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Tuesday, April 24, 2007
INTERNAL SEARCH FOR ASSOCIATE PROVOST ANNOUNCED:
The Office of the Provost is conducting an internal search for associate provost. This position is a three-year renewable term, full-time position. Applications received by Tuesday, May 1, will be given full consideration. For a full description and application requirements, visit www.uni.edu/vpaa.
COE DEAN SEARCH UPDATE:
The College of Education Dean Search Committee has identified four candidates for campus interviews. Details can be found at http://www.uni.edu/coe/deansearch/. Candidates yet to interview and the dates of their visits are:
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24 and 25, Kenneth Teitelbaum, chair and professor, Department of Teaching, Leadership and Curriculum Studies, Kent State University, http://www.kent.edu;
Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27, Sue A. Joseph Joslyn, associate dean, UNI Graduate College.
IOWA STATE FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to work the UNI exhibit at the Iowa State Fair from Thursday, Aug. 9, to Sunday, Aug. 19. Shifts will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Two faculty and staff will be scheduled per shift to work alongside alumni volunteers. This year UNI is "Celebrating Education in Iowa" at the fair. Volunteers will receive free admission and a complimentary UNI shirt. Volunteers are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. To volunteer, or for more information, contact Rebecca Schultze at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-6488.
PLANNING FOR FAMILY WEEKEND:
Please submit dates, times and brief descriptions for open houses and events for Family Weekend 2007, Oct. 26 through 28. Include contact name, phone number and e-mail address for each event listed. E-mail information to email@example.com by June 1. Use subject header Family Weekend 2007.
GBPAC ARTIST RESIDENCY:
The GBPAC will host AXIS Dance Company in March 2008. This company creates and performs contemporary dance developed through the collaboration of dancers with and without disabilities. Company members will be available to host lectures and workshops for the UNI and the Cedar Valley community proir to their March 7 performance. The GBPAC is looking for faculty/staff interested in serving on the planning committee for outreach activities. Your involvement will include two planning meetings in May and September. If you are interested in serving, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CASH DEPOSITING POLICY UPDATE:
The Office of Business Operations has updated the requirements for credit card processing within the cash depositing policy. All credit card transactions must be deposited daily, regardless of amount. The requirements for cash and check deposits remain unchanged: daily for receipts of $250 or more and weekly for receipts less than $250. Refer to the "cash handling training presentation" and "depositing receipts instructions" at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/cashiering/index.shtml. For more information, call 3-2628.
The Office of Business Operations has added two individuals to the Purchasing and Payables staff. As the purchasing and payables manager, Tori Stafford is responsible for oversight of these functions for the university. Stafford can be reached at 3-2253. Molly Rickert is a purchasing agent. Rickert will assist with the competitive bid process, including requests for quotes and/or proposals. In addition, Rickert will create purchase orders and be responsible for creating and maintaining procurement card accounts. Rickert can be reached at 3-6448.
SUMMER CHARGING FOR STUDENT EMPLOYEES:
If you are employing students this summer not enrolled in summer classes and who would like to continue the privilege of charging purchases to their e-bill, send each student’s name and student ID to email@example.com.
SUMMER RESERVE READING LISTS:
Faculty who wish to place items on reserve for the 2007 summer semester session beginning May 7 should submit their list to the Rod Library reserve desk by April 27. Reserve requests starting June 4 will need to be received by May 21. New reserve lists can be submitted online at: http://www.uni.edu/library/resform.htm.
SPRING EDITION OF TECHNOLOGY FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING (TLT) NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE:
Learn about new technologies available at UNI as well as services and special events available to faculty, staff and students. TLT may be accessed at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/newsletter.
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 needed 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 practical experience working with young people in wheelchairs. Academic credit is available. For more information, contact N. Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vacancies at the P&S level include child development specialist. To view complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.
Merit vacancies are available for viewing at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp.
UNI'S PHOENIX CENTER OFFERS ASSISTANCE:
UNI's Phoenix Center offers free, confidential assistance to victims of stalking and harassment. Assistance includes counseling, medical and legal referrals, meeting accompaniment, help securing No Contact and No Trespass orders, support with academic concerns and collaboration with university and community policing agencies and the Dean of Student's Office. For more information, call 3-SAFE or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec.
ROD LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS NOW AVAILABLE:
Rod Library has developed several digital collections that are available at http://cdm.lib.uni.edu/. There are four main sections: UNI Historical Collections, Cedar Valley and Iowa Historical Collections, UNI Research Papers and Selected Digitized Resources. Users can purchase high-quality copies of images such as photographs from Rod Library. For additional information, visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/archives/resources/electronic_reso/.
LIBRARY HOURS FOR FINALS WEEK:
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)
UNI COMMUNITY SHOWCASE:
UNI Community Showcase is an opportunity for community leaders to learn more about UNI programs and services that add value to the community and the state and how UNI students are learning to be leaders for Iowa's future. This first showcase will include brief presentations from faculty and staff from a variety of university departments. UNI Community Showcase will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, in UNI's new Business & Community Services Building, 8120 Jennings Drive.
NATIONAL PLAYGROUND SAFETY WEEK:
The National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS), headquartered at UNI, is celebrating National Playground Safety Week through April 27, by announcing the release of its new book, "S.A.F.E. Play Areas: Creation, Maintenance and Renovation," written by staff of the NPPS -- Donna Thompson, executive director; Susan Hudson, education director; and Heather Olsen, operations director.
CINCO DE MAYO:
Join in the celebration of Cinco de Mayo from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, April 27, outside of Maucker Union. Enjoy grilled fajitas, beans, chips, dessert and pop for only $4. Rain site is inside Maucker Union.
WINE & TULIPS:
The Friends of KUNI/KHKE present the 22nd Annual "Evening in Celebration of Wine & Tulips" and silent auction to benefit public radio in northeastern Iowa. This year’s celebration will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 5, at the Park Place Event Centre in Cedar Falls. A VIP pre-party starts at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance and are available online at http://kuniradio.org or by calling KUNI at 1-800-772-2440. Tickets are also available at Roots Market and Indulgence in Cedar Falls.
SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE WORKSHOPS:
Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, is offering a series of creative drama workshops for children this summer, including the annual summer fun production, Jungle Book. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre or call 3-6387.
UNI Gallery of Art presents "B.F.A. Group Exhibition," which runs through May 5. The exhibition features the following participants: Levi Biel (printmaking), Luke Biel (drawing), Emily Chace (graphic design), Amanda Chan (graphic design) and Leah M. Mayer (ceramics). Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery.
APRIL EXHIBITS AT ROD LIBRARY
Come visit Rod Library and view this month’s exhibits. The displays showcase a variety of themes including Rod Library staff’s favorite books in celebration of National Library Week, Explore the World with UNI by the Study Abroad Center, and National Poetry Month. For photographs and more information about library exhibits, visit https://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/archives/displays/.
THURSDAZE MOVE -- 'THE NUMBER 23':
Come check out the blockbuster "The Number 23" starring Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen and Logan Lermanlsen on Thursday, April 26, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Carrey's character becomes obsessed with a novel that he believes was written about him. As his obsession increases, more and more similarities seem to arise. Free refreshments provided. Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m.
DEALING WITH SEXUAL HARASSMENT:
The Leadership Studies Program at UNI is sponsoring a session on "Sexual Harassment" on Thursday, April 26, from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in SEC, Room 246. Presenters are Gwenne Culpepper, associate director for Compliance and Equity Management at UNI, and Chris Lukasiewicz, Lt. Colonel and department head, Military Science-ROTC at UNI. They will discuss policies and strategies for dealing with sexual harassment. This event is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 (or YLA@UNI.edu with subject “April 26 event”).
MYRNA SANDVIK POETRY READING:
UNI creative writing graduate and former instructor Myrna Sandvik will read from her new book, "R.F.D. Iowa," at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 26, in the Rod Library Browsing Room. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit
SYMPOSIUM ON THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION:
A Symposium on the Future of Higher Education will take place at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 27, in Curris 131. Four panelists representing the diversity of Iowa colleges and universities will participate. The symposium is free and open to the public. A detailed description with panelist biographies is at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/documents/higher_ed_symposium.pdf
UNI JAZZ BAND III AND JAZZ COMBOS:
At 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, in the Russell Hall Auditorium, various small ensembles, led by graduate student directors, will offer their spring performances. This event is free.
UNI FACULTY ARTISTS RECITAL: PIANISTS SEAN BOTKIN AND GENADI ZAGOR:
At 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, Sean Botkin and Genadi Zagor, assistant professors of piano, will collaborate to offer a faculty duet recital on piano. A must-see performance for piano lovers. This event is free.
SYMPHONIC BAND SPRING CONCERT:
At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the GBPAC Great Hall, Paul Brizzi, director of the UNI Marching Bands, will lead the Symphonic Band's spring concert. This event is free.
JAZZ CONCERT AT THE REVERB:
The UNI Vocal Jazz Ensemble and UNI Jazz Combos A and B will be performing at 9 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, at The Reverb. Cover charge is $3. The address is 204 1/2 Main Street in Cedar Falls. For more information, call (319) 277-4404 or go to http://www.thereverb.net.
UNI CONCERT CHORALE TO PERFORM AT WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN:
The UNI Concert Chorale will be launching its spring tour with a performance at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Waterloo at 7 p.m., Friday, April 27. The address is 1301 Kimball Avenue, in Waterloo. This is the final local UNI choral performance of the year.
W-CF SYMPHONY POPS CONCERT:
He's classical music's answer to The Marx Brothers. Legendary musical humorist Peter Schickele joins the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony for P.D.Q. Bach's The Vegas Years, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 28, at the GBPAC. Among others, you'll hear "Oedipus Tex" and "Songs from Shakespeare." Tickets are available at 3-4TIX or http://wcfsymphony.org.
KUNI PRESENTS AT THE REVERB:
The KUNI Presents concert series continues at The Reverb on Saturday, April 28, with Detroit garage-rock band, The High Strung. Also performing on this super-rock extravaganza: The Mittens (Cedar Falls), The Beat Strings (Waterloo) and North of Grand (Des Moines). Showtime is 10 p.m. Admission is $6 for those over 21 and $8, under 21. Contact The Reverb for tickets.
KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Central Standard Time, a duo of singer-songwriters, will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, April 30, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
MARTINA McBRIDE AND DIAMOND RIO IN McLEOD:
Martina McBride will perform live with Diamond Rio Wednesday, June 21, in McLeod Center. Tickets are available at the UNItix Box Offices in the UNI-Dome and GBPAC or by calling 3-4TIX. Tickets also are available through any Ticketmaster outlet, at http://ticketmaster.com or by calling (319) 363-1888. Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster are subject to additional fees. A student discount is available at the UNItix Box Office. One discount per ID.
Come enjoy free mini massages, pet Cedar Bend Humane Society animals, play Dance-Dance Revolution and walk the labyrinth from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, April 30, through Wednesday, May 2, in Maucker Union Ballroom. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.
EARN COLLEGE CREDIT AT IOWA'S LAKESIDE LABORATORY:
The Iowa Lakeside Lab, located in the Great Lakes region of northwest Iowa, provides the opportunity to "study nature in nature" and discuss environmental issues with like-minded professors and students. Month-long intensive credit courses involve field work at Iowa's oldest biological field station and the surrounding wetlands. Classes for graduate and undergraduate credit meet May 21 to Aug. 9. Course and enrollment information is available at http://www.continuetolearn.uiowa.edu/lakesidelab/ustudents. Students may also enroll through the UNI Office of the Registrar via MyUniverse. For more information, contact UNI Continuing Education at 3-5970 or email@example.com.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT PROGRAMS OFFER CONVENIENCE AND FLEXIBILITY:
Now accepting enrollments for summer credit courses. Learn more at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/summer07. Don't forget about Guided Independent Study — students can enroll at any time, take up to nine months to complete a course and work at their own pace. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/gis.
ORCHESIS DANCE AUDITIONS:
UNI Orchesis Dance Company will hold open auditions for the fall 2007 semester at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, and Wednesday, April 25, in the WRC 185/187. All current UNI students and incoming freshmen are encouraged to audition. Auditions will consist of ballet barre, modern dance, jazz dance and tap. For more information about Orchesis, visit http://www.uni.edu/dance.
STUDENT PREVIEW PARTY AT GBPAC:
See the line-up for next season’s Artist Series performances at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, in the GBPAC Lobby. Win raffle prizes while snacking on your favorite foods and ordering your tickets in advance. Don’t miss this chance to select great seats with your friends and family for next season's shows. Students get 50 percent-off of their ticket. Plan on using your 50-percent discount with u-Card to order your tickets.
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