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Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007

NEWS:

PORTION OF UNIVERSITY AVENUE CLOSED:

Beginning Thursday, Sept. 13, University Avenue will be closed to through traffic during the day from College Street to Hudson Road. The contractor will begin paving the new west bound lanes of University Avenue from Hudson Road to east of Campus Street. The Campus Street and Panther Lane intersections will remain open to local traffic during the paving operation.

 

HOUSE MOVING RESCHEDULED:

The house moving and associated closure of part of the Commons A/B Lot has been rescheduled. The east end of the Commons A/B Lot will be closed Sunday, Sept. 16, and will re-open in the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 17.

Additionally, West 22nd Street has been closed between Merner Avenue and Campus Street and is expected to re-open in about three weeks. During this time, the west end of 22nd Street, at Campus Street, will be partially open only for people living on that block or who have business at Camp Adventure.

 

ASSOCIATE DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCED:

Richard 'Biff' Williams has been appointed associate dean of the College of Education. Williams previously served as the executive associate director of the School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services.

 

P&S REGENTS STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARDS:

Nominations are being accepted for the 2007 P&S Regents Staff Excellence Awards through Friday, Sept. 21. Nominations can be submitted by visiting the current announcements section in MyUNIverse or by visiting http://www.uni.edu/ps_council/. Take the time to nominate P&S staff who help make UNI a great place to work.

 

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 have been stepped up. Anyone with information should contact Public Safety.
If students don't have someone to walk with, they can call Public Safety, 3-2712, for an escort.

 

PANTHER FRIDAYS ARE HERE:

UNI offices, faculty, staff, students and friends are invited to participate in Panther Fridays. Don your purple and gold. This is a chance to celebrate the power of purple. Coming soon: The Panther Pride Patrol. Register your office by visiting http://unialum.org/pantherfridays. Panther Fridays are coordinated by the UNI Alumni Association and Connecting Alumni to Students (CATS).

 

NEW NAME FOR SAA:

As of Sept. 4, the Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) will be known as the Student Admissions Ambassadors. This name change reflects the group's continued involvement with the UNI Admissions Office. The Ambassadors will continue to serve the university through campus tours, Preview Days, hosting various university events, and community-wide philantrophic activities. The group will keep the moniker "SAA".

 

HERITAGE HONOURS RECIPIENTS NAMED:

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

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.

 

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.

 

EARTHQUAKE RELIEF EFFORT:

Sigma Delta Pi, the Spanish honor society at UNI, is sponsoring relief effort for vicitims of the recent earthquake in Peru. Items needed are tents, sleeping bags, blankets, plastic tarps and sweaters or warm clothing (especially for children). These items can be deposited in drop boxes at the Outdoor Rec office in the WRC, at the biology student lounge in McCullum Science Hall and in 234 Baker Hall from Thursday, Sept. 13, through Thursday, Sept. 20. For more information contact jennifer.cooley@uni.edu.

 

PANTHER FIRST AWARDS:

Congratulations to the August 2007 Panther First award recipients. For a list of recipients, click on
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/panther_first_recipients.shtml.

 

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 Clopton at kerri.clopton@uni.edu or http://www.iowabigs.org.

 

P&S JOB VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include assistant director, Camp Adventure. To view complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

SUBSTANCE ABUSE RESOURCES:

The UNI Substance Abuse Services Web site includes: UNI's Alcohol and Drug Policy; local, state
and federal alcohol and illicit drug laws and related penalties; health risks of alcohol and drug use; and counseling, treatment and rehabilitation programs for students and employees. This information is provided in compliance with provisions of the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act. http://www.uni.edu/subabuse

 

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 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 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:

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 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.

 
ENTREPRENEURSHIP SYMPOSIUM:

An Entrepreneurship Symposium will take place from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Maucker Union. The featured speaker provides financial services for high net-worth individuals. A panel of female entrepreneurs includes a chiropractor, a race car driver, a boxer, a Web designer, a real estate agent, a marketing and public relations company owner, and an e-commerce company owner. Advanced registration is encouraged. Free. To register, or for more information, call 3-JPEC, e-mail jpec@uni.edu or visit http://www.jpec.org/esymp.htm.

 

TALLGRASS PRAIRIE CENTER FALL OPEN HOUSE:

The Tallgrass Prairie Center will hold a Fall Open House from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19. Faculty, friends, staff and students are invited to come and learn about the center's programs and projects. Visit with staff, view the facilities, the prairie landscape and enjoy some refreshments. For more information contact Ryan Welch at rwelch@uni.edu or 3-3828.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

EARTHPARK PRESENTATION:

Learn about Earthpark, A National Center For Science Literacy & the Environment, on Thursday, Sept. 13, in 115 Seerley Hall. Light refreshments will be served from 3 to 3:30 p.m. and the presentation by Mary Schon, senior advisor for science and education, is from 3:30 to 5 p.m. 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, led by UNI in collaboration with Iowa State University 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, "How can UNI contribute to the development of responsible citizens?," in celebration of Constitution Day 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.

 

SPEAKER ON SUSTAINABILITY IN HOUSING CONSTRUCTION:

Lonnie Gamble, an author and expert on sustainability issues, will speak on straw-bale construction at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, in the CEEE auditorium, Room 11. Gamble's talk is part of a series on Building for the Future: Energy Efficient Alternatives in building construction methods. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee.

 

CROW FORUM:

CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, Oct. 1, in the Maucker Union North Room. Carissa Froyum, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, will present "From 'Bad Black Girls' to 'Good Girls': The Costs of the Cultural Disciplining of Black Girls." The Women's and Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and members of the wider community are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.

WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES:

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:

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. There is a free show at 10 p.m. for UNI students. Enjoy 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.

 
EVITA:

Winner of seven Tony Awards,® "Evita" will take place at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23, in the GBPAC Great Hall. "Evita" is a must-see Broadway production with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The performance is sponsored by Buzz H. M. Anderson & Faye Martin Anderson and is part of the Holiday Inn Broadway Series. For tickets, or for more information, call 3-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.

 

ON CAMPUS DINING:

UNI CELEBRATES LOCAL FOOD:

Monday through Friday, Prexy's will feature many local food items. At 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, see the documentary "Future of Food" in the 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 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.

 

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.

 

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:

WASHINGTON CENTER REPRESENTATIVE ON CAMPUS:

A representative from The Washington Center is available to speak for five to 10 minutes in classes Monday morning, Sept. 17. UNI students who are Iowa residents receive $1,200 or more in scholarship money for these Washington, D.C., based internships. Students are placed in public, private and nonprofit sectors (e.g., U.S. Dept. of Commerce, EPA, embassies, CNN, national organizations, etc.). Opportunities are available for all majors during spring, summer or fall. Housing arranged. Requests to have a speaker in class can be made by e-mail (allan.stamberg@uni.edu) identifying course name, time(s), location(s) and time allowed.

 

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.

 

SEPTEMBER EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS:

The UNI Counseling Center is offering the following educational workshops: Tuesday, Sept. 18: Surviving College; Thursday, Sept. 20: How to Help a Friend; Thursday, Sept. 27: Test Anxiety. Preregistration is required. Workshops meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Counseling Center. Call 3-2676 to register.

 

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