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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

NEWS

W2 FAQs:

To assist faculty, staff and students with questions regarding the information reported on their W-2 for 2005, Payroll has prepared Frequently Asked Questions. These FAQs can be accessed on the Office of Business Operations' Web page at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo Specific questions not addressed in the FAQs can be directed to payroll staff at 3-6425 or 3-2656.

 
PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH UPDATE:

The Campus Committee for the Presidential Search appreciates the feedback from the campus community regarding the essential qualities of UNI's next president. An "Essential Qualities" document based on that feedback has been added to the search Web site, as well as additional calendar items. Visit http://www.uni.edu/presidentialsearch for updates on the search process.

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:

Keith Saunders, UNI state relations officer, Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will deliver a legislative update Friday, Feb. 24, at noon in CBB, Room 319. He will give an update regarding the development of the FY '07 state budget and other major legislative bills pertinent to UNI. He will be available for questions. For more information, contact Stacey Christensen at 3-3170.

 
"FOUR HIRE!" FINALISTS:

The "Four Hire!" program is a new annual competition designed by the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Young Professionals Connection (YPC) to retain Iowa college graduates for job opportunities in the Des Moines metro area. Eight of the 12 "Four Hire!" candidates have been selected to compete in the second "Four Hire!" challenge on Friday, Feb. 24. Two of the eight finalists are from UNI: Tarek Fahmy, business management and Lucas Casey, public administration. For more information, visit http://www.fourhiredm.com

 

UNI EARTH DAY CELEBRATION:

The UNI Earth Day Celebration will be Tuesday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Maucker Union. Any campus individuals or organizations that would like to participate by providing a tabletop display, activity or other educational materials should contact Michaela Rich, RRTTC, at 3-3689 or michaela.rich@uni.edu

 

DONATE TO SIFE:

Students in Free Enterprise needs $300 to compete in this year’s competition. To raise funds, SIFE is sponsoring a Phone Raiser: Donate old cell phones or ink cartridges to be recycled. Drop them off in the University Apartments Office at 3900 Jennings Drive between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phones will be collected until March 3. For more information, e-mail jasmin@uni.edu

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

GILCHRIST FIRE RECOVERY PROGRAM:

The Allen Employee Assistance Program (EAP) will host a program for those employees affected by the fire in Gilchrist Hall this fall. Topic areas will include identifying and validating loss, stages of grief and making change easier. Employees are encouraged to attend one session on Tuesday, March 7, at 8:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. in Old Central Ballroom A of Maucker Union. A separate session will be available for deans, department heads and supervisors Thursday, March 9, at 8:30 a.m. in the State College Room, Maucker Union. Sessions will be one hour. For more information, contact Deedra Dahlager at 3-7162.

 
WHAT'S NEW IN WebCT CE6 WORKSHOP:

The WebCT Administrators are announcing the arrival of WebCT Campus Edition 6 (CE6). WebCT CE6 will 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 the 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.

 
HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

From 4 to 6 p.m. on March 1 in CBB 323, a workshop will teach you how to write an effective business plan. Advance registration required. Contact katherine.cota@uni.edu or 3-7350. More information available at http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm

 

GRANT SEEKING AND WRITING TIPS:

The Office of Sponsored Programs announces that the second in a monthly series of Brown Bag Lunches will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, from noon to 1 p.m., in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B. The topic will be "Your Every Research Wish Granted: Writing a Successful Proposal." RSVP to 3-3217 or to osp@uni.edu

 

LOAN SERVICE TO BEGIN:

The Rod Library Interlibrary Loan Service now offers electronic delivery for incoming electronic photocopy requests when available. For more information see http://www.library.uni.edu/access/ill/edelivery.shtml

 

PERFORMING ARTS

NU HIGH JAZZ CONCERT:

The NU Music Department will present its first-ever jazz concert at the Lampost Theatre, 204 W. Seerley Blvd., on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. Both the middle and high school jazz bands will perform, conducted by J. Dusty Johnson. Admission is free and open to the public.

 
SIR JAMES GALWAY AND THE POLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AT GBPAC:

Sir James Galway will perform Friday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Galway is regarded as both a supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire and a consummate entertainer whose appeal crosses all musical boundaries. Join us before the show for The Marshalltown Men’s Chorus performance of a variety of music selections. The Curtain Talk begins at 6:45 p.m. with Amy Hunzelman.

 

OFF-HUDSON PLAY READIING:

Theatre UNI will present an Off-Hudson Play Reading of "The Exonerated," the story of six wrongfully convicted survivors of death row in their own words Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in CAC Room 108. Directed by Jay Edelnant. Admission is free. http://www.theatreuni.com

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The Pines will perform Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. The Pines received favorable reviews in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, City Pages, Pulse, and The Onion and have begun to headline clubs in the area. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 
GUEST RECITAL - TROMBONES OF COSTA RICA:

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

 

BRAD PAISLEY CONCERT:

Brad Paisley, Sara Evans and special guest Billy Currington will perform at the UNI-Dome Saturday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $37.50 and will be available online at http://www.ticketmaster.com Charge by phone at (319) 363-1888 or UNI-DOME Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations. All tickets subject to convienence and/or handling fee. Date(s)/act(s) subject to change.

 

EVENTS

RUSSIAN FILM VIEWING:

Join Russian classes in viewing "The Return" Tuesday, Feb. 21, in SRL 115 at 8 p.m. The film is in Russian with English subtitles. Directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev. "The Return" is a drama, a mystery, a thriller, a psychological portrait and a beautifully filmed ode to life.

 
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.

 
PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The UNI men's basketball team will face Bradley in the UNI-Dome, Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7:35 p.m.

The UNI women's tennis team will face Chicago State at the Black Hawk Tennis Club in Waterloo, Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m.

The UNI women's tennis team will take on Eastern Illinois at the Black Hawk Tennis Club in Waterloo, Saturday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m.

The UNI women's tennis team will play Northern Illinois at the Black Hawk Tennis Club in Waterloo, Sunday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m.

The UNI women's tennis team will also challenge the South Dakota State Jackrabbits at the Black Hawk Tennis Club in Waterloo, Sunday, Feb. 26 at 1 p.m.

The UNI women's basketball team will battle Missouri State in the West Gym, Friday, Feb. 24, at 7:05 p.m.

The UNI women's basketball team will play its final game in the West Gym Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2:05 p.m. against Wichita State.

 

ART LECTURE RESCHEDULED:

An artist's lecture by African-American architect Mitchell Squire has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 in the art auditorium of the KAB. It was rescheduled due to last week's bad weather.

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 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.

 
THURSDAZE WESTERN NIGHT:

This week's Thursdaze events include: Mechanical bulls, 8 p.m. to midnight; country dance lessons at 9 p.m.; and bandana making at 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, Maucker Union.

 

MVC INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS:

The University of Northern Iowa will host the 2006 Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships on Feb. 24 and 25. The championships will take place in the UNI-Dome beginning Friday, Feb. 24 at 10:45 a.m. with the heptathlon/pentathlon. The final event on Friday is scheduled to start at 8:15 p.m. with the women's distance medley final, followed by the men's distance medley final at 8:35 p.m. The championships continue on Saturday at 10 a.m. Saturday's final event will begin at 3:20 p.m. with the women's 4x400 relay, followed by the men's 4x400 relay at 3:30 p.m. For tickets, call the UNI-Dome ticket office at 3-DOME.

 

ETHNIC MINORITIES IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM DISCUSSION:

A panel will discuss the disproportionate number of minorities incarcerated in Iowa at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in Commons Ballroom. Panel members include UNI's R. Allen Hays, political science; Christopher W. Mullins, criminology; Robert Smith, Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors; and the Rev. Belinda Creighton-Smith, pastor at Faith Temple Baptist Church in Waterloo. Free event.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Raymond Anderson, of the Iowa Geologic Survey, will present "The Mid-Continent Rift System in Iowa," at 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27, in Latham Hall, Room 125. The Mid-Continent Rift System is a failed rupture of the continent extending from eastern Lake Superior to Oklahoma that developed about 1.1 billion years ago as an ancient mountain system was forming in eastern North America. It resulted in copper deposits and rocks, which today might contain oil. The talk will not be overly technical, and everyone is welcome.

 

DATE CORRECTION FOR LAST LECTURE SERIES:

The next lecture is by Kamyar Enshayan who will present, "Becoming Native to Iowa" Tuesday, Feb. 28, 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.

 
ASIAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Evelyn Hu-DeHart will speak at the CME 109 in Maucker Union at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23. Hu-DeHart, a Brown University professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, will speak on "Women and Leadership: A View from Asia, Latin America and Africa." For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

SPRING JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR:

Wednesday, March 1, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m., Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Eighty employers will visit with UNI students/alumni about internships and full-time jobs. Some will schedule for the Interview Day on Thursday, March 2. For fair information, employers and majors the employers are seeking, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/events/jobinternship/fair2006.htm

 
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 for 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 3-2683.

 
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

 
JOIN CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD:

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 in Maucker Union or online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/cab Applications are due Friday, Feb. 24.

 
CME MAY TRIP REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

Don’t miss early registration for the annual May trip from May 11-14, sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education. This year’s trip is along the Trail of Tears in Tahlaquah and Muskogee, Okla. April 15 is the early registration deadline. Student fees are $50, and staff/faculty/community fees are $100. Download registration forms at http://www.uni.edu/cme or call 3-2250. Fees include two nights lodging and coach-bus transportation.

 
COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS' IOWA CONFERENCE:

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

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

LUNCHEON VOLUNTEERS:

Ten volunteers are needed for preparing materials that will be distributed during the Go Red For Women Lunch. Nearly 600 participants will attend the GRFW luncheon, featuring guest speaker Sharonne Hayes of the Mayo Clinic. Volunteering will take place Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Allen Hospital, meeting room #1. Visit Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs for more information.

 

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