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Monday, March 20, 2006

NEWS

KOOB ENDOWMENT FUND ANNOUNCED:

To perpetuate President Koob's vision for community-university partnerships, the UNI Foundation has created the Robert D. Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement. It will support internships for students working to better the community and UNI. The R.J. McElroy Trust has issued a challenge grant in support of the fund. To make a gift or for more information, visit www.uni-foundation.org

 

APPLY NOW FOR ON-CAMPUS JOBS FOR FALL:

Twenty on-campus co-op positions will be available for the 2006-2007 school year. Positions are for two semesters at 15 hrs/week. Pay is $7.10/hr (total $3,400). Great resume builder opportunities. Must register with Academic Advising & Career Services and upload a resume into UNI Careerlink. The following links provide additional information: www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/coop/program/oncampus.html and www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/coop/students/participation.html Apply ASAP. Call 273-6041 for additional information.

 
INPUT REQUESTED -- TRANSIT SYSTEM & PARKING RAMP:

UNI is considering constructing a transit system and parking ramp (multimodal system) to serve students, faculty, staff and visitors. Initial drawings of the proposed parking ramp will be on display at input sessions on March 29 and 30. Please click on following link for more information. If you can't attend the input sessions, please fill out the online survey at the same site. http://www.uni.edu/infosys/multimodal

 

PHYSICS AUCTION:

UNI will hold a surplus equipment auction at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, in the Physics Bldg next to the West 23rd Street "A" parking lot. Available items include classroom furniture and equipment, computer equipment, large old wood cabinets, office desks and chairs and small scientific equipment. Additional info is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/auctioninfo.shtml. Buyers must remove purchases from the building by 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 29. Payment must be made in cash (good check) before removal. Call Vince at 273-3527 with questions.

 

FRESHMEN/SENIOR SURVEY:

The National Survey of Student Engagement will be sent to 1600 UNI freshmen and seniors. If you receive one, please take time to respond. UNI wants to hear how students perceive their UNI experience as we evaluate the past and plan for the future. For more information, contact donna.vinton@uni.edu

 

UNI APPLIED RESEARCH GRANTS:

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Business and Community Services has announced the recipients of the 2006 Grow Iowa Values Fund Applied Research Grants. More information is at http://www.uni.edu/osp/grants/GIVFrecipients.htm

 

 

KUNI ROCK STAR:

KUNI is producing another CD featuring exclusive KUNI live recordings from Studio One. For a gift of $150 at the "KUNI Rock Star" level, you can have your name listed in the liner notes of the CD booklet right alongside the artists. Prospective artists include Andrew Bird, Robbers on High Street, Erin McKeown, The Mittens and Pieta Brown with Bo Ramsey. To receive a copy of the CD, contact Angela Vezdos at 273-6336 or visit http://www.kuniradio.org with your contribution. To be included in the liner notes, pledge payment must be received by April 30. Names can be listed individually like “Ozzy Osbourne” or “The Osbourne Family” for a household.

 

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

CAREER WORKSHOPS FOR LIBERAL ARTS MAJORS:

Wednesday, March 29 -- What Are You Going to Do With That? Careers & Liberal Arts Majors; Wednesday, April 5 -- Making the Most of Your Liberal Arts Major: Career Strategies for Freshmen Through Seniors; Wednesday, April 12 --Putting Your Liberal Arts Major to Work: Tips for Resumes & Job Interviews. All sessions are at 5 p.m., in Old Gold Room, Maucker Union.

 

FINDING JOURNAL ARTICLES:

Rod Library staff will help you find articles via live chat sessions. Hours: Monday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. and 6 - 8:30 p.m. See "Ask Us" link in upper left corner of library home page or go to http://www.lib.uni.edu/ris/askchat.shtml. Help is also available via e-mail, phone and in person.

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

Tuesday, April 4, 3:30-5:30 p.m. in CBB 3. Workshop teaches how to write an effective business plan. Advanced registration required: e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu or call 273-7350. More info: www.jpec.org/classes.htm

 

SUCCESS WORKSHOP: TAKING LECTURE NOTES:

This free workshop will be Tuesday, March 21, from 11 a.m. to noon in Sabin 311. Please pre-register by calling 273-2346. Sponsored by the Center for Academic Achievement and Student Support Services.

 

NEW CAPSTONE COURSE - MAY TERM:

Community and Public Health (410:160) is a new course being offered for Capstone credit. The course will examine the major public health issues facing the U.S. and world population and investigate major public health initiatives, public policy and ethical issues related to public health. The class will meet daily from 10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m., May 8 through June 2.

 
MAY TERM THEATRE CLASS:

The Department of Theatre is offering three May-term classes for students interested in a variety of theatre experiences: Acting for Life; Stagecraft; and Politics, War, Words and Music. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 
HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP:

March 30, 3:30-5:30 p.m. in CBB 3. Workshop teaches the basics of starting a small business. Advanced registration required: e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu or call 273-7350. More info: http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm

 
SUMMER SPEECH AND READING PROGRAM:

A new six-week summer speech and reading program will be offered from June 19 through July 27 at the Roy Eblen Speech and Hearing Center. Children must be enrolled for a minimum of one 60-minute session per week or two thirty-minute sessions per week and all sessions will be conducted by certified/licensed staff. This program is directed by Betty Merrifield, Ph.D. Scholarships for the program are available and are provided by the Eastern Iowa Scottish Ritecare Masons. http://www.uni.edu/comdis/clinserv1.html

 

DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM MEETINGS:

Magic. Money. Experience. The Disney Theme Parks & Resorts College Program at the Walt Disney World® Resort is truly a one-of-a kind experience. Representatives from the Disney College Program will visit UNI the week after spring break. Information sessions will be held on Wednesday, March 22, in the Maucker Union State College Room at 5:30 p.m., and on Thursday, March 23, at noon. Contact Laura Wilson at 3-3821 for more information.

 

SUCCESS WORKSHOP: READING TEXTBOOKS:

This free workshop will be Tuesday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to noon in Sabin 311. Pre-register by calling 273-2346. Sponsored by the Center for Academic Achievement and Student Support Services.

 

HANDOUTS FROM OSP BROWN BAG LUNCHES:

Handouts from the Grant Development Brown Bag Lunches are available to download at http://www.uni.edu/osp/grants/training.htm

 

JACK KENT COOKE SCHOLARSHIP:

Awarded to exceptional students with unmet financial need planning to begin graduate studies this fall. Candidates must be nominated by their undergraduate institution. Each school can nominate up to two students. A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required. Deadline is March 24. The UNI faculty representative is John Vallentine, School of Music, music@uni.edu or 273-2024. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Web site is: http://www.jackkentcookefoundation.org

 
NEW CLASSES AT LAKESIDE LABORATORY:

Astronomy Laboratory (Natural History Workshop in Astronomy) Fundamentals of astronomical observation, the use of introductory astronomical instruments, and application of charts and almanacs to finding one's way about the night sky. Meets July 31 through Aug. 4. One credit hour (transferable). Natural History Workshop in Astronomy is equivalent to Astronomy Laboratory (870:011) at UNI, which fulfills the Laboratory Science requirement of UNI's Liberal Arts Core. It is assumed that each Astronomy Laboratory student has taken an introductory (lecture) course in astronomy, at either the high-school or college level. For more information, visit http://www.lakesidelab.org/

 
NATIONAL EDUCATOR EXPO:

Saturday, April 1, Maucker Union. Teacher registration is at 8 a.m. in Seerley Hall. More than 90 school districts from across the U.S. (including 30 from Iowa ) will recruit educators for the 2006-07 academic year. See registered districts and a registration form: http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/events/nee/spring/
UNI Academic Advising & Career Services. For more information, call 273-2061.

 

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

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

INTRAMURAL 1-ON-1 BBALL:

Intramural 1-on-1 basketball tournament: Divisions: women/men under 6 feet and men over 6 feet.
Prelims and finals: Wednesday, March 22, 7 p.m. WRC south courts.
Registration: Wednesday, March 22, 6 p.m. - 6:45.p.m., WRC south courts. Play starts at 7 p.m.
For more information contact the IM office at 273-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL BADMINTON:

Women's and men's singles division: Tuesday, March 28, 7 p.m. Men's and women's doubles division: Wednesday, March 29, 7:30 p.m. Co-Rec division: Wednesday, March 29, 7 p.m. Registration for singles: Tuesday, March 28, 6 - 6:45 p.m. Co-Rec and doubles: Wednesday, March 29, 6 - 6:45 p.m. Registration and competition are in the WRC South Courts. For more information contact the IM office at 273-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL SPRING 11-ON-11 OPEN CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

Open to students, faculty and staff. Play begins Sunday, April 2, on the West Campus Fields.
Registration is March 27 through March 29, WRC room 101, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Limited to the first 12 teams to register) Entry fee is $20 per team. For more information, contact the IM office at 273-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL SPRING OPEN CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:

Open to students, faculty and staff, Saturday, April 1 (rain date: Saturday, April 8).
Registration is March 27 - March 29, WRC Room 101. (Limited to the first 16 teams to register)
Entry fee is $20 per team. For more information contact the IM office at 273-7262.

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

PLENA LIBRE AT GBPAC:

This 13-piece Latin Grammy-nominated group has a style that draws on both the traditional and the modern. Plena Libre has taken this rhythmic genre of Puerto Rican origin through new and exciting developments and injected it with sizzling contemporary dance floor arrangements.Salsa dance lessons will be offered in the lobby. After the lessons, test your skills in the great hall as the dance floor is open. Monday, March 27, 7:30 p.m.

The Curtain Talk begins at 6:45 p.m. with Director of Jazz Studies, Bob Washut.

 

PLAY READING:

Theatre UNI will present a reading of "The Wrestling Season" by Laurie Brooks, directed by Gretta Berghammer, on Tuesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in CAC 108. Dealing with the subjects of identity and peer pressure among teenagers, "The Wrestling Season" is an important story for parents, youth and educators. Admission is free. For more information, visit: http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 

FACULTY STRING QUARTET RECITAL:

Artists-in-residence Frederick Halgedahl, violin; Therese Fetter, violin; Julia Trahan, viola; and Jonathan Chenoweth, cello, will present Edvard Grieg's "String Quartet in G Minor" at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

EVENTS

ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION:

The UNI Gallery of Art will present its Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition in the KAB March 20 to April 17. The competition showcases outstanding recent works by undergraduate and graduate students in the UNI Department of Art. The juror is Matthew Kluber, assistant professor of art at Grinnell College. The awards ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, March 20, in KAB Room 111. An opening reception will follow. Free and open to the public.

 

SPRINT EXEC TO SPEAK ON WORLDCOM:

John Meyer, UNI alumnus and controller/chief ethics officer at Sprint Corporation, will present "An Insider's View of the WorldCom Crash" Monday, March 20, at 5 p.m. in the Deere Auditorium, 109 CBB. Sponsored by the Wilson Chair in Business Ethics, this event is free and open to the public.

 

RUSSIAN FILM SHOWING:

"The Return" (2003), directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev, will be shown at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 in Seerley 115. "The Return" takes place in the remote Russian wilderness, and two teenage boys face a range of conflicting emotions when their father - a man they know only through a single photograph - reappears after 12 years.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

On Wednesday, March 22, at 7 p.m., in SRL 115, Wallace Hettle, associate professor of history, will present "Domesticating 'Stonewall': Mary Anna Jackson as Confederate Biographer." The event is free and open to the public.

 

2006 SUSTAINABILITY SERIES:

Tuesday, March 21, UNI students Ashref Alqassab and Francis Praska will present "Building Your Own Wind Generator from Scratch." For more information, visit
http://www.uni.edu/ceee/news/sustainability_series/sustainableseries.htm

 

DISCUSS CARTOON CRISIS:

An informal discussion of the recent crisis caused by the publication in Denmark of cartoons depicting Mohammad, founder of Islam. Features Kenneth Atkinson, associate professor of religion, and Recayi Pecen, associate professor of industrial technology. Thursday, March 23, 6 -7 p.m. in the College Eye Room in Maucker Union.

 

UNI MUSEUMS and PROJECT InSIGHT PARTNERS PRESENT:

Vaughn Coolman will present "Orientation and Mobility," March 21, 5:30-7 p.m., University Book & Supply, 1009 W. 23rd St., Cedar Falls. Discover how a visually-impaired person might learn to navigate through obstacles in a public space. Participate in an interactive demonstration about how to approach and assist a visually-impaired person. Complete list of programs at http://www.uni.edu/museum

 

STUDENTS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM SERIES:

"The Lord of War" at 7:30, Wednesday, March 29 Sabin 102. Based on actual events, this film starrs Nicholas Cage and follows the exploits of an international arms trader. For more information contact Laura Greenwood at cppr16@uni.edu.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT:

"Memoirs of a Geisha" will be shown Thursday, March 23, 7 and 9:30 p.m., in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free beverages and snacks provided. Sponsored by Campus Activities Board.

 

UNI MUSEUMS AND PROJECT INSIGHT PARTNERS PRESENT:

A guided tour of the Iowa Braille School in Vinton will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11. Did you know that Mary Ingalls was blind and attended Iowa Braille School? Learn about the history of the school, as well as the latest innovations in educating the visually-impaired. Visit http://www.uni.edu/museum or call 273-2188 for additional information.

 

THE TOURNÉES FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL:

“Inch’Allah Dimanche” about an Algerian immigrant’s experience in France will be shown at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 23, in 102 Sabin Hall. Films in this series are in French (with additional languages) with English subtitles. Free and open to the public. More info: http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/2006_Tournee_Films_UNI.htm

 

NISG HOSTS OPEN FORUM:

The Northern Iowa Student Government will host an open forum to answer any questions you may have. It will be on Wednesday, March 22, 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.

 

AFRICAN-AMERICAN INVENTIONS:

Throughout March, explore the many inventions and items patented by African-Americans, in Bartlett 175B. The room is open for tours March 21 and March 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. If these times do not work for your group of five or more, contact Hall Coordinator Paul Waterman at paul.waterman@uni.edu or 273-2671 to set-up a tour.

 

WORKSHOP ON BIO-DIESELS:

Eric Foresman and Steve Fugate will present a workshop on bio-diesels at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, in the CEEE auditorium.

 

WOMEN'S STUDIES SPRING RECEPTION:

The Women's Studies Spring Reception is Monday, March 27, 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Baker 161. Meet faculty, preview fall courses and honor graduating seniors and scholarship award recipients. Refreshments will be served.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Monday, March 27 at 4 p.m., Latham 125.

Holmes Semken, of the University of Iowa, will talk about the excavation of a rare giant ground sloth in southern Iowa. This extinct animal lived in Iowa during the Ice Age. Semken will also have some of the animal's bones on display.

 

KUNI PRESENTS AT THE REVERB:

Garage rockers, The High Strung and Iowa-based rockers North of Grand will perform on Tuesday, March 28. Doors open at 9 p.m. Contact The Reverb at 277-4404 for ticket information. The High Strung's new release "Moxie Bravo" follows up the band’s 2003 Tee Pee Records release "These Are Good Times," which was named one of NPR’s top records of the year and earned wide acclaim in national publications like Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, and Entertainment Weekly.

 

LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC FORUM:

A Legislative Public Forum will be 10 a.m. - noon, Saturday, March 25, at the Area Education Agency 267 Conference Center, 3712 Cedar Heights Dr., Cedar Falls. UNI faculty, staff and students are encouraged to hear local legislators' priorities for public higher education funding. There is an opportunity for citizens to ask legislators questions during the forum.

 

FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL KEYNOTE LECTURE:

“History and Gender in Postcolonial Cinema” by Rosemarie Scullion. co-founder of the “Working Group on Cinemas of the Middle East and North Africa,” at the University of Iowa. Tuesday, March 28, 115 SRL, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. More info: http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/2006_Tournee_Films_UNI.htm

 
UNI WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH LECTURE ON AIDS:

Wednesday, March 29, Anathalie Mukagasana, UNI Global Export, will speak on "HIV-AIDS and Health Education of Women and Girls in Rwanda," in the College Eye Room, Maucker Union, at noon. Sponsored by Women's Studies.

 

FREE CONCERT WITH THE NADAS:

Campus Activities Board welcomes...The Nadas at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 30 in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Special guest Jason Levasseur. Free admission, no ticket required. For more information, call 273-5888.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Brian Hynek, research associate at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will give a presentation on "The latest research results from Mars" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, in Room 125 Latham Hall. Hynek's research involves the geology of Mars, and he is working with three of the current NASA missions on the red planet. Specifically, he has been studying the Meridiani hematite site by combining remote sensing data with ground truth from the Opportunity Rover.

 

MUSEUMS A-Z INSTITUTE B DAY:

Braille, Blindness and Books, April 8, 9 a.m. - noon, University Museum, 3219 Hudson, Cedar Falls. Hear first-hand what life is like as a blind person, explore the world of Braille, and use devices that assist visually-impaired people in their daily lives. Ages 7-12. Register by March 31 by calling 273-2188. $14 for members; $17 non-members.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

KUNI FUND DRIVE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

The KUNI Public Radio spring fund drive runs April 1 through April 10, and the station needs about 150 volunteers to help answer incoming calls and record information. Shifts are available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and run two to three hours. We will gladly work with your schedule. Refreshments will be provided from Roots Market. To sign up or for more information, contact Angela Vezdos at 3-6336 or angela.vezdos@uni.edu The KUNI studios are located on the third floor of the CAC. Visit http://www.kuniradio.org for more details.

 
SUMMER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:

The Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC) summer program is looking for summer help. The program will run evenings and will consist of interaction with Waterloo children and families, using informal and formal recreation. A training/information session will be offered for applicants to learn more. College credit is available to those eligible. If interested, contact tmthomp@uni.edu or Copcsummer@hotmail.com

 

The UNI-Dome is hosting the USA Wrestling Kids/Cadets and Veterans
Folkstyle National Championships the weekend of April 7-9.

About 300 volunteers are needed for this event. Various jobs are available and shifts are flexible. If your shift runs through a meal time, your meal will be provided. Each volunteer will receive a free T-shirt. Contact Jessi by e-mail at unidome@uni.edu or call 3-3591.

 


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