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Monday, Jan 17, 2011

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NEWS

THE BAND PERRY CONCERT TICKETSNEW

The Band Perry will perform at 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24, in the Ballroom, MAU, with opener Thompson Square. Tickets will be on sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan.18 through Friday, Jan. 21, MAU. Student tickets cost $10 each; up to two tickets may be bought per person at the student price. Additional tickets may be purchased at the General Admission price of $20 each. Pay with cash, credit card or charge it to your u-bill.

EARTH DAY 2011 PLANNING MEETINGNEW

The RRTTC is looking for UNI faculty, students and staff to get involved in the planning and organization of Earth Day 2011. The first brainstorming meeting of the year will be at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26, in the CEEE 115. For more information, visit www.RRTTC.com. If you can't attend and would like to be involved or if you have questions, e-mail rrttc@uni.edu or call 273-3689.

RRTTC CALL FOR PROPOSALS

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.

UNI HEALTH SURVEY

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.

GENETIC INFORMATION NONDISCRIMINATION ACT (GINA)NEW

On Monday, Jan. 10, Title II regulations of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) became effective. This prohibits discrimination in employment based on genetic information. For more information and resources on GINA, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/bestpractices/gina.shtml. For questions on GINA, contact Human Resource Services at 273-2422.

PEPSI VENDING PRICES

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.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP PROGRAM

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.

STUDENT AFFAIRS EMPLOYEES HONORED FOR EXEMPLARY SERVICENEW

The Division of Student Affairs annually recognizes exemplary performance of its staff with the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. The four award recipients honored at the Jan. 6 recognition event were Darla Smith, Deb Bartels, Ruther Dixon and David Schmid. More information can be found at http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs.

LUTHERAN STUDENT CENTER WEEKLY WORSHIPNEW

Looking for a place to worship? Used to a small, hometown congregation? The Lutheran Student Center, located on the corner of College Street and University Avenue, offers a praise and worship service at 9:30 p.m. every Wednesday. The service includes a mix of contemporary and traditional music. All are welcome; you don't have to be Lutheran to hang out at the Lutheran Student Center. E-mail lscunicp@cfu.net with questions.

COURSE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE THROUGH GUIDED INDEPENDENT STUDYNEW

51C:106 Language Acquisition in Children: Birth to 5 Years is now available online via UNI Guided Independent Study (GIS). Enroll at anytime, work at your own pace and take up to nine months to complete the course. More than 75 courses are available via GIS. View the course list and learn more about GIS at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/gis or contact GIS coordinator Karen Cunningham at 273-2123 or karen.cunningham@uni.edu.

2010 GRADUATE REPORTNEW

UNI Career Services has posted the annual graduate report that includes salary data, post-graduation information by major and top employers at http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/gradreport/docs/2009-2010.pdf.

SPECIAL EVENTS

CAMPUS IS INVITED TO DIVERSITY TOWN HALLNEW

One of UNI’s institutional priorities is to value, promote and teach about diversity. To further advance these efforts, President Allen invites students, faculty and staff to the third annual UNI Town Hall Meeting on Diversity from 2 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. This year’s recipients of the Diversity Matters awards also will be honored. A Diversity Fair will take place from noon to 2 p.m., also in Maucker Union. To learn more, visit www.uni.edu/diversity.

MLK DAY CELEBRATION

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).

CITIZENS FOR UNDOING RACISMNEW

An open group meeting titled "Moving Forward to Undo Racism " will take place at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, at Jubilee Resource Center-United Methodist Church, 1621 E. 4th St, Waterloo. Hear about the work that Citizens for Undoing Racism is doing in the community, learn about Undoing Racism workshops and make connections with fellow residents concerned with fighting racism in the Cedar Valley. Entertainment and refreshments also will be provided. For more information, contact Justin Kaleas at 239-7811 or jkaleas@hotmail.com. UNI Public Policy is a co-sponsor.

TRANSFER STUDENT WELCOME LUNCHNEW

If you started at UNI as a transfer student in fall 2010 or spring 2011, come to the Transfer Student Welcome Lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 19, in Ballroom C, MAU. Enjoy free pizza, drinks and cookies while connecting with other UNI transfer students. Contact Kristin Woods with any questions at kristin.woods@uni.edu.

UNI VOLLEYBALL BANQUETNEW

The UNI volleyball banquet will be held at noon, Sunday, Feb. 6, at Fox Ridge Golf Course in Dike. The cost is $20 per person. RSVP by Thursday, Jan. 27 to Michelle Coulter at michelle.coulter@uni.edu or 273-3176.

MAKE A NEW YEAR'S VENDORLUTIONNEW

University Book & Supply, UNI's PRide student organization and the American Association of University Women will host a UNI women's night out, featuring a shopping and philanthropic event called Make a New Year's Vendorlution, from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, on the top floor of UBS. Vendors showcasing their products include The Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Mary Kay and more. Fifteen percent of all proceeds from each vendor will go toward local womens' shelters and research for cancers affecting women. This event is open to the public. For ease, vendors ask that consumers pay in cash. An ATM will be available on site. For more information, contact Sheri Melby at 266-7581or Sara Wesselmann, wesselms@uni.edu, 712-540-3764.

UNI ATHLETICS' WOMEN AT PLAY TO BE HELD JAN. 28NEW

The UNI Panther Scholarship Club and Department of Athletics will host the seventh annual Women At Play fundraiser featuring comedian Buzz Sutherland on Friday, Jan. 28, at Joker’s Comedy Club on Main Street in Cedar Falls. The social and silent auction will commence at 6:30 p.m., including complimentary light hors d’oeuvres and spirits, followed by a short program at 8 p.m. Individual tickets are $40 in advance; a table of four is available for $140. Tickets purchased at the door will be $45. For more information on Buzz, visit http://www.buzzsutherland.com/. All proceeds will benefit the Women At Play Endowment, the UNI female student-athlete scholarship fund. To purchase tickets, contact Elizabeth Hackbarth at 273-2468.

'INTO THE WILD' CAB EVENTNEW

Go "Into the Wild" for CAB's first event of the spring semester from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in the main area, MAU. There will be a live reptile exhibit, SNAKES ALIVE!™, with herpetologoist Tom Kessenich. SNAKES ALIVE!™ lets you interact "up close and personal" to discover firsthand the fascinating world of reptiles. Participants will be able to create their own fish tank (remember, fish are allowed in the residence halls). There also will be lucky bamboo plants and information available on nature topics from student organizations. All CAB events are free. If a student organization or interested persons would like to have a booth at this event, contact Kim Kluesner at kluesnek@uni.edu.

SALSA DANCENEW

Beginning salsa dance lessons will be offered at 7 p.m. and a salsa dance will be held from 8 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Wesley Foundation, 2422 College St. Attire is semiformal. All are welcome. This event is free. Join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/event.php?eid=191267087556158.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

DON'T LIVE IN YOUR PARENTS' BASEMENTNEW

Get ready to launch your career, find your major or gain experience through an internship. Through a combination of training and coaching, you will find success. UNI Career Services is offering multiple sessions to prepare you. Learn more at http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/events/docs/spring11.pdf.

ALC TUTORING (A-TEAM) IN THE ROD LIBRARYNEW

The Academic Learning Center's (ALC) team of interdisciplinary tutors, called the A-Team, resumed Sunday-evening tutoring in Rod Library on Jan. 23. The A-Team provides walk-in tutoring for writing, reading and study strategies, math, and science from 6 to 9 p.m. in the lower level of the library.

HALF-MASTED AUDITIONSNEW

Half-Masted, UNI's improvisational comedy troupe, will hold auditions from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 24, and Tuesday, Jan. 25, in the Elm Room, MAU. Callbacks will be from  4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27. Mandatory practices will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, Jan. 31 through May 8. A UNI performance will take place in April, and other shows before then. More details will be given at the auditions.

VOLUNTEERING IN THE READING & LEARNING CENTERNEW

Do you enjoy helping others succeed? Do you do well in your courses? Need some experience for your resume? Consider volunteering in the Reading & Learning Center. Contact reading and learning coordinator Gina Burkart for more information. gina.burkart@uni.edu.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

WRS JANUARY E-NEWSLETTER

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. 

FITNESS AND LEISURE PROGRAM CLASSESNEW

Get moving in the new year with new fitness classes at the WRC. With more than 60 classes to choose from, there is sure to be a class to meet your needs and goals. New classes include Zumba, Water Boot Camp, From Start to Finish: Your 5k Run, and Eating & Exercise Success. Register now at www.uni.edu/wellrec or stop by WRC 101.

WRS HEALTH BEATNEW

If you're looking for a good place to work out where it's not so congested, consider using the WRS Health Beat in Maucker Union. Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. If you have questions, call 273-2239.

PERSONAL TRAINERSNEW

Let a personal trainer design a program with your specific goals in mind. Trainers are results driven and want you to succeed. Contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167, kristy.leen@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html.

WRS HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICESNEW

Tired of hauling all your workout gear through the snow every day? Health Beat has lockers available for rent by the semester. Sign up today with a fitness supervisor at HB or contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu.

INTUITIVE EATING WORKSHOP

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.

WRS CERTIFICATION CLASSESNEW

The WRS Certifications program offers many classes, including Lifeguard Training, Water Safety Instructor and CPR/AED. Whatever your summer plans, take a WRS class this semester to get prepared. For dates and enrollment, go to www.uni.edu/wellrec/certifications and sign up through MyUniverse. For more information, contact certifications@uni.edu.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS

FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS FOR CREDIT

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 TRAINING

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

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.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

CAB'S ACOUSTIC ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS: HEATH MCNEASENEW

Help kick off the Campus Activities Board's first Acoustic Artist Series of the semester with Heath McNease at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18, in the Hemisphere Lounge behind Chats, MAU. Come enjoy free, live music and coffee deals from Chats during the show. For more information, visit UNI CAB's Facebook page.

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: RANDY GRABOWSKI, TRUMPETNEW

Randy Grabowski, School of Music, will present a trumpet recital with Sean Botkin, piano, at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 25, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.

2011 CLARINET SYMPOSIUMNEW

UNI School of Music faculty artist Amanda McCandless will coordinate the 2011 Clarinet Symposium on Saturday, Jan. 29, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. The event will feature master classes and performances by guest artists Andrew Seigel, clarinet, and Eric Mandat, clarinet. This event is free and open to the public, but does require registration. For more information, call 273-2028.

'DIE FLEDERMAUS'

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.

GBPAC PRESENTS 'SLEEPING BEAUTY' JAN. 22 NEW

The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s, when many of the great dancers and choreographers of the Soviet Union's ballet institutions were exercising their new-found creative freedom by starting new, vibrant companies. Today, the Russian National Ballet Theatre is its own institution, with 50 dancers of singular instruction and vast experience, many of whom have been with the company since its inception. See "Sleeping Beauty" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at the GBPAC. Youth tickets for "Sleeping Beauty" are $1. "Curtain Talk" will begin 45 minutes prior to the start of the show.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

START A BUSINESS 1 WORKSHOPNEW

Learn the procedure for starting a small business and what resources can help in a free workshop from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 24, in BCS 33. Advance registration is required. To register, call 273-5732 or e-mail jpec@uni.edu.

START A BUSINESS 2 WORKSHOPNEW

Learn how to write a business plan. Pre-requisite: Start a Business 1. The workshop will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26, in BCS 33. Free of charge. Advanced registration is required at 273-5732 or jpec@uni.edu.

CLUBS/MEETINGS

UNI ENTREPRENEURS MEETINGNEW

The UNI Entrepreneurs (UNI-E) group will meet at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 25, in BCS 33. Pizza and pop will be provided. The meeting is open to all CEO and SIFE members and students interested in entrepreneurship. For more information, call 273-JPEC or e-mail laurie.watje@uni.edu.

PI SIGMA EPSILON TO HOLD INFORMATIONAL MEETINGSNEW

Pi Sigma Epsilon, the 2010 Student Organization of the Year, will hold informational meetings at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18, and Thursday, Jan. 20, in CBB 126. Students from all majors are encouraged to attend in order to learn more about the nation's only co-ed marketing, sales and management fraternity. For more information, contact Phil Musson at mussonp@uni.edu.

HOW MUCH INFORMATION IS TOO MUCH INFORMATION? THE WIKILEAKS CONTROVERSYNEW

Join the Northern Iowa Democrats, the College Republicans and Young Americans for Liberty at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, in the Hemisphere Lounge, MAU. Discuss whether the First Amendment protects those who disseminate information and if the proposed SHIELD Act is constitutional.

BIGGEST LOSER CLUBNEW

Join the Biggest Loser Club this semester and help support Relay for Life 2011. The cost is $10; half will be donated and the remainder will be awarded to the winners with the highest weight lost percentage. The sign-up deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 25. For more information, contact Henry at henryw@uni.edu or join on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=100142263396225&num_event_invites=0#!/event.php?eid=100142263396225.

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

EXPORT ESSENTIALS FOR IOWA BUSINESSES NEW

Join Patricia Cook for a presentation from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, in BCS 30 to learn about the export services available from the U.S. Department of Commerce in Iowa. Cook serves as an international trade specialist at the Des Moines office of the U.S. Export Assistance Center. Topics include locating distributors and agents, writing an export marketing plan, and tips for international sales success. No registration is required to attend. http://bit.ly/hUQYyO.

FORMER NEW MEXICO GOVERNOR & ENTREPRENEUR GARY JOHNSON SPEAKSNEW

Former New Mexico Governor and entrepreneur Gary Johnson's online lecture "Revenue/Expenditure and Feasibility Analyses" will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 19, in BCS 33. Johnson, who grew a one-man handyman business into the largest construction company in New Mexico, will focus on the importance of doing both revenue/expenditure and feasibility analyses on every project. After his lecture, Johnson will take questions until 8:30 p.m. As governor, Johnson eliminated New Mexico’s budget deficit, cut the rate of growth in state government in half, and left office as one of only four states with a balanced budget. During his term, New Mexico experienced the longest period without a tax increase in the state’s history. Johnson's lecture is sponsored by the UNI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. Questions: 273-JPEC (5732) or jpec@uni.edu.

EXHIBITIONS AND FILMS

'ON THE VERGE' DESIGN PRESENTATIONSNEW

Strayer-Wood Theatre will host design presentations for "On The Verge" at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 25, in Strayer-Wood Theatre. Come learn about the design process and get the inside scoop before seeing the show in February.

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS FOR THE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BIRTHDAY WEEKEND

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 SEMESTER

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.

DINING SPECIALS

BISCOTTI'S LUNCH SPECIALS

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.