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Monday, Jan 23, 2012

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NEWS

DIVERSITY TOWN HALL & FAIR NEW

Under the sponsorship of the President's Diversity Council, the annual Town Hall Meeting on Diversity will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Commons Ballroom.  A Diversity Fair will be held prior to the Town Hall Meeting from 1 to 2 p.m., in the Georgian Lounge and Porch. Heather Hackman from St. Cloud University will be the guest speaker. A detailed agenda will be shared with campus prior to the meeting. 

MICHAEL HAGER NAMED VP FOR ADMINISTRATION & FINANCIAL SERVICESNEW

Michael Hager has been named vice president for administration and financial services at UNI, pending official approval by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Hager is currently the assistant vice president for student affairs and executive director of residence at UNI. He will assume his new duties on Jan. 23. For more information about his appointment, vist UNI's newsroom.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA TWITTER FEEDNEW

University Relations recently renamed the university Twitter feed to @northerniowa. Current followers don't need to make any changes and the same type of university information and tweets will continue to be shared. Faculty, staff and students who are not currently followers are encouraged to join @northerniowa to learn more about life at UNI.

CAROL PETERSEN APPOINTED INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF RESIDENCENEW

Carol Petersen, current director of dining services, has been named interim executive director of residence, effective Jan. 23. She replaces Michael Hager who has been named UNI vice president for administration and financial services. Petersen has served in her current role since 2008. She has more than 25 years of professional experience in her field and serves as president of the Midwest Region of the National Association of College & University Food Service. She will serve until a permanent replacement is selected and will continue to supervise Dining Services.

FOOD ALLERGY SURVEYNEW

A survey of college students with food allergies will be conducted in hopes of gaining a better understanding of their experiences with college dining centers. The study is “College and University Dining Experiences of Food Allergy Sufferers” (IRB ID# 11-455). Your participation is requested.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

WELCOMING DIVERSITY WORKSHOP SERIES

The Welcoming Diversity Workshop series is a campus initiative for all students, faculty and staff. Session one, "Building an Inclusive Campus," is an interactive three-hour program offered from 4 to 7 p.m., Jan. 25; from 1 to 4 p.m., Feb. 10; and from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., Feb. 23. Registration is now open. The workshops will be led by faculty and staff facilitators from the UNI Campus Coalition Builders. For more information, contact the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.

STUDENT BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION DEADLINENEW

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.

KAPPA DELTA PI T-SHIRT SALENEW

T-shirts and related items will be on sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 24 and 25, in the Schindler second-floor lobby. Many items are marked down. Proceeds will benefit the educational and service projects of UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society.

INTERPRETERS THEATRE AUDITIONSNEW

Auditions for "Brother Wolf" will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the Interpreters Theatre, 040 LNG. Audition materials will be provided and individuals auditioning will be asked to sing. Performance dates are March 29 through 31. Blending folklore, myth, bluegrass music and mountain religion, "Brother Wolf" is an Appalachian adventure tale based on the story of Beowulf. For more information, email Emily Eisenman or Paul Siddens.

STUDY ABROAD IN SOUTH KOREANEW

The Study Abroad Center is sponsoring a presentation on studying abroad at Korea University, Sejong Campus (KU). The KU exchange program manager will visit campus to talk about student opportunities. KU offers foreign exchange students more than 100 courses in English. Qualified exchange students can participate in the International Town at Sejong Program (ITS) where they partake in a number of cultural experiences and are guaranteed scholarship for airfare, room and board plus a stipend. The presentation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 27, in 009 GIL.

CENTER FOR HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE EDUCATION STUDENT BOOK READING GROUPNEW

This semester the CHGE Student Book Reading Group will discuss Ismael Beah’s "A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier," a 2008 memoir about the 11-year civil war in Sierra Leone and the scourge and rehabilitation of child soldiers. The discussion session will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, in 11 LNG. Copies of the book will be provided for a $5 deposit, which is refundable upon participation in the discussion. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Stephen Gaies

UNI DANCE MARATHON DODGEBALL TOURNAMENTNEW

UNI Dance Marathon will host its first Dodgeball Tournament from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, in gyms 5-7, upper level WRC. The tournament will consist of teams of six and cost is $5 per person, due at arrival. Registration forms can be picked up in the Student Involvement Activity Center, in the upper level of Maucker Union, and are due no later than Thursday, Jan. 26.

REGISTER FOR HYDRAULIC TRAINING WORKSHOPSNEW

There is still time to register for this four-and-a-half day intensive hydraulics training course. The workshop offers classroom learning activities, hands-on activities and experiments in the laboratory. The course fee includes instructors, reference materials, manuals, five continental breakfasts and four lunches.

WEB & SMALL BUSINESS MARKETINGNEW

Learn about Web and small business marketing from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1 or from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2. Both sessions are held in 33 BCS. Advance registration is required. Email JPEC or call 273-5732.

CEDAR VALLEY BARCAMP - AN UNCONFERENCE, WRAPPED IN A FORUM, WRAPPED IN A NETWORKING EVENTNEW

BarCamp is an un-conference where participants set the agenda. It's a not-to-be-missed opportunity for creative, technology and entrepreneurial types to exchange ideas. Just read an awesome book? Want feedback on your next great idea? Lead a session, or sit back and learn. There is a fee of $5 which includes food, a T-shirt and valuable networking time. This event will be held on Feb. 3 and 4, at the BCS.

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM PREPARATION WORKSHOP

Consider presenting or performing at the 5th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium. Attend a Research Symposium Informational Workshop to learn about the types of presentations at the symposium, benefits of presenting your research, helpful tips for presenting, judging criteria, prize information and how to begin preparing for the symposium. Workshops will take place at noon, Wednesday, Jan. 25, in 109A CME and at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the State College Room, MAU.

SALSA DANCENEW

Learn Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Cha Cha, Reggaeton and more from 7 to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Wesley Foundation, 2422 College St., Cedar Falls. A $1 donation is appreciated. Salsa dance lessons are from 7 to 8 p.m.; semi-formal dress is recommended. For more information, contact Henry Williams or visit the Facebook page.

LIKE THE ROD LIBRARY AND WIN PRIZESNEW

Have you "liked" the library on Facebook yet? If not, you've missed events, announcements, contests and prizes. A new contest begins soon. So, "like" the library and join the fun on its Facebook page.

START A BUSINESS I

Learn how to start a small business, from 3 to 5 p.m., Jan. 23, in 33 BCS.  This workshop will cover legal structure, regulations, insurance, taxes and financing. Advance registration is required. Email John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center or call  273-5732.

START A BUSINESS II

Learn how to write a business plan from 3 to 5 p.m., Jan. 25, in 33 BCS. How to Start a Business I workshop is a required pre-requisite. Advance registration is required. Email John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center or call  273-5732.

UNIBUSINESS DIVERSITY CASE COMPETITION

UNIBusiness will hold its first Diversity Case Competition Jan. 25-26 with $5,000 in prizes for winning teams (prize money will be distributed through the Office of Student Financial Aid). Three-to-four-member teams must consist of at least two business majors. Teams may register starting at noon, Jan. 13. Only the first 18 teams to register will be allowed to compete.

UNI VOLLEYBALL BANQUET

UNI Volleyball will celebrate the 2011 season at a banquet at noon, Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Fox Ridge Golf Course in Dike. The cost is $20 per person. RSVP to Michelle Coulter or call 273-3176 by Tuesday, Jan. 24.

LIVE LIKE A STUDENT

Do you have a budget? Have you thought about your short-term and long-term goals? Do you understand how financial decisions you make today can affect your future? Do you know what it really means to live like a student? The Office of Financial Aid can help answer these questions. Register for a three-week non-credit course that dives into areas such as: budgeting, financial aid, credit and identity protection. Courses begin Feb. 6 and 7. The course is free and you have a chance to win a $500 scholarship. Questions? Contact Liz Hoium, financial aid, at 273-6395.

TIME MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

The College Reading and Learning Center will offer a workshop, "Seven Habits of Highly Effective Students: Time Management," from 1 to 1:50 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, in 035 ITTC. This workshop will help students learn time management strategies. Register online or call 273-2361. The workshop is free to any enrolled UNI student.

RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY FUND

The Intercollegiate Academics Fund (IAF) provides funds to cover research and creative activity expenses for students. Upcoming application deadlines include Feb. 2 and March 1. Students who have been invited to perform, compete or present their research at a conference or intercollegiate event may also apply for travel funds through IAF.

OPEN HOUSE DEMONSTRATIONS

The UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club will hold open house demonstrations Monday through Thursday, this week and next week. Stop by and visit the classes.

CLUBS/MEETINGS

UNI-SHRM FIRST MEETING OF THE SEMESTERNEW

Join UNI-SHRM for its first meeting of the semester at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, in 121 CBB. Plans for the spring semester will be discussed as well as the benefits of being a SHRM member. All majors are welcome. For more information, email Eric.

UNI AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB MEETINGNEW

Join the UNI American Sign Language Club at its first meeting of the spring semester at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the State College Room, MAU. Open to all UNI students regardless of hearing status or signing ability.

CHEMISTRY CLUB'S FIRST MEETINGNEW

UNI's chemistry club, ACS, will host its first meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, in 201 MSH. Upcoming events will be discussed; including MarCHEMadness, an intradepartmental competition. Free pizza will be provided. Email Chelsea Meier to join the listserv.

EVOLUTION CLUB MEETING: ARSENIC BASED LIFENEW

Join a discussion of the paper, "Arsenic Based Life," that recently had scientists in an uproar. The Evolution Club meeting will be at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, in 103 MSH.

NORTHERN IOWA ANIME ASSOCIATIONNEW

Love Anime? Join the Northern Iowa Anime Association. The association meets at 4 p.m., every Saturday, in 115 SRL. Come for fun, friends and Anime. For more information, email Chance.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

FITNESS FOR THE NEW YEARNEW

Wellness & Recreation Services offers a personal training program for students, faculty, staff and spouses. Hiring a personal trainer is a valuable tool to improve your health and fitness. You'll receive a program tailored to your goals, along with motivation and accountability. There are a variety of sessions to meet your needs. For more information or to enroll, contact Kristy Leen or Erin Nielsen.

REGISTER FOR GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

Fitness classes are filling up fast, register now online or in 101 WRC. If you have any problems registering, call 273-6275. Check out some of the new classes: Ultimate X-Training, Ultimate H2O X-Training, Booty Call and Machines, Muscles and more.

INTRAMURAL 4 ON 4 SUNDAY EVENING VOLLEYBALL
WANT TO BE A PERSONAL TRAINER?

Looking to build your resume, develop communication and people skills and gain valuable work experience? Sign up for the WRS Personal Training instructor course. An informational meeting will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27, in 155 WRC, and classes begin Monday, Jan. 30. To enroll or for more information, contact Kristy Leen or Erin Nielsen.

FOCUS ON FITNESS WORKSHOP

Want to begin an exercise program, but don't know where or how to start? Focus on Fitness workshop will teach you the basics of an exercise program and how to design your own plan based on your specific goals. The workshop will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, in 204 WRC. Cost is $15. Available to students, faculty, staff and spouses. To sign up or for more information, contact Erin Nielsen.

INTUITIVE EATING WORKSHOP

This six-week workshop is especially designed for the chronic dieter. Particpants will learn how to reject the diet mentality, deal with emotional eating, honor hunger, stop eating when satisfied and normalize the relationship with food. For more information or to register, email Joan Thompson or call 273-2137.

DINING SPECIALS

GODFATHER'S PIZZA EXPRESS, NOW AT THE 23RD STREET MARKET

The 23rd Street Market is now featuring a new Godfather's Pizza Express. Later this month, TC will help kick off the Grand Opening Week, Jan. 23 through 27. Stop by for high-fives, free samples and a chance to win free pizza for a year.

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.