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Thursday, March 19, 2009

NEWS:

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR 500 HOUR PROJECT:

American Humanics is asking nonprofit organizations to complete proposlas for its 500-hour community-service project for the 2009-2010 academic school year. For more information, visit http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=4219 or contact Juli Gassman at gassman@uni.edu

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

UNI is hosting the Asics USA Wrestling Folkstyle National Championships, Friday through Sunday, April 3-5. Volunteers are needed to keep score, run a score clock and be information runners from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday; and 9 a.m. 3 p.m., Sunday. Shifts are flexible. For more information visit www.uni.edu/unidome and click on 'Volunteers.' Or contact unidome@uni.edu.

 

YOUR OPINION COULD WIN YOU A PRIZE:

Shortly after spring break, you'll receive an e-mail invitation from SimpsonScarborough with a link to an online survey. This survey is being conducted for UNI by SimpsonScarborough, a higher education communications consulting firm, to assess views of the university's image and reputation among prospective students, alumni, current students, faculty and staff. Faculty and staff respondents will be eligible to win a 2009-2010 UNI "A" parking permit. For more information, contact james.oconnor@uni.edu

 

TIMECARDS - SPRING BREAK:

Saturday, March 14, was the pay period cutoff for the March 31 monthly and March 25 biweekly paydays. To be included in these paychecks, the timecards for the week ending March 14 must be approved by 10 a.m., Thursday, March 19 (during spring break). Make sure timecards are submitted and approved to meet the deadlines for these paydays.

 

SUMMER COURSE CHANGES:

Summer course changes have been made to 440:045 Health and Physical Education for Elementary Teachers. This is a "May Term" class which will be held May 11 through June 5. The class will meet daily from 9:50 to 11:50 a.m.

 

UPVOTE.TV OFFERS WEEKLY FIVE-MINUTE NEWS SHOW:

UpVote.TV is one of four news shows produced by the UNI-TV production class. UpVote.TV airs each Thursday in numerous forums, including: UNI cable stations, Facebook, Youtube and on the Web at www.upvote.tv. The show is based on the most popular or controversial stories from the Internet that are selected by the audience through Reddit.com by giving them an "upvote." Tune in and upvote at www.upvote.tv.

 

EMPLOYMENT:

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

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

AUTHENTIC CHICKEN ENCHILADA FUNDRAISER:

An authenic chicken enchilda plate fundraiser will take place from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 27, at the CME. The plate includes two enchiladas, rice, beans and a drink. Sponsored by Lambda Theta Alpha and Lambda Theta Phi.

 

MASTER CLASS TO BE OFFERED:

Visiting artist Dennis Whittaker will offer a double bass master class to School of Music students at 10 a.m., Friday, March 27, in Graham Hall, Russell Hall. Whittaker graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education from Baylor University and a Master’s of Music from Northwestern University, and he has performed with several prominent symphony orchestras throughout the United States. This event is free and open to the public.

 

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL SOLO & ENSEMBLE MASTER CLASS:

The UNI Community Music School will host a solo and ensemble master class at noon, Sunday, March 29, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. For more information, contact Cindi Mason at cynthia.mason@uni.edu.

 

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK:

A Graduate Student Celebration will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Monday, March 30, in the CME Multipurpose Room. Enjoy free food and music featuring the Amigos Del Mariachi Band.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH MOVIE:

See the documentary "For the Bible Tells Me So," a film about homosexuality and the Bible, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Monday, March 23, in SRL 115. Refreshments will be provided. The film will be accompanied by an interactive informational workshop. E-mail rchill@uni.edu for additional information. http://www.forthebibletellsmeso.org/film.htm

 

WOMEN IN AMERICAN LIFE - FILM SERIES:

Part one of this five-part series, "Civil War, Recovery, and Westward Expansion," will be shown Monday, March 23, in the CME. The film will run continuously from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

 

'THE SCIENCE OF MURDER':

This NOVA episode investigates the ever-evolving technology used to solve crimes. From DNA sampling to lie detector tests, modern-day detectives have a scientific world at their disposal. See this show at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 28, at the University Museum. Run-time is 60 minutes.

 

ART EXHIBIITON AND AWARDS CEREMONY:

The UNI Gallery of Art will present its "Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition" from Monday, March 23 to Monday, April 20. This annual competition showcases outstanding recent works by students in the UNI Department of Art. The awards ceremony for the student exhibition will take place at 7 p.m., Monday, March 23, in KAB 111. An opening reception will follow.

 

NEXT FRAME STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL - ANIMATION:

Check out some of the best student animation with NextFrame, a touring festival of international student film, at 7 p.m., Monday, March 30, in KAB 111. Sponsored by Cedar River Productions.

 

FILM ON RACHEL CARSON:

The film, "A Sense of Wonder," based on a one-woman play about Rachel Carson's life and work, will be shown at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, in the CEEE auditorium. Carson, author of the 1950s book "Silent Spring," called attention to the presence of toxic chemicals in the environment.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP PANEL:

A government leadership panel will be held from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, March 26, in SEC 252, with Andrew Clopton, judicial branch's chief of staff, NISG; Patricia Harper, former Iowa legislator; and Leon Mosley, co-chair, Republican Party of Iowa. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898.

 

HEARST LECTURE WITH INGRID MATTSON:

The Department of Philosophy and World Religions and the College of Humanities & Fine Arts Hearst Lecture Series present "Islam: an American Religion," a lecture by Ingrid Mattson, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Mattson is the director of the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim relations, professor of Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations at Hartford Seminary and president of the Islamic Society of North America. A reception will follow.

 

LYNN CUTLER LECTURE:

Jessica Nicholson is the chief executive officer of Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS). She is the first woman of color to hold a head legal aid position in the Midwest. Nicholson will discuss her experiences and work in the legal industry as a woman, African American and mother at 4 p.m., Friday, March 27, in the CME. A reception will follow. Co-sponsored by Lynn Cutler Lecture Foundation, UNI GEA, Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

 

CITIZEN SCIENCE ON SATURDAYS:

Alan Czarnetzki, professor of meteorology, and Jeff Kennedy, KWWL meteorologist, will present the fourth installment of the Citizen Science series at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, in the CEEE auditorium. They will review current recommendations for safety during tornadoes, lightning and flash floods. The series, open to the public and free of charge, is intended to make the technical accessible.

PERFORMING ARTS:

'CHOSEN: A CHAMBER THEATRE READING':

"Chosen: A Chamber Theatre Reading," coordinated by professor of composition and theory Jonathan Schwabe, will premiere the reading of a new student chamber theatre piece at 8 p.m., Monday, March 23, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The Mayflies will perform their jam rock and bluegrass music live at 7 p.m., Monday, March 23, in KUNI's studio on the third floor of the CAC. "Live from Studio One" hosts performances by (mostly) acoustic musicians in an intimate setting. This weekly music program is produced and hosted by Iowa Public Radio's Karen Impola. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12. For broadcast times and stations, visit http://www.iowapublicradio.org.

 

NORTHWIND QUINTET CONCERT:

The Northwind Quintet will offer a spring recital at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall, featuring UNI School of Music faculty artists Tom Barry, oboe; Amanda McCandless, clarinet; David Rachor, bassoon; and, Yu-Ting Su, horn, with guest artist Dominique Cawley, flute. This event is free and open to the public.

 
DOUBLE BASS RECITAL:

Visiting artist Dennis Whittaker, double bass, will present a recital at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in Graham Hall, Russell Hall. Whittaker has performed with several prominent symphony orchestras throughout the United States. This event is free and open to the public.

 

PIANO RECITAL:

Visiting artist Jeongwon Ham, piano, will offer a recital at 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. She has won numerous piano competitions, including the Bartók/Kabalevsky International Piano Competition, and has performed internationally. This event is free and open to the public.

 

NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:

Under the direction of conductor Rebecca Burkhardt, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer a spring concert in the Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 26, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL:

The UNI Interpreters Theatre will present "Daddy's Little Girl," followed by "The Mating Game," at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, March 26-28, in LNG 040. Admission is free; 90 people will be admitted per show on a first-come, first-served basis. This production is intended for mature audiences; it contains strong language and sexual situations.

 

DAYS OF PERCUSSION:

UNI School of Music will host the 2009 Iowa Days of Percussion Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28. Part of this event is a performance featuring guest artist John Riley with UNI’s own Jazz Band One, at 7 p.m., Friday, March 27, in Bengtson Auditorium. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Randy Hogancamp at randy.hogancamp@uni.edu.

 

PERFORMANCE COMPETITION FINALS:

The UNI School of Music will present the Spotlight Series Concert: Performance Competition Finals at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 30, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This showcase features talented student finalists competing for the Presser Foundation Award, the Charles and Marleta Matheson Award, the Myron and Ruth Russell Award and the People's Choice Award. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

MEN'S SLOW-PITCH SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:

Intramural men's slow-pitch softball tournament is open to students, faculty and staff. It will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 18, at the Intramural Fields. Entry fee is $20 per team, with a two-game guarantee. Registration forms will be available the week of March 30, at WRC 161. Entries are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, Intramural Office, WRC161. For further information, call 3-7262.

HOURS:

CHANGE IN HOURS FOR CAMPUS DINING:

Chats customers can get free coffee at Chats from 8 to 10 a.m. during spring break. Maucker Union restaurants and stores will be closed through Sunday, March 22, for construction. Residence dining at Towers and Redeker Centers and food carts in Schindler, Curris and WRC will also be closed through Sunday, March 22. The 23rd Street Market in Commons and Biscotti's at Redeker are closed and will reopen at 4 p.m., Sunday, March 22.

 

CHANGE IN LIBRARY HOURS DURING SPRING BREAK:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours_special.shtml#spring

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

DEADLINE FOR OKOBOJI ENTREPRENEURIAL INSTITUTE EXTENDED:

The deadline to apply for the institute has been extended to April 6. UNI second semester sophomores, juniors and seniors can still apply for the Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute to be held at Lake Okoboji, Aug. 9-14. This select group of Iowa college students will experience actually running a business. Three hours of UNI credit, room, and board all paid by the UNI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. For more information, stop by BCS 128, call 3-JPEC (5732) or www.jpec.org/oko.htm

 

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