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Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2005

NEWS

CHFA DEAN NAMED INTERIM PROVOST:

James Lubker, dean of the College of Humanities & Fine Arts (CHFA), has been named interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, pending approval of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. The appointment will be effective no later than July 1. Lubker replaces Aaron Podolefsky, who accepted the position of president of Central Missouri State University late last month.

"Aaron is going to be an exceptionally difficult act to follow," said Lubker. "I'm very grateful for this opportunity to work with Bob Koob and the other members of the cabinet, with my friends and colleagues on the Academic Affairs Council and with the faculty, staff and students of the university. I've said many times that of all the schools at which I've had the pleasure of working-- the University of Iowa, the University of North Carolina, the University of Stockholm and the University of Vermont -- UNI is by far the best, so it's a real privilege to be able to work with all these good people to help maintain and extend the quality of this fine school."

 

WARNING SIREN TO SOUND:

The Black Hawk County Emergency Management Agency will conduct a test of the outdoor early warning siren system Wednesday, March 2 at 11 a.m. One sound is used for the test -- a steady wail lasting for three minutes. If severe weather conditions are present, the test will be canceled to avoid confusion.

 

CANNED FOOD DRIVE AT ESSENTIALS:

Kick off your Spring Break by helping the N.E. Iowa Food Bank. Essentials student employees in Maucker Union will be collecting canned foods or monetary donations during the month of March. Those contributing 2 or more items will recieve a free Hawaiian Lei plus will have their name displayed in the windows. Check out our clothing and other "essential" Spring Break Specials All Month Long!

 

ANNUAL RECOGNITION BREAKFAST:

If you or someone in your department has retired, or plans to retire, during the 2004-05 fiscal year, please contact Melanie Richter at 273-5980 or melanie.richter@uni.edu so that the University can acknowledge all retirees.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MDA EVENT:

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

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

WEBCASTS & WEBINARS:

ITS-Educational Technology regularly posts notices of upcoming Webcasts and Webinars dealing with educational applications of technology. Please visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/webcasts to see the current listing.

 

ADOBE ACROBAT 7 SOFTWARE:

The Board of Regents Office is currently reviewing a contract with Adobe that would offer Iowa State, UNI, and University of Iowa the opportunity to purchase Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Pro in high volume for $28/license. Once this contract has been signed, there will be approximately 10 days to gather all orders and prepare a final purchase order. To meet this deadline, notify Roxanne Conrad by telephone (3-3524) or e-mail (Roxanne.Conrad@uni.edu) in Purchasing by Wednesday, March 9.

Details at http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase/AdobeAcrobat.pdf

 

STROKE RISK SCREENINGS:

WRS is sponsoring stroke screenings Friday, March 4, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., WRC 104. Screening includes full vascular profile, EKG, and blood pressure for $105. For questions contact Kathy Green, 3-6921 or Deedra Billings, 3-7162. Appointments required, call 1-866-478-7653 to schedule.

 

NEED A BRIGHT IDEA?

UNI's Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) houses a collection of books, magazines and videos, about renewable energy, recycling, waste management, home efficiency and environmental education resources for K-12 students. The collection is a great source for Capstone topics and environmental lesson plans. Students are invited to browse or check out resources in CEEE Room 111, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Ryan Lensing at (319) 273-3850 or outreachceee@uni.edu.

 

EXERCISE ADHERENCE:

If you struggle with exercise adherence or are just not sure what to do, then a personal trainer is the answer. Your personal trainer will design a program with your specific goals in mind, and motivate and educate you. Contact Kristy.Leen@uni.edu or 3-7167. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/PT/index.html.

 

HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

You have enough things to haul to and from campus. Half- and long-lockers are available for rent. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu. Sign-up also available at HB; just ask a fitness supervisor.

 

JOB POSTINGS

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

 

EVENTS

(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

SILENT AUCTION:

STAGE Inc. will host a silent auction, now 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.

 

ST. STEPHEN'S LENTEN ACTIVITIES:

Pray before the Blessed Sacrament from 5 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays during Lent, and stay for Primetime Mass at 9 p.m. St. Stephen's Student Center is located next to UNI Book and Supply.

 

DINOS 101: AN INTRODUCTION TO DINOSAURS

This exhibit features learning stations filled with dinosaur information, what they looked like, names, sizes and a geologic-time clock. Also included are display cases featuring dinosaur fossils and field tools used by scientists, at the University Museum through July 10.

 

LEARN TO TAP DANCE:

Learn to tap during this week's Movement Outlet class on Wednesday, March 2, at 5:30 p.m., in WRC 185/187. For more information, contact Lyndsey Stephenson at zdanz128@uni.edu

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:

An on-campus legislative briefing will take place at noon, Friday, March 4, in the lower level of Maucker Union - the Elm Room. Keith Saunders, state relations officer, Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will give an update about the budget, including budget target proposals and other key legislative issues.

 
BALLROOM DANCE AND LESSON:

The UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers are sponsoring a free ballroom dance and lesson on Sunday, March 6, in Maucker Union Expansion. The tango lesson, from 7 to 8 p.m., will be taught by Ken Wilson. The dance will follow, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. For information call 3-6195.

 

CAVING IN KENTUCKY:

Join Outdoor Rec April 1 - 3 in Mammoth Cave National Park. Cost $164 (UNI); $180 (guest). Pre-trip meeting March 29, 5 p.m., WRC 174. No experience necessary. Contact Outdoor Rec @ 3-7163.

 

ATHLETICS

Friday: Women's tennis vs. Drake, Black Hawk Tennis Center - 1 p.m.
Saturday: Wrestling @ West Regional - Fresno, Calif.
Sunday: Women's tennis vs. Northern Colorado, Black Hawk Tennis Center, 9 a.m.

All Weekend - Men's basketball MVC Tournament, St. Louis, Mo.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/FILMS

RUSSIAN MOVIE SERIES:

A Russian Movie Series will open Tuesday, March 1, showing "Window to Paris," an award-winning Post-Perestroika comedy (1993) in Russian, with English subtitles, in Seerley Hall, Room 115, at 7 p.m.

 

WOMEN ON FRIDAYS:

Local attorney Judith Benson will present "Legal Issues Every Woman Should Know" Friday, March 4, at noon, in Baker 161. This event is designed to make women aware of legal issues that may affect them. Come to this second in the "Women and Leadership" series and make sure you're protecting yourself.

 

ASSESSMENT OF THE OLDER DRIVER:

Do you know an older person who drives? Do you have questions about their safety or that of other drivers? Sue Toale Knapp will present an "Assessment of the Older Driver" via the ICN on Wednesday, March 2, at 4 p.m., in SEC 130A. For more information, contact Holly Bokelman (3-7961), Holly.Bokelman@uni.edu.

 
LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP:

Leadership in spiritual and religious organizations is the topic of the Thursday, March 3 session, from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in SEC 252. Mohammed Fahmy, prayer leader, Waterloo/Cedar Falls Islamic Center; Susan Manshadi, Baha'i Faith; Ellen Miller, board member, World's Window, a Mennonite Church project; and Jeff Portman, Rabbi, Agudas Achim Congregation, Iowa City, will present. See speaker series schedule at: http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.html.

 
FLOW AND CREATIVITY LECTURE:

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, psychologist, author and professor known worldwide for his scholarship on flow and creativity, will deliver two free public lectures at UNI. He will discuss "The Creative Person and the Creative Context" at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 3, in the Commons Ballroom. A reception will precede the presentation at 6:15 p.m., and a book signing will follow. Friday, March 4, at 3 p.m., he will speak on "Flow and the Quality of Life" in the Lang Hall Auditorium. A book signing and reception will follow in the balcony foyer. Both events are part of "The Changing Face of Iowa: Exploring Creativity in the Community," a program of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, with support from all undergraduate colleges and the Rod Library. For more information, call 273-2221 or visit http://fp.uni.edu/csbs/csikszentmihalyi.htm

 

CEEE PRESENTS HYDROGEN LECTURE:

On Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m., in the the Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) auditorium, the CEEE will present "What Hydrogen Economy? Running our cars on water in a carbon-constrained world." Bill Leighty, director of the Leighty Foundation in Juneau, Alaska and Co-Principal of the International Renewable Hydrogen Transmission Demonstration Facility, will discuss the potential of hydrogen from water becoming a major energy provider in the future. A reception sponsored by the Leighty Foundation will follow the program.

 

CROW FORUM:

Monday, March 7, Gowri Betrabet-Gulwadi, assistant professor of interior design, will present "Negotiating Gendered Spaces" at noon, in Maucker Union, Presidential Room. The Graduate Program in Women's Studies sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and members of the wider community are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.

 

PANEL DISCUSSION/LECTURE ON CANCER:

Sue Joslyn, a professor of epidemiology and chair of the UNI Division of Health Promotion and Education, will speak on cancers that affect college students, Monday, March 7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in Sabin 327. There will also be a panel discussion that includes Francis Degnin M.P.M., Ph.D., who teaches a death and dying class, and UNI student Teske Drake and her mother. This event is being sponsored by Phi Upsilon Omicron, a national honor society in family & consumer sciences.


CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE:

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

 

PERFORMING ARTS

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE/UNIWADE CONCERT:

Wednesday, March 2, in Davis Hall at 8 p.m. Guest artist John Yost (Robert & Dorothea Dean Visiting Artist) will perform Japanese taiko drumming with the Percussion Ensemble.  He will also play Malinke style solo djembe with the West African Drum Ensemble.

 

AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL (PHI MU ALPHA):

Annual recital by brothers of the Beta Nu Chapter, performing works by American composers, Thursday, March 3, at 8 p.m., in Russell Auditorium.

 

CELTIC MUSIC SESSIONS:

The UNI Celtic Club (formerly the UNI Gaelic Club) sponsors free Celtic music sessions at the Vibe. The next session is Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m. Public participation is encouraged. Visit http://www.uni.edu/dance/ceili.htm for more information, or e-mail Melody at ginki@uni.edu.

 

4 DADS COMEDY TOUR:

The Family and Children’s Council presents its 25th Anniversary Gala, featuring the 4 Dads Comedy Tour, Thursday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the GBPAC. with a reception beforehand. The 4 Dads Comedy Tour is comprised of Milt Abel, Tim Bedore (often featured on the Bob and Tom Show), Kelly McDonal, and Dan St. Paul.

Tickets are $22 or $30, available in advance. For tickets, call 273-SHOW.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Natalia Zukerman, a New York City singer-songwriter and guitarist will perform Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m., in KUNI's third floor studios in the CAC. Zukerman was an award-winning finalist in this year's Songwriting Competition at the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival in Lyons, Colo. 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 todeal 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. The showtimes will be 7:30 p.m., Feb. 24-26 and March 2-5 There will also be a 2 p.m. performance on Feb. 26, 27 and March 6. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 youth, and free for UNI students. Call 3-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 

CARMEN- U-CARD DISCOUNT*:

Saturday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com). The opera, "Carmen," is a visual and dramatic spectacle taking you from the sultry streets of Spain, to the mountains, and back to the bullring of Seville. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC box office. *UNI students receive a 50 percent discount.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

SPRING JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR:

Wednesday, March 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. More than 80 employers will visit with UNI students/alumni about internships and full-time jobs. Twenty employers will be scheduling for the Interview Day on Thursday, March 3. For a list of participants and majors they're seeking, visit http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/Events/jobfair/jobweb.html


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