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Monday, March 26, 2007
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UNI's 14th Annual College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Student Research Conference will take place from 8 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 21, in the SEC. Students can present their own research project, or attend to learn more about research in the social sciences, job opportunities after graduation, and how to get into graduate school. All students from all majors in the social and behavioral sciences are encouraged to participate. For conference activities, information, and online registration or submission, visit http://www.uni.edu/psych/csbs_conf/csbs_main.htm. For more information, contact Emily Nodorft at email@example.com, Erica Spies at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Beverly A. Kopper at email@example.com or 273-3131.
The UNI Financial Aid/Student Employment Office congratulates the following individuals who have been selected as UNI Student Employees of the Year. These individuals have made significant contributions to their department and the university, as well as the Waterloo/Cedar Falls community. UNI Student Employee of the Year: Mackenzie Christensen -- program assistant, nominated by Chris Denison; Amanda Porter -- administrative assistant, nominated by Leah Gutknecht; Brian Sellers -- computer technology assistant, nominated by Joyce Morrow; Beth Soppe -- research associate, nominated by Sara Ehrig; and Katie Watts - student telecounseling supervisor, nominated by Robin Sandberg.
The Northern Iowa Student Government values your input. The Best Practices Inventory will gather your input on the quality of your academic experience at UNI. Take a few minutes to fill out some questions regarding the Liberal Arts Core and your major. The survey is at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg through the Announcements Portal on the homepage.
The Department of Public Safety will tow unauthorized vehicles from the G parking area in the Gilchrist Lot. The G parking area encompasses the furthest north row of parking. The only vehicles authorized to park in these reserved stalls are G permit holders. All others will be ticketed and towed at the owners' expense. If you have questions regarding this notice, contact the Parking Division at 273-2710.
Donate blood and give the gift of life from 2 to 6 p.m., Thursday, March 29, at St. Stephen Catholic Student Center. To schedule an appointment, call 266-9863 or log on to http://givebloodgivelife.org. Walk-ins are also welcome. All registrants will be placed in a drawing to win a free iPod shuffle.
UNI Study Abroad is looking for families or individuals to serve as cultural hosts to two female students from France. They will be studying and living at UNI August-December, 2007, and are interested in meeting and spending time with Iowa families/individuals on weekends and holidays to experience a new culture. Both students speak English fluently. If interested, contact the UNI Study Abroad Center at 273-7078 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
KUNI/KHKE is conducting its spring fund drive March 23 through 30. About 150 volunteers are needed to take pledge calls and keep things running smoothly. Refreshments will be provided by Beck's Bakery, Panera Bread, Roots and UNI Catering. KUNI/KHKE studios are located on the CAC, third floor. To sign up, contact Angela at 3-6336 or email@example.com, or for more information, visit http://www.kuniradio.org.
The spring semester philanthropy for Alpha Xi Delta is Panther Pursuit. Compete in Halo, DDR, Mario Kart, and Guitar Hero for prizes. The entry fee is $4 per person. All proceeds benefit Jamie and Jim's Kids. Competition is from 3 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Preregistration is requested, but not required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with questions or to register.
Volunteers are needed for the USA Wrestling National Tournament from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, March 30; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, March 31; and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, April 1, in the UNI-Dome. No experience needed. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 273-6334.
The Department of Communicative Disorders' name has changed to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The change was approved by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, at its March meeting and is effective immediately. This change reflects the national trend in this discipline and is consistent with departments in peer institutions.
Attention teacher education students: Find out about the challenges preK 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. See award-winning projects, Spotlight gallery (table displays) and Spotlight presentations (20 minute) from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, March 30, ITTC Building. Sponsored by ITS-Educational Technology. Contact Doreen Hayek with questions - email@example.com or 273-7300.
Learn the basics of bookkeeping and accounting for your small business from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, in CBB 3. Registration is required. For more information, call 273-7350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ever considered working abroad? Learn about the options from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 273-7078.
Magic. Money. Experience. The Disney Theme Parks & Resorts College Program at the Walt Disney World® Resort is truly a one-of-a kind experience. Information sessions will take place at 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 4 and 11 a.m., Thursday, April 5, in the Maucker Union State College Room. For more information, call Laura Wilson at 273-3821.
Are you ready to teach the six pillars (trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship) of Character Counts? Attend this free workshop from 1 to 5 p.m., Friday, April 13, at the CME (MAU 109). Pre-registration is required by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by the GBPAC.
Representatives from Dyton Creative will share the secrets for effectively promoting your small business via the Internet. Please bring a lunch to this roundtable session. The session will be held from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, in the Maucker Union College Eye Room. Pre-register by contacting Katie Viet at email@example.com or 273-2020.
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences’ Sophomore Educational Advantage (SEA) can help SBS sophomores become more aware of academic programs, experiential learning, research experience, independent study options, advising, study abroad and student organizations. The next forum will take place at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, in Sabin 129. For more information, call 273-2221.
A plagiarism program will be presented by Lynn Lampert, California State University-Northridge, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and 1 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 6, in the CME (MAU 109). The program is open to UNI faculty, staff and students with no registration required. For more information, visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/.
Academic departments will host pre-registration major meetings at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 4. New freshmen and students interested in changing majors should attend to receive advice on guidelines for majors and procedures to schedule fall classes. Students may declare their major at the meeting. For meeting locations, visit
Find out at this panel and information session from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom C. All undergraduates interested in pursuing a graduate education are invited. This event includes a graduate student panel, information about applying, financial aid, entrance exams, examples of graduate research, graduate coordinators and current students available to answer your questions. Refreshments will be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Graduate College, Honors Student Advisory Board, Graduate Student Social Network and Multicultural Graduate Student Association.
The Collegiate Entrepreneurs Iowa Conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, March 30 at Drake University in Des Moines This event is rescheduled from March 2. Free transportation and registration provided by UNI JPEC. You can register by March 27 at www.jpec.org/ceic2007.htm or 273-JPEC.
The Robert and Yvonne Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement provides support to students who intern in nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies and UNI outreach programs in Iowa. Financial support of up to $2,000 is available to undergraduates and up to $3,000 for graduate students of any major. The application deadline for summer and fall interns is April 2. Applications are available at http://www.unifoundation.org/foundation/KoobFund/Koobfundinfo.htm.
The National Educator Expo will take place Saturday, March 31, in Maucker Union with teacher registration taking place from 8 to 9 a.m., in Seerley Hall. More than 90 school districts from Iowa and across the United States will visit with educators about jobs for the 2007-08 academic year. For a list of districts, or for more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/events/nee/spring/. Sponsored by Academic Advising & Career Services, 273-6857.
March exhibits celebrate 30 years of the UNI Women's Studies Program and Women's History Month. A third exhibit highlights the 30th anniversary of the UNI Cooperative Education and Internship Program. For photographs and more information about library exhibits, visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/archives/displays.
The UNI Soccer Program, in conjunction with The Cedar Valley Adult Soccer Association, is accepting registrations for spring and summer leagues. Recreational and competitive divisions are offered. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the game, have fun and meet new people. UNI soccer coaches will be available at games for discussions and clinics. The deadline for Rec sign-up is Saturday, March 31. For more information, contact Kat at 273-5425 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For men’s and women’s singles, register from 6 to 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 27. Register for men’s and women’s doubles and co-rec Wednesday, March 28. Tournament play is on the WRC south courts, starting at 7 p.m., respectively, Tuesday or Wednesday, March 27 or 28.
Open to students, faculty and staff. Register between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday, March 26 through Wednesday, March 28, in the WRC Room 101. Tournament play begins at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 1, on the West campus fields. The entry fee is $20 with a two- game guarantee. Entry forms are available in the WRC, Room 101.
Registration will take place from 6 to 6:45 p.m., in the south courts. Men’s and women’s singles will take place Tuesday, April 3, and men’s and women’s doubles and co-rec will take place Wednesday, April 4. Tournament play will start at 7 p.m., respectively Tuesday or Wednesday, April 3 or 4, in the WRC south courts. An IM Champion T-shirt will be awarded to each men's and women's singles champion and doubles champion in men’s, women’s and co-rec division.
Personal trainers not only motivate you to reach your fitness goals, but they also help educate you on proper form and technique. Get inspired, and enjoy exercising. For more information, contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or email@example.com.
"One Woman's Political Journey," a public address by Lynn Cutler, UNI alumna, former vice chairperson of the Democratic National Committee and adviser to then-President Bill Clinton, will be delivered at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 26, in the Slife Commons Ballroom. Cutler is the keynote speaker for the UNI Women's & Gender Studies Program's 30th anniversary celebration being held during Women's History Month. Cutler, the first female member and chairperson of the Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors in the 1970s, also will speak to classes and meet with students during her UNI visit.
Cox Communications President Pat Esser and Jessica Heacock, executive vice president of MTV affiliate marketing and finance, will team up to present, "Cable rocks! How cable is leading the media and telecommunications boom," at 3 p.m., Monday, March 26 in the CBB, John Deere Auditorium, (Room 109). The event is open to all UNI students, faculty and staff.
Colorguard Clinics will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m., on Monday, March 26, and Monday, April 9, on the floor of the UNI-Dome. Come and learn how to spin a rifle and double swing flags. Auditions will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 14, in the West Gym. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information.
An artist's lecture will be presented by Alec Soth at 7 p.m., Monday, March 26, in KAB 111. Alec Soth is a highly acclaimed young photographer whose work has been included in both the Whitney and Sao Paolo Biennials. His book of photographs, "Niagara," was awarded the 2006 Golden Light Book Award, and in 2003 he received the Santa Fe Prize for Photography.
Rick Hoffenberg, conductor, will lead this spring choral performance at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 26, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is ticketed. Contact the GBPAC Box Office at 273-7469 or visit http://www.unitix.uni.edu.
A showing of the film "My Mother Thought She Was Audrey Hepburn" will be played every half hour from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, in the CME (MAU 109). This film depicts the life of Suzanne, who was raised not be Chinese in a white society. Her mother dressed like Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy and believed that she had attained the American dream by modeling herself after them. This lifestyle unwittingly fostered a "Chinese self-hatred" in Suzanne. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education. For more information, contact Lydia Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-2250.
Join School of Music string faculty from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, for live music at Maucker Union. Bring a friend, grab lunch from Prexy's and enjoy some great music in the ballroom.
A screening of "Look at Me" will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, in SRL 115. This is a film about the tyranny of physical appearance in contemporary Parisian society. This drama centers on 20-year-old Lolita, a stocky, dark-haired aspiring singer acutely aware that she doesn't fit into a world ruled by skinny blondes. In French with English subtitles. Free admission. This film won Best Screenplay, Cannes Film Festival. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/Films.htm.
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. Catherine Zeman, associate professor of health promotion and education, delivers her "Last Lecture" on "The 7th Generation" at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board Speakers Committee.
A showing of the film "Home From the Eastern Sea" will take place every half hour from 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, in the CME (MAU 109). This film shares the stories of Chinese, Japanese and Filipinos as they immigrated to America. The documentary explores the history of each nationality through the personal stories of representative families. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education. For more information, contact Lydia Roberts at email@example.com or 273-2250.
NextFrame, a touring festival of international student film and video, is screening documentary programs at 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 28 , and narrative programs at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 29, in the Kamerick Arts Building, Room 111. The festival is sponsored by the UNI Department of Communication Studies, Electronic Media Division. For more information contact Francesca Soans at 273-6309 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Randy Hogancamp, assistant professor of percussion at UNI, coordinates this 7:30 p.m. showcase of finalists and solo competition winners from the all-day performance competition Wednesday, March 28, in Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is ticketed. Contact the GBPAC Box Office at 273-7469 or visit http://www.unitix.uni.edu.
Magician Brian Brushwood is wise to all the tricks used by frauds, tricksters and scam artists, and now he's ready to take you to scam school. This is no ordinary lecture -- we're talking hands-on experiments, a live performance of psychic surgery, free giveaways of cash and prizes and all the secrets TV psychics don't want you to know. Come see this unique lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 29, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Brian will then perform his outrageous comedy and magic show, as seen on the "Tonight Show" and "Talk Soup," at 9:30 p.m., in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
A showing of the film "Whose Children Are These?" will take place every half hour from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 29, in the CME (MAU 109). This film examines the harrowing experiences of three Muslim-American teenagers affected by Special Registration, a post-9/11 security measure. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education. For more information, contact Lydia Roberts at email@example.com or 273-2250.
The film, "The Nasty Girl," will be shown at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 29, at the Hearst Center for the Arts.
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 will take place at 10 p.m., Friday, March 30, in the CAC 108. No Shame is open to the public. Admission is free. For more information, contact Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNI Interpreters Theatre presents Half-Masted 3.2 Improv Troupe with Gorilla Theatre. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday, March 29 and 30, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 31.
Pianist and UNI Instructor in Piano Genadi Zagor will offer a piano recital at 8 p.m., Friday, March 30, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free.
At 7:30 a.m., Saturday, March 31, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, UNI will host an all-day flute festival, coordinated by Angeleita Floyd. The event will culminate with a performance by world-renowned flutist William Bennett and award-wining UNI pianist Sean Botkin. For more information on registration and the schedule of events visit http://www.uni.edu/music/announcements/flutefestival.htm.
UNI Museums Days will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, March 31, and from noon to 6 p.m., Sunday, April 1, at University Book & Supply. UBS will donate a portion of all book sales to the UNI Museums. Print vouchers from http://www.uni.edu/museum or mention the Museums at the time of purchase. Receive 20 percent off items at the Museum's store by bringing in your sales receipt through Monday, April 30.
Based on the classic novel "1984" and envisioned by Artistic Director Tim Robbins, The Actors' Gang will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31. George Orwell's masterpiece comes to the stage with a stunning insight into today's world. This production offers a glimpse of what life becomes under a government based on deception and misguided loyalty. Brief partial nudity. Join us for a showing of the movie "1984" at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 22, in Sabin 102. The movie is directed by Michael Radford.
Panther Productions presents The Wreckers in concert with special guests The Wrights at 8 p.m., Wednesday March 28, in the West Gym. Tickets are $15 for students (limit two tickets per student) and $20 for general public. Tickets are on sale at all UNITix locations (UNI-Dome and GBPAC), by phone 273-4tix or online at http://www.tickets.uni.edu. Tickets will be on sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 20 through Friday, March 23, in Maucker Union at the Information Desk at Essentials.
The award-winning, UNI-produced film "America's Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie" will be nationally broadcast at 9 p.m., Sunday, April 1, on PBS. UNI Biology Professor Daryl Smith was executive producer and co-producer of this film, which won the International Documentary Association's 2006 Pare Larentz Award, beating a list of eight nominees that included "March of the Penguins." For more information about the film and to view the movie's trailer, visit http://www.lostlandscapefilm.com.
The 2007 French and Francophone Film Festival concludes at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, in SRL 115, with "The Child," a Golden Palm winner at the Cannes Film Festival. With visceral power, directors Jean Pierre and Luc Dardenne bring to light the social conditions of the dispossessed in post-industrial Belgium. In French with English subtitles. Free admission. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/films.htm.
Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, is offering a series of creative drama and puppet workshops for children in kindergarten through high school, beginning April 2. For more information, including class schedules and registration fees, visit: http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis/classes/index.html.
At 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, in the GBPAC Great Hall, the School of Music will present the UNI Singers & Women's Chorus Concert. Brad Barrett, UNI assistant professor of choral conducting, leads the groups in their annual spring concert. This event is free.
At 8 p.m., Thursday, April 5, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, Yu-Ting Su, UNI assistant professor of horn, will lead the UNI Horn Choir in its spring performance. This event is free.
At 8 p.m., Saturday, April 7, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, Jonathan Schwabe, associate professor of theory and composition, will coordinate the Iowa Composer's Forum, with information and forum discussions on music composition. For more information, visit http://www.iowacomposers.org.
The annual plant sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 19, in the Biology Botanical Center. Please use the North greenhouse entrance. A wide variety of plants, brought to you by the Student-Nature Society and UNI Botanical Center, will be sold throughout the day.
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