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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

NEWS

PAYROLL PROCESSING:

November monthly payroll will be processed earlier than normal, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Time cards for the last week of the pay period cutoff, week ending Nov. 12, should be approved by Wednesday, Nov. 16 for normal processing on Thursday, Nov. 17. Payroll will run an extra time card process on Tuesday, Nov. 22, to capture any late-approved time cards for the November monthly payroll. Time card processing for student time cards is not impacted by the holiday.

 
WAREHOUSE OPEN:

Warehouse 1, located at 2412 W. 27 St., is now open and available to receive surplus furniture and equipment. A Transit Surplus form can be filled out online and sent to the appropriate person. Find the form at https://access.uni.edu/forms/cs/transit.xls

 
PANTHERS PLAY IN NEW ARENA:

UNI Men's Basketball takes on Western Carolina Sunday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the new Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. If you are planning to attend the game, join UNI alumni and friends at a free UNI pre-game party in Hy-Vee Hall, rooms 1-3 (part of the Wells Fargo Arena) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Enjoy free food and UNI entertainment. To RSVP for the pre-game party, call the UNI Alumni Relations Office, 3-2355.

 

WINTER OPERATIONS:

The Facilities Services staff has begun switching mechanical systems in all major buildings to winter operations. Building temperatures could run warmer than normal depending on outside temperatures. Direct questions regarding how your building will be affected to the area mechanic assigned to your building.

 

INNER WEATHER LITERARY JOURNAL:

UNI’s student-run literary journal, "Inner Weather," is seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and essays, as well as art that can be successfully displayed in a black-and-white, two-dimensional format. All UNI students, faculty and staff are welcome to submit work. E-mail entries to inner-weather@uni.edu or drop off in Baker 117. Submission deadline is Nov. 30.

 

EAT WINGS, WIN A BIKE:

Enjoy a variety of Tyson chicken wings at Flares. Every wing purchase enters you into a drawing for a mountain bike.

 

COOKIE DOUGH FOR SALE:

Simplify your baking with fresh cookie dough. Flavors in 3.5 pound tubs for $6.99 include: chocolate chip, chocolate chocolate chip, peanut butter, sugar, peanut butter chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, molasses, and spritz.
Flavors in 3.5 pound tubs for $7.99 include: monster, butterscotch oatmeal, cranberry oatmeal, cherry white chocolate cashew, and cranberry white chocolate pecan. Order online at http://www.uni.edu/dor/cookies

 

FRESH BREAD AT FRESH BEGINNINGS:

Order fresh gift breads this week from the UNI bakery, Fresh Beginnings. The mini loaves sell for $1.75. Flavors include: pumpkin, cranberry, lemon poppy seed and banana. Order online at http://www.uni.edu/dor/bread Orders can be picked up Nov. 21 and 22 at Biscotti's, Prexy's or 23rd Street Market. The breads are packaged for gift-giving and freeze well.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

MEMFIS MEETING:

Plan to attend the MEMFIS Users Group (MUG) meeting this Thursday, Nov. 17, at 1:30 p.m., in SEC 244. You will learn what changes and new features to expect with the Oracle sofware upgrade scheduled for implementation early in December. If you have questions, call 3-7432.

 

CARVER SUMMER INSTITUTES:

Faculty are invited to apply to participate in a 2006 Carver Summer Institute and follow-up activities to enhance learning in the Liberal Arts Core (third year of the project) or to participate in a Carver Summer Institute and follow-up activities to enhance the quality of Graduate Education at UNI (first year of the project). Both are funded by the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, and faculty participants will be designated 2006-07 Carver Fellows. For more information and online application forms visit: http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/carver/carver.htm for Liberal Arts Core Institutes and http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/carver/carvergrad.htm for the Graduate Education Institute. The deadline for faculty applications is Wednesday, Nov. 30. The LAC Institutes will take place in May and August, while the Graduate Institute will be held in June.

 

MASSAGES AVAILABLE:

Appointments available in the WRC Monday through Thursday by a licensed massage therapist during the fall semester. Pay by cash, check, U-bill or payroll deduct. The cost is $10 for 15 minutes. Gift certificates make a great holiday gift. Call 3-6119 to schedule an appointment.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

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.

 
LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE - THURSDAY:

Randy Burk and the Prisoners will perform a special Johnny Cash tribute Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

OUR TOWN:

Theatre UNI will present Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Our Town," 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, 3-6381 or online at: http://www.theatreuni.com

 

EN CINQ WOODWIND QUINTET:

The En Cinq Woodwind Quintet will perform Friday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Rusell Hall Auditorium. The student ensemble includes Joshua Johnson, horn; Adrian Brown, clarinet; Bartley Meinke, bassoon; Melanie Fejak, flute; and Dane Philipsen, oboe. The students are coached by Jason Weinberger.

 

THE NUTCRACKER BALLET:

Bring the whole family to "The Nutcracker" Friday Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m., or Saturday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Children's tickets are only a buck a kid. The ballet features the Minnesota Ballet and children of the Cedar Valley. Sartori Hospital's 17th annual Festival of Trees will transform the lobby into a holiday display that weekend.

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE - MONDAY:

Joni Laurence will perform Monday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CONCERT BAND:

On Monday, Nov. 21, UNI Spotlight Series presents Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band performing at 7:30 p.m. in GBPAC Great Hall. Directed by Rebecca Burkhardt and Rod Chesnutt. Admission is free for UNI students with uCard. Public $7, senior citizen $6, non-UNI student $5. For tickets, call 3-7469.

 

EVENTS

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Friday, Nov. 18, volleyball vs. Creighton in the West Gym, 7 p.m. Free "kill cards" to first 1,000 fans.

Saturday, Nov. 19, football vs. Northern Arizona in the UNI-Dome at 5:05 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 19, volleyball vs. Drake in the West Gym, 7:30 p.m. Free trading cards to first 1,000 fans.

 

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

 

NATIVE AMERICAN FILM SERIES:

The following films will be shown in CME Room 109:

"The Right To Be", played every half-hour from noon 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

 
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

 

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:

Sweatshop 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 joining unions and earning a living wage. For more information, contact Laura Greenwood at greenwood16@gmail.com

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT - NOV. 17:

This week's movie feature is the thriller "Red Eye." Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free snacks and beverages provided.

 

RUSSIAN ART LECTURE:

On Thursday, Nov. 17, Andrey Korolchuk will present "Contemporary Trends in Painting in St. Petersburg," at 3 p.m. in KAB, Room 111. The lecture is offered in conjunction with the mini-exhibition in the KAB lobby cases, titled "Plastic Realism." A reception will follow the lecture.

 

INTRAMURAL 5-ON-5 INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

Open to students, faculty and staff. Entry forms available in WRC Room 101, during the week of Nov. 14.
Entry fee is $20 with a two-game guarantee. Registration will be Monday, Nov. 28, through Wednesday, Nov 30, in WRC Room 101. Tournament play is limited to the first eight teams to register. Games will be played at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, WRC south courts.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

NEW VENTURE BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION:

This competition is intended for Iowa university and college students with an interest in starting their own business. Three seed grants in the amount of $5,000 each will be awarded to the top three business plans submitted in the state-wide competition. Plans will be judged based on a) Content of plan and b) Viability of plan. Intent to Compete and contest guidelines are available from the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center in CBB 264 or at http://www.jpec.org/newven.htm Intent to Compete is due Thursday, Dec. 1.

 

ADDITIONAL YELLOWCARD TICKETS AVAILABLE:

Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m., in Maucker Union. Ticket sales will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Friday. Tickets are $10 each, and students are allowed to purchase two tickets. The concert is at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom.

 

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

 

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENT UNION:

NASU will meet Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the CME, Room 109B, to begin planning for next year's Native American Heritage Month.

 

 


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