Monday, Dec 13, 2010
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http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#winterinterim. There will be no special loans over the seasonal holidays and semester break. Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to closing time. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.
Chats will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Jan. 3 through Jan. 7. Chats will be closed Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 8 and 9, reopening Monday, Jan. 10 at 7 a.m. The menu includes a reduced bakery selection, two sandwich choices and one salad entrée.
President Allen has published a reaffirmation of UNI's commitment to nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The full statement can be found at http://www.uni.edu/equity/documents/ReaffirmationStatement2010.pdf.
Become eligible to receive a $50 University Book & Supply giftcard by completing the Office of Student Financial Aid Cost of Attendance Survey. Results will be used to analyze how indirect expenses are budgeted within a student's financial aid award. To complete the survey, visit http://MyUNIverse.uni.edu. Your feedback is appreciated.
The Essentials staff in Maucker Union thanks the students, faculty, staff, individuals and departments who contributed money and food to the annual food drive. This year $540 and 152 pounds of food were donated to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, exceeding last year's total.
Women's & Gender Studies is locating to a new home, SAB 225. Stop by in January and visit its new office.
The current issue of the IMSEP newsletter is available at http://www.iowamathscience.org/newsletters/IMSEP_nov10.pdf.
As the temperature goes down, the need for warm clothing goes up. Consider purchasing child-size hats and mittens and dropping them off at the box next to the decorated tree in MAU. Donations will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 17. All items will be donated to local community schools. Sponsored by Maucker Union.
Golden Key International Honour Society is sponsoring a book drive on campus to benefit disadvantaged families in the U.S. who may not have access to educational materials. Look for bins inside Maucker Union across from Veridian, in Wright and in Curris, and donate used textbooks and other books. For more information, contact Jessie Uhlenkamp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get into the holiday spirit and visit Essentials in Maucker Union for gifts to fit every budget. Check out the new holiday light-up-initial, plush and "bling" ornaments; Soap Art; stuffed animals; Winged Things; UNI clothing; UNI souvenirs and more. Gift cards also are available.
Want to receive timely updates on scholarship opportunities, financial aid deadlines, money managment tips and more? Become a fan of the Office of Student Financial Aid on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/unifinancialaid.
The Department of Theatre has added a section of Acting (490:024) to the spring schedule. The course will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, and is open to non-majors. The course description is as follows: Introduction to the craft of acting beginning with exercises and culminating in applying the experience of those exercises to a scene from a play. Discussion, three periods; lab, three periods. For more information, contact Eric Lange at email@example.com.
There is a short survey for transfer students available through MyUniverse. The survey addresses transfer students and their use of on-campus services. Your input is appreciated.
As part of the third annual Town Hall Meeting on Diversity, a new Diversity Matters Fair will be held. The purpose of the fair is to allow departments, student organizations, divisions and other campus entities to showcase their diversity-related initiatives. The fair will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in the ballroom, MAU. The Town Hall will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the same location. The fair will be open to the public from noon to 2 p.m. Town Hall meeting participants will visit displays from approximately 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. as part of the meeting's agenda. To learn how to participate in the fair, visit www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/node/307.
Nominations for the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award are due by 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 10, to the Graduate College office in LNG 10. For more information, visit http://www.grad.uni.edu/grants-awards/internal-awards-recognition.
The office of Student Disability Services has posted the December/January student newsletter at http://www.uni.edu/sds/StudentNews.shtml.
More than 90 percent of construction waste from the Sabin renovation was diverted from landfills, exceeding the initial goal of diverting 75 percent of the waste.
The cutoff date for the Dec. 29 biweekly payday is Saturday, Dec. 18. Because of the holiday, timecards will be processed early and must be approved by noon Monday, Dec. 20 to be included in the Dec. 29 paycheck. Make sure timecards are submitted and approved to meet this deadline.
Applications are being accepted for the 2011-2012 Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership. This is a one-year award for $3,500, applied directly to the student's university bill, half each semester. Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students who have completed at least 30 credit hours at UNI and are returning for the next academic year (both fall and spring). A cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher is required. Applicants are encouraged to apply early and to use the Common Online Scholarship Application at www.uni.edu/finaid/. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, Feb. 15. For more information, contact Jan Hanish at 273-3526 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you like helping others succeed? Do you do well in your courses? Need to build a stronger resume? Consider volunteering in the Reading & Learning Center. E-mail email@example.com for more information.
Attend De-stress Days from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 13 through Wednesday, Dec. 15, in the ballroom, MAU. De-stress with free mini-massages, animals from the Cedar Bend Humane Society, walk-the-labyrinth and more. Provided by UNI Wellness and Recreation Services.
Strayer-Wood Theatre will hold auditions for its spring season on Sunday, Jan. 9. Sign up for an audition time outside SWT 125. Audition requirements: two contrasting contemporary monologues (one comedic, one dramatic) and two 16-bar selections of contrasting style, one of which should be legit/traditional musical theatre or classical, or one 32-bar selection that shows what you do best as a singer. Auditions should total five minutes or less in length. Casting for "On the Verge" and "Urinetown: the Musical" will be announced by Friday, Jan. 14. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The UNI Gallery of Art will present "B.F.A. Group Exhibition" featuring the works of five students from Thursday, Dec. 9 through Saturday, Dec. 18. An opening reception will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. The following students are exhibiting: Jill Buenzow (B.F.A., painting); E. Christiana Byrne (B.F.A., jewelry/metals); Jason Corbett Fogue (B.A., art education, B.F.A., photography); Laura Anne Huisinga (B.F.A., graphic design); and Sarah Kolar (B.F.A., sculpture). Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; and noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
UNI will host its annual fall commencement ceremony at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 18, in the McLeod Center. The Commencement speaker is Jenna Humpal, an individual studies major from Ridgeway. Immediately following the ceremony, there will be a reception in the UNI-Dome with light snacks and beverages.
The Northern Iowa Food & Farm Partnership is organizing one more indoor farmers' market this year from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Cedar Falls Community Center on Main Street. Items available will include fresh greens, apples, root vegetables, squash, baked goods and more, all grown by local farmers.
UNI's Department of Military Science will host its annual fall Commissioning Ceremony at 8 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 18, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Four cadets will be commissioned as U.S. Army lieutenants. This year's guest speaker is Colonel James "Jay" Wolff, commander of the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade. Family and friends are invited to attend and to stay for refreshments immediately following the ceremony.
Attend an open-house-style program of fun activities for the whole family from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 19, at the Hartman Reserve Nature Center. The focus of the event is a day without electricity. There will be stories read by candlelight, hot chocolate around the fire, snowshoeing, games, a craft, and demonstrations on how to sustainably cut wood, light a fire and more. The cost is $5 per family. For more information or to preregister, visit http://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Black-Hawk/Park/Hartman-Reserve-Nature-Center/Events/1725/Power-Off-Weekend.aspx.
The New Horizons Band will offer its winter concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 13, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. Under the direction of Diana Blake, the New Horizons Band features musicians 55 and older who travel from all across Iowa. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Children's Choir will offer its winter concert at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 17, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.
St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center will present John Angotti in concert debuting his new CD "Extraordinary Love" along with songs from his "Welcome Home for Christmas" CD from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 15, at the GBPAC. Students from UNI and several area high schools will join Angotti on stage as a combined choir. Ticket cost is $30 for adults and $20 for students. Tickets may be purchased by calling 3-4849 or St. Stephen at 266-9863. Visit www.ststephenuni.org and click on the John Angotti link for more information.
The band with the current No. 1 country hit is coming to UNI. The Band Perry will perform Thursday, Feb. 24, in the ballroom, MAU. Ticket information will be available at the start of the spring semester. Sponsored by Panther Productions and Campus Activities Board.
Celebrate the holidays with "A Christmas Carol," produced by the Nebraska Theatre Caravan, at 3 and 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 19, at the GBPAC. This lavish, full-scale Broadway-style production boasts a cast of 27 people, and has live musicians and has been touring for 30 years. Call 273-4TIX or go to gbpac.org for tickets. Tickets for UNI students are 50 percent off.
A deaf coffee chat will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 13, at Village Inn, 6301 University Ave., Cedar Falls. This event is open to all deaf, hard-of-hearing, hearing, and American Sign Language students. Chat with old friends and meet new ones.
A free, interactive webinar on "Ten Things you can do to Increase your Sales" will take place at noon, Thursday, Dec. 16, on MyEntre.net. National speaker Al Lautenslager, co-author of "Guerrilla Marketing in 30 Days," will share ideas on how to increase business sales.
Gerri Perreault will discuss the background of the Christmas truce, and artist Gary Kelley will share his experience as he researched and created illustrations for J. Patrick Lewis' book, "And the Soldiers Sang." The event will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 18, at University Book & Supply. Free and open to the public.
The tournament is open to students, faculty and staff, and there are both men's and women's divisions. Play begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18, on the WRC South Courts. There will be a mandatory manager's meeting at 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 10, in SEC 247. There will be make-up manager's meetings at 3:15 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 11 and 12, in WRC 150. Register from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 11 and 12, in WRC 161. For more information, call 273-7262.
Five-on-five basketball is open to men and women. There are Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday divisions. Play begins Wednesday, Jan. 26, on the WRC courts. A mandatory manager's meeting will be held at 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 10, in SEC 247. Make-up manager's meetings will be held at 3:15 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 11 and 12, in WRC 150. Register from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 11 and 12, in WRC 161. For more information, call 273-7262.
Intramural bowling leagues are open to men and women. There are leagues on Wednesdays and Fridays. Play begins Wednesday, Jan. 19, and Friday, Jan. 21, at Valley Park Lanes. A mandatory manager's meeting will be held at 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 10, in SEC 247. Make-up manager's meetings will be at 3:15 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 11 and 12, in WRC 150. Cost is $6 per bowler, per day. Register from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 11 and 12, in WRC 161.
Male and female basketball officials are needed. Starting pay is $7.50 per game. Work begins Tuesday through Thursday and Monday through Tuesday, Jan. 18 through 20 and 24 through 25, during the Intramural Open Pre-Season Basketball Tournament. If interested, you must attend one court work session (wear comfortable clothes) at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11, in WRC 150 or Wednesday, Jan. 12, in WRC 155. For more information, call 273-7262.
Spring semester 2011 fitness class registration begins Monday, Dec. 13, online or in WRC 101. Classes start Tuesday, Jan. 18. There are many classes to choose from including the new Zumba Circuit, Water Boot Camp, From Start to Finish: 5K Training Class, and Eating and Exercise Success. Register for a fitness class before they fill up. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/wellrec.
Look for the Fuel up for Finals selections and specials from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Prexy's, and from 9 to 10 p.m. at Chat's, now through Thursday, Dec. 16. Enjoy hot breakfast items, healthy snacks, two Amp energy drinds for $5 and pop refills for 25 cents.