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Thursday, February 23, 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 CANCELLED:

The update scheduled for Friday, Feb. 24 has been cancelled. For budget updates, visit http://www.uni.edu/govrel/

 
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

TIAA-CREF SEMINAR:

TIAA CREF will present "Getting Ready for Retirement" for individuals who are three to five years from retirement. The seminar will be Tuesday, March 7, at noon and Wednesday, March 8, at 5 p.m. Both seminars will be in Lang 115 and last approximately 50 to 60 minutes. Because seating is limited, register online at http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 1-866-842-2977, extension 7010.

 

RESEARCH HELP VIA LIVE CHAT

Rod Library offers live research help via online chat sessions. Hours are Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Thursdays,11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Fridays, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. See "Ask Us" link in the upper left corner of library home page or go to http://www.lib.uni.edu/ris/askchat.shtml Help also is available via e-mail, phone and in person.

 
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 is hosting the second in a monthly series of Brown Bag Lunches 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

 

EVENTS

HEARST LECTURE THIS EVENING:

"Language Differences and the Public Interest," will be the topic for Walt Wolfram in the next lecture in the Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Commons Slife Ballroom. Wolfram is the William C. Friday Distinguished Professor of English Linguistics at North Carolina State University. Wolfram's area of research deals with the application of sociolinguistic information to social and educational problems.  For more information on the Hearst Lecture series, visit  http://www.uni.edu/english/hearst/  or contact Samuel Gladden at 3-5965.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

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 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 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.

 

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.

 

CAN A FETUS FEEL PAIN?:

Dr. Richard Bose, anesthesiologist, will discuss fetal pain along with related scientific and ethical questions regarding abortion at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in SEC 252. Open to UNI students, faculty and the general public.

 

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.

 

THE TOURNÉES FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL:

The film series opens with "Abouna," a film from Chad about an errant father who abandons his wife and sons, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in SRL 115. Films are in French with English subtitles. The films are free and open to the public. More information at http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/2006_Tournee_Films_UNI.htm

 

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.

 

"HOW ABORTION HAS AFFECTED MY LIFE":

Luana Stoltenberg had three abortions. Hear how her choices have changed her life on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. in SEC 252. Abortion experts Ellen Markham and Connie Hardie will share information about side effects that "aren't in the brochure" at the abortion clinic.

 

POWER PLANT DISCUSSION:

A panel of individuals, including Lynn Brant, Linda Laylin, Carrie La Seur, local residents and governement officials, will discuss the proposed new Waterloo power plant. The discussion is from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the CEEE auditorium. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/news/sustainableseries.htm

 

UNI FACULTY PANEL:

UNI faculty Harry Brod, Annette Lynch and Deirdre Heistad will present "How We Live Feminism: Taking Women's and Gender Studies Outside the Classroom," Wednesday, March 1, at noon in Baker 161. Sponsored by Women's Studies.

 

CME LATE NIGHT:

Relax on body pillows and blankets with free pop and popcorn during "Late Night at the CME" Wednesday, March 1, from 9 to 11 p.m. in MAU 109. The film, "If These Walls Could Talk," starring Demi Moore, will explore the moral crisis of three women from different generations as they deal with abortions. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/cme

 
MICHAEL KECK LECTURE:

New York artist and activist Michael Keck will speak with faculty and students about his work with prison inmates and their families. Wednesday, March 1, at 3:30 p.m. in SAB 102. Free event.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

OPERATIC COMEDIES AT STRAYER-WOOD THEATRE:

Theatre UNI and the School of Music will present a double bill of opera comedy, "La Serva Padrona" and Gianni Schicchi" on 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

 
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.

 

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.

 
CHORAL AND PIANO FESTIVALS:

The Choral Invitational Festival and the Northern Iowa Piano Festival will take place Monday, Feb. 27, at 5:30 p.m. in the GBPAC Great Hall. Brad Barrett, Nicole Lamartine and Robin Guy are coordinators.

 
GUEST ARTISTS' RECITAL:

Eugene Gaub, piano, and Nancy McFarland Gaub, violin, will perform Wednesday, March 1, at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall.

 
RAIN AT THE GBPAC:

Cirque Éloize returns to the Cedar Valley with its new production, Rain. Showtimes are Wednesday and Thursday, March 1-2, at 7:30 p.m. Rain's death-defying performers use contortion, trapezes, juggling, acrobatics and aerial rings. Pre-show enertainment starts at 6:15 p.m. with local group the Back Alley Band, desserts and drinks.

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

JIU-JITSU AND CAPOEIRA CLASSES AVAILABLE:

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is a grappling, martial art that focuses on using one’s natural body leverage to obtain dominant control on the ground. The moves seek to neutralize, immobilize and strangle the attacker using the opponent’s strength. Capoeira is a Brazilian Martial Art form which includes sweeps, flips, cartwheels and fast kicks. Capoeira is thought of as a social, educational and personal experience with the possibility of helping people become more culturally aware, physically fit and musically experienced. Both classes are one-credit electives and still open to students. Contact Pedro Zogaib at (319) 290-5384 or pedro.zogaib@uni.edu

 
2006-07 CARVER SCHOLARSHIP:

If you have had to work hard to overcome difficult circumstances to pursue an education, consider applying for the 2006-07 Carver Scholarship. Twenty new recipients will be selected to receive the $5,200 award based on the following criteria: currently enrolled as a sophomore or junior by fall 2006; minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA; U.S. citizen; graduated from an accredited Iowa high school or have been a resident of Iowa for at least five consecutive years prior to application; demonstrate financial need by filing a 2006-07 FAFSA; have overcome challenging social and/or other barriers to attend college full-time. More information available at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/ Applications are available at UNI Enrollment Services/Financial Aid, temporarily located in Maucker Union, lower level, 3-2700. Application deadline is April 1.

 

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.

 
 

 


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