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Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007

NEWS:

UNI SPEAKERS BUREAU:

UNI takes pride in serving Iowa's communities through its Speakers Bureau program, which includes more than 175 presentation topics delivered by faculty and staff. The Speakers Bureau is an excellent resource for community and professional organizations. Please promote this service to groups with which you are affiliated. For more information on UNI’s Speakers Bureau, or to become a member, visit www.uni.edu/pubrel/speakers, or contact Stacey Christensen at stacey.christensen@uni.edu, 3-3170.

 

UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN FINAL TALLY:

UNI raised the highest total ever during its 2006 United Way campaign. UNI's total stands at more than $78,000, with contributions from students, retirees, faculty and staff. The challenge by Melissa Heston and Gail Pohl to the UNI community was met, and their additional contributions made.  A check to United Way from faculty, staff and students will be presented during the UNI men's basketball game Jan. 12.  The winners of the autographed basketballs will be announced at that time.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Read about the release of the new CD by UNI's Jazz Band One at

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=12132

 
P&S OPENINGS:

Vacancies at the P&S level include information technology specialist. To view the complete job description, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

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.

 

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.

 

CREDIT CARDS NOW ACCEPTED IN UNI RETAIL STORES:

Beginning this semester, major credit cards can be used for purchases at Essentials, Prexy’s and Chats in Maucker Union; Biscotti’s convenience store and bakery outlet in Redeker Center; and 23rd Street Market convenience store in Commons. The service update includes Hugs From Home orders in the stores, via the telephone and online. American Express, VISA, Mastercard and Discover cards are accepted. Customers can also use cash, charge to uCards, checks and Dining Dollars.

 

 

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.

 
OSP BROWN BAG WORKSHOPS:

The Office of Sponsored Programs will offer Spring Brown Bag Workshops on Private Foundation Funding and Preparing Evaluation Plans. If you are interested, visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/grants/brownbags.htm to learn more and identify preferred dates and times. The final schedule will be determined by the majority of responses. E-mail osp@uni.edu with questions.

 

FREE OFFICE SUPPLIES FOR DEPARTMENTAL USE ONLY:

Items available include: printer cartridges (LaserJet toner 95A, 98A), Canon Copier toner cartridge (NPG 7), staples for Canon copier (F23-2930-000), typewriter correctable ribbon (Brother AX series) and IBM lift-off tape (1136433 and 1136435). If you can use any of these items, call Phyllis at 3-7166.

 

LIBRARY INSTRUCTION:

Reserve library instruction sessions for your class online at http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr.htm or call 3-3718.

 
FOSTERING COMMUNITY AND INTERACTION IN A "MASS LECTURE" CLASSROOM:

Kent Sandstrom, head of Sociology, Criminology & Anthropology, will discuss how to enhance the learning experiences of students in large lecture courses from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17, in ITTC 125/126. Sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Consortium. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu.

 

TALKING TEACHING AND LEARNING:

Join a group of interdisciplinary faculty for a discussion of teaching and learning. The group will meet from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in ITTC 125/126 on the following Fridays: Jan. 12 and 26; Feb. 2 and 16; Mar. 2 and 23; Apr. 6 and 20; and May 4. Discussion topics and readings will be announced following the organizational meeting on Jan. 12. Drop-in participation is welcome. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu.

 
CREDIT & IDENTITY THEFT:

Learn the basics of having good credit, fixing bad credit and preventing identity theft from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17, in CBB 3. Registration required. E-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu or call 3-7350.

 

EATING WORKSHOP:

Learn how to "eat intuitively" by listening to your body and responding to it appropriately. Just in time for the new year, this workshop will be offered from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Maucker Union State College Room. To register, visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start;admin_group=HRTD
or call Robin at 3-3536.

 

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.

 

HOURS:

 
MAUCKER UNION HOURS:

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

 
LIBRARY HOURS OVER MLK BIRTHDAY WEEKEND:

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

NEW WEEKEND HOURS FOR UNI MUSEUMS:

The UNI Museums are no longer open on Sundays. The University 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:

Men's basketball hosts Creighton at 7:35 p.m., Friday, Jan. 12, in McLeod Center.
The UNI women's basketball team hosts Evansville in Missouri Valley Conference play at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, in McLeod Center. The Panther women will take on Southern Illinois at 7:35 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13. Admission is free with a ticket from Friday's men's basketball game against Creighton.
Wrestling hosts the NWCA National Duals in the UNI-Dome on Saturday, Jan. 13, and Sunday, Jan. 14.

EXHIBITS/FILMS

 

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 to 11 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 to 11:50 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. The finale will take place Tuesday, Jan. 16 with a viewing of "The Speeches Collection: Martin Luther King, Jr." from 10 to 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 1 to 2 p.m. as well as "Legacy of a Dream" from 11 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. http://fp.uni.edu/cme/jan.htm.

 

DR. SEUSS WANTS YOU:

A little known aspect of the works of Theodor Seuss Geisel - his numerous political cartoons - combined with his familiar caricatures, will be displayed Jan. 16 through May 20 at the University Museum. An opening reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

 

PANEL DISCUSSION FOR THE MLK DAY CELEBRATION:

A Martin Luther King Jr. Day Panel Discussion will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Key African American stakeholders from the Cedar Valley, as well as UNI students, faculty and staff, will discuss what King has meant to them, the Cedar Valley community and the nation at large. The moderator is T. Bissett Ford, and panelists include David Goodson, Germaine Jackson, Cherie Nelson, Minister Michael Muhammad, and W.C. Stokes. Sponsored by the CME as a part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. For more information, visit http://fp.uni.edu/cme/jan.htm or call 273-2250.

 

EARN YOUR DEGREE IN PHILO-SEUSS-OPHY:

Representatives from the Cedar Falls Library will host a book discussion for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders on Dr. Seuss's works, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 3, at the University Museum.

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.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Singer/songwriter Jim Birkes will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP):

UNI partners with the Allen EAP to help you and your family deal with personal problems. EAP counselors can talk with you confidentially about relationship difficulties, job stress, parenting issues, gambling, grief and much more. If you qualify for university insurance benefits, you and your immediate, dependent family members are eligible for six, free couseling sessions per year. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-303-9996. For other EAP questions, contact Deedra Dahlager, UNI's EAP liaison.

 

X-SKI LESSONS:

Consider a weekend afternoon of fun and skill building as you learn "all you need to know" for winter enjoyment and exercise. Classes are scheduled as weather/snow allows. Call UNI Outdoors, 3-7163, to be added to the "on call" list. Ski equipment included. Instructor is Kathy Green.

 

WRS IRONMAN TRIATHLON CHALLENGE:

Looking for some motivation to begin or continue your fitness program or workouts? Wellness and Recreation Services has it...a fitness incentive program called the WRS Ironman Triathlon Challenge.

Select from one of three events. The traditional challenge (swim 2.4 miles, cycle 112 miles, and walk/run 26.2 miles), the double challenge (double the traditional mileage) or the non-swimmers challenge where 1500 meters of stationary rowing is substituted for the swimming. Registration begins Jan. 22 in the WRS office, WRC 101, and you have until March 2 to complete your mileage. Log sheet provided. Those completing their respective challenge receive a long-sleeved commemorative T-shirt and certificate of achievement. Registration fee is $15.

 

SPRING 2007 MASSAGE:

Treat yourself or someone you love to a relaxing massage this semester. The Wellness Resource Lab, WRC 104, is home to two licensed massage therapists. Jackie Olberding, LMT, will be in the office Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays while Leta Hansen, LMT, will be in on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Payment methods include cash, check, u-bill or payroll deduct. Gift certificates are available as well. Call 3-6119 to schedule. Brought to you by Wellness & Recreation Services.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

MCELROY FELLOWSHIPS:

Application materials are available at the Graduate College Web site for the McElroy Fellowship. See http://www.grad.uni.edu./information/newsitem.aspx?NewsId=164 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 Jan. 26. Eligible students are encouraged to apply. Contact the Graduate College (3-2748) for more information.

 
ATTENTION FUTURE CLASSROOM TEACHERS:

"Storytelling: Enhancing Creative Writing & Critical Thinking" workshop, Jan. 26, 1 to 4 p.m., at the CME. Storytelling provides an array of vicarious experiences, stirs a child's imagination and improves self-concept. Learn how to use storytelling to spark students' imagination to enhance writing and thinking skills.

"Read a Photograph Like You Read a Story", Feb. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. This workshop demonstrates the uses of photograhpy as a tool for teaching literacy. The workshop builds on the writing and reading skills students have, to show them how to read images more deeply and consciously.

To register for these free workshops, contact amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.


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