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Thursday, March 18, 2010

NEWS:

MMTC B LOT CLOSURE:

Starting Monday, April 5, the B parking lot north of the Multimodal Transportation Center will be closed until mid August in preparation for the installation of the building's solar panels. The area will be used for the placement of steel beams and heavy equipment needed for the project. The facility will be open for A, G and pay-by-space use up to the second level. If you have questions, contact Brent Richmond at 3-5374.

 

MPORTANT INFORMATION FROM ITS-ET REGARDING WIRELESS MICROPHONES:

The FCC has banned the use of wireless microphones or similar devices in the 700MHz band (698MHz to 806 MHz). Users of wireless microphones within the 700MHz band will need to discontinue use no later than Saturday, June 12. To find out if your wireless microphone is affected, consult the user's manual. The microphone's bandwidth should be printed on the transmitter case as well. For more information visit http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones/. A FAQ can be found at http://svconline.com/microphones/features/fcc_frequently_asked_questions_203/.

 

DID YOU KNOW? CHFA:

UNI Theatre graduates have started their own theatre companies in New York City (The Key Theatre), Minneapolis (Bad Attitude Theatre) and Des Moines (Tallgrass Theatre).

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Cedar Valley United Way needs a director of first impressions to provide general clerical duties including making copies, filing and answering phones. Volunteer Monday through Friday with flexible times from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers age 16 and over are welcome. Contact the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY - TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION FOR eLEARNING:

Faculty members are invited to participate in a Technology Innovation for eLearning session. Two sessions will be offered: May 10-14 and May 17-21. A stipend of $750 is available. Applications are due April 1. Information is available at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/resources.shtml under the heading "Committees." Please direct any questions to marilyn.drury@uni.edu.

 

UNDOING RACISM WORKSHOPS:

Undoing Racism is a two-and-one-half-day workshop addressing the history and types of racism and providing ways to deal with and prevent racism in daily life. The UNI session will take place April 7-9; another session at Allen College is May 19-21. To register, contact Michael Blackwell,CME, at 3-2250. Seats are limited.

 

CALL TO ACTION: A MORE INCLUSIVE CAMPUS:

The Student Affairs Diversity Committee has a professional development opportunity for UNI employees, the seventh program in the Insights for Effectiveness series. This program, "Call to Action: A More Inclusive Campus," will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m.,Tuesday, March 30, or from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 31. For further details and to register online, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/committees/diversity. Register by Wednesday, March 24.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

RELAY FOR LIFE CHILI FUNDRAISER:

The UNI Relay for Life team, "Hopping for a Cure," is holding an all-you-can-eat-chili fundraiser at Buzz's Bar (just off Ansborough Avenue) from 1 to 6 p.m., Saturday, March 20. The cost is $5. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos. Baked goods will be for sale.

 
COMMUNITY CONVERSATION IN CONJUNCTION WITH VISIT BY DALAI LAMA:

In conjunction with the visit to UNI by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, University Book and Supply is hosting a series of Community Conversations based on several books he has authored. The third one focuses on "The Art of Happiness at Work" and will be held from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 25, at UBS. Preregistration is required. There is a limit of 30 guests per session. Bring your lunch. Call 266-7581 for more information.

 
OLYMPIAN SHAWN JOHNSON COMES TO MCLEOD:

Shawn Johnson, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist, will speak at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 25, at the McLeod Center. The Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois are hosting this fundraising event with UNI's help. Johnson will talk about the Six Pillars of Character taught in schools and the Girl Scout mission of courage, confidence and character. She also will take questions from the audience. For tickets, call the UNI ticket office at 3-4TIX (4849).

 

SATURDAYS WITH STARBUCKS:

Join baristas from regional Starbucks locations for a coffee tasting from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 27, at the University Museum. Sample coffees from Africa/Arabia and discuss growing, harvesting and brewing methods. Learn about cultural rituals and traditions and try food pairings. Cost is $10. Call 3-2188 to register by March 25.

 

UNI CHORAL INVITATIONAL:

Participants from Iowa high schools will gather at UNI at 9 a.m., Friday, March 26, in the Great Hall, GBPAC, to engage in a day of choral music. For more information, or to register, contact dyan.meyer@uni.edu.

 

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

ART EXHIBITION AND AWARDS CEREMONY:

From Monday, March 22 through Sunday, April 18, the UNI Art Gallery will present the 2010 "Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition." The competition showcases outstanding recent works by students in the UNI Department of Art. The juror for this year's competitive exhibition is Fred Hagstrom, professor of printmaking at Carleton College. The awards ceremony will be at 7 p.m., Monday, March 22, in KAB 111. An opening reception will follow. All events are free and open to the public.

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH FILM EVENT: 'MAQUILAPOLIS':

"Maquilapolis," city of factories, a film by Vicky Funari and Sergio De La Torre, will be shown at 7 p.m.,Tuesday, March 23, in the Rod Library Multi-Purpose Room 324. This film explores the multinationally owned factories that came to Mexico for its cheap labor. The factory workers who appear in the film have been involved in every stage of production, from planning to shooting, from scripting to outreach. This collaborative process breaks with the traditional documentary practice of dropping into a location, shooting and leaving with the "goods," which would only repeat the pattern of the maquiladora itself. For more information, call the Women's & Gender Studies office at 3-7102.

 

IOWA'S ONE-ROOM SCHOOLHOUSES:

Ruth Anne Gooden, a former one-room school teacher, will discuss her experience teaching in Iowa's rural schools from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 27, at Marshall Center School, West 23rd & Indiana streets. A screening of the Emmy Award-winning IPTV documentary, "Iowa’s One Room Schoolhouses," will follow.

PERFORMING ARTS:

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: BEN HUR:

Visiting artist and guest conductor J.C. Sanford will lead UNI jazz musicians in a performance of his original score for the 1925 silent film "Ben Hur" at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. 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.

 

UNI SINGERS & WOMEN'S CHORUS:

The UNI Singers and Women’s Chorus will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 26, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 
UNISTA 10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL:

UNISTA's fourth annual 10-Minute Play Festival features the premiere of eight plays, ranging from wildly funny to stunningly poignant, written, directed and performed by UNI students. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 27, and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 28, in the BMT (inside Strayer-Wood Theatre). Tickets are $5. For more information visit www.UNISTAonline.org.

 

UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL RECITAL:

The UNI Suzuki School will present its bi-annual recital weekend on Saturday and Sunday, March 27 and 28, in Russell Hall. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/music/suzuki. This event is free and open to the public.

 

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL - BROOKE JOYCE, COMPOSER:

Visiting composer Brooke Joyce will present a recital at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 28, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Joyce holds degrees in theory/composition from Princeton University, the Cleveland Institute of Music and Lawrence University. His music has been performed by the Indianapolis Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony, the San Francisco Youth Symphony and the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic. Brooke teaches theory, history and composition at Luther College in Decorah, and is a summer faculty member at The Walden School in New Hampshire. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS:

NETWORKING 101: BEFORE FACEBOOK AND TWITTER:

A free webinar, "Networking 101: Before Facebook and Twitter," will be presented by Rob Jensen, organizer of Highlight Midwest 2009, and Kent Sovern, president of the New Iowa Group, Ltd. at noon, Thursday, March 25, on www.myentre.net. Before Facebook and Twitter networking was primarily done in an environment where people met face-to-face. Learn about this "ancient culture" and find out why it is still a thriving thing to be part of.

 

SMALL BUSINESS ACCOUNTING WORKSHOP:

Free workshops for UNI students, staff and faculty will be offered twice in March, from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, March 29, in BCS 33 (space is limited to 36 people); and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, in BCS 128 (space is limited to six people). Advanced registration is required at jpec@uni.edu or 3-JPEC (5732).

 

'COMMON GROUND':

The Department of Residence's Inclusive Communities Team will host "Common Ground" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday, March 28, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. This event will provide a safe environment for participants to listen and learn about different approaches to faith and beliefs. The purpose of Common Ground is to help individuals knit together commonalities of religious background through informed panelists and friendly table conversations. This program is open to students, faculty and staff. For more information, contact TJ Warren at tjw88@uni.edu or 3-2080.

 

INTUITIVE EATING WORKSHOP:

This six-week workshop is designed for the chronic dieter. Participants will learn steps to reject the diet mentality, deal with feelings without using food, normalize the relationship with food and respond appropriately to hunger and fullness. The workshop takes place from 4 to 5 p.m., Thursdays, March 25 through April 29, in WRC Rm 101. The cost is $25. For more information, or to register, contact Joan Thompson at 3-2137 or joan.thompson@uni.edu.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:

UNI State Relations Officer Joe Murphy will host a legislative update from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, March 19, in the Elm Room of Maucker Union. Topics include the state budget process, budget cuts and other policy items affecting UNI during the legislative session. He will be available for questions.

 
LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC FORUM:

The final legislative public forum hosted by local agencies and organizations, including UNI, will be held at 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 19, in the AEA 267 Conference Center, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, in Cedar Falls. Legislators will speak and guests may ask questions and voice opinions. For more information, e-mail jane.larson@uni.edu.

 

ANOTHER MODEL OF GENERAL EDUCATION - TRUMAN STATE:

US News & World Report consistently ranks Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., as the No. 1 Public University in the Midwest Region Master's Category. Melissa Payne, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, graduated from Truman State, and will discuss its general education program at noon, Monday, March 29, in ITTC 134. This is the next in a series of brown bag events sponsored by the LAC-RSC that will be available as a webinar. Details and a link for the webinar, as well as upcoming event information and podcasts of past presentations can be accessed 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).

 

WATER QUALITY, FLOOD FLOW SOLUTIONS TO BE DISCUSSED:

Louis Licht, founder and president of Ecolotree, Inc., will discuss strategies for improving water quality and reducing flood flow in the Upper Cedar and Iowa River Basins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, in the UNI CEEE auditorium. The event is open to the public.

 

COFFEEHOUSE CULTURE:

Joanie Shafer, UNI student of anthropology, will discuss a study she completed on the social norms of coffee culture at a locally owned coffeehouse at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, at the University Museum. Discover how the importance of a particular environment can affect the persons residing within it. This event is free and open to the public.


REDUCING NUTRIENT AND SEDIMENT LOSS IN SURFACE RUNOFF:

Matt Helmers, Iowa State University, will discuss "Using Perennial Vegetation to Reduce Nutrient and Sediment Loss in Surface Runoff" at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center (located ¼ mile west of the McLeod Center on West 27th Street). Helmers will discuss how strategic placement of perennial vegetation within a row-crop dominated landscape has the potential to reduce surface runoff into downstream waterbodies. An interdisciplinary research team is investigating the impact of amount and placement of perennial vegetation on 14 watersheds at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge near Prairie City. This project is documenting water-quality benefits of strategic perennial vegetation placement under real-world flow conditions. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, at 3-3828, or e-mail rwelch@uni.edu.

 

GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP PANEL:

Pat Harper, former representative and senator in Iowa Legislature; Jake Rudy, vice president, Northern Iowan Student Government (NISG); and Julia Ruetten, regional field manager for Minnesota Republican Party, will participate in a panel from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, March 25, in SEC 252. Free and open to the public.

 

MUSICALLY SPEAKING LECTURE:

The next lecture in the UNI School of Music's 2009-2010 Musically Speaking series will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in RSL 116. This lecture series is coordinated by Melinda Boyd, music history. This event is free and open to the public.

 

DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS:

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.,Monday, March 29, at the UNI Museum to discuss "Left to Tell" by Immaculee Illabigiza who survived the Rwandan Holocaust by hiding for 91 days in a tiny bathroom with eight other women. The speaker is Jacqueline Ingibire, a UNI student from Rwanda. All are welcome. (Rescheduled from February due to a snow storm.)

 

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/.

 

HOURS:

CAMPUS DINING SPRING BREAK HOURS:

Chats in Maucker Union will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., through March 19. Spring break hours for retail operations are listed at: http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/hours/2010SpringBreak-RET.pdf.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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