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Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005

NEWS

ITS RECOMMENDS USING MULTIPLE BROWSERS:

Information Technology Services (ITS) recommends that students, faculty and staff currently using only Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) strongly consider using other alternatives for browsing off-campus Internet (World Wide Web) sites, whenever possible. This will help minimize exposure to serious Web-based attacks on both personal and university computers. http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/browsers

 

COLLECTING CREDIT CARD NUMBERS AND OTHER SENSITIVE INFORMATION:

The UNI community is reminded that any transactions that require secure communications (such as the use of social security, PIN, or credit card numbers over the Internet), must receive the approval of the office of the associate VP for ITS that the transmission, storage, and use of such data meets standards for security and privacy, http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/958.shtml

 

FEBRUARY PAYROLL CUT-OFFS:

The deadline for submitting PAFs to Human Resource Services for February's month-end payroll is Friday, Feb. 18, 5 p.m. Questions regarding PAFs should be directed to judith.kester@uni.edu. Direct deposit and W-4 changes should be delivered to payroll (Gilchrist 256) by Monday, Feb. 21 to be effective for February's payroll. Questions on W-4 or direct deposit changes should be sent to sherri.baldwin@uni.edu.

 

TSUNAMI RELIEF FUND DRIVE EXTENDED:

Contributions have been light to Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society's Tsunami Relief Fund drive and it will be extended to the end of February. Funds go to the special Red Cross account for this tragedy. Contribution points are at Essentials in the Union, the Rod Library Circulation Desk and Schindler Rooms 107 and 617. Checks made out to American Red Cross Tsunami Relief fund may be sent to Stephen Fortgang, 117 Schindler, 0607.

 

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).

 

SPECIAL CAMPUS VISITORS:

The Office of Admissions and the Department of Residence are hosting 35 out-of-state high school juniors and seniors Feb. 18-19 for an in-depth look at campus life. This is part of the effort to attract more out-of-state students. Prospective students will be hosted in the residence halls with current-student hosts, spend time at the WRC, tour the community, hear informational presentations, eat at the Rialto Dining Center, and attend the UNI vs. Western Michigan men's basketball game. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 3-2281.

 

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

KUNI's IOWA STATEHOUSE CONNECTION:

KUNI presents "The Iowa Statehouse Connection," originating from the Law Library in the Iowa Capitol. The show airs Mondays, at 10 a.m., throughout the legislative session. The topic on Monday, Feb. 21 is the "fate of the bottle bill" in the legislature. Guests include the Executive Director of the Iowa Recycling Association, Dewayne Johnson; the President of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association, Jerry Fleagle; and a program planner with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Jeff Geerts.

 

SMART START CLASS:

This 90-minute session is suited for up-and-coming entrepreneurs. It will briefly cover business planning, financing, credit, legal and tax issues. Cost is $15 per person. For more information and class dates call 236-8123 or visit http://www.unirbc.org

 

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. Applications are 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. Applications are at: http://www.uni.edu/teached/; "Information for Faculty;" select "Application to Join Teacher Education Faculty." Submit by Feb. 25.

 

EVENTS

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SPECIAL EVENTS

 

PRAY THE ROSARY:

Deepen your Lenten experience by praying the Rosary, Thursday, Feb. 16, at 9 p.m., at St. Stephen Student Center, next to UNI 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 event 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.

 

KHKE's CLASSICAL HOST INTERVIEWS:

Friday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m., UNI's Assistant Professor of Music and soprano Nicole Lamartine and UNI's School of Music Visiting Artist and tenor, Jeffrey Brich, will discuss the UNI Faculty Showcase Concert, taking place on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.

 

BLOOD LIPID PROFILE:

Tests for 23 components. Wednesday, Feb. 23 from 7 to 8:30 a.m., WRC main corridor. $15 cash or check to Allen Hospital, $5 extra for PSA. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 to schedule an appointment.

 

CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL:

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

 

IN CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH:

A free show, will take place Saturday, Feb. 26, 2-3:30 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC. Bringing Africa and it's diaspora together: Capoeira, Macuele, Samba and traditional Mozambican dance. The CME will host a reception following the show. For more information contact hanson@uni.edu or 268-0107.

 

BRAZILIAN CARNAVAL:

Saturday, Feb. 26, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., a Brazilian Carnaval sponsored by the UNI Capoeira Sport Club,will take place at Pour Richard's Pub on College Hill. Entry fee is $5. Wear a crazy and colorful costume and win prizes.

 

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

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.

 

LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP SPEAKERS:

Leaders on Leadership speakers discuss their involvement with environmental issues Feb. 24, 3:30-4:45 p.m., in SEC 252. Speakers are Chris Petersen, Iowa Farmers Union; Bill Stigliani, CEEE, UNI; and Bill Witt, former state legislator and UNI Special Projects Assistant. The schedule of speakers for the semester at: http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.html.

CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

OSHA'S KNOCKING, ARE YOU READY?

Feb. 24, 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $35 per business. This workshop is appropriate for all businesses with at least one employee. Employers will learn about OSHA and how health and safety regulations can affect their businesses. Topics include federal/state OSHA regulations, types of inspections and violations; penalties and record keeping. A representative from Iowa OSHA will answer questions. For more information or to register, call 236-8123 or e-mail Mike at mike.hahn@uni.edu

 

CAPOEIRA EVENT:

Capoeira Workshops:Friday, Feb. 25, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., in WRC. African Dance Workshops: Saturday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m.-noon, in the WRC Dance Studio. Workshops are led by visiting Capoeira instructors from Brazil and artists from the National Song and Dance Company of Mozambique. The fee is $25 dollars for both days of workshops, or $15 for individual days. Everyone welcome, no prior experience needed. For more information contact hanson@uni.edu or 268-0107.

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

Tuesday, March 1, 3:30-5:30 p.m., CBB 3, learn the components of a business plan and what makes an effective plan. Free. Advanced registration required as space is limited. Call 3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu for reservation.

 

MICROSOFT ACCESS:

This database will provide quick, selective access to information to make you and your staff more productive. Module 1 covers beginning topics and Module 2 covers intermediate and advanced issues over two sessions. Module 1 is April 4; Module 2A is April 6; and Module 2B is April 8. Classes are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $349 for both Modules or $125 for Module 1 and $249 for Module 2. For more information or to register call 236-8123 or visit http://www.unirbc.org

 

PERFORMING ARTS

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. 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, will perform 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, West-African bandleader Yawo Attivor, brings multicultural tales of peace and freedom. Yawo, the band, plays a 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

 

'THE MUSIC LESSON':

Theatre UNI and Sturgis Youth Theatre present this poignant drama of a Bosnian woman struggling to deal with haunting memories of war while helping an angry American teenage girl cope with her own issues through the healing power of music. Feb. 24-27 and March 2-6 at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 youth, and free for UNI students. Call 3-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

CHINESE CULTURE & LANGUAGE CLASS PROGRAM:

This class will provide positive Chinese-culture experiences and promote understanding between the East and West. The class will meet on six Saturdays, from 2 to 4 p.m. To sign-up e-mail pollyc@uni.edu.

 

JOIN THE NEW CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD (CAB):

The Student Involvement & Activities Center is creating a Campus Activities Board (CAB). CAB will be responsible for campus-wide programming and entertainment. The group will consist of several committees, including: Thursdaze, entertainment, speakers, film and publicity. Applications available at SIAC, residence hall front desks, or online (http://www.uni.edu/maucker) due Feb. 25 to the SIAC.

 

FREE PRACTICE TESTS:

The Career Center is offering students a chance to take a free, practice LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT & PCAT: Feb. 26, 9 a.m., Sabin 102. The exams will be administered by Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions. Students can register at http://www.kaptest.com/testdrive.

 

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