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MyUNIverse News is the official UNI news source for students. It is distributed each Monday during the academic year by the Office of University Marketing & Public Relations. Information is also available on the MyUNIverse Web site at: http://myuniverse.uni.edu Information presented will include announcements about campus programs, financial aid, employment, building hours, student resources and events. Click on the links provided for more information.
 
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Monday, Sept. 3

NEWS:

PARKING LOT/STREET CLOSINGS:

The B gravel parking lot and the sorority parking lot on 22nd Street are closed, due to site work for housing relocations associated with the construction of the parking deck and transit facility to be constructed next year. In addition, the east half of the Commons A/B lot will be closed Thursday, Sept. 6 due to moving the Alpha Phi house to 22nd Street.

Also associated with these moves, 22nd Street between Merner Avenue and Campus Street will be closed for approximately three weeks starting Tuesday, Sept. 4.  Access to Camp Adventure will be maintained via Campus Street.

 

WEEKEND PARKING:

Do you know where your car is parked? Many cars with C permits have been parked overnight in restricted areas of the North Dome lot. If you live in the residence halls, make sure your car isn't parked in A or B areas during restricted times. CP permit holders can park in C or R parking areas. C permit holders can park in R parking areas as well as C areas. Check the placement of your window sticker. It should be stuck to the lower left (driver's side) of the windshield. Hanging permits should be hung on the rearview mirror facing the front of the vehicle. Keep your vehicle locked at all times. If you have questions about parking, call the Parking Division at 273-3179 or 273-7093.

 

ROD LIBRARY ADDS HOURS ON SATURDAYS:

Rod Library has changed its Saturday hours of operation. Effective immediately, normal Saturday hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. This change was made in response to many student comments requesting earlier hours on Saturdays.

 

PAY YOUR E-BILL ONLINE:

University bills can now be paid online with an e-check. Go to MyUNIverse, under My Personal Records, select "Pay My E-bill." For more information, call 273-2164 or e-mail accounts.receivable@uni.edu.

 

INTERCOLLEGIATE ACADEMICS FUND:

The Intercollegiate Academics Fund (IAF) is a yearly allocation of Student Activity Fee money that exists to promote and support intercollegiate academic experiences for UNI students. The first funding request deadline is Thursday, Sept. 6. IAF Guidelines and Fund Request Forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/iaf or from the Forms Repository. For more information, contact Cheryl Nedrow at cheryl.nedrow@uni.edu or 273-2519.

 

SMOKE-FREE BUILDING ENTRANCES:

To accommodate the needs and interests of smokers and non-smokers at UNI, one entrance at each university academic building has been designated as smoke-free. The smoke-free entrance will typically be the handicapped accessible entrance. The policy, which can be found at http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/810.shtml, states "Smoking outside buildings is permitted, except near fresh air intakes and near designated smoke free entrances to buildings marked 'No Smoking.'"

 

HANISH NAMED ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR OUTREACH AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

Jan Hanish has been named assistant vice president for outreach and special programs. The appointment was effective Aug. 13. Since July 2006, she had served as interim vice president for educational and student services. The majority of her time will be spent working with various university departments to develop and maintain relationships between the university and the Cedar Valley community. Her office is in the CET; phone number is 273-3526. See full news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3114

AUDITIONS/TRYOUTS:

HALF MASTED 3.2 AUDITIONS:

Half Masted 3.2, UNI's Improv Comedy Troupe, is conducting auditions at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, and Wednesday, Sept. 5. Sign up for one of the two days at the Interpreter's Theater in Lang 040 by Monday, Sept. 3.

 

TRY-OUTS FOR TC PANTHER:

Open try-outs for TC Panther will be held the week of Sept. 3. Informational meeting is 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, in the Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge. For more information, contact Nate Clayberg (spirit squad coordinator) at nate.clayberg@uni.edu.

 

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

MOCK INTERVIEWS AND RESUME CRITIQUES:

Mock Interviews and Resume Critiques will take place Tuesday, Sept. 11, through Thursday, Sept. 13. Practice with professionals from 16 businesses and organizations to find out what employers think of your resume and interview skills. Login to CareerLink to select the employer(s) and time of your choice. This event is open to all majors, freshmen through graduate students. Deadline for reserving an interview slot is Friday, Sept. 7. For more information, contact Laura Wilson in Career Services at laura.wilson@uni.edu.

 

ATTENTION: FRESHMEN SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE:

A new statewide scholarship program is available to assist with educational expenses during this academic year. Up to $6,269 for your first academic year would be available through The All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship. Application deadline is Oct. 1. The scholarship is designed to assist students with financial need. Funding is limited, with priority going to students who have participated in a high school TRIO program. For an application, visit https://www.iowaonline.state.ia.us/csac/aios/aios.asp.

 
HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS:

Learn the basics of starting a small business from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, in BCS 030. Advanced registration required. Call 273-JPEC or e-mail jpec@uni.edu.

 
RESUMANIA!:

Career Services staff and Aegon employers will host a panel discussion and resume critiques from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Bring a resume and be entered into a grand prize drawing. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/careerservices.

 

SUCCESS WORKSHOP:

Do you need to learn more about time management systems, electronic to-do lists, and meeting academic deadlines? A free Time Management Workshop will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, in the ITTC 28. To register, call 273-2346. Success Workshops are sponsored by the Center for Academic Achievement and Student Support Services.

 

TAKING LECTURE NOTES WORKSHOP:

Do you need to learn more about lecture note styles and how to schedule note reviews? A free Taking Lecture Notes Workshop will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, the ITTC 28. Register by calling 273-2346. Success workshops are sponsored by the Center for Academic Achievement and Student Support Services.

 

BLACKBOARD PORTFOLIO:

Interested in developing an electronic portfolio? Faculty and students may request a Blackboard Portfolio account at http://webct.uni.edu/forms/portfolio_request.html. ITS-Educational Technology will host several opportunities for "Getting Started with Your Electronic Portfolio." To see the October workshop calendar, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml. For more information, call 273-2309.

 

APPLIED MEDIA CREDIT:

ITS Educational Technology is seeking seven energetic students to operate UNI’s Cable TV System. The position provides one credit-hour (working for 50 hours) in Applied Media for fall 2007. Responsibilities include management, programming, production and promotion. Contact Joyce Chen at chen@uni.edu if interested in this Applied Media credit.

 

LEXISNEXIS ACADEMIC REDESIGN:

LexisNexis has redesigned the interface for LexisNexis Academic. Visit http://0-web.lexis-nexis.com.unistar.uni.edu/universe. The LexisNexis Academic home page links to four short video tutorials on the new interface (see right side of screen). Contact Rod Library if you have questions about search or content http://www.library.uni.edu/ris/ask.shtml.

 

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR:

The UNI Study Abroad Center invites you to explore the world at the International Opportunities Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. The event will offer students international opportunities in more than 60 countries. More than 30 UNI and non-UNI organizations are expected. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad or call 273-7078.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Volunteers are needed to help set up and work at the International Opportunities Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. If you can volunteer for any amount of time, it would be greatly appreciated. Learn about international opportunities available for UNI students and network with outside organizations that deal with travel, work and study abroad. Contact Yana Cornish at yana.cornish@uni.edu or 273-7078.

 

MEETINGS:

CIRCLE K MEETING:

Circle K will meet at 5 p.m. every Wednesday in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. Circle K members volunteer throughout the school year in the Cedar Valley area, helping all types of groups and individuals. For more information, contact Julia Ruetten at jquinnr@uni.edu.

 

STUDENT HEALTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING:

The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is a group of students working with the Student Health Clinic, Wellness and Recreation Services and the Counseling Center to help make decisions that affect UNI students and student health. The goal is to provide a good representation of what students at UNI want to see happen now and in the future regarding Student Health Services. All majors are welcome to attend an informational meeting at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, in the Student Health Clinic Conference Room. For more information, contact Diane at diane23@uni.edu or Dana at dhubbard@uni.edu.

 

CEO MEETING:

A new member meeting, homecoming T-shirt design contest and drawing for $50 gift certificate will take place at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 5, in BCS 30. For more information, e-mail laurie.watje@uni.edu or call 273-2020 or 273-JPEC.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN POLAND:

Learn more from representatives from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and the University of Krosno from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Sept. 6, at the College Eye Room in Maucker Union.

 

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION/ INTERNSHIPS MEETING:

Seeking information on cooperative education or internships? Attend an orientation meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10; 4 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20; or 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3. Meetings will take place in CBB 109. Learn about benefits of internships, application process, locating an internship, and possible credit for a job you have now. For more information, contact UNI Cooperative Education/Internship Program (Baker 214) at 273-6041 or http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/co-op/.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN NICARAGUA:

An exploratory meeting for study abroad summer 2008, in Nicaragua, will take place at 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13 in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. This trip is designed for students in the following areas of study: social work, communication science & disorders, Spanish language and global health. Students have an opportunity to work with children in orphanages with disabilities and visit organizations addressing Nicaraguan social problems.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

ALPHA XI DELTA SORORITY EVENTS:

Tuesday, Sept. 4: Craft Night; Wednesday, Sept. 5: Scene-It; Thursday, Sept. 6: ice cream sundaes; Monday, Sept. 10: spa night; Tuesday, Sept. 11: music videos; Wednesday, Sept. 12: TV show. All events begin at 8 p.m. (unless otherwise noted), at the Alpha Xi Delta sorority house (2410 College St.) For more information, contact alphaxideltauni@gmail.com.

 

VOLUNTEER FAIR:

The American Humanics Student Organization and the Volunteer Center of the Cedar Valley will host the annual Volunteer Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. It will be a great opportunity to find a volunteer project.

 

BRAZILIAN DINNER:

Kick off Diversity Week by joining the UNI Portuguese Club for a Brazilian dinner Sunday, Sept. 9, at 2610 College St., Apt 5. Bring friends, food to share and ideas for the semester. For more information, e-mail mgm454@uni.edu or call 290-7799.

 

DIVERSITY WEEK-- SEPT. 9 THROUGH 15:

Diversity Week is a celebration to promote cross-cultural awareness and appreciation; to address barriers to social justice, equality and equity; and to foster change toward a more inclusive pluralistic community. Featured will be a cultural festival, speakers, panel discussions, music, dance demonstrations and more. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and in part by the Student Involvement and Activities Center. Contact Lydia Roberts at 273-2250 or visit http://www.uni.edu/cme/dw07_events.htm#monday.

 

BUS TRIP TO SIX FLAGS - SEPT. 15:

Tickets are on sale in the Student Involvement & Activities Center. Cost is $25 for students; $30 for guests. Transportation to and from, as well as admission to the park, is provided. Cash or check only. Must have money at time of sign-up to reserve a spot. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

PERFORMING ARTS:

THEATRE UNI PRESENTS DESIGN PRESENTATIONS FOR FALL PLAYS:

Join Theatre UNI for previews of the scenic, lighting, costume and makeup design for Shakespeare's comedy, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is free.

 

CLINT BLACK TO APPEAR AT GBPAC:

One of country music's most celebrated performers, Clint Black, will be in concert at the GBPAC at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7. Laura Bryna will open for Black. Performance sponsors are John Deere Operations and iwireless. Join your friends on the lawn of the Gallagher-Bluedorn for a country BBQ starting at 6 p.m. Meal tickets are $10 and must be purchased no later than one week prior to the show. For tickets or more information call 3-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com. UNI students receive a 50 percent discount with a valid student ID, or can purchase $5 student rush tickets to select performances not sold out on the day of the show.

 

NO SHAME THEATRE FRIDAY, SEPT. 7:

Open mic night meets improv comedy meets poetry slam meets juggling meets Your Mom jokes. Any type of expression is welcome. The rules to perform at No Shame are: all pieces must be original and scripted; pieces may not exceed five minutes in length; and no piece may harm the space or its occupants. No Shame Theatre will take place at 10 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7, in the CAC, Room 108. Those interested in performing should show up at 9:30 to sign up. Admission is free. For more information, e-mail noshamecf@hotmail.com.

 

 

SECOND CITY COMES TO UNI:

The Second City, the premier training ground for the comedy worlds' best and brightest, will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, in the GBPAC Great Hall. See hilarious satire and cutting-edge improvisation. The performance is sponsored by Dyton and OnMedia. For tickets or more information call 273-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.

UNI students receive a 50 percent discount with a valid student ID, or can purchase $5 student rush tickets to select performances not sold out on the day of the show.

 

STEVIE WONDER JAMZ:

Bring and enjoy your lunch to the sights and sounds of the music of Stevie Wonder. Learn about and enjoy DVDs and CDs of Stevie Wonder's enduring contribution to American music and culture. Sponsored by the George Walker Society. This event will take place from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, at the CME. For more information, contact Celeste Bembry at celeste.bembry@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

BODY ART: ADORNMENT ACROSS CULTURES:

Exhibit opens Monday, Sept. 10, at the University Museum. From Africa, Asia and South America to the Cedar Valley, discover how and why people decorate their bodies. An opening reception will take place Wednesday, Sept. 12; at 6 p.m., tour the museum's exhibit and celebrate those involved in its production, and at 7:15 p.m. travel to the GBPAC Davis Hall to enjoy a multi-media performance created by UNI instructor Harvey Hess, featuring the work of body artist Dennis DiDominicus.

 

ROALD GUNDERSEN TO SPEAK AT CEEE:

A speaker on Whole Tree Design will discuss an energy-efficient construction method using trees to replace or reduce the use of steel, concrete and other non-renewable resources. As a part of the Center for Energy and Environmental Education speaker’s series, Roald Gundersen will speak from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, in the CEEE auditorium. The series is free and open to the public. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/building_for_future.htm.

 

TOWN HALL MEETING ON DIVERSITY AT UNI:

From 2 to 3:15 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10, at the CME (109 MAU) faculty, staff and students will have the opportunity to ask questions of an expert on diversity in higher education, J. Herman Blake, vice president of Scholars for Educational Excellence and Diversity, Inc.

 

THE HISTORY OF HYSTERIA:

Catherine MacGillivray, UNI associate professor English, will present "The History of Hysteria," at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10, in Seerley 115. This is the initial lecture in the UNI History Club's History of Sexuality Lecture Series. Free and open to the public.

 

DIVERSITY WEEK KEYNOTE SPEAKER WILL DISCUSS 'DIVERSITY AT UNI: OPPORTUNITY AND CHALLENGE':

Hear J. Herman Blake, vice president of Scholars for Educational Excellence and Diversity, Inc., share his perspective on UNI's progress and challenges related to diversity. Where has UNI excelled and where and how can it improve? This discussion will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at the CME (109 MAU). A reception will follow.

 

EFFORTS TOWARD EQUITY IN THE CEDAR VALLEY: A COMMUNITY PANEL DISCUSSION:

A community panel will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the CME (109 MAU). A reception will follow. Invited panelists include Cedar Falls Mayor Jon Crews, State Rep. Deborah Berry, Executive Director for the Waterloo Commission on Human Rights David Meeks, Director for Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration Mark Grey, Rev. Belinda Creighton-Smith and El Centro Latinoamericano Executive Director Kimberly Hernandez. Sponsored by the CME and the Student Involvement and Activities Center. For more information, contact Lydia Roberts at 273-2250 or visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

WRC INTRAMURAL 100/200 MILE RUN/WALK FITNESS CLUB:

Registration begins Monday, Sept. 10, and remains open for the remainder of the fall semester. Everyone must complete a registration form. The entry fee is $10 per person. The event begins once you have registered. The deadline for completing the mileage is Friday, Nov. 30. After successful completion, you will receive an Intramural 100 or 200 Club T-shirt. Open to students, faculty and staff.

 

OPEN CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:

Tournament entries are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, in WRC 101. A tournament bracket will be posted after 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6. Tournament play will take place at 1:15 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 15. The entry fee is $20 per team. Open to students, faculty and staff.

 

INTRAMURAL GOLF TOURNAMENT:

Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 10 through Sept. 12, in the WRC 101. The event will take place from noon to 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 16, at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course. Greens fees are $13.

 

KOMEN ON THE GO TOUR VISITS UNI:

This community educational tour is part of the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s efforts to engage all generations in the fight against breast cancer. The tour features a colorful cruiser with computer kiosks, informational materials about breast cancer, breast self-examination guides and more. Prizes and giveaways are available as well as extra credit for personal wellness students. The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Maucker Union Courtyard near the fountain. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 

EXERCISE ADHERENCE:

If you struggle with exercise adherence or just not sure what to do, then a personal trainer is the answer. Your personal trainer will design a program with your specific goals in mind, motivate and educate you. Contact WRS Personal Fitness Coordinator Kristy Leen at kristy.leen@uni.edu or 273-7167. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/PT/index.html.

 

WRC INTRAMURAL FUN RUN:

Registration takes place from 3 to 3:45 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7, in the WRC 101. Contestants should report to the starting area by 3:55 p.m. The race begins at 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7, on the intramural fields west of the UNI-Dome.

 

WRS HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

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

 

PERSONAL TRAINERS WANTED:

The Wellness and Recreation Center is looking for motivated students who want to become a personal trainer. Classes are from 4 to 5:30 p.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays, in the WRC 252. Classes start Tuesday, Sept. 18. For more information, contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167.

HOURS

WELLNESS RECREATION CENTER:

Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/ and click on WRS hours.

 

HEALTH BEAT HOURS FOR FALL 2007:

The Health Beat located in Maucker Union is open for use 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday.

 

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS:
http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/

 

CHANGE IN LIBRARY HOURS FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours_special.shtml#labor

 

 

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