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Tuesday, March 29, 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.

 
PRESENTATION BY CANDIDATE FOR ASSOC. VP FOR SPONSORED PROGRAMS:

John J. Ruffolo, candidate for Associate Vice President for Sponsored Programs, will make a presentation followed by a question and answer session at 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, in Seerley 115. Open to all faculty and staff.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

A story appeared in the Friday, March 25 edition of the Des Moines Register featuring research being done by Laquita Blockson, management.
http://tinyurl.com/4yxuk

 

CHFA FACULTY EXCELLENCE AWARD:

The Faculty Senate of the College of Humanities & Fine Arts calls for nominations for the CHFA Faculty Excellence Award. The purpose of the award is to honor tenured faculty who have excelled as teachers and scholars and effectively combined the two into exciting classroom experiences.The recipient will make a presentation to the college community and invited guests during the fall semester. A $500 cash award will be given by the College of Humanities & Fine Arts. Nomination forms are at http://www.uni.edu/chfa/excellence.htm

 

ADVISING & CAREER SERVICES FACULTY/STAFF SURVEY:

Advising & Career Services is seeking information to help us serve you better. Log into MyUNIverse and complete a short survey at http://myuniverse.uni.edu. Your feedback is valuable in our efforts to put students first.

 

CANNED FOOD DRIVE AT ESSENTIALS:

Celebrate spring by helping the N.E. Iowa Food Bank. Essentials student employees in Maucker Union are collecting canned foods or monetary donations through April 9. Those contributing 2 or more items will receive a free Hawaiian lei and will have their names displayed in the windows.

 

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 JOB VACANCIES:

Vacancies include information technology specialist/COE, 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

WRC AND HEALTH BEAT HOURS:

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

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

CME NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE ONLINE:

The UNI Center for Multicultural Education’s spring issue of its "Voices" newsletter is available at http://www.uni.edu/cme. Learn about upcoming events and interesting facts, including: out-of-state Multicultural May Trip, new job postings, as well as Asian American and Women’s History Month information. Comments, questions, or article contributions can be sent to the "Voices" Editor Jinger Bremer at Jingerjo@uni.edu or call 273-2250.

 

SPECIAL COMPUTER PRICING ANTICIPATED APRIL 18 THROUGH JULY 20:

Each year for the past several years, UNI has negotiated a volume purchase of new Windows-based computers for the student computer centers, central labs and other departments. This bid process has realized per computer cost savings estimated from $300 to more than $500 per machine. This negotiated pricing is expected to continue for all UNI students (including new incoming students), faculty and staff during this limited timeframe. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase/SpecialBids.htm

 

WELLNESS MARCH NEWSLETTER:

The March issue of Words of Wellness (an employee wellness newsletter for UNI faculty and staff) can be found at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/newsletr.html. To receive a hard copy of each issue along with a fitness program schedule, contact Kathy.Green@uni.edu, 3-6921.

 

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

T-SHIRT SALES:

T-Shirts, sweatshirts, scrubs, and other items are available at the UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society sale, Tuesday, March 29, 8 a.m.- 8 p.m., and Wednesday, March 30, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., in the 2nd Floor SEC Lobby. Sales support the group's educational and service projects.

 
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.

 

PRIDE WEEK EVENT:

Christianity, Homosexuality, and the Bible, Thursday, March 31, at 7 p.m., in Seerley 120. UNI Philosophy & Religion Professor Susan Hill will discuss what is in the Bible about homosexuality and what is not. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact lgbsta@uni.edu, or http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/lgbsta

 

CEDAR RAPIDS INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL:

The Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival will take place April 1 and 2 at the Collins Road Theatre in Marion, Iowa. Mark Janssen, a 2004 UNI electronic media graduate, will show his documentary "Brothers Sing On- The Road to St. Peter's." The film won the master documentary award for 2005. Paul Marlow, a 1988 UNI graduate, directed and produced the documentary about the UNI Men's Glee Club and director Bob Byrnes. Showtimes are 8:45 p.m., April 1 and 10:31 a.m., April 2. Tickets include both dates and are $9 in advance and $12 at the door. Call 319-377-4555 to order or go to http://www.crifilms.com/festival.html for more information.

 

GRACE ANN HOVET STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARDS:

Grace Ann Hovet Student Leadership Awards program takes place Sunday, April 3, in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom,. The reception begins at 3:30 p.m., and the program is at 4 p.m. March 31 is the deadline for reservations. For more information or to make reservations, call 273-2332 or e-mail margaret.corson@uni.edu.

 

SPECIAL FACULTY FORUM HOSTED BY THE GRADUATE COLLEGE:

"Academic Ethics and Graduate Education," will be Wednesday, April 6, 2-4 p.m., Maucker Union Presidential Room. Plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty are a growing concern in graduate education. Please join an open discussion on the problems faculty face, learn of solutions offered by colleagues, and help outline the needs for future action. Moderators for the forum will be Helen Harton, psychology and John Fecik, industrial technology. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Jackie McGlade at 3-3399 or at jackie.mcglade@uni.edu

 

CANCER SURVIVORS WANTED:

Are you are cancer survivor? Come and be honored at UNI Relay For Life on April 8-9. The night kicks off with a Cancer Survivor Celebration at 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on University Ave. The Relay begins at 6 p.m., with a luminary ceremony and survivor lap beginning at 8 p.m. You can still form a team for the 3rd annual UNI Relay For Life. Team t-shirt orders 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.

 

'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 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

WINE & TULIPS:

Savor the flavor of wines from around the world as the Friends of KUNI/KHKE present the 20th Annual "Evening in Celebration of Wine & Tulips," Saturday, May 7, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Maucker Union. Attendance is limited to 800 guests and tickets are available in advance for $35 per person and $45 at the door. Tickets are available online at http://www.kuniradio.org/store.html or by phone at 3-6400 ext. 0 and toll free at 1-800-772-2440. Checks payable to the Friends of KUNI may be sent to: “Wine & Tulips,” KUNI, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614. The ticket price includes an etched souvenir wine glass, an appetizer tray, a commemorative wine bag and a detailed wine guide.

 

ATHLETICS

Wednesday: Baseball vs. Upper Iowa, Riverfront Stadium, 3 p.m.

Softball vs. Iowa, Panther Park, 3 p.m.

Friday: Baseball vs. Indiana State, Riverfront Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday: Baseball vs. Indiana State, Riverfront Stadium, 2 p.m.

Softball vs. Creighton, Panther Park, noon and 2 p.m.

Sunday: Baseball vs. Indiana State, Riverfront Stadium, 1 p.m.

Softball vs. Creighton, Panther Park, noon.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/FILMS:

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.

 

PRIDE WEEK EVENT: FILM SHOWING OF 'NORMAL':

On Wednesday, March 30, the film "Normal" will be shown at 7 p.m., in Seerley 115. "Normal," starring Jessica Lange and Tom Wilkinson, is about what happens when a rural Illinois husband confesses that he’s a woman trapped in a man’s body and wants a sex change. For more information, e-mail lgbsta@uni.edu, or visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/lgbsta

 

 

CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

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.

 

CROW FORUM:

Monday, April 4, Kim Knesting, assistant professor of education in educational psychology & foundations and Jennifer Waldron, assistant professor of physical education, HPELS, will present "Supporting LGBT College Students" in Maucker Union, Presidential Room at noon. The Graduate Program in Women's Studies sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Everyone is invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP:

This free workshop is April 5, 3-5 p.m., CBB 3. This course is designed to teach the basics of starting a small business. Advanced registration is required as space is limited. For more information, call 273-7350, or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu or visit http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm

 

GRADUATE FACULTY BROWN BAG LUNCH:

This series of talks encourages intellectual activity, promotes cross-disciplinary dialogue, and provides a monthly forum for graduate faculty to gather and interact. The next presentation, "The Fact of Contact: Building a Post-Racial Community at our Iowa Regents Universities," features lead panelist Phil Kutzko, mathematics, University of Iowa; fellow panelists Lauren Nelson, communicative disorders; Jerry Ridenhour and Doug Mupasiri, mathematics; and moderator Kim MacLin, chair, Graduate Council. The event will be in the Maucker Union Presidential Room, Wednesday, April 13, from noon to 1 p.m. The Graduate College will provide cookies and coffee. Bring your own lunch. Reflection for the presentation: Dr. Martin Luther King – “Like life, racial understanding is not something that we find but something we must create. And the ability of the races to work together, to understand each other, will not be found readymade; it must be created by the fact of contact.”

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

ANNA IN THE TROPICS BY NILO CRUZ:

Theatre UNI presents a reading of Nilo Cruz's "Anna in the Tropics," Tuesday, March 29, 7:30 p.m., CAC Room 108. This is a passionate story of Cuban-American cigar factory workers in 1929, and winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for best play. Admission is free.

 
STUDENT RECITAL:

Tuesday, March 29, 6 p.m., Davis Hall. Vocal Area Student Recital, Jean McDonald, coordinator.

 

WOODWIND QUINTET:

Wednesday, March 30, 6 p.m., Russell Auditorium. Esprit du Vent Woodwind Quintet, Thomas Tritle, coach.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES:

Wednesday, March 30, 7:30 p.m.,Great Hall, Women’s Chorus/UNI Singers’ Concert. Nicole Lamartine and Brad Barrett, conductors. Admission charge.

 

INTERNATIONAL DANCE THEATRE FESTIVAL:

Thursday, March 31, 4 p.m., Russell Auditorium.

 
BEAT. A PLAY ON WORDS:

This rhythmic production focuses on Allen Ginsberg's famous obscenity trial. Directed by UNI senior Amanda Freking, the show runs March 31, April 1 and 2, at 7:30 p.m., in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang Hall 040. The show is free, but seating is limited.

 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES:

UNI Jazz Band One, will perform Friday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m., in the GBPAC Great Hall. Admission charge.
UNI Jazz Band One premieres 3 new works including works by the band's former director, Bob Washut, as well as its current leader, Chris Merz.  The other new work is a piece commissioned for the band from Los Angeles composer, Joey Sellers.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY CONCERT:

The W-CF Symphony will be joined by pianist Wendy Chen April 2, 7:30 p.m., at the GBPAC. 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.

 

INTERNATIONAL DANCE CONCERT:

The UNI International Dance Theatre's Spring Concert, "Around The World In Dance," will take place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 2 and 2 p.m., Sunday, April 3, in the Russell Hall Auditorium. Ticket prices for adults are $6, students and senior citizens are $4. For information call 3-6195 or http://www.uni.edu/dance/concerts.htm

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Melissa Rose Ziemer, a veteran of the Chicago-based bands Gertrude and the Juleps will perform Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m., in the third floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. For more information visit http://www.kuniradio.org/kustud.html.

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

THURSDAZE, MARCH 31 MOVIE NIGHT:

Thursdaze Movie Night features "Ocean's Twelve," starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m., in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Refreshments and snacks provided. For more information, contact the SIAC office at 3-2683.

 
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.

 

TAKE CAPSTONE IN ROMANIA THIS SUMMER:

UNI Study Abroad Center is accepting applications for the summer program in Romania, May 10 - June 3. The class abroad 'Use of GIS/GPS in Public and Environmental Health' can substitute capstone 820:140 or 410:186g. This class explores implications of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Geographical Positioning Systems (GPS). If interested, call 3-7078 or e-mail Yana.Cornish@uni.edu, or visit Study Abroad Center at 59 Baker Hall. http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/programs/Romania.asp

 

UNI ALUMNI AMBASSADORS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2005:

The UNI Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) is a volunteer organization serving UNI through promotion of the university to prospective students, alumni and friends. Applications are due Friday, April 8, and are available online at http://www.uni.edu/admissions/saa/index.htm.

 

APPLY TO BE A MENTOR FOR THE GPS MENTORING PROGRAM:

The GPS (Gaining Panther Success) Mentoring Program is a new program designed to help incoming minority students make a successful transition to UNI. The paid mentor positions require a commitment of 10-15 hours per month for three academic semesters beginning this spring semester. Deadline for applications is Friday, April 8, and mandatory training takes place Saturday, April 16. For pay rate, application, or other information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or call coordinators Lydia Perez Roberts at 3-2250, or LyAnn Brown at 3-3556.

 

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE:

Get involved with a UNI university committee. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/government/unicommapp.shtml.Time commitment varies; on average one meeting a month.

 

12TH ANNUAL SIGMA XI STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE:

Sigma Xi will host its 12th annual student research conference Tuesday, April 5. Students who have completed scientific research projects are encouraged to submit abstracts of their papers for the conference. The conference is open to all undergraduate and graduate students and papers are presented in a poster format. For full details, contact Siobahn.Morgan@uni.edu or visit http://www.cns.uni.edu/SX/

 

CSBS STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE:

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences will host its12th annual student research conference, Saturday, April 23. The keynote speaker is Kathi L. Heffner, on "I Love You but You Make Me Sick: Marriage, Hormones and Health." The submission deadline for posters and oral presentations is Monday, April 4. Visit the conference Web site at http://fp.uni.edu/maclink/csbs_main.htm for information on how to register and submit.

 

 


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