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Thursday, January 19, 2006

NEWS

GRAND OPENING:

Faculty and staff are cordially invited to the grand opening of the Office of Sponsored Programs, Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m., East Bartlett, Room 213.

 
ENERGY FORUM:

Seven Iowa gubernatorial candidates will participate in an Energy Forum at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, in the auditorium of the Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE). Each candidate will give an opening statement followed by a question and answer period. The forum is free and open to the public.

 

NAME CHANGE:

UNI's Native Roadside Vegetation Center has officially been renamed the Tallgrass Prairie Center to more appropriately reflect the mission of the organization: to provide research, technique, education and source-identified seed for restoration and preservation of native vegetation systems in rights-of-way and other lands. The Roadside Program, Iowa Ecotype Project and Prairie Institute remain the primary programs of the center. Location as well as phone and fax numbers are unchanged.

 
FULBRIGHT DISTINGUISHED CHAIRS PROGRAM:

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) is announcing the opening of the 2007-08 Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program Awards Competition. Awards in the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program are among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Application deadline is May 1. For more information, visit http://www.cies.org/ab_dc/. Or contact Assistant Director Maria Bettua, (202) 686.6245, mbettua@cies.iie.org or Senior Program Associate Jamie Oberlander, (202) 686.6232, joberlander@cies.iie.org

 

HONORARY DEGREE NOMINATIONS:

The Committee on Honorary Degrees is soliciting nominations for potential recipients of honorary degrees for submission to the president. A statement of the policies and procedures can be found at http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/205.shtml or by contacting the Graduate College at 3-2748. Nominations, marked "confidential," should be submitted to the Graduate Dean’s Office, Lang 122, by Feb. 17. Supporting material must accompany nominations.

 
SUBSCRIBE TO VolunteerNEWS:

VolunteerNEWS is a monthly newsletter containing information regarding current volunteer opportunities from one-time events to semester-long experiences. To stay informed of local volunteer needs, subscribe to VolunteerNEWS. To subscribe, send an e-mail to mailserv@uni.edu with "SUB VolunteerUNI" as the first line and "END" as the second line in the body of the message.

 
RADON AWARENESS MONTH:

January is National Radon Awareness Month. A discounted Radon test kit is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/healthsafety/index.shtml

 

FOUR HIRE! FINALISTS:

The Greater Des Moines Partnership's Young Professionals Connection has launched Four Hire!, a new annual competition designed to retain Iowa college graduates for job opportunities in the Des Moines metro area. Of the 12 student finalists, two are from UNI. Lucas Casey is a senior, majoring in Public Administration, and Tarek Fahmy is a senior, majoring in Business Management. For more information about this initiative, visit http://www.fourhiredm.com

 

SEE THE LATEST EDITION OF KUDOS:
http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/kudos/archive/2006/jan12.shtml

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

SELF-SERVE MULTIMEDIA LAB OPEN TO ALL:

Faculty, students, and staff are welcome to use the Production House's self-serve lab for multimedia projects, Web page design, presentation development, CD/DVD duplication and much more. Design services also are available for faculty, departments and other groups who don't want to tackle designing, developing and maintaining their own Web site. Both services have fulltime staff as well as knowledgeable student assistants. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/productionhouse/index.htm and http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/graphics/index.htm

 

TIAA-CREF CONSULTANT ON CAMPUS:

A TIAA-CREF consultant is on campus for individual counseling through Jan. 20 and will return Jan. 24-26, Feb. 7-8 and 21-23. To register for a session, visit http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 866-842-2977, ext. 7010.

 

TALK ABOUT TEACHING AND LEARNING:

Join a group of faculty who meet regularly to discuss teaching and learning. The meetings are every other Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., in Schindler 526. Meetings will begin on Jan. 20. The following Web site has the schedule and scheduled readings: http://www.cns.uni.edu/~east/ttl/index.html

 

LEARN HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS:

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. CBB 3. Workshop teaches the basics of starting a small business. Advance registration required: e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu or call 3-7350. More info: http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

PARENT-TO-PARENT/TAKE-CHARGE VOLUNTEERS:

The Family and Children's Council is seeking volunteers. Parent-to-Parent volunteers offer support and understanding for new parents, single parents and parents seeking support. Take-Charge-of-Your-Body program volunteers are trained to present curriculum to elementary-school children on how they can stay safe from sexual abuse. For more information about both of these opportunities, visit Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs.

 
TUTORS NEEDED:

Volunteer tutors needed spring semester for children ages 5-13. Students needed to tutor all subjects. Program runs Mondays from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1:15 to 4 p.m. at the Payne Memorial AME Church Kids Cafe in Waterloo. Kids Cafe is a program of the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Scheduling is flexible. Tutor once weekly, once monthly, or whatever you have available. For more information, visit Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 

DONATE BLOOD:

The UNI Classic Upward Bound TRiO Program is sponsoring its annual blood drive Friday, Jan. 20, from 1 to 5 p.m., at UNI-CUE (800 Sycamore Street, Waterloo). To schedule a donation, sign up online at http://www.givelife.org, e-mail Amanda.Graeber@uni.edu, or call 433-1250.

 
HELP NEEDED AT THE HEARST CENTER:

The Hearst Center for the Arts is seeking spring-semester volunteers. Classroom assistants are needed Wednesdays, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Jan. 11 through Feb. 22; Thursdays 4:30 to 6 p.m., Jan. 12 through March 2; Saturdays 9 a.m. till noon and 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Jan. 14 through Feb. 18. Assistants also are needed Jan. 28, 1 to 4 p.m. for a Chinese New Year Workshop. For more details, visit Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 

HELP TRAVELERS:

The Waterloo Convention and Visitors Bureau is seeking volunteers to work at the Waterloo Regional Airport to assist travelers with visitor information, maps, calling cabs, and answering questions about our area. Shifts are flexible and times vary. If you're friendly and outgoing and would like to visit with travelers, visit VolunteerUNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs for more information.

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE:

This high-spirited musical romp, based on the popular movie, comes to the GBPAC Sunday, Jan. 22, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. The show is filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess.
Come 45 minutes before the show for the Curtain Talk with Jay Edelnant, professor of theatre.

 
KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Top-notch songwriter, Bill Passalacqua also is a dynamic performer and a compelling storyteller. The Ginn Sisters have been singing and playing country, blues and folk music for more than 20 years. They will perform Monday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

FACULTY CONCERT:

Performing will be Randy Grabowski on trumpet and Kui-Im Lee on organ, at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, in the GBPAC's Jebe Hall. The performance will feature works by composers Sauget, Albinoni, Hovhaness, Plog, Damase and Sampson. Admission is free.

 

OPERATIC PERFORMANCES:

Join director Sandra Walden and the design team as they share their vision for staging two, one-act operas, La Serva Padrona and Gianni Schicchi, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. http://www.theatreuni.com

EVENTS

THURSDAZE MOVIE:

The first Thursdaze Night Movie of the year is "Elizabethtown," starring Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst and Susan Sarandon. Showtimes are Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. in Maucker Union's Old Central Ballroom. Free beverages and snacks.

 

NO SHAME THEATRE:

Friday, Jan. 20 at 10 p.m. in CAC 108. For more information, e-mail chcarr@uni.edu or doug@dougshaw.com"No Shame Theatre" is held every-other Friday at the same time.

 
PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The UNI track & field squads will begin their home indoor season on Saturday, Jan. 21, in the UNI-Dome. The meet will begin at 10 a.m. with the field events.

The UNI women's basketball squad will challenge the Bradley Braves Saturday, Jan. 21, at 4:05 p.m., in the West Gym.

The UNI men's basketball team will battle the Drake Bulldogs Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7:05 p.m., in the UNI-Dome.

The UNI wrestling team will be in action Sunday, Jan. 22, at 2:05 p.m., in the West Gym against Iowa State.

 

LANGUAGE DIVERSITY WEEK:

Learn about other languages and cultures during Study Abroad's Language Diversity Week, Jan. 23-26. Information on language opportunities at UNI, as well as language opportunities from universities abroad, will be available in Maucker Union. In addition, a series of foreign films will be shown. For details and a film schedule, visit http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/ or contact the Study Abroad Office at 3-7078 or stop by the office in 59 Baker Hall.

 
LATE NIGHT AT THE CME:

Take a mid-week stress break, as the Center for Multicultural Education dims the lights Wednesday, Feb. 1, to show “Crash” from 9 to 11 p.m. Free pop and popcorn will be available during the film that deals with racial diversity. It will show in the upper level of Maucker Union.

 

VOLLEYBALL BANQUET:

The UNI Volleyball banquet will be Sunday, Feb. 5 at noon at the Holiday Inn, in Cedar Falls. The brunch cost is $16 per person. Everyone welcome. RSVP to Michelle Coulter at michelle.coulter@uni.edu or 3-3176 by Jan. 26.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

TAKE COURSES IN KAZAKHSTAN:

(230:116) Methods of Teaching Literacy in the Intermediate Grade (3 credit hrs.)
(230:186g) Studies in Central-Asian Languages and Culture (3 credit hrs.)

Learn about teaching literacy from experienced teachers and make new friends in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Almaty offers a diverse urban environment with a rich ethnic heritage and beautiful scenery. Participants in this program have the opportunity to teach and learn in upper-elementary classrooms and to meet English-speaking university students who also are preparing for teaching. In addition to learning about teaching methods, the program offers a language class for students interested in learning about the Russian and Kazakh languages and cultures. The course dates are June 5 through July 2. Program cost includes tuition and fees plus airfare, room and board. For more information, concerning courses or itinerary, contact David Landis at 3-2796 or david.landis@uni.edu For information about application, costs and scholarships, contact Yana Cornish in Baker Hall Room 59, 3-7078 or yana.cornish@uni.edu

 

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 Iowa minority students 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

 
CBA STARS TALENT SEARCH:

The CBA President's Council Stars Talent Search Committee is looking for talented business students to perform at the CBA Graduation Celebration, in the GBPAC on Wednesday, April 5. All types of on-stage talent are eligible such as, comedy acts, singing, dancing, musical performances, etc. Group performances are welcome. However, at least one member must be a business major. Auditions will be in February. Go to the CBA Dean's Office (CBB 325) to sign up to audition. The top-three performances will be chosen during auditions. Each of the three selected acts will be awarded a $700-cash prize and will perform at the celebration. More information will be available at http://www.cba.uni.edu or you may e-mail Calliep@uni.edu

 
 

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