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Monday, May 5

NEWS:

AD CANDIDATES ON CAMPUS FOR INTERVIEWS/PRESENTATIONS:

Five finalists for the position of director of athletics at UNI will make campus visits and give public presentations beginning the first full week of May. The finalists are Terry L. Wanless, director of athletics, Sacramento State; Barbara G. Walker, senior associate athletic director, Wake Forest University; Michael P. Waddell, senior associate director of athletics, University of Cincinnati; Glen Krupica, deputy director of athletics for external affairs, Northern Illinois University; and Troy A. Dannen, executive director, Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union. For information on public forums and visit dates, see http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/AD_Search/index.shtml

 

NEW LAPTOP OR DESKTOP COMPUTER PRICING:

Approximately the first week in May, UNI will offer new discounts on PC pricing for anyone wanting to purchase laptop or desktop computers. This pricing extends to home purchases. Check this Web site for new information: http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase

 

NEW LIBERAL ARTS CORE CLASS ADDED:

A new fall semester course has been approved for LAC credit for the Quantitative Techniques and Understanding Category 1C (the "understanding math" category) -- 810:025 "Computational Modeling and Simulation." This course allows students to explore approaches to solving complex problems using computational tools and computer simulations. The simulations span a wide range of categories, including the sciences, social sciences and business. Recommended for students with a math ACT score of 23 or higher. If you still need to fulfill LAC Category 1C, please consider this new option.

 

SUMMER CAPSTONE SESSIONS HAVE OPENINGS:

There are spaces still available in the summer sessions in the following Capstone courses -
010:159:26 - Living in Our Techno-social World
010:159:83 - Blues and Jazz in African American Literature and Film
820:140 - several sections - Environment, Technology and Society

 

PLANNING FOR FAMILY WEEKEND:

Please submit dates, times and brief descriptions for open houses and events for Family Weekend 2008, Sept. 19 through 21. Include contact name, phone number and e-mail address for each event listed. E-mail information to liz.conklin@uni.edu by May 30. Use subject header Family Weekend 2008.

 

FUNDAMENTALS OF FLYING:

Learn about earning a private pilot license and how much fun it is to pilot your own airplane. This is a formal ground school that will introduce you to the exciting world of aviation and how it can help in your career. ITC 330-059-Section 10 (2 credits) meets from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays.

 

SUMMER ACCESS TO CHARGING FOR STUDENT EMPLOYEES:

Enrolled students and current faculty and staff can charge purchases at various locations on campus (i.e. Chats and Prexys). Students who work in the summer, but are not enrolled, can not charge unless the Department of Residence is notified. E-mail diningtech@uni.edu to allow non-enrolled student employees the ability to charge over the summer.

 

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

KULT MANAGEMENT POSITIONS OPEN:

Vacant positions include: general manager, program manager, news director, sports director, sales/promotions director, music directors (usually two), Webmaster. Applications are available at www.uni.edu/nepley/KULT/app.doc, and in Lang 326, KULT Office, Maucker Union. All students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, regardless of major, may apply. Experience preferred, but not required.

 

SERVICE SPEAKS:

Join the campus and community for the final speaker in the customer service series, Service Speaks. Rob Bell will discuss "Customer Service Excellence -- Let's Have Fun Out There" at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, in the GBPAC. Reservations can be made by calling 273-6899. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience in leadership roles, customer service and training, Bell makes improving customer service skills and gaining leadership abilities simple, clear and fun.

 

SEEKING SUMMER STUDENT OFFICE ASSISTANTS:

Camp Adventure is seeking a number of student office assistants for May through August. Students will work 25 to 35 hours weekly and make $9 per hour. Accounting/business majors and/or office experience is a plus, but not a requirement. Contact Angie Noll at ajnoll@uni.edu to schedule an interview.

 

HOURS:

LIBRARY HOURS:

Final exam week: http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours_special.shtml#springfinals.

Weekend before summer session: http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours_special.shtml.

 

SUMMER HOURS FOR ON-CAMPUS DINING START MAY 12:

Maucker Union: Chats serves beverages, sandwiches, Freshens Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt treats, and bakery items weekdays, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Prexy's offers a rotating menu of hot entrees weekdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Maucker Union restaurants will be closed on Monday, May 26, and Friday, July 4. Essentials in Maucker Union will be open weekdays, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Piazza in Redeker Center re-opens for summer service June 2. Hours and menus are available online:
http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/hours/summerhours.htm

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

ROTC COMMISSIONING CEREMONY:

UNI's Department of Military Science invites you to attend the Commissioning Ceremony at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 10, in Lang Hall Auditorium.

 

COMMENCEMENT:

Commencement ceremonies are at 10 a.m. (CHFA, CNS and CSBS) and 2:30 p.m., (CBA, College of Ed and Continuing Ed and Spedial Programs) Saturday, May 10, in the UNI-Dome.

 

OFFICE FURNITURE AUCTION:

A surplus office furniture auction will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, at the West Gym. Preview the items prior to sale time at 9 a.m., Tuesday. Buyers must remove purchases from the building by 4 p.m., that day. Payment must be made in cash (good check) before removal. A valid photo ID is required to get a bidding number. See http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/auctioninfo.shtml for more information. Call Vince at 273-3527 if you have questions about the sale.

 

GEOCACHING: A HIGH-TECH TREASURE HUNT:

Let the UNI Museums, along with CrawDaddy Outdoors and Hartman Reserve, show you the wonders of geocaching from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 17, at the University Museum. Learn about this fast-growing hobby and use GPS technology to hunt for a cache. Cost is $7 for individuals or $20 for groups of four. Register by Thursday, May 8, to doris.mitchell@uni.edu.

 

SAVE THE DATE -- BASH WITH BEN:

Save the date for the third annual Bash with Ben, a fall campus celebration. Join Ben and Pat Allen from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, for a picnic lunch on the Maucker Union Plaza.

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER BASEBALL:

The Panthers take on UW - Milwaukee, at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, at Riverfront Stadium, Waterloo.

PERFORMING ARTS:

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Gayla Drake Paul will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, May 5, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Paul has mastered both fingerstyle and flatpicking guitar techniques in multiple genres and tunings. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

NEW HORIZONS BAND CONCERT:

Under the direction of Diana Blake, the New Horizons Band will offer its spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 5, in the GBPAC Great Hall. The New Horizons Band features musicians 55 and older who travel from all over Iowa to rehearse and perform. This event is free and open to the public.

 

FREE IMPROV SHOW:

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.

 

CREME DE LA CREME 8:

Friends of the Gallagher-Bluedorn will present its eighth showcase of outstanding Cedar Valley performers at 7 p.m., Friday, May 9, at the GBPAC. These artists donate their talent and time for the benefit of programming at the Gallagher-Bluedorn.

Scheduled performers include: A Slice of Jazz and The Revolutionists from Washington High School in Cedar Rapids. Marshall Nielsen will present a piece from Mark Twain. Jinnie Park, piano, is a graduate student at UNI.
Chris Buckholz, trombone, will perform accompanied by Sean Botkin and Genadi Zagor. John Hines, bass, will perform accompanied by Korey Barrett. Crème de la Crème 8 will conclude with a piano trio of Fred Halgedahl, violin, Jonathan Chenoweth, cello, and Sean Botkin, piano. For more information call 273-4TIX. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for 18 and under and are available at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Box Office or online at www.gbpac.com.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY:

In collaboration with the Iowa Composer's Forum, the Symphony's Home Cookin' concert will feature the diverse music of five living Iowa composers. Scheduled for 2 p.m., May 10, at the Gallagher-Bluedorn, tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students at 273-4TIX (877-549-SHOW) or wcfsymphony.org.

 

PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

GRAPHIC DESIGN PORTFOLIO NIGHT:

UNI art majors studying graphic design will exhibit their talent and creativity during the annual Graphic Design Student Portfolio Night from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 5, in the ground floor hallway of the Kamerick Art Building outside the UNI Gallery of Art.

 
MA THESIS AND BFA GROUP EXHIBITION:

This art exhibition is on display now through Saturday, May 10, at the Kamerick Art Gallery. Participants include BJ Alumbaugh (B.F.A., printmaking and graphic design), Erika Anderson (B.F.A., graphic design and painting), Timothy Embretson (B.F.A., graphic design), Megan Hosch (M.A., art education), and Katie Kelly (M.A., sculpture).

 

BBC PLANET EARTH FILM SERIES 'SEASONAL FORESTS':

The next film in the Planet Earth film series will be shown at 1:30 and 3 p.m., Saturday, May 10, at the University Museum. Investigate these temperate regions and find some of the most elusive creatures and well-adapted plant life on Earth.

 

WELLNESS/REC:

DE-STRESS DAYS:

Join Wellness and Recreation Services to de-stress from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, May 5, through Wednesday, May 7, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom and lobby. Enjoy free mini massages, walk the labyrinth, cuddle with animals from the Cedar Bend Humane Society and more. For more information, contact the Wellness Resource Coordinator at deedra.dahlager@uni.edu.

 

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