Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007
U.S. SEN. BROWNBACK TO SPEAK AT UNI'S PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FORUM ON EDUCATION:
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback will share his views on education at the first in a series of UNI presidential-candidate forums in partnership with ED in '08 (Strong American Schools), the Iowa Business Council and Lee Enterprises newspapers. The forum will be held from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28 at the GBPAC. The forum is open to the public and also will be streamed live on the Internet at http://mm1.uni.edu:8080/1/mp3/pres/live-pres.ram. To view the Web stream, you need the FREE Real Player found at
For more information on UNI's presidential-candidate series visit http://www.uni.edu/presidentialforum.
PARKING LOT/STREET CLOSINGS:
The gravel B parking lot and the sorority parking lot on 22nd Street will close permanently on Tuesday, Aug. 28, due to site work for housing relocations associated with the construction of the parking deck and transit facility to be constructed next year. In addition, the east half of the Commons A/B lot will be closed periodically for two houses to be moved to the present gravel B lot on 22nd Street. The first of these houses will be moved Wednesday, Sept. 5, weather permitting. The second house will be moved several days later. Notice will be given when that move is scheduled.
Also associated with these moves, 22nd Street between Merner Avenue and Campus Street will be closed for approximately three weeks starting Tuesday, Aug. 28. Access to Camp Adventure will be maintained via Campus Street.
FAMILY WEEKEND EVENTS - LAST CALL:
The Family Weekend events schedule is available for viewing at http://www.uni.edu/familyweekend/
The deadline for any updates or corrections is Thursday, Aug. 30. Send changes to firstname.lastname@example.org
SMOKE-FREE BUILDING ENTRANCES:
Just a reminder that to accommodate the needs and interests of both smokers and non-smokers at UNI, one entrance at each university academic building has been designated as smoke-free. The smoke-free entrance will typically be the handicapped accessible entrance. The policy, which can be found at http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/810.shtml, states "Smoking outside buildings is permitted, except near fresh air intakes and near designated smoke free entrances to buildings marked 'No Smoking.'"
UNI IN THE NEWS:
An opinion piece in Sunday's Des Moines Register discussed college readiness of Iowa students. UNI's math and science education summit was referenced. http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070826/OPINION03/708260317/-1/SPORTS12
UPDATING THE 2007-2008 CAMPUS PHONE BOOK: OFFICE INFO ONLY:
Changes for the new phone book, sections A) Office Directory, pages 5-12; B) Campus Governance Group, page 12; C) UNI fax numbers, pages 13-14; and D) Departmental Web sites, pages 15-16, can be made at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/phonebook/. Deadline for these changes is Friday, Aug. 31. If you have questions, contact Melissa Barber at 3-2761 or email@example.com.
UPDATING 07-08 PHONE DIRECTORY - PERSONAL & OFFICE INFO:
Human Resource Services is updating information for the new UNI Directory. Verify your home and office phone and address information. To verify or change your information, login to: My UNIverse; My Personal Records; Update My Personal Information. Deadline for updates is Tuesday, Sept. 4. For more information, e-mail HRSfirstname.lastname@example.org.
GRADUATE COLLEGE DEADLINES:
Applications for 2008-2009 Professional Development Assignments for tenured faculty are due Friday, Sept. 21. Applications for Summer 2008 Fellowships for tenure-track and tenured faculty are due Thursday, Nov.1. For application forms visit www.grad.uni.edu/awards/internal.aspx or call 3-2748. Contact person: Victoria DeFrancisco, interim associate dean, email@example.com
NEH SUMMER STIPEND NOMINATIONS:
The deadline for faculty to submit proposals and be considered for one of the two UNI nominations to the National Endowment for the Humanities' Summer Stipend Program is 5 p.m. on Sept. 17. Visit http://www.uni.edu/osp or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the selection process.
ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE DIVISION NEWSLETTER:
The Administration & Finance division newsletter is available at http://maple.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/documents/aug_newsletter.pdf. It contains news and information about staff accomplishments and department activities.
REGISTRATION/CONFERENCE FEES-OBJECT CODE REVISED:
The object code 61950 should be used for staff, non-staff or student to attend a conference. For staff travel, include the employee number. The list of Expense Object Codes with Definitions and Category Codes has been revised to reflect this change. https://access.uni.edu/reports/memfis/expobj.pdf
HOST FAMILIES NEEDED:
Local families are needed to host three graduate students from New Zealand studying at UNI Sept. 1 through November 2007. If interested, e-mail email@example.com or call 3-2577.
Merit Vacancies are available for viewing at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp
P&S JOB VACANCIES:
Vacancies at the P&S level include training & development coordinator. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.
LIBRARY HOURS OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND:
HEALTH BEAT HOURS FOR FALL 2007:
The Health Beat, located in Maucker Union, is open for use 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday.
NEW LOOK FOR PANTHER PROWLER:
The library has implemented a new Panther Prowler search interface, which integrates several important functions into a single page. For details see: http://www.library.uni.edu/gateway/ml/html/pp_interface.html
Interested in developing an electronic portfolio? Faculty and students may request a Blackboard Portfolio account at http://webct.uni.edu/forms/portfolio_request.html. ITS-Educational Technology will host several opportunities for "Getting Started with Your Electronic Portfolio." To see the August and October workshop calendars, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml. For more information, call 3-2309.
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):
LIBRARY BOOK SALE:
Donate items for the Library’s used book sale. All proceeds benefit the Library Materials Budget. Items wanted are fiction, children’s books, CDs, videos and DVDs. Visit http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/givingtorodlibrary.shtml to donate other materials for the Library’s collection. For book sale donations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-2781.
BASH WITH BEN 2:
Join Ben and Pat Allen for the second-annual campus picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30, on the Maucker Union Plaza. Menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, fruit, cookie and a beverage. A brief program will take place at 12:15 p.m. and door prizes will be awarded throughout the event. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. Remember to wear your Panther purple. No RSVP is required.
SAVE THE DATE:
Mark your calendars now to attend the rededication of the Physics Building at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5. More details will follow. For more information contact email@example.com with questions.
Boys and girls ages seven through 18 are invited to audition to perform in this holiday classic. Selected dancers will perform with The Minnesota Ballet Nov. 16 through 18. Auditions will be held on stage at the GBPAC Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon. Previous dance experience is not required. For more information, visit: http://www.gbpac.com/season/auditions.shtml.
ROALD GUNDERSEN TO SPEAK AT CEEE:
A speaker on Whole Tree Design will discuss an energy efficient construction method using trees to replace or reduce the use of steel, concrete and other non-renewable resources. Part of the Center for Energy and Environmental Education speaker’s series, Roald Gundersen will speak from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, in the CEEE auditorium. The series is free and open to the public. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/building_for_future.htm.
BODY ART: ADORNMENT ACROSS CULTURES:
Exhibit opens Monday, Sept. 10 at the University Museum. From Africa, Asia and South America to the Cedar Valley, discover how and why people decorate their bodies. An opening reception will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12.
ART EXHIBIT - LECTURE AND RECEPTION POSTPONED:
The UNI Gallery of Art presents a traveling exhibition of paintings and mixed media works titled "George Longfish – A Retrospective," through Sept. 16. An artist's lecture and opening reception scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 29 is postponed. Longfish, who is of Seneca and Tuscarora descent, is best known for his vibrant abstract paintings about identity, spirituality and justice. Organized by the Montana Museum of Art & Culture at the University of Montana at Missoula. Free and open to the public. For more information visit www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/.
URBAN GOSPEL MUSIC AND COMMERCIAL MUSIC WORKSHOP:
The first Cedar Valley Gospel and Commercial Music Workshop will take place at 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 31, at the GBPAC, Davis Hall, and at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, Waterloo. The workshops will be led by Byron J. Smith, associate professor of music at Los Angeles Harbor College. Admission is free; participation requires registration. For more information, or to register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
THEATRE UNI PRESENTS DESIGN PRESENTATIONS FOR FALL PLAYS:
Join Theatre UNI for previews of the scenic, lighting, costume and makeup design for Caryl Churchill's comedy, Cloud 9, Tuesday, Aug. 28, and for Shakespeare's comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Tuesday, Sept. 4. Both will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Strayer-Wood Theare. Admission is free.
CLINT BLACK TO APPEAR AT GBPAC:
One of country music’s most celebrated performers, Clint Black, will be in concert at the GBPAC at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7. Laura Bryna will open for Black. Performance sponsors are John Deere Operations and iwireless. Join your friends on the lawn of the Gallagher-Bluedorn for a country BBQ starting at 6 p.m. Meal tickets are $10 and must be purchased no later than Friday, Aug. 31. For tickets or more information call 3-4TIX or visit www.gbpac.com.
The Panther football team opens its season hosting Minnesota State, Mankato at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30, in the UNI-Dome.
Like to dance? Want to meet people? Then International Dance Theater is for you. International Dance Theater is a great way to meet new people, learn dances from around the world and create fantastic college memories. Dance Theater takes place from 4 to 5:45 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, in WRC Rm 185/187. No dance experience required.
WRC INTRAMURAL 100/200 MILE RUN/WALK FITNESS CLUB:
Registration begins Monday, Sept. 10 and remains open for the remainder of the fall semester. Everyone must complete a registration form. The entry fee is $10 per person. The event begins once you have registered. The deadline for completing the mileage is Friday, Nov. 30. After successful completion, you will receive an Intramural 100 or 200 Club T-shirt. Open to students, faculty and staff.
2007 FANTASY FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT:
Open to faculty, staff, spouses and retirees. Registration takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29 through Friday, Aug. 31, in WRC 101. Entry fee is $5 per player, due with registration. Play begins Thursday, Sept. 6. Contact will be made by e-mail by 3 p.m., Sept. 4, with password and league user name.
WRS HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:
Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus everyday? Lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year). Ask a fitness supervisor at HB, or contact Kristy Leen, WRS Personal Fitness Coordinator at 3-7167 or email@example.com.
WRS FITNESS AND LEISURE PROGRAMS:
Registration continues for WRS Fitness and Leisure programs Absolutely Abs, Yoga, Pilates, Kickboxing, Spinnercise, Belly Dancing, Ballroom Dancing and Adult Swim Lessons. Get moving today. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ADULT SOCCER LEAGUE IN THE CEDAR VALLEY:
The UNI Soccer Program, in conjunction with the Cedar Valley Adult Soccer Association, is accepting registrations for fall leagues. Recreational and competitive divisions are offered. Learn more about the game, have fun and meet new people. UNI soccer coaches will be available at games for discussions and clinics. The deadline for registration is Friday, Aug. 31, for the competitive division, and Friday, Sept. 7, for the recreational division. For more information, contact Matt at 3-6982 or email@example.com.
TELL YOUR STUDENTS:
APPLIED MEDIA CREDIT:
ITS Educational Technology is seeking seven energetic students to operate UNI’s Cable TV System. The position provides one credit-hour (working for 50 hours) in Applied Media for fall 2007. Responsibilities include management, programming, production and promotion. Contact Joyce Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in this Applied Media credit.
WEBCT TRAINING FOR STUDENTS:
If you use WebCT/Blackboard in your class, please encourage your students to attend a 45-minute training session describing this program and the many changes recently implemented. These workshops are offered every hour on the hour from 8 to 11 a.m., and 1 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28. The schedule is located at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml
The Greater Des Moines Partnership's Young Professionals Connection presents the 2007 Four Hire! competition. Four Hire! gives college seniors in Iowa the chance to compete for positions with four of Des Moines' premiere companies. The competition is inspired by the popular television show, "The Apprentice." Students who are interested in pursuing positions in communications, engineering, insurance, marketing, project management, Web design, technology or sales are encouraged to visit http://www.fourhiredm.com for more information. The application deadline is Oct. 1.
CONVERSATION PARTNERS NEEDED:
CIEP (Culture and Intensive English Program) is seeking volunteers to match with international students. Partners meet one hour weekly to speak in English. Sign up at http://fp.uni.edu/ciep/conversation_partners.htm or visit the CIEP office at Baker 72.
STUDY ABROAD IN POLAND:
Learn more from representatives from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and the University of Krosno from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Sept. 6, at the College Eye Room in Maucker Union.
PERSONAL TRAINERS WANTED:
The Wellness and Recreation Center is looking for motivated students who want to become a personal trainer. Classes are from 4 to 5:30 p.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays, in the WRC 252. Classes start Tuesday, Sept. 18. For more information, contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167.