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Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006

NEWS

NEW E-MAIL SYSTEM TO BE IMPLEMENTED BETWEEN SEMESTERS:

UNI will migrate to a new e-mail system, Collaboration Suite, between the fall 2006 and spring 2007 semesters. Campus e-mail will be unavailable beginning at noon on Dec. 31 through the afternoon of Jan. 1. E-mail received during the conversion will be delivered once the new system is up and running. This new system will provide all UNI faculty, staff, students and emeritus employees with improved e-mail capabilities, and e-mail quotas will increase for students.
For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/459.html.

 

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.

 

UNI UNITED WAY STEERING COMMITTEE STILL ACCEPTING UNITED WAY PLEDGES:

You have until Dec. 1 to turn in your United Way pledge and still qualify for the prize drawing 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). Send pledge envelopes to Dennis Hayes, via campus mail, 0189.

 

REGENTS STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARDS:

At last week's meeting in Ames of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, two UNI professional staff members were honored with 2006 Staff Excellence Awards, given by the board in recognition of their outstanding professional contributions to UNI during their careers. Recipients were Jon Buse, assistant dean of students and director of new student programs, and Brenda Buzynski, executive assistant to the president.

 

MY UNIVERSE NEWS DEADLINE CHANGE:

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the submission deadline for items for the Nov. 27 edition of MyUNIverse News will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 22.

 

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.

 

SAFE DRIVING FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY IS A PRIORITY:

From Monday, Nov. 20 through Sunday, Nov. 26, all state law enforcement officers will participate in the STEP Program (Special Traffic Enforcement) to save lives and reduce injury. UNI Police will focus on enforcement activities in and around the campus area. Please take a few seconds and buckle your seatbelt and your kids' too. These few seconds may save your life.  Please do not drink and drive.

 
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.

 

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/.

 

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.

 

THE BEST PRACTICES IN LEADERSHIP SESSION:

Don't miss the next Best Practices in Leadership session from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in the CME in Maucker Union. Join UNI Professor Ana Donaldson to learn how you can bring out the leader in yourself and others. This session will include learning opportunities and small group discussion and will feature teambuilding activities developed to help you build leadership throughout the campus. 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.

 

OFFICE CHAIR MASSAGE:

A licensed massage therapist can do in-office massage. Therapist brings chair, relaxation music, and take-home information on massage and general health. Clients sit in a chair, fully clothed, while the therapist works on neck, shoulders, arms and back. Can take six clients per hour at each site at $60 total or $10 each. If your office is interested, contact Deedra Dahlager, wellness resource coordinator, at 3-7162 to schedule. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 
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.

 

HOURS

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK AND FINALS WEEK:

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

 

LIBRARY HOURS FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#thanks

 

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.

 

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.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

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:

THURSDAZE MOVIE: 'TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY':

"Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

RUSSIAN FILM: "ENEMY AT THE GATES':

The Russian Club will show "Enemy at the Gates" at 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, in Seerley 115. Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. In the winter of 1942, the German and Russian Armies meet in the Battle of Stalingrad, one of the most vicious engagements of the Second World War. A Russian sniper stalks the Germans, taking them out one by one. Germany sends in its sniper. With the Battle of Stalingrad raging around them, these two men must now fight each other.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

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.

 

DAN LEESE TO SPEAK AT UNI:

From 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in CBB 109, Dan Leese, UNI alumnus, returns to tell his story of leaving his managing director position for one of the largest wine companies in the world to start his own wine company. Hear the story of how a guy who used to sell bagels on the corner of College and 23rd streets is now a big cheese in the wine business. For more information, call 3-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu. UNI classes are encouraged; arrangements can be made by calling.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

TUBA QUARTETT RECITAL:

Tuba ensemble presents a brass program at 6 p.m. Thursday Nov. 16, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Free admission.

 

PERCUSSION AND WEST AFRICAN DRUM ENSEMBLES RECITAL:

At 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in the GBPAC, with special guest percussionist and composer Sean Friar and under the direction of Randy Hogancamp, conductor, the recital features the music of Jarvis, Hasenpflug and a premier piece by Friar, 'Dawn Raid' and music from Ghana and Guinea. Free admission.

 

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.

 

UNI JAZZ BAND ONE AND SAM SALAMONE IN CONCERT:

At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, in the GBPAC Great Hall, under the direction of Chris Merz, the fall concert for Jazz Band One will feature Des Moines legend Sam Salamone of the Blue Band on the mighty Hammond B3 organ. The band will back Salamone on selections from the Ray Charles/Count Basie Orchestra recording, "Genius Plus Soul Equals Jazz," as well as other selections designed to show off the powerful organ sound. Free admission.

 

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.

 

UNI OPERA ENSEMBLE'S 'OPERA SCENES' RECITAL:

Under the direction of Sandra Walden, "An Evening of Opera by Benjamin Britten" features scenes from Albert Herring, Rape of Lucretia, The Turn of the Screw, The Little Sweep, and Peter Grimes. This recital will take place at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Free admission.

 

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/cookies/

 

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.

 

AUDITIONS FOR ORCHESIS DANCE COMPANY:

Auditions will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28 and Thursday, Nov. 29, in the WRC 185/187. Auditions consist of ballet barre, modern dance exercise, a jazz combination and a tap combination. All dancers are required to participate in the ballet, modern and jazz portions of the audition. Any current UNI student who loves to dance and perform and is interested in becoming part of both a performance company and a social organization may audition. There are no weight or height restrictions, and dancers of all abilities are encouraged to audition. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/dance.

 


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