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Thursday, April 6, 2006

NEWS

UNI PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ON CAMPUS:

Stephen Lehmkuhle, senior vice president for academic affairs, University of Missouri System, will be on campus today and tomorrow. 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 will be on campus Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11. Benjamin J. Allen will be here Wednesday, April 12 and Thursday, April 13. For the complete visit schedule and more details, visit http://www.uni.edu/presidentialsearch/

 

2006-07 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INCOMING FRESHMAN:

The Office of Enrollment Services sends scholarship certificates to high school guidance offices. For your scholarships to be included, they need to be processed in the Financial Aid system. Your scholarships need to be entered by Friday, April 14. Questions: contact Evie Waack at 3-2799 or Denise Parks at 3-2720.

 

ADP SURVEY ON CIVIC ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Please return the bright yellow American Democracy Project survey of courses and co-curricular activities designed to offer UNI students engagement opportunities in issues that affect public health, economics, land or community welfare, etc. The purpose of this survey is to promote these types of courses to UNI students through the ADP Web site. Send surveys to Kathy Scholl at mail code 0241.

 

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. http://www.uni.edu/infosys/multimodal/ 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.

 

ARTS IN APRIL:

UNI's spring celebration of the arts has begun. For a list of Arts in April events, visit http://www.uni.edu/artsinapril Posters and brochures are available through UM&PR at 126 East Bartlett, or 3-2761. This year's artwork by John Heidersbach is based on Johannes Vermeer's "The Allegory of Painting."

 

COMMEMORATIVE FOOTBALL DVD NOW AVAILABLE:

What a ride! Commemorative DVDs of the championship 2005 football season have arrived. Details and order form at http://www.unialum.org/football A portion of the proceeds benefit Panther Football.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

TIAA-CREF COUNSELING AVAILABLE:

A TIAA-CREF consultant will be on campus for individual counseling April 11 through 13, April 26 through 28 and May 9 through 11. Openings are filling up quickly. To register for a session, visit http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 866-842-2977 extension 7010.

 

STROKE SCREENINGS:

Stroke Screenings for UNI employees and spouses/family members, Friday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in WRC Room 104. The $70 fee includes stroke, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral vascular disease and osteoporosis screenings. Call 1-877-732-8258. Date added after March 10 and May 4 appointments filled. See http://www.uni.edu/wellrec or call Deedra Dahlager at 3-7162.

 

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.

 

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

 

EVENTS  

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 in Maucker Union at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6. Sponsored by the UNI African Union, the UNI International Student 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.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT:

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

 
PANTHER ATHLETICS:

UNI baseball games are played at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo.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 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.

 

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.

 

STUDENT TEXTILES AND APPAREL DESIGN SHOW:

UNI's 14th annual Student Textiles and Apparel Design Show, "Style Perspectives," will be Saturday, April 8, at 8 p.m. in Lang Hall Auditorium. Admission is free and general seating will begin at 7:30 p.m. A senior portfolio review and reception will follow the show at Maucker Union in the CME.

 

A FIRSTHAND LOOK AT SEPT. 11, 2001:

The UNI Society of Professional Journalists will host David Handschuh, a photographer for the New York Daily News, who was at Ground Zero when the World Trade Towers fell. He will present a slideshow and discuss his experiences covering that event. The lecture will be Tuesday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in CBB 332. Free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail Tmccue@uni.edu

 

DEBATE BUILDING OF COAL POWER PLANTS:

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in the CEEE auditorium. The UNI Debate Team will discuss whether or not coal power plants should continue being built. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/news/sustainability_series/sustainableseries.htm

 

HEARST LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS STEPHEN GREENBLATT:

Stephen Greenblatt, Cogan University professor of the humanities at Harvard University, will present "Shakespearean Beauty Marks," Tuesday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in Maucker Union Ballroom A. Greenblatt has authored a number of influential studies in literature and literary theory and is the general editor of "The Norton Shakespeare" and "The Norton Anthology of English Literature." His most recent publication, "Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare," was a finalist for the National Book Awards and the Pulitzer Prize. Greenblatt's lecture is free and open to the public.

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM SERIES:

The Social Justice film series presents "The Corporation," a groundbreaking documentary that explores the rise to dominance of profit-driven corporate America. Wednesday, April 12, 7:30 p.m. in Sabin 102. For more information, contact Jessica Love at jesslove@Uni.edu

 

WALT WHITMAN LIVE:

Bill Koch will present his one-man show, Walt Whitman Live! in Lang Hall Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12. The 50-minute show presents Koch speaking on the poet's major themes, observations of American culture, views on Abraham Lincoln and his Civil War experiences. Admission is free.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

On Wednesday, Apr. 12, at 7 p.m., in SRL 115, Ana Kogl, assistant professor of political science, will present "Putting the 'Oikos' Back into 'Homo Economicus': Rethinking Gender In and Out of the Household." The event is free and open to the public.

 

SIGMA XI PRESENTATION:

Romesh Kumar, Chemical Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory, will present "Hydrogen & Fuel Cells for Transportation: Opportunities and Challenges," Wednesday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m., in SEC 247. Free and open to the public.

 

STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE:

Sigma Xi will host its 13th Annual Student Research Conference Wednesday April 12, in the Commons Georgian Lounge from 4 to 5:45 p.m. Students, both graduate and undergraduate, will present the results of their reseach. In the past, students from a wide range of disciplines including computer science, physics, chemistry, biology, geography, industrial technology, physical education, communication studies and geology have participated. The public is welcome.

 
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 (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

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

 

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 yet captivating. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

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.

 

VOLUNTEER

VOLUNTEER USHERS:

Theatre UNI is seeking volunteer ushers for eight performances of "In the Heart of America," April 13 through 15, and April 19 through 23, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Ushers receive a free ticket for 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.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

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

 

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