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Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006

NEWS:

RECYCLING EFFORTS ARE GROWING ON THE UNI CAMPUS:

UNI and the City of Cedar Falls partnered to open a satellite recycling station this fall and the drop-off site is growing in popularity. The city/university collection site, located west of Hudson Road and north of the UNI Power Plant on the west side of Panther Parkway, opened Sept. 20. In its first 10 days, 5,380 pounds of glass, tin, plastic, cardboard and newspapers were collected. For the month of October, that figure rose to 18,980 pounds, or more than nine tons. See http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=2465 for more information on the recycling center.

 
FACILITIES SERVICES RELEASES FALL 2006 NEWSLETTER:

UNI Facilities Services has posted its Fall 2006 Newsletter. For information about construction updates, campus improvements and upcoming events, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/organization/newsletter.shtml.

 

WORDS OF WELLNESS:

The December UNI employee wellness newsletter is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/. To receive a hard copy of newsletters and fitness program brochures, e-mail Kathy Green, director of University Health Services, at kathy.green@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Katherine van Wormer, Social Work, was quoted in the Houston Chronicle. Visit http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/4379420.html.

 

Mark Grey, director of the Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration, is quoted by the Quad Cities Times in a story on immigration. Visit

http://www.qctimes.net/articles/2006/12/06/news/local/doc45765e4ee2427762308953.txt.

 

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.

 

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).

 

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

 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Volunteers are needed for the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals in January. This event will take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, in the UNI-Dome. The meet will include Division I, II, III, NAIA, JUCO, NCWA and Women’s Divisions. Four volunteers are needed at each of the 16 mats at all times throughout the tournament. Volunteer jobs include a clock-runner, scorekeeper, taper and runner. No experience is necessary. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/461.html.

 

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.

 

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/.

 

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:

DON'T MISS FACULTY FOCUS JAN. 2-5:

Register now for Faculty Focus, intersession workshops hosted by ITS-Educational Technology. Offered the week prior to the start of the spring semester, faculty can focus on learning new technology skills before the pressures of the new semester begin. Limited seating. Reservations are required. Call 3-2309 to register. For a schedule, or for workshop descriptions, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tlt/focus/.

 
GRANT WRITING FOR SOCIAL SCIENTISTS:

Sponsored Programs will offer a six-session experiential grant-development workshop targeting the social sciences and related fields, beginning Monday, Jan. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m., and ending in April, with all participants having a completed grant. Space is limited. Registration deadline is Thursday, Dec. 28. For more information, contact anita.kleppe@uni.edu.

 
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).

 

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/.

 

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.

 

HOURS:

EXTENDED LIBRARY HOURS FOR FINAL EXAM WEEK:

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

 

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.

 

WINTER BREAK AND SPRING MASSAGES:

Massages will be available during winter break on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 19 and 20, and Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 3 through Jan. 5. The spring semester schedule has also been set with appointments available Monday through Friday. The cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Pay with cash, check, u-bill or payroll deduct. Call 3-6119 to schedule an appointment. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 

FACULTY/STAFF CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING LESSON:

Register for a weekend afternoon of fun and skill building as you learn all you need to know to enjoy the winter fun and exercise of cross-country skiing. Dates will be set according to snow and weather conditions. For more information, call UNI Outdoor Recreation at 3-7163. Ski equipment included. Kathy Green will be the instructor.

 

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

UNI men's basketball returns home to host UMKC at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, in McLeod Center. Call 3-4TIX for tickets.

 

EXHIBITS/FILMS:

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.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

UNI CHILDREN'S CHOIR CONCERT:

Under the direction of Michelle Swanson, the community choir offers its fall concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, in the GBPAC Davis Hall.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

CHORAL AUDITIONS:

From 1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, the UNI Choral Department will conduct auditions for singers interested in joining Concert Chorale, UNI Singers, Women's Chorus, Varsity Glee Club, or Freshman Cantorei next semester. Sign up for an audition time outside Brad Barrett's office in the GBPAC. For more information, e-mail rick.hoffenberg@uni.edu or brad.barrett@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

 


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