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Thursday, April 10, 2008
University Marketing & Public Relations is collecting information on camps hosted at UNI this summer, including pre-K through 16 camps for students and teachers. Please send information, including the name of the camp, target audience and dates, to Stacey Christensen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FINDING ARTICLES AND BOOKS FROM ROD LIBRARY'S HOME PAGE:
Rod Library wants to make finding articles and books from the library's homepage faster and easier. The library is seeking feedback on three different search options. Visit the survey page to view the options and submit comments. http://www.uni.edu/library/quicksearch/
UNI DIRECTORY CHANGES:
The Division of Athletic Training has moved into the Human Performance Center. Faculty and staff affected are: Todd Evans, HPC 003B, 3-6152; Brian Ragan, HPC 003C, 3-7428; Terri Meehan, HPC 003, 3-7479; Don Bishop, HPC 004E, 3-6369; Megan Brady, HPC 004B, 3-6476; Ryan Callahan, HPC 004D, 3-3248; Troy Garret, HPC 004A, 3-7448; Tricia Haak, HPC 003G, 3-7493; Terry Noonan, HPC 003D, 3-6414; Kelli Snyder, HPC 003G, 3-7264; and Emily Vold, HPC 004C, 3-6108. The new mail code for these faculty and staff is 0244.
KANGAS NAMED UNI DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS:
Christie Kangas has been named UNI director of admissions. Kangas currently is director of undergraduate admission at Texas State University-San Marcos. She will assume her new duties at UNI on May 15. See full news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3559
NEW IT TASK FORCE ESTABLISHED:
President Allen has established an Information Technology Task Force to evaluate the current state of IT at UNI in the context of IT needs of faculty, staff and students. The process will be inclusive and collaborative, engaging key constituent groups as well as the broader campus community. The task force will provide a summary report and recommendations to the president by Oct. 30. Committee members are: Belle Cowden, Michael Hager, Mark Jastorff, Shashi Kaparthi, Marty Mark, Marilyn Mercado, Steve Moon, Rick Seeley, Ramanathan Sugumaran, Eugene Wallingford (chair), and Jennifer Younie.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SHUTTLE-SERVICE INPUT:
Construction on UNI's new parking deck will begin in May. As a result, students, faculty and staff who normally park on the north side of campus will need to park elsewhere. In August, a new shuttle service will begin to take people from the major outlying parking lots to stops around campus. Facilities Services will host a series of focus groups this month to test ideas about shuttle-service, routes and other related issues. Volunteers are needed to participate in informal input sessions. To volunteer, contact email@example.com
UPDATE ON PROPOSAL FOR STATE SCHOOL FOR TEACHING INNOVATIONS:
Senate File 2307, which addresses the creation of a state school for teaching innovations, curriculum and research in classrooms for pre-K through 12 students, passed out of the Iowa House of Representatives. The proposed location is Malcolm Price Laboratory School. The file proposes two committees to study implementation and budget the proposed school. Under the proposal, the committees would deliver a report to lawmakers by Jan. 15, 2009. The file will now go to the Governor.
NOMINATE STUDENTS FOR MENTORING PROGRAM:
UNI's MentorMe program is seeking student participants for 2008-09. This program, offered through the Student Leadership Center at Maucker Union, enables rising junior and senior students to have a Cedar Valley community or business leader as a mentor for the academic year. Participants can gain valuable professional development and leadership skills to enhance their classroom learning. Students are matched with mentors based on their individual interests and career goals. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students for this program. Please forward the names of potential student participants to Jeff Ramsey (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, April 11. For more information, contact the Student Leadership Center at 3-7422.
CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK:
Rod Library is celebrating National Library Week, April 13-19, by showcasing this year’s theme, Join the Circle of Knowledge at Rod Library, in the main display case. First observed in 1958, the national observance is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country.
DIRECTIONS FOR SELP-SUPPORT FUND BUDGET WORKSHEETS:
Beginning this year Self-Support Fund Budget Worksheets will be completed electronically with a new budget tool. Directions for Creating Batches of SSF Worksheets are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/documents/creating_batches_for_ssf_wkshts.pdf.
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 email@example.com.
COLD-CARE PACKAGES AT ESSENTIALS:
Got the sniffles? Runny nose? Sore throat? Cold-care packages are available at Essentials in Maucker Union. Packages include apple juice, Tylenol, Dayquil, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, cough drops and chicken noodle soup for $10. Packages can be charged to your U-Bill.
FREE DELL DESKTOP COMPUTERS OFFERED:
Although these machines are slightly older (3 to 5 years old) technology they may be able to replace even older equipment to provide valuable access and service for students at various locations throughout campus. These 166 machines were purchased with Student Computer Fee budget funding; therefore, preference will be given to placing units where they will provide the most direct use by and direct benefit to UNI students. This offer is extended only to campus departments, not student groups or individuals. See details on how to submit your request at http://www.uni.edu/its/us/sccs/OldPCsSpring2008Notice.htm. Deadline for submitting proposals is noon, Friday, April 25.
LIBRARY EXHIBIT SPACE AVAILABLE:
Rod Library invites university departments and organizations to submit proposals for monthly exhibits for May through August. The library has 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/.
FACULTY-ONLY INTRO TO ePORTFOLIO WORKSHOP:
ePortfolios are seeing increased use to demonstrate student learning, especially in conjunction with outcomes assessment. To learn about myUNIverseCT Portfolio, UNI’s new ePortfolio system, attend a faculty-only “Intro to ePortfolio” workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. April 18, in StudioIT 2 (ITTC 136). For more information or to register, call 3-2309.
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.
HOW TO START A BUSINESS AND WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:
This workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 12, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required. Call 3-JPEC or e-mail email@example.com.
DEADLINE APPROACHING TO APPLY FOR STUDY ROOMS AT ROD LIBRARY:
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.
SAVE THE DATE: SERVICE SPEAKS:
Join the campus and community for the final speaker of the year in the customer service series. Rob Bell will discuss "Customer Service Excellence -- Let's Have Fun Out There" at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, in the GBPAC. Reservations can be made by calling 3-6899.
Vacancies at the P&S level include associate director/career services. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)
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.
THURSDAZE CARNIVAL NIGHT:
Thursdaze Carnival Night will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight, Thursday, April 10, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Games include jousting, battle cruiser lazer tag, obstacle course and more. Tie-dye your own shirt. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society will sell shirts and related items in the SEC Lobby during the Beginning Reading Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, April 11.
GAMMA PHI BETA PANCAKE BREAKFAST:
Gamma Phi Beta sorority is hosting a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 12, in St. Stephen's church basement. The money raised will go to Campfire USA to send kids to camp this summer, who would not otherwise be able to attend. Campfire USA helps build strong leaders in young kids. Cost is $6 per plate for pancakes, sausage and juice. Tickets can be bought prior to the event. For more information, contact Ally Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
April 12-19 will be the first-ever UNI Honors Week. The week will be a celebration of academic excellence at UNI and a recognition of the contributions of campus honorary societies and organizations. Visit http://www.uni.edu/honors/honorsweek.pdf for a full schedule of the week's events and a listing of participating organizations. Honors Week is sponsored by NISG, the Office of the Provost and the University Honors Program.
SAVE THE DAY, TAKE BACK THE NIGHT:
SAVE the Day, Take Back the Night will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 15. It starts at the intersection of College and 23rd streets. The rain location is the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Join this march, rally and reclaiming of spaces where violence has occurred at UNI. Survivors and Advocates Unite – Let’s Take Back the Night. 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.
UNI VIOLINISTS FROM BRAZIL:
Walter and Wagner Caldas are twin brothers from Brazil. The brothers' violin talent was recently discovered, and now they are students at UNI studying music. The Caldas twins will perform at 7 p.m., Friday, April 18, at the Cedar Falls AMVETS #49 (East 18th Street) as part of the World Fair. Sponsored by Over the Rainbow Health and Educational Services. Other performers include Prairie Rose Middle Eastern Dance Troupe, Tai Chi, Saudi Arabian Students, and Little Brazil Capoeira. The event runs from 4 to 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PI SIGMA EPSILON ANNUAL SPRING INTO SPRING 5K RACE:
Pi Sigma Epsilon, UNI's sales and marketing organization, is organizing a 5K race at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 19. Pre-registered participants receive a T-shirt, a free gift bag and the chance to compete for prizes and awards given to top finishers in each age bracket. The registration fee is $15, with part of the proceeds going to the Livestrong Foundation. To register, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/pse/projects.html. For more information, e-mail Collin Forst at email@example.com.
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.
FREE BIKE TUNE-UPS:
Free bike tune-ups will be provided by Europa Cycle and Ski from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, in the Maucker Union courtyard, in conjunction with the Earth Day Celebration. WRS Outdoor Rec will sell youth and adult sized bike helmets for $15 each.
NMA ANNUAL GOLF OUTING:
The Northern Management Association annual golf outing will take place at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 26, at the Fox Ridge Golf Course in Dike. The golf outing is an 18-holes four-person best-shot with cart, food and prizes. The cost to participate is $25 for NMA members, $30 for non-members and $34 for faculty. The sign-up sheet is in the Management Office (CBB 231). Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, April 16. For more information, contact Chad Lunning at firstname.lastname@example.org or 290-2776.
BOTANICAL CENTER OPEN HOUSE:
Save the date for an open house celebrating the renovations at the Botanical Center, formerly known as the Greenhouse, at 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 28. Tours and refreshments will follow a brief program. RSVP to email@example.com or 3-2566.
SAVE THE DATE: HUMAN PERFORMANCE CENTER DEDICATION:
Save the date to celebrate the dedication of the Human Performance Center at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 4. Tours, educational displays and program demonstrations will be featured. More information will follow.
Panther softball hosts Missouri State at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex in a three-game series. The teams will play in a double-header at noon, Saturday, April 12. The teams will play again at noon, Sunday, April 13.
SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH -- CLOTHESLINE PROJECT:
The Clothesline Project will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 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.
SPANISH FILM AND TAPAS NIGHT:
Sigma Delta Pi, the Spanish honor society, is hosting a Spanish film and tapas night at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 13, at the CME (MAU 109). The film is "Pan's Labyrinth," and a variety of Spanish tapas will be served. The event is free, and all are welcome.
FILM AND DISCUSSION SERIES ON RACE CONTINUES:
Part three of the series"The House We Live In" will be shown from 12:30 to 2:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, in the CME (109 MAU). The film examines policies and how they can affect individuals in different ways, often leading to one person benefiting while another is harmed. A discussion will follow the film. For more information visit www.uni.edu/cme.
WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD:
The UNI Child Development Center will present the soon-to-be released PBS documentary "Where Do the Children Play?" from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, in the Price Lab Auditorium, as part of a celebration of the Week of the Young Child (April 13-19). CDC families and staff, UNI students and faculty and the public are invited to attend.
ETHICS, PRIVACY AND SECURITY IN SATELLITE IMAGERY AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES:
Alex Oberle, UNI associate professor of geography, will discuss satellite imagery use at 7 p.m., April 10, at the University Museum.
CHANGE LEADERSHIP MODEL:
A session on "Change Leadership" will take place from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 10, in SEC 252. Presenters are Molly Schmidt, manager of training and development at Veridian Credit Union, and Gerri Perreault, director of Leadership Studies at UNI. They will present a change leadership model and discuss the model in terms of how Veridian has integrated leadership training throughout the credit union. Participants also will assess their change leadership in light of the model. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault, 3-6898, or Margaret Corson, 3-2332, or YLA@UNI.edu (put April 10 in subject line).
GENERATION IOWA OPEN FORUM:
Generation Iowa will host an open forum to discuss issues and concerns of young professionals at 1 p.m., Friday, April 11, in Seerley 116. For more information, visit http://www.generationiowa.com.
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.
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 email@example.com or 268-0544.
CHILL OUT: CAMPUS SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL WARMING:
A live showing of the webcast "Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming" will take place from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, in Latham 125. This nationwide event, developed by the National Wildlife Federation, will feature inspiring messages from students, faculty and administrators and showcases student-made videos and panel discussions of creative solutions to global warming. For more information, visit http://www.campuschillout.org. Sponsored by the Earth Science Department and Sigma Gamma Epsilon.
GERMAN CORPORATE COMPLICITY IN THE HOLOCAUST:
The UNI Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program presents "From Aryanization to Auschwitz: German Corporate Complicity in the Holocaust" by Peter Hayes, Northwestern University, at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 17, in SEC 244-246. From 1933 to 1945, virtually all of Germany’s leading corporations cooperated with, then became complicit in, the Nazi assault on the Jews. Hayes will use several examples to demonstrate that mundane and "idealistic" justifications, some of them alarmingly familiar to contemporary Americans, propelled corporate collaboration with the Holocaust. This event is free and open to the public.
HARI SHANKAR LECTURE:
Ken Ono, Manasse Professor of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will give this year's Hari Shankar Lecture at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 21, in the Lantz Auditorium (MSH 137). Ono will discuss "Unearthing the Visions of a Master: The Story and Legacy of Ramanujan." The lecture, intended for a general audience, is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.
'IS GOD GREEN?':
Tri Robinson, senior pastor of Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Boise, founder of "Let’s Tend the Garden," an environmental stewardship ministry, and author of "Saving God’s Green Earth" will discuss "Is God Green?" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24, in Sabin 102. Sponsored by the Heartland Vineyard Church and co-sponsored by the UNI American Democracy Project, Leadership Studies, and RRTTC. Free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GUEST LECTURER MICHAEL BUGEJA:
Michael Bugeja, professor and director of the Greenlee School of Journalism at ISU, will discuss "In Praise of Disengagement" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24, in Seerley 115. His talk will center on the blurring between entertainment and learning and the need for more commitment in preparing students for the serious societal issues they face ahead.
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 UNI 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 brings dozens of Iowa high school choral ensembles to UNI. For more information, contact email@example.com.
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.
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