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Monday, May 3, 2010

NEWS:

DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS:

Dwight Watson, a candidate for the dean of the College of Education position, will interview on campus Monday, May 3 and Tuesday, May 4. Watson is the associate dean of the Teacher Education Program, chair of the Department of Education Studies, and professor, College of Education and Human Sciences, at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. Watson will host a public forum from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Monday, May 3, in SEC 246 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 Watson and to complete a candidate feedback form, visit http://www.uni.edu/coe/about/coe-dean-search.

 

CHANGES TO LAC:

The course 200:030 "Dynamics of Human Development" has been moved to category 5C of the LAC. In the fall 2010 schedule this course was initially listed as part of 5B. Students will need to take a 5B course if they have not already completed that part of the LAC. For a summary of all changes to the LAC visit http://www.uni.edu/lac/. For more information, contact the LAC coordinator, Siobahn Morgan, at siobahn.morgan@uni.edu.

 

UNPLUGGED COMPETITION RESULTS:

In first place, Shull reduced its energy use by 24 percent; in second place, Hagemann saved 22 percent; in third place, Lawther saved 21 percent; and in fourth place, Rider saved 20 percent. For full details, visit www.uni.edu/unplugged.

 

YEARLY COMPUTER BID GOES TO DELL AND HP:

Dell was awarded the yearly computer bid for all but the tablet PC, which went to Hewlett-Packard. For more information visit, http://weblogs.uni.edu/itscomm/2010/04/04312010_yearly_computer_bid_g.html#more.

 

LAST CHANCE TO TAKE GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS SURVEY:

This is the last chance to take the Rod Library survey on government documents. Library staff are evaluating the government documents collection, its use 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 is available through Friday, May 7.

 

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED FOR TURKISH STUDENTS:

Teenage students from Turkey will visit UNI for a three-week summer program beginning July 7. If interested in hosting a Turkish student the weekend of July 24 and 25, please contact Philip Plourde, Culture and Intensive English Program, at 273-2182.

 

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

MILITARY COMMISSIONING CEREMONY:

The Department of Military Science will host its spring commissioning ceremony at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 8, in Russell Hall Auditorium. A reception will follow.

 

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 through 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, visit http://www.uni.edu/dalailama/sand-mandala.

 

WELCOME RECEPTION FOR DALAI LAMA:

The university is hosting a welcome reception for visitors to the community for the visit by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Monday, May 17, at the GBPAC. Guests will learn more about the sand mandala, which will be complete at that time, as well as other cultural, political and philosophical traditions of the Dalai Lama. The Venerable Geshe Thupten Dorjee will speak at 7 p.m., light refreshments will be available as well as visitor information about the Cedar Valley community.

 

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.

 

KINDERMUSIK IS NOW ENROLLING FOR SUMMER 2010 CLASSES:

Kindermusik, a part of the UNI Community Music School, will offer a five-week summer Kindermusik session for little musicians and their caregivers from June 14 through July 16. Kindermusik classes include singing, dancing, instrument play-alongs and creative learning to stimulate all areas of child development. Evening and morning classes for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and multi-age classes for siblings, are available. Classes are held in GBPAC room 30. The registration deadline is Thursday, June 10. The cost is $50. Register by May 20 and save $5. For more information, visit www.joyful-noise-studio.com, or contact Tricia Freeman at 415-9404 or tricia.freeman@uni.edu.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

UNI-CUE TUTORING PROGRAM:

Students interested in tutoring young people in grades three through 12 can enroll in course 200:180(g): Community Service-Academic Skills Achievement Center to earn 2 credit hours per semester for tutoring at the UNI-CUE Tutoring Center in Waterloo. For more information, contact Nancy Scoggins-Rose at 433-1271 or nancy.scoggins@uni.edu.

 

GLOBAL STUDIES MAJOR--INFORMATION MEETING:

Global Studies is a new UNI major with the goal to better prepare students for life and work in a highly interconnected world. Attend a brief information meeting at 5 p.m., Monday or Tuesday, May 3 or 4, in SRL 115, to learn more about the major, or e-mail the GS director at konrad.sadkowski@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

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.

ATHLETICS:

SOFTBALL:

Softball hosts Missouri State in a doubleheader at noon, Saturday, May 8. The Panthers and Bears also meet at noon, Sunday, May 9. All games are held at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

TIBETAN EXHIBIT AT UBS:

A Tibetan exhibit will be on display at University Book and Supply 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.

 

STUDENT ART EXHIBITIONS:

The UNI Gallery of Art will present "M.A. Thesis and B.F.A. Group Exhibitions," now through Saturday, May 8. 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.

 

ADVENTURE ACADEMY SUMMER 2010:

From Battleship to Yahtzee, learn about the history of card games, out-door games and board games; play fun games from other lands; and create card decks at the University Museum, June 15-17. Call 273-2188 to register by Friday, June 4. The fee for friend's members is $10 per child per day. For nonmembers, the fee is $12 per child per day.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:

WEBINAR ON BLOGGING BOOTCAMP:

Join the MyEntre.Net community at noon, Thursday, May 6, for a free, interactive webinar. Josh Fleming will present his Boot Camp on the importance of social media, why to blog, how to blog and why he is such a fan of "Top Gun." Fleming will share tactics on how to grow readership to ensure it isn't just you and your parents reading what you have to say.

 

MEDITATION IN THE TIBETAN TRADITION:

A workshop, Meditation in the Tibetan Tradition – Why and How to Meditate, will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 19, at University Book and Supply. There is no charge, however registration is recommended as seating will be limited to the first 30 attendees. Call 266-7581 for more information. Vilma Staiano will lead the workshop on the benefits of meditating and the preliminaries to a successful meditation. Learn one of the most popular meditations practiced in Tibetan monasteries without leaving your chair. Staiano has been studying in the tradition of the Dalai Lamas for 17 years. She has completed the Asian Classics Institute course of study in New York City and is presently in the last term of Advanced Buddhist Studies at Diamond Mountain University in Arizona.

 

PHILOSOPHY OF THE DALAI LAMA:

A discussion, "Philosophy of the Dalai Lamas," will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 20, at University Book and Supply. There is no charge, however registration is recommended as seating will be limited to the first 30 attendees. Call 266-7581 for more information. Learn the principles of the ancient Tibetan tradition by which His Holiness the Dalai Lama lives and that guide his decisions. Do they have any relevance to a 21st century American? Vilma Staiano will lead the discussion; she has been studying in the tradition of the Dalai Lamas for 17 years. She has completed the Asian Classics Institute course of study in New York City and is presently in the last term of Advanced Buddhist Studies at Diamond Mountain University in Arizona.

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT:

The UNI Suzuki School will offer a spring concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 16, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

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 from 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.

DINING:

SUMMER DINING HOURS:

In Maucker Union, Chats coffee bar will be open weekdays, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Prexy's will offer soup, salad bar, fruits, sandwiches and more, weekdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Essentials convenience store will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with extended hours to 7 p.m. on days when Maucker Union is hosting summer orientation participants. The 23rd Street Market in Commons and Bistotti's in Redeker Center will be open through May 7; service will return in August. www.uni.edu/dor.

 

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, there will be a prompt to enter your CatID.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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