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Thursday, April 20, 2006

NEWS

MUMPS PUBLIC HEALTH BULLETIN ISSUED:

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has issued a public health bulletin about mumps. Two key messages: 1) practice good hygiene, and 2) check your immunization records to ensure you are properly vaccinated. The IDPH says most health insurance plans cover the immunization cost.
http://www.idph.state.ia.us/adper/common/pdf/mumps/mass_gathering_policy_041806.pdf

 
KUDOS:

See the latest edition of KUDOS at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/kudos/archive/2006/april20.shtml

 

REWARD FOR LOST PURSE:

A UNI student lost a small handbag with black and gray checks with a tan wallet inside of it. She is traveling abroad and needs her identification. Call 515-681-9335 or e-mail ddwj14@uni.edu if you have found it. (Or turn it into the campus police.)

 

NEW RESERVE LISTS FOR MAY TERM/SUMMER DUE:

It is time to submit your request for new items to put on reserve for May term/summer semester. We need your May term/summer 2006 request by Monday, May 1, to guarantee that your materials will be ready for checkout the first day of classes. An online submission form is available at http://www.library.uni.edu/msc/reserve/subform.shtml Contact Gail or Julie at libmsc@uni.edu or by calling 3-6002 if you have questions.

 

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT'S NEW LOCATION:

The Human Resources Department has moved to a new location in Commons 121. The entrance to the office is located on the northwest side of Commons. Services provided include benefits, employee and labor relations, P&S and Merit employment, HR information systems, and training and career development. The campus mail code remains the same - 0034. http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs

 

COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY CENTER AUCTION:

On Thursday, April 27, UNI will hold a surplus equipment auction at 2 p.m. in the Community Technology Center (3rd floor) in the Squire Square Building at 722 Water St., Waterloo. Available items include computer lab furniture, computer equipment, office desks and chairs and two projectors. Paid parking is available in the nearby city ramps and lots. More sale information and photos are available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/auctioninfo.shtml A picture ID is required to obtain a bidding number. Buyers are responsible for removal from the building by noon on Friday, April 28. Payment must be made in cash (good check) before removal. Call Vince at 3-3527 with questions.

 

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 farthest 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 more information, 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

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

INTRODUCTION TO ACCESS WORKSHOP:

ITS-Educational Technology is offering a three-hour Introduction to Access workshop on Monday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. For more details, visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/all.html#Microsoft%20Office

 

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 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 to participants. Contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu or Christine Canning at 3-3314, ADP co-chairs.

 
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.

 
SEXUAL HARASSMENT WORKSHOP:

A sexual harassment 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

 

EVENTS  

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

UNI track & field will host the UNI Twilight at the Mark Messersmith Outdoor Track & Field Complex (corner of 19th Street 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.

 

CEDAR VALLEY ENERGY USE AND PRODUCTION DISCUSSION:

Glenn Cannon, Waverly Light & Power; Jim Krieg, Cedar Falls Utilities; and Peter Hamlin, MidAmerican Energy, will discuss future energy use and production in the Cedar Valley. The presentation will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the CEEE auditorium, Room 11.  This discussion is the final presentation of the 2006 Sustainability Series, supported by Cedar Falls Utilities, focusing on energy issues from local to global. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/news/sustainability_series/sustainableseries.htm

 

HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER:

Join the Russian Club in viewing "The Hunt for Red October" Tuesday, April 25, at 8 p.m. in Seerley 115. Based on the best-selling novel by Tom Clancy, this film tells the story of Captain Marko Ramius, the skipper of the Soviet Union's newest nuclear submarine. The story is an action packed techno-thriller.

 

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.

 

FIRST ANNUAL CEDAR FALLS/WATERLOO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS BENEFIT WALK:

The UNI Student Athletic Trainers’ Organization and the National MS Society have teamed up to host the first annual Cedar Falls/Waterloo Multiple Sclerosis Benefit Walk. The three-mile walk will be Saturday, April 29, at 10 a.m. and begins at the Gateway Celebration Shelter, Cedar Falls. Registration is free and everyone is welcome to participate. For more information, visit http://www.nationalmssociety.org or contact Katie Hughes at kh529389@uni.edu

 

48th ANNUAL RECOGNITION BREAKFAST:

Come say goodbye to retiring coworkers at the Annual Recognition Breakfast. Purchase tickets for $6.50 from the Cashier's office. The breakfast is at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, April 29, in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. To view the list of honorees, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/435.html Contact Melanie Richter at 3-6078 for further information.

 

UNDERSTANDING RACIAL DISPARITIES IN CHILD WELFARE AND JUVENILE JUSTICE:

A training opportunity for human service providers and community residents will be Monday, May 1, at The Neighborhood Hub, Fourth and Newell streets, Waterloo. The workshop is from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. There is a $20 charge for the workshop. Make the check payable to Public Policy and send to campus mail code 0137. Presenters are Salome Raheim and Brad Richardson, University of Iowa. For more information, contact Al Hays at 3-2910 or allen.hays@uni.edu

 

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

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 on Friday, April 21, at 6 p.m. in Russell Hall Auditorium. Tony Brown and Jason Shadrick, conductors.

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN PORTFOLIO NIGHT:

The UNI Department of Art will host its annual graphic design student portfolio night from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 21, in the first floor lobby of KAB South.

 

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. The group will offer 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:

On Saturday, April 22, at 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.

 

SUZUKI SCHOOL CONCERT:

NI Junior Orchestra will present their spring concert Sunday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall. Free and open to the public.

 

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.

 

ENSEMBLE CONCERT:

Wind Symphony with Chamber Singers, Concert Chorale, and Freshmen Cantorei present the Hidas' Requiem Monday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in GBPAC Great Hall. Ronald Johnson, conducting.

 

FACULTY RECITAL:

Julia Trahan, viola and Kui-Im Lee, organ, will perform Tuesday, April 25, at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Jebe Hall.

 

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

GBPAC STUDENT TICKET OFFER:

Come get a sneak peak at the 2006-07 season at the GBPAC and be one of the first to order tickets on Tuesday, April 25, 8 p.m., GBPAC lobby. Don’t wait and be surprised when some shows are sold out in the fall. Plus, students get 50% off adult tickets. Free drinks and snacks. Season announcement at 8:30 p.m.

 

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.

 

 


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