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Monday, Sep 19, 2011

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NEWS

DO’S AND DON’TS RELATED TO POLITICAL CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIESNEW

With the 2012 presidential primary race in full swing, the American Council on Education has released the memo, Political Campaign-Related Activities of and at Colleges and Universities. For details, visit http://preview.tinyurl.com/3vmaoej

SABIN HALL REDEDICATION, PUBLIC POLICY ALUMNI PANELNEW

Recently renovated Sabin Hall will be rededicated at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23. Following the ceremony will be a reception and building tours. The Lt. Governor and other special guests will speak. The Graduate Program in Public Policy will celebrate its 20th anniversary later that day with a reception at 4 p.m., in the building atrium. A panel of public policy alumni will discuss "Current Issues in Community Development" at 11 a.m., in University Room, MAU. All events are open to the campus community. 

REGISTER FOR NATIONAL MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY SERVICE PROJECTNEW

The Student Leadership Center, in cooperation with the Volunteer Center of the Cedar Valley, is sponsoring the National Make a Difference Day Service Project on Saturday, Oct. 22 from approximately 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will receive a T-shirt, transportation to and from the site as well as lunch. Help make a difference and sign up at www.uni.edu/siac For more information, call 273-2683.

FAMILY WEEKENDNEW

Many activities are planned for UNI's Family Weekend, Sept. 23 to 25. For details on the events, visit www.uni.edu/familyweekend.

USE CLOUT TO URGE FRESHMEN TO TAKE MAP-WORKS SURVEYNEW

You have clout. Please use it. Urge freshmen you know to take the MAP-Works survey. Once they take it they get immediate, personalized feedback about how to succeed at UNI. More than 65 percent of freshmen took it on the first day. Let's make it 100 percent by Oct. 2. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/map-works-student-success.

POP IT FORWARDNEW

Stop by Lawther Field between noon and 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23 and create your own Pop-Tart shake. Also enjoy some inflatable fun and other activities. This event was made possible by a UNI student who won 100,000 Pop-Tarts in a contest. A majority of the Pop-Tarts went to charity; 5,000 Pop Tarts were donated to UNI. Sponsored in part by the UNI Residence Hall Association.

NEED SOMETHING PRINTED?NEW

Print Services is located on the west side of campus in the Physical Plant building. It provides full color and black and white copying, two-color press work, lamination and bindery/finishing work such as tabbing, folding, cutting and drilling. Print Services offers competitive pricing, free quotes and top-notch customer service. Send jobs through campus mail or email at PRINT-SERVICES-L@uni.edu. For questions or additional information, call 273-2448.

FEDERAL WORK STUDY REMOVAL

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.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

2012-2013 UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLENEW

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

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN WASHINGTON D.C. NEW

Learn about the benefits of doing an internship in our nation's capital through The Washington Center (TWC). There are opportunities for all majors and many scholarships are available. Attend the information session at 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, in the Presidential Room, MAU, and learn about the program and the application process. For more information, contact Isabela Varela, isabela.varela@uni.edu.

IRB UNDERGRADUATE TRAININGNEW

Students who conduct research outside of class that involves human participants (interviews, surveys, etc.) must have approval from UNI's Institutional Review Board.  To prepare you for the IRB process, the Honors Program has partnered with the IRB to provide a special training for undergraduate student researchers from 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the CME. The workshop will provide guidance on conducting research involving human participants and explain the university requirements for IRB review of these studies. Researchers are required to obtain human subjects training either in person or online. You will receive a certificate of completion following the session, fulfilling the first step of the IRB process.  To attend IRB training, you must register in advance at http://www.uni.edu/osp/irb-training-and-ethics-scholarship-workshop-registration. A workshop will be offered for graduate students on Sept. 21. If you cannot attend the Oct. 4 session, you may register for the graduate session instead.  Learn more at http://www.uni.edu/osp/protection-human-research-participants.

DRUPAL OPEN OFFICE HOURSNEW

Drupal Open Office Hours is a support group for persons on campus responsible for maintaining Drupal websites. Office hours are from 3 to 4 p.m., the fourth Monday of every month, in 134 ITTC Studio IT. For more information, contact Carolyn Dorr at 273-2761.

MANDATORY REPORTERS OF CHILD ABUSE TRAININGNEW

A training session for Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, in 246 SEC. All teacher education students must complete this training before they can start their Level II (200:128) field experience at Price Laboratory School. This training session is free, open to anyone and preregistration is not required. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at 273-2236 or email heston@uni.edu.

CENTER FOR HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE EDUCATION STUDENT BOOK-READING GROUPNEW

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education is organizing a student book reading group. Two discussions have been scheduled (come to one or both):  4 to 6 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, in 11 LNG, to discuss Adam Hochschild’s "King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa."  Copies of the book, which chronicles the beginning of the modern human rights movement, will be provided at no charge to participants beginning Sept. 22. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact chge@uni.edu or go to www.uni.edu/chge.

JUST 28 MINUTES TO ACADEMIC SUCCESSNEW

All it takes is 28 minutes to learn everything you need to know about tutors, math labs, writing labs and other resources to help you succeed at UNI. Look for times and locations on the residence halls’ Make It Happen fliers and on dining center table tents. 

NOMINATE THE WOMEN WHO INSPIRE YOUNEW

The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) is accepting nominations for the Women of Innovation Awards through Sept. 30. These awards acknowledge women in nine categories, including academic excellence. Last year, UNI had multiple nominees and several winners of this prestigious award. For award descriptions and criteria, visit www.technologyIowa.com. The deadline is Sept. 30.

ATHLETIC TRAINING OPEN HOUSE FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

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 AGING

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.

PROJECT RUNWAY: DOME EDITIONNEW

The Textiles and Apparel Program is hosting a design competition during the Homecoming festival open to all students. Test your creativity and show your Panther pride. Registration is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 19 and 20, across from Chat's, MAU. For more information, visit the Project Runway: Dome Edition Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Project-Runway-Dome-Edition/234597809921250.

PEACE CORPS

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.

CLUBS/MEETINGS

UNI AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB MEETINGNEW

The UNI ASL Club will meet from 8 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the University Room, MAU. Come build your signing skills. All are welcome, regardless of signing ability or hearing status.

RHO EPSILON MEETINGNEW

Rho Epsilon will meet at 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19, in 223 CBB. Learn about the company Midland and the opportunities it has available for internships and full-time employment. After the presentation the group will head to the OP for free pizza. All majors are welcome. Any questions, contact Charlie Peterson at petercac@uni.edu.

UNI FINANCIAL LITERACY CLUB NEW

The UNI Financial Literacy Club will have its very first meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, in the State College Room, MAU. There will be free pizza for anyone who attends the meeting. The purpose of the club is to improve the financial literacy of each individual as they prepare for a world outside of college. Some lucky person will have a chance to win $1,000 at some point in the year and money will be given away at each meeting. This is the only club at UNI that will actually make you money. Join and learn how to create wealth instead of creating debt. 

UNI JUMP ROPE CLUBNEW

Looking for a fun way to work out? UNI Jump Rope Club will hold an informational meeting soon. Email unijumprope@gmail.com if interested.

DEAF COFFEE CHATNEW

The Deaf Coffee Chat is open to all deaf, hard of hearing, hearing and ASL students.  The group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Village Inn in Cedar Falls.

UNI-SHRM GUEST SPEAKERNEW

UNI-SHRM will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, in 1 and 3 CBB. Faith Miller from Iowa Works will discuss salary negotiations and give tips on how to get paid more. All majors are welcome. For more information, contact Jamie at kirkusj@uni.edu.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

INTRAMURAL INFORMATIONNEW

For more information on the 100/200 mile run/walk fitness club, intramural flag football or how to become an intramural flag football official, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/intramural_sports/index.html.

DEPRESSION SCREENINGNEW

The UNI Counseling Center is offering a free, anonymous depression screening on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The screening offers information about depression and anxiety and lasts about one hour. All UNI students, staff and faculty are welcome; no registration is needed. Call 273-2676 or email Gretchen.Honsell@uni.edu with questions.

WRS FITNESS AND LEISURE

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.

WRS PERSONAL TRAININGNEW

Trying to push your workout to the next level? Need a little extra motivation to get moving? The WRS Personal Training Program can help. Trainers are results driven and want you to succeed. Contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167, kristy.leen@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html for more information.

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.