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Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008

NEWS:

CRITICAL INCIDENT VIDEOS:

Online access to the Critical Incident Workshops presented during the fall semester is available by visiting http://www.uni.edu/alert. Click on "Resources on Prevention and Response." This is a convenient way for all staff to review information on critical incident preparation and response.

 

DID YOU KNOW?:

Of Iowa's 32 teacher education programs, UNI's program is the largest in Iowa, typically graduating 50-percent more teachers than the next largest program. Source: UNI Teacher Education program.

 

PANTHER FIRST AWARDS:

The names of Panther First Award winners are available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/panther_first_recipients.shtml.

 

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.

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH TRIVIA CONTEST:

The UNI Talent Search Program is seeking university paraphernalia for door prizes and awards to give to program participants during our Black History Trivia Contest at Waterloo West and East Highs. Departments who would like to donate items should contact Tony Stevens at 433-1220 or tony.stevens@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

SPECIAL PRICING AT 23RD ST. MARKET THROUGH FEB. 22:

A special rate of 25 cents per ounce for all weighed menu selections at 23rd Street Market will be offered through Feb. 22. This includes fresh items at the Greens Plus Salad Bar, baked potato bar, walking taco bar and nacho bar.

 

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.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

NEED HELP ANALYZING YOUR DATA?:

The Mathematics Department at UNI provides a free source of statistical support for routine data analysis through the Statistical Consulting Lab. The SCL is available to UNI students, faculty and staff. For more information, visit http://www.cs.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL. To set up an appointment, contact Mark Jacobson at 3-7172 or jacobson@cs.uni.edu.

 

WEB CONFERENCE ON NEH DIGITAL CHALLENGE GRANTS:

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Rod Library will host a Web conference on the National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Challenge Grants from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, in Studio IT 1 (ITTC 134). NEH Senior Program Officer Fred Winter will review guidelines and offer Q&A. RSVP to 3-3217 or osp@uni.edu.

 

GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP:

The UNI Counseling Center is offering a grief and loss support group for students. It will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m., every Tuesday, at the Counseling Center. Call 3-2676 for more information.

 

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:

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR FACULTY:

The Upward Bound Math and Science Center is accepting applications for faculty teaching positions in general chemistry, Spanish, computer programming and physics. There are one to three sections of each class. Classes offered Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Thursday mornings. Faculty are required to attend three pre-planning meetings and bi-weekly meetings during the summer. Appointments are for June through July. The rate is $1,200 to $1,500 per credit hour. Applications are available at http://www.uni.edu/eop/ubms/index.htm or by contacting Latricia Hylton at 319-433-1261. Applications are due Feb. 29.

 

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include support services coordinator/user consultant and computer consulting center support specialist. To view complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

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.

 
ALPHA PHI OMEGA SERVICE PROJECT:

From 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, Alpha Phi Omega will host a clothing drive/pop (or beer) tabs drive at the St. Stephen The Witness social hall. Drop off clothing for all ages for Goodwill. Pop/beer tabs will be taken to McDonald's on Main Street. Volunteers should arrive at the social hall at about 1:45 p.m. For more information, contact Chris at chemmey@uni.edu.

 

REACHING FOR THE STARS: A SHOWCASE OF UNI'S DIVERSE TALENT:

Sign up for the Talent Showcase at 7 p.m., Friday, March 7, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Applications are accepted for individual and group performances and are due Feb. 27. Application materials and rules can be found at http://www.uni.edu/cme. For more information, contact Bobbi-Jo Guenther at 3-2250 or bbg10@uni.edu.

 

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Men's basktball hosts Wichita State at 7:05 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13, in McLeod Center. The Panthers host in-state foe Drake at 1:05 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, in McLeod Center.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

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 March 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.

 

MOVIE NIGHT AT THE CME: 'KEEP THE FAITH, BABY':

In celebration of Black History Month, the Center for Multicultural Education is hosting a screening of the movie, "Keep the Faith, Baby" from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13. It tells the story of African American Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and his unconventional style. Free pop and popcorn will be provided. For more information, contact Lydia Roberts at lydia.roberts@uni.edu or 3-2250.

 

CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD PRESENTS THE "PITTER PATTER PARTY':

To celebrate Valentine's Day, CAB will present the following films: "Breakfast at Tiffany's" at 6 p.m, "Bridget Jones' Diary" at 8 p.m., and "Becoming Jane" at 10 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free refreshments.

 

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:

FRIENDS OR 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 Seerley 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 Myers, 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.

 

'WHY CHRISTIANS SHOULD CARE ABOUT CREATION':

Father Robert L. Grant of St. Ambrose University, Davenport, will discuss "Why Christians Should Care About Creation" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, at St. Stephen Catholic Student Center. Grant holds a Ph.D. in environmental ethics and is the author of "A Case Study in Thomistic Environmental Ethics." Presented by the Catholic Student Association.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

'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. 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.

 

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 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.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Scott and Michelle Dalziel will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. In addition to acoustic rock and folk genres, this duo also plays R&B, pop, jazz, country, bluegrass and blues. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

'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.

 

FACULTY ARTIST HORN RECITAL:

UNI School of Music Professor Yu-Ting Su, will present a recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

DIRECTOR/DESIGNER'S PRESENTATION FOR 'DEATH OF A SALESMAN':

Theatre UNI will host a Director/Designers Presentation for the special alumni production of "Death of a Salesman" at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Join guest director Larry Paulsen and the team of professional designers as they share their vision for bringing this American classic to life on the Strayer-Wood stage in April. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.theatreuni.com.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

BLOOD LIPID PROFILE (BCP) SCREENING:

Blood lipid profile (BCP) screening will take place from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the WRC Main Corridor. Blood is drawn to test for 23 components including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, blood sugar, iron, etc. Cost is $20 for BCP; $10 extra for prostate test (PSA); $5 extra for thyroid test (TSH). Pay by cash or check only. To schedule an appointment, call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 

WRS HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

Tired of hauling all your workout gear through the wind and snow everyday? Let HB help you out. Lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year). For more information, ask a fitness supervisor at HB, or contact Kristy Leen, WRS personal fitness coordinator at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

SPRING CAREER FAIR:

The spring career fair will take place from 10 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the UNI-Dome. More than 120 employers will talk with UNI students/alumni about internships and full-time jobs. Some will schedule for the Spring Interview Day on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Fair information, employers participating, and the majors they're seeking are available at http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/events/career/careerfair/spring.html. Sponsored by UNI Career Services, 214 East Bartlett, 3-6857.

 

JACK KENT COOKE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GRADUATE SCHOOL:

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation will award scholarships to help students with exceptional promise and demonstrated financial need attend graduate school. Must have financial need, cumulative GPA of 3.50 or better, plan to attend graduate school in fall 2008 and be nominated by UNI. UNI students who wish to be considered should visit http://www.jackkentcookefoundation.org to learn more about the program and to begin the online application process. All applications must be completed online by Feb. 18. For more information, contact Betty DeBerg at 3-6221 or betty.deberg@uni.edu.

 

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS:

The Upward Bound Math and Science Center has four teacher assistant positions open in the areas of mathematics (statistics), chemistry, physics/computer programming and college reading and writing. Applicants should be juniors by the end of the 2007-2008 school year. Teacher assistants work 15 to 17 hours per week at a rate of $10 per hour. Applications are available at http://www.uni.edu/eop/ubms/index.htm or by contacting Latricia Hylton at 319-433-1261. Applications are due Feb. 29.

 

LEARN CHINESE (MANDARIN) IN TAIWAN:

The Taiwan-U.S. Summer Scholarship program is available for graduate/undergraduate students interested in learning about Taiwanese culture and studying Mandarin. A monthly stipend of $800 is awarded for two months. This program will take place at National Pingtung University of Education, Taiwan from June to August. The application deadline is March 8. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Center (Baker 59) at 3-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu.

 
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 future 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.

 

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 SCHOLARSHIP 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.

 

 

 


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