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Thursday, April 16, 2009

NEWS:

CHANGES TO THE UNI HOME PAGE:

Check out the new 'UNI in the News' feature on the UNI home page. UMPR now has the capability to showcase highlighted news articles and opinion pieces that relate to UNI. Due to the significant amount of media attention UNI receives every day, only three to four articles that relate to the priorities of the institution and have broad readership appeal will be posted. Visit www.uni.edu daily to see the latest 'UNI in the News' articles. If items appear jumbled the first time you visit, refresh the page.

 
SUMMER RESERVE READING LISTS:

Faculty wanting to place items on reserve for the 2009 summer session should submit their lists to the Rod Library reserve desk by Monday, April 27. Any requests received after this date cannot be guaranteed available for the first week of classes in May. Reserve lists can be submitted online at http://www.uni.edu/library/reserverequest/.

 

COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEE SEEKS NOMINATIONS:

The Committee on Committees seeks nominations for the non-voting member of the University Faculty Senate. Nominations and self-nominations are welcome. The position is for any non-tenured or tenure track person who teaches at UNI. They are members of the Senate with a voice but not a vote. Contact Melissa L. Beall, communication studies, at 3-2992 or Melissa.Beall@uni.edu by Friday, April 17.

 

GRADUATE FACULTY MEETING:

Gloria Gibson, incoming executive vice president and provost, is the scheduled speaker for the annual graduate faculty meeting at 3 p.m., Friday, April 24, in SRL 115. Agenda items include voting on proposed changes to the graduate faculty constitution and presentation of awards for outstanding graduate faculty and UNI distinguished scholar. Student awards also will be presented for outstanding graduate student research paper, thesis and dissertation. A reception will follow the meeting in the Great Reading Room. Proposed changes to the graduate faculty constitution and meeting agenda are posted at www.grad.uni.edu. For more information, call 3-2748.

 

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."

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Gardens is taking applications for 2009 community gardens. The gardens are 10-by-10 foot plots planted, nurtured and weeded by groups, families and individuals from the Cedar Valley. Opportunities exist daily with flexible times. Volunteers should e-mail volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information.

 

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, and update on the electronic student employment approval form. Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

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.

 

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/.

EMPLOYMENT:

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

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

INSTITUTE FOR COURSEWARE ENHANCEMENT THRU TECHNOLOGY (ICE-T):

Registration is open for ITS-Educational Technology’s 2009 ICE-T. Choose from two opportunities: May 11-15 or June 1-5. Select workshops from five tracks. Work in staffed facilities with educational technology specialists available for consultation. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/icet for complete details and a registration form. Space is limited.

 

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION CAREER GRANTS:

Application deadlines for the NSF CAREER grants are in July. Contact the Office of Sponsored Programs if you are interested in this program or need further information. Assistant professors in social sciences, math, physical and natural sciences, engineering, technology and related education fields are eligible to apply for five years research-teaching support. E-mail anita.gordon@uni.edu or call 3-6148 for more information.

 

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).

 

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.

 

FACTS FOR FACULTY:

The UNI Office of Student Financial Aid has posted a "Facts For Faculty" newsletter at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/faculty_newsletter/Facts_for_Faculty_Newsletter_Spring_09.pdf to provide timely financial aid information to assist all faculty and staff in their work with students.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

SAND MANDALA CLOSING CEREMONY TO BE SUNDAY:

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

FOODSTOCK '09:

Six local bands will perform live at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, in Lang Auditorium. This benefit concert is an effort to fight hunger in northeast Iowa and all proceeds will go to The Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Admission is three canned goods or $10. Bands include: North of July, Skies Ablaze, Andy Hursh, Old Men Dead Dogs, A Past Unknown, and East By Air. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=94203425728&ref=ts. Sponsored by KULT Radio 94.5FM and Cedar River Productions.

 

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

 

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.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

ART EXHIBIITON:

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

 

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.

 

SECRETS OF THE DEAD: AZTEC MASSACRE:

See "Secrets of the Dead: Aztec Massacre" at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 25, at the University Museum. Part story, part true-life drama, this series unearths evidence from around the world challenging prevailing ideas and throwing fresh light on unexplained events. Using the most up-to-date science in the laboratory and in the field, scientists, anthropologists and researchers examine the missing pieces of each puzzle, completing the picture of what had been merely an assemblage of suppositions. Run-time is 60 minutes.

ATHLETICS:

BASEBALL:

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 games 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:

'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.

 

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.

 

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").

 

ABORTION: A BETRAYAL OF FEMINISM:

Karen Shablin will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 21 in SRL 115. Shablin was a card-carrying member of NARAL until she went through an abortion herself and then became pro-life. She is a health policy expert and former state Medicaid agency head and is now a speaker for the pro-woman organization Feminists for Life. Sponsored by UNI Right to Life.

 

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.

 

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.

 

CONDUCTING SYMPOSIUM:

The School of Music will present the 2009 Conducting Symposium featuring guest conductor Michael Haithcock on Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25. Coordinated by School of Music professor and conductor S. Daniel Galyen, this two-day event will feature master classes, lectures and performances. For more information, contact Danny.Galyen@uni.edu.

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

'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., Thursday through Saturday, April 16-18; Wednesday 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 273-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 

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 Schmidt 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.

 

UNITUBA CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of tuba Jeffrey Funderburk, the UNITUBA ensembles will offer a spring recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 23, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CARILLON BELLS WILL RING AGAIN:

Guest artist Karel Keldermans, carillonneur, will perform at noon, Friday, April 24, at the Campanile. Keldermans' carillon bells recital will feature original compositions and arrangements by Keldermans, as well as John Phillip Sousa's "Liberty Bell March" and more. This event is free and open to the public.

 

DUO PIANO RECITAL:

Visiting artist Matt Bengtson will join faculty artist Sean Botkin for a duo piano recital at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 24, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. Bengtson, a celebrated performer and educator, studied piano performance as a Harvard undergraduate and earned his M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in piano performance at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. This event is free and open to the public.

 

INTERNATIONAL DANCE THEATRE CONCERT:

The UNI International Dance Theatre will present its annual spring concert at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 25, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 26, in the Bengtson Auditorium in Russell Hall. The concert will feature the usual clogging, ballroom and multicultural dances. It also will feature the second act of "The Nutcracker" done from a folk perspective, (the Arabian dance done as a traditional belly dance and the Spanish dance done as Flamenco.) Tickets are $4 for students and seniors and $5 for the general public and may be purchased at the door or from any IDT member in advance. For more information, or for tickets, call Daniel Wells at 3-3560 or e-mail daniel.wells@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

UNI OPERA GALA:

UNI School of Music professor Sandra Walden will direct the 2009 Opera Gala at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 26, in the Great Hall, GBPAC, featuring current students and alumni performers. Proceeds will benefit the opera program and the development of the UNI Opera Guild. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

SHOPPING/DINING ON CAMPUS:

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 PROFESSIONALS DAY:

Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day (April 22) with lunch at Piazza in Redeker Center, Rialto in Towers Center or Prexy's in Maucker Union. 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:

EARTH DAY 5K:

A free 5K Earth Day walk/run will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, on the stairs on the east side of the Botanical Center. The route will consist of a loop participants can lap twice thanks to help from Panther Pacers. To pre-register and be eligible for a free Earth Day T-shirt, visit www.rrttc.com. Prizes will be awarded thanks to The Runner's Flat in Cedar Falls.

 

PADDLING PANTHER SUMMER SWIM LESSONS:

Registration for summer swim lessons 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

 

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.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

MANDATORY REPORTERS OF CHILD ABUSE TRAINING:

A mandatory reporters of child abuse training session will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 27, in SEC 245. Students who plan to take Level II courses during the fall semester are encouraged to attend this training. Fall 2009 student teachers are also encouraged to attend. Other teacher education students are also welcome. UNI will offer this training every semester. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at 3-2236 or heston@uni.edu.

 
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.

 

NISG SEEKING WEBMASTER APPLICANTS:

NISG is seeking a loyal, motivated, results-oriented applicant to fill the position of webmaster for 2009-2010 year. Applicants are encouraged to review the NISG bylaws at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/procedures.php (Article VIII) to learn about the responsibilities of the position. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 22. Apply at https://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/positions.php. E-mail Megan Parrott at mparrott@uni.edu with questions.

 

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.

 

SUMMER COURSE CORRECTION:

A summer course correction has been made to 440:045 Health and Physical Education for Elementary Teachers. The class will be from 9:50 to 11:50 a.m., Monday through Friday, May 11 through June 5.

 

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.

 

'PAWPSICLES ON THE PLAZA':

Get free popsicles and help raise money for a scholarship from noon to 2 p.m., Monday, April 20, on the Union roof. Celebrate the Student Challenge and learn about the tradition of giving. Enjoy a treat and listen to an amazing band, the Pac-a-techs. Visit www.uni-foundation.org/studentgift to learn more.

 

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

 

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