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Monday, Oct. 6, 2008

NEWS:

NEW WEBSITE FOR NISG:

Northern Iowa Student Government has launched its new Web site. The site has been redesigned for better navigation and includes new features like podcasts, news, searching and housing-list integration with Google Maps. Check out http://www.uni.edu/nisg.

 

HELP TEST NEW LIBRARY WEB SITE:

Rod Library is seeking students' help in finding the bugs in its new Web site design. Participants will receive 50 pages of free photocopying and a Rod Library pizza cutter. To volunteer go to http://www.uni.edu/library/webreview/

 

UNI PURPLE PRIDE DAY--FRIDAY, OCT. 10:

Celebrate the purple in your life with UNI's fourth annual Purple Pride Day. Wear UNI purple apparel, available at various retail stores and online at Panther Athletics or University Book & Supply. Take group photos showcasing your Panther pride and send to University Marketing & Public Relations via e-mail at umpr@uni.edu or campus mail, 0392. Please include a short caption.

 

A NEW HOME FOR IMSEP:

The Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership (IMSEP) has a new home in the Center for Energy and Environmental Education, Room 18. IMSEP is a state-funded initiative led by UNI, in partnership with Iowa State University and the University of Iowa.

 

VOLUNEER USHERS NEEDED:

The Strayer-Wood Theatre is seeking volunteer ushers for "The House of Blue Leaves," Oct. 10-12 and 17-19. Ushers receive a free ticket to the performance. To volunteer, call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 273-6381.

 

VENT ON VENT TV:

Airheads, construction, homework, politics, religion, smoking or zoology. Share an opinion on any topic from A to Z. VENT TV is a free-speech platform, broadcast across campus and online. It is taped from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in the Maucker Union near Chats. Stop by and share your viewpoint. Previous episodes are available at www.ventuni.com.

 

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

TUESDAY IS PRINCIPAL DAY AT UNI:

Looking for an internship or career? Principal Financial Group will be on campus to network with students from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the Maucker Union Ballroom, with a networking reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Learn more about the company and internship/career opportunities. From 8 to 9 p.m., a Principal representative will make a presentation on leadership and values in the work place. Enter a drawing to win an iTouch. Contact Sarah Goblirsch, sarah.goblirsch@uni.edu or 273-2084, with questions.

 

DELL STUDENT DISCOUNT:

Get a Dell student discount at www.dell.com/uni. Choose from more than 10 pre-configured systems or customize your own by shopping the full catalog and save 7 percent with your student discount.

 

EXPLORING MAJORS FAIR:

The Exploring Majors Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Some 30 academic departments will have faculty, advising coordinators and experienced students available to answer questions and share information. The fair is designed for students to explore majors, minors and certificates from academic departments. Deciding students, as well as students who have declared a major but may be uncertain about their choice, are encouraged to attend. Door prizes to be raffled. Visit http://www.uni.edu/advising/event/majorfair/majorfair.html for more information.

 

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRAD STUDENTS:

Join UNI graduate students and volunteers from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Contact Ken Nesbett at knesbett@uni.edu to sign up for a shift.

 

HOCKEY FOR GRAD STUDENTS:

Join in the fun with other graduate students at the Waterloo Blackhawks vs. Des Moines Buccanneers hockey game at 7:05 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24. Tickets are only $5. E-mail Ken Nesbett at knesbett@uni.edu by Tuesday, Oct. 22, to reserve your tickets, which may be picked up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Graduate College, Lang 110 .

 

LEARN TO WRITE A GRANT IN THE SUMMER OF 2009:

Apply for a four-week Graduate College Summer Fellowship for grant development. The application deadline is Oct. 31. Contact Mike Licari (michael.licari@uni.edu or 273-3303) for more information on the summer fellowships, or visit http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/fellowship.aspx.

 

MEN'S GLEE CLUB AUDITIONS:

The UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club is hosting auditions for its Annual Christmas Variety Show. Auditions for this year's show will be at 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, in the GBPAC, Room 30. Audition forms are posted on the bulletin board outside Brad Barrett’s office (GBPAC 86). All types of talent are welcome: vocal, instrumental, solos, ensembles, etc. Application forms must be turned in by Friday, Oct. 24, to the GBPAC music office. For more information, contact Barrett at brad.barrett@uni.edu.

 

FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS FOR CREDIT:

ITS-Educational Technology is offering four series of free computer workshops for Mastering Microsoft Office and five for Creating Web Pages during spring semester. Each series is worth one credit hour. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/credit.shtml.

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

Learn the components of a business plan and what makes an effective plan from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required at jpec@uni.edu or 273-5732.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS:

Learn the basics of starting a small business, including business structure, taxes, and resources, from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, BCS 30. Advance registration is required at jpec@uni.edu or 273-5732.

 

PLANNING TO DRINK:

If you choose to drink alcohol, why not plan ahead for your own personal safety and well-being? University Health Sevices offers a helpful, wallet-sized card, "Watch Your B.A.C. and Stay in Your Green Zone." To find out more and order a free card, visit www.uni.edu/wellrec and click on the "Planning to Drink?" tab.

 

E-TOKE ASSESSMENT FOR FREE:

Check out this free, confidential assessment that gives helpful feedback regarding individual patterns of marijuana use and how it might affect different areas of life. Visit www.uni.edu/wellrec and click on the "e-Toke" tab to access this resource.

MEETINGS:

COLLEGE REPUBLICANS MEETING OCT. 6:

The UNI College Republicans will meet at 8:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. There will be a guest speaker. Homecoming and other upcoming events will be discussed. For more information, e-mail unicollegerepublicans@gmail.com.

 

UNI PROUD MEETINGS:

Proud meets at 7 p.m., every Tuesday in the Presidential Room, Maucker Union. Everyone is welcome to attend. Contact Kaitlin Korbitz at kkorbitz@uni.edu or (319) 610-7155 with questions.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN CHILE MEETING:

There will be an informational presentation about studying abroad in Chile from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, and Wednesday, Oct. 8, in Gilchrist 10. Pochy Morales, a Chilean professor and native, will explain the programs she helps to coordinate with international students. Past participants will be available to answer questions. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office at 273-7078, e-mail study-abroad@uni.edu or visit www.uni.edu/studyabroad.

 
STUDY ABROAD IN ITALY MEETING:

Interested in studying abroad this summer? There will be an informational session regarding the Summer Capstone in Itay from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, in Gilchrist 009. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office at 273-7078, or visit www.uni.edu/studyabroad.

 

UNI RIGHT TO LIFE MEETING:

UNI Right to Life will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, in the College Eye Room (downstairs in Maucker Union).

 

LEARN ABOUT BECOMING AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT VOLUNTEER:

International Student Volunteer has summer programs in Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Thailand, Eastern Europe and South Africa. Along with ISV you will contribute to environmental, conservation and humanitarian efforts and foster responsible travel and cultural awareness around the world. The first two weeks will be spent volunteering in hands-on projects, ranging from working with elephants and sea turtles to children’s education construction projects. The second two weeks will be a cultural adventure tour in your chosen country, with activities such as white water rafting, glacier climbing, waterfall rappelling, scuba diving and jungle kayaking. Informational meetings will be held every hour, on the hour, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, in the College Eye Room, Maucker Union. For more information, contact ISV at www.isvonline.org.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR AWARENESS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EVENT:

Volunteers interested in increasing awareness of individuals with disabilities are invited to attend a meeting from 4 to 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, in 103 SHC to learn about the organization’s upcoming educational events. Contact Ashley at ashley.lerch@uni.edu for more information.

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

HOMECOMING EVENTS:

HOMECOMING EVENTS:

For a list of events, visit http://www.uni.edu/homecoming.

 

HOMECOMING ITEMS FOR SALE AT ESSENTIALS:

Back the Panthers for the "Purple Out" games on Saturday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 18. Get an official T-Shirt at Essentials in Maucker Union for only $9.99. Check out the new clothing and gear up for the games. Enjoy 50-cent bags of popcorn during Homecoming Week at Essentials in Maucker Union.

 

WIN A SIGNED SPORTSBALL:

UNI student athletes have signed footballs, volleyballs and soccer balls to be given away during Homecoming Week at Prexys and Essentials in Maucker Union, Biscotti's in Redeker Center and the 23rd Street Market in Commons. Enter the drawing now through Oct. 9. No purchase necessary. Information on all Department of Residence promotions: http://www.uni.edu/dor. Click on What's Happening.

 

TAILGATE PARTY PACKAGE AT 23RD STREET MARKET:

Just in time for Homecoming: Win a tailgate tent and tailgate package at 23rd Street Market. The package includes a tailgate tent, cooler, beverages and food. See convenience store locations for more give-aways. Enter the drawings now through Oct. 9. No purchase necessary. Information on all Department of Residence promotions: http://www.uni.edu/dor. Click on What's Happening.

 

HOMECOMING HOT DOG STAND:

St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center will host its annual hot dog stand from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, Friday, Oct. 10, and Saturday, Oct. 11, on the front lawn of St. Stephen (next to the bookstore). Lemonade, water and condiments for the hot dogs will be provided. Lawn games will be set up also.

 

UNI PROUD GRILL OUT:

UNI Proud will sell hot dogs and hamburgers from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, at 1920 College St.

HOMECOMING PANCAKE & CINNAMON ROLL BREAKFAST:

Enjoy homemade pancakes and sausage for $5 or cinnamon rolls with hot chocolate or coffee for only $1.50 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11. The breakfast will be served in front of St. Stephen Catholic Student Center next to University Book & Supply at 1019 W. 23rd St.

 

SAFE DATE TAILGATE:

Come for free food, drinks and games from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, in the southwest corner of the North Dome lot. This event is to raise awareness about safe dating and violence prevention on campus. Sponsored by the Women's & Gender Studies Program. There will be a raffle for gift certificates to University Book & Supply, free T-shirts and koozies.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

INFLUENCE THE FUTURE -- FOE/HLC KICK-OFF EVENT:

UNI is embarking on its Higher Learning Commission reaccreditation including participation in the Foundations of Excellence program. Come to a special kickoff event from 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the Commons Ballroom. Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. The program will start promptly at 3:15 p.m.

 

HATE CRIME VIGIL:

A Hate Crime Vigil will take place at 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Campanile. The vigil is in remembrance of Matthew Shepard, Lawrence King and other victims of gender identity or sexual orientation violence. The program will begin with lighting candles of hope and continue with speakers from UNI Proud.

 

KAPPA DELTA PI T-SHIRT SALE:

T-shirts and related items will be available at the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society's sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, and Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the second-floor Schindler Lobby. Proceeds benefit KDP's educational and service projects.

 

SHOWTIME:

UNI's dance program offers a free weekly series about dance from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, in WRC 185/187. This week, Gwendolyn Schwinke, assistant professor, Department of Theatre, will introduce the Feldenkrais Method, a system of body/mind awareness. Come dressed to move.

 

COMING-OUT DAY PANEL:

A Coming-Out Day panel discussion will take place from noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, in Lang Hall Auditorium. There will be an open forum discussion about what "coming out" means and what significance it has in the lives of GLBTA individuals. Panelists will discuss their experiences with coming out, and answer questions from the audience.

 

TAKE A HIKE:

The UNI Biological Preserves Committee will host "Take a Hike" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10. Members of the committee will give guided tours of the newly developed UNI Biological Preserves Trail System. Meet at the Tall Grass Prairie on W. 29th Street (east of the UNI Credit Union). Open to all UNI faculty, staff and students. A map of the trail is available athttp://www.biology.uni.edu/botanicalcenter/Activities.html.

 

UP TIL DAWN TEAM REGISTRATION:

Grab five friends and register a team to participate in the "Up 'til Dawn" fundraising event. Registration sheets are available in the SIAC (upstairs in Maucker Union) and can also be found at http://unistjude.tripod.com under the "get involved" link. Team members will participate in a letter-writing campaign to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. All you have to do as a team member is show up on Monday, Oct. 20 for the all-team meeting with the addresses of family and friends, sign your name to pre-written letters and enjoy some free food. Contact UNIstjude@gmail.com with any questions.

 
AVP BEACH VOLLEYBALL:

Don't miss the AVP Crocs Hot Winter Nights Indoor Beach Volleyball Tour. On Jan. 31, 2009, the Hot Winter Nights tour will bring the beach (200 tons of sand), and the most popular and talented players on the AVP tour to the McLeod Center. Tickets are on sale now at all UNITix locations, 273-4TIX, or online at www.uni.edu/mcleod.

ATHLETICS:

FOOTBALL:

Football hosts Illinois State at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, in the UNI-Dome.

 

VOLLEYBALL:

Volleyball takes on Bradley at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, in the McLeod Center.

 
SOCCER:

Soccer hosts Missouri State at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, at the CVYSA Complex.

 

SOFTBALL:

Softball will hold its Purple and Gold game at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex.

 

BASEBALL:

Baseball plays its Alumni Game at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

PORTUGUESE FILM SERIES:

The UNI Portuguese Club will host the fourth installment of its Conexões Film Series at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, in the College Eye Room of Maucker Union. All films are in Portuguese with English subtitles and are free and open to the public. "Cidade dos Homens" (City of Men), is the sequal to "Cidade de Deus" (City of God), and is the story of two best friends who discover things about their missing fathers' pasts that shatter their friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

THE EFFECTS OF PLANTING METHODS IN A TALL GRASS PRAIRIE RECONSTRUCTION:

This lecture is second in a series of seminars on Natural Resource Research and Management. Come hear Justin V. Huisman at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the Tallgrass Prairie Center. Research in grainivory has shown that improving seed-to-soil contact during prairie reconstructions will increase native seedling emergence and establishment. This study investigates the effects of various seed incorporation methods (none, culti-pack, rake, rake and culti-pack) on prairie species emergence and establishment over two growing seasons. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, rwelch@uni.edu or 273-3828. Sponsored by the Tallgrass Prairie Center.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

Sarah Purcell from the Grinnell College history department will discuss "Elmer Ellsworth and James Jackson: The Politics of Martyrdom in the U.S. Civil War" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, in SRL 115. The event is free and open to the public.


UNI STUDENT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT:

A presentation on student community engagement will be from noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, in the Presidential Room of Maucker Union. Donna Vinton, director of academic assessment, will share data from UNI student responses to a national survey of student engagement. The data provides information on the importance students attach to various issues, the sources students use for staying current with the news, the civic/community activities they participated in last year, where they learn about opportunities for involvement and why they get involved. Contact Gerri Perreault, 273-6898 (or YLA@UNI.edu) with questions.

 
WRITING STUDIES SNACK SERIES:

The Writing Studies Snack Series will discuss plagiarism in light of a recent article from College Composition and Communication, "The Scarlet P: Plagiarism, Panopticism, and the Rhetoric of Academic Integrity," from 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, in Baker 161. Contact David Grant at david.grant@uni.edu for a copy of the article or stop by 206 Baker Hall. Bring a snack/refreshment and discuss the article and how it relates to teaching. Undergraduates, teaching assistants, and non-English majors are encouraged to attend.

 

HOW ENEMY LEADERS BECAME FRIENDS:

A thought-provoking video on how enemy leaders became friends will be presented from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, in SEC 252. Participants will view and discuss the video, "Best of Enemies," on how two remarkable leaders, Ann Atwater, a civil-rights leader, and C. P. Ellis, a Ku Klux Klan leader, started out as enemies and became best friends. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Gerri Perreault 273-6898 (or YLA@UNI.edu) with questions.

 

U.S. AMBASSADOR TO NEPAL TO SPEAK ON U.S. POLICY IN SOUTH ASIA:

Nancy Powell, U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, will speak on the "U.S. and South Asia: Security, Politics, Economics" at 2 p.m., Friday Oct. 10, in Seerley 115. Powell served as U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan during 2002-04 and was a National Intelligence Council Officer for South Asia during 2006-07. Prior postings included appointments as U.S. Ambassador in Ghana (2001-02) and Uganda (1997-99), as well as service in India, Bangladesh and Togo. In 2006, she was awarded the Service to America Medal from the Partnership for Public Service. Ambassador Powell's talk is free and open to the public and sponsored by The Center for International Peace and Security. For further information, contact Philip Mauceri at 273-2528 or philip.mauceri@uni.edu.

PERFORMING ARTS:

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Singer-songwriter Jen Chapin will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, in KUNI'S studio on the third floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

'THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES':

Strayer-Wood Theatre presents "The House of Blue Leaves," a dark comedy about a man caught between his dream of being a Hollywood song writer and his reality of a life gone bananas. Performances are Oct. 10-12 and 17-19. General admission tickets are $14; free for UNI students. Call 273-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre for more information.

 

GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS:

See the Golden Dragon Acrobats at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 12, at the GBPAC. This year marks their 30th-anniversary U.S. tour. For more information, visit www.gbpac.com or call 273-4TIX. Students receive a 50 percent discount.

 

WELLNESS/REC:

DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY:

The UNI Counseling Center, 103 Student Health Center, is offering a free, anonymous depression screening on Thursday, Oct. 9. Students must arrive at 9:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. to participate. No registration needed. For more information, call 273-2676.

 

MASSAGE AT UNI:

Massages are available by licensed massage therapist Carissa Shima in the Wellness Recreation Center Wellness Resource Lab. Appointments are available Monday through Friday. The cost is $15 for 15 minutes, $25 for 30 minutes, $35 for 45 minutes, $45 for an hour or $65 for 90 minutes. Gift certificates are available. Call 273-6119 to schedule an appointment.

 

INTRAMURAL PASS AND KICK CONTEST:

For men and women. Registration is from 9 to 10:45 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, and the competition is from 9:15 to 11 p.m., in the UNI-Dome. Pass: men and women, the best of three passes will count. Kick: men attempt a field goal; women punt. Football and tee will be provided by.

 

FIRST UNITED SPORT AND ATHLETE 5K RUN/WALK:

United Sport and Athlete, Inc. (USA), in partnership with HPELS, is hosting a 5K run/walk event on Saturday, Nov. 1. Registration forms can be picked up at USA, 1045 Southtown Dr. in Waterloo (across from Home Depot). Registration is $20 for adults and $18 for students before Friday, Oct. 24. After this date, the registration fee will be $25 for all participants. Race packets will be available at USA from 8 to 9 a.m., Friday, Oct. 31, or from 7 to 7:50 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, during race-day registration. For more information, contact Janet Ho at 234-1935.

 

HOURS:

PANTHER SHUTTLE/SAFE RIDE HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/nisg

 

LIBRARY HOURS:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml

 

MAUCKER UNION HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/hrs-bcurrent.shtml

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION CENTER HOMECOMING WEEKEND HOURS:

Closed for recreation on Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 11. The WRC will have regular recreation hours from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, and from 3 to 11 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 12.

 

 

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