Thursday, April 17, 2008
UNI ALERT SYSTEM TEST -- APRIL 24
UNI will test the UNI Alert System at 2 p.m. , Thursday, April 24. Test voice and text messages will be sent via telephone and e-mail. A reminder, push the "send calls" button on your office phone if you'll be out of your office for more than a few minutes. This helps speed delivery of emergency messages. If you haven't already done so, please confirm your emergency contact information at http://www.uni.edu/resources/alert/faq.shtml
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3-3526.
FACULTY AND P&S ANNUAL COURTESY NOTICE - ROD LIBRARY
The annual loan period for items checked out to faculty and professional and scientific personnel will end soon. Please return all items with a May 5 due date. All items must be returned, but you may recheck out any items for which you have further need. To view items checked out to you, log on to your library account: https://unistar.uni.edu/patroninfo/. For more information, visit http://www.lib.uni.edu/access/fac_notice.htm.
POSSIBLE E-MAIL OUTAGE MONDAY, APRIL 21:
Sending e-mail may fail in Thunderbird, Mac Mail, Entourage, or Outlook 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 3-5555. 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.
WELLNESS/RECREATION ACCOMODATIONS FOR DEPARTMENT GUESTS:
Wellness and Recreation Services welcomes UNI department guests and conference participants. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/user_policy/guests.html for details on making arrangements. Two week advance notification is requested.
CAMP MULTIMEDIA LAUNCHED AT UNI:
UNI will host Camp Multimedia, a week-long multimedia camp for high school students, June 9 through 14. Drawing on experts from across the country and the Cedar Valley, Camp Multimedia will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and will use the advanced media lab facilities in Lang Hall. For more information, visit http://www.campmultimedia.com.
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 requests using the Web form located at http://elearning.uni.edu/forms/course_request.html. Summer courses will be populated with students May 5.
NEW WebADI TEMPLATES EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:
Do you fill out spreadsheets for journal entries, cash deposits or procurement cards, which are then sent to Financial Accounting or Business Operations for processing? If so, attend today's MUG meeting at 1:30 p.m. in MSH 201. The spreadsheets have been updated to allow you to query MEMFIS directly from the spreadsheet, and you can validate account combinations before submission. These new spreadsheets are being rolled out today, April 17. If you can't attend, be sure to download the new spreadsheets from the forms repository and review the quick reference guides available at the MEMFIS Web site.
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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com with subject "April 17 event."
PROCUREMENT CARD TRAINING:
The Office of Business Operations will offer training sessions for the university-sponsored procurement card. Sessions will be approximately 45 minutes 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.
BLACKBOARD PRODUCT ROADMAP:
Representatives from Blackboard will present an overview of the product roadmap, strategy and the next generation of the WebCT/Blackboard product used at UNI from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in the ITTC 134.
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.
Merit Vacancies are available for viewing at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.shtml.
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)
THE BACKYARDIGANS LIVE:
The Backyardigans Live! will perform at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
FREE BIKE TUNE-UPS:
Europa Cycle and Ski will provide free bike tune-ups 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.
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.
STURGIS YOUTH THEATRE: 'BEAUTY AND THE BEAST':
The Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, will produce "Beauty & the Beast" as its annual Summer Fun Production. Registration begins May 1 for children entering fourth grade and higher. Creative drama classes are also available for younger children. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis.
Panther baseball will take on Creighton in a three-game Missouri Valley Conference series at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo 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.
LIVE WEBCAST UNI WOMEN'S RUGBY:
The UNI Women's Rugby team will compete in D1 Nationals this weekend. They play No. 2 ranked Stanford at 4 p.m. MDT, Friday, April 18. The game will be webcast live at http://usarugby.org. For more information, contact Jennifer Murra at firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-8897.
PANTHER FAN FEST:
The UNI Panthers spring football game and Panther Fan Fest will take place Saturday, April 26. UNI's annual spring game will take place at 1:15 p.m., in the UNI-Dome as a part of the Panther Fan Fest. The day will start with the free Kick-off Kids football clinic at 9 a.m., in UNI-Dome for youth in grades two through seven. Beginning at 11:30 a.m. the UNI-Dome parking lots will be open for tailgating and the annual Panther Fan Fest will be held indoors at McLeod Center. There will be inflatable games for the kids, autograph sessions with Panther student-athletes, pictures with T.C., Panther tattoos with the UNI Cheer and Dance Teams and the Iowa Beef Producers will serve ribeye sandwiches. An exhibition match involving the nationally ranked UNI women's rugby team will take at 11:30 a.m. in the UNI-Dome.
THURSDAZE MOVIE: 'P.S. I LOVE YOU':
Come check out the blockbuster "P.S. I Love You" at 9 p.m., in the Piazza Dining Center (Redeker Center). Starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler. A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
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.
BBC PLANET EARTH FILM SERIES 'JUNGLES':
Delve deep into the jungle ecosystem, beyond the flourishing plant life, and find an environment that tests each animal's survival skills at 1:30 and 3 p.m., Saturday, April 26, at the University Museum.
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.
PLAINS JUSTICE: ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE FOR THE GREAT PLAINS:
Carrie La Seur, Ph.D., J.D., president and founder of Plains Justice will present an introduction to her organization and discuss environmental justice at 4 p.m., Monday, April 21, in the CME. She'll address some of the urgent issues in our local area and what we can do to make a difference. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or e-mail email@example.com. Sponsored by the CME in honor of Earth Day.
'RESURRECTION IN A BOX: DESIGNING ETERNITY IN A 25TH DYNASTY EGYPTIAN COFFIN':
Egyptologist 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 discusses the belief that the night sun, associated with the god Osiris, passes through the body of the sky goddess Nut to be reborn each dawn, as the sun god Re. The lecture is sponsored by the Florence Hartwig Foundation.
DECONSTRUCTING A MULTI-MEDIA PRODUCTION OF GUSTAV HOLST'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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
IS GOD GREEN?':
Tri Robinson, senior pastor of Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Boise, Idaho, 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 email@example.com.
"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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
'IOWA STORIES: THE VIETNAM EXPERIENCE':
"Iowa Stories: The Vietnam Experience," will be performed at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 20, in the GBPAC Lobby. "Iowa Stories" follows American soldiers as they confront the wrath of war protestors at home. Admission is free.
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.
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.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of tuba Jeffrey Funderburk, the UNITUBA Ensemble will offer a spring recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 24, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI CHAMBER SINGERS CONCERT:
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Brad Barrett, the UNI Chamber Singers will offer a spring concert at 8 p.m., Friday, April 25, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
W-CF SYMPHONY: BRAVO BROADWAY:
Broadway stars Doug LaBrecque, Debbie Gravitte and Jan Horvath join the W-CF Symphony for Bravo Broadway at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 26, and 2 p.m., Sunday, April 27. Featuring selections from blockbusters like "Cabaret," "Mama Mia," "Phantom of the Opera" and more, tickets start at $22 for adults and from $11 for students. For more information, call 3-4849 or visit http://wcfsymphony.org.
NORTHERN JAZZ SEXTET CONCERT:
UNI School of Music Jazz Division faculty artists and guests will present a concert at 8 p.m., Monday, April 28, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:
Entries are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in the WRC 101. Limited to the first eight teams to register. There is a fee of $20 per team. The tournament will be single elimination with a consolation bracket or pool play, depending on the number of teams. Play begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 26. Rain date: Sunday, April 27. For more information, contact the IM office at 3-7262. Open to students, faculty and staff.
TELL YOUR STUDENTS:
KOOB FUND FOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE EXTENSION:
The due date for the Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement Scholarship applications has been extended to Friday, April 18. Scholarship information, guidelines and the application can be found at
http://www.uni.edu/resources/outreach/index.shtml. For more information, contact Julianne Gassman at 3-2264 or email@example.com.
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 attend 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, also will be there to answer questions. For more information, contact Scott Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
CAREER EXPLORATION SEMINAR -- AGRICULTURE INDUSTRIES:
Network and gain insight on the agriculture industry by meeting professionals from around the area from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in CBB 109. Guest speakers will represent Pioneer, Hawkeye Gold LLC, and Five Star Cooperative. Snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Jared Schmit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STUDENT PREVIEW PARTY/ICE CREAM SOCIAL:
The GBPAC’s 2008-2009 Artist Series season will be announced in the GBPAC lobby at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 24. Students can enjoy free ice cream and refreshments, win door prizes and get the inside scoop on the 2008-2009 artist series season and order tickets before they go on sale to the general public.