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Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006

NEWS

PRESIDENT'S FACULTY ADDRESS AVAILABLE ONLINE:

For those unable to attend President Allen's address at the Fall Faculty meeting on Aug. 28, it's posted at

http://www.uni.edu/pres/speeches/faculty.shtml

 

UNI PURPLE PRIDE TRIVIA WINNERS:

Congratulations to the following Purple Pride Trivia winners: Carol Phillips, Susan Kempf, Janet Witt, Kathy Wyss, Bev Riess, Traci Brown, Sharon Drachenberg, Vee Shaffer, Siobahn Morgan, Lisa Frush, Molly Wilson and Amy Schipper. Answers to Purple Pride Trivia questions: Q: How many UNI alumni educators work in Black Hawk County? A: 1,066. Q: How many UNI alumni live in Black Hawk County? A: 9,685. Q: How many UNI alumni live in Iowa? A: 55,080. Q: How many students from Black Hawk County attend UNI? A: 1,891.

 

REGENTS STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARDS:

This award is presented annually to Professional and Scientific employees who have made outstanding contributions during their careers. Candidates should exemplify staff excellence at UNI and been employed at UNI for a minimum of five years. To view the nomination form, or for more information, visit

https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/bbs/bbs_candidate.cgi or go to MyUNIverse. Nominations should be submitted by Friday, Sept. 22.

 
CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION MAP AVAILABLE ONLINE:

Facilities Services has updated the campus construction map, which is available online at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/construction_map.htm. The map shows the areas of campus that will be under construction throughout this year. If you have any questions regarding these projects, contact Facilities Services at 3-2611.

 

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 visiting:
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/panther_first.shtml For more information, call Robin at 3-3536.

 
P&S JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include foundation accountant. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

MERIT VACANCIES:

To view Merit vacancies, visit
http://www.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp

 
TUTORS NEEDED:

Classic Upward Bound is looking for tutors to work with high school students in the areas of: math, science, English and Spanish/French/German for after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:35 to 4:45 p.m. and/or 6 to 8 p.m. Tutorials are held at Waterloo East and West High Schools and UNI-CUE. For an application or more information, call 433-1250.

 

FALL CREATIVE DRAMA CLASSES:

The Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, is offering creative drama classes for children in kindergarten through high school. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis/classes/index.html or call 3-6387.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCE

TALKING TEACHING AND LEARNING MEETING:

An interdisciplinary group of faculty will meet on Friday, Sept. 15, at 3:30 p.m. in ITTC 125/126. The group will discuss: 1) The thing that I'm doing now that really seems to enhance my students' learning is ...; and 2) Perhaps the best thing I can do to further enhance/maximize student learning in my classes would be ... These meetings are open to anyone, although physical space is limited. Contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu for more information.

 

SAS SHORT COURSE OFFERED:

There will be a SAS short course offered by the Statistical Consulting Lab from 11 a.m. to noon or 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in the ITTC 234. For more information, visit http://www.cns.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL/. To RSVP, or for further information, contact Mark Jacobson at jacobson@cns.uni.edu or 3-7172.

 

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.

 

'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.

 

CONFERENCE ON COMMERCIALIZING CREATIVE ENDEAVORS:

UNI will host the second annual conference from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in the CME. UNI faculty, staff and students are invited to exhibit projects in any stage of commercialization. If you would like to exhibit a poster or table top display over the lunch hour, contact Jill Trainer at jill.trainer@uni.edu or call 3-3282.

 
RUN/WALK FITNESS CLUB:

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

 

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

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, through Friday, Sept. 15, in the Maucker Union Lobby. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

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 HOSTS CHAMBERS' 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:

The new exhibition at the UNI Museum features 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.

 

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.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE:

Come see the blockbuster move, "The Lake House," starring Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves, at 7 and 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Free refreshments provided.

 
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.

 

FREE DANCE CONCERT:

At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, there will be a free dance concert in the Russell Hall Auditorium presented by the UNI International Dance Theatre, Orchesis Dance Company and UNI Repertory Dance Theatre. Enjoy folk dances, ballroom, and art dances such as jazz, modern and tap. For more information about dance at UNI, visit http://www.uni.edu/dance.

 

ORGAN FACULTY RECITAL:

Kui-Im Lee, organist, will perform works by Pachelbel, J.S. Bach, Brahms, Ives, Schwabe and Reger at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, in GBPAC, Jebe Hall. Free.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The Panther football team will host South Dakota State at 4:06 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. The Panther soccer team hosts Valparaiso at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at the CVYSA Complex. The Panther volleyball team hosts North Dakota State at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, in the West Gym.

 

KUNI PRESENTS:

The KUNI concert series continues at The Reverb on Saturday, Sept. 16, with Austin-based guitarist, singer and songwriter, Chris Duarte. Chris is already being compared with the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. Duarte performs with the Savoy Truffle. Showtime is 9 p.m. For complete concert information, visit http://www.kuniradio.org.

 

CONSTITUTION DAY:

As part of UNI's celebration of Constitution Day, two former members of the U.S. House of Representatives will participate in the Hoxie Forum on Congress, the President and the Balance of Power, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in Lang Auditorium. A reception will follow from 5 to 6 p.m. Former Reps. Sam Coppersmith (D-AZ), and Manuel Lujan (R-NM) will visit campus as part of the Congress to Campus program. The program provides educational content on the U.S. Congress and promotes careers in public service. As part of their two-day visit, they will also visit selected UNI classes and the Price Laboratory School.

 

CARILLON CONCERT:

Guest artist is carilloneur Karel Keldermans who was appointed Carillonneur for the Rees Memorial Carillon in 1976. He will play the carillon at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18.

 

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.

 

SEE THE WHIRLING DERVISHES:

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 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

 

PANTHER FOOTBALL VS. IOWA STATE:

UNI Panther Football takes on Iowa State in Ames Saturday, Sept. 30. Game time is 6 p.m. Call the UNI Ticket Office for game tickets. Fans are encouraged to visit the UNI Panther tent, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the stadium grounds, at the corner of South 16th Street and Elwood Drive. Visit with Panther fans and enjoy some purple and gold fanfare. No RSVPs required. Contact the UNI Alumni Association for more information.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR:

International Opportunities Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the Maucker Union. Meet participants and program staff. Learn about more than 300 programs in 50 countries. Get financial and credit questions answered. Door prizes.

 

STUDY ABROAD OPEN HOUSE:

Study Abroad Open House will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, in Baker Hall 161. Meet past-participants and program staff. Learn about more than 300 programs in 50 countries. Get financial and credit questions answered. Door prizes.

 

UNI CAREER FAIR

From 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at the UNI-Dome, more than 170 organizations, and graduate/professional schools will be on hand to visit with students and alumni. All majors, freshmen through seniors, graduate students and alumni are welcome. Sign up with select employers for interviews that will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 19. For more information on the organizations participating and the majors they're seeking, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs/careerservices/events/careerfair/organization_list_2005.html

 

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION ORIENTATION MEETINGS:

Fall Co-op/Internship Program orientation meetings will take place 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 and 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20. Both meetings will be in CBB 109. Students can learn the value of internships, how to become involved in the Co-op/Internship Program, and how to benefit from Career Services.

 

LAW SCHOOLS ON CAMPUS:

Representatives from several law schools will be on campus to meet with interested students. The University of Minnesota Law School will have a coffee and breakfast meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Hemisphere Lounge in Maucker Union. Ohio Northern University's Pettit College of Law will have pizza and drinks at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in Sabin 027. The University of Kansas School of Law will have a coffee and breakfast meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Hemisphere Lounge in Maucker Union.

 

TAE KWON-DO:

The UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club is UNI's longest, active-sport club, and the oldest collegiate Tae Kwon-Do program in America. Students of any skill level, age, gender or physical condition 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

 
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 from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the CME.

 
MILWAUKEE FIELD TRIP:

The International Club of Business Students is going to Milwaukee, Wis., 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.

 

PANTHER POSSE SHIRTS AND REGISTRATION:

Registration will continue for this year's Panther Posse. However, for those not registered by Saturday, Sept. 16, the purple Panther Posse T-shirt is not guaranteed, but the basketball shirt will still be available. The Panther student fan club is nearing a record 2,000 students! Visit http://www.unipanthers.com to register. For those students who have registered and not yet picked up their shirts, they will be available Thursday, Sept. 14 and Friday, Sept. 15, in front of the West Gym and before the football game on Saturday, Sept. 16, outside the northeast entrance of the UNI-Dome.

 

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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