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Monday, Jan. 28

NEWS:

2007 W-2s:

2007 W-2 Wage and Tax Statements are available online through MyUNIverse using the MEMFIS UNI Employee Self-Service responsibility. The MEMFIS Web site, http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis, has a Quick Reference Guide for finding and viewing the W-2 statement. W-2s will be mailed by the end of this week. W-2 FAQs are available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/.

 

UNI HONORS WEEK:

The first-ever Honors Week at UNI will begin April 12. Highlights of the week will include the CSBS Student Research Conference, the Honor Society Expo, Honors Week Presidential Reception followed by the Honors Ball and University Honors Program Research Day. If your honorary society or academic student organization wishes to participate, send a notice with the group’s name, faculty adviser and contact information to Rachel Herberg at rherberg@uni.edu by Monday, Feb. 4.

 

ART AUCTION SUBMISSIONS:

The UNI V-Day committee is seeking pieces of artwork relating to women's empowerment, prevention of violence against women and gender equality to be auctioned off on Friday, Feb. 22 for V-Week. Profits will go to the V-Day program and our beneficiary, Violence Prevention Services. All art forms accepted. Due date is Friday, Feb. 15. For more information, contact Jessica Lieb at (563) 580-3422.

 

LUX SERVICE AWARD NOMINATIONS:

Do you know a student who has demonstrated outstanding service to UNI? Nominate him or her for the 2008 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. Visit http://www.unialum.org/lux for complete award requirements and nomination form. Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 15. For more information, contact Amy Mohr at 273-2355 or amy.mohr@uni.edu.

 

VAGINA WARRIORS:

The UNI V-Day Committee is seeking nominees for Vagina Warriors. Nominees are women who have shown leadership and active involvement in making the community more aware of women's rights, leadership, safety and empowerment. If you know someone who fits these qualifications, contact Jessica Lieb at (563) 580-3422 or jlieb@uni.edu.

 

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARDS:

UNI and Veridian Credit Union are seeking nominations for the 2008 Community Engagement Awards to recognize outstanding contributions of UNI faculty members to the community through research or teaching. All full-time tenured and tenure track faculty are eligible. For award and nomination details, visit http://www.uni.edu/resources/outreach/veridian.shtml. All nomination materials must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 15.

 

VOTE CEZAR-LOBDELL:

Pernell "PJ" Cezar Jr. and Clarence Lobdell III are announcing their candidacy for UNI student body president and vice president. To learn more about their platform, visit http://www.Cezar-Lobdell.com or http://www.KeepingStudentsFirst.com. Be sure to log on to MyUniverse and vote for your future student body leaders on Feb. 26 and 27.

 

FLASH DRIVE LOST:

A flash drive with important data was left in one of the computers in the Redeker hallway at 10 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21. If found, bring it to Baker Hall, Room 13.

 

ORDER FRESH VALENTINE'S TREATS:

Delight your Valentine or treat co-workers to frosted Valentines cookies for $8.49 per dozen, ten assorted Homemade Truffles for $8.99, or a one-pound assortment of homemade fudge for $9.99. All items are packaged and ready for giving. Place orders online by 2 pm., Monday, Feb. 11, and pick up orders Wednesday, Feb. 13 and Thursday, Feb. 14 at Biscotti’s in Redeker Center, 23rd Street Market in Commons or Prexy’s in Maucker Union. Order online at http://www.uni.edu/dor/cookies.

 

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

FREE TAX ASSISTANCE:

UNI accounting students are providing free income tax assistance again this year through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The program will run from Feb. 11 through April 14, excluding the week of March 17-21 (spring break). Sessions are from 5 to 7 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, in CBB 224. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call the Department of Accounting at 273-2394.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GRAD SCHOOL:

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards scholarships to help students with exceptional promise and demonstrated financial need attend graduate school. Must have financial need, cumulative GPA of 3.50 or better, plan to attend graduate school in fall 2008, and be nominated by UNI. Learn more about the program and apply online at http://www.jackkentcookefoundation.org All applications must be completed by Feb. 18. Contact Betty DeBerg at 273-6221 or betty.deberg@uni.edu.

 

JOIN CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD:

Students interested in event planning and making a difference on campus should apply to join the Campus Activities Board (CAB). Applications are available online at http://www.uni.edu/maucker/. Applications are due Tuesday, Feb. 5.

 

HOMECOMING COMMITTEE LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS:

The Homecoming Committee is a group of students who plan homecoming-week activities. Events include window painting, Panther Pride Cry, Panther scramble, pep rally and the parade. Applications are available online at http://www.uni.edu/maucker/ and are due by Jan. 31. For more information, contact 273-6849.

 

CONVERSATION PARTNERS WANTED:

Interested in learning more about different cultures? Do you want opportunities to meet people from other countries? The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) is seeking volunteers to match with international students. Partners meet one hour weekly to speak English with an international student and participate in a monthly group activity. Sign up at http://fp.uni.edu/ciep/conversation_partners.htm or visit the CIEP office in Baker 72.

 

S.A.L.A.D. LEADERSHIP SUMMIT LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD LEADERS:

The SALAD (Seeking Alliances through Leadership and Diversity) Leadership Summit is a program designed to address issues of difference. This one-day summit on March 29, includes discussions about stereotypes, values, and collaborations that will benefit students working in groups. If you consider yourself a leader at UNI, please nominate yourself to take part in the SALAD Leadership Summit. You can also nominate others. Send your name and e-mail address to Alicia Mireles at mirelesa@uni.edu. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter.

 

CAPSTONE IN NICARAGUA:

The Nicaragua summer capstone class "Socio-Economic Reality of Central America" is an experiential capstone learning course that enables students to work alongside citizens in a developing country. Program dates are May 13 through May 24. For more information, contact Chris Schrage at 3-2126 or christine.schrage@uni.edu or contact the Study Abroad office at 3-7078. Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 1.

 

MEETINGS:

JOIN NMA:

Northern Iowa Management Association will hold a welcome back/informational meeting at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, in CBB 320. Discussion topics include plans for spring and a trip to Chicago. Free pizza and beverages will be provided. All majors and grade levels are welcome.

 
FIRST SAVE MEETING:

Students Against a Violent Environment (SAVE) will hold its first meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, in the Maucker Union College Eye Room. Get involved in an important cause, meet new people, be creative, put your skills to work for a resume builder, be a leader and make a difference at UNI. All UNI students welcome. Snacks will be provided. For more information, e-mail mark.rowe@uni.edu.

 

CEO MEETING:

A College Entrepreneurs' Organization meeting will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, in BCS 30. The meeting will cover nomination of officers, distribution of CEO T-shirts, volunteer opportunities and a ME & V tour. Call 273-JPEC for details or contact Laurie Watje at laurie.watje@uni.edu or call 273-2020.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

FOCUS THE NATION TEACH-IN:

On Jan. 30 and 31, UNI will participate in Focus the Nation, an unprecedented teach-in on global warming solutions with more than 1,300 participating schools and organizations. For a list of the teach-in sessions visit

http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_012108.shtml.

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH JEOPARDY:

Student organizations will compete in a Black History Month trivia game at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the CME (MAU 109). Six student organizations will participate, and slots will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. You may have up to four participants per organization. The winning team of each round will win $100 (courtesy of the CME), towards its next on-campus activity. Refreshments will be provided. To sign up, contact Bobbi Jo-Guenther at bbg10@uni.edu with your organization name and names of participating team members.

PERFORMING ARTS:

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Folksinger Debra Cowen will perform traditional ballads and comic songs at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY:

Treat your Valentine to "Shakespeare in Love," featuring music based on two of his popular love-themed plays. Principal Flute Claudia Anderson will also solo on a recent American flute concerto. This concert will take place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, in the Gallagher-Bluedorn. Tickets from $9 at 273-4TIX or http://wcfsymphony.org with $5 rush tickets Saturday at the GBPAC box office.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: FACULTY ARTIST SHOWCASE:

UNI School of Music faculty artists and friends in a chamber music showcase will kick off the spring Spotlight Series Concerts at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5 in the GBPAC Great Hall. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for non-UNI students. For tickets, or for more information, call 273-4TIX.

 

'THE CRUCIBLE':

Theatre UNI and the School of Music present "The Crucible," an opera based on the play by Arthur Miller. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 7, 9, and 15 and 2 p.m., Feb. 17, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for youth and free for UNI students with ID. For more information, call 273-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre.

 

NORTHERN FESTIVAL OF BANDS:

The UNI School of Music will present the Northern Festival of Bands in the GBPAC Great Hall. The Northern Iowa Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, and festival band and soloists will perform at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9. This annual event hosts nearly 50 schools and more than 250 individual students for a festival of bands and band music. Saturday's concert will be ticketed. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

 

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL:

Guest artists Emily Vardanyan, violin, and Lee Schmitz, piano, will offer a recital at 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

UNI CAMPUS VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROJECT BROWN BAG LUNCH:

Alan Heisterkamp of the Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention will discuss efforts in Sioux City to create safer schools, homes and communities by working with young men using male leadership and bystander models. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this discussion at noon, Monday, Jan. 28, in the University Room North, Maucker Union.

 

COMPUTATIONAL ARTIST IRA GREENBERG PRESENTS THE CREATIVE POTENTIAL OF CODE:

Ira Greenberg teaches in the Interactive Media Studies program at Miami University. He has worked in industry and academia across various disciplines including painting, 2-D and 3-D animation, interactive design, print design, multimedia development and software engineering. His current work builds on organic forms and fuses perception and the algorithmic process, creating wildly imaginative imagery with code. He also takes the syntax of poetry, converts it to data, and translates that data into visual images. He will discuss his journey from art to math and back again at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, in the KAB 111.

 

SIGMA XI SPEAKER:

Vicki Grassian, University of Iowa, will discuss "Environmental and Health Impacts of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, in MSH 201. Issues associated with understanding environmental and health impacts of nanoscience and nanotechnology will be discussed and the field of nanotoxicology will be introduced. For more information, contact Laura Strauss at laura.strauss@uni.edu or 3-6139. Refreshments will be provided.

 

FOCUS THE NATION:

Focus the Nation at UNI kicks off at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, with a live Web cast of "The 2% Solution" in the John Deere Auditorium of the CBB (room 109). The film, produced with support from the National Wildlife Federation, addresses what it would take for the U.S. to reduce its energy consumption by 2 percent per year for the next 40 years in order to keep global warming to a minimum. A discussion will follow.

 

NATURAL RESOURCE RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT SEMINAR:

Cindy Cambardella, from the National Soil Tilth Lab, Iowa State University, will discuss "Carbon Sequestration and Nutrient Cycling in Restorations" at 3:30 p.m., Wednedsay, Jan. 30, in the Tallgrass Prairie Center, Room 9. Her presentation is an overview of carbon sequestration and nutrient cycling in perennial landscapes, including prairie reconstruction sites, savanna restoration sites, shelter belts, and riparian buffers. This is the first in a series of seminars on natural resource research and management. Sponsored by the Tallgrass Prairie Center.

 

UNI VIOLENCE INTERVENTION SERVICES JANUARY SPOTLIGHT: 'STALKING... GOT KNOWLEDGE?':

This will be presented by Dave Zarifis, director, UNI Public Safety, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Zarifis will share information and insights from his law enforcement perspective relating to this important topic. There will be time at the end for questions. UNI Violence Intervention Services information and resources will be available as well. This presentation is sponsored by the UNI Interfraternity Council, UNI Panhellenic Council, UNI Department of Public Safety, and UNI University Health Services.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE: '30 DAYS OF NIGHT':

The blockbuster "30 Days of Night," starring Josh Hartnett and Melissa George, will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

WORKSHOPS/SYMPOSIA:

ORAL PRESENTATION WORKSHOPS FOR GRAD STUDENTS:

All graduate students are invited to attend a how-to workshop on giving professional oral presentations at research conferences. Sessions are at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Graduate College conference room (Lang 122) with Melissa Beall presenting, or at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Graduate College conference room (Lang 122) with Cate Palczewski presenting. RSVP to kkuker@uni.edu by Feb. 1 with preferred session date. Use these skills to prepare for the Campus-Wide Graduate Student Research Symposium on Monday, April 7.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS:

This workshop is offered from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required. Call 273-JPEC or e-mail jpec@uni.edu.

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

This workshop will take place from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required. For more information, call 273-JPEC or e-mail jpec@uni.edu.

 

WELLNESS/REC:

WRS FITNESS AND LEISURE CLASSES:

WRS fitness and leisure classes have started but it's not too late to sign up. Many classes are still available. Classes begin as early as 6:30 a.m. and go until 10 p.m. There are 53 different low-cost sections to choose from. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis.

 

SPRING TRAINING ONLINE FITNESS PROGRAM:

The WRS Fitness and Leisure program is offering an online wellness program that gives you the tips, skills and incentives to lead a healthier, more productive life. Using a baseball theme, earn singles, doubles, triples and home runs for healthy choices you make each day. Look at your overall wellness, make behavior changes and be rewarded. You will receive a T-shirt or gym bag upon completion. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis or contact dana.foster@uni.edu.

 

INTRAMURAL 4-ON-4 VOLLEYBALL:

Registration for 4-on-4 Sunday volleyball men/women and co-rec leagues will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 28 and 29, in WRC 101. Four-team leagues are available at 5, 5:40, 6:20, 7 and 7:40 p.m. Schedules will be e-mailed after 1 p.m. on Feb. 5. Play begins at 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10.

 

INTUITIVE EATING WORKSHOP:

Are you a chronic dieter? Would you like to learn how to eat right? WRS is sponsoring an Intuitive Eating Workshop from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Feb. 5 through March 11. Participants will learn how to reject a diet mentality and practice the principles of intuitive eating. For more information, or to register, call Joan Thompson at 273-2198.

 

IRONMAN TRIATHLON:

Sign up for the Wellness and Recreation Services Sixth Ironman Triathlon Challenge, a fitness incentive program. Registration begins Monday, Jan. 28, in WRC 101. Entry fee is $15. Completing your selected event nets you a commemorative T-shirt and certificate of achievement.

For details, visit www.uni.edu/wellrec and click on upcoming events or contact Tim Klatt at timothy.klatt@uni.edu

HOURS:

SPRING WRC AND HEALTH BEAT HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/spring2008.html

 

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