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Monday, Feb. 16, 2009

NEWS:

HLC REACCREDITATION UPDATE:

UNI has begun a comprehensive self-study for continued accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission and is participating in the Foundations of Excellence program. More than 200 students, faculty and staff volunteers are working on the Foundations and HLC committees. See the latest update at: http://www.uni.edu/foe

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE FEB. 20:

Nominations for the 2009 Veridian Credit Union Community Engagement Awards are due Friday, Feb. 20. This award recognizes outstanding contributions of UNI faculty members to the community through research and/or teaching. All full-time tenured and tenure track faculty are eligible. For award information and to submit nomination materials, visit www.uni.edu/resources/outreach/veridian.shtml.

 

STRAYER-WOOD THEATRE SEEKS VOLUNTEER USHERS:

Volunteer to usher for a performance of "A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine" and receive a free ticket to the show. This musical runs from Friday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 8. For more information, call 273-6381.

 

GRAD COLLEGE NEWSLETTER:

The February issue of The Graffito is available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/graffito/default.htm

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

SPRING CAREER FAIR:

Attend the Spring Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23, in the Maucker Union Ballroom (new location). Some 90 employers will be available to talk with UNI students and alumni about internships and full-time jobs. Some will schedule for the Interview Day on Tuesday, Feb. 24. For information and a list of participating employers, including the majors they are seeking, visit http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/events/career/careerfair/spring.html. Sponsored by UNI Career Services.

 

LIBRARY BOOK SALE:

Come browse Rod Library's used-book sale in the library lobby. Sale items include adult and children's fiction and non-fiction books (hardcover and paperback) and other items removed from the library's collection. Hardcover books are $2 and paperbacks $1. Pay at the Circulation Desk.

 

CAMP & REC FAIR:

Stop by the Camp and Recreation Fair to meet agency directors and supervisors from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the WRC. This year's fair is hosted by Club SOLE. For more information, contact Kathy Scholl at kathleen.scholl@uni.edu or 273-6316.

 

APPLY FOR OKOBOJI ENTREPRENEURIAL INSTITUTE:

Applications are being accepted for the Summer 2009 Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute. All majors are welcome. Attend this week-long entrepreneurial simulation and earn three hours of UNI credit paid by the UNI Pappajohn Center. Tuition, lodging and food are provided. Visit http://www.jpec.org/oko.htm for an application or call 273-JPEC (5732) for more information.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Volunteer at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank for Kid's Cafe sites. Responsibilities include planning activities, supervising programs and providing documentation. Contact the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at VolunteerUNI@vccv.org if you are interested in this experience or to learn about other volunteer opportunities.

 

STUDENT ADMISSIONS AMBASSADORS:

Student Admissions Ambassadors (SAA) is accepting applicantions for the fall 2009 semester. For more information and an application, visit http://www.uni.edu/admissions/saa/membership.html, or contact Nick Hanson (nhanson@uni.edu). Applications are due Friday, March 27.

 

ON-CAMPUS CO-OP POSITIONS FOR 2009-2010 SCHOOL YEAR:

Twenty on-campus co-op positions will be available for the 2009-2010 school year for two semesters, 15 hours per week. Pay is $9 per hour. Begin the process now by attending co-op orientation (http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/co-op/program/orientation.html) and reviewing application guidelines (http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/co-op/students/best-internships-students-how-to-apply-1-08.html). Resumes must be uploaded into UNI CareerLink. For more information, call 273-6041.

 

COLOR GUARD AUDITIONS:

Panther Marching Band Color Guard auditions will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 4, in the West Gym. RSVP by Wednesday, March 25, to amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.

 

DIVERSITY SUMMIT STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS:

Student scholarship applications are being accepted to attend the IDEA Diversity Summit, hosted by UNI on April 23. The scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Applications are available online at http://www.uni.edu/diversity. For more information, contact Beth Bishop, 273-2846 or e-mail diversity@uni.edu

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

MURDER MYSTERY:

A crime has been committed and detectives are needed to find out "who done it." Join in the fun as Wellness and Recreation Services presents its first murder mystery event employing the components of physical and mental wellness. The fun will begin the week of March 1 when detectives can pick up clues in WRC 104. Two clues will be available per week ending the week of April 19. E-mail Deedra.Dahlager@uni.edu to sign up. The subject line should read "Murder Mystery." Deedra will respond with further instructions.

 

IOWA & BRAZIL: THE OTHER LATINO CONNECTION:

This international cultural conference will take place from Thursday, Feb. 19, through Saturday, Feb. 21, in Maucker Union. For a schedule, see http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2009_021609.shtml


BRAZILIAN CARNAVAL:

Attend a Brazilian carnaval at 9 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, at Spicolis, 3555 University Ave. in Waterloo. This event includes live Brazilian salsa and music featuring Ed East of Alto Maiz and Nick Leo and Orchestra, samba and salsa lessons, and Capoeira and costume contests. There is a $5 entrance fee. Following Brazilian tradition, bring a food item for the food pantry and come in your best outfit or costume.

 

SPOTLIGHT ON EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY:

Find out about the challenges pre-K through 12 teachers face to integrate technology and new earth-science, inquiry and/or math-based programs into the classroom while still meeting the need to increase student achievement on Friday, Feb. 27. Spotlight Gallery (table displays) will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the ITTC student lounge, first floor. Spotlight presentations will take place every 30 minutes from 1 to 3 p.m., in the ITTC labs. There also will be UNI faculty teaching innovations. Register in ITTC 120. Sponsored by ITS-Educational Technology. Contact Doreen Hayek, doreen.hayek@uni.edu or 273-7300 with questions.

 

ALPHA PHI VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT:

Alpha Phi's annual Volleyball Tournament will take place Saturday, Feb. 28, to benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation and the American Heart Association (both charities fund and support cardiac care programs). Teams of six to eight with at least three females are necessary; $5 per person. Check in is from 1 to 1:30 p.m. E-mail Ashley at grovea@uni.edu or Kelsey at kransom007@hotmail.com.

 

HOW TO START A BUSINESS II:

Attend a workshop from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required; call 273-JPEC (5732) or e-mail jpec@uni.edu. Space is limited. Information in this workshop will build on Workshop I.

 
PLANETARIUM PRESENTATIONS:

The Department of Earth Science Planetarium is open for presentations to the public at 7 p.m., every Thursday through March 5. Shows are free and will start every 30 minutes; the last show is at 8:30 p.m. The planetarium is located in LAT 105. For more information, visit http://www.earth.uni.edu/obsvisit.html.

 

HONORS WEEK:

The UNI Honors Program will team up with honor societies across campus for Honors Week 2009, April 13 through 18. Honors Week is an opportunity for students and advisers of honor societies to celebrate scholastic achievement and recognize academic work. E-mail Heather Birk at birkh@uni.edu if your society wants to get involved.

 

UNI-CUE BLOOD DRIVE:

The UNI-CUE is seeking donors for a community blood drive, which will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, at UNI-CUE 112 (800 Sycamore St., Waterloo). This year's goal is 45 donors. Register by calling 433-1220. One pint of blood will save three lives.

 

KDP SALE:

T-shirts, sweatshirts, scrubs, unusual buttons and bumperstickers will be available at the UNI Kappa Delta Pi sale in the SEC lobby from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24 and Wednesday, Feb. 25. Proceeds will benefit KDP educational and service projects.

 

MATH + DANCE: EXPLORING SEQUENCE & COMBINATIONS:

Explore ways to help students understand mathematical concepts of pattern, probability and combinations using sequencing to create studies of movements from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, in the CME, Maucker Union. RSVP by Wednesday, March 4, to 273-3658 or paulsonr@uni.edu.

ATHLETICS:

MEN'S BASKETBALL:

Men's basketball hosts Drake at 7:05 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the McLeod Center.

 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

Women's basketball hosts Drake at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19. The Panthers will host Creighton at 3:05 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21. Both games are at the McLeod Center.

 

TENNIS:

Tennis hosts South Dakota State at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20 and Eastern Illinois at 10 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 22. Both matches are at the Black Hawk Tennis Club, in Waterloo.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

BRAZILIAN FILM SERIES:

The film "Black Orpheus" will be shown at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the CME lobby. The film is a retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice set during the time of Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Sponsored by the UNI Portuguese Club.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

THE ESSENTIAL TOOLKIT FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS:

Chris Neuhaus will present, "Rod Library Services and Resources-The Essential Toolkit for Graduate Students," from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 16, in ITT 136. Learn about interlibrary loan, research consultations, wireless and hardwired networks and guides to grant writing and proposal funding. Contact Ken Nesbett, Graduate Student Life Graduate Assistant at knesbett@uni.edu to sign up. Following the presentation, the workshop will be posted at www.grad.uni.edu.

 

'DEATH PERCEPTION: THE SCIENCE OF FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY':

Join curator Tyler O'Brien, assistant professor of anthropology, as he explains the concept of the exhibit and student research involved in bringing "Death Perception: The Science of Forensic Anthropology" to life at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the University Museum.

 

GRAD FACULTY BROWN BAG LECTURE:

Adrienne Stanley, associate professor of mathematics, presents "Boards and Cords: Quantifying Artificial Cranial Deformation" from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, in MSH 001. Stanley will discuss her work to develop a quantifiable method to assign skulls from prehispanic archaeological sites into three categories: non-deformed, annular deformation and tabular deformation. Coffee and cookies will be provided. Bring your own lunch.

 

WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS:

"Writing Workshop II: The Productive Graduate Student" from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 16, in ITT 136. Learn how to master the conventions of the Literature Review, the Thesis and Dissertation Proposal and the Abstract. Reduce stress by understanding the predictable part of scholarly research.

 

"Writing Workshop III: The Eloquent Graduate Student," from 4 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in ITT 136. This workshop is for students with a major course-assigned literature review, thesis/dissertation proposals or thesis/dissertation drafts in hand. Participants will experience hands-on practice with editing and proofreading strategies and improve familiarity and confidence with style manuals and documentation rituals.

To sign up for any of these workshops, contact Ken Nesbett, at knesbett@uni.edu. Following the workshops, the presentations will be posted at www.grad.uni.edu.

 

LEARN ABOUT GREEN BUILDING UPGRADES:

The UNI Campus Activities Board will host "Green Building Upgrades: Lessons from the University of Oregon" at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the Lang Auditorium. Dennis Munroe, director of the Physical Education and Recreation Department at the University of Oregon, will discuss the successes of current projects at Oregon, as well as present options to make UNI a more sustainable and energy-efficient campus.

 

DEATH, DECAY AND RECONSTRUCTION:

Tyler O'Brien, assistant professor of anthropology, will present "The Forensic Anthropology of Human Skeletons" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the University Museum. There be will graphic and disturbing images included in this presentation. Materials presented are not meant to be seen by children or those with a weak stomach.

 

THE CHALLANGES OF LAND MANAGEMENT AND STEWARDSHIP:

Joe McGovern, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, will discuss the challenges that come with managing land on a statewide level at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center. These challenges range from the protection of the natural resources to setting up easements with private land owners. For more information, contact Ryan Welch at 273-3828 or e-mail rwelch@uni.edu.

 

CROW FORUM:

CROW Forum will be at noon, Monday, March 2, in the CME 109A. Atul Mitra, management, will present "Gender and Personality Differences in Perceptions of Changes in Pay Levels." Women's and Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff and the community are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.

MEETINGS:

PRSSA MEETING:

PRSSA is a nationally recognized public relations society that provides students with networking opportunities and national exposure to the world of PR. PRide is the student-run firm under UNI's PRSSA chapter and works with 12 clients in the Cedar Valley, giving students practical, hands-on experience. PRide meets at 3:15 p.m., Mondays, in LNG 345, followed by PRSSA.

 

HISTORY CLUB MEETING:

History Club will have a meeting at 8:15 p.m., Monday, Feb. 16, in SRL 14. It is not necessary to be a history major to attend. The club meets weekly. Contact jherker@uni.edu with questions.

 

UNI RIGHT TO LIFE:

UNI Right to Life will have a meeting at 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the Presidential Room (lower level of Maucker Union).

 

CRP MEETINGS:

Cedar River Productions is gearing up for another semester of video production projects and workshops. A meeting takes place at 5 p.m., every Thursday, in the Lang Hall Production Studio (behind the Interpreter's Theatre).

PERFORMING ARTS:

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Unknown Component will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 16, in KUNI's studio on the third floor of the CAC. Keith Lynch plays the instruments and records the vocals for each album, writes the lyrics and music and creates the album's artwork. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12. For broadcast times and stations, visit http://www.iowapublicradio.org.

 

SUZUKI FACULTY RECITAL:

The UNI School of Music Suzuki School will present a combined faculty recital at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

TROMBONE RECITAL:

Assistant professor of trombone Chris Buckholz will present a recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, in Davis Hall, GBPAC with repertoire and additional performers to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

 

BLUES BLOWOUT FEATURING ERIC SARDINAS & BIG MOTOR:

Eric Sardinas will bring his signature brand of delta dynamite to the 2009 Winter Blues Blowout at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo. Iowa City area's Kevin "BF" Burt & the Instigators will open the show. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Advance tickets can be ordered by phone at (800) 772-2440, ext. 0, online at http://events.publicbroadcasting.net/kuni/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&eventID=826202 or at the KUNI Studios and Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls. Presented by the Friends of KUNI/KHKE on behalf of Iowa Public Radio. All proceeds benefit Iowa Public Radio.

 

TALLCORN JAZZ FESTIVAL:

The Beta Nu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the UNI School of Music will host the 54th Annual Tallcorn Jazz Festival and 58th Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz Concerts at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20 and Saturday, Feb. 21, in Bengtson Auditorium, in Russell Hall. For tickets, call 273-4TIX. For more information, call 273-2028.

 

'TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD':

The Montana Repertory Theatre will present "To Kill a Mockingbird" at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 22, at the GBPAC. For tickets, visit www.gbpac.com or call 273-4TIX. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount on tickets.

 

'EVIDENCE':

See "Evidence" at 7:30 p.m, Sunday, Feb. 22, at the GBPAC. Ronald K. Brown and his dance company, Evidence, blend African, modern ballet and hip-hop to tell stories about what matters to the human experience. For more information and tickets, visit www.gbpac.com or call 273-4TIX. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount on tickets.

 

HORN RECITAL:

Assistant professor of horn Yu-Ting Su will present a recital at 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. Repertoire and additional performers will be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL RECITAL WEEKEND:

The UNI Suzuki School will present their bi-annual recital weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 28 and March 1, in Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

'THE PAJAMA GAME':

See "The Pajama Game" at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday, March 1, at the GBPAC. For more information and tickets, visit www.gbpac.com or call 273-4TIX. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount on tickets.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

INTRAMURAL WRESTLING:

Intramural wrestling preliminaries will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24. Registration and weigh-in will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Finals will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25. All activities take place in the West Gym. Workout times for the West Gym wrestling room have been arranged. Contact the IM Office, WRC 161, (273-7262) for details.

 

EATING ATTITUDES TEST:

Find out if you have healthy eating attitudes and behaviors by taking an eating attitudes test from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, in WRC 104. The test will be done on a drop-in basis and will take about 30 minutes. Contact Joan Thompson for more information at 273-2198.

 

INTRAMURAL HOT SHOT, FREE THROW AND THREE-POINT CONTEST:

An intramural hot shot, free throw and three-point contest will take place Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 26 and 27. Registration will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m.; contestants will shoot as soon as they are registered and a court is available. Open to men and women, singles, doubles or co-rec. All participants registering must sign up with a partner. Call 273-7262 with questions.

 

DO YOU NEED HELP TO QUIT SMOKING?:

Contact Kathy Green, Wellness and Recreation Services, at 273-6921 or kathy.green@uni.edu for a personal consultation to help you develop strategies for quitting.

 

INTRAMURAL TENNIS AND RACQUETBALL DOUBLES:

Intramural tennis and racquetball doubles are open to men and women. Registration will take place Monday through Wednesday, March 2 through 4, in the WRC 161. Play will begin Monday, March 9 (pool play with a single elimination championship.) Call 273-7262 with questions.

HOURS:

PANTHER SHUTTLE/SAFE RIDE HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/panthershuttle.php

 

LIBRARY HOURS:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#

 
MAUCKER UNION HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/hrs-bcurrent.shtml

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION CENTER HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/hours/index.html

 

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