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Thursday, September 29, 2005

NEWS

CAMPUS CONVERSATION TASK FORCE:

The Campus Conversation core task forces and sub-committees will convene for the first time in September and early October. Membership of each core committee has been kept relatively small. However, in order to bring everyone into the process, at some point during this fall semester each committee chair will seek input from all those who expressed an interest in a particular committee. Everyone is welcome to contact a committee chair at any time and share their ideas. Visit http://www.uni.edu/conversation/committees.shtml for a complete listing of core committee members and chairs.

 

PRESIDENT'S PICNIC PHOTOS:

Photos from the 2005 President's Picnic are online at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/picnic/

 
UNI IN THE NEWS:

The National Education Association cited UNI's Multicultural Initiative in Teaching Program as a successful effort in recruiting and retaining minority teachers.

http://www.stargazettenews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050928/NEWS01/509280328

 

UPS AND FEDEX UPDATES:

Due to the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, UPS and FedEx have suspended service to certain zip codes. Check the UPS Web site at http://www.ups.com/content/us/en/siteguide/index.html Check updates at the FedEx Web site at http://www.fedex.com/

 
PROJECT OFFICE REASSIGNED:

UNI’s ongoing 2+2 program for students who cannot come to campus has been reassigned to the University Provost’s office effective July 1, 2005. This move reflects the fact that UNI program offerings will be from various colleges. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/2+2 or call Kueter at 3-2203, Lang Hall 122.

 
LIFELONG UNIVERSITY:

UNI Marketing & Public Relations and UNI Events Coordination launched UNI's "Lifelong University," this fall. Lifelong University is a public service program for local citizens interested in taking non-credit courses. UNI offered five courses this fall and all courses are taught by UNI volunteer instructors. All courses are full, some with waiting lists. Faculty and staff interested in teaching a workshop or course in the spring should contact Stacey Christensen for further information, 3-3170 or stacey.christensen@uni.edu For more information about UNI's Lifelong University, visit http://www.uni.edu/llu

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

ARC OF CEDAR VALLEY BUDDY WALK:

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, Oct. 1, for the ARC of Cedar Valley Buddy Walk from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crossroads Center, Waterloo. Shifts are flexible. Help direct people and assist with incoming and outgoing traffic and overall event management. For more information, e-mail volunteer@uni.edu

BEST BUDDIES:

This one-on-one friendship program is seeking volunteers to build a friendship with a person who has special needs. One-year commitment, two outings per month, and weekly contact required. For more information e-mail volunteer@uni.edu

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

NATIONAL DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY:

The UNI Counseling Center is offering free, anonymous screenings for depression on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. They will take place at the Counseling Center, 103 Student Health Center, second floor. No appointment needed. All are welcome, whether experiencing symptoms or just wanting to learn more about depression. If you have any questions, call 3-2676. As deemed appropriate, faculty members may offer extra credit to students who attend.

 
WEBCT FACULTY WORKSHOPS:

ITS-Educational Technology is offering the WebCT 1 workshop on Nov. 4, WebCT 2 on Nov. 11, and WebCT 3 on Nov. 18, from 8:30 a.m. until noon, for faculty members who would like a refresher on how to use WebCT or for those that have never used WebCT before. WebCT allows faculty to create online courseware as a supplement to an existing face-to-face course or create a course that is completely online. For more details, visit http://webct.uni.edu/support/workshops.htm or call 3-2309.

 
ONLINE LEARNING AND TEACHING WORKSHOP:

Participants will experience the student point of view of online learning while learning about and discussing online teaching with colleagues during this two-week workshop hosted by ITS-Educational Technology. The workshop will be conducted entirely on the Web using WebCT with no face-to-face meetings. For more information visit: http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tlt/olt/default.htm

 

FAST TRAC:

The UNI Regional Business Center will offer Fast Trac®, a national training program for new and existing entrepreneurs, beginning Saturday, Oct 1. This eight-week comprehensive course will allow participants to create a business plan while connecting into the entrepreneurial network available within the Cedar Valley. The classes are Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the UNI RBC, 212 E. Fourth 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.

 

SMALL BUSINESS BOOKKEEPING:

Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in CBB 3. Advanced registration is required by calling 3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu. This event is free and open to UNI students, faculty and staff only. For more information visit: http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm

 

CO-REC SOCCER OPEN TOURNAMENT:

11-on-11 open co-rec soccer tournament for students, faculty and staff.
Entry forms are available at the WRC 101 during the week of Oct. 3. Entry Fee is $20 with a two-game guarantee. Team entry is due by 5:30 p.m., Oct. 5 in WRC Room 101. Limited to the first 12 teams to register. Games will be played on Sunday, Oct. 9, West-campus fields, starting at 1 p.m.

 
MINI PIZZAS AT PREXY'S:

Create your own individual pizza at Avanti. Bakes in just 5 minutes. Available every day after 2 p.m.

 

MEETINGS

UNI/COMMUNITY SPANISH SPEAKERS:

The UNI/Community Spanish Speakers will meet every Friday this semester from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Vibe Coffeehouse (above Bought Again Books on 23rd Street, Cedar Falls). This is an informal gathering to speak Spanish. Come whenever your schedule permits. All are welcome.

 

SCANDINAVIAN DANCE LESSONS:

UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers and the Cedar Valley Sons of Norway are co-sponsoring free Scandinavian dance lessons the first and third Mondays of each month. All are welcome. No experience necesssary. Next meeting: Monday, Oct. 3, 7 to 9 p.m. in Maucker Old Central Ballroom.

PERFORMING ARTS

GUEST RECITAL:

Ruthanne Schempf will perform with Denver Dill and Martin Tyce on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m. in the GBPAC, Davis Hall. They will perform a variety of classical works with a mixture of solo, duet and trio pieces from Bach to Copland.

 

UNI JAZZ COMBOS:

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, UNI Jazz Combos will perform at 8 p.m. in Russell Hall Auditorium. One of the combos will be an ensemble of guitars, a bassist and drums dubbed the "wire choir."

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Anne Feeney from Pittsburgh, Pa., will perform on Monday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the Communication Arts Center. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

KUNI LIVE FORM STUDIO ONE:

Tom Brosseau, a North Dakota native, will perform on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the Communication Arts Center. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 
WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY:

On Saturday, Oct. 8, The W-CF Symphony will be joined by UNI School of Music faculty members Sean Botkin and Genadi Zagor on Mozart's rarely heard double piano concerto. The 7:30 p.m. concert at the GBPAC also will feature works by Bartok and Wagner. Tickets at 3-SHOW or visit: http://wcfsymphony.org

 

EVENTS

LEARN ABOUT NEPAL AND HIMALAYAS:

Join UNI Outdoors as they take you to the heart of the Mt. Everest region. Learn about Nepal, its culture, the people and the Gokyo Range onThursday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. in WRC 174.

 
THURSDAZE SEPT. 29 MOVIE NIGHT:

This week's show is the blockbuster "Batman Begins." Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Refreshments and snacks provided. For more information, call 3-2683.

 
EARTH SCIENCE TALK:

Larry Smith, a consulting geophysicist from Anchorage, Alaska, will present "The Role of Reflection Seismology in Petroleum Exploration of Interior Basins of Alaska" on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 4 p.m., Latham Hall Room 125. Open to all.

 
PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Thursday, Sept. 29, Pack the Park Night - women's soccer vs. Iowa, 6 p.m. at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex. Admission is free.

Saturday, Oct. 1, women's swimming intersquad meet at 8 a.m. in the WRC.

Friday, Sept. 30, through Sunday, Oct. 1, women's tennis @ MVC Individual Championships at Springfield, Mo.

 

NATIONAL SOLAR TOUR:

The American Solar Energy Society's 10th Annual National Solar Tour will take place at the CEEE from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 1. Tour takers will see Iowa's first "green" building and the new 900-watt photovoltaic installation. Admission is free. For more information, contact Renae Assmann at 3-3850 or e-mail ceee-pr@uni.edu

 

CATHOLIC STUDENT ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES:

The St. Stephen Social Justice Committee is sponsoring the following events at St. Stephen:

Sunday, Oct. 2, - Respect Life Sunday will be celebrated at both the 10:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. liturgies

Monday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. - Stories of Peace and Justice w/ Gail Froyen in the St. Stephen Chapel

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 9 p.m. - Taize Prayer in the St. Stephen Chapel

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 9 p.m. - Prime Time Mass

Thursday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. - School of the Americas speaker at Mt. Mercy College. A group will car pool from St. Stephen at 6 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m.- The movie "Mission" will be shown in the St. Stephen lounge with a discussion to follow.

 

CROW FORUM :

Monday, Oct. 3, Christopher Mullins, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, will present "Negotiating the Streets: Women, Power and Resistance in Street-life Social Networks" in Maucker Union, South Room, at noon. The Graduate Program in Women's Studies sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. The informal presentation and discussion is open to all.

 

YULIA GUSAROVA LECTURE:

Yulia Gusarova, associate art professor at Herzen University, St. Petersburg, Russia will present "Savinov: Family of Artists" in the Department of Art, Room 111, on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m.

 
LAST 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. Jerry Soneson, associate professor of philosophy and religion, will present "A Life Worth Living: The Enduring Value of a Good Education" Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Seerley Hall, Great Reading Room. Beverages and snacks provided. For more information, call 3-2683.

 

HUMAN RIGHTS LECTURE:

A presentation on "African Indigenous Women Defending Human Rights," will take place Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2:30 p.m., Maucker Union Expansion. Presenting are African Indigenous women whose daily lives and political work reflect a community-based and human-rights centered approach to ensuring environmental sustainability, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, and confronting the debt burden facing countries in the Global South.

 

RICHARD DE PUMA LECTURE:

Richard de Puma will present "Painted Mummy Portraits of Roman Egypt," on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Kamerick Art Building (KAB), Room 111. The lecture is an exploration of the encaustic and tempera portrait panels and shrouds used to encase mummies in Roman Egypt during the second and third centuries, CE.

 
LIBRARY BOOK SALE:

On Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., UNI will host a used book sale at the Rod Library on campus. Items for sale include both fiction and non-fiction books (hardcover & paperback), LPs, videos and magazines. These items have been removed from the Library’s collection and include both adult and children’s titles. Call Barb at 3-2781 for more information about the books. Payment must be made in cash (good check) on site before removal. Parking will be available in the “A” lot west of Gilchrist Hall or the “A” lot on W. 23rd Street by Lang Hall.

Call Vince at 3-3527 with questions.

 

IOWA ARCHEOLOGICAL SPEAKER:

Dr. John Doershuk will summarize the history of collections from the Gillett Grove Site (13CY2), a large Oneota village in Clay County, Iowa, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 10, at the University Museum. Artifacts from the site will be available for inspection.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

ATTENTION EDUCATION STUDENTS:

Are you interested in spending spring break and the week after break team-teaching young children and learning about the culture in St. Petersburg, Russia? Apply for the UNI-Herzen University Early Literacy Collaboration. Applicants must have completed 230:115, Methods of Teaching Early Literacy, by December 2005, must have had experiences with young children ages 4 through 7, and must be enrolled at UNI during the 2006 Spring semester. Informational meetings will take place Monday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. in SEC 146 and Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. in SEC 146. If you are unable to attend one of the meetings, call 3-2167 for details.

 
TALES FROM NEW ZEALAND:

Experience a new culture while enhancing your resume with a speech pathology internship. Attend an informational meeting at noon on Friday, Oct. 7, in Price Lab School, Room 106. For more information, contact study-abroad@uni.edu, or call 3-7078 or visit Baker 59.

 
STUDY ABROAD IN ARICA, CHILE:

The city of everlasting spring Arica, Chile, encourages you to take this opportunity to enjoy its wonderful culture and variety of landscapes, all while earning UNI credit. Attend an informational meeting on Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. in Maucker Union, University Room North.

 

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