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Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006

NEWS

CEDAR FALLS WATER TOWER TOUTS UNI:

Visitors to Cedar Falls will now know, without a doubt, they are entering Panther territory. UNI partnered with Cedar Falls Utilities to have the Panther athletics logo and the UNI nameplate printed on the 125-foot water tower on Lloyd Lane near the intersection of Greenhill and Hudson roads. The Lloyd Lane tower was scheduled for repainting this year as a part of regular maintenance. The new paint being applied -- including the new shade named UNI Purple -- has a 30-year life expectancy. The entire project should be complete by the end of September.

 
PRESIDENT'S PICNIC:

Faculty, staff and their families are invited to a picnic hosted by Ben and Pat Allen from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, on the south lawn of the president's home. Bring a lawn chair; food and table service will be provided.

 

PARKING FACILITY UPDATE:

Following input from campus and the multimodal-project task force, the Cabinet has concluded that the multimodal project presented to campus last spring will not move forward.

http://www.uni.edu/infosys/multimodal/index.shtml The task force that was expanded last spring met through June and worked on 1) reviewing campus parking and transit concerns; and 2) evaluating the feasibility of a parking facility that would meet our parking needs, fit within the campus master plan and be financially sound. The task force is continuing its work and will provide additional updates and opportunities for feedback as more information is available.

 

GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS:

The Graduate College and Graduate Council are announcing the competition for the following graduate student awards: Outstanding Master's Thesis Award, Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, Outstanding Creative Master's Thesis Award, Outstanding Master's Research Paper Award. Nominees must have earned their graduate degree in fall 2005, or spring or summer 2006. Student winners recieve a plaque and cash prize, and are recognized at the spring graduate faculty meeting. For nomination procedures, visit http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/internal.aspx

 

FIELDTRIP UNI:

Fieldtrip UNI is a new university initiative that promotes UNI as a destination for K-12 class visits. UNI deparrtments provide many opportunities for school groups to tour and to participate in hands-on activities on campus. For more informaiton visit http://www.uni.edu/fieldtrip

 

STUDENT E-MAIL ACCOUNTS TO BE REMOVED:

UNI e-mail accounts for students not registered for the fall semester are disabled, archived to tape, and removed from the server after the end of the third week of classes. This year, that process will begin on Monday, Sept. 11.

 

WRS SPORT-CLUB POLICIES:

Sport-Club games/matches/events are intended to be alcohol free whether the games take place on the West Campus Fields, Cedar Valley Youth Soccer Complex, the Intramural Fields or in the Wellness/Recreation Center. Other prohibited items include smoking, glass containers and pets. These policies apply for all attendees: club participants, students, faculty, staff, spouses and parents. Signs are posted as a reminder. Please respect the policies, game and the fields.

 
SPEAKERS BUREAU:

UNI takes pride in serving Iowa's communities through its Speakers Bureau program, which includes more than 175 presentation topics delivered by faculty and staff. The Speakers Bureau is an excellent resource for community and professional organizations. We encourage you to promote this service to groups with which you are affiliated. For more information on UNI's Speakers Bureau, or to become a member, visit www.uni.edu/pubrel/speakers, or contact Stacey Christensen at stacey.christensen@uni.edu or 3-3170.

 

RECOGNIZE UNI EMPLOYEES WITH A PANTHER FIRST NOMINATION:

Don't forget to thank the members of the UNI community who helped to get the semester started on the right foot. Nominate any UNI employee for a Panther First award by going to:
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/panther_first.shtml Call Robin at 3-3536 for more information.

 

 
 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCE

REGISTER FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SERIES:

Register now for Flight School, part of UNI's SOAR initiative to develop leadership in support of service, openness, accountability and respect. The fall series begins Tuesday, Sept. 12. Flight School is open to any university employee. To register, go to http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/soar/school.htm or call Robin at 3-3536.

 

BASIC BOOKKEEPING FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS:

The basics of bookkeeping and accounting for a small business will be offered on Tuesday, Sept. 12. The session is information-packed and free. Advanced registration is required as space is limited. Contact Katherine Cota-Uyar; katherine.cota@uni.edu; or 3-7350.

 
RUN/WALK FITNESS CLUB:

The intramural 100/200 mile Run/Walk Fitness Club is open to students, faculty, staff, spouses and retirees.
Registration begins Monday, Sept. 11, in WRC 101, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and will remain open for the fall semester.
The event begins once you have registered. The deadling for completing the mileage is Friday, Dec. 1.
Entry fee is $10 per person (cash, check, u-bill, or payroll deduction). For successful completion of either 100 or 200 miles, you will recieve an intramural 100/200 mile Run/Walk Fitness Club T-shirt.

 

NEED HELP ANALYZING YOUR DATA?:

The Department of Mathematics will provide its Statistical Consulting Lab (SCL) again during the 2006/2007academic year. The SCL is a free source of statistical support for routine data analyses and is available to UNI students, faculty and staff. Larger, more time-consuming projects are billed at reasonable rates. Contact Mark Jacobson, the director of the SCL, at 3-7172, or e-mail jacobson@cs.uni.edu to set up an appointment. Short courses will be offered in September, October and November on SPSS, SAS and other statistical software. Walk-in hours and course schedules at the SCL are posted at: http://www.cns.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL

 

 

 

EVENTS

 
CHILDREN'S BOOK DRIVE:

Help the UNI Student Reading Association spread literacy in the Cedar Valley. Now through Sept. 29, new or lightly used children's or young-adult books can be dropped off in the collection boxes located in Rod Library children's section, Baker Hall 110, CME, IRTS lab, SEC 113 and 116. For more information, contact Mariel at mgm454@uni.edu

 

RUSSIAN CLUB TO SHOW FILM:

The Russian Club will meet to watch "Night Watch" (Nochnoi dozor) (2004) at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5 in SRL 115. The film is in Russian with English subtitles. The film is based on the first book of a trilogy by the best-selling Russian sci-fi author Sergei Lukyanenko. It was an instant smash hit in Russia.

 

VOLUNTEER FAIR:

Find hundreds of opportunities to volunteer at the Volunteer Fair, Wednesday Sept. 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (come and go as you please) in Maucker Union. Open to all majors. Students who sign up to volunteer are eligible for a drawing to win tickets to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. For a list of participating organizations go to: http://www.vccv.org/.

 

SPEED CHANNEL'S 'PINKS' CREATOR AND HOST TO SPEAK:

Rich Christensen, creator and host of the Speed Channel's "Pinks®", will speak at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Christensen's show is rated no. 1 on the channel with more than 1 million viewers weekly. The show pits two contestants in a drag-racing format for a best three-out-of-five race, with the winner getting the pink slip for the other vehicle. Christensen is a 1986 UNI graduate. For more information, contact the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at 3-7350 or katherine.cota@uni.edu.

 

DIRECTOR/DESIGNER PRESENTATION FOR 'ANTIGONE':

Theatre UNI will host a director/designer presentation for the upcoming production of "Antigone" by Jean Anouilh on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Director Richard Glockner and the scenic, lighting, costumes and makeup designers will share their vision for producing this contemporary adaptation of Sophocles' classic tragedy that pits personal morality against political manipulation. Admission is free.

 

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL:

UNI Amnesty International will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, in Sabin 13. Amnesty International is an organization that promotes human rights. This semester the club will emphasize stopping torture and closing the Guantanamo Bay camp in Cuba. Amnesty works closely with the political advocacy group, UNI Students for Social Justice, which will discuss organizing for the November elections. Free homemade brownies for all who attend. Formore information, contact Shane Callahan at shanec@uni.edu.

 

BECKER MEMORIAL LECTURE:

The 33rd Annual Carl Becker Memorial Lecture in History will be presented by Mary Elizabeth Berry at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6, in Seerley 115. Berry is the Dean's Professor of East Asian History at the University of California, Berkeley. She will speak on "Samurai Trouble: Is Loyalty a Virtue?" The lecture is free and open to the public. For further information, contact wallace.hettle@uni.edu.

 

CASINO NIGHT AT MAUCKER UNION:

Try your luck at slots, black jack, roulette, poker and more from 8 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, in Maucker Union. Play for a chance to win more than $750 in prizes. Free refreshments. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

PRAIRIE POPULIST TO SPEAK:

Jim Hightower is a former Texas State Secretary of Agriculture and a leading voice for a sensible national budget that reduces military spending. He will speak at noon, Friday, Sept. 8, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Sponsored by UNI Students for Social Justice. For more information contact Shane Callahan at shanec@uni.edu.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The UNI football team will play in its first home game of the year, hosting North Dakota at 4:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome on Saturday, Sept. 9.
The Panther volleyball team hosts the UNI Invitational Sept. 8-9. The Panthers play Kansas State at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, then on Saturday they face Alabama at 12:30 p.m. and Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m. in the West Gym.
Softball will play two fall games on Sunday, Sept. 10, hosting Iowa Central at 1 p.m. and Kirkwood at 3 p.m.

 

PATRIOT DAY TRIBUTE TO 9/11 VICTIMS:

In honor and memory of the victims, heroes and survivors of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Northern Iowa Student Government invites students, faculty and staff to gather around the base of the Campanile at 8:55 a.m., Monday, Sept. 11, Patriot Day, to observe a moment of silence.

 

BUSINESS ETHICS EVENT:

The Wilson Series in Business Ethics will host two showings of "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room." The film will be shown on Monday, Sept. 11 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in Curris 109. Free and open to all. For more information, e-mail donna.wood@uni.edu

 

DISCUSS & DISCOVER DIVERSITY:

Cedar Valley Read and Share will host a discussion of "Bold Spirit: Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America" by Linda Lawrence Hunt, at the UNI Museum from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11. Diversity Reading and Sharing is a Cedar Valley Community Action Project sponsored by Cedar Falls and Waterloo Public Libraries, as well as the UNI Museums and the Cedar Falls Branch of AAUW.

 

HOLD IT- NATURAL AND CULTURAL CONTAINERS:

On Monday, Sept. 11, the UNI Museum will feature nature's containers and how they were adapted for our own uses, how we mimicked nature's forms in clay and fiber, and how we use synthetic materials to hold what we deem dear or necessary. The opening reception is Thursday, Sept. 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The exhibit runs through Dec. 3.

 

OFF-HUDSON PLAY READING: 'WELL':

Theatre UNI presents this "multicharacter theatrical exploration of issues of health and illness both in the individual and in a community" by Lisa Kron, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in CAC Room 108. Admission is free.
http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 

"WHITE PRIVILEGE: PERSONAL CHALLENGES AND SOCIAL CHANGE":

Read along, listen, or take part in the discussion about "White Privilage: Personal Challenges and Social Change." These essays by diversity keynote speaker Tim Wise will be read on Tuesday, Sept. 12 in the CME (MAU 109) as part of the Diversity Week celebration. To access the essays, or for more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education.

 

RELIGION AND RACISM IN THE U.S.:

Read, listen or take part in a discussion on "Religion and Racism in the United States" by keynote speaker Tim Wise. This hot topic dialogue will be facilitated by Fred Besthorn, associate professor of social work, from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Sept. 13 in the CME (MAU 109). Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education. http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

VOICES OF AFRICA:

Moving with the Rhythm of Life will perform on Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. This internationally acclaimed choral and percussion performance is sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education. http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

OPEN INTRAMURAL FANTASY FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT:

Registration: WRC 101, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 5-6. Play begins Sunday, Sept. 17 (NOTICE: Date change) Entry fee is $5 (open to students, faculty, staff, spouses, and retirees). Intramural T-shirts will be awarded to winner(s). Tournament format: Contact will be made via e-mail by 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, regarding league name and password (NOTICE: since the season starts on Thursday, Sept. 7, we will not start the scoring until week two.)

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Singer-songwriter Eliza Gilkyson will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. In February of 2003, Gilkyson is a member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 
CAMPANILE IS 80:

The UNI Campanile is celebrating its 80th birthday and you're invited. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18 in the Campanile Plaza with refreshments and a concert by carillonneur Karel Keldermans. For more information visit http://www.uni-foundation.org.

 

WHIRLING DERVISHES COMING TO GBPAC:

A traveling company of Whirling Dervishes from Turkey will perform in the GBPAC at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18. The dervishes represent one of many traditions in the Sufi orders of mystical Islam. Their circular dance imitates the order of the universe, and its performance is a form of religious devotion. Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy & Religion and the Iowa Dialog Center. Tickets are $8 for UNI faculty, staff and students, and may be purchased at the GBPAC Box Office: http://www.gbpac.com/season/artists/whirling.shtml

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

FAMILY WEEKEND IS SEPT. 15 - 17:

Get your tickets for Family Weekend events. Visit http://www.uni.edu/familyweekend/ for a list of Family Weekend activities.

 

TAE KWON-DO:

The UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club is UNI's oldest, active sport club, and the oldest Collegiate Tae Kwon-Do program in America. Students of any skill level, age, gender, or physical conditioning can learn the Korean Art. New students may join anytime during the year and practice up to five times per week, Mondays through Thursdays, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and Fridays, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All practices are held in WRC 176.

For more information visit http://www.UNITKD.com

 
NISG ELECTIONS:

NISG is looking for potential candidates for the special election to be held in October. Election packets may be picked up in the NISG Office, located in the top level of the Maucker Union in the Student Involvement and Activities Center. Election packets are due by noon, Tuesday, Sept. 19. UNI students of any classification may run for a senate seat. Students not interested in running for a senate seat, can get involved in a university committee. Committee applications are available at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg.

 

 

 


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