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Monday, January 16, 2006

NEWS

PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH UNDERWAY:

The search for our next university president is under way. The campus community is invited to share input throughout the process. Visit http://www.uni.edu/presidentialsearch for information and updates as well as an electronic feedback form. Paper copies of the form are available in the lobby of Rod Library, Essentials in Maucker Union, and the Key Shop in the Physical Plant.

 

PARKING LOT CHANGES:

As a result of the Gilchrist Hall fire in October, more than 200 staff people moved across campus. Gilchrist is not expected to reopen for one year. This has created a need to temporarily reconfigure some north-campus parking. See http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/pubsaf/parking_division/map.shtml

Effective Monday, Jan. 9, Commons B lot: The south row of "B" parking (37 stalls) is now "A" parking.

As of Feb. 1, 13 stalls in the northwest corner of the Campbell "B" lot will be marked specifically for Admissions guests (from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). A guest permit will be required for the Admissions spaces. Latham "A" lot: One row of "A" parking (50 stalls) will be converted to "B" parking. For Gilchrist Hall updates and temporary office locations, see http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/gilchrist.shtml

 
FULBRIGHT DISTINGUISHED CHAIRS PROGRAM:

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) is announcing the opening of the 2007-08 Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program Awards Competition. Awards in the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program are among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Application deadline is May 1. For more information, visit http://www.cies.org/ab_dc/. Or contact Assistant Director Maria Bettua, (202) 686-6245, mbettua@cies.iie.org or Senior Program Associate Jamie Oberlander, (202) 686-6232, joberlander@cies.iie.org

 

FOUR HIRE! FINALISTS:

The Greater Des Moines Partnership's Young Professionals Connection has launched Four Hire!, a new annual competition designed to retain Iowa college graduates for job opportunities in the Des Moines metro area. Of the 12 student finalists, two are from UNI. Lucas Casey is a senior, majoring in Public Administration and Tarek Fahmy is a senior, majoring in Business Management. For more information about this initiative, visit http://www.fourhiredm.com

 
STUDENT E-MAIL ACCOUNTS TO BE REMOVED:

UNI e-mail accounts for students not registered for the spring semester are disabled, archived to tape, and removed from the server after the end of the third week of classes. This year, that process will begin on Monday, Jan. 30.

 

NORTHERN IOWA STUDENT GOVERNMENT - ELECTION PACKETS:

NISG 2006 general-election packets will be available in the NISG office Friday, Jan. 20. Packets are due back on Tuesday, Jan. 31. President and vice president positions, along with senate seats for all constituencies, are open. Contact the NISG Office at 273-2650 or nisg@uni.edu with any questions.

 
NISG WEBMASTER POSITION AVAILABLE:

NISG is looking for an experienced webmaster. Experience with Dreamweaver is required. Apply online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/government/nisgapp.shtml Applications are due Wednesday, Jan. 18, no later than midnight. Contact the NISG Office at 273-2650 or nisg@uni.edu with any questions.

 

NAME CHANGE:

UNI's Native Roadside Vegetation Center has officially been renamed the Tallgrass Prairie Center to reflect more appropriately reflect the mission of the organization: to provide research, techniques, education and source-identified seed for restoration and preservation of native vegetation systems in rights-of-way and other lands. The Roadside Program, Iowa Ecotype Project and Prairie Institute remain the primary programs of the center. Location as well as phone and fax numbers are unchanged.

 
NEW CONCERT BAND FOR SPRING:

The non-audition concert band is for all majors. Rehearsals will be Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Open to anyone who has had concert-band experience in high school or later. Music education majors on secondary instruments are welcome. Includes one performance in the spring. For more information, contact Kevin Droe, at droe@uni.edu

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES:

The 2006 Iowa General Assembly convened Monday, Jan. 9. To review the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, legislative priorities visit http://www.uni.edu/govrel/legisupdate.html This site will be updated to include UNI legislative and state budget issues.

 
DANCERS WANTED:

Repertory Dance Theatre seeks dancers interested in learning and performing ballet, jazz, tap and modern choreography as part of an educational outreach program presented to area high schools and communities. Meets Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. Knowledge of three of the four art-dance styles is required. Earn academic credit dancing. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/dance/RDT.htm or call Michelle Ozmun at 3-3560.

 
KOPPER HAS MOVED:

Beverly Kopper, professor of psychology, has moved to Baker 363. Her phone number is 273-3131.

 

PHYSICS DEPT. MOVED TO CEEE:

Due to the renovation of the Physics Building, the Physics Department office has moved from 205 Physics to the Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) Room 113B. The campus mail code (0150) and telephone number (273-2420) remain the same.

 

SUSHI AVAILABLE:

Sushi is now available on campus at Wasabi in Prexy's at Maucker Union. The flavors -- California, salmon cheese, spicy salmon and tuna salad -- will be available each Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Prexy's staff would appreciate feedback.

 

MATH TUTORS NEEDED:

The UNI Student Support Services Program and the Center for Academic Achievement are hiring tutors for all math and business courses. These positions are paid, and the hours are flexible. Keep your skills current by assisting others. Applications can be picked up at 214 East Bartlett from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For further information, call Nick Sullivan at 273-2179 or e-mail Nick.Sullivan@uni.edu.

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

BLOOD DRIVE:

The UNI ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) is sponsoring a blood drive on Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the Old Central Ballroom ABC in Maucker Union Expansion from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment go to: http://www.bloodcenterofiowa.org Click on "find a mobile drive." Search by organization and enter UNI. For more information contact Jill Newton at jnewton16@hotmail.com

 
PARENT TO PARENT/TAKE CHARGE VOLUNTEERS:

The Family and Children's Council is seeking volunteers. Parent-to-Parent volunteers offer support and understanding for new parents, single parents and parents seeking support. Take-Charge-of-Your-Body volunteers are trained to present a prepared curriculum to elementary school children on how they can stay safe from sexual abuse. For more information about both of these opportunities, visit Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs.

 
HELP NEEDED AT THE HEARST CENTER:

The Hearst Center for the Arts is seeking spring-semester volunteers. Classroom assistants are needed Wednesdays, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Jan. 11 through Feb. 22; Thursdays 4:30 to 6 p.m., Jan. 12 through March 2; Saturdays 9 a.m. till noon; and 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Jan. 14 through Feb. 18. Assistants also are needed Jan. 28, 1 to 4 p.m. for a Chinese New Year workshop. For more details, visit Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 

HELP TRAVELERS:

The Waterloo Convention and Visitors Bureau is seeking volunteers to work at the Waterloo Regional Airport to assist travelers with visitor information, maps, calling cabs, and answering questions about our area. Shifts are flexible and times vary. If you're friendly, outgoing and would like to visit with travelers, visit VolunteerUNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs for more information.

 

HELP BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS:

Big Brothers Big Sisters need special-event volunteers for Saturday, Jan. 28, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Duties vary, but may include serving food, playing games and giving gifts. The event will be at the Unity Center on University Avenue in Cedar Falls. For more information visit Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 
HELP NEEDED AT THE FOOD BANK:

The Development Assistant for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank is responsible for coordination of the central office. Aid with project management, general office duties and special events. Possible internship. If interested, visit Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 

TUTORS NEEDED:

Volunteer tutors needed spring semester for children ages 5-13. Students needed to tutor all subjects. Program runs Mondays from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1:15 to 4 p.m. at the Payne Memorial AME Church Kids Cafe, in Waterloo. Kids Cafe is a program of the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Scheduling is flexible. Tutor once weekly, once monthly, or whenever you have available. For more information, visit Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 

TAX PREPARERS NEEDED:

You don't even need to be an accounting or math major. Volunteer in late January and February. Requires passing a tax test and good computer skills. Work can be done at home, on the Web. Visit Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs for more information.

 
DONATE BLOOD:

The UNI Classic Upward Bound TRiO Program is sponsoring its annual blood drive Friday, Jan. 20, from 1 to 5 p.m., at UNI-CUE (800 Sycamore Street in Waterloo). To schedule a donation, sign up online at http://www.givelife.org, e-mail Amanda.Graeber@uni.edu, or call 433-1250.

 

LEARNING LAB TUTORS:

The Gear Up program at Logan Middle School is in need of morning staff to tutor middle-school students in the Learning Lab. Contact Roxanne at the Gear Up office if you have a referral or are interested in the position, 287-5683.

 
SPEAK ENGLISH WITH INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

The Culture & Intensive English Program (CIEP) in Baker Hall teaches English to international students at UNI. The CIEP matches each English student with a UNI student or staff member. The partners meet for one hour every week and speak English to allow the international students to improve their English listening and speaking skills while expanding their understanding of U.S. culture. American students benefit by meeting international students and developing a greater cultural awareness and understanding of their own culture and that of others. Sign up to be a conversation partner at http://fp.uni.edu/ciep/conversation_partners.htm or visit the CIEP office at Baker 72.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

LEADERSHIP ESSAY CONTEST:

This contest is open to all current UNI students. There is a $100 prize for the winning entry, funded by the Cedar Falls Firefighters' Association. The composition criteria for the 700-word essay are at http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/LeadershipEssay-2006.pdf Entry deadline is March 9; prize presented April 2.

 
CBA STARS TALENT SEARCH:

The CBA Presidents' Council Stars Talent Search Committee is looking for talented business students to perform at the CBA Graduation Celebration, in the GBPAC on Wednesday, April 5. All types of on-stage talent are eligible such as, comedy acts, singing, dancing, musical performances, etc. Group performances are welcome, however, at least one member must be a business major. Auditions will be in February. Go to the CBA Dean's Office (CBB 325) to sign up to audition. The top three performances will be chosen during auditions. Each of the three selected acts will be awarded a $700-cash prize and will perform at the CBA Graduation Celebration. More information will be available at http://www.cba.uni.edu or you may e-mail Calliep@uni.edu

 

WASHINGTON CENTER REPRESENTATIVE ON CAMPUS:

Interested in a summer or fall internship in our nation’s capital? Does your resume need a “jump start”? Opportunities for all majors. Many scholarships available. A TWC representative will describe benefits and how to apply from 7 to 7:50 p.m., CBB 28, Tuesday, Jan. 24. Questions - - contact Al Stamberg, Cooperative Education/Internship Program, 273-6398.

 

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR HUMANITIES EDUCATION:

The Office of Sponsored Programs invites you to attend a Web conference, “National Endowment for the Humanities Teaching and Learning Programs,” Thursday, Jan. 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. in CET 202, on the corner of College and 23rd Streets. Wilsonia Cherry, deputy director of the NEH Division of Education, will conduct the two-hour presentation with tips for successful proposals. Attendance is free. To see a complete list of Web conferences, visit: http://www.uni.edu/osp/grants/training.htm If you plan to attend, contact Jill at jill.trainer@uni.edu or 3-3217.

 
CAREER PEERS:

Are you looking for exciting new ideas for meetings and workshops? Career Peers are available to meet with your residence hall/house or student organization. Career Peers, students trained by Career Services professionals, can present on resume writing, interview skills and the resources offered by Academic Advising & Career Services. Peers also can tailor a workshop to meet your interests. To schedule the Career Peers, contact Becky at 273-6857 or becky.meyer@uni.edu For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/

 

COMPUTER WORKSHOPS:

If you need another credit for the spring semester, or just want to improve your computer skills and receive credit for it, check out the "Computer Workshops for Credit" link at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/

 
GRANT MONEY AVAILABLE FOR RESEARCH:

A new grant program at UNI provides seed money for applied research with the greatest potential for commercialization. The Grow Iowa Values Fund Applied Research Grant is administered by Business and Community Services and the Office of Sponsored Programs. Proposals are due Feb. 1. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/osp/grants/applied_research.htm.

 

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS OVER MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HOLIDAY:

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

 

MAUCKER UNION HOURS FOR MLK JR. HOLIDAY AND SPRING SEMESTER:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

INTRAMURAL 5-ON-5 BASKETBALL:

Divisions include men's/women's/4-on-4 corec (A, B and open AA leagues). Make-up meetings for managers will be either Jan. 17 or Jan. 18, in WRC Room 150 at 3:15 p.m. Registration is in WRC Room 101, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Jan. 17 and 18. Play begins on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

 

INTRAMURAL PRE-SEASON BASKETBALL OPEN TOURNAMENT:

Open to students, faculty and staff (men's and women's divisions). Entry Fee is $20 with a two-game guarantee. There will be a make-up mandatory managers meeting Jan. 17 or Jan. 18 in WRC Room 150 at 3:15 p.m. Registration is in WRC Room 101, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 17 and 18. The tournament will begin Jan. 23 and run through Jan. 26. The semifinals will be Jan. 30. The finals will be Jan. 31.

 

SIGN UP FOR TRIATHLON CHALLENGE:

The WRS Ironman Triathlon Challenge fitness incentive program lets you select from one of three events: the traditional challenge (2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of cycling, 26.2 miles of running); the non-swimmers challenge lets you substitute 15000 meters of rowing for the swimming; or the double ironman challenge (double the distances of the traditional). Registration begins Monday, Jan. 23, in WRC 101. You have until March 3 to complete your event mileage. Log sheets provided. The fee is $15. Successful completition of your event nets you a certificate of achievement and long-sleeved T-shirt. For more information, contact timothy.klatt@uni.edu or 273-7120.

 

SPRING 2006 MASSAGE:

Massage therapy will be offered in the Wellness Resource Lab (WRC 104) during the spring semester on Mondays and Wednesdays by therapist Leta Hanson, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays by therapist Jackie Olberding. Call 273-6119 to schedule an appointment. The cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Pay by cash, check, U-bill, or payroll deduct.

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION CONCERT:

The African American Historical and Cultural Museum will present "Praising God ... While Building on a Dream," Monday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. in GBPAC. Concert will feature Clarence Williams, Metro Titans and the UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club. Call 273-SHOW for tickets.

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE PRESENTS PIETA BROWN AND BO RAMSEY:

As the eldest daughter of Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Greg Brown, Pieta Brown displays a distinctive, charismatic voice and a gift for creating precise, crisply-drawn miniatures. Don't miss the chance to see Bo Ramsey, esteemed roots/Americana producer/guitarist. They will perform Monday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

FACULTY RECITAL:

The School of Music performance season opens with faculty and staff of the UNI Suzuki School in recital with various offerings of classical repertoire Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the GBPAC Davis Hall at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

 

CAITLIN TULLY TO PERFORM:

Violinist Caitlin Tully will perform Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the GBPAC. Tully performs with orchestras and in recitals across Canada and the United States. She has won numerous national and international awards and made appearances on TV and radio. Tully is a student of Itzhak Perlman. Join us at 6:15 p.m. for a Curtain Talk and the Ames High-School Orchestra.

 
FACULTY CONCERT:

Performing will be Randy Grabowski on trumpet, with Kui-Im Lee on organ, at 8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23, in the GBPAC Jebe Hall. The performance will feature works by composers Sauget, Albinoni, Hovhaness, Plog, Damase and Sampson. Admission is free.

 

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE:

This high-spirited musical romp, based on the popular movie, comes to the GBPAC Sunday, Jan. 22, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. The show is filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess.
Come 45 minutes before the show for the Curtain Talk with Jay Edelnant, professor of theatre.

 
KUNI WINTER BLUES BLOWOUT - TICKETS ON SALE:

The KUNI Winter Blues Blowout on Feb. 4 at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo will feature Delta blues with Duwayne Burnside & the Mississippi Mafia, and Jimbo Mathus Knockdown South. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Advance tickets can be ordered online at http://www.kuniradio.org in the KUNI Store section, or by calling KUNI weekdays at 273-6400 or 800-772-2440, ext. 0. Advance tickets also are available at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls. All proceeds will support public radio at UNI.

 

OPERATIC PERFORMANCES:

Join director Sandra Walden and the design team as they share their vision for staging two, one-act operas, La Serva Padrona and Gianni Schicchi, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. http://www.theatreuni.com

 

EVENTS

ART EXHIBIT:

"Transformations in the Nervepool: The Rituals & Zoacodes of Ebon Fisher," now through Friday, Feb. 3. All events at the UNI Gallery of Art are free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/ or Mr. Fisher's Web site at http://www.nervepool.net

 

MLK FILM SERIES:

The Center for Multicultural Education, in rememberance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will show a variety of films that depict the life of Dr. King and how he impacted American society. Show times are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Jan. 17 and 18. For a complete schedule, along with video descriptions, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme/

 
PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The UNI men's basketball squad will be back in action on Monday, Jan. 16, against the Southern Illinois Salukis at 7:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome.

The UNI track & field squads will begin their home indoor season on Saturday, Jan. 21, in the UNI-Dome. The meet will begin at 10 a.m. with the field events.

The UNI women's basketball squad will challenge the Bradley Braves Saturday, Jan. 21, at 4:05 p.m., in the West Gym.

The UNI men's basketball team will battle the Drake Bulldogs Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7:05 p.m., in the UNI-Dome.

The UNI wrestling team will be in action Sunday, Jan. 22, at 2:05 p.m., in the West Gym against Iowa State.

 

THEATRE UNI AUDITIONS:

Theatre UNI is holding auditions, open to all UNI students, for "In the Heart of America," Monday, Jan. 16, from 5 to 8 p.m., and Tuesday, Jan. 17, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Auditionees are asked to prepare a two-minute monologue. For more information, visit: http://www.theatreuni.com

 
NISG OPEN FORUM:

The Northern Iowa Student Government will host an open forum to answer questions on Jan. 18, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Maucker Union University Room North. Contact the NISG office at 273-2650 or nisg@uni.edu with any questions.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT:

Come enjoy the first Thursdaze Movie of the year with "Elizabethtown," starring Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst and Susan Sarandon. Thursday, Jan. 19, 7 and 9:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free beverages and snacks.

 

LANGUAGE DIVERSITY WEEK:

Learn about other languages and cultures during Study Abroad's Language Diversity Week, from Jan. 23, to 26. Information on language opportunities at UNI, as well as language opportunities from universities abroad, will be available in Maucker Union. In addition, a series of foreign films will be shown. For details and a film schedule, visit http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/ or contact the Study Abroad Office at 3-7078 or stop by the office in 59 Baker Hall.

 
NISG LOBBYING TRIP TO DES MOINES:

NISG invites all students to join us in Des Monies for a Tobacco Tax Lobbying Day on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Transportation and lunch will be provided. We will leave at 10 a.m. and return about 7 p.m. Anyone interested should contact Joe Murphy at jmurphy@uni.edu

 

VOLLEYBALL BANQUET:

The UNI Volleyball banquet will be Sunday, Feb. 5, at noon at the Holiday Inn, in Cedar Falls. The cost for the Sunday brunch is $16 per person. Everyone welcome. RSVP to Michelle Coulter at michelle.coulter@uni.edu or 273-3176 by Jan. 26.


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