Tuesday, March 23, 2010
UNI SWEET 16 SEND-OFF:
Come cheer on the men's basketball team at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, at the Eldon Miller Plaza outside the McLeod Center as they prepare to travel to St. Louis, Mo. for UNI's first Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament. UNI will take on the Michigan State Spartans at 8:37 p.m., Friday, March 26.
UNI HOMEPAGE HAS A NEW LOOK:
Visit the new home page http://www.uni.edu/.
Information on the development of the site is available on the UNI Webtools site,
http://www.uni.edu/webtools/about-new-uni-home-page. Feedback may be sent to email@example.com.
MICROSOFT SOFTWARE SALES TO STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF:
Beginning Thursday, April 1, students, faculty, staff and emeritus will be able to purchase Microsoft Software for personal use on the Web using a credit card. Purchasers will be able to download the software (with instruction for building your own media) onto their computer or purchase software with media through the online store. The ITS Computer Consulting Center is discontinuing its Microsoft software sales operations and is closing out their remaining inventory. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/buymsoffice.htm.
GET MICROSOFT OFFICE 2007 TODAY WITH UPGRADE TO OFFICE 2010 FOR $70:
Students, faculty, staff and emeritus who purchase Microsoft Office 2007 ($70) between now and Sept. 30, are eligible for a free upgrade to Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010. Quantities are limited. Stop by the ITS Computer Consulting Center in ITTC 36.
FACULTY INPUT NEEDED FOR SECOND DRAFT STRATEGIC PLAN:
The second draft of the proposed 2010-2015 is available at http://www.uni.edu/strategicplan/draft. The Faculty Senate will consider the plan on April 5; the Senate Strategic Planning Committee invites faculty comment on the plan for consideration at the April 5 meeting. Comments may be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; those who prefer to use paper may send their comments to: Charlotte Wells, chair, Faculty Senate Strategic Planning Committee, Department of History, mail code 0701. Comments must be received by April 1.
UNI is offering a variety of summer camps for students in grades K through 12. These camps are a great way to showcase UNI to future students. Please share this information with prospective students. For a complete list of summer camps visit www.uni.edu/camps.
UNI IN THE NEWS:
Since UNI's win against No. 1 Kansas, Athletics Marketing is fielding calls from all over the U.S. In one 24-hour period the media mentioned/wrote about UNI 552 times. Here's a link to a story from USA Today.
UNI's Facebook fans have increased from 12,060 to more than 14,800.
PANTHER PARENT NEWSLETTER CONTENT SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
The next issue of the Panther Parent newsletter will be distributed the week of April 5. If you have submissions for the Panther Parent newsletter, send to email@example.com by Monday, March 29. Space is limited and editorial content will be determined by UM&PR and Student Affairs.
CAMPUS STORM SHELTER LOCATIONS:
We are entering the "severe weather" season in Iowa. Every building has areas designated as "Severe Weather Shelters." Make sure you know where the designated areas are in your buildings. Emergency Shelter areas for each building can be found at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/ehso/tips/shelters.shtml.
CAMPUS ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY CONCERNS:
University Health and Safety Committee information and a member list can be found at
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/healthsafety/safety/unisafe.shtml. If you become aware of an environmental safety concern, contact your committee representative or committee chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, 3-6921. If you notice a safety issue needing immediate attention, contact Environmental Safety staff, email@example.com, 3-7269, or firstname.lastname@example.org, 3-3445.
DID YOU KNOW? CHFA:
Vince Gotera and Grant Tracey, English Language and Literature, edit the North American Review, the oldest literary journal in the country. Thomas Jefferson was a subscriber.
GREAT COLLEGES TO WORK FOR – 2010 SURVEY:
UNI is participating again in the Chronicle Great Colleges to Work For program. This program recognizes institutions that have built great workplaces. In 2009, UNI was recognized in several the categories. Part of the program involves an online survey distributed to a random selection of UNI faculty and staff. Watch your e-mail during the week of March 22 for instructions. Help by responding to the survey. Responses will be completely anonymous. Contact Shashi Kaparthi, Office of Institutional Research, at email@example.com with questions.
VOLUNTEER USHERS NEEDED:
The Strayer-Wood Theatre is seeking volunteer ushers for six performances of Count Dracula, at 7:30 p.m., April 16, 23 and 24.; 2 p.m., April 17 and 25.; and 12 a.m.(midnight Saturday night/Sunday morning) April 18. Ushers receive a free ticket to see the performance. To volunteer, please call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 3-6381.
The UNI Television Network has been redeveloped. The UNI-TV Network delivers the latest UNI news, lectures, upcoming events and entertainment. UNI-TV airs daily from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m on channels 95.3 (CFU), 79.5 (Mediacom) and channels 21 and 25 in campus residences. Visit www.uni.edu/unitv for more information about this cable network as well as the latest programming schedule.
TELL YOUR STUDENTS:
To read MyUNIverse News.
U.S. SAVINGS BOND INFORMATION SESSIONS:
Employees interested in exploring the option of U.S. Savings Bonds as a UNI payroll deduction or converting their E Bonds to I Bonds are invited to visit with Cory Schieltz, a representative from National Bond and Trust from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or 1 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, in the Maucker Union Gold Room. Currently, I Bonds are earning 3.36 percent. (This rate is good through April 30). Bonds are state and local tax free; backed by the U.S. Government; replaced at no cost if lost, stolen or destroyed; tax deferred until redemption or final maturity at 30 years; and cashable after only 12 months.
LECTURE CAPTURE BROWN BAG LUNCH SESSIONS:
ITS-Educational Technology and the Academic Technology Coordinating Committee are hosting two sessions on the lecture capture software, Panopto, from noon to 1 p.m., April 5 and 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., April 20. UNI Panopto Pilot faculty will share their experiences and student uses of Panopto this past semester. Panopto's lecture-capture software allows faculty to capture, edit, stream, archive and repurpose lectures with one integrated, easy-to-use software solution.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
An interdisciplinary faculty and staff networking event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, in The Commons Georgian Lounge. Each participant will meet four participants from other departments or colleges to get acquainted and explore possible collaboration in their research and other creative activities. Registration is required, deadline is Thursday, April 1. For information and to register, visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/2010-campus-connexus.
STATISTICAL DATA ANALYSIS HELP AND SHORT COURSES:
The Department of Mathematics provides assistance through its Statistical Consulting Lab (SCL), offering a free source of statistical support for routine data analysis to students, faculty and staff. Contact Mark Jacobson at 3-7172 or e-mail email@example.com to set up an appointment. Visit http://www.cs.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL for short-courses schedule (SPSS, Minitab, SAS).
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 2.
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, a training session taught by Lisa Krausman, Rialto Dining. This session 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 from your food. 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 is at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/.
DEPARTMENTAL PURCHASING AND PAYMENTS TRAINING:
Purchasing and Payables/Business Operations are preparing a series of informational sessions regarding purchasing, accounts payable, travel, procurement card, cash advances, contracts and conflict of interest. The first session, "Guide to Understanding the Accounts Payable and Purchasing Systems," will be offered Tuesday, March 30. This session is beneficial for new or experienced users and creates an ideal foundation for future topics. More information about this session and training dates and times are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/.
CORNEL WEST TO SPEAK AT GBPAC:
Cornel West, professor at Princeton University and author of "Race Matters" and "Brother West," a recent memoir, will speak at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 25, in the Great Hall of the GBPAC. He will discuss civic participation. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/cme or call 273-2250.
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).
JAY SEAN IN CONCERT AT UNI:
Jay Sean will perform Friday, April 23, in the West Gym. Opening act is Down With Webster. Student tickets are $20 and $30 for the public. Tickets are available at the UNITix box office and in the Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 24-26. For more information visit the UNI Panther Productions Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?v=info&ref=ts&gid=139352342379
QUASH- THE QUEST TO UNRAVEL ALZHEIMER'S SCAVENGER HUNT:
QUASH® is one part scavenger hunt, one part obstacle course and lots of fun. Form teams of two to four with friends, classmates or family to solve clues, answer trivia and complete challenges on the QUASH course. Each QUASH team is asked to raise $100 per participant to benefit the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. Register now for UNI Campus QUASH – the Quest to Unravel Alzheimer's Scavenger Hunt.
UNI TEACHER FAIR:
The fair takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 27, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. It's a free event for teachers and faculty are welcome. More than 30 school districts from Iowa and across the U.S. will recruit educators for jobs in the 2010-2011 academic year. For a list of schools and fair information visit http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/. The event is sponsored by UNI Career Services. Call 3-2061 for more information.
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.
RELAY FOR LIFE UNI 2010:
Want to attend a fun, free night of bands, blow-up jousting, improv, food and more? Help UNI "Make Cancer Walk the Plank" on April 9-10 in the McLeod Center. Sign up your team at www.relayforlife.org/uni. For more information, e-mail Sarah McCarty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 AND 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 RSL 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.
SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: PERFORMANCE COMPETITION FINALS:
The Performance Competition Finals will be held at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 29, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This showcase features student finalists competing for the Presser Foundation Award, the Charles and Marleta Matheson Award, the Myron and Ruth Russell Award and the People's Choice Award. Tickets are $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and $7 non-UNI students. Call 273-4TIX.
The Northwind Quintet will offer a spring recital at 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, featuring UNI School of Music faculty artists Tom Barry, oboe; Amanda McCandless, clarinet; David Rachor, bassoon; and Yu-Ting Su, horn; with guest artist Dominique Cawley, flute. This event is 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.
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's still a thriving thing to be part of.
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 email@example.com or 3-2080.
SMALL BUSINESS ACCOUNTING WORKSHOP:
Free workshops for UNI students, staff and faculty are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-JPEC (5732).
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.
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.
INDIVIDUAL EVENTS SHOWCASE:
An IE showcase with the six students qualifying to the American Forensics Association National Tournament in Wisconsin begins at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, in LNG 040. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.This showcase will feature a variety of individual events, including interpretation, limited preparation and public address events. For more information, contact Kate Lavelle, at email@example.com.
MUSICALLY SPEAKING LECTURE:
The UNI School of Music will present a lecture in the 2009-2010 Musically Speaking series at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 25, in Room 116, RSL Hall. This lecture series is coordinated by professor of music history Melinda Boyd. This event is free and open to the public.
BUSINESS LEADERSHIP PANEL:
Renee Christoffer, vice president at Veridian Credit Union; Ritchie Kurtenbach, assistant business manager at International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; and Ellen Miller, board member, World's Window will take part in a business leadership panel from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 8, in SEC 252.. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Leadership Studies, 3-6898.
ANOTHER MODEL OF GENERAL EDUCATION - TRUMAN STATE:
U.S. News and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Virginia Arthur email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 on government leadership from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, March 25, in SEC 252. 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.)
PETER FRANCIS HART:
Peter Francis Hart, of FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) will discuss, "The Impact of Media on Citizen Engagement-Does TV Discourage Participation?" at 7:15 p.m., Monday, March 29, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Hart is the author of the book, "The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly." FAIR is a non-profit watchdog group that has been challending media bias and censorship since 1986. Sponsored by the Graduate Program in Public Policy and the American Democracy Project. For more information, call 3-2910.
FROM BEER TO BEANSTALKS - IT'S ALL ROCKET SCIENCE:
Sigma Xi Lecture Series presents Jerry Sellers, author, consultant and former navigation officer for NASA, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 30 in Lantz Auditorium, MSH 137. "From Beer to Beanstalks-It's All Rocket Science: A Brief History and Future History of the Space Program," is an informative, light-hearted and non-technical presentation. Sellers will
examine the state of space at the dawn of the 21st century and speculate on what the future holds.
HYBRID COURSES: BLENDING ONLINE AND TRADITIONAL TEACHING:
Otto MacLin and Kim MacLin will discuss how their courses combine traditional and online teaching, and how the courses can produce more informed and civically minded citizens, from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, April 2, in SIAC, Maucker Union. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault (ADP), 3-6898.
Merit Vacancies are available for viewing at:
P & S VACANCIES:
Vacancies at the P&S level include marketing coordinator/IWRC.
To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.
JOB OPENINGS AT UNI:
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/employment/.
WORDS OF WELLNESS NEWSLETTER:
The April Words of Wellness employee newsletter from Wellness and Recreation Services is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/UNI_employee_wellness/wow/index.html. To receive a printed copy of each issue or to be removed, contact email@example.com, 3-6921, with your name and UNI ID number.
ANXIETY SCREENING DAY:
Anxiety Disorder Screening Day will be held on Tuesday, March 30, at the UNI Counseling Center located at 103 Student Health Center. The screening will last approximately one hour and will be offered at two different times, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The screening is free of charge and is open to UNI faculty, staff and students. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3-2676.
MARCH MADNESS SHOOT OUT AT 23RD STREET MARKET:
Pop-A-Shot, a basketball shooting contest, returns to the 23rd Street Market March 22 through April 3. Customers can practice anytime; high scorers will be invited to a shoot out at the 23rd Street Market on Monday, April 5, to complete for a Rock Band 2 game set.
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. through March 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.