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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

NEWS:

STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM SURVEY:

Workshops and data gathering for potential requirements for a new Student Information System have been completed. Beginning Monday, April 21, a survey will be distributed to evaluate requirements and receive feedback. Selected individuals will receive a direct e-mail with survey instructions. Others may access survey information at http://www.uni.edu/sis beginning April 21. The survey must be completed no later than 5 p.m., Friday, May 2. For more information, contact jan.hanish@uni.edu or call 3-3526.

 
FEEDBACK FOR AVP OF MARKETING & PR SEARCH:

If you met with the candidates for Assistant VP of Marketing and Public Relations, remember to submit your feedback at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/search/. The deadline for feedback is 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 16.

 

UNIVERSITY-WIDE ELECTIONS:

Sample ballots for university-wide elections will be sent out this week by e-mail. If you do not receive a sample ballot contact Otto MacLin, co-chair Committee on Committees, at otto.maclin@uni.edu.

 

PETERSEN NAMED UNI DIRECTOR OF DINING SERVICES:

Carol Petersen has been named UNI director of dining services. Petersen currently is associate director of residential dining at Iowa State University. She will assume her new duties at UNI on June 16. See full news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3598

 

POSSIBLE E-MAIL OUTAGE MONDAY, APRIL 21:

Sending e-mail may fail in Thunderbird, Mac Mail, Entourage, or Outlook after ITS patches on Monday, April 21. ITS will implement a security change to the e-mail central system. After the change, if you are unable to send e-mail, this indicates your outbound settings must be modified. All users should have their software changed so their desktop e-mail client sends e-mail securely. For assistance, contact the Computer Consulting Center at 273-5555. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/commcorner/announce/April212008Email.pdf.

 

DISCOLORED WATER ON CAMPUS:

Testing of all fire hydrants on campus is scheduled for April 16 through May 22. All areas of the campus will experience discolored water. Notice will be given to faculty and staff in the buildings in the general test area, however other buildings could be affected.

 

SUMMER 2008 ONLINE COURSE REQUESTS:

UNI faculty using My UNIverseCT (WebCT) for the summer semester and who have not requested an online course should submit their request using the Web form located at http://elearning.uni.edu/forms/course_request.html. Summer courses will be populated with students May 5.

 

SUMMER CAMPS:

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 stacey.christensen@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

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/

 

UPDATE TO MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT RATES EFFECTIVE MARCH 19:

The university mileage reimbursement rate will increase from $.485 to $.505 for travel occurring on and after March 19. This rate is effective when an employee drives his or her own vehicle because a motor pool vehicle is not available, the employee is traveling less than 100 miles, or total trip time is less than four hours. The reimbursement rate for driving a personal vehicle when a motor pool vehicle is available remains at 28.5 cents per mile. Reimbursement for non UNI employees and students is at the discretion of the account manager, but may not exceed the $.505 rate. For more information, contact tori.stafford@uni.edu or 3-2253. http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/accounts_payable/tguide.shtml


MUG MINUTES:

Minutes for the March 25 MEMFIS Users Group Meeting are available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/memfis_users/meetingminutes.shtml. Minutes include directions to use the new budget tool for completing Self-Support Fund Budget Worksheets which is replacing the old Local Activity Account Fund Worksheets. The new worksheets were put into production on March 31.

 

MEMFIS USERS GROUP MEETING, APRIL 17:

The next MEMFIS Users Group meeting will take place Thursday, April 17, in MSH 201. The primary agenda items will be demonstrations of the new Web ADI spreadsheets used to deposit cash receipts, process procurement card charges and create journal entries. The Web ADI spreadsheets provide account code validation as the enhanced feature. The existing ADI templates will be phased out by June 1. Everyone on campus is welcome to attend these meetings. For more information, contact Eunice Dell, MEMFIS Project Manager, at eunice.dell@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

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 walt.stephenson@uni.edu

 
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.
Directions for Completing SSF Worksheets can be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/documents/completing_ssf_wkshts.pdf

 

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.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

ONLINE ePORTFOLIO WORKSHOP SERIES:

The Office of Academic Assessment and ITS-Educational Technology are co-sponsoring a three-session series of Web workshops on ePortfolios, from 11 a.m. to noon on April 16, 23, and 30. Attend one, two or all three sessions. For more information, including speakers and topics for each session, go to http://www.uni.edu/assessment.

 

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.

 

PROCUREMENT CARD TRAINING:

The Office of Business Operations will be offering training sessions for the university sponsored procurement card. Sessions will be approximately 45 minutes in length and will be held at various times and locations. The session is required for current cardholders and will be informational for anyone considering applying for a procurement card. Procurement cards are intended to be an efficient and cost-effective method of payment for small dollar transactions typically under $3,000. For specific dates and times, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/documents/pro_card_training.pdf.

 

INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD TRAINING:

The Institutional Review Board will offer training on special research topics Tuesday, April 22. Sessions one (Qualitative) and two (Survey) will be from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. Sessions three (Educational Research) and four (Existing Data) will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Register by April 17 by contacting Anita Kleppe at 3-6148 or anita.kleppe@uni.edu or visit www.uni.edu/osp/research/policies.htm.

 

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., Friday, April 18, in StudioIT 2 (ITTC 136). For more information, or to register, call 3-2309.

 

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 jacobson@cs.uni.edu.

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT WORKSHOP:

The Leadership Studies Program at UNI is sponsoring a session on "Sexual Harassment" from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 17, in the SEC 252. Presenters are Gwenne Culpepper, associate director for compliance and equity management at UNI, and Lt. Col. Chris Lukasiewicz, department head, Military Science-ROTC at UNI. They will discuss policies and strategies for dealing with sexual harassment. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or yla@uni.edu with subject "April 17 event."

 

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.

EMPLOYMENT:

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include purchasing agent, assistant systems/applications administrator and undergraduate recruitment & academic services coordinator. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

 

MERIT VACANCIES:

Merit Vacancies are available for viewing at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.shtml.

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS

SAE BLOOD DRIVE:

The men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon are sponsoring a campus blood drive on April 15. The event will be located in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

 

HONORS WEEK:

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 mark.rowe@uni.edu or call 3-3423.

 

UNI AMERICAN HUMANICS FOURTH ANNUAL CEDAR VALLEY NONPROFIT AWARDS:

The UNI American Humanics Student Association is "Celebrating Achievement, Impacting CommUNIty" at its Nonprofit Awards Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 17, in the UNI Commons Ballroom. The event honors the Cedar Valley’s outstanding nonprofit organizations, board members, collaborating businesses and nonprofit professionals. In addition, the Veridian Credit Union Community Engagement Awards will be presented. For more information, or to make reservations, contact Angie Gorsuch, UNI American Humanics adviser, 3-5600 or agorsuch@uni.edu.

 

THE BACKYARDIGANS LIVE:

The Backyardigans Live! will perform at 7 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, April 16 and 17, in McLeod Center. Tickets are available at any UNItix outlet, online at http://www.tickets.uni.edu or by calling 3-4TIX. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/mcleod.

 

PI SIGMA EPSILON ANNUAL SPRING INTO SPRING 5K RACE:

Pi Sigma Epsilon, UNI's sales and marketing organization, is holding 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 forstc@uni.edu.

 

THIRD ANNUAL CEDAR FALLS/WATERLOO MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS BENEFIT WALK:

The UNI Student Athletic Training Organization and the National MS Society have teamed up to host the third annual Cedar Falls/Waterloo Multiple Sclerosis Benefit Walk. The three-mile walk will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 19, at the Gateway Celebration Shelter, Cedar Falls. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Registration is free and everyone is welcome to participate. For more information, or to register, visit http://tinyurl.com/6lxtzm or contact Kayla Ferguson at kf0515@uni.edu.

 

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-hole 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 clunning@uni.edu 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 jane.larson@uni.edu or 3-2566.

 

WINE AND TULIPS TICKETS ON SALE NOW:

The Friends of KUNI/KHKE present the 23rd annual An Evening in Celebration of Wine & Tulips to benefit public radio in Iowa. This year's celebration will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 3, at the Park Place Event Centre in Cedar Falls. Tickets are available in advance for $35 per person. Tickets are available at http://www.kuniradio.org or by calling 3-6400. Tickets purchased at the event will be $45 per person. The ticket price includes an etched souvenir wine glass and a detailed wine guide. Patron support levels are $150 per couple ($75 for single) and include early admission for a Meet the Distributors sneak preview party, plus special door prizes. To purchase tickets at the Patron level, contact Angela Vezdos at 3-6336.

 

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.

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Panther baseball hosts Minnesota in a non-conference match-up at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, at Riverfront Stadium, Waterloo. They will take on Creighton in a three-game Missouri Valley Conference series at Riverfront Stadium at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 18; 2 p.m., Saturday, April 19; and 1 p.m., Sunday, April 20.
Panther softball hosts Bradley at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 17, at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex.

 

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION:

The "Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition," is 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.

 

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.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

THE SEARCH FOR AMELIA EARHART'S AIRPLANE:

Rod Blocksome, senior systems engineer, Rockwell Collins, Inc., will discuss "The Search for Amelia Earhart's Airplane" from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, in the ITC 7. Don't miss this fascinating presentation on how science and technology are being applied to solve one of the most enduring mysteries of the 20th century.

 

SIGMA XI STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE:

The 15th Annual Sigma Xi Student Research Conference will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 16. Student research posters from across the campus will be displayed on the ground floor, southwest corner of McCollum Science Hall. Student researchers will discuss their posters, and refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Jean Gerrath at 3-7152 or jean.gerrath@uni.edu.

 
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.

 

HONORS RESEARCH CONFERENCE:

Senior honors students and presidential scholars will present their thesis research projects on Saturday, April 19. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Lang Hall second-floor auditorium lounge with continental breakfast and a welcome by Bev Kopper, associate provost. Following will be seven concurrent sessions of research presentations in Lang Hall rooms 208, 211, 222 and 223. For a complete schedule, visit http://www.uni.edu/honors/conference.shtml. Presentations are open to the public.

 

DEPARTMENT OF EARTH SCIENCE UNDERGRADUATE LECTURES:

Stacey Reisdorph and Adam Lee will discuss the results of their undergraduate research at 4 p.m., Monday, April 21, in LAT 125. Reisdorph will discuss "Morphometry and Rates of Evolution within the Pennsylvanian Fusulinid Beedeina," and Lee will discuss "Spatial and Temporal Comparison of the Cedar and Wapsipinicon Rivers, Bremer County, Iowa." All are invited to attend.

 

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.

 

'RESURRECTION IN A BOX: DESIGNING ETERNITY IN A 25TH DYNASTY EGYPTIAN COFFIN':

Cynthia May Sheikholeslami will discuss "Resurrection in a Box: Designing Eternity in a 25th Dynasty Egyptian Coffin" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, in KAB 111. The lecture is sponsored by the Florence Hartwig Foundation.

 

DECONSTRUCTING A MULTI-MEDIA PRODUCTION OF GUSTAV'S 'THE PLANETS':

Artist Gary Kelley, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony conductor Jason Weinberger, and digital producer Scott Smith, will discuss their experiences integrating Holst’s suite with a large-screen video presentation of Gary Kelley’s paintings in a recent landmark concert. This presentation will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in the GBPAC. Free admission. For more information, visit http://www.garykelleyplanets.com (best viewed in Firefox).

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARNESS MONTH: CONSENSUAL CONFECTIONS:

How do you "do" consent? Many struggle with the notion of having to achieve active sexual consent. Attend this panel-led discussion on sexual ethics at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in the CBB 109. Free dessert will be provided. Sponsored by SAVE and Seeds of Hope. For more information, e-mail mark.rowe@uni.edu or call 3-3423.

 

LECTURE ON MAKING LITERATURE MATTER:

James O'Loughlin, assistant professor, English Language and Literature, has been selected for the 2008 University Book and Supply Award, from CHFA. Rose Lorenz, president, University Book and Supply, and Reinhold Bubser, dean, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, will present the award at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in the CAC 108. O'Loughlin's presentation, "Mix It Up," will focus on teaching strategies designed to make literature matter for a student population living in a media-saturated era. This event is free and open to the public.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

John Johnson, professor of history and interim dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, will discuss "The Supreme Court and Affirmative Action, 1971-2007" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in SRL 115. The event is free and open to the public.

 

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.

PERFORMING ARTS:

SENIOR PERFORMANCE PROJECT:

Joshua J. Mullady, a senior theatre major from Dubuque, will present his senior performance project, "A Briefcase Full of Playbills and Old Resumes" at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, in the Bertha Martin Theatre. The performance project will include monologues and scenes ranging from Shakespeare to some of today's best playwrights. Featured actors include Liz Cook, Tom Hoy and Katy Slaven. Admission is free.

 

NORTHWIND QUINTET IN CONCERT:

The Northwind Quintet will offer a recital featuring UNI School of Music faculty artists Tom Barry, oboe, David Rachor, bassoon, and Yu-Ting Su, horn, at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

STUDENT COMPOSERS' AND CHAMBER WORKS CONCERTS:

At 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, UNI School of Music student composers will showcase their work in a recital coordinated by professor of composition and theory Jonathan Schwabe. At 8 p.m., UNI School of Music students will offer a chamber works recital, coordinated by professor of horn Yu-Ting Su. Both events are free and open to the public.

 

TRIUMPHANT LOVE:

"Triumphant Love," a new opera written by Alan Schmitz, composer and faculty member of the UNI School of Music, and Paul Siddens, librettist and faculty member of the UNI Communication Studies Department, will take place at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, April 17 through 19, in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang Hall Room 040. This event is free and open to the public.

 

GUEST PIANO RECITAL:

Visiting artist András Körtesi, piano, will offer a recital featuring works by Hungarian composers Liszt, Bartók and more at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 17, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

JAZZ BAND III AND JAZZ COMBOS CONCERT:

UNI School of Music Jazz Band III and Combos will offer a spring concert at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 17, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

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.

 

UNI'S ORCHESIS DANCE COMPANY SPRING SHOW:

UNI's Orchesis Dance Company's annual spring show will take place at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 18, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19, at the Oster Regent Theater on Main Street in Cedar Falls. Tickets will be sold by Orchesis members for $5 in advance or can be purchased for $8 at the door. The dances are choreographed by Orchesis members or UNI dance faculty and include jazz, modern, lyrical and contemporary styles. Guest peformers Iowa's Best Muscle Dance Team will do a hip-hop routine. For more information, e-mail Sydnee Stark at sstark@uni.edu.

 

WIND SYMPHONY:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Ronald Johnson, the Wind Symphony will offer a full concert performance featuring visiting artist András Körtesi, piano, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 18, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI PIANISTS HEAD WEST:

Two internationally acclaimed UNI professors -- Sean Botkin and Genadi Zagor -- will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19, on the Elton John Red Piano on the main stage of the Sami Bedell Center for the Performing Arts in Spirit Lake. This performance for piano-music lovers marks a collaboration between UNI and the Sami Center to bring quality performances from UNI to the Iowa Lakes Corridor area.

 

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF:

"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" will take place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19. This true American classic won Tennessee Williams his second Pulitzer Prize and his third New York Drama Critics’ Award in 1955. Before there were "Desperate Housewives," there was Maggie the Cat; before there was Tony Soprano, there was Big Daddy; and before "Survivor," there was "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." For tickets, or for more information, call 3-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.

 

UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL NORTHERN IOWA JUNIOR ORCHESTRA CONCERT:

The UNI Suzuki School will present a spring concert featuring the Northern Iowa Junior Orchestra at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 20, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: JAZZ BAND ONE FEATURING MARIA SCHNEIDER:

UNI Jazz Band One, under the direction of Chris Merz, will offer a concert featuring Grammy-award winning guest conductor/composer Maria Schneider at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 21, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is sponsored by the Meryl Norton Hearst Visiting Artist Series and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and is free and open to the public.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

French Creole fiddler Dennis Stroughmatt will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, April 21, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 
O.A.R. LIVE IN CONCERT:

O.A.R. live in concert, April 21 at 7:30 p.m., in the McLeod Center with special guests Parker House and Theory and The Nadas. Tickets on sale now at all UNITix locations or charge by phone 3-4849 or online at www.uni.edu/tickets. Tickets for UNI students are $25 and for the public $30.

 

SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor S. Daniel Galyen, the Symphonic Band will present a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

BASSOON CONCERT:

UNI School of Music professor of bassoon David Rachor will coordinate a spring concert of bassoon music at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP: YOU SAID IT -- BUT DID YOU MEAN IT?

The final workshop in the Student Leadership Center series will take place at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom A. Nikki Johnson, an instructor in communication studies, will focus on the power of language, using effective language in public speaking, and understanding the dynamics of language use and meaning in group situations. This workshop will be humorous and interactive with several activities used to strengthen the message. For more information, contact Jeff Ramsey at ramseyj@uni.edu.

 

THIRD ANNUAL HONORS BALL:

The third annual Honors Ball will take place Thursday, April 17, in the Commons Slife Ballroom. Ballroom dance lessons will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. and the dance will take place from 8 to 11 p.m. Honors and non-honors students are all welcome. Sponsored by the Honors Student Advisory Board.

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT LAW SCHOOL?:

UNI students who will be attending law school in the fall will answer questions and give advice about successfully navigating the application process at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 17, in Sabin 301. Scott Peters, assistant professor of political science and pre-law adviser, will also be there to answer questions. For more information, contact Scott Peters at scott.peters@uni.edu or 3-2727. Sponsored by the Daniel Webster Law Society.

 

CAREERS WITH WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL INFORMATION SESSION:

This information session will take place at 2:30 p.m., Monday, April 21, in CBB 109. Meet management staff and current loan officers and learn more about becoming part of the Des Moines team. For early consideration or to set up an interview for April 21, students can apply online through CareerLink. For more information, contact Laura Wilson at laura.wilson@uni.edu.

 


 

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