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Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007

NEWS:

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT ALLEN - UNI TO HOST NATIONAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE:

The National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has asked UNI to host a nationally televised debate among the Republican presidential candidates on Nov. 6. The debate will be telecast live on MSNBC from 8 to 10 p.m. NBC will publicly announce the event on Thursday, Oct. 4.

The debate will be held in the GBPAC's Great Hall. Along with the debate, UNI will host MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews." More than 300 national media are expected to converge on UNI.

This is a unique opportunity for a public comprehensive university like UNI to showcase itself before a national audience. Dozens of volunteer opportunities will be available for our students, as well as the chance to highlight our high-quality faculty and staff.

Central to my decision to accept this opportunity was the understanding that UNI students wouldn't be adversely affected. All classes will be held as scheduled, although some locations will change. Music recitals, rehearsals and performances will either be rescheduled or relocated.

For more information, see www.uni.edu/debates. Individuals or groups interested in volunteering or sponsoring this event, can send an e-mail to debates@uni.edu.

More details will follow as the date approaches.

 

CAMPUS SMOKING SURVEY:

The UNI Smoking Policy Review Committee is assessing the UNI community's views on the campus smoking policy via a survey on MyUNIverse available until Sunday, Oct. 14. For more information, e-mail Andrew Morse, student body president and committee chairperson, at morse@uni.edu.

 

VOLUNTEER USHERS NEEDED:

Theatre UNI is seeking volunteers to usher performances of "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.

 

IOWA UP CLOSE:

The University Museum is hosting a photography contest in connection with its spring exhibit, Earth from Space, on display Feb. 16 through June 28. Any Iowa resident is eligible to participate. Submissions must be received by Dec. 7. For more information, or for an entry form, contact Romney Hall or Pam Schwartz at 3-2188 or earthfromspaceuni@hotmail.com. Entry forms also may be picked up at the University Museum.

 
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:

TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT PRESENTATION:

UNI has an agreement with Travel and Transport as an additional preferred provider of travel services. Travel and Transport has extensive experience with higher-education related travel and offers services not currently provided. Travel and Transport will conduct information sessions at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m., Wednesday, October 17, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/accounts_payable/tnt_info.htm.

 

ARE YOU ON TRACK FOR RETIREMENT?:

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus conducting one-on-one counseling sessions Wednesday, Oct. 10 through Friday, Oct. 12 and Wednesday, Oct. 24. Questions that a representative can help you with include: 1)Is your investment mix appropriate? 2)Are you saving enough to maintain your lifestyle in retirement? and 3) How do I use my funds for income in retirement? To sign up for these complimentary meetings, visit http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call (toll free) 866-842-2977 extension 7010.

 

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):

HOMECOMING:

See homecoming schedule at http://www.uni.edu/homecoming/events.shtml.

 

PURPLE PRIDE TRIVIA:

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

HOMECOMING BREAKFAST:

Stop by St. Stephen Catholic Student Center (next door to University Book & Supply) from 8:30 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13. Pancakes for $5 or a cinnamon roll with either hot chocolate or coffee for $1.50, will be served.

 

WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES SAFE DATE TAILGATE -

Join us before the Homecoming game for free food, pop, koozies and the chance to win gift certificates to University Book & Supply, all while learning tips on safe dating practices. The safe date tailgate will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, in the southwest corner of the north WRC parking lot. Call 3-7102 for more information.

 

HOMECOMING GIVEAWAY:

Sign up for the Homecoming give-away at Biscotti’s in Redeker Center, Essentials and Prexy’s in Maucker Union and 23rd Street Market in Commons. Winners will receive a football, volleyball or soccer ball signed by UNI athletes. Sponsored by the Department of Residence.

 

HOMECOMING SPECIAL:

Enjoy fresh, hot popcorn at Essentials in Maucker Union, Biscotti's in Redeker and 23rd St. Market for only 50 cents per bag during Homecoming week, Monday, Oct. 8 through Friday, Oct. 12.

 

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.

 

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.

 

CEDAR VALLEY EPISCOPAL CAMPUS MINISTRY:

The Cedar Valley Episcopal Campus ministry welcomes all to Sunday worship services at 5 p.m. at Lutheran Campus Ministry, 2616 College Street.

 

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.

 

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.

 

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS:

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.

 

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.

 

QUALITY CONFERENCE AT UNI:

A one-day conference, "Quality & Modeling - 2007," will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, in Seerley Hall. The conference has two major themes: applications of Six Sigma and Lean methods in continuous quality improvement, and geometric and numerical modeling in industry. The keynote speakers are Ronald Snee of Tunnell Consulting and Charles MacCluer of Michigan State University. The topics will be of interest to industrial professionals involved in quality assurance, business improvement or industrial modeling activities. The conference is free, but registration by Monday, Oct. 15 is strongly recommended. To register, send full contact information to deb.blanchard@uni.edu. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2007_1004.shtml

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/FILMS:

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.

 

SIGMA XI LECTURE:

Teri Odom of Northwestern University will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, in 201 McCollum Science Hall. She will provide an introduction to nanoscience and discuss some of the exciting prospects of nanotechnology. In particular, she will focus on how nanoparticles can interact with light to produce a rainbow of different colors and discuss examples of nanoparticles that are already being used in every day applications.

 

IOWA POLITICS TODAY:

The Department of Political Science is sponsoring a forum on current issues in Iowa politics from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Sabin 102. Members of the Cedar Valley's legislative contingent, including State Rep. Bob Kressig and State Sen. Jeff Danielson and Bill Dotzler will speak.

 
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.

 

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.

 

2007 LELAND WILSON ENDOWED CHEMISTRY LECTURE:

Geri Richmond, who holds the Richard M. and Patricia H. Noyes Professorship in Chemistry at the University of Oregon, will discuss "The Magic and Mysteries of Water," at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Open to the public. Free. For reservations to the 6 p.m. dinner in the Ballroom, at $12.50 per person, call Gaile Tolbert at 3-2437 by Tuesday, Oct. 9. The endowed lectureship was established this year by a gift from Wilson's daughter, Mary Sue Coleman, president of the University of Michigan, and her husband, Kenneth Coleman.

EXHIBITS:

NEW ART EXHIBIT OPEN:

An exhibition of ceramics and paintings, "Dean and Gunnar Schwarz: Pottery Form and Inherent Expression," is open through Monday, Oct. 22. The exhibit features 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 SYMPHONY:

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.

 

WELLNESS/REC:

AUTUMN-MATIC WELLNESS FAIR 2007:

The Autumn-matic Wellness Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the WRC North Gyms. Agencies, businesses and organizations from the campus and community will be on site with valuable health and wellness information. Various screenings and flu shots ($24) also will be available. Participants will be eligible for door prizes and a grand prize of a $100 gift certificate donated by University Book and Supply. For more information, contact Deedra Dahlager, UNI wellness resource coordinator, at 3-7162. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services. Sponsored by TIAA-CREF.

 

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.

 

BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILE (BCP):

Blood is drawn to test for 23 components including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, blood sugar, iron, etc. Blood Chemistry Profiles will be available from 7 to 9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the WRC Main Corridor. Cost is $20 for BCP; $10 extra for prostate test (PSA); $5 extra for thyroid test (TSH). Pay by cash or check only. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 273-6119 to schedule an appointment. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

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.

 

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.

 

 

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