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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

NEWS

GILCHRIST OFFICE MOVES:

The Office of Business Operations is moving to the former Campbell Hall Dining Center over the next few weeks. Mail codes and phone extensions remain the same. Effective immediately, Student Accounts, Purchasing and Accounts Payable are located in Campbell Dining. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 24, most cashiers will move to Campbell Dining. A satellite Cashier's Office will remain on the Maucker Union second floor. Hours for the Maucker Union location will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Feb. 6, Payroll will move from East Bartlett Rooms 2 and 10/12 to Campbell Dining. Several offices have moved or will move out of Maucker Union to other temporary quarters. For more information about the moves, and other updated Gilchrist Hall-related information, see http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/gilchrist.shtml

 

NOMINATE A VAGINA WARRIOR:

This year as a part of annual V-Week events, three benefit productions of the "Vagina Monologues" by Eve Ensler will be presented. At each of these productions we will recognize one local Vagina Warrior -- individuals who give generously of their time and talents in the name of ending violence against women and girls. This may include sitting by hospital beds, passing new laws, writing boring proposals, begging for money, demonstrating and holding vigils in the streets. For more information on how to nominate someone, visit: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/416.html

 
LIFELONG UNIVERSITY REGISTRATION:

UNI's Lifelong University is taking registrations for winter and spring courses. For a listing of courses and more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/llu

 
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:

Keith Saunders, UNI state relations officer, Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will deliver a legislative update Friday, Jan. 27, at noon in CBB, Room 319. He will discuss the governor's budget proposal and funding for higher education. He also will share the Board of Regents' legislative strategy and funding requests. He will be available for questions. For more information, contact Stacey Christensen at 3-3170.

 

ARTS IN APRIL:

The Office of University Marketing and Public Relations is compiling information for Arts in April. If you have any special programs, events, exhibits or other activities, submit them to CJ Hines at cj.hines@uni.edu by Friday, Feb. 3. Event organizers, please post the activities to the university calendar of events at https://access.uni.edu/acal/

 

GRAND OPENING:

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

 
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.

 
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

 

TRY PREXY'S:

Prexy's is open until 6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Oven-baked sandwiches, mini pizzas and breaded-chicken sandwiches are available at Avanti after 2 p.m., along with pizza, pasta and calzones. Or try a sandwich, salad, or hot soup from the Grab & Go area.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

JOB OPENINGS:

Vacancies at the P&S level include recruiter/advisor and program associate/John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC). To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 
LIBRARY INSTRUCTION SESSIONS AVAILABLE:

Are your students looking for information in all the wrong places? Consider reserving a library instruction session customized to the needs of you class. Register for library instruction at http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr.htm or call 273-2839.

 

GRANT SEEKING AND WRITING TIPS:

The Office of Sponsored Programs is hosting the first in a monthly series of brown bag lunches Thursday, Jan. 26, from noon to 1 p.m. in 213 East Bartlett. The first session's topic will be: "You Won’t Find This on Match.com: Finding the Perfect Funding Match for Your Research/Outreach Ideas." RSVP to 3-3217 or to osp@uni.edu

 

PERSONAL TRAINERS WANTED:

Personal trainers provide motivation for individuals wanting to attain their fitness goals. An informational meeting will take place Friday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. in WRC Room 252. Classes begin Feb. 3. For enrollment or information contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu

 

HEALTH BEAT LOCKER SERVICES:

You have enough things to haul to and from campus. Let the Health Beat locker rooms help you out. Half and long lockers are available for rent. Sign up today. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu Sign-up also available at Health Beat, just ask a fitness supervisor.

 

KINDERGYM - SPRING OPEN ENROLLMENT:

A parent and child physical-activity program for children 2 to 5 years old is offered Saturday mornings in the WRC from Jan. 28 to Mar. 4. Classes for 4 and 5 year olds are at 9-9:50 a.m.; (OPEN) 2 and 3 year olds at 10-10:50 a.m.(OPEN) The fee is $26 (includes T-shirt). Classes fill up fast. For enrollment, contact 3-3066 or karyn.finn@uni.edu before noon, Wednesday, Jan. 25.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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.

 

HELP BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS:

Big Brothers Big Sisters need special-event volunteers for Saturday, Jan. 28, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Duties vary, but may include serving food, playing games and giving gifts. The event will be at the Unity Center on University Avenue in Cedar Falls. For more information visit Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 

HELP NEEDED AT THE FOOD BANK:

The Development Assistant for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank is responsible for coordination of the central office. Aid with project management, general office duties and special events. Possible internship. If interested, visit Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 

PERFORMING ARTS

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

 

VOICE HONOR'S RECITAL:

On Friday, Jan. 27, voice students will present a recital facilitated by Jean McDonald and Jeffrey Brich. GBPAC Davis Hall, 8 p.m.

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Glenn Lonsdale & Carlis Faurot will perform Irish music Monday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET AT THE GBPAC:

The Russian National Ballet Theatre's production of Sleeping Beauty, will be performed at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29. Come early to hear The UNI Chamber Singers, performing The Sounds of Singing Series. Also, participate in the Curtain Talk, beginning at 6:45 p.m. with Kathy Kerr, director of the International Dance Theatre.

 

EVENTS

VATICAN II LECTURE SERIES:

The 40th-Anniversary of Vatican II Lecture Series at St. Stephen Catholic Student Center celebrates this milestone of modern Catholicism. The next lecture in the series will be Jan. 24. Rev. Douglas Wathier, chair of the Division of Philosophy, Religion and Theology at Loras College, will present "Vatican II: The Church and the World," in the Maucker Union Presidential Room Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE:

Come out for the thriller "Saw II," starring Donnie Wahlberg and Shawnee Smith on Thursday, Jan. 26. Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free beverages and snacks provided.

 
PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The UNI men's and women's track & field squad will host the UNI Invite Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27-28, in the UNI-Dome. Friday's events include the women's pentathlon beginning at 3 p.m. and the men's heptathlon beginning at 3:10 p.m. Saturday's events begin with the continuation of the men's heptathlon at 10 a.m., followed by the field events at 11 a.m. and the running events at 1:30 p.m.

 
FOOTBALL BANQUET:

The NCAA Division IAA National Runner-up Panther football team banquet is Sunday, Jan. 29, at 11:30 a.m. at Pipac Centre on the Lake. Cost is $20 per person. Reservations should be made by Thursday, Jan. 26. Contact Noreen Hermansen at 3-6078 or send a check to her at 204 Commons.

 

GORDON HOXIE LECTURE:

The 2005-06 Gordon Hoxie Lecture will be given by John Mueller, Woody Hayes Chair of National Security Studies at the Mershon Center, The Ohio State University, on "The Presidency, Public Opinion and War." Mueller is a nationally known scholar on the presidency and war, and the author of several books including "The Remnants of War" and "Peace, Prosperity and Politics" and a Foreign Affairs article on public opinion and the Iraq war. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 4 p.m., Seerley Hall, Great Reading Room.

 
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

STUDY ABROAD - CHINA SUMMER CAMP:

Interested in seeing the world and being paid to do so? The UNI Study Abroad Center is accepting applications for the eighth annual China Summer Camp. Participants will work with school-aged Chinese children developing their English language skills while earning up to five UNI credits. The program also includes a stipend, additional travel opportunities, free airfare and room and board. For more information, visit the UNI Study Abroad Center in Baker Hall, Room 59, 3-7078, or e-mail study-abroad@uni.edu Registration is limited so apply now.

 
PAID TUTOR/MENTOR POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

The Upward Bound Math and Science Center is looking for math, science and education majors to be tutor/mentors during the six-week summer program at UNI. The program will run from June 12 to July 23. Tutor/mentors reside in the residence hall with students, supervise recreational activities, travel with students on trips, serve as peer counselors and attend classes with students. Training is provided and all travel, room and board expenses are paid by the Upward Bound Math and Science Program in addition to tutor/mentor salaries. Send resume and transcript (unofficial acceptable) to Latricia Hylton 800 Sycamore St., Waterloo, IA 50703. Interviews will take place the last week in February through the first two weeks in March. For more information, call 319-433-1260.

 
SUMMER TEACHING ASSISTANTS:

The Upward Bound Math and Science Center is looking for science and math majors to be teaching assistants for the six-week summer residential program at UNI. The program will run from June 12 to July 23. Teaching assistants are needed for chemistry, mathematics, physics and biology. Teaching assistants help the teaching faculty with classroom instruction and grading, set up labs, and conduct study sessions. All positions are paid. Submit your resume with transcript (unofficial acceptable) to Latricia Hylton at 800 Sycamore St., Waterloo, IA 50703.

 
2005-2006 OUTSTANDING GRADUATE PAPER AWARD IN WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES:

Current UNI graduate students from all departments and programs are eligible to apply for this award. The author of the winning paper will receive $100. Deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 15. For more information, visit: http://www.uni.edu/womenstudies or contact Phyllis Baker at 3-7102.

 

TAX PREPARERS NEEDED:

Opportunity Works (a project of the Community Foundation of Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northeast Iowa) is recruiting student volunteers to work in its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program sites outside Black Hawk County. Any UNI student, regardless of major, can volunteer. You must pass an IRS test to be eligible to assist with tax preparation. The IRS-sponsored training and test may be completed online. Mileage to the VITA site will be covered for volunteers. Visit Volunteer UNI at www.uni.edu/acs for more information. Note: Opportunity Works and its VITA locations are not affiliated with the University of Northern Iowa VITA site sponsored by the Department of Accounting.

 

MCELROY FELLOWSHIP:

The application deadline for the McElroy Fellowship is Jan. 27. Candidates must be a graduate or graduating senior of a liberal arts program and intend to pursue graduate study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited university. Please encourage eligible students to apply. Application materials are available in the Graduate College. Contact the Graduate College at 3-2748 for more information.

 
CATHOLIC ROOT BEER FLOAT SOCIAL:

Students are invited to attend any of the following get-togethers sponsored by St. Stephen Catholic Student Center. Learn about community, worship and service and enjoy free root beer floats. Socials are from 8 to 9 p.m. Dates are Monday, Jan. 23, in the Bender lounge, Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the Bartlett lounge and Monday, Jan. 30, in the ROTH first-floor meeting room.

 
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. Participants will teach and learn in upper-elementary classrooms and meet English-speaking university students who also are preparing for teaching. In addition to learning about teaching methods, the program offers a language class on 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

 


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