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Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007

NEWS:

DEADLINE CHANGE -- PRESIDENT ALLEN SEEKS INPUT ON RECOMMENDATION TO ARM UNIVERSITY POLICE:

President Allen is seeking comments on the issue of arming university public safety officers. The vice presidents of business and finance and the public safety directors at the three state universities have submitted recommendations to the university presidents that sworn and certified university police officers be authorized to carry firearms as standard equipment. Arming would be subject to stringent training and firearms recertification requirements.

The report is posted at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/documents/arming_report_73107.pdf. Please refer to pages 7-9 of the report.

The deadline for input has been moved up. The presidents have been asked to provide recommendations to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, by Sept. 10. Please send your comments and thoughts to president@uni.edu by Sept. 5.

 

HANISH NAMED ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR OUTREACH AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

Jan Hanish has been named assistant vice president for outreach and special programs. The appointment was effective Aug. 13. Since July 2006, she had served as interim vice president for educational and student services. The majority of her time will be spent working with various university departments to develop and maintain relationships between the university and the Cedar Valley community. Her office is in the CET; phone number is 3-3526. See full news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3114

 

PARKING LOT/STREET CLOSINGS:

The gravel B parking lot and the sorority parking lot on 22nd Street closed permanently on Tuesday, Aug. 28, due to site work for housing relocations associated with 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.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Wednesday's Des Moines Register ran a story on presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Brownback's appearance at UNI's educational forum.

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070829/NEWS09/708290371/-1/ENT06

 

POLICE ON LOOKOUT FOR DRUNK DRIVERS:

Law enforcement officers across the state have joined forces in the "OVER THE LIMIT, UNDER ARREST" enforcement program from now until Sept. 3. Police encourage anyone planning on drinking alcohol to be responsible and designate a sober driver. With increased patrol and focused enforcement over Labor Day, the odds of a drunk driver getting arrested are greatly increased. A simple mistake by a drunk driver can have costly results. Please drive safely and wear your seatbelt when driving; it may save your life. For more infomation about the program, contact Lt. Doug Widen, UNI Police.

 

SMOKE-FREE BUILDING ENTRANCES:

To accommodate the needs and interests of 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.'"

 

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 melissa.barber@uni.edu.

 

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 HRS-mail@uni.edu.

 

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 brande.orr@uni.edu for more information about the selection process.

 

SPRING BREAK UNI:

Would your department be interested in hosting a participatory program or tour for first through sixth graders during 2008 spring break? The Gallagher-Bluedorn will organize daily activities on campus March 16 through March 19. This is a great opportunity for area youth to be exposed to UNI’s programs and services. Contact Amy Hunzelman, amy.hunzelman or 3-3679 for more information.

 

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

 

READING CLINIC HAS NEW FAX NUMBER:

The UNI Reading Clinic's fax number has changed to 3-2103.

 

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 ken.bleile@uni.edu or call 3-2577.

 

HOURS

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS:
http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/hrs-bcurrent.txt

 

LIBRARY HOURS OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours_special.shtml#labor

 

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.

 

WRC HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

FRINGE BENEFIT STATEMENTS:

Your Annual Fringe Benefits Statement is always available for viewing. Log in to MEMFIS, select UNI Employee Self-Service, and select Fringe Benefits Statement. If you would like a current copy of your statement, you may print it out. A process is currently being written so that you can go back to view your statement as of a previous date.

 

BLACKBOARD PORTFOLIO:

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.

 

LEARN THE ROPES AT UNI:

Start the academic year right by "Learning the Ropes" from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, in the Center for Multicultural Education, Room 109. Get to know faculty and staff throughout the university and learn ways to better engage yourself and others in the workplace. Commit to developing greater teamwork, improved communication and new friendships. To register, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training and click on the link "Register for Training" or call 3-2423.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS:

Learn the basics of starting a small business from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, in BCS 030. Advanced registration required. Call 3-JPEC or e-mail jpec@uni.edu.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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.

 

HALF MASTED 3.2 AUDITIONS:

Half Masted 3.2, UNI's Improv Comedy Troupe, is conducting auditions at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, and Wednesday, Sept. 5. Sign up for one of the two days at the Interpreter's Theater in Lang 040 by Monday, Sept. 3.

 

DIVERSITY WEEK-- SEPT. 9 THROUGH 15:

Diversity Week is a celebration to promote cross-cultural awareness and appreciation; to address barriers to social justice, equality and equity; and to foster change toward a more inclusive pluralistic community. Featured will be a cultural festival, speakers, panel discussions, music, dance demonstrations and more. Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and in part by the Student Involvement and Activities Center. Contact Lydia Roberts at 3-2250 or visit http://www.uni.edu/cme/dw07_events.htm#monday.

 

VOLUNTEERS FAIR:

The American Humanics Student Organization and the Volunteer Center of the Cedar Valley will host the annual Volunteer Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. It will be a great opportunity to find a volunteer project.

 

PHYSICS BUILDING REDEDICATION:

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 jane.larson@uni.edu with questions.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

TOWN HALL MEETING ON DIVERSITY AT UNI:

From 2 to 3:15 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10, at the CME (109 MAU) faculty, staff and students will have the opportunity to ask questions of expert on diversity in higher education, J. Herman Blake, vice president of Scholars for Educational Excellence and Diversity, Inc.

 

DIVERSITY WEEK KEYNOTE SPEAKER WILL DISCUSS 'DIVERSITY AT UNI: OPPORTUNITY AND CHALLENGE':

Hear J. Herman Blake, vice president of Scholars for Educational Excellence and Diversity, Inc., share his perspective on UNI's progress and challenges related to diversity. Where has UNI excelled and where and how can it improve? This discussion will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at the CME (109 MAU). A reception will follow.

 

EFFORTS TOWARD EQUITY IN THE CEDAR VALLEY: A COMMUNITY PANEL DISCUSSION:

Invited panelists include Cedar Falls Mayor Jon Crews, State Rep. Deborah Berry, Executive Director for the Waterloo Commission on Human Rights David Meeks, Director for Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration Mark Grey, Rev. Belinda Creighton-Smith and El Centro Latinoamericano Executive Director Kimberly Hernandez. This discussion will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the CME (109 MAU). A reception will follow. Sponsored by the CME and the Student Involvement and Activities Center. For more information, contact Lydia Roberts at 3-2250 or visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

DIFFERENT VOICES: A STUDENT FORUM:

An interactive discussion in which diverse students share and answer questions on their experiences and life at a "majority" university will take place from 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, at the CME (109 MAU). Sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education. Contact Lydia Roberts at 3-2250 or vist http://www.uni.edu/cme

 

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. As a 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.

 

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

THURSDAZE MOVIE: 'SPIDERMAN 3':

"Spiderman 3," starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and James Franco, will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30, in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

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 Wednesday, Sept. 12; at 6 p.m., tour the museum's exhibit and celebrate those involved in its production and at 7:15 p.m. travel to the GBPAC Davis Hall to enjoy a multi-media performance created by UNI instructor Harvey Hess, featuring the work of body artist Dennis DiDominicus.

 

WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES:

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 celeste.bembry@uni.edu.

 

POWER OF THE PURSE:

The Power of the Purse: a Financial Seminar for Women is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Maucker Union. It is presented by the Women's Philanthropy Council of UNI and the UNI Foundation. To learn more about this fun-filled seminar, visit http://www.unicompass.com.

 

CAPOEIRA AFRO-BRAZILIAN MARTIAL ARTS AND DANCE DEMONSTRATION:

Learn, observe and even participate in this demonstration/workshop on this culturally and historically significant form of art. This workshop will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the UNI Memorial Garden. Sponsored by the Capoeira Club, Little Brazil and the CME. Contact Lydia Roberts at 3-2250 or visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

SAVE THE DATE:

Join the dancers and musicians from Shakti Dance Company for a one-hour workshop, Bharata Natyam: Dance of India, at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, at the CME. Explore the rich tradition of this classical dance style from southern India. Dancers and musicians will demonstrate this traditional art form and will conduct a question and answer session. For more information, call 3-3679.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

THEATRE UNI PRESENTS DESIGN PRESENTATION:

Join Theatre UNI for previews of the scenic, lighting, costume and makeup design for Shakespeare's comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, 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 SECOND CITY COMES TO UNI:

The Second City, the premier training ground for the comedy worlds' best and brightest, will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, in the GBPAC Great Hall. See hilarious satire and cutting-edge improvisation. The performance is sponsored by Dyton and OnMedia. For tickets or more information call 3-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.

 

STEVIE WONDER JAMZ:

Bring and enjoy your lunch to the sights and sounds of the music of Stevie Wonder. Learn about and enjoy DVDs and CDs of Stevie Wonder's enduring contribution to American music and culture. Sponsored by the George Walker Society. This event will take place from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, at the CME. For more information, contact Celeste Bembry at celeste.bembry@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

The Panther football team opens its season hosting Minnesota State, Mankato at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30, in the UNI-Dome.

 

UNI WOMEN'S ATHLETICS KICKOFF BREAKFAST:

The first annual Women's Athletics Kickoff Breakfast will be held Sept. 5 on the McLeod Center floor. Doors open at 7:15 a.m. and continental breakfast served at 7:30 a.m. All female student athletes and coaches will be in attendance. Cost is $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Call Mindy Noble at 3-3100 for reservations. All in attendance will receive a free ticket to the UNI vs. ISU volleyball match that night and a free soccer ticket to the UNI vs. Evansville Match on Oct. 5. Door prizes will be given away. Ann Kerian will emcee.

 

WELLNESS/REC:

KOMEN ON THE GO TOUR VISITS UNI:

This community educational tour is part of the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s efforts to engage all generations in the fight against breast cancer. The tour features a colorful cruiser with computer kiosks, informational materials about breast cancer, breast self-examination guides and more. Prizes and giveaways are available as well as extra credit for personal wellness students. The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Maucker Union Courtyard near the fountain. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 

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.

 

EXERCISE ADHERENCE:

If you struggle with exercise adherence or just not sure what to do, then a personal trainer is the answer. Your personal trainer will design a program with your specific goals in mind, motivate and educate you. Contact WRS Personal Fitness Coordinator Kristy Leen at kristy.leen@uni.edu or 3-7167. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/PT/index.html.

 
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 kristy.leen@uni.edu.

 

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

BUS TRIP TO SIX FLAGS - SEPT. 15:

Tickets are on sale in the Student Involvement & Activities Center. Cost is $25 for students; $30 for guests. Transportation to and from as well as admission to the park is provided. Cash or check only. Must have money at time of sign-up to reserve a spot. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

TRY-OUTS FOR TC PANTHER:

Open try-outs for TC Panther will be held the week of Sept. 3. Informational meeting is 4:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 3, in the Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge. For more information, contact Nate Clayberg (spirit squad coordinator) at nate.clayberg@uni.edu.

 

RESUMANIA!:

Career Services staff and Aegon employers will host a panel discussion and resume critiques from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Bring a resume and be entered into a grand prize drawing. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/careerservices.

 
PAY YOUR E-BILL ONLINE:

University bills can now be paid online with an e-check. Go to MyUNIverse, under My Personal Records, select "Pay My E-bill." For more information, call 3-2163 or e-mail accounts.receivable@uni.edu.

 

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 chen@uni.edu if interested in this Applied Media credit.

 

FOUR HIRE!:

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.

 

 


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