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Thursday, November 17, 2005

NEWS

IHSAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS - EXPECT TRAFFIC CONGESTION:

There will be four Iowa High School Football Playoff games in the UNI-Dome Friday, Nov. 18. This will mean increased traffic on Hudson Road, and parking may be affected. See the complete playoff schedule at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/unidome/IHSAAPlayoffs.htm

 
GILCHRIST HALL PROGRESS REPORT:

There is no new information to report about the criminal investigation. Damage estimates from the insurance adjusters may be completed before semester break. All Gilchrist departments have been asked to select a representative to work with Steve Pavelec from Facilities Services to organize the wholesale cleaning, storage and/or destruction of files. Files will be removed from the building in preparation for large-scale cleaning. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/gilchrist.shtml

 

DES MOINES ACTIVITIES AUDIT:

The Office of University Marketing & Public Relations continues to coordinate a university-wide effort in Des Moines to maximize UNI's outreach activities and networks. UM&PR is collecting outreach data for the Greater Des Moines area. Faculty and staff are encouraged to share UNI activities in Des Moines. Information can include names of Des Moines organizations or individuals working with the university, events, workshops, etc., in which UNI is involved. This information will be used to complete a university audit of outreach activities in Des Moines. Those who provided this information to Jane Larson, need not respond. Please share this information with Stacey Christensen, 3-3170 or e-mail stacey.christensen@uni.edu

 

ADMISSIONS & HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFFS:

Admissions, UM&PR and the UNI-Dome are collaborating on several initiatives during the state high school football playoffs: a special, playoff-preview day in the WRC; letters to the editors of local newspapers of all semifinalist teams congratulating them and welcoming them to the UNI-Dome; e-mails to alumni and principals at those schools encouraging campus tours while in Cedar Falls; and souvenir popcorn cup/megaphones for sale in the UNI-Dome that list www.uni.edu/paws. Contact: melissa.barber@uni.edu

 

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.

 

ADOPT-A-FAMILY:

UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society is sponsoring a family through the Adopt-a-Family program.The university community is invited to pitch in. A tree with names of specific needed items is in the Schindler Lobby. Take an ornament containing a gift name and deliver your present to the IRTS Lab by Friday, Dec. 2.

 

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 a 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.

 

PREXY'S WING-STRAVAGANZA:

At Prexy's through Dec. 12, enjoy a variety of Tyson chicken wings featured for lunch at Flares. Also enter the drawing for a Trek mountain bike, no purchase necessary.

 

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

P&S OPENINGS:

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

 

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.

 

HOURS

VIC HOURS:

The UNI Visitor Information Center will close for Thanksgiving break at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22. It will reopen Monday, Nov. 28 at 8 a.m.

 

LIBRARY HOURS OVER THANKSGIVING BREAK:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#thanks

 

PERFORMING ARTS

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.

 

EN CINQ WOODWIND QUINTET:

The En Cinq Woodwind Quintet will perform Friday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Russell 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., in GBPAC. 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.

 

CHI PERFORMANCE:

Chi is a new era in acrobatics featuring choreography and martial arts from Shanghai. Children's tickets are a buck a kid. Shows are Saturday, Nov. 26, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 27, at 2 p.m., in GBPAC. Come early and do some holiday shopping with local businesses in the lobby starting at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday. The Curtain Talk, a pre-show discussion, begins 45 minutes prior to performances.

 

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.

 

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Janelle Lauer will perform Monday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free. Lauer is a regular performer with Liars Holographic Radio Theatre.

 

EVENTS

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.

 

PRSSA FUNDRAISER:

Come to Tony's La Pizzeria on College Hill between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, for the launch of Tony's Grab & Go. Five combos are offered at $5. The fundraiser will support UNI public relations students.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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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