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Tuesday, December 6, 2005

NEWS

GILCHRIST HALL UPDATE:

The insurance adjusters have notified UNI that the damage to Gilchrist Hall will exceed $2 million. The adjusters also indicate that they will recommend asbestos be removed from the building as part of the rebuilding process. If that is the case, and the Board of Regents gives permission to proceed with the project, it will take approximately one year from the time work begins. If the project proceeds as suggested, some of the offices that were moved because of the fire will need to move to more long-term temporary sites to better meet the needs of their constituents. A draft list of changes can be seen at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/giloffice.shtml

 

BOR AGENDA:

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa teleconference meeting will originate from UNI today at 9 a.m. in Davis Hall. The agenda is available at http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Meetings/Agendas/agenda.html

 
PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH UPDATE:

For information regarding the UNI presidential search, please refer to the Web site: http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Meetings/DocketMemos/05Memos/dec05/dec05agendaitems.htm

 

EVERY VOICE COUNTS - UNI CLIMATE SURVEY RESULTS:

In April, UNI faculty and staff were invited to participate in an anonymous survey designed to assess the campus climate. The results are now available at http://www.csbs.uni.edu/dept/csbr/pdf/UNI_Campus_Climate_Assessment-2005.pdf Please be advised that due to a low response rate, the results are not statistically reliable and should be treated solely as anecdotal information. Thank you to all who completed the survey.

 
PANTHER FOOTBALL:

The UNI football team is one game away from playing in the Division I-AA Championship game. UNI takes on no. 4 seed Texas State Friday, Dec. 9, in San Marcos, Texas, in the semi-finals. The game will be telecast live on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. CST.

 
SNOW PILES TO REMAIN:

Snow piles will not disappear from parking lots as fast as usual this week because Grounds staff will be siphoned away from snow duty on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to install and remove Dome turf as needed to accommodate basketball and help our football team prepare for its Friday semi-final game.

 

CORRECTION FOR CAMPUS TELEPHONE DIRECTORY:

The correct campus phone number for Yvonne Duggan should be 3-2221.

 

ICBS CLOTHING AVAILABLE:

The International Club of Business Students is selling T-shirts, sweatshirts and scarves in purple and gold. The clothing features the UNI name in 14 different languages and purple paws on the gold backround. These make good Christmas gifts for relatives and friends. Contact Chris Schrage at 3-2126 or Christine.Shrage@uni.edu

 
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

 

UNI OPENS SURPLUS STORE:

The UNI Surplus Store, located at 2412 W. 27th (west entrance) is open every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. University departments can claim anything at the store for their units' use on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please call Dennis Hayes at 3-7653 for appointments to view items and fill out the paperwork.

 
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

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES:

The Salvation Army has many holiday volunteer opportunities through Dec. 24 including bellringing, Christmas assistance intake and distribution of toys. Hours are flexible and scheduling is based on type of volunteer opportunity. Help make someone else's Christmas brighter this year. For more information, visit Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 

SANTA'S MAILBAG VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Covenant Medical Center's annual Santa's Mailbag runs from Dec. 5 through Dec. 22. Volunteer as an "elf" this Christmas. The "elves" at Santa's Mailbag answer children's letters to Santa. Hours are flexible; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and by appointment for weekend and after-hour letter writing. Shifts can be any length of time. Individuals and groups welcome. Treats and holiday music provided. For more information, visit Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 

GIFT WRAPPING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Volunteers are needed to assist in gift wrapping at College Square Mall through Dec. 24. Paper, ribbon and bows provided. Donations are accepted from persons having gifts wrapped. All proceeds benefit the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Shifts are two to three hours long and can be scheduled during mall hours. For more information, visit Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 

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.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include academic advisor/upward bound math science program. To view the complete job descriptions, visit: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 
WORDS OF WELLNESS NEWSLETTER:

The December UNI employee wellness newsletter is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/ To receive a hard copy of newsletters and fitness program brochures, e-mail kathy.green@uni.edu

 

DE-STRESS DAYS:

Enjoy free activities including: mini massages, a bracelet bead-making station, Dance Revolution, and animals from the Cedar Bend Humane Society on Monday, Dec. 12, through Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily in the Hemisphere Lounge of Maucker Union. For more information, contact Deedra Dahlager at 3-7162.

 
REGISTER FOR SPRING FITNESS CLASSES:

Registration for spring fitness and leisure classes began Monday, Dec. 5. Check out the new Pilates, super Sunday fit challenge, walk-n-tone at 5 p.m., and women on weights. Register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec Classes begin Jan. 11.

 

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING LESSONS:

If you are interested in learning cross country skiing basics in an afternoon of fun, contact the UNI Outdoors Office, 3-7163. Saturday or Sunday sessions, taught by Kathy Green, will be scheduled as snow and weather conditions allow.

 

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.

 

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.

 

HOURS

ROD LIBRARY FINALS WEEK SCHEDULE:

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

 

PERFORMING ARTS

KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

David Stoddard & Karen Mal will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, in the third-floor studios in the CAC. Stoddard won the 2004 Minnesota Folk Festival New Folk grand prize, and was a finalist in the first annual Winterfolk song writing competition in Montreal in 2003. Karen performs as a solo artist and as a sideman for others on mandolin, guitar, and harmony vocals. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

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 on 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:

Tuesday, Dec. 6, men's basketball vs. Iowa in the UNI-Dome at 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 10, men's basketball vs. UMKC in the UNI-Dome at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10, wrestling vs. Wisconsin in the West Gym at 2 p.m. It will be broadcast live on IPTV and tape-delayed on IPTV Sunday, at 5 p.m.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY REFORM - CANCELED:

The presentation on Social Security reform scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6, noon to 1 p.m. in the Maucker Union has been canceled. If you planned on attending, contact amy.unruh@uni.edu or 3-7961 or watch UNI Online for a rescheduled date.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT:

The last movie of the semester, the comedy "The 40 Year Old Virgin," starring Steve Carell, is Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Snacks and beverages provided.

 

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITION:

An exhibition will be Thursday, Dec. 8, through Saturday, Dec. 17, at the UNI Gallery of Art. Graduating students will host a reception on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibition will feature many types of art including printmaking, photography, graphic design and performance. Participants include Erich Brus, Betsy Hunt, Erin Kollenkark, Dale Phelps, and Erik TeStrake. Free and open to the public.

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

MCELROY FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE:

Application materials are available in the Graduate College for the McElroy Fellowship. Candidates must be a graduate or graduating senior of a liberal arts program and intend to pursue graduate study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited university. Application deadline is Jan. 27. Please encourage eligible students to apply. Contact the Graduate College 3-2748 for more information.

 
NEW STUDY ABROAD COURSE AVAILABLE:

010:059:12 Study Abroad: A 21st Century Perspective (3 credit hrs). The class will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in CBB 126. The course will be taught by UNI Study Abroad coordinator Yana Cornish and focus on assisting students interested in, considering, or making definite plans to study abroad. The sessions will focus on matters of cultural awareness, adjustment to new culture, health and safety, financial matters, academic success, working abroad, and returning home. For more information, contact Yana Cornish at yana.cornish@uni.edu

 
STUDY ABROAD APPLICATION DEADLINE:

The application deadline for fall, summer and academic year programs is March 1. For more information, contact UNI Study Abroad Center at study-abroad@uni.edu or call 3-7078.

 
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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