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Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006
FACULTY SUMMER FELLOWSHIP AWARDS:
Tenured and tenure-track faculty are eligible to submit an application for four-week and eight-week summer fellowships. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1. For more information and an application form, visit http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/internal.aspx. Contact Sue Joslyn, associate dean of the Graduate College, with questions at 3-3399 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PURPLE PRIDE TRIVIA WINNERS:
Congratulations to the following Purple Pride Trivia winners: Chris Triplitt, Rip Marston and Jane Larson. Answers to Purple Pride Trivia questions: Q: How many guests did the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center host for the 2005-06 Artists and Kaleidoscope Series? A: 65,491. Q: How old is UNI's Campanile? A: 80. Q: How many UNI student athletes are from Black Hawk County? A: 38.
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
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 email@example.com.
Anyone interested in officiating 6-on-6 volleyball should attend one of the volleyball official's clinics. The pay is $5.70 per game for first year officials, and $5.75 - $5.90 for veteran officials. A rules clinic will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 and/or Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the WRC, Room 155. Officials wishing to play volleyball may do so. You must know which days (M-W or T-Th) your team plays so that you can officiate on alternate days. If interested, but unable to attend a meeting, check with the WRC Office. For more information, call 3-7262.
P&S JOB OPPORTUNITIES:
Vacancies at the P&S level include instructional design consultant. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp
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.
TIAA CREF SEMINARS:
TIAA CREF will host three financial education seminars on campus in the coming weeks:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3-7078.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Consortium.
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.
MADDEN '07 FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT:
Entries for the Madden '07 Football Tournament will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, and Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the WRC Office, Room 101. Entry fee is $5 per player. Payment due upon registration. Play begins Monday, Oct. 23. Open to students, faculty, staff, spouses and retirees. Brackets will be e-mailed and posted Monday, Oct. 23, on the WRC Intramural bulletin board. For more information, call 3-7262.
3-ON-3 BASKETBALL LEAGUES FOR MEN AND WOMEN:
Registration will take place Monday, Oct. 9, through Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the WRC 101. League play begins Sunday, Oct. 22. Games played on Suday evenings. (Game times: 5, 5:25, 5:50, 6:15, 6:40 and 7:05 p.m.) $50 forfeit fee applicable for this activity. For more information call 3-7262.
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 a.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.
LIBRARY BOOK SALE:
A used book sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Rod Library. Items for sale include both fiction and non-fiction books (hardcover & paperback), LPs, CDs, videos, maps and magazines. These items have been removed from the Library’s collection and include both adult and children’s titles. Also for sale are plastic record covers and hard plastic audio cassette cases. Most items will be reasonably priced. For information on the books, call Barb at 3-2781. Payment must be made in cash (good check) on site before removal. Parking will be available in the "A" lot west of Gilchrist Hall or the "A" lot on W. 23rd St. by Campbell Hall. For more information, call Vince at 3-3527.
AUTUMN-MATIC WELLNESS FAIR 2006:
This event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the WRC North Gym. Attractions will include a bone density test, chair massage, flu shots for $24, a derma scan machine, a sports motion system, an oral cancer screening, samples and more. Register to win one of more than 70 prizes including a $100 grand prize gift certificate from University Book & Supply. Sponsored by TIAA-CREF and brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services. For a complete list of participating vendors and donators, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/check/AutumnFair/Autumn-Fair.html
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
The Panther volleyball team returns home for a pair of MVC matches this weekend. UNI hosts Indiana State at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13. At 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, the Panthers host Illinois State. Both matches will take place in the West Gym.
MEET THE PRES:
Join P&S staff at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom, Section C, to meet and talk with President Ben Allen. Bring your own lunch.
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 Dorhout, 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.
NEW LIBRARY EXHIBITS:
Visit the new exhibits this month at the Rod Library. The main display features the UNI Speech & Debate team, while the first floor exhibit highlights the WRC’s upcoming Autumn-matic Wellness Fair. The flat case display showcases the National Student Exchange Program.
THURSDAZE MOVIE: 'YOU, ME, AND DUPREE':
Check out the blockbuster "You, Me and Dupree" starring Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson and Matt Dillon at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
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 email@example.com (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."
COLLOQUIUM: A GIS-BASED WORKBENCH FOR INTERPRETING IOWA CANCER MAPS:
From 6 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the CBB, Room 24, Gerard Rushton, professor of geography at the University of Iowa, will present, "A GIS-Based Workbench for Interpreting Iowa Cancer Maps." Rushton's expertise centers on geospatial applications in the area of public health. The Graduate College/Carver Graduate Institute will provide refreshments before the lecture. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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