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Thursday, March 22, 2007

NEWS:

VP FOR EDUCATIONAL & STUDENT SERVICES SEARCH UPDATE:

A 14-member committee has been named to begin the search process for the vice president for educational & student services. The committee's first meeting will be March 22. Dean Farzad Moussavi is the committee chair. See a complete listing of committee members at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/469.html.

 
GILCHRIST HALL UPDATE:

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, has approved Phase II of the Gilchrist Hall project -- schematic design, project description and budget for renovation and restoration. UNI plans to bid the renovation work in July, following completion of the asbestos-abatement work currently underway. The project is expected to be completed in June 2008. For details, see http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/gilchrist.shtml.

 

ANNIVERSARIES AND MILESTONES:

If your department or program is approaching a milestone anniversary in the next year, please let University Marketing & Public Relations know.  Send the details to liz.conklin@uni.edu.

 

DEPARTMENT NAME CHANGE: COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS:

The Department of Communicative Disorders' name has changed to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The change was approved by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, at its March meeting and is effective immediately. This change reflects the national trend in this discipline and is consistent with departments in peer institutions.

 

ADULT SOCCER LEAGUE IN THE CEDAR VALLEY:

The UNI Soccer Program, in conjunction with The Cedar Valley Adult Soccer Association, is accepting registrations for spring and summer leagues. Recreational and competitive divisions are offered. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the game, have fun and meet new people. UNI soccer coaches will be available at games for discussions and clinics. The deadline for Rec sign-up is Saturday, March 31. For more information, contact Kat at 3-5425 or kakoyianni@uni.edu.

 

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES NEEDED:

The Office of University Marketing & Public Relations is once again photographing academic activities for use in admissions publications and other university marketing materials. We're looking for a variety of lab, field experience, traditional classroom, arts, sciences, business and technology photo opportunities. We want to feature students interacting with faculty, other students, children and employers. Faculty willing to spare a few minutes to help UM&PR represent their academic areas are asked to e-mail class times, location and a brief description of the activity to amy.andrews@uni.edu.

 

TOWING FROM GILCHRIST G PARKING AREA:

Effective Monday, March 19, the Department of Public Safety began towing unauthorized vehicles from the G parking area in the Gilchrist Lot. The G parking area encompasses the furthest north row of parking. The only vehicles authorized to park in these reserved stalls are those with G permits. All others will be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense. If you have visitors coming to campus, make sure they are aware of this. The tickets will not be dismissed and the towing fee will be the responsibility of the vehicle owner. For more information, contact the Parking Division at 3-2710.

 

CAMPUS ROOM RESERVATION CHANGE:

Room reservations that have been administered previously through the University Event Coordination Office will now be reserved through Maucker Union. Contact Mike Bobeldyk at 3-5888 or mike.bobeldyk@uni.edu. To request space in GBPAC, UNI-Dome or McLeod Center, contact those facilities directly.

 

123 FREE DELL DESKTOP COMPUTERS OFFERED:

Although these machines are slightly older technology (three years old) they may be able to replace even older equipment to provide valuable access and service for students at various locations on campus. These machines were purchased with Student Computer Fee budget allocation; therefore, preference will be given to placing units where they will provide the most direct use by/or benefit to UNI students. This offer is extended only to campus departments, not student groups or individuals. To submit a request, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/sccs/OldPCsSpring2007Notice.htm. The deadline is noon, Friday, April 20.

 

UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING:

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

 

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 

PASSPORT TO PREXY'S PRIZE WINNERS:

Jeff Heim is the grand prize winner in the Passport To Prexy's promotion. Jeff won a Spring Break Survival Kit. Christy Haas and Ken Bauer won $5 gift certificates. Thanks to everyone who participated.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

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., Thursday, March 22, in the CME (109 MAU). RSVP to anita.kleppe@uni.edu or 3-6148.

 
WHAT SHOULD AN A BE?

Is it too easy to get an A? What Should an A be, anyway? From noon to 1 p.m., Friday, March 23, in the Student Involvement & Activity Center Conference Room (second floor of Maucker Union), there will be a roundtable discussion of different approaches to grading and the meanings of different letter grades. Faculty are invited to bring their own grading guidelines, or other sets of grading criteria to share with colleagues. The goal of the discussion is not to reach consensus about an ideal approach to grading, but rather to consider different approaches and examine the underlying assumptions that guide our own grading decisions. Sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Consortium. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu.

 

LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES: INTERNET PROMOTION:

Representatives from Dyton Creative will share the secrets for effectively promoting your small business via the Internet. Please bring a lunch to this roundtable session. The session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in the Maucker Union College Eye Room. Pre-register by contacting Katie Viet at katie.viet@uni.edu or 3-2020.

 
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.

 

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 Old Central Ballroom B. Vendor demonstrations include 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.

 

SAGE ON STAGE OR GUIDE ON THE SIDE?:

When you teach, are you a sage on the stage or a guide on the side? This discussion will take place from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, March 30, in the Student Involvement and Activity Center Conference Room, Maucker Union second floor. A faculty panel (Kim MacLin, Ira Simet, Marybeth Stalp and Catherine Zeman) will share varied classroom pedagogies. Sages and guides represent only two of many diverse teaching styles that signal effective teaching. Learn how faculty members can discover and nurture their own unique styles of teaching, creating learning opportunities that resonate with students. Sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Consortium. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at 3-2236 or heston@uni.edu.

 

NEW DATE AND LOCATION: 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. The presentation includes award-winning projects, spotlight gallery (table displays), 20-minute spotlight presentations and UNI faculty teaching innovations. This event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 30, in the ITTC. Sponsored by ITS-Educational Technology. For more information, contact Doreen Hayek at doreen.hayek@uni.edu or 3-7300.

 

SAVE THE DATE:

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.

 

HOURS:

UNIVERSITY OFFICE HOURS:

Beginning Monday, May 7, summer hours for university offices are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours will remain in effect through Friday, Aug. 10. Please inform staff who do not have e-mail access of these summer hours.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS:

PANTHER PURSUIT FUNDRAISER:

The spring semester philanthropy for Alpha Xi Delta is Panther Pursuit. Compete in Halo, DDR, Mario Kart, and Guitar Hero for prizes. The entry fee is $4 per person. All proceeds benefit Jamie and Jim's Kids. Competition is from 3 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Preregistration is requested, but not required. Contact jalbaugh@uni.edu or ndavidso@uni.edu with questions or to register.

 

UNI MUSEUMS DAYS - FUNDRAISER:

UNI Museums Days will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 31, and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at University Book & Supply. UBS will donate a portion of all book sales to the UNI Museums. Print vouchers from http://www.uni.edu/museum or mention the Museums at the time of purchase. Receive 20 percent off items at the Museum's store by bringing in your sales receipt through Monday, April 30.

 

YOUTH THEATRE WORKSHOPS:

Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, is offering a series of creative drama and puppet workshops for children in kindergarten through high school, beginning April 2. For more information, including class schedules and registration fees, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis/classes/index.html.

 

MAY TRIP TO CALIFORNIA -- THE CHICANO MOVEMENT:

The CME is sponsoring a trip to Los Angeles, May 10 through May 13, to learn about the Chicano Movement and the history and culture of Mexican-Americans. The trip will include tours of the National Chavez Center, Olvera Street, museums and more. Airfare, hotel, museum fees and bus transportation included in fee. Register soon, as space is limited. For more information, call 3-2250 or e-mail lydia.roberts@uni.edu.

 

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Softball hosts North Dakota State in a double header on Thursday, March 22. The games start at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Panther Park.

 

EXHIBITS/FILMS:

ROD LIBRARY EXHIBITS:

March exhibits celebrate 30 years of the UNI Women's Studies Program and Women's History Month. A third exhibit highlights the 30th anniversary of the UNI Cooperative Education and Internship Program. For photographs and more information about library exhibits, visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/archives/displays.

 

FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL: 'LOOK AT ME':

A screening of "Look at Me" will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in SRL 115. This is a film about the tyranny of physical appearance in contemporary Parisian society. This drama centers on 20-year-old Lolita, a stocky, dark-haired aspiring singer acutely aware that she doesn't fit into a world ruled by skinny blondes. In French with English subtitles. Free admission. This film won Best Screenplay, Cannes Film Festival. 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. 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.

 

STUDENT FILM FEST:

NextFrame, a touring festival of international student film and video, is screening documentary programs at 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, and narrative programs at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 29, in the Kamerick Art Building, Room 111. The festival is sponsored by the UNI Department of Communication Studies, Electronic Media Division. For more information, contact Francesca Soans at 3-6309 or at soansf@uni.edu.

 

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM FILM SERIES:

The film, "The Nasty Girl" (1991), will be shown at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 29, at the Hearst Center for the Arts.
This event is free and open to the public. Directed by Michael Verhoeven, this film is based on the true story of a young woman in a German town who discovers that the clergy and businessmen who, she was told, had stood up to Nazi terror, had in fact acted quite differently. She and her family become targets of abuse and threats. In German, with English subtitles. Running time: 94 minutes. Adult language and content. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/holocaust or call 3-2725.

 

UNI-PRODUCED FILM COMING TO PBS APRIL 1:

The award-winning, UNI-produced film "America's Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie" will be nationally broadcast at 9 p.m. Sunday, April 1, on PBS. UNI Biology Professor Daryl Smith was executive producer and co-producer of this film, which won the International Documentary Association's 2006 Pare Larentz Award, beating a list of eight nominees that included "March of the Penguins." For more information about the film and to view the movie's trailer, visit www.lostlandscapefilm.com.

 

FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL: 'THE CHILD':

The 2007 French and Francophone Film Festival concludes at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in SRL 115, with "The Child," a Golden Palm winner at the Cannes Film Festival. With visceral power, directors Jean Pierre and Luc Dardenne bring to light the social conditions of the dispossessed in post-industrial Belgium. In French with English subtitles. Free admission. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/films.htm.

 

WELLNESS REC:

WRC INTRAMURAL SPRING 11-ON-11 OPEN CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

Open to students, faculty and staff. Register between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., March 26 through 28, WRC Room 101. Tournament play begins West campus fields, Sunday, April 1, 1 p.m. start. The entry fee is $20 with a two-game guarantee. Entry forms are available at the WRC Room 101.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

MEASURING COLLEGE READINESS AND USING ACT INFORMATION TO ASSIST WITH ADVISING STUDENTS:

From 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the CME Conference Room (upper level of Maucker Union), the UNI Academic Advising Association (UNI ACADA) is hosting Charles Ramos, director of Postsecondary/Business Services ACT Midwest Region, for the presentation "ACT: Measuring College Readiness and Using ACT Information to Assist with Advising Students." Ramos presented to the Board of Regents several months ago and visited UNI last fall to speak with Deans and the Council on Teacher Education on a similar topic. For more information, contact David Marchesani at david.marchesani@uni.edu or 3-3406.

 

ART LECTURE:

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.


STUDENTS TO GET AN INSIDE LOOK AT CABLE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY:

Cox Communications President Pat Esser and Jessica Heacock, executive vice president of MTV affiliate marketing and finance, will team up to present, "Cable Rocks! How Cable is Leading the Media and Telecommunications Boom," at 3 p.m., Monday, March 26, in the CBB, John Deere Auditorium, (Room 109). The event is open to all UNI students, faculty and staff.

 
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.

 

ZEMAN WILL PRESENT 'LAST LECTURE':

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. Catherine Zeman, associate professor of health promotion and education, will deliver her "Last Lecture" on "The 7th Generation" at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board Speakers Committee.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Irish singer-songwriter Andy White will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, March 26, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. White plays 12-string acoustic guitar and electric mandolin. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES -- CONCERT CHORALE:

Rick Hoffenberg, conductor, will lead this spring choral performance at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 26, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is ticketed. Contact the GBPAC Box Office at 3-7469 or visit http://www.unitix.uni.edu.

 

TUNES AT NOON:

Join School of Music string faculty from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, for live music at Maucker Union. Bring a friend, grab lunch from Prexy's and enjoy some great music in the ballroom.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: UNI PERFORMANCE COMPETITION FINALS:

Randy Hogancamp, assistant professor of percussion at UNI, coordinates this 7:30 p.m. showcase of finalists and solo competition winners from the all-day performance competition Wednesday, March 28, in Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is ticketed. Contact the GBPAC Box Office at 3-7469 or visit http://www.unitix.uni.edu.

 

THE WRECKERS IN CONCERT MARCH 28:

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 are on sale at all UNITix locations (UNI-Dome and GBPAC), by phone 3-4tix or online at http://www.tickets.uni.edu. Tickets will be on sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, through Friday, March 23, in Maucker Union at the Information Desk at Essentials.

 

HALF-MASTED 3.2:

UNI Interpreters Theatre presents Half-Masted 3.2 Improv Troupe with Gorilla Theatre. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 29 and 30, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 31.

 

UNI FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: GENADI ZAGOR, PIANO:

Pianist and UNI Instructor in Piano Genadi Zagor will offer a piano recital at 8 p.m., Friday, March 30, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free.

 

FLUTE FESTIVAL:

At 7:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, UNI will host an all-day flute festival, coordinated by Angeleita Floyd. The event will culminate with a performance by world-renowned flutist William Bennett and award-winning UNI pianist Sean Botkin. For more information on registration and the schedule of events visit http://www.uni.edu/music/announcements/flutefestival.htm.

 

THE ACTOR'S GANG PERFORMS '1984' AT THE GBPAC:

Based on the classic novel "1984" and envisioned by Artistic Director Tim Robbins, The Actors' Gang will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31. George Orwell's masterpiece comes to the stage with a stunning insight into today's world. This production offers a glimpse of what life becomes under a government based on deception and misguided loyalty. Brief partial nudity. Join us for a showing of the movie "1984" at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 22, in Sabin 102. The movie is directed by Michael Radford.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

KOOB FUND FOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT STIPENDS AVAILABLE:

The Robert and Yvonne Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement provides support to students who intern in nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies and UNI outreach programs in Iowa. Financial support of up to $2,000 is available to undergraduates and up to $3,000 for graduate students of any major. The application deadline for summer and fall interns is Monday, April 2. An application is available at http://www.uni-foundation.org/foundation/KoobFund/Koobfundinfo.htm.

 

NATIONAL EDUCATOR EXPO:

Teacher registration will take place from 8 to 9 a.m., March 31, in Seerley Hall. More than 90 school districts from Iowa and across the United States will visit with educators about jobs for the 2007-08 academic year on Saturday, March 31, in Maucker Union. For a list of districts and further information, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/events/nee/spring/. Sponsored by Academic Advising & Career Services, at 3-6857.

 

GRADUATE SCHOOL PROCESS PANEL AND INFORMATION SESSION:

All Graduate Coordinators and Academic Advisors are invited to attend the Graduate School Process Panel and Information Session from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom C. The purpose of this event is to provide undergraduates interested in pursuing graduate education with information on applying, financial aid and entrance exams. A panel of graduate students will be on hand to answer questions. This event is co-sponsored by the Graduate College, Honors Student Advisory Board, Graduate Student Social Network and Multicultural Graduate Student Association. Refreshments will be provided.

 

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE:

UNI's 14th Annual College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Student Research Conference will take place from 8 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the SEC. Students can participate by presenting their own research project, or as an attendee to learn more about research in the social sciences, job opportunities after graduation, and how to get into graduate school. All students from all majors in the social and behavioral sciences are encouraged to participate. For conference activities, information, and online registration or submission, visit http://www.uni.edu/psych/csbs_conf/csbs_main.htm. For more information, contact Emily Nodorft at en524405@uni.edu, Erica Spies at espies@uni.edu, or Beverly A. Kopper at beverly.kopper@uni.edu or 3-3131.

 

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