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Thursday, April 12, 2007

NEWS:

CEDAR FALLS RAGBRAI TOWN-HALL MEETING SET:

The 2007 Cedar Falls RAGBRAI® planning committee will host a town-hall meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19, in the Holmes Junior High gymnasium, 505 Holmes Drive, Cedar Falls. Cedar Falls and UNI have teamed up to host the overnight stop. With that in mind, the official theme for the Cedar Falls event will be "Live Large." To see the full news release, visit http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=2883

 

UNIVERSITY-WIDE ELECTIONS:

University-wide elections for chair of the University Faculty, chair of the Graduate Faculty, Committee on Committees and Educational Policies Commission will begin soon. An electronic ballot will be sent via campus e-mail. However, you may request a paper ballot by contacting Dena Snowden at dena.snowden@uni.edu. Both ballots will contain the names of the nominees for each position plus the option of write-in candidates. All faculty are encouraged to vote in these important elections. Address questions or comments to the Committee on Committees Co-chair Otto MacLin at otto.maclin@uni.edu.

 

RECORDING INDUSTRY PURSUES NEW INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY:

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has recently changed strategy regarding copyright infringement and is now sending out-of-court settlement letters to be distributed to alleged copyright violators. More than one-quarter of the students nationwide receiving these letters in March decided to settle out of court. For more information on how this may impact you, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/admin/riaastatement.html

 

UNI PARKING SURVEY:

UNI is considering possible improvements to the current parking program. It's also in the preliminary planning stages of constructing a parking deck and transit-stop facility to take the place of the current Commons parking lot. We'd like your input. The survey can be found at MyUNIverse under the "Current Announcements" section. If you have questions about the survey, please contact Dave Zarifis, director of public safety, at 3-2712.

 

PARKING DECK INPUT SESSIONS:

Your input is needed about preliminary designs. Choose from one of three campus information sessions: from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 17; and from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 18. All sessions will take place in the CME meeting room.

 

QUARTERLY MEMFIS MAINTENANCE:

From 6 to 10 a.m., Saturday, April 14, quarterly maintenance will be performed on core MEMFIS and related systems. This will affect a variety of university systems, such as (but not limited to) MEMFIS applications (including self-service), AccessUNI and WebCT.

 

RFP REMINDER:

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.

 

FACULTY AND P&S ANNUAL COURTESY NOTICE:

The annual loan period for items checked out from Rod Library to faculty and professional and scientific personnel will end soon. Please return all items by Tuesday, May 1. All items must be returned, but you may recheck out items. To view items checked out to you, log on to your library account at https://unistar.uni.edu/patroninfo/. For more information, visit http://www.lib.uni.edu/access/fac_notice.htm.

 

UPDATED MOVE FORMS:

Facilities Services has updated the on-line move form available for office moves. http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/services/moving.shtml This new process will log move requests into a database for on-line viewing and tracking. You still need to print the information and route for signatures. Contact Mike Zwanziger (3-7826) with any questions.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR WHEELCHAIR SPORTS CAMP:

Volunteers are needed to help with a Wheelchair Sports Camp at UNI from Wednesday, June 13, through Saturday, June 16. Volunteers are need to help participants with living skills, transportation, meals and hygiene. Meals will be provided, and those who volunteer to stay overnight with the athletes will have their room accomodations paid. Training will be held prior to the camp. This is an opportunity to get some practical experience working with young people in wheelchairs. Academic credit is available. For more information, contact N. Hamilton at hamilton@uni.edu.

 

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 ckartel@uni.edu, schlieve@uni.edu or cwood@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

SPEAKERS NEEDED:

The UNI Speakers Bureau is looking for speakers on motivation and stress management or related topics. Faculty or staff interested in speaking on this topic to community organizations, businesses and industries should submit their presentations 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.

 

P&S JOB OPENINGS:

Vacancies at the P&S level include coordinator of aquatics, certification, and sport club programs. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

ROD LIBRARY PANTHER PROWLER USER GUIDE:

A new guide summarizes how to use Panther Prowler: http://www.library.uni.edu/gateway/pantherguide.shtml. Call 3-2838 to ask questions about Panther Prowler, arrange for someone to demonstrate the product in your office or to schedule a presentation for your department or other group.

 

'THROUGH STUDENT EYES: ON BEING AN ALLY TO MINORITY STUDENTS IN UNI CLASSROOMS':

Sessions will feature different actors and scenarios and will take place at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, and Thursday, April 19, in the Interpreters' Theatre, Lang 040. "Through Student Eyes" is a project of students in two UNI courses: "Performance and Social Change," and "Money, Sex, and Power," taught by Professors Karen Mitchell and Harry Brod. Contact Brod or Mitchell for more information. RSVP to Victoria DeFrancisco at 3-7219 no later than Tuesday, April 17. Seats are limited, however, walk-ins are welcome as space allows. Sponsored by the University Multicultural Coordinating Council. Separate workshops for students are also being offered at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, and Thursday, April 26, in Lang 040. They can RSVP by calling 3-2217 or signing up outside Lang 326.

 

INSTITUTE FOR COURSEWARE ENHANCEMENT THRU TECHNOLOGY (ICE-T):

ITS-Educational Technology is sponsoring two institutes, one in May and one in June, to assist UNI faculty with courseware enhancement. ICE-T will provide professional consultation, training and staffed facilities for producing courseware. These institutes are provided free for UNI faculty but space is limited. Visit http://www.uni.edu/icet for complete details.

 

NSF CAREER GRANTS:

Office of Sponsored Programs will offer an informational session on the National Science Foundation Early CAREER grant program from noon to 1 pm., Tuesday, April 17, in 213 East Bartlett Hall. Untenured assistant professors in social sciences, math, physical and natural sciences, engineering, technology, and related education fields are eligible. RSVP to anita.kleppe@uni.edu or 3-6148.

 

COMMUNITY/CIVIC ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM:

Information and a registration form are now available for the faculty and staff development workshop on "Promoting Community and Civic Engagement," from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, through Thursday, June 14. Sponsored by the American Democracy Project. Registration information is available at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/470.html.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS:

KAPPA DELTA PI T-SHIRT SALE:

T-shirts and other items and gifts on sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the UNI Beginning Reading Conference in the SEC Lobby. Sponsored by UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society.

 

EARTH SCIENCE GEODE SALE:

The Earth Science honor society Sigma Gamma Epsilon is hosting a geode sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, April 16, and Tuesday, April 17, in Maucker Union. Own a piece of the earth by purchasing one of its natural wonders.

 

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 Second 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 kf0515@uni.edu.

 

SUMMER LANGUAGE CAMPS:

The Department of Modern Languages will offer summer language camps for students in grades two through eight. Camps will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 25, to Friday, June 29, at Price Lab School. Languages offered are French, German, Chinese, Russian and Spanish. More information will be forthcoming.

 

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY COMMEMORATION:

Holocaust 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 Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom A. 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.

 

AMERICAN HUMANICS FUNDRAISER:

American Humanics, a student organization on campus, has scheduled its spring fundraiser for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, at the Campanile. Come for food, activities and a chance to win some prizes. There will be walking tacos, drinks, and root beer floats -- all for under $5. There will be a chance to enter a drawing for outdoor prizes.

 

CARNIVAL NIGHT:

Come have fun at Thursdaze's Carnival Night with inflatable fun on Thursday, April 12. Games include jousting, battle cruiser lazer tag, obstacle course and more, plus Clearly You Crystals. Games will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Also that night, come listen to The Nadas at 9:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Coffeehouse. Free refreshments provided.

 

EXHIBITS/FILMS:

'THE POLITICAL DR. SEUSS':

This film and discussion will take place 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.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

PRESIDENT ALLEN SPEAKS ON LEADERSHIP:

President Allen will discuss "Reflections on Leadership," from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 12, in the SEC, Room 247. He will discuss his path to leadership, his views on leadership and advice he would give students as future leaders. Sponsored by the UNI Leadership Studies Program.

 

KING ARTHUR SCHOLAR TO VISIT UNI:

Arthurian scholar E. Kay Harris will present the key address of the interdisciplinary conference, "Culture and the Medieval King," at noon, Friday, April 13, in SAB 102. The conference runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For further information, visit http://www.uni.edu/~utz/cv/cvarthur/index.html, or contact Richard Utz at 3-3879.

 

RESEARCH PROJECT PRESENTATIONS:

Senior honors students and presidential scholars will present their thesis research projects on Saturday, April 14. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Lang Hall second-floor auditorium lounge with continental breakfast and a welcome by Samuel Gladden, chair of the Honors Advisory Board. Following will be eight concurrent sessions of research presentations in Lang Hall Rooms 208, 211, 222, and 223. For a list of presenters and times, visit http://www.uni.edu/honors/conference.shtml. Presentations are open to the public.

 

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.

 

LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC FORUM:

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend a Legsilative Public Forum at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 14, at the AEA 267, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive in Cedar Falls. Guests will have an opportunity to hear from local legislators and ask questions.

 

UNI REPERTORY DANCE THEATRE LECTURE/DEMONSTRATIONS:

UNI Repertory Dance Theatre will present two lecture/demonstrations on the history of art dance in 20th Century America. This event will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at the Snowden House in Waterloo; and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. These presentations are free and open to the public. Visit http://www.uni.edu/dance for information about other upcoming dance events at UNI.

 

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SUNNI AND SHI'ITE:

A lecture explaining the differences between Sunni and Shi'ite traditions within Islam will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. A.E. Souaiaia, assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Iowa, will speak on, "Tortured Memories: History and Context of Sunni-Shi'ite Divide." This religious literacy program is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy & Religion, inspired by a New York Times article reporting that key members of Congress and officers in federal agencies did not know the basic differences between these two groups.

 

CHFA ALUMNI FELLOWS SYMPOSIUM FRIDAY, APRIL 20:

Nineteen alumni will visit with students, faculty and staff about the value of a liberal arts education for professionals Friday, April 20. Attend any or all of the moderated sessions and listen as they describe UNI’s impact on their careers, and what we can do to better prepare our students for success in a global economy. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/chfa/AFSymposium07.shtml.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

ARTS IN APRIL AT UNI:

Please watch your mail for the Arts in April brochure. Despite a slight delay in printing, the annual celebration of the arts does continue. Visit http://www.uni.edu/artsinapril for a full calendar of April's celebration of arts and culture at UNI, and to see the 2007 poster, designed by senior Ryan Cosgrove.

 

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 3-7469 or visit http://www.unitix.uni.edu.

 

MULTICULTURALISM THROUGH DANCE:

UNI's International Dance Theatre, with special guests, the UNI Swing Club and Repertory Dance Theatre, present "Multiculturalism through Dance." The annual spring concert will take place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 14, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, in the Russell Hall Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door or from any dance company member and are $4 for students and $6 for adults. The program will feature dances from around the world along with beautifully performed ballroom dances.

 

'A CHORUS LINE' COMES TO UNI:

Theatre UNI and the School of Music present the Broadway dance sensation, "A Chorus Line," Friday, April 13, through Sunday, April 15, and Friday, April 20, through Sunday, April 22, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $15 for the general public and free for UNI students. For more information, call 3-6381 or visit http://www.theatreuni.com.

 

AntiGRAVITY:

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.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Scott & Michelle Dalziel will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, April 16, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

PERCUSSION AND DRUM RECITAL:

On Monday, April 16, at 8 p.m. in Davis Hall, GBPAC, alumnus Ryan Frost will be featured as a marimba soloist on "Tiger Dance," a composition by UNI alumnus Jeffrey Smith. The ensemble will also perform pop music from the '60s and '70s along with traditional African music from Guinea and Ghana. This event is free.

 

UNI JAZZ PANTHERS IN CONCERT:

The UNI Jazz Panthers (artists formerly known as Jazz Band II), will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, in the GBPAC Great Hall, under the direction of Robert Washut, professor of jazz studies. Featured artist is UNI alumnus Don Jaques on saxophone. This event is free.

 

WIND SYMPHONY PERFORMANCE:

Ronald Johnson, professor of instrumental conducting, will direct the Wind Symphony's spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, in GBPAC Great Hall. This event is free.

 

UNITUBA CONCERT:

The UNITUBA ensemble will offer its spring performance at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 19, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, under the direction of Jeffrey Funderburk, professor of tuba/euphonium. This event is free.

 

UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL PRESENTS THE NORTHERN IOWA JUNIOR ORCHESTRA:

The annual spring concert of the Northern Iowa Junior Orchestra will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. The orchestra features area students in fifth through eighth grades led by guest director Tom Schilke. This event is free.

 

UNI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT:

The UNI Chamber Orchestra will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, in the GBPAC Great Hall, under the direction of Rebecca Burkhardt, professor of theory. This event is free

WELLNESS REC:

INDOOR TRIATHLON:

UNI's second Paddle, Pedal, Pace will take place Sunday, April 22. The triathlon, consisting of a 400-yard swim, 6-mile bike ride and 1.5-mile run, is open to students, faculty, staff, retirees and spouses. Registration is from April 9 through 19 in WRC 101 (no race-day registration). Entry fee is $15 for students and faculty/staff paid users and $20 for non-paid users. The event is limited to the first 56 paid registrants. For more information, call 3-6275.

 
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.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

NORTHERN IOWAN IS HIRING:

The Northern Iowan is hiring editors and writers for the 2007-08 academic term. Interested students should apply online at http://fp.uni.edu/northia/employment-old.asp or pick up an application at the Northern Iowan office in the Maucker Union lower level. Applications are due by 4 p.m., Friday, April 20. For more information, call 3-2157.

 

CAREERS IN POLITICS AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:

"UNI Alum Goes to Washington and Negotiates $20 Billion a Year: A Career in Federal Government," at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19, in CAC 108. Adrienne Hallett (philosophy and the study of religion, '97), will describe her career path into and preparation for her former job on Sen. Tom Harkin's D.C. staff and her current position on the staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. As committee staff, her portfolio includes about $20 billion annually in labor, health and human services, and education initiatives.

 


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