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Monday, Apr 4, 2011

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NEWS

UNI COMPUTER SYSTEM IS CHANGINGNEW

UNI has been implementing a new Student Information System (SIS). SIS is the main computer system that allows you to register for classes, receive financial aid awards, and get your grade report, degree audit and u-bill. To read about how this will change for students and the new features available, click here.

APPLY FOR AN NISG EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITIONNEW

Want to work with NISG to serve students? Then apply for an executive director position. Applications and descriptions are available at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/government/nisg-open-positions. Applications must be completed by 5 p.m., Friday, April 8. Want more information? Email Spencer at spencer.walrath@gmail.com.

NEW COURSE FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN SUSTAINABILITY

Introduction to Sustainability will be offered during the fall 2011 semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in 115 CEEE. There are no prerequisites for the solutions-oriented course. For more information, contact the instructor, Bill Stigliani, at 273-7150 or william.stigliani@uni.edu.

FALL COURSE IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATIONNEW

The fall 2011 course in Applied Writing (620:105g/ English 4775/5775) builds professional skills in workplace communication. Prerequisites can be waived. For more information, email prof-writing@uni.edu.

USHERS NEEDED FOR 'URINETOWN'NEW

Looking for something fun to do on a Friday or Saturday night or Sunday afternoon? Would you like to see a Strayer-Wood Theatre performance for free? Sign up to be an usher for one or more performances of "Urinetown," music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and the book and lyrics by Greg Kotis. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16 and April 21 and 23, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 17, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. For more information, contact Allison Krois at allisonkrois@gmail.com.

DIRECT DEPOSIT SIGN UP - NON-PAYROLLNEW

Throughout the month of April, Business Operations is promoting the benefits of direct deposit for students, faculty and staff. Benefits include a decrease in individuals’ wait time for payments and the university’s cost of processing payments. As an added incentive to sign up for direct deposit of travel reimbursements, student refunds and other payments, Business Operations will give away gift cards throughout the month of April. Each Friday, there will be a drawing for individuals who have signed up during the preceding week. Sign up is easy. For step-by-step instructions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/dirdeposit_qrg.pdf

UNI C.A.R.E. AWARDS

The deadline for nominations for the UNI Creating a Responsible Environment awards is Friday, April 8. Students, faculty, staff, student organizations and departments are eligible. Nomination information can be found at www.uni.edu/sustainability. Award winners will be recognized at the annual Sustainability Forum on Thursday, April 21.

FREE TAX HELP AT UNI

Accounting students at UNI are providing free income tax assistance on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. now through Wednesday, April 13. Sessions are held in 223 CBB. No appointment is necessary. You are encouraged to arrive by 5:30 p.m. to allow students sufficient time to complete returns. For more information, call the UNI Department of Accounting at 273-2394.

NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK- 'SAFETY AT WORK'NEW

Each year, communities come together in April to celebrate National Public Health Week and help improve our nation’s health. This year's emphasis is safety. Tuesday's focus is "Safety at Work." Information about office ergonomics will be distributed at the WRC.

EXPLORE THE CEDAR VALLEY

Connect4UNI, a group of Presidential Scholars, wants you to experience cultural opportunities here in the Cedar Valley. Visit www.uni.edu/theconnection, print out a Connect Card, visit the locations, turn in the card and get a free T-shirt. You will also be entered to win gift cards.

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA TO SPEAK AT UNI COMMENCEMENTNEW

First lady Michelle Obama will speak at UNI's commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, in the UNI-Dome. UNI will consolidate the three ceremonies into one to provide our 1,900 graduates the opportunity to be addressed by the first lady. The commencement website has information on how to get tickets and other details. 

COE HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION WEBINAR ARCHIVEDNEW

The March 24 COE Hot Topics in Education webinar "Literacy, Language and Communication for Students with Severe Disabilities" is now archived at http://univnia.na4.acrobat.com/p28022819/. For more information on these webinars, visit www.uni.edu/coe/webinars.

RESOURCES

FACE-TO-FACE HELP SESSIONS FOR REGISTRATIONNEW

If you need help registering in the new Student Center tab in MyUNIverse, help sessions are available in Maucker Union and Gilchrist Hall near the Office of the Registrar. Trained staff will be available to walk you through the registration process. Please click here for dates and times.

24/7 SERVICE WEEKNEW

The UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers will host a 24/7 Service Week during the week of April 14 through 20 to encourage people to give back to the community. UNIFI will sponsor a service project each day and invites anyone interested in helping to sign up at http://service.unifreethought.com.

TRAVEL AND VOLUNTEER ABROAD THIS SUMMER NEW

International Student Volunteers is the program for you if you want to travel, volunteer and have a meaningful summer adventure that will positively impact your world and make a difference. Currently, International Student Volunteers is offering end-of-recruiting-season promotions, including reduced deposits and hundreds of dollars of discounts on program fees. Please contact Robyn Odegard at odegardr@uni.edu for further information.

SCHOLARSHIP FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENTNEW

The Robert and Yvonne Koob Fund for Community Engagement is accepting scholarship applications for summer and fall 2011. If you are a UNI student who will be completing an internship with a non-profit organization this summer or coming fall, you should apply. Students are eligible for support up to $3,000. Visit http://www.uni-foundation.org/page.aspx?id=lotw36p87 to apply. Contact Julianne Gassman with questions about the Koob Fund or your application at julianne.gassman@uni.edu or by phone at 273-2264. Applications are due Friday, April 15.

ROD LIBRARY TEXT MESSAGING NUMBER CHANGENEW

The number for requesting research help and other information about Rod Library resources and services via text message has changed to 250-4100. Research help can also be requested through other channels such as chat, email, telephone and in person, as described at http://www.library.uni.edu/ask-us-research-help.

FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTHNEW

Throughout April, the Office of Student Financial Aid will sponsor five “Food and Finances” workshops. Bring your lunch and discuss a variety of topics including: investments, purchasing a car, purchasing a home, choosing benefits at work, completing an I-9 and the psychology of money. Drawings will take place at the end of every workshop for free food and Live Like a Student T-shirts. For a list of speakers and times, visit www.uni.edu/finaid. Register from the financial aid website or visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start&admin_group=FINAID.

FIRST-YEAR OR SENIOR STUDENT? CHECK YOUR EMAILNEW

Don’t miss an opportunity to win a Nook eReader or other prizes. Check your UNI email for an invitation to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Completing the survey helps UNI -- and enters your name into a drawing for prizes. To see the prizes, visit http://www.uni.edu/assessment/nssedrawing.shtml.

NEED AN EXCUSE TO READ A GOOD BOOK?

The Reading & Learning Center Book Group is choosing the next book to read. No outside reading is required. The group meets on Mondays at 2 p.m. in 008 ITTC and reads aloud while stopping to discuss, ask questions and laugh.

VOLUNTEERING IN THE READING & LEARNING CENTERNEW

Need some experience to put on your resume? Do you enjoy helping other students succeed in their courses? Do you typically do well in your courses? Consider volunteering in the Reading & Learning Center as an academic coach. For more information, email gina.burkart@uni.edu.

FINDING YOUR FINANCES SCAVENGER HUNT

The Office of Student Financial Aid is sponsoring a Find Your Finances scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt will ask students to complete a variety of tasks related to financial aid and financial literacy. Tasks include pulling your credit report, meeting with a financial aid counselor to make a budget, and tracking your student loan borrowing. Each task is weighted based on difficulty. The five students with the most points will each receive a $100 scholarship that can either be used on their current financial aid award or for the 2011-2012 award year. Any student who completes nine out of the 12 tasks will receive a Live Like a Student T-Shirt. For additional details and to register for the scavenger hunt, visit www.uni.edu/finaid.

SPECIAL EVENTS

PRESERVICE PLTW LAB OPEN HOUSE - APRIL 6NEW

Join the Department of Industrial Technology, Project Lead The Way® (PLTW) and the Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership (IMSEP) for a Preservice PLTW Lab Open House from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, in 014 ITTC. There will be hands-on demonstrations, tours and refreshments. At 3 p.m., there will be remarks by Gloria Gibson, provost; Joel Haack, dean, CNS/CHFA; Thor Misko, acting CEO, PLTW, Clifton Park, NY; and Doug Hotek, industrial technology, affiliate director for PLTW. UNI is the first university beyond the pilot program to offer preservice PLTW training, allowing graduating technology, mathematics and science teachers to teach PLTW in the classroom from day one. RSVP to IMSEP@uni.edu by Monday, April 4.

OPEN MIC NIGHT FEATURING DYNAMIC DUONEW

Come to Campus Activities Board's Open Mic Night featuring student musicians and poets, followed by a performance by slam poets Dynamic Duo. The show is at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 7, in the Coffeehouse, MAU.

EASTER EGG HUNTNEW

The Society for Extraordinary Non-Traditional Student Education organization will host its annual Easter egg hunt from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 9. The event is open to all nontraditional students and their children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc. The event is free and gift bags of goodies will be provided to every child who attends. For more information, contact Luke Steimel at Ls454154@gmail.com.

UNI DANCE MARATHON MEETINGNEW

UNI Dance Marathon will host a meeting open to anyone interested in getting involved with the organization at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 7, in the University Room, MAU. There are several committees with openings for people who are passionate about the cause. For more information, email Dakotah Reed at reed.dakotah@gmail.com or call 641-777-2802.

CRASH THE FIELDNEW

RHA presents Crash the Field on Sunday, April 10. Celebrate the end of the school year from 2 to 5 p.m. at Lawther Field. While there, compete in inflatable games and enjoy free food.

HARRY POTTER SPECIAL EVENTNEW

Expelliarmus! Come celebrate the upcoming release of the new Harry Potter movie from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, April 11, with special food and games at the Piazza Dining Center. There will be a six-foot broom cake, a Harry Potter birthday cake and more. Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character and try to win guest meals and pizzas. Play games for a chance to win prizes, such as dining dollars, pizza or the Harry Potter book.

WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES - PARTICIPANTS NEEDED

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is an international men's march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Men are asked to walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes to protest sexualized violence. UNI's Greek Week and Interfraternity Council will host this event on Thursday, April 14, starting at the Alumni House. The race starts at 5:30 p.m. For this event to be successful, men need to volunteer to walk. For more information or to participate, contact Katie O'Keefe at okeefek11@gmail.com.

ST. STEPHEN THE WITNESS CATHOLIC STUDENT CENTER FISH FRYNEW

St. Stephen the Witness will host a Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, April 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Student Center (1019 W. 23rd St). Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children, or four for $25. There will be a Knights of Columbus Service Auction beginning at 6:30 p.m.

QUASH - QUEST TO UNRAVEL ALZHEIMER'S SCAVENGER HUNTNEW

QUASH, the Quest to Unravel Alzheimer's Scavenger Hunt, is back for 2011. Gather a team of two to four people to challenge your body and mind in a campus-wide event at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 16. Each QUASH team is asked to raise $100 per participant to benefit and support the Alzheimer's Association's research efforts. Register today at www.QUASHnow.org.

TROOP-A-PALOOZA CARNIVAL EVENTNEW

The UNI PR Campaign Methods class will host the Troop-A-Palooza Carnival from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 17, at the Cedar Falls High School gym located at 1015 Division St. The event features a meal, games and chances to win prizes, such as hotel stays, pool passes and more. Admission is $5 and includes a meal ticket. Purchase tickets at the door on April 17. Visit http://www.wix.com/girlscoutseiwi/troopapalooza or contact troopcarnival@gmail.com for more information.

SUNI DAYS: TRADITIONS CHALLENGE STYLE

Have you been working on completing your Traditions Challenge Book? If not, you should be. On Thursday, April 21, from 4 to 6 p.m., Connecting Alumni to Students (CATS) will host SUNI Days: Traditions Challenge Style to give you a chance to complete some of those hard-to-do challenges. Meet TC, practice your Interlude Dance for Spencer and Ian, the new student body president and vice president, try mini-golf with one of the golfers and more. How can you participate? Just bring a team and some finished Traditions. There will be prizes for the best dressed teams. Visit www.uni.edu/traditions and click on the SUNI Days tab for more information. If you have questions, contact Nola Aigner (nolarae@uni.edu) or Nicole Combs (combsn@uni.edu).

THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF INTERCOLLEGIATE SOLAR BOATINGNEW

UNI will host IEEE-PELS Solar Splash 2011 - The World Championship of Intercollegiate Solar Boating Wednesday through Sunday, June 8 through 12, in George Wyth State Park. The event includes national and international teams with state-of-the-art solar electric boats promoting sustainable transplantation methods. This is a free event and open to public. UNI solar boat team ranked third in the 2009 and 2010 championships in Arkansas and will host the event in Iowa for the first time. For more information, visit www.solarsplash.com or contact Reg Pecen, UNI Solar Panthers team adviser at pecen@uni.edu.

CLUBS/MEETINGS

MAKE A WISH COME TRUE WITH THE NORTHERN IOWA WISHMAKERS

Northern Iowa Wishmakers is seeking new members. This student organization can offer you leadership, volunteer service hours and the feeling that you are truly making a difference in your community. NI Wishmakers helps fund and create wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses in the Cedar Valley. For more information, email niwishmakers@gmail.com and attend an informational meeting at 1 p.m., Monday, April 4, or 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, in the Presidential Room, MAU.

RHO EPSILON (REAL ESTATE CLUB) MEETING NEW

UNI's Real Estate organization, Rho Epsilon, will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in 227 CBB. This will be a dual presentation with Derrick Huffey, owner of Huffey Properties, from the Des Moines area and Oakridge Realtors, from the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area. Come learn about the companies and the opportunities they have available. After the presentation the group will head to the OP for free pizza. All majors are welcome. Any questions, feel free to contact Amanda Donovan at adonovan@uni.edu.

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

AN INTRODUCTION TO AUSTRIAN ECONOMICS

Many people believe that no one had the foresight to predict the financial collapse of 2008. However, there was a vocal minority speaking out years in advance, and they follow the school of Austrian Economics. University of Iowa economics professor Patrick Barron will give a presentation on the basics of this theory at 6 p.m., Monday, April 4, in the Elm Room, MAU. This event is hosted by the UNI Young Americans for Liberty.

CURRENT RESEARCH ON WOMEN (CROW) FORUMNEW

A CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, April 4, in 109A CME. Johnanna Ganz, Women’s & Gender Studies graduate student and winner of the Outstanding Graduate Research Paper award, will present “Impossibly Hot Moms: Media and the Construction of the 'Good' Mother’s Body." The Women’s & Gender Studies program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to gather for the informal presentation and discussion. Bring your lunch.

CASUAL CONVO ABOUT CASUAL SEXNEW

The Honors Student Advisory Board is sponsoring a discussion about casual sex at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, in the Ballroom, MAU. Gary Gute, applied human sciences, and Susan Hill, philosophy and religions, will present on this issue and facilitate a discussion afterward. The discussion will focus on the perception of sex as something that does not need a relationship attached to it in our society. Is this something people see as good/bad? Is it a recent state of mind? What are the effects of this?

JULIET SCHOR SPEAKS ON 'PLENITUDE: THE NEW ECONOMICS OF TRUE WEALTH'

Juliet B. Schor, professor of sociology at Boston College, will discuss her book "Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth" at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, in Lang Hall Auditorium. The book offers a groundbreaking intellectual statement about the economics and sociology of ecological decline, suggesting a radical change in how we think about consumer goods, value and ways to live. Schor is a former member of the Harvard economics department, and a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient. For more information, see www.uni.edu/commstudies.

NETSMARTZ PRESENTATION WITH SPECIAL AGENT KAREN GALENEW

Karen Gale, victim specialist for the FBI, will provide information for students, faculty, staff and community members on Internet safety and how not to be victimized online at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, in 247 SEC. A social hour will begin at 5 p.m. The NetSmartz presentation covers many aspects of online life, including risky online behaviors, online predators, cyberbullying, social networking sites, cell phone use, texting and sexting. Learn to recognize and avoid potential dangers when utilizing the Internet for both yourself and your students. 

'BLUE ZONES' AUTHOR TO SPEAK AT UNI

New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner will discuss Blue Zones® –  places in the world where higher percentages of people are living longer, healthier lives. He will also discuss how cities are receiving makeovers through his Vitality City movement. Buettner will speak at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 7, in the Commons Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about Blue Zones and Buettner, visit http://www.bluezones.com/.

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP PANEL

A panel discussion on leadership will be held from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 7, in the State College Room, MAU. Panel members include Renee Christoffer, vice president of administration, Veridian Credit Union; Steve Dust, CEO, Cedar Valley Alliance; Ritchie Kurtenbach, assistant business manager and organizer, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 288; and Ellen Miller, board member, World’s Window, Cedar Falls. The event is free and open to the public.

FOURTH ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUMNEW

The Fourth Annual Graduate Student Symposium, sponsored by the Graduate College, is Monday, April 11 and Wednesday, April 13. Creative performances are scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m., Monday, April 11, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. On April 13 the poster presentations will be from noon to 2 p.m. in the Ballroom, MAU and the oral presentations will be from noon to 3 p.m. in the lower level, MAU.

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURENEW

Wallace Hettle, history, will present "Soldiers' Stories: Stonewall Jackson in Civil War Memoirs" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, in 115 SRL. The event is free and open to the public.

ROCK-A MY SOUL: A LOOK AT ROCK MUSIC & CATHOLIC SPIRITUALITYNEW

Is it possible that the secular music you hear on the radio can be spiritual? Speaker David Nantais will discuss popular music and young-adult spirituality at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, at the St. Stephen the Witness Student Center chapel. Nantais is an adjunct instructor in the University of Detroit Mercy Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy, director of University Ministry and a freelance writer.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGY SUMMITNEW

An Interactive Technology Summit will take place from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m., Friday, April 8, in 134 ITTC. This summit offers public dialogue among the innovative business leaders in the Cedar Valley’s blossoming interactive technology industry and UNI faculty members who are developing an integrated interdisciplinary approach to interactive digital studies. The summit will feature four speakers: Russ Wasendorf Jr., PFGBEST; Wade Arnold, T8Webware; Eugene Wallingford, computer science; and Bettina Fabos, communication studies. A moderated discussion will be led by Matthew Wilson, marketing; a Q&A session will follow the speakers. 

18TH ANNUAL CSBS STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCENEW

Undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines within the College of Social and Behavioral Science, will present their research in poster sessions and panel discussions from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 9. Poster sessions will be in the Sabin Hall Atrium, and presentations and panel discussions will be held throughout the building. The keynote will be presented by Christopher Uggen, Distinguished McKnight Professor of Sociology and chair of the Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota, on "Crime, Justice and Game-Changing Social Science" from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in 002 SAB. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/csbs-conference/.

MUSIC EDUCATION WORKSHOP

School of Music instructor of music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate a Music Education Workshop on Saturday, April 9 at 8 a.m. in Davis Hall, GBPAC. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.

CONFERENCE ON THE STATE OF LANGUAGE EDUCATION IN IOWA K-12 SCHOOLS NEW

The Department of Modern Languages will host a one-day conference on The State of Language Education in K-12 Schools in Iowa. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 9, in 109 CBB and will feature presentations on best practices, case studies of successful programs and programs in crisis and a roundtable of faculty and administrators reflecting on ideas presented throughout the day. The evening will conclude with a keynote address by Paul Sandrock, associate director for professional development at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). 

COMMUNITY AND INEQUALITY: MOVING TOWARD RACIAL JUSTICE IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Register for the conference Community and Inequality: Moving Toward Racial Justice in Local Communities, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, April 15, in the Georgian Lounge, COM. Todd Swanstrom, University of Missouri, will speak on the impact of inequality on community decisions and community life. Gregory Squires, George Washington University, will speak on housing discrimination, in particular the use of new media to exclude people of color from housing. Admission to the keynote addresses is free. Registration for the full-day conference, including lunch, is $15. Registration after April 6 is $20. For more information, contact the Public Policy office at 273-2910 or allen.hays@uni.edu.

EXHIBITIONS AND FILMS

MOVIE SHOWING: 'BIG BUCKS, BIG PHARMA'

The film "Big Bucks, Big Pharma" examines the role of drugs and marketing in health care issues and will be shown at 7 p.m., Monday, April 4, in the CEEE auditorium. This film is part of the Sustainability Film Series; a panel discussion will be held after the film. For more information, contact jcallana@uni.edu.

ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

An exhibition showcasing outstanding recent works by students in the UNI Department of Art is open now through Sunday, April 17. The juror for this year's competitive exhibition is Kansas City-based gallery owner and director Sherry Leedy. http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery.

SATURDAY FILM SERIES: THE PRIVATE LIFE OF PLANTS

"Episode 3: Flowering" will be shown at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 9, at the University Museum. In this groundbreaking series, David Attenborough takes the viewer on a guided tour through the secret world of plants to see things no unaided eye could witness.

FILMS ON SEXUAL VIOLENCE AS A TOOL OF WAR IN THE CONGO

Two highly acclaimed documentary films will be shown at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, in 115 SRL. The films are "Fighting the Silence: Sexual Violence Against Women in Congo" and "Weapon of War: Confessions of Rape in Congo." The screening is co-sponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education and UNI-STAND. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/chge.

MOVIE AND DISCUSSION NIGHTNEW

Awareness for Individuals with Disabilities will show a movie related to diverse ability from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, in the Elm Room, MAU. A discussion about diverse ability will follow the movie.

PERFORMING ARTS

'URINETOWN': THE MUSICALNEW

Strayer-Wood Theatre presents "Urinetown" - a hilarious musical about greed, corruption, love and revolution in which citizens must use public amenities regulated by a single company that profits from charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16, in UNI's Strayer-Wood Theatre. A matinee will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 17. Free for UNI students.

NORTHWIND QUINTET PERFORMANCENEW

The Northwind Quintet will offer a spring recital at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. The group will feature 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.

UNITUBA CONCERTNEW

The UNITUBA Ensembles will offer a spring recital at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: KAREL KELDERMANS, CARILLON

Guest artist Karel Keldermans, carillonneur, will perform at noon at the Campanile on both Thursday, April 7 and Friday, April 8. Bring your lunch and enjoy a one-of-a-kind musical experience. This event is free and open to the public.

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: CELLO AND VIOLIN

Visiting artists Richard Aaron, cello, and Stephen Shipps, violin, will present a recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 7, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Both artists currently serve as professors at the University of Michigan. Aaron has traveled extensively, giving master classes in Madrid, Spain; Manheim, Germany; Seoul, Korea; Matsumoto, Japan; and Paris. Shipps enjoys a varied professional career as a violinist, teacher, editor, administrator, adjudicator and commentator. This event is free and open to the public.

CLARINET STUDIO AND CLARINET ENSEMBLE CONCERT

Tthe UNI Clarinet Studio and Ensemble will offer a spring concert on Thursday, April 7 at 6 p.m. in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

UNI HORN CHOIR CONCERTNEW

The UNI Horn Choir will offer a spring recital at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 10, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL SPRING RECITAL WEEKENDNEW

The UNI Community Music School will host its spring recitals on Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17, at various times in RSL. For more information, contact Cindi Mason at cynthia.mason@uni.edu.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: UNI SYMPHONIC BANDNEW

The Symphonic Band will offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, in Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: HEATHER ARMSTRONG, OBOENEW

Visiting artist Heather Armstrong will present an oboe recital at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 14, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, with faculty artist Korey Barrett, piano. Armstrong is assistant professor of oboe and music theory at Luther College. She holds doctor of musical arts and master of music degrees from the Eastman School of Music. Armstrong is a member of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony and also performs with the La Crosse Symphony. This event is free and open to the public.

NORTHERN IOWA JUNIOR ORCHESTRA CONCERTNEW

The UNI Suzuki School will present the Northern Iowa Junior Orchestra spring concert at 6 p.m., Sunday, April 17, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL MASTER CLASSESNEW

The UNI Community Music School will present spring master classes at noon, Sunday, April 10, in Graham Hall and 116, RSL. For more information, contact Cynthia.Mason@uni.edu

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: NORTHERN IOWA WIND SYMPHONYNEW

The Northern Iowa Wind Symphony will offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 15, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: JAZZ PANTHERSNEW

The UNI Jazz Panthers will offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 14, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. The concert will feature guest artist John Kizilarmut on drums and vibraphone. Kizilarmut has recorded with a wide range of artists, from jazz pianist Anthony Belfiglio to the Grammy Award-winning DJ Starscream, and has also worked professionally with several jazz luminaries including Branford Marsalis, Ron Westray and Slide Hampton. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

WRS APRIL E-NEWSLETTER

Check out the Wellness & Recreation Services April newsletter, available at www.uni.edu/wellrec. Follow the link on the homepage to check out updates on WRS events and programs, along with wellness tips and articles.

INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

An intramural open co-rec softball tournament will take place Saturday, April 16. Play starts at 10 a.m. Open to students, faculty and staff. There is a $20 entry fee per team. Register Monday through Wednesday, April 11 through 13, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in 161 WRC. Limited to the first eight teams to register. The rain date is Sunday, April 17. For more information, call 273-7262.

INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT

An Intramural Open Co-Rec Soccer Tournament will take place at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 17. Open to students, faculty and staff. There is a $20 entry fee per team. Register between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.,  Monday through Wednesday, April 11 through 13, in 161 WRC. Play is limited to first eight teams to register. For more information, call 273-7262.

STRESS AND TIME MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Stressed? Pressed for time? Come to the Stress and Time Management workshop from 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, at the UNI Counseling Center, second floor of the Health Center. This workshop will teach you techniques to lessen stress and anxiety and improve time-management skills. Call 273-2676 to register.

ALCOHOL SCREENING

A confidential alcohol screening will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, in Old Central Ballroom C, MAU. This program offers screening and education to help students identify and stop unhealthy drinking patterns hopefully before they evolve into substance abuse or substance dependence. Screenings will be done on a drop-in basis. The process will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes. There will be free cookies for participants, as well as the chance to enter your name into a prize drawing.