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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, Oct. 29

NEWS:

UNI PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE EDUCATION FORUM WITH U.S. SEN. JOHN EDWARDS:

U.S. Sen. John Edwards will share his views on education as part of UNI's presidential-candidate education forums. The forum will take place from 2 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4, at the GBPAC. Forum sponsors are ED in '08 (Strong American Schools), the Iowa Business Council and Lee Enterprises newspapers. The forum is open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/presidentialforum.

 

REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES DEBATE AT UNI POSTPONED:

UNI's Republican Presidential Candidates Debate scheduled for Nov. 6 has been postponed due to candidate scheduling conflicts. Information regarding the rescheduling of this debate will be released as soon as it's available. Tickets that have already been distributed will be honored if the debate is rescheduled. The live telecast of MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews," scheduled for Nov. 5 from UNI, also has been postponed.
The debate planning committee would like to thank those students who volunteered to assist with the events associated with the debate. If the event is rescheduled, the committee will contact those students who have already offered to volunteer and will solicit additional help from the campus community.

 

ENERGY CONSERVATION AT UNI:

October is Energy Awareness Month. President Allen formed a committee of students, faculty and staff last year to identify, consider and recommend strategies to enhance campus environmental awareness and energy conservation efforts. Its goal is a "sustainable university." See an update from President Allen at http://www.uni.edu/pres/energy.shtml.

 

POLITICAL ACTIVITY ON CAMPUS:

Students, faculty and staff are reminded that the university as a public institution is subject to state and federal laws pertaining to political activity. Please refer to http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies for a summary of these regulations.

 

AMBASSADOR'S SPEECH AVAILABLE ONLINE:

Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the U.S. Adel Al-Jubeir was unable to attend the Saudi-U.S. Relationship Conference at UNI because of obligations in Saudi Arabia. To read the ambassador's prepared address, visit http://www.uni.edu/saudi.

 

STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS AT THE UNI-DOME:

The Iowa High School Athletic Association is hosting the State Football Playoffs at the UNI-Dome again this year. Parking around the UNI-Dome will be limited for games at 6:15 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6; 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8; and 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9.

 

E-BILL DUE WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7:

Your e-bill is due Wednesday, Nov. 7. To register for spring classes your account must be current. Check MyUNIverse to see if you have an amount that is due. Students can now pay online by selecting My Personal Records and Pay my e-bill.

 

WebCT AND CatID INTEGRATION:

UNI Information Technology Services is planning the integration of WebCT with the CatID Central Authentication System. Effective at 8 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, UNI students, faculty and staff will use the same username and password to access WebCT that they use to login to the UNI E-Mail and MyUNIverse systems. Watch for additional details in the WebCT Announcement tool, UNI Online, MyUNIverse News, and the WebCT login page.

 

VOICE YOUR OPINION ON UNI ATHLETICS:

The UNI Athletic Department is conducting a survey on the athletic interests of freshmen women. Feedback is essential and will be used to help determine how UNI can best meet students' athletic needs. If you are a freshman woman, please visit MyUNIverse at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/portal/portHandler.cgi through Nov. 2, and select the "Interest in Women's Sports at UNI" survey in the announcements section. For more information, contact kristin.moser@uni.edu.

 

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

LAUNCH INTO LEADERSHIP:

Learn how the UNI Student Leadership Center can help you build the necessary skills to take you where you want to go in life at Launch into Leadership, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Maucker Union Ballroom A. Free food will be provided.

 

CME COMPUTER LABS:

The Center for Multicultural Education offers its computer lab to all UNI students. Enjoy a friendly, quiet study space and free popcorn all day every Tuesday. The lab is located in Maucker Union 109 and is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. 5 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN GERMANY:

Start your summer with trip to Germany. Spend five weeks in June and early July in Duisburg, including an excursion to Berlin, and earn six credits in business and three credits in German language. Learn more about one of the Study Abroad Office’s newest programs at the information session at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5, in CBB 323.

 

SUMMER 2008 IN POLAND PRESENTATION:

Learn about the opportunity to earn six UNI credits this summer in Poland at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29, in Seerley 220. For more information, contact the Study Abroad office (Baker 59) at 3-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu.

 

WRITING RESUMES WORKSHOP:

Do you need to learn more about how to format and polish your resume? A free Writing Resumes Workshop will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, in ITTC 28. Interested students must register by calling 273-2346. Success Workshops are sponsored by the Center for Academic Achievement and Student Support Services.

 

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CENTER (EOC):

The EOC is accepting new participants. EOC is a grant-sponsored program by UNI and funded through the U.S. Department of Education. Any student, 19 and older, can receive free services. For a complete list of program services, visit http://www.uni.edu/eop/eoc. For more information, or to set up an appointment, call 433-1230.

 

ASK ABOUT INTERLIBRARY LOAN:

If you have questions regarding how Interlibrary Loan works, a chat service is available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday at http://www.library.uni.edu/access/ill/illcontact.shtml.

 

NMA ETIQUETTE DINNER:

The Northern Iowa Management Association is hosting an Etiquette Dinner from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Commons Slife Ballroom. The guest speaker is Callista Gould. The menu is caesar salad, baguette bread, ricotta stuffed chicken breast, wild rice with mushrooms, broccoli with lemon butter and white chocolate cheesecake. Price is $18 for students and $21 for faculty. All students are invited. To order tickets, or for more information, contact Stephanie Wesely at swesely@uni.edu.

 

MyUNIverseCT ePortfolio HELP SESSION:

Need help with your myUNIverseCT ePortfolio? Then don't miss ITS-Educational Technology's "ePortfolio Help Sessions." Sessions are being offered Nov. 8, 12 and 29. Come to as many sessions as you wish. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml to check the workshop calendar for times. For more information, or to register, call 273-2309.

 

CAMP ADVENTURE LAC:

Camp Adventure Youth Services will hold a Leadership Assessment Center (interview day) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, in the WRC 204. This is the first step in joining. For more information visit http://www.campadventure.com. To confirm your attendance, e-mail hr@campadventure.com.

MEETINGS:

UNI RIGHT TO LIFE:

UNI Right to Life will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Maucker Union North Room. A representative from Birthright will speak.

 

NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE (NSE):

Come to a National Student Exchange (NSE) informational meeting at 3:30 p.m., Nov. 5, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room and learn about attending another college or university within the U.S. and Canada while paying UNI tuition. Students must have a 2.5 UNI and cumulative GPA and at least 30 hours of credit to qualify for participation.

 

INTERNATIONAL CLUB OF BUSINESS STUDENTS MEETING:

The next ICBS meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, in CBB 125. The upcoming social events will be discussed. For more information, e-mail jane.yagla@gmail.com.

 

INFORMATION SESSION WITH A PROFESSOR FROM WALES:

An information session with Professor Phillip Melling from the University of Wales, Swansea, will take place from 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Maucker Union Old Gold Room. See what a semester in Wales has to offer. For more information, contact the UNI Study Abroad Office at study-abroad@uni.edu or 273-7078.

 

EMPOWERMENT MEETINGS:

UNI V-Day is holding Empowerment Meetings at 8 p.m., every Thursday, in the CME (MAU 109). The meetings are held to create a safe environment for women. All female students are strongly encouraged to attend. Meetings will run approximately an hour.

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

DAY OF THE DEAD PROCESSION AND CELEBRATION:

Participate in an authentic Aztec/Mexican celebration of loved ones who have passed. The procession begins at 8 p.m. on Oct. 30, at St. Stephen Catholic Student Center and ends at the altar at the CME (109 MAU). Walk among actors portrayed as symbols of the cycle of life and death while the Rev. Ken Glaser provides a blessing for our loved ones. Enjoy authentic Mexican food, music and an optional documentary about the celebration. For more information visit: http://www.uni.edu/cme/hh_month07.htm#altar or 273-2550.

 

SUPERHERO DATE AUCTION:

Have you ever wanted to date a Superhero? UNI Habitat for Humanity is hosting a Superhero Date Auction from 5 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Towers center meeting room located on the second floor right next to the public safety office. You can bid on your favorite Superhero for a group date following the auction, enter a raffle to win Habitat T-shirts and a have a fun night with Habitat for Humanity. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate.

 

UNI POLAR BARE RUN, WALK OR ROLL:

This event is an opportunity for students, alumni, and the community to give back to the Cedar Valley while participating in a fun mile-long run, walk or roll. This is a coat (new or slightly used), hats, mittens, and scarves drive. It will take place at 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13. Check-in is at 9 p.m. Bring your winter wear and receive a free T-shirt, if you register by Wednesday, Nov. 7. Sign up deadline is Friday, Nov. 9. The race will begin and end at the UNI Alumni House at 1012 West 23rd St. All proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army. For more information, or to sign up, visit http://www.unialum.org.

 

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Panther volleyball hosts Illinois State at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, in McLeod Center. UNI faces Indiana State at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, in McLeod Center.
Men's basketball hosts Wayne State in an exhibition game at 7:05 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, in McLeod Center. The Panthers face Bemidji State in another exhibition game at 3:05 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4, in McLeod Center.
Women's basketball hosts South Dakota in an exhibition game at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, in McLeod Center. The Panthers face Coe College in an exhibition game at 1:05 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4, in the McLeod Center.
Wrestling has an intra-squad meet at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, in McLeod Center.

PERFORMING ARTS:

'A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM':

Theatre UNI presents Shakespeare's romantic comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream," directed by Jay Edelnant. Featuring big band music and swing dance, the show will run through Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $12 general, $8 youth and free for UNI students with ID. For a performance schedule, visit http://www.theatreuni.com.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY:

Artist Gary Kelley's designs of Holst's "The Planets" will be displayed on screens above the stage during the orchestra's performance of this masterpiece at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, in the GBPAC. Also on the program will be Mozart's Jupiter Symphony. Tickets from $9 (students) at 273-4TIX or http://wcfsymphony.org. $5 Student Rush tickets available day of show.

 

NO SHAME THEATER:

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; and no piece may harm the space or its occupants. No Shame Theatre will take place at 10 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, in the CAC, Room 108. Those interested in performing should show up at 9:30 p.m. to sign up. Admission is free. For more information, e-mail noshamecf@gmail.com.

 

JAZZ BAND ONE TO OFFER CONCERT:

UNI Jazz Band One will offer a free performance at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, in the Great Hall at the GBPAC, under the direction of professor Chris Merz. Jazz Band One's recordings have been met with national critical acclaim. The program will feature arrangements of standards, contemporary jazz compositions and compositions and arrangements by students and faculty. For more information, contact the School of Music at 273-2028.

 

INSTRUMENTAL CONCERTO COMPETITION FINALS:

UNI School of Music will hold the annual Instrumental Concerto Competition Finals at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5, in the GBPAC Great Hall. As a part of the 2007-2008 Spotlight Series, this event is free and open to the public. Some of UNI's most talented student musicians will compete for the title of Instrumental Concerto Competition Winner. For more information, contact the School of Music at 273-2028.

 

JAZZ PANTHERS AND JAZZ BAND III PERFORMANCE:

The UNI Jazz Panthers and Jazz Band III will offer a free performance at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the GBPAC Great Hall, under the direction of Professor Robert Washut. The program will include jazz compositions from Wayne Shorter, Cole Porter and Thelonius Monk, as well as a composition from UNI student composer, Ryan Middagh. For more information, contact the School of Music at 273-2028.

 

NANI AGBELI TO PERFORM AT CME:

An African drum and dance performance by Nani Agbeli, from Ghana, will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the CME (MAU 109). This is a Global Associates program organized by the International Club of Business Students, funded by the Kimball Endowment for International Relations. Global Associates is a program designed to make students aware of other cultures. For more information, contact annemdvorsky@gmail.com.

 

WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES:

myUNIverseCT PORTFOLIO WORKSHOPS:

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 is hosting "Getting Started with Your Electronic Portfolio" workshops on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and Wednesday, Nov. 7. To see workshop calendars, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml. For more information, or to register, call 273-2309.

 

FREE OFFICE 2007 COMPUTER WORKSHOPS:

Office 2007 is gradually making its way onto campus computers. To help with the transition, ITS-Educational Technology is offering a series of new workshops including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Reservations are required and space is limited. The schedule and other details are at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml.

 

CAREER DECISION-MAKING WORKSHOP:

Do you want to learn how to make successful career decisions? A free Career Decision-Making Workshop will take place from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the ITTC 138. Interested students must register by calling 273-2346. Success Workshops are sponsored by the Center for Academic Achievement and Student Support Services.

 

INTERVIEWING SKILLS WORKSHOP:

Do you need to learn more about making a positive first impression during job interviews? A free Interviewing Skills workshop will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 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.

 

ONLINE SELF-ASSESSMENT:

Do you want to explore careers with a fun on-line self-assessment? A free Career Cruising Workshop will take place from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the ITTC 138. Interested students must register by calling 273-2346. Success Workshops are sponsored by the Center for Academic Achievement and Student Support Services.

 

RESUME/VITAE WORKSHOP FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS:

Does your resume or vitae need an extreme makeover? Learn how to develop these career management tools to enhance your professional development strategy. This event is open to all interested graduate students at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Maucker Union College Eye Room. RSVP to Katie at kkuker@uni.edu by Nov. 2. Refreshments will be served.

 

PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

FORUM ON PERSONAL SAFETY & ASSAULTS ON CAMPUS OCT. 31 AND NOV. 1:

UNI Violence Intervention Services is hosting two forums to address personal safety, assault prevention, what to do when you or someone you know is assaulted, and other student questions. Attendance is encouraged at either 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, or at noon, Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B. Sitting on the panel will be representatives from UNI Public Safety; a representative from the Dean of Students Office; Julie Barnes, victim services coordinator; and Annette Lynch, project director and principal investigator of the Regents Gender Violence Prevention Project. For more information, contact Mark Rowe, violence prevention educator, at 273-3423.

 

'HISTORIC HYDROLOGY OF NATIVE ECOSYSTEMS':

"Historic Hydrology of Native Ecosystems" will take place at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the Tallgrass Prairie Center, Room 9. Wayne Petersen, of the USDA, will explain how we have changed hydrology to a runoff system hydrology and how native species in urban settings can be used to improve it. Second in a series of seminars on natural resource research and management. Sponsored by the Tallgrass Prairie Center.

 

FACULTY ART EXHIBIT:

The exhibition runs Monday, Oct. 29, through Monday, Nov. 26. The opening reception will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the KAB lobby. Since the event is Halloween night, those attending are encouraged to come in costume. The exhibition features the most recent accomplishments of the faculty in the UNI Department of Art and is an opportunity to experience current themes in contemporary art.

 

OPPOSING VIEWS ON LESBIAN AND GAY MARRIAGE:

The second Civic Discourse and Opposing Views event will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the SEC, Room 252. The topic is "Should lesbians and gays be permitted to marry?" Free and open to the public. Speakers are Rev. Maureen Doherty from St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and Matt Reisetter from the Iowa Family Policy Center. Sponsored by the American Democracy Project and Leadership Studies. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898 or yla@uni.edu (put opposing views in subject line). http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2007_1025.shtml

 

'IOWA'S FUGITIVE':

Patrick Kuhse will discuss fraud, being on the run, jail and business ethics in his presentation, "Iowa's Fugitive," at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, in CBB 109. After growing up in Grundy Center, Kuhse became involved in major illegal activities while working as a stockbroker on the West Coast. After living as a fugitive and serving time in a federal penitentiary, Kuhse tells his riveting story and sounds the alarm on the faulty thinking that can trap a young professional.

 

THE DEPARTMENT OF EARTH SCIENCE PRESENTS RICHARD LEOPOLD:

Richard Leopold, director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, will discuss "Iowa Environment and Energy Overview," at 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5, in LAT 125. All are invited to attend.

 

STRENGTHENING OUR CONNECTIONS WITH INTERNATIONAL COLLEAGUES, CLIENTS AND CUSTOMERS':

The discussion "Strengthening Our Connections with International Colleagues, Clients and Customers" will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, or 1 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. This is the third in a series focused on improving ESS employees' abilities to work with and serve diverse individuals. Register by Wednesday, Oct. 31, at http://www.uni.edu/admissions/insights. Sponsored by the Diversity Committee of the Division of Educational and Student Services. Non-ESS university employees are welcome to register and attend.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

INTRAMURAL SCRATCH BOWLING TOURNAMENT:

Competition divisions include singles and doubles, men, women and co-rec. Cost is $6 for three lines, which includes shoes and a bowling ball; pay at bowling alley, prior to bowling. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29, through Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the WRC 101. Bowling times will take place from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday or Wednesday, at Valley Park Lanes, 1931 Valley Park Drive. Scoring: Scratch Tournament – singles score combined with designated partner for doubles score. Open to students, faculty and staff.

 

WRC INTRAMURAL SWIM MEET FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN:

Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29, through Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the WRC 101. The swim meet competition will take place at 8:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4, at the WRC lap pool. Warm-up starts at 8 p.m. For more information, call 273-7262, or see the IM flyer on the IM bulletin boards.

 

DINING ON CAMPUS:

OMELETTES ON MONDAYS AT PREXY'S:

Enjoy one of four delicious cooked-to-order omelettes featured at Wasabi from 10:30 a.m.to 2 p.m., every Monday. Hash browns, sausage and blueberry muffins are also available. Locally purchased eggs are used in the omelettes.

 

HEALTHY OPTIONS OFFERED AT ESSENTIALS:

Are you looking for a quick and healthy snack during your busy day on campus? Check out the ‘Healthy Options’ offered at Essentials in Maucker Union. Energy bars, Nutri-grain bars, 100 calorie packs, and baked chips are just a few of the healthy options available.

 

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/

 

LIBRARY HOURS:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml

 

 

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