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Monday, Aug. 31, 2009
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are anticipating an active influenza season this fall and winter. Everyday actions can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like influenza. Visit http://www.uni.edu/health/flu.html for precautions to adopt during the flu season. The Student Health Center will keep this page updated with the latest information.
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/.
The final report from the Campus Conversation on Sustainability, held in April, is available on the UNI c.a.r.e. (creating a responsible environment) site. View the report and share your comments at www.uni.edu/energy.
The Northern Iowan's push cart for delivering newspapers on campus is missing. The cart has a blue handle and wood platform. Northern Iowan is written in permanent marker on the handle and wood platform. If you see this cart, call 273-2157 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
This 50-minute training is required for all students completing field experiences in any pre-K through 12 school setting. The training is free and open to anyone. Three sessions will be offered: 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8; 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9; or 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10. All sessions will be held in SEC 244/245. No registration is required. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education, 273-2265.
Seats are open in Course 200:180 Community Service: Academic Skills Achievement Center for students interested in tutoring K-12 students. The course may be repeated once for credit; offered fall and spring semesters. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 433-1271.
Practice your English or meet an international student and learn about another culture by becoming a conversation partner. (Participants must spend at least an hour a week with a partner.) Download http://www.uni.edu/ciep/documents/CPForm-CIEPUNIstudentsandfaculty2009.pdf or http://www.uni.edu/ciep/documents/CPForm-CIEPStudents2009_000.pdf and send your application to email@example.com.
The Cedar Falls Public Library needs volunteers to deliver library materials to the homebound. Opportunities exist Monday through Friday with flexible times. Volunteers age 16 and over are welcome. E-mail the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information.
The University Curriculum Committee will soon begin its review of all college approved curriculum proposals. Committee membership and the schedule of meetings can be found at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/ucc/index.shtml. Formal department proposals can be viewed at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/ccd/curriculum/viewProposals.cgi. Contact Coleen Wagner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-2518 with questions and suggestions for improvement of UNI curriculum.
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 student not submitting a timely authorization form will have to pick up paychecks at the Cashier in Business Operations and be required to complete a Direct Deposit of Payroll Authorization Form at that time.
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 Katheryn East (email@example.com or 273-6789) or Gerri Perreault (firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-6898).
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.
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.
CEO/SIFE will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1, in CBB 1,3. CEO and SIFE are combining, so come for pizza at the kick-off and re-organization meeting. The freshman orientation drawing for a $50 gift card from University Book & Supply will be held. Open to all students. For more details, call 273-JPEC or e-mail email@example.com.
Attend an orientation meeting from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, in CBB 109 and learn about the benefits of doing an internship, the application process, locating an internship, the transcript notation option and possible academic credit for a job you have now. The 20 "Best Internships on Campus" positions ($10/hour) also will be discussed. Stop by the UNI Cooperative Education/Internship Program office, GIL 102, call 273-6041 or visit www.uni.edu/careerservices/co-op/ for more information.
The first meeting of NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) will be at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1, in MSH 103. All students who will teach K-12 science are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit http://nsta.uni.googlepages.com/.
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; 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 (273-2265).
The Graduate Student Opportunity Fund provides travel support for currently enrolled graduate students in good academic standing for presentations at academic conferences. The Graduate College has limited funding for conferences held during the fall 2009 semester. Eligibility criteria, guidelines and the application form are available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/_files/News/GradStudOppFund-F09.pdf. Applications are processed in the order received. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Whether Halo, Smash Bros or Rock Band is your vice, join the UNI Gamer Brigade. The club meets at noon, every Saturday, in SRL 115. Whether you're a master or a novice doesn't matter, just come and have fun.
The UNI Swim Club is making some changes to the club this year, so stop by an informational meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, at the WRC pool. The swim club is co-ed and welcomes all skill levels. Practice opportunities will be available five times per week as well as regular swim meet opportunities and reserved lanes in the pool during practice times. If you are looking to get in shape and meet some fun people, come on in. This is an informational meeting only, you are not obligated to join if you attend.
Are the miles coming between you and your partner, good friends or loved ones? Attend a workshop on long-distance relationships from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the UNI Counseling Center. Call 273-2676 to preregister as space is limited.
AID will meet at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1, in the Presidential Room in Maucker Union. AID is open to all UNI students, with and without a disability and plans a variety of educational events during the semester. For more information about the organization, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 e-mail email@example.com for more information.
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):
Try-outs will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 31 and Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the fields on W. 27th Street past the Sterling Apartments. All players are welcome, but the club needs a goalie.
Is this your first semester as a transfer student at UNI? Stop by the transfer student welcome lunch from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 2, in the Elm Room on the lower level of Maucker Union. Join other new transfer students for free pizza, drinks and conversation.
The UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers will host a party to celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of inquiry at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, on Lawther Field (Schindler side). There will be a root beer keg, root beer floats and games.
President Ben Allen and members of the Cabinet will serve cake and ice cream in celebration of service to others and to honor those who give back to their campus, community and country from 1:30 to 3 p.m.,Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Campanile Plaza. The rain location is the Maucker Union Coffeehouse. To continue the university's tradition of helping others, consider a donation of school supplies for our Partners in Education school, Black Hawk Elementary. See the list of needed items at www.uni.edu/infosys/salute/. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14, at the UNI Museum to discuss "Escape" by Carolyn Jessop and Laura Palmer, and "Stolen Innocence" by Elissa Wall and Laura Pulitzer, both dealing with polygamy. All UNI students and Cedar Valley residents are welcome without having read either book.
TC Panther try-outs will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14, at the West Gym. Bring workout/running clothes to wear while in-suit, a towel, a change of clothes, water and a positive attitude. Visit www.unialum.org/tc or contact TC at email@example.com for more information.
Join the staff from Black Hawk County Conservation Board for a two-hour walk through one of UNI's prairies at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the University Museum. Bring a camera and learn about the beautiful native plants of the Iowa grasslands and their importance to the wildlife they support. Register by Monday, Sept. 14; the cost is $3 per person.
Attend the first meeting of the UNI Mac User Group from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, in LNG 212 (Mac Lab). Discuss organization activities for the semester and learn some Mac basics. Bring your Mac and a friend.
Professor Roy Behrens, Art Department and the recipient of the 2009-2010 UNI Graduate College Distinguished Scholar award, will present "Unearthing Art and Camouflage: My Research on the Fence Between Art and Science" at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the ITTC Studio 1 and 2. The presentation is a slide-illustrated account of more than forty years of research of the contributions to Modern-era camouflage (both biological and military) of artists, architects, scientists and others, a project that resulted in articles, books, exhibits and films. Coffee and cookies will be served.
An Elevator Pitch Workshop will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, in BCS 33. This workshop is intended for students interested in competing in the Elevator Pitch Competition to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 16. The winner of the competition will automatically advance to the national competition to be held at the National CEO Conference in Chicago on Oct. 22 - 24. The fundamentals of an elevator pitch will be covered as well as all questions regarding the actual competition. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 273-JPEC(5732).
John Pearson, an ecologist with the Iowa DNR, will lead the first seminar in a series on natural resource research and management at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center located ¼ west of the McCloud Center on W 27th Street. This presentation is a broad-ranging exploration of the potential positive and negative effects of flooding in 2008 on Iowa's natural resources along the Cedar and Iowa rivers in Linn and Johnson counties. Interaction of the high-cresting floods with natural areas, plants, fish, mussels, turtles, invasive species and landscape fragmentation will be discussed. For more information, call Ryan Welch at 273-3828, or e-mail email@example.com.
Six Sigma is a methodology for improving business processes. A defense of the results of an investigation of industrial processes explains how to separate the movement of the process average from its internal variation. The defense will be at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, in ITC Room 3. All are invited.
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.
See the blockbuster "Star Trek," starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Eric Bana at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Enjoy this chronicle of the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
See a documentary about National Geographic photographer, Joel Sartore at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, at the University Museum. Shooting in some of the most exciting locales on earth, often in wretched conditions, Sartore wonders if he has the best job in the world or the worst. "At Close Range with National Geographic" reminds us of where we fit in the cosmos and what we owe to the next generation of earth's inhabitants. For more details, visit www.uni.edu/museum
UNI School of Music faculty artist Yu-Ting Su will present a horn recital at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Repertoire will be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
As citizens of a global community, do we have humanitarian responsibilities to the innocent victims of violent conflict in another part of the world? What moral obligation do we have to intervene on behalf of the millions of ordinary citizens caught in the middle of horrifying political, religious and ethnic wars every single day? Using the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a backdrop, the Strayer-Wood Theatre explores these questions in "Passages to Palestine." A touring multi-media devised theatre performance, conceived by UNI Professor of Theatre, Richard Glockner, "Passages to Palestine" will premiere at 7 and 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre.
The improv troop, "The Second City," will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11 at the GBPAC. No topic is off limits, no subject too sensitive; get ready for a night of laughter. For more information, visit www.gbpac.org or call 273-4TIX. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount.
Let a personal trainer design a program with your specific goals in mind. Trainers are results driven and want you to succeed. Contact Kristy Leen (call 273-7167 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html for more information.
Tired of hauling your workout gear to campus every day? Lockers are available for rent (half or long size, semester or year). Ask a fitness supervisor at HB, or contact Kristy Leen, WRS Personal Fitness Coordinator, at 273-7167 or email@example.com to rent one.
The WRC is looking for motivated students who want to become personal trainers. The first class will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, in WRC 155. Classes will be held on Mondays and Fridays. For more information, contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167.
Intramural office is in WRC 161. Call 273-7262 with questions.
Intramural singles racquetball is open to men, women and co-rec. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 8-10, in WRC 161. Schedules will be e-mailed and posted on IM bulletin boards after 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14. Play will begin immediately.
The fitness club is open to students, faculty, staff, spouses and retirees. The entry fee is $15 per person and registration will begin Monday, Sept.14, in the Intramural Office, WRC 161. Mileage sheets will be available at that time. The deadline to complete mileage is Friday, Nov. 27. A dry-fit T-shirt will be awarded to those who complete their mileage by the deadline.
Intramural Softball League officials are 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.
The softball tournament is open to students, faculty and staff and will take place at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 13, Intramural Fields. Entries are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, WRC 161. Entry fee is $20 per team and limited to first eight teams to register.
Intramural Softball Leagues are for men, women and co-rec. 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 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. M/W or T/Th; Co-rec leagues 5:30 p.m. M/W or T/Th.
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.
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, 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.
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 273-6119. Provided by Wellness and Recreation Services.
Prexy’s salad bar, Café Fresco and the grab-n-go options will be available until 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. See promotions and new product information at http://www.uni.edu/dor/promotions/FallPromotions08242009.pdf.
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Monday through Thursday: 7:45 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday: closed; Sunday: 2 - 10 p.m. (222 SEC).
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