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Monday, Jan. 14

NEWS:

UNI POLICE UPDATE:

UNI police began carrying firearms as a standard part of their duty gear on Dec. 23. The arming of UNI officers was completed after the Department of Public Safety Advisory Committee reviewed all the pertinent UNI policies to ensure compliance with the policies and procedures passed by Board of Regents, State of Iowa, in October. Prior to arming, a letter from Steve Pavelec, chair of the advisory committee, was sent to President Allen and Vice President Tom Schellhardt. The letter explained that the document review had been completed and the advisory committee recommended the UNI Police Department proceed with equipping officers with side arms. Any questions regarding this process should be referred to Dave Zarifis, UNI director of public safety, at 3-2712.

 

PARKING LOT CHANGES:

BARTLETT

The Bartlett A lot has been reopened and partially re-configured. Several stalls have been eliminated on the north and south ends to allow for large vehicle access to service the loading dock at Begeman Hall (the Physics Building) and the ITTC. There are signs identifying the parking and no parking areas on both ends of the lot. Please notice, although the lines are still visible, there is no parking beyond the signs.

 

WRC

The Wellness and Recreation parking lot is currently under reconstruction. A portion of the lot is re-opened. The major change to this lot includes a portion of it being designated for Cedar Valley Medical Specialist Clinic patients, physicians and clinic staff. Designated spaces are reserved for clinic patrons from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Note that meters remain in this portion of the lot and they will be enforced from 6 to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday.No parking is allowed from 1 to 7 a.m., seven days per week.

 

Reminder: Guests with visitor parking permits are not allowed to park in the metered spots without paying. The only exception is in the GBPAC lot. If you have questions, contact Parking Operations at 3-2710.

 

CatID AND WebCT UPDATE:

As of Jan. 5, UNI students, faculty and staff can use their CatID username and password for accessing MyUNIverseCT (WebCT). If you experience problems accessing WebCT with your CatID, contact the Computer Consulting Center (CCC) by phone at 273-5555 or e-mail its-consult@uni.edu. The CCC, is located in room 36 of the Innovative Teaching and Technology Center, and consultants are available to provide hands-on assistance during university business hours.

 

LIBRARY SURVEY RESULTS:

During spring 2007 the Library invited students, faculty and staff to fill out a nationally administered survey to measure service quality (LibQUAL+). Survey results are available at http://www.library.uni.edu/libqual/. Analysis by library staff is ongoing; check the Web site for updates throughout the semester.


HELP EVALUATE ROD LIBRARY'S WEB SITE:

See http://www.uni.edu/library/webreview/ for more information and to sign up. Students who participate in the evaluation will receive a UNI glass as a thank you gift. Contact Susan Basye at 273-3638 or susan.basye@uni.edu for more information.

 

CAPSTONE CLASS ADDED:

Another Capstone Experience course has been added to the spring 2008 class schedule - 010:159 section 37 "Lies and Lying in Personal and Professional Life" with Geraldine Perreault, from 1 to 4 p.m., Wednesdays.

 

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARDS:

UNI and Veridian Credit Union are seeking nominations for the 2008 Community Engagement Awards to recognize outstanding contributions of UNI faculty members to the community through research or teaching. All full-time tenured and tenure track faculty are eligible. For award and nomination details, visit www.uni.edu/resources/outreach/veridian.shtml. All nomination materials must be submitted by Feb. 15.

 

COLD TEMPS = HOT DEALS AT PREXY'S AND CHATS:

Take advantage of discounts on featured menu items each day when the high temperature is 20 degrees or less for the previous day. Specials change daily Jan. 14 to 25. Visit Prexy's and Chats in Maucker Union for complete details.

 

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

RA APPLICATIONS DUE JAN. 18:

Applications for Resident Assistant positions are due by 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18. Applications and more information about the RA position and selection process are online at http://www.uni.edu/dor/raapplication/. Apply today.

 

McELROY FELLOWSHIP:

Application materials are available for the McElroy Fellowship at http://www.grad.uni.edu. Candidates must be a graduate or graduating senior of a liberal arts program and intend to pursue graduate study toward a Ph. D. at an accredited university. Application deadline is Jan. 25. Eligible students are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact the Graduate College at 273-2748.

 

FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS OFFERED:

The schedule of FREE computer workshops offered by ITS-Educational Technology is available by clicking on the link below. Many of these may be taken for credit. Special workshops for those using myUNIverseCT (WebCT) and ePortfolio are available this week. http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt

 

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR ACADEMIC TRAVEL AND RESEARCH:

The Intercollegiate Academics Fund (IAF) is a yearly allocation of Student Activity Fee money that exists to promote and support intercollegiate academic travel and research expenses for UNI students. The next funding request deadline is Thursday, Feb. 7. IAF Guidelines and Fund Request Forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/iaf or from the Forms Repository. Contact Cheryl Nedrow at cheryl.nedrow@uni.edu or 273-2519 for further information.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GRAD SCHOOL:

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards scholarships to help students with exceptional promise and demonstrated financial need attend graduate school. Must have financial need, cumulative GPA of 3.50 or better, plan to attend graduate school in fall 2008, and be nominated by UNI. Learn more about the program and apply online at www.jackkentcookefoundation.org All applications must be completed by Feb. 18. Contact Betty DeBerg at 273-6221 or betty.deberg@uni.edu

 

FLYIN' HIGH AT UNI:

The basic fundamentals of flying will be offered for the first time on the UNI campus. See how fun and easy it is to experience the joys of piloting your own aircraft. Classes will be offered on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. in ITC Room 7. Sign up for 330:059 Section 10.

 

MEETINGS:

MTA MEETING:

The Multicultural Teaching Alliance (MTA) student organization will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14, in Maucker Union Meditation Room. The meeting focus is planning for the Feb. 4 African American Read-In with invited elementary students. New members are always welcome. Contacts are Gloria Adams, MTA president, adamsg@uni.edu, Derk Babbitt, MTA vice-president dbabbitt@uni.edu, or Janet McClain, MTA co-advisor at 273-2924 or janet.mcclain@uni.edu

 

ALPHA PHI OMEGA:

Alpha Phi Omega, co-ed service fraternity on campus is recruiting new memberes Jan. 22 through 25. There will be informational meetings each night followed by an activity in CBB 221. Tuesday and Thursday meetings start at 7 p.m. and Wednesday and Friday meetings start at 3:30 p.m. For more information visit www.uni.edu/studentorgs/apo

WORKSHOPS/SYMPOSIA:

CAMPUS-WIDE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM:

Graduate students are invited to begin preparing for the first campus-wide research symposium for graduate students from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, April 7, in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. This event is open to all graduate students and graduate programs. Poster presentations, artwork and musical performances are all welcome to be showcased. December graduates are eligible. For more information, contact kkuker@uni.edu in the Graduate College. Deadline for submissions is March 1.

 
HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE A CUSTOMER SCORNED:

Join the campus and community for "Service Speaks in the Cedar Valley ... Caring for Consumers, Clients and Guests" Jan. 16 at 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Maucker Union and Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. in Commons Ballroom and 7 p.m. at the GBPAC. Nationally recognized speaker Nancy Friedman will present "How to be an Island of Excellence in an Ocean of Mediocrity" and "21 Ways to Great Customer Service." RSVP for any of the daytime sessions by calling 3-6899. Reserve tickets for the evening session by calling 3-4TIX. Contact Matt Sieren at 3-3637 for more information.

 

POSTER PRESENTATION WORKSHOP FOR GRAD STUDENTS:

All graduate students are invited to attend a how-to workshop on creating research posters suitable for presenting at research conferences. Sessions are at noon, Monday, Feb. 4, or at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Graduate College conference room (Lang 122). Kim MacLin will be the presenter. RSVP to kkuker@uni.edu by Jan. 30 with preferred session time. Use these skills to prepare for the first annual Campus Wide Graduate Student Research Symposium on Monday, April 7.

 

FAFSA WORKSHOP FOR GRAD STUDENTS:

All students who will be graduate students during the 2008-2009 school year are invited to learn how to complete the FAFSA at 3 p.m., Jan. 28, or at noon, Jan. 30, in the ITTC computer lab, Room 134. Students only need to attend one workshop. If possible, students should bring their 2007 earnings information (W2's, final pay stubs, etc.) with them. RSVP to kkuker@uni.edu by Jan. 24 and indicate which session you will attend. Sponsored by UNI's Graduate College and Financial Aid Office.

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR EDUCATION MAJOR WORKSHOPS:

The GBPAC will host two workshops for future classroom teachers this spring. "Character Counts! in Iowa" will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 15, and "Creative Movement to Inspire Writing" will be from 1 to 4 p.m., April 11. This is a chance to build your portfolio and resume. For more information, or to register, e-mail wsebert@uni.edu or call 273-3679.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:.

VOLLEYBALL BANQUET:

The UNI Volleyball Banquet will be held at noon, Sunday, Jan. 27, in the McLeod Center. The cost is $15 per person. If you want to help celebrate the volleyball team's 2007 season, RSVP to Michelle Coulter at 273-3176 or michelle.coulter@uni.edu by Friday, Jan. 18.

 

MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR'S LIFETIME DREAMS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Celebrate the dreams of an American hero Saturday, Jan. 26, at a Waterloo community agency. Michael Blackwell, director of the CME, will present civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.'s lifetime dreams and accomplishments. Transportation will be provided if needed. To sign up, or for more information, including transportation, contact Bobbi-Jo Guenther at bbg10@uni.edu.

 

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The UNI men's basketball team hosts Creighton at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15, in McLeod Center.
The Panther women's basketball team hosts Missouri State at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, in McLeod Center. The Panthers host Wichita State at 7:05 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, in McLeod Center.
Panther wrestling hosts Wyoming at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18, in McLeod Center.
Swimming hosts Nebraska-Omaha at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, in the WRC Pool.
Track and Field hosts the Panther Open Saturday, Jan. 19, in the UNI-Dome.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Dubuque band River and the Tributaries will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. The six band members play acoustic guitar, electric guitar, violin, hand drums, mandolin, bass guitar, drum set, keyboards, upright bass, piano, trumpet, flute, cello and various percussion instruments. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

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, Jan. 18, 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.

 

ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET:

The Gallagher-Bluedorn presents the St. Lawrence String Quartet at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount on tickets with student ID. For show information call 273-4TIX or visit www.gbpac.com

 

LOST FORMICANS:

Theatre UNI presents "Tales of the Lost Formicans," a dark comedy of American suburban angst, as seen through the eyes of extra-terrestrials, at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 25 and 26, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre or call 273-6381.

 
KUNI'S BLUES BLOWOUT:

The Legendary Rhythm and Blues Revue featuring the Tommy Castro Band, Magic Dick (former J. Geils Band founding member) and Deanna Bogart will roll into Waterloo’s Electric Park Ballroom for the KUNI 2008 Winter Blues Blowout on Saturday, Feb. 9. http://events.publicbroadcasting.net/kuni/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&eventID=672047

Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 at the door). Advance tickets can be ordered online at www.kuniradio.org (in the Store section) or by calling KUNI weekdays at 273-6400 or 800-772-2440, ext. 0. Advance tickets also are available at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls. All proceeds benefit KUNI Public Radio.

 

PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

PHOTO EXHIBITIONS:

The UNI Gallery of Art presents 'World Views' and 'Pictures from St. Petersburg' from Jan. 14 to Feb. 7. UNI Professor of Art Richard Colburn will present "The Language of Photography" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15. An opening reception will follow. "World Views" features reknowned photographers Tina Barney, Linda Connor, Andrew Moore and JoAnn Verburg. "Pictures from St. Petersburg" features new work by Colburn created during an academic exchange in St. Petersburg, Russia. Free and open to the public.

 

IOWA UP CLOSE EXHIBIT:

Iowa Up Close photography contest submissions will be on display at the University Museum through Jan. 31. Stop by to appreciate the unique views of our home state and the talent of local photographers. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. www.uni.edu/museum

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE:

The blockbuster "Good Luck Chuck," starring Dane Cook, Chelan Simmons and Dan Fogler, will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m.,Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Free refreshments. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 
BBC PLANET EARTH FILM SERIES AT THE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM:

"PLANET EARTH" is an amazing documentary of never-before-seen animal behaviors, startling views of locations captured by cameras for the first time, and unprecedented high-definition production techniques. Screenings are at 1:30 and 3 p.m. on Feb. 23, March 15, March 29, April 12, April 26, May 10 and May 31. www.uni.edu/museum

 

WELLNESS/REC:

WANTED: BASKETBALL OFFICIALS:

An officials' clinic will take place at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15; Wednesday, Jan. 16; or Thursday, Jan. 17, in the WRC 204. Pay will be $7.25. Wear tennis shoes and gym clothes. Team members who wish to officiate may still play with their respective teams. If interested, but unable to attend one of the meetings, check with the Intramural Office in the WRC, Room 161.

 

MEN'S AND WOMEN'S INTRAMURAL LEAGUE BOWLING:

A manager's meeting will take place at 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14, in the SEC 246. A make-up manager's meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15, or Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the WRC 250. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 15 and 16, in the WRC 101. Schedules will be e-mailed after 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22. Play will begin at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23, or Friday, Jan. 25, at Valley Park Lanes.

 

INTRAMURAL 5-ON-5 LEAGUE BASKETBALL:

A manager's meeting will take place at 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14, in the SEC 246. A make-up manager's meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15, or Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the WRC 250. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 15 and 16, in the WRC 101. League play begins Wednesday, Jan. 30. Men's, women's and co-rec leagues. Includes 5-on-5, 4-on-4 co-rec and pre-season open tournament.

 
REGISTER FOR FITNESS AND LEISURE CLASSES:

Wellness and Recreation Fitness and Leisure classes begin Jan. 16. Try something new in 2008: pilates, combo aerobics, absolutely abs and more. Register on-line at www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis. Brochures are available at the WRS welcome desk or in Maucker Union.

 
SPRING 2008 MASSAGE:

Massages will be offered in the Wellness Resource Lab (WRC 104) by LMT Carissa Shima Tuesday through Friday and by LMT Leta Hanson Mondays and Wednesdays. $15 for 15 minutes; $25 for 30 minutes; $35 for 45 minutes; $45 for 60 minutes; and $65 for 90 minutes. Pay by cash, check, u-bill or payroll deduct. Call 273-6119 to schedule. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 

HOURS:

WELLNESS RECREATION CENTER:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/

 

LIBRARY HOURS FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours_special.shtml#mlutherjr

 

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS:
http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/hrs-bsp.shtml

 

Maucker Union Building Hours for Martin Luther King Jr Weekend:
http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/hrs-bsp.shtml

 

EXTENDED HOURS FOR SOME MAUCKER UNION RESTAURANTS:

http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/hours/index.htm

 

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