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Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007

NEWS:

UNI RECEIVES $3 MILLION NAMING GIFT -- CELEBRATION MONDAY, SEPT. 24:

Des Moines businessman Richard O. (Dick) Jacobson has given a $3 million gift to UNI. Currently under construction, the Richard O. Jacobson Human Performance Complex will encompass a three-story addition within the north end of the UNI-Dome, the two-story Human Performance Center, and remodeled portions of the Wellness and Recreation Center. His gift includes a challenge to raise an additional $2 million for programs served by the complex (including the Human Performance Center). A celebration is set for Monday, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m. in the GBPAC lobby. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Call 3-6078 for more information. See the full news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3158

 
BOR APPROVES $5.5 MILLION REQUEST FOR MATH AND SCIENCE ED INITIATIVE:

The Board of Regents office directed President Allen and the Math and Science Education Initiative steering committee to coordinate a fiscal year 2009 appropriations request. The steering committee, comprised of faculty from the three Regent universities, created the $5.5 million proposal that addresses student performance in math and science courses, teacher shortages and the need for state collaboration. The proposal was approved at this week's Board of Regents meeting. For more information about this initiative and the proposal, visit http://www.uni.edu/pres/math-science

 

UNIVERSITY-WIDE ELECTIONS:

Ballots are being sent to faculty for university wide faculty elections (Faculty Chair, Committee on Committees, and Educational Policies). If you do not receive an e-mail for the faculty-wide elections shortly, please contact Otto MacLin otto.maclin@uni.edu.

 

GRADUATE FACULTY ELECTION BALLOTS:

Ballots are being sent out for graduate faculty elections (Graduate Faculty Chair). Ballots only will be sent to graduate faculty through the graduate faculty mailing list. Please note this is a different ballot than the university-wide elections. If you do not receive an e-mail for the graduate faculty elections shortly, please contact Otto MacLin (otto.maclin@uni.edu).

 

PARKING UPDATE:

Today the fraternity house is being moved from the Commons Lot and across 22nd Street. The east end of the Commons A/B lot will reopen by mid-afternoon. The two remaining houses will be demolished next spring. West 22nd Street between Merner and Campus will remain closed until the contractor can remove the ramp. Photos of the move are at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/newsroom/photos.shtml

 

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT ALLEN:

I wish to thank the 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.

 

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).

 

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 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.

 

COPIER FOR SALE:

UNI's chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is selling a copy machine with a copy code device attached. It was previously used by students in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and was in good working order when NSSLHA purchased a new copier about a year ago. The copier model is a Sharp SF-2025 and the copy code device is a Hecon KCC plus. Available for $400. If interested, call 3-2497.

 

MERIT JOB VACANCIES:

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 assistant athletic trainer (Head Track & Cross Country)/Instructor, assistant athletic trainer (Head Women’s Basketball)/Instructor, instructor/coordinator Undergraduate Athletic Training Field Experience. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

SPSS SHORT COURSE:

An SPSS short course offered by the Statistical Consulting Lab will be taught by Mark Jacobson from 3:30 to 5 p.m., today, Sept. 20, in SABIN 223. For more information visit http://www.cns.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL/ or e-mail jacobson@cns.uni.edu or call 3-7963.

 
E-PORTFOLIO CONFERENCE:

Portfolios can be a powerful tool for tracking student learning and assessing academic programs. Learn more by attending "ePortfolios for Learning and Assessment," a Web conference co-sponsored by ITS-Educational Technology and the Office of Academic Assessment, from noon to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, in Studio 3 (ITTC 138). For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/assessment.

 

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.

 

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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.

 

'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.

 

UNI HOSTS ELECTRATHON FINALS:

UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education will host the last events of the Alliant Energy Iowa Electrathon Championship Series on Saturday, Sept. 29. The battery-powered cars will race in the parking lot south of University Avenue across from the GBPAC. The design competition starts at 8 a.m. Hot laps begin at 10 a.m. with races at noon and 2 p.m. For more information about the Iowa Electrathon, contact Craig Pawlak at 273-3850 or visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/electrathon.

 

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

 

HOMECOMING EVENTS:

http://www.uni.edu/homecoming/

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS: http://unipanthers.cstv.com/

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:

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

 

MIDDLE EAST POLICY: WHAT YOU CAN DO:

James J. Zogby, founder and president of the Arab American Institute, an organization that serves as the political and policy research arm of the Arab American community, will speak on the topic, "The Mess We're In: How U.S. Leaders Have Failed Us in the Middle East and What You Can Do," at 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, in the Old Central Ballroom of Maucker Union. A 7:30 p.m. reception will precede the lecture. This event is sponsored by the UNI Muslim Student Association, the Department of Philosophy & Religion and the Department of Political Science.

 

SHOULD COAL BE A SOURCE OF ENERGY FOR OUR ENERGY FUTURE?:

Participants will have the opportunity to present both sides to this question and hear from experts on the topic from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom A. The discussion is sponsored by the American Democracy Project and Leadership Studies. For information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu (put "opposing views" in subject line).

 
'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.

 
HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE FILM SERIES: RESISTANCE DURING THE HOLOCAUST:

"Sophie Scholl: The Final Days" will be shown at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Hearst Center for the Arts, 204 W. Seerley. This is the true story of one of the members of White Rose, a student-led underground resistance movement in Munich, Germany. Director Marc Rothemund re-creates the last six days of Scholl’s life: a heart-stopping journey from arrest to interrogation, trial and sentence. In German with English subtitles. Running time: 117 minutes.

 

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.

 

EXHIBITS:

KAB EXHIBIT TO OPEN:

An exhibition of ceramics and paintings, "Dean and Gunnar Schwarz: Pottery Form and Inherent Expression," will be open from Monday, Sept. 24, through Monday, Oct. 22. An artist's lecture and opening reception will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. The exhibition will feature a section devoted to his teacher and mentor, Bauhaus master potter Marguerite Wildenhain. A number of Wildenhain works are on loan from the Fine Arts Collection of Luther College in Decorah. Free and open to the public. For more information call 3-3095 or visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/

 

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.

 

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.

 

FITNESS AND LEISURE CLASSES:

It's not too late to sign up for fitness and leisure classes. 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.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP:

The Gilman International Scholarship is accepting applications from students participating in study abroad programs during spring 2008. 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

 

INTERNATIONAL CLUB OF BUSINESS STUDENTS' TRIP TO ST. LOUIS:

Come to St. Louis Sunday, Sept. 30 through Tuesday, Oct. 2, for tours, presentations and discussions with business leaders who conduct international business. Students will visit Anheuser-Busch, Brown Shoe Company, Monsanto, Build-a-Bear and Mart Corporation. For more information, e-mail jane.yagla@gmail.com

 
STUDY ABROAD IN RUSSIA:

http://www.americancouncils.org.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN SAUDI ARABIA:

http://www.kaust.edu.sa

 
CAPSTONE IN GREECE:

Informational meetings at noon and 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, and Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. Contact: bruess@uni.edu or 3-2752. http://www.uni.edu/global/greece.

 

 

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