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Monday, Feb. 25

NEWS:

UNI ALERT TEST -- UPDATE YOUR DATA
The first campus-wide test of new UNI Alert system is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 27. To do:

1. Check your emergency contact data immediately. Blank sections won't be automatically filled in. You're the only person who can update this data. https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/update_pi.cgi

2. Text messages
If you've opted-in for UNI Alert text messages on your cell phone, watch for a text from Connect-Ed/23177. It will read: "UNI Alert: You are now confirmed to receive alerts from us." For more info, text reply "HELP" or "STOP UNI" to opt out. Save the number to your phone as "UNI Alert."

 

GIVE US SOME FEEDBACK -- WE'LL GIVE YOU SOME FOOD:

Do you have ideas about what should happen on campus during the weekends? If yes, there's a free lunch for you. Come to a session at noon, either Monday, Feb. 25, or Thursday, Feb. 28, in the College Eye Room of Maucker Union to share your thoughts on what weekend living on campus could be. To particpate in one of these discussions, RSVP to mike.bobeldyk@uni.edu or 273-5888. These sessions are available to all students.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

SPRING CAREER FAIR:

The spring career fair will take place from 10 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the UNI-Dome. More than 120 employers will be there to talk with UNI students/alumni about internships and full-time jobs. Some will schedule for the Spring Interview Day on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Fair information, employers participating, and the majors they're seeking are available at http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/events/career/careerfair/spring.html. Sponsored by UNI Career Services, 214 East Bartlett, 273-6857.

 

PEACE CORPS REPRESENTATIVE ON CAMPUS TUESDAY, FEB. 26:

Peace Corps volunteers serve in countries around the world by integrating into the local community, learning the culture and language and providing sustainable services. Meet a Peace Corps representative from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at an information table at the Spring Career Fair in the UNI-Dome or attend an informational meeting from 3 to 4 p.m., in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. For more information, contact Al Stamberg at 273-6041.

 

ROY J. CARVER SCHOLARSHIP:

Students who have had to work hard to overcome difficult circumstances to pursue their education should consider applying for the 2008-09 Carver Scholarship. Twenty new UNI recipients will be selected to receive a $5,200 award. Selection based on: junior by fall 2008; minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA; currently enrolled as a sophomore at a participating four-year institution or one of Iowa's community colleges; U.S. citizen; graduated from an accredited Iowa high school or have been a resident of Iowa for the past five years; and demonstrate financial need by filing a 2008-09 FAFSA by mid March. Apply through the Carver Trust at https://www.carvertrust.org/ and click on the Scholarship tab.

 

MERCHANT SCHOLARSHIPS:

Merchant Scholarships are awarded from a trust established in 1951 to honor Frank Ivan Merchant and his sister, Kate Matilda Merchant. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of ability, achievement, character, potential and service to society. At least three scholarships of $2,000 to $4,000 will be awarded for graduate study for fall 2008. Applications and supporting materials must be postmarked or e-mailed no later than Saturday, March 1. The application and related information is available at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/merchant/index.shtml. For more information, contact Cheryl Nedrow in the Provost's Office at cheryl.nedrow@uni.edu.

 

SUE FOLLON SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP DEADLINE:

The deadline for applications for the Dr. Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership is Monday, March 3. 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. Information about the scholarship and application materials are available at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarship/SueFollon.pdf.

 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

The Family & Children's Council needs volunteers to serve on program, human resource, finance and public relations and events committees. Contact the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information regarding this volunteer opportunity and others.

 

OKOBOJI ENTREPRENEURIAL INSTITUTE:

Eight UNI students will be selected for this program through essay and interview. Join a select number of Iowa college students at Lake Okoboji, from Aug. 3 through 8, to learn from real business owners and faculty from Iowa universities about starting and running a small business. Earn three hours of UNI credit. Tuition, lodging and food paid by the UNI Pappajohn Center. Visit www.jpec.org/oko.htm or BCS 128 for an application. Application and essay are due Friday, March 14.

 

CO-OP/INTERNSHIP PROGRAM ORIENTATION MEETINGS:

Seeking information on cooperative education or internships? Attend a co-op orientation meeting from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, or Thursday, Feb. 28, in CBB 109. Learn about the benefits of internships, application process, locating an internship and how to seek credit for a job you have now. Contact the UNI Cooperative Education/Internship Program at 273-6041, East Bartlett Hall 214 or www.uni.edu/careerservices/co-op/

 

MEETINGS:

COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS ORGANIZATION MEETING:

In celebration of National Entrepreneurship Week, CEO has invited John Hall, founder of Goose Island Brewery in Chicago, to speak from 5 to 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25, in CBB 109. Make plans to attend and hear about Hall's entrepreneurial successes and challenges. Call 273-JPEC for details or contact Laurie Watje at laurie.watje@uni.edu, 273-2020.

 

CEO MEETING AND FILM:

In celebration of National Entrepreneurship Week, CEO is featuring the film, "The Call of the Entrepreneur" from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, in BCS 30. To view the trailer, visit http://www.calloftheentrepreneur.com. Pre-registration required at http://www.jpec.org/ceo.htm. There will be a short CEO meeting at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 273-JPEC, or contact Laurie Watje at laurie.watje@uni.edu or 273-2020.

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

REACHING FOR THE STARS: A SHOWCASE OF UNI'S DIVERSE TALENT:

Sign up for the Talent Showcase to be held at 7 p.m., Friday, March 7, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Applications are accepted for individual and group performances and are due Feb. 27. Application materials and rules can be found at http://www.uni.edu/cme. For more information, contact Bobbi-Jo Guenther at 273-2250 or bbg10@uni.edu.

 

CHARTING YOUR WORLD: THE MAGIC OF MAPS:

Elementary-aged students will design a treasure map, plan a city, go orienteering and learn the ins and outs of all geographical things from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 8, at the University Museum. $10/Friends members, $12/non-members. RSVP by March 4. For more information, call 273-2188 or visit http://www.uni.edu/museum.

 
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH, MARCH 2008

"Women’s Art, Women’s Vision." Join the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and other programs across campus for a series of events celebrating women’s creative pursuits, from writing to composing to performance. A printable calendar of events can be found at http://www.uni.edu/womenstudies.

 
BOWLING FOR BREASTS:

Bowling for Breasts will take place from 6 p.m. to midnight, Friday, April 4, at Valley Park Lanes in Cedar Falls. For only $6 you will receive two games of bowling, shoes, and a T-shirt. Win prizes by being one of the top bowlers and by playing Deal or No Deal. Educate yourself and your friends about breast cancer. Proceeds will go to support young women with breast cancer. Pick up registration forms in any Residence Hall office and around campus. Registration forms are due Saturday, March 15.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE PRESENTS THE NADAS:

The Nadas will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. The Nadas have sold more than 75,000 albums through their own Authentic Records. "Listen through the Static" is their fifth studio album and seventh overall. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

PIANO AND ORGAN FESTIVAL:

The UNI School of Music will present the annual Piano and Organ Festival at 9 a.m., Monday, Feb. 25, in the GBPAC Davis and Jebe halls. Coordinated by UNI School of Music Professors Robin Guy and Kui-Im Lee, this event is free and open to the public.

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DIRECTOR/DESIGNERS' PRESENTATION FOR 'DEATH OF A SALESMAN':

Theatre UNI will host a Director/Designers' Presentation for the special alumni production of "Death of a Salesman" at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Join guest director Larry Paulsen and the team of professional designers as they share their vision for bringing this American classic to life on the Strayer-Wood stage in April. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.theatreuni.com.

 

GUEST ARTIST PIANO RECITAL:

Guest Artist Irina Avramkova, piano, will visit the UNI School of Music for a recital performance at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

DEAD WHITE MALES: A YEAR IN THE TRENCHES OF TEACHING:

This biting satire of the public school system will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28 through Saturday, March 1, in the Interpreter's Theatre (Lang Hall 40). Janet, a rookie history teacher, goes from idealist to burnout as she fights internal politics within the public school system. Written by William Missouri Downs, directed by UNI student Emily Eisenman and produced through special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

 

FREE IMPROV SHOW:

Half Masted 3.2 will present free shows at the Cedar Falls Public Library at 6:30 p.m., every Friday. The library is on Fifth and Main streets and seating is first-come, first-served. Shows are less than one hour, and are family-friendly.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY:

UNI music (voice) faculty member John Hines will perform at the W-CF Symphony concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 1, in the GBPAC. Hines will solo on Brahms’ German Requiem along with other vocal soloist Rosemary Gast plus the Metropolitan Chorale. Strauss' stirring Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings will open the program. Tickets from $19 for adults, $9 for students with Buck-a-Kid valid. For more information, call 3-4TIX or visit http://wcfsymphony.org.

 

SPIRIT OF UGANDA COMES TO THE GBPAC:

The Gallagher-Bluedorn presents "Spirit of Uganda" at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 2. To the melodic tones of standing drums, with dramatic choreography, layered rhythms, and call-and-response vocals, a vibrant cast of performers bring to life the sounds and movements of East Africa. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount with a valid student ID, or can purchase $5 student rush tickets the day of the show. For tickets, or more information, call 273-4TIX or visit www.gbpac.com.

 

PERCUSSION RECITAL:

The UNI Percussion and West African Drum Ensembles will offer a spring concert under the direction of guest percussion instructor Ryan Frost at 8 p.m., Monday, March 3, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

SECOND ANNUAL TEN MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL:

The UNI Student Theatre Association (UNISTA) Presents its 2nd Annual Ten Minute Play Festival. Come see 12 plays in one evening. This year's plays were submitted from UNI students, professors and playwrights from across the nation. Each play is directed and produced by UNI students. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8, and 2 p.m., Sunday, March 9. All performances will take place in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $5. For more information, Joshua J. Mullady, UNISTA president, at thespi96@uni.edu.

 

AXIS DANCE COMPANY -- 7:30 P.M., FRIDAY, MARCH 7:

Since 1987, AXIS Dance Company has created an exciting body of work developed by dancers with and without disabilities. They are at the forefront of an inclusive dance form called "physically integrated dance." UNI students receive a 50-percent discount with a valid student ID, or can purchase $5 student rush tickets the day of the show. For tickets, or for more information, call 273-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.

PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

SIGMA XI LECTURE:

Mercouri Kanatzidis, Northwestern University, will discuss "What to expect from exploratory synthesis: intermetallics, glasses, aerogels and optics" at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25, in MSH 201. Kanatzidis will attempt to highlight the value of exploratory synthesis to materials discovery and tie it to scientific, technological and societal advances. Cookies and lemonade will be served.

 

DRINK THINK: A PERSONAL APPROACH TO ALCOHOL:

Nationally acclaimed speaker Rick Barnes is coming to UNI to present "Drink Think: A Personal Approach to Alcohol," from 8 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by UNI's Alpha Xi Delta, NISG, Department of Residence, and University Health Services.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in SRL 115, Gregory Bruess, associate professor of history, will present "A Cross-Dressing Nun and a Miracle Working Shrine in Arcadia, Greece: What's the Attraction?" The event is free and open to the public.

 

PRESIDENT ALLEN AND VICE PRESIDENT ALLEN TO SPEAK ON LEADERSHIP:

President Ben Allen from UNI and Vice President Linda Allen from Hawkeye Community College will provide their reflections on leadership from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, in SEC 252. The event is sponsored by the Leadership Studies Program and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898 or yla@uni.edu (put leadership series in subject line) or Margaret Corson at 273-2332. Sponsored by Leadership Studies, Student Leadership Center, and Office of Educational and Student Services.

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH PANEL DISCUSSION:

The Festivals and Special Events class at UNI is hosting a Black History Month panel discussion on "African American History: Contemporary Perspectives" at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, in the CME (MAU 109). The panel will include members of the community and student body.

JOHN DEERE: FARMING WITH GREENSTAR:

Take part in a computer simulation of precision agriculture utilizing GPS technology at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, in the SEC 123. This event is one of a series of programs presented by the UNI Museums in conjunction with the Smithsonian exhibit "Earth from Space", on display through June 28. Free. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/museum.

 

'NEWS TALK' DISCUSSION:

Christopher Martin, UNI associate professor of journalism, will discuss how the news media labeled Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards an "angry" populist and how it affected his campaign’s reception. This discussion will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 1, at University Book and Supply. It is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898, 268-0936 or yla@uni.edu or Patty Achey-Cutts at patty@panthersupply.com and put "News Talk" in subject line.

 

'SURVIVING THE HOLOCAUST: ONE FAMILY'S STORY':

Ronald J. Berger, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, will discuss "Surviving the Holocaust: One Family’s Story," a gripping account of two Jewish brothers from Poland, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, in SRL 115. This lecture is presented under the auspices of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology and the UNI Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program. A book signing and reception will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kent Sandstrom at kent.sandstrom@uni.edu or 273-2786.

 

NATURAL RESOURCE RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT SEMINAR:

Steve Hendrix, Biological Sciences, University of Iowa, will discuss "Community Ecology of Solitary Bees in Fragmented Tallgrass Prairie Landscape" at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center, Room 9. This discussion is an overview of bee diversity of tallgrass prairie ecosystems, with a focus on the effect that landscape fragmentation has had on this diversity, and is third in a series of seminars on natural resource research and management. Sponsored by the Tallgrass Prairie Center. For more information, contact Ryan Welch at 273-3828 or rwelch@uni.edu.

 

HOLOCAUST LECTURE:

Ronald J. Berger, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, will discuss "Agency, Structure, and the Final Solution to the 'Jewish Problem': A Life History of Two Brothers’ Survival" at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, March 6, in SAB 102. The talk considers the question of Jewish survival of the Holocaust in response to the emergence and implementation of Nazi solutions to the "Jewish Problem." A book signing and reception will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kent Sandstrom at kent.sandstrom@uni.edu or 273-2786.

WORKSHOPS/SYMPOSIA:

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP:

The workshop will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required. Call 273-JPEC or e-mail jpec@uni.edu.

 

WEB CONFERENCE ON NSF MATH & SCIENCE PARTNERSHIP:

The Office of Sponsored Programs will host a Web conference on the National Science Foundation (NSF)'s popular Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program on Friday, Feb. 29, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Studio IT 3 (ITTC 138).

For additional information on the conference or on the Math and Science Partnership program, contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at 273-3217. Please RSVP to 3-3217 or osp@uni.edu

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

This workshop will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, March 6, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required. Call 273-JPEC or e-mail jpec@uni.edu.

 

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM:

The inaugural campus-wide Graduate Student Research Symposium will take place from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, April 7, in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. All graduate students are invited to present as are December 2007 graduates. Poster presentations, oral presentations, artwork and musical performances will be showcased. Additional details, including the submission form, due on Friday, March 7, are available at http://www.grad.uni.edu.

 

WELLNESS/REC:

BAC ZONE CARD:

The BAC Zone Card is personalized based on gender and weight, laminated, easy to use, and nicely fits into your wallet. If you drink, think back to a recent drinking experience. Were you in your green zone? What could you have done differently to have stayed in the green zone? Order a card to find out what the green zone is. If you're of legal age and choose to drink, responsibility and moderation are the key. To request your personalized card, visit http://www.uni.edu/subabuse/ and click on the BAC logo. Sponsored by University Health Services.

 

EATING DISORDER AWARENESS WEEK, FEB. 25-29:

Listen to Your Body Eating Disorder Awareness Week will take place Monday, Feb. 25 through Friday, Feb. 29. A clothing drive will take place in the WRC Monday through Friday. Thursday take an eating attitudes test to see if your eating habits need adjusting. There will be educational material all week at a display near the welcome desk. For more information, contact Joan Thompson at 273-2198.

 

INTRAMURAL TENNIS AND RACQUETBALL DOUBLES:

Intramural tennis and racquetball doubles: men and women’s pool play with single elimination championship. Registration will take place Monday, March 3 through Wednesday, March 5, in the WRC Office, Room 101.
Play begins at 1 p.m., Monday, March 10.

 

INTRAMURAL HOT SHOT, FREE THROW AND THREE-POINT CONTEST:

Men-Women Singles, Doubles, Co-rec
Registration and competition start at 7 p.m. and go untill 9:30 p.m. each night, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 27 and 28. Register at the event. All participants registering must sign-up with a partner. IM championship T-shirts will be awarded to the men and women champions in each activity, plus doubles champions in men's and women's and co-rec division.

 

INTRAMURAL WRESTLING TOURNAMENT:

Registration and weigh-ins are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the West Gym. Prelims begin at 7 p.m. in the West Gym. (Match length: three periods, 2 minutes, 1 minute, 1 minute.) All wrestlers are guaranteed two matches. Finals begin at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the West Gym. For more information, call 273-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL INDOOR TRACK MEET:

Sunday, March 2, at 8 p.m., in the UNI–Dome. Field events: shot put, long jump and high jump. Running events: 60m dash, 400m run, 800m run, 400m relay, 800m relay and mile run. Pick up entry forms in WRC, Room 101. Entries are due Thursday, Feb. 28, in WRC Room 101. For more information, call 273-7262.

HOURS

SPRING WRC AND HEALTH BEAT HOURS:

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

 

 

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