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Tuesday, February 7, 2006

NEWS

UNI BUDGET UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT KOOB:

See President Koob's message to the campus about the upcoming budget at

http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/418.html

 
STUDENT EMPLOYEE NOMINATIONS:

Now accepting nominations. Supervisors, nominate your student employees for the 2005-2006 UNI Student Employee of the Year, view eligibility criteria and print a nomination form by clicking on the link at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/news/EmployeeofYearnominationform.pdf

 

LUX SERVICE AWARD NOMINATIONS:

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2006 Lux Service Award. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students who have demonstrated outstanding service to UNI. Students with 90 or more credit hours, including graduating seniors, qualify for the award. Visit http://www.unialum.org/lux for complete award requirements and an online nomination form. Nominations must be received by Feb. 10. Direct questions to Jennifer Noehl at 3-6409.

 

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

 

ESSENTIALS VALENTINES GIFTS:

Valentines gifts are now available at Essentials in Maucker Union including greeting cards, stuffed animals, Gel Gems, candles, soaps, new UNI clothing and more. We can personalize a gift bag for you. Balloon bouquets available in any size. Order early for pick-up by calling 3-3743 or 3-3762.

 

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.

 

IRS FORM W2:

2005 W2s are available online. You can access the electronic version through your UNI Employee Self Service Responsibility in Oracle. Paper copies were mailed to home addresses. 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.

 

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.

 
FACULTY AND STAFF NIGHT AT WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

UNI Athletics would like to extend a special offer to UNI Faculty and Staff to see the UNI women’s basketball team play one of it's last home games in the West Gym. This special offer is good for two free tickets to the UNI vs. Missouri State game on Friday, Feb. 24, at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are available through the the UNI-Dome Ticket office with a valid faculty/ staff I.D. For more information, visit http://www.fansonly.com/photos/schools/niwa/sports/w-baskbl/auto_pdf/facultystaffnight06wbb.pdf

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR SEMINAR:

Join other UNI managers and supervisors to learn how insights about Personality Type ® can help you lead more effectively. A Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Seminar will take place Wednesday, March 1, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., in CME 109. To register, call Robin or Katie at 3-3536.

 

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

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

THEATRE UNI VOLUNTEERS:

Theatre UNI is seeking volunteer ushers for the upcoming performances of the opera comedies, "La Serva Padrona" and "Gianni Schicchi," at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Performances are Feb. 23, 25 and March 3 at 7:30 p.m. and March 5 at 2 p.m. Ushers receive a free ticket for their service. For more information, call 273-6381.

 
SUPERVISION VOLUNTEERS:

"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

 

UP WITH FAMILIES:

Up With Families is an annual program designed for families and children with special needs. This event will take place Saturday, March 4, and Sunday, March 5, at the Red Fox Inn, in Waverly. Volunteers are needed for various shifts throughout the weekend for fun and games with children with special needs and their siblings. For more information, visit Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 

IMMIGRANT/REFUGEE OUTREACH PROGRAM:

Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration is seeking volunteers to participate in outreach for new immigrants and refugees in the Cedar Valley. Volunteer at local schools and community agencies to aid with English communication, advocacy and support. Days and times vary and are flexible. If you are interested and would like to learn more about another culture, visit VolunteerUNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 

LIGHTED SCHOOL HOUSE PROGRAM:

Volunteer now through May to plan and conduct weekly health activities for elementary students and their parents through the Lighted School House program. Need commitment of one day a week for about one hour, now through May. Program runs Tuesday and/or Thursday evening at either 6:15 or 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit VolunteerUNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs

 
ART-ASSISTANT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Waterloo Center for the Arts is seeking volunteer assistant-art instructors, gift-store attendants and special-events assistants. Days and times will vary according to availability. If you are interested in the arts and are willing to assist, visit VolunteerUNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs for more information.

 

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

EXERCISE ADHERENCE:

If you struggle with exercise adherence or are just not sure what to do, then a personal trainer is the answer. Your personal trainer will design a program with your specific goals in mind, motivate and educate you. Contact Kristy.Leen@uni.edu or 3-7167. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/PT/index.html

 
HEALTH BEAT LOCKER SERVICES:

Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus everyday? Health Beat lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year). Sign up today. Ask a fitness supervisor at HB, or contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu

 
FRIDAY MASSAGE:

Massages by a licensed-massage therapist will now be offered on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the WRC beginning Friday, Feb. 10. Massages are also offered Monday through Thursday. The cost is $10 for 15 minutes. Call 273-6119 to schedule an appointment today.

 

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP):

UNI employees who qualify for insurance benefits, as well as their immediate, dependent family members, are eligible for six free counseling sessions through Allen Hospital. Utilization by UNI faculty and staff remains strong and client satisfaction surveys have been positive. To make a confidential appointment, call 235-3550. For more information, call Deedra Dahlager, UNI’s EAP liaison, at 3-7162.

 

FITNESS FRENZY:

Join Greg Sims, national presenter from Interactive Fitness Trainers of America, Feb. 17-19 at the WRC for Fitness Frenzy -- two days of fitness related-classes. Register in WRC 101. For more information, contact Dana Foster at dana.foster@uni.edu

 

WRS TRIATHLON CHALLENGE:

It's not too late to register for the WRS Ironman Triathlon Challenge Fitness Incentive Program. 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 nets you a long-sleeve T-shirt and certificate. For more information, e-mail timothy.klatt@uni.edu

 

PERFORMING ARTS

'THE ELEPHANT MAN' PERFORMANCE:

Based on the true story of John Merrick in 1880s London, "The Elephant Man" tells the tale of a hideously deformed man trapped in a frail body, 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.

 

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, and the Faculty String Quartet, present Pergolesi’s "Stabat Mater" along with other UNI distinguished music faculty performances. Other info: GBPAC Box office http://www.tickets.uni.edu or 3-7469. $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and $5 for non-UNI students.

 

THE BLACK WATCH AT THE GBPAC:

Sunday, Feb. 12, 3 p.m. Since its early beginnings, the band has toured extensively and brought the pomp and pageantry of British life to the far corners of the world. The Clauddaugh Dancers return to the lobby for their third-straight year. Enjoy the preshow party with a hot toddy and an afternoon lunch. $7 Large New York turkey club wrap, Texas pasta salad, red grapes, grasshopper cake and non-alcoholic beverages. Call the box office to preorder your meal. The Curtain Talk will begin at 2:15 p.m. with Rod Chesnutt, director of UNI Symphonic and Marching Bands.

 

FACULTY JAZZ DUO RECITAL:

Robert Washut, piano, and Christopher Merz, saxophone, will perform at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Hearst Center for the Arts.

 
KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

On Monday, Feb. 13, blues man Bryce Janey will perform in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC, at 7 p.m. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.

 

BEN FOLDS IN CONCERT:

See Ben Folds live in concert in UNI's West Gym Wednesday, March 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Monday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. Admission is $16.50 for UNI students and $22.50 for the general public. Purchase tickets at the UNI-Dome ticket office, online at http://tickets.uni.edu, or by calling 273-DOME. Tickets also will be on sale in Maucker Union Monday, Feb. 13 through Wednesday, Feb. 15 beginning at 10 a.m. each day.

 

EVENTS

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

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

The UNI women's tennis team will begin its spring season with a match against Western Illinois Friday, Feb. 10, at 5 p.m. at the Black Hawk Tennis Club, Waterloo.

The UNI men's basketball team will take on the Missouri State Bears in the UNI-Dome Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7:05 p.m.

The UNI women's tennis team will take on Wisconsin-Green Bay Saturday, Feb. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Black Hawk Tennis Club, Waterloo.

The UNI women's tennis team will take on Wisconsin-Milwaukee Sunday, Feb. 12, noon at the Black Hawk Tennis Club, Waterloo.

The UNI wrestling team will battle the Missouri Tigers in the West Gym Monday, Feb. 13, at 5 p.m.

 
V-WEEK EVENTS:

V-Week is a global movement to end violence against women and girls. 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 Old Central Ballroom: Self-Defense Seminar; Thursday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom: bingo with prizes; Vagina Monologues, Friday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 11, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Lang Hall Auditorium. Additional information at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec

 

RUSSIAN-FILM VIEWING:

Join Russian classes and the Russian Club in viewing "Irony of Fate . . . or Have a Nice Bath," Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m., in SRL Room 115. The film is in Russian with English subtitles. This classic Russian romantic comedy is directed by Eldar Ryazanov.

 

FILM SHOWING:

Amnesty International and Students for Social Justice present "The Life of David Gale," a powerful film about capital punishment, Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m., in Sabin 203. For more information, contact Jessica Love at jesslove@uni.edu

 

ART EXHIBITION:

"Mitchell Squire Storied Toy: the Emotional and Imaginative Relationship Between a Boy and His Toys (plus a few other things)" African-American architect and artist Mitchell Squire is an assistant professor of architecture at Iowa State University whose work and writings focus on architecture and culture. The opening reception will be Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m., followed by "Under Our Feet," a performance featuring Squire, Rachel Norgaard and Theaster Gates, Jr. An artist’s lecture will take place Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. in KAB 111.

 
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.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE NIGHT:

Come out for this week's movie, "Rent." Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m., in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom.

 
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

 
DIVERSITY-COMMITTEE HEARINGS:

The CTE Diversity Committee is holding hearings to gather information relevant to the preparation of teachers for diversity. Thursday, Feb. 16, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m, in CME Room 109. The hearings will feature representatives from Waterloo Schools, John Deere and the College of Education. Faculty and students welcome. Contact Catherine Miller, associate professor of mathematics at miller@uni.edu or 3-2935.

 

CME OPEN HOUSE:

Celebrate the Center for Multicultural Education’s 35th anniversary at the CME (109 MAU) on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 2 to 5 p.m. Dip into finger foods while watching “The CME: 35 Years” slideshow, browsing through decades of scrapbooks and listening to an historical presentation and slideshow by author Hal S. Chase.

 

THE TOURNÉES FRENCH AND FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL:

The festival continues with “Viva Laldjerie,” a film about three women in repressive, Muslim, modern Algiers. (Contains adult materials.) Join us Thursday, March 2, 102 Sabin Hall, at 7 p.m. Films are in French with English subtitles. Free and open to the public. More info: http://fp.uni.edu/kimble/2006_Tournee_Films_UNI.htm

 

LEADERS ON LEADERSHIP:

"Leaders on Leadership" speakers give personal perspectives from their involvement in a variety of leadership roles, including President Koob's reflections, on March 2. Check out the full list of speakers and topics for these Thursday, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. presentations at http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/speakers-2006.pdf

 
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

AACS-PAIR APPLICANTS:

Academic Advising & Career Services is looking for undergraduate students with strong interpersonal skills and concern for others for the 2006 - 2007 PAIR staff. PAIRs are trained to provide major exploration tips, peer advising and referrals, scheduling assistance, and academic skill-building resources through AACS and in the residence halls. Additional information and applications are available at http://www.uni.edu/acs, our office in 111G Maucker Union, through any current PAIR or michele.peck@uni.edu Applications are due Monday, Feb. 20.

 

CAREER PEERS:

Looking for exciting and educational workshops for the student organization or residence hall that you advise? Career Peers (peer advisors) are available to provide 30-minute workshops on resume writing, resume critiques or interviewing at your next meeting. Help your students prepare for the Job & Internship Fair on March 1, graduation and the job search. Contact Becky Meyer at 3-6857 or becky.meyer@uni.edu to schedule a workshop.

 

CAPSTONE IN GREECE:

There are still a few openings for the June 2006 Capstone Study Abroad course in Greece. Come to the informational meeting at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, in SRL Room 14. Contact Gregory Bruess at bruess@uni.edu or 273-2752, or visit http://www.uni.edu/global/Greece

 

STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES:

Add adventure to your college experience. The UNI Study Abroad Center offers more than 300 programs in more than 40 countries. Programs are available in different languages, but most are in English. These programs combine academic study with fascinating experiences and lots of fun. Now on facebook.com too.

 

TEACHING WORKSHOP:

Attention future teachers. A "Romeo and Juliet" workshop will be offered Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., at AEA 267. In this workshop, participants will learn ways to engage students with differing abilities and various learning styles in discovering the meaning in Shakespeare’s text. To register, call 3-3679 or e-mail Amy.hunzelman@uni.edu

 
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 1,000-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.

 
 

 


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