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Monday, Oct 8, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

MAJOR PRODUCTION OUTAGE SCHEDULEDNEW

ITS will do maintenance affecting several key areas from 5 to 7 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13. Due to a required restart of hardware hosting the databases, the following will be unavailable: Cat-ID (CAS, Shibboleth, LDAP), University eBusiness services, University Java and CGI Self-Service Web applications, University eLearning (BB Learn 9 and WebCT) services, Document Imaging services, Production FAMIS outage and the University Student Information System (Campus Solutions Peoplesoft). For more information, contact Nathaniel Petersen.

CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTHNEW

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. "Securing the Human," an awareness wing of SANS, is providing two short videos on topics of general interest. The first video, available through Oct.15, covers phishing and scams. Please take five minutes to watch and learn.

ROD LIBRARY LEARNING COMMONS SURVEYNEW

Rod Library is conducting a survey to gather information about how to redesign the main floor to meet the research and learning needs of the campus community. Your input is needed. Please take five minutes to complete the survey, now through Oct. 19. If you have questions, email the library.

REGISTRATION FOR 2012 DISABILITY AWARENESS SUMMITNEW

UNI will host the 2012 Iowa Regents Institutions Disability Awareness Summit from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Commons. The Disability Summit is open to all UNI students, faculty and staff, as well as those from other Regents institutions. Registration is required. Please visit the Iowa Regents Institutions Disability Awareness Summit 2012 registration page.

NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE (NSE) INFO MEETINGNEW

Explore NSE and learn how you can attend one of 180 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada while paying UNI tuition. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and completed at least 30 hours of credit at the time of exchange. The first of several information sessions is at 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15, in the University Room, MAU. Visit the NSE website for a schedule of all sessions. 

USHERS NEEDED FOR FALL PLAYSNEW

The Strayer-Wood Theatre is seeking ushers for its fall productions of "Lysistrata" and "November."  Ushers are asked to arrive one hour before performances and can see the show for free. The performance schedule is posted on the SWT website. To sign up to usher, contact the house manager Ian Goldsmith.

IS DIVERSITY AND MULTICULTURALISM TRULY IMPORTANT?NEW

The campus community is invited to "Is Diversity and Multiculturalism Truly Important? Does it Really Make a Difference in Academia?" The session will be presented by Roberto Swazo (Clemente) from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, in the CME. Sponsored by the UNI Counseling Center.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP, OPPORTUNITY AND AN AMERICAN DREAM PANELNEW

Katherine Cota-Uyar, in the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurship Center, will moderate a panel on "Entrepreneurship, Opportunity and an American Dream" as a part of the Reaching for Higher Ground initiative.  Panelists will include Shahina Amin, UNI economics; Therese Kuster, Mudd Advertising; Chris Larimer, UNI political science; John Pappajohn, Equity Dynamics and Pappajohn Capital Resources; and Lou Porter, KBBG.  The event will take place at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the University Room, MAU. The event is free and open to the public.

OCTOBER HEALTH, WELLNESS AND FITNESS E-NEWSLETTERSNEW

October issues of the Student Health 101, WRS E-Newsletter and Personal Fitness E-Newsletter are now posted on the Wellness & Recreation website. Note the Student Health 101, a new interactive magazine for UNI students. To receive the personal fitness newsletter each month, email Ethan Crawford. Everyone on the mailing list will receive notices about upcoming workshops, events and monthly specials. 

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.