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Monday, January 29, 2007

NEWS

W-2S FOR 2006 AVAILABLE ONLINE:

W-2 Wage and Tax Statements were mailed Jan. 22. They also are available online through MyUNIverse by accessing MEMFIS - UNI Employee Self Service area. The format of the online document is different than that mailed; the information reported is the same. Payroll is working with Oracle to have its preferred format displayed online. In the interim you can print this form. If you haven't received your 2006 Form W-2 in the mail, and would like Payroll to print and mail it, contact Payroll at 273-6425. W-2 FAQs are available online at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/.

 

IT'S TIME TO FILE FAFSA:

The 2007-08 FAFSA can be completed online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov and can be signed electronically using your FAFSA PIN. Parents can also sign the FAFSA by obtaining a PIN at http://www.pin.ed.gov. UNI will begin to award financial aid in early March for the 2007-08 year.

 

PANTHER COLORGUARD CLINIC:

The spring Colorguard Clinic will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, on the Great Hall stage in the GBPAC. Clinics will be offered throughout the semester for students to learn and improve flag basics, tosses, dance and across the floors. Auditions will take place in April for the 2007 Panther Marching Band - Colorguard. For more information, contact Emily Flaspohler at emilyf@uni.edu.

 

STUDENT EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR:

Student employees: Do you have a great supervisor who you would like to recognize? If so, nominate your UNI supervisor for the 2006-2007 UNI Student Employer of the Year. To learn more about this award or to print a nomination form, visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid/pdf/employer-of-year.pdf.

 

ORDER VALENTINE COOKIES ONLINE:

Delight your valentine or treat co-workers to frosted valentine cookies for $8.49 per dozen or a 12-inch personalized, heart-shaped chocolate chip cookie for $7.99. Place orders online by 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 12, and pick up orders Tuesday, Feb. 13, and Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Biscotti's in Redeker Center, 23rd Street Market in Commons or Prexy's in Maucker Union. Order online at http://www.uni.edu/dor/cookies.

 

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.

 

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.

 

BECOME A MENTOR:

Make a difference in the Cedar Valley by becoming a mentor or a tutor for a child in the Waterloo Schools. There are three opportunities to get involved: mentoring, tutoring or working in an after-school program. To find out more, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/465.html.

 

PEER ACADEMIC ADVISORS IN RESIDENCE (PAIRS) WANTED:

Academic Advising & Career Services is looking for undergraduate students with strong interpersonal skills and concern for others for the 2007-2008 PAIR staff. Peer Academic Advisors in Residence are trained to provide major exploration tips, peer advising and referrals, scheduling assistance and academic skill-building resources through our office and in the residence halls. Applications are available at http://www.uni.edu/acs/advising/pair/doc/pairapp.pdf, in Maucker Union Room 111, or from any current PAIR. Applications are due Wednesday, Feb. 14.

 

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.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES:

ONLINE COMMON SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION:

Students interested in applying for scholarships should complete the Online Common Scholarship Application for Undergraduates available at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarship.shtml or in MyUNIverse under Finances. The deadline for most scholarships awarded through this application is Thursday, Feb. 15. Scholarships awarded are for the 2007-08 academic year.

 

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. 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.

 

CREDIT AND IDENTITY THEFT:

Learn the basics of having good credit, fixing bad credit and preventing identity theft from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in CBB 3. Registration is required. For more information, call 273-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

MEETINGS

PRide LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS:

PRide is a student-run public relations firm that offers students the opportunity to gain real-world experience working with clients and building a great portfolio. They meet at 3:15 p.m. every Monday in Lang Hall, Room 308. For more information, contact Cassi Ubben at cassiu@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 exercise, 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.

 

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 273-7120 or timothy.klatt@uni.edu.

 

EVENTS:

GREEN PROJECT UNI ENVIRONMENTAL FILMS:

Green Project UNI will show several environmental films during the First Green Film Festival, which coincides with the Campus Climate Challenge's national Week of Action. Oscar-nominated "An Inconvenient Truth" will be shown at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Learn to save money as well as energy by watching "Kilowatt Ours" at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, in the Maucker Union Ballroom A. At 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, in the CAC 108, there will be a showing of "Who Killed The Electric Car?" For more information, visit http://www.greenprojectuni.org or http://www.climatechallenge.org.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The acoustic duo Patchouli will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

LAST LECTURE SERIES BEGINS:

In this series, faculty present a lecture on any topic that is significant and intriguing to them, as if it were their last lecture. The first faculty member to present is David Surdam, assisant professor of economics. His presentation,"Social Security: Hits & Myths," will examine how Social Security helped end the Great Depression, how there is a trust box and politicians have "thrown away the key," and when the program goes "bankrupt" it will end without a major effort on the part of tax payers. This presentation will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, in Seerley Hall 115. Refreshments and snacks are provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board Speakers Committee.

 

'WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER' CANCELLED:

The staged reading of "What I Did Last Summer," scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 30, has been cancelled.

 

'DUI: A POWERFUL LESSON':

At 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom, learn how a spring-break trip turned into a nightmare for Mark Sterner and three fraternity brothers. Mark will discuss what happens when alcohol and driving mix and friends die. Extra credit opportunity for those students in Personal Wellness who attend the event. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

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 For Fighting AIDS Foundation. Come, donate and show your support. For more donation information call 273-2450 or e-mail bjungck@uni.edu.

 

NO SHAME THEATER:

No Shame is a bi-monthly event for anyone to share original works spanning from heart-felt poetry to sarcastic rants and hilarious skits.  Any material is accepted but shame is not allowed. No Shame is open to the public and admission is free. The next No Shame event will take place at 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, in the CAC Room 108. For more information, contact Christina at chcarr@uni.edu.

 

WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY:

UNI School of Music trumpet professor Randy Grabowski will be the featured soloist at the symphony's 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 concert at the GBPAC. Works by Williams, Copland, and Fine will be featured. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or visit http://www.wcfsymphony.org/.

 

'HISTORY ON TRIAL: MY DAY IN COURT WITH DAVID IRVING':

"History on Trial: My Day in Court with David Irving" will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Presented by Deborah Lipstadt, director of the Rabbi Donald A. Tam Institute for Jewish Studies and Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University. Lipstadt will discuss her libel trial in London against David Irving, who sued her for calling him a Holocaust denier and right-wing extremist. Lipstadt's defense team demonstrated that all of Irving’s claims about the Holocaust being a myth were based on lies and distortions. The lecture will be followed by a discussion and a book signing. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/holocaust or call 273-2725.

 

'THE ORIGINS OF PRIESTLY CELIBACY IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH':

"The Origins of Priestly Celibacy in the Catholic Church," a lecture by David Hunter of Iowa State University, will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at St. Steven the Witness Catholic Student Center, 1019 W. 23rd St. in Cedar Falls. Hunter is holder of the Supple Chair in Catholic Studies at ISU. He previously taught theology at St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minn. He has written several books and numerous articles on the topics of marriage and virginity in early Christian thought and life. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact St. Stephen's at 266-9863.

 

BUS TRIP TO MALL OF AMERICA:

The Campus Activities Board is sponsoring a chartered bus trip to the Mall of America, Saturday, Feb. 10. The fee is $5 for UNI students and $10 for guests. The bus will leave from in front of University Book & Supply at 7 a.m. and will return at approximately 10 or 11 p.m. (time will be finalized the week of the trip). Sign up now at the Student Involvement & Activities Center. Pay for your spot at time of sign-up (cash or check only). No refunds are allowed. For more information, contact the Student Involvement & Activities Center at 273-2683.

 

KENNY ROGERS IN CONCERT:

Kenny Rogers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, for the first concert in McLeod Center. Rogers has earned 20 platinum album certifications, scored 22 number-one hits and sold 105 million albums. Special guest will be Casey Rivers, runner-up on the Nashville Star. Tickets are on sale now. For tickets call 273-4tix.

 

SEUSSICAL AT THE GBPAC:

"Oh the thinks you can think" when Dr. Suess's best-loved characters and stories hit the stage in this unforgettable musical adventure. The nobel Horton the Elephant, the one-feathered Gertrude McFuzz and the antics of the Cat in the Hat steal the spotlight in this song-filled production. This event will take place at 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. Adult tickets: $25, $20, $18, $10; student tickets (with uCard): $12.50, $10, $9, $5; youth: a buck a kid. Purchase one adult ticket and get up to two youth tickets for $1 each. For tickets call 273-4tix.

 

WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS HOCKEY GAME:

All UNI graduate students are invited to a Waterloo Black Hawks hockey game during College Weekend. The puck drops at 7:05 Friday, Feb. 23, in Young Arena on 125 Commercial St. in Waterloo. A special seating area in section F is reserved for graduate students. Tickets are $5 for UNI students. To attend, RSVP by Monday, Feb. 12, to Katie Kuker at kkuker@uni.edu. Provide name, phone number and number of student tickets needed.

 

 


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