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Tuesday, March 7, 2006

NEWS

PROVOST NAMES ADMINISTRATIVE FELLOWS:

The Provost's Office has appointed Shashi Kaparthi, associate professor of management, and Jeff Weld, associate professor of biology, as Administrative Fellows for the 2006-07 academic year. The Administrative Development Program provides interested faculty with opportunities to broaden their understanding of and experience in higher education administration and to diversify administrative leadership on campus.

 
BAKER HIRED AS DIRECTOR OF WOMEN'S STUDIES PROGRAM:

Phyllis Baker, associate dean and professor in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, will be the director of the newly named Women's and Gender Studies Program effective August 2006. She will oversee both the undergraduate minor as well as the master’s program in Women’s Studies.

 
CANDIDATE FOR VP OF SPONSORED PROGRAMS PRESENTATION:

Peter R. Barcher, candidate for associate vice president for Sponsored Programs, will make a presentation at 3:15 p.m. followed by a question and answer session on Wednesday, March 8, in Seerley115. Open to all faculty and staff. Barcher is associate dean for Research and Program Development in the School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 
NO MARCH MEMFIS USERS GROUP (MUG) MEETING:

Due to spring break, the MEMFIS Users Group (MUG) will not meet Thursday, March 16, as previously scheduled. The next meeting will be Thursday, April 20, at 1:30 p.m. in MSH 201.

 
FOUR HIRE! FINALISTS ANNOUNCED:

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. The four winning candidates were announced last Friday. The UNI winner, Tarek Fahmy, business management major, accepted a position with Wells Fargo Financial. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/422.html

 
BECOME A KUNI ROCK STAR:

KUNI is producing another CD featuring exclusive, KUNI live recordings from Studio One. For a gift of $150 at the "KUNI Rock Star" level, you can have your name listed in the liner notes of the CD booklet alongside the artists. Prospective artists include Andrew Bird, Robbers on High Street, Erin McKeown, The Mittens and Pieta Brown with Bo Ramsey. To receive a copy of the CD, contact Angela Vezdos at 3-6336 or visit http://www.kuniradio.org with your contribution. To be included in the liner notes, pledge payment must be received by April 30. Names can be listed individually like “Ozzy Osbourne” or “The Osbourne Family” for a household.

 
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.

 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PRE-GAME PARTIES:

The UNI Alumni Association will host pre-game parties for the women's MVC basketball tournaments. All Panther fans are welcome. 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

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

2007/08 FULBRIGHT AWARDS & VISITING RESEARCH CHAIRS PROGRAM IN CANADA:

The competition for 2007/08 Fulbright Awards is now open and there are several new research opportunities for UNI's scholars in Canada. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/424.html

 

UTESAC NEW MEMBER APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE:

Undergraduate Teacher Education Student Advisory Council (UTESAC) is looking for new members for 2006-2007. Applications are available at http://www.uni.edu/teached/__downloads/UTESACapp2006.pdf and are being distributed electronically to teacher education faculty. Advise students you would recommend, especially sophomores and juniors. Applications due Friday, March 31, to Barb Hill in SEC 159A.

 
NEW SUMMER SPEECH AND READING PROGRAM:

A new six-week summer speech and reading program will be June 19 through July 27 at the Roy Eblen Speech and Hearing Center. Children must be enrolled for a minimum of one 60-minute session per week or two thirty-minute sessions per week. All sessions will be conducted by certified/licensed staff. TScholarships for the program are provided by the Eastern Iowa Scottish Ritecare Masons. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/comdis/clinserv1.html

 

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.

 
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

 

HOURS

PRODUCTION HOUSE HOURS FOR SPRING BREAK:

Monday, March 13, through Friday, March 17, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on all Saturdays and Sundays.

 

CHANGES IN LIBRARY HOURS DURING SPRING BREAK:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#spring

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

REGISTER FOR SECOND SESSIONS:

Sign up now for second sessions of Women on Weights, adult swim lessons, intermediate ballroom dancing and intermediate belly dancing. Register in WRC 101 or at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec

 

HALF-PRICE FITNESS CLASSES:

Half-price fitness classes begin March 6. (Exception: second session classes.) Register at WRC 101 or at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec

 

EVENTS

EVENTS AT THE CME - WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH:

The CME has several events to celebrate Women’s History Month during March, which includes Late Night At The CME! movies and a film series covering topics of sexuality and social justice, image and work and family. Evelyn Hu-DeHart will also speak about women and leadership on March 23. For more information, visit http://wwwuni.edu/cme/march.htm

 

RUSSIAN FILM SHOWING:

"The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming!" Tuesday, March 7, at 8 p.m. in Seerley 115. A Soviet submarine captain comes up for a look at America and runs aground. He sends his two English-speaking crewmen to procure a boat with enough power to pull them off. However, the two English speakers and six Russian sailors don't exactly blend in, and the town is convinced that they are being invaded . . . with hilarious and touching consequences.

 
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.

 

AFRICAN PRESENTATION:

Dan and Zach Ebener will present "A Visit to Africa: What Catholic Relief Services does with Rice Bowl Donations." Learn about how Operation Rice Bowl assists the people of Madagascar on Wednesday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Stephen The Witness Catholic Student Center in the Social Hall. (Located next to University Book & Supply) For more information, contact Joel at jobrien@uni.edu or Lindsay at lindsays@uni.edu

 

CEEE TO HOST ENERGY EFFICIENCY EXPERT:

Tuesday, March 7, Wes Birdsall will present "A Lifetime Promoting Energy Efficiency." While working at Osage Municipal Utilities, Birdsall implemented a demand-side management program to keep rates low. Osage avoided building additional generating capacity and become more efficient with the energy already available. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/news/sustainableseries.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

 
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH ANNUAL POTLUCK:

On 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.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT:

Come out for the blockbuster "The Chronicles of Narnia. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" Thursday, March 9, at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free beverages and snacks provided.

 

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

 

LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC FORUM - MARCH 10:

A Legislative Public Forum will take place at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, at Area Education Agency 267, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Fall. The public is invited to hear remarks from area legislators. For more information about the current proposal for public higher education funding, visit http://www.uni.edu/govrel/legisupdate.html

 
GBPAC HEALTH FAIR:

The Gallagher-Bluedorn Health Fair will be in the GBPAC lobby on Friday, March 10, at 6 p.m. Local merchants will display information and products. How does health relate to the arts? Curious how a massage feels? Looking for a beautiful makeover? For more information, call the GBPAC Box Office at 3-SHOW or 877-549-SHOW or visit http://www.gbpac.com

 
WINE & TULIPS TICKETS ON SALE:

The Friends of KUNI/KHKE present an "Evening in Celebration of Wine & Tulips" to benefit public radio in Northeastern Iowa. Good wine, good food and good friends, as well as the ambience of classical and jazz music, make this a very popular and enjoyable experience. This year’s 21st anniversary celebration will take place Saturday, May 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Park Place Event Centre (former Pipac Centre on the Lake). Advance tickets are $35 and are available online at http://www.kuniradio.org or by phone at 3-6400 ext. 0 and toll free at 1-800-772-2440. Advance tickets available at Roots Market, Indulgence and Park Place Event Centre.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

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.

 

BEN FOLDS TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE:

Ben Folds, live in concert with special guest Chris Mills, 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 273-DOME. Tickets will also be available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m.

 
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE AND AFRICAN DRUM RECITAL:

Wednesday, March 8, at 8 p.m. GBPAC Davis Hall. Randy Hogancamp, director.

 
GUEST ARTIST RECITAL - TUBA/EUPHONIUM:

Stacy Baker, an internationally acclaimed soloist and member of the quartet, Junction,
presents a program of brass repertoire Thursday, March 9, at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

DIAVOLO AND SPEED DATING AT GBPAC:

Friday, March 10, 7:30 p.m. Leaping from tall structures, flying through open spaces, balancing the impossible and tumbling from various objects, these dancers will amaze with an overwhelming display of human stunts. Speed Dating returns. Register yourself by calling the GBPAC box office at 3-7469. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and must register themselves.

 

OKLAHOMA! AT GBPAC:

Sunday, March 12, at 3 and 8 p.m. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s landmark musical, OKLAHOMA!, has been honored with numerous awards including a special Pulitzer Prize, two Academy Awards, an honorary Grammy and a special Tony Award. Come early and hear NU High Jazz Band performing in the Lobby at 6:45 p.m. Also, participate in the Curtain Talks at 1:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Garnet Rogers & Natalia Zukerman will perform Monday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free. Rogers has been hailed by the Boston Globe as a "charismatic performer and singer." Natalia Zukerman's music is a little folk, some jazz and blues.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

JACK KENT COOKE SCHOLARSHIP:

Awarded to exceptional students with unmet financial need planning to begin graduate studies this fall. Candidates must be nominated by their undergraduate institution. Each school can nominate up to two students. A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required. The UNI faculty representative is John Vallentine, School of Music, music@uni.edu or 273-2024. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Web site is: http://www.jackkentcookefoundation.org

 
NEW CLASSES AT LAKESIDE LABORATORY:

Astronomy Laboratory (Natural History Workshop in Astronomy) Fundamentals of astronomical observation, the use of introductory astronomical instruments, and application of charts and almanacs to finding one's way about the night sky. Meets July 31 through Aug. 4. One credit hour (transferable). Natural History Workshop in Astronomy is equivalent to Astronomy Laboratory (870:011) at UNI, which fulfills the Laboratory Science requirement of UNI's Liberal Arts Core. It is assumed that each Astronomy Laboratory student has taken an introductory (lecture) course in astronomy, at either the high-school or college level. For more information, visit http://www.lakesidelab.org/

 
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

OPPORTUNITY WORKS:

Make a difference in a young child's life by volunteering with the Waterloo Community Schools in their efforts of decreasing the minority achievement gap. Tutors, mentors and after-school opportunities are available. For more information, contact jenhall@uni.edu or 3-3494.

 

ASPIRE VOLUNTEERS:

ASPIRE Therapeutic Riding Program offers unique therapy through various horseback-riding techniques to individuals with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. Volunteers are needed for grant writing, fundraising, data entry and barn assistants. Evening classes start in April and will require volunteer leaders and side walkers. To find out how you can make a difference in someone's life, visit VolunteerUNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 


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