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Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007

NEWS:

KUDOS:

The latest edition of Kudos is available at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/kudos/current.shtml.

 
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/.

 

CAMPUS DIRECTORY CHANGES:

The Faculty and Staff by Office section of the Campus Directory (Pages 18-23) contained some department-head and contact-name errors due to a programming problem. A revised printable version is posted at http://www.uni.edu/infosys/directory/staff_by_office.pdf. You can use the online directory to search for employees by first name, phone number or e-mail. Visit https://espresso.uni.edu/PhoneBook/search.jsp and click on the Faculty/Staff button to retrieve a list of all faculty and staff in an organization.

 

UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING:

The next University Faculty Senate meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. Meetings are open.

 

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

 
UNITED WAY BASKETBALL WINNERS:

John McCormick and Nicholas Sullivan are the winners of the autographed basketballs donated by UNI's United Way steering committee. This year's United Way campaign at UNI achieved the highest total in school history, $78,704.62.

 

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, in CBB, Room 24. Sixteen UNI students have participated over 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 at least a $1,200 scholarship toward program expenses. UNI students have received up to $9,000 scholarships. Housing is arranged through the program.

 

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 purchasing agent. 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

 

SING-A-GRAMS:

Order a Sing-A-Gram for your sweetheart this season. Packages include singing, bears and chocolates. Just-for-him packages also are available. Orders can be placed starting Thursday, Jan. 18, by calling the ROTH Complex office at 3-7051. Space is limited, so order soon. Brought to you by the ROTH Complex Staff.

 

WARM UP WITH FEATURED ITEMS AT CAMPUS STORES:

Warm up with hot beverages, soups and winter-comfort items featured this week and next week at Chat's in Maucker Union, 23rd Street Market in Commons and Biscotti's at Redeker Center. Enter a drawing for disk sleds, gloves and cocoa. Essentials in Maucker Union also sells ice scrapers and sportswear, including hats.

 
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:

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.

 

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

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

ST. LUKE'S MEXICAN FIESTA:

The Festivals and Special Events class is hosting a Mexican fiesta from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan 27, at the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Cedar Falls. Proceeds will be used to fund the work done by the St. Luke’s youth group during their 2007 service trip to Mexico. To purchase tickets, contact St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 277-8520. Tickets also will be available at the door.

 

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The UNI swim team hosts Nebraska at 5 p.m on Friday, Jan. 19. The Panthers will host Luther on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. The duals will be held in the WRC Pool. The UNI men's basketball team will host Indiana State at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, in McLeod Center.

 

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.

 

DR. SEUSS WANTS YOU! OPENING RECEPTION:

Political cartoons from WW II will be on exhibit through May 20 at the University Museum. A little-known aspect of the works of Theodor Seuss Geisel, his numerous political cartoons, are presented in this traveling exhibit from The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. A reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18.

 

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.

 

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM FILM SERIES:

A showing of the film "Triumph of the Will" will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Hearst Center for the Arts. One of the best-known examples of propaganda in film history, "Triumph of the Will" documents the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremburg. Using an array of cinematic techniques, director Leni Riefenstahl portrays Germany’s return to greatness and the adoration of Adolph Hitler. The film is in German, with English subtitles. Running time: 120 minutes. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/holocaust/ or call 3-2725.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

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 at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, in Baker Hall, Room 161.

 

BOOK READING IN HONOR OF BARBARA LOUNSBERRY:

At 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25, in the Rod Library Browsing Room, several UNI and other Iowa authors will read selections from "Notes from the Flyover," a book in honor of Barbara Lounsberry, UNI professor emeritus of English. All are invited. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/y2778r.

 

CROW FORUM:

The next Crow Forum will take place at noon, Monday, Feb. 5, in the Maucker Union, North Room. Jennifer Waldron and Rodney Dieser, School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services, will present "Health, Fitness, and Appearance in College Men and Women: A Cultural Studies Perspective." Women's and Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to gather for this informal presentation and discussion.

 

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.

 

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

 

'WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER':

Theatre UNI will present the Off-Hudson Staged Reading of "What I Did Last Summer" by A.R. Gurney at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, in CAC, Room 108. Directed by Steve Taft, the play is an American story about the conflict between materialism and idealism. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre. Admission is free.

 

JOSHUA BELL AT THE GBPAC:

Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell is one of the most renowned violinists in the world today. Having recorded 27 albums and performed for more than 20 years with virtually every leading orchestra and conductor in the world, Bell has earned the rare title of classical music superstar. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. For tickets, contact 3-4tix.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION

GET FIT ON ROUTE 66:

Choose any aerobic activities you love on your own time, and for every minute you exercise, 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.

 
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.

 

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 (1500 meters of stationary rowing is substituted for the swimming). Subsitutions are available for physically challenged athletes. Registration begins Monday, Jan. 22, in the WRS office, WRC 101. 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. For more information, contact Tim Klatt at 3-7120 or timothy.klatt@uni.edu.

 

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

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

AUDITIONS FOR VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE:

Auditions for the new UNI Vocal Jazz Ensemble will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. 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.

 

CBA PRE-LAW CLUB:

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

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. INTERNSHIPS:

Students interested in a summer or fall internship in Washington, D.C., can do so through The Washington Center (TWC). Opportunities for all majors. Many scholarships available. A TWC representative will describe benefits and how to apply from 4 to 4:50 p.m., Monday, Jan. 22, in CBB 24. For more information, contact Al Stamberg, Cooperative Education/Internship Program, at 3-6398.

 

 


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