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Tuesday, November 1, 2005

NEWS

UNI PROVOST SEARCH UPDATE:

After consultation with the University Faculty Senate, each college's faculty senate, and the Cabinet, permission to search for a new provost and vice president of academic affairs is being requested from the Board of Regents, however, the plan is to only begin the preliminary steps needed for a search process. depending on the wishes of a new President, the search would begin fall 2006. Interim Provost James Lubker, has agreed to remain in the Interim position until the provost position has been filled.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

The Iowa Tourism Office announced that the UNI Museums and the exhibit "A T. rex Named SUE" have been designated “2005 Attraction of the Year.” Selection was based on criteria related to the outstanding performance of the project, the economic impact the attraction had on the Cedar Valley, and the quality and effectiveness of the marketing. Visit http://tinyurl.com/chtpu for the entire story.

 

CANNED FOOD DRIVE:

Help support the Northeast Iowa Food Bank by bringing canned goods or monetary donations to Essentials in Maucker Union between Nov. 1 and Nov. 19. Last year, UNI faculty and staff donated more than 1,747 pounds of food and collected $453 to help our local community.

 

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

 
AWARD NOMINATIONS AVAILABLE:

Nomination forms for the 2006 Heritage Honours Awards are now available. The awards honor the professional accomplishments of UNI graduates and recognize their outstanding service to the university. Award categories include the Alumni Achievement Award, Young Alumni Award and Alumni Service Award. For more information, call 3-2355 or visit http://www.unialum.org/heritagehonours.shtml

 
UNI POLICE AND PARKING SERVICES RELOCATED:

Due to the fire in Gilchrist Hall, the University Police and Parking Services have been temporarily moved to 106 Towers Center (East Towers Lounge). The hours for Parking Operations are currently 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. We will return to our normal 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. hours once we have returned to Gilchrist or the beginning of spring semester, whichever comes first. The Police Division, is available 24/7. The phone numbers and campus code have remained the same. Keep in mind when visiting our office, the C Preferred parking areas are restricted to CP permit holders from 1 a.m. Monday morning to 4 p.m. on Friday.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include director of development/coe. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

 

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

 

SCANDINAVIAN DANCE LESSONS:

The UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers and the Cedar Valley Sons of Norway are presenting a series of free Scandinavian Dance lessons on the first and third Monday evenings of each month. The next lesson will be Monday, Nov. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m., in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Families are welcome.

 

FINANCIAL SEMINAR:

TIAA CREF will present the financial seminar "Five Habits of Highly Successful Investors," Thursday, Nov. 3, from noon to 1:30 p.m. and from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Both seminars will be in Lang 115. Registration is not required to attend.

 

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.

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

This workshop will be offered Thursday, Nov. 10, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., in CBB 3. Free to UNI students, faculty and staff only. Advanced registration required. Contact Katherine Cota at katherine.cota@uni.edu or 273-7350.

 
DIGITAL TOOLS FOR DIGITAL STUDENTS:

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Janet Hill will present “Digital Tools for Digital Students,” to students and faculty at 3:30 p.m. in SEC 244-245.

 

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

 

 

CLUBS/MEETINGS

CAPSTONE IN GREECE:

There will be an informational meeting for the June 2006 Capstone Study Abroad course in Greece at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 2, in Seerley Room 112. Contact Gregory Bruess at bruess@uni.edu or 273-2752.

 

NATIONAL YOUNG WOMEN'S DAY OF ACTION:

The National Young Women's Day of Action attempts to raise awareness about women’s health and empower young women to take action. There will be an information table and benefit bake sale Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Maucker Union.

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

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.

 

GUEST RECITAL CANCELLATION:

The recital featuring John Ericson on Nov. 1 has been cancelled.

 

GUEST RECITAL:

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

 

KUNI PRESENTS IN IOWA CITY:

KUNI heads to Iowa City for a “KUNI Presents” road show at The Mill with "Cracker" on Thursday, Nov. 3. Showtime is 8 p.m. and admission is $15 in advance, $20 day of show. Tickets are available now at Record Collector, The Mill or by phone at 319-351-9529.

 

FREE MASTERCLASS PERFORMANCE:

BLAST! is comprised of 35 brass, percussion and visual performers brought together in a unique explosion of music and theatre. The cast will conduct a free masterclass Friday, Nov. 4, at noon, at the GBPAC. During this lecture/demonstration, the cast will warm-up, rehearse and perform parts of the show.

 
KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

North Carolina's Dana and Susan Robinson will perform Monday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

 

EVENTS

LAST LECTURE SERIES:

The "Last Lecture Series" will take place Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Reading Room in Seerley Hall. This week features Victoria Robinson's lecture on "Constant Change!" The series showcases UNI's faculty and topics of interest they would lecture on if it were their last.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ART FACULTY EXHIBITION:

The 2005 Department of Art faculty exhibition will run 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/

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT:

This week's feature film is "The Island," featuring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free snacks and beverages provided.

 

WOMEN ON FRIDAYS:

On Friday, Nov. 4, Samuel Gladden, Barbara Cutter and Jennifer Waldron will present "Teaching Women's and Gender Issues in the Classroom: Faculty Talk About Teaching Women's Studies Courses," at noon, in Baker Room 161. Bring your lunch. Dessert will be provided.

 
PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Friday, Nov. 4, volleyball vs. Indiana Sate in the West Gym at 7 p.m. " Wear Purple Night."
Saturday, Nov. 5, volleyball vs. Illinois State in the West Gym at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5, women's swimming vs. Illinois State in the WRC at 2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 6, men's and women's basketball exhibition doubleheader in the West Gym. Women's basketball plays William Penn at 3 p.m. and men's basketball plays Lewis at 5:05 p.m.

 
ROLLERDOME 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.

 
VOTING RIGHTS ACT CELEBRATION:

A campus/community celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, will feature the following speakers:

Sunday, Nov. 6, at 5:30 p.m., Rev. Josephy Lowery, Civil Rights pioneer, will speak at Payne AME Church in Waterloo.

Monday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m., Dr. Ronald Walters will speak in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. For more information, contact Allen Hays at 3-2910 or allen.hays@uni.edu

 

HISTORY OF THE PANAMA CANAL:

Ken Lyftogt and Denny Mills will review the history and building of the Panama Canal and share photographs of what it looks like today. Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m., at the University Museum.

 

CROW FORUM:

On Monday, Nov. 7, Carol Colburn, Department of Theatre, will present "Thread Sister: Anna Grostol's Legacy for Today's Textile Artists," in Maucker Union, South Room at noon. Faculty, staff, students and members of the wider community are invited to gather for the informal presentation and discussion.

 
KAPPA SIGMA CASINO NIGHT:

Kappa Sigma fraternity will host a casino event Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m., in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Donations will go to the Salvation Army for hurricane relief. Games include blackjack, roulette, Texas hold'em and bingo. Prizes will be awarded. Contact tlan@uni.edu with any questions.

 

SOUP'S ON FUNDRAISING EVENT:

The second annual fundraising event for UNI Museums will be Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Student Center on 1019 W. 23rd St. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Deadline to purchase tickets is Nov. 4. For information, contact doris.mitchell@uni.edu or call 273-2188.

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

CAMP ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT:

Camp Adventure will host a free Leadership Assessment Center (group interview) Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7:45 a.m. To RSVP, call 3-5960 or e-mail hr@campadventure.com

 

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 brings awareness to business resources available in Rod Library and in the CBA computer labs for in-depth research projects. Freshman and sophmores are strongly encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Greg Pudenz pudenz22@uni.edu or Adam Zellmer azellmer@uni.edu

 

FOUR HIRE! POSITIONS:

The Greater Des Moines Young Professionals Connection is hosting a new event, FOUR HIRE! Four positions, four companies, four Iowa college seniors. This event will provide four positions to Des Moines companies. College seniors across Iowa have the opportunity to compete for the most sought-after positions in the Greater Des Moines area. Application deadline is Nov. 11. For more information, visit the YPC Web site http://ypc.desmoinesmetro.com and click on the "FOUR HIRE!" link or e-mail info@fourhiredsm.com or stacey.christensen@uni.edu

 

UNDERGRADUATE TEACHER EDUCATION STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL FORUM:

UTESAC will host a student-to-student forum identifying concerns and generating ideas for improvement in the UNI Teacher Education Program. Forums will be: Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in SEC Lobby, and from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Maucker Union Food Court; Nov. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Maucker Union Food Court. Come talk with Undergraduate Teacher Education Student Advisory Council (UTESAC) members and share your ideas/concerns.

 

 

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