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Tuesday, Dec. 5, 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

 

IOWA WORKFORCE DATA:

Mark Grey, program director for the Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration at UNI, prepared the presentation "Demographic Trends & Their Implications for Workforce Development in the U.S., Iowa and the Cedar Valley." To review the presentation, visit http://www.uni.edu/roundtable/documents.shtml.

 

STATE GOVERNMENT BOARDS:

University Marketing & Public Relations is collecting information to assist in UNI community and legislative outreach efforts. If you serve on a state government board, commission, taskforce or committee, please e-mail that information to Stacey Christensen, stacey.christensen@uni.edu, or call 3-3170.

 
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.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Mona Milius, Department of Residence, is quoted in a CNN story about campus dining centers using recipes from home. http://www.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/11/30/recipes.from.home.ap.ap/index.html.

 

UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING:

The last University Faculty Senate meeting of this semester will be at 3:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, in the Great Reading Room of Seerley Hall. Meetings are open.

 

P&S JOB VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include shop technician, educational counselor, systems administrator/College of Natural Sciences; and assistant energy educator. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

 

FREE DAYS FOR FACULTY AND STAFF AT THE WRC:

Wellness and Recreation Services is hosting "free days" for UNI faculty and staff in the Wellness/Recreation Center Jan. 3, 4, 5, and 7. You may also bring your immediate (tax dependent) family members with you. Present your UNI ID card at the WRC Welcome Desk. Facility hours are posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/winterbreak.html and on the WRS Info Line, 3-2391.

 

MCELROY FELLOWSHIP:

Application materials are available in the Graduate College for the McElroy Fellowship. Candidates must be a graduate or graduating senior of a liberal arts program and intend to pursue graduate study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited university. Application deadline is Friday, Jan. 26. Eligible students are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact the Graduate College at 3-2748.

 

SEALED BID SALE:

UNI is offering some quantities of used material for sealed bid sale. This includes scrap metal, landscaping items, PVC pipe and steel gates and fencing. Removal will be the buyer’s responsibility and cost. Photos of these items are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/auction.shtml. All bids must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12. The successful bidders will be notified by telephone on Wednesday, Dec. 13. Items must be removed by 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21. Payment must be made in cash (good check) before removal and a certificate of insurance is required to work on university property. For more information, call Vince at 3-3527. For a bid form, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/460.html

 

MUG MINUTES:

Minutes for the Nov. 21 MEMFIS Users Group meeting are available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/memfis_users/documents/mm111606.pdf. PAF preparation was demonstrated and departments were notified that they can create PAF's for Merit and P&S account changes (Labor Distribution).

 

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

 
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 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 3-3527.

 

COLLECTION FOR THE WOMEN'S SHELTER:

There will be a collection for the Women's Shelter from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 7 and 8, at the tables in Maucker Union. Donate toiletries and cash. Sponsored by the SAVE Forum Actors.

 

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:

FACULTY FOCUS WORKSHOPS:

ITS-Educational Technology invites you to register for Faculty Focus workshops, just for faculty, on technology’s role in teaching and learning. New this year is a workshop featuring Turning Point, UNI’s student response system. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To register, call 3-2309. Schedule and workshop descriptions are available at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tlt/focus/.

 

ITS-ET NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE ON THE WEB:

ITS-Educational Technology has gone digital with TLT, a newsletter distributed each semester to faculty at UNI. The purpose of TLT is to provide information on how technology can be used to enhance the educational experience at UNI. You can access current and archived issues at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/newsletter.

 

FREE NEWSPAPERS COMING TO CAMPUS FOR STUDENTS:

UNI's American Democracy Project is sponsoring a pilot project Monday, Feb. 12 through Friday, March 9, that will bring free newspapers to campus for students. The New York Times and The Courier are participating. To receive updates on this and on workshops on using newspapers in the classroom, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or yla@uni.edu (put "newspaper project" in subject line).

 

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.

 

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.

 
LANGUAGE DIVERSITY WEEK:

Language Diversity Week is Feb. 5 through Feb. 9. Join the International Programs Office and Study Abroad Center in celebrating language diversity by planning/hosting an event. The events may include conversation tables, movies, information tables in Maucker Union, lectures, food fairs, etc. E-mail study-abroad@uni.edu or call 3-7078 with your ideas and we will assist you with reservations and publicity.

 

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. For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/.

 

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: BUDGETING TIPS FOR GRANTS:

Writing a Grant? You will need a budget. Join the Office of Sponsored Programs’ Brown Bag Lunch,"Demystifying Money: Simplifying the Grant Budgeting Process," from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 13, in the CME. Learn how to meet federal regulations, avoid common pitfalls and write a budget narrative. RSVP to 3-3217 or osp@uni.edu.

 

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:

EXTENDED LIBRARY HOURS FOR FINAL EXAM WEEK:

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

 

MUSEUM HOLIDAY HOURS:

University Museum and Marshall Center School will be closed Dec. 23 through 26 and Dec. 30 through Jan 1.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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 will be at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. To RSVP, call 3-2188 by Wednesday, Dec. 6. Cost is $10 per person.

 

FINALS WEEK MASSAGE:

Call 3-6119 to schedule a massage from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11 or from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12. 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:

Men's basketball will play Iowa at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Iowa City. UNI returns home to host UMKC at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, in McLeod Center. Women's basketball hosts the defending national champion and number one team in the country, Maryland, at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, in McLeod Center. Call 3-4TIX for tickets.

 

EXHIBITS/FILMS:

RUSSIAN FILM: 'AELITA QUEEN OF MARS':

The Russian Club will show "Aelita Queen of Mars" 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.

 

M.A. AND B.F.A. GROUP EXHIBITION:

The UNI Gallery of Art will present "M.A. Thesis Exhibition and B.F.A. Group Exhibition," Thursday, Dec. 7, through Saturday, Dec. 16. An opening reception will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. The exhibition will feature the following artists: Emily Kist (emphasis in painting); Brandon Fiagle (emphasis in graphic design); Aypryl L. Pippert (emphasis in performance art); and Taylor Powell (emphasis in printmaking). The exhibitions and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery.

 

RUSSIAN CLUB TO SHOW 'TYCOON':

The Russian Club will show "Tycoon" at 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, in Seerley 115. Directed by Pavel Lungin. During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Twenty years later Platon is the richest man in Russia, having sacrificed his friends to get to the top. His cynical rise is followed by a brutal fall.

 

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. Free and open to the public.

 

UNDERGRAD SCIENCE EDUCATION REFORM SPEAKER SERIES:

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

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

GUEST ARTISTS RECITAL:

Tim Lane, flute and Nimji Kim, piano, will present the music of Schwanter, Baker, Messiaen and others at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at GBPAC Davis Hall. Free.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The Mayflies, whose rock music is rooted firmly in bluegrass, psychedelic rock and blues, will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 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.

 

UNI NEW HORIZONS BAND CONCERT:

The band will present its fall session program with a variety of music including marches, popular medleys, and Christmas selections at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, in the GBPAC Great Hall. A reception will follow. Admission is free.

 
BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY 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. Adults tickets are $39, $32, $27, $20, $15. Youth tickets are 20 percent off. For tickets call 3-4TIX.

 

FRESH COOKIE DOUGH STILL AVAILABLE:

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/.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

GREATER DES MOINES FOUR HIRE:

The Greater Des Moines Partnership's Young Professional's Connection announces a new Four Hire application deadline in order to diversify the candidate pool from each school. The new deadline is Friday, Dec. 15. Seniors can compete for a job, network with more than 1,500 business leaders and meet Lance Armstrong. Armstrong is the keynote speaker at the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Annual Dinner on Jan. 16. The 12 student finalists will be introduced at the dinner. For more information, or to download the student application, visit http://www.fourhiredm.com.

 

PAGES OF PROMISE:

Tri Beta is organizing a campus-wide event called Pages Of Promise. Instead of getting very little for your textbooks think about donating them to Pages Of Promise. These books will go to students in Africa who usually have to share a textbook as a class. There will be drop boxes all around campus. Please donate at least a couple of your textbooks for the cause.

 

LIBRARY SURVEY:

Faculty and staff: 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 is available online through Friday, Dec. 8.

 

BUSINESS SEMINAR IN PARIS:

Study Abroad provides an opportunity for business majors interested in global business to acquire international experience during a two-week business seminar in Paris in May 2007. For more information, contact Leslie Wilson at leslie.wilson@uni.edu or the Study Abroad Office at study-abroad@uni.edu.

 

CROSSING CULTURES: A CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY:

Allied/Nationwide invites students from diverse ethnic backgrounds to "Crossing Cultures: A Celebration of Diversity," from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Nationwide's Clock Tower Cafe, 1100 Locust St., Des Moines. Students will learn what it’s like to live and work in Des Moines and hear from a diverse panel of associates on what it’s like to work at Nationwide. Drinks and appetizers provided. RSVP to Sylvia Acheampong, acheams@nationwide.com, by Jan. 19. When you RSVP, please provide your name and the names of additional members of your organization who will be attending. For more information, contact Mekenze Bishop at (515) 508-5351.

 

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.

 


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