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Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006

NEWS

PARKING PROJECT UPDATE:

Based on parking task-force input, a plan is being developed for a two-level parking structure known as a parking deck. The site being considered is the Commons parking lot. The proposal must be approved by the Board of Regents. It would include removal and relocation of the houses along 23rd Street adjacent to the Commons lot. The plan will address some of the long-standing parking needs on the north side of campus, maintain the Panther Shuttle, meet Federal Transit Administration (FTA) transit requirements, and operate without the creation of any new fees or extraordinary increases in current fees. More updates and an opportunity for input will follow as the process moves forward.

 

NEW M.A. DEGREE IN CRIMINOLOGY:

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology announces a new Master of Arts degree in Criminology, to begin fall 2007. The program is designed to prepare students for Ph.D. study or practical work in applied fields related to criminology and criminal justice. The program provides specialized courses in theory, policy, and substantive criminological issues exposing students to a combination of theoretical, scientific, and practical approaches to criminology. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/sac/criminology/gradprogramrequirements.htm

 
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 sue.joslyn@uni.edu.

 

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

 

VOTER REGISTRATION:

The New Voter's Project, teamed up with Northern Iowa Student Government, will offer voter registration for students, faculty and staff. To register for the first time, to register again to vote in your current district, or to request an absentee ballot form, come to the Maucker Union in front of Chat's between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and register. Voter registration in the Maucker Union will continue through Wednesday, Oct. 18. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg and view the current "Featured Student Organization" or e-mail nisg@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.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

TIAA CREF COUNSELING:

TIAA CREF invites you to learn about the new investment options now available in your retirement plan. A TIAA CREF consultant will be on campus for individual consultations Tuesday, Oct. 17 through Thursday, Oct.19; Wednesday, Oct. 25 through Thursday, Oct. 26; and Tuesday, Nov.14 through Thursday, Nov. 16. To schedule an appointment, visit http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 1-866-842-2977, extension 7010.

 

POSSIBLE ONLINE TEACHING SEMINAR:

The Teaching-Learning Consortium is working to make "The Learner-Centered Classroom: Building Rapport and Community," a live, online seminar available to interested faculty and staff. The live seminar would run from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. A minimum of 20 participants are required to have the seminar, and the program could be presented a second time at 3:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending either session, please RSVP to Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu or 3-2236.

 
'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.

 

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

HAUNTED HOUSE IN RIDER HALL:

On Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28, Rider Hall will host the first Haunted House on campus since 2004. The event will begin at the very south entrance and will snake through the far north entrance, ending outside. The Haunted House will be open from 8 p.m. to midnight and is suggested for ages 12 and older. Admission for adults is $2 and 2 cans of food or $4 without a canned food donation. Admission for UNI students is $2 and 1 can of food, or $3 without a canned food donation, and admission for youth (up to 18) is $2.

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

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.

 

EXHIBITS/FILMS:

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.

 

RUSSIAN FILM: 'PECULIARITIES OF NATIONAL FISHING':

The Russian Club will show "Peculiarities of National Fishing" at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in Seerley 115. Russian friends go fishing with hysterical consequences (and no fish).

 

'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.

 

'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.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

COMPUTER SCIENCE SEMINAR IN BIOINFORMATICS:

Steven Davis, president and head programmer of Bio::Neos, Inc., will present, "Expanding the Availability of Innovative Research Tools" at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in the ITTC, Room 322. Refreshments will be provided.

 
EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Scott Beason, a graduate student in the Environmental Science Program at UNI, will present "Environmental Implications of Aggradation on Major Braided River Channels at Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington" at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, Latham 125. All are welcome.

 

HEALTH PROFESSIONAL COMPLICITY AND THE WAR ON TERROR:

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at University Book & Supply, Helen Harton, a social psychologist at UNI, will discuss why people comply with or resist social pressures to behave unethically and/or illegally. The discussion is related to the book "Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity and the War on Terror" by Steven Miles, who will visit UNI Wednesday, Oct. 25. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or e-mail yla@uni.edu and put "Miles visit event" in the subject line.

 

MARILYN WANN TO SPEAK ON CAMPUS:

An influential fat activist and advocate of fat acceptance, Marilyn Wann, will give a free public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in Ballroom A of the Maucker Union. For more information on Marilyn Wann and fat acceptance, visit http://www.stanfordalumni.org/news/magazine/2003/julaug/features/wann.html. or http://www.eastbayexpress.com/Issues/2006-09-13/news/feature_full.html. For more information, e-mail jesse.swan@uni.edu.

 

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. 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

 
GUEST ARTIST RECITAL:

Robert Parris, organist, will perform preludes, fugues, fantasies, and passacaglias by various composers, including Bach, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in the GBPAC Jebe Hall. Free admission.

 

GUEST ARTIST HORN RECITAL:

Cancelled.

 

UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL PRESENTS THE NORTHERN IOWA YOUTH ORCHESTRA:

Two brief concerts will showcase the Northern Iowa Youth Orchestra. The concerts will take place at 2 p.m. at Mallard Point and 3:30 p.m. at Windcove, Saturday, Oct. 14. Free and open to the public.  Sponsored by the UNI Suzuki School and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, and conducted by Jason Weinberger. For more information contact the UNI Suzuki School at 3-2508.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Carolyn Cruso, an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and composer, will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, in KUNI's third floor studios in the CAC. She has toured widely in both the United States and Europe, as well as produced seven CDs during that time. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 
JAZZ FACULTY SHOWCASE CONCERT:

At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the GBPAC Great Hall, the School of Music Spotlight Series will present the Jazz Faculty Concert featuring Bob Washut, pianist, and Chris Merz, saxophone, with special guests performing set of duos, joined by a rhythm section and new faculty member, Chris Buckholz. Tickets are available at the GBPAC box office or by calling 3-7469.

 

NICKEL AND DIMED:

Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, through Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang Hall Room 040. Admission is free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit http://www.chfa.uni.edu/comstudy/organizations/theatre.asp

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM MEETINGS:

Magic. Money. Experience. The Disney Theme Parks & Resorts College Program at the Walt Disney World® Resort is truly a one-of-a kind experience. Information sessions will take place at noon, Thursday, Oct. 19 and 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1. Both sessions will be in the ITTC, Room 134. For more information, call Laura Wilson at 3-3821.

 

AIFS APPLICATION DEADLINE:

The American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) has extended the application deadline to Sunday, Oct. 15 for the 2007 programs in China, Czech Republic, France and Spain. Students are encouraged to apply right away to ensure space availability. Please contact the Study Abroad Office at study-abroad@uni.edu or call 3-7078.

 

SUMMER CAPSTONE IN ITALY:

From May 7 through May 23, UNI will offer a capstone in Italy with Jay Lees. The course will be taught entirely on site in Rome, Florence, and Perugia, Italy. The course is open first to UNI honor students; other UNI students will be accepted if space permits. Enrollment is limited to 13 students (5 alternates will be selected). Students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and must submit completed applications to reserve a spot. There will be a meeting of interested students at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Honor's Cottage, 2301 College St.

 
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

 

CAPSTONE IN GREECE:

There will be informational meetings for the June 2007 Capstone Study Abroad course in Greece at noon and 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Old Gold Room in Maucker Union. Contact professor Gregory Bruess at bruess@uni.edu or 3-2752. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/global/Greece.

 

PANTHER POSSE T-SHIRT PICK-UP:

Panther Posse members who have not picked up this semester's "Panther Posse" T-shirt can get them on a limited schedule this week. To see schedule, visit http://unipanthers.cstv.com/sponsorship/pantherposse.html. T-shirts not picked up by the end of October will be sold to other Panther Posse members. Panther Posse basketball T-shirts will be distributed at a special event at the end of October.

 
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.

 


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