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Thursday, March 9, 2006

NEWS

KOOB ENDOWMENT FUND ANNOUNCED:

To perpetuate President Koob's vision for community-university partnerships, the UNI Foundation has created the Robert D. Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement. It will support internships for students working to improve the community and UNI. The R.J. McElroy Trust has issued a challenge grant in support of the fund. To make a gift or for more information, visit http://www.uni-foundation.org

 
DEPARTMENT LOCATION CHANGE:

The Geography Department will move to the EST (formerly East Gym) on Monday, March 13. The phone numbers will stay the same.

 
CAMPUS SUPPLY STORE:

The Campus Supply Store, which sells furniture, computers, equipment and other items no longer used on campus, opened in the west side of Warehouse I on Dec. 1, 2005. Located at 2412 W. 27th St. in Cedar Falls, the Campus Supply Store is open to the UNI students, faculty and staff and the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays. Items available vary from week to week. All sale proceeds go to UNI's general fund. Also in December, the Campus Supply Warehouse moved to the east half of Warehouse I.

 

RENTAL OF ACADEMIC APPAREL FOR COMMENCEMENT - DEADLINE:

Reminder to faculty or administrative officials: Friday, March 10, is the deadline for reserving academic apparel for spring commencement. Call 3-2283 or e-mail norma.riley@uni.edu to place your order or to request additional information.

 

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 the undergraduate minor and the master’s program in Women’s Studies.

 
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, 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.

 
 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

MEMFIS USER GROUP MINUTES:

Minutes for the Feb. 23 MEMFIS Users Group meeting are available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/memfis_users/documents/mm022306.pdf

 

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 
NEW WebCT CE6 WORKSHOPS:

In conjunction with the fall implementation of WebCT CE6, ITS-Educational Technology is offering four new workshops starting March 24 that will show you how to build a course in this new version of WebCT. These workshops are for faculty members who are using the current version of WebCT or for those who have never used WebCT before. WebCT allows faculty to create online courseware as a supplement to an existing face-to-face course, or create a course that is completely online. For dates and times of these workshops, visit http://webct.uni.edu/support/workshops.htm

 
SPRING DRAMA WORKSHOPS:

The Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, is offering a series of creative drama workshops for children in kindergarten through sixth grade in April. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis/classes/index.html or call Jascenna Haislet at 3-6387.

 
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

 

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

 

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

THE FUTURE OF FOOD FILM:

Deborah Koons Garcia will visit UNI Thursday, March 9, at 7 p.m. for the screening of her film, "The Future of Food," in the CEEE Auditorium. UNI biology professor Laura Jackson and Fred Kirschenmann, former director of Iowa State University's Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, who is featured in the film, also will be available for conversation after the film. "The Future of Food" offers an in-depth investigation into the genetic manipulation of food crops. The event is sponsored by UNI's Local Food Program and is free and open to the public. For more information contact Kamyar Enshayan at 3-7575 or visit http://www.thefutureoffood.com

 
THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT:

"The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" will be shown Thursday, March 9, at 7 and 9:30 p.m., in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free beverages and snacks provided.

 

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 Falls. 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

 
"THE CHANGING FACE OF IOWA" - COMMUNITY CONVERSATION:

Jeffrey M. Berry, Tufts University, will appear as part of "The Changing Face of Iowa" initiative of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Berry, a leading national scholar on effective citizen participation, will speak at UNI Thursday, April 6, on "Finding the Community's Voice: Advocacy and Service in Contemporary Society."

In preparation for the lecture, a community conversation will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial St., Waterloo. "Who Speaks for the Poor?" will focus on obstacles to full inclusion and representation of the poor at all levels of government. Co-leaders will be R. Allen Hays, director of the UNI Graduate Program in Public Policy, and Perry Goodman, director of Neighborhood Services, City of Waterloo.

 

UNI MUSEUMS AND PROJECT InSIGHT PARTNERS PRESENT:

The presentation, Orientation and Mobility, will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at University Book & Supply. Vaughn Coolman will discuss how a visually-impaired person might learn to navigate through obstacles in a public space. Participate in an interactive demonstration about how to approach and assist a visually-impaired person. Complete list of programs at http://www.uni.edu/museum

 

PERFORMING ARTS

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. Also, participate in the Curtain Talks at 2:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Garnet Rogers and 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

NEW CAPSTONE COURSE - MAY TERM:

Community and Public Health (410:160) is a new course being offered for Capstone credit. The course will examine the major public health issues facing the U.S. and world population and investigate major public health initiatives, public policy and ethical issues related to public health. The class will meet daily from 10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m., May 8 through June 2.

 
DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM MEETINGS:

Magic. Money. Experience. The Disney Theme Parks & Resorts College Program at the Walt Disney World® Resort is truly a one-of-a kind experience. Representatives from the Disney College Program will visit UNI the week after spring break. Information sessions will be held on Wednesday, March 22, in the Maucker Union State College Room at 5:30 p.m. and on Thursday, March 23, at noon. Contact Laura Wilson at 3-3821 for more information.

 

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 3-2024. 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/

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

KUNI FUND DRIVE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

The KUNI Public Radio spring fund drive runs April 1 through April 10, and the station needs about 150 volunteers to help answer incoming calls and record information. Shifts are available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and run two to three hours. We will gladly work with your schedule. Refreshments will be provided from Roots Market. To sign up or for more information, contact Angela Vezdos at 3-6336 or angela.vezdos@uni.edu The KUNI studios are located on the third floor of the CAC. Visit http://www.kuniradio.org for more details.

 


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