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Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007

NEWS:

RAGBRAI CAMPING/HOUSING REQUESTS:

Requests for RAGBRAI camping/housing space on the UNI campus will not be taken until May 1. Questions about camping/housing should be referred to Kim Burger at the Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitors Bureau at 268-4266 or committee@cedarfallsragbrai.org.

 

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 for planning future events. Please provide comments and suggestions at http://www.uni.edu/admissions/upclose/facultystaff/feedback/.

 

AND THE FREE HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING FINALS TICKET WINNERS ARE:

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 were offered in Tuesday's UNI Online. Ticket winners are Brent Maitland and Sherri Baldwin.

 

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 here one 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.cedarfallsragbrai.org/.

 

UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING:

The next University Faculty Senate meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m., Monday, Feb. 26, in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. Meetings are open.

 

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 kathy.green@uni.edu or 3-6921.

 

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

ASSESSMENT -- REASONS, RESOURCES AND ROADS TO THE FUTURE:

What is happening with assessment at UNI? Why the big fuss? And, how do we move toward the next decade? Donna Vinton, director of Academic Assessment, will discuss these questions and others brought by participants from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the ITTC 125/126. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at 3-2236 or heston@uni.edu. Sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Consortium.

 
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.

 

NEW WebCT CE6 WORKSHOPS:

Starting Friday, March 23, ITS-Educational Technology is offering four workshops that will show you how to build a course in WebCT CE6. These workshops are for faculty members who are using the current version of WebCT or for those who have never used WebCT before. WebCT allows faculty to create online courseware as a supplement to an existing face-to-face course, or create a course that is completely online. For dates and times, visit http://webct.uni.edu/support/workshops.htm. To register, call 3-2309.

 

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

ENCHILADA LUNCHEON:

The Hispanic Latino Student Union will host an enchilada luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the CME. The entree includes two cheese enchiladas, rice, beans and a drink for $5.50. The food will be homemade, and everyone is welcome. For more information, e-mail yvettep@uni.edu.

 

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION EVENTS NEXT WEEK IN MAUCKER UNION:

Attend the customer appreciation carnival at Prexy’s, Chats and Essentials in Maucker Union Monday, Feb. 26, through Friday, March 2. The event will include discounts, games, prizes and daily specials. Stop by for cotton candy on Monday and snow cones on Thursday.

 

KAPPA DELTA PI T-SHIRT SALE:

T-shirts, sweatshirts, scrubs, buttons and bumperstickers are all for sale to support the education and service projects of Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, and Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the SEC second-floor lobby.

 

ATHLETICS

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Men's basketball plays its final home game of the season against 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.

 

EXHIBITS/FILMS:

LAST CHANCE TO VISIT 'JUSTICE ILLUMINATED: THE ART OF ARTHUR SZYK' AT THE UNI GALLERY OF ART:

"Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk" is an art exhibition and historical survey of the work of Szyk, a Polish immigrant to the U.S., who in the 1940s created propaganda art to call the world’s attention to Nazi atrocities in Europe. Sponsored by Humanities Iowa and Veridian Credit Union in association with the UNI Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

 

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.

 

FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL:

The film "Delwende" will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in SRL 115. Set in Burkina Faso, "Delwende" is based on a true story about a woman driven out of her village after being wrongly accused of being a witch. The film focuses on the human costs of traditional practices and women’s struggle for justice. The film is in French and Moore with English subtitles. Free admission. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/Films.htm.

 

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.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

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.

 

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 perreault@uni.edu, http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/468.html.

 

MULTICULTURALISM IN HONORS:

The University Honors Program is hosting a program on "Multiculturalism in Honors" at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 1, in the CME (109 MAU). Faculty and staff are invited to learn more about the Honors Program and how they can help foster increased diversity in honors. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact the Honors Program at 3-3175.

 

SPOTLIGHT ON EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY:

Find out about the challenges pre-K through 12 teachers face as they integrate technology and new science- and/or math-based programs into the classroom while still meeting their school’s need to increase student achievement. Award-winning projects, spotlight gallery table displays, spotlight presentations and UNI faculty teaching innovations will be presented from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Sponsored by ITS-Educational Technology. For more information, contact Doreen Hayek at doreen.hayek@uni.edu or 3-7300.

 

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.

 

'THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE UNITED STATES OF EUROPE':

"The United States of America and the United States of Europe" will be presented by T. R. Reid, Washington Post's Rocky Mountain bureau chief, at 7 p.m. Monday, March 5, in Lang Auditorium. Reid will discuss the state of the European Union and its political, economic and social implications for the United States. With 470 million people in 25 countries, the EU has become the world's biggest single market, with more people, more wealth, more trade, and far more foreign aid donations to developing nations than the U.S. Reid is one of the nation's best-known correspondents through his coverage of global affairs for the Post, his books and films and his light-hearted commentaries on National Public Radio.The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a discussion and book signing. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/hearst/ or call 3-2725.

 

BUSINESS ETHICS EVENTS:

The Wilson Series in Business Ethics and SAVE present "Your Cubicle or Mine? Sexual Harassment in the Workplace." The interactive workshop will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, in CBB 109. Free and open to the public. Snacks provided. For more information, contact donna.wood@uni.edu.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

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 the GBPAC Davis Hall. 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. 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.

 

'TELLING MY WAY HOME':

UNI Interpreters Theatre will present "Telling My Way Home" at 7:30 p.m., March 1 through March 3, in Lang Hall 040. Written and performed by Danielle Dick McGeough. Admission is free.

 
EILEEN IVERS & IMMIGRANT SOUL PERFORMING AT GBPAC:

The performance takes place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2. Eileen Ivers is hailed as one of the great innovators and pioneers in the Celtic- and world-music genres. She will change the way you think about the violin. The luck of the Irish will be with you when you celebrate St. Patrick's Day early at the preshow party beginning at 6 p.m. Enjoy a local Celtic band and top it off with a pint of Irish beer. Preshow meal includes shepard's pie, Irish soda bread, oatmeal raisin cookie, coffee or tea. For tickets call 3-4tix.

 
MAN OF LA MANCHA TAKES THE STAGE AT THE GBPAC:

This five-time, Tony Award-winning production will take place at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, March 4. The centuries-old tale of Don Quixote is told many ways, but none can compare to this lavish and triumphant Broadway musical hit. For tickets call 3-4tix.

 

TUNES AT NOON:

Join School of Music faculty Chris Merz and Bob Washut for live jazz music from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Bring a friend and grab lunch from Prexy's restaurants and enjoy some great music.

 

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.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

THE GRAFFITO ONLINE NEWSLETTER:

The Graduate College is pleased to announce the release of the newest issue of The Graffito online newsletter.
The Graffito provides information helpful to UNI graduate students and highlights some of the many accomplishments of graduate students throughout the university. Read the current issue at http://www.grad.uni.edu/graffito/default.htm.

 

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.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN RUSSIA:

Interested in studying in Russia? Learn about Russia and the opportunities UNI has to offer for study in Russia from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. For more information, contact Study Abroad at study-abroad@uni.edu 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 information 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 joan.smothers@uni.edu 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 katherine.cota@uni.edu or call 3-7350.

 

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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