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Thursday, March 2, 2006

NEWS

CAMPUS CONVERSATION CONTINUES:

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Campus Conversation on Feb. 17. Each of the task forces presented an overview of its work and sought reactions and input in breakout discussions. UNI faculty, staff and student employees are invited to provide feedback through March 10. See http://www.uni.edu/conversation/ Send your comments via e-mail or campus mail to the task force chair named at the beginning of each report.

 

MVC TOURNAMENT ON TV:

CFU Channel 17 will broadcast the semi-final game at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 4.

 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PRE-GAME PARTIES:

The UNI Alumni Association will host pre-game parties for both the men's and women's MVC basketball tournaments. All Panther fans are welcome. The men play in St. Louis March 3-5. The women play in Springfield, Mo., March 9-12. Visit http://www.unialum.org for details.

 

SUMMER CAMPS AND CONFERENCES HOSPITALITY:

Reservations are being accepted for summer housing and dining to support 2006 UNI camps and conferences. Most groups will be living in Noehren, Hagemann and Shull and dining in the Piazza. A limited number of single rooms with air-conditioning are available in Shull and Bartlett. Contact Pat Beck, DOR, for more information or service references. http://www.uni.edu/dor/conferences/

 
STUDENT EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR NOMINATION DEADLINE:

With the March 14 deadline fast approaching, now is the time to nominate your student employees for the 2005-2006 UNI Student Employee of the Year. Eligibility criteria and the nomination forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/news/EmployeeofYearnominationform.pdf

 
ADMISSIONS UPDATE:

Watch your mail for a letter and a sample of the "Make Tracks to UNI" newspaper. This publication is designed for prospective high school students from UNI's Office of Enrollment Services. Recruitment is a campus-wide effort. For more information, call 3-2281.

 
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

 

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

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.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES P&S:

Vacancies at the P&S level include assistant women’s soccer coach. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 
FULBRIGHT FACULTY WORKSHOPS:

Karen Watts at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) will offer a workshop on the Fulbright Program for faculty and professionals. Learn about lecturing and research opportunities in 140 countries. RSVP by Friday, March 3. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/421.html

 
MERIT VACANCIES:

Current Merit vacancies are now available for viewing at http://www.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp

 
FAST TRAC TRAINING PROGRAM:

The UNI Regional Business Center, 212 E. Fourth St. in Waterloo, will offer Fast Trac®, a national training program for new and existing entrepreneurs, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 21 through May 9. This eight-week comprehensive course will allow participants to create a business plan while connecting into the entrepreneurial network available within the Cedar Valley. The fee is $199 per business and includes materials. Fast Trac® is open to UNI faculty and staff. To register, call 236-8123 or visit http://www.unirbc.org

 

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.

 

EVENTS

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

 
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.

 

VISION LOSS EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES:

UNI Museums and Project InSight Partners present "Educational Options," at AEA 267, Seminar C, at 6:30 p.m., March 7. Where would you turn for help if you lost your vision? A panel of educators and students will discuss available options and how to make the most appropriate choices.

 

KAPPA DELTA PI SALE:

T-shirts, scrubs, buttons, bumperstickers and other gifts will be sold by the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society in the SEC lobby Tuesday, March 7, and Wednesday, March 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit KDP education and service projects.

 
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.

 
CEEE SUSTAINABILITY SERIES:

Tuesday, March 7, Wes Birdsall will present "A Lifetime Promoting Energy Efficiency." Birdsall was the first energy educator for the Center for Energy & Environmental Education and a former manager of Osage Municipal Utilities. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/news/sustainableseries.htm

 
AFRICAN AMERICAN INVENTIONS:

Come to Bartlett Hall throughout March and explore the many inventions and patented items by African Americans. This display is located in Bartlett 175B. The room is open for tours March 7, March 21 and March 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. If these times do not work for your group of five or more, contact Hall Coordinator Paul Waterman at paul.waterman@uni.edu or 3-2671 to set-up a tour.

 

LATE NIGHT AT THE CME:

Rest on body pillows and blankets with free pop and popcorn and watch "If These Walls Could Talk 2," Wednesday, March 8, from 9 to 11 p.m. in CME (109 MAU). This film will look at the lives of three women from different generations as they deal with lesbianism. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH ANNUAL POTLUCK:

Wednesday, March, 8, celebrate with faculty, staff and students from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Baker 161. After the potluck at 7 p.m. in State College Room, Maucker Union Katalin Medvedev, University of Minnesota, will present "To Dye For: Hungarian Women Give Totalitarianism an Extreme Makeover." Her lecture examines women's use of fashion under totalitarian communism to make a public statement of dissatisfaction about the communist regime.

 

THE TOURNÉES FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL:

Festival continues with "10th District Court: Moments of Trial," a look inside a real French courtroom, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in 102 Sabin Hall. Films in this series are in French (with additional languages) with English subtitles. Free and open to the public. More information at http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/2006_Tournee_Films_UNI.htm

 
STUDENTS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM SERIES:

"The Take" is a political thriller that turns the globalization debate on its head, exploring issues of worker's rights. Wednesday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Sabin 102. For more information, contact Jessica Love at jesslove@uni.edu

 

A CENTURY OF WOMEN FILM SERIES:

"Sexuality and Social Justice" will be shown Wednesday, March 22, followed by "Image and Popular Culture" on Tuesday, March 28, and "Work and Family" on Thursday, March 30. All films will show from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in CME Room 109 in Maucker Union on their respective days. http://www.uni.edu/cme

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

BEN FOLDS TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE:

Ben Folds, live in concert, Wednesday, March 8, 8 p.m. in the West gym. Tickets are $16.50 for UNI students and $22.50 for the public. Tickets are available at the UNI-Dome ticket office, http://tickets.uni.edu or 3-DOME. Tickets will also be available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m.

 
DEAD MAN WALKING:

Directed by Karen Mitchell and written by Tim Robbins, "Dead Man Walking" will be performed through March 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 3-6391. Discussion with New York artist and activist Michael Keck follows the March 3 performance. Contains material not suitable for all audiences.

 

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 3-SHOW and http://www.wcfsymphony.org

 

HORN CHOIR CONCERT:

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

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Danu, an Irish traditional band will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, March 6 in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Composed of seven musicians, including stunning lead vocalist Cairan O’Gealbhain, the group plays a mix of evocative, kinetic instrumentals and stirring songs. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES:

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band in concert Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in GBPAC Great Hall. Ronald Johnson and Rod Chesnutt, conductors. Works by Eric Ewazen, Gustav Holst and Julie Giroux will be performed. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, $5 for non-UNI students and free for UNI students with uCard. For tickets, call 3-SHOW.

 

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.

 

CAREER PEER ADVISORS WANTED:

Outgoing, energetic and enthusiastic students are invited to apply for Academic Advising & Career Services Career Peer Advisor for 2006-07. Assist students through resume critiques, mock interviews, outreach and workshop presentations. Excellent training program provided. Peer advisors are paid $8 per hour and work 10 hours a week. Application forms are available at: http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/peers/handouts/peerapplication06.pdf Applications due March 10.

 

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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