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Monday, Sep 12, 2011

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NEWS

FEDERAL WORK STUDY REMOVAL NEW

Due to the high demand for Federal Work Study this academic year, work study will be removed from the financial aid awards of students who have not secured a work study position by Friday Sept. 23. If you have been awarded work study on your financial aid award and are still interested in finding a work study job, view all available work study positions at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/finaid/employ/StudentHome.cgi?guest=. If you need more information, contact the financial aid office at 273-2700.

ORDER YOUR 2011 BEAT CANCER T-SHIRT NEW

UNI Colleges Against Cancer and UNI STAT have joined up for the third year to help fight the battle against cancer. Purchase a Beat Cancer T-shirt today at http://www.unialum.org/. T-shirts are $10 and proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 14. There will be many sporting events in the next few months where you will be able to sport your Beat Cancer shirt. 

KAPPA DELTA PI T-SHIRT SALENEW

T-Shirts and related items will be on sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13 and Wednesday, Sept. 14 in the lobby of SEC. Sponsored by UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society. Sales support KDP educational and service projects.

PIAZZA'S 10TH BIRTHDAY PARTYNEW

The Piazza is celebrating its 10th anniversary from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14. Play birthday games and enjoy special menu items such as cupcakes, Purple Panther Punch and kettle corn. You may use your meal plan, dining dollars, cash or charge to your u-bill.

POSTER SALES COMING TO UNI

Need some new art for your room, apartment, office or a gift? Stop by the Beyond the Wall poster sale between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., through Sept. 14, in the courtyard, MAU. Rain site is inside Maucker Union. Sponsored by Maucker Union.

STATE FIRE MARSHAL WARNS OF DANGERS USING DECORATIVE GEL FIRE POT

The Iowa Department of Public Safety-State Fire Marshal Division urges citizens to use caution when lighting or burning decorative, gel-fueled fire pots. Several people have been admitted to the University of Iowa Burn Unit with serious burns as a result of using these gel fire pots. Nationally, there have been more than 37 reported accidents, with 23 of them injuring consumers. For details, see http://www.dps.state.ia.us/commis/pib/Releases/2011/08-30-2011_FirePotWarning.htm.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

PEACE CORPS NEW

Peace Corps Volunteers serve in more than 70 countries working in the areas of environmental education, English teaching, business advising and agriculture extension. Attend an information session at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19,  in 009 GIL and learn about life on the ground as a volunteer, the benefits of Peace Corps service and the application process.  For more information, contact Pravin at pmallavaram@peacecorps.gov.

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNTITIES FAIRNEW

The Study Abroad Center at UNI will host the International Opportunities Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the ballroom, MAU. Dwight Watson, College of Education, will open with comments on international experiences enhancing higher education. There will be opportunities for faculty and staff to meet with students who are interested in faculty-led UNI short-term programs. The U.S. Department of State will assist with passport applications, both new and renewal. Humble Travel Services will take free passport photos. Meet representatives from the American College of Greece, American College of Thessaloniki, Korea University of South Korea, Auckland University of Technology of New Zealand, University of Lancaster of the United Kingdom, Swansea University of the United Kingdom, International Studies Abroad, GoAbroad, ProWorld and many more.

ATHLETIC TRAINING OPEN HOUSE FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTSNEW

The Athletic Training Education Program will hold its annual Open House for prospective students from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19, in 204 WRC. Students will receive the requirements for the major and information on how to complete the application process. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Kelli Snyder at 273-7401.

3RD ANNUAL GLOBAL HEALTH CONFERENCE: THE CHALLENGES OF GLOBAL AGINGNEW

In conjunction with the World Food Prize Symposium in October, Des Moines University will host “The Challenges of Global Aging” on Wednesday, Oct. 12. The Heartland Global Health Consortium (HGHC) is a collaboration of eight Iowa colleges including UNI, that offers and expands international health learning experiences for students. Attendees will get to see poster presentations from students who’ve had global health experiences. The event is from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes lunch. Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 30. Register at www.heartlandconsortium.org.

CEDAR VALLEY DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS BOOK CLUBNEW

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, at the UNI Museum to discuss "The Carbon Diaries 2015" by Saci Lloyd. Set in the year 2015, "The Carbon Diaries" is about a future where power is scarce and the U.K. has just begun carbon rationing. All are welcome, having read the book or not. 

STUDY ON COPING WITH STRESS NEW

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 CLUBNEW

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.

WIN BIG ON SEPT. 13 "MAP-WORKS: IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU!"

Win one of ten $50 VISA gift cards for taking the "MAP-Works: It's All About You!" survey on Monday, Sept. 13, the day it will arrive in your UNI email. Even better: the Grand Prize is a $1,000 reduction in your u-bill. And, you’ll get an immediate, individualized report about how to succeed at UNI. 

SIGN UP FOR THE NATIONAL STUDENT DAY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN GREAT PRIZES

The Student Involvement & Activities Center and University Book & Supply are honoring you in the first National Student Day, Tuesday, Oct. 6, a day dedicated to celebrating students, community service and social responsibility. Now through Friday, Sept. 30, UNI students and student organizations can enter the National Student Day competition by signing up at the Student Involvement & Activities Center, in the upper plaza of Maucker Union or by emailing marketing@panthersupply.com, or messaging UBS at http://www.facebook.com/ubsbookstore to start earning community service credit. Winners earning the most credit will be announced at a party from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6, at University Book & Supply. You may win a semester's worth of text books.

INVISIBLE CHILDREN - FRONTLINE TOUR FREE SCREENING

Come see a free screening of Invisible Children's newest documentary "Tony" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14,  in Lang Auditorium. Since the beginning of 2011, Joseph Kony and his rebel army have abducted 1,023 people in central Africa. In response, Invisible Children is sending 16 teams (each with a Ugandan Roadie) on its Frontline Tour across the U.S. and Canada. These teams will raise money and awareness for projects to directly protect people from violence.

DRY RUN CREEK CLEANUP

Help clean up the University Branch of Dry Run Creek from Hudson Road to College Sreet. Help with light duty litter pick up on the creek banks or heavy duty, wet and dirty, creek wading. Participants will meet at the NE corner of the WRC parking lot (Hudson Road and creek entrance) at 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19. For more information and to register, visit www.rrttc.com. Rain date is 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20.

READING AND LEARNING WITH ZEITOUN: A BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP FOR CORNERSTONE STUDENTS

Are you in Cornerstone this semester? Come to a discussion about the book “Zeitoun” and about additional study strategies. Reading and Learning with Zeitoun: A Book Discussion Group for Cornerstone Students will meet from 1 to 1:50 p.m., Wednesdays throughout the semester, in 35 ITTC. No pre-registration is needed. Just come and be ready to talk and learn about “Zeitoun." This is sponsored by the Academic Learning Center.

A-TEAM BEGINNING SEPT. 11

Are you looking for tutoring or help in some of your courses?  Visit the A-Team on Sunday nights from 6 to 9 p.m., in the Rod Library beginning Sunday, Sept. 11. The A-Team provides help for students in math, science and business courses, as well as assistance with college reading, study strategies and writing. The tutoring is on the first floor of the Library, across from the Multiservice Center reservation desk. The A-Team is sponsored by the Academic Learning Center.

ELEVATOR PITCH WORKSHOP

Learn how to craft a winning elevator pitch by attending a workshop at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, in 33 BCS. Attending this workshop qualifies students to enter UNI's Fourth Annual Elevator Pitch Competition which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29. The winner will automatically advance to the national competition which will be held in Fort Worth, Texas on Oct. 27 to 29. Potential winnings are $2,500 and all expenses will be paid to attend the national competition. For more information, contact laurie.watje@uni.edu or call 273-JPEC (5732).

CLUBS/MEETINGS

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY GROUP MEETING NEW

Join Habitat for Humanity for a large group meeting 9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, in 225 CBB. Learn how you can help build houses for families in the Cedar Valley and meet new people. For more information, contact Amanda Boyer, boyera@uni.edu.

UNI FCA EVENT TONIGHTNEW

UNI Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a campus organization open to all students. The next event is at 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, in the West Gym. There will be a guest speaker, a fun activity and drawings to win a prize. For more information, visit "UNI Fca" on Facebook or email unifca@teamfca.com.

COLLEGES AGAINST CANCER INFORMATIONAL MEETING

The American Cancer Society raises money to support all types of cancers for patients and survivors of all ages. UNI's 10th Relay For Life will be on April 13-14.  Become a part of this growing student organization. An informational meeting will be at 8:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, in 252 SEC. For more information, or if you can't attend an informational meeting, contact Emily Droessler at droessle@uni.edu.

PLINIAN SOCIETY MEETINGNEW

“Flock of Dodos” will be shown at 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, in 103 MSH. This will be the first meeting of the year. For more information, visit https://sites.google.com/site/pliniansociety/. Don't forget to join our Facebook page.

CSA MEETINGNEW

CSA will host its second meeting of the semester at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, in the College Eye Room, MAU. Guest speaker, Kim Berger of the Cedar Falls Tourism Bureau, will attend as a resource for networking and professional expertise. Email unicsa2@gmail.com for more information.

NORTHERN IOWA STATE EDUCATION ASSOCIATIONNEW

The Northern Iowa State Education Association will have its first meeting from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, in the Elm Room, MAU. Two speakers will provide information about the Iowa State Education Association and about the benefits of membership. All education majors are encouraged to come for pizza while learning about ISEA. If you have questions, contact Sheila at reedsag@uni.edu.

AWARENESS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES MEETINGNEW

Awareness for Individuals with Disabilities (AID) will meet at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, in the Elm Room, MAU.  The agenda will include the planning of events for Disability Awareness Week. All UNI students are welcome.  For more information, email ashley.brickley@uni.edu.

FMA MEETINGNEW

UNI's Financial Management Association will meet at 5 p.m. on Sept. 14, in CBB 24. The presenter will be Heartwood Investments from Waterloo. Learn about the company and the opportunities available for internships and full-time employment. All majors are welcome. If you have questions, contact Brian Mostrom at mostromb@uni.edu.

RHO EPSILON MEETINGSNEW

UNI's Real Estate and Finance organization, Rho Epsilon, will meet at 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, in 320 CBB. The presenter will be Aegon from Cedar Rapids. Learn about the company and the opportunities available for internships and full-time employment. After the presentation the group will head to the OP for free pizza. Also this week representatives from Aviva will present at 5 p.m., Thursday Sept. 15, in 225 CBB. All majors are welcome. For more information, contact Charlie Peterson at petercac@uni.edu.

COMPUTER CLUB MEETINGNEW

The UNI Chapter of the ACM Computer Club will hold it's second meeting of the semester at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, in 328 ITTC. This meeting will focus on preparing for the upcoming ACM Programming contest hosted by UNI in November, as well as planning an upcoming social event. Refreshments will be provided. Membership is open to all CS majors and minors, as well as anyone who has a strong interest in computers.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

WRS FITNESS AND LEISURE NEW

Fitness and Leisure Classes are still available. The Turkey Trot begins Monday, Oct. 10 and meditation workshops begin Sunday, Sept. 18. For more information or to register, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitness/classes.html or email Dana.Foster@uni.edu.

INTUITIVE EATING WORKSHOP

This six-week workshop is especially designed for the chronic dieter to normalize eating and practice principles of intuitive eating; meetings are from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 20 to Oct. 25, in 101 WRC. The cost is $25. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/healthy_eating/index.html.

WELLNESS E-NEWSLETTER

The Wellness & Recreation Services Sept. newsletter is available at www.uni.edu/wellrec. Follow the link on the homepage for updates on important WRS events and programs along with wellness tips and articles.

INTRAMURAL 7-ON-7 OUTDOOR SOCCER LEAGUES

Intramural Outdoor Soccer Leagues managers' meetings and registration information is at: http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/intramural_sports/index.html.

INTRAMURAL OFFICIALS WANTED FOR OUTDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE

Intramural Soccer Officials' Rules Clinic information is at: http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/intramural_sports/index.html.

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.