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Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007
UNI POLICE ASKING FOR INFORMATION ON ASSAULT CASE:
UNI Police are investigating an assault that took place at approximately 11 p.m., Oct. 2. on the south side of Bartlett Hall, near the archway to the Commons. Witnesses reported a black male assaulting a black female. The assailant was described as wearing a red shirt and red sweatpants. Both subjects were last observed walking between the Commons and Bartlett Hall. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact UNI Police at 3-2712. The case remains under investigation.
CRITICAL INCIDENT WORKSHOPS:
Watch UNI Online for future announcements regarding workshops for UNI faculty and staff about prevention of and response to critical incidents/emergencies on campus. A committee is currently developing workshop information and support materials to inform the campus community on processes and procedures to assist in dealing with and reporting issues and concerns.
UNIVERSITY-WIDE ELECTIONS RESULTS:
The Committee on Committees wishes to thank everyone involved in the recent university-wide elections. The election results are as follows: Ira Simet, chairperson for the University Faculty, email@example.com; Cathy DeSoto, chairperson for the Graduate Faculty, firstname.lastname@example.org; Melissa Beall, Committee on Committees (at large), email@example.com; and Megan Balong, Educational Policies, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the elections or the election results, contact Otto MacLin, co-chair Committee on Committees, at email@example.com.
AWARD NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED:
Nominations are being accepted for the Administration and Finance (A&F) Division's High Five Award for Staff Excellence. Permanent A&F employees with a minimum of two years of service are eligible to receive the award. Any member of the university community can submit a nomination. Watch UNI Online for more information or visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/high_five.shtml. A&F employees may use the nomination forms they will receive through campus mail or use the online version found at the link above. Submission deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 7.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.grad.uni.edu/.
UNI IN THE NEWS:
Donna Hoffman, political science, was quoted by Bloomberg.com. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=a9NgBkmOpUJg&refer=us
STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES MONTHLY NEWSLETTER:
PURPLE PRIDE TRIVIA WINNERS:
Congratulations to Dianna Briggs, College of Education; Brenda Hansen, Continuing Education; and Elaine Eshbaugh, Design, Textiles, Gerontology & Family Studies. The answers are: 1) 500 students graduate each year from UNI's teacher education program; 2) In 2006-07 UNI had 2,475 enrollments in ICN courses (number excludes Black Hawk County); UNI's fall enrollment is 12,609 students.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
'LEADING WITH YOUR WHOLE BRAIN' SESSION:
This session will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, . in the Maucker Union State College Room. The session will help you learn about your personal leadership style without answering confusing questions or circling numbers on a form. You will become more aware of your own motivations and tendencies and will understand how those tendencies affect the way you communicate with clients, staff and managers. To register, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training and click on the link "Register for Training" or call 3-2423.
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.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE RESOURCES:
The UNI Substance Abuse Services Web site includes: UNI's Alcohol and Drug Policy; local, state
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):
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 new questions.
UNI GLBTAU HOMECOMING EVENTS:
UNI GLBTAU will host events for UNI HomeComing Out Day. A silent demonstration will take place from 1 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the fountain outside Maucker Union. A Matthew Shepard Vigil will take place at 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Campanile. A coming out panel will take place from 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. A showing of the film "Filthy/Gorgeous" will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Kamerick Art Auditorium.
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.
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.
ALPHA XI DELTA HOMECOMING FUNDRAISER:
Join Alpha Xi Delta for its Homecoming fundraiser. Enjoy cinnamon rolls, hot chocolate, coffee, apple cider and more during the parade. It's right on the route - 2410 College St. (at the very top of the hill). All proceeds will be donated to First Book.
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.
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.
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.
UNI UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN KICKOFF OCT. 15:
Join President Allen, the UNI United Way steering committee, and Cedar Valley United Way Campaign Chair Kathy Lee to celebrate the 2007 UNI United Way campaign Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Georgian Lounge. Doors open at 7:15 a.m. and the program begins at 7:30 a.m. Food and drinks provided. The first 50 people can play a game ($1 entry fee) to win tickets to a GBPAC performance and Department of Residence gift certificates. This year's UNI United Way campaign runs from Oct. 15 through Nov. 2. For more information, contact Dennis Hayes at 3-7653.
Panther volleyball hosts Southern Illinois at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, in McLeod Center. UNI plays Evansville at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, in McLeod Center.
WORKSHOP: DANCE OF INDIA:
Join the dancers and musicians from Shakti Dance Company for a one-hour workshop, Bharata Natyam: Dance of India, at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, at the CME. Dancers and musicians will demonstrate this traditional art form and will conduct a question and answer session. For more information, call 3-3679.
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.
UNI Business, in a joint effort with the Iowa Department of Economic Development, will host a conference of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) on Friday, Nov. 2, in the SEC. A panel of speakers will offer a range of perspectives concerning opportunities for trade and business in Japan. Panelists include Japan trade experts who have special insights on the Japanese economy, opportunities that exist for Iowa businesses, the support network available, and first hand experiences. Registration is $20, students free with student ID. For more information, or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
TEACHING: MYTHS AND REALITIES:
The UNI Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa International Education Association is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a presentation from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the SEC 244. Humorist/educator Mel Heller will discuss "Teaching: Myths and Realities." Birthday cake and lemonade will be provided.
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 Sens. 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.
PROSE IN MOTION:
John Bresland, video artist, writer, and UNI alum, will explore and demonstrate how the writer's voice, in collaboration with images and sound, can extend the reach of language, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, in Lang Hall 12.
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.
EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES:
The Department of Earth Science presents Stephen McCluskey, West Virginia University, speaking on "Astronomy and Church Orientations in Early Medieval England." This discussion will take place at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15, in LAT 125. All are invited.
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.
HOLOCAUST SCHOLARS' LECTURES:
"Resistance as a Response to German Oppression: A Comparative Approach," will be presented by Nechama Tec, professor emerita of sociology, University of Stamford, Conn. Tec will discuss her current research project, a comparative examination of Jewish and non-Jewish resistance groups under German occupation.
"Jewish Survival Through Work and Bribery: The Case of the Starachowice Factory Slave Labor Camps," will be presented by Christopher R. Browning, Frank Porter Graham Professor of History, University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill. Browning will examine the survival strategies of the Jews incarcerated in slave labor camps between October 1942 and July 1944.
Both lectures will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the SEC 244/245. http://www.uni.edu/holocaust.
TALK ON PASSIVE SOLAR/DAYLIGHTING DESIGN AT CEEE:
Dennis White, a Charles City residential designer, will speak on passive solar and daylighting design solutions in residential construction at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, in the CEEE Auditorium. This talk is part of the CEEE speakers’ series. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/building_for_future.htm.
PUBLIC DISCUSSION FORUM WITH HOLOCAUST SCHOLARS NECHAMA TEC AND CHRISTOPHER BROWNING:
This discussion will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, in the SEC 244/245. Using their current projects on Jewish and non-Jewish resistance and on the Starachowice Slave Labor Camps, these scholars will describe how their disciplines of sociology and history inform their research. They will also discuss the problems they have confronted in using oral testimony and written records to understand the Holocaust, as well as their collaborative efforts on a new book.
LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Brenda Weiler will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15, in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Weiler's most recent studio release is "End The Rain." Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
'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.
Theatre UNI presents the comedy "Cloud 9" by Caryl Churchill, directed by Cynthia Goatley, Oct. 18 through Nov. 3, in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Tickets are $12 for the general public and free for UNI students with ID. "Cloud 9" is a hilarious sexual romp that bends all the rules. It contains strong language and adult situations. For complete information, visit http://www.theatreuni.com.
SHAKTI DANCE COMPANY:
Shakti Dance Company will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This high-voltage performance consists of intensely physical and superbly coordinated footwork from South India’s Bharata Natyam dance tradition, to the deeply luminous technique of Odissi that was performed by temple dancers in Eastern India.
Also, enjoy a traditional Indian meal for just $10, starting at 6 p.m. in the lobby. All meal reservations must be made before Friday, Oct. 12. For tickets, or for more information, call 273-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.
KUNI'S BLUES BLOWOUT TICKETS ON SALE:
The KUNI Blues Blowout returns to the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo on Saturday, Nov. 17, featuring versatile, flamboyant Chicago blues rocker, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater. Opening the show is the 2007 Iowa Blues Challenge winners, Matt Woods & the Thunderbolts, from Des Moines. Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 at the door). Advance tickets can be ordered online at http://www.kuniradio.org (in the STORE section) or by calling KUNI weekdays at 3-6400 or 800-772-2440, ext. 0. Advance tickets also are available at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls. All proceeds benefit KUNI Public Radio.
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.
INTRAMURAL MADDEN 08 FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT:
Entry forms will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15 through Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the WRC 101. There is an entry fee of $5 per player. Payment due with registration. Brackets will be e-mailed and posted Monday, Oct. 22, on the WRC intramural bulletin board. Play begins Monday, Oct. 22. Open to students, faculty and staff.
OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS AT THE UNI PHARMACY:
Faculty and staff may purchase over-the-counter medications at the UNI pharmacy, just inside the Student Health Center entrance. Wide selections of competitively priced over-the-counter products, including generic versions of popular medications like NyQuil, DayQuil, Claritin, and Sudafed are available. A licensed pharmacist is available to help with the best selection. Payment by cash, check, or payroll deduction. For more information, visit http://www.unipharmacy.com or call 3-2154.
FLU SHOT CLINICS:
Flu shots will be provided from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the WRC North Gym in conjunction with the Wellness Fair. Flu shots will be given at the Student Health Clinic from 7 to 9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24; 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13; and 7 to 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14. The cost is $24 payable by cash, check, ubill or payroll deduct. Insurance filing accepted. Visit http://www.uni.edu/health/. For more information, contact the Health Clinic at 273-7425 or email@example.com.
TURKEY TROT ONLINE FITNESS PROGRAM:
WRS Fitness program is offering a 30 day incentive program to help you stay active during the holidays. Walk, run, cycle, swim and use fitness equipment. Keep moving and record your minutes. Finish 500 to 750 minutes in 30 days and enjoy a free sweatshirt. Healthy tips and incentives will be provided. The fee is $20 and the program begins Monday, Oct. 15. Join as a group or by yourself. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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.
CAPSTONE IN NICARAGUA OR SPRING BREAK IN GHANA:
Come to an information session and learn how to fulfill the capstone requirement in 11 days this summer in Nicaragua. Perhaps an unforgettable spring break in Ghana, drumming and dancing, sounds better. If either of these programs interest you, attend the meeting at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the CBB, Room 125. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/~schragec/classes.htm.
UNI V-Day is holding Empowerment Meetings at the CME at 8 p.m., every Thursday. The meetings are held to create a safe environment for women. All female students are strongly encouraged to attend. Meetings will last no more than an hour.
CME COMPUTER LABS:
The Center for Multicultural Education offers its computer lab to all UNI students. Enjoy a friendly, quiet study space and free popcorn all day every Tuesday. The lab is located in Maucker Union 109 and is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. 5 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.
NINTH ANNUAL EXPLORING MAJORS AND STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS FAIR:
The 9th Annual Exploring Majors and Student Organizations Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Students will be able to explore majors, minors and certificates from all academic departments and get information from more than 50 student organizations on campus. Door prizes available.
CONNECTING ALUMNI TO STUDENTS (C.A.T.S.):
Connecting Alumni to Students is now recruiting. Hang out with UNI's alumni, network with current students and past graduates, give campus tours, help host on-campus events, tailgate with alumni in different parts of the Midwest and build your team and leadership skills. Pick up an application at the Alumni House or apply online at http://www.unialum.org/cats/. Applications are due Friday, Oct. 26.
OCT. 24 IS THE DEADLINE FOR 'PRINCIPAL DAY' AT UNI:
UNI will host the Principal Financial Group for a "Principal Day" at UNI from 2 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. The agenda includes a welcome from 2 to 2:30 p.m., break-out sessions (accounting/actuarial science; finance/real estate/investments; marketing/human resources/communication; IT services; general business/sales/management) from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., and a networking reception from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dress is business attire. Students and faculty can attend any or all of the sessions. RSVP online by Wednesday, Oct. 24, at http://www.principal.com/PrincipalDays. For more information, contact Sarah Csukker, UNI Career Services, at 273-2084 or email@example.com.
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