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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

NEWS

PRESIDENT KOOB DECIDES NOT TO TAKE REGENTS' JOB:

President Koob has decided not to join the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, as a senior adviser for educational policy, as announced last fall. In a letter to BOR President Michael Gartner, President Koob said in part, "Regrettably, despite rising state revenues, it now seems assured that Regents' funding will fall below increases in mandatory expenses for the sixth fiscal year in a row. At UNI, we face a minimum of a $2.7-million deficit when comparing our best-case scenario for income versus our obligations for employee salaries and sharply rising benefit and utility costs. Under such circumstances, I cannot be comfortable asking the university to cover my salary in support of a developmental leave. Therefore, I am withdrawing my request for such a leave and will take a leave without pay instead." President Koob plans to return to his residence in California for the coming year. For information about the UNI presidential search process, see http://www.uni.edu/presidentialsearch/

 

CAMPUS CONVERSATION - FEB. 17:

All UNI employees are invited to participate in a continuation of the Campus Conversation begun last year about making UNI an even better place to work. President Koob will host a town hall meeting and task forces will share their progress and invite feedback. Two duplicate sessions will be offered -- 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. -- in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/conversation/

 

ATHLETIC CLUB ANNOUNCES NEW NAME:

The UNI Athletic Club has changed its name to the Panther Scholarship Club to better communicate its purpose of providing scholarship dollars to student athletes. The name change coincides with the Cedar Valley kick-off of the $1 million fund drive for the Panther Scholarship Club. More information can be found at http://www.unipanthers.com/psc or call Kelly at 3-2471.

 
STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARDS:

Would you like the opportunity to recognize student leaders, advisers 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.

 

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

 

PREXY'S OPEN LONGER HOURS:

Avanti and grab-n-go at Prexy's in Maucker Union are extending service hours to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Beverages, Avanti hot specialties, chilled salads and fresh desserts will be available at this time. During the initial trial period, feedback about the service will be appreciated.

 
LA COCINA DE HOMBRE MEXICANO:

Wasabi at Maucker Union now features an authentic Mexican food menu designed by UNI's Roman Osuna. The entrees will be served on Mondays. The Tamale Dinner features two chicken or beef tamales, Spanish rice, beans and one chicken or beef empanada for $4.99. Dinner items also are available a la cart.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

WHAT'S NEW IN WebCT CE6 WORKSHOP:

The WebCT Administrators are announcing the arrival of WebCT Campus Edition 6 (CE6). WebCT CE6 will greatly enhance the capabilities for instructors and students by providing many new features and improvements to the current WebCT tool set. To learn more, attend one of our workshops on Feb. 24, from 9 to 10 a.m., or from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the CET. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 3-2309 to register.

 
JOB OPENINGS:

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

 

TIAA-CREF SEMINAR:

TIAA-CREF will present a financial-education seminar, "Five Habits of Highly Successful 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.

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:

Beginning in March, the UNI Chapter of Habitat for Humanity will commence construction on a new home to be located in the College Hill neighborhood. A groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2423 Walnut St. in Cedar Falls. If you or any organization you are involved with would like to participate in this project, contact Steve Moon at steve.moon@uni.edu or 3-6813 or visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/habitat/

 

ASPIRE VOLUNTEERS:

ASPIRE TRP offers a unique therapy through various horseback-riding techniques to individuals with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. Volunteers are needed for grant writing, fundraising, data entry and barn assistants. Evening classes start in April and will require volunteer leaders and side walkers. To find out how you can make a difference in someone's life, visit VolunteerUNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 
NAMI VOLUNTEERS WANTED:

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is seeking volunteers to co-facilitate support groups and educational classes. Volunteers will be trained and will assist with programs both at UNI and in Waterloo. If you can be empathetic with families and persons with mental illness, visit VolunteerUNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs for more information.

 
YWCA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

The Waterloo YWCA is seeking volunteers for two programs: Women's Wellness and Latino Moms. Women's Wellness focuses on health education and empowerment and is held on Tuesday evenings, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Latino Moms is a program dedicated to developing English skills and is held evenings, twice each week. For more information, visit VolunteerUNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 
UP WITH FAMILIES:

Up With Families is an annual program designed for families and children with special needs. This event will take place Saturday, March 4, and Sunday, March 5, at the Red Fox Inn in Waverly. Volunteers are needed for various shifts throughout the weekend for fun and games with children with special needs and their siblings. For more information, visit Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 
THEATRE UNI VOLUNTEERS:

Theatre UNI is seeking volunteer ushers for the upcoming performances of the opera comedies, "La Serva Padrona" and "Gianni Schicchi," at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Performances are Feb. 23, 25 and March 3 at 7:30 p.m. and March 5 at 2 p.m. Ushers receive a free ticket for their service. For more information, call 3-6381.

 

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

APPALACHIAN TRAIL BACKPACKING:

The trip will be March 11 through 19. The cost is $300 for univerisity associates and $325 for guests. The pre-trip meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 5 p.m., in WRC 174. Limited to 10 people. The trail winds more than 2,100 miles from Maine to Georgia. We will backpack for approximately 40 miles over a 5-day period through the rugged Deep South, camping along the way. No experience necessary.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

FACULTY RECITAL:

Darin Achilles, trombone, offers a program showcasing 20th-century repertoire for trombone Wednesday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

TALLCORN JAZZ FESTIVAL:

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17 and 18, high school jazz ensembles will participate in a marathon of jazz clinics and two performances in GBPAC Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. each day. General admission charge is $10. Youth and senior citizen tickets are $5. For tickets call 3-7469(SHOW). Phi Mu Alpha and Christopher Merz, coordinators.

 
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.

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Singer/songwriter SONiA will perform Monday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 
ROCK THE HOUSE:

UNI PRSSA, in partnership with the UNI Chapter of Habitat for Humanity and the Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity, is hosting a concert, Rock the House '06, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Lang Auditorium. The concert will feature local bands, StableDaze and Barefoot Compadres. Speakers from UNI and the Waterloo/Cedar Falls community will also be featured throughout the performances. The concert is being held to create awareness for Habitat for Humanity throughout the UNI campus. Prizes will be given. Admission is free.

EVENTS

RUSSIAN FILM VIEWING:

Join Russian classes and the Russian Club in viewing "Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears," Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. in SRL Room 115. The film is in Russian with English subtitles. This classic, Russian romantic comedy follows the lives of three young women, who come to Moscow in the late 1950s to seek husbands and a better life. We return to their lives 20 years later; the three are still friends but have lost some of the idealism of their youth, until things change and love triumphs.

 
GRADUATE FACULTY BROWN BAG LECTURE:

Kevin Finn, associate professor of HPELS, will lecture on "Preventing Childhood Obesity: It starts sooner than you might think" Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the College Eye Room in Maucker Union from noon to 1 p.m. This forum, which allows graduate faculty to gather and interact, is sponsored by the Graduate College. Bring your lunch; refreshments will be provided.

 
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

 

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.

 

DIVERSITY-COMMITTEE HEARINGS:

The CTE Diversity Committee is holding hearings to gather information relevant to the preparation of teachers for diversity. Thursday, Feb. 16, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m, in CME Room 109. The hearings will feature representatives from Waterloo Schools, John Deere and the College of Education. Faculty and students welcome. Contact professor Catherine Miller, miller@uni.edu or 3-2935.

 
THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT:

This week's Thursdaze movie night presents "Jarhead," Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom.

 

THEATER AUDITIONS:

Auditions for "Bible Beater/Bra Burner" will be Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m., and Friday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. The show explores the Christian and feminist identities of 15 women in eastern Iowa. UNI Interpreters Theatre, Lang 40. Production runs April 20-22. No prior performance experience necessary. Copies of the play are on reserve at Rod Library. For more information, e-mail jfreitag@uni.edu Contains material not suitable for all audiences.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

UNI wrestling will take on both the South Dakota State Jackrabbits and the Northern Colorado Bears in the West Gym Friday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m.

UNI wrestling vs. North Dakota State Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m., in the West Gym.

UNI men's basketball vs. Bucknell in the UNI-Dome Saturday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. The game is a part of BracketBustersand will be broadcast live on ESPN2.

UNI men's/women's track & field will host the UNI-Dome Open in the UNI-Dome on Friday, Feb. 17. The field events start at 2 p.m. and the running events begin at 4 p.m.

 
NO SHAME THEATRE:

Friday, Feb. 17, 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.

 
SILO SUMMIT:

Silo Summit Ice Climbing Competition will be Saturday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m., at the Budlong Farm (located 5 miles west of the Dome on 27th Street and one-half mile south on Butler Road). Collegiate ice climbers from up to 10 universities will compete. Admission is free. The event was rescheduled from Feb. 4.

 
CAPOEIRA EVENT- BLACK HISTORY MONTH:

"Capoeira: Afro-Brazilian Fight for Freedom." Come watch and/or participate in Capoeira worskhops on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18 and 19, in the WRC dance room, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be several renowned Capoeira masters visiting from across the United States. For more information, visit http://www.brazilianmartialarts.org

 
SIGMA XI SEMINAR:

"How Nanomaterials Will Speed Up Computers, Strengthen Bridges, Cure Cancer and Reduce the Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles," will be presented by Diandra L. Leslie-Pelecky, of the Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Monday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m., SRL 115. Free and open to the public.

 
LAST LECTURE SERIES:

The next lecture is by Kamyar Enshayan who will present, "Becoming Native to Iowa," Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m., in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B. The Last Lecture Series features faculty presenting a lecture as it were their last. Beverages and snacks provided.

 
WHITE RIBBON DAY EVENT - LECTURE:

"Beyond 'But We Were Both Drinking!': The Ethics of Sexual Consent," will be presented by Harry Brod, philosophy and religion, 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.

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

AIFS PROMOTIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS:

For more information about these opportunities, see http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/420.html

 

NISG REGENTS DAY:

Regents Day in Des Moines is Wednesday, Feb. 15. NISG invites you to the capital to lobby for keeping tuition low. We will leave from Maucker Union at 8:30 a.m. and return about 6 p.m. If you are interested, call 3-2650 or NISG@uni.edu

 

TRIP TO MALL OF AMERICA:

Looking to get out of town? Sign up for the Mall of America bus trip Saturday, Feb. 25. Cost is $5 for UNI students and $10 on non-students. Bus leaves at 7 a.m. from in front of UBS and will return at approximately 9 p.m. Sign up at the Student Involvement & Activities Center in Maucker Union. For more information, call 273-2683.

 
JOIN CAB:

Are you interested in event planning and making a difference on campus? If so, apply now to be a part of 2006-07 Campus Activities Board (CAB). Applications are available at the Student Involvement & Activities Center or online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/cab Applications are due Friday, Feb. 24.

 

CAREER PEERS:

Looking for exciting and educational workshops for the student organization or residence hall that you advise? Career Peers (peer advisors) are available to provide 30-minute workshops on resume writing, resume critiques or interviewing at your next meeting. Help your students prepare for the Job & Internship Fair on March 1, graduation and the job search. Contact Becky Meyer at 3-6857 or becky.meyer@uni.edu to schedule a workshop.

 
MORE FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS FOR CREDIT:

During the week of Feb. 20, ITS-Educational Technology is offering two additional sections of both the Creating Web Pages credit series and the Managing Microsoft Office credit series. For complete details about these workshops, visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/credit.html or call 3-2309.

 

WORKSHOP FOR FUTURE TEACHERS:

Teacher workshop offered, "Physical Problem Solving: Math Dance" on Monday, Feb. 27, from 4:30 to 7:45 p.m., at AEA 267. Participants learn how to engage students in physical problem solving using creative movement that develops their understanding of mathematical concepts. To register, call 3-3679 or e-mail amy.hunzelman@uni.edu

 
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.

 

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