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Monday, April 30, 2007

NEWS:

2007-2008 PARKING PERMITS:

Order your 2007-2008 parking permit online and avoid waiting in line in August. See the "Current Announcements" link in MyUNIverse or go to the "Parking Permit Application" in the UNI forms repository. CP permits (preferred parking for selected residence hall students) are awarded by the Department of Residence. Students who are awarded the CP permit must come to the Department of Public Safety between Aug. 1 and Sept. 14 to purchase a CP permit. Those who have not purchased by Sept. 14 forfeit their permit to someone on the waiting list. Students needing fall permits for university apartments must come to the Department of Public Safety after Aug. 1 to purchase them. Current residents must bring in their plastic hang tags in order to receive the new one(s). For more information, call 273-2710.

 
SMOKING POLICY TO BE REVIEWED:

UNI has formed a Smoking Policy Review Committee to examine the current policy and gather input from students, faculty and staff. The committee will examine what, if anything, needs to be changed in the current policy. All UNI community members will be involved in and informed of the process.

Student committee members include Andrew Morse, Keenan Crow, Charles Michels, Eli Cochrane, Bart Upah, Angela Ross and Zenab Chowdhry. Faculty/staff members are Diane Depken, Michelle Swanson, Joe Wilson, Milissa Wright, Mona Milius, Dean Shoars, John Goossen, Kathy Green, Susan Reinart, Susan Baker and TBD from Faculty Senate. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, contact Andrew Morse, NISG president, at 273-2651.

 

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES NEWSLETTER:

This newsletter was created for UNI students in an effort to make all students more aware of disability issues and services provided at UNI. Visit http://www.uni.edu/disability/documents/May2007StudentNewsletter.pdf.

 

UNI WOMEN'S RUGBY:

The UNI Women's Rugby team finished this year as one of the top eight teams in the country. After beating Appalachian State in the first round of the Division 1 National Sweet 16 tournament, the team lost to UC Davis in the second round. There are 388 collegiate women's rugby teams in the country. This is the best finish in the UNI team's history. For more information, contact jennifer.murra@uni.edu.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES:

 

ROD LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS NOW AVAILABLE:

Rod Library has developed several digital collections that are available at http://cdm.lib.uni.edu/. There are four main sections: UNI Historical Collections, Cedar Valley and Iowa Historical Collections, UNI Research Papers and Selected Digitized Resources. Users can purchase high-quality copies of images such as photographs from Rod Library. For additional information, visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/archives/resources/electronic_reso/.

 

PANTHER PROWLER MY SPACE USER GUIDE:

Use your Panther Prowler My Space account to save citations to folders and more. For more information, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/gateway/myspaceguide.shtml. Call 273-2838 to ask questions about Panther Prowler My Space, to arrange for someone to demonstrate the product in your office or to schedule a presentation for a group.

 
EARN COLLEGE CREDIT AT IOWA'S LAKESIDE LABORATORY:

The Iowa Lakeside Lab, located in the Great Lakes region of northwest Iowa, provides the opportunity to "study nature in nature" and discuss environmental issues with like-minded professors and students. Month-long intensive credit courses involve field work at Iowa's oldest biological field station and the surrounding wetlands. Classes for graduate and undergraduate credit meet May 21 to Aug. 9. Course and enrollment information is available at http://www.continuetolearn.uiowa.edu/lakesidelab/ustudents. Students also may enroll through the UNI Office of the Registrar via MyUniverse. For more information, contact UNI Continuing Education at 273-5970 or continuinged@uni.edu.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT PROGRAMS OFFER CONVENIENCE AND FLEXIBILITY:

Now accepting enrollment for summer credit courses. Learn more at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/summer07. Don't forget about Guided Independent Study — students can enroll at any time, take up to nine months to complete a course and work at their own pace. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/gis.

 

JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

UPWARD BOUND MATH AND SCIENCE CENTER SUMMER EMPLOYMENT:

The Upward Bound Math and Science Center has two teaching assistant positions open in the areas of mathematics and physics. Teaching assistants work 15 to17 hours per week at the rate of $10 per hour. Applications can be accessed at http://www.uni.edu/eop/ubms/index.htm or by contacting Latricia Hylton at (319) 433-1261.

 

CME IS HIRING:

The CME is hiring office assistants, public relations interns, an accounting intern, VOICES newsletter editor, Web designer, mentors, program coordinator, caseworker and program assistants for the summer and 2007-08 academic term. Find out more at http://www.uni.edu, or pick up an application at the CME (MAU 109). Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call Lydia Roberts at 273-2250.

 

WELLNESS/REC

DE-STRESS DAYS:

Come enjoy free mini massages, pet Cedar Bend Humane Society animals, play Dance-Dance Revolution and walk the labyrinth from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, April 30, through Wednesday, May 2, in Maucker Union Ballroom. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 

MAY MASSAGE:

Ease into May-term with a massage. Licensed massage therapist Jackie Olberding will be administering massages Monday through Friday for the month of May in the Wellness Resource Lab, WRC 104. The cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Pay by u-bill, payroll deduct, cash or check. Call 273-6119 to set up an appointment. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 

HOURS:

LIBRARY HOURS FOR FINALS WEEK:

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

 

MAUCKER UNION HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/

 

CURRICULUM LIBRARY AND COMPUTER LAB HOURS:

From Monday, May 7, to Friday, June 1, IRTS' Curriculum Library and Computer Labs will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed weekends.

 

HEALTH BEAT SUMMER HOURS:

The Health Beat in Maucker Union will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, from May 7 through July 27. It will be closed on Memorial Day (May 28) and Independence Day (July 4). For more information, contact Kristy Leen at kristy.leen@uni.edu or 273-7167.

 

WRC HOURS FINALS WEEK/SUMMER HOURS:

During finals week, the WRC will be open during regular recreational hours through Wednesday, May 2. On Thursday, May 3, the WRC will close at 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, the WRC will be open from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The WRC will be closed Saturday, May 5. WRC summer hours begin Sunday, May 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. (family time all day). For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec and click on "WRC hours" or call 273-2391.

 

PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

ART EXHIBITION:

UNI Gallery of Art presents "B.F.A. Group Exhibition," which runs through May 5 and features the following participants: Levi Biel (printmaking), Luke Biel (drawing), Emily Chace (graphic design), Amanda Chan (graphic design) and Leah M. Mayer (ceramics). Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery.

 

CEDAR VALLEY DISCOVER DIVERSITY:

The Cedar Valley Discover Diversity group will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, May 14, at the UNI Museum, to discuss J. Fergus' novel "One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd" based on the 1875 Cheyenne Indian U.S. Government Treaty. All are welcome. You do not need to have read the book to attend. For more information, e-mail drjudy.beckman@cfu.net.

 

'DR. SEUSS WANTS YOU! POLITICAL CARTOONS OF WWII':

On display through May 20 at the University Museum. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/museum/.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Central Standard Time, a duo of singer-songwriters, will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, April 30, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

CELTIC MUSIC JAM SESSION:

The UNI Gaelic Club and UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers are sponsoring a Celtic Music Jam Session at 7 p.m., Friday, May 4, at Cottonwood Canyon. All musicians welcome. Some sheet music provided. Learn to play traditional Irish, Scottish, Welsh and American tunes. For more information call (319) 277-5115.

 

CREME DE LA CREME:

Creme de la Creme 7 is a showcase of outstanding Cedar Valley performers, performing in the Great Hall of the GBPAC at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 4. Presented by the Friends of the Gallagher-Bluedorn, Creme de la Creme 7 is a fundraiser for the GBPAC's upcoming 2007-2008 season. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $5 for youth (18 years and younger). For more information, call 273-SHOW or Henry W. Myrtle Gallery at 266-0168.

 

QUEEN IDA AND THE BON TEMPS ZYDECO BAND:

Have some fun at the GBPAC on Saturday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m with Queen Ida & the Bon Temps Zydeco Band. Celebrate with a Mardi Gras Ball as the lobby is transformed into a jazz club with live music. Wearing your best Mardi Gras mask and enjoy a traditional New Orleans-style meal. All the fun starts at 6 p.m.

Order tickets by calling 273-4TIX (4849) or toll-free (877) 549-SHOW (7469), visit the Gallagher-Bluedorn box office or order online at www.gbpac.com. When UNI students present their U-Card, tickets are $17.50, $16, $13.50, $11 and $7.50. Youth (18 years and younger) receive at 20 percent discount. $5 Rush tickets are available if the performance is not sold out on the day of the show.

 

MARTINA McBRIDE AND DIAMOND RIO IN McLEOD:

Martina McBride will perform live with Diamond Rio Wednesday, June 21, in McLeod Center. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, April 20. Tickets are available at the UNItix Box Offices in the UNI-Dome and GBPAC or by calling 273-4TIX. Tickets are also available through any Ticketmaster outlet, at http://ticketmaster.com or by calling 363-1888. Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster are subject to additional fees. A student discount is available at the UNItix Box Office. One discount per ID.

OTHER EVENTS

WINE & TULIPS:

The Friends of KUNI/KHKE present the 22nd Annual "Evening in Celebration of Wine & Tulips" and silent auction to benefit public radio in northeastern Iowa. This year’s celebration will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 5, at the Park Place Event Centre in Cedar Falls. A VIP pre-party starts at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance and are available online at http://kuniradio.org or by calling KUNI at 1-800-772-2440. Tickets are also available at Roots Market and Indulgence in Cedar Falls.

 

SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE WORKSHOPS:

Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, is offering a series of creative drama workshops for children this summer, including the annual summer fun production, Jungle Book. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre or call 273-6387.

 


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