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Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007

NEWS:

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES:

The Iowa minimum wage increases to $6.20 on April 1. To view FAQs regarding the increases, visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid/pdf/MinimumWageFAQs.pdf. To submit additional questions, e-mail tim.bakula@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

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 laura.browne@iavalley.edu or Victoria DeFrancisco at 3-7219 or defran@uni.edu.

 

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES NEWSLETTER:

Student Disability Services is announcing the release of the first issue of the Student Disability Services Newsletter: Faculty and Staff Edition. The newsletter contains information specifically for faculty and staff in regards to services for students at UNI and other general information. To read the March issue, visit http://www.uni.edu/disability/documents/march2007newsletter.pdf.

 

STORAGE SPACE NEEDED:

The UNI International Services office and the Wesley Foundation are cooperating in an effort to collect and distribute furniture to international students attending UNI who often start out with empty apartments. Storage space is needed to gather and store donated furniture before distribution to students. If you, a friend, or a community group have storage space to donate or rent, or if your organization could help sponsor storage in some way, please contact Ross Schupbach, International Student Advisor, at ross.schupbach@uni.edu or 3-6421.

 

SAFETY REMINDER:

Every year 78,000 pedestrians are injured in accidents involving vehicles. Pedestrians can be judged negligent if they ignore the "Do Not Walk" sign, fail to use the marked cross walks, dart in front of a vehicle, or walk on a street when a sidewalk is available. Don’t risk getting injured. Follow pedestrian rules.

 

STUDENT EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR:

Time is running out to recoginize your student employees. Supervisors, don't miss the March 12 deadline to nominate your student employees for the 2006-2007 UNI Student Employee of the Year. To view eligibility criteria and print a nomination form, visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid/pdf/employee-of-year.pdf.

 

COFFEE TASTING EVENT RESULTS:

The results of the coffee tasting event at Chats on Feb. 20 revealed The Roasterie coffee served at Chats was preferred over Folgers Gourmet roasted coffee and Karuba blend from Kwik Star. Testing for the selection of the new custom blend for Chats will continue.

 

P & S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include research associate, coordinator of new student programs and facility coordinator. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

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:

FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR GRANTS:

The competition for the 2008-2009 round of Fulbright Scholar grants will open Thursday, March 1. The application deadline for the traditional Fulbright Scholar program is Aug. 1. Details on the new awards, eligibility guidelines, and downloadable materials are available at http://www.cies.org. Please contact Yana Cornish, UNI Fulbright Scholar program representative at 3-7078 or yana.cornish@uni.edu.

 

IMAGING, DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT AND WORKFLOW SYSTEMS DEMONSTRATIONS:

The fire in Gilchrist Hall has prompted an increased interest in looking at these types of products. The sessions are open to all UNI faculty and staff and will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Maucker Union Central Ballroom C. Vendor demonstrations include Nolij Corporation on Tuesday, March 6; ImageNow on Thursday, March 8; Hershey Systems on Tuesday, March 27; and OnBase-Hyland Software on Thursday, March 29. A short evaluation of the products demonstrated will be encouraged. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid/imaging or contact joyce.morrow@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

OPEN FORUM FOR THE LIBERAL ARTS CORE:

UNI faculty are invited to provide input concerning the Liberal Arts Core at three scheduled open forums from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, March 5, in Seerley 120; from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in Wright 109; and from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in Seerley 120. The Liberal Arts Core Committee is looking at ways to improve the LAC and encourages all faculty to attend one of the forums. Even if you do not teach a course in the LAC, your input will be valuable to the committee. For information, visit http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/lac/.

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

This presentation will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in CBB 3. Learn the basics of creating an effective business plan. Registration is required. For more information, call 3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu.

 

EXERCISE ADHERENCE:

If you struggle with exercise adherence or you are just not sure what to do, then a personal trainer is the answer. Your personal trainer will design a program with your specific goals in mind, motivate and educate you. For more information, contact WRS personal fitness coordinator Kristy Leen at kristy.leen@uni.edu or 3-7167.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION EVENTS THIS WEEK IN MAUCKER UNION:

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

 

ESSENTIALS CUSTOMER APPRECIATION SPECIALS:

Customer Appreciation Week is through Friday, March 2 at Essentials in Maucker Union. Enjoy a full bag of popcorn for half price all week. Wednesday is Lucky Duck Day from 2 to 8 p.m. (pick a lucky duck and win). Enjoy a free bag of peanuts with any beverage purchase on Friday.

 

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.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR. SEUSS:

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with cupcakes and punch, hands-on fun and Dr. Seuss stories Saturday, March 3, at the University Museum. Come dressed as your favorite Seuss character. Grades K-6. Drop off is at 9 a.m. and pick up is at noon. Cost is $10 Friends members, $12 non-members. Register by Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 3-2188.

 

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.

 

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.

 

THEATRE ARTISTS IN ST. PETERSBURG:

A video presentation and lecture by Tatian Men, guest puppet and doll artist from Herzen University in St. Petersburg, Russia, will take place at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in KAB 111. All are welcome.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

LAST LECTURE SERIES:

The Last Lecture Series invites faculty to present a lecture on any topic that is significant and intriguing to them as if it were their last lecture. The series also helps connect students with the central purpose of a college education -- the encouragement of intellectual curiosity. Ralph Scott, professor of educational psychology and foundations, will discuss "Whatever Happened to the 'Science' in 'Social Science?'" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Maucker Union Ballroom B. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

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.

 
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION:

The Women's & Gender Studies Program will celebrate its 30-year history in March, in conjunction with Women's History Month.  The celebration will kick-off with an informal panel discussion, "Early Days of Women's Studies," from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 1, in Baker Hall, Room 161. Panelists at the brown bag lunch, include Lora Rackstraw, emeritus professor of English; Donna Thompson, director of the National Program for Playground Safety at UNI, and a former director of Women's Studies; and Elaine Pfalzgraf, UNI adjunct instructor in social work and founder of the first Women's Center, originally housed at UNI. Tuesday, March 6, graduate student Amanda Breeden will present "Neo-Romance: The Renegotiation of Gender and Sexuality in Harlequin Romance, at 1 p.m. in the State College Room of Maucker Union.  Her lecture is the inaugural address for the History of Sexuality Lecture Series established by the UNI History Club.

 

FACULTY TO PRESENT INNOVATIVE TEACHING PRACTICES:

UNI faculty presentations will share a wide range of innovative teaching practices as a part of the Spotlight on Educational Technology day, Friday, March 2, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Topics include nanoscience and nanotechnology education, robotics, video conferencing, student response systems and active worlds -- a virtual world for educators. Presentations will take place every 30 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. No registration is required. For more information, contact Doreen Hayek at doreen.hayek@uni.edu or 3-7300.

 

KING ARTHUR SCHOLAR TO VISIT UNI:

An interdisciplinary conference, "Culture and the Medieval King,” will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 2. Arthurian scholar E. Kay Harris will present the key address at noon, in SAB 102. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/~utz/cv/cvarthur/index.html, or contact Richard Utz at 3-3879.

 

SATURDAY SCIENCE SHOWCASE ON COAL-FUELED POWER PLANTS:

"If we really must use coal for a power plant in Waterloo, why not an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) Power Plant, never a pulverized coal plant?" will be the topic for the second Saturday Science Showcase hosted by the College of Natural Sciences, presented by Recayi Pecen of the Department of Industrial Technology. The event will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3, in the CEEE auditorium, Room 11. The presentations are designed to be of interest and accessible to the general public, high-school age and above. Following the lecture there will be a reception and further 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 486 million people in 27 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.

 
ECONOMICS PRESENTATION:

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.

 

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

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.

 

THURSDAZE BRINGS SNL'S SETH MEYERS TO MAUCKER:

Thursdaze's free comedy show will take place at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Come see Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers, current "Weekend Update" anchor and one of SNL's head writers performs with special guest Tig Notaro from Comedy Central and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Free refreshments provided.

 

'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.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY:

The symphony showcases their own in an all-orchestral program of works by Satie, Haydn and Shostakovich at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the GBPAC. For tickets, call 3-SHOW or visit http://wcfsymphony.org. Stargazer tickets are available for $20 for this concert.

 

'THE WRESTLING SEASON' PERFORMANCE ADDED:

Due to the weather-related cancellations of last weekend, Theatre UNI has added a performance of "The Wrestling Season" at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3. For tickets, call 3-6381.

 
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.

 

THEATRE OF OBJECTS:

Theatre UNI presents "Theatre of Objects," at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Directed by guest artist Pamella O'Connor, theatre students have created an evening of original theatre using ordinary objects to create universal imagery. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.theatreuni.com.

 

THE GBPAC PRESENTS DAVID SANBORN:

David Sanborn will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the GBPAC. Jazz superstar, master of the saxophone, one of the greatest players of all time, David Sanborn is an artist whose music has inspired countless other musicians while creating a body of work that spans the genres of rock 'n' roll, R&B, pop and jazz. Adult tickets: $35, $32, $27, $22, $15; student tickets (with uCard): $17.50, $16, $13.50, $11, $7.50; youth: 20 percent off.

 

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

MORE MENTORS NEEDED:

There is still time to become a mentor. Opportunity Works is recruiting volunteers to mentor youth in the Waterloo school systems. For applications, visit the information booths in the SEC and the WRC on Mondays and Tuesdays.

 

NISG GENERAL ELECTIONS:

NISG general elections start at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, and continue through 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, on MyUNIverse. Students will vote for student body president/vice-president and senators. Other election issues include NISG constitutional changes, smoking on campus and establishment of a prep week before finals. For more information, contact NISG at 3-2650 or www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg.

 

WANTED: PEER WRITING ASSISTANTS:

UNI's Writing Center is seeking exceptional writers in all majors who have the desire and ability to coach others toward success. These are paid positions offering International College Reading and Learning Association training and certification, as well as meaningful credentials for resumes in all fields. Pick up an application in the ITTC, Room 008, or print one from the Services page at http://fp.uni.edu/writingcenter/. For more information, contact deanne.gute@uni.edu.

 

SPRING JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR:

The spring Job and Internship Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the UNI-Dome. More than 140 employers will visit with UNI students and alumni about internships and full-time jobs. Some will schedule the Spring Interview Day for Wednesday, March 7. To view fair information or employers and the majors they're seeking, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/events/jobinternship/fairorgs2005.htm. Sponsored by Academic Advising & Career Services in 214 East Bartlett. For more information, call 3-6857.

 

UNI CONNECTION:

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.

 

OKOBOJI ENTREPRENEURIAL INSTITUTE:

The Institute runs from Aug. 5 through Aug. 10 at the Lakeside Lab at Lake Okoboji. This program is an intensive week of entrepreneurship, small business development and venture management. Many prominent business leaders engage with students throughout the week. Eight UNI students will be selected to participate with 24 students from other Iowa colleges. The UNI JPEC pays each UNI student's tuition for 3 credit hours, lodging and food. Juniors and seniors with interest will be given preference. An essay and interview are required for consideration to be selected. Applications and essays are due March 15 to CBB 264. For an application, visit http://www.jpec.org/oko.htm. For more information, e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu or call 3-7350.

 

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.

 
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.

 


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