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Monday, April 7
Sending e-mail may fail in Thunderbird, Mac Mail, Entourage, or Outlook after ITS patches on Monday, April 21. ITS will implement a security change to the e-mail central system. After the change, if you are unable to send e-mail, this indicates your outbound settings must be modified. All users should have their software changed so their desktop e-mail clients sends e-mail securely. For assistance, contact the Computer Consulting Center at 273-5555. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/commcorner/announce/April212008Email.pdf.
Rod Library wants to make finding articles and books from the library's homepage faster and easier. The library is seeking feedback on three different search options. Visit the survey page to view the options and submit comments. http://www.uni.edu/library/quicksearch/
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.
Rod Library is celebrating National Library Week through April 19, by showcasing this year’s theme, Join the Circle of Knowledge at Rod Library, in the main display case. First observed in 1958, the national observance is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country.
Are you moving at the end of the semester? Green Project UNI and AMA are teaming up to help find your unwanted items a new home. Help yourself and the environment. Don't just throw away, donate. For details, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/ama/events/index.html#_Fundraising.
All residence halls can compete until Friday, April 18, to see which house demonstrates the most participation toward the 2008 student gift. Help your house win a pizza party. To learn more and to participate, visit http://www.uni-foundation.org/studentgift.
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.
To view the April newsletter, visit http://www.uni.edu/disability/StudentNews.shtml.
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.
UNI students who will be attending law school in the fall will answer questions and give advice about successfully navigating the application process, at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 17, in Sabin 301. Scott Peters, assistant professor of political science and pre-law adviser, will also be there to answer questions. For more information, contact Scott Peters at email@example.com or 273-2727. Sponsored by the Daniel Webster Law Society.
This information session will take place at 2:30 p.m., Monday, April 21, in CBB 109. Meet management staff and current loan officers and learn more about becoming part of the Des Moines team. For early consideration or to set up an interview for April 21, students can apply online through CareerLink. For more information, contact Laura Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the campus and community for the final speaker of the year in the customer service series. Rob Bell will discuss "Customer Service Excellence -- Let's Have Fun Out There" at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, in the GBPAC. Reservations can be made by calling 273-6899.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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April 12-19 is 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.
The men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon are sponsoring a campus blood drive on April 15. The event will be located in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
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 email@example.com or call 273-3423.
Support the Northeast Iowa Food Bank by attending 'Empty Bowls', from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, at Central Middle School in Waterloo. Attendees will receive a modest meal of soup and bread in bowls created by UNI art students and local artists. The bowl is yours to keep as a reminder of all the empty bowls in our community. A silent auction will also be held during the meal. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple. To purchase tickets call the Food Bank at 235-0507 or for more information, contact Susan Roberts-Dobie at 273-5930.
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.
The UNI American Humanics Student Association is "Celebrating Achievement, Impacting CommUNIty" at its Nonprofit Awards Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 17, in the UNI Commons Ballroom. The event honors the Cedar Valley’s outstanding nonprofit organizations, board members, collaborating businesses and nonprofit professionals. In addition, the Veridian Credit Union Community Engagement Awards will be presented. For more information, or to make reservations, contact Angie Gorsuch, UNI American Humanics Adviser, 273-5600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pi Sigma Epsilon, UNI's sales and marketing organization, is organizing a 5K race at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 19. 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 email@example.com.
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.
A College Hill clean-up will take place at 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 22. Participants will meet outside Copyworks and then clean up the Hill as part of group volunteer efforts to help the community. This is a great opportunity to get involved. For more information, contact Stephanie Wesely at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northern Management Association annual golf outing will take place at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 26, at the Fox Ridge Golf Course in Dike. The golf outing is an 18-hole four-person best-shot with cart, food and prizes. The cost to participate is $25 for NMA members, $30 for non-members and $34 for faculty. The sign-up sheet is in the Management Office (CBB 231). Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, April 16. For more information, contact Chad Lunning at email@example.com or 290-2776.
Save the date to celebrate the dedication of the Human Performance Center at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 4. Tours, educational displays and program demonstrations will be featured. More information will follow.
Panther baseball hosts Minnesota in a non-conference match-up at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, at Riverfront Stadium, Waterloo. They will take on Creighton in a three-game Missouri Valley Conference series at Riverfront Stadium. The teams will meet at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 18; 2 p.m., Saturday, April 19; and 1 p.m., Sunday, April 20.
Lojo Russo will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, April 14, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Russo has played bass in a psychedelic jam band, mandolin in a Celtic group and guitar in every kind of funk, folk, jazz and rock combination imaginable. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
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.
Joshua J. Mullady, a senior theatre major from Dubuque, will present his senior performance project, "A Briefcase Full of Playbills and Old Resumes" at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, in the Bertha Martin Theatre. The performance project will include monologues and scenes ranging from Shakespeare to some of today's best playwrights. Featured actors include Liz Cook, Tom Hoy and Katy Slaven. Admission is free.
At 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, UNI School of Music student composers will showcase their work in a recital coordinated by professor of composition and theory Jonathan Schwabe. At 8 p.m., UNI School of Music students will offer a chamber works recital, coordinated by professor of horn Yu-Ting Su. Both events are free and open to the public.
"Triumphant Love," a new opera written by UNI School of Music faculty member Alan Schmitz, composer, and UNI Communication Studies Department faculty member Paul Siddens, librettist, will take place at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, April 17 through 19, in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang Hall Room 040. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist András Körtesi, piano, will offer a recital featuring works by Hungarian composers Liszt, Bartók and more at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 17, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music Jazz Band III and Combos will offer a spring concert at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 17, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Ronald Johnson, the Wind Symphony will offer a full concert performance featuring visiting artist András Körtesi, piano, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 18, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
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 downtown 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" will take place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This true American classic won Tennessee Williams his second Pulitzer Prize and his third New York Drama Critics’ Award in 1955. Before there were "Desperate Housewives," there was Maggie the Cat; before there was Tony Soprano, there was Big Daddy; and before "Survivor," there was "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." For tickets, or for more information, call 273-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.
The UNI Suzuki School will present a spring concert featuring the Northern Iowa Junior Orchestra at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 20, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
O.A.R. live in concert, April 21 at 7:30 p.m., in the McLeod Center with special guests Parker House and Theory and The Nadas. Tickets on sale NOW at all UNITix locations or charge by phone 273-4849 or online at www.uni.edu/tickets. Tickets for UNI students are $25 and for the public $30.
UNI Jazz Band One, under the direction of Chris Merz, will offer a concert featuring Grammy-award winning guest conductor/composer Maria Schneider at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 21, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is sponsored by the Meryl Norton Hearst Visiting Artist Series and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor S. Daniel Galyen, the Symphonic Band will present a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music professor of bassoon David Rachor will coordinate a spring concert of bassoon music at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Broadway stars Doug LaBrecque, Debbie Gravitte, and Jan Horvath join the W-CF Symphony for Bravo Broadway at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 26, and 2 p.m., Sunday, April 27. Featuring selections from blockbusters like "Cabaret," "Mama Mia," "Phantom of the Opera" and more, tickets start at $22 for adults and from $11 for students. For more information, call 273-4849 or visit http://wcfsymphony.org.
The Friends of KUNI/KHKE present the 23rd annual An Evening in Celebration of Wine & Tulips to benefit public radio in Iowa. This year's celebration will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 3, at the Park Place Event Centre in Cedar Falls. Tickets are available in advance for $35 per person. Tickets are available at http://www.kuniradio.org or by calling 273-6400. Tickets purchased at the event will be $45 per person. The ticket price includes an etched souvenir wine glass and a detailed wine guide.
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.
Rod Blocksome, senior systems engineer, Rockwell Collins, Inc., will discuss "The Search for Amelia Earhart's Airplane" from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, in the ITC 7. Don't miss this fascinating presentation on how science and technology is being applied to solve one of the most enduring mysteries of the 20th century.
The UNI Child Development Center will present the soon-to-be released PBS documentary "Where Do the Children Play?" from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, in the Price Lab Auditorium, as part of a celebration of the Week of the Young Child (April 13-19).
Part 3, "The House We Live In," will be shown from 12:30 to 2:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, at the CME (MAU 109). This film examines policies and how they can affect individuals in different ways, often leading to one person benefiting while another is harmed. A discussion will follow. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.
A live showing of the Web cast "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.
The UNI Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program presents "From Aryanization to Auschwitz: German Corporate Complicity in the Holocaust" by Peter Hayes, Northwestern University, at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 17, in SEC 244-246. From 1933 to 1945, virtually all of Germany’s leading corporations cooperated with, then became complicit in, the Nazi assault on the Jews. Hayes will use several examples to demonstrate that mundane and "idealistic" justifications, some of them alarmingly familiar to contemporary Americans, propelled corporate collaboration with the Holocaust. This event is free and open to the public.
Ken Ono, Manasse Professor of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will give this year's Hari Shankar Lecture at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 21, in the Lantz Auditorium (MSH 137). Ono will discuss "Unearthing the Visions of a Master: The Story and Legacy of Ramanujan." The lecture, intended for a general audience, is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.
Cynthia May Sheikholeslami will discuss "Resurrection in a Box: Designing Eternity in a 25th Dynasty Egyptian Coffin" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, in KAB 111. The lecture is sponsored by the Florence Hartwig Foundation.
John Johnson, professor of history and interim dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, will discuss "The Supreme Court and Affirmative Action, 1971-2007" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in SRL 115. The event is free and open to the public.
How do you "do" consent? Many struggle with the notion of having to achieve active sexual consent. Attend this panel-led discussion on sexual ethics at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in the CBB 109. Free dessert will be provided. Sponsored by SAVE and Seeds of Hope. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 273-3423.
Artist Gary Kelley, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony conductor Jason Weinberger, and digital producer Scott Smith, will discuss their experiences integrating Holst’s suite with a large-screen video presentation of Gary Kelley’s paintings in a recent landmark concert. This presentation will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in the GBPAC. Free admission. For more information, visit http://www.garykelleyplanets.com (best viewed in Firefox).
Michael Bugeja, professor and director of the Greenlee School of Journalism at ISU, will discuss "In Praise of Disengagement" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24, in Seerley 115. His talk will center on the blurring between entertainment and learning and the need for more commitment in preparing students for the serious societal issues they face.
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 email@example.com.
The Leadership Studies Program at UNI is sponsoring a session on "Sexual Harassment" from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 17, in the SEC 252. 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 more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898 or firstname.lastname@example.org with subject "April 17 event."
Senior honors students and presidential scholars will present their thesis research projects on Saturday, April 19. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Lang Hall second-floor auditorium lounge with continental breakfast and a welcome by Bev Kopper, associate provost. Following will be seven concurrent sessions of research presentations in Lang Hall rooms 208, 211, 222, and 223. For a complete schedule, visit http://www.uni.edu/honors/conference.shtml. Presentations are open to the public.
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.
Entries are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in the WRC 101. Limited to the first eight teams to register. There is a fee of $20 per team. The tournament will be single elimination with a consolation bracket or pool play, depending on the number of teams. Play begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 26. Rain date: Sunday, April 27. For more information, contact the IM office at 273-7262. Open to students, faculty and staff.
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