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Monday, Oct. 13, 2008
Electrical upgrades to the Gilchrist Hall telecommunications room from 6 to 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, will result in a complete UNI voice system outage lasting less than one hour. No calls can be received or placed on the UNI telecommunication system during the outage. Voice messaging/auto attendants/call center systems will not be in operation. Students, faculty, staff and visitors who are on campus should use cellphones, e-mail, texting, etc., for general communications during this outage. For emergencies cellphones should be used to dial 911, or call UNI Public Safety at 273-4000 or 273-2712.
Early voting will be available for Black Hawk County residents in Maucker Union from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, through Thursday, Oct. 16, and Tuesday, Oct. 21, through Thursday, Oct. 23.
Speak up on how student computer fees are spent. Rod Library will conduct its annual survey of student computing interests from Monday, Oct. 13, through Wednesday, Oct. 22. The survey will be online at http://www.uni.edu/library/scfsurvey/ and in paper form in the library lobby.
Help strengthen UNI’s reputation as a friendly, safe, welcoming learning environment for everyone by attending a free Safe Zone Ally Program orientation session Oct. 21 or Nov 5. This new program prepares individuals to be effective allies to gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning members of the UNI community. Learn more about this educational/support program at http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/documents/SafeZoneCommunityWebsitepage.pdf. Sponsored by the Department of Residence and UNI Proud.
For that "natural" energy boost try some Naked Juice. No preservatives or added sugar plus one pound of fruit in each bottle. Free samples will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 13, and Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Essentials in Maucker Union.
Avanti in Prexy's in Maucker Union offers carry-out pizza for staff meetings and gatherings. Special discounts will be in place during October; volume discounts begin with four pizzas. Stop by Avanti for fresh 16-inch pizza and to enter drawings for free pizza: daily and weekly winners. www.uni.edu/dor. Click on What’s Happening.
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/employment/?.
Interested in a summer or fall 2009 internship in our nation’s capital? Opportunities are available for all majors. Scholarships are also available. Housing will be arranged. More than 35,000 students have interned with The Washington Center (TWC). UNI students have been placed in a variety of TWC internships including Embassy of Mexico, Dept. of Defense, EPA, Treasury Dept., and Naval Musuem. A representative from TWC will speak about TWC internships at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, in CBB 223. For more information, contact Al Stamberg, 273-6398.
A new $1,000 scholarship is available to any student interested in studying in Austria for the summer. The deadline has been extended to Friday, Oct. 17. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Calvin Johannsen, motion-graphics artist and extreme sports editor, will present an Adobe After Effects workshop at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Performance Studio in Lang Hall. Sponsored by Cedar River Productions.
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.
Apply for a four-week Graduate College Summer Fellowship for grant development. The application deadline is Oct. 31. Contact Mike Licari (email@example.com or 273-3303) for more information on the summer fellowships, or visit http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/fellowship.aspx.
Internships are available working with U.S. Department of Defense Child Development Centers in Germany, Italy, England, Belgium, Hawaii or Florida for spring 2009. Travel, housing and a living stipend are paid. The internship includes 12 credit hours (undergraduate or graduate) from UNI. Students are eligible to apply for an education award from AmeriCorps*ProCorps. Prior experience working with children is required. To apply, e-mail Susan Edginton at Susan.Edginton@uni.edu. Briefly describe your experiences working with children as well as your educational background. The subject line should say: UNI/OL
As Summer Orientation Staff, you'll help incoming students get connected to the UNI community, serve as a peer academic adviser, and facilitate social and educational activities. You'll develop leadership skills and gain a great new group of friends. The position runs from May 20 through July 14. Compensation is $2,200 plus room and board. Visit http://www.uni.edu/admissions/orientation/staff for more information and to apply. Application deadline is 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Magic. Money. Experience. The Disney College Program at Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, Calif., or Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, Fla., can provide you with the opportunity of a lifetime. Interested students should attend one of two presentation sessions at 11:30 a.m. or 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, in Gilchrist 009. Contact Laura Wilson (273-3821) for more information or visit their Web site: www.disneycollegeprogram.com.
Arcadia University is offering $25,000 in scholarships for a semester study abroad in France. Scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students participating in the spring 2009 semester program as well as additional funds being awarded to students choosing to study with the Arcadia in Paris summer program. For more information, contact Sue Richardson at email@example.com or, to apply, contact the UNI Study Abroad Center, Gilchrist 28, 273-7078 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In collaboration with UNI Study Abroad, CAPA International Education is cutting program costs starting in the spring of 2009 for the London and Florence programs (study abroad and internships). Visit www.capa.org or contact UNI Study Abroad Center in Gilchrist Hall 28, 273-7078, email@example.com for more specific information about these programs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a shift.
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 $5. E-mail Ken Nesbett at email@example.com by Wednesday, Oct. 22, to reserve your tickets.
Feel like you're running on empty? You're not alone. Only 11 percent of college students report having good sleep quality. So, how do you get back on track? For some tips on healthy sleep habits, visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/.
Attend "Let's Talk", a Department of Residence diversity forum for students who are leaders and/or aspire to leadership roles. "Let's Talk" is a free, multiple-panel program that will take place at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 26, in Lang Hall Rooms 11, 12, 20, 111, 208, 211, 308 and 345. Participants will gain insights about students whose life experiences might be substantially different from their own. Last year this program won the UNI Diversity Program of the Year award.
Are you a teaching major? If you are going into a field experience or student teaching, check out NISEA. Do you want liability insurance while student teaching? Do you want to get involved in service projects? Come to a meeting at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, in SEC, Room 129, and get your questions about NISEA answered. Meetings are every third Tuesday, with prizes and snacks. To register beforehand, go to www.nea.org. E-mail
The CME Seven Book Club will meet at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, at the CME, Maucker Union, upper level to discuss "The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom" by Dom Miguel Ruiz. Come prepared to discuss the reading and your point of view.
Attend an exploratory meeting to learn about joining a trip to Nicaragua this May or July from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, in Sabin 7. The trip focuses on family and community development and includes cultural experiences.
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):
Kick-off early voting on UNI's campus with a free show by the Mayflies and other special guests at 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 13, at The Hub.
The UNI History Club will sponsor a used book sale from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, in CME Room 109 (top floor of Maucker Union.) Paperback books are 50 cents and hardcover books are $1 with various specials. Proceeeds go to the History Club.
HLSU will host '08 Culture Fest for Hispanic Heritage Month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Commons Dining Room 121. There will be a Mariachi performance, a guest speaker from Chile, booths on how to make enchiladas, pinatas, tissue flowers and masks, help with Spanish language terms, dance lessons and more. Free.
The Northern Iowa Management Association will host a Retail Management Career Exploration Seminar from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, in CBB Room 131. Businesses attending include Scheels, Target and Best Buy. Snacks will be provided. The seminar is primarily targeted towards undecided and pre-business students at the freshman and sophomore levels; however, it is open to all students.
The Department of Political Science will host a Debate Watch for the third and final presidential debate. Debate Watch brings together students, faculty and staff to watch the televised debates, talk about what they learned and share their reactions. The Debate Watch will be held at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, in SAB 102. For more information, contact Donna Hoffman, firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-5916.
The Department of Art and Northern Iowa Potters and Sculptors will host a two-day workshop with visiting artist Matt Long, from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1:30 to 4 p.m, Thursday, Oct. 16, and Friday, Oct. 17, in Room 126 Kamerick Art Building. Long will give a demonstration on the potter’s wheel, making thrown porcelain pots. He also will give a lecture about his artwork at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct.16, in the Art Auditorium, Kamerick Art Building, Room 111.
Dating violence, sexual assault and domestic violence are issues that happen everywhere, including UNI and the Cedar Valley. UNI men are invited to a meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, in the Presidential Room at Maucker Union to explore ways that faculty, staff, administrators and students can support and/or become involved in violence prevention efforts. While few men actually engage in these types of behaviors, men are often bystanders to such behavior that can happen to our students, friends, sisters, daughters, partners, co-workers or loved ones. For more information, contact Michael Fleming at 273-6301 or e-mail email@example.com.
President Benjamin J. Allen invites the campus community to celebrate the rededication of Gilchrist Hall at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, on the west entrance plaza, weather permitting; rain location is on the second floor in the Follon Student Services Center. A reception and open house will follow the ceremony.
Enjoy free root beer floats, games and prizes at the Student Challenge Tailgate on Saturday, Oct. 18. Look for a white tent north of the UNI-Dome. For more information, visit www.uni-foundation.org/studentgift.
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 free food. Contact UNIstjude@gmail.com with any questions.
The AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display Tuesday, Oct. 21 and Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballrooms. The display features 10, 12-feet-by-12-feet quilt blocks viewable from noon to 9 p.m. both days, a research lecture by Dolores Albarricin at 7 p.m., Tuesday, and a panel discussion at 7 p.m., Wednesday. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Representatives from the McCain and Obama campaigns will present their views and engage in discussion with the audience from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, in SEC Room 252. See http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_101308.shtml . Contact Gerri Perreault, 273-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu with questions.
Join other graduate students for pumpkin carving and decorating from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, in the ROTH Meeting Room. RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 22, to Ken Nesbett (email@example.com) to reserve a spot. Free pumpkins provided by Cedar Falls Wal-Mart and HyVee.
UNI Just for Kicks soccer program is hosting a 7v7 tournament in the UNI-Dome from 8 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, Nov. 1. Each team is allowed 11 players and will be guaranteed at least three games. All teams must register by Saturday, Oct. 25. Registration forms are available in the WRC, Room 220. Contact Noah Kramer at 273-6475 or Sam Lankford at 273-6840. Funds support the Just for Kicks soccer program, an educational and research/training program for NE Iowa soccer coaches and players.
Softball will host its Purple and Gold games through Thursday, Oct. 16, at Robinson-Dresser Field at 4 p.m.
Swimming hosts South Dakota at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, at the WRC pool.
Football hosts North Dakota State at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, in the UNI-Dome.
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.
Come check out the blockbuster "Wanted," starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman, at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, in the Maucker Union. A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin, and that he shares his father's superhuman killing abilities. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
The Last Lecture Series invites faculty to present a lecture on any topic that is significant and intriguing to them as if it were their last lecture. The series also helps connect students with the central purpose of a college education: the encouragement of intellectual curiosity. Robert Schneider, associate professor of social work, delivers his "Last Lecture" on "Psychoanalysis: It's not What you Think it is," at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Seerely Hall 115.
Sarah Clunis from Cornell College will speak at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, at the University Museum, 3219 Hudson Road. Clunis will discuss the meaning behind masks and sculptures. The program is being held in conjunction with the UNI Museums' featured exhibit, "Visions of Africa: Art and Ritual."
Dr. Christine Ziebold will discuss practical strategies to creating healthier environments for children at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, in the Center for Energy & Environmental Education auditorium. Ziebold is a pediatrician at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital Division of Infectious Diseases. This program is part of the CEEE Sustainable Hometown Initiative, and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 273-2573.
Professor Chris Frakes, Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, will lecture on "When Caring isn't Enough: Responding to Suffering with Compassion," at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20, State College Room, Maucker Union. Frakes specializes in Buddhist philosophy. Sponsor: UNI Department of Philosophy and World Religions.
Tom Rosburg, Drake University, will discuss how remnant areas were mapped and surveyed for The Grand River Grasslands at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, Tallgrass Prarie Center, Room 9. This is a cooperative effort towards conserving native grasslands in the Central Tallgrass Prairie Ecoregion by the Missouri and Iowa Nature Conservancy Chapters, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and the Missouri Department of Conservation. Implementation of conservation action on the Iowa side of the Grand River Grasslands necessitated field work to locate, map and assess quality of prairie remnants in about 75,000 acres of southeastern Ringgold County, Iowa and northern Harrison County, Mo. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-3828.
Former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer and current chairman of Strong American Schools/ED in '08, will present "The Dire Need for Education Reform," from 2 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, in SEC 244/245. Strong American Schools/ED in '08 campaign, a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, is a nonpartisan campaign, supported by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, promoting sound education policies for all Americans. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the Strong American Schools organization, visit http://www.edin08.com/AboutUs.aspx.
UNI Business will host the second annual conference on global business on Thursday, Nov. 13, celebrating International Education Week. The conference, "Current Issues Impacting Global Business," will address areas of concern in today's global environment. Featured speakers are from Phoenix International Freight Services, US Bank and the U.S. Export Assistance Center of the U.S. Department of Commerce. For more information or a registration form, contact Chris Schrage at 273-2126 or e-mail email@example.com.
Hear singer/songwriter Denice Franke at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 13, in KUNI'S studio on the third floor of the CAC. Franke grew up in Dallas and became a member of The Beacon City Band in the late '70s. After the group split up, she formed the duo Hudson and Franke with fellow Beacon City member Doug Hudson. Her alto voice attracted work as a back-up singer and she toured with Nanci Griffith. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
Visiting artist Thomas Reed will offer an organ recital at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. Reed, an award-winning organist who has studied at the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, performs throughout the country as a professional church musician. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Caroline.Boehmer@uni.edu.
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. 17-19. General admission tickets are $14; free for UNI students. Call 273-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre for more information.
The Latin American duo Calle Sur and Alfredo Rolando Ortiz (on a Paraguayan harp) join the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony on lively Wild West tunes and South American gauchos, at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 19, at the GBPAC. Purchase $10 adult and $5 youth tickets at 273-4TIX or wcfsymphony.org.
The UNI Interpreters Theatre presents Barry Gifford’s "Wild at Heart," at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, through Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang 040. Free admission; seating is limited to 90 people per performance. Performances may contain mature language and situations.
See the Reduced Shakespeare Company Complete History of America (Abridged), Special Election Edition
American bluesman Kenny Neal brings his axe to Waterloo's Electric Park Ballroom at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, for the 2008 Fall Blues Blowout, presented by the Friends of KUNI/KHKE. Opening the show is the 2008 Iowa Blues Challenge winner, the Avey Brothers, from Davenport. Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 at the door). Advance tickets can be ordered online in the KUNI store section or by calling (800) 772-2440, ext. 0. Advance tickets also are available at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls. All proceeds benefit Iowa Public Radio.
Turkey Trot is an online fitness class. Exercise on your own, record your minutes, reach your goal and win a Turkey Trot sweatshirt. The registration fee is $20. For more information, contact Dana.Foster@uni.edu.
Agencies, businesses and organizations from the campus and community will be on site with valuable health and wellness information from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the WRC North Gym. Various screenings and flu shots ($25) will be available. Participants will be eligible for door prizes including a $100 gift certificate to University Book and Supply, $150 gift certificate to Upper Cervical Health Center, tickets to a performance at the GBPAC, and more. For more information, contact Deedra Dahlager, UNI Wellness Resource Coordinator, at 273-7162 or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/events/autumnfair/index.html
Flu shots will be provided by the Student Health Clinic: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, WRC North Gym (in conjunction with Wellness Fair); 7 to 9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, Student Health Clinic; 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, Student Health Clinic; 7 to 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, Student Health Clinic. The cost is $25, payable by cash, check, u-bill or payroll deduct. Insurance filing accepted; go to http://www.uni.edu/health/. For more information, contact the Health Clinic at 273-7425 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For men, women and co-rec. A mandatory managers' meeting is at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, in SEC 247. Registration is Monday, Oct. 27, and Tuesday, Oct. 28, Intramural Office WRC 161.
Play begins Wednesday, Nov. 5. Game times for men and women are 6:40 p.m., 8:20 p.m. and 9:10 p.m. Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday.
Open to men and women interested in officiating 6-on-6 volleyball league games. Pay is $7.25 per hour. Interested people must attend one of the rules clinics at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, or Wednesday, Oct. 29, WRC Room 252.
Men and women can compete in an intramural swim meet at 8:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9, WRC pool. Warm-up is at 8 p.m. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3 through Wedesday, Nov. 5, Intramural Office, WRC 161. The events include: medley relay, freestyle, butterfly, individual medley, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle relay and a wet sweatshirt relay. Call 273-7262 with questions.
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.
This event is open to students, faculty and staff. Bowl from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, or Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Valley Park Lanes in Cedar Falls. Divisions include singles, doubles, men, women and co-rec. The cost is $6/three lines, which includes shoes and ball. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, through Wednesday, Oct. 29, WRC 161. Call 273-7262 with questions.
Open to students, faculty and staff. The tournament is at 1:15 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2. A managers' meeting takes place at 4 p.m.,Thursday, Oct. 23, in SEC 247. The entry fee is $20 per team. Register from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, or Tuesday, Oct. 28, in WRC 161. Call 273-7262 with questions.
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