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Monday, Feb. 6, 2006
All UNI students who work on campus are invited to participate in a continuation of the Campus Conversation begun last year about making UNI an even better place to work. Task forces will share their progress and invite feedback. Two duplicate sessions will be offered -- 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. -- in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/conversation/
2005 W2s are available online. You can access the electronic version through your UNI Employee Self Service Responsibility in Oracle. Paper copies were mailed Tuesday, Jan. 31, to your home address. Questions on how to access the form should be directed to the Help Desk, 273-5555, option 2. Specific payroll questions should be directed to Payroll, 273-2656.
Valentines gifts are now available at Essentials in Maucker Union including greeting cards, stuffed animals, Gel Gems, candles, soaps, new UNI clothing and more. We can personalize a gift bag for you. Balloon bouquets available in any size. Order early for pick-up by calling 273-3743 or 273-3762.
Do you know a student who has demonstrated outstanding service to UNI? Nominate him or her for the 2006 Lux Service Award. This award is the highest undergraduate honor awarded for service to UNI. Students are encouraged to nominate their peers. Students with 90 or more credit hours, including graduating seniors, qualify for the award. Visit http://www.unialum.org/lux for complete award requirements and an online nomination form. Nominations must be received by Feb. 10. Direct questions to Jennifer Noehl at 273-6409.
Student employees can nominate their UNI supervisor for the 2005-2006 UNI Student Employer of the Year. Learn more about this award and print a nomination form by visiting http://www.uni.edu/finaid For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/finaid/news/EmployerofYearnominationform.pdf
KUNI presents "The Iowa Statehouse Connection," originating from the Law Library in the Iowa Capitol Building. Hosted by KUNI Des Moines Bureau Chief Jeneane Beck, the show airs Mondays at 10 a.m. throughout the 2006 legislative session. The Monday, Feb. 6, show focuses on education, particularly teacher salaries and standards. Guests include Iowa Department of Education Director Judy Jeffrey; Iowa State Education President Linda Nelson; Senator Paul Mckinley, a Republican from Chariton; and Senator Frank Wood, a Democrat from Eldridge.
The UNI Alumni Association is taking orders for UNI class rings. Recognized by NISG as an official symbol of UNI, it is available to undergraduates who have achieved junior standing, graduate students with a minimum of 18 credit hours, and alumni. For more information, visit http://www.unialum.org/proserv/ring/ Ordering days are Feb. 14 through 16 in Maucker Union, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This action-packed one-hour DVD has game highlights from the best-ever Panther football season and the road to the championship game. Relive the nail-biting moments against Eastern Washington, New Hampshire and Texas State, plus the final thrilling title game against Appalachian State. Bonus features include introduction and game comments by coach Mark Farley, plus interview and pep rally highlights. Price: $19.50 http://www.unialum.org/football/ No Panther fan should be without the 2005 UNI football season commemorative poster. This 18x24, full-color poster captures the essence of the most successful Panther football season ever. Price: $9.50 http://www.unialum.org/football/
Get a dozen fresh frosted cookies for $8.49 per dozen and 12-inch personalized chocolate chip cookies for $7.99 each. Place orders by 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, and pick up orders Monday, Feb. 13, and Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Biscotti’s, 23rd Street Market or Prexy’s. Order online at http://www.uni.edu/dor/cookies
VolunteerNEWS is a monthly newsletter containing information regarding current 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 email@example.com with "SUB VolunteerUNI" as the first line and "END" as the second line in the body of the message.
Theatre UNI is seeking volunteer ushers for the upcoming performances of the opera comedies, "La Serva Padrona" and "Gianni Schicchi," at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Performances are Feb. 23, 25 and March 3 at 7:30 p.m. and March 5 at 2 p.m. Ushers receive a free ticket for their service. For more information, call 273-6381.
"Give Kids a Smile," is a program of Peoples Community Health Clinic involving Waterloo dentist offices donating services to children in the Waterloo School District. Volunteers are needed to assist with supervision and care of children waiting for exams. Eight volunteers are needed Friday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit VolunteerUNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs
Up With Families is an annual program designed for families and children with special needs. This event will take place Saturday, March 4, and Sunday, March 5, at the Red Fox Inn, in Waverly. Volunteers are needed for various shifts throughout the weekend for fun and games with children with special needs and their siblings. For more information, visit Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs
Volunteer now through May to plan and conduct weekly health activities for elementary students and their parents through the Lighted School House program. Need commitment of one day a week for about one hour, now through May. Program runs Tuesday and/or Thursday evening at either 6:15 or 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit VolunteerUNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs
Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration is seeking volunteers to participate in outreach for new immigrants and refugees in the Cedar Valley. Volunteer at local schools and community agencies to aid with English communication, advocacy and support. Days and times vary and are flexible. If you are interested and would like to learn more about another culture, visit VolunteerUNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs
There are still a few openings for the June 2006 Capstone Study Abroad course in Greece. Come to the informational meeting at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, in SRL Room 14. Contact Gregory Bruess at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-2752, or visit http://www.uni.edu/global/Greece
Massages by a licensed massage therapist will now be offered on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the WRC beginning Friday, Feb. 10. Massages are also offered Monday through Thursday. The cost is $10 for 15 minutes. Call 273-6119 to schedule an appointment today.
Add adventure to your college experience. The UNI Study Abroad Center offers more than 300 programs in more than 40 countries. Programs are available in different languages, but most are in English. These programs combine academic study with fascinating experiences and lots of fun. Now on facebook.com too.
Tired of spending summers in Iowa? Want to add adventure to your college experience? Sign up for 820:140 Environment, Technology, & Society capstone course taught in the heart of Europe – Cluj, Romania (Transylvania region). The course focus is the relationship of the social categories of race, class and gender with environmental and environmental health issues. For application, cost and course information, contact the UNI Study Abroad Center in Baker Hall 59, 273-7078 or email@example.com
During the week of Feb. 20, ITS-Educational Technology is offering two additional sections of both the Creating Web Pages credit series and the Managing Microsoft Office credit series. For complete details about these workshops, visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/credit.html or call 273-2309.
This competition is for Iowa college and university students with an interest in starting a business. Three awards of $5,000 each. Business plans due Friday, Feb. 10. Presentation of three winning UNI plans required on March 3. Assistance with plan can be obtained from John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center by calling 273-7350. Stop by CBB 264 or http://www.jpec.org/newven.htm for application and forms.
Attention future teachers. A "Romeo and Juliet" workshop will be offered Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at AEA 267. In this workshop, participants will learn ways to engage students with differing abilities and various learning styles in discovering the meaning in Shakespeare’s text. To register, call 273-3679 or e-mail Amy.firstname.lastname@example.org
Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Iowa Conference 2006 Day of enlightenment and inspiration for students interested in entrepreneurship. Free shuttle to Iowa State. UNI student registration paid by UNI JPEC. For more information and to register visit http://www.jpec.org/ceic2006.htm
Twenty on-campus co-op positions will be available for the 2006-2007 school year. These “20 Best Internships on Campus” are for two semesters at 15 hours per week. Pay is $7.10 per hour (total of $3,400). Register with the Co-op/Internship Program by Tuesday, Feb. 28, to start the application process. Orientation meetings provide additional information: http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/coop/program/orientation.html Advantages of participating can be found at: http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/coop/students/participation.html For more information, call 273-6041.
The College of Education offers more than 100 scholarships available to teaching majors. The deadline for a completed application is Wednesday, Feb. 15. You can find this application on your MyUNIverse Web page or the scholarship link from the COE homepage at http://www.uni.edu/coe/ Please follow all directions as spelled out on the online application pages. Any late or incomplete files will not be considered.
Three highly successful alumni will inform and inspire UNI students, staff and faculty about entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m., in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. This event is free and open to the UNI community. Advanced registration is required. To register, call 273-7350 or e-mail email@example.com For more information, including speaker bios, visit: http://www.jpec.org/entreday.htm
A two-credit hour Capstone course, "Socio-Economic Reality of Central America." Program includes two weeks of study in Nicaragua from May 8 - 18. Limited to 16 students. Airfare and program expenses included in registration fee of $1,550. Credit fee and passport fee are extra. Scholarships are available. For syllabus, details and photos visit: http://www.uni.edu/~schragec To register, call 273-7078, or visit the International Programs Office, Baker Hall, Room 59.
Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. in CBB 323. Workshop teaches the basics of starting a small business. Advanced registration required. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-7350. More information is available at: http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm
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 at UNI, 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 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 be the last week in February through the first two weeks in March. For more information, call (319) 433-1260.
The Upward Bound Math and Science Center is looking for science and math majors to be paid teaching assistants for the six-week summer residential program at UNI June 12 to July 23. Teaching assistants are needed for chemistry, mathematics, physics and biology. Teaching assistants help the faculty with classroom instruction and grading, set up labs, and conduct study sessions. Submit your resume with transcript (unofficial acceptable) to Latricia Hylton at 800 Sycamore St., Waterloo, IA 50703.
Workout with fitness professional Greg Sims during Fitness Frenzy Friday, Feb. 17, from 7 to 8 p.m. Open to everyone. The fee for one hour of cardio and toning is $10. Register at WRC 101 or online. For more information e-mail Dana.Foster@uni.edu
It's not too late to register for the WRS Ironman Triathlon Challenge Fitness Incentive Program. Registered participants have until March 3 to complete their selected event mileage. The traditional event entails 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of cycling and 26.2 miles of running. The non-swimmers event substitutes 15,000 meters of rowing for the swim; biking and running distances are the same. The double challenge doubles the distance of the traditional. Stop in WRC 101 to register. $15 entry fee. Successful completion nets you a long-sleeve T-shirt and certificate. For more information, e-mail email@example.com
Join Greg Sims, national presenter of Interactive Fitness Trainers of America, Feb. 17-19 at the WRC for Fitness Frenzy -- two days of fitness related-classes. Register in WRC 101. For more information, contact Dana Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, Feb. 11 at Mt. LaCrosse, Wisc. Price is $50 for UNI associates, $55 for guests. Mt. LaCrosse offers Wisconsin's longest run, Mid-America's steepest trail, and the widest variety of skiing and snowboarding in the Midwest. You will have the opportunity to experience 516 vertical feet, a mile long run, and terrain runs. We will be on the slopes for 6 hours. Skis or snowboards are included in the cost of this trip. $6 discount if you provide your own equipment.
Feb. 17-19 at Clear Lake Lodge, Minn. Price is $100 UNI, $110 for guests. We will spend two nights and three days in the Northwoods cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and enjoying winter Minnesota style. The Aurora Borealis may make an appearance, this is a great time of year for viewing. Remote-cabin lodging, cross-country skis, snowshoes, tranquil beauty, and good times are provided. Fishing license and gear not included. All experience levels welcome.
Limited to nine participants. Explore one of the last wild and remote rivers in the Southwest. This 90-mile stretch of river has 1000-ft. canyon walls, wild burros and lots of warm, desert sunshine. Located along the Texas/Mexico border, the Rio Grande has rapids ranging from class I to class III. Contact UNI Outdoors for additional information at 273-7164.
Sunday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m. in the UNI-Dome. Entry forms available in WRC Room 101. Entries are due Thursday, Feb. 16 in WRC, Room 101. For more information, call 273-7262.
Prelims are Monday, Feb. 20. Registration and weigh-in are in the West Gym from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prelims begin at 7:30 p.m. in the West Gym (all wrestlers guaranteed two matches). Finals are Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the West Gym wrestling room. For more information, call 273-7262.
The Beggarmen are an Iowa City-based quintet of traditional Celtic musicians. They will perform Monday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Beggarmen find their roots in the traditional music of Ireland and other Celtic regions. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.
On Wednesday, Feb. 8, the School of Music Spotlight Series presents the Faculty Artists Showcase Concert in GBPAC Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. Robert Washut and friends will present his new Whitman work, "Mannahatta." Jean McDonald and Nicole Lamartine with the Faculty String Quartet present Pergolesi’s "Stabat Mater" along with other UNI music faculty performances. More info: GBPAC Box office http://www.ticket.uni.edu or 273-7469. $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and $5 for non-UNI students.
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10 and 11.
For tickets contact the GBPAC Box Office 273-7469 (SHOW)
Robert Washut, piano, and Christopher Merz, saxophone, will perform at the Hearst Center for the Arts, 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12.
Based on the true story of John Merrick in 1880s London, "The Elephant Man" tells the tale of a hideously deformed man trapped in a frail body, ravaged by pain. Come see this Tony Award-winning drama about one man's struggle to achieve normalcy while working against increasingly impossible odds. "The Elephant Man," produced by UNISTA and directed by Chad Ryan runs Feb. 8 through 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is $5. Call the Box Office at 273-6381 to reserve tickets. For mature audiences only. Contains nudity.
Sunday, Feb. 12, 3 p.m. Since its early beginnings, the band has toured extensively and brought the pomp and pageantry of British life to the far corners of the world. The Clauddaugh Dancers return to the lobby for their third- straight year at 6:45 p.m. Enjoy the preshow party with a hot toddy and an afternoon lunch. $7 Large New York turkey club wrap, Texas pasta salad, red grapes, grasshopper cake and non-alcoholic beverages. Call the box office to preorder your meal. The Curtain Talk will begin at 2:15 p.m. with Rod Chesnutt, director of UNI Symphonic and Marching Bands.
See Ben Folds live in concert in UNI's West Gym Wednesday, March 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Monday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. Admission is $16.50 for UNI students and $22.50 for the general public. Purchase tickets at the UNI-Dome ticket office, online at http://tickets.uni.edu, or by calling 273-DOME. Tickets also will be on sale in Maucker Union Monday, Feb. 13 through Wednesday, Feb. 15 beginning at 10 a.m. each day.
V-Week is a global movement to end violence against women and girls. Monday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m., Great Reading Room: Survivor's Stories followed by an outdoor vigil; Tues, Feb. 7, 7 p.m. in Lang Auditorim: Angela Rose, sexual assault survivor and activist; Wed., Feb. 8, 6 - 8 p.m., Maucker Union Expansion: Self-Defense Seminar; Thurs., Feb. 9, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Union Expansion: Bingo with prizes.
Many activities sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and other various departments will take place at UNI in honor of Black History Month. This includes a keynote speaker, a CME 35th anniversary open house, panel discussions, film fest, talent show and a tribute to Rosa Parks among many others. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or contact Lydia Perez Roberts at 3-2250.
The International Students Association will sell “Crush” cans (orange soda pop) to raise money for their Valentine formal. Orders can be placed Monday Feb. 6, at Piazza from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; and at Rialto from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Buy one for your “crush” or for your friends. Cost is 50 cents each. They will be delivered to the residence halls on Valentine’s Day.
Come and meet other French-speaking students, practice your French, and participate in various French activities with the UNI French Club. All levels of speaking are welcome. The next meeting is Monday, Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. in the Maucker Union Purple Pen Room. For more information, e-mail email@example.com
The Wilson Chair in Business Ethics presents "The Insider," the story of whistle-blowing in the tobacco industry. A discussion of whistle-blowing ethics will follow. Snacks and sodas will be provided. This free event is Monday, Feb. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. in CBB 109.
The Counseling Dept. Student Advisory Committee is sponsoring a bake sale Monday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the SEC lobby, second floor. Proceeds go towards items for the counseling programs, including updating equipment, videos, scholarships, etc. So get ready for Valentine's Day by picking up some sweets for your sweetie.
Join Russian classes and the Russian Club in viewing "Irony of Fate . . . or Have a Nice Bath," Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m. in SRL Room 115. The film is in Russian with English subtitles. This classic Russian romantic comedy is directed by Eldar Ryazanov.
The first lecture of the new year is by Gayle Pohl presenting "My Education Began by Keeping My Mother Out of Jail" Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B. The Last Lecture Series features faculty presenting a lecture as if it were their last. Beverages and snacks provided.
Amnesty International and Students for Social Justice present "The Life of David Gale," a powerful film about capital punishment, Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m., in Sabin 203. For more information, contact Jessica Love at firstname.lastname@example.org
The UNI men's basketball team will battle the Wichita State Shockers on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the UNI-Dome at 7:05 p.m.
The UNI men's basketball team will take on Missouri State Saturday, Feb. 11, in the UNI-Dome at 7:05 p.m.
The UNI women's tennis team will begin its spring season with a match against Western Illinois Friday, Feb. 10, at 5 p.m. at the Black Hawk Tennis Club, Waterloo.
The UNI women's tennis team will take on Wisconsin-Green Bay Saturday, Feb. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Black Hawk Tennis Club, Waterloo.
The UNI women's tennis team will take on Wisconsin-Milwaukee Sunday, Feb. 12, noon at the Black Hawk Tennis Club, Waterloo.
The UNI wrestling team will battle the Missouri Tigers in the West Gym Monday, Feb. 13, at 5 p.m.
Come out for this week's movie...the blockbuster "Rent." Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Sponsored by Campus Activities Board
The opening reception for "In Touch With Knowledge: The Educational History of Blind People" will be at the University Museum Thursday, Feb. 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Visit http://www.uni.edu/museum for information about upcoming collaborative community events.
The Vagina Monologues will be performed in Lang Hall on Friday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m.; and on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $10 at the GBPAC. All proceeds go to the Cedar Valley Coalition for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse.
Join the International Students Association in celebrating love and friendship around the world. Come and enjoy music and dance, refreshments, games and door prizes. Open to all students. Friday, Feb. 10, 8 to 11 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Dress is semi-formal.
UNI Museums and Project InSight Partners present "Health and Physical Issues," at the Cedar Falls Community Center, 528 Main Street, Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m. Dr. Mark Wilkinson, OD, UI Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences will examine important eye-health issues. Question-answer session following the lecture. Noon meal is offered: under 60, $5.20; over 60, free-will donation. RSVP for lunch only to 277-1900 by noon, Feb. 14.
Looking for adventure and a summer job? Stop by the UNI Camp and Recreation Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the WRC North Gym. Fifty organizations from across the United States will recruit summer employees. Sponsored by UNI Academic Advising & Career Services. Check out the list of recruiting organizations at:http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/events/camprecfair/camporgs2005.htm
The CTE Diversity Committee is holding hearings to gather information relevant to the preparation of teachers for diversity. Thursday, Feb. 16, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m, in CME Room 109. The hearings will feature representatives from Waterloo Schools, John Deere and the College of Education. Faculty and students welcome. Contact professor Catherine Miller, email@example.com or 273-2935.
Auditions for "Bible Beater/Bra Burner" will be Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. The show explores the Christian and feminist identities of 15 women in eastern Iowa. UNI Interpreters Theatre, Lang 40. Production runs April 20-22. No prior performance experience necessary. Copies of the play are on reserve at Rod Library. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Contains material not suitable for all audiences.
The 8th Price Lab Teacher Institute will take place Friday, Feb. 17 with hourly sessions running from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Teacher Institute is designed for Teacher Education students in all areas, and has served almost 2,000 teacher-education students to date. Information about sessions and registration is available at http://www.pls.uni.edu Price Lab School is located at 1901 Campus Street.
The film series opens with "Abouna," a film from Chad about an errant father who abandons his wife and sons, Tuesday, Feb. 28, SRL Room 115 at 7 p.m. Films are in French with English subtitles. Free and open to the public. More information is available at http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/2006_Tournee_Films_UNI.htm
Gallagher-Bluedorn presents Orquesta Alto Maiz Friday, May 26, 8 p.m. to midnight at the Electric Park Ballroom, in Waterloo. Join us for a fun night of Latin music and dancing. Dance lessons start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets on sale now at 3-SHOW (7469).
"Leaders on Leadership" speakers give personal perspectives from their involvement in a variety of leadership roles, including President Koob's reflections on March 2. Check out the full list of speakers and topics for these Thursday 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. presentations at http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers-2006.pdf
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