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Monday, April 16, 2007

NEWS

PARKING DECK INPUT SESSIONS:

Your input about preliminary designs is needed. Choose from one of three campus information sessions: 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 17; and from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 18. All sessions will take place in the CME meeting room.

 
UNI PARKING SURVEY:

UNI is considering possible improvements to the current parking program. It's also in the preliminary planning stages of constructing a parking deck and transit-stop facility to take the place of the current Commons parking lot. We'd like your input. The survey can be found at MyUNIverse under the "Current Announcements" section. If you have questions about the survey, please contact Dave Zarifis, director of public safety at 273-2712.

 

RECORDING INDUSTRY PURSUES NEW INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY:

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has recently changed strategy regarding copyright infringement and is now sending out-of-court settlement letters to be distributed to alleged copyright violators. More than one-quarter of the students nationwide receiving these letters in March decided to settle out of court. For more information on how this may impact you, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/admin/riaastatement.html

 

COE DEAN SEARCH UPDATE:

The College of Education Dean Search Committee has identified four candidates for campus interviews. Details can be found at http://www.uni.edu/coe/deansearch/. Candidates and the dates of their visits are:

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 17 and 18, Osman Alawiye, dean Ella Cline Shear School of Education, of State University of New York-Geneseo, http://www.geneseo.edu;

Thursday and Friday, April 19 and 20, William P. Callahan, associate dean, UNI College of Education;

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24 and 25, Kenneth Teitelbaum, chair and professor, Department of Teaching, Leadership and Curriculum Studies, Kent State University, http://www.kent.edu;

Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27, Sue A. Joseph Joslyn, associate dean, UNI Graduate College.

 

VOLUNTEER USHERS NEEDED:

Theatre UNI is seeking volunteer ushers for "A Chorus Line," Friday, April 20, through Sunday, April 22, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Ushers will receive a free ticket to the performance. To volunteer, call 273-6387 or e-mail haislet@uni.edu.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR WHEELCHAIR SPORTS CAMP:

Volunteers are needed to help with a Wheelchair Sports Camp at UNI from Wednesday, June 13, through Saturday, June 16. Volunteers are need to help participants with living skills, transportation, meals and hygiene. Meals will be provided, and those who volunteer to stay overnight with the athletes will have their room accomodations paid. Training will be held prior to the camp. This is an opportunity to get practical experience working with young people in wheelchairs. Academic credit is available. For more information, contact N. Hamilton at hamilton@uni.edu.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SUMMER REC ACTIVITIES:

Assist in planning formal and informal recreation activities for children, ages 7-14, during the summer. Must be at least 18 years old, have some experience working with youth, as well as Spanish speaking volunteers. Fourteen hours per week in the evenings. This is a project for HR Non-profit Organization class. For more information, contact ckartel@uni.edu, schlieve@uni.edu or cwood@uni.edu.

 

CAMPUS STORM SHELTER LOCATIONS:

We are entering the severe weather season in Iowa. Every building has areas designated as "Severe Weather Shelters." Make sure you know where the designated areas are in your buildings. Emergency Shelter areas for each building can be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/healthsafety/tips/shelters.shtml

 

INPUT REQUESTED FOR DISABLED ACCESS ON CAMPUS:

The UNI Coordinating Committee for Disability Accommodations is gathering information and ideas for enhanced accessibility (facilities and services) for persons with disabilities. Submit your concerns and recommendations (short and long-term projects) to http://www.uni.edu/ccda/feedback.shtml. A number of recommendations have already been implemented. Suggestions made in earlier years need not be re-submitted. The committee has and continues to review items submitted in previous surveys.

 

MEMORIAL BRICKS AVAILABLE:

Personalized bricks are available to commemorate your years of study at UNI or to honor a special graduate, classmate or instructor. Bricks will be placed in the Memorial Garden outside Maucker Union. For a limited time only, bricks cost $50. For more information visit http://www.uni-foundation.org/memorialgardennaming.shtml

 

YOU COULD WIN:

If you received an invitation to complete the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), you could win a prize. Complete the survey and your name will be entered into a drawing for one of more than a dozen prizes. Check your UNI e-mail to find the survey. (See prizes at http://www.uni.edu/assessment/nssedrawing.shtml)

 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR 2007 REGENTS AWARD FOR STAFF EXCELLENCE:

This award is presented bi-annually to a supervisory or confidential merit employee who has demonstrated outstanding professional contributions to the university. Nominations are accepted from UNI students, faculty and staff, and are due April 20. Nomination forms and list of eligible recipients, including past recipients, can be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/meritsc/regents_award.shtml

 

SUMMER LANGUAGE CAMPS:

The Department of Modern Languages will offer summer language camps for students in grades two through eight. Camps will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 25, to Friday, June 29, at Price Lab School. Languages offered are French, German, Chinese, Russian and Spanish. More information will be forthcoming.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES:

PRINT SERVICES GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Still need graduation announcements? UNI Print Services can produce color copies of all your graduation announcements and invitations at or below cost of competition. Call 273-2448 or visit us in the Physical Plant. Pay with cash or check.

 

ROD LIBRARY PANTHER PROWLER USER GUIDE:

A new guide summarizes how to use Panther Prowler: http://www.library.uni.edu/gateway/pantherguide.shtml. Answers to Panther Prowler questions are at http://www.library.uni.edu/ris/askchat.shtml or you can schedule a group presentation. Call 273-2838 for more information.

 

OKOBOJI ENTREPRENEURIAL INSTITUTE:

This institute runs from Aug. 5 through 10 at the Lakeside Lab at Lake Okoboji and is an intensive week of entrepreneurship, small business development and venture management. Many prominent business leaders engage with students throughout the week. There is an opening for one more student from UNI to participate. You will join 24 students from other Iowa colleges. The UNI JPEC will pay the three-credit hours of UNI tuition, lodging and food. Juniors and seniors will be given preference. An essay and application are required for consideration. For more information, or for an application, visit http://www.jpec.org/oko.htm, e-mail jpec@uni.edu, or call 273-JPEC.

 

STUDY ABROAD PREPARATION:

If you’re thinking about studying or working abroad, consider taking the Studies in Preparation for Study Abroad course (170:186g). This three-credit class meets on Tuesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. There are four short presentations, four one-page papers and a final presentation/project. The class prepares students to study abroad: evaluating and picking a program, applying for the program and visas. Guest speakers will discuss their experiences abroad.

 
STUDY ABROAD IN IRELAND:

Questions about Ireland? Visit with Francis Kelly from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. Kelly is a representative from Dublin Business School who will present information on Ireland. For more information, contact Study Abroad at 273-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu.

 

DEADLINES FOR STUDY ABROAD APPLICATIONS:

Application deadlines for AIFS fall programs are: Tuesday, May 1 for Budapest, Florence, Nanjing, Prague and Rome; and Tuesday, May 15 for Cannes, Granada, Grenoble, Limerick, London, Paris, Salamanca, Salzburg and St. Petersburg. For more information, stop by the Study Abroad Office in Baker Hall, Room 59.

 

JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

GRAD ASSISTANT OPPORTUNITY:

ITS-Educational Technology has openings for graduate assistants during the next academic year. Primary responsibility is presenting computer workshops to UNI students, faculty and staff. More information and an application form (due Friday, April 20) are available at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/gradassistant.html. Contact 273-2309 or its-tnt@uni.edu with questions.

 

NORTHERN IOWAN IS HIRING:

The Northern Iowan is hiring editors and writers for the 2007-08 academic term. Interested students should apply online at http://fp.uni.edu/northia/employment-old.asp or pick up an application at the Northern Iowan office in the Maucker Union lower level. Applications are due by 4 p.m., Friday, April 20. For more information, call 273-2157.

 

CME IS HIRING:

The CME is hiring office assistants, public relations interns, an accounting intern, VOICES newsletter editor, Web designer, mentors, program coordinator, caseworker and program assistants for the summer and 2007-08 academic term. Find out more at http://www.uni.edu, or pick up an application at the CME (MAU 109). Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call Lydia Roberts at 273-2250.

 

WELLNESS/REC

INDOOR TRIATHLON:

UNI's second Paddle, Pedal, Pace is Sunday, April 22. The triathlon, consisting of a 400-yard swim, 6-mile bike ride and 1.5-mile run, is open to students, faculty, staff, retirees and spouses. Registration is from April 9 through 19 in WRC 101 (no race-day registration). Entry fee is $15 for students and faculty/staff paid users and $20 for non-paid users. The event is limited to the first 56 paid registrants. For more information, call 273-6275.

 

INTRAMURAL BENCH PRESS COMPETITION (MEN AND WOMEN):

Registration will take place from 6 to 7 p.m., Monday, April 16, outside the free-weight room in the WRC. Weigh-ins will take place in the WRC wellness lab, Room 104. Men's and women's weight classes. The competition begins at 7 p.m., and warm up will take place 15 minutes before the start of the competition. For more information, call 273-7262.

 

MEETINGS:

CEDAR FALLS RAGBRAI TOWN-HALL MEETING SET:

The 2007 Cedar Falls RAGBRAI® planning committee will host a town-hall meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19, in the Holmes Junior High gymnasium, 505 Holmes Drive, Cedar Falls. Cedar Falls and UNI have teamed up to host the overnight stop. With that in mind, the official theme for the Cedar Falls event will be "Live Large." To see the full news release, visit http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=2883

 

PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK:

Rod Library is celebrating National Library Week Sunday, April 15, through Saturday, April 21, by showcasing the favorite books of library faculty, staff and student workers in the main display case. First sponsored in 1958, the national observance is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country.

 

ART EXHIBITION:

UNI Gallery of Art presents "B.F.A. Group Exhibition," which features the following participants: Levi Biel (printmaking), Luke Biel (drawing), Emily Chace (graphic design), Amanda Chan (graphic design) and Leah M. Mayer (ceramics). Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery.

 

PAINTINGS ON EXHIBIT AT THE CME:

Thomas Loraine McKenney (1785-1859) developed the idea of an official government collection of portraits of prominent Indians. It was through his efforts that the War Department commissioned Charles Bird King to paint 143 portraits. All but 18 of these oils were lost during the fire of Jan. 24, 1865, when the Smithsonian building burned, making the prints all the more valuable as historical record. The paintings will be on display during the month of April at the CME.

 

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SUNNI AND SHI'ITE:

A lecture explaining the differences between Sunni and Shi'ite traditions within Islam will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. A.E. Souaiaia, assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Iowa, will speak on, "Tortured Memories: History and Context of Sunni-Shi'ite Divide." This religious literacy program is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy & Religion, inspired by a New York Times article reporting that key members of Congress and officers in federal agencies did not know the basic differences between these two groups.

 

CAREERS IN POLITICS AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:

"UNI Alum Goes to Washington and Negotiates $20 Billion a Year: A Career in Federal Government," at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19, in CAC 108. Adrienne Hallett (philosophy and the study of religion, '97), will describe her career path into and preparation for her former job on Sen. Tom Harkin's D.C. staff and her current position on the staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. As committee staff, her portfolio includes about $20 billion annually in labor, health and human services, and education initiatives.

 

CHFA ALUMNI FELLOWS SYMPOSIUM FRIDAY, APRIL 20:

Nineteen alumni will visit with students, faculty and staff about the value of a liberal arts education for professionals Friday, April 20. Attend any or all of the moderated sessions and listen as they describe UNI’s impact on their careers, and what we can do to better prepare our students for success in a global economy. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/chfa/AFSymposium07.shtml.

 

UNI REPERTORY DANCE THEATRE LECTURE/DEMONSTRATIONS:

UNI Repertory Dance Theatre will present two lecture/demonstrations on the history of art dance in 20th Century America. This event will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at the Snowden House in Waterloo; and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. These presentations are free and open to the public. Visit http://www.uni.edu/dance for information about other upcoming dance events at UNI.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY COMMEMORATION:

Holocause Remembrance Day Commemoration at UNI is Monday, April 16. The UNI Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program, in collaboration with the Sons of Jacob Synagogue in Waterloo, has organized two events to remember all who suffered as a result of the Holocaust and other genocides. Yom Ha'Shoah Commemoration will take place from 6 to 6:40 p.m. in the CME (MAU 109). The remembrance ceremony will involve participants of different faiths and backgrounds. The performance, "Remnants," an award-winning voice play written and performed by Henry Greenspan, will take place at 7 p.m., in Lang Auditorium. The play explores the experience of living after the Holocaust. Greenspan is professor at the University of Michigan, a playwright and an author. The performance will be followed by a book signing and reception. The events are free and open to the public.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Scott and Michelle Dalziel will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, April 16, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

PERCUSSION AND DRUM RECITAL:

On Monday, April 16, at 8 p.m. in Davis Hall, GBPAC, alumnus Ryan Frost will be featured as a marimba soloist on "Tiger Dance," a composition by UNI alum Jeffrey Smith. The ensemble will also perform pop music from the '60s and '70s along with traditional African music from Guinea and Ghana. This event is free.

 

UNI JAZZ PANTHERS IN CONCERT:

The UNI Jazz Panthers (artists formerly known as Jazz Band II), will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, in Great Hall, GBPAC, under the direction of Robert Washut, professor of jazz studies. Featured artist is UNI alumnus Don Jaques on saxophone. This event is free.

 

WIND SYMPHONY PERFORMANCE:

Ronald Johnson, professor of instrumental conducting and conductor of Wind Symphony, will direct the Wind Symphony's spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, in Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free.

 

UNITUBA CONCERT:

The UNITUBA ensemble will offer its spring performance at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 19, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, under the direction of Jeffrey Funderburk, professor of tuba/euphonium. This event is free.

 

'A CHORUS LINE' COMES TO UNI:

Theatre UNI and the School of Music present the Broadway dance sensation, "A Chorus Line," Friday, April 20, through Sunday, April 22, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $15 for the general public and free for UNI students. For more information, call 273-6381 or visit http://www.theatreuni.com.

 

UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL PRESENTS THE NORTHERN IOWA JUNIOR ORCHESTRA:

The annual spring concert of the Northern Iowa Junior Orchestra will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. The orchestra features area students in fifth through eighth grades led by guest director Tom Schilke. This event is free.

 
UNI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT:

The UNI Chamber Orchestra will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, in the GBPAC Great Hall, under the direction of Rebecca Burkhardt, professor of theory. This event is free

 

SYMPHONIC BAND SPRING CONCERT:

At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the GBPAC Great Hall, Paul Brizzi, director of the UNI Marching Bands, will lead the Symphonic Band's spring concert. This event is free.

 

OTHER EVENTS:

EARTH SCIENCE GEODE SALE:

The Earth Science honor society, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, is hosting a geode sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, April 16, and Tuesday, April 17, in Maucker Union. Own a piece of the earth by purchasing one of its natural wonders.

 

UNI EARTH DAY CELEBRATION:

Tuesday, April 17, is Earth Day at UNI. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Maucker Union Plaza there will be games, prizes and an interactive Mini Materials-Recovery Facility (Mini-MRF). Try to get all the recyclables off the conveyor before they get tossed in the trash. Bring three recyclable items such as plastic bottles, batteries, ink cartridges or magazines and receive a free "Get Your Green On" T-shirt. Europa Cycle and Ski and WRS Sole Power are sponsoring free bike tune-ups, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain location will be in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Sponsored by the RRTTC, CEEE, Sole Power and Wellness Recreation Services. For more information, call 273-3689 or e-mail michaela.rich@uni.edu.

 

AMERICAN HUMANICS SPRING FLING:

American Humanics will hold its spring fundraiser, American Humanics' Spring Fling, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, at the Campanile. Enjoy good food, great activities and a chance to win some fabulous prizes. There will be walking tacos, drinks and root beer floats, all for under $5. You will also have a chance to enter a drawing for outdoor prizes to use this spring and summer.

 

ANNUAL PLANT SALE:

The annual plant sale will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 3 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.

 

CBA's 30TH ANNUAL GRADUATION CELEBRATION:

All CBA students graduating in 2007 are invited to attend the college's 30th Annual Graduation Celebration on Thursday, April 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the GBPAC. A light dinner buffet will be served, followed by a short program and entertainment. For more information stop by the Dean's Office, CBB 325.

 

MUD WRESTLING:

Alpha Phi Omega-Beta Epsilon will sponsor mud wrestling at 7 p.m., Friday, April 20, at the Lawther Field. There is a fee of $5.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Baseball hosts North Dakota State at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 20, at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, and at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 22. All games will take place at Riverfront Stadium. Softball hosts Southern Illinois at noon and 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21, and noon, Sunday, April 22, at Panther Park.

 

ORCHESIS DANCE AUDITIONS:

UNI Orchesis Dance Company will hold open auditions for the fall 2007 semester at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, and Wednesday, April 25, in the WRC 185/187. All current UNI students and incoming freshmen are encouraged to audition. Auditions will consist of ballet barre, modern dance, jazz dance and tap. For more information about Orchesis, visit http://www.uni.edu/dance.

 

CINCO DE MAYO:

Join in the celebration of Cinco de Mayo from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, April 27, outside of Maucker Union. Enjoy grilled fajitas, beans, chips, dessert and pop for only $4. Rain site is inside Maucker Union.

 


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