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Monday, Feb. 23, 2009
UNI has begun a comprehensive self-study for continued accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission and is participating in the Foundations of Excellence program. More than 200 students, faculty and staff volunteers are working on the Foundations and HLC committees. See the latest update at:http://www.uni.edu/accreditation/uni_hlc_update1-09.pdf
Two new task forces, the Cost Containment Task Force and the Revenue Enhancement Task Force, will meet later this month to discuss strategies for cost containment and revenue enhancement across campus. President Allen will serve as chair of both task forces; a list of members can be found at http://www.uni.edu/president/univcomm/revenueenhancement.shtml and http://www.uni.edu/president/univcomm/costcontainment.shtml. More than 120 cost-saving and revenue-generating suggestions have been submitted to the Office of the President. Please continue to send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your e-bill is due Thursday, March 5. To register for summer classes your account must be current. Check MyUNIverse to see if you have an amount due.
ITS is changing the UNI e-mail system to enhance e-mail recovery capability. This improvement requires a complete e-mail system outage, which will occur from midnight to 3 a.m., Sunday, March 1. See http://www.uni.edu/its/us/commcorner/announce/ for more information.
UNI accounting students will offer free tax return preparation services from 5 to 7 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, in CBB 223. Students and the public are welcome. For more information, call 273-2394. See http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=4133
UNI is selling a wrecked 2008 Chevrolet Impala Sedan on Public Surplus. Visit www.publicsurplus.com for photos and complete information. This vehicle is being sold "as is" and the vehicle is on display at the Physical Plant by the big fuel tanks. Contact Vince at 273-3527 or email@example.com with questions or concerns. UNI is also selling a commercial/construction grade portable air compressor and musical instruments on Public Surplus.
The Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Committee is seeking feedback from the university community on the proposed "Purposes and Goals" statement for the LAC. The proposed statement is available at: http://www.uni.edu/lac/. Comments, suggestions and criticism can be made via e-mail to the LAC Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, via campus mail (zip:0335) or via a blog at http://weblogs.uni.edu/morgans/. All input from the UNI community is appreciated.
An audio transcript of the Feb. 11 Hot Topics in Education, "STEM and the Achievement Gap," is available online at http://mm1.uni.edu:8080/ramgen/1/pubrelrm/htie090211.ra. RealPlayer is needed to download the link.
UNI students Adam Haselhuhn and Jake Rudy are running for student body president and vice president. View their platform at www.adamandjake.com or join their Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=46123511449. Remember to vote Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 24 and 25, on MyUniverse.
All instructors of liberal arts core courses are eligible for the "Excellence in Liberal Arts Core Teaching" award (including adjunct instructors and tenured and tenure-track faculty). Criteria for the award and nomination forms are available from the LAC Web site at http://www.uni.edu/lac/. Nominations are due by Monday, March 9. Awards will be made during the all-faculty meeting at the start of fall semester.
There is still time to complete the UNI health survey (4,000 students were randomly selected and invited via email to participate.) The National College Health Assessment survey will take approximately 20 – 30 minutes. Participants who complete the survey will be entered to win an 8GB Ipod Touch (2nd Generation), and other prizes. Sponsored by University Health Services. Visit www.uni.edu/wellrec and click on the Health Survey tab for more information.
Attend the Spring Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23, in the Maucker Union Ballroom (new location). Some 90 employers will be available to talk with UNI students and alumni about internships and full-time jobs. Some will schedule for the Interview Day on Tuesday, Feb. 24. For information and a list of participating employers, including the majors they are seeking, visit http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/events/career/careerfair/spring.html. Sponsored by UNI Career Services.
The deadline for applications for the 2009-2010 Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership is 4 p.m., Friday, March 6. This $3,500 scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate students who have completed at least 30 credit hours at UNI, have a minimum GPA of 3.25 and will be returning for both fall and spring semester next year. Applicants are encouraged to apply using the common scholarship application at www.uni.edu/finaid/.
Come to an information session from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23, in GIL 007 to learn about the new exchange program in South Africa. Study in English; many undergraduate and graduate courses from which to select. Study for a summer, semester or academic year in Port Elizabeth for a low cost. Space is limited; apply soon. Scholarships are available.
Join the UNI Mac User Group for a workshop in Web design at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the Lang Mac Lab. Learn how to design Web sites quickly and easily in the Mac OS X program iWeb. Join the Facebook event at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=52184329351
The Undergraduate Teacher Education Student Advisory Council (UTESAC) is taking applications for the 2009-2010 year. All interested students with any teaching major are welcome. Applications are due by Friday, March 6. To qualify, students must be fully admitted to the Teacher Education Program at the time the appointment begins (fall 2009), have and maintain a 2.50 minimum GPA and be able to serve at least two semesters prior to student teaching. More information can be found at: http://sites.google.com/site/utesac. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education.
Come browse Rod Library's used-book sale in the library lobby. Sale items include adult and children's fiction and non-fiction books (hardcover and paperback) and other items removed from the library's collection. Hardcover books are $2 and paperbacks $1. Pay at the Circulation Desk. New items added regularly.
Student Admissions Ambassadors (SAA) is accepting applications for the fall 2009 semester. For more information and an application, visit http://www.uni.edu/admissions/saa/membership.html, or contact Nick Hanson (email@example.com). Applications are due Friday, March 27.
Register now for the IDEA Diversity Summit on Thursday, April 23, in Maucker Union. Learn about solutions to real-life problems in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. Faculty members, staff and students can learn to be an agent of change in their specialties. Student scholarships are available at www.uni.edu/diversity. Register at www.iowadiversitysummit.com.
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Come to St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center for a fish fry from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27. Tickets are $6, or four for $20. Call 266-9863 with questions.
Over the Rainbow's second-annual World Fair Fundraiser will take place from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 4, at the NCC Pepsi Pavilion on the Waterloo Cattle Congress Fairgrounds. The event aims to celebrate diversity in the Cedar Valley and raise money for impoverished women and children around the world. To learn more and, or, get involved, visit: http://www.over-therainbow.org/worldfairregistration.html. Sponsored by the UNI Portuguese Club.
The RRTTC/MIS will host an open house to celebrate its new office and lab locations Thursday, Feb. 26. The open house schedule is as follows: 11-11:30 a.m., RRTTC Office, CEEE 113; 11:45-12:15, MIS Testing Lab, Industrial Technology Center 13H; 12:30-1 p.m., Environmental Health/RRTTC lab, WRC 205. Light refreshments will be served.
Graduate students are invited to form a team (minimum of two people) to participate in the Trivial Pursuit Competition at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in the College Eye Room of Maucker Union. Feel free to bring snacks.
Find out about the challenges pre-K through 12 teachers face to integrate technology and new science, inquiry and/or math-based programs into the classroom while still meeting the need to increase student achievement, on Friday, Feb. 27. Spotlight Gallery (table displays) will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the ITTC student lounge. Spotlight presentations will take place every 30 minutes from 1 to 3 p.m., in the ITTC labs. There also will be UNI faculty teaching innovations. Register in ITTC 120. Sponsored by ITS-Educational Technology. Contact Doreen Hayek, firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-7300 with questions.
Alpha Phi's annual Volleyball Tournament will take place Saturday, Feb. 28, to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation and the American Heart Association (both charities fund and support cardiac care programs). Teams of six to eight with at least three females are necessary; $5 per person. Check-in is from 1 to 1:30 p.m. E-mail Ashley at email@example.com or Kelsey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Earth Science Planetarium is open for presentations to the public at 7 p.m., every Thursday through March 5. Shows are free and will start every 30 minutes; the last show is at 8:30 p.m. The planetarium is located in LAT 105. For more information, visit http://www.earth.uni.edu/obsvisit.html.
EntreFest!, Iowa's two-day conference for small business, will take place Thursday and Friday, March 5 and 6, at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Coralville. EntreFest! provides business owners and budding entrepreneurs an opportunity to learn, share and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit. EntreFest! is presented by a collaborative committee of Iowa's premier service providers including the UNI Regional Business Center and UNI Business and Community Services division. The conference is $79 per person. For more information, visit www.entrefest.com or contact Amy Kuhlers at 273-4328 or email@example.com.
The UNI Honors Program will team up with honor societies across campus for Honors Week 2009, April 13 through 18. Honors Week is an opportunity for students and advisers of honor societies to celebrate scholastic achievement and recognize academic work. E-mail Heather Birk at firstname.lastname@example.org if your society wants to get involved.
T-shirts, sweatshirts, scrubs, unusual buttons and bumperstickers will be available at the UNI Kappa Delta Pi sale in the SEC lobby from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, and Wednesday, Feb. 25. Proceeds will benefit KDP educational and service projects.
Camp Multimedia (CMM), a digital media summer camp for high school students, based at UNI, will expand to two weeks this summer, and will offer a residential experience option with overnight stays in UNI residence halls. The camp offers intense instruction from UNI media professors and industry professionals. Using Photoshop, Flash, After Effects and digital video editing, students learn how to integrate images, 2-D and 3-D animation and video together in professional-level projects. Students will have the opportunity to learn basic multimedia programming skills during the second week. Taught by computer science professors at UNI, students will learn how computers represent digital images and sounds, manipulate media and create customized effects. For more details, go to: www.campmultimedia.com
Seeds of Hope, an organization that advocates for victims of sexual assault, will collect new or gently used sweatshirts, sweatpants and T-shirts to make sexual assault kits to distribute to local hospitals, Monday, March 2 through Friday, March 13. Drop off clothes in any residence hall office on campus. Contact Jessica Reschly at email@example.com for more information.
All cancer survivors are invited at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in the Maucker Union Ballroom for a short get-together. We will discuss this year's Relay for Life and get to know one another. E-mail Randee Dewey at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Explore ways to help students understand mathematical concepts of pattern, probability and combinations using sequencing to create studies of movements, from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, in the CME, Maucker Union. RSVP by Wednesday, March 4, to 273-3658 or email@example.com.
Men's basketball hosts Evansville at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, in the McLeod Center in the regular-season finale.
Track and Field hosts the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference indoor championships Saturday, Feb. 28, and Sunday, March 1, in the UNI-Dome.
The UNI Gallery of Art will present "Another Voice: Political Illustration from the Late Twentieth Century (1981–1999)," through Thursday, March 5. The exhibition is curated by Patrick JB Flynn and features works by illustrators Michael Duffy and David McLimans. Sponsored in part by the UNI College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Free and open to the public.
UNI Best Buddies, in collaboration with the Department of Special Education, will host a showing of the film, '"Including Samuel," at 6 p.m., Monday, March 2, in SEC 252. "This documentary film is built on one family's efforts to include their son, Samuel, in all facets of school and community." Popcorn will be sold to support the Best Buddies organization. For more information, visit http://www.includingsamuel.com or e-mail Amy Petersen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keshab Simkhada, STORM Project research associate in the UNI Department of Earth Science, will give a presentation on "Environmental Air Quality as a Profession" at 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23, in LAT 125.
The UNI Campus Activities Board will host "Green Building Upgrades: Lessons from the University of Oregon" at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the Lang Auditorium. Dennis Munroe, director of the physical education and recreation department at the University of Oregon, will discuss the successes of current projects at Oregon, as well as present options to make UNI a more sustainable and energy-efficient campus.
Tyler O'Brien, assistant professor of anthropology, will present "The Forensic Anthropology of Human Skeletons" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the University Museum. There be will graphic and disturbing images included in this presentation. Materials presented are not meant to be seen by children or those with a weak stomach.
The UNI Art and Architecture Committee will present a lecture on "Public Art on the UNI Campus" featuring Tom Stancliffe, professor of sculpture, from 3:30 to 430 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, in KAB 111. The presentation will provide a brief background regarding the Iowa Art in State Buildings program and provide important information regarding the process of commissioning work for various campus projects.
Joe McGovern, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, will discuss the challenges that come with managing land on a statewide level, at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center. These challenges range from the protection of the natural resources to setting up easements with private land owners. For more information, contact Ryan Welch at 273-3828 or e-mail email@example.com.
Michael Blackwell, director of the Center for Multicultural Education, will discuss "The Leadership of Martin Luther King Jr." from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in SEC 252. The lecture/discussion is part of a series of lectures, leadership panels and workshops by the Leadership Studies Program. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898.
CROW Forum will be at noon, Monday, March 2, in the CME 109A. Atul Mitra, management, will present "Gender and Personality Differences in Perceptions of Changes in Pay Levels." Women's and Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff and the community are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.
Special Agent Jack Liao, Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation, will explain how death investigations are conducted, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, at the University Museum. The discussion will include collecting evidence, preserving the crime scene, manner of death, weapon of death, mechanisms of death and more. Graphic and disturbing images will be included in this presentation. Materials presented are not meant to be seen by children or those with a weak stomach.
Harry Brod will present "Beyond, 'But we were both drinking!' The Ethics and Erotics of Sexual Consent" at 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. A drawing for prizes will follow. Visit www.uni.edu/violenceservices and click on the logo for more information.
The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 9, at the UNI Museum to discuss "Crashing Through: the Extraordinary True Story of a Man Who Dared to See" by Robert Kurson. All are welcome without having read the book.
Judy Jeffrey, director of the Iowa Department of Education, will deliver a UNI Distinguished Lecture at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in SEC 244/245. Jeffrey will discuss the state of education in Iowa and its future. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mary Herring, 273-2719.
The Student Nature Society will meet at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Greenhouse classroom to prepare for the annual plant sale by making plant cuttings. There will be pizza and a discussion of activities for the semester, including Earth Week.
Cedar River Productions is gearing up for another semester of video production projects and workshops. A meeting takes place at 5 p.m., every Thursday, in the Lang Hall Production Studio (behind the Interpreter's Theatre).
Every Monday and Wednesday in February, learn about studying abroad in Prague and the Czech Republic. Locations in Gilchrist vary by week; contact the Study Abroad Office in GIL 28 to find out where to meet.
The Student Association of Middle Level Educators meets the second and fourth Monday of every month in the fifth floor lounge of the SEC. Meetings are from 7:30-8:30 p.m. with pizza provided. Help plan a leadership conference for local 8th graders. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://unisamle.googlepages.com for more information.
Bill Staines will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23, in KUNI's studio on the third floor of the CAC. For 35 years, Staines has traveled across North America, singing at festivals, folksong societies, colleges, concerts, clubs and coffeehouses. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12. For broadcast times and stations, visit http://www.iowapublicradio.org.
Writers, dancers, choreographers and performance artists can work from poetry and text, or begin with movement in order to discover the textures that assist in communicating through performance, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, in the CME. Problem solving exercises will provide the tools to excavate ideas, movement and text. The workshop is free, but registration is required. RSVP by Wednesday, Feb. 25 by calling 273-3658 or e-mailing email@example.com. Workshop participation is limited to 25 people.
The Strayer-Wood Theatre and School of Music will present the Marx Brothers-inspired Hollywood musical comedy, "A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine," Friday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 8. Read more about this musical at http://www.uni.edu/theatre. Tickets are $17; free for UNI students. Call 273-6381 for more information.
Assistant professor of horn Yu-Ting Su will present a recital at 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
See "Evidence" at 7:30 p.m, Saturday, Feb. 28, at the GBPAC. Ronald K. Brown and his dance company, Evidence, blend African, modern ballet and hip-hop to tell stories about what matters to the human experience. For more information and tickets, visit www.gbpac.com or call 3-4TIX. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount on tickets.
The UNI Suzuki School will present its bi-annual recital weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 28 and March 1, in Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
See "The Pajama Game" at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday, March 1, at the GBPAC. For more information and tickets, visit www.gbpac.com or call 273-4TIX. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount on tickets.
Under the direction of faculty artist Chris Merz and graduate student conductors, the School of Music will present a jazz combos concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 2, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Graduate students Bonnie Alger and Katherine Johns will coordinate the annual Women Composers' Concert at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Percussion professor and faculty artist Randy Hogancamp will direct the UNI Percussion & West African Drum Ensembles in a spring concert, along with UNI’s new Taiko drum ensemble Kaji-Daiko, at 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Marek Kudlicki will offer an organ recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. Kudlicki has been a featured performer at numerous international festivals and has toured the world performing and conducting. This event is free and open to the public.
Grammy Award winner Edgar Meyer will join the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony on works by Ives, Copeland and Meyer himself, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 7, at the GBPAC. College student rush tickets will be available the day of the show for $5 with a valid I.D. Call 273-4849 or visit wcfsymphony.org for more information.
Do you "love healthy?" Find out by clicking on the "love healthy" icon at www.uni.edu/violenceservices.
A free, anonymous assessment will give you feedback regarding your individual pattern of marijuana use and how it might be affecting different areas of your life. Visit www.uni.edu/subabuse and click on the "e-Toke" banner to access this resource.
If you choose to drink, plan ahead for your own personal safety and well-being with a wallet-sized card that will help you "Watch Your Blood Alcohol Level & Stay in Your Green Zone." To find out more and order your free card, visit www.uni.edu/subabuse and click on the "B.A.C." logo.
Find out if you have healthy eating attitudes and behaviors by taking an eating attitudes test from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, in WRC 104. The test will be done on a drop-in basis and will take about 30 minutes. Contact Joan Thompson for more information at 273-2198.
Contact Kathy Green, Wellness and Recreation Services, at 273-6921 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a personal consultation to help you develop strategies for quitting.
Intramural tennis and racquetball doubles are open to men and women. Registration will take place Monday through Wednesday, March 2 - 4, in the WRC 161. Play will begin Monday, March 9 (pool play with a single elimination championship). Call 273-7262 with questions.
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