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Monday, April 13, 2009

NEWS:

CAMPUS STORM SHELTER LOCATIONS:

We are entering the "severe weather" season in Iowa. Every building has areas designated as "Severe Weather Shelters." Make sure you know where the designated areas are in your buildings. Emergency Shelter areas for each building can be found at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/healthsafety/tips/shelters.shtml

 

YOUR OPINION WANTED:

During the week of April 13, you'll receive an e-mail invitation from SimpsonScarborough with a link to an online survey. The sender address will be info@simpsonscarborough.com. This survey is being conducted for UNI by SimpsonScarborough, a higher-education market-research firm, to assess views of the university's image and reputation among UNI students. UNI's brand strategy will drive integrated marketing and public relations programs developed to support the university's reputation, increase enrollment and retention, and increase revenue. Student respondents will be eligible to win a $150 gift certificate to amazon.com. For more information, contact james.oconnor@uni.edu

 

CP PARKING PERMITS:

CP Parking permits cannot be ordered through the online parking permit application. Approval to purchase the permit must be made by the Department of Residence. Information about the application for CP permits can be found at http://www.uni.edu/dor/parking/index.htm. Those persons approved to purchase the CP permit can begin purchasing them at the Dept. of Public Safety Monday, Aug. 3.

 

CLIMATE SURVEY RESULTS:

The results of the campus-wide climate survey conducted by the Office of Institutional Research are available. Student participation was 15.3 percent and employee participation was 51.6 percent. The Diversity Council, the Diversity Advisory Committee and College Diversity Councils and other units on campus will be analyzing the data and using their findings to improve programs and policies across campus. View the results at http://www.uni.edu/diversity/.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT STUDENT LOANS:

Effective with the 2009-10 academic year, students must accept their loans on their Award Notification in order for the Office of Student Financial Aid to process them. Access your Award Notification on MyUNIverse at http://MyUNIverse.uni.edu.

 

NATIONAL SURVEY OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT:

Were you invited to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement? Reply to the survey sent to your UNI e-mail address and get your name entered into a drawing for prizes awarded during finals week. For more information on NSSE or to see a prize list, go to http://www.uni.edu/assessment/nssedrawing.shtml.

 

JUDY JEFFREY DISTINGUISHED LECTURE AUDIO/VISUAL LINK:

Judy Jeffrey's UNI Distinguished Lecture Series presentation on Wednesday, March 25 is available at http://mm1.uni.edu:8080/ramgen/1/dls/090325_jeffery.rm Real Player is needed to download the link.

 

WOMEN'S RUGBY QUALIFIES FOR NATIONALS:

The UNI Women's Rugby Team beat Grand Valley State and Indiana University to win the Division 1 Midwest Title on Sunday, March 29. The team will now advance to the Division 1 National Sweet 16 Tournament as the No. 1 seed from the Midwest. This is the fifth straight year the team has qualified for nationals. They will compete as the No. 10 seed nationally and will compete against No. 9 BYU first round. The other side of the bracket is Penn State versus Dartmouth. Contact Jennifer Murra, UNI Women's Rugby adviser/manager at jennifer.murra@uni.edu with questions or comments.

 

SUMMER ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY COURSE:

The Abnormal Psychology course (400:142:01) has openings this summer. Enrollment during the academic year closes quickly and is typically restricted to juniors and seniors only, but sophomores are allowed to take this course with instructor permission. Enroll through the Registrar or contact seth.brown@uni.edu for permission.

 

CORRECTION TO SUMMER SCHEDULE:

Human Identity and Relationships (31F:010:01) with Elaine Eshbaugh will be offered this summer from 10 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 22-July 31. The session was incorrect in the summer schedule book. This course counts for liberal arts core credit in category 4B.

 

NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Bremwood's Woodhaven Shelter in Waverly will participate in First Lady Mari Culver’s Shelter Awareness Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 25. Volunteers are needed to paint outside walls and wash vans and windows. Lunch will be served. Volunteers should e-mail volunteerUNI@vccv.org

 

NEW COURSE 'WIND ENERGY APPLICATIONS IN IOWA':

330:059 "Wind Energy Applications in Iowa," a two-hour credit Continuing Education class, will be offered in the fall on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. The class will discuss a green understanding of wind energy relative to environment, politics, economics and technology and also will include history, economic issues, turbine types, materials, locations, power grids, transmission, political and career implications, GIS, GPS, meteorology, soil and land use.

 

SUSTAINABILITY: DID YOU KNOW?:

In its second year of operation, which ended in September, 2008, the Recycling Substation at UNI received 215.34 tons, a 17.9 percent increase over year one.

 

JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON SUSTAINABILITY:

Join the campus conversation on sustainability from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, April 14, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Attend all or only part of a session, as your schedule allows. Visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/energy/energy_sub/campus-conversation.shtml to register; select the link on the page and login using your CatID and password.

 

VIOLENCE INTERVENTION SERVICES WEB SITE:

Explore the new Violence Intervention Services Web site at www.uni.edu/violenceservices. The site contains information regarding sexual assault, physical and emotional abuse, stalking, harassment, pertinent laws and policies, including the recently revised Student Sexual Misconduct Policy, victim assistance and support, prevention, upcoming events and more. Contact Mark Rowe at mark.rowe@uni.edu, or 273-3423 with questions.

 

SUMMER COURSE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATION STUDENTS:

The summer class of 440:045 Health and Physical Education for Elementary Teachers is a "May Term" class which starts May 11 through June 5. The class will meet daily from 9:50 to 11:50 am.

 

SUSHI TUESDAY:

The next Sushi Tuesday will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, at Wasabi in Maucker Union. Fresh sushi rolls (California rolls, veggie cream cheese rolls and tuna rolls) are prepared in Prexy's kitchens. For details on current promotions in restaurants and stores, go to www.uni.edu/dor What’s Happening.

 

EARTH DAY PROMOTIONS:

Celebrate Earth Day April 15-22 with specials on Gatorade and G2 energy/replenishment drinks for just $1 at Essentials and Prexy's in Maucker Union, 23rd Street Market in Commons and Biscotti's in Redeker Center. Campus convenience stores customers can sign up for a bicycle give-away (two bikes) from Europa Cycle and a bicycle gear give-away. Enter the drawings at Biscotti’s in Redeker Center, Prexy's and Essentials in Maucker Union and 23rd Street Market in Commons. For details on current promotions in restaurants and stores, go to www.uni.edu/dor What’s Happening.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

ITS GRADUATE ASSISTANT OPENING:

ITS-Educational Technology has an opening for a graduate assistant during the next academic year. This assistantship entails a 20-hour work week that involves presenting computer workshops to UNI students, faculty and staff. For the 2009-10 academic year, payment may involve a full stipend and/or a full tuition scholarship. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/gradassistant.html.

 

NISG RECORDING SECRETARY OPENING:

NISG is looking for a hardworking, motivated recording secretary for the 2009-2010 session. The recording secretary will work a few hours per week with the speaker preparing agendas, recording minutes and editing legislation. Applicants are required to have Wednesday nights available. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 15. Apply at https://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/positions.php

 

JOIN THE GYMNASTICS SPORT CLUB:

Anyone wanting to practice and learn gymnastics should contact bestr@uni.edu.

 

STUDENT ASSOCIATION OF MIDDLE LEVEL EDUCATORS MEETING:

The Student Association of Middle Level Educators will meet from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, April 13, SEC fifth- floor lounge. Anyone interested in teaching grades 5-8 is invited. Nominations for 2009-2010 officers will be taken.

 
FINANCIAL LITERACY SEMINAR:

The UNIBusiness Presidents' Council will host a financial literacy seminar at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, in SEC 247. A panel of professionals from Veridian Credit Union, including CEO Jean Trainor, will discuss credit and how to best manage your finances in college and after graduation. There also will be a Q&A session. Contact Darrin Ross, SIFE President, at darrin@uni.edu for additional information.

 

INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR ENGLISH TEACHING MAJORS:

Attend the UNICoTE (Council of Teachers of English) meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, April 20, in BAK 161. A recent UNI graduate (presently teaching high school English) and a representative from the Office of the Registrar will offer advice and answer questions. Refreshments will be provided. Direct questions, comments or concerns to UNICoTE president Emily Burney at eburney@uni.edu or Faculty Adviser Jim Davis at james.davis@uni.edu

 

KOOB SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED:

The Robert and Yvonne Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement is an endowment supporting students completing internships in positions of service in Iowa. Interns chosen to receive awards through the Koob Fund will be selected based on benefits to the student, the sponsoring organization and the community outside of UNI. Awards range from $1,000 to $3,000. Scholarship information can be found at:

http://www.uni-foundation.org/page.aspx?id=lotw36p89. Applications are Due Thursday, April 23. For more information, contact Julianne Gassman at 273-2264 or gassman@uni.edu.

 
WRC HIRING FOR FALL:

Wellness and Recreation Services is accepting applications for student employment. All UNI students are welcome to apply. Applications may be picked up at the WRC 101 or at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/student_employment/jobs.html.

 

MUSEUM SUMMER INTERNSHIPS:

Two paid summer internships are available through a grant program with the University Museum from Monday, May 18 through Friday, Aug. 7. Public program and promotional assistant and educational program assistant positions require a commitment of 20 hours per week. Detailed descriptions, qualifications and requirements are posted on the Online Job Board.

 

4TH ANNUAL IDEA DIVERSITY SUMMIT:

Register now for the IDEA Diversity Summit to be held Thursday, April 23 at Maucker Union. The summit features a keynote by Bruce King, chief diversity officer at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, as well as a variety of breakout sessions and panels featuring faculty, staff and administrators from around Iowa. More information can be found at www.iowadiversitysummit.com.

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

VISITORS TO BUILD SAND MANDALA:

Visitors from the Tibetan Cultural Institute and the University of Arkansas will build a sand mandala between Monday, April 13 and Saturday, April 18 in the lobby of the GBPAC. Attend an opening ceremony at 10 a.m., Monday, April 13 and a closing ceremony at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, April 19, in the GBPAC lobby. Mandala construction times and other information is available at www.uni.edu/mandala. Professor James Robinson will discuss "The World of Tibetan Buddhism: An Overview of its Philosophy and Practice" by the Dalai Lama at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 16, on the Gallery Level of the GBPAC. The book is available at University Book & Supply. Contact Jan Hanish at jan.hanish@uni.edu for more information.

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH--CLOTHESLINE PROJECT SHIRT MAKING:

Design a shirt to give voice to experiences of violence that are often shrouded in silence from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, April 13 and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, in the Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge. The display will be featured at the Take Back the Night event on Tuesday, April 21. Bring a toiletry or non-perishable food item for Seeds of Hope. Sponsored by: SAVE, Seeds of Hope, Women's and Gender Studies. For a complete listing of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, visit www.uni.edu/violenceservices. Click on Prevention, and Upcoming Events.

 

CELEBRATE HONORS WEEK, APRIL 13 THROUGH 18:

Honors Week is packed with events happening everyday, including guest lecturers, seminars, undergraduate research presentations and a university-wide book drive. Visit www.uni.edu/honors for a complete schedule of events.

 

PANTHER SHOUT OUT:

UNI's on-campus game show, "Panther Shout Out!" is taping its last two episodes of the year Tuesday, April 14. The episodes will feature a live studio audience for the first time. The show is being taped in the Performance Studio of Lang Hall, with doors opening at 5 p.m., and taping from 6 to 8 p.m. Gift certificates, cash, and Panther Shout Out T-shirts will be awarded to select audience members. For more information, e-mail Cory Houser at houserc@uni.edu.

 

PANTHER BASH:

Enjoy free food and fun at a BBQ style cookout with hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled chicken, veggie kabobs, chips and more from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, in front of the Campanile. Sponsored by NISG.

 

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT RECEPTION:

UNI student employment week will be celebrated Monday through Friday, April 13-17. Honor the '08-'09 UNI Student Employee and Employer of the Year at a reception from 3:30 to 4:30, Wednesday, April 15, in the Great Reading Room (SRL 116). All student finalists will be recognized and campus winners will be announced. Light refreshments will be served.

 

BONE MARROW DRIVE:

Join the Bone Marrow Registry and take the opportunity to save lives by getting your cheek swabbed. Cheek swabs will be collected from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 16, at the WRC and from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Redeker Dining Center. For more information, visit www.marrow.org, or contact Colleen Chapleau at (319) 356-7515 or colleen-chapleau@uiowa.edu

 

OLIVE GARDEN SPAGHETTI DINNER:

Habitat for Humanity and Olive Garden are teaming up for a spaghetti dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 16, at the Wesley Foundation on College Street. Buy a $5 ticket from any Habitat member or pay $6 at the door. Pasta and refreshments, as well as Olive Garden breadsticks and salad will be served. Contact Jill Elbert at jelbert@uni.edu with questions.

 

JAPANESE EXHIBIT:

Sample sushi and learn about Japanese culture at an exhibition from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday April 17, in the CME. Displays and presentations will be given by Kansai Gaidai University students in the Culture and Intensive English Program.

 

RELAY FOR LIFE:

UNI Colleges Against Cancer is hosting its annual Relay For Life from 6 p.m. Friday, April 17 through 6 a.m., Saturday April, 18, in the UNI-Dome. Everyone is welcome to attend, walk, donate, and support the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer. There will be free entertainment, games and activities.

 

BELLY DANCE WORKSHOP AND SHOW:

Shiara will teach a workshop including belly dance combinations at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 19, in the CME. A variety of dancers will perform that evening at 6:30 p.m. ($5 donation). All are welcome. See http://www.uni.edu/harton/workshop2009.html for more information.

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH V-DAY POETRY SLAM:

Professional slammers from SayYes2Poetry will be on campus giving students a piece of their mind concerning sexual assault at 7 p.m., Monday, April 20, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Bring a toiletry or non-perishable item for Seeds of Hope. Sponsored by the V-Day Committee. For a complete listing of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, visit www.uni.edu/violenceservices. Click on Prevention and Upcoming Events.

 

GUEST ARTIST MASTER CLASS: STEVEN MEAD, EUPHONIUM:

Visiting artist Steven Mead will present a euphonium master class at 5 p.m., Monday, April 20, in Graham Hall, Russell Hall. Known worldwide as a prominent soloist, collaborator, innovator and educator, Mead is widely regarded as one of the most successful professional euphonium performers in the world today. This event is free and open to the public.

 

'PAWPSICLES ON THE PLAZA':

Get free popsicles and help raise money for a scholarship from noon to 2 p.m., Monday, April 20, on the Union roof. Celebrate the Student Challenge and learn about the tradition of giving. Enjoy a treat and listen to an amazing band, the Pac-a-techs. Visit www.uni-foundation.org/studentgift to learn more.

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH: TAKE BACK THE NIGHT MARCH, RALLY VIGIL:

Be a part of this march, rally, and vigil celebrating the right to exist without fear of violence and hatred at 7:15 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, outside Redeker Center or Towers Center. The rain location will be the Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge. Bring a toiletry or non-perishable item for Seeds of Hope. Sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies, SAVE Forum Actors, Students Against a Violent Environment and Greek Life. For a complete listing of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, visit www.uni.edu/violenceservices. Click on Prevention, and Upcoming Events.

 

FOODSTOCK '09:

Six local bands will perform live at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, in Lang Auditorium. This benefit concert is an effort to fight hunger in NE Iowa and all proceeds will go to The NE Iowa Food Bank. Admission is three canned goods or $10. Bands include: North of July, Skies Ablaze, Andy Hursh, Old Men Dead Dogs, A Past Unknown, and East By Air. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=94203425728&ref=ts. Sponsored by KULT Radio 94.5FM and Cedar River Productions.

 

FREE BIKE TUNE-UPS:

Get a free bike tune-up, provided by Europa Cycle and Ski from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, in the Maucker Union courtyard as part of the Earth Day Celebration. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/docs/earthdayflier.pdf for more information.

 

BASH THE TRASH: PICK UP AND PICNIC ON COLLEGE HILL:

Help make a positive impact on the College Hill neighborhood at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 25, at Seerley Park for a two-hour garbage pick up on the Hill, followed by a free picnic lunch at noon. E-mail team.connecten@gmail.com for more information or to RSVP.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

INVISIBLE CHILDREN DOCUMENTARY:

Attend a free showing of a documentary at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, in Lang Hall Auditorium. The film will be shown by Invisible Children: The Rescue, a student organization affiliated with Invisible Children Inc. which raises awareness of the abduction, displacement and death of children and adults in Uganda. For more information, visit www.invisiblechildren.com. E-mail alexandercw05@yahoo.com with questions or to get involved.

 

NEXTFRAME STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL--SHORT FILM:

Check out some of the best student short films with NextFrame, the touring festival of international student film at 7 p.m., Monday, April 20, in KAB 111. Sponsored by Cedar River Productions.

 

SECRETS OF THE DEAD: AZTEC MASSACRE:

See "Secrets of the Dead: Aztec Massacre" at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 25, at the University Museum. 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:

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Students Bree McClenning and Joe Zeitler will give presentations on their undergraduate research projects at 4 p.m., Monday, April 13, in LAT 125. McClenning will present "Carbonate Petrology and Depositional History of Oolites within the Ste. Genevieve Limestone in Southern Illinois" and Zeitler will present "Application of a Bench-top X-ray Fluorescence Unit to the Geothermometry of Spahelerite and Galena." For more information, call 273-2707.

 

GENES AND POLITICAL IDEOLOGY:

John Hibbing, Foundations Regents University Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will discuss the relationship between genes and political ideology from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, in SEC 252. Hibbing has done extensive research on the role of genetics in determining political attitudes. Most recently his work appeared in the Sept. 19, 2008 issue of the journal Science and on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Contact Chris Larimer in Political Science with questions (christopher.larimer@uni.edu).

 

LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP--CITIZENSHIP:

The final workshop for the student leadership center will be at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Stacy Van Gorp and Lauren Pelleymounter will discuss how students can get involved in the community and become engaged citizens. This interactive session will also allow students to discuss service projects and how they can work together to make a substantive impact on issues about which they are passionate. Contact Jeff Ramsey (ramseyj@uni.edu) with questions.

 

HARI SHANKAR LECTURE:

Eric Hart, adjunct associate professor of mathematics at Maharishi University of Management and president of Hart Consulting, will present the Hari Shankar Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in Lantz Auditorium of MSH. Hart's lecture, "The Iowa Core Curriculum for K-12 Mathematics: Important Mathematics, Effective Teaching and Deep Learning," will explore the mathematics portion of the new Iowa Core Curriculum through puzzles, videos and a classroom vignette. Refreshments will follow the talk, which is open to the public and free of charge.

 

HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION:

The next Hot Topics in Education, "21st Century Learning and the Iowa Core Curriculum," will be presented at noon, Wednesday, April 15, in the CME 109. Nadene Davidson, interim department head and assistant professor in the Department of Teaching, and Jody Stone professor, in the Division of Science Education and Department of Teaching, will discuss implications of 21st century skills on K-12 student learning. The presentation is open to all faculty, staff and students.

 

LEADERSHIP AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT:

A leadership and sexual harassment program will be held from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 16, in SEC 252. Presenters will be Gwenne Culpepper, associate director for compliance and equity management at UNI, and Lt. Col. Chris Lukasiewicz, department head, Military Science-ROTC at UNI. They will discuss policies and strategies for dealing with sexual harassment. Free and open to the public. Call 273-6898 or e-mail YLA@UNI.edu with questions.

 

'UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION FOR GLOBALIZATION':

Russ Wasendorf, chairman and CEO of PFGBEST, will give an address on "Undergraduate Education for Globalization," at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 17, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Immediately following this address, a panel of UNI alumni in the humanities and fine arts, who are leaders in international enterprises, will describe the impact of globalization on their careers and organizations, as well as the preparation people need to work in for globalized business and non-profit organizations.

 

ELEMENTARY LITERACY CONFERENCE:

UNI and Price Lab School will host the 41st annual Elementary Literacy Conference (ELC) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, April 17, in the SEC. The conference will focus on elementary reading and literature skills. Businesses from the Cedar Valley and the Midwest will showcase merchandise throughout the day in the exhibition hall in the lobby of the SEC. UNI students, faculty and staff are invited to check out the many exhibition tables featuring Pampered Chef, Longaberger, Beads and Beyond, Green Street Gifts, Lia Sophia, University Book and Supply and more. More information can be found at http://www.pls.uni.edu/read.

 

HONORS RESEARCH CONFERENCE:

Senior honors students and presidential scholars will present their thesis research projects on Saturday, April 18. The event will begin with continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in Lang Hall second-floor auditorium lounge. Following will be eight concurrent sessions of research presentations in LNG 208, 211, 222 and 223. For a complete schedule, visit http://www.uni.edu/honors/researchday.shtml. Presentations are open to the public.

 

ANNUAL 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. Carol Gilligan, a notable figure in the field of psychology, law, education, and gender studies and author of "In a Different Voice," will give the keynote address at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 18, at the CSBS Student Research Conference. The conference will also feature student research presentations, workshops and panel discussions. Visit www.psych.uni.edu/conference to register and for more information.

 

WES JACKSON TO DISCUSS AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES:

Wes Jackson, president of The Land Institute and an international leader in the sustainable agriculture movement, will discuss "The 50 Year Farm Bill," at 7 p.m., Monday, April 20, in the CEEE Auditorium. Jackson will look at key ideas in agriculture as well as environmental studies. He founded The Land Institute in his native Kansas in 1976 and has written several books including "New Roots for Agriculture" and "Becoming Native to This Place." Named a MacArthur Fellow in 1992, in 2000 he received the Right Livelihood Award (called the "alternative Nobel prize").

 

ABORTION: A BETRAYAL OF FEMINISM:

Karen Shablin will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 21 in SRL 115. Shablin was a card-carrying member of NARAL until she went through an abortion herself and then became pro-life. She is a health policy expert and former state Medicaid agency head and is now a speaker for the pro-woman organization Feminists for Life.

 

LECTURE ON THE HOLOCAUST:

The Inaugural Norman Cohn family Holocaust remembrance and education lecture will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, in Bengston Auditorium in Russell Hall. Michael Berenbaum, distinguished Holocaust scholar; former director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Research Institute and former president of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation will speak on "The Holocaust and Contemporary Ethics: Legal, Religious, Political and Medical Ethical Implications of the Holocaust." Call 273-2725 for more information. Free and open to the public.

PERFORMING ARTS:

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Greg Klyma, the "Rust Belt Vagabond" - a folk troubadour with a rock 'n' roll heart, will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, April 13, in KUNI's studio on the third floor of the CAC. For more information, visit klyma.com. "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.

 

STUDENT COMPOSERS' CONCERT:

The School of Music will present the student composers' concert at 8 p.m., Monday, April 13, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Coordinated by professor of composition and theory Jonathan Schwabe, student composers will showcase their work in this spring recital. This event is free and open to the public.

 

JAZZ PANTHERS:

Under the direction of conductor Robert Washut, the UNI Jazz Panthers will offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. Acclaimed jazz trumpeter Bobby Shew will be the featured guest artist. For tickets, call 3-4TIX. For more details, see

http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=4263

 

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, KAJI-DAIKO & WEST AFRICAN DRUM ENSEMBLE CONCERT:

Under the direction of percussion professor and faculty artist Randy Hogancamp, the UNI Percussion & West African Drum Ensembles will perform, along with UNI's new Taiko drum ensemble Kaji-Daiko, at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

EURYDICE:

The Strayer-Wood Theatre will present "Eurydice" by Sarah Ruhl, a poetic modern interpretation of the Greek myth of Orpheus, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, April 16-18; Wednesday through Saturday, April 22-25; and at 2 p.m., Sundays, April 19 and 26. Tickets are $14 for the general public and free for UNI students. Call 273-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 

'SEX ACROSS THE CURRICULUM':

The UNI Interpreters Theatre will present "Sex Across the Curriculum," starring guest artist Jennifer Tuder of St. Cloud State, at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, in Lang 040. Admission is free. Seating is limited to 90 per show, first-come, first-served.

 

UNI SINGERS AND WOMEN'S CHORUS:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Brad Barrett and visiting artist and conductor Dyan Meyer, the UNI Singers and UNI Women's Chorus will offer a shared concert as part of the Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 16, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

 

NORTHERN IOWA WIND SYMPHONY CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Ronald Johnson, the Northern Iowa Wind Symphony will offer a concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 17, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

MUSIC EDUCATION WORKSHOP:

School of Music instructor in music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate a music education workshop at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 18, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.

 

FACULTY STRING QUARTET CONCERT:

The UNI Faculty String Quartet will offer a recital at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 18, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Featuring School of Music faculty artists Frederick Halgedahl, violin; Therese Fetter, violin; Julia Bullard, viola; and Jonathan Chenoweth, cello, this event is free and open to the public.

 

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL FESTIVAL AND RECITALS:

The UNI School of Music’s Community Music School program will present its festival and recitals at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 19, in Graham Hall, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

NORTHERN IOWA JUNIOR SUZUKI ORCHESTRA CONCERT:

The UNI Suzuki School will present the Northern Iowa Junior Orchestra concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 19, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

HORN CHOIR CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music assistant professor of horn Yu-Ting Su, the UNI Horn Choir will offer a recital featuring guest artists from the University of Iowa Horn Choir at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 19, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

EUPHONIUM RECITAL:

Visiting artist Steven Mead will present a euphonium recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Known worldwide as a prominent soloist, collaborator, innovator and educator, Mead is widely regarded as one of the most successful professional euphonium performers in the world today. This event is free and open to the public.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY'S OZ WITH ORCHESTRA:

Watch "The Wizard of Oz" on a cinema-sized screen with the dialogue and singing but with the music performed live at the Symphony's Oz with Orchestra event at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 25, at the GBPAC. To order tickets, or for more information, call 273-4849 or visit wcfsymphony.org.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

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 are available at WRC 161. Entries are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, Intramural Office, WRC 161. For further information, call 273-7262.

 

SMOKING CESSATION ASSISTANCE:

As the cost of tobacco increases, now may be the time to "kick the habit." Assistance and resources are available through Wellness and Recreation Services. Visit WRC 104, e-mail kathy.green@uni.edu or call 273-6921 for more information.

 

INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:

An intramural co-rec softball tournament will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 25. Open to students, faculty and staff. The entry fee is $20 per team. Teams must be entered by 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, in WRC 161. The tournament is limited to the first eight teams to enter. A bracket will be posted and e-mailed after 1 p.m., Thursday, April 23, on the IM bulletin board. 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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