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Thursday, December 1, 2005

NEWS

VOTE FOR FACULTY CHAIR:

UNI voting faculty should be sure to vote for faculty chair using MyUNIverse by 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2. There are two remaining candidates, Sue Joslyn and Philip East. Daniel Power has declined to serve.

 

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:

UNI vs. NEW HAMPSHIRE Saturday, Dec. 3, in Durham, NH. Cowell Stadium (seats 6,571/natural grass) is the site, with kickoff set for 10 a.m., CST. The game will be telecast live by ESPN Game Plan and tape delayed at 9:30 p.m. on ESPNU. Cedar Falls Cable Channel 17 will carry the game live, along with Mediacom. For more information, visit: http://unipanthers.collegesports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/112905aac.html

 

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT - DIRECTOR OF WOMEN'S STUDIES:

Internal search only. This position is a combination of the existing positions of Director of the Undergraduate Program and Director of the Graduate Program in Women’s Studies. The new director will be the first person to direct a unified Women’s Studies program at UNI. This position provides a unique opportunity to contribute to the enrichment and growth of Women’s Studies at UNI and to shape the future direction of the program. For more information visit: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/414.html

 

AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE FRIDAY:

Friday, Dec. 2, is the nomination deadline 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. Submit your nomination today. Check your campus mail for more information and a nomination form, or visit: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/ and click on the link for "High Five." For more information, call Robin at 3-3536.

 

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.

 
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

 

FRESH BEGINNINGS - MINI LOAVES STILL AVAILABLE:

The availability of fresh gift breads from the UNI bakery, Fresh Beginnings, has been extended through the Friday of finals week. The mini loaves sell for $1.75 including pumpkin, cranberry, lemon poppy seed, strawberry and banana flavors. Order online at http://www.uni.edu/dor/bread Orders may be picked up at Biscotti's, Prexy's or 23rd Street Market. The breads are packaged for gift-giving and freeze well.

 

COOKIE DOUGH FOR SALE:

There is still time to order 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

 

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

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

AEOP ADOPT-A-FAMILY:

UNI’s Association of Educational Office Professionals (UNI-AEOP) is participating in the Adopt-A-Family program this holiday season. Participation is open to the entire university community. We have adopted several UNI families (one member of each family is a UNI student) and one UNI student. Visit http://www.uni.edu/aeop/adoptafamily.html for specific information and a list of the families and the student and their wish lists. Deadline for donations is Wednesday, Dec. 7.

 
HOLIDAY BLOOD DRIVE:

The Tau Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Chi Eta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. will hold a Holiday Blood Drive in the Center for Multicultural Education (CME) on Tuesday Dec. 6, from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. To donate blood, sign up online at www.givelife.org (enter 50613 and find our blood drive) or contact Angel at 222-0164.

 

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.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

ROD LIBRARY NOTICE:

Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in the Library for the spring semester should do so by Friday, Dec. 9. Application forms are available in the Library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.

 

OFFICE OF ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT WEB SITE:

Visit the new Office of Academic Assessment Web site at http://www.uni.edu/assessment/ You will find information about UNI assessment policies, the new Capstone Experience Model Evaluation Report,and a beginning list of resources. The Web site will be continually updated with more information about assessment measures, rubrics, resources and reports. Questions, ideas and feedback are welcome.

 

TIAA CREF CONSULTANT ON CAMPUS:

A TIAA CREF consultant will be on campus in Lang 122 for individual consultations 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.

 

REGISTER FOR A CAMPUS OF DIFFERENCE SPRING SESSIONS:

Spring sessions for faculty and staff include: Jan. 19, Feb. 8, March 23, and April 21. To self-register or for more information visit: http://fp.uni.edu/cme/acod.htm ACOD sessions assist campus community members in developing necessary skills, knowledge and awareness to combat racism, anti-semitism, and other forms of bigotry and to build more respective, inclusive college settings.

 
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.

 

FINALS WEEK MASSAGE:

End the semester with a relaxing massage by a licensed massage therapist. The finals week massage schedule is:

Monday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and

Thursday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $10 for 15 minutes. Pay by cash, check, U-bill or payroll deduct. Call 3-6119 to schedule.

 

 

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 Great 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

 

 

EVENTS

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

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 hosts 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.

 

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.

 

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., Sunday, 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.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY REFORM:

Bruce Koeppl, president of the Iowa AARP, will share why the proposed social security reforms should be of interest to all, regardless of age, Tuesday, Dec. 6, noon to 1 p.m., in the Maucker Union, Presidential Room. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact amy.unruh@uni.edu or 3-7961.

 

"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, 2006. 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.

 

ASIAN STUDENTS AND ALLIES:

Asian Students and Allies, in conjunction with the International Student Association and the Northern Iowa Anime Association, will host a social event Monday, Dec. 5, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the CME Multipurpose Room in Maucker 109. We invite all students to come and relax before finals and meet new people and take part in Dance Dance Revolution (DDR), Anime movies and free Asian food. For more information, contact Arlene Samona at arlene@uni.edu

 

REGENTS JOB FAIR:

The Regents Universities Iowa Job Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the Polk County Convention Complex in Des Moines. Please encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity to pursue internships and full-time employment opportunities. A resume critiquing service and a Collaborative Internship Hour also will be available. For more information visit: http://www.regentsjobfair.org or call the Alumni Association at 3-2355.

 

SENIOR CELEBRATION COMMITTEE:

The UNI Alumni Association is seeking students to serve on the 2006 Senior Celebration committee. Seniors and underclassmen are encouraged to participate in planning of Senior Celebration events and assisting at the events in April. Interested students should e-mail Jennifer.Noehl@uni.edu or call 3-6409.


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