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Monday, Sept. 10
President Allen has appointed a committee to conduct a national search for the position currently titled "provost and vice president for academic affairs." Reinhold Bubser, interim dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and professor of modern languages, will serve as committee chair. The committee's first meeting was Sept. 7. See the committee list at http://www.uni.edu/provostsearch/committee.shtml.
The UNI Alumni Association will present the 2007 Heritage Honours Awards during a reception as part of Homecoming 2007, at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, at the GBPAC.
Alumni Achievement Award: Judge Jon Scoles, '73, is Federal Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Iowa.
Alumni Service Award: Rodney Foster,'83, a partner in the Des Moines office of McGladrey & Pullen, LLP and managing director of RSM McGladrey, Inc.
Young Alumni Award: Troy Dannen,'89, is Executive Director of the Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union, the only organization in the nation solely devoted to interscholastic competition for girls.
For a complete look at the Homecoming schedule, visit http://www.uni.edu/homecoming.
Waterloo Community Schools are actively seeking mentors for the district’s school-based mentoring programs. Mentoring occurs on school premises each week for 30 to 45 minutes. A year-long commitment is requested, but not required. For further information, contact Kerri Klopton at email@example.com or http://www.iowabigs.org.
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.
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.'"
The UNI Today alumni magazine goes to nearly 100,000 alumni twice a year. As UNI's premier communication vehicle, it's the best way to involve and inform alumni and friends about what UNI graduates are doing in the world. A recent readership survey shows that the magazine is widely read and very well received. Our readership informs us that they have a high level of interest in alumni profiles. If you know of an alum with a compelling story, tell us about it. Make suggestions to the NIT advisory board by filling out the online form at http://www.unialum.org/proserv/suggestion.shtml.
The College of Education has released the second issue of UNI's College of Education "Excellence in Teacher Education" electronic magazine. The magazine provides news about UNI's teacher-education program to current, past and prospective students and provides a forum for teacher education professionals to share information with others. Visit http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/uni/coe-fall07/.
Emerging Iowa Artists applications for the 2008 Des Moines Arts Festival are available at http://www.zapplication.org/. Application deadline is Oct. 26. The EIA program gives 24 currently enrolled or recently graduated Iowa college students an opportunity to promote their talents and sell their artwork during the nationally recognized festival. The 2008 Des Moines Arts Festival is scheduled for June 27-29. For more information, visit http://www.desmoinesartsfestival.org or contact Rebecca Schultze at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Greater Des Moines Partnership's Young Professionals Connection presents the 2007 Four Hire! competition. Four Hire! gives college seniors in Iowa the chance to compete for positions with four of Des Moines' premiere companies. The competition is inspired by the popular television show, "The Apprentice." Students who are interested in pursuing positions in communications, engineering, insurance, marketing, project management, Web design, technology or sales are encouraged to visit http://www.fourhiredm.com for more information. The application deadline is Oct. 1.
Learn the basics of starting a small business from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, in BCS 030. Advance registration required. Call 273-JPEC or e-mail email@example.com.
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.
The Fall Career Fair will take place from 2 to 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, in the UNI-Dome. More than 170 organizations and graduate/professional schools will visit with students. All majors, freshmen through seniors, graduate students and alumni are welcome. Students who attend are eligible to win a bike valued at $400 from Europa Cycle. For more information, or for a list of participants, visit http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/events/career/careerfair/fall.html.
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.
An Entrepreneurship Symposium will take place from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Maucker Union. The featured speaker provides financial services for high net worth individuals and a panel of female entrepreneurs includes a chiropractor, a race car driver, a boxer, a web designer, a realtor, a marketing and public relations company owner, and an e-commerce company owner. Advanced registration is encouraged. Free. To register, or for more information, call 273-JPEC, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.jpec.org/esymp.htm.
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 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. Contact Yana Cornish at email@example.com or 273-7078.
Monitor your progress throughout the program by going to MyUNIverse, My Personal Records, UNITED (UNI Teacher Education Data system). This is a change of address from last year.
Career Services is sponsoring the Kaplan Practice Tests Saturday, Oct. 20, in the SEC. Students considering graduate or professional school have the opportunity to take a practice test and receive feedback on their test scores. Pre-register at http://www.kaptest.com/practice for the GRE (General), GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m., and testing begins at 10:30 a.m. Free.
The UNI College Republicans will meet at 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. Meet and greet fellow college Republicans and get involved.
UNI Students for John McCain will meet at 8:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10, behind Chats in Maucker Union, and at 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, in the University Room North, lower level Maucker Union. Get information about the senator and get your questions answered. Find out about McCain's upcoming visit to Waterloo. A short video will be shown and treats will be provided. For more information, contact Julia Ruetten at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/.
Would you like to volunteer in the community and make a difference in the lives of families in need? Attend the first UNI Habitat for Humanity meeting at 9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, in CBB 126. The UNI chapter of Habitat for Humanity provides students many different opportunities to build houses with Habitat, volunteer in the community, meet a lot of great people and even travel over spring break to build a house in another state. Pizza will be provided. For more information, e-mail Curt Aucutt at email@example.com.
A Target information session will take place from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, in CBB 127. This meeting will give you the opportunity to see a company like no other, ask questions, and learn about all the rewards Target has to offer. Snacks will be provided.
The Anthropology Association will meet at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the ITTC 338. We will be discussing what the club will do for rest of the year.
The Daniel Webster Law Society will hold its first meeting of the year at 7 p.m., Wednesday Sept. 12, in Sabin Hall, Room 207. In addition to discussing the year's plans, Professor Scott Peters will give a presentation and Q&A on preparing for law school. DWLS is a student organization for anyone interested in law or attending law school. All students are invited.
All majors are welcome to attend the Society for Human Resource Management meeting at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, in CBB 227. SHRM officers will discuss the benefits of joining and participating in this professional organization and a UNI alumni and SHRM, who is a recruiter for Principal, will present on how to make the most of a career fair. Sub sandwiches will be served.
A CEO meeting will take place from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, in BCS 30. A winner of the T-shirt design contest will be decided, and the Iowa Venture Capital & Entrepreneur Conference that will take place in Des Moines on Oct. 10 will be discussed. Call 273-JPEC for details. For more information, contact Laurie Watje at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-2020.
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):
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.
The Tallgrass Prairie Center will hold a Fall Open House from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19. Faculty, friends, staff and students are invited to come and learn about the center's programs and projects. Visit with staff, view the facilities, the prairie landscape and enjoy some refreshments. For more information contact Ryan Welch at email@example.com or 273-3828.
Help welcome Pastor Scott Duffus to the Lutheran Student Center as he accepts the call as full-time pastor. An installation service will take place at 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the LSC. A reception preceeding the service will take place at 8:45 p.m. The Lutheran Student Center is located on the corner of College Street and University Avenue.
Learn, observe and even participate in this demonstration/workshop on this culturally and historically significant form of art. This workshop will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the UNI Memorial Garden. Sponsored by the Capoeira Club, Little Brazil and the CME. Contact Lydia Roberts at 273-2250 or visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.
The Second City, the premier training ground for the comedy world's 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.
QUARTET FOR THE END OF TIME
Winner of seven Tony Awards,® "Evita" will take place at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23, in the GBPAC Great Hall. "Evita" is a must-see Broadway production with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The performance is sponsored by Buzz H. M. Anderson & Faye Martin Anderson and is part of Holiday Inn Broadway Series. For tickets, or for more information, call 273-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com. UNI students receive a 50 percent discount with a valid student ID.
Panther Productions presents Switchfoot and Relient K in concert with special guests Ruth at 7:30 p.m., Friday Oct. 19, in McLeod Center. Tickets are $20 for students (limit 4 tickets per student) and $25 for general public, plus fees. Tickets are on sale now at all UNItix locations (UNI-Dome, McLeod Center and GBPAC), by phone 273-4TIX or online at http://www.tickets.uni.edu.
Join the dancers and musicians from Shakti Dance Company for a one-hour workshop, Bharata Natyam: Dance of India, at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, at the CME. Explore the rich tradition of this classical dance style from southern India. Dancers and musicians will demonstrate this traditional art form and will conduct a question and answer session. For more information, call 273-3679.
A discussion of "The Middle of Everywhere: The World's Refugees Come To Our Town" by
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.
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.
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.
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.
Help your student group start off with a bang this semester by getting all of the details needed to successfully fundraise for your events. "Money for the Mission: Getting Funds for Your Student Organization's Diverse Activities" will take place from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, in the CME (109 MAU). Free refreshments and door prizes. RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 12 by e-mailing email@example.com. Open to all student organization members. Complimentary information packet included for those who attend.
An interactive discussion in which diverse students share and answer questions on their experiences and life at a "majority" university will take place from 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, at the CME (109 MAU). For more information, contact Lydia Roberts at 273-2250 or visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.
ON CAMPUS DINING:
Essentials in Maucker Union features a cereal-to-go bar. Choose from 12 different Kelloggs and General Mills cereals plus a variety of toppings. Earn a free bag of cereal after the 10th purchase. Stop by Essentials in Maucker Union to get a punch card today.
Check out the new custom coffee flavor at Chats in Maucker Union. This private blend, exclusive to Chats, is called Buzz Session. Chats opens at 7 a.m. each weekday and carries fresh bakery items, a full selection of beverages and smoothies plus lunch and snack foods. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/placestoeat/restaurants.htm.
Café Fresco in Maucker Union features specialty sandwiches, panini sandwiches, salads and wraps. Explore new flavor combinations with this all-new menu. Choose the sandwich and soup/salad combos for a great value. Café Fresco opens weekdays at 10:30 a.m. and remains open until 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
September is fruit and vegetable month. Watch for passive programming on campus for tips on getting more in your meal. A "fruit booth" will be set up outside the Student Health Clinic from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., (or while supplies last) Tuesday, Sept. 11. Stop by for a piece of free fruit and information. Brought to you by UNI Health Education in Action, University Health Services.
Entry forms are available in the WRC 101 during the week of Sept. 10. Tournament entries are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the WRC 101. A tournament bracket will be posted after 9 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21, in the WRC. Tournament play will take place at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Intramural Fields. There is an entry fee of $20 per team. Open to students, faculty, staff, spouses and retirees.
A managers' meeting will take place at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, in the SEC, Room 252. A make-up manager meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m., Monday, Sept. 24, in the WRC 150, or at 3:15 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the WRC 103. Registration will take place Monday, Sept. 24 and Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the WRC 101. Sign up for Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday at 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. (Co-rec is at 3:30 p.m. only.) League play starts Tuesday, Oct. 2.
The UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers will host free recreational folk dancing from 6 to 7 p.m., on the first and third Thursday of every month, in the WRC 185/187.
Fitness and leisure classes are still available. The fee is $37 to $47 for the whole semester. Classes are walking distance from your dorm or office. There is a lot of variety with 56 different sections and qualified instructors to motivate you. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec or pick up a brochure in WRS.
Rape Aggression Defense, or RAD, is a self-defense program for women based on teaching simple techniques to improve personal safety. UNI Public Safety will hold the RAD self-defense class from 8:15 to 9:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 9 through Nov. 13. The fee for the 12 classes is $15. To sign up, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis/ or go to the WRC 101.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-7167. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/PT/index.html.
Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/ and click on WRS hours.
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.
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