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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

NEWS:

PENNIES FOR PEACE UPDATE:

More than 1,500 guests attended Greg Mortenson's lecture on Feb. 12 at the GBPAC. The UNI Student Activities Center sponsored a Cedar Valley Pennies for Peace Drive. Hundreds of individuals and many UNI student organizations raised more than $8,000 for Pennies for Peace, a program of Mortenson's Central Asia Institute (CAI) that supports community-based education, especially for girls in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

 

UNI'S MARSHALL CENTER SCHOOL FEATURED IN DOCUMENTARY:

Marshall Center School and Sue Grosboll, UNI Museums director, will be featured in an Iowa Public Television documentary, "Iowa's One-Room Schoolhouses." The program airs at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 5, on IPTV. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/museum or www.iptv.org

 

GRADUATE COLLEGE DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARD:

The recipient of the UNI Distinguished Scholar Award for 2009 - 2010 is Roy Behrens. Behrens joined UNI in 1990 and is a professor in the Department of Art. Behrens was awarded the Donald McKay Outstanding Faculty Research Award in 1995, the Iowa Board of Regents Faculty Excellence Award in 1996 and CHFA Award for Teaching Excellence in 2005.

 

GRADUATE COLLEGE OUTSTANDING GRADUATE FACULTY TEACHING AWARD:

The recipient of the UNI Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award for 2009 - 2010 is Marybeth Stalp. Stalp joined UNI in 2003 and is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology. Stalp was awarded the University Book & Supply Outstanding Teaching Award in 2006. She also has chaired five Graduate Thesis & Dissertation committees and served on an additional six as a committee member. She is currently chairing two committees and serving on three others.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

All three presidents at Iowa's public universities have agreed to forego raises and bonuses. See the story in the Des Moines Register.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20090228/NEWS02/902280335/1001/NEWS

Nadene Davidson, Department of Teaching, submitted a guest opinion piece to the Des Moines Register on Iowa's Core Curriculum.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20090228/OPINION01/902280310/-1/ENT05

 

IOWA ENERGY POLL:

UNI's Strategic Marketing Services administered the Iowa Energy Poll this fall to get benchmark data on Iowa residents' awareness, perceptions, attitudes and behaviors regarding energy-related issues affecting the state. The poll was funded by the Iowa Power Fund. The complete Iowa Energy Poll, 2008, Final Research & Analysis Report is available at http://www.energy.iowa.gov/Power_Fund/project_reports.html.

 

CANDIDATE FOR DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC LEARNING CENTER:

All are invited to meet the second of three candidates for the director of the Academic Learning Center position. Dennis Irons will be available to answer questions from 4 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, in ITTC 349. For more information about the Academic Learning Center, visit http://www.uni.edu/unialc/.

 

RENTAL OF ACADEMIC APPAREL FOR SPRING COMMENCEMENT:

The deadline for reserving rental apparel for the spring commencement ceremonies is 5 p.m., Thursday, March 5. Contact Norma Riley at 3-2283 or norma.riley@uni.edu to make a reservation. Spring commencement ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Saturday, May 9, in the UNI-Dome.

 

UPDATING PHONE DIRECTORY:

The UNI Online Directory (https://espresso.uni.edu/ed/faces/searchAll.jsp) is a source for current faculty and staff contact information. To verify or make any changes to your home and/or office contact information, login to: MyUNIverse > My Personal Records > Update My Personal Information. This information is sent directly to Human Resource Services via e-mail and will be updated within five working days.

 

ADMINISTRATION & FINANCIAL SERVICES DIVISION NEWSLETTER:

The Administration & Financial Services division newsletter is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/documents/afnews0209.pdf. It contains news and information about staff accomplishments and department activities.

 

FREE TONER CARTRIDGES:

Unopened HP 39A toner cartridge purchased in March 2007 for HP4300 series laser printers are free for UNI/departmental use only. See Katrinka Smith in SEC 222 or call 3-3342 if you are interested.

 

FEEDBACK NEEDED ON LAC:

The Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Committee is seeking feedback from the university community on the proposed "Purposes and Goals" statement for the LAC. The proposed statement is available at: http://www.uni.edu/lac/. Comments, suggestions and criticism can be made via e-mail to the LAC coordinator, siobahn.morgan@uni.edu, via campus mail (zip:0335) or via a blog at http://weblogs.uni.edu/morgans/. All input from the UNI community is appreciated.

 

EDUCATIONAL LOAN CODE OF CONDUCT:

As required by Iowa Code, the UNI Office of Student Financial Aid is posting the annual notification of the Code of Conduct for Educational Loan Activities. The Code of Conduct applies to all departments and organizations throughout the university. Visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid/pdf/code_of_conduct_edloans.pdf for more information. Call 3-2701 with questions.

 

NOMINATE AN INSTRUCTOR FOR THE LAC TEACHING AWARD:

All instructors of liberal arts core courses are eligible for the "Excellence in Liberal Arts Core Teaching" award (including adjunct instructors and tenured and tenure-track faculty). Criteria for the award and nomination forms are available from the LAC Web site at http://www.uni.edu/lac/. Nominations are due by Monday, March 9. Awards will be made during the all-faculty meeting at the start of fall semester.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Volunteers are needed to assist with the Maple Syrup Festival at Hartman Reserve Nature Center on Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, for the following shifts: 6:30 to 10:15 a.m. or 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers may contact the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information regarding this opportunity and others.

 

WALKING TACOS ON TUESDAYS:

Get a walking taco for $3 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., every Tuesday, at Biscotti's in Redeker Center. For more information on promotions at campus restaurants and stores, visit www.uni.edu/dor Click on "What's Happening."

 

WILD WEST WEEK AT MAUCKER UNION:

Customer appreciation week will be celebrated at Maucker Union with a Wild West theme, March 2-6. Look for new menu items, specials, games and prizes throughout the week at Prexy's, Chats and Essentials. For more information on these events and other promotions, visit: www.uni.edu/dor. Click on "What's Happening."

EMPLOYMENT:

The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/employment/?

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

UNI eLEARNING WORKSHOPS FOR FACULTY:

ITS-Educational Technology will offer four workshops about how to build a course in UNI's eLearning system (formally known as WebCT) starting Friday, March 27. These workshops are for faculty members who are using the current version of UNI's eLearning system or for those who have never used it before. UNI's eLearning system allows faculty to create online courseware as a supplement to an existing face-to-face course, or create a course that is completely online. For dates and times, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml To register call 3-2309.

 

'TRANS-FRIENDLY CAMPUS':

Faculty and staff are invited to "Trans-friendly Campus: Working Together to Support Gender Diversity at UNI," a two-hour interactive program presented from 1 to 3 p.m, Tuesday, March 24, and from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, March 25, in Maucker Union’s Old Central Ballroom. UNI graduate and current Bowling Green State University Ph.D. candidate Joelle Ruby Ryan will lead the program (www.joellerubyryan.com). Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs as a part of the "Insights for Effectiveness" series on diversity matters at UNI. E-mail drake.martin@uni.edu for more information. Register online by Friday, March 13 for either date at http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/insights

 
DEPENDENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION:

Employees enrolled in health, dental and/or vision insurance, who have dependents over the age of 19 on their plan, will be required to verify their student's full time student status. Employees will receive a Student Status Verification Form 60 days prior to their dependent's birth month. Employees will have 60 days to return the form. Failure to return the certification form will mean the dependent will be terminated from the plan(s) on the first day of the following month. A letter of notification regarding the termination will not be sent. If your dependent is not a full-time student and qualifies to remain on the plan(s) due to the new Iowa legislation, a Certification of Non-Full Time Student Dependent form must be completed annually. Contact the UNI Benefits office with questions.

 

e-PORTFOLIOS AT UNI VIDEO AVAILABLE ONLINE:

A video of last month's brown bag lunch sesson on ePortfolios is available at http://www.uni.edu/unimedia/ittc134/20090123-120109-1/rnh.htm. See an overview and hear from two faculty members and a student who are working with ePortfolios at UNI. Requires RealPlayer (access a free download at http://elearning.uni.edu/support/players.htm).

 

FULBRIGHT FACULTY WORKSHOP:

Alisha Scott, of the International Exchange of Scholars, will offer a workshop on the Fulbright Program for faculty and professionals Monday, April 13, in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. A reception will take place from 2:30 to 3 p.m., a presentation from 3 to 4 p.m., and a question and answer session from 4 to 5 p.m. Learn about lecturing and research opportunities in more than 135 countries, how to prepare the Fulbright application and how UNI can host visiting foreign Fulbright scholars. There is no charge for the workshop. Fulbright campus representatives and interested faculty are encouraged to attend. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. RSVP to Nadia Korobova, assistant director of International Programs, at nadia.korobova@uni.edu by Friday, April 3.

 

GRANT DEVELOPMENT BROWN BAG: PROJECT EVALUATION:

Attend the third grant development brown bag at noon, Tuesday, March 3, at the Office of Sponsored Programs (213 East Bartlett). Discussions will include the need for project evaluation, how to design an evaluation plan and when/how to select an external evaluator. For more information on the Brown Bag Series, visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/Training/index.htm. RSVP to Hillery Oberle at 3-3961 or hillery.oberle@uni.edu.

 

REGISTER FOR THE OSP SUMMER GRANT WORKSHOP:

Develop and draft a complete grant proposal during the six-session Office of Sponsored Programs Summer Grant Workshop, Tuesday, May 12 through Tuesday, June 30. To register for the workshop, or for a detailed workshop schedule, visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/Training/index.htm. The deadline to register is Friday, May 1. The number of workshop participants will be limited. Interested individuals may contact Anita Kleppe, director of research services, anita.kleppe@uni.edu or 3-6148 for additional workshop information.

 

IDEA DIVERSITY SUMMIT:

Register now for the IDEA Diversity Summit on Thursday, April 23, in Maucker Union. Learn about solutions to real-life problems in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. Faculty members, staff and students can learn to be an agent of change in their specialties. Student scholarships are available at www.uni.edu/diversity. Register at www.iowadiversitysummit.com.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

VISITING MONKS TO BUILD SAND MANDALA:

Four Tibetan monks visiting from the University of Arkansas Tibetan Cultural Institute will construct a sand mandala April 13-19 in the lobby of the GBPAC. A mandala is an intricate geometric pattern made from colored sand, grain by grain, representing Buddha and acting as a guide for meditation. For more information, contact Jan Hanish at jan.hanish@uni.edu or 3-3526.

 

LUNCH WITH CAMPUS MINISTRY ASSOCIATION:

All faculty and staff members are invited to a free luncheon on Wednesday, March 4, hosted by the UNI Campus Ministry Association. Food will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center (next to University Book and Supply), and includes soups, sandwiches, salads, cookies and drinks. This annual event provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to meet campus ministers from religious organizations on and near campus.

 

DODGING FOR DIABETES:

Attend Kappa Sigma Fraternity's "Dodging for Diabetes" on Sunday, March 8, at the WRC upper gyms. Check-in is from 10:30 to 11 a.m., and the tournament will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A co-ed team of six people is needed to play. The cost is $5 per person. Contact Bryan at bmward@uni.edu or Colton at christnc@uni.edu with questions

 

SEEDS OF HOPE CLOTHING DRIVE:

Seeds of Hope, an organization that advocates for victims of sexual assault, will collect new or gently used sweatshirts, sweatpants and T-shirts to make sexual assault kits to distribute to local hospitals, now through Friday, March 13. Drop off clothes in any residence hall office on campus. Contact Jessica Reschly at jessicar@uni.edu for more information.

 

SURVIVOR GET-TOGETHER:

All cancer survivors are invited to a short get-together at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. We will discuss this year's Relay for Life and get to know one another. E-mail Randee Dewey at rdewey@uni.edu with questions.

ATHLETICS:

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

UNI women's basketball team hosts Wichita State at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, March 5. The Panthers will host Missouri State in the regular-season finale at 3:05 p.m., Saturday, March 7. Both games are in the McLeod Center.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

ART EXHIBITION:

The UNI Gallery of Art will present "Another Voice: Political Illustration from the Late Twentieth Century (1981–1999)," through Thursday, March 5. The exhibition is curated by Patrick JB Flynn and features works by illustrators Michael Duffy and David McLimans. Sponsored in part by the UNI College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Free and open to the public.

 

BRAZILIAN FILM SERIES:

Watch "Pixote" at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, in the CME lobby. One of the first films to address the plight of Rio de Janeiro's street kids, Pixote combines stark realism with symbolic imagery.

 

NEW DETECTIVES: FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY AND CRIME SCENE CLEAN-UP:

Watch two Discovery Channel features exploring forensic anthropology and crime scene clean-up at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 12, at the University Museum. The total run-time is 69 minutes.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP ON CARING:

The Student Leadership Center will host a workshop on "Caring," the fifth pillar in the Character Counts initiative, at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Justin Tolan from ME&V will explore concepts of "servant leadership," how to recognize and motivate colleagues and group members and giving back to the community. Contact Jeff Ramsey (ramseyj@uni.edu) with questions.

 

DEATH INVESTIGATION:

Special Agent Jack Liao, Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation, will explain how death investigations are conducted at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, at the University Museum. The discussion will include collecting evidence, preserving the crime scene, manner of death, weapon of death, mechanisms of death and more. Graphic and disturbing images will be included in this presentation. Materials presented are not meant to be seen by children or those with a weak stomach.

 

THE ETHICS AND EROTICS OF SEXUAL CONSENT:

Harry Brod will present "Beyond, 'But we were both drinking!' The Ethics and Erotics of Sexual Consent " at 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. A drawing for prizes will follow. Visit www.uni.edu/violenceservices and click on the logo for more information.

 

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP PANEL:

Leadership Studies will host an educational leadership panel from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in SEC 252. Panelists will be Linda Allen, vice president for academic affairs, Hawkeye Community College, and Victoria Robinson, trainer of principals, UNI, and former high school principal. Speakers will discuss their paths to leadership and provide advice for students. Free and open to the public. For information, call Gerri Perreault at 3-6898.

 

NEWS TALK:

News Talk will host a discussion on "Bad and Toxic Leadership" from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 7, at University Book and Supply. Gerri Perreault, director of leadership studies, will present seven types of bad leaders, the causes of such leadership and why people follow and enable bad leaders. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.

 

DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS:

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 9, at the UNI Museum to discuss "Crashing Through: the Extraordinary True Story of a Man Who Dared to See" by Robert Kurson. All are welcome without having read the book.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Bill Desmarais will speak on "A Tale of Two Pachyrhinosaurus: Discovery of a New Ceratopsian Dinosaur" at 4 p.m., Monday, March 9, in LAT 125. Desmarais works with Canadian paleontologist Phil Currie and will describe their work in the field and in the lab at the University of Alberta. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call 3-2759.

 

NATURAL RESOURCE RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT SEMINAR:

Jennifer Wahl will discuss "Biomass, Mineral Content and Winter Phenology of Nine Tallgrass Prairie Forbs" at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center. Wahl's work is part of The Prairie Power Project that investigates mixtures of prairie species for biomass production. Her analysis will help to determine the best time to harvest biomass to reduce potential slagging of the furnace. For more information, contact Ryan Welch at 3-3828 or rwelch@uni.edu

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

Deirdre Heistad, modern languages, will discuss "Catching up while Moving Forward: History and the Francophone Studies Classroom" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, in SRL 115. The event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES:

Judy Jeffrey, director of the Iowa Department of Education, will deliver a UNI Distinguished Lecture at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in SEC 244/245. Jeffrey will discuss the state of education in Iowa and its future. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mary Herring, 3-2719.

PERFORMING ARTS:

WOMEN COMPOSERS' CONCERT:

Graduate students Bonnie Alger and Katherine Johns will coordinate the annual Women Composers' Concert at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT:

Percussion professor and faculty artist Randy Hogancamp will direct the UNI Percussion & West African Drum Ensembles in a spring concert, along with UNI's new Taiko drum ensemble Kaji-Daiko, at 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

ORGAN RECITAL:

Visiting artist Marek Kudlicki will offer an organ recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. Kudlicki has been a featured performer at numerous international festivals and has toured the world performing and conducting. This event is free and open to the public.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY:

Grammy Award winner Edgar Meyer will join the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony on works by Ives, Copland and Meyer himself, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 7, at the GBPAC. College student rush tickets will be available the day of the show for $5 with a valid I.D. Call 3-4849 or visit wcfsymphony.org for more information.

 

UNI CONCERT CHORALE AND CHAMBER SINGERS IN CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Brad Barrett and visiting artist and conductor Dyan Meyer, the UNI Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers will offer a shared concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 9, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor S. Daniel Galyen, the Symphonic Band will offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

WIND SYMPHONY CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Ronald Johnson, the Northern Iowa Wind Symphony will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

SPRING BREAK ADVENTURE WITH UNI OUTDOORS:

Join UNI Outdoors Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 22 in Georgia for backpacking in Cumberland National Seashore, canoeing in Okefenokee Swamp and hiking the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Attend a pre-trip meeting at 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, in WRC 174. The fee is $500 for students, $525 for UNI employees and $575 for guests. Call 3-7164 for more information.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

TRAVEL ALERT FOR MEXICO:

The U.S. Department of State has issued a travel alert for Mexico. Anyone traveling to Mexico for spring break should visit http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_3028.html. Also, read "Spring Break in Mexico - Know Before You Go!!" at http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/spring_break_mexico/spring_break_mexico_2812.html

 

NSSE 2009 IS UNDERWAY:

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) for 2009 has been mailed to selected first-year and senior students at UNI. NSSE provides faculty and staff with a wealth of information on student experiences on campus, both inside and outside of the classroom. Encourage students to respond if they have been invited to participate. For more information on NSSE, see http://www.uni.edu/assessment/nsse.shtml.

 

UNI MUSEUM TOUR AND SCAVENGER HUNT:

The Graduate Student Social Network will sponsor a UNI Museum tour and scavenger hunt from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 7. Tour the "Death Perception: The Science of Forensic Anthropology" exhibit and participate in a "CSI" style scavenger hunt with other graduate students. Admission is free and family and friends are welcome. Refreshments will be served. To RSVP, e-mail knesbett@uni.edu

 

CANTUS CONCERT: GRADUATE STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK:

Cantus, a professional male vocal ensemble, will perform at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 29, at the GBPAC. The Graduate Student Social Network has tickets for $5 for graduate students. Tickets must be reserved and paid for by Friday, March 13. E-mail Katherine Brown at kabrown@uni.edu for tickets or more information.

 

FOLLON SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE:

The deadline for applications for the 2009-2010 Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership is 4 p.m., Friday, March 6. This $3,500 scholarship is available to full time, undergraduate students who have completed at least 30 credit hours at UNI, have a minimum GPA of 3.25 and will be returning for both fall and spring semesters next year. Applicants are encouraged to apply using the common scholarship application at www.uni.edu/finaid/.

 

UNCLE SAM WANTS YOU!:

Attend "Uncle Sam Wants You! Jobs With the Federal Government" from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in the Presidential Room of the Maucker Union. Topics to be covered are: Where the Jobs Are; How to Search and Apply; Anatomy of a Vacancy Notice; Requirements for a Federal Resume; and KSA Description. Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided. To sign up, e-mail Ken Nesbett at knesbett@uni.edu

 

MAJORS IN MINUTES:

Attend Majors in Minutes, a speed-dating approach to learning more about majors/minors of interest, from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, March 9, in the Commons Ballroom (arrive anytime between 7 and 8 p.m.) Students interested in a major will visit with senior students in that major for five minutes. After five minutes, they can remain at that station or move to another. Refreshments will be provided. To learn more, visit http://www.uni.edu/advising

 

CARVER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION HELP:

Get information and help applying for a Carver Scholarship from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, or from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 11, in GIL 113. Recipients of the 2009-10 Carver Scholarship have overcome difficult circumstances to pursue their education. Twenty new UNI recipients will be selected to receive a $5,200 award. To qualify, students must meet the following criteria: junior by fall 2009; minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA; currently enrolled as a sophomore at a participating four-year institution or one of Iowa's community colleges; U.S. citizen; graduated from an accredited Iowa high school or have been a resident of Iowa for the past five years; demonstrate financial need by filing a 2009-10 FAFSA by mid March. Apply online by April 1 at https://www.carvertrust.org/; click on the Scholarship tab.

 

STUDY IN IRELAND INFORMATION SESSION:

Attend an information session at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, in GIL 25 to learn more about studying in Ireland. Contact James Hanlon, peer adviser for Ireland, at jamesh@uni.edu with questions, or schedule an appointment at the Study Abroad Office in GIL 28.

 

DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM:

Students interested in the Disney College Program at Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, Calif., or Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, Fla., should attend one of two presentation sessions: 4 p.m., Monday, March 9, in CBB 227 or 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, in SEC 322. Contact Laura Wilson at 3-3821 for more information or visit www.disneycollegeprogram.com

 

MATH + DANCE: EXPLORING SEQUENCE & COMBINATIONS:

Explore ways to help students understand mathematical concepts of pattern, probability and combinations using sequencing to create studies of movements, from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, in the CME, Maucker Union. RSVP by Wednesday, March 4, to 3-3658 or paulsonr@uni.edu.

 

FREE TAX PREPARATION:

UNI accounting students will offer free tax return preparation services from 5 to 7 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, in CBB 223. Students and the public are welcome. For more information, call 3-2394. See http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=4133

 

INTERNSHIPS WITH DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE:

Internships are available with U.S. Department of Defense Child Development Centers in Germany, Italy, England, Belgium, Hawaii or Florida for fall 2009. Travel, housing and a living stipend are paid. The internship includes 12 credit hours (undergraduate or graduate) from UNI. Students are eligible to apply for an education award from AmeriCorps*ProCorps. Prior experience working with children is required. To apply, e-mail Susan Edginton at Susan.Edginton@uni.edu. Briefly describe your experiences working with children as well as your educational background. The subject line should say: UNI/OL

 

GRADUATE STUDENT MOVIE NIGHT:

Join NISG and other graduate students for a free movie and snacks at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 5, in the CME. Feel free to bring family and friends (and blankets and pillows). Snacks will be provided by HyVee. Sponsored by NISG.

 

E-TOKE FOR FREE:

A free, anonymous assessment will give you feedback regarding your individual pattern of marijuana use and how it might be affecting different areas of your life. Visit www.uni.edu/subabuse and click on the "e-Toke" banner to access this resource.

 

UTESAC CALL FOR NEW MEMBERS:

The Undergraduate Teacher Education Student Advisory Council (UTESAC) is taking applications for the 2009-2010 year. All interested students with any teaching major are welcome. Applications are due by Friday, March 6. To qualify, students must be fully admitted to the Teacher Education Program at the time the appointment begins (fall 2009), have and maintain a 2.50 minimum GPA and be able to serve at least two semesters prior to student teaching. More information can be found at: http://sites.google.com/site/utesac. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education.

 

GOT THE CARD?:

If you choose to drink, plan ahead for your own personal safety and well-being with a wallet-sized card that will help you "Watch Your Blood Alcohol Level & Stay in Your Green Zone." To find out more and order your free card, visit www.uni.edu/subabuse and click on the "B.A.C." logo.

 

 

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