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Thursday, March 31, 2005

NEWS

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS OF 2005 REGENTS AWARD FOR STAFF EXCELLENCE:

Bi-annually this award is presented to a supervisory or confidential merit employee who has demonstrated outstanding professional contributions to the university. Nominations are accepted from UNI students, faculty and staff and are due April 22. Nomination form and details are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/meritsc/riscac/regents_award1.pdf

 

PAYROLL EXPENSE REPORT:

The MEMFIS Payroll Expense Report is now available. This report replaces the Departmental Expense Voucher. The report includes payroll expense details for all regular bi-weekly and monthly payrolls beginning with Jan. 19. Reports can be accessed by clicking on "MEMFIS reports" on the MEMFIS portal of MYUNIverse. A Quick Reference Guide is available for this report at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/training_and_support/documents/payroll_exp_rpt.pdf. The MEMFIS training team is also offering training sessions on the Payroll Expense Report. Click on "Register for Training" on your MEMFIS portal. Questions on how to access the report should be directed to MEMFIS Help Desk at 3-5555 option 2; questions on payroll expenses should be sent to payroll@uni.edu.

 

KUNI'S IOWA STATEHOUSE CONNECTION:

KUNI presents "The Iowa Statehouse Connection," originating from the Law Library in the Iowa Capitol Building. Guests for Monday, April 4, at 10 a.m., include the Director of the Iowa Department of Public Health Mary Mincer Hansen, Democratic Sen. Amanda Ragan of Mason City, and Republican Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Garner. They will discuss a variety of public health issues including the tobacco tax, obesity, lead poisoning and programs for the elderly.

 

SPRING CLEANING:

The men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon are offering spring cleaning services again this year. If interested, contact Doug Siegert at 563-543-6884 or at Dougs1@uni.edu.

 

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 two or more items will receive a free Hawaiian lei and will have their names displayed in the windows.

 

 

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

STATE DATA CENTER TRAINING:

On Tuesday, April 19, from 1-4 p.m, Rod Library is sponsoring a training workshop on the statistical information and services available from the Iowa State Data Center. For more information and to register, visit http://www.uni.edu/lutkenha/training/registration.html.

 
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.

 

LIBRARY NOTICE:

Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in the Library for the summer session should do so by Friday, April 8. Application forms are available in the Library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.

 
FREE PCS FROM ITS STUDENT COMPUTER CENTER:

Approximately 169 free Gateway Pentium 1.5GHz and 2.26 GHz computers from ITS Student Computer Centers are available to campus deparments only with preference given to placing units for the most "direct use by/direct benefits to UNI students." Though three years old, the machines may be able to replace even older equipment to provide improved access and service for students at various locations on campus. These machines were purchased with the student computer fee budget allocation funds. Deadline for sumbitting proposals is 8 a.m., Monday, April 25. For more information, and detailed specs, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/sccs/OldPCsSpring2005Notice.htm

 

SPECIAL COMPUTER PRICING ANTICIPATED APRIL 18 THROUGH JULY 15:

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. Note corrected url http://www.uni.edu/unionline/archive/2005/032905.shtml

 

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/

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

EVENTS

(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

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.

 

LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC FORUM:

A Legislative Public Forum will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 2, at Area Education Agency 267, 3712 Cedar Heights Dr., Cedar Falls. The Education Appropriations Bill may be debated in the legislature this week. Legislators need to hear support for The Board of Regents $40 million funding request. The Education Appropriation Bill does not currently include full funding for the Regents. UNI's funding would allow for stable and moderate tuition increases, new academic programs and enrollment growth. Contact Stacey Christensen, 3-3170, 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

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:

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

"Blowing in the Wind: Marilyn Monroe, Spider Legs, and Energy," Monday April 4, 4 p.m., Latham 125. Peter R. Hamlin, senior environmental policy analyst, MidAmerican Energy, will discuss what is in the air we breathe and how to use air as an energy source. Free and open to the public.

 
FILM - '1984':

The film adaptation of the classic novel "1984," by George Orwell, will be shown Tuesday, April 5, 7 p.m., in Seerley 115, as part of Amnesty International's week of action on the PATRIOT Act. A chilling film about a totalitarian society in which even thinking against the government is a crime. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Amnesty International and Students for Social Justice.

 

CEEE PRESENTS 'HISTORY OF WIND ENERGY':

On Wednesday, April 6, at 7 p.m., in the CEEE auditorium, the CEEE will continue its 10th Anniversary series with John Root's program "History of Wind Energy." Root, from Muscatine Power and Water, will retrace the ancient origins of wind energy and the impact it has in modern times. This in-depth slideshow provides a pictorial history of wind mills, wind turbines and wind farms. A reception will follow the program.

 

LATE NIGHT AT THE CME FEATURING "A DAY WITHOUT A MEXICAN":

The CME will host monthly movie nights at the CME (109 MAU), with free popcorn and pop. "A Day Without A Mexican" will be shown Wednesday, April 6, at 7 p.m. One day California wakes up and not a single Latino is left in the state. Chaos, tragedy and comedy quickly ensue. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or call 3-2250. Free and open to the public.

 

 

CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

CROW FORUM:

Monday, April 4, Kim Knesting, assistant professor of education and Jennifer Waldron, assistant professor of physical education, will present "Supporting LGBT College Students" at noon, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. 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

 

LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP SPEAKER SERIES:

Leaders on Leadership speakers talk about leadership in business April 7, 3:30-4:45 p.m. in SEC 252. Speakers include Renee Miller of John Deere Waterloo Works; David Neil, UAW C.A.P.-Iowa Region 4; and Nicki Rainey-Thomas with Pauline Company, Inc., Waterloo. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.htm.

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

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 three 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.

 

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.

 

SPRING 2005 GALA:

The UNI Orchesis Dance Company will perform its annual spring gala, "Tribute", April 9, at 7:30 p.m., and April 10, at 2 p.m. The performance will be held at the Oster-Regent Theatre on Main Street in Cedar Falls. Tickets can be purchased from any Orchesis member for $5 (through April 4) or at the door for $7.
http://www.uni.edu/dance/concerts.htm

 

 

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.

 
OPEN CO-REC SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT:

Entries are due in the WRC 101, April 4-6, $20 sign-up fee. Tournament bracket will be posted April 8, with play on Sunday, April 10, (rain date April 17) at WRC sand volleyball court.

 

INTRAMURAL TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT:

Register in WRC 101, April 4-7, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Singles tournament play on Tuesday, April 12, and doubles Wednesday, April 13, 7 p.m., WRC courts.

 

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 SAA 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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