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Monday, April 10, 2006

NEWS

UNI PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ON CAMPUS:

John W. Folkins, vice president for academic affairs and provost, Bowling Green State University, will be on campus Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11. Benjamin J. Allen, vice president for academic affairs and provost, Iowa State University, will be on campus Wednesday, April 12 and Thursday, April 13. Candidates will make open-forum presentations to students. If you can't attend, video from the forums will be available online. For the complete visit schedule and more details, visit http://www.uni.edu/presidentialsearch/

 

HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR MAJOR?:

We are conducting a study of students who change their major while at UNI. Your feedback is essential and will be used to help determine how UNI can best meet your needs. If you have ever changed your major while at UNI, visit MyUNIverse at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/portal/portHandler.cgi through April 24, and select the "Major Changers" survey in your announcements section. Contact kristin.moser@uni.edu with any questions.

 

COMMEMORATIVE FOOTBALL DVD NOW AVAILABLE:

What a ride! Commemorative DVDs of the championship 2005 football season have arrived. Details and order form at http://www.unialum.org/football A portion of the proceeds benefit Panther Football.

 

STUDENT EMPLOYEES AND EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED:

The UNI Financial Aid/Student Employment Office has announced the UNI Student Employees and UNI Student Employer of the Year. These individuals have made significant contributions to their department, the university and the Waterloo/Cedar Falls community. UNI Student Employees of the Year: Tanja Belverud-supervisor, Maucker Union Essentials; Nancy Christensen-UNI Foundation stewardship student intern; Erica Jaramillo-peer instructor, Academic Services; Aubree Johnson-legislative advocacy assistant, President's Office; Katie Rice-secretarial assistant, Graduate College. UNI Student Employer of the Year: Allan Stamberg-co-op education director, Academic Advising & Career Services.

 

UNIVERSITY SUMMER HOURS:

Beginning Monday, May 8, summer hours for university offices are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours will remain in effect through Friday, Aug. 11.

 

ARTS IN APRIL:

UNI's spring celebration of the arts has begun. For a list of Arts in April events, visit http://www.uni.edu/artsinapril Posters and brochures are available through UM&PR at 126 East Bartlett, or 3-2761. This year's artwork, by John Heidersbach, is based on Johannes Vermeer's "The Allegory of Painting."

 

VERIDIAN CREDIT UNION COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARDS:

The first-ever Veridian Credit Union Community Engagement Award recipients are: Leslie Wilson, associate dean and associate professor in the College of Business Administration; Michele Yehieli, associate professor of health promotions & education in the College of Education; Gretta Berghammer, professor of theatre in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts; Alan Czarnetzki, professor of earth science in the College of Natural Sciences; and Richard Allen Hays, professor and director of UNI's public policy program in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. View the full news release online at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=2240

 

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

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

STUDY ABROAD IN TAIWAN THIS SUMMER:

Study at the Taiwan National Chengchi University in Taipei and learn Mandarin Chinese from July 1 through Aug. 31. Scholarship applications that cover tuition, fees, board and lodging are available. The basic requirements for this scholarship are: you must be a U.S. citizen and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The application is due April 21, along with two essays. Send scholarship application, two essays and passport photo to: Iowa Sister States, Taiwan Scholarship, 200 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50309. Stop by the UNI Study Abroad Center in 59 Baker Hall or call 273-7078 for more information.

 

GUIDED INDEPENDENT STUDY:

Whether you're going home for the summer or planning to stay in the Cedar Valley, you can earn credit through Guided Independent Study. Enroll at any time, take up to nine months to complete a course and work at your own pace. Visit http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/gis to learn more.

 

SUCCESS WORKSHOP - PREPARING FOR FINAL EXAMS:

Two sessions of this free workshop are available: Monday, April 17, 3 to 4 p.m., in Sabin 311, and
Tuesday, April 18, 11 a.m. to noon, in Sabin 311. Please pre-register for one session by calling 273-2346. Sponsored by the Center for Academic Achievement and Student Support Services.

 

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) visit http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/summer06.pdf

 

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.

 
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

 

FOOD SPECIALS

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 BENCH PRESS COMPETITION:

Women's and men's divisions. Registration will be at time of weigh-ins on Wednesday, April 19.
Weigh-ins are from 6 to 7 p.m. in WRC free weight Room 153. Competition starts at 7:05 p.m. Intramural T-shirt for each weight class winner. For more information, contact the IM office at 273-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL MEN'S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:

Open to students, faculty and staff. Saturday, April 22 (Rain date: Saturday, April 29) Registration is April 17 through April 19 in WRC Room 101. (Limited to the first 16 teams to register.) Entry fee is $20 per team. For more information, contact the IM office at 273-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC ULTIMATE FRISBEE TOURNAMENT:

Open to students, faculty and staff. Sunday, April 23 (Time TBA) on WRC Intramural Fields. Only two club members per team. Entry forms are available Monday, April 10 in WRC Room 101. Registration is April 17 through April 19, in WRC Room 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.

 

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

 

PERSONAL TRAINERS :

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

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

KUNI PRESENTS LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Joni Laurence will perform Monday, April 10, at 7 p.m., in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Laurence is a Midwesterner whose performance style is simple, yet captivating. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL:

Julie Josephson, tenor and alto trombones, will perform a one-hour, one woman, music theatre collage with original text based on true stories of a farm upbringing Monday, April 10, at 6 p.m. in Russell Hall Auditorium.

 

CHAMBER WIND PLAYERS RECITAL:

On Monday, April 10, the student ensemble will present ‘Gran Partita’ by Mozart for thirteen players at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall. Ronald Johnson, conductor.

 

TROMBONE CHOIR RECITAL:

Tuesday, April 11, under the direction of Darin Achilles, the trombone ensemble will perform music from a variety of genres, at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

FACULTY RECITAL - NORTHWIND QUINTET:

On Wednesday, April 12, The Northwind Quintet will perform early Romantic work of Munich's Franz Lachner, a classic by Hindemith, and a work for percussion and quintet with UNI Professor Randy Hogancamp, at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

JAZZ BAND II:

Robert Washut will lead the ensembles in an evening of instrumental jazz Thursday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. in GBPAC Great Hall.

 

FACULTY PIANO DUO RECITAL:

On Saturday, April 15, Sean Botkin and Genadi Zagor will present a program that will include Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring', Schubert's 'Fantasy' for four hands and Hummel's 'Nocturne' Theme and Variations at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

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

NOBEL PRIZE WINNER JOHN NASH TO DISCUSS GAME THEORY:

John Nash, renowned mathematician and 1994 winner of the Nobel Prize for economics, will deliver the annual Hari Shankar Lecture Monday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m., in the Lang Hall Auditorium.  Nash's presentation, "The Agencies Method for Modeling Coalitions and Cooperation in Games," deals with a particular aspect of game theory, the case of a cooperative game involving three players. Nash is the subject of a best-selling biography, "A Beautiful Mind." Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  A reception will follow.  Free and open to the public.

 

A FIRSTHAND LOOK AT SEPT. 11, 2001:

The UNI Society of Professional Journalists will host David Handschuh, a photographer for the New York Daily News, who was at Ground Zero when the World Trade Towers fell. He will present a slideshow and discuss his experiences covering that event. The lecture will be Tuesday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in CBB 332. Free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail Tmccue@uni.edu

 

RUSSIAN FILM VIEWING:

Join the Russian Club in viewing "Circus" Tuesday, April 11, at 8 p.m. in Seerley 115. A Hollywood-style musical comedy with a Soviet twist, "Circus" tells the story of an American woman who has emmigrated to the Soviet Union to escape the racism directed at her mulatto child.

 

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

 

HEARST LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS STEPHEN GREENBLATT:

Stephen Greenblatt, Cogan University professor of the humanities at Harvard University, will present "Shakespearean Beauty Marks," Tuesday, April 11, at 7 p.m., in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom A. Greenblatt has authored a number of influential studies in literature and literary theory and is the general editor of "The Norton Shakespeare" and "The Norton Anthology of English Literature." His most recent publication, "Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare," was a finalist for the National Book Awards and the Pulitzer Prize. Greenblatt's lecture is free and open to the public.

 

NISG STUDENT BASH:

Free food. Join NISG in thanking all students for the wonderful year that we have had. Food, music, wax hands and fun. Wednesday, April 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, and pop.

 

SIGMA XI PRESENTATION ON HYDROGEN & FUEL CELLS:

Romesh Kumar, Chemical Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory, will present "Hydrogen & Fuel Cells for Transportation: Opportunities and Challenges," Wednesday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m., in SEC 247. Free and open to the public.

 

STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE:

Sigma Xi will host its 13th Annual Student Research Conference Wednesday April 12, in the Commons Georgian Lounge from 4 to 5:45 p.m. Students, both graduate and undergraduate, will present the results of their reseach. In the past, students from a wide range of disciplines including computer science, physics, chemistry, biology, geography, industrial technology, physical education, communication studies and geology have participated. The public is welcome.

 

SENIOR CELEBRATION:

Seniors-only events include "Grab N' Go Breakfast" on Tuesday, "Ice Cream Social" on Wednesday, and "Pizza and Pop at the Alumni House" on Thursday. All students are invited to attend seminars offered Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. in Maucker Union. Refreshments and door prizes provided. For more information, call 273-2355 or log on to http://www.unialum.org/events/seniorcelebration.shtml

 

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.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

UNI baseball vs. Northern Illinois, 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, at Riverfront Stadium, Waterloo.

UNI baseball vs. Evansville at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15; and 1 p.m. Sunday, April 16, at Riverfront Stadium, Waterloo.

UNI softball vs. Drake at noon Saturday, April 15 (doubleheader); and noon, Sunday, April 16 (single game).

UNI softball vs. South Dakota State in a doubleheader at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 18.

UNI baseball vs. Upper Iowa at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 11.

 

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-Dome Box Office at the NW Entrance.

 

ALPHA PHI OMEGA BLOOD DRIVE:

Alpha Phi Omega will host a blood drive Monday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Commons Slife Ballroom. All donors will receive a free T-shirt. To sign up for a time slot, visit http://www.bloodcenterofiowa.org click on "find a mobile drive," search by organization and enter "UNI." Please check the eligibility requirements on the Web site, as the requirements have changed. (For example, people who have been tattooed or pierced in Iowa or Wisconsin CAN donate blood.) Donate blood and save lives. Questions, e-mail Laura Johnson at ljjoo@uni.edu

 

RUSSIAN FILM VIEWING:

Join the Russian Club in viewing "Peculiarities of National Hunting" Tuesday, April 18, at 8 p.m. in Seerley 115. A Finn joins a Russian hunting party. His flamboyant companions include an army general, a police detective, a local forest ranger (a devotee of Zen Buddhism) and some big-city types from St. Petersburg. Inevitably, their good intentions give way to endless drinking, visits to local farm girls and grand comedy.

 

FREE BIKE TUNE-UPS:

Europa Cycle and Ski will offer free bike tune-ups Tuesday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Maucker Union Plaza. Sponsored by Wellness and Recreation Services (WRS) in conjunction with the Earth Day Celebration at the same location. Also, bike helmets for sale by WRS from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

WOMEN'S STUDIES SENIOR SEMINAR:

The Women's Studies Senior Seminar students are sponsoring "This is what a feminist looks like," Wednesday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Maucker Union. Come be part of their video project and buy a T-shirt bearing the slogan. Shirts are $7 and all proceeds go to Seeds of Hope. For more information, contact Women's Studies 273-7102.

 

SCIENCE EDUCATION DISCUSSION:

Jeff Weld, department of biology, will discuss "Crossing the Rubicon: Science Teaching and Learning 21st Century Style," April 20, 4 to 5:30 p.m., in MSH 103. This guided conversation will focus on research and innovation relevant to the teaching and learning of science at the college level, with a focus on opportunities, innovations and constraints in the science classrooms at UNI.

 

BIBLE BEATER/BRA BURNER:

April 20 through 22, 7:30 p.m., in Lang 40. Written and directed by Jennifer Freitag. Seating is first come, first served. Mature content.

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CAMOUFLAGE:

"Camouflage Art, Science and Popular Culture," is a one-day, interdisciplinary conference that explores the artistic, scientific, natural, military, psychological, magical, fashion-related and ironic aspects of concealment and deception. From 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, scores of artists, scientists and other scholars from throughout the world will present on concealment and deception, at UNI. The conference is free to UNI faculty, staff and students. To register, contact Roy Behrens at 273-2260 or ballast@netins.net For more information, visit http://www.cs.uni.edu/~wallingf/camouflage-conference

 

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

 

VOLUNTEER

VOLUNTEER USHERS:

Theatre UNI is seeking volunteer ushers for eight performances of "In the Heart of America," April 13 through 15, and April 19 through 23, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Ushers receive a free ticket for the performance. For more information about the show, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre To volunteer, call the Strayer-Wood box office at 3-6381.

 


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