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Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006

NEWS

PURPLE PRIDE DAY:

Celebrate UNI's second-annual Purple Pride Day, Friday, Oct. 6. Wear UNI purple apparel, take group photos showcasing your Panther pride and e-mail them to University Marketing & Public Relations at umpr@uni.edu. UNI Purple for Life.

 

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY:

The UNI Police Division, in conjunction with the Cedar Falls Police Department, has instituted a pedestrian-safety program in and around the UNI campus.  UNI Police will monitor intersections in and around the campus community during the day and evening hours. For more information, visit http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=2450

 

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.

 

HP DRAWING WINNERS:

Campus Supply participates in a Hewlett Packard program that accumulates 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 Educational Talent Search.

 

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!

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

TIAA CREF SEMINARS:

TIAA CREF will host three financial education seminars on campus in the coming weeks:
1. Enhancements to Your Retirement Plan are Here, Oct. 25-26;
2. Getting Ready for Retirement (five years or less from retirement), Nov. 1-3;
3. Developing an Investment Strategy, Nov. 14-15.
For more information, or to set up one-on-one appointments, visit http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call (866) 842-2977, extension 7010.

 
STUDENT RESPONSE SYSTEMS WEB SITE IS NOW UP:

To find information on what student response systems are, how to use them in the classroom, and how you or your department can acquire a system, visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/srs/index.htm.

 

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK COMING SOON:

The Study Abroad Center will celebrate the contributions of international education and exchange to the community and the nation during the week of Nov. 13-17. Consider joining the UNI celebration by proposing an event or series of events. The Study Abroad Center will assist with room reservations and publicity. Submit the event title, a brief description, date and time you prefer, and a contact person for this event by Thursday, Oct. 19. Submit to study-abroad@uni.edu or call 3-7078.

 

FLU SHOT CLINICS:

Flu shots will be provided by the Student Health Clinic at a variety of locations starting Tuesday, Oct. 24. To see a complete list of flu shot dates, times and locations visit http://www.uni.edu/health/services.shtml. The cost is $24 payable by cash, check, payroll deduction or insurance. For a faculty and staff payment/insurance consent form, visit http://www.uni.edu/health/UNI%20SHC%20Payment%20Insurance%20Consent.pdf. For more information, contact the Health Clinic at 3-7425 or healthcenter@uni.edu.

 

'BUT I HAVE TO HAVE AN A':

Katheryn East will lead a discussion of "But I Have to Have An A..." at noon, Friday, Oct. 13, in ITTC 125/126. Attendees can get a personal copy by visiting http://www.teqjournal.org/backvols/1995/22_3/S95_placier.pdf. Sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Consortium. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu.

 
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 at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, 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.

 

'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 (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS:

HOMECOMING:

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

 

PANTHER PICNIC:

The UNI community is invited to the first Panther Picnic celebrating Homecoming '06. Join alumni, friends and colleagues on the Alumni House lawn for food and music by Sensational Sounds, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6. The picnic is $8 per person and $5 for children under 12 and UNIAA dues members. Walk-up reservations accepted while supplies last. The picnic is underwritten, in part, by University Book & Supply.

 

SAFE DATE TAILGATE AT HOMECOMING:

Everyone is invited to stop by the Safe Date Tailgate tent in the UNI-Dome North lot from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free food, drinks and raffle tickets to win $100 and three $50 gift certificates to University Book & Supply will be given to all attendees, while supplies last. A community/campus partnership, the tailgate was created to highlight October as Domestic Violence Awareness month and to encourage healthy relationships. Contact UNI Women's and Gender Studies at 3-7102 for more information.

 

2ND ANNUAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DATE AUCTION:

Several participants will be auctioned for the cause at 7 p.m. 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

PASS AND KICK:

A pass and kick competition will take place from 9:15 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the UNI-Dome Northeast Corner. Registration will take place from 9 to 10:45 p.m. In the pass competition men and women will be measured by subtracting the lateral deviation from the distance. The best of three attempts will count. In the kick competition, men will kick a field goal and will be given two attempts from middle of field, starting at 20 yard line; distance will be increased 5 yards with two additional attempts until winner is decided; sudden death in case of tie. The women will punt the best of three punts for distance with lateral deviation subtracted from the distance. Footwear is limited to tennis shoes or rubber-molded athletic shoes. No square-toed kicking shoes. A football and T-shirt will be provided by the Intramural Program. For more information call 3-7262.

 

GREAT NORTHERN IOWA RADICAL RIVER RUN:

Co-Rec teams of three are required for the Great Northern Iowa Radical River Run, which is open to students, faculty, staff, spouses, retirees and alumni. The fee is $45 per team and includes a T-shirt, shuttle, canoe, canoe accessories and post-race refreshments. No aid. Teams must register by Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the UNI Outdoor office, in the WRC 174, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Limited to the first 12 teams to register. Meet at Island Park (north of First Street on Center Street on left) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, for shuttle and briefing. The race will start at approximately 8:30 a.m. The inaugural GNIRRR is a multi-sport race involving running, canoe portaging, canoeing and mystery event. For more information call 3-7262.

 

GET FIT ON ROUTE 66:

Get fit on historic Route 66 in this online fitness program. Log your exercise minutes per mile and earn prizes along the way. Register by Sunday, Oct. 15, to be completed by Friday, Dec. 15. Join as an individual or teams of three. For more information, contact Dana Foster at 3-5859 or dana.foster@uni.edu.

 

NEED A PASSPORT? APPLY ON CAMPUS:

U.S. Postal Service Passport Acceptance Agents will be in the Maucker Union State College Room from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. Applicants must bring a certified copy of their birth certificate, a valid drivers license, a personal check or money order for roughly $97 and two identical passport photos (photos can be taken on site for $15). To download an application, visit http://foia.state.gov/FORMS/Passport/ds0011.pdf or pick up an application at the UNI Study Abroad Center 59 Baker Hall. For more information call 3-7078, e-mail study-abroad@uni.edu, or visit http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad.

 

YOU’RE INVITED TO A FESTSCHRIFT CELEBRATION:

In honor of Barbara Lounsberry, teacher, scholar, writer, mentor and leader, at the Waterloo Brown Bottle, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Program at 7:45. Presentation of festschrift book (16 essays from writers, students, and colleagues, titled "Notes from the Flyover") to follow. RSVP by Tuesday, Oct. 17 to the UNI English Office at 3-2821.

 

 

ATHLETICS:

 

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.

 

CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS:

 

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.

 

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.

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.

 

EXHIBITS/FILMS:

 

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 UnionOld Central Ballroom, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

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.

'SPIRIT DOCTORS': HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH FILM SERIES:

The CME will host showings of "Spirit Doctors," a 30-minute film, 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 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.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

 
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.

 

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.

 

DEWITT JONES TO SPEAK ON CAMPUS:

Dewitt Jones, superintendent of Waterloo Community Schools, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the GBPAC 30, as part of an invitation from the CMENC (Collegiate National Association for Music Education) UNI student chapter. Jones will address issues related to new teachers entering the profession and what changes teachers can expect. The event is open to the public.

 

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).

 

TEAPOTS TO TUPPERWARE: CONTAINERS AND FOOD:

Trudy Eden, assistant professor of history, will discuss the unusual history of containers at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the University Museum. This will be presented in conjunction with the exhibit "Hold it! Natural and Cultural Containers."

 

MERYL NORTON HEARST LECTURE SERIES AND UNI HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE 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.


IOWA STATE HOUSE CANDIDATE DEBATE:

NISG and the UNI Speech and Debate Teams are co-sponsoring a debate from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Maucker Union Ballrooms. Representative Bob Kressig is the Democratic incumbent running against Republican Matt Reisetter for the 19th Iowa State House District, and Republican Dave Weiland is running against Democrat Doris Kelley for the 20th Iowa State House District. All four candidates will debate the state of public higher education in Iowa. The last third of the debate will feature a period of open question and answer from the audience. Attendence is open to all.

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

EXPLORING MAJORS AND STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS FAIR:

The 8th Annual Exploring Majors & Student Organizations Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Maucker Union Ballroom and Coffeehouse. All students are welcome to investigate various majors, minors, certificates, career options and student organizations in one place at one time. Join faculty, staff and students at one of the largest fairs of the year. For more information, contact Anthony Smothers at 3-6857.

 

NEW INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IN KOREA:

Study Abroad Office is announcing a new Internship program in Korea. The program pays for your tickets, provides a free room and a weekly stipend of $160. The application deadline for spring semester is Wednesday, Nov. 1. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office (Baker 59) at 3-7078.

 
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.

 

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/

 

 


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