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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

NEWS:

DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS CANDIDATE FORUMS:

The candidates for the position of director of admissions will be on campus for public presentations on these dates: Tuesday, March 4, Jason Woods, director of admissions, Ashford University; Thursday, March 6, Christie Kangas, director of undergraduate admission, Texas State University; Tuesday, March 11, Henry Cantu, director, student enrollment services, The University of Texas at San Antonio; and Thursday, March 13, Scott Burke, director of admissions, Clayton State University. All candidates will give public presentations from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jason Woods will present in McCullum Science Hall, Room 101. All other presentations will be in the Center for Multicultural Education conference room. Candidates will speak for 15 to 20 minutes, followed by a question and answer session.

 

PROVOST SEARCH CANDIDATE FORUMS:

The candidates for the position of executive vice-president and provost will be on campus for public presentations on these dates: Thursday, March 6, Lance Grahn, dean of the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point; and Monday, March 10, Susan Carlson, associate provost for faculty advancement and diversity at Iowa State University. The presentations are from 3 to 4 p.m. in Lang Hall Auditorium and will be open to the campus community and public. Each candidate will speak for 15 to 20 minutes, followed by a question and answer session.

 
ACADEMIC ADVISING COUNCIL CREATED:

Last year UNI's advising services went through an external evaluation by the National Academic Advising Association. One of the Association's recommendations was to create an advisory council to the Provost, charged with reviewing and assessing advising services, as well as with promoting the development and recognition of professional and faculty advisors. As a result of this recommendation, Interim Provost Lubker recently created an Undergraduate Academic Advising Council to help facilitate improvements to UNI's advising services. The group is meeting regularly, and any comments or suggestions should be directed to Mike Licari michael.licari@uni.edu. For a list of committee members visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_030408.shtml

 

UNI TO DEVELOP NEW STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM:

Planning will soon begin to replace UNI's aging Student Information System. This software system supports academics by meeting core functional needs like course registration, grade reporting, student recordkeeping, application for enrollment processing, financial aid awarding, student billing and degree auditing. A series of meetings, interviews and workshops will occur between now and mid April. These activities will lead to the development of a Web-based instrument through which interested members of the university community can assess our particular system needs. See http://www.uni.edu/sis/

 

BLACK HAWK COUNTY GAMING ASSOCIATION GRANTS:

The Black Hawk County Gaming Association is accepting applications for gambling revenue grants for its next funding period. The application deadline is April 1. The BHCGA receives 5.75 percent of the Isle Casino and Hotel's adjusted gross receipts and disburses grants for property tax relief, capital projects and charitable donations in Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chicksaw, Grundy and Tama counties. For more information and the application criteria, contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at 3-3217 or osp@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.

 
APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR LEADERSHIP AWARDS:

Do you know of students deserving recognition? If so, nominate them for one of the Student Leadership Awards. Applications are available at www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter or in the Student Involvement and Activities Center, upstairs in Maucker Union. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Friday, March 28.

 
ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE NEWS AND VIEWS:

The February edition of A&F News and Views has news and information about staff accomplishments and department activities in the Administration and Finance Division. To read, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/documents/afnews0208.pdf.

 

VOLUNTEER USHERS NEEDED FOR DEATH OF A SALESMAN:

Theatre UNI is seeking volunteer ushers for "Death of a Salesman," April 11 through 20, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Ushers receive a free ticket to the performance. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre or call 3-6381.

 

2008 MAYORS' VOLUNTEER AWARDS AND TOP TEEN AWARDS:

The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley is accepting nominations through March 14 for the 2008 Mayors’ Volunteer Awards and Top Teen Awards. The awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to service through volunteerism in the Cedar Valley. Nomination forms are available at http://www.vccv.org. For more information, contact the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at 272-2087 or volunteeruni@vccv.org.

 

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. For more information, e-mail unidome@uni.edu.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

ONLINE SOFTWARE TUTORIALS:

ITS-Educational Technology has just updated its online software tutorials page to include several tutorials on WebCT, Blackboard Portfolio and Office 2007. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/tutorials.shtml.

 

WebCT WORKSHOPS FOR FACULTY:

Starting Friday, March 14, ITS-Educational Technology is offering four workshops that will show you how to build a course in WebCT CE6. These workshops are for faculty members who are using the current version of WebCT or for those who have never used WebCT before. WebCT allows faculty to create online courseware as a supplement to an existing face-to-face course, or create a course that is completely online. For dates and times, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml To register call 3-2309.

 

CONSULTING CENTER ONLINE CHAT AVAILABLE:

During normal university work days, the chat service is staffed by trained student consultants and permanent employees and is an excellent resource for any computing inquiries. If the consultant cannot assist you, she or he will refer your call to someone with the appropriate expertise who will subsequently contact you to assist you. Password resets are not performed via this service. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/ccc/chat.

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

This workshop will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, March 6, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required. Call 3-JPEC or e-mail jpec@uni.edu.

 

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 

HOURS:

WRC SPRING BREAK HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/springbreak2008.html

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS

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 Ben Allen, Provost James Lubker, and Associate Provost Bev Kopper will facilitate this meeting. Open to all students, faculty and staff.

 

WELCOME TO THE BEACH IN MAUCKER UNION, MARCH 3-7:

Prexy's, Chats and Essentials are celebrating Customer Appreciation Week through Friday, March 7. Enjoy games, food specials, discounts and prizes each day in all locations. Essentials' specials include: 50-cent bags of popcorn all week; $6 UNI T-shirts while quantities last; a drawing for an Essentials package to be given away Friday, March 7; and free ice cream sandwiches from Wells Blue Bunny from 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, March 4 and 5, while quantities last.

 

CHARTING YOUR WORLD: THE MAGIC OF MAPS:

Elementary-aged students will design a treasure map, plan a city, go orienteering and learn about geographical concepts from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 8, at the University Museum. Cost is $10 for Friends members, $12 for non-members. RSVP by March 4. For more information, call 3-2188 or visit http://www.uni.edu/museum.

 

SAVE THE DATE: SERVICE SPEAKS:

Are you a customer service angel? Could you be? Save the date for the second customer service presentation, "Spirit of Service," by Holly Stiel. Stiel will share what you can do to remain motivated when you have customers who push your buttons and break your spirit. Presentations are at 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, and at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 27. All will take place in the Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union. Call 3-6899 to RSVP or for more information.

 

CANCER-FIGHTING FUNDRAISERS:

The UNI Relay for Life committee is gearing up for its April 11-12 relay with fundraisers throughout March. When you eat at Fazoli's, 441 East Tower Park Drive in Waterloo, on a Monday in March, 10 percent of your total will benefit the UNI Relay for Life when you present a coupon from the UNI Relay for Life Web site. Eat at Cold Stone Creamery, 6421 University Ave. in Cedar Falls, from 6 to 9 p.m., Monday, March 31, and a portion of your purchase will benefit the UNI Relay for Life. For the Fazoli's coupon and more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/relayforlife.

 

DONATE TO PAPER-PRODUCTS DRIVE:

UNI Circle K is sponsoring a paper-products drive for the Cedar Valley Friends of the Family women's shelter through Monday, March 10. Needed items include paper towels, napkins, feminine products, plastic bags, Kleenex, toliet paper, etc. Drop-off locations include all residence hall offices. Donations also can be dropped off from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, through Thursday, March 6, at an information table in Maucker Union. For more information, e-mail unicirclek@gmail.com.

 

UNI SPEECH AND DEBATE SPRING SHOWCASE:

The UNI Speech and Debate teams spring showcase will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, March 10, in Lang Hall 40. Students who have qualified to compete in the national tournaments will perform their events, including persuasive speaking, after-dinner speaking, poetry interpretation and dramatic interpretation. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Cate Palczewski at 3-2714.

 
16TH ANNUAL TEXTILE AND APPAREL FASHION DESIGN SHOW:

The show will take place at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 29, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Admission is free, general seating.


O.A.R. LIVE IN CONCERT:

O.A.R. live in concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 21, in McLeod Center with special guests Parker House and Theory and The Nadas. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 5, at all UNItix locations or charge by phone 3-4849 or online at www.uni.edu/tickets. Tickets for UNI Students are $25 each and $30 for the public. Tickets will be on sale in Maucker Union from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 5-7.

 

BACKYARDIGANGS LIVE AT McLEOD CENTER:

Backyardigans Live will perform in McLeod Center Wednesday and Thursday, April 16 and 17. Nickelodeon’s backyard friends, The Backyardigans, come to life for preschoolers in their brand-new live show, The Backyardigans Live! The Tale of the Mighty Knights. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 10, at all UNItix outlets. Call 3-4TIX or visit http://www.uni.edu/mcleod. Pre-sale for all UNI employees at http://www.uni.edu/mcleod on Monday, March 3.

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The Panthers are headed to St. Louis for the men's basketball MVC Tournament, March 6-9. The UNI Alumni Association will host pre-game parties for Panther fans at the Scottrade Center 90 minutes prior to each UNI game. Visit www.unialum.org for game time and pre-game party updates.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

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.

 

NEXT FRAME FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL:

NextFrame, a touring festival of international student film and video, is coming to UNI at 7 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, March 5 and 6, in the Kamerick Arts Building, Room 111. The festival is sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies, Electronic Media Division. For more information, contact Francesca Soans, assistant professor, at soansf@uni.edu or 3-6309.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE: 'NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS':

Come check out the blockbuster "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, March 6, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Starring Nicolas Cage, Justin Bartha, and Diane Kruger. Treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates looks to discover the truth behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, by uncovering the mystery within the 18 pages missing from assassin John Wilkes Booth's diary. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

BBC PLANET EARTH FILM SERIES: 'DEEP OCEAN':

Explore the depths of the planet's oceans and discover some of this mysterious world's most spectacular species at 1:30 and 3 p.m., Saturday, March 15, at the University Museum. One in a series of programs presented in conjunction with the Smithsonian's Earth from Space exhibit now on display. http://www.uni.edu/museum

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

 
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 rwelch@uni.edu.

 
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.

 

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP PANEL:

A business leadership panel will take place Thursday, March 6, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., in SEC 252. Laura Bowden, manager of Panera Bread, Cedar Falls; Renee Christoffer, vice president of administration, Veridian Credit Union; Ritchie Kurtenbach, assistant business manager and organizer, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 288; Ellen Miller, board member, World’s Window, Cedar Falls. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault 3-6898.

 

'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 kent.sandstrom@uni.edu or 3-2786.

 

'GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS FOR IOWA SCHOOLS':

The presentation on "Geothermal Heat Pump Systems for Iowa Schools" has been rescheduled to Thursday, 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 beneke@uni.edu

 

HOLOCAUST LECTURE:

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 kent.sandstrom@uni.edu or 3-2786.

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH:

Judith Griffith, associate professor and chair of the English Department, Wartburg College, will discuss "Women’s Vision in Young Adult Literature," at 7 p.m., Monday, March 10, in Baker Hall 161. Sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies, Sigma Tau Delta, and Northern Iowa Student Government.

 

MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE:

Kemal E. Argon, University of Exeter (U.K), will discuss "Building Bridges Between Faiths: Muslim-Christian Dialogue," at 7 p.m., Monday, March 10, in Seerley 115. Co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy & Religion and the Iowa Dialog Center. Free and open to the public.

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH - BOOK DISCUSSION:

Join young-adult novelist Leslie Goetsch for a reading and discussion of her novel, Back Creek, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, in Baker Hall 161. Set in Virginia, Back Creek is the story of a young girl, Grace Barnett, who struggles to keep her family together in the wake of unexpected events. Sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies, Sigma Tau Delta, and Northern Iowa Student Government.

PERFORMING ARTS:

 
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH -- 'SISTERHOOD OF SPIES':

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 the GBPAC Davis Hall. 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 the GBPAC Great Hall. 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.

 

A CELEBRATION OF FEMALE COMPOSERS, MUSICIANS AND ARTISTS:

The UNI School of Music and Women's and Gender Studies program will offer a concert by women composers with a wide variety of musical styles in celebration of Women's History Month at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 6, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the performance.

 

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.

 

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: HELEN CALLUS, VIOLA:

Noted recording artist, chamber music collaborator and concerto soloist Helen Callus, viola, will offer a recital at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 8, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE:

Visiting artists University of Kansas New Music Ensemble will offer a recital at 6 p.m., Monday, March 10, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

SECOND ANNUAL 10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL:

The UNI Student Theatre Association (UNISTA) Presents its Second Annual 10-Minute Play Festival. Come see 12 plays in one evening. This year's plays were submitted from UNI students, professors and playwrights from across the nation. Each play is directed and produced by UNI students. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8, and 2 p.m., Sunday, March 9. All performances will take place in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $5. For more information, contact Joshua J. Mullady, UNISTA president, at thespi96@uni.edu.

 

CONCERT CHORALE AND SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professors and conductors Dyan Meyer and S. Daniel Galyen, the UNI Concert Chorale and Symphonic Band will offer a shared concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 10, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

GUEST ARTIST CELLO RECITAL:

Visiting artist Regina Mushabac, cello, will offer a recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Having studied at Juilliard and Indiana University and performed extensively throughout the United States and the world, Mushabac currently serves as professor of cello at Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music. This event is free and open to the public.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

SPRING CAREER FAIR NEW DATE:

The Spring Career Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, in the UNI-Dome. More than 125 employers will talk with students/alumni about internships and full-time jobs. More than 20 employers will participate in the Interview Day on Thursday, March 13. For a list of employers and the majors they're seeking, visit http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/events/career/careerfair/spring.html. Sponsored by UNI Career Services, 214 East Bartlett, 3-6857.

 

ATTENTION TEACHER EDUCATION MAJORS:

Applications for membership on the Undergraduate Teacher Education Advisory Council are due by 4 p.m., Thursday, March 13, in SEC 159A. Description of membership and eligibility are found at http://www.uni.edu/teached/students/utesac.shtml.

 

CAREER PEER ADVISERS WANTED:

Outgoing, energetic and enthusiastic students are invited to apply for Career Services Peer Adviser positions for 2008-09. Assist students through resume critiques, mock interviews, outreach and workshop presentations. No experience needed, training program provided. Peers are paid $8 per hour and work 10 hours per week. Applications are available at http://www.uni.edu/careerservices and are due by March 17.

 

GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP:

The Gilman International Scholarship is accepting applications from students participating in study abroad programs during fall 2008 or the academic year 2008-09. Award recipients will receive up to $5,000. The deadline is April 15. Apply at http://www.iie.org/gilman. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office (Baker 59) at 3-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

LEADERSHIP SKILLS NEEDED TO SUCCEED IN THE BUSINESS WORLD:

The fifth Student Leadership Center Workshop will take place at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B. This session will be presented by Rachael Kueter and Katie Hefel, UNI alumnae who work for the Target Corporation. Through this interactive workshop, you will learn: changes in corporate leadership, qualities of an effective leader, definitions of qualities that companies look for, and ways to improve your leadership qualities and how to display them on your resume. This will be a great session for students as they plan for future careers.

 

2008 LEADERSHAPE INSTITUTE:

Ten UNI leaders are needed to attend the 2008 LeaderShape Institute May 29 through June 3. To learn more, attend an information session at 9 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B; at noon, Friday, March 7, in the Maucker Union College Eye; or at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, in the Maucker Union College Eye. Hear from students who attended last year and learn how to improve your leadership skills. For more information, contact Jeff Ramsey at ramseyj@uni.edu.

 

APPLY FOR STUDY ABROAD AND SAVE MONEY:

Complete your summer or fall 2008 Global Campus application by March 11 and save $500. CEA programs in Paris, Florence, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid and Seville. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office (Baker 59) at 3-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu.

 

STUDY ABROAD DEADLINES AND PROMOTIONS:

AIFS International Scholarship has a deadline of March 15 for summer program applicants. for summer, Students studying in Cusco, Peru, this summer will receive free airfare, and for fall semester, students going to Paris will receive free airfare. For more information contact the Study Abroad Office (Baker 59) at 3-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu.

 

CHILD CARE GRANTS:

$1,000 UNI Child Care Grants are available to both undergraduate and graduate students for the 2008-09 academic year. Criteria: Enrolled at least half time as a UNI student working toward a degree or certification, financial need and minimum $500 per semester out-of-pocket child care expenses. File 2008-09 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by mid March. Application instructions are available at http://www.uni.edu/finaid. The deadline is April 1.

 

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: study-abroad@uni.edu

 

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.

 


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