MyUNIverse News is the official UNI news source for students. It is distributed each Monday during the academic year by the Office of University Marketing & Public Relations. Information is also available on the MyUNIverse Web site at: http://myuniverse.uni.edu Information presented will include announcements about campus programs, financial aid, employment, building hours, student resources and events. Click on the links provided for more information.
To avoid exceeding your UNI e-mail account space limit, delete MyUNIverse News after reading it. Past issues are available on the MyUNIverse Web site at http://myuniverse.uni.edu
Monday, March 8, 2010
From 3 to 9 a.m., on Monday, March 15, MyUNIverse will undergo system maintenance. MyUNIverse and the download of restricted software will be affected by this outage. WebCT, MEMFIS, ResQPortal and e-mail will not be affected.
On Monday, April 5, the B parking lot north of the Multimodal Transportation Center will be closed until mid August in preparation for the installation of solar panels for the building. The area will be used for the placement of steel beams and heavy equipment needed for the project. The facility will be open for A , G and pay-by-space use up to the second level. If you have questions, contact Brent Richmond at 273-5374.
Do you know of students who are deserving of recognition? If so, nominate them for a Student Leadership Award. Applications are available at www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter or in the Student Involvement and Activities Center, third floor of Maucker Union. For more information, contact Steffoni Smith at 273-7422 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due by 4 p.m., Monday, April 5.
The UNI Honors Program will team up with honor societies across campus for Honors Week 2010, April 10-17. Honors Week is an opportunity for students and advisers of honor societies to celebrate scholastic achievement and recognize academic work. E-mail Brittany VanArkel at email@example.com if your society wants to get involved.
The Office of Student Financial Aid has posted the first edition of Prowling for Ca$h newsletter at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/student_newsletter/Prowling_for_Cash_Spring_10.pdf. This newsletter provides information to assist students with financing their education. This edition contains information on summer financial aid, consortium agreements, summer study abroad, private loan counseling, student employment, year-round pell and more. Questions, comments, or requests for topics of interest in future newsletters may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Web site for the COE dean search is available at http://www.uni.edu/coe/deansearch/ and linked from the COE Web site. Visit the site for the position announcement, committee members, profile, calendar and updates on the search process. Maxine Davis, instructional resources and technology services, coordinated the efforts to develop the site.
Barbara Cutter and Mike Licari have been named co-chairs of the UNI Higher Learning Commission Reaccreditation Committee. Cutter is a member of the Department of History and is an administrative fellow in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. Licari is the interim head of the Department of Political Science. They replace Bev Kopper who has been named provost at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. A full list of reaccreditation committee members and updates on the process can be found at http://www.uni.edu/accreditation/.
The UNI Television Network has been redeveloped. The UNI-TV Network delivers the latest UNI news, lectures, upcoming events and entertainment. UNI-TV airs daily from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m on channels 95.3 (CFU), 79.5 (Mediacom) and channels 21 and 25 in campus residences. Visit its new Web site, www.uni.edu/unitv, for more information about this cable network as well as the latest programming schedule.
You're 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, email@example.com with any questions.
The UNI Multicultural Teaching Alliance and the Muchas Manos Lightwork Organizations will have an informational board about Haiti on display from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, March 8, in the Maucker Union. The display will focus on the nation's independence, history and culture. For more information contact MTA Historian Ramon Cantu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 summer as well as working out a summer budget. Refreshments will be available.
The Circle is a book discussion group for adults who read youth literature. It meets at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 11, in Rod Library in the Youth Collection to discuss picture books, full-length fiction and nonfiction. Follow the link for more details http://www.library.uni.edu/collections/youth-collection/circle.
The Grout Museum District needs Spring Break Get Away assistants to volunteer with various activities from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 16, Thursday, March 18, and Friday, March 19. Times are flexible. Contact the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information.
Auditions for the 2010 Panther Marching Band Color Guard will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 10 in the West Gym. For audition information visit http://www.uni.edu/music/marchingband/colorguard/index.html. RSVP by Wednesday, March 31, to email@example.com.
Warm weather... Orlando... Mickey Mouse... Wouldn't you like an internship with the Walt Disney Company? This paid internship is a one-of-a-kind experience. Learn about the Disney College Program at an information session at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, in StudioIT 1 room 134, located in the ITTC. RSVP to Tera Edmunds at firstname.lastname@example.org and please bring headphones.
Friday, March 12, is the last day to drop a full semester class without an "F." ITS-Educational Technology offers two workshop series, Mastering Microsoft Office and Creating Web Pages, for 1 hour of credit. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/credit.shtml for complete details including pre-registration information.
The UNI Academic Learning Center has posted "UNI Tutoring Services & Resources" at www.uni.edu/unialc. This resource will provide UNI students, faculty and staff with a comprehensive listing of free academic support available at UNI. For more information, call 273-2361.
Free workshops for UNI students, staff and faculty will be offered twice in March, From 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, March 29, in BCS 33 (space is limited to 36 people), and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, in BCS 128 (space is limited to 6 people). Advanced registration required at email@example.com or 273-JPEC (5732).
Tired of being tired? Discover the impact of getting too little sleep and learn how to get more restful sleep at the Getting Good ZZZs Workshop. It will be held at the UNI Counseling Center from 3 to 4 p.m., Friday, March 26, SHC 103. Call 273-2676 to preregister as space is limited.
The Department of Residence's Inclusive Communities Team will host "Common Ground" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday, March 28, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. This event will provide a safe environment for participants to listen and learn about different approaches to faith and beliefs. The purpose of Common Ground is to help individuals knit together commonalities of religious background through informed panelists and friendly table conversations. This program is open to students, faculty and staff. For more information, contact TJ Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-2080.
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 April 1, in the BCS. For information on registration, visit http://www.myentre.net/SpecialProjectsPage/tabid/186/Default.aspx.
Join UNI Fellowship of Christian Athletes at 8 p.m., Monday, March 8, in the West Gym. Enjoy a guest speaker and a fun activity, meet new people, relax and grow in your faith. For more information check it out on Facebook: UNIFCA.
Awareness for Individuals with Disabilities (AID) will meet at 3 p.m., Monday, March 8, in the Maucker Union Elm Room. AID is open to all UNI students, with and without a disability, and plans a variety of educational events during the semester. For more information e-mail email@example.com.
Still have questions about student teaching? Come to the NISEA meeting and hear a panel of student teachers (from Iowa, out-of-state and international) discuss their experiences in the classroom, the teacher work sample and answer any questions you might have. The meeting is from 8 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, in SEC 129. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join UNI Society for Human Resource Management and guest speaker Lauren Pellymounter to learn about service opportunities during its group meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 11, in CBB 1 and 3. Free snacks and drinks will be provided.
The UNI American Sign Language Club's next meeting will be at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, in the Maucker Union State College Room. John Juergens and Steve Slater, both UNI alumni, will be guest speakers. Open to all students regardless of hearing status or signing ability. Check it out on Facebook:
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.
Visiting artist Mark Fisher will present a trombone master class at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 11, in Graham Hall, RSL Hall. Assistant principal/second trombonist and bass trumpet with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and principal trombone of the Santa Fe Opera, Fisher is also a member of Chicago's Asbury Brass Quintet. This event is free and open to the public.
The 17th-annual College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Student Research Conference will be held Saturday, April 17. The keynote address, "Revisiting human estrus: How women's sexual interests change across the ovulatory cycle," is by Steve Gangestad, distinguished professor at the University of New Mexico. Students' research abstracts will be accepted until Wednesday, March 10. Early registration, which includes lunch, is now through March 26. Cost is $10. Registration after Friday, March 26 costs $15. All students are welcome. For more information and to register and submit abstracts, visit www.psych.uni.edu/conference.
Green Iowa AmeriCorps has organized a Weatherization Blitz Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 13, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 715 College St. Learn energy-saving techniques. Bring a sack lunch. RSVP by Wednesday, March 10, by e-mailing email@example.com or calling 273-7233 with name and phone number. Walk-ins are welcome. Open to anyone 13 or older. Want to weatherize your home? Just let us know.
Over the Rainbow Health and Education Services and American Humanics will host the third-annual World Fair from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 10, at the Pepsi Pavilion, Cattle Congress, in Waterloo. Cost is $1 for children under 12 and $3 for adults. The event will feature entertainment from Brazilian 2wins & Band, bagpiping and more. There also will be a kids carnival, food tasting, booths and a world market. To volunteer or for more information, contact Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join baristas from regional Starbucks locations for a coffee tasting from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 27, at the University Museum. Sample coffees from Africa/Arabia and discuss growing, harvesting and brewing methods. Learn about cultural rituals and traditions and try out tasty food pairings. Cost is $10. Call 273-2188 to register by March 25.
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.
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.
Ruth Anne Gooden, a former one-room school teacher, will discuss her experience teaching in Iowa's rural schools from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 27, at Marshall Center School, West 23rd & Indiana streets. Following, enjoy a screening of the Emmy Award-winning IPTV documentary, "Iowa’s One Room Schoolhouses."
Barbara J. Berg will visit UNI at 7 p.m., Monday, March 8, at the CME, for a lecture regarding her research and her new book, "Sexism in America: Alive, Well, and Ruining Our Future." Books are available for purchase at University Book and Supply.
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.
Erik Camayd-Freixas, a federally certified interpreter who translated at federal hearings in Waterloo after the 2008 Postville immigration raid, will visit UNI and participate in two public events. Starting at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, in the UNI CME, he will participate in a discussion and question-and-answer session, and at 7 p.m. he will speak at St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center (1019 W. 23rd St.). Further information is available at: http://www.uni.edu/kessler/INSERT-Immigrant-Rights-and-American-Values.pdf.
"Black Holes, Galaxies and the Evolution of the Universe," by Megan Urry, Yale University, will be presented at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Urry, visiting UNI as part of the Begeman Lecture Series, is a world authority on the Hubble Space Telescope. She is currently Israel Munson Professor of Physics and Astronomy, the director of the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics and chair of physics at Yale. The Begeman lectures are general, physical science-focused talks accessible to a broad audience, including middle-and high-school students.
Adam Butler, psychology, will present "College Student Employment and Alcohol Use" as part of the Sigma XI Lecture Series: Practical Applications of Science, at 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, in MSH 101.
Christopher 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 email@example.com.
Emily Machen, 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.
Since Green Iowa AmeriCorps began serving Black Hawk and Linn counties in January 2009, members have donated more than 40,000 service hours to these communities through energy education, free home weatherization and numerous outreach projects. A Green Iowa AmeriCorps community update will take place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 12, at the Cedar Falls Public Library, 524 Main St. RSVP by Wednesday, March 10. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 273-7233.
You’ve got a great idea for starting a business, but finding the cash to do it looks impossible. Learn about some new funding sources that you may not have thought about previously. David James will share his experiences in starting his restaurant using the Targeted Small Business (TSB) Program. Log on to www.myentre.net at noon, Thursday, March 11, for this free, interactive webinar.
Joanie Shafer, UNI student of anthropology, will discuss a study she completed on the social norms of coffee culture at a locally-owned coffeehouse at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, at the University Museum. Discover how the importance of a particular environment can affect the persons residing within it. This event is free and open to the public.
This six-week workshop is designed for the chronic dieter. Participants will learn steps to reject the diet mentality, deal with feelings without using food, normalize the relationship with food and respond appropriately to hunger and fullness. The workshop takes place from 4 to 5 p.m., Thursdays, March 25-April 29, in WRC Rm 101. The cost is $25. For more information, or to register, contact Joan Thompson at 273-2137 or email@example.com.
Peter Francis Hart, of FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) will discuss, "The Impact of Media on Citizen Engagement-Does TV Discourage Participation?" at 7:15 p.m., Monday, March 29, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Hart is the author of the book, "The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly." FAIR is a non-profit watchdog group that has been challending media bias and censorship since 1986. Sponsored by the Graduate Program in Public Policy and the American Democracy Project. For more information, call 273-2910.
The UNI Concert Chorale will offer a spring Spotlight Series concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.
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.
A concert of visiting Iowa high school bands featuring Mason City High School and Linn-Mar High School, will be coordinated by Ronald Johnson and S. Daniel Galyen, School of Music, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Mark Fisher will present a trombone recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 11, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Assistant principal/second trombonist and bass trumpet with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and principal trombone of the Santa Fe Opera, Fisher also is a member of Chicago's Asbury Brass Quintet. Faculty pianist Robin Guy also will be featured. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist and guest conductor J.C. Sanford will lead UNI jazz musicians in a performance of his original score for the 1925 silent film "Ben Hur" at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Singers and Women’s Chorus will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 26, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting composer Brooke Joyce will present a recital at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 28, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Joyce holds degrees in theory/composition from Princeton University, the Cleveland Institute of Music and Lawrence University. His music has been performed by the Indianapolis Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony, the San Francisco Youth Symphony and the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic. Joyce teaches theory, history and composition at Luther College in Decorah, and is a summer faculty member at The Walden School in New Hampshire. This event is free and open to the public.
For men, women, co-recreation. Registration for singles is from 6 to 6:45 p.m.,Wednesday, March 24. Registration for co-recreation and doubles is from 6 to 6:45 p.m., Thursday, March 25. Men's and women's singles are at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 24. Men's and women's doubles will be at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25. Co-Recreation will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 25. All competition is in WRC South Courts. Call 273-7262 for more information.
For men and women. Weigh-in from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, in the Free-Weight Room, WRC153. The competition starts at 7:05 p.m., warm-ups start 15 minutes prior. Men's weight classes: below 135, 135-150, 151-165, 166-180, 181-195, 196-210, 211 and over. Women's weight classes determined after weigh-in by number of entrants. Call 273-7262 for more information.
Divisions: women, men under 6', men 6' plus. Registration will be from 6 to 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, WRC South Courts. Brackets will be posted at 6:55 p.m. Play begins at 7 p.m. Preliminaries and finals will be at 7 p.m. Call the Intramural Office at 273-7262 for more information.
For men, women and co-recreation; singles and doubles competition. Singles registration will be from 6 to 6:45, Tuesday, April 6. Doubles and co-recreation registration will be from 6 to 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 7. Singles competition will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 6. Doubles competition will be at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 7. Co-rec competition will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 7. All events will be held at the WRC south courts. Call 273-7262 for more information.
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 for more information.
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.
B.A.C. ZONE cards are credit-card sized, laminated cards that help you plan ahead for drinking occasions. If you want to drink, but stay safe at the same time, the cards can be used to help you stay below a certain blood alcohol concentration (BAC)--WRS recommends staying below .05. Request a free card at www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/subabuse/bac/.
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.
Maintained by Office of University Marketing and Public Relations
Last Modified: March 5, 2010