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Thursday, Sept. 21, 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. 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. 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.

 

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. For more information, contact Sue Joslyn 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. For more information, contact Sue Joslyn at 3-3399 or sue.joslyn@uni.edu.

 

PANTHER FRIDAYS ARE HERE:

The UNI Alumni Association and University Book & Supply are sponsoring Panther Fridays, a free program for businesses and individuals celebrating UNI. The campus community is invited to participate. It's easy – wear purple and gold every Friday of the year.  Almost 60 businesses with more than 3,000 employees already have signed up. Now it's UNI's turn. Every week there will be a drawing and prizes awarded for a UNI Office of the Week. Additionally, every employee in each office who registers receives a 10 percent discount on UNI apparel at University Book & Supply.  For more information and to register, visit http://www.unialum.org/pantherfridays/

 

PURPLE FOR LIFE BUTTONS AVAILABLE:

As part of UNI's Purple Pride Day, Oct. 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 and are available 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.

 

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 one soon-to-be-ordered color copier/printer. For more information, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/access/circulation/cashtocard.shtml

 

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 Oct. 15 and Nov. 3 through Nov.12. Stop by or call the Strayer-Wood Box Office at 3-6381 or e-mail jamielgates@gmail.com

 

HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

You have enough things to haul to and from campus. Half and long lockers are available for rent. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu. Sign-up is also available at Health Beat; just ask a fitness supervisor.

 

EXERCISE ADHERENCE:

Attention faculty and staff: If you are interested in starting an exercise routine, and don’t want to do it alone, 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

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCE

METAPHORS WE TEACH BY:

Jerry Soneson will facilitate a discussion of "Metaphors We Teach By" at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in ITTC 125/126. One way to examine our teaching is to discover and explore a key metaphor that captures what is distinctive and important about our own individual style of teaching, providing a framework for our own professional development. Are you a border collie (a Parker Palmer metaphor)? An orchestra conductor? A miner of hidden gems? Come prepared to discuss your own metaphors of teaching. Sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Consortium. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu.

 

SSPS SHORT COURSE OFFERED:

There will be an SSPS short course offered by the Statistical Consulting Lab from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 or from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in Sabin 227. Taught by Mark Jacobson. For more information, visit http://www.cns.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL/. To RSVP, e-mail jacobson@cns.uni.edu or call 3-7172.

 
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.

 

WORDS OF WELLNESS NEWSLETTER:

The September UNI employee wellness newsletter is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/. To receive a hard copy of newsletters and fitness program brochures, e-mail kathy.green@uni.edu.

 

 

EVENTS

GEORGE CARLIN COMING TO GALLAGHER-BLUEDORN:

Thursday, Sept. 21, the GBPAC's 2006-2007 season kicks 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.

 

GREEN BIKE TOUR:

Come see the Green Bike Tour riders at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in the CEEE. The riders' 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.

 

DISTINGUISHED HUMANITIES LECTURE:

At 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in SEC 245, William S. Maltby, professor of History Emeritus at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, will give a lecture on the writing of his Western Civ/Humanities textbook (with Steven C. Hause, Western Civilization: A History of Western Society, Wadsworth). Maltby is a distinguished historian of sixteenth-century Europe, and author of "The Black Legend in England: The Development of Anti-Spanish Sentiment," 1558-1660 (Duke U Press); "Alba: A biography of Fenando Alvarez de Toledo,Third Duke of Alba," 1507-1660 (U. of Calif Press); "The Reign of Charles V" (Palgrave/Macmillan); and "Reformation Europe: A Guide to Research II" (Ctr for Reformation Research).

 

SPECIAL FARMERS MARKET EVENT:

Did you know UNI Dining Services is a national leader in featuring foods grown on local farms? From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, local farmers will offer their seasonal products at the southwest entrance of Maucker Union in a mini farmers market. Look for the "Buy Fresh, Buy Local" logo on local products featured this week and throughout the year at Prexy's and other dining centers on campus. For more information, contact Gale Secor at 3-6036 or visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/promotions/buylocal.htm.

 

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? For tickets call 273-SHOW, visit http://www.gbpac.com, or stop by the Box Office.

 

FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUES:

Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 25-26, WRC 101. League play begins Tuesday, Oct. 3. Leagues are open to men, women and co-rec. The managers' meeting will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at the SEC Room 252. The fee is $50. For more information, call 3-7262.

 
FLAG FOOTBALL MEN AND WOMEN OFFICIALS WANTED:

There will be a rules clinic and officials' meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, or Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the WRC Room 155. The pay will be $5.70 per game for first-year officials, more for veteran intramural officials. Incentive pay shared at the officials clinic. Officials wishing to play football may still play with their respective teams. You must know which day your team plays so that you can be assigned alternate days to officiate. Anyone interested in officiating Intramural Flag Football should attend one of the scheduled officials clinics, or contact the WRC Office. For more information, call 273-7262.

 

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, and will face Western Illinois at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24.

 

TUBA GUEST ARTIST RECITAL:

Tubist Jon Sass will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, in GBPAC Davis Hall. Sass is a member of the Vienna Art Orchestra and has performed with Dutch blues guitarist Hans Theessink and the popular brass quintet "Art of Brass Vienna". He has played with artists such as Ray Anderson, Boston Symphony Brass – Empire Brass, Butch Morris, David Murry, Erika Stucky and many others.

 

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.

 

11-ON-11 OPEN INTRAMURAL CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT

Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, through Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the WRC Room 101. Limited to the first 12 teams. The tournament schedule will be posted on the WRC Intramural bulletin boards and e-mailed after 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29. Tournament play will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, on the West Campus Fields. The entry fee is $20 per team. Open to students, faculty and staff.

 

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 will be appreciated.

 
WALT WHITMAN LIVE:

Bill Koch will present his one-man show, 'Walt Whitman Live,' at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. The 60-minute show presents Whitman speaking on the poet's major themes, observations of American culture, views on Abraham Lincoln and experience with the Civil War. No charge.

 

CHILDREN'S ART EXHIBITION AND LECTURES:

"Creating Our World: Russian/American Children's Art Exhibition," an international collaborative group exhibition, will include artwork created by elementary school children from Cedar Falls and Waterloo public schools, children from The Pegasus Fine Arts School in Huntington Beach, Calif., and children from several public schools in St. Petersburg, Russia. Lectures by Jean Petsch and Olga Nekrasova-Karateeva will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in KAB Room 111. Reception will follow.

 

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

 

25TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT CONCERT AND GALA:

The School of Music will celebrate the silver anniversary of the Scholarship Benefit Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Great Hall in the GBPAC. Opera soprano Sheri Greenawald, will be the featured guest as she performs with the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra. Greenawald, now serving as director of the San Francisco Opera Center, is a UNI alumna and has performed featured roles with the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Venice’s La Fenice, the Munich State Opera, Seattle Opera, Houston Opera and many others. UNI faculty pianist, Sean Botkin, will perform Beethoven’s "The Choral Fantasy" accompanied by the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra and the UNI Concert Choral, UNI Chamber Singers and UNI Singers. Tickets are available at the GBPAC box office or by calling 3-7469.

 

CROW FORUM:

At noon Monday, Oct. 2, in Maucker Union North Room, Jim O’Loughlin from the Department of English Language and Literature will present "'Loose' Women, Wheelmen, and Golden Age of Bicycling." Women’s & Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and members of the wider community are invited for informal presentation and discussion.

 

GAY AND GRAY: LGBT AGING IN AMERICA:

Kimberly Acquaviva, assistant research professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, will discuss the aging of LGBTs (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the CME, Maucker Union 109. Topics include why society does not acknowledge LGBT seniors’ losses as equivalent to the losses experienced by heterosexual seniors and how this further compounds the invisibility and pain of LGBT seniors. Co-sponsored by the Department of Social Work and the Center for Multicultural Education. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/gblt.htm.

 

'WALKOUT': A PRIVATE ONE-TIME SCREENING:

At 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4., at the CME (109 MAU) there will be a special one-time screening of "Walkout," an HBO film by Edward James Olmos based real-life events. The Hispanic Heritage Month’s Keynote Speaker Paula Crisostomo organized the first major mass protest against racism ever undertaken by Mexican-Americans in East Los Angeles in 1968. Free pop and popcorn. Sponsored by the CME. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/hhm06.htm or call 3-2250.

 

CONTINUING THE STRUGGLE FOR EQUALITY IN EDUCATION: KEYNOTE SPEAKER PAULA CRISOSTOMO:

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in the CME (109 MAU) history will come alive as Paula Crisostomo talks about the 1968 East Los Angeles high-school walkouts that were the first mass protest by Mexican-Americans in our country's history. She talks about the racism that she and her classmates struggled against in their efforts to get a quality education, and the momentous decision they made to stand up for their rights as citizens. Today, Paula Crisostomo is the Director of Government and Community Relations for Occidental College in Los Angeles. Reception following. Sponsored by the CME as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/hhm06.htm or call 3-2250.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY:

Esteemed violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg joins the symphony on Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the GBPAC. Works by Stravinsky also will be featured on the program. To purchase tickets, call 3-SHOW or visit http://wcfsymphony.org.

 

MEET THE PRES EVENT:

Join P&S staff at noon Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom, Section C to meet and talk with President Ben Allen. Bring your own lunch.

 
TEACHER EDUCATION INDUCTION CONVOCATION:

The 32nd Teacher Education Induction Convocation will take place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in GBPAC. Three hundred UNI teacher education students are eligible for induction and have been sent invitations. William Callahan, associate dean in the College of Education is the convocation speaker. President Allen will grant admission to the inductees. Faculty and staff are invited to attend to honor the students being inducted.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

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 $7,000, 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.

 


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