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Monday, Jan. 23, 2006

NEWS

GILCHRIST OFFICE MOVES:

The Office of Business Operations is moving to the former Campbell Hall Dining Center over the next few weeks. Mail codes and phone extensions remain the same. Effective immediately, Student Accounts, Purchasing and Accounts Payable are located in Campbell Dining. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 24, most cashiers will move to Campbell Dining. A satellite Cashier's Office will remain on the Maucker Union second floor. Hours for the Maucker Union location will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Feb. 6, Payroll will move from East Bartlett Rooms 2 and 10/12 to Campbell Dining.

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:

Keith Saunders, UNI state relations officer, Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will deliver a legislative update Friday, Jan. 27 at noon in Curris Business Building, Room 319. He will discuss the governor's budget proposal and funding for higher education. He also will share the Board of Regents' legislative strategy and funding request. He will be available for questions. For more information, contact Stacey Christensen at 273-3170.

 

SUBSCRIBE TO VolunteerNEWS:

VolunteerNEWS is a monthly newsletter containing information regarding volunteer opportunities from one-time events to semester-long experiences. To stay informed of local volunteer needs, subscribe to VolunteerNEWS. To subscribe, send an e-mail to mailserv@uni.edu with "SUB VolunteerUNI" as the first line and "END" as the second line in the body of the message.

 
PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH UNDERWAY:

The search for our next university president is under way. The campus community is invited to share input. 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) announces 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

 

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. That process will begin on Monday, Jan. 30.

 

NORTHERN IOWA STUDENT GOVERNMENT - ELECTION PACKETS:

NISG 2006 general-election packets are available in the NISG office. 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.

 
NAME CHANGE:

UNI's Native Roadside Vegetation Center has officially been renamed the Tallgrass Prairie Center to 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.

 
 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

TAX PREPARERS NEEDED:

Opportunity Works (a project of the Community Foundation of Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northeast Iowa) is recruiting student volunteers to work in its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program sites outside Black Hawk County. Any UNI student, regardless of major, can volunteer. You must pass an IRS test to be eligible to assist with tax preparation. The IRS-sponsored training and test may be completed online. Mileage to the VITA site will be covered for volunteers. Visit Volunteer UNI at www.uni.edu/acs for more information. Note: Opportunity Works and their VITA locations are not affiliated with the University of Northern Iowa VITA site sponsored by the Department of Accounting.

 
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

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

PAID TUTOR/MENTOR POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

The Upward Bound Math and Science Center is looking for math, science and education majors to be tutor/mentors during the six-week summer program to be held at UNI. The program will run from June 12 to July 23. Tutor/mentors reside in the residence hall with students, supervise recreational activities, travel with students on trips, serve as peer counselors for students and attend classes with students. Training is provided and all travel, room and board expenses are paid by the Upward Bound Math and Science Program in addition to tutor/mentor salaries. Send resume and transcript (unofficial acceptable) to Latricia Hylton 800 Sycamore St., Waterloo, IA 50703. Interviews will take place the last week in February through the first two weeks in March. For more information, call 319-433-1260.

 
SUMMER TEACHING ASSISTANTS:

The Upward Bound Math and Science Center is looking for science and math majors to be teaching assistants for the six-week summer residential program to be held at UNI. The program will run from June 12 to July 23. Teaching assistants are needed for chemistry, mathematics, physics and biology. Teaching assistants help the teaching faculty with classroom instruction and grading, set up labs, and conduct study sessions. All positions are paid. Submit your resume with transcript (unofficial acceptable) to Latricia Hylton at 800 Sycamore St., Waterloo, IA 50703.

 

SELF-SERVE MULTIMEDIA LAB OPEN TO ALL:

Faculty, students, and staff are welcome to use the Production House's self-serve lab for multimedia projects, Web page design, presentation development, CD/DVD duplication and much more. Design services also are available for faculty, departments and other groups who don't want to tackle designing, developing and maintaining their own Web site. Both services have fulltime staff as well as knowledgeable student assistants. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/productionhouse/index.htm and http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/graphics/index.htm

 
LIBRARY INSTRUCTION SESSIONS AVAILABLE:

Are your students looking for information in all the wrong places? Consider reserving a library instruction session customized to the needs of you class. Register for library instruction at http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr.htm or call 273-2839.

 

TAKE COURSES IN KAZAKHSTAN:

(230:116) Methods of Teaching Literacy in the Intermediate Grade (3 credit hrs.)
(230:186g) Studies in Central-Asian Languages and Culture (3 credit hrs.)

Learn about teaching literacy from experienced teachers and make new friends in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Almaty offers a diverse urban environment with a rich ethnic heritage and beautiful scenery. Participants in this program have the opportunity to teach and learn in upper-elementary classrooms and to meet English-speaking university students who also are preparing for teaching. In addition to learning about teaching methods, the program offers a language class for students interested in learning about the Russian and Kazakh languages and cultures. The course dates are June 5 through July 2. Program cost includes tuition and fees plus airfare, room and board. For more information, concerning courses or itinerary, contact David Landis at 3-2796 or david.landis@uni.edu For information about application, costs and scholarships, contact Yana Cornish in Baker Hall Room 59, 3-7078 or yana.cornish@uni.edu

 
STUDY ABROAD - CHINA SUMMER CAMP:

Interested in seeing the world and being paid to do so? The UNI Study Abroad Center is currently accepting applications for the 8th annual China Summer Camp. Participants will have the opportunity to work with school-aged Chinese children developing their English language skills while earning up to five UNI credits. The program also includes a stipend, additional travel opportunities, free airfare and room & board. For more information, visit the UNI Study Abroad Center in Baker Hall, Room 59, 273-7078, or e-mail study-abroad@uni.edu Registration is limited so apply now.

 

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.

 

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/

 

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

MAUCKER UNION HOURS SPRING SEMESTER:

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

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

INTRAMURAL 4-ON-4 SATURDAY MORNING VOLLEYBALL:

Men/women/co-rec divisions. Materials are available for pick-up at the WRC Room 101. Registration is Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 1-2, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. WRC 101. Four-team leagues available at 9:50 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 11:50 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. First come, first served. Play Begins Saturday, Feb. 11, on the WRC south courts. Schedules will be e-mailed and posted Thursday, Feb. 9 after 1 p.m.

 

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL FREE THROW CONTEST:

Tuesday, Feb. 7, on the WRC south courts. Competition begins at 7 p.m. Men's and women's singles/doubles and corec. All contestants must have a shooting partner. Registration will be Monday, Jan. 30, to Wednesday, Feb. 1, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in WRC Room 101. (shooting slots available every 30 minutes beginning at 7 p.m. the night of the contest).

PERFORMING ARTS

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Songwriter, Bill Passalacqua is a dynamic performer and a compelling storyteller. The Ginn Sisters have been singing and playing country, blues and folk music for more than 20 years. They will perform Monday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

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.

 

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, Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. http://www.theatreuni.com

 

EVENTS

LANGUAGE DIVERSITY WEEK:

Learn about other languages and cultures during Study Abroad's Language Diversity Week Jan. 23-26. 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 273-7078 or stop by the office in 59 Baker Hall.

 
ATTENTION FUTURE STUDENT TEACHERS:

The Out-of-State and International Student Teaching program will hold their information meetings the week of January 23-27. The meetings will be held in the Schindler Education Center. Meeting times and room numbers are posted throughout the SEC. Students only need to attend one meeting.

 

GORDON HOXIE LECTURE:

The 2005-06 Gordon Hoxie Lecture will be given by John Mueller, Woody Hayes Chair of National Security Studies at the Mershon Center, The Ohio State University, on "The Presidency, Public Opinion and War". Mueller is a nationally known scholar on the presidency and war, author of several books including "The Remnants of War" and "Peace, Prosperity and Politics" and a Foreign Affairs article on Public Opinion and the Iraq War. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 4 p.m., Seerley Hall, Great Reading Room. Everyone is welcome.

 

VATICAN II LECTURE SERIES:

The 40th-Anniversary or Vatican II Lecture Series at St. Stephen Catholic Student Center celebrates this milestone of modern Catholicism. The next lecture in the series will be Jan. 24. Rev. Douglas Wathier, chair of the Division of Philosophy, Religion and Theology at Loras College, will present "Vatican II: The Church and the World." Join us in the Maucker Union Presidential Room Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m.

 

CATHOLIC ROOT BEER FLOAT SOCIAL:

Students are invited to attend any of the following get-togethers sponsored by St. Stephen Catholic Student Center. Bring any questions or concerns and learn about community, worship and service. Activities will be available and you can enjoy free root beer floats. Socials are from 8 to 9 p.m. Dates are Monday, Jan. 23, in the Bender lounge, Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the Bartlett lounge and Monday, Jan. 30, in the ROTH first-floor meeting room.

 
CAPSTONE IN GREECE:

There will be two informational meetings for the June 2006 Capstone Study Abroad course in Greece at noon and 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Seerley Room 14. Contact Gregory Bruess at bruess@uni.edu or 273-2752. Visit http://www.uni.edu/global/Greece

 
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

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT:

Looking for a little scare? Come out for the thriller "Saw II," starring Donnie Wahlberg and Shawnee Smith on Thursday, Jan. 26. Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free beverages and snacks provided.

 
PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The UNI men's & women's track & field squad will host the UNI Invite Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27-28, in the UNI-Dome. Friday's events include the women's pentathlon beginning at 3 p.m. and the men's heptathlon beginning at 3:10 p.m. Saturday's events begin with the continuation of the men's heptathlon at 10 a.m., followed by the field events at 11 a.m. and the running events at 1:30 p.m.

 
LATE NIGHT AT THE CME:

Take a mid-week stress break, as the Center for Multicultural Education dims the lights Wednesday, Feb. 1, to show “Crash” from 9 to 11 p.m. Free pop and popcorn will be available during the film that deals with racial diversity. It will show in the upper level of Maucker Union.

 
PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m., in SRL 115, Leslie Schwalm, Associate Professor of History and Women's Studies at the University of Iowa, will present "Freedom in the Heartland: African-Americans and Civil Rights in the Age of Emancipation." The event is free and open to the public.

 

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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