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Monday, April 4, 2005

NEWS

E-BILL DUE DATE REMINDER:

Fall registration begins the second week in April. Your account must be current to register. Access your e-bill by going to MyUNIverse, then go to personal records. The next due date is April 6.

 

WARNING SIREN TO SOUND:

The Black Hawk County Emergency Management Agency will conduct a test of the outdoor early warning siren system Wednesday, April 6, at 11 a.m. One sound is used for the test -- a steady wail lasting for three minutes. If severe weather conditions are present, the test will be canceled to avoid confusion.

 
RECYCLE CELL PHONES AND PRINTER CARTRIDGES:

The RRTTC is collecting used cell phones as part of the Wireless Foundation's "Donate a Phone" program (http://www.donateaphone.com). You also can drop off used printer cartridges. Collection boxes are in each residence hall office, DOR Redeker Center, WRC 224, and ITC 9. For further information, contact Leslie Rash, 273-3858, leslier@uni.edu, http://www.rrttc.uni.edu.

 
INPUT REQUESTED ON CAMPUS DISABLED ACCESS:

The Coordinating Committee for Disability Accommodations is gathering information and ideas for enhanced accessibility (facilities and services) for persons with disabilities on the UNI campus.  Please submit your concerns and recommendations (short-term and long-term projects) to http://www.uni.edu/ccda/feedback.shtml

 

FAMILY OF THE YEAR APPLICATIONS:

Nominate your family for 2005 Family of the Year. Applications available at http://www.uni.edu/familyweekend
Applications are due to the Student Involvement & Activities Center by April 15. The winning family could receive one night at the Black Hawk Hotel, football tickets, halftime presentation and $250 from University Book & Supply. Nominate your family today.

 

KUNI'S IOWA STATEHOUSE CONNECTION:

KUNI presents "The Iowa Statehouse Connection," originating from the Law Library in the Iowa Capitol Building. Guests for Monday, April 4, at 10 a.m., include the Director of the Iowa Department of Public Health, Mary Mincer Hansen; Democratic Sen. Amanda Ragan, of Mason City; and Republican Rep. Linda Upmeyer, of Garner. They will discuss a variety of public-health issues including the tobacco tax, obesity, lead poisoning and programs for the elderly.

 

UNI STUDENT 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 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.

 

CANNED FOOD DRIVE AT ESSENTIALS:

Essentials student employees in Maucker Union are collecting canned foods and monetary donations 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOURS

 

WRC AND HEALTH BEAT HOURS:

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

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

SPECIAL COMPUTER PRICING ANTICIPATED APRIL 18 THROUGH JULY 15:

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 produced per-computer cost savings from $300 to more than $500 per machine. This negotiated pricing is expected to continue for all UNI students (including new incoming students), faculty and staff during this limited timeframe. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase/SpecialBids.htm

 

ATTENTION SENIORS:

The UNI Alumni Association presents "Senior Celebration." Claim your free Senior Pak this week on the Commons Plaza (between Commons and the Campanile) on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, call 273-2355 or visit http://www.unialum.org/events/seniorcelebration.shtml.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN TASMANIA:

Application deadline to study at the University of Tasmania during the fall 2005 semester has been extended to Friday, April 15. Scholarships are available. The University of Tasmania offers many majors including programs in biology, environmental engineering, and art. To learn more, visit http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/programs/AustraliaTasmania.asp, visit Baker 59, or call 273-7078.

 
FALL CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE COURSES:

A listing of the new Capstone Experience courses for fall can be found on pages 16 and 18 of the schedule of classes. Course descriptions can be found at http://fp.uni.edu/lac/

 

LEADERSHIP & PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY CAPSTONE:

Capstone course for Fall Semester 2005 (not in schedule book): 010:159:14 LEADERSHIP & PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY--2 hrs. credit; 4 - 6 p.m., Wednesdays in 423 SEC. Students will identify their competencies, examine the practice of leadership through critical analysis of examples drawn from local and national newspapers, and write a code of ethics.

 

INTERNSHIPS ABROAD:

The American Institute for Foreign Study offers internships in London, Sydney, Rome, Florence and Cannes. For more information visit http://www.aifsabroad.com. Apply through the UNI Study Abroad Center, 273-7078, 59 Baker Hall.

 

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 also is available via e-mail, phone and in person.

 

JSTOR DATABASES AVAILABLE THROUGH ROD LIBRARY:

The JSTOR Arts & Sciences Collections I, II, and III are now available. These databases provide access to the full text of more than 359 journals in diverse disciplines. Select JSTOR on the "Databases A – Z" menu 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 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.


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. Paid mentor positions require a comittment of 10-15 hours per month for three academic semesters beginning with this spring semester. Deadline for applications is Friday, April 8. 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.

 

 

CLUBS/MEETINGS

SCUBA CLUB MEETING:

The club will have opportunities avaliable for students who are certified along with others who are not. An introductory meeting will take place Wednesday, April 6, at 6 p.m., in Lang 365. If you cannot come, but are interested, e-mail uniscuba@yahoo.com, or dobes5@uni.edu or call 319-939-7368.

 
PRE-LAW CLUB MEETING:

The Pre-Law Club will meet Wednesday, April 6, at 7 p.m., in CBB 127. Troy Dejoode, the general counsel for Cedar Falls Utilities will be the speaker.

 
UNI CIRCLE K MEETINGS:

The UNI Circle K will meet Sunday, April 17, 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 available in 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 the WRC sand volleyball court.

 

INTRAMURAL TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT:

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

 

INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

Open to faculty, staff and students. Managers meeting will be at 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 11, in WRC Room 150.
Entries due: WRC 101, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., April 12-13. Tournament play begins Sunday afternoon, April 17, on the IM fields. Time TBA. Entry fee is $20 with a two game guarantee.

 
INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:

Open to faculty, staff and students. Managers meeting is 4 p.m., Monday, April 11, in WRC Room 150.
Entries due: WRC 101 , 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., April 12-13. Tournament play: IM Fields, 9 a.m., April 16 (rain date April 23) Entry Fee is $20 with a two game guarantee.

 

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 is 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:

Melissa Rose Ziemer, a veteran of the Chicago-based bands Gertrude and the Juleps, will perform Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m., in the third floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. For more information visit http://www.kuniradio.org/kustud.html.

 
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.

 

PERFORM AT THE NO SHAME THEATRE:

No Shame theatre is an open venue for performing--anyone is welcome to perform, provided they follow these three rules: All pieces must be original, no more than five minutes in length, and the performance cannot damage the space or cause harm to anyone. Performances are Fridays, April 8, 15 and 29, 10 p.m., CAC, Room 108. For more information, visit http://www.noshame.org

 

SPRING 2005 DANCE GALA:

The UNI Orchesis Dance Company will perform its annual spring gala, "Tribute", Saturday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 10, at 2 p.m. at the Oster-Regent Theatre on Main Street in Cedar Falls. Tickets can be purchased from any Orchesis member for $5 (through April 4) or at the door for $7.
http://www.uni.edu/dance/concerts.htm

 

 

EVENTS

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

"Blowing in the Wind: Marilyn Monroe, Spider Legs, and Energy," Monday April 4, 4 p.m., Latham 125. Peter R. Hamlin, senior environmental policy analyst, MidAmerican Energy, will discuss what is in the air we breathe and how to use air as an energy source. Free and open to the public.

 
PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Tuesday: Softball at Iowa State, Ames, 3 p.m.
Wednesday: Baseball vs. Minnesota, 3 p.m., Riverfront Stadium, Waterloo.

Saturday: Mark Messersmith Track Invitational, Mark Messersmith Outdoor Track Complex, north of Towers, all day.

 

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. This chilling film is about a totalitarian society where even thinking against the government is a crime. Free and open to the public.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP:

This free workshop is Tuesday, April 5, 3-5 p.m., CBB 3. This course is designed to teach the basics of starting a small business. Advance 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 "History of Wind Energy." John 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.

 

LATE NIGHT AT THE CME FEATURING "A DAY WITHOUT A MEXICAN":

The CME will host monthly movie nights at the CME (109 MAU), with free popcorn and pop. "A Day Without A Mexican" will be shown Wednesday, April 6, at 7 p.m. One day California wakes up and not a single Latino is left in the state. Chaos, tragedy and comedy quickly ensue. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or call 3-2250. Free and open to the public.

 

LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP SPEAKER SERIES:

Leaders on Leadership speakers talk about leadership in business Thursday, April 7, 3:30-4:45 p.m. in SEC 252. Speakers include Renee Miller of John Deere Waterloo Works; David Neil, UAW C.A.P.-Iowa Region 4; and Nicki Rainey-Thomas with Pauline Company, Inc., Waterloo. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers.htm.

 

THURSDAZE APRIL 7 EVENTS:

This week includes the rollercoaster simulator ride "THE SCREAMER" from 6 p.m. to midnight; iPOD demonstrations at 7 p.m.; international student fashion & variety show at 9 p.m.; and the movie "National Treasure" at 7 and 9:30 p.m. For more info, contact the SIAC office at 273-2683.

 

CANCER SURVIVORS WANTED:

Are you a 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. 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 is at 8 a.m., in 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.

 

FASHION SHOW:

http://www.uni.edu/tapp
The students of the Textile and Apparel program will host a free fashion show on Saturday, April 9, at 8 p.m. The show features original designs by the students, and performances by the Kinetic Energy dancers. Following the show, there will be refreshments.

 

TAKE BACK THE NIGHT:

Take Back the Night is an annual event to end violence against women. TBTN 2005 is Tuesday, April 12, beginning at 5 p.m., on top of Maucker Union. There will be several performances, an open mic portion, and a march. For more information, contact Kelsey Harr at kharr@uni.edu

 

WALT WHITMAN LIVE!!:

Wednesday, April 13, 7:30 pm, Lang Hall Auditorium. Bill Koch, UNI adjunct instructor in English, will present his one-man show of Whitman speaking on major themes of his poetry, Abe Lincoln, American culture and his Civil War experiences.. Contact: Bill Koch, 273-6231.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

Wednesday, April 13, 7 p.m., SRL 115. Reinier Hesselink, History, will present "A Christian Town in a Pagan Land: Nagasaki Under the Jesuits." Free and open to all.

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY WORKSHOP:

Thursday, April 14, 3:30 p.m., CBB 3. Advance registration is required. No fees. Learn the basics of IP (patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets) from Brian Laurenzo, IP attorney with Dorsey and Whitney's Des Moines office. Tips and considerations for handling IP and how it fits into your business or department. For more information, visit
http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm, katherine.cota@uni.edu, 273-7350.

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

How to Write a Business Plan Workshop, Tuesday, April 19, 3-5 p.m., CBB3. Learn what makes an effective business plan. Information packed. Free. Advance registration is required as space is limited. For more information, 273-7350, katherine.cota@uni.edu, or http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm

 

CSBS STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE:

The 12th Annual Student Research Conference, will take place Saturday, April 23. The keynote speaker is Kathi L. Heffner, on "I Love You but You Make Me Sick: Marriage, Hormones and Health." This is a great professional experience for students in any of the social and behavioral sciences. The submission deadline for posters and oral presentations is Monday, April 4. Visit http://fp.uni.edu/maclink/csbs_main.htm for information on how to register and submit.

 

 


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