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Thursday, November 10, 2005

NEWS

IHSAA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS - EXPECT TRAFFIC CONGESTION:

There will be four Iowa High School Football Playoff games in the UNI-Dome Friday, Nov. 11. This will mean increased traffic on Hudson Road, and parking may be affected.

Friday's games include:

10:30 a.m., Regina, Iowa City vs. Dike-New Hartford

1:30 p.m., St. Albert's, Council Bluffs vs. Bishop Garrigan, Algona

4:30 p.m., Cedar Falls vs. Assumption, Davenport

7:30 p.m., Valley, West Des Moines vs. Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines.

See the complete playoff schedule at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/unidome/IHSAAPlayoffs.htm

 
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

 

UNI VISITOR CENTER:

Since the UNI Visitor Center opened in August, most inquiries received relate to parking. The Visitor Center does not sell visitor parking passes. Guests are directed to the visitor lot or campus meters. If departments wish to provide parking permits for campus guests, contact UNI Public Safety. If departments want the Visitor Center to distribute those permits, contact Visitor.Center@uni.edu or e-mail Jan.Hanish@uni.edu Visitor Center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

WINTER OPERATIONS:

The Facilities Services staff will begin switching mechanical systems in all major buildings to winter operations beginning Monday, Nov. 14. Building temperatures could run warmer than normal depending on outside temperatures. Questions regarding how your building will be affected should be directed to the area mechanic assigned to your building.

 

AWARD NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED:

Nominations are now being accepted for Administration and Finance Division's new High Five Award for Staff Excellence. Any A&F employee is eligible to receive the award, and any member of the UNI community may submit a nomination. Check your campus mail for more information and nomination form, or go to http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/ and click on the link for "High Five." For more details, call Robin at 3-3536.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 
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. 13, at 5 p.m., in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Admission is free. Visit http://www.uni.edu/dance/ceili.htm for more information.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

JAZZ CONCERT:

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

 

OUR TOWN:

Theatre UNI will present Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Our Town," Nov. 11-13 and Nov. 17-20 at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and free for UNI students with UCard. Tickets may be purchased at the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office, 273-6381 or online at: http://www.theatreuni.com

 

OPERA ENSEMBLE:

On Monday Nov.14, at 8 p.m., an opera ensemble will showcase scenes from "The Medium" and selections from Russian operatic repertoire, in the Russell Hall Auditorium. Admission is free.

 

HORN CHOIR RECITAL:

Thomas Tritle will conduct a brass program Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m., in GBPAC Davis Hall. Admission is free.

 

UNITUBA ENSEMBLE:

The UNITUBA ensemble will perform, at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, in GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

EVENTS

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 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.

 

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK:

UNI will join universities nationwide to celebrate International Education Week, Nov. 14-18. This week-long celebration includes: language lessons, salsa, African and belly dance demonstrations/lessons, live music performances, Peace Corps presentation, Native American speakers and more. For more information, visit: http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad/news/IEW2005.asp

 

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 Old Central Ballroom. 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. 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 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).

 

ROY R. BEHRENS LECTURE:

UNI professor of art and the CHFA Faculty Excellence award winner, Roy R. Behrens, will present "Teaching as a Subversive Inactivity," at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the CAC, Room 108. A reception will follow. For more information, contact Ivy Walker or Roy Behrens at ballast@netins.net

 

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH - KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn will speak Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., in Lang Hall Auditorium. A reception and book signing will follow. 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 Cook-Lynn and NAHM events visit: http://fp.uni.edu/cme/nov.htm

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m., in SRL 115, Jeff Kurtz, executive director, Cedar Falls Historical Society, will present "The Cedar Falls Historical Society and the UNI Department of History: A Developing Partnership." The event is free and open to the public.

 

WAL-MART WATCH FORUM:

Sweat shop workers from four continents will speak on Wal-mart's labor rights policies Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m., in Sabin Hall Room 102. Hear about their battles to win basic rights such as unions and a living wage. For more information, contact Laura Greenwood at greenwood16@gmail.com

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

CAPSTONE COURSE FOR SPRING:

Gretta Berghammer is offering Theatre in Education (490:106: 3 hrs; prerequisite: junior standing) in the spring. This course is available to all majors and satisfies the Liberal Arts Core Capstone requirement.

 

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

 

 

 


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