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Thursday, Sep 27, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

UNI PANTHER PEEK DAYSNEW

The UNI Admissions office will host its first Panther Peek Visit Day for prospective students and families on Friday, Oct. 5. Welcome these prospective students to campus! Panther Peek Visit Days include a campus tour, UNI student panel, academic breakout sessions, lunch and an admissions presentation. A complete schedule of visit days is avalable on the admissions website.

REDEKER CENTER EXPANSION PROJECT

The Redeker Center expansion project has begun and will continue through summer 2013. Construction fencing defines access to Redeker Center. The campus community and guests can access the north ground-level entrance. Noehren, Hagemann and Shull skywalk entrances will remain open throughout the project. Parking on the east side of Redeker Center will be displaced by the construction staging area. The project involves two-story additions on the west, north and east sides of the building to create more dining, lounge and study space for students plus expanded production and service areas in Fresh Beginnings and Biscotti's. Updates are available on the DOR website.

OPPORTUNITIES

DEPRESSION SCREENINGNEW

Questions about depression or anxiety? Take a free, anonymous screening at the UNI Counseling Center on Oct. 3. Screening times are at 10 and 11 a.m., 1 and 2 p.m. The screenings are open to faculty, staff and students. Call 273-2676 or email Gretchen Honsell for more information.

A PEEK AT THIS WEEK'S CAMPUS EVENTSNEW

This week's events include everything from a visit by Iowa's Secretary of State discussing voter ID laws to Connexus and Family Weekend activities. Check out this week's events on the University Calendar of Events.

PANTHER SPEAKERS WEBINAR - GLOBAL COMPETENCYNEW

The UNI Panther Speakers program is offering a free webinar, "Being Globally Competent," presented by Chris Schrage, marketing, at noon, Thursday, Oct. 4. The presentation focuses on what global competency is -- what some might consider "common sense" is often overlooked in an international environment. What does it take for a person to be successful and enjoy working in the global world? Participants will gain valuable insights for working and traveling abroad. Registration is required.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP, OPPORTUNITY AND AN AMERICAN DREAM PANELNEW

Katherine Cota-Uyar, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurship Center, will moderate a panel on "Entrepreneurship, Opportunity and an American Dream" as part of the Reaching for Higher Ground initiative. Panelists will include Shahina Amin, economics; Therese Kuster, Mudd Advertising; Chris Larimer, political science; John Papajohn, entrepreneur and philanthropist and Lou Porter, KBBG. The event will take place at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct.16, in the University Room, MAU. It's free and open to the public.

IOWA'S HEALTHIEST STATE WALK - OCT. 3NEW

Join co-workers and friends in this year's Healthiest State 1K Walk (.62 miles) on Wednesday, Oct 3.  This event is in support of Iowa's initiative to become the healthiest state. To find a scheduled walk on campus and to register your group online, visit the healthiest state website. Contact Bobbi Vandegrift in HRS with questions.

OBAMA CAMPAIGN EVENT -- DOORS OPEN AT 9:30 A.M.NEW

First lady Michelle Obama will speak at an Obama for America Campaign event Friday, Sept. 28, in the McLeod Center. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. The event is scheduled to begin at approximately 1 p.m. A ticket is required for entry. (This is an Obama for America Campaign event hosted by the Panthers for Obama student organization and isn't sponsored or endorsed by the University of Northern Iowa.)

UNI SPEAKERS BUREAU

Do you have a topic or presentation you would like to add to UNI Speaker's Bureau? Or would you like to update the topics you have submitted in the past? Throughout the year, many employers, organizations and civic groups request UNI speakers. Update or create your Speakers Bureau profile today and complete the form.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

For upcoming lectures, conferences, performing arts or athletic events, please visit the UNI Calendar of Events.

EMPLOYMENT

The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found on the UNI Employment website. Referrals are encouraged.

WELLNESS & RECREATION

Fitness classes, intramural sports, outdoor recreation opportunities.