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Monday, March 21, 2005

NEWS

PANTHER SHUTTLE TO STOP RUNNING:

Due to recent budget cuts, the Northern Iowa Student Government has announced the Panther Shuttle stopped running as of March 11.

 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT OPENINGS:

NISG is accepting applications for Director of Administration and Director of Public Relations. Apply online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/government/nisgapp.shtml. Applications are due by Wednesday, March 23.

 

A TRIP TO THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD:

The Center for Multicultural Education is sponsoring "A Trip Into the Underground Railroad" bus trip May 12 - 15 to Cincinnati, Ohio and Maysville, Ky. The trip will include several landmark locations that formed part of the Underground Railroad. Informational meetings will take place in the CME lobby (109 MAU) Wednesday, March 23 at 3 p.m. and Thursday, March 24 at 12:30 p.m. For more information, visit http:// www.uni.edu/cme.

 

KUNI'S IOWA STATEHOUSE CONNECTION:

KUNI presents "The Iowa Statehouse Connection," originating from the Law Library in the Iowa Capitol Building, March 21, 10 a.m. The topic will be Iowa's freshmen lawmakers. Guests include Representatives Jeff Kauffman, a Republican from Muscatine; and Dawn Pettengill, a Democrat from Mt. Auburn; and Senators Jeff Danielson, a Democrat from Cedar Falls; and Dave Mulder, a Republican from Sioux Center.

 

CHFA FACULTY EXCELLENCE AWARD:

The Faculty Senate of the College of Humanities & Fine Arts calls for nominations for the CHFA Faculty Excellence Award. The purpose of the award is to honor tenured faculty who have excelled as teachers and scholars and effectively combined the two into exciting classroom experiences.The recipient will make a presentation to the college community and invited guests during the fall semester. During the fall presentation a $500 cash award will be given by the College of Humanities & Fine Arts. Nomination forms are at http://www.uni.edu/chfa/excellence.htm

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH DISPLAY AT ROD LIBRARY:

During March, a display to commemorate national Women’s History Month and Asian-American Month is in the entryway of the library. There are posters and quotations by famous individuals, as well as UNI library books related to these topics. For more information on events, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

HOT NEW ITEM AT THE 23RD STREET MARKET:

Top-a-Tater. Select from a dozen combinations of toppings for hot baked potatoes and sweet potatoes.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

VOLUNTEER TUTOR/MENTORS NEEDED:

The GEAR UP Program is looking for volunteer tutor/mentors to work with students of Waterloo's Logan Middle School, East, Expo and West High Schools. The GEAR UP Program is a federally funded program sponsored by UNI. For more information contact Shirley Greer, director of the GEAR UP program, at 287-5638.

 

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB VOLUNTEERS:

The Boys and Girls Club of Blackhawk County is seeking volunteer tutors during after school "Power Hour," from 4 to 5 p.m. Thirty members who have been held behind in school need tutors. Math and reading tutors primarily sought. Flexible scheduling. For more information, e-mail volunteer@uni.edu.

 

A T. REX NAMED SUE VOLUNTEERS:

Volunteers are needed now through May 27. Exhibit hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Sundays, 1 - 4 p.m. Volunteers can choose days, times. Duties include tour guide, ticketing, exhibit maintenance, gift shop and special events. Contact Rosie Peterson at 232-0901 or rpeterson@aincservices.org for more information or to sign up.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS:

The UNI-Dome and UNI Wrestling will host the 2005 USA Wrestling Kids/Cadet & Veterans Folkstyle National Championships, April 2 and 3 in the UNI-Dome. Volunteers are needed to run scoreclocks and track and deliver bout sheets. No prior experience is necessary and each job is learned quickly. Contact Dan at soy2140@uni.edu to schedule. (Required volunteer hours can be authorized.)

HOURS

HOURS OF OPERATION OVER EASTER WEEKEND:

Chat's will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 25 and 4 p.m., Saturday, March 26.

STUDENT RESOURCES

ENVIRONMENT, TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY IN OKOBOJI:

Wanted: A few good students looking for a field-based, hands-on educational experience this summer to fulfill Liberal Arts Core requirements. Attend an informational meeting Thursday, March 24, from 3 to 4 p.m., in McCollum Science Hall, Room 103. http://www.uni.edu/contined/cp/courses/820140.pdf

 

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT:

The UNI Upward Bound Math and Science Program and the Classic Upward Bound Program are looking for math and science majors to be tutor/mentors for the Summer Enrichment Program, from June 11 to July 25. Tutors/mentors reside in the dormitories with students for the six weeks. In addition to salaries, tutors/mentors receive free room and board. Travel expenses are paid. For more information contact Latricia Hylton at 433-1260 or Wilfred Johnson at 433-1250. Visit http://www.uni.edu/eop/ubms or http://www.uni.edu/eop/ub. Application deadline is Monday, March 28.

 

FINDING JOURNAL ARTICLES FOR PAPERS:

Rod Library will help you find articles via live chat sessions. Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; and Friday, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. See "Ask Us" link in upper left corner of library home page, or visit http://www.lib.uni.edu/ris/askchat.shtml. Help is also available via e-mail, phone and in person.

 

CONVERSATION PARTNER PROGRAM:

The Culture & Intensive English Program (CIEP) matches international students with a UNI student or staff member. The partners meet for one hour each week and talk in English to allow the international student to improve their English and understanding of American culture. American students benefit by meeting international students and developing a greater cultural awareness and understanding. Sign up to be a conversation partner at http://www.uni.edu/ciep or visit the CIEP office in Baker 72. Male students are especially encouraged to sign up.

 

EXERCISE ADHERENCE:

If you struggle with exercise adherence or just not sure what to do, then a personal trainer is the answer. Your personal trainer will design a program with your specific goals in mind, motivate and educate you. Contact Kristy.Leen@uni.edu or 273-7167. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/PT/index.html.

 

STUDY SPEECH PATHOLOGY IN CHILE:

Enhance your speech pathology knowledge and earn three credit hours through lectures by Chilean experts, visits to hospitals and orphanages in Chile and Peru and participation in community projects. Program is conducted in English. For more information, call 273-7078 or stop by Baker Hall 59.

 

STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES:

There are places available for study abroad opportunities in Russia, Chile, Romania and France. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/programs/, or call the Study Abroad Center at 273-7078, or visit Baker Hall 59.

 

MICROSOFT ACCESS:

This database provides quick, selective access to information to make you and your staff more productive. Module 1 covers beginning topics and Module 2 covers intermediate and advanced issues over two sessions. Module 1 is April 18; Module 2A is April 20; and Module 2B is April 22. Classes are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $349 for both modules or $125 for Module 1 and $249 for Module 2. For more information or to register call 236-8123, or visit http://www.unirbc.org

 

HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

You have enough things to haul to and from campus. Half and long lockers are available for rent. Contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu. Sign-up also available at HB; just ask a fitness supervisor.

WELLNESS/RECREATION

BACKPACK IN IOWA:

Yellow River State Forest offers a great experience for beginners. April 2-3, cost $30 (UNI); $35 (guest). Pre-trip meeting March 29, 5 p.m., WRC 174. No experience necessary. Backpacks and equipment supplied. Contact Outdoor Rec at 273-7163 for more information.

 

ROCK CLIMB IN IOWA:

UNI Outdoors will introduce the basic skills of outdoor climbing at Backbone State Park. Trip will be April 9. Cost is $20 (UNI); $25 (guest). Pre-trip meeting is April 5, 5 p.m., WRC 174. Contact Outdoor Rec at 273-7163.

 

ROCK CLIMBING/HIKING IN ARKANSAS:

Backpack and climb in one of the best outdoor recreation areas April 15-17. Cost $80 (UNI); $90 (guest). Pre-trip meeting April 12, at 5 p.m., WRC 174. Challenging routes offered for all skill levels, no experience necessary. All equipment provided. Contact Outdoor Rec at 273-7163.

 

INTRAMURAL BADMINTON:

Men, women and co-rec divisions. Singles are Tuesday, March 29, 7 p.m., WRC south courts. Doubles/co-rec are Wednesday, March 30, 7 p.m., WRC south courts. Register Monday, March 21, through Thursday, March 24, 8 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., WRC Room 101.

PERFORMING ARTS

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Monday, March 21, at 7 p.m. Rachel Ries a Chicago-based singer-songwriter will perform in KUNI's third floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. For more information visit http://www.kuniradio.org/kustud.html.

 

GUEST/FACULTY RECITAL:

Monday, March 21, 8 p.m., Russell Hall Auditorium. Performing will be Jonathan Schwabe, bass, with special guests jazz keyboardist Mark Maegdlin and guitarist Brian Wilke. Faculty member Chris Merz (sax), graduate assistant Tom Giampietro (drums), UNI alums Heath Pattshul (vocals), and Edgar East (vocals & percussion) will join them. The ensemble will perform an eclectic program with works by Wayne Shorter, Merz, Maegdlin, Schwabe, Burton Lane and others.

 

VOICE STUDENTS RECITAL:

Tuesday, March 22,  Davis Hall, 6 p.m. The Studio of Leslie Morgan's voice students perform a repertoire of arias and songs.

 

PHI MU ALPHA SINFONIA PERFORMANCE COMPETITION:

Thursday, March 24, Russell Auditorium, 8 p.m. Open to any non-member student performing works by American composers. Scholarship awards: 1st Prize $150, 2nd prize $50. Judged by faculty Sinfonians.

 

GUEST MUSIC RECITAL:

Friday, March 25, Davis Hall, 8 p.m. JD Shaw, horn and Robin Guy, piano.

 

PERFORM AT THE NO SHAME THEATRE:

No Shame theatre is an open venue for performing--anyone is welcome to perform, provided they follow three simple rules: All pieces must be original, all pieces must be five minutes or under, and the performace of the piece cannot damage the space or any of its occupants. Performances are Fridays, March 25, April 8, 15 and 29, 10 p.m., CAC, Room 108. For more information, visit http://www.noshame.org

 

BEAT. A PLAY ON WORDS:

This exciting, rhythmic production focuses on Allen Ginsberg's famous obscenity trial. Directed by UNI senior Amanda Freking, the show runs March 31, April 1 and 2, at 7:30 p.m., in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang Hall 040. The show is free. Seating is limited.

EVENTS

CEEE PRESENTS 'GREEN LIVING':

Monday, March 21, at 7 p.m., in the CEEE auditorium, the CEEE presents "Green Living." Take a DVD tour of Dan Isbell's, solar-, wind- and biomass-powered home located on the Cedar River and listen as he shares his story of living an environmentally friendly lifestyle. A reception will follow the program.

 

RUSSIAN MOVIE SERIES:

Russian Cartoons Night is Tuesday, March 22, 7 p.m., Seerley 115. Featured are episodes from the "Just You Wait" series and "Cat Leopold" (based on Russian scripts and children's books), as well as "Winnie-the-Pooh" (based on stories by A.A. Milne) and "Carlson" (based on Astrid Lindgren's book). In Russian with English subtitles.

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH FILM SERIES:

The film "My Journey, My Islam," will be shown March 22 and 23, at the CME, (109 MAU). Showings are 9 and 11 a.m., and 1, 3 and 7 p.m. This film documents how Muslim women reconcile and interpret the requirements of their faith and the obligations of Western culture. Refreshments provided. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/cme. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education.

 

GOLD STAR MOM AGAINST THE IRAQ WAR:

Sue Niederer, of Gold Star Families for Peace, will speak Wednesday, March 23, at 1 p.m., in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B. Niederer is the mother of Lt. Seth Dvorin, who was killed in Iraq in February, 2004. If you have questions, contact Jessica Maass at jmaass@uni.edu. Sponsored by UNI Students for Social Justice.

 

TAG SALE:

On Wednesday, March 23, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., UNI will host a tag sale at the warehouse at 2412 West 27th St. The items to be sold are desks, chairs, cabinets and miscellaneous items. All items are sold "as is" and must be removed on that day. Payment must be made in cash or check before removal. Call Vince at 3-3527 with questions

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Wednesday: Baseball vs. Clarke College, Riverfront Stadium, Waterloo, 3 p.m.

Friday: Softball vs. Southern Illinois, 12 p.m.*

Saturday: Softball vs. Southern Illinois, 2 p.m.*

Sunday: Softball vs. Southern Illinois, 12 p.m.* * Panther Park, directly Northwest of UNI-Dome

 

LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP SPEAKERS SERIES:

Leaders on Leadership speakers will address leadership involvement with human rights issues, March 24, 3:30-4:45 p.m., in SEC 252. Speakers include Cheryl Faries, Community Development Coordinator; Abraham Funchess, Waterloo Human Rights Commission member; Lori Knight, president, UNI Hispanic Latino Student Union; and Jessica Maass, president, UNI Chapter of Amnesty International. See entire speaker series and other details at: http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.html.

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH FILM SERIES:

The film "Dadi and Her Family" will be shown March 29 and 30, at the Center for Multicultural Education (109 MAU). Showtimes are 9 and 11 a.m., and 1, 3 and 7 p.m. This film focuses on a grandmother in a Jat farm family in Haryana, her views on changing values in the family and changing times. Refreshments provided. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/cme. Sponsored by the CME.

 

2005 REGIONAL ACTIVITY:

April 8-10, the UNI PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) Chapter will host one of 15 nationwide regional activities. Sessions will be led by public relations professionals from ESPN, Disneyworld, KWWL and others. The conference is open to all. For more information or a registration form, visit http://www.uni.edu/jjl or e-mail uniregionalactivity2005@yahoo.com.

 

'SPRINT INTO SPRING' 5K RUN/WALK:

The 4th Annual "Sprint into Spring" 5K run/walk, sponsored by Pi Sigma Epsilon, will take place Saturday, April 9, at 8 a.m., on the UNI campus, rain or shine. Early registration is $15 (must be received by March 30). Registration is $17 after March Health Beat, YMCA, Cedar Falls Rec Center, Marketing Office (CBB) and at: http://isrl.cba.uni.edu/pse/PSE%20registration.pdf. Contact Greg Pudenz at pudenz22@uni.edu for more information.


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