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Monday, Jan 10, 2011

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EXHIBITIONS AND FILMS

'WHAT YOU WILL' ART EXHIBITIONNEW

"What You Will" is an invitational exhibition honoring Saturnalia, an ancient winter tradition celebrating revelry, misrule and inversion. It's part of a yearlong series of events featuring UNI Department of Art alumni titled "Time is Ripe." Participants include: Gillian Christy, Noah Doely, Pam Echeverria, Sarah German, Inok Kalkwarf, Matt Kelleher, Abinadi Meza, Chawne Paige, Angela Pease, Tyler Speicher, Trent Stainbrook and Margaret Whiting. 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.

NEWS

UNI HEALTH SURVEY NEW

The week of Jan. 17, check your e-mail for the UNI Health Survey. Your participation helps UNI departments develop and modify programs and services to meet the needs of UNI students. Participants will be entered into a drawing for one iPod Touch (4th Generation, 32GB), as well as giveaways from local merchants. The American College Health Association - National College Health Assessment is sponsored by University Health Services. If you have any questions, call Mark Rowe-Barth at 273-3423.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP PROGRAMNEW

Do you want to learn about another culture and share American hospitality with international students? The International Friendship Program is seeking friendly, open-minded families to participate in UNI's nonresidential host-family program for international students. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/ciep/ciepfamiliesandfriendsp.html or e-mail Sally Roos at ciepactivities@uni.edu.

RRTTC CALL FOR PROPOSALSNEW

The Recycling & Reuse Technology Transfer Center has put a call out for grant proposals. For complete details, visit www.RRTTC.com. Deadline for submissions is Friday, Feb. 18.

PEPSI VENDING PRICESNEW

Effective immediately, the cost of soda in the Pepsi vending machines has increased to $1.50. This price increase is consistent with other increases in the cost of Pepsi products around campus and in other Pepsi vending venues around the area. The cost of other beverages from the vending machines hasn't changed. Questions can be directed to Kelly Flege at Kelly.flege@uni.edu or 273-3420.

RECLAIM YOUR HOLIDAYS: INPUT NEEDEDNEW

If you learned about UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education’s (CEEE) Reclaim Your Holidays (RYH) project last year, the CEEE wants to hear about your holiday experience. Information about RYH was in Words of Wellness, the Cedar Falls Utilities' newsletter, in newspapers, on the RYH website, Facebook, Iowa Public Radio’s Talk of Iowa and at UNI’s Green Holiday Open House. Please take a few minutes to complete a survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GD253M5.

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES NEWSLETTERNEW

The Office of Student Disability Services has posted the December/January student newsletter at http://www.uni.edu/sds/StudentNews.shtml.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

2011 COLORGUARD AUDITIONSNEW

Panther Marching Band Colorguard auditions will be held Saturday, April 2, in the West Gym.  For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/music/marchingband/colorguard/index.html or contact amy.hunzelman@uni.edu or 273-3679.

LIVE LIKE A STUDENT COURSE NEW

Once again, the Office of Student Financial Aid will offer Live Like a Student courses.  Live Like Student is a free, non-credit course that meets six times and is open to all UNI students. The course covers several topics including: budgeting, financial aid, credit, credit cards and identity protection. Students attending the course will be eligible to receive one-$500 scholarship. The course will start Monday, Feb. 7 and will end Wednesday, Feb. 23. You can register for the course at http://www.uni.edu/finaid and click on the Live Like a Student logo.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SHULL AND ROTH OPEN HOUSE JAN. 14 NEW

Check out suites and apartments at ROTH and single rooms in Shull Friday, Jan. 14. The Shull open house is from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and the ROTH open house is from 3 to 6 p.m.  Panther Shuttle service will be extended to 6 p.m. with a ROTH, Shull and 23rd Street route. For more information on ROTH and Shull, visit www.uni.edu/dor.

MLK DAY CELEBRATIONNEW

Dwight Watson, dean of the College of Education, will reflect upon the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a celebration of his life works and accomplishments. The event will take place  at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 17, at the CME (upper level of Maucker Union).

CLUBS/MEETINGS

NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE (NSE) INFO MEETING NEW

Explore NSE and learn how you can attend one of 179 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada while paying UNI tuition. Attend an NSE informational meeting at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, in the Presidential Room, MAU. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and have completed at least 30 hours of credit at the time of exchange. Learn more at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/nse.

FAITH FORUM: WHAT'S WRONG WITH UNIFI?NEW

Join the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 12, in the Hemisphere Lounge, MAU, to discuss "What's Wrong with UNIFI?" Faith Forum involves small-group discussion among believers and non-believers where individuals can disagree strongly and openly on matters of faith, but still retain a personal respect for each other.

ATHLETICS

PANTHER ATHLETICSNEW

Swimming and diving hosts Mankato State at 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 14, in the Glen F. Henry Swimming and Diving Pool in the UNI WRC. Men's basketball hosts Southern Illinois at 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 15, in the McLeod Center. Track and field hosts the Panther Open on Saturday, Jan. 15, in the UNI-Dome.

PERFORMING ARTS

GRADUATE VIOLIN STUDIO RECITALNEW

Frederick Halgedahl, School of Music, will coordinate a violin studio recital featuring his graduate students at 8 p.m.,  Monday, Jan. 10,  in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

'DIE FLEDERMAUS'NEW

The UNI School of Music and the GBPAC will present the operetta "Die Fledermaus" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. The opera revolves around practical jokes, faked identities, long-deliberated revenge and the power of champagne. For tickets, call 273-4TIX or visit http://www.uni.edu/tickets.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS

FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS FOR CREDITNEW

Two free series of workshops, Mastering Microsoft Office and Creating Web Pages, are available to all full-time students for credit. See http://www.uni.edu/its/training/for-credit for details and online registration links. The first sections begin Monday, Jan. 24. The later sections often fill quickly, so sign up soon.

OSHA BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN TRAININGNEW

This 50-minute training is required for all students completing field experiences in any pre-K through 12 school setting. The training is free and open to anyone. Three sessions will be offered: 4 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18; 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 19; and 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20. All sessions will be held in the auditorium at Malcolm Price Laboratory School. No registration required. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education, 273-2265.

MANDATORY REPORTERS OF CHILD ABUSE TRAINING NEW

A training session for Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 21,  in SEC 252.  All teacher-education students must complete this training before they can start their Level II (200:128) field experience at Malcolm Price Laboratory School. This training session is free, open to anyone and preregistration isn't required. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at 273-2236 or heston@uni.edu.

 

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

INTRAMURAL BOWLING LEAGUESNEW

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.

INTRAMURAL FIVE-ON-FIVE BASKETBALL NEW

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 PRE-SEASON BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTNEW

The tournament is open to students, faculty and staff, with both men's and women's divisions. Play begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18, on the WRC South 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., Jan. 11 and 12, in WRC 161. For more information, call 273-7262.

WRS JANUARY E-NEWSLETTER NEW

The Wellness & Recreation Services January newsletter is available on the Wellness Center website. Follow the link on the homepage to see updates on WRS events and programs, along with wellness tips and articles. 

INTUITIVE EATING WORKSHOPNEW

Are you a chronic dieter? Would you like to learn how to eat when you're hungry and stop when you're satisfied? WRS is sponsoring a six-week Intuitive Eating Workshop from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 19. Participants will learn how to reject a diet mentality and practice the principles of intuitive eating. For more information or to register, call Joan Thompson at 273-2137.

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL OFFICIALS WANTEDNEW

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 - 20 and Jan. 24 - 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.

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS FOR THE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BIRTHDAY WEEKEND NEW

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#mlk. There will be no special vacation loans during the weekend. 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.

NEW HOURS FOR CHATS AND ESSENTIALS IN THE MAUCKER UNION FOR SPRING SEMESTERNEW

Beginning Jan. 10, Chats will be closed on Saturdays and open from 5 to 11 p.m. on Sundays. Essentials will be closed Saturdays and Sundays. The 23rd Street Market located in the Commons will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to midnight Sundays.

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURSNEW

Maucker Union building hours for spring semester and Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend:
http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/

DINING SPECIALS

BISCOTTI'S LUNCH SPECIALS NEW

Lunch specials at Biscotti's include Panther chili and macaroni and cheese every other Monday. Walking tacos are available on Tuesdays, and hot cider is available on Wednesdays through the end of February. Chicken enchilada soup is available on Thursdays.