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Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006

NEWS

SEVERE WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Public announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations will be made via local radio and TV stations, and the UNI home page. For more information about weather announcements and UNI policies and procedures, see http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/410.html

 
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 and 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.

 

HONORARY DEGREES:

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 nominations.

 

SABIN HALL LOST AND FOUND:

A number of items have been turned in to the Sabin Hall lost and found this semester -- including eyeglasses, coats, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, car keys and miscellaneous items. These items can be reclaimed in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean's Office, 117 Sabin Hall, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m and 5 p.m.

 

PHOTOCOPY PAYMENT OPTIONS:

The library is planning to modify the current payment options offered for public photocopy machines. If you currently have money on your UNI ID card you can either spend it before we replace the towers or come to the Circulation desk for a refund. If you choose a refund you will need to get a replacement UNI ID at the Department of Residence. For more information visit http://www.library.uni.edu/access/circulation/cashtocard.shtml

 
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.

 

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 beginning Jan. 9. Visit http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/french or call 3-2183 for more information.

 

SURPLUS AUCTION ITEMS:

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 University of Northern Iowa as the agency. Select UNI and then click the auction item that you want. For more information, contact Vince at 273-3527.

 

FOOD DRIVE CONTINUES:

Has your work group or department done community service this season? Consider making contributions to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Donations are being collected through Thursday, Dec. 7 at Essentials in Maucker Union. Set an office goal for number of items and/or cash and know that you are helping fellow citizens of Northeast Iowa.

 

MERIT VACANCIES:

To view current Merit vacancies visit: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

LIBRARY NOTICE:

Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in the Library for the spring semester should do so by Friday, Dec. 8. Application forms are available in the Library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.

 
COPIER PRODUCT SHOW:

Is your department in need of a new copier? The Office of Business Operations is sponsoring a Copier and Multifunctional Device Product Show. Come see the latest technology and compare brands. The show will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7 in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/ for more information.

 

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.

 

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:

AN OLD SCHOOLHOUSE CHRISTMAS:

Begin the holiday season with a free, fun-filled evening of crafts, caroling and historical memories at this annual celebration from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Marshall Center One-Room School. For all ages. For more information, call 3-2188.

 

HOLIDAY GIFT SALE:

T-Shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, scrubs, buttons, bumperstickers and more will be available at the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society Sale through Thursday, Nov. 30, in the SEC, second-floor lobby. Proceeds will benefit KDP educational and service projects.

 

SAUDI ARABIAN AMBASSADOR TO VISIT UNI:

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 in the Maucker Union Coffeehouse. Enjoy free food, activities and demonstrations from celebrations around the world. Santa will visit and free sleigh rides will also be available. 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. Come and buy unique handmade pottery for holiday gift giving.

 

MUSEUM ANNUAL HOLIDAY LUNCHEON:

UNI Museums' Annual Holiday Luncheon and gift-shop sale will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8 at the University Museum. Enjoy a holiday-themed luncheon and discounts on unique gifts from around the world. Seatings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call 3-2188 to RSVP by Wednesday, Dec. 6. $10 per person.

 

FINALS WEEK MASSAGE:

Call 3-6119 to schedule a massage Monday, Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., or Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Pay by cash, check, u-bill or payroll deduct. Massage gift certificates make great gifts for the holidays. Brought to you by Wellness & Recreation Services.

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

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. For tickets call 3-4tix.

 

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.

 

RUSSIAN FILM: 'AELITA QUEEN OF MARS':

The Russian Club will show “Aelita Queen of Mars” (Aelita) (1924) at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Seerley 115. Directed by Yakov Protazanov and considered the first Soviet science fiction film, the movie is set at the beginning of the New Economic Policy (NEP) in December 1921.

 

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

 
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.

 

ARTIST'S LECTURE:

New York artist Josh Smith will discuss his work at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 5 in KAB 111. Smith has exhibited in London, Zurich, Brussels, San Francisco and New York. The lecture is free and open to the public.

 
UNDERGRAD SCIENCE EDUCATION REFORM SPEAKER SERIES:

Thomas Greenbowe, professor of chemistry and coordinator of general chemistry, ISU, will discuss "Why Reform Undergraduate Science Teaching?" at 7 p.m., Tuesday Dec. 5, in Lantz Auditorium, 137 McCollum Science Hall. The talk is free and open to the public.

PERFORMING ARTS:

HORN CHOIR NOON CONCERT:

The Horn Choir will perform at noon, Friday, Dec. 1 in the Blue Lounge in Russell Hall. No charge.

 

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.

 

VARSITY MEN'S GLEE CLUB:

The UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club will present the annual ‘Christmas Variety Show’ Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 and 2. Both concerts are sold out.

'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.

 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPOTLIGHT SERIES PRESENTS THE 'CHIMES OF CHRISTMAS':

The UNI choral ensembles and the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will present classical choral music and the latest arrangements of several familiar Christmas works for chorus and orchestra at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the GBPAC Great Hall. Tickets are available at the GBPAC Box Office or by calling 3-7469.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY'S HOLIDAY POPS:

Vocalists Nola Shepherd and Joel Valenti join the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony for its 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.

 

KUNI PRESENTS THE MITTENS CD RELEASE PARTY:

The KUNI Presents concert series continues at The Reverb on Saturday, Dec. 9. Cedar Falls' very own The Mittens has just put the finishing touches on its third release, "This Carnival Egg." Joining the group are The Bandana, The Teddy Boys and Six Corners. Showtime is 10 p.m. Admission is $5, $6 under 21. Contact The Reverb at 277-4404 for ticket information.

 

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

SUMMER CAPSTONE IN POLAND:

A meeting about the Summer Capstone and Holocaust Program in Poland will take place at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, SRL 212. UNI professors teaching the program will discuss this opportunity and respond to questions. Past participants will be available to talk about their experiences. Yana Cornish from the Study Abroad Center will discuss program registration, travel and more.

 

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. Applications 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.

 

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.

 

 

 


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