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Thursday, Sept. 14, 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

 

DR. PHILLIP G. HUBBARD AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR:

The Dr. Phillip G. Hubbard Award for Outstanding Educator at UNI recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. All tenured UNI faculty members with five years or more of full time UNI service are eligible. For an application, or for more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/vpaa or call Jeff Weld at 3-3595. The deadline is Friday, Oct. 6.

 

BETA TEST FOR NEW E-MAIL SYSTEM:

ITS is currently implementing Oracle Collaborations Suite to be used as UNI's primary e-mail system. In preparation, a testing session will begin in late September. ITS is seeking about 50 students and 50 faculty and staff to participate in this testing session. To participate, contact Vivian Dragu at viviana.dragu@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

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

ASSESSING COURSE EFFECTIVENESS EARLY:

At 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in the ITTC 125/126, Doug Shaw will discuss using the Small Group Instructional Diagnostic (SGID) procedure to assess course effectiveness. This procedure emphasizes collecting data early in the semester through a small group consensus process, allowing instructors to make course adjustments during the current term. Faculty who have used SGID in the past will share their experiences. Sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Consortium. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu.

 

SAS SHORT COURSE OFFERED:

There will be an 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.

 

FAST TRACK TO FUNDING: INTRO TO OSP & GRANT SEEKING:

The Office of Sponsored Programs' first monthly brown bag lunch will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in CME 109. There will be an overview of OSP services and grant seeking hints. New faculty are especially invited. To RSVP, contact 3-3217 or osp@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.

 

SEPTEMBER WORDS OF WELLNESS:

The UNI employee wellness newsletter is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec, under Employee Wellness. To be added to the Wellness mailing list to receive a hard copy, contact Kathy Green at 3-6921 or kathy.green@uni.edu.

 

EVENTS

OPEN CO-REC KICKBALL TOURNAMENT:

Entry forms are available at WRC Room 101 the week of Sept. 11. Registration is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 18-20, at WRC Room 101 and is limited to the first 12 teams. The tournament schedule will be e-mailed and posted after 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, on the WRC IM bulletin board. Tournament play begins at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24 (Rain date: Sunday, Oct. 15), at the Intramural Fields. There is an entry fee of $20 per team. Open to all students, faculty and staff.

 
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.

 

ROD LIBRARY FAMILY WEEKEND GIVEAWAY:

Stop by the Rod Library during Family Weekend to register your favorite student and/or family member for door prizes. Students can win a copy of "University of Northern Iowa," a pictorial history of UNI, and family members can win the library's cookbook, "Between the Bookends." Self-guided tours of the library will be available. Rod Library will be open during normal weekend hours.

 

FRIENDS AND FAMILY WEEKEND 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, UNI assistant professor of music, 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.

 

CAMPANILE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION:

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

 

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

 

TRUMPET FACULTY RECITAL:

Randy Grabowski, trumpeter with Sean Botkin, piano will perform works by Vladimir Urovsky, John Williams, Alan Schmitz, Harold Shapero, and Allen Vizzutti at 8 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 19 in GBPAC, Davis Hall.

 

BOOK DISCUSSION AND SIGNING:

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, University Book & Supply will host a discussion and book signing with Jeffrey S. Copeland, head and professor of English and author of "Inman's War: A Soldier's Story of Life in a Colored Battalion in WWII."

 

GEORGE CARLIN COMING TO GALLAGHER-BLUEDORN:

Thursday, Sept. 21, the GBPAC's 2006-2007 season is kicking off with comedian George Carlin. Tickets have been selling so quickly for the 7:30 p.m. performance that a second show has been added at 9:30 p.m. The performance will contain adult content/language. For tickets call 273-SHOW, visit http://www.gbpac.com, or stop by the Box Office.

 

QUETZAL COATLICUE MEXICAN AZTEC DANCE GROUP AT UNI:

This interactive dance performance will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. The Quetzal dances display the history of the indigenous Aztec people and the relationship between the human race and the universe. Learn more about the historical and contemporary struggles depicted through these ceremonial dances. Sponsored by the CME as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme/hhm06.htm or call 3-2250.

 

HAIRSPRAY TO SHOW AT THE GALLAGHER-BLUEDORN:

At 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 25 and 26, Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical-comedy phenomenon, "Hairspray," is taking the stage at the GBPAC. The musical will take you back to 1962 in Baltimore, as Tracy Turnblad sets out to dance her way onto TV's most popular show. Can a big girl with big dreams - and even bigger hair - change the world... and still have time to win the boy she loves? It's the winner of eight 2003 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. For tickets call 273-SHOW, visit http://www.gbpac.com, or stop by the Box Office.

 

WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATION MAJORS:

Future classroom teachers, participate in "Building Character Through Found Objects" from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept 29, in SEC 303. Learn how to create an art assemblage using old junk and discover how the process can be used to help build students' self awareness, improve their learning performance, and build self worth. To register, contact Amy Hunzelman at amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

FAMILY WEEKEND EVENTS: http://www.uni.edu/familyweekend/

 

UNI CAREER FAIR:

From 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at the UNI-Dome, more than 180 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.

 
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.

 

 

 

 


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