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Monday, February 5, 2007

NEWS

E-BILL DUE:

Student e-bills are due Wednesday, Feb. 7. Check MyUNIverse to see if you have an amount due.

 

1098T TAX DOCUMENTS:

1098T tax documents have been mailed to students' "home" addresses. They are also available on MyUNIverse.

 

QUARTERLY MAINTENANCE:

From 6 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, quarterly maintenance will be performed on core MEMFIS and related systems. This will affect a variety of university systems, such as (but not limited to): MEMFIS applications (including self service), AccessUNI and WebCT. System availability should return before 10 a.m. For more information, contact Gary Rogers at gary.rogers@uni.edu or 273-3162.

 

VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:

UNI accounting students will provide free income tax assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The program will run from Monday, Feb. 5, through April 11, excluding the week of March 12 through March 18 (spring break). Sessions will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, in CBB, Room 224. No appointment is necessary. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/466.html.

 
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.

 

PARENT PORTAL:

Did you know that you can give access to your e-bill account to a parent or third party? Go to MyUNIverse and select Parent Portal, assign them a user ID and password and then select which items you would like to give them access to (e-bills, 1098T tax documents, grades, financial aid, etc.)

 

COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS' IOWA CONFERENCE 2007:

This conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Drake University. This statewide conference brings together college students and faculty/staff from all over Iowa for a day of networking, education and inspirational speakers. To view the agenda and speakers, register, or get shuttle bus information, visit http://www.jpec.org/ceic2007.htm. For more information, contact katherine.cota@uni.edu or 273-7350.

 

LUX SERVICE AWARD:

Do you know a student who has demonstrated outstanding service to UNI? Nominate him or her for the 2007 Alumni Association Lux Service Award. This award is the highest undergraduate honor awarded for service to UNI. Students are encouraged to nominate their peers. Students with 90 or more credit hours, including graduating seniors, qualify for the award. For complete award requirements and an online nomination form, visit http://www.unialum.org/lux. Nominations must be received by Wednesday, Feb. 14. For more information, contact Connie Hansen at 273-3036 or constance.hansen@uni.edu.

 

NONPROFIT AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE FEB. 15:

Thursday, Feb. 15, is the deadline for nominations for the UNI American Humanics Nonprofit Awards. The American Humanics Student Association annually recognizes 11 nonprofit organizations and individuals who make a difference in the Cedar Valley. To complete a nomination form, visit http://www.uni.edu/americanhumanics. Anyone can submit a nomination.

 
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.

 

VOLUNTEER USHERS NEEDED:

Theatre UNI is seeking ushers for the upcoming production of "The Wrestling Season" at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Performances are Thursday, Feb. 22, through Sunday, Feb. 25; and Wednesday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 4. Each usher receives a free ticket to see the show. To volunteer, call 273-6387. For more information about the show, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre.

 

VOLUNTEER AND BE A ROCK STAR IN THE CEDAR VALLEY:

The American Humanics Student Association and the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley are hosting a Volunteer Blitz Monday, Feb. 12, through Friday, Feb. 16. Throughout the week students can sign up to attend a training/information session about various nonprofit organizations. The following week, the organizations will hold sessions on campus at scheduled times. Organizations are listed on the Facebook group, Volunteer Blitz, and also at http://www.vccv.org. Post a message in the discussion or on the wall of the Facebook group saying which session you want to attend and your contact information. For more information, e-mail jvernoy@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

VALENTINE'S GIFTS AT ESSENTIALS:

Get your special someone a gift from Essentials in Maucker Union. Choose from stuffed animals, sweet treats, rubber ducks with valentine messages, valentine notepads and pencils, Gel Gems, homemade candles, soaps and more. Most items cost less than $5. Balloon bouquets are also available for pick-up. For more information, call 273-3743.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

SUE FOLLON SCHOLARSIP FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP:

Applications are being accepted until Thursday, Feb. 15, for the Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership. This scholarship recognizes students for their leadership contributions to UNI and potential to model leadership for women. Students are encouraged to apply using the Common Scholarship Application at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/ or written applications may be picked up and submitted to the Office of the VP for Education and Student Services in the Redeker Center. The award for 2007-2008 will be $1,800.

 

ELECTRONIC ACCESS TO NEWSPAPERS WORLDWIDE:

Press Display, newly licensed by Rod Library, provides access to the full text of more than 400 U.S. and international newspapers. For more information about this resource and other newspaper databases, including America’s Newspapers and Newspaper Source, visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/.

 

SUMMER ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES:

Summer study abroad programs still open include: Non-Western civilization in Chile, Spanish in Chile, business in Paris, education and capstone in Kazakstan, capstone in Nicaragua, communicative disorders in Nicaragua, Polish language in Poland, capstone in Poland, German language in Austria, French language in Canada, French language in France, Chinese language in China, contemporary Russia (in English) and arts and humanities in Russia. Applications are due by March 1, but many of these are first-come, first-served. Contact the Study Abroad Center at 273-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu or stop by Baker 59 to apply.

 

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.

 

READ A PHOTOGRAPH LIKE YOU READ A STORY:

The workshop "Read a Photograph Like You Read a Story" will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, 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, contact amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.

 

MEETINGS

MULTICULTURAL TEACHING ALLIANCE:

The Multicultural Teaching Alliance will hold its monthly meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb 5, in the Maucker Union Meditation Room. New members are welcome. The MTA is open to any student interested in learning about diversity, multicultural education and teaching. Members plan and participate in multicultural workshops, service projects, conferences and trips. MTA members have opportunities to work with pre-K through 12 students and educators from diverse backgrounds. For more information, contact MTA advisor Janet McClain at 273-2924 or janet.mcclain@uni.edu or contact Gloria Holmes at 273-2007 or gloria.holmes@uni.edu.


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL:

Amnesty International, the UNI chapter of the world's leading human rights group, will hold a meeting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Sabin 301. Amnesty International organizes against sweatshops and seeks to get UNI-logo apparel makers certified free of child labor and other abuses. For more information, contact Shane Callahan at shanec@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 INDOOR TRACK MEET:

This event will take place at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, in the UNI-Dome. Entry forms are available in the WRC, Room 101. Entries are due by 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 to the WRC Office, Room 101.

 

EVENTS:

LANGUAGE DIVERSITY WEEK, FEB. 5-9:

The week will be filled with activities focused on language diversity. Activities range from international films, information tables in Maucker Union and study abroad information sessions. An open house will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in Baker 161. Come talk with past participants and peer advisors about study-abroad opportunities. Refreshments and door prizes will be available. A complete list of activities can be found at http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad. For more information, call 273-7078.

 

18TH NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN:

Celebrate Black History Month by joining in the 18th National African American read-in sponsored by NCTE Black Caucus and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). This read-in is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 5, in the Maucker Union Meditation Room. Drop in to read, comment or listen to reading materials authored by professional and novice African American writers from 9 to 11 a.m., noon to 2 p.m. or 4 to 6 p.m. Bring reading materials authored by African American writers to read and share. For more information, contact Gloria Adams at (210) 852-9132 or adamsg@uni.edu or contact Janet McClain at 273-2924 or janet.mcclain@uni.edu.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN SOUTH KOREA:

Interested in studying abroad? Have you ever wanted to learn Korean? Do you have an interest in traveling, studying or interning in South Korea? There will be an information table available from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, in Maucker Union. There will also be an information session featuring a professor and director of global exchange here from Soonchunhyang University at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, in the Maucker Union North Room.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Fingerstyle guitarist Richard Gilewitz will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

FREE INTERNATIONAL FOOD FAIR:

Enjoy free international cuisines, have your name translated into Russian, Japanese, Arabic and more, and learn international business etiquette from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in CBB 3. This event is being hosted by Global Associates, the International Club of Business Students, and the Saudi Student Club as part of Diversity Week. For more information, contact Anne Dvorsky at nepheles@uni.edu.

 
SAM CHUNG VISITING ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS AND LECTURE:

Visiting artist Sam Chung will demonstrate how he wheel throws and handbuilds his ceramic artwork from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the Ceramics Lab, 126 Kamerick Art Building. He will lecture about his ceramic artwork at 7 p.m. in 111 Kamerick Art Building that evening.

 

'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.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Men's basketball hosts Drake at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in McLeod Center. Men's basketball also hosts Missouri State at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, in McLeod Center. The softball team hosts the UNI-Dome Invitational Saturday, Feb. 10, and Sunday, Feb. 11. At 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, UNI plays North Dakota State and at 1 p.m. UNI plays South Dakota State. At 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, UNI plays Northern Illinois and at 6 p.m. UNI plays Drake. All games will be in the UNI-Dome.

 

UNISTA PRESENTS:

UNISTA presents "The Menaechmi," a Roman comedy by Plautus at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, through Saturday, Feb. 10, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, in the CAC. Directed by Mike Schminke. General admission is $5.

 

LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC FORUM:

UNI faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend the next Legislative Public Forum from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the Area Education Agency 267 Conference Center in Cedar Falls. Area legisators will discuss current legislative issues and budgets. Following legislators' remarks, guests have an opportunity to ask questions.

 

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 noble 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.

 

CEDAR VALLEY DISCUSS & DISCOVER DIVERSITY: READING AND SHARING:

Rhodesia 1976, an inhospitable place where five-year old children are trained to fire a Uzi and family cars are mine-proofed. Alexandra Fuller's hair-raising childhood will be discussed from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the UNI Museum. For more information call 268-0544. All Cedar Valley community members are encouraged to attend; having read the book is not required.

 

RACELLE WEIMAN LECTURE:

This lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in the CEEE Auditorium. Racelle Weiman, executive director of the Institute for Interreligious, Intercultural Dialogue at Temple University, Philadelphia, will discuss the works of Theodor Seuss Geisel and their shared goals of tolerance and social activism. "Illuminations of the Holocaust" event.

 

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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