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Monday, March 3
Planning will soon begin to replace UNI's aging Student Information System. This software system supports academics by meeting core functional needs like course registration, grade reporting, student recordkeeping, application for enrollment processing, financial aid awarding, student billing and degree auditing. A series of meetings, interviews and workshops will occur between now and mid April. These activities will lead to the development of a Web-based instrument through which interested members of the university community can assess our particular system needs. See http://www.uni.edu/sis/
The UNI Relay for Life committee is gearing up for its April 11-12 relay with fundraisers throughout March. When you eat at Fazoli's, 441 East Tower Park Drive in Waterloo, on a Monday in March, 10 percent of your total will benefit the UNI Relay for Life when you present a coupon from the UNI Relay for Life Web site. Eat at Cold Stone Creamery, 6421 University Ave. in Cedar Falls, from 6 to 9 p.m., Monday, March 31, and a portion of your purchase will benefit the UNI Relay for Life. For the Fazoli's coupon and more information on how you can get involved with the UNI Relay for Life, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/relayforlife.
Show your Panther spirit by giving to the student gift of 2008. This will provide UNI with Panther Path signs. Visit information tables from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, March 10, in Maucker Union and 1 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, in Schindler. Visit http://www.uni-foundation.org/studentgift to learn more about giving and joining the committee.
The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley is accepting nominations through March 14 for the 2008 Mayors’ Volunteer Awards and Top Teen Awards. The awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to service through volunteerism in the Cedar Valley. Nomination forms are available at http://www.vccv.org. For more information, contact the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at 272-2087 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hundreds of volunteers are needed to help run the USA Wrestling Folkstyle National Championships Wrestling Tournament April 4-6 in the UNI-Dome. Jobs include scorekeeper, clock operator, runner and taper. No experience necessary. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
Did you receive a letter inviting you to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)? If so, look for the survey in your UNI e-mail and take time to respond. Completing the survey gives you an opportunity to share your experiences as a student at UNI and enters your name into a drawing for prizes. For more information on NSSE and the prize drawing for participants, visit http://www.uni.edu/assessment/studentinformation.shtml.
Applications for membership on the Undergraduate Teacher Education Advisory Council are due by 4 p.m., Thursday, March 13, in SEC 159A. Description of membership and eligibility are found at http://www.uni.edu/teached/students/utesac.shtml.
To view the March newletter, visit http://www.uni.edu/disability/current/StudentNewsletter.shtml.
Prexy's, Chats and Essentials are celebrating Customer Appreciation Week Monday through Friday, March 3 - 7. Start things off with a free "mocktail" from Prexy's Tiki Bar from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, March 3. Enjoy games, food specials, discounts and prizes each day in all locations. Essentials specials include: 50-cent bags of popcorn all week; $6 UNI T-shirts while quantities last; a drawing for an Essentials package to be given away Friday, March 7; and free ice cream sandwiches from Wells Blue Bunny from 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, March 4 and 5, while quantities last.
Outgoing, energetic and enthusiastic students are invited to apply for Career Services Peer Advisor positions for 2008-09. Assist students through resume critiques, mock interviews, outreach and workshop presentations. No experience needed, training program provided. Peers are paid $8 per hour and work 10 hours per week. Applications are available at http://www.uni.edu/careerservices and are due by March 17.
Ten UNI leaders are needed to attend the 2008 LeaderShape Institute May 29 through June 3. To learn more, attend an information session at 9 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B; at noon, Friday, March 7, in the Maucker Union College Eye; or at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, in the Maucker Union College Eye. Hear from students who attended last year and learn how to improve your leadership skills. For more information, contact Jeff Ramsey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you know of students who are deserving of recognition? If so, nominate them for one of the Student Leadership Awards. Applications are now available and can be found at http://www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter or in the Student Involvement and Activities Center upstairs in Maucker Union. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Friday, March 28.
The Spring Career Fair was postponed due to severe weather. The Spring Career Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, in the UNI-Dome. More than 125 employers will talk with students/alumni about internships and full-time jobs. More than 20 employers will participate in the Interview Day on Thursday, March 13. For a list of employers and the majors they're seeking, visit http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/events/career/careerfair/spring.html. Sponsored by UNI Career Services, 214 East Bartlett, 3-6857.
During normal university work days, the chat service is staffed by trained student consultants and permanent employees and is an excellent resource for any computing inquiries. If the consultant cannot assist you, she or he will refer your call to someone with the appropriate expertise who will subsequently contact you to assist you. Password resets are not performed via this service. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/ccc/chat.
$1,000 UNI Child Care Grants are available to both undergraduate and graduate students for the 2008-09 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. File 2008-09 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by mid March. Application instructions are available at http://www.uni.edu/finaid. The deadline is April 1.
Apply now to attend the Seeking Alliances through Leadership And Diversity UNI Student Leadership Summit Saturday, March 29 in Maucker Union. Applications are now being accepted for all students. To apply, visit http://www.uni.edu.leadershipcenter. Applications are due March 7, and can be dropped off at the Student Involvement and Activities Center (upper level of Maucker Union).
A six-week internship in London in any discipline is being offered with residential or homestay housing, meal stipend, insurance and some cultural activities. Application deadline is March 19. For more information, contact Study Abroad Office: 59 Baker Hall, 273-7078, e-mail: email@example.com.
The Gilman International Scholarship is accepting applications from students participating in study abroad programs during fall 2008 or the academic year 2008-09. Award recipients will receive up to $5,000. The deadline is April 15. Apply at http://www.iie.org/gilman. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office (Baker 59) at 273-7078 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete your summer or fall 2008 Global Campus application by March 11 and save $500. CEA programs in Paris, Florence, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid and Seville. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office (Baker 59) at 273-7078 or email@example.com.
AIFS International Scholarship has a deadline of March 15 for summer program applicants. for summer, Students studying in Cusco, Peru this summer will receive free airfare, and for fall semester, students going to Paris will receive free airfare. For more information contact the Study Abroad Office (Baker 59) at 273-7078 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who have had to work hard to overcome difficult circumstances to pursue their education should consider applying for the 2008-09 Carver Scholarship. Twenty new UNI recipients will be selected to receive a $5,200 award. Selection based on: junior by fall 2008; minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA; currently enrolled as a sophomore at a participating four-year institution or one of Iowa's community colleges; U.S. citizen; graduated from an accredited Iowa high school or have been a resident of Iowa for the past five years; and demonstrate financial need by filing a 2008-09 FAFSA by mid March. Apply through the Carver Trust at https://www.carvertrust.org/ and click on the Scholarship tab.
The deadline for applications for the Dr. Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership is Monday, March 3. This $2,500, one year scholarship is named for Follon, who served as vice president for educational and student services at UNI from 1985-1998. Information about the scholarship and application materials are available at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/scholarship/SueFollon.pdf.
A town hall meeting is planned for 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. The purpose is to discuss the university’s reaccreditation process, the Voluntary System of Accountability, and the Foundations of Excellence program. President Allen, Provost Lubker, and Associate Provost Bev Kopper will facilitate this meeting. Open to all students, faculty and staff.
AID will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, March 7, in the SHC’s large conference room. Mike Williams from the Division of Persons with Disabilities will discuss the upcoming College Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities. For more information about the organization or the speaker, e-mail Ashley at email@example.com.
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):
UNI Circle K is sponsoring a paper-products drive for the Cedar Valley Friends of the Family women's shelter Monday, March 3, through Monday, March 10. Needed items include paper towels, napkins, feminine products, plastic bags, kleenex, toliet paper, etc. Drop-off locations include all residence hall offices. Donations also can be dropped off from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, through Thursday, March 6, at an information table in Maucker Union. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elementary-aged students will design a treasure map, plan a city, go orienteering and learn about geographical concepts from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 8, at the University Museum. $10/Friends members, $12/non-members. RSVP by March 4. For more information, call 273-2188 or visit http://www.uni.edu/museum.
The UNI Speech and Debate teams' spring showcase will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, March 10, in Lang Hall 40. Students who have qualified to compete in the national tournaments will perform their events, including persuasive speaking, after-dinner speaking, poetry interpretation and dramatic interpretation. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Cate Palczewski at 273-2714.
"Women’s Art, Women’s Vision." Join the Women's and Gender Studies Program and other programs across campus for a series of events celebrating women’s creative pursuits, from writing to composing to performance. A printable calendar of events can be found at http://www.uni.edu/womenstudies.
Bowling for Breasts will take place from 6 p.m. to midnight, Friday, April 4, at Valley Park Lanes in Cedar Falls. For only $6 you will receive two games of bowling, shoes, and a T-shirt. Win prizes by being one of the top bowlers and by playing Deal or No Deal. Educate yourself and your friends about breast cancer. Proceeds will go to support young women with breast cancer. Pick up registration forms in any Residence Hall office and around campus. Registration forms are due Saturday, March 15.
Fight cancer and have some fun during UNI's Relay for Life. The relay runs from 6 p.m., Friday, April 11, until 6 a.m., Saturday, April 12, in the UNI-Dome. Events include a survivor's walk, luminary ceremony, silent auction, Texas Hold'em tournament and entertainment all night long. This year's committee has set a fundraising goal of $100,000. To register a team, donate or get more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/relayforlife.
Fingerstyle master Richard Gilewitz will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, March 3, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
The UNI Percussion and West African Drum Ensembles will offer a spring concert under the direction of guest percussion instructor Ryan Frost at 8 p.m., Monday, March 3, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Join UNI alumna and actress Mary Tharp Booty for a performance of "Sisterhood of Spies" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, Strayer-Wood Theater 001. The show is based on the book by Elizabeth McIntosh, which tells the story of women secret agents of the Office of Strategic Services (the precursor to the CIA) during WWII, a group that included Julia Child and Marlena Dietrich. Sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies and the Department of Theatre.
Visiting artists Leone Buyse, flute, and Michael Webster, clarinet, will offer a recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, at 8 p.m., in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Buyse spent 22 years as principle flutist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and is currently serving as professor of flute at Rice University, while Webster was formerly principle clarinetist for both the Rochester Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony and currently serves as professor of clarinet at Rice University. This event is free and open to the public.
AXIS Dance Company will present a movement masterclass from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, and a lecture demonstration at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, March 6. AXIS Dance Company has created work developed by dancers with and without disabilities, focusing on "physically integrated dance." For more information, visit http://www.gbpac.com/season/artists/axis.shtml.
The Northern Iowa Wind Symphony and UNI New Horizons Band will offer a shared concert on Wednesday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m., in the GBPAC Great Hall. The Wind Symphony will appear under the direction of Ronald Johnson, UNI School of Music professor and conductor, while the New Horizons Band will be led by Diana Blake. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI School of Music and Women's and Gender Studies program will offer a concert of music by women composers in a wide variety of styles in celebration of Women's History month at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 6, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the performance.
The UNI Student Theatre Association (UNISTA) presents its Second Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival. Come see 12 plays in one evening. This year's plays were submitted from UNI students, professors and playwrights from across the nation. Each play is directed and produced by UNI students. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8, and 2 p.m., Sunday, March 9. All performances will take place in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $5. For more information, Joshua J. Mullady, UNISTA president, at email@example.com.
Since 1987, AXIS Dance Company has created an exciting body of work developed by dancers with and without disabilities. They are at the forefront of an inclusive dance form called "physically integrated dance." UNI students receive a 50-percent discount with a valid student ID, or can purchase $5 student rush tickets the day of the show. For tickets, or for more information, call 273-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.
Noted recording artist, chamber music collaborator and concerto soloist Helen Callus, viola, will offer a recital at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 8, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artists University of Kansas New Music Ensemble will offer a recital at 6 p.m., Monday, March 10, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professors and conductors Dyan Meyer and S. Daniel Galyen, the UNI Concert Chorale and Symphonic Band will offer a shared concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 10, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Regina Mushabac, cello, will offer a recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Having studied at Juilliard and Indiana University and performed extensively throughout the United States and the world, Mushabac currently serves as professor of cello at Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music. This event is free and open to the public.
The Department of Earth Science presents William Gallus, professor of meteorology, Iowa State University, at 4 p.m., Monday, March 3, in LAT 125. He will discuss "Toward an Improved Understanding of Severe Weather Risk." A tornado simulator at ISU will also be reviewed. All are invited.
NextFrame, a touring festival of international student film and video, is coming to UNI at 7 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, March 5 and 6, in the Kamerick Arts Building, Room 111. The festival is sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies, Electronic Media Division. For more information, contact Francesca Soans, assistant professor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-6309.
Come check out the blockbuster "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Starring Nicolas Cage, Justin Bartha, and Diane Kruger. Treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates looks to discover the truth behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, by uncovering the mystery within the 18 pages missing from assassin John Wilkes Booth's diary. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
Ronald J. Berger, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, will discuss "Surviving the Holocaust: One Family’s Story," a gripping account of two Jewish brothers from Poland, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, in SRL 115. This lecture is presented under the auspices of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology and the UNI Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program. A book signing and reception will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kent Sandstrom at email@example.com or 273-2786.
Steve Hendrix, Biological Sciences, University of Iowa, will discuss "Community Ecology of Solitary Bees in Fragmented Tallgrass Prairie Landscape" at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center, Room 9. This discussion is an overview of bee diversity of tallgrass prairie ecosystems, with a focus on the effect that landscape fragmentation has had on this diversity, and is third in a series of seminars on natural resource research and management. Sponsored by the Tallgrass Prairie Center. For more information, contact Ryan Welch at 273-3828 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ronald J. Berger, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, will discuss "Agency, Structure, and the Final Solution to the 'Jewish Problem': A Life History of Two Brothers’ Survival" at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, March 6, in SAB 102. The talk considers the question of Jewish survival of the Holocaust in response to the emergence and implementation of Nazi solutions to the "Jewish Problem." A book signing and reception will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kent Sandstrom at email@example.com or 273-2786.
Kemal E. Argon, University of Exeter (U.K), will discuss "Building Bridges Between Faiths: Muslim-Christian Dialogue," at 7 p.m., Monday, March 10, in Seerley 115. Co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy & Religion and the Iowa Dialog Center. Free and open to the public.
Craig Johnson, executive director, Iowa Academy of Science, and owner of Weather Briefing, L.C., will discuss weather satellite images and their use at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 13, at the University Museum. http://www.uni.edu/museum
Explore the depths of the planet's oceans and discover some of this mysterious world's most spectacular species at 1:30 and 3 p.m., Saturday, March 15, at the University Museum. One in a series of programs presented in conjunction with the Smithsonian's Earth from Space exhibit now on display. http://www.uni.edu/museum
The fifth Student Leadership Center Workshop will take place at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B. This session will be presented by Rachael Kueter and Katie Hefel, two UNI alums who work for the Target Corporation. Through this interactive workshop, you will learn: changes in corporate leadership, qualities of an effective leader, definitions of qualities that companies look for, and ways to improve your leadership qualities and how to display them on your resume.
This workshop will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, March 6, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required. Call 273-JPEC or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The inaugural campus-wide Graduate Student Research Symposium will take place from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, April 7, in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. All graduate students are invited to present as are December 2007 graduates. Poster presentations, oral presentations, artwork and musical performances will be showcased. Additional details, including the submission form, due on Friday, March 7, are available at http://www.grad.uni.edu.
Sign up now for the "Protect Your Balls" dodgeball tournament on Saturday, March 8 in the WRC. The triple-elimination tournament runs from noon to 6 p.m. Registration for a six-person team is $10 per person and includes a "Protect Your Balls" T-shirt. To register, e-mail Britney Murphy at email@example.com, or register at noon the day of the tournament. Limited to the first 12 teams. All proceeds benefit the UNI Relay for Life.
The BAC Zone Card is personalized based on gender and weight, laminated, easy to use, and nicely fits into your wallet. If you drink, think back to a recent drinking experience. Were you in your green zone? What could you have done differently to have stayed in the green zone? Order a card to find out what the green zone is. If you're of legal age and choose to drink, responsibility and moderation are the key. To request your personalized card, visit http://www.uni.edu/subabuse/ and click on the BAC logo. Sponsored by University Health Services.
Intramural tennis and racquetball doubles: men and women’s pool play with single elimination championship. Registration will take place Monday, March 3 through Wednesday, March 5, in the WRC Office, Room 101.
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