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Thursday, Mar 31, 2011

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NEWS

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

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.

COE ACCLAIM SPRING NEWSLETTERNEW

The College of Education spring COE Acclaim newsletter highlighting faculty and staff accomplishments and the latest COE news is available at http://www.uni.edu/coe/news/coe-acclaim-newsletters.

FEDERAL AND STATE LOBBYING ACTIVITY - QUARTERLY REPORT

Lobbying activity that occurred between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2011, must be reported at http://www.ir.uni.edu/dbweb/govrel/. In compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 and the Honest and Open Government Act of 2007, UNI files quarterly reports on specific lobbying issues and the expenses incurred in lobbying. The university's policy on Federal and State Lobbying and Political Activity can be found in the Policies and Procedures Manual at 10.09. Reports must be filed each quarter. If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. Contact Pat Geadelmann at 273-6144 with questions. Please complete the report by Tuesday, April 5.

2011 SUMMER CAMP PROPOSALS

The Executive Vice President and Provost is again supporting the hosting of summer camps on UNI’s campus. Summer camps are a great way to familiarize elementary, middle and high school students with UNI while providing them with exciting, hands-on learning opportunities. Interested faculty should submit a proposal for a camp to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost by noon, Friday, April 1. Proposal forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/provost/resources.

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.

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.

LIBRARY NOTICE FOR SUMMER FACULTY STUDY ROOMS

Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in the library for the summer session should do so by Friday, April 8. Application forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/library/facstudy and also in the library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 273-2737.

RESULTS OF THE 2011 P&S BENEFITS SURVEY

The Salary and Fringe Benefits committee of the P&S Council surveys UNI staff every couple of years to gather information on their perceptions and needs in regard to the benefits UNI provides them. This survey is also used to determine new or changed benefits that the P&S Council could pursue on behalf of their constituents. A summary of the results can be found at http://www.uni.edu/pscouncil/activities/surveys.

FACTS FOR FACULTY

The Office of Student Financial Aid has posted the spring 2011 edition of “Facts For Faculty” newsletter at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/pdf/Facts%20for%20Faculty%20Spring%202011%20Newsletter1.pdf. The  newsletter provides financial aid information to assist all faculty and staff in their work and communication with students. This edition contains information on the new student system, legislative delays, new scholarship processing the timeline for updating the UNIversity scholarship application, summer aid, summer consortiums, summer study abroad and Financial Literacy Month activities.

REGENTS AWARD FOR STAFF EXCELLENCE - UNI SUPERVISORY & CONFIDENTIAL COUNCIL

The Regents Award for Staff Excellence is presented biannually to a Supervisory or Confidential Council employee who has demonstrated outstanding professional contributions to the university. Nominations are accepted from UNI students, faculty and staff members. Submissions are due Friday, April 8. Guidelines, nomination forms and a list of eligible employees are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/s_c_council/regents_award.shtml.

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA TO SPEAK AT UNI COMMENCEMENT

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. 

RESOURCES

BLENDED COURSE DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

ITS-Educational Technology and Continuing and Distance Education invite faculty to apply for the Blended Course Development Awards initiative scheduled for Monday through Friday, 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 application forms, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/sites/default/files/documents/idds/bcda.pdf.

CAN YOUR STUDENTS WRITE?

Two webinars on writing will be offered between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, March 30 and 31, in 324 LIB. Sessions include information and Q & A sessions from scholar-teachers in rhetoric and composition. Attendance is on a come-and-go basis. Refreshments will be provided. See a full schedule at writing.uni.edu.

INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION SCIENCES RESEARCH GRANT WEBINAR SERIES

The Office of Sponsored Programs will host the first of a three-part research opportunities webinar series by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). A basic overview session will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, in 213 East Bartlett. During this first webinar, IES staff will provide a general overview of IES, NCSER and NCER research topics, the IES goal structure, and the peer review process. The second and third webinars in the series are the Grant Writing Workshop and the Application Process. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/osp/ies-webinar-series or contact Hillery Oberle at hillery.oberle@uni.edu or 273-3961.

DRUPAL OFFICE HOURSNEW

Drupal office hours are being offered by ITS-Educational Technology and the Office of University Relations from 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, in 108 ITTC. Faculty, staff and students can get help with any UNI Drupal website. Drupal experts will be on hand to help answer theming, site-building and content-editing questions.

FW90 - FINAL SCHOLARSHIP TRAINING SESSIONSNEW

The FW90 transaction is now called Financial Resources for Students and will be used for processing scholarship awards for the 2011-2012 academic year. The final group training session for the semester will be offered from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, in 109 SAB. To register, click here. For more information, contact Evie Waack or Denise Parks at 273-2700.

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

HALF-OFF BOOK SALE ONE DAY ONLY

Rod Library will offer all items in its library book sale for half off on Thursday, March 31. Hardcover books, DVDs and CDs will be $1; paperbacks, VHS, LPs and cassettes will be 50 cents; and prints will be 25 cents. Come check out the bargains in the library lobby.

FACULTY/STAFF LUNCHEON WITH THE UNI CAMPUS MINISTRY ASSOCIATION

Join members of the UNI Campus Ministry Association for a free luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, at St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center. Soup, sandwiches, salad, dessert and drinks will be available. This is a great opportunity to connect with other UNI faculty and staff, along with campus ministers from various religious organizations, centers and congregations in the UNI community.

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 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.

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.

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.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

CREATING PARTNERSHIPS WITH PARENTS OF FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS

The Office of Academic Advising will host a webinar focused on helping first-generation college students maximize their college experience. The webinar is from noon to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, in Studio IT 1, ITTC 134. More than 22 percent of UNI's 2010 freshman class identified themselves as first-generation college students. Webinar participants will learn about: challenges and strengths of first-generation college students and their families; strategies to cope with parental resistance due to uncertainty; key partnerships to build relationships with parents; and small, simple strategies that make a difference. For more information, visit http://www.innovativeeducators.org/product_p/576.htm or call Jean Neibauer at 273-3406.

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). 

MUSIC EDUCATION WORKSHOPNEW

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.

DIVERSITY WORKSHOP, SPONSORED BY THE OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & PROVOST

Faculty and academic affairs staff are invited to an introductory three-hour Diversity Inclusion workshop led by UNI faculty and staff. The workshop is based on the National Coalition Building Institute model, which features interactive activities in a positive learning environment. Dates and times are: Tuesday, April 12, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Monday, April 25, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and April 25, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. To reserve a spot, contact Alisa Weeks at 273-2519 or alisa.weeks@uni.edu by Wednesday, April 6. For more information on NCBI and the UNI leadership team, see the Provost's newsletter: http://www.uni.edu/provost/sites/default/files/uni_academic_affairs_spring2011_hqp.pdf.

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. 

WORKSHOP ON BUILDING A STRONG, EFFECTIVE TEAMNEW

The management workshop "Only as Strong as Your Weakest Link: Building a Strong, Effective Team" will be offered from 12:30 to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 14, in 30 BCS. The registration deadline is Thursday, April 7. Participants will identify team member’s strengths and weaknesses and learn how to harness the power of their team to advance to a highly effective and successful work group. The discounted price is $112 for UNI employees. UNI departments can purchase a consortium membership, which entitles the department to five seats to any of the 2011 management training workshops, for only $995. Half-day workshops only use a half seat. For more information or to register, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 273-5851 or execdev@uni.edu.

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

HARI SHANKAR MEMORIAL LECTURE

The Hari Shankar Memorial Lecture and the mathematics department will present Joel Haack, professor of mathematics, dean of the College of Natural Sciences and dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, who will speak on "These Are a Few of My Favorite Things." The lecture will be at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 31, in Lantz Auditorium, 137 MSH. Dean Haack will consider a few of his favorites things, all examples of connections between mathematics and the arts and humanities. A reception will follow. For more information, contact the mathematics department at 273-2631.

CONGO AND THE GREAT LAKES REGION OF AFRICA: A GLOBAL APPEAL FOR JUSTICE

Claude Gatebuke and Kambale Musavuli, representing the Washington-based organization Friends of the Congo, will discuss change for a region that for many years has been the scene of mass atrocities and crimes against humanity at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 31, in 109 CBB. Co-sponsored and organized by UNI-STAND and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/chge/news-exchange.

INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION SPEAKER BARBARA PIERCE TO SPEAK AT UNI

Barbara Pierce of Eastman Kodak will discuss ways of communicating in a multicultural world at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 31, in the Commons Ballroom. Every month the UNI PRSSA chapter has a theme regarding public relations. For March, the theme is Intercultural Public Relations. The chapter, along with Pierce, will provide the opportunity to learn about and see examples of how to work with and among different cultures in the workplace. 

VISITING ARTIST JAMES TISDALENEW

James Tisdale will be a visiting artist in the Department of Art. He will demonstrate how he makes his figurative ceramic sculpture from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 31, in the Ceramics Lab, 126 KAB. Tisdale will give a lecture about his artwork at 7 p.m. in the Art Auditorium, 111 KAB.

SMALL BUSINESS ACCOUNTING 1

Small Business Accounting 1 will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, April 4, in 33 BCS. Advance registration is required. For more information, contact 273-5732 or jpec@uni.edu.

SMALL BUSINESS ACCOUNTING 2

Small Business Accounting 2 will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, in 33 BCS. Advance registration is required. For more information, contact 273-5732 or jpec@uni.edu. Pre-requisite: Small Business Accounting 1.

'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.

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.

GOING AND GROWING GREEN: SUSTAINABILITY & GARDENINGNEW

Perhaps the ultimate way to go green is to grow a garden. Rob and Tammy Faux of Genuine Faux Farm, Tripoli, will discuss how people can change gardening habits at 7 p.m, Tuesday, April 12, at the University Museum. Learn to use environmentally friendly approaches and how gardening plays a role in efforts to achieve a sustainable future.

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.

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

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.

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.

IRAQI TRIBAL LEADERSHIPNEW

John C. Roadcap, Lt. Col. and department head of military science-ROTC at UNI, will discuss his experiences and what he learned from working with and through the many tribes in Iraq from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 21, in the State College Room, MAU. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Leadership Studies at 273-6898.

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. 

UNI ENTREPRENEURSHIP SYMPOSIUM & FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH KICKOFF

Attend the free Entrepreneurship Symposium & Financial Literacy Month kickoff from 1 to 4:45 p.m., Friday, April 1, in the University Room, MAU. Presentations are scheduled as follows: 1 p.m., entrepreneurs panel; 2:15 p.m., banking, credit and loans; 3:20 p.m., insurance; 4 p.m., investments. The entrepreneurs panel will feature successful UNI graduates and one current student. This event is open to the public. Come and go as needed. For more information, visit www.jpec.org/symposium.htm or contact jpec@uni.edu or 273-JPEC.

MONITORING THE EARTH: SPACE GEODESY IN GEOGRAPHIC RESEARCH

The Department of Geography and the Program in Research and Outreach in Geography between Russia and the United States (PROGRUS) welcomes German Kuroshev, head of cartography and geoinformatics at St. Petersburg State University in St. Petersburg, Russia. Kuroshev authored several books on geodesy and cartography and directed geo-engineering surveys for construction of major hydroelectric power plants in the USSR. Kuroshev will discuss "Methods of Space Geodesy in Geographic Research" which will cover the latest achievements in Earth precise measurements using space technology. The lecture will take place at 3 p.m., Friday, April 1, in ITTC 29. Refreshments will be provided.

FELONS, THE RIGHT TO VOTE AND CIVIC DEATH NEW

Abraham Funchess, executive director of the Waterloo Commission on Human Rights, will lead a discussion on felons, the right to vote and civic death from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 2, at University Book & Supply. The discussion is free and open to public. Sponsored by UNI American Democracy Program and University Book & Supply.

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?

PERFORMING ARTS

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: AMANDA MCCANDLESS, CLARINET

Amanda McCandless, School of Music, will present a clarinet recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 31, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, with repertoire and additional performers to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

UNI OPERA SCENES PERFORMANCE

Sandra Walden, School of Music, and vocal coach Korey Barrett will direct an opera scenes performance featuring current opera students at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 1, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.

GOOSE NECK

See the first production of "Goose Neck," an original dark comedy, jam-packed with infomercials, magic choppers, kidnapping, "General Hospital," gunpowder, love, failure, apple-pie monsters, reconciliation, Jesus and goose necking topped with an ammonium nitrate fertilizer charge. The play will debut at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 1. Additional performances will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 3, at the BMT inside Strayer-Wood Theatre. A talkback/thesis presentation will follow the Sunday performance. Admission is free. 

UNI ORCHESIS DANCE COMPANY SPRING SHOW

UNI Orchesis Dance Company presents “Synergy,” a concert of choreographic works created by UNI faculty and students. The performances are at 7:30 pm., Friday, April 1, and at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 2, at the Oster Regent Theatre. Admission is $5 for UNI students (with valid ID) and $8 for the general public. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from any Orchesis member. For advance ticket sales, contact Amanda Vester at vestera@uni.edu.

CLARINET STUDIO AND CLARINET ENSEMBLE CONCERTNEW

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.

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: KAREL KELDERMANS, CARILLONNEW

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 VIOLINNEW

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.

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 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

NORTHWIND QUINTET PERFORMANCE

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 CONCERT

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.

INTERPRETERS THEATRE PRESENTS 'WHY, FELLY'

The UNI Interpreters Theatre will present "Why, Felly" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, March 31 through April 2, in the Interpreters Theatre in 040 LNG. The Hollywood folk are in town, and MayPoint is all abuzz. The energy never drops as the brassy women and dim-witted men of MayPoint bring life to their small-town Oklahoma diner with their stories of love, loss and hotcakes. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Angela Glunz, graduate assistant, at glunza@uni.edu or 273-6728. 

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 4-ON-4 SAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

An Intramural 4-on-4 Co-Rec Sand Volleyball Tournament will take place at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 10, at the WRC sand volleyball court. The competition is open to students, faculty and staff. Registration forms will be available beginning Monday, March 28, in 161 WRC. Register between 8 a.m and 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, April 4 through 6, in 161 WRC. The entry fee is $20 per team; there is a two-game guarantee. For more information, call 273-7262.

PADDLING PANTHERS SWIM LESSONS

Registration for summer Paddling Panthers swim lessons started Monday, March 21. For information regarding summer dates, times and swim lesson levels, email swimlessons@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/aquatics/paddling_panthers/index.html. For questions or to register for summer sessions, email swimlessons@uni.edu.

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.

ANXIETY DISORDER SCREENING DAY

Anxiety Disorder Screening Day will be held on Thursday, March 31, at the UNI Counseling Center located at 103 Student Health Center (2nd floor of the Health Center). The screening will last approximately one hour and will be offered at two different times, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The screening is free of charge and is open to UNI faculty, staff and students. For more information, contact jennifer.murra@uni.edu or call 273-2676.

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.

ATHLETICS

PANTHER ATHLETICS

The Panthers host Southern Illinois in a doubleheader on Saturday, April 2, at noon and on Sunday, April 3, in a single game at noon. All games are at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex.

UNI tenis hosts Drake at noon, Sunday, April 3, at the Black Hawk Tennis Club in Waterloo.

EXHIBITIONS AND FILMS

SATURDAY FILM SERIES: THE PRIVATE LIFE OF PLANTSNEW

"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.

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.

SATURDAY FILM SERIES: THE PRIVATE LIFE OF PLANTS

"Episode 2: Growing" will be shown at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 2, 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.