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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

NEWS

ORDER 2005 NCAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP MEMORABILIA:

This action-packed one-hour DVD has game highlights from the best-ever Panther football season, as well as the road to the championship. Relive the nail-biting moments against Eastern Washington, New Hampshire and Texas State, plus the final thrilling title game against Appalachian State. Bonus features include intro and game comments by Coach Mark Farley, plus interview and pep rally highlights. Price: $19.50 http://www.unialum.org/football/ No Panther fan should be without the 2005 UNI football season commemorative poster. This 18x24, full-color poster captures the essence of the most successful Panther football season ever. Price: $9.50 http://www.unialum.org/football/

 

BOR TO MEET THIS WEEK:

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

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include residence life coordinator. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

FACULTY AND STAFF NIGHT:

UNI Athletics is inviting all UNI faculty and staff to take advantage of a special $6 ticket price for the men's basketball game on Feb. 7, against Wichita State, at 7:05 p.m. To order tickets, visit http://www.cstv.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/niwa/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/facstaff02070616

 

CHAIR OF FACULTY ELECTION:

The election ballot for Chair of Faculty is available on MyUniverse. Ballots may be cast through Friday, Feb. 3, until 5 p.m. On behalf of the University Senate, the Committee on Committees invites all voting faculty to participate in this electronic ballot.

 

FOR SALE - PRINTER CARTRIDGES:

The School of Music has the following print cartridges for sale: Epson S020093, Epson S020189, HP 26, Canon BC-02, Stylewriter M3330G/A [for 2400 and 2500], Color StyleWriter 2400. Contact Carolina Wilson at 3-2024 or carolina.wilson@uni.edu

 

ORDER VALENTINE COOKIES THIS WEEK:

Get a dozen frosted cookies for $8.49 per dozen and 12-inch personalized chocolate-chip cookies for $7.99 each. Place orders by 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, and pick up orders Monday, Feb. 13, and Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Biscotti’s, 23rd Street Market or Prexy’s. Order online at http://www.uni.edu/dor/cookies

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

TIAA-CREF CONSULTANT ON CAMPUS:

A TIAA CREF consultant will be on campus for individual counseling Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 7-8 and Tuesday-Thursday, Feb. 21-23. To register for a session, visit http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 866-842-2977 extension 7010.

 

NEED HELP ANALYZING DATA?:

The UNI Mathematics Department has reinstituted its Statistical Consulting Lab (SCL), starting Wednesday, Feb. 1, and running until the end of May. The SCL will provide a free source of statistical support for routine data analyses and is available to UNI students, faculty and staff. Larger, more time-consuming projects will be billed at reasonable rates. Contact Mark Jacobson, the director of the SCL, at 3-7172 or jacobson@cs.uni.edu to set up an appointment. Walk-in hours for the (SCL) Statistical Consulting Lab in WRT 338A available at http://www.cns.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL

 
BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILES (BCP):

Blood is drawn to test for 23 components including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, blood sugar, iron, etc. Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 7 to 8:30 a.m., WRC Main Corridor. Cost is $15 for BCP; $5 extra for prostate test. Pay by cash or check only. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 to schedule an appointment.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP:

Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m., in CBB 323. Workshop teaches the basics of starting a small business. Advanced registration required. E-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu or 273-7350. More information is available at: http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm

 
VALENTINE MASSAGE:

Give the gift of massage. UNI has its own licensed massage therapists. Massage gift certificates available through the Wellness Resource Lab (WRC 104). $10 for every 15 minutes, payable by cash, check, U-bill or payroll deduct. Call 273-6119 with questions.

 

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

 

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.

 
NEW WEB SITE:

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

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

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.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY PERFORMANCE:

The W-CF Symphony presents "Chorus & Classics with the UNI Chamber Singers" Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. The ensemble will perform Mozart's version of Handel's "Messiah." Works by Brahms and Strauss will also be featured. Tickets at 3-SHOW and http://www.wcfsymphony.org

 

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.

 

GUEST ARTIST AND FACULTY RECITAL:

John Hagstrom, on trumpet, and Robin Guy on piano, will perform Friday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m., in GBPAC Davis Hall. The internationally acclaimed soloist presents a spirited recital of trumpet music joined by UNI’s collaborative pianist Robin Guy and oboe professor Tom Barry.

 
KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The Beggarmen are an Iowa City-based quintet of traditional Celtic musicians. They will perform Monday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m., in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Beggarmen find their roots in the traditional music of Ireland and other Celtic regions. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

 

EVENTS

RELAY FOR LIFE:

Come to a Relay for Life informational meeting on Jan. 31, at 7 p.m., in Sabin 307. Learn how to help in the fight against cancer by participating in a night of fun and celebration, from 6 p.m. on March 31 to 6 a.m. on April 1, in the UNI-Dome. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/relayforlife

 

THURSDAZE EVENTS - FEB. 2:

Author/chef Kevin Roberts will demonstrate how easy it is to make really good food with his presentation "Cook or Starve," at 7 p.m., in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Then Michael Kane will present "The Art of Kissing" at 9:30 p.m., taking the audience step-by-step through how to be a better kisser.

 
SOUL FOOD:

Enjoy an authentic soul food meal at the CME (109 MAU) on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets available at the door (first come, first serve). $3 per plate or two plates for $5. Meals include fried chicken, corn bread, several side choices, pop and dessert.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The UNI women's basketball team vs. the Evansville Aces on Thursday, Feb. 2, in the West Gym, at 7:05 p.m.

The UNI women's swimming team will take on the University of Iowa in a dual on Friday, Feb. 3, at 5 p.m., in the WRC.

The UNI men's and women's track & field teams will host the UNI Classic Friday, Feb. 3, in the UNI-Dome. The field events will begin at 2 p.m., and the running events will begin at 4 p.m.

The UNI women's basketball squad will take on the Southern Illinois Salukis Saturday, Feb. 4, in the West Gym, at 12:05 p.m.

The UNI men's basketball squad will take on the Indiana State Sycamores Saturday, Feb. 4, in the UNI-Dome, at 3:05 p.m.

The UNI men's basketball team will battle the Wichita State Shockers on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the UNI-Dome, at 7:05 p.m.

 
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.

 

NO SHAME THEATRE:

Friday, Feb. 3, 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.

 
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.

 

"IN TOUCH WITH KNOWLEDGE" EXHIBIT OPENING:

The Educational History of Blind People opens at the University Museum on Monday, Feb. 6. Explore the history of creative adaptations that transformed visual information into tactile form and gave blind and visually-impaired people greater opportunities. Historical artifacts and contemporary learning aids, along with hands-on exhibits and activities, allow visitors to better understand and appreciate how people learn through touch. Opening reception on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Visit http://www.uni.edu/museum or call 273-2188.

 
CROW FORUM:

Shahina Amin and Lisa Jepsen, department of economics, will present, "The Relationships between Education & Earnings within Couples: Evidence from Malaysia," Monday, Feb. 6, at noon, in Maucker Union Old Gold Room. Faculty, staff, students and members of the wider community are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.

 

LAST LECTURE SERIES:

The first lecture of the new year is by Gayle Pohl presenting "My Education Began by Keeping My Mother Out of Jail," Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B. The Last Lecture Series features faculty presenting a lecture as if it were their last. Beverages and snacks provided.

 

FILM SHOWING:

Amnesty International and Students for Social Justice present "The Life of David Gale," a powerful film about capital punishment, Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m., in Sabin 203. For more information, contact Jessica Love at jesslove@uni.edu

 

VAGINA MONOLOGUES PERFORMANCES:

The Vagina Monologues will be performed in Lang Hall Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $10 at the GBPAC. All proceeds go to the Cedar Valley Coalition for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse.

 

CME OPEN HOUSE:

Celebrate the Center for Multicultural Education’s 35th anniversary at the CME (109 MAU) on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 2-5 p.m. Dip into finger foods while watching “The CME: 35 Years” slideshow, browsing through decades of scrapbooks and listening in on a historical presentation and slideshow by author Dr. Hal S. Chase.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

TAKE CAPSTONE ABROAD:

Tired of spending summers in Iowa? Want to add adventure to your college experience? Sign up for 820:140 Environment, Technology, & Society capstone course taught in a beautiful location in the heart of Europe – Cluj, Romania (Transylvania region). The course focus is the relationship of the social categories of race, class and gender with environmental and environmental health issues. For application, cost, and course information, contact the UNI Study Abroad Center in Baker Hall 59, 3-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu

 

STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE:

The 13th Annual College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Student Research Conference at UNI will be Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Submission of poster or oral presentation deadline is April 3. Registration deadline is April 17. http://fp.uni.edu/maclink/csbs_main.htm

 

ATTENTION TEACHING MAJORS - SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

The College of Education offers more than 100 scholarships available to teaching majors. The deadline for a completed application is Wednesday, Feb. 15. You can find this application on your MyUNIverse Web page or the scholarship link from the COE homepage at http://www.uni.edu/coe/ Please follow all directions on the online application pages. Any late or incomplete files will not be considered.

 
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

 

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.

 
TEACHING WORKSHOP:

Attention future teachers. A "Romeo and Juliet" workshop will be offered Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., at AEA 267. In this workshop, participants will learn ways to engage students with differing abilities and various learning styles in discovering the meaning in Shakespeare’s text. To register, call 3-3679 or e-mail Amy.hunzelman@uni.edu

 

 


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