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Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007

NEWS:

ARRESTS MADE IN GILCHRIST HALL FIRE CASE:

A series of arrests were made Monday, Jan. 22 in the ongoing investigation of three separate fires set in UNI buildings on Oct. 16, 2005. Four suspects were arrested, two in West Des Moines and two in Cedar Falls. See full news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/news.asp?NewsID=2703

 

UNI PHARMACY OFFERS OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS FOR FACULTY AND STAFF:

The Student Health Clinic Pharmacy carries a variety of the most common over-the-counter (OTC) medications and healthcare products. Faculty and staff can purchase OTC medications at the clinic. Prices are competitive with retail pharmacies. The clinic is conveniently located on 23rd Street, just north of Schindler Education Center. OTC medications can be paid for by cash or check. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/health/index.shtml

 
FIRE ALARMS:

Safety reminder from the UNI Safety Office: In 2005, 3,675 people died in fires across the United States. When you hear a fire alarm, evacuate the premises immediately. Don't wait for others - lead the way.

 

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.

 

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.

 

VAGINA WARRIORS NEEDED:

UNI V-Week is looking for Vagina Warriors. If you know someone who has worked to end violence against women and helped create a better environment for women everywhere submit their name via e-mail to Kaitlin Korbitz (kkorbitz@uni.edu) by Feb. 2. Vagina Warriors will recieve a free invite to the Vagina Monologues on Feb. 9 and 10, and will be honored during the ceremony.

 

ART NEEDED:

UNI V Week needs art for a silent-art auction during the week of Feb. 5 through Feb. 10. All proceeds from the auction will go to Seeds of Hope and RAD. To donate art, e-mail Kaitlin Korbitz at kkorbitz@uni.edu. Please mention this to anyone who might be interested.

 

BECOME A MENTOR:

Make a difference in the Cedar Valley by becoming a mentor or a tutor for a child in the Waterloo Schools. There are three opportunities to get involved: mentoring, tutoring or working in an after-school program. To find out more, visit

http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/465.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.

 

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 

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.

 

 

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:

SPSS SHORT COURSES OFFERED:

SPSS short course offered by the SCL (Statistical Consulting Lab) from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31. Taught by Mark Jacobson in Sabin 223. Visit http://www.cns.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL/ for more information or to RSVP: jacobson@cns.uni.edu or 3-7172. Appointments for individual help with data analysis and statistical problems are always welcome at the SCL.

 

INTERESTED IN TEACHING AND LEARNING AT UNI?

If so, you may want to join the Teaching-Learning Consortium, a growing group of faculty from across campus, and sponsor a wide variety of faculty oriented sessions focused on teaching and learning at UNI. To receive information about these sessions, subscribe to the Teaching-Learning Consortium Listserv. The listserv is used to distribute announcements of sessions and to gather input from faculty about their interests for future sessions. For more information or to subscribe to the listserv, contact Melissa Heston at heston@uni.edu or 3-2236.

 
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 at heston@uni.edu.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS:

This meeting will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, in CBB 3. Learn the basics of starting a small business including business structure, taxes and resources. Registration is required. For more information, call 273-7350 or e-mail katherine.cota@uni.edu.

 

RRTTC CALL FOR PROPOSALS FY '08:

The Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC) is soliciting proposals for projects. The deadline for proposal submission is Feb. 23. For a copy of the proposal guidelines visit http://www.rrttc.uni.edu or contact Catherine Zeman, RRTTC Director, at Catherine.zeman@uni.edu, 3-7090.

 

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)

SPECIAL EVENTS:

FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR JIM LANGEL:

Join the staff of Wellness and Recreation Services in saying farewell to Jim Langel, associate director of facilities and operations. A reception will take place from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, in the main floor lounge just past the Welcome Desk in the WRC.

 

YVONNE DUGGAN RETIREMENT RECEPTION:

A retirement open house is being held to honor Yvonne Duggan, secretary IV in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. It will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, in Seerley 116, the Great Reading Room. Refreshments will be provided. Yvonne has been a dedicated UNI employee and Panther fan for more than 34 years.

 

AIDS WALK FOR AIDS ORPHANS:

AIDS Walk for AIDS Orphans--On Thursday, Feb. 1 everyone is invited to wear red and walk around Maucker Union, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., to help raise awareness and funds for the Rotarians For Fighting AIDS' Orphan Rescue program. Look for the red posters around campus for donation locations or call 3-2450.

 

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 its 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 women's basketball team hosts league-leading Illinois State at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25, in McLeod Center. The Panthers host Indiana State at 4:05 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27 in the McLeod Center.
The track team hosts the UNI Invite on Friday, Jan. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 27. The events start at 3 p.m. on Friday and 10:50 a.m. on Saturday, in the UNI-Dome.

 

EXHIBITS/FILMS

 

JANUARY DISPLAYS AT ROD LIBRARY:

January exhibits at Rod Library highlight a variety of topics ranging from Martin Luther King, Jr. to spring fitness and leisure classes to the library reading to honor Barbara Lounsberry. For photographs of the current exhibits and more information on library exhibits, visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE:

Check out the blockbuster, "The Prestige," starring Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale and Scarlett Johansson. Robert and Alfred are rival magicians. When Alfred performs the ultimate magic trick, Robert tries desperately to find out the secret to the trick. Free refreshments provided. Showtimes are 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, in the Maucker UnionBallroom. 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 Adolf 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

 
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.

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS

 

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

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The acoustic duo Patchouli will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

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.

 
WATERLOO-CEDAR FALLS SYMPHONY:

UNI School of Music trumpet professor Randy Grabowski will be the featured soloist at the symphony's 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 concert at the Gallagher-Bluedorn. Works by Williams, Copland, and Fine will be featured. Call 3-SHOW for tickets or visit http://www.wcfsymphony.org/.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS

KAPLAN PRACTICE TESTS:

Academic Advising & Career Services is sponsoring the Kaplan Practice Tests, a free event. Students considering graduate or professional school have the opportunity to take a practice test and receive feedback on their test scores. Students need to preregister at http://www.kaptest.com/practice. The LSAT is offered Saturday, Jan. 27. On Saturday, Feb. 17 the following are scheduled: GRE (General), MCAT, DAT, PCAT and GMAT. Check in is from 8 to 8:50 a.m. in the lobby of the SEC. Testing begins at 9 a.m.

 
ATTENTION TEACHING MAJORS: SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

The College of Education offers more than 100 scholarships to teaching majors. The deadline for a completed application is Feb. 15. This application is available through MyUNIverse or the scholarship link at http://www.uni.edu/coe/. Follow all directions as spelled out on the online application pages. Any late or incomplete files will not be considered.

 

SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IN CHILE:

Attend the information session on studying Spanish language and culture in Chile this summer, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room.

 

 

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 (273-2748) for more information.

 

ATTENTION FUTURE CLASSROOM TEACHERS:

"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. The workshop "Read a Photograph Like You Read a Story" will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 9. This workshop demonstrates the uses of photography 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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