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Thursday, April 14, 2005

NEWS

EVERY VOICE COUNTS (UNI CLIMATE SURVEY):

All faculty and staff are invited to participate in a survey designed to determine the campus climate. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete, and is confidential. It offers everyone an opportunity to voice their opinions and share experiences about UNI's culture, attitudes and standard behaviors. To take the survey, go to MyUNIverse and click on the announcement in the upper-left corner. It will only be available until May 2, so respond today. Your responses will help determine the university's approach to diversity matters. Questions can be directed to 3-2846 or 115 Gilchrist, where paper copies of the survey are available.

 
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

 

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

 

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.

 

RECYCLING OF CELL PHONES AND BATTERIES:

Campus Supply is participating in a national program for the recycling of old cell phones and used portable rechargeble batteries. Please send through campus mail, or call UMC, 3-2869 for pick-up.

 

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

KUNI'S IOWA STATEHOUSE CONNECTION:

KUNI presents "The Iowa Statehouse Connection," 10 a.m., Monday, April 18, originating from the Law Library in the Iowa Capitol Building. Guests include Department of Natural Resources Director Jeff Vonk; Republican Rep. Mary Lou Freeman of Alta; Democratic Rep. Paul Bell of Newton; Democratic Rep. Don Shoultz of Waterloo and Republican Rep. Sandra Greiner of Keota.

 
UNI COURSE CONNECTS WITH RUSSIA:

The American Civilization course, taught by Trudy Eden, is connecting twice a week, via IP video conferencing, with a class of students in Moscow and another class in St. Petersburg, Russia. The collaboration between the three sites leads to very interesting discussions and sharing of information. If you would like to observe the class, it is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:30-10:40 a.m. Contact Marilyn Drury at marilyn.drury@uni.edu, and schedule a date to observe.

 

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 today.

 

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

 

 

 

EVENTS

(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

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 awareness about homelessness and poverty housing. Activities begin with registration at 6 p.m., Friday. April 15, to 7 a.m., Saturday, April 16. Register in advance at shantytown05@hotmail.com

 

T-SHIRT SALE:

T-shirts and other gift items will be available from Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society during the Beginning Reading Conference Friday, April 15, on the 2nd Floor of SEC, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

CREEK CLEAN-UP:

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

 

BALLROOM DANCE GALA AND WORKSHOPS:

The Cedar Valley Chapter of USA Dance and UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers will present the Spring Serenade Charity Ball at Electric Park Ballroom, Saturday, April 16. Workshops in Swing and Cha Cha will take place from 3:30-5:45 p.m. The Charity Ball will be 8 p.m.- midnight, featuring the Ken Paulson Orchestra. Students, $5 per event with ID.

 

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 an influential figure 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.

 

INTRAMURAL OPEN MEN'S SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:

Open to faculty/staff and students. Entry and registration in WRC 101, April 18-20, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Open men's tournament play on Saturday, April 23, IM fields, time TBA (rain date Sunday, April 24.) $20 entry fee. Two-game guarantee.

 

UNI EARTH DAY CELEBRATION:

The UNI Earth Day Celebration will take place Tuesday, April 19, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., in front of Maucker Union. Free bike tune-ups, live music, and fun activities will be offered. There will also be youth-through adult-sized bike helmets sold for $15. Learn more about the environment from area businesses and UNI organizations.

 

BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE:

Come to the UNI Earth Day Celebration, Tuesday, April 19, outside Maucker Union, and receive a recycling T-shirt for a quarter. Just donate 5 empty pop cans (or other empty beverage containers) to the can drive and receive a free T-shirt while supplies last. For more information, visit http://www.rrttc.uni.edu

 

INTRAMURAL BENCH PRESS:

Registration and competition: Wednesday, April 20, in WRC Free Weight Room. 6 p.m. weigh-ins, 7 p.m. competition. Faculty/staff, $5 entry fee (must have at least 4 individuals to have a contest).

 

16TH ANNUAL DO-RUN-RUN:

Saturday, April 23, 9 a.m., Gateway Park, Cedar Falls. The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) presents the 16th Annual Do-Run-Run. Half of the proceeds of this 5K run/walk go to Jamie and Jim's Kids, a non-profit organization that sends chronically and terminally ill children to Disneyworld. Registration fee includes T-shirt, refreshments and eligibility for prizes. To register, visit http://fp.uni.edu/prssa/ or e-mail dorunrun@gmail.com.

 

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

Thursday: Softball vs. Iowa State, Panther Park, 4 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.

Softball vs. Wichita State, Panther Park, double-header starting at noon.

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

Softball vs. Wichita State, Panther Park, noon.
Women's tennis vs. Evansville, Black Hawk Tennis Center, 9:30 a.m.

 

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/FILMS:

LECTURE BY JOHN A. DOSSEY:

The Hari Shankar Lecture series is sponsoring an address by John A. Dossey, at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 21, in SEC 246. He is well known internationally through his work with mathematics education and as past president of NCTM, among other achievements. He will speak on "School Mathematics: Comparisons, Concerns, and Directions." Free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.math.uni.edu/dossey.html

 

 

CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

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.

 
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:

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 Telemann, Brahms, Benjamin, and others.

 

Saturday, April 16, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. Piano duo: faculty Sean Botkin and Genadi Zagar, performing Brahms, Rachmaninov and Ravel.

 
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.

 

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

NETWORKING INFORMATION FOR GRADUATES:

Discover how to meet colleagues and friends in new communities through the Hidden Women's Network. Learn about the American Association of University Women and how it helps graduates, both male and female, establish themselves in new surroundings. Contact Ana Donaldson, 3-2724 or Ana.Donaldson@uni.edu, for more information.

 
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.

 

 

 


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