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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

NEWS

PARKING LOT CHANGES:

As a result of the Gilchrist Hall fire in October, more than 200 staff people moved across campus. Gilchrist is not expected to reopen for one year. This has created a need to temporarily reconfigure some north-campus parking. See http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/pubsaf/parking_division/map.shtml

Effective Monday, Jan. 9, Commons B lot: The south row of "B" parking (37 stalls) is now "A" parking.

As of Feb. 1, 13 stalls in the northwest corner of the Campbell "B" lot will be marked specifically for Admissions guests (from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). A guest permit will be required for the Admissions spaces. Latham "A" lot: One row of "A" parking (50 stalls) will be converted to "B" parking. For Gilchrist Hall updates and temporary office locations, see http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/gilchrist.shtml

 
NEW ALUMNI RELATIONS DIRECTOR ON CAMPUS:

For the news release, visit http://www.umpr.uni.edu/news.asp?NewsID=2059

 

MATH TUTORS NEEDED:

The UNI Student Support Services Program and the Center for Academic Achievement are hiring tutors for all math and business courses. These positions are paid, and the hours are flexible. Keep your own skills current by assisting others. Applications can be picked up at 214 East Bartlett Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For further information, call Nick Sullivan at 3-2179 or e-mail Nick.Sullivan@uni.edu.

 

PANTHER FIRST AWARD NOMINATIONS AVAILABLE:

Recognize your co-workers for their hard work by submitting a Panther First Award nomination. Visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/panther_first.shtml Nominations can be submitted online, or forms can be printed and submitted via campus mail. Forms also can be found in any campus office. For more information, call Robin at 3-3536.

 

SUSHI AVAILABLE:

Sushi is now available on campus at Wasabi in Prexy's at Maucker Union. The flavors - California, salmon cheese, spicy salmon, and tuna salad - will be available each Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Prexy's staff would appreciate feedback when you try this new menu item.

 

HOUSE FOR RENT:

A university-owned house is available for rent at 3204 Panther Lane (three bedrooms). Rent is $860 per month plus utilities. Contact Doug Jensen at 3-6827 for details.

 

BEWARE NEW TROJAN VIRUS:

There's a new trojan spam involving a fake warning from a Yale University professor about student vandalism that supposedly happened during the holidays. When curious readers follow the link, they are hit with a WMF file that immediatly downloads a file that can take over their computer. It works on all common Windows platforms, and a vendor patch for the vulnerability is not currently available. As always, don't follow any links or open any graphics that you are not expecting to receive. 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

SPEAK ENGLISH WITH INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

The Culture & Intensive English Program (CIEP) in Baker Hall teaches English to international students at UNI. The CIEP matches each English student with a UNI student or staff member. The partners meet for one hour every week and speak English to allow the international students to improve their English listening and speaking skills while expanding their understanding of U.S. culture. American students benefit by meeting international students and developing a greater cultural awareness and understanding of their own culture and that of others’. Sign up to be a Conversation Partner at http://fp.uni.edu/ciep/conversation_partners.htm or visit the CIEP office at Baker 72.

 

LEARNING LAB TUTORS:

The Gear Up program at Logan Middle School is in need of morning staff to tutor middle school students in the Learning Lab. Contact Roxanne at the Gear Up office if you have a referral or are interested in the position, 287-5683.

 

DONATE BLOOD:

The UNI ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) is sponsoring a blood drive on Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the Maucker Union Expansion ABC from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment go to: http://www.bloodcenterofiowa.org Click on "find a mobile drive." Search by organization and enter UNI. For more information contact Jill Newton at jnewton16@hotmail.com

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

JOB OPPORTUNITY:

Vacancies at the P&S level include manager systems programming (internal search only). To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 
FLIGHT SCHOOL SERIES REGISTRATION:

Registration is now open for the Spring 2006 Flight School Series. Learn how service, openness, accountability, and respect can bring out the best in yourself and others at UNI. To enroll, print and complete the registration form at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/soar/registration/registration.pdf or call Robin at 3-3536. Reserve your seat before Jan. 13.

 
GRANT MONEY AVAILABLE FOR RESEARCH:

A new grant program at UNI provides seed money for applied research with the greatest potential for commercialization. The Grow Iowa Values Fund Applied Research Grant is administered by Business and Community Services and the Office of Sponsored Programs. Proposals are due Feb. 1. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/osp/grants/applied_research.htm.

 
SPRING 2006 MASSAGE:

Massage therapy will be offered in the Wellness Resource Lab (WRC 104) during the spring semester on Mondays and Wednesdays by therapist Leta Hanson and on Tuesdays and Thursdays by therapist Jackie Olberding. Call 3-6119 to schedule an appointment. The cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Pay by cash, check, U-bill, or payroll deduct.

 

REPLY SYSTEM (CLICKERS) DEMO:

Reply Systems will be on campus to demonstrate the Reply Student Response System. The demonstration will take place in Studio IT (Lang 245) at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10. All interested faculty and staff are invited to attend.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

SIGN UP FOR TRIATHLON CHALLENGE:

The WRS Ironman Triathlon Challenge fitness incentive program lets you select from one of three events: the traditional challenge (2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of cycling, 26.2 miles of running); the non-swimmers challenge lets you substitute 15,000 meters of rowing for the swimming or the double ironman challenge (double the distances of the traditional). Registration begins Monday, Jan. 23, in WRC 101. You have until March 3 to complete your event mileage. Log sheets provided. The fee is $15. Successful completition of your event nets you a certificate of achievement and event long-sleeved t-shirt. For more information, contact timothy.klatt@uni.edu or 3-7120.

 

HOURS

ROD LIBRARY HOURS OVER MLK JR. WEEKEND:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#mlutherjr

 

MAUCKER UNION SPRING SEMESTER HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/

 

PERFORMING ARTS

OPERATIC MASTER CLASS:

Guest artist Faye Robinson, a soprano, will offer a master class at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, in Davis Hall, GBPAC.

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE PRESENTS PIETA BROWN AND BO RAMSEY:

As the eldest daughter of Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Greg Brown, Pieta Brown displays a distinctive, charismatic voice and a gift for creating precise, crisply-drawn miniatures. Don't miss the chance to see Bo Ramsey, esteemed roots/Americana producer/guitarist. They will perform Monday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION CONCERT:

The African American Historical and Cultural Museum will present "Praising God ... While Building on a Dream," Monday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. in GBPAC. Concert will feature Clarence Williams, Metro Titans and the UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club. Call 3-SHOW for tickets.

 

KUNI WINTER BLUES BLOWOUT - TICKETS ON SALE:

The KUNI Winter Blues Blowout on Feb. 4 at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo will feature delta blues with Duwayne Burnside & the Mississippi Mafia and Jimbo Mathus Knockdown South. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Advance tickets can be ordered online at http://www.kuniradio.org in the KUNI Store section or by calling KUNI weekdays at 3-6400 or 800-772-2440, ext. 0. Advance tickets are also available at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls. All proceeds will support public radio at UNI.

 

EVENTS

ART EXHIBIT OPEN:

"Transformations in the Nervepool: The Rituals & Zoacodes of Ebon Fisher," will continue through Friday, Feb. 3. All events at the UNI Gallery of Art are free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/ or Fisher's Web site at http://www.nervepool.net

 
PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Men's basketball team vs. Creighton, Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 7:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome.

The UNI wrestling team will host the NWCA National Duals presented on Saturday, Jan. 14, and Sunday, Jan. 15, in the UNI-Dome. Nearly 80 teams from all Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA will be in action. The action will begin at 9 a.m. both days.

Women's basketball vs. Indiana State, Saturday, Jan. 14, at 4 p.m. in the West Gym.

Men's basketball vs. Southern Illinois, Monday, Jan. 16, at 7:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome.

 

MLK FILM FEST:

The Center for Multicultural Education, in rememberance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will be showing a variety of films that depict King's life and how he impacted American society. Show times are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Jan. 12, 13, 17 and 18. For a complete schedule along with video descriptions, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme/

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP INTERN/SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:

Do you know an outstanding minority sophomore or junior attending an Iowa college that can use a paid internship and $5,000 scholarship award? The Principal Financial Group will offer an internship and scholarship program to deserving minority students from Iowa currently attending an Iowa college or university. Please encourage minority students to complete the online application by Wednesday, Feb. 1. Applications and detailed information available at http://www.principal.com/careers/scholarship.htm For additional information, contact Nu Huynh, The Principal Financial Group, at (515) 283-5566 or huynh.nu@principal.com

 

DANCERS WANTED:

Repertory Dance Theatre seeks dancers interested in learning and performing ballet, jazz, tap and modern choreography as part of an educational outreach program presented to area high schools and communities. Meets Fridays from 1-3 p.m. Knowledge of three of the four art dance styles required. Earn academic credit dancing. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/dance/RDT.htm or call Michelle Ozmun at 3-3560.

 

 


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