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Monday, April 20, 2009

NEWS:

MAJOR E-MAIL OUTAGE:

ITS will upgrade the CatID and e-mail systems between 7 p.m., Friday, April 24 and 9 a.m., Saturday, April 25. During this time, e-mail access will be unavailable. All other services using CatID (MyUNIverse, eLearning/WebCT etc.) will continue to function normally, however, users will not be able to change their CatID password during the upgrade process.

 

RECYCLE YOUR STUFF:

Instead of tossing unwanted items when you move out, donate them to local charitable organizations. Off-campus collections will be Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1; on-campus collections will be Wednesday, May 6 through Friday, May 8. For more information, go to www.uni.edu/pantherpickup.

 

NISG SEEKING WEBMASTER APPLICANTS:

NISG is seeking a loyal, motivated, results-oriented applicant to fill the position of webmaster for 2009-2010 year. Applicants are encouraged to review the NISG bylaws at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/procedures.php (Article VIII) to learn about the responsibilities of the position. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 22. Apply at https://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/positions.php. E-mail Megan Parrott at mparrott@uni.edu with questions.

 

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.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Gardens is taking applications for 2009 community gardens. The gardens are 10-by-10 foot plots planted, nurtured and weeded by groups, families and individuals from the Cedar Valley. Opportunities exist daily with flexible times. Volunteers should e-mail volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information.

 

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:

To see what the university community can do to help maintain, protect and restore the water quality of streams, lakes and rivers in Iowa, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/ehso/index.shtml. Click on "Stormwater Management" and then "Stormwater Management Training Video." Call the Environmental Health and Safety Office at 273-7269 with questions.

 

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 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.

 

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 runs May 11 through June 5. The class will meet daily from 9:50 to 11:50 a.m.

 

SUSTAINABILITY: DID YOU KNOW?:

Over the past decade, a total of about 40 acres at UNI that once had to be mowed has been converted to a natural state, with another 10 to 15 acres to be added next summer. "These sustainable practices will decrease our carbon footprint by reducing the use of fossil fuels in maintenance and operations," said Paul Meyermann, assistant director of operations planning.

 

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:

HARRY BOYTE AND STUDENT PROJECTS:

Harry Boyte (U. of Minn.) will meet with people interested in a project called Public Achievement, where students initiate and implement a project, guided by "coaches," from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, April 20, in Maucker Union, Purple Pen Room. For further details, call 273-6898 or e-mail YLA@UNI.edu (put ADP Boyte in subject line).

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT APPLYING TO LAW SCHOOL?:

UNI students who will be attending law school in the fall will answer questions and give advice about successfully navigating the application process at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, in SRL 120. Scott Peters, assistant professor of political science and pre-law adviser, will be there to answer questions. Anyone interested in law school is welcome. E-mail scott.peters@uni.edu or call 273-2727 with questions.

 

MANDATORY REPORTERS OF CHILD ABUSE TRAINING:

A mandatory reporters of child abuse training session will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 27, in SEC 245. Students who plan to take Level II courses during the fall semester are encouraged to attend this training. Fall 2009 student teachers are also encouraged to attend. Other teacher education students are also welcome. UNI will offer this training every semester. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at 273-2236 or heston@uni.edu.

 

JOIN THE GYMNASTICS SPORT CLUB:

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

 
INTERNSHIPS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE:

Internships are available working with U.S. Military Child Development Centers in Germany, Italy, England, Belgium, Hawaii and Florida for fall semester 2009. Travel, housing and a living stipend are paid. The internship includes 12 credit hours (undergraduate or graduate) from UNI. Students are eligible to apply for an education award of $1,250 from AmeriCorps*ProCorps. Prior experience working with children is required. To apply, e-mail Susan Edginton at Susan.Edginton@uni.edu. Briefly describe your experience working with children as well as your educational background. The subject line should say: UNI/OL

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

THE FUTURE OF CITIZEN PARTICIPATION:

A conference on mobilizing and motivating citizen action will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 20, in the CME. For more information, see the news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=4291, call 273-2910 or e-mail allen.hays@uni.edu.

 

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 Maucker Union roof. Celebrate the Student Challenge and learn about the tradition of giving. Enjoy a treat and listen to the band 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.

 

EARTH DAY 5K:

A free 5K Earth Day walk/run will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, starting at the stairs on the east side of the Botanical Center. The route will consist of a loop participants can lap twice thanks to help from Panther Pacers. To pre-register and be eligible for a free Earth Day T-shirt, visit www.rrttc.com. Prizes will be awarded thanks to The Runner's Flat in Cedar Falls.

 

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.

 

TWLOHA BAKE SALE:

The group To Write Love On Her Arms UNI will sell baked goods from 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, in Maucker Union. Raffle tickets also will be sold to enter to win a decorated cake. To find out more, contact Jamie Harthoorn at harthooj@uni.edu or check out http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=134625210192&ref=ts.

 

'LIGHTS, CAMERA, FASHION':

The Minority Graduate Student Association will host "Lights, Camera, Fashion," a fashion show presenting the latest and trendiest in casual, business, formal and after 5 attire at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 24, in Lang Auditorium. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

 

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.

 

PLANT SALE:

The UNI Student Nature Society will hold its annual plant sale from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, at the Botanical Center.

 

CONFERENCE/TEACH-IN ON POSTVILLE:

Attend "Postville: Past, Present and Future" on Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1 to learn about what happened during the May 12 raid at Agriprocessors in Postville and explore its cultural, legal, economic, political and psychological implications. The conference will highlight the diversity of the population of northern Iowa and will seek to engage the community in discussing the challenges ahead as Iowa becomes part of a globalized world. Visit http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad/news/downloads/pvillefinaldraft.pdf for a schedule of events.

 
MINI SUMO ROBOTIC COMPETITION:

Watch the fourth annual UNI Mini-Sumo Robotics competition from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, April 30, in the Hemisphere Lounge, Maucker Union. See UNI students match their robots against other local robots as well as several from across the U.S. and Canada. A real-time Web broadcast of the competition will be available at www.narobotics.org.

 

ADVENTURE ACADEMY AT THE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 'WORLDLY ETIQUETTE':

Learn about good table manners around the world and sample some dainty treats at "Worldly Etiquette," from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, June 16 or 23. The fee is $10 for Friends members and $12 for nonmembers. The payment deadline is Friday, June 5. Call 273-2188 to register.

 

SUMMER FUN PRODUCTION: 'PINOCCHIO':

The Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, announces the 10th annual Summer Fun Production and creative drama classes beginning Sunday, June 28. Registration will begin Saturday, April 25. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

COLLEGE REPUBLICAN MOVIE NIGHT:

Watch "Rated R," a movie about Republicans in Hollywood, at 8 p.m., Monday April 20, in the Noehren media room (same place they watched the debates). Pizza and refreshments will be provided. E-mail unicollegerepublicans@gmail.com with questions.

 

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.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

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 Bengtson 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.

 

GERONTOLOGY SPEAKER:

Anne Smiley-Oyen from Iowa State University will speak via ICN on "Parkinson's Disease and Motor Behavior" as part of the Colloquium Series of the Iowa Gerontology Programs, from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, in SEC 130A and 130C. Contact Elaine Eshbaugh (273-6083 or elaine.eshbaugh@uni.edu) for more information. All are welcome.

 

CHANGE LEADERSHIP:

Leadership Studies will present a "Change Leadership" session from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 23, in SEC 252. Presenters will be Molly Schmidt, manager of training and development at Veridian Credit Union, and Gerri Perreault, director of Leadership Studies. They will present a change leadership model and discuss the model in terms of how Veridian has integrated leadership training throughout their credit union. Participants will also have the opportunity to assess their own change leadership path in light of the model. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.

 

CONDUCTING SYMPOSIUM:

The School of Music will present the 2009 Conducting Symposium featuring guest conductor Michael Haithcock on Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25. Coordinated by School of Music professor and conductor S. Daniel Galyen, this two-day event will feature master classes, lectures and performances. For more information, contact Danny.Galyen@uni.edu.

PERFORMING ARTS:

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Austin, Texas-based singer/songwriter Danny Schmidt will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, April 20, in KUNI's studio on the third floor of the CAC. Upon winning the prestigious Kerrville New Folk award in 2007, Sing Out magazine tagged Schmidt "the best new songwriter we've heard in 15 years." "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.

 

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., Wednesday through Saturday, April 22-25; and at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 26. Tickets are $14 for the general public and free for UNI students. Call 273-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 

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.

 

STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT:

The School of Music will present a student chamber music concert at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, in Graham Hall, Russell Hall. Coordinated by UNI School of Music professor of horn Yu-Ting Su and professor of cello Jonathan Chenoweth, student chamber music ensembles will perform. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNITUBA CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of tuba Jeffrey Funderburk, the UNITUBA ensemble will offer a spring recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 23, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CARILLON BELLS WILL RING AGAIN:

Guest artist Karel Keldermans, carillonneur, will perform at noon, Friday, April 24, at the Campanile. Keldermans' carillon bells recital will feature original compositions and arrangements by Keldermans, as well as John Phillip Sousa's "Liberty Bell March" and more. This event is free and open to the public.

 

DUO PIANO RECITAL:

Visiting artist Matt Bengtson will join faculty artist Sean Botkin for a duo piano recital at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 24, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. Bengtson, a celebrated performer and educator, studied piano performance as a Harvard undergraduate and earned his M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in piano performance at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. This event is free and open to the public.

 

INTERNATIONAL DANCE THEATRE CONCERT:

The UNI International Dance Theatre will present its annual spring concert at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 25, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 26, in the Bengtson Auditorium in Russell Hall. The concert will feature the usual clogging, ballroom and multicultural dances. It also will feature the second act of "The Nutcracker" done from a folk perspective. Tickets are $4 for students and seniors and $5 for the general public and may be purchased at the door or from any IDT member in advance. For more information, or for tickets, call Daniel Wells at 273-3560 or e-mail daniel.wells@uni.edu.

 
UNI OPERA GALA:

UNI School of Music professor Sandra Walden will direct the 2009 Opera Gala at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 26, in the Great Hall, GBPAC, featuring current students and alumni performers. Proceeds will benefit the opera program and the development of the UNI Opera Guild. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

 

UNI JAZZ BAND III CONCERT:

The UNI Jazz Band III will present a spring concert under the direction of Chris Merz and graduate student conductors at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

NEW HORIZONS BAND SPRING CONCERT:

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

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

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.

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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