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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

NEWS

CONVOCATION ACADEMIC ROBES:

All Faculty and Professional & Scientific staff members with advanced degrees, eligible to wear a hood with their robes, are invited to march in the 2005 Convocation, Sunday, August 21. All members of the processional will assemble by 3:30 p.m. in the hallway leading to the Great Hall of the GBPAC. Those who need to order academic apparel should do so by July 7. Academic apparel will be provided free of charge, with orders handled by the Registrar's Office. You will be contacted when your order has been received. Robes will be on-site at the Convocation, in front of Jebe Hall. All apparel must be returned immediately after the ceremony. Visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/403.html to place your order.

 

IA CONSORTIUM FOR APPLIED GERONTOLOGY (IaCAG):

UNI has undertaken an initiative to address the new dynamics resulting from the changing age structure in the work environment. Information on the consortium as well as publications addressing the aging population in the Iowa workforce and how this may impact Iowa businesses, employees and consumers can be viewed at http://www.iacag.org

 

UNI WOMEN'S RUGBY CLUB ADVANCES TO NATIONALS:

The UNI Women's Rugby Club will compete in the USA Rugby Division I Sweet 16 Women's Collegiate Nationals April 16-17, in Gainesville, Fla. They will play the Air Force Academy in the first round. The UNI women have previously won two National Championships in Division II. This will be the first year the team has competed in Division I. Questions/comments contact jennifer.murra@uni.edu.

 

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, leslier@uni.edu, http://www.rrttc.uni.edu.

 

SAVE THE DATE:

Thomas Friedman, three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the Great Hall of the GBPAC, as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. Friedman also will do a late afternoon Q&A session geared specifically for students, faculty and staff. He has served as both Beirut and Jerusalem bureau chiefs for The Times, before becoming the paper's chief diplomatic correspondent, chief White House correspondent and international economic correspondent. More information will be available in late August.

 

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

 
2005 CARVER SUMMER INSTITUTE:

Carver Fellowships of $1,200 are available for instructors in the Liberal Arts Core who wish to participate in the Summer Institute, "Integrating Disciplines in the Liberal Arts Core." Space is limited, apply by Monday, April 18. For more details, and to apply, visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/carver/carver.htm

 

INSTITUTE FOR COURSEWARE ENHANCEMENT THRU TECHNOLOGY:

ITS-Educational Technology is sponsoring two institutes this June to assist UNI faculty with courseware enhancement. ICE-T will provide professional consultation, training, and staffed facilities for producing courseware. These institutes are provided free for UNI faculty but space is limited. Visit http://fp.uni.edu/icet for complete details.

 

SEE 'SUE':

UNI faculty still have time to bring classes to see "A T. rex Named SUE". Students and professors who come as a class, pay just $3 each. Call Diane, University Museum, 3-3276, at least two days in advance to schedule a visit.

 

TIMELY TOPICS IN HIGHER EDUCATION:

ITS-Educational Technology periodically sponsors Webcasts concerning important issues in higher education. Visit (and bookmark) http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/webcasts for current listings. The eportfolio Webcast is this Thursday.

 

FREE COPIER TONER FOR SALE:

The Chemistry Dept. has two toner cartridges, Type 3100D, for a Ricoh Afcio 450. Call Valerie at 3-2437 or e-mailvalerie.sarenpa@uni.edu.

 

MEMFIS USER GROUP MINUTES:

Minutes from the March 24 MEMFIS Users Group meeting are available at http://maple.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/memfis_users/meetingminutes.asp

 
GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES:

Minutes from the March 24 meeting are available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/graduatecouncil/gcminutes.aspx

 

ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIOS FOR LIFELONG AND LIFEWIDE LEARNING:

Its-Educational Technology is sponsoring a satellite downlink from the MnSat titled "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

 

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

TAKE BACK THE NIGHT:

Take Back the Night, Tuesday, April 12, beginning at 5 p.m., on top of Maucker Union. This annual event promotes ending violence against women. There will be several performances, an open-mic portion, and a march. For more information, contact Kelsey Harr at kharr@uni.edu

 

SPRING PLANT SALE:

The Student Nature Society will host 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.

 

NATIONAL COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS:

Speakers from the National Coalition for the Homeless will speak at 7 p.m., in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom, Friday, April 15. The speakers are currently experiencing homelessness or have in the past. They share their stories in order to break down stereotypes associated with homelessness.

 

SHANTYTOWN:

Spend the night sleeping outside in a cardboard "home" listening to speakers, and doing activities to increase your awareness about homelessness and poverty housing. Activities begin with registration at 6 p.m., Friday. April 15, to 7 a.m., April 16. Register for this event in advance at shantytown05@hotmail.com

 

CREEK CLEAN-UP:

Creek Clean-up is Saturday, April 16, 9-11 a.m. Meet at the bridge on College St. by Kwik Star for garbage bags. Filled bags should be placed where Dry Run Creek intersects with a street between Hudson Rd. and Main St. The College Hill Neighborhood Association will deliver the filled trash bags to the transfer station.

 

KUNI PRESENTS JOHN DOE WITH THE NICK LUCA TRIO AT THE REVERB:

KUNI presents John Doe, Monday, April 18, 8 p.m., at the Reverb on Main Street. As one of the founding members of the Los Angeles punk band X, John Doe was one of the most influential figures in American alternative rock during the early '80s. John is back with an all-new album, "Forever Hasn't Happened Yet." Opening the show and backing John Doe is the Nick Luca Trio. Admission is $8. Contact The Reverb for ticket information at 277-4404. Visit http://events.publicbroadcasting.net/kuni/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&eventID=263008 for more information.

 

BLOOD DRIVE:

St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center will host its semi-annual blood drive Tuesday, April 19, from 2:30 to 6 p.m. To donate, contact St. Stephen's at 266-9863 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins also are welcome. You don't have to know your blood type to give.

 

CANOE IN MINNESOTA:

Experience tranquil beauty in the pristine northern Minnesota wilderness during this post-finals canoe trip May 8-14. Cost $160 (UNI); $175 (guest). Pre-trip meeting is Tuesday, April 26, at 5 p.m., WRC 174. Canoe and camping gear provided. Swimming skills a prerequisite. Contact Outdoor Rec at 273-7163 for further information.

 

 

ATHLETICS

Tuesday: Baseball at Iowa, Iowa City, 6 p.m.

Friday: Baseball vs. Wichita State, Riverfront Stadium, Waterloo, 6:30 p.m.
Women's tennis vs. Southern Illinois, Black Hawk Tennis Center, 1 p.m.

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

Sunday: Baseball vs. Wichita State, Riverfront Stadium, 1 p.m.
Women's tennis vs. Evansville, Black Hawk Tennis Center, 9:30 a.m.

 

 

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.

 

FARMING ECOLOGICALLY LECTURE:

Francis Thicke, proprieter of Radiance Dairy in Fairfield, will speak on ecological sustainability in the CEEE Auditorium, Wednesday, April 13, at 4:30 p.m. The title of his talk is "Designing an Ecologically Sound Food System: From the Soil to the Marketplace." The event is free and open to the public. Contact Wynne Wright for more information at wynne.wright@uni.edu, or 273-6217.

 

ETHICS LECTURE SPONSORED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY & 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, Francis Degnin, who teaches "Bioethics," Wednesday, April 13, Sabin 102, 7:30 pm.

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE FACULTY SPEAKER SERIES:

Ana Kogl, assistant professor 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, associate professor of history, will present "A Christian Town in a Pagan Land: Nagasaki Under the Jesuits." Free and open to all.

 

 

CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

 
ANNUAL GRADUATE FACULTY MEETING

The meeting will take place Thursday, April 14, 3:30-5:30 p.m., in Seerley 115, featuring the 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.

 

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.

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

Tuesday, April 19, 3-5 p.m., CBB 3. Learn what makes an effective business plan. Information-packed. Free. Advance registration is required as space is limited. For more information, 3-7350, katherine.cota@uni.edu, or http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm

 

LEADERS ON LEADERSHP SPEAKER SERIES:

As part of the Leaders on Leadership Series, Gwenne Culpepper, UNI associate director for Compliance & Equity Management, will present a workshop on sexual harassment, Thursday, April 21, 3:30-4:45 p.m., in SEC 252. The program is open to all university employees and students, as well as the public.

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:

Tuesday, April 12, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC, Great Hall.  UNI Jazz II and III Concert  performing Spring 2005 ‘tour’ repertoire, Robert Washut, Vladan Milenkovic and Tom Giampietro, conductors. 

 

Wednesday, April 13, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC Great Hall. Student Ensemble: UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club Concert, Brad Barrett, conductor.

Thursday, April 14, 8 p.m., GBPAC, Jebe Hall.  Organ recital: faculty Brett Wolgast with UNI alum, Jin Ah Yoo, performing works by Bach, Bartholdy, Tunder and Widor.

 

Friday, April 15,  8 p.m., GBPAC  Davis Hall.  Guest recital: Patricia McCarty, viola and Eric Larsen, piano, performing works by Teleman, Brahms, Benjamin, and others.

 
LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Monday, April 18, at 7 p.m., KUNI will present Tanglefoot, a five piece band, broadcasting live from CSPS, 1103 3rd St. S.E., Cedar Rapids. Contact CSPS for ticket information at 319-364-1580 or http://www.legionarts.org. For more information, visit http://www.kuniradio.org/kustud.html.

 

SWEENEY TODD (*U-CARD DISCOUNT):

Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24, at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com), a musical thriller and winner of eight Tony Awards. Produced in partnership with Theatre UNI and UNI School of Music, featuring cast of professionals and UNI students. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC box office. *UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets.

 

 

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.

 
THURSDAZE, APRIL 14 MOVIE NIGHT:

The comedy "Meet the Fockers," starring Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro will be shown at 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 273-2683.

 

MAY-TERM ACTING CLASS:

The Department of Theatre will offer "Acting for Life" (490:059), a May-term class that will teach techniques for relaxation and focus, increasing self-awareness and communication skills, decreasing performance anxiety and expressing creative impulses and emotions. Ideal preparation for careers in which public speaking and/or presentation is required. For more information, visit: http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 

 


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