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MyUNIverse News is the official UNI news source for students. It is distributed each Monday during the academic year by the Office of University Marketing & Public Relations. Information is also available on the MyUNIverse Web site at: http://myuniverse.uni.edu Information presented will include announcements about campus programs, financial aid, employment, building hours, student resources and events. Click on the links provided for more information.
 
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Monday, Aug. 17, 2009

NEWS:

PARDON OUR PROGRESS - ROAD, PARKING LOT AND SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION UPDATE:

2009 is a summer of improvements to streets surrounding campus. Visit http://www.uni.edu/infosys/construction/ to see a construction map. We'll keep these maps as current as possible.

 
GET ID CARDS:

The Department of Residence office in Redeker Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22, to answer questions about housing/dining and issue ID cards.

 

BECOME A FAN OF UNI:

Join UNI's official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/universityofnortherniowa Become a fan and receive updates and information about UNI and engage in the exchange with other UNI devotees. You also can follow UNI on Twitter at http://twitter.com/uninews.

 

NEW LAC FALL COURSE – INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES:

Women’s and Gender Studies is offering a 3 credit-hour course, "Women's and Gender Studies: Introduction" (680:040). This course is an interdisciplinary study of women's and gender issues from historical and contemporary perspective, using the methods and theories of feminist scholarship and gender analysis. This course has been added to the LAC social science category. The course is offered at 1 p.m. MWF in CAC 111B (section 1), and 9 a.m. MWF in Lang 23 (section 2).

 

FALL COURSE - WIND ENERGY APPLICATIONS IN IOWA:

Continuing & Distance Education is accepting enrollments for a new, 2 credit-hour course, "Wind Energy Applications in Iowa." The fall 2009 course covers a variety of topics providing a substantial overview of wind energy, its use and the ramifications of its use, as well as a review of history and driving forces for the economic development of wind energy. Learn more at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/news.asp?NewsID=4413 and/or http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/programs/courses/fall09/330159g_wind.pdf

 

NO MORE FLIERS TO BE POSTED IN RESIDENCE HALLS:

More than 60,000 sheets of paper were posted throughout the residence system in 2008-2009. In order to (a) substantially reduce paper waste, (b) reduce fire hazard and (c) improve communication to students, the Department of Residence will no longer accept materials to be posted within the residence halls.

To help residents stay informed about university activities and business, a limited number of bulletin boards in high traffic areas of each residence hall will be replenished every Monday with an enlarged version of My UNIverse News.

Student organizations are strongly encouraged to submit items to My UNIverse News when attempting to communicate with residence hall students. Items that violate DOR policies will be omitted before My UNIverse information is posted.

 

UNI WELCOMES NEW PROVOST GLORIA GIBSON:

Gloria J. Gibson, UNI's executive vice president & provost, officially assumed her duties on July 1. The executive vice president and provost at UNI provides vision for academic excellence while guiding the academic planning and assessment of university academic programs. For more about Gibson and the provost's office, visit http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/gibson.html.

 

STUDENT PAYROLL -- MANDATORY DIRECT DEPOSIT:

All UNI student employees are required to use direct deposit to receive their pay. If you will work at UNI this fall you must complete a Direct Deposit of Payroll Authorization Form and submit it to Payroll, Office of Business Operations, 103 GIL, zip 0008. Paychecks can be direct deposited into any bank/credit union in the U.S. Visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/payroll for a list of local institutions which offer no- or low-fee accounts. For the Direct Deposit of Payroll Authorization Form, visit https://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml#D

 

SIGN UP FOR DIRECT DEPOSIT FOR FINANCIAL AID:

Student Accounts would like to emphasize the benefits of direct deposit of Financial Aid or any other type of refund check. Eliminate the risk of a lost or delayed check and sign up for direct deposit on MyUNIverse.

 

OUR WORLD IN FOCUS: PHOTO CONTEST:

Amateur and professional photographers of all ages are invited to submit photographs focusing on the flora and fauna of Iowa, the United States and the world. Deadline for contest entries is Tuesday, Dec. 1. Entry details and forms are at www.uni.edu/museum. Prizes will be awarded and entries will be on display at the opening reception on Saturday, Jan. 9, at the University Museum. Entries will be on display through Jan. 30.

 

LEARN WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A UNI SAFE ZONE ALLY:

Pink ally-triangle cards have long indicated support for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning individuals. However, obtaining a card required little more than a supportive attitude. As a way to strengthen ally commitment and knowledge of what it means, UNI Proud and the Department of Residence are again sponsoring Safe Zone Ally Orientations this fall. If you are serious about helping to make UNI a safe zone for LGBTQ folks (or just curious about what that means), visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/documents/Fall09poster_001.pdf for details.

 

ACCESS TO SUSTAINABILITY RESOURCE:

UNI is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). As an institutional member, all UNI faculty, staff and students can access the organization's member benefits, which include online resources and opportunities for networking, information sharing and professional development. Visit www.aashe.org to learn more about AASHE and sustainability in higher education.

 

JUMP START ORIENTATION:

The 12th Annual UNI Jump Start Orientation Program will be conducted Sunday, Aug. 16 through Friday, Aug. 21. The Jump Start Orientation is designed to acquaint new multicultural students to the university and provide a smooth transition for a successful academic career. Please welcome the Jump Start participants to UNI.

 

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

LEARN ABOUT NEW PANTHER PROWLER:

Fall 2009 will see the arrival of a new library Web site, a new Panther Prowler and significant changes to many important databases. Intrigued? Concerned? Consider scheduling a library information session. Schedule a Library session reservation at http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr/ or call 273-2839.

 

GRAD STUDENT SPEED MEETING:

New and returning graduate students-start your networking. Attend the Graduate Student Speed Meeting, from 5 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25, in the CME. This event is an opportunity to discover common interests, launch personal and professional relationships and connect with other students.

 

GRAD STUDENT ORIENTATION:

New Graduate Student Orientation is from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. The program includes: Making Connections: Campus and Community Resource Fair; Navigating MyUNIverse: Your Portal to Records, Requests and Resources; and, Learning Firsthand: Graduate Student Panel.

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

WELCOME WEEK ACTIVITIES:

http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/welcomeweek/

 

PANTHER PARTY:

Attend Panther Party, hosted by the UNI Navigators, from noon to 6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 23, at Lawther Field. Come for free food, blow-up games, yard games, local bands and an opportunity to get to know people.

 

WELCOME BACK BBQ:

Attend the Center for Multicultural Education's Annual Welcome Back BBQ from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 24, behind the Union. Come out for free food, music, games and fun.

 

FALLEN SOLDIER MEMORIAL DEDICATION:

The UNI Cadet Panther Battalion invites you to the Fallen Soldier Memorial Dedication at 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 29, at the main entrance of the West Gym. A reception will follow.

 
ONE WILD AFTERNOON:

Join Linda Nebbe of the Black Hawk Wildlife Rehabilitation Program for "Living Through the Windows," at the University Museum. At 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 29, Nebbe will share stories of the amazing animals she has rehabilitated and introduce you to some of her current friends including a Great Horned Owl, a Barred Owl and a bat. (free) From 3 to 4:30, explore UNI's Tallgrass Prairie with a photography workshop taught by photojournalist Bill Witt. Bring your own camera and learn how to capture wildlife in its native habitat. Call 273-2188 to register for the workshop by Aug. 28. The workshop fee is $10 for members; $12 nonmembers.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

FRAGILE NATURE and TOUCH THE SKY:

Experience the beauty of the natural world with two photography exhibits this fall at the University Museum. Open Aug. 29 through Oct. 24, "Fragile Nature" is a breathtaking view of Earth's most fearsome, delicate and endangered species as seen through the lens of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore. On display Nov. 2 through Dec. 23, the photography of Jim Brandenburg is featured in "Touch the Sky," a tribute to the vistas and iconic creatures of the American prairie. www.uni.edu/museum

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

REGISTER NOW FOR FITNESS/LEISURE CLASSES:

Register today for fitness and leisure classes that begin Monday, Aug. 31. NEW...Tai chi, Chinese Martial Arts, Women on Weights, Total Aquatic Conditioning and Latin Dance. Popular classes Kickboxing x2, Pilates and Spinnercise. Check it out. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitness/classes.html.

 

 

HOURS:

PANTHER SHUTTLE/SAFE RIDE HOURS:

http://www.panthershuttle.com

 

LIBRARY HOURS:

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/building-hours

 
MAUCKER UNION HOURS:

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

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION CENTER HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/hours/docs/OPENRECFALLCOREHRS.pdf

 

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Last Modified: August 14, 2009