Monday, Nov 1, 2010
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Come learn about studying in Russia this summer. Capstone or Non-Western Culture courses are available. Informational sessions will be offered at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27 and Monday, Nov. 1, in SRL 12; and Tuesday, Nov. 9 and Monday, Nov. 15, in SRL 112. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or go to http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad/program.php?id=82&name=capstone_in_russia.
Immerse yourself in the art, culture, history and beauty of Greece this June and earn Capstone credit. Informational meetings are available at noon and 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, and Monday, Nov. 1, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. For more information, contact Bruess at 273-2752 or firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.uni.edu/global/greece.
Ever thought about visiting the U.K. while gaining credit? UNI Study Abroad is offering a new Capstone in England and Scotland. Find more information at http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad or come to the information sessions at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 1, in GIL 009 or 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12, in GIL 025.
Interested in learning more about different cultures? Do you want opportunities to meet people from other countries? The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) seeks volunteers to be matched with international students. Partners meet one hour weekly to speak English with an international student. Interested? Visit www.uni.edu/ciep or the CIEP office in BAK 56. If you have questions, call 273-3410 or e-mail email@example.com.
The upcoming Multicultural Student Leadership Retreat will focus on developing the following areas: professionalism, communication, group dynamics, cultural competence and civic engagement to create change in your community. The retreat will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6. Sign up at the CME or online at www.uni.edu/cme.
The Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement is accepting applications to support spring 2011 interns. The Koob Fund exists to provide financial assistance to students interning at nonprofit organizations in Iowa. Awards up to $2,000 are available for undergraduate students and $3,000 for graduate students. The deadline for applications is Friday, Nov. 12. For more information, visit http://www.uni-foundation.org/page.aspx?id=lotw36p87 or contact Julianne Gassman at 273-2264 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up a team for St. Jude's Up til Dawn event from 2 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the West Gym. Volunteers are needed to send letters to friends and family. There will be free food and a Buffalo Wild Wings wing eating contest. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/studentorgs/uptildawn or email@example.com.
As part of the UNI United Way campaign to "give, advocate and volunteer," join other UNI volunteers at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank between 9 a.m. and noon, Saturday, Nov. 6. For directions, visit www.northeastiowafoodbank.org/managed/index.asp. Contact Pat Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-2333 for more information.
Need help with studying? Stressed about taking the PPST exam? Too busy during the week to go to the Reading & Learning Center? Come to the second floor of the Rod Library (near the metal art display) from 7 to 10 p.m., Sunday evenings and work with an academic coach.
The Student Reading Association (SRA) will host a Scholastic Book Fair in the SEC lobby, Nov. 1 through 5. The fair will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday. Stop by and support SRA. For more information, contact Sarah Heddinger at email@example.com.
Bowl with UNI Proud from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo. The cost is $8 in advance, $10 at the door, for shoe rental and two hours of bowling. Pizza, pop and hotdogs will be available for purchase. This event is open to students, faculty, staff and the community. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UNI Public Relations Student Society of America will host a benefit breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Wesley Foundation in Cedar Falls. Tickets are $5 if bought before the event and $7 the day of. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society and professional activities for PRSSA members.
Beginner salsa dance lessons will be offered at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Wesley Foundation, 2422 College St. Semiformal dress recommended. Cost: one can of food for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=156275881074331.
Colleges Against Cancer will sell precut handprints for a $1 donation to honor/remember children who have been affected by cancer. To participate, stop by the information table between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in the SEC lobby. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. For more information, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guest artist Roger Chase will present a viola master class at 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in Room 30, GBPAC. Born in London, violist Roger Chase studied at the Royal College of Music and has played as a soloist or chamber musician in major cities throughout the U.K., U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan, the Middle East, India, most of Eastern and all of Western Europe, and Scandinavia. This event is free and open to the public.
A workshop in Credit and Identity Theft for Business Owners will be offered from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2, in BCS 33. Avance registration is required. Call 273-5732 or e-mail email@example.com.
The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 8, at the UNI Museum to discuss "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova. Alice is a Harvard professor beset by Alzheimer's disease. Guest speaker is Bev McCadam, an Alzheimer's support volunteer. All are welcome, having read the book or not. The Museum is handicap accessible.
A workshop on attitude will be offered from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, in SEC 323. FISH! is an approach to the workplace that looks at how one's attitude can make the workplace a more rewarding place. The concept was developed by the people who run Seattle's world-famous Pike Place Fish Market. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Leadership Studies at 273-6898.
Investigative writer, activist and public interest organization consultant John Stauber will speak at UNI at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 8, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. His lecture, "Toxic Sludge Is Good for You: How Propagandists Manage Democracy," is part of the Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series. Stauber will discuss a wide range of topics that illustrate the influence of unethical public relations practices, including how toxic sludge becomes "organic compost" for gardens, how BP has tried to position itself as an environmental leader, and how news "echo chambers" reinforce political and social biases favorable to sponsors and advertisers. The event is free and open to the public. The Hearst Lecture Series is sponsored by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the Department of Communication Studies. For more information, contact Chris Martin, professor of communication studies, at 273-7155, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Johanna Foster, Ph.D., and Kimran Buckholz, Ph.D., from Wartburg College will discuss their research project involving bison and plant communities at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center, located on West 27th Street, one-quarter mile west of the McLeod Center. Part of the project involves looking at bison feces and using DNA extraction to determine the gender of the animal to hopefully better understand bison sexual segregation. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, email@example.com, or 273-3828.
Start a Business I & II workshop will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, in BCS 33. Advance registration is required. Call 273-5732 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Spotlight Series Concert: Instrumental Concerto Competition will be held at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 1, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This showcase features talented student finalists competing for the title of Instrumental Concerto Competition winner, and the opportunity to perform as soloist with a School of Music large ensemble in the spring. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.
The UNI Jazz Panthers, under the direction of Robert Washut, will offer a fall concert with UNI Jazz Band III at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.
Half-Masted, UNI's improv comedy troupe, will offer improvised sketches and games galore, with a guest appearance by Gar-Kro 3000: not Gary Kroeger, but an incredible simulation. The shows are at 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 4, 5 and 6. A family-friendly matinee will be at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6. The troupe members are: Mitch Ellison, Amy Finch, Drew Hingten, Nate Konrardy, Alex Popinga, Tanner Randall, Tonia Tessum, Joe Veltri and Lauren Dunn. For more information, visit http://www.half-masted.com.
Visiting artist David Thompson will present a horn recital from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Thompson is the solo horn of the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra in Spain and is also the horn professor at Escuela Superior de Música de Cataluña in Spain. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Dmitri Vorobiev will present a piano recital featuring the work of Ludwig van Beethoven at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Vorobiev plans to perform all piano works of Beethoven in a concert series beginning with this recital. This event is free and open to the public.
The Northern Iowa Wind Symphony will offer its fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artists Mark Votapek, cello, and Ralph Votapek, piano, will present a recital at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL Hall. Mark Votapek is assistant professor of cello at the University of Arizona School of Music and has served as principal cellist of the Honolulu Symphony and associate principal cellist of the Saint Louis Symphony. Pianist Ralph Votapek has made hundreds of appearances with major American orchestras; partnered by such legendary conductors as Rafael Kubelik, William Steinberg and Erich Leinsdorf; and is professor emeritus of piano at the Michigan State University College of Music. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNITUBA Ensembles will offer a fall recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artists Roger Chase, viola, and Michiko Otaki, piano, will present a recital at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Chase is a celebrated viola soloist and chamber musician who has performed in major cities throughout the U.K., U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan, the Middle East and more. Otaki, who regularly collaborates with Chase, is a stellar pianist who has recorded and toured with the Slovak Sinfonietta, Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic, Brno Chamber Soloists and the Pilsen Philharmonic. This event is free and open to the public.
Mike Shaw, a contemporary Christian vocalist, will perform at the Riverview Conference Center in Cedar Falls. All proceeds will benefit the Waverly Health Center Birthing Center. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $15 for college students, $20 for the general public and $50 for a pack of four. The concert is organized by Public Relations Campaign Methods.
Open to men and women, registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 1 through 3, in WRC Room 161. The meet will be held at 8:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 7, at the WRC pool. For more information, call 273-7262.
The Student Health Clinic is offering seasonal influenza vaccinations for students, faculty and staff. The 2,500 student vaccinations are free of charge. The vaccines are available on a first-come, first-served basis. See a schedule of vaccination clinics at http://www.uni.edu/health/.
A Higher Learning Commission review team will be on campus Monday, Nov. 8 through Friday,Nov. 10, as part of UNI's reaccreditation process. Student participation is critical. Learn how you can help at
Every employer looks for evidence of good communication skills on a job applicant's resume. The spring 2011 course in Workplace Communication (620:102g) offers non-hypothetical experience in on-the-job communication. The spring 2011 course in Projects & Careers (620:177g) offers non-hypothetical experience in leading and managing workplace communication projects. Contact email@example.com for information on waiving prerequisites. Details are available at http://www.uni.edu/professional-writing/pwmoreinformation.
Do you want curbside recycling in Cedar Falls? If so, show your support at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 8, at City Hall. Help the UNI CurbSiders persuade the City Council to start a curbside recycling program.
The graduate program in public policy will be moving from BAK 30 to SAB 309 in December. Stop by and visit public policy's new home in January.
What is your opinion of dining services on this campus? Take the four-minute survey this week and have some influence on future levels of service. Evaluate more than one dining venue and increase your chances to win one of the $50 Dining Dollar prizes. Link to the survey at http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/survey.htm. The login number is 124 (followed by your UNI ID number).
Under the sponsorship of UNI’s Diversity Council, the next Town Hall Meeting on Diversity will be held Thursday, Jan. 20, in the afternoon. Exact time and details will be announced soon. All UNI community members are invited to help UNI reach its vision of a campus where diversity enriches every aspect of campus life. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The new WRS Wellness e-Newsletter is available at www.uni.edu/wellrec. Follow the link on the homepage to check out November events and get updates on Wellness and Recreation Services programs.
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 today at http://www.facebook.com/unifinancialaid.
The Thanksgiving Food Drive will run through Friday, Nov. 19. All donations will benefit the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Drop-off centers include the Wesley Foundation at 2422 College St. and the Student Involvement and Activities Center (SIAC) on the second floor of Maucker Union. Join us on Facebook at
Join UNI Society for Human Resource Management at 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, in CBB 1 & 3 and meet Debra Damage who will talk about the "Happiness Effect" in the workplace. Snacks will be provided. For more information about this event or UNI SHRM, contact Mellany Shipton at email@example.com.
"Action Is Eloquence," art exhibition is the third in a yearlong series of events featuring UNI Department of Art alumni titled "Time is Ripe." Participants include: Bruce Charlesworth (B.A. '72); Dawn Gettler (B.F.A. '03); Karla Hackenmiller (B.F.A. '93); and Tom Mueske (B.F.A. '05). Artist’s lectures will be presented in Room 111, KAB South. Charlesworth will speak at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 1; Gettler and Mueske will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2.
Campus Activities Board presents "Inside Iraq: The Untold Story," at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, in the Ballroom, MAU. Armed with a video camera, a homemade press pass and a single phone number, amateur filmmaker Mike Shiley chronicles a two-month journey inside Iraq uncovering the reality of life beyond the spin about the U.S. and Iraqi militaries and the Iraqi people. A Q & A session with Shiley will be at 9 p.m. Three UNI student veterans will also share their personal experiences. For more information, visit www.insideIraqthemovie.com.