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Monday, March 27, 2006
What should be the name of the UNI Basketball student section and/ or group for next year under new head coach Ben Jacobson? Vote at http://unipanthers.collegesports.com/
With funding from the Student Computer Fee via direction from the Student Computer Advisory Committee, wireless coverage has been expanded to include the eating area of the 23rd Street Market in the Commons (as well as some of the surrounding area). Additionally, a second access point has been placed in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom (north) to provide better overall coverage in that area.
The 31st Teacher Education Induction Convocation will be Monday, April 3, at 3:30 p.m., in the GBPAC. Some 230 UNI teacher education students are eligible for induction. John Henning, associate professor in Educational Psychology and Foundations, is the convocation speaker. Students should return their RSVP cards as soon as possible.
Faculty, staff and students are invited to a farewell open house for President and Mrs. Koob on Monday, May 1, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Contact Jan Hanish at 3-6899 for more information. An endowment fund for student and community engagement has been established in the UNI Foundation in President Koob’s name, visit http://www.uni-foundation.org for more information.
New, beginning Fall 2006, the Certificate in Entrepreneurship for non-business majors will provide the information, skills, tools and inspiration for any student interested in starting a business, a non-profit or a private practice. Further, the certificate will provide a strong foundation in small business concepts which are beneficial for every student planning to work for any company after graduation. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/425.html
The show airs Mondays at 10 a.m. throughout the 2006 legislative session. On March 27, the topic is the cost of higher education. Guests will be UNI President Robert Koob; Iowa State University President Gregory Geoffroy; the Chair of the House Education Budget Committee, Republican Representative Royd Chambers of Sheldon; and the Co-Chair of Senate Appropriations Committee, Democratic Senator Bob Dvorsky of Coralville.
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.
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
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.
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
Wednesday, April 5, at 3 p.m. Meetings will be held by academic departments for students interested in their majors. Departments will advise students on departmental guidelines for majors and procedures to schedule for fall semester classes. Students may also declare a major at the meeting. Meeting locations can be found at:
Kerry Studer, assistant managing director of mortgages, will discuss the basic background of Principal, available internship and job opportunities and how to apply for them Tuesday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m., in CBB 320. It will be a 45-minute presentation with an informal Q&A to follow . (Pizza and refreshments will be provided.) Kerry also will conduct interviews with students on Tuesday. If interested, submit your resume to http://www.principal.com or Studer.Kerry@principal.com
ITS-Educational Technology has an opening for a graduate assistant for the next academic year. This assistantship entails a 20-hour work week that involves presenting computer workshops to students, faculty and staff at UNI. Payment involves a full stipend and a full tuition scholarship. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/gradassistant.html
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 and job interviews. All sessions are at 5 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Gold Room.
The JPEC is accepting reservations for this program which runs July 30 through Aug. 8, at Lake Okoboji, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. JPEC staff will interview and select eight UNI students for this program. The JPEC will pay each student's UNI tuition (3 credit hours), lodging and food. Juniors and seniors with an interest in entrepreneurship or small business will be given preference. Interviews will be conducted in April. For more information, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-7350.
April 1 through June 30. This business plan competition, sponsored by the Iowa Pappajohn Center, the SBDCs and John Pappajohn, is open to any new start-up business in Iowa, students and non-students alike, for legitimate businesses only. Contestants must actually be starting and running the business. Three prizes will be awarded -- $25,000, $15,000, and $10,000. Companies may seek assistance with business plan preparation from the local Small Business Development Center. http://www.iowabusinessplancompetition.com
Screening will be Thursday, March 30, at the UNI Counseling Center, located at 103 Student Health Center (2nd floor) The screening will last approximately one hour and will be offered at two different times, 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The free screening is open to UNI faculty, staff and students. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 273-2676.
UNI has 10 mini-DV video cameras for use by UNI students for academic projects. These cameras are suitable for student use for making class video "essays." They make be checked out for two weeks at a time at the Honors Cottage, 2401 College Street. For more information, contact Scott Cawelti at 273-3810 or Brenda Hackenmiller at 273-3175.
Rod Library staff will help you get to the right database via live chat sessions. Hours: Mondays through Wednesdays, 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 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.
Tuesday, April 4, 3:30-5:30 p.m., in CBB 3. Workshop teaches how to write an effective business plan. Advance registration required: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 273-7350. More info: www.jpec.org/classes.htm
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.
Environment, Technology, and Society: Environmental Health and Justice (840:140) is a new course being offered for Capstone credit. The focus is the relationship of race, class, and gender with the environment, and environmental health issues. This class will meet from May 10 – 26, in Transylvania, Romania. The approximate cost is $2,422, which includes tuition, fees, course materials, round trip flight, room and board, and cultural activities.To register, contact the UNI Study Abroad Center, 59 Baker Hall or call 3-7078 or e-mail email@example.com
The Department of Theatre is offering three May Term classes for students interested in a variety of theatre experiences: Acting for Life; Stagecraft: Scenery and Lights; and Theatrical Arts and Society. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre
March 30, 3:30-5:30 p.m. in CBB 3. Workshop teaches the basics of starting a small business. Advance registration required: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 273-7350. More info: http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm
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 30-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
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.
Space is still available in the Sturgis Youth Theatre Creative Drama Workshops, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, for children in kindergarten through sixth grades. Workshops begin Saturday, April 1. For workshop descriptions and schedule, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis/classes/index.html
Handouts from the Grant Development Brown Bag Lunches are available to download at http://www.uni.edu/osp/grants/training.htm
Tuesday, April 4, 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.
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/ For more information, call 273-2061.
Open to students, faculty and staff. Play begins Sunday, April 9 at 1 p.m. at the WRC sand volleyball courts. (rain date TBA) Entry forms will be available Monday, March 27 in WRC 101. Registration will be April 3 through April 5 in WRC 101 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Entry fee is $20 per team. For more information, contact the IM office at 273-7262.
Sunday, April 9, renowned dancer and instructor Maleeha will conduct two Middle Eastern dance workshops at UNI. Afterwards watch or participate in a performance. $25 for one workshop, $35 for both if registered by April 1. For more information, contact Helen Harton at 273-2235 or email@example.com Register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis
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.
Open to students, faculty and staff. Play begins Sunday, April 2, on the West Campus Fields.
Open to students, faculty and staff, Saturday, April 1 (rain date: Saturday, April 8).
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 on the Great Hall dance floor. Monday, March 27, 7:30 p.m. The Curtain Talk begins at 6:45 p.m. with Director of Jazz Studies, Bob Washut.
Jack Norton and the Mullet River Boys, musical purveyors of vaudeville, bluegrass, gospel and old-time comedy, will perform Monday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3, free for children under 12.
Peter McGuire, violin, and Sean Botkin, piano, perform works by Brahms, Beethoven and Franck at 6 p.m., Monday, March 27, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Admission is free.
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
Wednesday, March 29, at 7 p.m., the High Strung will be in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC for a live performance and a bit of conversation. Admission is $3, free for children under 12.
The School of Music Spotlight Series presents the annual performance competition for scholarships, Wednesday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m., in the GBPAC Great Hall. Admission charge: $7 adults, $6 senior citizens, $5 non-UNI students and U-Card free for UNI students. For tickets call GBPAC Box Office, 273-7469 (SHOW).
Thursday, March 30, Nicole Lamartine will conduct a program of choral literature in GBPAC Great Hall at 7:30 p.m.
John Ericson, horn, will conduct a masterclass Thursday, March 30 in GBPAC Jebe Hall, at 8 p.m.
Shows are March 30, 31 and April 1 at 7:30 p.m. and April 1 matinee at 3:30 p.m. Free admission. Reservations recommended. Call 273-6805.
The UNI International Dance Theatre's Spring Concert, "Around The World In Dance," will take place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 1, and 2 p.m., Sunday, April 2, in the Russell Hall Auditorium. Ticket prices for adults are $6, students and senior citizens are $4. For more information, call 273-6195 or visit http://www.uni.edu/dance/concerts.htm
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.
The UNI Gallery of Art is presenting its Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition in the KAB through 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. Free and open to the public.
"The Lord of War" at 7:30, Wednesday, March 29, Sabin 102. Based on actual events, this film stars Nicolas Cage and follows the exploits of an international arms trader. For more information contact Laura Greenwood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eric Foresman and Steve Fugate will present a workshop on bio-diesels at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, in the CEEE auditorium.
Tuesday, March 28, at St. Stephen Student Center, 1019 W. 23rd St., in Cedar Falls. "Democracy at Risk: Are Today's Voters Less Involved?" will discuss how Americans can be more involved in government and the role of nonprofit organizations in a democratic society. Co-leaders will be Wallace Hettle, UNI associate professor of history, and Mary Ann Burk, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Cedar Falls, Waterloo and Northeast Iowa. The program is in preparation for the April 6 address by Jeffrey Berry of Tufts University, as part of "The Changing Face of Iowa" initiative of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences.
In anticipation of Stephen Greenblatt’s April 11 visit to UNI, the Hearst Lecture Series and University Book and Supply are sponsoring A Roundtable Discussion of Stephen Greenblatt’s "Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare," featuring Jay Lees, department of history, and Jesse Swan, English Language and Literature, Tuesday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. at University Book and Supply. This biography of William Shakespeare was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. For more information, contact Jim O’Loughlin at 3-2002.
On Tuesday, March 28, Dennis Naughton, instructor in entrepreneurship, attorney, and small business owner will speak on owning a small business, in CBB 3, from 5 to 6 p.m. Student entrepreneurs may also be present to speak on small business ownership. For more information, contact Brian Larking at email@example.com
"Sexuality and Social Justice," the second film in this month’s film series, will be shown at the CME (109 MAU) on Tuesday, March 28. "Image and Popular Culture," the final film, will be shown on Thursday, March 30. Showtimes are from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m.
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.
The Office of Sponsored Programs announces that the third in a monthly series of Brown Bag Lunches will be Thursday, March 30, from noon to 1 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. The topic will be: "Design Your Own Performance Assessment Committee: Creating an Evaluation Plan for Your Grants." RSVP to 3-3217 or to firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, April 3, Keith Kutz, an administrative specialist with the Iowa Energy Center, will discuss Iowa's energy resources in Latham Hall, Room 125. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/news/sustainableseries.htm
“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. http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/2006_Tournee_Films_UNI.htm
Wednesday, March 29, Anathalie Mukagasana, UNI Global Export program, 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.
President Robert Koob will discuss "Rethinking Science Education" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, in Lantz Auditorium (Room 137), McCollum Science Hall. As the United States strives to remain economically competitive in the knowledge-driven economy of the 21st century, Koob says we must rethink how we channel the natural curiosity of children as they progress through our schools, addressing the education of teachers for this task, particularly for the elementary- and middle-school grades. http://www.cns.uni.edu/SX/
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.
Brian Hynek, research associate at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will present "The latest research results from Mars" at 7 p.m. 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 data from the "Opportunity Rover."
NextFrame, a touring festival of International Student Film and Video is coming to UNI. The festival consists of narrative works from numerous countries and runs 88 minutes. The program is showing from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, March 30, and from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 31, in the CAC Room 108. NextFrame tours throughout the United States and around the world. The festival features animation, experimental, documentary and narrative work. NextFrame’s mission is to connect student filmmakers and provide screening opportunities for their work as well as offer audiences a glimpse of the next generation of filmmakers. For more information, contact Francesca Soans at 273-6309 or email@example.com
On Saturday, April 1, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity will host a 3-on-3 basktball tournament, beginning at 9 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Edison Elementary School. Additional information and registration are at http://www.iatheta.org
The UNI Biology Botanical Center will host an open house Sunday, April 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. Take a tour where the weather is always perfect. Contact the Botanical Center office, 273-2247 or the Botanical Center Manager, Billie.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Alpha Upsilon chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, a women's professional music service fraternity, and Jiva Salon & Spa will host the second annual Locks of Love event on Sunday, April 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 223 Main St., Cedar Falls. To donate, a ponytail/braid must be at least 10 inches long; hair should be clean and dry. Permed/color-treated hair is accepted. Monetary donations also are accepted. Mail to: SAI, 110 Russell Hall, UNI, Cedar Falls, IA 50613. A portion from any non-donation haircuts, other services, and Jiva product purchases also will go to Locks of Love. For more information, contact Megan Else at 222-4993.
"Assistive Technology & Adaptive Devices." April 3, 4-7 p.m., at the Department for the Blind, Black Hawk Village, Cedar Falls. At 5:30 p.m. Barb Weigel, Curtis Chong and Joe Weigel will speak about the Iowa Department for the Blind. At 6 p.m. Sue Hoey will speak about Covenant Health Systems' Occupational Therapy, Low Vision and Rehabilitation Program. Demonstrations and hands-on opportunities. A complete list of Project InSight programming is at http://www.uni.edu/museum
Jeffrey M. Berry, Tufts University, a leading national scholar on effective citizen participation, will speak at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 6, in the Commons' Slife Ballroom on "Finding the Community's Voice: Advocacy and Service in Contemporary Society." His address is part of "The Changing Face of Iowa" initiative of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, focusing on citizenship. A reception will follow. Several of his books have won awards from the American Political Science Association.
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.
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.
Theatre UNI is seeking volunteer ushers for eight performances of "In the Heart of America," April 13-15 and April 19-23, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Ushers receive a free ticket to the performance. For more information about the show, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre To volunteer, call the Strayer-Wood box office at 273-6381
ASPIRE Therapeutic Riding Program offers unique therapy through various horseback-riding techniques to individuals with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. Volunteers are needed for grant writing, fundraising, data entry and barn assistants. Evening classes start in April and will require volunteer leaders and side walkers. To find out how you can make a difference in someone's life, visit VolunteerUNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs
The KUNI Public Radio spring fund drive runs April 1 through April 10, and the station needs about 150 volunteers to answer incoming calls and record information. Shifts are available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and run two to three hours. Refreshments provided. To sign up, or for more information, contact Angela Vezdos at 273-6336 or email@example.com The KUNI studios are located on the third floor of the CAC. Visit http://www.kuniradio.org for more details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or call 273-3591.
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