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Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007

NEWS:

STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY:

President Allen recently took a look back at his first semester at UNI and provided thoughts about what he sees on the horizon and his priorities for the university. See http://www.uni.edu/pres/

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:

The 2007 session of the Iowa General Assembly has begun. UNI is working with the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, to ensure UNI receives appropriate funding. Learn more about UNI's legislative priorities and how you can help at http://www.uni.edu/govrel/legisupdate.html

 
STUDENT E-MAIL ACCOUNTS TO BE REMOVED:

UNI e-mail accounts for students not registered for the spring semester are disabled, archived to tape, and removed from the server after the end of the third week of classes. This year, that process will begin on Monday, Jan. 29.

 

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 tenure 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.

 

WASHINGTON CENTER INTERNSHIP REP ON CAMPUS:

Faculty members can talk with a staff member from The Washington Center (TWC) at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, CBB, Room 24. Sixteen UNI students have participated during the past two years. Internship sites included: PBS Television, Environmental Protection Agency, Deptartment of Defense, Women for Women International, and the headquarters of Small Business Administration. Iowa residents attending UNI receive a $1,200 scholarship toward program expenses. UNI students have received up to $9,000 scholarships. Housing is arranged through the program.

 

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.

 

P & S JOB OPENINGS:

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

 

MERIT VACANCIES:

Merit Vacancies are 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.

 
DISCOUNT COMBO MEALS:

Discount combo meals will be featured this semester at Blimpie in Prexy's at Maucker Union. The combo price of $4.79 includes a six-inch sub sandwich, chips and a fountain drink. The daily discount combo-sandwich schedule is: Monday, turkey; Tuesday, ham and Swiss cheese; Wednesday, Blimpie Best; Thursday, club; and Friday, tuna.

 

CHECK OUT THE NEW CEREAL BAR AT ESSENTIALS:

"Take it Cereasly" and stop by the new cereal bar located at Essentials in Maucker Union. Choose from 12 different kinds of cereals and assorted toppings -- make up your own combination. Take it with you in a leakproof container to enjoy with (or without) milk.

 

PASSPORT TO PREXY'S:

Explore your dining options at Prexy's in Maucker Union Jan. 16 through Feb. 14, by trying entrees featured in Passport to Prexy's. Save your receipts for featured items in the "passport" and enter the drawing for a spring break survival kit. "Passports" are available at Prexy's check-out points. Featured items include the Burrito Bar at Flares, Blimpie combos, Wasabi salad and salsa, and Avanti calzones and pasta.

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

GET USEFUL STUDENT FEEDBACK TO ENHANCE TEACHING:

Doug Shaw will describe how to use the Small Group Instructional Diagnostic (SGID) procedure to assess course and teaching effectiveness from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, in ITTC 125/126. This procedure emphasizes collection of such data early in the semester so that instructors can consider possible changes that may enhance student learning. Sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Consortium. For more information, contact Melissa Heston heston@uni.edu.

 

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.

 
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.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:
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 of 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.

 

MLK CELEBRATION FILM SERIES:

The final MLK Celecration film events 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.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE:

Check out the blockbuster "Saw III" starring Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith and Donnie Wahlberg. Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Jigsaw kidnaps a doctor to keep him alive while he watches his new apprentice put an unlucky citizen through a brutal test. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

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.

 

POETRY AND FICTION READING:

Haley Thompson (poet) and Wade Geary (fiction) will kick off UNI's new Emerging Writers Reading Series. The reading will take place in Baker Hall 161 on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 8 pm.

PERFORMING ARTS

MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET PRESENTS SWAN LAKE:

With Tchaikovsky's stirring music as inspiration, this dynamic ballet company brings to life an immortal work at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21. With a fantastical plot filled with romance, sorcery and betrayal, "Swan Lake" is the story of Odette, trapped in the body of a white swan awaiting an oath of true love to set her free; and Odile, the temptress daughter of Baron Von Rothbart, who plots the downfall of Odette's true love, Siegfried. For tickets, contact 3-4tix.

 

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

GET FIT ON ROUTE 66:

Choose any aerobic activities you love on your own time, and for every minute you excercize, you log one mile along Route 66. Join a team of three or participate individually. Healthy tips, motivation, and prizes are included. Class fee is $25. For more information, contact dana.foster@uni.edu.

 

FAFC FIT:

The Friday Afternoon Fitness Club is a 75-minute workout that combines floor, step, spinnercise, kickboxing and strength training and is a healthy way to start your weekend. Discussions about health as well as incentives and prizes will be available for participants. For more information, contact dana.foster@uni.edu.

 

X-COUNTRY SKIING:

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

 

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

 
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 in 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 3-2281, by Jan. 19.

 

AUDITIONS FOR VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE:

Auditions for the new UNI Vocal Jazz Ensemble will take place Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 17 and 18, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This small, select group will rehearse Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 to 5:50 p.m. An audition sign-up sheet is posted outside GBPAC 80. If you have questions, e-mail rick.hoffenberg@uni.edu.

 

MCELROY FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE:

Application materials are available at 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.

 

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MEETING:

UNI Amnesty International will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Sabin 13. We'll be planning events for the semester, including our opposition to torture and our petition drive to make UNI logo-apparel sweat-shop free.

For more information, contact Amnesty President Shane Callahan at shanec@uni.edu.

 
WASHINGTON, D.C. INTERNSHIPS:

Students interested in a summer or fall internship in our nation’s capital can do so through The Washington Center (TWC). Opportunities for all majors. Many scholarships available. Some 35,000 students have interned with The Washington Center. A TWC representative will describe benefits and how to apply from 4 to 4:50 p.m., Monday, Jan. 22, in CBB 24. Contact Al Stamberg, Cooperative Education/Internship Program, 3-6398, for more information.

 

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

 

ATTENTION FUTURE CLASSROOM TEACHERS:

"Storytelling: Enhancing Creative Writing & Critical Thinking" workshop, 1 to 4 p.m., Jan. 26, 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.

"Othello: Tension in the Text" workshop will be offered 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 acting techniques that can easily be used in the classroom. To register for these free workshops, contact amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.

 

 


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