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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

NEWS

EVERY VOICE COUNTS (UNI CLIMATE SURVEY):

Don't forget that UNI's climate survey, offering all faculty and staff an opportunity to share opinions and experiences about the university's culture and attitudes, is online and available through May 2. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and is confidential. To participate, go to MyUNIverse and click on the announcement in the upper-left corner. 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.

 

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

 

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:

University Health Services staff will be featured in a "Following ER" segment on KWWL news dealing with eating disorders to air Thursday, April 21.

The Iowa Public TV series "A Century of Iowa Architecture" will feature Maucker Union in part three, which airs Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 24 at 1:30 p.m.

 

ROD LIBRARY HOME PAGE REVISION

Rod Library is considering making changes to its home page. Examine the proposed changes and submit comments at http://www.uni.edu/library/websurvey2005.html.

 

FAMILY WEEKEND 2005:

Family Weekend 2005 will be Oct. 28 - 30. Family Feast Tailgate will be in Maucker Union Saturday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Submit your college or departmental open houses/events by May 1 to

umpr-design@uni.edu, for inclusion in this year's Family Weekend publications.

 

CAMPUS SUPPLY-- YOUR CHANCE TO WIN:

When you purchase from Campus Supply, your name is put into a drawing to win points to puchase any Hewlett-Packard item. Winners are announced in UNI-Online. UNI policy requires the campus community to check prices with Campus Supply before purchasing supplies off campus. For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/phyplant/campussupply

 

RECYCLING 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.

 

 

JOB POSTINGS

P&S JOB VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include executive director, program operations assistant/camp adventure, associate director/technical/abil. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.htm

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

QUICK BOOKS PRO BEGINNERS:

Quick Books Pro Beginners will be offered in three-part sessions on Wednesday, May 4; Friday, May 6 and Friday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at the UNI Regional Business Center, 212 East Fourth Street in downtown Waterloo. This training is aimed specifically at beginners to the Quick Books Pro software series. Participants will learn the check entry process, setting up accounts and other lists, deposits, bank reconciliation, entering and paying bills, reports, and more. The cost is $189 per participant and includes training materials. For more information, or to register, contact the UNI RBC at (319) 236-8123, or visit http://www.unirbc.org.

 
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. The classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:30 to 10:40 a.m. Contact Marilyn Drury at marilyn.drury@uni.edu, and schedule a date to observe.

 

 

EVENTS

(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

A T. rex NAMED SUE:

Exhibit on display through May 27 at 1326 Waterloo Road, Cedar Falls. For details visit http://www.uni.edu/museum/sue, or call the University Museum at 273-2188.

 
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.

 
INTRAMURAL OPEN MEN'S SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:

Open to faculty/staff and students. Entry and registration in WRC 101, through April 20, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Open men's tournament play is 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, or donate five empty beverage containers and receive a free T-shirt while supplies last. For more information, visit http://www.rrttc.uni.edu

 

MOVEMENT OUTLET:

Want to learn hip hop? Come to this week's Movement Outlet class, Wednesday, April 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m., WRC 185/187. For questions or the schedule, visit http://www.uni.edu/dance

 

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 four individuals to have a contest).

 

CEDAR FALLS COMMUNITY EARTH DAY EVENTS:

Celebrate Earth Day in a variety of ways. On April 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., experience solar cooking or walk in a labyrinth at the CEEE; bike and clean up the Cedar Valley trails with the Cedar Valley Trails Partnership; or canoe and clean up the Cedar River with the Prairie Rapids Paddlers. On April 24, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., go fishing on Lake Mannatt or hiking at Hartman Reserve. For more information, contact Pat Higby at 3-6012 or higby@uni.edu.

 

47TH ANNUAL RECOGNITION BREAKFAST:

Say goodbye to retiring coworkers at the Annual Recognition Breakfast, at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 30 in the Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union. Purchase tickets for $6.50 from the Cashier's office by Thursday, April 28. To view the list of honorees, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/404.html. Contact Melanie Richter at 3-6078 for further information.

 

 

ATHLETICS

Wednesday: Softball vs. South Dakota State, Panther Park, double header at 2 p.m.

Friday: Baseball vs. North Dakota State, Riverfront Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Women's tennis vs. Wichita State, Black Hawk Tennis Center, 1 p.m.

Saturday: Baseball vs. North Dakota State, Riverfront Stadium, 2 p.m.

Women's tennis vs. SMS, Black Hawk Tennis Center, 10 a.m.
Softball vs. Indiana State, Panther Park, double header at noon.
Sunday: Baseball vs. North Dakota State, Riverfront Stadium, 1 p.m.

Women's tennis vs. Iowa State, Black Hawk Tennis Center, 11 a.m.
Softball vs. Indiana State, Panther Park, noon.

UNI Twilight Track Meet, Saturday and Sunday, noon start, Mark Messersmith Outdoor Track Complex.

 

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/FILMS:

PRESENTATION 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.

 
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. 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

 

CEEE PRESENTS "DESIGNING THE FIRST 'GREEN' BUILDING IN IOWA":

Kevin Nordmeyer, architect, and Tom McDougall, engineer of the CEEE will discuss the process of building this energy-efficient and low-impact building, on Thursday, April 21, at 7 p.m. Discover the story behind the development of the building's features and how the CEEE conserves energy. Nordmeyer and McDougall will lead building tours from 2 to 4 p.m. A reception will follow the 7 p.m. program.

 

 

CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

EARLY CHILDHOOD ART:

Art for Young Children with Dave Kelly, Aquinas College, Saturday, April 23, 8:30a.m.-noon, Gerard Hall, Allen Campus. Presented by UNI's Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education. Dave brings a powerful message about listening and recognizing the abilities of young artists. For more information, call Freeburg School at 319-287-9415. Free.

 

FREE LINDY HOP WORKSHOP AND DANCE:

The UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers are sponsoring a free workshop in Lindy Hop, the ancestor of swing dance forms, and a dance. Workshop from 2 - 5 p.m., and dance from 7 - 9 p.m., Sunday, April 24, in WRC 185. No street shoes or shoes worn outside allowed.

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

HALF-MASTED 3.2: GORILLA THEATRE:

April 21-23, 7:30 p.m., Interpreters Theatre, Lang 040. Family friendly show April 23, 2 p.m. Free admission, but reservations recommended. For more information, call 273-6805.

 
LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Monday, April 25, at 7 p.m., third floor studios in the CAC, Jamie Anderson, known for her solid songwriting and engaging stage presence. Admission is $3 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. For more information visit http://www.kuniradio.org/kustud.html.

 

SYMPHONY:

The vocal jazz ensemble New York Voices, similar in style to Manhattan Transfer, will join the W-CF Symphony April 29-30, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. Tickets at 3-SHOW, or visit http://www.wcfsymphony.org. You can also hear the New York Voices at this site.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

THURSDAZE, APRIL 21 MOVIE NIGHT AT PIAZZA:

Thursdaze Movie Night features"Spanglish," starring Adam Sandler and Téa Leoni. Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m., in Piazza of Redeker Center (note change in venue). Refreshments and snacks provided. For more information, contact the SIAC office at 273-2683.

 
DANCE AUDITIONS:

Open auditions for Orchesis Dance Company are Tuesday and Wednesday, April 26 and 27, 7 p.m., WRC 185/187 (dance studio). Selection based on proficiency in a minimum of two dance styles (ballet, modern, jazz or tap dance). In-coming freshmen and current UNI students should bring appropriate dance shoes/dance wear. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/dance.

 

MAY-TERM PLAYWRITING CLASS:

Explore your creative writing impulses in "Playwriting," offered by the Department of Theatre during the May term. Professor Cynthia Goatley will lead students through the process of writing an original 10-minute play. Meets on Monday evenings, 6-9 p.m. Register for 490:059.

 

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

 

MASSAGE:

Wednesday, May 4, and Thursday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call the Wellness Lab at 273-6119 to schedule your massage for finals week. The cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Gift certificates available. A schedule is also in place for the entire month of May.

 

 

 

 

 


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