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Thursday, April 13, 2006

NEWS

UNI PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ON CAMPUS:

Benjamin J. Allen, vice president for academic affairs and provost, Iowa State University, is on campus today. He will make an open-forum presentation to staff. Video from all three candidates' open forums with faculty, students and staff is available online. For the complete visit schedule and more details, see http://www.uni.edu/presidentialsearch/

 

SUPPORT KOOB ENDOWMENT FUND:

To perpetuate President Koob's vision for community-university partnerships, the UNI Foundation has created the Robert D. Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement. It will support internships for students working to improve the community and UNI. The R.J. McElroy Trust has issued a challenge grant in support of the fund. Give today. Visit http://www.uni-foundation.org

 

79 FREE DELL DESKTOP COMPUTERS OFFERED:

Although these machines are slightly older (three-years old) technology they may be able to replace even older equipment to provide valuable access and service for students at various locations throughout campus. These machines were purchased with Student Computer Fee budget allocation; therefore, preference will be given to placing units where they will provide the most direct use by/direct benefit to UNI students. This offer is extended only to campus departments, not student groups or individuals. See details on how to submit your request at http://www.uni.edu/its/us/sccs/OldPCsSpring2006Notice.htm Deadline for submitting proposals is noon Friday, April 28.

 

HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT'S NEW LOCATION:

The Human Resource Services Department has moved to a new location in Commons 121. Entrances to the offices are located on the north and southwest sides of Commons 121. Services provided include benefits, employee and labor relations, employment, HR information systems and training and career development.

 

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.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR SEMINAR:

Learn how insights about Personality Type ® can help you work more effectively. A Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Seminar will be Wednesday, May 10, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in CME 109. Open to all full-time university employees. Visit http://tinyurl.com/o9r9 to register by May 1.

 
FACILITIES SERVICES SPRING 2006 NEWSLETTER:

The Facilities Services spring 2006 newsletter is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/organization/newsletter.shtml The newsletter has information about and updates for current projects.

 
PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL TRAINING:

Do you conduct performance appraisals for UNI employees? Are you interested in learning how to improve the performance appraisal process? Sign-up now for performance appraisal training on April 25, 26 or 27. Register at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start;admin_group=HRTD Contact Robin at 3-3536 for more information.

 

NEW SUMMER SPEECH AND READING PROGRAM:

A new six-week summer speech and reading program will be June 19 through July 27 at the Roy Eblen Speech and Hearing Center. Children must be enrolled for a minimum of one 60-minute session per week or two 30-minute sessions per week. All sessions will be conducted by certified/licensed staff. Scholarships for the program are provided by the Eastern Iowa Scottish Ritecare Masons. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/comdis/clinserv1.html
 

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

MAUCKER UNION HOURS FOR EASTER WEEKEND:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/

 
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  

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

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).

 

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:

Monday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Commons Slife Ballroom hosted by Alpha Phi Omega. All donors will receive a free T-shirt. Sign-up for a time at http://www.bloodcenterofiowa.org Click on "find a mobile drive," search by organization and enter University of Northern Iowa.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Breanna Hennessy will present "Characteristics of the Des Moines Lobe Washboard Moraines, Hardin County, Iowa," and Lee Potter will show pictures and discuss the geology field trip he led to New Mexico and Arizona over spring break at 4 p.m., Monday, April 17, in Latham Room 125. Free pizza. Everyone welcome.

 

EARTH DAY EVENTS:

Join in the UNI Earth Day Celebration on Tuesday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., outside Maucker Union. Increase your environmental awareness by visiting displays, joining in games and activities and participating in an Earth Day scavenger hunt. April 20 and 21 tour UNI's power plant at 1:30 p.m. View the award-winning film, "America's Lost Landscapes: The Tallgrass Prairie," Thursday, April 20 in the CEEE’s auditorium at 7 p.m. Visit http://www.rrttc.uni.edu or call 3-3689 for more information.

 

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.

 

IMMIGRATION PANEL DISCUSSION:

Immigration will be the focal point of a panel discussion at the Center for Multicultural Education (109 MAU) on Tuesday, April 18, at 3:30 p.m. Visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/immigration_panel.htm for a list of invited speakers.

 

RUSSIAN FILM VIEWING:

Join the Russian Club in viewing "Peculiarities of National Hunting" Tuesday, April 18, at 8 p.m. in Seerley 115. A Finn joins a Russian hunting party. His flamboyant companions include an army general, a police detective, a local forest ranger (a devotee of Zen Buddhism) and some big-city types from St. Petersburg. Inevitably, their good intentions give way to endless drinking, visits to local farm girls and grand comedy.

 

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

 

STUDENT NATURE SOCIETY SPRING PLANT SALE:

Wednesday, April 19, in the UNI Biology Botanical Center from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Herbs, tropical plants and flowers will be for sale ranging in price from $1 to $4. For more information, contact Billie Hemmer at billie.hemmer@uni.edu

 

OFFICE OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS OPEN HOUSE:

Drop by Campbell Dining on Wednesday, April 19, between 9 a.m. and noon to see the new location of the Office of Business Operations. All faculty and staff are invited for treats, a tour and conversation. http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT WITH HALF-MASTED 3.2:

The final Thursdaze Movie Night will present the HALF-MASTED 3.2 comedy troupe at 8 p.m., followed by "Brokeback Mountain" at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Piazza Dining Center, located in Redecker Center. For more information, call 3-2683. 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

 

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/430.html

 

PERFORMING ARTS

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Claudia Russell will perform Monday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studio 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.

 

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 performing a program of varied choral literature on Tuesday, April 18, in the GBPAC Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. Brad Barrett and Nicole Lamartine, conductors. For tickets call the GBPAC Box Office at 3-7469 (SHOW)

 

ENSEMBLE RECITAL:

Percussion ensemble will perform with a special guest artist, Michael Austin, who will play the bodhran (Irish frame drum) in conjunction with the West African Drum ensemble Wednesday, April 19, in GBPAC Davis Hall at 8 p.m. Randy Hogancamp, conductor.

 

KUNI PRESENTS DRUMS & TUBA AT THE REVERB:

KUNI 90.9 FM continues its concert series at The Reverb in Cedar Falls with Drums & Tuba on Wednesday, April 19. This New York-based trio tapped a variety of musical traditions and experimentation to forge its eclectic identity. Their most recent release is 2005's "Battles Olé." Showtime is 9 p.m. Admission is $8. Contact The Reverb at 319-277-4404 for ticket information.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

FOURTH ANNUAL NMA GOLF OUTING:

The Northern Iowa Management Association is hosting its fourth annunal golf outing Saturday, April 22, at 9 a.m. at Fox Ridge Golf Course. It is a four person best shot tournament that pairs UNI students with local business professionals. Great food and prizes. Cost is $25 per student for 18 holes of golf and a cart. Sign-up is in CBB 231. E-mail Tarek@uni.edu with questions.

 

SCAVENGER HUNT :

Campus Activities Board is hosting 24 Hours of Sheer MADNESS Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22. Sign-up in the Student Involvement and Activities Center by noon Monday, April 17. Participate for a chance at $500 in prizes. This event is for UNI students only.

 

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.

 

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.


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