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Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008

NEWS:

UNI ALERT TEST -- UPDATE YOUR DATA
The first campus-wide test of new UNI Alert system is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 27. To do:

1. Check your emergency contact data immediately. Blank sections won't be automatically filled in. You're the only person who can update this data. https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/update_pi.cgi

2. Text messages
If you've opted-in for UNI Alert text messages on your cell phone, watch for a text from Connect-Ed/23177. It will read: "UNI Alert: You are now confirmed to receive alerts from us." For more info, text reply "HELP" or "STOP UNI" to opt out. Save the number to your phone as "UNI Alert."

 

TOWN HALL MEETING:

A town hall meeting is planned for 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. The purpose is to discuss the university’s reaccreditation process, the Voluntary System of Accountability, and the Foundations of Excellence program. President Allen, Provost Lubker, and Associate Provost Bev Kopper will facilitate this meeting. Open to all students, faculty and staff.

 

UNI COUNTY IMPACT DATA:

UNI impacts all 99 counties in Iowa. The Office of Governmental Relations updates Iowa county profiles with UNI data including the number of alumni, students, ICN courses, business and community services outreach and more. Faculty and staff are encouraged to share this information during any speaking engagements or work with Iowa counties. Faculty and staff interested in specific county information can contact Jane Larson at 3-6144 or jane.larson@uni.edu.

 

UNI RELAY FOR LIFE:

UNI's Relay for Life will take place Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12. The planning team is looking to involve at least 50 UNI faculty and staff in the event. Relay for Life raises money in the fight against cancer and is one of the largest student-run events at UNI each year. To learn about the many ways to participate, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/relayforlife/faculty_staff.htm. For more information, contact Megan Kirschbaum, team recruitment chair, at megkir01@uni.edu.

 

DID YOU KNOW?:

Price Laboratory School is one of two schools in Iowa to be named a 2008 State School of Character by the state's Institute for Character Development and the Iowa Department of Education. The school also earned this recognition in 2007 for its character education program.

The National Program for Playground Safety has been featured on FOX, CNN, NBC, the Today Show, ABC Good Morning America, CBS Early Edition, Oprah Show and the John Walsh Show.

 

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.

 

UNI UP CLOSE:

UNI Up Close will host nearly 400 students and theIr guests on Friday, Feb. 22. With 1,000 visitors on campus, show your Panther Pride by wearing purple and welcoming these guests. To view the UNI Up Close agenda visit http://www.uni.edu/admissions/upclose/UNIUpCloseProgram08.pdf

 

NO MUG MEETING IN FEBRUARY:

MEMFIS Users Group (MUG) will not meet this month. Attend the next MUG meeting after spring break at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 27, in MSH 201. This meeting will be primarily dedicated to demonstrating FY 09 Self-Support funds budget development to faculty and staff. This year these budgets will be developed, routed and approved online. MUG meetings are open to everyone on campus. To be added to the agenda mailing list, contact Eunice Dell, MEMFIS Project Manager, eunice.dell@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 or visit http://ryan.dor.uni.edu/webcatering/main.asp.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

GROW IOWA VALUES FUND APPLIED RESEARCH GRANTS:

Business and Community Services (BCS) and the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) have collaborated to provide seed money for applied research with the greatest potential for commercialization, through UNI's Grow Iowa Values Fund resources. Priority will be given to projects in Iowa's targeted industry clusters: bioscience, information solutions and advanced manufacturing. Grant applications are due in the Office of Sponsored Programs by 5 p.m., Monday, March 24. For more information and the application criteria, see www.uni.edu/osp.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP:

This workshop will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required. For more information, call 3-JPEC or e-mail jpec@uni.edu.

EMPLOYMENT:

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include assistant soccer coach and imaging systems/applications administrator. The complete job descriptions are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS:

SECRETS AND ILLUSION WITH JASON MICHAELS:

Want to see some cool magic? Come see Jason Michaels at 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Think Criss Angel, David Copperfield and David Blaine wrapped into one. Free refreshments. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH, MARCH 2008:

"Women's Art, Women's Vision." Join the Women's and Gender Studies Program and other programs across campus for a series of events celebrating women's creative pursuits from writing to composing to performance. A printable calendar of events can be found at http://www.uni.edu/womenstudies.

 

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION:

This year's Earth Day celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 22, at the Maucker Union courtyard. Consider hosting a booth to showcase your group's activities and interests in matters of ecology, environment, health, recycling, conservation and other related topics. Campus groups, campus departments, area businesses and government agencies are welcome to participate. For more information, contact Jenny Bruss at jennifer.bruss@uni.edu or 3-3689. Application forms are available at http://www.RRTTC.com.

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Women's basketball hosts Creighton at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in McLeod Center. The Panthers host Drake at 3:05 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24, in McLeod Center in their final home game of the season.

Wrestling hosts North Dakota State at noon, Sunday, Feb. 24, in McLeod Center.

Tennis hosts South Dakota State at 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, at the Black Hawk Tennis Club. The Panthers host Chicago State at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, and Eastern Illinois at 10 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Black Hawk Tennis Club.

Track hosts the UNI-Dome Open on Saturday, Feb. 23, in the UNI-Dome.

 

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:

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.

 

BBC PLANET EARTH FILM SERIES - 'POLE TO POLE':

The film "Pole to Pole" will be shown at 1:30 and 3 p.m, Saturday, Feb. 23, at University Museum. "Pole to Pole" examines how the seasons produce the greatest spectacles on Earth. Follow the sun as it touches the lives of creatures across the planet, bringing a fresh understanding of how the world is interconnected. Free.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

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 the 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).

 

SIGMA XI LECTURE:

Mercouri Kanatzidis, Northwestern University, will discuss "What to expect from exploratory synthesis: intermetallics, glasses, aerogels and optics" at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25, in MSH 201. Kanatzidis will attempt to highlight the value of exploratory synthesis to materials discovery and tie it to scientific, technological and societal advances. Cookies and lemonade will be served.

 

DRINK THINK: A PERSONAL APPROACH TO ALCOHOL:

Nationally acclaimed speaker Rick Barnes is coming to UNI to present "Drink Think: A Personal Approach to Alcohol," from 8 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by UNI's Alpha Xi Delta, NISG, Department of Residence, and University Health Services.

 

'GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS FOR IOWA SCHOOLS':

The Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) will host a presentation on "Geothermal Heat Pump Systems for Iowa Schools" from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the CEEE, Room 13. This presentation will cover basic system types, advantages and disadvantages, energy costs and the bottom line. For more information, contact Jeff Beneke at jeff.beneke@uni.edu or 3-3850.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in SRL 115, Gregory Bruess, associate professor of history, will present "A Cross-Dressing Nun and a Miracle Working Shrine in Arcadia, Greece: What's the Attraction?" The event is free and open to the public.

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH PANEL DISCUSSION:

The Festivals and Special Events class at UNI is hosting a panel discussion, African American History: Contemporary Perspectives at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, in the CME, Room 109 B. The panel will include members of the community and student body.

 

JOHN DEERE: FARMING WITH GREENSTAR:

Take part in a computer simulation of precision agriculture utilizing GPS technology at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, in SEC Room 123. This is one in a series of programs presented by the UNI Museums in conjunction with the Smithsonian exhibit "Earth from Space," on display through June 28. Free. www.uni.edu/museum

 

THE CHANGING FACE OF IOWA STUDENTS:

School administrators from across Iowa will gather in McLeod Center to discuss "The Changing Face of Iowa Students" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 29. UNI's Mark Grey and five school administrators will discuss challenges and success in schools serving Iowa's increasingly diverse K-12 population. Sponsored by the UNI Educational Leadership program. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/coe/elcpe or e-mail nick.pace@uni.edu.

 

CROW FORUM:

CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, March 3, in the Maucker Union North Room. Francesca Soans, assistant professor of communication, 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.

 

GBPAC GUEST ARTIST RESIDENCY ACTIVITIES:

AXIS Dance Company will present a movement masterclass from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, and a lecture demonstration at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, March 6. AXIS Dance Company has created work developed by dancers with and without disabilities, focusing on "physically integrated dance." For more information, visit http://www.gbpac.com/season/artists/axis.shtml.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

FREE IMPROV SHOW EVERY FRIDAY:

Half Masted 3.2 will present free shows at 6:30 p.m., every Friday, at the Cedar Falls Public Library, located on Fifth and Main streets. Seating is first-come, first-served. Shows are a little under an hour and are family friendly.

 

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.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE PRESENTS THE NADAS:

The Nadas will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. The Nadas have sold more than 75,000 albums through their own Authentic Records. "Listen through the Static" is their fifth studio album and seventh overall. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

DEAD WHITE MALES: A YEAR IN THE TRENCHES OF TEACHING:

This biting satire of the public school system will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 1, in the Interpreter's Theatre (Lang Hall 40). Janet, a rookie history teacher, goes from idealist to burnout as she fights internal politics within the public school system. Written by William Missouri Downs, directed by UNI student Emily Eisenman and produced through special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

 

GUEST ARTIST PIANO RECITAL:

Guest Artist Irina Avramkova, piano, will visit the UNI School of Music for a recital performance at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY:

UNI music (voice) faculty member John Hines will perform at the W-CF Symphony concert at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 1, in the GBPAC. Hines will solo on Brahms’ German Requiem along with other vocal soloist Rosemary Gast plus the Metropolitan Chorale. Strauss' stirring Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings will open the program. Tickets from $19 for adults, $9 for students with Buck-a-Kid valid. For more information, call 3-4TIX or visit http://wcfsymphony.org.

 

PERCUSSION AND WEST AFRICAN DRUM ENSEMBLES CONCERT:

At 8 p.m., Monday, March 3, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, the UNI Percussion & West African Drum Ensembles will offer their spring concert under the direction of guest percussion instructor Ryan Frost. This event is free and open to the public.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

EATING DISORDER AWARENESS WEEK, FEB. 25-29:

Listen to Your Body Eating Disorder Awareness Week will take place Monday, Feb. 25 through Friday, Feb. 29. A clothing drive will take place in the WRC Monday through Friday. Thursday take an eating attitudes test to see if your eating habits need adjusting. There will be educational material all week at a display near the welcome desk. For more information, contact Joan Thompson at 3-2198.

 

NEED MOTIVATION WITH YOUR WORKOUT?:

Personal trainers are a helpful resource to teach proper form and technique and provide motivation to reach fitness goals. Get inspired and enjoy exercising. For more information, contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

MEETING RESCHEDULED:

There will be a joint meeting for Financial Management Association and Rho Epsilon at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in the CBB 109. AEGON’s Real Estate and Investment Management divisions will present. Dinner and social time will follow at the O.P. For more information, contact Devin Boyer at boyerd@uni.edu.

 
PAIR APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED:

The deadline for Peer Academic Advisor in Residence (PAIR) applications and references has been extended to noon, Friday, Feb. 22. Information about the PAIR program is available from www.uni.edu/advising/

 

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM:

The inaugural campus-wide Graduate Student Research Symposium will take place from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, April 7, in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. All graduate students are invited to present as are December 2007 graduates. Poster presentations, oral presentations, artwork and musical performances will be showcased. Additional details, including the submission form due on Friday, March 7, are available at http://www.grad.uni.edu.

 

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.

 
CO-OP/INTERNSHIP PROGRAM ORIENTATION MEETINGS:

Students can learn about Cooperative Education by attending a Co-op/Internship Program orientation meeting from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27 or Thursday, Feb. 28, in CBB 109. Students will learn the importance of internships, how to become involved in the Co-op/Internship Program and how to benefit from Career Services.

 

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.

 

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 be there to 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.

 

GIVE SOME FEEDBACK, GET SOME FOOD:

Do you have ideas about what should happen on campus during the weekends? If yes, there's a free lunch for you. Come to a session at noon, either Monday, Feb. 25, or Thursday, Feb. 28, in the College Eye Room of Maucker Union to share your thoughts on what weekend living on campus could be. To participate in one of these discussions, RSVP to mike.bobeldyk@uni.edu or 3-5888. These sessions are available to all students.

 

GET HELP PLANNING A SPRING BREAK TRIP:

An STA Travel representative will visit UNI on Thursday, Feb. 21. Stop by the info table in the Piazza from
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or attend an info session in the Meditation Room of Maucker Union from 3 to 4 p.m. Get some tips for planning your spring break.

 

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