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Monday, April 25, 2005

NEWS

PROPOSED RULE CHANGE REGARDING PERSONAL CONDUCT:

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, has proposed changes to the Uniform Rules of Personal Conduct. These rules apply to students, faculty, staff and visitors at all three Regent institutions. A key proposal involves those who engage in riot-related behavior. It incorporates state-law definitions of rioting, unlawful assembly and failure to disperse. Written and oral comments will be considered prior to final action by the Board of Regents. The earliest anticipated date for adoption is June 14. The proposal is available at http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/meetings/Committees/EDUMemos/Mar05/0305_EDU06.pdf A public hearing will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., on May 6. The UNI location is 130A Schindler Education Center. Members of the campus community and the general public may provide oral comments at that time.

 

UNI NEW HOME FOR KWWL'S BEST OF CLASS:

UNI will co-host the 21st annual "Best of the Class" celebration with KWWL TV. Each year the program honors valedictorians or top graduating seniors from more than 130 high schools in northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin. On May 1, 97 honorees will travel to UNI to be taped for a series of public service announcements, which will begin airing May 9 on KWWL. Best of the Class is a joint public service/community relations effort that encourages academic excellence among high school students by honoring students who serve as role models in their communities.

 
UNI LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:

In the next few weeks, the Governor and Iowa General Assembly will determine funding for the Regent universities. The most recent legislative update can be viewed at http://www.uni.edu/govrel/legisupdate.html

 

ORDER PARKING PASSES NOW FOR 2005/06:

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.

 
UNI PHARMACY:

The UNI Pharmacy will be open during the May and June terms. To qualify to have prescriptions filled during May and June, you must be enrolled in classes during the summer or in the fall. If you are leaving for the summer, you may stop in before the end of the semester to receive a summer supply of medication. Graduates may stop in to fill the remainder of your prescription before the end of finals week. Insurance and other restrictions may apply. For more information, call 273-2154.

 

ARTS IN APRIL POSTERS AVAILABLE:

UM&PR has limited quantities of the 2005 Arts in April posters (some signed by the artist) still available. They are free. Visit http://www.uni.edu/artsinapril to view the artwork. Call UM&PR at 273-2761 or stop by 126 East Bartlett to pick one up.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW UNI G.P.S MENTORS:

Congratulations to the newly hired 2005-06 UNI G.P.S. (Gaining Panther Success) Mentors. Mentors are Sidney Cross, Kamekka Anderson, William Humphrey, Shalia Moore, Stacy Oppold, Lisa Jones, Chelse Monnier, Ashley Nunn, Sylvia Baker, Angel Anderson, and Merveina Hawkins. For more information about the mentoring program contact the Center for Multicultural Education at 273-2250.

 

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 bureau chief for the Beirut and Jerusalem bureaus 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.

 

VISIT THE CME'S NEW WEB SITE:

Visit the Center for Multicultural Education's new Web site at http://www.uni.edu/cme. Find information on reserving facilities, the Underground Railroad weekend trip, "A Campus of Difference" diversity sessions and more.

 

ROD LIBRARY HOME PAGE REVISION

Rod Library is considering making changes to its home page. Students can 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.

 

FRESH SUSHI ON PIAZZA MENU APRIL 28:

The Piazza at Redeker Center is serving Sushi, 5-7 p.m., Thursday, April 28. This is an annual special event. Open to all.

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

SUMMER LIBRARY READING PROGRAM:

The Waterloo Public Library is seeking volunteers for its annual Summer Library Program. The program runs Monday-Saturday, mid-June through July. Volunteers sought for one shift per week, two hours per shift. Work registration, track reading minutes, hand out incentives or help with a special event. E-mail volunteer@uni.edu for more information.

 

CEDAR BEND HUMANE SOCIETY:

The Cedar Bend Humane Society is seeking volunteers for upcoming one-time events. Adopt-A-Thon, April 29, 30 and May 1; De-Stress Days at UNI, May 2 - 4; Petting Zoo, May 13; Open House, May 21 - 22. Volunteers are always needed to help walk dogs, socialize cats, give baths, and be foster parents for sick or injured animals. For volunteer times and information, e-mail volunteer@uni.edu.

 

KID'S CAFE:

Kid's Cafe provides tutors and mentors to children in need. Volunteers will provide recreational as well as nutritional and enrichment activities in a fun, safe and friendly environment. Flexible scheduling. For more information, e-mail volunteer@uni.edu.

 

HOURS

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

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

 

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

GRADUATE ASSISTANT POSITIONS:

ITS-Educational Technology has openings for graduate assistants during the next academic year. Primary responsibility is presenting computer workshops to UNI students, faculty and staff. More information and an application form (due Friday, April 29) are available at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/gradassistant.html. Contact 273-2309 or its-tnt@uni.edu with questions.

 
SENIORS -- FREE LUNCH:

Free lunch for seniors and the presentation of the 2005 Senior Class gift will be Tuesday, April 26. The presentation begins at 12:15 p.m., in the Center for Multicultural Education, Multipurpose Room. It's not too late to give your gift, visit http://www.uni-foundation.org/seniorchallenge

 

FINALS CRAM:

Study at the CME, in a comfortable setting and enjoy free pop and popcorn. Hours are Sunday, May 1, 2-9 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday, May 2 and 3, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Maucker Union, Room 109. For more information, call 3-2250.

 
DE-STRESS DAYS:

Enjoy free mini massages, Cedar Bend Humane Society animals, Dance Revolution, walk the labyrinth, and pick up health and wellness information. Open to students, faculty and staff. May 2 to 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. For more information, contact Deedra Billings at 273-7162. Hosted by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 
BIKE HELMETS FOR SALE:

UNI Outdoors has bike helmets available for only $15 each. WRS encourages safe riding. Pay by U-Bill or payroll deduction. Visit UNI Outdoors, WRC 177 to purchase.

 

SPECIAL BID - DELL PC PRINTING:

Dell was awarded the bid for the ITS Student Computer Centers. This base machine bid ($933.75/unit, it can be reconfigured) is available to all departments and individuals now through July 16. See the bid specification and order information at: http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase/SpecialBids. Individual student/faculty/staff member purchases will have additional sales tax. Other laptop configurations also are available.

 

GA POSITION FOR 2005-06 NOW OPEN:

Applications for a full (20 hr) GA position at the CME are now being accepted. For more information contact Michael.Blackwell@uni.edu,or 3-2250.

 

QUICK BOOKS PRO BEGINNERS:

Quick Books Pro Beginners will be offered in three-part sessions on Wednesday, May 4; Friday, May 6 and Friday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at the UNI Regional Business Center, 212 East Fourth St. in downtown Waterloo. This training is aimed specifically at beginners to the Quick Books Pro software series. Participants will learn the check entry process, setting up accounts and other lists, deposits, bank reconciliation, entering and paying bills, reports and more. The cost is $189 per participant and includes training materials. For more information, or to register, contact the UNI RBC at (319) 236-8123, or visit http://www.unirbc.org.

 

KUNI'S IOWA STATEHOUSE CONNECTION:

KUNI presents "The Iowa Statehouse Connection," originating from the Law Library in the Iowa Capitol Building, Monday, April 25, at 10 a.m. The topic will be proposed changes to Iowa's Sex Offender laws in the wake of the murder of a Cedar Rapids girl.

 

ESSENTIAL GIFTS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY:

Treat your administrative professional to something special from Essentials in Maucker Union. Gift ideas include: homemade soaps, candles, warmers, UNI souvenir items, balloon bouquets, gift certificates, treats and more. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/maucker/essentials.shtml

 

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.

 
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.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Monday, April 25, at 7 p.m., third floor studios in the CAC, Jamie Anderson, known for her solid songwriting and engaging stage presence, will perform. Admission is $3 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. For more information visit http://www.kuniradio.org/kustud.html.

 

SYMPHONY:

The vocal jazz ensemble New York Voices, similar in style to Manhattan Transfer, will join the W-CF Symphony April 29-30, 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. Tickets at 3-SHOW, or visit http://www.wcfsymphony.org. You can also hear the New York Voices at this site.

 

 

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.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Monday-Tuesday: MVC Men's Golf Championship, Silvis, Ill.
Friday-Sunday: MVC Women's Tennis Championship, Peoria, Ill.

Tuesday: Baseball vs. Iowa, Corridor Classic, Cedar Rapids, 6:30 p.m.
Friday: Baseball vs. Illinois State, Riverfront Stadium, Waterloo, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: Baseball vs. Illinois State, Riverfront Stadium, Waterloo, 2 p.m.
Sunday: Baseball vs. Illinois State, Riverfront Stadium, Waterloo, 1 p.m.

 

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.

 

FINAL EVENT OF THE RUSSIAN MOVIE SERIES:

"Operation Y and Other Shuriks Adventures" will be shown Tuesday, April 26, 7 p.m., Seerley 115. One of Russians' favorite classics, this eccentric comedy includes three novellas united by the main character, Shurik, a student who finds himself in incredible situations. In Russian with English subtitles.

 

IOWA COLLEGE OF LAW ON CAMPUS:

Amy Liu, associate director of admissions at the University of Iowa College of Law, will be on campus on Wednesday, April 27, at 2:30 p.m., in Sabin 317. Learn about Iowa's program and ask general questions about the law school application process. All are invited.

 

TAG SALE/AUCTION:

On Wednesday, April 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., UNI will host a tag sale/auction at Price Lab School. Sale items include assorted school and office furniture and old books. From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., in the PLS gym, there will be an auction featuring kitchen utensils and dinnerware, (some Syracuse china), musical instruments, sewing machines, sewing machine desks, balance scales, telescopes, darkroom and photofinishing equipment, folding chairs, and some shop equipment. More information and pictures are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixed_assets/plsauction.shtml. Tag sale items are specifically priced and auction items are sold "as is" and must be removed by 4 p.m. that day. Payment must be made in cash or check before removal. Parking will be available in the "A" lot on West 19th St. A picture ID is required to get an auction bid number. Call Vince at 3-3527 with questions.

 

LAST WEEK OF MOVEMENT OUTLET:

Need a little relaxation before finals? Come to the April 27 Movement Outlet, the last one for the semester. A nice relaxation session will be given from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., WRC 185/187.

 

THURSDAZE CARNIVAL BLOWOUT:

Carnival Night events include Inflatable Fun, Lazer Tag, carinval games and Crystal Lazer Imaging. Plus great carny food like corn dogs, cotton candy and sno cones. All events located on the Maucker Union roof, Thursday, April 28, from 7 to 11 p.m. Rain site is Maucker Union. For more information, call the SIAC office at 273-2683.

 

CELEBRATING TEACHING IN ST. PETERSBURG:

Celebrate our successful trip to Herzen University where a four-student/two-professor instructional team presented a two-week workshop, “Introducing Instructional Design to Create a Website to Support an Online Course.” Thursday, April 28, 11 a.m., 5th Floor Lounge, SEC. Refreshments provided. For more information, contact zeitz@uni.edu or call 273-3249.

 

DANCE LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION:

Repertory Dance Theatre, in celebration of National Dance Week, presents a 45-minute lecture/demonstration on the history of art dance in 20th century America. Friday, April 29, at 2 p.m., Lang Hall Auditorium. Free and open to the public.

 

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 in place for the entire month of May.

 

WINE & TULIPS:

Savor the flavor of wines from around the world as the Friends of KUNI/KHKE present the 20th Annual "Evening in Celebration of Wine & Tulips," Saturday, May 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Maucker Union. Attendance is limited to 800 guests and tickets are available in advance for $35 per person, and $45 at the door. Tickets are available online at http://www.kuniradio.org/store.html or by phone at 3-6400 ext. 0 and toll free at 1-800-772-2440. Checks payable to the Friends of KUNI may be sent to: “Wine & Tulips,” KUNI, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614. The ticket price includes an etched souvenir wine glass, an appetizer tray, a commemorative wine bag and a detailed wine guide.

 

CME TRIP:

The Center for Multicultural Education is sponsoring "A Trip Into the Underground Railroad," May 12-15, to Cincinnati, Ohio and Maysville, Ky. http://www.uni.edu/cme

 

 


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