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Thursday, Apr 14, 2011

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NEWS

REVIEW UNI ATHLETICS FOR NCAA CERTIFICATIONNEW

Hear the results of UNI's NCAA Certification Self-Study and offer opinions on the draft recommendations for UNI Athletics at the final open meeting: from 4 to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 21, in the University Room, MAU.

SUMMER COURSE RESERVE LISTSNEW

Faculty wanting to place items on reserve for the 2011 summer session should submit their list to the Rod Library Reserve Desk by Monday, April 25. Any requests received after this date cannot be guaranteed to be available for the first week of classes. Reserve lists can be submitted online at http://www.uni.edu/library/reserverequest/.

CALL FOR WELCOME WEEK EVENT INFORMATIONNEW

The Welcome Week Committee is planning events for the opening week of fall semester 2011, which will be posted on the Welcome Week website later this semester. Any UNI registered student organization, college or department hosting an opening-week event may have their events posted on the website. Email Jeremy Ward at jward@uni.edu with the following details: name of sponsoring organization or department, name of event, date, time, location and a short description. Events that conflict with Welcome Week "headline" events (scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18; 8 to 11 p.m., Friday, Aug. 19; and and 1 to 4 p.m. and 9 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20) will not be publicized. For more information, email jward@uni.edu.

ORDER YOUR 2011-2012 PARKING PERMIT ONLINE NOWNEW

The online parking-permit application is available for 2011-2012 in MyUNIverse under "Current Announcements," or visit https://java.access.uni.edu/ParkingPermit/faces/portal.jspx. Permits ordered now will be processed in August. The new application form includes the ability to order a regular vehicle permit in addition to a permit for a motorcycle. It also allows for the addition of license plate and vehicle information. Permanent faculty and staff may also submit their names for the Gilchrist G and the MMTC G lottery via this form. Questions may be directed to 273-2710.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

Donna Hoffman and Chris Larimer, political science, participated in a panel of political analysts at ISU discussing President Obama's first term. The program will be broadcast on Iowa Public Radio at noon, Friday, April 15. 

EARTH DAY BIKE GIVEAWAYNEW

Celebrate Earth Day with UNI retail outlets and enter for a chance to win one of two Trek 7100 bicycles and other bicycling gear. Register at the 23rd Street Market, Biscotti's, Prexy's and Essentials.

PANTHER VILLAGE IS THE NAME OF NEW CAMPUS APARTMENTS

The name for the new Department of Residence apartment complex will be Panther Village. Phase I of Panther Village is under construction and will be ready for occupancy (204 students) in fall 2012. It will include a community gathering space, offices, and recreation and study space. Most of the apartments are designed for four students in single bedrooms sharing living, dining and kitchen space. Phase II of Panther Village will be available for occupancy (246 students) in fall 2013. The project web cam is linked to the DOR webpage under What's Happening: www.uni.edu/dor.

DIRECT DEPOSIT SIGN UP - NON-PAYROLL

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

ASSOCIATE PROVOST FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS CANDIDATE OPEN FORUMNEW

The Associate Provost for International Programs (APIP) search committee invites all members of the campus community to attend the an open forum at which the second APIP candidate will give a short presentation on "Challenges for internationalization for universities in the 21st century: Lessons for UNI" followed by a question/answer session. An electronic evaluation form has been set up for each candidate at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/surveys/takeSurvey.cgi. The forum for the second cadidate is scheduled from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, in 244/245 SEC.

UNI COMMUNICATIONS SURVEY

Now through Friday, April 22, University Relations (UR) will be seeking input on communications practices via a survey at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/surveys/viewSurvey.cgi?vs=6015&admin=1. The purpose of the study is to continue to analyze the effectiveness of communications practices. Once the research is complete, UR will determine what initiatives to start, stop, modify or continue. The survey should take approximately five minutes. Your responses will be confidential. As a token of appreciation, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of three $25 Dining Dollars gift cards.

KAPPA DELTA PI ADOPT-A-SCHOOL PROGRAM

Kappa Delta Pi is sponsoring a school supply drive for teachers and students at Orange Elementary and Hoover Middle schools in Waterloo. Examples of the kinds of supplies needed are displayed on a board located in the second-floor lobby, SEC. The last day to donate is Friday, April 22.

SUPERVISORY & CONFIDENTIAL COUNCIL MEETING, APRIL 19

The next meeting of the Supervisory & Confidential Council will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, in 025 GIL.

FACULTY SURVEY OF WRITING

The University Writing Committee invites all faculty and instructional staff to participate in the survey on writing. This will complement student perceptions gathered through NSSE and provide data on how writing is actually taught at UNI. Please complete the survey at http://tinyurl.com/2frzgjk.

GRADUATE FACULTY MEETING

The annual Graduate Faculty Meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 21, in 115 SRL. During the meeting, awards will be presented to graduate students and graduate faculty. Faculty will discuss the new strategic plan for graduate education. The strategic plan, which is the first step in the strategic process, can be found at http://www.grad.uni.edu/graduate-faculty. A reception will immediately follow the meeting.

FALL 2011 UNI ELEARNING COURSES

Integration between the Campus Solutions Student Information System (SIS) and Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) will permit automatic creation of fall 2011 courses. An eLearning site will be created for all courses entered into the SIS. In lieu of manually requesting courses, instructors who elect to use the LMS will only need to log in to the UNI eLearning system and make their course available. No action is required for instructors who choose not to use the LMS. Fall 2011 eLearning courses will be populated with students in August before classes begin. Questions about this process should be sent to elearning@uni.edu.

UNI PHYSICS POLO SHIRTS ON SALE

The Physics Club has professional-quality polos for sale for $30 each. They are purple dry-wick polos with white stripes down the sides, with the UNI panther on the left breast surrounded by "Northern Iowa Physics." See a picture at https://sites.google.com/site/uniphysicsclub/. All proceeds will help fund the UNI Physics Club. Email uniphysicsclub@gmail.com with your name and size to place your order. Orders are due by Friday, April 15. Cash or a check made out to UNI Physics Club may be dropped off at the physics office in 215 PHY. Any questions may be directed to Jeremy Hulshizer at hulshizj@uni.edu or uniphysicsclub@gmail.com.

SPECIAL EVENTS

UNI COE - GREEN THE SCENE

Join the UNI College of Education for a series of brown bag lunches at noon the week of April 11. The college is promoting "Green the Scene," an initiative for faculty, staff and students to learn more about recycling, reducing waste and working in a healthy, sustainable environment. Topics include ergonomics, fire safety, green cleaning and energy conservation. To learn more about the sessions, visit the events link on the UNI c.a.r.e. site at www.vpaf.uni.edu/energy/energy_sub/announcements.shtml.

TROOP-A-PALOOZA CARNIVAL EVENT

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.

2011 SUSTAINABILITY FORUM - UNI'S GREEN REPORT CARD: ARE WE MAKING THE GRADE?NEW

Under sponsorship of UNI's Sustainability Council, the 2011 Sustainability Forum will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 21, in the Ballroom, MAU. All UNI community members are invited to learn about current campus sustainability initiatives and discuss how we as a campus can continue to leave a smaller footprint. Contact Eric O'Brien at 273-7207 or eric.obrien@uni.edu with questions.

HONORS RESEARCH DAY

Senior honors students and presidential scholars will present their thesis research projects on Saturday, April 16. The event begins with continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in the Lang Hall second-floor auditorium lounge. Following will be nine concurrent sessions of research presentations in Lang Hall rooms 208, 211, 222, 223, 308 and 311. For a complete schedule, visit http://www.uni.edu/honors/content/honors-research-day. Presentations are open to the public.

QUASH - QUEST TO UNRAVEL ALZHEIMER'S SCAVENGER HUNT

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 on 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.

THIRD ANNUAL RALLY IN THE VALLEY - APRIL 16

The 2011 Rally in the Valley: A Dinner Auction & Purple Tie Affair will be held Saturday, April 16, in the McLeod Center. The evening kicks off at 5 p.m. with complimentary beverages, hors d'oeuvres and a silent and super-silent auction. Following dinner will be a live auction and raffle drawings. Tickets are $75 per person or $65 for Panther Scholarship Club members; tables of eight can also be purchased for $500. For tickets, contact Sheri Bishop at 273-2470. The cash raffle features a first-place prize of $5,000 cash and four second-place prizes of $500 each (need not be present to win). Raffle tickets are $25 each or three for $50. Contact Elizabeth at 273-2468 about purchasing raffle tickets. http://www.unipanthers.com/psc/niwa-psc-rallyinthevalley.html

SELF-DEFENSE SEMINAR

A self-defense seminar will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, April 18, in Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Men and women are welcome to the first hour of this seminar, which will focus on safety and education, targeted toward college-age individuals. The second hour is for women only and will focus on learning self-defense skills. This event is free and refreshments will be provided. Wear comfy clothes and shoes. For more information, contact Anti-Violence Advocates at uniava@gmail.com or Staci Chananie-Hill at stacich@uni.edu.

CHIHULY GLASS UNVEILED APRIL 22 AT RUSSELL HALLNEW

The campus community is invited to an unveiling of artwork by Dale Chihuly, world-famous contemporary studio glass artist, Friday, April 22, 8:30 p.m., in the William and Charlotte Hinson Lobby, RSL. The contemporary studio glass is the most recent addition to the UNI Public Art Collection and was acquired with funding from the Art in State Buildings Program. The event is during the intermission of the Spotlight Series Jazz One concert and is hosted by the School of Music and the Art and Architecture Committee. For more information, email pat.beck@uni.edu or susanna.schuerman@uni.edu.

RECYCLING YOUR ELECTRONICS WITH GOODWILLNEW

Goodwill Industries will accept computer equipment in any condition from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 21, Maucker Union Plaza.  Desktops, laptops, monitors, drives, keyboards, printers . . . Anything that plugs into a computer. Stop by their booth at Earth Day to make your donation. Other electronics will not be accepted. See www.RRTTC.com for all Earth Day details.

THINKING LIKE A LOCAVORENEW

Learn to "Think Like A Locavore" at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, in the CME. Learn about locally grown and organic foods, where to purchase these foods, and the nutritional and environmental benefits of locally grown food. After a free “meet and eat” session there will be a short presentation by Rob and Tammy Faux of Faux Farms, local organic farmers from Tripoli. This event will end with the showing of the film "Food, Inc."

CAMPING UNDER THE CAMPANILENEW

Celebrate Earth Week by camping under the Campanile starting at 5 p.m., Tuesday,  April 19. Games will be played, stories will be told, S’mores will be made and fun will be had. Visit the UNI Outdoor Office at 174 WRC to sign up for free camping equipment rental by Friday, April 15.

UNI WETLAND CLEANUPNEW

Help clean up  the UNI Wetland Area at 4 p.m., Monday, April 18, north of the WRC. Stay for free pizza following the cleanup. Dress to get wet and dirty; gloves and bags will be provided. For more information, see www.rrttc.com.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

EDUCATION/EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOPNEW

The Educational Opportunity Center will host a free workshop for job seekers from 2 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, at UNI-CUE. Debra Hodges Harmon, a reemployment advisor with Cedar Valley IowaWORKS, will cover job searching, resume writing, cover letters, applications, interviewing, thank yous and skills/career assessments. For details, call 433-1230.

"BUILDING WIN-WIN RELATIONSHIPS" WORKSHOPNEW

The management workshop "Building Win-Win Relationships" will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, April 29, in 30 BCS. The registration deadline is Friday, April 22. Participants will learn the importance of building relationships that benefit both parties. The instructor, Patrick Langan, will explore the skills used by successful people including respect and an appreciation for people with varying backgrounds and viewpoints. Workshop participants will learn to blend persuasion, assertiveness, and negotiating skills to produce win-win results. The discounted price is $112 for UNI employees. For more information or to register, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 273-5851 or execdev@uni.edu.

PROJECT-MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP OFFERED

A two-part workshop on project management will be offered from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, in 319 CBB and from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday, April 29, in 30 BCS (lunch included). The cost of the workshop is $247.50 per attendee. To register or for more information, email OSP@uni.edu or call Lori Miller at 273-3217.

SURVIVAL SKILLS FOR FIRST-TIME MANAGERS WORKSHOP

The management workshop "Survival Skills for First-Time Managers" will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, in 30 BCS. The registration deadline is Tuesday, April 19. This workshop is a boot camp for first-time managers. Workshop participants will be introduced to critical management skills and tools needed to set a new leader on the right path. Instructor Jim Hogan will help participants discover their natural leadership style and how to adapt their communication style to the working style of the person and business situation. The discounted price is $224 for UNI employees. For more information or to register, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 273-5851 or execdev@uni.edu.

ADP SERVICE-LEARNING WORKSHOPNEW

A service-learning workshop will be held Thursday and Friday, May 12 and 13, in the University Room, MAU. The workshop leader is Robert Bringle, director of the Center for Service and Learning, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The workshop is free and open to the public. People may attend the entire workshop or select particular sessions. Register by calling 273-6898 or email ADP@UNI.edu.

RESOURCES

BLENDED COURSE DEVELOPMENT AWARDS APPLICATION DUE APRIL 15

ITS-Educational Technology and Continuing and Distance Education invite faculty to apply for the Blended Course Development Awards initiative scheduled for May 23-27. Sessions will focus on blended course development (any combination of face-to-face and online elements) and other supportive tools. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 15. For more information, including an application form, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/sites/default/files/documents/idds/bcda.pdf.

ACCESSIBLE WEB PAGE DESIGN

Monday, April 18, a training session will be held to offer assistance on increasing accessibility for all Web users, including those with disabilities. UNI employees responsible for contributing to or managing the design and content of their university department website should consider attending this session. Anyone who contributes to their department's website will benefit from this session, not just programmers and developers. For program details or registration instructions, visit: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training.

SPSS SHORT COURSE

A free hands-on short course on using SPSS will be held from 2 to 3:15 p.m., Friday, April 15, and from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, in 110 WRT. The class is suitable for beginners. The Department of Mathematics provides assistance to faculty, staff and students through its Statistical Consulting Lab. For assistance or to RSVP, contact Mark Jacobson at 273-7172 or jacobson@cs.uni.edu. For more information, visit www.cs.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL/.

SEEKING CLIENTS WHO NEED PUBLICATIONS CREATED

The UNI Professional Writing Program seeks individual and organizational clients who need to have print and digital publications created (e.g., newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards). Contact Adrienne Lamberti at lamberti@uni.edu for more information.

SUMMER 2011 ELEARNING COURSES

UNI faculty using the Blackboard/WebCT learning management system in conjunction with their summer semester courses should use the web form at http://elearning.uni.edu/forms/course_request.html to submit a course request. Courses will be populated with students Saturday, May 7, and enrollment changes are processed on a daily basis throughout the semester.

OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD

Open enrollment for academic administrators, faculty, institutional officials, Merit Supervisory and P&S staff will be April 18 through May 31. Open enrollment is a good time to review your benefit options and explore all that UNI has to offer. New benefit plan options offered this year allow you to choose a health and dental plan that best meets your needs.  Visit www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/benefits to get a head start reviewing the new benefit overviews, plan comparisons, FAQs, and dates for upcoming informational sessions.

TIAA-CREF COUNSELING

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus conducting one-on-one counseling sessions on Wednesdays, May 4 and May 18, and Thursdays, April 21, May 12 and 19. The TIAA-CREF representative can help with questions such as 1) Is my investment mix appropriate? 2) Am I saving enough to maintain my lifestyle in retirement? and 3) How do I use my funds for income in retirement? To sign up for these complementary meetings, call (toll-free) 866-842-2977.

158 FREE DELL DESKTOP COMPUTERS

To be considered for a free computer, requests must be submitted through your college or division technical coordinator on or before Friday, April 29. Request form/instructions can be found at http://www.uni.edu/its-old/us/sccs/OldPCsSpring2011Notice.htm. Although these machines are slightly older (three and four years old), they may be able to replace even older equipment to provide valuable access and service for students at various locations throughout campus. This offer is extended only to campus departments, not student groups or individuals. The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, April 29.

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

FIFTH ANNUAL CHFA GRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

The fifth annual College of Humanities and Fine Arts Graduate Research Symposium will be held from noon to 5 p.m., Friday, April 15, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. The symposium will begin with a keynote lecture by Bruce Robbins, Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University, who will be followed by half-hour presentations of work by seven graduate students from communication studies, English, and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). The event will conclude with remarks by Dean Joel Haack at 5 p.m. and his presentation of awards to the top three presenters. This event is free and open to the public. 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Joe Murphy, UNI state relations officer, will host a legislative update at 12:15 p.m., Friday, April 15, in 2 SAB. Topics will include the state budget process, budget cuts and policy items affecting UNI. He will be available for questions.

FOREIGN SERVICE CAREERS, EXPERIENCES AND INTERNSHIPSNEW

Ambassador Ronald K. McMullen will discuss "Foreign Service Careers, Experiences and Internships," from noon to 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, in the State College Room, MAU. Learn about the opportunities available from the Department of State. Open to everyone in the UNI community. For more information, email isabela.varela@uni.edu.

LECTURE ON IRAN, INDIA AND SIKH IDENTITYNEW

Lou Fenech, history, will present "The Shah-namah as Cultural Text: The Iranian National Epic, India, and Sikh Identity, 18th c.-Present" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, in 2 SAB. This event is sponsored by the global studies major and the Forum for National and Transnational Identities, which seeks to bring together faculty, staff and students with an interest in national identity, nationalism, transnationalism, race, ethnicity and immigration. To join the forum and its mailing list, email Konrad.Sadkowski@uni.edu.

LUANN ALEMAO TO SPEAK ABOUT COMMUNICATION CLARITY

Educator, speaker and trainer Luann Alemao (http://www.laanda.com/) will speak from 5 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, at the John Deere Auditorium, CBB. Alemao will discuss communication clarity (http://www.laanda.com/communicationclarity.html). This event is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the UNI chapters of the American Marketing Association and Pi Sigma Epsilon. For more information, contact Rachael Tiby at rachael.tiby@gmail.com or Zach Riesberg at zachriesberg@gmail.com.

MUSICALLY SPEAKING LECTURE ON DOLLY PARTONNEW

The UNI School of Music will present a lecture in the 2010-2011 Musically Speaking series at 4 p.m., Friday, April 22, in 116 RSL. Melinda Boyd, music history, will discuss "Semiotic Dissonance: Dolly Parton's Image, Music, Text." This event is free and open to the public.

VICTORY OVER VIOLENCE: THE JOYCE BENNER STORY

Joyce Benner will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, in the Ballroom, MAU. This event is sponsored by the Student Organization Speakers Fund and is hosted by the student organization UNI Right to Life.

PRESENTATION ON 2011 JAPAN EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI

Reinier H. Hesselink, professor of Japanese history, is very familiar with the area in Japan devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Hesselink will give a slideshow-lecture presentation about three communities on the Iwate coast, Miyako, Yamada and Taro. Hesselink's presentation will include some history of Iwate prefecture and an analysis of a previous comparable disaster that occurred almost 1,200 years ago. The presentation will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, in 115 SRL. There will be an opportunity to donate funds to a UNI account established by the history department for the purpose of providing relief to these communities.

MONARCH BIOLOGY, CONSERVATION NEEDS AND THE MONARCH JOINT VENTURE

Priya Shahani from the Monarch Joint Venture Project at the University of Minnesota St. Paul will discuss the biology, conservation challenges and recent efforts by Monarch Joint Venture partners to better understand population trends at 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center. For more information, contact Ryan Welch at rwelch@uni.edu or 273-3828.

VISIONING A SUSTAINABLE WORLD IN 2050

Freshman Presidential Scholars will present their blueprint for a sustainable society in 2050 at a public forum at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, in the CEEE auditorium. A poster session will be held at 6:45 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR

"There's More to Soil Quality than Organic Matter and Yield" will be the subject of an earth science talk by Mike Sucik, National Resources Conservation Service, USDA, at 4 p.m., Monday, April 18, in 125 LAT.

TALK POLITICS: AMERICA’S ROLE IN THE WORLDNEW

America has debated what role it should have in the world since its beginning. Should America take an active or a passive role on the world stage? While it's clear that the U.S. is a superpower, its not clear how best to use this power. If you have an opinion on this in light of America’s history or current events, join Talk Politics for the final discussion of the semester at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 21, in the Hemisphere Lounge, MAU. Talk Politics is hosted by the Northern Iowa Democrats, Young Americans for Liberty and College Republicans.

PANTHER SPEAKERS: LIVING WITHIN OUR MEANS ENERGY WISE

The next Panther Speakers webinar, "Living Within Our Means Energy Wise," will be held from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, and will be presented by Kamyar Enshayan, director of the CEEE. This session will address the conversations that need to take place in our communities and educational environments in regard to energy conservation. These webinars are available to UNI faculty, staff and students. To register, visit http://www.uni.edu/pantherspeakers/enshayan.

FROM PHILADELPHIA TO BAGHDAD: EXPERIENCES OF A LAWYER & FEDERAL AGENT

The Center for International Peace and Security Studies will host Special Agent Brian L. Janik from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 21, in 134 SAB. Special Agent Janik will discuss his career path from a lawyer in the private sector to a federal agent with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Diplomatic Security. The event is open to everyone in the UNI community.

"LAW AND A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY:" CSBS DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI DAYNEW

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences will host a panel discussion on “Law and a Democratic Society” at 11 a.m., Friday, April 22, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Featured alumni include: John Benton, partner at California Strategies & Advocacy LLC, Sacramento, Calif.;  Peter Fagen, partner and founder of Fagen Friedman and Fulfrost LLP, San Marcos, Calif.;  Habbo Fokkena, United States trustee for Region 12, Clarksville; Randy Hefner, district court judge Iowa 5th District, Adel; and Angel Robinson, consumer advocate for the Iowa Insurance Division, Des Moines. The panel discussion is open to the public.

PERFORMING ARTS

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: JAZZ PANTHERS

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.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: NORTHERN IOWA WIND SYMPHONY

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.

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL SPRING RECITAL WEEKEND

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.

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: HEATHER ARMSTRONG, OBOE

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 CONCERT

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.

INTERNATIONAL DANCE THEATRE'S ANNUAL SPRING CONCERT

International Dance Theatre will perform at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 16, and 6 p.m., Sunday, April 17, in Lang Auditorium. See musical theater numbers like the Bottle Dance from "Fiddler on the Roof," The Farmer and the Cowman from "Oklahoma" and El Tango de Roxanne from "Moulin Rouge."  Tickets are $3 for students and $6 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased from any member of International Dance Theatre, at the door or reserved by calling Daniel Wells at 273-3560. For more information, email daniel.wells@uni.edu.

BOSTON BRASS AT GALLAGHER-BLUEDORN

The Boston Brass will perform at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 17, at the Gallagher-Bluedorn. They will premiere a piece by UNI student Isaac Brockshus, currently pursuing a B.M. in composition. Boston Brass celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2011. To celebrate the occasion, Boston Brass held a composition contest at UNI and Brockshus's piece was chosen. The philosophy of Boston Brass is to provide audiences with a wide selection of musical styles in unique arrangements, provided in a friendly and fun atmosphere. Curtain Talk, a preshow discussion, will begin 45 minutes prior to the performance. UNI students can purchase a $5 rush ticket on the day of the performance.

FACULTY ARTISTS RECITAL: HALGEDAHL-BOTKIN DUO

This spring recital will feature faculty artists Frederick Halgedahl, violin, and Sean Botkin, piano, at 8 p.m., Monday, April 18, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

UNI STUDENT COMPOSER’S CONCERTNEW

UNI School of Music student composers will showcase their work in a recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 21, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT

The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: JAZZ BAND ONE FEATURING GUEST ARTIST KENNY WHEELERNEW

The UNI Jazz Band One will offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 22, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. Visiting artist Kenny Wheeler will be featured. Wheeler, a noted jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator, is one of Europe’s most sought-after trumpet and flugelhorn players. The evening will also celebrate the 60th anniversary of the UNI jazz program and the unveiling of new artwork in Russell Hall. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, KAJI-DAIKO & WEST AFRICAN DRUM ENSEMBLENEW

Under the direction of UNI percussion professor Randy Hogancamp, the UNI Percussion and West African Drum ensembles will offer a spring concert, along with UNI’s Taiko drum ensemble, Kaji-Daiko, at 8 p.m., Monday, April 25, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

'URINETOWN': THE MUSICAL

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.

ACOUSTIC ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS: STEVE MEANSNEW

 The Campus Activities Board's last acoustic artist of the semester will perform at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, in the Hemisphere Lounge behind Chats, MAU. Artist Steve Means combines smooth grooves with powerful lyrics to create a soulful brew of pop music that has earned him a rapidly growing national fan base. Enjoy the music and coffee deals from Chats. For more information, visit CAB's Facebook page. 

UNI BASSOON AND FRIENDS RECITALNEW

David Rachor, School of Music, will coordinate a spring bassoon concert at 6 p.m., Monday, April 25, in Graham Hall, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.

ATHLETICS

PANTHER ATHLETICS

Tennis hosts Southern Illinois at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at the Black Hawk Tennis Club. The Panthers host Evansville at 10 a.m., Sunday, April 17, at the Black Hawk Tennis Club.

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS FOR APRIL 23-24 WEEKENDNEW

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#spec. 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 there will be a prompt to enter your CatID.