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Monday, Oct 15, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

HOMECOMING 2012 EVENTSNEW

This year's theme is Throwback. Events start Monday, Oct. 15. Visit the Homecoming website for details. 

INTERNATIONAL SERVICES OFFICE HAS A NEW NAMENEW

The International Services Office is now the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO). The change reflects a broader range of constituents served and brings the office name into line with similar offices at other universities in the United States. In addition to serving international students, ISSO will serve visiting scholars, professors and UNI faculty, staff and students in need of visas for foreign travel on university business, or through a UNI program. ISSO will also advise UNI faculty, staff and students about overseas travel safety.

SKYPE USERS TARGETEDNEW

A malicious campaign spamming Skype users and trying to entice them to click a link leading to malware with a message that read, "lol is this your skype profile pic?" The new executable file being distributed doesn't just take over the machine, it also installs a malicious element that specializes in large-scale click fraud. In the second part of the infection, an exploit pushes a piece of ransomware that's designed to encrypt the files stored on the infected computer. For more information, visit this story on the exploit.

THINKING INCLUSIVELY AT UNINEW

The UNI Center for Disability Studies in Literacy, Language and Learning will host its second annual Thinking Inclusively at UNI event, "Inclusive Education and the American Dream," at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, with the documentary "Willing and Able," in the GBPAC. A reception will be held prior to the event from 6 to 7 p.m., with a panel discussion to follow. The documentary takes a closer look at the Patrick O'Hearn School in Massachusetts, where one-third of the students have disabilities of some kind. The panel discussion will be hosted by John Doucet, the film's director, and Bill Henderson, author of "The Blind Advantage: How Going Blind Made Me a Stronger Principal and How Including Children with Disabilities Made Our School Better for Everyone."

HUMANS VS ZOMBIESNEW

Rod Library presents Humans vs Zombies! Complete information can be found on the library's website. Registration is now open.

VOLUNTEER TUESDAYSNEW

Every Tuesday the Student Involvement Center, in cooperation with the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley, has organized opportunities for students to get into the local communities and give back. Each week, a different community agency will be served. The Student Involvement Center will provide transportation, snacks and a free T-shirt. Click here for a list of dates, locations and more details.

SUBMIT EVENTS FOR 2012 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEKNEW

There is still time to submit events for 2012 International Education Week, which is Nov. 12 through 16. Events may include, but are not limited to: information tables, information sessions, lectures, discussion panels, international movies, conversation tables, presentations, etc. To submit an event, email Kristen Hora ASAP with the following: event title, brief description, preferable date and time and contact person.

RESEARCH STUDY: WORKING-CLASS STUDENTS NEEDEDNEW

Are you a working-class student? If so, please consider participating in a research study that explores how working-class students develop perceptions about social class. Approximately 10 working-class students are needed for interviews during the fall semester. For more information, contact Jade Horning, graduate student in communication studies, at 319-493-4005.

REDEKER CENTER EXPANSION PROJECT

The Redeker Center expansion project has begun and will continue through summer 2013. Construction fencing defines access to Redeker Center. The campus community and guests can access the north ground-level entrance. Noehren, Hagemann and Shull skywalk entrances will remain open throughout the project. Parking on the east side of Redeker Center will be displaced by the construction staging area. The project involves two-story additions on the west, north and east sides of the building to create more dining, lounge and study space for students plus expanded production and service areas in Fresh Beginnings and Biscotti's. Updates are available on the DOR website.

UPCOMING DEADLINES

LAST DAY TO CHANGE SECOND HALF-SEMESTER COURSE TO OR FROM AUDITNEW

Tuesday, Oct. 23 is the last day to change a second half-semester course to or from audit. Students wishing to make this change can fill out and submit the Audit and Pass/Fail Request Web form, which can be found on the registrar's website.

LAST DAY TO DROP A FULL-SEMESTER COURSE WITHOUT AN "F," "W"NEW

Friday, Oct. 26 is the last day to drop a full-semester course without an "F." Tuesday, Oct. 23 is the last day to drop a second half-semester course without a "W." Both 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.