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Monday, April 17, 2006

NEWS

SUBMIT EVALUATION FORMS FOR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES:

The deadline for evaluations is 5 p.m., Monday, April 17.
http://www.uni.edu/presidentialsearch/feedback.shtml

 
E-BILLS ARE DUE MAY 5:

However, if you want to register for summer '06 or fall '06 classes, your account must be current. You can pay by mail, at the Cashier's window upper-level Maucker Union from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the drop box located in Essentials in Maucker Union or in the Cashier's office in Campbell Dining.

 

SUPPORT KOOB ENDOWMENT FUND:

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 improve the community and UNI. The R.J. McElroy Trust has issued a challenge grant in support of the fund. Give today. Visit http://www.uni-foundation.org

 

ARTS IN APRIL:

UNI's spring celebration of the arts has begun. For a list of Arts in April events, visit http://www.uni.edu/artsinapril Posters and brochures are available through UM&PR at 126 East Bartlett, or 3-2761. This year's artwork, by John Heidersbach, is based on Johannes Vermeer's "The Allegory of Painting."

 

HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR MAJOR?:

We are conducting a study of students who change their major while at UNI. Your feedback is essential and will be used to help determine how UNI can best meet your needs. If you have ever changed your major while at UNI, visit MyUNIverse at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/portal/portHandler.cgi through April 24, and select the "Major Changers" survey in your announcements section. Contact kristin.moser@uni.edu with any questions.

 

UNIVERSITY SUMMER HOURS:

Beginning Monday, May 8, summer hours for university offices are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours will remain in effect through Friday, Aug. 11.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

GRANT SEEKING AND WRITING TIPS:

The Office of Sponsored Programs announces that the fourth in a monthly series of Brown Bag Lunches will be held Thursday, April 20, noon to 1 p.m., in Lang 115. The topic will be "Demystifying Money: Simplifying the Grant Budgeting Process." RSVP to 273-3217 or to osp@uni.edu

 
STUDY ABROAD IN TAIWAN THIS SUMMER:

Study at the Taiwan National Chengchi University in Taipei and learn Mandarin Chinese from July 1 through Aug. 31. Scholarship applications that cover tuition, fees, board and lodging are available. The basic requirements for this scholarship are: you must be a U.S. citizen and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The application is due April 21, along with two essays. Send scholarship application, two essays and passport photo to: Iowa Sister States, Taiwan Scholarship, 200 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50309. Stop by the UNI Study Abroad Center in 59 Baker Hall or call 273-7078 for more information.

 

SUCCESS WORKSHOP - PREPARING FOR FINAL EXAMS:

Two sessions of this free workshop are available: Monday, April 17, 3 to 4 p.m., in Sabin 311, and
Tuesday, April 18, 11 a.m. to noon, in Sabin 311. Please pre-register for one session by calling 273-2346. Sponsored by the Center for Academic Achievement and Student Support Services.

 

LOAN CONSOLIDATION WORKSHOPS:

Do you want to save money on your federal student loans? Federal interest rates are on the rise. Now is the time to consider consolidating your loans. The Office of Enrollment Services-Financial Aid will offer workshops to assist with the consolidation process. Visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid to register and learn more about consolidation.

 

LIBRARY COURTESY NOTICES:

The library will begin e-mailing courtesy notices to patrons a few days before their material must be returned or renewed. Courtesy notices will only be sent for material with a checkout period of one week or longer. Reserve books, study rooms, periodicals and youth books will not generate courtesy notices.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

UNI ICE HOCKEY CLUB MEETING:

The UNI Ice Hockey sport club is attempting to reactivate. There will be an informational meeting Monday, April 17, at 7 p.m., in the Maucker Union University Room North. If you cannot attend but are interested, e-mail Jeremy Kretz at jkretz@uni.edu for more information.

 

INTRAMURAL BENCH PRESS COMPETITION:

Women's and men's divisions. Registration will be at time of weigh-ins on Wednesday, April 19.
Weigh-ins are from 6 to 7 p.m. in WRC free weight Room 153. Competition starts at 7:05 p.m. Intramural T-shirt for each weight class winner. For more information, contact the IM office at 273-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL MEN'S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:

Open to students, faculty and staff. Saturday, April 22 (Rain date: Saturday, April 29) Registration is April 17 through April 19 in 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.

 

INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC ULTIMATE FRISBEE TOURNAMENT:

Open to students, faculty and staff. Sunday, April 23 (Time TBA) on WRC Intramural Fields. Only two club members per team. Entry forms are available Monday, April 10 in WRC Room 101. Registration is April 17 through April 19, in WRC Room 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.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

KUNI PRESENTS LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Claudia Russell will perform Monday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studio in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free. Claudia plays a style all her own: eclectic folk music with traces of all her musical loves -- blues, western swing, rock and country.

 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES:

The School of Music Spotlight Series presents University Singers and Women’s Chorus in concert with the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra performing Tuesday, April 18, in the GBPAC Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. Brad Barrett and Nicole Lamartine, conductors. For tickets call the GBPAC Box Office at 273-7469 (SHOW).

 

THEATRE UNI PERFORMANCE:

Theatre UNI will present Naomi Wallace's "In the Heart of America," a poetic drama of the search for truth in the confusion of war, directed by Cynthia Goatley. April 19-23 at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $12 for general public and free for UNI students. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 

ENSEMBLE RECITAL:

Percussion ensemble will perform with a special guest artist, Michael Austin, who will play the bodhran (Irish frame drum) in conjunction with the West African Drum ensemble Wednesday, April 19, in GBPAC Davis Hall, at 8 p.m. Randy Hogancamp, conductor.

 

KUNI PRESENTS DRUMS & TUBA AT THE REVERB:

KUNI 90.9 FM continues its concert series at The Reverb in Cedar Falls with Drums & Tuba on Wednesday, April 19. This New York-based trio tapped a variety of musical traditions and experimentation to forge its eclectic identity. Its most recent release is 2005's "Battles Olé." Showtime is 9 p.m. Admission is $8. Contact The Reverb at 319-277-4404 for ticket information.

 

ENSEMBLE CONCERT:

The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra presents Lovelock's "Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra" featuring Christian Anderson, trumpet winner, UNI Instrumental Concerto Competiton 2005-06, a Beethoven Overture and Brahms' "Symphony No. 1, Op. 68 in C minor." Thursday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in GBPAC Great Hall. Rebecca Burkhardt, director.

 

JAZZ BAND III AND COMBOS:

perform Jones' "Mean What You Say," Hagans' "Immediate Left," Duke Ellington and Irving Mills' "The Mooche and Mingus," "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" and other tunes. Friday, April 21, at 6 p.m. in Russell Hall Auditorium. Tony Brown and Jason Shadrick, conductors.

 

UNI VARSITY MEN'S GLEE CLUB:

On Friday, April 21, the School of Music Spotlight Series will present the UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club offering a program from its successful spring tour to England, Ireland and Wales, at 7:30 p.m. in GBPAC Great Hall. Brad Barrett, conductor. For tickets call the GBPAC box office at 273-7469 (SHOW).

 

GAELIC STORM AT GBPAC:

Saturday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.
Gaelic Storm is bringing its non-stop, high-intensity, power-packed show back to the Gallagher-Bluedorn. The ensemble continues to make headlines and dazzle audiences around the world long after its memorable appearance as the steerage band in James Cameron’s "Titanic." Show off your moves during this dance floor event.

 

EVENTS

ALPHA PHI OMEGA BLOOD DRIVE:

Alpha Phi Omega will host a blood drive Monday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Commons Slife Ballroom. All donors will receive a free T-shirt. To sign up for a time slot, visit http://www.bloodcenterofiowa.org click on "find a mobile drive," search by organization and enter "UNI." Please check the eligibility requirements on the Web site, as the requirements have changed. (For example, people who have been tattooed or pierced in Iowa or Wisconsin CAN donate blood.) Donate blood and save lives. Questions, e-mail Laura Johnson at ljjoo@uni.edu

 

EARTH DAY EVENTS:

Join in the UNI Earth Day Celebration on Tuesday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., outside Maucker Union. Increase your environmental awareness by visiting displays, joining in games and activities and participating in an Earth Day scavenger hunt. Thursday and Friday, April 20 and 21, tour UNI's power plant at 1:30 p.m. View the award-winning film, "America's Lost Landscapes: The Tallgrass Prairie," Thursday, April 20 in the CEEE’s auditorium at 7 p.m. Visit http://www.rrttc.uni.edu or call 273-3689 for more information.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

UNI softball vs. South Dakota State at 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 18 (doubleheader) at Panther Park.

UNI track & field will play host to the UNI Twilight at the Mark Messersmith Outdoor Track & Field Complex on Saturday, April 22. The field events start at 1 p.m. and the track events begin at 3 p.m.

 

RUSSIAN FILM VIEWING:

Join the Russian Club in viewing "Peculiarities of National Hunting" Tuesday, April 18, at 8 p.m. in Seerley 115. A Finn joins a Russian hunting party. His flamboyant companions include an army general, a police detective, a local forest ranger (a devotee of Zen Buddhism) and some big-city types from St. Petersburg. Inevitably, their good intentions give way to endless drinking, visits to local farm girls and grand comedy.

 

LAST LECTURE SERIES - FINAL SESSION:

The final session of The Last Lecture Series features Paul Rider, professor of chemistry, lecturing on "Human Arrogance," Tuesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Maucker Union, Old Central Ballrom B. Free snacks and beverages provided. Sponsored by Campus Activities Board.

 

KAPPA DELTA PI T-SHIRT SALE:

T-Shirts and other gifts will be available at the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society sale in the 2nd floor Schindler Lobby Tuesday and Wednesday, April 18 and 19, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit KDP Education and Service Projects.

 

FREE BIKE TUNE-UPS:

Europa Cycle and Ski will offer free bike tune-ups Tuesday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Maucker Union Plaza. Sponsored by Wellness and Recreation Services (WRS) in conjunction with the Earth Day Celebration at the same location. Also, bike helmets for sale by WRS from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

IMMIGRATION PANEL DISCUSSION:

Immigration will be the focal point of a panel discussion at the Center for Multicultural Education (109 MAU) on Tuesday, April 18, at 3:30 p.m. Visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/immigration_panel.htm for a list of invited speakers.

 

WOMEN'S STUDIES SENIOR SEMINAR:

The Women's Studies Senior Seminar students are sponsoring "This is what a feminist looks like," Wednesday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Maucker Union. Come be part of their video project and buy a T-shirt bearing the slogan. Shirts are $7 and all proceeds go to Seeds of Hope. For more information, contact Women's Studies 273-7102.

 

STUDENT NATURE SOCIETY SPRING PLANT SALE:

Wednesday, April 19, in the UNI Biology Botanical Center from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Herbs, tropical plants and flowers will be for sale ranging in price from $1 to $4. For more information, contact Billie Hemmer at billie.hemmer@uni.edu

 

SCIENCE EDUCATION DISCUSSION:

Jeff Weld, department of biology, will discuss "Crossing the Rubicon: Science Teaching and Learning 21st Century Style," April 20, 4 to 5:30 p.m., in MSH 103. This guided conversation will focus on research and innovation relevant to the teaching and learning of science at the college level, with a focus on opportunities, innovations and constraints in the science classrooms at UNI.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT WITH HALF-MASTED 3.2:

The final Thursdaze Movie Night will present the HALF-MASTED 3.2 comedy troupe at 8 p.m., followed by "Brokeback Mountain" at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Piazza Dining Center, located in Redeker Center. For more information, call 3-2683. Sponsored by Campus Activities Board.

 

BIBLE BEATER/BRA BURNER:

April 20 through 22, 7:30 p.m., in Lang 40. Written and directed by Jennifer Freitag. Seating is first come, first served. Mature content.

 

SCAVENGER HUNT :

Campus Activities Board is hosting 24 Hours of Sheer MADNESS Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22. Sign-up in the Student Involvement and Activities Center by noon Monday, April 17. Participate for a chance at $500 in prizes. This event is for UNI students only.

 

NO SHAME THEATER:

Friday, April 21 at 10 p.m. in CAC 108. For more information, e-mail chcarr@uni.edu or doug@dougshaw.com "No Shame Theatre" takes place every-other Friday at the same time.

 

FOURTH ANNUAL NMA GOLF OUTING:

The Northern Iowa Management Association is hosting its fourth annual golf outing Saturday, April 22, at 9 a.m., at Fox Ridge Golf Course. It is a four person best shot tournament that pairs UNI students with local business professionals. Great food and prizes. Cost is $25 per student for 18 holes of golf and a cart. Sign-up is in CBB 231. E-mail Tarek@uni.edu with questions.

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CAMOUFLAGE:

"Camouflage Art, Science and Popular Culture," is a one-day, interdisciplinary conference that explores the artistic, scientific, natural, military, psychological, magical, fashion-related and ironic aspects of concealment and deception. From 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 22, scores of artists, scientists and other scholars from throughout the world will present on concealment and deception, at UNI. The conference is free to UNI faculty, staff and students. To register, contact Roy Behrens at 273-2260 or ballast@netins.net For more information, visit http://www.cs.uni.edu/~wallingf/camouflage-conference

 

SUSTAINABILITY SERIES:

Tuesday, April 25, Glenn Cannon, Waverly Light & Power; Jim Krieg, Cedar Falls Utilities; and Peter Hamlin, MidAmerican Energy, will discuss future energy use and production in the Cedar Valley. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/news/sustainability_series/sustainableseries.htm

 

RUSSIAN FILM:

Join the Russian Club in viewing "The Hunt for Red October," Tuesday, April 25, at 8 p.m. in Seerley 115. Based on the best selling novel by Tom Clancy, this film tells the story of Captain Marko Ramius, the skipper of the Soviet Union's newest nuclear submarine. The story is an action packed techno-thriller.

 

SILENT AUCTION AND POETRY CELEBRATION:

The Community Organization class in the Social Work Department is sponsoring a silent auction and poetry celebration featuring Chillin, the Conscious Poet. This event will take place at Cottonwood Canyon located on 18th Street. The silent auction starts at 6:30 p.m., with performances at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26. All proceeds will be donated to Seeds of Hope to benefit women in domestic violence situations. For more information, e-mail kenzie@uni.edu

 

1920s BALL:

The Honors Student Advisory Board will host a 1920s-style ball in the Commons Ballroom, April 26, from 6 to 10 p.m. The evening includes free swing dance lessons (6 to 7 p.m.), jazz/swing dancing (7 to 8 p.m.) and 2006-style dancing (8 to 10 p.m.). There will be food, prizes, free gangster hats, card-playing and gambling with fake money. Dress is semi-formal. RSVP to wdenning@uni.edu

 

VOLUNTEER

IOWA STATE FAIR VOLUNTEERS:

Student groups are needed to work the UNI exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 10-20. This is a great opportunity to promote UNI and visit with families and prospective students. Volunteers will staff Panther Paw tattoo stations, network with alumni and friends and tell visitors about the value of UNI to Iowa. Volunteers will receive free admission to the fair and a complimentary UNI shirt. Volunteers are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. To volunteer or for more information, contact Rebecca Schultze at rebecca.schultze@uni.edu

 

CONVERSATION PARTNERS:

Learn about other cultures while you help students from other countries improve their knowledge of English, Iowa, and the United States. Spend one hour a week as a conversation partner for The Culture & Intensive English Program (CIEP). Each international student is matched with an American conversation partner. The partners meet for one hour each week to converse in English. International students improve their English and expand their understanding of American culture. The American participant benefits by developing greater cultural awareness and understanding. Apply at http://fp.uni.edu/ciep/


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