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Thursday, March 27, 2008

NEWS:

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS FORUMS:

The candidates for the position of assistant vice president for marketing and public relations will be on campus for public presentations on the following dates: Monday, March 31, in Seerley Hall, Room 112, Kevin Boatright, University of Kansas; Wednesday, April 2, in the State College Room in Maucker Union, Monika M. Czehak, MC Marketing & Communications; Wednesday, April 9, in the State College Room in Maucker Union, Scott Ketelsen, University of Iowa; and Monday, April 14, in the Center for Multicultural Education, James O'Connor, UNI. The presentations are from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and will be open to the campus community and the public. Candidates will speak for 15 to 20 minutes, followed by a question and answer session. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/pubrel/search/.

 

UNI LEGISTLATIVE UPDATES:

Iowa's legislators are currently working on budget targets for various state programs and initiatives. For UNI legislative updates and information about the Board of Regents Mathematics and Science Education Collaborative Initiative visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/govrel.

 

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.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE 2008 ASICS USA WRESTLING FOLKSTYLE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Volunteers are needed from 4:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 4; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 5; and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, April 6, in the UNI-Dome. Some 8,000 people are expected to attend and volunteers are needed to make this event a success. No experience necessary. Volunteers will work as clock runners, score keepers, tappers and table runners. You will receive a free T-shirt for volunteering, and meals will be provided if your shift runs over lunch/dinner. To volunteer, contact unidome@uni.edu or 3-3993.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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 theire-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.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

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

 

TUESDAYS AT ESSENTIALS:

Essentials in Maucker Union has put together a special school supply package every Tuesday for $2. Our most popular items are bundled to save you money. Packages change weekly and include notecards, notebooks, highlighters, pens, and mechanical pencils.

 

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:

LIBRARY EXHIBIT SPACE AVAILABLE:

Rod Library invites university departments and organizations to submit proposals for monthly exhibits for May through August. The library makes three exhibit cases available to the campus community. If your department or organization is interested in mounting an exhibit, please complete the online Proposal Form at http://www.uni.edu/library/exhbproposal/. For more information, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/exhb/.

 

ELECTRONIC SCHOLARSHIP ROSTER TRAINING:

Learn how to easily process grants and contracts awards or changes to scholarships. Paper rosters will soon be obsolete. One final training session will be offered at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 8, in the Maucker Union Old Gold Room. Refreshments provided. To register, visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid/register.shtml. Space is limited. Sign up now.

 

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

 

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/

 
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 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 27, in the Maucker Union Ballroom and refreshments will be served. For more information, or to RSVP, call 3-6899.

 
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.

 

'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 and 8. 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

 

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include Post-Award Support Services Coordinator. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS

FREE COMEDY SHOW WITH RENO 911'S OFFICER JONES AND OFFICER GARCIA:

Carlos Alazrqui and Cedric Yarbrough from Comedy Central's hit show "Reno 911" will perform at 9:30 p.m., Thursday, March 27, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

FREE JIM WAND APPEARANCE:

Need something to do this weekend? Come see hypnotist Jim Wand at 9 p.m., Friday, March 28, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Enjoy free food and fun with friends.

 

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.

 

UPCOMING RELAY FOR LIFE EVENTS:

Come support Relay For Life of UNI by coming to Coldstone Creamery from 6 to 9 p.m., Monday, March 31. Order some ice cream and a portion of the purchase will go towards the fight against cancer. Also, the final bank night will take place from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday, April 7, when you can hand in the money you've raised, pick up team members' T-shirts, and decorate luminarias. For more information, visit http://www.events.cancer.org/rfluni.

 

A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.:

The CME will commemorate the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s death at noon, Friday, April 4. A procession will travel from the CME to the Campanile. Music will be played on the Campanile carillon by Kui-Im Lee. Vocals led by the UNI George Walker Society. Followed by a recording of a Dr. King speech and closed by a moment of silence. Sponsored by the CME. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme, or e-mail bbg10@uni.edu.

 

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR CAWELTI:

Please join the Department of English Language & Literature in honoring professor Scott Cawelti for his years of service to UNI at a reception from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10, in Baker Hall 161. Remarks by colleagues will take place at 4 p.m.

 

THEATRE SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT PERFORMANCE:

Theatre UNI will host a special Scholarship Benefit Performance of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Benefit tickets are $30 (includes a contribution of $16.50) and may be purchased by calling 3-6387 or by visiting http://www.uni.edu/theatre.

 

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.

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The Panther baseball team will play a three-game series against Evansville starting 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.

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.

 

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 at $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.

 

'PORRAIMOS: EUROPE'S GYPSIES IN THE HOLOCAUST':

This film will be shown at 7 p.m., Monday, April 7, in Seerley 115. "Porraimos" is the first American documentary to expose how the pseudo-science of eugenics was used to persecute not only Jews, but also Gypsies. Using interviews with Austrian, Czech and German Gypsy survivors, as well as photographs and films from the Reich Department of Racial Hygiene, this video reveals the oppression of the Gypsies -- their registration and segregation, their sterilization, the medical experiments, and their eventual murder. Free and open to the public. Presented by the UNI Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program.

 

'PARAGRAPH 175':

This film will be shown at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, in Seerley 115. Actor Rupert Everett provides the narration for this disquieting documentary that shines a light on the Third Reich's vicious persecution of male homosexuals during World War II. The title comes from an arcane, 1871 German statute making sodomy punishable by incarceration (with the ultimate goal to eradicate gays completely). Only a handful of survivors -- now frail and withered -- remain to recount their traumatic tales in this poignant film. Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. In English, German and French, with English subtitles. Free and open to the public. Presented by the UNI Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

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).

 

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.

 

VISITING ARTIST STEVEN HILL:

Ceramic artist Steven Hill will be a visiting artist Monday, March 31 in the Department of Art. He will demonstrate making wheel-thrown ceramic vessels from 9 a.m. to noon, and from 1:30 to 4 p.m., in the ceramics lab (KAB 126). He will give a lecture about his artwork at 7 p.m., in the Art Auditorium (KAB 111).

 

'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., Tuesday, 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.

 

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE NOMINEE TO LECTURE AT UNI ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE:

A nominee for a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the field of international criminal justice and for his contribution to the creation of the International Criminal Court, will speak at noon, Wednesday, April 2, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. M. Cherif Bassiouni, Distinguished Research Professor of Law at DePaul University, will speak on "The Perennial Conflict between Realpolitik and the Pursuit of International Criminal Justice."  An internationally renowned scholar in the areas of human rights and international law, his visit is sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology.

 

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.

 

SEMINAR ON ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF RESEARCH FUNDING FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:

Norma Stumbo, director of the Midwest Alliance, will present an overview of NSF and NIH supplemental research funding for students with disabilities at 3 p.m., Thursday, April 3, in the WRC 252. Faculty, researchers, grant writers and undergraduate students are invited to attend.

 

WEB CONFERENCE:

The Office of Sponsored Programs will host a Web conference on the FY 2008 competition of the FIPSE Comprehensive Program from 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, April 4, in Studio IT 1 (ITTC 134). The FIPSE Comprehensive Program supports innovative grants and cooperative agreements to support postsecondary education. For more information on FIPSE or on the Web conference, contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at 3-3217. RSVP to 3-3217 or osp@uni.edu.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Harry J. Hillaker, state climatologist, Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship, will discuss "A Brief History of Weather Records and Climate Trends in Iowa” at 4 p.m., Monday, April 7, in LAT 125. Presented by the Department of Earth Science.

 

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.

 

INCLUSION MATTERS:

Inclusion Matters, Monday, April 7, at the GBPAC at 7 p.m. 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. Norman and his wife Emma have spent the past 20 years working to ensure that people with disabilities are able to take their rightful place in schools, workplaces and communities.

 

CEDAR VALLEY DISCUSS AND DISCOVER DIVERSITY: READING AND SHARING:

Cedar Valley Discuss and Discover Diversity: Reading and Sharing will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 14, at the UNI Museum. Participants will discuss the novel "Sold" by Patricia McCormick. An ordinary childhood is interrupted when family crops fail and her stepfather sells Lakshmi into childhood prostitution. This YA/Adult novel grew out of McCormick's research into child slavery and prostitution. Participants need not have read the book to attend. For more information, contact drjudy.beckman@cfu.net or 268-0544.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

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.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY:

Pianist Alexander Solomon will join the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony for a 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 5, concert at the GBPAC. The music program will include Rachmaninoff's famous Third Piano Concerto and Dvorak's joyous Eighth Symphony. Call 3-4849 or visit http://wcfsymphony.org.

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.

 

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:

PREREGISTRATION MAJOR MEETINGS SCHEDULED:

Academic departments will host pre-registration major meetings at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 2. New freshmen and students interested in changing majors should attend to receive advice on guidelines for majors and procedures to schedule for fall classes. Students may declare a major at the meeting. For meeting locations visit
http://www.uni.edu/advising/event/majormtg/majormt_sp.pdf

 

COMMON GROUND:

Common Ground, a special program on religious diversity, will take place in the Maucker Union's Old Central Ballroom from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday, April 6. Student leaders are encouraged to attend. Free refreshments will be available from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Inclusive Communities Team of the Department of Residence.

 

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.

 

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 Hall 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 Hall 59) at 3-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu.

 

 


 

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