UNI Online • MyUNIverse News • My UNI Weekend

Monday, Apr 30, 2012

MyUNIverse News is the official UNI news source for students. It is distributed each Monday during the academic year by the Office of University Relations. Information is also available on the MyUNIverse Web site at: http://myuniverse.uni.edu Information presented will include announcements about campus programs, financial aid, employment, building hours, student resources and events. Click on the links provided for more information.

To avoid exceeding your UNI e-mail account space limit, delete MyUNIverse News after reading it. Past issues are available on the MyUNIverse Web site at http://myuniverse.uni.edu

= New items.

NEWS

SPRING COMMENCEMENTNEW

UNI will host three commencement ceremonies in McLeod Center. The ceremony for students receiving graduate degrees will be at 7 p.m., Friday, May 4. Undergraduate students will receive degrees from the Colleges of Education, Business Administration and Division of Continuing Education at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 5. The ceremony at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 5 will be for undergraduate students in the Colleges of Humanities, Arts and Sciences and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

BARTLETT A LOT RESTRICTION NEW

In June, the Bartlett lot will be closed for construction, renovation and lay down for the Bartlett Hall project. The east row of parking will be reserved for handicap patrons. Permit A holders are encouraged to use the Multimodal Transit Center (MMTC) and the surface lot to the north. Service in the MMTC may be interrupted for deck cleaning and striping. This should take place prior to the Bartlett changes. For more information, call parking operations at 273-2710.

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT WEEK HAPPENINGSNEW

Kayla Ferdon, a student employee with Student Disability Services, was selected as the UNI Student Employee of the Year for 2012. National Student Employment Week donors, events and student employee of the year nominations are online.

FIVE-GALLON BUCKETS NEEDED NEW

The Recycling & Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC) needs five-gallon buckets in decent repair for a project. Drop them off at the RRTTC office located in 113 CEEE. To have the buckets picked up, call 273-3689.

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES NEWSLETTERNEW

The Student Disability Services April newsletter is published online.

2012 LUX AND OUTSTANDING STUDENT LEADER RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

Two students have been selected as recipients of the 2012 Lux Service Award, an award conferred annually to recognize students for their outstanding service and dedication to the university. This year’s recipients are: Joel Anderson from Clive, Iowa and Ashley Stewart from Gary, Ind. Nine students have been selected as recipients of the 2012 Outstanding Student Leader Award, an award conferred annually to recognize students who have excelled and exemplified outstanding service, dedication and leadership through their involvement and participation in university recognized student organizations. This year’s recipients are: Catherina AuJong, Ramon Cantu, Abby Doering, Ian Goldsmith, Jill Hohnecker, Megan Kammarmeyer, Yaw Kyeremateng, Skylar Mayberry-Mayes and Spencer Walrath. The recipients were nominated by their peers, faculty and staff and were recognized at the Student Leadership Recognition Ceremony on April 17. 

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

UNI TO HOST 'BULLY' FILM PRODUCER AND DIRECTORNEW

UNI's Center for Violence Prevention is supporting the Bully Project's: 1 Million Kids movement by bringing the documentary film, "Bully," to the Marcus College Square Theatres in Cedar Falls. The film will be shown April 27 through May 1. Tickets can be purchased through Marcus College Square Theatres. UNI will host "Bully" film director, Lee Hirsch and producer, Cynthia Lowen for a special panel discussion at 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, in Sabin Auditorium. UNI faculty who research and educate about bullying will join Hirsch and Lowen. The panel will discuss bullying and strategies for prevention as well as the film. For more information, see the news release.

MATH AND SCIENCE TUTORING DURING FINALS WEEKNEW

Math and Science Services, located in ITTC 008, will be open for tutoring during finals week. Math tutors are available: A-Team from 6 to 9 p.m., Sunday, April 29, on the first floor of Rod Library; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, May 30 through Thursday, May 3; closed Friday, May 4. Science tutors are available: A-Team from 6 to 9 p.m., Sunday, April 29, on the first floor of Rod Library; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 1; 8:30 to 11 a.m. and noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 2; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, May 3; closed Friday, May 4.

PANTHER PICK UPNEW

UNI will hold its 4th annual Panther Pick Up, a project to help the environment while benefiting the community, Wednesday, May 2 through Friday, May 4. Students who donate may enter a drawing for a chance to win a Wii and Wii Fit. Panther Pick Up locations and times are available on the UNI Office of Sustainability website, along with additional details about the event.

DE-STRESS DAYSNEW

Wellness & Recreation Services aims to keep finals week as stress free as possible by offering De-Stress Days from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, April 30 through Wednesday, May 2, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Events include free mini-massages, walking the labyrinth and more. 

B.F.A. GROUP EXHIBITIONNEW

The UNI Gallery of Art presents the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Group Exhibition. The following students are pursuing Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in their respective emphasis areas and are exhibiting artwork to fulfill graduation requirements: Erlinda Babauta, Jacob William Barrick, Bryan Coons, April Czarnetzki, Drew Ferkin, Amanda Kronlage, Amy McConnell, Ryan Smith and Jason D. Thompson. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m.

COMMISSIONING CEREMONYNEW

The Department of Military Science invites the campus community to its spring Commissioning Ceremony at 3:30 p.m., Friday, May 4, in Lang Hall Auditorium. The following will be commissioned in the Grade of Second Lieutenant in the United States Army: Andrew Brown, Jason Doelz, Daniel Jensen, Steven Ledvina, Bryce Meier and Venessa Zuetlau. A reception will follow.

UNDOING RACISM WORKSHOP

Attend a two-and-a-half day workshop that challenges participants to analyze the structures of power and privilege that hinder social equity and prepares them to be effective organizers for justice. The workshop will take place Wednesday through Friday, May 16 through 18, at Allen College (in partnership with UNI). Application forms are available through the CME. For more information or to apply, email Kailee Becker or call 273-2250.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY--MAY 10

The Recycling & Reuse Technology Transfer Centter (RRTTC) will host "Green: What does it Mean?" May 10, on the UNI campus. More than 800 ninth grade students from the Cedar Valley will learn how to participate in a sustainable community. Volunteers are needed to be class guides, presentation helpers and lunch helpers. Numerous time slots are available. If interested in volunteering, register online.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

PERSONAL FITNESS MAY/JUNE NEWSLETTER ONLINENEW

View the Personal Fitness May/June newsletter online for upcoming events, specials on personal training and information to be a happier, healthier you. For more information or to sign up for events, contact Erin Nielsen at 273-7167.

BACK CARE WORKSHOP NEW

At any given time, 66 percent of Americans experience back pain. Learn about common causes of back pain and injury, strengthening and flexibility exercises and other tips for back care during a workshop from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, for $15. Available to students, faculty, staff and spouses. To sign up or for more information, email Erin Nielsen or call 273-7167.

WRS MAY E-NEWSLETTERNEW

The Wellness and Recreation Services May e-newsletter is available online. Follow the link on the home page to check out updates on WRS events and programs along with wellness tips and articles.

SUMMER FITNESS & LEISURE CLASSESNEW

Looking for a fun way to exercise during the summer? Join a group fitness class. Classes run from May 9 through July 27. Cardio, dance, water and strength classes are offered. Find a full list of classes and register online or in 101 WRC. If you have any problems registering, call 273-6275.

TRX SUSPENSION TRAINING

Want a fun, challenging and results-producing program for all fitness levels? Use your own body weight and gravity to develop strength, endurance, balance and core stability with workouts designed by UNI personal trainers. Available to students, faculty, staff and spouses. Sessions run May 14 through July 6, (first week, try a session for only $5) Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. If you are a current client of a UNI trainer, you'll receive 20 percent off. To sign up or for more information on prices and the program, email Erin Nielsen.

DINING SPECIALS

TENEMOS UNA FIESTA....MEXICAN FIESTANEW

Come to the Piazza from 11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, for a Mexican fiesta. Featured menu items will be chicken enchilada soup, taco pizza, taco salads, Mexican lasagna, Mexican cheese bread, Mexican chocolate pumpkin bar, churros and more.

HOURS

FINAL EXAM WEEK & WEEKEND BEFORE SUMMER SESSION 2012

Library hours for April 25 through May 1 are extended hours. 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.