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Monday, Feb. 27, 2006

NEWS

UNI COMPUTER-VIRUS UPDATE:

A security breach recently was detected on a laptop computer assigned to the UNI's Office of Business Operations. The computer contained Internal Revenue Service W-2 forms for approximately 6,000 student employees, faculty and staff. See FAQs at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/

See related news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=2132

 

2005 INCOME TAX FAQs:

To assist faculty, staff and students with questions regarding the information reported on their W-2 for 2005, Payroll has prepared Frequently Asked Questions. These FAQs can be accessed on the Office of Business Operations' Web page at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo Specific questions not addressed in the FAQs can be directed to Payroll at 3-6425 or 3-2656.

 
PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH UPDATE:

The Campus Committee for the Presidential Search appreciates the feedback from the campus community regarding the essential qualities of UNI's next president. An "Essential Qualities" document based on that feedback has been added to the search Web site, as well as additional calendar items. Visit http://www.uni.edu/presidentialsearch for updates on the search process.

 

STUDENT EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR:

Student employees can nominate their UNI supervisor for the 2005-2006 UNI Student Employer of the Year. The deadline for nominations is March 14. Learn more about this award and print a nomination form at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/news/EmployerofYearnominationform.pdf

 
VOICE YOUR OPINION ON UNI ATHLETICS:

The UNI Athletic Department is conducting a survey on the athletic interests of freshmen women. Your feedback is essential and will be used to help determine how UNI can best meet your athletic needs. If you are a female freshman, visit MyUNIverse at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/portal/portHandler.cgi from Feb. 20 through March 3, and select the "Interest in Women's Sports at UNI" survey on your announcements section. Contact kristin.moser@uni.edu with any questions.

 

CHANGES IN LIBRARY HOURS DURING SPRING BREAK:

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

 

MEATLOAF TO GO AT PREXY'S:

This new service includes a 2-pound ground beef loaf, which serves up to five people, and cooking instructions for $3.98. Order by 10 a.m. and pick it up at Prexy’s in Maucker Union by 6:30 p.m. Place your order at Prexy’s or online via e-mail to carolyn.young@uni.edu Available through spring break.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

CAREER PEER ADVISORS WANTED:

Outgoing, energetic and enthusiastic students are invited to apply for Academic Advising & Career Services Career Peer Advisor for 2006-07. Assist students through resume critiques, mock interviews, outreach and workshop presentations. Excellent training program provided. Peer advisors are paid $8 per hour and work 10 hours a week. Application forms are available at: http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/peers/handouts/peerapplication06.pdf Applications due March 10.

 

LEADERSHIP ESSAY CONTEST:

All UNI students are eligible and a $100 prize is awarded to the winner. Deadline is March 9. Submit a 700-word maximum essay on "Should leaders admit mistakes?" See composition directions and evaluation criteria at http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/LeadershipEssay-2006.pdf

 

UNI CHILD CARE GRANTS:

Sponsored by the UNI Child Care Committee, $1,000 UNI Child Care Grants are available to both undergraduate and graduate students for the 2006-07 academic year. Criteria: Enrolled at least half time as a UNI student working toward a degree or certification, financial need and minimum $500 per semester out-of-pocket child-care expenses. Application instructions are under the Grant section at http://www.uni.edu/finaid Contact UNI Enrollment Services/Financial Aid at 273-2700 or (800) 772-2736 with questions. Deadline is April 1.

 

2006-07 CARVER SCHOLARSHIP:

If you have had to work hard to overcome difficult circumstances to pursue an education, consider applying for the 2006-07 Carver Scholarship. Twenty new recipients will be selected to receive the $5,200 award based on the following criteria: enrolled as a sophomore or junior by fall 2006; minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA; U.S. citizen; graduated from an accredited Iowa high school or have been a resident of Iowa for at least five consecutive years prior to application; demonstrate financial need by filing a 2006-07 FAFSA; have overcome challenging social and/or other barriers to attend college full-time. More information available at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/ Applications are available at UNI Enrollment Services/Financial Aid, temporarily located in Maucker Union, lower level, 3-2700. Application deadline is April 1.

 

RESEARCH HELP VIA LIVE CHAT

Rod Library offers live research help via online chat sessions. Hours are Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Thursdays,11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Fridays, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. See "Ask Us" link in the upper left corner of library home page or go to http://www.lib.uni.edu/ris/askchat.shtml Help also is available via e-mail, phone and in person.

 

SAA NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:

Members of UNI Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) serve UNI by volunteering to give campus tours, sit on student panels and participate in special university events. Requirements include a GPA of at least 3.0, Panther pride and an enthusiasm for service. Applications are due Friday, March 24, and can be directed to Kirk Pohlmann in the Admissions Office. Forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/admissions/saa/index.htm If you have questions, contact Dan Pelzer at dpelzer@uni.edu

 

SPRING JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR:

Wednesday, March 1, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m., Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Eighty employers will visit with UNI students/alumni about internships and full-time jobs. Some will schedule for the Interview Day on Thursday, March 2. For fair information, employers and majors they're seeking, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/events/jobinternship/fair2006.htm

 
AIFS PROMOTIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS:

For more information about these opportunities, see http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/420.html

 

DONATE TO SIFE:

Students in Free Enterprise are $300 short from competing in this year’s competition. To raise funds, SIFE is sponsoring a Phone Raiser. Donate old cell phones or ink cartridges that you want re-recycled. Drop them off in the University Apartments Office at 3900 Jennings Drive between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until March 3. For more information, e-mail jasmin@uni.edu

 
HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

March 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. in CBB 323. Workshop teaches how to write an effective business plan. Advance registration required. Contact katherine.cota@uni.edu or 273-7350. More information available at http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

INTRAMURAL TENNIS AND RACQUETBALL DOUBLES:

Register for men's, women's, and co-rec divisions Monday, March 6, through Wednesday, March 8, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in WRC Room 101. Tournament bracket will be posted in the WRC after 1 p.m. and play begins Monday, March 20. (Entry slots are limited).

 
SPRING BREAK AT RIO GRANDE:

Limited to nine participants. Explore one of the last wild and remote rivers in the Southwest. This 90-mile stretch of river has 1,000-foot 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.

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The Pines will perform Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. The Pines received favorable reviews in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, City Pages, Pulse and The Onion and have begun to headline clubs in the area. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 
CHORAL AND PIANO FESTIVALS:

The Choral Invitational Festival and the Northern Iowa Piano Festival will take place Monday, Feb. 27, at 5:30 p.m. in the GBPAC Great Hall. Brad Barrett, Nicole Lamartine and Robin Guy are coordinators.

 

OFF-HUDSON PLAY READING:

Theatre UNI will present an Off-Hudson Play Reading of "The Exonerated," the story of six wrongfully convicted survivors of death row in their own words, Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in CAC Room 108. Directed by Jay Edelnant. Admission is free. http://www.theatreuni.com

 

GUEST ARTISTS' RECITAL:

Eugene Gaub, piano, and Nancy McFarland Gaub, violin, will perform Wednesday, March 1, at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

RAIN AT THE GBPAC:

Cirque Éloize returns to the Cedar Valley with its new production, Rain. Showtimes are Wednesday and Thursday, March 1-2, at 7:30 p.m. Rain's death-defying performers use contortion, trapezes, juggling, acrobatics and aerial rings. Pre-show enertainment starts at 6:15 p.m. with local group the Back Alley Band, desserts and drinks.

 
DEAD MAN WALKING:

Directed by Karen Mitchell. Written by Tim Robbins. March 1-4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang 40. Admission is $3 for UNI students and $6 for the general public. Tickets available at http://www.ticketreturn.com or 273-6391. Discussion with NY artist and activist Michael Keck follows the March 3 performance. Contains material not suitable for all audiences. Event is part of the Dead Man Walking School Theatre Project.

 

NORTHERN IOWA STRING FESTIVAL:

Performances will be Friday, March 3, at 4 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall. Julia Trahan is the coordinator.

 
OPERA COMEDIES AT STRAYER-WOOD:

Theatre UNI and the School of Music will present a double bill of opera comedy, "La Serva Padrona" and "Gianni Schicchi" Friday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 5, at 2 p.m., at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for youth and free for UNI students. For tickets, call 273-6381. For synopses of the shows, cast list and samples of the music, visit http://www.theatreuni.com

 

WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY PERFORMANCE:

The W-CF Symphony presents world-acclaimed clarinetist David Shifrin Saturday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. The program will feature works by Copland, Barber, Hindemith, plus Herrmann's eerie Suite for Strings from Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho." Tickets available at 273-SHOW and http://www.wcfsymphony.org

 

BRAD PAISLEY CONCERT:

Brad Paisley, Sara Evans and special guest Billy Currington will perform at the UNI-Dome Saturday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $37.50 and are available online at http://www.ticketmaster.com Charge by phone at (319) 363-1888 or UNI-Dome Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations. All tickets subject to convienence and/or handling fee. Date(s)/act(s) subject to change.

 

EVENTS

CAN A FETUS FEEL PAIN?:

Dr. Richard Bose, anesthesiologist, will discuss fetal pain along with related scientific and ethical questions regarding abortion at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in SEC 252. Open to UNI students, faculty and the general public. Sponsored by UNI Right to Life.

 

MARDI GRAS PARTY AT PREXY'S:

It's Fat Tuesday. Have lunch at Wasabi from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 and enjoy chicken Creole, red beans and rice and other Mardi Gras specialities.

 

CLOTHING DRIVE:

"Be Comfortable in Your Genes" clothing drive will run Monday, Feb. 27, through Friday, March 3, in WRC 104. Donate your clothes that are too big or too small to those in need. For more information, call Joan Thompson at 273-2198.

 

PRESENTATION BY CANDIDATE FOR ASSOCIATE VP FOR SPONSORED PROGRAMS:

Jill M. Trainer, candidate for associate vice president for Sponsored Programs, will make a presentation at 3 p.m. followed by a question and answer session on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in 103 MSH. Open to all faculty, staff and students. Trainer is interim associate vice president for Sponsored Programs and professor of biology at UNI.

 

CEEE SUSTAINABILITY SERIES: POWER PLANT DISCUSSION

A panel of individuals, including Lynn Brant, Linda Laylin, Carrie La Seur, local residents and government officials, will discuss the proposed new Waterloo power plant. The discussion is from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the CEEE auditorium. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/news/sustainableseries.htm

 

ETHNIC MINORITIES IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM - DISCUSSION:

A panel will discuss the disproportionate number of minorities incarcerated in Iowa at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in Commons Ballroom. Panel members include R. Allen Hays, Christopher W. Mullins, Robert Smith and the Rev. Belinda Creighton-Smith. Free event.

 

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ON EATING DISORDERS:

There will be a program Monday, Feb. 27, from 3 to 4 p.m. in SEC 247 concerning how eating disorders can become life consuming if left untreated. A student will share her experience with an eating disorder and her recovery. Referral resources and educational information will be available. For more information, call Joan Thompson at 273-2198.

 

WHAT IS YOUR EATING ATTITUDE?:

A program on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 3 to 6 p.m. in WRC 104 offers education and screening to help students identify and stop unhealthy eating patterns before they evolve into an eating disorder. This will be done on a drop-in basis. For more information, call Joan Thompson at 273-2198.

 

'HOW ABORTION HAS AFFECTED MY LIFE':

Luana Stoltenberg had three abortions. Hear how her choices changed her life on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. in SEC 252. Abortion experts Ellen Markham and Connie Hardie will share information about side effects that "aren't in the brochure" at the abortion clinic. Sponsored by UNI Right to Life.

 

LAST LECTURE SERIES:

The next lecture is by Kamyar Enshayan who will present, "Becoming Native to Iowa," Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B. The Last Lecture Series features faculty presenting a lecture as itwere their last. Beverages and snacks provided.

 

THE TOURNÉES FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL:

The festival continues with “Viva Laldjerie,” a film about three women in repressive, Muslim, modern Algiers. (Contains adult materials.) Join us Thursday, March 2, 102 Sabin Hall at 7 p.m. Films are in French with English subtitles. Free and open to the public. More info: http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/2006_Tournee_Films_UNI.htm


UNI FACULTY PANEL:

Wednesday, March 1, at noon in Baker 161. Harry Brod, Annette Lynch and Deirdre Heistad will present "How We Live Feminism: Taking Women's and Gender Studies Outside the Classroom."

 

MICHAEL KECK LECTURE:

New York artist and activist Michael Keck will speak with faculty and students about his work with prison inmates and their families. Free event. March 1 at 3:30 p.m. in SAB 102.

 
CME LATE NIGHT:

Relax on body pillows and blankets with free pop and popcorn during "Late Night at the CME" Wednesday, March 1, from 9 to 11 p.m. in MAU 109. The film, "If These Walls Could Talk," starring Demi Moore, will explore the moral crisis of three women from different generations as they deal with abortions. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/cme

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT:

This week's movie is "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free snacks and beverages provided.

 

LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP:

"Leaders on Leadership" speakers give personal perspectives from their involvement in a variety of leadership roles on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in SEC Room 247. President Koob will present his reflections on March 2. Check out the full list of speakers and topics at http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers-2006.pdf

 

CROW FORUM:

Brian Roberts, associate professor of history, will present "Jim Crow's Genuine Audience: Blackface Minstrelsy and the Gendering of Working-class Authenticity," Monday, March 6, at noon in Maucker Union, Old Gold Room.

 

LAST LECTURE SERIES:

Joyce Milambiling, associate professor of English Language and Literature, presents "Travel vs. the La-Z-Boy," Tuesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B. The Last Lecture Series features faculty presenting a lecture as it were their last. Beverages and snacks provided.

 
CEEE SUSTAINABILITY SERIES:

Tuesday, March 7, Wes Birdsell will present on "A Lifetime Promoting Energy Efficiency." Birdsell was the first energy educator for the Center for Energy and Environmental Education and later went on to work in Osage, Iowa. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/news/sustainableseries.htm

 
KAPPA DELTA PI SALE:

T-shirts, scrubs, buttons, bumperstickers and other gifts will be sold by the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society in the SEC lobby Tuesday, March 7, and Wednesday, March 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit KDP education and service projects.

 

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH ANNUAL POTLUCK:

Wednesday, March, 8, celebrate with faculty, staff and students from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Baker 161. Katalin Medvedev, University of Minnesota, will present "To Dye For: Hungarian Women Give Totalitarianism an Extreme Makeover." Her lecture examines women's use of fashion under totalitarian communism to make a public statement of dissatisfaction about the communist regime folloing the potluck in State College Room, Maucker Union, 7 p.m.

 

LATE NIGHT AT THE CME:

Rest on body pillows and blankets with free pop and popcorn and watch "If These Walls Could Talk 2," Wednesday, March 8, from 9 to 11 p.m. in CME (109 MAU). This film will look at the lives of three women from different generations as they deal with lesbianism. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme

 

ASIAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Evelyn Hu-DeHart will speak at the CME 109 in Maucker Union at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23. Hu-DeHart, a Brown University professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, will speak on "Women and Leadership: A View from Asia, Latin America and Africa." For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

USA WRESTLING AT THE UNI-DOME - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Saturday, April 8, shift A is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; shift B is 2 to 10 p.m. You can work the entire day or work one shift. On Sunday, April 9, the shift is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Sunday, the tournament will wrap up around 3 p.m. Lunch will be served to those working the six-hour day. Volunteer duties include table workers, runners, tappers, scorers, clock timers, tournament runners and bracket station assistants. We need as much help as we can get for this event. Feel free to invite friends and spread the word. If you have any questions or want to schedule a shift, contact Jessi at unidome@uni.edu or call 273-3591.

 
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:

Beginning in March, the UNI Chapter of Habitat for Humanity will begin construction on a new home to be located in the College Hill neighborhood. A groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2423 Walnut St., Cedar Falls. If you or any organization you are involved with would like to participate, contact Steve Moon at steve.moon@uni.edu or 3-6813 or visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/habitat/

 


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