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Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007

NEWS:

UNI ONLINE DEADLINE CHANGE:

Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the deadline for the Tuesday, Jan. 16, edition of UNI Online is noon, Friday, Jan. 12.

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARD NOMINATIONS SOUGHT:

UNI and Veridian Credit Union are seeking nominations for the 2007 Community Engagement Awards to recognize outstanding contributions of UNI faculty members to community engagement through research or teaching. All full-time tenureD and tenure track faculty are eligible. For award and nomination details, visit www.uni.edu/resources/outreach/veridian.shtml. All nomination materials must be submitted by Feb. 15.

 

MERIT AND P&S NEW HIRE ORIENTATION:

Human Resource Services has developed a new orientation process for newly hired P&S and Merit employees. The combined monthly orientation will include presentations on benefits, safety, policies, employee recognition programs, and other programs and services available on campus. Student ambassadors will provide campus tours. For more information: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/orientation.shtml

 

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.

 

FOOD BANK UPDATE:

The food drive held at Essentials and President and Pat Allen’s home, supported by UNI students, faculty and staff, collected 567 pounds of food and $559 in cash. This money translates into $7,440.29 of buying power.

 

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.

 

MERIT VACANCIES:

Merit Vacancies are now available for viewing at:
www.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp

 

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:

NEW ROD LIBRARY DATABASES:

Now available are Education Index Retrospective, 1929-1983, and Readers Guide Retrospective, 1890-1982, as well as JSTOR Arts & Sciences Collection IV, which provides access to the full text of more than 100 scholarly journals. These databases were funded with Student Computer Fees. Additional information is available at http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/

 

SPRING LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SERIES:

Learn how to improve your leadership skills and be a more effective and positive leader. Sign up for Flight School, UNI's Leadership Development Series. The series meets Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon starting Wednesday, Jan. 24. Contact Robin at 3-3536 or email robin.gurien@uni.edu, or go to http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/soar/school.htm

 

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.

 

FAX IMAGING FILM FOR SALE:

The School of Music has two boxes of Sharp Imaging Film (UX-15CR) for sale. To purchase, contact Elaine at 3-2025 or elaine.robinson@uni.edu.

 

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)

 

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.

 

VOLLEYBALL BANQUET:

The UNI Volleyball Banquet will be at noon, Sunday, Jan. 28, on the McLeod Center floor. The cost is $15 a person. RSVP to Michelle Coulter by Friday, Jan. 19, at 3-3176 or michelle.coulter@uni.edu.

EXHIBITS/FILMS

ART EXHIBIT:

"Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk" runs through Thursday, March 1. The exhibition is a survey the works of Arthur Szyk, a Polish immigrant to the U.S., who in the 1940s created propaganda art to call the world's attention to Nazi atrocities in Europe. Free and open to the public.

 

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 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 3-2250.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

At 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17, in Seerley 115, Samuel Gladden, associate professor of English, will present "The Criminal In-Visible: Image as Evidence in Nineteenth-Century England." The event is free and open to the public.

 

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.

 

DIRECTOR/DESIGNERS PRESENTATION: THE WRESTLING SEASON:

Theatre UNI will host a Director/Designers' Presentation for the upcoming production of "The Wrestling Season" at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Join Gretta Berghammer and the scenic, lighting, and costume designers as they share how they will bring this script to life onstage. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 

FRIENDS OF KUNI PRESENT THE BLUES BLOWOUT:

The KUNI Blues Blowout returns to the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo on Feb. 10, with a double bill – Chris Thomas King and The Otis Taylor Band. Showtime is 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. King received critical acclaim as an actor and a Grammy for his musical contribution to the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" and for his feature role in "Ray." Taylor's music is an amalgamation of roots styles in their rawest form. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Advance tickets can be ordered online at www.kuniradio.org in the STORE section or by calling KUNI weekdays at 3-6400 or (800) 772-2440, ext. 0. Advance tickets also are available at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls.

WELLNESS/RECREATION

BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILE (BCP):

Blood is drawn to test for 23 components including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, blood sugar, iron, etc. from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, WRC Main Corridor. Cost is $20 for BCP; $10 extra for PSA testing; $5 extra for TSH testing. Pay by cash or check only. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 to schedule. Brought to you by Wellness & Recreation Services.

 

REGISTER FOR FITNESS AND LEISURE CLASSES TODAY:

Lots of options including: Lite Boot Camp, Hydro-Fit water aerobics, Kickboxing x 2, Step Kick Spin, Pilates, Yoga Powerhour, and more. Register online at www.uni.edu/wellrec. Classes began Jan. 10, but its not too late to register. For more information, contact dana.foster@uni.edu

 
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.

 

WRS HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

You have enough things to haul to and from campus. Half and long lockers are available for rent at Health Beat. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu. Sign-up at HB, just ask a fitness supervisor.

 

PERSONAL TRAINING:

Interested in starting an exercise routine, but don’t want to do it alone? Consider a personal trainer to inspire you to reach your fitness goals. For more information contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu

 
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.

 

INTRAMURAL TEAM BOWLING:

Make up managers' meetings are at 3:15 p.m. Jan. 11 and 12, WRC Room 103. Registration: from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 11 and 12, WRC Room 101. Play begins at 3 p.m. Jan. 24 OR at 3:30 p.m., Jan. 26, at Valley Park Lanes, Cedar Falls. The cost is $6 per player/per day. For details, call 3-7262.

 

INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL LEAGUES:

A managers' meeting will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, in the SEC, Room 252. Make-up meetings will take place at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 16 and 17, in the WRC, Room 103. Registration for five-on-five leagues, four-on-four leagues, and open pre-season tournament will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 16 and 17, in the WRC, Room 101. Sign up times are: Men's AA leagues from 8:10 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Women's A or B leagues at 5:40, 6:30 and 7:20 p.m., and Men's A or B leagues at 6:30, 7:20, 8:10 and 9 p.m. Sign up times for Co-rec 4-on-4 half court are: 4:50 p.m. on either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. League play begins Wednesday, Jan. 31, in the WRC south courts. For more information, call 3-7262.

 

OPEN PRE-SEASON BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (OPEN TO STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF):

Makeup meetings are Jan. 16 and 17 WRC, Room 103 at 3:15 p.m. Registration for pre-season tournament is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 16 and 17, in WRC Room 101. Entry fee: $20 for a two-game guarantee. Tournament format information can be picked up at managers' meetings. Pre-season tournament play begins Monday, Jan. 22 on WRC south courts. For details, call 3-7262.

 

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

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. Students interested in attending should contact Robin Sandberg, robin.sandberg@uni.edu or 273-2281, by Jan. 19.

 

CBA PRE-LAW CLUB:

On Thursday, Jan. 18 at 12:30 p.m. the CBA Pre-Law Club will meet over lunch in the Presidential Room in Mauker Union. They will discuss semester plans and talk to their new advisors. For more information, contact John Fordyce at jfordyce@uni.edu

 
DANCE COMPANY SEEKS NEW MEMBERS:

The UNI International Dance Theatre (IDT) is looking for new members. IDT meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5:45 p.m. Members earn one to two hours of academic credit while learning, performing and choreographing. No prior dance experience is required and membership is open without audition. Stop by WRC 185/187 during class times.

 

RDT SEEKS MEMBERS:

The UNI Repertory Dance Theatre is seeking members for the spring semester. RDT, the newest dance company at UNI, meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays. Members learn dances from a selected repertoire of historical material in ballet, modern jazz and tap styles and then present concerts and lecture-demonstrations for local schools, arts centers and other organizations. Membership is by consent of instructor. Contact Michelle Ozmun at michelle.ozmun@uni.edu

 

YOUNG PEOPLES DANCE THEATRE NEEDS INSTRUCTORS:

Young Peoples Dance Theatre is a before-and-after school dance program offered by UNI students to boys and girls in second through fifth grade in about 10 local elementary schools. Any UNI student interested in teaching dance and working with children can be a YPDT instructor. Dance experience is not necessary, but is helpful. You earn one academic credit and can sign up for this practicum course as 420:140 03. The course meets at noon every Friday in the dance studio (WRC 185/187). If you have any questions, contact Cindy Herndon at 3-6866 or cindy.herndon@uni.edu

 
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. To register for this free workshop, contact amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.


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