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Thursday, February 2, 2006

NEWS

CAMPUS CONVERSATION - FEB. 17:

All UNI employees are invited to participate in a continuation of the Campus Conversation begun last year about making UNI an even better place to work. Task forces will share their progress and invite feedback. Two duplicate sessions will be offered -- 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. -- in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/conversation/

 

UNI TO REORGANIZE SPORTS AND EDUCATIONAL EVENT VENUE ADMINISTRATION:

UNI is making plans to reorganize the administration of its key entertainment and sports venues. The university will launch an internal search for an assistant vice president for sports and educational events center management. See related news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=2089
The HRS job announcement is posted at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

CAMPUS SUPPLY CATALOGS AVAILABLE:

The 2006 Office Depot catalogs and updated core list have been sent out. If you did not get one, please call 3-2451.

 

ATTENTION EMPLOYEES:

2005 W2s are available online as of Jan. 31. You can access the electronic version through your UNI Employee Self Service Responsibility in Oracle. Paper copies were mailed Tuesday, Jan. 31 and should be received within one to two business days at your home address. Questions on how to access the form should be directed to the Help Desk, 3-5555, option 2. Specific payroll questions should be directed to Payroll, 3-6211.

 

KUNI PRESENTS 'IOWA STATEHOUSE CONNECTION':

KUNI presents "The Iowa Statehouse Connection," originating from the Law Library in the Iowa Capitol Building. Hosted by KUNI Des Moines Bureau Chief Jeneane Beck, the show airs Mondays at 10 a.m. throughout the 2006 legislative session. The Monday, Feb. 6, show focuses on education, particularly teacher salaries and standards. Guests include Iowa Department of Education Director Judy Jeffrey; Iowa State Education President Linda Nelson; Senator Paul Mckinley, a Republican from Chariton; and Senator Frank Wood, a Democrat from Eldridge.

 

ORDER 2005 NCAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP MEMORABILIA:

This action-packed one-hour DVD has game highlights from the best-ever Panther football season and the road to the championship game. Relive the nail-biting moments against Eastern Washington, New Hampshire and Texas State, plus the final thrilling title game against Appalachian State. Bonus features include introduction and game comments by coach Mark Farley, plus interview and pep rally highlights. Price: $19.50 http://www.unialum.org/football/ No Panther fan should be without the 2005 UNI football season commemorative poster. This 18x24, full-color poster captures the essence of the most successful Panther football season ever. Price: $9.50 http://www.unialum.org/football/

 

PARKING LOT CHANGES:

As of Feb. 1, 13 stalls in the northwest corner of the Campbell "B" lot are marked specifically for Admissions guests (from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). A guest permit will be required for the Admissions spaces. Latham "A" lot: One row of "A" parking (50 stalls) has been converted to "B" parking. These parking changes are due to relocation of Gilchrist Hall offices. For Gilchrist Hall updates and temporary office locations, see http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/gilchrist.shtml

 

PROPOSALS FOR RRTTC PROJECTS:

The Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC) is soliciting proposals for projects. The deadline for proposal submission is March 1. For a copy of the proposal guidelines visit http://www.rrttc.uni.edu or contact Catherine Zeman, RRTTC director, at Catherine.zeman@uni.edu or 3-7090.

 
UNIVERSITY DIRECTORY CHANGE:

The Student Computing Center in CBB 25 (listed in the phone directory on page 6) is now located in LNG 113. Phone number remains the same, 3-2395.

 
FACULTY AND STAFF NIGHT:

UNI Athletics is inviting all UNI faculty and staff to take advantage of a special $6 ticket price for the men's basketball game at 7:05 p.m. on Feb. 7 against Wichita State. To order tickets, visit http://www.cstv.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/niwa/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/facstaff02070616

 

CHAIR OF FACULTY ELECTION:

The election ballot for Chair of Faculty is available on MyUNIverse. Ballots may be cast through Friday, Feb. 3, until 5 p.m. On behalf of the University Senate, the Committee on Committees invites all voting faculty to participate in this electronic ballot.

 

FOR SALE - PRINTER CARTRIDGES:

The School of Music has the following print cartridges for sale: Epson S020093, Epson S020189, HP 26, Canon BC-02, Stylewriter M3330G/A [for 2400 and 2500], Color StyleWriter 2400. Contact Carolina Wilson at 3-2024 or carolina.wilson@uni.edu

 

ORDER VALENTINE COOKIES THIS WEEK:

Get a dozen frosted cookies for $8.49 per dozen and 12-inch personalized chocolate-chip cookies for $7.99 each. Place orders by 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, and pick up orders Monday, Feb. 13, and Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Biscotti’s, 23rd Street Market or Prexy’s. Order online at http://www.uni.edu/dor/cookies

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:

"Give Kids a Smile," is a program of Peoples Community Health Clinic involving Waterloo dentist offices donating services to children in the Waterloo School District. Volunteers are needed to assist with supervision and care of children waiting for exams. Eight volunteers are needed Friday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit VolunteerUNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

SPRING REGISTRATION OPEN - ITS CLASSES:

ITS-Educational Technology is taking reservations for spring 2006 classes. Located in Lang 245, the Studio for Innovative Teaching (StudioIT) is an interactive classroom equipped with a touch screen SMART Board, 20 Gateway wireless laptops and a video-conferencing unit. ITS Educational Technology offers the use of StudioIT at no charge to UNI faculty for classroom instruction. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/studioit for more information.

 

HARASSMENT PREVENTION TRAINING:

All employees are encouraged to attend training on the topic of preventing illegal harassment. Learn how to identify problematic situations, how to respond, and what responsibilities you have within the UNI policy. Several sessions are planned: Monday, Feb. 20, 1 to 2:30 p.m. for supervisors; Tuesday, Feb. 21, 8:30 to 10 a.m. for deans, directors and department heads; Tuesday, Feb. 21, 10:30 a.m. to noon, for all employees; and Tuesday, Feb. 21, 3:30 to 5 p.m. for faculty. All sessions will be held in the CME in Maucker Union. The training will be conducted by attorney Helen Adams and sponsored by Compliance and Equity Management. Register by calling 3-2846 or e-mail Marlene.Hills@uni.edu

 

UNI ENTREPRENEURSHIP SYMPOSIUM:

Three successful alumni will inform and inspire UNI students, staff and faculty about entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. This event is free and open to the UNI community. Advanced registration is required. To register, call 3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu For more information, including speaker bios, visit: http://www.jpec.org/entreday.htm

 
TIAA-CREF CONSULTANT ON CAMPUS:

A TIAA CREF consultant will be on campus for individual counseling Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 7-8 and Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 21-23. To register for a session, visit http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 866-842-2977 extension 7010.

 

NEED HELP ANALYZING DATA?:

The UNI Mathematics Department has reinstituted its Statistical Consulting Lab (SCL), starting Wednesday, Feb. 1, and running until the end of May. The SCL will provide a free source of statistical support for routine data analyses and is available to UNI students, faculty and staff. Larger, more time-consuming projects will be billed at reasonable rates. Contact Mark Jacobson, the director of the SCL, at 3-7172 or jacobson@cs.uni.edu to set up an appointment. Walk-in hours for the SCL in WRT 338A available at http://www.cns.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL

 
HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP:

Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. in CBB 323. Workshop teaches the basics of starting a small business. Advanced registration required. E-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu or 273-7350. More information is available at: http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm

 
VALENTINE MASSAGE:

Give the gift of massage. UNI has its own licensed massage therapists. Massage gift certificates available through the Wellness Resource Lab (WRC 104). $10 for every 15 minutes, payable by cash, check, U-bill or payroll deduct. Call 3-6119 with questions.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

MASTER CLASS:

Workout with fitness professional Greg Sims during Fitness Frenzy Friday, Feb. 17, from 7 to 8 p.m. Class is open to everyone. The fee for one hour of cardio and toning is $10. Register at WRC 101 or online. For more information e-mail Dana.Foster@uni.edu

 

WRS TRIATHLON CHALLENGE:

It's not too late to register for the WRS Ironman Triathlon Challenge Fitness Incentive Program. Once registered participants have until March 3 to complete their selected event mileage. The traditional event entails 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of cycling and 26.2 miles of running. The non-swimmers event substitutes 15,000 meters of rowing for the swim; biking and running distances are the same. The double challenge doubles the distance of the traditional. Stop in WRC 101 to register. $15 entry fee. Successful completion of your event nets you a long-sleeve T-shirt and certificate. For more information, e-mail timothy.klatt@uni.edu

 

PERFORMING ARTS

KUNI WINTER BLUES BLOWOUT:

Get ready for some hill country and delta blues with Duwayne Burnside & the Mississippi Mafia and Jimbo Mathus Knockdown South at the KUNI Winter Blues Blowout Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Electric Park Ballroom, in Waterloo. http://events.publicbroadcasting.net/kuni/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&eventID=342392 Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Advance tickets can be ordered by calling KUNI weekdays at 3-6400 or 800-772-2440, ext. 0. Advance tickets are also available at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls. All proceeds will support public radio at UNI.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY PERFORMANCE:

The W-CF Symphony presents "Chorus & Classics with the UNI Chamber Singers" Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the GBPAC. The ensemble will perform Mozart's version of Handel's "Messiah." Works by Brahms and Strauss will also be featured. Tickets at 3-SHOW and http://www.wcfsymphony.org

 

"THE ELEPHANT MAN" PERFORMANCE:

Based on the true story of John Merrick in 1880's London, "The Elephant Man" tells the tale of a hideously deformed man trapped in a frail body and ravaged by pain. Come see this Tony Award-winning drama about one man's struggle to achieve normalcy while working against increasingly impossible odds. "The Elephant Man," produced by UNISTA and directed by Chad Ryan, runs Feb. 8 through 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is $5. Call the Box Office at 3-6381 to reserve tickets. For mature audiences only. Contains nudity.

 

GUEST ARTIST AND FACULTY RECITAL:

John Hagstrom will perform on trumpet Friday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m. in GBPAC Davis Hall. The internationally acclaimed soloist presents a recital of trumpet music joined by UNI’s collaborative pianist Robin Guy and oboe professor Tom Barry.

 
KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The Beggarmen are an Iowa City-based quintet of traditional Celtic musicians. They will perform Monday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Beggarmen find their roots in the traditional music of Ireland and other Celtic regions. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

FACULTY ARTISTS SHOWCASE CONCERT:

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, School of Music Spotlight Series presents Faculty Artists Showcase Concert at GBPAC Great Hall at 7:30 p.m. Robert Washut and friends will present his new Whitman work, "Mannahatta." Jean McDonald and Nicole Lamartine with the Faculty String Quartet present Pergolesi’s "Stabat Mater" along with other UNI distinguished music faculty performances. Other info: GBPAC Box office http://www.ticket.uni.edu or 3-7469. $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and $5 for non-UNI students.

 

EVENTS

FRENCH CLUB CREPES FOR SALE:

The French Club will sell crepes in Maucker Union on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $1 per crepe.

 

THURSDAZE EVENTS - FEB. 2:

Author/chef Kevin Roberts will demonstrate how easy it is to make really good food with his presentation "Cook or Starve," at 7 p.m., in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Then Michael Kane will present "The Art of Kissing" at 9:30 p.m., taking the audience step-by-step through how to be a better kisser.

 
SOUL FOOD:

Enjoy an authentic soul food meal at the CME (109 MAU) on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets available at the door (first come, first served). $3 per plate or two plates for $5. Meals include fried chicken, corn bread, several side choices, pop and dessert.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The UNI women's basketball team vs. the Evansville Aces on Thursday, Feb. 2, in the West Gym, at 7:05 p.m.

The UNI women's swimming team will take on the University of Iowa in a dual on Friday, Feb. 3, at 5 p.m., in the WRC.

The UNI men's and women's track & field teams will host the UNI Classic Friday, Feb. 3, in the UNI-Dome. The field events will begin at 2 p.m., and the running events will begin at 4 p.m.

The UNI women's basketball squad will take on the Southern Illinois Salukis Saturday, Feb. 4, in the West Gym, at 12:05 p.m.

The UNI men's basketball squad will take on the Indiana State Sycamores Saturday, Feb. 4, in the UNI-Dome, at 3:05 p.m.

The UNI men's basketball team will battle the Wichita State Shockers on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the UNI-Dome, at 7:05 p.m.

 
NO SHAME THEATRE:

Friday, Feb. 3, at 10 p.m. in CAC 108. For more information, e-mail chcarr@uni.edu or doug@dougshaw.com "No Shame Theatre" is a combination of open mic night meets improvisational theatre. No Shame is held every-other Friday at the same time.

 

EXHIBIT OPENS: IN TOUCH WITH KNOWLEDGE:

The Educational History of Blind People opens at the University Museum on Feb. 6. Explore the history of creative adaptations that transformed visual information into tactile form and gave blind and visually-impaired people greater opportunities. Historical artifacts and contemporary learning aids, along with hands-on exhibits and activities allow visitors to better understand and appreciate how people learn through touch. Visit http://www.uni.edu/museum or call 3-2188.

 
V-WEEK EVENTS:

V-Week is a global movement to end violence against women and girls. The first event is Monday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Great Reading Room, as survivors tell their stories followed by an outdoor vigil; Tuesday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m. in Lang Auditorim: Angela Rose, sexual assault survivor and activist will speak; Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6 to 8 p.m., Maucker Union Expansion: Self-Defense Seminar; Thursday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Union Expansion: bingo with prizes; Friday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m., Lang Hall Auditorim: Vagina Monologues; Sat., Feb. 11, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: Vagina Monologues. Additional information at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec

 

PAUSE CAFE:

People interested in practicing French meet every other Monday at 1 p.m. in the Purple Pen Room in Maucker Union. The next meeting is Monday, Feb. 6.

 

BUSINESS ETHICS MOVIE NIGHT:

The Wilson Chair in Business Ethics presents "The Insider," the story of whistle-blowing in the tobacco industry. A discussion of whistle-blowing ethics will follow. Snacks and sodas will be provided. This free event is Monday, Feb. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. in CBB 109.

 

CROW FORUM:

Shahina Amin and Lisa Jepsen, department of economics, will present, "The Relationships between Education & Earnings within Couples: Evidence from Malaysia," Monday, Feb. 6, at noon in Maucker Union Old Gold Room. Faculty, staff, students and members of the wider community are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.

 

LAST LECTURE SERIES:

The first lecture of the new year is by Gayle Pohl presenting "My Education Began by Keeping My Mother Out of Jail," Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B. The Last Lecture Series features faculty presenting a lecture as if it were their last. Beverages and snacks provided.

 

EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION:

The opening reception for "In Touch With Knowledge: The Educational History of Blind People" will be at the University Museum Thursday, Feb. 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Visit http://www.uni.edu/museum for information about upcoming collaborative community events.

 

SUPPORT OUR STUDENT ATHLETES:

Athletic club members and those interested in becoming members are invited to the UNI Athletic Club Annual Membership Renewal Carnival Saturday, Feb. 11, 4:30 p.m. on the UNI-Dome floor. Family fun includes interaction with coaches and student athletes. Food and games will be offered. Current members can use the coupon sent in the winter benefits package for a buy-one-get-one free offer. For more information, contact Kelly Bockenstedt at 3-2471 or kelly.bockenstedt@uni.edu

 
VAGINA MONOLOGUES PERFORMANCES:

The Vagina Monologues will be performed in Lang Hall Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $10 at the GBPAC. All proceeds go to the Cedar Valley Coalition for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse.

 

THE TOURNÉES FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL:

The film series opens with "Abouna," a film from Chad about an errant father who abandons his wife and sons, Tuesday, Feb. 28, SRL Room 115 at 7 p.m. Films are in French with English subtitles. Free and open to the public. More information is available at http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/2006_Tournee_Films_UNI.htm

 

TICKETS ON SALE:

Gallagher-Bluedorn presents Orquesta Alto Maiz Friday, May 26, 8 p.m. to midnight at the Electric Park Ballroom, in Waterloo. Join us for a fun night of Latin music and dancing. Dance lessons start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets on sale now at 3-SHOW (7469).

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

SPRING BREAK AT RIO GRANDE:

Limited to nine participants. Explore one of the last wild and remote rivers in the Southwest. This 90-mile stretch of river has 1000-ft. canyon walls, wild burros and lots of warm, desert sunshine. Located along the Texas/Mexico border, the Rio Grande has rapids ranging from class I to class III. Contact UNI Outdoors for additional information at 3-7164.

 
TAKE CAPSTONE ABROAD:

Tired of spending summers in Iowa? Want to add adventure to your college experience? Sign up for 820:140 Environment, Technology, & Society capstone course taught in the heart of Europe – Cluj, Romania (Transylvania region). The course focus is the relationship of the social categories of race, class and gender with environmental and environmental health issues. For application, cost and course information, contact the UNI Study Abroad Center in Baker Hall 59, 3-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu

 

ATTENTION TEACHING MAJORS - SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

The College of Education offers more than 100 scholarships available to teaching majors. The deadline for a completed application is Wednesday, Feb. 15. The application is available on MyUNIverse or the scholarship link from the COE homepage at http://www.uni.edu/coe/ Please follow all directions on the online application pages. Any late or incomplete files will not be considered.

 
 
 
 

 


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