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Occupy movement continues with protest on Main Street



Despite the end of their encampment last month, Occupy Cedar Valley members will continue their movement Friday with a protest in front of Wells Fargo Bank on Main Street. While there, protestors plan to deliver a letter written to the CEO of Wells Fargo. University of Northern Iowa alumnus Brandon Long has been involved with the Occupy Cedar Valley movement since its beginning and helped organize this week’s protest. Long said delivering the letter at Wells Fargo will be “clearly a symbolic gesture as we are not naïve enough to think (their CEO) may ever see it.” “If this happens enough, maybe we educate people about the evils of their ways, discuss the benefits of switching to local community credit unions and Wells


Abbey Bryant, a freshman elementary education major, uses Wi-Fi in Noehren Hall. Wi-Fi is now available in all residence halls, except Bartlett.


UNI Wi-Fi installation complete CAITIE PETERSON Staff Writer

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Members of the Occupy Cedar Valley movement march earlier this year on Main Street. On Friday, they are having another protest on Main Street.

Fargo will be forced to comply with the law and be held accountable,” Long said. Friday’s event has also given Long an opportunity to connect with the Tea Party. Despite many differ-

ences between the two movements, Long said both have opposed corporate bailouts. “(We opposed) this idea of corporate welfare that See OCCUPY, page 3


College of Education refocuses mission BLAKE FINDLEY Academics Writer

While the University of Northern Iowa College of Education isn’t necessarily heading in a new direction, it has drawn up a new map. The college recently released a new initiative, which contains a communications and marketing plan along with a new mission statement: “The University of Northern Iowa College

of Education educates, serves and leads professionals to educate, serve and lead the next generaDWIGHT tion.” WATSON The statement is meant to sum up the five primary goals of the COE: leadership, transformation, service (community outreach), engagement and diversity.

Mary Herring, the associate dean of the COE, said the COE needed to “coordinate the message and energy of the College of Education around some targeted areas,” namely those above. “This initiative is the glue that pulls all our goals together,” Herring said. “It helps give us a cohesive message. A clear and strategic message is the key. All of this is tied to the COE’s See INITIATIVES, page 3

As of Dec. 2, nearly all the residence halls on campus, including ROTH, have access to Wi-Fi. The sole exception is Bartlett Hall, which will not be getting Wi-Fi because of renovations that will take place after the academic year. Upon completion, the new Panther Village will also be equipped with Wi-Fi. Nancy Lindgard, the information technology specialist for the Department

WANT TO REGISTER FOR WI-FI? Go to the ITTC, look at the connection guide on or connect to the SSID WiFi-UNI-Help. of Residence, is happy to see the change. “We’re really excited so far. I think it’s been a very successful rollout of our See WI-FI, page 2


Infinite access to UNI email now available CAITIE PETERSON Staff Writer

University of Northern Iowa graduates are now able to retain their email access infinitely. This applies to anyone who graduated

in December 2010 or later, as Information Technology Services kept these graduates’ emails in anticipation of this extended access. For the past few years, See EMAIL, page 3



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wireless service,” Lindgard said. “I think we’ve had, of course, a few glitches to work through, but I think they’re pretty minor.” According to Todd Thomas, the residential network specialist for Residence Administration, most of the issues have been username and password problems. Students can sign into wireless using the same username and password they use to sign into computers on campus. Thomas advised that students set up their Wi-Fi in their own rooms. A connection guide can be found on the ResNet website, and students can also connect to the SSID WiFi-UNIHelp to go through a configuration process and registration for the system. If problems are experienced at any point in the switch to wireless, Thomas suggests calling the ResNet help desk at 273-7768. “We’re happy to help out,” Thomas said. “We have had quite a few different people contact us for assistance, but for the most part, we’ve been success-

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ful with getting them up and going.” Responses to the wireless movement range from students professing their never-ending love and loyalty to the new system to several confused statements of “We have Wi-Fi?” Hagemann Hall was the first to obtain Wi-Fi, but Megan Hayes, a Hagemann resident, hasn’t been able to use it. “It doesn’t work on my computer,” said Hayes, a freshman speech pathology major. “It would be really nice to study in the lounges or other places on campus.” Lawther Hall resident Hayley Oetker said she still has her Ethernet cord plugged in, but is glad to have the option of Wi-Fi. “It’s convenient for when your roommate goes to sleep,” said Oetker, a junior elementary education major. “You can go to the lounge and be online.” Erica Scullin, a junior biology and biochemistry major, thinks “the freedom is great.” She also said the wireless is “just as fast as the regular ResNet.” Hagemann resident Erin Garmoe, a freshman business




mostly cloudy finance major, agrees with Scullin about the speed of the Wi-Fi. “I’m actually surprised that the speed (of the wireless) is just as fast as the cord. I expected it to be slower just from previous experience,” Garmoe said. “It feels like I can study wherever, without being attached to a cord.” To register wireless devices, go to the ITTC. Once a device has been registered, it can connect to UNI’s Wi-Fi anywhere it is available on campus. Although Bartlett resident Curtis Lueckenotto will not be able to use Wi-Fi in his dorm this year, he said he thinks Wi-Fi in the dorms is a good thing. “You don’t have to worry about cords being tangled and finding places to study,” said Lueckenotto, a sophomore sociology and political science double major. George Guardado, a sophomore business management major, agrees. “It gives us more freedom,” he said. “The lounges are a good environment to study in, but they don’t all have Internet (ports).”


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was all based on huge illegal risks with absolutely no consequence for the risk takers,” Long said. “The burden fell on average people, the 99 percent. We not only want to highlight our displeasure on bank bailouts and corporate welfare, but we also want to highlight that we will not tolerate being pitted against each other so that the powers that be can weaken our voice.” Sophomore political communication major Jessica Garraway said that bank protests fit in well with the “spirit of the movement” and help community members become more informed. “We’re only getting better and building up support in the community,” Garraway said. Garraway said in coming months, she hopes to see more UNI students get involved in the Occupy Cedar Valley movement. “People our age often don’t understand how these issues impact our lives,” she said, citing student loan debt and corporate bailouts as especially relevant

graduates could keep their university email account for nine months after they graduated, but they would have to create a new email account and transfer any information they wanted to keep from one account to the other before the allotted time was up. Because of this, UNI students often could not put their UNI email addresses on resumes. “We’ve always wanted to keep the email going,” said Tom Peterson, the Information Technology Services director of user services. According to Nick Frerichs, the UNI postmaster, the only thing that stopped them from doing so was cost. Sustaining so many email accounts was costly to the university. By accumulating more and more CatIDs, the cost of maintaining the email system would rise. UNI retains all CatIDs so that no two people will ever have the same one. “We keep that forever because you need to be able to get to your grades and your transcripts and the business association with the university after your graduate, and if you come back, you know, you’re already going to be there,” Peterson said, “so those accounts were already protected to last for your life.” With the recent switch to Google Apps and Gmail, however, the cost of keeping the email accounts up and running has become minimal. Because

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theme to educate, serve and lead.” In the communications and marketing plan, the dean of the COE, Dwight Watson, identified six main points. According to Herring, these points are the “touchstones around which the COE plans things.” In a statement to the faculty of the COE, Watson further described the purpose of the points, saying they should be “operational in genesis, but aspirational in their intent.” In addition, the points should be inclusive of all programs within the COE and be steeped in skills development that education students need to become effective professionals. “As we begin to implement the goals of our strategic plan, we must be mindful that our ultimate impact is on the professional effectiveness of those we prepare,” Watson said. Diversity, specifically the promotion of diversity in programs, teaching and learning, is the first point. According to the plan, the COE will maximize the use of two new hires in diversity positions in the COE. Stephanie Logan, an assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, will work with the faculty around issues of diversity, Herring said. Ty Perkins, the recruitment retention advisor for students of color, will work with the Multicultural Teaching Alliance student group to work with multicultural students. Herring said Perkins has already released a webinar related to this subject that has been marketed to faculty around the nation. For the second point, the COE wishes to focus on the early childhood education program, in hopes to make it a premier program in the nation. The third point refer-

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issues to college students. Kristen Meyers, a senior political communication major, said she is pleased to see the Occupy Cedar Valley movement continuing months after it started. “I think that people are still really curious and engaged and want to be knowledgeable,” she said. Meyers said the skills of those running the movement have helped it keep going. “One thing that I really love about Occupy Cedar Valley is that we’re organized, and we have people who know how to organize ... That helps us communicate with the state and the nation,” Meyers said. “That’s what all this is about, is communication. We’ve mirrored the national level well on a local level. We’re just trying to keep the blood pumping.” ences an internal think tank for the Elementary Science Program, consisting of Jeff Weld, the Director of the Iowa Math, Science and Education Partnership; Cherin Lee, an associate professor of biology; Jill Uhlenberg, interim department head of curriculum and instruction; and Watson. The think tank seeks to “enhance practicing elementary teachers’ science-teaching abilities.” The fourth point is to market the Research and Development School, which focuses on research, development, demonstration and dissemination. Literacy development is the final premier point of the plan. This point says the COE plans to “emphasize partnerships and the impact of the Dick Jacobson’s endowment of UNI’s Comprehensive Literacy Program” in reference to an $11 million donation by a Des Moines businessman, Richard Jacobson, to create a literacy center at UNI. In addition to these six premier points, Watson released some other points that the COE should focus on, including assessment, community service and outreach, field-based experiences, inquiry and leadership. Watson identified the primary audiences of the plan as current and prospective students, faculty and staff of the COE, alumni, donors and the campus in general. According to Watson, the plan is undergoing constant revision and refinement. “The COE chose this plan in order to get the word out about the initiatives the college is embracing and the aspirational intent of the college’s strategic plan,” Watson said. “The benefits of the strategic plan would be that we can be intentional about how we promote our initiatives. It also provides us a guidepost on how we position ourselves across our various initiatives.”

PAGE 3 UNI no longer has to manage and store email accounts and their contents, Peterson said the “common-sense, right thing to do” was to let the students have access to their email accounts after graduation. “We hope that (the cost) is forever, and as long as it is, we don’t see any reason to cut off the accounts,” Peterson said. Frerichs said that students often created their own accounts before graduation because they did not want to have to transfer everything after only a few years. He hopes that because students can now use their accounts (poetentially) forever, they will take better advantage of the resources that come with those accounts. Leann Van Donselaar, an earth science major and interpretive naturalist minor who is on track to graduate this May, was happy to hear the news of her continued email account. “That would be cool,” she said. “I already have it forwarded to my other address, which I’ve wanted to change anyway because it’s not formal.” The new Gmail accounts also come with Google Docs and Sites. By visiting, students can find all the Google Apps available to them with their accounts. While the accounts do not have quite as many apps as a normal Gmail account, Peterson and Frerichs are working on making more apps available for students. Peterson thinks that keeping a account is not only convenient, but also adds a little flair

to the emails sent out. “I think it adds a little ‘I like my school; I’m proud of it. I graduated; I’m proud of it’ (to the emails),” Peterson said. “We think it’s a positive thing. We hope the students do. The big thing is to get the word out. Graduating seniors, you’ve got your email.”


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What would What I learned Linus say? from Rick Santorum S



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2012 Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Sept. 23, 2011.


s the presidential candidates visit our campus, I would like to point out a lesson exemplified by Rick Santorum: listen to others. Mr. Santorum became a lightning rod for gay rights activists after he made this statement:: “Every society in the history of man has upheld the institution of marriage as a bond between a man and a woman ... In every society, the definition of marriage has not ever to my knowledge included homosexuality. That’s not to pick on homosexuality. It’s not, you know, man on child, man on dog, or whatever the case may be. It is one thing. And when you destroy that, you have a dramatic impact on the quality.” I am sure that Mr. Santorum has seen these words featured in a plethora of articles. Many focus on the apparent comparison between homosexuality and incest, but I prefer to set this aside and examine a deeper issue. Behind these words is an obvious concern for Mr. Santorum’s personal views on homosexuality. Clearly, everyone is entitled to his or her views on this as a moral issue. However, one is left wondering whether Mr. Santorum has ever talked to a homosexual after reading his comments. If it were the case that Mr. Santorum did talk to homosexuals about their love for another man or woman, he may find that it is no different from his love for his wife. This is a problem that all dogmatists face: the existence of other people with conflicting views. Our society has become one in which people nearly refuse to hear dissenting opinions. The central problem of this phenomenon is an attitude that does not place the concerns of others on par with one’s own. The conservative and libertarian claim to be concerned about the community by focusing on the private concerns of each citizen, but this can hardly be understood as a public concern. When one places their individual concerns above the concerns of others, they typically view all people as primarily concerned about themselves. This is problematic in an attempt to build a community of people with conflicting interests. However, this changes if one takes a public attitude. A public attitude means thinking of one’s


action in terms of others. In the case of Mr. Santorum, thinking of the concerns of homosexuals may have halted his comments. This is not to say he would have changed his moral position, but it may have made him understand the difference between a private moral concern and a public political concern. The genesis for transforming one’s private attitude into a public attitude is in the simple act of talking to people with differing views. We live in an era where communicating with others is easier than ever. However, this has not led to the dissemination of opinion one may have hoped for. Instead, people get online to find others with similar views. In doing so, one does not enlarge one’s views to include the concerns of others. They are only reinforcing their own prejudices. This only leads to a stronger refusal to hear different ideas and opinions. Furthermore, it has the added effect of making people certain that their view is correct. Mr. Santorum’s comparison between homosexual love and pedophilia probably went unchallenged among those whom he had previously discussed it with; thus, he felt it was an appropriate comment for everyone to hear. The lesson to be learned is simple: talk openly to others with differing views. As history teaches us, many “truths” are found to be false after much debate. With this known, it seems archaic to hold onto a view without discussing it with your opponents. We all have a great deal to learn from one another, but always remember that you can learn nothing from someone who merely agrees with you. No matter how much people like to claim otherwise, there has never existed a Man on earth. The human condition is always plural; we can only exist together. With that truth secured, embrace the plurality of opinions. Do not make the grave mistake of turning our world into your world. That is what I have learned from Rick Santorum. is left wondering if Mr. Santorum has ever talked to a homosexual after reading his comments.

tanding back from the consumerism that consumes the holidays every year, we can begin to analyze what the holiday season has become. Black Friday marked a truly shameful start to the “most wonderful time of the year.” After discussing the day with several participants, the story unfolded like “Lord of the Flies.” Malls and shops turned into dangerous jungles where the only thing participants could think of was their next purchase. Consumers shopped like alcoholics drink, stopping only for sustenance when they could physically no longer feed their addiction. The binge carried over the weekend to Cyber Monday when the shopaholics could pore over the massive selection of bargains without leaving their computer chairs. Why does our culture cling to the Target ads so fervently? How is this Christmas? Where is the “good will toward men”? When asked about what people will do over the holidays, many will say something to the effect of “try not to kill my relatives.” Have we really come to the point where time together with our families takes a back seat to the gifts under the tree? I get to see my family once or twice a semester. During the academic year, I can count on one hand the times I see the people with whom I spent 18 years of my life. T o my coll e ag u e s here at the


University of Northern Iowa, take the next few weeks to catch up with your family. You will be surprised how much you’ve changed. Many of us will neglect our families completely over the next week with finals, so when you finally do get home, put down the phone and Xbox controller and reconnect with the people who got you to where you are. Additionally, think of ways you can turn around the dangerous direction our society is heading. When you awkwardly pick up that argyle tie for your dad’s collection, ask yourself if he really needs it. Every Christmas, Americans will fill their mouths will cookies and eggnog while millions die of hunger. Take some time to check out alternative Christmas gifts. Microloans from websites like allow you to give the gift of giving. You can pick out a person with a small business and help get them get on their feet. And once they get their barbershop or restaurant going, they will pay you back and you can give again. Stop spending money at the mall and start spending time at home. Stop worrying about the presents under the Christmas tree and start worrying about the people in need. Put an end to the consumer Christmas so we can turn once again to the “peace on Earth, good will toward men” Christmas. Thanks Linus and Luke, and Happy Holidays.



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Your thoughts on Personal Wellness Tuesday’s issue detailed controversy over the Liberal Arts Core Review Steering Committee’s recommendation to removed Personal Wellness from the LAC. Here’s what some students had to say about the notion.



s we close in on finals week, we all overhear conversations about a current lack of free time in schedules that until this point had been so deceivingly uncluttered. Some of us will be the intended recipients of these pleas for pity, but the only reason we participate in that conversation is to remind the woeful individual that there are worse things in life, and one of those things happens to be the current schedule we are currently trying to manage. Obviously, portions of our hectic schedules are set aside as our designated time to attempt to study for the numerous exams that conclude the semester. For some it is their reaction to their realization that not cracking a book could be detrimental to the sustainability of their “college experience”; for others, it is simply a necessary evil in the pursuit of achieving the desired grade. It is a shame to me that so much time and effort is spent on the mere ingestion of information right before an exam, for it only to be regurgitated, void of creativity, back onto a Scantron that is to be compared to and judged based upon everybody else’s abilities. The institutionalized multiple choice exam does nothing more than grade an individual on his or her reading comprehension and attention span. We are not being taught anything other than how to manipulate the answers on a survey typically regarding irrelevant information. This is a painful way to receive an education. As students, how have we not realized that we want our education to have more substance? I recently turned in my final project for a class, Interpersonal Dynamics of Graphic Novels, taught by Paul Siddens. I was able to


make this final project into an art project that incorporates ideas from other classes I’m currently enrolled in, ideas typically thought of as unrelated to a class like Siddens’. I’ve gained a lot more from this class than I had expected because Siddens not only encouraged our creativity but enabled it by providing the class with the assignment he did. At the beginning of the semester I was a little concerned as to how my grade would end up, considering I entered the semester with almost no knowledge about comic books or graphic novels whatsoever. What I realized is that your grade will take care of itself if you spend time working on something you are interested in because you can’t help but learn during the process. Learning should not be defined by how many “things” we can remember, but rather how we use critical thinking and problem solving to develop different ideas for solving existing problems. This can only be done after the creation of a habit. Recalling facts that have been presented to you will probably not help when it comes to critical thinking, but understanding a process and how things are connected will. Understanding a process and recognizing a trend becomes a useful habit once we leave academia. Your future employer won’t ask you to fill in bubbles with a No. 2 pencil in order to figure out your strengths as a person. I would like the goals of my educators to be analogous with that of the Chinese proverb, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

The death of something bad (in response to “Proposed drop of personal wellness causes controversy”) I haven’t taken Personal Wellness yet. I am a junior by credits, but I intend to put it off until the moment I get sat down and seriously told I will not get a degree from this school if I do not take the course. Critics of what I say will argue that since I have never taken the class, I have no right to speak out. My bad; I am going to say what I want about Personal Wellness anyway. Picture this: a large lecture hall of students mindlessly being shown information that

deals with the importance of a healthy lifestyle. It covers a broad range of topics and is directly related to all of our lives. Students are scattered in the room on a typical day, although it fills up more on test days. They doodle or browse Facebook, and some just sleep. One thing unites them all: they have to take this course whether or not it pertains to their major or minor. This is not a good class; this is a bad class. No amount of better teaching practices will fix this issue; it’s not even a good concept. Teaching students about how bad a sedentary lifestyle is while they are forced to sit on

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I feel that students should be required to take some sort of “wellness” course, but offer more varieties of courses instead of just one course. That would greatly reduce most class sizes and students would be able to get more one-on-one time with professors. Dustin Dwain Woody

their hunches? That doesn’t even make sense. Require physically active fitness classes or provide more free WRC workout classes. By all means, encourage a healthier lifestyle. Just don’t force students to take Personal Wellness and waste their time. Thank you to the Liberal Arts Core Review Steering Committee: while this change is favorable, others are not, but still to the benefit of the greater student population; I am glad you are covering all the bases. Ask the students: they will say no to Personal Wellness. Wes Jones Social science education major


I had to take health in 8th grade, I had to take health in high school and gym was required every year unless you were in a varsity sport. there is such a thing as overkill. Kenny Whisler I think personal wellness has it’s value, plus it turned me into the physical specimen that I am today. Tom Walton

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campuslife 6 He said, she said: RELATIONSHIP ADVICE ANTHONY MITCHELL & KATIE HUNT Relationship Columnists

My boyfriend and I are planning on moving in together in May. I’m worried because right now we’re committed to each other and are planning on getting married someday, but what if something happens? Have a relationship question? Send it to TEHRENE FIRMAN/Northern Iowan

He said: Living together is innately a risk. It goes beyond just being a couple – you now have to work together as a unit to be able to live together without driving each other crazy and both being able to take care of the everyday things (i.e. rent, cleaning, laundry, etc). Living together is really the ultimate test in a relationship’s strength. There shouldn’t be any fear going into this unless you think you are just not ready. It all depends on your comfort level with the situation. If you feel that you are ready to move in with your significant other, then do it. Understand that this will require work from both of you – that it’s something

that doesn’t just magically function beautifully. If you can accept that fact, you’re already in a stronger position. More than anything, don’t focus on the “what-ifs” should something go wrong. You both love each other and are willing to do this. If it unfortunately goes south, then deal with it. It shows that the relationship wasn’t as strong as you thought or wasn’t ready for that step. All in all, don’t sweat it if you think you are both ready for this step. Have some serious conversations beforehand to make sure that all systems are go. If you are committed to each other and to working as a unit, I have no doubt that everything will turn out better than expected. Good luck!

She said: This is a huge step – of course you’re worried. It’s completely natural to be. If you know you’re going to get married someday, then you two have to move in together at some point (whether it’s before the marriage or after). It’s just scary because that time is growing closer and it’s becoming more of a reality for you. There’s always a chance of “something happening” in a relationship, but it’s by putting trust in the other person that we get over that fear of “something happening.” We get to know them and eventually begin to trust them. For you, it’s to the point where you’re ready to settle down, move in together and get married. I’d say you’ve

definitely put your trust in him if you’re ready for all of these next steps. While living together, you may learn new things about the other person that will drive you crazy, but there’s also a chance that those will be new things to love about him. You’ll get to see a new side of him and the two of you will be one step closer toward your future together. I’ve heard that sometimes people change their minds about each other and decide not to get married or continue dating because living with each other just simply did not work out. I understand you’re afraid of this happening (who wouldn’t be?) but this is just another one of those things that takes a little bit of courage and

a big leap of faith in order to overcome. You’ve made the commitment to skydive – now all that’s left to do is jump (figuratively speaking). The greatest part is that you’re not alone in this. He’s going through it, too! There isn’t a manual for how to actin a relationship – no step-by-step instructions telling us what’s right and wrong. We have to learn these things for ourselves, through experiences. The two of you may end up falling flat on your faces, but at least you tried. On the other hand, hopefully it will be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made and you’ll wonder why you ever had doubts in the first place.

Soon-to-be Bachelor of Fine Arts grads able to show off hard work OLIVIA HOTTLE Fine Arts Writer

Seniors graduating in December with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree worked for nearly two months creating, measuring and preparing to present the art that defines them. On Dec. 8, the B.F.A. Group Exhibition will open its doors for the public to see their work. “This is actually excellent preparation for artists going out and doing their work. It’s learning everything from the ground up, from creating a body of work, to publicizing it, to installing it, to creating an opening reception event around that opening,” said Darrell Taylor, director of the University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art. The B.F.A Group Exhibition will open Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Kamerick Art Building. Refreshments will be provided, and the student artists will be available to mingle and speak with guests about their various forms of

artwork. Live performances by some of the artists will also be featured. “These artists are working very intensely, not only in their discipline, their field, but also in their own ideas,” said Taylor. “It’s an interesting melding of the techniques (the artists) have learned and the story (they) want to tell.” The B.F.A Group Exhibition has been put on for at least a decade by the UNI Gallery of Art. It is the final step in a student’s Bachelor of Fine Arts major. “The art program in general just gives you a good work ethic, like getting things done is pretty much up to you and how satisfied you want to be with things, so I think that’s a good thing to learn in general,” said Chance Greaves, an artist featured in the exhibition. Students participated in all steps of the exhibition process, including publicizing their event through speciallymade postcards that are distributed through the mail.

The artists also had to choose a limited number of their pieces to include in the exhibition, which several admitted was the hardest part of the process. “(I feel) relieved. It’s been a long time coming, so it’s nice seeing (my art) on the wall,” said Sarah Rodgers, a member of the exhibition. Students had to decide which aspects and walls of the gallery fit their artwork best, leading to some haggling over which students could use certain parts of the room. They then had to choose where to hang their artwork, learn how to hang it and decide what kind of lighting was best to illuminate it. “It’s always hard on everyone – even artists who have been in their field for 20, 30 years … to decide how the latest body of work you’ve done fits into a space somewhere, because every space is different,” said Taylor. The exhibition offers an See ART, page 7


Students Jamie Harthoorn, Josh Wagner, Hannah Olson and Betsy Vander Weerdt enjoy each other’s company while they sip their hot chocolate.

Students gather for hope and hot chocolate CHANCE FRERICHS Staff Writer

Students were welcomed to the Student Lutheran Center on Dec. 5 with hot chocolate and various snacks at To Write Love on Her Arms’ annual Hope and Hot Chocolate event. “(TWLOHA) has been a great opportunity to become part of a community. I’ve met a lot of amazing people over the last two years,” said

Bryan Coffey, a senior social work major. The main purpose of the event is to build community, whether big or small, in order to create connections and remind students that no matter what they’re going through, there is always someone who cares. Along with Hope and Hot Chocolate, TWLOHA holds various events throughout See TWLOHA, page 7



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the year. They do various tablings at Maucker Union, have movie nights featuring films that pertain to the group, hold Free Hug Days at the Union fountain and


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bring in guest speakers. Anyone wishing to learn more about TWLOHA can contact them through email at or attend their meetings on Monday nights at 9 p.m. in the Elm Room of Maucker Union.


Ben Rendall, junior art major, plays the guitar at the Hope and Hot Chocolate event at the Lutheran Student Center Monday.

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opportunity for the students to present their work in front of others. “I’m just glad to have a place to show this stuff, because we make everything kind of in an enclosed small area in our studios and this gives it a chance to breathe a little bit,” said Greaves. The exhibition will continue through commencement on Dec. 17 so family members of the student artists will be able to see the work. Jessica Calhoun, another student involved in the exhibition, encourages people to come specifically to the opening ceremony to experience

GET RID OF HUNGER UNI Entrepreneurs will be sponsoring a food drive until Dec. 16 to benefit the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Donation boxes are set up in the CBA student lounge, SEC main lobby, Student Health Center and BCS lobby.

the artist behind the artwork. “What I invite the public to do is come to the opening and talk to the people about their work and how they got there, because you’re not necessarily going to get that from a small blurb on the wall or just the face value of the work,” said Calhoun. Taylor believes the public reaps rewards by attending the exhibit. “I think anyone who comes to see the show is going to benefit by seeing how an artist puts together an exhibition. They’re going to benefit by also understanding that our graduating students from this department are ready for the art world,” he said.

HELP CHILDREN IN NEED Have textbooks you want to get rid of? PRide and Spread the Care are sponsoring a book drive Dec. 8 and Dec. 14 where students can donate unwanted textbooks to provide funds for children in need.

RECYCLE FOR KIDS Instead of throwing your used greeting cards away, donate them to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children in Maucker Union, WRC, CEEE, Schindler lobby, Gilchrist Hall and Rod Library until Jan. 15. Compiled by Tehrene Firman

GIVE TOYS The Student Athlete Advisory Committee is holding a “Toys for Tots” toy drive until Dec. 16 where students can donate new, unwrapped toys that will be given to children. Toys can be dropped off in Maucker Union on Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon and Dec. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. GIVE WARMTH Drop off new or slightly used hats and mittens at the holiday tree in Maucker Union anytime before Dec. 17. The winter gear will be given to local elementary schools.

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This holiday tree in Maucker Union marks a drop-off location for students to donate new or slightly used hats and mittens to students at local elementary schools.

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Buy local and groove local to Lick It Ticket’s debut album With the release of Lick It Ticket’s self-titled debut album, these UNI-Schoolof-Music-trained musicians bring their listeners a groove oriented, jazz-influenced mixture of vocals and instrumentals that is bound to make your head move all over the place. The first three tracks of the album contain a variety of styles, including progressive-rock instrumentals, funk and disco grooves and soulful singing from Ryan Pearson, the band’s lead vocalist. Constructed with words from Kurt Vonnegut’s “Breakfast of Champions,” the fourth track on the disc, “Kilgore Thought,” slows things down from the first three fairly fast-paced tracks. With four-part vocal harmonies, light drums, guitar and sax, the beginning of the song caught my ear. The middle of the song launches into a raging solo section, featuring Robert Espe on saxophone. Amidst the spiraling sax solo, the band abruptly transitions into a soothing ending of the song, surprisingly bringing back the indie rock melody and pulsing guitar and bass riffs from the beginning.

The rest of the album covers a lot of ground with wailing guitar lines, instrumental breakdowns and engaging drum and bass beats from drummer Collin Braley and bassist Andrew Thoreen. After viewing the back of the CD, I noticed that each member of the band composes their own songs, each with a very unique style. This gives the album intriguing continuity throughout, but only the band as a whole can make each tune part of the Lick It Ticket sound. The album concludes with “Ancient Orange Grass.” With a somewhat scattered, freeform beginning that gradually picks up to what feels like a horse chase or something on a dusty dirt road, this along with the added violin quickly led it to become one of my favorite tracks on the album. While the album has not yet been released on the Internet, it can be found at Roots Market, Mohair Pair and 18th Street Vintage here in Cedar Falls. A single from the album, “Mula Bandha,” can be found online at CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon. With Christmas coming up, why not support these lads and local music in Cedar Falls?


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UNI hammers in-state rival Iowa UNI athletics, closing the talent gap… Hawkeye and Cyclone 80-60 in front of a packed house fans, I’m talking to you BRAD EILERS


Sports Editor

ERIC CLAUSEN/Northern Iowan

The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team faced a 10-point deficit early on against their in-state rivals and went to their bench for an offensive spark. The Panthers rallied and went on to win 69-62 against Iowa State University. That was last week in Ames. Tuesday night, UNI (8-1) faced a similar situation, down 10-0 just minutes into the game against their other in-state rivals, the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. Once again, UNI head coach Ben Jacobson went to his bench for an offensive spark and once again, they delivered. “(The bench) was great again tonight,” said Jacobson. “Austin (Pehl), Chip (Rank), Marc (Sonnen) and Matt Morrison, those guys were really important tonight. We were down 10-0 about four or five minutes into the game and some of those guys came in and Chip was able to get some

Anthony James (52) scored a game-high 18 points Tuesday to help the Panthers defeat their in-state rivals.

See BASKETBALL, page 10

Sports Editor

$70,689,727. $41,656,070. $11,730,483.

Do you have any guesses as to what those numbers are? No, they aren’t the past three lottery cashouts and they certainly are not my last three paychecks from the Northern Iowan. They represent the proposed athletic budgets of the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa’s to the State Board of Regents for the 2011 fiscal year. Iowa State spends nearly four times more money on athletics than UNI, while Iowa spends nearly seven

times more. That seems almost unfathomable. At least, to me, it does. In fact, it kind of makes me feel sorry for Iowa and Iowa State that they spend all that money to compete in the Big 10 Conference and the Big 12 Conference, yet still manage to lose to their so-called “little brother” school in Cedar Falls on a regular basis. Football, men’s basketball and volleyball are arguably the three most popular collegiate sports across the nation. Let’s look at the facts and see how the teams match up: Iowa is 14-1 all-time against UNI in football, 33-9 all-time in men’s basketball and 22-26 See BLURB, page 11



(10-2, 7-1 MVFC)

UNI prepares for quarterfinal matchup with Montana WHEN: 7 P.M.

BRAD EILERS Sports Editor

The University of Northern Iowa football team travels to Missoula, Mont., Friday to face the University of Montana Grizzlies in the quarterfinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. The Panthers (10-2) are coming off a 28-21 second round victory over Wofford College during which they gave up 457 rushing yards to the Terriers’ triple option offense. Although the Panthers won’t have to prepare for an unorthodox offense like they did last week, the Grizzlies (10-2) still pose a threat on the ground. “Montana, they are actually better than what I anticipated and I anticipated a great football team,” said UNI head coach Mark



Farley. “They’ve only been beaten twice, once by Tennessee and they got upset by Sacramento State. Other than that, they have played really well. They did a number on Montana State at Montana State, and Central Arkansas didn’t really challenge them. They are really playing at a high level and they are peaking at the right time.” Montana possessed the No. 16-ranked rushing offense (215.2 yards per game) in the FCS while also possessing the No. 16-ranked rushing defense (114.8 ypg allowed). The Grizzlies are averaging 33.2 points per game this season while allowing 19.8 points per contest. Montana’s rushing attack is very balanced as they have four players with at least 60 carries and 350 yards rushing on the season. Junior


running back Peter Nguyen leads the Grizzlies with 136 carries for 768 yards. Montana has seven different players with at least two rushing touchdowns. UNI is 0-4 all-time against Montana, including 0-3 in the playoffs and 0-2 on the road. “We’ll have to explain (to the players) a little of what to expect,” said Farley of the environment at WashingtonGrizzly Stadium. “They have one of the best, if not the best venue in (the FCS). It can hold (26,000) or 27,000 people and they have a great setup. Their fans are very football savvy.” For the Panthers to come away victorious, they need to score early and often to take the hostile crowd out of it. UNI must also control the rushing attack on both See FOOTBALL, page 10


(10-2, 7-1 BIG SKY)


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David Johnson (7) and the Panthers will look to keep their playoff run going with a victory over Montana on Friday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN.




HEAD COACH: Robin Pflugrad (17-6, second year) OFFENSE: Pro Style DEFENSE: 4-3 POINTS PER GAME: 33.2 PPG TOTAL OFFENSE: 420.2 Yards Per Game (21st FCS) RUSHING OFFENSE: 215.2 YPG (16th FCS) PASSING OFFENSE: 205.0 YPG (58th FCS) POINTS ALLOWED PER GAME: 19.8 PPG TOTAL DEFENSE: 318.9 YPG (21st FCS) RUSHING DEFENSE: 114.8 YPG (16th FCS) PASSING DEFENSE: 204.1 YPG (55th FCS) This Friday, the Panthers will be playing in Washington-Grizzly Stadium, which seats roughly 26,000 people (Photo: Public Domain).

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sides of the ball and limit their turnovers. Also, weather may play a factor in the


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Iowa coach Fran McCaffery yells at an official. McCaffery received two technical fouls during the game.

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UNI Police escort Iowa coach Fran McCaffery out of the McLeod Center after his second technical foul, his team’s fourth.

game. Friday night’s weather forecast is 20 degrees and windy with clear skies. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be aired on ESPN.

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Junior guard Marc Sonnen (23) takes a contested shot Iowa senior Andrew Brommer (20) fouls freshman against Iowa on Tuesday. Sonnen only made one basket forward Seth Tuttle (10). The Hawkeyes committed 25 from the field, but drained all eight of his free throws. fouls to the Panthers’ 15 during the game.

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points on the board. Those guys do a terrific job. When their number is called, they go in there and they play well.” Sophomore forward Chip Rank ignited the UNI offense as he scored 10 points off the bench in the first half. The Panthers would outscore the Hawkeyes 80-50 over the final 36 minutes of regulation en route to an 80-60 victory in front of a McLeod Center crowd of 6,834. The 20-point victory over the Hawkeyes (5-4) is UNI’s largest margin of victory in the series. “The coaching staff said to just keep playing our game and we will be right back in this. We were able to do that and we just focused and played good defense,” said UNI junior forward Jake Koch. The Panthers had five players reach double figures in scoring. Junior guard Anthony James scored a game-high 18 points. Koch chipped in with 13 points and freshman center Seth Tuttle had 12. Junior guard Marc Sonnen added 11 points off the bench and Rank finished with 10. UNI had built up a fivepoint halftime lead on the Hawkeyes; however, that lead was cut to two at 47-45 with just over 10 minutes remaining in regulation. That’s when Iowa imploded -- or maybe it was really Hawkeye head

coach Fran McCaffery who imploded. Either way, the Panthers were there to capitalize on the opportunity. McCaffery had been in the officials’ ears all night long and finally, with 9:48 remaining, they had had enough. McCaffery was charged with a technical foul and seconds later the Iowa bench was charged with another technical. James stepped up to the charity stripe and calmly swished four free throws to push the Panther lead to six at 51-45. On UNI’s ensuing possession, Iowa’s Zach McCabe fouled Tuttle on a lay-up attempt. In anger, McCabe swatted the dead ball out of bounds, resulting in another technical foul. UNI senior guard Johnny Moran and Tuttle sank four more free throws and in a matter of seconds, the Panthers’ two-point lead had expanded to 10 at 55-45. “The guys stepped to the line and made their free throws and that helped and then the building got really loud,” said Jacobson. “We had a great crowd in there tonight. They were active and they were into it… the crowd really helped us win tonight.” McCaffery’s night was finished with 4:47 remaining in the game when he was ejected after picking up his second technical foul of the game. At that time, UNI led 63-47. The Panthers’ 20-2 run

from the 9:48 mark to the 3:15 mark helped secure the 80-60 victory for the purple and gold. Following the game, McCaffery refused to address the technical fouls with the media. However, he did briefly respond to a question posed about UNI making 20 more free throws (29) than the Hawkeyes attempted. “Really? I didn’t notice that,” said McCaffery. He then proceeded to act as though he was intently reading over the statistics in front of him. “What was that? What was the question again? How about that? Interesting statistic.” With the victory, UNI is now 8-1 on the year and has won seven consecutive games. During their winning streak, the Panthers have recorded three victories against teams from Bowl Championship Series football conferences. Iowa and Iowa State are now 0-4 against teams from the Missouri Valley Conference this season. The Panthers return to action Saturday at 1 p.m. when they host the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (8-1). UNI suffered a 65-63 defeat to UW-Milwaukee last season. “We got a big game this weekend with UW-Milwaukee,” said Koch. “They beat us at their place last year and I remember it clearly. I want to get that one.”



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Suh won’t learn at any cost BRENNAN ACTON Sports Columnist

Ndamukong Suh plays for the Detroit Lions… sort of. Perhaps the word “play” is too mild for what he does. There is not an analyst or sports pundit in the nation who can overlook his work ethic. There is certainly no disappointment in his defensive production in Detroit. There is no arguing that his collegiate career is one of the most outstanding for a defensive lineman ever. There is, however, something that is far more important than all of those categories in which Suh is lacking: decency. It may be difficult to muster up respect for opponents while playing the aggressive position of defensive tackle, but there is a difference between not respecting another athlete and playing downright dirty. Suh has a continued reputation of violent antics since entering the National Football League. His aggressive demeanor has earned him multiple accolades, including the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award, but has also cast him into a notorious spotlight. Sporting News conducted a poll of 111 NFL athletes from teams around the nation, and Suh was voted the “dirtiest player” with 36 votes earlier this season. Now, closely televised games have clip after clip of him playing questionably unclean. Thanksgiving Day, Suh displayed what the NFL has labeled his fifth display of on-field rule violations. He has had five documented violations of rule-breaking in just a year and a half as a professional athlete! In the nationally televised game against the intra-divisional rival Green Bay Packers, he repeatedly shoved an opposing offensive lineman’s head into the turf and then continued to (obviously intentionally) stomp on that player as he was being pulled away. In a sport that focuses so intently on forceful contact and outlandish strength, the NFL has worked (sometimes questionably) to set boundaries on what is legal and what is not. The normal issue with violations is how harshly the NFL draws boundaries. In some ways, Suh is doing his part to show that “truly” illegal play is obvious to even the casual viewer. His lack of decency has plagued the team in penalties, and now it may really cost his team. The Detroit Lions are approaching a cap put in place to deter indi-

Ndamukong Suh (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/MCT)

vidual player fines. The NFL will fine the entire Detroit franchise if their players reach $100,000 in individual offenses. The NFL has issued Suh countless fines for his illegal play, and most recently has issued the defensive tackle a two-game suspension. Suh is appealing the decision, hoping to be back in the Lions’ hunt for a wildcard playoff spot. It is outrageous that he plans on appealing his obvious display of rule-breaking. In his postgame comments, Suh tried to play his stomp off as “unintentional.” His comments as well as his appeal show that he cannot grasp the seriousness of the NFL’s stance. He continues to go on in-game rampages, getting massive fines and beginning the entire process again the next time he suits up. According to, he has already been fined as much as $42,000 well before the Thanksgiving Day incident. The worst part is Suh had to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell already this season to go over the NFL rules in more detail. Obviously every punishment thrown at him has done little to change his violent and disrespectful demeanor. The only option left is multiple-game suspensions. A two-game punishment is far from enough to teach Suh anything. His lack of class has him in trouble so consistently he is unlikely to change anything about his game by spending a mere two weeks on the sidelines.


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all-time in volleyball. Iowa State is 20-4-3 all-time against UNI in football, 35-12 alltime in men’s basketball and 24-31 all-time in volleyball. While Iowa and Iowa State have fared well against UNI in football and men’s basketball, UNI leads the all-time series against both schools in volleyball, which speaks to the Panthers’ great volleyball tradition. However, before we move on, let’s examine these numbers in football and basketball a little closer. Although UNI hasn’t beat Iowa in football since 1898, the Panthers have started to close the talent gap, only losing to Iowa by one point on their last trip to Kinnick Stadium in 2009. In men’s basketball, the two squads have split their last 10 meetings. Iowa fans might argue that 14-1 all-time in football and 5-5 in basketball over the past decade isn’t anything to complain about. However, these are also the same fans that argue that UNI is “inferior” because they don’t play in a Bowl Championship Series football conference. So by those standards, I would be ashamed to call myself an Iowa fan considering they spend almost seven times what UNI does on athletics and yet they just beat UNI (a Football Championship Subdivison team) by one point in their last football meeting and are a mere .500 against a team from the “inferior” Missouri Valley Conference over the past decade. *gasp* Iowa State can make even less of an argument. UNI has significantly closed the gap with ISU in both football and basketball. While UNI has only beat ISU once in football over the past decade, the Panthers are 1-3 against the Cyclones in their last four meetings on the football field, and only one of those three losses to Iowa State was by more than one point. As for basketball, UNI has had ISU’s number, winning six of the

last seven meetings between the schools. How can ISU stand spending almost four times more money on athletics than UNI and play so poorly against them? I mean, after all, they do play in the Big 12, which means they are far superior to UNI. However, if the Big 12 ever disbands, I would love to see what “power” conference would want to add Iowa State. The Mountain West Conference? The Western Athletic Conference? Heck, maybe if they are lucky they could get an invitation to the MVC if it weren’t too “inferior” for them. The classic responses to these arguments are usually: “We are having a down year” or “You would be terrible if you played against powerhouse teams week after week like we do in our conferences.” Please, save it. I don’t care how much of a down year you are having; you spend between $30-$60 million more on athletics than UNI does. In all honesty, ISU and Iowa should destroy UNI in every sport with the resources they have and it shouldn’t even be close. That leads me to my next defense. All you ISU and Iowa fans are right: if UNI played in the Big 10 or Big 12 on a weekly basis we probably wouldn’t be as successful as we are now. However, if we played in a power conference we would have more funding and resources and could recruit outside the Midwest in states like Florida, Texas, California, etc. So if UNI can compete with Iowa and ISU at a fraction of their budget, imagine how lopsided it

would be if the teams were on a level playing field financially. The truth is, UNI gets more out of their athletes and more bang for their buck than either Iowa or Iowa State. Besides, I would really like to see Iowa or Iowa State compete in the MVC for basketball this year considering ISU is 0-2 against UNI and Drake University, while Iowa is 0-2 against UNI and Creighton University with Drake still looming on their schedule. The fact is that the talent gap between the power conference schools and the mid-major schools like UNI is starting to shrink. The argument I am trying to make is that UNI spends a fraction of what Iowa and ISU do on their athletic budgets and they produce just as good a product on the field, the court and in the classroom. It’s time for Iowa and Iowa State fans to accept the fact that UNI runs a pretty good athletics program for what they spend and there are worse things than losing to the Panthers. For instance, losing to the Campbell University Camels.

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59 Single-cut and rat-tail? 62 Fall breaker 63 Behan’s land 64 Sister of Rachel 65 Refuges 66 Like core courses: Abbr. 67 First name in humor

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Horoscopes By Nancy Black Tribune Media Services (MCT)

Today’s Birthday (12/09/11). This year, partnership plays an important role. Complete a job with attention to detail. Time spent on afternoon walks builds health and peace. Enjoy a feisty argument or debate. Share love: It’s the bottom line. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Today is a 9 -- You’ll be tested for the next few days, as new opportunities arise. Stay quiet and respectful, and do your best. Pay attention to communications. You could win. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Things may not be as you thought. You can’t always be ready for change. Don’t be too hasty. Tempers could be short, so take it easy, on yourself and on others.

Aries (March 21-April 19) -Today is an 8 -- Solve conflicts through careful communication. Finish the job. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you can always learn. You absorb knowledge like a sponge.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- A surprising development in business can be for the best. Be prepared to negotiate as if you’re unattached to the results. Don’t fritter your money away.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Be ready for change. You’re right in the middle of the money river. You can block the flow, make it grow or direct it where you want it to go. Stay true.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- You may need to adapt to the situation. What are you most committed to: winning an argument or your relationship? Winning can come at a cost. Keep cool.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Unleash your hidden talent and energy. You surprise everyone. You’re inspiring and invigorating. Take necessary actions. Keep quiet about status altogether.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -Today is an 8 -- Do the research, and disagree persuasively (and with charm). Freedom may sound delicious, but travel’s impractical today. Relax with comfort food.

Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is a 7 -- For the next couple of days, you’re better at dealing with paperwork. It may require special concentration and learning skills. You’ve got them.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- Friends mean well, but don’t necessarily understand the situation. Pay off debts first. Quiet time taking care of business gets you farther.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Friends help you clear up the confusion. Feed your hunger for knowledge, and then pass on what you’ve learned. Adapt to a change in orders. Use intuition.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -Today is an 8 -- Decline a public outing in favor of a private invitation. Postpone the decision, if you can. Something about it rubs you the wrong way. You could just stay home.

Across 1 Goya subject 5 Party guy, perhaps 9 Brought down 14 “El __ brujo”: de Falla work 15 Prefix with foil 16 Adversary 17 Correspondence between philistines? 19 Analogy symbol 20 Rescinds 21 Poetic time reference 23 Social conclusion 24 Chromosome component 25 Telecommuting congressional aides? 28 Barely got, with “out” 30 Fin. neighbor 31 Off-rd. vehicle 32 Charge

33 Currency on which Marconi appeared 34 Explore 38 Grand Central waitstaff ? 41 Record holder 42 Fleming and others 43 Ex-NBAer Unseld 44 India neighbor, to the IOC 45 The Tupolev Tu-144, e.g. 46 Like Magellan, often 47 Drum major’s concern during a parade through narrow streets? 51 Dada co-founder 52 Ring cheer 53 Like Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 109 54 Count Almaviva’s valet, in opera 57 Bobby __

Down 1 Builders of the Tikal temples 2 “God is not __ ...”: Numbers 3 Baler maker 4 In the area 5 Big wholesale club 6 1773 jetsam 7 NFL’s Cardinals, on scoreboards 8 Artificial being of Jewish folklore 9 Molecules that respond to stimuli 10 “Wheel of Fortune” purchase 11 Woody Allen film 12 Ham it up 13 Physics class units 18 Rock-__: jukebox brand 22 Oxalic acid, e.g. 25 Wedding ring? 26 Teacher of spoken language to the deaf 27 Tel __ 28 Immature newts 29 Balance beam? 30 Back-row bowling target 33 Balls of energy 35 Where many columns are found 36 One with a trunk 37 Greek peak 39 Fix up 40 Window part 46 Varicolored pattern 47 Milk flavorer since 1928 48 Hello, to some Americans 49 Link 50 Put off 51 River island 54 Ward (off) 55 Staples purchase 56 Workplace inspection org. 58 Juillet is part of it 60 Glower inducer 61 Matter state: Abbr.




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Friday, December 9, 2011


Volume 108, Issue 27



Large 4 BR. plus one extra room, facing UNI; Singles welcome. 2 bath, W/D in unit. Cable, internet, garage parking, etc. Leave message. 266- 5544; 273- 6264 CF 4 BR. townhouse. Jan. 1stMay 31st. $900. 1413 West 2nd Street. 266-5789 1 & 2 bedroom apartment. Clean, spacious, close to campus, utilities and cable paid, off-street parking and laundry. Available January 1st. 290- 8151 2 Bedrooms Available Immediately. 906 Melrose Dr. Cedar Falls. Contract thru 5/31/12. Looking for male roomates. Rates are $280 & $330+utilities. 1 mile from campus. Call Tim @ (319) 239-9077 For rent. Newer 4 BR., 2 bath, 2 living room duplex. Close to UNI. All appliances, W/D. $1200/ MO. plus utilities. 512 W. 13th, Cedar Falls. 319- 573- 7917 4 BR. duplex. 610 Iowa Street. $900/MO. 319- 236- 8930 1270 Black Hawk RD., Waterloo. 1 story, 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Approx. 1100 SQ. FT. $69,500. Call 319- 287- 7676 Large attic/loft for 1 or 2 persons. Facing campus on College Street. 319- 240- 0880. 1, 2 or 3 rooms to rent. Available now through May. 319- 240- 0880. 1 BR. available January. Most utilities included. Cats allowed. University Manor. 319- 266- 8586. 3 BR., 4 BR. 2 blocks from campus. Off street parking. W/D included. Air conditioned. 319- 239- 2135 1, 2, 3, 4 BR. available May 2012. Close to campus. W/D, dishwasher, central air, cable and internet included. Off street parking. No pets. 319- 415- 5807.

1 BR. apartment 3 blocks from campus. Off street parking. W/D included. 319- 239- 2135 Awesome sublease available! January - May with first month rent FREE! $325/mo includes util. Hidden Valley Apts. 3 female roommates. Furnished or unfurnished. Great place -- great price! 319- 830- 9946 Best of the best. 1, 2, 3 and 4 BR. apartments for next year. Dishwashers, W/D. No smokers. No pets. 712- 330- 5409


Cedar Falls, Iowa


HELP WANTED Help wanted. Tony’s Pizzaria downtown Main Street. Hiring servers, cooks and drivers. Go to Fill out application and mention The Northern Iowan.

Earn $1000-$3200 a month to drive our brand new cars with ads.

MISC Local game console repairs: 360 - PS3 - Wii - DSLite - PSP.

ROOMMATE 2 roommates needed immediately for upstairs bedrooms in 3-bedroom clean, cozy house at 1616 Olive Street, Cedar Falls. Garage, laundry, a/c, close to UNI, quiet neighborhood. $350/Month plus utilities. $350 deposit. Leave message at 641- 751- 6179

HELP WANTED Make a DIFFERENCE! Be a CAMP COUNSELOR! Friendly Pines Camp, in the cool mountains of Prescott, AZ, is hiring for the 2012 season, May 26 - August 1. Activities include horseback riding, waterskiing, canoeing, ropes course and more. Competitive salary, room and board, travel stipend. To apply, contact Sylvia at or 1- 888- 281- CAMP. Be part of something AMAZING, and have the summer of a lifetime!

$375.00 / per person for 3 people $330.00/ per person for 4 people



Friday, December 9, 2011



2012-2013 Available May/June 2012 3 Bedroom two blocks to campus Washer/dryer - dish washer - cable Off-street parking 24 hour management available

Now Leasing for 2012-2013

Corner of Merner and 20th $350/MO. per bedroom

Free High Speed Internet Free Cable & TV Jack in your bedroom

at 319-215-5200 Today!

Free Parking Space

Call 319- 415- 5807

On site Laundry Facilities No Bus to Ride No roomsharing Close to Campus

1, 2, 3, & 4 Bedroom Apts

Large Upscale Apartments


Ready to sign for 2012?

18th & Hudson - Close to the dome!

- Over 200 affordable options for apartments, houses, and duplexes - Conveniently located near UNI - FREE cable, free laundry, and more! - May and June leases available

Call Tim 319-404-9095




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The Dec. 9, 2011 issue of the Northern Iowan, the University of Northern Iowa's student-produced newspaper since 1892.