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Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006
PARKING PROJECT UPDATE FOR CAMPUS:
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. Following campus input, the proposal will be presented to the Board of Regents for approval. Campus update sessions are scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon, Monday, Oct. 30, and from 1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31. Both sessions will be in Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom C.The proposal will include removal and or relocation of houses along 23rd Street adjacent to the Commons lot. Provisions will be included to work with the occupants regarding relocation. 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. To see an overview of the proposal, visit
COOLING SYSTEMS TO BE SHUT DOWN BEGINNING OCT. 23:
Facilities Services staff will begin shutting down mechanical cooling systems in university buildings on Monday, Oct. 23. This is done annually to protect cooling coils from potential freeze damage as outside temperatures approach the point where the cooling water in the coils can freeze. After mechanical cooling systems are shut down, building cooling requirements are met by outside air. Buildings may run warmer than usual until outside air temperatures remain low enough to provide adequate cooling during the winter months. For more information, contact Facilities Services at 3-4400.
HOLIDAY REDUCED OPERATIONS:
The university will experience reduced operations during the holidays from Monday, Dec. 25 through Monday, Jan. 1. For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/holidayhours06.shtml.
UNI DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR:
Nominations are being accepted for the UNI Distinguished Scholar Award. The deadline for submitting nominations is Monday, Oct. 30. Senior scholars and artists with a long and distinguished record of publications, exhibits and/or creative activities while a member of the UNI faculty are eligible for this award. For instructions and a nomination form, visit http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/internal.aspx. For more information, contact Sue Joslyn, associate dean of the Graduate College, at 3-3399 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WORDS OF WELLNESS:
IMPROVE YOUR LISTENING SKILLS:
Learn how to be a better listener with family, friends, and co-workers, and watch your relationships with others improve. Come to Penny O'Connor's workshop on "Effective Listening Skills" from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in CBB 319. Sponsored by UNI Training and Development. To register, visit
TIAA-CREF will present the educational seminar "Enhancements to Your Retirement Plan Are Here" to explain the new investment options available in the TIAA-CREF retirement plan. Meetings will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the GBPAC, Room 30, and noon, Thursday, Oct. 26, in the 23rd St. Market meeting room (enter from the 23rd St. Market and follow the signs). Individuals are invited to "learn over lunch" and bring their lunches into the seminar. Because seating will be limited, please register by visiting http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or by calling 1-866-842-2977, extension 7010.
HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:
This meeting will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the CBB 3. Free. Advance registration is required as space is limited. For more information, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at email@example.com or 3-7350.
'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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Consortium.
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., Thursday, Nov. 16, at the CME. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/divinit.htm.
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.
STUDENT RESPONSE SYSTEMS (A.K.A. CLICKERS):
If you teach a class at UNI now is your chance to learn how to use a Student Response System. On Tuesday, Oct. 31, a representative from Turning Technologies will offer training in the use of the Turning Point Student Response System. Each session will cover the nuts and bolts of how to install the Turning Point software, how to use the software, how to use the response system keypads, and ways to use the Student Response System in the classroom. Sessions will be offered from 10 to 10:45 a.m., 11 to 11:45 a.m., 12 to 12:45 p.m., and 2 to 2:45 p.m., in the ITTC, Room 136. For more information, call Todd Hayungs at 3-6290. For more information on Turning Point and Student Response Systems in general, visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/srs/index.htm
HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:
Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus everyday? Lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year). Sign up today. Ask a fitness supervisor at Health Beat, or contact Kristy Leen, WRS Personal Fitness Coordinator at 3-7167 or email@example.com.
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.
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 and 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 Street by Campbell Hall. For more information, call Vince at 3-3527.
UNI UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN KICKOFF
The 2006 UNI United Way campaign will kickoff at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, with a brief presentation in the Georgian Lounge. Join UNI President Allen, the UNI United Way committee, UNI campaign chairs, and Cedar Valley United Way Campaign Chair Dee Vandeventer for a half-hour to learn how you can bring lasting change and make a positive difference in the lives of those living in the Cedar Valley. For more information, contact Dennis Hayes at 3-7653.
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.
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
FALL FESTIVAL OF ALUMNI AND FRIENDS:
UNI Emeriti Bill Waack and Barbara Lounsberry will be honored at the Fall Festival of the Alumni & Friends of Price Lab School, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in the Georgian Lounge. Tickets ($15) can be purchased at Price Lab or by calling 3-2600.
GRAND CAPOEIRA SHOW:
Come and watch some of the most renowned Capoeira masters of the world in action. Capoeira is a program that enables empowerment in its several dimensions: physical, spiritual, emotional, mental and social through a unique learning environment. This event is free and will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in the WRC South Gym. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Co-Sponsored by the CME, Little Brazil, and the UNI Capoeira Sport Club. For a list of more sponsors or for more information, visit http://www.littlebrazil.org or call 3-2250.
SCRATCH BOWLING TOURNAMENT:
Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30 through Wednesday, Nov 1. Playing time will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6 or Wednesday, Nov. 8. Competition divisions are singles and doubles, men, women and co-rec. Scoring: Scratch tournament - singles score combined with designated partner for doubles score. Eligibility: Non-participation point event, no restrictions on partner selection, open to students, faculty and staff. Cost: $6/three lines and includes shoes and ball (pay at alley prior to bowling). For more information, call 3-7262.
UNI HOSTS SAUDI ARABIAN AMBASSADOR TO THE U.S.:
UNI's Saudi Student Club will host His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States, on Thursday, Nov. 30. Al-Faisal will be present for the opening of a two-day educational exhibit featuring Saudi Arabian culture and civilization at 10:30 a.m., in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom, and give a public presentation at 1:30 p.m. in the Lang Hall Auditorium. For more information and a complete schedule, visit http://www.uni.edu/saudi.
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.
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. Following the film, Marianne Bern, who now lives in Cedar Rapids, will discuss her experience of being sent to safety in England on a Kindertransport (Children's Transport) from her native Germany. A question-and-answer session will follow. Free and open to the public. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/holocaust/ or call 3-2725. Sponsored by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.
UNI TAE KWON-DO CLUB PROMOTIONAL TESTING:
The UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club’s next promotional testing will be 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. 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.
HIV/AIDS PANEL DISCUSSION:
Individuals living with HIV/AIDS will share personal stories of their struggles and successes at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in SEC 247. Sponsored by Wellness and Recreation Services and The Cedar AIDS Support System. For more information, call Joan Thompson at 3-2198.
Steven Miles, author of "Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity and the War on Terror," will be at UNI from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Miles is a professor of medicine and a bioethicist at the University of Minnesota. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and put "Miles visit event" in the subject line.
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.
At noon, Monday, Nov. 6, in the Maucker Union North Room, Nathan Epley, Department of Communication Studies, will present "Pinup Iconography, Retro-Chic, and the Consumption of Irony." The Women's & Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and members of the wider community are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.
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.
UNI SINGERS AND WOMEN'S CHORUS CONCERT:
The School of Music presents the Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the GBPAC Great Hall. Brad Barrett and Rick Hoffenberg will be the conductors. Tickets are available at the GBPAC box office, by calling 3-7469 or http://www.tickets.uni.edu. Individual tickets are public $8, senior citizens $7, non UNI students $6 and u-card free for UNI students.
GUEST JAZZ GUITARIST RECITAL:
Jazz guitarist Corey Christiansen will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 24, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Christiansen has performed at the Syracuse Jazz Festival, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, the Festival of the Midnight Sun (Helsinki), the Umbria Jazz Festival and many others. He has worked with many outstanding artists, including Jimmy Bruno, John Pisano and Joe Negri.
MIAMI CITY BALLET TO PERFORM AT THE GBPAC:
In its 21st season, Miami City Ballet is a force in the international dance world. Come see works by George Balanchine in the group's first-ever Iowa performance, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. UNI Students: 50 percent off of adult prices with u-Card. Adult tickets: $32, $27, $24, $21, $15. A BUCK A KID - Purchase one adult ticket and get up to two youth tickets for $1 each.
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON TO PERFORM AT THE GBPAC:
Country songwriter, Rhodes Scholar and movie star Kris Kristofferson will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. His top hits include "Me and Bobby McGee," "Sunday Morning Coming Down," "Help Me Make It Through the Night," and "For the Good Times." Enjoy a down-home dinner and live music before the show. Sponsored by Cedar Falls Tourism Bureau. For more information, visit http://www.gbpac.com/season/artists/kristofferson.shtml
KUNI PRESENTS: THE STARLITE DESPERATION AND THIS BLUSH MONDAY OCT. 30:
This is the Starlite Desperation's first tour in almost a year, since being freed from Capitol Records. It is This Blush's first national tour. Both bands are equipped to wow crowds with new songs, new moves and new tricks up their sleeves. Opening the show is Waterloo's very own The Beat Strings in support of their latest release, "Love Lust Wonder." Showtime is 9 p.m. Admission is $6, $8 for under 21. Contact The Reverb at (319) 277-4404 for ticket information.
TELL YOUR STUDENTS:
STUDY ABROAD IN TASMANIA:
The University of Tasmania is located in a beautiful setting and has around 12,000 students. It offers 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 is running its annual survey of student computing interests through Wednesday, Oct. 25. The survey is online at http://www.uni.edu/library/scfsurvey.shtml and in paper form in the library lobby.
PANTHER POSSE T-SHIRTS LAST CHANCE:
From 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 and Thursday, Oct. 26, current Panther Posse members can pick up their T-shirts at the NE entrance of the UNI-Dome. Panther Posse T-shirts must be picked up by 7 p.m. Nov. 1, in the West Gym to guarantee a shirt is available. On Nov. 2, remaining Panther Posse shirts will be sold at $5 each to current members seeking an extra shirt. Posse members can have their shirts mailed to them at a cost of $5 per shipment. If you have questions, contact email@example.com or call 3-6944. Visit the Official Panther Posse page at http://unipanthers.cstv.com/sponsorship/pantherposse.html
McLEOD STUDENT TICKETS AND JAKE'S JUNGLE SHIRTS:
UNI Athletics is implementing a new online ticket distribution system for current UNI students to receive Panther men’s basketball tickets. The reason for adding this system is because the demand for men's basketball tickets exceeds the supply of seats we can offer to students in McLeod Center. More information on this program is available at http://www.unipanthers.com. Members of Panther Posse/Jake’s Jungle will receive a bonus point in the new ticket distribution system. To get the bonus point, pick up your men’s basketball group shirt at the designated dates and times below. Those that do not get their shirt during these five dates will not receive the bonus point.
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STUDY ABROAD APPLICATION DEADLINE:
The Study Abroad Office extended the application deadline for programs in Australia, Ireland, Wales, England and internship in Korea to Monday, Oct. 30. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3-7078.
MR. UNI PAGEANT:
At 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in Lang Hall Auditorium, 15 male students will go head-to-head in a royal battle to be crowned "Mr. UNI." This first Mr. UNI competition is a fundraiser for the Cedar Valley United Way. All undergraduate and graduate male UNI students are eligible to compete. The pageant will include an opening dance number, an interview session, evening wear and talent contest. In addition, each contestant is encouraged to raise funds before the event for a chance to gain extra points toward the final tally. Contact Hannah Bland at email@example.com for more information.
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 honors 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 Honors Cottage, 2301 College St.
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