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Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007

NEWS:

POLITICAL ACTIVITY ON CAMPUS:

Students, faculty, and staff are reminded that the university as a public institution is subject to state and federal laws pertaining to political activity. Please refer to http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/political_guidelines.shtml for a summary of these regulations.

 

UNI POLICE REMIND CAMPUS TO LOCK BIKES, CARS:

Over the past few weeks, there has been an increase in bicycle thefts and car burglaries on campus. Some of the stolen bikes were left unlocked and some had their cable locks cut. UNI Police encourages bike owners to lock their bikes and recommends using a solid U-shaped lock, which is more difficult to cut than cable locks. UNI Police reminds vehicle owners to lock their vehicles and to keep valuable items out of site by covering them or placing them in the trunk. If you have a removable face stereo plate, remove the plate and take it with you.

 

AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK:

Show your support for our local schools during American Education Week, Nov. 11 through 17. UNI student organizations, faculty and staff interested in presenting to a classroom are encouraged to participate by visiting Cedar Falls and Waterloo area schools. Register online at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/americanedweek/register.shtml and complete by Oct. 22. For more information, contact Sarah Battani at sbattani@uni.edu or call 3-3165.

 

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.

 

MEMFIS QUARTERLY MAINTENANCE:

From 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, quarterly maintenance will be performed on core MEMFIS and related systems. This will affect a variety of university systems, such as (but not limited to): MEMFIS applications (including self service), AccessUNI and WebCT. System availability should return before 10 a.m. For more information, contact Kevan Forest at kevan.forest@uni.edu or 3-2453.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Photos of the new exhibition at the UNI Gallery of Art are featured in the Des Moines Register. Click on "Schwarz artwork at UNI." http://tinyurl.com/2mqsjw

The UNI College of Business Administration is ranked among the best business schools by the Princeton Review. http://tinyurl.com/2myb2r

 

MEMFIS USERS GROUP MEETING MINUTES:

Minutes for the Sept. 20 MEMFIS Users Group meeting are available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/memfis_users/documents/mm092007.pdf.

 

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 273-2188 or earthfromspaceuni@hotmail.com. Entry forms also may be picked up at the University Museum.

 

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES MONTHLY NEWSLETTER:

http://www.uni.edu/disability/documents/October2007Newsletter.pdf

 

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.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

ARE YOU ON TRACK FOR RETIREMENT?:

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus conducting one-on-one counseling sessions now 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.

 
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, Oct. 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.

 

MANAGING AND RESOLVING WORKPLACE CONFLICT:

Don't lose another night's sleep wondering how to resolve workplace conflict. This session will help you understand the reasons for conflict and how you can help diffuse it. You'll learn key steps to conflict resolution that will leave you feeling more productive, empowered and satisfied. The session will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the CME (MAU 109). To register, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training and click on the "Register for Training" link or call 3-2423.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

HOMECOMING:

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

 

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

Celebrate the purple in your life with UNI's third-annual Purple 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 e-mail at umpr@uni.edu, or campus mail, 0392. Please include a short caption.

 

HOMECOMING T-SHIRTS:

Show your Panther Spirit and get your Homecoming shirts at Essentials in Maucker Union. Select T-shirts only $7 during Homecoming week.

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

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:

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.

 
MEET THE PRES EVENT -- SPONSORED BY THE P&S COUNCIL:

Join P&S staff at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom for "Meet the Pres." Bring your lunch and hear an update on the latest news and issues facing the university. Recipients of the 2007 Regents Staff Excellence Awards will be announced.

 

TEACHER EDUCATION INDUCTION CONVOCATION:

The 34th Teacher Education Induction Convocation will take place at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the GBPAC. Four hundred UNI teacher education students are eligible for induction and have been sent invitations. Stephen Fortgang, Educational Psychology and Foundations, is the Convocation speaker. Faculty and staff are invited to attend to honor the students being inducted.

 

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.

 

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

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.
Soccer hosts Illinois State at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex.
Panther football returns home to host Southern Illinois in the Homecoming game at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at 4:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome.

 

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS:

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:

OCTOBER EXHIBITS AT ROD LIBRARY:

Check out the recently mounted exhibits on the National Student Exchange, "What NSSE Told Us about Students at UNI," and programming sponsored by the Holocaust Remembrance and Education Committee. For more information, see Library News at http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/.

 

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.

 

FILTHY/GORGEOUS DOCUMENTARY:

"Filthy/Gorgeous," a documentary on Midwestern drag queens, directed by Rachel Johnson and produced by Cedar River Productions, will be be shown at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, in KAB 111. Johnson is a graduate of the Electronic Media Program and Cedar River Productions is a student organization affiliated with the Communication Studies Department. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the director and area drag queens. The event is co-sponsored by GLBTAU and Cedar River Productions.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES:

The Department of Earth Science presents Stephen McCluskey, of 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.

 

FACE-TO-FACE PANEL DISCUSSION:

Face-to-Face, a panel discussion with those living with HIV/AIDS, will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the WRC, Room 252. Panel members will share their personal stories about their struggles and successes living with HIV/AIDS. For more information, call Joan Thompson at 3-2198.

 

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.

 

ABNORMAL HEAD SHAPE: BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE MOLDER:

Tyler O’Brien, UNI assistant professor of anthropology, will discuss artificial cranial deformation and the reasons behind this cultural practice, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, at the University Museum.

 

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.

 

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.


PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

'A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM':

Theatre UNI presents Shakespeare's romantic comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream," directed by Jay Edelnant. Featuring big band music and swing dance, the show will run Thursday, Oct. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $12 general, $8 youth and free for UNI students with ID. For a performance schedule, 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.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY: JUST BEYOND THE JUNKYARD:

Kids and kids-at-heart will love the family concert "Just Beyond the Junkyard," with the ‘music-telling’ troupe of Tales & Scales at 2 p.m, Sunday, Oct. 21, at the GBPAC. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, call 3-4TIX or visit http://wcfsymphony.org.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 dana.foster@uni.edu.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

EMPOWERMENT MEETINGS:

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.

 

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.

 

NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE:

Come to a National Student Exchange (NSE) informational meeting at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22, in the Maucker Union State College Room and learn more about attending another college or university within the U.S. and Canada while paying UNI tuition. Students must have a 2.5 UNI and cumulative GPA and at least 30 hours of credit to participate.

 

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