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Tuesday, April 3, 2007
UNI TOWN HALL MEETING:
President Allen will host a town hall meeting, "Education Challenges in Iowa: UNI's Role in Pre-K Through 12 Education," for all UNI faculty and staff at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 11, in Lang Hall Auditorium. President Allen will highlight one of his priorities for UNI--its leadership role in addressing challenges facing pre-K through 12 education. He will discuss UNI's expertise in teacher education; the need for leadership and collaborative efforts with community colleges and Regent universities; and UNI's role in addressing math and science education challenges in Iowa's schools. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.
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 invitation 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
INPUT REQUESTED FOR DISABLED ACCESS ON CAMPUS:
The UNI Coordinating Committee for Disability Accommodations is gathering information and ideas for enhanced accessibility (facilities and services) for persons with disabilities. Submit your concerns and recommendations (short and long-term projects) to http://www.uni.edu/ccda/feedback.shtml. A number of recommendations have already been implemented. Suggestions made in earlier years need not be re-submitted. The committee has and continues to review items submitted in previous surveys.
'EXCELLENCE IN TEACHER EDUCATION' ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER:
The College of Education completed its first issue of the UNI College of Education "Excellence in Teacher Education" electronic newsletter. The newsletter provides news about UNI's teacher-education program and provides a forum for teacher education professionals to share information with others. The e-newsletter will be sent to UNI alumni educators and education and legislative leaders in Iowa. To review the newsletter, visit http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/uni/coe0307/.
Walkways between the Rod Library and the ITTC will be closed for reconstruction beginning as soon as Saturday, April 7. Alternate routing will be west of the library. Access to entry doors to the Maucker Union and library will be maintained. Efforts will be made to minimize disruption.
CAMPUS STORM SHELTER LOCATIONS:
This week is severe weather week in Iowa. UNI storm shelter locations are available at
USPS POSTAL-RATE INCREASE:
The U.S. Postal Service will increase postage rates effective Monday, May 14. Average increases will be between 8 and 14 percent, depending upon weight and classification. Major changes directly related to the dimensions of mail pieces also go into effect. To see a schedule of these changes, visit http://www.usps.com/ratecase/welcome.htm.
FACULTY SENATE MEETING:
The next University Faculty Senate meeting will be at 3:15 p.m., Monday, April 9, in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. Meetings are open.
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 in Cedar Falls and Covenant Medical Center 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 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.
STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES NEWSLETTER:
Student Disability Services announces the release of the April 2007 Disability Services Newsletter: Faculty and Staff Edition. 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 Rod Library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.
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.
OFFICE CHAIR MASSAGE:
A licensed-massage therapist is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the month of April. Clients sit in a chair, fully clothed, while the therapist works on neck, shoulders, arms and back. Can take six clients per hour at $60 total or $10 each. We request a minimum of five individuals. Contact Deedra Dahlager, wellness resource coordinator, at 3-7162 to schedule. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.
E-BOOKS ADDED TO ROD LIBRARY:
More than 125 reference e-books have been added to Rod Library’s collection. These include dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks in a variety of subject areas. Search Gale Virtual Reference Library in UNISTAR to see a list of titles or go to the Databases A-Z list and click on Gale Virtual Reference Library to search several titles at once. For more information, visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/.
ANXIETY DISORDER SCREENING DAY:
Anxiety Disorder Screening Day will take place Thursday, April 5. The screening will be held at the UNI Counseling Center, located at 103 Student Health Center (second floor). The screening will last approximately one hour and will be offered at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Free and open to UNI faculty, staff and students. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 273-2676.
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.
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 email@example.com or call 3-7172. Appointments for individual help with data analysis and statistical problems are also welcome.
WHAT DO STUDENTS REALLY WANT?:
A panel of students from different colleges will discuss the teaching practices they have found particularly helpful from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, in the CME 109 A. Questions will address student perspectives on syllabi structure and content, classroom technology, handouts, course packets, e-mail attachments, course Web sites and classroom teaching strategies. The session will be moderated by Susan Hill (Philosophy and Religion), and is open to everyone. Sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Consortium. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-2236.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FACULTY/STAFF WORKSHOP DATES CHANGED:
The American Democracy Project is sponsoring a workshop on "Promoting Community and Civic Engagement" from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 12, through Thursday, June 14, in the CME auditorium. Note the change in dates. Stipend is $100. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or e-mail email@example.com and put 'ADP workshop" in the subject line.
LIBRARY HOURS FOR APRIL 7 AND 8:
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)
FOODSTOCK: ROCK FOR HUNGER:
Join KULT 94.5 to rock for hunger at Foodstock 2007 Tuesday, April 3, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Proceeds will benefit the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. The concert will host DJ Doug, 3 lbs. of Love, Dark Mirror and The Beat Strings. Tickets are $5 at the door. Doors opens at 6:30 p.m., and the concert begins at 7 p.m.
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. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
NISG END-OF-THE-YEAR BASH:
This event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, at the Campanile. There will be free food, music and entertainment. President Allen will juggle, there will be a dunk tank fundraiser, wax hands will be back, and there will be a step show by a campus organization. Celebrate another great year at UNI.
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.
Panther softball hosts Bradley in a doubleheader at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, at Panther Park. Baseball hosts Illinois State in a three-game series, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 6, at Riverfront Stadium. The teams also play at 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tennis hosts Creighton at noon, Saturday, April 7. They face Wichita State at 10 a.m., Sunday, April 8. Both matches are 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.
'DR. SEUSS WANTS YOU! POLITICAL CARTOONS OF WWII':
On display through May 20 at the University Museum. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/museum/.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-2250.
SPRING OPEN MEN'S SLOW-PITCH SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:
Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Wednesday, April 11, in the WRC, Room 101. Limited to the first 16 teams to register. Tournament play begins at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 14 on the Intramural Fields. Rain date is Saturday, April 21. There is an entry fee of $20 with a two-game guarantee.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
'GI SCIENCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY: SETTING WILDFIRE EVACUATION TRIGGER POINTS':
Thomas J. Cova, Department of Geography and Center for Natural Hazards at University of Utah, will be the guest speaker at the Carver Geospatial Colloquium at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 5, in the ITTC 29. This talk will present a geospatial approach to residential development in fire-prone areas that is a growing problem for emergency managers. Decision makers charged with protecting the residents of these communities need the best available geographic information to determine who should evacuate and when they should leave.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 https://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/archives/2007/02/combating_stude.html.
WHAT DO TERRORISTS WANT?:
Louise Richardson, Harvard University, will discuss "What Do Terrorists Want?" at 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, Sabin 102. Her book, "What Terrorists Want" contains numerous insights on the motivations and tactics of those who form terrorist organizations. Her appearance is co-sponsored by the Graduate Program in Public Policy and the Center for International Peace and Security Studies of the Political Science Department.
STUDENT-LED DIVERSITY WORKSHOPS FOR FACULTY:
An interactive performance, "Through Student Eyes: On Being an Ally to Minority Students in UNI Classrooms," will take place at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, April 18 and 19, in Lang 040. This performance/discussion, directed by Karen Mitchell and Harry Brod, will examine student experiences of race and class. To RSVP, contact Victoria DeFrancisco at 3-7219 or email@example.com. Walk-ins also are welcome.
NATIVE PLANT PROPAGATION WORKSHOP:
The UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center is offering a native plant propagation workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 19. Learn how to grow native plants from seed, cuttings and root division. Plant materials, resource materials and lunch are included. The Tallgrass Prairie Center is located one-third mile west of the UNI-Dome on W. 27th Street. Cost is $50 per person and $25 for students. Register by Friday, April 13. Limited to the first 30 registrants. To register, or for more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3-3005.
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.
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.
BRASS FACULTY CONCERT:
At 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, new brass faculty members Chris Buckholz (trombone) and Yu-Ting Su (horn) will join Professors Jeffrey Funderburk (tuba) and Randy Grabowski (trumpet) along with Adjunct Bryan Bennett in a celebration of music for brass quintet. The program will include standards by Malcolm Arnold and Victor Ewald as well as works by William Boyce and Thelonius Monk. This event is free.
ALEXANDER KOBRIN AT THE GBPAC:
Master of the piano, Kobrin challenged minds with his Rachmaninoff and melted hearts with his Mozart when he took the top prize as last year's gold-medal winner at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Winetasting with hors d'oeuvres will take place before the concert. This event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10. Sponsored by Community National Bank and the Friends of the Gallagher-Bluedorn. Tickets for UNI students with uCard: $15, $10, $9, $7.50, $7.50; Youth: 20-percent off.
TUNES AT NOON:
Join School of Music and Theatre Department students as they perform excerpts from their upcoming musical performance, "The Chorus Line," from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Bring a friend, grab lunch from Prexy's Restaurants and enjoy some great music.
MEN'S GLEE CLUB TO PERFORM:
Brad Barrett, UNI assistant professor of choral conducting, will lead the UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club in its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m, Wednesday, April 11, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is free.
FIFTEENTH ANNUAL TEXTILE AND APPAREL DESIGN SHOW:
The 15th Annual Textile and Apparel Design Show, "Unforgiven," will take place at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 14, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Free and open to the public.
ATTENTION FUTURE CLASSROOM TEACHERS:
Are you ready to teach the six pillars (trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship) of Character Counts? Attend this free workshop from 1 to 5 p.m., Friday, April 13, at the CME (MAU 109). Pre-registration is required by e-mailing email@example.com. Sponsored by the GBPAC.
'NEW YORK TIMES' AVAILABLE AGAIN:
Students may pick up papers in Maucker Union by the ATM machine, in the student lounge in CBB 101 or the SEC second-floor lounge through Friday, April 27. Sponsored by the American Democracy Project. We need to hear from students who want newspapers on campus. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and put "newspapers" in the subject line.
ONE SPOT OPEN FOR THE SUMMER STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM IN CHINA:
Travel, discover and earn three to nine UNI credits. The insurance and ticket reimbursement ($1,000) is provided by the host university, so students only need to pay for credits and travel arrangements. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Center in Baker 59, at 273-7078, or contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACADEMIC MAJOR MEETINGS:
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 email@example.com.
GRADUATE-STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK: APRIL 2 - 6:
A graduate reception will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in the CME Multipurpose Room. Socialize with other graduates and enjoy free soda, cheese and crackers and cake. All graduate students are invited to attend the Graduate Student Process Panel and Information Session from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. This session is for undergraduates interested in pursuing a graduate education. Help answer questions about what graduate school is really like and enjoy free food and soda. Stop by the information table in Maucker Union from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, April 4, to receive a free treat. Undergraduates are welcome to stop by and learn about the benefits of a graduate education.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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