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Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012

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NEWS

UNI EARTH WEEK CELEBRATIONNEW

UNI's Earth Week celebration will include: a bike ride on April 11, "The Clean Bin Project" on April 12, a prairie trails run on April 16, wetland clean up on April 17,  Earth Day celebration on April 18 and showing of the film "Wall-E" on April 19. For more information or to register for events, please visit the RRTTC.

5TH ANNUAL HONORS WEEKNEW

UNI's 5th Annual Honors Week is April 9 through 15. The week is a celebration of academic excellence and a recognition of the contributions of campus honorary societies and organizations.  View a full schedule of the week's events and a listing of participating organizations online.

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, ARTS & SCIENCES - DID YOU KNOW?NEW

Twice in the last three years, the student organization Public Relations Student Society of America, has been named the top student firm in the U.S.

STUDENT NEWS

Read this week's MyUniverse News.

READ COMMUNIQUé, THE NEW CHAS MAGAZINE

The College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences (CHAS) Alumni Magazine, Communiqué, is available online. There are two editions, one for the sciences and one for the humanities and arts. Hard copies can be obtained by contacting the CHAS dean's office at 273-2725.

HONOR YOUR STUDENTS DURING NATIONAL STUDENT EMPLOYMENT WEEK

National Student Employment Week is April 8 through 14. Looking for ways to honor your student employees? View a list of ideas online under "ideas." 

ENERGY HIGHLIGHTS

See how much energy your building consumes. Facilities Services has added a link to their webpage, Energy Portal. This new website is the gateway to energy information on campus, which includes real-time building energy usage, energy projects, building HVAC schedules and tips that show what the campus community can do to help.

2012-13 REACHING FOR HIGHER GROUND MEETINGSNEW

Group meetings to learn more about the 2012-13 "Reaching for Higher Ground: Searching for the American Dream" will be held at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12 and at noon, Friday April 13, in the lobby, GBPAC. For more information, send an email.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

BB LEARN 9 GRADE CENTER TIPS AND TRICKSNEW

During this workshop you'll learn how to create columns, work with calculated columns and cover some of the other basic features of the Grade Center. Downloading and uploading the Grade Center to MS Excel, and tips on using Scantron for testing, will also be covered. The workshop is from noon to 1:30 p.m., April 13; sign up online.

TIME MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPNEW

UNI faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a Time Management Workshop presented by David C. Towle, UNI Counseling Center. The workshop will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Friday, April 13, in 012 at UNI-CUE, in Waterloo.

RELAY FOR LIFENEW

Did you know that one in two men and one in three women will get cancer at some point in their lifetime? Join the campus community for a night of cancer fighting at the 10th annual Relay For Life of UNI sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Relay will start at 6 p.m., Friday, April 13, in the McLeod Center and will conclude the following morning at 6 a.m. There will be a photobooth, live bands, multiple performances by student groups, a root beer pong tournament, a BWW blazin' wing challenge and more. Register online or simply donate if you are unable to attend. Come celebrate survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease. For more information, email Emily Droessler.

'GO TEAL' DAYNEW

Wear teal ribbons to show support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month on Friday, April 13.  Encourage friends, family, coworkers, professors and others to participate. For information on how to get ribbons, email Mark Rowe, violence intervention services, or call 273-3423.

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR RICHARD AND CAROL COLBURNNEW

The Departments of Art and Theatre will host a joint retirement reception for Richard and Carol Colburn, from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, April 13, in the Georgian Lounge, COM. Please stop by to wish them well as they retire from UNI.

HELP CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK AND WIN A NOOKNEW

April 8 through 14 is National Library Week. To help celebrate, enter Rod Library's trivia contest on the Rod Library Facebook page. The person who answers the most questions correctly will win a Nook. (Library employees, including Library student assistants, can't enter).

JOB SHADOWING FIELD TRIPNEW

UNI's Educational Talent Search Program needs your help in providing a job shadowing experience for middle school students on Thursday, April 19 and Tuesday, April 24. Students will be paired with faculty and staff on campus from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The students will ask questions about your job responsiblilities and education. Employees can join their students for lunch (at no charge) if their schedule allows. If interested in hosting students, contact Ruthie Stigler at 319-433-1220 for more information. The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, April 17.

CME TO HOST JOURNALIST TOURé ON APRIL 11NEW

The CME will host iconic commentator and journalist Touré at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, in the CME. He will discuss his provocative new book, "Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness: What It Means to Be Black Now." For more information, visit the CME website or call 273-2250.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NEGRO MUSICIANS, INC., MIDWEST CONFERENCENEW

The National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc., Midwest Conference will be held Friday, April 13, in the Great Hall, GBPAC hosted by The George Walker Society of Music. Featured events include: 1 to 3 p.m., a lecture "Blazing a Musical Trail on Pennsylvania Avenue: African American Opera and Concert Singers at the White House," by Maurice B. Wheeler, University of North Texas; 3 to 5 p.m. , string scholarship competition; 5 to 6 p.m., conversations with Simon Estes, world-renowned opera star and Iowa native; and 7:30 to 9 p.m., a Young Artist's Concert featuring UNI School of Music students. The conference fee is $25. To register for the conference, call 273-2797. Events are open to the public.

MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE SHOW AND WORKSHOPNEW

The Middle Eastern Dance Club will host performances of a variety of styles of Middle Eastern and Turkish dance (e.g., belly dance) at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, April 14, in the CME. Sonya, an award winning dancer from Chicago, is the featured performer and will teach a veil choreography workshop earlier in the day. For more information, send an email

SAE BLOOD DRIVENEW

Sigma Alpha Epsilon will host a blood drive with the American Red Cross from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, in the Commons Ballroom. Sign up tables will be available in front of Chats, MAU, on April 12 and 16. You may also call 1-800-Red-Cross to schedule an appointment. Donate and save three lives.

UNI COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL TO OFFER CAMP MUSICMANIA 2012NEW

The UNI Community Music School's summer Camp Musicmania, will be offered June 11 through 15, for ages K through 9th grades (fall 2012). Camp Musicmania is a multifaceted music and arts camp whose primary purpose is to provide fun and innovative activities that will engage campers in exploring singing, dancing, drumming, recorders, drama, art and the production of the musical "101 Dalmatians!" Instructors include UNI faculty and area music educators. Limited scholarships are available. Registration deadline is June 1. For details on class times and fees, see the registration form. Camp Musicmania flier/registration form may be downloaded online. For more information contact Cindi Mason at 273-2142. 

FOUNDATION FUNDING: 101

Faculty and staff interested in pursuing funding through private foundations should plan to attend a workshop from 9 to 11 a.m., Friday, April 13, in the CME. Learn about the types of private foundations and how to seek funding from these sources. The session will also include a panel of local charitable foundation representatives. This workshop is presented by the Office of Sponsored Programs and the UNI Foundation. RSVPs are appreciated and should be directed to Alli Ingman.

FULBRIGHT OPPORTUNITIES FOR LIBERAL ARTS AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE APPLICANTS

A webinar on Fulbright Opportunities for Liberal Arts and Community College Applicants will take place from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 11. The U.S. Fulbright Scholar program offers several opportunities in the Francophone world. Register online. For more information, call the Office of International Programs at 273-6807.

WANDA EVERAGE TO SPEAK ON DIVERSITY

The Student Affairs Pre-Professional Association (SAPA), in collaboration with NISG, will host Wanda Everage, with her presentation "The Expanding Definition of Diversity," at 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, in the Ballroom, MAU. As the vice provost for student affairs at Drake University, Everage is a recipient of numerous awards for leadership, diversity and career and educational excellence.

REACHING FOR HIGHER GROUND MINI-GRANTS

The Reaching for Higher Ground committee is seeking proposals from faculty, staff and students for mini-grants ranging from $250 to $1,000 that focus on next year's project "Searching for the American Dream." Grants must support activities and programming that reflect the mission and values of the Reaching for Higher Ground Project during the 2012-2013 academic year. The deadline for submission is Monday, April 30. Find more information and apply online. For more information, email Hillery Oberle or call 273-3961.

144 FREE DELL DESKTOPS AVAILABLE FOR UNI DEPARTMENTS ONLY

Although these machines are slightly older technology (three and four years old), they may be able to replace even older equipment to provide access and service for students at various locations throughout campus. These machines were purchased with Student Computer Fee funding; therefore, preference will be given to placing units where they will provide the most direct benefit to UNI students. This offer is extended only to campus departments, not student groups or individuals. Requests can be made online. ITS User Services requires that all proposals come with the approval of the collegiate or divisional technical coordinator. Deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, April 20.

A GOLD STANDARD LECTURE

University of Iowa professor Patrick Barron will visit UNI to deliver a lecture refuting Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke's recent attacks on the gold standard and explaining why the country must return to sound monetary policy. Barron will speak from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, in the State College Room, MAU.

UNI'S SAVE FORUM ACTORS PERFORMANCE

Explore the complexities of relationships and the power of bystander intervention with the Students Against a Violent Environment (SAVE) Forum Actors. This performance allows for your own thoughts about gender stereotypes, consent and the roles of violence in our community, to be highlighted through audience participation. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, April 11 and 12, in 040 LNG. For more information, email Amandajean Nolte.

GRADUATE COLLEGE BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES

Christopher Buckholz, music, will present "The Future of Music: Classical, Jazz, Rock and Pop in the Internet Age," from noon to 12:50 p.m., Thursday, April 12, in 324 LIB. Please bring your lunch. Cookies will be provided.

TIAA CREF COUNSELING

A TIAA CREF representative will be on campus conducting one-on-one counseling sessions April 11, 12, 25 and 26. Common questions are 1) Is your investment mix appropriate? 2) Are you saving enough to maintain your lifestyle in retirement? and 3) How do I use my funds for income in retirement? These are topics the TIAA CREF representative can help with. To sign up for these complimentary meetings call (toll free) 866-842-2977.

UNI STUDENTS FOR GENDER NEUTRAL FACILITIES: POTTY PROTEST

For most UNI students, faculty and staff, the most basic tasks of humanity require little thought, such as what bathroom to use, what pronoun you are called, if you are safe in the residence halls and at home. However, for those who don't identify with the gender and/or sex assigned to them at birth, those with disabilities, with children and other populations, finding a safe bathroom is an important concern. To raise awareness regarding transgender issues, a group of protest volunteers will line up at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 10, outside the Maucker Union Ballroom bathrooms and use the restrooms as a collective group, not assigned by their gender. For more information, email Kaitlin Korbitz.

HONORS RESEARCH DAY

Senior honors students and presidential scholars will present their thesis research projects on Saturday, April 14. The event begins with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m., in the Lang Hall second-floor auditorium lounge. Following will be eight concurrent sessions of research presentations in Lang Hall Rooms 208, 211, 222 and 223. View the complete schedule online. Presentations are open to the public.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

For upcoming lectures, conferences, performing arts or athletic events, please visit the UNI Calendar of Events.

EMPLOYMENT

The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found on the UNI Employment website. Referrals are encouraged.

WELLNESS & RECREATION

Fitness classes, intramural sports, outdoor recreation opportunities.