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Monday, Nov. 12

NEWS:

UNItix TICKET OFFICE TAKING ORDERS FOR 2007 FCS PLAYOFF TICKETS:

Season ticket holders will have their seats held until 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, for the first-round playoff games in the NCAA National Football Champion Subdivision. On Tuesday, Nov. 20, all seats will open for general sale on a first-come, first-served basis. For each subsequent game hosted by the Panthers, all seats not already reserved will be available for sale on a first-come, first-served basis.

UNI student tickets are $8. General public tickets range from $8 to $20. Order tickets by calling the UNItix Ticket Office at 273-4TIX (4849), or fill out the order form and drop it off at the box office. The form is at http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/niwa/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/07playofforderform.pdf.

The NCAA FCS selection show will air live on ESPNU at 2:30 p.m. CST, Sunday, Nov. 18.

 

TRAFFIC SAFETY UPDATE:

North American Traffic Safety Alliance data show that 44 percent of all vehicle occupants killed during the week of Thanksgiving in 2006 weren't wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. In an effort to save lives on Iowa's roadways this Thanksgiving week, local and state law enforcement agencies will be out in force with another special "Click it or Ticket" effort. UNI Police will be part of that effort. For more information, call 273-2712 or or e-mail doug.widen@uni.edu. Have a safe holiday.

 

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 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12; 9:05 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 7:35 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16; and 9:35 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17.

 

VOTE FOR UNI FOOTBALL COACH MARK FARLEY TO BE NAMED COACH OF THE YEAR:

Vote now for UNI Men's Football Coach Mark Farley to be named the Coach of the Year for FCS (Division 1-AA) football at http://www.coachoftheyear.com. The winning coach gets to make a $50,000 donation to the charity of his choice and also earns $20,000 for his respective alumni association. Currently, Farley is running second to the coach from Appalachian State. For more information, contact morse@uni.edu.

 

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES MONTHLY NEWSLETTER:

To view the November newsletter, visit http://www.uni.edu/disability/documents/November2007Newsletter.pdf.


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: 7 p.m. in the Towers Seminar Room and 8 p.m. in the Hagemann Rec Room on Wednesday, Nov. 7; 7 p.m. in the Noehren Main Lobby and 8 p.m. in the Rider Rec Room on Tuesday, Nov. 13; 7 p.m. in Campbell Main Lounge, 8 p.m. in Bartlett Memorial Lounge and 9 p.m. in Lawther Main Lounge on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Sponsored by the Financial Aid Office and Department of Residence.

 

E-TOKE:

E-Toke is a free resource for UNI students. This Web site is designed to give personalized feedback on marijuana use and the potential impact it can have on personal relationships, life and career goals, overall health and well-being. Answers are strictly confidential. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/subabuse/ and click on the E-Toke logo at the top of the page. If you have any questions, call 273-2137. E-Toke is brought to you by UNI Substance Abuse Services, a program of University Health Services.

 

CME LIBRARY AND DONATION FROM GLBTAU:

The Center for Multicultural Education's library has received a donation of more than 60 books from the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Allies and Transgender Union (GLBTAU) Student Organization that are available for check-out. The library contains more than 1,200 resources. The CME library is an excellent resource for student research, group-meeting space, and is connected to a quiet computer lab. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA) DAY AT UNI:

Consider the global employment opportunities at the CIA. A CIA recruiter will be on campus to talk with students about internships and careers on Wednesday, Nov. 28. An information table will be in Maucker Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and an evening information session will be take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the John Deere Auditorium (CBB 109). All majors are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Laura Wilson at laura.wilson@uni.edu.

 

MyUNIverseCT ePortfolio HELP SESSION:

Don't miss the last "ePortfolio Help Session" for the fall semester from 8:30 to 10:20 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 29. Bring your questions and your artifact files. ITS-Educational Technology will help you do the rest. For more information or to register, call 273-2309.

 

MEETINGS:

FULLY FUNDED INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY FOR MINORITY STUDENTS:

Minority students pursuing biomedical, clinical, or behavioral sciences or public health majors can participate in a international research project in Central/Eastern Europe or Africa this summer. An informational meeting will take place from 5 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the CME Multipurpose Room.

 

SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT MEETING:

All students are invited to the Society for Human Resource Management meeting at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the CBB 227. UNI Industrial/Organizational Psychology Professor Mike Gasser will discuss his human resources consulting experiences. Refreshments will be served.

 

CEO MEETING:

A CEO meeting will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, in BCS 30. Stan Lyle from Rod Library will review services and resources to help CBA students with research projects. There also will be presentations from attendees of the National CEO Conference. For more information, e-mail laurie.watje@uni.edu.

 

DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM MEETING:

Magic. Money. Experience. The Disney Theme Parks & Resorts College Program at the Walt Disney World® Resort is a one-of-a kind experience. An e-presentation will take place at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the ITTC 136. Contact Laura Wilson at 273-3821 for more information.

 

UNI RIGHT TO LIFE:

UNI Right to Life will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. Senate challenger Steve Rathje will speak.

 

SPARE CHANGE? TRAVEL ABROAD:

Are you planning on studying abroad, or are you just interested in international travel? Get advice from students who have international experience in Europe, Australia and Asia on how to travel on a student budget. This meeting will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Maucker Union Old Gold Room. For more information, contact study-abroad@uni.edu.

 

INTERNATIONAL CLUB OF BUSINESS STUDENTS MEETING:

The next ICBS meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the CBB 125. It’s not too late to join. For more information, e-mail cody.myers@gmail.com.

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK:

UNI will celebrate International Education Week Nov. 12 through Nov. 16. Activities range from music recitals, summer capstone information sessions, Global Associates information sessions, CME presentations and an information session regarding traveling abroad on a student budget. For a complete list of activities, visit http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad or call 273-7078.

 

THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKET DRIVE:

The annual St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center Thanksgiving food basket drive will help 240 families in need. Stop by the student center to pick up menus or sign up to donate individual items. Get your friends or floor-mates together to help. Call 266-9863 for more information. St. Stephen is located next to University Book & Supply.

 

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.

 

MULTICULTURAL TEACHERS RECEPTION:

To kick off American Education Week, the Multicultural Teaching Alliance (MTA) student organization is hosting a multicultural teachers reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, in the Georgian Lounge in the Commons. Refreshments and door prizes will be available. "Strategies for Teaching Diverse Populations" will be discussed and there will be opportunities to mix and mingle with UNI teacher education students, faculty and local educators from diverse backgrounds. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Janet McClain at janet.mcclain@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

GLBTAU HOLIDAY SOCIAL:

Tired of the same old faces? Celebrate the holiday season with UNI GLBTAU at their Holiday Social at 7 p.m., Dec. 4, in the CME (MAU 109). Beverages and food will be provided.

 

ATHLETICS:

Panther football wraps up the regular season when it host Southern Utah at 5:05 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, in the UNI-Dome.

Women's basketball hosts Minnesota at 7:05 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, in McLeod Center. The Panthers host Weber State at 4:05 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, in McLeod Center.
Panther Volleyball plays its final matches of the regular season when it hosts Wichita State at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, in McLeod Center and Missouri State at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, in McLeod Center.

PERFORMING ARTS:

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The band Phonograph will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, in KUNI's studios in the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

UNI PERCUSSION AND WEST AFRICAN DRUM ENSEMBLE:

The Percussion Ensemble and West African Drum Ensemble will present its fall concert at 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, under the direction of Ryan Frost, visiting instructor of percussion. The program will include a wide variety of music including traditional music of Guinea and Ghana. The event is free.

 

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.

 

KUNI BLUES BLOWOUT:

The KUNI Blues Blowout returns to the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo on Saturday, Nov. 17, featuring Chicago blues rocker, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater. Known for his distinctive blend of Chuck Berry-style rock and Magic Sam-influenced West Side blues, he combines his left-handed/upside-down guitar playing with dramatic stage performances. Opening the show are the 2007 Iowa Blues Challenge winners, Matt Woods & the Thunderbolts, from Des Moines. Showtime is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 at the door). Advance tickets can be ordered online at http://www.kuniradio.org (in the "store" section), or by calling KUNI weekdays at 273-6400 or 800-772-2440, ext. 0. Advance tickets are also available at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls. All proceeds benefit KUNI Public Radio.

 

'BEST OF BROADWAY: A MUSICAL THEATRE REVUE':

UNI Student Theatre Association presents "Best of Broadway: A Musical Theatre Revue" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.
For tickets and other information, call 273-4TIX (4849) or visit http://www.bestofbroadwayunista.com.

 

WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES:

WRITING COVER LETTERS WORKSHOP:

A free Writing Cover Letters Workshop will take place 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. and 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.

 

PREPARING FOR FINAL EXAMS WORKSHOP:

Do you need to learn more about preparing for final exams? A free "Preparing for Final Exams Workshop" will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the ITTC 28. Interested students must register by calling 273-2346. Sponsored by the Center for Academic Achievement and Student Support Services.

 
'GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIO' WORKSHOP:

Interested in going digital with your portfolio? On Nov. 27, ITS-Educational Technology is hosting the final training opportunity for myUNIverseCT Portfolio for the fall semester. Faculty and students may request a myUNIverseCT Portfolio account at http://webct.uni.edu/forms/portfolio_request.html. To see workshop calendars, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml. For more information, or to register, call 273-2309.

 

PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

DEPARTMENT OF ART FACULTY EXHIBITION:

The exhibition runs through Monday, Nov. 26, and 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. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/.

 

EARTH SCIENCE PRESENTATION:

The Department of Earth Science presents James Hodina, air pollution control officer for Linn County Public Health, speaking on "The Air Quality Profession," at 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, in LAT 125. All are invited.

 

CHANGE OF MEETING PLACE FOR '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, in the ITTC 138. 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. For more information, contact Judy Beckman at 268-0544 or drjudy.beckman@cfu.net.

 

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 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.

 

'ATHLETES OF THE HEART':

The 2007 CHFA Faculty Excellence Award recipient, Cynthia Goatley, professor of theatre, will present "Athletes of the Heart," at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the CAC 108. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 273-2725.

 

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.

 

FILM: 'KENNEWIK MAN':

"Kennewik Man" will be shown at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, in the CME (MAU 109). The film is approximately 80 minutes. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

V-DAY PRESENTS PLAY 'GONE' :

The UNI VDAY committee is hosting the student-written and directed show "Gone," a play about the topic of excision at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26, in the Seerley Great Reading Room. A brief discussion will follow. Admission is free.

 

SEN. GRASSLEY TO SPEAK AT UNI ABOUT WHISTLEBLOWERS:

Sen. Grassley will discuss "Government and Whistleblowers" from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Grassley is a consistent defender of whistle-blowers and considers them to be part of the system of checks and balances. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6879 or yla@uni.edu or Kent Sandstrom at 273-2769 or kent.sandstrom@uni.edu. Sponsored by the American Democracy Project (Provost's Office), Educational and Student Services, Leadership Studies Program, and the Student Leadership Center.

 

MESKWAKI TRIBAL MEMBER TO SPEAK ON SPIRITUALITY:

Learn about spirituality and health from the American Indian perspective from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the CME (MAU 109). Raymond Slick, MSW, Meskwaki Tribal Member, will share information on the healing nature of specific herbs and the American Indian concepts and ways of spirituality. A short meditation session is part of this interactive session. Sponsored by the CME. For more information, visist http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

WELLNESS/REC:

WELLNESS/RECREATION THANKSGIVING HOURS:

The Wellness/Recreation Center will be open Thanksgiving week, Nov. 19 through Nov. 21. To see WRC building hours for Thanksgiving week, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/ and click on Thanksgiving hours.

 

OPEN CO-REC FIVE-ON-FIVE INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

Entry forms are available in the WRC 101 during the week of Nov. 12. There is an entry fee of $20 with a two-game guarantee. Teams can register from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26, through Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the WRC 101 (limited to the first eight teams to register). Schedules will be e-mailed and posted after 9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 30, on the WRC intramural bulletin board. Games will be played Sunday, Dec. 2, at the WRC South Courts, time TBA. Open to students, faculty and staff.

 

WRS HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus everyday? Let HB help you out. 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.

 

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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