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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

NEWS:

CHANGE IN IRS FEDERAL INCOME TAX WITHOLDING TABLES:

The IRS recently released new tax withholding tables that will result in more take home pay for most employees beginning with the March 31 monthly and April 8 biweekly payrolls. Employees do not need to submit a new Form W-4 to get this automatic withholding change. Contact your professional income tax advisor or refer to IRS Publication 919 if you have questions regarding adjustments to your Form W-4. For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/payroll or call 3-7049.

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:

UNI legislative liaison Joe Murphy will host a legislative update from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, April 3, in the Elm Room of the Maucker Union. Update topics include the state budget process, budget cuts and other policy items affecting UNI during this legislative session.

 

2009-2010 FACULTY ELECTION RESULTS:

The committee on committees announces the 2009-2010 faculty election results: Jesse Swan, chair of the faculty; Maureen Clayton, chair of the graduate faculty; Dan Power, committee on committees; April Chatham-Carpenter, committee on curriculum; and Forrest Dolgener, advisory and liaison committee to Department of Military Science.

 

RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE PRESENTATION AVAILABLE:

The keynote address by Arizona State University president Michael Crow from the 2009 Interdisciplinary Research Symposium can be viewed at: http://www.uni.edu/osp/ResearchandCreativeActivity/2009researchsymposium.html. A limited number of DVD copies of the presentation also are available from OSP. For more information, contact OSP at 3-3217 or osp@uni.edu.

 

SURVEY: WRC AND HEALTH BEAT HOURS OF OPERATION:

Wellness and Recreation Services staff are investigating the possibility of extending the hours of operation at the WRC and Health Beat. You may be one of 400 randomly selected UNI faculty or staff asked to complete this survey. Any extension of hours will not increase faculty/staff activity fee in 2009. If you receive this survey through campus mail, complete and return to Kathy Scholl by Tuesday, April 7. Contact Scholl at 3-3616 or kathleen.scholl@uni.edu for more information about this project.

 

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/

 

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 Master 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. Remaining presentations: 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

 

ROD LIBRARY NEWSLETTERS:

Rod Library newsletters are at http://www.library.uni.edu/news/newsletter.html. Learn about resources and services available to faculty, staff and students. Read the latest issue to learn about upcoming exhibits and special events hosted by Rod Library.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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:

STIMULUS PACKAGE GRANT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

New stimulus funding opportunities resulting from the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 are posted at http://www.uni.edu/osp/findingfundingopportunities/stimulus.html. Stimulus news and links to agency recovery sites are also included. For more information, contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at osp@uni.edu or 3-3217.

 

CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM REAUTHORIZATION ACT:

The recently enacted Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (the "Act"), provides two new HIPAA special enrollment rights for employees or dependents who either lose Medicaid or CHIP coverage or become eligible for state premium assistance for purchasing coverage under a group health plan. These special enrollment rights become effective Wednesday, April 1. To see if this special enrollment applies to you, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/benefits/index.asp.

 

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

 

CREDIT AND IDENTITY THEFT:

Attend a workshop from 3:30 to 5:30, Thursday, April 9, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required; call 3-JPEC (5732) or e-mail jpec@uni.edu. Space is limited.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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 a schedule, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2009_033109.pdf. For more information, contact Al Hays, 3-2910 or allen.hays@uni.edu.

 

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/

 

INTERNATIONAL COFFEE TASTING:

The spring semester Global Marketing class will hold a coffee tasting open house from 8 to 10 a.m., Monday, April 6, at Indulgence (305 Main St.). UNI faculty and students are invited to come and taste coffees from Brazil and Nicaragua to assist the students in an import research project.

 

UNI HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR ADVISORY BOARD MEETING:

The UNI high school counselor advisory board spring meeting and workshop will take place Monday, April 6. This board is made up of 24 guidance counselors from high schools across Iowa. The board will discuss enrollment issues such as student recruitment, admission requirements and financial aid. One or more of UNI's outstanding academic programs or departments are highlighted during each meeting. The board provides feedback to help UNI do a better job of serving the needs of students as they transition from high school to one of Iowa's public universities.

 

SENATOR CHUCK GRASSLEY ON CAMPUS:

Sen. Chuck Grassley will be on campus for an informal meet and greet and Q&A for young professionals from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday April 7, in the main lobby of GBPAC. Sponsored by Cedar Valley YP and the GBPAC. Registration is requested by signing up at www.CedarValleyHYP.com; there is no cost to attend.

 

BLACK HAWK ELEMENTARY STUDENTS VISIT UNI:

Teachers and students from Black Hawk Elementary School will be on campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 9, for their annual visit to UNI. Faculty, staff and students have planned a variety of programs for the students. For more information, contact JD Cryer at 3-5998 or jd.cryer@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.

 

FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT:

Alpha Delta Pi Sorority will host a flag football tournament from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday April 5, at Lawther Field, for teams of eight. Free food will be available, and donations will be accepted. All proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House.

 

CRITICAL THINKING WORKSHOP:

The American Democracy Project/Provost's Office will offer a workshop, "It's Just Your Opinion?: Critical Thinking in the Classroom," from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, May 19 and 20. The focus is on practical applications for the classroom. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. Attendance is limited; register at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2009_033009.shtml.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

'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.

 

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:

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.

 

OPPOSING VIEWS ON LESBIAN AND GAY MARRIAGE:

"Should Lesbian and Gay Couples Be Allowed to Marry?" will be debated from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, in SEC 246. Participants will have an opportunity to argue both sides and engage in discussion with panel members Rev. Maureen Doherty, rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and Matt Reisetter, the Pastors' Resource Council director for the Iowa Family Policy Center. Free and open to the public. Call 3-6898 with questions.

http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2009_033109.shtm.

 

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).

 

WALT WHITMAN LIVE:

Bill Koch will present his one-man show, Walt Whitman Live!! at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, in Lang Hall Auditorium. The 50-minute show presents Koch speaking on the poet's major themes, observations of American culture, views on Abraham Lincoln and Civil War experiences. Sponsored by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

 

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.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

Charles Holcombe, professor, UNI Department of History, will discuss "The (Sixth-Century) Reunification of China" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, in SRL 115. The event is free and open to the public.

 

GRAD COLLEGE BROWN BAG LECTURE:

Tony Gabriele, associate professor, Educational Psychology and Foundations, presents "Looking Inside the Minds of Students and Teachers for Indicators of Successful Mathematics Reform: Implications for Demonstrating and Improving the Effectiveness of Professional Development," from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, in MSH 001. Cookies and coffee will be provided.

 

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP PANEL:

A business leadership panel will take place from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 9, in SEC 252. Panelists will be Renee Christoffer, vice president of administration, Veridian Credit Union; Ritchie Kurtenbach, assistant business manager and organizer, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 288; Ellen Miller, board member, World's Window, Cedar Falls. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Leadership Studies at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

ORCHESIS DANCE CONCERT:

UNI's Orchesis Dance Company will perform "Melange" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 3, and at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 4, at the Oster Regent Theatre in downtown Cedar Falls. Tickets are $5 in advance, purchased from an Orchesis member, or $8 at the door.

 

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.

 

STORY TELLING PERFORMANCES:

The Sturgis Youth Theatre will present "Stories in Performance: Folk, Fantasy and Fabulous Tales," Friday through Sunday, April 3-5, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Five one-hour story-telling performances will feature stories from classical to contemporary for children of all ages. Performances will be at 7 p.m., Friday, April 3; 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Saturday, April 4; and 1 and 3 p.m., Sunday, April 5. Admission is free.

 

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 begin at $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.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Sparky & Rhonda Rucker will perform their American folk music live at 7 p.m., Monday, April 6, in KUNI's studio on the third floor of the CAC. For more information, visit sparkyandrhonda.com. "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.


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.

 

UNI TRUMPET ENSEMBLE CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of trumpet Randy Grabowski, the UNI Trumpet Ensemble will offer a spring concert at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT:

School of Music professor and conductor S. Daniel Galyen will lead the UNI Symphonic Band in its spring concert also featuring the Urbandale High School band at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 9, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

ORGAN RECITAL:

Faculty artist Kui-Im Lee, organ, will offer a recital at 8 p.m., Friday, April 10, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC, with repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

MARCH WORDS OF WELLNESS NEWSLETTER:

The March Words of Wellness (an employee newsletter from WRC) is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/UNI_employee_wellness/wow/index.html. To receive a printed copy of each issue, or to be removed from the mailing list, e-mail kathy.green@uni.edu or call 3-6921, with your name and UNI ID.

 

DO-RUN-RUN:

The 20th annual Do-Run-Run 5K will be held Saturday, April 11, at Gateway Park in Cedar Falls. Proceeds will benefit PRSSA and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The race will begin at 9 a.m. with registration at 7:30 a.m. Registration is $20 before Tuesday, March 31, and $25 after March 31. The fee for UNI students is $20. The race fee includes a T-shirt, race bag, refreshments and door prizes. Medals will be awarded to top runners. Registration forms are available at www.uni.edu/prssa. Click on the Do-Run-Run logo in the lower left-hand corner.

 

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:

ITS GRADUATE ASSISTANT OPENING:

ITS-Educational Technology has an opening for a graduate assistant during the next academic year. This assistantship entails a 20-hour workweek that involves presenting computer workshops to UNI students, faculty and staff. For the 2009-10 academic year, payment may involve a full stipend and/or a full tuition scholarship. For more informaiton, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/gradassistant.html.

 
'GIVING CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE' WORKSHOP:

Francis Degnin will present the workshop, "Giving Credit Where Credit is Due" from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, April 6, in ITT 136. Attend this presentation and learn how to avoid the problems and pitfalls of citing, paraphrasing and other risks for plagiarism. RSVP to Ken Nesbett at knesbett@uni.edu.

 

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

 

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.

 

GRADUATE COLLEGE WRC NIGHT:

Graduate College WRC night will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 2, at the WRC. Participate in rock climbing, racquetball, basketball, ping-pong and more.

 

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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