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Monday, Jan. 21
Students, faculty and staff are asked to update their emergency contact information for the new UNI Alert system. Go to MyUNIverse and click on "Update My Personal Information" in the "My Personal Records" section. Once there, click on the UNI Alert tab. http://myuniverse.uni.edu For more information about UNI Alert, see http://www.uni.edu/resources/alert/faq.shtml. The first UNI Alert test is scheduled for early February.
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.
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. Although the lines are still visible, there is no parking beyond the signs.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
During spring 2007 the Rod 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.
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.
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.
The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley and UNI are piloting a new partnership this semester. Lauren Pelleymounter, assistant director of the volunteer center, will staff the office in ITTC 117, within the Office of Academic Assessment, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., every Thursday, beginning Jan. 24. For more information, contact Lauren at 272-2087.
Students interested in event planning and making a difference on campus should apply to join the Campus Activities Board (CAB). Applications are available online at http://www.uni.edu/maucker/. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 5.
The Homecoming Committee is a group of students who plan homecoming-week activities. Events include window painting, Panther Pride Cry, Panther scramble, pep rally and the parade. Applications are available online at http://www.uni.edu/maucker/ and are due by Jan. 31. For more information, contact 273-6849.
Interested in learning more about different cultures? Do you want opportunities to meet people from other countries? The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) is seeking volunteers to match with international students. Partners meet one hour weekly to speak English with an international student and participate in a monthly group activity. Sign up at http://fp.uni.edu/ciep/conversation_partners.htm or visit the CIEP office in Baker 72.
The SALAD (Seeking Alliances through Leadership and Diversity) Leadership Summit is a program designed to address issues of difference. This one-day summit on March 29, includes discussions about stereotypes, values, and collaborations that will benefit students working in groups. If you consider yourself a leader at UNI, please nominate yourself to take part in the SALAD Leadership Summit. You can also nominate others. Send your name and e-mail address to Alicia Mireles at email@example.com
For more information visit www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter
This informative workshop offered by the Student Leadership Center will take place at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the Maucker Union State College Room. Steve Carignan will help students learn how to plan a successful event. For more information, contact Jeff Ramsey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 email@example.com or 273-2519 for further information.
There will be an informational Financial Management Association meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 5 p.m. in CBB 109. Learn about networking opportunites and possible scholarships. If you are a finance student, this is a group you cannot miss out on, but all majors are welcome. Pizza and pop provided.
Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity on campus, is recruiting new members 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
All students are invited to attend the Society for Human Resource Management meeting at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23, in CBB 227. Leah Gutknecht from UNI's Office of Compliance and Equity Management will discuss human-resource issues at UNI. Refreshments will be served.
A few places still remain for the June 2008 Capstone Study Abroad course in Greece. Informational meetings at noon and 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan 23, in the North Room in Maucker Union. Contact Professor Gregory Bruess at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-2752. Online information available at http://www.uni.edu/global/Greece
Interested in TV production? There will be an informational meeting about UNI's cable system at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the second-floor lounge of Lang Hall. If you have an idea for a show that you'd like to do but don't know how to go about it, or if you're curious about video production, stop in. If you can't attend but are interested, e-mail Chris Cook at email@example.com.
Learn about earning nine UNI credits this summer in Chile. Attend informational meetings at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday or Thursday, Jan. 23 or 24, in Baker 161. For more information, contact the Study Abroad office in Baker 59 at 273-7078 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNI's sales and marketing organization, Pi Sigma Epsilon, will hold two informational meetings for students interested in getting involved. Stop in at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23 or Sunday, Jan. 27 in CBB 024 to learn more about how you can reach your full potential. Contact Kathryn at email@example.com or visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/pse/ for more information.
A College Entrepreneurs' Organization meeting will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, in BCS 30. The meeting will cover nomination of officers, distribution of CEO T-shirts, volunteer opportunities and a ME & V tour. Call 273-JPEC for details or contact Laurie Watje at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 273-2020.
All majors are welcome, Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 3:30 p.m. in CBB 126. The Manitoba International Marketing Competition (MIMC) team will present about Canada. Sign up for our trip to Minneapolis coming up in February. For more information contact Stephanie Wesely at email@example.com
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):
On Jan. 30 and 31, UNI will participate in Focus the Nation, an unprecedented teach-in on global warming solutions with more than 1,300 participating schools and organizations. For a list of the teach-in sessions visit
Calling all cowpokes, tenderfoots, outlaws and wranglers. Come see if you can last eight seconds on the mechanical bulls, decorate your own bandana, learn some country line dancing and have an old-time western photo taken, from 8 p.m. to midnight, Thursday, Jan. 24, in Maucker Union. Free refreshments. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
The Campus Activities Board is sponsoring a chartered bus trip to the Mall of America, Saturday, Feb. 9. The trip is $5 for UNI students and $10 for guests. The bus will leave from in front of University Book & Supply at 7 a.m. and will return around 11 p.m. (time will be finalized the week of the trip). Sign up at the Student Involvement & Activities Center starting Tuesday, Jan. 22. Payment (cash only) is due at sign up. No refunds are allowed. For more information, contact the Student Involvement & Activities Center at 3-2683.
Johnsmith will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Johnsmith's most recent CD is "Break Me Open." Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Chris Buckholz will present a trombone recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. The recital will feature faculty artist Sean Botkin, piano, and the works of Sulek and Monaco. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Scott Hagarty will present a recital on cornetto at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. A UNI alum, Hagarty earned his master's from Yale University and his doctorate at the University of Minnesota. The recital also will feature UNI School of Music professors Kui-Im Lee, organ, David Rachor, dulcien, and Randy Grabowski, cornetto. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI School of Music will present a master class by visiting artist Scott Hagarty, cornetto, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Theatre UNI presents "Tales of the Lost Formicans," a dark comedy of American suburban angst, as seen through the eyes of extraterrestrials, 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.
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.
In an increasingly violent world, is non-violence an effective tactic? Has much changed in society since Martin Luther King Jr.'s time? Join in or listen to this stimulating discussion on whether King's ideas and theories can be applicable today at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21, in the CME (MAU 109). Michael Blackwell, director for multicultural education, will lead the discussion. A CME Book Club meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m., in the CME. The book to be discussed is "Martin Luther King: An Inconvenient Hero" by Vincent Harding. It is not necessary to have read the book to attend. The book is on reserve at Rod Library.
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
Join The Center for Multicultural Education in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. through a film series.
"Martin Luther King Jr.: The Man and the Dream" is a 50-minute film, highlighting King's life through interviews with his confidants. It will be shown at noon and 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22 and at 1 and 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23.
"Legacy of a Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr." is a 30-minute film that reveals the life and times of the Civil Rights leader. It will be shown at 1 and 3 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22; and at 2:30 and 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23. All films will be shown in the lobby of the Center for Multicultural Education.
Ira Greenberg teaches in the Interactive Media Studies program at Miami University. He has worked in industry and academia across various disciplines including painting, 2-D and 3-D animation, interactive design, print design, multimedia development and software engineering. His current work builds on organic forms and fuses perception and the algorithmic process, creating wildly imaginative imagery with code. He also takes the syntax of poetry, converts it to data, and translates that data into visual images. He will discuss his journey from art to math and back again at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, in the KAB 111.
Focus the Nation at UNI kicks off at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, with a live Web cast of "The 2% Solution" in the John Deere Auditorium of the CBB (room 109). The film, produced with support from the National Wildlife Federation, addresses what it would take for the U.S. to reduce its energy consumption by 2 percent per year for the next 40 years in order to keep global warming to a minimum. A discussion will follow.
Cindy Cambardella, from the National Soil Tilth Lab, Iowa State University, will discuss "Carbon Sequestration and Nutrient Cycling in Restorations" at 3:30 p.m., Wednedsay, Jan. 30, in the Tallgrass Prairie Center, Room 9. Her presentation is an overview of carbon sequestration and nutrient cycling in perennial landscapes, including prairie reconstruction sites, savanna restoration sites, shelter belts, and riparian buffers. This is the first in a series of seminars on natural resource research and management. Sponsored by the Tallgrass Prairie Center.
This will be presented by Dave Zarifis, director, UNI Public Safety, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Zarifis will share information and insights from his law enforcement perspective relating to this important topic. There will be time at the end for questions. UNI Violence Intervention Services information and resources will be available as well. This presentation is sponsored by the UNI Interfraternity Council, UNI Panhellenic Council, UNI Department of Public Safety, and UNI University Health Services.
"Planet Earth" is a 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
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. December graduates are eligible. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org in the Graduate College. Deadline for submissions is March 1.
All graduate students are invited to attend a how-to workshop on giving professional oral presentations at research conferences. Sessions are at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Graduate College conference room (Lang 122) with Melissa Beall presenting or at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Graduate College conference room (Lang 122) with Cate Palczewski presenting. RSVP to email@example.com by Feb. 1 with preferred session date. Use these skills to prepare for the Campus-Wide Graduate Student Research Symposium on Monday, April 7.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com by Jan. 24 and indicate which session you will attend. Sponsored by UNI's Graduate College and Financial Aid Office.
This workshop is offered from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required. Call 273-JPEC or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or call 273-3679.
Registration for 4-on-4 Sunday volleyball men/women and co-rec leagues will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Jan. 28 and 29 in WRC 101. Four-team leagues are available at 5, 5:40, 6:20, 7 and 7:40 p.m. Schedules will be e-mailed after 1 p.m. on Feb. 5. Play begins at 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10.
Are you a chronic dieter? Would you like to learn how to eat right? WRS is sponsoring an Intuitive Eating Workshop from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Feb. 5 through March 11. Participants will learn how to reject a diet mentality and practice the principles of intuitive eating. For more information, or to register, call Joan Thompson at 273-2198.
Sign up for the Wellness and Recreation Services Sixth Ironman Triathlon Challenge, a fitness incentive program. Registration begins Monday, Jan. 28, in WRC 101. Entry fee is $15. Completing your selected event nets you a commemerative T-shirt and certificate of achievement.
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.
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.
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