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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

NEWS

INPUT REQUESTED -- TRANSIT SYSTEM & PARKING RAMP:

UNI is considering constructing a transit system and parking ramp (multimodal system) to serve students, faculty, staff and visitors. Initial drawings of the proposed parking ramp will be on display at input sessions on March 29 and 30. Click on the following link for more information. If you can't attend the input sessions, please fill out the online survey at the same site. http://www.uni.edu/infosys/multimodal

 

TEACHING-LEARNING CENTER RECOMMENDATIONS:

At its March 27 meeting, the Faculty Senate will discuss how to act upon the endorsed recommendations from the Senate Task Force on the creation of a new Teaching-Learning Center. These recommendations can be found at http://www.uni.edu/senate/misc/index.pdf. Anyone interested in this discussion is encouraged to attend the Senate meeting, 3:15-5 p.m., in the Great Reading Room, Seerley, or to contact their faculty senator.

 
SOCIAL WORK MOVES:

The Social Work faculty has moved out of Baker in to offices in Sabin. Also, some of the social work faculty in Sabin have switched offices. Here are the new locations for faculty who have moved: Mary Boes -- SAB 32; Winston Burt -- SAB 39, Peter Cote --- SAB 38, William Downs -- SAB 11, Carole Singleton Henkin -- SAB 305, Laura Kaplan -- SAB 105, Laura Praglin -- SAB 127, Carol Cook-Roberts --- SAB 203 and Michael Sheridan -- SAB 37. Their phone numbers will remain the same.

 

UNI APPLIED RESEARCH GRANTS ANNOUNCED:

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Business and Community Services has announced the recipients of the 2006 Grow Iowa Values Fund Applied Research Grants. More information is available at http://www.uni.edu/osp/grants/GIVFrecipients.htm

 

PHYSICS AUCTION:

A surplus equipment auction will take place at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, in the Physics Bldg., next to the West 23rd Street "A" parking lot. Available items include classroom furniture and equipment, computer equipment, large old wood cabinets, office desks and chairs and small scientific equipment. Additional info is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/auctioninfo.shtml. Buyers must remove purchases from the building by 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 29. Payment must be made in cash (good check) before removal. Call Vince at 3-3527 with questions.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

PARENTING TROUBLED TEENS:

EAP Counselor, Amanda Scharra, will present and lead a discussion with UNI employees/spouses on dealing with the stress and challenges of parenting troubled teens or young adults, from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in the College Eye Room, Maucker Union. Bring your lunch and come to listen, share or ask questions.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP:

March 30, 3:30-5:30 p.m. in CBB 3. Workshop teaches the basics of starting a small business. Advanced registration required: e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu or call 273-7350. More information is available at http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm

 

WEB CONFERENCE ON GRANTS:

The OSP Office of Sponsored Programs will host a Web Conference from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in Studio IT, Lang 245, "U.S. Department of Education’s Business and International Education Program." For more information, e-mail jill.trainer@uni.edu.

 

NATIONAL EDUCATOR EXPO:

Saturday, April 1, Maucker Union. Teacher registration is at 8 a.m. in Seerley Hall. More than 90 school districts from across the U.S. (including 30 from Iowa ) will recruit educators for the 2006-07 academic year. See registered districts and a registration form: http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/events/nee/spring/
UNI Academic Advising & Career Services. For more information, call 273-2061.

 

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

 

HANDOUTS FROM OSP BROWN BAG LUNCHES:

Handouts from the Grant Development Brown Bag Lunches are available to download at http://www.uni.edu/osp/grants/training.htm

 

NEW EXHIBITS AT THE ROD LIBRARY:

Rod Library's new exhibits highlight diverse topics including Asian Heritage and Women’s History Months, mental health awareness, and the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. If you’d like to create a display in the library, please visit http://www.library.uni.edu/exhb/.

 

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 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

 
MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 

 

HOURS

The Office of Business Operations will be closed Thursday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The satellite Cashiers location in Maucker Union will remain open as scheduled. If you need to transact business during this time please do so with the Cashiers on the upper level of Maucker Union.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

 

INTRAMURAL SPRING OPEN CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:

Open to students, faculty and staff, Saturday, April 1 (rain date: Saturday, April 8).
Registration is March 27 - March 29, WRC Room 101. (Limited to the first 16 teams to register)
Entry fee is $20 per team. For more information contact the IM office at 273-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL SPRING 11-ON-11 OPEN CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

Open to students, faculty and staff. Play begins Sunday, April 2, on the West Campus Fields.
Registration is March 27 through March 29, WRC room 101, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Limited to the first 12 teams to register) Entry fee is $20 per team. For more information, contact the IM office at 273-7262.

 

 

EVENTS
  

"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 at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 6, Commons Ballroom, 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:

Vaughn Coolman will present "Orientation and Mobility," March 21, 5:30-7 p.m., University Book & Supply, 1009 W. 23rd St., Cedar Falls. Discover 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

 

RUSSIAN FILM SHOWING:

"The Return" (2003), directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev, will be shown at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in Seerley 115. "The Return" takes place in the remote Russian wilderness, and two teenage boys face a range of conflicting emotions when their father - a man they know only through a single photograph - reappears after 12 years.

 

2006 SUSTAINABILITY SERIES:

Tuesday, March 21, UNI students Ashref Alqassab and Francis Praska will present "Building Your Own Wind Generator from Scratch." For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/ceee/news/sustainability_series/sustainableseries.htm

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

On Wednesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in SRL 115, Wallace Hettle, associate professor of history, will present "Domesticating 'Stonewall': Mary Anna Jackson as Confederate Biographer." The event is free and open to the public.

 

PICTURING MOHAMMAD: AN INFORMAL DISCUSSION OF THE CARTOON CRISIS:

This informal discussion of the recent crisis caused by the publication in Denmark of cartoons depicting Mohammad, founder of Islam, will feature Kenneth Atkinson, associate professor of religion, and Recayi Pecen, associate professor of industrial technology. The event is Thursday, March 23, 6 to 7 p.m. in the College Eye Room in Maucker Union.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT:

"Memoirs of a Geisha" will be shown Thursday, March 23, 7 and 9:30 p.m., in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free beverages and snacks provided. Sponsored by Campus Activities Board.

 

ASIAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH SPEAKER:

Dr. Evelyn Hu-DeHart will speak at the CME (109 MAU) at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 23. Hu-DeHart, a Brown University professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, will speak about "Women and Leadership: A View from Asia, Latin America and Africa." To read her bio or for more information visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

THE TOURNÉES FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL:

“Inch’Allah Dimanche” about an Algerian immigrant’s experience in France will be shown at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 23, in 102 Sabin Hall. Films in this series are in French (with additional languages) with English subtitles. Free and open to the public. More info: http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/2006_Tournee_Films_UNI.htm

 

WOMEN'S STUDIES SPRING RECEPTION:

The Women's Studies Spring Reception is Monday, March 27, 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Baker 161. Meet faculty, preview fall courses and honor graduating seniors and scholarship award recipients. Refreshments will be served.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Monday, March 27 at 4 p.m., Latham 125. Holmes Semken, of the University of Iowa, will talk about the excavation of a rare giant ground sloth in southern Iowa. This extinct animal lived in Iowa during the Ice Age. Semken will also have some of the animal's bones on display.

 
SCHOOL OF MUSIC LECTURE AND DEMONSTRATION:

A lecture and demonstration by guest artist, John Ericson, horn, will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in
Russell Hall Auditorium.

 

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS CONTINUE:

Tuesday, March 28, at St. Stephen Student Center, 1019 W. 23rd St., "Democracy at Risk: Are Today's Voters Less Involved?" will compare civic and voter participation in previous periods and today, and discuss how Americans can be more involved in government and the role of nonprofit organizations in a democratic society. Co-leaders will be Wallace Hettle, UNI associate professor of history, and Mary Ann Burk, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Cedar Falls, Waterloo and Northeast Iowa.

 

STUDENTS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM SERIES:

"The Lord of War" at 7:30, Wednesday, March 29, Sabin 102. Based on actual events, this film starrs Nicolas Cage and follows the exploits of an international arms trader. For more information contact Laura Greenwood at cppr16@uni.edu.

 

UNI RELAY FOR LIFE:

A team event to fight cancer will take place Friday and Saturday, March 31-April 1, in the UNI Dome. Register online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/relayforlife

2nd ANNUAL WOMEN-AT-PLAY EVENT:

Fox 28 (KFXA-TV) and the Panther Scholarship Club are sponoring the 2nd annual Women At Play event, a fundraising benefit for UNI Women's Athletics. A social and silent auction begin at 6 p.m. and the program is at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the Commons Ballroom and Lounge. Semi-formal attire and complimentary valet parking. Tickets are $35 or $200 for a table of six. Order tickets by calling (877) 216-DOME. All proceeds go to the Women At Play Endowed Scholarship. To make a contribution to the Women At Play Endowed Scholarship, call Kelly Bockenstedt at 3-2471 or Megan Witt at 3-3819.

 

UNI MUSEUMS and PROJECT INSIGHT PARTNERS PRESENT:

"Assistive Technology & Adaptive Devices." April 3, 4-7 p.m., at the Department for the Blind, Black Hawk Village, Cedar Falls. At 5:30 p.m. Barb Weigel, Curtis Chong and Joe Weigel will speak about the Iowa Department for the Blind. At 6 p.m. Sue Hoey will speak about Covenant Health Systems' Occupational Therapy, Low Vision and Rehabilitation Program. Demonstrations and hands-on opportunities. A complete list of Project InSight programming is at http://www.uni.edu/museum.

 

UNI MUSEUMS AND PROJECT INSIGHT PARTNERS PRESENT:

A guided tour of the Iowa Braille School in Vinton, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 11. Did you know that Mary Ingalls was blind and attended Iowa Braille School? Learn about the history of the school, as well as the latest innovations in educating the visually-impaired. Visit http://www.uni.edu/museum or call 273-2188 for additional information.


PERFORMING ARTS

 

PLENA LIBRE AT GBPAC:

This 13-piece Latin Grammy-nominated group has a style that draws on both the traditional and the modern. Plena Libre has taken this rhythmic genre of Puerto Rican origin through new and exciting developments and injected it with sizzling contemporary dance floor arrangements.Salsa dance lessons will be offered in the lobby. After the lessons, test your skills in the great hall as the dance floor is open. Monday, March 27, 7:30 p.m. The Curtain Talk begins at 6:45 p.m. with Director of Jazz Studies, Bob Washut.

 

KUNI PRESENTS LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Jack Norton and the Mullet River Boys, musical purveyors of vaudeville, bluegrass, gospel and old-time comedy, will perform Monday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3, free for children under 12.

 

PLAY READING:

Theatre UNI will present a reading of "The Wrestling Season" by Laurie Brooks, directed by Gretta Berghammer, on Tuesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in CAC 108. Dealing with the subjects of identity and peer pressure among teenagers, "The Wrestling Season" is an important story for parents, youth and educators. Admission is free. For more information, visit: http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 

FACULTY STRING QUARTET RECITAL:

Artists-in-residence Frederick Halgedahl, violin; Therese Fetter, violin; Julia Trahan, viola; and Jonathan Chenoweth, cello, will present Edvard Grieg's "String Quartet in G Minor" at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

GUEST/FACULTY ARTISTS CONCERT:

Peter McGuire, violin, and Sean Botkin, piano, perform works by Brahms, Beethoven and Franck at 6 p.m. Monday, March 27, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Admission is free.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

SUMMER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:

The Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC) summer program is looking for summer help. The program will run evenings and will consist of interaction with Waterloo children and families, using informal and formal recreation. A training/information session will be offered for applicants to learn more. College credit is available to those eligible. If interested, contact tmthomp@uni.edu or Copcsummer@hotmail.com

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR USA WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS:

The UNI-Dome is hosting the USA Wrestling Kids/Cadets and Veterans Folkstyle National Championships the weekend of April 7-9. About 300 volunteers are needed for this event. Various jobs are available and shifts are flexible. If your shift runs through a meal time, your meal will be provided. Each volunteer will receive a free T-shirt. Contact Jessi by e-mail at unidome@uni.edu or call 3-3591.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

 

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.

 

MAY TERM THEATRE CLASS:

The Department of Theatre is offering three May-term classes for students interested in a variety of theatre experiences: Acting for Life; Stagecraft; and Politics, War, Words and Music. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 
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.

 
NEW CAPSTONE COURSE IN EUROPE – MAY TERM:

Environment, Technology, and Society: Environmental Health and Justice (840:140) is a new course being offered for Capstone credit. The focus is the relationship of the social categories of race, class, and gender with the environment, and environmental health issues. This class will meet from May 10 – 26, in Transylvania, Romania. The approximate cost is $2,422, which includes tuition, fees, course materials, round trip flight, room and board, and cultural activities. For questions and to register for the class, contact the UNI Study Abroad Center,
59 Baker Hall or call 3-7078 or e-mail study-abroad@uni.edu

 


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