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Monday, Jan. 11, 2010
A limited number of tickets for May 18 events in McLeod Center with the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet are available at no charge to UNI students. The Dalai Lama will take part in a 9:30 a.m. panel discussion, "Educating for a Non-violent World," and give a 2 p.m. keynote address, "The Power of Education." Students are encouraged to pick up their voucher by Jan. 31. Vouchers can be picked up at any UNItix location. Students must redeem their voucher for a ticket April 19-23. Remaining student seats will go on sale to the public after April 23. UNI students must show a UNI ID to receive a voucher and to get in with their ticket the day of the event. Visit www.uni.edu/dalailama for more information.
Approximately 950 doses of the H1N1 flu vaccine are available to all UNI students. The free H1N1 vaccinations will be distributed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20, in the lower level of the Commons on a first-come, first-served basis. UNI students must bring their UNI ID with them. The clinic will be for students only.
Save your course materials' receipts -- you may be eligible for a tax credit up to $2,500. The economic stimulus package signed into law by President Obama in February 2009 makes the cost of college textbooks and course materials eligible for tax credits. This provision makes these academic tools more affordable for students and their families. For more information, visit http://www.textbookaid.org/.
G and A permit parking is available for faculty and staff as well as pay-by-space timed parking for visitors, faculty, staff and students in the new MMTC. The green numbered signs identify pay stalls and the lines are painted yellow. You must pay for your time in these spaces at the multi-meter pay stations located at the east and west stair wells at street level. Instructions are printed on the front of the machines and each is equipped with a button for voice prompts to guide you through the process. The MMTC entrance is on the east end of the facility from Merner Street. The Campus Street or west end, is an exit only. Traveling against the traffic flow puts others at unnecessary risk and is a chargeable offense. If you have questions, contact Brent Richmond at 273-5374.
UNI is offering a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport (74,887 miles) at public auction on Public Surplus. This online auction will end at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12. Visit www.publicsurplus.com for more information or contact Vince Heuer at 273-3527 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Effective Dec. 15, UNI requires all excess financial aid refunds and all other credit balances from your university bill to be electronically deposited at the financial institution of your choice. Paper checks will no longer be mailed. For prompt processing of your refund, log in to MyUNIverse and click on the Direct Deposit (Non-Payroll) link under My Personal Records. You will need to provide your account information into the secure site to expedite all future refunds.
University Health and Safety Committee information and a member list can be found at
To access library research databases like Academic Search Elite, JSTOR, and Panther Prowler from off campus, you will need to use your CatID. http://www.library.uni.edu/research-help
Announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations are made via UNI Alert, local radio and TV stations and the UNI home page (www.uni.edu). The local TV stations also list closings and delays on their Web sites. See http://www.uni.edu/safety/weather-information for more information.
Submit entries to the Burns H. Weston International Human Rights Essay Prize Contest. Each year, two awards are made: one to an undergraduate and another to a graduate or professional school student. The winners receive $750 (undergraduate) or $1,000 (graduate or professional student). The writing competition is open to all currently enrolled UNI students in all academic disciplines. The undergraduate essay should be 15 to 20 pages in length; graduate essays should be 25 to 40 pages. Essays can discuss current events or history, law, public policy or the arts and humanities. The essay does not need to be produced exclusively for the competition; it can be a paper written for a class. Essays must address issues of international human rights. Submit essays by Monday, Feb. 1. Submit hard copies of essays along with application material to the UI Center for Human Rights (1120 University Capitol Centre Iowa City, IA 52242). Applications are available at http://www.uichr.org. Questions should be directed to email@example.com or Liz Crooks at (319) 335-3900.
Applications are being accepted for the McElroy Fellowship. The RJ McElroy Trust awards two $10,000 stipends to undergraduate students who have just completed their degree or to a graduating senior. More information can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/_files/forms/awards/McElroy%20Information.pdf. Contact Machelle Stickler at 273-2748 or firstname.lastname@example.org for application materials and instructions.
Study abroad in Florianopolis, Brazil (located on a tropical island just south of Rio de Janeiro). First three weeks is Intensive Portuguese language (4 credits); second three weeks study Brazilian--Latin American Culture and Civilization (4 credits; pending approval as nonwestern). Student loan applies for this 8-credit course. If you have questions, contact the UNI Study Abroad Center in 28 GIL. Apply online at http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad (Click on "Application").
Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization/Students In Free Enterprise (CEO/SIFE) meeting will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, in BCS 33. The meeting is open to all CEO and SIFE members and students interested in becoming members. Call 273-JPEC (5732) for details.
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., Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Maucker Union Elm 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.
Pi Sigma Epsilon is a sales and marketing organization open to all majors. PSE is hosting two informational meetings at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19 and Thursday, Jan. 21, in CBB 125. Hang out for an hour, have some pizza and pop and learn about the benefits of being a part of one of the most elite business organizations on campus.
PSE events include Bar-Hop-Oly and the Sprint into Spring 5K. It's the only student organization to become official members of the Cedar Valley Chamber of Commerce. The UNI chapter of PSE was recently awarded top chapter in the country. For more information, contact Lindsay Guenther at email@example.com or Zach Riesberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Text (319) 242-1508 to ask questions about library resources and services. Text messages will be received at the Rod Library reference desk and answered during regular hours. To learn about other ways to ask questions, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/ask-us-research-help.
Discuss this month's topic, "Is Giving Always Good?" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12, 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. Grab a Brew, Share Your View is a monthly event co-hosted by the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers and Kaio Church. Check out the Facebook event for more information.
The UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers (UNIFI) is an organization for those who are skeptical of religion and appreciate science and reason. Those who'd like to learn more are invited to join UNIFI in the Rialto private dining area at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 13. All are welcome.
Check out the living spaces for upperclass students at ROTH and Shull Halls at open house events Friday, Jan. 15. The Shull open house will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and the ROTH open house will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Room tours, refreshments and contracting information will be offered. Additional information is available at ROTH and residence hall offices or at www.uni.edu/dor.
One of our institutional priorities is to value, promote and teach about diversity. An appreciation of diversity is an essential component of an excellent education. To further advance our efforts, I invite students, faculty and staff to the second-annual UNI town hall meeting on diversity Thursday, Jan. 21 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom.
To read President Allen's invitation in its entirety, visit http://www.uni.edu/diversity/.
Men's basketball hosts Bradley at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, and Indiana State at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16. Both games are in the McLeod Center.
The UNI Gallery of Art will present a print exhibition "Yee-Haw Industries, WALL to WALL: 12 Years of Art for the People," Jan. 11 through Feb. 1. Sponsored in part by the Florence Hartwig Foundation. Artists Adam Ewing and UNI alumnus BJ Alumbaugh will give lectures at 7 p.m. Mon., Feb. 1, in KAB 111. A reception will follow. These events are free and open to the public.
Not all businesses are started with venture capital, an IPO or a huge loan from the bank. Learn how you can apply bootstrapping techniques to a new or existing small business venture at a free webinar at www.myentre.net at noon, Thursday, Jan. 14. Many successful start-up firms are created from the ground up without a dollar of external funding.
This course explores how to generate business ideas and evaluate those ideas for viability. Advanced registration is required. The course is offered twice: 3 - 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20, and 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.,Thursday, Jan. 21, both in BCS 128. To sign up, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at 273-5732 or e-mail email@example.com.
Hunter Capoccioni, adjunct professor of double bass, will offer a recital at 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 15, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Randy Grabowski will present a trumpet recital with Sean Botkin, piano, at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Live Healthy Iowa (LHI) is a fun, team-based, 100-day wellness challenge that will jump start healthy habits to help Iowans (and UNIowans) feel better, look better and live longer, healthier lives. Consider joining/creating a team to participate in LHI. Hy-Vee, a key contributing partner, will provide coupons for $5 savings per team member on registration ($15 with the discount). Visit the LHI tab at www.uni.edu/wellrec for more details.
Register now for spring 2010 fitness classes. Classes begin Wednesday, Jan. 13. New classes offered this spring include Zumba, Yoga Fit, Women on Weights, and Fitx5. Register online at www.uni.edu/wellrec.
Intramural 4-on-4 Sunday evening volleyball is for men, women and co-rec. Registration will take place Monday through Wednesday, Jan. 25-27, in the WRC 161; registration materials are available in WRC 161. Four-team league game times are available at 5, 5:45, 6:20, 7 and 7:40 p.m. Play will begin Sunday, Feb. 7, on the WRC south courts. Call 273-7262 with questions.
For men, women and co-rec. A mandatory managers' meeting will be held at 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 11, in SEC 247. Make-up managers' meetings will be at 4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 12 and 13, in WRC 150. Registration will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 12 and 13, in WRC 161. Play will begin Wednesday, Jan. 27, in the WRC south courts. Call 273-7262 with questions.
For students, faculty and staff; men's and women's divisions. The tournament has a $20 entry fee with a two-game guarantee. A mandatory managers' meeting will be held at 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 11, in SEC 247. Make-up managers' meetings will be held at 4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 12 and 13, in WRC 150. Registration will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 12 and 13, in WRC 161. Play will begin at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the WRC south courts. Call 273-7262 with questions.
For men and women; a mandatory managers' meeting will be held at 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 11, in SEC 247. Make-up managers' meetings will be held at 4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 12 and 13, in WRC 150. Registration will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 12 and 13, in WRC 161. Play will begin at 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20 and Friday, Jan. 22, at Valley Park Lanes. Call 273-7262 with questions.
Officials are wanted for the open pre-season basketball tournament Jan. 19 to 21 and 25 and 26, and basketball leagues beginning Wednesday, Jan. 27. Earn $7.25 per game. To become an official, attend a "court work" clinic at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12, or Wednesday, Jan. 13, in WRC 150 and WRC south courts 5 and 6; and take a rules test at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, in WRC 150.
PANTHER SHUTTLE/SAFE RIDE HOURS:
MAUCKER UNION HOURS:
ROD LIBRARY HOURS OVER MLK BIRTHDAY WEEKEND:
There will be no special vacation loans over the weekend. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.
WRC SPRING HOURS:
The WRS InfoLine posts weather-related announcements as soon as decisions are made: 273-2391.
VERIDIAN CREDIT UNION BRANCH HOURS CHANGE:
Beginning Monday, Jan. 11, the hours of operation for the Maucker Union branch of the Veridian Credit Union will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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Last Modified: January 8, 2010