UNI Online
Vol. 2, No. 33
December 7, 2000
GOVERNOR'S HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: The Governor has invited state
employees to attend a Holiday Open House on Fri., Dec. 8 from
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. & from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. It will be held
at the Governor's office, first floor, State Capitol in Des Moines.
According to the Governor's memo, all employees are to be given the
opportunity to attend this event on work time. The employee must have
the approval of his/her supervisor to ensure the workplace is covered
and that no interruption of service occurs. For more information go to
PHONE BOOK CORRECTION: The correct phone numberfor Henry's Dining
is 3-2510.
(cancellation of class, weather-related reduced operations, and working
condition emergencies) it is the policy of UNI to continue normal hours
of operation and maintain a regular work schedule for staff members
during adverse/severe weather conditions. The basic premise of UNI policy
is that faculty, staff, and students have the opportunity to make their
own decision about reporting to work or class with due consideration for
travel safety conditions. Review the complete policy at:
UNI HOLIDAY CARDS: A limited supply of the 2000 UNI Holiday Cards,
featuring an interior scene of the President's home, remain available
for departmental or personal purchase through the Office of University
Marketing and Public Relations. View the card at:
Call 3-2761 or visit 127 Gilchrist to purchase cards.
UNI HOSTING USIP: UNI will be hosting a United States Institute of
Peace (USIP) Faculty Development Institute in April, 2001. This
interdisciplinary institute is titled "Human Rights and Ethnic Conflict"
and any fulltime UNI faculty member with teaching and /or research
interests related to the topic is eligible. Registration is required
by Dec. 15 and requests will be accommodated on a "first come - first
served" basis until the registration limit is reached. Additional
information can be requested from Susan.Koch@uni.edu.
UNI IN THE NEWS: The UNI College of Education was featured in the
Nov. 22 issue of Education Week Magazine. The article chronicles
how colleges of education are teaming up with university foundations
to develop their programs. This article came about through a
collaboration between the Office of University Marketing & Public
Relations, the UNI Foundation and the College of Education. The
complete article can be viewed at:
UNI DEAN IN THE NEWS: An opinion piece by Thomas Switzer, dean of
College of Education, ran in the Mon., Dec. 4 edition of the
Des Moines Register. The headline is, "Imposing tests on teachers
would be costly error." Switzer explains the difference between
teacher testing and assessment, and highlights the steps UNI is taking
to help teachers and administrators tackle this thorny problem.
For the complete article can be viewed at:
DIRECTOR OF UNI HONORS PROGRAM: Following an internal search,
Harry Brod, associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and
Religion, has been appointed director of the new UNI Honors Program.
Brod will assume his duties on a part-time basis at the beginning of
the spring 2001 semester. The program itself will begin in fall 2001.
ART EXHIBITION: Now on view at the Hearst Center for the Arts from
Dec. 3 - Jan. 13, 2001, at 304 W. Seerely Blvd., is "Current Works
in Clay" an solo exhibition by JoAnn Schnabel, Associate Professor of
Art at UNI There will be an opening reception for the exhibition
Fri., Dec. 8, from 5-7 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and live music.
Schnabel will give a gallery talk about her work during the reception.
VOLUNTEER HOST FAMILIES NEEDED: The Career Center at is seeking
warmhearted and reliable local families, who will volunteer to host
one or more college students from Merida, Yucatan, Mexico who are coming
to visit UNI and the Cedar Falls area from January 10-21,2001. For more
information call Isabela Varela at 3-6857 or go to
ROD LIBRARY/MULTISERVICE CENTER: The deadline to request reinstatement
of current reserve lists is Fri., Dec. 15. After this date all items
will be removed and returned to the library shelves or to the faculty
member. For more information: email libmsc@uni.edu or phone 3-6002.
ROD LIBRARY/MULTISERVICE CENTER: Spring 2001 reserve requests are due
Dec.,22. Submit your reserve requests to guarantee materials will be
ready for checkout the first day of the semester. Course reserve lists
received after this date can take up to 2 weeks to process due to the
large volume of requests. Reserve request forms are available at:
For more information: email libmsc@uni.edu or phone 3-6002.
ITS-Educational Technology has designed a series of hands-on
technology workshops and personal consultations for faculty only.
The focus of these sessions is technology for learning and teaching.
Offered between semesters, they will not conflict with your classes.
Prepare for your spring classes before you become busy with the
duties of the semester. For details visit
LIBRARY WORKSHOPS: Consider reserving a library information workshop
for one of your 2001 department meetings. Call 3-2839 or 3-2838 to
request and reserve a workshop focusing on the latest library databases
and services in your field.
UNI WRESTLING: Sun., Dec. 10 in the UNI-Dome, UNI panther wrestling
takes on Iowa at 2 p.m. Call the UNI ticket office to order advance
tickets, 3-DOME.
MESSIAH SING: The Price Lab Community "Messiah Sing" is this
Sun., Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. in Butzier Auditorium. NUHS Chorus along with
additional singers, and an orchestra of PLS students, parents, alumni,
and UNI students, will present several choruses from Handel's "Messiah",
and guest soloists will sing many of the best-known arias. Dress
rehearsal will be Sat. Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. Audience members may bring
scores and sing from their seats. Admission is $3 to benefit Price
Lab Music. For more information call 3-6236, or email Linda.Sharp@uni.edu
3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Maucker Union University Room North. Agenda:
1) Review of Emergency Management Manual,
2) Speaker Dave Zarifis/Women Violence Initiative,
3) Set 2001 meeting schedule,
4) Appointment status.
PANTHER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: The UNI women's basketball team, coming
off a win over #24-ranked Illinois, faces #8-ranked Iowa State on
Wed., December 20 at 7:05 p.m. Come out and help shatter the single
game attendance record at a home UNI women's basketball game. Advance
tickets are available by calling 273-DOME. NOTE: This game will be
played in the UNI-Dome.
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