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Monday, March 6, 2006

NEWS

CAMPUS CONVERSATION CONTINUES:

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Campus Conversation on Feb. 17. Each of the task forces presented an overview of its work and sought reactions and input in breakout discussions. UNI faculty, staff and student employees are invited to provide feedback through March 10. See http://www.uni.edu/conversation/ Send your comments via e-mail or campus mail to the task force chair named at the beginning of each report.

 

HEALTH UPDATE:

The UNI Pharmacy will be closed during spring break. Refill prescriptions before the break. Influenza in Iowa is increasing significantly and make peak within the next few weeks. Take extra measures to stay healthy and enjoy your break. For more healthy hints, see http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/423.html

 
E-BILLS DUE TUESDAY, MARCH 7:

Don't forget your e-bill is due Tuesday, March 7. If you plan to register for summer classes, your account must be current. Pay by mail, at the Cashier window in the upper level of Maucker Union, at the drop box at Essentials in Maucker Union, or in the Cashier's office in Campbell Dining.

 
BAKER HIRED AS DIRECTOR OF WOMEN'S STUDIES PROGRAM:

Phyllis Baker will be the director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program effective August 2006. She will be responsible for overseeing both the undergraduate minor as well as the master’s program in Women’s Studies.

 
FOUR HIRE! FINALISTS ANNOUNCED:

The Four Hire! Program is a new annual competition designed by the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Young Professionals Connection (YPC) to retain Iowa college graduates for job opportunities in the Des Moines metro area. The four winning candidates were announced last Friday. The UNI winner, Tarek Fahmy, Business Management major, accepted a position with Wells Fargo Financial. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/422.html

 

KUNI ROCK STAR:

KUNI is producing another CD featuring exclusive, KUNI live recordings from Studio One. For a gift of $150 at the "KUNI Rock Star" level, you can have your name listed in the liner notes of the CD booklet right alongside the artists. Prospective artists include Andrew Bird, Robbers on High Street, Erin McKeown, The Mittens and Pieta Brown with Bo Ramsey. To receive a copy of the CD, contact Angela Vezdos at 273-6336 or visit http://www.kuniradio.org with your contribution. To be included in the liner notes, pledge payment must be received by April 30. Names can be listed individually like “Ozzy Osbourne” or “The Osbourne Family” for a household.

 

UNI COMPUTER-VIRUS UPDATE:

A security breach recently was detected on a laptop computer assigned to the UNI's Office of Business Operations. The computer contained Internal Revenue Service W-2 forms for approximately 6,000 student employees, faculty and staff. See FAQs at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/

See related news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=2132

 
PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH UPDATE:

The Campus Committee for the Presidential Search appreciates the feedback from the campus community regarding the essential qualities of UNI's next president. An "Essential Qualities" document based on that feedback has been added to the search Web site, as well as additional calendar items. Visit http://www.uni.edu/presidentialsearch for updates on the search process.

 

STUDENT EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR:

Student employees can nominate their UNI supervisor for the 2005-2006 UNI Student Employer of the Year. The deadline for nominations is March 14. Learn more about this award and print a nomination form at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/news/EmployerofYearnominationform.pdf

 
MEATLOAF TO GO AT PREXY'S:

This new service includes a 2-pound ground beef loaf, which serves up to five people, and cooking instructions for $3.98. Order by 10 a.m. and pick it up at Prexy’s in Maucker Union by 6:30 p.m. Place your order at Prexy’s or online via e-mail to carolyn.young@uni.edu Available through spring break.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

JACK KENT COOKE SCHOLARSHIP:

Awarded to exceptional students with unmet financial need planning to begin graduate studies this fall. Candidates must be nominated by their undergraduate institution. Each school can nominate up to two students. A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required. The UNI faculty representative is John Vallentine, School of Music, music@uni.edu or 273-2024. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Web site is: http://www.jackkentcookefoundation.org

 
NEW CLASSES AT LAKESIDE LABORATORY:

Astronomy Laboratory (Natural History Workshop in Astronomy) Fundamentals of astronomical observation, the use of introductory astronomical instruments, and application of charts and almanacs to finding one's way about the night sky. Meets July 31 through Aug. 4. One credit hour (transferable). Natural History Workshop in Astronomy is equivalent to Astronomy Laboratory (870:011) at UNI, which fulfills the Laboratory Science requirement of UNI's Liberal Arts Core. It is assumed that each Astronomy Laboratory student has taken an introductory (lecture) course in astronomy, at either the high-school or college level. For more information, visit http://www.lakesidelab.org/

 
CAREER PEER ADVISORS WANTED:

Outgoing, energetic and enthusiastic students are invited to apply for Academic Advising & Career Services Career Peer Advisor for 2006-07. Assist students through resume critiques, mock interviews, outreach and workshop presentations. Excellent training program provided. Peer advisors are paid $8 per hour and work 10 hours a week. Application forms are available at: http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/peers/handouts/peerapplication06.pdf Applications due March 10.

 

LEADERSHIP ESSAY CONTEST:

All UNI students are eligible and a $100 prize is awarded to the winner. Deadline is March 9. Submit a 700-word maximum essay on "Should leaders admit mistakes?" See composition directions and evaluation criteria at http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/LeadershipEssay-2006.pdf

 

UNI CHILD CARE GRANTS:

Sponsored by the UNI Child Care Committee, $1,000 UNI Child Care Grants are available to both undergraduate and graduate students for the 2006-07 academic year. Criteria: Enrolled at least half time as a UNI student working toward a degree or certification, financial need and minimum $500 per semester out-of-pocket child-care expenses. Application instructions are under the Grant section at http://www.uni.edu/finaid Contact UNI Enrollment Services/Financial Aid at 273-2700 or (800) 772-2736 with questions. Deadline is April 1.

 

2006-07 CARVER SCHOLARSHIP:

If you have had to work hard to overcome difficult circumstances to pursue an education, consider applying for the 2006-07 Carver Scholarship. Twenty new recipients will be selected to receive the $5,200 award based on the following criteria: Enrolled as a sophomore or junior by fall 2006; minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA; U.S. citizen; graduated from an accredited Iowa high school or have been a resident of Iowa for at least five consecutive years prior to application; demonstrate financial need by filing a 2006-07 FAFSA; have overcome challenging social and/or other barriers to attend college full-time. More information available at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/ Applications are available at UNI Enrollment Services/Financial Aid, temporarily located in Maucker Union, lower level, 273-2700. Application deadline is April 1.

 

RESEARCH HELP VIA LIVE CHAT:

Rod Library offers live research help via online chat sessions. Hours are Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Fridays, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. See "Ask Us" link in the upper left corner of library home page or go to http://www.lib.uni.edu/ris/askchat.shtml Help also is available via e-mail, phone and in person.

 

SAA NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:

Members of UNI Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) serve UNI by volunteering to give campus tours, sit on student panels and participate in special university events. Requirements include a GPA of at least 3.0, Panther pride and an enthusiasm for service. Applications are due Friday, March 24, and can be directed to Kirk Pohlmann in the Admissions Office. Forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/admissions/saa/index.htm If you have questions, contact Dan Pelzer at dpelzer@uni.edu

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

JIU-JITSU AND CAPOEIRA CLASSES AVAILABLE:

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is a grappling, martial art that focuses on using one’s natural body leverage to obtain dominant control on the ground. The moves seek to neutralize, immobilize and strangle the attacker using the opponent’s strength. Capoeira is a Brazilian Martial Art form which includes sweeps, flips, cartwheels and fast kicks. Capoeira is thought of as a social, educational and personal experience with the possibility of helping people become more culturally aware, physically fit and musically experienced. Both classes are one-credit electives open to students. Contact Pedro Zogaib at (319) 290-5384 or pedro.zogaib@uni.edu

 

REGISTER FOR SECOND SESSIONS:

Sign up now for second sessions of Women on Weights, adult swim lessons, intermediate ballroom dancing and intermediate belly dancing. Register in WRC 101 or at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec

 

HALF-PRICE FITNESS CLASSES:

Half-price fitness classes begin March 6. (Exception: second session classes.) Register at WRC 101 or at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec

 

INTRAMURAL TENNIS AND RACQUETBALL DOUBLES:

Register for men's, women's and co-rec divisions Monday, March 6, through Wednesday, March 8, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in WRC Room 101. Tournament bracket will be posted in the WRC after 1 p.m. and play begins Monday, March 20. Entry slots are limited.

 

HOURS

PRODUCTION HOUSE HOURS FOR SPRING BREAK:

Monday, March 13, through Friday, March 17, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on all Saturdays and Sundays.

 

CHANGES IN LIBRARY HOURS DURING SPRING BREAK:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#spring

 

PERFORMING ARTS

HORN CHOIR CONCERT:

Monday, March 6, in GBPAC Davis Hall at 8 p.m. Thomas Tritle, director.

 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES:

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band in concert Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in GBPAC Great Hall. Ronald Johnson and Rod Chesnutt, conductors. Works by Eric Ewazen, Gustav Holst and Julie Giroux will be performed. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, $5 for non-UNI students and free for UNI students with uCard. For tickets, call 273-SHOW.

 

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE AND AFRICAN DRUM RECITAL:

Wednesday, March 8, at 8 p.m. GBPAC Davis Hall. Randy Hogancamp, director.

 

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL - TUBA/EUPHONIUM:

Stacy Baker, an internationally acclaimed soloist and member of the formidable quartet, Junction,
presents a program of brass repertoire Thursday, March 9, at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

BEN FOLDS TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE:

Ben Folds, live in concert with special guest Chris Mills, Wednesday, March 8, 8 p.m. in the West Gym. Tickets are $16.50 for UNI students and $22.50 for the public. Tickets are available at the UNI-Dome ticket office, http://tickets.uni.edu or 273-DOME. Tickets will also be available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m.

 

DIAVOLO AT GBPAC:

Friday, March 10, 7:30 p.m. Leaping from tall structures, flying through open spaces, balancing the impossible and tumbling from various objects, these dancers will amaze with an overwhelming display of human stunts.

 

OKLAHOMA! AT GBPAC:

Sunday, March 12, at 3 and 8 p.m. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s landmark musical, OKLAHOMA! has been honored with numerous awards including a special Pulitzer Prize, two Academy Awards, an honorary Grammy and a special Tony Award. Come early and hear NU High Jazz Band performing in the Lobby at 6:45 p.m. Also, participate in the Curtain Talks at 1:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

 

EVENTS

CROW FORUM:

Brian Roberts, associate professor of history, will present "Jim Crow's Genuine Audience: Blackface Minstrelsy and the Gendering of Working-class Authenticity," Monday, March 6, at noon in Maucker Union, Old Gold Room.

 

RUSSIAN FILM SHOWING:

"The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming!" Tuesday, March 7 at 8 p.m. in Seerley 115. A Soviet submarine captain comes up for a look at America and runs aground. He sends his two English-speaking crewmen to procure a boat with enough power to pull them off. However, the two English speakers and six Russian sailors don't exactly blend in and the town is convinced that they are being invaded . . . with hilarious and touching consequences.

 

LAST LECTURE SERIES:

Joyce Milambiling, associate professor of English Language and Literature, presents "Travel vs. the La-Z-Boy," Tuesday, March 7, 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.

 
CEEE TO HOST ENERGY EFFICIENCY EXPERT:

Tuesday, March 7, Wes Birdsall will present "A Lifetime Promoting Energy Efficiency." Birdsall, at Osage Municipal Utilities, implemented a demand-side management program to keep rates low. Osage avoided building additional generating capacity and become more efficient with the energy already available. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/news/sustainableseries.htm

 
KAPPA DELTA PI SALE:

T-shirts, scrubs, buttons, bumperstickers and other gifts will be sold by the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society in the SEC lobby Tuesday, March 7, and Wednesday, March 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit KDP education and service projects.

 

VISION-LOSS EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES:

UNI Museums and Project InSight Partners present "Educational Options," at AEA 267, Seminar C, at 6:30 p.m. March 7. Where would you turn for help if you lost your vision? A panel of educators and students will discuss available options and how to make the most appropriate choices.

 

STUDENTS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM SERIES:

"The Take" is a political thriller that turns the globalization debate on its head, exploring issues of worker's rights. Wednesday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Sabin 102. For more information, contact Jessica Love at jesslove@uni.edu

 
AFRICAN PRESENTATION:

Dan and Zach Ebener will present "A Visit to Africa: What Catholic Relief Services does with Rice Bowl Donations." Learn about how Operation Rice Bowl assists the people of Madagascar on Wednesday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Stephen The Witness Catholic Student Center in the Social Hall. (Located next to University Book & Supply) For more information, contact Joel at jobrien@uni.edu or Lindsay at lindsays@uni.edu

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH ANNUAL POTLUCK:

Wednesday, March, 8, celebrate with faculty, staff and students from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Baker 161. After the potluck, at 7 p.m. in State College Room, Maucker Union, Katalin Medvedev, University of Minnesota, will present "To Dye For: Hungarian Women Give Totalitarianism an Extreme Makeover." Her lecture examines women's use of fashion under totalitarian communism to make a public statement of dissatisfaction about the communist regime.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT:

Come out for the blockbuster "The Chronicles of Narnia. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" Thursday, March 9, at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free beverages and snacks provided.

 

GBPAC HEALTH FAIR:

The Gallagher-Bluedorn Health Fair will be in the lobby on Friday, March 10, 6 p.m. Local merchants will display information and products. How does health relate to the arts? Curious how a massage feels? Looking for a beautiful makeover? For more information, call the GBPAC Box Office at 273-SHOW or 877-549-SHOW or visit http://www.gbpac.com

 

THE TOURNÉES FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL:

The festival continues with "10th District Court: Moments of Trial," a look inside a real French courtroom, Thursday, March 9, Sabin 102 at 7 p.m. Film is in French with English subtitles. Free and open to the public. More information at http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/2006_Tournee_Films_UNI.htm

 

 

AFRICAN-AMERICAN INVENTIONS:

Throughout March, explore the many inventions and items patented by African-Americans in Bartlett 175B. The room is open for tours March 7, March 21 and March 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. If these times do not work for your group of five or more, contact Hall Coordinator Paul Waterman at paul.waterman@uni.edu or 273-2671 to set-up a tour.

 

WOMEN'S STUDIES SPRING RECEPTION:

The Women's Studies Spring Reception is Monday, March 27, 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Baker 161. Meet faculty, preview fall courses and honor graduating seniors and scholarship award recipients. Refreshments will be served.

 

EVENING IN CELEBRATION OF WINE & TULIPS:

The Friends of KUNI/KHKE present an "Evening in Celebration of Wine & Tulips" to benefit public radio in Northeastern Iowa. Good wine, good food and good friends, as well as the ambience of classical and jazz music, make this a very popular and enjoyable experience. This year’s 21st anniversary celebration will take place Saturday, May 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Park Place Event Centre (former Pipac Centre on the Lake). Advance tickets are $35 and are available online at http://www.kuniradio.org or by phone at 273-6400 ext. 0 and toll free at 1-800-772-2440. Advance tickets available at Roots Market, Indulgence and Park Place Event Centre.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

OPPORTUNITY WORKS:

Make a difference in a young child's life by volunteering with the Waterloo Community Schools in their efforts of decreasing the minority achievement gap. Tutors, mentors and after-school opportunities are available. For more information, contact jenhall@uni.edu or 273-3494.

 
ASPIRE VOLUNTEERS:

ASPIRE Therapeutic Riding Program offers a unique therapy through various horseback-riding techniques to individuals with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. Volunteers are needed for grant writing, fundraising, data entry and barn assistants. Evening classes start in April and will require volunteer leaders and side walkers. To find out how you can make a difference in someone's life, visit VolunteerUNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 

 

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