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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

NEWS

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

 

SIGN UP FOR G LOT LOTTERY BY JULY 14:

Forty-eight "G" parking permits will be sold for 2006-2007. These spaces will be located in the two furthest north rows of the Gilchrist A lot. This is being done to accommodate the loss of the Gilchrist G lot sometime this summer due to construction at Gilchrist and the Greenhouse. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/434.html

 

STAFF TRAINING GRANTS - DEADLINE:

Staff training grant applications for summer session classes are due by 4:30 p.m., Monday, May 8. Applications may be accessed via the forms repository at http://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml#S Completed forms can be mailed to Human Resource Services, mail code 0034, or brought to 121 Commons. For questions, call Michelle Byers at 3-6432.

 

SPECIAL OFFER TO FACULTY AND STAFF:

Faculty and staff are invited to take advantage of a special offer, through May 15, to purchase an engraved brick in UNI's Memorial Garden for $50. Honor a retiree, student or family member with this unique opportunity. Proceeds benefit the Senior Challenge 2006 project. For more information, visit
http://www.uni-foundation.org/seniorchallenge/index.shtml

 

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.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

P&S JOB OPENINGS:

Vacancies at the P&S level include program associate/Camp Adventure and student health clinic physician. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

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.

 
TEACHING-LEARNING CONSORTIUM:

A volunteer group of faculty and other interested individuals will meet Thursday, April 20, at 3:30 p.m., to tour the 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.

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT WORKSHOP:

A sexual harassment theatre workshop, involving realistic situations of workplace conflict and harassment, will be offered Thursday, April 20, from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., in SEC 247. Gwenne Culpepper, UNI associate director for compliance and equity management, and Lt. Colonel Chris Lukasiewicz, head of the UNI Department of Military Science-ROTC, will make brief presentations. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu

 

GRANT SEEKING AND WRITING TIPS:

The Office of Sponsored Programs is hosting the fourth in a monthly series of brown bag lunches Thursday, April 20, from noon to 1 p.m., in Lang 115. The topic will be "Demystifying Money: Simplifying the Grant Budgeting Process." RSVP to 3-3217 or to osp@uni.edu

 
ROD LIBRARY RESERVE REINSTATEMENTS DUE:

Professors who currently have items on reserve and want them on reserve for the May term and/or the summer semester, should fill out a Reserve Reinstatement form, attach an item list, and return both to the Rod Library Reserve Desk (mail code 3675). Printable and electronic submission forms are available at http://www.library.uni.edu/msc/reserve/subform.shtml Deadline is Friday, April 28.

 

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
 

EVENTS  

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

UNI softball will take on the South Dakota State Jackrabbits in a doubleheader at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 at Panther Park.

UNI track & field will play host to the UNI Twilight at the Mark Messersmith Outdoor Track & Field Complex (corner of 19th St. and Hudson) on Saturday, April 22. The field events will start at 1 p.m. and the track events will begin at 3 p.m.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

INTERNATIONAL LECTURE ON GLOBALIZATION:

Paul Kellermann, professor of sociology, University of Klagenfurt, Austria, will present "Major Steps of Historic Globalization into the Global Age," Wednesday, April 19, at 3:30 p.m. in 115 Seerley. 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.

 

THIS IS WHAT A FEMINIST LOOKS LIKE:

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.

 

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

 

KAPPA DELTA PI T-SHIRT SALE:

T-Shirts and other gifts will be available at the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society sale in the 2nd floor Schindler Lobby Tuesday and Wednesday, April 18 and 19, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit KDP Education and Service Projects.

 

SCIENCE EDUCATION DISCUSSION:

Jeff Weld, Department of Biology, will discuss "Crossing the Rubicon: Science Teaching and Learning 21st Century Style," April 20, 4 to 5:30 p.m., in MSH 103. This guided conversation will focus on research and innovation relevant to the teaching and learning of science at the college level, with a focus on opportunities, innovations and constraints in the science classrooms at UNI.

 

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 Redeker Center. For more information, call 3-2683. Sponsored by Campus Activities Board.

 

HONORS RESEARCH CONFERENCE:

Senior honors students and presidential scholars will present their thesis research projects Saturday, April 22. The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Lang Hall second-floor auditorium lounge with a welcome by Susan Koch. Following will be four concurrent sessions of research presentations. For a list of presenters and times, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/433.html All sessions are in Lang Hall, Rooms 208, 211, 222, and 223. Presentations are open to the public.

 

UNI/ROTC AWARDS CEREMONY:

The Department of Military Science at UNI invites you to its annual awards ceremony Friday, April 21 at 2 p.m. in the West Gym. A reception will follow.

 

UNI HIV/AIDS COALITION:

The UNI HIV/AIDs Coalition will meet Thursday, April 27, from 12:20 to 1 p.m. in WRC Room 220. This is an educational organization committed to raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and to advocate for those affected by the AIDS pandemic. Membership is open to all interested individuals. For more information, contact Anathalie Mukagasana at sugira@uni.edu or call (319) 504-7158.

 

UNI MEN'S GOLF SPECTACULAR:

The UNI Men's Golf Spectacular will be Monday, May 15 at Beaver Hills Country Club. The two-person best shot is a 12:30 p.m. shot-gun start. The entry fee of $105 includes golf, cart, dinner, program, shirt and more. To register, call Nate Clayberg at 3-3860 or visit http://www.unipanthers.com and click the "UNI Golf Tour" link. This year's Women's Golf Spectacular will be Tuesday, July 18, also at Beaver Hills. To register, call Nate at 3-3860.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

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. Its 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.

 

BIBLE BEATER/BRA BURNER:

April 20 through 22, 7:30 p.m., in Lang 40. Written and directed by Jennifer Freitag. Seating is first come, first served. Mature content.

 

ENSEMBLE CONCERT:

The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra presents Lovelock's "Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra," featuring Christian Anderson; a Beethoven Overture; and, Brahms' "Symphony No. 1, Op. 68 in C minor." Anderson is the trumpet winner, UNI Instrumental Concerto Competiton 2005-06. Thursday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in GBPAC Great Hall. Rebecca Burkhardt, director.

 

JAZZ BAND III AND COMBOS:

They will perform Jones' "Mean What You Say," Hagans' "Immediate Left," Duke Ellington and Irving Mills' "The Mooche and Mingus," "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" and other tunes, Friday, April 21, at 6 p.m. in Russell Hall Auditorium. Tony Brown and Jason Shadrick, conductors.

 

UNI VARSITY MEN'S GLEE CLUB:

On Friday, April 21, the School of Music Spotlight Series will present the UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club offering a program from its spring tour to England, Ireland and Wales, at 7:30 p.m., in GBPAC Great Hall. Brad Barrett, conductor. For tickets call the GBPAC box office at 273-7469 (SHOW).

 

UNI YOUNG PEOPLES DANCE THEATRE INFORMANCE:

YPDT presents its annual Informance Saturday, April 22, at 2 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Under the direction of UNI students, children from local elementary schools will share their creative dances in an informal and informational performance. General admission is $1 at the door. For more information, visit "concerts," link at http://www.uni.edu/dance

 

GAELIC STORM AT GBPAC:

Saturday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.
Gaelic Storm is bringing its non-stop, high-intensity, power-packed show back to the Gallagher-Bluedorn. The ensemble continues to make headlines and dazzle audiences around the world long after its memorable appearance as the steerage band in James Cameron’s "Titanic." Show off your moves during this dance floor event. The Claddaugh School of Irish Dance will be jiving in the lobby at 6:45 p.m.

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Guitarist Beth Wood will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, April 24, in KUNI's third floor studios in the CAC. Wood is an established singer/songwriter from Texas with six independent releases. Admission is $3, free for children under 12.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY:

Local salsa band Orquesta Alto Maiz joins the symphony for an evening of Latin rhythms (including brand new orchestral arrangements) Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, at 7:30 p.m. at GBPAC. For tickets, call 3-SHOW or visit http://www.wcfsymphony.org

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

SUMMER TUTORS WANTED:

The UNI Upward Bound Math and Science Program is looking for male science, math or technology majors to serve as tutor mentors for the six week Summer Enrichment Program. Tutor mentors travel with students and supervise all students activities. To apply, contact Karla Whitney at 319-433-1260 and request an application. Application deadline date is Monday, May 1.

 
FOURTH ANNUAL NMA GOLF OUTING:

The Northern Iowa Management Association is hosting its fourth annual 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. Students will 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.

 


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