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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

NEWS

UNI PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ON CAMPUS:

John W. Folkins, vice president for academic affairs and provost, Bowling Green State University is on campus today. Benjamin J. Allen, vice president for academic affairs and provost, Iowa State University will be on campus Wednesday, April 12 and Thursday, April 13. The candidates will make open-forum presentations to faculty and staff. If you can't attend, video from the forums will be available online. For the complete visit schedule and more details, visit http://www.uni.edu/presidentialsearch/

 

VERIDIAN CREDIT UNION COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARDS:

The first-ever Veridian Credit Union Community Engagement Award recipients are: Leslie Wilson, associate dean and associate professor in the College of Business Administration; Michele Yehieli, associate professor of health promotions & education in the College of Education; Gretta Berghammer, professor of theatre in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts; Alan Czarnetzki, professor of earth science in the College of Natural Sciences; and Richard Allen Hays, professor and director of UNI's public policy program in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. View the full news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=2240

 

FUEL TRANSACTION CHANGE:

If you fuel a university vehicle or piece of equipment from UNI gasoline pumps there is a change in that procedure. You must input your university ID number when asked for a PIN number. For more information, call Dennis Hayes at 3-7653.

 

CONVOCATION ROBES:

Convocation is a ceremonial assembly of university members to celebrate the beginning of the academic year. Join your colleagues and participate in the fifth annual Convocation ceremony, Sunday, Aug. 20. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/429.html

 

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.

 
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.

 

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."

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

ADP FACULTY WORKSHOP:

UNI's American Democracy Project (ADP) is sponsoring a faculty workshop on "Promoting Engaged Citizens," Tuesday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The focus is on how faculty can utilize the classroom, curriculum, campus and community in ways that encourage students to become engaged citizens. Seating is limited. A small stipend may be provided. Contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu or Christine Canning at 3-3313, ADP co-chairs.

 
TEACHING-LEARNING CONSORTIUM MEETING:

A volunteer group of faculty and other interested individuals will meet Thursday, April 20 at 3:30 p.m. to take a tour of new East Gym facilities and discuss plans for fall 2006 activities related to excellence in teaching and learning. This group is open to all interested participants. Contact Melissa L. Heston at 3-2236 or heston@uni.edu for more information.

 

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 ext. 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.

 

FOR FACULTY:

"Through Student Eyes: On Being an Ally to Minority Students in UNI Classrooms." Students perform scenes and lead a discussion about classroom experiences complicated by issues of race or class. Faculty may choose from two sessions: Monday, April 17 or Thursday, April 20, both at 3:30 p.m., in Lang 40. For more information, e-mail martha.reineke@uni.edu

 

HOURS

UNIVERSITY SUMMER HOURS:

Beginning Monday, May 8, summer hours for university offices are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours will remain in effect through Friday, Aug. 11.

 
LIBRARY HOURS FOR APRIL 15-16:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#spec

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

INTRAMURAL MEN'S SLOW-PITCH SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:

Open to students, faculty and staff. Saturday, April 22 (rain date: Saturday, April 29). Registration is April 17 through April 19 in 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 3-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC ULTIMATE FRISBEE TOURNAMENT:

Open to students, faculty and staff. Sunday, April 23 (time TBA) on WRC Intramural Fields. Only two club members per team. Registration is April 17 through April 19, in WRC Room 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.

 

EVENTS  

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 Center 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.

 

RUSSIAN FILM VIEWING:

Join the Russian Club in viewing "Circus" Tuesday, April 11, at 8 p.m. in Seerley 115. A Hollywood-style musical comedy with a Soviet twist, "Circus" tells the story of an American woman who has emmigrated to the Soviet Union to escape the racism directed at her mulatto child.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

UNI baseball vs. Upper Iowa at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at Riverfront Stadium, Waterloo.

UNI baseball vs. Northern Illinois, 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, at Riverfront Stadium, Waterloo.

UNI baseball vs. Evansville at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15; and 1 p.m. Sunday, April 16, at Riverfront Stadium, Waterloo.

UNI softball vs. Drake at noon Saturday, April 15 (doubleheader); and noon, Sunday, April 16 (single game).

 

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 the 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 Seerley 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.

 
THURSDAZE CARNIVAL NIGHT:

Come out to the carnival Thursday, April 13 for battle cruiser lazer tag, inflatable games and crystal imaging from 8 to 11 p.m. in Maucker Union. Plus sno cones, cotton candy and corn dogs.

 

ALPHA PHI OMEGA BLOOD DRIVE:

Alpha Phi Omega will host a blood drive Monday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Commons Slife Ballroom. All donors will receive a free T-shirt. To sign up for a time slot, visit http://www.bloodcenterofiowa.org click on "find a mobile drive," search by organization and enter "UNI." Please check the eligibility requirements, as they have changed. (For example, people who have been tattooed or pierced in Iowa or Wisconsin CAN donate blood.) Donate blood and save lives. Questions, e-mail Laura Johnson at ljjoo@uni.edu

 

WOMEN'S STUDIES SENIOR SEMINAR:

The Women's Studies Senior Seminar students are sponsoring "This is what a feminist looks like," Wednesday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Maucker Union. Come be part of their video project and buy a T-shirt bearing the slogan. Shirts are $7 and all proceeds go to Seeds of Hope. For more information, contact Women's Studies 3-7102.

 

LAST LECTURE SERIES - FINAL SESSION:

The final session of The Last Lecture Series features Paul Rider, professor of chemistry, lecturing on "Human Arrogance," Tuesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Maucker Union, Old Central Ballrom B. Free snacks and beverages provided. Sponsored by Campus Activities Board

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CAMOUFLAGE:

"Camouflage Art, Science and Popular Culture," is a one-day, interdisciplinary conference that explores the artistic, scientific, natural, military, psychological, magical, fashion-related and ironic aspects of concealment and deception. From 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, scores of artists, scientists and other scholars from throughout the world will present on concealment and deception, at UNI. The conference is free to UNI faculty, staff and students. To register, contact Roy Behrens at 3-2260 or ballast@netins.net For more information, visit http://www.cs.uni.edu/~wallingf/camouflage-conference

 

DO-RUN-RUN 5K:

UNI's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Mix 96 and Jamie and Jim's Kids will be "Running Wild" at the 17th annual Do-Run-Run at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 22. The Do-Run-Run is a 5K race that begins and ends at Gateway Park in Cedar Falls. Participants may walk or run, bring pets on a leash or bring strollers. All ages are welcome. Registration fees are $18 before April 14 and $23 after that date. This fee includes a T-shirt, food and beverages and eligibility for prizes. The Do-Run-Run is PRSSA's annual fundraiser. To register, contact Stephanie Feldman at (712) 830-0260 or feldman@uni.edu

 

PERFORMING ARTS

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Claudia Russell will perform Monday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free. Claudia plays a style all her own: eclectic folk music with traces of all her musical loves -- blues, western swing, rock and country.

 

TROMBONE CHOIR RECITAL:

Tuesday, April 11, under the direction of Darin Achilles, the trombone ensemble will perform music from a variety of genres, at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

FACULTY RECITAL - NORTHWIND QUINTET:

On Wednesday, April 12, The Northwind Quintet will perform early Romantic work of Munich's Franz Lachner, a classic by Hindemith, and a work for percussion and quintet with UNI Professor Randy Hogancamp, at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

JAZZ BAND II:

Robert Washut will lead the ensemble in an evening of instrumental jazz Thursday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. in GBPAC Great Hall.

 

FACULTY PIANO DUO RECITAL:

On Saturday, April 15, Sean Botkin and Genadi Zagor will present a program that will include Stravinsky's 'Rite of Spring', Schubert's 'Fantasy' for four hands and Hummel's 'Nocturne' Theme and Variations at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES:

The School of Music Spotlight Series presents University Singers and Women’s Chorus in concert assisted by the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra Tuesday, April 18, in the GBPAC Great Hall, at 7:30 p.m. performing a program of varied choral literature. Brad Barrett and Nicole Lamartine, conductors. For tickets call the GBPAC Box Office at 3-7469 (SHOW)

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

STUDY ABROAD IN TAIWAN THIS SUMMER:

Study at the Taiwan National Chengchi University in Taipei and learn Mandarin Chinese from July 1 through Aug. 31. Scholarship applications that cover tuition, fees, board and lodging are available. You must be a U.S. citizen and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The application is due April 21, along with two essays. Send scholarship application, two essays and passport photo to: Iowa Sister States, Taiwan Scholarship, 200 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50309. Stop by the UNI Study Abroad Center in 59 Baker Hall or call 3-7078 for more information.

 

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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