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Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

NEWS:

PARKING LOT CHANGES:

BARTLETT

The Bartlett A lot has been reopened and partially re-configured. Several stalls have been eliminated on the north and south ends to allow large-vehicle access to service the loading dock at Begeman Hall (former Physics Building) and the ITTC. There are signs identifying the parking and no-parking areas on both ends of the lot. Although the lines are still visible, there is no parking beyond the signs.

 

WRC

The Wellness and Recreation parking lot is currently under reconstruction. A portion of the lot is re-opened. The major changes to this lot include a portion being designated for Cedar Valley Medical Specialist Clinic patients, physicians and clinic staff. Designated spaces are reserved for clinic patrons from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Note that meters remain in this portion of the lot and will be enforced from 6 to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday. No parking is allowed from 1 to 7 a.m., seven days per week.

 

Reminder: Guests with visitor parking permits are not allowed to park in the metered spots without paying. The only exception is in the GBPAC lot. If you have questions, contact Parking Operations at 3-2710.

 

DID YOU KNOW?:

UNI's teacher education program offers 96 teaching endorsements in subjects such as history, math, reading, chemistry and physics to name a few. Source: UNI Teacher Education program.

 

UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN TOTALS:

The UNI United Way steering committee is announcing that $70,941 was contributed to this year's campus campaign. The winners of the drawings were Mary Goodman, Ali Kashef, Janet MacTaggart and Susan Schwieger.

 

UNI UP CLOSE:

Campus will host nearly 200 admitted students and their 300 guests on Friday, Feb. 8. Show your Panther Pride by wearing purple this Friday. The program for and further details about the second-annual UNI Up Close event can be found at http://www.uni.edu/admissions/upclose/.

 

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

 

VOLUNTEER USHERS NEEDED:

Volunteer ushers are needed for four performances of "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 at 2 p.m., Feb. 17, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Ushers greet patrons, distribute programs and help people to their seats. Volunteers will receive a free ticket to the performance. To volunteer, call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 3-6381 or e-mail jascenna.haislet@uni.edu.

 

FAMILY WEEKEND AND HOMECOMING 2008:

Is your department planning a special event or activity for Family Weekend (Sept. 20) or Homecoming (Oct. 11) in 2008? If so, please contact Amy Mohr at 3-3094 or amy.mohr@uni.edu so the events can be considered in the overall university plans and marketing efforts for these two special weekends.

 

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.

 

VALENTINE'S GIFTS FROM ESSENTIALS:

Treat your Valentine to something special from Essentials in Maucker Union. New Valentine items include gel gems, stuffed animals, balloon bouquets, Valentine cards, homemade soaps and candles, sweet treats, UNI clothing and souvenirs and more.

 

ORDER FRESH VALENTINE'S TREATS:

Delight your Valentine or treat co-workers to frosted Valentine 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/.

 

PREVENTING ILLEGAL HARASSMENT AT UNI:

Attorney Helen Adams will discuss "Preventing Illegal Harassment" on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 26 and 27, in the CME. All employees are strongly encouraged to attend to learn about or refresh their understanding of UNI’s policies regarding harassment and discrimination. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/equity. Several sessions are offered throughout the two days. Pre-registration is necessary. Sponsored by Compliance and Equity Management.

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:

STUFF A BEAR:

Looking for a gift for Valentine's day or want to brighten someone's day? Come to Maucker Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, next to Chats to "Stuff a Bear." You can make your very own stuffed animal for free. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board Entertainment Committee.

 
UNI OFFICE OF TEACHER EDUCATION TO HOST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENT:

UNI's Office of Teacher Education is hosting a professional development day for all UNI professional education faculty in the teacher education program. The event, "Backmapping to the Future: Listening to the Evidence," will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 29, in the UNI Commons Ballroom. The keynote speaker is Karen Smith, chief operating officer for the National Commissions on Teaching and America's Future. Participants will collaborate with colleagues and identify future initiatives for UNI's Teacher Education program. For more information, contact merrie.schroeder@uni.edu.

 

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 to participate 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. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

ART EXHIBITION AND RELATED EVENTS:

The UNI Gallery of Art will present a multimedia exhibition, "New Polyphonies: Contemporary Art from Portugal," Wednesday, Feb. 13, through Thursday Mar. 6. Art lectures will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, in KAB 111, with artist Nuno Pedrosa; and at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in KAB 111, with artist Marta de Menezes. A reception will follow Wednesday's lecture. The New Prairie Camerata will present a concert of chamber music in the Gallery at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14. All the events are free and open to the public.

 

EARTH FROM SPACE:

View the Earth from above in this Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit. Earth from Space reveals unknown features of our home planet and illustrates how satellite imagery is gathered and used to expand our knowledge of life on Earth. Earth from Space will be on display at the University Museum, Feb. 16 through June 28. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/museum.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

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.

 

FRIENDS OF FOES:

Join a panel discussion of the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the CME (MAU 109). Were Lincoln and Douglass unusual friends or formal adversaries? Come and share your thoughts. A reception will immediately follow the panel discussion. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and the American Democracy Project.

 

LAST LECTURE SERIES:

The Last Lecture Series invites faculty to present a lecture on any topic that is significant and intriguing to them, as if it was their last lecture. The series also helps connect students with the central purpose of a college education -- the encouragement of intellectual curiosity. Gerri Perreault, director of UNI Leadership Studies and co-chair of the American Democracy Project, will deliver her Last Lecture on "Lies & Lying in Personal and Public Life," at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Seerely Hall 115. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board Speakers Committee.

 

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.

 

THE LEADERSHIP OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.:

The UNI Leaders on Leadership series is sponsoring a presentation from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, in SEC 252. Michael Blackwell, director of the CME, will discuss "The Leadership of Martin Luther King Jr." Free and open to the public. If sending groups or classes, call 3-2332 to assure sufficient copies of handouts. For more information, call Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or Margaret Corson at 3-2332, or e-mail yla@uni.edu (put MLK event in subject line).

 

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.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

TALLCORN JAZZ FESTIVAL CONCERT:

The 57th annual Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz concerts will be performed as the highlight of the Tallcorn Jazz Festival at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16, in the GBPAC Great Hall, featuring UNI Jazz Band One, Jazz Panthers and guest artist David Sanchez, saxophone. For tickets, or for more information, call 3-2028.

 

COWBOYS OF THE AMERICAS:

Cowboys of the Americas is a family-friendly concert featuring the Latin duo Calle Sur, along with Paraguayan guest harpist Alfredo Ortiz. This concert will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, at the GBPAC. Special guest Pop Wagner, a story-telling, lasso-tossing cowboy, and other fun activities for the kids, start at 1 p.m., in the lobby. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, call 3-4TIX or visit http://wcfsymphony.org.

 

'TOSCA':

The GBPAC presents Puccini's opera "Tosca," at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18. For tickets, or for more information, call 3-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP -- LEADING WITH DIVERSITY:

The Student Leadership Center presents its next leadership workshop about how to value and incorporate difference and diversity into your leadership style and organization. Terry Frazier, from ISU, will lead this session at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Maucker Union State College Room.

 
STUDENT HEALTH CLINIC OFFERS MENINGITIS VACCINE:

Students are encouraged to get this immunization. Vaccine protection against meningitis can save a life. Call the Student Health Clinic at 3-2009 for an appointment.

 

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 3-3679.

 

UNI CAMP AND RECREATION FAIR:

The UNI Camp & Recreation Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the WRC Lobby. Many organizations will be recruiting summer employees. Hosted by student organizations Club SOLE and UNITA. For more information, contact Kathy Scholl at kathleen.scholl@uni.edu.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN POLAND THIS SUMMER:

Study abroad, travel around Poland and earn six UNI credits (including 3 capstone) this summer. Three spots are still open. To learn more, attend an information session at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Seerley 220 or contact konrad.sadkowski@uni.edu, stephen.gaies@uni.edu, olgashere@gmail.com, studyabroad@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

 


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