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Monday, February 26, 2007
The next e-bill is due Wednesday, March 7. Check MyUNIverse to see if there is an amount that is due. Accounts must be current to register for summer classes.
To view library hours for spring break, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#spring.
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 general elections start at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27 and continue through 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 on MyUNIverse. Students will vote for student body president/vice-president and senators. Other election issues include NISG constitutional changes, smoking on campus and establishment of a prep week before finals. For more information, contact NISG at 273-2650 or www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg.
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.cedarfallsragbrai.org/.
The Graduate College is pleased to announce the release of the newest issue of The Graffito online newsletter. The Graffito provides information helpful to UNI graduate students and highlights some of the many accomplishments of graduate students throughout the university. Read the current issue at http://www.grad.uni.edu/graffito/default.htm.
Every year 78,000 pedestrians are injured in accidents involving vehicles. Pedestrians can be judged negligent if they ignore the "Do Not Walk" sign, fail to use the marked cross walks, dart in front of a vehicle, or walk on a street when a sidewalk is available. Don’t risk getting injured. Follow pedestrian rules.
Identify frostbite by the hard, pale and cold quality of the skin that has been exposed to the cold. As the area thaws, it becomes red and painful. Seek medical attention at the Student Health Clinic if you believe you have frostbite. To avoid frostbite, wear layers to keep warm and dry, cover skin, especially on windy days, and eat nutritious foods for warmth and energy.
Did you receive a printed letter inviting you to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement? The survey will be sent to student UNI e-mail accounts, so make sure your mailbox is not too full. For more information on NSSE and the prize drawing for participants, visit http://www.uni.edu/assessment/studentinformation.shtml.
Do you have the greatest supervisor on campus? Nomination forms are available for the 2006-2007 Student Employer of the Year. The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 12. For more information, or for a copy of the nomination form, visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid/pdf/employer-of-year.pdf
UNI's Writing Center is seeking exceptional writers in all majors who have the desire and ability to coach others toward success. These are paid positions offering International College Reading and Learning Association training and certification, as well as meaningful credentials for resumes in all fields. Pick up an application in the ITTC, Room 008, or print one from the Services page at http://fp.uni.edu/writingcenter/. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Institute runs from Aug. 5 through Aug. 10 at the Lakeside Lab at Lake Okoboji. This program is an intensive week of entrepreneurship, small business development and venture management. Many prominent business leaders engage with students throughout the week. Eight UNI students will be selected to participate with 24 students from other Iowa colleges. The UNI JPEC pays each UNI student's tuition for 3 credit hours, lodging and food. Juniors and seniors with interest will be given preference. An essay and interview are required for consideration to be selected. Applications and essays are due March 15 to CBB 264. For an application, visit http://www.jpec.org/oko.htm. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 273-7350.
UNI Connection offers scholarships for undergraduate students whose education has been interrupted by family or other responsibilities. Applicants must plan to enroll for six hours per semester. Application guidelines and forms can be obtained at the UNI Financial Aid Office or at http://www.uni.edu/finaid. Application materials must be received by March 31.
Twenty on-campus co-op positions will be available for the 2007-2008 school year. Positions are for two semesters, 14 hours per week. Pay is $8 an hour (total $3,400). These are great resume builder opportunities. Must register with Academic Advising & Career Services and upload a resume into UNI Careerlink. To view application information, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/coop/program/oncampus.html. Students are encouraged to start the application process as soon as possible. For more information, call 273-6041.
The two year scholarships pay full tuition, $450 monthly, and $900 per year for books. Check out the program by attending the Leader’s Training Course for four weeks this summer at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. There is no commitment and all expenses are paid. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/rotc.
Learn about Russia and the opportunities UNI has to offer for study in Russia from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. For more information, contact Study Abroad at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-7078.
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.
Find out about the challenges pre-K through 12 teachers face as they integrate technology and new science- and/or math-based programs into the classroom while still meeting their school’s need to increase student achievement. Award-winning projects, spotlight gallery table displays, spotlight presentations and UNI faculty teaching innovations will be presented from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Sponsored by ITS-Educational Technology. For more information, contact Doreen Hayek at email@example.com or 273-7300.
The Wilson Series in Business Ethics and SAVE present "Your Cubicle or Mine? Sexual Harassment in the Workplace." The interactive workshop will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, in CBB 109. Free and open to the public. Snacks provided. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The spring Job and Internship Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the UNI-Dome. More than 140 employers will visit with UNI students and alumni about internships and full-time jobs. Some will schedule the Spring Interview Day for Wednesday, March 7. To view fair information or employers and the majors they're seeking, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/events/jobinternship/fairorgs2005.htm. Sponsored by Academic Advising & Career Services in 214 East Bartlett. For more information, call 273-6857.
This presentation will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in CBB 3. Learn the basics of creating an effective business plan. Registration is required. For more information, call 273-7350 or e-mail email@example.com.
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.
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.
Registration for tennis and racquetball doubles will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 5, through Wednesday, March 7, in the WRC 101. A tournament bracket will be posted at 1 p.m. Monday, March 19. Play begins Monday, March 19.
Registration for this event will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 5, through Wednesday, March 7, in the WRC 101. Play begins Monday, March 19.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
"Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk" is an art exhibition and historical survey of the work of 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. Sponsored by Humanities Iowa and Veridian Credit Union in association with the UNI Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Attend the customer appreciation carnival at Prexy’s, Chats and Essentials in Maucker Union Monday, Feb. 26, through Friday, March 2. The event will include discounts, games, prizes and daily specials. Stop by for cotton candy on Monday and snow cones on Thursday.
Customer Appreciation Week is Monday, February 26 through Friday, March 2 at Essentials in Maucker Union. Enjoy a full bag of popcorn for half price all week. There will be free ice cream from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday. Wednesday is Lucky Duck Day from 2 to 8 p.m. (pick a lucky duck and win). Enjoy a free bag of peanuts with any beverage purchase on Friday. Stop by and let us thank you.
The UNI School of Music Piano Festival will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Coordinated by Professor of Piano and Collaborative Piano Chair Robin Guy, this festival is an opportunity to learn more about piano at UNI. This event is free.
Eating disorders affect men as well as women. A disc jocky from a popular local radio station and an Allen College nursing student will share their stories of struggle and recovery at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in SEC 246. For more information, contact Joan Thompson, WRS health educator, at 273-2198 or the National Eating Disorder Association at http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org.
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Tom Feldmann will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
The UNI School of Music Choral Invitational Festival will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in the GBPAC Great Hall. Led by Assistant Professor in Choral Conducting and Music Education Brad Barrett, this festival (including performances) is an opportunity to learn more about choral groups at UNI. This event is free.
"Be Comfortable in Your Clothes" will take place Monday, Feb. 26, through Friday, March 2, in the WRC 104. Accept the body that you have and donate clothes that are too big or too small to those in need. An "Eating Attitudes Test" will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the WRC 104. Screenings are also available online at http://www.uni.edu/counseling. Free educational and prevention material will be available all week at a display near the WRC Welcome Desk. For more information, contact Joan Thompson, WRS health educator, at 273-2198. For additional resources, contact the National Eating Disorder Association at http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org.
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.
The film "Delwende" will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in SRL 115. Set in Burkina Faso, "Delwende" is based on a true story about a woman driven out of her village after being wrongly accused of being a witch. The film focuses on the human costs of traditional practices and women’s struggle for justice. The film is in French and Moore with English subtitles. Free admission. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/Films.htm.
The Last Lecture Series invites faculty to present a lecture on any topic that is significant and intriguing to them as if it were their last lecture. The series also helps connect students with the central purpose of a college education --the encouragement of intellectual curiosity. Ralph Scott, professor of educational psychology and foundations, will discuss "Whatever Happened to the 'Science' in 'Social Science?" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Maucker Union Ballroom B. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
A video replay will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the CME (109 MAU). The keynote Speaker is Tim Wise, one of the most prominent anti-racist writers/activists in the U.S. He has spoken in 48 states, on more than 400 college campuses and trained teachers, corporate, government, media and law enforcement officials. Come learn more about what makes us alike and different. Sponsored by the CME. For more information, contact 273-2250.
"The Wrestling Season," by Laurie Brooks, will take place Wednesday, Feb. 28, through Sunday, March 4, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. A group of high-school students wrestle, both realistically and metaphorically, with 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 273-6381 or visit http://www.theatreuni.com.
The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the GBPAC Great Hall. Rebecca Burkhardt will direct the evening's concert, featuring some 70 UNI student musicians. Ticket prices at $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, $6 for non-UNI students and free for UNI students with their uCard. For more information, contact the GBPAC Box Office at 273-7469 or visit http://www.unitix.uni.edu.
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.
At 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, Yu-Ting Su, assistant professor of horn, and Sean Botkin, assistant professor of piano, will collaborate to offer a faculty recital including works from Bach, Schumann and Chopin. This event is free.
Thursdaze's free comedy show, Thursday, March 1 at 9:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Ballroom. Come see Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers, current "Weekend Update" anchor and one of SNL's head writers performs with special guest Tig Notaro from Comedy Central and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Free refreshments provided.
UNI Interpreters Theatre will present "Telling My Way Home" at 7:30 p.m., March 1 through March 3, in Lang Hall 040. Written and performed by Danielle Dick McGeough. Admission is free.
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.
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.
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, March 2, in the CAC Room 108. For more information, contact Christina at email@example.com.
"If we really must use coal for a power plant in Waterloo, why not an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) Power Plant, never a pulverized coal plant?" will be the topic for the second Saturday Science Showcase hosted by the College of Natural Sciences, presented by Recayi Pecen of the Department of Industrial Technology. The event will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3, in the CEEE auditorium, Room 11. The presentations are designed to be of interest and accessible to the general public, high-school age and above. Following the lecture there will be a reception and further discussion.
The symphony showcases their own in an all-orchestral program of works by Satie, Haydn and Shostakovich at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the GBPAC. For tickets, call 273-SHOW or visit http://wcfsymphony.org. Stargazer tickets are available for $20 for this concert.
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.
A Target information session will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, March 5, in CBB 121. Take this opportunity to learn about Target before the Career Fair. For more information, contact Rachael Kueter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The United States of America and the United States of Europe" will be presented by T. R. Reid, Washington Post's Rocky Mountain bureau chief, at 7 p.m. Monday, March 5, in Lang Auditorium. Reid will discuss the state of the European Union and its political, economic and social implications for the United States. With 486 million people in 27 countries, the EU has become the world's biggest single market, with more people, more wealth, more trade, and far more foreign aid donations to developing nations than the U.S. Reid is one of the nation's best-known correspondents through his coverage of global affairs for the Post, his books and films and his light-hearted commentaries on National Public Radio.The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a discussion and book signing. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/hearst/ or call 273-2725.
At 8 p.m. Monday, March 5, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, Assistant Professor of Percussion Randy Hogancamp will lead an evening of percussion sounds with inspiration ranging from Africa to power tools to the Far East. Sing and dance along while the West African Drum Ensemble plays authentic rhythms and instruments from Ghana and Guinea. This event is free.
A film screening of "Games of Love and Chance" will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in SRL 115. Tunisian-born director Abdellatif Kechiche brings us a sensitive portrait of young romance in Paris’s working-class and ethnically diverse suburban projects. The drama of daily life unfolds through the performance of Marivaux’s 18th century play. An award-winning film. Subtitled in English. Free admission.
Join School of Music faculty Chris Merz and Bob Washut for live jazz music from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Bring a friend and grab lunch from Prexy's restaurants and enjoy some great music.
David Sanborn will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the GBPAC. Jazz superstar, master of the saxophone, one of the greatest players of all time, David Sanborn is an artist whose music has inspired countless other musicians while creating a body of work that spans the genres of rock'n'roll, R&B, pop and jazz. Adult tickets: $35, $32, $27, $22, $15; student tickets (with uCard): $17.50, $16, $13.50, $11, $7.50; youth: 20 percent off.
Professor Kanago, co-coordinator of the Economics Seminar Series at UNI, invites the public to attend the presentation of a study called "Assessing the Evidence that a Locally Undesirable Land Use Adversely Affects Nearby House Values: The Case of Swine CAFOs in Iowa" by Professors Hans Isakson (economics) and Mark Ecker (mathematics). The presentation will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in CBB Room 229. This paper reports the results of an analysis of the impact of swine confined animal feedings operations (CAFOs) on local housing values in Black Hawk County. For more information, contact Kanago at 273-2951.
UNI Amnesty International will present a discussion of human rights in Tibet at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 8, in the GBPAC Jebe Hall. While many Tibetans have aspirations for national independence, the government of China has resisted that goal. A presentation entitled "Tibet Today" by a Tibetan human rights activist and discussion will take place. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Amnesty president Shane Callahan at email@example.com.
Don Otto, owner of DPO Construction, will present information on building homes with a small environmental footprint from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the CEEE auditorium. He will discuss design ventilation, insulation durability and more as the second speaker of the Building for the Future lecture series. A live streaming video of each lecture is available at http://www.uni.edu/ceee.
At 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the GBPAC Jebe Hall, touring musician and highly respected music educator Leon W. Couch III will offer a performance on the organ. For more information, visit http://www.profcouch.us. This event is free.
This performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 16. This is the second chapter in the tale that began with "Barber of Seville." Mozart's comic tour-de-force is classical perfection performed by the Bulgarian Opera. Sung by critically-acclaimed artists, this opera is a hilarious and tender exploration of love, infidelity and forgiveness. The lobby will come alive with the sights, sounds and smells of an authentic Italian restaurant. Feast on pasta and listen to the sounds of UNI's best violinist, beginning at 6 p.m. Adult tickets: $35, $32, $27, $22, $15; UNI students (with uCard): $17.50, $16, $13.50, $11, $7.50; youth: 20 percent off.
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 http://www.tickets.uni.edu.
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