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Tuesday, April 5, 2005
WARNING SIREN TO SOUND:
The Black Hawk County Emergency Management Agency will conduct a test of the outdoor early warning siren system Wednesday, April 6, at 11 a.m. One sound is used for the test -- a steady wail lasting for three minutes. If severe weather conditions are present, the test will be canceled to avoid confusion.
INPUT REQUESTED ON CAMPUS DISABLED ACCESS:
The Coordinating Committee for Disability Accommodations is gathering information and ideas for enhanced accessibility (facilities and services) for persons with disabilities on the UNI campus. Please submit your concerns and recommendations (short-term and long-term projects) to http://www.uni.edu/ccda/feedback.shtml
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 Friday, April 22. Nomination form and details are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/meritsc/riscac/regents_award1.pdf
REGENT UNIVERSITIES HOST ADMISSIONS OUTREACH PROGRAM:
UNI, Iowa State University and The University of Iowa will sponsor a pilot event in Des Moines for eighth grade students and their parents, at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 10, at the Des Moines Higher Education Collaborative. The purpose of the event is to educate students about the importance of preparing for college. UNI students and staff will join a panel discussion about college preparatory courses, the importance of extracurricular activities, career exploration and college financing. For more information, contact Dan Schofield, Admissions, 3-2281.
REGENTS P & S STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARDS:
For the 14th year, P&S employees have an opportunity to "honor their own" by nominating and selecting three recipients for the 2005 Regents Staff Excellence Award. All forms should be submitted prior to Friday, April 22, to Dana Foster, WRC 101. For more information and nomination forms, visit http://www.uni.edu/ps_council
RECYCLE CELL PHONES AND PRINTER CARTRIDGES:
The RRTTC is collecting used cell phones as part of the Wireless Foundation's "Donate a Phone" program (http://www.donateaphone.com). You also can drop off used printer cartridges. Collection boxes are in each residence hall office, DOR Redeker Center, WRC 224, and ITC 9. For further information, contact Leslie Rash, 273-3858, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.rrttc.uni.edu.
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 email@example.com.
EMPLOYEE AND EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED:
The following individuals have been selected as the UNI Student Employee of the Year and UNI Student Employer of the Year. These individuals have made significant contributions to their department, the university, as well as the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Community.
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.
P&S JOB VACANCIES:
Vacancies at the P&S level include information technology specialist/COE, assistant director of planned giving, dance coach, and hall coordinator. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.htm
ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIOS FOR LIFELONG AND LIFEWIDE LEARNING:
Its-Educational Technology is sponsoring a satellite downlink from the MnSat entitled "Electronic Portfolios for Lifelong and Lifewide Learning: Research and Practice." It will be shown at the CET building in Room 107B Thursday, April 14, from 10-11:30 a.m. For more information, visit http://www.mnsat.mnscu.edu/lifelonglearning4_14.pdf
STATE DATA CENTER TRAINING:
On Tuesday, April 19, from 1 to 4 p.m, the 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.
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 departments 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 submitting 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
ARTS IN APRIL:
UNI's spring celebration of the arts has begun. For a list of Arts in April events, visit http://www.uni.edu/artsinapril. Posters and brochures are available at the Office of University Marketing & Public Relations in 126 East Bartlett.
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
CANCER SURVIVORS WANTED:
Are you a cancer survivor? Come and be honored at UNI Relay For Life, Friday, April 8. 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., with teams running throughout the night. You can still form a team for the 3rd annual UNI Relay for Life. Register, or get more information, at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/relayforlife or e-mail email@example.com with any questions.
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT:
Take Back the Night is an annual event to end violence against women. TBTN 2005 is Tuesday, April 12, beginning at 5 p.m., on top of Maucker Union. There will be several performances, an open mic portion, and a march. For more information, contact Kelsey Harr at firstname.lastname@example.org
INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT:
Open to faculty, staff and students. Managers meeting will be at 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 11, in WRC Room 150. Entries due: WRC 101, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., April 12-13. Tournament play begins Sunday afternoon, April 17, on the IM fields. Time TBA. Entry fee is $20 with a two game guarantee.
INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:
Open to faculty, staff and students. Managers meeting is 4 p.m., Monday, April 11, in WRC Room 150. Entries due: WRC 101 , 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., April 12-13. Tournament play: IM Fields, 9 a.m., April 16 (rain date April 23) Entry Fee is $20 with a two game guarantee.
47TH ANNUAL RECOGNITION BREAKFAST:
To honor departing colleagues, a celebration breakfast will take place at 8:15 a.m., Saturday, April 30, in the Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union. The cost for the breakfast is $6.50. Register at the Cashier's office in Gilchrist Hall. For further information, contact Melanie Richter at 3-6078.
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.
UNI MEN'S AND WOMEN'S GOLF SPECTACULAR:
Register for the 2005 Men's and Women's Golf Spectaculars. Go to "UNI Golf Tour" at http://www.unipanthers.com for more information and to register. The Men's Spectacular is Tuesday, May 17, and the Women's Spectacular, Tuesday, May 24. Both events will take place at Beaver Hills Country Club in Cedar Falls. Contact Nate Clayberg 3-3860 for more information.
Tuesday: Softball at Iowa State, Ames, Iowa, 3 p.m.
Saturday: Track, Mark Messersmith Invitational, Mark Messersmith Outdoor Track Complex north of Towers, all day.
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. This is a chilling film about a totalitarian society in which even thinking against the government is a crime. Free and open to the public.
See the new documentary "SUPERVOLCANO" in Latham 125, Wednesday April 6, 6 p.m. before its broadcast premiere. The documentary is about the massive volcanic structure underneath Yellowstone Park. Free and open to the public.
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.
12TH ANNUAL STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE:
Sigma Xi, the Research Honor Society, will host its 12th Annual Student Research Conference, 4 - 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, in the Georgian Lounge in the Commons. Abstracts of the student papers can be viewed at http://www.cns.uni.edu/SX/
The next AEOP meeting is Tuesday, April 12, noon, at the Native Roadside Vegetation Center, Bldg. 55A, on West 27th St. Presentation by Greg Houseal, Roadside Program Manager.
ANNUAL GRADUATE FACULTY MEETING
The meeting will take place Thursday, April 14, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Seerley 115, featuring annual student and faculty awards ceremony. The keynote address, "National and Global Trends in Graduate Education," will be delivered by Dr. Les Sims, Council of Graduate Schools, Washington, DC. A new online journal, UNIversitas, will be announced.
A reception in the Great Reading Room will feature the UNI Peterhoff Ensemble and "Views and Visions: An Art Exhibition of the UNI Graduate Faculty in Art." For more information, contact the Graduate College at 3-2748.
LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP SPEAKER SERIES:
Leaders on Leadership speakers talk about leadership in business Thursday, 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.
SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:
Wednesday, April 6, Northwind Quintet concert, 8 p.m. GBPAC Davis Hall.
LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Jack Norton and the Mullet River Boys, musical purveyors of vintage ragtime and jazz, hobo bluegrass, honky-tonk country, gospel and vaudeville-inspired folk will perform Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m. in KUNI's 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.
THE UNI ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PRESENTS SENIOR CELEBRATION:
The UNI Alumni Association will host Senior Celebration April 11-14. In addition to events honoring seniors, all students are invited to attend educational seminars Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evening at 6 p.m., in Maucker Union. Topics include credit reports, interview skills, and money management. Please make your students aware of these opportunities. For more information, call 3-2355 or visit http://www.unialum.org/events/seniorcelebration.shtml.
FAMILY OF THE YEAR APPLICATIONS:
Nominate your family for 2005 Family of the Year. Applications available at http://www.uni.edu/familyweekend
CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE CLASSES FOR FALL:
A listing of the new Capstone Experience courses for Fall can be found on pages 16 and 18 of the Schedule of Classes. Course descriptions can be found on the Liberal Arts Core web site at http://fp.uni.edu/lac/
LEADERSHIP & PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY CAPSTONE:
Capstone course for fall semester 2005 (not in schedule book): 010:159:14 LEADERSHIP & PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY--2 hrs. credit; 4 - 6 p.m., Wednesdays in 423 SEC. Students will identify their competencies, examine the practice of leadership through critical analysis of examples drawn from local and national newspapers, and write a code of ethics.
The American Institute for Foreign Study offers internships in London, Sydney, Rome, Florence and Cannes. For more information visit http://www.aifsabroad.com. Apply through the UNI Study Abroad Center, 273-7078, 59 Baker Hall.
STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP FOR SPRING AND FALL 2006:
UNI Study Abroad Center is offering two $750 scholarships for participation in AIFS, a new affiliate program. For countries selection visit http://www.aifsabroad.com. Apply at UNI Study Abroad Center, 3-7078, 59 Baker Hall.
SCUBA CLUB MEETING:
The club will have opportunities avaliable for students who are certified along with others who are not. An introductory meeting will take place Wednesday, April 6, at 6 p.m., in Lang 365. If you cannot come, but are interested, e-mail email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 319-939-7368.
THURSDAZE APRIL 7 EVENTS:
This week includes the rollercoaster simulator ride "THE SCREAMER" from 6 p.m. to midnight; iPOD demonstrations at 7 p.m.; international student fashion & variety show at 9 p.m.; and the movie "National Treasure" at 7 and 9:30 p.m. For more info, contact the SIAC office at 3-2683.
STUDY ABROAD IN TASMANIA:
Application deadline to study at the University of Tasmania during the fall 2005 semester has been extended to Friday, April 15. Scholarships are available. The University of Tasmania offers many majors including programs in biology, environmental engineering, and art. To learn more, visit http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/programs/AustraliaTasmania.asp, visit Baker 59, or call 273-7078.
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 is on Tuesday, April 12, and doubles Wednesday, April 13, 7 p.m., WRC courts.
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.
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