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Tuesday, Oct. 17, 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 any new fees or extraordinary increases in current fees. Updates and an opportunity for input will follow.

 

SMOKING POLICY CHANGE:

To accommodate the needs and interests of both smokers and non-smokers at UNI, the UNI Cabinet has approved a revised smoking policy (Policy 8.10) which will designate one smoke-free entrance for each university building. The smoke-free entrance will typically be the handicapped-accessible entrance. The policy revision came as a result of requests made to the University Health and Safety (H&S) Committee from UNI students, faculty and staff. The complete smoking policy can be found at http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/810.shtml

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Research done by CBA faculty was cited in an article from Monday's Washington Post. Visit

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/15/AR2006101500729.html

 

PHOTOS FROM THE PRESIDENT'S PICNIC:

To view photos from the picnic, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/picnic/

 
KUDOS:

http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/kudos/archive/2006/oct17.shtml

 
2007 CALENDARS:

Please requisition your orders for 2007 calendars choosing from the Office Depot catalog. Discounts will be given when your requisition is received.

 

WORDS OF WELLNESS:

The October UNI employee wellness newsletter is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/. To receive a hard copy of newsletters and fitness program brochures, e-mail kathy.green@uni.edu.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include director of development. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

 

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

 

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 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. 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.

 

VOLLEYBALL OFFICIALS NEEDED:

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 to $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 your team plays so that you can officiate on alternate days. If interested, but unable to attend a meeting, stop in the WRC Office. For more information, call 3-7262.

 

NEW PAPER PRICING:

Campus Supply has worked hard to keep paper prices as low as possible, but due to 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.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

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.

 
TIAA CREF COUNSELING:

TIAA CREF invites you to learn about the new investment options 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 by Oct. 18 to Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu or 3-2236.

 

'WHAT THE BEST COLLEGE TEACHERS DO':

At 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in ITTC 125/126, there will be a discussion of Chapter 4 of Bain's book, "What the Best College Teachers Do." This chapter focuses on what these teachers expect of their students, the beliefs these teachers hold about student learning, and what these teachers do that results in both levels of student learning and extremely positive instructor assessments. 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.

 
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.

 

NEW WebCT CE6 WORKSHOPS:

Starting Friday, Oct. 27, ITS-Educational Technology is offering four workshops that will show you how to build a course in WebCT CE6. These workshops are for faculty members who are using the current version of WebCT or for those who have never used WebCT before. WebCT allows faculty to create online courseware as a supplement to an existing face-to-face course, or create a course that is completely online. For dates and times, visit http://webct.uni.edu/support/workshops.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.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS:

6-ON-6 VOLLEYBALL:

Participation point A and B Leagues. Women: 5:50, 6:40, and 9:10 p.m. Men: 6:40, 8:20, and 9:10 p.m. Co-Rec: 7:30 p.m. The managers' meeting will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the SEC, Room 252. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 23 and Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the WRC Office, Room 101. Entries will be taken until available slots are filled or until the deadline. League play begins Wednesday, Nov. 1. There is a fee of $50.

 

ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW:

The Annual Arts & Crafts Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, in the UNI-Dome. Tickets are available upon entrance for $5.

 

FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CAPOEIRA CENTER CONFERENCE:

The Fourth International Capoeira Conference and Educational Workshops will take place Thursday, Oct. 26, through Sunday, Oct. 29. The activities begin from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Little Brazil (309 Main St.). There will be workshops from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. All workshops are at the WRC, Room 266. Fees range from $25 to $100 and include a T-shirt and food. Co-sponsored by the CME, Little Brazil, and the UNI Capoeira Sport Club. For more information, visit http://www.littlebrazil.org or call 3-2250.

 

T-SHIRT SALE:

T-shirts, sweat shirts, scrubs, bumperstickers, and more--all at the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society sale from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, and Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the second floor lobby of the SEC. Proceeds to KDP Education and Service Projects.

 

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.

 

PANTHER PALS:

UNI Head men's basketball coach Ben Jacobson, along with current and former players, are inviting boys and girls between first and sixth grade to be a Panther Pal. This is a great opportunity to learn basketball fundamentals. It will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in the UNI-Dome. To sign up, visit http://www.unipanthers.com or e-mail sportscamps@uni.edu.

 

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The Panther volleyball team hosts Missouri State on Friday, Oct. 20, and Wichita State on Saturday, Oct. 21. Both matches will start at 7 p.m. and will be in the West Gym. The UNI swim team hosts South Dakota at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the WRC Pool. Panther soccer returns home to host North Dakota State at noon on Sunday, Oct. 22, at the CVYSA complex.

 

EXHIBITS/FILMS:

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).

 
THURSDAZE MOVIE: 'SUPERMAN RETURNS':

Come check out the blockbuster "Superman Returns" at 7 and 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Starring Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey and Kate Bosworth. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 
'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.

 

RUSSIAN FILM: 'A MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA':

The Russian Club will show "A Man With a Movie Camera" at 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in Seerley 115. Directed by Dziga Vertov. This playful film is at once a documentary of a day in the life of the Soviet Union, a documentary of the filming of said documentary, and a depiction of an audience watching the film. Even the editing of the film is documented.

 
UNI HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM:

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, the Hearst Center for the Arts will present "My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransports," a documentary by Melissa Hacker. Utilizing archival footage and first-hand accounts, this film recounts the rescue movement relocating thousands of mostly Jewish children from Nazi occupied territories to Great Britain just before World War II. Narrated by Joanne Woodward. Run time: 77 minutes. Free and open to the public. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/holocaust/ or call 273-2725. Sponsored by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

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.

 

UNI TAE KWON-DO CLUB PROMOTIONAL TESTING:

Join us for the UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club’s next promotional testing at 11 a.m. Saturday Oct. 21, in the WRC 176. Come see a board-breaking demonstration as part of the event or ask about joining the club, the oldest collegiate TKD program in America. New students may join anytime during the year. For more information, visit http://www.unitkd.com

 

UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING:

The next University Faculty Senate meeting will be at 3:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the Great Reading Room of Seerley Hall. Meetings are open.

 

DEVELOPING STUDENT THINKING SKILLS:

At 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the ITTC 125/126, Jerry Smith will identify and discuss some of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions involved in being an effective thinker. This type of thinking has been conceptualized in various ways -- as critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making, among others. Participants will be asked to consider how we can develop student thinking skills in Liberal Arts Core courses and elsewhere. Sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Consortium. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu.

 

PLANNED PARENTHOOD-WHAT THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW:

Kim Leheman, the executive director of Iowa Right To Life, will speak on "Lies, Information, and Abortion" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, in the SEC, Room 247. Open to all. Sponsored by UNI Right to Life.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

FACULTY RECITAL CANCELLED:

Randy Hogancamp's Tuesday, Oct. 17 performance is cancelled.

 
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

 

STUDENT ENSEMBLE:

The Capriccio Quinte Recital will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in the Russell Hall Auditorium.

 

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL:

Rex Richardson, trumpeter, along with Sean Botkin, pianist, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. International soloist, jazz and chamber musician Rex Richardson has become one of the busiest trumpet crossover artists in the world. Since 1995, he has recorded and toured with the critically acclaimed Rhythm & Brass. Performing with Richardson will be faculty artists Christopher Merz, tenor saxophone, Jonathan Schwabe, bass, Robert Washut, piano, and student David Tiede, drums.

 

CONCERT CHORALE IN CONCERT:

Rick Hoffenberg will conduct a student ensemble presentation at 7:30 p.m., Friday Oct. 20, in the GBPAC Great Hall.

 

THE WAILIN' JENNYS TO PLAY AT THE GBPAC:

Saturday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. They are one of the fastest-rising contemporary folk groups. For more information call 3-SHOW or 1-877-549-SHOW, stop by the Box Office, or visit http://www.gbpac.com.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Local folk singer/songwriter Uncle Chuck Finch will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in KUNI's third floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 
KUNI BLUES BLOWOUT FEATURING LIL' ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS:

Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials will perform at the legendary Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake on Saturday, Nov. 4. Lil’ Ed Williams is among the last authentic west-side Chicago bluesmen. Cedar Rapids' Kevin B.F. Burt & the Instigators open the show. The KUNI Blues Blowout is presented by the Friends of KUNI. Showtime is 8 p.m. and the doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Advance tickets can be ordered online in the KUNI Store section at http://www.kuniradio.org, or by calling KUNI weekdays at 3-6400 or (800) 772-2440, ext. 0. Advance tickets are also available at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls and CDGB's in Mason City.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

STUDY ABROAD IN TASMANIA:

The University of Tasmania is located in a beautiful setting and has around 12,000 students. They offer programs in the fields of business, geology, environmental science and law. Hang-glide over the eucalyptus forests, camp on the white sand with kangaroos, or sail around the city in the weekend boat races. Stop in the Study Abroad Office in Baker Hall 59, for more information.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN KAZAKHSTAN:

The study abroad program in Kazakhstan is for any education field major or minor. The four-week June program will be directed by David Landis, curriculum and instruction department. Stop by Baker Hall 59 in the Study Abroad office for more details

 

FALL TEACHER INSTITUTE:

The Fall Teacher Institute for all UNI teacher education students will take place Friday, Oct. 20, at the Price Lab School, on 19th and Campus streets. From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be approximately eight sessions per hour on a variety of topics important for new teachers in areas covering early childhood, special education, elementary, middle and high school. Free. For more information, visit http://www.pls.uni.edu and click on the "Teacher Institute" link.

 

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.

 

NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE:

Attend a National Student Exchange informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the Maucker Union State College Room and learn how to attend another college or university within the U.S. and Canada while paying UNI tuition. Qualified students must have a 2.75 UNI and cumulative GPA and between 30 and 85 credit hours.

 

ROD LIBRARY STUDENT COMPUTER FEE SURVEY:

Speak up on how student computer fees are spent. Rod Library will run its annual survey of student computing interests Monday, Oct. 16, through Wednesday, Oct. 25. The survey will be online at http://www.uni.edu/library/scfsurvey.shtml and in paper form in the library lobby.

 

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.

 

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