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Thursday, Feb. 14, 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.

 

GATEWAY TABLET PCs AVAILABLE:

ITS Educational Technology is offering 87 Gateway M285-E Tablet Computers used in the StudioIT rooms for departmental purchase. The Tablets have new batteries, will be two years old as of May 2008, and carry accidental damage protection (ADP) warranty through May 2010. Perfect for labs, faculty use, departmental check-out, library use and other needs. Details on purchasing the Tablets and specifications can be found at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/studioit/tablet_resale.pdf.

 

DID YOU KNOW?:

More than 1,800 UNI students majoring in teacher education complete field experiences in Iowa's schools each year. Source: UNI Teacher Education Program.

 

ACADEMIC LEARNING CENTER DIRECTORS:

Inez Murtha has been named the interim director of the Academic Learning Center. She previously served as director of the Student Support Services Program.
Nick Sullivan has been named the interim director of the Student Support Services Program. Sullivan previously served as coordinator of instructional services for Student Support Services.

 

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 high schools. Departments that would like to donate items should contact Tony Stevens at 433-1220 or tony.stevens@uni.edu.

 

ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE OF ORDERING UNI CATERING ONLINE:

A how-to session will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, at the CME (MAU 109). Taste some new catering products and learn how to simplify event planning by ordering online. Reservations are not required. For more information, call 3-2333 for more information or visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/catering.

 

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 UNI Mathematics Department 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 answer questions. RSVP to 3-3217 or osp@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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.

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Men's basktball hosts in-state foe Drake at 1:05 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, in McLeod Center.

 

POWER OF PURPLE: FACULTY AND STAFF NIGHT:

UNI's Athletic Department invites all faculty, staff, family and friends to the UNI vs. Creighton women's basketball game at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in McLeod Center. Tickets will be $2 when you show your university ID.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

ART EXHIBITION AND CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT:

The UNI Gallery of Art will present a multimedia exhibition, "New Polyphonies: Contemporary Art from Portugal," through Thursday, March 6. The New Prairie Camerata will present a concert of chamber music in the Gallery at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14. Free and open to the public.

 

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.

 

MOVIE NIGHT AT THE CME: 'MALCOLM X':

In celebration of Black History Month, the CME is hosting a screening of the movie "Malcolm X" from 6 to 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in the CME (MAU 109). It's a biopic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, directed by Spike Lee and starring Denzel Washington and Angela Bassett. Free pop and popcorn will be provided. For more information, contact Lydia Roberts at lydia.roberts@uni.edu or 3-2250.

 

EARTH FROM SPACE OPENING RECEPTION:

Join special guest Andrew Johnston of the National Air and Space Museum, curator of the exhibit and author of "Earth from Space" as he discusses the exhibit at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, at the University Museum. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/museum.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

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).

 

EARTH SCIENCE DEPARTMENT SEMINAR:

Charles Fosselman and Brent Maitland, manager and operations manager of the UNI Power Plant, will discuss "An Overview of the UNI Power Plant: Past and Present" at 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, in LAT 125. All are invited.

 

'WHY CHRISTIANS SHOULD CARE ABOUT CREATION':

The Rev. 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.

 

GOVERNMENT LEADERS SPEAK ON LEADERSHIP:

The "Leaders on Leadership" series presents three government leaders from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday Feb. 21, in the SEC 252. Speakers are Patricia Harper, former senator in Iowa Legislature, Andrew Morse, president of NISG, and Leon Mosley, co-chair, Republican Party of Iowa. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898, Margaret Corson at 3-2332, or yla@uni.edu (put "leader panel" in subject line).

 

WACH MEN:

College men who are white, American, Christian and heterosexual are often perceived as enjoying a wide range of inherited privileges. Drake Martin, assistant director of residence education, will discuss ways to help educators think and act differently toward traditional male students so these young men will use their inherited power to champion just causes and act courageously in their daily lives. This presentation will take place from 4 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, in the CME (MAU 109). To register, contact Bobbi-Jo Guenther at bb10@uni.edu.

 

CROW FORUM:

CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, March 3, in the Maucker Union North Room. Francesca Soans, Department of Communication Studies, will present "Born into Brothels: Documentary Text, Feminisms, and Empire." The Women’s and Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women and Gender Forum Series. All are invited to attend this informal presentation and discussion.

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL RECITAL WEEKEND:

The UNI Suzuki School will present its bi-annual recital weekend Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/music/suzuki. This event is free and open to the public.

 

PIANO AND ORGAN FESTIVAL:

The UNI School of Music will present the annual Piano and Organ Festival at 9 a.m., Monday, Feb. 25, in the GBPAC Davis and Jebe Halls. Coordinated by UNI School of Music Professors Robin Guy and Kui-Im Lee, this event is free and open to the public.

 

'THE MAGIC FLUTE':

Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet will perform its full-length dance production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "The Magic Flute" at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, in the GBPAC. Choreography is by Mark Godden, whose first full-length ballet, "Dracula," drew international acclaim. Godden and his creative team used Mozart's beloved music to concoct a magical ballet spectacle -- part classical ballet and part Monty Python -- designed to appeal to all ages. For tickets, or for more information, call 3-4TIX, or visit http://www.gbpac.com. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount with a valid student ID.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

WRS HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

Tired of hauling all your workout gear through the wind and snow every day? 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:

MAY TRIP TO NEW YORK - THE CHINESE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE:

The Center for Multicultural Education is sponsoring a trip to New York City, May 15 to 18, to learn about the experience of Chinese Americans and their struggles fighting discriminatory immigration policies. Tour Ellis Island and The Statue of Liberty, Chinatown, museums and more. Airfare, hotel, museum fees and transportation are included in the fee. For more information, check out www.uni.edu/cme, call 3-2250, or email bbg10@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.

 

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION AND RHO EPSILON MEETING:

There will be a joint meeting for Financial Management Association and Rho Epsilon at 5 p.m, Monday, Feb. 18, in CBB 109. AEGON’s Real Estate and Investment Management divisions will present. After the meeting, students will go to the O.P. for dinner and social time. For more information, contact Devin Boyer at boyerd@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.

 

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.


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