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UNI Online is a compilation of notices to be distributed to faculty and staff. The deadline for submission is noon, the day before publication. UNI Online is distributed on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Submitted items must be sponsored by a UNI department, program or organization. No commercial or personal announcements are allowed. Announcements must have news, not opinion content. Submit items to: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/

 

 

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

NEWS:

JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON SUSTAINABILITY:

UNI President Ben Allen encourages everyone to take an active role in campus sustainability and attend the Campus Conversation on Sustainability from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, April 14, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Attend all or part of a session, as your schedule allows. Visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/energy/energy_sub/campus-conversation.shtml for a complete schedule and to register.

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR ARNE DUNCAN:

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has accepted an invitation to speak at UNI on Friday, April 24. Details about the time of the speech and location are being determined. This presentation is in partnership with the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. For more information about Sec. Duncan, see http://www.ed.gov/index.jhtml

 

HEARST LECTURE WITH INGRID MATTSON POSTPONED:

The Department of Philosophy and World Religions and the College of Humanities & Fine Arts Hearst Lecture Series have had to postpone "Islam: an American Religion," a lecture by Ingrid Mattson, until fall 2009. The lecutre was scheduled for 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in the Maucker Union Ballroom.

 

IMPROVING THE FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE AT UNI: OPEN CAMPUS DISCUSSION

The Foundations of Excellence Steering Committee is hosting an open campus forum at 3:15 p.m., Monday, March 30, in GIL 009 to aid its evaluation of the experience of first-year students at UNI. This session will feature an open discussion of four themes that have emerged thus far from committee reports: 1) developing a unified first year philosophy, 2) creating a collaborative, organized approach to the first year, 3) first-year learning outcomes and coursework, and 4) faculty development for teaching first year students. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate. To review completed dimension reports and survey data summaries, visit: http://www.uni.edu/foe/documents.shtml. Contact Jon Buse or April Chatham-Carpenter with questions.

 

STUDENT EMPLOYEE WAGES FOR 2009-2010:

Based on the current budget issues affecting campus, departments will not be required to increase student wages for the 2009-2010 academic year. Departments should use their discretion when determining possible wage increases for their students. Contact Tim Bakula at 3-2722 or tim.bakula@uni.edu with questions.

 

SPRING EDITION OF ITS-EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY NEWSLETTER:

ITS-Educational Technology's spring edition of the ET Newsletter is available at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/newsletter. Learn about new technologies at UNI as well as services and special events available to faculty, staff and students.

 

SUPERVISORY AND CONFIDENTIAL COUNCIL MEETING:

The Supervisory and Confidential Council will meet at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, in CBB 323. Bev Kopper, associate provost for academic affairs, will be the guest speaker.

 

UNI HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE:

University Health and Safety Committee information and a list of members can be found at
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/healthsafety/safety/unisafe.shtml. If you become aware of an environmental safety concern, contact your committee representative or committee chair Kathy Green at kathy.green@uni.edu or 3-6921. If you notice a safety issue needing immediate attention, contact Environmental Safety staff Wendel Reece at wendel.reece@uni.edu or 3-7269, or Gordon Krueger at gordon.krueger@uni.edu or 3-3445.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Dennis Clayson, marketing, had a guest opinion piece in the Salt Lake Tribune. http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_11960981

 

Katherine van Wormer, social work, was quoted in a story in the Press of Atlantic City.

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/186/story/435576.html

 

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

 

FREE TAX RETURN 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

 

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. to 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

 

SUMMER CAMPS WEB SITE:

If you or your department are involved in a summer camp at UNI, visit http://www.uni.edu/camps/ to see if your camp is listed and up-to-date. If not, send camp information to web-updates@uni.edu to have it added to the site.

 

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 and click on "What's Happening."

 

NEW SALAD BAR AT PREXY'S IN MAUCKER UNION:

Welcome back from spring break to the newest dining option on campus: the fresh salad bar at Wasabi in Maucker Union. The salad bar is available between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays. Pasta favorites, pasta Alfredo and macaroni and cheese are available at Avanti in Prexy's at Maucker Union. For details on current promotions in restaurants and stores, go to www.uni.edu/dor What’s Happening.

EMPLOYMENT:

FACULTY VACANCIES:

Faculty vacancies include art education faculty positions. For details, visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/ArtEdSearch.html

 

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

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

GOOGLE APPLICATIONS WORKSHOP:

The UNI Mac User Group is hosting a Google Applications Workshop at 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in Lang 212 (Mac computer lab) covering online applications like Google Documents and Calendars. UNI professor Leigh Zeitz will lead the workshop. Please come to the workshop with a Google account set up. (Create an account by visiting www.google.com and clicking "Sign In." You can use an existing e-mail address or create a G-mail account.) Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=58847616730

 

NEW PC VENDOR ADDED:

ITS has added an additional personal computer vendor to its PC purchasing Web site. Riverside Technologies offers Hewlett Packard computers plus computer carrying cases with an embroidered UNI logo. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase/.

 

GRANT DEVELOPMENT BROWN BAG: BUDGETING:

A good budget is essential for a successful grant proposal and project. Attend the final brown bag training session at noon, Tuesday, March 31, in the Office of Sponsored Programs (213 East Bartlett). Budget preparation, the common terms and budgeting rules will be discussed. Contact Hillery Oberle at 3-3961 or hillery.oberle@uni.edu to RSVP. The OSP training calendar is at http://www.uni.edu/osp/Training/index.htm

 

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.

 

INSTITUTE FOR COURSEWARE ENHANCEMENT:

Registration is open for ITS-Educational Technology's 2009 ICE-T. Choose from two opportunities: May 11-15 or June 1-5. Select workshops from five tracks and work in staffed facilities with educational technology specialists available for consultation. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/icet for complete details and a registration form. Space is limited.

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.

 

NATIONAL EDUCATOR EXPO/UNI TEACHER FAIR:

The National Educator Expo will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 28, in Maucker Union. This event is free for teachers. More than 50 school districts from Iowa and across the U.S. will visit with educators about jobs for the 2009-2010 academic year. For a list of schools, their tentative vacancies and further information, visit http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/events/career/nee/spring/ Sponsored by UNI Career Services, 3-2061.

 

'SAFE ZONE ALLY' ORIENTATIONS SIGN UP:

Pink ally triangle cards have long indicated support for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning people. As a way to strengthen ally commitment and knowledge of what it means, UNI Proud and the Department of Residence are sponsoring Safe Zone Ally Orientations on Friday, March 27, Wednesday, April 1, and Monday, April 6. To learn about helping to make UNI a safe zone for LGBTQ people, read how and why to attend a session this semester at http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/documents/SafeZoneCommunityWebsitepageSpr09.pdf E-mail drake.martin@uni.edu with questions.

 

'NIGHT OF MIRACLES':

See the UNISTA show "Night Of Miracles" at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 29, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. The show is a variety benefit show for Children's Miracle Network; tickets are $4 at the door.

 

FORENSICS SHOWCASE:

The UNI Forensics Team will feature students who have qualified to compete at nationals at 7 p.m., Monday, March 30, in Lang 040. Currently, 12 UNI students have qualified to the National Forensics Association National Tournament (Springfield, Mo.), four to the American Forensics Association National Tournament (Akron, Ohio), and one to the Interstate Oratory Tournament (Oxford, Miss.). Seating is limited.

 

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM:

The second-annual Graduate Student Research Symposium will take place Wednesday, April 1, at the GBPAC. Sixty graduate students will showcase their research, scholarships and creative achievements and will be judged by professionals in the field. Creative performances are scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon in the Great Hall with poster presentations in the lobby from 3 to 5 p.m. Gregory Colon Semenza, associate professor of English and director of English graduate studies at the University of Connecticut will present the keynote address, "Preparing Scholars: From the Academy to the Real World," at 2 p.m. in the Great Hall.

 

EDUCATING FOR SERVICE: A NIGHT of CELEBRATION:

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the event "Educating for Service: A Night of Celebration," from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. The event is free and open to the public. Former UNI President Robert Koob will deliver a keynote address at 5:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Cedar Valley Service-Learning Collaborative (Allen College, Hawkeye Community College, UNI, Wartburg College and Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley). For more information, contact Al Hays, 3-2910 or allen.hays@uni.edu.

 

CHFA GRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM:

Come enjoy research presentations by graduate students in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, April 3, in the Great Reading Room, Seerley Hall. Gregory Semenza, University of Connecticut, opens the event with remarks on "Finding a Scholarly Voice in the Humanities." For more information, contact Samuel Gladden at samuel.gladden@uni.edu.

 

ANNUAL COLLEGE OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES RESEARCH CONFERENCE:

The 16th annual College of Social and Behavioral Sciences research conference will be held Saturday, April 18, in the SEC. The keynote speaker will be Carol Gilligan, a notable figure in the fields of psychology, law, education and gender studies. The early registration deadline is Friday, March 27. Register online at http://www.psych.uni.edu/conference. For questions, contact Priyanka Joshi (joship@uni.edu) or Helen Harton (helen.harton@uni.edu).

 

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.

 

THOMAS AND FRIENDS COMING TO CAMPUS:

See Thomas and Friends at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, or at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, at the McLeod Center with an all new live musical adventure: "Thomas and Friends Live! On Stage: A Circus Comes to Town." When Thomas makes a big mistake, all the engines on the Island of Sodor must work together to prepare for the exciting event under the big top, and Thomas must prove he's a useful engine once again. Order tickets at all UNItix locations, by calling 3-4TIX or online at www.unitix.uni.edu.

 

VISITING MONKS TO BUILD SAND MANDALA:

Four visitors from the University of Arkansas and the Tibetan Cultural Institute will construct a sand mandala in the GBPAC lobby. Mandalas are sacred designs created by hand, grain by grain, using colored sand. They have only been seen in the Western world since 1988, so having one constructed at UNI is a unique opportunity. For viewing times and curriculum resources to help connect this visit with topics in the classroom, see www.uni.edu/mandala. Contact Jan Hanish at jan.hanish@uni.edu or 3-3526 for more information.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

WOMEN IN AMERICAN LIFE - FILM SERIES:

Part two of this five-part series, "Immigration, New Work, and New Roles" will be shown Tuesday, March 24, in the CME. Part three, "Cultural Image and Economic Reality" will be shown Wednesday, March 25. The films will run continuously from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

 

BRAZILIAN FILM SERIES:

Watch "Ilé Aiyé" (The House of Life), at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in the CME lobby.This film is a beautiful, impressionistic documentary on Candomble, the Afro-Brazilian religion of the Bahia region.

 

'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.

 

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:

"A Sense of Wonder," a film 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:

UNI DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES - JUDY JEFFREY:

Judy Jeffrey, director of the Iowa Department of Education, will deliver "The State of the State: Education in Iowa," at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in SEC 244/245. A reception will follow at 3 p.m. in the SEC Lobby. Jeffrey will give an overview of the challenges and opportunities in education in Iowa, including the Iowa Core Curriculum, educator preparation programs, student achievement gap and the future of education. http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=4217

 

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.

 

UNICUE SPEAKER SERIES:

UNI staff and the general public are invited to attend "Taking Advantage of Tax Benefits," a presentation by Christine C. Bauman, director of UNI's Master of Accounting Program, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 26, at the UNICUE, 800 Sycamore Street, Waterloo.

 

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.

 

HABITUDES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS:

Angela Maiers, author of "Classroom Habitudes: How to Teach 21st Century Learning Habits and Attitudes," will discuss her new book and the difference between being creative on occasion and living creatively as a habit and attitude at 7 p.m., Monday, March 30, in SEC 252. Habitudes are all about living with a habit and attitude of courage, imagination, adaptability -- the Habitudes that will propel you to be and do whatever you desire in the next stages of learning and life. If you have questions about this event, contact Leigh Zeitz at zeitz@uni.edu. Sponsored by ETUG (Educational Technology User Group) and the College of Education.

 

CHFA UNIVERSITY BOOK AND SUPPLY OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD:

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts will present the University Book and Supply Outstanding Teaching Award to Bettina Fabos, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, in KAB 111. Her presentation is, "Dr. Professor or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Internet." This event is free and open to the public.

 

MEDIA LEADERSHIP PANEL:

A Media Leadership panel will be from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 2, in SEC 252. Panelists are Lisa Dahlke, executive editor, Northern Iowan, UNI; Julie Kraft, TV consultant, Frank N. Magid Associates in Cedar Rapids; Nancy Raffensperger Newhoff, editor, Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier. For information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu

 

MEDIA MANIPULATION:

Scott Cawelti, a Courier columnist and retired UNI professor, will discuss "Media Manipulation, You, Me, and Them (the 'media' isn't what it used to be)" from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 4, at University Book and Supply. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu with questions.

 

WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES OUTSTANDING GRADUATE PAPER AWARD 2008-2009:

Two UNI graduate students have been selected as recipients of the Women's and Gender Studies Outstanding Graduate Paper Award for 2008-2009. They are Chelsea Thiebaut DeLuceney, who authored, "A Life Written in English: Language Identity in Azadeh Moaveni’s Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America and American in Iran" (Women's and Gender Studies); and Farha Andrabi Navaid, author of "Image of Muslim Women in English Literature: A Continuation of The White Man's Burden Phenomenon" (English Language and Literature). These graduate students will present their papers from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, April 6, at the final CROW presentation, in the CME, 109A.

PERFORMING ARTS:

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, see http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=4238 or 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.

 

VOICE AND PIANO RECITAL:

Faculty artists Jean McDonald, mezzo-soprano, and Korey Barrett, piano, will offer a recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CLARINET, VIOLA AND PIANO RECITAL:

Faculty artists Amanda McCandless, clarinet; Julia Bullard, viola; and Robin Guy, piano, will offer a recital at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, with repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

FREE BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILE (BCP):

Get a free blood chemistry profile from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 15, in the WRC main corridor. One free BCP per academic year is available to UNI employees who qualify for insurance benefits. With a BCP screening, blood is drawn to test for 23 components including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, blood sugar, iron, etc. Employees who wish to also have a prostate test (PSA) for $10 and/or a thyroid test (TSH) for $5 will pay that cost. Pay by cash, check, or payroll deduction. Students, retirees and spouses may sign up as well for a $20 BCP fee. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 to schedule.

 

FOOTSTEPS FOR FLOOD RELIEF:

Participate in a 5K run/walk at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 4, at the GBPAC. Proceeds from the event will go to the Cedar Valley United Way to benefit families affected by the 2008 flooding. Students, faculty and community members can register for the event at http://www.uni.edu/footsteps4floodrelief.

 

SPRINT INTO SPRING 5K:

The 8th Annual PSE 5K run/walk will be held at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 18. Raffle prizes will be given from supporting companies. The entrance fee is $12 before Sunday, April 5, and $15 after the deadline. Participants will receive a T-shirt and a bag full of coupons, discounts and prizes. Early bag pickup will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 17, at the Runners Flat. Register online at www.active.com (keyword:University Mills). For printable registration (dropoff at CBB 336) visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/pse/projects.html. Sponsored by Epsilon Theta.

 

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.

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

 

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.

 

ATTEND MAJOR MEETINGS:

Academic departments will host pre-registration Major Meetings at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 1. New freshmen and students interested in changing majors should attend to receive advice on guidelines for majors and procedures to schedule fall classes. Students may declare a major at the meeting. For meeting locations visit
http://www.uni.edu/advising/event/majormtg/majormt_sp.pdf.

 

PANTHER COLORGUARD AUDITIONS:

Panther Marching Band Colorguard auditions will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 4, at the West Gym. RSVP by Wednesday, March 25, to amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.

 

THINKING ABOUT GRADUATE SCHOOL?:

"Thinking About Graduate School" will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballrooms. This event promotes graduate education -- at UNI and beyond -- by providing information on the process of searching and applying for programs, as well as information on life as a graduate student. Come learn about graduate education from graduate students and faculty members. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

 

APPLY FOR STUDENT ADMISSIONS AMBASSADORS:

Student Admissions Ambassadors (SAA) is taking applications for the fall 2009 semester. For more information and an application, visit http://www.uni.edu/admissions/saa/membership.html, or e-mail Nick Hanson at nhanson@uni.edu. Applications are due Friday, March 27.

 

REGISTER FOR SPRING LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE:

Registration is open for the Student Leadership Center Spring Conference. For registration information, a detailed schedule of events and a description of each session, visit www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter. Contact Alicia Mireles at mirelesa@uni.edu or 3-7422 with questions.

 

NOMINATE GROUPS/INDIVIDUALS FOR STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARDS:

Award categories and applications for student leadership awards are available at http://www.uni.edu/maucker/leadership/recceremonypage.htm or in the Student Involvement & Activities Center on the upper level of Maucker Union. Applications are due by 4 p.m., Friday, March 27. Awards will be presented at the Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, April 28. Contact Alicia Mireles at mirelesa@uni.edu or 3-7422 with questions.

 

INTERNSHIPS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE:

Internships are available for working with U.S. Military Child Development Centers in Germany, Italy, England, Belgium, Hawaii and Florida for fall semester 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 of $1,250 from AmeriCorps*ProCorps. Prior experience working with children is required. To apply, e-mail Susan Edginton at Susan.Edginton@uni.edu. Briefly describe your experience working with children as well as your educational background. The subject line should say: UNI/OL.

 

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