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Monday, April 26, 2010

NEWS:

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR REDEEMING DALAI LAMA VOUCHERS:

Students who picked up a voucher for the May events with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, must redeem the voucher for a ticket in person at a UNItix location by Friday, April 30. Any tickets not picked up will go on sale to the public after April 30.

 
DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS:

Two candidates for the dean of the College of Education position will visit campus this week. Public forums will be held from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Monday, April 26, in SEC 247, and 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 29, in SEC 252 on "Addressing Key Opportunities and Challenges in Public Higher Education: Leading the College of Education, Collaborating with Other Colleges, and Connecting with the Broader Community." For more information about the candidates, including their full itineraries, visit http://www.uni.edu/coe/about/coe-dean-search.

 

TEXTBOOK BUYBACK:

The Book Buyback at UBS is April 26 through May 8. Students get a raffle ticket for each book they sell. There are daily drawings for prizes; winners are announced daily on UBS Facebook. University Book & Supply collects books for recycling, which supports efforts toward the environment and world-wide literacy. More information is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/energy/energy_sub/pantherpickup.shtml

 

PANTHER PICK UP:

Panther Pick Up can give your old stuff a new life when you move out this spring. Instead of throwing unwanted household items in the dumpster to end up in the landfill, donate them to local charitable organizations. During the final week of April and the first week of May, donation trucks will accept clothing, dishes, furniture, carpet and other usable household items. No appliances or electronics will be accepted. Specific times, locations and further details about Panther Pick Up are available at http://www.uni.edu/pantherpickup.

 

COMPUTER LAB SURVEY:

Please help improve the public computer labs by taking the ITS Student Computer Center survey. This survey is available online on MyUniverse under the Current Announcements section.

 

NEW MYUNIVERSE DEMONSTRATIONS:

Later this spring MyUNIverse will undergo a redesign. To preview the new MyUNIverse, stop by the display in Maucker Union next to Chats between noon and 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, or between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Thursday, April 29. For more information on the new MyUNIverse, visit www.uni.edu/sis.

 

500 HOURS OF SERVICE AVAILABLE TO LOCAL NONPROFITS:

UNI's American Humanics Student Association is accepting proposals from local nonprofits for 500 hours of free service. Proposals are due by 5 p.m., Friday, April 30. Annually, American Humanics (AH) students request proposals from local nonprofit agencies and select an organization within the Cedar Valley to serve. If your organization, or one you know of, would be interested in 500 hours of free service, please complete the proposal form at http://www.uni.edu/americanhumanics/community/rfp.html. For more information, contact Julianne Gassman at gassman@uni.edu or 273-2264.

 

NOTICE FOR SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYEES:

Enrolled students and current faculty and staff have the ability to charge purchases at various locations on campus (i.e. Chats and Prexys). Students who work in the summer but are not enrolled will not be able to charge unless the Department of Residence is notified. E-mail diningtech@uni.edu to allow non-enrolled student employees the ability to charge over the summer.

 

LUX AWARD WINNERS:

Three students have been selected as recipients of the 2010 Lux Service Award, an award to recognize students for their outstanding service and dedication to UNI. This year's recipients are: Amy Costliow from Dixion, Ill.; Ebony Jackson from Gary, Ind.; and Jessica Staudt from Charles City, Iowa. They were nominated by their peers, faculty and staff and will be recognized at the Student Leadership Recognition Ceremony on April 27 and during commencement. The award is presented by the Dean of Students and sponsored by the UNI Alumni Association. For more information about the recipients, visit: http://www.uni.edu/deanofstudents.

 

STUDENT CHALLENGE:

It's the last week to leave your paw print. Donate to the Student Challenge Scholarship Fund today to help fellow Panthers achieve their goals. Participate in the tradition of giving and help UNI students prosper. Visit www.uni-foundation.org/studentgift to learn more and donate.

 

MICROSOFT SOFTWARE SALES TO STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF:

Students, faculty, staff and emeritus are able to purchase Microsoft Software for personal use on the Web using a credit card. Purchasers can download the software (with instruction for building your own media) onto their computer or purchase software with media through the online store. The ITS Computer Consulting Center is discontinuing its Microsoft software sales operations and is closing out its remaining inventory. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/buymsoffice.htm. Limited quantities of MS Windows 7 Ultimate (32/64 bit), MAC Office 2008 and Vista Ultimate are available.

 

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO LAC:

There have been several important changes to the Liberal Arts Core program. Students and their advisers should be aware of these before students register for fall 2010 courses. A summary of the changes is available at http://www.uni.edu/lac/. For more information, contact the LAC coordinator Siobahn Morgan at siobahn.morgan@uni.edu.

 

STUDENT AFFAIRS WEBSITE INCLUDES TIMELY NEWS ITEMS:

The Division of Student Affairs website now includes a calendar, news items and photos covering student issues, activities and services relevant to the student affairs mission of helping students succeed. Visit http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/ for more information.

 

SENIORS CAN COMPETE FOR CASH BY COMPLETING MAPP:

Graduating in May, August or December? You have a better than one-in-three chance to win a prize for taking the Measure of Academic Proficiency and Progress (MAPP). See the list of prizes and information on MAPP at http://www.uni.edu/registrar/Commencement/MAPP.pdf. Take the test by midnight, April 30, to be entered into the drawing.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

GREENHOUSE PLANT SALE:

The UNI Greenhouse Annual Plant Sale starts at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 27. The sale ends at 3 p.m. or when all the plants are gone. The plants were grown from the greenhouse's own collection. Contact Susan Meerdink at meerdins@uni.edu for more information.

 

NO LABEL PROJECT:

The No Label Project invites your participation in a cross-campus dialogue on labeling, stereotypes and discrimination. Wear a "NO LABEL" sticker Wednesday, April 28, to join the conversation. Pick up stickers on April 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., outside Maucker Union, or from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Art Department Office, 104 KAB. More information is on Facebook: No Label Project or contact erica.voss@uni.edu.

 

CAB PRESENTS COMEDY SHOW FEATURING BEN BAILEY, HOST OF 'CASH CAB':

Campus Activities Board's last event of spring 2010 will be Comedy Night featuring stand up by Ben Bailey, the host of Discovery's "Cash Cab," at 9:30 p.m., Thursday, April 29, in the Maucker Union. This is a free event for all UNI students, faculty, staff and the community. Free refreshments will be provided beforehand. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=110719258967584.

 

CINCO DE MAYO:

Join in the celebration of Cinco de Mayo from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, April 30, outside of Maucker Union. Enjoy grilled fajitas, beans, chips, dessert and pop, free of charge (until supplies last). Rain site is inside Maucker Union.

 

ROTC AWARDS CEREMONY:

The Department of Military Science Spring Award Ceremony will take place at 2:15 p.m., April 30, in the West Gym. A reception will follow.

 

SPRINT INTO SPRING 5K:

Register today for PSE's ninth-annual Sprint into Spring 5K. Registration is open until 8:45 a.m., on raceday, Saturday, May 1. The race will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the West Gym. A portion of all 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 "Sprint into Spring" to sign up online.

 

VISITING MONKS TO BUILD SAND MANDALA:

Three visitors from the University of Arkansas and the Gyuto Wheel of Dharma Monastery of Minneapolis will construct a sand mandala in the GBPAC lobby from May 9-16. The Yamantaka Mandala is in conjunction with the visit by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet and will be a more elaborate design than last year's. For viewing times and information on the opening and closing ceremonies, see http://www.uni.edu/dalailama/sand-mandala.

 

ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT:

The 14th annual St. Stephen Golf Tournament will be Tuesday, May 25, at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course in Cedar Falls. This tournament is a four-person best shot and registration includes greens fees, golf cart, dinner, gift pack and prizes. The cost is $60 for nonstudents, $40 for students and $20 for dinner. Sign in will begin at 11:45 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The rain date is Thursday, May 27. For more information, or to register a team, contact Kelly at 266-9863 or kmcc@ststephenuni.org.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN SUSTAINABILITY COURSES:

Introduction to Sustainability (330:059, TTh at 3:30 p.m., no prerequisites) and Wind Energy Applications in Iowa (330:059, 330:159g, T at 5:30 p.m., junior standing) will be offered fall semester. Contact Bill Stigliani at 273-7150 or Bart Bergquist at 273-2563 for details.

 
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 Monday through Thursday, begining 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.

 

INTERNSHIPS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE:

Internships are available working with U.S. Military Child Development Centers in Germany, Italy, England, Belgium, Hawaii and Florida for fall semester 2010. Travel, housing and a living stipend are paid. The internship includes 12 credit hours (undergraduate or graduate) from UNI. Prior experience working with children is required. To apply, e-mail Susan Edginton at internships@campadventure.com. Briefly describe your experience working with children as well as your educational background. The subject line should say: UNI/OL.

 
COMPLETE SURVEY, WIN PRIZES:

Did you receive an invitation to complete the National Survey of Student Engagement? Completing the survey gives you a chance for prizes (http://www.uni.edu/assessment/nssedrawing.shtml) If you don't have the e-mailed invitation with the link to the survey, e-mail shirley.uehle@uni.edu to request the link.

 

FALL COURSES IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION:

The fall 2010 course in Applied Writing (620:105g) focuses on workplace skills in communicating specialized information. The fall course in an Introduction to Professional Writing (620:077) offers strategies and tools to design communications for maximum impact and effectiveness. The fall course in Professional Editing (620:107g) provides "real life" experience in editing creative, scholarly and workplace texts in a professional capacity. Prerequisites can be waived. Please contact UNI.Prof.Writing@gmail.com for more information.

CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS:

DEAF COFFEE CHAT:

Join the Deaf Coffee Chat from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Monday, April 26, at Village Inn, 6301 University Ave. Open to all deaf, hard of hearing, hearing and American Sign Language students. Enjoy a fun social time chatting with old friends and meet new ones while sharpening your ASL skills.

 

FAITH FORUM:

Join the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, in the Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge to discuss, "Morality: Is it possible to be good?" Faith Forum involves small group discussion among believers and non-believers where individuals can disagree strongly and openly on matters of faith, but still retain a personal respect for each other.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

TIBETAN EXHIBIT AT UBS:

A Tibetan exhibit will be on display at University Book and Supply now through May 22 during normal business hours. The display is in conjunction with the visit to UNI by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. The exhibit originated at the Tibet Museum in Dharamsala, India, one of the exile communities for the Tibetan people and the current home of the Dalai Lama. It features a series of panels depicting a journey, based on the Tibetan perspective.

 

ART EXHIBITIONS AND RECEPTION:

From Monday, April 26 to Saturday, May 8, the UNI Gallery of Art will present "M.A. Thesis and B.F.A. Group Exhibitions." An opening reception is set for 7 p.m., Monday, April 26. The following students are exhibiting: Nicolas Bandy, Kali Downs, Molly Kaspar, Nicholas Meyer, Amy Mosier, Jorunn Musil, Beth Nybeck, Jesse Parrott, Victoria Reed and Justin Thye.

 

BLACK COFFEE: GOLD IN YOUR CUP:

View part three of a three-part documentary that traces the unique and volatile history of coffee at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 1. 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.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION IN CONJUNCTION WITH DALAI LAMA VISIT:

In conjunction with the visit to UNI by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, University Book and Supply is hosting a series of community conversations based on several books he has authored. The fourth and last one focuses on "Ethics of the New Millennium" and will be held from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, April 29, at UBS. Preregistration is required. There is a limit of 30 guests per session. Bring your lunch. Call 266-7581 for more information.

 

YOGA IN ACTION -- FROM DEERE TO DHARMA:

"Union" Yoga Club presents studio director and RYT 200 certified yoga teacher Mary McInnis Meyer at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 29, in the CME Room109 A/B. She will share her experience of how she went from engineer at John Deere to founder of the first yoga studio in Cedar Falls. A yoga mat will be given away courtesy of "Union" Yoga Club. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact union.yoga.club@gmail.com.

 

UBS OUTSTANDING TEACHING AWARD:

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts will present the University Book and Supply Outstanding Teaching Award to Christopher Buckholz, School of Music, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 29, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. His presentation, "The Apprenticeship: Teaching Applied Music," is an exploration of how music is taught in the applied studio. This event is free and open to the public.

 

ANTI-CATHOLICISM OR INEPT LEADERSHIP: THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ABUSE CRISIS:

The UNI American Democracy Project's "News Talk" will host a session on leadership issues surrounding this crisis from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 1, at University Book and Supply. Discussion leader is Sister Kathleen Grace, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis, Dubuque. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898 or yla@uni.edu.

PERFORMING ARTS:

CHOPIN BONANZA NO. 1:

The first in a series of tribute concerts centered around the 200th anniversary of Chopin's birth will take place at 8 p.m., Monday, April 26, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Students from Dmitri Vorobiev's and Sean Botkin's studios will perform at this free concert.

 

GUEST ARTIST BARITONE RECITAL:

Visiting artist Stephen Swanson, baritone, will present a voice recital at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 27, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Swanson is a concert and opera singer, a teacher of singing and an opera stage director. He earned degrees from North Park College and Northwestern University and served a two-year AGMA apprenticeship with the Wolf Trap Company. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI JAZZ BAND III & COMBOS:

The UNI Jazz Band III and jazz combos will present a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 27, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI VARSITY MEN'S GLEE CLUB CONCERT:

The UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

 

UNI NEW HORIZONS BAND SPRING CONCERT:

The New Horizons Band will offer its spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 4, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. Under the direction of Diana Blake, the New Horizons Band features musicians 55 and older who travel from all over Iowa. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI CHILDREN'S CHOIR SPRING CONCERT:

The UNI Children's Choir will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 7, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL, under the direction of Michelle Swanson. This event is free and open to the public.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

FITNESS & LEISURE CLASSES:

Registration for summer fitness and leisure classes will begin Monday, May 3. Classes will start on Monday, May 10 and end Friday, July 30. FitX5 is a complete aerobic and strength training workout that meets for an hour Monday through Friday, early morning. Spinnercise, Boot Camp, Kickboxing, Total Sculpt and Tone, Absolutely Abs, Total Body Conditioning, Pilates, Yoga, Water Aerobics, Ballroom Dance and Zumba also will be offered. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitness/classes.html and check out "WRS Fitness and Leisure" on Facebook.

 

FINALS WEEK MASSAGE:

Treat yourself to a massage during finals week. Massages are provided in the WRC 104 by a licensed massage therapist. For information on UNI massage therapy, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/massage_therapy.html. Call 273-6119 to schedule.

 

SUMMER MASSAGE SPECIALS:

Schedule a massage appointment with therapist Katie Hover, May 10-July 30 and receive these discounts (first-come, first-served): 45-minute massage for $30 (regularly $35); 60-minute massage for $35 (regularly $45); 90-minute massage for $50 (regularly $65). Massage special does not apply to gift card purchase or redemption. Massages for 15 and 30 minutes are regularly priced. Call the Wellness Resource Lab, 273-6119, to schedule. Provided by Wellness and Recreation Services.

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 FOR FINAL EXAM WEEK:

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

Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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