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Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006
UNI BUDGET UPDATE:
A shortfall in expected tuition revenue will require a $1 million reallocation for fiscal year 2007. This shortfall is due to a larger than expected decline in enrollment. This lowers our income base in 2007 and following years, and will be a reoccurring issue until enrollment begins to grow. In the next few weeks divisional vice presidents, working with their respective staff and faculty, will develop plans to meet the 2007 deficit.
MCLEOD CENTER TO OPEN NOV. 18:
Make plans to attend the grand opening of UNI's McLeod Center at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. Free and open to the public. Bring your friends. Following the grand-opening ceremony, you'll have the chance to meet UNI's intercollegiate athletics teams and coaches on the Robert J. McCoy Court, and take a behind-the-scenes look at the newest arena in Iowa. If you can't attend, the event will be streamed live at http://www.uni.edu/mcleod/
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, 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.
FLU CLINIC ADDED:
The Student Health Clinic has added a flu clinic for 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Student Health Clinic. For a full schedule of flu clinics, visit http://www.uni.edu/health/services.shtml.
FACILITIES SERVICES WINTER BULLETIN AVAILABLE ONLINE:
A winter bulletin is available on the Facilities Services Web site. For information about winter snow routes and guidelines, ways to protect buildings from winter-related stress and winter safety tips, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/organization/newsletter.shtml.
HONORARY DEGREE NOMINATIONS:
The Committee on Honorary Degrees is soliciting nominations for potential recipients of honorary degrees for submission to the President. A statement of the policies and procedures can be found at http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/205.shtml or by contacting the Graduate College at 3-2748. Nominations, marked "confidential," should be submitted to the Graduate Dean's Office, Lang 122, by Dec. 15 for consideration. Supporting material must accompany the nominations.
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. 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 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.
ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKET DRIVE:
Help the hungry in the Cedar Valley by volunteering to donate or deliver food. Contributions may include a whole basket or single food items. If you can’t afford a whole basket, get a group, club or hall to go in on one with you. For more information, call St. Stephen Catholic Student Center at 266-9863.
TWO UNI PROFESSORS CHALLENGE CAMPUS COMMUNITY:
Melissa Heston and Gayle Pohl, two of UNI's United Way Campaign Chairs, have challenged the UNI community to increase the number of employees contributing to the Cedar Valley United Way from 20 percent to 30 percent, or to increase the amount pledged by $6,000. If one or both of these goals are met, both Heston and Pohl will increase their donations by $250. Please consider either giving for the first time or increasing your regular gift so this challenge can be met and there will be an extra $500 directed toward meeting important community needs.
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.
A&F NEWS AND VIEWS NEWSLETTER:
The Administration & Finance division newsletter is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/newsletter.shtml. It contains news and information about staff accomplishments and department activities.
WRS HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:
Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus everyday? Health Beat lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year). Ask a fitness supervisor at Health Beat, or contact Kristy Leen, WRS Personal Fitness Coordinator at 3-7167 or email@example.com.
If you struggle with exercise adherence or you're just not sure what to do, then a personal trainer is the answer. Your personal trainer will design a program with your specific goals in mind, motivate and educate you. For more information, contact WRS Personal Fitness Coordinator Kristy Leen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-7167, or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/PT/index.html.
THE BEST PRACTICES IN LEADERSHIP SESSION:
Join UNI Professor Ana Donaldson on to learn how you can bring out the leader in yourself and others. This 90-minute session will include learning opportunities and small-group discussion and will showcase online tools developed to help you build leadership. The session will take place from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., Monday, Nov. 20, in the CME in Maucker Union. Light Refreshments will be served. To register, visit
https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start&admin_group=HRTD or call Robin at 3-3536.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Consortium.
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.
OFFICE OF SPONSORED PROGRAMS BROWN BAG LUNCH:
"Design Your Own Performance Assessment: Creating an Evaluation Plan for Your Grants" will take place from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Maucker Union lower level Presidential Room. Bring your lunch and learn how to strengthen this most frequently critiqued component of grant proposals. New faculty are especially encouraged to attend. RSVP to 3-3217 or to email@example.com.
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 online at http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 1-866-842-2977, ext. 7010, to reserve a seat. Spouses are also invited to attend.
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 online at http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 1-866-842-2977, ext. 7010, to reserve a seat. Spouses are also invited to attend.
THURSDAZE INTENSITY GAME SHOW:
Come make your own CD, music video and funny photos from 8 p.m. to midnight, Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Maucker Union Coffeehouse. There will also be an Intensity Game Show at 9:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. The Intensity Game Show is a full-audience participation, trivia-based game show that includes a $250 cash prize.
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK:
UNI will celebrate International Education Week Nov. 13 through Nov. 17. The week's activities include dance recitals, concerts, food festivals, international films, faculty panels, and information tables in Maucker Union, Study Abroad Office and Camp Adventure. A complete list of activities is at http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad or call 3-7078.
AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK:
UNI will celebrate American Education Week, Nov. 12 through 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.
COLDSTONE ICE CREAM:
Do you like ice cream and want to help in the fight against cancer? A portion of all Coldstone Creamery purchases made from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, will go towards the fight against cancer. Coldstone Creamery is located at 6421 University Ave.
READ WITH BARNES & NOBLE AND UNI MUSEUMS:
On Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12, present a voucher or mention the UNI 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.
MR. UNI PAGEANT:
At 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the Lang Hall Auditorium, male students will go head-to-head in a royal battle to be crowned "Mr. UNI." The pageant will include an opening dance number, an interview session, evening wear, and a talent contest. Come and help the judges decide who is worthy of the crown by voting as many times as you like for your favorite contestant. Each vote costs $1. In addition, every voter has the opportunity to win a prize. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $5 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Cedar Valley United Way. Co-sponsored by Dr. Pohl's PR Campaign Methods class, University Book and Supply, Milroy's Tuxedos and Cold Stone Creamery. For more information, contact Hannah Bland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
GLAMOROUS GIVING AT COCONUTS BEACH CLUB:
On Thursday, Nov. 16, students 19 and older are invited to Glamorous Giving at Coconuts Beach Club. Glamorous Giving is a Hollywood-themed party to support the Cedar Valley United Way. The red carpet rolls out at 9 p.m. and admission is $6. Those who dress as a movie character, celebrity or in their best red-carpet style will receive a $1 discount. There will be raffles, contests, games and more.
SAUDI ARABIAN AMBASSADOR TO VISIT UNI ON NOV. 30:
His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States, will visit UNI on Thursday, Nov. 30. He will give a public address, "The Road Ahead in the War on Terrorism," at 1:30 p.m. in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Al-Faisal also will open a two-day educational exhibit featuring Saudi Arabian culture and civilization at 10:30 a.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. The exhibit is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 and Friday, Dec. 1. There will be a free lunch of Middle East fare from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days of the exhibit. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/saudi.
Panther women's basketball plays its final exhibition game, hosting Mount Mercy at 3:05 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in the West Gym.
RUSSIAN FILM: 'STAR':
The Russian Club will show "Star" at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Seerley 115. Directed by Nikolai Lebedev and based on the book by Emmanuil Kazakevich. In 1944, the Nazis prepare a massive offensive on occupied Russian land. The Russian Army's snipers are sent in for a reconnaissance operation behind the enemy lines.
At 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Sabin 102, Green Project UNI and the CEEE will host a showing of the film "Kilowatt Ours," a documentary on wind power, an issue of relevance to wind-swept Iowans. For more information, visit http://www.greenprojectuni.org.
THOMAS MELVILLE TO SPEAK AT UNI:
Thomas Melville, associate at the Catholic Peace Ministry and author of the recently published "Through a Glass Darkly: The U.S. Holocaust in Central America," will discuss his book, which examines the U.S. role in Guatemala's war, at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in Sabin Hall, Room 201.
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.
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 p.m. 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.
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.
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.
CONCERT BAND CONCERT:
The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the GBPAC Great Hall. Under the direction of Ronald Johnson, the large ensemble will perform original wind music from 19th century German composer Richard Wagner, Reber Clark's Flowers of the Forest composed in 2006 and Daniel Bukvich's Hymn of St. Francis. Admission is free.
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.
GUEST FLUTIST RECITAL:
Ian Clarke will present an eclectic program of standard works, including extended techniques and lyrical improvisations, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Admission is free.
FREE 'WITNESS THE MUSIC' CONCERT:
From 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, St. Stephen will host "Witness the Music," a concert featuring members of the UNI Men's Glee Club, soloists and other vocal ensembles. Free admission.
'A WONDERFUL EVENING OF IMPROVISATIONAL WHIMSY FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN':
Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang Hall 40. 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. Presented by UNI Half-Masted 3.2 Improv Troupe.
GIFT-SIZE QUICK BREADS AVAILABLE:
Mini loaves of flavored quick bread are available from Monday, Nov. 13, to Friday, Nov. 17. The gift-size loaves are $2.49 each and come in the following flavors: strawberry, pumpkin, triple berry, lemon poppy seed and banana. Order online at http://www.uni.edu/dor/bread/. Select a pick-up location and date that is convenient for you. All loaves will freeze well, so stock up for hospitality and gift-giving.
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 through 10.
YOU COUNT! DINING SURVEY THROUGH NOV. 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 email@example.com or 3-3296.
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION DAY:
Celebrate Public Administration Day and join members of the Department of Political Science and Richard Crayne, City Manager of Waverly, to learn about opportunities in the growing field of public administration. State, county and city governments are looking to hire people trained in public policy and management. The meeting will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13, in Sabin 307. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
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