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Thursday, March 1, 2007

NEWS:

NEW E-MAIL SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION POSTPONED UNTIL THE WEEKEND OF MARCH 23:

The UNI migration to Collaboration Suite has been postponed until after the March Board of Regents meeting. Campus e-mail will be unavailable beginning at 5 p.m., Friday, March 23. The new system will be made available hopefully, by the start of the business day on Monday, March 26. E-mail received during the conversion will be delivered once the new system is up and running. Faculty, staff, students and emeritus employees will have improved e-mail capabilities, and e-mail quotas will increase for students.

The current Web-based e-mail options (Mailman & MailSpinner) will be replaced by two new full-featured Web mail clients. Those currently using Thunderbird, Outlook or another desktop e-mail client will need to change a couple settings after conversion is complete in order for those clients to continue working. All e-mail users will be required to create a new password for Collaboration Suite through MyUNIverse. For more information and status updates, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/collab.

 

PLANNED SYSTEM MAINTENANCE:

Systems managed by the ITS-IS DAA Team will be unavailable from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, as systems are updated for the 2007 Daylight Savings Time change. For more information, visit http://tf.nist.gov/general/history.htm#Anchor-16126. Systems affected include: MEMFIS, My UNIverse, WebCT, Online Phonebook, Parent Portal, ResQPortal (On-line mainframe applications) and Discover Reporting.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Volunteers are needed for the USA Wrestling National Championships to be held at the UNI-Dome March 30-April 1. No experience is necesarry. Volunteers will be working tables at the tournament, and will recieve a free T-shirt. Help is needed from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 30; from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 31; and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1. To volunteer, contact unidome@uni.edu or 3-6334.

 

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/march2007publisher.pdf.

 

WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES BOARD MEETING:

The next Women's & Gender Studies Board meeting is from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, March 19, in Baker 161. Board meetings are open.

 

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.

 

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.

 

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

UNI 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

DO OUR STUDENTS REALLY NOT KNOW THAT THEY DON'T KNOW?:

From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in ITTC 125/126, Anthony Gabriele will describe research and lead a discussion related to the concept of calibration, a term which has been generally defined as the degree to which judgments of performance accurately reflect actual performance. Methods used to assess calibration, factors that seem to affect calibration and the implications of this research for college teaching will be discussed. Sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Consortium. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at 3-2236 or heston@uni.edu.

 
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.

 

TIAA CREF SEMINAR:

TIAA CREF is offering a free financial education seminar, "Your Retirement Income Options," for those within 18 months of retirement. The seminars are at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, or at noon Wednesday, April 11, in the 23rd Street Market Meeting Room. Each will last approximately one hour. Because seating will be limited, registration is required. To register or to schedule a one-on-one meeting with a TIAA CREF consultant (regardless of your stage in your career) visit http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 1-866-842-2977, extension 7010.

 

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 includes discounts, games, prizes and daily specials. Stop by for snow cones on Thursday.

 
CAREER FAIR RECEPTION:

A Career Fair reception will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the McLeod Center Alumni Suite. Recruiters will be in the UNI-Dome that day for the Spring Career Fair, and this reception provides an opportunity for programs campuswide to further relationships with these organizations. Hors d'ouvres and refreshments
will be served. All UNI faculty and staff are welcome to attend. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to sarah.csukker@uni.edu.

 

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

UNI hosts the NCAA West Regional wresting tournament at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 3, in McLeod Center.

 

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 United States, 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:

A film screening of "Games of Love and Chance" will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in SRL 115. Tunisian-born director Abdellatif Kechiche brings us a sensitive portrait of young romance in Paris’s working-class and ethnically diverse suburban projects. The drama of daily life unfolds through the performance of Marivaux’s 18th century play. This award-winning film is subtitled in English. Free admission. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/Films.htm.

 

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

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.

 

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.

 

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 to the general public, high-school age and above. Following the lecture there will be a reception 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, the 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 United States. 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.

 

CROW FORUM:

The next CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, March 5, in the Maucker Union North Room. Xavier Escandell, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, will discuss "From Bolivia to Spain: Gendered Opportunities and Transnational Narratives of Loss." Sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Program. Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited.

 

BUSINESS ETHICS EVENTS:

The David W. 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.

 
BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE: ENERGY EFFICIENT ALTERNATIVES:

Don Otto, owner of DPO Construction, will present information on building homes with a small environmental footprint from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the CEEE auditorium. He will discuss design ventilation, insulation durability and more as the second speaker of the Building for the Future lecture series. A live streaming video of each lecture is available at http://www.uni.edu/ceee.

 

HUMAN RIGHTS IN TIBET:

UNI Amnesty International will present a discussion of human rights in Tibet at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 8, in the GBPAC Jebe Hall. While many Tibetans have aspirations for national independence, the government of China has resisted that goal. A presentation, "Tibet Today," by a Tibetan human rights activist and discussion will take place. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Amnesty president Shane Callahan at shanec@uni.edu.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

UNI FACULTY ARTISTS RECITAL: YU-TING SU AND SEAN BOTKIN:

At 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, Yu-Ting Su, assistant professor of horn, and Sean Botkin, assistant professor of piano, will collaborate to offer a faculty recital including works from Bach, Schumann and Chopin. This event is free.

 

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, Room 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 its 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.

 

UNI PERCUSSION AND WEST AFRICAN DRUM ENSEMBLE RECITAL:

At 8 p.m. Monday, March 5, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, Assistant Professor of Percussion Randy Hogancamp will lead an evening of percussion sounds with inspiration ranging from Africa to power tools to the Far East. Sing and dance along while the West African Drum Ensemble plays authentic rhythms and instruments from Ghana and Guinea. This event is free.

 

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.

 

THEATRE OF OBJECTS:

Theatre UNI presents "Theatre of Objects," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the Bertha Martin Theatre. It's an evening of original theatre created with ordinary objects, movement and music, created by 16 theatre students currently enrolled in a devised theatre course taught by UNI alumna Pamela O’Connor. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.theatreuni.com.

 

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL:

At 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the GBPAC Jebe Hall, touring musician and highly respected music educator Leon W. Couch III will offer a performance on the organ. For more information, visit http://www.profcouch.us. This event is free.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 interviews for the Spring Interview Day Wednesday, March 7. To view fair information, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/events/jobinternship/fairorgs2005.htm. Sponsored by Academic Advising & Career Services, 214 East Bartlett. For more information, call 3-6857.

 

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 POLAND:

Learn more about Poland and the opportunities UNI has to offer from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. For more information, e-mail study-abroad@uni.edu or call 3-7078.

 

 

 

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