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Thursday, September 8, 2005

NEWS

SATURDAY CELEBRATION:

All faculty, staff and their families are invited to the 10th Annual UNI Saturday Celebration Saturday, Sept. 10, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on the south lawn of the president's home. Food, drinks and table service are provided. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Free open recreation will be available for UNI families in the WRC until 4 p.m. Check-in at main desk. Clean shoes are required and children must be accompanied by an adult. See photos taken at last year's picnic, at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/picnic/

 

The Celebration committee contacted the American Red Cross about how the UNI community can help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Red Cross says the biggest need right now is cash donations. With that in mind, a table will be set up to accept monetary donations, which will be delivered to the Red Cross immediately following the picnic.

 

UNI COMMEMORATES CONSTITUTION DAY:

UNI will commemorate the nation's inaugural Constitution Day with a special presentation of "Free Speech in the Digital Age," on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The one-hour video presentation is a debate hosted by National Public Radio's Margot Adler. The video will be shown simultaneously in the CME, Room 109; CAC, Room 108; and Seerley Hall, Room 115. A 30-minute discussion will take place at each location immediately following the video. The program will look at censorship in libraries, of textbooks and on the Internet. It also will examine the reasons for both safeguarding and limiting speech, including the protection of minors and community safety, ensuring a free marketplace of ideas, and guaranteeing democratic institutions. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about Constitution Day, visit http://www.uscourts.gov/outreach/constitutionday.html

 
UNI ASSISTANCE FOR HURRICANE KATRINA VICTIMS:

A variety of groups on campus are planning fundraisers for Hurricane Katrina victims. In addition, staff and faculty have been working to aid our students from the Gulf Coast and continue to evaluate how we can further help them and their families. We also are extending whatever help we can to the faculty and students of three universities that we have relationships with in the New Orleans area, Xavier, Southern and Dillard Universities. You can find out more about these efforts at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/katrina/. Any groups planning fundraisers are asked to visit the site to notify UM&PR of their events so they may be listed on the site.

 

ALUMNI DIRECTOR CANDIDATE OPEN FORUM:

Meet Rod Ossowski, candidate for the position of Director of Alumni Relations. Ossowski will discuss observations and strategies to raise the profile of a university alumni association.The hour-long forum will take place in the Maucker Union Elm Room on Monday, Sept. 12, at 3:30 p.m.Vita available for review in Commons 204 and 205.

 

UPDATING THE 2005-2006 CAMPUS PHONE BOOK:

OFFICE INFO ONLY: Changes for the new phone book, sections A) Office Directory, pages 5-12, B) Campus Governance Group, page 12, C) UNI fax numbers, pages 13-14, and D) Departmental Web sites, pages 15-16, can be made at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/phonebook/

Deadline for these changes is Friday, Sept. 16. If you have questions, contact Melissa Barber at 3-2761.

 

PERSONAL INFO ONLY: The Human Resource Services department is updating information for the new UNI directory. Currently we are asking that you verify your personal (home) information only. To verify your personal data, go to: http://access.uni.edu/phone/ Deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 14.

For the Faculty & Staff Listings on pages 31-71, departmental changes will only be accepted from each department's Secretary/Office Coordinator. Please refer any office phone or address changes to this individual. A departmental listing has been sent to the Secretaries/Coordinators by campus mail for verification.

 
SPONSORED PROGRAMS RELOCATING TO EAST BARTLETT:

The new Office of Sponsored Programs will open Monday, Sept. 12, in 213 East Bartlett Hall. Jill Trainer, interim associate vice president, David Walker, associate dean; and the Grants & Contracts staff will relocate to the new office. For urgent issues regarding Grants & Contracts on Friday, Sept. 9, call 3-3217.

 

The new Web site for the Office of Sponsored Programs is http://www.uni.edu/osp. The site contains information on seeking and managing grants, human subjects review, intellectual property policies, patents, copyright, and Educational Opportunity Programs.

 
UNI INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICER:

Bill Witt has been appointed as UNI's Intellectual Property Officer. Contact him at 3-3178 or bill.witt@uni.edu for assistance with protecting or licensing your innovations.

 

SURPLUS STORAGE:

Renovation of the Warehouse on 27th Street will begin this week.The work is scheduled for completion Dec.1. During this time storage of surplus furniture and equipment will not be available. However, transit forms for goods between departments will still be processed.

 

CHEESE CURDS AT MAUCKER:

Hansens' Cheese Curds are now available at Prexy's in Maucker Union. This is a local dairy product from rural Hudson.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

iLIFE WORK SESSIONS:

Explore Apple’s iLife suite and learn how easy it is to create digital projects with your students. Sessions will take place on Sept. 19, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, from 3 to 5 p.m., in SEC 127-128.

iLife provides the integrated software teachers and students need to create great digital media content. And because iLife applications are so easy to use, students can focus on the content of their projects, not the technology. Attendees can register for a drawing for a free iTunes gift card.

 
JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

The Graduate Program in Public Policy is requesting applications for the position of associate director of the program. This is a part time/reduced load position. An internal search will be conducted. The starting date for this position is Nov. 1, 2005. Applications received by Sept. 26 will receive full consideration. Please send a curriculum vitae and a brief statement indicating why you are interested in the position to: allen.hays@uni.edu For more information, visit https://fp.uni.edu/ppolicy/announce.html

 

USED EQUIPMENT FOR SALE:

The Rod Library is offering for sale one used Perkins Brailler for $30. Also 27 used Iomega Jaz drive disks, 1GB, formatted, selling three for $55 (half-price). Contact Brenda.Jordan@uni.edu or call 3-2801.

 
FITNESS CLASSES AVAILABLE:

Beginning Ballroom dance begins Sept. 7. Many classes are available over the noon hour, late afternoon and early evening to meet your needs. Check out Hydro-Fit, circuit weight, strength and toning classes and Saturday morning 75-minute aerobics. For more information, contact Dana Foster at 3-5859 or e-mail dana.foster@uni.edu

 
HISPANIC HERITAGE DISPLAY:

Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education, the Rod Library's main exhibit case will have books, artifacts, pictures, quotes, and facts related to Hispanic Heritage Month displayed during September. For more information about Hispanic Heritage Month visit: http://www.uni.edu/cme

 
LASER INK CARTIDGES FOR SALE:

Two HP 92275A and two 02295A laser jet ink cartridges at $20 each. Call Valerie at 3-2437.

 

 

 

MEETINGS

UNI-AEOP:

The first meeting of the year will take place Tuesday, Sept. 13, at noon, in the Presidential Room, Maucker Union. The agenda includes the installation of President-Elect Gail Briddle and a brief business meeting. Open to all university employees.

 
 

EVENTS

THURSDAZE CASINO NIGHT:

Play the slots, poker, blackjack, craps and more for a chance to win more than $750 in prizes. Thursday, Sept. 8, from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Sponsored by Campus Activities Board (CAB). For more information, call 3-2683.

 

CHUBBY CHECKER AT THE GBPAC:

Chubby Checker and the Wildcats will perform at the Gallagher-Bluedorn on Friday, Sept. 9. With the No. 2 song of all time, Chubby Checker, "The King of the TWIST!," has been pleasing audiences of all ages for more than four decades. Come for a sock hop starting at 6:15 p.m. in the lobby. Wear your poodle skirt and dancing shoes for twist lessons. Preorder your meal by calling the ticket office. UNI students receive 50 percent off adult ticket prices. Order tickets by calling 3-SHOW or visiting

tp://www.gbpac.com

 
PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Friday: Women's soccer vs. Minnesota - 5 p.m. - Cedar Valley Soccer Complex
Saturday: Football vs. Minnesota-Duluth - 7:05 p.m. - UNI-Dome
Softball vs. Marshalltown C. C. & Mount Mercy starting at 1 p.m. - Panther Park
Sunday: Women's soccer vs. Western Illinois - 1 p.m. - Cedar Valley Soccer Complex
Softball vs. Upper Iowa and Kirkwood starting at 1 p.m. - Panther Park

 
BALLROOM DANCE AND SWING LESSONS:

On Saturday, Sept. 10, a beginning swing workshop will take place from 4 to 4:45 p.m. An intermediate lesson will take place from 5 to 5:45 p.m. and there will be a dance from 8 to midnight. All events take place in the Commons Ballroom. The fee for students with ID is $5 per workshop, or $7 for both. FREE admission to dance. Dance only - $5. Fees for non-students: workshops and dance - $15; workshops only - $5 each; dance only $5.

 
DIVERSITY WEEK:

Diversity Week runs Sept. 11-17, and includes events such as the Multicultural Festival, keynote speaker Bob Zellner, a film series, anti-bias training, and a Native American Pow Wow. For more details visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or call 3-2250.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

"From Brazilian Bedrock to Minnesotan Washboard Moraines: My Summer in an REU Program" by Breanna Hennessy, B. S. geology major, Monday, Sept. 12, 4 p.m., in Latham 125.

 

BUSINESS ETHICS LECTURE:

The Wilson Series in Business Ethics presents: "Straight From the Heart: An Iowa Ex-Con Talks Business Ethics." Patrick Kuhse became involved in illegal activities while working as a stockbrocker in California. After years as an international fugitive in Costa Rica and more years in a federal penitentiary, Kuhse tells his riveting story and sounds the alarm on the faulty-thought processes and decision making skills that can easily trap the unsuspecting young professional. Free lecture and reception Monday, Sept. 12, at 5 p.m., in CBB 109. Contact Donna Wood, 3-2196 or e-mail Donna.Wood @uni.edu; or call Karen, 3-7620 or e-mail Karen.Hansen@uni.edu if you have any questions.

 

UNI CULTURAL FESTIVAL:

Enjoy foods from throughout the world as we celebrate diversity at this year's Cultural Festival Monday, Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Maucker Union Courtyard. In case of rain, the event will move to the Maucker Union Ballroom. For more information, call 3-2683.

 

FACULTY RECITAL:

Faculty members Randy Grabowski and Sean Botkin will perform Monday, Sept. 12 - GBPAC Davis Hall, 8 p.m. Grabowski is joined by Sean Botkin, piano and Nicole Lamartine soprano performing works by Hailstork, Scarlatti, Ponchielli, and Wilson. Admission free.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Monday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m., singer Denice Franke will perform in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Tickets are $3, children under 12 are free.

 

FALL SPEAKERS SERIES:

On Sept. 13, noon - 1 p.m. in the College Eye Room of Maucker Union, Mary Jo Loveland from HVAAA will share the latest on the Medicare Prescription Drug program and cover the basics of Medicare and Medicaid. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

 

FILM SERIES:

Culturally related films followed by discussion and refreshments will be showing at the Center for Multicultural Education (109 MAU), at 12:30 p.m. on the following days: Tuesday, Sept. 13: "30 Minute Blue Eyes"; Wednesday, Sept. 14: "Talking about Race"; and, Thursday, Sept. 15: "Not in our Town." For more details visit: http://www.uni.edu/cme

 

OFF-HUDSON PLAY READING:

Theatre UNI's first Off-Hudson play reading of the season, Mark Ravenhill's "Handbag," will take place Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m., in CAC Room 108. This is a comedy of non-traditional parenthood in the age of diverse sexualities, artificial insemination and Tinky Winky's handbag. Admission is free. Contains strong language and sexual situations. http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 

KUNI PRESENTS ROGER CLYNE & THE PEACEMAKERS:

KUNI continues its concert series at The Reverb, downtown Cedar Falls, with Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Singer/songwriter Roger Clyne first made a name for himself while fronting the modern rock outfit the Refreshments during the post-grunge heyday of the '90s. Admission is $10. Showtime is 9 p.m. Contact The Reverb at 277- 4404 for tickets.

 

THOMAS FRIEDMAN LECTURE:

Tickets are "sold out" for a lecture by Thomas Friedman, who will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the Great Hall of the GBPAC, as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Leadership Lecture Series. Foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times and a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, his topic will be "The World Is Flat," the title of his latest book. A "stand-by" line will form in the GBPAC lobby to fill any seats still empty at 7:25 p.m., so ticket holders need to be seated by that time. Persons not using their tickets are asked to call 273-SHOW, or drop them off at the GBPAC box office, to release them to others. Those unable to attend the lecture are welcome to attend Friedman's 4 p.m. Q&A session, also at the GBPAC, geared specifically for students, faculty and staff.

 
NATALIE MACMASTER AT THE GBPAC:

Natalie MacMaster will perform at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Sunday, Sept. 18. She's a fiddle player, a world-class dancer, and an internationally renowned concert artist. Curtain Talk, pre-show discussion, begins at 6:45 p.m. Don’t miss out on speed dating – call the ticket office for more information and to register. UNI students receive 50 percent off adult ticket prices. Order tickets by calling 3-SHOW or visiting http://www.gbpac.com

 
UNI ENTREPRNEURSHIP DAY:

Sept. 23, from 9-11 a.m., in Maucker Union. Advanced registration is encouraged by calling 3-7350 or katherine.cota@uni.edu. This event is to raise awareness among students, staff and faculty of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship in small businesses and at the university. This event is free and open to the UNI community; business and non-business majors are encouraged to attend. Guest speakers include UNI alumni Eric Schaefer of Advanced Business Fulfillment and Chris Pirillo of Lockergnome. For more information and the agenda, http://www.jpec.org/entreday.htm

 

ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT CONCERT:

The UNI School of Music will host the 24th Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert Friday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the GBPAC, Great Hall. Sensational Music + exceptional artistry = thrilling performances. Special guest, legendary jazz trumpeter Clark Terry, will perform with the UNI Jazz Band One. For tickets call GBPAC box office 3-7469 or visit http://www.tickets.uni.edu (click on School of Music).

 

MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE:

Conference at UNI: "Commercializing Creative Endeavors," Oct. 7, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Center for Multicultural Education. For more information, contact Bill Witt, 3-3178, bill.witt@uni.edu.

 

 

HOURS

EXTENDED HOURS FOR RESTAURANTS IN MAUCKER UNION:

Blimpie's is open Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; and Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Flares and Wasabi are open Monday – Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Avanti is open Monday – Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., and Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Chats is open Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 11 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday, noon to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 11 p.m.
Grab and Go items at Prexy’s are available until 6:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday and until 4 p.m. on Friday.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

UNI STUDY ABROAD CENTER:

Looking for a great opportunity to travel abroad at affordable prices while earning UNI credits?
Attend an informational meeting on Monday, Sept. 12, in Maucker Union's University Room North at 3 p.m. Application deadline for Spring 2006 is Oct. 1. For more information, contact study-abroad@uni.edu, call 3-7078, or visit 59 Baker Hall and online at http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad

 

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION ORIENTATION MEETING:

A Co-op/Internship Orientation meeting will take place 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in CBB, Room 109. Students can learn the value of internships, how to become involved in the Co-op Program, and how to benefit from Career Services.

 

 


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