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Thursday, March 15, 2007
FAMILY WEEKEND DATE SET:
The dates for Family Weekend 2007 are Oct. 26 through 28.
NEW PHONE NUMBER AT JPEC:
The main office phone for the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center has changed to 3-JPEC (3-5732).
NO MUG MEETING THIS WEEK:
The MEMFIS Users Group (MUG) will not meet this week. Plan to attend the next meeting at 1:30 p.m., April 19, in MSH 201.
WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES BOARD MEETING:
The next Women's & Gender Studies Board meeting is noon to 1 p.m. Monday, March 19, in Baker 161. Board meetings are open to all.
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 email@example.com or 3-6421.
FREE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TICKETS:
As part of UNI's exclusive sponsorship of the high school wrestling tournament, and boy's and girl's basketball tournaments, a limited number of tickets are available for the 2007 Boy's State Basketball Tournaments. Two tickets are available for the boy's tournament, Session #10 Class 1A and 2A finals at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Tickets are first come, first served, and are provided by Enrollment Services: Admissions; the Vice President for Administration & Finance; the Vice President for Educational & Student Services; and University Marketing & Public Relations. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to place your request.
Merit vacancies are available for viewing at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp.
HUMAN PARTICIPANTS REVIEW:
Ever wonder “What IS the Institutional Review Board?” or “When am I required to submit my project for IRB review?” The next Office of Sponsored Programs Brown Bag session will introduce beginners to the IRB process at UNI, from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, in the CME (109 MAU). RSVP to email@example.com or call 3-6148.
CRITICAL THINKING AND NEWSPAPERS IN THE CLASSROOM:
From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, in the SIAC Conference Room in Maucker Union, John Johnson, UNI professor of history, will discuss how he addresses critical-thinking issues through the use of newspapers in his capstone class, "Analysis of Contemporary Social Issues." The public is invited. Bring a lunch; coffee, tea and cookies will be provided. If possible, RSVP for a handout count. For further information contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu
HP3800 COLOR PRINTER CARTRIDGES:
The UNI Upward Bound Math and Science Program has three brand-new color ink cartidges for a HP3800 Printer. The colors are yellow (Q47582A), cyan (Q7581A) and magenta (Q7583A). Contact Latricia at (319) 433-1261 if you are interested in a departmental transfer of the cartridges.
WRC SPRING BREAK HOURS:
LIBRARY HOURS FOR SPRING BREAK:
MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS FOR SPRING BREAK:
Closed for Spring Break. Reopens 8 a.m., Monday, March 19.
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)
ART AWARDS CEREMONY:
The Awards Ceremony for the "Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition" will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, March 19, in the KAB Art Auditorium, Room 111. An opening reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public.
The theme for this year's Latino Ball is La Alfombra Roja (The Red Carpet). This event will take place from 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, March 24, in the Commons Ballroom. UNI Capoeira Club and The International Dance Theater will provide entertainment. Learn about Latino/Hispanic culture in a fun atmosphere. There will be free food, drinks and admission. This event is semi-formal. Presented by Hispanic/Latino Student Union.
FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL:
A screening of "When the Sea Rises" will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in SRL 115. This French-Belgian film tells the story of Irène, a 45-year-old actress traveling from one small town to another with her one-woman show, "Dirty Business." Awards won by this film include Best First Film, Prix Louis Delluc (2004) Best First Film, Best Actress, César Awards (2005). In French with English subtitles. Free admission. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/Films.htm.
THURSDAZE MOVIE -- 'HAPPY FEET'
"Happy Feet," starring Robin Williams, Elijah Wood and Brittany Murphy will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. WARNING: May cause toe-tapping! A penguin who cannot sing, is born into the world of the Emperor Penguins who find their soul mates through song. But this penguin can tap dance something fierce! Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
WRC INTRAMURAL OPEN DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT:
Registration forms are available at the WRC 101 during the week of March 18. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 19 through 21, in WRC 101. Play begins at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 25, on the WRC south courts. The entry fee is $20 with a two-game guarantee.
MERCE CUNNINGHAM GUEST ARTIST ACTIVITIES:
Merce Cunningham guest artists' activities will take place on Monday, March 19. A brown bag lunch with archivist David Vaughan will take place at 12:10 p.m, in the Maucker Union. The lecture, "The Visual Art of Movement," will take place at 3 p.m., in the Kamerick Auditorium. In conjunction with the lecture, the Gallery will present a mini-exhibition in the KAB Lobby Showcases titled "Artists of Black Mountain College." Music in the 21st Century will take place at 5 p.m., in the GBPAC Great Hall. For more information, visit http://www.gbpac.com/season/artists/merce.shtml.
HONOR CODE PRESENTATIONS:
The Honor Code Task Force invites faculty and staff to attend one of two open meetings to learn about a proposed honor code that will be forwarded to the Faculty Senate this spring. Meetings will take place at 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 20 and 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, in the CME (109 MAU). For more information, contact Otto MacLin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for opportunities to volunteer? Have you considered volunteering abroad? Come learn about opportunities to volunteer abroad, from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, March 19, in the Presidential Room, Maucker Union. If you have questions, e-mail email@example.com or call 3-7078.
WOMEN'S HISTORY PANEL DISCUSSION:
The 30th anniversary celebration for the Women's & Gender Studies Program will continue at noon, Wednesday, March 21, with a panel discussion on "The Intervening Years of Women's & Gender Studies," in Baker 161. Panelists include faculty and staff members Martha Reineke, Victoria DeFrancisco, Karen Entz, Cynthia Goatley, Susan Hill, Alice Swensen and Annette Lynch. Bring a brown bag lunch and join in the celebration.
PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:
At 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, in Seerley 115, Gabrielle Kuenzli, assistant professor of history, will present "Aymara Participation in the 1899 Civil War in Bolivia: Race War or Liberal Mobilization?" The event is free and open to the public.
HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:
Learn the basics of creating an effective business plan from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, in CBB 3. Registration is required. Call 3-7350 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
An artist's lecture will be presented by Alec Soth at 7 p.m., Monday, March 26, in KAB 111. Alec Soth is a highly acclaimed young photographer whose work has been included in both the Whitney and Sao Paolo Biennials. His book of photographs, "Niagara," was awarded the 2006 Golden Light Book Award, and in 2003 he received the Santa Fe Prize for Photography.
LYNN CUTLER TO BE KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
"One Woman's Political Journey," a public address by Lynn Cutler, UNI alumna, former vice chairperson of the Democratic National Committee and adviser to then-President Bill Clinton, will be delivered at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 26, in the Slife Commons Ballroom. Cutler is the keynote speaker for the UNI Women's & Gender Studies Program's 30th anniversary celebration being held during Women's History Month. Cutler, the first female member and chairperson of the Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors in the 1970s, also will speak to classes and meet with students during her UNI visit.
THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO AT THE GBPAC:
This performance will take place at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 16. This is the second chapter in the tale that began with "Barber of Seville." Mozart's comic tour-de-force is classical perfection performed by the Bulgarian Opera. Sung by critically-acclaimed artists, this opera is a hilarious and tender exploration of love, infidelity and forgiveness. The lobby will come alive with the sights, sounds and smells of an authentic Italian restaurant. Feast on pasta and listen to the sounds of UNI's best violinist, beginning at 6 p.m. Adult tickets: $35, $32, $27, $22, $15; UNI students (with uCard): $17.50, $16, $13.50, $11, $7.50; youth: 20 percent off.
KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
A former member of the Great Plains Weathermen, Noah Earle will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, March 19, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. Earle won the solo category of the Kansas City Blues Challenge and was a finalist in the International Blues Competition in Memphis in January of 2006. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
UNI FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: SEAN BOTKIN:
At 8 p.m., Monday, March 19, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, Sean Botkin, assistant professor of piano, will offer a recital for piano music lovers of all ages. This event is free.
MERCE CUNNINGHAM DANCE COMPANY AT GBPAC:
America's most influential living choreographer, Merce Cunningham uses brilliant imagery and unexpected combinations to create an unending array of possibilities. Merce Cunningham Dance Company will perform at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, in the GBPAC. This presentation is supported by the Performing Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest funded by the National Endowment for the Arts' American Masterpieces program with additional contributions from General Mills Foundation, Land O'Lakes Foundation, and the Iowa Arts Council. Also supported by the Friends of the Gallagher-Bluedorn.
CHILD CARE GRANTS:
UNI Child Care Grants are available to both undergraduate and graduate students for the 2007-08 academic year. Grants are worth $1,000 for the academic year. While all classified students are encouraged to apply, priority will be given to students working on their first BA. Further information is available at
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