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Thursday, Feb. 15, 2005

NEWS

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Rick Vanderwall, Price Lab, prepared classroom lessons and activities as a companion to the "Slavery and the Making of America" mini-series airing on PBS. Visit http://www.iptv.org/educational_resources.cfm

 

OFFICIAL CLASS RING PROGRAM:

Students and alumni are encouraged to take part in a new UNI tradition, the Official Class Ring Program. Faculty and staff who are UNI graduates may wear the ring. Speak with a ring representative at the table in Maucker Union Feb. 15-17, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., or visit http://www.unialum.org/proserv/ring/ for more information.

 

DEPARTMENTAL E-MAILING LISTS:

Departmental e-mailing list names have been updated to match the non-abbreviated names found in the MEMFIS system. The old names will continue to work for a short time, but they will be phased out within the coming month. For a complete listing of the new addresses, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/ns/mailserv/department.shtml

 

UNI-WMU GAME TO BE TELEVISED ON ESPN2:

The UNI men's basketball game versus Western Michigan on Feb. 19 will be telecast by ESPN2, at 3 p.m. This is UNI's first nationally telecast game originating from Cedar Falls. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/402.html

 

NEW EXHIBITS ON DISPLAY IN LIBRARY:

Stop by Rod Library this month to check out displays created by the Minority Graduate Student Organization.

 

HOT NEW ITEM AT 23RD STREET MARKET:

There's a hot new item at the 23rd Street Market: Top a Tater. Select from a dozen combinations of toppings for hot baked potatoes and sweet potatoes.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION LUNCHEON:

The luncheon recognizing the years of service of Academic Affairs? faculty and staff will be held Feb. 23 and 24. Employees planning on attending need to return the invitation form to indicate which luncheon they will attend. Those not attending the luncheon can still receive their service award later.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2005-06:

Now is the time for departments to process new and renewal scholarships for the upcoming academic year. Soon, the Financial Aid Office will send 2005-06 award notifications. Process scholarships now so students can start their financial planning for next year. For more information, contact Evie Waack (3-2799) or Denise Parks (3-2720).

 

APPLICATION TO TEACHER EDUCATION FACULTY:

Faculty, Academic Administrators, Institutional Officials with roles or interest in teacher education: new by-laws for the Teacher Ed Faculty created opportunities for you to join TEF. Be part of information and decision-making. Application at: http://www.uni.edu/teached/; "Information for Faculty;" select "Application to Join Teacher Education Faculty." Submit by Feb. 25.

 

P&S, MERIT JOIN TEF:

P&S and Merit Staff whose work relates to teacher education: new Teacher Ed Faculty by-laws created opportunities for you to join TEF as AFFILIATE NON-VOTING MEMBERS and receive communication. Application at: http://www.uni.edu/teached/; "Information for Faculty;" select "Application to Join Teacher Education Faculty." Submit by Feb. 25.

 

ONE-TIME VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

The Waterloo Center for the Arts is seeking project assistants for Feb. 19 and 26; and March 5, 18, and 26. Assistants will work with children in Plumber's Pipe Kaleidoscope workshop, Junior Art Gallery and Spring Break Get-Away activities. The Northeast Iowa Food Bank needs volunteers for the check-out hunger program, March 4-6. Raise money for the hungry at local Hy-Vee food stores. Shifts are three hours long; volunteer for as many as you'd like. For more information, or a schedule of these events, e-mail volunteer@uni.edu

 

STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD NOMINATIONS AVAILABLE ONLINE:

Consider nominating individuals or organizations for the 2005 Grace Ann Hovet Student Leadership Awards. Visit http://www.uni.edu/maucker to print the nomination forms. Nominations are due Monday, March 7, to the Student Involvement & Activities Center, located in Maucker Union. The awards ceremony will take place Sunday, April 3, at 3:30 p.m., in Maucker Union. For more information, contact 3-2683.

 

EVENTS

(by category)

 

SPECIAL EVENTS


CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH:

Events will include the month-long showings of the Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights video series at the CME, Afrofunk Adventures music by YAWO on Feb. 22, and a Capoeira and Mozambican performance at the GBPAC on Feb. 26. For a complete list of events, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme, or call 3-2250.

 

KHKE'S CLASSICAL HOST INTERVIEWS:

Monday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m., The Cedar Falls Community Theatre's director, George Glenn, will talk about its upcoming production of "Born Yesterday" which opens Feb. 18, and runs through Feb. 27 at the Oster Regent Theatre.

 
YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST:

The Catholic Student Association celebrates the Year of the Eucharist, Wednesday, Feb. 16, with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 5-8:30 p.m., and Fr. Pat Geary's "Reflections on the Eucharist" presentation at 9 p.m., at St. Stephen, next to University Book and Supply.

 

LABYRINTH:

Walking the labyrinth allows for relaxation, centering, meditation and quietness. Feb. 17, 5-6 p.m., and Feb. 25 from noon-1 p.m., WRC, Room 204. Allow 20 minutes. Call Joan Thompson, 3-2198 to register. There is no charge for this even sponsored by Wellness & Recreation Services.

 
6TH ANNUAL TEACHER INSTITUTE:

Friday, Feb. 18, the Sixth Teacher Institute will take place at Price Laboratory School, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 60 different workshop sessions on various aspects of teaching across all curricular areas and activities will be offered by PLS educators. For a complete listing of sessions and times, as well as registration materials, visit http://www.pls.uni.edu/pls/teacher_institute/. For more information, contact Lee Weber at 273-2056.

 

CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL:

Friday, Feb. 25, from 6-9 p.m., a Chinese New Year Festival will take place in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. This event is taking place to share Chinese culture. There will be free food, entertainment, crafts and games.

 

ATHLETICS

 

Wednesday: Men's basketball vs. Drake, 7:05 p.m., UNI-Dome.

Friday: Track, UNI-Dome Open, all day.

Saturday: Women's tennis vs. Luther, 11 a.m., Black Hawk Tennis Center. Wrestling vs. Air Force, 1 p.m., West Gym. Bracket Buster, men's basketball vs. Western Michigan, 3 p.m., UNI-Dome.

Sunday: Women's tennis vs. Chicago State, 10 a.m., Black Hawk Tennis Center.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/FILMS

 

MALCOLM X:

Spike Lee's "Malcolm X," starring Denzel Washington, offers insight into the Black radicalism of the 1960s. Free and open to the public, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m., in Sabin 102. Part of the social justice film series by Amnesty International and Students for Social Justice.

 

CEEE PRESENTS PRAIRIE FILM:

Monday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m., in the CEEE auditorium. Professor of Biology and Director of Native Roadside Vegetation, Daryl Smith and the CEEE present "America's Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie." The documentary highlights the impact of the settlers on the prairie and the importance of appreciating the tallgrass that remains. A reception, sponsored by Lincoln Savings Bank and Roots Market, will follow.

 

CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

 
GRADUATE FACULTY BROWN BAG LUNCH:

The objective of this series of talks is to encourage intellectual activity, promote cross-disciplinary dialogue and provide a monthly forum for graduate faculty to gather and interact. Sue Joslyn (School of HPELS), this year's UNI Distinguished Scholar, will give the inaugural talk Wednesday, Feb. 16, noon to 12:50 p.m., in the Presidential Room at Maucker Union. Joslyn will speak on the epidemiology of cancer. The Graduate College will provide cookies and coffee. Please bring your own lunch.

 

COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS' IOWA CONFERENCE 2005:

Friday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., NIACC, Mason City. Fees for UNI students, faculty and staff are being covered by the UNI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. The JPEC is providing a free shuttle bus to Mason City. For more information visit http://www.jpec.org/ceic2005.htm or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu or call 273-7350. Registration deadline is Feb. 18. Note: If you are affiliated with UNI, you must use the UNI registration page to receive free admission and transportation.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE:

Thursday, March 3, 7-9 p.m., This workshop will provide small business with a general background of the environmental regulations that may apply to its operation. Held in partnership with the UNI Iowa Waste Reduction Center and the Small Business Compliance Alliance. Cost is $35 per business. For more information, or to register, call 236-8123 or visit http://www.unirbc.org

 

PERFORMING ARTS

LEAHY, CELTIC MUSIC (*U-CARD DISCOUNT):

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com). This group of brothers and sisters is a whirlwind of Celtic music and dance. Call 3-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC Box Office. *UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets.

 

NU HIGH POPS CONCERT:

Northern University High School's Music Department will present its annual Pops Concert Thursday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m., in Malcolm Price Laboratory School's Butzier Auditorium. The High School Orchestra, Choir, and Band will perform a variety of selections, including tunes from Disney movies, "Phantom of the Opera" and "Braveheart." The concert is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

 

HALF-MASTED 3.2 PRESENTS IMPROV:

The UNI Half-Masted 3.2 Improv Troupe presents: "Improv Rain." Performances will take place Feb. 17-19, at 7:30 p.m., with a "family friendly" show at 2 p.m., Feb. 19. All performances will take place in the Interpreter's Theatre, Lang Hall 040. Admission is free. Seating is first-come, first-serve. For reservations, call 273-6805. http://www.half-masted.com

 

TOBY KEITH WITH TED NUGENT:

Toby Keith with Ted Nugent, live in the UNI-Dome, Sunday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available at the UNI-Dome box office and all Ticketmaster locations, by calling 363-1888 or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Monday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m., third floor studios in the CAC, bandleader Yawo Attivor comes from West Africa to the American Midwest with multicultural tales of peace and freedom. Yawo, the band, plays a spicy mixture of Afrofunk, R & B, reggae, rock, and jazz. Admission is $3 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. For more information visit http://www.kuniradio.org/kustud.html

 

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO (*U-CARD DISCOUNT):

Saturday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com). First capturing international acclaim on Paul Simon's Graceland album, the 10-man Zulu a cappella group has become synonymous with the South African sound. Call 3-SHOW for tickets. *UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

THURSDAZE, FEB. 17:

Thursday, Feb. 17, will feature live-band karaoke, '80s arcade games, and other fads of the '80s. Come listen to Mr. Belding, and participate in a "Saved by the Bell" trivia contest. Free food, friends, and fun.


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