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Monday, April 19, 2010
Students who picked up a voucher for the May events with the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet must redeem the voucher for a ticket in person at a UNItix location between April 19 and 23. Any tickets not picked up will go on sale to the public after April 23.
Paul Theobald, a candidate for dean of the College of Education, will interview on campus Thursday, April 22, and Friday, April 23. Theobald is the Woods-Beals Endowed Chair in Urban and Rural Education and interim associate provost and dean of the Graduate School at Buffalo State College. Theobald will present at public forum from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 22, in SEC 252; topic to be announced. For more information about Theobald and to complete a candidate feedback form, visit http://www.uni.edu/coe/about/coe-dean-search.
The Book Buyback at UBS is April 26 through May 8. Students get a raffle ticket for each book they sell. There are daily drawing for prizes; winners are announced daily on UBS Facebook. University Book & Supply collects books for recycling, which supports efforts toward the environment and world-wide literacy. More information is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/energy/energy_sub/pantherpickup.shtml
Panther Pick Up can give your old stuff a new life when you move out this spring. Instead of throwing unwanted household items in the dumpster to end up in the landfill, donate them to local charitable organizations. During the final week of April and the first week of May, donation trucks will accept clothing, dishes, furniture, carpet and other usable household items. No appliances or electronics will be accepted. Specific times, locations and further details about Panther Pick Up are available at http://www.uni.edu/pantherpickup.
Students, faculty, staff and emeritus are able to purchase Microsoft Software for personal use on the Web using a credit card. Purchasers can 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 its remaining inventory. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/buymsoffice.htm. Limited quantities of MS Windows 7 Ultimate (32/64 bit), MAC Office 2008 and Vista Ultimate are available.
Old 8.5 x 11-inch transparency sheets once used with the old overhead projectors are needed to make solar ovens with hundreds of students for Earth Week. E-mail email@example.com or call 273-2560 if you have any supplies.
There have been several important changes to the Liberal Arts Core program. Students and their advisers should be aware of these before students register for fall 2010 courses. A summary of the changes is available at http://www.uni.edu/lac/. For more information, contact the LAC coordinator Siobahn Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Division of Student Affairs Web site now includes a calendar, news items and photos covering student issues, activities and services relevant to the student affairs mission of helping students succeed. Visit http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/ for more information.
Graduating in May, August or December? You have a better than one-in-three chance to win a prize for taking the Measure of Academic Proficiency and Progress (MAPP). See the list of prizes and information on MAPP at http://www.uni.edu/registrar/Commencement/MAPP.pdf. Take the test by midnight April 30 to be entered into the drawing.
While $1 won't buy much nowadays, it will buy the opportunity to help a fellow Panther. For $1, you can buy a paw print at 23rd St. Market, Essential's or Biscotti's that will benefit the 2010 Student Challenge. This year money is being raised for a scholarship fund. Leave your paw print today so future students can leave theirs. Visit www.uni-foundation.org/studentgift for more information.
Panther Pick Up encourages students to bring unwanted clothing, furniture and belongings to St. Vincent de Paul, Salvation Army and Goodwill trucks before moving out this spring. Volunteers are needed to assist at each truck location. For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/energy/energy_sub/pantherpickup.shtml. Contact email@example.com to volunteer.
UNI Unplugged is an energy conservation competition among the residence halls. The hall that reduces energy consumption by the greatest percentage between April 16 and 22 will win more than $1,600 in prizes. To be eligible for the prize drawing, please complete the form in your residence hall mailbox.
Rod Library is currently evaluating the government documents collection, its use and how the collection might evolve in the future. Please participate in a short, anonymous and confidential survey at http://www.library.uni.edu/government-documents-survey. The survey will be available through Friday, May 7.
Be a part of the Dry Run Creek Clean-up in celebration of UNI's Earth Week. Free pizza will be provided. Help clean up the community surrounding UNI by removing trash and debris. Meet at 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 19, in the CEEE Atrium; dress to get wet and dirty.
The College Hill Partnership will host a public auction at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, at Ice Ultra Lounge. A $10 admission can be paid at the door or by contacting Adam Bentley at Bentley@uni.edu. Auction items include gift certificates, autographed UNI memorabilia, hotel stays and Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center tickets.
Come celebrate marriage equality in Iowa with a free lunch at the UNI Campanile from noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 22. There also will be special guests speaking about this important issue.
UNI's Earth Day Celebration involves many events on Thursday, April 22. Informational displays, games, prizes and grilled food will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Maucker Union Plaza area. Free bike tune-ups (by Europa Cycle & Ski) for UNI students, faculty and staff will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The third annual Earth Day 5K will start at 1 p.m., between MSH and the UNI Botanical Center. Participants who pre-register will receive a free T-shirt. Registration is free, and prizes will be awarded. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 273-3689. Register at http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e2q27uomg5iji3tg/a001g6pfs4mx/questions.
Essentials' retail booth outside Maucker Union will have a "box" display showing the impact of using refillable cups. Enter a drawing for UNI travel mugs and new reusable shopping bags.
Join UNI President Benjamin Allen and Provost Gloria Gibson for the 2010 Sustainability Forum from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, in the University Room of the Maucker Union. Get updates on sustainability efforts at UNI, meet UNI's first university sustainability coordinator and hear from Faramarz Vakili, program director of We Conserve at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Vakili will give a keynote address "If not now, when? If not us, who?" via video conferencing system, which reduces costs and UNI's carbon footprint.
At 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 22, meet in front of CBB, SEC or Rod Library (rain location is inside Maucker Union fountain entrance) to join this empowering sexual assault awareness month event and be a part of this march and rally at the Campanile.
The College of Business Administration is hosting its 33rd annual Gala Graduation Celebration for graduating business students, families, faculty and friends. RSVPs are required. The event begins with a social mixer and light buffet at 6 p.m. followed by a recognition program, speakers from alumni in residence, and entertainment in the GBPAC Great Hall at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 22.
The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology will host the Iowa Sociological Association on Saturday, April 24, including workshops for students and faculty. Keynote speaker Joel Best, University of Delaware, also will give a public lecture "The Stupidity Epidemic," at 6 p.m., Friday, April 23, in SEC 244/246. https://sites.google.com/a/luther.edu/isa/ or email@example.com.
QUASH® is one part scavenger hunt, one part obstacle course and lots of fun. Form teams of two to four with friends, classmates or family to solve clues, answer trivia and complete challenges on the QUASH course, Saturday, April 24. Each QUASH team is asked to raise $100 per participant to benefit the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. Register your team at http://www.QUASHnow.org
The Psychology Club is hosting its second annual volleyball tournament to raise club money. Cost is $5 per person with teams of four to six people. Co-ed teams are welcome. The tournament will be held in the upper courts at the WRC. E-mail Lisa Hickman at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up your team. Teams should arrive at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 24. Play begins at 10:30 a.m. Prizes will be awarded.
The UNI Greenhouse Annual Plant Sale will take place at 7 a.m., Tuesday, April 27. Sale ends at 3 p.m. or when all plants are gone. The plants were grown from the greenhouse's own collection. Contact Billie Hemmer at email@example.com for more information.
Try-outs will begin at 7 p.m., Monday, April 19, in the West Gym (meet on the court). Duration of time depends on the number of applicants. Bring workout/running clothes, towel, positive attitude, water and Panther spirit. Contact TC's assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org, 273-7833, or visit TC's Web site at www.uni.edu/tc for more information.
Introduction to Sustainability (330:059, TTh at 3:30 p.m., no prerequisites) and Wind Energy Applications in Iowa (330:059, 330:159g, T at 5:30 p.m., junior standing) will be offered fall semester. Contact Bill Stigliani at 273-7150 or Bart Bergquist at 273-2563 for details.
A training session for Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, in SEC 245. Teacher education students taking the Level II (200:128) field experience in May or next fall semester must complete this training before they can start their field experience at Price Laboratory School. Students who plan to student teach during the fall 2010 semester also are strongly encouraged to attend. This training session is open to all. This training is free, no preregistration is required. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at 273-2236 or email@example.com.
Did you receive an invitation to complete the National Survey of Student Engagement? Completing the survey gives you a chance for prizes http://www.uni.edu/assessment/nssedrawing.shtml. If you don't have the e-mailed invitation with the link to the survey, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request the link.
UNI American Sign Language Club's last meeting of the semester will be at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in the State College Room of Maucker Union. Open to all students regardless of hearing status or signing ability. Check it out on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=130614202380&ref=ts or search for UNI ASL Club in groups.
Join UNI Society for Human Resource Management for its large group meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 22, in CBB 1 and 3. Afiya Krueger, from Iowa Workforce Development, will discuss her experience in the public sector. Free snacks and drinks will be provided.
Softball hosts Bradley at 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 20. The Panthers host Evansville in a doubleheader at noon, Saturday, April 24, and Sunday, April 25. All games are at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex.
This film is based on the novel "Push," by Sapphire. Precious has been sexually abused by her father and endured physical and mental abuse by her mother. This is a story of hope and overcoming the pain she has experienced. Warning: adult content, language and violence. View the movie at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in SEC 246. Sponsored by SAVE.
A double feature will be shown at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in CEEE Auditorium. "Food Inc." and "Fresh" will be shown followed by a discussion about sustainable and organic farming with local organic farmer Robert Faux of Faux Farms. Free locally grown popcorn will be provided by the RRTTC.
RRTTC presents "Life in the Undergrowth" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, in CEEE Auditorium. This movie is about getting up close and personal with bugs of all shapes and sizes. Free locally grown popcorn will be provided along with a presentation from student vermicomposter Dan Kinker. Learn how to create a vermicompost and compost your food scraps at home.
View part two of a three-part documentary that traces the unique and volatile history of coffee at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 24, at the University Museum. From its discovery on an ancient Ethiopian hillside to its role as a contemporary elixir, coffee has dominated and molded the economies, politics and social structures of entire countries. Run time 60 min. Free and open to the public.
A Voice for the Voiceless: The Melissa Ohden Story will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. At about five months' gestation, Melissa Ohden survived a saline abortion and was placed in a neonatal unit, where her parents found her and adopted her. Melissa has experience working in a social welfare agency and is a member of the pro-woman organization Feminists for Life. Sponsored by the Student Organization Speakers Fund and hosted by UNI Right to Life.
Mona Sue Weissmark, Northwestern University and Harvard University, will give the Norman Cohn Family Annual Holocaust Remembrance Lecture at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. The lecture, "Holocaust Legacies," will be followed by a book signing and reception. Free and open to the public. Visit www.uni.edu/holocaust for further information.
The UNI Chapter of Sigma Xi will hold its 17th annual Student Research Poster Conference from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, on the ground floor, south side of MSH. The event is open to any UNI student who is doing, or has completed, a scientific research project at UNI. A small cash prize will be awarded to the best undergraduate and graduate posters. The deadline for submission of poster titles and abstracts is Thursday, April 15. For more information, or to submit a title, contact Jean Gerrath, biology, email@example.com.
"The Truth About Media Violence: What TV Won’t Tell You" will be presented by guest lecturer Doug Gentile at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, in Maucker Union Ballroom. This lecture is part of the events leading up to the visit by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Gentile is a research scientist, author, award-winning educator and an assistant professor of developmental psychology at Iowa State University. He manages the Media Research Lab at ISU where he conducts research on media's impact on children and adults. He develops and conducts research projects designed to give parents and other caregivers information they need to make informed media choices for their children. Sponsored by the Center for Social and Behavioral Research and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology.
David Stern, professor of philosophy at the University of Iowa, will lecture at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, in CBB 255. Stern is the author of "Wittgenstein on Mind and Language" (1995) and "Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations: An Introduction" (2004) and an editor of "The Cambridge Companion to Wittgenstein" (1996) and "Wittgenstein Reads Weininger: A Reassessment" (2004). His research and teaching interests include philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, philosophy and computing and the history of analytic philosophy.
Free workshop for UNI students, staff and faculty from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, in BCS 33. Space is limited to 36 people. Advanced registration required at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-JPEC.
A "Change Leadership" session will be from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 22, in SEC 252. Presenters are Molly Schmidt, manager of training and development at Veridian Credit Union; and Gerri Perreault, director of leadership studies at UNI. They will present a change leadership model, and participants will have the opportunity to assess their own change leadership path.
Bart Ehrman, author of "Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (and Why We Don't Know About Them)," will join the CME book discussion at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 22, and will lecture at 7 p.m., in SEC 244/245.
"Union" Yoga Club presents studio director and RYT 200 certified yoga teacher Mary McInnis Meyer at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 29, in the CME Room A/B. She will share her experience of how she went from engineer at John Deere to founder of the first yoga studio in Cedar Falls. Yoga mats will be given away courtesy of "Union" Yoga Club. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact email@example.com.
The College of Humanities and Fine Arts will present the University Book and Supply Outstanding Teaching Award to Christopher Buckholz, School of Music, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 29, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. His presentation, "The Apprenticeship: Teaching Applied Music," is an exploration of how music is taught in the applied studio. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Chamber Wind Players will offer a spring recital at 6 p.m., Monday, April 19, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music student composers will showcase their work in the UNI Student Composers' Concert at 8 p.m., Monday, April 19, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI students will offer a chamber music concert at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in Graham Hall, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Faculty String Quartet will offer a spring recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, 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.
The UNI Percussion and West African Drum Ensembles will offer its second spring concert along with UNI's Taiko drum ensemble Kaji-Daiko at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
The RRTTC is hosting Gabrielle Louise in celebration of Earth Day 2010 at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 22, at Lampost (204 West Seerley, Cedar Falls). Louise's sound is a blend of folk, roots and Americana laced with sultry jazz. She will give a short presentation about her "Veggie Van," which runs on 100-percent waste-vegetable oil.
Visiting artist Nicholas Walker will present a double bass recital at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 22, in RSL 116. Walker earned his DMA in early music at Stony Brook University in 2004, and he studied with Paul Ellison at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, where he received a BMA in 1994. Walker currently serves as double bass professor at Ithaca College in New York. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Clarinet Studio and Ensemble will offer a spring concert at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 22, in Graham Hall, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Jazz Panthers will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 22, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL, with selections to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
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. For more information visit the UNI Panther Productions Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?v=info&ref=ts&gid=139352342379
UNI Jazz Band One will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 23, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.
Before Edward Cullen, Angel and Lestat, there was Count Dracula. The Strayer-Wood Theatre will present this classic tale based on the novel by Bram Stoker, at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 23 and 24; and 2 p.m., Sunday, April 25. Tickets are $14 for general public and free for UNI students. Call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 273-6381. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre.
UNI's International Dance Theatre will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 24, and 2 p.m., Sunday, April 25, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This year's show will feature a history of dance in America, including dances of early settlers, the Charleston era, Swing and Big Band, the Broadway musical and the modern era of hip hop. Tickets are $4 for students and senior citizens and $5 for the general public. Tickets can be bought from any IDT member, or at the door. Contact Daniel Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-3560 for more information.
The UNI Community Music School will host its spring recitals at noon, Sunday, April 25, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. Contact Cindi Mason at email@example.com for more information.
The first in a series of tribute concerts centered around the 200th anniversary of Chopin's birth will take place at 8 p.m., Monday, April 26, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Students from Dmitri Vorobiev's and Sean Botkin's studios will perform at this free concert.
Visiting artist Stephen Swanson, baritone, will present a voice recital at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 27, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Swanson is a concert and opera singer, a teacher of singing and an opera stage director. He earned degrees from North Park College and Northwestern University and served a two-year AGMA apprenticeship with the Wolf Trap Company. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Jazz Band III and jazz combos will present a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 27, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.
Guest Artist Karel Keldermans, carillonneur, will perform at noon, Thursday and Friday, April 29 and 30, at the Campanile. This event is free and open to the public.
Registration for summer fitness and leisure classes will begin Monday, May 3. Classes will start on Monday, May 10 and end Friday, July 30. FitX5 is a complete aerobic and strength training workout that meets for an hour Monday through Friday, early morning. Spinnercise, Boot Camp, Kickboxing, Total Sculpt and Tone, Absolutely Abs, Total Body Conditioning, Pilates, Yoga, Water Aerobics, Ballroom Dance and Zumba also will be offered. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitness/classes.html and check out "WRS Fitness and Leisure" on Facebook.
Personal trainers can design a program to help meet your specific fitness goals. Trainers are results driven and want you to succeed. Call Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html.
Piazza and Rialto Dining Centers will have a Carbon Lite special event on Earth Day, from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 22, featuring giveaways and menu choices that help lower our carbon footprint. Information about this topic will be posted throughout the dining centers.
The Piazza is celebrating the beloved childhood game Candyland. Relive your childhood in the Piazza Candyland at breakfast, lunch or dinner on Wednesday, April 21, at the Piazza.
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