March 29, 2006 Midweek@NKU Updating essential information for the Northern Kentucky University community Midweek archives are available at http://www.nku.edu/~midweek/ Celebration of Freedom Day Mar. 29... Join us for the Celebration of Freedom Day. Two Rivers Middle School students who have worked with NKU student-mentors will showcase their freedom projects in the UC ballroom, 11 a.m.-noon, following a short program in Otto Budig Theater at 10 a.m. Freedom-Focused Service Learning is housed in the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement. Partners include NKU’s Institute for Freedom Studies, Covington Independent School District, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, LINK and the Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati. First “Wellness to You Wednesday” Mar. 29... “Wellness to You Wednesdays” are up and running starting March 29. We bring the programming (fitness and wellness) right to your department in quick 15-minute sessions. Hurry and book your session; we are filling up quickly. For more details, contact Karen at X-5684 or Shelli at X-1922. Videotaped preview of N*W*C – The Race Show Mar. 29... On March 29 at 1:15 p.m. in the Otto Budig Theater, Van Ackerman from the Aronoff Center and Michael Beck from MidwestLatino will show a videotaped preview of the theatrical presentation “N*W*C – The Race Show, “ scheduled for March 31 and April 1 at the Aronoff. Blending elements of hip-hop and stand-up comedy, three ethnically diverse friends tackle a hot issue: race. N*W*C aims at depowering racial slurs in a thought-provoking theater experience. “Transformational Breathing” Mar. 30... Feeling stressed? Want to have more energy? Wellness…it’s easy. Register today for the free lunch-and-learn session “Transformational Breathing” to be held March 30, noon-1 p.m., in UC 303. Call Karen at X-5684. Priority registration begins Mar. 30... Priority registration for current students begins March 30 for summer and fall 2006. Students with advising holds will need to be advised prior to their designated registration time, which can be found on the priority registration schedule at http://www.nku.edu/~registrar/prioritysched/. Course offerings can be found by visiting the online Schedule of Classes at http://webapps.nku.edu/class%5Fsched/. Feel free to contact the registrar’s office with any questions at X-5556. Appointments for Mar. 31 chair massages still available... Chair-massage appointments are still available for March 31 in UC 232. Times open are 2:45 p.m., 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.. Call Karen at X-5684 to reserve your time slot. March 29, 2006 BFSA spring lecture Mar. 31... The Black Faculty and Staff Association is proud to announce the 2006 spring lecture. The lecture is being presented by Alfred Dove, director, choreographer and dance-education specialist in the Department of Theatre. His topic will be entitled “The Life and Career of A. Dove: His Influences and Characteristics.” It is scheduled for March 31 at 12:30 p.m. in the University Center ballroom. The lecture is open to the entire university community. Foolish Operas for April Fool’s Apr. 1-2... The NKU Opera Workshop and the NKU Chamber Orchestra present Foolish Operas for April Fool’s featuring Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury” and Milton Granger’s “Talk Opera.” The first performance will take place at 8 p.m. on April 1 and the second at 2 p.m. on April 2. Admission to either day is $5 for the general public or $3 for faculty, staff, students and seniors. Sigma Xi banquet Apr. 3... The northern Kentucky chapter of Sigma Xi invites the campus community to attend its annual banquet April 3 at 6 p.m. in the University Center ballroom. Dr. Richard Durtsche will speak on “Costa Rica Classroom.” Costs are $10.50 ($8.50 for students). Make reservations by contacting Tom Rambo at email@example.com. The reservation deadline is noon on March 30. Everyone is welcome; no need to be a Sigma Xi member (or even a scientist) to attend. Percussion ensemble concert Apr. 3... The music department presents the NKU percussion ensemble concert on April 3 at 8 p.m. in Greaves Concert Hall. Professor Scott Lang will direct the ensemble in performances of Strawberry Blonde, The Grand Ambulation of the Bb Zombies, Eternal Father, On the Horizon, County Clare, Imaginary Landscape No. 4, Bound for Marrakesh, Allegro Barbaro and Lift Off. Admission is $5 for the general public or $3 for faculty, staff, students and seniors. Faculty-regent election to be held this week... Elections for the faculty-regent are being held online from March 27 to April 3. The FS elections committee encourages you to show your campus citizenship and vote for one of our two candidates: Steve Weiss or Carrie McCoy. In order to vote you will need your NKU ID ISO# and the last four digits of your SSN to log in. Questions can be directed to elections chair Robert Wilcox at X-5134 or X-6400. Faculty Senate scholarship applications deadline Apr. 3... Applications for the 2006-07 Faculty Senate scholarship are now available on the Faculty Senate website. This scholarship is available to any undergraduate son or daughter of a full-time faculty member of NKU. Applications and all other supporting materials must be submitted to AC 105 no later than 4:30 p.m. April 3. For additional information or to request an application, contact Rita in the FS Office at X-6400 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. March 29, 2006 Microsoft Word tracking changes training Apr. 4... Using Word’s track-changes feature allows you to electronically accomplish what you used to do manually. No more red marks on a printed document; no more circled text with arrows indicating content moves. Attend April 4, 1-4 p.m., in SL 235 to learn how MS Word’s time-saving track-changes feature can assist you in electronically reviewing student work and collaborative documents. Pre-register at http://pod.nku.edu (Activities). For questions or registration assistance, call X-1420 or e-mail email@example.com. Job Expo Apr. 4... Job Expo, the annual career fair sponsored by the Career Development Center, will be held April 4, 2-5 p.m., in Regents Hall. This event is open to students, alumni and the community. There will be 100+ employers in attendance with opportunities for a variety of majors and job types including full-time, part-time, co-op and seasonal work. Attendees are encouraged to come professionally dressed with copies of their résumés. Blood donors needed Apr. 5... NKU will be hosting a blood drive on April 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., in the University Center ballroom. Visit www.hoxworth.org/nku to sign up. Sponsored by Graduate Student Association, Student Government Association, Residential Housing Association and Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization. All donors will be automatically entered into a drawing to win four tickets to a Cincinnati Reds game. Training on hiring techniques for upper-level leadership positions Apr. 5... A special training and information session on the use of hiring techniques when hiring for upper-level leadership, management and supervisory positions will be held in AC 722 on April 5 at 10 a.m. This highly informative session will be led by Dr. Mark Wasicsko. Dr. Wasicsko is the Bank of Kentucky endowed chair for the College of Education and Human Services. Seating is limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. What’s new in Blackboard 6.3 training Apr. 5 Blackboard 6.3 upgrade is scheduled for May 19. Training sessions begin April 5 and are offered 9-10 a.m., noon-1 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. in SL 235. The new tools include: adaptive release, review status, performance dashboard, course, 10 new assessment question types and new assessment display options. To preview the new tools that will be available in 6.3., go to http://pod.nku.edu/pdfs/bb/Bb6_3_new.pdf . Pre-register at http://pod.nku.edu (Activities). For questions or registration assistance, call X-1420 or e- mail email@example.com. National Alcohol Screen Day Apr. 6... Health Counseling and Prevention Services will participate in National Alcohol Screen Day on April 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in UC 303. Take this opportunity to assess your drinking habits in a confidential setting with a counselor. Free service to students and the entire campus community. Guidance and referrals available. Questions? Contact Karen Bolte at X6640 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Uncomfortable with a one-on-one? Visit www.nku.edu/~hcp/ for a free online screening. March 29, 2006 Educators for Reproductive Freedom brown-bag meeting Apr. 7... Educators for Reproductive Freedom has scheduled a brown-bag meeting on April 7 at noon in UC 11. We were pleased with the campus interest and turnout for our first meeting and look forward to continuing the dialogue on individual freedoms and rights. Kristie Marcelle from Southwest Ohio Planned Parenthood will update us on the state of reproductive rights in Ohio. RSVP to Stephanie Baker at X-1378 or email@example.com. 2006-09 staff regent nominations due Apr. 10... Submit your nomination for the 2006-09 staff regent to Human Resources in AC 708 or e-mail a downloaded nomination form to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4:30 p.m. April 10. The staff regent will take office at the July meeting of the Board of Regents and will serve for three years. Nomination forms can be obtained by visiting https://access.nku.edu/hr then clicking on the staff-regent link. Direct questions regarding election procedures or related matters to Denny Allen at X-6385. Help name NKU’s newly renovated lake before Apr. 14... The NKU Student Government Association and the NKU Alumni Association are sponsoring a contest to name the newly renovated lake at the center of campus. NKU students, staff, faculty and alumni are asked to submit proposed names to http://www.libertastechnologies.com/nku_lake_naming by April 14. Also, submit a 100- word justification with name entries explaining how the name represents NKU. Rules and prize information can be found on the site. Assist with Homecoming 2007 interviews Apr. 17-18... If you are interested in assisting with interviews for the 2007 homecoming executive board, contact Stephanie McGoldrick at email@example.com. We hope to continue to build the momentum we have gained with this week of celebration, and it starts with the students. Interviews are scheduled for April 17 and 18, 2-4 p.m., in UC 232. Northern Exposure: New-Student Orientation department fair... Highlight your department and services that are provided to students and parents. Orientation dates are May 19, June 12, 15, 26, 28 and 29, July 17, 20 and 31, and August 3, 9 and 11. Contact the new-student orientation office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or register your department by visiting www.nku.edu/~orientation and clicking “registration” for the department fair form. Register now for President’s Invitational golf tournament June 12... Register for your foursome today in the 2006 NKU President’s Invitational at Triple Crown Country Club on June 12. Afternoon shotgun spots for 1:30 p.m. are still available for a limited time; once it sells out, the 7:30 a.m. morning shotgun will be open. Registration forms can be obtained by contacting Monica Ginney, University Development, X-6910 or email@example.com. Flight sponsors: Corporex and Fidelity Investments; Cart sponsor: GBBN Architects; Hole-in-one sponsor: Lexus RiverCenter; Beverage sponsor: Pepsi Americas. March 29, 2006 Read the guidelines every time you submit items to Midweek... Guidelines can change. 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