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Monday, Nov. 20, 2006

NEWS

NEW E-MAIL SYSTEM TO BE IMPLEMENTED BETWEEN SEMESTERS:

UNI will migrate to a new e-mail system, Collaboration Suite, between the fall 2006 and spring 2007 semesters. Campus e-mail will be unavailable beginning at noon on Dec. 31 through the afternoon of Jan. 1. E-mail received during the conversion will be delivered once the new system is up and running. This new system will provide all UNI faculty, staff, students and emeritus employees with improved e-mail capabilities, and e-mail quotas will increase for students. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/459.html.

 
UNI SPRING CONCERT BAND:

The UNI Spring Concert Band is available again for spring 2007 registration and is open to all students. No audition required. The UNI Spring Concert Band is for students who have previous experience playing in a concert band, either in high school or college. Music education majors are invited to participate on their primary or secondary instrument. The UNI Spring Concert Band meets twice a month, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday evenings, in Russell Hall 60. The first rehearsal is Jan. 18. For more information, contact Kevin Droe at droe@uni.edu or 273-3073.

 

STUDENTS WITH STUDENT ACCOUNT (E-BILL) REGISTRATION HOLDS:

Registration holds will be released upon payment of e-bills 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. Students planning on using financial aid designated for this spring will not be able to register until advance registration is complete. Call Student Accounts at 273-2164 or go to Campbell Dining on Monday, Dec. 4, to have a student account representative remove your hold if you have enough funds to cover your entire past bill and your projected spring costs.

 
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SURVEY:

Attention international students: voice your opinion on your experience at UNI. A task force is assessing the quality of UNI's international programs. The task-force members request that international students fill out a survey online. To participate, visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/portal/portHandler.cgi. Your feedback is essential and will be used to help determine how UNI can best meet your needs. All responses will be confidential and will not be attributed to you personally.

 

SPECIAL AUCTION:

UNI is using an online auction service called Public Surplus to sell surplus equipment and supplies. More information and a link to publicsurplus.com is available at the Office of Business Operations Web site. Or visit http://www.publicsurplus.com. Under "browse auctions,” select Iowa as the region and the University of Northern Iowa as the agency. Click on the UNI and then click on the auction item that you want. For more information, contact Vince at 273-3527.

 

DONATE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS:

The Lawther Hall Senate is sponsoring an instrument drive to help provide local schools with new or used instruments for their music departments. If you have an instrument in good condition, bring it to the Lawther Hall Office (115E) by Wednesday, Nov. 29. Office hours (except during Thanksgiving Break) are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

 

UNI STAFF HONORED BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS:

At last week's meeting of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, in Ames, two UNI professional staff members were honored with 2006 Staff Excellence Awards, given by the board in recognition of their outstanding professional contributions to UNI during their careers. Recipients were Jon Buse, assistant dean of students and director of new student programs, and Brenda Buzynski, executive assistant to the president.

 

SAFE DRIVING FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY IS A PRIORITY:

From Monday, Nov. 20, through Sunday, Nov. 26, all state law enforcement officers will participate in the STEP Program (Special Traffic Enforcement) to save lives and reduce injury. UNI Police will focus on enforcement activities in and around the campus area. Please take a few seconds and buckle your seatbelt and your kids' too. These few seconds may save your life.  Please do not drink and drive.

 

AUDITIONS FOR ORCHESIS DANCE COMPANY:

Auditions will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, and Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the WRC 185/187. Auditions consist of ballet barre, modern dance exercise, a jazz combination and a tap combination. All dancers are required to participate in the ballet, modern and jazz portions of the audition. Any current UNI student who loves to dance and perform and is interested in becoming part of both a performance company and a social organization may audition. There are no weight or height restrictions, and dancers of all abilities are encouraged to audition. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/dance.

 

MY UNIVERSE NEWS DEADLINE CHANGE:

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the submission deadline for items for the Nov. 27 edition of MyUNIverse News will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 22.

 

NOVEMBER DISPLAYS AT THE ROD LIBRARY:

November displays at the Rod Library highlight diverse topics ranging from the Holocaust to Native American Heritage Month to the National Student Exchange Program. For photographs of the current exhibits and more information on library exhibits, visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES:

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.

 

HOURS

CHANGE IN LIBRARY HOURS OVER THANKGIVING VACATION:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#thanks.

 

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS OVER THANKSGIVING BREAK:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/. For more information, contact the Maucker Union Administrative Office at 273-2256.

 

IRTS HOURS:

IRTS (SEC 222) will close at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, and will re-open at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27. This includes the Curriculum Library and all computer labs.

MEETINGS

ATTENTION PRE-LAW STUDENTS:

The CBA Pre-Law Club is hosting a meeting for students with a Drake Law School representative at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, in Curris 127. All majors are invited. The representative will discuss law school admissions, Drake Law School, preparation for law school and other topics. If you have any questions, e-mail John Fordyce at jfordyce@uni.edu.

 

WELLNESS/REC

WRC INTRAMURALS 5-ON-5 OPEN CO-REC INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 27 through Nov. 29, in the WRC Office, Room 101, and is limited to the first eight teams. Play time will take place Sunday, Dec. 3. Open to all students, faculty and staff. Cost is $20 per team and is due upon registration.

 

WRS HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus everyday? Health Beat lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year). Ask a fitness supervisor at Health Beat, or contact Kristy Leen, WRS Personal Fitness Coordinator at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu.

 

EXERCISE ADHERENCE:

If you struggle with exercise adherence or are just not 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 WRS Personal Fitness Coordinator Kristy Leen at kristy.leen@uni.edu or 273-7167 or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/PT/index.html.

 

EVENTS

THE 2006 DEPARTMENT OF ART FACULTY EXHIBITION:

The UNI Gallery of Art, in association with the UNI Department of Art, will present "The 2006 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition," through Monday, Nov. 27. Free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Women's basketball plays its first game in McLeod Center hosting Iowa State at 7:05 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20. Wrestling hosts Iowa at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, in McLeod Center. Men's basketball hosts South Dakota State at 7:05 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, in McLeod Center.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

John Groves, associate professor of geology, will give a presentation on "Foraminiferal Origination and Extinction During the Late Paleozoic Ice Age" at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in Latham Hall Room 125. All are invited.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Joe Paulik will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in KUNI's third floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

UNI OPERA ENSEMBLE'S 'OPERA SCENES' RECITAL:

Under the direction of Sandra Walden, "An Evening of Opera by Benjamin Britten" features scenes from Albert Herring, Rape of Lucretia, The Turn of the Screw, The Little Sweep, and Peter Grimes. This recital will take place at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Free admission.

 

RUSSIAN FILM: 'ENEMY AT THE GATES':

The Russian Club will show "Enemy at the Gates" at 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, in Seerley 115. Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. In the winter of 1942, the German and Russian Armies meet in the Battle of Stalingrad, one ofthe most vicious engagements of the Second World War. A Russian sniper stalks the Germans, taking them out one by one. Germany sends in its sniper. With the Battle of Stalingrad raging around them, these two men must now fight each other.

 

UNISTA PRESENTS 'THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT':

The UNI Student Theatre Association will present a reading of Stephen Adly Guirgis's "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the Great Reading Room of Seerley Hall. Admission is $2 at the door. Set in a time-bending, darkly comic world between heaven and hell, "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" reexamines the plight and fate of the New Testament’s most infamous and unexplained sinner. This reading contains strong language.

 

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL:

At 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, the Northwind Quintet featuring Dominique Cawley, flute, Tom Barry, oboe, Eric Wachmann, clarinet, Yu-Ting Su, horn, and David Rachor, bassoon, present the music of Anton Reicha, Endre Szervánszky and David Maslanka.

 

HOLIDAY GIFT SALE:

T-Shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, scrubs, buttons, bumperstickers and more will be available at the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society Sale Nov. 28 through Nov. 29, in the SEC, second floor lobby. Proceeds will benefit KDP educational and service projects.

 

'GOOD EVENING, MR. WALLENBERG':

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Hearst Center for the Arts, the Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program presents the Swedish film "Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg" by Kjell Grede. Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish Embassy attaché, helped rescue 60,000 Jews in Nazi-occupied Budapest. Adult language and content. Not recommended for children. Sponsored by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/holocaust or call 273-2725. Free and open to the public.

 

POTTERY SALE:

The UNI Student Holiday Pottery Sale will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, and from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in the Ceramics Lab, 126 KAB, off of Hudson Road and W. 23rd Street. Come and buy unique handmade pottery for holiday gift giving.

 

KUNI PRESENTS AT THE REVERB:

The KUNI Presents concert series continues at The Reverb on Friday, Dec. 1. Cedar Falls' very own The Mittens has just put the finishing touches on its third release, "This Carnival Egg." Joining them is Iowa City's ambassadors of instrumental soul, The Diplomats of Solid Sound. Opening the show is the New Beat Sociey. Showtime is at 10 p.m. Admission is $6, or $8 under 21. For ticket information, contact The Reverb at 277-4404.

 
UNISTA PRESENTS LONELY PLANET:

The UNI Student Theatre Association presents "Lonely Planet" by Steven Dietz, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 and 2 p.m. Dec. 3, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. The play is a compassionate tale of two friends facing the fear of a planet filled with friends dying of AIDS. Admission is $5 at the door.

 

'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' AT GBPAC:

"A Christmas Carol," a Gallagher-Bluedorn tradition, will take the stage at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec 3. This classic show has time-honored carols, gorgeous costumes and a beautiful story of family and the true meaning of Christmas. Bring children to the pre-show party where they can create a special holiday gift for mom and dad, beginning in the lobby at 1 and 6 p.m. Adults: $35, $32, $27, $22, $15; UNI students: 50 percent off with uCard; youth: A Buck A Kid. Purchase one adult ticket and get up to two youth tickets for $1 each.

 

DANCE RECITAL/LECTURE:

UNI Repertory Dance Theatre will present a lecture/demonstration at the Hearst Center for the Arts, 304 W. Seerley, Cedar Falls, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. This educational and entertaining presentation leads the audience on a journey through 20th century American dance styles and includes demonstrations of dances in the styles of such pioneers as Doris Humphrey, Alvin Ailey and George Balanchine. For more information, visit http://www.ci.cedar-falls.ia.us/human_leisure/hearst_center/HRST_info.htm.

 

DINING ON CAMPUS

PEANUT BUTTER TARTS:

November is Peanut Lover’s Month. The finale of the month-long celebration will be Nov. 27 through Nov. 28 when peanut butter tarts will be featured at Chats and Prexy’s in Maucker Union, 23rd Street Market in Commons and Biscotti’s in Redeker Center. This new specialty item was created in Fresh Beginnings for this promotion.

 

FRESH COOKIE DOUGH:

Order fresh cookie dough online from Fresh Beginnings, UNI's bakery. Each batch makes 3.5 dozen cookies. Flavors include snickerdoodle, sugar, molasses, spritz, monster, butterscotch oatmeal, cranberry oatmeal, chocolate chip, chocolate chocolate chip, peanut butter, peanut-butter chocolate-chip, oatmeal raisin, oatmeal chocolate chip, cherry white chocolate cashew and cranberry white chocolate pecan. To place an order, visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/cookies/

 

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