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Monday, April 3, 2006

NEWS

UNI PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ON CAMPUS:

Stephen Lehmkuhle, senior vice president for academic affairs, University of Missouri System, will be on campus Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7. He will make an open-forum presentation to students. If you can't attend, video from the forum will be available online. John W. Folkins and Benjamin J. Allen will be on campus next week. For the complete visit schedule and more details, visit http://www.uni.edu/presidentialsearch/

 
E-BILLS DUE APRIL 5:

Don't forget your e-bill is due Wednesday, April 5. If you are planning to register for fall classes, your account must be current. You can pay by mail, at the cashier window upper-level Maucker Union from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the drop boxes located in Essentials in Maucker Union or in the Cashier's Office in Campbell Dining.

 

THANKS FOR THE INPUT -- TRANSIT SYSTEM & PARKING RAMP:

More than 165 people participated in last week's input sessions. Input will still be taken via the Web through Thursday, April 6. The committee is collating all comments and questions received at the input sessions and from the online survey. Within the next two weeks the committee will condense the comments into a list of priorities that must be addressed. That list and all comments will be posted for review by the campus. In the meantime, the committee will meet to address comments shared during the information sessions and online.

 

STUDENT INPUT NEEDED:

What should be the name of the UNI Basketball student section and group for next year under new head coach Ben Jacobson? Vote at http://unipanthers.collegesports.com/

 
PICK UP FREE SENIOR PAKS:

The UNI Alumni Association presents Senior Celebration. Claim your free Senior Pak this week at the Alumni House (across from University Book and Supply) on Tuesday or Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 273-2355 or visit http://www.unialum.org/events/seniorcelebration.shtml

 

SEALED BID SALE:

UNI is offering two items for sealed bid: a combination spray-paint booth/paint mixing room and a Hydromatic submersible sewage pump. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/427.html

 

NEW OFFERING - CERTIFICATE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP:

Beginning fall 2006, the Certificate in Entrepreneurship for non-business majors will provide the information, skills, tools and inspiration for any student interested in starting a business, a non-profit or a private practice. Further, the certificate will provide a strong foundation in small business concepts which are beneficial for every student planning to work for any company after graduation. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/425.html

 

KUNI PRESENTS 'THE IOWA STATEHOUSE CONNECTION':

Iowa's Secretary of State, Chet Culver, will be the guest on the next Iowa Statehouse Connection at 10 a.m. Monday, April 3. Culver's campaign for governor has focused largely on education and renewable fuels, with specific focus on ethanol. These topics and more will be discussed.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

SUMMER CREDIT COURSES & WORKSHOPS:

Earn credit this summer through Continuing Education. On-campus, off-campus and online options are available. To download a mini-catalog (PDF) to view and/or print, visit http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/summer06.pdf

 

SPONSORED PROGRAMS WEB CONFERENCE:

The Office of Sponsored Programs will host a Web conference, "National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program," from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in Studio IT, Lang 245. All tenure-track assistant professors interested in applying for the CAREER program this year should attend. For more information, e-mail jill.trainer@uni.edu

 

LOAN CONSOLIDATION WORKSHOPS:

Do you want to save money on your federal student loans? Federal interest rates are on the rise. Now is the time to consider consolidating your loans. The Office of Enrollment Services-Financial Aid will offer workshops to assist with the consolidation process. Visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid to register and learn more about consolidation.

 

LIBRARY COURTESY NOTICES:

The library will begin e-mailing courtesy notices to patrons a few days before their material must be returned or renewed. Courtesy notices will only be sent for material with a checkout period of one week or longer. Reserve books, study rooms, periodicals and youth books will not generate courtesy notices.

 

LIBRARY HOURS FOR APRIL 15-16:

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

 
CME MAY TRIP DEADLINE:

The CME is sponsoring a trip along the Trail of Tears in Tahlaquah and Muskogee, Okla., May 11-14. Student fees for early registrants will be $50, and staff/faculty/community members will be $100. Fees include two nights lodging and bus transportation. Early registration deadline is April 15. Download registration forms at http://fp.uni.edu/cme/maytrip2006.htm or call 273-2250.

 

SUCCESS WORKSHOP - TEST PREPARATION:

This free workshop will be offered Tuesday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to noon in Sabin 311. Pre-register by calling 273-2346. Sponsored by the Center for Academic Achievement and Student Support Services.

 
PRE-REGISTRATION MAJOR MEETINGS:

Academic departments will host meetings Wednesday, April 5, at 3 p.m. for students interested in their majors. Departments will advise students on departmental guidelines for majors and procedures to schedule for fall-semester classes. Students also may declare a major at the meeting. Meeting locations can be found at:
http://www.uni.edu/acs/advising/advs/events/docs/majormeetings_locations_sp06.pdf

 

GRADUATE ASSISTANT POSITION AVAILABLE:

ITS-Educational Technology has an opening for a graduate assistant for the next academic year. This assistantship entails a 20-hour work week that involves presenting computer workshops to students, faculty and staff. Payment involves a full stipend and a full-tuition scholarship. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/gradassistant.html

 

OKOBOJI SUMMER PROGRAM - SUN, FUN & ENTREPRENEURSHIP:

The JPEC is accepting reservations for this program which runs July 30 through Aug. 8, at Lake Okoboji. JPEC staff will interview and select eight UNI students for this program. The JPEC will pay each student's UNI tuition (3 credit hours), lodging and food. Juniors and seniors with an interest in entrepreneurship or small business will be given preference. Interviews will be conducted in April. For more information, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at katherine.cota@uni.edu or 273-7350.

 

IOWA BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION:

April 1 through June 30. This business plan competition, sponsored by the Iowa Pappajohn Center, the SBDC and John Pappajohn, is open to any new start-up business in Iowa -- students and non-students alike. For legitimate businesses only. Contestants must actually start and run the business. Three prizes will be awarded -- $25,000, $15,000, and $10,000. Companies may seek assistance with business plan preparation from the local Small Business Development Center. http://www.iowabusinessplancompetition.com

 

VIDEO CAMERAS AVAILABLE:

UNI has 10 mini-DV video cameras for use by UNI students for academic projects. These cameras are suitable for student use for making class video "essays." They make be checked out for two weeks at a time at the Honors Cottage, 2401 College St. For more information, contact Scott Cawelti at 273-3810 or Brenda Hackenmiller at 273-3175.

 

NEW CAPSTONE COURSE IN EUROPE – MAY TERM:

Environment, Technology and Society: Environmental Health and Justice (840:140) is a new course being offered for Capstone credit. The focus is the relationship of race, class and gender with the environment, and environmental-health issues. This class will meet from May 10 to 26, in Transylvania, Romania. The approximate cost is $2,422, which includes tuition, fees, course materials, round trip flight, room and board, and cultural activities.To register, contact the UNI Study Abroad Center, 59 Baker Hall or call 3-7078 or e-mail study-abroad@uni.edu

 

SUCCESS WORKSHOP - CREATING STUDY SHEETS:

Tuesday, April 4, from 11 a.m. to noon, in Sabin 311. Pre-register by calling 273-2346. Sponsored by the Center for Academic Achievement and Student Support Services.

 

FOOD SPECIALS

EXPLORE WASABI:

Enjoy a new entree every day. Create a salad, pasta or Asian-inspired entree Mondays through Thursdays. Other daily features inlcude authentic Mexican food on Mondays; sushi on Tuesdays; home cookin' on Wednesdays and Thursdays; and quesadillas on Fridays. Wasabi is open in Prexy's Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

MEATLOAF-TO-GO:

Order a Prexy’s meatloaf-to-go. Get a two-pound ground beef loaf (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

 

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

INTRAMURAL TABLE TENNIS:

Women's and men's singles divisions will be Tuesday, April 11, at 7 p.m. with registration from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Men's and women's doubles division is Wednesday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. Co-rec division also plays Wednesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. Registration is 6 to 6:45 p.m. The site for all registration and competition is the WRC south courts. For more information, call 273-7262.

 
HEALTH BEAT LOCKER SERVICES:

Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus everyday? Health Beat lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year). Ask a fitness supervisor or contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu

 

EXERCISE ADHERENCE:

If you struggle with exercise adherence or are just not sure what to do, then a personal trainer is the answer. A 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

 
INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT:

Open to students, faculty and staff. Play begins Sunday, April 9 at 1 p.m. at the WRC sand volleyball courts. Rain date TBA. Entry forms will be available Monday, March 27 in WRC 101. Registration will be April 3 through April 5 in WRC 101 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Entry fee is $20 per team. For more information, contact the IM office at 273-7262.

 

BELLY DANCE WORKSHOPS:

Sunday, April 9, renowned dancer and instructor Maleeha will conduct two Middle Eastern dance workshops at UNI. Afterwards watch or participate in a performance. $25 for one workshop, $35 for both if registered by April 1. For more information, contact Helen Harton at 273-2235 or harton@uni.edu Register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis

 

PERFORMING ARTS

KUNI PRESENTS LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Kimberli Lamber will perform Monday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free. With her big, tall voice and no-holds-barred guitar work, Lambert takes the stage by storm.

 

ENSEMBLE RECITAL:

Chamber Singers and Freshmen Cantorei will perform Tuesday, April 4, at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall. Brad Barrett and Nicole Lamartine, conductors.

 

GUEST-ARTIST RECITAL:

Wednesday, April 5, Anibel Dos Santos, viola and Sean Botkin, piano, will perform works by Brahms, Hindemith, Bruch and Mendelssohn at 6 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

WCF SYMPHONY PERFORMANCE:

Twenty-four year-old violinist Tai Murray joins the orchestra Saturday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. Murray will perform Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto. Works by Mozart, Sibelius and Wharton also will be featured. Tickets at 3-SHOW and http://www.wcfsymphony.org

 

THEATRE UNI PERFORMANCE:

Theatre UNI will present Naomi Wallace's "In the Heart of America," a poetic drama of the search for truth in the confusion of war, directed by Cynthia Goatley. April 13-15 and April 19-23 at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $12 for general public and free for UNI students. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 

KENNY CHESNEY AT THE UNI-DOME:

Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley and Sugarland with "The Road and the Radio" tour will perform at the UNI-Dome Friday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the UNI-Dome NW Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, online at http://www.ticketmaster.com and by phone 319-363-1888.

EVENTS

SUSTAINABILITY SERIES:

Monday, April 3, Keith Kutz, an administrative specialist with the Iowa Energy Center, will discuss Iowa's energy resources in Latham Hall, Room 125. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/news/sustainability_series/sustainableseries.htm

 

LECTURE ON ANTI-SEMITISM:

Monday, April 3, Konstanty Gebert, journalist, author, and John R. Heath, visiting professor at Grinnell College; will present "Varieties of Anti-Semitism in Europe: New, Old, and In-Between," at 7 p.m., in SRL 115. Gebert is a native of Warsaw, Poland; a former activist in the underground Solidarity movement; and a leading expert on Polish-Jewish relations and Jews in Europe.

 

UNI MUSEUMS and PROJECT INSIGHT PARTNERS PRESENT:

"Assistive Technology & Adaptive Devices." April 3, 4 to 7 p.m., at the Department for the Blind, Black Hawk Village, Cedar Falls. At 5:30 p.m. Barb Weigel, Curtis Chong and Joe Weigel will speak about the Iowa Department for the Blind. At 6 p.m. Sue Hoey will speak about Covenant Health Systems' Occupational Therapy, Low Vision and Rehabilitation Program. Demonstrations and hands-on opportunities. A complete list of Project InSight programming is at http://www.uni.edu/museum

 

NATIONAL LIBRARY WORKERS DAY -- SHHH:

Students, staff and faculty are invited to help celebrate National Library Workers Day with a "Behind the Scenes" tour of the Technical Services Department and the Special Collections/ University Archives Department of the Rod Library Tuesday, April 4, from 1 to 2 p.m. Stop by these areas to take the tours.

 

LAST LECTURE SERIES:

Penny O'Connor, Communication Studies, will present "Get Over Yourself" Tuesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B. The Last Lecture Series is a format in which faculty present on a lecture/topic as if it were their last. Free snacks and beverages. Call 3-2683 for more information. Sponsored by CAB.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

UNI baseball games are played at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo. UNI takes on the University of Minnesota at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 5. UNI baseball plays a three-game series with Missouri State at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 7; 2 p.m., Saturday, April 8; and 1 p.m., Sunday, April 9.

UNI baseball vs. Northern Illinois, 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 12.

UNI softball vs. Iowa State, 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 5 at Panther Park on the UNI campus.

UNI women's tennis vs. Illinois State at 3 p.m., Friday, April 7. Weather permitting, matches will be played at the UNI tennis courts. Otherwise, matches will be played inside at the Black Hawk Tennis Club, Waterloo.

UNI women's tennis vs. Bradley at noon, Saturday, April 8.

UNI women's tennis vs. Indiana State at 11 a.m., Sunday, April 9.

UNI women's soccer will host its Spring Invitational at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 8 at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex.

The UNI track and field squads will host the 2006 UNI Messersmith Invitational at the Mark Messersmith Outdoor Track & Field Complex, Saturday, April 8. Field events start at 11 a.m. Track events begin at 1:10 p.m.

 

LATE NIGHT AT THE CME:

The movie "House of Flying Daggers" will be shown Wednesday, April 5, at 9 p.m. in the CME (MAU 109). This movie is about a romantic rebel who breaks a member of a rebel army out of prison so she can rejoin her companions. Free admission, pop and popcorn.

 

BROWN BAG LUNCH:

Bring your lunch to the CME (109 MAU) on Wednesday, April 5, and listen to Cyndi Dunn speak about "Japanese Women Today: Workplace and Family Challenges." Dunn will speak from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Event is free to everyone. Visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/japanese_women.htm for additional information.

 

NMA ETIQUETTE DINNER:

An etiquette dinner hosted by the Northern Iowa Management Association (NMA) will take place Monday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the Commons Georgian Lounge. A sign-up sheet is available in the Management Department Office in CBB 231. Ticket prices are $12 for students and $18 for faculty. This includes a formal dinner and etiquette presentation by Dale Cyphert. Sign-up deadline is Wednesday, April 5. Payment is due upon sign-up. All are welcome to attend.

 

 

RWANDAN GENOCIDE REMEMBERANCE:

Floriane Robin Brown, a Rwandan woman living in River Falls, Wisc. and founder of Nibakure Children Village Orphanage, will discuss the Rwandan children left orphaned by the 1994 genocide, at Mauker Union, Thursday, April 6, at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the UNI African Union, the UNI International Students Association and the UNI HIV/AIDS Coalition.

 

INTERNATIONAL VARIETY SHOW AND FOOD FESTIVAL:

Thursday, April 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. Festivities will begin with food in the International Student Office at 6 p.m. The variety show will start at 7 p.m. in front of Prexy’s. Visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/variety.htm for more information.

 

JEFFREY BERRY ADDRESS FOR 'THE CHANGING FACE OF IOWA' INITIATIVE:

Jeffrey M. Berry, Tufts University, a leading national scholar on effective citizen participation, will speak at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 6, in the Commons' Slife Ballroom about "Finding the Community's Voice: Advocacy and Service in Contemporary Society." His address is part of "The Changing Face of Iowa" initiative of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. A reception will follow. Several of his books have won awards from the American Political Science Association.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT:

This week's movie is "8 Below." Showtimes are at 7 and 9:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free snacks and beverages.

 

NO SHAME THEATER:

Friday, April 7 at 10 p.m. in CAC 108. For more information, e-mail chcarr@uni.edu or doug@dougshaw.com "No Shame Theatre" takes place every-other Friday at the same time.

 

VOLLEYBALL SPRING TOURNAMENT:

UNI Volleyball will host a spring tournament Saturday, April 8, at 10 a.m. in the West Gym. Teams involved in the round-robin tournament are Drake, Iowa State, Navy and North Dakota State. Entry is free. For more information, contact Michelle Coulter at 273-3176.

 

UNI MUSEUMS AND PROJECT INSIGHT PARTNERS PRESENT:

A guided tour of the Iowa Braille School in Vinton will take placefrom 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11. Did you know that Mary Ingalls was blind and attended Iowa Braille School? Learn about the history of the school, as well as the latest innovations in educating the visually-impaired. Visit http://www.uni.edu/museum or call 273-2188 for additional information.

 

DEBATE BUILDING OF COAL POWER PLANTS:

On Tuesday, April 11, the UNI Debate Team will discuss whether or not we should continue to build coal power plants. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/news/sustainability_series/sustainableseries.htm

 

SOCIAL-JUSTICE FILM SERIES:

The Social Justice film series presents "The Corporation," a groundbreaking documentary that explores the rise to dominance of profit-driven corporate America. Wednesday, April 12, 7:30 p.m. in Sabin 203. For more information, contact Jessica Love at jesslove@Uni.edu

 

WALT WHITMAN LIVE:

Bill Koch will present his one-man show, Walt Whitman Live! in Lang Hall Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12. The 50-minute show presents Koch speaking on the poet's major themes, observations of American culture, views on Abraham Lincoln and his Civil War experiences. Admission is free.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

On Wednesday, Apr. 12, at 7 p.m., in SRL 115, Ana Kogl, assistant professor of political science, will present "Putting the Oikos Back into Homo Economicus: Rethinking Gender In and Out of the Household." The event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI ATHLETICS SENIOR BANQUET:

The UNI Athletics Department coaches, administration and staff invite you to the 2006 Senior Banquet, Thursday, April 13, in the UNI-Dome on the south-end floor. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by a program and presentation of senior awards. Tickets are $15 per person. Seats may be reserved by calling 3-DOME or by visiting the UNI Box Office at the NW Entrance.

 

DO-RUN-RUN 5K:

UNI's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Mix 96 and Jamie and Jim's Kids will be "Running Wild" at the 17th annual Do-Run-Run at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 22. The Do-Run-Run is a 5K race that begins and ends at Gateway Park in Cedar Falls. Participants may walk or run, bring pets on a leash or bring strollers. All ages are welcome. Registration fees are $18 before April 14 and $23 after that date. This fee includes a T-shirt, food and beverages and eligibility for prizes. The Do-Run-Run is PRSSA's annual fundraiser. To register, contact Stephanie Feldman at (712) 830-0260 or feldman@uni.edu

 

 


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