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Tuesday, Nov. 21, 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.

 

UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING:

The next University Faculty Senate meeting will be at 3:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, in the Great Reading Room of Seerley Hall. Meetings are open.

 

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.

 

SPECIAL AUCTION:

UNI is using an online auction service called Public Surplus to sell surplus equipment and supplies. More information and a link to publicsurplus.com is available at the Office of Business Operations Web site. Or visit http://www.publicsurplus.com. Under "browse auctions,” select Iowa as the region and the University of Northern Iowa as the agency. Click on UNI and then click on the auction item that you want. For more information, contact Vince at 3-3527.

 

PHONE BOOK CHANGE:

The campus phone number for Brande Martin, Office of Sponsored Programs, should be 273-3961. Her campus address remains the same.

 

DONATE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS:

The Lawther Hall Senate is sponsoring an instrument drive to help provide local schools with new or used instruments for their music departments. If you have an instrument in good condition, bring it to the Lawther Hall Office (115E) by Wednesday, Nov. 29. Office hours (except during Thanksgiving Break) are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

 

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.

 

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.

 
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.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

OSP BROWN BAG LUNCH:

The Office of Sponsored Programs will offer a supplementary brown bag lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in the OSP Conference Room (213 East Bartlett Hall). Bring your lunch and learn how to build the foundation for excellent evaluation plans in the discussion "Evaluation Part Two - Logic Model Development." Please RSVP to 3-3217 or osp@uni.edu.

 
LIBRARY COURSE RESERVE REINSTATEMENTS:

If you would like to have the same items on reserve for the spring semester, complete the form online at http://www.uni.edu/library/reinstatement_form.htm. Forms for new reserve requests are available at http://www.library.uni.edu/msc/reserve/subform.shtml. The due date is Dec. 1. For more information, e-mail libmsc@uni.edu or call 3-6002.

 
CARVER GRADUATE EDUCATION SUMMER INSTITUTE:

"Immigrant and Refugee Populations: Promoting Wellbeing and Integration in the New Iowa" is the topic. Faculty may apply to participate in the 2007 Carver Summer Institute and follow-up activities to enhance the quality of UNI's graduate education. Faculty participants will be designated 2007-08 Carver Fellows. This institute is funded by the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust. For more information and an online application for the Graduate Education Institute visit http://fp.uni.edu/its/et/carver/carvergrad.htm. The deadline for faculty applications is Wednesday, Dec. 6. The Carver Graduate Institute will be held in May.

 

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.

 

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 THROUGH NOV. 22.:

Print Services will be open with limited staff and services from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 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.

 

MUSEUM HOLIDAY HOURS:

The University Museum and Marshall Center School will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 26.

 
IRTS HOURS:

IRTS (SEC 222) will close at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, and will re-open at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27. This includes the Curriculum Library and all computer labs.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS:

HOLIDAY GIFT SALE:

T-Shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, scrubs, buttons, bumperstickers and more will be available at the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society Sale Tuesday, Nov. 28 and Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the SEC, second floor lobby. Proceeds will benefit KDP educational and service projects.

 

CELEBRATE THE SEASONS:

"Celebrate the Seasons" from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30. Enjoy free sleigh rides, free food, activities and demonstrations from celebrations around the world. Santa will also visit. For more information, call 3-2683.

 

POTTERY SALE:

The UNI Student Holiday Pottery Sale will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, and from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in the Ceramics Lab, 126 KAB, off of Hudson Road and W. 23rd Street. Come and buy unique handmade pottery for holiday gift giving.

 

WRC INTRAMURALS 5-ON-5 OPEN CO-REC INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 27 through Nov. 29, in the WRC Office, Room 101, and is limited to the first eight teams. Play time will take place Sunday, Dec. 3. Open to all students, faculty and staff. Cost is $20 per team and is due upon registration.

 

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Wrestling hosts Iowa at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, in McLeod Center. Men's basketball hosts South Dakota State at 7:05 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, in McLeod Center.

 

EXHIBITS/FILMS:

THE 2006 DEPARTMENT OF ART FACULTY EXHIBITION:

The UNI Gallery of Art, in association with the UNI Department of Art, is presenting "The 2006 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition," through Monday, Nov. 27. Free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

 

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.

 

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM - FILM SERIES:

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Hearst Center for the Arts, the Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program presents the Swedish film "Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg" by Kjell Grede. Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish Embassy attaché, helped rescue 60,000 Jews in Nazi-occupied Budapest. Adult language and content. Not recommended for children. Sponsored by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/holocaust or call 3-2725. Free and open to the public.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

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.

 

CROW FORUM:

CROW Forum will be at noon, Monday, Dec. 4, in the Maucker Union, North Room. Catherine Miller, Department of Mathematics, and Linda Fitzgerald, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, will discuss "Disposition for Teaching for Social Justice." Women's and Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. All are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL:

At 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, the Northwind Quintet featuring Dominique Cawley, flute, Tom Barry, oboe, Eric Wachmann, clarinet, Yu-Ting Su, horn, and David Rachor, bassoon, present the music of Anton Reicha, Endre Szervánszky and David Maslanka.

 

UNISTA PRESENTS 'THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT':

The UNI Student Theatre Association will present a reading of Stephen Adly Guirgis's "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the Great Reading Room of Seerley Hall. Admission is $2 at the door. Set in a time-bending, darkly comic world between heaven and hell, "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" reexamines the plight and fate of the New Testament’s most infamous and unexplained sinner. This reading contains strong language.


TRUMPET ENSEMBLE RECITAL:

A presentation of varied works featuring trumpet groups of three to 17 members will take place at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Randy Grabowski is the conductor. If you love trumpets and fanfares, this performance is a must see.

 

UNISTA PRESENTS LONELY PLANET:

The UNI Student Theatre Association presents "Lonely Planet" by Steven Dietz, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 and 2 p.m. Dec. 3, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. The play is a compassionate tale of two friends facing the fear of a planet filled with friends dying of AIDS. Admission is $5 at the door.

 

'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' AT GBPAC:

"A Christmas Carol," a Gallagher-Bluedorn tradition, will take the stage at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec 3. This classic show has time-honored carols, gorgeous costumes and a beautiful story of family and the true meaning of Christmas. Bring children to the pre-show party where they can create a special holiday gift for mom and dad, beginning in the lobby at 1 and 6 p.m. Adults: $35, $32, $27, $22, $15; UNI students: 50 percent off with uCard; youth: A Buck A Kid. Purchase one adult ticket and get up to two youth tickets for $1 each.

 

DANCE RECITAL/LECTURE:

UNI Repertory Dance Theatre will present a lecture/demonstration at the Hearst Center for the Arts, 304 W. Seerley, Cedar Falls, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. This educational and entertaining presentation leads the audience on a journey through 20th century American dance styles and includes demonstrations of dances in the styles of such pioneers as Doris Humphrey, Alvin Ailey and George Balanchine. For more information, visit http://www.ci.cedar-falls.ia.us/human_leisure/hearst_center/HRST_info.htm.

 

KUNI PRESENTS AT THE REVERB:

The KUNI Presents concert series continues at The Reverb on Friday, Dec. 1. Cedar Falls' very own The Mittens has just put the finishing touches on its third release, "This Carnival Egg." Joining them is Iowa City's ambassadors of instrumental soul, The Diplomats of Solid Sound. Opening the show is the New Beat Sociey. Showtime is at 10 p.m. Admission is $6, or $8 under 21. For ticket information, contact The Reverb at 277-4404.

 

CAMPUS DINING:

PEANUT BUTTER TARTS:

November is Peanut Lover’s Month. The finale of the month-long celebration will be Nov. 27 through Nov. 28 when peanut butter tarts will be featured at Chats and Prexy’s in Maucker Union, 23rd Street Market in Commons and Biscotti’s in Redeker Center. This new specialty item was created in Fresh Beginnings for this promotion.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

LIBRARY SURVEY:

Rod Library wants to hear from UNI students regarding the future of Rod Library and will make recommendations based on survey responses. Please encourage your students to participate in Rod Library's online survey at http://tinyurl.com/y4woya. The survey will be available online from Nov. 21 to Dec. 8.

 

ATTENTION PRE-LAW STUDENTS:

The CBA Pre-Law Club is hosting a meeting for students with a Drake Law School representative at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, in Curris 127. All majors are invited. The representative will discuss law school admissions, Drake Law School, preparation for law school and other topics. If you have any questions, e-mail John Fordyce at jfordyce@uni.edu.

 

AUDITIONS FOR ORCHESIS DANCE COMPANY:

Auditions will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28 and Wednesday, 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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