University of Northern Iowa
UNI Online

UNI Online


Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005

NEWS 

HONORARY DEGREE NOMINATIONS:
The Committee on Honorary Degrees is soliciting nominations for
potential recipients of honorary degrees for submission to the president.
A statement of the policies and procedures can be found at
http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/205.shtml or contact the Graduate
College at 3-2748. Nominations, marked "confidential," should be
submitted to the Graduate Dean's Office, Lang 122, by Feb. 18.
Supporting material must accompany nominations.
------------------------------------------------------------------
FACULTY EVALUATION OF PRESIDENT KOOB:
Recently, voting faculty were sent a questionnaire as part of the
five-year review of President Koob. The deadline for returning the
questionnaire is Feb. 1. Faculty wishing to participate in the
review are encouraged to complete the questionnaire and return
it to the Center for Social and Behavioral Research (0402) using
the envelope included. For questions, please contact Daniel Power
(3-2987), Daniel.Power@uni.edu.
------------------------------------------------------------------
2005 CARVER SUMMER INSTITUTES:
Instructors in the Liberal Arts Core are eligible to apply for a
Carver Fellowship to participate in either of two 2005 Carver Summer
Institutes. The institutes this summer will be: Critical Reading
and Writing in the Liberal Arts Core, and Integrating Disciplines
in the Liberal Arts Core. The institutes meet from 8:30 a.m. -
12:30 p.m., Monday - Friday for two weeks during May. For more
details and to apply, visit:
http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/carver/carver.htm. For more information
contact Jill Trainer at 3-3282.
------------------------------------------------------------------
UM&PR MOVE:
All University Marketing & Public Relations staff have left Gilchrist.
All UM & PR staff are now located in East Bartlett. The marketing
staff are in East Bartlett 126. Their phone number is 3-2761. Public

relations staff are housed in East Bartlett 103, phone 3-6728. Mail
code for both is 0392.
------------------------------------------------------------------
AFTER-SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS:
Kids Cafe needs after-school volunteers to provide tutoring,
mentoring, recreation, as well as nutritional and enrichment activities.
Host-coordinator position also available with Kids Cafe. E-mail
volunteer@uni.edu for more information.
------------------------------------------------------------------
V-DAY ART AUCTION:
Art pieces are wanted for the V-Day art auction to coincide with the
production of the Vagina Monologues Feb. 11 and 12. All proceeds
go to the Cedar Valley Coalition for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse.
Contact Vanessa Mills at vanz610@uni.edu to donate.
------------------------------------------------------------------
V-DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Volunteers are needed for the V-day Events Feb. 7-12. An informational/
signup meeting will take place at 9 p.m., Monday Jan. 31 in the
Elm Room, Maucker Union. Get involved in ending violence
against women. Any questions, contact the V-day committee at
uni_vdaycommittee@hotmail.com
------------------------------------------------------------------
UNI RESEARCHERS ALERT:
All UNI faculty, staff and students conducting research with
human participants MUST use the revised (as of Jan. 3)
application and consent form. Forms and updated "Information for
Investigators" are available at
http://www.grad.uni.edu/research/protocol.asp or by calling the
Graduate College (3-2748). Allow a minimum of two weeks
for review and approval.
------------------------------------------------------------------
TICKETS FOR "THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES":
Tickets for "The Vagina Monologues" are now on sale for $10 at
the GBPAC, or call 3-SHOW.
------------------------------------------------------------------
MAUCKER UNION RESTAURANT SPECIALS:
Current specials at Maucker Union restaurants:
Chat's & Prexy's: large hot chocolate for the price of a small, $1.09;
Avanti: featuring the new ham & cheese calzone;
Flares: featuring a new grilled grinder, with ham, salami, pepperoni,
and provolone cheese.
------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

WEB CLASS LIST AND GRADE SHEETS:
Web class lists and grade sheets now available on MyUNIverse.
For additional information about this new service for faculty and
academic departments, visit
http://www.uni.edu/regist/information/webclasslistinfo.shtml
------------------------------------------------------------------
KUNI'S IOWA STATEHOUSE CONNECTION:
KUNI presents "The Iowa Statehouse Connection," originating from
the Law Library in the Iowa Capitol. The show airs Mondays at 10 a.m.
throughout the legislative session. The guests for the show on Jan.
31 are UNI President Robert Koob, Director of the State Department of
Education, Judy Jeffrey, and Vice President of Instruction at Kirkwood
Community College, Mary Lou Lauer. The topic will be education.
------------------------------------------------------------------
WRC SAUNA REOPENS:
The co-ed sauna, in the WRC, has reopened after an extensive
renovation. This dry-heat sauna is located on the first floor of
the WRC adjacent to the mens and womens PE locker rooms, west
hallway.
------------------------------------------------------------------
PROMOTE HUMAN RIGHTS:
The UNI chapter of Amnesty International is part of a worldwide
movement to promote human rights at home and abroad. Amnesy meetings
are open to the public. Meetings are at 9 p.m. every Wednesday in Sabin
13. For more information contact Jessica Maas at jmaas@Uni.edu or
Stephanie Smelser at ssmelser@uni.edu.
------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

 

EVENTS 
(by category)

SPECIAL EVENTS

3rd ANNUAL WRS IRONMAN TRIATHLON CHALLENGE:
There are three different challenges: traditional,
non-swimmers, or double. Complete mileage by March 4 and
win a T-shirt and certificate of achievement. Registration materials
available now, WRC 101. Cost is $15. Contact Timothy.Klatt@uni.edu
or 3-7120 for more information.
------------------------------------------------------------------
DIVERSITY AT UNI: FOCUS ON GERMAN:
Celebrate German language and culture by participation in Study
Abroad Center and Modern Languages Department events. The Academy
Award winning movie For more events, visit
http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/news/languagediversity2005.asp
------------------------------------------------------------------
KHKE - JACQUELINE HALBLOOM TALKS WITH GUEST DR. JOHN DUFFY:
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 89.5 FM KHKE's classical host Jacqueline
Halbloom talks with guest Dr. John Duffy who is back during the
11 o'clock hour with the history and musical examples of the
infamous Siena Pianoforte.
------------------------------------------------------------------
LABYRINTH:
Walking the labyrinth allows for relaxation, centering, meditation
and quietness. Jan. 27, 5-6 p.m. and Jan. 28, noon - 1 p.m., WRC,
Room 204. Allow 20 minutes. Call Joan Thompson, 3-2198 to register.
There is no charge for this event sponsored by
Wellness & Recreation Services.
------------------------------------------------------------------
KINDERGYM SPRING 2005 OPEN ENROLLMENT:
Physical Activity Program for Children two-to five-years old. Saturday
mornings at the WRC, Jan. 29 - March 5.
Four-to five-year-olds at 9 - 9:50 a.m.
Two-to three-year olds at 10 - 10:50 a.m.
The cost is $25 (includes T-shirt) and $20 for a second child.
Contact 3-3066 or karyn.finn@uni.edu for enrollment forms.
Sponsored by: UNI -Youth Fitness & Obesity Institute.
------------------------------------------------------------------
YOUTH DRAMA CLASSES:
The Sturgis Youth Theatre offers creative drama classes for children
in preschool through high school. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 31. All
classes are in CAC, Room 108. For class information and registration,
visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis/classes/index.html
------------------------------------------------------------------
WOMEN AT PLAY EVENT:
The first annual Women At Play fundraising event, "Investing in the
Futures of UNI Women Athletes," will take place Tuesday, Feb. 8. Social
hour begins at 6 p.m. with a program at 7 p.m. in the Commons
Ballroom and Lounge. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Call 3-3100 for tickets. Visit http://www.unipanthers.com and
click on the "Women At Play" button for more details.
------------------------------------------------------------------
UNI CATERING VALENTINE DINNER:
Enjoy an elegant dinner for valentines on Saturday, Feb. 12, 5-9 p.m.,
at the UNI Commons Ballroom and Lounge. The UNI Catering event features
prime rib, chicken Cordon Bleu, and eggplant parmesan as the
main entree choices. The prices, ranging from $16 - $22, include
beverages and dessert. Tips are not accepted. Complimentary appetizers
and a cash bar will be available. Make reservations before Feb. 10.
For details visit
http://www.uni.edu/dor/conferences/dining/index.htm
------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

 

ATHLETICS
Wednesday: Men's basketball vs. Indiana State, UNI-Dome, 7:05 p.m.
Friday: #14 Wrestling vs. #1 Oklahoma State, West Gym, 7 p.m.
Track, UNI Invitational, UNI-Dome, all day.
Saturday: Track, UNI Invitational, UNI-Dome, all day.
------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

OSHA'S KNOCKING, ARE YOU READY?
Feb. 24, 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $35 per business. This workshop is
appropriate for all businesses with at least one employee. Employers
will learn about OSHA and how health and safety regulations may affect
their businesses. Topics include Federal/State OSHA regulations, types
of inspections and violations; penalties and record keeping. A
representative from the Iowa OSHA will answer questions. For
more information or to register, call 236-8123 or e-mail Mike at
mike.hahn@uni.edu
------------------------------------------------------------------
SMART START CLASS:
This 90-minute information blitz is suited for up-and-coming
entrepreneurs. It briefly covers business planning, financing,
credit, legal and tax issues and more. Monday, Jan. 31, 5 to 6:30 pm
at the UNI Regional Business Center, 212 E. 4th St., Waterloo. Cost
is $15 per person. For more information and additional class dates
call 236-8123.
------------------------------------------------------------------
ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE:
This workshop will provide small businesses with a general background
of environmental regulations that may apply. March 3, 7-9 p.m. Cost is
$35 per business. For more information or to register, call 236-8123
or e-mail mike.hahn@uni.edu
------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

DIRECTOR/DESIGNERS PRESENTATION: THE MUSIC LESSON:
Theatre UNI will host a Director/Designers' Presentation for the
upcoming production of "The Music Lesson," Wednesday, Jan. 26, at
6:30 p.m. at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. "The Music Lesson" is a
poignant drama of a Bosnian couple's struggle to build a new life
in America. Admission is free.
------------------------------------------------------------------
CSIKSZENTMIHALYI /CREATIVITY STUDY GROUP:
In preparation for Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's (Me-HI CHIK-sent-me-hi)
visit to UNI on March 3 and 4, the College of Social & Behavioral
Sciences will sponsor a study group for faculty and staff throughout
February, who would like to read and discuss his book "Creativity:
Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention." Advance
registration required. The group will be limited to the first 20
registrants. For more information, visit
http://fp.uni.edu/csbs/csikszentmihalyi.htm
------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Monday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m., Denny Garcia. will perform a solo acoustic
show in the KUNI studios on the third floor of the CAC. Admission is $3
for adults, and free for children 12 and under. For more info visit
http://www.kuniradio.org/kustud.html
------------------------------------------------------------------
TOBY KEITH WITH TED NUGENT:
Toby Keith with Ted Nugent will be in concert at the UNI-Dome on
Sunday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Toby Keith is the reigning Academy
of Country Music Entertainer of the Year and has sold more than
13.5 million albums. Tickets ($41.75 or $57.75) are available at
http://www.ticketmaster.com, (319) 363-1888, the UNI-Dome box office
or all Ticketmaster locations. All tickets subject to convenience
and/or handling fee.
------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

"TEACHING OVER THE ICN WORKSHOP":
A free, one-credit workshop series, "Teaching over the ICN," is
being offered through ITS-ET for teacher-education majors. The
workshops are free for full-time (12 or more semester hours) students.
Pre-registration is required. Workshop begins Feb. 9 for 8 weeks.
For more details, see http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/credit.html
------------------------------------------------------------------
DR. SUE FOLLON SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP:
This scholarship recognizes students for their leadership
contributions to UNI and potential to model leadership for women.
Application deadline is Feb. 18. Encourage students to apply
using the Common Scholarship Application at
http://www.uni.edu/finaid/. Written applications will also be
accepted until 4 p.m. in the Office of the Vice President for
Educational & Student Services, 200 Gilchrist.
------------------------------------------------------------------
ROBERTA S. TAMRES SCI-FI AWARD:
This award is open to UNI students writing science-fiction stories,
poems, plays, screenplays and essays. Prize is $50 and publication
in "Inner Weather," UNI's student-run literary magazine. Deadline is
Feb. 1. See required guidelines at
http://www.uni.edu/~english/CreativeWriting.htm. Established by
Provost Aaron Podolefsky as a memorial tribute to his mother.
------------------------------------------------------------------
SPRING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:
Bright Move Network is seeking a volunteer intern to assist with
managing daily activities. Bright Move Network works with refugees
and immigrants to promote tolerance and inclusion of immigrants in
the community. Optional academic credit available through UNI
Cooperative Education. Excellent experience for anyone interested
in nonprofit organizations. E-mail volunteer@uni.edu for more
information.
------------------------------------------------------------------
CAPSTONE IN GREECE:
Two informational meetings for the June 2005 Capstone Study Abroad
Course in Greece will be held at noon and 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26,
in Seerley 213. Contact Professor Gregory Bruess at bruess@uni.edu
or 3-2752 or visit http://www.uni.edu/global/greece.
------------------------------------------------------------------
CEO MEETING:
UNI Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization will meet from 3:30-5 p.m.
in CBB 3 on Tuesday, Jan. 25. Pizza and pop provided. Also find out
about the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Iowa Conference in February.
------------------------------------------------------------------
THURSDAZE GOES WESTERN WILD:
Events include: mechanical bull riding, rodeo roper, horse racing,
cow milking, 8 p.m. - midnight. Make CDs from 6 p.m. - midnight and
watch the movie "Friday Night Lights" at 7 p.m. Country dance lessons
at 9 p.m. For more information contact 3-2683.
------------------------------------------------------------------

 


 

 

 

 


Find the UNI event you're looking for in the UNI Calendar of Events, a convenient, searchable database located at http://access.uni.edu/acal/
Events on the calendar this week at UNI:

http://access.uni.edu/acal/bin/callist.cgi?date=this_week


MyUniverse is published once a week, on Monday mornings. 
 
Maintained by Office of University Marketing and Public Relations
Last Modified: 09/22/10