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Monday, Oct. 12, 2009
On October 7, the state Revenue Estimating Conference lowered its fiscal 2010 revenue projection from nearly $5.8 billion last March to $5.4 billion. This new projection resulted in Gov. Culver's announcement of a 10-percent across-the-board cut to the state's fiscal 2010 budget. Board of Regents President David Miles also announced an immediate hiring freeze for all general fund supported positions and a moratorium on all new building construction projects. For more see http://www.uni.edu/president/budget/
The Clery Act requires the university to publish an annual report regarding certain crimes reported to UNI Public Safety and other specific offices on campus. The 2008 Clery Campus Crime Report and Statistics are now available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/pubsaf/crime_stats/clery.shtml.
The H1N1 influenza virus is not the first health threat faced by UNI. The University Archives has prepared an illustrated essay on how the school and students responded to many illnesses over its 133 year history, including the 1918 influenza pandemic, at http://www.library.uni.edu/collections/special-collections/getting-sick-school.
International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the U.S.
There have been several instances this fall of paint or chalk messages on university buildings, kiosks, etc. While chalk messages on sidewalks are permitted, writing, drawing or posting signs on buildings, artwork, etc., is prohibited. See http://www.uni.edu/policies/805 and Maucker Union Policies at http://www.uni.edu/maucker/policies/section-1000.shtml
The Bartlett A lot will be closed at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16. The Homecoming committee will re-open the lot Saturday morning for limited Homecoming festival parking. The east rows will remain blocked off for the duration of the festival and will re-open after 2 p.m. Contact the Homecoming committee at 273-2683 with questions.
The Graduate College is celebrating its 40th anniversary. For the month of October, a display highlighting the history of the Graduate College is located in the Rod Library first floor display case, adjacent to the Multiservice Center.
UNI's Construction Management Club and Pi Sigma Epsilon have teamed up to provide hand-crafted exclusive Panther Tailgating Bag Sets to UNI fans, while supplies last. Each set includes two boards with handles and eight bags. Sets are $60 for students and $80 for non-students. To view pictures or print an order form, visit
www.wix.com/pseuni/pseuni. Checks should be made out to PSE and mailed to: The University of Northern Iowa Marketing Office,CBB 335, Cedar Falls, IA 50613. E-mail Paula at email@example.com with questions.
Celebrate national pasta month at Wasabi with a pasta bar. Make your own entree with a selection of pasta, sauce and toppings or enjoy the day's featured entree. The pasta bar will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 13 and 20.
Biscotti's in Redeker Center has expanded its hot lunch menu to five days a week (11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) Monday: meatball sub,$3.25; Tuesday: walking taco, $3; Wednesday: chicken enchilada soup, $3.25; Thursday: sloppy joe, $3; and Friday: hot dogs, $2.25.
Would you like an internship with the Walt Disney Company? Learn about the Disney College Program at an information session at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12, in ITTC StudioIT2. RSVP to Tera Edmunds at firstname.lastname@example.org or 329-4062. Bring headphones. Contact Edmunds with further questions.
Looking for a place to worship? The Lutheran Student Center, on the corner of College and University streets, offers a praise and worship service at 9:30 p.m., every Wednesday. The service includes a mix of contemporary and traditional music. All are welcome; you don't have to be Lutheran to hang out at the Lutheran Student Center. E-mail email@example.com with questions.
The Assignment Calculator is a new tool for planning research papers and staying on schedule. Enter the due date and get a list of 12 steps to complete the paper. Each step includes a due date, help documents and links to resources like Rod Library and the Writing Center. To try it, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/gateway/calculator/
Information sessions to learn about studying in France will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12; Tuesday, Oct. 13; and Monday, Oct. 19, in GIL 009. Undergraduate and graduate opportunities are available for a summer, semester or academic year. Internship opportunities also are available. For more information, stop by the Study Abroad Center (GIL 28) or call 273-7078.
Tests stressing you out? Attend the test anxiety workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the UNI Counseling Center (SHC 103). Call 273-2676 to register.
Learn about creating and maintaining healthy relationships in a workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, at the UNI Counseling Center (SHC 103). Call 273-2676 to register.
Eric Lukens, with the ITS Security Office, will discuss online safety at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, in CBB 1. Topics will include online privacy with an emphasis on social networking sites and how to avoid viruses, scams, phishing and other online hazards, all presented in easy-to-understand, non-geek language. http://www.uni.edu/its/security/onlinesafety.html
Internships are available to work with U.S. Military Child Development Centers in Germany, Italy, England, Belgium, Hawaii and Florida for spring semester 2010. Travel, housing and a living stipend are paid. The internship includes 12 credit hours (undergraduate or graduate) from UNI. Prior experience working with children is required. To apply, e-mail Susan.Edginton@uni.edu. Briefly describe your experience working with children as well as your educational background. The subject line should say: UNI/OL
Attend the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization/Students In Free Enterprise meeting from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12, in BCS 33. Open to all majors. Call 273-JPEC(5732) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The Internet club's first meeting will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Presidential Room in the Maucker Union lower level. Come discuss what you'd like to see in the club, participate in games and win prizes. For more information, visit www.onlineinter.net.
The Office of Sponsored Programs will host several forums for campus to attend presentations made by the candidates for the OSP grants and contracts administrator position. The second candidate will present from 1 to 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12, in the Maucker Union's University Room. The third candidate will present from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12, in the Maucker Union's Elm Room. Each candidate will present his or her vision for the position for the first 15 minutes and will field questions from faculty and staff for the remaining 45 minutes. Contact Christy Twait in the Office of Sponsored Programs at 273-3217 with questions.
Attend "Feed My Starving Children," a food packing project, Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 12-14, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Waterloo. Attend as a team or come with a friend. Sign up for a time slot that works with your schedule. Sit-down jobs are available for those who can’t stand for long periods of time. For a schedule or more information, e-mail email@example.com or visit http://www.fmsc.org/Page.aspx?pid=380 for more information.
Discuss this month's topic, "Do Americans Feel Represented By Their Government?" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the Hemisphere lounge of the 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. Grab a Brew, Share Your View is a monthly event co-hosted by the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers and Kaio Church, and, this month, by the Northern Iowa Democrat and UNI College Republicans.
As part of UNI's FIPSE-Brazil award from the Department of Education, UNI will host faculty from its Brazilian partner institutions, the University of Brasília and Universidade Federal de Goias. To encourage research collaborations between institutions, a presentation on their research activities will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, in CBB 1 and 3. A light lunch will be provided. RSVP by e-mailing CBA.Office@uni.edu by Friday, Oct. 9. More information about both institutions and their respective research areas can be found at www.cba.uni.edu/fipse-brazil/NetworkingLunch.pdf.
The Panther Pacers running club will host its 12th Annual Homecoming 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, by the West Dome parking lot. Early registration fees are $12 for UNI students and $15 for non-students. Race-day registration fees are $20. Forms must be hand-delivered to WRC 101 on or before Tuesday, Oct. 13, to be eligible for the early registration fee. For more information, or to download the entry form, visit http://www.pantherpacers.com
The annual St. Stephen Homecoming pancake and cinnamon roll breakfast will begin at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, at St. Stephens (next to UNI Book & Supply). The cost is $3 for a cinnamon roll and coffee/hot chocolate; $6 for a pancake breakfast; or $8 for both. All are welcome. For more information, call Kelly at 266-9863.
Register yourself and a friend to compete in the Homecoming bags tournament at noon, Saturday, Oct. 17, on the west side of the student lot, near the Ultimate Entertainment stand. The winning team will receive a custom bag set made by the UNI Construction Management Club and donated by PSE. The fee is $10 to participate; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with general questions or to learn how to register.
Want to know your major "match?" Come to Majors in Minutes, a group speed-dating style of exploring majors and minors, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Maucker Union Ballroom. Upper class students will be the "dates" at the event, available to answer questions. Visit http://www.uni.edu/advising/event/majormin.pdf for more information.
Phantom EFX CEO Aaron Schurman will detail how his company made the just-released "The Darkest of Days," a time-travel game based on real conflicts in history at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, in Maucker Union Ballroom C. Schurman will discuss the creative process of building a complex video game, which draws on history, art, graphic design, music, computer science, education and other disciplines. He also will discuss the future of gaming and the explosion of the creative design industry in the Cedar Valley. This event, sponsored by CHFA and the Department of Communications Studies, is free and open to the public.
Learn more about sociology and meet sociology professors at the fall semester Sociology Information Fair from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, in SRL 14. Xavier Escandell will present "Controlling Immigration: Intended and Unintended Consequences of Border Control Policies," followed by free pizza and pop. Everyone is welcome. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
The Graduate College will hold a Waterloo Black Hawks Night, Friday, Oct. 23, at Young Arena in Waterloo. Purchase tickets through the Graduate College by Wednesday, Oct. 21 and receive a special $5 per ticket price. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your tickets, receive a confirmation via e-mail and pick up and pay for tickets in LNG 110.
The Graduate College will host a pumpkin carving night from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, at the CME. Send an e-mail to email@example.com to reserve a free pumpkin. Children and families of graduate students are welcome to attend. The last day to reserve a pumpkin is Tuesday, Oct. 20.
Erik Anderson will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the CME multipurpose room. Anderson provides a unique perspective on disability issues, utilizing his personal and professional experience working with individuals with disabilities. The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Awareness for Individuals with Disabilities.
Thomas Connors, associate professor, history, will present "Service after Death: The Political Use of Corpses" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, in SRL 115. The event is free and open to the public.
NIPS (Northern Iowa Potters and Sculptors) will host a two-day visiting artist workshop with Nick Joerling, studio potter from North Carolina. Demonstrations of working on the potter's wheel and finishing forms will be from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Oct. 15 and 16, in the ceramics lab (KAB 126). Joerling will give a lecture about his artwork at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, in the Art Auditorium (KAB 111).
The Women's and Gender Studies program will host the fourth annual Safe Date Tailgate from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, in the southwest corner of the North WRC lot to raise awareness about safe dating and violence prevention on campus. There will be free food, drinks, tailgating games and a raffle.
Attend a six-week workshop from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 20 through Dec. 1, in WRC 101. Especially designed for the chronic dieter, participants will learn how to reject the diet mentality, deal with feelings without using food, eat when hungry, stop eating when satisfied and normalize their relationship with food. The cost of the workshop is $25. Call Joan Thompson at 273-2137 for more information or to register.
Learn the basics of starting a small business including business structure, taxes and resources from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, in BCS 33 . Advance registration is required; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3-JPEC (5732).
Meet one of Iowa's endangered species, the North American wood turtle, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the University Museum. Jeff Tamplin, UNI associate professor of biology, will discuss the unique traits of the aquatic turtle and the many discoveries made through his research. In addition, view animals from the biology department's live display cases including turtles, snakes and an alligator. Visit www.uni.edu/museum for more information.
Ellen J. Kennedy, interim director of the Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Minnesota and director of the Genocide Intervention Network, will lecture on, "Before and After Rwanda's Genocide: Creating Memory," at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, in CBB 109. This lecture is one of a series of events organized by the UNI Holocaust and Genocide Education Program to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda. For more information, e-mail Stephen.Gaies@uni.edu.
Learn how deployment affects military families in your community and where to find free resources and training to support them in an interactive workshop, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, in SEC 252. Due to limited seating, the registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 14. Military families need the help of community-based support networks to serve them where they live. School professionals, health professionals and community organizations are key to developing these community-based support networks. Call Darcie Davis-Gage at 273-4243 or e-mail Ashley at email@example.com with questions. Free for students.
Kirk Larsen, head of the environmental sciences program at Luther College, will presesnt a seminar on natural resource research and management at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center (located ¼ mile west of the McLeod Center on W. 27th Street). Two primary processes important in the maintenance of tallgrass prairie are grazing and fire. Larsen will discuss using ground beetles as ecological indicators and evaluating their responses to fire. He will propose management strategies for tallgrass prairie preserves that will help maximize the biodiversity needed to conserve these endangered ecosystems.
Learn the components of a business plan and what makes an effective plan from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, in BCS 33. Information will build on information from the How to Start a Business I workshop. Advance registration is required; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 273-JPEC (5732)
The Iowa Dialog Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, at Maucker Union. Conference themes will be "if you judge people, you have no time to love them" - Mother Teresa and "our humanity and nobility are directly proportional to our closeness to our friends and our maintenance of these friendships" - Fethullah Gulen.
The UNI Women's Rugby team will host the University of Illinois at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, on the fields west of the UNI-Dome on 27th Street. Free admission. Contact Jennifer Murra at email@example.com or 273-2676 with questions.
Panther football hosts Southern Illinois at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, in the UNI-Dome.
UNI volleyball will host Wichita State at 7:05 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, in the McLeod Center. Volleyball will also host Missouri State at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, in the McLeod Center.
Soccer hosts Illinois State at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14. The soccer team also hosts Indiana State at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17. Both matches are at the CVYSA Complex.
Swimming will hold its alumni meet at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, in the WRC pool.
Colleges Against Cancer and UNI Athletics will host two "Pink-Out" games this week. Attend the soccer game vs. Illinois State on Wednesday, Oct. 14, and the Dig Pink volleyball game vs. Wichita State on Friday, Oct 16. Both events start at 7 p.m. and are pink-out games, so wear a gray or pink "beat cancer" T-shirt in recognition of October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. T-shirts are sold by UNI STAT and Colleges Against Cancer and will be available at both games and at the Alumni House from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the week.
Faculty tuba artist Jeffrey Funderburk, in collaboration with GBPAC staff member Sandy Nordahl and Jon Scot Schwestka, will present "A Night at the Movies: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" at 8 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 13, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. The presentation will feature the 1919 German Expressionist film with live music. Facutly member Tom Barry will mix the sound to create a true 'surround sound' experience.
See a special screening of "A Friend Indeed -- The Bill Sackter Story" at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, in SEC 246. Winner of the #1 Audience Favorite Award in five film festivals already, this new feature-length documentary tells the real-life story of a forgotten man named Bill Sackter and his uncommon friendship with young college student Barry Morrow that forever shattered the world's perceptions of people with disabilities. It's a true story of friendship, faith and human compassion, and it happened in Iowa.
Broaden your cultural horizons and watch "Brother (Brat)" at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, in SRL 120. Danila goes to St. Petersburg to start a new life with his older brother but gets caught up in the brother's world of gangsters and killing. Russian with English subtitles.
The UNI Concert Chorale will offer a concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Richard Sherman, flute, will offer a master class at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18, in Graham Hall, Russell Hall. Sherman is professor of flute at the Michigan State University College of Music and is active as a soloist, orchestral musician and recitalist. He is former principal flute with the Rochester (New York) Philharmonic Orchestra, and is principal flute with the Chautauqua (New York) Symphony Orchestra and the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Richard Sherman, flute, will offer a recital at 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Sherman is professor of flute at the Michigan State University College of Music. He is former principal flute with the Rochester (New York) Philharmonic Orchestra, and is principal flute with the Chautauqua (New York) Symphony Orchestra and the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. This event is free and open to the public.
Decorah native Philip Wharton will join the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18, to present his new storytelling piece, The Giant Jam Sandwich, which features visuals and narration from John Vernon Lord and Janet Burroway's children's book. Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf also will be presented alongside artwork by local students. Tickets are available at wcfsymphony.org, at any UNItix location, or at 3-4TIX (4849).
UNI School of Music faculty artist Julia Bullard will present a viola recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Singers and UNI Women's Chorus will offer a shared Spotlight Series concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.
The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer its fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Attend free weekly dance sessions taught by UNI students for UNI faculty, staff and students from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays, in WRC 185/187. Lyrical dance with Lindsay Ellis and Kelsey Schwager will be the featured style on Wednesday, Oct. 14. Bring a friend and meet others who like to dance.
Learn more about depression and anxiety at a free, confidential screening at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the UNI Counseling Center (103 SHC). Screenings will take about 45 minutes. Call 273-2676 for more information.
Attend the Autumn-matic Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the WRC North Gym. Agencies, businesses and organizations from the campus and community will be on site with health and wellness information. Various screenings, cooking demonstrations and drawings will take place. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/ and click on Wellness Fair. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.
The newly renovated free-weight room (WRC 153) is open, with expanded hours for drop-in recreation. With new lighting, flooring, paint and equipment, this facility is open to men and women of all ages and fitness levels. Hours are from 6 to 8 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday; 3 to 11 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 1 to 6 p.m., Saturday; and 1 to 11 p.m., Sunday.
Open to men and women; earn $7.25 per game. Anyone interested in officiating intramural volleyball must attend an officials' clinic at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27 or Wednesday, Oct. 28, in WRC 150. Call 273-7262 with questions.
The intramural open co-rec volleyball tournament is open to students, faculty and staff and will take place at 1:15 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1. A mandatory managers' meeting will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, in SEC 252. Make-up managers' meetings will be held at 3:15 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 26 and 28, in WRC 150. Registration will take place Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 26-28, in WRC 161. There is a $20 entry fee per team with a two-game guarantee. Call 273-7262 with questions.
The intramural pass-and-kick contest is open to men and women and will take place Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the northeast corner of the UNI-Dome. Registration will take place from 9 to 10:45 p.m. and the competition will take place from 9:15 to 11 p.m. The contest will include pass-and-kick for men and pass-and-punt for women. Call 273-7262 with questions.
Register today for Turkey Trot beginning Monday, Oct. 12. Walk, run, cycle, swim, use equipment or take a WRS fitness class to get fit. Receive online coaching support, enjoy incentives and improve your fitness level in 30 days. Lots of chances to win. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitness/classes.html for more information.
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