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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

NEWS

UNI COMPUTER-VIRUS UPDATE:

A security breach recently was detected on a laptop computer assigned to the University of Northern Iowa's Office of Business Operations. The computer contained Internal Revenue Service W-2 forms for approximately 6,000 student employees, faculty and staff. See FAQs at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/ See related news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=2132

 

GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES:

Minutes from the Jan. 26 Graduate Council meeting are available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/graduatecouncil/gcminutes.aspx

 

MEATLOAF-TO-GO AT PREXY'S:

This new service includes a 2-pound ground beef loaf, which serves up to five people, and cooking instructions for $3.98. Order by 10 a.m. and pick it up at Prexy’s in Maucker Union by 6:30 p.m. Place your order at Prexy’s or online via e-mail to carolyn.young@uni.edu Available through spring break.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

WebCT CE6 MIGRATION DAY:

ITS-ET staff will assist you in migrating your course from WebCT 4 to CE6 on Friday, March 3, from 9 a.m. to noon, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Allow 20-30 minutes per course during these timeframes. To set up an appointment to migrate your course, please call 3-2309.

 
STROKE RISK SCREENING:

Screenings for plaque buildup of carotids, aortic aneurysm, peripheral vascular disease and osteoporosis will be Friday, March 10, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in WRC 104. Call 1-877-732-8258 (Stroke Detection Plus office) for an appointment. For details visit "Upcoming Events" at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec or call Deedra Dahlager at 3-7162.

 
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.

 
 

EVENTS

PRESENTATION BY CANDIDATE FOR ASSOCIATE VP FOR SPONSORED PROGRAMS:

Jill M. Trainer, candidate for associate vice president for Sponsored Programs, will make a presentation at 3 p.m. followed by a question and answer session on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in 103 MSH. Open to all faculty, staff and students. Trainer is interim associate vice president for Sponsored Programs and professor of biology at UNI.

 

"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. Sponsored by UNI Right to Life. The sponsorship for this event was inadvertently omitted in a previous edition. UNI Online regrets the error.

 

CEEE SUSTAINABILITY SERIES: POWER PLANT DISCUSSION

A panel of individuals, including Lynn Brant, Linda Laylin, Carrie La Seur, local residents and government 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 MOVIE:

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.

 

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. The full list of speakers and topics are at http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers-2006.pdf

 

THE TOURNÉES FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL:

The festival continues with “Viva Laldjerie,” a film about three women in repressive, Muslim, modern Algiers. (Contains adult materials.) Join us Thursday, March 2, 102 Sabin Hall at 7 p.m. Films are in French with English subtitles. Free and open to the public. More info: http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/2006_Tournee_Films_UNI.htm

 
THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT - MARCH 2:

This week's movie is "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free snacks and beverages provided.

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH SPEAKER:

Award-winning writer Joy Castro will read from and talk about "The Truth Book: Escaping a Childhood of Abuse among Jehovah’s Witnesses" Friday, March 3, from noon to 1 p.m. in CBB 109. This reading is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail samuel.gladden@uni.edu

 
NO SHAME THEATRE:

Friday, March 3 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.

 

CROW FORUM:

Brian Roberts, associate professor of history, will present "Jim Crow's Genuine Audience: Blackface Minstrelsy and the Gendering of Working-class Authenticity," Monday, March 6, at noon in Maucker Union, Old Gold Room.

 

LAST LECTURE SERIES:

Joyce Milambiling, associate professor of English Language and Literature, presents "Travel vs. the La-Z-Boy," Tuesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B. The Last Lecture Series features faculty presenting a lecture as if it were their last. Beverages and snacks provided.

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

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.

 
DEAD MAN WALKING:

Directed by Karen Mitchell and written by Tim Robbins, "Dead Man Walking" will be performed March 1- 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang 40. Admission is $3 for UNI students and $6 for the general public. Tickets available at http://www.ticketreturn.com or 273-6391. Discussion with NY artist and activist Michael Keck follows the March 3 performance. Contains material not suitable for all audiences.

 

OFF-HUDSON PLAY READING:

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

 

NORTHERN IOWA STRING FESTIVAL:

Performances will be Friday, March 3, at 4 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall. Julia Trahan is the coordinator.

 
WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY PERFORMANCE:

The W-CF Symphony presents world-acclaimed clarinetist David Shifrin Saturday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. The program will feature works by Copland, Barber, Hindemith, plus Herrmann's eerie Suite for Strings from Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho." Tickets available at 273-SHOW and http://www.wcfsymphony.org

 

HORN CHOIR CONCERT:

Monday, March 6 in GBPAC Davis Hall at 8 p.m. Thomas Tritle, director.

 

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 are $37.50 and are 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.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

UNI CHILD CARE GRANTS:

Sponsored by the UNI Child Care Committee, $1,000 UNI Child Care Grants are available to both undergraduate and graduate students for the 2006-07 academic year. Criteria: Enrolled at least half time as a UNI student working toward a degree or certification, financial need and minimum $500 per semester out-of-pocket child-care expenses. Application instructions are under the Grant section at http://www.uni.edu/finaid Contact UNI Enrollment Services/Financial Aid at 3-2700 or (800) 772-2736 with questions. Deadline is April 1.

 

LEADERSHIP ESSAY CONTEST:

All UNI students are eligible and a $100 prize is awarded to the winner. Deadline is March 9. Submit a 700-word maximum essay on "Should leaders admit mistakes?" See composition directions and evaluation criteria at http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/LeadershipEssay-2006.pdf

 

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 they're seeking, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/events/jobinternship/fair2006.htm

 

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.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

USA WRESTLING AT THE UNI-DOME - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Saturday, April 8, shift A is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; shift B is 2 to 10 p.m. You can work the entire day or work one shift. On Sunday, April 9, the shift is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Sunday, the tournament will wrap up around 3 p.m. Lunch will be served to those working the six-hour day. Volunteer duties include table workers, runners, tappers, scorers, clock timers, tournament runners and bracket station assistants. We need as much help as we can get for this event. Feel free to invite friends and spread the word. If you have any questions or want to schedule a shift, contact Jessi at unidome@uni.edu or call 3-3591.

 


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