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Tuesday, April 4, 2006

NEWS

UNI PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ON CAMPUS:

Stephen Lehmkuhle, senior vice president for academic affairs, University of Missouri System, will be on campus April 6 and 7. He will make open-forum presentations to faculty and staff. If you can't attend, video from the forums will be available online. John W. Folkins and Benjamin J. Allen will be on campus next week. For the complete visit schedule and more details, visit http://www.uni.edu/presidentialsearch/

 

THANK YOU -- TRANSIT SYSTEM & PARKING RAMP INPUT:

More than 165 people participated in last week's input sessions. Input will still be taken via the Web through Thursday, April 6. The committee is collecting all comments and questions received at the input sessions and from the online survey. Over the next two weeks the committee will condense the comments into a list of priorities that must be addressed. That list and all comments will be posted for review by the campus. In the meantime, the committee will meet to discuss comments shared during the information sessions and online.

 

ENROLL NOW IN UNI'S NEW LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE PLAN:

Have you called and requested your UNI Long-Term Care Insurance Plan enrollment package? Would you like a kit for your parents or parents-in-law? Request a kit online at http://uni.jhancock.com (username: uni; password: mybenefit) or call John Hancock at 1-888-383-2700 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The TTY number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-255-1808. You can also e-mail gltc@jhancock.com or visit the UNI Long-Term Care Web site at http://uni.jhancock.com (username: uni; password: mybenefit) for more information about long-term care insurance or to enroll online with guaranteed acceptance by April 28.

 

UNI PRESIDENT KOOB TO BE HONORED BY IOWA LEGISLATURE:

The Iowa Legislature will recognize University of Northern Iowa President Robert D. Koob with a state resolution honoring his service to UNI and to Iowa at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5. The resolution will be read and approved by the Iowa House of Representatives followed by the Iowa Senate.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

The editorial in Saturday's Des Moines Register dealt with global health problems and mentions UNI graduate student Anathalie Mukagasana, originally from Rwanda.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060401/OPINION03/604010302/1035/archive

 

STUDENT EMPLOYEES AND EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED:

The UNI Financial Aid/Student Employment Office has announced the UNI Student Employees and UNI Student Employer of the Year. These individuals have made significant contributions to their department, the university and the Waterloo/Cedar Falls community. UNI Student Employees of the Year: Tanja Belverud-supervisor, Maucker Union Essentials; Nancy Christensen-UNI Foundation stewardship student intern; Erica Jaramillo-peer instructor, Academic Services; Aubree Johnson-legislative advocacy assistant, President's Office; Katie Rice-secretarial assistant, Graduate College. UNI Student Employer of the Year: Allan Stamberg-co-op education director, Academic Advising & Career Services.

 

COMMEMORATIVE FOOTBALL DVD NOW AVAILABLE:

What a ride! Football DVDs are here - The commemorative DVD of the championship 2005 football season has arrived. Details and order form at http://www.unialum.org/football A portion of the proceeds benefits Panther Football.

 

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

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

SPONSORED PROGRAMS WEB CONFERENCE:

The Office of Sponsored Programs will host a Web conference, "National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program," from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in Studio IT, Lang 245. All tenure-track assistant professors interested in applying for the CAREER program this year should attend. For more information, e-mail jill.trainer@uni.edu

 

ONLINE LEARNING AND TEACHING FACULTY WORKSHOP:

Experience the student point-of-view of online learning while learning about and discussing online teaching with colleagues during this two-week workshop hosted by ITS-Educational Technology. The workshop will be conducted entirely on the Web, using the new version of WebCT, with no face-to-face meetings. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tlt/olt/default.htm

 
P&S JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include corporate support specialist, director of Maucker Union, sales representative. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

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.

 

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.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

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

 

PERSONAL TRAINING :

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

 

EVENTS  

NATIONAL LIBRARY WORKERS DAY -- SHHH:

Students, staff and faculty are invited to help celebrate National Library Workers Day with a "Behind the Scenes" tour of the Technical Services Department and the Special Collections/University Archives Department of the Rod Library Tuesday, April 4, from 1 to 2 p.m. Stop by these areas to take the tours.

 
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.

 

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.

 
PANTHER ATHLETICS:

UNI baseball games are played at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo. UNI takes on the University of Minnesota at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 5. UNI baseball plays a three-game series with Missouri State at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 7; 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8; and 1 p.m. Sunday, April 9.

UNI baseball vs. Northern Illinois, 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 12.

 

UNI softball vs. Iowa State, 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 5 at Panther Park on the UNI campus.

 

UNI women's tennis vs. Illinois State at 3 p.m. Friday, April 7.

UNI women's tennis vs. Bradley at noon Saturday, April 8.

UNI women's tennis vs. Indiana State at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 9. Weather permitting, matches will be played at the UNI tennis courts. Otherwise, matches will be played inside at the Black Hawk Tennis Club, Waterloo.

 

UNI women's soccer will host its Spring Invitational at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8 at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex.

 

The UNI track and field squads will host the 2006 UNI Messersmith Invitational at the Mark Messersmith Outdoor Track & Field Complex Saturday, April 8. Field events start at 11 a.m. Track events begin at 1:10 p.m.

 

UNI Volleyball will host a spring tournament Saturday, April 8, at 10 a.m. in the West Gym. Teams involved in the round-robin tournament are UNI, Drake, Iowa State, Navy and North Dakota State. Entry is free. For more information, contact Michelle Coulter at 3-3176.

 

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.

 

RWANDAN GENOCIDE REMEMBERANCE:

Floriane Robin Brown, a Rwandan woman living in River Falls, Wisc., and founder of Nibakure Children Village Orphanage, will discuss the Rwandan children left orphaned by the 1994 genocide. This event is at Maucker Union at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6. Sponsored by the UNI African Union, the UNI International Students Association and the UNI HIV/AIDS Coalition.

 
INTERNATIONAL VARIETY SHOW AND FOOD FESTIVAL:

Thursday, April 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. Festivities will begin with food in the International Student Office at 6 p.m. The variety show will start at 7 p.m. in front of Prexy’s. Visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/variety.htm for more information.

 

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

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT:

This week's movie is "8 Below." Showtimes are at 7 and 9:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free snacks and beverages.

 
NO SHAME THEATER:

Friday, April 7 at 10 p.m. in CAC 108. For more information, e-mail chcarr@uni.edu or doug@dougshaw.com "No Shame Theatre" takes place every-other Friday at the same time.

 

CME TRIP DEADLINE:

The CME is sponsoring a trip along the Trail of Tears in Tahlaquah and Muskogee, Okla., for May 11-14. Early registration fees for students will be $50 and for 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.

 

FREE BIKE TUNE-UPS:

Europa Cycle and Ski will offer free bike tune-ups Tuesday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Maucker Union Plaza. Sponsored by Wellness and Recreation Services (WRS) in conjunction with the Earth Day Celebration at the same location. Also, bike helmets for sale by WRS from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

INTERNATIONAL LECTURE:

Paul Kellermann, Professor of Sociology, University of Klagenfurt, Austria, will present "Major Steps of Historic Globalization into the Global Age," April 19, 3:30 p.m., Seerley 115. Kellermann originated the UNI exchange relationship with Klagenfurt and is a well-published author on topics of international interest, including higher education and economic development.

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Joni Laurence will perform Monday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Laurence is a Midwesterner whose performance style is simple, accessible and captivating. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

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.

 

UNITUBA ENSEMBLE RECITAL:

Thursday, April 6, in GBPAC Davis Hall, 8 p.m. Jeffrey Funderburk, conductor.

JAZZ BAND ONE CONCERT:

Friday, April 7, in GBPAC Great Hall, 7:30 p.m. Chris Merz, conductor.

 

WCF SYMPHONY PERFORMANCE:

Twenty-four-year-old violinist Tai Murray joins the orchestra Saturday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. Murray will perform Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto. Works by Mozart, Sibelius and Wharton also will be featured. Tickets at 3-SHOW and http://www.wcfsymphony.org

 

THEATRE UNI PERFORMANCE:

Theatre UNI will present Naomi Wallace's "In the Heart of America," a poetic drama of the search for truth in the confusion of war, directed by Cynthia Goatley. April 13-15 and April 19-23 at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $12 for general public and free for UNI students. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 

KENNY CHESNEY AT THE UNI-DOME:

Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley and Sugarland with "The Road and the Radio" tour will perform at the UNI-Dome Friday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the UNI-Dome NW Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, online at http://www.ticketmaster.com and by phone 319-363-1888.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

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 ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PRESENTS SENIOR CELEBRATION:

The UNI Alumni Association will host Senior Celebration April 10 through 13. In addition to events honoring seniors, all students are invited to attend educational seminars at 6 p.m. each evening in Maucker Union. Topics include understanding personal credit, balancing life after graduation and money management. Make your students aware of these opportunities. For more information, call 3-2355 or log on to http://www.unialum.org/events/seniorcelebration.shtml

 
CONTINUING EDUCATION OFFERS CONVENIENCE, FLEXIBILITY:

Now accepting enrollments in summer courses. To download a mini-catalog (PDF) to view and/or print, visit http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/summer06.pdf Don't forget about Guided Independent Study — students can enroll at any time, take up to nine months to complete a course and work at their own pace. Visit http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/gis to learn more.

 

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

 

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