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Thursday, November 3, 2005

NEWS

KOOB TO BECOME BOARD OF REGENTS SENIOR ADVISER:

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, announced yesterday that President Koob's request for a professional development leave was approved for a two-year period. During that time, he has been invited to serve the Board as a senior adviser housed at the Board office in Des Moines. His charge will be to help Iowans achieve seamless access to lifelong education, beginning at birth. He also will have other duties in the area of education policy and strategy.

 

PRINT SERVICES REORGANIZATION AND STAFF REDUCTION:

Due to reduced demand for printed materials, UNI is reorganizing and reducing staff at Print Services. On-campus printing declined 40 percent from fiscal year 2002 to fiscal year 2005. This reduction is the result of changes in copy and printing technology, a move to online publishing, and increased departmental and college printing. Four positions are being eliminated, as well as other operational expenses, to help bring the Print Services budget in line with university needs. The affected Merit staff members met with representatives from Human Resource Services, AFSCME and University Marketing & Public Relations on Oct. 28 to review options for reassignment, layoff, etc. This was the first step in the notification and staff-reduction process. Print Services currently employs eight Merit staff. These personnel changes and the reorganization should be completed by mid-January. Print Services will continue to provide printing and copying services, and remains a vital university service. Please send questions about Print Services to john.goossen@uni.edu Questions about personnel issues should go to nick.bambach@uni.edu

 

SCHEDULED SERVER MAINTENANCE:

All applications requiring authentication will be unavailable Saturday, Nov. 5, beginning at noon and lasting until 5 p.m. Applications unavailable during that time include: MyUNIverse, Student mainframe applications including registration, room contracting, library Oracle system, Heat, WebFOCUS, lab authentication, ResNet registration and Advancement Calling system.

 
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 for 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.

 

CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN:

Don’t forget to turn in your contribution packet for the 2005 Cedar Valley United Way UNI Campaign by Nov. 11. For more information, visit http://www.cedarvalleyunitedway.org/

 

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.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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.

 

CSA THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE:

St. Stephen Student Center is having its annual Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive. Items will be collected Nov. 19 and Nov. 20, and distributed to needy families throughout the Cedar Valley Monday, Nov. 21. Sign-up sheets can be found at St. Stephen (next to University Book & Supply). For more information, contact Lindsay Sandersfeld at lindsays@uni.edu or Joel OBrien at jobrien@uni.edu

 

VOLUNTEER USHERS NEEDED:

Theatre UNI is seeking volunteer ushers for the upcoming performances of Our Town at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Performances are Nov. 11, 12, 18, and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. Ushers need to be at the theatre one hour prior to curtain through the end of the show and will receive a free ticket to the performance. For more information and to sign up to usher, call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 3-6381.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

TIAA CREF FINANCIAL SEMINARS:

TIAA CREF will present three financial seminars on the following dates:

Thursday, Nov. 3, "Five Habits of Highly Successful Investors," with two sessions, beginning at noon and 5 p.m., lasting 60-90 minutes.

Monday, Nov. 21, and Tuesday, Nov. 22, "Your Retirement Income Options" (for those less than one year from retirement) at 5 p.m. on Monday and noon on Tuesday.

Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m., and Thursday, Dec. 8, at noon, "A Woman's Money, A Woman's Future."

All seminars will take place in Lang Room 115. To register for the seminars or to sign up for one-on-one counseling appointments, visit http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 1-866-842-2977, extension 7010.

 
NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE WORKSHOPS:

On Thursday, Nov. 10, from noon to 1 p.m., at the CME, "The Pow Wow Spirit: The History and Meaning of Native American Pow Wows" will be presented by Dean Whitebreast.

On Friday, Nov. 11, from 9 to 10 a.m., at the CME, "Recruitment, Retention and Meeting the Needs of Native American Students in Higher Education" will be presented by Manny King. For more information visit: http://fp.uni.edu/cme/nahm_events.htm

 

SPECIAL DELL COMPUTER PRICING AVAILABLE:

New Dell personal computer systems pricing for departments and students/faculty/staff, are available at http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase This pricing is due to combined purchase estimates from UNI, ISU and UI. Some configured systems, which can be modified to suit your individual needs, are available along with the entire Dell line.

 

IRISH AND SCOTTISH DANCE LESSONS:

Learn Irish and Scottish social dances Sunday, Nov. 6 and 13, at 5 p.m., in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free. Visit http://www.uni.edu/dance/ceili.htm for more info.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

CLUBS/MEETINGS

CEDAR VALLEY NONPROFIT ROUNDTABLE:

Could you or the students you work with provide services that help area nonprofits? If so, consider being part of the Cedar Valley Nonprofit Roundtable Thursday, Nov. 17, at 3 p.m., at the Waterloo YWCA. The roundtable will highlight UNI resources(from student projects to contracted evaluation) that benefit nonprofits. Contact American Humanics, stacy.vangorp@uni.edu, by Nov.8, to become involved. Space is limited for presenters.

 

UNI-AEOP MEETING:

Bob Neymeyer will present on the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at noon, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. Attendance is open to all university employees. Visit http://www.uni.edu/aeop/

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

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.

 

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.

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE - MONDAY:

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.

 

CONCERTO COMPETITION FINALS:

The School of Music will host Concerto Competition finals Monday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the GBPAC Great Hall.

 

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE RECITAL:

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, the Northwind Quintet will perform at 8 p.m., in the GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE - TUESDAY:

The Golden Republic will perform Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m., in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

KUNI PRESENTS THE GOLDEN REPUBLIC WITH SCOTLAND YARD GOSPEL CHOIR:

The "KUNI Presents" concert series continues at The Reverb with The Golden Republic and Scotland Yard Gospel Choir Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 9 p.m. Admission is $7. Contact The Reverb at 319-277-4404 for tickets.

 

BATTLE OF THE BANDS:

On Thursday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m., in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom, six bands from the upper Midwest will compete. Bring a friend, vote for your favorite band and enjoy some free munchies. Scheduled to compete are: Dark Mirror, Bema the Band, Violet Island, Noisesion, Scotopic Shift and Three Pounds of Love. Call 3-2683 for more information.

 

KUNI BLUES BLOWOUT:

Bettye LaVette will blow the roof off the legendary Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. The Diplomats of Solid Sound will open the show. The KUNI Blues Blowout is presented by the Friends of KUNI. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Advance tickets can be ordered online at http://www.kuniradio.org or by calling KUNI weekdays at 273-6400 or 800-772-2440, ext. 0. Contact Scott.Vezdos@uni.edu for more information.

 

EVENTS

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.

 
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. Joseph 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.

 
CATASTROPHE & COMMUNITY - PANEL DISCUSSION ON CITIZENSHIP:

On Thursday, Nov. 10, a panel of university members, community leaders and one student directly affected by Hurricane Katrina, will discuss "Catastrophe and Community: Lessons on Citizenship," at 6:45 p.m., in the CEEE Auditorium. A reception at 5:45 p .m., in the CEEE lobby, will precede the panel. The panel is the fall offering of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences' outreach program, "The Changing Face of Iowa," that centers, this year, on citizenship.

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

E-BILL PAYMENTS DUE:

Payments are due Monday, Nov. 7. Due to the relocation of the Cashiers Office to Maucker Union, students are encouraged to pay their E-Bill early and to use drop boxes available at Essentials and outside the Student Involvement and Activities Center (SIAC) in Maucker Union. Refer to the Business Operations Web page http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/index.shtml for additional details.

 
NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE:

Learn how you can attend another college or university within the U.S. and Canada while paying UNI tuition. Come to a NSE informational meeting Nov. 9, at 3:30 p.m., in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom C. You must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA and between 30 and 85 credit hours to participate.

 
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

 

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.

 

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.


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