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Monday, January 8, 2007

NEWS

UNI COMPUTER SECURITY BREACHED:

A security breach was detected during the holiday break on a computer-network server in the WRC. The compromised system was used to store and distribute music files. When the breach was discovered, staff took immediate action to limit access and analyze the situation. The server has been reformatted and returned to service. There is no reason to believe UNI data stored on the machine was accessed. For more information, see http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=2679.

 

CREDIT CARDS NOW ACCEPTED IN UNI RETAIL STORES:

Beginning this semester, major credit cards can be used for purchases at Essentials, Prexy’s and Chats in Maucker Union; Biscotti’s convenience store and bakery outlet in Redeker Center; and 23rd Street Market convenience store in Commons. The service update includes Hugs From Home orders in the stores, via the telephone and online. American Express, VISA, Mastercard and Discover are now accepted. Customers can also use cash, charge to uCards, checks and Dining Dollars.

 

1098T TAX DOCUMENTS FOR HOPE SCHOLARSHIP:

1098T tax information for Hope Scholarship or Lifelong Learning tax credits will be available on MyUNIverse Wednesday, Jan. 17. They also will be mailed to home addresses on that date.

 

UNI SPEAKER'S BUREAU:

UNI takes pride in serving Iowa's communities through its Speakers Bureau program, which includes more than 175 presentation topics delivered by faculty and staff. The Speakers Bureau is an excellent resource for community and professional organizations. Please promote this service to groups with which you are affiliated. For more information on UNI’s Speakers Bureau, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/speakers, or contact Stacey Christensen at stacey.christensen@uni.edu or 273-3170.

 

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.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Volunteers are needed for the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals in January. This wrestling event will take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, in the UNI-Dome. The meet will include Division I, II, III, NAIA, JUCO, NCWA and Women’s Divisions. Four volunteers are needed at each of the 16 mats at all times throughout the tournament. Volunteer jobs include clock-runner, scorekeeper, taper and runner. No experience is necessary. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/461.html

 

HPELS RESEARCH PROJECT:

Melissa Dowd, a graduate student in the School of Health, Physical Eduacation and Leisure Services, is soliciting volunteers to complete a survey to help collect information for her Master's research project. She will be in the WRC Monday, Jan. 8, through Friday, Jan. 19. She hopes to collect information related to levels of satisfaction, commitment and constraints to exercise in fitness centers.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES:

ALDERMAN SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE TO CSBS MAJORS:

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is accepting applications for Alderman Scholarships -- awards of up to $5,000 per year for "needy, worthy and appreciative" CSBS majors. The application deadline is Thursday, Feb. 1. For more information, call 273-3584 or visit http://www.csbs.uni.edu and look under the 'For Students' section.

 

SPACES AVAILABLE IN LAC WRITING COURSE:

Special opportunity for students who need to satisfy the LAC Writing and Reading requirement: many spaces are still available at multiple time-slots in spring '07 sections of 620:005, "College Reading and Writing."

 

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. Students interested in attending should contact Robin Sandberg, robin.sandberg@uni.edu or 273-2281, by Jan. 19.

 

FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS FOR CREDIT:

ITS-Educational Technology is offering two series of free computer workshops for Mastering Microsoft Office and two for Creating Web Pages during spring semester. Each series is worth one credit hour. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/credit.html.

 

CREDIT AND IDENTITY THEFT:

This presentation will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, in the CBB 3. Learn the basics of having good credit, fixing bad credit, and preventing idenity theft. Registration is required. For more information, contact katherine.cota@uni.edu or 273-7350.

 

'OTHELLO: TENSION IN THE TEXT':

This workshop for future classroom teachers will be offered from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at AEA 267. Participants will be guided through a multi-level analysis of a scene from "Othello," using acting techniques that can easily be used in the classroom. To register, contact amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS OVER THE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BIRTHDAY WEEKEND:

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

 

NEW WEEKEND HOURS FOR UNI MUSEUMS:

The UNI Museums are no longer open on Sundays. The University Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The Marshall Center School will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

 

WELLNESS/REC

PERSONAL TRAINERS WANTED:

Like helping others? As a personal trainer you can provide motivation for individuals wanting to attain their fitness goals. An informational meeting will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, in the WRC 150. Classes begin at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2. For enrollment or information contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu.

 

INTRAMURAL TEAM BOWLING LEAGUES:

There will be a managers' meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, in the WRC, Room 155. Make-up meetings are 3:15 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 11 and 12, in the WRC, Room 103. For more information, call 273-7262.

 

BASKETBALL OFFICIALS WANTED:

If interested, attend an officials' clinic at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, or Wednesday, Jan. 17, in the WRC, Room 155. Wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes for court work. Everyone must also attend a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in the WRC, Room 103, to take a rules test and receive assignments for pre-season tournament. For more information, call 273-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL LEAGUES:

A managers' meeting will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, in the SEC, Room 252. Make-up meetings will take place at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 16 and 17, in the WRC, Room 103. Registration for five-on-five leagues, four-on-four leagues, and open pre-season tournament will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 16 and 17, in the WRC, Room 101. Sign up times are: Men's AA leagues from 8:10 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Women's A or B leagues at 5:40, 6:30 and 7:20 p.m., and Men's A or B leagues at 6:30, 7:20, 8:10 and 9 p.m. League play begins Wednesday, Jan. 31, in the WRC south courts. For more information, call 273-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL FOUR-ON-FOUR VOLLEYBALL:

Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 29 and 30, in the WRC, Room 101. Sign up times are at 5, 5:40, 6:20, 7 and 7:40 p.m. League play begins Feb. 4, in the WRC south courts. For more information, call 273-7262.

EVENTS:

CEDAR VALLEY DISCUSS & DISCOVER DIVERSITY: READING AND SHARING:

Cedar Valley Discuss & Discover Diversity will discuss the book "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at the UNI Museum. The immigrant experience, the clash of cultures, and the divided allegiance between parents and adolescents will be discussed.

 

'THE MISSES PIRIE AND WOODS':

A staged reading of "The Misses Pirie and Woods," a new musical by UNI Professors Rebecca Burkhardt and Cynthia Goatley, will take place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/goatley/pirie/pirieindex.htm.

 

REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CAMPUS DISPLAYS:

Throughout the month of January there will be a display on the main floor of the Rod Library and another in the CME (109 MAU) about Martin Luther King Jr. These displays are sponsored by the CME as a part of MLK Day Celebration. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/jan.htm or call 3-2250.

 
MLK CELEBRATION FILM SERIES:

On Thursday, Jan. 11, there will be a showing of  "An Amazing Grace," chronicling King's role in the events surrounding the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.  The first showing is from 10 to 11 a.m. The second showing is from noon to 1 p.m.  There also will be a showing of "Martin Luther King Jr.: The Man and the Dream," which revisits King's life and legacy through interviews with his confidants and extensive analysis of his speeches and sermons. The first showing is from 11 to 11:50 a.m. The second showing is from 1 to 1:50 p.m. On Friday, Jan. 12, the film "M.L. King, Jr.: Black Americans of Achievement Video Collection" will be shown from 10 to 10:30 a.m., and noon to 12:30 p.m. The second film will be "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A Historical Perspective," shown from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and 12:30 to 2 p.m.

 

PANEL DISCUSSION FOR THE MLK DAY CELEBRATION:

A MLK Day Panel Discussion will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Key African American stakeholders from the Cedar Valley, as well as UNI students, faculty and staff, will discuss what Dr. King has meant to them, the Cedar Valley community and the nation at large. The moderator is T. Bissett Ford and panelists include David Goodson, Germaine Jackson, Cherie Nelson, Minister Michael Muhammad, and W.C. Stokes. Sponsored by the CME as a part of the MLK Day Celebration. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/jan.htm or call 273-2250.

 

DR. SEUSS WANTS YOU:

A little-known aspect of the works of Theodor Seuss Geisel - his numerous political cartoons - combined with his familiar caricatures, will be displayed Jan. 16 through May 20 at the University Museum. An opening reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18.

 

EARN YOUR DEGREE IN PHILO-SEUSS-OPHY:

Representatives from the Cedar Falls Library will host a book discussion for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders on Dr. Seuss's works from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the University Museum.

 


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