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Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007

NEWS:

CHANGE IN THANKSGIVING BREAK:

Beginning with the 2007 fall semester, no classes will be held Thanksgiving week, Nov. 19 through Nov. 23. Instruction resumes at 8 a.m., Monday, Nov. 26.

 

KOCH TAKES PROVOST POSITION AT NORTHERN MICHIGAN:

Susan Koch, UNI associate provost and dean of the Graduate College, has accepted the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northern Michigan University, beginning July 1. The process for determining replacements for her positions as dean and associate provost will be announced soon. For more information, visit http://newsbureau.nmu.edu/story.cfm?storyid=3631.

 

HY-VEE PURCHASING CARD:

Effective immediately, the Cedar Falls Hy-Vee will require an identification card similar to a charge card for all charges made at the Cedar Falls Hy-Vee. Cards will be issued in the university’s name specific to an individual or a department. The actual charge and payment process will not change from the current method. The process change is an effort to protect the university from individuals charging to our accounts without authorization. Forms to request cards are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/purchasing/index.shtml and must be approved by an appropriate department head or authorized individual.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR RAGBRAI AT UNI:

The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) is coming to UNI and Cedar Falls Wednesday, July 25. UNI is partnering with Cedar Falls to make RAGBRAI's overnight stop something to remember. The UNI effort is being led by Steve Carignan, Jan Hanish and John Goossen. Volunteers are needed for 20 different committees. For more information, or to volunteer, visit http://www.cedarfallstourism.org/whats_hot.asp.

 

MyUNI BLOGGERS IN THE NEWS:

UNI's student diaries, or Web logs, were featured on KGAN Channel 2's 10 p.m. newscast Wednesday, Feb. 14. The story highlighted the use of new technology in recruiting, along with the benefits of prospective students hearing from current students about college life. To read the blogs, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/myuni. To read the KGAN story, visit http://www.kgan.com/news/index.shtml.

 

ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE NEWSLETTER:

The Administration & Finance division newsletter is available at http://maple.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/documents/feb_news.pdf. It contains news and information about staff accomplishments and department activities.

 

FACULTY/GRADUATE STUDENT SUMMER TEACHING POSITIONS:

The Math and Science Upward Bound Program is currently hiring university faculty and graduate students for summer teaching positions. Teachers are needed for Spanish, biology, physics, chemistry and computer programming. Classes begin June 11 and continue to July 25. Classes are held MWF or TTH between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Latricia Hylton at latricia.hylton@uni.edu or (319) 433-1261.

 

CONSTRUCTION CLOSING MINNESOTA STREET PARKING:

The A parking spots, excluding handicap spots, on the west side of Minnesota Street are closed for Russell Hall renovation. The project is scheduled to run through August 2008. Questions should be directed to Facilities Planning at 3-2611. UNI contact: Bill Bonwell.

 

UNI UP CLOSE - A VISIT DAY FOR ADMITTED STUDENTS:

Friday, Feb. 16, will be a special day on campus, with more than 400 admitted students and 550 of their guests visiting. This event will bring more than 900 total guests to campus to make the final decision to attend UNI. Please show your Panther Pride on this day by wearing purple and welcoming these visitors. http://www.uni.edu/admissions/upclose

 

MERIT VACANCIES:

Merit Vacancies are available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp.

 

P&S JOB VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include program coordinator/greek life and program coordinator/campus activities. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

 
VALUE PRICING AT BLIMPIE'S:

The six-inch turkey sandwich at Blimpie has a new value price of $4.09 everyday. Have it made with your choice of toppings at Blimpie in Prexy’s at Maucker Union.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

RECOGNITION STRATEGIES FOR UNI EMPLOYEES:

"Giving Thanks! Recognition Strategies for UNI Employees" will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Maucker Union State College Room. Even if you do not manage staff, this session will help you learn how you can be part of the recognition revolution. To register, visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start;admin_group=HRTD, or call Robin at 3-3536.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS:

Learn the basics of starting a small business, including business structure, taxes and resources, from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20, in CBB 3. Registration is required. For more information, contact 3-7350 or katherine.cota@uni.edu.

 

TIAA CREF SEMINAR:

TIAA CREF will be hosting two financial-education seminars this semester. "IRA Opportunities - More Choices, More Flexibility, More Control" will take place at noon and 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the 23rd Street Market meeting room. This free educational seminar provides information on the tax benefits, eligibility requirements and investment options for the regular and Roth IRA's and GSRA's. To register, visit http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call (866) 842-2977, extension 7010. The seminar "Your Retirement Income Options" for people within 18 months of retirement, will be held in April. Details about this seminar will be announced soon.

 

STROKE RISK SCREENING:

The annual stroke risk screening will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, at the WRC, Room 104 (Wellness Resource Lab). Screenings for stroke, abdominal aorta, peripheral vascular disease and osteoporosis all for $70. Schedule appointments in advance by calling (877) 732-8258. Tests take 45 to 60 minutes. This screening is not eligible for insurance filing. For more information, contact deedra.dahlager@uni.edu or 3-7162.

 

WRS HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus everyday? Let Health Beat help you out. Lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year). Ask a fitness supervisor, or contact Kristy Leen, WRS Personal Fitness Coordinator at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS

RETIREMENT RECEPTION:

The Office of Disability Services is hosting a retirement reception for Jane Slykhuis from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, on the upper level of the Student Health Center. Jane has served UNI students for more than 20 years, including the past 12 years as coordinator of Disability Services.

 

BALANCED LIVING: BALANCED LOVING:

The National Family Caregivers Association, represented by UNI PRSSA in conjunction with Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging, is hosting an educational event for family caregivers in the Cedar Valley from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Holiday Inn on University Avenue. The conference, "Balanced Living: Balanced Loving," will give caregivers a chance to network and learn about the resources available to them. The event is free and open to any caregiver.

 

 

COFFEE-TASTING EVENTS AT CHATS:

Chats in Maucker Union will be the site for two coffee-tasting events from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20. Taste test the Roasterie blends to select the next signature blend to be served at Chats. Compare Chats air-roasted coffee with competitors' coffee. If you like coffee, your input in these taste tests is needed and appreciated.

 
SPRING BREAK SKIING TRIP:

A spring break skiing trip to Jackson Hole, Wyo., will take place Saturday, March 10, to Sunday, March 18. This trip includes five nights in the town of Jackson Hole and three days of skiing. We will also visit Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Badlands and Mt. Rushmore. The fee is $575 for students, $600 for faculty/staff and $625 for guests. A pre-trip meeting will take place at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the WRC, Room 174. Limit: eight. For more information, call 3-7163

 
DR. SEUSS WANTS YOU...TO CELEBRATE HIS BIRTHDAY:

This special event will take place Saturday, March 3, at the University Museum. Dr. Seuss costumes are encouraged. Kindergarteners through sixth-graders may be dropped off at 9 a.m. and picked up at noon. The fee is $10 for Friends' members; $12 nonmembers. RSVP by calling 3-2188 by Feb. 28.

 

ATHLETICS

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The UNI women's basketball team hosts Wichita State at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in McLeod Center. Women's basketball will play its final home game of the season against Missouri State at 2:05 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, in McLeod Center. Senior women's basketball players will be honored on Saturday, Feb. 17. The UNI women's tennis team hosts Upper Iowa at 1 p.m. and South Dakota State at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, at the Black Hawk Tennis Club. Women's tennis will host Chicago State at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Black Hawk Tennis Club. UNI track and field hosts the UNI-Dome Open Friday, Feb. 16. Events begin at 2 p.m.

EXHIBITS/FILMS:

FEBRUARY DISPLAYS AT ROD LIBRARY:

The displays feature Black History Month, the Holocaust and the 30th anniversary of UNI's Cooperative Education & Internship Program. For photographs and more information about library exhibits, visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE: 'THE HOLIDAY':

"The Holiday" starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL:

A screening of "Moolaadè" will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in SRL Room 115. "Moolaadè" is a film by the celebrated Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène, who depicts one woman's struggle to protect girls from the practice of genital mutilation. This film, a Cannes Film Festival award winner, is in Jula and French with English subtitles. Free admission. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/Films.htm.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

POETRY AND FICTION READING:

The English Department's Spring Reading Series continues with a poetry reading by Jane Lewty, assistant professor of English, and a fiction reading by Jason Selby, an M.A. student in creative writing. The reading will take place at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in Baker 161.

 

APPROACHING A DIFFICULT TOPIC: HOW TO DISCUSS THE HOLOCAUST:

A round-table discussion led by Racelle Weiman will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 3912 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls. Hosted by UNI Museums and UNI Gallery of Art. Free and open to the public.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Pablo Llerandi-Roman will discuss the effects of a professional development geoscience-education institute upon secondary school science teachers in Puerto Rico at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, in Latham 125.

 

MERYL NORTON HEARST LECTURE SERIES:

Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture and Five College 40th Anniversary Professor at Amherst College, will discuss "Who Owns the English Language?" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Stavans is an internationally known, award-winning cultural critic, linguist, translator and short-story writer. His work focuses on language, identity, politics and history. The lecture will be followed by a discussion and a book signing. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/hearst/.

 

LEONTYNE PRICE HONORED AT THE CME:

Leontyne Price, the American operatic voice of her time, celebrated her 80th birthday Saturday, Feb. 10. In recognition of her contributions to the world of music, you are invited to the CME to honor her from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25. The event, sponsored by the UNI School of Music's George Walker Society of Music, features an exhibit of her career through DVD presentation, books and recordings, with classical performances interspersed.

 

BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE: ENERGY EFFICIENT ALTERNATIVES:

From 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the CEEE Auditorium, Bill McAnally, an instructor at Iowa Central Community College, will provide an overview of several types of energy efficient building alternatives including structural insulated panels, advanced framing, frost-free foundations, ICF foundations and drainage planes. A live streaming video of the lecture will be available at http://www.uni.edu/ceee.

 

CIVILITY IN THE CLASSROOM:

From noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23, in the Student Involvement and Activities Center Conference Room (Maucker Union, second floor), Gerri Perreault and Catherine Zeman will host a discussion of civility in the classroom. What should be expected of students and professors in regard to civil behavior in the classroom? As educators, how do we best foster an environment of civility? If a particularly difficult environment develops through the course of a semester, what is the best way to handle it? How has modern technology, television viewing, and the age of “shock jock” journalism and video entertainment influenced the civility, or lack of civility, in college-age students? Join a roundtable discussion with colleagues to explore these issues. Sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Consortium. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at 3-2236 or heston@uni.edu.

 

CROW FORUM:

At noon, Monday, March 5, in the Maucker Union North Room, Xavier Escandell, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, will present "From Bolivia to Spain: Gendered Opportunities and Transnational Narratives of Loss." Women's and Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited for this informal presentation and discussion.

 

SAVE THE DATE:

David Vaughan, Merce Cunningham Dance Company archivist, will discuss "The Visual Art of Movement" from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, March 19, in the Kamerick Auditorium. The company performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the GBPAC. For more information, visit http://www.gbpac.com/season/artists/merce.shtml.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

KUNI PRESENTS MARTY STUART AT THE MILL IN IOWA CITY:

On Friday, Feb. 16, the KUNI Presents Concert Series goes on the road to Iowa City with Marty Stuart at The Mill. Stuart is country music’s renaissance man. He has scored six top-10 hits, one platinum and five gold albums, and four Grammy Awards. He has made lasting music as a front man and in collaboration with virtually every major roots music figure of his era, from Lester Flatt to Johnny Cash to Bob Dylan. Showtime is 8 p.m. Admission is $15 in advance, $20 day of show. Contact The Mill at (319) 351-9529 for tickets.

 

TALLCORN JAZZ FESTIVAL HOSTS KENNY WERNER:

The Tallcorn Jazz Festival -- 56th Annual Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz -- will take place on Friday and Saturday Feb. 16 and 17. Performances on both nights begin at 7:15 p.m. in the GBPAC Great Hall. Half Note Records recording artist and distinguished jazz pianist Kenny Werner will appear with UNI Jazz Band One and more. Ticket prices: $10 adults, $5 students & senior citizens. For tickets, contact the GBPAC Box Office at 3-7469 or visit http://www.unitix.uni.edu.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY FAMILY CONCERT:

Members of Dance by Aimee will perform colorful ballet alongside the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra for Fantasia...LIVE! featuring music from Disney's original film and its 2000 sequel. Tickets to the Feb. 18, 2 p.m. performance at the GBPAC are $10 for adults; $5 for students. Call 3-SHOW or visit http://wcfsymphony.org.

 

GUEST ARTIST OFFERS MASTER CLASS:

Susan Rider, prominent trumpeter and UNI graduate, will offer a master class at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Rider is a member of the trumpet/cornet section of "The President’s Own" United States Marine Band, Chamber Orchestra, and Chamber Ensembles in Washington, D.C. This event is free to the public.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Elisa Korenne will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Elisa’s performing experience spans pop-rock and funk-rock bands, an Israeli blues band, a cappella singing groups, theater and, most recently, the pop-rock-folk troubadour tradition. Her debut album, "Favorite," was selected as one of the Top 50 Indie Releases of 2005 by Singer & Musician magazine. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: FACULTY ARTIST SHOWCASE AND RECEPTION:

Spotlight Series: Faculty Artist Showcase will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the GBPAC Great Hall. Featuring performances by several UNI School of Music faculty artists, the style selections for the evening will include jazz, opera, classical and more. The performance will be followed by a reception sponsored by the Friends of the GBPAC. Ticket prices: $8 adults, $7 senior citizens, $6 non-UNI students and free for UNI students with uCard. For tickets, contact the GBPAC Box Office at 3-7469 or visit http://www.unitix.uni.edu.

 

AIN'T I A WOMAN! THE CORE ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE:

This event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in Russell Hall. The show celebrates the lives of four African-American women, including Sojourner Truth, Zora Neale Hurston, Clementine Hunter and Fannie Lou Hamer. The performance is drawn from the spirit of the Deep South, Jazz Age and contemporary concert music by African-Americans. Sponsored by CME. For more information, call 3-2250.

 

TRUMPET RECITAL:

Faculty artist Randy Grabowski will perform with guest artist trumpeter Susan Rider at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free to the public.

 

QUEEN IDA AND THE BON TEMPS ZYDECO BAND:

This performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the GBPAC. This high-energy performance is sponsored by Signs and Designs. The lobby will be transformed into a jazz club with live music. Keep people guessing by wearing your best Mardi Gras mask. Prepare your tastebuds for a traditional New Orleans-style meal. Find a baby in your King Cake and you'll be crowned king or queen of the ball! Preshow activities begin at 6 p.m. and the preshow meal includes shrimp creole on rice, crescent roll, king cake, coffee and iced tea. For tickets, call 3-4tix.

 

'THE WRESTLING SEASON':

"The Wrestling Season," by Laurie Brooks, will take place Thursday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, Feb. 25, and Wednesday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 4, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. A group of high-school students wrestle, both realistically and metaphorically, with the rumor, social structure, assumptions and truths shared and exchanged among themselves. Recommended for ages 13 and above. Presented by Theatre UNI and Sturgis Youth Theatre. Tickets: $12 adults, $8 youth, and free for UNI students. For more information, call 3-6381 or visit http://www.theatreuni.com.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

NEWSPAPER PILOT PROJECT:

The pilot project for newspapers on campus runs from Monday, Feb. 12, through Friday, March 9. The Des Moines Register, New York Times and Waterloo Courier are participating. Students may pick up free newspapers in Maucker Union by the ATM machine, in CBB Room 101 and the SEC second-floor lounge. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or perreault@uni.edu.

 

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT FOR STUDENTS:

Math and Science Upward Bound is looking for math and science majors and minors for summer teaching assistants and tutor mentors. The tentative dates of the summer program are June 4 through July 29. Training begins June 4. Teaching assistants are paid $1,000 to $1,200 and work 15 to 17 hours per week. Tutor mentors are paid $1,800 to $2,200 based on experience and reside in the dormitory. Tutor mentors may not be enrolled in summer classes. For an application, contact Latricia Hylton at 319-433-1261 or latricia.hylton@uni.edu.

 

WINTER TEACHER INSTITUTE:

On Friday, Feb. 16, faculty at Price Laboratory School will host UNI Teacher Education students at the semi-annual Teacher Institute. They will present nearly 50 different workshop sessions on various aspects of teaching across all curricular areas and activities. Sessions will cover topics from all areas of high school and middle school, as well as elementary and special education, including instructional strategies, classroom management, collaboration, teaching across the curriculum and motivation. There also will be specialized sessions geared for specific grade levels and content areas. The Teacher Institute, which runs from 8 a.m. through 2 p.m., is free for UNI Teacher Education students. A complete listing of sessions and times, as well as registration materials, is available at http://www.pls.uni.edu Click on the "Teacher Institute" link.

 

VOLUNTEER AND BE A ROCK STAR IN THE CEDAR VALLEY:

The American Humanics Student Association and the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley are hosting a Volunteer Blitz through Friday, Feb. 16. Throughout the week students can sign up to attend a training/information session about various nonprofit organizations. The following week, the organizations will hold sessions on campus at scheduled times. Organizations are listed on the Facebook group Volunteer Blitz and also at http://www.vccv.org. Post a message in the discussion or on the wall of the Facebook group saying which session you want to attend and your contact information. For more information, e-mail jvernoy@uni.edu.

 

RESUMANIA:

Come enjoy free food, have your resume critiqued and get information on what employers are seeking. Students who bring a resume will be entered in a grand-prize drawing. Resumania will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Maucker Union Ballroom B. For more information contact Academic Advising & Career Services at 3-6857 or visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/advising/events/resumania.pdf.

 

CAREERS WITH NUTRITION:

UNI does not have a dietetics program, but does offer nutrition courses for students with a variety of career interests. A panel discussion will be held for those interested in learning more about pursuing a nutrition-related education at UNI, from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the WRC Room 252. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/advising/events/nutrition.pdf.

 

DANCE MASTER CLASS OFFERED:

Orchesis Dance Company will present a master class in musical theatre/jazz dance style with Tom Pardoe at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in the WRC 185/187. Please wear black dance wear and jazz shoes. Learn an original Broadway audition for "Chicago." Cost is $3 for UNI students and $5 for non-students. Exact amount or checks are accepted. For more information contact Michelle Ozmun at 3-3560.

 


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