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Monday, March 28, 2005

NEWS

APPLYING FOR 2005-2006 FINANCIAL AID:

Get your 2005-2006 financial aid in place now. Apply online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov or stop by the Financial Aid Office for a paper application.

 
UNI ALUMNI AMBASSADORS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2005:

The UNI Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) is a volunteer organization serving UNI through promotion of the university to prospective students, alumni and friends. Applications are due Friday, April 8, and are available online at http://www.uni.edu/admissions/saa/index.htm.

 

NISG NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SPEAKER OF THE SENATE:

The Northern Iowa Student Government is accepting applications for the position of Speaker of the Senate. This is a salaried position. Prior NISG membership is not required. The speaker is responsible for running senate meetings using "Roberts Rules of Order, Newly Revised," as well as preparing agendas, filling empty senate seats, and representing the Senate. Interested persons should apply online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/government/nisgapp.shtml. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Monday, April 11.

 

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE:

Get involved with a UNI university committee. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/government/unicommapp.shtml.Time committment varies; on average one meeting a month.

 

KUNI'S IOWA STATEHOUSE CONNECTION:

KUNI presents "The Iowa Statehouse Connection," originating from the Law Library in the Iowa Capitol Building, Monday, March 28, 10 a.m. The topic will be government efficiency. Guests include Gov. Tom Vilsack; Republican Sen. Jeff Angelo of Creston; Republican Rep. Cecil Dolecheck of Mount Ayr; and Democratic Rep. Geri Huser of Altoona.

 

CANNED FOOD DRIVE AT ESSENTIALS:

Essentials student employees in Maucker Union are collecting canned foods or monetary donations during March to help the N.E. Iowa Food Bank. Those contributing two or more items will receive a free Hawaiian lei and will have their names displayed in the windows.

 
CHFA FACULTY EXCELLENCE AWARD:

The Faculty Senate of the College of Humanities & Fine Arts calls for nominations for the CHFA Faculty Excellence Award. The purpose of the award is to honor tenured faculty who have excelled as teachers and scholars and effectively combined the two into exciting classroom experiences.The recipient will make a presentation to the college community and invited guests during the fall semester. A $500 cash award will be given by the College of Humanities & Fine Arts. Nomination forms are at http://www.uni.edu/chfa/excellence.htm

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH DISPLAY AT ROD LIBRARY:

During March, a display to commemorate National Women’s History Month and Asian-American Month is in the entryway of the library. There are posters and quotations by famous individuals, as well as UNI library books related to these topics. For more information on events, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

NEW CASSEROLES AT WASABI:

Homemade casseroles are featured daily at Wasabi. The weekly features include Beef and Noodles, Mondays; Tater Tot Casserole, Tuesdays; Lasagna, Wednesdays; Chicken Monterey, Thursdays and Goulash on Fridays.

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS:

The UNI-Dome and UNI Wrestling will host the 2005 USA Wrestling Kids/Cadet & Veterans Folkstyle National Championships, April 2 and 3 in the UNI-Dome. Volunteers are needed to run scoreclocks and track and deliver bout sheets. No prior experience is necessary and each job is learned quickly. Contact Dan at soy2140@uni.edu to schedule. (Required volunteer hours can be authorized.)

 

CONVERSATION PARTNER PROGRAM:

The Culture & Intensive English Program (CIEP) matches international students with a UNI student or staff member. The partners meet for one hour each week and talk in English to allow the international students to improve their English and understanding of American culture. American students benefit by meeting international students and developing a greater cultural awareness and understanding. Sign up to be a conversation partner at http://www.uni.edu/ciep or visit the CIEP office in Baker 72. Male students are especially encouraged to sign up.

 

HOURS

 

WRC AND HEALTH BEAT HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/ or call 273-2391.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

WHICH DATABASE:

Rod Library will help you get to the right database via live chat sessions. Hours are Monday - Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Thursday, 11 a.m.- 8:30 p.m. and Friday, 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. See "Ask Us" link in upper left corner of library home page or visit http://www.lib.uni.edu/ris/askchat.shtml. Help is also available via e-mail, phone and in person.

 
SPECIAL COMPUTER PRICING ANTICIPATED APRIL 18 THROUGH JULY 20:

Each year for the past several years, UNI has negotiated a volume purchase of new Windows-based computers for the student computer centers, central labs and other departments. This bid process has realized per computer cost savings estimated from $300 to more than $500 per machine. This negotiated pricing is expected to continue for all students (including new incoming students), faculty and staff of UNI during this limited timeframe. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase/SpecialBids.htm

 

JSTOR DATABASES AVAILABLE THROUGH ROD LIBRARY:

The JSTOR Arts & Sciences Collections I, II, and III are now available to the University community. These databases provide access to the full text of more than 359 journals in diverse disciplines. Select JSTOR on the "Databases A – Z" menu on the library Web page at http://www.library.uni.edu/ Additional information is available at http://www.library.uni.edu/news/

 

CME NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE ONLINE:

Read the UNI Center for Multicultural Education’s spring issue of its "Voices" newsletter, available at http://www.uni.edu/cme. Learn about upcoming events and interesting facts, including: upcoming out-of-state Multicultural May Trip, new job postings, as well as Asian American and Women’s History Month information. Comments, questions, or article contributions can be sent to the "Voices" Editor, Jinger Bremer at Jingerjo@uni.edu or call 273-2250.

 

MEMFIS TRAINING:

Classes are available to learn how to access MEMFIS, view and update personal and W-4 infomation, view and print leave balances, print payslips, create and review and approve timecards. Register at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start&admin_group=MFIS.


APPLY TO BE A MENTOR FOR THE GPS MENTORING PROGRAM:

The GPS (Gaining Panther Success) Mentoring Program is a new program designed to help incoming minority students make a successful transition to UNI. The paid mentor positions require a committment of 10-15 hours per month for three academic semesters beginning with this spring semester. Deadline for applications is Friday, April 8, and mandatory training takes place Saturday, April 16. For pay rate, application, or other information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or call coordinators Lydia Perez Roberts at 273-2250, or LyAnn Brown at 273-3556.


SMART START CLASS:

Attend this 90-minute information blitz suited for up-and-coming entrepreneurs. This class will briefly cover business planning, financing, credit, legal and tax issues. Cost is $15 per person. For more information and class dates, call 236-8123 or visit http://www.unirbc.org

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT AT THE WRC:

Wellness and Recreation Services is accepting applications for summer employment for lifeguards and swim lesson teachers. Applications are available in Room 101 of the WRC. Contact Chris Denison at 273-7263 or at denison@uni.edu for more information.

 

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT AS A TUTOR/MENTOR:

The UNI Upward Bound Math and Science Program and the Classic Upward Bound Program are looking for math and science majors to be tutor/mentors for the Summer Enrichment Program, from June 11 to July 25. Tutors/mentors reside in the dormitories with students for the six weeks. In addition to salaries, tutors/mentors receive free room and board. Travel expenses are paid. For more information contact Latricia Hylton at 433-1260 or Wilfred Johnson at 433-1250. Visit http://www.uni.edu/eop/ubms or http://www.uni.edu/eop/ub. Application deadline is Monday, March 28.

 

HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

You have enough things to haul to and from campus. Half and long lockers are available for rent. Contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu. Sign-up also available at HB; just ask a fitness supervisor.

 

 

CLUBS/MEETINGS

INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL EXCHANGES CLUB MEETING:

Study Abroad Club meeting will take place in SIAC (behind Student Goverment) at 4 p.m., Monday, March 28. Everyone is welcome. No international experience necessary.

 

UNI CIRCLE K MEETINGS:
The UNI Circle K will meet Sunday, April 3, at 8 p.m., in the College Eye Room, Maucker Union. Circle K, sponsored by Kiwanis International, is focused on service, leadership and fellowship. All students are welcome. For more information, visit http://www.circlek.org or contact Melissa at melyocum@uni.edu.

 

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

 
OPEN CO-REC SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT:

Entries are in the WRC 101, April 4-6, $20 sign-up fee. Tournament bracket will be posted April 8, with play on Sunday, April 10, (rain date April 17) at WRC sand volleyball court.

 

ROCK CLIMB IN IOWA:

UNI Outdoors will introduce the basic skills of outdoor climbing at Backbone State Park, Saturday, April 9. Cost is $20 (UNI); $25 (guest). Pre-trip meeting is April 5, 5 p.m., WRC 174. Contact Outdoor Rec at 273-7163.

 

ROCK CLIMBING/HIKING IN ARKANSAS:

Backpack and climb in one of the best outdoor recreation areas April 15-17. Cost $80 (UNI); $90 (guest). Pre-trip meeting Tuesday, April 12, at 5 p.m., WRC 174. Challenging routes offered for all skill levels; no experience necessary. All equipment provided. Contact Outdoor Rec at 273-7163.

 

INTRAMURAL TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT:

Register in WRC 101, April 4-7, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Singles tournament play on Tuesday, April 12, and doubles Wednesday, April 13, 7 p.m., WRC courts.

 

BACKPACKING IN MICHIGAN:

Backpack the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Area in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, April 22-24. Cost $80 (UNI); $90 (guest). Pre-trip meeting Tuesday, April 19, at 5 p.m., WRC 174. A great adventure with impressive views and a "rain forest" feel. Contact Outdoor Rec at 273-7163.

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Monday, March 28, at 7 p.m., third floor studios in the CAC, singer-songwriter and guitarist Chrys Mitchell will perform. His musical roots are in the folk boom of the sixties. Admission is $3 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. For more information, visit http://www.kuniradio.org/kustud.html.

 

CONCERT CHORALE CONCERT:

Nicole Lamartine, conductor. Monday, March 28, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC, Great Hall.  

 

ANNA IN THE TROPICS BY NILO CRUZ:

Theatre UNI presents a reading of Nilo Cruz's "Anna in the Tropics," Tuesday, March 29, 7:30 p.m., CAC Room 108. This is a passionate story of Cuban-America cigar factory workers in 1929, and winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for best play. Admission is free.

 

VOCAL AREA STUDENT RECITAL:

Jean McDonald, coordinator. Tuesday, March 29, 6 p.m., Davis Hall.

ESPRIT DU VENT WOODWIND QUINTET:

Thomas Tritle, coach. Wednesday, March 30, 6 p.m., Russell Aud. 

 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES:

Women's Chorus/UNI Singers' Concert, Wednesday, March 30, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC, Great Hall.

 

BEAT. A PLAY ON WORDS:

This exciting, rhythmic production focuses on Allen Ginsberg's famous obscenity trial. Directed by UNI senior Amanda Freking, the show runs March 31, April 1 and 2, at 7:30 p.m., in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang Hall 040. The show is free. Seating is limited.

 

SYMPHONY:

The W-CF Symphony will be joined by pianist Wendy Chen April 2, 7:30 p.m., at the GBPAC. Ms. Chen will perform one of Mozart's late piano concertos. Also on the program, works by Webern and Schubert. Tickets at 273-SHOW or at http://www.wcfsymphony.org.

 

INTERNATIONAL DANCE CONCERT:

The UNI International Dance Theatre's Spring Concert, "Around The World In Dance," will take place Saturday, April 2, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 3, 2 p.m., in the Russell Hall Auditorium. Ticket prices for adults are $6, students and senior citizens are $4. For information call 273-6195 or visit http://www.uni.edu/dance/concerts.htm

 

MISS SAIGON (*U-CARD DISCOUNT):

This broadway musical runs Friday-Sunday, April 8-10 at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com). Set in Saigon during and after the Vietnam War, this is a story of two young lovers torn apart by the fortunes of destiny and held together by a burning passion and the fate of a small child. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC box office. *UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets.

 

EVENTS

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

On Monday, March 28, 4 p.m., in Latham 125, Gary Shawver, president of Shawver Well Company, will present "Water Wells in the Cedar Valley Aquifer." The talk will be about groundwater in the Cedar Valley aquifer and the business of drilling wells to extract this important resource.

 
PRIDE WEEK EVENT: INFORMATION TABLE:

On Monday, March 28, there will be an information table at the Maucker Union from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stop by and pick up a schedule for the week, get other LGBT information, sign up for our e-mail list. For more information, e-mail lgbsta@uni.edu, or visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/lgbsta

 

PRIDE WEEK EVENT: TRANS ISSUES TALK:

On Monday, March 28, there will be a Trans Issues talk at 7 p.m., in Seerley 115. For many people, "transgendered" is a mysterious and often misunderstood term. This presentation will cover the basics of t'ism, some basic myths and truths and ways to reach greater understanding. Presenter, Liz Bendalin, is 32 years old, a lifelong cross dresser, and married to a supportive wife. Currently she is in the process of constructing a statewide network for t-individuals and is writing a book on a pastoral response to the transgendered individual. Everyone is welcome.

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH FILM SERIES:

The film "Dadi and Her Family" will be shown March 29 and 30, at the Center for Multicultural Education (109 MAU). Showtimes are 9 and 11 a.m., and 1, 3 and 7 p.m. This film focuses on a grandmother in a Jat farm family in Haryana, her views on changing values in the family and changing times. Refreshments provided. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/cme. Sponsored by the CME.

 

T-SHIRT SALES:

T-Shirts, sweatshirts, scrubs, and other items are available at the UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society sale, Tuesday, March 29, 8 a.m.- 8 p.m., and Wednesday, March 30, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., in the 2nd Floor SEC Lobby. Sales support the group's educational and service projects.

 

PRIDE WEEK EVENT: FILM SHOWING OF 'NORMAL':

On Wednesday, March 30, the film "Normal" will be shown at 7 p.m., in Seerley 115. "Normal," starring Jessica Lange and Tom Wilkinson is about a devoted couple, living in rural Illinois when the character of Roy confesses that he’s a woman trapped in a man’s body and he wants a sex change. What happens to a town, a factory and a loving marriage when confronted with such a transformation is all about being who you are, being in love, and simply being normal. For more information, e-mail lgbsta@uni.edu, or visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/lgbsta

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Wednesday: Baseball vs. Upper Iowa, Riverfront Stadium, 3 p.m.

Softball vs. Iowa, Panther Park, 3 p.m.

Friday: Baseball vs. Indiana State, Riverfront Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday: Baseball vs. Indiana State, Riverfront Stadium, 2 p.m.

Softball vs. Creighton, Panther Park, noon and 2 p.m.

Sunday: Baseball vs. Indiana State, Riverfront Stadium, 1 p.m.

Softball vs. Creighton, Panther Park, noon.

 

LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP SPEAKER SERIES:

Thursday, March 31, 3:30-4:45 p.m., in SEC 252. The topic is "Media Leadership." Speakers are John Hess, director of broadcasting for KUNI; Julie Kraft, TV consultant with Frank N. Magid Associates; and Nancy Raffensperger Newhoff, managing editor, Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier. For more information on future speakers, visit, http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.html.

 

SLGP SPEAKER SERIES:

The UNI SLGP Speaker Series will host newly-elected Senator Jeff Danielson, a graduate of UNI's Graduate Program in Public Policy on Thursday, March 31, at 3:30 p.m., in Sabin 103. Jeff will speak on future opportunities in the public administration and political science fields and his experiences as a state senator.

 

THURSDAZE, MARCH 31 MOVIE NIGHT:

Come out and enjoy Thursdaze Movie Night featuring "Ocean's Twelve," starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m., in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Refreshments and snacks provided. For more information, contact the SIAC office at 273-2683.

 

PRIDE WEEK EVENT:

Christianity, Homosexuality, and the Bible, Thursday, March 31, at 7 p.m., in Seerley 120. UNI Philosophy & Religion Professor Susan Hill will discuss what is in the Bible about homosexuality and what is not. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact lgbsta@uni.edu, or http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/lgbsta

 

ANXIETY DISORDER SCREENING DAY:

Anxiety Disorder Screening Day will be Thursday, March 31, at the UNI Counseling Center in 213 East Bartlett (formerly the Student Services Center). The screening will last approximately one hour and will be offered at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The free screening is open to UNI faculty, staff and students. For more information, contact jennifer.murra@uni.edu or call 273-2676.

 

CEDAR RAPIDS INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL:

The Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival held April 1 and 2 at the Collins Road Theatre in Marion, Iowa. Mark Janssen, a 2004 UNI electronic media graduate, will show his documentary "Brothers Sing On- The Road to St. Peter's." The film won the master documentary award for 2005. Paul Marlow, a 1988 UNI graduate, directed and produced the documentary about the UNI Men's Glee Club and director Bob Byrnes. Showtimes are 8:45 p.m., April 1 and 10:31 a.m., April 2. Tickets include both dates and are $9 in advance and $12 at the door. Please call 319-377-4555 to order or go to http://www.crifilms.com/festival.html for more information.

 

GRACE ANN HOVET STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARDS:

Grace Ann Hovet Student Leadership Awards program takes place Sunday, April 3, in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom,. The reception begins at 3:30 p.m., and the program is at 4 p.m. March 31 is the deadline for reservations. For more information or to make reservations, call 273-2332 or e-mail margaret.corson@uni.edu.

 

FILM - '1984':

The film adaptation of the classic novel "1984," by George Orwell, will be shown Tuesday, April 5, 7 p.m., in Seerley 115, as part of Amnesty International's week of action on the PATRIOT Act. A chilling film about a totalitarian society in which even thinking against the government is a crime. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Amnesty International and Students for Social Justice.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP:

This free workshop is April 5, 3-5 p.m., CBB 3. This course is designed to teach the basics of starting a small business. Advanced registration is required as space is limited. For more information, call 273-7350, or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu or visit http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm

 

CEEE PRESENTS 'HISTORY OF WIND ENERGY':

On Wednesday, April 6, at 7 p.m., in the CEEE auditorium, the CEEE will continue its 10th Anniversary series with John Root's program "History of Wind Energy." Root, from Muscatine Power and Water, will retrace the ancient origins of wind energy and the impact it has in modern times. This in-depth slideshow provides a pictorial history of wind mills, wind turbines and wind farms. A reception will follow the program.

 

2005 REGIONAL ACTIVITY:

April 8-10, the UNI PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) Chapter will host one of 15 nationwide regional activities. Sessions will be led by public relations professionals from ESPN, Disneyworld, KWWL and others. The conference is open to all. For more information or a registration form, visit http://www.uni.edu/jjl or e-mail uniregionalactivity2005@yahoo.com.

 

CANCER SURVIVORS WANTED:

Are you are cancer survivor? Come and be honored at UNI Relay For Life on April 8-9. The night kicks off with a Cancer Survivor Celebration at 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on University Ave. The Relay begins at 6 p.m. with a luminary ceremony and survivor lap beginning at 8 p.m. You can still form a team for the 3rd annual UNI Relay For Life. Team t-shirt orders due March 30. T-shirt pick-up and bank night is April 4. Register or get more information at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/relayforlife or e-mail grante@uni.edu with any questions.

 

NATIONAL EDUCATOR EXPO:

Saturday, April 9, Maucker Union, teacher registration at 8 a.m., Seerley Hall. More than 95 school districts from across the United States will recruit educators for the 2005-06 academic year. For a list of registered districts and a registration form, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs. Sponsored by UNI Advising & Career Services. For more information, call 273-2062.

 

'SPRINT INTO SPRING' 5K RUN/WALK:

The 4th Annual "Sprint into Spring" 5K run/walk, sponsored by Pi Sigma Epsilon, will take place Saturday, April 9, at 8 a.m., on the UNI campus, rain or shine. Early registration is $15 (must be received by March 30). Registration is $17 after March 30. Register at Health Beat, YMCA, Cedar Falls Rec Center, Marketing Office (CBB) and at: http://isrl.cba.uni.edu/pse/PSE%20registration.pdf. Contact Greg Pudenz at pudenz22@uni.edu for more information.

 

 


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