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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

NEWS:

UNIVERSITY SUMMER HOURS:

Beginning Monday, May 11, summer hours for university offices will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours will remain in effect through Friday, Aug. 14. Supervisors of staff who do not have e-mail access should inform them of summer hours.

 

CAMPUS STORM SHELTER LOCATIONS:

We are entering the "severe weather" season in Iowa. Every building has areas designated as "Severe Weather Shelters." Make sure you know where the designated areas are in your buildings. Emergency Shelter areas for each building can be found at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/healthsafety/tips/shelters.shtml

 

BUDGET LOG-IN CHANGE TO CatID:

Effective Tuesday, April 7, all budget applications will use CatID. This includes "Budget Adjustments," "Budget Salary Increases" and "Budget Self-Support Funds." Call Brenda Neff (3-2383) or Mary Prenosil (3-6137) with questions.

 

REGISTER ONLINE FOR APRIL 14 CAMPUS CONVERSATION:

Plan to attend the Campus Conversation on Sustainability from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, April 14, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. The success of this event relies on active participation from all areas and disciplines of the university. Attend all or only 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.

 

127 FREE DELL DESKTOP COMPUTERS OFFERED:

Although these machines are three to four years old, they may be able to replace even older equipment to provide valuable access and service for students at various locations throughout campus. These machines were purchased with student computer-fee budget funding; therefore, preference will be given to placing units where they will provide the most direct benefit to UNI students. This offer is extended only to campus departments, not student groups or individuals. See details on how to submit your request at
http://www.uni.edu/its/us/sccs/OldPCsSpring2009Notice.htm

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

The Washington Post included photos taken during a rally at UNI after the Iowa Surpreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/gallery/2009/04/03/GA2009040303467.html

 

Jill Uhlenberg, early childhood education, was quoted in a recent article in the Des Moines Register.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20090403/NEWS02/904030349/1004

 

A guest opinion piece on school consolidation by Timothy Gilson, education leadership, counseling and postsecondary education, appeared in Sunday's Des Moines Register.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20090405/OPINION01/904050322/1036/Opinion

 

Kamyar Enshayan, director of the CEEE, was interviewed by the Columbia Missourian about the local food movement. http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2009/04/06/experts-explain-local-food/

 

SUSTAINABILITY - DID YOU KNOW?:

The 3,000 pounds [1.5 tons] of plastic bags collected at the Recycling sub-station was less than one percent of this year's total tonnage and a 20 percent increase over year one.

 

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS HAS A NEW WEB SITE:

Visit the new Office of International Programs Web site at www.uni.edu/internationalprograms. The site has centralized information about international programs subunits (Office of International Programs, Study Abroad Center, Culture and Intensive English Program and International Services Office) as well as information from the former global opportunities Web site www.uni.edu/global/. Feedback is welcome.

 

VIOLENCE INTERVENTION SERVICES WEB SITE:

Explore the new Violence Intervention Services Web site at www.uni.edu/violenceservices. The site contains information regarding sexual assault, physical and emotional abuse, stalking, harassment, pertinent laws and policies, including the recently revised Student Sexual Misconduct Policy, victim assistance and support, prevention, upcoming events and more. Contact Mark Rowe (mark.rowe@uni.edu, 3-3423) with questions.

 

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.

 

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.

 
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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

STUDENT EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION PACKAGES:

Show student employees you appreciate them with a special package from Essentials in Maucker Union. The student package includes 3x5 notecards, a highlighter, mechanical pencil and a snack size Snickers bar tied in ribbon for $2.50 each. For larger orders, contact Shelley.pruess@uni.edu. Student Employee Appreciation Week is April 13-17. For a summary of all promotions, visit www.uni.edu/dor "What's Happening" for more information.

 

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:

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include projects and grants coordinator. To view a complete job description, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

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

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

E-PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP:

E-portfolios are seeing increased use to demonstrate student learning, especially in conjunction with outcomes assessment. To learn about UNI's ePortfolio system, attend a faculty-only "Getting Started with your Electronic Portfolio" workshop from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, April 24, in StudioIT 3 (ITTC 138). For more information, or to register, call 3-2309.

 

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:

Alisha Scott (program officer for Europe at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars) and Michael Zdanovich (program officer for Asia and the Pacific at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars) will offer 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. 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.

 

4TH ANNUAL IDEA DIVERSITY SUMMIT:

Register now for the IDEA Diversity Summit to be held Thursday, April 23 at Maucker Union. The summit features a keynote by Bruce King, chief diversity officer at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, as well as a variety of breakout sessions and panels featuring faculty, staff and administrators from around Iowa. More information can be found at www.iowadiversitysummit.com.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

ARNE DUNCAN TO VISIT UNI:

President Allen has invited the UNI campus community to attend a major policy address by the U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, who will make his first visit to Iowa as Secretary Friday, April 24, at the GBPAC. Duncan's 11 a.m. presentation will outline challenges and opportunities for education reform and innovation. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about Duncan or the event, contact Pat Geadelmann at 3-6144 or visit http://www.uni.edu/arneduncan/.

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH SELF-DEFENSE SEMINAR:

Rape Aggression Defense will be taught at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, in the Maucker Union Elm Room (lower level). Self-defense awareness expands knowledge of your surroundings and teaches moves that could save your life. Fun and interactive--wear comfortable clothes. Sponsored by V-Day Committee and Students Against a Violent Environment (SAVE). For a complete list of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, visit www.uni.edu/violenceservices. Click on prevention and upcoming events.

 

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.

 

K-8 SCIENCE EDUCATION UPDATE:

Science Education will host a K-8 science education update conference, "Integrating Science and Literacy Through Science Notebooks," at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, April 9, in MSH 001. Teachers, administrators and elementary education majors with science minors are invited. Co-sponsored by AEA 267 and supported by IMSEP and Delta Science.

 

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.

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH--CLOTHESLINE PROJECT SHIRT MAKING:

Design a shirt to give voice to experiences of violence that are often shrouded in silence, from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday,
April 13 and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, in the Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge. The display will appear at the Take Back the Night event on Tuesday, April 21. Bring a toiletry or non-perishable food item for Seeds of Hope. Sponsored by: SAVE, Seeds of Hope, Women’s and Gender Studies. For a complete listing of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, visit www.uni.edu/violenceservices. Click on Prevention, and Upcoming Events.

 

PANTHER SHOUT OUT:

UNI's on-campus game show, "Panther Shout Out!" is taping its last two episodes of the year Tuesday, April 14. The episodes will feature a live studio audience for the first time. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the show will tape from 6 to 8 p.m. Audience members will interact with the show, as well as have the chance to win door prizes. "Panther Shout Out!" is a student-run independent project run by Cory Houser and Dave Maxwell, students in the Electronic Media major.

 

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT RECEPTION:

UNI student employment week will be celebrated Monday through Friday, April 13-17. Honor the '08-'09 UNI Student Employee and Employer of the Year at a reception from 3:30 to 4:30, Wednesday, April 15, in the Great Reading Room (SRL 116). All student finalists will be recognized and campus winners will be announced. Light refreshments will be served.

 

CELEBRATE HONORS WEEK, APRIL 13-18:

Honors Week events include guest lecturers, seminars, undergraduate research presentations and a university-wide book drive. Visit www.uni.edu/honors for a complete schedule of events.

 

BELLY DANCE WORKSHOP AND SHOW:

Shiara will teach a workshop including belly dance combinations at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 19, in the CME. A variety of dancers will perform that evening at 6:30 p.m. ($5 donation). All are welcome. See http://www.uni.edu/harton/workshop2009.html for more information.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH SHOWING OF 'THE ACCUSED':

See "The Accused" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, in SRL115. A rape victim, enraged at the light sentence her attackers received goads a female prosecutor to charge the men who literally cheered on the attack. Sponsored by Students Against a Violent Environment (SAVE). Free door prizes and popcorn. For a complete list of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, visit www.uni.edu/violenceservices. Click on prevention, and upcoming events.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

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 Maucker 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

BROWN BAG ON WRITING STUDIES: INFORMATION LITERACY:

The Writing Studies Brown Bag will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in BAK 161 and will focus on integrating classroom writing instruction with academic library services. The article is available at http://compositionforum.com/issue/19/west-virginia.php. Staff from Rod Library will join the discussion. Contact David M. Grant at 3-2639 for more information.

 

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.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Students Bree McClenning and Joe Zeitler will give presentations on their undergraduate research projects at 4 p.m., Monday, April 13, in LAT 125. McClenning will present "Carbonate Petrology and Depositional History of Oolites within the Ste. Genevieve Limestone in Southern Illinois" and Zeitler will present "Application of a Bench-top X-ray Fluorescence Unit to the Geothermometry of Spahelerite and Galena." For more information, call 3-2707.

 

HARI SHANKAR LECTURE:

Eric Hart, adjunct associate professor of mathematics at Maharishi University of Management and president of Hart Consulting, will present the Hari Shankar Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in Lantz Auditorium of MSH. Hart's lecture, "The Iowa Core Curriculum for K-12 Mathematics: Important Mathematics, Effective Teaching and Deep Learning," will explore the mathematics portion of the new Iowa Core Curriculum through puzzles, videos and a classroom vignette. Refreshments will follow the talk, which is open to the public and free of charge.

 

HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION:

The next Hot Topics in Education, "21st Century Learning and the Iowa Core Curriculum," will be presented at noon, Wednesday, April 15, in the CME 109. Nadene Davidson, interim department head and assistant professor in the Department of Teaching, and Jody Stone, professor, in the Department of Science Education and Department of Teaching, will discuss implications of 21st century skills on K-12 student learning. The presentation is open to all faculty, staff and students.

 

LEADERSHIP AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT:

A leadership and sexual harassment program will be held from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 16, in SEC 252. Presenters will be Gwenne Culpepper, associate director for compliance and equity management at UNI, and Lt. Col. Chris Lukasiewicz, department head, Military Science-ROTC at UNI. They will discuss policies and strategies for dealing with sexual harassment. Free and open to the public. Call 3-6898 or e-mail YLA@UNI.edu with questions.

 

HONORS RESEARCH CONFERENCE:

Senior honors students and presidential scholars will present their thesis research projects on Saturday, April 18. The event will begin with continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in LNG second-floor auditorium lounge. Following will be eight concurrent sessions of research presentations in LNG 208, 211, 222 and 223. For a complete schedule, visit http://www.uni.edu/honors/researchday.shtml. Presentations are open to the public.

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY CAROL GILLIGAN:

Carol Gilligan, author of "In a Different Voice," will give the keynote address at the CSBS Student Research Conference on Saturday, April 18. The conference will also feature student research presentations, workshops and panel discussions. Visit www.psych.uni.edu/conference to register and for more information.

 

WES JACKSON TO DISCUSS AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES:

Wes Jackson, president of The Land Institute and an international leader in the sustainable agriculture movement, will discuss "The 50 Year Farm Bill," at 7 p.m., Monday, April 20, in the CEEE Auditorium. Jackson will look at key ideas in agriculture as well as environmental studies. He founded The Land Institute in his native Kansas in 1976 and has written several books including "New Roots for Agriculture" and "Becoming Native to This Place." Named a MacArthur Fellow in 1992, in 2000 he received the Right Livelihood Award (called the "alternative Nobel prize").

PERFORMING ARTS:

DROWSY CHAPERONE DISCOUNT FOR UNI FACULTY AND STAFF:

A 50-percent discount is available to all UNI faculty and staff for tickets to "Drowsy Chaperone" at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, April 7 and 8, at the GBPAC. To order tickets, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/unitix/ and click Presales/Promotions under GBPAC. Type "UNI" to receive the discount on an unlimited number of adult tickets. You may also call 3-4TIX (3-4849) and mention the UNI discount. In "The Drowsy Chaperone," a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the tale of a Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Greg Klyma, the "Rust Belt Vagabond" -- a folk troubadour with a rock 'n' roll heart -- will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, April 13, in KUNI's studio on the third floor of the CAC. For more information, visit klyma.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.

 

JAZZ PANTHERS:

Under the direction of conductor Robert Washut, the UNI Jazz Panthers will offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, KAJI-DAIKO & WEST AFRICAN DRUM ENSEMBLE CONCERT:

Under the direction of percussion professor and faculty artist Randy Hogancamp, the UNI Percussion & West African Drum Ensembles will perform, along with UNI's new Taiko drum ensemble Kaji-Daiko, at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

EURYDICE:

The Strayer-Wood Theatre will present "Eurydice" by Sarah Ruhl, a poetic modern interpretation of the Greek myth of Orpheus, at 7:30 p.m., Thrusday through Saturday, April 16-18; Wednesdy through Saturday, April 22-25; and at 2 p.m., Sundays, April 19 and 26. Tickets are $14 for the general public and free for UNI students. Call 3-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 

'SEX ACROSS THE CURRICULUM':

The UNI Interpreters Theatre will present "Sex Across the Curriculum," starring guest artist Jennifer Tuder of St. Cloud State, at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, in Lang 040. Admission is free. Seating is limited to 90 per show, first-come, first-served.

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.

 

SMOKING CESSATION ASSISTANCE:

As the cost of tobacco increases, now may be the time to "kick the habit." Assistance and resources are available through Wellness and Recreation Services. Visit WRC 104, e-mail kathy.green@uni.edu or call 3-6921 for more information.

 

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.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

NEW COURSE 'WIND ENERGY APPLICATIONS IN IOWA':

330:059 "Wind Energy Applications in Iowa," a two-hour credit Continuing Education class, will be offered in the fall on Mondays from 4 to 6 p.m. The class will discuss a green understanding of wind energy relative to environment, politics, economics and technology and also will include history, economic issues, turbine types, materials, locations, power grids, transmission, political and career implications, GIS, GPS, meteorology, soil and land use.

 

SUMMER COURSE CHANGE:

440:045 Health and Physical Education for Elementary Teachers is a "May Term" class which starts May 11 and goes through June 5. The class will meet daily from 9:50 to 11:50 a.m.

 

LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP--CITIZENSHIP:

The final workshop for the student leadership center will be at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Stacy Van Gorp and Lauren Pelleymounter will discuss how students can get involved in the community and become engaged citizens. This interactive session will also allow students to discuss service projects and how they can work together to make a substantive impact on issues about which they are passionate. Contact Jeff Ramsey (ramseyj@uni.edu) with questions.

 

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS:

Two paid summer internships are available through a grant program with the University Museum from Monday, May 18 through Friday, Aug. 7. Public program and promotional assistant and educational program assistant positions require a commitment of 20 hours per week. Detailed descriptions, qualifications and requirements are posted on the Online Job Board.

 

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.

 

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 work week 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.

 

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.

 

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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