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Monday, Nov. 6, 2006

NEWS

E-BILL DUE TUESDAY, NOV. 7:

Check MyUNIverse to see if you have an amount due. If you are planning to register for spring '07 classes, your account must be current. You can pay by mail, at the Cashier's Office in Campbell dining 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.

 

RUSH TICKETS FOR THE GBPAC:

Signing up for student rush ticket notification gives you the chance to see select shows at the Gallagher-Bluedorn for $5. Students will receive a notification the day before the performance indicating rush tickets are available. To sign up, visit http://www.uni.edu/gbpac/unistudents/signup.shtml.

 

LIMITED PARKING AROUND UNI-DOME:

The IHSAA Football Playoffs will be in the UNI-Dome Nov. 6 through 18. There will be limited parking around the UNI-Dome with four playoffs games and heavy traffic starting at 9 a.m. each day on Friday, Nov. 10; Monday, Nov. 13; and Friday, Nov. 17. For a complete IHSAA Football Playoff schedule, please visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/unidome/IHSAAPlayoffs.htm

 

NEW PARENT PORTAL COMING IN NOVEMBER:

Starting in November, UNI students will have the ability to grant online access to their records including grades, u-bill and class schedule. Located on the Parents Web page, the new Parent Portal is a password-protected, third-party-access site. Due to federal and state law, access to confidential information can only be granted by the individual student. You decide who can access your information and what information will be shared.

 
ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKET DRIVE:

Help the hungry in the Cedar Valley by volunteering to donate or deliver food. Contributions may include a whole basket or single food items. If you can’t afford a whole basket, get a group, club or hall to go in on one with you. For more information, call St. Stephen Catholic Student Center at 266-9863.

 

COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE:

There will be a food drive for the Cedar Valley Food Bank through Dec. 7 at Essentials in the Maucker Union. Your donation of a non-perishable food item or cash is needed and appreciated. The goal is to top the 2005 total of 1,000 pounds of food and $305 dollars cash from UNI students and faculty. To celebrate Peanut Lovers’ Month in November, each person who makes a food or cash donation will receive a bag of peanuts.

 

 

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

 

EXCLUSIVE PEPSI CONTRACT REMINDER:

UNI has an exclusive contract with Pepsi Co. This means when university or UNI Foundation funds are used, only Pepsi products may be served on campus. Pepsi products can be purchased from the Department of Residence Catering, DOR convenience stores or directly from Pepsi America. Purchasing from other providers is not allowed. UNI's exclusive contract with Pepsi has been in place since fiscal year 2002 and continues through fiscal year 2008. For more information, see the FAQs posted at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/ or http://www.uni.edu/dor/index.shtml or contact Kelly Flege at 3-3420 or Mona Milius at 273-2333.

 

YOU COUNT! DINING SURVEY THROUGH NOV. 10:

What is your opinion of on-campus food services? The annual dining services survey is online through Nov. 10 athttp://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/survey.htm. The survey takes approximately four minutes to complete and you can return to the survey multiple times to evaluate different dining venues.

 

SUSHI AT PREXY'S:

Enjoy one of four delicious varieties of fully-cooked sushi for lunch. Available at Wasabi every Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

NOVEMBER IS PEANUT LOVERS' MONTH:

November is Peanut Lovers’ Month and to celebrate, peanut specialties will be featured throughout the month at Chats and Prexy’s in Maucker Union; 23rd Street Market in Commons and Biscotti’s in Redeker Center. Fresh peanut-butter cookies and peanut-butter-chocolate-chip cookies baked in Fresh Beginnings, our campus bakery, will be featured through Nov.10.

STUDENT RESOURCES:

 

NEED ANOTHER CREDIT?:

There is only one more opportunity to sign up for either of the two free computer workshop series that begin this week. Creating Web Pages and Managing Microsoft Office both begin tomorrow, Nov. 7, and meet Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/credit.html.

 

NEW VENTURE BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION:

The 2007 John Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition is now accepting applications for a chance to win one of three $5,000 seed capital awards. The competition is open to all UNI students. Entry timeline and requirements can be found at http://www.jpec.org/newven.htm. Intent-to-compete forms are due by Thursday, Nov. 30, to CBB 242. For additional information or a competition packet, contact Katie Viet at katie.viet@uni.edu.

 

UNI PARENT ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS:

Five $1,000 scholarships funded by the UNI Parent Association (UNIPA) are now available. To be eligible, a student must be a full-time student, have completed at least one semester of courses at UNI, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, be at least a sophomore by fall of 2007, and not have received a presidential or full-tuition scholarship. Apply online through the general scholarship application on the Financial Aid Web site. The deadline is Feb. 15.

 

INSTALL THUNDERBIRD E-MAIL SOFTWARE ON YOUR HOME COMPUTER:

ITS has prepared an easy do-it-yourself, customized version of Thunderbird E-mail install software that provides for quick and easy setup enabling you to access your UNI e-mail in minutes. Thunderbird can be configured to access other accounts (i.e. CFU, Mediacom, Gmail, etc.) as well. For assistance, call 273-5555 or bring your computer system to the ITS Computer Consulting Center in the ITTC, Room 36. To download software, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/software. For instructions, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/document/unimail/mozilla/ConfigureThunderbirdUNIQuick.pdf. For information on how to add CFU Account (Mediacom, etc.), visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/document/unimail/mozilla/AddingCFUEmailToThunderbird.pdf.

 

ATTENTION FUTURE CLASSROOM TEACHERS:

"Exploring World Cultures Through Music" will take place from 4:30 to 7:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at AEA 267-Cedar Falls. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the richness of the cultures of India, SeneGambia and Brazil through children’s songs, rhythms and musical activities. Through these songs, students learn about the lifestyles and values of children in faraway countries and come to appreciate the similarities and differences between these cultures and their own. To register, contact amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS:

This presentation will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the CBB 3. Free. Advance registration is required as space is limited. For more information, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at katherine.cota@uni.edu or 273-7350.

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

This presentation will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in the CBB 3. Free. Advanced registration is required as space is limited. For more information, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at katherine.cota@uni.edu or 273-7350.

 

MEETINGS

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MEETING:

UNI Amnesty International is a non-partisan, human-rights organization. Amnesty will have an organizitional meeting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in Sabin 13. They are organizing to promote awareness of labor rights and to campaign to end sweatshop labor in apparel liscensed by UNI. For more information, contact Shane Callahan at shanec@uni.edu.

 

NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE:

The National Student Exchange informational meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Maucker Union State College Room. Students will learn how they can attend another college or university within the U.S. or Canada while paying UNI tuition. Qualified students must have a 2.75 UNI and cumulative GPA and between 30 and 85 credit hours.

 

DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM MEETINGS:

Magic. Money. Experience. The Disney Theme Parks & Resorts College Program at the Walt Disney World® Resort is a one-of-a kind experience. At 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, a Disney recruiter will conduct interviews in the College Eye Room of Maucker Union. For more information, contact Laura Wilson at 273-3821.

WELLNESS/REC

WRC INTRAMURALS OPEN TRIVIA TOURNAMENT:

Registration entry forms are due from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13, to Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the WRC 101. You may also register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec by clicking on intramurals and then intramural online registration. Fee is $20 per team, and payment is due with registration. Play begins at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, in the WRC 155.

 

EXERCISE ADHERENCE:

If you struggle with exercise adherence or aren't sure what to do, then a personal trainer is the answer. Your personal trainer will design a program with your specific goals in mind, motivate and educate you. Contact Kristy Leen, WRS Personal Fitness Coordinator, at kristy.leen@uni.edu or 273-7167. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/PT/index.html.

 

EVENTS

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK:

UNI will celebrate International Education Week Nov. 13 through Nov. 17. The week's activities include dance recitals, concerts, food festivals, international films, faculty panels, and information tables in Maucker Union, Study Abroad Office, and Camp Adventure. A complete list of activities can be found by visiting http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad or by calling 273-7078.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Switchback will perform their unique brand of grassroots Americana music at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, in KUNI's third floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

SCOTT CAWELTI TO REPEAT HIS TALK ON THE MARK FAMILY MURDERS:

Scott Cawelti will speak on "Bullets, Lies, and Motorcycle Rides" at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at the Cedar Falls Library, in the meeting room. He is repeating his Oct. 30 talk due to an overflow crowd.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR: CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Gaylen Hiestermann, geologist with Tetra Tech, Inc., will give a presentation on "Career Opportunities in Environmental Consulting" at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, in Latham Hall, Room 125 . All are invited.

 

STARRY NIGHT: A CELEBRATION OF CHILDREN'S ART:

The children of the Child Development Center have been exploring art in a variety of mediums including watercolor, paints, photography, dance and music. They will present "Starry Night: A Celebration of Children's Art" from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the cafeteria of Price Lab School. There will be music provided by children, dance and movement by alumni of the Child Development Center, and artwork by children ages six months to five years old.

UNI TO UNVEIL ITTC, NOV. 7:

If you're unable to attend the 3 p.m., Nov. 7 rededication of The Gymnasium as the Innovative Teaching and Technology Center (ITTC), it will be streamed live on the Web at http://mm1.uni.edu:8080/ramgen/broadcast/live-ittc-dedication750.rm?rpcontexturl=http://www.uni.edu/its/et/productionhouse/ittc.htm

 

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING OF 'TENACIOUS D'

UNI was selected for a special advance screening of the new movie "Tenacious D In the Pick of Destiny." This movie will be released nationwide on Nov. 17, but the UNI community has the opportunity to view it free at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 at in the College Square Theatres. Free passes are available at the info table in front of Chats in Maucker Union and in the Student Involvement & Activities Center. Bring the pass to the theatre and come early because seating is first-come, first-seated.

 

UNITUBA ENSEMBLE RECITAL:

Under the director of Jeffrey Funderburk, the student brass ensemble presents a "Tribute to Rodger Vaughan." The ensemble will perform Ellington, ragtime, cabaret tunes, and more at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Admission is free.

 

RUSSIAN FILM: 'OCTOBER':

The Russian Club will show "October" at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Seerley 115. Directed by Grigori Aleksandrov and Sergei Eisenstein. In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February 1917 to the end of the provisional government and the Bolsheviks’ decrees of peace and land in November 1917. The action moves from Lenin’s return in April, to his arrest in July, to late October, when the Bolsheviks are ready to strike: 10 days that shook the world.

 

WIND SYMPHONY CONCERT:

Under the direction of Ronald Johnson, the ensemble -- with special guests Rebeccca Burkhardt, Jean McDonald, and Jeffrey Brich -- will present a program to honor American veterans at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the GBPAC Great Hall. Admission is free.

 

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

UNI volleyball hosts Western Illinois on Tuesday, Nov. 7 in the West Gym at 7 p.m. Panther women's basketball plays its final exhibition game on Sunday, Nov. 12, hosting Mount Mercy in the West Gym at 3:05 p.m.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in Seerley 115, Billie Bailey, executive director of the Grout Museum, will present "What Makes Museums Tick?" The event is free and open to the public.

 

21ST CENTURY CATHOLICISM:

John Donaghy, director of St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Student Center at ISU will visit St. Stephen Catholic Student Center on Wednesday, Nov. 8, to discuss "White Believers in a Brown Church: Americans' Catholicism in the Twenty-First Century." Donaghy has extensive experience working with Catholics in Europe and Latin America. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in the Social Hall at St. Stephen's, 1019 W. 23rd St. in Cedar Falls. All are welcome. For more information call St. Stephen's at 266-9863.

 

FACULTY RECITAL:

Artists Julia Trahan, viola, and Robin Guy, piano, will perform the music of Brahms, Schumann, VaughanWilliams, and Shostakovich at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Free admission.

 

NATIVE AMERICAN MUSICIAN/POET TO PERFORM:

Grammy Award-winning Native American musician, poet, and lecturer, Bill Miller, will perform on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Davis Hall of the GBPAC. At the Native American Music Awards he was honored with five awards including Best Songwriter, Song of the Year, Folk Artist and Artist of the Year. This event is free, but seating is limited. A reception follows the performance. Sponsored by the CME as part of Native American Heritage Month. http://fp.uni.edu/cme/events/nahm06/nahm06.htm.

 

TIME BOOK CRITIC TO READ FROM HIS NOVEL:

Novelist and Time magazine book critic Lev Grossman will give a public reading as a part of the Hearst lecture series at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in Baker 161. Grossman will read from his 2004 novel, "Codex" and take questions regarding the craft of fiction and his life as a book critic. A book signing will follow the reading.

 

THIRD ANNUAL 'SOUP'S ON':

There will be international soups, breads and desserts; a silent auction; and pottery demonstration by JoAnn Schnabel, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at St. Stephen Student Center, 1019 W. 23rd St. Sponsored by the Friends of the UNI Museums. The proceeds will be used to support future exhibits and educational programs at the UNI Museums. Tickets can be purchased in advance by Nov. 7 at the University Museum or at the door. Adults $15; UNI students $10 (with ID); children 12 and under $5.

 

NO SHAME THEATER:

No Shame will be in the CAC Room 108 at 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10. For more information contact Christina Carr at (319) 961-0360.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY CONCERT:

Soprano Courtenay Budd joins the symphony on Mahler's Fourth Symphony and on Barber's Knoxville: Summer 1915. Orchestral dances by Bach complete the Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. program at the Gallagher-Bluedorn. For tickets, call 273-SHOW or visit http://wcfsymphony.org.

 

THEATRE UNI PRESENTS: 'THE DICK GIBSON SHOW':

Theatre UNI presents "The Dick Gibson Show," Friday, Nov. 10, through Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. "The Dick Gibson Show" is a quirky comedy of late-night talk radio in 1959, based on the novel by Stanley Elkin and directed by Jay Edelnant. Tickets are $12 for the general public and free for UNI students. For more information, call 273-6381 or visit http://www.theatreuni.com.

 

THE MEDIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST:

Professor As'ad AbuKhalil of California State University, Stanislaus and the University of California at Berkeley, will lecture at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the John Deere Auditorium, CBB. AbuKhalil, an expert in Middle Eastern and international affairs, is originally from Tyre, Lebanon, and grew up in Beirut. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the American University of Beirut in political science. Now a Middle East consultant for ABC and NBC News, he will discuss media coverage during Israel's invasion of Lebanon. This lecture is free and open to the public.

 

CEDAR VALLEY DISCUSS & DISCOVER DIVERSITY:

There will be a discussion of "Cockeyed" by Ryan Knighton from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at the UNI Museum. Sunggye Hong, UNI assistant professor of special education and teacher of assistive technology, will lead the discussion. CV3D is a Cedar Valley Community Action Project sponsored by Cedar Falls and Waterloo Public Libraries, UNI Museums, and Cedar Falls AAUW.

 

OFF-HUDSON PLAY READING: SHAKESPEARE'S RICHARD III:

Theatre UNI presents a staged reading of Shakespeare's Richard III at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in CAC Room 108. Free admission. For more information, visit http://www.theatreuni.com.

 

HEARST LECTURE SERIES: HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM:

A book reading by Professor Emerita and Holocaust Survivor Ruth Kluger at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Kluger will read from and discuss her internationally acclaimed memoir "Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered." Kluger provides a powerful account of her experiences during and after the Holocaust, such as the anti-Semitism in Vienna, her years in the concentration camps, her escape, and her struggle to establish a life as a refugee survivor after emigrating to the United States in 1947. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/hearst/

 

RUSSIAN FILM: 'STAR':

The Russian Club will show "Star" at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Seerley 115. Directed by Nikolai Lebedev and based on the book by Emmanuil Kazakevich. In 1944 the Nazis prepare a massive offensive on occupied Russian land. The Russian Army's snipers are sent in for a reconnaissance operation behind the enemy lines.

 

FREE 'WITNESS THE MUSIC' CONCERT:

From 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, St. Stephen will host "Witness the Music," a concert featuring members of the UNI Men's Glee Club, soloists and other vocal ensembles. Free admission.

 

'A WONDERFUL EVENING OF IMPROVISATIONAL WHIMSY FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN':

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang Hall 40. 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. Presented by UNI Half-Masted 3.2 Improv Troupe.

 


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