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Monday, February 19, 2007

NEWS

NEW E-MAIL SYSTEM TO BE IMPLEMENTED OVER SPRING BREAK:

UNI will migrate all existing e-mail accounts to a new e-mail system, Collaboration Suite, the first weekend of spring break. Campus e-mail will be unavailable beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, March 9. The new system should be available by the start of business on Monday, March 12. E-mail received during the conversion will be delivered once the new system is up and running. This new system will provide all UNI faculty, staff, students and emeritus employees with improved e-mail capabilities, and e-mail quotas will increase for all students.

The current Web-based e-mail options (Mailman and MailSpinner) will be replaced by two new full-featured Web mail clients. All e-mail users will be required to create a new password for Collaboration Suite through MyUNIverse after conversion is complete. For more information and status updates, see http://www.uni.edu/its/collab.

 

CHANGE IN THANKSGIVING BREAK:

Beginning with the 2007 fall semester, no classes will be held Thanksgiving week, Nov. 19 through Nov. 23. Instruction resumes at 8 a.m., Monday, Nov. 26.

 

NISG CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES:

On Feb. 7, the Northern Iowa Student Government passed legislation to amend its constitution. The legislation proposes a change in constituencies and elections. For the amendments to take effect, a majority vote is needed by the student body during the general elections on Feb. 27 and 28. For more information, contact NISG at 273-2650 or www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg.

 
VOICE YOUR OPINION ON UNI ATHLETICS:

The UNI Athletic Department is conducting a survey on the athletic interests of female freshmen. Your feedback is essential and will be used to help determine how UNI can best meet your athletic needs. If you are a female freshman, please visit MyUNIverse through Friday, Feb. 23, and select the "Interest in Women's Sports at UNI" survey on the announcements section. For more information, contact kristin.moser@uni.edu.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR RAGBRAI AT UNI:

The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) is coming to UNI and Cedar Falls Wednesday, July 25. UNI is partnering with Cedar Falls to make RAGBRAI's overnight stop in Cedar Falls one to remember. The UNI effort is being led by Steve Carignan, Jan Hanish and John Goossen. Volunteers are needed for 20 different committees. For more information, or to volunteer, visit http://www.cedarfallstourism.org/whats_hot.asp.

 

MyUNI BLOGGERS IN THE NEWS:

UNI's student diaries, or Web logs, were featured on KGAN Channel 2's 10 p.m. newscast Wednesday, Feb. 14. The story highlighted the use of new technology in recruiting, along with the benefits of prospective students hearing from current students about college life. To read the blogs, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/myuni.

 

FREE NEWSPAPERS:

Students may pick up free copies of the Waterloo Courier, Des Moines Register and the New York Times during a pilot period through Friday, March 9, in Maucker Union by the ATM machine, CBB Room 101 and the SEC's second floor lounge. The purpose of the pilot is to determine student interest in having newspapers available on campus. For more information, call Gerri Perreault 273-6898 or e-mail yl@uni.edu.

 

PAPER PRODUCTS DRIVE:

Help support the women at the Cedar Valley Friends of the Family shelter and donate paper towels, paper napkins, sanitary items for women, tissues, etc. You can drop off items in your residence hall office until Saturday, Feb. 24. For more information, e-mail Holly at humkeh87@uni.edu.

 

NISG ELECTION UPDATE :

UNI students Andrew Morse and Adam Bentley are running for student body president and vice-president. View their platform at http://www.morse-bentley.com. Voting will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 27 and 28, on MyUNIverse.

 

SAFETY REMINDER:

With the cold temperatures outside, it may be tempting to add auxiliary heat in your room or work area. Portable heaters are a leading cause of fires and fire-related deaths. There are nearly 25,000 fires and 140 deaths on average each year from portable heating units. If you need to use one, make sure the unit is Underwriter’s Laboratory listed and never leave the unit unattended.

 

FEBRUARY DISPLAYS AT ROD LIBRARY:

The displays feature Black History Month, the Holocaust and the 30th anniversary of UNI's Cooperative Education & Internship Program. For photographs and more information about library exhibits, visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/.

 

VALUE PRICING AT BLIMPIE'S:

The six-inch turkey sandwich at Blimpie has a new value price of $4.09 everyday. Have it made with your choice of toppings at Blimpie in Prexy’s at Maucker Union.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES:

RESUMANIA:

Come enjoy free food, have your resume critiqued and get information on what employers look for. Students who bring a resume will be entered in a grand prize drawing. Resumania will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Maucker Union Ballroom B. For more information contact Academic Advising & Career Services at 273-6857 or visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/advising/events/resumania.pdf.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN SPAIN:

Considering studying abroad in Spain? Come learn about Spanish culture Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Presidential Room, Maucker Union. Contact Study Abroad with questions via e-mail: study-abroad@uni.edu or phone: 273-7078.

 

FREE FLIGHTS FOR STUDY ABROAD:

The American Institute For Foreign Study is offering a free flight promotion for fall 2007 to Hungary, China, Russia and France. Students can save $600 to $1,200. The application deadline is March 15. For more information contact the Study Abroad Office at 273-7073.

 

CAREER PEER ADVISORS WANTED:

Outgoing, energetic and enthusiastic students are invited to apply for Academic Advising & Career Services Career Peer Advisor positions for 2007-08. Assist students with resume critiques, mock interviews, outreach and workshop presentations. Excellent training program provided. Peers are paid $8 per hour and work 10 hours a week. Application forms (due March 9) are at: http://www.uni.edu/acs

 

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT FOR STUDENTS:

Math and Science Upward Bound is looking for math and science majors and minors for summer teaching assistants and tutor mentors. The tentative dates of the summer program are June 4 through July 29. Training begins June 4. Teaching assistants are paid $1,000 to $1,200 and work 15 to 17 hours per week. Tutor mentors are paid $1,800 to $2,200 based on experience and reside in the dormitory. Tutor mentors may not be enrolled in summer classes. For an application, contact Latricia Hylton at 319-433-1261 or latricia.hylton@uni.edu.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS:

Learn the basics of starting a small business, including business structure, taxes and resources, from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20, in CBB 3. Registration is required. For more information, contact 273-7350 or katherine.cota@uni.edu.

 

UNI ENTREPRENEURSHIP SYMPOSIUM:

The UNI Entrepreneurship Symposium will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Maucker Union. This year's featured speaker, Linda Lundstrom Cook, will discuss being a financial planner focusing on high net-worth individuals and being a female small-business owner. The entrepreneurial panel talks about starting a small business and takes questions from students about how to be entrepreneurs. To register, visit http://www.jpec.org/entresymp.htm. For more information, e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu or call 273-7350.

 

CAREERS WITH NUTRITION:

UNI does not have a dietetics program but does offer nutrition courses for students with a variety of career interests. A panel discussion will be held for those interested in learning more about pursuing a nutrition-related education at UNI from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the WRC Room 252. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/advising/events/nutrition.pdf.

 

MEETINGS

PANTHER COLORGUARD CLINIC:

The next Colorguard Clinic is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, on the Great Hall stage of the GBPAC. Learn new tosses and review basics and movement. Contact emilyf@uni.edu or karesm@uni.edu if you have any questions.

 

STUDENT-NATURE SOCIETY:

Guest speaker and Student Conservation Association Alumna Beth McCarthy will visit UNI Thursday, Feb. 22, and Friday, Feb. 23, to speak with students, faculty and staff. Learn about internship opportunities nationwide where students can gain hands-on experience in the field while giving something back to the world. General informational sessions will be held Thursday, Feb. 22, in MSH 001 at 5 and 6 p.m. Information tables will be set up in SEC and McCollum both days. Visit www.thesca.org. Contact Joan Smothers, joan.smothers@uni.edu or 273-6044 for more information.

 

WELLNESS/REC

SPRING BREAK SKIING TRIP:

A spring break skiing trip to Jackson Hole, Wyo., will take place Saturday, March 10, to Sunday, March 18. This trip includes five nights in the town of Jackson Hole and three days of skiing. We will also visit Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Badlands and Mt. Rushmore. The fee is $575 for students, $600 for faculty/staff and $625 for guests. A pre-trip meeting will take place at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the WRC, Room 174. Limit: eight. For more information, call 273-7163.

 

INTRAMURAL HOT SHOT, FREE THROW & THREE POINT CONTEST:

For men and women singles and doubles and co-rec divisions. An individual shoots once with score counting towards singles and combined with a designated partner(s) score for double and/or co-rec scoring. All participants registering must sign-up with a partner. IM championship T-shirts to all division champions. Registration is from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, and Wednesday, Feb. 28. Four baskets will be used in the WRC South courts and contestants may shoot once they are registered and there is an available court. Contact the WRC intramural office for details at 273-7262.

 

DODGIN' DIABETES:

Dodgin' Diabetes, a dodgeball tournament sponsored by Pi Kappa Alpha, will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, in WRC courts 5-8. There is an entry fee of $40 per team. All proceeds will be donated to the Diabetes Foundation. For more information, contact Robert Clough at rc551084@uni.edu. Registration deadline is Thursday, Feb. 22.


INTRAMURAL WRESTLING TOURNAMENT:

Prelims are Tuesday, Feb. 27. Registration and weigh-in is in the West Gym Wrestling Room, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prelims begin at 7 p.m. Finals are Wednesday, Feb. 28, West Gym Wrestling Room, at 7 p.m. Weight classes: 126, 134, 140, 146, 152, 158, 164, 170, 177, 190, 210 heavyweight, 230 super heavyweight. Wrestling shoes required; head gear strongly recommended. Workout times have been arranged. Contact the Intramural Coordinator, at 273-7262 for dates and times.

 

WRS HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus everyday? Let Health Beat help you out. Lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year). Ask a fitness supervisor, or contact Kristy Leen, WRS Personal Fitness Coordinator at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu.

 

EVENTS:

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Elisa Korenne will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Elisa’s performing experience spans pop-rock and funk-rock bands, an Israeli blues band, a cappella singing groups, theater and, most recently, the pop-rock-folk troubadour tradition. Her debut album, "Favorite," was selected as one of the Top 50 Indie Releases of 2005 by Singer & Musician magazine. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE: 'CASINO ROYALE'

Come check out the blockbuster "Casino Royale" starring Daniel Craig, Eva Green and Mads Mikkelsen. In his first mission, James Bond must stop Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorist organizations, from winning a high-stakes poker tournament at Casino Royale in Montenegro. Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free refreshments provided.

 

GUEST ARTIST SUSAN RIDER OFFERS MASTER CLASS:

Susan Rider, prominent trumpeter and UNI graduate, will offer a master class at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Rider is a member of the trumpet/cornet section of "The President’s Own" United States Marine Band, Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Ensembles in Washington, D.C. This event is free to the public.

 

COFFEE TASTING EVENTS AT CHATS:

Chats in Maucker Union will be the site for two coffee tasting events from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20. Taste test the Roasterie blends to select the next signature blend to be served at Chats. Compare Chats air-roasted coffee with competitors' coffee. If you like coffee, your input in these taste tests is needed and appreciated.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: FACULTY ARTIST SHOWCASE AND RECEPTION:

Spotlight Series: Faculty Artist Showcase will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the GBPAC Great Hall. Featuring performances by several UNI School of Music faculty artists, the style selections for the evening will include jazz, opera, classical and more. The performance will be followed by a reception sponsored by the Friends of the GBPAC. Ticket prices: $8 adults, $7 senior citizens, $6 non-UNI students and UNI students uCard free. For tickets, contact the GBPAC Box Office at 273-7469 or visit http://www.unitix.uni.edu.

 

AIN'T I A WOMAN! THE CORE ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE:

This event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in Russell Hall. The show celebrates the lives of four African-American women, including Sojourner Truth, Zora Neale Hurston, Clementine Hunter and Fannie Lou Hamer. The performance is drawn from the spirit of the Deep South, Jazz Age and contemporary concert music by African-Americans. Sponsored by CME. For more information, call 273-2250.

 

FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL:

A screening of "Moolaadè" will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in SRL Room 115. "Moolaadè" is a film by the celebrated Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène, who depicts one woman's struggle to protect girls from the practice of genital mutilation. This film, a Cannes Film Festival award winner, is in Jula and French with English subtitles. Free admission. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/Films.htm.

 

MERYL NORTON HEARST LECTURE SERIES:

Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and Five College 40th Anniversary Professor at Amherst College, will discuss "Who Owns the English Language?" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Stavans is an internationally known, award-winning cultural critic, linguist, translator and short-story writer. His work focuses on language, identity, politics and history. The lecture will be followed by a discussion and a book signing. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/hearst/.

 

TRUMPET RECITAL:

Faculty artist Randy Grabowski will perform with guest artist trumpeter Susan Rider at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free to the public.

 

ENCHILADA LUNCHEON:

The Hispanic Latino Student Union will host an Enchilada Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the CME on Thursday, Feb. 22. The entree includes two cheese enchiladas, rice, beans and a drink. Each plate will cost $5.50. The food will be home made and everyone is welcome. If you have any questions, e-mail yvettep@uni.edu.

 

'THE WRESTLING SEASON':

"The Wrestling Season," by Laurie Brooks, will take place Thursday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, Feb. 25, and Wednesday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 4, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. A group of high-school students wrestle, both realistically and metaphorically, with the rumor, social structure, assumptions and truths shared and exchanged among themselves. Recommended for ages 13 and above. Presented by Theatre UNI and Sturgis Youth Theatre. Tickets: $12 adults, $8 youth, and free for UNI students. For more information, call 3-6381 or visit http://www.theatreuni.com.

 

BILL McANALLY LECTURE:

From 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the CEEE Auditorium, Bill McAnally, an instructor at Iowa Central Community College, will provide an overview of several types of energy-efficient building alternatives including structural insulated panels, advanced framing, frost-free foundations, ICF foundations and drainage planes. A live streaming video of the lecture will be available at http://www.uni.edu/ceee.

 

JOIN MCLEOD CROWD:

Hey UNI students -- join the McLeod crowd. Help cheer the men’s basketball team to victory in the final home game of the season at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. Access your free ticket (with uCard) at www.unipanthers.com. Click on UNI Students in the right column. Contact the ticket office at 273-3663 with questions.

 

QUEEN IDA AND THE BON TEMPS ZYDECO BAND:

This performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the GBPAC. This high-energy performance is sponsored by Signs and Designs. The lobby will be transformed into a jazz club with live music. Keep people guessing by wearing your best Mardi Gras mask. Prepare your tastebuds for a traditional New Orleans-style meal. Find a baby in your King Cake and you'll be crowned king or queen of the ball! Preshow activities begin at 6 p.m. and the preshow meal includes shrimp creole on rice, crescent roll, king cake, coffee and iced tea. For tickets, call 273-4tix.

 

UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL YOUTH ORCHESTRA:

The annual spring concert of the Northern Iowa Youth Orchestra will take place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This orchestra features ninth through 12th grade students from the area, performing under the direction of Jason Weinberger. This event is free to the public.

 

LEONTYNE PRICE HONORED AT THE CME:

The American operatic voice of her time, Leontyne Price celebrated her 80th birthday Saturday, Feb. 10. In recognition of her contributions to the world of music, come to the CME from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25. The event, sponsored by the UNI School of Music's George Walker Society of Music, features an exhibit of her career through DVD presentation, books, and recordings, with classical performances interspersed to honor her.

 

DANCE MASTER CLASS OFFERED:

Orchesis Dance Company will present a master class in musical theatre/jazz dance style with Tom Pardoe at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in the WRC 185/187. Please wear black dance wear and jazz shoes. Learn an original Broadway audition for "Chicago." Cost is $3 for UNI students and $5 for non-students. Exact amount or checks are accepted. For more information contact Michelle Ozmun at 273-3560.

 

OPPOSING VIEWS: SHOULD UNI SELL SWEATSHOP-PRODUCED APPAREL?:

"Should UNI sell sweatshop-produced apparel?" is the topic for a pro and con discussion from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Seerley 115. Talking points for both sides will be provided. Sponsored by UNI American Democracy Project's Civic Discourse and Opposing Views series. The purpose of the series is to encourage civil dialogue on current controversies. For more information, call 273-6898 or Perreault@UNI.edu.

 

KAPPA DELTA PI T-SHIRT SALE:

T-shirts, sweatshirts, scrubs, buttons and bumperstickers are all for sale to support the education and service projects of Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, and Wednesday, Feb. 28, SEC second-floor lobby.

 

EILEEN IVERS & IMMIGRANT SOUL PERFORMING AT GBPAC:

The performance takes place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2. Eileen Ivers is hailed as one of the great innovators and pioneers in the Celtic- and world-music genres. She will change the way you think about the violin. The luck of the Irish will be with you when you celebrate St. Patrick's Day early at the preshow party beginning at 6 p.m. Enjoy a local Celtic band and top it off with a pint of Irish beer. Preshow meal includes shepard's pie, Irish soda bread, oatmeal raisin cookie, coffee or tea. For tickets call 273-4tix.

 

KING ARTHUR SCHOLAR TO VISIT UNI:

An interdisciplinary conference, "Culture and the Medieval King,” will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 2. Arthurian scholar E. Kay Harris will present the key address at noon, in SAB 102. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/~utz/cv/cvarthur/index.html, or contact Richard Utz at 273-3879.

 

DR. SEUSS WANTS YOU...TO CELEBRATE HIS BIRTHDAY:

This special event will take place Saturday, March 3, at the University Museum. Dr. Seuss costumes are encouraged. K- through sixth-graders may be dropped off at 9 a.m. and picked up at noon. The fee is $10 for Friends' members; $12 nonmembers. RSVP 273-2188 by Feb. 28.

 

MAN OF LA MANCHA TAKES THE STAGE AT THE GBPAC:

This five-time, Tony Award-winning production will take place at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, March 4. The centuries-old tale of Don Quixote is told many ways, but none can compare to this lavish and triumphant Broadway musical hit. For tickets call 273-4tix.

 

MERCE CUNNINGHAM DANCE CO. RESIDENCY ACTIVITIES:

Merce Cunningham, a prominent figure in contemporary arts, has performed and choreographed modern dance for more than 50 years. A multi-disciplinary artist, Cunningham has collaborated with musician John Cage, visual artist Robert Rauschenberg and dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov. Residency activities include showing of the film "Merce Cunningham: A Lifetime of Dance" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Kamerick Auditorium. For more information, visit http://www.gbpac.com/season/artists/merce.shtml.

 

SAVE THE DATE:

David Vaughan, Merce Cunningham Dance Company Archivist, will discuss "The Visual Art of Movement" from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, March 19, in the Kamerick Auditorium. The company performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the GBPAC. For more information, visit http://www.gbpac.com/season/artists/merce.shtml.

 

THE WRECKERS IN CONCERT AT UNI:

Panther Productions presents The Wreckers in concert with special guests The Wrights, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in the West Gym. Tickets are $15 for students (limit two tickets per student) and $20 for general public. Tickets go on sale Feb. 26 at all UNITix locations (UNI-Dome and GBPAC), by phone 273-4Tix or online at www.tickets.uni.edu.


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