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Monday, Nov. 26

NEWS:

JOE BIDEN TO PARTICIPATE IN UNI'S PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FORUM ON EDUCATION:

U.S. Sen. Joe Biden will share his views on education as part of UNI's presidential-candidate education forums. The forum will take place from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Forum sponsors are Ed in '08 (Strong American Schools), the Iowa Business Council and Lee Enterprises newspapers. The forum is open to the public and also will be streamed live on the Internet at http://mm1.uni.edu:8080/1/mp3/pres/live-pres.ram. To view the Web stream, you need the free Real Player found at http://www.real.com. For more information about the forum, visit http://www.uni.edu/presidentialforum.

 

UPDATE TELEPHONE NUMBER IN ONLINE DIRECTORY:

UNI soon will have a rapid notification system (UNI Alert), which will quickly contact you in the event of a campus or community emergency. It's very important that the UNI Alert system has your preferred phone number and e-mail address. Please update your record today at http://www.uni.edu/dor/emergencyphoneupdate.pdf

 

IOWA UP CLOSE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST:

Presented by the University Museum in connection with its spring exhibit, Earth from Space, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution. Any Iowa resident is eligible to participate. Submissions must be received by Dec. 7. For more information, or to request an entry form, contact Pam Schwartz at earthfromspaceuni@hotmail.com or call 273-2188.

 

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.

 

ORDER COOKIE DOUGH ONLINE:

Order fresh cookie dough from Fresh Beginnings, Department of Residence, now through Dec. 13. Each 3.5 pound tub makes 3.5 dozen cookies. Classic flavors snickerdoodle, molasses, sugar and spritz are $7.99; deluxe flavors monster, cranberry oatmeal, chocolate chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate chip, oatmeal chocolate chip, butterscotch oatmeal, chocolate chip, peanut butter and oatmeal raisin are $8.99; premium cookies cherry white-chocolate cashew and cranberry white-chocolate pecan are $9.99. Orders may be placed through Dec. 13. Pick up orders Dec. 3 through Dec. 13 at Biscotti's, 23rd Street Market and Prexy's. Order online at http://www.uni.edu/dor/cookies.

 

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 273-2137, 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 273-3423. The 273-SAFE number has been deactivated. The program Web site is www.uni.edu/violenceservices/.

 

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.


OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

ITS SPOTLIGHT:

ITS will host an ITS Spotlight at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, in CBB 109. The event will feature the UNI Alert Emergency Notification System, Accordent Systems, and the Voting and Surveys Web tool. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/spotlight.

 

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.

 

CFPL@UNI COLLECTION – NEW AT ROD LIBRARY:

Cedar Falls Public Library and Rod Library have initiated a joint venture to expand popular fiction and non-fiction available to the UNI community. Check out the CFPL@UNI Collection located in the Rod Library Browsing Room. Books may be checked out with a Cedar Falls Public Library borrower’s card, which can be obtained at the Rod Library circulation desk.

 

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, and Transgender Allies 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 and 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.

 

SOPHOMORE EDUCATIONAL ADVANTAGE:

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences' Sophomore Educational Advantage (SEA) can help SBS sophomores become more aware of academic programs, experiential learning, research experience, independent study options, advising, study abroad and student organizations. The next forum will take place at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, in Sabin 207. For more information, call 273-2221.

 

CAMP ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT:

A Camp Adventure Leadership Assessment Center (LAC) will start at 8:45 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, in the WRC 204. Work with youth in Germany, Italy, China, Japan and the U.S. Earn 12 credit hours, free airfare/housing and a living stipend. To confirm your attendance at the interview day e-mail hr@campadventure.com.

 

PAPPAJOHN NEW VENTURE BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION:

Forms to enter the competition are due by 4 p.m., Dec. 14, to the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. Forms are available at http://www.jpec.org/newven.htm Three student business plans are selected as winners at the state competition and each receives $5,000. The competition will take place on March 27, in Des Moines.

 

MEETINGS:

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.

 

AWARENESS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES MEETING:

The Awareness for Individuals with Disabilities (AID) student organization will meet from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, on the second floor of the Student Health Center. AID is open to all students interested in promoting awareness of disabilities on campus.

 

CEO MEETING:

CEO will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, at Applebee's in Cedar Falls for a holiday dinner and dutch treat. Registration is required. For more information, call 273-JPEC or contact Laurie Watje at laurie.watje@uni.edu or 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. 27, in the west side of the Coffee House.

 

EVENT WILL BENEFIT UNI'S OVER THE RAINBOW HEALTH AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES:

On Monday, Nov. 26 and Tuesday, Nov. 27, there will be a chance to shop for a great cause: helping impoverished women and children around the world. World's Window will donate 10-percent of all purchases to Over the Rainbow Health & Educational Services, which provides an educational center in Salvador, Brazil. Over the Rainbow is run by a UNI doctoral student and undergraduate student.

 

HIV/AIDS CANDLELIGHT VIGIL AND RALLY:

The HIV/AIDS Candlelight Vigil and Rally at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, by the Maucker Union fountain, is a call for presidential candidates to support a comprehensive plan to fight AIDS in the U.S. and around the world. For more information, contact Tami Haught at tami3168@yahoo.com or (641) 220-2579, or Joan Thompson at joan.thompson@uni.edu or 3-2198.

 

KAPPA DELTA PI'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE:

Kappa Delta Pi T-Shirts and other gift items will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, through Thursday, Nov. 29, in the SEC second-floor lobby. Proceeds will benefit KDP Educational and Service Projects.

 

ON-CAMPUS SMOKING POLICY FORUM:

Come and share your thoughts about UNI's smoking policy from 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, or noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28. Both sessions will take place in Old Central Ballroom B of Maucker Union. The forum will include results of the recent campus smoking survey posted on MyUNIverse, as well as time for questions or comments about smoking on campus. Refreshments provided.

 

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 through Nov. 30.

 

BRINGING MENTAL ILLNESS OUT OF HIDING:

Support the Mind Research Network (MRN) from 9 p.m. to close, Thursday, Nov. 29, at Mojo's Party Bar. The MRN is a non-profit collaboration dedicated to improving the diagnosis of mental illness and brain disorders. MRN also seeks to find methods of prevention, better treatments and, ultimately, cures. Raffle tickets for door prizes and bracelets will be for sale. All proceeds will go to the MRN and its research towards post-traumatic stress disorder for returning soldiers. For more information, contact Jamie Bagenstos at jmebagen@uni.edu.

 

UNI STUDENT HOLIDAY POTTERY SALE:

Come and buy a unique handmade gift of pottery for the holidays from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 and noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Ceramics Lab (KAB 126), at the corner of 23rd Street and Hudson Road.

 

GLBTAU HOLIDAY SOCIAL:

Tired of the same old faces? Celebrate the holiday season with UNI GLBTAU at its holiday social at 7 p.m., Dec. 4, at the Wesley Foundation. Beverages and food will be provided.

 

OLD FASHIONED SCHOOLHOUSE CHRISTMAS:

Experience the joys of the season circa 1922, with crafts, caroling and historical memories, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Marshall Center One-Room School.

 

HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT ESSENTIALS:

Stop by Essentials in Maucker Union and check out UNI Panther clothing, souvenirs, homemade soaps and candles, holiday ornaments, gel gems, stuffed animals and more. Accepting cash, Visa/MC, Discover, American Express, u-bill (except UNI clothing/souvenirs). Open through Dec. 13.

 

ATHLETICS:

Women's Basketball hosts Detroit at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, in McLeod Center.
Men's Basketball hosts Loyola Chicago at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, in McLeod Center.
Wrestling hosts the UNI-Open in McLeod Center on Sunday, Dec. 2. The meet will begin at 9 a.m.

PERFORMING ARTS:

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Singer-songwriter Barb Ryman will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26, in KUNI's studios in the third-floor of the CAC. Her music is a blend of contemporary folk, country blues, Celtic flavored ballads, old-time gospel and bits of folk-rock. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

HEARST SERIES TO PRESENT SAMUEL ADLER IN CONCERT:

At 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, the Spotlight Series Concert, showcasing guest artist composer and conductor Samuel Adler will take place in the Great Hall of the GBPAC. The concert, sponsored by the Meryl Norton Hearst Visiting Artist Fund and CHFA, will feature the UNI Wind Symphony, Concert Band, Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, Concert Chorale and UNI Singers. This event is free and open to the public. For more information on Adler or the events during his one-week residency, call 3-2028.

 

'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.

 

BOYS OF THE LOUGH: A CELTIC CHRISTMAS:

Get into the spirit of Christmas with "Boys of the Lough: a Celtic Christmas." This professional ensemble combines classic Christmas tunes with a unique Celtic style. A performance will take place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at the GBPAC. Students receive a 50-percent discount with a valid student ID, or can purchase $5 student rush tickets on the day of the show. For tickets, or for more information, call 273-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.

 

FROG & TOAD:

The GBPAC will host a jazzy, musical rendition of Arnold Lobel’s award-winning children’s book series "Frog and Toad" at 1 and 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9. Students receive a 50-percent discount with a valid student ID, or can purchase $5 student rush tickets on the day of the show. For tickets, or for more information, call 273-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.

 

WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES:

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:

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 WHISTLE-BLOWERS:

Sen. Grassley will discuss "Government and Whistle-blowers" 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.

 

'THE USE OF CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS IN PRAIRIE PLANTS: WHAT DO THEY DO WITH ALL THAT CO2?':

Kirk Manfredi, chemistry, will discuss "The Use of Chemical Compounds in Prairie Plants: What do they do with all that CO2?" at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Tallgrass Prairie Center, Room 9. This seminar will focus on current research to find useful chemical compounds in native prairie plants. The ethnobotanical rationale behind the selection of plant species for study will be discussed. In addition, he will discuss the types of assays being used for compound identification and the chemistry of the compounds. All are invited. Sponsored by the Tallgrass Prairie 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, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 
LIFE OF AN ON-CAMERA METEOROLOGIST:

The Department of Earth Science presents Jeff Kennedy (KWWL-TV) speaking on "The Life of an On-Camera Meteorologist," at 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, in LAT 125. All are invited.

WELLNESS/REC:

 
UNI PHARMACY OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS:

Is a cold keeping you up at night? Are allergies slowing you down? Stop by the UNI pharmacy in the Student Health Center for a wide selection of over-the-counter medications to help with whatever ails you. The pharmacy stocks generic versions of many popular medications including NyQuil, DayQuil, Claritin, and Sudafed. A pharmacist is there to help you select the right medication. For more information, visit http://www.unipharmacy.com or call 273-2154.

 

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.

 

FLU SHOT CLINICS:

Flu shots will be provided from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom A. The cost is $24 payable by cash, check, u-bill or payroll deduct. Insurance filing accepted. For more information, contact the Health Clinic at 273-7425 or healthcenter@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/health/.

 

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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