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Thursday, March 30, 2006

NEWS

UNI PRESIDENTIAL FINALISTS NAMED:

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, has 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/

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Donna Thompson, director of UNI's National Program for Playground Safety, was recently interviewed by USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-03-19-swing-sets_x.htm

 

KUNI PRESENTS "THE IOWA STATEHOUSE CONNECTION":

Iowa's Secretary of State, Democrat Chet Culver, will be the guest on the next Iowa Statehouse Connection at 10 a.m. Monday, April 3. Culver's campaign for governor has focused largely on education and renewable fuels, with specific focus on ethanol. These topics and more will be discussed.

 
IOWA BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION:

April 1 through June 30. This business plan competition, sponsored by the Iowa Pappajohn Center, the SBDC and John Pappajohn, is open to any new start-up business in Iowa -- students and non-students alike -- for legitimate businesses only. Contestants must actually be starting and running the business. Three prizes will be awarded: $25,000, $15,000, and $10,000. Companies may seek assistance with business plan preparation from the local Small Business Development Center. http://www.iowabusinessplancompetition.com

 
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.

 

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 every day. 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

TIAA-CREF SEMINAR:

TIAA-CREF invites individuals who are considering or planning to retire in 2006 to attend the financial education seminar, "Your Retirement Income Options" on Tuesday, April 11, at 5 p.m. and/or Wednesday, April 12, at noon. Both seminars will be in Lang 115 and last approximately one hour. Because seating will be limited, register online at http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 1-866-842-2977, extension 7010.

 

RESERVE LIBRARY STUDY ROOMS:

Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in the library for the summer session should do so by Friday, April 7. Application forms are available in the library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.

 

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.

 
LIBRARY COURTESY NOTICES:

The library will begin e-mailing courtesy notices to patrons a few days before their material becomes due, reminding them when the material must be returned or renewed. Courtesy notices will only be sent for material with a checkout period of one week or longer. Reserve books, study rooms, periodicals and youth books will not generate courtesy notices.

 

STATISTICS SOFTWARE SHORT COURSES OFFERED:

SPSS Short Courses will be 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.

 
HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus everyday? Health Beat lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year). Ask a fitness supervisor or contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu

 

EXERCISE ADHERENCE:

If you struggle with exercise adherence or are just not sure what to do, then a personal trainer is the answer. A personal trainer will design a program with your specific goals in mind, motivate and educate you. Contact Kristy.Leen@uni.edu or 3-7167. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/PT/index.html

 
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

 
 

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  

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

 
UNI RELAY FOR LIFE:

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

 

BOTANICAL CENTER OPEN HOUSE:

The UNI Biology Botanical Center will host an open house Sunday, April 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. Take a tour where the weather is always perfect. Contact the Botanical Center office, 3-2247 or the Botanical Center Manager, Billie.hemmer@uni.edu

 

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.

 

UNI MUSEUMS and PROJECT INSIGHT PARTNERS PRESENT:

"Assistive Technology & Adaptive Devices." April 3, 4 to 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

 
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 for the informal presentation and discussion.

 
THE TOURNÉES FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL:

The fesitval concludes with "Sequins," a film about a 17-year-old farm girl who is doing fine until she learns she is pregnant. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in 115 Seerley. The film is in French with English subtitles. Free and open to the public.

 

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.

 

LATE NIGHT AT THE CME:

The movie "House of Flying Daggers" will be shown Wednesday, April 5, at 9 p.m. in the CME (MAU 109). This movie is about a romantic rebel who breaks a member of a rebel army out of prison so she can rejoin her companions. Free admission, pop and popcorn.

 

JEFFREY BERRY ADDRESS FOR 'THE CHANGING FACE OF IOWA' INITIATIVE:

Jeffrey M. Berry, Tufts University, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in the Commons' Slife Ballroom on "Finding the Community's Voice: Advocacy and Service in Contemporary Society." His address is part of "The Changing Face of Iowa" initiative of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, focusing on citizenship. A reception will follow. Berry is a leading national scholar on effective citizen participation. Several of his books have won awards from the American Political Science Association.

 

CONSULTANT ON DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS:

Thursday, April 6, Kathleen Plesko, Disability Services Coordinator at SIU-Carbondale, will offer two workshops: "Identifying/Writing Grants for Disability Accommodations," from 8 to 9:45 a.m. and "Delivery of Services in Assistive Technology," from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Both are in the State College Room, Maucker Union. Hosted by the UNI Coordinating Committee on Disability Accommodations. For more information, contact martha.reineke@uni.edu

 

NMA ETIQUETTE DINNER:

An etiquette dinner hosted by the Northern Iowa Management Association (NMA) will take place Monday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the Commons Georgian Lounge. A sign-up sheet is available in the Management Department Office in CBB 231. Ticket prices are $12 for students and $18 for faculty. This includes a formal dinner and etiquette presentation by Dale Cyphert. Sign-up deadline is Wednesday, April 5. Payment is due upon sign-up. All are welcome to attend.

 

UNI ATHLETICS SENIOR BANQUET:

The UNI Athletics Department coaches, administration and staff invite you to the 2006 Senior Banquet, Thursday, April 13, in the UNI-Dome on the south-end floor. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by a program and presentation of senior awards. Tickets are $15 per person. Seats may be reserved by calling 3-DOME or by visiting the UNI Box Office at the NW Entrance.

PERFORMING ARTS

HALF-MASTED 3.2 PRESENTS: SWINGING FREESTYLE COMEDY

Shows are March 30, 31 and at 7:30 p.m. and April 1 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.

 

SUZUKI SCHOOL CONCERT:

On Saturday, April 1, the Northern Iowa Youth Orchestra will perform in GBPAC Davis Hall at 2:30 p.m. Jason Weinberger, conductor.

ENSEMBLE RECITAL:

Chamber Singers and Freshmen Cantorei will perform Tuesday, April 4, at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall. Brad Barrett and Nicole Lamartine, conductors.

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL:

On Wednesday, April 5, Anibel Dos Santos, viola and Sean Botkin, piano, will perform works by Brahms, Hindemith, Bruch and Mendelssohn at 6 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

PRE-REGISTRATION MAJOR MEETINGS:

Academic departments will host meetings Wednesday, April 5, at 3 p.m. for students interested in their majors. Departments will advise students on departmental guidelines for majors and procedures to schedule for fall-semester classes. Students may also declare a major at the meeting. Meeting locations can be found at:
http://www.uni.edu/acs/advising/advs/events/docs/majormeetings_locations_sp06.pdf

 
GRADUATE ASSISTANT POSITION 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

 
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 a 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. 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.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

VOLUNTEER USHERS NEEDED:

Theatre UNI is seeking volunteer ushers for eight performances of "In the Heart of America," April 13-15 and April 19-23, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Ushers receive a free ticket to the performance. For more information about the show, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre To volunteer, call the Strayer-Wood box office at 3-6381.

 


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