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Thursday, March 26, 2009

NEWS:

SIS UPDATE:

Work on a new student information system (SIS) for the University is continuing to make progress with two software systems remaining under consideration and a "business process re-engineering" effort underway. The goal of the project is to assure the next generations of faculty, students and staff at UNI will be able to accomplish their important work with help from a system that meets their expectations. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/sis/

 

CRIME ALERT:

On Saturday, March 21, UNI police received a report of an assault near the walkway on the south side of Bartlett Hall. The assault was said to have occurred at approximately 2 a.m. on the morning of Wednesday, March 18. A female student reported she was grabbed and pulled toward some nearby bushes, but got away. The assailant was described as a clean-shaven white male with brown hair. If you have information regarding this assault, contact the UNI police at 3-2712.

 

CANDIDATES FOR DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES:

Following an internal search, four candidates have been named for the position of dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Candidates are Phyllis Baker, professor of sociology and director of the Women's and Gender Studies program; R. Allen Hays, professor of political science and director of the Masters of Public Policy program; Beverly Kopper, professor of psychology and associate provost for Academic Affairs; and Philip Mauceri, professor of political science and head of the Department of Political Science. Each candidate will give a presentation for all faculty, students and staff followed by Q&A at the following times: Baker - 3 p.m., Monday, March 30; Hays - 3 p.m., Monday, April 6; and Mauceri - 3 p.m., Monday, April 13, all in John Deere Auditorium, CBB; and Kopper - 3 p.m., Friday, April 10, in SRL 115. Candidates' CVs can be viewed at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/employment.shtml

 

KAPARTHI APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH:

Effective April 1, Shashi Kaparthi, associate professor of management, will become the director of Institutional Research. He has served as interim director since August 2007. Kaparthi conducts research in the field of computerized decision support systems and has taught courses and consulted in the areas of management information systems, Web programming, database management and theory, and operations management. He will continue to report directly to President Allen.

 

DIRECTOR OF THE ACADEMIC LEARNING CENTER NAMED:

Following an internal search, Inez Murtha has been named director of the Academic Learning Center effective immediately. She previously served as interim director of the Academic Learning Center. The ALC programs include examination and evaluation services, the reading and learning center, math center, writing center, student support services, academic achievement and retention services, and athletic academic services.

 

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.

 

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.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Volunteers are needed to assist with The Northeast Iowa Food Bank's Prom Dress Recycling Sale.from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 4, at Crossroads Mall. All donations will benefit the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Volunteers should contact the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information.

 

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 lecture was scheduled for 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in the Maucker Union Ballroom.

 

SPARE PROJECTOR LAMP:

The UNI surplus store has a projector lamp that appears to be unused. The bulb number is VLT XL2LP and should be used in a Mitsubishi XL2U projector. This lamp is available at no cost to any UNI department or program for campus use. First come, first served, call Vince at 3-3527.

 

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.

 

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.

 

NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH:

Healthy food samples will be available at Prexy’s from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., through Friday, March 27, in Maucker Union. Vendors and guests will promote eating well and living well. This is organized by the Maucker Union dining staff and UNI Wellness and Recreation Services. For details on current promotions in restaurants and stores, go to www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening.

 

IHSSA CONTESTANTS DESCEND UPON MAUCKER UNION:

Hundreds of high school speech contest students will be on campus Monday, March 30. These guests will be enjoying campus dining so be aware that restaurants in Maucker Union will be very busy from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, March 30.

 

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:

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

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

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.

 

ROD LIBRARY BETA TEST:

NewsBank's Access World News is available on beta test through the end of the semester. This database includes local, in-state, national and international news sources, including newspapers, broadcast transcripts, newswires, news blogs, news web-only content and video. Select the America's Newspapers (NewsBank) link on the Databases A – Z menu at http://www.library.uni.edu/.

 

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

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.

 

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 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.

 

'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 benefit variety 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.

 

TAPP DESIGN SHOW:

The 17th Annual TAPP Design Show, "Chic International," will take place at 7 p.m., Saturday April 4, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Admission is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for general seating. A reception and portfolio review will follow at the CME (in Maucker Union). Sponsored by NISG and CSBS. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/tapp/

 

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:

UNNATURAL CAUSES...IS INEQUALITY MAKING US SICK?:

This 56-minute film, "In Sickness and In Wealth," presents an exploration of how social conditions affect population health and how some communities are extending their lives by improving them. The film will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 26, in the CEEE auditorium. A reception will take place at 7 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.

 

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.

 

'SECRETS OF THE DEAD: HEADLESS ROMANS':

This film will be shown at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 4, at the University Museum, on Hudson Road. Part story, part true-life drama, this series unearths evidence from around the world challenging prevailing ideas and throwing fresh light on unexplained events. Using the most up-to-date science in the laboratory and in the field, scientists, anthropologists and researchers examine the missing pieces of each puzzle, completing the picture of what had been merely an assemblage of suppositions. Run-time is 60 minutes.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

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 St., 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, and the 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

 

SEMINAR ON BUYING A CAR:

Attend "Caveat Emptor: Let the Buyer Beware," and learn everything you need to know when buying your next automobile. Gain knowledge and confidence from a third generation car dealership owner and UNI alum with more than 30 years of experience in the business. Topics include dealer methods, financing, credit insurance, service contracts, protection packages, GAP coverage and more; information that will literally save you thousands. The seminar will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 2, in SEC 252. Admission is $10 for students and $25 for the public. Call (319) 640-0284 with questions. Sponsored by Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE).

 

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.

 

STEINGRABER TO SPEAK ON ENVIRONMENTAL LINKS TO HEALTH ISSUES:

Sandra Steingraber, internationally known biologist, will discuss her work on environmental links to cancer and reproductive health at 3 and 7 p.m. Monday, April 6. The evening presentation will be in the CEEE Auditorium with a 6:30 p.m. reception in the lobby and a book signing following the talk. The 3 p.m. talk will be in WRC 252 with an environmental law class. The public is invited to all events. http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=4228

 

SIGMA XI LECTURE:

Michael Dorff, Department of Mathematics, Brigham Young University, will give a lecture, "Shortest Baths, Soap Films and the Shape of the Universe" at 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, in MSH 201. Dorff will start with high school geometry's "shortest path between two points is a line," and show how this applies to many things, including the shape of the universe. For further information, contact Martin Chin at martin.chin@uni.edu or 3-7898.

ATHLETICS:

SOFTBALL:

Softball hosts Creighton at noon and 2 p.m., Saturday, March 28. The Panthers and Bluejays conclude the series at noon on Sunday, March 29. All games are at the Robinson Dresser Sports Complex.

 

WOMEN'S TENNIS:

Women's Tennis hosts Drake at noon, Sunday, March 29, at the Black Hawk Tennis Club, in Waterloo.

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

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.

 

GUEST FLUTE RECITAL:

Visiting artist Philippa Davies will present a flute recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 2, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Davies has performed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the English Chamber Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia and the New Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, as well as appearing at festivals and clinics around the world. This event is free and open to the public.

 

JAZZ BAND ONE IN CONCERT:

UNI Jazz Band One, under the direction of jazz studies professor Chris Merz, will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 3, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CLASSICAL CONCERT:

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony will present two works by well-known living composer John Adams plus Tchaikovsky's powerful Fourth Symphony at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 4, at the GBPAC. Tickets are from $19 for adult, $9 for youth with Buck a Kid available. College student $5 rush tickets will be available the day of the show with a valid I.D. Call 3-4849 or visit wcfsymphony.org for tickets.

 

'DOG SEES GOD':

UNISTA presents "Dog Sees God" at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, violence, rebellion and sexual identity are among the issues covered. Tickets are $5 at the door; doors open at 7 p.m.

 

VARSITY MEN'S GLEE CLUB:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Brad Barrett, the UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 6, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI BRASS CHOIR:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of trumpet Randy Grabowski, the UNI Brass Choir will offer a spring concert at 8 p.m., Monday, April 6, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

4-ON-4 CO-REC SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT:

An intramural 4-on-4 Co-Rec Sand Volleyball Tournament will take place at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 19, at the WRC Sand Volleyball Court. Open to men, women, faculty and staff. Entry forms are available Monday, April 6, in WRC 161. The entry fee is $20 per team. Register Monday through Wednesday, April 13-15. Play is limited to the first eight teams to register. For further information, call 3-7262.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

UNDERSTANDING RELIGIOUS DIFFERENCES AND SIMILARITIES:

To gain a better understanding of religious differences and similarities, attend "Common Ground" at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, March 29, in Commons' Slife Ballroom. Table talk and a panel of individuals representing everything from Islam to Catholicism to atheism will be featured. Gourmet coffees and snacks will be provided. Sponsored by the Inclusive CommUNIties Team of the Department of Residence and UNI Co-Exist.

 
UNI PANTHER PICK UP:

During finals week, instead of tossing unwanted items during move-out, students may donate furniture, clothes, shoes, books and other usable items to local charitable organizations. Visit http://www.uni.edu/pantherpickup for more details.

 

SUMMER COURSE ADDED:

Mental Health in the Classroom 200:118 01, taught by Professor Ralph Scott, will be offered from 9:50 a.m. to noon, daily, during May term.

 

INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABILITY COURSE:

Introduction to Sustainability [330:059, MWF at 2 p.m.] is a new course open to all students in fall '09. It provides a forum for discussion of 21st century environmental challenges and strategies to achieve sustainability. For more details, contact Bill Stigliani at 3-7150, or visit http://www.uni.edu/indtech/sustainability.html

 

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.

 

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.

 

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