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Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006

NEWS

A NOTE FROM JAMES LUBKER, INTERIM PROVOST AND VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS:
UNI PRESIDENTIAL INSTALLATION SET FOR SEPT. 29

UNI professors are free to cancel classes between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29, to allow students, faculty and staff to attend the installation of Benjamin Allen as UNI's ninth president. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Classes will resume at 1 p.m. The installation of a university president is a unique and important event on any campus, and I hope as many members of our community as possible will be able to experience the installation. If you have not already done so, please return your installation RSVP card or visit http://www.uni.edu/installation to confirm your attendance in the procession or at the reception.

 

FACULTY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSIGNMENTS:

The deadline for tenured faculty members to submit a Professional Development Assignment application is 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25. Instructions for preparing the application can be found at http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/internal.aspx Contact Sue Joslyn, associate dean of the Graduate College, with questions at 3-3399 or sue.joslyn@uni.edu.

 

UNI DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARD:

The deadline for submitting nominations for the UNI Distinguished Scholar Award is Monday, Oct. 9. Senior scholars and artists with a long and distinguished record of publications, exhibits and/or creative activities, while a member of the UNI faculty, are eligible for this award. For instructions and nomination form, visit http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/internal.aspx. Contact Sue Joslyn, associate dean of the Graduate College, with questions at 3-3399 or sue.joslyn@uni.edu.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

There are 432 international students, representing 75 different countries, enrolled at UNI. Seventy of UNI's international students are from Saudi Arabia, making Saudi students the largest international group at UNI for the first time.

 

PURPLE FOR LIFE BUTTONS AVAILABLE:

As part of UNI's Purple Pride Day, October 6, "UNI Purple For Life" buttons are available for UNI employees. If your department would like buttons, come to University Marketing & Public Relations, 126 East Bartlett Hall. The buttons will be available at the front desk. The buttons are availalbe on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring a bag or box for transporting the buttons if you are picking them up for your department.

 

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.

 

PRINT SERVICES ANNOUNCES COLOR-COPY SPECIAL:

Through 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

 

LIBRARY PHOTOCOPY PAYMENT CHANGES:

The library is planning to modify the current payment options offered for public photocopy machines. By the beginning of the spring semester the library will initiate a "charge to u-bill" option for the five black-and-white photocopy machines and the one soon-to-be-ordered color copier/printer. For more information see http://www.library.uni.edu/access/circulation/cashtocard.shtml

 

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.

 

P & S POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

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

 

USHERS NEEDED:

Theatre UNI needs volunteer ushers for "Antigone" and "The Dick Gibson Show." Sign-up and receive free admission to the show. No experience needed. Performance dates are Oct. 5 through 15 and Nov. 3 through 12. Stop by or call the Strayer-Wood Box Office at 3-6381. Or e-mail jamielgates@gmail.com

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCE

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in CBB 3 there will be a meeting on how to write a business plan. Learn the components of a business plan and what makes an effective plan. Information packed. Free. Advanced registration is required as space is limited. For more information, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at katherine.cota@uni.edu, or call 3-7350.

 

UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING:

The next University Faculty Senate meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in the Great Reading Room of Seerley Hall. Meetings are open.

 

ACADEMIC RIGOR FACULTY DISCUSSION:

All faculty members are invited to participate in discussions of academic rigor at UNI. The first meeting of the fall semester is at noon Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Presidential Room of Maucker Union. Contact Sue Joslyn, chair of the University Faculty, with any questions at 3-3399 or sue.joslyn@uni.edu.

 

WHAT DO THE BEST COLLEGE TEACHERS KNOW?:

At 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in ITTC 125/126, there will be a discussion of Chapter 2 of Bain's (2004) book, "What the Best College Teachers Do." This chapter focuses on how these teachers think about student learning, issues of student motivation and discouragement and taking a developmental view of learning. A copy of the text is on reserve at the library. Attendance at previous sessions is NOT required. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu. Sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Consortium.

 
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. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu. Sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Consortium.

 
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

 

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

DIRECTOR/DESIGNERS PRESENTATION: THE DICK GIBSON SHOW:

"A Look Behind Talk Radio" will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Director Jay Edelnant will share his history with the show and vision for Theatre UNI’s production. Designers Leonard Curtis, Valerie Henderson (for designer Carol Colburn), Mark Parrott, and Sandy Nordahl will share their research, renderings, models and other materials that will serve as the basis for producing this talk-radio dark comedy at the Strayer-Wood. Admission is free.

 

RUSSIAN FILM: 'DAY WATCH':

The Russian Club will show "Day Watch" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Lang 21. "Day Watch" is the sequel to the best-selling novel and blockbuster film “Night Watch.” A man who serves in the war between the forces of Light and Dark comes into possession of a device that can restore life to Moscow, which is nearly destroyed by an apocalyptic event. There will be no English subtitles, however, interpreters will be available.

 

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.

 

DANCE/MUSIC LECTURE:

The CHFA Lecture Series presents Jason Weinberger, conductor of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. The topic is: "Music Moves: An exploration of dance music from Bach to breakbeats."

 
CHILDREN'S BOOK DRIVE:

The UNI Student Reading Association is sponsoring a children's book drive through Sept. 29. Please drop off new and lightly used children's and young adult books in the collection boxes located in IRTS, SEC 113, SEC 116, Rod Library Children's Section, CME, and Baker 110. Contact Mariel at mgm454@uni.edu for more information.

 

OPEN CO-REC KICKBALL TOURNAMENT:

Registration is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. now through Wednesday, Sept. 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.

 

GREEN BIKE TOUR:

Come see the Green Bike Tour riders at the CEEE at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21. The rider's bikes will be equipped with solar panels that produce electricity to help with uphill rides and play music. Thursday is the first of eight days the bikers will ride through five Midwestern states demonstrating that renewable energy strengthens rural economies and secures America’s energy future.

 
THURSDAZE MOVIE: 'PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN TWO: DEAD MAN'S CHEST':

Come see the summer blockbuster movie, "Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest" at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley. Free refreshments. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

INGMAR BERGMAN FILM SERIES:

Showings of three powerfully provocative films directed by the renowned Ingmar Bergman, each an intense and engaging exploration of the human psyche and spirit will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays in Lang Room 8: Thursday, Sept. 21 - "Through a Glass Darkly"; Thursday, Sept. 28 - "Winter Light"; Thursday, Oct. 5 - "The Silence." Sponsered by the English Department. Free.

 

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.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The UNI Soccer team hosts the Panther Invitational at the CVYSA Complex. The Panthers will play Winona State at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22. UNI will face Western Illinois at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24.

 

UNI CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER FUNDRAISER:

A yard sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, on the front lawn of the Price Lab School. Rain location is the PLS gymnasium. Items for sale include: baby furniture, supplies and equipment; clothing of all sizes and gender; shoes; baked items; toys/games/books; furniture. All proceeds will go to Child Development Center Playground fund. Items can be donated for the sale at the PLS Child Development Center until 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Austin folksinger Steve Brooks will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. Best-known for writing a song-a-week for Jim Hightower's radio show, he's also had music in two films and appeared in two more, including the 2004 release "Barbecue: A Texas Love Story." Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

10th ANNUAL LELAND WILSON LECTURE:

Paul G. Wenthold, associate professor of chemistry at Purdue University, will speak on "Conceptual Models in Science Education: From Heisenberg to Phase Space Theory, Illustrations of Quantum Mechanics in Everyday Life," at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in 201 McCollum Science Hall. A wine and cheese reception will follow. Free and open to the public. RSVPs to 3-2437 appreciated.

 
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.

 

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH SHOWING ON CAMPUS:

The film, "An Inconvenient Truth," will be shown at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the CEEE. A panel discussion will follow each showing. Music by Joe Paulik will begin at 4:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Michaela Rich, 3-3689, michaela.rich@uni.edu

 

MIND, BODY, SPIRIT TRAINING:

Learn to teach the fundamental principles behind UNI’s Mind, Body & Spirit class. Open to the public and UNI community. The two-day course is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. The course fee is $65. Apply at WRC, Room 101. For more information, contact Dana Foster at dana.foster@uni.edu.

 

INDOOR CYCLING TRAINING:

There will be a course on how to design and teach spinnercise from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. This course will cover and practice interval training, jumps, hills, sprints and music to motivate. Open to the public and UNI community. The course fee is $65. Apply at WRC, Room 101. For more information, contact Dana Foster at dana.foster@uni.edu.

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

NISG CONDUCTING SPECIAL ELECTIONS:

Northern Iowa Student Government will conduct a special election on Tuesday, Oct. 11, and Wednesday, Oct. 12, online via MyUniverse. Students interested in running for a Senate position can obtain more information by e-mailing nisg@uni.edu, visiting http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg, or calling 3-2650. Candidates need to pick up an election packet in the NISG office (located upstairs in the Maucker Union inside of the Student Involvement and Activities Center). The packet due date is at noon Tuesday, Sept. 19.

 

KOOB FUND FOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT STIPENDS AVAILABLE:

The newly launched Robert and Yvonne Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement provides stipends to students who are interning in nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies and UNI outreach programs in northeast Iowa. Stipends are available to undergraduate and graduate students of any major. (Stipend amounts range from $900 to $7000, depending on number of hours and status. Other guidelines apply.) Students who are interning NOW in northeast Iowa may apply for support. Deadline for fall 2006 interns is Wednesday, Sept. 27. The deadline for students who wish to intern in the spring semester is Wednesday, Nov. 1. Contact Paul Lee, assistant director of American Humanics for guidelines and an application at plee@uni.edu.

 

LAW SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVES ON CAMPUS:

Several law school representatives 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.

 
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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