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Monday, March 5, 2007

NEWS

NEXT E-BILL DUE MARCH 7:

The next e-bill is due Wednesday, March 7. Check MyUNIverse to see if there is an amount that is due. Accounts must be current to register for summer classes.

 
NEW E-MAIL SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION POSTPONED UNTIL THE WEEKEND OF MARCH 23:

The UNI migration to Collaboration Suite has been postponed until after the March Board of Regents meeting. Campus e-mail will be unavailable beginning at 5 p.m., Friday, March 23. The new system will be made available hopefully, by the start of the business day on Monday, March 26. E-mail received during the conversion will be delivered once the new system is up and running. Faculty, staff, students and emeritus employees will have improved e-mail capabilities, and e-mail quotas will increase for students.
The current Web-based e-mail options (Mailman & MailSpinner) will be replaced by two new full-featured Web mail clients. Those currently using Thunderbird, Outlook or another desktop e-mail client will need to change a couple settings after conversion is complete in order for those clients to continue working. All e-mail users will be required to create a new password for Collaboration Suite through MyUNIverse. For more information and status updates, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/collab.

 

LIBRARY HOURS FOR SPRING BREAK:

To view library hours for spring break, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#spring.

 

UNI PARTNERS WITH YOUTH SOCCER:

In an effort to build relationships with younger prospective students, UNI is the official presenting sponsor of the US Youth Soccer Iowa Soccer Association State Cup, to be held in May at the Cedar Valley Youth Soccer Complex. More than 40 teams, ages 12-14, will compete from around the state. A UNI hospitality tent will be staffed from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, May 12. Volunteers and divisions interested in partnering are welcome. Shifts will run every 2 hours. Please contact melissa.barber@uni.edu

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Volunteers are needed for the USA Wrestling National Championships to be held at the UNI-Dome March 30-April 1. No experience is necesarry. Volunteers will be working tables at the tournament, and will recieve a free T-shirt. Help is needed from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 30; from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 31; and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1. To volunteer, contact unidome@uni.edu or 3-6334.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR RAGBRAI AT UNI:

The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) is coming to UNI and Cedar Falls Wednesday, July 25. UNI is partnering with Cedar Falls to make RAGBRAI's overnight stop in Cedar Falls one to remember. The UNI effort is being led by Steve Carignan, Jan Hanish and John Goossen. Volunteers are needed for 20 different committees. For more information, or to volunteer, visit http://www.cedarfallsragbrai.org/.

 

THE GRAFFITO ONLINE NEWSLETTER:

The Graduate College is pleased to announce the release of the newest issue of The Graffito online newsletter. The Graffito provides information helpful to UNI graduate students and highlights some of the many accomplishments of graduate students throughout the university. Read the current issue at http://www.grad.uni.edu/graffito/default.htm.

 

HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR MAJOR?

We are conducting a study on students who change their major while at the University of Northern Iowa. 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, please visit MyUNIverse at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/portal/portHandler.cgi from March 1 through March 19 and select the "Major Changers" survey on your announcements section. Contact kristin.moser@uni.edu with any questions.

 

APPLY TO SAA:

UNI Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) is accepting applications for membership. Ambassadors serve UNI by volunteering to give campus tours, sit on student panels and participate in special university events. To become an ambassador, students must have a GPA of at least 3.0, Panther pride and an enthusiasm for service. Applications are due Friday, March 25 at 5 p.m. Visit http://www.uni.edu/admissions/saa/index.htm to apply. Questions? Contact Dan Pelzer at dpelzer@uni.edu.

 

 

NATIONAL SURVEY OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT:

Did you receive a printed letter inviting you to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement? The survey will be sent to student UNI e-mail accounts, so make sure your mailbox is not too full. For more information on NSSE and the prize drawing for participants, visit http://www.uni.edu/assessment/studentinformation.shtml.

 

STUDENT EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR:

Do you have the greatest supervisor on campus? Nomination forms are available for the 2006-2007 Student Employer of the Year. The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 12. For more information, or for a copy of the nomination form, visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid/pdf/employer-of-year.pdf

 

WANTED: PEER WRITING ASSISTANTS:

UNI's Writing Center is seeking exceptional writers in all majors who have the desire and ability to coach others toward success. These are paid positions offering International College Reading and Learning Association training and certification, as well as meaningful credentials for resumes in all fields. Pick up an application in the ITTC, Room 008, or print one from the Services page at http://fp.uni.edu/writingcenter/. For more information, contact deanne.gute@uni.edu.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES:

SPRING JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR:

The spring Job and Internship Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the UNI-Dome. More than 140 employers will visit with UNI students and alumni about internships and full-time jobs. Some will schedule the Spring Interview Day for Wednesday, March 7. To view fair information or employers and the majors they're seeking, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/events/jobinternship/fairorgs2005.htm. Sponsored by Academic Advising & Career Services in 214 East Bartlett. For more information, call 273-6857.

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

Wednesday, March 21, 4-6 p.m. CBB 3 -- Learn the basics of creating an effective business plan. Registration required. 3-7350 or katherine.cota@uni.edu

 

CHILD CARE GRANTS:

UNI Child Care Grants are available to both undergraduate and graduate students for the 2007-08 academic year. Grants are worth $1,000 for the academic year. While all classified students are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to first BA students. Further information is available at:
http://www.uni.edu/finaid/childcaregrant.shtml Deadline to submit UNI Child Care Grant application is April 1.

 

OKOBOJI ENTREPRENEURIAL INSTITUTE:

The Institute runs from Aug. 5 through Aug. 10 at the Lakeside Lab at Lake Okoboji. This program is an intensive week of entrepreneurship, small business development and venture management. Many prominent business leaders engage with students throughout the week. Eight UNI students will be selected to participate with 24 students from other Iowa colleges. The UNI JPEC pays each UNI student's tuition for 3 credit hours, lodging and food. Juniors and seniors with interest will be given preference. An essay and interview are required for consideration to be selected. Applications and essays are due March 15 to CBB 264. For an application, visit http://www.jpec.org/oko.htm. For more information, e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu or call 273-7350.

 

UNI CONNECTION:

UNI Connection offers scholarships for undergraduate students whose education has been interrupted by family or other responsibilities. Applicants must plan to enroll for six hours per semester. Application guidelines and forms can be obtained at the UNI Financial Aid Office or at http://www.uni.edu/finaid. Application materials must be received by March 31.

 
CAREER PEER ADVISORS WANTED:

Outgoing, energetic and enthusiastic students are invited to apply for Academic Advising & Career Services Career Peer Advisor positions for 2007-08. Assist students through resume critiques, mock interviews, outreach and workshop presentations. Excellent training program provided. Peers are paid $8/hour and work 10 hours/week. Application form (due 3/9/07) at: http://www.uni.edu/acs

 

TWENTY BEST INTERNSHIPS ON CAMPUS:

Twenty on-campus co-op positions will be available for the 2007-2008 school year. Positions are for two semesters, 14 hours per week. Pay is $8 an hour (total $3,400). These are great resume builder opportunities. Must register with Academic Advising & Career Services and upload a resume into UNI Careerlink. To view application information, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/coop/program/oncampus.html. Students are encouraged to start the application process as soon as possible. For more information, call 273-6041.

 

DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE:

The two year scholarships pay full tuition, $450 monthly, and $900 per year for books. Check out the program by attending the Leader’s Training Course for four weeks this summer at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. There is no commitment and all expenses are paid. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/rotc.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN POLAND:

Looking to study Abroad? Have you considered Poland? Come learn more about Poland and the opportunities UNI has to offer. Wednesday March 7th, 2007 3-4pm in the Presidential Room, Maucker Union. Questions email: study-abroad@uni.edu or phone: 273-7078.

 

FREE FLIGHTS FOR STUDY ABROAD:

The American Institute For Foreign Study is offering a free flight promotion for fall 2007 to Hungary, China, Russia and France. Students can save $600 to $1,200. The application deadline is March 15. For more information contact the Study Abroad Office at 273-7073.

 

SPOTLIGHT ON EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY:

Find out about the challenges pre-K through 12 teachers face as they integrate technology and new science- and/or math-based programs into the classroom while still meeting their school’s need to increase student achievement. Award-winning projects, spotlight gallery table displays, spotlight presentations and UNI faculty teaching innovations will be presented from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Sponsored by ITS-Educational Technology. For more information, contact Doreen Hayek at doreen.hayek@uni.edu or 273-7300.

 

BUSINESS ETHICS EVENT:

The Wilson Series in Business Ethics and SAVE present "Your Cubicle or Mine? Sexual Harassment in the Workplace." The interactive workshop will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, in CBB 109. Free and open to the public. Snacks provided. For more information, contact donna.wood@uni.edu.

 

 

WELLNESS/REC

 

UNI INTRAMURAL MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TENNIS AND RACQUETBALL DOUBLES:

Registration for tennis and racquetball doubles will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 5, through Wednesday, March 7, in the WRC 101. A tournament bracket will be posted at 1 p.m. Monday, March 19. Play begins Monday, March 19.

 

SINGLE ELIMINATION POOL CHAMPIONSHIP:

Registration for this event will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 5, through Wednesday, March 7, in the WRC 101. Play begins Monday, March 19.

 

EVENTS:

LAST CHANCE TO VISIT 'JUSTICE ILLUMINATED: THE ART OF ARTHUR SZYK' AT THE UNI GALLERY OF ART:

"Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk" is an art exhibition and historical survey of the work of Szyk, a Polish immigrant to the U.S., who in the 1940s created propaganda art to call the world’s attention to Nazi atrocities in Europe. Sponsored by Humanities Iowa and Veridian Credit Union in association with the UNI Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

 

TARGET INFORMATION SESSION:

A Target information session will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, March 5, in CBB 121. Take this opportunity to learn about Target before the Career Fair. For more information, contact Rachael Kueter at rachael.kueter@target.com.

 

'THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE UNITED STATES OF EUROPE':

"The United States of America and the United States of Europe" will be presented by T. R. Reid, Washington Post's Rocky Mountain bureau chief, at 7 p.m. Monday, March 5, in Lang Auditorium. Reid will discuss the state of the European Union and its political, economic and social implications for the United States. With 486 million people in 27 countries, the EU has become the world's biggest single market, with more people, more wealth, more trade, and far more foreign aid donations to developing nations than the U.S. Reid is one of the nation's best-knowncorrespondents through his coverage of global affairs for the Post, his books and films and his light-hearted commentaries on National Public Radio.The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a discussion and book signing. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/hearst/ or call 273-2725.

 

UNI PERCUSSION AND WEST AFRICAN DRUM ENSEMBLE RECITAL:

At 8 p.m. Monday, March 5, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, Assistant Professor of Percussion Randy Hogancamp will lead an evening of percussion sounds with inspiration ranging from Africa to power tools to the Far East. Sing and dance along while the West African Drum Ensemble plays authentic rhythms and instruments from Ghana and Guinea. This event is free.

 

FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESITVAL: 'GAMES OF LOVE AND CHANCE':

A film screening of "Games of Love and Chance" will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in SRL 115. Tunisian-born director Abdellatif Kechiche brings us a sensitive portrait of young romance in Paris’s working-class and ethnically diverse suburban projects. The drama of daily life unfolds through the performance of Marivaux’s 18thcentury play. An award-winning film. Subtitled in English. Free admission.

 

WOMEN'S STUDIES EVENT:

Tuesday, March 6, graduate student Amanda Breeden will present "Neo-Romance: The Renegotiation of Gender and Sexuality in Harlequin Romance, at 1 p.m. in the State College Room of Maucker Union. Her lecture is the inaugural address for the History of Sexuality Lecture Series established by the UNI History Club.

 

TUNES AT NOON:

Join School of Music faculty Chris Merz and Bob Washut for live jazz music from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Bring a friend and grab lunch from Prexy's restaurants and enjoy some great music.

 

THE GBPAC PRESENTS DAVID SANBORN:

David Sanborn will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the GBPAC. Jazz superstar, master of the saxophone, one of the greatest players of all time, David Sanborn is an artist whose music has inspired countless other musicians while creating a body of work that spans the genres of rock'n'roll, R&B, pop and jazz. Adult tickets: $35, $32, $27, $22, $15; student tickets (with uCard): $17.50, $16, $13.50, $11, $7.50; youth: 20 percent off.

 

ECONOMICS PRESENTATION:

Professor Kanago, co-coordinator of the Economics Seminar Series at UNI, invites the public to attend the presentation of a study called "Assessing the Evidence that a Locally Undesirable Land Use Adversely Affects Nearby House Values: The Case of Swine CAFOs in Iowa" by Professors Hans Isakson (economics) and Mark Ecker (mathematics). The presentation will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in CBB Room 229. This paper reports the results of an analysis of the impact of swine confined animal feedings operations (CAFOs) on local housing values in Black Hawk County. For more information, contact Kanago at 273-2951.

 

BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE: ENERGY EFFICIENT ALTERNATIVES:

Don Otto, owner of DPO Construction, will present information on building homes with a small environmental footprint from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the CEEE auditorium. He will discuss design ventilation, insulation durability and more as the second speaker of the Building for the Future lecture series. A live streaming video of each lecture is available at http://www.uni.edu/ceee.

 

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL:

At 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the GBPAC Jebe Hall, touring musician and highly respected music educator Leon W. Couch III will offer a performance on the organ. For more information, visit http://www.profcouch.us. This event is free.

 

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO AT THE GBPAC:

This performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 16. This is the second chapter in the tale that beganwith "Barber of Seville." Mozart's comic tour-de-force is classical perfection performed by theBulgarianOpera. Sung by critically-acclaimed artists, this opera is a hilarious and tender exploration of love, infidelity and forgiveness. The lobby will come alive with the sights, sounds and smells of an authentic Italian restaurant. Feast on pasta and listen to the sounds of UNI's best violinist, beginning at 6 p.m. Adult tickets: $35, $32, $27, $22, $15; UNI students (with uCard): $17.50, $16, $13.50, $11, $7.50; youth: 20 percent off.

 

 

 


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