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Monday, January 22, 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/.

 

UNI PHARMACY HAS OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS:

The Student Health Clinic Pharmacy fills local and hometown prescriptions. Prices are competitive with retail pharmacies, and refills can be ordered online. The clinic has a licensed pharmacist available to answer medication questions. Most major insurance cards are accepted (co-payment may be required). The pharmacy also carries a variety of the most common over-the-counter (OTC) medications. OTC medications can be paid for by cash, check and u-bill. The clinic is is conveniently located on 23rd Street, just north of Schindler Education Center. Call 273-2154, or visit http://www.uni.edu/health/index.shtml.

 

CAMPUS DIRECTORY CHANGES:

The Faculty and Staff by Office section of the Campus Directory (Pages 18-23) contained some department-head and contact-name errors due to a programming problem. A revised printable version is posted at http://www.uni.edu/infosys/directory/staff_by_office.pdf. You can use the online directory to search for employees by first name, phone number or e-mail. Visit https://espresso.uni.edu/PhoneBook/search.jsp and click on the Faculty/Staff button to retrieve a list of all faculty and staff in an organization.

 

NISG GENERAL ELECTIONS:

All seats will be open for the next academic year. The election packets are still available in the NISG office until noon, Feb. 6.

 

FIRE ALARMS:

Safety reminder from the UNI Safety Office: In 2005, 3,675 people died in fires across the United States. When you hear a fire alarm, evacuate the premises immediately. Don't wait for others - lead the way.

 

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.

 

SING-A-GRAMS:

Order a Sing-A-Gram for your sweetheart this season. Packages include singing valentines, bears and chocolates. Just-for-him packages also are available. Place orders by calling the ROTH Complex office at 273-7051. Opportunities are limited, so order soon. Brought to you by the ROTH Complex Staff.

 

ART NEEDED:

UNI V Week needs art for a silent-art auction during the week of Feb. 5 through Feb. 10. All proceeds from the auction will go to Seeds of Hope and RAD. To donate art, e-mail Kaitlin Korbitz at kkorbitz@uni.edu. Please mention this to anyone who might be interested.

 

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.

 

JANUARY DISPLAYS AT ROD LIBRARY:

January exhibits at Rod Library highlight a variety of topics ranging from Martin Luther King, Jr. to spring fitness and leisure classes to the library reading to honor Barbara Lounsberry. For photographs of the current exhibits and more information on library exhibits, visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/.

 

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.

 

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 dining options at Prexy's in Maucker Union through Feb. 14 by trying entrees featured in Passport to Prexy's. Save 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.

 

 

STUDENT RESOURCES:

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.

 

KAPLAN PRACTICE TESTS:

Academic Advising & Career Services is sponsoring the Kaplan Practice Tests, a free event. Students considering graduate or professional school have the opportunity to take a practice test and receive feedback on their test scores. Students need to preregister at http://www.kaptest.com/practice. The LSAT is offered Saturday, Jan. 27. On Saturday, Feb. 17 the following are scheduled: GRE (General), MCAT, DAT, PCAT and GMAT. Check in is from 8 to 8:50 a.m. in the lobby of the SEC. Testing begins at 9 a.m.

 

ATTENTION TEACHING MAJORS: SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

The College of Education offers more than 100 scholarships to teaching majors. The deadline for a completed application is Feb. 15. This application is available through MyUNIverse or the scholarship link at http://www.uni.edu/coe/. Follow all directions as spelled out on the online application pages. Any late or incomplete files will not be considered.

 

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.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS:

This meeting will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, in CBB 3. Learn the basics of starting a small business including business structure, taxes and resources. Registration is required. For more information, call 273-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

The workshop "Read a Photograph Like You Read a Story" will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 9. This workshop demonstrates the uses of photography as a tool for teaching literacy. The workshop builds on the writing and reading skills students have, to show them how to read images more deeply and consciously. To register for these free workshops, contact amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.

 

MEETINGS

INTERNSHIPS IN WASHINGTON, D.C., AVAILABLE:

Interested in a summer or fall internship in Washington, D.C.? 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.

 

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.

 

SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN CHILE:

Attend the information session on studying Spanish language and culture in Chile this summer at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room.

 

WELLNESS/REC

INTRAMURAL 4-ON-4 SUNDAY EVENING VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES:

Materials are available for pick-up at the WRC Office, Room 101. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 29 and 30, at the WRC, Room 101. Sign-up times are 5, 5:40, 6:20, 7 and 7:40 p.m. League play begins at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at the WRC south courts. For more information, contact the WRC intramural office at 273-7262.

 

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 (1500 meters of stationary rowing is substituted for the swimming). Subsitutions are available for physically challenged athletes. Registration begins Monday, Jan. 22, in the WRS office, WRC 101. 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. For more information, contact Tim Klatt at 3-7120 or timothy.klatt@uni.edu.

 

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 273-6119 to schedule. Brought to you by Wellness & Recreation Services.

 

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.

 

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM FILM SERIES:

A showing of the film "Triumph of the Will" will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Hearst Center for the Arts. One of the best-known examples of propaganda in film history, "Triumph of the Will" documents the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremburg. Using an array of cinematic techniques, director Leni Riefenstahl portrays Germany’s return to greatness and the adoration of Adolph Hitler. The film is in German, with English subtitles. Running time: 120 minutes. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/holocaust/ or call 273-2725.

 

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.

 

BOOK READING IN HONOR OF BARBARA LOUNSBERRY:

At 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25, in the Rod Library Browsing Room, several UNI and other Iowa authors will read selections from "Notes from the Flyover," a book in honor of Barbara Lounsberry, UNI professor emeritus of English. All are invited. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/y2778r.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE:

Check out the blockbuster, "The Prestige," starring Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale and Scarlett Johansson. Robert and Alfred are rival magicians. When Alfred performs the ultimate magic trick, Robert tries desperately to find out the secret to the trick. Free refreshments provided. Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

ST. LUKE'S MEXICAN FIESTA:

The Festivals and Special Events class is hosting a Mexican fiesta from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan 27, at the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Cedar Falls. Proceeds will be used to fund the work done by the St. Luke’s youth group during their 2007 service trip to Mexico. To purchase tickets, contact St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 277-8520. Tickets also will be available at the door.

 

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.

 

'WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER':

Theatre UNI will present the Off-Hudson Staged Reading of "What I Did Last Summer" by A.R. Gurney at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, in CAC, Room 108. Directed by Steve Taft, the play is an American story about the conflict between materialism and idealism. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre. Admission is free.

 

AIDS WALK FOR ORPHANS:

The AIDS Walk for AIDS Orphans in Africa will take place from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1. Everyone is invited to wear red and walk around Maucker Union. This event is to raise awareness and funds for the Rotarians Fighting For AIDS Foundation. Come, donate and show your support. For more donation information call 273-2450 or e-mail bjungck@uni.edu.

 

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 http://www.kuniradio.org in the STORE section or by calling KUNI weekdays at 273-6400 or (800) 772-2440, ext. 0. Advance tickets also are available at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls.

 

 


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