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Thursday, April 8, 2010

NEWS:

FACULTY/STAFF SURVEY:

Following the success of the first-year study, UNI has decided to engage in the Foundations of Excellence (FoE) Transfer Focus self study as transfer students comprise more than a third of UNI's student body. Faculty and staff are encouraged to share their opinions about how well UNI implements an effective transfer program, both in and out of the classroom. These anonymous responses will be an important source of information for the FoE Task Force during the 2010-2011 academic year. The survey is under Current Announcements on My Universe. Questions may be addressed to Kerri Clopton, educational psychology and foundations, or Christie Kangas, director of admissions.

 

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: HEAD, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY (INTERNAL SEARCH ONLY):

The UNI Department of Psychology invites applications for the position of department head, appointment to begin July 1. The announcement is posted at http://www.uni.edu/gilpin/headsearch.html. The deadline for submission of application materials is Thursday, April 22.

 

ASSOCIATE DEANS CHFA/CNS:

An announcement of the internal search for two associate dean positions for CHFA/CNS is posted at http://www.uni.edu/chfa/about/search.html. Full and associate professors in the humanities, arts and sciences are encouraged to apply.

 

UNI ACCEPTED FOR YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM:

UNI has been approved to participate in the Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program, also known as the Yellow Ribbon Program, for 2010-2011. Under the program agreement, UNI and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will provide matching funds to cover a portion of veterans' outstanding tuition and fees balance not covered under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. For more information about the program and the Post-9/11 GI Bill, visit www.gibill.va.gov.


COMMENCEMENT FACULTY MARSHALS:

Spring commencement ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. (CHAFA, CNS, CSBS), and at 2:30 p.m. (COE, CBA, Cont. Ed.) Saturday, May 8. Faculty marshals are needed to assist in assuring the ceremonies run smoothly. Apparel is provided. If you would like to help with one of the ceremonies, contact Elaine Eshbaugh at elaine.eshbaugh@uni.edu.



136 FREE DELL DESKTOP COMPUTERS OFFERED:

Although these machines are slightly older technology (three to four years old), they may be able to replace even older equipment to provide valuable access and service for students at various locations throughout campus. These machines were purchased with Student Computer Fee budget funding; therefore, preference will be given to placing units where they will provide the most benefit to UNI students. This offer is extended only to campus departments, not student groups or individuals. See details on how to submit your request via your college or division technical person at: http://www.uni.edu/its/us/sccs/OldPCsSpring2010Notice.htm. The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, April 23. There are 69 Dell GX745, purchased in 2008; and 67 Dell GX620, purchased in 2007.

 

FAMILY WEEKEND EVENTS:

Family Weekend will take place Oct. 1-3. The planning committee is gathering information about campus activities those days. Please submit information to liz.conklin@uni.edu by June 30.

 

SDS NEWSLETTER:

Student Disability Services' April faculty/staff newsletter is online at http://www.uni.edu/sds/FacultyStaffNewsletter.shtml.

 

GBPAC TO HOST LARAMIE PROJECT:

The Tectonic Theatre Project and its production of the "Laramie Project" will be in residence at UNI and will be available for classroom discussion Oct. 11 and Oct. 15. Please contact amy.hunzelman@uni.edu by April 9 if you are interested in company members visiting your classroom. Save the dates: Sept. 16, Judy Shepard; Oct. 13, The Laramie Project performance; and Oct. 14, Epilogue performance.

 

DID YOU KNOW?: SUSTAINABILITY:

UNI has an active paper-recycling program. Approximately 250,000 to 350,000 pounds are recycled annually from academic buildings.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

IPR interviewed film editor Josh Bodnar about his lecture at UNI on Monday. Hear the interview at http://iowapublicradio.org/programSpecific.php?typeId=35

 

UNI students Mat Clark and Sean Newlin captured Tuesday's hail storm on video and submitted it to The Weather

Channel. Their video can be viewed at: http://www.weather.com/outlook/videos/iwitness-hail-of-a-storm-16961#16961.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR WORLD FAIR:

The third-annual World Fair celebrates diversity and seeks volunteers for the children's carnival, face painting and set-up. The event will be held from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 10, at the Pepsi Pavilion in Waterloo. Volunteer shifts are from 10 a.m. to noon, noon to 2:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m. For more information, or to sign up contact Megan at worldfair2010@gmail.com.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

To read MyUNIverse News.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

CAMPUS CONNEXUS POSTPONED:

The Office of Sponsored Programs has postponed Campus Connexus 2010 until the fall. Many people expressed an interest in this event, but were unable to attend since this is such a busy time of year. Please plan to attend the fall Campus Connexus at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30. Registration information and further details will be available in August.

 
UNI'S FIRST-YEAR COUNCIL PLANS WEBINAR:

UNI's First-Year Council is considering a first-year seminar for freshmen. To learn more about best practices in designing and delivering first-year seminars, attend two different webinars from noon to 1:30 p.m., April 12 and 19, in ITTC 134. For more information, visit http://www.academicimpressions.com/events/event_listing.php?i=883, or contact April Chatham-Carpenter chatham@uni.edu or Jon Buse at jon.buse@uni.edu.

 

MARCH ISSUE OF THE GRAFFITO:

The March issue of "The Graffito" is available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/graffito/default.htm. Read about the Third-Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium on Monday, April 12; Graduate Student Appreciation Week, April 12-16; the new Online Orientation for graduate students; and the many accomplishments of UNI's graduate students and faculty.

 

LIBRARY NOTICE FOR FACULTY STUDY ROOMS:

Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in the Rod Library for the summer session should do so by Friday, April 9. Application forms are available online at http://www.uni.edu/library/facstudy and also in the library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.

 

MEMFIS USER'S GROUP MEETING:

A MEMFIS User's Group meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 15, in CME (109 MAU). Agenda items include the year-end schedule, the new electronic PAF's, using correct deposit object codes and effectively using Web ADI spreadsheets. Everyone on campus is welcome to attend.

 

PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL TRAINING:

Appraising performance is more than just a single event. It begins with setting smart goals, coaching year round, documenting performance--good and bad, and writing and conducting an appraisal without bias. Performance appraisals can be an important tool for motivating employees and inspiring quality work. Learn how to approach and follow through with the performance appraisal process. Two sessions are being offered this spring, on Thursdays, April 15 and 22. For program, registration details and instructions to reserve your spot in one of these sessions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:

Joe Murphy, Office of the President, will host a final legislative update from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, April 8, in the Elm Room of Maucker Union. He will summarize the state budget decisions, budget cuts, and other policy items affecting UNI.

 

COUNT DRACULA INVITES YOU TO GIVE BLOOD:

The Strayer-Wood Theatre, in recognition of the upcoming production of "Count Dracula," is hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross from 2 to 6 p.m., Friday, April 9. Donors receive a free T-shirt and $2 off admission to a performance of "Count Dracula," April 16-25. To make an appointment, call 3-6381 or contact jascenna.haislet@uni.edu.

 

HONORS RESEARCH DAY:

Senior honors students and presidential scholars will present their thesis research projects beginning with continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, April 10, in the Lang Hall second-floor auditorium lounge. Following will be seven concurrent sessions of research presentations in LNG rooms 208, 211, 222, 223, and the Interpreter's Theatre. For a complete schedule, visit http://www.uni.edu/honors/researchday.shtml. Presentations are open to the public.

 

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 open at 6:30 p.m.), 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.

15th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION:

The 15th Anniversary Celebration of the St. Stephen Catholic Student Center's Wicks Pipe Organ will take place at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 11, in the Student Center chapel. Special performances by Rev. Paul Peters, UNI alumnus Peter Grau and UNI students Zachary Gignac and Vocal AmmUNItion. Refreshments will be served following the celebration in the Student Center gathering space. The event is free and all are welcome. For more information, contact Kelly at 266-9863 or kmcc@ststephenuni.org.

 

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY:

For the fourth consecutive year, the UNI Holocaust and Genocide Education Program, in collaboration with Sons of Jacob Synagogue in Waterloo, has organized an interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m., Monday, April 12, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4000 Hudson Road, Cedar Falls. All are invited.

 

THIRD-ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM:

Eighty graduate students are participating in the third-annual Graduate Student Research Symposium Monday, April 12. The schedule is as follows: oral presentations, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; poster presentations, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; and creative performances, 6 to 9 p.m. in Davis Hall in the GBPAC. First-, second- and third-place awards for each category will be announced at the Graduate College's 40th Anniversary Celebration from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, in the Georgian Lounge.

 

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT WEEK RECEPTION:

During National Student Employment Week, April 12-16, UNI Student Employment will celebrate the contributions of student employees across campus. The Student Employment Office will host a reception at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, in The Great Reading Room of Seerley Hall. At the reception, we will celebrate student employees across campus as well as name this year's student employee of the year. This event is open to the entire campus. Refreshments will be served.

 

T-SHIRT SALE:

UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society is holding a T-shirt sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, on the second floor Schindler lobby.

 

WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN:

The White Ribbon Campaign is the largest worldwide effort of men working to end violence against women. Wearing a white ribbon is a personal pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls. Stop by the information table from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 15, to pick up a white ribbon. Sponsored by Campus Violence Prevention Project, DOJ Grant.

 

SBS DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI DAY-SERVICE TO THE STATE OF IOWA AND BEYOND:

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is hosting its first Distinguished Alumni Day. Ellen Habel, Coralville assistant city administrator; Ottie Maxey, superintendent of Postville schools; Steve Quirk, executive director of Youth Emergency Services and Shelter of Des Moines; Tom Newton, director of the Iowa Department of Public Health; and John Koberg, retired cartographer from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will participate in a panel discussion on their education and careers at 11 a.m., Friday, April 16, in the Great Reading Room, SRL 116. The panel is open to students, faculty and staff. Contact John Aronowitz at 3-5468 or john.aronowitz@uni.edu for more information.

 

UNI STUDENTS HELP WITH FARMER'S MARKET:

The 2010 Farmers Market season will open Saturday, April 17, at the Public Market Building in downtown Waterloo. UNI students from the Festival and Special Events Management class are organizing the kick-off event. Market hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon, Saturdays.

 

COFFEE 101: BE YOUR OWN BARISTA

Join the baristas of Starbucks at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, at the University Museum, for a hands-on workshop about brewing at home. Learn the four fundamentals for brewing the perfect cup of coffee and try it out on a home espresso machine. Attendees will also master the art of "calling drinks" at Starbucks. Cost is $10. Call 3-2188 to register by April 16.

 

EARTH DAY 5K RUN/WALK:

The third annual Earth Day 5K will start at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 22, between MSH and the UNI Botanical Center. Participants who pre-register will receive a free T-shirt. Registration is free, and prizes will be awarded. For more information e-mail rrttc@uni.edu, or call 3-3689. Register at
http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e2q27uomg5iji3tg/a001g6pfs4mx/questions.

 

RALLY IN THE VALLEY:

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. Raffle tickets are $25 each or three for $50, and prizes include one $5,000 first prize and four $500 second-place prizes. Contact Tony DiCecco at tony.dicecco@uni.edu for more information.

PERFORMING ARTS:

TWO GENTLEMEN FOR CRESSIDA:

UNISTA presents the world-debut of "Two Gentlemen for Cressida" by Sarah Williams at 7:30 p.m., April 9 and 10, in CAC 108. This one-act play is an arrangement of scenes from Shakespeare's "Hamlet," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Twelfth Night," "Othello" and other works, as told by new characters to create a storyline of its own. Tickets cost $3. For more information visit www.UNISTAonline.org.

 

UNI OPERA PRESENTS: RIDERS TO THE SEA AND PRIMA DONNA:

An opera performance featuring current opera students as well as the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will be held at 7:30 p.m., April 9, 10, 15 and 16, and 2 p.m., Sunday, April 1, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL Hall. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

HORN CHOIR:

The UNI Horn Choir will offer a spring recital at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 11, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

SYMPHONIC BAND:

The Symphonic Band will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

NORTHERN IOWA WIND SYMPHONY:

The Northern Iowa Wind Symphony will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

2010-2011 KALEIDOSCOPE:

Tickets may be requested for the Allen Hospital's Kaleidoscope Series for Youth for the 2010-2011 season beginning at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 14. Requests must be made online and payment will be collected in the fall. Visit http://www.gbpac.com/outreach/kaleidoscope/index-1011.shtml for more information.

 

IMPROV COMEDY SHOW:

Half-Masted, UNI's comedy improv troupe will perform at 7:30 p.m., April 15, 16 and 17, in CAC 109. A family-friendly matinee show will be at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 17. The troupe is instructed and directed by Doug Shaw, mathematics, and stars a diverse group of UNI students, alumni and community members. The group also does private shows and seminars throughout Iowa. Visit www.half-masted.com, or call 3-6805 for more information.

 

UNITUBA CONCERT:

The UNITUBA Ensembles will offer a spring recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 15, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

COUNT DRACULA:

Before Edward Cullen, Angel and Lestat, there was Count Dracula. The Strayer-Wood Theatre will present this classic tale based on the novel by Bram Stoker, at 7:30 p.m., April 16, 23 and 24; 2 p.m., April 17 and 25; and 12 a.m., April 18 (midnight Saturday). Tickets are $14 for general public and free for UNI students. Call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 3-6381. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre.

 

NORTHERN IOWA JUNIOR ORCHESTRA:

The UNI Suzuki School will present the Northern Iowa Junior Orchestra spring concert at 6 p.m., Sunday, April 18, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CHAMBER WIND PLAYERS:

The UNI Chamber Wind Players will offer a spring recital at 6 p.m., Monday, April 19, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 
UNI STUDENT COMPOSERS' CONCERT:

UNI School of Music student composers will showcase their work in the UNI Student Composers' Concert at 8 p.m., Monday, April 19, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

DOCUMENTARY: DALAI LAMA RENAISSANCE:

In preparation for the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet's visit in May, Campus Activities Board is sponsoring a screening of "Dalai Lama Renaissance" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, in Maucker Union's Old Central Ballroom. A question-and-answer session with director and producer Khashyar Darvich will follow the screening. The "Dalai Lama Renaissance" documents the Dalai Lama's meeting with 40 western "renaissance" thinkers during a week-long visit to his home in northern India. The documentary recounts their journey to change the world and resolve many of the world's problems. The event is free and open to the public.

 

BLACK COFFEE: THE IRRESISTIBLE BEAN:

Part I of a three-part documentary tracing the unique and volatile history of coffee will be shown at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 17, at the University Museum. From its discovery on an ancient Ethiopian hillside to its role as a contemporary elixir, coffee has dominated and molded the economies, politics and social structures of entire countries. Run time is one hour. Free and open to the public.

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS:

WORKSHOPS ON DIVERSITY ISSUES:

Paul Gorski, assistant professor of Integrative and Interdisciplinary Studies at George Mason University's New Century College, will lead a series of workshops focusing on diversity issues on April 12 and 13. Faculty are asked to strongly encourage their students to attend Gorski's opening session from 8:30 to 10 a.m., Monday, April 12, in Lang Auditorium. Visit http://www.edchange.org/ for more information.

 

2010 VETERANS CONFERENCE AND CAREER FAIR:

Take the opportunity to network and socialize with other Cedar Valley veterans at Hawkeye Community College, Wednesday, April 14, for the 2010 Veterans Conference and Career Fair. This event will allow UNI student-veterans and their families the opportunity to gather information and gain knowledge concerning services and programs available in the greater Cedar Valley. Contact ronald.green@uni.edu or phone 3-2281 for more information.

 

MANAGING PEOPLE THROUGH CHANGE:

Registration is now open for the management workshop "Managing People Through Change," hosted by the UNI's Executive Development Center. The workshop is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 15, in BCS. The registration deadline is Friday, April 9. For more information, or to register, call 3-5851 or e-mail execdev@uni.edu. Registration can also be completed by visiting www.bcs.uni.edu/execdev and clicking "Enroll Now."

 

MUSIC EDUCATION WORKSHOP:

Michelle Swanson, School of Music, will coordinate a music education workshop at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 17, in Graham Hall, RSL Hall. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.

 

START A BUSINESS WORKSHOP:

Free workshop for UNI students, staff and faculty. Advanced registration is required at jpec@uni.edu or 3-JPEC (5732). The workshop will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, April 19, in BCS 33 (space is limited to 36 people).

 
HOW TO KEEP EMPLOYEES HAPPY AND MOTIVATED IN A DOWN ECONOMY:

Registration is now open for the management workshop "How to Keep Employees Happy and Motivated in a Down Economy," hosted by UNI's Executive Development Center. The workshop is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 22, in the BCS. Workshop participants will learn how to maintain and improve employee morale in both good and difficult times. The registration deadline is Thursday, April 15. For more information, or to register, call 3-5851 or e-mail execdev@uni.edu. Registration can also be completed by visiting www.bcs.uni.edu/execdev and clicking "Enroll Now."

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

'BUILDING A WEB SITE ON THE CHEAP FOR THE NON-TECHIE':

Need a Web presence but don't have the budget or skills to get it done? The topic for the next MyEntre.Net webinar is "Building a Web site on the Cheap for the Non-Techie" presented by Dan Beenken, at noon, Thursday, April 8, on www.myentre.net.

 

SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION AND THE LIBERAL ARTS CURRICULUM-CENTRAL COLLEGE'S JOURNEY:

Jim Zaffiro, political science, Central College, will speak at noon, Friday, April 9, in ITTC 134/136. He will outline the early-stage vision, mission, goals and student-learning outcomes of a long-term, institution-wide, academic strategic plan for transforming a traditional liberal arts curriculum and residential learning-based institution. This presentation also will be available as a webinar. Details, a link for the webinar, 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 LAC-RSC committee co-chairs, Susan Hill (susan.hill@uni.edu) or Virginia Arthur (virginia.arthur@uni.edu).

 

RUSSIAN GEOGRAPHER TO LECTURE AT UNI:

UNI Geography welcomes Yuri Gladky, the vice-president of the Russian Geographic Society, member of the Russian Academy of Education and head of the Economic Geography Department at the Herzen University in St. Petersburg. He is a renowned specialist in economic and political geography of Russia, regional development and geography education. Gladky will deliver the Progrus Speakers Series Lecture on regional economic development strategies in contemporary Russia, at 3 p.m., Friday, April 9, in ITTC 29. Refreshments will be provided.

 

CEDAR VALLEY DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS:

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 12, at the University Museum to discuss "Unaccustomed Earth" by Jhumpa Lahiri. In this series of short stories, the author explores several aspects of American-raised Indian children. All are welcome -- having read the book or not.

 

SOUTH DAKOTA'S PRAIRIE FARM--AN EXPERIMENT IN ECONOMIC AND ECOLOGICAL SUSTAINABILITY:

Carter Johnson, professor of ecology at South Dakota State University, will describe the EcoSun Prairie Farms Project at noon, Monday, April 12, in MSH 001. EcoSun is a 640-acre, working farm near Brookings, S.D., that combines ecological restoration of native lands with entrepreneurship opportunities. Some of these projects include the sale of prairie hay and native grass seed, production of cellulose-based biofuels from native tall grass plantings, the marketing of medicinal and ornamental native plants, seminars, ecotourism and recreation. For more information, contact Laura Jackson, biology, at 3-2705, or Laura.L.Jackson@uni.edu.

 

HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION:

Faculty, staff and students are invited to the last Hot Topics in Education session at noon, Wednesday, April 14, in CME 109. "Innovating Education," presented by Leigh Zeitz, curriculum and instruction, focuses on 21st century learning and how to build collaborative learning environments in and out of the classroom through technology. Guests will learn how innovation is expanding educational opportunities.

 

GRADUATE COLLEGE BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES:

Lisa K. Jepsen, economics, presents "The Economics of Sexual Orientation" at noon, Wednesday, April 14, in MSH 001. In the past few decades, economists have expanded the study of households to include same-sex couples and have extended their investigations of labor-market discrimination to include sexual orientation. Jepsen will discuss her research, and that of her colleagues, on the economics of gay and lesbian couples. Cookies and coffee will be provided by the Graduate College. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

 

TIBETAN BUDDHISM LECTURE:

St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center and the Catholic parishes in Waterloo will co-host a lecture on the culture and religion of Tibetan Buddhism from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, at the Student Center, 1019 W. 23rd St. in Cedar Falls. The speaker will be the Venerable Geshe Thupten Dorjee, a Buddhist monk who is a visiting instructor this semester at UNI. The presentation is open to the public.

 

EDUCATING GLOBAL CITIZENS:

Peter N. Stearns, provost at George Mason University, will present, "Educating Global Citizens in Colleges and Universities," at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 15, in CBB 109. This event is sponsored by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and is free and open to the public.

 

LEADERSHIP AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT:

Gwenne Berry, compliance and equity management, and Lt. Col. John C. Roadcap, military science/ROTC, will present information on the policies and issues regarding sexual harassment at their respective organizations from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 15, in SEC 252. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898.

ATHLETICS:

SOFTBALL:

UNI hosts Drake at noon, Saturday, April 10, in a doubleheader. The Panthers and Bulldogs wrap up the series at noon, Sunday. All games are held at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex.

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

Merit vacancies are available for viewing at:
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.shtml.

 

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:

SELF-DEFENSE SEMINAR:

A self-defense seminar will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, in the Mauker Union University Room (lower level). Self-defense awareness expands knowledge of your surroundings and teaches moves that could save your life. The seminar is fun and interactive; wear comfy clothing. The event is free and treats are provided. For questions contact Amy Schon at amyschon@uni.edu. Sponsored by SAVE.

 

GET A PERSONAL TRAINER:

Personal trainers can design a program to help meet your specific fitness goals. Trainers are results driven and want you to succeed. Call Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or e-mail kristy.leen@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html.

 

INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:

The tournament is open to students, faculty and staff. Register between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., April 19-21, at the Intramural Office WRC 161. The tournament is open to the first eight teams to register. The entry fee is $20 per team. Play begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 24. Rain date is Sunday, April 25. Call 3-7262 for more information.

 

INTRAMURAL SPRING 11-ON-11 OPEN CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

This event is open to students, faculty and staff. Registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 19-21, in the Intramural Office, WRC 161. Entry forms are available at IM Office WRC 161. Play begins at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 25, at the West Campus recreation fields. Call 3-7262 for more information.

 

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

For students, faculty and staff. Games will begin at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 18, at the WRC sand volleyball court. 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.

 

FREE BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILE (BCP):

The last BCP Screening of the academic year will be held from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 14, in the WRC Main Corridor. One free BCP per academic year is available to UNI employees who qualify for insurance benefits. With a BCP screening, blood is drawn to test for 23 components including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, blood sugar, iron, etc. Employees who wish to also have a prostate test for $10 and/or thyroid test for $5 will pay that cost. Pay by cash, check or payroll deduction. Students, retirees and spouses may sign up as well for a $20 BCP fee. Call 3-6119 to schedule.

 

MEDITATION PRACTICE:

Are you interested in meditation, but don't know how to start? Or do you want to extend your meditation practice further? Join a meditation lesson and practice from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 17, in WRC 176, led by visiting scholar the Venerable Geshe Thupten Dorjee, instructor and co-founder of the Tibetan Cultural Institute of Arkansas at the University of Arkansas. Meditation practice can help you achieve a higher state of consciousness, greater focus, self-awareness and a more relaxed and peaceful state of mind. Mats will be available, and you are welcome to bring a pillow to sit on if you wish. Contact Marina Durinova at durinova@uni.edu for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

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