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Monday, Sep 6, 2010

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NEWS

CALL FOR PRESENTERS

Attention graduate students. The Cedar Valley Sustainability and Environmental Educators are bringing a new event to the UNI campus Thursday, May 26, for 1,300 ninth grade students from Cedar Falls and Waterloo. Presenters and displays are needed for the exhibit hall. Submissions are due Friday, Sept. 10. For more information visit, http://www.rrttc.com/images//call%20for%20presenters.pdf.

PANTHER PLANNERS

Panther Planners, academic year calendars, are available for $5 at Biscotti's in Redeker Center, 23rd Street Market in Commons and Essentials in Maucker Union. The planner includes campus dates of interest and importance to UNI students. Get one while supplies last.

WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES ON FACEBOOK

Women's and Gender Studies is now on Facebook. Search: UNI Women's and Gender Studies and watch for updates.

LIVE LIKE A STUDENT NOW, SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO LATERNEW

Live Like a Student courses are designed to help students budget money, live within their means and understand how financial decisions can affect the future. The course is three weeks long (six sessions). Classes are non-credit and offered at three different times during the semester. Three $500 scholarships will be awarded to course participants during the semester. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid/livelikestudent.shtml. To register, visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid/ and select the Live Like a Student logo.

GET AN INTERNATIONAL EDGE, GRADUATE ON TIME AND ON BUDGETNEW

UNI students enrolled in the College of Business Administration can study a semester abroad at the same cost or even less than a semester at UNI through the college's new Cost Neutral program. Learn more at 4 p.m., Sept. 8, in CBB 1 and 3 or contact Chris Schrage, CBA international programs coordinator, at 273-2126 or schragec@uni.edu.

FRESHMEN MAP-WORKS SURVEY-TAKERS CAN WIN BIGNEW

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 FORUMSNEW

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

THE FOUR LETTER WORD: JAZZ SERIES

Every Monday starting Aug. 30, go to the Memorial Gardens east of Maucker Union from 7 to 9 p.m., for the music series "The Four Letter Word: Jazz." The series will feature various musicians from the School of Music as well as others. Inclement weather location will be the Hemisphere Lounge, Maucker Union. For more information, contact Michael Conrad at mconrad@mconradmusic.com.

T-SHIRT SALENEW

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.

BASH WITH BENNEW

President and Mrs. Allen invite you to join them at Bash with Ben, Thursday, Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Maucker Union North Plaza. Rain location is Maucker Union Coffeehouse. The bash will feature complimentary lunch and President Allen's kickoff to the start of the academic year. School supplies will be collected for the Back to School Project, which served 2,300 students in Black Hawk County last year. Supplies needed include spiral notebooks, pens, pencils, folders, crayons, glue sticks and scissors.

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH MUSIC FESTIVALNEW

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.

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR JEANNE MARSHALLNEW

The Psychology Department will host a reception honoring Jeanne Marshall on her retirement from UNI from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, in BAK 161. For more information e-mail jan.cornelius@uni.edu.

MTA HOSTS FUNDRAISER AT CMENEW

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.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

2010 STUDENT ORGANIZATION FAIR

Looking for oppportunities to get involved, gain leadership skills and connect with new friends? Plan on attending the 2010 Fall Student Organization Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. For more information, contact the Student Involvement and Activities Center at 273-2683.

OUR WORLD IN FOCUS: ARTISTRY IN NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

Amateur and professional photographers of all ages are invited to submit photographs featuring artistic images of Iowa nature. Contest details and entry forms can be found at www.uni.edu/museum. Entry deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 1. Our World in Focus is presented by the University Museum.

EVER WONDER IF YOU SMOKE TOO MUCH?NEW

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:NEW

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 CHALLENGENEW

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 OPPORTUNITIESNEW

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.

VOLUNTEER TUESDAYSNEW

The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley and the Student Leadership Center are partnering to present Volunteer Tuesdays. Register at www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter to volunteer at the Cedar Valley Arboretum on Tuesday, Sept. 7. Sign up now and receive transporation and a free T-shirt. Direct any questions to volunteerUNI@vccv.org.

STUDY ABROAD IRELAND INFORMATIONAL SESSIONNEW

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 WEEKNEW

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 FAIRNEW

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.

MEETINGS/CLUBS

PSE INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS

Pi Sigma Epsilon, a co-ed business fraternity, will host informational meetings at 8:30 p.m., Aug. 31, Sept. 2 and Sept. 7, all in the CBB. Come for pizza and learn about the many opportunities that PSE offers. For more information, e-mail Lindsay Guenther at guenthel@uni.edu.

UNI NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION MEETING:

If you are a K through 12 science-education major, come join the UNI Chapter of NSTA for the first meeting of the year at 4 p.m., Tuesday Sept. 7, in MSH 001. Interact with fellow peers while earning professional development credit at the same time. Free pizza is provided. For more information, e-mail co-president Brice Jensen at jensenb@uni.edu.

ETHNIC STUDENT PROMOTERSNEW

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 CLUBNEW

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.

AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION INFORMATION MEETINGNEW

Learn more about The American Marketing Association and how to become a member by attending an informational meeting at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7, in CBB 332. Come for free food and see all the great opportunities available through AMA. For more information, e-mail Courtney Stinson at stinsonc@uni.edu.

PANTHER PRODUCTIONS INFORMATIONAL MEETINGNEW

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 MEETINGNEW

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 GRAFX CLUBNEW

The UNI Grafx Club is having an open house/first meeting at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, in ITC 18/19. Any students interested in graphics, photography, screen printing, dye sublimation, etc. are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Amanda Sanders at asanders@uni.edu.

FAITH FORUM: THE PROBLEM OF EVILNEW

Join the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, in the Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge to discuss, "The Problem of Evil." Faith Forum involves small group discussion among believers and non-believers where individuals can disagree strongly and openly on matters of faith, but still retain a personal respect for each other.

S.A.V.E. INFORMATIONAL MEETING AND FREE ICE CREAM FLOATSNEW

S.A.V.E. (Students Against a Violent Environment) will hold an informational meeting Thursday, Sept. 9, in the SIAC Conference Room (Upper level of the Union). We will discuss what S.A.V.E is, what we do and provide free ice cream floats. Contact Jessie Uhlenkamp at uhlenkaj@uni.edu, for more information.

SHRM MEETINGNEW

UNI SHRM's first meeting will be held at 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, in CBB 1 and 3. Come to join SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) and find out information about the upcoming year.

UNI TRAP AND SKEET TEAMNEW

Do classes have you stressed? Then come shoot clay pigeons with the UNI Trap and Skeet team. The first team meeting will be at 9 p.m., Thursday Sept. 9, in WRC-104. Everyone from beginners to advanced shooters is welcome. Free pizza and pop will be provided. Contact unitrapandskeet@gmail.com for more information.

SWIM CLUB INFORMATIONAL MEETINGNEW

The UNI Swim Club will hold an informational meeting at 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 12, at the WRC pool balcony. The swim club is co-ed and welcomes all skill levels. Join us for regular practice and meet opportunities and reserved lanes in the pool during practice times. This is an informational meeting only; you are not obligated to join if you attend. Contact dusters@uni.edu with questions.

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.

UNI ENTREPRENEURS MEETINGNEW

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?NEW

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 CLUBNEW

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.

EXHIBITIONS AND FILMS

'OBJECT AS SUBJECT' EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION:

Listen as curator and featured artist Scott Robert Hudson explains the concept and inspiration for this unique exhibit. Enjoy refreshments, meet the artists and view rarely seen museum objects alongside the artwork they inspired at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the University Museum.

SEE 'TOY STORY 3'NEW

The Campus Activities Board will show the summer blockbuster, "Toy Story 3," at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, in Maucker Union. Free admission, popcorn and beverages provided. For more information on CAB activities, visit www.uni.edu/studentorgs/cab.

DOCUMENTARY - 'ANYONE AND EVERYONE'NEW

The documentary "Anyone and Everyone" will be shown from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, in the Rod Library Multipurpose Room 324. Connected by having a son or daughter who is gay, ethnically and religiously diverse parents share intimate accounts of how their children revealed their sexual orientation and discuss their responses. Sponsored by Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, UNI Proud, UNI Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology and One Iowa. For more information, visit http://www.anyoneandeveryone.com/.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS

FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS

Two series of workshops, Mastering Microsoft Office and Creating Web Pages, are available, for credit, free to all full-time students. See http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/credit.shtml for details and online registration links.

BUSINESS IDEA GENERATION AND OPPORTUNITY ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP

This course explores how to generate business ideas and evaluate those ideas for viability. It also covers the fatal flaws of businesses. Advanced registration is required. There are two dates to select from: 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, BCS 128 (space is limited to six people), or 3:45 to 5:45 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, in BCS 33. For more information, e-mail jpec@uni.edu or call 273-5732.

WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES CROW FORUM CALENDAR

CROW forums will take place the first Monday of October, November, December, February, March and April from noon to 1 p.m. Sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies, faculty present research that focuses on gender-related issues. The goal is to inform the university and community about the current research on gender taking place on campus. For the CROW calendar visit http://www.uni.edu/womenstudies/CrowForum.htm.

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.

SPEAKER TO ADDRESS POLITICS OF HAPPINESS

John de Graaf, executive director of Take Back Your Time, filmmaker and internationally known author, will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Center for Energy and Environmental Education Auditorium. Learn what makes individuals happy, which are the happiest countries in the world and why, the connection between time and happiness and other topics. Sponsored by the CEEE and the Public Policy Program.

JUDGING THE REALITY OF UNIVERSITY FINANCES: HOW YOUR UNIVERSITY WORKSNEW

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.

PERFORMING ARTS

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: YU-TING SU, HORN

UNI School of Music faculty artist Yu-Ting Su will present a horn recital with faculty pianist Korey Barrett at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE: AN EVENING OF RUSSIAN ROMANCES

Faculty artists John Hines, bass, Polina Khatsko, piano and Jonathan Chenoweth, cello, will present an all-Russian repertoire recital, "From Russia with Love" at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

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, TRUMPETNEW

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 BANDNEW

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 WEEKENDNEW

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.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

INTRAMURALS

Register in the Intramural Office, WRC 161. Call 273-7262 for more information.

INTRAMURAL GOLF

Open to men and women. Sign up for tee times and pay green fees from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 13 through 15. Green fees are $14. Tee times are from 10 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Sept. 19, at Pheasant Ridge. Limited to 60 entries.

INTRAMURAL 100/200 MILE RUN/WALK FITNESS CLUB

Open to students, faculty, staff, spouses and retirees. The entry fee is $15 per person. Register and pick up mileage log beginning Monday, Sept. 13 in Intramural Office, WRC 161. Deadline to complete mileage is Monday, Nov. 29. Intramural shorts are awarded for completion of mileage by deadline.

INTRAMURAL FUN RUNNEW

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 VOLLEYBALLNEW

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

DINING SPECIALS

HOT BREAKFAST AT PREXY'SNEW

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.

HOURS

PANTHER SHUTTLE/SAFE RIDE HOURS