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Thursday, October 27, 2005

NEWS

GILCHRIST HALL UPDATE -- MEETING TODAY:

UNI VP for Administration & Finance, Tom Schellhardt, and VP for Educational & Student Services, Renee Romano, will host a town hall meeting regarding Gilchrist Hall at 1:30 p.m. today in Lang Hall Auditorium. All Gilchrist employees and other interested UNI employees are invited.

 

UNI PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH UPDATE:

Information regarding the UNI Presidential Search is now part of the docket for the Nov. 2 and Nov. 3 Board of Regents meeting to be held in Iowa City. Approval is being requested from the Board of Regents to accept the retirement of Robert Koob upon appointment of a successor and to approve the search process which includes utilizing an executive search firm. To review the information posted to the Board of Regents Web site, open http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Meetings/DocketMemos/05Memos/nov05/1105_ITEM14.pdf

 
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.

 
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 Kammerick Art Building Saturday, Apr. 22. Proposals are being solicited 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 proposals, including 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.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

WELLNESS PROGRAM:

Dr. Gary Sherman, D.C., Advance Chiropractic, will present "Headaches: The Causes and Cures," Thursday, Nov. 3, at noon in the Presidential Room of the Maucker Union. Bring your lunch and join us.

 

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).

 
WEBCT FACULTY WORKSHOPS:

ITS-Educational Technology is offering a WebCT 1 workshop on Nov. 4, WebCT 2 on Nov. 11, and WebCT 3 on Nov. 18. Each course is from 8:30 a.m. to 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.

 

CME STUDENT CARE PACKAGES:

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

 

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

 

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 from the play "The Diary of Anne Frank," by Goodrich and Hackett. To register, call 3-3679 or amy.hunzelman@uni.edu

 

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

DANCE PERFORMANCE:

UNI's Orchesis Dance Company and International Dance Theatre will present their 2005 Friends and Family Weekend Dance Concerts, at UNI's Russell Hall Auditorium Friday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. The program will feature a mixture of original and traditional dance works from student and faculty choreographers. 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.

 

GUEST RECITALS:

John Ericson will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Russell Hall Auditorium.

 

David Goldblatt and Patrice Ewoldt will perform Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

CHAMBER SINGERS/CANTOREI CONCERT:

Chamber Singers and Freshmen Cantorei will perform Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m., in GBPAC Davis Hall. Conducted by Brad T. Barrett and Nicole Lamartine.

 

WATERLOO/CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY:

Internationally acclaimed guitarist Manuel Barrueco joins the W-CF Symphony Saturday, November 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the GBPAC. The music program will feature works by Stravinsky, Vivaldi, Sierra and Tchaikovsky. Tickets are available at 3-SHOW and http://www.wcfsymphony.org

 

NU HIGH MUSICAL:

Northern University High School will present the musical "Singin' in the Rain," on Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m., in Butzier Auditorium at Malcolm Price Laboratory School. More than 40 middle and high school students are involved with the musical. For more information, or tickets, contact Jolene Tagtow at 3-2594 or Linda Sharp at 3-3307.

 

EVENTS

THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT CHANGE:

The distributor is holding back the release of "Wedding Crashers." Therefore, we are not able to show it this week. As a replacement, "Duece Bigelow: European Gigolo," will show at 7 and 9:30 p.m., in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom.

 

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.

 

FAMILY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES:

For a complete listing of all the UNI Family Weekend activities, visit http://www.uni.edu/familyweekend/

 
ROD LIBRARY FAMILY WEEKEND GIVEAWAY:

Stop by the Rod Library and register your favorite student and/or family member for door prizes during Family Weekend. Students can win a copy of Gerald Peterson's pictorial history of UNI and family members can win the library's latest cookbook "Between the Bookends." Self-guided tours of the library will also be available. Rod Library will be open during normal weekend hours.

 

SCA GUEST PRESENTATION ROOM CHANGE:

Student Conservation Association alumna Rachel Purcell will visit UNI Friday, Oct. 28, and Monday, Oct. 31, to speak with students, faculty and staff. She will discuss environmental internship opportunities nationwide involving hands-on conservation experience in the field. A general information session will take place Monday, Oct. 31, in the Maucker Union State College Room from 3 to 3:45 p.m. SCA information tables also will be in Maucker Union and MSH on both Oct. 28 and 31. Contact Laura Wilson at laura.wilson@uni.edu for more information.

 

STUDENT HEALTH CENTER GRAND OPENING:

There will be an open house from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28. following a short program. Get a flu shot, meet UNI's health care professionals and tour the new facilities. The new pharmacy offers over-the-counter products for faculty and staff.

 

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 noon.

 

UNI WOMEN'S RUGBY:

The UNI women's rugby team will host the University of Minnesota Saturday, Oct. 29, at 11 a.m., on the fields west of the UNI-Dome on 27th Street. A win this weekend advances the team to the D1 Final Four in Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 5 and 6. We would like to have a large crowd for this important game. Free admission. For more information, contact Jennifer Murra, club advisor, at jennifer.murra@uni.edu

 

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.

 
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.

 

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 lessons are 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.

 

RESIDENCE HALLS TRICK-OR-TREATING:

On Monday, Oct. 31, the residence halls will open their doors for Trick-or-Treating from 6 to 8 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to the main lobbies of the residence halls. Celebrate Halloween in a fun and safe way. If you have questions, contact Joe Haeffel at 3-2161 or haeffel@uni.edu

 

DEPARTMENT OF ART FACULTY EXHIBITION:

The 2005 Department of Art faculty exhibition will run Monday, Oct. 31, through Tuesday, Nov. 29. with an opening reception 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1., in the Kamerick Art Building lobby. The exhibition features a diverse range of media and represents the most recent accomplishments of professional artists teaching in the UNI Department of Art. Free and open to the public. For more information, http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/

 

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

 

ROLLLERDOME SKATING BENEFIT:

The Tau Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., will host "Loops for Lupus - Taking it Back to the Old School," on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Black Hawk Rollerdome. This old-school 70s theme skating party will benefit victims of Lupus. Tickets are $6 in advance and $7 at the door. For more information about tickets, contact Angel at 222-0163.

 

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 and include a formal dinner and etiquette presentation by Dale Cyphert. The deadline is Nov. 1. All are welcome to attend.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

JOB/INTERN REPRESENTATIVE ON CAMPUS:

Representatives from HON Company, a division of HNI Industries, will be on campus Monday, Oct. 31, at 5 p.m., in CBB 221. They will discuss opportunities and recruiting for their internships and full-time opportunities. Food provided.

 

SOS APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE:

Applications are available for undergraduates interested in working as members of the summer orientation staff (SOS). The SOS welcome new students and their parents to the university while assisting new students with class scheduling, registration and serve as a resource for university policies and support services. Compensation includes $2,000 plus room and board. For applications and a complete job description, visit http://www.uni.edu/admissions/orientation Application deadline is Nov. 10.

 
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.

 

 

 

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