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Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008

NEWS:

FREE TAX ASSISTANCE:

UNI accounting students are providing free income tax assistance again this year through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The program will run from Feb. 11 through April 14, excluding the week of March 17-21 (spring break). Sessions are from 5 to 7 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, in CBB 224. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call the Department of Accounting at 3-2394.

 

NEW IRB FORMS FOR RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMAN PARTICIPANTS:

New application forms for human-participants research are posted at http://www.uni.edu/osp/research/IRBforms.htm. Researchers should bookmark this site so that current forms will always be used. Old versions will be allowed for a limited time. For comparison purposes, the new forms -- with revisions marked in red -- also are available upon request.

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: FUNDING DEPARTMENTAL CO-OP POSITIONS:

Funding for 20 co-op positions is available for fall 2008 through spring 2009 semesters. These funds ($3,400 per site) provide student co-op support for assisting departments and programs. Students will intern 14 hours per week for 30 weeks. Positions should be challenging and career enhancing. Guidelines for completing the proposal packet are at http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/co-op/oncampus.html. The deadline is 5 p.m., Monday, March 3.

 

LEGISLATIVE MOVEMENT AFOOT: ADA RESTORATION ACT:

To read about the Americans with Disabilities Restoration Act and other disability-related articles, read the February Student Disability Serices Newsletter at http://www.uni.edu/disability/faculty/responsibilities/FSNewsletter.htm.

 

HELP IMPROVE ROD LIBRARY'S WEB SITE:

Help to improve Rod Library's Web site by giving feedback through an online survey. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes. https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/surveys/takeSurvey.cgi

 

LUX SERVICE AWARD:

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2008 Lux Service Award. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students who have demonstrated outstanding service to the university. Students with 90 or more credit hours, including graduating seniors, qualify for the award. Visit http://www.unialum.org/lux for complete award requirements and an online nomination form. Nominations must be received by Feb. 15. For more information, contact Amy Mohr at 3-2355 or amy.mohr@uni.edu.

 

MONITORING WORK STUDY EARNINGS:

There is a new way to find the monitoring reports for your work-study students. Departments should log into Oracle, using the MEMFIS Applications link. Once logged into Oracle, select the appropriate self-service link (i.e. supervisor self-service, timecard manager, etc.). Then, click on "Work Study Monitoring Report." This link leads to all of the work study students for whom you have responsibility. For more information, contact Tim Bakula at 3-2722 or tim.bakula@uni.edu.

 

VAGINA WARRIORS:

The UNI V-Day Committee is seeking nominees for Vagina Warriors. Nominees are women who have shown leadership and active involvement in making the community more aware of women's rights, leadership, safety and empowerment. If you know someone who fits these qualifications, contact Jessica Lieb at (563) 580-3422 or jlieb@uni.edu.

 

ART AUCTION SUBMISSIONS:

The UNI V-Day committee is seeking pieces of artwork relating to women's empowerment, prevention of violence against women and gender equality to be auctioned off on Friday, Feb. 22, for V-Week. Profits will go to the V-Day program and its beneficiary, Violence Prevention Services. All art forms accepted. Due date is Friday, Feb. 15. For more information, contact Jessica Lieb at (563) 580-3422.

 

ORDER FRESH VALENTINE'S TREATS:

Delight your Valentine or treat co-workers to frosted Valentines cookies for $8.49 per dozen, ten assorted homemade truffles for $8.99, or a one-pound assortment of homemade fudge for $9.99. All items are packaged and ready for giving. Place orders online by 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, and pick up orders Wednesday, Feb. 13 and Thursday, Feb. 14 at Biscotti’s in Redeker Center, 23rd Street Market in Commons or Prexy’s in Maucker Union. Order online at http://www.uni.edu/dor/cookies.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

CARE-FRONTATION PROGRAM: FACULTY AND STAFF HELPING STUDENTS:

We all may notice students who struggle with college life and need assistance. This program teaches signs of students in distress, how to approach and talk to students about your concern and what resources UNI offers. This program will take place from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Maucker Union State College Room. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/.

 

ROD LIBRARY UPDATE FOR CBA FACULTY & STAFF:

Tom Kessler and Stan Lyle from Rod Library will provide a library resources and services update for College of Business Administration faculty and staff from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m, Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the CBB 323.

 

BRINGING A LAPTOP TO THE LIBRARY?:

Please do! There are many advantages to having it at hand when you study or do research in the library. There are a number of options to connect to the campus network. Check the Wireless and Hardwired Networking Web page for information. http://www.library.uni.edu/services/wireless.shtml.

 
UNI AMERICAN DEMOCRACY PROJECT SEEKS PROPOSALS FOR FUNDING:

The American Democracy Project is seeking proposals for Constitution Day; the Lincoln Bicentennial (2008-2010);

the Civic Discourse series; and media literacy, including newspapers on campus and in the classroom. The deadline for spring projects is Feb. 12. For details and a funding application visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_012408.shtml

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

Merit vacancies are available for viewing at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.shtml.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

SAE BLOOD DRIVE:

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the American Red Cross will host a blood drive in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Donating helps save many lives.

 

HELP 'SPIKE OUT HEART DISEASE':

Help "Spike Out Heart Disease" at Alpha Phi’s annual volleyball tournament Sunday, Feb. 24. The tournament will take place upstairs at the WRC, with registration starting at 10:30 a.m. for teams of six to eight players. The cost of participating is $5, and exclusive T-shirts will be sold for $10. All proceeds will be donated to the Alpha Phi Foundation and the American Heart Association. For more information, or to register a team, stop by the Alpha Phi table in Maucker Union from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21. For more information, contact Jessi Kelly at jessik@uni.edu.

 

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Women’s basketball hosts Illinois State at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, in McLeod Center. UNI will host Indiana State at 7:05 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, in McLeod Center.

Softball hosts Grand View in an exhibition game at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, in the UNI-Dome. Softball hosts the Ramada UNI-Dome Classic on Saturday and Sunday. The Panthers play Dayton at 3 p.m. and South Dakota State at 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, in the UNI-Dome. UNI will play South Dakota State at 2 p.m. and North Dakota at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10, in the UNI-Dome.

Wrestling hosts South Dakota State at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10, in McLeod Center.

 

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

THURSDAZE MOVIE: 'ENCHANTED':

Come check out the blockbuster "Enchanted" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Starring Patrick Dempsey, Amy Adams and Susan Sarandon, this classic Disney fairytale collides with modern-day New York City in a story about a fairytale princess who is sent to our world by an evil queen. Soon after her arrival, Princess Giselle begins to change her views on life and love after meeting a handsome lawyer. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

GRADUATE COLLEGE BROWN BAG:

A Brown Bag Lecture will take place at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. Trudy Eden, associate professor of history, will discuss "The Early American Table: Food and Society in the New World." All graduate faculty are invited to attend. Cookies and coffee will be provided.

 

DISCUSS & DISCOVER DIVERSITY BOOK DISCUSSION:

Cedar Valley Discuss & Discover Diversity: Reading & Sharing will discuss Nora Ephron's book of advice, "I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts On Being a Woman." This discussion will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, at the UNI Museum. Need not have read the book to participate.

 

SEMINAR ON NATURAL RESOURCE RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT:

Michele Fuhrer and Cassy Bohnet, professional science masters students, and Mark Meyer, assistant professor of biology, will discuss "Determining Maximum Sustainable Production of Biomass with a Mixture of Prairie Species" at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Tallgrass Prairie Center, Room 9. It is an overview of research being done in conjunction with the Tallgrass Prairie Center, which is studying the sustainable use of biomass from prairie plantings for electrical generation. This research is comparing four experimental treatments: switchgrass, five native-grass species, 16-species biomass mixture and 32-species prairie mixture. An integral part of the study is the effect of frequency and patterns of harvesting prairie biomass on wildlife habitat. Sponsored by the Tallgrass Prairie Center. For more information, contact Ryan Welch at 3-3828 or rwelch@uni.edu.

 

INTERNSHIPS IN WASHINGTON D.C.:

Students interested in a summer or fall internship in our nation's capital can do so through The Washington Center (TWC). There are opportunities for all majors and many scholarships are available. A TWC representative will describe the opportunity and how to apply from 4 to 4:50 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, in CBB 121. Faculty are welcome to attend. The TWC representative can also speak from five to 45 minutes in classes. For more information, contact Al Stamberg, Cooperative Education/Internship Program, at 3-6398.

 

INCLUSION MATTERS:

Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift use wit as well as substance in a fast-paced and challenging presentation to help us see ability and disability in a different way. This husband-and-wife team has spent the past 20 years working to ensure that people with disabilities are able to take their rightful place in schools, workplaces and communities. This discussion will take place at 7 p.m., Monday, April 7, in the GBPAC.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Raldo Schneider will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: FACULTY ARTIST SHOWCASE:

UNI School of Music faculty artists and friends in a chamber music showcase will kick off the spring Spotlight Series Concerts at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the GBPAC Great Hall. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for non-UNI students. For tickets, or for more information, call 3-4TIX.

 

'THE CRUCIBLE':

Theatre UNI and the School of Music present "The Crucible," an opera based on the play by Arthur Miller. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 7, 9, and 15, and 2 p.m., Feb. 17, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for youth and free for UNI students with ID. For more information, call 273-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre.

 

NORTHERN FESTIVAL OF BANDS:

The UNI School of Music will present the Northern Festival of Bands in the GBPAC Great Hall. The Northern Iowa Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, and festival band and soloists will perform at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9. This annual event hosts nearly 50 schools and more than 250 individual students for a festival of bands and band music. Saturday's concert will be ticketed. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

KUNI 2008 WINTER BLUES BLOWOUT:

The Legendary Rhythm and Blues Revue will roll into Waterloo’s Electric Park Ballroom for the KUNI 2008 Winter Blues Blowout on Feb. 9. Tommy Castro has gathered two of his favorite cruising musicians for an explosive show that features former J. Geils Band founding member Magic Dick as well as 2007 Blues Music Awards finalist Deanna Bogart. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 at the door). Advance tickets can be ordered online at http://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.

 

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL:

Guest artists Emily Vardanyan, violin, and Lee Schmitz, piano, will offer a recital at 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

SUZUKI FACULTY RECITAL:

UNI Suzuki School faculty artists will offer an early spring recital at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

FLUTE CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music Professor of Flute Angeleita Floyd, the Northern Iowa Flute Choir and UNI School of Music Flute Studio students will present a concert at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

WORDS OF WELLNESS:

The February Words of Wellness (UNI employee wellness newsletter from Wellness and Recreation Services) is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/. The UNI Energy Conservation Committee is now sponsoring two pages of each issue, focused on environmental wellness. To be added to the Wellness mailing list, e-mail kathy.green@uni.edu or call 3-6921 with your name and UNI ID number.

 
WRS FITNESS AND LEISURE CLASSES:

WRS fitness and leisure classes have started but it's not too late to sign up. Many classes are still available. Classes begin as early as 6:30 a.m. and go until 10 p.m. There are 53 different low-cost sections to choose from. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis.

 

SPRING TRAINING ONLINE FITNESS PROGRAM:

The WRS Fitness and Leisure program is offering an online wellness program that gives you the tips, skills and incentives to lead a healthier, more productive life. Using a baseball theme, earn singles, doubles, triples and home runs for healthy choices you make each day. Look at your overall wellness, make behavior changes and be rewarded. You will receive a T-shirt or gym bag upon completion. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis or contact dana.foster@uni.edu.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

CHARACTER COUNTS WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATION MAJORS:

The GBPAC will host a workshop for furture classroom teachers from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15. Character Counts in Iowa is an opportunity to build a portfolio and to learn the six pillars of character, implemented in many school districts across Iowa. For more information, or to register, e-mail wsebert@uni.edu or call 273-3679.

 

AMERICAN COLLEGE HEALTH ASSOCIATION - NATIONAL COLLEGE HEALTH ASSESSMENT:

During the next three weeks, University Health Services will be administering the American College Health Association - National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA). This confidential survey will gather important data about students' health habits, behaviors and perceptions. The information will be used to assess students' needs and to improve programs and services. If you are asked about this by your students, or have the opportunity to do so, encourage students to complete the survey. For more information, contact Mark Rowe at 3-3423.

 

PAIR APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE:

Students can apply to be a Peer Academic Advisor in Residence (PAIR) for the 2008-2009 academic year. PAIRs work in Academic Advising and in an assigned residence hall where they live. Information and applications are available from the Online Job Board, at http://www.uni.edu/advising/, in Maucker Union 111, or from a current PAIR. Applications are due Monday, Feb. 18.

 

FOLLON SCHOLOARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP:

Applications are being accepted for the Dr. Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership. This $2,500, one-year scholarship is named for Follon, who served as vice president for Educational and Student Services at UNI from 1985-1998. The scholarship recognizes students for their leadership contributions to UNI and potential to model leadership for women. Information about the scholarship and application materials can be found at
http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarship/SueFollon.pdf. Deadline for applications is March 3.

 
REGULAR SAVE MEETINGS SCHEDULED:

SAVE (Students Against a Violent Environment) will meet at 6:30 p.m., every Thursday, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. All UNI students are welcome to attend. Officer elections will take place Thursday, Feb. 7. Get involved in an important cause, meet new people, be creative, put your skills to work for a resume builder, be a leader and make a difference at UNI. For more information, e-mail mark.rowe@uni.edu.

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 'JEOPARDY':

Student organizations will compete in a Black History Month trivia game at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the CME (MAU 109). Six student organizations will participate, and slots will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. You may have up to four participants per organization. The winning team of each round will win $100 (courtesy of the CME), towards its next on-campus activity. Refreshments will be provided. To sign up, contact Bobbi-Jo Guenther at bbg10@uni.edu with your organization name and names of participating team members.

 


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