University of Northern Iowa
UNI Online
-

Categories:

News

Employee Resources

Meetings

Performing Arts

Events

Tell Your Students

 
 
UNI Online is a compilation of notices distributed to faculty and staff. The deadline for submission is noon, the day before publication. UNI Online is distributed on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Submitted items must be sponsored by a UNI department, program or organization. No commercial or personal announcements are allowed. Announcements must have news, not opinion content. Submit items to: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

NEWS

MAUCKER MEMORIAL:

UNI will honor former UNI President J.W. "Bill" Maucker, with a special memorial event at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, in Maucker Union's Old Central Ballroom. The event is open to the public. Maucker, who died in July, at age 92, spent two decades at UNI's helm receiving among his numerous honors, the Alexander Meiklejohn Award for Academic Freedom. The University Union opened in 1969, and was named the J.W. Maucker University Union in his honor, in 1974.

 

BOR TO MEET AT UNI:

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet on the UNI campus Wednesday and Thursday this week. The agenda is available at http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Meetings/Agendas/agenda.html

 

MAIL ANNOUNCEMENT:

Effective immediately, the Postal Service is not accepting any Standard Mail (letters and flats) or Periodicals Mail- from any source addressed for delivery within the following three-digit ZIP Code ranges: Mississippi - 369, 393, 394, 395, 396; Louisiana - 700, 701, 704. Service updates are at http://www.usps.com, click on Service Updates, Hurricane Katrina. First Class Mail will continue, however delays will occur.

 
NEW OFFICE OF ENROLLMENT SERVICES:

According to Roland Carrillo, executive director of enrollment services, the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid Office have been combined, Sept. 1, and are now known as the Office of Enrollment Services. This merger is intended to provide better services to prospective and current students. The physical location of the two offices and telephone numbers will remain the same.

 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:

ASPIRE THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAM:

The program provides benefits to individuals with disabilities through animal-assisted activities and outreach programs. Classes began Sept. 7 at the National Cattle Congress Grounds in Waterloo. Volunteers are needed as leaders and sidewalkers. Fall classes take place Mondays: 4 to 7p.m.; Wednesdays: 5 to 7p.m.; Thursdays: 5 to 7p.m. For more information e-mail volunteer@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

SPONSORED PROGRAMS:

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.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

SEPTEMBER IS CHOLESTEROL EDUCATION MONTH:

Visit the WRC booth at Prexy's on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 13 and 14, during lunch, to get information about cholesterol and a heart-healthy diet. Booth brought to you by the health education staff at the WRC.

 
CAMPUS SUPPLY:

Campus Supply has distributed the 2006 Calendar list. It is time to place your order. If you did not get one, please call 3-2451.

 
UNIVERSITY REFERRAL RESOURCE GUIDE:

The 2005-06 University Referral Resource Guide, coordinated by Academic Advising & Career Services, is now available online at http://www.uni.edu/acs. The University Referral Resource Guide facilitates professional contacts with departments and university staff as well as help with appropriate referrals for students.

 

CHAT'S SPECIALS:

Chat's is featuring fruit flavored phosphate drinks for only $1.39. Prexy's specials include a grilled portabella mushroom sandwich at Flares and new fresh varieties of mushrooms at Wasabi.

 
UNLIKELY PARTNERS PROGRAM:

This program is designed to facilitate personal interaction between individuals who ordinarily may not interact. The purpose is to nurture cross-cultural awareness, understanding and connection. Join us at the Unlikely Partners kick-off on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m., in the CME (Upper Level of Maucker Union). There are a limited number of spaces so register early at http://www.uni.edu/maucker. Click on the Unlikely Partners link.

 
WORDS OF WELLNESS NEWSLETTER:

The September UNI employee wellness newsletter is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/. To receive a hard copy of newsletters and fitness program brochures, e-mail kathy.green@uni.edu.

 
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

 

Vacancies at the P&S level include academic advisor/UMBS. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 
 

MEETINGS

AMERICAN HUMANICS:

American Humanics will hold its bi-weekly meeting Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 8 p.m., with a large group meeting at 9 p.m., in WRC 204. Learn more about getting involved with area non-profit organizations.

 
 

PERFORMING ARTS

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 an age of diverse sexualities and artificial insemination. 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.

 

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

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Singer-songwriter Dave Potts will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19, in KUNI's third-floor studio in the CAC. Dave was a finalist at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Contest in both 2003 and 2004, as well as being named a finalist at the Telluride Troubadour contest in 2003, and the South Florida Folk Festival in 2004. Tickets are $3, children under 12 are free.

 

WILLY WONKA AT THE GBPAC:

The Kennedy Center IMAGINATION CELEBRATION® On Tour Presents Willy Wonka at the Gallagher-Bluedorn on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka is a scrumptious musical theater treat for the entire family. A magician, chocolate making and kids’ crafts will fill the lobby, beginning at 6 p.m. Register your child(ren) for the kids’ craft corner by calling the ticket office. A buck a kid. UNI students receive 50 percent off adult ticket prices. Order tickets by calling 3-SHOW or visiting http://www.gbpac.com

 

LARRY THE CABLE GUY:

Larry the Cable Guy will perform live at the UNI-Dome on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the UNI-Dome NW Box Office, any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 319-363-1888 or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com.

 

 

EVENTS

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

 
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.

 
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.

 
DISCUSSION AFTER FRIEDMAN LECTURE:

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, the American Democracy Project Committee will sponsor an informal discussion of the ideas presented in Dr. Thomas Friedman's lecture, immediately following the lecture, in Room 30 of the GBPAC. Light refreshments will be provided. All students, staff, and community members who attend the forum are invited to participate.

 
INGMAR BERGMAN FILM SERIES:

Four great films by acclaimed director, Ingmar Bergman, are showing Thursday evenings in September. The series continues Sept. 15 with "The Seventh Seal." Showtimes are 5:30 p.m., in LANG 008. Admission is free.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT:

This week's Thursdaze Movie Feature is "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 and 9:30 p.m., in Maucker Union Ballroom. Free snacks and beverages provided. Sponsored by Campus Activities Board (CAB). For more information, call 3-2683.

 

CATHOLIC STUDENT ASSOCIATION:

Please join us Thursday, Sept. 15, at 9 p.m., in a prayer vigil for those whose lives were touched by Hurricane Katrina, at St. Stephen Student Center, next to University Book and Supply; parking available behind the church. Everyone's prayers are needed.

 
ALEXSEI BOYKO LECTURES:

Alexsei Boyko, Chair of Art Education and Museum Pedagogy at the Russian State Pedagogical University-Herzen in St. Petersburg, Russia, will present two lectures this month in the Art Auditorium in Kamerick Art Building. On Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m., Dr. Boyko will offer a lecture titled "Russian Icons," and on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m., he will lecture on "A Virtual Tour of the Russian Museum." Both are free and open to the public.

 
FRIEDMAN COMMUNITY FORUM:

A Community Forum to discuss the implications of three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman's ideas from his latest book, "The World Is Flat," will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in the AEA 267 Building, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, in Cedar Falls. Co-sponsored by UNI's American Democracy Project and the League of Women Voters, key speakers will present the main ideas from his book. Small group discussions will follow on globalization and flattening in economics, education, health care, marketing and employment.

 

2005 UNI POWWOW:

The UNI Native American Student Union (NASU) will host the third Annual UNI Powwow on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 and 17, in the West Gym. This event aims to promote Native American Culture by showing traditional dances, songs, arts, food, and drums of different Native American tribes.The Grand Entry is Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact NASU at 273-3858 or visit http://www.rrttc.uni.edu

 
LELAND WILSON CHEMISTRY LECTURE:

Dr. Charles D. Huss, an emergency department physician and avid mountain climber, will speak on "Man at Extreme Altitude: A Physician's Observations on Mt. Everest," at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, in McCollum Science Hall 201. Before the lecture, at 7:45 p.m., ChemWall, the recently installed interactive periodic table in the MSH addition, will be dedicated. The talk is open to the public and free of charge.

 
UNI ENTREPRNEURSHIP DAY:

Sept. 23, from 9 to 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

 

MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE:

"Commercializing Creative Endeavors," will take place Friday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Center for Multicultural Education. For more information, contact Bill Witt, 3-3178, bill.witt@uni.edu.

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

UNI CAREER FAIR:

Monday, Sept. 19, 2 to 6 p.m., UNI-Dome. Some 150 employers, graduate and professional schools will visit with students and alumni about jobs, internships and continuing education. More than 20 employers will sign up students to interview on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Check out the organizations participating and the majors they're seeking: http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/events/careerfair/fall05.html

 
STUDY ABROAD APPLICATION DEADLINE:

The Office of International Programs encourages all students, who want to study abroad during the Spring semester of 2006 to apply for the program by Oct. 1. For more information, please, contact study-abroad@uni.edu, call us at 273-7078, or visit us in 59 Baker Hall or on-line at http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad.

 
EMPLOYER PANEL DISCUSSION – "THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERNSHIPS":

An employer panel discussion on "The Importance of Internships" will take place Monday, Sept. 19, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the John Deere Auditorium (CBB 109). Panel members represent Pella Corporation, The Washington Center, Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, and Target Corporation’s Executive Team Leaders program.

 

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION ORIENTATION MEETING:

A Co-op/Internship Orientation meeting will take place 4 to 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.

 

 


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
 
To submit an item to UNI Online:

 

Can't link to the items listed? Have a question? Visit our FAQ site:

 

UNI Online Archive

 

UNI Online Editor

 

The University of Northern Iowa offers a world-class university education, providing personalized experiences and creating a lifetime of opportunities.