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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

NEWS:

OCCUPATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER MOVE:

Effective Monday, March 26, the Occupational Medicine and Wellness Center at Sartori Hospital moved to the new Arrowhead Medical Center located near the corner of Greenhill and South Main Street at 226 Bluebell Road, Cedar Falls. Arrowhead Medical Center hours are from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For employees with workers compensation injuries, alternate sites are available. Sartori Memorial Hospital Emergency Department in Cedar Falls and Covenant Medical Center Emergency Depeartment in Waterloo are open 24 hours. Covenant Convenient Care, 2710 St. Francis Dr., Suite 111, Waterloo, is open from 1 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, or for a comprehensive review of workers compensation procedures, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/benefits/workerscomp/index.shtml.

 

LIBRARY NOTICE:

Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in the Rod Library for the summer session should do so by Friday, April 6. Application forms are available in the library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.

 

ADDRESSING ON-CAMPUS MAIL:

When addressing mail to someone in the Office of Business Operations, formerly the Office of the Controller, please indicate a specific person's name or area. Since there are several employees in this office, this will assure faster delivery.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Volunteers are needed for the USA Wrestling National Tournament from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, March 30; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, March 31; and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, April 1, in the UNI-Dome. No experience needed. For more information, e-mail unidome@uni.edu or call 3-6334.

 

LIBRARY EXHIBITORS NEEDED:

Rod Library invites university departments and organizations to submit proposals for monthly exhibits for May through August. The library makes three exhibit cases available to the campus community. If your department or organization is interested in mounting an exhibit, complete the online proposal form at http://www.uni.edu/library/exhibitsproposalform.html. For more information, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/exhb/.

 

HOSTS NEEDED FOR UNI STUDENTS FROM FRANCE:

UNI Study Abroad is looking for families or individuals to serve as cultural hosts to two female students from France. They will be studying and living at UNI August-December 2007 and are interested in meeting and spending time with Iowa families/individuals on weekends and holidays to experience a new culture. Both students speak English fluently. If interested, contact the UNI Study Abroad Center at 3-7078 or linda.wiges@uni.edu.

 

UNI STUDENT EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR:

The UNI Financial Aid/Student Employment Office congratulates the following individuals who have been selected as UNI Student Employees of the Year. These individuals have made significant contributions to their departments and the university, as well as the Waterloo/Cedar Falls community. UNI Student Employee of the Year: Mackenzie Christensen -- program assistant, nominated by Chris Denison; Amanda Porter -- administrative assistant, nominated by Leah Gutknecht; Brian Sellers -- computer technology assistant, nominated by Joyce Morrow; Beth Soppe -- research associate, nominated by Sara Ehrig; and Katie Watts - student telecounseling supervisor, nominated by Robin Sandberg.

 

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.

 

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 

P&S JOB VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include systems administrator and head women’s basketball coach. To view complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

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.

 
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.

 

HR BENEFITS OPEN HOUSE:

Human Resources is hosting a benefits open house for all UNI employees. Department benefits specialists and representatives from TIAA-CREF and Wellmark BC/BS will be available to answer questions and discuss coverage options. Open house times and dates are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, and Thursday, March 29. Sessions will take place in Maucker Union Ballroom C. For more information, call Brittany at 3-2450.

 

NEW DATE AND LOCATION: UNI FACULTY TO PRESENT INNOVATIVE TEACHING PRACTICES:

UNI faculty will share a wide range of innovative teaching practices as a part of the Spotlight on Educational Technology Day, Friday, March 30, in the ITTC. Presentation 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.

 

BASIC BOOKKEEPING FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS:

Learn the basics of bookkeeping and accounting for your small business from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, in CBB 3. Registration is required. For more information, call 3-7350 or katherine.cota@uni.edu.

 

STRESS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP:

Register now for "Stress Management" from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 10, in the Maucker Union State College Room. Learn strategies to better manage stress at work and at home. Take a walk in the labyrinth and feel refreshed and relaxed. To register, visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start;admin_group=HRTD or call Robin at 3-3536.

 

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.

 

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.

 

BRIAN BRUSHWOOD: BIZARRE MAGIC:

Magician Brian Brushwood is wise to all the tricks used by frauds, tricksters and scam artists, and now he's ready to take you to scam school. This is no ordinary lecture -- there will be hands-on experiments, a live performance of psychic surgery, free giveaways of cash and prizes and all the secrets TV psychics don't want you to know. Come see this unique lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 29, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Brian will then perform his outrageous comedy and magic show, as seen on the "Tonight Show" and "Talk Soup," at 9:30 p.m., in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

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.

 

ELIOT CHANG STAND-UP COMEDY TOUR:

Eliot Chang, as seen on Comedy Central's Premium Blend, unleashes his "Let's Die Laughing" Stand-Up Comedy Tour at 7 p.m., Monday, April 2, in Lang Auditorium. There will be Q & A after the show. Admission is free. Mature audiences only. For more information, contact Janet at jho@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

ANNUAL PLANT SALE:

The annual plant sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 19, in the Biology Botanical Center. Please use the north greenhouse entrance. A wide variety of plants, brought to you by the Student-Nature Society and UNI Botanical Center, will be sold throughout the day.

 

EXHIBITS/FILMS:

ASIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH FILM SERIES:

A showing of "My Mother Thought She Was Audrey Hepburn" will be played every half hour from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, in the CME (MAU 109). This film depicts the life of Suzanne, who was raised not to be Chinese in a white society. Her mother dressed like Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy and believed that she had attained the American dream by modeling herself after them. This lifestyle unwittingly fostered a "Chinese self-hatred" in Suzanne. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education. For more information, contact Lydia Roberts at lydia.roberts@uni.edu or 3-2250.

 

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.

 

ASIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH FILM SERIES: 'HOME FROM THE EASTERN SEA':

A showing of "Home From the Eastern Sea" will take place every half hour from 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, in the CME (MAU 109). This film shares the stories of Chinese, Japanese and Filipinos as they immigrated to America. The documentary explores the history of each nationality through the personal stories of representative families. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education. For more information, contact Lydia Roberts at lydia.roberts@uni.edu or 3-2250.

 

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.

 

ASIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH FILM SERIES: 'WHOSE CHILDREN ARE THESE?':

A showing of "Whose Children Are These?" will take place every half hour from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 29, in the CME (MAU 109). This film examines the harrowing experiences of three Muslim-American teenagers affected by Special Registration, a post-9/11 security measure. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education. For more information, contact Lydia Roberts at lydia.roberts@uni.edu or 3-2250.

 

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM FILM SERIES:

The film, "The Nasty Girl," 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. 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 http://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 at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 1, at the West campus fields. The entry fee is $20 with a two-game guarantee. Entry forms are available at the WRC Room 101.

 

PERSONAL TRAINING:

Interested in starting an exercise routine, but don't want to do it alone? Consider a personal trainer to inspire you to reach your fitness goals. For more information, contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

UNI MATH & SCIENCE EDUCATION -- BOARD OF REGENTS PRESENTATION:

UNI professors Jeffrey Weld, Cherin Lee, Edward Rathmell and Lyn Countryman presented information during the March 13 Board of Regents meeting about mathematics and science education at UNI. To review the presentation and handouts, visit http://www.cns.uni.edu.

 

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.

 

HARI SHANKAR MATH LECTURE FEATURING KEN ROSS:

Mathematician and author of "A Mathematician at the Ballpark: Odds and Probabilities for Baseball Fans" Ken Ross will discuss several ways to evaluate baseball hitters, such as the classical batting average (AVG); more modern measures like slugging percentage (SLG) and on-base percentage (OBP); and another recent measure (PTS) used in Fantasy Baseball. Questions like, "How long should a World Series last?" will be addressed. Ross is a past-president of the Mathematical Association of America. This presentation will take place from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, April 2, in the John Deere Auditorium, CBB 109.

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION SUMMIT:

UNI College of Education will host "Early Childhood Education: A Summit hosted by UNI," from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, April 6, in the UNI Commons. This summit is by invitaiton only and will address quality pre-K for 4-year-old children, including an environmental scan at the national level about state-funded programs for 4-year-old children. Featured speakers include Judy Jeffrey, director, Iowa Department of Education; Stephanie Rubin, state program director, Pre-K Now; and Charles Bruner, director, Child and Family Policy Center. For more information, contact Rosemary Geiken, UNI College of Education, at 3-7273 or rosemary.geiken@uni.edu. Stephanie Rubin will present information on state-funded preschool programs across the nation at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 5, at AEA 267 in Cedar Falls. The April 5 presentation is open to the public.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

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.

 

UNI SINGERS AND WOMEN'S CHORUS:

At 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, in the GBPAC Great Hall, the School of Music will present the UNI Singers & Women's Chorus Concert. Brad Barrett, UNI assistant professor of choral conducting, leads the groups in its annual spring concert. This event is free.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY:

Twenty-five-year-old rising piano phenom Orion Weiss joins the orchestra on a program of works by Bizet, Ravel and Schumann at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 7, at the GBPAC. Tickets are available by calling 3-4TIX or visiting http://wcfsymphony.org. Stargazer tickets are available for $20.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

WORKING ABROAD:

Ever considered working abroad? Learn about the options from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. For more information, e-mail study-abroad@uni.edu or call 273-7078.

 

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.

 

CSBS SOPHOMORE EDUCATIONAL ADVANTAGE:

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences’ Sophomore Educational Advantage (SEA) can help SBS sophomores become more aware of academic programs, experiential learning, research experience, independent study options, advising, study abroad and student organizations. The next forum will take place at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, in Sabin 129. For more information, call 3-2221.

 

DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM MEETINGS:

Magic. Money. Experience. The Disney Theme Parks & Resorts College Program at the Walt Disney World® Resort is truly a one-of-a kind experience. Information sessions will take place at 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, and 11 a.m., Thursday, April 5, in the Maucker Union State College Room. For more information, call Laura Wilson at 3-3821.

 

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