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Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006

NEWS

A NOTE FROM JAMES LUBKER, INTERIM PROVOST AND VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS:
PRESIDENTIAL INSTALLATION UPDATE:

Faculty and staff who plan to participate in the intallation procession should arrive at the GBPAC at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 29. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. and will be streamed live online through a link on UNI's homepage, http://www.uni.edu. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony. UNI professors are free to cancel classes between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to allow students, faculty and staff to attend. Classes resume at 1 p.m.

 

MONEY ORDER SCAM:

UNI Public Safety has been contacted about a money-order scam. A UNI student was contacted via e-mail by someone overseas who then sent the student three Wal-Mart MoneyGrams. The student was asked to cash the MoneyGrams, keep some of the money and send the remainder back overseas. These MoneyGrams are fraudulent, and cashing them could potentially result in criminal charges. Students, faculty and staff should be aware that this is a scam, and if anyone receives any MoneyGrams through the mail, please contact Public Safety at 3-2712.

 

INTRODUCING UNItix:

To better serve UNI's guests, a centralized ticketing office called UNItix is now operating on campus. One phone number and one Web site mean convenient one-stop shopping for ticket buyers for all UNI activities and events. Organizations served by UNItix include: the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Panther athletics, UNI-Dome/McLeod Center concerts and events, School of Music, Theatre UNI and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony. Visit http://www.UNItix.uni.edu or call 3-4TIX for all tickets. For more information, contact Brad Williams at 3-5400.

 
GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS:

The deadline for graduate student award nominations is Monday, Oct. 2. Awards include doctoral dissertation, master's thesis, creative master's thesis and master's research paper. For additional information, please visit http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/internal.aspx. Please 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. 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/

 

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.

 
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

 

P&S JOB OPENINGS:

Vacancies at the P&S level include Waste Reduction Specialist, Iowa Waste Reduction Center and Administrative Assistant/Music, School of Music. To view complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCE

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP:

This course will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in CBB 3. It is designed to teach the basics of starting a small business. 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.

 

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.

 

SPSS SHORT COURSE OFFERED:

There will be an SPSS 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.

 

EVENTS

FREE JAZZ DANCE MASTER CLASS:

Orchesis Dance Company will offer a free jazz dance master class from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in WRC 185/187. Guest artist, Kathleen Ridlon, from Knox College in Illinois, will teach her unique style of jazz dance. Appropriate dance wear and shoes required. Class size is limited, and observers are welcome. Technique level will be intermediate. For ages 16 and up.

 

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 3-7262.

 

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.

 
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

 

INGMAR BERGMAN FILM SERIES:

The second screening in this three-week series will feature the film, "Winter Light," directed by the renowned Ingmar Bergman, at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in Lang 8. This film, and the final film in the series, "The Silence" (to be shown Thursday, Oct. 5), are intensely provocative explorations of the human psyche and spirit.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The Panther volleyball team will host Evansville at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in the West Gym and also will host Southern Illinois at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in the West Gym. The Panther soccer team will host Missouri State at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at the CVYSA complex. The Panther softball team hosts Muscatine in a double-header at noon Sunday, Oct. 1, at Panther Park. The Panther swimming team competes in its intrasquad meet at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, in the Wellness and Recreation Pool.

 

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 S. 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.

 

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.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The 100s will perform equal parts folk, rock-and-roll, country, and American-roots music at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 2, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Siobahn Morgan, professor of astronomy, will present "The Moon Landing was Fake! And Other Misconceptions in Astronomy" at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in Latham 125. All are welcome to attend.

 

SARAH SUSANKA COMING TO DES MOINES:

The CEEE will provide transportation to Sarah Susanka's presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4. Susanka, well-known architect and author of the best-selling "The Not So Big House," will be the key speaker on creating a more sustainable community. She shares her expertise on designing and building homes that value quality and detail over quantity. The event takes place at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines and tickets are $37.50. Anyone interested in attending and carpooling, contact Pat Higby at patricia.higby@uni.edu or 3-6012.

 

KUNI PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH BO RAMSEY:

The KUNI Presents concert series continues at The Reverb in Cedar Falls at 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 with "An Evening With Bo Ramsey and Stranger Blues." Admission is $12 in advance. Advance tickets are available on-line at http://www.kuniradio.org in the store section or by calling KUNI weekdays at 1-800-772-2440, ext 0. Advance tickets are also available at The Reverb and Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls. All proceeds benefit KUNI/KHKE Public Radio.

 

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.

 

KOMEN ON THE GO TOUR:

The Susan G. Komen Foundation's "Komen on the Go Tour" is coming to UNI Wednesday, Oct. 11. Look for a traveling colorful pink cruiser near Maucker Union Fountain from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pick up valuable breast cancer prevention information, suggestions about how to be an effective co-survivor, prizes, giveaways and more. For more information about the Komen Foundation, visit http://www.komen.org.

 
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.

 

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.

 

A CAMPUS OF DIFFERENCE SESSION FOR FACULTY AND STAFF:

This campus-wide program from the Anti-Defamation League's A World of Difference Institute, explores issues of identity, culture and awareness and emphasizes skills needed to confront and combat bias. Led by UNI faculty and administrators, the sessions will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, and Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Center for Multicultural Education. To register, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/acod.htm.

 

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

FOUR HIRE:

The Greater Des Moines Partnership Young Professionals Connection presents the 2007 Four Hire competition. Four Hire gives college seniors across Iowa the opportunity to compete for positions in the Greater Des Moines area. Application deadline is Friday, Nov. 24. For more information, visit http://www.fourhiredm.com or e-mail stacey.christensen@uni.edu.

 

STUDY ABROAD APPLICATION DEADLINE:

The Study Abroad Office will accept applications for studying and/or working abroad during the spring 2007 semester until Monday, Oct. 2. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

 

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.

 

'PRINCIPAL DAY' AT UNI:

UNI will host The Principal Financial Group for a "Principal Day" at UNI from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom. Students will have the chance to network within their employment area, learn more about the company and internship/career opportunities, enter drawings for great prizes and speak to alumni who have careers at Principal. RSVP online by Oct. 12 at http://www.principal.com/PrincipalDays. For more information, contact Stacey Christensen, UNI Marketing & Public Relations, at 3-3170 or stacey.christensen@uni.edu.

 


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