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Thursday, April 3, 2008
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/.
MEMFIS SYSTEM MAINTENANCE:
Due to system maintenance, MEMFIS will be unavailable from 6 to 10 a.m., Saturday, April 5. This will not impact any other system except MEMFIS Production.
UNI AMERICAN DEMOCRACY PROJECT:
The UNI American Democracy Project (ADP) is considering sponsoring an on-campus visit from a national expert to explore how UNI's teacher education program can effectively prepare pre-service teachers to make civic education an intentional part of their future classrooms. Times under consideration are 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 9 or Friday, May 16. ADP would like input from teacher education faculty as to whether they would be interested in attending such an event on either date. Contact email@example.com with preferred date by Monday, April 7. Interested individuals can participate with the committee planning this event.
NEW UNI ADMISSIONS PROGRAM TARGETS TRANSFER STUDENTS:
In March, UNI and North Iowa Area Community College joined forces to make it more convenient for NIACC students who want to earn a bachelor's degree to transfer to UNI. This new program is called the UNI Admissions Partnership Program. See news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3490
NU HIGH SCORES HIGH RATINGS:
Price Lab School was mentioned in an article in Sunday's Des Moines Register for high school rigor and student achievement. The Register's analysis showed Northern University High School grads in the top 10-percent of schools for overall college GPA and second for college GPA in difficult classes. The full article (without images) can be viewed at http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008803300328.
SMOTHERS NAMED APP ADVISER:
The Office of Academic Advising is the point of contact for transfer students participating in the UNI Admissions Partnership Program, announced at NIACC in March. Tony Smothers is APP Transfer Relations Adviser. Smothers has 15 years of experience in higher education and a broad perspective on transfer and transition issues. He is contacting UNI departments to discuss transfer advising guidelines and will facilitate communications with participating transfer students. Departments planning to travel to NIACC should contact Smothers for information and support.
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.
GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK:
Student Employee Appreciation Week is April 14-19. Gift certificates redeemable at campus convenience stores, food carts or restaurants are available in any amount at Chats in Maucker Union, 23rd Street Market in the Commons and Biscotti's in Redeker Center. Departments ordering more than five gift certificates or purchasing Chats cookie and soft drink coupons ($1.69, minimum five), should contact Pat Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
NEED HELP ANALYZING YOUR DATA?:
The UNI Mathematics Department offers free help for routine data analysis through the Statistical Consulting Lab. Short courses on SAS, SPSS, Minitab and Excel are available. The SCL is available to UNI students, faculty and staff. For more information, visit http://www.cs.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL. To set up an appointment, contact Mark Jacobson at 3-7172 or email@example.com.
BROWN BAG LUNCH ON NSF EARLY CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM:
The Office of Sponsored Programs will offer a brown bag informational session on the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (Career) Program from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, in the Office of Sponsored Programs conference room (201 East Bartlett). For more information, contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at 3-3217. RSVP to 3-3217 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ELECTRONIC SCHOLARSHIP ROSTER TRAINING:
Learn how to 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.
FY'09 SELF-SUPPORT FUND BUDGET WORKSHEETS GO 'ELECTRONIC':
For those who did not see the demonstration of this new functionality at the March MUG meeting or who have additional questions, drop-in sessions will take place at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in SSC Room 2. For more information, contact Mary Prenosil at email@example.com.
Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in the Rod Library for the summer session should do so by Friday, April 11. Application forms are available in the library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.
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.
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/.
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)
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 with a moment of silence. Sponsored by the CME. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 support 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 email@example.com or call 3-3423.
GRADUATE STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK:
Gov. 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 helping local non-profits. Sponsored by UNI American Humanics and the Cedar Valley Volunteer Center.
UNI CAMPUS MINISTRY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL FACULTY AND STAFF LUNCHEON:
The UNI Campus Ministry Association invites UNI faculty and staff to join members of the association for its annual faculty and staff luncheon at St. Stephen's Catholic Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 9. Come and enjoy a hearty lunch and conversation with members of the UNI Campus Ministry Association. Lunch is free and no RSVP is required.
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.
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
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.
SHARE YOUR CULTURE:
Are you an international student or have you traveled abroad and want to share what your learned or observed about another culture? Share your country/culture at the World Fair from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 18, at the Cedar Falls AMVETS #49. The fair is sponsored by Over the Rainbow, a UNI student-run nonprofit organization. If interested in donating a display food, contact Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOURNEY OF FAITH:
St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center invites faculty and staff to join in a formal evening of fellowship, fine dining, music and silent auction. Journey of Faith: Witness a Legacy for UNI Students will take place at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, April 20, at the Holiday Inn University Plaza. Guests of honor are Archbishop Jerome Hanus, OSB, and Archbishop Daniel Kucera, OSB (retired). Cost is $100/plate. Proceeds will benefit current and future UNI students through the ministries of the student center. Attend and/or consider hosting a UNI student. For more information, call Kelly McCormick at 266-9863.
'BLACK IN AMERICA: EYEWITNESS TO MURDER -- THE KING ASSASSINATION':
A viewing of the documentary "Black in America: Eyewitness to Murder -- The King Assassination" will take place from 8 to 9 p.m., Thursday, April 3, in the CME Lobby (109 MAU). Learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination by watching this documentary showing on CNN. Friday, April 4, marks the 40-year anniversary of King's death. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
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.
'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.
RACE -- THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION FILM AND DISCUSSION SERIES:
Part 2 "The Story We Tell" in this series will be shown from noon to 1:30 p.m., Monday, April 7, at the CME (MAU 109). This is an eye-opening tale of how deep social inequalities came to be rationalized as natural. The film looks at the creation of the idea of race. A discussion will follow. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
'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.
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 email@example.com 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/Bisexual/Transgender/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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 post-secondary 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 email@example.com.
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 vice president 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 organizers. 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.
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.
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3-3423.
CRIMINAL LAW EXPERT TO SPEAK AT UNI:
Michael Bohlander, professor of law and co-director of the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at Durham University in the UK, will discuss "Killing Many to Save a Few - Collateral Civilian Damage or Assassination of Regime Elites?" at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in Sabin Hall 102. For more information, call 3-2786.
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 email@example.com or call 3-3423.
LECTURE ON RACIAL DISPARITIES:
Ryan King, policy analyst, The Sentencing Project, will discuss "Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System: How America Has Failed to Ensure Equality Under the Law," at 3 p.m., Monday, April 14, in Seerley Hall 212, and at 6 p.m. in the Wilson O. Rideout Center in Payne AME Church in Waterloo. For more information, call 3-2786.
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.
LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Blues singer, songwriter and bottleneck slide guitarist Catfish Keith will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, April 7, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
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.
JAZZ PANTHERS IN CONCERT:
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of jazz studies Bob Washut, the Jazz Panthers (formerly Jazz Band II) will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
The School of Music will host its Choral Invitational, coordinated by UNI School of Music professor and choral conductor Brad Barrett, at 9 a.m., Friday, April 11, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is host to dozens of Iowa high school choral ensembles. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT:
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Brad Barrett and instructor and conductor Dyan Meyer, the UNI Singers and UNI Women's Chorus will join together to offer a Spotlight Series Concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 11, in the GBPAC Great Hall. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.
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.
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