UNI Online
Vol. 1, No. 64
April 11, 2000

CARROLL COMMUNITY VISITATION DAY: UNI Community Visitation Days embark
upon a new adventure, taking UNI to Carroll, Iowa, this summer on
June 12. This will be the first Summer Community Visitation Day.
We are looking for new and innovative ways to include faculty and
staff in this program since local schools will not be in session.
For ideas and more information, visit:
or contact Stacey Christensen at 3-3170 or stacey.christensen@uni.edu
NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK: National Library Week is April 9th-15th! In
celebration, Rod Library invites patrons to stop at any of these
desks to get a free pen: Circulation, MultiService Center, Reference
or Art & Music. While at the library, please check out the current
exhibit on libraries in the main lobby.
STUDENT EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR WINNERS: Thanks all those who helped make
National Student Employment Week a success. All across campus departments
celebrated by displaying signs, giving thank you gifts, bringing treats
to the office and other creative ideas to thank their students. More than
100 students were nominated for UNI Student Employee of the Year. The
committee selected ten students to receive the award this year. Award
winners are listed at:
NEW E-MAIL REFERENCE SERVICE: Faculty, students, and staff can now
send reference questions to the library any time of day or night via
e-mail. Just go to the library's website
http://www.library.uni.edu and click on Ask A Librarian. A
form makes it easy to send questions to the reference desk staff.
DEGREE AUDIT INSERVICE: A degree audit inservice for advisors will be
held at 3 p.m. Tuesday April 18, and Wednesday, April 19 in the
Ambassador Room of Maucker Union. If you have ever had questions about
the use of the degree audit in the advising process, this program will
be of interest to you. Academic Advising Services and the Admissions
office are sponsoring this event. For questions contact Jean Neibauer
at 3-6023.
GROUP TO ADVANCE WOMEN AT UNI: The Group to Advance Women at UNI will
meet at noon Tuesday, April 11 in the South Room, Maucker Union. All,
particularly faculty women, are welcome. For information, contact
Suzanne McDevitt.
Technologies (DLTT) will be held Saturday, April 15 in the CBB. This
workshop will allow faculty and staff currently using distance learning
tools and technologies to find out "who is doing what" in the area of
distance education at UNI, and gain additional technical expertise in
using state-of-the-art technologies, identify DL tools available and
share ideas and experiences in distance learning. For more information,
including the workshop agenda and the list of participants, visit:
Experiential Learning Conference will be April 11 from 11 a.m. to 3:15 pm.
There will be 3 75-minute sessions, starting at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m.
and 2 p.m. Students who have received research and experiential awards
will be presenting their projects in poster format. Classes are invited
to attend. Please contact Suzanne Freedman at 3-2483 if you have any
questions, or visit:
Preview Sessions for December 2000, May and Summer 2001 graduates is:
Tuesday, April 11 5:30 p.m. SEC 244-245
Wednesday, April 12 5:30 p.m. SEC 244-245
Thursday, April 13 4 p.m. SEC 244-245
For alternate locations and times, visit:
SPECIAL READING: Theatre UNI will hold a special workshop reading of
"The Rose of Treason" by James DeVita, on Tuesday, April 11, at 7 p.m
in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. "The Rose of Treason" will be part of
Theatre UNI's 2000/2001 season, with performances next April. The
reading is free and open to the public.
UNI BASEBALL: The Panthers return to home action tonight versus Western
Illinois. First pitch is at 7 p.m. at Waterloo Riverfront Stadium.
JUNIOR RECITAL: Heather Noyes, tuba, will perform in a Junior recital
at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, in the Russell Hall Auditorium. No
admission charge. Graduate student Nino Sanikidze will be the pianist.
UNI SINGERS CONCERT: The UNI Singers Concert, with Dyan Baker, conductor,
will be presented in the GBPAC Great Hall at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 11.
No admission charge. Jason Danielson will be the pianist.
A Very Civil Conversation About Christian Opportunities and Obligations
Regarding the Campus Climate for Homosexuals at UNI", 7 p.m., Tuesday,
April 11, 2532 McCollum. Join clergy from U.N.I.'s Campus Ministries
and gay/lesbian Christian students from U.N.I. in a thoughtful, open
discussion of this important topic.
GUEST MUSIC LECTURE: Art Song and Artistry Series Guest Lecture:
Elizabeth Mannion will present "Artistry in America" in 111 Russell at
4 p.m., Wednesday, April 12. Free. Mannion, who performed at UNI in 1990,
is one of the most respected vocal pedagogues in the country. Mannion's
appearance at UNI is made possible by grants from CHFA, the Provost's
Office and the Iowa National Association of Teachers of Singing.
SENIOR RECITAL: Michael Smithey, voice, and Jessica Krcil, saxophone,
will present their senior recital in the Russell Hall Auditorium at
6 p.m., Wednesday, April 12. Free admission. Pianists will be graduate
student Tamara Sanikidze and faculty member Kathy Edsill-Charles.
UNI WIND SYMPHONY CONCERT: Faculty trumpeter Randy Grabowski will be
soloist with the 48 members of the Wind Symphony in a concert in the
GBPAC Great Hall at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 12. Ronald Johnson will
be the conductor. Noadmission charge.
BUILD A KITE WORKSHOP: A workshop for all ages: Build a kite with local
expert Lief Horton. And hope for a windy day so we can fly it on the
Museum lawn. $3 fee for materials. To register, call 3-2188 by April 13.
GRADUATE FACULTY ANNUAL MEETING: All faculty and graduate students are
invited to Annual Meeting of the Graduate Faculty, Thursday, April 13,
at 3:30 p.m. in the UNI Gallery of Art. Refreshments are at 3:30 p.m.,
awards (Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation , Outstanding Master's Thesis,
Outstanding Master's Paper, Outstanding Graduate Teaching) will be
announced at 3:45 p.m. At 4 p.m. there will be a forum on "Graduate
Education at a Comprehensive University: Asset or Debit, Boon or Bane?"
For more information, contact Martie Reineke at 3-6233.
MIND-READER PERFORMANCE: Banachek, one of the greatest mind-readers
in the world will perform at UNI on Thursday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. in
244 SEC. Banachek performs the most amazing mind-bending mental feats
imaginable. UNI students, faculty, staff and guests are welcome.
Sponsored by the Student Activities Office and Maucker Union Policy Board.
SENIOR RECITAL: Ben Fox, bassoon, and Jeffrey Ensign, tuba will present
their senior recital in the Russell Hall Auditorium at 6 p.m., Thursday,
April 13. No admission charge. Faculty members Robin Guy and Kathy
Edsill-Charles will be the pianists.
JAZZ BAND ONE CONCERT: A UNI Jazz Band I Concert, with Robert Washut,
conductor, will be presented in the GBPAC Great Hall at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 13. No admission charge. Through the generosity of
Richard and Dorothy Francis, Jazz Band I commissioned three works
especially for the first half of the concert, Rob Hudson's arrangement
of "At Dusk" by Dave Douglas, "Ice Nine" by Chris Merz and UNI graduate
Mark Urness' arrangement of "Ready and Able" by Jimmy Smith.
PANTHER SOFTBALL: Don't miss UNI softball this Thursday afternoon when
they host Big Ten rival Minnesota at 3 p.m. The game will be played at
the UNI Diamond on campus.
UNI MEN'S TENNIS: Northern Iowa men's tennis hosts two conference
rivals this weekend. On Friday, UNI faces Southern Illinois at 3 p.m.
and Sunday morning, the Panthers take on Evansville at 9 a.m.
JEBE ORGAN HALL DEDICATION CONCERT: International concert artist
Wolfgang Rübsam will perform in an Organ Dedication Concert in the
GBPAC Jebe Hall at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 14. Cost is $15, for tickets
call 3-2024. Rübsam is professor of organ at the Hochschule für Musik und
Theater in Saarbrücken, Germany and university organist at Lawrence
University in Appleton, Wisconsin, where he teaches organ and harpsichord
and is artist-in-residence.
GBPAC GALA OPENING: April 15 & 16 (Saturday & Sunday) the GBPAC Gala
Opening will be presented with the UNI School of Music and the Waterloo/
Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra in the GBPAC Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. on
the 15th (SOLD OUT) & 2 p.m. on the 16th (TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE).
For tickets call 3-3660 or purchase at the door. The first half will be
the UNI School of Music, and the second half will be the Waterloo/Cedar
Falls Symphony. Performing on the grand finale with the Symphony will
be the UNI Concert Chorale, UNI Singers and UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club.
UNITY TEA: The women of United Sisters, a Black Hawk Country service
organization for Women of Color, and the American Association of
University Women of Iowa invite you to a "Unity Tea," Saturday,
April 15, 1-3 p.m., at the YWCA. The purpose is to gather women from
a wide variety of social organizations to build relations across race
and organizational lines, to share resources, and to identify common
social concerns and projects. For more information, contact Victoria
DeFrancisco at 3-7219, or
DeFrancisco@uni.edu. Reservations: 234-7589,
there is a $5 fee.
WHOLISTIC HEALTH FAIR: A wholistic Health Fair will be held in the WRC
April 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Fair is intended to provide an
opportunity for UNI students, faculty, and staff, and the community to
become more aware of the variety of alternative and complementary choices
for healthy, wholistic living and personal growth in the area. There will
be booths, demonstrations, experiential opportunities, workshops and speakers
throughout the day. Admission to the Fair is $1.
DOR RECOGNITION CEREMONY: "Among the Stars" annual recognition ceremonies
and reception for residence system leaders and advisors. 2 p.m., Sunday,
April 16, Maucker Union Expansion.
FIRST SAHAI LECTURE APRIL 17: Dr. Jean Gerrath, associate professor
of biology and Sahai Distinguished Professor, will speak on "Vines and
Their Tendrils: The Growth of Plastic Plants," at 3 p.m. Monday,
April 17, in the CEEE auditorium. Established in honor of Dr. Prem Sahai
by his family, the professorship is awarded annually, on a rotating basis,
to a faculty member in biology, chemistry or mathematics who exemplifies
excellence in his or her discipline. The public is invited to attend the
lecture and the reception following in the CEEE rotunda.
NI CHILDREN'S CHOIR CONCERT: The Northern Iowa Children's Choir will
present their spring concert on Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. in the
GBPAC Davis Hall. There are 85 students representing 30 different
schools in the choir ranging from 4th to 8th grade. Admission is free.
Dancers and the Cedar Valley Dance Club will host workshops and a
formal charity ball at Electric Park Ballroom on Saturday, April 29.
Dance to the Ken Paulsen Orchestra from 8 p.m. to midnight, workshops
from 1:30-5. For more information call 266-1428 or e-mail
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