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Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006

NEWS

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.

 

UNI PURPLE TRIVIA:

Friday, Oct. 6, is UNI Purple Pride Day. Play UNI Purple Trivia and win a free UNI T-shirt. The first three faculty or staff to correctly answer a question by 11 a.m. today (Thursday, Sept. 7) win a UNI Purple For Life long-sleeve T-shirt. There will be three winners per question. Visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/trivia.

 

SEALED BID SALE:

UNI is offering several items of equipment for sealed bid. These items will be sold "as is." For sale details, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/453.html.

 

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. Drive out and take a look!

 

P&S JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include Systems Administrator, Information Technology, Vice President for Administration & Finance; Programmer Analyst/Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning, Information Technology Service (ITS) Information Systems; Academic Support Specialist, Culture & Intensive English Program (CIEP), International Programs; Assistant Concessions Manager, UNI-Dome Operations; and Event Management Director, GBPAC. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

 
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 departments 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

 

PRINT SERVICES ANNOUNCES COLOR-COPY SPECIAL:

From Friday, Sept. 1 to Friday, Sept. 29, all 8 1/2 x 11 color copies are 50 cents per side, and 11 x 17 copies are 75 cents per side. Further price reductions are available for large copy jobs. Print Services is located in the Physical Plant building. For more information call 3-2448 or visit http://www.printservices.uni.edu

 

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.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCE

'WHAT THE BEST COLLEGE TEACHERS DO' BOOK STUDY:

A faculty book study of Bain's "What the Best College Teachers Do" will take place at 4 p.m. in ITTC 125/126 on the following Thursdays: Sept. 14, Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Oct. 26, and Nov. 9. Chapter 1 (What Do They Know About How We Learn) will be the focus for the first meeting. A copy of the book is on reserve at the library so participants may make personal copies of particular chapters. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu.

 
TEACHING-LEARNING CONSORTIUM LISTSERV AVAILABLE:

Interested in activities and conversation related to enhancing your college classroom teaching and your students' learning? Then subscribe to the Teaching-Learning Consortium Listserv. This listserv will provide information about such activities as well as opportunities to converse with others about teaching and learning at UNI. To subscribe, send a message to mailserv@uni.edu which contains the message: SUB TeachingLearningConsortium. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at heston.uni.edu.

 

HP COLOR LASERJET SERIES:

A C9702A Yellow HP Color Laserjet Printer Cartridge for HP Laserjet Series 1500-2500 is available from the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center by calling 3-7350 or e-mailing katherine.cota@uni.edu.

 

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:

Learn the basics of bookkeeping and accounting for your small business from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12, in CBB 3. Information packed. Free. Advanced registration is required as space is limited. For more information, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at katherine.cota@uni.edu; or 3-7350.

 

PERSONAL TRAINING:

Consider a personal trainer to inspire you to reach your fitness goals. For more information, contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu

 
 

 

EVENTS

 

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.

 

SAXOPHONE GUEST ARTIST RECITAL:

David Camwell, director of saxophone and jazz studies at Simpson College, will perform with pianist Ron Albrecht at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 in GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The UNI football team will play 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., Friday, and 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 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.

 

UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING:

The first University Faculty Senate meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, in the Great Reading Room of Seerley Hall. Meetings are open.

 

WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES ADVISORY BOARD MEETING:

The Women's and Gender Studies Advisory Board Meeting will take place at noon Monday, Sept. 11, in Baker 161. Board meetings are open to all.

 

CULTURAL FOOD FESTIVAL:

Kick off the beginning of Diversity Week with the annual Cultural Food Festival. Student organizations as well as groups from off campus will showcase tastes from around the world, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 11, outside of Maucker Union. Sponsored by the Student Involvement and Activities Center.

 

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 2003, Gilkyson became a member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

HUMAN RACE MACHINE:

Human Race Machine: There's No Gene For Race. Morphing technology allows you to see yourself as a different race. Sponsored by the CAB. Available Diversity Week, Monday, Sept. 11 through Friday, Sept. 16, in the Maucker Union Lobby. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

T-SHIRT SALE:

Unique T-shirts, bumper stickers and buttons will be available during the outdoor event kicking off Diversity Week. This will be outside Maucker Union from 11 a.m to 1:30 p.m on Monday, Sept, 11. This is a fundraising event for UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society.

 

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 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, and from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 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 to 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.

 

IMPROV COMEDY AUDITIONS:

Auditions for Half-Masted, the UNI improv troupe, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 11 and 12, in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang 040. Sign up at the theater before Sept. 8. No prior experience needed. Rehearsals are Tuesday and Friday evenings. Performance dates are Nov. 16 through 18. For further information, e-mail shaw@math.uni.edu.

 

TROMBONE FACULTY RECITAL:

Christopher Buckholz, trombonist, with Sean Botkin, pianist, will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

SIGMA XI SEMINAR:

The Sigma Xi Seminar "Sex, Switching and Pathogenesis: Unique Relationships in Candida, the Most Pervasive Fungal Pathogen," will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the McCollum Science Hall 137 (Lantz Auditorium). Presented by David Soll, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Iowa. The talk is free and open to the public.

 

DIFFERENT VOICES: A STUDENT FORUM:

Different Voices: A Student Forum will be from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the CME (MAU 109). Students from different ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation and other diverse backgrounds share and answer questions on their experiences. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme

 

UNI HOST'S CHAMBER'S BREAKFAST:

UNI will sponsor the Chambers' Good Morning Cedar Valley breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, on the UNI-Dome floor. The breakfast features a short program with updates from city officials, sponsors and a brief welcome by President Allen. There is no cost to attend. Reservations are required. RSVP to the Greater Cedar Valley Chamber - Cedar Falls, 266-3593.

 

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 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. 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':

Participate in this discussion facilitated by philosophy professor Harry Brod from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, CME (MAU 109) as part of Diversity Week. For keynote speaker Tim Wise's related essays or more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/divweek06.htm. 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.

 

APPLE PROMO:

Information Technology Services and Apple Computer will showcase the latest products from Apple from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, and Thursday, Sept. 14, in the ITTC building (formerly East Gym) Room 36. The "Buy a Mac, get a free iPod nano" promotion is in effect until Sept. 16. There will also be a drawing for two Apple iPods (need not be present to win). Representatives from the Computer Sales office and UNI Apple Campus Representatives will be on hand from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, to assist you with any questions you may have.

 

MOVIE DRIVE-IN STYLE: CRASH:

The CME will show "Crash," one of the most talked about movies of the year, from 9 to 11 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13. Free popcorn and pop.

 

DISASTERS NATURAL AND OTHERWISE: RACE, CLASS AND NEW ORLEANS:

At 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in CME, keynote speaker Tim Wise discusses the Katrina disaster and how race and class were instrumental in the aftermath of these terrible events. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or call 3-2250. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education.

 
RACE IS NOT A CARD: CHALLENGING RACISM, PRIVILEGE, AND WHITE DENIAL IN AMERICA:

Focusing on the different sides of racism in the U.S.; well-known anti-racist author Tim Wise will present at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in the CME. Wise has spoken in 48 states and at more than 400 college campuses. Reception and book signing following. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or call 3-2250. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The folk-rock duo Big Blue Sky will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

FUNDS FOR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS Q & A:

This event offers a step-by-step explanation of how an organization's diverse activities can receive on-campus funding. The event includes a Q&A panel and an information packet. It will take place Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the CME.

 
MILWAUKEE FIELD TRIP:

The International Club of Business Students is going to Milwaukee, Wisc., on Sept. 20-22. There will be a diverse group of speakers and tours. For more information, contact christine.schrage@uni.edu or dame223@uni.edu, or call 3-2126. Students will tour businesses and meet with business leaders.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 


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