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Thursday, April 9, 2009
BOR BUDGET MESSAGE:
On April 3, Gov. Culver released his revised budget recommendations for fiscal 2010. A complete copy of the budget recommendation is available at http://www.dom.state.ia.us/state/budget/FY10_Gov_Rec.html.
Earlier this week, President Miles issued an e-mail that comments on the governor's revised recommendations. To see President Miles' e-mail to members of the Board of Regents and institutional leaders, visit http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/News/Email%20Communications/2009/communications2009.htm and select the April 6, message from Miles.
FACULTY AND STAFF WITH LOBBYING CONTACTS:
If you are faculty or staff with lobbying contacts, report your lobbying activity from Jan. 1 to March 31, 2009 at http://www.ir.uni.edu/dbweb/govrel/. In compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 and the Honest and Open Government Act of 2007, UNI files quarterly reports on specific lobbying issues and the expenses incurred in lobbying. The university's policy on Federal and State Lobbying and Political Activity can be found in the Policies and Procedures Manual at 10.09 (http://www.uni.edu/president/policies/1009.shtml). Reports must be filed each quarter. If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. Contact Pat Geadelmann in the Office of the President with questions.
University Marketing & Public Relations encourages free discourse and expression while striving for accurate presentation to, and perception by, all audiences. UMPR asks that all faculty and staff who submit op-ed pieces as identified members of the UNI community attach the following disclaimer to their signature or bio: "The views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not imply endorsement by the University of Northern Iowa."
CLIMATE SURVEY RESULTS:
The results of the campus-wide climate survey conducted by the Office of Institutional Research are now available. Student participation was 15.3 percent and employee participation was 51.6 percent. The Diversity Council, the Diversity Advisory Committee and College Diversity Councils and other units on campus will be analyzing the data and using their findings to improve programs and policies across campus. View the results at http://www.ir.uni.edu/dbWeb/DiversityCouncil/.
P&S COUNCIL ELECTIONS:
P&S Council elections are underway. Vote for your representative on MyUNIverse by Friday, April 10.
YOUR OPINION WANTED:
During the week of April 13, you'll receive an e-mail invitation from SimpsonScarborough with a link to an online survey. The sender address will be email@example.com. This survey is being conducted for UNI by SimpsonScarborough, a higher-education market-research firm, to assess views of the university's image and reputation among UNI faculty and staff. This research is part of a larger effort to develop a brand strategy for the university. UNI's brand strategy will drive integrated marketing and public relations programs developed to support the university's reputation, increase enrollment and retention, and increase revenue. Faculty and staff respondents will be eligible to win a 2009-2010 UNI "A" parking permit. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
JUDY JEFFREY DISTINGUISHED LECTURE AUDIO/VISUAL LINK:
Judy Jeffrey's UNI Distinguished Lecture Series presentation on Wednesday, March 25 is available at http://mm1.uni.edu:8080/ramgen/1/dls/090325_jeffery.rm Real Player is needed to download the link.
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.
WOMEN'S RUGBY QUALIFIES FOR NATIONALS:
The UNI Women's Rugby Team beat Grand Valley State and Indiana University to win the Division 1 Midwest Title on Sunday, March 29. The team will now advance to the Division 1 National Sweet 16 Tournament as the No. 1 seed from the Midwest. This is the fifth straight year the team has qualified for nationals. They will compete as the No. 10 seed nationally and will compete against No. 9 BYU first round. The other side of the bracket is Penn State versus Dartmouth. Contact Jennifer Murra, UNI Women's Rugby adviser/manager at email@example.com with questions or comments.
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
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
SUSTAINABILITY -- DID YOU KNOW?:
In its second year of operation, which ended in September, 2008, the Recycling Substation at UNI received 215.34 tons, a 17.9 percent increase over year one.
NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
Bremwood's Woodhaven Shelter in Waverly will participate in First Lady Mari Culver’s Shelter Awareness Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 25. Volunteers are needed to paint outside walls and wash vans and windows. Lunch will be served. Volunteers should e-mail volunteerUNI@vccv.org
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.email@example.com. 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.
STUDENT EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION WEEK GIFT IDEAS:
Show your appreciation for the outstanding work UNI student employees do with a gift card for on-campus restaurants and convenience stores. Gift cards begin at $10 and can be purchased at Prexy's, Chats and Essentials in Maucker Union, 23rd Street Market in Commons and Biscotti's in Redeker Center. Gift cards can be purchased with cash, ubill charge/payroll deduct and credit cards. For details on current promotions, go to www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening.
LIBRARY HOURS FOR EASTER WEEKEND:
WRC HOURS FOR EASTER WEEKEND:
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.
Vacancies at the P&S level include instructional design specialist. To view the 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/?
SUMMER 2009 COURSE REQUESTS:
Faculty using UNI eLearning, the Blackboard/WebCT learning management system, in conjunction with their summer semester courses may submit their request using the Web form at http://elearning.uni.edu/forms/course_request.html. Courses will be populated with students Saturday, May 9 and enrollment changes will be processed on a daily basis throughout the semester.
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.
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 in the CME. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
RALLY IN THE VALLEY--A DINNER AUCTION AND PURPLE TIE AFFAIR:
The UNI Panther Scholarship Club, along with UNI Athletics, will host its first-ever "Panther Rally in the Valley: A Dinner Auction & Purple Tie Affair" at 5 p.m., Saturday, April 18, in the McLeod Center. The goal is to raise scholarship dollars for student-athletes. The Rally begins with a silent auction, followed by dinner and concludes with a live auction and raffle. Tickets are $65 per person. You do not need to be present to win the raffle. First place prize is $5,000 cash; second and third place prizes are $1,000 cash. Raffle tickets are $25 each, or three for $50. If you have questions regarding the auction, contact Tony DiCecco at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-6443. To make reservations to attend the `Panther Rally in the Valley' dinner auction, contact Sheri Bishop at 3-2470.
VISITORS TO BUILD SAND MANDALA:
Visitors from the Tibetan Cultural Institute and the University of Arkansas will build a sand mandala between Monday, April 13 and Saturday, April 18 in the lobby of the GBPAC. Attend an opening ceremony at 10 a.m., Monday, April 13 and a closing ceremony at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, April 19, in the GBPAC lobby. Mandala construction times and other information is available at www.uni.edu/mandala. Professor James Robinson will discuss "The World of Tibetan Buddhism: An Overview of its Philosophy and Practice" by the Dalai Lama at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 16, on the Gallery Level of the GBPAC. The book is available at University Book & Supply. Contact Jan Hanish at email@example.com for more information.
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.
BONE MARROW DRIVE:
Join the Bone Marrow Registry and take the opportunity to save lives by getting your cheek swabbed. Cheek swabs will be collected from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 16, at the WRC and from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Redeker Dining Center. For more information, visit www.marrow.org, or contact Colleen Chapleau at (319) 356-7515 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
MUSIC EDUCATION WORKSHOP:
School of Music instructor in music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate a music education workshop at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 18, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.
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.
SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH V-DAY POETRY SLAM:
Professional slammers from SayYes2Poetry will be on campus giving students a piece of their mind concerning sexual assault at 7 p.m., Monday, April 20, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Bring a toiletry or non-perishable item for Seeds of Hope. Sponsored by the V-Day Committee. For a complete listing of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, visit www.uni.edu/violenceservices. Click on Prevention and Upcoming Events.
GUEST ARTIST MASTER CLASS: STEVEN MEAD, EUPHONIUM:
Visiting artist Steven Mead will present a euphonium master class at 5 p.m., Monday, April 20, in Graham Hall, Russell Hall. Known worldwide as a prominent soloist, collaborator, innovator and educator, Mead is widely regarded as one of the most successful professional euphonium performers in the world today. This event is free and open to the public.
ADVENTURE ACADEMY AT THE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 'WORLDLY ETIQUETTE':
Learn about good table manners around the world and sample some dainty treats at "Worldly Etiquette," from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, June 16 or 23. The fee is $10 for Friends members and $12 for nonmembers. The payment deadline is Friday, June 5. Call 3-2188 to register.
ADVENTURE ACADEMY AT THE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 'ADVENTURES WITH HISTORICAL SNACKS':
Kids have helped in the kitchen for many years. Discover some of the delicious dishes they prepared and help whip up strawberry shortcake at "Adventures with Historical Snacks," from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, June 17 or 24. The fee is $10 for Friends members and $12 for nonmembers. The payment deadline is Friday, June 5. Call 3-2188 to register.
ADVENTURE ACADEMY AT THE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 'CRAZY MAIZE':
Corn pops up everywhere – in your soda and your gas tank; in your movie snack and your closet; in your garden and your soap. Munch on this little kernel and investigate how it contributes so much to our world at "Crazy Maize," from 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, June 18 or 25. The fee is $10 for Friends members and $12 for nonmembers. The payment deadline is Friday, June 5. Call 3-2188 to register.
NEXTFRAME STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL--SHORT FILM:
Check out some of the best student short films with NextFrame, the touring festival of international student film at 7 p.m., Monday, April 20, in KAB 111. Sponsored by Cedar River Productions.
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 email@example.com with questions or to get involved.
Softball will host Wichita State in a doubleheader at noon and 2 p.m., Friday, April 10. The Panthers and Shockers also will meet at noon, Saturday, April 11. All three games will be at the Robinson Dresser Sports Complex.
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.
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.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY CAROL GILLIGAN:
Carol Gilligan, author of "In a Different Voice," will give the keynote address at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 18, at the CSBS Student Research Conference. The conference will also feature student research presentations, workshops and panel discussions. Visit www.psych.uni.edu/conference to register and for more information.
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.
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.
'DOG SEES GOD':
UNISTA will present "Dog Sees God" at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 11, 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.
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.
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.
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. Acclaimed jazz trumpeter Bobby Shew will be the featured guest artist. For tickets, call 3-4TIX. For more details, see
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.
UNI SINGERS AND WOMEN'S CHORUS:
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Brad Barrett and visiting artist and conductor Dyan Meyer, the UNI Singers and UNI Women's Chorus will offer a shared concert as part of the Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 16, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.
NORTHERN IOWA WIND SYMPHONY CONCERT:
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Ronald Johnson, the Northern Iowa Wind Symphony will offer a concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 17, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
'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.
FACULTY STRING QUARTET CONCERT:
The UNI Faculty String Quartet will offer a recital at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 18, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Featuring School of Music faculty artists Frederick Halgedahl, violin; Therese Fetter, violin; Julia Bullard, viola; and Jonathan Chenoweth, cello. This event is free and open to the public.
COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL FESTIVAL AND RECITALS:
The UNI School of Music’s Community Music School program will present its festival and recitals at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 19, in Graham Hall, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
NORTHERN IOWA JUNIOR SUZUKI ORCHESTRA CONCERT:
The UNI Suzuki School will present the Northern Iowa Junior Orchestra concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 19, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
HORN CHOIR CONCERT:
Under the direction of UNI School of Music assistant professor of horn Yu-Ting Su, the UNI Horn Choir will offer a recital featuring guest artists from the University of Iowa Horn Choir at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 19, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3-2676 with questions.
SPRINT INTO SPRING 5K:
The 8th Annual PSE 5K run/walk will be held at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 18. Raffle prizes will be given from supporting companies. The entrance fee is $15. Participants will receive a T-shirt and a bag full of coupons, discounts and prizes. Early bag pickup will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 17, at the Runners Flat. Register online at www.active.com (keyword:University Mills). For printable registration (dropoff at CBB 336) visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/pse/projects.html. Sponsored by Epsilon Theta.
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 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:
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT STUDENT LOANS:
For the 2009-10 academic year, all students must accept their student loans on their Award Notification in order for the Office of Student Financial Aid to process them. Students can access their Award Notification on their MyUNIverse portal at http://MyUNIverse.uni.edu.
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 Monday 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.
FINANCIAL LITERACY SEMINAR:
The UNIBusiness Presidents' Council will host a financial literacy seminar at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, in SEC 247. A panel of professionals from Veridian Credit Union, including CEO Jean Trainor, will discuss credit and how to best manage your finances in college and after graduation. There also will be a question and answer session. Contact Darrin Ross, SIFE President, at email@example.com for additional information.
INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR ENGLISH TEACHING MAJORS:
Attend the UNICoTE (Council of Teachers of English) meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, April 20, in BAK 161. A recent UNI graduate (presently teaching high school English) and a representative from the Office of the Registrar will offer advice and answer questions. Refreshments will be provided. Direct questions, comments or concerns to UNICoTE president Emily Burney at firstname.lastname@example.org or Faculty Adviser Jim Davis at email@example.com
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
MUSEUM 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.
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.
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.
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