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Thursday, October 6, 2005

NEWS

THUNDERBIRD ENHANCING E-MAIL USAGE:

Use the Thunderbird e-mail client (most faculty and staff use it) on your computer at work, on your laptop, and at home. Thunderbird provides consistently superior performance to Mailman and has more options and features. Reserve Mailman use to those times when you are traveling and only have a Web browser available to check your e-mail. To download and install Thunderbird, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/document/unimail/mozilla

 
LEAF RAKING:

The men of Pi Kappa Alpha will, once again, rake leaves this fall. They are accepting appointments (first come, first-served) for the weekend of Oct. 22-23. Prices vary depending on yard size. For more information, or to make an appointment, e-mail tzpikes@tzpikes.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 Roger Kueter at 3-2203, Lang Hall 122.

 
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:

PLEDGE DRIVE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

KUNI's fall on-air pledge drive runs Saturday, Oct. 15, through Monday, Oct. 24, and volunteers are needed. Hours range from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Volunteers will be asked to answer incoming pledge calls, record the pledge and premium information and answer some basic questions. The station is located on the 3rd floor of the CAC. Contact Angela Vezdos at 3-6336 or angela.vezdos@uni.edu to sign up.

 

HELP WITH CEMETERY WALK:

The Grout Museum District will host its annual Cemetery Walk on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29. Volunteers are needed to light luminaries and keep them lit, guide patrons, distribute programs, serve cider and cookies, and clean-up. Volunteer for one or both nights, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, e-mail volunteer@uni.edu

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

TEACHING WORKSHOP:

A workshop titled "Exploring Points of View Through Drama: Walking in Another’s Shoes" will take place Monday, Nov. 7, from 4:30 to 7:45 p.m., at AEA 267 in Cedar Falls. Teachers will learn creative drama strategies to help students analyze characters and situations. The practice text will be the play "The Diary of Anne Frank" by Goodrich and Hackett. To register, call 3-3679 or amy.hunzelman@uni.edu

 
PARADE OF HOMECOMINGS:

Experience Homecoming from its beginning in 1920 through the Rod Library Special Collections' Web page. http://www.library.uni.edu/speccoll/homecominghome.html

 
HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

How to Write a Business Plan workshop will take place Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 3:30 to 5:30 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. Advance registration required; katherine.cota@uni.edu or 3-7350.

 

PRINTER CARTRIDGES FOR SALE:

Public Policy has the following HP printer cartridges for sale: C9700A black, C9701A cyan, C9702A yellow, and C9703 magenta. If you are interested in purchasing any of these cartridges, call Karen at 3-6028 by Friday, Oct. 14.

 
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

 

 

MEETINGS

UNI-AEOP MEETING:

Meeting will be held in the Presidential Room, Maucker Union at Noon on Tuesday, October 11. "Healthy Eating Habits for the Busy Person" and "Intuitive Eating" will be presented by Joan Thompson, WRC. Open to all university employees. Please visit http://www.uni.edu/aeop/

 

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 Tuesday, Oct. 11, and the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, November meeting.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

SPANISH GUITAR PROGRAM:

Petar Jankovic, an internationally acclaimed solo artist from the former 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.

 

LARRY THE CABLE GUY:

Larry the Cable Guy will take the stage after P.J Walsh in the UNI-Dome on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available. Please purchase tickets at the UNI-Dome NW Ticket Office, any Ticketmaster outlet, by phone at 319-363-1888 or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com

 
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.

 

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.

 

UNI CONCERT CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA:

Spotlight Series will present the UNI Concert Chorale with Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11, in GBPAC Great Hall. The choir and orchestra will present choral works by Brahms, Vaughan Williams, and Lauridsen . Admission for UNI students is free with Ucard, public $7, senior citizen $6, non-UNI student $5. For tickets call 3-7469.

 

EVENTS

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.

 

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.

 
BREAST CANCER DATE AUCTION:

The ladies of the Tau Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host a Date Auction for Breast Cancer on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m., in Lang Hall Auditorium.

 

IACAG FALL SPEAKER SERIES:

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Iowa Consortium for Applied Gerontology will host "Stop Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: Tough Love for People Caring for Other People," from noon to 1 p.m., in the College Eye Room of Maucker Union. Free and open to the public. Contact amy.unruh@uni.edu or call 3-7961 for more information.

 

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 for the club is $30. Printable brochures are available at http://www.unipanthers.com/camp If you have questions, contact Kim Davis at 3-3880 or kim.davis@uni.edu

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

EXPLORING MAJORS FAIR:

The Exploring Majors Fair will take place Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Faculty, advising coordinators, and experienced staff from more than 40 academic departments and programs will be available in one location for students to find information on majors, minors, certificate programs, and career options.

 

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