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Thursday, March 25, 2010

NEWS:

UPCOMING SIS CHANGES TO EFFECT MYUNIVERSE PORTAL:

As part of the changes associated with the new Student Information System, UNI will launch a new MyUNIverse portal within the next few months. If you plan to order any documents or publications that reference existing portal links, directions or screen shots, please contact Mike Holmes (Mike.Holmes@uni.edu) before placing any orders to ensure that portal information will be correct in the new portal layout. More information about the specific portal launch will be available mid April.

 

FACULTY AND STAFF WITH LOBBYING CONTACTS

Lobbying activity from Jan. 1 to March 31 must be reported by Friday, April 2 at http://www.ir.uni.edu/dbweb/govrel/index.cfm. In compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 and the Honest and Open Government Act of 2007, UNI files quarterly reports on specific lobbying issues and the expenses incurred in lobbying. The university's policy on Federal and State Lobbying and Political Activity can be found in the Policies and Procedures Manual at 10.09 (http://www.uni.edu/president/policies/1009.shtml). Reports must be filed each quarter. If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. Contact Pat Geadelmann, at 3-6144 with questions.

 

DID YOU KNOW?: CHFA:

Since the beginning of the new undergraduate research initiative two years ago, 100 percent of the student research projects nominated by the college have been accepted for the program of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.  This spring, 13 CHFA students will give presentations, performances or poster sessions at this annual conference in Missoula, Mont.  They were chosen from more than 2,600 applicants nation wide.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Christopher Larimer, political science, had a guest opinion piece published in the Des Moines Register.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20100323/OPINION01/3230341/-1/ENT06/Guest-column-If-history-s-a-guide-Iowa-Democrats-days-are-numbered

 

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 charlotte.wells@uni.edu; 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.

 

FREE TAX HELP:

UNI accounting students are providing free income tax assistance on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. through April 14, in CBB 223. No appointment is necessary. You are encouraged to arrive by 5:30 p.m. to allow volunteers sufficient time to complete your returns. For more information, call the UNI Department of Accounting at 3-2394.

 

MAJOR MEETINGS:

Academic departments will host pre-registration major meetings, at 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 31. New freshmen and students interested in changing majors should attend to receive advice on guidelines for majors, and procedures to schedule for fall classes. Students may declare their major at the meeting. For meeting locations, visit
http://www.uni.edu/advising/event/majormtg/majormt_sp.pdf.

 

EAP NEWSLETTER:

The latest issue of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Works newsletter is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/eap/news.shtml under Current Issue. Topics include alcohol abuse, teaming with your supervisor, staying up when income drops, stress management on the go and workplace bullying.

 

IMPORTANT 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/.

 

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE AT ESSENTIALS ON THURSDAY:

A limited number of Sports Illustrated magazines featuring UNI on the cover will be available for sale at Essentials in Maucker Union on Thursday, March 25.

 

COE DEAN SEARCH:

The Web site for the College of Education 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.

 

SUMMER CAMPS:

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.

 

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 liz.conklin@uni.edu 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.

 
TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

To read MyUNIverse News.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

HEALTH REFORM AND YOUR BENEFITS:

President Obama signed the health care reform bill into law on Tuesday, March 23. The UNI benefits staff is working with our vendors and legal advisers to review the legislation in detail to understand the bill and its implications. They will communicate updates as soon as they become available. For more information, please visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/benefits/documents/Health%20Care%20Reform.pdf.

 

CORRECTED DATE FOR 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. and 2:30 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, 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.

 

ADOBE CONNECT WORKSHOPS:

ITS-Educational Technology will offer three workshops on how to use Adobe Connect from noon to 1 p.m., April 2. Sign up for one of these workshops at

https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start&admin_group=ITSETF. Adobe Connect is a webinar type of technology that allows you to share presentations and multimedia from your desktop and get feedback from participants, all using a Web browser and the Adobe Flash® Player. Faculty are eligible for a free license by contacting marilyn.drury@uni.edu. For more information about Adobe Connect, visit http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobatconnectpro/.

 

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.

 

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 jacobson@cs.uni.edu to set up an appointment. Visit http://www.cs.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL for short-courses schedule (SPSS, Minitab, SAS).

 
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/.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

AN EVENING WITH CORNEL WEST:

Cornel West, University Professor at Princeton, 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 the CME Web site at www.uni.edu/cme or call 3-2250.

 

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.

 
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.

 

RALLY IN THE VALLEY:

What a great time to be a Panther. The Rally in the Valley is an opportunity to show support for UNI's student athletes. Show your support by purchasing raffle tickets or attending the dinner auction Saturday, May 1. Contact Tony DiCecco at tony.dicecco@uni.edu for more information.

 

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 Starbucks from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., April 3 and 10, at the University Museum, to discuss coffee growing, harvesting and brewing methods at these Saturday coffee tastings. Learn about cultural rituals and traditions and try out tasty food pairings. Sample coffee from Latin America on April 3 and the Asia/Pacific region on April 10. Cost is $10. Call 3-2188 to register.

 

UNI CATWALK:

UNI TAPP (Textiles and Apparel Program) presents its 18th annual student design show, UNI Catwalk. The show is at 7 p.m. (doors will open at 6:30), Saturday, April 10, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Admission is free. A reception will follow in the CME located on the second floor of Maucker Union.

 

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., through March 26. For more information, visit the UNI Panther Productions Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?v=info&ref=ts&gid=139352342379.

PERFORMING ARTS:

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 3-4TIX.

 
NORTHWIND QUINTET:

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.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

STUDENT ART EXHIBITION:

The UNI Art Gallery will present the 2010 "Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition," through Sunday, April 18. 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. Free and open to the public.

 

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 and Indiana streets. A screening of the Emmy Award-winning IPTV documentary, "Iowa’s One Room Schoolhouses," will follow.

 

KIT KITTREDGE: AN AMERICAN GIRL:

Discover what American Girl Kit Kittredge's world was like in the 1930s from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 3, at Marshall Center School. Bring your doll and come for fun stories, crafts and a screening of "Kitt Kittredge: An American Girl" the movie. Space is limited. Call 3-2188 to register by Wednesday, March 31.

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's still a thriving thing to be part of.

 

'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.

 

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 jpec@uni.edu or 273-JPEC (5732).

 

START A BUSINESS WORKSHOP:

Free workshop for UNI students, staff and faculty. The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 3, in BCS 33 (space is limited to 36 people). Advanced registration is required at jpec@uni.edu or 3-JPEC (5732).

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT IOWA'S WIND ENERGY DEVELOPMENT:

The Iowa Alliance for Wind Innovation and Novel Development (IAWIND) Conference will be held Tuesday, April 6, focusing on technical, research and development issues including new design trends, forecasting and grid operations, improved materials and manufacturing methods and turbine health monitoring/reliability. Contact http://www.iawind.org/ for more information. The third-annual Iowa Wind Energy Association Conference will be held Wednesday, April 7 immediately following the one-day IAWIND Conference. For more information contact Reg Pecen, IAWIND board member, at pecen@uni.edu or 3-2598. Pecen will take a number of students and faculty/staff to the conference on Tuesday, April 6. Student registrations is discounted at $15 for whole day program. Register at https://www.ucs.iastate.edu/mnet/iawind/quickregister.html.

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY WORKSHOP:

Free workshops for UNI students, staff and faculty are offered twice in April. Learn about patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. The workshops will take place form 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, April 5, in BCS 33 (space is limited to 36 people) and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 8, in BCS 128 (space is limited to six people). Advanced registration is required at jpec@uni.edu or 3-JPEC (5732).

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

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.

 

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 susan.hill@uni.edu or Virginia Arthur virginia.arthur@uni.edu.

 
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 challenging 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.

 

SIGMA XI LECTURE SERIES:

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.

 

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM:

Mathematica in Education and Research will be presented by Brenda Marshall, academic account executive with Wolfram Research, Inc., at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, in PHY 114. This technical talk will illustrate why the latest version of Mathematica changes the pedagogy of teaching within biology, chemistry, economics and a number of other departments. More information is available at: http://www.physics.uni.edu/Mathmatica.pdf.

 

AUDIENCE DEBATE-NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND:

An audience debate on No Child Left Behind will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, in LNG 040. This debate will features constructive speeches and rebuttals from members of the debate team, as well as time for students to share their opinions on whether or not NCLB should be repealed or reformed. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m., seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Kate Lavelle at katherine.lavelle@uni.edu.

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT-TALES FROM THE TRENCHES:

The last presentation of the three-part series featuring business owner perspectives on how they are navigating their business through the current economic times will be at 8 a.m., Thursday, April 1, in BCS 33. Zach Hedrington, CEO of 3-Fueled, LLC will present from the start-up company perspective. Refreshments will be served. Please register at 3-JPEC or jpec@uni.edu.

 

MARTIN, MALCOLM AND BARACK:

Michael Blackwell, CME, will discuss the leadership of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Barack Obama from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 1, in SEC 252. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault, Leadership Studies, at 3-6898.

 

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.

 

EMMY-WINNING DIGITAL EDITOR TO TALK ABOUT HIS CRAFT:

Digital editor Josh Bodnar has developed a signature editorial style that blends the disciplines of design, animation, visual effects and live action. Specializing in title sequences and high-end commercials, Bodnar is currently based in Chicago as a staff editor for the editorial boutique, Whitehouse. Bodnar will detail his artistic process in editing with motion graphics, one shot at a time. The talk "Motion Graphics: the Collaborative Medium and the Future of Digital Editing," will be at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 5, LNG Hall. To see his work, visit www.joshbodnar.com/. Sponsored by the Communication Studies Department. Contact Bettina Fabos, fabos@uni.edu for more information.

 

CROW FORUM:

CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, April 5, in CME 109A, in Maucker Union. The Outstanding Graduate Research Paper on gender will be presented by Loren Wilburs. Ms. Wilburs, a UNI sociology graduate student, will present "Emergency Cesarean Section: Analyzing a Modern Mother's Experience." The Women's and Gender Studies program sponsors the Current Research on Women forum series. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.

 

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.

 

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:

INTRAMURAL FOUR-ON-FOUR CO-REC OPEN SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT:

For students, faculty and staff. Games will begin at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 18, at the WRC sand volleyball court. Entry forms will be available beginning Monday, April 6. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, April 12-14, in WRC 161. The entry fee is $20 per team with a two-game guarantee. Call 3-7262 for more information.

 

FEAR OF FITNESS PROGRAM:

This one-hour program on April 7 is geared to anyone who struggles with exercise. WRS fitness specialists will provide practical information to overcome barriers and calm fears. There are suitable exercise choices for almost everyone, no matter level of fitness or health status. Details in the April Words of Wellness newsletter: http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/UNI_employee_wellness/wow/WOW-April_2010.pdf.

 

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 from the list, contact kathy.green@uni.edu, 3-6921, with your name and UNI ID number.

 

ANXIETY SCREENING DAY:

Anxiety Disorder Screening Day will be held on Tuesday, March 30. The screening will be held at the UNI Counseling Center located at 103 Student Health Center (2nd floor of the 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: jennifer.murra@uni.edu or call 3-2676.

DINING SPECIALS:

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 compete 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.

 

FREE SAMPLES AT 23RD STREET MARKET:

Sample Piccadilly sandwiches, pizza and bread sticks from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, at 23rd Street Market. These products are best-sellers at the 23rd Street Market; let us know what you think after trying a free sample. For more information about promotions, visit www.uni.edu/dor. Use the Retail Promotions link in What's Happening.

 

 

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