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Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006

NEWS

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.

 
UNI WOMEN'S RUGBY TO GO TO NATIONALS:

The UNI Women's Rugby team won the Division I Midwest Title on Nov. 5 in Columbus, Ohio. They beat Ohio State 23-13. Ohio State has won the title for the past three years. The team now advances to the national tournament in Florida this April. For more information, contact Jennifer Murra, advisor, at jennifer.murra@uni.edu.

 

PHONE BOOK CHANGE:

The campus phone number for Chris Triplitt, ITS-Information Systems, should be 3-3042. His campus address remains the same.

 

MERIT VACANCIES:

Merit Vacancies are available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp.

 

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include: Program Manager/Center for Health Disparities (HPELS) and Director of Development, College of Business Administration. To view complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

 
FLU CLINIC ADDED:

The Student Health Clinic has added a flu clinic from 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.

 

MULTICULTURAL SUPER SATURDAY - NOV. 18:

Super Saturday is a comprehensive program designed for multicultural high-school students and their guests. During this campus visit, prospective students and their parents/guests will learn about admissions, financial aid, housing, preparing for college and academic programs. Super Saturday also provides students with the opportunity to speak with UNI students who live on campus, and have lunch in the nationally acclaimed Piazza Dining Center. For more information, contact Ron Green in the Office of Admissions at 3-2281 or ronald.green@uni.edu.

 

NOVEMBER DISPLAYS AT THE ROD LIBRARY:

November displays at the Rod Library highlight diverse topics ranging from the Holocaust to Native American Heritage Month to the National Student Exchange Program. For photographs of the current exhibits and more information on library exhibits, visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/.

 

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 now through Nov. 18. There will be limited parking around the UNI-Dome with four playoff games and heavy traffic starting at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17. For a complete IHSAA Football Playoff schedule, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/unidome/IHSAAPlayoffs.htm.

 

SAFETY REMINDER:

Hypodermic needles must be disposed of properly to prevent the risk of needlestick exposure. Needlestick/Sharps disposal units are located in the Student Health Center, the nurse's office at Price Lab, and in the training rooms of the WRC. For more information, contact Wendel Reece at 3-7269 or Dean Shoars at 3-7269, in the University Safety Office.

 

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 kristy.leen@uni.edu.

 

EXERCISE ADHERENCE:

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 kristy.leen@uni.edu or 3-7167, or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/PT/index.html.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

UNI WEB DEVELOPERS FORUM REACTIVATED:

The Web Developers Forum is open to anyone involved in developing Web sites at UNI. There is a listserv for you to post questions to as well as periodic meetings. To be on the listserv or for more information, send an e-mail to purdy@uni.edu. The next meeting of the Web Developers Forum is 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room.

 

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.

 

THE BEST PRACTICES IN LEADERSHIP SESSION:

Don't miss the next Best Practices in Leadership session. Join UNI Professor Ana Donaldson 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 feature teambuilding activities developed to help you build leadership throughout the campus. The session will be in the CME in Maucker Union. 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.

 
HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

This presentation will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in the CBB 3. Free. Advanced registration is required as space is limited. For more information, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at katherine.cota@uni.edu or 3-7350.

 

NEW VENTURE BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION:

The 2007 John Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition is now accepting applications for a chance to win one of three $5,000 seed capital awards. The competition is open to all UNI students. Entry timeline and requirements can be found at http://www.jpec.org/newven.htm. Intent-to-compete forms are due by Thursday, Nov. 30, to CBB 242. For additional information or a competition packet, contact Katie Viet at katie.viet@uni.edu.

 

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 osp@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

HOURS

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK AND FINALS WEEK:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/.

 

PRINT SERVICES - LIMITED OPERATIONS NOV. 20-22.:

Print Services will be open with limited staff and services from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 20 through Nov. 22. Copying, job orders and small projects will be handled as usual. Large print projects may need to wait until Nov. 27. Please call ahead if you have questions at 3-2448.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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 through Nov. 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. Sponsored by UNI Relay for Life.

 

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.

 

GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT:

The Great American Smokeout will take place in the afternoon, Thursday, Nov. 16, in front of the Rod Library. If you can quit for a day, you can quit for good. The Health Promotion students are sponsoring "Cigs for Subs." Trade in a pack of cigarettes for a free cold turkey sub from Subway.

 

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. This event is sponsored by a group in Gayle Pohl's campaign methods class.

 

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/. The Hudson Road bridge from the CAC to the Sports & Events Complex will remain closed until final construction on the McLeod Center grounds is completed. Guests will be directed to the McLeod Center west and south entrances.

 

FIRST ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF:

The First Annual Chili Cook-Off will take place before the last home football game at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, near the NW entrance of the UNI-Dome. Chili will be free to the public after judging is complete. If you or someone you know wants to compete, visit www.uni.edu/prssa/chilicookoff.asp for an entry form. For more information, call Eric at (563)419-7015.

 

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.

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

UNI swimming hosts Minnesota State-Mankato at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17. Football plays its final regular season game against Illinois State at 4:35 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in the UNI-Dome. The volleyball team will play in the first event at McLeod Center when it hosts Bradley in its final regular-season match at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. Men's basketball plays its first home game against UW-Milwaukee at 4:05 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, in McLeod Center. Women's basketball hosts Iowa State at 7:05 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in McLeod Center. Wrestling hosts Iowa at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, in McLeod Center.

 

EXHIBITS/FILMS:

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.

 

'KILOWATT OURS':

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.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH WORKSHOP:

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.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

John Groves, associate professor of geology, will give a presentation on "Foraminiferal Origination and Extinction During the Late Paleozoic Ice Age" at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in Latham Hall Room 125. All are invited.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

SAVION GLOVER TAPS HIS WAY TO GBPAC:

Savion Glover will perform at the Gallagher-Bluedorn at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14. His rat-a-tat feet still dazzle, his body sweats with intensity, his facial expressions are as vivid as ever, his moves still define what tap means today. Backed by a string ensemble, Glover shuffles, flaps, hops and ball-changes to music ranging from Bach to Mendelssohn to Bartok. Adult tickets: $39, $32, $27, $20, $15. UNI students: 50 percent off with U-Card discount.

 

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.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Joe Paulik will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in KUNI's third floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

CAMPUS DINING:

FRESH COOKIE DOUGH:

Order fresh cookie dough online from Fresh Beginnings, UNI's bakery. Each batch makes 3.5 dozen cookies. Flavors include snickerdoodle, sugar, molasses, spritz, monster, butterscotch oatmeal, cranberry oatmeal, chocolate chip, chocolate chocolate chip, peanut butter, peanut-butter chocolate-chip, oatmeal raisin, oatmeal chocolate chip, cherry white chocolate cashew and cranberry white chocolate pecan. To place an order, visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/promotions/cookiedough.htm.

 

GIFT-SIZE QUICK BREADS AVAILABLE:

Mini loaves of flavored quick bread are available through 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. This week the featured items at Chats and Prexy’s in Maucker Union; 23rd Street Market in Commons and Biscotti’s in Redeker Center are scotcheroos and the new peanut butter Cheerio/pretzel bars.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

NEW ONLINE TICKETING SYSTEM:

The new online ticketing system for UNI students is up and running. All current UNI students will have a chance to receive a ticket for all UNI Athletic events in the new McLeod Center. This system was designed to be fair to loyal student Panther fans and also for the general student body interested in attending men's basketball this season. The link below will direct you to a site that should answer many questions about this system. It includes information on how to register, how and when to request tickets and more. http://unipanthers.cstv.com/tickets/onlinestudentticketing.html. You can request tickets for both the Nov. 19 UNI vs. UW-M and Nov. 29 UNI vs. Iowa State games.

 

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.

 


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