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Monday, Sept. 25, 2006

NEWS

A NOTE FROM JAMES LUBKER, INTERIM PROVOST AND VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS:
UNI PRESIDENTIAL INSTALLATION SET FOR SEPT. 29:

UNI professors are free to cancel classes between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29, to allow students, faculty and staff to attend the installation of Benjamin Allen as UNI's ninth president. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Classes will resume at 1 p.m. The installation of a university president is a unique and important event on any campus, and I hope as many members of our community as possible will be able to experience the installation. Students should check with their professors about plans for Friday, Sept. 29.

 

OCTOBER 5 DUE DATE REMINDER:

The next e-bill is due Thursday, Oct. 5. Check MyUNIverse to see if you have an amount due. Students may pay by mail, at the Cashier Office in Campbell Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or at the Union Station in the Maucker Union from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

MONEY ORDER SCAM:

UNI Public Safety has been contacted about a money-order scam. A UNI student was contacted via e-mail by someone overseas who then sent the student three Wal-Mart MoneyGrams. The student was asked to cash the MoneyGrams, keep some of the money and send the remainder back overseas. These MoneyGrams are fraudulent, and cashing them could potentially result in criminal charges. Students, faculty and staff should be aware that this is a scam, and if anyone receives any MoneyGrams through the mail, contact Public Safety at 273-2712.

 

INTRODUCING UNItix:

To better serve UNI's guests, a centralized ticketing office called UNItix is now operating on campus. One phone number and one Web site mean convenient one-stop shopping for ticket buyers for all UNI activities and events. Organizations served by UNItix include: the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Panther athletics, UNI-Dome/McLeod Center concerts and events, School of Music, Theatre UNI and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony. Visit http://www.UNItix.uni.edu or call 273-4TIX for all tickets. For more information, contact Brad Williams at 273-5400.

 
LIBRARY PHOTOCOPY PAYMENT CHANGES:

The library is planning to modify the current payment options offered for public photocopy machines. By the beginning of the spring semester the library will initiate a "charge to u-bill" option for the five black-and-white photocopy machines and the one soon-to-be-ordered color copier/printer. For more information, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/access/circulation/cashtocard.shtml

 

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.

 

USHERS NEEDED:

Theatre UNI needs volunteer ushers for "Antigone" and "The Dick Gibson Show." Sign-up and receive free admission to the show. No experience needed. Performance dates are Oct. 5 through Oct. 15 and Nov. 3 through Nov.12. Stop by or call the Strayer-Wood Box Office at 3-6381 or e-mail jamielgates@gmail.com

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR PUBLIC RADIO:

KUNI's fall fund drive is scheduled for Oct. 14 through Oct. 23 and the station needs help to make this drive successful. Volunteers are needed to help answer incoming pledge calls and keep things running smoothly around the station. KUNI is located on the third floor of CAC. Two- to three-hour shifts are available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; snacks and drinks will be provided. For more information, contact Angela Vezdos at 273-6336 or angela.vezdos@uni.edu.

 

CHILDREN'S BOOK DRIVE:

The UNI Student Reading Association is sponsoring a children's book drive through Sept. 29. Please drop off new and lightly used children's and young-adult books in the collection boxes located in IRTS, SEC 113, SEC 116, Rod Library Children's Section, CME, and Baker 110. Contact Mariel at mgm454@uni.edu for more information.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

KOOB FUND FOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT STIPENDS AVAILABLE:

The newly launched Robert and Yvonne Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement provides stipends to students who are interning in nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies and UNI outreach programs in northeast Iowa. Stipends are available to undergraduate and graduate students of any major. (Stipend amounts range from $900 to $7,000, depending on number of hours and status. Other guidelines apply.) Students who are interning now in northeast Iowa may apply for support. Deadline for fall 2006 interns is Wednesday, Sept. 27. The deadline for students who wish to intern in the spring semester is Wednesday, Nov. 1. Contact Paul Lee, assistant director of American Humanics, for guidelines and an application at plee@uni.edu.

 

DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY:

Feeling sad, anxious or overwhelmed? The UNI Counseling Center is offering free, anonymous screenings from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct.5, in the Student Health Center, Room 103 second floor. No appointment needed. For more information, call 273-2676.

 

STUDY ABROAD APPLICATION DEADLINE:

The Study Abroad Office will accept applications for studying and/or working abroad during the spring 2007 semester until Monday, Oct. 2. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

 

WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATION MAJORS:

Future classroom teachers, participate in "Building Character Through Found Objects" from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept 29, 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 at amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.

 
'PRINCIPAL DAY' AT UNI:

UNI will host The Principal Financial Group for a "Principal Day" at UNI from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom. Students will have the chance to network within their employment area, learn more about the company and internship/career opportunities, enter drawings for great prizes and speak to alumni who have careers at Principal. RSVP online by Oct. 12 at http://www.principal.com/PrincipalDays. For more information, contact Stacey Christensen, UNI Marketing & Public Relations, at 273-3170 or stacey.christensen@uni.edu.

 

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.cota@uni.edu, or call 273-7350.

 

CONFERENCE ON COMMERICALIZING CREATIVE ENDEAVORS:

UNI will hold the second-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.

 

LAW SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVES ON CAMPUS:

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.

 

WELLNESS/REC

FREE JAZZ DANCE MASTER CLASS:

Orchesis Dance Company will offer a free jazz dance master class from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 and Wednesday, Sept. 27, in WRC 185/187. Guest artist, Kathleen Ridlon, from Knox College in Illinois, will teach her unique style of jazz dance. Appropriate dance wear and shoes required. Class size is limited, and observers are welcome. Technique level will be intermediate. For ages 16 and up.

 

RUN/WALK FITNESS CLUB:

The intramural 100/200-mile Run/Walk Fitness Club is open to students, faculty, staff, spouses and retirees.
Register in WRC 101, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.

 

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 SEC 252. There will be a $50 fee. For more information, call the Wellness Recreation Center office at 273-7262.

 

LOOKING FOR A PERSONAL TRAINER?:

Personal trainers not only motivate you to reach your fitness goals, but they also help educate you on proper form and technique. Get inspired, and enjoy exercising. For more 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.

 

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 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.

 

INTRAMURAL FLAG FOOTBALL:

Make-up managers' 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.

 

EVENTS

RUSSIAN FILM: 'BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN':

The Russian Club will show the classic film "Battleship Potemkin" at 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in Seerley 115. Directed by Sergei Eisenstein, the film presents a dramatized account of a Russian naval mutiny in 1905 and the resulting street demonstration. In one of the most famous scenes of the film, during the slaughter of helpless citizens, a baby carriage races down the steps leading to the Odessa harbor.

 

SPECIAL FARMERS MARKET EVENT:

Did you know UNI Dining Services is a national leader in featuring foods grown on local farms? From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, local farmers will offer their seasonal products at the southwest entrance of Maucker Union in a mini farmers market. Look for the "Buy Fresh, Buy Local" logo on local products at Prexy's and other campus dining centers. For more information, contact Gale Secor at 273-6036 or visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/promotions/buylocal.htm.

 

DISTINGUISHED HUMANITIES LECTURE:

At 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in SEC 245, William S. Maltby, professor of History Emeritus at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, will give a lecture on the writing of his Western Civ/Humanities textbook (with Steven C. Hause, Western Civilization: A History of Western Society, Wadsworth). Maltby is a distinguished historian of 16th century Europe, and author of "The Black Legend in England: The Development of Anti-Spanish Sentiment," 1558-1660 (Duke U Press); "Alba: A biography of Fenando Alvarez de Toledo,Third Duke of Alba," 1507-1660 (U. of Calif Press); "The Reign of Charles V" (Palgrave/Macmillan); and "Reformation Europe: A Guide to Research II" (Ctr for Reformation Research).

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Austin folksinger Steve Brooks will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. Best-known for writing a song-a-week for Jim Hightower's radio show, he's also had music in two films and appeared in two more, including the 2004 release "Barbecue: A Texas Love Story." Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

INGMAR BERGMAN FILM SERIES:

The second screening in this three-week series will feature the film, "Winter Light," directed by the renowned Ingmar Bergman, at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in Lang 8. This film, and the final film in the series, "The Silence" (to be shown Thursday, Oct. 5) are intensely provocative explorations of the human psyche and spirit.

 
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. 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.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The Panther volleyball team will host Indiana State at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in the West Gym and will also host Illinois State at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in the West Gym. The Panther soccer team will host Missouri State at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at the CVYSA complex. The Panther softball team hosts Muscatine in a double-header at noon Sunday, Oct. 1, at Panther Park. The Panther swimming team competes in its intrasquad meet at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, in the Wellness and Recreation Pool.

 

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 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Michaela Rich at 273-3689 or michaela.rich@uni.edu.

 

COME MEET PRESIDENT ALLEN:

Come meet UNI President Ben and Pat Allen at "A Bash with Ben" student picnic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28. Free lunch will be served as long as the supplies last at the Maucker Union Courtyard.
Also, the first 700 students receive a free T-shirt.

 

25TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT CONCERT AND GALA:

The School of Music will host its Scholarship Benefit Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Great Hall in the GBPAC. Opera soprano Sheri Greenawald, will be the featured guest as she performs with the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra. Greenawald, now serving as director of the San Francisco Opera Center, is a UNI alumna and has performed featured roles with the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Venice’s La Fenice, the Munich State Opera, Seattle Opera, Houston Opera and many others. UNI faculty pianist, Sean Botkin, will perform Beethoven’s "The Choral Fantasy" accompanied by the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra and the UNI Concert Choral, UNI Chamber Singers and UNI Singers. Tickets are available at the GBPAC box office or by calling 273-7469.

 

NO SHAME THEATER:

The No Shame will take place at 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in the CAC, Room 108. For more information, contact Christina Carr at 961-0360.

 

PANTHERS VS. ISU:

UNI Panther Football takes on Iowa State in Ames Saturday, Sept. 30. Game time is 6 p.m. Call the UNI Ticket Office for game tickets. Fans are encouraged to visit the UNI Panther tent from 4 to 6 p.m. on 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. Contact the UNI Alumni Association for more information.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Siobahn Morgan, professor of astronomy, will present "The Moon Landing was Fake! And Other Misconceptions in Astronomy" at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, Latham 125. All are welcome to attend.

 

RUSSIAN FILM: 'BED AND SOFA':

The Russian Club will show the classic film "Bed and Sofa" at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Seerley 115. The film is a comedy about a Russian construction worker who offers his best friend a place to stay during the 1927 Moscow housing shortage. The only problem is the best friend and the construction worker's wife take a liking to each other.

 

SARAH SUSANKA COMING TO DES MOINES:

The CEEE will provide transportation to Sarah Susanka's presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4. Susanka, well-known architect and author of the best-selling "The Not So Big House," will be the key speaker on creating a more sustainable community. She shares her expertise on designing and building homes that value quality and detail over quantity. The event takes place at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines and tickets are $37.50. Anyone interested in attending and carpooling, contact Pat Higby at patricia.higby@uni.edu or 273-6012.

 

'WALKOUT': A PRIVATE ONE-TIME SCREENING:

At 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4., at the CME (109 MAU) there will be a special one-time screening of "Walkout," an HBO film by Edward James Olmos based on real-life events. The Hispanic Heritage Month’s Keynote Speaker Paula Crisostomo organized the first major mass protest against racism ever undertaken by Mexican-Americans in East Los Angeles in 1968. Free pop and popcorn. Sponsored by the CME. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/hhm06.htm or call 3-2250.

 

GAY AND GRAY: LGBT AGING IN AMERICA:

Kimberly Acquaviva, assistant research professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, will discuss the aging of LGBTs (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the CME, Maucker Union 109. Topics include why society does not acknowledge LGBT seniors’ losses as equivalent to the losses experienced by heterosexual seniors and how this further compounds the invisibility and pain of LGBT seniors. Co-sponsored by the Department of Social Work and the Center for Multicultural Education. For more details or additional sponsors, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/gblt.htm.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in SRL 115, Donna Maier, professor of history, will present "Women's Nutrition and Women's Control Among Tanzanian Masai Pastoralists." The event is free and open to the public.

 

THE STRUGGLE FOR EQUALITY IN EDUCATION:

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in the CME (109 MAU) Hispanic Heritage Month keynote speaker, Paula Crisostomo, will discuss the 1968 East Los Angeles high-school walkouts. These were the first mass protest by Mexican-Americans in our country's history. Today, Crisostomo is the Director of Government and Community Relations for Occidental College in Los Angeles. Reception following. Sponsored by the CME. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/hhm06.htm or call 273-2250.

 

CEDAR VALLEY SOLAR TOUR:

As part of the 11th-Annual National Solar Tour, the Cedar Valley is hosting a tour of homes and buildings on Saturday, Oct. 7. Seven solar-passive, solar-heated and energy-efficient homes and buildings will be open at various times for the public to tour. Learn how to cut utility costs, talk with homeowners and architects about solar installations and insulated concrete forms, and see a solar boat, a home covered with two to five feet of earth, a 900-watt photovoltaic installation and more. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://nationalsolartour.org.

 

DISCUSS & DISCOVER DIVERSITY:

Cedar Valley Read/Share hosts a discussion of "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven" by Sherman Alexie from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at the UNI Museum. There will also be a discussion of Spokane Reservation. Cedar Valley Discuss and Discover Diversity is a Cedar Valley Community Action project sponsored by Cedar Falls and Waterloo Libraries, UNI Museums and Cedar Falls AAUW.

 

TEACHER EDUCATION INDUCTION CONVOCATION:

The 32nd Teacher Education Induction Convocation will take place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in GBPAC. Three hundred UNI teacher education students are eligible for induction and have been sent invitations. William Callahan, associate dean in the College of Education is the convocation speaker. President Allen will grant admission to the inductees. Faculty and staff are invited to attend to honor the students being inducted.

 


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