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Monday, March 24

NEWS:

BEWARE OF SCAM SOLICITING E-MAIL ACCOUNT INFORMATION:

UNI's ITS-Network Services has been contacted about a new e-mail phishing scam targeting educational institutions. The e-mail asks users to verify their UNI e-mail account information by replying to the e-mail with their e-mail username, e-mail password and other personal information. It also warns that if the account owner refuses to update his or her account information within seven days, he or she will lose the account permanently.
UNI will NEVER request such information for users via e-mail. Never share a password for any system with anyone.
If you have replied to such an e-mail, contact Viviana Dragu as soon as possible at viviana.dragu@uni.edu or 3-3862, as your account may have been compromised. For more information and an example of this scam, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/phishing.htm

 

SUMMER CAPSTONE:

There are a variety of Capstone Experience Courses offered this summer, including
010:159:26 - Living in our Techno-Social World
410:160:80 - Community and Public Health
650:159:80 - Money, Sex and Power
Check the list of Capstone courses on page 22 of the printed summer schedule of classes. http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/lac/.

 

NEW SUMMER COURSE ON GENOCIDE SATISFIES LIBERAL ARTS CORE:

010:159 Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Genocide: Case Studies will be held on campus from 8 a.m. to noon, July 7–31. The class will feature a variety of activities, including lectures, open discussion, structured student-centered discussion tasks, guest presentations, and viewing of films and Web sites. This three-credit course satisfies the Category 6 Capstone Experience of the Liberal Arts Core. Download the flyer at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/summer08/genocide.pdf

 

VISITING CRIMINOLOGY SCHOLAR:

Through April 19 Michael Bohlander, professor of law and co-director of the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at Durham University in the UK, is visiting the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology. He will conduct research into collateral civilian damage in armed conflicts and the alternative of targeting regime elites, as well as collaborate with members of the department in their teaching and research. His office is Baker Hall 311, ext. 3-2280.

 

DIRECTOR OF DINING CANDIDATES ON CAMPUS:

The campus community is invited to meet candidates for the Director of Dining Services at open forums during candidates’ interview visits: Carol Fletcher on Wednesday, March 26, 1-2 p.m., Piazza meeting room, Redeker and Thursday, March 27, 10:45-11:45 a.m., Georgian Lounge, Commons; Andrelino Cardoso on Thursday, March 27, 1-2 p.m., Piazza meeting room, Redeker, and Friday, March 28, 10:45-11:45 a.m., Georgian Lounge, Commons; Carol Petersen on Monday, March 31, 1-2 p.m., Piazza meeting room, Redeker, and Tuesday, April 1, 10:45-11:45 a.m., Georgian Lounge, Commons; Jill Irvin on Thursday, April 3, 1-2 p.m., Piazza meeting room, Redeker, and Friday, April 4, 10:45-11:45 a.m., Georgian Lounge, Commons.

 
THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE ARTS IN IOWA:

A study conducted for the Iowa Arts Council by Sustainable Tourism and Environmental Program (STEP) and the Recreation Research & Service (R2S) at UNI has released its report on the economic impact of the arts in Iowa. More than $347 million of direct and indirect economic impact and creation of 3,480 jobs is due to the arts in and around the six targeted counties of Black Hawk, Wapello, Winneshiek, Woodbury, Montgomery and Pottawattamie. The study was designed to test and demonstrate a model for identifying the economic impacts of the arts and arts organizations in Iowa. As a test case, six counties (and 31 adjacent counties) were selected for initial study. The full study can be viewed at http://www.iowaartscouncil.org/publications_&_resources/reports.shtml. For more information, contact Sam Lankford at 3-6840 or sam.lankford@uni.edu.

 

 

CELEBRATE NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH WITH FREE FOOD SAMPLES:

Taste a variety of healthy food choices at Prexy's in Maucker Union. Different food vendors will offer samples from Monday, March 24 - Friday, March 28, from 10:30 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m. Stop by each day to try something new.

 

VOLUNTEER USHERS NEEDED FOR DEATH OF A SALESMAN:

Theatre UNI is seeking volunteer ushers for "Death of a Salesman," April 11 through 20, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Ushers receive a free ticket to the performance. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre or call 273-6381.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Exceptional Persons, Inc. is seeking volunteers for the annual Up With Families Weekend April 12-13. This event provides families who have a child with disabilities a fun-filled weekend. If interested in volunteering for this experience or learning about other volunteer experiences, contact the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at VolunteerUNI@vccv.org.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

CO-OP POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

Twenty on-campus co-op positions will be available for the 2008-2009 school year. Positions are for two semesters, 14 hours per week. Pay is $8 an hour (total $3,400). For application process go to: http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/co-op/ (see "Student Guidelines for Applying" link). Application deadline is April 6. Requires resume uploaded into UNI CareerLink. For more information, call 273-6041.

 

TUTOR-MENTORS NEEDED FOR SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM:

The Upward Bound Math and Science Center is looking for students to be tutor-mentors for the seven-week Summer Enrichment Program. Applicants should have a strong math and science background including the ability to tutor students in upper level math and science courses; be able to enforce rules; be able to relate to high school students. Former TRIO participants are given first priority. No other outside activities are possible during time of employment. Salaries vary from $2,500-$3,000. Visit http://www.uni.edu/eop/ubms for an application and job description. For more information, contact Latricia Hylton at (319) 433-1261 or latricia.hylton@uni.edu.

 

PRACTICUM FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION OR COACHING ENDORSEMENT:

The Upward Bound Math and Science Program is looking for a physical education or exercise science major who needs to complete a practicum for endorsement. This person is needed to develop and implement a physical education and nutrition program for 50 high school students. For more information, contact Latricia Hylton at (319) 433-1261 or latricia.hylton@uni.edu.

 

MAJOR MEETINGS SCHEDULED:

Academic departments will host pre-registration major meetings, at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 2. New freshmen and students interested in changing majors should attend to receive advice on guidelines for majors, and procedures to schedule for fall classes. Students may declare a major at the meeting. For meeting locations visit
http://www.uni.edu/advising/event/majormtg/majormt_sp.pdf

 

THE XY FACTOR: GENDER COMMUNICATION IN THE WORKPLACE:

Improving understanding of gender-related communication in the workplace is the focus of this fifth program in a series of "Insights for Effectiveness" programs sponsored by the Division of Educational and Student Services. All university faculty, staff and ESS student employees are asked to register by Friday, April 4 at http://www.uni.edu/admissions/insights/

 

THE KOOB FUND INFORMATION SESSIONS:

The Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement Scholarship applications are due April 1. Information sessions will take place at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, in the Maucker Union Purple Pen room. Learn more about applying, what the selection committee is looking for and how to write and complete the application process. Scholarship information can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/outreach/index.shtml. For more information, contact Juli Gassman at 273-2264 or gassman@uni.edu.

 

NISG ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2008-09:

The Northern Iowa Student Government is seeking loyal, motivated, results-oriented students with plenty of free time to fill the following positions in the Executive Branch: directors of administration, public relations, and diversity and student life; webmaster; office manager; and recording secretary. Positions in the Executive Cabinet are: chief of staff and directors of the following areas: diversity affairs, residence hall relations, external relations, Greek affairs - interfraternity, Greek affairs - pan-hellenic, campus safety, environmental affairs, and academic affairs. Applications are due by noon, Wednesday, March 26. Apply at
http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/govt/nisg_position.htm.

 

STUDENT ADMISSIONS AMBASSADORS (SAA) APPLICATIONS:

Members of UNI Student Admissions Ambassadors (SAA) serve UNI by volunteering to give campus tours, sitting on student panels and participating in special university events. All students interested in applying to become an ambassador must have a GPA of at least 3.0, Panther pride, and an enthusiasm for service. Applications are due Friday, March 28 and can be directed to Deb Gray in the Admissions Office. Students may also send applications to admissions@uni.edu. Forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/admissions/saa/index.html (click on the membership tab, then click application). For more information, contact Nick Hanson at nhanson@uni.edu or Haylie Davis at haylie@uni.edu.

 

GRADUATE ASSISTANT POSITION:

A graduate assistant position is available at the Center for Multicultural Education for fall of 2008 and spring of 2009. Includes tuition scholarship and stipend. Graduate students interested in interviewing should contact Michael Blackwell, director for multicultural education, at michael.blackwell@uni.edu or 273-2250. For a job description, visit http://www.uni.edu/coe/elcpe/postsecondaryed/financialsupport/gradassistantships.shtml.

 

THIRD ANNUAL HIGHER ED DIVERSITY SUMMIT:

"Campus/Community Collaborations" will take place in Dubuque, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 15. See how higher education and the public and private sector can collaborate on issues of diversity and inclusion. For more information, or to register, visit www.iowadiversitysummit.com

 

 

MEETINGS:

CEO MEETING:

Emily Boyd of Northwestern Mutual will present "Money Maladies - The Disconnect Between Americans and Smart Money Habits" from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, in BCS 30. A business meeting and election of '08-'09 officers will be held afterwards. Call 273-JPEC for details or contact Laurie Watje, laurie.watje@uni.edu or 273-2020.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

FREE JIM WAND APPEARANCE:

Need something to do this weekend? Come see hypnotist Jim Wand at 9 p.m., Friday, March 28 in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Enjoy free food and fun with friends.

 

NO SHAME THEATER:

Open mic night meets improv comedy meets poetry slam meets juggling meets Your Mom jokes at 10 p.m., Friday, March 28, in CAC 108. Any type of expression is welcome. The rules to perform are: all pieces must be original and scripted; pieces may not exceed five minutes; and no piece may harm the space or its occupants. Performers should show up at 9:30 p.m. to sign up. Free. E-mail: noshamecf@gmail.com.

 

DESIGN SHOW:

The 16th Annual Textile and Apparel Fashion Design Show will take place at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 29, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Admission is free with general seating. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

 

A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.:

The CME will commemorate the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s death at noon, Friday, April 4. A procession will travel from the CME to the Campanile. Music will be played on the Campanile carillon by Kui-Im Lee. Vocals led by the UNI George Walker Society. Followed by a recording of a Dr. King speech and closed by a moment of silence. Sponsored by the CME. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme, or e-mail bbg10@uni.edu.


PANTHER COLORGUARD AUDITIONS:

Audition for the 2008 Panther Marching Band Colorguard from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 5 in the West Gym. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/music/marchingband/colorguard.html or e-mail amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.

 

COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS' IOWA CONFERENCE 2008:

This day-long conference on April 4 in Iowa City is only for Iowa college students. Listen to Tom Bedell, CEO of Pure Fishing and Jim Foster of Iowa Barnstormers and inventor of Arena Football League. Attend breakouts on starting and running a small business. Advance registration required and transportation provided. UNI JPEC covers the costs for students. Register at http://www.jpec.org/ceic2008.htm. For more information, e-mail jpec@uni.edu or call 3-JPEC. Deadline to register via Web site is March 28. http://www.jpec.org/ceic2008.htm.

 

COMMON GROUND:

Common Ground, a special program on religious diversity, will take place in the Maucker Union's Old Central Ballroom from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday, April 6. Student leaders are encouraged to attend. Free refreshments from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Inclusive Communities Team of the Department of Residence.

 

WORLD FAIR:

Do you have a unique culture you want to share with the world? Interested in learning about other parts of the world? Enjoy free food samples and entertainment at the World Fair from 4 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 18, at the Amvets. Get involved by sharing a country or cultural display, share an ethnic food dish, and entertain with your cultural talents. The World Fair is hosted by Over the Rainbow, a non-profit in the Cedar Valley, and UNI American Humanics. Admission is free and open to children and adults. For more information, e-mail Taylor at tschaa@uni.edu.

 

O.A.R. LIVE IN CONCERT:

O.A.R. live in concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 21, in McLeod Center with special guests Parker House and Theory, and The Nadas. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets on sale at all UNItix locations or charge by phone at 273-4849 or online at www.uni.edu/tickets. Tickets for UNI Students are $25 each and $30 for the public.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The brother-and-sister duo Denyce & Scott Gallagher will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, March 24 in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: DUO CONTOUR:

Featuring American percussionist Lee Ferguson and English trumpeter Stephen Altoft, visiting artists duo Contour will offer a recital of new music at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 
HALF-MASTED 3.2 COMEDY TROUPE TO PERFORM:

Half-Masted 3.2, UNI’s comedy improv troupe will perform at the Interpreter’s Theater in Lang Hall at 7:30 p.m., March 27, 28 and 29, with a family-friendly matinee show at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 29. All shows are free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged. Please call Doug Shaw at 273-6805 to reserve seats.

 

COMBINED STUDIO VOICE RECITAL:

The UNI School of Music voice division will present a combined studio recital at 6 p.m., Friday, March 28, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH: 'FEFU AND HER FRIENDS':

"Fefu and Her Friends," by Maria Irene Fornes , will be shown at 7 p.m., Monday, March 31, in the CAC 108. Directed by Cynthia Goatley and Crystal Schneider, UNI Department of Theatre. This interactive three-stage play centers around eight women who meet to rehearse a theater education project and by the end of the evening, tragedy strikes. Sponsored by Department of Theatre and Women's & Gender Studies.

 

THE 5 BROWNS: 7:30 P.M., SATURDAY, MARCH 29:

The 5 Browns, a youthful, all-American quintet of brothers and sisters, will perform Saturday, March 29 at the GBPAC. These virtuoso concert pianists swept the classical world in 2005 with the release of their self-titled first recording and are introducing classical music to a wide audience. For tickets or more information call 3-4TIX or visit www.gbpac.com. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount with a valid student ID, or can purchase $5 student rush tickets to select performances that are not sold out on the day of the show.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: PERFORMANCE COMPETITION FINALS:

The UNI School of Music will present a showcase featuring talented student finalists at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 31, in Great Hall, GBPAC. Students will compete for the Presser Foundation Award, the Charles and Marleta Matheson Award, the Myron and Ruth Russell Award and the People's Choice Award. A reception and awards presentation will follow the performance. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

 

GUEST ARTIST PIANO RECITAL:

On Tuesday, April 1 at 8 p.m. in Davis Hall, GBPAC, visiting artist Toby Koenigsberg, piano, will offer a recital. Koenigsberg, a graduate of Eastman School of Music, serves as professor of piano and associate director of jazz studies at the University of Oregon. This event is free and open to the public.

 

PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION:

The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition will run from Monday, March 24 through April 20. The exhibition is a competition showcasing outstanding recent artwork by undergraduate and graduate students in the UNI Department of Art. The juror for this year's exhibition is Sabina Ott, professor of fine art at Columbia College, Chicago. The awards ceremony will take place at 7 p.m., Monday, March 24, in the KAB Art Auditorium. A reception will follow.

 

HOLLYWOOD COMES TO UNI:

Grammy-nominated music producer Jim Linahon and music video and Hollywood film director Daniel Carrey will speak at UNI at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Their talk is titled "It's Nuts: Work and Life in Hollywood." The event is free and open to the public.

 

SAVE THE DATE: SERVICE SPEAKS:

Save the date for the second customer service presentation, "Spirit of Service," by Holly Stiel. Presentations will take place at 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Wednesday March 26, and at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 27. All will take place in Maucker Union. Stiel will share what you can do to remain motivated when you have customers who push your buttons and break your spirit. To RSVP, or for more information, call 273-6899.

 

NATURAL RESOURCE RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT SEMINAR:

Diane Debinski, Iowa State University, will discuss "Butterfly Communities in Remnant and Reconstructed Prairies" at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center, Room 9. Debinski will examine the remnant plant and insect communities that remain in highly fragmented prairie landscapes and the development of an understanding of how restoration can best be achieved. Her research addresses questions at the local and landscape level as well as at the individual species and community level. This presentation is last in a series of seminars on natural resource research and management. Sponsored by the Tallgrass Prairie Center. For more information, contact Ryan Welch at 3-3828 or rwelch@uni.edu.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

Barbara Cutter, associate professor of history, will present "The Female Indian Killer: The Memorialization of Hannah Duston and the Feminization of American Violence" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, in SRL 115. The event is free and open to the public.

 

CME LECTURE-DEMONSTRATION AND EXHIBIT:

The CME is celebrating Cesar Chavez' birthday Wednesday, March 26. A lecture and demonstration will be led by artist and UNI graduate Jose Guajardo titled "Interpretations of Murals & Aesthetics in Society," from noon to 1 p.m. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, a reception and dedication of a four-panel wall-sized piece by Guajardo, commissioned by the CME, will be held. The panels focus on the historical experience of Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans and In conjunction with the dedication, an exhibition of Guajardo's works, "Aesthetically Me," dealing mainly with the Chicano experience, will be on display from Wednesday evening through Friday afternoon.

 

GeoTREE CENTER AT UNI:

Ramanathan Sugumaran, Department of Geography and GeoTREE Center Director, will discuss the center's use of remote sensing data at 7 p.m., March 27, 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

 

MEDIA LEADERSHIP PANEL:

The "Leaders on Leadership" panel on media leadership will be from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, March 27, in Room 252 of the Schindler Education Center. Panelists are Anelia K. Dimitrova, executive regional editor of the Cedar Falls Times; Julie Kraft, television consultant for Frank N. Magid Associates; Michael Muhammad, CEO of KBOL radio station; and Nancy Raffensperger Newhoff, editor of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault 273-6898 or Margaret Corson 273-2332.

 

BBC PLANET EARTH FILM SERIES 'ICE WORLDS':

Venture to the poles of our planet and find the harshest wild lands, where seasonal change is extreme at 1:30 and 3 p.m., Saturday, March 29, 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

 

CROW FORUM:

CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, April 7, in Maucker Union, North Room. The Outstanding Graduate Research Paper on gender winner, Emily Cram, will present, "Corpulent Counter-Publics: Fat Politics and Stretching the Discursive Economy." Women’s & Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women & Gender Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and members of the wider community are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.

 

INCLUSION MATTERS:

Inclusion Matters, Monday, April 7, at the GBPAC at 7 p.m. Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift, in a fast-paced and challenging presentation, use wit as well as substance, to help us see ability and disability in a far different way. Norman and his wife Emma have spent the past 20 years working to ensure that people with disabilities are able to take their rightful place in schools, workplaces and communities.

WELLNESS/REC:

ADULT SOCCER LEAGUE:

Cedar Valley Adult Soccer and UNI Soccer offer recreational and competitive leagues. A competitive league will be offered for the fitter, more skilled athlete with six Sunday matches starting April 13. To register for the competitive league, visit http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1545267.

A recreational league will be offered for fun and exercise with six Monday evening matches starting April 14. No previous playing experience is required. To register for the recreational league, visit http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1545264.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 19. The cost is $45 for six matches. For more information, e-mail kakoyianni@uni.edu or execs@cvasaonline.

 

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

Open to students, faculty and staff. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, March 24-26, in the WRC 101. Teams can also register at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec. Limited to the first eight teams. There is an entry fee of $20 with a two-game guarantee. Entry forms are available in the WRC 101.The tournament will begin at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 31. UNI club members are eligible, but only three male and three female club members per team. For more information, contact the intramural office at 273-7262. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/intramural/


INTRAMURAL BADMINTON TOURNAMENT:

The men's and women’s singles will play at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 1. Men’s and women’s doubles will play at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 2. The co-rec division will play at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 2. All competition will take place on the WRC South Courts. Registration for singles is from 6 to 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 1; and for co-rec and doubles from 6 to 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 2. Brackets will be posted by 7 p.m. each evening of play. For more information, contact the IM office at 273-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL ONE-ON-ONE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT:

An intramural one-on-one basketball tournament will take place Wednesday, March 26, in the WRC South Courts. Divisions will be women, men under six feet, and men six feet and over. Registration will take place from 6 to 6:45 p.m.; brackets will be posted at 6:55 p.m.; and play begins at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the intramural office at 273-7262.

 

 

 

 

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