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Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007
UNI POLICE REPORT SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE:
On Oct. 16, a sexual assault that occurred in Bender Hall over the weekend was reported to UNI Police. From preliminary information, the victim was asleep in her room on Oct. 13 and awoke to find a male subject in her bed. The victim is familiar with the assailant, who entered the room through an unlocked door. This case remains under investigation.
DEBATES AT UNI -- FACULTY AND STAFF TICKETS:
Faculty and staff tickets for the Nov. 6 Republican Presidential Candidates Debate will be available starting at 8:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 22 at the Gallagher-Bluedorn and UNI-Dome NW entrance box offices. Faculty and staff tickets will only be available Oct. 22 and 23. Seats are free, but tickets are required. No phone orders, walk-up only. Limit two tickets per ID. First come, first served. Limited number available. Tickets for the general public will be available beginning Wednesday, Oct. 24.
GBPAC doors will open at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. The Great Hall will open at 6:15 p.m. The audience must be seated by 7 p.m. All guests will be required to pass through a metal detector and security checkpoint. Cell phones, backpacks, purses, etc. won't be allowed into the facility. Guests are encouraged to arrive early.
Maucker Union Watch Party
The latest edition of Kudos is available at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/kudos/current.shtml.
STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS AT THE UNI-DOME:
The Iowa High School Athletic Association is hosting the State Football Playoffs at the UNI-Dome again this year. Parking around the UNI-Dome will be limited for games at 6:15 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6; 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8; and 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9.
REDUCED HOLIDAY OPERATIONS:
The university will experience reduced operations during the holidays from Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1. For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/holidayhours07.shtml.
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 email@example.com, or visit http://www.grad.uni.edu/.
ASSESSMENT MINI-GRANT PROPOSAL DEADLINE:
The deadline to submit proposals for mini-grant funding from the Office of Academic Assessment is Nov. 1. For more information on assessment mini-grants, visit http://www.uni.edu/assessment/minigrants.shtml. Questions about potential projects for grant funding can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or to any member of the Student Outcomes Assessment Committee at http://www.uni.edu/assessment/committee.shtml.
UNI UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN OCT. 15 THROUGH NOV. 2:
The 2007 UNI United Way campaign is underway. Please return your completed pledge card to your building volunteer by Friday, Nov. 2. For more information about the Cedar Valley United Way's role in our community, visit http://www.cedarvalleyunitedway.org. For more information about the UNI campaign, contact Dennis Hayes at 3-7653.
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.
'PREVENTION AND RESPONSE TO CRITICAL INCIDENTS AT UNI':
This one-hour workshop for faculty and staff will provide information and support materials on processes to identify and respond to potential incidents or crises. Topics include current procedures, signs and symptoms of people in distress, responding to threats and/or difficult people, and how to report concerns. Sessions will be held in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom and will be offered several times to accommodate schedules. Plan to attend one of the following: 10 a.m. or 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25; 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29; or 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31. For more information contact Jan Hanish at email@example.com. There is no need to pre-register.
NEED HELP ANALYZING YOUR DATA?:
UNI's mathematics department offers help through the Statistical Consulting Lab (SCL). The SCL will provide free statistical support for routine data analyses and is available to UNI students, faculty and staff. Larger, more time-consuming projects will be billed at reasonable rates. To set up an appointment, contact Mark Jacobson, SCL director, at 3-7963 or firstname.lastname@example.org. SCL walk-in hours are posted at http://www.cns.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL. Short courses are offered on SPSS, SAS and other statistical software. Visit http://www.cns.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL for the latest schedule. Short courses on a particular topic can be arranged by request.
HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:
This session will take place from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22, in BCS 30. Advance registration required. For more information or to register, call 3-JPEC or e-mail email@example.com. Free.
ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF RESEARCH FUNDING FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES:
Norma Stumbo, director of the Midwest Alliance, will present an overview of NSF and NIH supplemental research funding for students with disabilities at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, in McCollum Science Hall 1. Faculty, researchers, grant writers and undergraduate students are invited to attend.
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.
TEACHING AND LEARNING CONSORTIUM:
The Teaching and Learning Consortium (TLC) sponsors, co-sponsors and organizes activities for enhancing teaching and learning at UNI. To hear about TLC activities, subscribe to the UNI mailing list at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Philip East at email@example.com. If you have activities of interest, contact Philip.
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):
FAMILY WEEKEND EVENTS:
USED BOOK SALE:
A used book sale will take place from noon to 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at the lower level of the Wesley Foundation (2422 College St.). More than 4,000 books from every genre will be available and priced to sell. The student-run Anthropology Association is sponsoring this sale to support its club and local libraries. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES OPEN HOUSE:
SDS will host an open house for Disability Awareness month from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, at SDS on the top floor of the Student Health Center. All are welcome to attend. Look for the SDS Special Edition Newsletter for more details.
UNI swimming will host Kansas at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Wellness & Recreation Center Pool.
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.
AMERICA'S LOST LANDSCAPE ACTIVITY GUIDE WORKSHOP:
The Tallgrass Prairie Center is hosting an America's Lost Landscape Activity Guide Workshop for fifth through 12th- grade science teachers, naturalists and nonformal educators. This workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Nov. 10. The workshop requires a $25 non-refundable registration fee (includes one hour of graduate credit from UNI, workshop materials, Lost Landscape Film DVD, and curriculum DVD). Both days must be attended to receive credit. For more information, or to register, contact Marcy Seavey (Baker 175) at 3-7496 or email@example.com.
SAUDI-U.S. RELATIONSHIP CONFERENCE:
The UNI Saudi Student Club is hosting the Saudi-U.S. Relationship Conference from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24. Media, politics, education and culture will be discussed. Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the U.S. Adel Al-Jubeir will give the keynote address at 1 p.m. in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, or to see the full schedule, visit http://www.uni.edu/saudi.
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/.
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.
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.
BECKER MEMORIAL LECTURE:
The 34th Annual Carl Becker Memorial Lecture in History will be presented by Timothy H. Breen at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Seerley 115. Breen is the William Smith Mason Professor of History at Northwestern University. The title of his lecture is "It Rained Dead Cats and Dogs the Day the Revolution Began: Ideology and Resistance on the Eve of National Independence." The lecture is free and open to the public. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNI GERMAN CLUB FILM SERIES:
The film "The Lives of Others / Das Leben der Anderen" will be shown at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the CAC 108. This film is a 2007 Oscar award winner for Best Foreign Language Film. The story begins in East Berlin five years before the fall of the Berlin Wall. An actress and a playwright are spied on by a wiretapping expert with the Stasi, East Germany’s Secret Police. The conversations he overhears oppose the totalitarian state and gradually begin to challenge his beliefs in the former socialist republic. Adult language and content. Running time: 137 min. In German with English subtitles.
The film "Unlikely Heroes" will be shown at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Hearst Center for the Arts. This documentary is a moving and fascinating look at lesser-known profiles in courage: a rabbi's son disguised as a high-ranking Nazi, a therapist teaching children to secretly draw and paint to escape the camp’s horrors, Polish sisters in Auschwitz smuggling gunpowder from a munitions factory to blow up a crematorium. Adult language and content. Running time: 120 minutes.
CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, Nov. 5, in the Maucker Union North Room. Catherine MacGillivray, Department of English Language and Literature, and Deirdre Heistad, Department of Modern Languages, will discuss "Are We Children of This Country, or Immigrants by Birth?: Gender and Identity in Post-Independent Algeria." The Women’s & Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Students, faculty and staff are invited.
BEFORE BROWN: MENDEZ VS. WESTMINSTER:
In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, The Multicultural Initiatives in Teaching (MIT) Program and the Multicultural Teaching Alliance Student Organization will sponsor the film presentation and discussion of the Emmy award-winning PBS documentary, "Mendez vs Westminster: For All the Children/Para Todos Los Ninos," from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22, in the CME (MAU 109). This 30-minute film highlights the little-known but important case that desegregated schooling for Mexican children in California seven years before Brown vs. Board of Education. For more information, contact MTA President Gloria Adams, MTA Vice-President Derk Babbitt, or MIT Director/MTA Co-Advisor Janet McClain at 3-2924 or email@example.com.
'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.
SWITCHFOOT AND RELIENT K IN CONCERT:
Panther Productions presents Switchfoot and Relient K in concert with special guests Ruth at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, in McLeod Center. Tickets are $20 for students (limit four tickets per student) and $25 for general public, plus fees. Tickets are on sale now at all UNItix locations (UNI-Dome, McLeod Center and GBPAC), by phone at 3-4TIX or online at http://www.tickets.uni.edu.
SHAKTI DANCE COMPANY:
All UNI faculty and staff can get two free tickets to Shakti Dance Company at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, in the GBPAC Great Hall. The performance features 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. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.
LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE: EACRET & LEDEBOER:
Eacret & Ledeboer, an Iowa band with an eclectic style, will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22, in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
FALL SPEECH SHOWCASE:
The UNI Speech Team will hold its Fall Speech Showcase at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Lang 20. See UNI students showcase their award-winning events. Presentations will include persuasive speeches, prose interpretation and dramatic interpretation. For more information, e-mail Cate Palczewski, director of forensics, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE: PIETA BROWN AND BO RAMSEY:
Pieta Brown and Bo Ramsey will perform at 7:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Brown and Ramsey will perform selections from Brown's brand new release, "Remember the Sun." Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
YAMATO DRUMMERS OF JAPAN:
Yamato Drummers of Japan will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This high-energy group performs on the ancient Japanese wadaiko drums. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount with a valid student ID, or can purchase $5 student rush tickets to select performances not sold out on the day of the show. For tickets, or for more information, call 3-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.
FAMILY FEST WEEKEND DANCE CONCERT:
UNI's International Dance Theatre and Orchesis Dance Company will present their 2007 Family Fest Weekend dance concert at noon, Saturday, Oct. 27, and 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, in Lang Auditorium. Performances will include ballet, hip hop and modern dances, as well as folk and ballroom dances from America, Peru, Bulgaria and the Philippines. Admission is free; no tickets are necessary. The house will open one half hour before each performance. For more information, contact Daniel Wells at 3-3560, or at email@example.com.
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 3-7425 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WORDS OF WELLNESS NEWSLETTER:
WRS HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:
Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus every day? Lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year). Ask a fitness supervisor at HB, or contact Kristy Leen, WRS personal fitness coordinator, at 3-7167 or email@example.com.
If you struggle with exercise adherence or are just not sure what to do, then a personal trainer is the answer. Your personal trainer will design a program with your specific goals in mind, motivate and educate you. Contact WRS Personal Fitness Coordinator Kristy Leen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-7167. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/PT/index.html.
TELL YOUR STUDENTS:
DEBATES AT UNI -- STUDENT TICKETS:
UNI student tickets for the Nov. 6 Republican Presidential Candidates Debate at UNI will be available starting at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, at any UNItix location (GBPAC or UNI-Dome NW entrance). Student tickets will only be available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 18 and 19. Seats are free, but tickets are required. No phone orders, walk-up only. One ticket per UNI student ID. First come, first served. Limited number available. See Web site for audience requirements. http://www.uni.edu/debates/tickets.shtml
PLS TEACHER INSTITUTE:
UNI's Price Laboratory School (PLS) will offer its 11th Teacher Institute to teacher education students from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, at the school. More than 50 sessions will be offered on topics from all areas of high school and middle school, as well as elementary and special education. Topics include instructional strategies, classroom management, collaboration, teaching across the curriculum and motivation, as well as specialized sessions geared for specific grade levels and content areas. The program is designed to enrich the experience of UNI teacher-education students.
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CENTER (EOC):
The EOC is accepting new participants. EOC is a grant-sponsored program by UNI and funded through the U.S. Deptartment of Education. Any student, 19 and older, can receive free services. For a complete list of program services, visit http://www.uni.edu/eop/eoc. For more information, or to set up an appointment, call 433-1230.
PRE-REGISTRATION MAJOR MEETINGS:
Academic departments will host pre-registration Major Meetings at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24. New freshmen and students interested in changing majors should attend to receive advice on guidelines for majors and procedures to schedule spring classes. Students may declare a major at the meeting. For department meeting locations, visit http://www.uni.edu/advising/event/majormtg/majormt_fall.pdf.
DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM INFORMATION:
Magic. Money. Experience. The Disney Theme Parks & Resorts College Program at the Walt Disney World® Resort is truly a one-of-a kind experience. Find out more about the program and the application process, as well as talk with a student who has experienced it. Student representatives are available to talk every Monday this semester from 4 to 5 p.m. in the main entrance of Rod Library by the circulation desk. For more information, contact Laura Wilson at email@example.com.
ROD LIBRARY STUDENT COMPUTER SURVEY:
Speak up on how student computer fees are spent. Rod Library will conduct its annual survey of student computing interests through Wednesday, Oct. 24. The survey is available at http://www.uni.edu/library/scfsurvey.shtml or in paper form in the library lobby.
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.
SUMMER PROGRAM IN CHINA INFORMATION SESSION:
An English-teaching camp will take place from July 5 through Aug. 3 in China. Capstone and World of Technology additional credits are available. Tickets can be reimbursed up to $1,000. Insurance, housing, meals and pocket money are provided. Attend the information session from 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Baker 161. For more information, call the UNI Study Abroad Center (Baker 59) at 3-7078, visit http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
WRITING HELP SESSIONS FOR STUDENTS IN LIBERAL ARTS CORE CLASSES:
If you need help starting an assignment, or you want to improve the quality of your papers, attend these free help sessions. Register by e-mail to Deanne.Gute@uni.edu.and come as often as you like. Include name, phone number and section preference. SEC 1: M/W 2-2:50 p.m., (ITT 28); SEC 2: M/W 6-6:50 p.m., (ITT 28); SEC 3: T/TH 2-2:50 p.m. (WRT 5); SEC 4: T/TH 4-4:50 p.m., (WRT 5). Please bring a copy of your class syllabus to the first session. These sessions meet through Dec. 6.
EXPLORE NURSING DAY AT UNI:
Explore nursing programs (undergraduate/masters/accelerated) and careers Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Commons Ballroom. An information session about six different programs and requirements will take place at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. A panel discussion about careers and educational opportunities in nursing will take place at 2 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/advising/event/career/explorenursing.html.
ROD LIBRARY FAMILY WEEKEND RAFFLE:
Rod Library welcomes students and their families over Family Weekend (Oct. 26-28). Visitors may take a self-guided tour and enter a raffle. For more information, visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/archives/2007/10/family_weekend.html.
UNI STUDY ABROAD FAMILY WEEKEND OPEN HOUSE:
Attend the UNI Study Abroad Family Weekend Open House from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, in Baker Hall 161 to learn about study abroad opportunities and experiences. For more information, contact Yana Cornish at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-7078.
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