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Thursday, September 15, 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 the Alexander Meiklejohn Award for Academic Freedom among his numerous honors. The University Union opened in 1969 and was re-named the J.W. Maucker University Union in his honor in 1974.

 

UNI ELECTRONIC CALENDAR:

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, ITS will perform its annual purge of the UNI electronic calendar (Oracle Calendar, formerly Steltor) of all entries older than two years. This will affect only those users of the central desktop calendar services. If you have entries that you want to keep in an electronic format, the Calendar client has a built-in export function on the File menu. Simply choose "Export" and select the appropriate format and date range for your past appointments and store them locally on your PC or server.

 

MATERIALS INNOVATION SERVICE:

RRTTC Materials Testing Service is now Materials Innovation Service (MIS). MIS assists businesses in developing products containing recycled content and with re-engineering manufacturing processes to reduce waste. MIS provides a link between UNI and industry in the development of recycled content alternatives to mainstream materials. Contact Jeff Rose, for more information at 3-7499, or jeff.rose@uni.edu

 

UNI'S WORLD EXPOSURE THROUGH THE YEARS:

Rod Library's Special Collections and University Archives contain a wealth of information. For instance, UNI exhibits have been showcased at World's Fairs dating back to 1884. The original Campanile clock mechanism was a result of contacts made by President Seerley at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876. For a look at the UNI community's experiences with World’s Fairs, see the Rod Library Special Collections "Meet You at the Fair—World's Fairs and UNI" at http://www.library.uni.edu/speccoll/world'sfairs.html.

 

BOR TO MEET AT UNI:

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, is meeting at UNI this week. The agenda is available at http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Meetings/Agendas/agenda.html

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

ESSENTIALS ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION:

Stop by Essentials in Maucker Union and help us celebrate our one-year anniversary Tuesday, Sept. 20, and Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 8 a.m to 10 p.m. FREE ice cream samples from Wells Blue Bunny, 50-cent bags of popcorn, discounted clothing, and drawings for prizes.

 
HISPANIC HERITAGE DISPLAY:

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

 
FAST TRAC:

The UNI Regional Business Center will offer Fast Trac®, a national training program for new and existing entrepreneurs, beginning Saturday, Sept. 24. This eight week comprehensive course will allow participants to create a business plan while connecting into the entrepreneurial network available within the Cedar Valley. Classes are on Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the UNI RBC, 212 E. 4th St., in downtown Waterloo. The fee is $199 per business and includes materials. Fast Trac® is open to UNI faculty and staff. To register, call 236-8123 or visit http://www.unirbc.org. Students interested in entrepreneurship should contact the UNI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at 3-7350.

 
MEMFIS USERS GROUP MEETING:

The MEMFIS Users Group (MUG) will meet Thursday, Sept. 15, in SEC 244 - 245 at 1:30 p.m. to discuss student employment, setting preferences for requisitions, primary and secondary assignments, updates on PAF processing and other MEMFIS-related issues. Anyone is welcome to attend.

 

CO-REC FFB OPEN TOURNAMENT:

New open Men's and Co-Rec Flag Football Tournament: (open to students/faculty/staff) Registration is in the WRC Room 101 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27. For information you must attend a mandatory managers meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in SEC 247. Tournament play is Saturday, Oct. 1, at 9 a.m. IM fields (Rain date Saturday, Oct. 8) Make-up manager meetings are Sept. 26 and 27 at 3:15 p.m. in WRC Room 246. Contact Cindy Klatt at 3-7262 for more information. There is a $20 entry fee per team.

 

SCANDINAVIAN DANCE LESSONS:

The UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers and the Cedar Valley Sons of Norway will present a series of free Scandinavian dance lessons on the first and third Monday of each month. The first lesson is Monday, Sept. 19, 7 to 9 p.m., Maucker Expansion.

 

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 and helps with appropriate referrals for students.

 
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.

 
 
 

PERFORMING ARTS

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

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. 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. http://www.rrttc.uni.edu

 
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

 

LECTURE SERIES:

The "Last Lecture Series" showcases faculty on a lecture topic that is significant and intriguing to them, as if it were their last lecture. John Fritch, Department Head of Communications Studies will present "The Last Lecture I'll Ever Give: All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in College," Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Seerley Hall-Great Reading Room. Beverages and snacks provided. For more information, call 3-2683.

 

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.

 
GRADUATE FACULTY LUNCH:

Kenneth Atkinson, 2005-2006 Distinguished Scholar and associate professor of religion, will present a lecture on "Women in the Dead Sea Scrolls," Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room from noon to 1 p.m. This forum, which allows graduate faculty to gather and interact, is co-sponsored by the Graduate College and the Office of Sponsored Programs. Cookies and coffee will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

 
BECKER MEMORIAL LECTURE:

The 32nd annual Carl Becker Memorial Lecture will be presented by Joan Wallach Scott, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. in Sabin 102. A leading feminist historian, Scott is the Harold F. Linder Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. Her talk will be titled "Symptomatic Politics: Banning Islamic Head Scarves in French Public Schools." The lecture is free and open to the public. For further information contact wallace.hettle@uni.edu.

 

THE REAL MOZART:

Thursday, Sept. 22, Jason Weinberger, music director of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, will present a lecture on Mozart told through his personal letters in the GBPAC Davis Hall 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

 

ALLIANT ENERGY IOWA ELCTRATHON RACE:

The sixth race in the Alliant Energy Iowa Electrathon Championship Series, brought to you by Cedar Falls Utilities, takes place in the UNI parking lot south of the GBPAC on Saturday, Sept. 24. Admission is free. See electric cars designed, built and driven by high school and college students race in four one-hour heats starting at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 2:15 p.m. The electrathon promotes careers in science, technology and engineering. For more information, contact Pat Higby at patricia.higby@uni.edu.

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

ATHLETIC TRAINING OPEN HOUSE:

The Division of Athletic training will host an open house for all students interested in majoring in athletic training on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in WRC Room 252. There will be an overview of the program, application process, and the curricular plan. Additionally, prospective majors will be able to hear from students who are currently enrolled in the athletic training education program as well as receive a tour of the athletic training facilities. Refreshments will be served. If you plan to attend, RSVP to Stephanie Bradley at sbradley@uni.edu.

 

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, contact study-abroad@uni.edu, call 3-7078, or visit us in 59 Baker Hall or on-line at http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad.

 
 

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