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Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006

NEWS

ESS REPORT ONLINE:

The Educational & Student Services (ESS) task force has completed its work and delivered its report to President Allen. The task force's charge was to review the organizational structure of the ESS Division and determine if all of the units now reporting to the vice president for educational student services should continue to do so. The task force was also to consider whether units that don't currently belong to ESS should belong to ESS. To view the report, visit http://www.uni.edu/pres/resources.shtml and click on "Student Services." Updates and decisions regarding the recommendations of this report will be communicated to campus as they become available.

 
E-MAIL MIGRATION TEST:

In preparation for Collaboration Suite e-mail implementation during the new year, ITS will test the transfer of e-mail user inboxes the weekend of Dec. 1. The only negative side effect will be that all messages in an inbox at the time it is copied will be marked as read. You may opt out by sending an e-mail by noon, Friday, Dec. 1, to Viviana.Dragu@uni.edu, stating you don't want your inbox included in this test.

 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR EXEMPLARY SERVICE:

Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. This award honors employees in the Division of Educational & Student Services who exemplify the values of quality, caring, integrity and teamwork. Submission deadline is Friday, Dec. 8. Additional information and the nomination form are at http://www.uni.edu/vpess/Documents/Follon2007Awards.rtf

 

LEARN PRACTICAL FRENCH:

Learn about French culture and develop basic French language skills with Anne Lair, UNI Modern Languages. This non-credit course meets on campus Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Visit http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/french or call 3-2183 for more information.

 

JOIN THIS LIFE-SAVING CHALLENGE:

The UNI Alumni Association has issued a life-saving challenge to its counterparts in the state for November and December. Working in cooperation with The Blood Center of Iowa, UNI alumni are encouraged to join with alumni from Iowa, Iowa State and Drake to donate blood during the next two months. The school with the highest percentage of alumni donors will earn a plaque and bragging rights. To schedule an appointment, call 800-287-4903 or schedule online at http://www.bloodcenterofiowa.org/.

 

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 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.

 

P & S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include Assistant Football Coach, Athletics, and Event Management Director, Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). To view complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

PANTHER UNION IS ROCKIN':

A new group has been established in the Alumni Association's online community that will connect UNI alumni who are faculty or staff. For more information, visit http://pantherunion.unialum.org. Register now and hit the groups tab to look for UNI graduates who work on campus. There are also 40 other groups established by alumni for alumni. Join one or create your own. More than 1,700 alumni are already participating. For more information, call 3-2355 or e-mail Connie Hansen, Amy Mohr, Holly Johnson or Mark Jastorff. Panther Union is a service of the UNI Alumni Association.

 

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH WEB CONFERENCE:

Submitting a grant to NIH? The Office of Sponsored Programs will host a Web conference on how to prepare an electronic grant submission to the National Institutes of Health. Sessions will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. or from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the OSP Conference Room, 213 East Bartlett Hall. RSVP to osp@uni.edu or 3-3217.

 
NSF WEB CONFERENCE ON CCLI GRANTS:

The Office of Sponsored Programs will host a National Science Foundation Web conference on the Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) grant funding opportunity from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in Studio IT, first floor of the ITTC. NSF Lead Program Director Russell Pimmel will review guidelines and offer Q&A. RSVP required in advance to osp@uni.edu or 3-3217.

 

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." RSVP to 3-3217 or osp@uni.edu.

 

NEW VENTURE BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION:

The 2007 John Pappajohn New Venture Business Plan Competition is 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.

 

CATCH UP ON WHAT YOU MISSED AT THE NOV. 20 UNI BEST PRACTICES IN LEADERSHIP SESSION:

Visit http://uni-leadership.wikispaces.com/Leadership+Tips to read a summary of the session. Also take a few moments to look around UNI's newest leadership development tool. For more information, call Robin at 3-3536.

 
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 Well-being 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.

 

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, through Thursday, Nov. 30, in the SEC, second-floor lobby. Proceeds will benefit KDP educational and service projects.

 

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, "Saudi History and Culture ," 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.

 

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. through Nov. 29 in the WRC Office, Room 101, and is limited to the first eight teams. Play 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:

Men's basketball will play Iowa State at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the UNI-Dome. Women's basketball will play Illinois-Chicago at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, in McLeod Center. UNI Open Wrestling will take place Sunday, Dec. 3, in the UNI-Dome.

 

EXHIBITS/FILMS:

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.

 

'UNACCOMPANIED MINORS' SNEAK PREVIEW:

Join KUNI for a special sneak preview party of the film "Unaccompanied Minors," based on a story from "This American Life" on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 1:30 p.m. at the newly renovated Crossroads 12 Theatre in Waterloo. Come early for contests, giveaways and more. Ticket packages are available by calling KUNI at 3-6336 or by visiting www.kuniradio.org. Ticket packages include either one, two or four tickets and a "This American Life" Showtime Series DVD.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU GRAPES, MAKE FINE WINE:

Dan Leese, UNI alumnus and wine-industry entrepreneur, will make a presentation from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in CBB 109. After graduating he had a top job at Beringer Blass Wine Estates. He has started a wine company, Axiom, in Sonoma, Calif. The presentation will also be Webcast at www.jpec.org/leese.htm. For more information or to make arrangements for your class, 3-7350 or katherine.cota@uni.edu.

 

CROW FORUM:

CROW Forum will take place 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'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Michael Young, a finger-style guitarist who plays both the six and twelve-string guitar, will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, in KUNI's third floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY'S HOLIDAY POPS:

Vocalists Nola Shepherd and Joel Valenti join the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony for their Holiday Pops performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8 and 9, at the GBPAC. The concert will include the annual audience sing-along plus a visit from Santa. To purchase tickets, call 3-SHOW or visit http://wcfsymphony.org.

 

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY'S AT THE GBPAC:

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's Wild and Swingin' Holiday Party will be rockin' at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15 and 16, in the GBPAC. Hit the dance floor with someone special at this one-of-a-kind holiday event. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy merges hip swing-band sounds with traditional holiday rock. Local artists will display their works in the lobby for a Holiday Arts Festival, beginning at 6:15 p.m. A benefit auction of works by local artist Ginger Penaluna will be held in conjunction with the performance. A silent auction and reception will preceed the Friday night performance with a live auction at intermission on Friday and Saturday. Adults: $39, $32, $27, $20, $15; Youth: 20 percent off.

 

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/

 

PEANUT BUTTER TARTS:

November is Peanut Lover’s Month. 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 through Nov. 28. This new specialty item was created in Fresh Beginnings for this promotion.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

CAREERMAN:

Careerman wants to be your Facebook friend. Have questions about your resume or interviewing? Careerman can prepare you to land that dream job or internship. Go to Facebook, search for Careerman, and add him as your friend. Careerman is brought to you by the Career Peers, Academic Advising & Career Services. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/acs.

 

NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE:

Attend a National Student Exchange Informational meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, in the Maucker Union State College Room. Learn how you can attend another school within the United States and Canada while paying UNI tuition. You must have a 2.75 UNI and cumulative GPA and between 30 and 85 credit hours to qualify.

 

PRO-LIFE STUDENT MEETING:

All pro-life students are invited to attend the UNI Right to Life meeting, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in the SIAC Conference Room in the upper level of Maucker Union. Contact deirdre4@uni.edu for more information.

 

HELP PLAN NEXT YEAR'S HOMECOMING:

Interested in getting involved on campus? Join the Homecoming Committee. Help plan a week of fun activities while meeting a great group of people. To get involved, visit www.uni.edu/homecoming. Appications are due by noon, Friday, Dec. 1. Drop applications off at the Student Involvement & Activities Center (upper level Maucker Union). Questions? Call 3-6849.

 

NEW STUDENT ORGANIZATION 'CATS':

Join CATS (Connecting Alumni To Students). The Alumni Association is starting a new student organization and building a team to work with alumni and friends. For more information, or for an application, visit http://www.unialum.org/cats.

 

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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