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Tuesday, November 8, 2005

NEWS

ATTENTION MEMFIS USERS:

Due to security concerns, effective Saturday, Nov. 12, we will begin blocking access to the production MEMFIS system from many Internet service providers. We will allow all of the common providers in this area to continue to access our production system, including those that any UNI satellite offices use. For additional details, visit: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/412.html

 

SEVERE WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Public announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations will be made via local radio and TV stations, and the UNI home page. For more information about weather announcements and UNI policies and procedures, see http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/410.html

 

INTERNAL SEARCH:

The Provost Office invites applications for the position of Director of Academic Assessment. Details and application procedures are posted at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/ under "Internal Search." All eligible faculty and staff are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is Monday, Nov. 21.

 

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. For further information, visit: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/411.html

 
UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN ON CAMPUS:

The United Way Campaign is in progress at UNI and all are encouraged to return their completed pledge card to their building volunteer by Friday, Nov. 9. Please refer to this letter from President Koob at http://www.uni.edu/pres/uwletter.shtml or review the CVUW Web site for additional information at http://www.cedarvalleyunitedway.org

 
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

 
ORDER HOLIDAY PIES:

Try delicious new pies available by the slice at Prexy's. Orchard Fruit with vanilla crust, Wild Berry Blast with lemon crust and more. Inquire about purchasing whole pies for your holiday gatherings.

 

LEAF RAKING AVAILABLE:

Pi Kappa Alpha will offer leaf raking the weekend of Nov. 19 and 20. Please e-mail tzpikes@tzpikes.com for more information on pricing or to set up an appointment.

 
RATE DINING SERVICES:

Give us your opinion of UNI Dining Services this week by completing an online survey at http://www.NACUFScustomersurvey.com Use "124(followed by your six-digit UNI ID number)" as the logon code. You may rate one or more dining venues and you may log on multiple times.

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

FOOD BANK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

The Northeast Iowa Food Bank is seeking food room/salvage volunteers to flatten sacks, put meals sacks together and sort food. Hours are flexible. Groups and individuals welcome. Commitments can be one-time or long-term. E-mail volunteer@uni.edu for more information.

 

CAPOEIRA CONFERENCE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

The Capoeira Conference is taking place Nov. 10-13 at the YWCA in Waterloo. Volunteers are needed 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 11, to assist in food preparation for the Capoeira masters from Brazil. Volunteers are also needed from 9 to 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 11, to help with registration and Saturday, Nov. 12, for food preparation and event break down. E-mail volunteer@uni.edu if interested.

 

SANTA'S WORKSHOP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Volunteers are needed to help with crafts at Santa's workshop, an annual event at Festival of Trees. Children, ages 3-8, are invited to this free session of creating crafts and decorating cookies while listening to holiday stories and giving Santa their wish lists. Volunteers are needed Saturday, Nov. 19, from 8:45 a.m. to noon. E-mail volunteer@uni.edu with your name, e-mail address and phone number if interested in participating.

 

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

FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS:

Stop by Maucker Union’s Meditation Room Tuesday, Nov. 15, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., to learn about the resources available in the Cedar Valley to help people living with dementia or caring for someone who is. Free, confidential, baseline memory screening will be offered to anyone interested. Contact amy.unruh@uni.edu or call 3-7961 for more information. Appointments preferred.


WORDS OF WELLNESS:

The October UNI employee wellness newsletter is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/ To receive a hard copy of newsletters and fitness program brochures, e-mail kathy.green@uni.edu

 

TIAA CREF FINANCIAL SEMINARS:

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

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 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

 

 

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

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 AT THE REVERB:

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.

 

JAZZ CONCERT:

On Saturday, Nov. 12, David Binney and the Jazz Quintet will perform in the Russell Hall Auditorium at 8 p.m.

 

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

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.

 

CAPOEIRA CONFERENCE:

The Capoeira Conference will take place Nov. 10 through Nov. 13, with a show Saturday, Nov. 12, in the West Gym from 7 to 9 p.m. Come watch professional dancers, martial artists and acrobats perform this incredible Afro-Brazilian art form along with students from the Midwest. Free admission. Capoeira workshops will be offered at the YWCA in Waterloo all day Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12, and also at the CME on Sunday, Nov. 13. For more information, contact francesca@ywcabhc.org, 319-290-5503 or visit: http://www.brazilianmartialarts.org

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Thursday, Nov. 10, women's basketball vs. Winona State (exhibition) in the West Gym at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 12, football vs. Southern Illinois in the UNI-Dome at 5:05 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 13, men's basketball vs. Wayne State (exhibition) in the West Gym at 5:05 p.m.

 

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.

 

GOLD STAR FAMILIES FOR PEACE:

Al Zappala, the father of a fallen Iraq war veteran, will speak on campus at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in the Maucker Union Expansion. Sponsored by UNI Students for Social Justice and Cedar Valley United for Peace and Justice. For more information, contact Chris Schwartz at schwartz2020@gmail.com Free and open to the public.

 
INDIAN NATION DANCE PERFORMANCE:

The Haskell Indian Nation University Dance Performers will appear Friday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Dessert and pop provided. The performers will be dressed in traditional dance regalia and will explain and then demonstrate their unique inter-tribal dance style. For more information, visit: http://fp.uni.edu/cme/nov.htm

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

On Monday, Nov. 14, Professor Marcia Bjornerud from Lawrence University, will present "Words, Maps, Snow, Rock: One Geologist's Unlikely Path to Science and Science Writing," at 4 p.m. in LAT 125. All are welcome. Dr. Bjornerud is author of "Reading the Rocks," an assigned reading in 870:031 (Physical Geology).

 
LAST LECTURE SERIES:

The final "Last Lecture Series" presentation of the semester will take place Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m., with James Robinson, Department of Philosophy and Religion, presenting "History, Religion & Humanity: A Summary of 30+ Years of Teaching," in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. The Last Lecture Series invites faculty to present a lecture on any topic as if it were their last. Free beverages and snacks provided.

 
CIVIC DISCOURSE AND OPPOSING VIEWS:

Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 4 to 5:30 p.m, in SEC 252, participants will experience arguing both sides of an issue and then engage in discussion with members of a panel. No preparation required. Talking points will be provided for both sides. The issue for the first session is “Should there be a draft?” Free and open to the public. RSVP to YLA@UNI.edu (type “opposing views” in subject line).

 

NATIVE AMERICAN FILM SERIES:

The following films will be shown in CME Room 109:

"The Right To Be", played every half-hour from 12 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15;

"Whose Child Is This?," played every hour from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16 and

"Black Indians: An American Story", played every hour from 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17. Refreshments provided. For more information on Native American Heritage Month events, visit: http://fp.uni.edu/cme/nahm_events.htm

 

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH - KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dr. Elizabeth Cook-Lynn will speak Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., in Lang Hall Auditorium. A reception and book signing will follow. Dr. Cook-Lynn is one of the writers of the 20th century Native American Literary Renaissance and is the author of three novellas, short stories, and poetry. Her books include "Why I Can't Read Wallace Stegner and Other Essays: A Tribal Voice" and "The Politics of Hallowed Ground". For more information, on Dr. Cook-Lynn and NAHM events visit: http://fp.uni.edu/cme/nov.htm

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

STUDY ABROAD IN SPAIN:

AIFS will offer a free round-trip airline ticket for fall 2006 programs at the University of Salamanca and the University of Granada in Spain. Applications must be postmarked by Apr. 1, 2006. For more information, contact: study-abroad@uni.edu or visit Baker Room 59 or phone 3-7078. Online information available at: http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad

 

PANTHER NEWS NETWORK :

PNN is a 30-minute, weekly news program produced for UNI students by the Electronic Media UNI-TV class. It covers current campus activities and issues related to UNI students. The schedules of PNN shows are: 2:30 p.m. Thursdays live on campus channel 21, CFU channel 99, Mediacom channel 18. For details and archives, visit: http://www.uni.edu/chen/PNN

 
STUDY ABROAD IN BRITAIN:

The University of Hull’s Summer School is designed for students who want to deepen their understanding of Britain's art, literature, history and politics. Courses are offered in July and August. For more information, contact: study-abroad@uni.edu or visit Baker Room 59 or phone 273-7078. Online information available at: http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad

 
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. NOTE:  As part of the Four Hire application process, students must submit a three-minute video. UNI will make video equipment available Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 10, from 8 a.m. to noon in CBB Room 348. Application deadline has been extended to Nov. 25.  For more information, visit http://ypc.desmoinesmetro.com and click on the "FOUR HIRE!" link or e-mail info@fourhiredsm.com or stacey.christensen@uni.edu

 
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.

 

 


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