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Monday, March 1, 2010
Ellen Kullman, chair of the board and CEO of DuPont, will be the inaugural speaker for a new distinguished guest lecture series featuring top corporate leaders. Kullman will speak at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 4, in the GBPAC. In 2009, Kullman ranked No. 7 on both Fortune and Forbes lists of most powerful women.
UNI has been named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Honorees are chosen based on the scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of students in service activities, incentives for service and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses. For a complete list of Honor Roll recipients, visit http://www.learnandserve.gov/about/programs/higher_ed_honorroll.asp.
You are invited to take part in a survey about political attitudes and involvement for an honors thesis research project. It should take approximately 10 minutes and is available through your MyUNIverse portal starting Wednesday, March 3. All participants will be entered to win one of five $25 gift cards to Target. Contact Mary Jo Halder, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
UNI surplus has eight pianos currently on auction at www.publicsurplus.com. There are three Steinway grand pianos and five studio (upright) pianos. These online auctions end on Monday and Tuesday, March 1 and 2. For more information, contact Vince at 273-3527 or email@example.com with any questions.
If your organization, student group or department would like to have a booth at Earth Day 2010, visit http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e2ozw7mqg4vkh68q/start. Exhibiting organizations should promote a healthy and sustainable environment or be Earth Day related.
Join President Allen at the 2010 Sustainability Forum from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 22, at the Maucker Union University Room, as a culmination of on-campus Earth Day festivities. Get an update on "green" programs and activities, learn about UNI's progress since the 2009 Campus Conversation on Sustainability and take a look at what's ahead. Keynote speaker to be announced.
For this year's student challenge, UNI students are raising money for a scholarship fund to benefit students who want to engage in philanthropy. Visit www.uni-foundation.org/studentgift to leave your paw print.
If you're thinking about taking classes this summer, stop by the Office of Student Financial Aid in GIL 105 for Summer Aid Days on March 9 and 10. Get help determining what type of aid will be available for this summer as well as working out a summer budget. Refreshments will be available.
KULT 94.5 is accepting applications for the following positions for 2010-2011: Webmaster (for immediate hire), general manager, program director, sales/promotions director, music directors, sports director and news director. Applications and job descriptions are available from the KULT Web site, the KULT office in Maucker Union and LNG 326. For more information, contact Francesca Soans, chair of the Board of Control for Student Broadcasting, firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to receive applications has been extended to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 4, by e-mail or in LNG 359.
Volunteers are needed to assist the Cedar Bend Humane Society during its annual phone-a-thon from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., March 2-4. Volunteers will read from a provided script. Volunteers may contact the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information regarding this and other volunteer opportunities.
Volunteers are needed to assist with the Maple Syrup Festival at Hartman Reserve Nature Center on Saturday and Sunday, March 6 and 7, for the following shifts: 6:30 to 10:15 a.m. or 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information.
Asking what you can do for your country? Peace Corps has an answer. Attend an information session, learn what it's like to be a Peace Corps Volunteer and become inspired by those who have returned from service around the world. Information Session/Video Conference will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 4, in ITTC StudioIT 1 (room 134). Apply at www.peacecorps.gov/application. Allow 12+ months for the entire application and placement process. For assistance, call 800-424-8580 to speak with a returned Peace Corps volunteer regional recruiter.
If you can surf the Internet, you can start an online business. This class will provide enough information to start an Internet-based business. Class topics include: the benefits of starting a Web site-based business, the ability to launch a business while keeping your current job and a review of the four basic Internet business models including advertising based, retail, forum and service. The class meets five Thursday evenings in April, starting Thursday, April 1, in the BCS. For information on registration, visit http://www.myentre.net/SpecialProjectsPage/tabid/186/Default.aspx.
The deadline for applications for the 2010-2011 Dr. Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership is 4 p.m., Friday, March 5. 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 semesters next year. Applicants are encouraged to apply using the Common Scholarship Application at www.uni.edu/finaid/.
Stressed out? Learn techniques to decrease stress and anxiety and live more fully at the Stress Management Workshop, from 3 to 4 p.m., Friday, March 5, at the UNI Counseling Center, SHC 103. Call 273-2676 to preregister; space is limited.
Having problems getting your point across? Learn assertive communication skills at the Effective Communication Workshop from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, March 8, at the Counseling Center, SHC 103. Call 273-2676 to preregister; space is limited.
The Undergraduate Teacher Education Student Advisory Council (UTESAC) is seeking new members. This group provides student input for both the director of teacher education and the Council on Teacher Education. Interested teacher education students must apply by Friday, March 5. To qualify, students must be fully admitted to the Teacher Education Program at the time the appointment begins, have and maintain a 2.50 minimum GPA, and be able to serve at least two semesters prior to student teaching (preferably more). For more information or an application visit http://sites.google.com/site/utesac. Contact Melissa Heston at email@example.com.
Check out TWLOHA, a group working to raise awareness about depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide, at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, in the Maucker Union Elm Room. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or check it out on Facebook: To Write Love On Her Arms (UNI).
Like games? Gamer Brigade prides itself on tailoring to everyone. Like Halo? Magic the Gathering? Dungeons and Dragons? Monopoly? All are welcome to play 6 to 10 p.m., Fridays, SRL 115.
The Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization/Students In Free Enterprise (CEO/SIFE) meeting will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, in BCS 33. The meeting is open to all CEO and SIFE members and students interested in becoming members. Call 273-JPEC(5732) or e-mail www.jpec.org for details.
Enter to win a $50 University Book and Supply gift card and attend the UNI Economics Club Financial Literacy Seminar. Hear from Veridian Credit Union brokers about saving for retirement at 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Bring your lunch.
Presbyterian Campus Connections presents a new faith-based discussion series, "Living the Questions," at 7 p.m., every Wednesday, in the main area of Maucker Union. Look for the purple tablecloth. "Living the Questions" is a DVD series meant to help students wrestle with basic questions often avoided by the Christianity with which they grew up. Come discuss what Christianity is all about for this generation. For more information, see the Facebook event page or visit www.livingthequestions.com.
Enjoy a variety of carnival games and food items from 8 to 9 p.m., Thursday, March 4, in the Maucker Union, in honor of Customer Appreciation Week. Come early for Thursdaze and enjoy the fun and prizes from Prexy's, Chats and Essentials.
The UNI Diversity Coalition meets every Thursday at 7 p.m., in Maucker Union Oak Room (lower level). Participate in icebreakers, discussion and action to move the university towards a more harmonious and inclusive community.
Do you know your trivia? Come to Maucker Union at 9:30 p.m., Thursday, March 4, to test your knowledge on pop culture trivia about celebrities, movies, TV shows, sports, recent events and more. The last team or individual standing will win a cash prize of $250. Free food and refreshments will be provided. Join our Facebook group "UNI CAB" for more information on upcoming events. This event is sponsored by Veridian.
Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society will sell T-shirts and related items from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, in the SEC second-floor lobby. Proceeds will benefit KDP educational and service projects.
The Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Girl Scouts have partnered with the UNI Dance Team to present "Dancing with the Cedar Valley Stars," at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, in Lang Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and can be reserved at the Waterloo Girl Scout Office, 232-6601. Proceeds will benefit the Thursday, March 25 event, "An Evening with Shawn Johnson," in the McLeod Center.
QUASH is the Quest to Unravel Alzheimer's Scavenger Hunt, and it's coming to UNI on Saturday, April 24. This fundraising and awareness event is part physical, part mental and all for a good cause. Proceeds benefit Alzheimer's care, support and research. Visit http://www.QUASHnow.org to register your team or, for more information
Mark your calendars for the UNI Greenhouse's Annual Plant Sale. Doors will open at 7 a.m, Tuesday, April 27, with plants for sale that were grown from the greenhouse's own collection. For more information, contact Billie Hemmer at email@example.com.
Applications are being accepted for fourth and fifth graders who are interested in a week-long, day camp on entrepreneurship to be held at UNI from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily, June 14-18. Students will develop a business idea, create and sell products and visit local businesses. Lunch, materials and a T-shirt are included in the $139 fee. Scholarships are available for those in need. Applications are due by Wednesday, April 7; visit www.jpec.org/camp.htm for more information.
Camp Multimedia (CMM) is a digital media summer camp for middle school students, June 14-18. The camp offers intense instruction in digital media production: Photoshop, Flash, After Effects and digital video and operates out of the advanced media lab facilities in Lang Hall. Students learn how to integrate images, 2-D and 3-D animation, special effects and video together in professional-level projects; visit digital production studios in the Cedar Valley; and get inspired by UNI media professors, industry professionals and fellow peers. Students entering sixth grade in fall 2010 are eligible, as are students just graduating from ninth grade in June 2010. For more information, visit http://www.campmultimedia.com.
Women's basketball hosts Missouri State at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, March 4. UNI will wrap up the regular season when it hosts Wichita State at 3:05 p.m., Saturday, March 6. Both games will be in the McLeod Center.
Discover the journey your coffee takes from crop to cup at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, at the University Museum. Dawn Wilson, owner of Cup of Joe in Cedar Falls, will discuss the differences between direct trade and fair trade, and organic and shade-grown coffee. This event is free and open to the public.
"Maquilapolis" [city of factories], a film by Vicky Funari and Sergio De La Torre, will be shown at 7 p.m.,Tuesday, March 23, in the Rod Library Multipurpose Room 324. This film explores the multinationally owned factories that came to Mexico for its cheap labor. The factory workers who appear in the film have been involved in every stage of production, from planning to shooting, from scripting to outreach. This collaborative process breaks with the traditional documentary practice of dropping into a location, shooting and leaving with the "goods," which would only repeat the pattern of the maquiladora itself. For more information, call the Women's and Gender Studies office, 273-7102.
In preparation for the visit by the Dalai Lama, UNI Department of Residence Dining Services will offer Tibetan foods from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, at Piazza Dining Center; and 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Rialto Dining Center. Tibetan food to be served includes churu soup, a blue cheese and chili soup with Tibetan spices; pork ribs with radishes and spices; carrot barfi, a pudding-like dessert with carrots and cashews; and cream cheese barfi, similar to cheesecake. The cost is $9.50 for the general public, payable by cash or check; students can use their meal plan, dining dollars, cash or check. "Kundun," the true-life story of the Dalai Lama and his struggle to lead a nation at one of the most challenging times in its history, will follow at 8 p.m. at the CME. Tibetan tea and rice pudding will be served.
Jesse Koch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will present "The Imprint of Glaciation on Tropical Carbonate Systems: An Example from the Late Paleozoic." The seminar will take place at 4 p.m., Monday, March 1, in LAT 125.
Learn about debt and equity options for financing a small business as well as basic information on finance from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, March 1, in BCS 33, or 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, in BCS 128. Advanced registration is required. To register, call the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at 273-5732 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To kick off Women's History Month, the Women's and Gender Studies Program will sponsor a diverse panel of women to discuss gender roles around the world, how they are portrayed and how women's roles in the global community are formed, supported and changed. The panel will take place from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, in the CME.
Suzanne Freedman, associate professor of educational psychology and foundations, will discuss basic concepts related to forgiveness, the Dalai Lama's perspective and implications for interpersonal relationships and society. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, March 3, in Maucker Union College Eye Room. This event is free and open to the public.
Tales from the Trenches is a three-part series featuring the perspectives of business owners on how they navigate their businesses through the current economic times. David Sparks, president of Heartwood Investments, will present a young company's perspective at 8 a.m., Thursday, March 4, in BCS 33. Refreshments will be served. Please register at 273-JPEC or email@example.com.
A panel on educational leadership will take place from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, March 4, in SEC 252. Panel members are Linda Allen, vice president for academic affairs at Hawkeye Community College, and Victoria Robinson, associate professor of educational leadership. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 273-6898
Professor of music education Kevin Droe will coordinate a Kodály Music Education Workshop at 8 a.m., Saturday, March 6, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL Hall. For more information, contact Kevin.Droe@uni.edu.
ADP's News Talk presents Bill Stigliani, professor, Center for Energy and Environmental Education, who will discuss Pentagon reports on how climate change may affect national security. The presentation will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 6, at University Book and Supply. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 273-6898.
The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 8, at UNI Museum to discuss "Al' America: Travels through America's Arab and Islamic Roots" by Jonathan Curiel who describes the important contributions to America of the Arab-Muslim world. Tanis Diedrichs is discussion leader. All are welcome.
"How to Write and Interpret a Journal Manuscript Review" will be presented by Carissa Froyum, Marybeth Stalp and Megan Tesene, staff members of the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, in the Maucker Union Oak Room. The workshop is for faculty and graduate students and will address: 1)The purpose of peer review in academia; 2) How to structure and write a review; 3) How to interpret a review that you receive; and 4) What to do (or say) after receiving a review. Bring your lunch. Cookies will be provided.
Christoper Barber, graduate student, will lead the discussion on "Early Tallgrass Prairie Reconstruction Establishment using Micronutrient and Mycorrhizal Inoculant on Native Seeds," at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, Tallgrass Prairie Center (located ¼ mile west of the McLeod Center on W. 27th St.). Barber will discuss the effects of mycorrhizal inoculant and a micronutrient powdered seed coating on native plant establishment in a new tallgrass prairie reconstruction. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, at 273-3828, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emily Machen, assistant professor, history, will present "Women, the Veil, and Freedom: Europe and Islam in the Twenty-First Century" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, in SRL 115. The event is free and open to the public.
The Strayer-Wood Theatre presents its first senior showcase production, Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women," 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, March 4-6, and 2 p.m., Sunday, March 7. Winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize, "Three Tall Women" is a compelling yet witty story of an elderly woman taking stock of her past while facing her inevitable passing. Looking back, the woman, with the aid of her caregiver and young attorney, must find a way to come to terms with the decisions, accomplishments and failures of her life. Tickets are $14 for general public and free for UNI students. Call 273-6381 for more information.
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 1, Bengtson Auditorium, RSL Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI viola studio will present a spring concert at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Assistant professor of clarinet Amanda McCandless will present a full recital with repertoire and additional performers to be announced at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, in GBPAC, Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of visiting percussion professor Joshua Armstrong, the UNI Percussion and West African Drum Ensembles will offer the first of their spring concerts at 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, in GBPAC, Davis Hall along with UNI's Taiko drum ensemble Kaji-Daiko. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music professor of viola Julia Bullard will coordinate a weekend-long Viola Festival March 6- 7, including performances and master classes on viola. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Julia.Bullard@uni.edu.
UNI Interpreters Theatre presents "Reefer Madness" written by Joe Landry and directed by graduate student Rachelle Saunders at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, March 3-6 in LNG 040. For more information visit the UNI Interpreters Theatre at www.uni.edu/interptheatre or call 273-2640.
The Soweto Gospel Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 5, at the GBPAC. Winner of two Grammy Awards, the Soweto Gospel Choir was formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount on their tickets. Call 273-4TIX (4849).
The Acting Company will perform "Romeo and Juliet" at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 7, at the GBPAC. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount on their tickets. Call 273-4TIX (4849) or visit www.gbpac.org for more information.
The Acoustic Artist Series will present artist Hana Pestle at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, in the University Room (lower level of the Maucker Union). Stop by Chats before the show to enjoy discounted coffee exclusively for the Acoustic Artist Series.
Women's History Month will culminate with the production of Heroic Beloved, a solo dance performance by world-renowned Leslie Friedman. This performance is a full-length dance concert choreographed and performed by Friedman, celebrating women throughout history. The show begins at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, in Lang Auditorium. Friedman was sponsored on three solo world tours for the U.S. State Department, performing in India, China, Sri Lanka, Hungary, Great Britain, Spain, Egypt and Tunisia. She has taught all over the world and brings her message of powerful women to audiences everywhere.
Walk the Labyrinth will from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, March 5, in the Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom. At first glance the labyrinth may look like a maze but it's more than that. Walking the labyrinth can be a form of centering, slowing down and/or meditating, bringing gifts of insight, wisdom and peace. For more information, contact Joan Thompson at email@example.com or 273-2137.
Looking for a good place to workout where it's not so congested? Consider using the WRS Health Beat in Maucker Union. Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday. If you have any questions, call 273-2239. Health Beat lockers are available for rent (by the semester). Ask a fitness supervisor at Health Beat, or contact Kristy Leen, WRS personal fitness coordinator, at 273-7167 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let a personal trainer design a program with your specific fitness goals in mind. Trainers are results driven and want you to succeed. Contact Kristy Leen 273-7167 or e-mail email@example.com or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html.
Make your spring break in Cedar Falls better with a massage in the WRC 104. Licensed massage therapist Katie Hover will offer massages 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 16 and Wednesday, March 17. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/massage_therapy.html for pricing and more information. Call 273-6119 to schedule. Appointments will fill quickly so call today.
Customer Appreciation Week is being celebrated March 1-5 at Prexy's, Chats and Essentials in Maucker Union; Biscotti's in Redeker Center; and 23rd Street Market in Commons. There will be carnival games, prizes and food specials each day. Monday, bring a refillable mug for a free coffee refill, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., at Prexy's, Chats, Biscotti's and 23rd Street Market. Bring a refillable beverage bottle for a free fountain drink refill, from 2 to 4 p.m. See promotions in each venue at www.uni.edu/dor and link to Retail Promotions.
No extended check out for reserve materials during spring break. All youth books (seven-day) checked out Saturday, March 6, are due Monday, March 22. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your catID.
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