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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. 24, 2009

NEWS:

PRESIDENT ALLEN WELCOMES UNI COMMUNITY BACK TO CAMPUS:

Welcome back to UNI! 2009 will be a year filled with new challenges, new opportunities and new milestones. To view a special welcome greeting from President Allen, visit http://www.uni.edu/president/.

 

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE -- 23rd STREET OPEN:

West 23rd Street is now open, however it may need to be closed again for a brief time to complete construction. Visit http://www.uni.edu/infosys/construction/ to see a map of campus and campus adjacent construction.

 

TEACHER EDUCATION ORIENTATION MEETING:

All students planning to enter the Teacher Education Program must attend one of the following 50-minute orientation sessions: 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1; or 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 2; or 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3. All sessions will be held in SEC 244/245. No registration is needed. Students who fail to attend one of these sessions may find their admission to the Teacher Education Program delayed. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education (3-2265).

 

PAYROLL DIRECT DEPOSIT:

All UNI student employees are required to use direct deposit as the method of receiving their pay. All student employees, who have not already done so, must complete a Direct Deposit of Payroll Authorization Form immediately and submit it to Payroll, Office of Business Operations, 103 Gilchrist, zip 0008. Your paycheck can be direct deposited into any bank/credit union in the U.S. If you do not have a bank account, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/payroll for a list of local institutions which offer no-fee accounts. Any students not submitting a timely authorization form will have to pick up their paycheck at the Cashier's in Business Operations and be required to complete a Direct Deposit of Payroll Authorization Form at that time.

 

ENTER CONSTITUTION POSTER CONTEST:

UNI Students, want to learn about the constitution AND win $150? Then enter UNI's American Democracy Project U. S. Constitution Day Poster Contest. Complete entry directions are at http://www.uni.edu/~eastk/postercontest81409.jpg. Entries are due by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8 to SEC 617. For more information contact ADP Committee members Katheryn East (Katheryn.East@UNI.edu or 273-6789) or Gerri Perreault (YLA@UNI.edu or 273-6898). ADP is a project of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

 

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 perspectives, 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).

 

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.

 

DATES ADDED FOR 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 sponsoring Safe Zone Ally Orientations this fall. If you're serious about helping make UNI a safe zone for LGBTQ folks (or just curious about what that means), visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/documents/Fall09poster_003.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.

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS--1 HOUR CREDIT

ITS-Educational Technology offers two workshop series, Mastering Microsoft Office and Creating Web Pages, for one hour of credit. Please visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/credit.shtml for complete details including pre-registration information.

 

eLearning (WebCT) TRAINING:

During the first two weeks of the semester, ITS-Educational Technology offers multiple 50-minute training sessions for students taking a class with an eLearning component. Please visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml for the schedule and more details.

 

ITS STUDENT COMPUTER CENTER UPDATE:

Starting this fall, the ITS Student Computer Centers will phase out Microsoft Office 2003 and will only provide access to Office 2007. Also, be sure to check out the newly renovated Maucker Union computer lab in the old Club ’91 location, open sometime early this semester.

 

JPEC OPEN HOUSE:

The UNI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is hosting an open house in celebration of entrepreneurship from 5 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Business & Community Services Building. Tour the Student Business Incubator, visit the entrepreneurship classroom, find out about courses and workshops, and talk with student entrepreneurs and incubator graduates. No RSVPs required, but appreciated. Call 273-JPEC (5732) or jpec@uni.edu for more information.

 

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.

 

LUNCH & LEARN:

How does the Business and Community Services Division benefit UNI, Iowa and you? The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center's Lunch and Learn fall series will host Allison Born Ingman, BCS grants and communications specialist, who will discuss the various divisions and answer questions. Bring your lunch and learn about BCS at noon, Friday, Aug. 28, in BCS 33. RSVP at 273-JPEC or jpec@uni.edu.

 

GRAD CHATS/GAME NIGHTS:

Grad Chats Game Nights are the first Thursday of each month: Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3. Drop in anytime between 5 and 7:30 p.m. at the CME. Games provided. You can bring dinner or a snack.

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

WELCOME WEEK ACTIVITIES:

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

 

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.

 

FREE BIKE TUNE-UPS:

Free mini bike tune-ups for UNI students, faculty and staff will be provided by Bike Tech from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27, by Lawther Field in conjunction with Welcome Week activities there. Sponsored by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 

MINISTRY FAIR:

The Ministry Fair will be held Thursday, Aug. 27, following BASIC. Gather on the lawn outside of Lang Hall around 9:15 p.m. for food and fellowship. Meet the groups that make up the Campus Ministry Association and stop by the UNI Presbyterian Campus Connections booth for fun souvenirs.

 

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.

 

MUSIC EDUCATION WORKSHOP:

School of Music Instructor in Music Education Michelle Swanson will coordinate a music education workshop at 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 29, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.

 

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. 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 3 p.m. workshop fee is $10 for members; $12 nonmembers.

 
FINANCIAL LITERACY SEMINAR:

The UNI Economics Club will host a financial presentation by Veridian Credit Union bankers at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16, in SEC 247. All attendees receive door prizes, first 50 in the door receive a Barmuda Gift Card and a drawing will be held for a $50 Visa Gift Card. This seminar will discuss student loans, interest and money management.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

ART EXHIBIT 'LOVE ME OR DIE' AND LECTURE:

The Kamerick Art Gallery, in association with the UNI Arts Consortium, will present a retrospective exhibition of the sculpture and wearable art of Cat Chow, Aug. 24 through Sept. 20. An artist's lecture will be presented at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25, in KAB 111, an opening reception will follow. "Love Me or Die" is sponsored in part by major grants from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the Guernsey Charitable Foundation and the Iowa Arts Council.

 

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.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL:

UNI School of Music faculty artist Sean Botkin will present a piano recital at 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

INTRAMURAL SOFTBALL OFFICIALS WANTED:

Intramural Softball League officials wanted. Open to men and women. Pay is $7.25 per game. Interested persons must attend a Softball Officials' Clinic at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1 or Wednesday, Sept. 2, in WRC 150. If you have questions, call 273-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:

The softball tournament is open to students, faculty and staff and will take place at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 13, Intramural Fields. A mandatory managers' meeting, is at 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27, in SEC 252. Entries are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, Intramural Office, WRC 161. Entry fee is $20 per team and limited to first eight teams to register. If you have questions, call 273-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL SOFTBALL LEAGUES:

Intramural Softball Leagues for men, women and co-rec. A mandatory managers' meeting will take place at 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27, in SEC 252. Make-up managers' meetings, at 3:15 p.m., Monday, Aug. 31 and Tuesday, Sept. 1, WRC 150. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 31 and Tuesday, Sept. 1, in WRC 161.
League play begins Wednesday, Sept. 9. Game times: Men, women's leagues 3:30, 4:30, 5:30 p.m. M/W or T/Th; Co-rec leagues 5:30 p.m. M/W or T/Th. If you have questions, call 273-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL TENNIS:

Intramural singles and co-rec tennis is open to men, women and co-rec. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 1-3, in WRC 161. Schedules will be e-mailed and posted on IM bulletin boards after 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8. Play begins immediately. If you have questions, call 273-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL DODGEBALL:

Intramural Dodgeball Leagues are open to men and women. A mandatory managers' meeting will take place at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, in SEC 252. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 8-9, Intramural Office, WRC 161. Game times: Men - 7:30, 8, 8:30 or 9 p.m., Mondays or Wednesdays; Women - 7:30 or 8:30 p.m., Mondays or Wednesdays. Play begins the week of Monday, Sept. 21. If you have questions, call 273-7262.

 

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.

 

MASSAGE AVAILABLE IN THE WRC:

Schedule a massage with licensed massage therapist, Katie Hover, for relaxation, stress management, or rehabilitation. Learn more about UNI massage therapy at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/massage_therapy.html. To schedule an appointment, call the Wellness Resource Lab, WRC 104, at 3-6119. Provided by Wellness and Recreation Services.

HOURS:

PANTHER SHUTTLE/SAFE RIDE HOURS:

http://www.panthershuttle.com

 

LIBRARY HOURS FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND:

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#labor

 
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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