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Monday, January 15, 2007

NEWS

STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY:

President Allen recently took a look back at his first semester at UNI and provided thoughts about what he sees on the horizon and his priorities for the university. See http://www.uni.edu/pres/

 

STUDENT E-MAIL ACCOUNTS TO BE REMOVED:

UNI e-mail accounts for students not registered for the spring semester are disabled, archived to tape, and removed from the server after the end of the third week of classes. This year, that process will begin on Monday, Jan. 29.

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:

The 2007 session of the Iowa General Assembly has begun. UNI is working with the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, to ensure UNI receives appropriate funding. Learn more about UNI's legislative priorities and how you can help at http://www.uni.edu/govrel/legisupdate.html

 

OPEN SENATE SEATS:

Attention students who live in Shull, Lawther, Bender, Dancer and off-campus. There are open senate seats for these constituencies with Northern Iowa Student Government. All applicants must live in the area they represent, be a current UNI student and have Wednesday nights, starting at 6 p.m., free for meetings. Applications are available at www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg. Contact Malia Engelbach at 273-2650 or malia@uni.edu with any questions.

 

AUDITIONS FOR VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE:

Auditions for the new UNI Vocal Jazz Ensemble will take place Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 17 and 18, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This small, select group will rehearse Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 to 5:50 p.m. An audition sign-up sheet is posted outside GBPAC 80. If you have questions, e-mail rick.hoffenberg@uni.edu.

 

NISG GENERAL ELECTIONS:

All seats will be open for the next academic year. Pick up an election packet, on Friday, Jan. 19, in the NISG office upstairs of the Maucker Union.

 

FOOD BANK UPDATE:

The food drive held at Essentials and President and Pat Allen’s home, supported by UNI students, faculty and staff, collected 567 pounds of food and $559 in cash. This money translates into $7,440.29 of buying power.

 

DANCE COMPANY SEEKS NEW MEMBERS:

The UNI International Dance Theatre (IDT) is looking for new members. IDT meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5:45 p.m. Members earn one to two hours of academic credit while learning, performing and choreographing. No prior dance experience is required and no audition is necessary to become a member. Stop by WRC 185/187 during class times.

 

RDT SEEKS MEMBERS:

The UNI Repertory Dance Theatre is seeking members for the spring semester. RDT, the newest dance company at UNI, meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays. Members learn dances from a selected repertoire of historical material in ballet, modern jazz and tap styles and then present concerts and lecture-demonstrations for local schools, arts centers and other organizations. Membership is by consent of instructor. Contact Michelle Ozmun at michelle.ozmun@uni.edu

 

YOUNG PEOPLES DANCE THEATRE NEEDS INSTRUCTORS:

Young Peoples Dance Theatre is a before-and-after-school dance program offered by UNI students to boys and girls in second through fifth grade in about 10 local elementary schools. Any UNI student interested in teaching dance and working with children can be a YPDT instructor. Dance experience is not necessary, but is helpful. You earn one academic credit and can sign up for this practicum course as 420:140 03. The course meets at noon every Friday in the dance studio (WRC 185/187). If you have any questions, contact Cindy Herndon at 3-6866 or cindy.herndon@uni.edu

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARD NOMINATIONS SOUGHT:

UNI and Veridian Credit Union are seeking nominations for the 2007 Community Engagement Awards to recognize outstanding contributions of UNI faculty members to community engagement through research or teaching. All full-time tenure and tenure-track faculty are eligible. For award and nomination details, visit www.uni.edu/resources/outreach/veridian.shtml. All nomination materials must be submitted by Feb. 15.

 

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.

 

CHECK OUT THE NEW CEREAL BAR AT ESSENTIALS:

"Take it Cereasly" and stop by the new cereal bar located at Essentials in Maucker Union. Choose from 12 different kinds of cereals and assorted toppings -- make up your own combination. Take it with you in a leakproof container to enjoy with (or without) milk.

 

PASSPORT TO PREXY'S:

Explore your dining options at Prexy's in Maucker Union Jan. 16 through Feb. 14 by trying entrees featured in Passport to Prexy's . Save your receipts for featured items in the "passport" and enter the drawing for a spring break survival kit. "Passports" are available at Prexy's check-out points. Featured items include the Burrito Bar at Flares, Blimpie combos, Wasabi salad and salsa, and Avanti calzones and pasta.

 

DISCOUNT COMBO MEALS:

Discount combo meals will be featured this semester at Blimpie in Prexy's at Maucker Union. The combo price of $4.79 includes a six-inch sub sandwich, chips and a fountain drink. The daily discount combo-sandwich schedule is: Monday, turkey; Tuesday, ham and Swiss cheese; Wednesday, Blimpie Best; Thursday, club; and Friday, tuna.

 

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 through Friday, Jan. 19. She hopes to collect information related to levels of satisfaction, commitment and constraints to exercise in fitness centers.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES:

MCELROY FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE:

Application materials are available at http://www.grad.uni.edu./information/newsitem.aspx?NewsId=164 Candidates must be a graduate or graduating senior of a liberal arts program and intend to pursue graduate study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited university. Application deadline is Jan. 26. Eligible students are encouraged to apply. Contact the Graduate College (273-2748) for more information.

 

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.

 

NEW ROD LIBRARY DATABASES:

Now available are Education Index Retrospective, 1929-1983, and Readers Guide Retrospective, 1890-1982, as well as JSTOR Arts & Sciences Collection IV, which provides access to the full text of more than 100 scholarly journals. These databases were funded with Student Computer Fees. Additional information is available at http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/

 

INTERNSHIPS IN WASHINGTON, D.C. AVAILABLE:

Interested in a summer or fall internship in our nation’s capital? Does your resume need a “jump start”? Opportunities for all majors. Many scholarships available. Some 35,000 students have interned with The Washington Center. A TWC representative will describe benefits and how to apply from 4 to 4:50 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, CBB 24. If you have questions, contact Al Stamberg, Cooperative Education/Internship Program, 273-6398.

 

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES COURSE OFFERING:

If you are interested in adding a course to your spring schedule, consider Career Decision Making, 170:050, section 03. Earn two hours of credit as you explore yourself and the CDM process. To enroll, contact Nick Sullivan, advisor with the UNI Student Support Services Program, at Nick.Sullivan@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

ATTENTION FUTURE CLASSROOM TEACHERS:

"Storytelling: Enhancing Creative Writing & Critical Thinking" workshop, Jan. 26, 1 to 4 p.m., at the CME. Storytelling provides an array of vicarious experiences, stirs a child's imagination and improves self-concept. Learn how to use storytelling to spark students' imagination to enhance writing and thinking skills.

"Othello: Tension in the Text" workshop 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 for these free workshops, contact amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.

 

MEETINGS

CBA PRE-LAW CLUB:

On Thursday, Jan. 18, at 12:30 p.m. the CBA Pre-Law Club will meet over lunch in the Presidential Room in Mauker Union. They will discuss semester plans and talk to their new advisors. For more information, contact John Fordyce at jfordyce@uni.edu

 

UNI TENNIS CLUB:

The UNI Tennis Club will meet at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in CBB 227. If you're a tennis player on campus we encourage you to come. We will be discussing our events and agenda for the semester, as well as laying out our purpose as a club. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/unitennisclub If you miss the meeting but are interested in the club, e-mail nkhanson@uni.edu

 

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MEETING:

UNI Amnesty International will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Sabin 13. We'll be planning events for the semester, including our opposition to torture and our petition drive to make UNI logo-apparel sweat-shop free.

For more information, contact Amnesty President Shane Callahan at shanec@uni.edu.

 
VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION -- CIRCLE K:

Circle K is a laid-back, fun volunteer organization. Circle K meets every Thursday at 5 p.m. in College Eye Room (basement of Maucker Union). The group volunteers throughout the community including the humane society, food bank, nursing homes and more. For more information, e-mail Holly at humkeh87@uni.edu.

WELLNESS/REC

GET FIT ON ROUTE 66:

Choose any aerobic activities you love on your own time, and for every minute you excercize, you log one mile along Route 66. Join a team of three or participate individually. Healthy tips, motivation, and prizes are included. Class fee is $25. For more information, contact dana.foster@uni.edu.

 

FAFC FIT:

The Friday Afternoon Fitness Club is a 75-minute workout that combines floor, step, spinnercise, kickboxing and strength training and is a healthy way to start your weekend. Discussions about health as well as incentives and prizes will be available for participants. For more information, contact dana.foster@uni.edu.

 

WRS IRONMAN TRIATHLON CHALLENGE:

Looking for some motivation to begin or continue your fitness program or workouts? Wellness and Recreation Services has it...a fitness incentive program called the WRS Ironman Triathlon Challenge.

Select from one of three events: The traditional challenge (swim 2.4 miles, cycle 112 miles, and walk/run 26.2 miles), the double challenge (double the traditional mileage) or the non-swimmers challenge where 1500 meters of stationary rowing is substituted for the swimming. Registration begins Jan. 22 in the WRS office, WRC 101, and you have until March 2 to complete your mileage. Log sheet provided. Those completing their respective challenge receive a long-sleeved commemorative T-shirt and certificate of achievement. Registration fee is $15.

 

REGISTER FOR FITNESS AND LEISURE CLASSES TODAY:

Lots of options including: Lite Boot Camp, Hydro-Fit water aerobics, Kickboxing x 2, Step Kick Spin, Pilates, Yoga Powerhour, and more. Register online at www.uni.edu/wellrec. Classes began Jan. 10, but its not too late to register. For more information, contact dana.foster@uni.edu

 

OPEN PRE-SEASON BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (OPEN TO STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF):

Makeup meetings are Jan. 16 and 17 in WRC, Room 103 at 3:15 p.m. Registration for pre-season tournament is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 16 and 17, in WRC Room 101. Entry fee: $20 for a two-game guarantee. Tournament format information can be picked up at managers' meetings. Pre-season tournament play begins Monday, Jan. 22 on WRC south courts. For details, call 3-7262.

 

SPRING 2007 MASSAGE:

Treat yourself or someone you love to a relaxing massage this semester. The Wellness Resource Lab, WRC 104, is home to two licensed massage therapists. Jackie Olberding, LMT, will be in the office Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays while Leta Hansen, LMT, will be in on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Payment methods include cash, check, u-bill or payroll deduct. Gift certificates are available as well. Call 3-6119 to schedule. Brought to you by Wellness & Recreation Services.

 

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.

 

WRS HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

You have enough things to haul to and from campus. Half and long lockers are available for rent at Health Beat. Contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu. Sign-up at HB, just ask a fitness supervisor.

 

LOOKING FOR A PERSONAL TRAINER?

Personal trainers not only motivate you to reach your fitness goals, but they also help educate you on proper form and technique. Get inspired, and enjoy exercising. For more information, contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu

 

EVENTS:

ART EXHIBIT:

"Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk" runs through Thursday, March 1. The exhibition is a survey the works of Arthur Szyk, a Polish immigrant to the U.S., who in the 1940s created propaganda art to call the world's attention to Nazi atrocities in Europe. Free and open to the public.

 

MLK CELEBRATION FILM SERIES:

The final MLK Day celebration film events will take place Tuesday, Jan. 16, with a viewing of "The Speeches Collection: Martin Luther King Jr." from 10 to 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 1 to 2 p.m. as well as "Legacy of a Dream" from 11 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. http://fp.uni.edu/cme/jan.htm.

 

 

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.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

At 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17, in Seerley 115, Samuel Gladden, associate professor of English, will present "The Criminal In-Visible: Image as Evidence in Nineteenth-Century England." The event is free and open to the public.

 
POETRY AND FICTION READING:

Haley Thompson (poet) and Wade Geary (fiction) will kick off UNI's new Emerging Writers Reading Series. The reading will take place at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in Baker Hall 161.

 

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.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE:

Check out the blockbuster "Saw III" starring Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith and Donnie Wahlberg. Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Jigsaw kidnaps a doctor to keep him alive while he watches his new apprentice put an unlucky citizen through a brutal test. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET PRESENTS SWAN LAKE:

With Tchaikovsky's stirring music as inspiration, this dynamic ballet company brings to life an immortal work at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21. With a fantastical plot filled with romance, sorcery and betrayal, "Swan Lake" is the story of Odette, trapped in the body of a white swan awaiting an oath of true love to set her free; and Odile, the temptress daughter of Baron Von Rothbart, who plots the downfall of Odette's true love, Siegfried. Student tickets are $17.50, $16, $13.50, $11 and $7.50. For tickets, contact 273-4tix.

 

DIRECTOR/DESIGNERS PRESENTATION: THE WRESTLING SEASON:

Theatre UNI will host a Director/Designers' Presentation for the upcoming production of "The Wrestling Season" at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Join Gretta Berghammer and the scenic, lighting, and costume designers as they share how they will bring this script to life onstage. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 

VOLLEYBALL BANQUET:

The UNI Volleyball Banquet will be at noon, Sunday, Jan. 28, on the McLeod Center floor. The cost is $15 a person. RSVP to Michelle Coulter by Friday, Jan. 19, at 273-3176 or michelle.coulter@uni.edu.

 
JOSHUA BELL AT THE GBPAC:

Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell is one of the most renowned violinists in the world today. Having recorded 27 albums and performed for more than 20 years with virtually every leading orchestra and conductor in the world, Bell has earned the rare title of classical music superstar. The performance takes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. Student tickets: $24.50, $20, $18.50, $17 and $12. For tickets, contact 273-4tix.


FRIENDS OF KUNI PRESENT THE BLUES BLOWOUT:

The KUNI Blues Blowout returns to the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo on Feb. 10, with a double bill – Chris Thomas King and The Otis Taylor Band. Showtime is 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. King received critical acclaim as an actor and a Grammy for his musical contribution to the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" and for his feature role in "Ray." Taylor's music is an amalgamation of roots styles in their rawest form. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Advance tickets can be ordered online at www.kuniradio.org in the STORE section or by calling KUNI weekdays at 3-6400 or (800) 772-2440, ext. 0. Advance tickets also are available at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls.

 

 


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