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Tuesday, Mar. 8, 2005

NEWS

OPEN FORUM:

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to an open forum to discuss UNI's high graduation rate with a nine-member external visiting team. UNI is one of twelve institutions chosen to participate in the Graduation Rate Outcomes Study, a national partnership among the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), The Education Trust, and the National Association of System Heads (NASH).The open meetings are scheduled in the Maucker Union Presidential Room on Wednesday, March 9, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., and Thursday, March 10, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

MARCH PAYROLL CUTOFFS:

The deadline for submitting PAFs to Human Resource Services for March’s month-end payroll is 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 23. Direct deposit and W-4 changes should be delivered to Payroll by Wednesday, March 23 to be effective for March’s monthly payroll.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Iowa Public Television will air the film, "America's Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie," co-produced by Daryl Smith, UNI professor of biology, as part of its festival week at 8 p.m., Friday, March 11.

http://www.iptv.org/festival/2005/schedule.cfm?day=11

 

STUDENT CHEF COOKING AT AVANTI:

Try something new at Avanti at Maucker Union this Friday,March 11,11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Student Chef Zach Gillen from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Atlanta, is an intern with the Department of Residence Dining Services this spring. He will prepare homemade Ravioli with a choice of tomato or cheese sauce.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

RRTTC FY 06 CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

The Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center FY 2005/2006 call for proposals is available at http://www.rrttc.uni.edu. The proposal deadline is March 31. Contact Catherine Zeman at 3-7090, or catherine.zeman@uni.edu for further information.

 
PHILIP G. HUBBARD AWARD:

Integrated DNA Technologies of Coralville, Iowa, and its founder, Dr. Joseph Walder, have renewed the $18,000 award to recognize an outstanding UNI faculty member who combines teaching, scholarship and professional service. Nomination deadline is Monday, April 11. See the award announcement at http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/hubbard.aspx or contact David A. Walker, associate dean for faculty scholarship, at 3-6148 or david.walker@uni.edu.

 

UNI STUDENT EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR:

Friday, March 18, is the deadline to nominate student employees for the 2004-2005 UNI Student Employee of the Year. View eligibility criteria and print a nomination form at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/398.html or visit htp://www.uni.edu/finaid

 

FREE RADON TESTING:

Did you know that Iowa has the highest radon levels in the United States? Students in the Price Lab School Chemistry class are studying radon in Iowa, as part of a grant sponsored by Toyota. To request a free home testing kit, e-mail Jody Stone, at Stone@uni.edu. Include name and campus address. (They normally sell for $8 - $12). Place the test kit in your home for three to four days, then mail directly to a lab for analysis.

 

WEBCT WORKSHOP FOR FACULTY:

ITS-Educational Technology is offering WebCT workshops 1, 2 and 3 on March 25, April 1 and 8 from 8:30 a.m.- noon for faculty members who would like a refresher on how to use WebCT or for those who have never used WebCT before. WebCT allows faculty to create online courseware as a supplement to an existing face-to-face course, or create a course that is completely online. For more details, visit http://webct.uni.edu/support/workshops.htm, or call 3-2309.

 

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:

Half- and long-lockers are available for rent. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu. Sign-up is also available at Health Beat; just ask a fitness supervisor.

 

 
 

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS DURING SPRING BREAK:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#spring

 

FOLLON STUDENT SERVICES CENTER HOURS:

The Follon Student Services Center Information Station will be closed during spring break from March 14-18. Department offices in Gilchrist will be open during normal business hours. Individuals in need of u-Cards during the break may obtain them at Department of Residence in Redeker Center.

 

IRTS-SEC 222 HOURS:

IRTS' Curriculum Library and all computer labs will close at 5 p.m., Friday, March 11 and will reopen at 7:45 a.m., Monday, March 21.

 

SPRING BREAK HOURS FOR FOOD SERVICES:

Prexy's hours of operation: Friday, March 11, Avanti and Blimpie close at 2 p.m. Chat's closes at 3 p.m.

Chat's hours of operation during Spring Break week: March 14 -18, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Prexy's and Chat's resume normal hours of operation Monday, March 21.

 

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS FOR SPRING BREAK:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/

 

 

EVENTS

(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

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.

 

Intramural Tennis and Racquetball:

Men, women, co-rec divisions, single elimination format, winners in each division receive a T-shirt. Registration through Thursday, March 10, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., WRC Room 101. Play begins Monday, March 21. Faculty/staff fee is $10 (cash, check or payroll deduct).

 

BACKPACK IN IOWA:

Backpacking in the Yellow River State Forest is great for beginners. The trip is April 2-3, and the cost is $30 (UNI); $35 (guest). A pre-trip meeting is March 29, 5 p.m., WRC 174. No experience necessary. Backpacks and equipment supplied. Contact Outdoor Rec at 3-7163 for more information.

 

 

 

ATHLETICS

Thursday-Saturday: Women's basketball MVC Championship Tournament, Normal, Ill.
Friday: Track and Field NCAA Indoor Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.

 
 

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/FILMS

FILM: 'CONTROL ROOM':

This award-winning documentary, by Arab-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim, 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.

 

RUSSIAN MOVIE SERIES:

The film "Peculiarities of Russian Hunting" (in Russian with English subtitles), will be shown Tuesday, March 8, 7 p.m., Seerley 115. The movie was a box-office hit in Russia. It also received several awards at the KINOTAVR festival.

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH FILM SERIES:

The film "Seneca Reflections: 150 Years of Women's Rights" will be shown March 8 and 9, at the CME. At the 150th anniversary of the First Woman's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York, participants were asked to put the 1848 convention in persepctive for a contemporary audience. Refreshments provided. Visit http://www.uni.edu/cme for more info. Showings: 9:30 and 11 a.m., and noon, 3 and 7 p.m.

 

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

UNI-AEOP MEETING REMINDER:

Tuesday, March 8, noon, Presidential Room of Maucker Union.

 

LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP SPEAKER SERIES:

Leaders on Leadership speakers will address leadership involvement with human rights issues March 24, 3:30-4:45 p.m., in SEC 252. Speakers include Cheryl Faries, community development coordinator; Abraham Funchess, Waterloo Human Rights Commission member; Lori Knight, president, UNI Hispanic Latino Student Union; and Jessica Maass, president, UNI chapter of Amnesty International. See entire speaker series and other details at http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.html

 

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.

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

NORTHERN IOWA SAX ENSEMBLE:

Guest Kim Reisinger, organ, Tom Barry, conductor, and Ryan Middagh, Dave Oline, Drew Stolba, Evan Smith, saxophones, 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."


WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS 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.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Monday, March 14, at 7 p.m., third-floor studios in the CAC. Singer-songwriter Andy White was born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Admission is $3 for adults and free for children 12 and under. For more information visit http://www.kuniradio.org/kustud.html

GUEST/FACULTY RECITAL:

Jonathan Schwabe, bass with special guests, Monday, March 21, 8 p.m., Russell Hall Auditorium. Jazz recital featuring jazz keyboardist Mark Maegdlin and guitarist Brian Wilke. Maegdlin and Wilke, both Chicago-based performers, will be assisted by faculty members Chris Merz (sax), Jonathan Schwabe (bass), graduate assistant Tom Giampietro (drums), UNI alum Heath Pattshul (vocals), and Edgar East (vocals & percussion). The ensemble will perform an eclectic program with works by Wayne Shorter, Merz, Maegdlin, Schwabe, Burton Lane and others.


 

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.

 

A TRIP INTO THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD:

The Center for Multicultural Education is sponsoring an Underground Railroad trip this May to Cincinnati, Ohio. Encourage your students to attend an informational meeting in the CME lobby on Tuesday, March 8, at 12:30 p.m.

 

 

STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES:

There are places available for study abroad opportunities in Russia, Chile, Romania and France. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/programs/, or call the Study Abroad Center at 3-7078, or visit Baker Hall 59.

 

STUDY SPEECH PATHOLOGY IN CHILE:

Enhance your speech pathology knowledge and earn 3 credit hours through lectures by Chilean experts, visits to hospitals and orphanages in Chile and Peru and participation in community projects. Program is conducted in English. For more information, call 3-7078, or stop by Baker Hall 59.


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