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Monday, Feb. 22, 2010
The Northern Iowa Student Government general election will take place Feb. 23-24. Voting will begin on MyUNIverse at 6 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, and will end at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24. For more information visit www.uni.edu/nisg.
The final candidate for the UNI Sustainability Coordinator will be on campus next week. The candidate will conduct a presentation and field questions from the campus community. Please attend this presentation from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, in BCS 30. Information regarding the candidate is posted at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/energy/.
Join President Allen at the 2010 Sustainability Forum from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 22, at the Maucker Union University Room, as a culmination of Earth Day festivities on campus. Get an update on "green" programs and activities, learn about UNI's progress since the 2009 Campus Conversation on Sustainability and take a look at what's ahead. Keynote speaker to be announced.
A draft of the 2010 UNI Higher Learning Commission Reaccreditation Self Study is posted at http://www.uni.edu/accreditation/. Input from faculty, staff and students is essential to UNI's successful reaccreditation. Please make every effort to review the draft report and provide feedback via the online form or paper form. Feedback will be taken until Friday, March 12.
Donate items such as gallon-size Ziploc bags, insect repellant, wet wipes, large duffle bags, powdered milk and protein bars to Help Haiti at the WRC and RRTTC. For more information, visit http://www.rrttc.com/images/haiti%20flyer%201updated.pdf.
Are you a first-year or senior student who was invited to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement? If so, check your UNI e-mail and respond, if you haven't already. Completing the survey lets you share your UNI experiences and enters your name into a drawing for prizes. To view the prizes, visit
Learn about the challenges pre-K through 12 teachers face as they integrate technology and new earth-science, inquiry and/or math-based programs into the classroom while still meeting their school's need to increase student achievement. There will be displays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 26, in the ITTC first-floor student lounge. Spotlight Presentations will be every 30 minutes from 1 to 3 p.m. in the ITTC labs. Register in ITTC 120. Sponsored by ITS-Educational Technology. Contact Doreen Hayek at email@example.com or call 273-7300 for more information.
Asking what you can do for your country? Peace Corps has an answer. Attend an information session, learn what it's like to be a Peace Corps Volunteer and become inspired by those who have returned from service around the world. Information Session/Video Conference will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 4, in ITTC StudioIT 1 (room 134). Apply at www.peacecorps.gov/application. Allow 12+ months for the entire application and placement process. For assistance, call 800-424-8580 to speak with a returned Peace Corps volunteer regional recruiter.
Take Dynamics of Human Development in Turkey. There is a 3 credit course plus 1 credit of field experience. Informational sessions will be held at 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22, and Wednesday, Feb. 24, in GIL 007. For more information, contact Study Abroad at 273-7078.
Enjoy a free lunch with pizza, pop and professors from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the SEC second-floor lobby. This is an opportunity for students to speak with faculty in special education about classes, minors in special education and advising questions.
The deadline for applications for the 2010-2011 Dr. Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership is 4 p.m., Friday, March 5. This $3,500 scholarship is available to full-time, undergraduate students who have completed at least 30 credit hours at UNI, have a minimum GPA of 3.25 and will be returning for both fall and spring semesters next year. Applicants are encouraged to apply using the Common Scholarship Application found at www.uni.edu/finaid/.
The UNI Academic Learning Center has posted "UNI Tutoring Services & Resources" at www.uni.edu/unialc. This resource will provide UNI students, faculty and staff with a comprehensive listing of free academic support available at UNI. For more information, call 273-2361.
The 17th-annual College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Student Research Conference will be held Saturday, April 17. The keynote address, "Revisiting human estrus: How women's sexual interests change across the ovulatory cycle," is by Steve Gangestad, distinguished professor at the University of New Mexico. Students' research abstracts will be accepted until Wednesday, March 10. Early registration, which includes lunch, is now through Friday, March 26. The cost is $10. Registration cost after Friday, March 26, is $15. All students are welcome. For more information, and to register and submit abstracts, visit www.psych.uni.edu/conference
Don't forget to turn in your PAIR Application. Peer Academic Advisor in Residence (PAIRs) work in both the residence halls and the Academic Advising Office assisting with orientations, working in the office, programming in the residence halls and answering questions in areas related to academics, major exploration resources and course registration. A 3.0 GPA is required. To learn more, or get an application, visit www.uni.edu/advising or visit the Online Job Board. Applications and references are due at noon, Fiday, Feb. 26.
Internships are available to work with U.S. Military Child Development Centers in Germany, Italy, England, Belgium, Hawaii and Florida for fall semester 2010. Travel, housing and a living stipend are paid. The internship includes 12 UNI credit hours (undergraduate or graduate). Prior experience working with children is required. To apply, e-mail Susan Edginton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Briefly describe your experience working with children as well as your educational background. The subject line should say: UNI/OL.
Students with questions about the UNI Carver Scholarship can stop by from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, or from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, in GIL 113. Recipients of the 2010-2011 Carver Scholarship have had to work hard to overcome difficult circumstances to pursue their education. Twenty new UNI recipients will be selected to receive a $5,200 award. Selection is based on: junior standing by fall 2010; minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA; currently enrolled as a sophomore at a participating four-year institution or one of Iowa's community colleges; U.S. citizen; graduated from an accredited Iowa high school or have been a resident of Iowa for the past five years; and demonstrate financial need by filing a 2010-2011 FAFSA by mid-March. Apply online through the Carver Trust at https://www.carvertrust.org/ and click on the Scholarship tab. Application deadline is April 1.
KULT Radio 94.5 has openings for the following positions for 2010-2011: Webmaster, general manager, program director, sales/promotions director, music directors, sports director and news director. Applications are available from the KULT Web site, the KULT office in Maucker Union and LNG 326. For more information contact Francesca Soans, email@example.com. Application deadline is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23.
Learn practical tips, techniques and methods at a time management workshop, from 3 to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, at the UNI Counseling Center, SHC 103. Call 273-2676 to preregister; space is limited.
Stressed out? Learn techniques to decrease your stress and anxiety and live more fully at the Stress Management Workshop. The workshop will be from 3 to 4 p.m., Friday, March 5, at the UNI Counseling Center, SHC 103. Call 273-2676 to preregister; space is limited.
Are you interested in learning about different cultures around the world? International students are eager to talk about their home countries and practice their English with Americans and other fluent English speakers. If you have at least an hour a week to meet with an international student, then the Conversation Partner Program is for you. For more information, contact Madison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Undergraduate Teacher Education Student Advisory Council (UTESAC) is seeking new members. This group provides student input for both the director of teacher education and the Council on Teacher Education. Interested teacher education students must apply by Friday, March 5. To qualify, students must be fully admitted to the Teacher Education Program at the time the appointment begins, have and maintain a 2.50 minimum GPA, and be able to serve at least two semesters prior to student teaching (preferably more). For more information or an application visit http://sites.google.com/site/utesac. Contact Melissa Heston at email@example.com.
Join the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge, for a new monthly event. This month's topic is "The Power, Purpose, Perversions, and Possible Perils of Prayer." Faith Forum is a small group discussion among believers and non-believers where individuals can disagree strongly and openly on matters of faith, but still retain a personal respect for each other.
The UNI American Sign Language Club's postponed Bingo night will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Maucker Union State College Room. Practice ASL numbers and fingerspelling while winning great prizes. Open to all students regardless of hearing status or signing ability. Check us out on Facebook
Like games? Gamer Brigade prides itself on tailoring to everyone. Like Halo? Magic the Gathering? Dungeons and Dragons? Monopoly? All are welcome to play 6 to 10 p.m., Fridays, SRL 115.
Attend an informational meeting and find out why the UNI-Young Americans for Liberty are pro-peace, pro-market and pro-liberty at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, in the Maucker Union Oak Room.
UNI's Up 'til Dawn will host a letter-writing event from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge. If you were unable to make it to the event last fall, stop by with a list of addresses and mail your letters. To date $20,000 has been raised for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. If you have any questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization/Students In Free Enterprise (CEO/SIFE) meeting will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, in BCS 33. The meeting is open to all CEO and SIFE members and students interested in becoming members. Call 273-JPEC(5732) or e-mail www.jpec.org for details.
Interested in a job or internship? Attend the Spring Career Fair from 1 to 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22, in the McLeod Center. More than 80 employers will talk with UNI students and alumni about internships and full-time jobs. Some will schedule for the interview day on Tuesday, Feb. 23. For a list of participating employers and the majors they're seeking, visit http://www.uni.edu/careerservices. Sponsored by UNI Career Services.
Gather friends or student organizations to compete in African-American Jeopardy. Students will be quizzed over African-American culture and history in celebration of Black History Month at 8 p.m., Feb. 22 and 23. Study guides will be available at the CME a week before competition; start preparing now.
This event takes groups on a tour through a series of rooms where injustice and other scenarios are acted out or depicted. This event is to promote cultural awareness and give people first-hand knowledge of discrimination that occurs today. The rationale is that individuals are unable to understand oppression until they have experienced it themselves. The first tour will begin at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Maucker Union Ballroom.
Presbyterian Campus Connections presents a new faith-discussion series "Living the Questions" held at 7 p.m., every Wednesday, in the main area of Maucker Union. Look for the purple tablecloth. Living the Questions is a provocative DVD series meant to help students wrestle with basic questions often avoided by the Christianity with which they grew up. Come discuss what Christianity is all about for this generation. For more information, see our Facebook event page or visit www.livingthequestions.com.
UNI Habitat for Humanity presents the Panther Chili Feed from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, at St. Stephen's on West 23rd Street. The cost is $5 for dinner (chili, cinnamon roll, drink and bake sale) and $5 raffle tickets (basketball autographed by the UNI men's basketball team, UNI apparel and four tickets to the last home game). Tickets will be sold at the door. E-mail email@example.com for more information.
The UNI Diversity Coalition meets every Thursday at 7 p.m., in Maucker Union Oak Room (lower level). Participate in icebreakers, discussion and action to move the university towards a more harmonious and inclusive community.
Do you feel lucky? Come to Casino Night from 7 to 11 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Free to all UNI students. Play black jack, roulette, craps, poker and bingo. Free food and refreshments will be provided. Prizes will be drawn at the end of the event. Join our group on Facebook, "UNI CAB".
Come check out the latest crop of books at the library book sale in the Rod Library lobby. Duplicate copies of best sellers (fiction and non-fiction) are available as well as children's books. Hardcover books are $2 and paperbacks are $1. Pay at the Circulation Desk. Books are for sale year-round.
Cedar Falls Human Rights Commissioner Jim Day, along with UNI students, will conduct study circles on social justice which are open discussions on topics such as bias towards religion, ethnicity, social status, gender, sexuality, race, etc. Study circles are open to everyone and will be held from noon to 2 p.m., every Saturday in February, in the CME. Refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ramon at email@example.com.
QUASH is the Quest to Unravel Alzheimer's Scavenger Hunt, and it's coming to UNI on Saturday, April 24. This fundraising and awareness event is part physical, part mental and all for a good cause. Proceeds benefit Alzheimer's care, support and research. Register a team now and receive a $5 discount by using the Early Bird Discount code "WORM5." For more information, or to register, visit www.QUASHnow.org.
Graduate students and their families are invited to a University Museum afternoon tour of the exhibit, "Coffee: The World in Your Cup" from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27. No RSVP is needed; drop in anytime. Free refreshments and scavenger hunts for students and children are available. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society will sell T-shirts and related items from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, in the SEC second-floor lobby. Proceeds will benefit KDP educational and service projects.
Mark your calendars for the UNI Greenhouse's Annual Plant Sale. Doors will open at 7 a.m, Tusday, April 27, with plants for sale that were grown from the Greenhouse's own collection. For more information, contact Billie Hemmer at email@example.com.
UNI Wellness/Recreation Services will host the 2010 All-Sports Camp from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., during spring break (March 15-19). Students ages 6-12 will participate in flag football, table-tennis, volleyball, rock climbing, basketball, swimming, kickball, baseball/softball, dodge ball, soccer and nutritional and environmental education presentations.
Men's basketball hosts Illinois State at 7:05 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, in the McLeod Center.
Tennis hosts Northern Illinois at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26; South Dakota at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27; and UMKC at 11 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 28. All meets will be held at the Black Hawk Tennis Club in Waterloo.
Track and Field hosts the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships Saturday, Feb. 27, and Sunday, Feb. 28, in the UNI-Dome.
"Tell Me a Story: Contemporary Narrative Ceramics" is an invitational exhibition curated by UNI professor of art JoAnn Schnabel. Participants include Cynthia Consentino, Michael Corney, Holly Hanessian, Kathy King, Max Lehman, Beth Lo, Kevin Snipes, James Tisdale, Michaelene Walsh, Patti Warashina and Janis Mars Wunderlich.
At 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the University Museum, join Carol Colburn, UNI professor of theatre and the first Starbucks' employee, for a presentation about her experience working at the first Starbucks location at Pike Place Market in Seattle. Following the presentation enjoy a screening of "Howard Schultz and Starbucks" from the Biography Channel. The documentary chronicles Starbucks and its global spread credited to entrepreneur Howard Schultz. This event is free and open to the public.
Professor Laura Jackson, biology, will present "Building Ecological Resilience for a Changing Climate: The Role of Agriculture in the Upper Midwest" as part of the Sigma XI Lecture Series. The presentation will begin at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, in MSH 103.
A debate on whether lesbians and gays should be denied the right to marry will take place from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, in SEC 246. Panelists are Matt Reisetter, director of development for the Iowa Family Policy Center, and Brad Clark, campaign director for One Iowa. This event is free and open to the public. For questions, contact Gerri Perreault, at 273-6898 or e-mail YLA@uni.edu.
So you have a Web site, but is anyone using it? Can anyone find it? Doug Mitchell of CreateWowMedia will share his thoughts and experiences on enhancing Web sites so that people will actually use them. Attend this webinar at noon, Thursday, Feb. 25, at www.myentre.net.
In conjunction with the visit to UNI by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, University Book and Supply is hosting a series of Community Conversations based on several books he has authored. The second one focuses on "The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World" and will be held from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, at UBS. Preregistration is required. There is a limit of 30 per session. Bring your lunch. Call 266-7581 for more information.
A workshop on mediation and arbitration will be held from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, in SEC 252. The workshop will be presented by Ryan Melloy, manager of industrial relations, John Deere Waterloo Works, and Gerri Perreault, director, UNI Leadership Studies. For more information, call Perreault at 273-6898.
A CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, March 1, in the CME 109A. Tara Opsal, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, will present "Who Am I Accountable to?: Role Conflict Among Women on Parole." The Women's and 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.
Learn about debt and equity options for financing a small business as well as basic information on finance from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, March 1, in BCS 33, or 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, in BCS 128. Advanced registration is required. To register, call the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at 273-5732 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To kick off Women's History Month, the Women's and Gender Studies Program will sponsor a diverse panel of women to discuss gender roles around the world, how they are portrayed and how women's roles in the global community are formed, supported and changed. The panel will take place from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, in the CME.
Peter Hart from Fairness and Accuracy in Media (FAIR), will speak at UNI at 7 p.m., Monday, March 29, in Lang Auditorium. Hart will discuss media bias and censorship and the various forces that influence and shape the news media. Hart also is available to speak to classes. This event is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Al Hays at 273-2910 or e-mail email@example.com.
School of Music professor and conductor Rebecca Burkhardt will coordinate a concert of French chamber music featuring guest pianist Julien Guenebaut, at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
The Northern Iowa Flute Choir and Flute Studio will present its annual concert at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
In "Love, Life & Redemption" poetry comes to life in vignettes that embody the many colors of the human experience. The cast of eight professional actors represent four different ethnic groups and five countries. This play is to promote diversity on campus. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, in Lang Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. Live performance by JasCat Jazz Band and UNI-DE Dance Team. Visit
The Strayer-Wood Theatre presents its first senior showcase production, Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women," Feb. 25-28 and March 4-7. Winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize, "Three Tall Women" is a compelling yet witty story of an elderly woman taking stock of her past while facing her inevitable passing. Looking back, the woman, with the aid of her caregiver and young attorney, must find a way to come to terms with the decisions, accomplishments and failures of her life. Tickets are $14 for general public and free for UNI students. Call 273-6381 for more information.
The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer a Spotlight Series concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, in the GBPAC Great Hall. For tickets, call 273-4TIX (4849).
Under the direction of faculty artist Chris Merz and graduate student conductors, the School of Music will present a jazz combos concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 1, in RSL Hall, Bengtson Auditoriul. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI Interpreters Theatre presents "Reefer Madness" written by Joe Landry and directed by graduate student Rachelle Saunders. Located in LNG 040 the performances are at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, through Saturday, March 6. For more information visit the UNI Interpreters Theatre online at www.uni.edu/interptheatre or call 273-2640.
The Soweto Gospel Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 5, at the GBPAC. Winner of two Grammy Awards, the Soweto Gospel Choir was formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount on their ticket, call 273-4TIX (4849).
The Acting Company will perform "Romeo and Juliet" at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 7, at the GBPAC. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount on their ticket, call 273-4TIX (4849) or visit www.gbpac.org for more information.
This event for men, women, singles, doubles and co-rec will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 24 and 25, in the WRC south courts. Registration is from 7 to 9:30 p.m. each night. Four baskets are used. Contestants may shoot after registered when a court is available. All participants must register with a partner. For more information, call 273-7262.
This event is for both men and women. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Wednesday, March 1-3, in the IM Office, WRC 161. Play begins Monday, March 8. Pool play with single elimination championship. For more information, call 273-7262
Find out if you need an eating attitude adjustment from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, in WRC 104. The process takes approximately 20-30 minutes. No sign-up necessary. Screening available online also at www.uni.edu/counseling. For more information contact Joan Thompson at 273-2137 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is Feb. 22-26. A display promoting a healthy body image will make stops at Maucker Union, Rialto, Piazza and WRC. Step on a scale to view a positive affirmation instead of a number. For more information contact Joan Thompson at 273-2137 or email@example.com.
B.A.C.ZONE cards are credit-card sized, laminated cards that help you plan ahead for drinking occasions. If you want to drink, but stay safe at the same time, the cards can be used to help you stay below a certain blood alcohol concentration (BAC)--WRS recommends staying below .05. Request a free card at www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/subabuse/bac/.
Celebrate potato lover's month with a potato bar at Wasabi from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23. Choose from two varieties of potatoes, then add your favorite toppings.
Start your day right at Prexy's with these hot items for breakfast: breakfast pizza, panini sandwich, French toast sticks, warm cinnamon roll bites or an egg breakfast bowl. Five flavors of instant oatmeal are 50 cents each.
Customer Appreciation Week is being celebrated March 1-5 at Prexy's, Chats and Essentials in Maucker Union; Biscotti's in Redeker Center; and 23rd Street Market in Commons. There will be carnival games, prizes and food specials each day. Monday, bring a refillable mug for a free coffee refill, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., at Prexy's, Chats, Biscotti's and 23rd Street Market. Bring a refillable beverage bottle for a free fountain drink refill, from 2 to 4 p.m. See promotions in each venue at www.uni.edu/dor and link to Retail Promotions.
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