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Monday, Aug 22, 2011

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NEWS

WELCOME MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT ALLENNEW

Welcome to a new academic year at the University of Northern Iowa. We are looking forward to another great year filled with new challenges and new opportunities. Read the entire message at www.uni.edu/president

WELCOME WEEK ACTIVITIES

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

IMPORTANT DATES TO OBSERVE

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.

LUKE BRYAN TICKETS ON SALE NOWNEW

CMT on Tour Featuring Luke Bryan will perform at UNI's McLeod Center at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22. Max and Ruby Bunny Party will perform at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27. Order tickets for both shows by visiting www.unitix.uni.edu or call 273-4849. 

REGISTER YOUR STUDENT ORGANIZATION FOR THE 2011 STUDENT ORGANIZATION FAIR NEW

Are you a member of a UNI student organization? Do you need an effective way to market your organization to the UNI community? The Student Organization Fair allows student organizations to showcase themselves to UNI students, faculty and staff. The 2011 Student Organization Fair will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ballroom, MAU. Organizations wishing to participate must register at http://www.uni.edu/siac. Registration will close at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2. For further information, contact the Student Involvement & Activities Center at 273-2683.

CHANGES TO UNI ONLINE, MYUNIVERSE NEWS AND MY UNI WEEKENDNEW

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. A link to MyUNIverse News will be included for employees to see student-related announcements. 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.

POSTING FLIERS IN RESIDENCE HALLS

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

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP PROGRAM

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.

INTERIM HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY & CRIMINOLOGY APPOINTEDNEW

The dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences has announced the appointment of Richard Featherstone, criminology, as interim head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology for the 2011-12 academic year.

STRAYER-WOOD THEATRE BOX OFFICE HOURS

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.

CIEP EARNS FIVE-YEAR ACCREDITATION NEW

The UNI Culture and Intensive English Program has earned five years accreditation as granted by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA).  For more information about the CEA accreditation, visit http://www.cea-accredit.org/.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

WELLNESS & RECREATION SERVICES STUDENT ADVISORY MEMBERS SOUGHTNEW

The Wellness & Recreation Services (WRS) Advisory Committee is seeking a diverse group of students to provide input and serve as a sounding board for WRS staff. The committee meets the fourth Monday of academic months, from 4 to 5 p.m. If you are interested in joining this group, contact kathy.green@uni.edu, christopher.denison@uni.edu, or timothy.klatt@uni.edu.

TWO MINUTE CAREER PLANNERNEW

There are five career items you need to know about as you return to student mode. 1) Employers helping you interview better 2) Why can't I log in to CareerCat 2.0? 3) Is Career Services doing anything for my major? 4) Is the Career Fair useful? 5) Help! I need one more class! Read the details at http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/events/twominute/weekone.html.

BECOME A CONVERSATION PARTNERNEW

Interested in learning more about different cultures? Do you want opportunities to meet people from other countries? The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) is seeking volunteers to match with international students. Partners meet one hour weekly to speak English with an international student. Visit our website at http://www.uni.edu/ciep/social-cultural-activities/conversation-partner-program or the CIEP office at 56 BAK. If you have questions, call 273-3410 or email cieppartners@uni.edu

INTERPRETERS THEATRE AUDITIONSNEW

Auditions for "Carnve Viva: Performing Postville" will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Thursday, in the Intepreters Theatre, 40 LNG. No preparation is needed. Performance dates will be Oct. 13 through 15 and 20 through 22. For more information, contact Karen Mitchell at karen.mitchell@uni.edu.

JOIN THE UNI CATAMOUNT (VOLLEYBALL) PEP BAND

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 AUDITIONS

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.

CLUBS/MEETINGS

FIRST MEETING OF THE UNI FENCING CLUBNEW

This year's first meeting of the UNI Fencing Club will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, in Maucker Union. If you are interested in becoming a member but not able to attend, contact Justin Wurtzel  at  justinmwurtzel@gmail.com for more information.

GRADUATE STUDENT INFORMATION MEETINGNEW

All graduate students are invited to attend the Graduate Student Information Meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. in the Ballroom, MAU. The program includes a Resource Fair and several presentations. Shoshanna Coon, associate dean for Graduate Academic Affairs, will present, "The Road to Graduation," and Rachel Jones, student information project trainer will present the "Student Center Overview." A graduate student panel will conclude the event. There will be refreshments and door prizes. No RSVP is necessary.

PROGRESSIVE PICNICNEW

Join UNI Proud, One Iowa at UNI, NI Democrats, the Philosophy Club and UNIFI for a Progressive Picnic from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 25, on Lawther Field. There will be free food, drinks, snow cones, lawn games, live music and a performance by UNI's improv troupe, Half-Masted. 

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

SIGN UP FOR A WRS FITNESS CLASSNEW

Registration has begun for WRS fitness classes. Classes start Monday, Aug. 29. Go to www.uni.edu/wellrec or 101 WRC to register.

INTRAMURAL TENNISNEW

For information on intramural tennis, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/intramural_sports/index.html.

INTRAMURAL SOFTBALLNEW

For information on intramural softball, managers' meetings and registration, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/intramural_sports/index.html.

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.