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Monday, March 29, 2010
The fall 2010 Schedule of Classes is now available online. Registration for classes will begin Tuesday, April 6. To view the Schedule of Classes visit http://www.uni.edu/registrar/index.shtml. Questions related to registration can be directed to the Office of the Registrar (Registrar@uni.edu or 273-2241).
UNI accounting students are providing free income tax assistance on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. through April 14, in CBB 223. No appointment is necessary. Arrive by 5:30 p.m. to allow volunteers sufficient time to complete returns. For more information, call the UNI Department of Accounting at 273-2394.
The application deadline for the 2010-11 NISG executive cabinet has been extended to 5 p.m., Friday, April 2. See http://www.uni.edu/nisg/ for more information and to apply.
University Health and Safety Committee information and a member list can be found at
Students are encouraged to participate in the 2010 U.S. Census. Your participation is important to the university to ensure appropriate allocation of federal funding, college tuition grant and loan programs and other important resources. Students shouldn't be counted on their parents' censuses. Forms will be distributed to on-campus students in residence halls. Off-campus students, including those living in University Apartments, will have the form mailed directly to them. For more information, please contact Jean Wiesley, residence, at 273-2333.
The UNI c.a.r.e. (creating a responsible environment) Web site has a new look and more sustainability-related resources, including maps with campus recycling locations, tips and ways to get involved. Check it out at www.uni.edu/energy.
Proud's Pride week, EduGAYtion is all about educating students about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals. There will be a panel with a chance to ask questions, Nick Pace will discuss his experiences as a high school educator of GLBT students, a bake sale, a drag carnival and the week will end with a rally to celebrate one year of marriage equality in Iowa. Check out the events on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=32803057345&ref=ts.
Join the Deaf Coffee Chat from 12:30 to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 1, at the Village Inn, 6301 University Ave., Cedar Falls. Open to all deaf, hard-of-hearing, hearing and American Sign Language students. Come chat with old friends and meet new ones while sharpening your ASL skills.
Campus Activities Board is hosting a new carnival night in celebration of April Fool's from 8 to 11 p.m., Thursday, April 1, in the Maucker Union. Activities include a balloon artist, caricature artist, airbrush tattoos, wax hands, dance heads, green screen photos and T-shirt tie-dying. Free food and refreshments will be provided. Join the Facebook group "UNI CAB" for more information. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=103144659723504.
Join baristas from Starbucks from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., April 3 and 10, at the University Museum, to discuss coffee growing, harvesting and brewing methods at these Saturday coffee tastings. Learn about cultural rituals and traditions and try out food pairings. Sample coffee from Latin America on April 3 and the Asia/Pacific region on April 10. Cost is $10. Call 273-2188 to register.
The Strayer-Wood Theatre, in recognition of the upcoming production of "Count Dracula," is hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross from 2 to 6 p.m., Friday, April 9. Donors receive a free T-shirt and $2 off admission to a performance of "Count Dracula," April 16-25. To make an appointment, call 273-6381 or contact email@example.com.
Want to attend a fun, free night of bands, blow-up jousting, improv, food and more? Help UNI "Make Cancer Walk the Plank" on April 9-10 in the McLeod Center. Sign up your team at www.relayforlife.org/uni. For more information, e-mail Sarah McCarty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNI TAPP (Textiles and Apparel Program) presents its 18th annual student design show, UNI Catwalk. The show is at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), Saturday, April 10, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Admission is free. A reception will follow in the CME located on the second floor of Maucker Union.
Eighty graduate students are participating in the third-annual Graduate Student Research Symposium Monday, April 12.. The schedule is as follows: oral presentations, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; poster presentations, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; and creative performances, 6 to 9 p.m. in Davis Hall in the GBPAC. First-, second- and third-place awards for each category will be announced at the Graduate College's 40th Anniversary Celebration from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, in the Georgian Lounge.
The Honors Student Advisory Board (HSAB) will host a fundraiser for the Cedar Bend Humane Society from 6 to 9 p.m., Monday, April 12, at Cold Stone Creamery in Cedar Falls. HSAB Outreach members will work behind the counter to dish up your favorite ice cream. The more ice cream you buy during this time, the more money raised for the Humane Society.
QUASH® is one part scavenger hunt, one part obstacle course and lots of fun. Form teams of two to four with friends, classmates or family to solve clues, answer trivia and complete challenges on the QUASH course. Each QUASH team is asked to raise $100 per participant to benefit the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. Register now for UNI Campus QUASH – the Quest to Unravel Alzheimer's Scavenger Hunt.
The UNI History Club will host a term-paper workshop from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, in SRL 213. The Writing Center will provide information about proper citations and formatting. Everyone is invited to give a short synopsis on progress with their paper or ask questions and get feedback from those present on other areas to pursue. For more information contact Chelsea Miller (email@example.com).
Anxiety Disorder Screening Day will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, at the UNI Counseling Center located at 103 Student Health Center (second floor of the Health Center). The screening will last approximately one hour. The screening is free of charge and is open to UNI faculty, staff and students. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 273-2676.
Are you interested in learning about different cultures? International students from Saudi Arabia, Japan, China, South Korea and many other countries 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 email@example.com.
Academic departments will host pre-registration Major Meetings at 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 31. New freshmen and students interested in changing majors should attend to receive advice on guidelines for majors and procedures to schedule for fall classes. Students may declare a major at the meeting. For meeting locations visit http://www.uni.edu/advising/event/majormtg/majormt_sp.pdf
As of April 1, students, faculty, staff and emeritus will be able to purchase select Microsoft Software for personal use online using a credit card. Purchasers will be able to download the software (with instruction for building your own media) onto their computer or purchase software with media through the online store. The ITS Computer Consulting Center is discontinuing its Microsoft software sales operations and is closing out the remaining inventory. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/buymsoffice.htm
Students, faculty, staff and emeritus who purchase Microsoft Office 2007 ($70) between now and Sept. 30, are eligible for a free upgrade to Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010. Quantities are limited. Stop by the ITS Computer Consulting Center in ITTC 36.
Career Services is accepting applications for Career Peer Advisors. Career Peer Advisors assist students with resumes, cover letters and other job-related materials. No prior experience is necessary; all majors are encouraged to apply. Pay is $9 per hour, 10 hours per week. Application deadline is March 31. The application is available at www.uni.edu/careerservices/peerapplication.pdf
ITS-Educational Technology is seeking part-time student Web developer/graphic designers to work in Digital Design Services. The students will be given freedom to work on a variety of client-based projects, including designing and developing Drupal themes for campus clients, flash-based e-marketing solutions, and graphics for video and digital signage on campus. Previous Web development or graphic design experience preferred. Applicants must be able to work during the summer. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the application process.
Having problems getting your point across? Learn communication techniques for a variety of situations. The Effective Communication Workshop is at 3 p.m., Friday, April 2, at the UNI Counseling Center (103 SHC). Please preregister at 273-2676.
"Saturday Night Laughs," Theta Alpha Phi's comedy benefit performance, will take place at 10 p.m., Saturday, April 10, in the Bertha Martin Theatre. The event will feature original stand-up and sketch comedy in a format similar to that of "Saturday Night Live," and all proceeds will go to charity. Stand-up comedians, sketch performers and sketch writers are needed. If you're interested in writing or performing, e-mail Liz Cook at email@example.com. All material must be submitted by April 1.
English Language & Literature hosts this annual competition, open to all currently enrolled UNI students in the genres of fiction, poetry, drama, screenplays and essay (20 pages max, double-spaced). Prize: $50 (to u-bill) and publication in Inner Weather magazine. Submission deadline is Monday, April 5. Only e-mail submissions allowed. Send your entry to Tamres-SciFi-Award@uni.edu as a Word or RTF attachment; do not type your entry into the body of the e-mail. The first page of your entry should show your name, local address, phone, e-mail and title(s). No name on the rest of the entry. Questions? E-mail them to Tamres-SciFi-Award@uni.edu.
The Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement is accepting applications to support summer 2010 or fall 2010 interns. The Koob Fund provides financial assistance to students interning at non-profit organizations in Iowa and awards up to $2,000 are available for undergraduate students and $3,000 for graduate students. Deadline for applications is Friday, April 16. For more information visit http://www.uni-foundation.org/page.aspx?id=lotw36p88 or contact Julianne Gassman at 273-2264 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undoing Racism is a two-and-one-half-day workshop addressing the history and types of racism and providing ways to deal with and prevent racism in daily life. The UNI session will take place April 7-9; another session at Allen College is May 19-21. To register, contact Michael Blackwell, CME, at 273-2250. Seats are limited.
Stressed out? Overwhelmed? Learn techniques to lessen stress and anxiety at the Stress Management Workshop at 3 p.m., Monday, April 12, at the UNI Counseling Center (103 SHC). Call 273-2676 to preregister.
Join UNI Fellowship of Christian Athletes at 8 p.m., Monday, March 29, in the West Gym. Enjoy a guest speaker and a fun activity, meet new people, relax and grow in your faith. For more information check it out on Facebook at UNIFCA.
UNI American Sign Language Club's next meeting will be 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 6 in the State College Room of Maucker Union. Open to all students regardless of hearing status or signing ability. Check it out on Facebook:
Discover what American Girl Kit Kittredge's world was like in the 1930s from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 3, at Marshall Center School. Bring your doll and come for fun stories, crafts and a screening of "Kitt Kittredge: An American Girl" the movie. Space is limited. Call 273-2188 to register by Wednesday, March 31.
The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 29, at the UNI Museum to discuss "Left to Tell" by Immaculee Illabigiza who survived the Rwandan Holocaust by hiding for 91 days in a tiny bathroom with eight other women. The speaker is Jacqueline Ingibire, a UNI student from Rwanda. All are welcome. (Rescheduled from February due to a snow storm.)
Free workshops for UNI students, staff and faculty are offered twice in March from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, March 29, in BCS 33 (limited to 36 people) and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, in BCS 128 ( limited to six people). Advanced registration is required at email@example.com or 273-JPEC (5732).
Peter Francis Hart, of FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) will discuss, "The Impact of Media on Citizen Engagement--Does TV Discourage Participation?" at 7:15 p.m., Monday, March 29, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Hart is the author of the book, "The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly." FAIR is a non-profit watchdog group that has been challending media bias and censorship since 1986. Sponsored by the Graduate Program in Public Policy and the American Democracy Project. For more information, call 273-2910.
Sigma Xi Lecture Series presents Jerry Sellers, author, consultant and former navigation officer for NASA, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, in Lantz Auditorium, MSH 137. "From Beer to Beanstalks-It's All Rocket Science: A Brief History and Future History of the Space Program," is an informative, light-hearted and non-technical presentation. Sellers will examine the state of space at the dawn of the 21st century and speculate on what the future holds.
An audience debate on No Child Left Behind will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, in LNG 040. This debate will features constructive speeches and rebuttals from members of the debate team, as well as time for students to share their opinions on whether or not NCLB should be repealed or reformed. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m., seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information contact Kate Lavelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attend the Domestic Violence Forum at 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, in Maucker Union Ballroom B. Presenting Jesse James, whose daughter Holley James was lost to domestic violence. Followed by a panel discussion with Jamie Bachman, Seeds of Hope; Bob Greenlee, Waterloo Police Department; Kari Rae, Cedar Falls Police Department; Joan Thompson, UNI Student Health Center; and Dee Hudson, domestic violence survivor. Sponsored by the MSW Student Association, social work department and Seeds of Hope.
Michael Blackwell, CME, will discuss the leadership of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Barack Obama from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 1, in SEC 252. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault, Leadership Studies, at 273-6898.
The last presentation of the three-part series featuring business owner perspectives on how they are navigating their business through the current economic times will be at 8 a.m., Thursday, April 1, in BCS 33. Zach Hedrington, CEO of 3-Fueled, LLC will present from the start-up company perspective. Refreshments will be served. Please register at 273-JPEC or email@example.com.
Free workshop for UNI students, staff and faculty. The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 3, in BCS 33 (limited to 36 people). Advanced registration is required at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-JPEC (5732).
CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, April 5, in CME 109A, in Maucker Union. The Outstanding Graduate Research Paper on gender will be presented by Loren Wilburs. Wilburs, a UNI sociology graduate student, will present "Emergency Cesarean Section: Analyzing a Modern Mother's Experience." 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.
Free workshops for UNI students, staff and faculty are offered twice in April. Learn about patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. The workshops will take place form 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, April 5, in BCS 33 ( limited to 36 people) and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 8, in BCS 128 (space is limited to six people). Advanced registration is required at email@example.com or 273-JPEC (5732).
Digital editor Josh Bodnar has developed a signature editorial style that blends the disciplines of design, animation, visual effects and live action. Specializing in title sequences and high-end commercials, Bodnar is currently based in Chicago as a staff editor for the editorial boutique Whitehouse. Bodnar will detail his artistic process in editing with motion graphics, one shot at a time in "Motion Graphics: the Collaborative Medium and the Future of Digital Editing," at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 5, LNG Hall. To see his work, visit www.joshbodnar.com/. Sponsored by the Communication Studies Department. Contact Bettina Fabos, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Tony W. Norton and Jann E. Williams, University of Tasmania, Australia, will speak at 4 p.m., Monday, April 5, in MSH 001. Their presentation will examine the biodiversity, ecosystem services and land use of Tasmania's agricultural landscapes using a combination of spatial science and ecological techniques including GIS mapping, satellite image analysis, vegetation monitoring and threatened-species habitat modelling. They will outline trends in the status of biodiversity and natural resources, discuss management issues in the context of industry expansion and climate change and compare approaches to sustainable land management with those promoted internationally. For more information contact Laura Jackson, biology, at 273-2705 or Laura.L.Jackson@uni.edu.
The Iowa Alliance for Wind Innovation and Novel Development (IAWIND) Conference will be held Tuesday, April 6, focusing on technical, research and development issues including new design trends, forecasting and grid operations, improved materials and manufacturing methods and turbine health monitoring/reliability. Contact http://www.iawind.org/ for more information. The third-annual Iowa Wind Energy Association Conference will be held Wednesday, April 7, immediately following the one-day IAWIND Conference. For more information contact Reg Pecen, IAWIND board member, at email@example.com or 273-2598. Pecen will take students and faculty/staff to the conference on Tuesday, April 6. Student registrations is discounted at $15 for whole day program. Register at https://www.ucs.iastate.edu/mnet/iawind/quickregister.html.
The National Alliance for Mental Illness, UNI and co-sponsors will host a mental health panel from 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 7, in SEC 247. Learn through students' stories and psychologists' expertise about mental illness and how it's stigmatized in our society. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renee Christoffer, vice president at Veridian Credit Union; Ritchie Kurtenbach, assistant business manager at International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; and Ellen Miller, board member, World's Window, will take part in a business leadership panel from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 8, in SEC 252.. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Leadership Studies, 273-6898.
The show starts at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, at the GBPAC. CATS will be there taking pictures for Traditions books so students can begin filling in traditions, starting with this performance. Pictures will be taken from one hour before, up until showtime. Visit www.unitix.uni.edu for more information.
The Northwind Quintet will offer a spring recital at 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, featuring UNI School of Music faculty artists Tom Barry, oboe; Amanda McCandless, clarinet; David Rachor, bassoon; and Yu-Ting Su, horn; with guest artist Dominique Cawley, flute. This event is free and open to the public.
Enjoy a mixture of dance when UNI's Orchesis dance company performs "The Dancers we've Become" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 2, and 2 p.m., Saturday, April 3, at the Oster Regent Theatre in Cedar Falls. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door.
Visiting percussion instructor and artist Joshua Armstrong, will offer a spring recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Jay Sean will perform Friday, April 23, in the West Gym. Opening act is Down With Webster. Student tickets are $20 and $30 for the public. Tickets are available at the UNITix box office. For more information visit the UNI Panther Productions Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?v=info&ref=ts&gid=139352342379
Walk the labyrinth from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 1, in the Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom. At first glance the labyrinth may look like a maze, but it's more than that. Walking the labyrinth can be a form of centering, slowing down and/or meditating, bringing gifts of insight, wisdom and peace. For more information, contact Joan Thompson at email@example.com or 273-2137.
For students, faculty and staff. Games will begin at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 18, at the WRC sand volleyball court. Entry forms will be available beginning Monday, April 6. Registration is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, April 12-14, in WRC 161. The entry fee is $20 per team with a two-game guarantee. Call 273-7262 for more information.
Pop-A-Shot, a basketball shooting contest, returns to the 23rd Street Market through April 3. Customers can practice anytime; high scorers will be invited to a shoot out at the 23rd Street Market on Monday, April 5, to complete for a Rock Band 2 game set.
NISG is giving away root beer floats and souvenir cups from noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, in the Maucker Union Ballroom Lobby, while supplies last.
Stop by Prexy's and enjoy free samples of a variety of healthy food choices from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 30 through Friday, April 2. Give your feedback on the items and help determine future menu options at Prexy's.
Sample Piccadilly sandwiches, pizza and bread sticks from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, at 23rd Street Market. These products are best-sellers at the 23rd Street Market; let us know what you think after trying a free sample.
Visit Wasabi from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, to enjoy three varieties of sushi: California, veggie cream cheese or tuna salad roll. All sushi is prepared in Prexy's kitchen.
The current Doritos brand special at 23rd Street Market in Commons and Biscotti's in Redeker Center is two for $6 from March 29 through April 3.
For more information on retail promotions, visit www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening or check us out on Facebook.
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