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Monday, Aug 15, 2011

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CHANGES TO MYUNIVERSE NEWSNEW

University Relations recently announced that items in MyUNIverse News and UNI Online won't be posted more than twice. New items will be tagged with a Panther paw. Additional changes include a new calendar category replacing lectures, conferences, athletics and performing arts. All calendar-related entries, with the exception of major campus events, will be promoted through UNI's online Calendar of Events, meaning events must be submitted to the university calendar. The News section of the newsletters will remain with a listing of major announcements.  Announcements in other categories will include a headline and hotlink for more information. My UNI Weekend will publish Wednesdays instead of Thursdays. Whenever possible, URLs are encouraged to direct the reader to more information. These changes are being made to enhance readability and the value of these online communications.

REGISTRATION INFORMATIONNEW

New students may register starting at 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 19, in Maucker Union. Former students may start registering at 2 p.m., Aug. 19. No changes in registration will be accepted before 4 p.m. Web registration will not be available to students until after 4 p.m.

IMPORTANT DATES TO OBSERVENEW

Dates to observe: Monday, Aug. 22 classes begin. Monday, Aug. 29, a change of registration fee will be assessed. Tuesday, Aug. 30 is the last day to add a full-semester course without department head approval. Friday, Sept. 2 is the last day to drop a full-semester course without a "W." Fees for fall are based on load at 5 p.m., Sept. 2.  For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/registrar/dates-to-observe.

NEW POLICY ON MISCELLANEOUS COURSE FEESNEW

The president's cabinet recently approved Policy 2.10 Miscellaneous Course Fees. This policy establishes the procedure for the proposal, review and approval of new or increased courses and miscellaneous fees. The policy is at http://www.uni.edu/policies/210.

POSTING FLIERS IN RESIDENCE HALLSNEW

Community Board Flier guidelines are new for the 2011-12 academic year. UNI departments and recognized student organizations may post a maximum of one event flier in each residence hall per week. These guidelines are on page three of the Residence Halls Promotional Guidelines: http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/documents/2011ResidenceHallsPromotionalGuidelines.pdf

WELCOME WEEK ACTIVITIESNEW

UNI welcomes new and returning students to campus. For a list of Welcome Week activities, visit http://www.uni.edu/welcomeweek.

UNI MAKES FORBES LIST OF 2011 BEST COLLEGES IN AMERICANEW

UNI is listed in Forbes 2011 annual ranking of the 650 best undergraduate institutions in America. The ranking focuses on quality of teaching, career prospects, graduation rates and low levels of debt. For more information, visit http://www.forbes.com/top-colleges/list/.

CONSTRUCTION WORK AROUND SABINNEW

Due to construction work around Sabin Hall, the south entrance to Wright Hall and the north entrance to the Botanical Center will become "exit only." These entrances should only be used in an emergency. The east/west path between McCollum and Sabin and the north/south path between the greenhouse and McCollum will re-open. The path between Wright and the greenhouse will be closed. The work should take about three to four weeks.

STRAYER-WOOD THEATRE BOX OFFICE HOURSNEW

The Strayer-Wood Theatre Box Office will re-open at noon, Wednesday, Aug. 24. Box Office hours are noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and one hour before performances. Tickets for the Strayer-Wood Theatre 2011-2012 Season, "Renewal: Emerging Beyond Struggles" will go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 6. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/theatre/swt.

PUBLIC AUCTION OF VEHICLESNEW

UNI is offering a 2005 Chevrolet Express 12-passenger van and three 2005 Ford Taurus cars for sale on Public Surplus (www.publicsurplus.com). More information is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/pubsale.shtml or contact Vince at 273-3527 or vince.heuer@uni.edu for bidding information. You can see the vehicles on the hill by the bullpen near the Power Plant.

THE UNI CIEP LAUNCHES NEW DRUPAL WEBSITENEW

The Cultural and Intensive English Program (CIEP) recently converted its website to Drupal. The home page continues to be www.uni.edu/ciep. Most of the information related to the admissions process, orientation, health requirements and housing has been translated into nine different languages. Prior to the start of the academic year, the online application form for the regular program will be added as part of the new student information system (SIS). Comments or suggestions are welcome. Contact philip.plourde@uni.edu or carol.coronado@uni.edu.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP PROGRAM NEW

Would you like to get to know international students this fall semester? Sign up to host a student with the International Friendship Program. Invite a student into your home, introduce them to your family and your culture.  For more information, email sally.roos@uni.edu.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

IMPROVE YOUR COLLEGE EXPERIENCENEW

The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity enhances the collegiate experience while providing a lifetime of opportunity and reward. Perhaps the best opportunity that Pi Kappa Alpha provides is the ability to cultivate strong male leaders. For more details, contact Pi Kappa Alpha, Theta-Zeta chapter president Steven Hesse at stevr13@uni.edu.

JOIN THE UNI CATAMOUNT (VOLLEYBALL) PEP BANDNEW

If you enjoy playing an instrument, sign up for an audition for the UNI Catamount (Volleyball) Pep Band. You will earn one-credit hour, the chance to earn a $150 scholarship, and have a front row seat to volleyball games and select basketball games. Sign-up for an audition between Aug. 19 and Aug. 25. Auditions will be held on Aug. 25 and 30. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/music/marchingband/pep_bands/volleyball.html or email Nicole Davis at nvall@uni.edu.

STRAYER-WOOD THEATRE AUDITIONSNEW

The Strayer-Wood Theatre will hold auditions for its fall 2011 productions, "Guernica" and "Mad Forest" the week of Sunday, Aug. 21. Auditions are open to all UNI students. Requirements are at http://www.uni.edu/theatre/department/current-students/student-resources/audition-policy.  Please read the Audition Policy information, then view the fall 2011 requirements at the bottom of that page. Email traci.gaydos@uni.edu with any questions.

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.