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Tuesday, April 5, 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, April 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.
CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: MCLEOD CENTER DRIVE:
McLeod Center Drive from Hudson Road to the McLeod Center will be closed for paving beginning Monday, April 9. The paving is expected to be completed by Friday, May 25. Please contact Facilities Planning regarding questions or concerns.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE SUMMER:
Assist in planning formal and informal recreation activities for children, ages 7-14, during the summer. Must be at least 18 years old, have some experience working with youth, as well as Spanish speaking volunteers. Fourteen hours per week in the evenings. This is a project for HR Non-profit Organization class. For more information, contact email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
VEHICLES FOR SALE:
UNI is selling six vehicles at auction on http://publicsurplus.com. There are three 1995 Ford Ranger pick-up trucks in very clean condition with low miles. There are three older vans with lots of rust and numerous faults. You can bid to buy from the convenience of your home computer at Public Surplus. For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/pubsale.shtml or call Vince at 3-3527.
The UNI Speakers Bureau is looking for speakers on stress management or related topics. Faculty or staff interested in speaking on this topic to community organizations, businesses and industries should submit their presentation at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/speakers/submit.shtml. The UNI Speakers Bureau provides an excellent opportunity for the university to share its resources and expertise with the citizens of Iowa.
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.
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/.
CAMPUS STORM SHELTER LOCATIONS:
This week is severe weather week in Iowa. Every UNI building has areas designated as "Severe Weather Shelters." Make sure you know where the designated areas are in your buildings. Emergency shelter areas for each building may be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/healthsafety/tips/shelters.shtml.
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.
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.
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.
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 3-2676.
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.
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)
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.
TEACHER EDUCATION INDUCTION CONVOCATION:
The 33rd Teacher Education Induction Convocation will take place at 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 9, in the GBPAC. Two-hundred seventy UNI teacher education students are eligible for induction and have been sent invitations. Cherin Lee, chair of the Teacher Education faculty, is the convocation speaker. President Allen will grant admission to the inductees. Faculty and staff are invited to attend to honor the students being inducted.
RECEPTION TO HONOR SUSAN KOCH:
Interim Provost James Lubker cordially invites you to a reception to honor Susan Koch, associate provost and graduate dean, from 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, at the Georgian Lounge & sun porch. Koch has been with the university since 1985. She is leaving to become provost at Northern Michigan University.
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, wax hands will be back, and there will be a step show by a campus organization. Celebrate another great year at UNI.
SECOND ANNUAL CEDAR FALLS/WATERLOO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS BENEFIT WALK:
The UNI Student Athletic Trainers' Organization and the National MS Society have teamed up to host the 2nd Annual Cedar Falls/Waterloo Multiple Sclerosis Benefit Walk. The three-mile walk will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 14, beginning at the Gateway Celebration Shelter, Cedar Falls. Registration is free and everyone is welcome to participate. For more information, or to register, visit http://www.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=5440 or contact Kayla Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY COMMEMORATION:
Holocause Remembrance Day Commemoration at UNI is Monday, April 16. The UNI Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program, in collaboration with the Sons of Jacob Synagogue in Waterloo, has organized two events to remember all who suffered as a result of the Holocaust and other genocides. Yom Ha'Shoah Commemoration will take place from 6 to 6:40 p.m. in the CME (MAU 109). The remembrance ceremony will involve participants of different faiths and backgrounds. The performance, "Remnants," an award-winning voice play written and performed by Henry Greenspan, will take place at 7 p.m., in Lang Auditorium. The play explores the experience of living after the Holocaust. Greenspan is professor at the University of Michigan, a playwright and an author. The performance will be followed by a book signing and reception. The events are free and open to the public.
EARTH DAY FREE BIKE TUNE-UPS:
Europa Cycle and Ski along with WRS Sole Power are sponsoring free bike tune-ups from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the Maucker Union Plaza. This event will be held in conjunction with the Earth Day celebration. Come check it out and learn how you can save the planet.
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.
Baseball hosts Illinois State in a three-game series, beginning at 4 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. The team faces Wichita State at 10 a.m., Sunday, April 8. Both matches are at the Black Hawk Tennis Club, Waterloo.
'THE POLITICAL DR. SEUSS':
This film and discussion will take place at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 5 and at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 14, at the University Museum. "The Political Dr. Seuss" examines the life and philosophical leanings of Theodor Seuss Geisel. Following discussion of the film, explore the featured exhibit, "Dr. Seuss Wants You! Political Cartoons of WWII." For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/museum.
JAPANESE CULTURAL EXHIBIT:
The Japanese students in UNI's Culture and Intensive English Program are hosting a cultural exhibit from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 12, in the CME. A variety of traditional items will be on display.
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.
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.
WRC INTRAMURAL 4-ON-4 OPEN CO-REC SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT:
Entry forms are available in the WRC, Room 101. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 9, through Wednesday, April 11, in the WRC, Room 101. Open to students, faculty and staff. There is an entry fee of $20. Members of the winning team will receive an intramural champion T-shirt. Play begins at 1 p.m, Sunday, April 15, at the WRC sand volleyball court. A rain date will be announced.
INTRAMURAL BENCH PRESS COMPETITION (MEN AND WOMEN):
Registration will take place from 6 to 7 p.m., Monday, April 16, outside the free-weight room in the WRC. Weigh-ins will take place in the WRC wellness lab, Room 104. Men's and women's weight classes. The competition begins at 7 p.m., and warm up will take place 15 minutes before the start of the competition. For more information, call 3-7262.
'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 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 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.
SIGMA XI LECTURE:
Paula Heron, associate professor of physics, University of Washington, will discuss "Reformed Undergraduate Science Teaching -- How Do We Know Whether It Works?" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, in the Lantz Auditorium (Room 137, MSH). The talk is sponsored by UNI Chapter of Sigma Xi and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Jeff Weld at firstname.lastname@example.org at 3-2723.
SATURDAY SCIENCE SHOWCASE ON GRAPES AND WINE:
"Taming the Wild Grape," is the topic for the third Saturday Science Showcase hosted by the College of Natural Sciences. The presentation, by Jean Gerrath of the Department of Biology, will explain how we get from the wild grapes that grow along the Cedar River to a commercial industry worth billions. This showcase will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, in the CEEE Auditorium, Room 11. The presentations are designed to be of interest and accessible to the general public, high-school age and above. Following the lecture there will be a reception and further discussion.
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 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:
From 8 a.m. to 5 p.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; Youth: 20-percent off.
TUNES AT NOON:
Join School of Music and Theatre Department students as they perform excerpts from their upcoming musical performance, "A 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.
WALT WHITMAN LIVE:
At 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, in the Lang Hall Auditorium, Bill Koch presents his one man show portraying one of America's most important literary figures. This 50-minute program features Koch, UNI visiting assistant professor, performing as Whitman and speaking on the poet's major themes, his observations of American culture, views on Abraham Lincoln and experience with the Civil War. The event is free and open to the public.
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.
JAZZ BAND ONE TO PERFORM:
Chris Merz, assistant professor of jazz studies, will direct this critically acclaimed jazz ensemble in its spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is ticketed. For more information, contact the GBPAC Box Office at 273-7469 or visit http://www.unitix.uni.edu.
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.
You'll believe a person can fly. AntiGravity's unique movements incorporate acrobatic skills from many physical disciplines, merging athletics and aesthetics into an art form. This event will take place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15 at the GBPAC. UNI student tickets(with uCard): $17.50, $16, $13.50, $11, $7.50; Youth: a buck a kid; Purchase one adult ticket and get up to two youth tickets for $1 each.
PERSONALIZED BRICKS FOR GRADUATING SENIORS:
Personalized bricks are available to commemorate your years of study at UNI or to honor a special graduate, classmate or instructor. Bricks will be placed in the memorial garden outside Maucker Union. For a limited time only, bricks cost $50. For more information, visit http://www.uni-foundation.org/memorialgardennaming.shtml.
'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 email@example.com 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 3-7078, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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