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Monday, Sep 13, 2010

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MEETINGS/CLUBS

AWARENESS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES MEETING

The Awareness for Individuals with Disabilities (AID) student organization will meet at 3 p.m., Monday, Aug. 30, in the Oak Room, Maucker Union. AID is open to all students interested in promoting awareness of disabilities on campus. For more information, contact AID's adviser, Ashley Brickley at ashley.brickley@uni.edu.

TWLOHA MEETING:

Come check out To Write Love On Her Arms at 9 p.m., Monday, Aug. 30, in the Elm Room, Maucker Union. This group is dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people suffering with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. For more information contact twloha.uni@gmail.com.

TEACHER EDUCATION ORIENTATION MEETING

All students planning to enter the Teacher Education Program must attend a teacher education orientation meeting prior to admission. Three 50-minute orientation sessions are offered this fall: 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14; or 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15; or 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16. All sessions will be held in SEC 244/245. No registration is needed. Students who fail to attend one of these sessions may find their admission to the Teacher Education Program and their progress through the program delayed. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education, 273-2265.

ETHNIC STUDENT PROMOTERS

Got a story to tell? Come share it at the Ethnic Student Promoter's Informational Meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, in GIL 009. The Ethnic Student Promoters are a group of students from multi-cultural backgrounds who promote the UNI. ESP assists during multi-cultural visits by guiding prospective students, parents and counselors on campus tours, accompanying them to lunch at one of our award-winning dining centers and presenting "Life as a UNI Student."

CAPOEIRA SPORT CLUB

Free Capoeira classes are offered to students and faculty at 9 p.m., every Wednesday in WRC 176. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that was developed during colonial Brazil by African slaves. Capoeira involves music, dance, kicks, fakes and acrobatics. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/capoeira/home.html.

PANTHER PRODUCTIONS INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Panther Productions will host an informational meeting at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7, in the SIAC Conference Room, Maucker Union. Panther Productions is a student-run concert planning committee. Students are involved in the entire process from choosing the artist to day-of-show production activities. For more information, contact Ciara Pearce at pearcec@uni.edu.

UNI AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB MEETING

The UNI American Sign Language Club’s first meeting of the fall semester will be at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7, in the Presidential Room of Maucker Union. Open to all students regardless of hearing status or signing ability. Check us out on Facebook-just search for UNI ASL Club in groups and search MyUNIverse under student organizations.

UNI ENTREPRENEURS MEETING

UNI Entrepreneurs (UNI-E) meeting will be at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14, in BCS 33. The meeting is open to all CEO and SIFE members and students interested in entrepreneurship.

INTERESTED IN LAW SCHOOL?

The Daniel Webster Law Society will meet at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15, in CBB 131. Scott Peters, political science and pre-law adviser, will discuss courses of study that will best prepare students for law school, factors that law schools consider in admission, preparing for the LSATs and other areas of concern for pre-law students. All students with an interest in law school are welcome. Freshmen and sophomores are especially encouraged to attend. Contact Peters at 273-2727 or scott.peters@uni.edu for more information.

CME 7 BOOK CLUB

Join the CME's monthly book club for its first meeting at 3:30 p.m., Sept. 16, in the CME’s lobby. September's selection is, "The Name Partner" by Carlos Cisneros and copies of the book are available to check-out at the CME front desk.

UNI FCA EVENT TONIGHT IN WEST GYMNEW

UNI Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a campus organization open to all students. Large-group events happen at 8 p.m., in the West Gym on the following Mondays: Sept. 27, Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 15 and Dec. 6. On Sept. 13, play dodgeball for a chance to win an iPod. Events include guest speakers, a fun activity and drawings to win a prize. For more information, visit "Uni Fca" on Facebook or e-mail unifca@teamfca.com.

STUDENT NATURE SOCIETY MEETINGNEW

The first Student Nature Society meeting of the year will be at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, in the UNI Greenhouse classroom. There will be pizza and soda. Visit our Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=61455563551&ref=ts.

STUDENT READING ASSOCIATION MEETINGNEW

Join the Student Reading Association for its first meeting of the semester at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15, in SEC 246. Dwight C. Watson, dean of the College of Education, will be the guest speaker. Come early for snacks starting at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Sarah Heddinger at heddings@uni.edu.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS

DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, at the UNI Museum to discuss "Driftless" by David Rhodes. This All Iowa Read describes unforgettable characters in a contemporary rural American town that time forgot. All are welcome having read the book or not. The UNI Museum is handicap accessible.

JUDGING THE REALITY OF UNIVERSITY FINANCES: HOW YOUR UNIVERSITY WORKS

Howard Bunsis, a professor of accounting at Eastern Michigan University and who specializes in analyzing university finances, will speak about the financial realities at UNI at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, SEC 244/245. Sponsored by United Faculty/AAUP.

SPEAKER: JUDY SHEPARD

In October 1998, Judy and Dennis Shepard lost their 21-year-old son, Matthew, to a murder motivated by anti-gay hate. Determined to prevent others from suffering their son's fate, the Shepards decided to turn their grief into action and established the Matthew Shepard Foundation to carry on Matthew's legacy. Judy travels across the nation speaking to audiences about what they can do as individuals and communities to make this world a more accepting place for everyone, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sex, gender identity and expression, or sexual orientation. Judy will speak at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, in the GBPAC. The cost is $13 for adults; $11 for youth. Call 273-4TIX or visit www.gbpac.org.

SAMUEL BETANCES IS COMING TO UNINEW

Samuel Betances, a biracial, bi-cultural, and bilingual citizen of the world and diversity education expert, will visit UNI to speak on racial and ethnic minority success at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20, in the Maucker Union Ballroom.

START A BUSINESS I WORKSHOPNEW

The Start a Business I Workshop will be offered from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, in BCS 33. This course is designed to teach the basics of starting a small business including business structure, taxes and resources. Advance registration is required. Register at jpec@uni.edu or call 273-5732.

START A BUSINESS II WORKSHOPNEW

The Start a Business II Workshop will be offered from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m.,Thursday, Sept. 23, in BCS 33. Learn the components of a business plan and what makes an effective plan. This workshop builds upon information in Start a Business I workshop. Advance registration is required. Pre-requisite: Start a Business I. Register at jpec@uni.edu or call 273-5732.

DOES YOUR VOTE COUNT?NEW

To celebrate Constitution Day, American Democracy Project/Provost's Office are hosting two speakers from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, in Lang Hall Auditorium, with a reception to follow. Topics are "Does Your Vote Count?" with Kirk Lund from Citizens for Election Integrity, and "Redistricting the Iowa Way: A Nonpartisan Approach" with Ed Cook, Iowa Legislative Services Agency. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/adp. Free and open to the public.

JANE ELLIOTT PRESENTATIONNEW

Jane Elliott, internationally known teacher, lecturer and diversity trainer, will visit campus from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in SEC 244. In her presentation, "Anatomy of Prejudice," Elliott will discuss her belief that prejudice is an emotional commitment to ignorance and the answer to ignorance is education. The presentation is open to the public and seating is first-come, first-served.

PUBLIC OPINION AND NOMINATIONS TO U.S. SUPREME COURTNEW

James L. Gibson, the Sidney W. Souers Professor of Government at Washington University in St. Louis, will give a presentation at 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, in SRL 115 titled "The American Mass Public and the U.S. Supreme Court: The Sotomayor and Kagan Nominations." Gibson has conducted extensive research on the relationship between the U.S. Supreme Court and public opinion which has recently found that confirmation battles can potentially damage existing broad levels of public support for the Court as an institution.

FREE WORKSHOP: THAT'S SO GAYNEW

Iowa Safe Schools will host this workshop for education majors at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, in the CME. That's so gay, no homo, fag and dyke are heard countless times in our schools. But how do you stop students from saying these hurtful words and phrases? This session is designed to create awareness of bullying and harassment facing LGBT students, and offer proven solutions to ending bullying and harassment. RSVP to amy.hunzelman@uni.edu or 273-3679.

AN EVENING IN PARIS! 29TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT CONCERTNEW

The 29th Annual Scholarship Benefit concert will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. The concert will feature music by the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, the UNI Opera Ensemble, Jazz Band One, faculty artists Dmitri Vorobiev, piano; Polina Khatsko, piano; and Yu-Ting Su, horn; as well as the Northern Iowa Wind Symphony with combined choral ensembles. Proceeds from the concert benefit scholarships for current School of Music students. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

PERFORMING ARTS

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: DULCIAN AND ORGAN

UNI School of Music faculty artists David Rachor and Kui-Im Lee will present a dulcian and organ recital at 8:15 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: RANDY GRABOWSKI, TRUMPET

UNI School of Music faculty artist Randy Grabowski will present a trumpet recital with faculty pianist Dmitri Vorobiev, featuring a wide range of compositions written specifically for the trumpet. The recital will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL, and is free and open to the public.

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: U.S. ARMY BLUES BAND

The U.S. Army Blues Band will present a concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. After beginning informally in 1970, The Army Blues became an official part of the United States Army Band "Pershing’s Own" in 1972. Over the years it has evolved into the premier jazz ensemble of the U.S. Army. This event is free and open to the public.

DOUBLE BASS WEEKEND

UNI School of Music faculty artist Hunter Capoccioni will coordinate a weekend long double-bass festival including recital performances by guest artist Michael J. Cameron, professor of double bass at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and Mark Urness, professor of music at Lawrence University. Performances will be held at 5:30 p.m. (Cameron) and 8 p.m. (Urness) on Saturday, Sept. 18, and master classes will be held on Sunday, Sept. 19. For more information on this event, contact Hunter.Capoccioni@uni.edu.

PIANO AND BASS RECITALNEW

UNI School of Music faculty artist Robert Washut will present a jazz recital featuring guest artist Mark Urness, bass, as well as jazz faculty artists at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.

ALL-STATE WIND, BRASS AND PERCUSSION WORKSHOPSNEW

The UNI School of Music presents its annual hands-on workshops for high school student instrumentalists preparing for all-state competition at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 26, in Russell Hall and the GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public, but does require registration. To register, visit www.uni.edu/music or call 273-2025.

THE FOUR TOPS & THE TEMPTATIONSNEW

The Temptations were the definitive male vocal group of the '60s. Their pop smash "The Way You Do the Things You Do," was the first in a series of 37 career Top Ten hits, including their signature song, "My Girl," a No. 1 pop and R&B hit. Motown legends The Four Tops spent more than four decades without a single personnel change. Some of their greatest recordings include "Reach Out, I'll Be There," "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" and "Baby I Need Your Loving." They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. The Four Tops and The Temptations will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30, at the GBPAC. For tickets call 273-4TIX or visit www.gbpac.org.

NEWS

FRESHMEN MAP-WORKS SURVEY-TAKERS CAN WIN BIG

New freshmen at UNI can win by taking the MAP-Works survey, starting Sept. 13. Those who respond to the MAP-Works e-mail that day and take the survey on Sept. 13 are eligible to win one of 10 $50 gift cards to University Book & Supply. Between that date and Oct. 2, one student survey-taker will also win their choice of spring semester 2011 (double occupancy) room and board or a $500 University Book & Supply gift certificate. Learn more about MAP-Works at http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/articles-22.

ASSOCIATE PROVOST FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM OPEN FORUMS

The associate provost for International Programs (APIP) search committee invites all members of the campus community to attend three open forums where the APIP candidates will give a short presentation on their vision for internationalizing UNI followed by a question/answer session. An electronic evaluation form has been set up for each candidate. The forms will be available at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/surveys/takeSurvey.cgi. The forums are scheduled as follows: 2 to 3:15 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9; 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10; and 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, in the University Room, Maucker Union.

ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY CONCERNSNEW

If you become aware of a campus environmental safety concern, contact a University Health and Safety Committee representative or committee chair, kathy.green@uni.edu, 273-6921. University Health and Safety Committee information and a member list are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/healthsafety/safety/unisafe.shtml. If you notice a safety issue needing immediate attention, contact Environmental Safety staff, wendel.reece@uni.edu, 273-7269, or gordon.krueger@uni.edu, 273-3445.

INPUT REQUESTED FOR DISABLED ACCESS ON CAMPUSNEW

The UNI Coordinating Committee for Disability Accommodations is gathering information and ideas for enhanced accessibility (facilities and services) for persons with disabilities. Submit concerns and recommendations (short- and long-term projects) to http://www.uni.edu/ccda/feedback.shtml. A number of recommendations have already been implemented. Suggestions made in earlier years need not be re-submitted. The committee continues to review items submitted in previous surveys. Nancy Hamilton, HPELS, is chairing the committee.

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES NEWSLETTERNEW

The Student Disability Services September 2010 newsletter has been posted at

http://www.uni.edu/sds/StudentNews.shtml. The newsletter has updates to the SDS office, upcoming events, programs for Disability Awareness Month in October and tips on how to start the semester on the right foot.

SPECIAL EVENTS

T-SHIRT SALE

T-shirts and related items will be on sale in the second floor Schindler Lobby from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14 and Wednesday, Sept. 15. Proceeds benefit the educational and service projects of UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society.

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH MUSIC FESTIVAL

To kick off Hispanic Heritage Month, HLSU and the CME will host a music festival, featuring bands and artists, infusing Latin flavor with American rock influences from 6 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, on Maucker Union East Lawn. This event is free, with food and drink provided.

MTA HOSTS FUNDRAISER AT CME

The Multicultural Teaching Association will host a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18, at the CME. Several items including books, back to school items, clothes, DVDs, etc. will be on sale at the CME. Come for great bargains and a chance to learn more about MTA.

LARAMIE PROJECT VIEWING AND DISCUSSIONNEW

University Book and Supply is hosting a viewing and discussion of "The Laramie Project," from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, in the Great Hall, GBPAC, facilitated by Ruth Chananie-Hill, sociology. "The Laramie Project" is a compilation of some 200 interviews by the Tectonic Theatre Project to find out why Matthew Shepard was murdered, what happened that night and about the town of Laramie, Wyo. The interviews gave basis to the play "The Laramie Project," that will be performed at the GBPAC on Oct. 13 and 14.

FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER DINNERNEW

The UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers will host a Flying Spaghetti Monster Dinner at 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 19, in the CME (top level of Maucker Union). Enjoy free spaghetti, salad, bread and pop. Entertainment will be provided by UNI's Improv Troupe, Half Masted.

POLITICS OF GAY MARRIAGENEW

Continue the LGBT Dialogue & Reflection around Civility with a panel discussion on The Politics of Gay Marriage, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. For more information, visit http://www.gbpac.com/learn/standing-on-higher-ground

CONSTITUTION JEOPARDY EVENTNEW

As part of Constitution Day, a Constitution Jeopardy Game will be played from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, in the Hemisphere Lounge, Maucker Union. Prizes will be awarded. Sponsored by UNI American Democracy Project/Provost's Office.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

EVER WONDER IF YOU SMOKE TOO MUCH?

Complete the E-Toke survey at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/subabuse/index.html to find out. This online assessment is completely anonymous, free and fast (10 minutes). It will give you instant feedback about your individual pattern of marijuana use and calculate time and money spent on marijuana. Learn how it can affect your relationships, goals, overall health and wellbeing. See if you want to cut back or quit.

STAY IN THE ZONE: BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT ZONE CARDS:

Blood Alcohol Content ZONE cards are wallet sized and laminated. You can use them to become more aware of your drinking habits. The cards are customized because your B.A.C. is influenced by your sex and weight. They will tell your B.A.C. based on how many drinks you have had, in how many hours. Are you staying in your green zone? Go to www.uni.edu/subabuse to find out more and to order your own personalized B.A.C. Zone Card. It's free.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE

The Student Leadership Center is offering a free leadership expereince like you've never seen before on Saturday, Sept. 25. This is a ful- day program at a low/high challenge course with lunch and transportation provided. Meet new people, think outside the box, take the lead - take the challenge. Apply online at www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer with the Family and Children's Council at the Park to Park Race Saturday, Sept. 11. Volunteers are needed to assist with packet pick-ups, registrations, course support, water stops, finish line and food. Must be 16 or older to participate. For more information, contact the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at volunteerUNI@vccv.org.

STUDY ABROAD IRELAND INFORMATIONAL SESSION

Come to an information session about studying in Ireland at 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, in GIL 009 to learn about opportunities in Ireland ranging from capstone to yearlong programs. Also learn about the country of Ireland and get answers to all your study abroad questions.

RESUME WEEK

Resume week takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13 through Friday, Sept. 17, in Maucker Union. Come and get your resume critiqued just in time for the Fall Career Fair.

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR

Learn about study, research and work abroad from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, in the Mauker Union Ballroom; door prizes and free materials. Contact UNI Study Abroad or morleyk@uni.edu for more information.

IDENTIFYING SKILLS AND VALUESNEW

This workshop will be presented by David Marchesani, UNI academic adviser and career development coordinator, from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, in SEC 116.

TRAVEL THIS SUMMER AND MAKE A DIFFERENCENEW

Travel with International Student Volunteers this summer and make a difference. A unique combination of volunteer work plus adventure travel with other university students from around the world. For more information contact Robyn Odegard at odegardr@uni.edu.

FALL CAREER FAIRNEW

The Fall Career Fair will take place from 2 to 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20, at the McLeod Center. Staff from more than 100 organizations and graduate/professional schools will visit about job and internship opportunities as well as continuing education. Several employers will sign up students for interviews on Tuesday, Sept. 21. All majors, freshman through seniors, graduate students and alumni are welcome.

COFFEE CHATS IN THE ALC

The Academic Learning Center is hosting daily coffee chats for students, faculty and staff in the Reading and Learning Center (008 ITTC) at 8 and 10 a.m., and 1 and 3 p.m. Coffee, hot chocolate and tea are available for 50 cents per cup. Be green; bring your own mug.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

INTRAMURAL FUN RUN

Open to men and women. This event will take place at 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17, on a 1.5 mile course on Intramural fields west of the UNI-Dome. Registration is from 3 to 3:45 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17, WRC 161. Contestants should report to starting area by 3:55 p.m. Call 273-7262 for more information.

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL

Men's Volleyball is a competive club that competes against other schools around the Midwest. If interested, contact unimensvb@gmail.com. Little experience needed.

ADULT SWIM LESSONSNEW

Adult swim lessons will be offered from 6 to 6:45 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 13 through Oct. 13, in the WRC pools. This is a small, personalized class for persons of all abilities who want to learn basic swimming skills or perfect their strokes. The fee is $28 for students.

PERSONAL TRAINERS AVAILABLENEW

Let a personal trainer design a program with your specific goals in mind. Trainers are results driven and want you to succeed. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html

DINING SPECIALS

HOT BREAKFAST AT PREXY'S

Enjoy a variety of hot menu items from 8 to 10 a.m., Monday through Friday at Avanti. Items include fresh baked cinnamon bites with cream cheese icing, scrambled eggs with cheese, breakfast burritos, breakfast pizza and sausage gravy and biscuits.

PREXY'S HAS NEW LUNCH FEATURESNEW

Wasabi will have weekly features from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays. Coming up this month: Sept. 9, potato bar; Sept. 15, sushi; and Sept. 16, pasta bar. For more on retail promotions, visit www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening or check us out on Facebook.

EXHIBITIONS AND FILMS

ALUMNI ART EXHIBITIONNEW

An invitational art exhibition, "Never Chaste," is an exhibit through Sept. 19. This is the first in a yearlong series of events featuring UNI Department of Art alumni titled "Time is Ripe." Exhibition participants include Jensen Barnes (B.F.A. '03); Thaddeus Erdahl (B.A. and B.F.A. '04); Gerard Huber (B.A. '71); Gary Kelley (B.A. '68); Ken Rowe (B.F.A. '92); and Libby Rowe (B.F.A. '93). Artist Gary Kelley will lecture at 7 p.m.,Wednesday, Sept. 15, in the Kamerick Art Building Auditorium.

HOURS

PANTHER SHUTTLE/SAFE RIDE HOURS