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Monday, Sept. 17

NEWS:

HOUSE MOVING RESCHEDULED:

The house moving and associated closure of part of the Commons A/B Lot has been rescheduled. The east end of the Commons A/B Lot is closed and will re-open in the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 17.

Additionally, West 22nd Street has been closed between Merner Avenue and Campus Street and is expected to re-open in about three weeks. During this time, the west end of 22nd Street, at Campus Street, will be partially open only for people living on that block or who have business at Camp Adventure.

 

UNI STUDENT ASSAULTED:

A female UNI student was assaulted at approximately 11 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9, near UNI's West Gym. The student was able to fend off the attacker and escape. She described her attacker as a white male about 6 feet tall with brown hair. Campus patrols have been stepped up. Anyone with information should contact Public Safety.
If students don't have someone to walk with, they can call Public Safety, 273-2712, for an escort.

 

EARTHQUAKE RELIEF EFFORT:

Sigma Delta Pi, the Spanish honor society at UNI, is sponsoring a relief effort for vicitims of the recent earthquake in Peru. Items needed are tents, sleeping bags, blankets, plastic tarps and sweaters or warm clothing (especially for children). These items can be deposited in drop boxes at the Outdoor Rec office in the WRC, at the biology student lounge in McCullum Science Hall and in 234 Baker Hall through Thursday, Sept. 20. For more information contact jennifer.cooley@uni.edu.

 

REFERENCE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE SURVEY:

Rod Library is evaluating software products used for purposes such as organizing publication references and formatting them in bibliographic styles such as APA and MLA. Please complete the following survey, intended to gauge current use and potential interest in this type of product, at http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB226W5AG2SM2.

 

P&S REGENTS STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARDS:

Nominations are being accepted for the 2007 P&S Regents Staff Excellence Awards through Friday, Sept. 21. Nominations can be submitted by visiting the current announcements section in MyUNIverse or by visiting http://www.uni.edu/ps_council/. Take the time to nominate P&S staff who help make UNI a great place to work.

 

EAST BARTLETT VS. BARTLETT HALL:

Bartlett Hall is a part of the Department of Residence and East Bartlett houses administrative offices. When giving directions, be mindful of this information.

 

WATERLOO SCHOOLS NEED MENTORS:

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 Clopton at kerri.clopton@uni.edu or http://www.iowabigs.org.

 

'EXCELLENCE IN TEACHER EDUCATION' ELECTRONIC MAGAZINE:

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/.

 

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

EMERGING IOWA ARTISTS:

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 this 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 rebecca.schultze@uni.edu.

 

WASHINGTON D.C. INTERNSHIPS:

Interested in a spring or summer internship in our nation's capital? Does your resume need a jump start? More than 35,000 students have interned with The Washington Center (TWC). A representative from TWC is available to meet with students Monday, Sept. 17 at the UNI Career Fair, which takes place from 2 to 6 p.m. UNI students have been placed in a variety of internships with TWC including PBS Television, the Department of Defense, EPA, Treasury Dept., and Women for Women International. There are opportunities for all majors and many scholarships available. Housing is arranged. For more information, contact Al Stamberg, Cooperative Education/Internship Program at 273-6398.

 

FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP FOR GRAD STUDENTS:

All graduate students are invited to attend a financial aid workshop from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday, Sept. 24, in the Maucker Union College Eye Room. Discussion topics include alternative loans for graduate students, money management, budgeting and a question and answer session. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to kkuker@uni.edu.

 

CO-OP/INTERNSHIP PROGRAM ORIENTATION MEETINGS:

Seeking information on cooperative education or internships? Attend an orientation meeting from 4 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20 or, from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3. Meetings will be 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 the UNI Cooperative Education/Internship Program (Baker 214) at 273-6041 or visit http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/co-op/.

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

This event will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, in BCS 030. Advance registration required. No fees to attend. For more information, call 273-JPEC or e-mail jpec@uni.edu.

 

FALL CAREER FAIR:

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.

 

SUCCESS WORKSHOP:

Do you need to learn more about textbook reading systems and reading note styles? A free Reading Textbooks Workshop will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the ITTC 28. Interested students must register by calling 273-2346. Success Workshops are sponsored by the Center for Academic Achievement and Student Support Services.

 

CREATING STUDY SHEETS WORKSHOP:

Do you need to learn more about making study sheets from your lecture and reading notes? A free Creating Study Sheets Workshop will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the ITTC 28. Interested students must register by calling 273-2346. Success Workshops are sponsored by the Center for Academic Achievement and Student Support Services.

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP SYMPOSIUM:

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 jpec@uni.edu or visit http://www.jpec.org/esymp.htm.

 

SEPTEMBER EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS:

The UNI Counseling Center is offering the following educational workshops: Tuesday, Sept. 18: Surviving College; Thursday, Sept. 20: How to Help a Friend; Thursday, Sept. 27: Test Anxiety. Preregistration is required. Workshops meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Counseling Center. Call 273-2676 to register.

MEETINGS:

PEACE CORPS:

The Peace Corps will be on campus Monday, Sept. 17. They will have a table at the Career Fair, which will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. A presentation will take place from 7 to 8 p.m., in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. For more information, contact Tina Strock at kstrock@peacecorps.gov.

 

UNI STUDENTS FOR JOHN McCAIN:

UNI Students for John McCain will meet 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 jquinnr@uni.edu.

 

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION/ INTERNSHIPS MEETING:

Seeking information on cooperative education or internships? Attend an orientation meeting from 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/.

 

CEO MEETING:

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 laurie.watje@uni.edu or 273-2020.

 

CAPSTONE IN GREECE:

There will be informational meetings for the June and July 2008 Capstone Study Abroad courses in Greece at noon and 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, and Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. Contact Gregory Bruess at bruess@uni.edu or 273-2752. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/global/greece.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TALLGRASS PRAIRIE CENTER FALL OPEN HOUSE:

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 and the prairie landscape and enjoy some refreshments. For more information contact Ryan Welch at rwelch@uni.edu or 273-3828.

 

UNI LUTHERAN STUDENT CENTER WELCOMES NEW PASTOR:

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.

 

DAY OF THE DEAD ALTAR:

Come help decorate the Day of the Dead Altar from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, in the CME Lobby (109 MAU). Everyone is invited to bring a picture of a loved one. Day of the Dead is an Aztec celebration of the life of deceased ancestors. For more information, contact http://www.uni.edu/cme/hhm07.htm.

 

15TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE:

The Department of Computer Science is hosting an open house from 2 to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21, to celebrate its 15th anniversary as a department. There will be a short program at 2:15 p.m. in the ITTC lounge. Speakers include former Mathematics Deptarment Head David Duncan, Emeritus Professor Carl Wehner, and Dean of the College of Natural Sciences Joel Haack. For more information, visit http://www.cs.uni.edu/news/091207-15th-anniversary-open-house.php.

 

'CHAT' IT UP WITH BEN:

Stop by Chat's in Maucker Union, purchase a beverage, and visit with President Ben Allen. Ben will be on the west side, of the Coffee House from 7 to 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday; Sept. 25, Tuesday, Oct. 9; and Tuesday, Oct. 23.

 

UNI HOSTS ELECTRATHON FINALS:

UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education will host the last events of the Alliant Energy Iowa Electrathon Championship Series on Saturday, Sept. 29. The battery-powered cars will race in the parking lot south of University Avenue across from the GBPAC. The design competition starts at 8 a.m. Hot laps begin at 10 a.m. with races at noon and 2 p.m. For more information about the Iowa Electrathon, contact Craig Pawlak at 273-3850 or visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/electrathon.

 

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Panther volleyball hosts Creighton at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept 21, in McLeod Center. UNI volleyball also hosts Drake at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m., in McLeod Center.

PERFORMING ARTS:

AUDITIONS FOR UNISTA'S BEST OF BROADWAY: A MUSICAL THEATRE REVUE:

Auditions will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30, in the APR, in the basement of the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Requirements: 32 bars of a prepared musical theatre piece that best showcases your ability. Solos only. An accompanist will be provided. There also will be a movement portion to the audition. Wear comfortable clothing/footwear. A sign-up sheet is in the Green Room, in the Strayer-Wood basement. For more information, contact Ben Sheridan at emzbro@uni.edu.

 

NO SHAME THEATRE FRIDAY, SEPT. 21:

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. 21, 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@gmail.com.

 

EVITA:

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.

 
SWITCHFOOT AND RELIENT K IN CONCERT:

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 at 273-4TIX or online at http://www.tickets.uni.edu.

PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

UNI FORUM ON RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS:

The American Democracy Project at UNI is sponsoring a forum, "How can UNI contribute to the development of responsible citizens?," in celebration of Constitution Day from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, in the CME (MAU 109). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898 or yla@uni.edu or Kent Sandstrom at 273-2769 or kent.sandstrom@uni.edu. (Put Sept. 17 Forum in subject line.)

http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2007:0906.shtml.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Adam Lee, Department of Earth Science, will present "Adventures at a Geology Field Camp" at 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, in Latham Hall 125.

 

2007 NORTHEAST IOWA FALL ETHICS CONFERENCE:

The 2007 Northeast Iowa Fall Ethics Conference, "Guideposts in Ethical Care of the Patient: Spirituality and Cultural Diversity" takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Covenant Medical Center Meeting Rooms 10 and 11. From 8:30 to 11:45 a.m., social work ethics; from noon to 4:30 p.m., spirituality and treatment presentations. Information and registration available at http://www.allencollege.edu. The conference is co-sponsored by UNI with faculty from social work and philosophy and religion on the planning committee.

 

'CREATIVELY CARING FOR CREATION':

Mark Kresowik, Christian social activist, will speak from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the Social Hall of St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center (1019 West 23rd St.). Kresowik is the interim coordinator of Iowa Interfaith Power and Light and an organizer for the Sierra Club's Midwest Clean Energy Campaign and Community Energy Solutions. In "Creatively Caring for Creation," Kresowik will lead a discussion about the moral imperatives for environmental stewardship and the transition toward a new culture rooted in the common good.

 

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE FILM SERIES: RESISTANCE DURING THE HOLOCAUST:

"Sophie Scholl: The Final Days" will be shown at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Hearst Center for the Arts, 204 W. Seerley. This is the true story of one of the members of White Rose, a German student-led underground resistance movement in Munich. Director Marc Rothemund expertly re-creates the last six days of Scholl’s life: a heart-stopping journey from arrest to interrogation, trial and sentence. In German with English subtitles. Running time: 117 minutes.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE: THE REAPING:

"The Reaping," starring Hilary Swank and David Morrissey, will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. A former Christian missionary, who specializes in debunking religious phenomena, investigates a small town which seems to be suffering from the 10 biblical plagues. Free refreshments. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

ON CAMPUS DINING:

CEREAL-TO-GO BAR:

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.

 

NEW CUSTOM COFFEE FLAVOR AT CHATS: BUZZ SESSION:

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.

 

CAFE FRESCO:

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.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

Entry forms are available during the week of Sept. 17 in the WRC 101. There is an entry fee of $20, with a two game guarantee. Registration will take place Monday, Sept. 24, through Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the WRC 101. Limited to the first eight teams to register. Play begins at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, on the West Campus Fields. Open to students, faculty and staff.

 

FLAG FOOTBALL OFFICIALS WANTED:

Those interested in officiating for intramural flag football should attend one of the scheduled official's clinics. A rules clinic and officials meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the WRC 150, or at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the WRC 177. Wear gum shoes and comfortable clothes. Team members who wish to officiate may still play. Know which day your team plays (Monday/Tuesday or Tuesday/Thursday) so you can be assigned alternate days/times to officiate.

 

WRS HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus every day? 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.

 

INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC KICKBALL TOURNAMENT.

Entry forms are available in the WRC 101. 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.

 

INTRAMURAL FLAG FOOTBALL: MEN'S, WOMEN'S AND CO-REC LEAGUES:

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.

 

RECREATIONAL FOLK DANCING:

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:

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.

 

EXERCISE ADHERENCE:

If you struggle with exercise adherence or are 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.

 

HOURS

WELLNESS RECREATION CENTER:

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

 

HEALTH BEAT 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.

 

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

 

 

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