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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

NEWS:

DIRECTOR OF DINING CANDIDATES ON CAMPUS:

The campus community is invited to meet candidates for the Director of Dining Services at open forums during candidates’ interview visits: Carol Fletcher from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, in the Piazza meeting room, Redeker, and from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., Thursday, March 27, in the Georgian Lounge, Commons; Andrelino Cardoso from 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, March 27, in the Piazza meeting room, Redeker, and from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., Friday, March 28, in the Georgian Lounge, Commons; Carol Petersen from 1 to 2 p.m, Monday, March 31, in the Piazza meeting room, Redeker, and from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, April 1, in the Georgian Lounge, Commons; Jill Irvin from 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 3, in the Piazza meeting room, Redeker, and from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., Friday, April 4, in the Georgian Lounge, Commons.

 

UNIVERSITY-WIDE ELECTIONS:

The Committee on Committees will e-mail each faculty member announcing the available positions for next year. These e-mails will be used to solicit nominations (self nominations are welcome). If you do not receive an e-mail by the end of this week, contact Otto MacLin at otto.maclin@uni.edu.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

An opinion piece by Jeff Weld appeared in this week's Des Moines business record. http://www.businessrecord.com/main.asp?SectionID=5&subsectionID=12&articleID=5920

 

Military.com features three students interning in Germany through UNI's Camp Adventure.

http://www.military.com/features/0,15240,164475,00.html

 

KUDOS:

The latest edition of Kudos is available at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/kudos/current.shtml

 

MEMFIS SYSTEM MAINTENANCE:

Due to system maintenance, MEMFIS will be unavailable from 2 to 8 a.m., Saturday, March 29. This will not impact any other system except MEMFIS Production.

 

UNI'S MOTOR POOL IS GOING GREEN:

Two hybrid vehicles have been purchased and are available for daily lease. Toyota's Prius model is considered a mid-size vehicle. For reservations, call Elaine at 3-2610. If you haven't driven a hybrid vehicle previously, please be sure to let Elaine know and allow for 15 minutes of orientation the first time you reserve the vehicle.

 

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. For more information and an example of this scam, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/phishing.htm

 

VISITING CRIMINOLOGY SCHOLAR:

Through April 19 Michael Bohlander, professor of law and co-director of the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at Durham University in the UK, is visiting the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology. He will conduct research into collateral civilian damage in armed conflicts and the alternative of targeting regime elites, as well as collaborate with members of the department in their teaching and research. His office is Baker Hall 311, ext. 3-2280.

 

FY '09 SELF-SUPPORT FUND BUDGET WORKSHEETS GO 'ELECTRONIC':

The March meeting of the MEMFIS Users Group (MUG) will take place at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 27, in MSH 201. The primary agenda item will be a demonstration for faculty and staff responsible for the preparation and submission of Self-Support Fund (SSF) budgets, previously known as Local Activities. For more information about this meeting, contact Eunice Dell at eunice.dell@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.

 

ARE YOU RETIRING?:

The 50th Annual Retiree Recognition Breakfast will be held this spring to congratulate employees who retire between July 1, 2007, and April 15, 2008. If you or someone in your department has retired or will retire between those dates, please e-mail rita.hatlevig@uni.edu or call the UNI Foundation at 3-6078.

 

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.

 

COLLECTING USED LAPTOPS FOR NICARAGUAN STUDENTS:

The student organization Muchas Manos Light Work is collecting good used laptops and digital cameras for teaching purposes in Siares, Nicaragua. If you have a usable laptop with Windows software and the battery unit, or a digital camera with cords for computer pickup to donate, please drop off at the NISG office in Maucker Union, CBB 261 or in the management department office on the second floor of the CBB (Room 231). The units will be taken to Nicaragua with this year's capstone group in early May. Muchas Manos Light Work is a non-profit student organization, so donations are tax deductible. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/~schragec/Muchas_Manos.html.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Exceptional Persons, Inc. is seeking volunteers for the annual Up With Families Weekend April 12-13. This event provides families who have a child with disabilities a fun-filled weekend. If interested in volunteering for this experience or learning about other volunteer experiences, contact the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at VolunteerUNI@vccv.org.

 

CELEBRATE NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH WITH FREE FOOD SAMPLES:

Taste a variety of healthy food choices at Prexy's in Maucker Union. Different food vendors will offer samples from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., through Friday, March 28. Stop by each day to try something new.

 

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.

 

SAFETY VIDEOS:

The UNI Environmental Health and Safety Office has purchased 40 videos on various safety-related topics. The videos are each approximately six minutes long and are designed to be shown before a safety meeting and then discussed. For a list of available titles and/or assistance with your safety efforts, contact wendel.reece@uni.edu in the Safety Office.

 

THE XY FACTOR: GENDER COMMUNICATION IN THE WORKPLACE:

Improving understanding of gender-related communication in the workplace is the focus of this fifth program in a series of "Insights for Effectiveness" programs sponsored by the Division of Educational and Student Services. All university faculty, staff and ESS student employees are asked to register by Friday, April 4 at http://www.uni.edu/admissions/insights/

 

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.

 

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.

 

WHAT IS ACTIVE ABOUT 'ACTIVE LEARNING' AND IS IT ALWAYS BEST?:

This demonstration and discussion will take place at noon, Wednesday, March 26, in the ITTC 27/28. Participants will assume the role of students attending two brief mock class sessions. The group will examine the cognitive processes evoked by different classroom activities, consider the consequences of these cognitive processes for learning, and examine the question of best practices in the classroom. For more information, visit http://www.cs.uni.edu/~east/tlc/07/yates.html.

 

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.

 

CREDIT AND IDENTITY THEFT:

This presentation will take place from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required. Call 3-JPEC or e-mail jpec@uni.edu.

 

HELPING STUDENTS WHO HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION:

Gwenne Culpepper, associate director, UNI Compliance & Equity Management, will present pointers and suggestions for dealing with students who may be facing harassment or discrimination in their classrooms or elsewhere on campus.This informational session for faculty and staff will take place at 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, in the CME (109 Maucker). To register, contact Bobbi-Jo Guenther at bbg10@uni.edu. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education, www.uni.edu/cme

 

'INTRO TO ePortfolio' WORKSHOP:

Interested in using ePortfolios with your students or in setting up your own personal ePortfolio? Attend an "Intro to ePortfolio" workshop to get started. Faculty/student workshops will take place April 2, 7, 8 and 10. A faculty-only workshop will be offered on April 18. For details, see the workshop calendar at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml.

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS

SERVICE SPEAKS REMINDER:

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. For more information, or to RSVP, call 3-6899.

 

PI SIGMA EPSILON ANNUAL SPRING INTO SPRING 5K RACE:

To register for this event, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/pse/projects.html.

 

DESIGN SHOW:

The 16th Annual Textile and Apparel Fashion Design Show will take place at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 29, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Admission is free with general seating. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

 

THIRD ANNUAL HIGHER ED DIVERSITY SUMMIT:

"Campus/Community Collaborations" will take place in Dubuque, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 15. See how higher education and the public and private sector can collaborate on issues of diversity and inclusion. For more information, or to register, visit www.iowadiversitysummit.com

 

UNI MEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE:

UNI men: most of us know women who have been victims of sexual assault or other violence. Maybe you don't know someone personally, but are tired of hearing about these senseless acts. A lot of men say, "What can I do?" Join the UNI group of male students, faculty and staff who are mobilizing to end these violations against women. On April 16, we'll take you to Dubuque to learn how we as men can make a difference and prevent gender violence. Free. Visit http://www.uni.edu/violenceservices. Under the "New!" section, click on the hyper-links to find out more information about this event and how to sign up no later than April 3.

 

WORLD FAIR:

Do you have a unique culture you want to share with the world? Interested in learning about other parts of the world? Enjoy free food samples and entertainment at the World Fair from 4 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 18, at the Amvets. Get involved by sharing a country or cultural display, share an ethnic food dish, and entertain with your cultural talents. The World Fair is hosted by Over the Rainbow, a non-profit in the Cedar Valley, and UNI American Humanics. Admission is free and open to children and adults. For more information, e-mail Taylor at tschaa@uni.edu.

 

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Panther baseball plays its first home games of the season this week. UNI hosts UW-Platteville at 3 p.m, Wednesday, March 26. The Panthers will play a three-game series against Evansville at 3 p.m., Friday, March 28. UNI will also face the Aces at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 29 and at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 30. All games will take place at the Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo.

Softball hosts Iowa State in a double-header at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, at Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex, at CFHS.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION:

The "Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition," will be on display through Sunday, April 20. The exhibition is a competition showcasing outstanding recent artwork by undergraduate and graduate students in the UNI Department of Art. The juror for this year's exhibition is Sabina Ott, Professor of Fine Art at Columbia College Chicago.

 

CME LECTURE-DEMONSTRATION AND EXHIBIT:

The CME is celebrating Cesar Chavez' birthday Wednesday, March 26. A lecture and demonstration will be led by artist and UNI graduate Jose Guajardo titled "Interpretations of Murals & Aesthetics in Society," from noon to 1 p.m. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, a reception and dedication of a four-panel wall-sized piece by Guajardo, commissioned by the CME, will be held. The panels focus on the historical experience of Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans and In conjunction with the dedication, an exhibition of Guajardo's works, "Aesthetically Me," dealing mainly with the Chicano experience, will be on display from Wednesday evening through Friday afternoon.

 

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

 

CESAR CHAVEZ'S BIRTHDAY -- DOCUMENTARY:

The film, "The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers' Struggle" will be shown at 7 p.m., Monday, March 31, at the CME (109 MAU). Pillows and blankets will be provided. For more information on Cesar Chavez' birthday, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

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. "La Boheme" will be shown Saturday and Sunday, April 5 and 6. For more information, visit http://www.iowapublicradio.org.

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 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.

 

NATURAL RESOURCE RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT SEMINAR:

Diane Debinski, Iowa State University, will discuss "Butterfly Communities in Remnant and Reconstructed Prairies" at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center, Room 9. Debinski will examine the remnant plant and insect communities that remain in highly fragmented prairie landscapes and the development of an understanding of how restoration can best be achieved. Her research addresses questions at the local and landscape level as well as at the individual species and community level. This presentation is last 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.

 

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

 

MEDIA LEADERSHIP PANEL:

The "Leaders on Leadership" panel on media leadership will take place from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, March 27, in the SEC, Room 252. Panelists are Anelia K. Dimitrova, executive regional editor of the Cedar Falls Times; Julie Kraft, television consultant for Frank N. Magid Associates; Michael Muhammad, CEO of KBOL radio station; and Nancy Raffensperger Newhoff, editor of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or Margaret Corson at 3-2332.

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH: 2008 LYNN CUTLER LEADERSHIP LECTURE:

AnaLouise Keating, professor of women's studies, Texas Women's University, and literary executor for Anzaldúa, will discuss "Gloria Anzaldúa’s Legacy of Spiritualism and Activism" at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 27, in the Commons Ballroom. Keating's work, like that of Anzaldúa's, focuses on the intersections of gender, race, class, sexuality and other modern identity categories. Sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies, Center for Multicultural Education, Northern Iowa Student Government, Gender Equality Association, English Club, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Graduate College, and College of Natural Sciences.

 

CHFA GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM:

Graduate students in humanities disciplines will present juried research projects from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 29, in the CAC 108. This is an excellent opportunity to observe and celebrate top-notch student work at the masters level. Presenters include Chelsea Clock Bell (Communication Science and Disorders), Rebecca Buel (Communication Studies), Amanda Jean Freking (Communication Studies), Sergei Golitsinski (Communication Studies), and April E. Cook (English).

 

'MAN MADE, MAN SIZED AND MAN POWERED: IMAGES OF MASCULINITIES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY':

This discussion will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Turesday, April 1, in CBB 109. Join Harry Brod, Michael Fleming, and Mark Rowe for viewing and discussion of the Jackson Katz film, "Tough Guise," examining relationships between pop-culture imagery and masculinities. Faculty, staff and students are all welcome.

 

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.

 

SATELLITE PERSPECTIVES OF A CHANGING PLANET:

Ron Beck, from the U.S. Geological Survey National Center for Earth Resources Observation & Science (EROS), will discuss the value and application of satellite imagery data at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, at the University Museum. Presented in conjunction with the Smithsonian's Earth from Space exhibit on display at the University Museum through June 28.

 

BOOMERS AND MILLENNIALS:

"Boomers & Millennials: Implications for Multi-Generations in the Classroom, Workforce, Military and Community Involvement" will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Friday, April 4, in the Maucker Union College Eye Room. Speakers are Steve Carignan, Assistant VP for Educational & Sports Events Center Management; Chris Lukasiewicz, Lieutenant Colonel & Department Head, Military Science-ROTC; and Mackenzie Grondahl, Interim Community Partnerships Coordinator, Wartburg College. Sponsors are the American Democracy Project, Leadership Studies Program and Student Leadership Center.

 

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 community members are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

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. 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.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Folk singer Lee Murdock will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, March 31 in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Murdock's work is a documentary and also an anthem to the people who live, work, learn and play along the shores of the Great Lakes today. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH: 'FEFU AND HER FRIENDS':

"Fefu and Her Friends," by Maria Irene Fornes, will be shown at 7 p.m., Monday, March 31, in the CAC 108. Directed by Cynthia Goatley and Crystal Schneider, UNI Department of Theatre. This interactive three-stage play centers around eight women who meet to rehearse a theater education project and by the end of the evening, tragedy strikes. Sponsored by Department of Theatre and Women's & Gender Studies.

 

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 the GBPAC Great Hall. 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.

 

GUEST ARTIST PIANO RECITAL:

Visiting artist Toby Koenigsberg, piano, will offer a recital at 8 p.m, Tuesday, April 1, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Koenigsberg, a graduate of Eastman School of Music, serves as professor of piano and associate director of jazz studies at the University of Oregon. This event is free and open to the public.

 

THE SPINNERS:

The Spinners will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 4, in the GBPAC. The Spinners have acquired 12 gold records with hits climbing to the top of both pop and R&B charts. For tickets, or for more information, call 3-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.

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., through Wednesday, March 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.

 

ANXIETY DISORDER SCREENING DAY:

Anxiety Disorder Screening Day will take place Thursday, April 3. The screening will be held at the UNI Counseling Center located at 103 Student Health Center (second floor of the Health Center). The screening will last approximately one hour and will be offered at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The screening is free of charge and is open to UNI faculty, staff and students. For more information, contact jennifer.murra@uni.edu or call 3-2676.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS' IOWA CONFERENCE 2008:

This day-long conference on April 4 in Iowa City is only for Iowa college students. Listen to Tom Bedell, CEO of Pure Fishing, and Jim Foster of Iowa Barnstormers and inventor of Arena Football League. Attend breakouts on starting and running a small business. Advance registration required and transportation provided. UNI JPEC covers the costs for students. Register at http://www.jpec.org/ceic2008.htm. For more information, e-mail jpec@uni.edu or call 3-JPEC. Deadline to register via Web site is March 28. http://www.jpec.org/ceic2008.htm.

 

PANTHER COLORGUARD AUDITIONS:

Audition for the 2008 Panther Marching Band Colorguard from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 5, in the West Gym. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/music/marchingband/colorguard.html or e-mail amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.

 

NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDY ABROAD DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP:

Starting with fall 2008 sessions, ISA will award $10,000 annually in Diversity Scholarships. ISA encourages students from diverse cultural backgrounds, underrepresented educational disciplines, and students interested in non-traditional study abroad destinations to apply. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office (Baker 59) at 3-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu.

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES:

A variety of programs are available, including Spanish Language in San Sebastian, Spain; Arabic Language in Meknès, Morocco; and Study Abroad in Europe and Latin America this summer. For more information about Study Abroad opportunities, visit http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad.

 

STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS:

Apply for Academic Programs International and get $500 summer study abroad scholarship and $1,000 semester. Deadline for application is April 15 (summer) and June 25 (fall/year). For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office (Baker 59) at 3-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu.

 

STUDENT ADMISSIONS AMBASSADORS (SAA) APPLICATIONS:

Members of UNI Student Admissions Ambassadors (SAA) serve UNI by volunteering to give campus tours, sitting on student panels and participating in special university events. All students interested in applying to become an ambassador must have a GPA of at least 3.0, Panther pride, and an enthusiasm for service. Applications are due Friday, March 28 and can be directed to Deb Gray in the Admissions Office. Students may also send applications to admissions@uni.edu. Forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/admissions/saa/index.html (click on the membership tab, then click application). For more information, contact Nick Hanson at nhanson@uni.edu or Haylie Davis at haylie@uni.edu.

 

GRADUATE ASSISTANT POSITION:

A graduate assistant position is available at the Center for Multicultural Education for fall of 2008 and spring of 2009. Includes tuition scholarship and stipend. Graduate students interested in interviewing should contact Michael Blackwell, director for multicultural education, at michael.blackwell@uni.edu or 3-2250. For a job description, visit http://www.uni.edu/coe/elcpe/postsecondaryed/financialsupport/gradassistantships.shtml.

 

THE KOOB FUND INFORMATION SESSIONS:

The Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement Scholarship applications are due April 1. An information session will take place at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, in the Maucker Union Purple Pen Room. Learn more about applying, what the selection committee is looking for and how to write and complete the application process. Scholarship information can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/outreach/index.shtml. For more information, contact Juli Gassman at 3-2264 or gassman@uni.edu.

 

NISG ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2008-09:

The Northern Iowa Student Government is seeking loyal, motivated, results-oriented students with plenty of free time to fill the following positions in the Executive Branch: directors of administration, public relations, and diversity and student life; webmaster; office manager; and recording secretary. Positions in the Executive Cabinet are: chief of staff and directors of the following areas: diversity affairs, residence hall relations, external relations, Greek affairs - interfraternity, Greek affairs - pan-hellenic, campus safety, environmental affairs, and academic affairs. Applications are due by noon, Wednesday, March 26. Apply at
http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/govt/nisg_position.htm.

 


 

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