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Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007

NEWS:

UNI STUDENT ASSAULTED:

A female UNI student was assaulted at approximately 11 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9, near UNI's West Gym. The student was able to fend off the attacker and escape. She described her attacker as a white male about 6 feet tall with brown hair. Campus patrols will be stepped up.
If students don't have someone to walk with, all they need to do is call Public Safety, 3-2712, for an escort. Anyone with information should contact Public Safety.

 

SAMPLE BALLOTS FOR UNIVERSITY WIDE ELECTIONS:

Sample ballots for university wide elections will be e-mailed to faculty sometime this week for faculty inspection. These are sample ballots and should not be used at this time for voting. Voting should occur sometime next week. At that time you will be e-mailed an official ballot to cast your vote. If you have any questions about the sample ballots, contact Otto MacLin, co-chair Committee on Committees, otto.maclin@uni.edu, 3-2373.

 

PROVOST SEARCH COMMITTEE NAMED:

President Allen has appointed a committee to conduct a national search for the position currently titled "provost and vice president for academic affairs." Reinhold Bubser, interim dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and professor of modern languages, will serve as committee chair. The committee's first meeting was Sept. 7. See the committee list at http://www.uni.edu/provostsearch/committee.shtml

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Julia Wallace, dean of the College of Social & Behavorial Sciences, wrote a guest opinion piece that was published in the Des Moines Business Record, Monday, Sept. 4. To view the article, "Workplaces: Where Generations Collide," visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2007:0911.shtml

 

The new exhibit at the University Museum was featured in the Des Moines Register, Monday, Sept. 10.

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070910/ENT01/709100311/1047

 

HERITAGE HONOURS RECIPIENTS NAMED:

The UNI Alumni Association will present the 2007 Heritage Honours Awards during a reception as part of Homecoming 2007, at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, at the GBPAC.

Alumni Achievement Award: Judge Jon Scoles, '73, is Federal Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Iowa.

Alumni Service Award: Rodney Foster,'83, is a partner in the Des Moines office of McGladrey & Pullen, LLP and managing director of RSM McGladrey, Inc.

Young Alumni Award: Troy Dannen,'89, is executive director of the Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union, the only organization in the nation solely devoted to interscholastic competition for girls.

http://www.unialum.org/scholarships/heritage/years.shtml.

For a complete look at the Homecoming schedule, visit http://www.uni.edu/homecoming.

 

ROD LIBRARY CHANGES SATURDAY HOURS:

Rod Library has changed its Saturday hours of operation. Effective immediately normal Saturday hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. This change was made in response to many student comments requesting earlier hours on Saturdays.

 

SEEKING STORY IDEAS FOR ALUMNI MAGAZINE:

The UNI Today alumni magazine goes to nearly 100,000 alumni twice a year. As UNI's premier communication vehicle, it's the best way to involve and inform alumni and friends about what UNI graduates are doing in the world. A recent readership survey shows that the magazine is widely read and very well received. Our readership informs us that they have a high level of interest in alumni profiles. If you know of an alum with a compelling story, tell us about it. Make suggestions to the NIT advisory board by filling out the online form at http://www.unialum.org/proserv/suggestion.shtml.

 

NEW CAPSTONE COURSES:

Do you have a great idea for a course that would appeal to a diverse group of students, be intellectually challenging and promote life-long learning? Then propose that course for the New Capstone Experience. For information about the New Capstone Experience and the necessary forms, visit http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/lac/ or contact the LAC coordinator at siobahn.morgan@uni.edu.

 

 

O'CONNOR NAMED UNI INTERIM ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS:

James O'Connor, APR, has been named interim assistant vice president for Marketing & Public Relations. O'Connor has served as the associate director for public relations in the Office of University Marketing & Public Relations since 2004. He joined UNI as media relations director in 1999. The appointment is effective Sept. 10. O'Connor replaces John Goossen, who is leaving UNI to become the publisher of the Ames Tribune. A search for a permanent replacement will begin soon.

 

UNI SPEAKERS BUREAU:

Looking for a new way to use the great talent and resources UNI has to offer? UNI Speakers Bureau offers more than 175 topics delivered by faculty and staff. Spread the word about this service to groups with which you are affiliated. The Speakers Bureau offers a unique opportunity for community and professional organizations. For more information on UNI's Speakers Bureau, or to become a member, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/speakers, or contact Sarah Battani at sbattani@uni.edu or 3-3165.

 

POWER STRIP SAFETY:

Power strips are only to be used for computer equipment. There are many different types of strips with many different prices. The Safety Office has requested Campus Supply to stock a quality, reasonably priced, six outlet surge-suppressor power strip with a built-in 15 amp fuse in the switch. If ordering a power strip, order through Campus Supply "Surge Suppressor #51-00108."

 

WATERLOO SCHOOLS NEED MENTORS:

Waterloo Community Schools are seeking mentors for the district’s school-based mentoring programs. Mentoring occurs on school premises each week for 30 to 45 minutes. A year-long commitment is requested, but not required. For further information, contact Kerri Klopton at kerri.klopton@uni.edu or http://www.iowabigs.org.

 

 

HOURS:

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

 

WRC HOURS:

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

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

'EXCELLENCE IN TEACHER EDUCATION' ELECTRONIC MAGAZINE:

The College of Education has released the second issue of UNI's College of Education "Excellence in Teacher Education" electronic magazine. The magazine provides news about UNI's teacher-education program to current, past and prospective students and provides a forum for teacher education professionals to share information with others. Visit http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/uni/coe-fall07/.

 

WERE YOU PAID IN AUGUST?:

It's easy to find out by accessing your payslip in the MEMFIS system. If you know your MEMFIS password, visit http://maple.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/training_and_support/documents/View_Your_Payslip.pdf for step-by-step instructions. If you don’t remember your MEMFIS password, request a re-set by sending an e-mail message to memfis-help@uni.edu or by calling 3-5555, option 2. General questions about accessing your payslip may be sent to memfis-help@uni.edu. Specific questions about your pay or deductions will be answered by Payroll at 3-6425. If you don’t see a current payslip, please contact your supervisor.

 
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD (IRB) TRAINING:

"IRB 101: An Introduction to Human Participants Review at UNI" will take place for faculty and staff from noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, and for graduate students from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the CME (MAU 109). Faculty and staff should register by Thursday, Sept. 13, and graduate students should register by Wednesday, Sept. 26. Training certificates offered. To register, e-mail anita.kleppe@uni.edu.

 

ERGONOMICS PRESENTATION:

A presentation on the basic principles of ergonomics and how they can be applied to your own workstation and work habits will take place from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the CME, Room 109. A mock computer workstation will be set up and its various components shown and adjusted. Several common musculoskeletal diseases and ways to prevent them will be explained. To register, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training and click on the link "Register for Training" or call 3-2423.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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.

 

UNI LUTHERAN STUDENT CENTER WELCOMES NEW PASTOR:

Help welcome Pastor Scott Duffus to the Lutheran Student Center as he accepts the call as full-time pastor. An installation service will take place at 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the LSC. A reception preceeding the service will take place at 8:45 p.m. The Lutheran Student Center is located on the corner of College Street and University Avenue.

 

SHOWCASE 2007 SMALL BUSINESS EXPO:

The UNI Regional Business Center-Small Business Development Center and the Waterloo Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation are hosting a Showcase 2007 Small Business Expo from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, at Allen College's Barrett Forum on Logan Avenue in Waterloo. The free expo will feature Waterloo small-business owners, who will have their products and services on display. In addition to featuring home-based and other small-business displays, Showcase 2007 will highlight key development projects that have been catalysts for the economic revitalization of north and east Waterloo, such as the new Logan Avenue Hy-Vee and the Allen Hospital expansion. The event will also kick off Waterloo MyEntreNet's 2007-2008 program. For more information, or to register your business to display at the expo, call 236-8123.

 

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

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

A community panel will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the CME (109 MAU). A reception will follow. 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. Sponsored by the CME and the Student Involvement and Activities Center. For more information, contact Lydia Roberts at 273-2250 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). For more information, contact Lydia Roberts at 273-2250 or visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 
EARTHPARK PRESENTATION:

Learn about Earthpark, A National Center For Science Literacy & the Environment, Thursday, Sept. 13, in 115 Seerley Hall. Light refreshments will be served from 3 to 3:30 p.m. and the presentation is from 3:30 to 5 p.m.,

by Mary Schon, senior advisor for science and education. Earthpark™ is a center for science-based environmental information, where hands-on learning is a focus, and leading educators, scientists and companies can work together to share ideas and solutions. Opens in 2011. http://www.earthpark.org

For more information, contact Jeff Weld, 3-2723, jeff.weld@uni.edu Weld is the steering committee facilitator of the Board of Regents Mathematics and Science Education Collaborative Initiative, in collaboration with ISU and the University of Iowa.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Adam Lee, Department of Earth Science, will present "Adventures at a Geology Field Camp" at 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, in Latham Hall 125.

 

UNI FORUM ON RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS:

The American Democracy Project at UNI is sponsoring a forum in celebration of Constitution Day on the topic "How can UNI contribute to the development of responsible citizens?," from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, in the CME (MAU 109). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or yla@uni.edu or Kent Sandstrom at 3-2769 or kent.sandstrom@uni.edu. (Put Sept. 17 Forum in subject line.)

http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2007:0906.shtml

 

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

 

BODY ART: ADORNMENT ACROSS CULTURES:

From Africa, Asia and South America to the Cedar Valley, discover how and why people decorate their bodies at the University Museum. 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:

 
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.

 

2007 NORTHEAST IOWA FALL ETHICS CONFERENCE:

The 2007 Northeast Iowa Fall Ethics Conference, "Guideposts in Ethical Care of the Patient: Spirituality and Cultural Diversity" takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Covenant Medical Center Meeting Rooms 10 and 11. From 8:30 to 11:45 a.m., social work ethics; from noon to 4:30 p.m., spirituality and treatment presentations. Information and registration available at http://www.allencollege.edu The conference is co-sponsored by UNI with faculty from Social Work and Philosophy and Religion on the planning committee.

PERFORMING ARTS:

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL:

Randy Grabowski, UNI professor of trumpet, will offer a recital with faculty artist Sean Botkin, piano, at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. The program will feature the world premiere of a piece by composer Man-Ching Donald Yu as well as other selections. This event is free and open to the public.

 
SECOND CITY COMES TO UNI:

The Second City, the premier training ground for the comedy world's 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.

 

QUARTET FOR THE END OF TIME:

The W-CF Symphony: In partnership with UNI's Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program, Music Director Jason Weinberger, WCFSO musicians Jonathan Chenoweth and Anita Tucker, along with UNI School of Music faculty member Sean Botkin, present Messiaen's 1941 masterpiece "Quartet for the End of Time", first performed at the Stalag VIIIA prisoner-of-war camp in Germany. The 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 16 program in the GBPAC Davis Hall also will feature shorter works by Holocaust-era composers Paul Hindemith and Pavel Haas. Tickets are $12 and available at 3-4TIX or http://wcfsymphony.org.

 

SWITCHFOOT AND RELIENT K IN CONCERT:

Panther Productions presents Switchfoot and Relient K in concert with special guests Ruth at 7:30 p.m., Friday Oct. 19, in McLeod Center. Tickets are $20 for students (limit 4 tickets per student) and $25 for general public, plus fees. Tickets are on sale now at all UNItix locations (UNI-Dome, McLeod Center and GBPAC), by phone 3-4TIX or online at http://www.tickets.uni.edu.

ON CAMPUS DINING:

UNI CELEBRATES LOCAL FOOD:

Monday through Friday, Prexy's will feature many local food items; from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, UNI's Local Food project at Prexy's; from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, University Book & Supply will feature local and seasonal cookbooks at Prexy's; and at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, see the documentary "Future of Food," showing in Maucker Union, State College Room.

 

CEREAL-TO-GO BAR:

Essentials in Maucker Union features a cereal-to-go bar. Choose from 12 different Kelloggs and General Mills cereals plus a variety of toppings. Earn a free bag of cereal after the 10th purchase. Stop by Essentials in Maucker Union to get a punch card today.

 

NEW CUSTOM COFFEE FLAVOR AT CHATS: BUZZ SESSION:

Check out the new custom coffee flavor at Chats in Maucker Union. This private blend, exclusive to Chats, is called Buzz Session. Chats opens at 7 a.m. each weekday and carries fresh bakery items, a full selection of beverages and smoothies plus lunch and snack foods. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/placestoeat/restaurants.htm.

 

CAFE FRESCO:

Café Fresco in Maucker Union features specialty sandwiches, panini sandwiches, salads and wraps. Explore new flavor combinations with this all-new menu. Choose the sandwich and soup/salad combos for a great value. Café Fresco opens weekdays at 10:30 a.m. and remains open until 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

 

 

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.

 

FREE FRUIT:

September is fruit and vegetable month. Watch for passive programming on campus for tips on getting more in your meal. A "fruit booth" will be set up outside the Student Health Clinic from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., (or while supplies last) Tuesday, Sept. 11. Stop by for a piece of free fruit and information. Brought to you by UNI Health Education in Action, University Health Services.

 

FITNESS AND LEISURE CLASSES:

Fitness and leisure classes are still available. The fee is $37 to $47 for the whole semester. Classes are walking distance from your dorm or office. There is a lot of variety with 56 different sections and qualified instructors to motivate you. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec or pick up a brochure in WRS.

 

WORDS OF WELLNESS NEWSLETTER:

The first fall issue of Words of Wellness, a newsletter for UNI employees, is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/, provided for you by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 
RECREATIONAL FOLK DANCING:

The UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers will host free recreational folk dancing from 6 to 7 p.m., on the first and third Thursday of every month, in the WRC 185/187.

 

INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC KICKBALL TOURNAMENT.

Entry forms are available in the WRC 101 during the week of Sept. 10. Tournament entries are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the WRC 101. A tournament bracket will be posted after 9 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21, in the WRC. Tournament play will take place at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Intramural Fields. There is an entry fee of $20 per team. Open to students, faculty, staff, spouses and retirees.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

'MONEY FOR THE MISSION: GETTING FUNDS FOR YOUR STUDENT ORGANIZATION'S DIVERSE ACTIVITIES':

Help your student group start off with a bang this semester by getting all of the details needed to successfully fundraise for your events. "Money for the Mission" will take place from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, in the CME (109 MAU). Free refreshments and door prizes. RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 12 by e-mailing lydia.roberts@uni.edu. Open to all student organization members. Complimentary information packet included for those who attend.

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:

Would you like to volunteer in the community and make a difference in the lives of families in need? Attend the first UNI Habitat for Humanity meeting at 9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, in CBB 126. The UNI chapter of Habitat for Humanity provides students many different opportunities to build houses with Habitat, volunteer in the community, meet a lot of great people and even travel over spring break to build a house in another state. Pizza will be provided. For more information, e-mail Curt Aucutt at aucuttcl@uni.edu.

 

FALL CAREER FAIR:

The Fall Career Fair will take place from 2 to 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, in the UNI-Dome. More than 185 organizations and graduate/professional schools will visit with students. All majors, freshmen through seniors, graduate students and alumni are welcome. Students who attend are eligible to win a bike valued at $400 from Europa Cycle. For more information, or for a list of participants, visit http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/events/career/careerfair/fall.html.

 

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.

 

DANIEL WEBSTER LAW SOCIETY MEETING:

The Daniel Webster Law Society will hold its first meeting of the year at 7 p.m., Wednesday Sept. 12, in Sabin Hall, Room 207. In addition to discussing the year's plans, Professor Scott Peters will give a presentation and Q&A on preparing for law school. DWLS is a student organization for anyone interested in law or attending law school. All students are invited.

 

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.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN NICARAGUA:

An exploratory meeting for study abroad summer 2008, in Nicaragua, will take place at 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13 in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. This trip is designed for students in the following areas of study: social work, communication science & disorders, Spanish language and global health. Students have an opportunity to work with children in orphanages with disabilities and visit organizations addressing Nicaraguan social problems.

 

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