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Monday, Aug. 23, 2010

NEWS:

WELCOME MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT ALLEN:

Welcome back to UNI! 2010 will be a year filled with new challenges, new opportunities and new milestones. To view a special welcome greeting from President Allen, visit www.uni.edu/president/

 
COE DEAN OFFICIALLY ASSUMES DUTIES:

Dwight C. Watson, UNI's Dean of the College of Education, officially assumed his duties on July 1. For more information about Watson, visit www.uni.edu/coe/.

 

SCHOOL OF APPLIED HUMAN SCIENCES ANNOUNCED:

The Department of Design, Textiles, Gerontology and Family Studies, along with the Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling programs that were formerly in the College of Education, now constitute the School of Applied Human Sciences in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. This newly named unit was approved during the August meeting of the Iowa Board of Regents. For more information, contact Howard Barnes, director of the School of Applied Human Sciences, at 273-2555.

 

INTERIM HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE APPOINTED:

Donna Hoffman, associate professor of political science, has been appointed interim head of the Department of Political Science. Hoffman replaces Michael Licari who has been appointed associate provost for academic affairs and graduate dean.

 
NEW ASSOCIATE PROVOST AND DEAN OF GRADUATE COLLEGE NAMED:

UNI Executive Vice President and Provost Gloria Gibson named Michael J. Licari associate provost for academic affairs and dean of the Graduate College. Licari officially took over the new role Aug. 16. The position is a five-year renewable term. For more information about this appointment, visit www.uni.edu/vpaa for more information.

 
OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR DEBUTS NEW WEBSITE:

The Office of the Registrar has updated the look, feel and functionality of its website. Some new features include a Classroom Reservation WebForm, an Ad Hoc Report Request WebForm and a Class List Verification WebForm. Visit www.uni.edu/registrar for more information.

 

NEW CSBS WEBSITE LAUNCHED:

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has revamped its website to provide more details about its faculty, programs, policies and activities. Visit http://www.uni.edu/csbs/ for more information.

 

CHANGE IN LIBRARY HOURS OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND:

Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to the closing time. There will be no special vacation loans over the weekend. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, will be a prompt to enter your CatID. http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#labor.

 

PUBLIC POLICY ON FACEBOOK:

UNI's masters in Public Policy program is now on Facebook; search "UNI Public Policy" and watch for updates from the Public Policy office.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

WELCOME WEEK ACTIVITIES:

http://www.uni.edu/welcomeweek/

 

ST. STEPHEN CATHOLIC STUDENT CENTER WELCOME BACK ACTIVITIES:

St. Stephen Catholic Student Center is hosting activities to celebrate the start of the 2010-2011 academic year. On Monday, Aug. 23, get free popcorn outside the student center and attend Mass at 4:30 p.m.; from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 24, get free walking tacos outside the student center and attend prayer at 9 p.m.; play volleyball at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25, followed by Prime Time & Social at 9 p.m.; on Thursday, Aug. 26, get free popcorn outside the Student Center; and attend mass at 8 a.m., Friday, Aug. 27. Students, faculty and staff are all welcome. For more information, call 266-9863.

 

MTA FIRST MEETING OF FALL SEMESTER:

The Multicultural Teaching Alliance will have its first meeting for the 2010 fall semester at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 26, in the Hemisphere Lounge (behind Chats) Maucker Union. There will be food and door prizes.

 

BASH WITH BEN:

Mark your calendars now for Bash with Ben from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, on the Maucker Union North Plaza. Rain location is Maucker Union Coffeehouse.

 

WELCOME BACK BAGS AT ESSENTIALS:

Stock up and save with a "Welcome Back Bag" at Essentials in Maucker Union. The bag contains a subject notebook, note cards, highlighter, mechanical pencil, candy bar and the new Stride Flavor Change Gum for $5.

 

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

UNI-CUE TUTORING PROGRAM:

Students interested in tutoring young people in grades three through 12 can enroll in course 200:180(g): Community Service-Academic Skills Achievement Center to earn 2 credit hours per semester for tutoring at the UNI-CUE Tutoring Center in Waterloo. For more information, contact Nancy Scoggins-Rose at 433-1271 or nancy.scoggins@uni.edu.

 

'USING eLEARNING (WEBCT) AS A STUDENT' WORKSHOPS:

"Using eLearning (WebCT) as a Student" workshops are scheduled for Aug. 25-26 and Aug. 30-31. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml for times. Workshops address e-mail, discussions, assignments, assessments and support options. Seating is limited. For reservations call 273-2309.

 

TRANSLATORS NEEDED:

UNI's Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) needs to translate two documents into Japanese, Korean, Arabic, French, Spanish, Chinese and Portuguese. Pay is $60+ per translation. If interested e-mail ciep@uni.edu or come to BAK 72.

 

OSHA BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN TRAINING:

This 30-minute training is required for all students completing field experiences in any pre-K through 12 school setting. The training is free and open to anyone. Three sessions will be offered: 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 31; 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1; or 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2. All sessions will be held in SEC 244/245. No registration is required. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education, 273-2265.

 

YOUNG PEOPLES DANCE THEATRE:

YPDT Practicum, course 420:140-03, is offered for UNI students who enjoy working with children. Course meets weekly on campus for one hour plus one hour arranged before or after school at a local elementary school. Dance and/or teaching experience helpful but not necessary. For more information visit www.uni.edu/dance or contact cindy.herndon@uni.edu.

 

IMMIGRATION DEBATE AND INFORMATIONAL MEETING ABOUT POLICY DEBATE AT UNI:

The UNI Speech and Debate Team will host an audience debate from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2, in Lang 040 (Interp Theatre). Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Members of the UNI Debate team will debate whether or not to increase employment-based visas in the United States. Immediately following this event, there will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in joining the UNI Debate team. If you have high school Student Congress, public forum or Lincoln Douglas experience, or are new to debate, plan to attend.

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS' INFORMATIONAL MEETING:

A Graduate Students' Informational Meeting will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. New graduate students are invited to attend and returning graduate students and faculty are welcome. Shoshanna Coon's presentation "Who Wants to Graduate?" will review academic policies and procedures. The program also includes "Learning Firsthand," a graduate student panel, Connecting to Campus and Community Resources Fair. Door prizes will be given and refreshments will be available.

 

FALL COURSES IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION:

The fall 2010 course Applied Writing (620:105g) focuses on workplace skills in communicating specialized information. The fall course Introduction to Professional Writing (620:077) offers strategies and tools to design communications for maximum impact and effectiveness. The fall course in Professional Editing (620:107g) provides "real life" experience in editing creative, scholarly and workplace texts in a professional capacity. Prerequisites can be waived. Please contact UNI.Prof.Writing@gmail.com for more information.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

ALUMNI ART EXHIBITION:

An invitational art exhibition, "Never Chaste," will be presented Aug. 23 through Sept. 19. This is the first in a yearlong series of events featuring UNI Department of Art alumni titled "Time is Ripe." Exhibition participants include Jensen Barnes (B.F.A. '03); Thaddeus Erdahl (B.A. and B.F.A. '04); Gerard Huber (B.A. '71); Gary Kelley (B.A. '68); Ken Rowe (B.F.A. '92); and Libby Rowe (B.F.A. '93). The following lectures will be presented at 7 p.m., in the Kamerick Art Building auditorium: Barnes, Tuesday, Aug. 24; Huber, Wednesday, Aug. 25; and Kelley, Wednesday, Sept. 15. Sponsored in part by the Florence Hartwig Foundation and the UNI Alumni Association. Free.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:

MUSIC EDUCATION WORKSHOP:

Michelle Swanson, School of Music, will coordinate a music-education workshop at 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 28, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.

 

UNDOING RACISM WORKSHOP:

Applications are ready for the Undoing Racism Workshop to be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 22 and 23, and from 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, Sept. 24. For applications and information on this Strategic Diversity Initiative, visit www.uni.edu/cme/2010-sept-undoing-racism. Make sure you can attend the entire time.

 

MANDATORY REPORTERS OF CHILD ABUSE TRAINING

A training session for Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 3, in SEC 247. Teacher education students taking the Level II (200:128) field experience this semester must complete this training before they can start their field experience at Price Laboratory School. This training session is free, open to anyone, and preregistration is not required. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at 273-2236 or heston@uni.edu.

 

INTUITIVE EATING WORKSHOP:

This six-week workshop is designed for the chronic dieter. Participants will learn steps to reject the diet mentality, deal with feelings without using food, normalize the relationship with food and respond appropriately to hunger and fullness. The workshop takes place from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 7 through Oct. 12, in the WRC 101. The cost is $25. For more information, or to register, contact Joan Thompson at 273-2137 or e-mail joan.thompson@uni.edu.

PERFORMING ARTS:

ALL-RACHMANINOFF RECITAL:

Pianist Sean Botkin, School of Music, will present an all-Rachmaninoff recital with guest artists and members of the Maia Quartet, including Tricia Park, violin, and Hannah Holman, cello. The concert will be held at 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 30, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, and will feature a selection of Rachmaninoff Preludes from Op. 23 and Op. 32 and Trio Elégiaque, Op. 9 for violin, cello and piano. This event is free and open to the public.

 

GUEST OBOE RECITAL:

Guest artist Dane Philipsen, oboe, will present a recital with faculty pianist Robin Guy at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 3, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Philipsen, a UNI alumnus played and performed with top ensembles in the Cedar Valley and after completing an M.M. at Arizona State University, played with the Atlanta Opera, Chicago Civic Orchestra and the New World Symphony. This event is free and open to the public.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

MASSAGE THERAPY:

Schedule a massage appointment with Licensed Massage Therapist Julie Conley: 45-minute massage for $35; 60-minute massage for $45; and 90-minute massage for $65. Gift certificates are available. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 273-6119 to schedule an appointment.

 

REGISTER FOR FALL FITNESS CLASSES:

Registration for fitness classes at the WRC is now open. A new fitness class, Water Boot Camp, will include running, jumping, core and strength training. Athletic swimsuit and towel are required. Other classes include Fitx5, Cardio Mix, Step-Kick-Spin, Total Body Conditioning, Spin-Yoga Fusion, Kickboxing, Boot Camp, Spinnercise, Hip-Hop, Zumba, Ballroom Dance, Hydro-Fit, Sculpt and Tone, Circuit Weights, Women on Weights, Abs, Pilates, Yoga and more. Register online, http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/ or at the main office, WRC 101.

 

INTRAMURAL SINGLES AND CO-REC TENNIS:

This event is open to men, women and co-rec. Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 30 through Sept. 1, Intramural Office, WRC 161. Schedules will be e-mailed and posted on the WRC Intramural bulletin board, at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 3. Play begins immediately. Call 273-7262 for more information.

 
INTRAMURAL SOFTBALL LEAGUES:

This event is open to men, women and co-rec. A mandatory manager's meeting will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 26, in SEC 247. Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 30-31, in the Intramural Office, WRC 161. Schedules will be e-mailed and posted on IM bulletin boards, at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7. League play begins Wednesday, Sept. 8. Call 273-7262 for more information.

 

INTRAMURAL SOFTBALL OFFICIALS WANTED:

This is open to men and women. The pay is $7.50 per game. Anyone interested in officiating intramural softball must attend a softball officials clinic at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 31, WRC 250, and/or 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1, in WRC 150. Call 273-7262 for more information.

 

INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:

There will be a mandatory manager's meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 26, in SEC 247. Entries are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the IM Office, WRC 161. There is a $20 entry fee per team, with a two-game guarantee. Limited to first eight teams to register. Schedules will be e-mailed and posted on the WRC Intramural bulletin board, at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10. Call 273-7262 for more information.

 

INTRAMURAL EIGHT-ON-EIGHT DODGEBALL LEAGUES:

This is open to men and women. A mandatory manager's meeting will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2, in SEC 247; make-up manager's meetings will be held at 3:15 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7, WRC 103, and 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, WRC 150. Register from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 7-8, Intramural Office, WRC 161. Schedules will be e-mailed and posted at 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, WRC Intramural bulletin board. Play begins the week of Sept. 20. Call 273-7262 for more information.

 

INTRAMURAL SINGLES RACQUETBALL:

This event is open to men, women and co-rec. Register from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 7-9, Intramural Office, WRC 161. Schedules will be e-mailed and posted at 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, on the WRC Intramural bulletin board. Play begins immediately. Call 273-7262 for more information.

 

BECOME A PERSONAL TRAINER:

There will be an informational meeting for those interested in becoming personal trainers at 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10, in WRC 150. Class begins Monday, Sept. 13. Monday lectures will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. in WRC 150. Friday labs will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in WRC 85. For more information, and to enroll, contact the personal fitness coordinator at 237-7167. Class is not for academic credit.

DINING:

FREE GIFT:

Starting Monday, Aug. 23, pick up a free gift while supplies last at one of the following retail locations: 23rd Street Market in the Commons; Biscotti's; in Redeker Center; Chats, Essentials and Prexy's in Maucker Union; or one of the three food carts in the WRC, CBB or SEC. For more information on retail promotions, visit www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening, or check us out on Facebook.

HOURS:

PANTHER SHUTTLE/SAFE RIDE HOURS:

http://www.panthershuttle.com

 

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS:

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

 

WRC HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/hours/index.html

 

ROD LIBRARY HOURS:

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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