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Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007

NEWS:

UNI COMPUTER SERVER BREACHED:

A breach was detected during the holiday break on a computer server in the WRC. The compromised server was used to store and distribute music files. When the breach was discovered, staff took immediate action to limit access and analyze the situation. The server has been reformatted and returned to service. There is no reason to believe UNI data stored on the machine was accessed. For more information, see http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=2679

 

FACULTY SENATE MEETING:

The first University Faculty Senate meeting of the spring 2007 semester will take place at 3:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. Meetings are open.

 

UNIVERSITY DIRECTORY CHANGES:

Brad Williams has moved to a new location and is now with UNItix at the NW Dome ticket office. His mail code is 0311 and the fax is 3-6565.

 
NEW EMPLOYEE:

Stacy Harris is the assistant director of UNItix Finance & Ticketing. Her office is in the lower NW Dome, office 283A; mail code 0313; phone 3-5400; fax 3-6565.

 

1098T TAX DOCUMENTS FOR HOPE SCHOLARSHIP:

1098T tax information for Hope Scholarship or Lifelong Learning tax credits will be available on MyUNIverse Wednesday, Jan. 17. They also will be mailed to home addresses on that date.

 
UNI IN THE NEWS:

Don Briggs, HPELS instructor, is featured in a story from the LA Times:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-silos1jan01,0,3118502.story?coll=la-home-headlines.

 

Roy Behrens, art professor, is featured in a story in the Des Moines Register:

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061231/ENT01/612310302/-1/SPORTS04.

 

FREE DAYS FOR FACULTY AND STAFF AT THE WRC:

Take advantage of free days in the Wellness/Recreation Center for faculty and staff Thursday, Jan. 4 through Saturday, Jan. 6. Show your UNI ID at the WRC Welcome Desk. Immediate family can come with you as well. For facility hours and WRS information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/. For more information, call 3-6275. Bring a small towel with you for the fitness area.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NWCA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Volunteers are needed for the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals in January. This wrestling 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. 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.

 

HPELS RESEARCH PROJECT:

Melissa Dowd, a graduate student in the School of Health, Physical Eduacation and Leisure Services, is soliciting volunteers to complete a survey to help collect information for her Master's research project. She will be in the WRC Monday, Jan. 8 through Friday, Jan. 19. She hopes to collect information related to levels of satisfaction, commitment and constraints to exercise in fitness centers.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

STAFF-TRAINING GRANT APPLICATIONS:

Staff-training grant applications for the spring 2007 semester are due Wednesday, Jan. 10. Applications are available in the Forms Repository at http://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml#S. For more information, contact Michelle Byers at 3-6432.

 

PANTHER PROWLER/WebCT INTEGRATION:

Faculty who use WebCT or other Web-based course management tools may want to integrate library database searching via Panther Prowler into their sites. To find out how, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/gateway/lms.shtml.

 

WORKSHOPS ON SUPERVISING STUDENT EMPLOYEES:

Interested in learning how to maximize your student employees' performance? Register for "Setting Expectations for Student Employees" on Tuesday, Jan. 9, and for "Avoiding Performance Problems with Student Employees" on Wednesday, Jan. 10. These sessions are part of the UNI Supervisory Training to Enhance Performance with Student Employees series. Sessions will take place from 9 to 11 a.m., in Maucker Union South Meeting Room. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid/pdf/step.pdf or call Tim at 3-2722.

 

HOURS:

LIBRARY HOURS DURING SEMESTER BREAK:

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

 

MAUCKER UNION HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/.

 

IRTS - SEC 222 WINTER INTERIM HOURS:

IRTS' Curriculum Library and all computer labs will re-open at 7:45 a.m. Jan. 8.

 

WRC/HEALTH BEAT:

During winter break the WRC lap pool will be available from 3 to 6 p.m. until the leisure pool reopens. Also, Health Beat is closed during winter break. Health Beat will reopen at 6:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 8.

 

NEW WEEKEND HOURS FOR UNI MUSEUMS:

The UNI Museums are no longer open on Sundays. The Museum is open from 9 to 4:30 Monday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The Marshall Center School will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

ATHLETICS

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The UNI men's basketball team hosts Southern Illinois at noon, Saturday, Jan. 6, in McLeod Center. The UNI wrestling team will host Chattanooga and Oregon State at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 7, in McLeod Center. For tickets, contact UNItix at 3-4tix or http://www.unitix.uni.edu

 

EXHIBITS/FILMS

REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CAMPUS DISPLAYS:

Throughout the month of January there will be a display on the main floor of the Rod Library and another in the CME (109 MAU) about Martin Luther King, Jr. These displays are sponsored by the CME as a part of MLK Day Celebration. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/jan.htm or call 3-2250.

 

MLK CELEBRATION FILM SERIES:

On Thursday, Jan. 11, there will be a showing of  "An Amazing Grace," chronicling King's role in the events surrounding the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.  The first showing is from 10 to11 a.m. The second showing is from noon to 1 p.m.  There also will be a showing of "Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Man and the Dream," which revisits King's life and legacy through interviews with his confidants and extensive analysis of his speeches and sermons. The first showing is from 11 to11:50 a.m. The second showing is from 1 to 1:50 p.m. On Friday, Jan. 12, the film "M.L. King, Jr.: Black Americans of Achievement Video Collection" will be shown from 10 to 10:30 a.m., and noon to 12:30 p.m. The second film will be "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Historical Perspective," shown from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and 12:30 to 2 p.m.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

CEDAR VALLEY DISCUSS & DISCOVER DIVERSITY: READING AND SHARING:

Cedar Valley Discuss & Discover Diversity will discuss the book "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the UNI Museum. The immigrant experience, the clash of cultures, and the divided allegiance between parents and adolescents will be discussed.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

MISSES PIRIE AND WOODS:

A staged reading of "The Misses Pirie and Woods," a new musical by UNI professors Rebecca Burkhardt and Cynthia Goatley, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/goatley/pirie/pirieindex.htm. Sponsored by Iowa Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts and the UNI Theatre Department, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, School of Music, Opera Program, and 57 Fund.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

ATTENTION FUTURE CLASSROOM TEACHERS:

An "Othello: Tension in the Text" workshop will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at AEA 267. Participants will be guided through a multi-level analysis of a scene from "Othello" using classical acting techniques that can easily be used with students in the classroom. To register, contact amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.

 


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