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Thursday, October 20, 2005

NEWS

GILCHRIST HALL UPDATE:

Gilchrist Hall is closed until cleaning can be completed. The target date for most employees to return to their offices in Gilchrist is Nov. 1. Soot from the fire traveled to every room in the building. As a result, all ductwork and surfaces have to be cleaned and all ceiling tiles have to be replaced. And all equipment, including computers, has to be evaluated. In general, all the offices that make up the Follon Student Services Center have relocated to Maucker Union. Administration and Finance offices are scattered around campus. A list of temporary offices and phone numbers will be posted at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/gilchrist.shtml This page is the official site for Gilchrist Hall updates and includes a list of FAQ's. Please send students, faculty, staff and parents to that site for updates. If you have unanswered questions, please send them to james.oconnor@uni.edu or call 3-6728.

 

INTERNAL SEARCH FOR DEPARTMENT HEAD:

UNI invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology. The candidate must be a tenured member of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology and possess a distinguished record of teaching, research and service. This appointment begins Aug. of 2006. Applications received by Nov. 4 will be given full consideration. Submit a letter of application, which includes a statement that describes your philosophy on academic leadership, and a curriculum vita to Kristin Mack, head search committee chair, Baker 356 – 0513. For more information, call 3-7630 or e-mail kristin.mack@uni.edu UNI is an equal opportunity employer with a comprehensive plan for affirmative action.

 
CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN ON CAMPUS:

Your contribution to the United Way will support programs to help children and youth succeed, promote self-sufficiency and reduce poverty here in the Cedar Valley. This year's university campaign runs from Oct. 24 through Nov. 11. Watch for your donation packet. For more information, visit http://www.cedarvalleyunitedway.org/

 

NO MEMFIS MEETING:

The MEMFIS Users Group (MUG) will not meet this week as previously scheduled. The fire in Gilchrist Hall has required staff to temporarily relocate and delayed some activities. It is our intention to share information about the Oracle upgrade at the November MUG meeting scheduled for Nov. 17 at 1:30 p.m., location to be determined. Mark your calendar now for this important meeting. Call 3-7432 if you have questions.

 
WELL WATER STUDY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED:

The UNI Safe Well Water Study is seeking participants to help determine the effects on human health of nitrates in well water. Ten additional participants are needed by the end of October. If you are a well owner in Black Hawk County and would like to participate, contact Catherine Zeman at 3-7090 or catherine.zeman@uni.edu

 

PURPLE PRIDE PHOTO GALLERY:

http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/ppd/gallery/index.shtml

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

CONVERSATION PARTNERS NEEDED:

The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) teaches English to international students at UNI. The CIEP matches each student with a volunteer UNI student, faculty or staff member. The conversation partners meet one hour per week and speak English, allowing the CIEP students to improve their English and expand their understanding of American culture. UNI volunteers benefit by meeting international students and developing greater cultural awareness. Sign up to be a Conversation Partner at http://fp.uni.edu/ciep/conversation_partners.htm or visit our office at Baker Room 72.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

TALKING ABOUT TEACHING:

"Talking about Teaching" is a group of faculty who meet every other week to discuss their practice of teaching. If you are interested in joining us, check the scheduled readings and meetings at: http://www.cns.uni.edu/~east/ttl.html

 
CME FACILITY RESERVATIONS:

Online reservation of the facilities at the Center for Multicultural Education is now available. For details on room capacity, features, equipment and pictures, visit: http://fp.uni.edu/cme/reservations.htm

 
CME STUDENT CARE PACKAGES:

The Center for Multicultural Education is continuing the tradition of providing care packages to all UNI students. Every semester, all parents are invited to purchase packages to encourage their students through finals week. For more information, contact Lydia Roberts at Lydia.Roberts@uni.edu

 

WEBCT FACULTY WORKSHOPS:

ITS-Educational Technology is offering our WebCT 1 workshop on Nov. 4, WebCT 2 on Nov. 11, and WebCT 3 on Nov. 18, from 8:30 a.m. until noon. These Friday workshops are for faculty members who would like a refresher on how to use WebCT or for those who 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.

 

FLU SHOT CLINIC CORRECTION:

Due to the Student Health Center Grand Opening/Open House on Friday, Oct. 28, flu shots will be given from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Student Health Center. Other flu shot clinics are as follows:

Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., WRC Courts 5 & 6;

Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 7 to 8:30 a.m., WRC Main Corridor;

Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m., Maucker Union and

Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Student Health Clinic. The cost is $20.

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:

On Friday, Oct. 21, Spotlight Series will present the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, directed by Rebecca Burkhardt. Admission is free to UNI students with UCard, public $7, senior citizen and non-UNI students $5. Concert will be in GBPAC Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 3-7469.

 

IMPROV COMEDY EXTRAVAGANZA:

The UNI Half-Masted 3.2 Improv Troupe will present "Laugh In!" Thursday, Oct. 20, through Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m., with a "family friendly" show on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. All performances will take place in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang Hall Room 040. Admission is free. Seating is first come, first-served. Reservations recommended and available at 3-6805.

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Greg Klyma, a singer-songwriter whose music is folk with a back beat,will perform Monday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m., in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

 

EVENTS

THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT:

This week's Thursdaze movie night features the blockbuster "War of the Worlds," featuring Tom Cruise, Thursday, Oct. 20. Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m., in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free snacks and beverages. For more information, call 3-2683.

 

MOZART OPERA LECTURE:

Guest lecturer, John A. Rice, will present his research and scholarship on Mozart opera, at 3 p.m., Friday, Oct.21, in RSL Room 118. Admission free.

 
PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Friday, Oct. 21, women's soccer vs. Evansville at 6 p.m., at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex.

Sunday, Oct. 23, women's soccer vs. Illinois State at 1 p.m., at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex. Senior Day.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES:

Thomas Hockey, Department of Earth Science, will speak on "What's the Big Deal with Einstein, Anyway?" Monday, Oct. 24, at 4 p.m., in LAT Room 125. All are invited.

 

INTRAMURAL 6-ON-6 VOLLEYBALL/ CO-REC TOURNAMENT:

League play begins Tuesday, Nov. 1. Men's/women's/co-rec (A & B leagues). The open co-rec tournament will be Saturday, Nov. 2, at 1:15 p.m. There is a $20 entry fee for the tournament only. Open to students, faculty and staff. Registration is Monday, Oct. 24, and Tuesday, Oct. 25, in WRC Room 101. There will be a mandatory managers meeting (to receive registration form and additional info) Thursday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m., in SEC 247. Make-up manager meetings will be Oct. 24 or 25, at 3:15 p.m., WRC Room 150.

 
HISPANIC HERITAGE FIESTA:

Attend a free, authentic Mexican dinner with live mariachi music at the Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the CME. For more information visit: http://fp.uni.edu/cme/hh_month.htm

 

NORDICFEST PRE-SHOW:

Plan to attend a special pre-show Nordicfest in the Gallagher-Bluedorn lobby at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27. An authentic Nordic dinner will be available for $8.50 per person. Pre-show meals can be ordered by calling 3-SHOW. There will be Nordic entertainment beginning at 6:45 p.m. Then stay for a performance by Camerata Nordica, one of Sweden’s leading chamber orchestras. Camerata Nordica will offer a free, open rehearsal in the Great Hall of the GBPAC, beginning at 6 p.m. For tickets to the performance, call 3-SHOW.

 
BARTLETT MANOR HAUNTED HOUSE:

The Bartlett Hall Senate presents the fourth annual Bartlett Hall Haunted House, "Bartlett Manor," from 7 to 11:30 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29. Admission is $2 per person. Located in the abandoned fourth floor of UNI's favorite haunted building. This year crawling will be required of those who dare to enter. Not suitable for small children or the very faint of heart.

 
FUN WITH BATS:

The University Museum invites all to bring the family for fun with bats from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 29. There will be a presentation, at 10:30 a.m., by Jim Demastes, UNI biology department. Cost is $5 per family.

 

SCHOOL LIFE IN THE 1920S:

On Saturday, Oct. 29, the Marshall Center School will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A costumed interpreter will offer information and tours of the authentically restored school located at 23rd and Minnesota Streets. Free of charge.

 

ETHICS CONFERENCE ON HEALTH DISPARITIES:

UNI, Allen, Covenant, and Sartori are sponsoring the Northeast Iowa Medical Ethics Conference Wednesday, Nov. 2, from noon to 5 p.m. The general topic is health disparities. For more information or to register, log onto http://www.allencollege.edu You can also e-mail Francis Degnin at degnin@uni.edu

 

PANTHER PAL'S BASKETBALL CAMP:

The UNI Men's Basketball team invites boys and girls, grades first through six, to be a part of the annual Panther Pal's program. This includes a three-hour camp Nov. 4, in the UNI-Dome, with all UNI players and coaches. Participants receive a t-shirt, Panther basketball, autograph session with the players/coaches, Subway party, free admission to all UNI home Men's Basketball games and a half-time performance at the Nov. 27, UNI vs Upper Iowa game in the UNI-Dome. The cost of this camp is $40. For more information, contact Tyler Struck at 3-7609 or e-mail tystruck@uni.edu Information also available at http://www.unipanthers.com/camp

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

WASHINGTON, D.C. INTERNSHIPS MEETING LOCATION CHANGE:

Opportunities for all majors with many scholarships available. More than 33,000 students have interned with The Washington Center. A representative will be on campus in State College Room, Maucker Union, Thursday, Oct. 20, from 10 to 10:50 a.m., and from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m., and in CBB 225, from 7 to 7:50 p.m. Contact is Al Stamberg at 3-6398.

 
 

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