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Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006

NEWS

UNI TO UNVEIL ITTC, NOV. 7:

If you're unable to attend the 3 p.m., Nov. 7 rededication of The Gymnasium as the Innovative Teaching and Technology Center (ITTC), it will be streamed live on the Web at http://mm1.uni.edu:8080/ramgen/broadcast/live-ittc-dedication750.rm?rpcontexturl=http://www.uni.edu/its/et/productionhouse/ittc.htm.

 

PHONE BOOK CHANGES:

Beverly Kopper is located in Baker 334 and her phone number is 273-2303.

 
HEALTH INSURANCE OPEN ENROLLMENT:

Reminder to Merit employees: The deadline for the 2007 Health Insurance Open Enrollment period is 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13. Submit enrollment forms to the Human Resources Office, in 121 Commons, 0034. All employees currently enrolled in a Coventry Plan, or the John Deere Open Access Choice plan, must choose a new health plan by Nov.13. New coverage will take effect Jan. 1. For more information, call 3-2521.

 

UNIVERSITY COUNCIL MEETING -- ENROLLMENT TREND INFORMATION SHARED:

The first University Council meeting was held at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in CAC 108. President Ben Allen presented an overview of student enrollment including information on trends, challenges, and the implications of changes in enrollment. To view the powerpoint presentation, visit http://www.uni.edu/pres/council/index.shtml. If you have any questions, send an e-mail to president@uni.edu.

 
LIMITED PARKING AROUND UNI-DOME:

The IHSAA Football Playoffs will be in the UNI-Dome Nov. 6 through 18. There will be limited parking around the UNI-Dome with four playoff games and heavy traffic starting at 9 a.m. each day on Friday, Nov. 10; Monday, Nov. 13; and Friday, Nov. 17. For a complete IHSAA Football Playoff schedule, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/unidome/IHSAAPlayoffs.htm.

 

COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE:

There will be a food drive for the Cedar Valley Food Bank through Dec. 7, at Essentials in the Maucker Union. Your donation of a non-perishable food item or cash is needed and appreciated. The goal is to top the 2005 total of 1,000 pounds of food and $305 dollars cash from UNI students and faculty. To celebrate Peanut Lovers’ Month in November, each person who makes a food or cash donation will receive a bag of peanuts.

 

MAKING A GIFT TO BENEFIT UNI:

UNI employees who want to make gifts to benefit UNI are reminded that the best way to do this is by making gifts or pledges to the UNI Foundation. By doing so, you can be assured that your entire gift will be used to benefit the university. The faculty/staff annual drive is currently underway. Gifts and pledges can be made through payroll deduction or credit card using the Foundation's online giving form at https://www.adv.uni.edu/foundation/pledgeform.aspx. For additional information, call 3-6078.

 

2006 UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN:

UNI's United Way campaign will be completed Friday, Nov. 10. Return your completed pledge card for an opportunity to win prizes courtesy of the UNI United Way Steering committee (no UNI funds are used for the purpose of this drawing; a contribution is not necessary to be eligible to win). Visit http://www.cedarvalleyunitedway.org/campaignvideo.htm to see the 2006 United Way Campaign video.

 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:

Nominations are now open for Administration & Finance Division's High Five Award for Staff Excellence. Any permanent A&F employee is eligible to receive the award, and any member of the UNI community may submit a nomination. Watch for more information and a nomination form in campus mail, or go to:

http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/high_five.shtml For more details, call Robin at 3-3536.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

DEMONSTRATION OF NEW TECHNOLOGY:

ITS Educational Technology invites you to attend a brown bag lunch from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 10, in the ITTC, Room 136. Bring your lunch and enjoy a demonstration and question/answer session on the Apreso capture station. The Apreso captures a class in realtime, syncs-up and displays the faculty member's presentation materials, such as PowerPoint, and then has it available for placing on the Web within minutes after the class is ended or for use at a later time. Viewers are able to skip to any spot in the lecture at any time.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS:

This presentation will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the CBB 3. Free. Advance registration is required as space is limited. For more information, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at katherine.cota@uni.edu or 3-7350.

 

REGISTER NOW FOR WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION ACROSS CULTURES:

Join UNI Professor of Anthropology Mark Grey from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the Maucker Union State College Room and learn successful communication strategies for cross-cultural interactions. To register, visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start&admin_group=HRTD. or call Robin at 3-3536.

 
WHAT THE BEST COLLEGE TEACHERS DO:

At 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in ITTC 125/126, there will be a discussion of Chapter 5 of Bain's book, "What the Best College Teachers Do." This chapter focuses on how these teachers conduct their classes and includes descriptions of both general principles for structuring classes and some examples of their classroom activities. 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.

 
ONLINE LEARNING & TEACHING:

Online Learning & Teaching is a two-week workshop about online learning and teaching. Participants will experience the student point of view of online learning while learning about and discussing online teaching with colleagues. The workshop will be conducted entirely on the Web using WebCT with no face-to-face meetings. There is no charge for UNI faculty; others may participate by paying a $50 fee. The workshop starts Nov. 8 and goes through Nov. 21. To register, visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/tlt/olt/registration/register.htm.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT TO FACULTY:

University Health Services health promotion, health clinic and counseling staff are willing to give presentations in classes on a variety of important topics. For details, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/HealthPresentationTopics.pdf. Invite UHS staff if a topic relates to a course or if a class period can accommodate one of their programs.

 

SPSS TWO PART SHORT COURSE OFFERED:

There will be an SPSS two-part short course offered by the Statistical Consulting Lab. The first class, Anova and GLM Univariate, will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in Sabin, Room 223. The second class, Linear Regression, will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Sabin, Room 223. For more information, visit http://www.cns.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL/. To RSVP, e-mail jacobson@cns.uni.edu or call 3-7172.

 

LEARN AFTER WORK ON TUESDAY, NOV. 14:

TIAA-CREF will present "Developing An Investment Strategy" for individuals wanting to learn more about how they can choose the investments in their TIAA-CREF retirement plans. The seminar will take place at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the GBPAC, Room 30. Parking is ample and close by. Because seating will be limited, please register on-line at http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 1-866-842-2977, extension 7010 to reserve a seat. Spouses are also invited to attend.

 

CREATING COMMUNITY IN A LARGE LECTURE-BASED COURSE:

At 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the ITTC, Room 125/126, Kim MacLin, a 2005 Outstanding Teaching Award for Untenured Faculty recipient, will discuss her experiences in creating a dynamic learning community in large lecture-based courses. She will share pedagogical techniques and specific activities she uses when teaching these large courses. Many of these techniques are not content-specific. Sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Consortium. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu.

 

LEARN OVER LUNCH ON WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15:

TIAA-CREF will present "Developing An Investment Strategy" for individuals wanting to learn more about how they can choose the investments in their TIAA-CREF retirement plans. The seminar will begin at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the 23rd Street Market Meeting Room (enter from the 23rd Street Market and follow the signs). Individuals are invited to grab lunch at the 23rd Street market (at their own expense) and bring their lunches into the seminar. Because seating will be limited, please register on-line at http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 1-866-842-2977, extension 7010 to reserve a seat. Spouses are also invited to attend.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS:

THIRD ANNUAL 'SOUP'S ON':

Plan to attend the third annual soup supper from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, at St. Stephen Student Center on 1019 W. 23rd St. The supper features four international soups, a silent auction, and pottery demonstration by JoAnn Schnabel. Sponsored by the Friends of the UNI Museums, the proceeds will be used to support the Museums' exhibits and programs. Adults $15; UNI students (with ID) $10; 12 & under $5. Purchase tickets in advance at the University Museum or at the door. For more information, call 3-2188.

 

AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK:

UNI will celebrate American Education Week, Nov. 12-18, with Cedar Falls and Waterloo schools. Students and teachers will have an opportunity to participate in educational programs ranging from science, history, environment and more. This initiative is part of UNI's new program, "Fieldtrip UNI," which allows K-12 classrooms to visit campus. For more information about Fieldtrip UNI, visit http://www.uni.edu/fieldtrip.

 

READ WITH BARNES & NOBLE AND UNI MUSEUMS:

On Saturday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 12, present a voucher or mention the Museums at the time of purchase to contribute to the scope and quality of the museums' exhibits and community programs. A percentage of voucher proceeds will be donated to the Museums. A story and craft time will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Hosted by the UNI Museums and the Waterloo Barnes & Noble book store. A printable voucher is available at http://www.uni.edu/museum/images/calendar/nov06_voucher.pdf. For more information, call 3-2188.

 

WRC INTRAMURALS OPEN TRIVIA TOURNAMENT:

Registration entry forms are due from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13, to Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the WRC 101. You may also register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec by clicking on intramurals and then intramural online registration. Fee is $20 per team, and payment is due with registration. Play begins at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, in the WRC 155.

 

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

UNI volleyball hosts Western Illinois at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the West Gym. Panther women's basketball plays its final exhibition game, hosting Mount Mercy at 3:05 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in the West Gym.

 

EXHIBITS/FILMS:

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING OF 'TENACIOUS D'

UNI was selected for a special advance screening of the new movie "Tenacious D In the Pick of Destiny." This movie will be released nationwide on Nov. 17, but the UNI community has the opportunity to view it free at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 at in the College Square Theatres. Free passes are available at the info table in front of Chats in Maucker Union and in the Student Involvement & Activities Center. Bring the pass to the theatre and come early because seating is first-come, first-seated.

 

RUSSIAN FILM: 'OCTOBER':

The Russian Club will show "October" at 9 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Seerley 115. Directed by Grigori Aleksandrov and Sergei Eisenstein. In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February 1917 to the end of the provisional government and the Bolsheviks’ decrees of peace and land in November 1917. The action moves from Lenin’s return in April, to his arrest in July, to late October, when the Bolsheviks are ready to strike: 10 days that shook the world.

 

STARRY NIGHT: A CELEBRATION OF CHILDREN'S ART:

The children of the Child Development Center have been exploring art in a variety of mediums including watercolor, paints, photography, dance and music. They will present "Starry Night: A Celebration of Children's Art" from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the cafeteria of Price Lab School. There will be music provided by children, dance and movement by alumni of the Child Development Center, and artwork by children ages six months to five years old.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

POLITICAL SCIENCE FACULTY SPEAKER SERIES:

Christopher Larimer, assistant professor of Political Science, will present results from his research project "Does Voter Turnout Increase When Neighbors' Voter Turnout Records are Published?" The talk will take place at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in Sabin Hall, Room 201. All are welcome.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

At 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8, in Seerley 115, Billie Bailey, executive director of the Grout Museum, will present "What Makes Museums Tick?" The event is free and open to the public.

 

21ST CENTURY CATHOLICISM:

John Donaghy, director of St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Student Center at ISU will visit St. Stephen Catholic Student Center on Wednesday, Nov. 8, to discuss "White Believers in a Brown Church: Americans' Catholicism in the Twenty-First Century." Donaghy has extensive experience working with Catholics in Europe and Latin America. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in the Social Hall at St. Stephen's, 1019 W. 23rd St. in Cedar Falls. All are welcome. For more information call St. Stephen's at 266-9863.

 

ON THE ROAD TO RECONCILIATION:

As part of Native American Heritage Month, Grammy Award-winning Native American musician, poet, and lecturer, Bill Miller, will present "On the Red Road to Reconciliation" from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Center for Multicultural Education (109 MAU). Miller will discuss racial reconciliation, his story, his background, his music and his art. Later that evening, from 8 to 9:30 p.m., Miller will perform in the GBPAC, Davis Hall. At the Native American Music Awards he was honored with five awards including Best Songwriter, Song of the Year, Folk Artist and Artist of the Year. This event is free, however, there is limited seating. A reception will follow. Sponsored by the CME. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/events/nahm06/nahm06.htm or call 3-2250.

 

TIME BOOK CRITIC TO READ FROM HIS NOVEL:

Novelist and Time magazine book critic Lev Grossman will give a public reading as a part of the Hearst lecture series at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in Baker 161. Grossman will read from his 2004 novel, "Codex" and take questions regarding the craft of fiction and his life as a book critic. A book signing will follow the reading. Sponsored by the Department of English Language and Literature.

 

WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES ADVISORY BOARD MEETING:

The next Women’s and Gender Studies Advisory Board meeting is at noon, Monday, Nov. 13, in Baker 161. Board meetings are open to all.

 

THE MEDIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST:

Professor As`ad AbuKhalil of California State University, Stanislaus and the University of California at Berkeley, will lecture at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the John Deere Auditorium, CBB. AbuKhalil, an expert in Middle Eastern and international affairs, is originally from Tyre, Lebanon and grew up in Beirut. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the American University of Beirut in political science. He came to the United States in 1983 and received his Ph.D. in comparative government from Georgetown University. Now a Middle East consultant for ABC and NBC News, he will discuss media coverage during Israel's invasion of Lebanon. This lecture is free and open to the public.

 

CEDAR VALLEY DISCUSS & DISCOVER DIVERSITY:

There will be a discussion of "Cockeyed" by Ryan Knighton, from 4:30 to 5:30 Monday, Nov. 13, at the UNI Museum. Sunggye Hong, UNI assistant professor of special education and teacher of assistive technology, will lead the discussion. CV3D is a Cedar Valley Community Action Project sponsored by Cedar Falls and Waterloo Public Libraries, UNI Museums, and Cedar Falls AAUW.

 

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH WORKSHOPS:

A Meskwaki woodcarving demonstration will take place from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the CME (109 MAU). The presenter and master of Native American woodcarving, Luke Kapayou, is an enrolled Meskwaki Tribal Member who, as a young male, was taught the basics of woodcarving by his elders.

 

A Meskwaki beadworking demonstration will take place from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the CME (109 MAU). For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/events/nahm06/nahm06.htm or call 3-2250.

 

HEARST LECTURE SERIES: HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM:

A book reading by Professor Emerita and Holocaust Survivor Ruth Kluger at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Kluger will read from and discuss her internationally acclaimed memoir "Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered." Kluger provides a powerful account of her experiences during and after the Holocaust, such as the anti-Semitism in Vienna, her years in the concentration camps, her escape, and her struggle to establish a life as a refugee survivor after emigrating to the United States in 1947. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/hearst/.

 

MESKWAKI HISTORICAL CD PRESENTATION:

Mary Bennett of the State of Iowa Historical Society and Meskwaki Tribal Historians Johnathan Buffalo and Dawn Wanatee will discuss their collaboration to preserve cultural history, promote primary historical resources, foster interaction between tribal members and staff from state government, and provide professional training to aspiring humanists. The workshop will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the CME (109 MAU). It is designed to promote and enhance an understanding of culture throughout the state. Sponsored by the CME as part of Native American Heritage Month. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/events/nahm06/nahm06.htm or call 3-2250.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

UNITUBA ENSEMBLE RECITAL:

Under the director of Jeffrey Funderburk, the student brass ensemble presents a "Tribute to Rodger Vaughan." The ensemble will perform Ellington, ragtime, cabaret tunes, and more at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Admission is free.

 

WIND SYMPHONY CONCERT:

Under the direction of Ronald Johnson, the ensemble, with special guests, Rebecca Burkhardt, Jean McDonald, and Jeffrey Brich, will present a program to honor American veterans at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the GBPAC Great Hall. Admission is free.

 

FACULTY RECITAL:

Artists Julia Trahan, viola, and Robin Guy, piano, will perform the music of Brahms, Schumann, Vaughan Williams, and Shostakovich at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Free admission.

 
THEATRE UNI PRESENTS: 'THE DICK GIBSON SHOW':

Theatre UNI presents "The Dick Gibson Show," Friday, Nov. 10, through Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. "The Dick Gibson Show" is a quirky comedy of late-night talk radio in 1959, based on the novel by Stanley Elkin and directed by Jay Edelnant. Tickets are $12 for the general public and free for UNI students. For more information, call 3-6381 or visit http://www.theatreuni.com.

 
WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY CONCERT:

Soprano Courtenay Budd joins the symphony on Mahler's Fourth Symphony and on Barber's Knoxville: Summer 1915. Orchestral dances by Bach complete the Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. program at the Gallagher-Bluedorn. For tickets, call 3-SHOW or visit http://wcfsymphony.org.

 

OFF-HUDSON PLAY READING: SHAKESPEARE'S RICHARD III:

Theatre UNI presents a staged reading of Shakespeare's Richard III at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in CAC Room 108. Free admission. For more information, visit http://www.theatreuni.com.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Singer-songwriter Amelia White will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in KUNI's third floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

CAMPUS DINING:

UNI CATERING MENUS ARE ONLINE:

Menus are now available online at http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/catering/. Information includes selections and prices for full-service catering and for take-out items. Plan ahead for holiday entertaining and order menu items from UNI catering take-out.

 

NOVEMBER IS PEANUT LOVERS' MONTH:

November is Peanut Lovers’ Month and to celebrate, peanut specialties will be featured throughout the month at Chats and Prexy’s in Maucker Union; 23rd Street Market in Commons and Biscotti’s in Redeker Center. Fresh peanut butter cookies and peanut butter chocolate chip cookies baked in Fresh Beginnings, our campus bakery, will be featured Nov. 6-10.

 

SUSHI AT PREXY'S:

Enjoy one of four delicious varieties of fully-cooked sushi for lunch. Available at Wasabi every Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 
YOU COUNT! DINING SURVEY NOV. 6-10:

What is your opinion of on-campus food services? The annual dining services survey is online through Nov. 10 at http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/survey.htm. The survey takes approximately four minutes to complete and you can return to the survey multiple times to evaluate different dining venues.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

ATTENTION ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJORS:

In line with No Child Left Behind legislation, high-stakes testing in science at all levels of K-12 education is coming soon. UNI offers a minor in Basic Science which leads to an endorsement in K-6 Basic Science. There will be an informational session and open panel discussion with program alumni at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the McCollum Science Hall, Room 103. Light refreshments will be provided. For futher information, contact Dawn Del Carlo at dawn.delcarlo@uni.edu or 3-3296.

 

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MEETING:

UNI Amnesty International is a non-partisan, human-rights organization. Amnesty will have an organizitional meeting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in Sabin 13. They are organizing to promote awareness of labor rights and to campaign to end sweatshop labor in apparel licensed by UNI. For more information, contact Shane Callahan at shanec@uni.edu.

 

NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE:

The National Student Exchange informational meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Maucker Union State College Room. Students will 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.

 

 

 

 
 

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