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Thursday, December 8, 2005

NEWS

GILCHRIST HALL UPDATE:

On Dec. 6, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, gave UNI permission to proceed with project planning for the correction of fire-related damage that occurred in Gilchrist Hall on Oct. 16. See http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/gilchrist.shtml

 

UNI FOUNDATION:

UNI's mission is fulfilled through your time, effort and gifts. Without them, UNI could not make such a difference in the lives of our students. Please consider being part of the annual faculty/staff appeal. For more information, contact the UNI Foundation at 3-6078.

 

ADMISSIONS UPDATE:

Enrollment Services increased offerings for prospective students visiting this fall. More than 2,200 students and families attended 18 Preview Days, consisting of a campus tour, advising, academic and financial aid sessions, lunch at Rialto, Q&A with a student panel and a residence hall tour. An additional 2,300 came for individual visits, which include meeting with a counselor and/or faculty member, campus tour and lunch at Piazza.

 
STUDENTS FIRST CAMPAIGN WRAP-UP:

A sample of the Students First Campaign newspaper is being distributed to all departments. Used to promote campaign results throughout the Cedar Valley, it outlines the community response and which projects received funding. The campaign raised $112 million, exceeding its $100 million goal. Programs received the most support; scholarships were second; and capital projects third. Visit http://www.uni-foundation.org for details and a campaign wrap-up video. For more information, contact jean.carlisle@uni.edu

 

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.

 
LOST AND FOUND:

The Sabin Hall lost and found repository has a number of unclaimed items including glasses, rings, gloves, hats, sweatshirts, water bottles, etc. If you have lost an item in Sabin Hall during the past semester, visit Sabin 117 to see if it is among the items in the collection.

 
HOLIDAY GIFT CENTER AT PREXY'S:

The holiday gift center at Prexy's in Maucker Union is open. Shop for individual items, assemble a gift basket or select a basket ready for gift-giving. Prexy's is open Monday through Thursday until 6:30 p.m. and Fridays until 4 p.m.

 
CAMPUS TELEPHONE DIRECTORY CHANGE:

The 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

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

NWCA CHAMPIONSHIPS - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

UNI will host the NWCA Dual Meet Championships on Saturday, Jan. 14, and Sunday, Jan. 15, in the UNI-Dome. Volunteers are needed on the mats as clock operators, scorekeepers, tapers and communication personnel. Shifts available throughout both days. Shirts provided for all volunteers. For more information, e-mail erin.strellner@uni.edu or call 3-3966.

 
SPRING TUTORS WANTED:

Volunteer tutors are needed spring semester for children ages 5 to 13 for all subjects. Program runs Mondays, 2:45 to 4:30 p.m., and Wednesdays, 1:15 to 4 p.m., at the Payne Memorial AME Church Kids Cafe site, in Waterloo. Kids Cafe is a program of the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Scheduling is flexible. For more information, visit Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

MEMFIS UPGRADE CHANGES:

Beginning Friday, Dec. 9, at 5 p.m., the MEMFIS system will be down for a year-end upgrade. The system will be up by 7 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12. This upgrade does not require any changes to JInitiator. However, some changes to the applications will be visible to the average end
user. These changes have been discussed at MUG meetings and a full listing will be found at:

http://maple.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/db_documents/tips/upgrade12-05.pdf

 
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.

 

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.

 
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.

 

HOURS

ROD LIBRARY FINALS WEEK SCHEDULE:

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

 

MAUCKER UNION FINALS WEEK SCHEDULE:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/

 
CAMPUS FOOD CART HOURS:

AppleCart in Schindler Education Center, Commodities in Curris Business Building and Crunch Break in the Wellness Center will only be open for lunch during finals week.

 

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.

 

SPECIAL TICKETS FOR UNI FACULTY AND STAFF:

The Gallagher-Bluedorn is offering a special buy one ticket, get one FREE for UNI faculty and staff to see Dianne Reeves, Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Join us for a special holiday performance with this three-time Grammy Award winner. Drawing from jazz and a world of other influences; her unique blend of stylings has captivated critics and audiences throughout the world. Reeves currently stars and performs in "Good Night, and Good Luck", directed by George Clooney. Curtain Talk, a pre-show discussion, begins at 6:45 p.m. Call 3-SHOW for your tickets today.

 

EVENTS

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.

 
PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Friday, Dec. 9, UNI football Division I-AA semi-final game vs. Texas State in San Marcos, Texas. Game will be telecast live on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. CST.

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.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

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.

 

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