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Monday, Feb. 11

NEWS:

STUDENT EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR:

Do you have the greatest supervisor on campus? Nomination forms are available for the 2007-2008 Student Employer of the Year. The deadline for nominations is March 7. For more information, or for a nomination form, visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid/pdf/employer-of-year.pdf.

 

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.

 

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES NEWSLETTER:

Visit http://www.uni.edu/disability/current/StudentNewsletter.shtml to read about individuals with disabilities who are using their personal experiences to help others.

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH TRIVIA CONTEST:

The UNI Talent Search Program is seeking university paraphernalia for door prizes and awards to give to program participants during our Black History Trivia Contest at Waterloo West and East Highs. Departments who would like to donate items should contact Tony Stevens at 4331220 or tony.stevens@uni.edu.

 

PANTHER PUSH:

Going home anytime soon? Want a chance to get involved and show your Panther Pride? Get involved with Panther Push. This program sends current UNI students go to their former high school to visit with students about the advantages of attending UNI -- academics, activities and campus life. If you have a 2.5 GPA or higher, and are interested in promoting UNI, apply at http://www.uni.edu/admissions/forms/. Applications are due to the Office of Admissions (Towers Center) by Thursday, Feb. 21. The 90-minute training session will take place Tuesday, March 11. For more information, contact Amy Schipper at amy.schipper@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.

 

VALENTINE'S GIFTS FROM ESSENTIALS:

Treat your Valentine to something special from Essentials in Maucker Union. New Valentine items include gel gems, stuffed animals, balloon bouquets, Valentine cards, homemade soaps and candles, sweet treats, UNI clothing and souvenirs and more.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

TWENTY BEST INTERNSHIPS ON CAMPUS:

Twenty on-campus co-op positions will be available for the 2008-2009 school year. These are great resume builder opportunities. Positions are for two semesters, 14 hours per week. Pay is $8 an hour (total $3,400). Must register with Career Services and upload your resume into UNI Careerlink. To view the application process, visit http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/co-op/ and see the Guidelines for Applying link. Students are encouraged to start the application process as soon as possible. For more information, call 273-6041.

 

FOLLON SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP:

Applications are being accepted for the Dr. Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership. This $2,500, one-year scholarship is named for Follon, who served as vice president for educational and student services at UNI from 1985-1998. The scholarship recognizes students for their leadership contributions to UNI and potential to model leadership for women. Information about the scholarship and application materials can be found at
http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarship/SueFollon.pdf. Deadline for applications is March 3.

 

INTERN IN WASHINTON, D.C.:

Interested in a summer or fall internship in our nation's capital? Does your resume need a "jump start"? This is an opportunity for all majors with many scholarships available. Housing is arranged. UNI students have been placed in a variety of internships with The Washington Center including PBS Television, the Department of Defense, EPA, Treasury Department and Women for Women International. An informational meeting will take place at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, in CBB 121. For more information, contact Al Stamberg, Cooperative Education/Internship Program, at 273-6398.

 

LEARN CHINESE (MANDARIN) IN TAIWAN:

The Taiwan-U.S. Summer Scholarship program is available for graduate/undergraduate students interested in learning about Taiwanese culture and studying Mandarin. A monthly stipend of $800 is awarded for two months. This program will take place at National Pingtung University of Education, Taiwan from June to August. The application deadline is March 8. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Center (Baker 59) at 273-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu.

 

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS:

The Upward Bound Math and Science Center has four teacher assistant positions open in the areas of mathematics (statistics), chemistry, physics/computer programming and college reading and writing. Applicants should be juniors by the end of the 2007-2008 school year. Teacher assistants work 15 to 17 hours per week at a rate of $10 per hour. Applications are available at http://www.uni.edu/eop/ubms/index.htm or by contacting Latricia Hylton at 319-433-1261. Applications are due Feb. 29.

 

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR FACULTY:

The Upward Bound Math and Science Center is accepting applications for faculty teaching positions in general chemistry, Spanish, computer programming and physics. There are one to three sections of each class. Classes offered Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Thursday mornings. Faculty are required to attend three pre-planning meetings and bi-weekly meetings during the summer. Appointments are for June through July. The rate is $1,200 to $1,500 per credit hour. Applications are available at http://www.uni.edu/eop/ubms/index.htm or by contacting Latricia Hylton at 319-433-1261. Applications are due Feb. 29.

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR TEACHING MAJORS:

The College of Education offers more than 100 scholarships available to teaching majors. The deadline for a completed application is Feb. 15. Students can find this application on their MyUNIverse web page or at http://www.uni.edu/coe under the scholarship link. Follow all directions as spelled out on the online application pages. Any late or incomplete files will not be considered.

 

PAIR APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE:

Students can apply to be a Peer Academic Adviser in Residence (PAIR) for the 2008-2009 academic year. PAIRs work in Academic Advising and in an assigned residence hall where they live. Information and applications are available from the Online Job Board, at http://www.uni.edu/advising/, in Maucker Union 111, or from a current PAIR. Applications are due Monday, Feb. 18.

 

GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP:

The UNI Counseling Center is offering a grief and loss support group for students. It will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m., every Tuesday, at the Counseling Center. Call 273-2676 for more information.

MEETINGS:

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION AND RHO EPSILON MEETING:

There will be a joint meeting for Financial Management Association and Rho Epsilon at 5 p.m, Monday, Feb. 11, in CBB 109. AEGON’s Real Estate and Investment Management divisions will present. After the meeting, students will go to the O.P. for dinner and social time. For more information, contact Devin Boyer at boyerd@uni.edu.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN POLAND THIS SUMMER:

Study abroad, travel around Poland and earn six UNI credits (including three capstone) this summer. Three spots are still open. To learn more, attend an information session at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Seerley 220 or contact konrad.sadkowski@uni.edu, stephen.gaies@uni.edu, olgashere@gmail.com, studyabroad@uni.edu.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

STUFF A BEAR:

Looking for a gift for Valentine's Day or want to brighten someone's day? Come to Maucker Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, next to Chats, to "Stuff a Bear." You can make your very own stuffed animal for free. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board Entertainment Committee.

 

UNI CAMP AND RECREATION FAIR:

The UNI Camp & Recreation Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the WRC Lobby. Many organizations will be recruiting summer employees. Hosted by student organizations Club SOLE and UNITA. For more information, contact Kathy Scholl at kathleen.scholl@uni.edu.

 

CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD PRESENTS THE "PITTER PATTER PARTY':

To celebrate Valentine's Day, CAB will present the following films: "Breakfast at Tiffany's" at 6 p.m, "Bridget Jones' Diary" at 8 p.m., and "Becoming Jane" at 10 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free refreshments.

 

ALPHA PHI OMEGA SERVICE PROJECT:

From 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, Alpha Phi Omega will host a clothing drive/pop (or beer) tabs drive at the St. Stephen The Witness social hall. Drop off clothing for all ages for Goodwill. Pop/beer tabs will be taken to McDonald's on Main Street. Volunteers should arrive at the social hall at about 1:45 p.m. For more information, contact Chris at chemmey@uni.edu.

 

GRAD STUDENT BLACK HAWKS HOCKEY SOCIAL EVENT:

All graduate students are invited to attend a Waterloo Black Hawks hockey game at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22. A special seating area for graduate students has been reserved. Ticket prices are $5 for UNI students and $11 for non-UNI students. Tickets must be ordered by Feb. 14. Contact Megan Stull at mstull@uni.edu to order. Include name, phone number, and number of tickets needed. Students must provide their own transportation. Sponsored by the Graduate Student Social Network.

 

HELP 'SPIKE OUT HEART DISEASE':

Help “Spike Out Heart Disease” at Alpha Phi’s annual volleyball tournament Sunday, Feb. 24. The tournament will take place upstairs at the WRC, with registration starting at 10:30 a.m. for teams of six to eight players. The cost of participating is $5, and exclusive T-shirts will be sold for $10. All proceeds will be donated to the Alpha Phi Foundation and the American Heart Association. For more information, or to register a team, stop by the Alpha Phi table in Maucker Union from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21. For more information, contact Jessi Kelly at jessik@uni.edu.

 
MAY TRIP TO NEW YORK - THE CHINESE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE:

The Center for Multicultural Education is sponsoring a trip to New York City, May 15 to 18, to learn about the experience of Chinese Americans and their struggles fighting discriminatory immigration policies. Tour Ellis Island and The Statue of Liberty, Chinatown, museums and more. Airfare, hotel, museum fees and transportation are included in the fee. For more information, check out www.uni.edu/cme, call 273-2250, or email bbg10@uni.edu

 

 

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Men's basktball hosts Wichita State at 7:05 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, in McLeod Center. The Panthers host in-state foe Drake at 1:05 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, in McLeod Center.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Local fave Raldo Schneider will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

SUZUKI FACULTY RECITAL:

UNI Suzuki School faculty artists will offer an early spring recital at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

FLUTE CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music Professor of Flute Angeleita Floyd, the Northern Iowa Flute Choir and UNI School of Music Flute Studio students will present a concert at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

TALLCORN JAZZ FESTIVAL CONCERT:

The 57th annual Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz concerts will be performed as the highlight of the Tallcorn Jazz Festival at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16, in the GBPAC Great Hall, featuring UNI Jazz Band One, Jazz Panthers and guest artist David Sanchez, saxophone. For tickets, or for more information, call 273-2028.

 

COWBOYS OF THE AMERICAS:

Cowboys of the Americas is a family-friendly concert featuring the Latin duo Calle Sur, along with guest harpist Alfredo Ortiz. This concert will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, at the GBPAC. Special guest Pop Wagner, a story-telling, lasso-tossing cowboy, and other fun activities for the kids, start at 1 p.m., in the lobby. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, call 273-4TIX or visit http://wcfsymphony.org.

 
'TOSCA':

The GBPAC presents Puccini's opera "Tosca," at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount with a valid student ID, or can purchase $5 student rush tickets to select performances that are not sold out on the day of the show.For tickets, or for more information, call 273-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.

 

FACULTY ARTIST HORN RECITAL:

UNI School of Music Professor Yu-Ting Su, will present a recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

'THE MAGIC FLUTE':

Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet will perform its full-length dance production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "The Magic Flute" at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, in the GBPAC. Choreography is by Mark Godden, whose first full-length ballet, "Dracula," drew international acclaim. Godden and his creative team used Mozart's beloved music to concoct a magical ballet spectacle - part classical ballet and part Monty Python - designed to appeal to all ages. For tickets, or for more information, call 273-4TIX, or visit http://www.gbpac.com. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount with a valid student ID.

PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

SEMINAR ON NATURAL RESOURCE RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT:

Michele Fuhrer and Cassy Bohnet, professional science master's students, and Mark Meyer, assistant professor of biology, will discuss "Determining Maximum Sustainable Production of Biomass with a Mixture of Prairie Species" at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Tallgrass Prairie Center, Room 9. It is an overview of research being done in conjunction with the Tallgrass Prairie Center, which is studying the sustainable use of biomass from prairie plantings for electrical generation. This research is comparing four experimental treatments: switchgrass, five native-grass species, 16-species biomass mixture and 32-species prairie mixture. An integral part of the study is the effect of frequency and patterns of harvesting prairie biomass on wildlife habitat. Sponsored by the Tallgrass Prairie Center. For more information, contact Ryan Welch at 3-3828 or rwelch@uni.edu.

 

FRIENDS OR FOES:

Join a panel discussion of the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the CME (MAU 109). Were Lincoln and Douglass unusual friends or formal adversaries? Come and share your thoughts. A reception will immediately follow the panel discussion. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and the American Democracy Project.

 

LAST LECTURE SERIES:

The Last Lecture Series invites faculty to present a lecture on any topic that is significant and intriguing to them, as if it was their last lecture. The series also helps connect students with the central purpose of a college education -- the encouragement of intellectual curiosity. Gerri Perreault, director of UNI Leadership Studies and co-chair of the American Democracy Project, will deliver her Last Lecture on "Lies & Lying in Personal and Public Life," at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Seerley Hall 115. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board Speakers Committee.

 

THE LEADERSHIP OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.:

The UNI Leaders on Leadership series is sponsoring a presentation from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, in SEC 252. Michael Blackwell, UNI director of multicultural education, will discuss "The Leadership of Martin Luther King Jr." Free and open to the public. If sending groups or classes, call 3-2332 to assure sufficient copies of handouts. For more information, call Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or Margaret Corson at 3-2332, or e-mail yla@uni.edu (put MLK event in subject line).

 

ART EXHIBITION AND RELATED EVENTS:

The UNI Gallery of Art will present a multimedia exhibition, "New Polyphonies: Contemporary Art from Portugal," Wednesday, Feb. 13, through Thursday March 6. Art lectures will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, in KAB 111, with artist Nuno Pedrosa; and at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in KAB 111, with artist Marta de Menezes. A reception will follow Wednesday's lecture. The New Prairie Camerata will present a concert of chamber music in the Gallery at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14. All the events are free and open to the public.

 

'WHY CHRISTIANS SHOULD CARE ABOUT CREATION':

Father Robert L. Grant of St. Ambrose University, Davenport, will discuss "Why Christians Should Care About Creation" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, at St. Stephen Catholic Student Center. Grant holds a Ph.D. in environmental ethics and is the author of "A Case Study in Thomistic Environmental Ethics." Presented by the Catholic Student Association.

 

EARTH FROM SPACE:

View the Earth from above in this Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit. Earth from Space reveals unknown features of our home planet and illustrates how satellite imagery is gathered and used to expand our knowledge of life on Earth. This exhibit will be on display Feb. 16 through June 28, at the University Museum. An opening reception will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, at the University Museum. Join special guest Andrew Johnston of the National Air and Space Museum, curator of the exhibit and author of "Earth from Space," as he discusses the exhibit. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/museum.

WORKSHOPS/SYMPOSIA:

LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP -- LEADING WITH DIVERSITY:

The fourth session in the Student Leadership Center Workshop Series will be presented by Terry Frazier from Iowa State University at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Maucker Union State College Room. This interactive and free flowing workshop will discuss leadership traits, help students to broaden their scope of who is a leader and learn to identify leaders who may not necessarily resemble themselves. A leader is a leader regardless of race, gender, religious beliefs, etc. Attend this workshop to expand your thinking on leadership.

 

CHARACTER COUNTS WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATION MAJORS:

The GBPAC will host a workshop for furture classroom teachers from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15. Character Counts in Iowa is a wonderful opportunity to build your portfolio and to learn the Six Pillars of Character, implemented in many school districts across Iowa. For more information, or to register, e-mail wsebert@uni.edu or call 273-3679.

WELLNESS/REC:

STUDENT HEALTH CLINIC OFFERS MENINGITIS VACCINE:

Students are encouraged to get this immunization. Vaccine protection against meningitis can save a life. Call the Student Health Clinic at 3-2009 for an appointment.

 

HEALTH SURVEY:

The National College Health Assessment survey will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Participants who complete the survey will be entered to win a Nintendo Wii and other give-a-ways. If you don't use UNI e-mail, there's an easy way to make sure your UNI e-mail gets forwarded to your e-mail address of choice. Log on to MyUNIverse. In the "My E-mail" tab click on "Forward e-mail to another address," type in your desired e-mail address, and click "Submit." For more information, contact Mark Rowe at 273-3423. Sponsored by University Health Services.

 

WRS HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

Tired of hauling all your workout gear through the wind and snow everyday? Let HB help you out. Lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year). For more information, ask a fitness supervisor at HB, or contact Kristy Leen, WRS personal fitness coordinator at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu.

 

 

HOURS

SPRING WRC AND HEALTH BEAT HOURS:

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

 

 

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