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Thursday, February 16, 2006

NEWS

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/

 

TICKETS FOR MVC MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT:

The designated UNI seats for the men's Missouri Valley Conference tournament are sold out. Tournament tickets are still available. Call the MVC office at (314) 421-0339 or Ticketmaster St. Louis at (314) 241-1888. Fans can ask to be seated near the UNI fan block.

 

ROD LIBRARY SERIALS REVIEW PROJECT:

For additional information about the Serials Review Project announced Feb. 13, consult the project Web site accessible from the Library’s main Web page at http://www.library.uni.edu/

 
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 kickoff 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.

 
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

LOAN SERVICE TO BEGIN:

Beginning Feb. 20, the Rod Library Interlibrary Loan Service will offer electronic delivery for incoming electronic photocopy requests when available. For more information see http://www.library.uni.edu/access/ill/edelivery.shtml

 

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 five-day period through the rugged Deep South, camping along the way. No experience necessary.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

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.

 
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 two 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.

 

GUEST RECITAL - TROMBONES OF COSTA RICA:

Wednesday, Feb. 22, GBPAC Davis Hall, 8 p.m. The ensemble is directed by Alejandro Gutiérrez.

 

OPERA COMEDIES AT STRAYER-WOOD:

Theatre UNI and the School of Music will present a double bill of opera comedy, "La Serva Padrona" and "Gianni Schicchi" Feb. 23, 25 and March 3, at 7:30 p.m. and March 5, at 2 p.m., at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for youth and free for UNI students. For tickets, call 3-6381. For synopses of the shows, cast list and samples of the music, visit http://www.theatreuni.com

 

EVENTS

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. in UNI Interpreters Theatre, Lang 40. The show explores the Christian and feminist identities of 15 women in eastern Iowa. 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 BracketBusters and 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.

 
LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC FORUM:

A Legislative Public Forum will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at AEA 267, 3712 Cedar Heights Dr. in Cedar Falls. The public is invited to hear remarks from area legislators. UNI faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend this forum and voice support for funding public higher education. Barry Wilson, associate professor, UNI College of Education, is the forum moderator.

 
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. in Cedar Falls.

 
SILO SUMMIT ICE CLIMBING:

Silo Summit Ice Climbing Competition will be Saturday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m., at the Budlong Farm (located five 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 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18 and 19, in the WRC dance room. There will be several renowned Capoeira masters visiting from across the United States. For more information, visit http://www.brazilianmartialarts.org

 
CORRECT DATE FOR STATE OF BLACK AMERICA PANEL DISCUSSION:

A panel will discuss "How has the state of Black America changed since the Civil Rights Movement?" Monday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in Lang Hall Auditorium. Speakers include UNI professors and community leaders. http://www.uni.edu/cme

 

VISION-LOSS RESOURCES:

UNI Museums and Project InSight Partners present "Local Resources and Support Groups" at the Waterloo Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20. A select panel will discuss emotional issues related to vision loss and provide information about resources and opportunities available to the visually impaired.

 
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.

 
GUEST CHEF AT PREXY'S:

Have lunch at Wasabi from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, and enjoy the authentic Mexican creations of chef Jesus Bojorquez from the Azteca Milling Company. Azteca is one of the world's largest producers of masa corn flour, used to make tamales and corn tortillas.

 

STATE OF HIP HOP PANEL:

A panel will discuss the current state of Hip Hop Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom C. Panelists will look at music, art, clothing and media influences and what the future holds for this genre. Panel members include Pierre Mvuyekure, associate professor of English, Cherie "Chillin'" Nelson, local poet and spoken-word artist, Tavis Goodson, radio personality on KBOL, and Cassandra Hart, Waterloo Schools teacher.

 
LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP:

"Leaders on Leadership" speakers give personal perspectives from their involvement in a variety of leadership roles on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in SEC Room 247. President Koob will present his reflections on March 2. Check out the full list of speakers and topics at http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers-2006.pdf

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

G.P.S. MENTOR APPLICATIONS:

The CME is accepting applications for G.P.S. mentors. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, March 24. This program is designed to help new minority students make a successful transition to college through mentoring. View the G.P.S. Mentor Program link on http://www.uni.edu/cme for program descriptions and an application.

 

COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS' IOWA CONFERENCE:

Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Iowa Conference 2006, Friday, March 3, is a day of enlightenment and inspiration for students interested in entrepreneurship. Free shuttle to Iowa State. UNI student registrations paid by UNI JPEC. For more information and to register visit http://www.jpec.org/ceic2006.htm

 
AIFS PROMOTIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS:

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

 

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.

 

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

 
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, contact Steve Moon at steve.moon@uni.edu or 3-6813 or visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/habitat/

 

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

 

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