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Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007
NEW E-MAIL SYSTEM TO BE IMPLEMENTED OVER SPRING BREAK:
UNI will migrate all existing e-mail accounts to a new e-mail system, Collaboration Suite, the first weekend of spring break. Campus e-mail will be unavailable beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, March 9. The new system should be available by the start of business on Monday, March 12. E-mail received during the conversion will be delivered once the new system is up and running. This new system will provide all UNI faculty, staff, students and emeritus employees with improved e-mail capabilities, and e-mail quotas will increase for all students. The current Web-based e-mail options (Mailman and MailSpinner) will be replaced by two new full-featured Web mail clients. All e-mail users will be required to create a new password for Collaboration Suite through MyUNIverse after conversion is complete. For more information and status updates, see http://www.uni.edu/its/collab.
UNI UP CLOSE: FEEDBACK REQUESTED:
The Feb. 16 UNI Up Close event was a success. More than 350 admitted students attended. Everyone who was involved heard great things from these students and their families. Your feedback is appreciated as we plan for future events. Please provide comments and suggestions at http://www.uni.edu/admissions/upclose/facultystaff/feedback/.
AAUW DISTINGUISHED FACULTY AWARD:
The American Association of University Women of Iowa is accepting nominations for the AAUW Distinguished Faculty Award. This recognition will acknowledge a faculty member’s contributions toward gender equity in education. AAUW invites nominations of both emerging, as well as senior scholars, from private and state colleges and universities and from two-year institutions. Applications must include three letters of recommendation and other supporting information, and are due March 31. Applicants do not need to be AAUW members. The award will be presented at the annual state conference Saturday, April 21, in Marshalltown. For an application form, contact Laura Browne at (641) 752-4643 or email@example.com or Victoria DeFrancisco at 3-7219 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING FINALS TICKETS:
As part of UNI's exclusive sponsorship of the high school wrestling and boy's and girl's basketball tournaments in Des Moines, a limited number of tickets are available for the 2007 State Wrestling Grand March & Finals. The event is at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Six tickets are available - first come, first served. To place your request, contact email@example.com.
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.
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.
PAPER PRODUCTS DRIVE:
Help support the women at the Cedar Valley Friends of the Family shelter and donate paper towels, paper napkins, sanitary items for women, tissues, etc. You can drop off items in residence hall offices until Saturday, Feb. 24. Sponsored by Circle K. For more information, e-mail Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WORDS OF WELLNESS NEWSLETTER:
The February Words of Wellness, an employee newsletter published by Wellness and Recreation Services, is posted online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/. To receive a hard copy of each issue, contact email@example.com or 3-6921.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (319) 433-1261.
P&S JOB VACANCIES:
Vacancies at the P&S level include video producer/editor/videographer. 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.
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.
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.
BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILE (BCP):
Blood Chemistry Profiles will be available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the WRC Main Corridor. Blood is drawn to test for 23 components including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, blood sugar, iron, etc. Cost is $20 for BCP, $10 extra for PSA and $5 extra for TSH. Pay by cash or check only. To schedule an appointment, call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119. Brought to you by Wellness & Recreation Services.
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 email@example.com or 3-7162. For details, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec and click on "Upcoming Events."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Men's basketball plays its final home game of the season hosting Illinois State at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in McLeod Center. Tennis hosts Western Illinois at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at the Black Hawk Tennis Club. The Panthers host Eastern Illinois at noon, Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Black Hawk Tennis Club.
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.
THURSDAZE MOVIE: 'CASINO ROYALE':
Starring Daniel Craig, Eva Green and Mads Mikkelsen. In his first mission, James Bond must stop Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorist organizations, from winning a high-stakes poker tournament at Casino Royale in Montenegro. Showtimes are at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free refreshments provided.
RACE IS NOT A CARD: CHALLENGING RACISM, PRIVILEGE AND WHITE DENIAL IN AMERICA:
A video replay will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the CME (109 MAU). The keynote Speaker is Tim Wise, one of the most prominent anti-racist writers/activists in the U.S. He has spoken in 48 states, on more than 400 college campuses and trained teachers, corporate, government, media and law enforcement officials. Come learn more about what makes us alike and different. Sponsored by the CME. For more information, contact 3-2250.
MERCE CUNNINGHAM DANCE CO. RESIDENCY ACTIVITIES:
Merce Cunningham, a prominent figure in contemporary arts, has performed and choreographed modern dance for more than 50 years. A multi-disciplinary artist, Merce has collaborated with musician John Cage, visual artist Robert Rauschenberg and dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov. Residency activities include showing of the film "Merce Cunningham: A Lifetime of Dance" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Kamerick Auditorium. For more information, visit http://www.gbpac.com/season/artists/merce.shtml.
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/.
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 email@example.com.
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.
EATING DISORDER PRESENTATION:
Eating Disorders affect men as well as women. A disc jocky from a popular local radio station and an Allen nursing student will share their stories of struggle and recovery at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in SEC 246. For more information, contact Joan Thompson, WRS health educator, at 3-2198 or the National Eating Disorder Association at http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org.
OPPOSING VIEWS: SHOULD UNI SELL SWEATSHOP-PRODUCED APPAREL?:
"Should UNI sell sweatshop-produced apparel?" is the topic for a pro and con discussion from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Seerley 115. Talking points for both sides will be provided. Sponsored by UNI American Democracy Project's Civic Discourse and Opposing Views series. The purpose of the series is to encourage civil dialogue on current controversies. For more information, call 3-6898 or firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/468.html.
Professor Kanago, Co-Coordinator of the Economics Seminar Series at UNI, invites the public to attend the presentation of a study called "Assessing the Evidence that a Locally Undesirable Land Use Adversely Affects Nearby House Values: The Case of Swine CAFOs in Iowa" by Professors Hans Isakson (economics) and Mark Ecker (mathematics). The presentation will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in CBB Room 229. This paper reports the results of an analysis of the impact of swine confined animal feedings operations (CAFOs) on local housing values in Black Hawk County. For more information, contact Kanago at 3-2951.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL YOUTH ORCHESTRA:
The annual spring concert of the Northern Iowa Youth Orchestra will take place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This orchestra features ninth through 12th grade students from the area, performing under the direction of Jason Weinberger. This event is free to the public.
LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Tom Feldmann will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC PIANO FESTIVAL:
The UNI School of Music Piano Festival will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Coordinated by Professor of Piano and Collaborative Piano Chair Robin Guy, this festival is an opportunity to learn more about piano at UNI. This event is free to the public.
UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC CHORAL INVITATIONAL FESTIVAL:
The UNI School of Music Choral Invitational Festival will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in the GBPAC Great Hall. Led by Assistant Professor in Choral Conducting and Music Education Brad Barrett, this festival (including performances) is an opportunity to learn more about choral groups at UNI. This event is free to the public.
SPOTLIGHT SERIES: NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:
The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 in the GBPAC Great Hall. Rebecca Burkhardt will direct the evening's concert, featuring some 70 UNI student musicians. This event is ticketed. Ticket prices at $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, $6 for non UNI students and free for UNI students with their uCard. For more information, contact the GBPAC Box Office at 3-7469 or visit http://www.unitix.uni.edu.
THE WRECKERS IN CONCERT AT UNI:
Panther Productions presents The Wreckers in concert with special guests The Wrights, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in the West Gym. Tickets are $15 for students (limit two tickets per student) and $20 for general public. Tickets go on sale Feb. 26 at all UNITix locations (UNI-Dome and GBPAC), by phone 3-4Tix or online at http://www.tickets.uni.edu.
THE GRAFFITO ONLINE NEWSLETTER:
The Graduate College is pleased to announce the release of the newest issue of The Graffito online newsletter.
UNI Connection offers scholarships for undergraduate students whose education has been interrupted by family or other responsibilities. Applicants must plan to enroll for six hours per semester. Application guidelines and forms can be obtained at the UNI Financial Aid Office or at http://www.uni.edu/finaid. Application materials must be received by March 31.
CAREER PEER ADVISORS WANTED:
Outgoing, energetic and enthusiastic students are invited to apply for Academic Advising & Career Services Career Peer Advisor positions for 2007-08. Assist students with resume critiques, mock interviews, outreach and workshop presentations. Excellent training program provided. Peers are paid $8 per hour and work 10 hours a week. Application forms (due March 9) are at: http://www.uni.edu/acs.
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 email@example.com.
STUDY ABROAD IN SPAIN:
Considering studying abroad in Spain? Come learn about Spanish culture from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. For more information, contact Study Abroad at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-7078.
STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION ON CAMPUS:
Guest speaker and Student Conservation Association Alumna Beth McCarthy will visit UNI Thursday, Feb. 22 and Friday, Feb. 23, to speak with students, faculty and staff. Learn about internship opportunities nationwide where students can gain hands-on experience in the field while giving something back to the world. General informational sessions will take place at 5 and 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, in MSH, Room 001. Sponsored by the Student Nature Society. Information tables will be set up in SEC and MSH on both days. For more information, visit http://www.thesca.org or contact Joan Smothers at email@example.com or 3-6044.
FREE FLIGHTS FOR STUDY ABROAD:
The American Institute For Foreign Study is offering a free flight promotion for fall 2007 to Hungary, China, Russia and France. Students can save $600 to $1,200. The application deadline is March 15. For more information contact the Study Abroad Office at 3-7073.
UNI ENTREPRENEURSHIP SYMPOSIUM:
The UNI Entrepreneurship Symposium will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in Maucker Union. This year's featured speaker, Linda Lundstrom Cook, will discuss being a financial planner focusing on high net-worth individuals and being a female small business owner. The entrepreneurial panel talks about starting a small business and takes questions from students about how to be entrepreneurs. To register, visit http://www.jpec.org/entresymp.htm. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3-7350.
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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