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Monday, Nov 5, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

FREE SCHOLARSHIP HELP SESSIONSNEW

Free scholarship help sessions for the undergraduate UNIversity Scholarship Application will be offered on the following dates and times: from 2 to 3 p.m.,Tuesday, Nov. 13, in 138 ITTC; from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, in 136 ITTC; and from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, in 136 ITTC. Stop in for helpful tips and guidance on completing your application for 2013-14 scholarships. For more information, visit the financial aid website. www.uni.edu/finaid

GENERAL ELECTION VOTINGNEW

Gilchrist Hall has been designated as a polling location for the Nov. 6 general election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Certain parking meters on the west side of Gilchrist Hall will be designated for voters only. Questions may be directed to Milissa Wright at 273-2712.

RA RECRUITMENT & SELECTION, 2013-2014 NEW

The Department of Residence is seeking resident assistants for the 2013-2014 academic year. RAs receive compensated room and board, and a $1,200 stipend.  Applications go "live" on Nov. 5 and are accepted through Jan. 17.  Visit the DOR website www.uni.edu/dor/raapplication to learn more and apply. For more information, contact Ashley Hartnett. Ashley.hartnett@uni.edu 

EXPECT HEAVY TRAFFIC FOR IHSAA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFSNEW

There will be heavy traffic around the UNI-Dome on game days of the Iowa High School Athletic Association football playoffs. The dates most affected are Nov. 8 through 10 and Nov. 15 and 16. Game schedules are posted online. http://www.iahsaa.org/football/index.html

NOMINATE YOUR PROFESSORNEW

University Book and Supply is sponsoring an "Outstanding Teaching Award" for non-tenured, tenure-track faculty. Assistant and associate professors who haven't received tenure are eligible. Visit the provost's website for information on how to nominate your professor. Deadline is Nov. 30. http://www.uni.edu/provost/university-book-supply-outstanding-teaching-award

'ASK A VETERAN' PANEL DISCUSSIONNEW

The UNI Veteran’s Association will host an "Ask a Veteran" panel from noon to 1 p.m.,  Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Ballroom C, MAU. This event will be an opportunity for members of the UNI community to speak directly with student veterans about their military and post-military experiences.

VETERANS DAY EVENTS PLANNEDNEW

Several events are planned to celebrate Veterans Day at UNI. On Thursday, Nov. 8, students, faculty and staff are invited to meet outside of Maucker Union (doors facing Rod Library) to tie yellow ribbons around campus trees. A flag ceremony will take place at 12:45 p.m., Nov. 9, outside the West Gym. A reception will follow inside the West Gym.

SUBMIT PROPOSALS FOR STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCENEW

The Student Involvement Center is requesting proposals for presentations at the Student Leadership Conference on Jan. 26. The proposals will be for 30-minute sessions on a variety of topics. Choose your own topic or select one of the suggested topics. Submit proposals by Friday, Nov. 16, at the Student Involvement Center or by email. leadership@uni.edu For further information and to see the suggested topics, send an email. leadership@uni.edu

WHAT CAN YOU AFFORD? BUDGETING FOR ON- OR OFF-CAMPUS LIVINGNEW

Are you planning to live in an apartment or house next year? If yes, attend "What Can You Afford? Budgeting for On- or Off-Campus Living." Whether you're planning to live on or off campus, this workshop will cover establishing a budget and what you need to know before signing a lease. Attend the workshop from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, in 102 Towers Seminar Room or Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Shull Hall Rec Room.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENTNEW

The federal government is one of the largest employers in the U.S. With a unique hiring process, getting hired for a government job creates challenges not faced in other fields. Learn about available job opportunities, job search strategies and federal resumes at 3 p.m.,Tuesday, Nov. 6, in 115 SRL. For more information, contact Isabela Varela. isabela.varela@uni.edu

BE UNIQUE, STUDY BUSINESS IN FRANCENEW

Two information sessions on studying for a semester or summer in France will be held at 3 p.m.,  Nov. 6 and at 4 p.m., Nov. 7, in the CBB Student Lounge. Learn about the one-year master's program. There are course offerings in business, Capstone and French language. Take classes in English and or in French.

SUMMER CAPSTONE IN GREECENEW

Immerse yourself in the art, culture, history and beauty of Greece this June and earn Capstone credit. Informational meetings will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov 7 and Thursday, Nov 8, in 212 SRL. For more information, contact Dr. Bruess bruess@uni.edu at 273-2752 and visit the study abroad website. www.uni.edu/studyabroad/capstone-greece.

NOVEMBER HEALTH, WELLNESS AND FITNESS E-NEWSLETTERS NOW POSTEDNEW

November issues of Student Health 101, http://readsh101.com/uni.html WRS E-Newsletter and WRS Personal Fitness E-Newsletter http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/docs/Newsletter_November,_December_2012.pdf are now posted. SH101 is a national publication focusing on college student interests.

UPCOMING DEADLINES

GRADUATION APPLICATION: NEW DEADLINE IS NOV. 10NEW

Fall 2012 Commencement will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, in the McLeod Center. Degree candidates for December 2012 must complete an Application for Graduation, and the Commencement RSVP by Saturday, Nov. 10, to ensure inclusion in the commencement program. Learn more about graduation and commencement on the the registrar's website. http://www.uni.edu/registrar/graduation-and-commencement

LAST DAY TO DROP A SECOND HALF-SEMESTER COURSE WITHOUT AN "F"

Friday, Nov. 9 is the last day to drop a second half-semester course without an "F." This must be completed by 5 p.m.

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.