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Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005

NEWS

PODOLEFSKY ACCEPTS PRESIDENT'S JOB AT CMSU:

Aaron Podolefsky, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has accepted the position of president of Central Missouri State University (CMSU) in Warrensburg, Mo., effective July 1. "Aaron created a high level of trust within Academic Affairs and with the other organizational units," said President Koob. "Such trust is essential to a successful university. Building on that trust, he used a number of very creative solutions to help UNI weather the most severe budget reduction in more than half a century. The stability and high morale we enjoy on campus today is a result of that winning combination of integrity and creativity." An interim provost/vice president for academic affairs will be named later. See the related news release at http://www.cmsu.edu/x29017.xml

 
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 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


IMPACT DATA:

The Office of University Marketing & Public Relations (UM&PR) and Governmental Relations have cataloged impact data for every county in Iowa to show Iowans the role UNI plays in their communities. This information is now available at http://www.uni.edu/govrel/countydata

 

UNI NAMES FIRST ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR EVENT MANAGEMENT:

Jan Hanish, director of Maucker Union, has been named assistant vice president for event management. This is a first for UNI. "Our goal is to make better use of facilities and services to make UNI more of a destination," said Tom Schellhardt, vice president for administration & finance. Hanish will work with Cedar Valley businesses and organizations and key departments on campus. The appointment is effective March 1. Hanish has been the director of Maucker Union since 1997 and has been employed at UNI since 1977. Guy Sims, associate director of Maucker Union, has been named interim director.

 

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.

 

NEW EXHIBITS ON DISPLAY IN LIBRARY:

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

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

TEACHER PREPARATION FACULTY:

The teacher-ed Web page includes information about the teacher education program (eCompass), information for students and information for faculty at http://www.uni.edu/teached.


GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES:

Minutes from the Feb. 10 Graduate Council meeting are available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/graduatecouncil/gcminutes.aspx.

 

OFFICE PRODUCTS SHOW:

The Purchasing office is alerting the university community that IKON Office Solutions is hosting a product show on Tuesday, March 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Maucker Union, State College Room. Representatives will bring in copiers like those on the State of Iowa Contract. They will demonstrate how the right combination of copy, print, fax and scanning can improve your office. There will be giveaways to the first 100 attendees. Register to win a Palm Tungsten E Handheld Organizer. Contact Shane Kelley at (319) 553-1006 x111 with any questions.

 

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION NEEDS VOLUNTEERS:

The Camp MDA Lock-Up fundraising event, is Thursday, March 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Hartman Nature Reserve. Volunteers are needed to work check-in, write pledge slips, take photos and work other positions. Volunteer for part of the day or all day. E-mail volunteer@uni.edu for more information.

 

ASSISTED LIVING VOLUNTEERS:
Country View, Ridgeway Place Assisted Living and Western Home Communities are seeking volunteers to donate an hour a week or an hour a month to assist residents with writing letters, visiting, reading to them or leading an activity. E-mail volunteer@uni.edu for more information.

 

JOB POSTINGS

The current Merit postings are available at: http://www.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.htm

 

EVENTS

(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

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.

 

LENTEN SERVICES AT ST. STEPHEN'S CATHOLIC STUDENT CENTER:

St. Stephen's Catholic Student Association celebrates the Blessed Sacrament from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesdays during Lent. Primetime Mass is at 9 p.m. St. Stephen's Student Center is located next to University Book and Supply.

 

SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER:

STAGE Inc. will host a silent auction, Feb. 24 through March 6, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Items available for bidding include original works of art and gift certificates from local businesses. For a complete list, visit: http://www.uni.edu/theatre. Money raised will go to the STAGE Inc. scholarship fund for UNI theatre students.

 
IN CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH:

A free show, featuring Capoeira, Macuele, Samba and traditional Mozambican dance will take place Saturday, Feb. 26, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC. 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. to 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.

 

LENTEN FISH FRY:

St. Stephen's Catholic Student Center will hold its third annual Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, March 4, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Social Hall. Fish, tater tots, and salad will be served. Cost is $5 per ticket in advance or $6 at the door. Tickets are available at St. Stephens, located next to the bookstore, or call 266-9863.

 

UNI CLIMBING COMPETITION:

Competitions in bouldering, speed climbing and route climbing offered March 5. Cost is $25 for one event; $30 for more than one event. Contact Outdoor Rec at 3-7163. Sponsored by UNI Climbing Club.

 

SPEND SPRING BREAK CANOEING:

Explore Georgia's famous Okefenokee Swamp March 11-20. Cost $325 (UNI); $350 (guest). Pre-trip meeting March 3, at 5 p.m., WRC 174. Swimming skills and good physical condition a prerequisite; no experience necessary. Call Outdoor Rec at 3-7163.

 

ATHLETICS

Thursday: Women's basketball vs. Drake, West Gym, 7:05 p.m.
Friday: Women's tennis vs. Western Illinois, Black Hawk Tennis Center, 1 p.m.
Saturday: Men's basketball vs. Bradley, UNI-Dome, 1:05 p.m.
Women's basketball vs. Creighton, West Gym, 4:05 p.m.
Sunday: Women's tennis vs. Southeast Missouri State, Black Hawk Tennis Center, 10 a.m.

Friday and Saturday: TRACK MVC Indoor Championships, Carbondale, Ill.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/FILMS

CIVIL RIGHTS FILM:

The "Eyes on the Prize" film is considered by critics as the most important film about the civil rights movement. The CME will screen the film from 8 to10 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 23, and Monday, Feb. 28. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or call 3-2250.

 

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 is at: http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.html.

 

VISIT BY DR. GEORGE MEHAFFY:

George Mehaffy, vice president, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, will speak with faculty about the American Democracy Project and its implications for the university curriculum, especially the Liberal Arts Core. Faculty may attend either or both of the following sessions on Monday, Feb. 28: 11 a.m. to noon, in CBB 1 & 3 (refreshments provided; please rsvp with Melissa Heston at 3-2236 or heston@uni.edu) or 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., in the Presidential Room in Maucker Union (Faculty Senate Meeting). For more information, contact Mitch Strauss (strauss@uni.edu) or Melissa Heston (heston@uni.edu).
http://fp.uni.edu/strauss/democracy_project.htm

 

CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

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 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 a plan effective. Free. Advance registration required as space is limited. Call 3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu for reservations.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

AFROFUNK ADVENTURES BY YAWO:

Noon - 1 pm, Tues. Feb 22, Maucker Union, Hemisphere Lounge. This 6-piece band's streamlined, elaborate blend of afro-cuban beats and funky scales has the ability to stand out in a genre as loosely defined as world music. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education as part of Black History Month. Visit http://www.uni.edu/cme for more details.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Monday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., third floor studios in the CAC. Wicked Liz & the Bellyswirls, from the Quad Cities, play a mix of American musical styles: blues, funk, folk, rock and a little twangy-country. Admission is $3 for adults and free for children 12 and under. For more info visit http://www.kuniradio.org/kustud.html

 

SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR (*UCARD DISCOUNT):

Saturday, March 5, 7:30 p.m., at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com). This choir sings traditional American and African gospel music with earthy rhythms and rich harmonies. Call 3-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC box office. *UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

THURSDAZE, FEB. 24 MOVIE NIGHT:

This week's movie is "The Grudge," starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Ballroom. Free snacks and beverages provided. Free and open to all.

 

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.



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