Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008
SEARCH COMMITTEE NAMED FOR NEW UNI ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:
A committee of 12 has been selected. The goal is to name a new athletic director by May 1. Joel Haack, dean of the UNI College of Natural Sciences, is chairing the committee. The committee plans to select finalists for interviews in late March and conduct on-campus interviews in early to mid April. For a list of the committee members, see the news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3459
FLOODING CLOSES HUDSON ROAD UNDERPASS:
A frozen drain line in the Hudson Road underpass has resulted in flooding in the underpass; barricades have been placed on each side of the underpass and pedestrians should plan on taking an alternate route until further notice.
UNI ALERT TEST -- UPDATE YOUR DATA
The first campus-wide test of the 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. 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."
UNI IN THE NEWS:
Harry Brod, philosophy and religion, is mentioned in yesterday's Des Moines Register
Victoria Robinson, educational leadership, counseling and postsecondary education, is quoted in Sunday's Des Moines Register
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
INK CARTRIDGES AND COMPUTER SUPPLIES AVAILABLE:
The Department of Theatre has the following printer ink cartridges and computer supplies available free to any department that can use: HP 26, 29, 40, 49; Lexmark 20, 70, 82, 83; Brother PC-101; 3.5" IBM disks; and 250 MB zip disks. Call 3-6386.
DID YOU KNOW?:
The UNI American Humanics, Inc., program received the national Sprint Foundation Program Excellence Award as best program in the country in preparing professionals for careers in non-profit organizations. Source: HPELS
The Family & Children's Council needs volunteers to serve on program, human resource, finance and public relations and events committees. Contact the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information regarding this volunteer opportunity and others.
USA WRESTLING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS:
Hundreds of volunteers are needed to help run the USA Wrestling Folkstyle National Championships Wrestling Tournament April 4-6 in the UNI-Dome. Jobs include scorekeeper, clock operator, runner and taper. No experience necessary. E-mail: email@example.com for more information.
Minutes for the Jan. 17 MEMFIS User Group meeting are available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/memfis_users/documents/mm20080117.pdf
GROW IOWA VALUES FUND APPLIED RESEARCH GRANTS:
Business and Community Services and the Office of Sponsored Programs 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
WEB CONFERENCE ON NSF MATH & SCIENCE PARTNERSHIP:
The Office of Sponsored Programs will host a Web conference on the National Science Foundation's popular Math and Science Partnership program on Friday, Feb. 29, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Studio IT 3 (ITTC 138).
For additional information on the conference or on the Math and Science Partnership program, contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at 273-3217. Please RSVP to 3-3217 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacancies at the P&S level include security analyst, marketing specialist, assistant marketing specialist, academic advisor, and counselor. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)
CHARTING YOUR WORLD: THE MAGIC OF MAPS:
Elementary-aged students will design a treasure map, plan a city, go orienteering and learn the ins and outs of all geographical things from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 8, at the University Museum. $10/Friends members, $12/non-members. RSVP by March 4. For more information, call 3-2188 or visit http://www.uni.edu/museum.
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 email@example.com or 3-3689. Application forms are available at http://www.RRTTC.com.
Men's basketball will play its final home game of the season when it hosts Indiana State at 7:05 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in McLeod Center.
The men's and women's indoor track teams will compete for the MVC title when UNI hosts the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 2, in the UNI-Dome.
CANCELLED -- 'GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS FOR IOWA SCHOOLS':
The presentation on "Geothermal Heat Pump Systems for Iowa Schools" has been canceled for Tuesday, Feb. 26 and rescheduled to March 6 from 3:30 to 5 p.m., in Room 13 at the CEEE. If you have any questions, contact Jeff Beneke at 3-3850 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
DIRECTOR/DESIGNERS' 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.
PRESIDENT ALLEN AND HCC VICE PRESIDENT ALLEN TO SPEAK ON LEADERSHIP:
President Ben Allen from UNI and Vice President Linda Allen from Hawkeye Community College will reflect on leadership from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, in SEC 252. The event is sponsored by the Leadership Studies Program and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or email@example.com (put leadership series in subject line) or Margaret Corson at 3-2332. Sponsored by Leadership Studies, Student Leadership Center, and Office of Educational and Student Services.
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
FACULTY/STAFF MEN ENDING GENDER VIOLENCE:
Contact Violence Prevention Educator Mark Rowe at 3-3423 or firstname.lastname@example.org and attend a free lunch in Piazza (Redeker Center) from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, March 3, to obtain some details and a communication tool to recruit fellow faculty/staff and students to attend a men's violence prevention workshop on April 16 in Dubuque. For information on this workshop, visit www.uni.edu/violenceservices and click on the first two links under the "New!" section.
EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:
The Department of Earth Science presents William Gallus, professor of meteorology, Iowa State University, at 4 p.m., Monday, March 3, in LAT 125. He will discuss "Toward an Improved Understanding of Severe Weather Risk." A tornado simulator at ISU will also be reviewed. All are invited.
NATURAL RESOURCE RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT SEMINAR:
Steve Hendrix, biological sciences, University of Iowa, will discuss "Community Ecology of Solitary Bees in Fragmented Tallgrass Prairie Landscape" at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center, Room 9. This discussion is an overview of bee diversity of tallgrass prairie ecosystems, with a focus on the effect that landscape fragmentation has had on this diversity. This presentation is third in a series of seminars on natural-resource research and management. Sponsored by the Tallgrass Prairie Center. For more information, contact Ryan Welch at 3-3828 or email@example.com.
'SURVIVING THE HOLOCAUST: ONE FAMILY'S STORY':
Ronald J. Berger, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, will discuss "Surviving the Holocaust: One Family’s Story," a gripping account of two Jewish brothers from Poland, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, in SRL 115. This lecture is presented under the auspices of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology and the UNI Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program. A book signing and reception will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kent Sandstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-2786.
Ronald J. Berger, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, will discuss "Agency, Structure, and the Final Solution to the 'Jewish Problem': A Life History of Two Brothers’ Survival" at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, March 6, in SAB 102. The talk considers the question of Jewish survival of the Holocaust in response to the emergence and implementation of Nazi solutions to the "Jewish Problem." A book signing and reception will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kent Sandstrom at email@example.com or 3-2786.
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.
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., Thursday, Feb. 28 through Saturday, 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.
UNI music (voice) faculty member John Hines will perform at the W-CF Symphony concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 1, in the GBPAC. Hines will solo on Brahms’ German Requiem along with another 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.
SPIRIT OF UGANDA COMES TO THE GBPAC:
The Gallagher-Bluedorn presents "Spirit of Uganda" at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 2. To the melodic tones of standing drums, with dramatic choreography, layered rhythms, and call-and-response vocals, a vibrant cast of performers bring to life the sounds and movements of East Africa. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount with a valid student ID, or can purchase $5 student rush tickets the day of the show. For tickets, or more information, call 3-4TIX or visit www.gbpac.com.
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH:
Join UNI alumna and actress Mary Tharp Booty for a performance of "Sisterhood of Spies" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, Strayer Wood Theater 001. The show is based on the book by Elizabeth McIntosh, which tells the story of women secret agents of the Office of Strategic Services (the precursor to the CIA) during WWII, a group that included Julia Child and Marlena Dietrich. Sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies and the Department of Theatre.
GUEST ARTIST RECITAL:
Visiting artists Leone Buyse, flute, and Michael Webster, clarinet, will offer a recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, at 8 p.m., in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Buyse spent 22 years as principle flutist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and is currently serving as professor of flute at Rice University, while Webster was formerly principle clarinetist for both the Rochester Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony and currently serves as professor of clarinet at Rice University. This event is free and open to the public.
WIND SYMPHONY AND NEW HORIZONS BAND CONCERT:
The Northern Iowa Wind Symphony and UNI New Horizons Band will offer a shared concert on Wednesday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Great Hall, GBPAC. The Wind Symphony will appear under the direction of Ronald Johnson, UNI School of Music professor and conductor, while the New Horizons Band will be led by Diana Blake. This event is free and open to the public.
AXIS DANCE COMPANY -- 7:30 P.M., FRIDAY, MARCH 7:
Since 1987, AXIS Dance Company has created an exciting body of work developed by dancers with and without disabilities. They are at the forefront of an inclusive dance form called "physically integrated dance." UNI students receive a 50-percent discount with a valid student ID, or can purchase $5 student rush tickets the day of the show. For tickets, or for more information, call 3-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.
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 WRC welcome desk. For more information, contact Joan Thompson at 3-2198.
TELL YOUR STUDENTS:
SUE FOLLON SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP DEADLINE:
The deadline for applications for the Dr. Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership is Monday, March 3. 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. Information about the scholarship and application materials are available at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarship/SueFollon.pdf.
ROY J. CARVER SCHOLARSHIP:
If you know a student who has had to work hard to overcome difficult circumstances to pursue an education, consider encouraging the student to apply for the 2008-09 Carver Scholarship. Twenty new UNI recipients will be selected to receive a $5,200 award. Selection based on: junior by fall 2008; minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA; currently enrolled as a sophomore at a participating four-year institution or one of Iowa's community colleges; U.S. citizen; graduated from an accredited Iowa high school or a resident of Iowa for the past five years; demonstrate financial need by filing a 2008-09 FAFSA by mid March. Deadline is April 1.
Apply directly online through the Carver Trust at https://www.carvertrust.org/ and click on the Scholarship tab.
TEACHER EDUCATION MAJORS:
Applications for membership on the Undergraduate Teacher Education Advisory Council are due in SEC 159A by 4 p.m., March 13. Description of membership and eligibility are found at http://www.uni.edu/teached/students/utesac.shtml.
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.
LONDON SUMMER INTERNSHIP:
A six-week internship in London in any discipline is being offered with residential or homestay housing, meal stipend, insurance and some cultural activities. Application deadline is March 19. For more information, contact Study Abroad Office: 59 Baker Hall, 3-7078, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT ZONE CARD:
The BAC Zone Card is personalized based on gender and weight, laminated, easy to use, and nicely fits into your wallet. If you drink, think back to a recent drinking experience. Were you in your green zone? What could you have done differently to have stayed in the green zone? Order a card to find out what the green zone is. If you're of legal age and choose to drink, responsibility and moderation are the key. To request your personalized card, visit http://www.uni.edu/subabuse/ and click on the BAC logo. Sponsored by University Health Services.
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, 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 email@example.com or 3-5888. These sessions are available to all students.