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Monday, Sep 26, 2011

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NEWS

UNI ALERT TESTNEW

The UNI Alert system will be tested at 10:50 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27. To find out how to update your UNI Alert contact information, visit http://www.uni.edu/resources/alert.

NCAA ATHLETICS CERTIFICATIONNEW

UNI is entering the final stages of NCAA Athletics Certification Sept. 27 through 29 when a four-person peer review committee will be on campus. The peer review committee will meet with a cross section of members of the UNI campus over the three-day period. For more information and supporting documents regarding the NCAA review, please visit www.uni.edu/ncaareview.

SOCIAL MEDIA @ UNINEW

Don't forget to "like" UNI's Facebook page to receive updates about UNI, class cancellations due to weather, and even check the daily dining center menus.

NEW WEBSITE FOR UNI COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONNEW

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.

CELL PHONE AND BATTERY RECYCLINGNEW

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.

HOMECOMING SHIRTS AT ESSENTIALSNEW

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.

REGISTER FOR NATIONAL MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY SERVICE PROJECT

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.

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

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

USE CLOUT TO URGE FRESHMEN TO TAKE MAP-WORKS SURVEY

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.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR REMAINING FALL VOLUTEER TUESDAYS NEW

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.

GRE VERBAL WORKSHOP NEW

Are you interested in free interactive workshops to help prepare you for the GRE Verbal? These workshops will feature games, activities and study strategies to help you learn valuable tips for the GRE in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Study for the GRE Verbal while playing games like Jeopardy and Charades on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 3 to 4 p.m., in 035 ITTC. To register, email emily.borcherding@uni.edu.

MATH SHINDIGNEW

The math department is hosting its annual Math Shindig from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, at Seerley Park (three blocks east of campus on Seerley Blvd.) There will be food and entertainment. All math lovers, majors, minors and faculty are welcome. 

DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAMNEW

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.

2011-2012 BEAT CANCER T-SHIRT RELEASENEW

There is still time to purchase a 2011-2012 Beat Cancer T-Shirt. If you missed the pre-order online there will be a limited supply of T-shirts for purchase on Sept. 28 at the UNI Alumni House, across from University Book & Supply. Shirts are $10 each while supplies last. Pre-ordered T-Shirts can also be picked up at the Alumni House on Sept. 28.

DAY IN THE PARK NEW

Alpha Xi Delta will hold its fall Philanthropy for Autism Speaks from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2, at Seerley Park on Seerley Blvd. Come and help raise awareness and funding for Autism Speaks. Enjoy food, carnival games, music, a basket auction and more. Teams of up to five people will compete in the Puzzlepalooza Challenge, a puzzle competition. It's $5 per person to participate. The winning team will be awarded prizes. All proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=180740865335978.

CAMP ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT CENTER (INTERVIEW)NEW

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.

CAPSTONE: NICARAGUA INFORMATION MEETINGNEW

There will be an informational meeting about a trip to Nicaragua at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, in 108 CAC. Past participants will share their experiences and answer questions. This trip qualifies as a capstone and/or honors program.

USHERING OPPORTUNITIES AT UNI'S STRAYER-WOOD THEATRENEW

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.

JUST 28 MINUTES TO ACADEMIC SUCCESS

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. 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN WASHINGTON D.C.

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.

NOMINATE THE WOMEN WHO INSPIRE YOU

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.

MANDATORY REPORTERS OF CHILD ABUSE TRAINING

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.

IRB UNDERGRADUATE TRAINING

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.

CLUBS/MEETINGS

UNI SWIM CLUBNEW

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.

TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS MEETINGNEW

To Write Love On Her Arms UNI will meet at 9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, in the Elm Room, MAU. This group is dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people suffering with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. Contact twloha.uni@gmail.com for more information.

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

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.

EVOLUTION CLUB MEETINGNEW

Have you ever had any questions about evolution? Would you like to learn more about evolution? Attend the next meeting at 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, in 101 MSH, to discuss common misconceptions about evolution. 

UNI FCA EVENT TONIGHT

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.

UNI JUMP ROPE CLUB

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

UNI FINANCIAL LITERACY CLUB

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. 

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

14TH ANNUAL PANTHER PACERS HOMECOMING 5K RUN/WALKNEW

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.

INTRAMURALSNEW

For more information on Intramural Flag Football, the 100/200 mile run/walk fitness club, 3-on-3 basketball leagues and becoming a Flag Football official, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/intramural_sports/index.html.

5K RUN FOR THE PRESERVESNEW

The Oct. 15, 5K Run for the Preserves is a cross-country race to promote the use of UNI’s preserves by students and community members. Registration is $10 for students and $12 for non-students. On race day, registration starts at 9 a.m. with the race starting at 10 a.m. For more information and to register, visit http://www.studentnaturesociety.com/5kinfo or email Susan Meerdink at meerdins@uni.edu.

DEPRESSION SCREENING

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 PERSONAL TRAINING

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.