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Thursday, April 7, 2005

NEWS

G LOTTERY SIGN UP:

Public Safety is accepting names of employees interested in being included in the drawing for G lot parking for the 2005-2006 school year. The lottery is for the 23 spaces in the gated lot east of Gilchrist Hall. The proposed fee is $300. A written request must be turned in to Public Safety by 5 p.m., Friday, August 5.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

The Washington Post mentioned UNI favorably in their April 4 edition in a story about retention.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A26230-2005Apr4.html

 

INPUT REQUESTED ON CAMPUS DISABLED ACCESS:

The Coordinating Committee for Disability Accommodations on the UNI campus is gathering information and ideas for enhanced accessibility (facilities and services) for persons with disabilities. Submit your concerns and recommendations (short- and long-term projects) to http://www.uni.edu/ccda/feedback.shtml

 

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, at 3-2281.

 

STUDENT EMPLOYEES 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. UNI Student Employees of the Year are Sarah Csukker, Advising & Career Services; Grant Erwin, Residence, Rialto Dining Center; Leah Goepferd, Chemistry; Cory Johnson, Curriculum & Instruction; and Leslie Rash, RRTTC. The UNI Student Employer of the Year is Chris Denison, Wellness Recreation Center.

 

 

HOURS

UNIVERSITY SUMMER HOURS:

Beginning Monday, May 9, summer hours for university offices are 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer hours will remain in effect through Friday, August 12. Supervisors, please inform staff who do not have e-mail.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

KUNI'S STATEHOUSE CONNECTION:

KUNI presents "The Iowa Statehouse Connection," 10 a.m., Monday, April 11, originating from the Law Library in the Iowa Capitol Building. Guests include Senate Democratic leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs; Senate Republican leader Jeff Lamberti of Ankeny; House Speaker Christopher Rants, a Republican from Sioux City; and House Minority Leader Pat Murphy, a Democrat from Dubuque. They will discuss a range of legislative issues from the budget, to the cigarette tax, to new laws dealing with sexual predators. Because of fundraising we will accept e-mail questions before the show at kuninews@uni.edu.

 
MOVEMENT OUTLET:

Clogging is this week's class for Movement Outlet, Wednesday, April 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m., WRC 185/187. For questions, or a schedule, visit http://www.uni.edu/dance

 

EVENTS

(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

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, 126 East Bartlett.

 

FAREWELL, JOHN PAUL II:

St. Stephen Catholic Student Center will remember Pope John Paul II Thursday, April 7, with a 4:30 p.m. memorial Mass. The center will be open for prayer and reflection until viewing the funeral Friday morning, at 3 a.m., live from Rome. Contact 266-9863 or snaser@uni.edu for more information.

 

FASHION SHOW:

http://www.uni.edu/tapp
The students of the Textile and Apparel program will host a free fashion show at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 9. The show features original designs by the students, and performances by the Kinetic Energy dancers. There will be refreshments following the show.

 
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. 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. Two game guarantee.

 

SPRING PLANT SALE:

The Student Nature Society will have a plant sale Thursday, April 14 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., in the north entrance of the UNI Biology Botanical Center (Greenhouse). Prices start at $2 for assorted succulents, flowering annuals, house plants, herbs, hanging baskets, etc.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

ATHLETICS

Saturday: Track, Mark Messersmith Invitational, Mark Messersmith Outdoor Track Complex, north of the Towers, all day.

 

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/FILMS:

WALT WHITMAN LIVE!!:

7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, Lang Hall Auditorium. Bill Koch, UNI adjunct instructor in English, will present his one-man show of Whitman speaking on major themes of his poetry, Abe Lincoln, American culture and his Civil War experiences. Contact: Bill Koch, 3-6231.

 

ETHICS LECTURE SPONSORED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION:

"Legal and Ethical Issues in the Wake of the Terri Schiavo Case," a discussion of some of the more complicated problems inherent in end-of-life issues, by Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Religion, Francis Degnin, who teaches "Bio-Medical Ethics," Wednesday, April 13, Sabin 102, 7:30 pm.

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE FACULTY SPEAKER SERIES:

Professor Ana Kogl, Department of Political Science, will present part of her ongoing research into the role of place in society in a talk titled "Enclosure and Exclusion: The Invention of Private Property," Wednesday, April 13, at 3 p.m., in Sabin 201. All are welcome.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

Wednesday, April 13, 7 p.m., SRL 115. Reinier Hesselink, History, will present "A Christian Town in a Pagan Land: Nagasaki Under the Jesuits." Free and open to all.

 

PRESENTATIONS ON DEATH AND DYING:

Mercedes Bern-Klug from the University of Iowa will present "Death and Dying: Challenges for 21st Century Professionals" via ICN on Wednesday, April 20, at 4 p.m., in SEC 130A. Her research includes geriatric social work and the culture of illness and dying. For information, call 3-7961, or e-mail Holly.Bokelman@uni.edu.

 

 

CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

UNI-AEOP:

The next AEOP meeting is at noon, Tuesday, April 12, at the Native Roadside Vegetation Center, Bldg. 55A, on West 27th St. Presentation by Greg Houseal, Roadside program manager.

 

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.

 
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY WORKSHOP:

Thursday, April 14, 3:30 p.m., CBB 3. Advance registration is required. No fees. Learn the basics of IP (patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets) from Brian Laurenzo, IP attorney with Dorsey and Whitney's Des Moines office. Tips and considerations for handling IP and how it fits into your business or department. For more information, visit
http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm, katherine.cota@uni.edu, 273-7350.

 

HONORS RESEARCH CONFERENCE:

Senior honors students and presidential scholars will present their thesis research projects Saturday, April 16. The conference begins at 9 a.m. in the Lang Hall second-floor auditorium lounge with a welcome by Susan Koch. Following will be seven sessions of research presentations. For a list of presenters and times, visit http://www.uni.edu/honors/conference.shtml. All sessions are in Lang Hall Rooms 20, 21 and 22. Presentations are open to the public.

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:

Thursday, April 7, UNI faculty brass concert, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall.
Friday, April 8, guest ensemble, University of Kansas Brass Quintet, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall.

Sunday, April 10, Peterhof Strings Recital, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall.    

 

MISS SAIGON (*U-CARD DISCOUNT):

This broadway musical runs Friday-Sunday, April 8-10, at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com). This epic love story is set in Saigon during and after the Vietnam War. Call 3-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC box office. *UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets.

 

SPRING DANCE GALA:

The UNI Orchesis Dance Company will perform its annual spring gala, "Tribute", Saturday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 10, at 2 p.m., at the Oster-Regent Theatre on Main St. in Cedar Falls. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $7. http://www.uni.edu/dance/concerts.htm

 

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.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

PANEL DISCUSSION:

UNI's Political Science Society will host a Panel Discussion titled "How Do Budget Cuts Affect You At UNI?" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, Hemisphere Lounge, Maucker Union. Open to the public. Faculty and student representatives will be present for the discussion.

 
SUMMER EMPLOYMENT FOR LIFEGUARDS AND SWIM TEACHERS:

Applications available in WRC Room 101. Contact Chris Denison at 3-7263 or at denison@uni.edu for more information.

 
THE UNI ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PRESENTS SENIOR CELEBRATION, APRIL 11-14:

All students may attend educational seminars Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evening at 6 p.m., in Maucker Union. Topics include credit reports, interview skills and money management. For more information, call 3-2355 or visit http://www.unialum.org/events/seniorcelebration.shtml.

 
FAMILY OF THE YEAR APPLICATIONS:

Applications are due to the Student Involvement & Activities Center by Friday, April 15, and are available at http://www.uni.edu/familyweekend.

 
CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE CLASSES FOR FALL:

New Capstone Experience courses for fall are on pages 16 and 18 of the Schedule of Classes. Course descriptions are 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--two hrs. credit; 4 - 6 p.m., Wednesdays, 423 SEC.

 

STUDY ABROAD CENTER NEWS:

Internships abroad: http://www.aifsabroad.com

UNI Study Abroad Center is offering two $750 scholarships for participation in AIFS, http://www.aifsabroad.com

Study abroad in Tasmania: http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/programs/AustraliaTasmania.asp

To learn more, visit Baker 59, or call 273-7078.

 

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.

 

 

 

 


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