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Monday, April 27, 2009

NEWS:

PRE-BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING BUDGET UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT ALLEN:

Over the course of the last few weeks, the campus community has inquired about the status of our fiscal 2010 budget process. While there is little new information to share, there are several steps taking place that will move the budget process forward. For the complete update, visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/budget/

 

FOE TASK FORCE UPDATE:

The second campus-wide discussion of the first college year is being hosted by the Foundations of Excellence Task Force at 3:15 p.m., Monday, May 4, in GIL 007/009. All faculty, staff and students are invited to participate. The session will include a brief update on the progress of committee work to date and will focus on a discussion of how the institution can improve the first college year.

 

DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT POLICY:

The UNI Discrimination and Harassment Policy was recently revised. The policy is available on the Web at http://www.uni.edu/president/policies/1302.shtml. Please call the Office of Compliance and Equity Management at 273-2846 with any questions.

 

MIDDLE LEVEL EDUCATORS MEETING:

The Student Association of Middle Level Educators (SAMLE) will host its end-of-semester party at 7 p.m., Monday, April 27, at Beck's Sports Grill on College Hill. Free appetizers will be provided and election results for next year will be announced.

 

STUDENT NATURE SOCIETY MEETING:

The Student Nature Society's end-of-semester meeting will be held at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 30, in the Greenhouse classroom. The group will elect officers and brainstorm activities for the following year. Pizza will be provided.

 

EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT CENTER HAS NEW WEBSITE:

Visit the Executive Development Center's new Web site at http://www.bcs.uni.edu/execdev and see management and leadership training workshops and certificate programs offered. To register for any of the training programs, call 273-5851, e-mail execdev@UNI.edu or enroll through the website.

 

WOMEN'S RUGBY RANKED 9TH:

The UNI women's rugby team went 1-1 at the D1 National Sweet 16 tournament in Florida on Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18. The team finished the season ranked ninth in the nation in Division 1.

 

COMPLETE NATIONAL SURVEY OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT:

It's not too late to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). You can still get your name entered into a drawing for prizes, which will be awarded during finals week. For more information on NSSE and the prize drawing for participants, go to http://www.uni.edu/assessment/nssedrawing.shtml.

 

2008-09 STUDENT EMPLOYEE AND EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED:

The Office of Student Financial Aid congratulates Beth Bishop on being named the 2008-2009 UNI student employee of the year. Bishop was nominated by Leah Gutknecht from the Office of Compliance and Equity Management. Congratulations to all of the finalists for the award. Alli Born of Business and Community Services was named the 2008-2009 UNI student supervisor of the year. Born was nominated by Megan Horn.

 

PANTHER PICK-UP:

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.

 

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.

 

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?:

For an average week at both Piazza and Rialto Dining Centers, Dining Services would reduce its waste by 3,490 pounds by going "trayless," according to results of a recent week-long trial in each of the centers.

 
LEAVE YOUR PAW PRINT:

This is the last week to leave your paw print. Donate to the Student Challenge Scholarship Fund today to help fellow Panthers achieve their goals. Participate in the tradition of giving and help UNI students prosper. Visit www.uni-foundation.org/studentgift to learn more.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

KULT MANAGEMENT STAFF APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED:

Vacant positions include: general manager, program manager, news director, sports director, sales/promotions director, music directors (usually two) and webmaster. Applications and elibibilty requirements are available at www.uni.edu/nepley/KULT/app.doc, in LNG 326 and in the KULT office, Maucker Union. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Friday, May 1, in LNG 326 or by e-mail to nepley@uni.edu. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, May 5, in LNG 326.

 

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.

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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, 2008 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.

 

CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION:

Join in the celebration of Cinco de Mayo from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 1, outside of Maucker Union. Enjoy free grilled fajitas, beans, chips, dessert and pop. The rain site will be inside Maucker Union.

 

IOWA ELECTRATHON KICKS OFF AT HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY:

UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education, along with sponsorship from Alliant Energy and the Iowa Energy Center, will host the first Alliant Energy Iowa Electrathon competition of the season on Saturday, May 16, at Hawkeye Downs Speedway in Cedar Rapids. The braking and handling competitions will start at 10 a.m., the hot laps at 12:15 p.m. and the endurance competition at 2 p.m. The Iowa Electrathon is quiet and pollution free -- the cars are powered by two automobile batteries The race is an endurance competition in which the car completing the most laps in one hour wins. For further information, call 273-7142, e-mail electrathon@uni.edu or visit http://www.ceee.uni.edu/Home/Programs/Education/Education/Electrathon/tabid/323/Default.aspx.

 

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. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

ART EXHIBITION:

"M.A. Thesis Exhibition and B.F.A. Exhibition," will be displayed through Saturday, May 9. An opening reception will take place at 7 p.m., Monday, April 27. The exhibitors are Jorge E. Zapata Garcés (M.A., painting), Angela Eloise Fitkin (B.F.A., graphic design) and Valeria Nekhaeva (M.A., graphic design). Exhibitions are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; and noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The gallery is located on the main floor of the KAB.

 

'PRICE OF PLEASURE: PORNOGRAPHY, SEXUALITY AND RELATIONSHIPS'

See "Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality and Relationships" at noon, Friday, May 1, in WRC 252. Once relegated to the margins of society, pornography has emerged as one of the most visible and profitable sectors of the cultural industries. This film tackles the complexity behind this seeming paradox, placing the voices of critics, producers and performers alongside the observations of men and women as they candidly discuss the role pornography has played in shaping their sexual imaginations and relationships. Run time is 55 min.; feel free to bring your lunch.

 

DEATH PERCEPTION: THE SCIENCE OF FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY EXHIBIT:

Learn how forensic anthropologists inspect and analyze human skeletal remains to identify the deceased and determine the cause of death at the University Museum through Saturday, May 16. Visit www.uni.edu/museum for more information.

 

'FRIDAY THE 13TH'

Check out the movie "Friday the 13th" at 9:30 p.m., (one showing only) Thursday, April 30, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions. Free refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

'MATHEMATICS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF GAMES, PUZZLES AND OTHER WACKINESS':

Doug Shaw, associate professor of mathematics, will present the final installment of the Citizen Science on Saturdays series at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 2, in the CEEE Auditorium. Shaw will lead the audience in exploring games and puzzles that can be analyzed mathematically and can have far-reaching implications in fields such as geopolitical diplomacy and public policy. The series, which is open to the public and free of charge, is intended to make the technical accessible.

 

NEWS TALK ON THE IOWA CORE:

"News Talk" will host a discussion on "Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century: The Iowa Core," from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 2, at University Book and Supply. The discussion leader will be Nadene Davidson, interim head, Department of Teaching. Free and open to the public. Call 273-6898 or e-mail YLA@UNI.edu with questions.

PERFORMING ARTS:

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Greg Herriges will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, April 27, at KUNI's Studio One. Herriges studied ethnomusicology focusing on Asian art music and has worked with some of the Midwest's greatest exponents of Indian, Chinese and Indonesian music. For more information, visit gregherriges.com. "Live from Studio One" hosts performances by (mostly) acoustic musicians in an intimate setting. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

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.

 

BEST OF NO SHAME THEATRE:

The Best of No Shame will be held at 10 p.m., Friday, May 1, in the CAC 108 and will feature the best acts from the season. The doors will open at 9:30 p.m. No Shame Theatre is uncensorsed and there will be mature content. Free. For more information, e-mail noshamecf@gmail.com.

 

UNI CHILDREN'S CHOIR SPRING CONCERT:

The UNI Children's Choir will offer its spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 8, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall under the direction of Michelle Swanson. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT:

The UNI Suzuki School will offer a spring concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 17, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

DE-STRESS DAYS:

Get a free mini-back or -hand massage, play with kittens and dogs or walk through a labyrinth at De-Stress Days from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, May 4 through Wednesday, May 6, in Maucker Union. Provided by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 

REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER FITNESS/LEISURE CLASSES:

Register today for summer fitness and leisure classes that begin Monday, May 11. Classes include UNI TRI group triathlon training, Hip Hop with an African twist, Latin Dance, Tai Chi, yoga and pilates. Visit
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitness/classes.html for more information.

 

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#

 

LIBRARY HOURS: FOR FINAL EXAM WEEK:

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

 
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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