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Monday, April 18, 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.

 

SAVE THE DATE:

Thomas Friedman, three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the Great Hall of the GBPAC, as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. Friedman also will do a late afternoon Q&A session geared specifically for students, faculty and staff. He has served as both Beirut and Jerusalem bureau chiefs for The Times, before becoming the paper's chief diplomatic correspondent, chief White House correspondent and international economic correspondent. More information will be available in late August.

 

ROD LIBRARY HOME PAGE REVISION

Rod Library is considering making changes to its home page. Students may examine the proposed changes and submit comments at http://www.uni.edu/library/websurvey2005.html.

 

SENIOR CHALLENGE:

Seniors, it's not too late to give to the class gift of 2005. Seniors who give a gift of $25 or more get a personalized brick in the Memorial Garden. Visit http://www.uni-foundation.org/seniorchallenge.

 

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.

 

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS FOR FINAL EXAM WEEK AND WEEKEND BEFORE SUMMER SESSION:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#springfinals

 
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

RESEARCH PAPER HELP:

Rod Library will help you find materials for your papers 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 available via e-mail, phone and in person.

 

NETWORKING INFORMATION FOR GRADUATES:

Discover how to meet colleagues and friends in new communities through the Hidden Women's Network. Learn about the American Association of University Women and how it helps graduates, both male and female, establish themselves in new surroundings. Contact Ana Donaldson, 3-2724 or Ana.Donaldson@uni.edu, for more information.

 
KUNI'S IOWA STATEHOUSE CONNECTION:

KUNI presents "The Iowa Statehouse Connection," 10 a.m., Monday, April 18, originating from the Law Library in the Iowa Capitol Building. Guests include Department of Natural Resources Director Jeff Vonk; Republican Rep. Mary Lou Freeman of Alta; Democratic Rep. Paul Bell of Newton; Democratic Rep. Don Shoultz of Waterloo and Republican Rep. Sandra Greiner of Keota.

 

MAY-TERM PLAYWRITING CLASS:

Explore your creative writing impulses in Playwrighting, offered by the Department of Theatre during the May term. Professor Cynthia Goatley will lead students through the process of writing an original 10-minute play. Meets on Monday evenings, 6-9 p.m. Register for 490:059.

 

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

 

PERSONAL TRAINERS WANTED:

Like helping others? As a personal trainer you provide motivation for individuals working to attain their fitness goals. Informational meeting Tuesday, May 17, at 4 p.m., WRC 150. Classes will be Mondays and Wednesdays, 2-5 p.m. To register, contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu.

 

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 country selection visit http://www.aifsabroad.com. Apply at UNI Study Abroad Center, 273-7078, 59 Baker Hall.

 

 

CLUBS/MEETINGS

STUDENT HEALTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SHAC):

Become part of a student organization that serves as the student voice for student health. Topics/activities include health insurance, marketing, health education and tours of the new student health clinic. New members are being recruited. Attend an informational meeting Wednesday, April 27, at 5 p.m., in the Student Health Center, DAN 115. Contact Sue Courts at 273-7224 for more information.

 

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

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 is 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.-5:30 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

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Monday, April 18, at 7 p.m., KUNI will present Tanglefoot, a five piece band, broadcasting live from CSPS, 1103 3rd St. S.E., Cedar Rapids. Contact CSPS for ticket information at 319-364-1580 or http://www.legionarts.org. For more information, visit http://www.kuniradio.org/kustud.html.

 
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. Performance is Friday, April 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

A T. rex NAMED SUE:

Exhibit on display through May 27 at 1326 Waterloo Road, Cedar Falls. For details visit http://www.uni.edu/museum/sue, or call the University Museum at 273-2188.

 
INSIDE THE CONCLAVE:

The Catholic Student Association will host a panel discussion,"Inside the Conclave: Electing the New Pope," on Monday, April 18, 7 p.m., in the Elm Room, lower level Maucker Union. The panel, featuring Charlotte Wells and Bob Dise, UNI history professors, and Fr. Dennis Colter, Queen of Peace Parish pastor, will discuss the process and dispel the mystery around electing a new pope. Refreshments will be served.

 
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.

 

BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE:

Come to the UNI Earth Day Celebration, Tuesday, April 19, outside Maucker Union, and receive a recycling T-shirt for a quarter or donate five empty beverage containers and get a free T-shirt while supplies last. For more information, visit http://www.rrttc.uni.edu

 

BLOOD DRIVE:

St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center will host its semi-annual blood drive 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.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Wednesday: Baseball vs. Nebraska, Principal Park, Des Moines, 6:30 p.m.
Softball vs. South Dakota State, Panther Park, double header at 2 p.m.

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

Women's tennis vs. Wichita State, Black Hawk Tennis Center, 1 p.m.

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

Women's tennis vs. SMS, Black Hawk Tennis Center, 10 a.m.
Softball vs. Indiana State, Panther Park, double header at noon.
Sunday: Baseball vs. North Dakota State, Riverfront Stadium, 1 p.m.

Women's tennis vs. Iowa State, Black Hawk Tennis Center, 11 a.m.
Softball vs. Indiana State, Panther Park, noon.

UNI Twilight Track Meet, Saturday and Sunday, noon start, Mark Messersmith Outdoor Track Complex.

 

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.

 

MOVEMENT OUTLET:

Want to learn hip hop? Come to this week's Movement Outlet class, Wednesday, April 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m., WRC 185/187. For questions or the schedule, visit http://www.uni.edu/dance

 

THURSDAZE, APRIL 21 MOVIE NIGHT AT PIAZZA:

Come out and enjoy Thursdaze Movie Night featuring "Spanglish," starring Adam Sandler and Téa Leoni. Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m., in Piazza of Redeker Center (please note change in venue). Refreshments and snacks provided. For more information, contact the SIAC office at 273-2683.

 

LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP SPEAKER SERIES:

The Leaders on Leadership Series features Gwenne Culpepper, UNI associate director for Compliance & Equity Management, presenting 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 the CEEE conserves energy. Nordmeyer and McDougall will lead building tours from 2 to 4 p.m. A reception will follow the 7 p.m. program.

 

BAND-4-BANDZ 2005:

Thursday, April 21 to Saturday, April 23, West Gym, UNI's Festivals and Special Events class presents Band-4-Bandz 2005. This three-day music festival features a battle of the bands as well as other nationally recognized acts. Band-4-Bandz promotes alcohol awareness and drinking responsibly among college students. Tickets are $5 for April 21, 22 and 23 from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets for the April 23 evening show are available at http://www.band4bandz.com

 

HALF-MASTED 3.2: GORILLA THEATRE:

April 21-23, 7:30 p.m., Interpreters Theatre, Lang 040. Family friendly show April 23, 2 p.m. Free admission, but reservations recommended. For more information, call 273-6805.

 

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.

 

16TH ANNUAL DO-RUN-RUN:

Saturday, April 23, 9 a.m., Gateway Park, Cedar Falls. The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) presents the 16th Annual Do-Run-Run. Half of the proceeds of this 5K run/walk go to Jamie and Jim's Kids, a non-profit organization that sends chronically and terminally ill children to Disneyworld. Registration fee includes T-shirt, refreshments and eligibility for prizes. To register, visit http://fp.uni.edu/prssa/ or e-mail dorunrun@gmail.com.

 

FREE LINDY HOP WORKSHOP AND DANCE:

The UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers are sponsoring a free workshop in Lindy Hop, the ancestor of our swing dance forms, and a dance. Workshop from 2-5 p.m., and dance from 7 - 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, in WRC 185. No street shoes or shoes worn outside.

 

AUDITIONS:

Open auditions for Orchesis Dance Company are Tuesday and Wednesday, April 26 and 27, 7 p.m., WRC 185/187 (dance studio). Selection based on proficiency in a minimum of two dance styles (ballet, modern, jazz or tap dance). In-coming freshmen and current UNI students bring appropriate dance shoes/dance wear. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/dance.

 

CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION:

The annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta will take place on the Maucker Union Plaza Friday, April 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Activities will include cascarones (confetti filled eggs), pinatas and Mariachi entertainment by Las Guitarras de Mexico. Food available for purchase includes fajitas, beans, chips, dessert, and soda. For more information, contact the Student Involvement & Activities Center at 273-2683. Rain location is the Maucker Union Coffeehouse.

 

MASSAGE:

Wednesday, May 4, and Thursday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call the Wellness Lab at 273-6119 to schedule your massage for the week of finals. The cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Gift certificates available. A schedule is also in place for the entire month of May.

 

 


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