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Monday, Feb. 18

NEWS:

UNI ALERT TEST -- UPDATE YOUR DATA
The first campus-wide test of new UNI Alert system is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 27. To do:

1. Check your emergency contact data immediately. Blank sections won't be automatically filled in. You're the only person who can update this data. https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/update_pi.cgi

2. Text messages
If you've opted-in for UNI Alert text messages on your cell phone, watch for a text from Connect-Ed/23177. It will read: "UNI Alert: You are now confirmed to receive alerts from us." For more info, text reply "HELP" or "STOP UNI" to opt out. Save the number to your phone as "UNI Alert."

 

EARTH DAY AT UNI:

This year's Earth Day celebration at UNI will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, at the Maucker Union courtyard. Student organizations, campus departments, area businesses and government agencies can host a booth showcasing activities and interests in matters of ecology, environment, health, recycling, conservation and other related topics. Contact Jenny Bruss at Jennifer.bruss@uni.edu or 273-3689 for more information. Application forms are available online at RRTTC.com

 

HELP PLAN WEEKEND CAMPUS ACTIVITIES AND GET A FREE LUNCH:

Do you have ideas about what should happen on campus during the weekends? If yes, there's a free lunch for you. Come to a session at noon, either Monday, Feb. 25, or Thursday, Feb. 28, in the College Eye Room of Maucker Union to share your thoughts on what weekend living on campus could be. To particpate in one of these discussions, RSVP to mike.bobeldyk@uni.edu or 273-5888. These sessions are available to all students.

 
STUDENT EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR:

Do you have the greatest supervisor on campus? Nomination forms are available for the 2007-2008 Student Employer of the Year. The deadline for nominations is March 7. For more information, or for a nomination form, visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid/pdf/employer-of-year.pdf.

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH TRIVIA CONTEST:

The UNI Talent Search Program is seeking university paraphernalia for door prizes and awards to give to program participants during our Black History Trivia Contest at Waterloo West and East Highs. Departments that would like to donate items should contact Tony Stevens at 433-1220 or tony.stevens@uni.edu.

 

PANTHER PUSH:

Going home anytime soon? Want a chance to get involved and show your Panther Pride? Get involved with Panther Push. This program sends current UNI students to their former high school to visit with students about the advantages of attending UNI -- academics, activities and campus life. If you have a 2.5 GPA or higher and are interested in promoting UNI, apply at http://www.uni.edu/admissions/forms/. Applications are due to the Office of Admissions (Towers Center) by Thursday, Feb. 21. The 90-minute training session will take place Tuesday, March 11. For more information, contact Amy Schipper at amy.schipper@uni.edu.

 

SPECIAL PRICING AT 23RD ST. MARKET THROUGH FEB. 22:

A special rate of 25 cents per ounce for all weighed menu selections at 23rd Street Market will be offered through Feb. 22. This includes fresh items at the Greens Plus Salad Bar, baked potato bar, walking taco bar and nacho bar.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

SPRING CAREER FAIR:

The spring career fair will take place from 10 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the UNI-Dome. More than 120 employers will be there to talk with UNI students/alumni about internships and full-time jobs. Some will schedule for the Spring Interview Day on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Fair information, employers participating, and the majors they're seeking are available at http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/events/career/careerfair/spring.html. Sponsored by UNI Career Services, 214 East Bartlett, 273-6857.

 

OKOBOJI ENTREPRENEURIAL INSTITUTE:

Eight UNI students will be selected for this program through essay and interview. Join a select number of Iowa college students at Lake Okoboji from Aug. 3 through 8 to learn from real business owners and faculty from Iowa universities about starting and running a small business. Earn three hours of UNI credit. Tuition, lodging and food paid by the UNI Pappajohn Center. Visit www.jpec.org/oko.htm or BCS 128 for an application. Application and essay are due March 14.

 

GET HELP PLANNING YOUR SPRING BREAK TRIP:

STA Travel representative will visit UNI on Thursday, Feb. 21. Stop by the info table in the Piazza from
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or attend an info session in the Meditation Room of Maucker Union from 3 to 4 p.m. Get some tips for planning your spring break.

 

CO-OP/INTERNSHIP PROGRAM ORIENTATION MEETINGS:

Seeking information on cooperative education or internships? Attend a co-op orientation meeting from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, or Thursday, Feb. 28, in CBB 109. Learn about the benefits of internships, application process, locating an internship and how to seek credit for a job you have now. Contact the UNI Cooperative Education/Internship Program at 273-6041, East Bartlett Hall 214 or www.uni.edu/careerservices/co-op/

 

FOLLON SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP:

Applications are being accepted for the Dr. Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership. This $2,500, one-year scholarship is named for Follon, who served as vice president for educational and student services at UNI from 1985-1998. The scholarship recognizes students for their leadership contributions to UNI and potential to model leadership for women. Information about the scholarship and application materials can be found at
http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarship/SueFollon.pdf. Deadline for applications is March 3.

 

INTERN IN WASHINTON, D.C.:

Interested in a summer or fall internship in our nation's capital? Does your resume need a "jump start?" This is an opportunity for all majors with many scholarships available. Housing is arranged. UNI students have been placed in a variety of internships with The Washington Center including PBS Television, the Department of Defense, EPA, Treasury Department and Women for Women International. An informational meeting will take place at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, in CBB 121. For more information, contact Al Stamberg, Cooperative Education/Internship Program, at 273-6398.

 

LEARN CHINESE (MANDARIN) IN TAIWAN:

The Taiwan-U.S. Summer Scholarship program is available for graduate/undergraduate students interested in learning about Taiwanese culture and studying Mandarin. A monthly stipend of $800 is awarded for two months. This program will take place at National Pingtung University of Education, Taiwan, from June to August. The application deadline is March 8. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Center (Baker 59) at 273-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu.

 

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS:

The Upward Bound Math and Science Center has four teacher assistant positions open in the areas of mathematics (statistics), chemistry, physics/computer programming and college reading and writing. Applicants should be juniors by the end of the 2007-2008 school year. Teacher assistants work 15 to 17 hours per week at a rate of $10 per hour. Applications are available at http://www.uni.edu/eop/ubms/index.htm or by contacting Latricia Hylton at (319) 433-1261. Applications are due Feb. 29.

 

PAIR APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE:

Students can apply to be a Peer Academic Adviser in Residence (PAIR) for the 2008-2009 academic year. PAIRs work in Academic Advising and in an assigned residence hall where they live. Information and applications are available from the Online Job Board, at http://www.uni.edu/advising/, in Maucker Union 111, or from a current PAIR. Applications are due Monday, Feb. 18.

 

GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP:

The UNI Counseling Center is offering a grief and loss support group for students. It will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m., every Tuesday, at the Counseling Center. Call 273-2676 for more information.

MEETINGS:

STUDY ABROAD IN ENGLAND OR ITALY:

Learn about the opportunities to study abroad in England and Italy with CAPA International. Stop by the information table in the Meditation Room in Maucker Union from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18.

 
RESCHEDULED FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION AND RHO EPSILON MEETING:

There will be a joint meeting for Financial Management Association and Rho Epsilon at 5 p.m, Monday, Feb. 18, in CBB 109. AEGON’s Real Estate and Investment Management divisions will present. After the meeting, students will go to the O.P. for dinner and social time. For more information, contact Devin Boyer at boyerd@uni.edu.

 

COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS ORGANIZATION MEETING:

In celebration of National Entrepreneurship Week, CEO has invited John Hall, founder of Goose Island Brewery in Chicago, to speak from 5 to 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25, in CBB 109. Make plans to attend and hear about Hall's entrepreneurial successes and challenges. Call 273-JPEC for details or cantact Laurie Watje at laurie.watje@uni.edu, 273-2020.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

 

SECRETS AND ILLUSION WITH JASON MICHAELS:

Want to see some cool magic? Check out Jason Michaels at 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Think Criss Angel, David Copperfield and David Blaine wrapped into one. Free refreshments. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

REACHING FOR THE STARS: A SHOWCASE OF UNI'S DIVERSE TALENT:

Sign up for the Talent Showcase at 7 p.m., Friday, March 7, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Applications are accepted for individual and group performances and are due Feb. 27. Application materials and rules can be found at http://www.uni.edu/cme. For more information, contact Bobbi-Jo Guenther at 273-2250 or bbg10@uni.edu.

 

MAY TRIP TO NEW YORK - THE CHINESE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE:

The Center for Multicultural Education is sponsoring a trip to New York City, May 15 to 18, to learn about the experience of Chinese Americans and their struggles fighting discriminatory immigration policies. Tour Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, Chinatown, museums and more. Airfare, hotel, museum fees and transportation are included in the fee. For more information, check out www.uni.edu/cme, call 273-2250 or e-mail bbg10@uni.edu

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Scott and Michelle Dalziel will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. In addition to acoustic rock and folk genres, this duo also plays R&B, pop, jazz, country, bluegrass and blues. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

'TOSCA':

The GBPAC presents Puccini's opera "Tosca," at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount with a valid student ID, or can purchase $5 student rush tickets to select performances that are not sold out on the day of the show. For tickets or for more information, call 273-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.

 

FACULTY ARTIST HORN RECITAL:

UNI School of Music Professor Yu-Ting Su, will present a recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL RECITAL WEEKEND:

The UNI Suzuki School will present its bi-annual recital weekend Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/music/suzuki. This event is free and open to the public.


FREE IMPROV SHOW:

Half Masted 3.2 will present free shows at the Cedar Falls Public Library at 6:30 p.m., every Friday. The library is on Fifth and Main streets and seating is first-come, first-served. Shows are less than one hour, and are family-friendly.

 

PIANO AND ORGAN FESTIVAL:

The UNI School of Music will present the annual Piano and Organ Festival at 9 a.m., Monday, Feb. 25, in the GBPAC Davis and Jebe halls. Coordinated by UNI School of Music Professors Robin Guy and Kui-Im Lee, this event is free and open to the public.

 

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 are: all pieces must be original and scripted; pieces may not exceed five minutes; and no piece may harm the space or its occupants. Performers should show up at 9:30 p.m. to sign up. Free. E-mail: noshamecf@gmail.com.

 

'THE MAGIC FLUTE':

Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet will perform its full-length dance production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "The Magic Flute" at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, in the GBPAC. Choreography is by Mark Godden, whose first full-length ballet, "Dracula," drew international acclaim. Godden and his creative team used Mozart's beloved music to concoct a magical ballet spectacle -- part classical ballet and part Monty Python -- designed to appeal to all ages. For tickets, or for more information, call 273-4TIX, or visit http://www.gbpac.com. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount with a valid student ID.

 

DIRECTOR/DESIGNERS' PRESENTATION FOR 'DEATH OF A SALESMAN':

Theatre UNI will host a Director/Designers' Presentation for the special alumni production of "Death of a Salesman" at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Join guest director Larry Paulsen and the team of professional designers as they share their vision for bringing this American classic to life on the Strayer-Wood stage in April. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.theatreuni.com.

 

SPIRIT OF UGANDA COMES TO THE GBPAC:

The Gallagher-Bluedorn presents "Spirit of Uganda" at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 2. To the melodic tones of standing drums, with dramatic choreography, layered rhythms, and call-and-response vocals, a vibrant cast of performers bring to life the sounds and movements of East Africa. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount with a valid student ID, or can purchase $5 student rush tickets the day of the show. For tickets, or more information, call 273-4TIX or visit www.gbpac.com.

PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

EARTH SCIENCE DEPARTMENT SEMINAR:

Charles Fosselman and Brent Maitland, manager and operations manager of the UNI Power Plant, will discuss "An Overview of the UNI Power Plant: Past and Present" at 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, in LAT 125. All are invited.

 

'WHY CHRISTIANS SHOULD CARE ABOUT CREATION':

The Rev. Robert L. Grant of St. Ambrose University, Davenport, will discuss "Why Christians Should Care About Creation" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, at St. Stephen Catholic Student Center. Grant holds a Ph.D. in environmental ethics and is the author of "A Case Study in Thomistic Environmental Ethics." Presented by the Catholic Student Association.

 

MOVIE NIGHT AT THE CME: 'MALCOLM X':

In celebration of Black History Month, the CME is hosting a screening of the movie "Malcolm X" from 6 to 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in the CME (MAU 109). It's a biopic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, directed by Spike Lee and starring Denzel Washington and Angela Bassett. Free pop and popcorn will be provided. For more information, contact Lydia Roberts at lydia.roberts@uni.edu or 273-2250.

 
GOVERNMENT LEADERS SPEAK ON LEADERSHIP:

The "Leaders on Leadership" series presents three government leaders from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday Feb. 21, in the SEC 252. Speakers are Patricia Harper, former senator in Iowa Legislature, Andrew Morse, president of NISG, and Leon Mosley, co-chair, Republican Party of Iowa. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898, Margaret Corson at 273-2332, or yla@uni.edu (put "leader panel" in subject line).

 

EARTH FROM SPACE:

View the Earth from above in this Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit. Earth from Space reveals unknown features of our home planet and illustrates how satellite imagery is gathered and used to expand our knowledge of life on Earth. This exhibit will be on display through June 28 at the University Museum. An opening reception will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, at the University Museum. Join special guest Andrew Johnston of the National Air and Space Museum, curator of the exhibit and author of "Earth from Space," as he discusses the exhibit. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/museum.

 
DRINK THINK: A PERSONAL APPROACH TO ALCOHOL:

Nationally acclaimed speaker Rick Barnes is coming to UNI to present "Drink Think: A Personal Approach to Alcohol," from 8 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by UNI's Alpha Xi Delta, NISG, Department of Residence, and University Health Services.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in SRL 115, Gregory Bruess, associate professor of history, will present "A Cross-Dressing Nun and a Miracle Working Shrine in Arcadia, Greece: What's the Attraction?" The event is free and open to the public.

WORKSHOPS/SYMPOSIA:

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP:

The workshop will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, in BCS 30. Advanced registration is required. Call 273-JPEC or e-mail jpec@uni.edu.

WELLNESS/REC:

STUDENT HEALTH CLINIC OFFERS MENINGITIS VACCINE:

Students are encouraged to get this immunization. Vaccine protection against meningitis can save a life. Call the Student Health Clinic at 273-2009 for an appointment.

 

BLOOD LIPID PROFILE (BCP) SCREENING:

Blood lipid profile (BCP) screening will take place from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the WRC Main Corridor. Blood is drawn to test for 23 components including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, blood sugar, iron, etc. Cost is $20 for BCP; $10 extra for prostate test (PSA); $5 extra for thyroid test (TSH). Pay by cash or check only. To schedule an appointment, call the Wellness Resource Lab at 273-6119. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 

INTRAMURAL HOT SHOT, FREE THROW AND THREE-POINT CONTEST:

Men-Women Singles, Doubles, Co-rec
Registration and competition start at 7 p.m. and go untill 9:30 p.m. each night, Feb. 27 and 28. Register at the event. All participants registering must sign-up with a partner. IM championship T-shirts will be awarded to the men and women champions in each activity, plus doubles champions in men's and women's and co-rec division.

 

INTRAMURAL WRESTLING TOURNAMENT:

Registration and weigh-ins are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 26, in the West Gym. Prelims begin at 7 p.m. in the West Gym. (Match length: three periods, 2 minutes, 1 minute, 1 minute.) All wrestlers are guaranteed two matches. Finals begin at 7 p.m., Feb. 27, in the West Gym. For more information, call 273-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL INDOOR TRACK MEET:

Sunday, March 2 at 8 p.m. in the UNI–Dome. Field events: shot put, long jump and high jump. Running events: 60m dash, 400m run, 800m run, 400m relay, 800m relay and mile run. Pick up entry forms in WRC, Room 101. Entries are due Thursday, Feb. 28, in WRC Room 101. For more information, call 273-7262.

 

WRS HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

Tired of hauling all your workout gear through the wind and snow every day? Let HB help you out. Lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year). For more information, ask a fitness supervisor at HB, or contact Kristy Leen, WRS personal fitness coordinator at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu.

 

NEED MOTIVATION WITH YOUR WORKOUT?:

Personal trainers are a helpful resource to teach proper form and technique and provide motivation to reach fitness goals. Get inspired and enjoy exercising. For more information, contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu

HOURS

SPRING WRC AND HEALTH BEAT HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/spring2008.html

 

 

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