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Monday, Feb 13, 2012

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NEWS

UNI UP CLOSENEW

UNI Up Close is a visit day planned specifically for admitted high school seniors and transfer students. The Up Close events can reach attendance of around 1,000 people. Please help welcome future students and their guests to campus on Friday, Feb. 24. 

PINK OUT WOMEN'S BASKETBALL GAMENEW

Wear pink to the UNI Women’s Basketball game against Creighton at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, to show cancer awareness. For more information, send an email.

SLIP/TRIP/FALL INJURIES

Slips, trips and falls account for a significant number of injuries reported to the university. With fluctuating temperatures, we may experience a freeze/thaw cycle that can lead to injury. Be aware that surfaces that are wet during the daytime hours may be iced over in the late evening or early morning hours. Please exercise caution when walking on paved surfaces during these hours.

VALENTINE SWEETS

Delight your Valentine or treat co-workers to frosted Valentine cookies for $8.99 per dozen or $1 each. “Divine Temptations” gourmet cupcakes, by Fresh Beginnings, are $2 each. All items are packaged and ready for purchase at four on-campus locations Monday, Feb. 13 and Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Biscotti’s in Redeker Center, 23rd Street Market in Commons, Chats or Prexy’s in Maucker Union.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE FBINEW

FBI agents will be on campus to talk to students about career and internship opportunities with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, in 009 GIL. Open to everyone in the UNI community. For more information, email Isabela Varela.

DARWIN WEEK 2012NEW

Join the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers for Darwin Week 2012, Feb. 13 through 16. Darwin Week is a weeklong celebration of science and critical thought in honor of Charles Darwin's birthday. Today's keynote address at 7 p.m., in the CME is on "A Universe from Nothing." The themes for each day include skepticism, sexuality, diversity and origins. All events are free and open to the public. 

SAVE THE DATE - CAREERS IN MINUTES - MARCH 6NEW

UNI will host "Careers in Minutes" from 2 to 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, which explores careers in the field of communications. The first part of this event will be a speed-dating format where students can visit with several alumni from 2 to 3:30 p.m., in the University Room, MAU. The second portion will feature a panel of alumni who will discuss their positions and answer questions from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., in Lang Hall Auditorium. 

FAFSA WORKSHOPS NEW

Filling out the FASFA can be confusing and time consuming, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Attend a free FAFSA workshop offered by the Office of Student Financial Aid from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, in 136 ITTC or from 4 to 5 p.m, Tuesday, Feb. 28, in 134 ITTC. There will be a brief presentation followed by time to ask questions, as well as time to file the FAFSA with a staff member. For more information, email Tim Bakula or call 273-2722.

EFFECTIVE COLLEGE READERS WORKSHOPNEW

Want to learn reading strategies to help with your college reading? The College Reading and Learning Center will host the workshop "Seven Habits of Highly Effective College Readers," from 1 to 1:50 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, in 035 ITTC. The workshop will give you strategies for college-level reading and allow you the opportunity to ask questions you may have about college reading. Register online or call 273-2361. The workshop is free to all currently enrolled UNI students.

SPOTLIGHT ON STEM DAYNEW

Attention teacher education students: find out about the challenges preK-12 teachers face as they integrate technology and new earth-science, inquiry and/or math-based programs into the STEM classroom while still meeting their school’s need to increase student achievement Thursday, Feb. 23. See award-winning projects and table displays from 9:30 to 11:30am in the student lounge on the first floor, ITTC. Spotlight Presentations will be held every 30 minutes from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in ITTC labs. There will be an information table in 120 ITTC. This event is free. Sponsored by ITS-Educational Technology. For more information, email Doreen Hayek or call 273-7300.

COLLEGE STUDENT ADHD/ADD RESEARCH STUDYNEW

Are you a college student with ADHD/ADD over the age of 18? Are you willing to participate in a research study to help psychologists understand more about ADHD in college students? Would you like to earn $50 while doing so? For more information, email Elizabeth Lefler, a professor in the psychology department, or call her at 273-7637.

TWLOHA CANDY GRAMSNEW

Looking for a sweet gift for Valentine's Day? To Write Love On Her Arms UNI will sell personalized candy grams from 1 to 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, MAU. Proceeds will support TWLOHA and its mission of love and support.

SCEC BAKE SALENEW

The Student Council for Exceptional Children will hold a Valentine's Day bake sale from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the second floor lobby, SEC. Cupcakes, cookies and munchies will be available for purchase. Please remember to bring cash, as dining dollars are not accepted.

BUFFALO WILD WINGS FUNDRAISERNEW

Colleges Against Cancer is sponsoring a fundraiser Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Buffalo Wild Wings. Present the flyer from the UNI Colleges Against Cancer Facebook page and 10 percent of the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. For more information, send an email.

FIRST UNI DANCE MARATHON BIG EVENTNEW

Be part of the first UNI Dance Marathon, from noon to midnight, Saturday Feb. 25, in MAU. Pre-registration cost is $12, which includes Texas Roadhouse Lunch, Panda Express Dinner, a T-shirt and free entertainment. Come enjoy dancing, performances, lazer tag, food and games. Help UNI Dance Marathon reach it's goal of $14,000.

SAE BLOOD DRIVENEW

The American Red Cross and Sigma Alpha Epsilon will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Commons Ballroom. For an appointment, sign up in Maucker Union between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Feb. 8, 9 or 13 or call 1-800-RED CROSS. Come save a life this Valentine's Day.

SIGN UP FOR RELAY FOR LIFENEW

Register a team for Relay For Life. Teams consist of eight to 15 members and the cost is $10 per member. Relay For Life will take place April 13 and 14, in the McLeod Center. For more information, send an email.

CAMPUS QUASHNEW

QUASH is the Quest to Unravel Alzheimer’s Scavenger Hunt. It’s one part mental, one part physical and lots of fun. Think along the lines of the reality TV show where teams race around the world, but without the cameras and the month-long commitment. Form a team with friends and classmates to solve clues, answer trivia and complete challenges all over campus and the Hill. QUASH benefits the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Register now with the discount code ONLYFIVE for $5 off.

SALSA DANCENEW

Salsa dance lessons will be held from 7 to 8 p.m., and social dancing will be from 8 to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Wesley Foundation, 2422 College St. No partner needed, attire is semi-formal. All are welcome. The cost is $1 and all proceeds benefit UNI Dance Marathon. For more information, email Henry Williams.

FIRST YEAR OR SENIOR STUDENT? YOU COULD WIN A NOOKNEW

Did you receive an invitation to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement? Check your UNI email and take time to respond, if you haven’t already. Completing the survey lets you share your UNI experiences and enters your name into a drawing for prizes, including a Nook. 

STUDENT LEADERSHIP CENTER COMMITTEE APPLICATIONNEW

Students interested in meeting new people, working with other student leaders and enhancing their personal skill sets for the real world are encouraged to apply for the Student Leadership Center Committee. For more informatin, email Rachel Smithart.

AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION WINGFEST 2012NEW

UNI's American Marketing Association will host its first WingFest at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Pump Haus. Teams of two will be given two pounds of wings to eat in three minutes. Teams will be judged on differential weighing from before and after. The cost is $30 per team ($15 per person). The winning team will receive $100. To sign up a team, email Kelsey Erenberger.

RUN FOR THE 2012-13 NORTHERN IOWA STUDENT GOVERNMENT SENATE

Are you interested in making an impact on UNI's campus while gaining valuable leadership skills? Run to be a 2012-13 Northern Iowa Student Government senator. Application packets are now available in the NISG office (top level of Maucker Union) or online. You must attend one of the information sessions. The final one is at 6 p.m., Feb. 15, in the SIAC, or schedule a meeting with election commissioner Jill Hohnecker. Packets are due by 5 p.m., Feb. 17, in the NISG office. For more information about NISG and the election process email nisg@uni.edu.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

The federal government is one of the largest employers in the U.S. With a unique hiring process, getting hired for a government job creates challenges not faced in other fields. Learn about available job opportunities, job search strategies and federal resumes at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, in 009 GIL. For more information, contact Isabela Varela.

VIDEO CONFERENCE WITH EDUCATION ADVOCATE LINDA DARLING-HAMMOND

UNI's Center for Multicultural Education (CME) is hosting Linda Darling-Hammond from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, at two locations: the libraries at Malcolm Price Laboratory School and Lincoln Elementary School, in Waterloo. She is the Charles Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University and co-director of the School Redesign Network. Along with her opinions on education, Darling-Hammond will also speak about the Waterloo and Cedar Falls Community school districts. 

FOLLON SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE

The deadline for applications for the Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership is Wednesday, Feb. 15. For more information, contact Jan Hanish.

UNI-CUE BLOOD DRIVE

Down the street and across the country, there are patients in need of lifesaving blood. Help patients in need by donating blood through the American Red Cross at the UNI-CUE Blood Drive from 1 to 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, at 800 Sycamore St., Waterloo. For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or 1-800-733-2767.

FREE TAX HELP AT UNI

UNI accounting students will provide free income tax assistance from 5 to 7 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays from Feb. 6 through April 11, in 223 CBB. Federal and Iowa tax returns are electronically prepared and e-filed for free. No appointment is necessary. Please arrive at 5 p.m. to allow students sufficient time to complete the returns. For more information, call the UNI Department of Accounting at 273-2394.

STUDENT BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION DEADLINE

The deadline to submit the Intent to Compete form for the Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition is 5 p.m., Feb. 29, in 128 BCS. Students with an original business idea can compete for a potential top prize of $5,000. The form and information are also available at 128 BCS.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

UNI OUTDOORS HAWAII PRESENTATIONNEW

Learn more about UNI Outdoors Hawaii Adventure during an informational presentation at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, in 174 WRC. UNI Outdoors will be exploring Hawaii's big island May 7 through 17. Backpacking, kayaking, snorkeling and surfing are just a few of the adventures planned. For more information, call 273-7164

FREE SCREENINGNEW

Stressed? Anxious? Want information about anxiety? The UNI Counseling Center is offering a free, anonymous anxiety screening Wednesday, Feb. 22, in 103 Student Health Center. Screenings are at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 2 p.m., and take about 30 minutes. No pre-registration required. For more information, contact Gretchen Honsell.

UNI OUTDOORS SPRING BREAK ADVENTURESNEW

No plans for spring break? Join UNI Outdoors on one of two spring break adventures. Choose backpacking in Utah or a multi-sport adventure in Georgia and Florida. Spots are sure to go fast. For more information, call 273-7163.

SPRING 2012 MASSAGE THERAPYNEW

Spring 2012 licensed massage therapists are Julie Conley and Julia DeMartino. A 15-minute massage is $15, 30 minutes is $25, 45 minutes is $35, 60 minutes is $45 and a 90-minute massage is $65. For an appointment, call the Wellness Resource Lab at 273-6119. 

ADDITIONAL SPINNERCISE CLASS NOW AVAILABLE

Due to popular demand for group fitness spin classes, a class has been added beginning at 12:05 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, in 85 WRC. The class is 50 minutes. Try one session for free or register online or in 101 WRC for section 4.

WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN - FIT OVER 40

Learn to develop an exercise program tailored to your body, goals and lifestyle. The Fit Over 40 workshop is available to students, faculty, staff and spouses and will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, in 204 WRC.  The cost is $15.  For more information or to sign up, contact Erin Nielsen

BE GOOD TO YOUR HEART SPECIAL

February is American Heart Month and a great time to recognize how hard your heart works for you. Schedule a Fitness Assessment between Feb. 13 and 24 for the discounted price of $15. Fitness assessments include resting heart rate, blood pressure, measurements, body composition, strength, cardiovascular and flexibility tests. For more information or to sign up, contact Erin Nielsen.

CLUBS/MEETINGS

NISEA PANEL 'INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TEACHING'NEW

Thinking about student teaching out-of-state or internationally? The North Iowa State Education Association (NISEA) will host a panel on international student teaching at 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, in 320 SEC. Two UNI alumni will discuss their experiences student teaching in India and Spain. Snacks will be provided. For more infromation, email Renee Greiman.

AWARENESS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES MEETINGNEW

Awareness for Individuals with Disabilities (AID) will meet at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Elm Room, MAU. The agenda will include the planning of educational and social events for this semester. All UNI students are welcome. For more information, email Ashley Brickley.

PIRATE STUDY CLUBNEW

Ahoy study mates. Have this semester’s classes been giving you fits? Looking for a new and exciting way to approach studying, reading, time management and other academic strategies? Come to the Pirate Study Club from 3 to 3:50 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, in 035 ITTC. Meetings will be held weekly, so come often to get the most out of this unique study group. All students are welcome. Sponsored by the College Reading and Learning Center.

NINJA STUDY CLUB: ROD LIBRARY FIELD TRIPNEW

The library is a critical weapon in the study ninja’s arsenal. Research guru Chris Neuhaus will equip the study ninjas with wise tactics for using library resources at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, in 286 Rod Library. Everyone is welcome. Sponsored by the College Reading and Learning Center.

CEDAR VALLEY DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS BOOK CLUB

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discovery Diversity Discuss book group will meet at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, at the UNI Museum to discuss "City of Veils: A Novel" by Zoe Ferrais. The brutal killing of a woman must be solved in a land where there is secrecy surrounding all women. All are welcome to attend.

NORTHERN IOWA ENERGY CORPS

Northern Iowa Energy Corps  is a new student organization whose mission statement is: "Expanding opportunities for students on campus to promote energy efficiency through education and outreach." The group has an open house every Thursday at 8 p.m., in the SIAC conference room (upper level of Maucker Union).

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.