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Thursday, January 26, 2006

NEWS

BOR TO MEET NEXT WEEK:

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet in Ames, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 1 and 2. The agenda will be posted Friday at http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Meetings/Agendas/agenda.html

 

NEW WEB SITE:

Facilities Services has launched a new Web site. For information regarding its services, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs

 
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

 

STUDENT E-MAIL ACCOUNTS REMOVED:

UNI e-mail accounts for students not registered for the spring semester are disabled, archived to tape and removed from the server after the end of the third week of classes. This year, that process will begin on Monday, Jan. 30.

 

UNIVERSITY DIRECTORY CHANGE:

The Student Computing Center in CBB 25 (listed in the phone directory on page 6) is now located in LNG 113. Phone number remains the same, 3-2395.

 
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 cultural 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/

 

TRY PREXY'S:

Prexy's is open until 6:30 p.m. Monday through 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

WORDS OF WELLNESS NEWSLETTER:

The February UNI employee wellness newsletter is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/ To receive a hard copy of newsletters and fitness program brochures, e-mail kathy.green@uni.edu

 

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 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

 

STROKE RISK SCREENING:

Screening for plaque buildup of carotids, aortic aneurysm, peripheral vascular disease and osteoporosis will take place Friday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in WRC Room 104. Call 1-877-732-8258 (Stroke Detection Plus office) for an appointment. For details see “Upcoming Events” link at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec or call Deedra Dahlager at 3-7162.

 
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 3-2839.

 

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.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

VOICE 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 2:15 p.m. with Kathy Kerr, director of the International Dance Theatre.

 

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL:

Jo Nardolillo, violin, will perform in GBPAC Davis Hall at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1. Nardolillo has performed as a concerto soloist, recitalist, concertmaster, chamber musician and orchestra member throughout the United States and Europe. The recital program features music by Saint-Saens, Sarasate and Mozart. Admission is free.

 

NORTHERN IOWA FLUTE CHOIR AND FLUTE STUDIO RECITAL:

Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall. This program features a variety of standard and original compositions for flute choir under the direction of Angeleita Floyd. Admission is free.

 

EVENTS

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 Park Place Ballrooms and Event Centre. 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.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Kenneth De Nault, associate professor of geology, will present "My Life with a Wolf," Monday, Jan. 30, at 4 p.m., in 125 Latham Hall. Buck is a timber wolf who was abused, chained and beaten with a 2x4. Hear the story of how this awe-inspiring animal has become an inspiration for abused children and an ambassador for wolves.

 

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 Foreign Affairs articles on public opinion and the Iraq war. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 4 p.m., Seerley Hall, Great Reading Room.

 
GUEST ARTIST MASTERCLASS:

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, Chicago Symphony Orchestra trumpeter John Hagstrom will present a trumpet masterclass sponsored by the Robert and Dorothea Dean Visiting Artist’s Fund in Russell Hall Auditorium at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m., in SRL 115, Leslie Schwalm, associate professor of history and women's studies at the University of Iowa, will present "Freedom in the Heartland: African-Americans and Civil Rights in the Age of Emancipation." The event is free and open to the public.

 

CME FILM SHOWING:

The Center for Multicultural Education will show the film "Crash" on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 9 to 11 p.m. in 109 MAU. Relax with blankets and body pillows and enjoy free pop and popcorn during the movie.

 

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION:

The carnival starts at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3. A reception will follow at 8 p.m. with Chinese door prizes and traditional Chinese snacks. Free admission.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

ETHNIC STUDENT NEWS:

Ethnic Student News is a listserv that provides diversity information focusing on scholarships, internships, events, speakers and employment opportunities, among others. To subscribe, send an e-mail to mailserv@uni.edu with "SUB ETHNIC_STUDENT_NEWS " as the first line in the body of the message. http://www.uni.edu/cme

 

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 to develop 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.

 

LEADERSHIP ESSAY CONTEST:

This contest is open to all current UNI students. There is a $100 prize for the winning entry, funded by the Cedar Falls Firefighters' Association. The composition criteria for the 700-word essay are at http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/LeadershipEssay-2006.pdf Entry deadline is March 9. Prize will be presented April 2.

 
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.

 

 


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