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Thursday, March 4, 2010

NEWS:

COE DEAN SEARCH:

The Web site for the COE dean search is available at http://www.uni.edu/coe/deansearch/ and linked from the COE Web site. Visit the site for the position announcement, committee members, profile, calendar and updates on the search process. Maxine Davis, instructional resources and technology services, coordinated the efforts to develop the site.

 

ALL-UNIVERSITY ELECTIONS, SPRING 2010:

The University Committee on Committees seeks nominations and self-nominations for the following all-university elections: chairperson of the university faculty: one-year term; may be elected only for two consecutive terms. Chairperson of the graduate faculty: one-year term; may be elected only for two consecutive terms. There also are elections for at-large positions: Committee on Committees, Advisory and Liaison Committee to the Department of Military Science, Educational Policies Commission. Send nominations (get nominee's affirmation) to one of the co-chairs by 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 10: Melissa Beall, communication studies, Melissa.Beall@uni.edu, phone 3-2992 or Daniel Power, management, Daniel.Power@uni.edu, phone 3-2987.

 

PAF PROCESSING OVER SPRING BREAK:

PAFs are to be initiated and routed as soon as the department becomes aware of the need. All employees who create or approve PAFs should note the PAF processing deadlines for March are during spring break. PAFs should be created and have all required approvals prior to spring break to meet Wednesday and Friday, March 17 and 19 deadlines. The payroll cutoff dates for PAF processing are available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/payroll/cutoffs_deadlines.shtml.

 

SPRING BREAK TIMECARDS:

Saturday, March 13, is the pay-period cutoff for the Wednesday, March 31, monthly, and Wednesday, March 24, biweekly paydays. To be included in these paychecks timecards for the week ending Saturday, March 13, the timecards must be approved by 10 a.m., Thursday, March 18, which is during spring break. Please make sure your timecards are submitted and approved to meet these deadlines.

 

STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARDS:

Do you know of students who are deserving of recognition? If so, nominate them for a Student Leadership Award. Applications are available at www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter or in the Student Involvement and Activities Center, third floor of Maucker Union. For more information, contact Steffoni Smith at 3-7422 or steffers@uni.edu. Applications are due by 4 p.m., Monday, April 5.

 

UNI CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY:

UNI staff, faculty and retired employees contributed a total of $74,390 to this year's Cedar Valley United Way. In all, the Cedar Valley United Way received contributions totaling more than $3 million: a new record for the organization. Contributions will soon be distributed locally to organizations that provide critical support for youth education programs, healthcare initiatives and families to become financially independent. For more information, visit www.cedarvalleyunitedway.org or e-mail Cliff Chancey at c.chancey@uni.edu.

 

SCHOLARSHIP PROCESS:

Now is the time to process 2010-2011 scholarships on the financial aid system (FMAP). If you have any questions, contact Juanita Wright at 3-2386 or juanita.wright@uni.edu.

 

PROCUREMENT CARD INFORMATION:

Purchasing and Payables/Business Operations has updated the procurement card documents including the manual, online training presentation and the application and agreement. The new documents are posted on the Office of Business Operations Web site. Some of the new changes include business meals as allowable charges, training requirements for new and renewing cardholders, and a standard $5,000 single-transaction limit and monthly limit. Questions regarding the program should be directed to Purchasing and Payables/Business Operations at 3-2162. For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/accounts_payable/index.shtml for more information.

 

DID YOU KNOW? CHFA:

Last academic year, 2008-2009, CHFA offered 285 sections of Liberal Arts Core courses.

 

ATTENTION HONOR SOCIETY ADVISERS AND STUDENT LEADERS:

The UNI Honors Program will team up with honor societies across campus for Honors Week 2010, April 10 through 17. Honors Week is an opportunity for students and advisers of honor societies to celebrate scholastic achievement and recognize academic work. E-mail Brittany VanArkel at vanarkeb@uni.edu if your society wants to get involved.

 
2009 PRESIDENT'S HIGHER EDUCATION COMMUNITY SERVICE HONOR ROLL:

UNI has been named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Honorees are chosen based on the scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of students in service activities, incentives for service and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses. For a complete list of Honor Roll recipients, visit http://www.learnandserve.gov/about/programs/higher_ed_honorroll.asp.

 

PANTHER SPEAKERS WEBINAR ARCHIVED-WORK LIFE BALANCE:

University Marketing & Public Relations partnered with the UNI office of Alumni Relations and UNI's Information Technology Services to offer alumni "Work-Life Balance: What It Is and How You Can Achieve It," presented by Adam Butler, psychology, for the first PantherSpeakers -- a webinar series featuring UNI faculty and staff presenters. The presentation and materials are archived at http://www.uni.edu/pantherspeakers/archive.

 

FACTS FOR FACULTY NEWSLETTER:

The Office of Student Financial Aid has posted the spring 2010 edition of Facts For Faculty newsletter http://www.uni.edu/finaid/faculty_newsletter/Facts_for_Faculty_Newsletter_Spring_10.pdf. The newsletter provides financial aid information to assist faculty and staff in their work and communication with students. This edition contains information on summer financial aid, consortium agreements, summer study abroad, private loan counseling, student employment, UNIversity Scholarship Calendar, year-round Pell and more. Questions, comments or requests for topics of interest in future newsletters may be submitted to joyce.morrow@uni.edu.

 
HAITI INFORMATION DISPLAY:

The UNI Multicultural Teaching Alliance and the Muchas Manos Lightwork Organizations will have an informational board about Haiti on display from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 8, in the Maucker Union. The display will focus on the nation's independence, history and culture. For more information contact MTA Historian Ramon Cantu at cantur@uni.edu.

 

LAC-RSC BROWN BAG EVENTS AVAILABLE AS WEBINARS:

You can participate in any of the LAC Brown Bag events this semester in webinar format by logging in from your computer. A link is sent to all faculty the morning before the brown bag event. All presentations are recorded and available for viewing anytime at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/lac_review.shtml. If you have questions or comments after viewing a presentation, please send them to Susan Hill, susan.hill@uni.edu or Virginia Arthur, virginia.arthur@uni.edu.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Volunteers are needed to assist with the Maple Syrup Festival at Hartman Reserve Nature Center on Saturday and Sunday, March 6 and 7, for the following shifts: 6:30 to 10:15 a.m. or 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information.

 

A & F NEWSLETTER:

The February 2010 edition of the A&F News and Views is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/documents/afnews0210.pdf. This newsletter has news and information about staff, their accomplishments and department activities in the Administration and Financial Services division. This edition spotlights division High Five recipients and the Eunice A. Dell award recipient.

 

ROD LIBRARY HOURS OVER SPRING BREAK:

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#spring. No extended check out for reserve materials during spring break. All youth books (seven-day) checked out Saturday, March 6, are due Monday, March 22. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your catID.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

To read MyUNIverse News.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

eLEARNING WORKSHOPS FOR FACULTY:

Starting Thursday, March 25, ITS-Educational Technology is offering four workshops that will show you how to build a course in eLearning. These workshops are for faculty members who are using the current version of eLearning or for those who have never used eLearning before. UNI eLearning allows faculty to create online courseware as a supplement to an existing face-to-face course, or create a course that is completely online. For dates and times, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml. To register visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start&admin_group=ITSETF.

 

LEARN TO MAXIMIZE YOUR HUNGER/FULLNESS LEVEL WITHOUT FEELING STUFFED:

Have you ever eaten to the point of feeling uncomfortable? Tried multiple fad diets without success? If so, attend Intuitive Eating from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 11, in GIL 009. This session, led by Joan Thompson, health educator and victim services advocate for UNI, will tell you how to stop eating when you are full, identify emotional eating vs. hunger eating and find a balance between nutritional and pleasure eating. This training session is open to all UNI employees. Seating is limited; please pre-register by e-mailing HRS-Training@uni.edu with your name and department. More information can be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/

 

FREE SESSION: NUTRITIONAL UNDERSTANDING:

To eat red meat or not? That is just one of the many things you will learn when you attend: Nutritional Understanding. This training session, taught by Lisa Krausman, Rialto Dining, will teach you how to incorporate healthy foods into your normal eating routine and how to evaluate packaging labels to get the most nutritional value out of what you are eating. Nutritional Understanding will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25, in GIL 009. Seating is limited; register by e-mailing HRS-Training@uni.edu with your name and department. More information can be found at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

DUPONT CEO TO LECTURE AT UNI:

Ellen Kullman, chair of the board and CEO of DuPont, will be the inaugural speaker for a new distinguished guest lecture series featuring top corporate leaders. In 2009, Kullman ranked No. 7 on both Fortune and Forbes lists of most powerful women. Kullman will lecture at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 4, in the GBPAC.

 

UNI VIOLA FESTIVAL:

Julia Bullard, School of Music, will coordinate a weekend-long Viola Festival March 6 and 7, including performances and master classes on viola. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Julia.Bullard@uni.edu.

 

DINNER AND A MOVIE:

In preparation for the visit by the Dalai Lama, UNI Department of Residence Dining Services will offer Tibetan foods from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, at Piazza Dining Center; and 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Rialto Dining Center. Tibetan food to be served includes churu soup, a blue cheese and chili soup with Tibetan spices; pork ribs with radishes and spices; carrot barfi, a pudding-like dessert with carrots and cashews; and cream cheese barfi, similar to cheesecake. The cost is $9.50 for the general public, payable by cash or check; students can use their meal plan, dining dollars, cash or check. "Kundun," the true-life story of the Dalai Lama and his struggle to lead a nation at one of the most challenging times in its history, will follow at 8 p.m. at the CME. Tibetan tea and rice pudding will be served.

 

THE CIRCLE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP:

The Circle is a book discussion group for adults who read youth literature. It meets at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 11, in Rod Library in the Youth Collection to discuss picture books, full-length fiction and nonfiction. Follow the link for more details. http://www.library.uni.edu/collections/youth-collection/circle.

 

TROMBONE MASTER CLASS:

Visiting artist Mark Fisher will present a trombone master class at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 11, in Graham Hall, RSL Hall. Assistant principal/second trombonist and bass trumpet with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and principal trombone of the Santa Fe Opera, Fisher is also a member of Chicago's Asbury Brass Quintet. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CEDAR VALLEY DANCING WITH THE STARS:

The Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Girl Scouts have partnered with the UNI Dance Team to present "Dancing with the Cedar Valley Stars," at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, in Lang Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and can be reserved at the Waterloo Girl Scout Office, 232-6601. Proceeds will benefit the Thursday, March 25 event, "An Evening with Shawn Johnson," in the McLeod Center.

 

WEATHERIZATION BLITZ DAY:

Green Iowa AmeriCorps has organized a Weatherization Blitz Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 13, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 715 College St. Learn energy-saving techniques. Bring a sack lunch. RSVP by Wednesday, March 10, by e-mailing greeniowadirector@gmail.com or calling 3-7233 with name and phone number. Walk-ins are welcome. Open to anyone 13 or older. Want to weatherize your home? Just let us know.

 

OVER THE RAINBOW'S THIRD ANNUAL WORLD FAIR:

Over the Rainbow Health and Education Services and American Humanics will host the third-annual World Fair from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 10, at the Pepsi Pavilion in Waterloo. Cost is $1 for children under 12 and $3 for adults. The event will feature entertainment from Brazilian 2wins & Band, bagpiping and more. There also will be a kids carnival, food tasting, booths and a world market. To volunteer, or for more information, contact Megan at worldfair2010@gmail.com.

 

RALLY IN THE VALLEY:

The UNI Panther Scholarship Club will host the Rally in the Valley on Saturday, May 1. The Panther Rally in the Valley was created to raise scholarship dollars to financially assist hundreds of UNI student athletes. If you would like to donate an auction item, contact Tony DiCecco at tony.dicecco@uni.edu.

 

CAMP MULTIMEDIA REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SUMMER:

Camp Multimedia (CMM) is a digital media summer camp for middle school students, June 14-18. The camp offers intense instruction in digital media production: Photoshop, Flash, After Effects and digital video. Students will learn how to integrate images, 2-D and 3-D animation, special effects and video together in professional-level projects; visit digital production studios in the Cedar Valley; and get inspired by UNI media professors, industry professionals and fellow peers. Students entering sixth grade in fall 2010 are eligible, as are students just graduating from ninth grade in June 2010. For more information, visit http://www.campmultimedia.com.

PERFORMING ARTS:

'REEFER MADNESS':

UNI Interpreters Theatre presents "Reefer Madness" written by Joe Landry and directed by graduate student Rachelle Saunders. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, through Saturday, March 6, in LNG 040. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/interptheatre or call 3-2640.

 

SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR:

The Soweto Gospel Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 5, at the GBPAC. Winner of two Grammy Awards, the Soweto Gospel Choir was formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music. For tickets, call 3-4TIX (4849).

 

'ROMEO AND JULIET':

The Acting Company will perform "Romeo and Juliet" at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 7, at the GBPAC. For tickets, call 3-4TIX (4849) or visit www.gbpac.org for more information.

 
SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: CONCERT CHORALE:

The UNI Concert Chorale will offer a spring Spotlight Series concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 3-4TIX (4849).

 

ACOUSTIC ARTIST SERIES: HANA PESTLE:

The Acoustic Artist Series will present artist Hana Pestle at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, in the University Room (lower level of the Maucker Union). Stop by Chats before the show to enjoy discounted coffee exclusively for the Acoustic Artist Series.

 

HIGH SCHOOL BANDS CONCERT:

A concert of visiting Iowa high school bands featuring Mason City High School and Linn-Mar High School, will be coordinated by Ronald Johnson and S. Daniel Galyen, School of Music, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

GUEST TROMBONE RECITAL:

Visiting artist Mark Fisher will present a trombone recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 11, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Assistant principal/second trombonist and bass trumpet with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and principal trombone of the Santa Fe Opera, Fisher also is a member of Chicago’s Asbury Brass Quintet. Faculty pianist Robin Guy also will be featured. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CELEBRATING WOMEN THROUGH DANCE:

Women's History Month will culminate with the production of Heroic Beloved, a solo dance performance by world-renowned Leslie Friedman. This performance is a full-length dance concert choreographed and performed by Friedman, celebrating women throughout history. The show begins at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, in Lang Auditorium. Friedman was sponsored on three solo world tours for the U.S. State Department, performing in India, China, Sri Lanka, Hungary, Great Britain, Spain, Egypt and Tunisia. She has taught all over the world and brings her message of powerful women to audiences everywhere.

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS:

KODALY MUSIC EDUCATION WORKSHOP:

Kevin Droe, music education, will coordinate a Kodály Music Education Workshop at 8 a.m., Saturday, March 6, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL Hall. For more information, contact Kevin.Droe@uni.edu.

 

HOW TO WRITE A JOURNAL MANUSCRIPT REVIEW WORKSHOP:

"How to Write and Interpret a Journal Manuscript Review" will be presented by Carissa Froyum, Marybeth Stalp and Megan Tesene, staff members of the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, in the Maucker Union Oak Room. The workshop is for faculty and graduate students and will address: the purpose of peer review in academia; how to structure and write a review; how to interpret a review that you receive; and what to do (or say) after receiving a review. Bring your lunch. Cookies will be provided.

 

NEGOTIATING, RESOLVING CONFLICT AND DECISION MAKING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM:

Develop your confidence to manage conflict, negotiate outcomes and make better decisions by participating in a new certificate program offered through UNI's Executive Development Center. There are 11 sessions in the "Negotiating, Resolving Conflict and Decision Making" certificate program, which begins Tuesday, March 23, and concludes on Wednesday, June 23. UNI employees receive a 10-percent discount, so tuition is $2,698. Enrollment deadline is Friday, March 12. To enroll, call Sara at 3-7315.

ATHLETICS:

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

Women's basketball hosts Missouri State at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, March 4. UNI will wrap up the regular season when it hosts Wichita State at 3:05 p.m., Saturday, March 6. Both games will be in the McLeod Center.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP PANEL:

A panel on educational leadership will take place from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, March 4, in SEC 252. Panel members are Linda Allen, vice president for academic affairs at Hawkeye Community College, and Victoria Robinson, educational leadership. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 3-6898

 

LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC FORUM:

UNI State Relations Officer Joe Murphy will host a legislative update from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, March 5, in the Maucker Union Elm Room. Topics include the state budget process, budget cuts and other policy items affecting UNI during this legislative session.

 

GENERAL EDUCATION: A CORE KNOWLEDGE APPROACH:

Join Jerry Smith, management, as he describes a core knowledge approach to general education, one focused on teaching students the knowledge and skills that are most essential for being well-educated. The presentation will take place at noon, Friday, March 5, in ITTC 134. This is the next in a series of brown-bags sponsored by the LAC-RSC that will also be available as a webinar. Details and a link for the webinar, as well as upcoming event information can be viewed at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/lac_review.shtml. Questions may be directed to committee co-chairs, Susan Hill, susan.hill@uni.edu, or Virginia Arthur, virginia.arthur@uni.edu.

 

LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC FORUM:

A Legislative Public Forum hosted by local agencies and organizations, including UNI, will be at 10 a.m., March 6, in the Area Education Agency 267 Conference Center, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, Cedar Falls. The topic will be health and human services. Legislators will speak and guests may ask questions and voice opinions. For more information, e-mail jane.larson@uni.edu.

 

CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT:

Bill Stigliani, Center for Energy and Environmental Education, will discuss Pentagon reports on how climate change may affect national security. The presentation will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 6, at University Book and Supply. This event is free and open to the public. For questions, call 3-6898.

 

CEDAR VALLEY DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS:

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 8, at UNI Museum to discuss "Al' America: Travels through America's Arab and Islamic Roots" by Jonathan Curiel who describes the important contributions to America of the Arab-Muslim world. Tanis Diedrichs is discussion leader. All are welcome.

 

BARBARA J. BERG:

Barbara J. Berg will visit UNI at 7 p.m., Monday, March 8, at the CME, for a lecture regarding her research and her new book, "Sexism in America: Alive, Well, and Ruining Our Future." Books are available for purchase at University Book and Supply.

 

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS AND AMERICAN VALUES:

Erik Camayd-Freixas, a federally certified interpreter who translated at federal hearings in Waterloo after the 2008 Postville immigration raid, will visit UNI and participate in two public events. Starting at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, in the UNI CME, he will participate in a discussion and question-and-answer session, and at 7 p.m. he will speak at St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center (1019 W. 23rd St.). Further information is available at: http://www.uni.edu/kessler/INSERT-Immigrant-Rights-and-American-Values.pdf.

 

BEGEMAN LECTURE:

"Black Holes, Galaxies and the Evolution of the Universe," by Megan Urry, Yale University, will be presented at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Urry, visiting UNI as part of the Begeman Lecture Series, is a world authority on the Hubble Space Telescope. She is currently Israel Munson Professor of Physics and Astronomy, the director of the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics and chair of physics at Yale. The Begeman lectures are general, physical science-focused talks accessible to a broad audience, including middle- and high-school students.

 

SIGMA XI LECTURE SERIES:

Adam Butler, psychology, will present "College Student Employment and Alcohol Use" as part of the Sigma XI Lecture Series: Practical Applications of Science, at 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, in MSH 101.

 

TALL GRASS PRAIRIE DISCUSSION:

Christopher Barber, graduate student, will lead the discussion on "Early Tallgrass Prairie Reconstruction Establishment using Micronutrient and Mycorrhizal Inoculant on Native Seeds," at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, Tallgrass Prairie Center (located ¼ mile west of the McLeod Center on W. 27th St.). Barber will discuss the effects of mycorrhizal inoculant and a micronutrient powdered seed coating on native plant establishment in a new tallgrass prairie reconstruction. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, at 3-3828, or e-mail rwelch@uni.edu.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

Emily Machen, history, will present "Women, the Veil, and Freedom: Europe and Islam in the Twenty-First Century" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, in SRL 115. The event is free and open to the public.

 

GREEN IOWA AMERICORPS:

Since Green Iowa AmeriCorps began serving Black Hawk and Linn counties in January 2009, members have donated more than 40,000 service hours to these communities through energy education, free home weatherization and numerous outreach projects. A Green Iowa AmeriCorps community update will take place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 12, at the Cedar Falls Public Library, 524 Main St. RSVP by March 10. For more information e-mail greeniowadirector@gmail.com or call 3-7233.

 

'FINANCING YOUR BUSINESS IDEAS BEYOND YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND FOOLS:'

You’ve got a great idea for starting a business, but finding the cash to do it looks impossible. Learn about some new funding sources that you may not have thought about previously. David James will share his experiences in starting his restaurant using the Targeted Small Business (TSB) Program. Log on to www.myentre.net at noon, Thursday, March 11, for this free, interactive webinar.

EMPLOYMENT:

JOB OPENINGS AT UNI:

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

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

LABYRINTH EXPERIENCE:

Walk the labyrinth from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, March 5, in the Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom. At first glance the labyrinth may look like a maze but it's more than that. Walking the labyrinth can be a form of centering, slowing down and/or meditating, bringing gifts of insight, wisdom and peace. For more information, contact Joan Thompson at joan.thompson@uni.edu or 3-2137.

 

SPRING BREAK MASSAGE:

Make your spring break in Cedar Falls better with a massage in the WRC 104. Licensed massage therapist Katie Hover will offer massages 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 16 and Wednesday, March 17. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/massage_therapy.html for pricing and more information. Call 3-6119 to schedule.

 

PERSONAL TRAINERS:

Let a personal trainer design a program with your specific fitness goals in mind. Trainers are results driven and want you to succeed. Contact Kristy Leen 3-7167 or e-mail kristy.leen@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html for more information.

 

HEALTH BEAT SERVICES:

Looking for a good place to workout where it's not so congested? Consider using the WRS Health Beat in Maucker Union. Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday. If you have any questions, call 3-2239. Health Beat lockers are available for rent (by the semester). Ask a fitness supervisor at Health Beat, or contact Kristy Leen, WRS personal fitness coordinator, at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu.

DINING SPECIALS:

TIBETAN FOOD SAMPLES - MARCH 22-25:

In preparation for the visit by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, there will be samples of Tibetan foods near Avanti at Prexy's in Maucker Union between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 22-25. Tibetan food will be offered for sampling each day: Monday features cream cheese barfi, a dessert; Tuesday, churu soup; Wednesday, khir, a Tibetan rice pudding; and Thursday, Tibetan pork ribs. For more information on the Dalai Lama's historic visit, go to www.uni.edu/dalailama.

 

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION WEEK:

Customer Appreciation Week is being celebrated at Prexy's, Chats and Essentials in Maucker Union; Biscotti's in Redeker Center; and 23rd Street Market in Commons. Specials, discounts, product samples, carnival contests, prizes, events and give-aways are part of the celebration. A schedule of events and give-aways is at www.uni.edu/dor link to retail promotions.

 

 

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