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Monday, Nov 15, 2010

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HOURS

PANTHER SHUTTLE/SAFE RIDE HOURS
CHATS THANKSGIVING HOURSNEW

Chats in Maucker Union will be open the following hours during the week of Thanksgiving, Nov. 22 through 26: 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday; closed Thursday through Sunday; reopens at 7 a.m., Monday, Nov. 29. The menu includes a reduced bakery selection in addition to two sandwich choices and one salad entrée choice.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

PANTHER CHALLENGE - WIN AN iPAD

Scan your UNI ID at the following sporting events and become eligible to win a 16GB iPad or a gift card to University Book & Supply: UNI Volleyball at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12; UNI Football at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13; and UNI Basketball at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16.

STUDENT ADMISSIONS AMBASSADORS APPLICATIONS

Love UNI? Want to share it with others? Check out SAA. The Student Admissions Ambassadors (SAA) invite you to apply for the spring 2011 semester. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19. Applications can be accessed at http://www.uni.edu/admissions/saa/membership.html.

MULTICULTURAL TEACHING ALLIANCE WILL HOST A MULTICULTURAL TEACHERS' RECEPTION

The Multicultural Teaching Alliance, an organization of undergraduate education majors, will host a multicultural teachers' reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, in the Georgian Lounge, COM. This event brings together teachers from the community who are dedicated to multicultural education.

ARE YOU A FAN OF FOX TELEVISION'S SHOW 'LIE TO ME'?NEW

If you have seen five or more episodes of “Lie to Me," consider participating in a one-on-one interview to collect data for a Master's research paper exploring deception detection. Interviews will be schedule based on participant availability. E-mail Shannon Erb at shannon.erb@uni.edu for more information.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR SOURCES IN THE LIBRARYNEW

Working on an annotated bibliography or a critical review paper? Wish you had someone in the library who could help you understand your sources after you find them? Find an A-Team reading tutor in the library from 7 to 10 p.m. on Sundays to help you read the research you gather.

NEWS

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP PROGRAM

Learn about another culture. Share about your own. The Culture and Intensive English Program is seeking families to host international students as part of the International Friendship Program. Families must be willing to commit to bringing an international student into their home at least once per month for conversation or a hot meal. If you're interested, e-mail ciepactivities@uni.edu or print an application from http://www.uni.edu/ciep/ciepfamiliesandfriendsp.html.

NORTHEAST IOWA FOOD BANK DRIVE AT ESSENTIALSNEW

Help support the Northeast Iowa Food Bank by dropping off canned goods or donating money at Essentials in Maucker Union now through Nov. 30. Help surpass last year's donation of 130 pounds of food and $266. Each dollar raised buys $11 worth of groceries. Look for special discounts with each donation level met at Essentials.

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES NEWSLETTERNEW

The November 2010 newsletter from Student Disability Services has been posted online. Read about upcoming events to help students find employment, tips on discussing tough topics and more. Read the newsletter at http://www.uni.edu/sds/StudentNews.shtml.

UNI WIRELESS SATISFACTION SURVEYNEW

A fellow student needs help in completing an assessment project. Please complete a short survey on wireless services provided by ITS Network Services. Go to MyUniverse and click the link under Current Announcements.

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

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
http://www.facebook.com/?sk=events#!/event.php?eid=146189088759416.

RECLAIM YOUR HOLIDAYS

Find tips for reclaiming your holidays and making them green at the Center for Energy and Environmental Education's website and Facebook page...plus, share your own tips and stories. For more information, visit www.reclaimyourholidays.org or http://on.fb.me/aMiwqC.

ORDER COOKIE DOUGH FROM PANTHER PANTRYNEW

Eleven flavors of frozen cookie dough are available from Fresh Beginnings, the UNI bakery. The 3.5- pound tubs should make 3.5 dozen cookies and are priced $7.99 to $15.99 per tub. Orders can be placed on the Panther Pantry website from Tuesday, Nov. 16 through Wednesday, Dec. 15. For more information, visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/cart/shop.cgi?master_id=1.

SPECIAL EVENTS

CUPCAKE DAY 2010: BECAUSE EVERYONE DESERVES A BIRTHDAY, BORN AND UNBORN

UNI Right to Life will offer free cupcakes to students and faculty at the following times and locations: from 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the front lobby, SEC; and from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov. 17, second floor, Lang Hall. For more information about UNI Right to Life, visit http://unirtl.weebly.com/.

2010 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEKNEW

Join International Programs in celebrating 2010 International Education Week, Nov. 14 through 19. Experience other cultures' music, movies, food, traditions, sports and more. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.uni.edu/internationalprograms.

UNI FCA EVENT TONIGHTNEW

UNI Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a campus organization open to all students. Large-group events happen at 8 p.m. in the West Gym on Mondays, Nov. 15 and Dec. 6. Events include guest speakers, a fun activity and drawings to win a prize. For more information, visit "UNI FCA" on Facebook or e-mail unifca@teamfca.com.

FOCUS ON BRAZILNEW

The UNI International Club of Business Students (ICBS) and UNI Global Associates will host the exhibition "Focus on Brazil" from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, in CBB 1 &3. This exhibition aims to expose Brazilian culture to students in hope of understanding why Brazil has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Also, the UNI Capoeira Sport Club will perform at 5:15 p.m. and there will be Brazilian food. This free event is open to all. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123977004330149.

GROUNDBREAKING EVENT WEDNESDAY CELEBRATES NEW APARTMENTSNEW

The campus community is invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Department of Residence apartment complex being constructed south of Redeker Center. The event will begin at 11:15 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, south of Redeker Center, overlooking the construction site (Shull Hall if the event needs to be moved inside). Apartment units for 204 students will be built in the initial phase, which will be ready for occupancy in fall 2012. The project webcam is at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/webcam/dor/apt-complex-webcam.asp.

DINING FOR DOLLARS, A BENEFIT FOR THE NORTHEAST IOWA FOOD BANKNEW

It's estimated that one in eight Iowans goes to bed hungry. This holiday season, you can make a difference in an easy and fun way. Dining for Dollars, a fundraiser for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Electric Park Ballroom, in Waterloo. The event will consist of a meal, live music, prizes and various speakers from the Cedar Valley community. Purchase tickets by Thursday, Nov. 25 for a discount. More information and tickets are available a http://diningfordollarsneifb.eventbrite.com/.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS

HOLIDAYS ON A BUDGET

Looking forward to holiday shopping but don't know where the money will come from? The Holidays on a Budget workshop will help you create and stick to a holiday budget that works for you. The workshop will offer tips for not overspending during the holidays and how to set spending limits. The workshop will be offered multiple times during the week before Thanksgiving break. To register, visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start&admin_group=FINAID.

UNI COUNSELOR EDUCATION PROGRAMS' STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL

Kris Meyer, a motivational storyteller, will present The Power of Storytelling at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, in SEC 323. Meyer has more than 25 years of storytelling experience. Come learn how storytelling can be used to make connections, build relationships, create meaningful counseling sessions and teach about life to all ages. Free and open to all.

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINARNEW

Robert McKay of the Iowa Geological and Water Survey will discuss a geologic structure near Decorah that may have been caused by a meteorite impact at 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, in LAT 125.

LEARN ABOUT BLINDNESSNEW

Ken Murphy, who is blind, will speak at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, in CME 109AB. Murphy will share personal experiences about overcoming obstacles as a blind person.

FOSSILS OF OUR HUMAN ANCESTORSNEW

The UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers will host a lecture about the fossil evidence for hominid evolution by Tyler O'Brien, UNI anthropology, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, in ITTC 334. The discussion and presentation will focus on fossils of recent human ancestors, such as Australopithecus and Homo erectus.

PROGRAM CANCELEDNEW

"What Inspires You?" scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the University Museum has been canceled.

PERFORMING ARTS

CHAMBER WIND PLAYERS

The UNI Chamber Wind Players will offer a fall recital at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

NORTHWIND QUINTET

The Northwind Quintet will offer a fall recital at 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, featuring UNI School of Music faculty artists Tom Barry, oboe; Amanda McCandless, clarinet; David Rachor, bassoon; and Yu-Ting Su, horn. This event is free and open to the public.

UNI HORN CHOIR

The UNI Horn Choir will offer a fall recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

UNI SYMPHONIC BAND AND NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The UNI Symphonic Band and the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will present a fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

UNI STUDENT COMPOSERS CONCERT

The UNI School of Music student composers will showcase their work in this fall recital at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

CHOPIN BONANZA #3 - FEATURING UNI PIANO STUDENTS

Chopin Bonanza #3 will be held at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. In a continuing celebration of the 200th anniversary of Chopin's birth, faculty artist Dmitri Vorobiev will coordinate this third and final recital in a series of performances featuring student musicians from the piano studio at UNI. This event is free and open to the public.

DRUMLINE LIVE AT GALLAGHER-BLUEDORNNEW

DrumLine Live will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, at the GBPAC. With riveting rhythms, bold beats and ear-grabbing energy, this show is a synchronized musical showcase of the historically black colleges and universities marching band tradition. Incorporating original compositions and soul-infused interpretations of Top 40 hits, group performances will range from colorful, choreographed routines to heavy doses of drum riffs and cadences. For tickets, visit any UNItix location, call 273-4TIX or visit www.gbpac.org.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR MEN'S GLEE CLUB CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOWSNEW

The UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club Christmas Variety Shows will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3, and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. The Glee Club men will perform holiday favorites and beautiful winter songs. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

MEETINGS/CLUBS

SUPPORT SEEDS OF HOPENEW

Members of the business communications class at UNI will host an informational booth from 1 to 8 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 15 through 17, MAU, to support Seeds of Hope, a domestic abuse and sexual assault agency. Donations will be accepted.

NSTA MEETINGNEW

If you are a K-12 science education major, come join the UNI chapter of National Science Teachers Association for a meeting at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, in MSH 103. This will be the last meeting of the semester. The group will tour the Planetarium and discuss future plans for spring semester. For more information, e-mail jensenb@uni.edu.

UNI AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB MEETINGNEW

The UNI American Sign Language Club's next meeting will be at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the University Room, MAU. Nancy Moothart, itinerant teacher of the hearing impaired from AEA 267, will speak. Open to all students regardless of hearing status or signing ability. Check us out on Facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=130614202380&ref=ts or just search for UNI ASL Club in "Groups."

EXHIBITIONS AND FILMS

'ACTION IS ELOQUENCE'NEW

"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). For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/Calendar.html.

'STONES TO SCHOOLS'NEW

A short film describing Greg Mortensen's school projects in Afghanistan and Pakistan will be shown at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the lounge by the leisure pool in the WRC. Funded by Pennies for Peace.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

FINAL FLU SHOT CLINIC SCHEDULED NOV. 17NEW

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/.

INTRAMURAL 5-ON-5 CO-REC INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENTNEW

Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 29 through Dec. 1, in WRC 161. Open to students, faculty and staff. The tournament costs $20 per team with a two-game guarantee and is limited to the first eight teams to register. Game day is at 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5, at the WRC South Courts. For more information, call 273-7262.

DOWNHILL SKIING IN STEAMBOAT SPRINGSNEW

Break into the New Year by skiing at Colorado's second largest ski resort. Steamboat Springs offers skiing for all abilities. From freshly groomed trails to double black diamond chutes, Steamboat Springs will keep you on your toes. Package includes: Transportation, lodging, lift ticket, and good times. For more information, see www.uni.edu/wellrec/outdoor_recreation/index.html.