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Monday, Dec. 4, 2006

NEWS

SEVERE WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Public announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations will be made via local radio and TV stations, and the UNI home page. For more information about weather announcements and UNI policies and procedures, see http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/410.html

 

PARENT PORTAL UP AND RUNNING:

UNI students now have the ability to grant online access to their records including grades, u-bill and class schedule. Located on the UNI Parents Web page, the new Parent Portal is a password-protected, third-party-access site. Due to federal and state law, only you can grant access to your information and what information will be shared. To set up access, visit MyUNIverse, "My Personal Records" and click on "Create Third Party Accounts."

 

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.

 

SABIN HALL LOST AND FOUND:

A number of items have been turned in to the Sabin Hall lost and found this semester -- eyeglasses, coats, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, car keys and miscellaneous items. These items can be reclaimed in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean's Office, 117 Sabin Hall, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m and 5 p.m.

 

COLLECTION FOR THE WOMEN'S SHELTER:

There will be a collection for the Women's Shelter on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 7 and 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the tables in Maucker Union. Donate toilettries and cash. Sponsored by the SAVE Forum Actors.

 

PHOTOCOPY PAYMENT OPTIONS:

The library is planning to modify the current payment options offered for public photocopy machines. If you currently have money on your UNI ID card, you can either spend it before we replace the towers or come to the Circulation desk for a refund. If you choose a refund you will need to get a replacement UNI ID at the Department of Residence. For more information visit http://www.library.uni.edu/access/circulation/cashtocard.shtml

 

NEW STUDENT ORGANIZATION 'CATS':

Join CATS (Connecting Alumni To Students). The Alumni Association is starting a new student organization and building a team to work with alumni and friends. For more information, or for an application, visit http://www.unialum.org/cats.

 

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. 13.

 

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, beginning Jan. 9. Visit http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/french or call 273-2183 for more information.

 

 

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.

 

 

STUDENT RESOURCES:

FINDING JOURNAL ARTICLES:

Rod Library staff will help you track down journal articles via live chat sessions. Hours: 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 "Ask Us" link in upper left corner of the library home page http://www.lib.uni.edu/ris/askchat.shtml. Help also is available via e-mail, phone and in person.

 
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

 

CROSSING CULTURES: A CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY:

Allied/Nationwide invites students from diverse ethnic backgrounds to "Crossing Cultures: A Celebration of Diversity," from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Nationwide's Clock Tower Cafe, 1100 Locust St., Des Moines. Students will learn what it’s like to live and work in Des Moines and hear from a diverse panel of associates on what it’s like to work at Nationwide. Drinks and appetizers provided. RSVP to Sylvia Acheampong, ACHEAMS@nationwide.com, by Jan. 19. When you RSVP, please provide your name and the names of additional members of your organization who will be attending. For more information, contact Mekenze Bishop at (515) 508-5351.

 

 

HOURS

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

 

MEETINGS

SUMMER CAPSTONE IN POLAND:

A meeting about the Summer Capstone and Holocaust Program in Poland will take place at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, SRL 212. UNI professors teaching the program will discuss this opportunity and respond to questions. Past participants will be available to talk about their experiences. Yana Cornish from the Study Abroad Center will discuss program registration, travel and more.

 

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

DE STRESS DAYS:

Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 11 through Dec. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge. Enjoy free mini massages, Cedar Bend Humane Society animals, mock-tail recipes, journaling station, and more. Brought to you by Wellness & Recreation Services and Club Coach.

 

FINALS WEEK MASSAGES:

Call 273-6119 to schedule a massage Monday, Dec. 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., or Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Pay by cash, check, u-bill or payroll deduct. Massage gift certificates make great gifts for the holidays. Brought to you by Wellness & Recreation Services.

 

 

WINTER BREAK AND SPRING MASSAGES:

Tuesday, Dec. 19; Wednesday, Dec. 20; and Wednesday, Jan. 3, through Friday, Jan. 5. The spring semester schedule has been set, as well, with appointments available Monday through Friday. The cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Pay with cash, check, u-bill or payroll deduct. Call 273-6119 to schedule an appointment today. Brought to you by Wellness & Recreation Services.

EVENTS

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The Panther men's basketball team will play at Iowa on Dec. 5 at 7:05 p.m. in Iowa City. UNI returns home to host UMKC on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7:05 p.m. in McLeod Center.

The UNI women's basketball team hosts the defending national champion and No. 1 team in the country, Maryland, in McLeod Center at 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Michael Young, a finger-style guitarist who plays both the six- and twelve-string guitar, will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, in KUNI's third floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.


GUEST ARTISTS RECITAL:

Tim Lane, flute and Nimji Kim, piano, will present the music of Schwanter, Baker, Messiaen and others at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at GBPAC Davis Hall. Free.

 
CHIMES OF CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY CONCERT:

The UNI School of Music will present its Spotlight Series holiday concert, "Chimes of Christmas," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the GBPAC Great Hall. Free for UNI students with current student ID.

 

ARTIST'S LECTURE:

New York artist Josh Smith will discuss his work at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 5, in KAB 111. Smith has exhibited in London, Zurich, Brussels, San Francisco and New York. The lecture is free and open to the public.

 

UNDERGRAD SCIENCE EDUCATION REFORM SPEAKER SERIES:

Thomas Greenbowe, professor of chemistry and coordinator of general chemistry, ISU, will discuss "Why Reform Undergraduate Science Teaching?" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Lantz Auditorium, 137 McCollum Science Hall. The talk is free and open to the public.

 

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.

 

M.A. AND B.F.A. GROUP EXHIBITION:

The UNI Gallery of Art will present "M.A. Thesis Exhibition and B.F.A. Group Exhibition," from Thursday, Dec. 7, through Saturday, Dec. 16. An opening reception will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. The exhibition will feature the following artists: Emily Kist (emphasis in painting); Brandon Fiagle (emphasis in graphic design); Aypryl L. Pippert (emphasis in performance art); and Taylor Powell (emphasis in printmaking). The exhibitions and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery

 

NO SHAME THEATRE:

No Shame will be held at 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, in the CAC Room 108. For more information contact Christina Carr at (319) 961-0360.

 

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's Basketball 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

 

W-CF SYMPHONY'S HOLIDAY POPS:

Vocalists Nola Shepherd and Joel Valenti join the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony for its Holiday Pops performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8 and 9, at the GBPAC. The concert will include the annual audience sing-along plus a visit from Santa. To purchase tickets, call 273-SHOW or visit http://wcfsymphony.org.

 

KUNI PRESENTS THE MITTENS CD RELEASE PARTY:

The KUNI Presents concert series continues at The Reverb on Saturday, Dec. 9. Cedar Falls' very own The Mittens has just put the finishing touches on its third release, "This Carnival Egg." Joining the group are The Bandana, The Teddy Boys and Six Corners. Showtime is 10 p.m. Admission is $5, $6 under 21. Contact The Reverb at 277-4404 for ticket information.

 

RUSSIAN CLUB TO SHOW 'TYCOON':

The Russian Club will show “Tycoon” (Oligarkh) (2002) at 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, in Seerley 115. Directed by Pavel Lungin. During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Twenty years later Platon is the richest man in Russia, having sacrificed his friends to get to the top. His cynical rise is followed by a brutal fall.

 

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY AT THE GBPAC:

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's Wild and Swingin' Holiday Party will be rockin' at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15 and 16, in the GBPAC. Hit the dance floor with someone special at this one-of-a-kind holiday event. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy merges hip swing-band sounds with traditional holiday rock. Local artists will display their works in the lobby for a Holiday Arts Festival, beginning at 6:15 p.m. UNI Student: $19.50, $16, $13.50, $10, $7.50 
(a 50-percent discount with uCard). For tickets call 273-4TIX.

 

 

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