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Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007

NEWS:

BOR DOCKET AVAILABLE:

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, are meeting this week in Council Bluffs. The agenda is available at

http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Meetings/DocketMemos/07Memos/sep07/0907_agenda.pdf

 

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT ALLEN:

I wish to thank the entire campus community for sharing its views on the issue of arming our campus police officers. Your responses to my request for input were thoughtful and professional. They helped immeasurably in fashioning my recommendation to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. I'm proud that we were successful in engaging the campus in a thorough and meaningful discussion. Again, thanks to each and every one of you for contributing your voices and your efforts toward the resolution of a difficult and complex issue.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM:

The Provost's Office has appointed Barbara Cutter, associate professor of history, as the Administrative Fellow for the 2007-08 and 2008-09 academic years. The Administrative Development Program is designed to provide interested faculty with opportunities to broaden their understanding of and experience in higher education administration and to diversify administrative leadership on campus. Cutter will serve on the Provost's Office administrative team, providing leadership and support for various functions and special projects in academic affairs. Cutter will be responsible for processing undergraduate student requests, chairing the Intercollegiate Academics Fund Committee and the Merchant Scholarship Committee and administering the Class of 1957 Heritage Endowment Fund.

 

REFERENCE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE SURVEY:

Rod Library is evaluating software products used for purposes such as organizing publication references and formatting them in bibliographic styles such as APA and MLA. Please complete the following survey, intended to gauge current use and potential interest in this type of product, at http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB226W5AG2SM2.

 

EAST BARTLETT VS. BARTLETT HALL:

Bartlett Hall is a part of the Department of Residence and East Bartlett houses administrative offices. When giving directions, be mindful of this information.

 

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.

 

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) are 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 university events and community-wide philantrophic activities. The group will keep the moniker "SAA."

 

EARTHQUAKE RELIEF EFFORT:

Sigma Delta Pi, the Spanish honor society at UNI, is sponsoring a 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.

 

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 research associate/Metal Casting Center. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

MEMFIS USERS GROUP (MUG) MEETING:

Start off the academic year with a MEMFIS refresher. Open to anyone interested, the group will meet at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20 in McCollum Science Hall 201. Jack Miller will review preparing requisitions with split distributions, canceling and deleting requsitions and Document Error 3 notifications. He also will discuss passwords and the status of the single sign-on project. Results from the MEMFIS User Survey conducted last spring will be shared.

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

This event will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, in BCS 030. Advance registration required. No fees to attend. For more information, call 3-JPEC or e-mail jpec@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 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.

 

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 and the prairie landscape, and enjoy some refreshments. For more information contact Ryan Welch at rwelch@uni.edu or 3-3828.

 

DAY OF THE DEAD ALTAR:

Come help decorate the Day of the Dead Altar from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, in the CME Lobby (109 MAU). Everyone is invited to bring a picture of a loved one. Day of the Dead is an Aztec celebration of the life of deceased ancestors. For more information, contact http://www.uni.edu/cme/hhm07.htm.

 

15TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE:

The Department of Computer Science is hosting an open house from 2 to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21, to celebrate its 15th anniversary as a department. There will be a short program at 2:15 p.m. in the ITTC lounge. Speakers include former Mathematics Deptarment Head David Duncan, Emeritus Professor Carl Wehner, and Dean of the College of Natural Sciences Joel Haack. For more information, visit http://www.cs.uni.edu/news/091207-15th-anniversary-open-house.php.

 
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, race car driver and boxer; a Web designer; a real estate agent; a marketing and public relations company owner; and an e-commerce company owner. Advance 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.

 

'CHAT' IT UP WITH BEN:

Stop by Chat's in Maucker Union, purchase a beverage, and visit with President Ben Allen. Allen will be on the west side of the Coffee House from 7 to 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25; Tuesday, Oct. 9; and Tuesday, Oct. 23.

 

MEET THE PRES EVENT -- SPONSORED BY THE P&S COUNCIL:

Join P&S staff at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom for "Meet the President." Bring your lunch and hear an update on the latest news and issues facing the university. Recipients of the 2007 Regents Staff Excellence Awards will be announced.

 

FALL CREATIVE DRAMA CLASSES:

Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, is offering a series of creative drama classes for children in kindergarten through high school. Classes begin Oct. 1. For a complete list of classes, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Panther volleyball hosts Creighton at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21, in McLeod Center. UNI volleyball hosts Drake at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, in McLeod Center.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/FILMS:

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE: THE REAPING:

"The Reaping," starring Hilary Swank and David Morrissey, will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. A former Christian missionary, who specializes in debunking religious phenomena, investigates a small town which seems to be suffering from the 10 biblical plagues. Free refreshments. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

SPEAKER ON SUSTAINABILITY IN HOUSING CONSTRUCTION:

Lonnie Gamble, an author and expert on sustainability issues, will speak about 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

 

'CREATIVELY CARING FOR CREATION':

Mark Kresowik, Christian social activist, will speak from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the Social Hall of St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center (1019 West 23rd St.). Kresowik is the interim coordinator of Iowa Interfaith Power and Light and an organizer for the Sierra Club's Midwest Clean Energy Campaign and Community Energy Solutions. In "Creatively Caring for Creation," Kresowik will lead a discussion about the moral imperatives for environmental stewardship and the transition toward a new culture rooted in the common good.

 

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:

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL:

Guest artist Julien Guenebaut will give a piano recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Guenebaut attended the National Conservatory in Paris and has performed and led orchestras throughout France and the world. Sponsored by the Dorothea and Robert W. Dean Visiting Artists Fund. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 3-2028.

 

FRESHMAN SHOWCASE CONCERT:

The UNI School of Music will present a vocal showcase of first-year students at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 3-2028.

 

TROMBONE DAY:

Guest artist Christopher Dudley, trombone, and Christopher Buckholz, UNI trombone professor, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Buckholz will direct the event, which will feature performances and hands-on master classes for trombonists. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/music. Sponsored by the Dorothea and Robert W. Dean Visiting Artist Fund.

 
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.

 

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT CONCERT:

"Lights...camera...music!" The UNI School of Music will present its 26th Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This year's concert will feature performances by large student ensembles, faculty artists and more. For more information, or to find out how to become a special donor, visit http://www.uni.edu/music or contact Caroline Boehmer at 3-2028.

 

ALL-STATE INSTRUMENTAL WORKSHOPS:

From 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, The UNI School of Music will present its annual hands-on workshops for high-school students preparing for All State competition. These workshops will take place in the GBPAC and CEEE. This event is free; registration is required. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/music or contact Caroline Boehmer at 3-2028.

 

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 four 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 at 3-4TIX or online at http://www.tickets.uni.edu.

 

WELLNESS/REC:

INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

Entry forms are available during the week of Sept. 17 in the WRC 101. There is an entry fee of $20, with a two-game guarantee. Registration will take place Monday, Sept. 24, through Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the WRC 101. Limited to the first eight teams to register. Play begins at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, on the West Campus Fields. Open to students, faculty and staff.

 

WRS HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus every day? 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.

 

EXERCISE ADHERENCE:

If you struggle with exercise adherence or are 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.

 

INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC KICKBALL TOURNAMENT.

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.

 

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.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

HOMECOMING EVENTS:

Sign up teams and organizations for Homecoming 2007, which runs Monday, Oct. 8, through Saturday, Oct. 13. There are lots of events to get involved with such as Maucker Murals, Panther Pride Cry, Panther Scramble and the parade. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/homecoming. Show your pride at the kick-off ceremony at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, on top of Maucker Union and at the Pep Rally at 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, outside McLeod Center.

 

CAPSTONE IN GREECE:

There will be informational meetings for the June and July 2008 Capstone Study Abroad courses in Greece at noon and 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, and Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. Contact Gregory Bruess at bruess@uni.edu or 3-2752. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/global/greece.

 

GILLMAN SCHOLARSHIP:

The Gilman International Scholarship is accepting applications from students participating in study abroad programs during spring 2008. Some 850 Gilman Scholarships will be awarded to students studying abroad this academic year. The Gilman Scholarship is open to all U.S. undergraduates in good academic standing. Award recipients will receive up to $5,000. For more information contact the Study Abroad Office in Baker Hall, Room 59 at (319) 290-2707, e-mail study-abroad@uni.edu or visit http://www.iie.org/gilman.

 

AUDITIONS FOR UNISTA'S BEST OF BROADWAY: A MUSICAL THEATRE REVUE:

Auditions will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30, in the APR, in the basement of the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Requirements: 32 bars of a prepared musical theatre piece that best showcases your ability. Solos only. An accompanist will be provided. There also will be a movement portion to the audition. Wear comfortable clothing/footwear. A sign-up sheet is in the Green Room, in the Strayer-Wood basement. For more information, contact Ben Sheridan at emzbro@uni.edu.

 

CO-OP/INTERNSHIP PROGRAM ORIENTATION MEETINGS:

Fall Co-op/Internship Program orientation meetings will take place from 4 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, and from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in CBB 109. Students can learn the value of internships, how to become involved in the Co-op/Internship Program and how to benefit from Career Services.

 

KAPLAN PRACTICE TESTS:

Career Services is sponsoring the free Kaplan Practice Tests Saturday, Oct. 20, in the SEC. Students considering graduate or professional school have the opportunity to take a practice test and receive feedback on their test scores. Pre-register at http://www.kaptest.com/practice for the GRE (General), GMAT, LSAT or MCAT. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. and testing begins at 10:30 a.m.

 

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.

 

STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION:

A Study Abroad information session will take place from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 4 to 5 p.m., in CBB 127. Learn about the opportunities of spending your semester, summer or academic year abroad.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN RUSSIA:

Full and partial fellowships are available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study abroad in Eurasia and Russia. Applications are due Oct. 15. The Advanced Russian Language and Area Studies Program and Eurasian Regional Language Program also are offered for the summer, fall or academic year. For more information contact the Study Abroad Office in Baker Hall, Room 59 at 3-7078, study-abroad@uni.edu, or visit http://www.americancouncils.org.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN SAUDI ARABIA:

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia is offering a full tuition, monthly living stipend, textbook and computer allowance, and travel costs for participation in KAUST-sponsored activities in Saudi Arabia and regionally. Application deadline is Nov. 9. For more information visit http://www.kaust.edu.sa or contact Study Abroad Office in Baker 59 at 3-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu.

 

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