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Monday, Oct. 9, 2006

NEWS

PANTHER POSSE T-SHIRT PICK-UP:

Panther Posse members who have not picked up this semester's "Panther Posse" T-shirt can get them on a limited schedule this week. To see schedule, visit http://unipanthers.cstv.com/sponsorship/pantherposse.html. T-shirts not picked up by the end of October will be sold to other Panther Posse members. Panther Posse basketball T-shirts will be distributed at a special event at the end of October.

 

FLU SHOT CLINICS:

Flue shots will be provided by the Student Health Clinic at a variety of locations starting Tuesday, Oct. 24. To see a complete list of flu shot dates, times, and locations, visit http://www.uni.edu/health/services.shtml. The cost is $24, payable by cash, check, u-bill or insurance. For more information, contact the Health Clinic at 273-7425 or healthcenter@uni.edu.

 

INPUT REQUESTED ON CAMPUS DISABLED ACCESS:

The Coordinating Committee for Disability Accommodations on the UNI campus is gathering information and ideas for enhanced accessibility to facilities and services for persons with disabilities. Submit concerns and recommendations for short- and long-term projects to http://www.uni.edu/ccda/feedback.shtml

 

WIN $20 FOR YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE:

Submit your favorite recipes for a chance to win $20. Recipes will be included in the 21st-Annual College of Business Cookbook. Open to all majors. Two random names will be drawn for the cash prize. No-bake, microwave, salad, soup, entree, appetizer and dessert recipes are welcome. The deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 18. E-mail recipes to kjbrack@uni.edu.

 

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY:

The UNI Police Division, in conjunction with the Cedar Falls Police Department, has instituted a pedestrian-safety program in and around the UNI campus.  UNI Police will monitor intersections in and around the campus community during the day and evening hours. For more information, visit http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=2450

 

NEW MINIMUM STUDENT REFUND AND BILL POLICY:

The Office of Business Operations is announcing a change in the Minimum Balance for Student Refunds and u-bills. The minimum refund amount is $10 ($50 while in school). The minimum u-bill amount (including e-bills) is $10. For further details visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/

 

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.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

CAPSTONE IN GREECE:

There will be informational meetings for the June 2007 Capstone Study Abroad course in Greece at noon and 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, and Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Old Gold Room in Maucker Union. Contact professor Gregory Bruess at bruess@uni.edu or 273-2752. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/global/Greece.

 
NEW INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IN KOREA:

Study Abroad Office is announcing a new Internship program in Korea. The program pays for your tickets, provides a free room and a weekly stipend of $160. The application deadline for spring semester is Wednesday, Nov. 1. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office (Baker 59) at 273-7078.

 
CONFERENCE ON COMMERCIALIZING CREATIVE ENDEAVORS:

This conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, in the CME, Room 109. Speakers include entrepreneurs Dennis Clark and Jo Dorhout, who will describe how they transformed innovation into a business. UNI inventors and researchers will display their projects during lunch. Registration, including lunch, is free and begins at 8:15 a.m.

 

EXPLORING MAJORS AND STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS FAIR:

The 8th Annual Exploring Majors & Student Organizations Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Maucker Union Ballroom and Coffeehouse. All students are welcome to investigate various majors, minors, certificates, career options and student organizations in one place at one time. Join faculty, staff and students at one of the largest fairs of the year. For more information, contact Anthony Smothers at 273-6857.

 

STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE:

The Study Abroad Office will accept scholarship applications for studying abroad until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

 

FALL TEACHER INSTITUTE:

The Fall Teacher Institute for all UNI teacher education students will take place Friday, Oct. 20, at the Price Lab School, on 19th and Campus Streets. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be approximately eight sessions per hour on a variety of topics important for new teachers in areas covering early childhood, special education, elementary, middle and high school. Free. For more information, visit http://www.pls.uni.edu and click on the "Teacher Institute" link.

 

 

WELLNESS/REC

MADDEN '07 FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT:

Entries for the Madden '07 Football Tournament will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16 and Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the WRC Office, Room 101. Entry fee is $5 per player. Payment due upon registration. Play begins Monday, Oct. 23. Open to students, faculty, staff, spouses and retirees. Brackets will be e-mailed and posted Monday, Oct. 23, on the WRC Intramural bulletin board. For more information, call 273-7262.

 

AUTUMN-MATIC WELLNESS FAIR 2006:

This event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the WRC North Gym. Attractions will include a bone density test, chair massage, flu shots for $24, a derma scan machine, a sports motion system, an oral cancer screening, samples and more. Register to win one of more than 70 prizes including a $100 grand prize gift certificate from University Book & Supply. Sponsored by TIAA-CREF and brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services. For a complete list of participating vendors and donators, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/check/AutumnFair/Autumn-Fair.html

 

PASS AND KICK:

A pass and kick competition will take place from 9:15 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the UNI-Dome Northeast Corner. Registration will take place from 9 to 10:45 p.m. In the pass competition men and women will be measured by subtracting the lateral deviation from the distance. The best of three attempts will count. In the kick competition, men will kick a field goal and will be given two attempts from the middle of field, starting at the 20 yard line; distance will be increased five yards with two additional attempts until winner is decided; sudden death in case of tie. The women will punt the best of three punts for distance with lateral deviation subtracted from the distance. Footwear is limited to tennis shoes or rubber-molded athletic shoes. No square-toed kicking shoes. A football and T-shirt will be provided by the Intramural Program. For more information call 273-7262.

 

3-ON-3 BASKETBALL LEAGUES FOR MEN AND WOMEN:

Registration will take place Monday, Oct. 9, through Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the WRC 101. League play begins Sunday, Oct. 22. Games played on Suday evenings. (Game times: 5, 5:25, 5:50, 6:15, 6:40 and 7:05 p.m.) $50 forfeit fee applicable for this activity. For more information call 273-7262.

 

GREAT NORTHERN IOWA RADICAL RIVER RUN:

Co-Rec teams of three required (open to students, faculty, staff, spouse, retirees and alumni). Entry forms are available at the UNI Outdoor Recreation Office, WRC 174. $45 entry fee per team (includes T-shirt, shuttle, canoe, canoe accessories, post-race refreshments). No aid. Teams must register by Tuesday, Oct. 10 at the UNI Outdoor Office, WRC 174, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Limited to the first 12 teams to register.) Meet at Island Park (north of First Street on Center Street on left) on Oct. 14 at 7:30 a.m. for shuttle and briefing. The race will start at approximately 8:30 a.m. The inaugural GNIRRR is a multi-sport race involving the following activities: running, canoe portaging, canoeing and mystery event. For more information call 273-7262.

 

GET FIT ON ROUTE 66:

Get fit on historic Route 66 in this online fitness program. Log your exercise minutes per mile and earn prizes along the way. Register by Sunday, Oct. 15, to be completed by Friday, Dec. 15. Join as an individual or teams of three. For more information, contact Dana Foster at 273-5859 or dana.foster@uni.edu.

 

EVENTS

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Bernice Lewis will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in KUNI's third floor studios in the CAC. Lewis studied vocal improvisation with Bobby McFerrin, guitar technique with Alex DeGrassi and Guy van Duser, and songwriting with Roseanne Cash and Cris Williamson. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

NISG SPECIAL ELECTIONS:

The Northern Iowa Student Government Special Election will start at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, and continue through 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, on MyUNIverse. Log on to vote for your student representatives.

 

RUSSIAN FILM: THE RETURN:

The Russian Club will show "The Return" at 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in Seerley 115. Directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev. In the remote Russian wilderness, two teenage boys face a range of conflicting emotions when their father -- a man they know only through a single photograph -- reappears after 12 years.

 

SHOULD THE MINIMUM WAGE BE RAISED?

Civic Discourse and Opposing Views: Should the minimum wage be raised? Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., SEC, Room 252. Panelists are from Working Families Win and the Federation of Independent Business-Iowa. For further information, contact Gerri Perreault 273-6898 or e-mail Perreault@UNI.edu (put opposing views in subject line).

 

TEAPOTS TO TUPPERWARE: CONTAINERS AND FOOD:

Trudy Eden, assistant professor of history, will discuss the unusual history of containers at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the University Museum. This will be presented in conjunction with the exhibit "Hold it! Natural and Cultural Containers."

 

DEWITT JONES TO SPEAK ON CAMPUS:

Dewitt Jones, superintendent of Waterloo Community Schools, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the GBPAC 30, as part of an invitation from the CMENC (Collegiate National Association for Music Education) UNI student chapter. Jones will address issues related to new teachers entering the profession and what changes teachers can expect. The event is open to the public.

 

IOWA STATE HOUSE CANDIDATE DEBATE:

NISG and the UNI Speech and Debate Teams are co-sponsoring a debate from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Maucker Union Ballrooms. Representative Bob Kressig is the Democratic incumbent running against Republican Matt Reisetter for the 19th Iowa State House District, and Republican Dave Weiland is running against Democrat Doris Kelley for the 20th Iowa State House District. All four candidates will debate the state of public higher education in Iowa. The last third of the debate will feature a period of question and answer from the audience. Attendence is open to all.

 

THEATRE UNI PRESENTS 'ANTIGONE':

Theatre UNI presents Jean Anouilh's "Antigone," a contemporary tragedy pitting personal morality against political manipulation. Shows will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, through Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $12 for general admission and free for UNI students. For more information, call 273-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre.

 

MERYL NORTON HEARST LECTURE SERIES AND UNI HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM:

Documentary filmmaker Pierre Sauvage will present his prize-winning documentary on the French village of Le Chambon, "Weapons of the Spirit," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in Lang Auditorium. In and around Le Chambon, 5,000 Jews were sheltered by 5,000 Christians during the Nazi occupation. Sauvage and his parents were among the rescued. A discussion will follow.

 

Documentary filmmaker Pierre Sauvage will present excerpts from his upcoming documentary, "And Crown Thy Good: Varian Fry in Marseille," at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, in Sabin 102. Fry was a New York intellectual who in 1940-41 ran the most successful private American rescue operation of those challenging times, helping to save some 2,000 people. A discussion will follow.

 

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/holocaust/ or call 273-2725.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE: 'YOU, ME, AND DUPREE':

Check out the blockbuster "You, Me and Dupree" starring Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson and Matt Dillon at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL:

Robert Paris, organist will perform preludes, fugues, fantasies, and passacaglias by various composers, including Bach, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in the GBPAC Jebe Hall. Free admission.

 

GUEST ARTIST HORN RECITAL:

Jeff Nelsen will play his horn at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Free admission.

 

MASTER CLASS IN ORGAN PERFORMANCE AND ORGAN COMPOSITION:

Robert Parris, organist, will offer a master class at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, in the GBPAC Jebe Hall. The public is welcome to attend.

 

NO SHAME THEATER:

The No Shame will take place at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in the CAC, Room 108. For more information, contact Christina Carr at (319) 961-0360.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Scott Beason, grad student in the Environmental Science Program at UNI, will give a presentation on "Environmental Implications of Aggradation on Major Braided River Channels at Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington" on Monday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m., in Latham 125. All are welcome to attend.

 

MARILYN WANN TO SPEAK ON CAMPUS:

An influential fat activist and advocate of fat acceptance Marilyn Wann will give a free public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in Ballroom A of the Maucker Union. For more information on Marilyn Wann and fat acceptance, visit http://www.stanfordalumni.org/news/magazine/2003/julaug/features/wann.html. or http://www.eastbayexpress.com/Issues/2006-09-13/news/feature_full.html. For more information, e-mail jesse.swan@uni.edu.

 

'FOOD AND NUTRITIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY':

This presentation will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the SEC, Room 252. Presented by Surinder Vasal, one of the developers of Quality Protein Maize (QPM). Along with Evangelina Villegas, Vasal was awarded the Millennium World Food Prize in 2000. QPM varieties are grown on roughly 9 million acres worldwide. This germplasm contributes more than $1 billion annually to the economies of developing countries. For more information, contact Rebecca Burns at 273-6807.

 

RUSSIAN FILM: 'PECULIARITIES OF NATIONAL FISHING':

The Russian Club will show "Peculiarities of National Fishing" at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in Seerley 115. Russian friends go fishing with hysterical consequences (and no fish).

 
NICKEL AND DIMED:

Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, through Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang Hall Room 040. Admission is free. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, visit http://www.chfa.uni.edu/comstudy/organizations/theatre.asp.

 

NEED A PASSPORT? APPLY ON CAMPUS:

U.S. Postal Service Passport Acceptance Agents will be in the Maucker Union State College Room from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. Applicants must bring a certified copy of their birth certificate, a valid drivers license, a personal check or money order for roughly $97 and two identical passport photos (photos can be taken on site for $15). To download an application, visit http://foia.state.gov/FORMS/Passport/ds0011.pdf or pick up an application at the UNI Study Abroad Center 59 Baker Hall. For more information call 273-7078, e-mail study-abroad@uni.edu, or visit http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad.

 

OCT. 12 IS DEADLINE FOR 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. The agenda includes a welcome from 2 to 2:30 p.m., break-out sessions (accounting/actuarial science; finance/real estate; marketing/human resources/communication; IT services; general business/sales/management) from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., and a networking reception from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dress is business attire. Students and faculty can attend any or all of the sessions. RSVP online by Thursday, 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.

 
YOU'RE INVITED TO A FESTSCHRIFT CELEBRATION:

In honor of Barbara Lounsberry, teacher, scholar, writer, mentor and leader, at the Waterloo Brown Bottle, Tuesday, Oct. 24. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Program at 7:45 p.m. Presentation of festschrift book (16 essays from writers, students, and colleagues, titled "Notes from the Flyover") to follow. Please RSVP by Oct. 17 to the UNI English Office at 273-2821.

 


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