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Monday, March 31

NEWS:

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS FORUMS:

The candidates for the position of assistant vice president for marketing and public relations will be on campus for public presentations on the following dates: Monday, March 31, in Seerley Hall, Room 112, Kevin Boatright, University of Kansas; Wednesday, April 2, in the State College Room in Maucker Union, Monika M. Czehak, MC Marketing & Communications; Wednesday, April 9, in the State College Room in Maucker Union, Scott Ketelsen, University of Iowa; and Monday, April 14, in the Center for Multicultural Education, James O'Connor, UNI. The presentations are from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and will be open to the campus community and the public. Candidates will speak for 15 to 20 minutes, followed by a question and answer session. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/pubrel/search/.

 

UNI REACCREDITATION PROCESS UNDERWAY:

Every 10 years, UNI conducts a self-study in preparation for reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. That process is underway in preparation for a reaccreditation site visit in spring, 2011. Preparing institutional reaccreditation requires support and assistance from all programs and units on campus. A steering committee of faculty and staff is coordinating this process. The committee will seek your suggestions and feedback at every step of the way. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/accreditation/.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE 2008 ASICS USA WRESTLING FOLKSTYLE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Volunteers are needed from 4:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 4; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 5; and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, April 6, in the UNI-Dome. Some 8,000 people are expected to attend and volunteers are needed to make this event a success. No experience necessary. Volunteers will work as clock runners, score keepers, tappers and table runners. You will receive a free T-shirt for volunteering, and meals will be provided if your shift runs over lunch/dinner. To volunteer, contact unidome@uni.edu or 273-3993.

 

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 273-3862, 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/.

 

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. 273-2280.

 

TUESDAYS AT ESSENTIALS:

Essentials in Maucker Union has put together a special school supply package every Tuesday for $2. Our most popular items are bundled to save you money. Packages change weekly and include notecards, notebooks, highlighters, pens, and mechanical pencils.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

APPLY NOW FOR 20 BEST INTERNSHIPS ON CAMPUS 2008-09:

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, visit 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.

 

CREDIT AND IDENTITY THEFT:

This presentation will take place from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required. Call 3-JPEC or e-mail jpec@uni.edu.

 

'THINKING ABOUT GRADUATE SCHOOL?':

"Thinking About Graduate School?" will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom C. This event promotes graduate education -- at UNI and beyond -- by providing information on the process of searching and applying for programs, as well as information on the expectations of graduate education. Come learn more about graduate education from graduate students and faculty members. Refreshments will be served.

 

FALL STUDENT INTERNSHIPS IN EUROPE:

Internships are available with Camp Adventure Youth Services within Early Childhood & School Age programs in Germany, England, Italy, Portugal and Belgium. Students receive a living stipend of approximately $2,600 for 17
weeks and 12 hours of graduate or undergraduate credit. Travel and housing are paid. Students are eligible to apply for an educational award of up to $2,360 from American Humanics-ProCorp. E-mail susan.edginton@uni.edu with
"Internship-UNI" in the subject line.

 

G.P.S. (GAINING PANTHER SUCCESS) MENTOR PROGRAM:

Apply for the G.P.S. (Gaining Panther Success) Mentor Program for 2008-2009 for non-work study and work-study positions of coordinator ($9.50), program assistant ($7.50), caseworker ($7.50) and mentors ($7.50). Visit http://www.uni.edu/cme/gps_info.htm for applications and job descriptions. The deadline is noon, Monday, April 7. For more information, contact Ashley Nunn at 273-2250 or qtpie@uni.edu.

 

NATIONAL EDUCATOR EXPO:

The National Educator Expo will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 12, in McLeod Center. Registration will take place at 8 a.m. More than 70 school districts from across the U.S. (more than 20 from Iowa) will visit with educators about jobs for the 2008-09 academic year. For a list of participating districts, or for more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/events/career/nee/spring/. Sponsored by UNI Career Services, 273-2061.

 

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.

 

NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDY ABROAD DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP:

Starting with fall 2008 sessions, ISA will award $10,000 annually in Diversity Scholarships. ISA encourages students from diverse cultural backgrounds, underrepresented educational disciplines, and students interested in non-traditional study abroad destinations to apply. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office (Baker Hall 59) at 273-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu.

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES:

A variety of programs are available, including Spanish Language in San Sebastian, Spain; Arabic Language in Meknès, Morocco; and Study Abroad in Europe and Latin America this summer. For more information about Study Abroad opportunities, visit http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad.

 

STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS:

Apply for Academic Programs International and get a $500 summer study abroad scholarship and $1,000 per semester. Deadline for application is April 15 (summer) and June 25 (fall/year). For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office (Baker Hall 59) at 273-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu.

 

SEMINAR ON ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF RESEARCH FUNDING FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:

Norma Stumbo, director of the Midwest Alliance, will present an overview of NSF and NIH supplemental research funding for students with disabilities at 3 p.m., Thursday, April 3, in the WRC 252. Faculty, researchers, grant writers and undergraduate students are invited to attend.

 

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/

MEETINGS:

ANNUAL GLOBAL ASSOCIATES EVENT:

Come join the International Club of Business Students for its Annual Global Associates Event from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, in CBB, Rooms 1 and 3. Learn about international business and other cultures through music, dance, free food and more.

 

DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM MEETING:

Magic. Money. Experience. The Disney Theme Parks & Resorts College Program at the Walt Disney World® Resort is truly a one-of-a kind experience. An E-presentation session will take place from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, in Seerley 120. For more information, contact Laura Wilson at 273-3821.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF COLLEGIATE SCHOLARS GRILLED CHEESE FUNDRAISER:

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars will sell grilled cheese sandwiches and baked goods from 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, March 31 and Tuesday, April 1, in the SEC Lobby. Everything's a dollar.

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY'S ACT, SPEAK, BUILD WEEK:

Stop by an information table from noon to 2 p.m., Monday, March 31, Tuesday, April 1, or Friday, April 4, in Maucker Union and get information on Habitat for Humanity International, UNI's chapter and local affiliate, and how to get involved. Tickets to our spaghetti dinner fundraiser are also for sale. For more information, contact Curt Aucutt at aucuttcl@uni.edu.

 

UPCOMING RELAY FOR LIFE EVENTS:

Come support Relay For Life of UNI by coming to Coldstone Creamery from 6 to 9 p.m., Monday, March 31. Order some ice cream and a portion of the purchase will go towards the fight against cancer. Also, the final bank night will take place from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday, April 7, when you can hand in the money you've raised, pick up team members' T-shirts, and decorate luminarias. For more information, visit http://www.events.cancer.org/rfluni.

 

TRI-BETA BLOOD DRIVE:

Tri-Beta (biology honor society) is hosting a blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m., Monday, March 31, at the Community Center, 528 Main St. Walk-ins are welcome, or make an appointment. For more information, or to make an appointment, e-mail Rochelle at remusrm@uni.edu. There will be T-shirts for everyone who comes. If you would like to donate but do not have transportation, arrangements can be made.

 

ANTHROPOLOGY ASSOCIATION BI-ANNUAL BOOK SALE:

The Anthropology Association's bi-annual book sale will take place from noon to 5 p.m., Friday, April 4, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 5, at the Wesley Foundation (across the street from Lang Hall). All books are $1 or less, and all profits go towards supporting the Anthropology Association and local libraries. There are more than 4,000 books; the genres include anything from mystery to romantic novels.

 

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.

 

PI SIGMA EPSILON ANNUAL SPRING INTO SPRING 5K RACE:

To register for this event, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/pse/projects.html.


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.

 

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.

 

UNI VOLUNTEER DAY:

UNI Volunteer Day is Wednesday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Come volunteer a half hour or hour of your time to help some local nonprofits. Sponsored by UNI American Humanics and the Cedar Valley Volunteer Center.

 

GAMMA PHI BETA PANCAKE BREAKFAST:

Gamma Phi Beta sorority is hosting a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 12, in St. Stephen's church basement. The money raised will go to Campfire USA to send kids to camp this summer, who would not otherwise be able to attend. Campfire USA helps build strong leaders in young kids. Cost is $6 per plate for pancakes, sausage and juice. Tickets can be bought prior to the event. For more information, contact Ally Green at agreen@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

UNI EARTH DAY 5K RUN/WALK:

In coordination with Panther Pacers, UNI Earth Day, and Sole Power, there will be a free 5K run/walk at 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, to promote using your feet instead of your car. If you pre-register by Friday, April 18 and complete the course, you can receive a free Earth Day T-shirt or Earth Day bag while supplies last. To pre-register, or for more information, visit http://www.rrttc.com. Contact Jenny Bruss at 273-3689.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

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.

 

THE SPINNERS:

The Spinners will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 4, in the GBPAC. The Spinners have acquired 12 gold records with hits climbing to the top of both pop and R&B charts. For tickets, or for more information, call 273-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.

 

NO SHAME THEATER:

Open mic night meets improv comedy meets poetry slam meets juggling meets Your Mom jokes at 10 p.m., Friday, April 4, 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.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY:

Pianist Alexander Solomon will join the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony for a 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 5, concert at the GBPAC. The music program will include Rachmaninoff's famous Third Piano Concerto and Dvorak's joyous Eighth Symphony. Call 273-4849 or visit http://wcfsymphony.org.

 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPRING CONCERTS:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of trumpet Randy Grabowski, the UNI Trumpet Ensemble will offer a spring concert at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public. Under the direction of conductor Rebecca Burkhardt, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer its spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in the GBPAC Great Hall. The concert will include works by composers Martinez, Beach and Ibert. Instrumental Concerto Competition winner Daniel Valesco, flute, will be featured. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION:

The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition will run 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.

 

WOMEN COMPOSERS IN THE 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES:

UNI School of Music professor and conductor Rebecca Burkhardt will offer a free lecture discussion of symphonies by Marianne Martinez and Amy Beach at noon, Monday, March 31, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. This is a pre-concert talk for the April 9 Spotlight Series Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra concert. This event is free and open to the public and co-sponsored by the UNI School of Music and Women's & Gender Studies Program.

 

CESAR CHAVEZ'S BIRTHDAY -- DOCUMENTARY:

The film, "The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers' Struggle" will be shown at 7 p.m., Monday, March 31, at the CME (109 MAU). Pillows and blankets will be provided. For more information on Cesar Chavez' birthday, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

VISITING ARTIST STEVEN HILL:

Ceramic artist Steven Hill will be a visiting artist Monday, March 31 in the Department of Art. He will demonstrate making wheel-thrown ceramic vessels, from 9 a.m. to noon, and from 1:30 to 4 p.m., in the ceramics lab (KAB 126). He will give a lecture about his artwork at 7 p.m., in the Art Auditorium (KAB 111).

 

'MAN MADE, MAN SIZED AND MAN POWERED: IMAGES OF MASCULINITIES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY':

This discussion will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, in CBB 109. Join Harry Brod, Michael Fleming, and Mark Rowe for viewing and discussion of the Jackson Katz film, "Tough Guise," examining relationships between pop-culture imagery and masculinities. Faculty, staff and students are all welcome.

 

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE NOMINEE TO LECTURE AT UNI ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE:

A nominee for a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the field of international criminal justice and for his contribution to the creation of the International Criminal Court, will speak at noon, Wednesday, April 2, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. M. Cherif Bassiouni, Distinguished Research Professor of Law at DePaul University, will speak on "The Perennial Conflict between Realpolitik and the Pursuit of International Criminal Justice."  An internationally renowned scholar in the areas of human rights and international law, his visit is sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology.

 

SATELLITE PERSPECTIVES OF A CHANGING PLANET:

Ron Beck, from the U.S. Geological Survey National Center for Earth Resources Observation & Science (EROS), will discuss the value and application of satellite imagery data at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, at the University Museum. Presented in conjunction with the Smithsonian's "Earth from Space" exhibit on display at the University Museum through June 28.

 
HOXIE LECTURE ON THE PRESS AND VOTERS:

"The Press and the Voters: A Look at the 2008 Presidential Primaries" is the title of the 2008 Hoxie Lecture, delivered by Thomas Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. The lecture will take place Thursday, April 3, 3:30 p.m. in Seerley 115. Patterson is a renowned political scientist and has written several award-winning books dealing with the media and American elections. For more information, contact Donna Hoffman, Dept. of Political Science (donna.hoffman@uni.edu) 273-5916.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE: 'ONE MISSED CALL':

The blockbuster "One Missed Call" will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Starring Shannyn Sossamon, Edward Burns, and Ana Claudia Talancón. In this remake of the Japanese horror film "Chakushin Ari," several people receive voice-mails from their future selves -- messages which include the date, time and some details of their deaths. Free refreshments provided.

 

BOOMERS AND MILLENNIALS:

"Boomers & Millennials: Implications for Multi-Generations in the Classroom, Workforce, Military and Community Involvement" will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Friday, April 4, in the Maucker Union College Eye Room. Speakers are Steve Carignan, assistant VP for Educational & Sports Events Center Management; Lt. Col. Chris Lukasiewicz, department head, Military Science-ROTC; and Mackenzie Grondahl, interim community partnerships coordinator, Wartburg College. Sponsors are the American Democracy Project, Leadership Studies Program and Student Leadership Center.

 

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA GOES TO THE MOVIES:

Don't miss the chance to enjoy thrilling, world-class opera in HD at the College Square Theatre. Iowa Public Radio is offering discounted ticket vouchers for each opera in the series at $10 each. Vouchers are limited. "La Boheme" will be shown Saturday and Sunday, April 5 and 6. For more information, visit http://www.iowapublicradio.org.

 

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.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Harry J. Hillaker, state climatologist, Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship, will discuss "A Brief History of Weather Records and Climate Trends in Iowa” at 4 p.m., Monday, April 7, in LAT 125. Presented by the Department of Earth Science.

 

INCLUSION MATTERS:

Inclusion Matters, Monday, April 7, at the GBPAC at 7 p.m. Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift use wit as well as substance in a fast-paced and challenging presentation to help us see ability and disability in a 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.

 

'BECOMING AMERICAN: THE CHINESE EXPERIENCE':

In honor of Asian American Heritage Month, the CME is screening a three-part PBS documentary, "Becoming American: The Chinese Experience." The three-part series will be shown from noon to 2 p.m., and from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, April 9 through 11, at the CME (109 MAU). The documentary series is a story of struggle and triumph, progress and setbacks, discrimination and assimilation of Chinese immigrants. For more information on Asian American Heritage Month, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or contact Lydia Roberts at lydia.roberts@uni.edu.

 

'PORRAIMOS: EUROPE'S GYPSIES IN THE HOLOCAUST':

This film will be shown at 7 p.m., Monday, April 7, in Seerley 115. "Porraimos" is the first American documentary to expose how the pseudo-science of eugenics was used to persecute not only Jews, but also Gypsies. Using interviews with Austrian, Czech and German Gypsy survivors, as well as photographs and films from the Reich Department of Racial Hygiene, this video reveals the oppression of the Gypsies -- their registration and segregation, their sterilization, the medical experiments, and their eventual murder. Free and open to the public. Presented by the UNI Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program.

'PARAGRAPH 175':

This film will be shown at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, in Seerley 115. Actor Rupert Everett provides the narration for this disquieting documentary that shines a light on the Third Reich's vicious persecution of male homosexuals during World War II. The title comes from an arcane, 1871 German statute making sodomy punishable by incarceration (with the ultimate goal to eradicate gays completely). Only a handful of survivors -- now frail and withered -- remain to recount their traumatic tales in this poignant film. Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. In English, German and French, with English subtitles. Free and open to the public. Presented by the UNI Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program.

WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES:

UNI MEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE:

UNI men: most of us know women who have been victims of sexual assault or other violence. Maybe you don't know someone personally, but are tired of hearing about these senseless acts. A lot of men say, "What can I do?" Join a group of UNI male students, faculty and staff who are mobilizing to end these violations against women. On April 16, travel to Dubuque to learn how men can make a difference and prevent gender violence. Free. Visit http://www.uni.edu/violenceservices. Under the "New!" section, click on the hyper-links to find out more information. Sign up deadline is April 3.

 

WEB CONFERENCE:

The Office of Sponsored Programs will host a Web conference on the FY 2008 competition of the FIPSE Comprehensive Program from 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, April 4, in Studio IT 1 (ITTC 134). The FIPSE Comprehensive Program supports innovative grants and cooperative agreements to support postsecondary education. For more information on FIPSE or on the Web conference, contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at 273-3217. RSVP to 273-3217 or osp@uni.edu.

 

CREATIVE MOVEMENT TO INSPIRE WRITING:

The GBPAC will host "Creative Movement to Inspire Writing," a workshop for future classroom teachers, from 1 to 4 p.m., Friday, April 11. This is an opportunity to build your portfolio and resume. Participants will learn how to use everyday movements to stimulate students' imagination, teach story structure, and help students create stories, skits and poetry that are personal and meaningful. For more information, or to register, e-mail wsebert@uni.edu or call 273-3679.

 

HOW TO START A BUSINESS AND WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

This workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 12, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required. Call 273-JPEC or e-mail jpec@uni.edu.

 

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

 

WHAT CAN AN ePortfolio DO FOR YOU?:

Learn this, as well as how to get started on your ePortfolio. Attend one of three "Intro to ePortfolio" workshops offered in April. For more information, see the April workshop calendar at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml or call 273-2309. Request a myUNIverseCT Portfolio account at https://www.uni.edu/elearning/forms/portfolio_request.html.

 

WELLNESS/REC:

ANXIETY DISORDER SCREENING DAY:

Anxiety Disorder Screening Day will take place Thursday, April 3. The screening will be held at the UNI Counseling Center located at 103 Student Health Center (second floor of the Health Center). The screening will last approximately one hour and will be offered at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The screening is free of charge and is open to UNI faculty, staff and students. For more information, contact jennifer.murra@uni.edu or call 273-2676.

 

INTRAMURAL TABLE TENNIS:

Men's and women's singles will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 8; men's and women's doubles will take place at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 9; and co-rec will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 9. Registration for men's and women's singles will take place from 6 to 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 8. Registration for men's and women's doubles and co-rec will take place from 6 to 6:45 p.m., Wednesday April 9. Registration and competition will take place in the WRC South Courts. Brackets will be posted by 7 p.m. each evening of play. For more information, contact the IM office at 273-7262.

 

MEN'S INTRAMURAL SLOW-PITCH SOFTBALL:

Registration forms are available this week in the WRC 101. Entries are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in the WRC 101. Limited to the first eight teams to register. There is an entry fee of $20 per team with a two-game guarantee. Play begins at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 12, on the IM fields (rain date: Saturday, April 19). Open to students, faculty and staff. For more information, contact the IM office at 273-7262.


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 4-ON-4 OPEN CO-REC SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT:

Registration forms are available this week in the WRC 101. Entries are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in the WRC 101. Limited to the first eight teams to register. There is an entry fee of $20 per team with a two-game guarantee. Play begins at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 13, at the WRC sand volleyball courts (rain date TBA). Open to students, faculty and staff. For more information, contact the IM office at 273-7262.

 

 

 

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