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Thursday, March 20, 2008

NEWS:

MEMFIS SYSTEM MAINTENANCE:

Due to system maintenance, MEMFIS will be unavailable from 7 to 10 a.m., Saturday, March 22. This will not impact any other system except MEMFIS Production.

 
BEWARE OF SCAM SOLICITING E-MAIL ACCOUNT INFORMATION:

UNI's ITS-Network Services has been contacted about a new e-mail phishing scam targeting educational institutions.
The e-mail asks users to verify their UNI e-mail account information by replying to the e-mail with their e-mail username, e-mail password and other personal information. It also warns that if the account owner refuses to update his or her account information within seven days, he or she will lose the account permanently.
UNI will NEVER request such information for users via e-mail. Never share a password for any system with anyone.
If you have replied to such an e-mail, contact Viviana Dragu as soon as possible at viviana.dragu@uni.edu or 3-3862, as your account may have been compromised. http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/phishing.htm

 

PROCUREMENT CARD MANUAL:

A procurement card manual has been added to the Office of Business Operations’ Web site. For current cardholders it offers greater detail on the procurement card such as processing deadlines, contact names and numbers, etc. For future cardholders it gives step-by-step instructions on the application process and how to appropriately use the procurement card. Training will be provided for all cardholders in the coming months.

http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/accounts_payable/procard_manual.pdf

 

SPRING BREAK @ UNI:

Sixty-two elementary students in grades one through six are participating in the Spring Break @ UNI program March 17-20, visiting various departments for learning activities and tours. This program will be offered again in 2009 as there are more than 100 students on the waitlist. Contact amy.hunzelman@uni.edu to participate in the 2009 program, or for more information.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

INSTITUTE for COURSEWARE ENHANCEMENT thru TECHNOLOGY (ICE-T)

ITS-Educational Technology invites you to register for ICE-T for 2008. Two opportunities are offered, one in May and one in June. ICE-T provides professional consultation, training and staffed facilities for producing courseware. ICE-T is free for UNI faculty, but space is limited. Visit http://www.uni.edu/icet for details.

 

STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM:

UNI has begun the process to replace its Student Information System, which supports data/record keeping for a variety of student services and academic support functions. In order to assist staff in planning for system requirements, two workshops have been scheduled to demonstrate the range and capabilities of a modern Web-based student information system. These workshops are open to anyone on campus and will take place from 9 to 11:30 a.m., or 1 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom C. E-mail jan.hanish@uni.edu indicating which session you and/or members of your staff plan to attend so we have adequate seating and materials.

 

PUT YOUR LECTURES ONLINE:

Has your class been cancelled due to weather this semester and now you’re behind in teaching your material? ITS-ET offers the use of the Accordent Capture Station so you can offer lectures online. To see an example of this technology please visit http://www.uni.edu/unimedia/vetter/20070323-074021-1/rnh.htm. To schedule a time to use this system, fill out the form at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/studioit/reserveform/reserveform.shtml.

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.shtml

HOURS:

WRC CLOSED MARCH 20:

The WRC will be closed to recreational use Thursday, March 20, due to water shut-off in the WRC.

 

LIBRARY HOURS FOR SPRING BREAK:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours_special.shtml#spring

 

UNI-DOME OPEN REC:

There will be no open recreation at the UNI-Dome during spring break. http://www.uni.edu/unidome

 

WRC SPRING BREAK HOURS:

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

 

CAMPUS DINING HOURS FOR SPRING BREAK:

http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/hours/academicbreakhours.htm

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS

SERVICE SPEAKS:

Are you a customer service angel? Could you be? The second customer-service session, "Spirit of Service," will be presented by Holly Stiel, who will share what you can do to remain motivated when your customers push your buttons and break your spirit. Presentations will take place 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 sessions will take place in the Maucker Union Ballroom and refreshments will be served. Call 3-6899 to RSVP or for more information.

 

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA GOES TO THE MOVIES:

Don't miss the chance to enjoy thrilling, world-class opera in HD at the College Square Theatre. Iowa Public Radio is offering discounted ticket vouchers for each opera in the series for $10 each. Vouchers are limited. "Tristan and Isolde" will be shown Saturday and Sunday, March 22 and 23. Visit http://www.iowapublicradio.org for more information.

 

BBC PLANET EARTH FILM SERIES 'ICE WORLDS':

Venture to the poles of planet Earth and find the harshest wild lands and extreme seasonal change at 1:30 and 3 p.m., Saturday, March 29, 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:

IOWA ENERGY BANK PROGRAM PRESENTATION:

The Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) will host a presentation from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, in Room 201 of McCollum Science Hall. The presentation will address the Iowa Energy Bank program and energy efficiency rebates/incentives offered to schools by utility companies. For more information, contact Jeff Beneke at jeff.beneke@uni.edu or 3-3850.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

Barbara Cutter, associate professor of history, will present "The Female Indian Killer: The Memorialization of Hannah Dustin and the Feminization of American Violence," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in SRL 115. The event is free and open to the public.

 

HOLLYWOOD COMES TO UNI:

Grammy-nominated music producer Jim Linahon and music video and Hollywood film director Daniel Carrey will speak at UNI at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Their talk is titled "It's Nuts: Work and Life in Hollywood." The event is free and open to the public.

 
GeoTREE CENTER AT UNI:

Ramanathan Sugumaran, Department of Geography and GeoTREE Center director, will discuss the center's use of remote sensing data at 7 p.m., March 27, at the University Museum. One in a series of programs presented in conjunction with the Smithsonian's "Earth from Space" exhibit now on display. www.uni.edu/museum

 

WOMEN COMPOSERS IN THE 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES:

UNI School of Music professor and conductor Rebecca Burkhardt will offer a free lecture discussion of symphonies by Marianne Martinez and Amy Beach at noon, Monday, March 31, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. This is a pre-concert talk for the April 9 Spotlight Series Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra concert. This event is free and open to the public and co-sponsored by the UNI School of Music and Women's & Gender Studies Program.

 

CROW FORUM:

CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, April 7, in Maucker Union, North Room. Emily Cram, winner of the Outstanding Graduate Research Paper on gender will present, "Corpulent Counter-Publics: Fat Politics and Stretching the Discursive Economy." Women’s & Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women & Gender Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and members of the wider community are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The brother-and-sister duo Denyce & Scott Gallagher will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, March 24 in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: DUO CONTOUR:

Featuring American percussionist Lee Ferguson and English trumpeter Stephen Altoft, visiting artists duo Contour will offer a recital of new music at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

COMBINED STUDIO VOICE RECITAL:

The UNI School of Music voice division will present a combined studio recital at 6 p.m., Friday, March 28, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

COMEDY IMPROV COMES TO LANG:

Half-Masted 3.2, UNI’s comedy improv troupe will perform at the Interpreter’s Theater in Lang Hall at 7:30 p.m., March 27, 28 and 29, with a family-friendly matinee show at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 29. All shows are free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged. Please call Doug Shaw at 3-6805 to reserve seats.

 

THE 5 BROWNS WILL PERFORM AT THE GBPAC:

The 5 Browns, a youthful, all-American quintet of brothers and sisters, will perform Saturday, March 29 at the GBPAC. These virtuoso concert pianists swept the classical world in 2005 with the release of their self-titled first recording and are introducing classical music to a wide audience. For tickets or more information call 3-4TIX or visit www.gbpac.com.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: PERFORMANCE COMPETITION FINALS:

The UNI School of Music will present a showcase featuring talented student finalists at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 31, in Great Hall, GBPAC. Students will compete for the Presser Foundation Award, the Charles and Marleta Matheson Award, the Myron and Ruth Russell Award and the People's Choice Award. A reception and awards presentation will follow the performance. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

WELLNESS RECREATION:

WELLNESS NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE:

The March Words of Wellness (UNI employee wellness newsletter from Wellness and Recreation Services) is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/. The UNI Energy Conservation Committee is now sponsoring two pages of each issue, focused on environmental wellness. To receive a printed copy of each issue, contact kathy.green@uni.edu, 3-6921, with your name and UNI ID number.

 

INTRAMURAL 11-ON-11 OPEN CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

Open to students, faculty and staff. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, March 24-26, in the WRC 101. Teams can also register at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec. Limited to the first eight teams. There is an entry fee of $20 with a two-game guarantee. Entry forms are available in the WRC 101.The tournament will begin at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 30. UNI club members are eligible, but only three male and three female club members per team. For more information, contact the intramural office at 3-7262.

 

 
 
 

 


 

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