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Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007

NEWS:

BOARD OF REGENTS MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE EDUCATION INVENTORY:

Members of the Board of Regents Math and Science Education Initiative are conducting an inventory of current outreach and professional development activities related to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). For more information, and to complete this inventory, visit http://www.uni.edu/pres/math-science/resources.shtml.

 

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 month's Board of Regents meeting. For more information about this initiative and the proposal, visit http://www.uni.edu/pres/math-science

 

FACULTY AND GRADUATE FACULTY ELECTIONS DEADLINE:

The deadline for voting is midnight, Wednesday, Sept. 26. Please remember to vote in these important elections. Ballots were e-mailed last week for faculty and for graduate-faculty elections. Graduate faculty should have received two separate ballots through two separate e-mail lists. If you did not receive your voting materials, or if you have any questions concerning the elections, contact Otto MacLin before the deadline, at otto.maclin@uni.edu

 

UNI PURPLE PRIDE DAY -- FRIDAY, OCT. 12:

Celebrate the purple in your life with UNI's third-annual Pruple Pride Day. Wear UNI purple apparel, available at various retail stores and online at Panther Athletics or University Book & Supply. Take group photos showcasing your Panther pride and send to University Marketing & Public Relations via email at umpr@uni.edu, or campus mail, 0392. Please include a short caption.

 

PURPLE PRIDE TRIVIA:

Play UNI Purple Pride Trivia. The first three faculty or staff to correctly answer a question wins a UNI Purple For Life T-shirt. Visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/trivia to see the questions.

 

CAMPUS SUPPLY -- VENDOR OF FIRST CONTACT:

The UNI Cabinet has designated Campus Supply the vendor of first contact. Office supplies are not an allowable expense on procurement cards unless significant savings is realized. For more information, call Mary at 3-2451.

 

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

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

myUNIverseCT PORTFOLIO:

Interested in developing an electronic portfolio? Faculty and students may request a myUNIverseCT Portfolio account at http://webct.uni.edu/forms/portfolio_request.html. ITS-Educational Technology is hosting "Getting Started with Your Electronic Portfolio" workshops on Oct. 2 and 4. To see workshop calendars, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml. For more information, or to register, call 3-2309.

 
BUSINESS TRAINING CLASSES:

The UNI Regional Business Center-Small Business Development Center and Iowans for Social and Economic Development Ventures are offering a series of training classes for start-up and existing businesses beginning Thursday, Sept. 27. The eight-week courses are free; however, space is limited. The start-up class is from 9 to 11 a.m., and the class for existing businesses is from 6 to 9 p.m. Both classes will be held in UNI's Regional Business Center-SBDC, 212 E. Fourth St. in Waterloo. To register, call 236-8123.

 
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.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

SALSA NIGHT:

Spice up your life and dance the night away at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, in the Maucker Union outdoor pavillion. Salsa music, dance lessons, and free refreshments. Sponsored by Hispanic Latino Student Union. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme/hhm07.htm.

 

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 3-3850 or visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/electrathon.

 

EARTH SCIENCE OPEN HOUSE:

An Earth Science Open House will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, in Latham Hall. Held in conjunction with National Earth Science Week, this event will feature planetarium shows, rock and fossil identification and a host of short presentations on topics such as earthquakes, volcanoes, severe weather and geology of exotic places. The Open House is sponsored by UNI's Department of Earth Science and BMC Aggregates L.C. Free and open to the public. http://www.earth.uni.edu/esweek.html.

 

CME BOOK CLUB:

Come and join us to read and discuss current and relevant books related to social justice, multiculturalism and race relations. The CME Book Club will meet Monday, Oct. 1; Thursday, Oct. 18; Monday, Nov. 5; and Thursday, Nov. 29. The meetings will take place from 3 to 4 p.m., in the CME Lobby (MAU 109). The group will select a book at the first meeting. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or call 3-2250.

 

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.

 

SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON BLOOD DRIVE:

Sigma Alpha Epsilon is sponsoring a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. In order to best facilitate your time, faculty and staff may schedule an appointment at the reservation desk in the ballroom. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated.

 

LIBRARY BOOK SALE:

UNI will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Rod Library. Items for sale include fiction and non-fiction books (hardcover and paperback), CDs, maps, magazines and plastic record covers. These items have been removed from the library’s collection and include both adult and children's titles. Most items will be reasonably priced (rummage sale prices). For more information on the books, call Georgia at 3-2781. Payment must be made in cash or good check on site before removal. Parking will be available in the Gilchrist A lot or the Bartlett A lot on W. 23rd Street. Call Vince at 3-3527 for more information.

 

UNI HOMECOMING OUT DAY:

UNI GLBTAU will host events for UNI HomeComing Out Day, including a vigil for Matthew Shepard on Wednesday, Oct. 10, and a showing of the documentary "Filthy Gorgeous" on Thursday, Oct. 11. Times and locations are TBA; watch for more information soon.

 

HERITAGE HONOURS RECEPTION:

The Heritage Honours Reception will take place Friday, Oct. 12, at the GBPAC. Hors d'oeuvres and entertainment begin at 5:30 p.m., and the awards presentation begins at 6 p.m. Free. Those being honored include: Judge Jon Scoles, 1973, Alumni Achievement Award; Rodney Foster, 1983, Alumni Service Award; Troy Dannen, 1989, Young Alumni Award. The Heritage Honours is a UNI tradition dating back to 1956. http://www.unialum.org/scholarships/heritage/years.shtml.

 
HOMECOMING EVENTS:

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

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Panther volleyball hosts Bradley at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, in McLeod Center.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/FILMS:

LAST LECTURE SERIES:

The Last Lecture Series invites faculty to present a lecture on any topic that is significant and intriguing to them as if it were their last lecture. The series also helps connect students with a central purpose of a college education -- the encouragement of intellectual curiosity. Marybeth Stalp, assistant professor of sociology, anthropology, and criminology, delivers her Last Lecture on "How Quilting Causes Tension in the Home" at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Seerley Hall 115.

 
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.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE: SHREK 3

Shrek 3 starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

MOVIE NIGHT: 'MY FAMILY':

"My Family" will be shown at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the CME (MAU 109). This film traces three generations of an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies and triumphs while living in the United States. Free popcorn and refreshments. Sponsored by the HLSU. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Lee Potter, Department of Earth Science, will present "The Chico Hills Carbonatite: Update on the Chico Sill Complex and Why Every Researcher Needs a R.A.I.S.E." at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, in Latham Hall 125.

 

EXHIBITS:

ART 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 exhibit 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:

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 WORKSHOPS:

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

 

'ECHOES FROM THE NEW WORLD':

Travel back in time with Teatro del Pueblos's "Echoes from the New World," a spellbinding and inspiring performance that teaches Latin American history in an authentic and comedic way. The touring performance will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. A reception will follow. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme/hhm07.htm.

WELLNESS/REC:

INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

Entry forms are available 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.

 

INTUITIVE EATING WORKSHOPS:

Intuitive Eating for the Chronic Dieter: 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 2, through Nov. 27. Participants will learn how to reject the diet mentality, deal with feelings without using food, honor hunger and feel fullness, normalize the relationship with food and practice the principles of intuitive eating. For more info or to register, call Joan Thompson at 3-2198.

 

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.

 

HOT BREAKFAST AT PREXY'S:

You can get a hot breakfast at Prexy’s in Maucker Union, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. This new service at Avanti includes made-from-scratch breakfast pizza and fresh-baked cinnamon rolls. Add fresh fruit, juice, yogurt or cereal with milk for a complete breakfast.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

CLOSER COMMUNITY, A COMMON CAUSE:

A progressive student organization is looking to unite with diverse student organizations or interested people to find a common cause in building a better community at UNI. Meetings are at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at the Maucker Union fountain. For more information, e-mail mgm454@uni.edu.

 

KAPLAN PRACTICE TESTS:

Career Services is sponsoring the Kaplan Practice Tests on 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. Free.

 

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

 
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.

 

SEPTEMBER EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS:

The UNI Counseling Center is offering a workshop Thursday, Sept. 27, on 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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