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Monday, Dec. 11, 2006

NEWS

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT:

The Black Hawk County Health Department and the Iowa Department of Public Health are investigating a number of reported diarrhea illnesses in Black Hawk County. Some of these cases have required hospitalization. At least eight UNI students have become ill. If you have symptoms, seek medical care immediately. The preliminary investigation shows no tie between the ill students and the university -- including university food service, residence halls or other university facilities. For more information, visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/parents/par_port.cgi.

 

RECYCLING EFFORTS ARE GROWING ON THE UNI CAMPUS:

UNI and the City of Cedar Falls partnered to open a satellite recycling station this fall and the drop-off site is growing in popularity. The city/university collection site, located west of Hudson Road and north of the UNI Power Plant on the west side of Panther Parkway, opened Sept. 20. In its first 10 days, 5,380 pounds of glass, tin, plastic, cardboard and newspapers were collected. For the month of October, that figure rose to 18,980 pounds, or more than nine tons. See http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=2465 for more information on the recycling center.

 

SEVERE WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Public announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations will be made via local radio and TV stations, and the UNI home page. For more information about weather announcements and UNI policies and procedures, see http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/410.html.

 

PARENT PORTAL UP AND RUNNING:

UNI students now have the ability to grant online access to their records including grades, u-bill and class schedule. Located on the UNI Parents Web page, the new Parent Portal is a password-protected, third-party-access site. Due to federal and state law, only you can grant access to your information and what information will be shared. To set up access, visit MyUNIverse, "My Personal Records" and click on "Create Third Party Accounts."

 

NEW E-MAIL SYSTEM TO BE IMPLEMENTED BETWEEN SEMESTERS:

UNI will migrate to a new e-mail system, Collaboration Suite, between the fall 2006 and spring 2007 semesters. Campus e-mail will be unavailable beginning at noon on Dec. 31 through the afternoon of Jan. 1. E-mail received during the conversion will be delivered once the new system is up and running. This new system will provide all UNI faculty, staff, students and emeritus employees with improved e-mail capabilities, and e-mail quotas will increase for students. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/459.html.

 

PIANO SEALED BID SALE:

UNI is offering two 1978 Baldwin upright pianos for sealed bid auction from now until 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18. These items will be sold "as is." Contact Vince Heuer at 273-3527 or vince.heuer@uni.edu for information on piano condition. Submit your bid to Attn: Vince Heuer-sealed bid at UNI Campbell Hall, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0008. Successful bidders will be notified by telephone Tuesday, Dec. 19, and should remove the pianos by 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21. For more information, or for a bid form, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/pubsale.shtml. Viewing will be by appointment only, and removal is the responsibility of the buyer. Payment must be made in cash, (good) check, or money order at the Cashier’s Office located in Campbell Hall before removal.

 

DONATE TO PAGES OF PROMISE:

Tri Beta is organizing a campus-wide event called Pages Of Promise. Instead of getting very little for your textbooks think about donating them to Pages Of Promise. These books will go to students in Africa who usually have to share a textbook as a class. There will be drop boxes all around campus. Please donate at least a couple of your textbooks for the cause.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Volunteers are needed for the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals in January. This event will take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, in the UNI-Dome. The meet will include Division I, II, III, NAIA, JUCO, NCWA and Women’s Divisions. Four volunteers are needed at each of the 16 mats at all times throughout the tournament. Volunteer jobs include a clock-runner, scorekeeper, taper and runner. No experience is necessary. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/461.html

 

SEALED BID SALE:

UNI is offering some quantities of used material for sealed bid sale. This includes scrap metal, landscaping items, PVC pipe and steel gates and fencing. Removal will be the buyer’s responsibility and cost. Photos of these items are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/auction.shtml. All bids must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12. The successful bidders will be notified by telephone on Wednesday, Dec. 13. Items must be removed by 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21. Payment must be made in cash (good check) before removal and a certificate of insurance is required to work on university property. For more information, call Vince at 273-3527. For a bid form, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/460.html

 

SABIN HALL LOST AND FOUND:

A number of items have been turned in to the Sabin Hall lost and found this semester -- eyeglasses, coats, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, car keys and miscellaneous items. These items can be reclaimed in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean's Office, 117 Sabin Hall, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m and 5 p.m.

 

PHOTOCOPY PAYMENT OPTIONS:

The library is planning to modify the current payment options offered for public photocopy machines. If you currently have money on your UNI ID card, you can either spend it before we replace the towers or come to the Circulation desk for a refund. If you choose a refund you will need to get a replacement UNI ID at the Department of Residence. For more information visit http://www.library.uni.edu/access/circulation/cashtocard.shtml

 

NEW STUDENT ORGANIZATION 'CATS':

Join CATS (Connecting Alumni To Students). The Alumni Association is starting a new student organization and building a team to work with alumni and friends. For more information, or for an application, visit http://www.unialum.org/cats.

 

SAFETY REMINDER:

Hypodermic needles must be disposed of properly to prevent the risk of needlestick exposure. Needlestick/Sharps disposal units are located in the Student Health Center, the nurse's office at Price Lab, and in the training rooms of the WRC. If there are any questions regarding proper disposal of needles, contact Wendel Reece at 273-7269 or Dean Shoars at 273-2582 in the University Safety Office.

 

STUDENT RESOURCES:

MCELROY FELLOWSHIP:

Application materials are available for the McElroy Fellowship at http://www.grad.uni.edu. Candidates must be a graduate or graduating senior of a liberal arts program and intend to pursue graduate study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited university. The application deadline is Jan. 26. Eligible students are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact the Graduate College at 273-2748.

 

FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS FOR CREDIT:

ITS-Educational Technology is offering two series of free computer workshops for Mastering Microsoft Office and two for Creating Web Pages during spring semester. Each series is worth one credit hour. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/credit.html.

 

GREATER DES MOINES FOUR HIRE:

The Greater Des Moines Partnership's Young Professional's Connection announces a new Four Hire application deadline in order to diversify the candidate pool from each school. The new deadline is Friday, Dec. 15. Seniors can compete for a job, network with more than 1,500 business leaders and meet Lance Armstrong. Armstrong is the keynote speaker at the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Annual Dinner on Jan. 16. The 12 student finalists will be introduced at the dinner. For more information, or to download the student application, visit http://www.fourhiredm.com.

 

FINDING JOURNAL ARTICLES:

Rod Library staff will help you track down journal articles via live chat sessions. Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. See "Ask Us" link in upper left corner of the library home page http://www.lib.uni.edu/ris/askchat.shtml. Help also is available via e-mail, phone and in person.

 

BUSINESS SEMINAR IN PARIS:

Study Abroad provides an opportunity for business majors interested in global business to acquire international experience during a two-week business seminar in Paris in May 2007. For more information, contact Leslie Wilson at leslie.wilson@uni.edu or the Study Abroad Office at study-abroad@uni.edu.

 

'TOADS IN TUXES: THE PLEASURES OF STORY WRITING':

This workshop for future classroom teachers will be offered from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at AEA 267. Participants will learn how to write for a target audience, find plot solutions that are positive, and write both descriptively and poetically. To register, contact amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.

 

'STORYTELLING: ENHANCING CREATIVE WRITING AND CRITICAL THINKING':

This workshop for future classroom teachers will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, in the CME. Storytelling provides an array of vicarious experiences, stirs a child's imagination and improves self-concept. Learn how to use storytelling as a way to spark students' imagination to enhance writing and thinking skills. To register, contact amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.

 

'CROSSING CULTURES: A CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY':

Allied/Nationwide invites students from diverse ethnic backgrounds to "Crossing Cultures: A Celebration of Diversity," from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Nationwide's Clock Tower Cafe, 1100 Locust St., Des Moines. Students will learn what it’s like to live and work in Des Moines and hear from a diverse panel of associates on what it’s like to work at Nationwide. Drinks and appetizers provided. RSVP to Sylvia Acheampong, ACHEAMS@nationwide.com, by Jan. 19. When you RSVP, please provide your name and the names of additional members of your organization who will be attending. For more information, contact Mekenze Bishop at (515) 508-5351.

 

'OTHELLO: TENSION IN THE TEXT':

This workshop for future classroom teachers will be offered from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at AEA 267. Participants will be guided through a multi-level analysis of a scene from "Othello," using acting techniques that can easily be used in the classroom. To register, contact amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.

 

'READ A PHOTOGRAPH LIKE YOU READ A STORY':

This workshop for future classroom teachers will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. It demonstrates the uses of photography as a tool for teaching literacy and builds on students' writing and reading skills, to show them how to read images more deeply and consciously. To register, contact amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.

 

HOURS

EXTENDED LIBRARY HOURS FOR FINAL EXAMS WEEK:
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#fallfinals

 

IRTS CURRICULUM LIBRARY HOURS :

The IRTS' Curriculum Library and all computer labs will close at 5 p.m. Dec. 15 and will re-open at 7:45 a.m. Jan. 8.

 

WELLNESS/REC

DE-STRESS DAYS:

Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 11 through Dec. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge. Enjoy free mini massages, Cedar Bend Humane Society animals, mock-tail recipes, journaling station, and more. Brought to you by Wellness & Recreation Services and Club Coach.

 

FINALS WEEK MASSAGES:

Call 273-6119 to schedule a massage Monday, Dec. 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., or Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Pay by cash, check, u-bill or payroll deduct. Massage gift certificates make great gifts for the holidays. Brought to you by Wellness & Recreation Services.

 

INTRAMURAL TEAM BOWLING LEAGUES:

There will be a managers' meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, in the WRC, Room 155. Make-up meetings are 3:15 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 11 and 12, in the WRC, Room 103. For more information, call 273-7262.

 

WINTER BREAK AND SPRING MASSAGES:

Tuesday, Dec. 19; Wednesday, Dec. 20; and Wednesday, Jan. 3, through Friday, Jan. 5. The spring semester schedule has been set, as well, with appointments available Monday through Friday. The cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Pay with cash, check, u-bill or payroll deduct. Call 273-6119 to schedule an appointment today. Brought to you by Wellness & Recreation Services.

 

BASKETBALL OFFICIALS WANTED:

If interested, attend an officials' clinic at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, or Wednesday, Jan. 17, in the WRC, Room 155. Wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes for court work. Everyone must also attend a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in the WRC, Room 103, to take a rules test and receive assignments for pre-season tournament. For more information, call 273-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL LEAGUES:

A managers' meeting will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, in the SEC, Room 252. Make-up meetings will take place at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 16 and 17, in the WRC, Room 103. Registration for five-on-five leagues, four-on-four leagues, and open pre-season tournament will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 16 and 17, in the WRC, Room 101. Sign up times are: Men's AA leagues from 8:10 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Women's A or B leagues at 5:40, 6:30, and 7:20 p.m., and Men's A or B leagues at 6:30, 7:20, 8:10, and 9 p.m. League play begins Wednesday, Jan. 31, in the WRC south courts. For more information, call 273-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL FOUR-ON-FOUR VOLLEYBALL:

Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 29 and 30, in the WRC, Room 101. Sign up times are at 5, 5:40, 6:20, 7, and 7:40 p.m. League play begins Feb. 4, in the WRC south courts. For more information, call 273-7262.

EVENTS:

CHORAL AUDITIONS:

From 1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, the UNI Choral Department will conduct auditions for singers interested in joining Concert Chorale, UNI Singers, Women's Chorus, Varsity Glee Club, or Freshman Cantorei next semester. Sign up for an audition time outside Brad Barrett's office in the GBPAC. For more information, e-mail rick.hoffenberg@uni.edu or brad.barrett@uni.edu.

 

RUSSIAN CLUB TO SHOW 'TYCOON':

The Russian Club will show “Tycoon” at 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, in Seerley 115. Directed by Pavel Lungin. During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Twenty years later Platon is the richest man in Russia, having sacrificed his friends to get to the top. His cynical rise is followed by a brutal fall.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The Mayflies, whose rock music is rooted firmly in bluegrass, psychedelic rock and blues, will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, in KUNI's third floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

UNI NEW HORIZONS BAND CONCERT:

The band will present its fall session program with a variety of music, including marches, popular medleys, and Christmas selections, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, in the GBPAC Great Hall. A reception will follow. Admission is free.

 

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY AT THE GBPAC:

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's Wild and Swingin' Holiday Party will be rockin' at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15 and 16, in the GBPAC. Hit the dance floor with someone special at this one-of-a-kind holiday event. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy merges hip swing-band sounds with traditional holiday rock. Local artists will display their works in the lobby for a Holiday Arts Festival, beginning at 6:15 p.m. UNI Student tickets are $19.50, $16, $13.50, $10, $7.50 (a 50-percent discount with uCard). For tickets call 273-4TIX.

 

UNI CHILDREN'S CHOIR CONCERT:

Under the direction of Michelle Swanson, the community choir offers its fall concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, in the GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE: BITTERSWEET CHRISTMAS BAND:

The Bittersweet Christmas Band will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, in the third floor studios of the CAC. Two- to four-part harmonies and masterful instrumentation on guitar, hand drum and other percussion instruments, dulcimer and pennywhistle make the Bittersweet Christmas Band an act not to be missed. Join KUNI for its annual LFSO Christmas party with plenty of holiday treats and free admission. The KUNI/KHKE 2006 Volunteer of the Year Award will also be presented.

 

KUNI'S 5TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY AT THE REVERB:

Celebrate the holidays with KUNI for its 5th Annual Christmas Party at The Reverb featuring Raldo Schneider, Checker & the Bluetones, The Teddy Boys and more at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21. There will be fifty-cent tacos, give-aways, good tunes, good times and a great cause. All proceeds benefit KUNI Public Radio. Admission is $5 for all ages.

 

'THE MISSES PIRIE AND WOODS':

A staged reading of "The Misses Pirie and Woods," a new musical by UNI Professors Rebecca Burkhardt and Cynthia Goatley, will take place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/goatley/pirie/pirieindex.htm.

 


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