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Monday, April 11, 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.

 

ORDER PARKING PASSES FOR 2005/06 NOW:

Students can order parking passes for next year online. See the "current announcements" link in MyUNIverse, or go to "Parking Permit Application" in the UNI forms repository. Note: CP permits (preferred parking for selected residence-hall students) are awarded by the Department of Residence. Students who qualify for a CP permit will be notified by the end of April. CP permits must be purchased at the Department of Public Safety. They will go on sale Aug. 1. If you have questions about the parking permits, call 273-2710.

 

STUDENT EMPLOYEES AND EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED:

The following individuals have been selected as UNI Student Employees of the Year and UNI Student Employer of the Year. These individuals have made significant contributions to their department, the university, and the Waterloo/Cedar Falls community. Student employees of the year are Sarah Csukker, Advising & Career Services; Grant Erwin, Residence, Rialto Dining Center; Leah Goepferd, Chemistry; Cory Johnson, Curriculum & Instruction; and Leslie Rash, RRTTC. The UNI student employer of the year is Chris Denison, Wellness Recreation Center.

 

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 and long-term projects) to http://www.uni.edu/ccda/feedback.shtml

 

UNI WOMEN'S RUGBY CLUB ADVANCES TO NATIONALS:

The UNI Women's Rugby Club will compete in the USA Rugby Division I Sweet 16 Women's Collegiate Nationals April 16-17, in Gainesville, Fla. They will play the Women's Air Force Academy in the first round. The UNI women have previously won two National Championships in Division II. This will be the first year the team has competed in Division I. Questions/comments contact jennifer.murra@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

FAMILY OF THE YEAR APPLICATIONS:

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

 

 

HOURS

UNIVERSITY SUMMER HOURS:

Beginning Monday, May 9, summer hours for university offices are 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer hours will remain in effect through Friday, Aug. 12.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

THE UNI ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PRESENTS SENIOR CELEBRATION:

Seniors-only events include "Grab N’ Go Breakfast" on Tuesday, "Ice Cream Social" on Wednesday, and "Pizza and Pop at the Campanile" on Thursday. All students are invited to attend seminars offered on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening at 6 p.m., in Maucker Union. Refreshments and door prizes provided. For more information, call 273-2355 or visit http://www.unialum.org/events/seniorcelebration.shtml.

 
STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP FOR SPRING AND FALL 2006:

The UNI Study Abroad Center is offering two $750 scholarships for participation in AIFS, a new affiliate program. For countries selection visit http://www.aifsabroad.com. Apply at UNI Study Abroad Center, 273-7078, 59 Baker Hall.

 

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

 

MEMFIS USER GROUP MINUTES:

Minutes from the March 24 MEMFIS Users Group meeting are available at http://maple.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/memfis_users/meetingminutes.asp

 

KUNI'S STATEHOUSE CONNECTION:

KUNI presents "The Iowa Statehouse Connection," 10 a.m., Monday, April 11, originating from the Law Library in the Iowa Capitol Building. Guests include Senate Democratic leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs; Senate Republican leader Jeff Lamberti of Ankeny; House Speaker Christopher Rants, a Republican from Sioux City; and House Minority Leader Pat Murphy, a Democrat from Dubuque. They will discuss a range of legislative issues from the budget, to the cigarette tax, to new laws dealing with sexual predators. Because of fundraising we will accept e-mail questions before the show at kuninews@uni.edu.

 

MAY-TERM ACTING CLASS:

The Department of Theatre will offer "Acting for Life" (490:059), a May-term class that will teach techniques for relaxation and focus, increasing self-awareness and communication skills, decreasing performance anxiety and expressing creative impulses and emotions. Ideal preparation for careers in which public speaking and/or presentation is required. For more information, visit: http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 

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 are 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- two 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.

 

 

CLUBS/MEETINGS

 
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

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.

 

INTRAMURAL BENCH PRESS:

Registration and competition: Wednesday, April 20, in WRC Free Weight Room. 6 p.m. weigh-ins, 7 p.m. competition.

 

INTRAMURAL OPEN MEN'S SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:

Open to faculty/staff and students. Entry and registration in WRC 101, April 18-20, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Open men's tournament play on Saturday, April 23, IM fields, time TBA (rain date Sunday, April 24.) $20 entry fee. Two-game guarantee.

 

INTRAMURAL 2005 OUTDOOR TRACK MEET:

Sunday, April 24, 4 p.m., UNI all weather track (west of NU High School). Registration, Monday-Thursday, April 18-21, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., WRC Room 101.

 

CANOE IN MINNESOTA:

Experience tranquil beauty in the pristine northern Minnesota wilderness during this post-finals canoe trip May 8-14. Cost $160 (UNI); $175 (guest). Pre-trip meeting Tuesday, April 26 at 5 p.m., WRC 174. Canoe and camping gear provided. Swimming skills a prerequisite. Contact Outdoor Rec at 273-7163 for further information.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The Old Scratch Revival Singers will perform on Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. The music of "Old Scratch" contains elements of cow-punk, bluegrass, ragtime, and gospel. Admission is $3 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. For more information, visit http://www.kuniradio.org/kustud.html.

 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC EVENTS:

 

Tuesday, April 12, 7:30 p.m., GBPAC, Great Hall. UNI Jazz II and III Concert  performing Spring 2005 ‘tour’ repertoire. Robert Washut, Vladan Milenkovic and Tom Giampietro, conductors. 

 

Wednesday, April 13, Davis Hall, at 8 p.m. Studio 242 Tuba-Euphonium Mixed Ensembles.

Thursday, April 14, 8 p.m., Jebe Hall, organ recital with faculty Brett Wolgast and UNI alum, Jin Ah Yoo. Performting works by Bach, Bartholdy, Tunder and Widor.

 

Friday, April 15, 8 p.m., GBPAC Davis Hall, guest recital by Patricia McCarty, viola and Eric Larsen, piano, performing works by Teleman, Brahms, Benjamin and others.

 

PERFORM AT THE NO SHAME THEATRE:

No Shame Theatre is an open venue. 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 15 and 29, 10 p.m., CAC, Room 108. For more information, visit http://www.noshame.org

 

SWEENEY TODD (*U-CARD DISCOUNT):

Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24, at the GBPAC (http://www.gbpac.com), a musical thriller and winner of 8 Tony Awards. Produced in partnership with Theatre UNI and UNI School of Music, featuring cast of professionals and UNI students. Call 273-SHOW for tickets or stop by the GBPAC box office. *UNI students receive 50 percent off tickets.

 

 

EVENTS

 
EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

"Reconstructing a Global Radiation: Phylogenetic Approaches towards Crocodylian History," by Christopher Brochu, assistant professor of vertebrate paleontology, University of Iowa, Monday, April 11, 4 p.m., in Latham 125. Free and open to the public.

 

TYRANNOSAURUS REX TALK:

"The Dead Speak: Lessons from a Tyrannosaur," by Christopher Brochu, assistant professor of vertebrate paleontology, University of Iowa, Monday, April 11, 7 p.m., in Latham 125. Free and open to the public.

 

PANEL DISCUSSION:

UNI's Political Science Society will host a panel discussion, "How Do Budget Cuts Affect You At UNI?" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, Hemisphere Lounge, Maucker Union. Open to the public. Faculty and student representatives will be present for the discussion.

 

MOVEMENT OUTLET:

Clogging is this week's class for Movement Outlet, Wednesday, April 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m., WRC 185/187. For questions, or a schedule, visit http://www.uni.edu/dance

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Tuesday: Baseball at Iowa, Iowa City, 6 p.m.

Friday: Baseball vs. Wichita State, Riverfront Stadium, Waterloo, 6:30 p.m.
Women's tennis vs. Southern Illinois, Black Hawk Tennis Center, 1 p.m.

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

Sunday: Baseball vs. Wichita State, Riverfront Stadium, 1 p.m.
Women's tennis vs. Evansville, Black Hawk Tennis Center, 9:30 a.m.

 

TAKE BACK THE NIGHT:

Take Back the Night, Tuesday, April 12, beginning at 5 p.m., on top of Maucker Union. This annual event promotes ending violence against women. 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.

 

FARMING ECOLOGICALLY LECTURE:

Francis Thicke, proprieter of Radiance Dairy in Fairfield, will speak on ecological sustainability in CEEE Auditorium, Wednesday, April 13, at 4:30 p.m. The title of his talk is "Designing an Ecologically Sound Food System: From the Soil to the Marketplace." The event is free and open to the public. Contact Wynne Wright for more detail at wynne.wright@uni.edu, or 273-6217.

 

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.

 

LECTURE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY:

Professor Ana Kogl, of political science, will present part of her ongoing research into the role of place in society in a talk titled "Enclosure and Exclusion: The Invention of Private Property," Wednesday, April 13 at 3 p.m. in Sabin 201.

 

LECTURE ON END-OF-LIFE ISSUES:

"Legal and Ethical Issues in the Wake of the Terri Schiavo Case," a discussion of some of the more complicated problems inherent in end-of-life issues, by Professor Francis Degnin, who teaches "Bio-Medical Ethics" at UNI, April 13, Sabin 102, 7:30 pm.

 

SPRING PLANT SALE:

The Student Nature Society will have a plant sale Thursday, April 14 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the north entrance of the UNI Biology Botanical Center (Greenhouse). Prices start at $2 for assorted succulents, flowering annuals, house plants, herbs, hanging baskets, etc.

 

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.

 

THURSDAZE, APRIL 14 MOVIE NIGHT:

The comedy "Meet the Fockers," starring Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro will be shown at 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.

 

NATIONAL COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS:

Speakers from the National Coalition for the Homeless will speak at 7 p.m., in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom, Friday, April 15. The speakers are people who are currently experiencing homelessness or have in the past. They share their stories in order to break down stereotypes associated with homelessness.

 

SHANTYTOWN:

Spend the night sleeping outside in a cardboard "home," listening to speakers, and doing activities to increase your awarness about homelessness and poverty housing. Activities begin with registration at 6 p.m., Friday. April 15, to 7 a.m., April 16. Register for this event in advance at shantytown05@hotmail.com

 

CREEK CLEAN-UP:

Creek Clean-up is Saturday, April 16, 9-11 a.m. Meet at the bridge on College St. by Kwik Star for garbage bags. Filled bags should be placed where Dry Run Creek intersects with a street between Hudson Rd. and Main St. The College Hill Neighborhood Association will deliver the filled trash bags to the transfer station.

 

HONORS RESEARCH CONFERENCE:

Senior honors students and presidential scholars will present their thesis research projects Saturday, April 16. The conference begins at 9 a.m. in the Lang Hall second-floor auditorium lounge with a welcome by Susan Koch. Following will be seven sessions of research presentations. For a list of presenters and times, visit http://www.uni.edu/honors/conference.shtml. All sessions are in Lang Hall Rooms 20, 21 and 22. Presentations are open to the public.

 

KUNI PRESENTS JOHN DOE WITH THE NICK LUCA TRIO AT THE REVERB:

KUNI presents John Doe at the Reverb, Monday, April 18. As one of the founding members of the Los Angeles punk band X, John Doe was one of the most influential figures in American alternative rock during the early '80s. John is back with an all-new album, "Forever Hasn't Happened Yet." Opening the show and backing John Doe is the Nick Luca Trio. Admission is $8. Contact The Reverb for ticket information at 277-4404. Visit http://events.publicbroadcasting.net/kuni/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&eventID=263008 for more information.

 

UNI EARTH DAY CELEBRATION:

The UNI Earth Day Celebration will take place April 19, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., in front of Maucker Union. Free bike tune-ups, live music, and fun activities will be offered. There will also be youth through adult-sized bike helmets sold for $15. Learn more about the environment from area businesses and UNI organizations.

 

BLOOD DRIVE:

St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center will host its semi-annual blood drive on Tuesday, April 19, from 2:30 to 6 p.m. To donate, contact St. Stephen's at 266-9863 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins also are welcome. You don't have to know your blood type to give.

 

PRESENTATIONS ON DEATH AND DYING:

Mercedes Bern-Klug, from the University of Iowa, will present "Death and Dying: Challenges for 21st Century Professionals" via ICN on Wednesday, April 20, at 4 p.m., in SEC 130A. Her research includes geriatric social work and the culture of illness and dying. For information, call 3-7961, or e-mail Holly.Bokelman@uni.edu.

 

LEADERS ON LEADERSHP SPEAKER SERIES:

The Leaders on Leadership Series presents Gwenne Culpepper, UNI associate director for Compliance & Equity Management. Gwene will present a workshop on sexual harassment, Thursday, April 21, 3:30-4:45 p.m., in SEC 252. The program is open to all university employees and students, as well as the public. Speaker series sponsored by UNI Leadership Studies Program.

 

CEEE PRESENTS "DESIGNING THE FIRST 'GREEN' BUILDING IN IOWA":

Kevin Nordmeyer, architect, and Tom McDougall, engineer of the Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) will discuss the process of building this energy-efficient and low-impact building, on Thursday, April 21. Discover the story behind the development of the building's features and how these features allow the CEEE to conserve energy. Nordmeyer and McDougall will lead building tours from 2 to 4 p.m. A reception will follow the 7 p.m. program.

 

CSBS STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE:

The 12th Annual Student Research Conference, will take place Saturday, April 23. The keynote speaker, Kathi L. Heffner, will speak 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. Visit http://fp.uni.edu/maclink/csbs_main.htm for information on how to register and submit.

 

 


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