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Monday, Apr 2, 2012

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NEWS

UNIVERSITY PRINT SERVICES VENDOR CHOSENNEW

UNI Print Services has closed. The university has chosen a preferred vendor (Copy Works) to handle the university copying needs. Beginning Monday, April 2, all UNI student organizations are strongly encouraged to funnel their print orders and copying jobs through the Office of University Relations. The vendor is offering significant discounted pricing for jobs that UR forwards on to the vendor. But the discount is only for jobs that are processed through the UR office. During these challenging budget times, it's to your organization's benefit to work through UR for print and copy needs. Please submit jobs via email or call UR at 273-2761 with any questions.

UNI RESPONSE TO AAUPNEW

UNI sent a formal response to the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), following their inquiry into UNI's procedures regarding recent academic program changes. View the response online.

UNI SUSTAINABILITY AWARD NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTEDNEW

UNI is committed to responsible stewardship of our natural resources and sound leadership in developing education, programs and services that promote a sustainable future. Recognizing that there are university individuals, departments, student organizations and programs actively working to encourage responsible environmental stewardship, the UNI Sustainability Council is seeking nominations for the third annual UNI C.A.R.E. Award. Nominate individuals, programs, organizations or departments that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to sustainability. Nominations can be made online and are due by April 11. For more information, email Eric O'Brien.

GRADUATE STUDENTS LOSE DIRECT SUBSIDIZED LOAN ELIGIBILITY IN 2012-13NEW

Based on recently passed federal legislation, graduate students will no longer be eligible for Direct Subsidized Loans beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year. While the total annual loan limit that students can borrow will remain unchanged at $20,500, the full amount will be unsubsidized, accruing a 6.8 percent interest rate while in school. Current graduate students believing they may need to borrow in the future may want to consider borrowing any remaining Direct Subsidized Loan eligibility that has not been accepted during the 2011-2012 academic year. To learn more, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 273-2700.

UPDATE ON SOCIAL MEDIA AT UNINEW

UNI has a Google+ page now - add UNI to your circles. As part of UNI's Facebook campaign to reach 45,000 fans, University Relations is sharing some historic photos on Mondays and posting trivia on Tuesdays. Become a fan and help UNI reach the goal by Commencement.

FALL 2012 ADVANCE REGISTRATION DATES

Advance registration dates for fall 2012: April 3 - grads; April 4-5 - seniors; April 6-10 - juniors; April 11-15 - sophomores; April 16-19 - freshmen; and April 19 - unclassified. Appointments are assigned based on the number of credits completed at the end of fall 2011 term. Enrollment appointment dates and times will be available through the Student Center approximately one week prior to advance registration. Holds must be resolved before registration can take place.

CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD FEEDBACK SURVEY

Help make UNI's Campus Activities Board (CAB) better by completing this short, anonymous survey, if you have or have not attended any CAB events. Help CAB meet the needs and desires of the student body. Take the survey online

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

THE COLLEGE HILL PARTNERSHIP TO HOST ITS 3RD ANNUAL HILL YES! AUCTIONNEW

The College Hill Partnership will host a public auction starting at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 5, at Fire and ICE Ultra Lounge on College Hill. A $12 admission can be paid at the door or $10 tickets can be reserved by email before April 2. The night will include hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Auction items include area business gift certificates, autographed UNI memorabilia, hotel stays, performing arts tickets, pool party passes and more.

FINANCIAL LITERACY QUIZ BOWLNEW

The Office of Student Financial Aid and the Campus Activities Board are sponsoring the first annual UNI Financial Literacy Quiz Bowl. The quiz bowl will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, MAU. Quiz bowl questions will focus on topics such as budgeting, credit, credit cards, saving, financial aid, identity theft, insurance and taxes. Teams of two to five can register for a chance to win a $400 scholarship. The first 32 teams to email a team name, team members and contact information to Liz Hoium will be eligible to compete. Students not competing can cheer on your favorite team and learn about financial literacy. All team members must be UNI students and not currently employed by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

'GO TEAL' DAYNEW

Wear teal ribbons to show support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month on Friday, April 13.  Encourage friends, family, coworkers, professors and others to participate. For information on how to get ribbons, email Mark Rowe, violence intervention services, or call 273-3423.

UNI'S SAVE FORUM ACTORS PERFORMANCENEW

Explore the complexities of relationships and the power of bystander intervention with the Students Against a Violent Environment (SAVE) Forum Actors. This performance allows for your own thoughts about gender stereotypes, consent and the roles of violence in our community, to be highlighted through audience participation. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, April 11 and 12, in 040 LNG. For more information, email Amandajean Nolte.

MOVIE NIGHT: 'THE ACCUSED' NEW

The kickoff event to raise awareness about sexual assault is the showing of "The Accused" from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, April 9, in 252 SEC. The movie features Jodi Foster and tells the true story of a woman who was raped and her experiences with the criminal justice system.

MARKETING, POLITICS AND PROPAGANDA (MKTG 3159): NEW FOR FALL 2012 SEMESTERNEW

This fall, with the 2012 presidential race in full swing, take a close look at how voters are influenced by politicians, the media and marketing. Marketing, Politics and Propaganda (MKTG 3159) will explore the nature of modern communications systems, the influence of advertising and public relations, propaganda, how people are persuaded and where personal attitudes and beliefs come from.

BUILD YOUR RESUME WITH FALL 2012 COURSES IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATIONNEW

The fall 2012 course in Applied Writing (English 4775/5775) builds professional skills in workplace communication and involves non-hypothetical projects. The fall course in Professional Editing (English 4780/5780) offers practice in editing academic, creative and workplace texts. Prerequisites can be waived. For more information, send an email.

PANTHER SPORTS MARKETING INTERNSHIP 2012-2013NEW

The UNI Athletic Marketing Department is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Panther Sports Marketing Internship. Fill out an application online. All materials must be turned in by 5 p.m., Monday, April 16.

CONFUSED ABOUT UNI FINANCES?NEW

Howard Bunsis, nationally recognized expert on how public universities are funded, will be on campus for a community-wide discussion of UNI's budget and budget priorities. All faculty, staff, students and friends of the university are invited to attend. Bunsis will present "The Real Crisis at UNI: Misplaced Priorities" at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 5, in 109 CBB. This event is sponsored by United Faculty.

UNI TO LAUNCH 'PALS' STUDENT ORGANIZATIONNEW

A new student organization, Panthers Allied with Local Schools, will begin in the fall 2012 semester. Participants will mentor middle school students for one hour per week. Training sessions will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 31 and from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, April 16, in 014 SRL. Attendance at one of these is required to be a mentor. For more information, email Taylor Johnson.

UNIQUE SUMMER STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLENEW

UNI students are eligible to travel to China and teach English to university students. The trip is heavily subsidized and is a great opportunity to learn about a new culture, hone or build your teaching skills, make new friends and explore the world. For more information, visit the Study Abroad Center website or send an email

STUDENT EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR AWARD RECEPTIONNEW

The 2011-12 UNI Student Employee of the Year will be announced at the award reception from 3:30 to 4:40 p.m., Monday, April 9, in the Georgian Lounge, COM.

UNI PROUD'S ANNUAL DRAG BALLNEW

Attend UNI Proud's Annual Drag Ball at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, at the coffeehouse, MAU. See the drag kings and queens ready to rock your socks off. 

USA TODAY COLLEGIATE READERSHIP TRIALNEW

The Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) is sponsoring a collegiate readership pilot program April 2 through 20. Free copies of USA Today, Des Moines Register and Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier will be provided to students. Copies will be available next to each of the two round bulletin boards in Maucker Union. USA Today representatives will be on campus twice during the three-week trial to gather feedback from students with a quick and easy multiple choice survey. For more information, email NISG.

SENIORS: LAST WEEK TO HELP UNI AND WIN PRIZESNEW

Seniors completing the Proficiency Profile can win cap and gown rental and gift cards for gas. This test is similar to the ACT, takes about 40 minutes and can be completed online. Test data helps UNI continually work to provide quality education. Testing ends Sunday, April 8.

RELAY FOR LIFE BANK NIGHTNEW

Have you collected cash or check donations for your Relay For Life team? Bring them to Bank Night from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, in the ballroom, MAU. Team captains should also come to Bank Night so that they can pick up participant T-shirts for their team members. For more information, email Emily Droessler.

MANNERS MATTER EVENTNEW

Getting a job soon? This event is for you. Get the edge on other applicants and become familiar with the rules of etiquette in professional settings. Rules on dining, conversation, email, dress and more will be discussed. The event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, in the Slife Ballroom, Commons. Space is limited to the first 100 students. Email Latricia Hylton to RSVP by Monday, April 2. Sponsored by the College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences Multicultural Initiative.

CME TO HOST JOURNALIST TOURé ON APRIL 11NEW

The CME will host iconic commentator and journalist Touré at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, in the CME. He will discuss his provocative new book, "Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness: What It Means to Be Black Now." For more information, visit the CME website or call 273-2250.

UNI PROUD HOSTS PRESENTATIONS BY LOREN CAMERONNEW

Join UNI Proud Wednesday, April 4 for two presentations by Loren Cameron, a photographer known for his photos of transsexual people during their gender transition. His presentation is a relaxed and informative way to introduce the topic of transgender. There will be a mini-lecture from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Ballroom, MAU that will focus on gay/bisexual transmen and Cameron's own experiences. His main presentation, focusing on his journey and his models, will be from 7 to 9 p.m., in Lang Hall Auditorium.

UNI EARTH WEEK BIKE RIDENEW

Help celebrate Earth Week  with a bike ride at 6 p.m., April 11. Meet at Mulligan's on 18th Street for a 10-mile ride and enjoy exploring area trails. Helmets are required for all riders. Pre-register until April 9 for a free T-shirt. Registration is not required to participate.

ENVIRONMENTAL & SUSTAINABILITY EXHIBITORS NEEDEDNEW

The Cedar Valley Sustainability & Environmental Educators are hosting the “Green: What does it Mean? Exploring our Sustainable Community” event on May 10, on the UNI campus. The group is seeking organizations to participate and host a booth for the exhibit hall. The day is centered around sustainability theory, where some 800 ninth grade students from the Cedar Valley will learn about sustainability in their community. Find more information and register online.

UNI EARTH HOURNEW

Participate in UNI's Earth Hour, from 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 5, by conserving energy. Make the choice to turn off lights in your dorm, apartment or at work for one hour and make a difference. For more information, check out Earth Hour’s official website. Sponsored by: Northern Iowa Student Government, GreenLife, Center for Energy and Environmental Education, Green Project UNI, Northern Iowa Energy Corps, UNI Cycling Club and Student Nature Society.

REGISTER FOR THE UNI EARTH DAY SERVICE PROJECTNEW

On April 22, more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day 2012. Become part of the movement here at UNI by participating in Earth Day activities, which include campus clean up, planting flowers, projects at Hartman Reserve, Center for Energy and Environmental Education and Cedar Falls community garden clean up. Participants will receive a T-shirt, transportation to sites and a healthy snack. Sign up online. For more information, call the Student Involvement & Activities Center at 273-2683.

DO RUN RUN 5K RUN/WALK - 'STRIP & GO RUN'

UNI Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will host the annual Do Run Run 5K Run/Walk for the St. Vincent De Paul Society, whose mission is to help the less fortunate on a person-to-person basis. For this reason, UNI PRSSA is asking the public to get active and donate clothing throughout the race at five different checkpoints. Registration information can be found online

FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH

Throughout the month of April, the Office of Student Financial Aid will sponsor four “Food and Finances” workshops covering a variety of topics including: "Budgeting for On-and Off-Campus Living," "Choosing Benefits at Work" and the "Psychology of Money." These events are open to faculty, staff and students. If faculty plan on having a large number of students attend, please call Liz Hoium, at the Office of Student Financial Aid, at 273-6395. View a list of speakers and times online. Drawings will take place at the end of every workshop for free food and Live Like a Student T-shirts.

UNI 'QUEER MONOLOGUES'

The "Queer Monologues," inspired by the "Vagina Monologues," is a production aimed at inspiring collaboration, conspiring for equal rights and sending the message that it’s okay to be who you are. Sponsored by UNI Proud, the "Queer Monologues" is a production created and maintained by a community of individuals who want to raise awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues on campus and in society. The performance is at 7 p.m., Monday, April 2, in the Interpreter's Theater, LNG. The event is free.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS JOINING TOGETHER FOR DIVERSITY

The Student Affairs Pre-Professional Association (SAPA), in collaboration with NISG, will host Wanda Everage, with her presentation "The Expanding Definition of Diversity," at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, in the Ballroom, MAU. As the vice provost for student affairs at Drake University, Everage is a recipient of numerous awards for leadership, diversity and career and educational excellence. As diversity is a campus wide initiative, UNI SAPA encourages student organizations to join us in making this event a success. Individuals or student organizations interested in helping with the event are encouraged to send an email.

KULT RADIO JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

KULT 94.5 is accepting applications for 2012-2013: general manager, webmaster, program director, marketing director, music director, sports director and news director. Applications are available from the KULT website and the KULT office LO45, MAU. Hand in applications to 359 LNG or email Francesca Soans. The application deadline is at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 5.

UNI VOLLEYBALL MANAGERS WANTED

Male or female managers are needed for the UNI women’s volleyball program. Responsibilities include: court, practice and game day responsibilities, stats, possible travel to competitions, special project/event coordination and other duties. This is a great way to get coaching and general sport experience. To set up an interview or for more information, email Michelle Coulter or call 273-3176 by Friday, April 6.

GRAD FEST FOR CLASS OF 2012

Stop by MoJo's from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 12, for free pizza and a gift from the UNI Alumni Association. You could win lots of great prizes for attending. While there, sign up for the Alumni Association and get cool stuff. Attendees can sign up to win a free iPad. Must be present to win.

CLUBS/MEETINGS

STUDENTS READING ASSOCIATION LAST MEETING OF SEMESTERNEW

Come to the last meeting of the year Wednesday, April 4, in 247 SEC. Snacks will be at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. Guest speaker and local author Maribeth Boelts will speak about her experiences as an author and how her school visits have impacted young writers. Sign up for the April service project, helping with the Fun Fair at Orchard Hill Elementary School in Cedar Falls, from 5:15 to 8:15 p.m., Friday, April 20. Free dinner will be provided to all volunteers. Bring a friend, come early for snacks and stay after to grab a free book.

NO A-TEAM ON SUNDAY, APRIL 8NEW

There will be no A-Team on Sunday, April 8. A-Team tutoring will resume from 6 to 9 p.m., Sunday, April 15, on the first floor of the Rod Library. A-Team is a free tutoring service for any enrolled UNI student and is co-sponsored by the Academic Learning Center and the Rod Library.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

GET YOURSELF TESTEDNEW

The month of April is Sexually Transmitted Infection Awareness Month. The UNI Student Health Clinic is offering low or no-cost testing for currently enrolled students. Please call to schedule an appointment today at 273-2009. For more information, visit the Student Health Clinic website.

WRS APRIL E-NEWSLETTERNEW

The Wellness & Recreation Services April e-newsletter is available online. Follow the link on the home page to see updates on important WRS events and programs with wellness tips and articles.

TOP FIVE REASONS TO HIRE A UNI PERSONAL TRAINERNEW

1. UNI trainers will design safe and effective programs specific to your individualized goals. 2. UNI trainers will provide motivation and confidence to achieve goals. 3. UNI training sessions can be completed anywhere on the UNI campus around your schedule. 4. UNI training is less expensive than any gym, can be split into multiple payments and can be paid by ubill or payroll deduction. 5. UNI trainers will make the workouts fun and exciting. To sign up or for more information, email Erin Nielsen. If you sign up with a friend, you'll receive 20 percent off.

INTRAMURAL INFORMATION

For more information on one-on-one basketball tournament, pickleball tournament, intramural 11-on-11 open co-rec soccer tournament, four-on-four co-rec open sand volleyball tournament and bench press and pro-joe challenge, visit the intramural website.

HOURS

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS FOR EASTER WEEKENDNEW

For more information on Maucker Union building hours for Easter weekend, visit the website.

LIBRARY HOURS FOR APRIL 7 AND 8

Library hours for Saturday and Sunday, April 7 and 8, are available online. Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to closing time, at which time service desks close and the doors are locked. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

For upcoming lectures, conferences, performing arts or athletic events, please visit the UNI Calendar of Events.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

Fitness classes, intramural sports, outdoor recreation opportunities.

REGISTRAR

Academic information and deadlines.

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT CENTER

Student Involvement Center - Information about student organizations, events and service opportunities.