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Tuesday, Apr 19, 2011

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NEWS

NEW URL FOR COMMUNICATIONS SURVEYNEW

Thank you to those faculty and staff who completed the survey "UNI Communications Audit for Faculty and Staff 2011." Unfortunately, due to a technical issue, faculty and staff surveys submitted through a previously published URL were not saved. Faculty and staff can complete the survey by using the following link: https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/surveys/takeSurvey.cgi. Faculty and staff who submitted their surveys by logging in directly to the MyUniverse Voting and Surveys page don't need to resubmit the survey; those surveys are saved, and the option for this survey will no longer be posted on your MyUNIverse page.

CAMPUS SEVERE WEATHER SHELTER LOCATIONSNEW

Every UNI building has areas designated as Severe Weather Shelters. Now that tornado season is here, make sure you know where the designated areas are in your building. The locations of emergency shelter areas for each academic building are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/ehso/tips/shelters.shtml

S&C COUNCIL - CALL FOR NOMINATIONSNEW

On June 30, Irene Elbert and Donna Uhlenhopp will complete their three-year terms as representatives for the Supervisory & Confidential (S&C) Council. As a result, there will be two vacancies for supervisory members on the S&C Council. Both appointments will be for a three-year term beginning July 1 and ending June 30, 2014. Self-nomination is appropriate and encouraged. To nominate someone else, get the nominee's permission before submitting his/her name for inclusion on the ballot. Nominations are due to Sheri Bishop by Sunday, May 15, by campus mail (zip 0310) or by email to sheri.bishop@uni.edu. A complete listing of S&C employees is at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/s_c_council/index.shtml.

REVIEW UNI ATHLETICS FOR NCAA CERTIFICATION

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.

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.

UNDERGRADUATE ADVISER SURVEY

The Undergraduate Academic Advising Council to the Provost has prepared a short survey (five minutes) to assess interest in adviser training, methods for delivering the training and training topics. If you have not yet taken the survey, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/6XBHV9P. If you have any questions regarding this survey, contact Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure, chair of the Undergraduate Academic Advising Council to the Provost, at Pierre.Mvuyekure@uni.edu or 273-2518/3-3595.

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.

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.

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.

PARTIAL CLOSURE OF WEST GYM LOT A THIS WEEKNEW

Due to the Mike Posner concert in the West Gym on Thursday, April 21, the north section of the West Gym A lot will be closed beginning Tuesday night, April 19, and will reopen Friday, April 22. 

ASSOCIATE PROVOST FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS CANDIDATE OPEN FORUM

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.

SUMMER COURSE RESERVE LISTS

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/.

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.

ORDER YOUR 2011-2012 PARKING PERMIT ONLINE NOW

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.

CALL FOR WELCOME WEEK EVENT INFORMATION

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.

EARTH DAY BIKE GIVEAWAY

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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYNEW

The Cedar Valley Sustainability & Environmental Educators are bringing a new event to UNI on Tuesday, May 24, that will serve 1,000 high school students from the Cedar Valley. This program will provide an opportunity, which is not available to students in the classroom, to explore how careers, technology, recreation, energies, waste reduction and conservation all tie into the concept of sustainability. For more information on how to be involved, visit http://goo.gl/6Ck8z or search for "Green: What Does it Mean?" on Facebook.

OMICRON DELTA KAPPA BOOK DRIVENEW

Got extra books? Have books the bookstore won't buy back? Donate them to Omicron Delta Kappa's book drive, happening now. Donation bins are located in Maucker Union by Veridian, MSH, SEC and RSL. For more information, contact Michael McGarvey at mcgarvem@uni.edu.

RESOURCES

SECOND INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION SCIENCES WEBINAR: GRANT WRITINGNEW

The Grant Writing Workshop, the second in a three-part research-opportunities webinar series by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, in the Oak Room, MAU. (Please note the location change from SEC.) IES staff will provide in-depth information about preparing applications in response to current requests for applications and the IES goal structure. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/osp/ies-webinar-series or contact Hillery Oberle at hillery.oberle@uni.edu or 273-3961.

EXPANDING YOUR FINANCIAL LITERACY TOOLKIT

Do you see students struggling financially but don’t know how to assist? Managing money can be a very difficult task for students, one that can often impact their overall livelihood on a college campus. The “Live Like A Student” financial literacy program was established in 2010 to assist students with improving their understanding of how choices today can impact their financial future. The Office of Student Financial Aid will present “Expanding Your Financial Literacy Toolkit: Helping Students Help Themselves” at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 21, in the Oak Room, MAU. This hour-long presentation will allow faculty and staff to learn about the “Live Like A Student” program, as well as obtain resources to assist students in understanding their financial options. Click here to register.

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.

MIGRATE YOUR ELEARNING COURSE TO BB LEARN 9

UNI faculty planning to use the UNI eLearning system for fall 2011 courses who want to use an existing course as a template are strongly encouraged to participate in one of the new “Migrating to Bb Learn 9” workshops. During these workshops you will take one of your existing eLearning classes and migrate it to the new Bb Learn 9 system. Several workshops have been added to the schedule in May and June. For specific times and workshop details, visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start&admin_group=ITSETF.

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.

EXPANDED FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR OPPORTUNITIES TO INDIANEW

India is the largest U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program this year and includes a new teaching/research award that is open to all disciplines and faculties, and for projects in multiple and interdisciplinary fields. Competitive stipends and dependent tuition allowance (K through 12) make this a good option for families. For more information on expanded opportunities for India, visit http://www.cies.org/Fulbright/india/ or email nadia.korobova@uni.edu.

SPECIAL EVENTS

THINKING LIKE A LOCAVORE

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."

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

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.

RECYCLING YOUR ELECTRONICS WITH GOODWILL

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.

CHIHULY GLASS UNVEILED APRIL 22 AT RUSSELL HALL

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.

UNI EARTH DAY CELEBRATIONNEW

Join the fun at the UNI Earth Day Celebration, Thursday, April 21, at the Maucker Union NW Courtyard. Come meet the “Bag Monster,” play games, win prizes and visit more than 30 display booths from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tours of Sabin Hall will be held at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and noon, leaving from the atrium. There will be free grilled food and free bike tune-ups from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See www.rrttc.com for all the details.

STUDENT NATURE SOCIETY AND UNI BOTANICAL CENTER'S ANNUAL PLANT SALENEW

Support the Student Nature Society and the UNI Botanical Center by purchasing plants from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 28, at the UNI Botanical Center.

15TH ANNUAL ST. STEPHEN GOLF TOURNAMENT

The 15th annual St. Stephen Golf Tournament will take place Tuesday, May 24, at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course in Cedar Falls. It is a four-person best shot, and registration includes green fees, a golf cart, dinner, a gift pack and prizes. The cost is $60 for nonstudents, $40 for students and $20 for dinner. Sign in will begin at 11:45 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. All proceeds go to support the campus ministry for UNI students, Allen School of Nursing and Hawkeye Community College. For more information or to register, contact Kelly at 266-9863 or kmcc@ststephenuni.org.

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

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.

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.

IRAQI TRIBAL LEADERSHIP

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.

NOTED FICTION WRITER PRESENTING READING ON WEDNESDAYNEW

Lan Samantha Chang, award-winning writer, will give a fiction reading as part of UNI's series "Writers Talk" at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, in 161 BAK. Chang is the director of the Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa. This event is free and open to the public.

INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORY PRESENTATION

Rod Library will host two presentations on the BEPress institutional repository software Digital Commons at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, in 324 LIB.

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.

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.

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.

MUSICALLY SPEAKING LECTURE ON DOLLY PARTON

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.

FOREIGN SERVICE CAREERS, EXPERIENCES AND INTERNSHIPS

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.

TALK POLITICS: AMERICA’S ROLE IN THE WORLD

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.

CURRENT ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL LAW AND JUSTICENEW

As part of his presentation at 1 p.m., Friday, April 22, in 126 CBB, Gregory S. Gordon, director of the Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies at the University of North Dakota and professor in the UND School of Law, will discuss career opportunities in the areas of international criminal law and justice and international relations. This event, co-sponsored by the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education and the Center for International Peace and Security Studies, is free and open to the public.

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.

LECTURE ON IRAN, INDIA AND SIKH IDENTITY

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.

INFORMAL DISCUSSION WITH JULIE DASHNEW

On Wednesday, April 20, from 2 to 3 p.m., Julie Dash will visit the Center for Multicultural Education for an informal discussion about the film industry, particularly highlighting her role as the first African-American female to have a full-length theatrical release. Refreshments will be provided.

FILM DIRECTOR JULIE DASHNEW

Julie Dash, an acclaimed African-American movie director, will speak and show excerpts of her works at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, in the Expansion, MAU. Dash's visit will be preceded by screenings of her work. "Daughters of the Dust," followed by "The Rosa Parks Story," will be shown in the lobby of the CME at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19. The events are free and open to the public. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/commstudies/film-director-julie-dash-speak-and-screen-work.

'THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP – GOING BEYOND SOCIOECONOMIC AND CULTURAL FACTORS'NEW

Hot Topics in Education: Professional Development Webinars are free one-hour webinars taught by UNI faculty and staff. The next webinar, "The Achievement Gap – Going Beyond Socioeconomic and Cultural Factors," will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28, and features Dewitt Jones, educational leadership and postsecondary education. This session will address the roles schools, teachers, administrators, parents, government and researchers play in improving student achievement. These webinars are open to the entire UNI community. To register, visit http://www.uni.edu/coe/about/coe-professional-development-webinars or contact Mary Herring at 273-2719.

UNI STEM MEETINGNEW

Anyone interested in supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education in Iowa should attend the UNI STEM meeting from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, in the Oak Room, MAU. Primary meeting discussion/theme: Summer STEM camps for Iowa's K through 12 students at UNI ... 2011 and Beyond. Help Iowa's students learn that UNI is a great place to go for STEM research and education.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

"BUILDING WIN-WIN RELATIONSHIPS" WORKSHOP

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.

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.

EDUCATION/EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOP

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.

NEW MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMNEW

Classes in the 2011 Management Excellence certificate program begin May 19, with one class conducted every Thursday until July 21. The enrollment deadline is Wednesday, May 11. This new, comprehensive, management training program is intended for managers who have a couple years of work experience and want to develop their management ability and boost their confidence in handling the more difficult and uncomfortable situations managers face. Some of the classes in this program include “Fierce Conversations,” “Accountability,” “Business Diagnostics” and “The Art of Making Your Case through Effective Negotiation and Persuasion.” Tuition for UNI employees is $1,998. To enroll, call 273-5851 or email 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.

ADP SERVICE-LEARNING WORKSHOP

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.

PERFORMING ARTS

ACOUSTIC ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS: STEVE MEANS

 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. 

COME OVER HERE: A PLAYNEW

"Come Over Here," a play sponsored by the CME that looks at interpersonal relationships in the college world, will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, at the CME. A probing conversation will take place following the performance to discuss the realities of these issues and what can be done to change them. This event is free and open to the public.

UNI STUDENT COMPOSER’S CONCERT

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 WHEELER

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 ENSEMBLE

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.

UNI BASSOON AND FRIENDS RECITAL

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.

UNI CANTOREI CONCERTNEW

The UNI Cantorei will offer a spring recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

UNI JAZZ BAND III & COMBOS CONCERTNEW

The UNI Jazz Band III and Jazz Combos will present a concert under the direction of Chris Merz and graduate student conductors at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: UNI VARSITY MEN’S GLEE CLUBNEW

The UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club will offer a concert as part of the Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

UNI STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTNEW

UNI students will offer a chamber music concert at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

HALF-MASTED PRESENTS: IMPROVISED COMEDY AT THE BERTHA MARTIN THEATERNEW

Half-Masted will offer three nights of improvised comedy at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28, Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, at the Bertha Martin Theatre, SWT. A family-friendly matinee will take place at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 30. Tickets for the general public are $3, $1 for students and children are admitted free (cash and checks only). For reservations, email doug@half-masted.com.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

EARTH DAY BIKE RIDE ON THE TRAILSNEW

Join the UNI Cycling Club and the RRTTC for a 13-mile bike ride on the Cedar Falls trail system at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 21. The take-off point is Maucker Union Fountain, and the ride ends at Mulligan's on 18th Street. Find the bike route map, preregister for the ride and get a free Earth Day T-shirt at www.rrttc.com. In case of rain, the event will be cancelled.

EXHIBITIONS AND FILMS

2011 JAPAN EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI RELIEF FUND DRIVENEW

In response to the earthquake/tsunami disaster of March 11, the Department of History is sponsoring a fund drive for the victims in Japan. The movie "Hura Gāru" ("Hula Girls") will be shown at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, in 115 SRL. "Hula Girls" is an award-winning Japanese film based on real-life events showing how a group of girls learned to hula dance to save their small mining village. Their efforts also helped create the Joban Hawaiian Center, which became one of Japan's most popular theme parks. There is no admittance fee, but there will be an opportunity to donate funds to a UNI account established for the purpose of providing relief in Japan.

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS FOR APRIL 23-24 WEEKEND

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.

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