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Monday, Dec. 8, 2008

NEWS:

BUDGET UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT ALLEN:

For the past two fiscal years, UNI received strong state support and additional revenue from enrollment growth and tuition increases. Because of the recent natural disasters in the state and the national economic downturn, we've been asked to return $1.02 million of our fiscal 2009 state appropriation. See full update at www.uni.edu/pres

 

UNIVERSITY DIRECTORY SURVEY:

The 2008-09 university telephone directory was recently distributed to campus offices and residence halls. In order to gauge the usage preference of the directory, hard copy or online, please complete the one-question survey at
http://uni-mail.org/subscribe/survey?f=146 to provide your opinion.

 

REAFFIRMATION STATEMENT:

President Allen has published a reaffirmation of UNI's commitment to nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The full statement can be found at http://www.uni.edu/equity/documents/ReaffirmationStatement.pdf.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Volunteers are needed for the 2009 NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 10 and 11 in the UNI-Dome. The meet will include Division I, II, III, NAIA, JUCO, NCWA and Women’s Divisions. Although volunteers are encouraged to stay for an entire shift, any amount of volunteered time will be appreciated. For details, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_120808.shtml

 

CELL PHONE DRIVE:

The Northern Iowa Family Services Organization (NIFSO) is coordinating a cell phone drive to benefit victims of domestic violence. Used cell phones will be reprogrammed and given to victims to use in crisis situations. There is a collection box in Latham Hall 235. Phones also may be sent through campus mail. Cell phones which are property of UNI cannot be donated. Contact Elaine Eshbaugh elaine.eshbaugh@uni.edu or 273-6083 with questions.

 

INTERNATIONAL SERVICES REORGANIZED:

Effective Monday, Dec.1, International Services has moved from Admissions to International Programs. International Services, with Ross Schupbach as international student adviser, will remain in the Maucker Union location to serve currently enrolled international student needs. That office will report to Kurt Meredith, interim assistant provost for international programs. International recruitment and admissions, with Kristi Marchesani as assistant director, will remain with Admissions in Gilchrist Hall to serve the prospective international student population. That office will continue to report to Christie Kangas, director of Admissions. Both areas are working together through the transition to help ensure seamless support for students.

 

PARK-AND-RIDE REMINDER:

Park-and-Ride services are not offered during holidays, non-academic sessions and breaks. Questions, comments or concerns may be directed to Brent Richmond at 273-5374.

 

ITS WINTER REDUCED HOURS:

ITS services will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 24, 29, 30, 31, and Jan 2. This includes the Computer Consulting Center, ITT 36; Educational Technology Production House, ITT 108; Telecom Operators, CBB 27; ITS Administrative Office, ITT 120 and ITS Operations, CBB 15. For details, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/commcorner/announce/

 

DIRECT DEPOSIT FOR STUDENT REFUNDS NOW AVAILABLE:

Accounts Payable in OBO is now offering direct deposit for student refunds along with travel, reimbursements, and others. To set up direct deposit, login to MyUNIverse and select "Direct Deposit (Non-payroll)" in the My Personal Records section. Student refunds will continue to be processed on Wednesdays. Direct deposit avoids mail delays and your funds are deposited automatically to your account. https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/portal/portHandler.cgi

 

HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT ESSENTIALS:

Get into the spirit and check out Essentials in Maucker Union for gifts to fit every budget. Check out the new holiday Gel Gems, plush and "bling" ornaments, homemade soaps and soy candles, holiday ducks and Angel Cheeks, UNI clothing, souvenirs and more. Gift certificates also are available.

 

ESSENTIALS FINALS PACKAGES:

Stressed over finals? Stop by Essentials in Maucker Union and pick up a Finals Package for $6. The package includes a pen, mechanical pencil, note cards, highlighter, beverage, candy and snack crackers. To place large orders, contact shelley.pruess@uni.edu.

 

ORDER COOKIE DOUGH ONLINE:

Order cookie dough from UNI's Fresh Beginnings for pick-up by Dec.12. Each 3.5-pound tub of dough will make more than three dozen cookies. The varieties are snickerdoodle, sugar, molasses, spritz, chocolate chip, peanut butter, chocolate chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate chip, oatmeal chocolate chip, monster, cranberry oatmeal, butterscotch oatmeal and cranberry white chocolate pecan. Prices range from $6.99 to $16.99 per tub. The order form and pick-up preferences are at http://www.uni.edu/dor/cookies/

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS:

Do you need additional funding for college? The College of Education is offering over a half million dollars in scholarships for the fall 2009 - spring 2010 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded to enrolled undergraduate and graduate students meeting the requirements for a variety of scholarships.Undergraduate students interested in applying for the common scholarships must complete the Education Addendum of the Common Scholarship Application found at www.uni.edu/finaid.
Graduate students should go to www.uni.edu/coe and click on "COE Scholarships" to download the application. You may also check with your department of study about specific scholarships.
For full consideration of scholarships which require need, complete and submit a 2009-10 Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The application deadline for all scholarships is Feb. 15.

 

STUDENT BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION:

Students interested in having their businesses compete in a business plan competition should submit the Intent to Compete application in the competition guidelines packet found at http://www.jpec.org/newven.htm by Friday, Dec. 12. State-level competition offers three $5,000 awards. For more information, contact jpec@uni.edu or 273-JPEC.

 

MCELROY FELLOWSHIP:

Application materials are available for the McElroy Fellowship at www.grad.uni.edu. Candidates must be graduates or graduating seniors of a liberal arts program and intend to pursue graduate study toward a Ph. D. at an accredited university. The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 30. For more information, contact the Graduate College at 273-2748.

 

KULT MANAGEMENT STAFF APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED:

Vacant positions include: news director, sports director, sales/promotions director and webmaster. The application is available at www.uni.edu/nepley/KULT/app.doc, Lang 326, or KULT Office, in Maucker Union. All students may apply. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required and experience is preferred, but not required. Questions concerning the application or interview process should be directed to Nathan Epley, nepley@uni.edu, (919)815-8672. Applications are due Wednesday, Dec. 10, in Lang 326.

 

LEARN ABOUT STUDYING ABROAD IN CHILE:

Join peer advisers and past participants in a Chile information session from 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, in Gilchrist 10. For more information, stop by the session or contact the Study Abroad Office at 273-7078.

 

WASHINGTON CENTER INTERN ABROAD:

Apply for a Washington Center intern abroad program in one of four cities--London, England; Oxford, England; Quebec City, Canada; or Sydney, Australia. Students interning abroad through The Washington Center during summer 2009 will attend a brief seminar which introduces them to the U.S. capital and their destination city prior to flying out. For more information visit www.twc.edu/internabroad, or contact the Study Abroad Office at 273-7078 to make an appointment. The deadline is Feb. 27.

 

CAPSTONE IN NICARAGUA:

Are you interested in working directly with children residing in orphanages, women trying to break free from prostitution and aid organizations in one of the poorest Latin American countries? If so, consider applying for the two-week July Capstone in Nicaragua. "Family and Community Development" with Carol Cook will examine the social situation in the capital of Managua. Students also will visit a dump city and work with the community forced to live there after a volcano destroyed their mountain-side village. For more information, contact Julie Baldwin at the Study Abroad Office, 273-7078

 

STUDY IN IRELAND:

Join peer advisers and past participants for an Ireland Capstone session from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, in Gilchrist 009. Learn about studying in Ireland for a Capstone credit course. Contact James Hanlon at the Study Abroad Office, 273-7078, for more information.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

'DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL' AUDITIONS:

Dancers, poets, artists, actors and activists can audition for an experimental theatre piece. Auditions will be at 9 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8, and at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang 040. No preparation needed. Cold reading. All majors and interests are encouraged to audition. Mature sexual situations. For more information, contact amandajean.nolte@uni.edu.

 

FORENSICS SHOWCASE:

The UNI Forensics squad hosts its speech and debate team showcase at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang 040.The showcase features events from the nationally competitive squad’s fall 2009 travel season, including a range of oral interpretation, public address and limited preparation from members of the individual events team. Members of the debate team will share their research on the national college debate topic dealing with agriculture.

 

SILENT AUCTION AND COOKIE-WALK FUNDRAISER:

A silent auction and cookie-walk fundraiser will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 13, at the UNI Child Development Center (Price Lab School main entrance on Campus Street). Items to be auctioned include: Black Hawks hockey tickets, art by Twyla Moschel, a UNI autographed football, a Kansas City getaway and more.

 

STUDY SNACKS:

Members of Northern Iowa Student Government will provide free study snacks in Maucker Union from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 14, at the tables near Chat's.

 

OFFICE-FURNITURE AUCTION:

UNI will hold a surplus office-furniture auction at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 15, at the former Campus Supply warehouse (Daisy Dairy) located on University Avenue about one-half mile west of Hudson Road. An opportunity to preview the items will be at 9 a.m. Items include wood and metal desks, book shelves, file cabinets, chairs, tables and a few old unique items. Buyers are responsible for removing purchased items from the building by 4 p.m. Payment must be made in cash (good check) before removal. A valid photo ID is required to get a bidding number. Contact Vince at 273-3527 or vince.heuer@uni.edu with questions.

 

VARIETY TELEVISION SHOW:

A variety show with audience participation will take place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 17, in the Performance Studio, 041 Lang Hall. For more information, contact Joyce Chen by e-mail (chen@uni.edu). The Panther News Show (http://www.uni.edu/comstudy/panthernews/home.htm) is produced by electronic media students at UNI.

 

BEACH VOLLEYBALL COMES TO MCLEOD:

See Olympic gold medalist Todd Rogers and other professional sand volleyball players as they convert the McLeod Center to a sand volleyball court on Saturday, Jan. 31. The tour will feature participation from top-ranked AVP men's and women's players on a rotational basis (four players per gender per event) and will replicate the authentic Southern California beach-party atmosphere featured at a typical AVP Johnsonville tour event. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit www.mcleodcenter.org or www.unitix.uni.edu.

 

COMEDIAN/VENTRILOQUIST COMES TO UNI-DOME:

Ventriloquist and comedian Jeff Dunham (as seen on Comedy Central) will perform live in the UNI-Dome Friday, Feb. 13, with his friends Walter and Peanut. Tickets are on sale at all UNItix outlets, 273-4TIX or www.unitix.uni.edu. For more information on Jeff Dunham visit www.jeffdunham.com.

 

ATHLETICS:

WRESTLING:

Panther wrestling hosts Iowa at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in the McLeod Center.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

NEXTFRAME DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL:

NextFrame Documentary Film Festival is a touring film festival of some of the best student-produced documentaries from around the world. NextFrame will be shown on campus at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, in CAC 108.

 

B.F.A. EXHIBITION:

"B.F.A. Exhibition" is a UNI Gallery of Art exhibition featuring a variety of media. The exhibition will run from Thursday, Dec. 11 through Saturday, Dec. 20. Participants include Lucas James Baumann (performance art) and Jessica McCarty (photography). An opening reception will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11. Free and open to the public.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR LAND AND WATER RESOURCES:

James Patchett, a landscape architect and hydrologist from Chicago, will discuss sustainable land planning and conservation development that integrates practices including green-roof technology, porous pavements, rainwater collection and reuse, and native landscapes from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the UNI Center for Energy and Environmental Education Auditorium. The presentation is free and open to the public. More information is at www.ceee.uni.edu.

 

HUMAN RIGHTS PUBLIC FORUM:

To recognize the 60th anniversary of the United Nations' Universal Declaration on Human Rights, a public forum will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, at AEA 267, conference room G, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls. The forum will consider issues such as the use of torture, the right to a trial, and arbitrary arrest and detention around the world. Presenters include Dolly Maier,UNI professor of history, former research analyst for the UN Rwanda Tribunal and Katy Hansen, director of the Iowa United Nations Association. The program is co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women.

PERFORMING ARTS:

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Mike Quick & Robert "One-Man" Johnson will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8, in KUNI's studio on the third floor of the CAC. Quick has been performing and writing music for some 30 years in a variety of venues and places around the country. Johnson sings original blues and ragtime songs and plays guitar, harmonica, hi-hat cymbal and foot piano, simultaneously. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

CHIMES OF CHRISTMAS:

The UNI School of Music choral ensembles (UNI Singers, Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers and Women's Chorus) and the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. Enjoy holiday favorites and winter-inspired works. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY:

The UNI Children's Choir is one of four featured guests at the Symphony's Holiday Pops, at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, at the GBPAC. For the afternoon concert, buy one adult ticket and get up to two youth tickets for $1 each. Call 273-4849 or visit wcfsymphony.org. Audience members are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots program.

 

NEW HORIZONS BAND CONCERT:

The New Horizons Band will offer its winter concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 15, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. Under the direction of Diana Blake, the New Horizons Band features musicians 55 and older from all over Iowa. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI CHILDREN'S CHOIR WINTER CONCERT:

The UNI Children's Choir will offer its winter concert, under the direction of Michelle Swanson, at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 19, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

INTRAMURAL OPEN PRE-SEASON BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT:

Open to students, faculty, staff; men's and women's divisions. A mandatory managers' meeting will take place at 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 12, in SEC 246. Registration takes place Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 13 and 14, in the Intramural Office, WRC 161. Play begins Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the WRC South Courts. There is a $20 entry fee and a two game guarantee.

 

INTRAMURAL 5-ON-5 BASKETBALL:

A mandatory managers' meeting will take place at 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 12, in SEC 246. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 13 and Wednesday, Jan.14, in the Intramural Office, WRC 161. Play begins Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the WRC courts. There are Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday divisions with Men's AA, Women's A & B, Men's A & B and co-rec 4-on-4 half court.

 

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL OFFICIALS WANTED:

Open to men and women interested in officiating 5-on-5 basketball league games. The pay is $7.25 per hour. Interested people must attend one "court work" session at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 13 or Wednesday, Jan. 14, WRC 204 and South Courts 5 and 6. They must also take a rules test at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 15, in WRC Room 204.

 

INTRAMURAL SPRING BOWLING LEAGUES:

Join a Wednesday or Friday bowling league. Four-person men or women teams; handicap scoring. A mandatory managers' meeting will take place at 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 12, in SEC 246. Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 13 and Wednesday, Jan.14, in the Intramural Office, WRC 161. The cost is $6 per bowler, per day, for three lines. League play begins at 3:15 p.m., Jan. 21 and 23, at Valley Park Lanes in Cedar Falls.

HOURS:

EXTENDED LIBRARY HOURS FOR FINALS WEEK:

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

 
PANTHER SHUTTLE/SAFE RIDE HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/panthershuttle.php

 

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 HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/hours/index.html

 

 

 

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