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Monday, May 2, 2005

NEWS

WARNING SIREN TO SOUND:

The Black Hawk County Emergency Management Agency will conduct a test of the outdoor early warning siren system Wednesday, May 4, at 11 a.m. One sound is used for the test -- a steady wail lasting for three minutes. If severe weather conditions are present, the test will be canceled to avoid confusion.

 
UNI PHARMACY:

The UNI Pharmacy will be open during the May and June terms. To qualify to have prescriptions filled during May and June, you must be enrolled in classes during the summer or the fall. If you are leaving for the summer, you may stop in before the end of the semester to receive a summer supply of medication. Graduates may stop in to fill the remainder of their prescriptions before the end of finals week. Insurance and other restrictions may apply. For more information, call 273-2154.

 

SAVE THE DATE: CONVOCATION:

Plan to attend the sixth annual Convocation ceremony Sunday, Aug. 21, at 4 p.m. in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. This traditional event honors the beginning of the academic year and sets a tone of dedication to education by both students and faculty.

 

PROPOSED RULE CHANGE REGARDING PERSONAL CONDUCT:

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, has proposed changes to the Uniform Rules of Personal Conduct. These rules apply to students, faculty, staff and visitors at all three Regent institutions. A key proposal involves those who engage in riot-related behavior. It incorporates state-law definitions of rioting, unlawful assembly and failure to disperse. Written and oral comments will be considered prior to final action by the Board of Regents. The earliest anticipated date for adoption is June 14. The proposal is available at http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/meetings/Committees/EDUMemos/Mar05/0305_EDU06.pdf A public hearing will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., on Friday, May 6. The UNI location is 130A Schindler Education Center. Members of the campus community and the general public may provide oral comments at that time.

 

UNI NEW HOME FOR KWWL'S BEST OF THE CLASS:

UNI will co-host the 21st annual "Best of the Class" celebration with KWWL TV. Each year the program honors valedictorians or top graduating seniors from more than 130 high schools in northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin. On May 1, 97 honorees traveled to UNI and taped a series of public service announcements, which will begin airing May 9 on KWWL. Best of the Class is a joint public service/community relations effort that encourages academic excellence among high school students by honoring students who serve as role models in their communities.

 
UNI LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:

The Governor and Iowa General Assembly will soon determine funding for the Regent universities. The most recent legislative update can be viewed at http://www.uni.edu/govrel/legisupdate.html

 
2005 WELCOME WEEK POSTER INFORMATION REQUESTED:

The Student Involvement & Activities Center is requesting information for the 2005 Welcome Week poster from organizations or departments that schedule events between Saturday, Aug. 20, and Sunday, Aug. 29. To be included in this publication, please submit your information no later than Wednesday, June 22. E-mail mike.bobeldyk@uni.edu with your events information, or call 3-5888.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW UNI G.P.S MENTORS:

Congratulations to the newly hired 2005-06 UNI G.P.S. (Gaining Panther Success) Mentors. Mentors are Sidney Cross, Kamekka Anderson, William Humphrey, Shalia Moore, Stacy Oppold, Lisa Jones, Chelse Monnier, Ashley Nunn, Sylvia Baker, Angel Anderson, and Merveina Hawkins. For more information about the mentoring program contact the Center for Multicultural Education at 273-2250.

 

VISIT THE CME'S NEW WEB SITE:

Visit the Center for Multicultural Education's new Web site at http://www.uni.edu/cme. Find information on reserving facilities, the Underground Railroad weekend trip, "A Campus of Difference" diversity sessions and more.

 

STAY ON CAMPUS FOR LUNCH:

Enjoy the convenience of getting lunch on campus during May. Prexy's will be open for lunch Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Chats will be open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. The 23rd Street Market will be open 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., with the Red Hat Deli operating from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

SUMMER LIBRARY READING PROGRAM:

The Waterloo Public Library is seeking volunteers for its annual Summer Library Program which runs Monday-Saturday, mid-June through July. Volunteers work one shift per week, two hours per shift. Work registration, track reading minutes, hand out incentives or help with a special event. E-mail volunteer@uni.edu for more information.

 

CEDAR BEND HUMANE SOCIETY:

The Cedar Bend Humane Society is seeking volunteers for upcoming one-time events. De-Stress Days at UNI, May 2 - 4; Petting Zoo, May 13; Open House, May 21 - 22. Volunteers are always needed to help walk dogs, socialize cats, give baths, and be foster parents for sick or injured animals. For volunteer times and information, e-mail volunteer@uni.edu.

 

KID'S CAFE:

Kid's Cafe provides tutors and mentors to children in need. Volunteers will provide recreational as well as nutritional and enrichment activities in a fun, safe and friendly environment. Flexible scheduling. For more information, e-mail volunteer@uni.edu.

 

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

GRADUATE ASSISTANT POSITIONS:

ITS-Educational Technology has openings for graduate assistants during the next academic year. Primary responsibility is presenting computer workshops to UNI students, faculty and staff. More information and an application form (due Friday, May 6) are available at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/gradassistant.html. Contact 273-2309 or its-tnt@uni.edu with questions.

 
KUNI'S IOWA STATEHOUSE CONNECTION:

KUNI will present the final "Iowa Statehouse Connection," originating from the Law Library in the Iowa Capitol Building, Monday, May 2, at 10 a.m. The topic is the state budget. Guests include State Auditor Dave Vaudt, the chair of the House Appropriations Committee; Rep. Bill Dix, a Republican from Shell Rock; and the co-chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Sen. Bob Dvorsky, a Democrat from Coralville.

 
FINALS CRAM:

Study at the CME, in a comfortable setting and enjoy free pop and popcorn. Hours are Monday and Tuesday, May 2 and 3, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Maucker Union, Room 109. For more information, call 3-2250.

 
DE-STRESS DAYS:

Enjoy free mini massages, Cedar Bend Humane Society animals, Dance Revolution, walk the labyrinth, and pick up health and wellness information. Open to students, faculty and staff. Monday through Wednesday, May 2 - 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Maucker Union. For more information, contact Deedra Billings at 273-7162. Hosted by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 
BIKE HELMETS FOR SALE:

UNI Outdoors has bike helmets available for only $15 each. WRS encourages safe riding. Pay by U-Bill or payroll deduction. Visit UNI Outdoors, WRC 177 to purchase.

 

SPECIAL BID - DELL PC PRICING:

Dell was awarded the bid for the ITS Student Computer Centers. This base machine bid ($933.75/unit, it can be reconfigured) is available to all departments and individuals now through July 18. See the bid specification and order information at: http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase/SpecialBids. Individual student/faculty/staff member purchases will have additional sales tax. Other laptop configurations also are available.

 

GA POSITION FOR 2005-06 NOW OPEN:

Applications for a full (20 hr) GA position at the CME are now being accepted. For more information contact Michael.Blackwell@uni.edu,or 3-2250.

 

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE, MAY 2:

Louis Ledford will perform Monday, May 2, 7 p.m., third floor studios in the CAC. Ledford spent much of the 1990s fronting and writing songs for the alt-country band Used Carlotta. Admission is $3 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. For more information visit http://www.kuniradio.org.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE, MAY 9:

The Mike and Amy Finders Band will perform Monday, May 9, 7 p.m., third floor studios in the CAC. Combining an award-winning singer-songwriter with a captivating lead vocalist and some world-class sidemen, the Mike and Amy Finders Band rambles playfully along the fences that define the bluegrass, blues, old-time country and folk music genres. Admission is $3 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. For more information visit http://www.kuniradio.org.

 

 

EVENTS

P/V PIZZA PARTY:

Tuesday, May 3, 5 p.m., the CEEE will host a P/V Pizza Party to commemorate the unveiling of its new photovoltaic (P/V) display system. The system will provide the building with more energy to meet its electrical needs. Snack on some pizza, get energized for finals. This event is open to the public. Sponsored by UNI Physical Plant and the Iowa Energy Center.

 
WINE & TULIPS:

Savor the flavor of wines from around the world as the Friends of KUNI/KHKE present the 20th Annual "Evening in Celebration of Wine & Tulips," Saturday, May 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Maucker Union. Attendance is limited to 800 guests and tickets are available in advance for $35 per person, and $45 at the door. Tickets are available online at http://www.kuniradio.org/store.html or by phone at 3-6400 ext. 0 and toll free at 1-800-772-2440. Checks, payable to the Friends of KUNI, may be sent to: “Wine & Tulips,” KUNI, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614. The ticket price includes an etched souvenir wine glass, an appetizer tray, a commemorative wine bag and a detailed wine guide.

 

CME TRIP:

The Center for Multicultural Education is sponsoring "A Trip Into the Underground Railroad," May 12-15, to Cincinnati, Ohio, and Maysville, Ky. http://www.uni.edu/cme

 

 


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