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Monday, April 7

NEWS:

BEWARE OF 'BANK' SCAM SOLICITING E-MAIL ACCOUNT INFORMATION:

UNI's ITS-Network Services has been contacted about a new e-mail phishing scam. The e-mail involves a message that says it's from a local credit union or bank and tells you that your account has been disabled. It provides a "local" telephone number to call. The number is likely a virtual number with an automated attendant to collect your account number and other personal information. For an example of this scam, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/phishing.htm. For more information, contact Ken Connelly at 273-5850.

 

KANGAS NAMED UNI DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS:

Christie Kangas has been named UNI director of admissions. Kangas currently is director of undergraduate admission at Texas State University-San Marcos. She will assume her new duties at UNI on May 15.

 

UNI REACCREDITATION PROCESS UNDERWAY:

Every 10 years, UNI conducts a self-study in preparation for reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. That process is underway in preparation for a reaccreditation site visit in spring, 2011. Preparing institutional reaccreditation requires support and assistance from all programs and units on campus. A steering committee of faculty and staff is coordinating this process. The committee will seek your suggestions and feedback at every step of the way. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/accreditation/.

 

NEW UNI ADMISSIONS PROGRAM TARGETS TRANSFER STUDENTS:

In March, UNI and North Iowa Area Community College joined forces to make it more convenient for NIACC students who want to earn a bachelor's degree to transfer to UNI. This new program is called the UNI Admissions Partnership Program. See news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3490

 

NEW SUMMER COURSE ON GENOCIDE SATISFIES LIBERAL ARTS CORE:

010:159 Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Genocide: Case Studies will be held on campus from 8 a.m. to noon, July 7–31. The class will feature a variety of activities, including lectures, open discussion, structured student-centered discussion tasks, guest presentations, and viewing of films and Web sites. This three-credit course satisfies the Category 6 Capstone Experience of the Liberal Arts Core. Download the flyer at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/summer08/genocide.pdf.

 

SUMMER COURSE: INTEGRATING PHOTOGRAPHY INTO THE K-12 CLASSROOM:

Earn one hour of credit for a special workshop rate of $233.25. Session one: June 9-18 or session two: June 19-30. Focus on integrating photography lessons and activities into the K–12 curriculum. View/download course details at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/programs/courses/summer08/280133g_photography.pdf.

 

VENT TV NOW FILMING:

Express your thoughts, opinions and ideas to the masses with "VENT," Cedar River Production's newest television show. "VENT" films from noon to 1 p.m., every Tuesday and Thursday, near Chat's in Maucker Union. Watch VENT TV every weekday at 8:30 p.m. on campus television channel 21 or 24 hours a day at http://www.ventuni.com.

 

NATIONAL SURVEY OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT:

Did you receive a letter inviting you to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)? Complete the survey and get your name entered into a drawing for prizes which will be awarded during finals week. For more information on NSSE and the drawing, visit http://www.uni.edu/assessment/studentinformation.shtml.

 

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES MONTHLY NEWSLETTER:

To view the April newsletter, visit http://www.uni.edu/disability/StudentNews.shtml.

 

COLLECTING USED LAPTOPS FOR NICARAGUAN STUDENTS:

The student organization Muchas Manos Light Work is collecting good used laptops and digital cameras for teaching purposes in Siares, Nicaragua. If you have a usable laptop with windows software and the battery unit or a digital camera with cords for computer pickup to donate, please drop off at the NISG office in Maucker Union, CBB 261 or in the Management Department office on the second floor of the CBB (Room 231). The units will be taken to Nicaragua with this year's capstone group in early May. Muchas Manos Light Work is a non-profit student organization, so donations are tax deductible. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/~schragec/Muchas_Manos.html.

 

COLD-CARE PACKAGES AT ESSENTIALS:

Got the sniffles? Runny nose? Sore throat? Cold-care packages are available at Essentials in Maucker Union. Packages include apple juice, Tylenol, Dayquil, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, cough drops and chicken noodle soup for $10. Packages can be charged to your U-Bill.

 

TOASTED SANDWICHES AT 23RD ST. MARKET:

Toasted sub sandwiches are now available at the Red Hat Deli at 23rd Street Market, located in the Commons. This is in response to customer requests for this option.

 

TUESDAYS AT ESSENTIALS:

Essentials in Maucker Union has put together a special school supply package every Tuesday for $2. Our most popular items are bundled to save you money. Packages change weekly and include notecards, notebooks, highlighters, pens, and mechanical pencils.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

'THINKING ABOUT GRADUATE SCHOOL?':

"Thinking About Graduate School?" will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom C. This event promotes graduate education -- at UNI and beyond -- by providing information on the process of searching and applying for programs, as well as information on the expectations of graduate education. Come learn more about graduate education from graduate students and faculty members. Refreshments will be served.

 

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLGY:

ITS-Educational Technology has an opening for a graduate assistant during the next academic year. This assistantship entails a 20-hour workweek that involves presenting computer workshops to students, faculty and staff at UNI. Payment includes a stipend and tuition scholarship. See http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/gradassistant.html for details.

 

FALL STUDENT INTERNSHIPS IN EUROPE:

Internships are available with Camp Adventure Youth Services within Early Childhood & School Age programs in Germany, England, Italy, Portugal and Belgium. Students receive a living stipend of approximately $2,600 for 17
weeks and 12 hours of graduate or undergraduate credit. Travel and housing are paid. Students are eligible to apply for an educational award of up to $2,360 from American Humanics-ProCorp. E-mail susan.edginton@uni.edu with
"Internship-UNI" in the subject line.

 

NATIONAL EDUCATOR EXPO:

The National Educator Expo will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 12, in McLeod Center. Registration will take place at 8 a.m. More than 70 school districts from across the U.S. (more than 20 from Iowa) will visit with educators about jobs for the 2008-09 academic year. For a list of participating districts, or for more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/events/career/nee/spring/. Sponsored by UNI Career Services, 273-2061.

 

BROWN BAG LUNCH ON NSF EARLY CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM:

The Office of Sponsored Programs will offer a brown bag informational session on the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (Career) Program from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, in the Office of Sponsored Programs conference room (201 East Bartlett). For more information, contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at 3-3217. RSVP to 273-3217 or osp@uni.edu.

 

NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT SOCIAL HOUR:

Join other non-traditional students in socializing and sharing ideas from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, in the CME lobby (MAU 109). Special guest presenter Al Stamberg, Cooperative Education and internships director, will give a presentation on paid interships. For more information, contact Bobbi-Jo Guenther at bbg10@uni.edu.

MEETINGS:

DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM MEETING:

Magic. Money. Experience. The Disney Theme Parks & Resorts College Program at the Walt Disney World® Resort is truly a one-of-a kind experience. An E-presentation session will take place from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, in Seerley 120. For more information, contact Laura Wilson at 273-3821.

 

CEO MEETING:

A CEO meeting will take place from 4:45 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April, 22. Meet at BCS parking lot at 4:45 to carpool to ME&V. Return to BCS after tour for end-of-year celebration including games and pizza. Registration required. Call 273-JPEC to register. For more information, contact Laurie Watje at laurie.watje@uni.edu or 273-2020.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

MORE THAN A CHOICE: LIVING BEYOND THE LIFESTYLE:

More than a Choice, "Living Beyond the Lifestyle" is the UNI GLBTAU's theme for this year's pride week. For a list of Pride Week activities, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_040108.shtml

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH -- BREAK THE SILENCE, JAM FOR PEACE:

Break the Silence, Jam for Peace will take place at 10 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, at the Reverb. Doors open at 9 p.m. Cover is $5, with proceeds benefiting the UNI Survivor's Emergency Assistance Fund. Sponsored by UNI Violence Intervention Services. For a complete listing of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec and click on "Upcoming Events." For more information, e-mail mark.rowe@uni.edu or call 273-3423.

 

GRADUATE STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK:

Gov. Chet Culver has proclaimed April 7-11 UNI Graduate Student Appreciation Week. The Inaugural Campus-Wide Graduate Student Research Symposium, from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, April 7, will showcase the research of 44 graduate students. For more information, visit http://www.grad.uni.edu.

 

PI SIGMA EPSILON ANNUAL SPRING INTO SPRING 5K RACE:

Pi Sigma Epsilon, UNI's sales and marketing organization, is organizing a 5K race. Pre-registered participants receive a T-shirt, a free gift bag and the chance to compete for prizes and awards given to top finishers in each age bracket. The registration fee is $15, with part of the proceeds going to the Livestrong Foundation. To register, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/pse/projects.html. For more information, e-mail Collin Forst at forstc@uni.edu.

 

UNI VOLUNTEER DAY:

UNI Volunteer Day is Wednesday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Come volunteer a half hour or hour of your time to help some local nonprofits. Sponsored by UNI American Humanics and the Cedar Valley Volunteer Center.

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SPAGHETTI DINNER:

Support Habitat for Humanity with a spaghetti dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 10, at the Wesley Foundation on College Street. Tickets are $6 in advance, $7 at the door, and you receive $1 off if you bring a pair of jeans to be donated. These jeans will be shredded and used for insulation in Habitat homes. The menu includes salad and breadsticks from Olive Garden, spaghetti, lemonade/fruit punch/water and desserts can be purchased. For more information, contact contact Eric Schuldt at eschuldt@uni.edu or Amanda Burke at burkea25@uni.edu.

 

THURSDAZE CARNIVAL NIGHT:

Thursdaze's Carnival Night will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight, Thursday, April 10, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Games include jousting, battle cruiser lazer tag, obstacle course and more. Tye-dye your own shirt. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR CAWELTI:

Please join the Department of English Language & Literature in honoring professor Scott Cawelti for his years of service to UNI at a reception from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10, in Baker Hall 161. Remarks by colleagues will take place at 4 p.m.

 

GAMMA PHI BETA PANCAKE BREAKFAST:

Gamma Phi Beta sorority is hosting a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 12, in St. Stephen's church basement. The money raised will go to Campfire USA to send kids to camp this summer, who would not otherwise be able to attend. Campfire USA helps build strong leaders in young kids. Cost is $6 per plate for pancakes, sausage and juice. Tickets can be bought prior to the event. For more information, contact Ally Green at agreen@uni.edu.

 

HONORS WEEK:

April 12-19 will be the first-ever UNI Honors Week. The week will be a celebration of academic excellence at UNI and a recognition of the contributions of campus honorary societies and organizations. Visit http://www.uni.edu/honors/honorsweek.pdf for a full schedule of the week's events and a listing of participating organizations. Honors Week is sponsored by NISG, the Office of the Provost, and the University Honors Program.

 

SAVE THE DAY, TAKE BACK THE NIGHT:

SAVE the Day, Take Back the Night will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 15. It starts at the intersection of College and 23rd Streets. The rain location is the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Join this march, rally and reclaiming of spaces where violence has occurred at UNI. Survivors and Advocates Unite – Let’s Take Back the Night. For a complete listing of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec and click on "Upcoming Events." For more information, e-mail mark.rowe@uni.edu or call 273-3423.

 

THIRD ANNUAL HONORS BALL: SAVE THE DATE:

The third annual Honors Ball will take place Thursday, April 17, in the Commons Slife Ballroom. Ballroom dance lessons will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. and the dance will take place from 8 to 11 p.m. Honors and non-honors students are all welcome. Sponsored by the Honors Student Advisory Board.

 

EARTH DAY FREE BIKE TUNE-UPS:

Free bike tune-ups provided by Europa Cycle and Ski will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, at the Maucker Union courtyard, in conjunction with the Earth Day Celebration. Bike helmets for sale as well by WRS Outdoor Rec for $15, youth and adult sizes.

 

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Panther softball hosts Missouri State at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex in a three-game series. The teams will play in a double-header at noon, Saturday, April 12. The teams will play at noon, Sunday, April 13.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Blues singer, songwriter and bottleneck slide guitarist Catfish Keith will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, April 7, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPRING CONCERTS:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of trumpet Randy Grabowski, the UNI Trumpet Ensemble will offer a spring concert at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public. Under the direction of conductor Rebecca Burkhardt, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer its spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in the GBPAC Great Hall. The concert will include works by composers Martinez, Beach and Ibert. Instrumental Concerto Competition winner Daniel Valesco, flute, will be featured. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

 

JAZZ PANTHERS IN CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of jazz studies Bob Washut, the Jazz Panthers (formerly Jazz Band II) will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CHORAL INVITATIONAL:

The School of Music will host its Choral Invitational, coordinated by UNI School of Music professor and choral conductor Brad Barrett, at 9 a.m., Friday, April 11, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is host to dozens of Iowa high school choral ensembles. For more information, contact brad.barrett@uni.edu.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Brad Barrett and instructor and conductor Dyan Meyer, the UNI Singers and UNI Women's Chorus will join together to offer a Spotlight Series Concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 11, in the GBPAC Great Hall. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

 

CHERRYHOLMES:

This high-energy Nashville-based band was named 2005 International Bluegrass Music Association's Entertainers of the Year. Their shows include twin fiddles, Irish step dancing, classic country yodeling and old-time claw hammer in addition to dynamic bluegrass. Cherryholmes will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 12, in the GBPAC. For tickets, or for more information, call 273-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.


INTERNATIONAL DANCE CONCERT:

UNI's International Dance Theatre will present its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 12, and 2 p.m., Sunday, April 13, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Featured will be a set of dances, originally choreographed for the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. The program also will include a suite of dances to music by Henry Mancini. The company will present the premiere of "Oceanna," choreographed by director Daniel Wells. It is named after his grandmother who was born on the ocean as her parents immigrated to the United States. Tickets are $4 for students and senior citizens and $5 for the general public. Tickets can be obtained from any IDT member of by calling 273-3560.

 

GYPSY:

"Gypsy," with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Arthur Laurents, returns to the stage in this production at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday, April 13, in the GBPAC. "Gypsy" serves up one popular standard after another, such as "Everything’s Coming Up Roses," "You Gotta Have a Gimmick" and "Let Me Entertain You." For tickets, or for more information, call 273-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.

 

WEST AFRICAN DRUM ENSEMBLE AND PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE:

Under the direction of visiting percussion instructor Ryan Frost, UNI School of Music West African Drum Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m., Monday, April 14, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Free and open to the public.

 

UNI'S ORCHESIS DANCE COMPANY SPRING SHOW:

UNI's Orchesis Dance Company's annual spring show will take place at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 18, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19, at the Oster Regent Theater on Main Street in Cedar Falls. Tickets will be sold by Orchesis members for $5 in advance or can be purchased for $8 at the door. The dances are choreographed by Orchesis members or UNI dance faculty and include jazz, modern, lyrical and contemporary styles. Guest peformers Iowa's Best Muscle Dance Team will do a hip-hop routine. For more information, e-mail Sydnee Stark at sstark@uni.edu.

 

UNI VIOLINISTS FROM BRAZIL:

Walter and Wagner Caldas are twin brothers from Brazil. The brothers' violin talent was recently discovered and now they are students at UNI studying music. The Caldas twins will perform at 7 p.m., Friday, April 18, at the Cedar Falls AMVETS #49 (East 18th Street) as part of the World Fair. Sponsored by Over the Rainbow Health and Educational Services. Other performers include Prairie Rose Middle Eastern Dance Troupe, Tai Chi, Saudi Arabian Students, and Little Brazil Capoeira. The event runs from 4 to 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Taylor at tschaa@uni.edu.

PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

RACE -- THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION FILM AND DISCUSSION SERIES:

Part 2 "The Story We Tell" in this series will be shown from noon to 1:30 p.m., Monday, April 7, at the CME (MAU 109). This is an eye-opening tale of how deep social inequalities came to be rationalized as natural. The film looks at the creation of the idea of race. A discussion will follow. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

CROW FORUM:

CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, April 7, in Maucker Union, North Room. The Outstanding Graduate Research Paper on gender winner, Emily Cram, will present, "Corpulent Counter-Publics: Fat Politics and Stretching the Discursive Economy." Women’s & Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women & Gender Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and members of the wider community are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Harry J. Hillaker, state climatologist, Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship, will discuss "A Brief History of Weather Records and Climate Trends in Iowa” at 4 p.m., Monday, April 7, in LAT 125. Presented by the Department of Earth Science.

 

'BECOMING AMERICAN: THE CHINESE EXPERIENCE':

In honor of Asian American Heritage Month, the CME is screening a three-part PBS documentary, "Becoming American: The Chinese Experience." The three-part series will be shown from noon to 2 p.m., and from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, April 9 through 11, at the CME (109 MAU). The documentary series is a story of struggle and triumph, progress and setbacks, discrimination and assimilation of Chinese immigrants. For more information on Asian American Heritage Month, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or contact Lydia Roberts at lydia.roberts@uni.edu.

 

'PORRAIMOS: EUROPE'S GYPSIES IN THE HOLOCAUST':

This film will be shown at 7 p.m., Monday, April 7, in Seerley 115. "Porraimos" is the first American documentary to expose how the pseudo-science of eugenics was used to persecute not only Jews, but also Gypsies. Using interviews with Austrian, Czech and German Gypsy survivors, as well as photographs and films from the Reich Department of Racial Hygiene, this video reveals the oppression of the Gypsies -- their registration and segregation, their sterilization, the medical experiments, and their eventual murder. Free and open to the public. Presented by the UNI Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program.


'PARAGRAPH 175':

This film will be shown at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, in Seerley 115. Actor Rupert Everett provides the narration for this disquieting documentary that shines a light on the Third Reich's vicious persecution of male homosexuals during World War II. The title comes from an arcane, 1871 German statute making sodomy punishable by incarceration (with the ultimate goal to eradicate gays completely). Only a handful of survivors -- now frail and withered -- remain to recount their traumatic tales in this poignant film. Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. In English, German and French, with English subtitles. Free and open to the public. Presented by the UNI Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program.

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH -- CLOTHESLINE PROJECT:

The Clothesline Project will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, April 8 and 10, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. This international initiative honors survivors and victims of intimate violence. Stop by, view the display, and design a new shirt to give voice to experiences of violence that are often shrouded in silence. Sponsored by: SAVE and Seeds of Hope. For a complete listing of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec and click on "Upcoming Events." For more information, e-mail mark.rowe@uni.edu or call 273-3423.

 

CRIMINAL LAW EXPERT TO SPEAK AT UNI:

Michael Bohlander, professor of law and co-director of the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at Durham University in England, will discuss "Killing Many to Save a Few - Collateral Civilian Damage or Assassination of Regime Elites?" at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in Sabin Hall 102. For more information, call 273-2786.

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH -- SELF DEFENSE SEMINAR:

This seminar will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Self-defense awareness expands knowledge of your surroundings and is a great chance to learn moves that could save your life. The purpose of Rape Aggression Defense, the moves being taught, is to train you to defend yourself in dangerous situations. Fun and interactive; dress comfortably. Sponsored by: V-Day Committee, Department of Public Safety. For a complete listing of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec and click on "Upcoming Events." For more information, e-mail mark.rowe@uni.edu or call 273-3423.

 

ETHICS, PRIVACY AND SECURITY IN SATELLITE IMAGERY AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES:

Alex Oberle, UNI associate professor of geography, will discuss satellite imagery usage at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 10, at the University Museum.

 

SPANISH FILM AND TAPAS NIGHT:

Sigma Delta Pi, the Spanish honor society, is hosting a Spanish film and tapas night at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 13, at the CME (MAU 109). The film is "Pan's Labyrinth" and a variety of Spanish tapas will be served. The event is free and all are welcome.

 
LECTURE ON RACIAL DISPARITIES:

Ryan King, policy analyst, The Sentencing Project, will discuss "Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System: How America Has Failed to Ensure Equality Under the Law," at 3 p.m., Monday, April 14, in Seerley Hall 212, and at 6 p.m. in the Wilson O. Rideout Center in Payne AME Church in Waterloo. For more information, call 273-2786.

 

'FEAR NOT: PERSECUTION AND RESISTANCE OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES UNDER THE NAZI REGIME':

This documentary will be shown at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in Seerley 115. It combines first-person descriptions of events with historical footage, photos and eye-witness accounts of the persecution and resistance of Jehovah's Witnesses during the Nazi regime. The film tells about Jehovah’s Witnesses who put the Bible's principles, commandments and prophecies ahead of the Nazi regime laws. Free and open to the public. Presented by the UNI Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program.

 

CEDAR VALLEY DISCUSS AND DISCOVER DIVERSITY: READING AND SHARING:

Cedar Valley Discuss and Discover Diversity: Reading and Sharing will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 14, at the UNI Museum. Participants will discuss the novel "Sold" by Patricia McCormick. An ordinary childhood is interrupted when family crops fail and her stepfather sells Lakshmi into childhood prostitution. This YA/Adult novel grew out of McCormick's research into child slavery and prostitution. Participants need not have read the book to attend. For more information, contact drjudy.beckman@cfu.net or 268-0544.

 

CHILL OUT: CAMPUS SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL WARMING:

A live showing of the webcast "Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming" will take place from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, in Latham 125. This nationwide event, developed by the National Wildlife Federation, will feature inspiring messages from students, faculty and administrators and showcases student-made videos and panel discussions of creative solutions to global warming. For more information, visit http://www.campuschillout.org. Sponsored by the Earth Science Department and Sigma Gamma Epsilon.

WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES:

LEARN FROM AD AGENCY PROS:

If you have an interest in learning about the creative side of advertising, design and marketing strategy from five ad agency pros, attend the "American Advertising Federation of the Cedar Valley's" Strategy Summit `08. The symposium will be held from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10 at the Elks Club (407 East Park Ave., downtown Waterloo). Visit http://www.AAFCedarValley.com for program information, speaker bios, and the schedule of activities. Fee is $20 for students and $55 for faculty. For further information, contact Carl Blue carl.blue@uni.edu, the student coordinator for the AAF-Cedar Valley.

CREATIVE MOVEMENT TO INSPIRE WRITING:

The GBPAC will host "Creative Movement to Inspire Writing," a workshop for future classroom teachers, from 1 to 4 p.m., Friday, April 11. This is an opportunity to build your portfolio and resume. Participants will learn how to use everyday movements to stimulate students' imagination, teach story structure, and help students create stories, skits and poetry that are personal and meaningful. For more information, or to register, e-mail wsebert@uni.edu or call 273-3679.

 

HOW TO START A BUSINESS AND WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

This workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 12, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required. Call 273-JPEC or e-mail jpec@uni.edu.

 

LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP: YOU SAID IT -- BUT DID YOU MEAN IT?

The final workshop in the Student Leadership Center series will take place at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom A. Nikki Johnson, an instructor in communication studies, will focus on the power of language, using effective language in public speaking, and understanding the dynamics of language use and meaning in group situations. This workshop will be humorous and interactive with several activities used to strengthen the message. For more information, contact Jeff Ramsey at ramseyj@uni.edu.

 

WHAT CAN AN ePortfolio DO FOR YOU?:

Learn this, as well as how to get started on your ePortfolio. Attend one of three "Intro to ePortfolio" workshops offered in April. For more information, see the April workshop calendar at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml or call 273-2309. Request a myUNIverseCT Portfolio account at https://www.uni.edu/elearning/forms/portfolio_request.html.

 

WELLNESS/REC:

INTRAMURAL TABLE TENNIS:

Men's and women's singles will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 8; men's and women's doubles will take place at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 9; and co-rec will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 9. Registration for men's and women's singles will take place from 6 to 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 8. Registration for men's and women's doubles and co-rec will take place from 6 to 6:45 p.m., Wednesday April 9. Registration and competition will take place in the WRC South Courts. Brackets will be posted by 7 p.m. each evening of play. For more information, contact the IM office at 273-7262.

 

MEN'S INTRAMURAL SLOW-PITCH SOFTBALL:

Registration forms are available this week in the WRC 101. Entries are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in the WRC 101. Limited to the first eight teams to register. There is an entry fee of $20 per team with a two-game guarantee. Play begins at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 12, on the IM fields (rain date: Saturday, April 19). Open to students, faculty and staff. For more information, contact the IM office at 273-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL 4-ON-4 OPEN CO-REC SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT:

Registration forms are available this week in the WRC 101. Entries are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in the WRC 101. Limited to the first eight teams to register. There is an entry fee of $20 per team with a two-game guarantee. Play begins at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 13, at the WRC sand volleyball courts (rain date TBA). Open to students, faculty and staff. For more information, contact the IM office at 273-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL BENCH PRESS: MEN AND WOMEN:

Entry and weigh-ins will take place from 6 to 7 p.m., Monday, April 14, in the WRC free weight room 153. Weight classes for men are: below 135, 136-150, 166-180, 181-195, 196-210 and 211 and above. Weight classes for women will be determined after weigh-in by the number of entrees. The competition starts at 7:05 p.m., in the WRC 153. Winners are the best lift at each weight class. If there are not enough participants in a weight class, two classes will be combined; weight pushed in pounds divided by body weight will determine the winner. For more information, contact the IM office at 273-7262.

 

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