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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

NEWS

GILCHRIST HALL UPDATE:

The state fire marshal and the insurance adjusters for UNI's insurance carrier, Travelers Insurance Company, completed their initial walk through of Gilchrist, Lang and Baker Halls on Oct. 21. It appears the smoke and fire damage is more significant than the university originally anticipated, particularly in Gilchrist Hall. This will probably mean that the date for returning to Gilchrist Hall will have to be moved back from the initial target of Nov. 1. The insurance adjusters are continuing their evaluations. Decisions will be made as additional information becomes available.

 

UPDATE ON UNI FIRES:

UNI Police, in conjunction with Cedar Falls Police and the State Fire Marshal's office, continue to investigate the fires that took place on campus Oct. 16 and 17. If you have information that might pertain to these fires, please call 273-2712, or submit information to http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/pubsaf/crime_alert/index.shtml You may remain anonymous if you wish.

 

MAILMAN USE:

This fall has seen a dramatic increase in e-mail use that is adversely impacting system performance. Demand is greatest on Mondays and tails off during the week. Thunderbird users will notice that sending and deleting messages takes much longer than normal. When this occurs, minimize these windows and continue to work normally. Mailman users have experienced many Mondays where performance is intolerable. ITS has made several configuration modifications to the existing e-mail system with no noticeable improvements and will continue to investigate further modifications. We are investigating new solutions that will improve e-mail performance. In the meantime, users should schedule their e-mail use around peak loads.

 
BARTLETT HALL HAUNTED HOUSE CANCELLATION:

Due to serious safety concerns for participants and the risk of damage to the structure, the Bartlett Hall Haunted House has been cancelled. We apologize for the late notice and any inconvenience.

 
JASTORFF NAMED DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI RELATIONS:

Mark Jastorff has accepted the director of Alumni Relations position at UNI. Jastorff was director of University Relations and Alumni Affairs at Dickinson State University and worked in Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations at Lake Superior State University. He most recently was vice president for Student Life and University Relations at LSSU. Jastorff has given many presentations on alumni development for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Jastorff will begin work at UNI after Jan. 1, 2006. He and his wife, Kari, will move to the area this winter.

 
RING FOUND IN LIBRARY:

A ring was found on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Rod Library around 6 p.m. If you have questions, contact Wojciech Tremiszewski at tremiszw@uni.edu

 

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 August 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, 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.

 
PROPOSALS INVITED FOR ART CONFERENCE:

A call for proposals has been issued by the UNI Art Department for a 2006 conference called "CAMOUFLAGE: Art, Science and Popular Culture." This one-day event will be in the KAB Saturday, Apr. 22. Proposals are invited for 30-minute slide talks, panels, demonstrations, or other events on any and all aspects of camouflage (e.g., artistic, scientific, natural, military, psychological, magical, fashion, etc.). Please e-mail all proposals (include title and brief description) to conference organizer Roy R. Behrens at ballast@netins.net, with “Camouflage Conference” as the subject. Submissions deadline is Jan. 10.

 

FACULTY AWARDS DEADLINE:

Nominations for the 2006-2007 Distinguished Scholar Award are due in the Graduate College (122 Lang Hall) on Monday, Oct. 31. Also, faculty applications for 2006 summer fellowship awards are due in the Graduate College on Tuesday, Nov. 1. If you have any questions, visit http://www.grad.uni.edu or contact Sue Joslyn at 3-2748.

 
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 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/

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

SMOOTHING THE TENURE TRACK:

United Faculty/American Association of University Professors invites all probationary faculty to "Smoothing the Tenure Track: Tips for Pre-Tenure Faculty." The meeting and reception will occur Monday, Oct. 31, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Presidential Room (southeast corner, lower level).

 
FITNESS MANIA:

Check out different fitness classes, improve certain skills or develop new ones. The fee is $20 and includes lunch, free sweat towel and a guest speaker to motivate and inspire you toward fitness goals. Sessions are 30 minutes. Class schedule is available at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis/fitnessmania.html

 
MANAGING MONEY CLASSES:

UNI's Opportunity Works, in conjunction with the Waterloo YWCA, is offering C.A.S.H. courses that teach ways to manage money, build assets and avoid debt. Classes are free at the YWCA every Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the following order: Money Management, Credit Issues, ID Theft and Housing Issues. Register through the YWCA at 234-7589 or online at http://www.opportunityworksiowa.org

 

ONLINE LEARNING AND TEACHING FACULTY 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

 
 

PERFORMING ARTS

UNI JAZZ BAND ONE:

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, the UNI Spotlight Series presents UNI Jazz Band One performing music by legendary jazz greats and new compositions in the GBPAC Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 3-7469. Admission is free with UCard, $7 public, $6 senior citizen and $5 for non-UNI students.

 

FACULTY PERFORMANCE:

Faculty members Jeffrey Funderburk and Robin Guy will present a program of classical repertoire Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the GBPAC Davis Hall at 8 p.m. Admission is free.

 

OFF-HUDSON READING:

Guest playwright Lisa D’Amour will direct her own work, "Three Mutants: Plays About Girls," a collection of three poetic plays that examine beauty, bravery, and girl-ness with horrific and hilarious intensity. The reading will be followed by a discussion with the director. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., CAC Room 108. Admission is free.

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Eacret & Ledeboer will perform Monday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in CAC. This duo shares stories about family life, relationships, politics and love. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

EVENTS

AUTUMN-MATIC WELLNESS FAIR:

Businesses and organizations will offer health and wellness information Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the WRC on courts 5 and 6. Agencies as well as various screenings and flu shots also will be available. Drawings for door prizes. Personal-wellness students earn extra credit for attendance. For more information, contact Deedra Billings at 3-7162 or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/check/AutumnFair/Autmn-Fair2005.html

 

STUDY ABROAD PRESENTATION:

Ashley Hinz, a participant in the 2005 summer Humanities and Fine Arts study abroad program in St. Petersburg Russia, will present Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m. at the University Honors Cottage. Ashley will share information about the program and her experiences. A representative from the Study Abroad Office will be available to answer any questions.

 

DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION:

Visit the "Day of the Dead" altar now through Oct. 28, and view a documentary on this tradition. The video will play from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., every half-hour, in the lobby of the CME. For more information visit: http://fp.uni.edu/cme/hh_month.htm

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT:

This week's Thursdaze movie night features the blockbuster comedy "Wedding Crashers" featuring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free snacks and beverages provided. For more information, call 3-2683.

 

SIGMA XI TALK:

John Staver, director of the Center for Science Education at Kansas State University, will present "Intelligent Design vs. Evolution: It's Time to Saddle Up and Draw a Hard Line," Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., in SEC Rooms 244/245. The lecture will provide information on the rhetoric, strategies and foundations of intelligent design. Free and open to the public.

 

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. Nordic entertainment will begin 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.

 
PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Friday, Oct. 28, women's volleyball vs. Bradley at 7 p.m. in the West Gym.
Saturday, Oct. 29, football vs. Youngstown State at 3:07 p.m. in the UNI-Dome.

Saturday, Oct. 29, wrestle-offs in the West Gym at 1:30 p.m.

 

KAPPA DELTA PI T-SHIRT SALE:

T-shirts, sweatshirts, scrubs, and other items/gifts will be available from Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society at its Family Weekend sale in the SEC lobby Saturday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 
CHEMISTRY MAGIC SHOWS AT FAMILY WEEKEND:

The UNI student affiliates of the American Chemical Society will present chemistry magic shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in MSH, Room 201. Visitors also can explore ChemWall, the Chemistry Department's unique interactive periodic table.

 

MASQUERADE BALL AND TANGO LESSONS:

The UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers and the Cedar Valley Dance Club are sponsoring a free masquerade ball and tango lesson on Sunday, Oct. 30, in the Commons Ballroom. Tango lesson is 7 to 8 p.m. with the dance from 8 to 10 p.m. Free refreshments. Come in costume. No partners or experience necessary. Open to all.

 

HARRY POTTER HALLOWEEN PARTY:

Attend the Harry Potter Halloween Party Oct. 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Platform 9 3/4 at the backdoor of the President's House. Children and grandchildren of UNI students, faculty and staff, accompanied by an adult, may come dressed as their favorite muggle or Harry Potter character. Don't forget to set your clocks back. Daylight saving time ends Oct. 30 at 2 a.m.

 

PANTHER PAL'S BASKETBALL CAMP:

The UNI Men's Basketball team invites boys and girls, grades first through sixth, 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

 

NMA ETIQUETTE DINNER:

An etiquette dinner, hosted by the Northern Iowa Management Association, will be Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Commons Georgian Lounge. Tickets are available in the Management Department office in CBB 231. Prices are $12 for students and $18 for faculty. Includes a formal dinner and etiquette presentation by Dale Cyphert. The deadline is Nov. 1. All are welcome to attend.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

STUDY ABROAD OPEN HOUSE:

Do you have questions about UNI Study Abroad programs and internships? Visit the Study Abroad Center in Baker Room 161, on Friday, Oct. 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. The open house will feature a variety of exhibits and materials about international opportunities in more than 30 countries for UNI undergraduate and graduate students. Program coordinators and Study Abroad veterans will be available to answer questions and share their experiences. For more information, contact Yana Cornish yana.cornish@uni.edu or 3-7078.

 

NMA LIBRARY ORIENTATION:

The Northern Iowa Management Association is sponsoring a library orientation program for College of Business students on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 4 p.m., in CBB 109 (John Deere Auditorium.) The program will acquaint students with business resources available in Rod Library and in the CBA computer labs for in-depth research projects. Freshmen and sophmores are strongly encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Greg Pudenz pudenz22@uni.edu or Adam Zellmer azellmer@uni.edu

 

 

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