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Thursday, Oct. 2, 2007

NEWS:

CALL FOR CARVER INSTITUTE TOPICS:

The Graduate College is taking topic proposals for the 2008 Carver Graduate Summer Institute. Members of the graduate faculty may submit proposals to facilitate the May/June institute to Victoria DeFrancisco no later than Friday, Oct. 26. The goal of the institute is to enhance the intellectual community of scholars among UNI graduate faculty and students, working across disciplines. A $5,000 stipend plus technical support is provided. For more information, contact DeFrancisco, Graduate College, at 3-2748 or defrancisco@uni.edu, or visit http://www.grad.uni.edu/.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Penny O'Connor, Department of Communication Studies, was mentioned in a recent Wall Street Journal story.

http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB119024238402033039.html

 

MERIT 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 men's basketball coach and visual resources curator (Art). To view complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.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.

 

'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.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS:

From 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, in BCS 30. Advanced registration is required. For more information, or to register, contact 3-JPEC or jpec@uni.edu. Free.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

REDEDICATION AND NAMING OF BEGEMAN HALL:

The campus community is invited to celebrate the rededication and naming of Begeman Hall, the former Physics Building, at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5. The event will take place on the south side of the building. A reception and tours will follow the ceremony.

 

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 in 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. Call Vince at 3-3527 for more information.

 

SOLAR/ENERGY EFFICIENCY TOUR COMING TO CEDAR VALLEY, OCT. 6:

Active and passive solar, geothermal and energy-efficient designs are the topics for the Cedar Valley Solar/Energy Efficiency Tour Saturday, Oct. 6. The tour will feature five area homes, two schools and the UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE). Each location on the tour will be open to the public and will present examples of cost-saving opportunities available through the use of energy efficiency and alternative energy sources. For a list of tour sites and times, visit http://www.ases.org/tour/2007_tour/iowa.htm.

 

FREE INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL:

Come to the CME from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, to to meet and mingle with international and domestic students while trying a variety of ethnic foods. This event is sponsored by the Kimball Endowment for International Relations as part of the Global Associates program and is organized by the International Club of Business Students. Pepsi products will be provided by the Pepsi Foundation. For more information, e-mail annemdvorsky@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

PANTHER PICNIC:

Kick off Homecoming weekend with the Panther Picnic. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a family-friendly picnic from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, on the Alumni House lawn. Cost is $5 for members and children 12 and under and $8 for non-members. To register, visit http://www.unialum.org/events.shtml or call 3-2355.

 

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.

 

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 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). For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or call 3-2250.

 

SAUDI-U.S. RELATIONSHIP CONFERENCE:

The UNI Saudi Student Club is hosting a Saudi-U.S. Relationship Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 24, with events, speakers and discussions about Saudi Arabian politics, journalism and women. Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the U.S. Adel Ab-Jubeir will give the keynote address at 1 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free and open to the public. For more information, or to see the full schedule, visit http://www.uni.edu/saudi.

 

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Panther soccer opens Missouri Valley Conference play against Evansville at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex. Soccer hosts North Dakota at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex. UNI will recognize its seniors before the game.

Swimming hosts Illinois State at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Wellness & Recreation pool.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/FILMS:

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.

 

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.

 

CEDAR VALLEY DISCUSS DIVERSITY:

Anne Tyler's "Digging to America " will be discussed from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, at the University Museum. Two Korean babies are adopted the same day, one by an Iranian family, the other by an American couple. Two very different sets of traditions and cultures blend to include family members young and old. Participants need NOT have read the book. For further information contact Judy Beckman, at 268-0544 or drjudy.beckman@cfu.net.

 

ARTIST'S LECTURE RE-SCHEDULED:

Internationally known artist George Longfish, who is of Seneca and Tuscarora descent, is best known for his vibrant abstract paintings about identity, spirituality and justice. In 2004, he was one of 12 featured artists at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. His lecture, originally scheduled for August, will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, in KAB 111 - Auditorium. Free and open to the public.

 

OCTOBER WORKSHOP ON FRAMING ISSUES FOR PUBLIC DELIBERATION:

UNI is hosting a workshop on "Framing Issues for Public Deliberation" from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the CME (MAU 109). The topic is "Coal, Corn, Wind & Waste: Energy in Iowa." Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Iowa Partners, UNI's American Democracy Project, and UNI's Leadership Studies Program. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault 3-6898 or yla@uni.edu (put "Oct. 9" in subject line) or contact james.davis@uni.edu.

 

TALLGRASS PRAIRIE FALL SEMINAR SERIES:

David Engle, chair of the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at ISU, will discuss "Grassland Heterogeneity: The Use of Patch Burn Grazing as a Management Technique" at 3:30 p.m., Wednedsay, Oct. 10, in the Tallgrass Prairie Center, Room 9. First in a series of seminars on natural resource research and management.

 

EXHIBITS:

ART EXHIBIT TO OPEN:

An exhibition of ceramics and paintings, "Dean and Gunnar Schwarz: Pottery Form and Inherent Expression," is open 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:

W-CF SYMPONY:

Cellist Matt Haimovitz joins the WCF Symphony on Barber's Cello Concerto at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Gallagher-Bluedorn. Completing the program are pieces by Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky. Student rush tickets are $5 the day of the show. Tickets at 3-4TIX or http://wcfsymphony.org.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE: Monday, Oct. 8 - Switchback:

Switchback, a duo whose music ranges from original Americana to traditional Celtic, will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 
CLOUD 9:

Theatre UNI presents the comedy "Cloud 9" by Caryl Churchill, directed by Cynthia Goatley, Thursday, Oct. 18, through Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Tickets are $12 for the general public and free for UNI students with ID. A hilarious sexual romp that bends all the rules, "Cloud 9" contains strong language and adult situations. For complete information, visit http://www.theatreuni.com.

 

WELLNESS/REC:

WRC HOMECOMING HOURS:

The Wellness/Recreation Center (WRC) will be closed for recreation on Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 13, but will be open for self-directed tours. The WRC will have regular Sunday hours on Oct. 14 from 3 to 11 p.m.

 

INTUITIVE EATING WORKSHOPS:

Intuitive Eating for the Chronic Dieter will take place 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 information, 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.

 

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 http://www.campadventure.com.

 

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.

 

UNDERSTANDING SELF AND OTHERS:

The UNI Counseling Center is offering a therapy group, "Understanding Self and Others," beginning Monday, Oct. 8.The group will meet on Mondays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the UNI Counseling Center. This is an opportunity for men and women to discuss the many personal issues university students face. In a safe and confidential environment, students can share and process their experiences with others. Common issues that may be discussed are: stress, depression/anxiety, adjustment, relationship issues, self esteem and communication difficulties. If interested, call 3-2676 before the start date.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN NICARAGUA:

A meeting to discuss the July 2008 Study Abroad program in Nicaragua will take place from 8 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room.

 

 

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