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Monday, March 23, 2009

NEWS:

FREE TAX RETURN PREPARATION:

UNI accounting students will offer free tax-return preparation services from 5 to 7 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, in CBB 223. Students and the public are welcome. For more information, call 273-2394. See http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=4133

 

NISG ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2009-10:

The Northern Iowa Student Government is seeking loyal, motivated, results-oriented students with plenty of free time to fill the following salaried positions in the Executive Branch: directors of administration, public relations, and diversity & student life; webmaster, and chief of staff/office manager. Positions in the Executive Cabinet are directors of: diversity affairs, external affairs, graduate student affairs, academic initiatives, Greek affairs-fraternities, Greek affairs-sororities, environmental affairs, international student affairs, campus safety, alumni initiatives, admissions initiatives, residence hall relations and campus outreach. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Monday, March 30. Apply at https://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/positions.php

If you have questions regarding any of the positions listed, contact Adam Haselhuhn at adamh@uni.edu.

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR 500 HOUR PROJECT:

American Humanics is asking nonprofit organizations to complete proposals for its 500-hour community-service project for the 2009-2010 academic school year. For more information, visit http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=4219 or contact Juli Gassman at gassman@uni.edu

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

UNI is hosting the Asics USA Wrestling Folkstyle National Championships, Friday through Sunday, April 3-5. Volunteers are needed to keep score, run a score clock and be information runners from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday. Shifts are flexible. For more information visit www.uni.edu/unidome and click on 'Volunteers.' Or contact unidome@uni.edu.

 

UPVOTE.TV OFFERS WEEKLY FIVE-MINUTE NEWS SHOW:

UpVote.TV is one of four news shows produced by the UNI-TV production class. UpVote.TV airs each Thursday in numerous forums, including: UNI cable stations, Facebook, Youtube and on the Web at www.upvote.tv. The show is based on the most popular or controversial stories from the Internet that are selected by the audience through Reddit.com by giving them an "upvote." Tune in and upvote at www.upvote.tv.

 

INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABILITY COURSE:

Introduction to Sustainability [330:059, MWF at 2 p.m.] is a new course open to all students in fall '09. It provides a forum for discussion of 21st century environmental challenges and strategies to achieve sustainability. For more details, contact Bill Stigliani at 273-7150, or visit http://www.uni.edu/indtech/sustainability.html

 

CAPSTONE COURSES:

Capstone courses are listed in the summer schedule of classes under the "CAP" prefix. For information about specific courses, please visit http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/lac/coursedescriptions.shtml#6

 

SUMMER COURSE CHANGES:

Summer course changes have been made to 440:045 Health and Physical Education for Elementary Teachers. This is a "May Term" class which will be held May 11 through June 5. The class will meet daily from 9:50 to 11:50 a.m.

 

YOUR OPINION COULD WIN YOU A PRIZE:

Soon, you'll receive an e-mail invitation from SimpsonScarborough with a link to an online survey. This survey is being conducted for UNI by SimpsonScarborough, a higher education communications consulting firm, to assess views of the university's image and reputation among prospective students, alumni, current students, faculty and staff. Student respondents will be eligible to win a $150 gift card from Amazon.com. For more information, contact james.oconnor@uni.edu.

 

PERSONAL FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE SURVEY:

You are invited to participate in a survey as part of an honors thesis. The purpose of the survey is to determine what affects the personal financial knowledge of undergraduate college students. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, and all responses will be kept confidential and will not be attributed to you personally. Please visit https://access.uni.edu/ and select the Personal Financial Knowledge survey in the announcements section. If you have questions about the survey, contact Adam Moehn at amoehn@uni.edu. You may also contact the IRB Human Participants Coordinator at 273-6148 for more information.

 

COMPLETE NSSE SURVEY:

Freshmen and seniors who are invited to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and complete the survey will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Watch for the survey. For more information on NSSE and available prizes, go to http://www.uni.edu/assessment/studentinformation.shtml.

 

NOMINATE GROUPS/INDIVIDUALS FOR STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARDS:

Award categories and applications for student leadership awards are available at http://www.uni.edu/maucker/leadership/recceremonypage.htm or in the Student Involvement & Activities Center on the upper level of Maucker Union. Applications are due by 4 p.m., Friday, March 27. Awards will be presented at the Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, April 28. Contact Alicia Mireles at mirelesa@uni.edu or 273-7422 with questions.

 

NISG GRADUATION CORDS:

Past and current members of NISG may order an NISG graduation cord if walking in the graduation ceremony this semester. The cords are purple and gold and are available for $7. Order and payment is due by 5 p.m., Monday, April 6. To order, e-mail Brandon Neil, NISG director of public relations, at bneil@uni.edu.

 

NEW SALAD BAR AT PREXY'S IN MAUCKER UNION:

Welcome back from spring break to the newest dining option on campus: the fresh salad bar at Wasabi in Maucker Union. The salad bar is available between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays.
Pasta favorites, pasta Alfredo and macaroni and cheese, are available at Avanti in Prexy’s at Maucker Union. For details on current promotions in restaurants and stores, go to www.uni.edu/dor What’s Happening.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

MERCHANT SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE EXTENDED:

Merchant Scholarships are awarded on the basis of ability, achievement, character, potential and service to society. Scholarships of $2,000 to $4,000 will be awarded for graduate study for the fall of 2009. The application and related information can be accessed at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/merchant/index.shtml. The deadline for this scholarship has been extended to Monday, March 30. Contact Coleen Wagner (coleen.wagner@uni.edu) in the Provost's Office with questions.

 

APPLY FOR 20 BEST INTERNSHIPS ON CAMPUS:

Twenty on-campus co-op positions will be available for the 2009-2010 school year. These are great resume builders. Positions are 15 hours per week for two semesters. Pay is $9 per hour, ($4,050 value; 2009-10 school year). Begin application process now: 1) View Co-op Orientation video online (www.uni.edu/careerservices/co-op/video.html) and 2) review application guidelines (www.uni.edu/careerservices/co-op/students/best-internships-students-how-to-apply-1-08.html). The deadline for submitting a resume through CareerLink is April 5. If you have questions, call 273-6041.

 

DEADLINE FOR OKOBOJI ENTREPRENEURIAL INSTITUTE EXTENDED:

The deadline to apply for the institute has been extended to April 6. UNI second semester sophomores, juniors and seniors can still apply for the Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute to be held at Lake Okoboji, Aug. 9-14. This select group of Iowa college students will get experience running a business. Three hours of UNI credit, room and board are all paid by the UNI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. For more information, stop by BCS 128, call 273-JPEC (5732) or visit www.jpec.org/oko.htm

 

ATTEND MAJOR MEETINGS:

Academic departments will host pre-registration Major Meetings at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 1. New freshmen and students interested in changing majors should attend to receive advice on guidelines for majors and procedures to schedule fall classes. Students may declare a major at the meeting. For meeting locations visit
http://www.uni.edu/advising/event/majormtg/majormt_sp.pdf.

 

NEW PC VENDOR ADDED:

ITS has added an additional personal computer vendor to its PC purchasing Web site. Riverside Technologies offers Hewlett Packard computers plus computer carrying cases with an embroidered UNI logo. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase/.

 

GOOGLE APPLICATIONS WORKSHOP:

The UNI Mac User Group is hosting a Google Applications Workshop at 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in Lang 212 (Mac computer lab) covering online applications like Google Documents and Calendars. UNI professor Leigh Zeitz will lead the workshop. Please come to the workshop with a Google account set up. (Create an account by visiting www.google.com and clicking "Sign In." You can use an existing e-mail address or create a G-mail account.) Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=58847616730

 

HABITUDES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS:

Angela Maiers, author of "Classroom Habitudes: How to Teach 21st Century Learning Habits and Attitudes," will discuss her new book and the difference between being creative on occasion and living creatively as a habit and attitude at 7 p.m., Monday, March 30, in SEC 252. Habitudes are all about living with a habit and attitude of courage, imagination, adaptability -- the Habitudes that will propel you to be and do whatever you desire in the next stages of learning and life. If you have questions about this event, contact Leigh Zeitz at zeitz@uni.edu. Sponsored by ETUG (Educational Technology User Group) and the College of Education.

 

THINKING ABOUT GRADUATE SCHOOL?:

"Thinking About Graduate School" will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballrooms. 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 life as a graduate student. Come learn about graduate education from graduate students and faculty members. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.


APPLY FOR STUDENT ADMISSIONS AMBASSADORS:

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

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

AUTHENTIC CHICKEN ENCHILADA FUNDRAISER:

An authenic chicken enchilda-plate fundraiser will take place from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 27, at the CME. The plate includes two enchiladas, rice, beans and a drink. Sponsored by Lambda Theta Alpha and Lambda Theta Phi.

 

DOUBLE BASS MASTER CLASS TO BE OFFERED:

Visiting artist Dennis Whittaker will offer a double bass master class to School of Music students at 10 a.m., Friday, March 27, in Graham Hall, Russell Hall. Whittaker graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education from Baylor University and a Master’s of Music from Northwestern University, and he has performed with several prominent symphony orchestras throughout the United States. This event is free and open to the public.

 

'SAFE ZONE ALLY' ORIENTATIONS SIGN UP:

Pink ally triangle cards have long indicated support for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning people. As a way to strengthen ally commitment and knowledge of what it means, UNI Proud and the Department of Residence are sponsoring Safe Zone Ally Orientations on Friday, March 27, Wednesday, April 1, and Monday, April 6. To learn about helping to make UNI a safe zone for LGBTQ people, read how and why to attend a session this semester at http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/documents/SafeZoneCommunityWebsitepageSpr09.pdf E-mail drake.martin@uni.edu with questions.

 

REGISTER NOW FOR COLLEGE OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES RESEARCH CONFERENCE:

Participate in the 16th annual College of Social and Behavioral Sciences research conference on Saturday, April 18, in the SEC. The keynote speaker will be Carol Gilligan, a notable figure in the fields of psychology, law, education and gender studies. The early registration deadline is Friday, March 27. Register online at http://www.psych.uni.edu/conference. For questions, contact Priyanka Joshi (joship@uni.edu) or Helen Harton (helen.harton@uni.edu).

 

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL SOLO & ENSEMBLE MASTER CLASS:

The UNI Community Music School will host a solo and ensemble master class at noon, Sunday, March 29, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. For more information, contact Cindi Mason at cynthia.mason@uni.edu.

 

NATIONAL EDUCATOR EXPO/UNI TEACHER FAIR:

The National Educator Expo will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 28, in Maucker Union. This event is free for teachers. More than 50 school districts from Iowa and across the U.S. will visit with educators about jobs for the 2009-2010 academic year. For a list of schools, their tentative vacancies, and further information: http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/events/career/nee/spring/ Sponsored by UNI Career Services, 273-2061.

 

GRAD STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK:

A Graduate Student Celebration will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Monday, March 30, in the CME Multipurpose Room. Enjoy free food and music featuring the Amigos Del Mariachi Band.

 

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM:

The Second Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium will take place Wednesday, April 1 at the GBPAC. Sixty graduate students will showcase their research, scholarships and creative achievements and will be judged by professionals in the field. Creative performances are scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon in the Great Hall with poster presentations in the lobby from 3 to 5 p.m. Gregory Colon Semenza, associate professor of English and director of English graduate studies at the University of Connecticut will present the keynote address, "Preparing Scholars: From the Academy to the Real World." at 2 p.m. in the Great Hall.

 

EDUCATING FOR SERVICE: A NIGHT of CELEBRATION:

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the event "Educating for Service: A Night of Celebration," from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. The event is free and open to the public. Former UNI President Robert Koob will deliver a keynote address at 5:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Cedar Valley Service-Learning Collaborative (Allen College, Hawkeye Community College, UNI, Wartburg College and Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley). For more information, contact Al Hays, 273-2910 or allen.hays@uni.edu.

 

CHFA GRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM:

Come enjoy research presentations by graduate students in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, April 3, in the Great Reading Room, Seerley Hall. Gregory Semenza, University of Connecticut, opens the event with remarks on "Finding a Scholarly Voice in the Humanities." For more information, contact Samuel Gladden at samuel.gladden@uni.edu.

 

TAPP DESIGN SHOW:

The 17th Annual TAPP Design Show, "Chic International," will take place at 7 p.m., Saturday April 4, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Admission is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for general seating. A reception and portfolio review will follow at the CME (in Maucker Union). Sponsored by NISG and CSBS. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/tapp/

 

FOOTSTEPS FOR FLOOD RELIEF:

Participate in a 5K run/walk at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 4, at the GBPAC. Proceeds from the event will go to the Cedar Valley United Way to benefit families affected by the 2008 flooding. Students, faculty and community members can register for the event at http://www.uni.edu/footsteps4floodrelief.

 

SPRINT INTO SPRING 5K:

The 8th Annual PSE 5K run/walk will be held at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 18. Raffle prizes will be given from supporting companies. The entrance fee is $12 before Sunday, April 5, and $15 after the deadline. Participants will receive a T-shirt and a bag full of coupons, discounts and prizes. Early bag pickup will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 17, at the Runners Flat. Register online at www.active.com (keyword:University Mills). For printable registration (dropoff at CBB 336) visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/pse/projects.html. Sponsored by Epsilon Theta.


REGISTER FOR SPRING LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE:

Registration is open for the Student Leadership Center Spring Conference. For registration information, a detailed schedule of events and a description of each session, visit www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter. Contact Alicia Mireles at mirelesa@uni.edu or 273-7422 with questions.

 

PANTHER COLORGUARD AUDITIONS:

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

 

VISITING MONKS TO BUILD SAND MANDALA:

Four Tibetan monks from the University of Arkansas Tibetan Cultural Institute will construct a sand mandala April 13-19 in the lobby of the GBPAC. A mandala is an intricate geometric pattern made from colored sand, grain by grain, representing Buddha and acting as a guide for meditation. For more information, contact Jan Hanish at jan.hanish@uni.edu or 273-3526.

 

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH MOVIE:

See the documentary "For the Bible Tells Me So," a film about homosexuality and the Bible, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Monday, March 23, in SRL 115. Refreshments will be provided. The film will be accompanied by an interactive informational workshop. E-mail rchill@uni.edu for additional information or visit http://www.forthebibletellsmeso.org/film.htm

 

WOMEN IN AMERICAN LIFE - FILM SERIES:

Part one of this five-part series, "Civil War, Recovery, and Westward Expansion," will be shown Monday, March 23, in the CME. The film will run continuously from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

 

ART EXHIBITION AND AWARDS CEREMONY:

The UNI Gallery of Art will present its "Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition" from Monday, March 23 to Monday, April 20. This annual competition showcases outstanding recent works by students in the UNI Department of Art. The awards ceremony for the student exhibition will take place at 7 p.m., Monday, March 23, in KAB 111. An opening reception will follow.

 

BRAZILIAN FILM SERIES:

Watch "Ilé Aiyé" (The House of Life), at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in the CME lobby.This film is a beautiful, impressionistic documentary on Candomble, the Afro-Brazilian religion of the Bahia region.

 

'THE SCIENCE OF MURDER':

Watch this NOVA episode, which investigates the ever-evolving technology used to solve crimes at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 28, at the University Museum. The total run-time is 60 minutes.

 

NEXT FRAME STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL - ANIMATION:

Check out some of the best student animation with NextFrame, a touring festival of international student film, at 7 p.m., Monday, March 30, in KAB 111. Sponsored by Cedar River Productions.

 

'SECRETS OF THE DEAD: HEADLESS ROMANS':

This film will be shown at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 4, at the University Museum, on Hudson Road. Part story, part true-life drama, this series unearths evidence from around the world challenging prevailing ideas and throwing fresh light on unexplained events. Using the most up-to-date science in the laboratory and in the field, scientists, anthropologists and researchers examine the missing pieces of each puzzle, completing the picture of what had been merely an assemblage of suppositions. Run-time is 60 minutes.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

SAVE THE DATE FOR ARNE DUNCAN:

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has accepted an invitation to speak at UNI on Friday, April 24. Details about the time of the presentation and location are being determined. For more information about Sec. Duncan, see http://www.ed.gov/index.jhtml

 

HEARST LECTURE WITH INGRID MATTSON:

The Department of Philosophy and World Religions and the Hearst Lecture Series present "Islam: an American Religion," a lecture by Ingrid Mattson, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Mattson is the director of the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim relations, professor of Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations at Hartford Seminary and president of the Islamic Society of North America. A reception will follow. http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=4226

 

UNI DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES - JUDY JEFFREY:

Judy Jeffrey, director of the Iowa Department of Education, will deliver "The State of the State: Education in Iowa," at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in SEC 244/245. A reception will follow at 3 p.m. in the SEC Lobby. Jeffrey will give an overview of the challenges and opportunities in education in Iowa, including the Iowa Core Curriculum, educator preparation programs, student achievement gap and the future of education.

http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=4217

 

CITIZEN SCIENCE ON SATURDAYS:

Alan Czarnetzki, professor of meteorology, and Jeff Kennedy, KWWL meteorologist, will present the fourth installment of the Citizen Science series at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 28, in the CEEE auditorium. They will review current recommendations for safety during tornadoes, lightning and flash floods. The series, open to the public and free of charge, is intended to make the technical accessible. http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=4231

 

GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP PANEL:

A government leadership panel will be held from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, March 26, in SEC 252, with Andrew Clopton, judicial branch's chief of staff, NISG; Patricia Harper, former Iowa legislator; and Leon Mosley, co-chair, Republican Party of Iowa. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898.

 

LYNN CUTLER LECTURE:

Jessica Nicholson is the chief executive officer of Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS). She is the first woman of color to hold a head legal aid position in the Midwest. Nicholson will discuss her experiences and work in the legal industry as a woman, African American and mother at 4 p.m., Friday, March 27, in the CME. A reception will follow. Co-sponsored by Lynn Cutler Lecture Foundation, UNI GEA, Women’s and Gender Studies Program. http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=4234

 

FORENSICS SHOWCASE:

The UNI Forensics Team will feature students who have qualified to compete at nationals at 7 p.m., Monday, March 30, in Lang 040. Currently, 12 UNI students have qualified to the National Forensics Association National Tournament (Springfield, Mo.), four to the American Forensics Association National Tournament (Akron, Ohio), and one to the Interstate Oratory Tournament (Oxford, Miss.). Seating is limited.

 

OUTSTANDING TEACHING AWARD:

On Wednesday, April 1, the College of Humanities and Fine Arts will present the University Book and Supply Outstanding Teaching Award to Bettina Fabos, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies. Her presentation, "Dr. Professor or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Internet," will be at 7 p.m., in the Kamerick Art Auditorium (KAB 111). This event is free and open to the public.

 

MEDIA LEADERSHIP PANEL:

A Media Leadership panel will be from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 2, in SEC 252. Panelists are Lisa Dahlke, executive editor, Northern Iowan, UNI; Julie Kraft, TV consultant, Frank N. Magid Associates in Cedar Rapids; Nancy Raffensperger Newhoff, editor, Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier. For information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu

 

STEINGRABER TO SPEAK ON ENVIRONMENTAL LINKS TO HEALTH ISSUES:

Sandra Steingraber, internationally known biologist, will discuss her work on environmental links to cancer and reproductive health at 3 and 7 p.m. Monday, April 6. The evening presentation will be in the CEEE Auditorium with a 6:30 p.m. reception in the lobby and a book signing following the talk. The 3 p.m. talk will be in WRC 252 with an environmental law class. The public is invited to all events. http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=4228

PERFORMING ARTS:

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The Mayflies will perform their jam rock and bluegrass music live at 7 p.m., Monday, March 23, in KUNI's studio on the third floor of the CAC. "Live from Studio One" hosts performances by (mostly) acoustic musicians in an intimate setting. This weekly music program is produced and hosted by Iowa Public Radio's Karen Impola. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12. For broadcast times and stations, visit http://www.iowapublicradio.org.

 

'CHOSEN: A CHAMBER THEATRE READING':

"Chosen: A Chamber Theatre Reading," coordinated by professor of composition and theory Jonathan Schwabe, will premiere the reading of a new student chamber theatre piece at 8 p.m., Monday, March 23, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

NORTHWIND QUINTET CONCERT:

The Northwind Quintet will offer a spring recital at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall, featuring UNI School of Music faculty artists Tom Barry, oboe, Amanda McCandless, clarinet, David Rachor, bassoon, and Yu-Ting Su, horn, with guest artist Dominique Cawley, flute. This event is free and open to the public.

 

DOUBLE BASS RECITAL:

Visiting artist Dennis Whittaker, double bass, will present a recital at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in Graham Hall, Russell Hall. Whittaker has performed with several prominent symphony orchestras throughout the United States. This event is free and open to the public.

 

PIANO RECITAL:

Visiting artist Jeongwon Ham, piano, will offer a recital at 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. She has won numerous piano competitions, including the Bartók/Kabalevsky International Piano Competition, and has performed internationally. This event is free and open to the public. http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=4233

 

NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:

Under the direction of conductor Rebecca Burkhardt, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 26, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

 

DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL:

The UNI Interpreters Theatre will present "Daddy's Little Girl," followed by "The Mating Game," at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, March 26-28, in LNG 040. Admission is free; 90 people will be admitted per show on a first-come, first-served basis. This production is intended for mature audiences; it contains strong language and sexual situations. http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=4237

 

DAYS OF PERCUSSION:

UNI School of Music will host the 2009 Iowa Days of Percussion Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28. Part of this event is a performance featuring guest artist John Riley with UNI’s own Jazz Band One, at 7 p.m., Friday, March 27, in Bengtson Auditorium. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, see http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=4238 or contact Randy Hogancamp at randy.hogancamp@uni.edu.

 

PERFORMANCE COMPETITION FINALS:

The UNI School of Music will present the Spotlight Series Concert: Performance Competition Finals at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 30, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This showcase features talented student finalists competing for the Presser Foundation Award, the Charles and Marleta Matheson Award, the Myron and Ruth Russell Award and the People's Choice Award. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

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

An intramural 4-on-4 Co-Rec Sand Volleyball Tournament will take place at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 19, at the WRC Sand Volleyball Court. Open to men, women, faculty and staff. Entry forms are available Monday, April 6, in WRC161. The entry fee is $20 per team. Register Monday through Wednesday, April 13-15. Play is limited to the first eight teams to register. For further information, call 273-7262.

 

MEN'S SLOW-PITCH SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:

Intramural men's slow-pitch softball tournament is open to students, faculty and staff. It will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 18, at the Intramural Fields. Entry fee is $20 per team, with a two-game guarantee. Registration forms will be available the week of March 30, at WRC 161. Entries are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, Intramural Office, WRC161. For further information, call 273-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL BENCH PRESS COMPETITION:

An intramural bench press competition will take place at 7:05 p.m., Monday, March 30, in the WRC 153 (Free Weight Room). Weigh-in will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. and warm-up will start 15 minutes prior to the competition. Entry for this event will take place at the time of weigh-in. Open to men and women. Contact the IM Office at 273-7262 for more information.

 

INTRAMURAL BADMINTON:

An intramural badminton competition, open to men, women and co-rec, will be held at the WRC South Courts. Men's/women's singles will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, men's/women's doubles will be held at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, and the co-rec competition will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 25. Brackets will be posted by 7 p.m. each evening of play. Registration will take place for singles from 6 to 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, and for co-rec and doubles from 6 to 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, March 25. Contact the IM office at 273-7262 with questions.

 

INTRAMURAL 1-ON-1 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT:

An intramural one-on-one basketball tournament will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, on the WRC South Courts. The tournament will have three divisions: women, men under 6' and men over 6'. Registration will be held from 6 to 6:45 p.m, Wednesday, April 1, on the WRC South Courts and brackets will be posted there at 6:55 p.m. Contact the IM Office at 273-7262 for more information.

 

INTRAMURAL TABLE TENNIS:

Intramural Table Tennis is open to men, women and co-rec. Singles play at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 7; doubles at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 8; and co-rec at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 8. Registration for singles is 6 to 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 7; and for doubles/co-rec at 6 to 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 8. Registration and competition take place on WRC South Courts. For further information, call 273-7262.

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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