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Monday, April 12, 2010

NEWS:

SURVEY OF DIVERSITY-RELATED ACTIVITIES:

The Diversity Council is seeking information about current diversity-related activities at UNI. This information will be used to identify gaps in our efforts and inform planning. If you are responsible for any program, initiative, activity or effort that is organized and ongoing, and intended specifically to achieve a diversity-related goal, please provide the information here: http://www.ir.uni.edu/dbWeb/idra/index.cfm. CatID login required. All university faculty, staff and students are invited to submit information. The deadline is Friday, April 23. Contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at studentaffairs@uni.edu or 3-2332 for more information.

 

REDEEM DALAI LAMA VOUCHERS:

Students who picked up a voucher for the May events with the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet must redeem the voucher for a ticket in person at a UNItix location between April 19 and 23. Any tickets not picked up will go on sale to the public after April 23.

 

PANTHER PICK-UP NEEDS YOU:

Panther Pick-Up encourages students to bring unwanted clothing, furniture and belongings to St. Vincent de Paul, Salvation Army and Goodwill trucks before moving out this spring. Volunteers are needed to assist at each truck location. For more information visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/energy/energy_sub/pantherpickup.shtml. Contact kathy.green@uni.edu to volunteer.

 

SUSTAINABILITY FORUM:

Join UNI President Allen and Provost Gloria Gibson for the 2010 Sustainability Forum from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, in the University Room of the Maucker Union. Get updates on sustainability efforts at UNI, meet UNI's first university sustainability coordinator and hear from Faramarz Vakili, program director of We Conserve at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Vakili will give a keynote address "If not now, when? If not us, who?" via video conferencing system, which reduces costs and UNI's carbon footprint.

 

UNI UNPLUGGED ENERGY CONSERVATION COMPETITION:

UNI Unplugged is an energy conservation competition between the residence halls. The hall that reduces energy consumption by the greatest percentage during the week of April 16-22 will win more than $1,600 in prizes. To be eligible for the prize drawing, please complete the form in your residence hall mailbox.

 

SURVEY ON GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS:

Rod Library is currently evaluating the government documents collection, its usage, and how the collection might evolve in the future. Please participate in a short, anonymous and confidential survey at http://www.library.uni.edu/government-documents-survey.
The survey will be available through Friday, May 7.

 

FAMILY WEEKEND EVENTS:

Family Weekend will take place Oct. 1-3. The planning committee is gathering information on campus activities. Please submit information to liz.conklin@uni.edu by June 30.

 

MARCH ISSUE OF THE GRAFFITO:

The March issue of "The Graffito" is available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/graffito/default.htm. Read about the Third-Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium on Monday, April 12; Graduate Student Appreciation Week, April 12-16; the new online orientation for graduate students; and the many accomplishments of UNI's graduate students and faculty.

 

FALL 2010 SCHEDULE OF CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE:

The fall 2010 Schedule of Classes is now available online. Registration for classes began Tuesday, April 6. To view the Schedule of Classes visit http://www.uni.edu/registrar/index.shtml. Questions related to registration can be directed to the Office of the Registrar (Registrar@uni.edu or 273-2241).

 

eLEARNING UTILIZATION SURVEY:

All students using UNI eLearning are invited to participate in a research project conducted through UNI. The purpose is to determine how UNI students use eLearning. The survey is available at https://lms.uni.edu/webct/logon/962108314021 now through Thursday, April 15. Results of the survey will provide instructors and technology staff with information useful for assisting individual students, improving the learning experience and making program adjustments. For additional information contact jordon.dierks@uni.edu or call 273-7216.

 

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP PROGRAM:

Do you want to learn about other cultures? International students are eager to meet an American family and practice their English. Students will not live with you, but will visit once a month to chat. If interested, contact Madison Frei at freim@uni.edu.

 

UNI STUDENT'S HAIL VIDEO POSTED ON THE WEATHER CHANNEL:

UNI students Mat Clark and Sean Newlin captured Tuesday's hail storm on video and submitted it to The Weather Channel. Their video can be viewed at: http://www.weather.com/outlook/videos/iwitness-hail-of-a-storm-16961#16961.

 

FALL 2010 COURSE IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION:

The fall 2010 course in Applied Writing (620:105g) focuses on workplace skills in communicating specialized information. Contact lamberti@uni.edu for more information.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

ICE CREAM FUNDRAISER:

The Honors Student Advisory Board (HSAB) will host a fundraiser for the Cedar Bend Humane Society from 6 to 9 p.m., Monday, April 12, at Cold Stone Creamery in Cedar Falls. HSAB Outreach members will work behind the counter to dish up your favorite ice cream. The more ice cream you buy during this time, the more money raised for the Humane Society.

 

SPRINT INTO SPRING 5K:

Register today for PSE's ninth-annual Sprint into Spring 5K. This race around the UNI campus and nearby area costs $15 if you register before April 17 or $20 after. A portion of the proceeds will go toward the Hawkeye chapter of the Red Cross. Cost includes race T-shirt, race bag, door prizes, bagels and more. To print off a registration form, visit www.uni.edu/studentorgs/pse/projects or go to www.active.com and search "University Mills" to sign up online.

 

WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN:

The White Ribbon Campaign is the largest worldwide effort of men working to end violence against women. Wearing a white ribbon is a personal pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls. Stop by the information table in Maucker Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 15, to pick up a white ribbon. Sponsored by Campus Violence Prevention Project, DOJ Grant.

 

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT WEEK RECEPTION:

During National Student Employment Week, April 12-16, UNI Student Employment will celebrate the contributions of student employees across campus. The Student Employment Office will host a reception at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, in The Great Reading Room of SRL Hall. At the reception, we will celebrate student employees across campus as well as name this year's student employee of the year. This event is open to the entire campus. Refreshments will be served.

 

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY:

For the fourth consecutive year, the UNI Holocaust and Genocide Education Program, in collaboration with Sons of Jacob Synagogue in Waterloo, has organized an interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m., Monday, April 12, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4000 Hudson Road, Cedar Falls. All are invited.

 

T-SHIRT SALE:

UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society is holding a T-shirt sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, on the second floor Schindler lobby.

 

SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB SILENT DINNER:

The UNI American Sign Language Club's Silent Dinner will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 15, at Mulligan’s, 205 East 18th St., Cedar Falls. RSVP to Whitney Cook, at cookw@uni.edu. Open to all students regardless of hearing status or signing ability. Check us out on Facebook-
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?v=app_2344061033&ref=name&id=1532650901#/group.php?gid=130614202380&ref=ts
or search for UNI ASL Club in groups. You can also find us through MyUNIverse under student organizations.

 

THE LAST BLAST DANCE:

The Honors Student Advisory Board will host its annual dance, the Last Blast, from 8 to 11 p.m., Thursday, April 15, at the Commons Ballroom. This year's theme is a Black and White Affair (an itsy bitsy hint on the colors to wear). The night will include dance lessons from 8 to 9 p.m., drawings for prizes, limbo, refreshments and, a rocking D.J. The Last Blast semi-formal dance is free and open to all UNI students.

 

ITEC STUDENT TECH FAIR:

Movies, graphics and robots will invade the UNI Commons as eastern Iowa K-12 students share their technology projects on Thursday, April 15. Sponsored by the Iowa Math and Science Ed Partnership and the College of Education, the ITEC Student Technology Fair will have 31 technology projects from seven school districts displayed from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Each project was created as part of the students' instructional curriculum in their schools.

 

SBS DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI DAY-SERVICE TO THE STATE OF IOWA AND BEYOND:

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is hosting its first Distinguished Alumni Day. Ellen Habel, Coralville assistant city administrator; Ottie Maxey, superintendent of Postville schools; Steve Quirk, executive director of Youth Emergency Services and Shelter of Des Moines; Tom Newton, director of the Iowa Department of Public Health; and John Koberg, retired cartographer from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will participate in a panel discussion on their education and careers at 11 a.m., Friday, April 16, in the Great Reading Room, SRL 116. The panel is open to students, faculty and staff. Contact John Aronowitz at 273-5468 or john.aronowitz@uni.edu for more information.

 

UNI STUDENTS HELP WITH FARMER'S MARKET:

The 2010 Farmers Market season will open Saturday, April 17, at the Public Market Building in downtown Waterloo. UNI students from the Festival and Special Events Management class are organizing the kick-off event. Market hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon, Saturdays.

 

DRY RUN CREEK CLEAN-UP:

Be a part of the Dry Run Creek Clean-up in celebration of UNI's Earth Week. Free pizza will be provided. Help clean up the community surrounding UNI by removing trash and debris. Meet at 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 19, in the CEEE Atrium; dress to get wet and dirty.

 

HILL YES! AUCTION:

The College Hill Partnership will host a public auction at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, at Ice Ultra Lounge. A $10 admission can be paid at the door or by contacting Adam Bentley at Bentley@uni.edu. Auction items include gift certificates, autographed UNI memorabilia, hotel stays and Gallagher-Bluedorn tickets.

 

COFFEE 101: BE YOUR OWN BARISTA:

Join the baristas of Starbucks at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, at the University Museum, for a hands-on workshop about brewing at home. Learn the four fundamentals for brewing the perfect cup of coffee and try it on a home espresso machine. Attendees will also master the art of "calling drinks" at Starbucks. Cost is $10. Call 273-2188 by April 16 to register.

 

EARTH DAY:

UNI's Earth Day Celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 22, Maucker Union Plaza area.
Enjoy a day of informational displays, games, prizes and grilled foods. Free bike tune-ups (by Europa Cycle & Ski) for UNI students, faculty, and staff will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

EARTH DAY 5K RUN/WALK:

The third annual Earth Day 5K will start at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 22, between MSH and the UNI Botanical Center. Participants who pre-register will receive a free T-shirt. Registration is free, and prizes will be awarded. For more information e-mail rrttc@uni.edu, or call 273-3689. Register at http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e2q27uomg5iji3tg/a001g6pfs4mx/questions.

 

TAKE BACK THE NIGHT RALLY:

At 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 22, meet in front of any of the following: CBB, SEC or Library (rain location is inside MU fountain entrance). Join this empowering sexual assault awareness month event. Be a part of this march and rally (at Campanile).

 

CBA GALA:

The College of Business Administration is hosting its 33rd annual Gala Graduation Celebration for graduating business students, families, faculty and friends. RSVPS are required. The event begins with a social mixer and light buffet at 6 p.m. followed by a recognition program, speakers from alumni in residence, and entertainment in the GBPAC Great Hall at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 22.

 

PSYCHOLOGY CLUB VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT:

The Psychology Club is hosting its second annual volleyball tournament to raise club money. Cost is $5 per person with teams of four to six people. Co-ed teams are welcome. The tournament will be held in the upper courts at the WRC. E-mail Lisa Hickman at lhickman@uni.edu to sign up your team. Teams should arrive at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 24. Play begins at 10:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded.

 

GREENHOUSE PLANT SALE:

The UNI Greenhouse Annual Plant Sale will take place at 7 a.m., Tuesday, April 27. The plants were grown from the Greenhouse's own collection. Contact Billie Hemmer at billie.hemmer@uni.edu for more information.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

MANDATORY REPORTER OF CHILD ABUSE TRAINING:

A training session for Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, in SEC 245. Teacher education students taking the Level II (200:128) field experience in May or next fall semester must complete this training before they can start their field experience at Price Laboratory School. Students who plan to student teach during the fall 2010 semester also are strongly encouraged to attend. This training session is open to all. This training is free, no preregistration is required. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education. For more information, contact Melissa Heston (273-2236 or heston@uni.edu).

 

GRE QUANTITATIVE REVIEW COURSE:

The Academic Learning Center will offer a GRE Quantitative Review Course during the summer session. The course is three weeks in length and meets MTWTh begining Monday, May 17. There is no cost to UNI students. Non UNI student cost is $150. Space is limited to 20 students. To register, visit http://www.uni.edu/unialc/forms/freecourses.html. For more information, contact Latricia Hylton at 273-2361 or stop by ITTC 008.

 

HOST FAMILY SEARCH:

Families are needed to host approximately 10 teenage students from Turkey for a three-week summer program at UNI beginning July 7. If interested, contact Philip Plourde, director of the Culture and Intensive English Program at 273-2182.

 

KOOB FUND FOR STUDENT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT:

The Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement is accepting applications to support summer 2010 or fall 2010 interns. The Koob Fund provides financial assistance to students interning at non-profit organizations in Iowa and awards up to $2,000 are available for undergraduate students and $3,000 for graduate students. Deadline for applications is Friday, April 16. For more information visit http://www.uni-foundation.org/page.aspx?id=lotw36p88 or contact Julianne Gassman at 273-2264 or gassman@uni.edu.

 

MASCOT TRYOUTS:

Try-outs will begin at 7 p.m., Monday, April 19, in the West Gym (meet on the court). Duration of time depends on the number of applicants. Bring workout/running clothes, towel, positive attitude, water and Panther spirit. Contact TC's assistant at tcpanther@uni.edu, 273-7833, or visit TC's Web site at www.uni.edu/tc for more information.

 

NI HIRING EDITORS FOR 2010-2011:

The Northern Iowan is currently hiring editors for the 2010/2011 academic year. Positions available include news editor, features editor, sports editor, copy editor and photo editor. To apply, visit the UNI Job Board: https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/finaid/employ/StudentViewsJob.cgi. Contact executive editor John Anderson at anderjao@uni.edu for more information.

 

YOUNG PEOPLES DANCE THEATRE:

YPDT Practicum, course 420:140-03, is looking for UNI students who enjoy working with children. Course meets weekly on campus for one hour plus one hour arranged before or after school at a local elementary school. Dance and/or teaching experience helpful but not necessary. For more information visit www.uni.edu/dance and/or contact cindy.herndon@uni.edu.

CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS:

UNI TAE KWON-DO CLUB:

The UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club is open to faculty and staff, as well as students. The club is celebrating 40 years at UNI and is the oldest collegiate traditional Tae-Kwon Do club in America. Master Joseph Philip has produced an unprecedented 614 Distinguished Black Belts, a national collegiate milestone. Students of any skill level, age, gender, or physical conditioning, can learn the Korean art. They practice Traditional Chung do Kwan Tae Kwon-Do, and the focus is on discipline, courtesy and respect. New students may join anytime. For details about membership and practice times, see http://www.unitkd.com/index40.htm.

 

UNI NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION MEETING:

If you are a K-12 science education major, come join the UNI Chapter of NSTA for a meeting at 4 p.m., Monday, April 12, in MSH 103. There will be a guest speaker, information about the upcoming trip to the Omaha Zoo and pizza. For more information, contact Brice Jensen at jensenb@uni.edu.

 

LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD VETS OR STUDENTS:

UNI Student Veterans Association will hold its final meeting of the year at 4 p.m., Wednesday April 14, in the Elm Room, Maucker Union. There also will be elections for the school group.

ATHLETICS:

SOFTBALL:

UNI softball hosts Iowa State at 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, at Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex.

 
TENNIS:

Tennis hosts Illinois State Saturday, April 17 and Bradley on Sunday, April 18 at the Black Hawk Tennis Club. Times TBA.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

DEATHSCAPES - ENVIRONMENTAL MOVIE AND BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES:

"Deathscapes," Rod Library's environmental movie and book discussion series will take place at 7 p.m. in the Library's Multipurpose Room 324 on various dates. See the movie "Black Diamonds" followed by discussion on April 14; and discuss the book "Our Choice," on April 21. These events are free and open to the public.

 

DOCUMENTARY: DALAI LAMA RENAISSANCE:

In preparation for the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet's visit in May, Campus Activities Board is sponsoring a screening of "Dalai Lama Renaissance" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, in Maucker Union's Old Central Ballroom. A question and answer session with director and producer Khashyar Darvich will follow the screening. The "Dalai Lama Renaissance" documents the Dalai Lama's meeting with 40 western "renaissance" thinkers during a week-long visit to his home in northern India. The documentary recounts their journey to change the world and resolve many of the world's problems. The event is free and open to the public.

 

FRENCH FILM: COCO AVANT CHANEL:

Raised in an orphanage, Gabrielle Chanel found herself working in a bar as a waitress, singer and a seamstress for the other performers. The film "Coco avant Chanel" follows her journey to become the fashion designer still famous today. View the film at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, in LNG 23. See the film trailer at http://www.sonyclassics.com/cocobeforechanel/.

 

UNI UNPLUGGED MOVIE:

Check out UNI Unplugged's screening of WALL-E with door prizes at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, in Lantz Auditorium (MSH 135).

 

DOCUMENTARY ON 'BLACK COFFEE: THE IRRESISTIBLE BEAN':

Part I of a three-part documentary that traces the unique and volatile history of coffee will begin at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 17, at the University Museum. From its discovery on an ancient Ethiopian hillside to its role as a contemporary elixir, coffee has dominated and molded the economies, politics and social structures of entire countries. Run time is 60 minutes. Free and open to the public.

 

SEE 'PRECIOUS':

This film is based on the novel "Push," by Sapphire. Precious has been sexually abused by her father and endured physical and mental abuse by her mother. This is a story of hope and overcoming the pain she has experienced. Warning: adult content, language and violence. View the movie at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, SEC 246. Sponsored by SAVE.

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT MOVIE NIGHT:

A double feature will be shown at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in CEEE Auditorium. "Food Inc." and "Fresh" will be shown followed by a discussion about sustainable and organic farming with local organic farmer Robert Faux of Faux Farms. Free locally grown popcorn will be provided by the RRTTC.

 

'LIFE IN THE UNDERGROWTH' FILM:

RRTTC presents "Life in the Undergrowth" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, in CEEE Auditorium. This movie is about getting up close and personal with bugs of all shapes and sizes. Free locally grown popcorn will be provided along with a presentation from student vermicomposter, Dan Kinker. Learn how to create a vermicompost and compost your food scraps at home.

 

BLACK COFFEE: GOLD IN YOUR CUP:

View part two of a three-part documentary that traces the unique and volatile history of coffee at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 24, at the University Museum. From its discovery on an ancient Ethiopian hillside to its role as a contemporary elixir, coffee has dominated and molded the economies, politics and social structures of entire countries. Run time 60 min. Free and open to the public.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:

CEDAR VALLEY DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS:

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 12, at the University Museum to discuss "Unaccustomed Earth" by Jhumpa Lahiri. In this series of short stories, the author explores several aspects of American-raised Indian children. All are welcome, having read the book or not.

 

UPCOMING WEBINAR:

UNI's First-Year Council is considering a first-year seminar for freshmen. To learn more about best practices in designing and delivering first-year seminars, attend two different webinars from noon to 1:30 p.m., April 12 and 19, in ITTC 134. For more information, visit http://www.academicimpressions.com/events/event_listing.php?i=883, or contact April Chatham-Carpenter chatham@uni.edu or Jon Buse at jon.buse@uni.edu.


SOUTH DAKOTA'S PRAIRIE FARM-AN EXPERIMENT IN ECONOMIC AND ECOLOGICAL SUSTAINABILITY:

Carter Johnson, professor of ecology at South Dakota State University, will describe the EcoSun Prairie Farms Project at noon, Monday, April 12, in MSH 001. EcoSun is a 640-acre, working farm near Brookings, S.D. that combines ecological restoration of native lands with entrepreneurship opportunities. Some of these projects include the sale of prairie hay and native grass seed, production of cellulose-based biofuels from native tall grass plantings, the marketing of medicinal and ornamental native plants, seminars, ecotourism and recreation. For more information, contact Laura Jackson, biology, at 273-2705, or Laura.L.Jackson@uni.edu.

 

HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION:

Faculty, staff and students are invited to the last Hot Topics in Education session at noon, Wednesday, April 14, in CME 109. "Innovating Education," presented by Leigh Zeitz, curriculum and instruction, focuses on 21st century learning and how to build collaborative learning environments in and out of the classroom through technology. Guests will learn how innovation is expanding educational opportunities.

 

2010 VETERANS CONFERENCE AND CAREER FAIR:

Take the opportunity to network and socialize with other Cedar Valley veterans at Hawkeye Community College, Wednesday, April 14, for the 2010 Veterans Conference and Career Fair. This event will allow UNI student-veterans and their families the opportunity to gather information and gain knowledge concerning services and programs available in the greater Cedar Valley. Contact ronald.green@uni.edu or phone 273-2281 for more information.

 

ECONOMICS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION:

Lisa K. Jepsen, economics, presents "The Economics of Sexual Orientation" at noon, Wednesday, April 14, in MSH 001. In the past few decades, economists have expanded the study of households to include same-sex couples and have extended their investigations of labor-market discrimination to include sexual orientation. Jepsen will discuss her research, and that of her colleagues, on the economics of gay and lesbian couples. Cookies and coffee will be provided by the Graduate College. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

 

TIBETAN BUDDHISM LECTURE:

St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center and the Catholic parishes in Waterloo will co-host a lecture on the culture and religion of Tibetan Buddhism from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, at the Student Center, 1019 W. 23rd St. in Cedar Falls. The speaker will be the Venerable Geshe Thupten Dorjee, a Buddhist monk who is a visiting instructor this semester at UNI. The presentation is open to the public.

 

LEADERSHIP AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT:

Gwenne Berry, compliance and equity management, and Lt. Col. John C. Roadcap, military science/ROTC, will present information on the policies and issues regarding sexual harassment at their respective organizations from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 15, in SEC 252. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898.

 

EDUCATING GLOBAL CITIZENS:

Peter N. Stearns, provost at George Mason University, will present, "Educating Global Citizens in Colleges and Universities," at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 15, in CBB 109. This event is sponsored by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and is free and open to the public.

 

TIBETAN BROWN BAG SEMINAR:

The Venerable Geshe Thupten Dorjee, Tibetan Buddhist monk and teacher, will be the guest speaker from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, April 16, in the CME, room 109. The topic: Tibetan Buddhist Culture and Philosophy. Feel free to bring a sack lunch. More events related to the Dalai Lama's visit are at http://www.uni.edu/dalailama/affiliated-events.

 

MUSIC EDUCATION WORKSHOP:

Michelle Swanson, School of Music, will coordinate a music education workshop at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 17, in Graham Hall, RSL. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.

 

START A BUSINESS WORKSHOP:

Free workshop for UNI students, staff and faculty. The workshop is from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, April 19, in BCS 33 (limited to 36 people). Advanced registration is required at jpec@uni.edu or 273-JPEC (5732).

 

MELISSA OHDEN STORY:

A Voice for the Voiceless: The Melissa Ohden Story will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. At about five months' gestation, Melissa Ohden survived a saline abortion and was placed in a neonatal unit, where her parents found her and adopted her. Melissa has experience working in a social welfare agency and is a member of the pro-woman organization Feminists for Life. She travels across the United States, speaking to college audiences. She says, "My biological mother was in college when she chose to abort me. I deserved better. My biological mother deserved better, too." Sponsored by the Student Organization Speakers Fund and hosted by UNI Right to Life.

 

NORMAN COHN FAMILY ANNUAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBERANCE LECTURE:

Mona Sue Weissmark, Northwestern University and Harvard University, will give the Norman Cohn Family Annual Holocaust Remembrance Lecture at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. The lecture, "Holocaust Legacies," will be followed by a book signing and reception. Free and open to the public. Visit www.uni.edu/holocaust for further information.

 
17th ANNUAL SIGMA XI RESEARCH CONFERENCE:

The UNI Chapter of Sigma Xi will hold its 17th Annual Student Research Poster Conference from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, on the ground floor, south side of MSH. The event is open to any UNI student who is doing, or has completed, a scientific research project at UNI. A small cash prize will be awarded to the best undergraduate and graduate posters. The deadline for submission of poster titles and abstracts is Thursday, April 15. For more information, or to submit a title, contact Jean Gerrath, biology, jean.gerrath@uni.edu.

 

START A BUSINESS-PLANNING WORKSHOP:

Free workshop for UNI students, staff and faculty from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, in BCS 33. Space is limited to 36 people. Advanced registration required at jpec@uni.edu or 273-JPEC (5732).

 

LECTURE BY 'JESUS INTERRUPTED' AUTHOR:

Bart Ehrman, author of "Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (and Why We Don't Know About Them)," will join the CME book discussion at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 22, and will return to campus at 7 p.m. to lecture in SEC 244/245.

PERFORMING ARTS:

NORTHERN IOWA WIND SYMPHONY:

The Northern Iowa Wind Symphony will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 
IMPROV COMEDY SHOW:

Half-Masted, UNI's comedy improv troupe will perform at 7:30 p.m., April 15, 16 and 17, in CAC 109. A family-friendly matinee show will be at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 17. The troupe is instructed and directed by Doug Shaw, mathematics, and stars a diverse group of UNI students, alumni and community members. The group also does private shows and seminars throughout Iowa. Visit www.half-masted.com, or call 273-6805 for more information.

 

UNITUBA CONCERT:

The UNITUBA Ensembles will offer a spring recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 15, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

SAN JOSE TAIKO DRUMMERS:

San Jose Taiko Drummers will perform at 7 p.m., Friday, April 16, at the GBPAC. Tickets are available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/unitix/ or by calling 273-4849. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount.

 

GBPAC GUEST ARTIST PIANO MASTERCLASS:

Join Yeol Eum Son, Van Cliburn Silver Medalist for a piano masterclass from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 17, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Come hear UNI SOM students and a local high school student perform. Free to attend. For more information, contact amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.

 

VAN CLIBURN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION SILVER MEDALIST:

Yeol Eum Son, will perform at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 18, at the GBPAC. Tickets are available online at www.unitix.uni.edu or by calling 273-4849. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount.

 

UNI OPERA PRESENTS: RIDERS TO THE SEA AND PRIMA DONNA:

This opera performance features current opera students as well as the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday, April 15 and 16; and at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 18, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

CHAMBER WIND PLAYERS:

The UNI Chamber Wind Players will offer a spring recital at 6 p.m., Monday, April 19, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI STUDENT COMPOSERS' CONCERT:

UNI School of Music student composers will showcase their work in the UNI Student Composers' Concert at 8 p.m., Monday, April 19, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT:

UNI students will offer a chamber music concert at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in Graham Hall, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI FACULTY STRING QUARTET:

The UNI Faculty String Quartet will offer a spring recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Featuring School of Music faculty artists Frederick Halgedahl, violin; Therese Fetter, violin; Julia Bullard, viola; and Jonathan Chenoweth, cello. This event is free and open to the public.

 
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, KAJI-DAIKO AND WEST AFRICAN DRUM ENSEMBLE:

The UNI Percussion and West African Drum Ensembles will offer its second spring concert along with UNI's Taiko drum ensemble Kaji-Daiko at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

EARTH DAY CONCERT:

The RRTTC is hosting Gabrielle Louise to perform in celebration of Earth Day 2010 at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 22, at Lampost (204 West Seerley, Cedar Falls). Gabrielle's sound is a blend of folk, roots and Americana laced with sultry jazz. She will give a short presentation about her "Veggie Van." This tour van runs on 100-percent waste-vegetable oil.

 

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: NICHOLAS WALKER, DOUBLE BASS:

Visiting artist Nicholas Walker will present a double bass recital at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 22, in RSL 116. Walker earned his DMA in Early Music at Stony Brook University in 2004, and he studied with Paul Ellison at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, where he received a BMA in 1994. Walker currently serves as double bass professor at Ithaca College in New York. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI CLARINET STUDIO AND CLARINET ENSEMBLE CONCERT:

The UNI Clarinet Studio and Ensemble will offer a spring concert at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 22, in Graham Hall, RSL Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

JAZZ PANTHERS CONCERT:

The UNI Jazz Panthers will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 22, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL Hall, with selections to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: JAZZ BAND ONE:

The UNI Jazz Band One will offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 23, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.

 

INTERNATIONAL DANCE THEATRE SPRING CONCERT:

UNI's International Dance Theatre will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 24, and 2 p.m., Sunday, April 25, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This year's show will feature a history of dance in America, including dances of early settlers, the Charleston era, Swing and Big Band, the Broadway musical and the modern era of hip hop. Tickets are $4 for students and senior citizens and $5 for the general public. Tickets can be bought from any IDT member, or at the door. Contact Daniel Wells at daniel.wells@uni.edu or 273-3560 for more information.

 

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL SPRING RECITALS:

The UNI Community Music School will host its spring recitals at noon, Sunday, April 25, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL Hall. Contact Cindi Mason at cynthia.mason@uni.edu for more information.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

SELF-DEFENSE SEMINAR:

A self-defense seminar will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, in the Mauker Union University Room (lower level). Self-defense awareness expands knowledge of your surroundings and teaches moves that could save your life. The seminar is fun and interactive; wear comfy clothing. The event is free and treats are provided. For questions contact Amy Schon at amyschon@uni.edu. Sponsored by SAVE.

 

MEDITATION PRACTICE:

Are you interested in meditation, but don't know how to start? Or do you want to extend your meditation practice further? Join a meditation lesson and practice from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 17, in WRC 176, led by visiting scholar the Venerable Geshe Thupten Dorjee, instructor and co-founder of the Tibetan Cultural Institute of Arkansas at the University of Arkansas. Meditation practice can help you achieve a higher state of consciousness, greater focus, self-awareness and a more relaxed and peaceful state of mind. Mats will be available, and you are welcome to bring a pillow to sit on if you wish. Contact Marina Durinova at durinova@uni.edu for more information.

 

GET A PERSONAL TRAINER:

Personal trainers can design a program to help meet your specific fitness goals. Trainers are results driven and want you to succeed. Call Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or e-mail kristy.leen@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html.

 

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

For students, faculty and staff. Games will begin at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 18, at the WRC sand volleyball court. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, April 12-14, in WRC 161. The entry fee is $20 per team, with a two-game guarantee. Call 273-7262 for more information.

 

INTRAMURAL SPRING 11-ON-11 OPEN CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

This event is open to students, faculty and staff. Registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 19-21, in the Intramural Office, WRC 161. Entry forms are available at IM Office WRC 161. Play begins at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 25, at the West Campus recreation fields. Call 273-7262 for more information.

 

INTRAMURAL SPRING OPEN CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:

This event is open to students, faculty and staff. Registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 19-21 in the Intramural Office, WRC 161. Entry fee is $20 per team. Open to first eight teams to register. Play begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 24 (rain date is Sunday, April 25). Call 273-7262 for more information.

DINING SPECIALS:

CARBON LITE SPECIAL EVENT:

Piazza and Rialto Dining Centers will have a Carbon Lite special event on Earth Day, from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 22, featuring giveaways and menu choices that help lower our carbon footprint. Information about this topic will be posted throughout the dining centers.

 

STIR FRY OFFERED EACH WEDNESDAY AT 23RD STREET MARKET:

The 23rd Street Market in Commons is offering a different stir fry entrée for lunch each Wednesday in April. Each entree will cost $4.75.

 

'TROPICAL TUESDAYS' AT ESSENTIALS:

Stop by Essentials in Maucker Union and step into the "tropics" for Tuesday specials during April. Specials include discounts on ice cream novelties, beverages, snacks and more.

 

For more information on retail promotions, visit www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening or check us out on Facebook.

 

HOURS:

PANTHER SHUTTLE/SAFE RIDE HOURS:

http://www.panthershuttle.com

 

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/hrs-bsp.shtml

 

WRC SPRING HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/hours/index.html

 

ROD LIBRARY HOURS:

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#spec

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