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Monday, Oct. 16, 2006

NEWS

NEW M.A. DEGREE IN CRIMINOLOGY:

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology announces a new Master of Arts degree in Criminology, to begin fall 2007. The program is designed to prepare students for Ph.D. study or practical work in applied fields related to criminology and criminal justice. The program provides specialized courses in theory, policy, and substantive criminological issues exposing students to a combination of theoretical, scientific, and practical approaches to criminology. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/sac/criminology/gradprogramrequirements.htm

 

PARKING PROJECT UPDATE:

Based on parking task-force input, a plan is being developed for a two-level parking structure known as a parking deck. The site being considered is the Commons parking lot. The proposal must be approved by the Board of Regents. It would include removal and relocation of the houses along 23rd Street adjacent to the Commons lot. The plan will address some of the long-standing parking needs on the north side of campus, maintain the Panther Shuttle, meet Federal Transit Administration (FTA) transit requirements, and operate without the creation of any new fees or extraordinary increases in current fees. More updates and an opportunity for input will follow as the process moves forward

 

VOTER REGISTRATION:

The New Voter's Project, teamed up with Northern Iowa Student Government, will offer voter registration for students, faculty and staff. To register for the first time, to register again to vote in your current district, or to request an absentee ballot form, come to the Maucker Union in front of Chat's between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and register. Voter registration in the Maucker Union will continue through Wednesday, Oct. 18. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg and view the current "Featured Student Organization" or e-mail nisg@uni.edu.

 

ROD LIBRARY STUDENT COMPUTER FEE SURVEY:

Speak up on how student computer fees are spent. Rod Library will run its annual survey of student computing interests Monday, Oct. 16, through Wednesday, Oct. 25. The survey will be online at http://www.uni.edu/library/scfsurvey.shtml and in paper form in the library lobby.

 

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.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES:

STUDENT LAPTOP COMPUTERS:

The library has a limited number of laptop computers available for student check out. The laptops can be used for up to three hours and only within the building. They are available at the MultiService Center on the first floor of the Rod Library.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN KAZAKHSTAN:

The study abroad program in Kazakhstan is for any education field major or minor. The four-week program will begin about June 4 and conclude around June 30. It will be directed by David Landis, curriculum and instruction department. For anyone interested, stop by Baker Hall 59 in the Study Abroad office for more details.

 

FOUR HIRE:

The Greater Des Moines Partnership Young Professionals Connection presents the 2007 Four Hire competition. Four Hire gives college seniors across Iowa the opportunity to compete for positions in the Greater Des Moines area. Application deadline is Friday, Nov. 24. For more information, visit http://www.fourhiredm.com or e-mail stacey.christensen@uni.edu.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN TASMANIA:

The University of Tasmania is located in a beautiful setting and has around 12,000 students. They offer programs in the fields of business, geology, environmental science and law. Hang-glide over the eucalyptus forests, camp on the white sand with kangaroos, or sail around the city in the weekend boat races. If interested, stop in the Study Abroad Office in Baker Hall 59, for more information.

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

This informational meeting will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the CBB. Free. Advance registration is required as space is limited. For more information, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at katherine.cota@uni.edu or 273-7350.

 

WORKSHOP FOR FUTURE CLASSROOM TEACHERS:

"Acting Out Parts of Speech" Friday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the CME. In this workshop, participants will learn creative approaches to introduce nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives while maintaining classroom control. To register, call 273-3679 or amy.hunzelman@uni.edu

 
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.

 
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.

MEETINGS

GREEN PROJECT UNI:

Come to a Green Project UNI meeting and become an active member in the move towards a more environmentally friendly campus community. Meetings are held in the Center for Energy and Environmental Education lobby every Monday at 6 p.m. Become involved in the push for more recycling on-campus, as well as help initiate more energy conservation in the UNI community. For more information, visit http://www.greenprojectuni.org or contact Brian at heyword@gmail.com.

 

SIFE MEETING:

Students In Free Enterprise will hold a meeting to discuss semester topics at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, in the CBB 127. SIFE focuses on education and entrepreneurship. Come to the meeting to see how you can make a difference in our community. Free pizza.

 
DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM MEETINGS:

Magic. Money. Experience. The Disney Theme Parks & Resorts College Program at the Walt Disney World® Resort is truly a one-of-a kind experience. Information sessions will take place at noon, Thursday, Oct. 19, and 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1. Both sessions will be in the ITTC, Room 134. For more information, call Laura Wilson at 273-3821.

 

UNI TAE KWON-DO CLUB PROMOTIONAL TESTING:

Join us for the UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club’s next promotional testing at 11 a.m. Saturday Oct. 21, in the WRC 176. Come see a board-breaking demonstration as part of the event or ask about joining the club, the oldest collegiate TKD program in America. New students may join anytime during the year. For more information, visit http://www.unitkd.com

 

NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE:

Learn how you can attend another college or university within the U.S. and Canada while paying UNI tuition. Attend a National Student Exchange informational meeting 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the Maucker Union State College Room. Qualified students must have a 2.75 UNI and cumulative GPA and between 30 and 85 credit hours.

 

SUMMER CAPSTONE IN ITALY:

From May 7 through May 23, UNI will offer a capstone in Italy with Jay Lees. The course will be taught entirely on-site in Rome, Florence, and Perugia, Italy. The course is open first to UNI honors students; other UNI students will be accepted if space permits. Enrollment is limited to 13 students (five alternates will be selected). Students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and must submit completed applications to reserve a spot. There will be a meeting of interested students at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Honor's Cottage, 2301 College St.

 

 

 

WELLNESS/REC

HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus everyday? Let Health Beat help you out. Lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year). For more information, ask a fitness supervisor at Health Beat, or contact Kristy Leen, WRS Personal Fitness Coordinator at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu.

 
PANTHER PALS:

UNI Head men's basketball coach, Ben Jacobson, along with current and former players, would like to invite any boy and girl between first and sixth grade to be a Panther Pal. This is a great opportunity to learn some of basketballs fundamentals. It will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in the UNI-Dome. To sign up, visit http://www.unipanthers.com or e-mail sportscamps@uni.edu.

 

6-ON-6 VOLLEYBALL:

Participation point A and B Leagues. Women: 5:50, 6:40, and 9:10 p.m. Men: 6:40, 8:20, and 9:10 p.m. Co-Rec: 7:30 p.m. The managers' meeting will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the SEC, Room 252. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23 and Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the WRC Office, Room 101. Entries will be taken until available slots are filled or until the deadline. League play begins Wednesday, Nov. 1. There is a fee of $50.

 

VOLLEYBALL OFFICIALS NEEDED:

Anyone interested in officiating 6-on-6 volleyball should attend one of the volleyball official's clinics. The pay is $5.70 per game for first year officials, and $5.75 - $5.90 for veteran officials. A rules clinic will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 and/or Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the WRC, Room 155. Officials wishing to play volleyball may do so. You must know which days (M-W or T-Th) your team plays so that you can officiate on alternate days. If interested, but unable to attend a meeting, check with the WRC Office. For more information, call 273-7262.

 

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

 

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:

Carolyn Cruso, an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and composer, will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, in KUNI's third floor studios in the CAC. She has toured widely in both the United States and Europe, as well as producing seven CDs during that time. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

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.

 

HEALTH PROFESSIONAL COMPLICITY AND THE WAR ON TERROR:

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at University Book & Supply, Helen Harton, a social psychologist at UNI, will discuss why people comply with or resist social pressures to behave unethically and/or illegally. The discussion is related to the book "Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity and the War on Terror" by Steven Miles, who will visit UNI Wednesday, Oct. 25. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898 or e-mail yla@uni.edu and put "Miles visit event" in the subject line.

 

MARILYN WANN TO SPEAK ON CAMPUS:

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 Old Central 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.

 

FACULTY RECITAL CANCELLED:

Randy Hogancamp, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

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).

 
'SPIRIT DOCTORS': HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH FILM SERIES:

The CME will host showings of "Spirit Doctors," a 30-minute film, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in MAU 109. The film follows the daily work of three healers and shows how traditional beliefs flourished in Mexican American culture. The film will show every half hour. Sponsored by the CME. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/hhm06.htm or call 273-2250.

 

JAZZ FACULTY SHOWCASE CONCERT:

At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the GBPAC Great Hall, the School of Music Spotlight Series will present the Jazz Faculty Concert featuring Bob Washut, pianist, and Chris Merz, saxophone, with special guests performing a set of duos, joined by a rhythm section and new faculty member, Chris Buckholz. Tickets are available at the GBPAC box office or by calling 273-7469.

 

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.

 

'THE GUESTWORKER': HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH FILM SERIES:

Join us every hour, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the CME (109 MAU), to learn about the H-2A guestworker program. This program, since 1986, has allowed thousands of Mexican men to legally enter the United States to work. Sponsored by the CME. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/hhm06.htm or call 273-2250.

 

CONCERT CHORALE IN CONCERT:

Rick Hoffenberg will conduct a student ensemble presentation at 7:30 p.m., Friday Oct. 20, in the GBPAC Great Hall.

 

TRUMPET GUEST ARTIST RECITAL:

Trumpet crossover artist, Rex Richardson, will perform a guest recital at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 in the GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

THE WAILIN' JENNYS TO PLAY AT THE GBPAC:

Saturday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. They are one of the fastest-rising contemporary folk groups; three young singer/songwriters with beautiful voices and a gift for inventive arrangements. Download their "40 Days" album from iTunes and then pop over to gbpac.com and order tickets today. For more information call 273-SHOW or 1-877-549-SHOW, stop by the Box Office, or visit http://www.gbpac.com. UNI student prices: $14.50,$12,$9.50,$7.50,$5.

 

ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW:

The Annual Arts & Crafts Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, in the UNI-Dome. Tickets are available upon entrance for $5.

 

LIBRARY BOOK SALE:

A used book sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Rod Library. Items for sale include both fiction and non-fiction books (hardcover & paperback), LPs, CDs, videos, maps and magazines. These items have been removed from the Library’s collection and include both adult and children’s titles. Also for sale are plastic record covers and hard plastic audio cassette cases. Most items will be reasonably priced. For information on the books, call Barb at 3-2781. Payment must be made in cash (good check) on site before removal. Parking will be available in the "A" lot west of Gilchrist Hall or the "A" lot on W. 23rd St. by Campbell Hall. For more information, call Vince at 273-3527.

 

RUSSIAN FILM:

The Russian Club will show "A Man With a Movie Camera" at 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in Seerley 115. Directed by Dziga Vertov. This playful film is at once a documentary of a day in the life of the Soviet Union, a documentary of the filming of said documentary, and a depiction of an audience watching the film. Even the editing of the film is documented.

 

T-SHIRT SALE:

T-shirts, sweat shirts, scrubs, bumperstickers, and more--all at the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society sale from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, and Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the second floor lobby of the SEC. Proceeds to KDP Education and Service Projects.

 

BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILES (BCP):

Blood is drawn to test for 23 components including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, blood sugar, iron, etc. Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 7 to 8:30 a.m., in the WRC Main Corridor. Cost is $15 for BCP; $5 extra for prostate test (recommended for men over age 50). Pay by cash or check only. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 273-6119 to schedule.

 

UNI HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM:

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, the Hearst Center for the Arts will present "My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransports," a documentary by Melissa Hacker. Utilizing archival footage and first-hand accounts, this film recounts the rescue movement relocating thousands of mostly Jewish children from Nazi occupied territories to Great Britain in the months right up to the beginning of World War II. Narrated by Joanne Woodward. Run time: 77 minutes. Free and open to the public. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/holocaust/ or call 273-2725. Sponsored by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

 

FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CAPOEIRA CENTER CONFERENCE:

The 4th International Capoeira Conference and Educational Workshops will take place from Thursday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 29. The activities begin from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Little Brazil (309 Main St.). Then there will be workshops from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. All workshops are at the WRC, Room 266. Fees range from $25-$100 and include a t-shirt food. Co-sponsored by the CME, Little Brazil, and the UNI Capoeira Sport Club. For more information, visit http://www.littlebrazil.org or call 273-2250.

 

PLANNED PARENTHOOD- WHAT THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW:

Kim Leheman, the executive director of Iowa Right To Life, will speak on "Lies, Information, and Abortion" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, in the SEC, Room 247. Open to all.

 

HAUNTED HOUSE IN RIDER HALL:

On Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28, Rider Hall will host the first Haunted House on campus since 2004. The event will begin at the very south entrance and will snake through the far north entrance, ending outside. The Haunted House will be open from 8 p.m. to midnight and is suggested for ages 12 and older. Admission for adults is $2 and 2 cans of food or $4 without a canned food donation. Admission for UNI students is $2 and 1 can of food, or $3 without a canned food donation, and admission for youth (up to 18) is $2.

 

GRAND SHOW OF CAPOEIRA:

Capoeira is a program that enables empowerment in its several dimensions: physical, spiritual, emotional, mental and social, through a unique learning environment. This event is free and will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in the WRC South Gym. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by the CME, Little Brazil, and the UNI Capoeira Sport Club. For more information, visit http://www.littlebrazil.org or call 273-2250.

 

MIAMI CITY BALLET TO PERFORM AT THE GBPAC:

In its 21st season, Miami City Ballet is a force in the international dance world. Come see works by George Balanchine in the group's first-ever Iowa performance, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. UNI Students: 50 percent off of adult prices with u-Card. Adult tickets: $32, $27, $24, $21, $15.
A BUCK A KID - Purchase one adult ticket and get up to two youth tickets for $1 each.

 

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON TO PERFORM AT THE GBPAC:

Country songwriter, Rhodes Scholar and movie star Kris Kristofferson will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. His top hits include "Me and Bobby McGee," "Sunday Morning Coming Down," "Help Me Make It Through the Night," and "For the Good Times." He's recorded more than 25 albums, three of which included his fellow "Highwaymen" Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. He's won the Country Music Song of the Year Award, as well as Songwriter of the Year Award from the Nashville Songwriter's Association three times. Sponsored by Cedar Falls Tourism Bureau. UNI students: $21, $18.50, $16, $13.50, $10 with u-Card.

 

 


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