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Thursday, Mar. 3, 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. The news release is at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/news.asp?NewsID=1611

 

CANNED FOOD DRIVE AT ESSENTIALS:

Essentials student employees in Maucker Union will collect canned foods or monetary donations during March to help the N.E. Iowa Food Bank. Those contributing two or more items will recieve a free Hawaiian lei plus will have their name displayed in the windows. Check out the clothing and other "essential" spring break specials at Essentials.

 

ANNUAL RECOGNITION BREAKFAST:

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

 
VOLUNTEER TUTOR/MENTORS NEEDED:

The GEAR UP Program is looking for volunteer tutor/mentors to work with students of Logan Middle School, East, Expo, and West High Schools. The GEAR UP Program is a federally funded program sponsored by UNI. For more information contact Shirley Greer, director of the GEAR UP Program, at 287-5638.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

KUNI STATEHOUSE CONNECTION:

KUNI presents "The Iowa Statehouse Connection," originating from the Law Library in the Iowa Capitol Building. Hosted by Des Moines Bureau Chief Jeneane Beck, the show will air Monday, March 7, at 10 a.m. The topic is drug control policy in Iowa. Guests include Iowa's Drug Control Policy Director Marvin Van Haaften, Republican Rep. Clel Baudler of Greenfield and Dennis Feltz, a substance abuse professional with Covenant Medical Center Chemical Dependancy Treatment Program.


WEBCASTS & WEBINARS:

ITS-Educational Technology regularly posts notices of upcoming Webcasts and Webinars dealing with educational applications of technology. 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.

 
MEMFIS USER GROUP MEETING:

The next MEMFIS Users Group (MUG) meeting will be Thursday, March 24, at 1:30 p.m., in SEC 252. The agenda will include accessing and understanding payslips, leave balances, usage and payroll expense reports.

 

 

 

EVENTS

(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

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.

 

A T. REX NAMED SUE:

March 5-May 27:The University Museum will host "A T. rex Named SUE", an exact replica of the largest, most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. Because SUE is so big, the exhibit will be on display at the CFU Business Development Center at 1326 Waterloo Road. Visit http://www.uni.edu/museum/sue

 
LATINO BALL

The Latino Ball will take place this Saturday, March 5, in the Maucker Union Expansion. The event will run from 7 p.m. - midnight, and will include a DJ and dance from 8 p.m. - midnight, with appetizers and refreshments available. The ball is free and open to the public.

 

LEGISLATIVE FORUM:

A Legislative Public Forum hosted by local agencies and organizations, including UNI, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at AEA 267, 3712 Cedar Heights Dr., Cedar Falls. The public is invited to hear remarks from area legislators and voice support for public higher educaiton funding. For more information, contact Stacey Christensen, 3-3170.

 

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.


FORUM ON IOWA PUBLIC RADIO:

The Friends of KUNI have organized informational meetings regarding the formation of Iowa Public Radio at several locations around the KUNI and KHKE broadcasting areas. A local meeting will take place at 7 p.m., Monday, March 7 in the CAC, Room 108. There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the station managers and time for general comments from listeners.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

"Linking Climate Change and Biodiversity on the Mongolian Steppe", will be presented by Mark Edlund, St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Monday, March 7, 4 p.m., Latham 125. Edlund specializes in large lake paleoecology and diatom systematics, and has worked extensively on North American and Asian lakes and rivers. He teaches the highly regarded diatom class at Iowa Lakeside Lab.

 

APO BLOOD DRIVE:

Tuesday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Maucker Union, Alpha Phi Omega will sponsor a blood drive through the Blood Center of Iowa, the sole provider of blood for 46 Iowa hospitals. To make an appointment to donate blood, contact either Megan Wallace at mwallace@uni.edu or Cheryl Moses at 3-2461 or cheryl.moses@uni.edu. For your convenience, appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are also welcome. A photo ID will be required to give blood.

 

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.

 

UNI RELAY FOR LIFE:

Join in the fight against cancer. Teams are forming now for 3rd annual UNI Relay For Life. The event, a night filled with entertainment, food and fun, takes place April 8-9, 6 p.m.-6 a.m., in the UNI-Dome. Team captain meetings are March 7 or 8, at 8 p.m., in Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge. Register or get more information at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/relayforlife or e-mail relay-for-life@uni.edu

 

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.

 
MVC TOURNAMENT:

The Panthers are the fourth seed for this weekend's Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament. They will take on SMS at 2:30 p.m., on Saturday, at the Savvis Center in St. Louis. The Alumni Association's pre-game party will begin at 1 p.m. at 14th & Clark, which is located inside the Savvis Center. The second level is reserved for Panther fans. Admission is $5 and includes appetizers and a cash bar - no RSVPs required.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/FILMS

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.

 

CEEE PRESENTS HYDROGEN LECTURE:

On Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m., in 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 AWARENESS:

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, as assistant professor of philosophy, 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 design, family & consumer sciences.


HEARST LECTURE SERIES: SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO:

Monday, March 7, 7:30 p.m., at the Strayer-Wood Theatre, Iranian-born actress Shohreh Aghdashloo (Fox TV's "24," "House of Sand and Fog") brings her riveting story and passionate beliefs to the podium to discuss her amazing life, the future of Iran and women's concerns. She also will be available for informal conversation,
Tuesday, March 8, from 11 a.m. - noon, in Baker 161. Sponsored by Theatre UNI & UNI Women's Studies. Admission is free. For more information visit http://www.theatreuni.com

 

FILM: 'CONTROL ROOM':

Award-winning documentary by Arab-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim, this film examines the controversial Arab news network Al-Jazeera and its coverage of the Iraq War. Free and open to the public. Tuesday, March 8, 7 p.m. in Sabin 102. Sponsored by Students for Social Justice and Amnesty International.

 
ART JUROR'S LECTURE:

"Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition" juror Teresa Paschke, assistant professor of art and design at ISU, will lecture March 9, at 6 p.m., in KAB 111. The event is sponsored in part by the Florence Hartwig Foundation.


PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

Wednesday, March 9, 7 p.m., SRL 115. Annette Lynch and Mitchell Strauss, Design, Family & Consumer Sciences, will present "I Can See By Your Outfit That You Are a Singing Cowboy: Analysis of Dress and Masculinity Construction in Gene Autry's Depression Era Wild West Identity." Free and open to all.


CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

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

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.


NORTHERN IOWA STRING FESTIVAL:

The Northern Iowa String Festival, Friday, March 4, from noon to 5 p.m., GPBAC Halls. Julia Trahan, coordinator culminating with a 6 p.m. recital


FACULTY/GUEST RECITAL:

JuliaTrahan with Anibel Dos Santos, viola, and Eric Larsen, piano, Friday, March 4, 6 p.m., Davis Hall.
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.

 

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


ORCHESTRA CONCERT:

Students of the UNI Suzuki School will perform Monday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m., Rusell Auditorium.


NORTHERN IOWA SAX ENSEMBLE:

Guest Kim Reisinger, organ, Tom Barry, conductor, and Ryan Middagh, Dave Oline, Drew Stolba, Evan Smith, saxaphones, perform Tuesday, March 8, at 8 p.m., Jebe Hall.

 
UNI WIND SYMPHONY/UNI SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT:

Wednesday, March 9, at 6 p.m., Great Hall, the UNI Wind Symphony will perform two works by the American composer, Arne Running. Also featured on the concert will be four student conductors (Tabitha Langis, Nadya Potemkina, Nathan Smith and Cassidy Olson) each conducting a movement of Malcolm Arnold's "Four Scottish Dances."


SYMPHONY:

The W-CF Symphony will be joined by world-respected composer Peter Schickele on its March 12, 7:30 p.m. performance at the GBPAC. Two of Schickele's works will be presented, as well as compositions by Mozart and Schubert. Tickets at 3-SHOW or http://www.wcfsymphony.org.

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

SUCCESSFUL JOB SEARCH FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

Thursday, March 10, 3 – 4 p.m., Maucker Union, SIAC Conference Room. The UNI Advising & Career Services office is offering a workshop for international students, "Checklist for a Successful Job Search in the U.S." Current U.S. immigration laws permit international students to be employed in the U.S. for practical training either during or after degree completion. This workshop is an overview of the issues most relevant to international students in developing a successful job search strategy. For more information, contact Joan Smothers joan.smothers@uni.edu or Isabela Varela isabela.varela@uni.edu, or call 3-6857.

 

LEADERSHIP ESSAY CONTEST:

The deadline for UNI students to submit a 700-word maximum essay, is 5 p.m., Friday, March 11. Monetary prize for winning essay is $100 (donated by Cedar Falls Firefighters' Association). See details on formatting, criteria for judging and where to submit at http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/essay.htm.



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