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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

NEWS

ETHICS POINT:

UNI provides confidential and anonymous reporting mechanism.
All Regents institutions have contracted with the EthicsPoint reporting service to accept via telephone or internet confidential and/or anonymous reports from employees about possible financial misconduct or violation of university financial policies. To read more about this reporting mechanism, please refer to the letter from the President at http://www.uni.edu/pres/ethicspoint.shtml

 

PANTHER FOOTBALL:

The Alumni Association will be coordinating "game watch" events for those who cannot attend the second-round playoff game against New Hampshire in person. Game watch hosts have been contacted in several cities and states, and we will post game watch information on our Web site as it becomes available. The Web page for that information is http://www.unialum.org/events/fbgamewatch05.shtml

 

FACULTY/STAFF FOUNDATION CAMPAIGN UNDERWAY:

The annual faculty/staff appeal is underway. Please consider making a gift to continue offering UNI's students a lifetime of opportunities. Together, we are all purple for life. For more information, contact the UNI Foundation at 3-6078.

 

UNI OPENS SURPLUS STORE:

The UNI Surplus Store will be open Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting Thursday, Dec. 1. The store will be open to the general public with sales of surplus UNI computers and furniture. All items will be priced as marked. The location is 2412 W. 27th Street on the building's west side.

 
CANNED FOOD DRIVE:

Help support the Northeast Iowa Food Bank by bringing canned goods or monetary donations to Essentials in Maucker Union by Friday, Dec. 9. Last year, UNI faculty and staff donated more than 1,747 pounds of food and collected $453 to help our local community.

 
SEALED BID AUCTION:

Items available include a flat-bottom boat w/trailer and scrap metal from two warehouse cranes. Information about the items can be found at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/413.html

 

ADMISSIONS & HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFFS:

Admissions, UM&PR and the UNI-Dome collaborated 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 semi-finalist 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 http://www.uni.edu/paws Contact melissa.barber@uni.edu for more information.

 

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.

 

PANTHER NEWS NETWORK:

PNN, a 30-minute weekly show, is a 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 and Mediacom channel 18. For details and archives, visit: http://www.uni.edu/chen/PNN

 

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

 

APARTMENTS AVAILABLE:

Apartment units with one and two bedrooms are available on campus for spring occupancy. They include appliances, local phone, basic cable and high speed internet. The rates are reasonable, they are located on bus routes and are within walking distance to central campus. Contact Lynn Perigo, DOR, at 3-6232 for details or visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/housing/uapts/index.shtml

 
 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

TIAA CREF CONSULTANT ON CAMPUS:

A TIAA CREF consultant will be on campus in Lang 122 for individual consultations, Nov. 29 through Dec.1, Dec. 6-8, and Dec. 20-22. A seminar, "A Woman's Money, A Woman's Future" will be held in Lang Room 115 on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 8 at noon. To schedule appointments, visit TIAA CREF http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 1-866-842-2977, extension 7010.

 

FACULTY FOCUS REGISTRATION:

Register now for Faculty Focus intersession workshops hosted by ITS-Educational Technology offered the week prior to starting the spring semester. Faculty can focus on learning new technology skills before the pressures of the new semester begin. Limited seating. Reservations required. Call 3-2309 to register. A schedule and workshop descriptions are available at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tlt/focus/

 
RELIGION AND EDUCATION JOURNAL:

The fall 2005 issue of "Religion and Education" focuses on conservative Christianity in K-12 and higher education. Excerpts are available at http://www.uni.edu/jrae The journal is available at Rod Library. "Religion and Education" is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal of analysis and comments on issues at the intersection of religion and education.

 

P&S OPENINGS:

Vacancies at the P&S level include assistant wrestling coach, research associate/geography, and post doctoral research associate/geography. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

STROKE SCREENINGS:

Last year WRS sponsored stroke screenings for UNI employees. To determine interest in a future stroke screening clinic at UNI, contact kathy.green@uni.edu if you are interested in a screening.

 

GRAD FACULTY BROWN BAG LUNCH:

Fred Abraham, Ken Brown and Ken McCormick, Department of Economics, will present a lecture on "The Principles of Macroeconomics Course as an Early Predictor of Undergraduate Business School Performance" Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room, from noon to 1 p.m. Bring your own lunch. Cookies and coffee will be provided.

 
LEGISLATIVE FORUM ON CAMPUS:

Northern Iowa Student Government will host a Legislative Forum. Take this opportunity to speak with your state legislators and have your voice heard. It will be Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 5:30 p.m., in the Maucker Union Ballroom. For more information, contact NISG via e-mail nisg@uni.edu or 3-3394.

 

PARENTING TROUBLED TEENS & YOUNG ADULTS:

Amanda Schara, Allen EAP/Addiction family counselor, will discuss communication skills, parent and family coping skills, and the influence of family dynamics on behavior Tuesday, Dec. 13, from noon to 1 p.m., in the Maucker Union College Eye Room. Bring your lunch.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

GORILLA THEATRE:

UNI's own improv troupe, Half-Masted 3.2, will present "Gorilla Theatre," Thursday, Dec. 1 through Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and also Saturday, Dec. 3, at 3:30 p.m., in Lang Hall 040. Free admission. Limited seating. Reservations recommended. Call 3-6805 for more information or visit: http://www.half-masted.com

 

CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOW SOLD OUT:

The UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club "Christmas Variety Show," happening Dec. 2 and 3, has been sold out.

 

CHIMES OF CHRISTMAS:

UNI School of Music Spotlight Series presents "Chimes of Christmas," a festive holiday music celebration, Monday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m., in GBPAC Davis Hall. For tickets, call 3-7469. Students free with uCard.

 
KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Scott and Michelle Dalziel will perform Monday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m., in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

HOLIDAY POPS:

The W-CF Symphony will present its "Holiday Pops" concert Friday,Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. Vocalist Maureen Hastings will join the orchestra along with special guest narrator, KWWL's Ann Kerian. The audience sing-along caps off the festive evening. Tickets at 3-SHOW and http://www.wcfsymphony.org

 

DIANNE REEVES HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE:

Dianne Reeves, who currently stars and performs in "Good Night, And Good Luck", directed by George Clooney, will give a special holiday performance Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. Curtain Talk, a pre-show discussion, will begin at 6:45 p.m.

 

EVENTS

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Wednesday, Nov. 30, UNI Women's Basketball opens its home schedule against Murray State at 7:05 p.m. in the West Gym.
Friday, Dec. 2, UNI wrestling will open its home dual schedule with Minnesota at 7 p.m. in the West Gym.
Saturday, Dec. 3, men's basketball will host Loyola at 7:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome.
Saturday, Dec. 3, swimming and diving host Iowa State in the WRC at 1 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 4, UNI wrestling will host the UNI-Open in the UNI-Dome all day.

 

POLITICAL CAMPAIGN LECTURE:

Scott Peters, political science, will present "Campaign Financing and State Supreme Court Elections," Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 3 p.m., in Sabin Room 201. He will discuss the results of his research on how campaign financing has affected state supreme court elections throughout the United States. All are welcome.

 
RECEPTION FOR DAVID WALKER:

The Graduate College and the Graduate Council will host a reception for David Walker Thursday, Dec. 1, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the second floor lounge of Lang Hall. Walker will step down at the end of this semester after 17 years as associate dean of the Graduate College. He is currently working in the Office of Sponsored Programs and will return to the history department after a PDA in the spring.

 

A 1920s COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS:

Help us prepare for Christmas the old-fashioned way, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Marshall Center School. There will be a special program at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 3-2188 or visit: http://www.uni.edu/museum Admission is free.

 

POTTERY SALE:

The Annual UNI Student Holiday Pottery Sale will take place Friday, Dec. 2, from 3 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 3, from noon until 3 p.m., in 126 Kamerick Art Building (Ceramics Lab), corner of Hudson Road and W. 27th Street. Great gifts for everyone in the family of one-of-a-kind handmade pottery.

 

CHRISTMAS BALL BENEFIT:

The Tau Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., will host a Christmas Ball on Friday, Dec. 2, from 8 p.m. to midnight, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Formal or "After 5" attire is required. Admission is $7 in advance and $10 at the door. All proceeds will go to the Delta Research and Educational Foundation for the recovery of Dillard and Xavier Universities. For more information, contact Angel at 222-0164.

 

TRAVELING AS AN ECO-TOURIST:

Do you dream of traveling to interesting, yet slightly uncommon destinations? This panel will discuss how to travel while minimizing the impact you have on the local environment, at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, University Museum.

 

CROW FORUM:

Phyllis Baker, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Marybeth Stalp, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, will present "Three Ways to Take Down: Alternate Masculinities in Youth and High School Wrestling," Monday, Dec. 5, at noon, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. The Graduate Program in Women’s Studies sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. All are welcome.

 

"DEAD MAN WALKING" AUDITIONS:

The UNI Interpreters Theatre will hold auditions for "Dead Man Walking," written by Tim Robbins and directed by Karen Mitchell. Auditions are 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 5 and 6, in Lang Room 040. Call-backs may be held on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Production dates are March 1-4. No prior experience is necessary and copies of the play are on reserve at Rod Library. Contains material not suitable for all audiences. For more information, contact Karen Mitchell at 3-2640 or karen.mitchell@uni.edu

 
HOLIDAY LUNCHEON AND GIFT SHOP SALE:

On Thursday, Dec. 8, the University Museum will host a salad luncheon sponsored by the Friends of the UNI Museums. Seatings are at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. The museum store also will be open for early holiday shopping. $10/person. RSVP and payment due by Tuesday, Dec. 6. Call 3-2188 for more information.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

NSE MEETING:

Learn how you can attend another college or university within the United States or Canada and pay UNI tuition. Come to a National Student Exchange informational meeting Monday, Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. in Maucker Union, State College Room. To participate, students must have a 2.75 UNI and cumulative GPA and between 30 and 85 credit hours.

 


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