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Thursday, March 29, 2007
OCCUPATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER MOVE:
The Occupational Medicine and Wellness Center at Sartori Hospital has moved to the new Arrowhead Medical Center located near the corner of Greenhill Road 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 Drive, 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.
Departments are reminded to forward their invoices and RFPs to accounts payable in the Office of Business Operations on a timely basis. Accounts payable staff have noticed invoices for the months of November, December and January being received in OBO during March; most of these are past their payment-due date before they are sent to OBO. Address mail to Accounts Payable, 0008.
QUIET AND GROUP STUDY AREAS AT ROD LIBRARY:
In response to student and faculty requests for more group study areas and dedicated quiet areas, such spaces have been designated around the building. Maps will be posted at the front entrance and are also availble online. Brochures are available at the service desk. For more information, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/access/circulation/groupst.shtml.
STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES NEWSLETTER:
Student Disability Services announces the release of the April 2007 Disability Services Newsletter: Faculty and Staff Edition. The newsletter was created in an effort to increase awareness regarding services to students with disabilities. It contains articles, SDS procedures and more. To read the April issue, visit http://www.uni.edu/disability/documents/April2007Newsletter.pdf.
WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES ADVISORY BOARD MEETING:
The next Women's & Gender Studies Advisory Board meeting is from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, April 9, in Baker 161. Meetings are open to all.
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.
STUDENT MINIMUM-WAGE INCREASE REPORT AND APPROVAL FORM:
Due to the April 1 minimum-wage increase to $6.20, some departments may choose to change the wage rates of students currently above the minimum wage. A new Student Assignment Approval Listing report is now available for this purpose. Another new report, Students Below Minimum Wage, lists students whose rates automatically will be raised to the minimum by Payroll. For more information on these reports, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/payroll.
VOLUNTEER USHERS NEEDED:
Theatre UNI is seeking volunteer ushers for "A Chorus Line," Friday, April 13, through Sunday, April, 15, and Friday, April 20, through Sunday, April 22, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Ushers receive a free ticket to the performance. To volunteer, call 3-6387 or e-mail email@example.com.
ADDRESSING ON-CAMPUS MAIL TO THE OFFICE OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merit vacancies are available for viewing at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 e-mail email@example.com.
SPSS SHORT COURSES OFFERED:
SPSS short courses will be offered from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, April 4 and 11; and from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m., Thursdays, April 5 and 12. All courses will take place in Sabin 223. Taught by Mark Jacobsen. For more information, visit http://www.cns.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL/. To RSVP, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3-7172. Appointments for individual help with data analysis and statistical problems are also welcome.
LIBRARY HOURS FOR APRIL 7 AND 8:
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)
Donate blood and give the gift of life from 2 to 6 p.m., Thursday, March 29, at St. Stephen Catholic Student Center. To schedule an appointment, call 266-9863 or log on to http://givebloodgivelife.org. Walk-ins also are welcome. All registrants will be placed in a drawing to win a free iPod shuffle.
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 email@example.com.
THURSDAZE FREE COMEDY SHOW:
See Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. 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. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
2007 ATHLETICS SENIOR BANQUET:
The Athletics Department 2007 Senior Banquet will take place at 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 23, in McLeod Center. Followed by programs and presentation of senior awards. Tickets are $15 per person. RSVP by April 10 by calling 3-DOME or visiting the UNI box office at the NW entrance.
Softball hosts Indiana State in Missouri Valley Conference play. The teams play at noon and 2 p.m., Saturday, March 31, and noon, Sunday, April 1. All games are at Panther Park. Women's tennis hosts Drake in an MVC meet at noon, Sunday, April 1, at the Black Hawk Tennis Club, Waterloo.
PAINTINGS ON EXHIBIT AT THE CME:
Thomas Loraine McKenney (1785-1859) developed the idea of an official government collection of portraits of prominent Indians. It was through his efforts that the War Department commissioned Charles Bird King to paint 143 portraits. All but 18 of these oils were lost during the fire of Jan. 24, 1865, when the Smithsonian building burned; making the prints all the more valuable as historical record. The paintings will be on display during the month of April at the CME.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
LATE NIGHT AT THE CME FEATURING 'KUNDUN':
The film "Kundun" will be shown at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the CME (MAU 109). The film chronicles the life of the fourteenth Dalai Lama, from childhood through the Chinese occupation and his journey into exile. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education. Free popcorn and pop. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or contact Lydia Roberts at email@example.com or 3-2250.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CEEE HOSTS SPEAKER ON SOLAR HOT-WATER HEATING SYSTEMS:
Jeff Benz, who has more than 25 years experience installing solar systems, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the CEEE auditorium, Room 11. He will discuss heating domestic hot water by using solar energy, the types of solar systems used in Iowa, how to size a solar system, orientation of solar panels and how a solar system functions. He will also explain how radiant floor heating can work with solar systems. The talk is part of the CEEE's series, Building for the Future: Energy Efficient Alternatives. A live streaming video of the presentation is available at http://www.uni.edu/ceee. Click on "Building for the Future Videos."
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.
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.
PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:
At 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, in Seerley 115, Charlotte Wells, associate professor of history, will present "New World Renaissance: Jacques Le Moyne, Theodore de Bry, and The French Experience in Florida." The event is free and open to the public.
ASIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH KEYNOTE SPEAKER, LOUNG UNG:
Loung Ung will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in the CME. Loung Ung is the author of "First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers" and "Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind." She survived the Khmer Rouge genocide that killed her parents and two siblings. She is a featured speaker on Cambodia, women and war, domestic violence, and land mines. A reception and book signing will follow. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.
LEARN ABOUT NANOTECHNOLOGY:
Join a discussion on nanotechnology led by Bill Stigliani, professor and director of the CEEE, and Cliff Chancey, department head and professor of physics, at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 5, in CEEE 111. Learn about potential impacts of nanotechnology today and in the future, and how it is used at UNI. Refreshments provided. For information contact Michaela Rich at 3-3689 or email@example.com.
TECHNIQUES FOR COMBATING STUDENT PLAGIARISM PROGRAM AT UNI:
From 9 to 11:30 a.m., and from 1 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 6, in the CME (MAU 109), a plagiarism program will be presented by Lynn Lampert, California State University-Northridge. The program is open to UNI faculty, staff and students. No registration is required. For more information, visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/.
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. All performances will take place in Lang Hall, Room 40.
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.
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.
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.
UNI HORN CHOIR RECITAL:
At 8 p.m., Thursday, April 5, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, Yu-Ting Su, UNI assistant professor of horn, will lead the UNI Horn Choir in its spring performance. This event is free.
SPRING DANCE GALA:
UNI Orchesis Dance Company will present its 2007 spring dance concert, "Resonance," at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 6, and 2 p.m., Saturday, April 7, at the Oster-Regent Theatre. This concert is a showcase of student and guest artist choreography in ballet, modern, jazz, tap and hip-hop. Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door. Call (641) 430-5095 for advance tickets. For more information about upcoming dance concerts at UNI, visit http://www.uni.edu/dance/concerts.htm.
IOWA COMPOSER'S FORUM:
At 8 a.m., Saturday, April 7, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, Jonathan Schwabe, associate professor of theory and composition, will coordinate the Iowa Composer's Forum, with information and forum discussions on music composition. For more information, visit http://www.iowacomposers.org.
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.
UNI FACULTY ARTISTS RECITAL: NORTHWIND QUINTET:
At 8 p.m., Monday, April 9, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, the Northwind Quintet will present a recital. With a repertoire ranging from Sondheim to Shostakovitch, this unique ensemble features all five faculty members of the UNI woodwind department.
Academic departments will host pre-registration major meetings, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 4. New freshmen and students interested in changing majors should attend to receive advice and guidelines for majors, and procedures to schedule for fall classes. Students may declare their major at the meeting. For meeting locations, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/advising/advs/events/docs/majormtg_locationsp07.pdf.
NOW HIRING FOR UNI G.P.S. MENTOR PROGRAM:
The G.P.S (Gaining Panther Success) Mentor Program is hiring student employees for fall 2007. Program coordinator, peer mentors and caseworker positions are open. Application deadline is noon, Wednesday, April 18, at the CME (MAU 109). Non-traditional, traditional and students from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. For more information, or for an application, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or contact Lydia Roberts at 3-2250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
STUDY ABROAD IN FIJI:
Ever wanted to visit Fiji? Learn more about this beautiful island from someone who's been there from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Center at email@example.com or 3-7078.
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, studying 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.
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 a.m. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Erica Spies at email@example.com, or Beverly A. Kopper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-3131.
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