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Monday, March 22, 2010
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Jay Sean will perform Friday, April 23, in the West Gym. Opening act is Down With Webster. Student tickets are $20 and $30 for the public. Tickets are available at the UNITix box office and in the Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 24-26. For more information visit the UNI Panther Productions Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?v=info&ref=ts&gid=139352342379
On Monday, April 5, the B parking lot north of the Multimodal Transportation Center will be closed until mid August in preparation for the installation of the building's solar panels. The area will be used for the placement of steel beams and heavy equipment needed for the project. The facility will be open for A, G and pay-by-space use up to the second level. If you have questions, contact Brent Richmond at 273-5374.
Do you know of students who are deserving of recognition? If so, nominate them for a Student Leadership Award. Applications are available at www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter or in the Student Involvement and Activities Center, third floor of Maucker Union. For more information, contact Steffoni Smith at 273-7422 or email@example.com. Applications are due by 4 p.m., Monday, April 5.
If you are a graduating senior, watch your UNI e-mail this week for a special announcement about prize drawings for seniors who complete the Measure of Academic Proficiency and Progress online during April. The test takes less than an hour and there are cash prizes.
For this year's student challenge, UNI students are raising money for a scholarship fund to benefit students who want to engage in philanthropy. Visit www.uni-foundation.org/studentgift to leave your paw print.
The Office of Student Financial Aid has posted the first edition of Prowling for Ca$h newsletter at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/student_newsletter/Prowling_for_Cash_Spring_10.pdf. This newsletter provides information to assist students with financing their education. This edition contains information on summer financial aid, consortium agreements, summer study abroad, private loan counseling, student employment, year-round Pell and more. Questions, comments, or requests for topics of interest in future newsletters may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Web site for the College of Education dean search is available at http://www.uni.edu/coe/deansearch/ and linked from the COE Web site. Visit the site for the position announcement, committee members, profile, calendar and updates on the search process.
The UNI Television Network has been redeveloped. The UNI-TV Network delivers the latest UNI news, lectures, upcoming events and entertainment. UNI-TV airs daily from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m on channels 95.3 (CFU), 79.5 (Mediacom) and channels 21 and 25 in campus residences. Visit www.uni.edu/unitv for more information about this cable network as well as the latest programming schedule.
The 17th-annual College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Student Research Conference will be held Saturday, April 17. The keynote address, "Revisiting Human Estrus: How Women's Sexual Interests Change Across the Ovulatory Cycle," is by Steve Gangestad, distinguished professor at the University of New Mexico. Early registration, which includes lunch, is now through March 26. Cost is $10. Registration after Friday, March 26 costs $15. All students are welcome. For more information and to register and submit abstracts, visit www.psych.uni.edu/conference.
Over the Rainbow Health and Education Services and American Humanics will host the third-annual World Fair from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 10, at the Pepsi Pavilion, Cattle Congress, in Waterloo. Cost is $1 for children under 12 and $3 for adults. The event will feature entertainment from Brazilian 2wins & Band, bagpiping and more. There also will be a kids carnival, food tasting, booths and a world market. To volunteer or for more information, contact Megan at email@example.com.
An IE showcase with the six students qualifying to the American Forensics Association National Tournament in Wisconsin begins at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, in LNG 040. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.This showcase will feature a variety of individual events, including interpretation, limited preparation and public address events. For more information, contact Kate Lavelle, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join baristas from regional Starbucks locations for a coffee tasting from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 27, at the University Museum. Sample coffees from Africa/Arabia and discuss growing, harvesting and brewing methods. Learn about cultural rituals and traditions and try out tasty food pairings. Cost is $10. Call 273-2188 to register by March 25.
The UNI Suzuki School will present its bi-annual recital weekend on Saturday and Sunday, March 27 and 28 in RSL Hall. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/music/suzuki. This event is free and open to the public.
The fair takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 27, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. It's a free event for teachers. More than 30 school districts from Iowa and across the U.S. will recruit educators for jobs in the 2010-2011 academic year. For a list of schools and fair information visit http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/. Sponsored by UNI Career Services. Call 273-2061, for more information.
ITS-Educational Technology is seeking part-time student Web developer/graphic designers to work in Digital Design Services. The students will be given freedom to work on a variety of client-based projects, including designing and developing Drupal themes for campus clients, flash-based e-marketing solutions, and graphics for video and digital signage on campus. Previous Web development or graphic design experience preferred. Applicants must be able to work during the summer. E-mail email@example.com for information about the application process.
Academic departments will host pre-registration Major Meetings, at 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 31. New freshmen and students interested in changing majors should attend to receive advice on guidelines for majors and procedures to schedule for fall classes. Students may declare a major at the meeting. For meeting locations visit
As of April 1, students, faculty, staff and emeritus will be able to purchase select Microsoft Software for personal use on the Web using a credit card. Purchasers will be able to download the software (with instruction for building your own media) onto their computer or purchase software with media through the online store. The ITS Computer Consulting Center is discontinuing its Microsoft software sales operations and is closing out the remaining inventory. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/buymsoffice.htm
Students, faculty, staff and emeritus who purchase Microsoft Office 2007 ($70) between now and Sept. 30, are eligible for a free upgrade to Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010. Quantities are limited. Stop by the ITS Computer Consulting Center in ITTC 36.
Career Services is accepting applications for Career Peer Advisors. Career Peer Advisors assist students with resumes, cover letters and other job-related materials. No prior experience is necessary and all majors are encouraged to apply. Pay is $9 per hour, 10 hours per week. Application deadline is March 31. The application is available at www.uni.edu/careerservices/peerapplication.pdf
The Department of Residence's Inclusive Communities Team will host "Common Ground" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday, March 28, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. This event will provide a safe environment for participants to listen and learn about different approaches to faith and beliefs. The purpose of Common Ground is to help individuals knit together commonalities of religious background through informed panelists and friendly table conversations. This program is open to students, faculty and staff. For more information, contact TJ Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-2080.
Cedar Valley United Way needs a director of first impressions to provide general clerical duties including making copies, filing and answering phones. Volunteer Monday through Friday with flexible times from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers age 16 and over are welcome. Contact the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information.
Having problems getting your point across? Learn communication techniques for a variety of situations. The Effective Communication Workshop is at 3 p.m., Friday, April 2, at the UNI Counseling Center (103 SHC). Please preregister at 273-2676.
Auditions for the 2010 Panther Marching Band Color Guard will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 10, in the West Gym. For audition information visit http://www.uni.edu/music/marchingband/colorguard/index.html. RSVP by Wednesday, March 31, to email@example.com.
Warm weather... Orlando... Mickey Mouse... Wouldn't you like an internship with the Walt Disney Company? This paid internship is a one-of-a-kind experience. Learn about the Disney College Program at an information session at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, in StudioIT 1 room 134, located in the ITTC. RSVP to Tera Edmunds at firstname.lastname@example.org and please bring headphones.
"Saturday Night Laughs," Theta Alpha Phi's comedy benefit performance, will take place at 10 p.m., Saturday, April 10, in the Bertha Martin Theatre. The event will feature original stand-up and sketch comedy in a format similar to that of "Saturday Night Live," and all proceeds will go to charity. Stand-up comedians, sketch performers and sketch writers are needed. If you're interested in writing or performing, e-mail Liz Cook at email@example.com. All material must be submitted by April 1.
English Language & Literature hosts this annual competition, open to all currently enrolled UNI students in the genres of fiction, poetry, drama, screenplays and essay (20 pages max, double-spaced). Prize: $50 (to u-bill) and publication in Inner Weather magazine. Submission deadline is Monday, April 5. Only e-mail submissions allowed. Send your entry to Tamres-SciFi-Award@uni.edu as a Word or RTF attachment; do not type your entry into the body of the e-mail. The first page of your entry should show your name, local address, phone, e-mail and title(s). No name on the rest of the entry. Questions? E-mail them to Tamres-SciFi-Award@uni.edu.
Internships are available working with U.S. Military Child Development Centers in Germany, Italy, England, Belgium, Hawaii and Florida for fall semester 2010. Travel, housing and a living stipend are paid. The internship includes 12 credit hours (undergraduate or graduate) from UNI. Prior experience working with children is required. To apply, e-mail Susan Edginton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Briefly describe your experience working with children as well as your educational background. The subject line should say: UNI/OL.
Tired of being tired? Discover the impact of getting too little sleep and learn how to get more restful sleep at the Getting Good ZZZs Workshop, from 3 to 4 p.m., Friday, March 26, in SHC 103. Call 273-2676 to preregister as space is limited.
Undoing Racism is a two-and-one-half-day workshop addressing the history and types of racism and providing ways to deal with and prevent racism in daily life. The UNI session will take place April 7-9; another session at Allen College is May 19-21. To register, contact Michael Blackwell,CME, at 273-2250. Seats are limited.
Join UNI Fellowship of Christian Athletes at 8 p.m., Monday, March 22, in the West Gym. Enjoy a guest speaker and a fun activity, meet new people, relax and grow in your faith. For more information check it out on Facebook: UNIFCA.
Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization/Students In Free Enterprise (CEO/SIFE) Meeting will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, in BCS 33. The meeting is open to all CEO and SIFE members and students interested in becoming members. Call 273-JPEC(5732) or e-mail email@example.com for details.
The UNI History Club will host a term-paper workshop from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, March 30 in SRL 213. The Writing Center will provide information about proper citations and formatting. Everyone is invited to give a short synopsis on progress with their paper or ask questions and get feedback from those present on other areas to pursue. For more information contact Chelsea Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The UNI American Sign Language Club's next meeting will be at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, in the Maucker Union State College Room. John Juergens and Steve Slater, both UNI alumni, will be guest speakers. Open to all students regardless of hearing status or signing ability. Check it out on Facebook:
Join the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers at 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, in the Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge to discuss, "Living With the End in Mind: What Are We Living For?" Faith Forum involves small group discussion among believers and non-believers where individuals can disagree strongly and openly on matters of faith, but still retain a personal respect for each other.
Come to YAL's first ever Bulls**t! night at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25, in the CME. Enjoy free BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, engaging discussion and an episode of Penn and Teller's Showtime special "Bulls**t!" The topic is the War on Drugs. More information is at www.uni-yal.com.
From Monday, March 22 through Sunday, April 18, the UNI Art Gallery will present the 2010 "Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition." The competition showcases outstanding recent works by students in the UNI Department of Art. The juror for this year's competitive exhibition is Fred Hagstrom, professor of printmaking at Carleton College. The awards ceremony will be at 7 p.m., Monday, March 22, in KAB 111. An opening reception will follow. All events are free and open to the public.
"Maquilapolis," city of factories, a film by Vicky Funari and Sergio De La Torre, will be shown at 7 p.m.,Tuesday, March 23, in the Rod Library Multi-Purpose Room 324. This film explores the multinationally owned factories that came to Mexico for its cheap labor. The factory workers who appear in the film have been involved in every stage of production, from planning to shooting, from scripting to outreach. This collaborative process breaks with the traditional documentary practice of dropping into a location, shooting and leaving with the "goods," which would only repeat the pattern of the maquiladora itself. For more information, call the Women's & Gender Studies office at 273-7102.
Ruth Anne Gooden, a former one-room school teacher, will discuss her experience teaching in Iowa's rural schools from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 27, at Marshall Center School, West 23rd & Indiana streets. Following, enjoy a screening of the Emmy Award-winning IPTV documentary, "Iowa’s One Room Schoolhouses."
Joanie Shafer, UNI student of anthropology, will discuss a study she completed on the social norms of coffee culture at a locally-owned coffeehouse at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, at the University Museum. Discover how the importance of a particular environment can affect the persons residing within it. This event is free and open to the public.
Louis Licht, founder and president of Ecolotree, Inc., will discuss strategies for improving water quality and reducing flood flow in the Upper Cedar and Iowa River Basins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, in the UNI CEEE auditorium. The event is open to the public.
Matt Helmers, Iowa State University, will discuss "Using Perennial Vegetation to Reduce Nutrient and Sediment Loss in Surface Runoff" at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center (located ¼ mile west of the McLeod Center on West 27th Street). Helmers will discuss how strategic placement of perennial vegetation within a row-crop dominated landscape has the potential to reduce surface runoff into downstream waterbodies. An interdisciplinary research team is investigating the impact of amount and placement of perennial vegetation on 14 watersheds at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge near Prairie City. This project is documenting water-quality benefits of strategic perennial vegetation placement under real-world flow conditions. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, at 273-3828, or e-mail email@example.com.
Cornel West, professor at Princeton University and author of "Race Matters" and "Brother West," a recent memoir, will speak at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 25, in the Great Hall of the GBPAC. He will discuss civic participation. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/cme or call 273-2250.
This six-week workshop is designed for the chronic dieter. Participants will learn steps to reject the diet mentality, deal with feelings without using food, normalize the relationship with food and respond appropriately to hunger and fullness. The workshop takes place from 4 to 5 p.m., Thursdays, March 25-April 29, in WRC Rm 101. The cost is $25. For more information, or to register, contact Joan Thompson at 273-2137 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A free webinar, "Networking 101: Before Facebook and Twitter," will be presented by Rob Jensen, organizer of Highlight Midwest 2009, and Kent Sovern, president of the New Iowa Group, Ltd. at noon, Thursday, March 25, on www.myentre.net. Before Facebook and Twitter networking was primarily done in an environment where people met face-to-face. Learn about this "ancient culture" and find out why it is still a thriving thing to be part of.
In conjunction with the visit to UNI by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, University Book and Supply is hosting a series of Community Conversations based on several books he has authored. The third one focuses on "The Art of Happiness at Work" and will be held from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 25, at UBS. Preregistration is required. There is a limit of 30 guests per session. Bring your lunch. Call 266-7581 for more information.
Pat Harper, former representative and senator in Iowa Legislature; Jake Rudy, vice president, Northern Iowan Student Government (NISG); and Julia Ruetten, regional field manager for Minnesota Republican Party, will participate in a panel from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, March 25, in SEC 252. Free and open to the public.
The next lecture in the UNI School of Music's 2009-2010 Musically Speaking series will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in RSL 116. This lecture series is coordinated by Melinda Boyd, music history. This event is free and open to the public.
The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 29, at the UNI Museum to discuss "Left to Tell" by Immaculee Illabigiza who survived the Rwandan Holocaust by hiding for 91 days in a tiny bathroom with eight other women. The speaker is Jacqueline Ingibire, a UNI student from Rwanda. All are welcome. (Rescheduled from February due to a snow storm.)
Free workshops for UNI students, staff and faculty are offered twice in March from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, March 29, in BCS 33 (space islimited to 36 people) and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, in BCS 128 (space is limited to six people). Advanced registration is required at email@example.com or 273-JPEC (5732).
Free workshop for UNI students, staff and faculty. The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 3, in BCS 33 (space is limited to 36 people). Advanced registration is required at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-JPEC (5732).
Free workshops for UNI students, staff and faculty are offered twice in April. Learn about patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. The workshops will take place form 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, April 5, in BCS 33 (space is limited to 36 people) and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 8, in BCS 128 (space is limited to six people). Advanced registration is required at email@example.com or 273-JPEC (5732).
Peter Francis Hart, of FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) will discuss, "The Impact of Media on Citizen Engagement-Does TV Discourage Participation?" at 7:15 p.m., Monday, March 29, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Hart is the author of the book, "The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly." FAIR is a non-profit watchdog group that has been challending media bias and censorship since 1986. Sponsored by the Graduate Program in Public Policy and the American Democracy Project. For more information, call 273-2910.
Sigma Xi Lecture Series presents Jerry Sellers, author, consultant and former navigation officer for NASA, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 30 in Lantz Auditorium, MSH 137. "From Beer to Beanstalks-It's All Rocket Science: A Brief History and Future History of the Space Program," is an informative, light-hearted and non-technical presentation. Sellers will
examine the state of space at the dawn of the 21st century and speculate on what the future holds.
An audience debate on No Child Left Behind will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, in LNG 040. This debate will features constructive speeches and rebuttals from members of the debate team, as well as time for students to share their opinions on whether or not NCLB should be repealed or reformed. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m., seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information contact Kate Lavelle firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visiting artist and guest conductor J.C. Sanford will lead UNI jazz musicians in a performance of his original score for the 1925 silent film "Ben Hur" at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Women's History Month will culminate with the production of Heroic Beloved, a solo dance performance by world-renowned Leslie Friedman. This performance is a full-length dance concert choreographed and performed by Friedman, celebrating women throughout history. The show begins at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, in Lang Auditorium. Friedman was sponsored on three solo world tours for the U.S. State Department, performing in India, China, Sri Lanka, Hungary, Great Britain, Spain, Egypt and Tunisia. She has taught all over the world and brings her message of powerful women to audiences everywhere.
The UNI Singers and Women’s Chorus will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 26, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Participants from Iowa high schools will gather at UNI at 9 a.m., Friday, March 26, in the Great Hall, GBPAC, to engage in a day of choral music. For more information or to register, contact email@example.com.
UNISTA's fourth annual 10-Minute Play Festival features the premiere of eight plays, ranging from wildly funny to stunningly poignant, written, directed and performed by UNI students. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 27, and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 28, in the BMT (inside Strayer-Wood Theatre). Tickets are $5. For more information visit www.UNISTAonline.org.
Visiting composer Brooke Joyce will present a recital at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 28, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Joyce holds degrees in theory/composition from Princeton University, the Cleveland Institute of Music and Lawrence University. His music has been performed by the Indianapolis Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony, the San Francisco Youth Symphony and the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic. Brooke teaches theory, history and composition at Luther College in Decorah, and is a summer faculty member at The Walden School in New Hampshire. This event is free and open to the public.
The Performance Competition Finals will be held at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 29, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This showcase features 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. Tickets are $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and $7 non-UNI students. Call 273-4TIX.
The Northwind Quintet will offer a spring recital at 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, 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.
For men, women, co-recreation. Registration for singles is from 6 to 6:45 p.m.,Wednesday, March 24. Registration for co-recreation and doubles is from 6 to 6:45 p.m., Thursday, March 25. Men's and women's singles are at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 24. Men's and women's doubles will be at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25. Co-recreation will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 25. All competition is in WRC South Courts. Call 273-7262 for more information.
For men and women. Weigh-in from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, in the Free-Weight Room, WRC153. The competition starts at 7:05 p.m., warm-ups start 15 minutes prior. Men's weight classes: below 135, 135-150, 151-165, 166-180, 181-195, 196-210, 211 and over. Women's weight classes determined after weigh-in by number of entrants. Call 273-7262 for more information.
Divisions: women, men under 6', men 6' plus. Registration will be from 6 to 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, WRC South Courts. Brackets will be posted at 6:55 p.m. Play begins at 7 p.m. Preliminaries and finals will be at 7 p.m. Call the Intramural Office at 273-7262 for more information.
For men, women and co-recreation; singles and doubles competition. Singles registration will be from 6 to 6:45, Tuesday, April 6. Doubles and co-recreation registration will be from 6 to 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 7. Singles competition will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 6. Doubles competition will be at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 7. Co-rec competition will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 7. All events will be held at the WRC South Courts. Call 273-7262 for more information.
For students, faculty and staff. Games will begin at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 18, at the WRC sand volleyball court. Entry forms will be available beginning Monday, April 6. Registration is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, April 12-14, in WRC 161. The entry fee is $20 per team with a two-game guarantee. Call 273-7262 for more information.
Pop-A-Shot, a basketball shooting contest, returns to the 23rd Street Market March 22 through April 3. Customers can practice anytime; high scorers will be invited to a shoot out at the 23rd Street Market on Monday, April 5, to complete for a Rock Band 2 game set.
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