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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

NEWS:

UNI REACCREDITATION PROCESS UNDERWAY:

Every 10 years, UNI conducts a self-study in preparation for reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. That process is underway in preparation for a reaccreditation site visit in spring 2011. Preparing institutional reaccreditation requires support and assistance from all programs and units on campus. A steering committee of faculty and staff is coordinating this process and will seek suggestions and feedback every step of the way. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/accreditation/.

 

BEWARE OF 'BANK' SCAM SOLICITING E-MAIL ACCOUNT INFORMATION:

UNI's ITS-Network Services has been contacted about a new e-mail phishing scam. The e-mail involves a message that says it's from a local credit union or bank and tells you that your account has been disabled. It provides a "local" telephone number to call. The number is likely a virtual number with an automated attendant to collect your account number and other personal information. For an example of this scam, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/phishing.htm. For more information, contact Ken Connelly at 3-5850.

 

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: 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/.

 

ANNUAL GRADUATE FACULTY MEETING:

"Faculty Visions of Quality Graduate Education," is the theme of this year's Annual Graduate Faculty Meeting, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24, in Seerley 115. A reception will follow in the Great Reading Room. All graduate faculty are encouraged to attend. Annual university faculty awards and graduate student research awards will be presented, followed by brief task-force reports from the Graduate Council. A panel of graduate faculty from across disciplines will initiate discussion of "Quality Graduate Education." For more information contact the Graduate College at 3-2748 or defrancisco@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

TOASTED SANDWICHES AT 23RD ST. MARKET:

Toasted sub sandwiches are now available at the Red Hat Deli at 23rd Street Market, located in the Commons. This is in response to customer requests for this option.

 

TUESDAYS AT ESSENTIALS:

Essentials in Maucker Union has 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.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

ELECTRONIC SCHOLARSHIP ROSTER TRAINING:

Learn how to easily process grants and contracts awards or changes to scholarships electronically. 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.

 
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/

 
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 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 Web developer, director of research services, and assistant women’s basketball coach. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS

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 and 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.

 

ANTHROPOLOGY ASSOCIATION BI-ANNUAL BOOK SALE:

The Anthropology Association's bi-annual book sale will take place from noon to 5 p.m., Friday, April 4, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 5, at the Wesley Foundation (across College Street from Lang Hall). All books are $1 or less, and all profits go towards supporting the Anthropology Association and local libraries. There are more than 4,000 books; the genres include anything from mystery to romantic novels.

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH -- BREAK THE SILENCE, JAM FOR PEACE:

Break the Silence, Jam for Peace will take place at 10 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, at the Reverb. Doors open at 9 p.m. Cover is $5, with proceeds benefiting the UNI Survivor's Emergency Assistance Fund. Sponsored by UNI Violence Intervention Services. For a complete listing of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec and click on "Upcoming Events." For more information, e-mail mark.rowe@uni.edu or call 3-3423.

 

GRADUATE STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK:

Governor Chet Culver has proclaimed April 7-11 UNI Graduate Student Appreciation Week. The Inaugural Campus-Wide Graduate Student Research Symposium, from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, April 7, will showcase the research of 44 graduate students. For more information, visit http://www.grad.uni.edu.

 

UNI VOLUNTEER DAY:

UNI Volunteer Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Spend a half hour or hour of your time to helping local non-profits. Sponsored by UNI American Humanics and the Cedar Valley Volunteer Center.

 

MORE THAN A CHOICE: LIVING BEYOND THE LIFESTYLE:

More than a Choice, "Living Beyond the Lifestyle" is the UNI GLBTAU's theme for this year's pride week. For a list of Pride Week activities, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_040108.shtml

 

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 a group of UNI male students, faculty and staff who are mobilizing to end these violations against women. On April 16, travel to Dubuque to learn how 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. Sign up deadline is April 3.

 

UNI EARTH DAY 5K RUN/WALK:

In coordination with Panther Pacers, UNI Earth Day, and Sole Power, there will be a free 5K run/walk at 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, to promote using your feet instead of your car. If you pre-register by Friday, April 18 and complete the course, you can receive a free Earth Day T-shirt or Earth Day bag while supplies last. To pre-register, or for more information, visit http://www.rrttc.com. Contact Jenny Bruss at 3-3689.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

THURSDAZE MOVIE: 'ONE MISSED CALL':

The blockbuster "One Missed Call" will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Starring Shannyn Sossamon, Edward Burns, and Ana Claudia Talancón. In this remake of the Japanese horror film "Chakushin Ari," several people receive voice-mails from their future selves -- messages which include the date, time and some details of their deaths. Free refreshments provided.

 

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.

 

'BECOMING AMERICAN: THE CHINESE EXPERIENCE':

In honor of Asian American Heritage Month, the CME is screening a three-part PBS documentary, "Becoming American: The Chinese Experience." The three-part series will be shown from noon to 2 p.m., and from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, April 9 through 11, at the CME (109 MAU). The documentary series is a story of struggle and triumph, progress and setbacks, discrimination and assimilation of Chinese immigrants. For more information on Asian American Heritage Month, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or contact Lydia Roberts at lydia.roberts@uni.edu.

 

'FEAR NOT: PERSECUTION AND RESISTANCE OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES UNDER THE NAZI REGIME':

This documentary will be shown at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in Seerley 115. It combines first-person descriptions of events with historical footage, photos and eye-witness accounts of the persecution and resistance of Jehovah's Witnesses during the Nazi regime. The film tells about Jehovah’s Witnesses who put the Bible's principles, commandments and prophecies ahead of the Nazi regime laws. Free and open to the public. Presented by the UNI Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

'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."  Bassiouni is 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.

 

HOXIE LECTURE ON THE PRESS AND VOTERS:

"The Press and the Voters: A Look at the 2008 Presidential Primaries" is the title of the 2008 Hoxie Lecture, delivered by Thomas Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. The lecture will take place at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3, in Seerley 115. Patterson is a renowned political scientist and has written several award-winning books dealing with the media and American elections. For more information, contact Donna Hoffman, Department of Political Science, at donna.hoffman@uni.edu or 3-5916.

 

HUMAN RIGHTS LEADERSHIP PANEL:

Leaders on Leadership presents the following human rights panelists from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 3, in the SEC 252: Kaitlin Korbitz, director of media relations for GLBTA (Gay/Lesbian/BisexualTransgender/Ally Union); Elizabeth Pastrano, member of Hispanic-Latino Student Association and vice president, Human Resources for EXCEL; Kent Sandstrom, faculty advisor for Amnesty International; Chris Schwartz, coordinator, Working Families Win Iowa. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or yla@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

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; Lt. Col. Chris Lukasiewicz, 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.

 

"NEWS TALK" TO DISCUSS MANIPULATION OF PUBLIC OPINION:

"News Talk" will discuss the different strategies people use to try to manipulate public opinion and even to persuade others in everyday arguments and conflicts at home and at work from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 5, at University Book and Supply. The event is free and open to the public. An example of a common strategy, especially during political campaigns, is to attack a straw person. A person’s real position is misrepresented and the person is then attacked for a position she/or he does not really hold. People who would like the list of strategies ahead of time can contact the oganizers. News Talk is organized by UNI’s American Democracy Project (Provost's Office) and University Book and Supply and co-sponsored with UNI Communication Studies, Educational and Student Services, Leadership Studies Program, and Student Leadership Center.

 

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.

 

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.

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH -- CLOTHESLINE PROJECT:

The Clothesline Project will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, April 8 and 10, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. This international initiative honors survivors and victims of intimate violence. All are welcome to stop by, view the display, and design a new shirt to give voice to experiences of violence that are often shrouded in silence. Sponsored by: SAVE, Seeds of Hope. For a complete listing of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec and click on "Upcoming Events." For more information, e-mail mark.rowe@uni.edu or call 3-3423.

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH -- SELF DEFENSE SEMINAR:

This seminar will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Self-defense awareness expands knowledge of your surroundings and is a great chance to learn moves that could save your life. The purpose of Rape Aggression Defense, the moves being taught, is to train you to defend yourself in dangerous situations. Fun and interactive; dress comfortably. Sponsored by: V-Day Committee, Department of Public Safety. For a complete listing of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec and click on "Upcoming Events." For more information, e-mail mark.rowe@uni.edu or call 3-3423.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

STAND-UP COMEDY NIGHT:

Tim Cahill, a senior theatre major, will present "Stuff," an evening of stand-up comedy, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 5, in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Special guests include Liz Cook and Sam Garles. Admission is free. Contains material not suitable for some audiences.

 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPRING CONCERTS:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of trumpet Randy Grabowski, the UNI Trumpet Ensemble will offer a spring concert at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public. Under the direction of conductor Rebecca Burkhardt, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer its spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in the GBPAC Great Hall. The concert will include works by composers Martinez, Beach and Ibert. Instrumental Concerto Competition winner Daniel Valesco, flute, will be featured. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

THE ALUMNI PROJECT: DEATH OF A SALESMAN:

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Strayer-Wood Theatre, Theatre UNI is presenting "Death of a Salesman," featuring several alumni guest artists. Performances are April 11 through 20. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre or call 3-6381

 

CHERRYHOLMES:

This high-energy Nashville-based band was named 2005 International Bluegrass Music Association's Entertainers of the Year. Their shows include twin fiddles, Irish step dancing, classic country yodeling and old-time claw hammer in addition to dynamic bluegrass. Cherryholmes will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 12, in the GBPAC. For tickets, or for more information, call 3-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.

WELLNESS RECREATION:

INTRAMURAL 4-ON-4 OPEN CO-REC SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT:

Registration forms are available this week in the WRC 101. Entries are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in the WRC 101. Limited to the first eight teams to register. There is an entry fee of $20 per team with a two-game guarantee. Play begins at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 13, at the WRC sand volleyball courts (rain date TBA). Open to students, faculty and staff. For more information, contact the IM 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.

 

MEN'S INTRAMURAL SLOW-PITCH SOFTBALL:

Registration forms are available this week in the WRC 101. Entries are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in the WRC 101. Limited to the first eight teams to register. There is an entry fee of $20 per team with a two-game guarantee. Play begins at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 12, on the IM fields (rain date: Saturday, April 19). Open to students, faculty and staff. For more information, contact the IM office at 3-7262.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

PRE-REGISTRATION 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

 

'THINKING ABOUT GRADUATE SCHOOL?':

"Thinking About Graduate School?" will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom C. This event promotes graduate education -- at UNI and beyond -- by providing information on the process of searching and applying for programs, as well as information on the expectations of graduate education. Come learn more about graduate education from graduate students and faculty members. Refreshments will be served.

 

NATIONAL EDUCATOR EXPO:

The National Educator Expo will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 12, in McLeod Center. Registration will take place at 8 a.m. More than 70 school districts from across the U.S. (more than 20 from Iowa) will visit with educators about jobs for the 2008-09 academic year. For a list of participating districts, or for more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/events/career/nee/spring/. Sponsored by UNI Career Services, 3-2061.

 

FALL STUDENT INTERNSHIPS IN EUROPE:

Internships are available with Camp Adventure Youth Services within Early Childhood & School Age programs in Germany, England, Italy, Portugal and Belgium. Students receive a living stipend of approximately $2,600 for 17
weeks and 12 hours of graduate or undergraduate credit. Travel and housing are paid. Students are eligible to apply for an educational award of up to $2,360 from American Humanics-ProCorp. E-mail susan.edginton@uni.edu with
"Internship-UNI" in the subject line.

 

G.P.S. (GAINING PANTHER SUCCESS) MENTOR PROGRAM:

Apply for the G.P.S. (Gaining Panther Success) Mentor Program for 2008-2009 for non-work study and work-study positions of coordinator ($9.50), program assistant ($7.50), caseworker ($7.50) and mentors ($7.50). Visit http://www.uni.edu/cme/gps_info.htm for applications and job descriptions. The deadline is noon, Monday, April 7. For more information, contact Ashley Nunn at 3-2250 or qtpie@uni.edu.

 

APPLY FOR LEADERERSHAPE:

There is still time to apply to be one of the UNI delegates to the 2008 Iowa LeaderShape Institute, an interactive program of self-discovery and learning from practical experiences that builds leadership concepts and abilities. There is no cost to UNI students to attend. LeaderShape will take place May 29 through June 3, at Upper Iowa University in Fayette. For an application, visit http://www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter. For more information, visit http://www.leadershape.org or contact Jeff Ramsey at ramseyj@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

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.

 

DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM MEETING:

Magic. Money. Experience. The Disney Theme Parks & Resorts College Program at the Walt Disney World® Resort is truly a one-of-a kind experience. An e-presentation session will take place from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, in Seerley 120. For more information, contact Laura Wilson at 3-3821.

 

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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