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Monday, Feb. 13, 2006

NEWS

PRESIDENT KOOB DECIDES NOT TO TAKE REGENTS' JOB:

President Koob has decided not to join the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, as a senior adviser for educational policy, as announced last fall. In a letter to BOR President Michael Gartner, President Koob said in part, "Regrettably, despite rising state revenues, it now seems assured that Regents' funding will fall below increases in mandatory expenses for the sixth fiscal year in a row. At UNI, we face a minimum of a $2.7-million deficit when comparing our best-case scenario for income versus our obligations for employee salaries and sharply rising benefit and utility costs. Under such circumstances, I cannot be comfortable asking the university to cover my salary in support of a developmental leave. Therefore, I am withdrawing my request for such a leave and will take a leave without pay instead." President Koob plans to return to his residence in California for the coming year. For information about the UNI presidential search process, see http://www.uni.edu/presidentialsearch/

 
UNI BUDGET UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT KOOB:

See President Koob's message to the campus about the upcoming budget at

http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/418.html

 

CAMPUS CONVERSATION - FEB. 17:

All UNI employees are invited to participate in a continuation of the Campus Conversation begun last year about making UNI an even better place to work. President Koob will host a town hall meeting and task forces will share their progress and invite feedback. Two duplicate sessions will be offered -- 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. -- in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/conversation/

 

NORTHERN IOWA STUDENT GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS:

NISG 2006 General Elections will take place Tuesday, Feb. 21, and Wednesday, Feb. 22, on MyUNIverse under the announcements. Elections will end at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22. Contact the NISG Office at 273-2650 or nisg@uni.edu with any questions.

 

FRESHMAN/SENIOR SURVEY:

The National Survey of Student Engagement will be sent to 1,600 UNI freshmen and seniors. If you receive one, please take time to respond. UNI wants to hear how students perceive their UNI experience so we can evaluate the past and plan for the future. For more information, contact donna.vinton@uni.edu

 

STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE:

The 13th Annual College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Student Research Conference at UNI, will be held Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Submission of poster or oral presentation deadline is April 3. Registration deadline is April 17. http://fp.uni.edu/maclink/csbs_main.htm

 
STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARDS:

Would you like the opportunity to recognize student leaders, advisors and student organizations across campus? Consider nominating individuals or organizations for Student Leadership Awards. Visit http://www.uni.edu/maucker to print out the nomination forms. Nominations are due Friday, March 3, to the Student Involvement & Activities Center in Maucker Union. The awards ceremony will be held Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m. in Maucker Union. For more information, contact 3-2683.

 

JOIN CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD:

Are you interested in event planning and making a difference on campus? If so, apply now to be a part of 2006-07 Campus Activities Board (CAB). Applications are available at the Student Involvment & Activities Center in Maucker Union or online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/cab Applications are due Friday, Feb. 24.

 

IRS FORM W2:

2005 W2s are available online. You can access the electronic version through your UNI Employee Self Service Responsibility in Oracle. Paper copies were mailed Tuesday, Jan. 31, to your home address. Questions on how to access the form should be directed to the Help Desk, 273-5555, option 2. Specific payroll questions should be directed to Payroll, 273-2656.

 

LA COCINA DE HOMBRE MEXICANO:

Wasabi at Maucker Union now features an authentic Mexican food menu designed by UNI's Roman Osuna. The entrees will be served on Mondays. The Tamale Dinner features two chicken or beef tamales, Spanish rice, beans and one chicken or beef empanada for $4.99. Dinner items also are available a la cart.

 

SEALED BID AUCTION:

UNI is holding a sealed bid auction now through Friday, Feb. 17. Four items are available for sale and can be seen at Warehouse 1 at 2412 West 27th St., west of the UNI-Dome, during store sale hours (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays) or by appointment. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/419.html

 

ESSENTIALS VALENTINES GIFTS:

Valentines gifts are now available at Essentials in Maucker Union including greeting cards, stuffed animals, Gel Gems, candles, soaps, new UNI clothing and more. We can personalize a gift bag for you. Balloon bouquets available in any size. Order early for pick-up by calling 273-3743 or 273-3762.

 

2006 LUX SERVICE AWARD NOMINATIONS:

Do you know a student who has demonstrated outstanding service to UNI? Nominate him or her for the 2006 Lux Service Award. This award is the highest undergraduate honor awarded for service to UNI. Students are encouraged to nominate their peers. Students with 90 or more credit hours, including graduating seniors, qualify for the award. Visit http://www.unialum.org/lux for complete award requirements and an online nomination form. Nominations must be received by Feb. 10. Direct questions to Jennifer Noehl at 273-6409.

 

STUDENT EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR:

Student employees can nominate their UNI supervisor for the 2005-2006 UNI Student Employer of the Year. Learn more about this award and print a nomination form by visiting http://www.uni.edu/finaid For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/finaid/news/EmployerofYearnominationform.pdf

 

KUNI PRESENTS 'IOWA STATEHOUSE CONNECTION':

KUNI presents "The Iowa Statehouse Connection," originating from the Law Library in the Iowa Capitol Building. Hosted by KUNI Des Moines Bureau Chief Jeneane Beck, the show airs Mondays at 10 a.m. throughout the 2006 legislative session.

 

UNI CLASS RINGS AVAILABLE:

The UNI Alumni Association is taking orders for UNI class rings. Recognized by NISG as an official symbol of UNI, it is available to undergraduates who have achieved junior standing, graduate students with a minimum of 18 credit hours, and alumni. For more information, visit http://www.unialum.org/proserv/ring/ Ordering days are Feb. 14 through 16 in Maucker Union, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

PREXY'S OPEN LONGER HOURS:

Avanti and grab-n-go at Prexy's in Maucker Union are extending service hours to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Beverages, Avanti hot specialties, chilled salads and fresh desserts will be available at this time. During the initial trial period, feedback about the service will be appreciated.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

ASSISTANT ART INSTRUCTION - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Waterloo Center for the Arts is seeking volunteer assistant art instructors, gift-store attendants and special-events assistants. Days and times will vary according to availability. If you are interested in the arts and are willing to assist, visit VolunteerUNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs for more information.

 

YWCA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

The Waterloo YWCA is seeking volunteers for two programs: Women's Wellness and Latino Moms. Women's Wellness focuses on health education and empowerment and is held on Tuesday evenings from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Latino Moms is a program dedicated to developing English skills and is held evenings, twice each week. For more information, visit VolunteerUNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 

NAMI VOLUNTEERS WANTED:

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is seeking volunteers to co-facilitate support groups and educational classes. Volunteers will be trained and will assist with programs both at UNI and in Waterloo. If you can be empathetic with families and persons with mental illness, visit VolunteerUNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs for more information.

 

FUND DRIVE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

KHKE Classical Public Radio 89.5 FM needs volunteers for its upcoming on-air fund drive Feb. 20 through Feb. 24. Volunteering at KUNI/KHKE gives you the opportunity to meet on-air personalities, behind-the-scenes staffers and other KUNI/KHKE supporters like yourself. Contact KUNI/KHKE Membership Manager Angela Vezdos at 273-6336 to volunteer. For more information, visit http://www.kuniradio.org/volunteers.htm

 

THEATRE UNI VOLUNTEERS:

Theatre UNI is seeking volunteer ushers for the upcoming performances of the opera comedies, "La Serva Padrona" and "Gianni Schicchi," at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Performances are Feb. 23, 25 and March 3 at 7:30 p.m. and March 5 at 2 p.m. Ushers receive a free ticket for their service. For more information, call 273-6381.

 
UP WITH FAMILIES:

Up With Families is an annual program designed for families and children with special needs. This event will take place Saturday, March 4, and Sunday, March 5, at the Red Fox Inn in Waverly. Volunteers are needed for various shifts throughout the weekend for fun and games with children with special needs and their siblings. For more information, visit Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 

LIGHTED SCHOOL HOUSE:

Volunteer now through May to plan and conduct weekly health activities for elementary students and their parents through the Lighted School House program. Need commitment of one day a week for about one hour, now through May. Program runs Tuesday and/or Thursday evening at either 6:15 or 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit VolunteerUNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 

IMMIGRANT/REFUGEE OUTREACH PROGRAM:

The Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration is seeking volunteers to participate in outreach for new immigrants and refugees in the Cedar Valley. Volunteer at local schools and community agencies to aid with English communication, advocacy and support. Days and times vary and are flexible. If you are interested and would like to learn more about another culture, visit VolunteerUNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

WORKSHOP FOR FUTURE TEACHERS:

Teacher workshop offered, "Physical Problem Solving: Math Dance" on Monday, Feb. 27, from 4:30 to 7:45 p.m. at AEA 267. Participants learn how to engage students in physical problem solving using creative movement that develops their understanding of mathematical concepts. To register, call 273-3679 or e-mail amy.hunzelman@uni.edu

 
STUDENT MENTOR APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE:

Applications are now being accepted for student mentors for the 2006-07 academic year and are due Friday, March 24, at 5 p.m. The G.P.S. (Gaining Panther Success) Mentor Program is designed to help new minority students make a successful transition to UNI, to help reduce social and cultural isolation and to enhance academic and personal growth. Mentors are compensated at $7.50 an hour and work an average of 16 to 22 hours per month. Forms and more information can be picked up at the CME or downloaded from http://www.uni.edu/cme

 

UNIPA SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE:

It's not too late to apply for the UNI Parents Association Scholarship. The deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 15. Applicants must be at least a sophomore by fall 2006, be full-time students, have been a UNI student for at least one semester with a cumulative GPA of 3.0. You may not be the recipient of a Presidential or other full tuition scholarship. To apply, complete the Common Application Scholarship form available at http://www.uni.edu/finaid

 

AACS-PAIR APPLICANTS:

Academic Advising & Career Services is looking for undergraduate students with strong interpersonal skills and concern for others for the 2006-2007 PAIR staff. PAIRs are trained to provide major-exploration tips, peer advising and referrals, scheduling assistance, and academic skill-building resources through AACS and in the residence halls. Additional information and applications are available at http://www.uni.edu/acs, the office in 111G Maucker Union, through any current PAIR or michele.peck@uni.edu Applications are due Monday, Feb. 20.

 

STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES:

Add adventure to your college experience. The UNI Study Abroad Center offers more than 300 programs in more than 40 countries. Programs are available in different languages, but most are in English. These programs combine academic study with fascinating experiences and lots of fun. Now on facebook.com, too.

 

TAKE CAPSTONE ABROAD:

Tired of spending summers in Iowa? Want to add adventure to your college experience? Sign up for 820:140 Environment, Technology, & Society capstone course taught in the heart of Europe – Cluj, Romania (Transylvania region). The course focus is the relationship of the social categories of race, class and gender with environmental and environmental health issues. For application, cost and course information, contact the UNI Study Abroad Center in Baker Hall 59, 273-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu

 

MORE FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS FOR CREDIT:

During the week of Feb. 20, ITS-Educational Technology is offering two additional sections of both the Creating Web Pages credit series and the Managing Microsoft Office credit series. For complete details about these workshops, visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/credit.html or call 273-2309.

 

COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS' IOWA CONFERENCE:

Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Iowa Conference 2006 is a day of enlightenment and inspiration for students interested in entrepreneurship. Free shuttle to Iowa State. UNI student registrations paid by UNI JPEC. For more information and to register visit http://www.jpec.org/ceic2006.htm

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL 3-POINT SHOOT-OUT:

Wednesday, March 1, on WRC south courts beginning at 7 p.m. Men's and women's singles/doubles and corec. All contestants must have a shooting partner. Registration is Monday, Feb. 20, through Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., in WRC Room 101. (Shooting slots available every 30 minutes beginning at 7 p.m. the night of the contest.)

 
APPALACHIAN TRAIL BACKPACKING:

The trip will be March 11 through 19. The cost is $300 for univerisity associates and $325 for guests. The pre-trip meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. Limited to ten people. Step out of the classroom and into the wilderness on the historic Appalachian Trail. The AT, which is located in the eastern US, winds more than 2,100 miles from Maine to Georgia. We will backpack for approximately 40 miles over a 5-day period through the rugged
Deep South, camping along the way. No experience necessary.

 

EXERCISE ADHERENCE:

If you struggle with exercise adherence or are 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 you and educate you. Contact Kristy.Leen@uni.edu or 3-7167. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/PT/index.html

 
HEALTH BEAT LOCKER SERVICES:

Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus every day? Health Beat lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year). Sign up today. Ask a fitness supervisor at HB, or contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu

 

WRS TRIATHLON CHALLENGE:

It's not too late to register for the WRS Ironman Triathlon Challenge Fitness Incentive Program. Registered participants have until March 3 to complete their selected event mileage. The traditional event entails 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of cycling and 26.2 miles of running. The non-swimmers event substitutes 15,000 meters of rowing for the swim; biking and running distances are the same. The double challenge doubles the distance of the traditional. Stop in WRC 101 to register. $15 entry fee. Successful completion nets you a long-sleeve T-shirt and certificate. For more information, e-mail timothy.klatt@uni.edu

 
FITNESS FRENZY:

Join Greg Sims, national presenter of Interactive Fitness Trainers of America, Feb. 17-19 at the WRC for Fitness Frenzy -- two days of fitness related-classes. Register in WRC 101. For more information, contact Dana Foster at dana.foster@uni.edu

 
FRIDAY MASSAGE:

Massages by a licensed massage therapist will now be offered on Fridays in the Wellness Recreation Center beginning Feb. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Additionally, massages are offered Monday through Thursday. The cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Call 273-6119 to schedule your appointment today.

 

X-COUNTRY SKIING/SNOWSHOEING/ICE FISHING:

Feb. 17-19 at Clear Lake Lodge, Minn. Price is $100 UNI, $110 for guests. Spend two nights and three days in the Northwoods cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and enjoying winter Minnesota style. The Aurora Borealis may make an appearance; this is a great time of year for viewing. Remote-cabin lodging, cross-country skis, snowshoes, tranquil beauty, and good times are provided. Fishing license and gear not included. All experience levels welcome.

 

INTRAMURAL INDOOR TRACK MEET:

Sunday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. Entry forms available in WRC Room 101. Entries are due Thursday, Feb. 16 in WRC, Room 101. For more information, call 273-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL WRESTLING MEET:

Prelims are Monday, Feb. 20. Registration and weigh-in are in the West Gym from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prelims begin at 7:30 p.m. in the West Gym (all wrestlers guaranteed two matches). Finals are Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the West Gym wrestling room. For more information, call 273-7262.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

On Monday, Feb. 13, Iowa bluesman Bryce Janey will perform in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC at 7 p.m. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

FACULTY RECITAL:

Darin Achilles, trombone, offers a program showcasing 20th-century repertoire for trombone Wednesday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

TALLCORN JAZZ FESTIVAL:

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17 and 18, high school jazz ensembles will participate in a marathon of jazz clinics and two performances in GBPAC Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. each day. General admission charge is $10. Youth and senior citizen tickets are $5. For tickets call 273-7469(SHOW). Phi Mu Alpha and Christopher Merz, coordinators.

 

ROCK THE HOUSE:

UNI PRSSA, in partnership with the UNI Chapter of Habitat for Humanity and the Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity, is hosting a concert, Rock the House '06, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Lang Auditorium. The concert will feature local bands, StableDaze and Barefoot Compadres. Speakers from UNI and the Waterloo/Cedar Falls community will also be featured throughout the performances. The concert is being held to create awareness for Habitat for Humanity throughout the UNI campus. Prizes will be given. Admission is free.

 

BEN FOLDS IN CONCERT:

See Ben Folds live in concert in UNI's West Gym Wednesday, March 8, at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Monday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. Admission is $16.50 for UNI students and $22.50 for the general public. Purchase tickets at the UNI-Dome ticket office, online at http://tickets.uni.edu, or by calling 273-DOME. Tickets also will be on sale in Maucker Union Monday, Feb. 13, through Wednesday, Feb. 15, beginning at 10 a.m. each day.

 

EVENTS

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Michael Roth, associate professor of physics, will present "Planetary Ring and Satellite Formation," Monday, Feb. 13, at 4 p.m. in 125 Latham. Roth uses computer simulations of planetary collisions to study the dynamics of this process, giving us a better understanding of how these features came to be. All are welcome. Free pizza follows the talk.

 

BAKE SALE - FEB. 13:

The Counseling Department Student Advisory Committee is sponsoring a bake sale Monday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the SEC lobby, second floor. Proceeds go towards items for the counseling programs, including updating equipment, videos, scholarships, etc. Get ready for Valentine's Day by picking up some sweets for your sweetie.

 

RUSSIAN FILM VIEWING:

Join Russian classes and the Russian Club in viewing "Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears," Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. in SRL Room 115. The film is in Russian with English subtitles. This classic, Russian romantic comedy follows the lives of three young women, who come to Moscow in the late 1950s to seek husbands and a better life. We return to their lives twenty years later; the three are still friends but have lost some of the idealism of their youth, until things change and love triumphs.

 

EYE-HEALTH LECTURE:

UNI Museums and Project InSight Partners present "Health and Physical Issues" at the Cedar Falls Community Center, 528 Main St., Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m. Mark Wilkinson, O.D., UI Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, will examine important eye-health issues. Question-answer session following the lecture. Noon meal is offered: under 60, $5.20; over 60, free-will donation. RSVP for lunch only to 277-1900 by noon, Feb. 14.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The UNI wrestling team will battle Missouri in the West Gym Monday, Feb. 13, at 5 p.m.

The UNI men's/women's track & field teams will host the UNI-Dome Open in the UNI-Dome on Friday, Feb. 17. The field events start at 2 p.m., and the running events begin at 4 p.m.

The UNI men's basketball team vs. the Bucknell Bison in the UNI-Dome, Saturday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. The game is a part of BracketBusters and will be broadcast live on ESPN2.

The UNI wrestling team will take on both the South Dakota State Jackrabbits and the Northern Colorado Bears in the West Gym Friday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m.

The UNI wrestling team will challenge the North Dakota State Bison in the West Gym Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m.

 

CAMP & RECREATION FAIR:

Looking for adventure and a summer job? Stop by the UNI Camp and Recreation Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the WRC North Gym. Fifty organizations from across the United States will recruit summer employees. Sponsored by UNI Academic Advising & Career Services. Check out the list of recruiting organizations at: http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/events/camprecfair/camporgs2005.htm

 

NISG REGENTS DAY:

Regents Day in Des Moines is Wednesday, Feb. 15. NISG invites you to the capital to lobby for keeping tuition low. We will leave from Maucker Union at 8:30 a.m. and return about 6 p.m. If you are interested, contact us at 273-2650 or NISG@uni.edu

 

MALCOLM X FILM SERIES:

The Malcolm X film series continues at the CME on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in 109 MAU. "The Black Americans of Achievement: Malcolm X," will show every half-hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At 7 p.m., "Malcolm X: The Movie," will show. Relax on body pillows along with free refreshments.

 

ART EXHIBITION:

"Mitchell Squire Storied Toy: the Emotional and Imaginative Relationship Between a Boy and His Toys (plus a few other things)" African-American architect and artist Mitchell Squire is an assistant professor of architecture at Iowa State University whose work and writings focus on architecture and culture. An artist’s lecture will take place Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. in KAB 111.

 
THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT:

This week's Thursdaze movie night presents "Jarhead," Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom.

 
DIVERSITY-COMMITTEE HEARINGS:

The CTE Diversity Committee is holding hearings to gather information relevant to the preparation of teachers for diversity. Thursday, Feb. 16, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m, in CME Room 109. The hearings will feature representatives from Waterloo Schools, John Deere and the College of Education. Faculty and students welcome. Contact professor Catherine Miller, miller@uni.edu or 273-2935.

 

THEATER AUDITIONS:

Auditions for "Bible Beater/Bra Burner" will be Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. The show explores the Christian and feminist identities of 15 women in eastern Iowa. UNI Interpreters Theatre, Lang 40. Production runs April 20-22. No prior performance experience necessary. Copies of the play are on reserve at Rod Library. For more information, e-mail jfreitag@uni.edu Contains material not suitable for all audiences.

 

PRICE LAB TEACHER INSTITUTE:

The eighth-annual Price Lab Teacher Institute will take place Friday, Feb. 17, with hourly sessions running from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Teacher Institute is designed for teacher education students in all areas, and has served almost 2,000 teacher-education students to date. Information about sessions and registration is available at http://www.pls.uni.edu Price Lab School is located at 1901 Campus St.

 

NO SHAME THEATRE:

Friday, Feb. 17 at 10 p.m. in CAC 108. For more information, e-mail chcarr@uni.edu or doug@dougshaw.com "No Shame Theatre" is held every-other Friday at the same time.

 
CAPOEIRA EVENT- BLACK HISTORY MONTH:

"Capoeira: Afro-Brazilian Fight for Freedom." Come watch and/or participate in Capoeira worskhops on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18 and 19, in the WRC dance room from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be several renowned Capoeira masters visiting from across the United States. For more information, visit http://www.brazilianmartialarts.org

 

SILO SUMMIT:

Silo Summit Ice Climbing Competition will be Saturday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m., at the Budlong Farm (located 5 miles west of the Dome on 27th Street and one-half mile south on Butler Road). Collegiate ice climbers from up to 10 universities will compete. Admission is free. The event was rescheduled from Feb. 4.

 

SIGMA XI SEMINAR:

"How Nanomaterials Will Speed Up Computers, Strengthen Bridges, Cure Cancer and Reduce the Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles," will be presented by Diandra L. Leslie-Pelecky, of the Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Monday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m., SRL 115. Free and open to the public.

 
PANEL DISCUSSION:

Join numerous invited speakers for a panel discussion, as they speak about "The State of Black America" in the Lang Hall Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Invited guests include Calvin Phillips, Elwood Thompson, Scharron Clayton, John Baskerville and Telisa Burt.

 

LAST LECTURE SERIES:

The next lecture is by Kamyar Enshayan who will present, "Becoming Native to Iowa," Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B. The Last Lecture Series features faculty presenting a lecture as it were their last. Beverages and snacks provided.

 

NISG OPEN FORUM:

Do you have questions or concerns? The Northern Iowa Student Government will host an open forum Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 1 to 2 p.m., in the Maucker Union University Room North. Contact the NISG Office at 273-2650 or nisg@uni.edu with questions.

 
WHITE RIBBON DAY EVENT - LECTURE:

"Beyond 'But We Were Both Drinking!': The Ethics of Sexual Consent," will be presented by Professor Harry Brod, Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B. Sponsored by White Ribbon Campaign of men against violence against women, Phoenix Center, Philosophy and Religion Department Forum, Department of Political Science.

 

CME OPEN HOUSE:

Celebrate the Center for Multicultural Education’s 35th anniversary at the CME (109 MAU) on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 2 to 5 p.m. Dip into finger foods while watching "The CME: 35 Years" slideshow, browsing through decades of scrapbooks and listening to an historical presentation and slideshow by author Hal S. Chase.

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH KEYNOTE SPEAKER :

Award-winning journalist, George E. Curry, will speak in the Great Hall of the GBPAC on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. Curry, who will speak about "Creating Black History for Tomorrow," is editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service and BlackPressUSA.com. Visit http://www.georgecurry.com for more details about Curry.

 
TRIP TO MALL OF AMERICA:

Looking to get out of town? Sign up for the Mall of America bus trip Saturday, Feb. 25. Cost is $5 for UNI students and $10 on non-students. Bus leaves at 7 a.m. from in front of UBS and will return at approximately 9 p.m. Sign up at the Student Involvement & Activities Center in Maucker Union. For more information, call 273-2683.

 

THE TOURNÉES FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL:

Festival will continue with "Viva Laldjerie," a film about three women in repressive, Muslim, modern Algiers. (Contains adult materials.) Join us Thursday, March 2, in 102 Sabin Hall at 7 p.m. Films are in French with English subtitles. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/2006_Tournee_Films_UNI.htm

 

LATIN MUSIC & DANCING:

Gallagher-Bluedorn presents Orquesta Alto Maiz Friday, May 26, 8 p.m. to midnight at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo. Join us for a fun night of Latin music and dancing. Dance lessons start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets on sale now at 273-SHOW (7469).

 

 

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