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Thursday, March 24, 2005

NEWS

CAMPUS CONVERSATION RECOMMENDATIONS:

All are encouraged to read and provide comments to the preliminary "Recommendations" paper written as an outcome of the Feb. 4 campus-wide Campus Conversation event. It is available at http://www.uni.edu/conversation/recommendations.shtml Send comments to conversation@uni.edu by April 4. Based on campus feedback, the Campus Advisory Committee will refine the recommendations and forward a final document to all campus governing bodies by April 15.

 
ADVISING & CAREER SERVICES FACULTY/STAFF SURVEY:

Advising & Career Services is seeking information to help us serve you better. Please log into your MyUNIvese account to complete a short survey at http://myuniverse.uni.edu. Your feedback is valuable in our efforts to put Students First.

 

IOWA STATEHOUSE CONNECTION:

KUNI presents "The Iowa Statehouse Connection," originating from the Law Library in the Iowa Capitol Building, Mondays at 10 a.m. throughout the legislative session. The next topic will be government efficiency, airing on March 28. Guests include Gov. Tom Vilsack; Republican Sen. Jeff Angelo of Creston; Republican Rep. Cecil Dolecheck of Mount Ayr; and Democratic Rep. Geri Huser of Altoona.

 

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.

 

SAVE THE DATE - APRIL 26:

A reception honoring Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, Aaron M. Podolefsky, for his years of service to UNI, will take place Tuesday, April 26, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Commons Georgian Lounge and Sun Porch. Wish him well as he begins his new position as president of Central Missouri State University on July 1.

 

NEW CASSEROLES AT WASABI:

Homemade casseroles are featured daily at Wasabi. The weekly features include Beef and Noodles, Mondays; Tater Tot Casserole, Tuesdays; Lasagna, Wednesdays; Chicken Monterey, Thursdays and Goulash on Fridays.

JOB POSTINGS

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include information technology specialist/COE, information technology specialist/desktop environment, assistant director for multicultural education, athletic sales coordinator, senior administrative assistant, dance coach 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

 

WRC/HEALTH BEAT HOURS FOR EASTER WEEKEND:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/ or call 3-2391.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

ONLINE LEARNING AND TEACHING WORKSHOP:

Have you ever wondered what students experience when taking a course entirely online, with no face-to-face meetings? ITS-Educational Technology is offering a two-week workshop for faculty, from April 6 to 19, entirely on the Web using WebCT. Participants will experience the student perspective of online learning while learning about and discussing online teaching. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tlt/olt for more information and to register.

 

JSTOR DATABASES AVAILABLE:

The JSTOR Arts & Sciences Collections I, II, and III are now available. These databases provide access to the full text of more than 359 journals in diverse disciplines. Select JSTOR on the “Databases A – Z” menu on the Library Web page at http://www.library.uni.edu/ Additional information is available at http://www.library.uni.edu/news/

 

SMART START CLASS:

This 90-minute information blitz is suited for up-and-coming entrepreneurs, covering business planning, financing, credit, legal and tax issues. The classes are offered at the UNI Regional Business Center in downtown Waterloo. The cost is $15 per person. For more information and upcoming class dates, call 236-8123 or visit http://www.unirbc.org

 

 

EVENTS

(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

ANXIETY DISORDER SCREENING:

Anxiety Disorder Screening Day will take place Thursday, March 31 at the UNI Counseling Center, 213 East Bartlett (formerly the Student Services Center). The screening will last approximately one hour and is offered at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The free screening is open to UNI faculty, staff and students. For more information, contact jennifer.murra@uni.edu or call 3-2676.

 

JOIN A RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM:

There is still time to form a team for the 3rd annual UNI Relay For Life to help fight cancer. The event will be a night filled with entertainment, food and fun from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., April 8 to 9, in the UNI-Dome. Team T-shirt orders are due March 30. T-shirt pick-up and bank night is April 4. Register, or get more information, at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/relayforlife or e-mail grante@uni.edu with any questions.

 

47TH ANNUAL UNI RECOGNITION BREAKFAST:

Share good memories and say goodbye to departing colleagues at the UNI Recognition Breakfast at 8:15 a.m., Saturday, April 30, in the Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union. The cost is $6.50; register at the Cashier's Office, Follon Student Services Center, Gilchrist Hall. Contact Melanie Richter at 3-6078 for further information.

 

 

ATHLETICS

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 the UNI-Dome

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/FILMS:

FILM ABOUT YUKON NORTH SLOPE:

The Student Nature Society will screen the film, "Being Caribou," at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 24, in McCollum Science Hall, Room 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 provides background on the impact drilling on the North Slope will have on people and wildlife. For more information, contact Jean Gerrath, 3-7152, or jean.gerrath@uni.edu.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

On Monday, March 28, 4 p.m., in Latham 125, Gary Shawver, president of Shawver Well Company, will present "Water Wells in the Cedar Valley Aquifer." The talk will be about groundwater in the Cedar Valley aquifer and the business of drilling wells to extract this important resource.

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH FILM SERIES:

The film "Dadi and Her Family" will be shown March 29 and 30, at the Center for Multicultural Education (109 MAU). Showtimes are 9 and 11 a.m., and 1, 3 and 7 p.m. This film focuses on a grandmother in a Jat farm family in Haryana, her views on changing values in the family, and changing times. Refreshments provided. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/cme. Sponsored by the CME.

 

 

CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

A CAMPUS OF DIFFERENCE MARCH SESSIONS:

Sessions are sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League's A World of Difference Institute and to help faculty and staff 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. to 4:30 p.m., with refreshments provided. Register online at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/cme, or call 3-2250.

 
LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP SPEAKER SERIES:

Thursday, March 31, 3:30-4:45 p.m., in SEC 252, the topic is "Media Leadership." Speakers are John Hess, director of broadcasting for KUNI; Julie Kraft, TV consultant with Frank N. Magid Associates; and Nancy Raffensperger-Newhoff, managing editor, Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier. For more information on future speakers, visit, http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.html.

 

 

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 1960s. Admission is $3 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. For more information, visit http://www.kuniradio.org/kustud.html.

 
CONCERT CHORALE:

Monday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Admission is free. Nicole Lamartine, conductor. The student ensemble will perform choral works by Brahms, Britten, Rorem, Mozart, Elgar and Rheinberger.

 

SYMPHONY:

The W-CF Symphony will be joined by pianist Wendy Chen April 2, 7:30 p.m., at the GBPAC. Ms. Chen will perform one of Mozart's late piano concertos. Also on the program, works by Webern and Schubert. Tickets at

3-SHOW or at http://www.wcfsymphony.org.

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

ENVIRONMENT, TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY IN OKOBOJI:

Invite your students to attend an informational meeting Thursday, March 24, from 3 to 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

 

 

 

 


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