University of Northern Iowa
UNI Online

Categories:

News
Employee Resources
Special Events
Wellness/Recreation

 

UNI Online is a compilation of notices to be distributed to faculty and staff. The deadline for submission is noon, the day before publication. UNI Online is distributed on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Submitted items must be sponsored by a UNI department, program or organization. No commercial or personal announcements are allowed. Announcements must have news, not opinion content. Submit items to: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/

 

 

Thursday, April 15, 2010

NEWS:

SUSTAINABILITY FORUM:

Join President Allen and Provost Gloria Gibson for the 2010 Sustainability Forum from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, in the University Room of the Maucker Union. Get updates on sustainability efforts at UNI, meet UNI's first university sustainability coordinator and hear from Faramarz Vakili, program director of We Conserve at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Vakili will give a keynote address "If not now, when? If not us, who?" via video conferencing system, which reduces costs and UNI's carbon footprint.

 

UNIVERSITY ELECTIONS:

All university elections (chair of the faculty, committee on committees, educational policies commission, and advisory and liaison committee to the department of military science) and an election for the Chair of the graduate faculty will close at 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 21.

 

HAIL DAMAGE TO UNIVERSITY VEHICLES:

If your department has a university vehicle and it received hail damage during the storm on Tuesday, April 6, contact Dennis Nieman in transportation at 3-2869 for insurance processing.

 

MICROSOFT SOFTWARE SALES TO STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF:

Students, faculty, staff and emeritus are able to purchase Microsoft Software for personal use on the Web using a credit card. Purchasers can 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 its remaining inventory. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/buymsoffice.htm. Limited quantities of MS Windows 7 Ultimate (32/64 bit), MAC Office 2008 and Vista Ultimate are available.

 

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO LAC:

There have been several important changes to the Liberal Arts Core program, and students and their advisers should be aware of these before students register for fall 2010 courses. A summary of the changes is available at http://www.uni.edu/lac/. For more information contact the LAC coordinator, Siobahn Morgan at siobahn.morgan@uni.edu.

 
OLD TRANSPARENCY SHEETS NEEDED:

Old 8.5 x 11" transparency sheets that were used with the old overhead projectors are needed to make solar ovens with hundreds of students for Earth Week. E-mail jrsolarsprint@uni.edu or call 3-2560 if you have any supplies.

 

DID YOU KNOW?: SUSTAINABILITY:

In 1990, UNI President Constantine Curris was one of the 20 original signers of the Talliores Agreement, the first official commitment to environmental sustainability in higher education. More than 300 universities, in more than 40 countries, have since signed the agreement.

 

STUDENT AFFAIRS WEB SITE INCLUDES TIMELY NEWS ITEMS:

The Division of Student Affairs Web site now includes a calendar, news items and photos covering student issues, activities and services relevant to the student affairs mission of helping students succeed. Visit http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/ for more information.

 

MAIL CENTER HOURS AND PROCEDURES:

Mail Center's hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mail to be processed the same day should be at the Mail Center by noon; mail brought to the Mail Center after noon will be processed the next business day. UPS letters/packages should be at the Mail Center dock by 2 p.m. for processing. Use the white barcode form found at the Mail Center Web site. For all other types of mail including first class, library rate, airmail, certified, insured and priority use the purple mail cards.

 

LIBRARY SURVEY ON GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS:

Rod Library is currently evaluating the government documents collection, its use and how the collection might evolve in the future. Please participate in a short, anonymous and confidential survey at http://www.library.uni.edu/government-documents-survey. The survey will be available through Friday, May 7.

 

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. Application materials received by Thursday, April 22, will receive full consideration.

 

PROFESSIONAL WRITING PROGRAM SEEKS CLIENTS:

The UNI Professional Writing Program seeks individual and organizational clients who need to have (print and digital) publications created, e.g., newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, Web sites and exhibition storyboards. Contact Adrienne Lamberti, English language and literature, at lamberti@uni.edu for more information.

 

SUPERVISORY AND CONFIDENTIAL COUNCIL MEETING APRIL 20:

The next meeting of the Supervisory and Confidential Council will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in GIL 025.

 

SUMMER HOURS:

Beginning Monday, May 10, summer hours for university offices will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours will remain in effect through Friday, Aug. 13. Supervisors of staff who do not have e-mail access, are asked to inform them of summer hours.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

To read MyUNIverse News.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

RESERVE REINSTATEMENT LISTS

Faculty who wish to keep their same spring 2010 items on reserve for this summer or fall semester should submit a request to the Rod Library reserve desk by Monday, May 3. Requests can be submitted electronically at http://www.uni.edu/library/reinstatement/.

 

SUMMER RESERVE READING LISTS:

Faculty wanting to place items on reserve for the 2010 summer session beginning May 10 should submit their list to the Rod Library Reserve Desk by April 26. Those wanting items available by June 7 should have their requests in by May 17. Any requests received after these dates can't be guaranteed to be available for the first week of classes. Reserve lists can be submitted online at http://www.uni.edu/library/reserverequest/.

 

PRE-RETIREMENT SEMINAR:

Is your retirement just around the corner or years down the road? Learn about retirement options from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, in Maucker Union's Elm Room. Joseph Carrillo is a claims representative from the Social Security Administration and will discuss retirement and disability benefits, earning limitations and eligibility. Mark Hogan is an individual client services consultant for TIAA-CREF and will share information about reallocating your portfolio and income options. More information can be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/index.aspSeating is limited. To reserve a seat e-mail HRS-Training@uni.edu with your name and department.

 

LECTURE CAPTURE BROWN BAG LUNCH SESSIONS:

ITS-Educational Technology and the Academic Technology Coordinating Committee are hosting a session on the lecture capture software, Panopto, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in ITTC 134. 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.

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE HUMANITIES BROWN BAG LUNCH SESSIONS:

The Office of Sponsored Programs will host two lunch-time information sessions on new and upcoming grant and fellowship opportunities for the humanities fields, from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, April 19 and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in the Presidential Room, Maucker Union. The sessions will cover public and private funding sources. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Hillery Oberle at hillery.oberle@uni.edu or 3-3961.

 

BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TRAINING:

Training for completing Budget Adjustments will be offered April 20, 21 and 27. Register through MyUniverse by clicking the "Register for Training" link in the MEMFIS Channel. Seating is limited. Attendees should have the budget adjustment responsibility. If you don't have it, request it by completing the MEMFIS authorization form.

 

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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.

 

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.

 

17TH ANNUAL CSBS STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE:

The 17th Annual College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Student Research Conference is from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 17, in the SEC. The keynote speaker is Steve Gangestad, psychology, at the University of New Mexico. Registration is $15. Register and find out more about the conference at: www.psych.uni.edu/conference. Any questions can be e-mailed to csbs0001@uni.edu.

 

HILL YES! AUCTION:

The College Hill Partnership will host a public auction at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, at Ice Ultra Lounge. A $10 admission can be paid at the door or by contacting Adam Bentley at Bentley@uni.edu. Auction items include gift certificates, autographed UNI memorabilia, hotel stays and Gallagher-Bluedorn tickets.

 

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.

 

EARTH DAY:

UNI's Earth Day celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 22, Maucker Union Plaza area.
Enjoy a day of informational displays, games, prizes and grilled foods. Free bike tune-ups (by Europa Cycle & Ski) for UNI students, faculty and staff will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

IOWA SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING:

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology will host the Iowa Sociological Association on Saturday, April 24, including workshops for students and faculty. Keynote speaker Joel Best, University of Delaware, will also give a public lecture "The Stupidity Epidemic," at 6 p.m., Friday, April 23, in SEC 244/246. Visit https://sites.google.com/a/luther.edu/isa/ or e-mail iowasoc@uni.edu for more information.

 

GUEST MASTER CLASS:

Visiting artist Nicholas Walker will present a double bass master class at 3 p.m., Friday, April 23, in Graham Hall, RSL. Walker earned his DMA in early music at Stony Brook University in 2004, and he studied with Paul Ellison at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, where he received a BMA in 1994. Walker currently serves as double bass professor at Ithaca College in New York. This event is free and open to the public.

 

GREENHOUSE PLANT SALE:

The UNI Greenhouse Annual Plant Sale will take place at 7 a.m., Tuesday, April 27. Sale ends at 3 p.m. or when all plants are gone. The plants were grown from the Greenhouse's own collection. Contact Billie Hemmer at billie.hemmer@uni.edu for more information.

 

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. The dinner is $75 for non-Panther Scholarship Club members and $65 for members. Raffle tickets are $25 each or three for $50, and prizes include one $5,000 first-place prize and four $500 second-place prizes. Contact Tony DiCecco at tony.dicecco@uni.edu for more information.

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

SAN JOSE TAIKO DRUMMERS:

San Jose Taiko Drummers will perform at 7 p.m., Friday, April 16, at the GBPAC. Tickets are available at www.unitix.uni.edu or by calling 3-4849.

 

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 midnight Saturday, April 17. 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.

 

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 15 and 16, and 2 p.m., Sunday, April 18, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL Hall. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

VAN CLIBURN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION SILVER MEDALIST:

Yeol Eum Son will perform at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 18, at the GBPAC. Tickets available online at www.unitix.uni.eduor by calling 3-4849.

 

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.

 

UNI STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT:

UNI students will offer a chamber music concert at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in Graham Hall, RSL Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 
UNI FACULTY STRING QUARTET:

The UNI Faculty String Quartet will offer a spring recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Featuring School of Music faculty artists Frederick Halgedahl, violin; Therese Fetter, violin; Julia Bullard, viola; and Jonathan Chenoweth, cello. This event is free and open to the public.

 

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, KAJI-DAIKO AND WEST AFRICAN DRUM ENSEMBLE:

The UNI Percussion and West African Drum Ensembles will offer its second spring concert along with UNI's Taiko drum ensemble Kaji-Daiko at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 
GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: NICHOLAS WALKER, DOUBLE BASS:

Visiting artist Nicholas Walker will present a double bass recital at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 22, in RSL 116. Walker earned his DMA in Early Music at Stony Brook University in 2004, and he studied with Paul Ellison at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, where he received a BMA in 1994. Walker currently serves as double bass professor at Ithaca College in New York. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI CLARINET STUDIO AND CLARINET ENSEMBLE CONCERT:

The UNI Clarinet Studio and Ensemble will offer a spring concert at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 22, in Graham Hall, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.

 

EARTH DAY CONCERT:

The RRTTC is hosting Gabrielle Louise to perform in celebration of Earth Day at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 22, at Lampost (204 West Seerley, Cedar Falls). Gabrielle's sound is a blend of folk, roots and Americana laced with sultry jazz. She will give a short presentation about her "Veggie Van," which runs on 100-percent waste-vegetable oil.

 

JAZZ PANTHERS CONCERT:

The UNI Jazz Panthers will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 22, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL, with selections to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: JAZZ BAND ONE:

The UNI Jazz Band One will offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 23, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

INTERNATIONAL DANCE THEATRE SPRING CONCERT:

UNI's International Dance Theatre will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 24, and 2 p.m., Sunday, April 25, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This year's show will feature a history of dance in America, including dances of early settlers, the Charleston era, Swing and Big Band, the Broadway musical and the modern era of hip hop. Tickets are $4 for students and senior citizens and $5 for the general public. Tickets can be bought from any IDT member, or at the door. Contact Daniel Wells at daniel.wells@uni.edu or 3-3560 for more information.

 

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL SPRING RECITALS:

The UNI Community Music School will host its spring recitals at noon, Sunday, April 25, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. Contact Cindi Mason at cynthia.mason@uni.edu for more information.

 

CHOPIN BONANZA #1 :

The first in a series of tribute concerts centered around the 200th anniversary of Chopin's birth, will take place at 8 p.m., Monday, April 26, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Students from Dmitri Vorobiev and Sean Botkin's studios will perform at this free concert.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

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. Documentary run time is one hour. Free and open to the public.

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT MOVIE NIGHT:

A double feature will be shown at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in CEEE Auditorium. "Food Inc." and "Fresh" will be shown followed by a discussion about sustainable and organic farming with local organic farmer Robert Faux of Faux Farms. Free locally grown popcorn will be provided by the RRTTC.

 

'LIFE IN THE UNDERGROWTH' FILM:

RRTTC presents "Life in the Undergrowth" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, in CEEE Auditorium. This movie is about getting up close and personal with bugs of all shapes and sizes. Free locally grown popcorn will be provided along with a presentation from student vermicomposter, Dan Kinker. Learn how to create a vermicompost and compost your food scraps at home.

 

BLACK COFFEE: GOLD IN YOUR CUP:

View part two of a three-part documentary that traces the unique and volatile history of coffee at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 24, 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 60 min. Free and open to the public.

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS:

USDA AFRI WEB CONFERENCE:

Come learn about the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, (AFRI), from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 15, in East Bartlett 213 (OSP). AFRI funds research, education and extension projects in sustaining agriculture, including farm efficiency and profitability, ranching, renewable energy, forestry aquaculture, rural communities and entrepreneurship, human nutrition, food safety, biotechnology and conventional breeding. Visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/usda-arfi or contact sarah.bridges@uni.edu for more information.

 
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. The workshop will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, April 19, in BCS 33 (space is limited to 36 people).

 

MANDATORY REPORTER OF CHILD ABUSE TRAINING:

A training session for Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, in SEC 245. This free training session is open to anyone. No preregistration is required. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at 3-2236 or heston@uni.edu.

 

STUDENT RESEARCH POSTER CONFERENCE:

The UNI Chapter of Sigma Xi will hold its 17th Annual Student Research Poster Conference from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday April 21, on the ground floor, south side of MSH. Members of the UNI community are invited to view the posters and talk with participating students. For more information contact Jean Gerrath, biology, at jean.gerrath@uni.edu.

 

START A BUSINESS-PLANNING WORKSHOP:

Free workshop for UNI students, staff and faculty from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, in BCS 33. Space is limited to 36 people. Advanced registration required at jpec@uni.edu or 273-JPEC.

 

NSF TUES (FORMERLY CCLI) INFORMATIONAL SESSION:

The Office of Sponsored Programs is hosting an informational Web conference on NSF's Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science program at 1 p.m., April 22, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. This is a great way to learn more about this funding opportunity. For more information, or to RSVP, contact sarah.bridges@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/nsf-tues.

 

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."

 

MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP:

Registration is now open for the management workshop "Juggling Multiple Projects Successfully" hosted by UNI's Executive Development Center. The workshop is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 27, in the BCS. Registration deadline is Tuesday, April 20. Workshop participants will be introduced to tools and techniques to ensure that projects succeed. The cost is $275 per workshop. UNI alumni members receive a 10-percent discount. For more information or to register, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 3-5851 or execdev@uni.edu. Registration can also be completed by visiting www.bcs.uni.edu/execdev and clicking "Enroll Now."

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

GESHE THUPTEN DORJEE ON THE SIX PARAMITAS:

The Venerable Geshe Thupten Dorjee, in preparation for the visit of the Dalai Lama, (http://www.artibet.com/geshedorjee.shtml) will deliver a talk on The Six Paramitas (The Six Perfections) from 2 to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 15, in the Great Reading Room, SRL Hall. For information, contact Gary Gute at 3-6149 or gary.gute@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

TIBETAN BROWN BAG SEMINAR:

The Venerable Geshe Thupten Dorjee, Tibetan Buddhist monk and teacher, will be the guest speaker from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, April 16, in the CME 109. His topic is Tibetan Buddhist Culture and Philosophy. Please bring a sack lunch. More events related to the Dalai Lama's visit are at http://www.uni.edu/dalailama/affiliated-events.

 

GBPAC GUEST ARTIST PIANO MASTERCLASS:

Join Yeol Eum Son, Van Cliburn Silver Medalist for a piano masterclass, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 17, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. UNI SOM students and a local high school student will perform. Free and open to the public. Contact amy.hunzelman@uni.edu for more information.

 

NORMAN COHN FAMILY ANNUAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE LECTURE:

Mona Sue Weissmark, Northwestern University and Harvard University, will give the Norman Cohn Family Annual Holocaust Remembrance Lecture at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. The lecture, "Holocaust Legacies," will be followed by a book signing and reception. Free and open to the public. Visit www.uni.edu/holocaust for further information.

 

MELISSA OHDEN STORY:

A Voice for the Voiceless: The Melissa Ohden Story will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. At about five months' gestation, Melissa Ohden survived a saline abortion and was placed in a neonatal unit, where her parents found her and adopted her. Melissa has experience working in a social welfare agency and is a member of the pro-woman organization Feminists for Life. She travels across the United States, speaking to college audiences. Sponsored by the Student Organization Speakers Fund and hosted by UNI Right to Life.

 

TRUTH ABOUT MEDIA VIOLENCE:

"The Truth About Media Violence: What TV Won’t Tell You" will be presented by guest lecturer Doug Gentile at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, in Maucker Union Ballroom. This lecture is part of the events leading up to the visit by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Gentile is a research scientist, author, award-winning educator and an assistant professor of developmental psychology at Iowa State University. He manages the Media Research Lab at ISU where he conducts research on media's impact on children and adults. He develops and conducts research projects designed to give parents and other caregivers information they need to make informed media choices for their children. Sponsored by the Center for Social and Behavioral Research and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology.

 

LECTURE BY 'JESUS INTERRUPTED' AUTHOR:

Bart Ehrman, author of "Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (and Why We Don't Know About Them)," will join the CME book discussion at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 22, and will return to campus at 7 p.m. to lecture in SEC 244/245.

 

BROWN BAG: NASA-IOWA SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM:

Ramanathan Sugumaran has been named the new director of the NASA-Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC), shifting the ISGC leadership from ISU to UNI. Sugumaran ("Sugu") will present an overview of the ISGC, its mission, programs and the opportunities it offers UNI faculty, research staff and students from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 29, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. Visit http://www.ia.spacegrant.org/ for more information on the ISGC. To RSVP or for more information, contact Hillery Oberle at hillery.oberle@uni.edu or 3-3961.

ATHLETICS:

TENNIS:

Tennis hosts Illinois State Saturday, April 17 and Bradley on Sunday, April 18 at the Black Hawk Tennis Club. Times TBA.

 

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:

UNI TAE KWON-DO CLUB:

The UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club is open to faculty and staff, as well as students. The club is celebrating 40 years at UNI and is the oldest collegiate traditional Tae-Kwon Do club in America. Master Joseph Philip has produced an unprecedented 614 Distinguished Black Belts, a national collegiate milestone. Students of any skill level, age, gender or physical conditioning, can learn the Korean art. They practice Traditional Chung do Kwan Tae Kwon-Do, and the focus is on discipline, courtesy and respect. New students may join anytime. For details about membership and practice times, visit http://www.unitkd.com/index40.htm.

 

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.

 

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.

CAMPUS DINING:

WHAT'S YOUR CARBON FOOT PRINT?:

Piazza and Rialto Dining Centers will have a Carbon Lite special event on Earth Day, from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 22, featuring giveaways and menu choices that help lower our carbon footprint. Information about this topic will be posted throughout the dining centers.

 

 

 

Maintained by University Marketing & Public Relations
Last Modified: April 14, 2010