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Monday, February 12, 2007

NEWS

VOICE YOUR OPINION ON UNI ATHLETICS:

The UNI Athletic Department is conducting a survey on the athletic interests of freshmen women. Your feedback is essential and will be used to help determine how UNI can best meet your athletic needs. If you are a freshman woman, please visit MyUNIverse through Friday, Feb. 23, and select the "Interest in Women's Sports at UNI" survey on the announcements section. For more information, contact kristin.moser@uni.edu.

 

FREE NEWSPAPERS:

Students may pick up free copies of the Waterloo Courier, Des Moines Register and the New York Times during a pilot period from Monday, Feb. 12 through Friday, March 9, in Maucker Union by the ATM machine, CBB Room 101 and the SEC's second floor lounge. The purpose of the pilot is to determine student interest in having newspapers available on campus. For more information, call Gerri Perreault 273-6898 or e-mail yl@uni.edu.

 

1098T TAX DOCUMENTS:

1098T tax documents have been mailed to students' "home" addresses. They are also available on MyUNIverse.

 

NISG ELECTION UPDATE :

UNI students Andrew Morse and Adam Bentley are running for student body president and vice-president. View their platform at http://www.morse-bentley.com. Voting will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 27 and 28, on MyUNIverse.

 

VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:

UNI accounting students are providing free income tax assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The program runs through April 11, excluding the week of March 12 through March 18 (spring break). Sessions take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, in CBB, Room 224. No appointment is necessary. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/466.html.

 
UNI UP CLOSE - A VISIT DAY FOR ADMITTED STUDENTS:

Friday, Feb. 16 will be a special day on campus, with more than 300 admitted students and their guests visiting. This event will bring more than 750 total guests to campus to make the final decision to attend UNI. Please show your Panther Pride on this day by wearing purple and welcoming these visitors.

 

SAFETY REMINDER:

With the cold temperatures outside, it may be tempting to add auxiliary heat in your room or work area. Portable heaters are a leading cause of fires and fire-related deaths. There are nearly 25,000 fires and 140 deaths on average each year from portable heating units. If you need to use one, make sure the unit is Underwriter’s Laboratory listed and never leave the unit unattended.

 

FEBRUARY DISPLAYS AT ROD LIBRARY:

The displays feature Black History Month, the Holocaust and the 30th anniversary of UNI's Cooperative Education & Internship Program. For photographs and more information about library exhibits, visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/.

 

PARENT PORTAL:

Did you know that you can give access to your e-bill account to a parent or third party? Go to MyUNIverse and select Parent Portal, assign them a user ID and password and then select which items you would like to give them access to (e-bills, 1098T tax documents, grades, financial aid, etc.)

 

COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS' IOWA CONFERENCE 2007:

This conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Drake University. This statewide conference brings together college students and faculty/staff from all over Iowa for a day of networking, education and inspirational speakers. To view the agenda and speakers, register, or get shuttle bus information, visit http://www.jpec.org/ceic2007.htm. For more information, contact katherine.cota@uni.edu or 273-7350.

 

LUX SERVICE AWARD:

Do you know a student who has demonstrated outstanding service to UNI? Nominate him or her for the 2007 Alumni Association 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. For complete award requirements and an online nomination form, visit http://www.unialum.org/lux. Nominations must be received by Wednesday, Feb. 14. For more information, contact Connie Hansen at 273-3036 or constance.hansen@uni.edu.

 

NONPROFIT AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE FEB. 15:

Thursday, Feb. 15, is the deadline for nominations for the UNI American Humanics Nonprofit Awards. The American Humanics Student Association annually recognizes 11 nonprofit organizations and individuals who make a difference in the Cedar Valley. To complete a nomination form, visit http://www.uni.edu/americanhumanics. Anyone can submit a nomination.

 
VOLUNTEER USHERS NEEDED:

Theatre UNI is seeking ushers for the upcoming production of "The Wrestling Season" at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Performances are Thursday, Feb. 22, through Sunday, Feb. 25; and Wednesday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 4. Each usher receives a free ticket to see the show. To volunteer, call 273-6387. For more information about the show, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre.

 

VOLUNTEER AND BE A ROCK STAR IN THE CEDAR VALLEY:

The American Humanics Student Association and the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley are hosting a Volunteer Blitz Monday, Feb. 12, through Friday, Feb. 16. Throughout the week students can sign up to attend a training/information session about various nonprofit organizations. The following week, the organizations will hold sessions on campus at scheduled times. Organizations are listed on the Facebook group, Volunteer Blitz, and also at http://www.vccv.org. Post a message in the discussion or on the wall of the Facebook group saying which session you want to attend and your contact information. For more information, e-mail jvernoy@uni.edu.

 

VALUE PRICING AT BLIMPIE'S:

The six-inch turkey sandwich at Blimpie has a new value price of $4.09 everyday. Have it made with your choice of toppings at Blimpie in Prexy’s at Maucker Union.

 

VALENTINE'S GIFTS AT ESSENTIALS:

Get your special someone a gift from Essentials in Maucker Union. Choose from stuffed animals, sweet treats, rubber ducks with valentine messages, valentine notepads and pencils, Gel Gems, homemade candles, soaps and more. Most items cost less than $5. Balloon bouquets are also available for pick-up. For more information, call 273-3743.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES:

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT FOR STUDENTS:

Math and Science Upward Bound is looking for math and science majors and minors for summer teaching assistants and tutor mentors. The tentative dates of the summer program are June 4 through July 29. Training begins July 4. Teaching assistants are paid $1,000-$1,200 and work 15-17 hours per week. Tutor mentors are paid $1,800 to $2,200 based on experience and reside in the dormitory. Tutor mentors may not be enrolled in summer classes. For an application, contact Latricia Hylton at 319-433-1261 or latricia.hylton@uni.edu.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS:

Learn the basics of starting a small business including business structure, taxes and resources, from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20, in CBB 3. Registration is required. For more information, contact 273-7350 or katherine.cota@uni.edu.

 

UNI ENTREPRENEURSHIP SYMPOSIUM:

The UNI Entrepreneurship Symposium will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Maucker Union. This year's featured speaker, Linda Lundstrom Cook, will discuss being a financial planner focusing on high net-worth individuals and being a female small business owner. The entrepreneurial panel talks about starting a small business and takes questions from students about how to be entrepreneurs. To register, visit http://www.jpec.org/entresymp.htm. For more information, e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu or call 273-7350.

 

WINTER TEACHER INSTITUTE:

On Friday, Feb. 16, faculty at Price Laboratory School will again host UNI Teacher Education students at the semi-annual Teacher Institute. They will present nearly 50 different workshop sessions on various aspects of teaching across all curricular areas and activities. Sessions will cover topics from all areas of high school and middle school, as well as elementary and special education, including instructional strategies, classroom management, collaboration, teaching across the curriculum and motivation. There will also be specialized sessions geared for specific grade levels and content areas. The Teacher Institute, which runs from 8 a.m. through 2 p.m., is free of charge for UNI teacher education students. A complete listing of sessions and times, as well as registration materials, is available at http://www.pls.uni.edu. Click on the "Teacher Institute" link.

 

SUE FOLLON SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP:

Applications are being accepted until Thursday, Feb. 15, for the Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership. This scholarship recognizes students for their leadership contributions to UNI and potential to model leadership for women. Students are encouraged to apply using the Common Scholarship Application at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/ or written applications may be picked up and submitted to the Office of the VP for Educational and Student Services in the Redeker Center. The award for 2007-2008 will be $1,800.

 

SUMMER ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES:

Summer study abroad programs still open include: Non-Western civilization in Chile, Spanish in Chile, business in Paris, education and capstone in Kazakstan, capstone in Nicaragua, communicative disorders in Nicaragua, Polish language in Poland, capstone in Poland, German language in Austria, French language in Canada, French language in France, Chinese language in China, contemporary Russia (in English) and arts and humanities in Russia. Applications are due by March 1, but many of these are first-come, first-served. Contact the Study Abroad Center at 273-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu or stop by Baker 59 to apply.

 

CAREERS WITH NUTRITION:

UNI does not have a dietetics program, but does offer nutrition courses for students with a variety of career interests. A panel discussion will be held for those interested in learning more about pursuing a nutrition-related education at UNI, from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the WRC Room 252. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/advising/events/nutrition.pdf.

 

MEETINGS

STUDY ABROAD IN CHILE:

Attend the information session on studying abroad in Chile this summer. Talk to a representative of the host university. The meeting will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room.

 

STUDENT-NATURE SOCIETY:

The Student-Nature Society, a biology club, is sponsoring a presentation by Beth MacCarthy, from the Student Conservation Association (SCA), at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in MSH 001. MacCarthy will discuss the SCA and internship opportunites.

 

WELLNESS/REC

DODGIN' DIABETES:

Dodgin' Diabetes, a dodgeball tournament sponsored by Pi Kappa Alpha, will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, in WRC courts 5-8. There is an entry fee of $40 per team. All proceeds will be donated to the Diabetes Foundation. For more information, contact Robert Clough at rc551084@uni.edu. Registration deadline is Thursday, Feb. 22.

 

INTRAMURAL INDOOR TRACK MEET:

This event will take place at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, in the UNI-Dome. Entry forms are available in the WRC, Room 101. Entries are due by 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, to the WRC Office, Room 101.

 

EVENTS:

OPEN FORUM FOR ASSOCIATE VP FOR ITS CANDIDATE:

UNI faculty and staff are invited to attend an open forum Monday, Feb. 12, with Dr. Mahmoud Pegah, candidate for associate vice president for ITS. The forum is scheduled from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Seerley 115.

 

CEDAR VALLEY DISCUSS & DISCOVER DIVERSITY: READING AND SHARING:

Rhodesia 1976, an inhospitable place where five-year old children are trained to fire an Uzi and family cars are mine-proofed. Alexandra Fuller's hair-raising childhood will be discussed from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at the UNI Museum. For more information call 268-0544. All Cedar Valley community members are encouraged to attend; having read the book is not required.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The Ginn Sisters will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. The Ginn Sisters have been singing and playing music for some 20 years. They are celebrating the release of their second album, "Blood Oranges." Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

GUEST ARTISTS RECITAL FEATURING BOB SPRING AND J.B. SMITH:

Recording artist and renowned clarinetist Bob Spring will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, with J.B. Smith, professor of music/coordinator of percussion studies at the School of Music, Arizona State University, and celebrated percussionist, J.B. Smith. This event is free to the public.

 
UNI LYRIC OPERA ENSEMBLE HAS VALENTINE THEME:

School of Music Vocal Professor Sandra Walden will direct the UNI Lyric Opera Ensemble at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Davis Hall. They will present a Valentine-themed opera performance of music about love, including a love duet co-written by UNI Professor of Communication Studies Paul Siddens and Associate Director of the School of Music Alan Schmitz. This event is free to the public.

 
LAST LECTURE SERIES:

The Last Lecture Series invites faculty to present a lecture on any topic that is significant and intriguing to them as if it were their last lecture. The series also helps connect students with the central purpose of a college education-the encouragement of intellectual curiosity. Allen Hays, professor of political science, will discuss "Empowering Citizens on the Campus and in the Community," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Seerley Hall Room 115. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

FACULTY ARTISTS PRESENT OPERA RECITAL:

Faculty artists Leslie Morgan, soprano, Jeffrey Brich, tenor and John Hines, bass-baritone, will be joined by pianist Genadi Zagor at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, for a unique vocal recital. This event is free to the public.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE: 'THE HOLIDAY':

"The Holiday" starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

JOIN THE McLEOD CROWD:

Help cheer the women’s basketball team to victory in the final home game of the season. The final game will take place at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in McLeod Center. Access your free ticket (with uCard) at http://www.unipanthers.com, and click on UNI Students in the right column. For more information, contact the ticket office at 273-3663.

 

RACELLE WEIMAN LECTURE:

This lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in the CEEE Auditorium. Racelle Weiman, executive director of the Institute for Interreligious, Intercultural Dialogue at Temple University, Philadelphia, will discuss the works of Theodor Seuss Geisel and their shared goals of tolerance and social activism. "Illuminations of the Holocaust" event.

 

RETIREMENT RECEPTION:

The Office of Disability Services is hosting a retirement reception for Jane Slykhuis from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, on the upper level of the Student Health Center. Jane has served UNI students for more than 20 years, including the past 12 years as coordinator of Disability Services.

 

KUNI PRESENTS MARTY STUART AT THE MILL IN IOWA CITY:

Friday, Feb. 16, the KUNI Presents Concert Series goes on the road to Iowa City with Marty Stuart at The Mill. Stuart is country music’s renaissance man. He has scored six top-ten hits, one platinum and five gold albums, and four Grammy Awards. He has made lasting music as a front man and in collaboration with virtually every major roots music figure of his era, from Lester Flatt to Johnny Cash to Bob Dylan. Showtime is 8 p.m. Admission is $15 in advance, $20 day of show. Contact The Mill at (319) 351-9529 for tickets.

 

TALLCORN JAZZ FESTIVAL HOSTS KENNY WERNER:

The Tallcorn Jazz Festival - 56th Annual Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz - will take place on Friday and Saturday Feb. 16 and 17. Performances on both nights begin at 7:15 p.m. in the GBPAC Great Hall. Half Note Records recording artist and distinguished jazz pianist Kenny Werner will appear with UNI Jazz Band One and more. Ticket prices: $10 adults, $5 students & senior citizens. For tickets, contact the GBPAC Box Office at 273-7469 or visit http://www.unitix.uni.edu.

 

NO SHAME THEATER:

No Shame is a bi-monthly event for anyone to share original works spanning from heart-felt poetry to sarcastic rants and hilarious skits.  Any material is accepted but shame is not allowed. No Shame is open to the public and admission is free. The next No Shame event will take place at 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in the CAC Room 108. For more information, contact Christina at chcarr@uni.edu.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY FAMILY CONCERT:

Members of Dance by Aimee will perform colorful ballet alongside the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra for Fantasia...LIVE! featuring music from Disney's original film and its 2000 sequel. Tickets to the Feb. 18, 2 p.m. performance at the GBPAC are $10 for adults; $5 for students. Call 3-SHOW or visit http://wcfsymphony.org.

 

GUEST ARTIST SUSAN RIDER OFFERS MASTER CLASS:

Susan Rider, prominent trumpeter and UNI graduate, will offer a master class at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Rider is a member of the trumpet/cornet section of "The President’s Own" United States Marine Band, Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Ensembles in Washington, D.C. This event is free to the public.

 

COFFEE TASTING EVENTS AT CHATS:

Chats in Maucker Union will be the site for two coffee tasting events from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20. Taste test the Roasterie blends to select the next signature blend to be served at Chats. Compare Chats air-roasted coffee with competitors' coffee. If you like coffee, your input in these taste tests is needed and appreciated.

 

RESUMANIA:

Come enjoy free food, have your resume critiqued and get information on what employers look for. Students who bring a resume will be entered in a grand prize drawing. Resumania will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Maucker Union Ballroom B. For more information contact Academic Advising & Career Services at 273-6857 or visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/advising/events/resumania.pdf.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: FACULTY ARTIST SHOWCASE AND RECEPTION:

Spotlight Series: Faculty Artist Showcase will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the GBPAC Great Hall. Featuring performances by several UNI School of Music faculty artists, the style selections for the evening will include jazz, opera, classical and more. The performance will be followed by a reception sponsored by the Friends of the GBPAC. Ticket prices: $8 adults, $7 senior citizens, $6 non-UNI students and UNI students uCard free. For tickets, contact the GBPAC Box Office at 273-7469 or visit http://www.unitix.uni.edu.

 

AIN'T I A WOMAN! THE CORE ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE:

This event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in Russell Hall. The show celebrates the lives of four African-American women, including Sojourner Truth, Zora Neale Hurston, Clementine Hunter and Fannie Lou Hamer. The performance is drawn from the spirit of the Deep South, Jazz Age and contemporary concert music by African-Americans. Sponsored by CME. For more information, call 273-2250.

 

FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL:

A screening of "Moolaadè" will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in SRL Room 115. "Moolaadè" is a film by the celebrated Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène, who depicts one woman's struggle to protect girls from the practice of genital mutilation. This film, a Cannes Film Festival award winner, is in Jula and French with English subtitles. Free admission. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/Films.htm.

 

MERYL NORTON HEARST LECTURE SERIES:

Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and Five College 40th Anniversary Professor at Amherst College, will discuss "Who Owns the English Language?" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Stavans is an internationally known, award-winning cultural critic, linguist, translator and short-story writer. His work focuses on language, identity, politics and history. The lecture will be followed by a discussion and a book signing. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/hearst/.

 

TRUMPET RECITAL:

Faculty artist Randy Grabowski will perform with guest artist trumpeter Susan Rider at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free to the public.

 

BILL McANALLY LECTURE:

From 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the CEEE Auditorium, Bill McAnally, an instructor at Iowa Central Community College, will provide an overview of several types of energy-efficient building alternatives including structural insulated panels, advanced framing, frost-free foundations, ICF foundations and drainage planes. A live streaming video of the lecture will be available at http://www.uni.edu/ceee.

 

QUEEN IDA AND THE BON TEMPS ZYDECO BAND:

This performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the GBPAC. This high-energy performance is sponsored by Signs and Designs. The lobby will be transformed into a jazz club with live music. Keep people guessing by wearing your best Mardi Gras mask. Prepare your tastebuds for a traditional New Orleans-style meal. Find a baby in your King Cake and you'll be crowned king or queen of the ball! Preshow activities begin at 6 p.m. and the preshow meal includes: shrimp creole on rice, crescent roll, king cake, coffee and iced tea. For tickets, call 273-4tix.

 

LEONTYNE PRICE HONORED AT THE CME:

The American operatic voice of her time, Leontyne Price celebrated her 80th birthday, Saturday, Feb. 10. In recognition of her contributions to the world of music, you are invited to be our guests from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at the CME, for this occasion, sponsored by the UNI School of Music's George Walker Society of Music. The event features an exhibit of her career through DVD presentation, books, and recordings, with classical performances interspersed to honor her.

 

DR. SEUSS WANTS YOU...TO CELEBRATE HIS BIRTHDAY:

This special event will take place Saturday, March 3, at the University Museum. Dr. Seuss costumes are encouraged. K- through sixth-graders may be dropped off at 9 a.m. and picked up at noon. The fee is $10 for Friends' members; $12 nonmembers. RSVP 3-2188 by Feb. 28.

 

SAVE THE DATE:

David Vaughan, Merce Cunningham Dance Company Archivist, will discuss "The Visual Art of Movement" from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, March 19, in the Kamerick Auditorium. The company performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the GBPAC. For more information, visit http://www.gbpac.com/season/artists/merce.shtml.

 


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