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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

NEWS

UNI PRESIDENTIAL FINALISTS NAMED:

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, today announced the names of the three finalists for the position of UNI president. They are Benjamin J. Allen, vice president for academic affairs and provost, Iowa State University; John W. Folkins, vice president for academic affairs and provost, Bowling Green State University; and Stephen Lehmkuhle, senior vice president for academic affairs, University of Missouri System. See full news release and campus visit schedule at http://www.uni.edu/presidentialsearch/

 

RECOGNITION BREAKFAST - APRIL 29:

Share good memories and say goodbye to departing colleagues at the Recognition Breakfast on Saturday, April 29, at 8:15 a.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. The breakfast cost is $6.50 and you may register at the Cashier's office. Click on the attached link to view the list of honorees. Contact Melanie Richter at 3-6078 for further information. http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/428.html

 

SAVE THE DATE - FAREWELL OPEN HOUSE FOR PRESIDENT AND MRS. KOOB:

Faculty, staff and students are invited to a farewell open house for President and Mrs. Koob on Monday, May 1, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Contact Jan Hanish at 3-6899 for more information. An endowment fund for student and community engagement has been established in the UNI Foundation in President Koob’s name, visit http://www.uni-foundation.org for more information.

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE MOVING:

The Computer Science Department office is moving into ITTC 305. The phone number and mail code remain the same. The computer science faculty will move into their offices later.

 

INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH NOW REPORTS TO THE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE:

In an effort to promote comprehensive data stewardship, the Office of Institutional Research now reports to the President’s Office. Institutional Research provides information that supports strategic institutional planning, policy formation and decision making. Institutional Research plays a key role in monitoring state and national demographics to help the university make strategic management decisions. The office is located in SRL 104 and the correct phone number is 3-3050.

 

SEALED BID SALE:

UNI is offering two items for sealed bid: a combination spray paint booth/paint mixing room and a Hydromatic submersible sewage pump. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/427.html

 
SHARE UNI WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY:

The Office of Enrollment Services: Admissions would like to connect with your friends and family members. If you know a high school student who would like to receive information about attending UNI, complete the form at http://www.uni.edu/admissions/studentinforequest/ Admissions will assist them with their college planning process and help them learn more about UNI. If you have questions, contact Amy Schipper at amy.schipper@uni.edu or 3-2281.

 

EXPLORE WASABI:

Enjoy a new entree everyday. Create a salad, pasta or Asian-inspired entree Mondays through Thursdays. Other daily features inlcude authentic Mexican food on Mondays; sushi on Tuesdays; home cookin' on Wednesdays and Thursdays; and quesadillas on Fridays. Wasabi is open in Prexy's Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

MEATLOAF-TO-GO:

Order a Prexy’s meatloaf-to-go. Get a two-pound ground beef loaf (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

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

INSTITUTE for COURSEWARE ENHANCEMENT thru TECHNOLOGY (ICE-T):

ITS-Educational Technology is sponsoring two institutes, one in May and one in June, to assist UNI faculty with courseware enhancement. ICE-T will provide professional consultation, training and staffed facilities for producing courseware. These institutes are provided free for UNI faculty, but space is limited. Visit http://fp.uni.edu/icet for complete details.

 
STATISTICS SOFTWARE SHORT COURSES OFFERED:

Tuesday, April 4, in SAB 227 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and Friday, April 7, in SAB 223 from 8:15 to 9:45 a.m. Contact jacobson@cs.uni.edu or call 3-7172 to register or to get more information.

 
JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include assistant director/grants and projects management, business administrator, human resource coordinator/professional & scientific, systems programmer/postmaster. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

WORDS OF WELLNESS NEWSLETTER:

The March UNI employee wellness newsletter is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/ To receive a hard copy of newsletters and fitness program brochures, e-mail kathy.green@uni.edu

 
HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

Tuesday, April 4, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in CBB 3. Workshop teaches how to write an effective business plan. Advance registration required: e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu or call 3-7350. More info: www.jpec.org/classes.htm

 
ANXIETY DISORDER SCREENING DAY:

Screening will be Thursday, March 30, at the UNI Counseling Center, located at 103 Student Health Center (second floor) The screening will last approximately one hour and will be offered at two different times, 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The free screening is open to UNI faculty, staff and students. For more information, contact jennifer.murra@uni.edu or call 273-2676.

 

SPRING DRAMA WORKSHOPS:

Space is still available in the Sturgis Youth Theatre Creative Drama Workshops, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, for children in kindergarten through sixth grades. Workshops begin Saturday, April 1. For workshop descriptions and schedule, visit the Sturgis Youth Theatre Web site: http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis/classes/index.html

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT:

Open to students, faculty and staff. Play begins Sunday, April 9, at 1 p.m. at the WRC sand volleyball courts. (Rain date TBA) Entry forms available in WRC 101. Registration will be April 3 through April 5 in WRC 101 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Entry fee is $20 per team. For more information, contact the IM office at 3-7262.

 

BELLY DANCE WORKSHOPS:

Sunday, April 9, renowned dancer and instructor Maleeha will conduct two Middle Eastern dance workshops at UNI. Afterwards watch or participate in a performance. $25 for one workshop, $35 for both if registered by April 1. For more information, contact Helen Harton at 273-2235 or harton@uni.edu Register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis

 

EVENTS  

FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL KEYNOTE LECTURE:

"History and Gender in Postcolonial Cinema" by Rosemarie Scullion, co-founder of the Working Group on Cinemas of the Middle East and North Africa, at the University of Iowa. Tuesday, March 28, 115 SRL, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/2006_Tournee_Films_UNI.htm

 

A CENTURY OF WOMEN FILM SERIES:

"Sexuality and Social Justice," the second film in this month’s film series, will be shown at the Center for Multicultural Education (109 MAU) on Tuesday, March 28. "Image and Popular Culture," the final film, will be shown on Thursday, March 30. Both will show from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. on their respective days.

 

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.

 

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON HOW SHAKESPEARE BECAME SHAKESPEARE:

In anticipation of Stephen Greenblatt’s April 11 visit to UNI, the Hearst Lecture Series and University Book and Supply are sponsoring A Roundtable Discussion of Stephen Greenblatt’s "Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare," featuring Jay Lees, Department of History, and Jesse Swan, English Language and Literature, Tuesday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. at University Book and Supply. This biography of William Shakespeare was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. For more information, contact Jim O’Loughlin at 3-2002.

 

KUNI PRESENTS AT THE REVERB:

Garage rockers, The High Strung, and Iowa-based rockers, North of Grand, will perform on Tuesday, March 28. Doors open at 9 p.m. Contact The Reverb at 277-4404 for ticket information. The High Strung's new release "Moxie Bravo" follows up the band’s 2003 Tee Pee Records release "These Are Good Times," which was named one of NPR’s top records of the year and earned wide acclaim in national publications like Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, and Entertainment Weekly.

 

BIO-DIESEL WORKSHOP AT THE CEEE:

Eric Foresman and Steve Fugate will present a workshop on bio-diesel at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in the CEEE auditorium. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/news/sustainability_series/sustainableseries.htm

 

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS CONTINUE:

Tuesday, March 28, at St. Stephen Student Center, 1019 W. 23rd St., Cedar Falls. "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.

 

LECTURE - "WOMEN AND THE IMPOSTER SYNDROME":

Gerri Perreault will speak at the CME (109 MAU) on Wednesday, March 29, from 10 to 11 a.m. Her topic will cover "Women and the Imposter Syndrome" and will explain strategies women can employ to overcome feelings of doubt on the job. Event is free. Visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/imposter.htm for more details.

 

UNI WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH LECTURE ON AIDS:

Wednesday, March 29, Anathalie Mukagasana, UNI Global Export program, will speak about "HIV-AIDS and Health Education of Women and Girls in Rwanda," in the College Eye Room, Maucker Union, at noon. Sponsored by Women's Studies.

 
SIGMA XI SEMINAR:

President Robert Koob will discuss "Rethinking Science Education" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in Lantz Auditorium (Room 137), McCollum Science Hall. As the United States strives to remain economically competitive in the knowledge-driven economy of the 21st century, Koob says we must rethink how we channel the natural curiosity of children as they progress through our schools, addressing the education of teachers for this task, particularly for the elementary- and middle-school grades. http://www.cns.uni.edu/SX/

 

NextFrame TO VISIT UNI:

NextFrame, a touring festival of International Student Film and Video is coming to UNI. The festival consists of narrative works from numerous countries and runs 88 minutes. The program is showing from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, March 30, and from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 31, in the CAC Room 108. The festival features animation, experimental, documentary and narrative work. NextFrame’s mission is to connect student filmmakers and provide screening opportunities for their work as well as offer audiences a glimpse of the next generation of filmmakers. For more information, contact Francesca Soans at 3-6309 or soansf@uni.edu

 
GRANT SEEKING AND WRITING TIPS:

The Office of Sponsored Programs announces that the third in a monthly series of Brown Bag Lunches will be Thursday, March 30, from noon to 1 p.m. in Maucker Union Expansion B. The topic will be "Design Your Own Performance Assessment Committee: Creating an Evaluation Plan for Your Grants." RSVP to 3-3217 or to osp@uni.edu

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Brian Hynek, research associate at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will present "The latest research results from Mars" at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in Latham Hall Room 125. Hynek's research involves the geology of Mars. He is working with three of the current NASA missions on the red planet. Specifically, he has studied the Meridiani hematite site by combining remote sensing data with data from the "Opportunity Rover."

 

FREE NADAS CONCERT:

The Campus Activities Board welcomes "The Nadas" Thursday, March 30, at 8 p.m.in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Special guest is Jason Levasseur. Free admission. For more information, call 3-5888.

 

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

 

"HOOPS FOR HEARTS" 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT:

On Saturday, April 1, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity will host a 3-on-3 basktball tournament beginning at 9 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Edison Elementary School. Additional information and registration are at http://www.iatheta.org

 

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/ For more information, call 3-2061.

 

SUSTAINABILITY SERIES:

Monday, April 3, Keith Kutz, an administrative specialist with the Iowa Energy Center, will discuss Iowa's energy resources in Latham Hall, Room 125. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/news/sustainability_series/sustainableseries.htm

 

LECTURE ON ANTI-SEMITISM:

On Monday, April 3, Konstanty Gebert, journalist, author and John R. Heath Visiting Professor at Grinnell College, will present "Varieties of Anti-Semitism in Europe: New, Old, and In-Between," at 7 p.m., in SRL 115. Gebert is a native of Warsaw, Poland; a former activist in the underground Solidarity movement; and a leading expert on Polish-Jewish relations and Jews in Europe.

 

CROW FORUM:

Misty Dawn Gray, winner of the Outstanding Master’s Paper Award in Women’s and Gender Studies, will present on "The Availability of Young Adult Fiction Containing Overt Gay and Lesbian Characters in Secondary Schools in Northeast Iowa Area Education Agency," at noon, Monday, April 3, in Maucker Union, Old Gold Room. The Graduate Program in Women’s Studies sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the wider community, are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.

 
LAST LECTURE SERIES:

Penny O'Connor, Communication Studies, will present "Get Over Yourself" Tuesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B. The Last Lecture Series is a format in which faculty present on a lecture/topic as if it were their last. Free snacks and beverages. Call 3-2683 for more information. Sponsored by CAB.

 

BROWN BAG LUNCH:

Bring your lunch to the CME (109 MAU) on Wednesday, April 5, and listen to Cyndi Dunn speak about "Japanese Women Today: Workplace and Family Challenges." Dunn will speak from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Event is free to everyone. Visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/japanese_women.htm for additional information.

 
MUSEUMS A-Z INSTITUTE B DAY:

Braille, Blindness and Books, April 8, 9 a.m. to noon, University Museum, 3219 Hudson Road, Cedar Falls. Hear first-hand what life is like as a blind person, explore the world of Braille, and use devices that assist visually-impaired people in their daily lives. Ages 7 to 12. Register by March 31 by calling 3-2188. $14 for members; $17 non-members.

 

CME TRIP DEADLINE:

The CME is sponsoring a trip along the Trail of Tears in Tahlaquah and Muskogee, Okla., for May 11-14. Student fees for early registrants will be $50, and staff/faculty/community members will be $100. Fees include two nights lodging and coach bus transportation. Early registration deadline is April 15. Download registration forms at http://fp.uni.edu/cme/maytrip2006.htm or call 3-2250.

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

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

 

KUNI PRESENTS THE HIGH STRUNG:

Wednesday, March 29, at 7 p.m. the High Strung will be in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC for a live performance and a bit of conversation. Admission is $3, free for children under 12.

 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES:

The School of Music Spotlight Series presents the annual performance competition for scholarships, Wednesday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the GBPAC Great Hall. Admission charge: $7 adults, $6 senior citizen, $5 non-UNI students and U-Card free for UNI students. For tickets call GBPAC Box Office 3-7469 (SHOW).

 

HALF-MASTED 3.2 PRESENTS: SWINGING FREESTYLE COMEDY

Shows are March 30, 31 and April 1 at 7:30 p.m. and April 1 matinee at 3:30 p.m. Free admission. Reservations recommended. Call 3-6805.

 

DANCE THEATRE SPRING CONCERT:

The UNI International Dance Theatre's spring concert, "Around The World In Dance," will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2, in the Russell Hall Auditorium. Ticket prices for adults are $6, students and senior citizens are $4. For more information, call 3-6195 or visit http://www.uni.edu/dance/concerts.htm

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Kimberli Lamber will perform Monday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free. With her big, tall voice and no-holds-barred guitar work, Lambert takes the stage by storm.

 

ENSEMBLE CONCERT:

Thursday, March 30, Nicole Lamartine will conduct a program of choral literature in GBPAC Great Hall at 7:30 p.m.

 

HORN MASTERCLASS:

John Ericson, horn, will conduct a masterclass Thursday, March 30, in GBPAC Jebe Hall, at 8 p.m.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

GRADUATE ASSISTANT POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

ITS-Educational Technology has an opening for a graduate assistant for the next academic year. This assistantship entails a 20-hour work week that involves presenting computer workshops to students, faculty and staff at UNI. Payment involves a full stipend and a full-tuition scholarship. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/gradassistant.html

 
FMA MEETING - PRINCIPAL PRESENTATION:

Kerry Studer, assistant managing director of mortgages, will discuss the basic background of Principal, available internship and job opportunities and how to apply for them Tuesday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m., in CBB 320. It will be a 45-minute presentation with an informal Q&A to follow. (Pizza and refreshments will be provided.) Kerry also will conduct interviews with students on Tuesday. If interested, submit your resume to http://www.principal.com or Studer.Kerry@principal.com

 

STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE:

The 13th Annual College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Student Research Conference at UNI will be Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Submission of poster or oral presentation deadline is Monday, April 3. Registration deadline is Monday, April 17. http://fp.uni.edu/maclink/csbs_main.htm

 

VIDEO CAMERAS AVAILABLE:

UNI has 10 mini-DV video cameras for use by UNI students for academic projects. These cameras are suitable for student use for making class video "essays." They may be checked out for two weeks at a time at the Honors Cottage, 2401 College St. For more information, contact Scott Cawelti at 3-3810 or Brenda Hackenmiller at 3-3175.

 

NEW OFFERING - CERTIFICATE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP:

New, beginning fall 2006, the Certificate in Entrepreneurship for non-business majors will provide the information, skills, tools and inspiration for any student interested in starting a business, a non-profit or a private practice. Further, the certificate will provide a strong foundation in small business concepts which are beneficial for every student planning to work for any company after graduation. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/425.html

 
OKOBOJI SUMMER PROGRAM - SUN, FUN & ENTREPRENEURSHIP:

The JPEC is accepting reservations for this program which runs July 30 through Aug. 8 at Lake Okoboji from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. JPEC staff will interview and select eight UNI students for this program. The JPEC will pay each student's UNI tuition (3 credit hours), lodging and food. Juniors and seniors with an interest in entrepreneurship or small business will be given preference. Interviews will be conducted in April. For more information, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at katherine.cota@uni.edu or 3-7350.

 

TEACHER EDUCATION INDUCTION CONVOCATION:

The 31st Teacher Education Induction Convocation will be Monday, April 3, at 3:30 p.m. in the GBPAC. Some 230 UNI teacher education students are eligible for induction. John Henning, associate professor in educational psychology and foundations, is the convocation speaker. Faculty and staff are invited to honor the students being inducted. Students should return their RSVP cards as soon as possible.

 

 
 
 

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