMING TO GALLAGHER-BLUEDORN:

Thursday, Sept. 21, the GBPAC's 2006-2007 season is kicking off with comedian George Carlin. Tickets have been selling so quickly for the 7:30 p.m. performance that a second show has been added at 9:30 p.m. The performance will contain adult content/language. For tickets call 273-SHOW, visit http://www.gbpac.com, or stop by the Box Office.

 

UNI CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER FUNDRAISER:

A yard sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, on the front lawn of the Price Lab School. Rain location is the PLS gymnasium. Items for sale include: baby furniture, supplies and equipment; clothing of all sizes and gender; shoes; baked items; toys/games/books; furniture. All proceeds will go to Child Development Center Playground fund. Items can be donated for the sale at the PLS Child Development Center until 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22.

 
HAIRSPRAY TO SHOW AT THE GALLAGHER-BLUEDORN:

At 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 25 and 26, Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical-comedy phenomenon, "Hairspray," is taking the stage at the GBPAC. The musical will take you back to 1962 in Baltimore, as Tracy Turnblad sets out to dance her way onto TV's most popular show. Can a big girl with big dreams - and even bigger hair - change the world... and still have time to win the boy she loves? It's the winner of eight 2003 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. For tickets call 273-SHOW, visit http://www.gbpac.com, or stop by the Box Office.

 

WALT WHITMAN LIVE:

Bill Koch will present his one-man show, 'Walt Whitman Live,' at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. The 60-minute show presents Whitman speaking on the poet's major themes, observations of American culture, views on Abraham Lincoln and experience with the Civil War. No charge.

 

CHILDREN'S ART EXHIBITION AND LECTURES:

"CREATING OUR WORLD: Russian/American Children's Art Exhibition," an international collaborative group exhibition, will include artwork created by elementary school children from Cedar Falls and Waterloo public schools, children from The Pegasus Fine Arts School in Huntington Beach, Calif., and children from several public schools in St. Petersburg, Russia. Lectures by Jean Petsch and Olga Nekrasova-Karateeva will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in KAB Room 111. Reception will follow.

 

'AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH' SHOWING ON CAMPUS:

The film 'An Inconvenient Truth' will be shown at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the UNI CEEE. A panel discussion will follow each showing. Music by Joe Paulik will begin at 4:30 pm. Food will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Michaela Rich at 273-3689 or michaela.rich@uni.edu.

 

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