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Monday, Nov. 27, 2006

NEWS

E-MAIL MIGRATION TEST:

In preparation for Collaboration Suite e-mail implementation during the new year, ITS will test the transfer of e-mail user inboxes the weekend of Dec. 1. The only negative side effect will be that all messages in an inbox at the time it is copied will be marked as read. You may opt out by sending an e-mail by noon, Friday, Dec. 1, to Viviana.Dragu@uni.edu, stating you don't want your inbox included in this test.

 

STUDENT SURVEY ON FUTURE OF ROD LIBRARY:

Attention students. Rod Library wants to hear from YOU regarding its future. Recommendations will be made based on survey responses. Please participate in the online survey at http://tinyurl.com/y4woya Survey will be available online through Dec. 8.

 

LEARN PRACTICAL FRENCH:

Learn about French culture and develop basic French language skills with Anne Lair, UNI Modern Languages. This non-credit course meets on campus Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Visit http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/french or call 273-2183 for more information.

 

HELP PLAN NEXT YEAR'S HOMECOMING:

Interested in getting involved on campus? Join the Homecoming Committee. Help plan a week of fun activitieswhile meeting a great group of people. To get involved, visit www.uni.edu/homecoming. Appications are due by noon, Friday, Dec. 1. Drop applications off at the Student Involvement & Activities Center (upper level Maucker Union). Questions? Call 273-6849.

 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR EXEMPLARY SERVICE:

Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. This award honors employees in the Division of Educational & Student Services who exemplify the values of quality, caring, integrity and teamwork. Submission deadline is Friday, Dec. 8. Additional information and the nomination form are at http://www.uni.edu/vpess/Documents/Follon2007Awards.rtf

 

UNI SPRING CONCERT BAND SIGN UP:

The UNI Spring Concert Band is open to all students. No audition required. It's 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.

 

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 you fill out an online survey. To participate, visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/portal/portHandler.cgi. Your feedback is essential and will beused to help determine how UNI can best meet your needs. All responses will be confidential and will not be attributed to you.

 

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. Select 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 usedinstruments 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 are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

 

AUDITIONS FOR ORCHESIS DANCE COMPANY:

Auditions will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 28, and Wednesday, Nov. 29, in 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.

 

 

STUDENT RESOURCES:

CAREERMAN:

Careerman wants to be your Facebook friend. Have questions about your resume or interviewing? Careerman can prepare you to land that dream job or internship. Go to Facebook, search for Careerman, and add him as your friend. Careerman is brought to you by the Career Peers, Academic Advising & Career Services. www.uni.edu/acs

 

RESEARCH-PAPER HELP:

Rod Library staff will help you find materials for papers via live chat. Hours are Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. See the "Ask Us" link in upper left corner of the library's home page or http://www.lib.uni.edu/ris/askchat.shtml. Help also is available via e-mail, phone and in person.

 

NEW VENTURE BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION:

The 2007 John Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition is 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 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.

HOURS

EXTENDED LIBRARY HOURS FOR FINAL EXAMS WEEK:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#fallfinals

 

MEETINGS

PRO-LIFE STUDENT MEETING:

All pro-life students are invited to attend the UNI Right to Life meeting, Thursday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the SIAC Conference Room in the upper level of Maucker Union. Contact deirdre4@uni.edu for more information.

 

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.

 

NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE:

Attend a National Student Exchange Informational meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4 in the Maucker Union State College Room. Learn how you can attend another school within the United States and Canada while paying UNI tuition. You must have a 2.75 UNI and cumulative GPA and between 30 and 85 credit hours to qualify.

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

 

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

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 Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. 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.

 
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU GRAPES, MAKE FINE WINE:

Dan Leese, UNI alumnus, and wine industry entrepreneur, will make a presentation from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 in CBB 109. After graduating he had a top job at Beringer Blass Wine Estates. He has started a wine company, Axiom, in Sonoma, Calif. The presentation will also be webcast at www.jpec.org/leese.htm. For more information or to make arrangements for your class, 273-7350 or katherine.cota@uni.edu.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Men's Basketball vs. Iowa State, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, UNI-Dome.

Women's Basketball vs. Illinois-Chicago at 4 pm, Sunday, Dec. 3, McLeod Center. UNI Open Wrestling, Sunday, Dec. 3, UNI-Dome.

 

TRUMPET ENSEMBLE RECITAL:

A presentation of varied works featuring trumpet groups of three to 17 members will take place at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the GBPAC's Davis Hall. Randy Grabowski is the conductor. If you love trumpets and fanfares, this performance is a must see. Admission is free.

 

SAUDI ARABIAN AMBASSADOR TO VISIT UNI ON NOV. 30:

His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States, will visit UNI on Thursday, Nov. 30. He will give a public address, "The Road Ahead in the War on Terror," at 1:30 p.m. in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Al-Faisal also will open a two-day educational exhibit featuring Saudi Arabian culture and civilization at 10:30 a.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. The exhibit is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, and Friday, Dec. 1. There will be a free lunch of Middle East fare from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days of the exhibit. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/saudi.

 

CELEBRATE THE SEASONS:

"Celebrate the Seasons" from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, Maucker Union Coffeehouse. Enjoy free sleigh rides, free food, activities and demonstrations from celebrations around the world. Santa will visit. For more information, call 273-2683.

 

'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 Hudson Road and W. 23rd Street. Come and buy unique handmade pottery for holiday gift giving.

 

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.

 

'UNACCOMPANIED MINORS' SNEAK PREVIEW:

Join KUNI for a special sneak preview party of the film "Unaccompanied Minors," based on a story from "This American Life" on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 1:30 p.m. at the newly renovated Crossroads 12 Theatre in Waterloo. Come early for contests, giveaways, and more. Ticket packages are available by calling KUNI at 273-6336 or by visiting www.kuniradio.org. Ticket packages include either one, two or four tickets and a "This American Life" Showtime Series DVD.

 

'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.

 

RUSSIAN FILM: 'AELITA QUEEN OF MARS':

The Russian Club will show “Aelita Queen of Mars” (Aelita) (1924) at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5 in Seerley 115. Directed by Yakov Protazanov and considered the first Soviet science fiction film, the movie is set at the beginning of the New Economic Policy (NEP) in December 1921.

 

GOLD CHEER SQUAD TRYOUTS:

The UNI Cheer Squad will conduct open tryouts on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for the Cheer Gold Squad. The final tryout session will take place at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 10. This squad performs at UNI Women'sBasketball games. All tryouts will take place in the West Gym wrestling room. For more information visit http://unipanthers.cstv.com/sports/c-spirit/spec-rel/spiritsquadtryouts.html

 

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.

 

 

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