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Thursday, Sept. 27, 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.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Dale Cyphert, acting department head, management, was quoted in the Chicago Tribune.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/lifestyle/health/chi-0923deardorffsep23,1,897134.column

 

Kimran Miller Buckholz, biology, and her research with capuchin monkeys are featured in Fox News.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,297868,00.html.

 

VOLUNTEER USHERS NEEDED:

Theatre UNI is seeking volunteers to usher performances of the comedies "Cloud 9" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Oct. 18 through Nov. 4. Ushers receive a free ticket for the performance. For specific performance dates and times, as well as descriptions of each show, visit http://www.theatreuni.com. To volunteer, call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 3-6381.

 

PURPLE PRIDE TRIVIA WINNERS:

Congratulations to the following UNI Purple Pride Trivia winners: Donna Mokricky, secretary, HPELS; Robin Sandberg, admissions counselor; and Ryan Hall, Utilities & Power Plant. Purple Pride Trivia answers are 1) Approx. 11,961 alumni educators live in Iowa; 2) Approximately 16,242 alumni educators live in the U.S.; 3) 23 percent of Iowa teachers are UNI grads.

 

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.

 

P & S JOB VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include corporate support specialist and academic support specialist. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

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.

 

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.

 

'BUILDING RESEARCH/OUTREACH CAPACITY THROUGH FEDERAL APPROPRIATIONS':

The President's Office, Provost's Office, and Office of Sponsored Programs present "Building Research/Outreach Capacity through Federal Appropriations" from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom C. Pat Geadelmann will review the intent and process of federal appropriations and faculty will share how funds helped build their research/outreach capacity. RSVP to osp@uni.edu.

 

ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT OPEN HOUSE:

Looking for assessment resources? Come to the Office of Academic Assessment open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the ITTC 117. There will be refreshments, handouts, resource displays and opportunities for conversation. For an open house flier, visit http://www.uni.edu/assessment.

 

WebCT WORKSHOPS:

Beginning Friday, Oct. 19, ITS-Educational Technology is offering four workshops that will show you how to build a course in WebCT CE6. These workshops are for faculty members who are using the current version of WebCT or for those who have never used WebCT before. WebCT allows faculty to create online courseware as a supplement to an existing face-to-face course, or create a course that is completely online. For dates and times, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml#October. To register, call 3-2309.

 

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.

 

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH:

The CME and Hispanic Latino Student Union are sponsoring Hispanic Heritage Month through mid-October. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or call 3-2250.

 

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.

 
FREE INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL:

Always wanted to try sushi? Like traditional Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food? Come to the CME from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, to try a variety of ethnic foods and enjoy a cultural experience. For more information, e-mail annemdvorsky@gmail.com. Sponsored by Global Associates and the International Club of Business Students.

 

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

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

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/FILMS:

KELLY MALEC-KOSAK TO SPEAK AT KAB:

Visiting artist Kelly Malec-Kosak, professor of sculpture and metals at the Columbus College of Art and Design, will discuss her work at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, in KAB 111. Free and open to the public.

 
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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

HOUSE OF GREEN TALK AT CEEE:

Waverly Light & Power's (WLP) House of Green will be featured in a discussion at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, in the CEEE auditorium. Curt Atkins, WLP energy advisor, will discuss energy-efficient construction, interior design and appliances in the home. This CEEE series is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee and click on the "Building for the Future" link.

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

WELLNESS/REC:

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.

 

FREE DEPRESSION SCREENING ON OCT. 4:

The UNI Counseling Center is offering a free, anonymous depression and anxiety screening at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4. No appointment is needed. For more information, call 3-2676.

 

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS:

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. UNI Health Education in Action (University Health Services) will be providing information throughout the month of October regarding breast cancer. Please stop by our table in Maucker Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, to pick up information for you or a loved one.

 

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:

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION ORIENTATION MEETINGS:

The last fall Co-op/Internship Program orientation meeting will take place 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.

 

CAMP ADVENTURE LAC:

Camp Adventure Youth Services is hosting its first Leadership Assessment Center (LAC) on Saturday, Oct. 6, in the WRC Room 204. The LAC interview process is from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is the first step in getting involved in the Camp Adventure program. To confirm attendance, e-mail hr@campadventure.com. For more information, visit www.campadventure.com.

 

 

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