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Monday, April 21
Sending e-mail may fail in Thunderbird, Mac Mail, Entourage, or Outlook on Monday, April 21. ITS will implement a security change to the e-mail central system. After the change, if you are unable to send e-mail, this indicates your outbound settings must be modified. All users should have their software changed so their desktop e-mail client sends e-mail securely. For assistance, contact the Computer Consulting Center at 273-5555. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/commcorner/announce/April212008Email.pdf.
UNI will test the UNI Alert System at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 24. Test voice and text messages will be sent via telephone and e-mail. If you haven't already done so, please confirm your emergency contact information at http://www.uni.edu/resources/alert/faq.shtml.
UNI TV News (Panther News Program) is a 30-minute weekly news program produced by and for UNI students. The UNI TV is going to live broadcast a variety show with audience participation from 2 to 3 p.m., Thursday, May 1. It also accepts submission for video contest, and the winner will be announced at the show. For more information, contact Joyce Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Construction on UNI's new parking deck will begin in May. As a result, students, faculty and staff who normally park on the north side of campus will need to park elsewhere. In August, a new shuttle service will begin to take people from the major outlying parking lots to stops around campus. Facilities Services will host a series of focus groups this month to test ideas about shuttle-service, routes and other related issues. Volunteers are needed to participate in informal input sessions. To volunteer, contact email@example.com.
Testing of all fire hydrants on campus is scheduled now through May 22. All areas of the campus will experience discolored water. Notice will be given to faculty and staff in the buildings in the general test area, however other buildings could be affected.
Carol Petersen has been named UNI director of dining services. Petersen currently is associate director of residential dining at Iowa State University. She will assume her new duties at UNI on June 16. See full news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3598
Earn one hour of credit for a special workshop rate of $233.25. Session one: June 9-18 or session two: June 19-30. Focus on integrating photography lessons and activities into the K–12 curriculum. View/download course details at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/programs/courses/summer08/280133g_photography.pdf.
Magic. Money. Experience. The Disney Theme Parks & Resorts College Program at the Walt Disney World® Resort is truly a one-of-a kind experience. The Disney College Program is available in Anaheim, Calif. as well as Orlando, Fla. For more information, visit http://www.disneycollegeprogram.com or contact Laura Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This information session will take place at 2:30 p.m., Monday, April 21, in CBB 109. Meet management staff and current loan officers and learn more about becoming part of the Des Moines team. For early consideration or to set up an interview for April 21, students can apply online through CareerLink. For more information, contact Laura Wilson at email@example.com.
Network and gain insight on the agriculture industry by meeting professionals from around the area from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in CBB 109. Guest speakers will represent Pioneer, Hawkeye Gold LLC, and Five Star Cooperative. Snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Jared Schmit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join other non-traditional students in socializing and sharing ideas from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, in the CME lobby (MAU 109). Last meeting of the semester. For more information, contact Bobbi-Jo Guenther at email@example.com.
A CEO meeting will take place from 4:45 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April, 22. Meet at BCS parking lot at 4:45 to carpool to ME&V. Return to BCS after the tour for an end-of-year celebration including games and pizza. Registration required. Call 273-JPEC to register. For more information, contact Laurie Watje at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-2020.
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):
Gideon Yago from MTV News will be on campus at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Yago will discuss "They're Doing What? Politics and the Youth Vote." Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board Speakers Committee.
Come "Get your Green On" at UNI Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be interactive displays, bike tune-ups, paper-making workshops at 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m., a 5K run/walk at 1 p.m., free hot dogs (limited supply) and much, much more. If you bring one pound of recyclable plastic, aluminum, or paper, you will receive a free "Get Your Green On" T-shirt while supplies last. For more information and to register for the 5K or paper workshop, visit www.rrttc.com If you have questions, contact Jenny Bruss at email@example.com.
Green Project UNI is showing three films in celebration of Earth Day at various times and places this week. "King Corn" will be shown at 9 p.m., Monday April 21, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. "Ferngully: The Last Rainforest" will be shown at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, in the Lantz Auditorium, MSH. "Kilowatt Ours" will be shown at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in Sabin 102. For more information, visit Green Project UNI's Google Groups Forum at
UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society will sell environment related T-shirts, buttons and bumper stickers at the Earth Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, Maucker Union.
Celebrate Earth Day by owning a piece of the earth. Sigma Gamma Epsilon is hosting its annual rock and mineral sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, in Maucker Union (across from Chats.) Featured items include rock and mineral kits, hand-carved arrowheads, geodes, tiger's eye and beautiful rosettes.
A College Hill clean-up will take place at 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 22. Participants will meet outside Copyworks and then clean up the Hill as part of group volunteer efforts to help the community. This is a great opportunity to get involved. For more information, contact Stephanie Wesely at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NMA Member Appreciation Night will take place from 8:30 to 11 p.m., Thursday, April 24. Meet in the CBB Lounge and then head to Maple Lanes for Quartermania. The cover will be paid for by NMA, and transportation will be provided. Sign up in the Management Office (CBB 231) by Monday, April 21. For more information, contact Stephanie Wesely at email@example.com.
The GBPAC’s 2008-2009 Artist Series season will be announced in the GBPAC lobby at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 24. Students can enjoy free ice cream and refreshments, win door prizes and get the inside scoop on the 2008-2009 artist series season and order tickets before they go on sale to the general public.
Foodstock, the second annual Northeast Food Bank Benefit concert, will take place at 7 p.m., Friday, April 25, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., admission is $5, and proceeds go to the Food Bank. For more info and band line-ups, check out the facebook group at
On Friday, April 25 from 7 to 8 p.m., in Sabin Room 102, come hear speakers from the National Coalition for the Homeless talk about their real life experiences with homelessness. Then head to Lawther Field from 8:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. for a night-long camp out. Build a shelter out of cardboard and compete for awards. Bring friends, play games and learn about homelessness. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, April 24. If you have questions, e-mail email@example.com.
Join in the celebration of Cinco de Mayo from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 2, outside of Maucker Union. Enjoy grilled fajitas, beans, chips, dessert and pop for only $5. Music by Las Guitarras de Mexico. Rain site is inside Maucker Union.
The Friends of KUNI/KHKE present the 23rd annual An Evening in Celebration of Wine & Tulips to benefit public radio in Iowa. This year's celebration will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 3, at the Park Place Event Centre in Cedar Falls. Tickets are available in advance for $35 per person. Tickets are available at http://www.kuniradio.org or by calling 273-6400. Tickets purchased at the event will be $45 per person. The ticket price includes an etched souvenir wine glass and a detailed wine guide.
The UNI Panthers spring football game and Panther Fan Fest will be Saturday, April 26. UNI's annual spring game will take place at 1:15 p.m., in the UNI-Dome as a part of the Panther Fan Fest. The day will start with the free Kick-off Kids football clinic at 9 a.m., in the UNI-Dome for youth in grades two through seven. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., the UNI-Dome parking lots will be open for tailgating and the annual Panther Fan Fest will be held indoors at McLeod Center. There will be inflatable games for the kids, autograph sessions with Panther student-athletes, pictures with T.C., Panther tattoos with the UNI Cheer and Dance Teams and the Iowa Beef Producers will serve ribeye sandwiches. An exhibition match involving the nationally ranked UNI women's rugby team will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the UNI-Dome.
Panther baseball hosts a pair of in-state foes this week, playing Clarke at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, and Iowa at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23. UNI will host Southern Illinois in Missouri Valley Conference action in a three-game series starting on Friday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. The series continues on Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m. and at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 27. All games are at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo.
French Creole fiddler Dennis Stroughmatt will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, April 21, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
O.A.R. live in concert, April 21 at 7:30 p.m., in the McLeod Center with special guests Parker House and Theory and The Nadas. Tickets on sale NOW at all UNITix locations or charge by phone 273-4849 or online at www.uni.edu/tickets. Tickets for UNI students are $25 and for the public $30.
UNI Jazz Band One, under the direction of Chris Merz, will offer a concert featuring Grammy-award winning guest conductor/composer Maria Schneider at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 21, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is sponsored by the Meryl Norton Hearst Visiting Artist Series and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor S. Daniel Galyen, the Symphonic Band will present a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music professor of bassoon David Rachor will coordinate a spring concert of bassoon music at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Half Masted 3.2 will present free shows at 6:30 p.m., every Friday, at the Cedar Falls Public Library, located on Fifth and Main. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Shows are a little under an hour and are family-friendly.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of tuba Jeffrey Funderburk, the UNITUBA Ensemble will offer a spring recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 24, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Brad Barrett, the UNI Chamber Singers will offer a spring concert at 8 p.m., Friday, April 25, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Broadway stars Doug LaBrecque, Debbie Gravitte and Jan Horvath join the W-CF Symphony for Bravo Broadway at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 26, and 2 p.m., Sunday, April 27. Featuring selections from blockbusters like "Cabaret," "Mama Mia," "Phantom of the Opera" and more, tickets start at $22 for adults and from $11 for students. For more information, call 273-4849 or visit http://wcfsymphony.org.
UNI School of Music Jazz Division faculty artists and guests will present a concert at 8 p.m., Monday, April 28, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music instructor and conductor Dyan Meyer, the UNI Concert Chorale will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Brad Barrett, the UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Tomas Kubinek will perform at the GBPAC at 2 p.m., Saturday May 3. He’s a fool, clown, visual poet, solo performance artist, multi-talented vaudevillian, comic genius and charming huckster. Kubinek has traveled the globe with his exuberant madness, performing mind-boggling miracles and surreal feats. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount with a valid student ID, or can purchase $5 student rush tickets on the day of the show. For tickets, or for more information, call 273-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.
Carrie La Seur, Ph.D., J.D., president and founder of Plains Justice, will present an introduction to her organization and discuss environmental justice at 4 p.m., Monday, April 21, in the CME. She'll address some of the urgent issues in our local area and what we can do to make a difference. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by the CME in honor of Earth Day.
Stacey Reisdorph and Adam Lee will discuss the results of their undergraduate research at 4 p.m., Monday, April 21, in LAT 125. Reisdorph will discuss "Morphometry and Rates of Evolution within the Pennsylvanian Fusulinid Beedeina," and Lee will discuss "Spatial and Temporal Comparison of the Cedar and Wapsipinicon Rivers, Bremer County, Iowa." All are invited to attend.
Ken Ono, Manasse Professor of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will give this year's Hari Shankar Lecture at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 21, in the Lantz Auditorium (MSH 137). Ono will discuss "Unearthing the Visions of a Master: The Story and Legacy of Ramanujan." The lecture, intended for a general audience, is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.
Egyptologist Cynthia May Sheikholeslami will discuss "Resurrection in a Box: Designing Eternity in a 25th Dynasty Egyptian Coffin" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, in KAB 111. The lecture discusses the belief that the night sun, associated with the god Osiris, passes through the body of the sky goddess Nut to be reborn each dawn, as the sun god Re. The lecture is sponsored by the Florence Hartwig Foundation.
John Johnson, professor of history and interim dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, will discuss "The Supreme Court and Affirmative Action, 1971-2007" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in SRL 115. The event is free and open to the public.
How do you "do" consent? Many struggle with the notion of having to achieve active sexual consent. Attend this panel-led discussion on sexual ethics at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in the CBB 109. Free dessert will be provided. Sponsored by SAVE and Seeds of Hope. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 273-3423.
Artist Gary Kelley, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony conductor Jason Weinberger, and digital producer Scott Smith, will discuss their experiences integrating Holst’s suite with a large-screen video presentation of Gary Kelley’s paintings in a recent landmark concert. This presentation will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in the GBPAC. Free admission. For more information, visit http://www.garykelleyplanets.com (best viewed in Firefox).
James O'Loughlin, assistant professor, English language and literature, has been selected for the 2008 University Book and Supply Award, from CHFA. Rose Lorenz, president, University Book and Supply, and Reinhold Bubser, dean, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, will present the award at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in the CAC 108. O'Loughlin's presentation, "Mix It Up," will focus on teaching strategies designed to make literature matter for a student population living in a media-saturated era. This event is free and open to the public.
Tri Robinson, senior pastor of Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Boise, Idaho, founder of "Let’s Tend the Garden," an environmental stewardship ministry, and author of "Saving God’s Green Earth" will discuss "Is God Green?" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24, in Sabin 102. Sponsored by the Heartland Vineyard Church and co-sponsored by the UNI American Democracy Project, Leadership Studies, and RRTTC. Free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Bugeja, professor and director of the Greenlee School of Journalism at ISU, will discuss "In Praise of Disengagement" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24, in Seerley 115. His talk will center on the blurring between entertainment and learning and the need for more commitment in preparing students for the serious societal issues they face.
Delve deep into the jungle ecosystem, beyond the flourishing plant life, and find an environment that tests each animal's survival skills at 1:30 and 3 p.m., Saturday, April 26, at the University Museum. Free.
Entries are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in the WRC 101. Limited to the first eight teams to register. There is a fee of $20 per team. The tournament will be single elimination with a consolation bracket or pool play, depending on the number of teams. Play begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 26. Rain date: Sunday, April 27. For more information, contact the IM office at 273-7262. Open to students, faculty and staff.
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