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Thursday, February 9, 2006

NEWS

UNI BUDGET UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT KOOB:

See President Koob's message to the campus about the upcoming budget at

http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/418.html

 
STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARDS:

Would you like the opportunity to recognize student leaders, advisors and student organizations across campus? Consider nominating individuals or organizations for Student Leadership Awards. Visit http://www.uni.edu/maucker to print out the nomination forms. Nominations are due Friday, March 3, to the Student Involvement & Activities Center in Maucker Union. The awards ceremony will be held Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m. in Maucker Union. For more information, contact 3-2683.

 

STUDENT EMPLOYEE NOMINATIONS:

Now accepting nominations. Supervisors, nominate your student employees for the 2005-2006 UNI Student Employee of the Year. View eligibility criteria and print a nomination form by clicking on the link at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/news/EmployeeofYearnominationform.pdf

 

LUX SERVICE AWARD NOMINATIONS:

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2006 Lux Service Award. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students who have demonstrated outstanding service to UNI. Students with 90 or more credit hours, including graduating seniors, qualify for the award. Visit http://www.unialum.org/lux for complete award requirements and an online nomination form. Nominations must be received by Feb. 10. Direct questions to Jennifer Noehl at 3-6409.

 

SEALED BID AUCTION:

UNI is holding a sealed bid auction now through Friday, Feb. 17. Four items are available for sale and can be seen at Warehouse 1 at 2412 West 27th St., west of the UNI-Dome during store sale hours (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays) or by appointment. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/419.html

 

VALENTINE COOKIE DEADLINE:

Valentine cookies can still be ordered today and tomorrow. 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

 
ESSENTIALS VALENTINES GIFTS:

Valentines gifts are available at Essentials in Maucker Union including greeting cards, stuffed animals, Gel Gems, candles, soaps, new UNI clothing and more. Personalized gift bags and balloon bouquets in any size are available. Order early for pick-up by calling 3-3743 or 3-3762.

 

FACULTY AND STAFF NIGHT AT WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

UNI Athletics would like to extend a special offer to UNI faculty and staff to see the UNI women’s basketball team play one of its last home games in the West Gym. This special offer is good for two free tickets to the UNI vs. Missouri State game on Friday, Feb. 24, at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are available through the the UNI-Dome Ticket Office with a valid faculty/staff I.D. For more information, visit http://www.fansonly.com/photos/schools/niwa/sports/w-baskbl/auto_pdf/facultystaffnight06wbb.pdf

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

JOB OPENINGS:

Vacancies at the P&S level include area coordinator/university apartments and suites, head women’s soccer coach and assistant football coach. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

PRICE LAB TEACHER INSITUTE:

The Eighth Price Lab Teacher Institute will take place Friday, Feb. 17, with hourly sessions running from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Teacher Institute is designed for teacher education students in all areas, and has served almost 2,000 teacher-education students to date. Information about sessions and registration is available at http://www.pls.uni.edu Price Lab School is located at 1901 Campus St.

 

TIAA-CREF SEMINAR:

TIAA-CREF will present a financial education seminar, "Five Habits of Highly Sucessful Investors," Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 5 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 22, at noon. Both seminars will be in Lang 115 and last approximately 50 to 60 minutes. Because seating will be limited, register online at http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 866-842-2977, extension 7010.

 

RESERVE StudioIT:

ITS-Educational Technology is taking reservations for spring 2006 classes. Located in Lang 245, the Studio for Innovative Teaching (StudioIT) is an interactive classroom equipped with a touch screen SMART Board, 20 Gateway wireless laptops and a video-conferencing unit. ITS Educational Technology offers the use of StudioIT at no charge to UNI faculty for classroom instruction. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/studioit for more information.

 
MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR SEMINAR:

Join other UNI managers and supervisors to learn how insights about Personality Type ® can help you lead more effectively. A Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Seminar will take place Wednesday, March 1, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., in CME 109. To register, call Robin or Katie at 3-3536.

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

FUND DRIVE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

KHKE Classical Public Radio 89.5 FM needs volunteers for its upcoming on-air fund drive Feb. 20 through Feb. 24. Volunteering at KUNI/KHKE gives you the opportunity to meet on-air personalities, behind-the-scenes staffers and other KUNI/KHKE supporters like yourself. Contact KUNI/KHKE Membership Manager Angela Vezdos at 3-6336 to volunteer. For more information, visit http://www.kuniradio.org/volunteers.htm

 

LIGHTED SCHOOL HOUSE PROGRAM:

Volunteer now through May to plan and conduct weekly health activities for elementary students and their parents through the Lighted School House program. Need commitment of one day a week for about one hour, now through May. Program runs Tuesday and/or Thursday evening at either 6:15 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit VolunteerUNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILES (BCP):

Blood is drawn to test for 23 components including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, blood sugar, iron, etc. on 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.

 

EXERCISE ADHERENCE:

If you struggle with exercise adherence or are just not sure what to do, then a personal trainer is the answer. Your personal trainer will design a program with your specific goals in mind, motivate you and educate you. Contact Kristy.Leen@uni.edu or 3-7167. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/PT/index.html

 
HEALTH BEAT LOCKER SERVICES:

Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus every day? Health Beat lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year). Sign up today. Ask a fitness supervisor at HB, or contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu

 
FRIDAY MASSAGE:

Massages by a licensed-massage therapist will now be offered on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the WRC beginning Friday, Feb. 10. Massages are also offered Monday through Thursday. The cost is $10 for 15 minutes. Call 3-6119 to schedule an appointment today.

 

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP):

UNI employees who qualify for insurance benefits, as well as their immediate, dependent family members, are eligible for six free counseling sessions through Allen Hospital. Utilization by UNI faculty and staff remains strong and client satisfaction surveys have been positive. To make a confidential appointment, call 235-3550. For more information, call Deedra Dahlager, UNI’s EAP liaison, at 3-7162.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

THE BLACK WATCH AT THE GBPAC:

Sunday, Feb. 12, 3 p.m. Since its early beginnings, this band has toured extensively and brought the pomp and pageantry of British life to the far corners of the world. The Clauddaugh Dancers return to the lobby for their third-straight year. Enjoy the preshow party with a hot toddy and a lunch for $7: Large New York turkey club wrap, Texas pasta salad, red grapes, grasshopper cake and non-alcoholic beverages. Call the box office to preorder your meal. The Curtain Talk will begin at 2:15 p.m. with Rod Chesnutt, director of UNI Symphonic and Marching Bands.

 

FACULTY JAZZ DUO RECITAL:

Robert Washut, piano, and Christopher Merz, saxophone, will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Hearst Center for the Arts.

 
KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

On Monday, Feb. 13, blues man Bryce Janey will perform in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC at 7 p.m. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

SYMPHONY PERFORMANCE:

The W-CF Symphony will present the family concert "Toon Tunes & Cartoon Capers" Sunday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. at the GBPAC. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. The symphony's instrument petting zoo will be set up in the lobby before the performance.

 

BEN FOLDS IN CONCERT:

See Ben Folds live in concert in UNI's West Gym Wednesday, March 8, at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Monday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. Admission is $16.50 for UNI students and $22.50 for the general public. Purchase tickets at the UNI-Dome Ticket Office, online at http://tickets.uni.edu, or by calling 3-DOME. Tickets also will be on sale in Maucker Union Monday, Feb. 13, through Wednesday, Feb. 15, beginning at 10 a.m. each day.

 

EVENTS

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The UNI women's tennis team will begin its spring season with a match against Western Illinois Friday, Feb. 10, at 5 p.m. at the Black Hawk Tennis Club, Waterloo.

The UNI men's basketball team will take on the Missouri State Bears in the UNI-Dome Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7:05 p.m.

The UNI women's tennis team will take on Wisconsin-Green Bay Saturday, Feb. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Black Hawk Tennis Club, Waterloo.

The UNI women's tennis team will take on Wisconsin-Milwaukee Sunday, Feb. 12, noon at the Black Hawk Tennis Club, Waterloo.

The UNI wrestling team will battle the Missouri Tigers in the West Gym Monday, Feb. 13, at 5 p.m.

 
SUPPORT OUR STUDENT ATHLETES:

Athletic club members and those interested in becoming members are invited to the UNI Athletic Club Annual Membership Renewal Carnival Saturday, Feb. 11, 4:30 p.m. on the UNI-Dome floor. Family fun includes interaction with coaches and student athletes. Food and games will be offered. Current members can use the coupon sent in the winter benefits package for a buy-one-get-one free offer. For more information, contact Kelly Bockenstedt at 3-2471 or kelly.bockenstedt@uni.edu

 
ART EXHIBITION:

"Mitchell Squire Storied Toy: the Emotional and Imaginative Relationship Between a Boy and His Toys (plus a few other things)" African-American architect and artist Mitchell Squire is an assistant professor of architecture at Iowa State University whose work and writings focus on architecture and culture. The opening reception will be Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m., followed by "Under Our Feet," a performance featuring Squire, Rachel Norgaard and Theaster Gates, Jr. An artist’s lecture will take place Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. in KAB 111.

 
THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT:

Come out for this week's movie, "Rent." Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m., in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom.

 
EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Michael Roth, associate professor of physics, will present "Planetary Ring and Satellite Formation," Monday, Feb. 13, at 4 p.m. in 125 Latham. Roth uses computer simulations of planetary collisions to study the dynamics of this process, giving us a better understanding of how these features came to be. All are welcome. Free pizza follows the talk.

 
CAMP & RECREATION FAIR:

Looking for adventure and a summer job? Stop by the UNI Camp and Recreation Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the WRC North Gym. Fifty organizations from across the United States will recruit summer employees. Sponsored by UNI Academic Advising & Career Services. Check out the list of recruiting organizations at: http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/events/camprecfair/camporgs2005.htm

 

MALCOLM X FILM SERIES:

The Malcolm X film fest continues at the CME on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in 109 MAU. "The Black Americans of Achievement: Malcolm X," will show every half-hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At 7 p.m., "Malcolm X: The Movie," will show. Relax on body pillows along with free refreshments.

 

EYE-HEALTH LECTURE:

UNI Museums and Project InSight partners present "Health and Physical Issues," at the Cedar Falls Community Center, 528 Main St., Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m. Mark Wilkinson, O.D., UI Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, will examine important eye-health issues. A question-answer session will follow the lecture. Noon meal is offered: under 60, $5.20; over 60, free-will donation. RSVP for lunch only to 277-1900 by noon, Feb. 14.

 

WHITE RIBBON DAY EVENT - LECTURE:

"Beyond 'But We Were Both Drinking!': The Ethics of Sexual Consent," will be presented by Professor Harry Brod, Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B. Sponsored by White Ribbon Campaign of men against violence against women, Phoenix Center, Philosophy and Religion Department Forum, Department of Political Science.

 

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Join numerous invited speakers for a panel discussion, as they speak about "The State of Black America" in the Lang Hall Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Invited guests include Calvin Phillips, Elwood Thompson, Scharron Clayton, John Baskervilles and Telisa Burt.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER :

Award-winning journalist, George E. Curry, will speak in the Great Hall of the GBPAC on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. Curry, who will speak about "Creating Black History for Tomorrow," is editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service and BlackPressUSA.com. Visit http://www.georgecurry.com for more details about Curry.

 
CME OPEN HOUSE:

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

 

THE TOURNÉES FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL:

Festival continues with "10th District Court: Moments of Trial," a look inside a real French courtroom, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in 102 Sabin Hall. Films in this series are in French (with additional languages) with English subtitles. Free and open to the public. More information at http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/2006_Tournee_Films_UNI.htm

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

STUDY ABROAD OPEN HOUSE:

The open house is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Hemisphere Lounge (behind Chats in Maucker Union). There will be sweets, refreshments and door prizes. It will feature a variety of exhibits and materials about international opportunities for UNI undergraduate and graduate students in more than 30 countries. Program coordinators and study abroad veterans will be available to answer questions and share their experiences. Contact Yana Cornish yana.cornish@uni.edu or 3-7078.

 

STUDENT MENTOR APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE:

Applications are now being accepted for student mentors for the 2006-07 academic year and are due Friday, March 24 at 5 p.m. The G.P.S. (Gaining Panther Success) Mentor Program is designed to help new minority students make a successful transition to UNI, to help reduce social and cultural isolation and to ehance academic and personal growth. Mentors are compensated at $7.50 an hour and work an average of 16 to 22 hours per month. Forms and more information can be picked up at the CME or downloaded from http://www.uni.edu/cme

 

UNI CLASS RINGS AVAILABLE:

The UNI Alumni Association is taking orders for UNI class rings. Recognized by NISG as an official symbol of UNI, it is available to undergraduates who have achieved junior standing, graduate students with a minimum of 18 credit hours, and alumni. For more information, visit http://www.unialum.org/proserv/ring/ Ordering days are Feb. 14 through 16 in Maucker Union, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 
AACS-PAIR APPLICANTS:

Academic Advising & Career Services is looking for undergraduate students with strong interpersonal skills and concern for others for the 2006 - 2007 PAIR staff. PAIRs are trained to provide major exploration tips, peer advising and referrals, scheduling assistance, and academic skill-building resources through AACS and in the residence halls. Additional information and applications are available at http://www.uni.edu/acs, our office in 111G Maucker Union, through any current PAIR or michele.peck@uni.edu Applications are due Monday, Feb. 20.

 


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