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Monday, Oct. 19, 2009
Students who experience flu-like symptoms and live in the residence halls should contact the hall front desk by phone or e-mail for a free flu kit. Students living off campus should have a friend visit the Student Health Clinic to pick up one. The kit includes a digital thermometer, generic Dayquil, Claritin, lip balm, hand sanitizer, tissue and masks.
On Thursday, Oct. 15, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa held a special telephonic meeting to discuss how the state's public institutions and special schools will address the recent announcement of a 10 percent across-the-board cut. For more of the president's statement see http://www.uni.edu/president/budget
Join President Allen, Provost Gibson and the strategic planning committee at a town hall meeting to discuss the strategic planning process. Plan to attend one of the two town hall meetings scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Oct. 21, or from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22. Both meetings will be held in Commons Ballroom.
Representatives from Oracle will return to campus on Wednesday, Oct. 28 to present demos for faculty, staff and students on the PeopleSoft Campus Solutions suite of software. To view a special invitation from executive vice president and provost Gloria Gibson and vice president of student affairs Terry Hogan, visit www.uni.edu/sis.
On Sept. 23, President Allen and the campus community participated in university convocation, a celebration that recognized excellence. Convocation included a state of the university address by Allen, remarks by Provost Gibson and recognition of key faculty awards and the Board of Regents Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards. To view video and photos from convocation, visit http://www.uni.edu/president/university-convocation.
As veterans return from war and pursue a degree at UNI, it's important to understand and respond to their unique needs. Attend "UNI: Veteran-friendly Campus," a program designed to provide insights about this important student population, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, or from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Register in advance at www.uni.edu/admissions/insights. Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs. E-mail email@example.com for more information.
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.
Safe Zone Ally orientations scheduled for Oct. 26, 27 and 29 have been cancelled. Those who wish to obtain a Safe Zone Ally card to display will soon be offered an online opportunity to obtain one. Look for announcements later this semester. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hartman Reserve Nature Center needs individuals to assist in leading programs for K-12 school groups. School visits are three hours long and opportunities exist Monday through Friday. Volunteers age 18 and older are welcome. E-mail volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information.
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 payable 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., Tuesday, Oct. 20.
Enjoy hot chili everyday Monday, Oct. 19 through Friday, Oct. 30, at Prexy's in celebration of National Chili Month. A different chili will be featured each day. Panther chili, zesty beef chili, Mexican chicken chili, and many others will be available.
Learn how to communicate better with roommates, parents, friends and professors at the Communication Skills Workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the UNI Counseling Center (103 SHC). 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
UNI students will discuss their experiences as individuals with disabilities on a college campus at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the CME. Those in attendance will gain an understanding of accommodations and services students utilize while pursuing their education as well as common misconceptions people with disabilities face in their everyday lives.
UTESAC (Undergraduate Teacher Education Student Advisory Council) will host two informal "drop by and chat" sessions for teacher education students from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, in the SEC second-floor lobby. The purpose of these sessions is to allow students in teacher education to share their experiences with the program and identify possible actions that might improve the student experience.
Northern Iowa Management Association will hold an informational meeting at 6 p.m., Monday Oct. 19, in CBB 125. Enjoy pop and cookies while discussing upcoming events and group activities. New members are welcome.
Explore NSE and learn how to attend one of 180+ colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada while paying UNI tuition at an NSE informational meeting at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and have completed at least 30 hours of credit at the time of exchange. Learn more at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/nse.
Students interested in establishing a local chapter of STAND, the student-led division of the Genocide Intervention Network, are invited to a lunch meeting at 12:45 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Piazza (Redeker Center) with Ellen J. Kennedy, interim director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (University of Minnesota) and director of the Genocide Intervention Network-Minnesota. Lunch tickets will be provided. For more information or to reserve a place, e-mail the UNI Holocaust and Genocide Education Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join UNI SHRM and guest speaker Lisa K. Smith for free Halloween snacks and drinks at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, in CBB 1 and 3. All students are welcome to attend.
In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Interested Men of Lambda Theta Phi and the Hispanic Latino Student Union will present a collage of "Famous Hispanics" on the many contributions Hispanics have made in society, Friday, Oct. 23, at table four in Maucker Union.
Attend the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization/Students In Free Enterprise meeting from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26, in BCS 33. The meeting is open to all majors. Call 273-JPEC(5732) or e-mail email@example.com for details.
Learn how to participate in the Jan. 18 "Day of Service" from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19, in the SIAC Conference Room, Maucker Union (upper level). Lauren Pelleymounter, director of the Volunteer Center of the Cedar Valley, will lead the discussion.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Graduate College will host 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 ticket price. E-mail email@example.com to reserve 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 from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, at the CME. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Take a break from academic stress and unwind with a night of stand-up from some of UNI's best comics at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, in the Bertha Martin Theatre inside Strayer-Wood Theatre. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $4 or $3 with a canned food item.
Attend the 20th Annual Arts and Crafts Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25, in the UNI-Dome. More than 300 exhibitors will present and sell handcrafts with thousands of unique creations. This show is the largest Arts and Crafts Show in Iowa.
Attend the free Self Defense Seminar at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26, in Maucker Union Ballroom C. Learn basic safety tips and self defense moves. Refreshments provided; wear comfortable clothing. Open to all UNI students and faculty. Sponsored by UNI student organization SAVE.
GBPAC Student Interaction Committee will host an ice cream social from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the GBPAC lobby to promote this season's shows, including the hit Broadway musical "Mamma Mia." Stop by for free ice cream and watch the movie starring Pierce Brosnan and Meryl Streep.
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 email@example.com 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.
Join the Student Leadership Center for "How Do I Know My Leadership Style?" at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20 in the Oak Room, Maucker Union (lower level). This is the first workship in the SLC's fall workshop series, H.A.T.S. of Leadership: The Many Hats Leaders Wear. This interactive workshop will help students discover their personal leadership style and how they function in a group setting. Attendance earns points towards free SLC stuff. Visit www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter or contact Steffoni for more information.
"Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), UNI and the Future of Gender Violence Prevention Education," a lecture and discussion, will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Organized by the Campus Violence Prevention Project and supported by Senate Speaker Funds, the UNI Provost's Office, and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. For more information, contact Annette Lynch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-3054.
Nancy Newhoff, Courier editor, will speak from 4:45 to 5:45, Wednesday, Oct. 21, in SEC 425. Newhoff will discuss the Courier's focus, how the news is selected and trends affecting newspapers. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898.
Kirk Larsen, head of the environmental sciences program at Luther College, will present 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 West 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 email@example.com 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.
Dieter F. Kogler, University of Toronto, will present "The Geography of Knowledge Formation: Spatial and Sectoral Evolution of Technological Change in the Canadian Economy, 1983-2007" at 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23, in ITTC 29, as part of the Department of Geography Speakers Series. Kogler's current research focuses on spatial analysis of innovation and technological advancement in industry around the world. Kogler investigates some of the novel approaches found in the study of regional patterns of invention and innovation, such as the "related variety," and the "local buzz and global pipelines" frameworks.
Chad Heinzel, earth science, and his students will present: "Surviving Cataract Canyon's Whitewater while Walking in the Footsteps of John Wesley Powell" at the Earth Science seminar at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26, in LAT 125.
Learn about the use of rule-making and power in society at a Star Power simulation, led by Lisa D. Jicinsky, ROTH graduate residence life coordinator, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, in SEC 252. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Leadership Studies at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.
The Department of Residence's Inclusive Communities Team will host "Let's Talk" from 6 to 7:40 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1, in Lang Hall. This diversity forum is intended to help participants listen to and learn from a variety of diverse students' experiences at UNI and is open to students, faculty and staff. Those who attend will receive a certificate of attendance for their participation. For more information, contact Lisa Jicinsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-7051.
CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, Nov. 2, in the CME 109A. Ruth Chananie-Hill, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Jennifer Waldron, School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services; and Natalie Turner, sociology undergraduate student, will present "Third Wave Agenda: Women's Flat-Track Roller Derby." The Women's & Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.
Mark Mortenson, education consultant, will present on the FISH! philosophy from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, in SEC 252. Participants will learn about the FISH! philosophy, made famous by the managers of Seattle's world-famous Pike Place Fish Market. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.
"On Becoming" is a two-person exhibition featuring the work of sculptor and video projection artist Gillian Brown and environmental performance and video installation artist Cherie Sampson. Sponsored in part by the Iowa Arts Council. Free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; and noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
See "Recycle" at 7 p.m., Monday Oct. 19, in SRL 212. Inspired by his reporting on Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and Al Qaeda, Jordanian/Palestinian filmmaker Mahmoud al Massad returns to Zarqa, where he grew up, to make "Recycle." Massad charts the daily life of a religious Islamic man trying to survive in one of Zarqa's poorest neighborhoods. Middle East movie night meets at 7 p.m., every Monday, in SRL 212.
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.
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.
"Execution of Justice" (by Emily Mann, directed by Karen Mitchell) will open the Interpreter's Theatre season. "Execution of Justice" is the story of Dan White's controversial trial for allegedly murdering Harvey Milk and George Moscone. "Execution of Justice" will be presented at 7:30 p.m, Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 21 - 24, in LNG 040. Free tickets will be available at 6:30 p.m.
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.
No Shame Theatre will take place at 10 p.m. at the CAC 108. Watch or perform poetry and skits. Pieces must be original, under five minutes and not harm the space or occupants. Free.
Faculty artist and educator Amanda McCandless will offer a clarinet recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. The recital will also feature faculty artist Sean Botkin, piano. This event is free and open to the public.
Vocal music students will present a recital, representing artists from several Voice Division studios at UNI at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Faculty artist Chris Buckholz will present a trombone concert at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, with featured performers and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of tuba Jeffrey Funderburk, the UNITUBA Ensembles will offer a fall recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting ensemble Luther College Faculty Woodwind Trio will present a recital at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. See the Broadway hit, "Mamma Mia" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30; at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31; and at 1 and 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1, at the GBPAC. Students receive a 50 percent discount. For tickets, call 273-4849.
Under the direction of Chris Merz, Jazz Band One will offer a fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI's Varsity Men's Glee Club annual Christmas variety shows will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4 and at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, at the GBPAC. The tradition continues as the Glee Club Celebrates its 32nd annual variety show. Order tickets now through a Glee Club member, at www.unitix.uni.edu or by calling 3-4849.
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. Latin dance with Carrie Johnson, who studied in Chile this past summer, will be the featured style Wednesday, Oct. 21. 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.
The intramural swim meet is open to men and women and will take place at 8:30 p.m.,
Sunday, Nov.8, in the WRC pool. Warm-up will be at 8 p.m.
Registration will take place Monday, Nov. 2 - Wednesday, Nov. 4, in WRC 161.
Events include 100 yard medley relay, 200,100, 50 yard freestyles, 75 yard individal medley, 100 yard backstroke, 100 yard breaststroke, 200 yard freestyle relay and 100 yard wet sweatshirt relay. Call 273-7262 with questions.
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.
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