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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

NEWS:

FACULTY AND P&S ANNUAL COURTESY NOTICE - ROD LIBRARY:

The annual loan period for items checked out to faculty and professional and scientific personnel will end soon. Return all items with a May 8 due date. All items must be returned, but you may recheck out any items for which you have further need. To view items checked out, log on to your library account at https://unistar.uni.edu/patroninfo/ For more information, see http://www.lib.uni.edu/access/fac_notice.htm.

 

FREE COPIER AVAILABLE:

The Department of Industrial Technology has a used Canon Image Runner 5000S available at no charge. If interested, e-mail m.keys@uni.edu.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR JOB SHADOWING:

Staff and faculty are needed to assist with UNI's Talent Search Job Shadowing Program for Waterloo middle school students from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, April 21, Friday, April 24, Tuesday, April 28 and Thursday, May 7, on UNI's campus. Volunteers should contact ruthie.stigler@uni.edu for more information.

 

MEMFIS USERS GROUP MEETING:

MEMFIS Users Group will meet at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 16, in the CME, MAU 109. Agenda items include the Oracle accounts receivable implementation, revised supplier form and year-end closing schedule, cleaning-up requisitions and receiving, update on the electronic student employment approval form. Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

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.

 

SUPERVISORY AND CONFIDENTIAL COUNCIL MEETING:

A Supervisory and Confidential Council (S & C Council) meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, in CBB 323.

 

OP-ED DISCLAIMER:

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.uni.edu/diversity/.

 

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.

 

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 jennifer.murra@uni.edu with questions or comments.

 

SUSTAINABILITY -- DID YOU KNOW?:

Two hybrid vehicles have been part of The UNI motor pool for slightly more than one year. One of the vehicles, C150, is getting nearly 43 MPG and the other gets almost 45 MPG.

 

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.

 

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 (mark.rowe@uni.edu, 3-3423) with questions.

 

EMPLOYMENT:

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

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

ELECTRONIC STUDENT EMPLOYMENT APPROVAL FORM TRAINING:

Learn how to complete the newly created electronic student employment approval. Register for training at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/ or http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/payroll/index.shtml.

 

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.

 

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

WATCH VISITORS BUILD SAND MANDALA:

Visitors from the Tibetan Cultural Institute and the University of Arkansas are building a sand mandala now through Saturday, April 18 in the lobby of the GBPAC. Mandala construction times, a photo gallery and a link to the Webcam are available at www.uni.edu/mandala. A closing ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, April 19, in the GBPAC lobby. 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 jan.hanish@uni.edu for more information.

 

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 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, in the Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge. The shirts will be displayed 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.

 

RELAY FOR LIFE:

UNI Colleges Against Cancer will host its annual Relay For Life from 6 p.m., Friday, April 17 through 6 a.m., Saturday April 18, in the UNI-Dome. Everyone is welcome to attend, walk, donate and support the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer. There will be free entertainment, games and activities.

 

JAPANESE EXHIBIT:

Sample sushi and learn about Japanese culture at an exhibition from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday April 17, in the CME. Displays and presentations will be given by Kansai Gaidai University students in the Culture and Intensive English Program.

 

ELEMENTARY LITERACY CONFERENCE:

UNI and Price Lab School will host the 41st annual Elementary Literacy Conference (ELC) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, April 17, in the SEC. The conference will focus on elementary reading and literature skills. Businesses from the Cedar Valley and the Midwest will showcase merchandise throughout the day in the exhibition hall in the lobby of the SEC. More information can be found at http://www.pls.uni.edu/read.

 

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 tony.dicecco@uni.edu or 3-6443. To make reservations to attend the `Panther Rally in the Valley' dinner auction, contact Sheri Bishop at 3-2470.

 

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT RECEPTION:

UNI student employment week will be celebrated through Friday, April 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 colleen-chapleau@uiowa.edu

 

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.

 
THE FUTURE OF CITIZEN PARTICIPATION:

A conference on mobilizing and motivating citizen action will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 20, in the CME. For more information, see the news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=4291, call 3-2910 or e-mail allen.hays@uni.edu.

 

HARRY BOYTE AND STUDENT PROJECTS:

Harry Boyte (U. of Minn.) will meet with people interested in a project called Public Achievement, where students initiate and implement a project, guided by "coaches," from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, April 20, in Maucker Union, Purple Pen Room. For further details, call 3-6898 or e-mail YLA@UNI.edu (put ADP Boyte in subject line).

 

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.

 

FAREWELL RECEPTION:

Attend a farewell reception in honor of James Lubker, interim executive vice president and provost, who will be stepping down June 30. The reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, in the GBPAC, McElroy Lobby. A program will begin at 3:30 p.m.

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH: TAKE BACK THE NIGHT MARCH, RALLY VIGIL:

Be a part of this march, rally, and vigil celebrating the right to exist without fear of violence and hatred at 7:15 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, outside Redeker Center or Towers Center. The rain location will be the Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge. Bring a toiletry or non-perishable item for Seeds of Hope. Sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies, SAVE Forum Actors, Students Against a Violent Environment and Greek Life. For a complete listing of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, visit www.uni.edu/violenceservices. Click on Prevention, and Upcoming Events.

 

FREE BIKE TUNE-UPS:

Get a free bike tune-up, provided by Europa Cycle and Ski from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, in the Maucker Union courtyard as part of the Earth Day Celebration. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/docs/earthdayflier.pdf for more information.

 

SUMMER FUN PRODUCTION: 'PINOCCHIO':

The Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, announces the 10th annual Summer Fun Production and creative drama classes beginning Sunday, June 28. Registration will begin Saturday, April 25. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

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 alexandercw05@yahoo.com with questions or to get involved.

ATHLETICS:

BASEBALL:

UNI Baseball hosts Iowa Wesleyan at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 15. The Panthers will host Illinois State in Missouri Valley Conference play starting at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 17. The teams also will meet at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 18 and at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 19. All game are at Riverfront Stadium, Waterloo.

 

SOFTBALL:

UNI Softball hosts Indiana State in a doubleheader at noon and 2 p.m., Saturday, April 18. The Panthers and Sycamores will wrap up the three-game series at noon, Sunday, April 19. All three games are at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex.

 

TRACK AND FIELD:

Track and Field hosts the Mark Messersmith Invitational on Saturday, April 17 at the Mark Messersmith Track and Field Complex.

 

TENNIS:

Tennis hosts Creighton in MVC action at 11 a.m., Sunday, April 19, at the Black Hawk Tennis Center, Waterloo.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

GENES AND POLITICAL IDEOLOGY:

John Hibbing, Foundations Regents University Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will discuss the relationship between genes and political ideology from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, in SEC 252. Hibbing has done extensive research on the role of genetics in determining political attitudes. Most recently his work appeared in the Sept. 19, 2008 issue of the journal Science and on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Contact Chris Larimer in Political Science with questions (christopher.larimer@uni.edu).

 

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 division 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.

 

'UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION FOR GLOBALIZATION':

Russ Wasendorf, chairman and CEO of PFGBEST, will give an address on "Undergraduate Education for Globalization," at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 17, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Immediately following this address, a panel of UNI alumni in the humanities and fine arts, who are leaders in international enterprises, will describe the impact of globalization on their careers and organizations, as well as the preparation people need to work for globalized business and non-profit organizations.

 

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.

 

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 Lang Hall 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.

 

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").

 

LECTURE ON THE HOLOCAUST:

The Inaugural Norman Cohn Family Holocaust Remembrance and Education Lecture will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, in Bengtson Auditorium in Russell Hall. Michael Berenbaum, distinguished Holocaust scholar; former director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Research Institute and former president of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation will speak on "The Holocaust and Contemporary Ethics: Legal, Religious, Political and Medical Ethical Implications of the Holocaust." Call 3-2725 for more information. Free and open to the public.

PERFORMING ARTS:

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. Acclaimed jazz trumpeter Bobby Shew will be the featured guest artist. For tickets, call 3-4TIX. For more details, see

http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=4263

 

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.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Austin, Texas-based singer/songwriter Danny Schmid will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, April 20, in KUNI's studio on the third floor of the CAC. Upon winning the prestigious Kerrville New Folk award in 2007, Sing Out magazine tagged Schmidt "the best new songwriter we've heard in 15 years." "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.

 

EUPHONIUM RECITAL:

Visiting artist Steven Mead will present a euphonium recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. 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.

 

STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT:

The School of Music will present a Student Chamber Music Concert at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, in Graham Hall, Russell Hall. Coordinated by UNI School of Music professor of horn Yu-Ting Su and professor of cello Jonathan Chenoweth, student chamber music ensembles will perform. This event is free and open to the public.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY'S OZ WITH ORCHESTRA:

Watch "The Wizard of Oz" on a cinema-sized screen with the dialogue and singing but with the music performed live at the Symphony's Oz with Orchestra event at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 25, at the GBPAC. To order tickets, or for more information, call 3-4849 or visit wcfsymphony.org.

 

SHOPPING/DINING ON CAMPUS:

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.

 

SUSHI TUESDAY:

The next Sushi Tuesday will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, at Wasabi in Maucker Union. Fresh sushi rolls (California rolls, veggie cream cheese rolls and tuna rolls) are prepared in Prexy's kitchens. For details on current promotions in restaurants and stores, go to www.uni.edu/dor What’s Happening.

 

CELEBRATE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS DAY:

Celebrate Administrative Assistants day with lunch at Piazza in Redeker Center, Rialto in Towers Center or Prexy's in Maucker Union. Enjoy a leisurely lunch on campus. For details on current promotions in restaurants and stores, go to www.uni.edu/dor What’s Happening.

 

EARTH DAY PROMOTIONS:

Celebrate Earth Day April 15-22 with specials on Gatorade and G2 energy/replenishment drinks for $1 at Essentials and Prexy's in Maucker Union, 23rd Street Market in Commons and Biscotti's in Redeker Center. Campus convenience stores customers can sign up for a bicycle give-away (two bikes) from Europa Cycle and a bicycle gear give-away. Enter the drawings at Biscotti's in Redeker Center, Prexy's and Essentials in Maucker Union and 23rd Street Market in Commons. For details on current promotions in restaurants and stores, go to www.uni.edu/dor What’s Happening.

 

STUDENT EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION WEEK GIFT IDEAS:

Show your appreciation for the 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, u-bill charge/payroll deduct and credit cards. For details on current promotions, go to www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

PADDLING PANTHER SUMMER SWIM LESSONS:

Registration for summer swim lesson at the WRC has begun. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are eligible for the Paddling Panthers program. See a program flyer at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/aquatics/docs/summerpaddlingpanthers.pdf
For more information or to sign up, e-mail swimlessons@uni.edu

 

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.

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.

 

BASH THE TRASH: PICK UP AND PICNIC ON COLLEGE HILL:

Help make a positive impact on the College Hill neighborhood at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 25, at Seerley Park for a two-hour garbage pick up on the Hill, followed by a free picnic lunch at noon. E-mail team.connecten@gmail.com for more information or to RSVP.

 

CORRECTION TO SUMMER SCHEDULE:

Human Identity and Relationships (31F:010:01) with Elaine Eshbaugh will be offered this summer from 10 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 22-July 31. The session was incorrect in the summer schedule book. This course counts for liberal arts core credit in category 4B.

 

KOOB SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED:

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 Thursday, April 23. 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.

 

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 Tuesdays 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 darrin@uni.edu 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 eburney@uni.edu or Faculty Adviser Jim Davis at james.davis@uni.edu

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

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