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Monday, April 24, 2006

NEWS

MUMPS VACCINATION CLINICS:

The state of Iowa is at the center of a mumps outbreak. The Black Hawk County Health Department and Black Hawk County Emergency Management Agency are planning mass vaccination clinics aimed at controlling the spread of this disease. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/health/

 

UPDATE -- TRANSIT SYSTEM & PARKING RAMP PROPOSAL:

More than 300 comments were received regarding the proposed transit system and parking-ramp concept. The responses clearly show there are major concerns about parking rates, transit fees, building location and the economic climate. The idea of adding a transit fee and significantly increasing parking fees to subsidize multimodal facility operations is unacceptable. Concerns also were expressed about proposed parking-lot reclassifications. With that in mind, the transit/parking ramp concept as we now know it will not move forward. Looking ahead, the committee is exploring other parking-ramp and parking-program options that would add value and be acceptable to the campus community. It will work with representatives from MET, the Federal Transit Authority, and the Cedar Valley to develop workable proposals. The committee will include faculty, P&S and merit staff, and students. A summary of the survey results can be viewed at http://www.uni.edu/infosys/multimodal/survey.shtml

 

FAREWELL OPEN HOUSE FOR PRESIDENT AND MRS. KOOB:

Faculty, staff and students are invited to a farewell open house for President and Mrs. Koob Monday, May 1, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Stop by to wish them well as they leave the campus and community.

 

SUPPORT KOOB ENDOWMENT FUND:

To perpetuate President Koob's vision for community-university partnerships, the UNI Foundation has created the Robert D. Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement. It will support internships for students working to improve the community and UNI. The R.J. McElroy Trust has issued a challenge grant in support of the fund. Give today. Visit http://www.uni-foundation.org

 

REWARD FOR LOST PURSE:

A UNI student lost a small handbag with black and gray checks with a tan wallet inside of it. She is traveling abroad and needs her identification. Call 515-681-9335 or e-mail ddwj14@uni.edu if you have found it. (Or turn it into the campus police.)

 

NATIONAL PLAYGROUND SAFETY WEEK - APRIL 24-28:

Encourage adults to follow the S.A.F.E. Model: S:Supervise children on the playground; Age Appropriate Design: Playground are built for 2 to 5 or 5 to 12 year olds; F: Fall Surfacing: There should be 12-inches of loose- fill surfacing; E: Equipment maintenance: Close S-hooks tightly. See http://www.playgroundsafety.org

 

ESSENTIALS GRADUATION GIFTS:

Graduation gifts are now available at Essentials in Maucker Union. Choose from greeting cards with key chains, stuffed animals, coffee mugs, inspirational stones and magnets, UNI apparel and souvenirs and more.

 

COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY CENTER AUCTION:

On Thursday, April 27, UNI will hold a surplus equipment auction at 2 p.m. in the Community Technology Center (3rd floor) in the Squire Square Building at 722 Water St., Waterloo. Available items include computer lab furniture, computer equipment, office desks and chairs and two projectors. Paid parking is available in the nearby city ramps and lots. More sale information and photos are available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/auctioninfo.shtml A picture ID is required to obtain a bidding number. Buyers are responsible for removal from the building by noon on Friday, April 28. Payment must be made in cash (good check) before removal. Call Vince at 3-3527 with questions.

 
SEALED BID SALE:

UNI is offering electrical and electronic equipment, steel siding and a five-gallon solvent still for sealed bid sale. Complete list available at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/438.html

 

LIBRARY HOURS FOR FINALS WEEK:

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

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

UNISTAT SAVINGS FOR 2006-07:

Join UNI STAT (Students Today Alumni Tomorrow) for the 2006-07 academic year before leaving campus this spring and save more than 40 percent on membership dues. For $10 (regular dues are $18), students can sign up to receive the full benefits of membership, including various gifts and access to discounts at some 45 area businesses. Join online at https://www.uni.edu/unialumni/secure/join.shtml

 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 'TRAIL OF TEARS' TRIP AVAILABLE:

CSBS and the Graduate College are sponsoring full scholarships for students interested in attending the CME's Trail of Tears May trip to Muskogee and Tahlaquah, Okla., from May 11-14. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more about Native American history on this fun and educational weekend. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/maytrip2006.htm or kae@uni.edu

 

SUMMER TUTORS WANTED:

The UNI Upward Bound Math and Science Program is looking for male science, math or technology majors to serve as tutor mentors for the six-week Summer Enrichment Program. Tutor mentors travel with students and supervise all students activities. To apply, contact Karla Whitney at 319-433-1260 and request an application. Application deadline date is Monday, May 1.

 

DE-STRESS DAYS:

Tuesday, May 2, and Wednesday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Come by the Old Central Central Ballroom in Maucker Union for free mini massages, walk the labyrinth, pet puppies and kittens from the Humane Society, or try out Dance Revolution. Brought to you by WRS.

 

GBPAC STUDENT TICKET OFFER:

Get a sneak peak at the GBPAC 2006-07 season and be one of the first to order tickets Tuesday, April 25, 8 p.m., GBPAC lobby. Don’t wait and be surprised when some shows are sold out in the fall. Plus, students get 50 percent off adult tickets. Free drinks and snacks. Season line-up announced at 8:30 p.m.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

MEDIEVAL DANCE LESSONS:

The Medieval Re-enactment Society (MRS) will offer Medieval dance lessons in the Bertha Martin Theatre (Inside the Strayer-Wood Theatre) on Thursday, April 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jenny Wahl jwahl@uni.edu

 

PERFORMING ARTS

KUNI PRESENTS LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Guitarist Beth Wood will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, April 24, in KUNI's third floor studios in the CAC. Wood is an established singer/songwriter from Texas with six independent releases. Admission is $3, free for children under 12.

 

ENSEMBLE CONCERT:

Wind Symphony with Chamber Singers, Concert Chorale, and Freshmen Cantorei present the Hidas' Requiem Monday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in GBPAC Great Hall. Ronald Johnson, conducting.

 

FACULTY RECITAL:

Julia Trahan, viola, and Kui-Im Lee, organ, will perform Tuesday, April 25, at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Jebe Hall.

 

STUDENT ENSEMBLE CONCERT:

Symphonic band will perform an array of brass repertoire Wednesday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in GBPAC Great Hall.

 

SPRING CONCERT BAND PERFORMANCE:

Thursday, April 27, 8 p.m. in Russell Hall Auditorium. Kevin Droe, conductor.

 

CARILLON FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE:

Climb to the top of the Campanile and observe the carillon being played Friday, April 28, at 5 p.m.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY:

Local salsa band Orquesta Alto Maiz joins the symphony for an evening of Latin rhythms (including brand new orchestral arrangements) Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, at 7:30 p.m. at GBPAC. For tickets, call 3-SHOW or visit http://www.wcfsymphony.org

 

KENNY CHESNEY TICKETS:

Great tickets have just been released for the Kenny Chesney concert on Friday, May 5, in the UNI-Dome. Tickets can be purchased in person at the UNI-Dome NW Box Office, any Ticketmaster outlet, by phone at 319-363-1888 and online at http://www.ticketmaster.com For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unidome

 

STURGIS YOUTH THEATRE SUMMER PRODUCTION:

Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, is offering its seventh annual Summer Fun Production, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," for children in fourth grade and up. Creative drama classes are also offered to children entering kindergarten through third grade. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis/index.html or call 273-6387.

 

EVENTS

THURSDAZE:

Illusionist, psychic magician and mind reader Craig Karges will perform Thursday, April 27, at 9 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. For a sneak peek, visit http://www.craigkarges.com

 
SUSTAINABILITY SERIES:

Tuesday, April 25, Glenn Cannon, Waverly Light & Power; Jim Krieg, Cedar Falls Utilities; and Peter Hamlin, MidAmerican Energy, will discuss future energy use and production in the Cedar Valley. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/news/sustainability_series/sustainableseries.htm

 

SEE 'HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER':

Join the Russian Club in viewing "The Hunt for Red October," Tuesday, April 25, at 8 p.m. in Seerley 115. Based on the best selling novel by Tom Clancy, this film tells the story of Captain Marko Ramius, the skipper of the Soviet Union's newest nuclear submarine. The story is an action packed techno-thriller.

 

SILENT AUCTION AND POETRY CELEBRATION:

The Community Organization class in the Social Work Department is sponsoring a silent auction and poetry celebration featuring Chillin, the Conscious Poet. This event will take place at Cottonwood Canyon located on 18th Street. The silent auction starts at 6:30 p.m., with performances at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26. All proceeds will be donated to Seeds of Hope to benefit women in domestic-violence situations. For more information, e-mail kenzie@uni.edu

 

1920s BALL:

The Honors Student Advisory Board will host a 1920s-style ball in the Commons Ballroom, April 26, from 6 to 10 p.m. The evening includes free swing dance lessons (6 to 7 p.m.), jazz/swing dancing (7 to 8 p.m.) and 2006-style dancing (8 to 10 p.m.). There will be food, prizes, free gangster hats, card-playing and gambling with fake money. Dress is semi-formal. RSVP to wdenning@uni.edu

 

GULF COAST RELIEF PRESENTATION:

A group of UNI students will share their experiences serving the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina Wednesday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in the State College Room in the Maucker Union basement. Enjoy refreshments while learning about a summer service trip to New Orleans. For more information, e-mail Jon Doerrfeld at jdoerr@uni.edu

 

UNI HIV/AIDS COALITION:

The UNI HIV/AIDs Coalition will meet Thursday, April 27, from 12:20 to 1 p.m. in WRC Room 220. This is an educational organization committed to raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and to advocating for those affected by the AIDS pandemic. Membership is open to all interested individuals. For more information, contact Anathalie Mukagasana at sugira@uni.edu or call (319) 504-7158.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

UNI softball vs. Bradley at 4 p.m Thursday, April 27, at Panther Park.

UNI softball vs. Illinois State in a doubleheader Saturday, April 29, at Panther Park at noon. UNI vs. Illinois State at noon Sunday, April 30, at Panther Park.

 

UNI baseball vs. Southern Illinois in a three-game set at Riverfront Stadium, Waterloo, beginning Friday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. They play again Saturday, April 29, at 2 p.m. and complete the series with another game at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at 1 p.m.

 

The UNI soccer team will play its alumni game Saturday, April 29 at 11 a.m. at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex. The Panthers' soccer team will also play its community game at 3 p.m. later that day, also at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex.

 

CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION:

Join in the celebration of Cinco de Mayo on Friday, April 28. Enjoy grilled fajitas, beans, chips, dessert and pop all for only $4. Entertainment by Salsa Magic. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside of Maucker Union, rain site is in Maucker Union.

 

"BEST OF NO SHAME" THEATRE:

Friday, April 28, is the "Best of No Shame" show. All the best pieces from the 2005-06 season are back for one more run. Show starts at 10 p.m. at the CAC Room 108. Admission is free. For more information, e-mail chcarr@uni.edu

 

FIRST ANNUAL CF/WATERLOO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS BENEFIT WALK:

The UNI Student Athletic Trainers’ Organization and the National MS Society have teamed up to host the first annual Cedar Falls/Waterloo Multiple Sclerosis Benefit Walk. The three-mile walk will be Saturday, April 29, at 10 a.m. and begins at the Gateway Celebration Shelter, Cedar Falls. Registration is free and everyone is welcome to participate. For more information, visit http://www.nationalmssociety.org or contact Katie Hughes at kh529389@uni.edu

 

RUSSIAN CLUB FILM:

Join the Russian Club in viewing "Ivan Vasil'evich Changes His Profession," Tuesday, May 2, at 8 p.m. in Seerley 115. A classic Russian comedy.

 

ELECTRATHON RACES:

The first race in the Alliant Energy Iowa Electrathon Championship series takes place in the UNI parking lot south of the GBPAC on Saturday, May 20. Admission is free and the excitement begins at 7 a.m. with inspections. See electric cars designed, built and driven by high school and college students race in four, one-hour heats from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The electrathon promotes careers in science, technology and engineering. For more information, contact Pat Higby at patricia.higby@uni.edu or 273-6012 or visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/electrathon/index.htm

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

IOWA STATE FAIR VOLUNTEERS:

Students are needed to work the UNI exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 10-20. This is a great opportunity to promote UNI and visit with families and prospective students. Volunteers will staff Panther Paw tattoo stations, network with alumni and friends and tell visitors about the value of UNI to Iowa. Volunteers will receive free admission to the fair and a complimentary UNI shirt. Volunteers are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. To volunteer or for more information, contact Rebecca Schultze at rebecca.schultze@uni.edu

 

CONVERSATION PARTNERS:

Learn about other cultures while you help students from other countries improve their knowledge of English, Iowa, and the United States. Spend one hour a week as a conversation partner for The Culture & Intensive English Program (CIEP). Each international student is matched with an American conversation partner. The partners meet for one hour each week to converse in English. International students improve their English and expand their understanding of American culture. The American participant benefits by developing greater cultural awareness and understanding. Apply at http://fp.uni.edu/ciep/


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