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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

NEWS

PRESENTATION BY CANDIDATE FOR ASSOC. VP FOR SPONSORED PROGRAMS:

Henry W. Bullamore, candidate for Associate Vice President for Sponsored Programs, will make a presentation followed by a question and answer session at 3:30 p.m., Friday, March 25, in the CME, Room 109 A&B. Open to all faculty and staff. Bullamore is acting director of the Center for International Education and professor of geography at Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Md.

 

CHANGE IN MAILING COSTS:

Effective Monday, April 18, Central Mail Services will start processing all outgoing mail for the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. This additional volume will reduce First Class presort fees from the current .03 cents per piece to .02 cents. This decrease will save UNI an additional $5,128.60 annually in presort fees on the daily First Class letter mail without affecting its current service. Additional savings will also occur on the bulk mail side regarding billing and inserts and processing. Total savings will easily be more than $10,000.

 
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.

 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

The UNI-Dome and UNI Wrestling will host the 2005 USA Wrestling Kids/Cadet & Veterans Folkstyle National Championships, April 2 and 3 in the UNI-Dome. Volunteers are needed to run scoreclocks and track and deliver bout sheets. No prior experience is necessary and each job is learned quickly. Contact Dan at soy2140@uni.edu to schedule. (Required volunteer hours can be authorized.)

 

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB VOLUNTEERS:

The Boys and Girls Club of Black Hawk County is seeking volunteer tutors during after school "Power Hour". Thirty young members who have been held behind in school are in need of tutors. "Power Hour" runs from 4-5 p.m. Math and reading tutors primarily sought. Will be flexible with scheduling. For more information, e-mail volunteer@uni.edu.

 

A T. REX NAMED SUE VOLUNTEERS:

Volunteers are needed through May 27. Exhibit hours are Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and Sundays, 1 - 4 p.m. Volunteers can choose days and times. Volunteer duties include tour guide, ticketing, exhibit maintenance, gift shop and special events. Contact Rosie Peterson at 232-0901 or rpeterson@aincservices.org for more information or to sign up.

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH DISPLAY AT ROD LIBRARY:

During March, a display to commemorate national Women’s History Month and Asian-American Month is in the entryway of the library. There are posters and quotations by famous individuals, as well as UNI library books related to these topics. For more information on events, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

JOB POSTINGS

P & S JOB VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include assistant football coach, information technology specialist/COE, information technology specialist/desktop environment, assistant director for multicultural education, athletic sales coordinator, senior administrative assistant, dance coach, collections manager, and hall coordinator. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.htm

 

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS FOR MARCH 27:

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

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

WEBCT WORKSHOP FOR FACULTY:

ITS-Educational Technology is offering WebCT workshops 1, 2 and 3 on March 25, and 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. 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.

 

PHILIP G. HUBBARD AWARD:

Integrated DNA Technologies of Coralville, 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.

 

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, 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. Sign up today. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu. Sign-up also available at Health Beat, just ask a fitness supervisor.

 

EVENTS

(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

TAG SALE:

On Wednesday, March 23, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., UNI will hold a tag sale at the warehouse at 2412 West 27th St. The items to be sold are desks, chairs, cabinets and miscellaneous items. All items are sold "as is" and must be removed on that day. Payment must be made in cash or check before removal. Call Vince at 3-3527 with questions.

 
ROCK CLIMB IN IOWA:

UNI Outdoors will introduce the basic skills of outdoor climbing at Backbone State Park, Saturday, April 9. Cost is $20 (UNI); $25 (guest). Pre-trip meeting is April 5, 5 p.m., WRC 174. Contact Outdoor Rec at 3-7163.

 
'SPRINT INTO SPRING' 5K RUN/WALK:

Join the fun and challenge yourself with the 4th Annual "Sprint into Spring" 5K run/walk, sponsored by Pi Sigma Epsilon. The race will be Saturday, April 9, at 8 a.m., on the UNI campus, rain or shine. Early registration is $15 and must be received by March 30. Registration is $17 after March 30. Early registration is required for race day t-shirt guarantee. Registration forms are available at the WRC, Health Beat, YMCA, Cedar Falls Rec Center, Marketing Office (CBB) and on the Web at: http://isrl.cba.uni.edu/pse/PSE%20registration.pdf. Contact Greg Pudenz at pudenz22@uni.edu for more information.

 

ROCK CLIMBING/HIKING IN ARKANSAS:

Backpack and climb in one of the best outdoor recreation areas, April 15-17. Cost $80 (UNI); $90 (guest). A pre-trip meeting is Tuesday, April 12, at 5 p.m., WRC 174. Challenging routes offered for all skill levels. No experience necessary. All equipment provided. Contact Outdoor Rec at 3-7163.

 

BACKPACKING IN MICHIGAN:

Backpack the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Area in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan April 22-24. Cost $80 (UNI); $90 (guest). Pre-trip meeting April 19, at 5 p.m., WRC 174. A great adventure with impressive views and "rain forest" feel. Contact Outdoor Rec at 3-7163.

 

ATHLETICS

Wednesday: Baseball vs. Clarke College, Riverfront Stadium, Waterloo, 3 p.m.

Friday: Softball vs. Southern Illinois, noon.*
Saturday: Softball vs. Southern Illinois, 2 p.m.*
Sunday: Softball vs. Southern Illinois, noon*
* Panther Park - Directly Northwest of UNI-Dome

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/FILMS:

RUSSIAN MOVIE SERIES:

Russian Cartoons Night is Tuesday, March 22, 7 p.m., Seerley 115. Featured are episodes from the "Just You Wait" series and "Cat Leopold" (based on Russian scripts and children's books), as well as "Winnie-the-Pooh" (based on stories by A.A. Milne) and "Carlson" (based on Astrid Lindgren's book). In Russian with English subtitles.

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH FILM SERIES:

The film "My Journey, My Islam," will be shown March 22 and 23, CME, (109 MAU). Showings are 9 and 11 a.m., and 1, 3 and 7 p.m. This film documents how Muslim women reconcile and interpret the requirements of their faith and the obligations of Western culture. Refreshments provided. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/cme. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education.

 

GOLD STAR MOM AGAINST THE IRAQ WAR:

Sue Niederer, of Gold Star Families for Peace, and the mother of Lt. Seth Dvorin, who was killed in Iraq in February 2004, will speak Wednesday, March 23, at 1 p.m., in Maucker Union Ballroom B. For more information, contact Jessica Maass at jmaass@uni.edu. Sponsored by UNI Students for Social Justice.

 

FILM ABOUT YUKON NORTH SLOPE:

The Student Nature Society will screen the film, "Being Caribou," Thursday, March 24, at 4 p.m., in McCollum Science Hall 101. This production of the National Film Board of Canada follows the life and migration of a caribou herd in the Alaskan and Yukon North Slope for six months. It will provide background to the impact that drilling on the North Slope will have on the people and wildlife of the North. For more information, contact Jean Gerrath, 3-7152, or jean.gerrath@uni.edu.

 

CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP SPEAKER SERIES:

The 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

 

A CAMPUS OF DIFFERENCE MARCH SESSIONS:

Sessions are sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League’s A World of Difference Institute and strive to help faculty and staff to live and work successfully in a diverse world. Upcoming sessions will take place at the CME on March 24 and 31, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with refreshments provided. Registration is available online at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/cme, or call 3-2250.

 

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. Mod-1 is Apr.18, Mod-2A is Apr.20, Mod-2B is Apr.22 Classes are at the UNI Regional Business Center from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $349 for both modules or $125 for Mod-1 and $249 for Mod-2A&B. For more information, or to register, call 236-8123 or visit http://www.unirbc.org

 

PERFORMING ARTS

PHI MU ALPHA SINFONIA PERFORMANCE COMPETITION:

Thursday, March 24, 8 p.m., Russell Auditorium. This competition is open to any non-member student performing works by American composers. Scholarship award for 1st prize is $150, 2nd prize is $50. Judged by Faculty Sinfonians.

 
GUEST RECITAL:

Monday, March 28, 7:30 p.m., Great Hall, JD Shaw, horn and Robin Guy, piano.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Monday, March 28, at 7 p.m., singer-songwriter and guitarist Chrys Mitchell will perform in KUNI's third floor studios in the CAC. His songs reflect his musical roots in the folk boom of the sixties. Admission is $3 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. For more information visit http://www.kuniradio.org/kustud.html.

 
MISS SAIGON (*U-CARD DISCOUNT):

This broadway musical runs Friday-Sunday, April 8-10, at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com). Set in Saigon during and after the Vietnam War, this is an epic love story of two young lovers torn apart by the fortunes of destiny and held together by a burning passion and the fate of a small child. Call 3-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC box office. *UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

ENVIRONMENT, TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY IN OKOBOJI:

Invite your students to attend an informational meeting Thursday, March 24, from 3-4 p.m., in McCollum Science Hall, Room 103. This hands-on, field-based course will be taught at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory on West Okoboji Lake. http://www.uni.edu/contined/cp/courses/820140.pdf

 

NATIONAL EDUCATOR EXPO:

Saturday, April 9, Maucker Union. Teacher registration 8 a.m., Seerley Hall. More than 95 school districts from across the United States will recruit educators for the 2005-06 academic year. For a list of registered districts and a registration form, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs. Sponsored by UNI Advising & Career Services, 242 Gilchrist. For more information, call 3-2062.

 

2005 PRSSA REGIONAL ACTIVITY:

April 8-10, the UNI PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) Chapter will host one of 15 nationwide regional activities. This conference will take place Friday through Sunday, with sessions led by public relations professionals from ESPN, Disneyworld, KWWL, and others. The conference is open to all. For more information or a registration form, visit http://www.uni.edu/jjl or e-mail uniregionalactivity2005@yahoo.com.

 

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT:

Wellness and Recreation Services is accepting applications for summer employment in the areas of lifeguarding and swim lesson teachers. Applications are available in Room 101 of the WRC. Contact Chris Denison at 3-7263 or at denison@uni.edu for more information.

 

A TRIP TO THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD:

The Center for Multicultural Education is sponsoring "A Trip Into the Underground Railroad" bus trip May 12-15, to Cincinnati, Ohio and Maysville, Kentucky. Encourage students to attend one of the informational meetings in the CME lobby (109 MAU) Wednesday, March 23, at 3 p.m. or Thursday, March 24, at 12:30 p.m. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

 


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