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Monday, May 2, 2011

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NEWS

NEW GOOGLE, UNI PARTNERSHIPNEW

On Monday, April 25, UNI began offering Google Apps for Education (Google Apps) to newly enrolled students. Google Apps is a free suite of Web-based messaging and collaboration applications hosted on Google's servers. Google provides these apps as a service rather than software you have to download and install. To access the apps, you simply use a Web browser on any computer connected to the Internet. See more at http://www.uni.edu/its/news/2011/04/3/new-google-uni-partnership

NEW U-BILL AND DUE DATE CHANGES FOR FALL 2011

The first fall 2011 u-bill will be issued on Monday, Aug. 1, and will be due Saturday, Aug. 20. To take advantage of tuition payment plans, students must complete an online payment plan agreement, which will be available on MyUNIverse beginning July 1. UNI will no longer automatically enroll students into payment plans, as has been done in the past. Watch www.uni.edu/obo/student_accounts for additional billing updates starting June 1.

PANTHER PICK UP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers are needed to assist with the Panther Pick Up May 4 through 6. Volunteers are needed to accept donations, to explain the event to passers-by and to encourage students to bring things to the truck rather than discarding in the nearby dumpsters. Volunteer shifts include Wednesday, May 4, 1 to 4 p.m.; Thursday, May 5, 1 to 4 p.m.; and  Friday, May 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Towers, East Towers, East Redeker and West 23rd Street. To volunteer, email kathy.green@uni.edu.

WAS YOUR NAME DRAWN FOR A PRIZE?NEW

If you completed the NSSE or Proficiency Profile in time to be included in the drawings for prizes, check your UNI email to see if your name was randomly selected for a prize. Prizes can be picked up in 117 ITTC during finals week.

BUILD YOUR RESUME WITH A FALL COURSE IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION

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

SUMMER COURSES STILL AVAILABLE THROUGH CONTINUING & DISTANCE EDUCATION

Open offerings include Women's and Gender Studies: Introduction; scuba, pool operator and lifeguarding courses; Pro-Engineer; CAD; Technology in Society and Organizations; Soundscapes: Music in Culture; Developmental Psychology; American Sign Language; and more. For a complete list of course, visit www.uni.edu/continuinged/programs/courses. Or, consider enrolling in Guided Independent Study. Take up to nine months to complete a course; more than 80 courses are available. Learn more at www.uni.edu/continuinged/gis.

TUTOR FOR CREDIT

200:180(g) - Community Service: Academic Skills Achievement Center is a 2-credit course. Tutors are needed in literacy, language arts, math and special education. Get tutorial experience in a multicultural setting. The course may be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Must have junior standing. Call 433-1271 for additional information.

RESOURCES

HEALTH INSURANCE FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS

The university offers health and dental insurance coverage to recent graduates through the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). If you decide this insurance is suitable for your situation, contact the UNI Student Health Clinic Insurance Office prior to Friday, July 1, for enrollment information at 273-7736 or email healthcenter@uni.edu.

DE-STRESS DAYS

Take a break from studying and de-stress with WRS. Enjoy a free mini masssage, color, walk the labyrinth or stretch away your stress from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 2 through 4, in the Ballroom, MAU. Students can also interact with animals from the Cedar Bend Humane Society.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

LIBRARY EXHIBIT CASES AVAILABLENEW

Rod Library has exhibit cases available for use by university departments and organizations. Proposals can be submitted at http://www.uni.edu/library/exhbproposal/. See guidelines at http://www.library.uni.edu/public-relations/exhibits.

EXHIBITIONS AND FILMS

'M.A. THESIS EXHIBITION, B.F.A. EXHIBITION,' 'HEADSHOT' PRINT EXHIBITION

The UNI Gallery of Art will present three concurrent exhibitions, one by M.A. candidate Jay Raabe, one by B.F.A. candidate Sarah Deppe, and one curated by UNI associate professor of art Tim Dooley and North Carolina-based printmaker Bill Flick, titled “Headshot.” 

PERFORMING ARTS

UNI NEW HORIZONS BAND SPRING CONCERT

The New Horizons Band will offer its spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 2, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. The New Horizons Band features musicians 55 and older who travel from all over Iowa to participate. This event is free and open to the public.

UNI CHILDREN’S CHOIR SPRING CONCERT

The UNI Children's Choir will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 6, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.

CREME DE LA CREME 11 AT GALLAGHER-BLUEDORNNEW

The 11th annual Creme de la Creme benefit concert will be presented on Friday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m., in the Great Hall, GBPAC. The concert will begin with the award-winning Union High School Show Choir of La Porte City. Well-known jazz artists Chris Merz, tenor sax, and Bob Washut, piano, will perform. Washut also will accompany Karen Holvik as she returns from Boston to perform jazz vocals. Frederick Halgedahl, violin, will play “Meditation” from "Thais." Randy Hogancamp will lead the Kaji-Daiko Japanese Drum Ensemble. The Four Spouses, UNI piano faculty Sean Botkin and his wife Serena Hou, and Dmitri Vorobiev and his wife Polina Khatsko, will perform and will be joined by Marleta Matheso for the finale on five grand pianos. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $5 for children and students. Call 273-4TIX for tickets.

UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT

The UNI Suzuki School will offer a spring concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 15, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

SPECIAL EVENTS

CINCO DE MAYO ON COLLEGE HILL

The College Hill Partnership will present Cinco de Mayo on the Hill from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 5. The event will feature local mariachi and Latin pop bands playing in Pettersen Plaza at College and W. 20th streets in Cedar Falls. The event is free and open to the public. A variety of Mexican food and beverages will be available for purchase, and there will be a children’s activities workshop. College Hill Cinco de Mayo T-shirts, designed by a local artist, will also be for sale. For more information, visit www.collegehillpartnership.org.

RHO EPSILON (REAL ESTATE CLUB) 15TH ANNUAL GOLF OUTINGNEW

UNI's Real Estate organization, Rho Epsilon, will host a golf outing on Friday, May 6, at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course in Cedar Falls. Breakfast and registration will start at 9 a.m. A dinner will be provided after your round of golf. The cost is $35 per student, which includes green fees, cart, breakfast, dinner and prizes. Hang out and talk to possible future employers. If you have any questions, contact Phil Meyer at p.r.meyer@hotmail.com or sign up in the finance department.

MAKING A SOLAR SPLASH!NEW

Mark your calendars for the 2011 IEEE-PELS Solar Splash to be held Wednesday through Sunday, June 8 through 12, at George Wyth State Park. Solar Splash is the world championship of Intercollegiate Solar Electric Boating. Teams are traveling from Turkey, Mexico, California, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, and other locations to compete in five days of technical and on-the-water events. Solar Splash is a STEM event and is open to the public. For more information, visit www.solarsplash.com.

SUZUKI SCHOOL LESSONSNEW

The UNI Suzuki School is celebrating 35 years of music education for all ages. Applications for summer lessons (violin, viola, cello, flute and guitar) are now being accepted. Visit http://www.uni.edu/music/suzuki for registration procedures or more information.

KINDERMUSIK TO HOLD SUMMER CAMP FOR LITTLE MUSICIANSNEW

Kindermusik, part of the UNI Community Music School, will offer a five-week summer Kindermusik session for little musicians and their caregivers from Monday, June 20, through Friday, July 22. Kindermusik classes meet once per week and include singing, dancing, instrument play-alongs and creative learning. Evening and morning classes for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, as well as multi-age classes for siblings, are available. The registration deadline is Thursday, June 16; the cost is $50. Register by Thursday, May 12, and save $5. For more information, visit www.joyful-noise-studio.com or contact Tricia Freeman at 319-415-9404 or tricia.freeman@uni.edu.

MUSEUM'S ADVENTURE ACADEMY 2011NEW

Discover the processes of archaeology during a week-long adventure at the University Museum, Monday through Friday, June 13 through 17. Learn the definition of "culture," excavate a fictitious civilization, catalog tools and artifacts, imagine what that society might have been like, and share facts and findings at a special symposium. The event is appropriate for children going into third through sixth grades. The fee is $50 for Friends members; $60 for nonmembers. Registration and payment are due by Friday, June 3. A registration form is available at www.uni.edu/camps.

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS FOR FINAL EXAM WEEK & THE WEEKEND BEFORE SUMMER SESSION 2011

The library hours for Wednesday, April 27, through Tuesday, May 3, are extended hours. Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to closing time. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID. http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#springfinals