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Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006

NEWS

WATER SHUT DOWN AT WELLNESS REC CENTER/PEC:

The water will be turned off Tuesday, Oct. 3, from approximately 7 to 9 a.m.. The shut down is necessary for contract work at the Human Performance Complex. During this shut down the building will HAVE NO WATER. YOU WILL NEED TO USE REST ROOMS IN THE NEAREST BUILDING. If you have any questions, contact Dave Andersen at 3-2213 or 3-4400.

 
UNI PURPLE TRIVIA:

Friday, Oct. 6, is UNI Purple Pride Day. Play UNI Purple Trivia and win a free UNI T-shirt. The first faculty or staff member to correctly answer a question by 11 a.m. today (Tuesday, Oct. 3) wins a UNI Purple For Life long-sleeve T-shirt. There will only be one winner per question. To partcipate, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/trivia.

 
HP DRAWING WINNERS:

Campus Supply participates in a Hewlett Packard program that accumlates points for all HP products purchased for UNI. When the required number of points are obtained customers are entered into a drawing for free HP products. The latest winners are Mary Ann Hesse from the Graduate College, and Ruthie Stigler from Ed Talent Search.

 

INPUT REQUESTED ON CAMPUS DISABLED ACCESS:

The Coordinating Committee for Disability Accommodations on the UNI campus is gathering information and ideas for enhanced accessibility (facilities and services) for persons with disabilities. Submit concerns and recommendations (short- and long-term projects) to http://www.uni.edu/ccda/feedback.shtml

 

NEW PAPER PRICING:

Campus Supply has worked hard to keep the paper pricing as low as possible, but due to the gasoline hikes, paper mills closing and wildfires out west there will be at least an 18 to 25 percent increase in the price of paper.

 

FOOTBALL GIVE-AWAYS:

The Department of Residence will celebrate Homecoming 2006 with a football give-away sponsored by on-campus restaurants and convenience stores. Four footballs signed by UNI football players will be given away through promotions at Prexy's and Essentials in Maucker Union, 23rd Street Market in Commons and Biscotti's in Redeker Center. No purchase necessary. The football give-away promotions will conclude Friday afternoon. Go Panthers!

 

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.

 
MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 

P&S JOB OPENINGS:

Vacancies at the P&S level include Assistant Director of Planning Giving, University Advancement; Benefits Specialist, Human Resource Services; and Strategist I Network Project Director, Special Education. To view complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

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.

 
SPSS SHORT COURSE OFFERED:

There will be an SPSS short course offered by the SCL from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4; from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11; or from 8 to 9:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, in Sabin 223. Taught by Mark Jacobson. For more information, visit http://www.cns.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL.

 

BEST PRACTICES IN LEADERSHIP:

Join UNI Professor Victoria Robinson and the Department of Residence Senior Team to learn how you can bring out the leader in yourself and others. This 90-minute panel and small group discussion will take place in the Center for Multicultural Education in Maucker Union. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is encouraged, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/documents/bestpractices_flier_000.pdf or call Robin at 3-3536.

 

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.

 

'WHAT THE BEST COLLEGE TEACHERS DO':

At 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in ITTC 125/126, there will be a discussion of Chapter 3 of Bain's book, "What the Best College Teachers Do." This chapter focuses on how these teachers prepare to teach by thinking about 13 important questions and developing their instruction around their answers to those questions. 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

HOMECOMING EVENTS:

For a full listing of events, visit http://www.uni.edu/homecoming.

 

'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" bySteven 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.

 

JAZZ COMBO CONCERT:

Students, faculty and guest artists will present a program of jazz repertoire at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Russell Hall Auditorium. Admission is free.

 

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.

 

'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.

 

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL SWEATSHOP CAMPAIGN:

UNI Amnesty International is launching a campaign in favor of worker's rights. The goal is to raise awareness of the issue, with the immediate objective of getting UNI apparel produced by companies approved by the Worker's Right's Consortium as "sweatshop free." To kick off the campaign, there will be a showing of the film "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices" on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m., in Sabin 102. At 8 p.m., there will be an organizing meeting in Sabin 13. For general information about the Worker's Rights Consortium, see http://www.workersrights.org. For more information about UNI'S campaign, contact Shane Callahan at shanec@uni.edu.

 

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 LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) individuals 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.

 

INGMAR BERGMAN FILM SERIES:

The final showing in this film series is "The Silence," Bergman's darkly symbolic exploration of the silence of the Divine. The screening begins at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in Lang 8.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE:

See the blockbuster "Step Up," starring Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Thursday, Oct. 5 in the Maucker Union Ballroom, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

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

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in the CME (109 MAU), Paula Crisostomo will talk 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.

 

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 online 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.

 

2ND ANNUAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DATE AUCTION:

Several participants will be auctioned for the cause on Friday, Oct. 6 in the Russell Hall Auditorium. The highest bidder and the participant will receive a free dinner on Saturday at 7 p.m. as a thank you. Cash required at the time of winning the highest bid. Sponsored by the Tau Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES:

The Wind Symphony and Concert Band Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 in the GBPAC, Great Hall. Ronald Johnson, will conduct a variety of original band music. Tickets are available at the GBPAC Box Office or by calling 3-7469

 

BIOLOGY SEMINAR:

"Extreme Turfgrasses," a seminar by Eric Lyons, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in the McCollum Science Hall Room 101. Lyons, a UNI alumnus, will discuss his current research into understanding why turfgrass species found naturally in harsh environments are better at withstanding the rigors required of sports turf. This information can be applied to developing better turfgrass for the industry.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The UNI football team hosts Missouri State Saturday, Oct. 7, at 4:05 p.m. In addition to being the Homecoming game, it will be the Panthers' first Gateway Conference game of the season. The Panther Soccer team will host Drake at the CVYSA on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m.

 

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.

 

AMISH EDUCATION IN THE U.S. AND CANADA:

There will be a presentation and book signing by author Mark Dewalt from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Marshall Center School. Dewalt will present his thoughts and knowledge of Amish communities and their educational practices. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/museum.

 

DISCUSS & DISCOVER DIVERSITY:

Cedar Valley Read/Share hosts a discussion of "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven" by Sherman Alexie from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at the UNI Museum. There also will be a discussion of Spokane Reservation. Cedar Valley Discuss and Discover Diversity is a Cedar Valley Community Action project sponsored by Cedar Falls and Waterloo Libraries, UNI Museums and Cedar Falls AAUW.

 

UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING:

The next University Faculty Senate meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in the Great Reading Room of Seerley Hall. Meetings are open.

 

RUSSIAN FILM: 'THE RETURN':

The Russian Club will show "The Return" at 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in Seerley 115. Directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev. In the remote Russian wilderness, two teenage boys face a range of conflicting emotions when their father - a man they know only through a single photograph - reappears after 12 years.

 

WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES ADVISORY BOARD MEETING:

There will be a Women’s and Gender Studies Advisory Board meeting at noon, Monday, Oct. 9, in Baker 161. Board meetings are open to all.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Bernice Lewis will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in KUNI's third floor studios in the CAC. Lewis studied vocal improvisation with Bobby McFerrin, guitar technique with Alex DeGrassi and Guy van Duser, and songwriting with Roseanne Cash and Cris Williamson. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

SHOULD THE MINIMUM WAGE BE RAISED?:

The "Civic Discourse and Opposing Views: Should the Minimum Wage Be Raised?" discussion will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the SEC, Room 252. Panelists are from Working Families Win and the Federation of Independent Business-Iowa. For further information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or perreault@uni.edu (put opposing views in subject line).

 

FACULTY RECITAL:

Jeffrey Funderburk, euphonium and Robin Guy, collaborative pianist with other guest artists, will perform works by Tomasi, Madsen, Owen and Corwell at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in GBPAC Davis Hall. Admission is free.

 

THREE-ON-THREE BASKETBALL LEAGUES FOR MEN AND WOMEN:

Registration is from Monday, Oct. 9 to Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the WRC Office 101. League play begins Sunday, Oct. 22, and games will be played on Sunday evenings. (Game times are at 5 p.m., 5:25 p.m., 5:50 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 6:40 p.m., and 7:05 p.m.) The fee is $50.

 

MERYL NORTON HEARST LECTURE SERIES AND UNI HOLOCAUST REMEMBERANCE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM:

Documentary filmmaker Pierre Sauvage will present his prize-winning documentary on the French village of Le Chambon, "Weapons of the Spirit," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in Lang Auditorium. In and around Le Chambon, 5,000 Jews were sheltered by 5,000 Christians during the Nazi occupation. Sauvage and his parents were among the rescued. A discussion will follow.

 

Documentary filmmaker Pierre Sauvage will present excerpts from his upcoming documentary, "And Crown Thy Good: Varian Fry in Marseille," at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, in Sabin 102. Fry was a New York intellectual who in 1940-41 ran the most successful private American rescue operation of those challenging times, helping to save some 2,000 people. A discussion will follow.

 

All events are free and open to the public.
For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/holocaust/ or call 3-2725.

 

CONFERENCE ON COMMERCIALIZING CREATIVE ENDEAVORS:

This conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in the CME, Room 109. Speakers include entreprenuers, Dennis Clark and Jo Dohort, who will describe how they transformed innovation into a business. UNI inventors and researchers will display their projects during lunch. Registration, including lunch, is free and begins at 8:15 a.m.

 

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.

 

'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.

 

THE GUESTWORKER: HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH FILM SERIES:

Join us every hour, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 in the CME (109 MAU), to learn about the H-2A guestworker program. This program, since 1986, has allowed thousands of Mexican men to legally enter the United States to work. Sponsored by the CME. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/hhm06.htm or call 3-2250.

 

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

STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE:

The Study Abroad Office will accept scholarship applications for studying abroad until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

 

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION ORIENTATION MEETING:

The last Co-op/Internship Program orientation meeting for students seeking spring 2007 internships will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 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.

 

WORKSHOP FOR FUTURE CLASSROOM TEACHERS:

"Acting Out Parts of Speech" Friday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the CME. In this workshop, participants will learn creative approaches to introduce nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives while maintaining classroom control. To register, call 273-3679 or amy.hunzelman@uni.edu

 

NEW MINIMUM STUDENT REFUND AND BILL POLICY:

The Office of Business Operations is announcing a change in the Minimum Balance for Student Refunds and u-Bills. The Minimum Refund amount is $10 ($50 while in school). The Minimum u-bill amount (including e-bills) is $10. For further details, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/

 

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.

 

 

 

 


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