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Tuesday, October 4, 2005

NEWS

CAMPUS VANDALISM:

The Office of the Vice President for Educational & Student Services/ Dean ofStudents Office wants the campus community to know that we are deeply dismayed and concerned about the vandalism that occured in the Price Lab and Towers CP parking lots on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 26 and 27. The cars were vandalized with writing that denounces women, gays and lesbians, and other members of our community. Our office and the UNI Police are working together to determine who is responsible and to hold them accountable for their actions. If you have information that may be helpful in apprehending the individual(s) responsible, please contact the UNI police at 273-2712 or the VP and Dean of Students Office at 3-2332.

 

MEET THE PRESIDENT:

P&S Council and Supervisory and Merit Personnel announce Steve Carignan(GBPAC), Sarah Miller (formally of DOR catering) and Barb Shepard (UHS, WRS) as the 2005 Regents Staff Excellence Award Winners. Recipients will be recognized at the Meet the Pres. event on Oct. 11 and the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, November meeting.

 
PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALK SAFETY:

Beginning this week, University Police Officers will begin monitoring selected crosswalks throughout campus and adjoining streets. Always use a marked crosswalk when one is available. These lines remind motorists to be on the watch for pedestrians.
* STOP at the curb, corner or parked car before you proceed across.
* Always look left, right and left again to make sure it is clear to begin crossing.
* If there is traffic, make eye contact with the driver(s) so they see you, understand your intentions and STOP before you start across.

 

SWIM TEAM T-SHIRT SALE:

The UNI Women's Swim team is selling T-shirts to help fund a trip to California in December. The shirts are purple with white lettering. The cost is $10 and sizes are small, medium, large, X-large and XX-large. Children's small, medium and large sizes are also available for $8. If you are interested, contact Stacey Simmer at 3-7946 or e-mail stacey.simmer@uni.edu

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

HELP WITH BASKETBALL GAME:

A Harlem Ambassadors Basketball Game will take place at Waterloo's Central Intermediate School on Sunday, Oct. 23. Volunteers are needed to sell/take tickets and to usher at the basketball game. Also, volunteers are needed to serve a meal and clean-up, following the event. E-mail volunteer@uni.edu for more information.

 

VOLUNTEER EDUCATION COORDINATOR INTERNSHIP:

The Northeast Iowa Food Bank and Kids Cafe are seeking an Education Coordinator for their after school feeding program that provides meals to youth under the age of 18. Mentoring, leadership, and character-building are also provided. Coordinator will plan and implement activities; 15 to 20 hours per week and one semester commitment are required and scheduling is flexible. For more information e-mail volunteer@uni.edu

 

PRESIDENT'S PICNIC PHOTOS:

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

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

How to Write a Business Plan workshop will take place Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 4 to 6 p.m., CBB 3. Learn the components of a business plan and what makes one effective. Free and open to UNI students, faculty, and staff only. Advanced registration required; katherine.cota@uni.edu or 3-7350.

 

CONFERENCE ON COMMERCIALIZING CREATIVE ENDEAVORS:

The Office of Sponsored Programs will host a conference, "Commercializing Creative Endeavors" on Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the CME. The conference will showcase UNI faculty and staff who have or who wish to disseminate the fruits of their scholarly work through a commercial venture. Lou Honary will deliver the keynote address, "Greasing the Skids: How Promising Research Can Lead to Innovation and Enterprise," at 9 a.m. Two panel discussions will help members of the UNI community learn about services available on campus. Twenty-four UNI projects will be exhibited during a buffet lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is free and begins at 8:30 a.m., Oct. 7, at the CME. For further information call 3-3217.

 
IRISH CEILI AND SCOTTISH DANCE LESSONS:

Learn Irish and Scottish dances on Sundays, Oct. 9 and 16, Nov. 6 and 13 and Dec. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m., Maucker Union Central Ballroom A. These lessons are free and open to all. http://www.uni.edu/dance/ceili.htm

 

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

 

LITTLE PANTHER VOLLEYBALL:

The UNI volleyball staff is inviting all boys/girls ages 5-12 to be a part of the Little Panther Volleyball Club. There will be two, two-hour clinics Oct. 30 and Nov. 20. Participants will receive a t-shirt and free admission to the Oct. 28, Nov. 5 and Nov. 19 home matches. The cost of the club is $30. Printable brochures are available at http://www.unipanthers.com/camp If you have any questions, contact Kim Davis at 3-3880 or kim.davis@uni.edu

 

 

MEETINGS

CAPOEIRA CLUB MEETING:

Come and visit the Capoeira club, WRC Room 176, Mondays through Thursdays, 8:30 to 10 p.m. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial arts/dance. The enslaved Africans and Afro-Brazilians used Capoeira to fight for their dignity, honor, pride and human rights. It continues to be a fight, but through a game form, where people come together to promote social justice, freedom and creativity. Come learn music, instruments and awesome moves.

 
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.

 

 

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."

 
WONDER OF THE WORLD:

Theatre UNI presents "Wonder of the World," a comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire of one woman's journey of self-discovery that leads her to Niagara Falls. Oct. 6 through 9, and Oct. 12 through 16, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $12. (UCard fee for UNI students) Call 3-6381 or visit http://www.theatreuni.com Note: You may get wet. Contains strong language.

 

KUNI LIVE FROM 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 CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Known for his humorous songwriting, local folk favorite Uncle Chuck will perform Monday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m., in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

SPANISH GUITAR PROGRAM:

Petar Jankovic, an internationally acclaimed solo artist from Yugoslavia, will perform Thursday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Jebe Hall. He will present a Spanish guitar program that has earned him acclaim throughout Europe and the Americas.

 
KUNI MEMBER NIGHT AT THE CELLAR:

On Thursday, Oct. 6, 8 p.m., Tom Brosseau, a North Dakota native, will perform at The Cellar, in downtown Waterloo. Local favorite Uncle Chuck Finch opens the evening. Admission is free for Friends of KUNI members; suggested donation for non-members.

 

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

 
KUNI PRESENTS THEE SHAMS AND HEALTHY WHITE BABY AT THE REVERB:

On Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 p.m. Thee Shams, from the north valleys of Cincinnati, will perform at the Reverb. Healthy White Baby will perform along with local favorite A is Jump, who will open the bill. Contact The Reverb at 277-4404 for tickets.

 

 

EVENTS

CATHOLIC STUDENT ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES:

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

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.

 

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 Auditorium, Room 111, KAB, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4.

 
IOWA ARCHAEOLOGICAL 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., Oct. 5, at the University Museum. Artifacts from the site will be available for inspection.

 
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.

 
THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT:

The comedy "Madagascar" will be shown Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free snacks and refreshments.

 

WOMEN ON FRIDAYS:

A panel of Women's Studies UNI graduate students will share their professional aims, experiences and also discuss "Why Pursue an M.A. in Women's Studies?" on Friday, Oct. 7, at noon in Baker Hall, Room 161. Bring your lunch, dessert will be provided.

 

SCIENCE EDUCATORS CONFERENCE:

The North Central-ASTE conference for science educators will take place Thursday, Oct. 6, with a poster session at Country Inn and Suites, followed by conference presentations on Friday, Oct. 7, in MSH from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 8, from 8 a.m. to noon.

 

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.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES:

Lynn Brant, department of earth science, will speak on "The Bogs of Maine" on Monday, Oct. 10, at 4 p.m. in LAT Room 125. All are invited.

 
TEACHER EDUCATION INDUCTION CONVOCATION:

The 30th Teacher Education Induction Convocation will take place Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 3:30 p.m. in GBPAC. The invitations to students eligible for induction have been mailed. Return your RSVP card as soon as possible. Family and friends of the inductees are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

UNI CAPOEIRA SPORT CLUB CONFERENCE:

UNI Capoeira sport club will host the 3rd International Capoeira Conference and Educational Workshops, Nov. 10 through Nov.13, with 15 visiting masters from Brazil teaching Capoeira workshops in the West Gym. If you have any questions, contact francesca@ywcabhc.org or call 319-290-5503.

 

HOURS

CME EXTENDED HOURS:

The CME has extended its hours and is now open until 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Center offers a luxurious study lounge with tables, leather couches and chairs, over 800 multicultural resources available for check-out, a fully equipped computer lab, and on-going cultural artifact exhibits. All are welcome. For more information visit: http://www.uni.edu/cme

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

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.

 

NORTHERN IOWA MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION:

Northern Iowa Management Association (NMA) is still accepting new members. NMA is a great way to meet business contacts, work on your resume, and enhance your business etiquette skills. The deadline for dues is Friday, Oct. 7. Sign up and pay dues in CBB Room 231 (management office). Dues are $15 per semester or $25 per year.

 
 

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