Wednesday, June 20, 2007
VICE PRESIDENT FOR EDUCATIONAL AND STUDENT SERVICES UPDATE:
The Vice President for Educational and Student Services Search Committee has chosen four candidates for on-campus interviews.
Candidates include Kimberly Barrett, associate vice chancellor for student development and diversity at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; Jan Hanish, interim vice president for educational and student services at UNI; Terrence Hogan, senior associate vice president and dean of students at Ohio University; and Mahmoud Saffari, associate vice president for enrollment management at St. Cloud State University.
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend the question and answer sessions for each candidate, being held in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME). The first, for Barrett, was June 19. Remaining sessions are:
Hanish - June 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m., CME
Hogan - June 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m., CME
Saffari - June 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m., CME
Comment forms will be handed out at each session for your feedback. Visit
http://www.uni.edu/essvp for more details on each candidate and full visit schedule.
CONSTRUCTION NOTICE - STREET CLOSED/JENNINGS DRIVE
Beginning Thursday, June 21, Jennings Drive, just east of its intersection with Campus Street, will close for seven days to accommodate work related to the Electrical Distribution Loop System/Load Break Switches - Phase I project. Access from Campus Street to Jennings Drive will be maintained. Access to the CEEE building will be from Jennings Drive via College Street.
BOR MATH AND SCIENCE EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE STEERING COMMITTEE:
The Board of Regents asked President Allen and the University of Northern Iowa to lead a Board of Regents Mathematics and Science Education Collaborative Initiative in close partnership with the University of Iowa and Iowa State University. For details, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2007:0620.shtml
IOWA MATH & SCIENCE EDUCATION SUMMIT:
As part of the Board of Regents Mathematics and Science Education Collaborative Initiative, UNI will host an Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Summit from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, in Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom. Educators and stake holders throughout Iowa will gather to give input into the challenges and opportunities in math and science education. For more information, contact Jeff Weld, UNI Department of Biology, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BIWEEKLY PAY PERIOD CHANGE:
Because Wednesday, July 4 is a holiday, the next biweekly payday will be Tuesday, July 3. All supervisors should notify their student employees of the change from the normal Wednesday payday.
SOLAR SPLASH RESULTS:
UNI'S solar electric boat team won fourth place in overall championship results and third place qualifying in the 14th World Championship of Intercollegiate Solar Boating hosted by University of Arkansas, College of Engineering, Fayetteville, Ark. Solar Splash is an international, intercollegiate solar/electric-boating competition.
UNI team’s design and engineering visual display, with a prototype Panther boat model, also received third highest points in the event.
Project objective includes promoting clean and zero emission boat technologies in Iowa lakes and rivers.
For more information, visit http://www.solarsplash.com.
JOIN UNI'S STURGIS FALLS PARADE ENTRY:
To be a part of this year's UNI entry in the Sturgis Falls Parade, report to the GBPAC dock at 8:15 a.m., Saturday, June 23. Dress in UNI gear. Everyone will head downtown at 8:30 a.m. to set-up and get in order for the parade by 9 a.m. The parade will begin promptly at 10 a.m. This invitation includes families. This year's theme is "A Family Tradition." If you are planning to participate, please RSVP to Christy Schroeder, 3-3637 or Fritz@uni.edu.
AUDITIONS FOR FILM:
Auditions are being held for REBIRTH, a short film produced by Francesca Soans, Department of Communication Studies. Lead roles for East Indian, Scandinavian-American, and Mexican women. Many supporting and extra roles are available. Contact email@example.com for details.
CAMPUS SUPPLY INVENTORY SHUTDOWN:
Campus Supply at PHP and the Campus Supply warehouse on West 27th Street. will be closed for inventory June 27, 28 and 29. No supply requests will be taken until it reopens on July 2. Please place your orders no later than June 26.
SIGN UP FOR DIABETES PREVENTION STUDY:
Participants are needed for a research study, Fitness Plus Diabetes Prevention. Researchers are looking for persons who are 20 to 65 years of age, recently diagnosed with impaired glucose tolerance or Type 2 Diabetes, not using insulin and able to participate in physical activities of moderate intensity. If interested, call 3-2314 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUMMER CONFERENCE GUESTS:
The Department of Residence welcomes the following guests to campus: June 21-22, Summer Orientation VI; June 21-22, Quarterback School Aux 1; June 22-24, Marine Corps Band; June 24-26, Football All Position Camp; June 24-30, Geology of Iowa for Teachers; June 25-28, UDA Dance Camp II; June 25-26, Summer Orientation VII.
UNI ATHLETIC TICKETS ON SALE:
UNI Athletics is offering a special discount to all UNI faculty and staff to see the Panthers. Football season tickets are available for as low as $40. That price gets you a reserved seat in the Red Zone, or, get closer to the action with a premium reserved seat for only $108. Get more information by stopping by the UNI-Dome ticket office, call 3-4TIX, or go to http://unipanthers.cstv.com/tickets/seasontix.html.
WOMEN'S PANTHER PACK VALUE:
UNI Athletics is offering a new affordable and flexible way to see the Panther women at play this coming school year. The Women's Panther Pack offers 25 tickets to use at any women's athletic event for only $50. See volleyball, women's soccer, women's basketball and indoor track & field for only $2 a ticket. This pack allows you to use all 25 tickets on one sport for the season, for one game with family and friends, or spread your 25 tickets out over the year to see all four sports in action. To pre-order your Women's Panther Pack, call UNItix at 273-4TIX.
Vacancies at the P&S level include mid-level provider, program coordinator/ National Coalition of Campus Children’s Centers, assistant women’s basketball coach. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp
PANTHER FIRST AWARD RECIPIENTS:
Names of Panther First Award winners have been posted online and can be viewed at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/panther_first_recipients.shtml
CHANGE IN LIBRARY HOURS FOR JULY 4:
UNI is a new member in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). AASHE is a membership-based association of colleges and universities working to advance sustainability in higher education in the U.S. and Canada. Everyone on the UNI campus is covered by AASHE membership. To create an account, visit http://www.aashe.org. and click on "Log In" in the left column. At the log-in page select "Create a new account," then follow the directions to receive a password. Use your campus e-mail address as your "username."
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):
MARY POPPINS AND THE UNI MUSEUMS: LET'S GO FLY A KITE -
The University Museum is hosting an outdoor kite fest and a free screening of the family classic "Mary Poppins," Saturday, June 30. Bring lawn chairs and let this soaring musical sweep you off your feet. Kite flying at 7:30 p.m.; 9 to 11:30 p.m. is the movie show time. Kites, snacks and drinks available for purchase. For more information, call 3-2188.
KUNI NIGHT AT BICYCLE, BLUES & BBQ FESTIVAL:
The Bicycle, Blues & BBQ festival gets underway in Clear Lake at 5 p.m., Friday, July 6, with food and cycling vendors, and culminates with a USCF-sanctioned race at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, July 8. KUNI will participate with a great night of blues starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 7 at the Surf Ballroom, featuring a CD release party from R&B pianist/vocalist Kelley Hunt; blues diva Candye Kane, in support of her new release "Guitar'd and Feathered"; and Iowa City's The Diplomats of Solid Sound. Buy one ticket for KUNI's Saturday night show with Kelley Hunt and get one FREE ticket for The Surf's Friday night show with blues axeman Walter Trout, while supplies last. Advance tickets can be ordered online at www.iowatix.com and www.kuniradio.org (in the STORE section), or by calling KUNI weekdays at 3-6400 or (800) 772-2440, ext. 0. Advance tickets are also available at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls and CDGB’s in Mason City.
OUTDOOR REC EQUIPMENT RENTAL:
Do you have guests coming this summer? Remember that bikes, inline skates, canoes, kayaks, camping gear and more are available to rent through the WRS Outdoor Recreation Office, Wellness/Recreation Center 174, 3-7163.
HEALTH BEAT OPEN:
Health Beat, located in the Maucker Union, is available for use this summer from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Monday through Friday). Locker services also are available. For additional information, contact Kristy Leen at email@example.com or 3-7167.
The Personal Training Program is available during the summer. For more information, contact Kristy Leen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-7167.
WRC CLOSED FOR RAGBRAI:
The Wellness and Recreation Center, including all activity areas, wellness resource lab and fitness classes, will not be available Wednesday, July 25, due to the RAGBRAI overnight stop in Cedar Falls. To accommodate participant workout needs, the Health Beat in Maucker Union will be open from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please contact the main WRS office at 3-6275 for additional information.
MARTINA MCBRIDE PERFORMS TOMORROW:
Martina McBride will perform live tomorrow night at McLeod Center with special guest, Diamond Rio. Tickets are still available at the UNITix Box Office, by calling 3-4TIX or visiting any Ticketmaster location. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and Diamond Rio will take the stage at 7:30 p.m.
LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Janelle Lauer is a regular performer on the radio variety show, Liars Holographic Radio Theatre. She performs jazz standards as well as demanding cross-genre material. Lauer will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, June 25, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
BLUES TRAVELER RAGBRAI CONCERT:
The Blues Travelers along with The Nadas will perform during the RAGBRAI celebration at 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 25, in the UNI-Dome. Lance Armstrong will also make an appearance.Tickets are $20 or $10 for registered RAGBRAI riders at the UNITix box office, online at tickets.uni.edu or by calling 273-4TIX.