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Thursday, April 2, 2009

NEWS:

CHANGE IN IRS FEDERAL INCOME TAX WITHHOLDING 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. The new withholding may place some taxpayers in a slightly under withheld situation by the end of the year. Contact your professional income tax adviser 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.

 

REVISED I-9 FORMS:

If your department assists newly hired or rehired student employees with completing new hire paperwork, be aware effective April 3, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued a revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form (http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/I-9_IFR_02-02-09.pdf). With this revision, employers are no longer able to accept expired documents to verify employment authorization. All student I-9s should be sent to Student Employment (105 Gil-0024). Newly hired or rehired faculty, staff or graduate assistants should continue to be referred to Human Resource Services (027 Gil). For questions on faculty, staff or graduate assistants, contact HRS at 3-2422 and for student employees, contact Student Employment at 3-2722.

 

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, in Maucker Union. Update topics include the state budget process, budget cuts and other policy items affecting UNI during this legislative session.

 

REGENTS AWARD FOR STAFF EXCELLENCE:

This award is presented bi-annually to a supervisory or confidential employee who has demonstrated outstanding professional contributions to the university. Nominations are accepted from UNI students, faculty, and staff, and are due Friday, April 10. Nomination forms and a list of eligible recipients can be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/meritsc/.

 

THE CHRONICLE GREAT COLLEGES TO WORK FOR – 2009 - SURVEY:

UNI is participating in the 2009 Chronicle Great Colleges to Work For program. This program will recognize institutions that have built great workplaces. In addition to the opportunity for national recognition, UNI will benefit from the program's benchmark data. Part of the program involves an online survey distributed to a random selection of UNI faculty and staff. Watch your e-mail during the week of April 3 for instructions. Help by responding to the survey. Responses will be completely anonymous. Contact Shashi Kaparthi at kaparthi@uni.edu with questions.

 

DID YOU KNOW?:

During the UNI Recycling Substation's first two years of operation, more than 25 tons of recyclable material was collected. Newsprint and paper, cardboard, plastics, tin, glass and plastic bags can be dropped off 24/7 at the substation west of Hudson Road between West 27th and 31st Streets.

 

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 liasion 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.

 

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,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

 

RADIO EMERGENCY GROUP NEEDS VOLUNTEERS:

The Cedar Falls Radio Emergency Club needs volunteers from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 25, to provide traffic control for the walkers participating in the March of Dimes' March for Babies. Volunteers age 18 and over are welcome. Contact the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information.

 

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.

 

UPDATING PHONE DIRECTORY:

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

 

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 fees 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.

 

LIBRARY HOURS FOR EASTER WEEKEND:

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

 

WRC HOURS FOR EASTER WEEKEND:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/hours/easter.html

EMPLOYMENT:

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

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

LIBRARY NOTICE:

Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in the library for the summer session should do so by Friday, April 10. Application forms are available in the library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.

 

FULBRIGHT FACULTY WORKSHOP:

You may still register for a Fulbright Faculty Workshop from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday April 13, in the Great Reading Room SRL. A reception will take place from 2:30 to 3 p.m. and a Q&A session from 4 to 5 p.m. Learn about lecturing and research opportunities in more than 135 countries; get advice on which country to apply to and how to make contacts abroad; learn how to prepare the Fulbright application; explore how UNI can host visiting foreign Fulbright scholars. There is no charge for the workshop. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. To reserve a seat, contact Nadia Korobova at nadia.korobova@uni.edu. Space is limited.

 

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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, see the full news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/news.asp?NewsID=4259 or, contact Samuel Gladden at samuel.gladden@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 HYP and the GBPAC. Registration is requested by signing up at www.CedarValleyHYP.com; there is no cost to attend.

 

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.

ATHLETICS:

BASEBALL:

Baseball will host Indiana State at 6 p.m., Friday, April 3; at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 4; and at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 5. All games will be at Riverfront Stadium, in Waterloo.

 

TENNIS:

Tennis will host Evansville at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 4. The Panthers take on Southern Illinois at 10 a.m., Sunday, April 5. Both matches will be at the Black Hawk Tennis Club, in Waterloo.

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 that challenges prevailing ideas and throws 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.

 

STUDENT ART EXHIBIITON:

The UNI Gallery of Art will present its "Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition" through Monday, April 20. This annual competition showcases outstanding recent works by students in the UNI Department of Art.

 

INVISIBLE CHILDREN DOCUMENTARY:

Attend a free showing of a documentary at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, in Lang Hall Auditorium. The film will be shown by Invisible Children: The Rescue, a student organization affiliated with Invisible Children Inc., which raises awareness of the abduction, displacement and death of children and adults in Uganda. For more information, visit www.invisiblechildren.com. E-mail alexandercw05@yahoo.com with questions or to get involved.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

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 could 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.

 

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

 

HEARST LECTURE:

Richard J. Bernstein, Vera List Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, will present a public lecture, "John Dewey's Vision of Radical Democracy," at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, in the Mauker Union Ballroom. A reception will follow. http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=4256

 

BOGDAN TO SPEAK:

Robert Bogdan, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Education and Sociology at Syracuse University and one of the founding members of the Center On Human Policy, will present his research at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, in SEC 121/122. The College of Education also will host a faculty-student seminar with Bogdan from 4 to 5 p.m. in SEC 121/122. Bogdan's research includes studies of the life histories of former residents of institutions for the mentally retarded, school and community inclusion, communication in neonatal wards and visual depictions of disability in popular culture. For more information, contact Chris Kliewer at christopher.kliewer@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

SIGMA XI LECTURE:

Michael Dorff, Department of Mathematics, Brigham Young University, will present "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.

 

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; and 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.

 

DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS:

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 13, at the University Museum. Don Briggs, UNI professor, will lead a discussion on "Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder" by Richard Louv. All Cedar Valley residents are welcome. Participants need not have read the book to attend.

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

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 ID. Call 3-4849 or visit wcfsymphony.org for tickets.

 

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.

 

'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.

 

STUDENT COMPOSERS' CONCERT:

The School of Music will present the student composers' concert at 8 p.m., Monday, April 13, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Coordinated by professor of composition and theory Jonathan Schwabe, student composers will showcase their work in this spring recital. This event is free and open to the public.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

ANXIETY DISORDER SCREENING:

Anxiety Disorder Screening Day will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Thursday, April 9, at the UNI Counseling Center (second floor of the Health Center). The screening will last approximately one hour, is free of charge and is open to UNI faculty, staff and students. E-mail jennifer.murra@uni.edu or call 3-2676 with questions.

 

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 $25. 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.

 
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.

 

INTRAMURAL 11-ON-11 OPEN CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

Play intramural co-rec soccer at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 26, at the West Campus recreation fields. The tournament is open to students, faculty and staff. The entry fee is $20 per team with a two-game guarantee. Registration is Monday through Wednesday, April 20-22, at the WRC 161. The tournament is limited to the first eight teams to register. Call 3-7262 with questions.

 

INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:

An intramural co-rec softball tournament will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 25. Open to students, faculty and staff. The entry fee is $20 per team. Teams must be entered by 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, in WRC 161. The tournament is limited to the first eight teams to enter. A bracket will be posted and e-mailed after 1 p.m., Thursday, April 23, on the IM bulletin board. Call 3-7262 with questions.

 

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.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

APPLY FOR KOOB SCHOLARSHIP:

The Robert and Yvonne Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement is an endowment supporting students completing internships in positions of service in Iowa. Interns chosen to receive awards through the Koob Fund will be selected based on benefits to the student, the sponsoring organization and the community outside of UNI. Awards range from $1,000 to $3,000. Scholarship information can be found at:

http://www.uni-foundation.org/page.aspx?id=lotw36p89. Applications are due Friday, April 10. For more information, contact Julianne Gassman at 3-2264 or gassman@uni.edu.

 
WRC HIRING FOR FALL:

Wellness and Recreation Services is accepting applications for student employment. All UNI students are welcome to apply. Applications may be picked up at the WRC 101 or at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/student_employment/jobs.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 in 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

 

DRAG CARNIVAL:

Attend the second annual drag carnival from 7 to 10 p.m., Thursday, April 2, at Maucker Union. The carnival will feature drag performances from area drag queens along with games. Celebrate the end of Pride Week with the Rainbow Bakery bake sale and Wear Your Pride Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, April 3, in Maucker Union.

 

 

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