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Monday, Oct 3, 2011

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NEWS

2010 CAMPUS CRIME ANNUAL SECURITY REPORTNEW

The Clery Act requires UNI to publish an annual report regarding certain crimes reported to the UNI Police and other specific offices on campus. The 2010 Campus Crime Annual Security Report is at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/pubsaf/crime_stats/cleryreport10.shtml.The 2010 Campus Crime Statistics are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/pubsaf/crime_stats/cleryreport10.pdf. A paper copy of the report is available upon request from the dean of students office, 118 GIL. Any questions regarding the 2010 report may be directed to Dave Zarifis, public safety, at 273-2712.

APPLICATION FOR GRADUATION AVAILABLENEW

Students who will be graduating fall 2011 or spring 2012 now have the ability to apply for graduation through their Student Center within MyUNIverse. Students who have already applied to graduate fall 2011 or spring 2012 must submit another application for graduation through their Student Center - the previous application on file will not be processed. To be included in the fall 2011 Commencement Program, applications for graduation must be received by 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/registrar.

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR ROBERT WALLER TO SPEAK AT UNINEW

Robert Waller, former dean of CBA and best-selling author, will visit UNI on Wednesday, Oct. 19 as part of UNI's Presidential Lecture Series. Waller will deliver a public lecture "What the Rivers Taught Me," at 7:30 p.m., in Lang Hall Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. His best-selling novel, "The Bridges of Madison County" sold more than 12 million copies and was made into a major film and theatrical productions in a number of countries.

GO PURPLE DAYNEW

On Monday, Oct. 3, UNI students, faculty and staff are invited to join the Cedar Valley community in showing support for all victims and survivors of intimate partner violence by wearing purple clothing or purple ribbons. You can give voice to this issue on Go Purple Day. For assistance and support, visit http://www.uni.edu/violenceservices.

HOMECOMING SHIRTS AT ESSENTIALS

Homecoming T-shirts designed by Essential student employees Alex Mark and Ryan Lockard are now available for purchase at Essentials, MAU. Show your team spirit and purchase one today. Prices for S-XL shirts are $13.99, 2XL $15.99 and 3XL $17.99.

CELL PHONE AND BATTERY RECYCLING

Campus-wide cell phone and battery recycling is now available on campus. Recycling cell phones and batteries saves energy and keeps usable and valuable materials like metals, copper and plastics out of the landfills. Drop-off locations include: Rod Library, WRC, Schindler Education Center, Maucker Union and the CEEE. If you have questions, email rrttc@uni.edu.

NEW WEBSITE FOR UNI COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

The UNI College of Business Administration's website has a new look and a new location. Check out the new UNIBusiness homepage at business.uni.edu and the Current Students main page at business.uni.edu/web/pages/currentstudents/currentstudents.cfm. Update your bookmarks so UNIBusiness news and information is just a click away.

SEE A MOVIE AND HELP FIGHT CANCERNEW

Join Colleges Against Cancer Thursday, Oct. 6, at College Square Cinema. Enjoy any movie at any time on Oct. 6, and $1 per person will be donated to The American Cancer Society. To show that you are supporting Colleges Against Cancer, you must bring the flier found at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156573034434629. For more information, contact droessle@uni.edu.

UNI PROUD HOSTS ALLY NIGHTNEW

Come celebrate the presence of allies in the LGBT community with UNI Proud at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Presidential Room, MAU. The group will play games and show appreciation for ally friends.

HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENTNEW

Sick of being sick? Make your voice heard. Student health needs are important to the health providers in your community. A research project in the Research and Analysis for Management Decisions class seeks to learn whether the health care needs of students on the UNI campus are being met. Please complete the survey and submit your responses on or before Monday, Oct. 10. http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/658945/SHNA.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

UNI PROUD HOSTS: S'MORES AT THE WESLEY FOUNDATIONNEW

You're invited to join UNI Proud members for s'mores and fun at the Wesley Foundation at 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7. It's an opportunity to make friends and celebrate Homecoming.

LIVING YOUR STORY - HOSTED BY TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS UNINEW

TWLOHA UNI is hosting “Living Your Story,” an event that incorporates music, art and conversation, at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3, in the Hemisphere Lounge, MAU. Listen to some acoustic sets, see the "Love Is Louder Than..." art project and join in some good conversation. For more information, go to http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=226787134042072.

DRAKE LAW SCHOOL VISITNEW

Kara Blanchard, director of admission and financial aid at Drake Law School, will discuss preparing for and applying to law school. Learn more about law school and Drake at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, in 15 SAB. Pizza and soda provided. Sponsored by Daniel Webster Law Society and the CBA Prelaw Club.

THINKING ABOUT GRADUATE SCHOOL NEW

The Graduate College will hold its annual event “Thinking About Graduate School (TAGS)” at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the Ballroom, MAU. This event is for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a graduate or professional degree. TAGS will consist of a presentation explaining graduate application processes, a Q&A session with a panel of current graduate students and professors, and an information fair of UNI graduate programs. Email gradlife@uni.edu with any questions.

HELPING MILITARY YOUTH THRIVE IN A CHANGING WORLDNEW

Jeremy VanWyk, Iowa National Guard Youth Coordinator, will present "Helping Military Youth Thrive in a Changing World" from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, in 247 SEC. VanWyk will provide an overview of issues impacting children with parents in the military and offer suggestions for supporting these children and their families. Contact kerri.clopton@uni.edu for more information.

CEDAR VALLEY DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS BOOK CLUBNEW

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Oct. 10, at the UNI Museums to discuss "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot. This is a true story of cancer cells that were used for research without permission. You need not have read the book to attend. All are welcome.

HELP WITH STATISTICS AND DATA ANALYSISNEW

The mathematics department at UNI provides a free source of statistical support for routine data analysis through the Statistical Consulting Lab (SCL). The SCL is available to students, faculty and staff. See http://www.cs.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL for more information. Contact Mark Jacobson at jacobson@cs.uni.edu or 273-7172 to set up an appointment.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR REMAINING FALL VOLUTEER TUESDAYS

Are you looking to lend a hand, make a difference and meet new friends? Registration is now open for the remaining fall Volunteer Tuesdays at http://www.uni.edu/siac. Each and every week, students go into the community to volunteer at various agencies throughout Cedar Falls/Waterloo. Transportation, snack and a T-shirt are provided. For more information, contact the Student Involvement & Activities Center at 273-2683.

CAMP ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT CENTER (INTERVIEW)

The Camp Adventure Youth Services program provides an opportunity for university and college-age students to participate in a worthwhile and valuable service-learning experience from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29. (Freshmen) RSVP email: hr@campadventure.com to confirm your attendance. Students' living expenses and travel are paid. The program is open to all majors. Camp Adventure can provide the opportunity to network internationally with the U.S. Department of Defense; build your resume and complete your education with real world experience; earn 12 hours of credit; work with children and youth at various ages and developmental levels. For more information, call 273-5948 or email staff.development@campadventure.com for more information.

USHERING OPPORTUNITIES AT UNI'S STRAYER-WOOD THEATRE

Looking for something fun and exciting to do on the weekend? Interested in seeing UNI's theater productions for free? Sign up to be an usher for one or more performances of "Guernica" and/or "Mad Forest." Performance dates for "Guernica" are Oct. 6 - 8 and 13 -15 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. Performance dates for "Mad Forest" are Oct. 20 - 22 and 27 -29 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 23 and 30 at 2 p.m. If interested, email garlandg@uni.edu or rionm@uni.edu for more information.

DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM

Warm weather... Orlando, Fla... Mickey Mouse... Wouldn't you like an internship with the Walt Disney Company? This paid internship is a one-of-a-kind magical experience. Learn about the Disney College Program at an information table from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, and Oct. 11, in the SEC Lobby, or in the CBB Hall of Flags on Oct. 4. Students can also contact Disney campus representative Jenna Connelly at connellj@uni.edu.

2012-2013 UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLE

The 2012-2013 UNIversity Scholarship Application (USA) is now available for completion. Students can search and apply for scholarships within their specific major, as well as general university scholarships. Feb. 15 is the most common deadline for current students, however deadlines can vary.  If you have questions, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 273-2700

STUDY ON COPING WITH STRESS

The thesis project study asks about experiences you’ve had and ways you cope. Participation criteria: individuals 18 to 65 years of age who have experienced an upsetting event. The online questionnaire takes approximately 20 minutes. Upon completion you will be emailed a $5 Amazon gift card. If interested, email rhodemaa@uni.edu.

2011 UNI VOLLEYBALL LITTLE PANTHER CLUB

The Volleyball Little Panther Club offers the opportunity for youth ages 5 to 12 to learn volleyball skills and activities from current UNI volleyball players and coaches. For more information and to print a brochure, visit www.univolleyballcamps.com/little-panthers-club.cfm. If you have questions, contact Kim Davis at kim.davis@uni.edu or 273-3880.

CLUBS/MEETINGS

UNI DANCE MARATHON MORALE CAPTAIN APPLICATIONSNEW

Are you an energetic, lively person, who likes to get other people pumped up? If yes, sign up to be a morale captain for UNI Dance Marathon. Applications can be picked up at the Student Involvement Activities Center, MAU. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Oct. 10. For more information, contact Sawyer Kilen at uni.dm.recruitment.morale@gmail.com. 

UNI-SHRM MEETINGNEW

The next UNI-SHRM meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, in 121 CBB. Get a recap of recent activities and help plan a bowling fundraiser. Snacks will be provided. All majors are welcome. For more information, email Jamie at kirkusj@uni.edu.

UNI SWIM CLUB

The UNI swim club is open to all students, from beginners to experienced. It's a great way to get in shape, meet new friends and learn new techniques. Practices are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the WRC pool. For more information, contact kmackey@uni.edu.

NINJA STUDY CLUB: BRINGING NINJA SPIRIT TO THE PAIN OF STUDYING

Does studying cause you pain? Do you want to learn how to fight back? Do you like ninjas? Come to the first meeting of the Ninja Study Club from 1 to 1:50 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, in 035 ITTC. Meetings will be held weekly, so come regularly to join in this fun spin on study strategies.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

WRS HEALTH BEATNEW

If you want a workout place that's not congested, consider using the WRS Health Beat in Maucker Union. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 273-2239. Health Beat has half and long lockers available for rent. Contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu. Sign-up is also available at Health Beat, just ask a fitness supervisor.

GOT THE CARD?NEW

Do you have the card? If you choose to drink, why not plan ahead for your own personal safety and well-being?  Order a free wallet-sized card that will help you "Watch Your Blood Alcohol Level & Stay in Your Green Zone." Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/subabuse/index.html  and click on B.A.C. Zone Cards.

TEACHER-IN-SERVICE ALL SPORTS CAMPSNEW

Wellness and Recreation Services is hosting All Sports Camps on Fridays when Waterloo and Cedar Falls schools have teacher in-service days. For more information, contact Christopher Denison or Rick McGill at 273-7160 or at denison@uni.edu.

INTRAMURALSNEW

For information on 6-on-6 volleyball, 4-on-4 wallyball, the Intramural Pass-and-Kick Contest and the 3-on-3 basketball leagues for men and women,  visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/intramural_sports/index.html

WELLNESS & RECREATION SERVICES E-NEWSLETTERNEW

Check out the Wellness & Recreation Services October e-newsletter at www.uni.edu/wellrec. Follow the link on the homepage to read updates on WRS events and programs along with wellness tips and articles.

14TH ANNUAL PANTHER PACERS HOMECOMING 5K RUN/WALK

Dust off those running shoes and come celebrate UNI Homecoming with the 14th Annual Panther Pacers Homecoming 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Intramural Fields west of the UNI-Dome. Check out http://www.pantherpacers.com/pprc/?q=node/28, pick up a race brochure in 101 WRC, or email homecoming5k@pantherpacers.com for more information.

DINING SPECIALS

HOMECOMING SPECIALSNEW

Check out Biscotti's and the 23rd Street Market during Homecoming week for hot deals. Featured specials include two for $6 Tostitos chips, salsa and queso, two for $4 Rockstars and 50 cent popcorn. Enter for a chance to win a Rockstar mini fridge, Homecoming football tickets and other prizes. 

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL CHILI MONTHNEW

Prexy's will be featuring different varieties of chili each day Oct. 3 to 14. Enjoy white chicken chili, zesty beef chili, Hoosier chili and several other recipes.

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.