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Monday, April 23, 2007

NEWS

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 yet to interview and the dates of their visits are:

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.

 

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.

 

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:

PANTHER PROWLER MY SPACE USER GUIDE:

Use your Panther Prowler My Space account to save citations to folders and more. For more information, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/gateway/myspaceguide.shtml. Call 273-2838 to ask questions about Panther Prowler My Space, to arrange for someone to demonstrate the product in your office or to schedule a presentation for a group.

 
EARN COLLEGE CREDIT AT IOWA'S LAKESIDE LABORATORY:

The Iowa Lakeside Lab, located in the Great Lakes region of northwest Iowa, provides the opportunity to "study nature in nature" and discuss environmental issues with like-minded professors and students. Month-long intensive credit courses involve field work at Iowa's oldest biological field station and the surrounding wetlands. Classes for graduate and undergraduate credit meet May 21 to Aug. 9. Course and enrollment information is available at http://www.continuetolearn.uiowa.edu/lakesidelab/ustudents. Students may also enroll through the UNI Office of the Registrar via MyUniverse. For more information, contact UNI Continuing Education at 273-5970 or continuinged@uni.edu.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT PROGRAMS OFFER CONVENIENCE AND FLEXIBILITY:

Now accepting enrollments for summer credit courses. Learn more at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/summer07. Don't forget about Guided Independent Study — students can enroll at any time, take up to nine months to complete a course and work at their own pace. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/gis.

 
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.

 

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.

 
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

TARGET INTERNSHIP INFORMATION:

Target will have a representative in the Maucker Union April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by to get more information on careers and internships with Target. For more information, or if you have questions, e-mail Rachael.Kueter@Target.com.

 

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

DE-STRESS DAYS:

Come enjoy free mini massages, pet Cedar Bend Humane Society animals, play Dance-Dance Revolution and walk the labyrinth from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, April 30 through Wednesday, May 2 in Maucker Union Ballroom. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 

MAY MASSAGE:

Ease into May-term with a massage. Licensed massage therapist Jackie Olberding will be administering massages Monday through Friday for the month of May in the Wellness Resource Lab, WRC 104. The cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Pay by u-bill, payroll deduct, cash or check. Call 273-6119 to set up an appointment. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 

HOURS:

LIBRARY HOUS FOR FINALS WEEK:

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

 

MAUCKER UNION HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/

PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

MYRNA SANDVIK POETRY READING:

UNI creative-writing graduate and former instructor Myrna Sandvik will read from her new book, "R.F.D. Iowa," at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 26, in the Rod Library Browsing Room. Refreshments will be served. More information is at
http://tinyurl.com/ypjv5r.

 

THURSDAZE MOVE -- 'THE NUMBER 23':

Come check out the blockbuster "The Number 23" starring Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen and Logan Lermanlsen on Thursday, April 26, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Carrey's character becomes obsessed with a novel that he believes was written about him. As his obsession increases, more and more similarities seem to arise. Free refreshments provided. Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m.

 

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 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Free and open to the public. Visit http://www.uni.edu/dance for information about other upcoming dance events at UNI.

 

DEALING WITH SEXUAL HARASSMENT:

The Leadership Studies Program at UNI is sponsoring a session on "Sexual Harassment" on Thursday, April 26, from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in SEC, Room 246. Presenters are Gwenne Culpepper, associate director for Compliance and Equity Management at UNI, and Chris Lukasiewicz, Lt. Colonel and department head, Military Science-ROTC at UNI. They will discuss policies and strategies for dealing with sexual harassment. This event is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898 (or YLA@UNI.edu with subject “April 26 event”).

 

APRIL EXHIBITS AT ROD LIBRARY

Come visit Rod Library and view this month’s exhibits. The displays showcase a variety of themes including Rod Library Staff’s favorite books in celebration of National Library Week, Explore the World with UNI by the Study Abroad Center, and National Poetry Month. For photographs and more information about library exhibits, visit https://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/archives/displays/.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Americana singer/songwriter Dennis Warner will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, April 23, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 
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.

 

STUDENT PREVIEW PARTY AT GBPAC:

See the line-up for next season’s Artist Series performances at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, at the GBPAC Lobby. Win raffle prizes while snacking on your favorite foods and ordering your tickets in advance. Don’t miss this chance to select great seats with your friends and family for next season's shows.
Students get 50 percent-off of their ticket. Plan on using your 50-percent discount with u-Card to order your tickets.

 

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.

 

UNI JAZZ BAND III AND JAZZ COMBOS:

At 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, in the Russell Hall Auditorium, various small ensembles, led by graduate student directors, will offer their spring performances. This event is free.

 

UNI FACULTY ARTISTS RECITAL: PIANISTS SEAN BOTKIN AND GENADI ZAGOR:

At 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, Sean Botkin and Genadi Zagor, assistant professors of piano, will collaborate to offer a faculty duet recital on piano. A must-see performance for piano lovers. 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.

 

BEST OF NO SHAME THEATRE:

Come see this year's best at the Best of No Shame Theatre at 10 p.m., Friday, April 27, in the CAC, Room 108. Performing that evening will be this year's best singers, poets, playwrites, comedians and jugglers. Come see them perform acts of sheer magistry... and all under five minutes apiece. Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your enemies but leave the shame at home. Not intended for small children or stuffy grandmas. Admission is free.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY POPS CONCERT:

He's classical music's answer to The Marx Brothers. Legendary musical humorist Peter Schickele joins the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony for P.D.Q. Bach's The Vegas Years at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 28, at the GBPAC. Among others, you'll hear "Oedipus Tex" and "Songs from Shakespeare." Tickets at 273-4TIX or wcfsymphony.org.

 

KUNI PRESENTS AT THE REVERB:

The KUNI Presents concert series continues at The Reverb on Saturday, April 28, with Detroit garage-rock band, The High Strung. Also performing on this super-rock extravaganza: The Mittens (Cedar Falls), The Beat Strings (Waterloo) and North of Grand (Des Moines). Showtime is 10 p.m. Admission is $6 for those over 21 and $8 if under 21. Contact The Reverb for tickets.

 

CREME DE LA CREME:

Creme de la Creme 7 is a showcase of outstanding Cedar Valley performers, performing in the Great Hall of the GBPAC at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 4. Presented by the Friends of the Gallagher-Bluedorn, Creme de la Creme 7 is a fundraiser for the GBPAC's upcoming 2007-2008 season. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $5 for youth (18 years and younger). For more information, call 273-SHOW or Henry W. Myrtle Gallery at 266-0168.

 

QUEEN IDA AND THE BON TEMPS ZYDECO BAND:

Have some fun on Saturday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m with Queen Ida & the Bon Temps Zydeco Band. Celebrate with a Mardi Gras Ball as the lobby is transformed into a jazz club with live music. Wearing your best Mardi Gras mask and enjoy a traditional New Orleans-style meal. All the fun starts at 6 p.m.

Order tickets by calling 273-4TIX (4849) or toll-free (877) 549-SHOW (7469), visit the Gallagher-Bluedorn box office or order online at www.gbpac.com. When UNI students present their U-Card, tickets are $17.50, $16, $13.50, $11 and $7.50. Youth (18 years and younger) receive at 20 percent discount. $5 Rush tickets are available if the performance is not sold out on the day of the show.

 

MARTINA McBRIDE AND DIAMOND RIO IN McLEOD:

Martina McBride will perform live with Diamond Rio Wednesday, June 21, in McLeod Center. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, April 20. Tickets are available at the UNItix Box Offices in the UNI-Dome and GBPAC or by calling 273-4TIX. Tickets are also available through any Ticketmaster outlet, at http://ticketmaster.com or by calling 363-1888. Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster are subject to additional fees. A student discount is available at the UNItix Box Office. One discount per ID.

 

OTHER EVENTS:

 

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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