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Monday, Sept. 7, 2009
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 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.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Volunteers are needed from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 19, to assist the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home with the Promise 5K run/walk and 10K run. Volunteers will help with race-route guidance, registration, timing, pictures, kids' events and more. Volunteers age 16 and older are welcome. Volunteers may e-mail the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information regarding this volunteer opportunity.
Lauren Pelleymounter, executive director, Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley, will discuss the many opportunities available in the Cedar Valley and how to get involved from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, in the SIAC Conference Room, Maucker Union, upper level. Sponsor: American Democracy Project. Call 273-6898 for more information.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or 273-2518 with questions and suggestions for improvement of UNI curriculum.
Coffee cards are available at Biscotti's in Redeker Center and 23rd Street Market at Commons. Buy nine coffees and get one free. Coffee cards are also available at Chats in Maucker Union; buy six and get one free. For more information about promotions, go to www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening
Avanti in Prexy's, Maucker Union, serves hot breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m., Monday through Friday. New menu items include hearty breakfast bowl, bacon burrito, panini ham sandwich, pancakes and French toast sticks. Returning favorites include breakfast pizza, cheese and egg burrito, and fresh baked cinnamon bites with warm cream cheese icing. There are many menu combinations for under $5. See promotions and new product information at www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening.
Apple tarts, turnovers, apple crisp, apple cider and more will be featured in Maucker Union restaurants throughout September, National Apple Month. Apples are a good choice in a healthy diet providing ample fiber and nutrients. See promotions and new product information at www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening.
Reusable UNI tote bags are available at Prexy's for $1. Each bag includes a $1 coupon redeemable at Maucker Union restaurants. For more information and a photo of the bag, visit www.uni.edu/dor What’s Happening.
The UNI Counseling Center will offer a women and self-esteem therapy group beginning Monday Sept. 21. The group will meet from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Mondays, in the Counseling Center, Student Health Center 103. To participate, call 273-2676 to schedule an initial assessment.
The student support services program and academic achievement and retention services are hiring tutors to assist students, with particular need in the areas of natural science and business. Tutoring sessions will begin immediately following hiring and employment will last through this semester or beyond. The sessions may be individual or small group. Applicants should have completed entry-level courses in one or more of these areas, earning a grade of B or above in the specific courses for which they would provide tutoring. Successful completion of higher-level courses would be helpful. Hours are flexible, with evening sessions an option. To inquire about specifics, call 273-2179, or e-mail Nick.Sullivan@uni.edu. Visit 007 ITTC for an application.
Is your resume ready to show employers at the Fall Career Fair? Drop-by critiques are available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays and Tuesdays, at the Career Services information table in Maucker Union; and noon to 5 p.m., Fridays, in CBB 321B. For a resume-critique appointment in the office, call 273-6857. Sponsored by UNI Career Services.
David Marchesani, career development coordinator and academic adviser will lead a workshop on identifying your skills and values from 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, in SEC 320. The workshop is free and open to faculty, staff and students. For further information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898.
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 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.
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.
Do you want to succeed in your own business or career? One way to accomplish this is through networking. Dale Cyphert, associate professor of management, will discuss the vital art of networking at noon, Friday, Sept. 18, in BCS 33. Bring your lunch and learn about networking. RSVP at 3-JPEC or firstname.lastname@example.org
"Identifying Your Strengths" will be presented by Vickie Robinson from 3:45 to 4:45, Thursday, Sept. 24, in SEC 320. Participants should complete the StrengthsFinder Inventory available through the Internet or in the book StrengthsFinder, and bring the results to the workshop. Contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898 with questions. Free and open to the public.
Join the UNI College Republicans at 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 7, in the Presidential Meeting room, lower level Maucker Union to meet fellow GOP'ers, learn about activities for the semester, and enter to win a free College Republicans T-shirt. E-mail email@example.com or visit Twitter @unigop or Facebook UNI College Republicans for more information.
The UNI Tennis Club will hold its first official practice of the year from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the courts West of the Towers. Tennis Club is a co-ed sports club and a great way to meet people on campus. It also offers several opportunities to travel to other campuses and compete against other teams. Check it out.
Grab a Brew, Share Your View is a monthly event co-hosted by the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers and Kaio Church. Discuss this month's topic, "What's wrong with Atheism?" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8, in the Hemisphere lounge of Maucker Union. This event is dedicated to creating an atmosphere of respect that enables individuals to share their views on a variety of issues ranging from religion and faith to science and social issues. Visit http://gabsyv.unifreethought.com for more information.
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.
If you like to volunteer check out Circle K, a group dedicated to serving UNI and the community. Come to the first meeting at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the Presidential Room (lower level Maucker Union) to learn how you can get involved.
Meet new friends while building houses in the Cedar Valley with UNI's Habitat for Humanity. Come to the first meeting at 9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8, in CBB 225. Get free pizza, hear about this year's activities and opportunities and get a sneak peek at something new going on with UNI's Habitat for Humanity this year.
The Daniel Webster Law Society will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept.9, in SRL 14. Pre-law adviser Scott Peters, political science, will discuss preparing for law school and the group will discuss the year's activities. DWLS is a student organization intended for students interested in law, legal issues and law school. All are welcome.
Come eat free pizza and meet the current members of APO at 6 p.m.,Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Bender Hall lobby and Friday, Sept. 11, in the Shull Hall Rec room. Alpha Phi Omega is a co-ed, service fraternity based on the ideals of leadership, friendship and service. APO does highway clean-ups, volunteering at the Food Bank and Humane Society, teaching merit badges to boy scouts, service weekends at summer camps, Relay for Life and 24-hour Teeter-Totter-A-Thon in which we raise money for a non-profit organization in the Cedar Valley.
UNI Men's Volleyball Club will have its first meeting of the fall semester at 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, in the WRC near the ping pong tables. We will play after the meeting. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
CEO / SIFE will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, in BCS 33. The meeting is open to all CEO and SIFE members and students interested in joining. Call 273-JPEC(5732) or e-mail www.jpec.org for details.
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):
Auditions for "Execution of Justice" will take place at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8 and Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the Interpreters Theatre (LNG 040.) "Execution of Justice" takes a look into the trial of Dan White for the murder of Harvey Milk and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and one of the most controversial verdicts of the 20th century. Roles are available for eight to 12 men and six women as well as technicians/crew. No preparation or prior experience is needed to audition. The show will run Oct. 21 - 24. E-mail email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com for more information.
Attend Movement Outlet, a weekly series of free and varied dance sessions, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, in WRC 185/187. This week's session is on contemporary dance with Jake Kircher. Movement Outlet is offered by the dance program housed in the School of HPELS and led by UNI students for UNI students, faculty and staff.
UNI retail stores and Campus Activities Board will co-sponsor a rock band contest at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, at Maucker Union. Compete against other bands for prizes. Sign up your band at the 23rd Street Market, Chat's, Essentials, Prexy's or Biscotti's Facebook Pages by writing on their wall. Practice sessions will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 8 and 9, at the Maucker Union Coffeehouse or the 23rd Street Market in Commons
Attend a monthly discussion about writing and writing instruction at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, in BAK 161. Discussions will cover the state of writing studies, literacy, composition/ rhetoric, and the role of writing with respect to education in a collaborative environment. This month's subject is Chris Anson's article, "The Intelligent Design of Writing Programs: Reliance on Belief or a Future of Evidence." WPA: Writing Program Administration 32.1 (2008): 11-36. Copies are available electronically by request from firstname.lastname@example.org. All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend regardless of major, discipline, or position.
The CME will host a poetry slam night from 9 to 11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11. Stop by and enjoy competitive and high-energy performances. Refreshments and door prizes will be given throughout the evening. A first-place prize will be awarded to the top performer of the evening.
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 of which deal 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.
Professor Roy Behrens, professor of art and the recipient of the 2009-2010 UNI 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 40 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 McLeod Center on West 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. 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.
John Johnson, history, will lecture on "The U.S. Constitution: It's Not For Beginners!" from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, in SRL 115. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by UNI American Democracy Project/Provost's Office.
Learn the basics of starting a small business, including business structure, taxes and resources from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, in BCS 33. Advance registration is required; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 273-JPEC (5732).
Noted historian of American Catholicism, Robert Orsi, will lecture on "Relics, Rosaries, Statues and Other Objects: The Life of Catholic Things," at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, at St. Stephens Catholic Student Center (1019 West 23rd St.) Orsi is the first holder of the Grace Craddock Nagle Chair in Catholic Studies at Northwestern University, and is past president of the American Academy of Religion. Sponsored by the Department of Philosphy & World Religions. Free and open to the public.
Softball will host NIACC at 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 13, at Robinson-Dresser Field.
Volleyball will take on Western Illinois at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the McLeod Center.
Football will host South Dakota at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, in the UNI-Dome. Fans are encouraged to wear black to "Blackout the Dome."
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.
The UNI Anthropology club will show "Apocalypto" at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14, in the ITTC 338. A will follow the film.
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. "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.
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.
Improv troupe "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.
Faculty artist Randy Grabowski will present a trumpet recital at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall, featuring new faculty pianist Dimitri Vorobiev. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting ensemble the Oswego Jazz Project will present a concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. Featuring SUNY music professors Rob Auler (piano), Trevor Jorgensen (saxophone) and Eric Schmitz (drums) and SUNY alumnus Max McKee (bass), their repertoire typically focuses on time-tested classics by some of America's greatest songwriters. This event is free and open to the public.
Grammy Award winners Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18, at the GBPAC. For more information and tickets, visit www.gbpac.org or call 273-4TIX. UNI students receive a 50 percent discount.
UNI School of Music alumnus Vladan Milenkovic will offer a piano recital at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, featuring faculty artist Robert Washut, piano, and other guests. He has recently completed his Master's degree at UNI where he performed with Jazz Band One and served as a teaching assistant. He is currently on faculty at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. This event is free and open to the public.
Jungle Jack Hanna and his exotic animal friends will perform at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20, at the GBPAC. For more information and tickets, visit www.gbpac.org or call 273-4TIX. UNI students receive a 50 percent discount.
See Quintet-sential at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. The UNI Faculty String Quartet joins WCFSO music director Jason Weinberger and principal pianist Sean Botkin for this performance of Mozart's Clarinet Quintet and Brahms' Piano Quintet.
Intramural office is in WRC 161. Call 273-7262 with questions.
The Intramural Fun Run is a 1.5 mile course and is open to men and women. It will take place at 4 p.m.,
Friday, Sept. 18, on the Intramural Fields west of the UNI-Dome. Registration will be from 3 to 3:45 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18, in WRC 161.
Contestants should report to the starting area by 3:55 p.m.
Intramural golf is open to men and women and will take place Sunday, Sept. 20, at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course in Cedar Falls. Play will include 18 holes stroke play with men's and women's longest drive and closest-to-pin contests. Tee times will be from 10 a.m. to noon. Greens fees are $14 per person. Register Monday - Wednesday, Sept. 14-16, in WRC 161.
Intramural Flag Football is open to men, women and co-rec. A mandatory managers meeting will take place at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, in SEC 252. Make-up managers meetings will be held at 3:15 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 28 and 29, in WRC 150.
Register Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 28 and 29, in WRC 161.
Play will begin Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Game times for men and women: 3:30, 4:30 or 5:30 p.m. Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday; Co-rec game times: 5:30 p.m. Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday.
Open to men and women; pay is $7.25 per game.
Anyone interested in officiating intramural flag football must attend an officials' clinic at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, or Wednesday, Sept. 30, in WRC 155.
This soccer tournament is open to students, faculty and staff and will take place at noon, Sunday, Sept. 27, at the West Campus Fields. Entry forms will be available during the week of Sept. 14, in WRC 161. Registration is due Monday - Wednesday, Sept. 21-23, in WRC 161. The tournament is limited to the first eight teams to register.
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.
Many fitness and leisure classes are still available. Classes include total aquatic conditioning, step, kick and spin, free Fridays, women on weights, boot camp and more. Prices are $37 to $47 for the semester. Bring a friend or meet someone new. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitness/classes.html for more information.
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 email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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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