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Monday, Nov. 30, 2009

NEWS:

REAFFIRMATION STATEMENT:

President Allen has published a reaffirmation of UNI's commitment to nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The full statement can be found at http://www.uni.edu/equity/documents/ReaffirmationStatement.pdf.

 
E-MAIL PHISHING SCAMS WARNING:

ITS-Network Services has been battling new e-mail phishing scams targeting UNI users. Examples of these new phishing messages and more information on these scams is at http://www.uni.edu/its/security/phishing.html. ITS constantly adds new rules to its Anti-Spam/Anti-Virus servers to drop these types of messages, however, new versions appear frequently. Phishing e-mails ask users to verify their UNI e-mail account information by replying to the e-mail with their e-mail username, e-mail password and other personal information. It also warns that if the account owner refuses to update his or her account information he or she will lose the account permanently. UNI will never request such information from users via e-mail.
Please remember to never share your password for any system with anyone and to never reply to any e-mail message of which you are suspicious. Instead, please forward the suspicious e-mail message to phishing@uni.edu.

 

REACCREDITATION UPDATE:

More than 200 students, faculty and staff volunteers have spent the last year working on the Foundations of Excellence® (FoE) and Higher Learning Commission (HLC) committees. A recap of the work completed thus far can be found at http://www.uni.edu/accreditation/uni_hlc_update11-09.pdf. Contact Bev Kopper, self-study coordinator (273-2518; kopper@uni.edu ) or the First-Year Council co-chairs, Jon Buse (273-2897; jon.buse@uni.edu) or April Chatham-Carpenter (273-5901; chatham@uni.edu) for more information.

 

DIVERSITY MATTERS AWARD NOMINATIONS:

Nominations are being sought for the first Diversity Matters award. The award acknowledges and honors the efforts of students, faculty and staff who have significantly contributed to enhancing diversity at UNI. Find out more and nominate a deserving individual or group at http://www.uni.edu/diversity. Nominations are due Friday, Dec. 11.

 

ROD LIBRARY STUDENT TECHNOLOGY FEE SURVEY:

Speak up on how student technology fees are spent. Rod Library will conduct its annual survey of student technology interests Monday, Nov. 30 through Wednesday, Dec. 9. The survey will be online at http://www.uni.edu/library/scfsurvey/ and in paper form in the library.

 

BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION DEADLINE:

An "Intent to Compete" in the $5,000 Business Plan Competition is due at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the UNI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (BCS 128). The form can be found at http://www.jpec.org/newven.htm or in BCS 128. Business plans will be submitted to the judges Jan. 28. For more information, e-mail jpec@uni.edu or call 273-JPEC (5732).

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING REFUNDS:

Effective Dec. 15, UNI will require all excess financial aid refunds and all other credit balances from your university bill to be electronically deposited at the financial institution of your choice. Paper checks will no longer be mailed.
For prompt processing of your refund, log in to MyUNIverse and click on the Direct Deposit (Non-Payroll) link under My Personal Records. You will need to provide your account information into the secure site to expedite all future refunds.

 

UNI SEVERE WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations are made via UNI Alert, local radio and TV stations and the UNI home page (www.uni.edu). The local TV stations also list closings and delays on their Web sites. See http://www.uni.edu/safety/weather-information for more information.

 

HELP PLAN MLK DAY OF SERVICE:

The American Democracy Project and the Cedar Valley Volunteer Center are organizing a Martin Luther King Day of Service in January. The service will be from noon to 4:30 p.m. Students will have a choice of three to four sites in Waterloo. For information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898 or Lauren Pelleymounter at 272-2087.

 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE SUE FOLLON EXEMPLARY SERVICE AWARD:

Nominations are being accepted for the annual Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. This award honors employees in the Division of Student Affairs who are committed to quality and excellence and whose efforts exceed expectations. The submission deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 8. For more information and the nomination form, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/docs/FollonExemplaryService2010.doc.

 

ROD LIBRARY ON FACEBOOK:

Rod Library is now on Facebook with photos, YouTube videos, events, specialized search boxes and more. Find the page at http://tinyurl.com/rodlib-fb or search Facebook for "Rod Library @ UNI."

 

HOST CIEP STUDENTS:

If you like meeting people from other countries, consider hosting an international student. Students would not live with you, but rather would meet with you at your convenience. If interested, visit http://www.uni.edu/ciep/ciepfamiliesandfriendsp.html for the application and e-mail the completed application to freim@uni.edu.

 
ORDER COOKIE DOUGH ONLINE:

There are 13 flavors of frozen cookie dough from Fresh Beginnings, the UNI bakery. The 3.5 pound tubs should make 3.5 dozen cookies and are priced from $6.99 to $14.99 per tub. Orders can be placed through Tuesday, Dec. 15 at http://www.uni.edu/dor/cookies/.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN RA?:

The Department of Residence is looking for resident assistants for the 2010-2011 academic year. RAs receive compensated room and board and a $1,200 stipend. Visit www.uni.edu/dor/raapplication to learn more and/or to apply. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 16. If your student organization is interested in learning more about the RA position, e-mail amanda.mesirow@uni.edu and a representative will speak to your group.

 

BECOME A PEER ACADEMIC ADVISOR IN RESIDENCE:

Apply to be an undergraduate Peer Academic Advisor in Residence (PAIR) for the upcoming spring semester. PAIRs work from 12 to 15 hours per week in academic advising and in an assigned residence hall where they live. PAIRs should have a 3.0 GPA or higher, leadership experience and a desire to help others. For more information, chat with your PAIR. Information and applications are available from the Online Job Board, at www.uni.edu/advising or in GIL 102. The position will remain open until filled.

 

MANDATORY REPORTER OF CHILD ABUSE TRAINING:

A training seminar for Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30, in SEC 247. Teacher education students taking the Level II (200:128) field experience in spring 2010 must complete this training before they can start their field experience at Price Laboratory School. Students who plan to student teach during the spring or fall 2010 semesters are also strongly encouraged to attend if they have not already completed the training. This seminar is free, open to anyone, no preregistration required. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at 273-2236 or heston@uni.edu.

 

REGISTER FOR FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS FOR CREDIT:

The schedule of free computer workshops for spring semester is available at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml. The later sections often fill up, so register soon.

 

FREE WEBINAR - 10 THINGS TO DO TO GET BUSINESS NOW:

Attend a free, interactive Webinar, "10 Things to Do to Get Business Now," at noon, Thursday, Dec. 3, online at www.myentre.net. The speaker, Al Lautenslager, is co-author of "Guerrilla Marketing in 30 Days."

 

MyENTRE.NET FREE REGISTRATION TABLE AT MAUCKER:

UNI's MyEntre.net online entrepreneurial community will host an informational booth in the Maucker Union from 10 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30, and Wednesday, Dec. 2. MyEntre.net is Iowa's online community for entrepreneurs and small business owners. At the booth you can visit with the team, learn about free resources and register on www.myentre.net.

 

ORCHESIS AUDITIONS:

UNI’s Orchesis Dance Company will hold auditions from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9 and Thursday, Dec. 10, in WRC 185/187. Orchesis performs ballet, jazz, modern and tap dance. No preparation needed, just bring appropriate footwear and a completed audition form found at www.uni.edu/dance/orchesisauditions.htm.

 

SPRING COURSE - SOLAR ENERGY APPLICATIONS AND ISSUES:

Continuing & Distance Education is currently accepting enrollments for a new, 2-credit-hour course, "Solar Energy Applications and Issues." The spring 2010 course covers a variety of topics providing a substantial overview of solar energy, its use and the ramifications of its use, as well as a review of history and driving forces for the economic development of solar energy. Learn more at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/programs/courses/spring10/330059_solar.pdf.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE COURSE OFFERING:

Community Service: Academic Skills Achievement (200:180 ) will be offered for students interested in serving as tutors/mentors at the UNI-CUE Tutoring Center in downtown Waterloo. This course will offer practical, hands-on experiences in tutoring students in grades 3 - 12 in all areas of study. For more information, contact Nancy Scoggins Rose at nancy.scoggins@uni.edu or 433-1271.

 

SPRING 2010 COURSE ON LEADERSHIP IN CAREER COMMUNICATIONS:

The spring 2010 course Project Management (620:177g) focuses on leading, managing and facilitating teams to produce workplace communications. E-mail lamberti@uni.edu for more information.

 

SPRING 2010 HONORS SEMINAR: DIGITAL COMMUNICATION:

An honors seminar in applied writing, "Digital Communication," will be offered in spring 2010. Are you on Facebook? Do you Twitter? This class will explore interactive media, hone digital skills and teach how social media such as Facebook function, specifically in workplace settings.

 
LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIPS WORKSHOP:

Explore the pros and cons of long distance relationships and receive tips on keeping the romance alive and dealing with conflicts at the Long Distance Relationship Workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Counseling Center (103 SHC). Call 273-2676 to register.

 

TIME MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP:

Not sure where the time goes? Never enough of it? Learn tips for ways to organize your time at the Time Management Workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Counseling Center (103 SHC). Call 273-2676 to register.

 

ADOPT-A-FAMILY - BLACK HAWK ELEMENTARY:

UNI's Partner In Education school, Black Hawk Elementary, is in need of UNI individuals and departments interested in adopting a family for Christmas. More than 30 families, ranging in size from three to eight members, are in need of support. If you or your organization are interested, contact Carole Gustafson, family services worker, at 215-2267 or gustafsonc@waterloo.k12.ia.us. Gustafson will assign families and provide further information.

 

SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING SERVICE OPPORTUNITY:

The Graduate College will host a Salvation Army bell ringing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, outside of the Cedar Falls Wal-Mart. Graduate and undergraduate students can sign up for a one-hour shift by e-mailing gradlife@uni.edu.

CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS:

CEO/SIFE MEETING:

Attend the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization/Students In Free Enterprise meeting from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30, in BCS 33. The meeting is open to all majors. Call 273-JPEC(5732) or e-mail jpec@uni.edu for details.

 

NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE (NSE) MEETING:

Explore NSE and learn how to attend one of 180+ colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada while paying UNI tuition, at an NSE informational meeting at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and have completed at least 30 hours of credit at the time of exchange. Learn more at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/nse.

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

SSWA HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER:

Get in the holiday spirit with a fundraiser to support Seeds of Hope from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, outside the Maucker Union Ballroom. Bring a toy, winter clothes or a non-perishable food item to donate. Decorate cookies for yourself or friends - - one for $1 or two for $1.50. Other bake sale items will be available for purchase. Sponsored by the Student Social Workers Association.

 

SECOND ANNUAL SURVIVOR GET-TOGETHER:

Join the UNI Survivorship committee for pizza, pop and new friendships. Get to know fellow cancer survivors on campus and in the area. Get information about this year's Relay for Life of UNI and bring ideas about what you would like to see happen this year. The survivor get-together will take place at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, in SEC 323. If planning to attend, e-mail Randee Dewey at rdewey@uni.edu or Howard Barnes at howard.barnes@uni.edu.

 

A HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS:

Experience Christmas in the 1930s with an evening of crafts and caroling from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Marshall Center One-Room School, West 23rd and Indiana streets. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/museum.

 

HOLIDAY POTTERY SALE:

The UNI Annual Holiday Pottery Sale will take place from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, and from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Ceramics Lab, KAB 126. Students will demonstrate throwing on the potter's wheel and unique handmade gifts will be available for the holidays.

 

COOKING FOR A CURE:

UNI's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will host the annual Cooking for a Cure all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 5, in the lower level of St. Stephen's. Tickets are $5 before Dec. 5 and $7 at the door. Tickets will be on sale Sunday, Nov. 29, after the morning and evening mass service. They also will be available in the St. Stephen's office. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society and PRSSA. For more information e-mail Katy Clough at cooking4cure@gmail.com.

 

COOKIE WALK/SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER:

Attend a Cookie Walk and Silent Auction to benefit the UNI Child Development Center from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 12, in the lobby of Price Lab School, east main entrance. The silent auction will end at 11:30 a.m. Purchase one container for $8 or two for $14 and fill them up with the holiday cookies of your choice. Freeze for holiday parties, give as gifts or enjoy them yourself. Auction items include a movie basket, football autographed by the UNI football team, a mom's pampering basket, a kitchen basket and more.

 

MASS TIMES AT ST. STEPHEN:

St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center celebrates Prime Time Mass at 9 p.m., Wednesdays; and 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Sundays.

ATHLETICS:

SWIMMING:

Swimming hosts Iowa State and UW-Green Bay at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Glen F. Henry Swimming and Diving pool.

 

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:

TEAMWORK AND TRUST WORKSHOP:

The Student Leadership Center will offer its third workshop of the series "The HATS of Leadership" from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the University Room, lower level of Maucker Union. This workshop, "Teamwork and Trust," will focus on the importance of teamwork and how leaders can build trust in their team. All workshops are free and open to the public. E-mail Steffoni Smith at steffers@uni.edu for more information.

 

HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION:

The next Hot Topic in Education will be at noon, Wednesday, Dec. 2, in CME 109. Faculty, staff and students are invited to learn about current literacy programs and practices to help struggling readers and students performing at grade level. Learn about the Reading Recovery Center of Iowa initiatives and UNI's role in helping students achieve gains in reading and comprehension. Presenters are Deb Tidwell, associate professor, curriculum & instruction; Salli Forbes, director, Reading Recovery Center of Iowa; and Bonnie Hoewing, instructor, curriculum & instruction.

 

LUNCH AND LEARN:

How does one lead with values? JPEC's Lunch and Learn fall series will host Donna Wood, holder of the David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics, at noon, Friday, Dec. 4, in BCS Room 33. Wood will address how to become an organizational leader who has integrity. Participants may bring their lunch to the program. Register at 273-JPEC or jpec@uni.edu.

 

WOMEN IN IT -- WHERE HAVE THEY GONE?:

The number of women in the information technology (IT) workforce continues to decline, yet demand is increasing. Marilyn Drury, director of ITS Educational Technology, will discuss possible factors and issues and share ideas for attracting women. The event is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, at University Book and Supply. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by American Democracy Project/Provost's Office and University Book and Supply. For further information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898.

 

INTERNATIONAL CLUB OF BUSINESS STUDENTS GUEST SPEAKER POSTPONED:

The International Club of Business Students will host Mark Heimann in the spring semester. Heimann is an applications manager at Roskamp Champion and is the author of several trade and industry articles. His work frequently takes him to South America, Europe and Asia. Heimann will discuss the international aspects and opportunities of his career.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Charles Stanier, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the University of Iowa, will present "Understanding high PM2.5 Episodes in the Midwestern U.S." at 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7, in LAT 125.

 

CROW FORUM:

CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, Dec. 7, in the CME 109A. Jennifer Cooley, modern languages, will present "Notes on Nuevo Amanecer: Weaving a New Beginning?" The Women's and Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women forum series. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited for the informal presentation and discussion.

 

'SUPPORTING ROLES' LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP:

The Student Leadership Center will offer its final workshop of the series "The HATS of Leadership" from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the University Room, lower level of Maucker Union. This workshop, "Supporting Roles," will consist of a panel of professionals and UNI Alumni discussing the impact of supporting roles in leadership. All workshops are free and open to the public. E-mail Steffoni Smith at steffers@uni.edu for more information.

PERFORMING ARTS:

LIEDERABEND:

Coordinated by UNI School of Music voice division, student vocalist performances will be featured at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT:

Coordinated by UNI School of Music professor of horn Yu-Ting Su and professor of cello Jonathan Chenoweth, students will offer a chamber music concert at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, in Graham Hall, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

STRING ORCHESTRA CONCERT:

The winter UNI string orchestra concert will take place at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

NORTHWIND QUINTET CONCERT:

The Northwind Quintet will offer a winter recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, featuring faculty artists Tom Barry, oboe, Amanda McCandless, clarinet, David Rachor, bassoon, and Yu-Ting Su, horn. This event is free and open to the public.

 

HALF-MASTED 3.2 IMPROV TROUPE:

Half-Masted 3.2 Improv Troupe presents: Gorilla Theater!, a night of free, improvised comedy shows at 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 3, 4 and 5 in CAC Room 108. A family friendly show will be offered at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5. All shows are free.

 

UNISTA PRESENTS 'ALMOST, MAINE':

See "Almost, Maine" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5 and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, in the APR inside Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $6, or $3 with a winter clothing donation. In the remote town of Almost, Maine, residents find themselves falling in-and-out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. "Almost, Maine" explores the mysteries of the human heart, touching audiences with laughter, heartbreak and hope. For more information, visit www.unistaonline.org.

 

VARSITY MEN'S GLEE CLUB CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOWS:

The UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club will offer its holiday concerts at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4 and at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. These sell-out events will feature the Glee Club men performing holiday favorites and winter songs. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

 

PIANO RECITAL:

UNI School of Music faculty artist Dmitri Vorobiev will offer a piano recital at 8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CHIMES OF CHRISTMAS:

Join the UNI School of Music choral ensembles (UNI Singers, Concert Chorale and Women’s Chorus) and the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the Great Hall, GBPAC, and celebrate the musical joys of the season. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

 

JOHN ANGOTTI CHRISTMAS CONCERT:

St. Stephen Catholic Student Center will host John Angotti in concert from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. Angotti is a nationally known recording artist, who will debut his new Christmas album "Welcome Home for Christmas" that evening. Students from UNI and from the Don Bosco and Columbus high school choirs will join him on stage for several pieces. The proceeds from this concert will support St. Stephen ministry to UNI students. Tickets are $25 for adults; $17 for students; or $15 for groups of 20 or more. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call Kelly at (319) 266-9863 ext. 105 or contact the GBPAC at 273-4849.

 

HOLIDAY POPS: A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION:

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony will perform its annual Holiday Pops concerts at 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, at the GBPAC. This year's holiday spectacular will showcase the talent of area church choir members. The concert will feature an assortment of old and new seasonal favorites plus the beloved audience sing-along. Tickets are available at wcfsymphony.org, at any UNItix location, or at 273-4TIX (4849).

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

FLU PREVENTION TIPS:

The UNI Student Health Clinic is seeing a high number of students showing flu-like symptoms. Everyday actions can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like influenza. Visit http://www.uni.edu/health/flu.html for precautions to take during the flu season.

 

MOVEMENT OUTLET:

Attend free weekly dance sessions taught by UNI students for UNI faculty, staff and students, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays, in WRC 185/187. No previous experience necessary. Contemporary dance with Kari Ramsey will be the featured style Wednesday, Dec. 9. The schedule for Movement Outlet sessions can be found at www.uni.edu/dance.

HOURS:

PANTHER SHUTTLE/SAFE RIDE HOURS:

http://www.panthershuttle.com

 

MAUCKER UNION HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/hrs-bcurrent.shtml

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION CENTER HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/hours/docs/OPENRECFALLCOREHRS.pdf

 

ROD LIBRARY HOURS:

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/building-hours

 

 

 

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