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Thursday, Sept. 28, 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.

 

FACULTY APPAREL PICK-UP FOR PRESIDENT ALLEN'S INSTALLATION CEREMONY:

All faculty and staff who ordered academic apparel through the Office of the Registrar should pick-up their apparel before the installation ceremony at the GBPAC. Staff will be at the entrances to direct them to the appropriate area. All apparel must be returned to the pick-up area immediately after the ceremony.

 

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, 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.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR PUBLIC RADIO:

KUNI's fall fund drive is scheduled for Oct. 14 through Oct. 23 and the station needs help to make this drive successful. Volunteers are needed to help answer incoming pledge calls and keep things running smoothly around the station. KUNI is located on the third floor of CAC. Two- to three-hour shifts are available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; snacks and drinks will be provided. For more information, contact Angela Vezdos at 273-6336 or angela.vezdos@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/

 

MERIT VACANCIES:

Current Merit vacancies are available for viewing at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/public.asp

 

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 also is available at Health Beat; just ask a fitness supervisor.

 

EXERCISE ADHERENCE:

Attention faculty and staff: If you're 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 RESOURCES

SEATS STILL AVAILABLE FOR ANGER MANAGEMENT SESSION:

Seats are still available for Joseph DeWitz's session, "Anger Management: Strategies That Work" from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Maucker Union State College Room. To register, visit

https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start;admin_group=HRTD or call Robin at 3-3536.

 

BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILES (BCP):

Blood is drawn to test for 23 components including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, blood sugar, iron, etc. Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 7 to 8:30 a.m. in the WRC Main Corridor. Cost is $15 for BCP; $5 extra for prostate test (recommended for men over age 50). Pay by cash or check only. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 to schedule.

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

 

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's 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.

 

EVENTS

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.

 

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.

 

DAY OF THE DEAD ALTAR:

Throughout October, everyone is invited to bring pictures of loved ones who have passed on to the Day of the Dead Altar in the CME lobby (109 MAU). The altar is erected as part of this ancient Aztec tradition of honoring and celebrating one’s ancestors even after they're no longer with us. Sponsored by the CME. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/hhm06.htm or call 3-2250.

 

CROW FORUM:

At noon, Monday, Oct. 2, in the Maucker Union North Room, Jim O’Loughlin from the Department of English Language and Literature will present "'Loose' Women, Wheelmen, and the 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.

 

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.

 

'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 on real-life events. (The Hispanic Heritage Month 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.

 

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.

 

'TORTURE, MEDICAL COMPLICITY AND THE WAR ON TERROR':

There will be an overview of the book "Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity and the War on Terror" by Steven Miles, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at University Book & Supply with Francis Degnin, Department of Philosophy & Religion, and Craig White, commander of AMVets Waterloo. The author will visit UNI Wednesday, Oct. 25. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or e-mail yla@uni.edu and put Oct. 3 event in the subject line.

 

RUSSIAN FILM: 'BED AND SOFA':

The Russian Club will show the classic film "Bed and Sofa" at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Seerley 115. The film is a comedy about a Russian construction worker who offers his best friend a place to stay during the 1927 Moscow housing shortage. Problems develop when the best friend and the construction worker's wife take a liking to each other.

 

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 or additional sponsors, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/gblt.htm.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in SRL 115, Donna Maier, professor of history, will present "Women's Nutrition and Women's Control Among Tanzanian Masai Pastoralists." The event is free and open to the public.

 

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.

 

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.

 

THEATRE UNI PRESENTS 'ANTIGONE':

Theatre UNI presents Jean Anouilh's "Antigone," a contemporary tragedy pitting personal morality against political manipulation. Shows will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 8, and Wednesday, Oct. 11 through Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $12 for general admission and free for UNI students. For more information, call 3-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre.

 

CEDAR VALLEY SOLAR TOUR:

As part of the 11th-Annual National Solar Tour, the Cedar Valley is hosting a tour of homes and buildings on Saturday, Oct. 7. Seven solar-passive, solar-heated and energy-efficient homes and buildings will be open at various times for public tours. Learn how to cut utility costs, talk with homeowners and architects about solar installations and insulated concrete forms, and see a solar boat, a home covered with two to five feet of earth, a 900-watt photovoltaic installation and more. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://nationalsolartour.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.

 

'SPIRIT DOCTORS': HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH FILM SERIES:

The CME will host showings of "Spirit Doctors" from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in MAU 109. The film follows the daily work of three healers and shows how traditional beliefs flourished in Mexican American culture. The 30-minute film will show every half hour. Sponsored by the CME. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/hhm06.htm or call 3-2250.

 

'FOOD AND NUTRITIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY':

This presentation will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the SEC, Room 252. Presented by Surinder Vasal, one of the developers of Quality Protein Maize. Along with Evangelina Villegas, Vasal was awarded the Millennium World Food Prize in 2000. QPM varieties are grown on roughly 9 million acres worldwide. This germplasm contributes more than $1 billion annually to the economies of developing countries. For more information, contact Rebecca Burns at 3-6807.

 

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.

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY:

Free and anonymous depression and anxiety screening will take place at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the UNI Counseling Center, Room 103, on the second floor of the Student Health Center. No appointment needed. For more information, call 3-2676. Professors are encouraged to offer extra-credit for attendance.

 

ARMY ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS:

The Army ROTC program has two-, three- and four- year full-tuition scholarships available for students interested in serving their country. For more information, e-mail joel.soenksen@uni.edu, call 3-6337 or visit http://www.uni.edu/rotc.

 

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.

 

 


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