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Thursday, April 21, 2005

NEWS

PROPOSED RULE CHANGE REGARDING PERSONAL MISCONDUCT:

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, has proposed changes to the Uniform Rules of Personal Conduct. These rules apply to students, faculty, staff and visitors at all three Regent institutions. A key proposal involves those who engage in riot-related behavior. It incorporates state-law definitions of rioting, unlawful assembly and failure to disperse. Written and oral comments will be considered prior to final action by the Board of Regents. The earliest anticipated date for adoption is June 14. The proposal is available at http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/meetings/Committees/EDUMemos/Mar05/0305_EDU06.pdf A public hearing will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., on Friday, May 6. The UNI location is 130A Schindler Education Center. Members of the campus community and the general public may provide oral comments at that time.

 

DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT:

Following an internal search, Beverly Kopper, special assistant for academic affairs, has been appointed Director of Academic Assessment, beginning fall, 2005. "I am confident that Dr. Kopper will provide excellent leadership that will support the evaluation of learning outcomes, academic program improvement and institutional accreditation," said Aaron Podolefsky, provost and vice president for academic affairs. Kopper will work closely with faculty, staff, department heads, deans, other administrators and the Office of Information Management and Analysis.

 

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.

 

STAFF TRAINING GRANT:

Applications for the summer 2005 Staff Training Grant program are due in the Human Resource Services office by May 9. Application forms can be found at http://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml#S. For more information, call Human Resource Services at 3-2521.

 

VISIT THE CME'S NEW WEB SITE:

Visit the Center for Multicultural Education's new Web site at http://www.uni.edu/cme. Find information on reserving the facilities, the Underground Railroad weekend trip, "A Campus of Difference" diversity sessions and more.

 

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 take place 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.

 

ESSENTIAL GIFTS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY:

Treat your Administrative Professional to something special from Essentials in Maucker Union. Gift ideas include: homemade soaps, candles, warmers, UNI souvenir items, balloon bouquets, gift certificates, treats and more. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/maucker/essentials.shtml

 

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

FACILITIES SERVICES OFFERS FIRE EXTINGUISHER TRAINING:

Facilities Services will host a fire extinguisher training day Aug. 9. The session will be 30 minutes long and the cost is $10 per person. Training will be held in the Campbell parking lot. Contact Darrell Hansen at 3-2004 for registration or questions.

 

 

 

EVENTS

(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

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 Disney World. Registration fee includes T-shirt, refreshments and eligibility for prizes. To register, visit http://fp.uni.edu/prssa/ or e-mail dorunrun@gmail.com.

 
CEDAR FALLS COMMUNITY EARTH DAY EVENTS:

Celebrate Earth Day in a variety of ways. On April 23, from 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 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.

 

TAG SALE/AUCTION:

On Wednesday, April 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., UNI will hold a tag sale/auction at Price Lab School. Sale items include assorted school and office furniture and old books. From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., in the PLS gym, there will be an auction featuring kitchen utensils and dinnerware, (some Syracuse china), musical instruments, sewing machines, desks, balance scales, telescopes, darkroom and photofinishing equipment, folding chairs, and some shop equipment. More information and pictures are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixed_assets/plsauction.shtml. Tag sale items are specifically priced and auction items are sold "as is" and must be removed by 4 p.m. that day. Payment must be made in cash or check before removal. Parking will be available in the "A" lot on West 19th St. A picture ID is required to get an auction bid number. Call Vince at 3-3527 with questions.

 

47TH ANNUAL RECOGNITION BREAKFAST:

Say goodbye to retiring coworkers at the Annual Recognition Breakfast, at 8:15 a.m.. 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

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:

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, 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.

 

SIGMA XI LECTURE:

The UNI Chapter of Sigma Xi presents "The Effects of Bias and Stereotypes in Eyewitness Identification," by Kim and Otto MacLin, at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 21, in MSH 001. The talk is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

 

PATRICIA IRELAND AT UNI

Patricia Ireland, former president of the National Organization for Women (NOW), will speak Wednesday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m., in Maucker Union Expansion. The title of her talk is "What's it All About? Sex, Gender and Equality in the 21st Century." Ireland's visit is sponsored by NISG and the Women's Studies Program.

 

DANCE LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION:

Repertory Dance Theatre, in celebration of National Dance Week, presents a 45-minute lecture/demonstration on the history of art dance in 20th Century America. Friday, April 29, at 2 p.m., Lang Hall Auditorium. Free and open to the public.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 
UNI YOUNG PEOPLES DANCE THEATRE INFORMANCE:

YPDT presents its Fourth Annual Informance Saturday, April 23, 2 p.m., in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Under the direction of UNI students, children from local elementary schools participating in the program will share their creative dances in an informal and informational performance. General admission is $1 at the door. http://www.uni.edu/dance

 

SWEENEY TODD (*U-CARD DISCOUNT):

Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24, at the GBPAC, this musical thriller and winner of eight Tony Awards will be performed, featuring a 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. http://www.gbpac.com

 

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, will perform. 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

IOWA COLLEGE OF LAW ON CAMPUS:

Amy Liu, associate director of admissions at University of Iowa College of Law, will be on campus on Wednesday, April 27, at 2:30 p.m., in Sabin 317. Learn about Iowa's program and ask general questions about the law school application process. All are invited.

 
CME TRIP:

The Center for Multicultural Education is sponsoring "A Trip Into the Underground Railroad," May 12-15, to Cincinnati, Ohio and Maysville, Ky. http://www.uni.edu/cme

 
FINALS CRAM:

Study at the CME, in a comfy setting and enjoy free pop and popcorn. Times are Sunday, May 1, 2-9 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday, May 2 and 3, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Maucker Union, Room 109. For more information, call 3-2250.

 

MUDFEST 2005 "IT'S DIRTY":

On Saturday, April 23, 2 - 6 p.m., ProBoard, in conjunction with the Department of Residence, will host the first-ever "MUDFEST" at UNI, behind the ITC gravel parking lot (across from the GBPAC), west of the CEEE. ProBoard (a DOR organization) is encouraging all students living in the residence halls to "get dirty." Students can play mud volleyball, tug-of-war and slip& slide. ProBoard will also provide free food and music.

 
GA POSITION FOR 2005-06 NOW OPEN:

Applications for a full (20 hr) GA position at the CME are now being accepted. For more information contact Michael D. Blackwell at Michael.Blackwell@uni.edu,or 3-2250.

 

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.

 

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 a 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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