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Monday, Nov. 5

NEWS:

CRIME ALERT - INDECENT EXPOSURE:

UNI Police have received two separate reports of a male exposing himself to women on the UNI campus. The incidents occurred between 8:30 and 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1. The first incident occurred in front of Bartlett Hall, by the corner of 23rd St. and Merner Ave. The second incident occurred on the east side of Dancer Hall.
The suspect is described as a white male in his early 20s, approximately 5'10" tall, wearing glasses, a hooded brown Carhart-type jacket and blue jeans.
If anyone has information about this incident please contact the UNI Police at 273-2712.

 

PRINCETON REVIEW SURVEY:

Voice your opinons of the academics, career preparation and social life at UNI. Visit http://survey.review.com to tell The Princeton Review about life at UNI.

 

PHOENIX CENTER NAME CHANGE AND RELOCATION:

The Phoenix Center has been renamed Violence Intervention Services (VIS) and is a program of University Health Services. VIS provides a wide array of services related to sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking and harassment. Julie Barnes coordinates direct services to victims. Her phone number will remain 3-2137, however, she has relocated to the Student Health Center 060, campus mail code 0221. Mark Rowe is a new staff member and coordinates prevention, education and outreach activities. He is in WRC 101 and can be reached at 3-3423. The 3-SAFE number has been deactivated. The program Web site is www.uni.edu/violenceservices/.

 

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 due. Students can now pay online by selecting My Personal Records and Pay my e-bill.

 
MULTICULTURAL SUPER SATURDAY:

Multicultural students from Iowa high schools are invited to attend the second annual UNI Multicultural Super Saturday, Nov. 10. The program will feature educational student services presentations, breakout sessions with UNI faculty, lunch in UNI's award-winning dining centers, ethnic student panel, campus tour and an entertainment showcase. Participating students and their families will have the option of attending the UNI/Indiana State football game. For more information contact the Office of Admissions at 273-2281.


CHANGE IN LIBRARY HOURS DURING THANKSGIVING BREAK http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours_special.shtml#thanks

 

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR MONEY:

All UNI students are invited to attend one of seven opportunities to learn how to better manage personal finances: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Towers Seminar Room; 8 p.m., Hagemann Rec Room. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Noehren Main Lobby; 8 p.m., Rider Rec Room. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., Campbell Main Lounge; 8 p.m., Bartlett Memorial Lounge; 9 p.m., Lawther Main Lounge. Sponsored by the Financial Aid Office and Department of Residence.

 
STUDY ABROAD IN GERMANY:

Start your summer with a 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.

 

COMPLETE CAPSTONE ABROAD:

This Romania Capstone program will take you to four countries -- England, Hungary, Romania and Greece. Leave soon after the semester ends and return at the end of May. Learn more at the information session at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, in CBB 125. For more information: cm517894@uni.edu, catherine.zeman@uni.edu, or stop by the Study Abroad Office, Baker 59.

 

SUMMER IN CHINA:

Work abroad at an English Teaching Camp in China from July 5 to Aug. 3. Capstone and World of Technology additional credits available. Tickets reimbursed up to $1,000, insurance, housing, meals and pocket money provided. Attend the information session from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, in Baker 161. Stop by the Study Abroad office, Baker 59, or call 273-7078, www.uni.edu/studyabroad

 

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.

 

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.

 

MEETINGS:

 

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.

 

MTA MEETING:

The Multicultural Teaching Alliance (MTA) student organization will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5, in the Maucker Union Meditation Room. MTA is open to all students interested in learning about diversity, multicultural education and teaching. Members plan and participate in multicultural workshops, service projects, conferences and trips. MTA members also have opportunities to work with pre K-12 students and educators from diverse backgrounds.

 

ANTHROPOLOGY ASSOCIATION MEETING:

The Anthropology Association will meet at at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, in ITTC Room 338. New members welcome.

 

CEO MEETING:

Attend a CEO meeting from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, in BCS 30 and hear a guest speaker and presentations from participants who attended the National CEO convention in Chicago. Call 273-JPEC for details. Contact: Laurie Watje; email: laurie.watje@uni.edu; phone: 273-2020.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

'CHAT' IT UP WITH BEN:

Stop by Chat's in Maucker Union, purchase a beverage, and visit with President Ben Allen from 7 to 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, and Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the west side of the Coffee House.

 

HUCKABEE TO SPEAK AT UNI PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FORUM:

Republican presidential candidate and fomer Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee 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. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom C. Event sponsors include ED in '08, Lee Enterprises and the Iowa Business Council. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the forums, visit http://www.uni.edu/presidentialforum

 

TOWN HALL MEETING WITH RUDY GIULIANI:

The UNI Students for Rudy will host a town hall meeting with Republican presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani at 12:15 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Commons Ballroom. Doors will open at noon. Free and open to the public. Due to space limitations, RSVP to jamesgarcia@joinrudy2008.com or (515) 664-3399.

 

BLOOD DRIVE:

St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center will host a blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8. For an appointment, call 266-9863 or sign-up online at www.givebloodgivelife.org. Walk-ins are also welcome. All registrants will be entered in a drawing for a $25 gas card.

 

BEAN BAG TOSS TOURNAMENT:

UNI's Colleges Against Cancer and Relay For Life are hosting a bean bag toss tournament at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, at College Park University Mills Apts. (basketball courts). Teams of two can register for $5 at 6 p.m. Food and T-shirts will be sold.

 

PANTHERS HELPING PEOPLE:

The Northeast Iowa Food Bank and the UNI Panthers are teaming up to help the Cedar Valley. Attend the Friday, Nov. 9, UNI women's basketball game for just $2 when you bring a canned good to the ticket office window that night. Barrels will be located in McLeod Center for donations. Then watch the Panthers take on the Colorado State Rams at 5:45 p.m.

 

CEDAR VALLEY CHILI COOKOFF:

Cedar Valley Chili Cookoff will be held on Nov. 10 outside the northeast entrance of the UNI-Dome. Set up starts at 3 p.m., and judging begins at 4:30 p.m. by the Cedar Falls Fire Department. Winners will be announced at half time of the UNI vs. Indiana State football game. Registration is $30 before Nov. 10 and $40 to register the day of the event. Participants must provide an orginal recipe and at least one gallon of chili. A traveling trophy will be awarded to first place, plaques will be awarded for first through third place. The team with the most UNI Panther spirit also will recieve an award. All registrants will recieve a free two-week membership to Snap Fitness. All proceeds benifit UNI PRSSA.

 

CANNED FOOD DRIVE:

Help support the Northeast Iowa Food Bank by dropping off canned goods or monetary donations at Essentials in Maucker Union. Collections will be taken from Nov. 5 through Nov. 30.

 

PIE AND ROLL FUNDRAISER:

NSTA-UNI student chapter, with the help of Johnson's Bakery in Waterloo, will sell pies and dinner rolls to help support students attending the national conference in Boston this spring. For more information, contact Kelsy Knebel at kelsyk@uni.edu.

 

BUCKS FROM BOOKS:

Shop at area bookstores on Saturday, Nov. 10, or Sunday, Nov. 11, and support the UNI Museums with your purchases. Plan to do your holiday shopping early. Free story time and crafts for children. Visit http://www.uni.edu/museum for details and a downloadable voucher.

 

UNI DANCE THEATRE FALL FORMAL:

UNI's International Dance Theater will host a free fall formal for UNI students on Sunday, Nov. 11, in the Maucker Union Expansion. Rumba lessons will take place from 6:30 to 7 p.m. with a dance starting at 7 p.m. Free food and drink provided.

 

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 men's basketball opens its season by hosting the BTI-Tip-Off Tournament in McLeod Center. Friday, Nov. 9: Massachusetts vs. Cal Poly at 3:15 p.m.; UNI vs. Northern Illinois at 8:15 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 10: Massachusetts vs. Northern Illinois at 5:45 p.m., UNI vs. Cal Poly at 8:15 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 11: Northern Illinois vs. Cal Poly at 2 p.m., UNI vs. Massachusetts at 5:05 p.m.

Panther football hosts Indiana State on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 5:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome.

Women's basketball opens its season against Colorado State on Friday, Nov. 9, at 5:45 p.m. in McLeod Center.

Swimming hosts South Dakota State at 9 a.m. and Northern Colorado at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Wellness and Recreation Pool.

PERFORMING ARTS:

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Small Potatoes, a Chicago-based duo, will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5, in KUNI's studios in the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

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.

 

UNISTA PRESENTS: 'RECEDING PUNCHLINE':

The UNI Student Theatre Association presents "Receding Punchline," featuring the comedy of UNI student Josh Fitkin with special guest Tim Cahill. Tickets are $2 at the door. The show starts at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Strayer Wood Theatre. For more information, e-mail thespi96@uni.edu or call 830-7951.

 

MINNESOTA BALLET PERFORMS THE NUTCRACKER:

The Minnesota Ballet will perform "The Nutcracker" at the GBPAC at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, and at 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17 and 18. This is a must-see show for the holiday season. 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. For tickets or more information call 273-4TIX or visit www.gbpac.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.

 

PERSONAL INTEGRITY AND LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP:

The Student Leadership Center is hosting its first workshop on Personal Integrity and Leadership at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the College Eye meeting room. This interactive and informative session will be led by alumni of the LeaderShape Institute. Learn more about your personal leadership style and how to live and lead with integrity. For more information, call 273-7422.

 

CAREER DECISION-MAKING WORKSHOP:

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.

WRITING COVER LETTERS WORKSHOP:

A free Writing Cover Letters Workshop will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 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.

 

NEED HELP FILLING OUT FAFSA?:

Do want to learn how to complete the online FAFSA? Free Preparing for FAFSA Workshops will be held at the following times in ITTC 138 : from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13; and 9 to 9:50 a.m., 10 to 10:50 a.m., 11 to 11:50 a.m., Wednesday, Nov.14. Students do not need to attend more than one session. Interested students must register by calling 273-2346. Success Workshops are sponsored by the Center for Academic Achievement and Student Support Services.

 

PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

 

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.

 

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH FILM SERIES:

The movie "Pine Ridge, USA: A Frontier of the Forgotten" will be shown Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 10:30 a.m., noon, 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. in the CME (Maucker Union). The film is approximately 30 minutes. For more information visit www.uni.edu/cme.

 

HAIR BRAIDING IN GHANA:

A lecture and hair-braiding demonstration by UNI graduate student Evelyn Boateng will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, at the University Museum. Learn about the symbolism of the patterns and designs used in African hairstyling. Free and open to the public. www.uni.edu/museum

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE 'HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX':

Showtimes are at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

'HOLOCAUST MEMORY AND JEWISH IDENTITY IN SOVIET AND POST-SOVIET UKRANIAN SHTETLS':

Anna Kushkova, of the Ethnology Department, “Petersburg Judaica” Center, European University at St. Petersburg, Russia, will discuss "Holocaust Memory and Jewish Identity in Soviet and Post-Soviet Ukrainian Shtetls" at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, in Seerley 115. Kushkova will discuss life and culture of the shtetls (Yiddish for “little towns”) and their importance for the identity of Eastern European Jews. This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/holocaust.

 

'COTTON FIELD OF DREAMS':

Cedar Valley Discuss & Discover Diversity features "Cotton Field of Dreams: A Memoir by Janis F. Kearney" from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, at the UNI Museum. Kearney is personal diarist to President Bill Clinton. Participants need not have read the book. Sponsored by UNI Museums, Cedar Falls and Waterloo public libraries, and AAUW-Cedar Falls Branch.

 

IRAQ WAR FORUM:

How has the Iraq War affected U.S. politics and society? What has been the impact on U.S. relations with the rest of the world, and especially with countries of the Middle East? How long should the U.S. be committed to the war? These and other questions will be examined in the forum from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Seerley Hall 115. Panelists include John Johnson, history; Donna Hoffman, political science; Harry Brod, philosophy & religion; Chris Martin, communications; Kent Sandstrom, sociology, anthropology and criminology; and Vaughn Shannon, political science.

 

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH FILM SERIES:

The movie "The Right to Be" will be shown at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 13, in the CME (Maucker Union) and also at noon, 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. The film is approximately 30 minutes long. For more information visit www.uni.edu/cme.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in SRL 115, Sue Grosboll, director of the UNI Museum, will present "Museums and the Art and Politics of Interpreting History." The event is free and open to the public.

 

DINING ON CAMPUS:

DINING SURVEY:

What is your opinion of UNI campus restaurants, food carts and convenience stores? Take the annual

dining-services-satisfaction survey: www.uni.edu/dor The access number is 124 followed by your university ID number. The survey takes approximately four minutes. You can evaluate one or more venues and return to the survey site throughout this week. Your input counts.

 

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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