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Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007

NEWS:

DEBATES AT UNI:

General public tickets for the Nov. 6 Republican Presidential Candidates Debate will be available beginning Wednesday, Oct. 24. See http://www.uni.edu/debates/ for details.
A debate watch party is tentatively scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6 in Maucker Union. The debate will be shown on large-screen TVs. The watch party is open to students, faculty, staff and the general public. Tickets are not required for the Maucker Union watch party. Light snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.

 

UNI FACULTY/STAFF CAMPAIGN:

A UNI student may soon call to ask you to participate in the annual faculty/staff campaign. Consider supporting UNI through this effort. You may designate your gift to anywhere on campus you choose. Your time and financial support make a significant difference to UNI's students. For more information, contact vicki.collum@uni.edu or call the UNI Foundation at 3-6078.

 

PROFESSOR CHALLENGES UNI COMMUNITY:

Melissa Heston, associate professor in educational psychology and foundations, has challenged the UNI community to increase the number of employees contributing to the Cedar Valley United Way by 5 percent, or to increase the total amount pledged by 5 percent. If either of these goals is met, Heston will increase her donation by $250. For more information about the Cedar Valley United Way or UNI's campaign, contact Dennis Hayes at 3-7653.

 

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.

 

KUDOS:

The latest edition of Kudos is available at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/kudos/current.shtml.

 

HOLIDAY REDUCED 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.

 

P&S JOB VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include program associate/world leisure. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

 

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 donna.vinton@uni.edu or to any member of the Student Outcomes Assessment Committee at http://www.uni.edu/assessment/committee.shtml.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

'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 jan.hanish@uni.edu. There is no need to pre-register.

 

FREE OFFICE 2007 COMPUTER WORKSHOPS:

Office 2007 is gradually making its way onto campus computers. To help with the transition, ITS-Educational Technology is offering a series of new workshops including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Reservations are required and space is limited. The schedule and other details are at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml.

 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT PRESENTATION:

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Amy Desenberg-Wines from the Great Plains ADA Training Center will make a presentation on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Commons Ballroom. Everyone on campus is invited to attend to learn what our responsibilities are as an employer. Desenberg-Wines will discuss case law, consistency, confidentiality and workplace accommodations. Coffee and light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Eunice Dell, 3-7432, eunice.dell@uni.edu

 

NEED HELP ANALYZING YOUR DATA?:

The UNI Mathematics Department's Statistical Consulting Lab (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 jacobson@cs.uni.edu. 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.

 

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.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

FAMILY WEEKEND EVENTS:

Family Weekend is Oct. 26 through 28. For a schedule of events, visit http://www.uni.edu/familyweekend/

 

CHEMISTRY HALLOWEEN HOUSE:

In celebration of National Chemistry Week the UNI student affiliates of the American Chemical Society are hosting a Halloween House. A wide variety of chemical and scientific demonstrations will be offered for the entertainment and interactive education of elementary, middle and junior high students. The event will take place from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, on the McCollum Science Hall second floor. Rrefreshments will be provided.

 

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.

 

FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR MONA MILIUS:

The campus community is invited to a reception for Mona Milius, associate director of residence/dining, from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, in Georgian Lounge, Commons. Milius, who has been a part of the residence/dining team for 27 years, has accepted a fulltime position as a consultant with the Baker Group, a nationally recognized foodservice planning and design firm that was a consultant on the design of the award-winning Piazza dining center. She is a past president of the National Association of College and University Food Service. Carol Fletcher has been appointed interim associate director of residence/dining effective Nov. 1.

 

RIDER HALL HAUNTED HOUSE:

Rider Hall is hosting a haunted house from 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27. Cost for adults is $2 and two cans of food or $4; cost for youth is $2; cost for UNI students is $2 and one can of food, or $3 with a UNI ID. Use the east entrance. Not recommended for anyone under 12 years old. For more information, contact Emily Reed at emily09@uni.edu.

 

CHEMISTRY MAGIC SHOW FOR FAMILY WEEKEND:

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry welcomes students and their families to its chemistry "magic" show, full of fun and exciting demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, in McCollum Science Hall, Room 201, with refreshments served between shows. Come see the exciting magic involved in chemistry.

 

T-SHIRT SALE DURING FAMILY WEEKEND:

UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society will sell T-shirts, sweatshirts, scrubs and other items from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, in SEC second-floor lobby. Proceeds will go to KDP educational and service projects.

 

NORTHERN IOWA MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (NMA) ETIQUETTE DINNER:

The Northern Iowa Management Association (NMA) annual Etiquette Dinner will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Common Slife Ballroom. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. The cost for faculty is $21; the cost for students is $18, or $15.50 with meal plan. Seating is limited and reservations must be pre-paid by Nov. 9. This year’s program will feature Callista Gould, a certified etiquette instructor who consults in Des Moines. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Stephanie Wesley, at swesely@uni.edu.

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Panther football hosts Youngstown State for Family Weekend at 3:05 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, in the UNI-Dome. UNI hosts the Missouri Valley Cross Country Championships at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course.

 

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS:

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.

 

JETRO CONFERENCE:

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 japanlecture@uni.edu.

 

WAY UP CONFERENCE:

The Way Up Conference is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Nov. 1 and 2, in West Des Moines. Plan now to attend this conference designed for women leaders and administrators in higher education in Iowa. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/ietti/wayup or contact Doreen Hayek (doreen.hayek@uni.edu; 3-7300) or Eunice Dell (eunice.dell@uni.edu; 3-7432).

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/FILMS:

'GUIDED LEARNING AND COGNITIVE SKILL ACQUISITION IN SERIOUS GAMES':

The Computer Science Department and the Teaching and Learning Consortium are co-sponsoring a talk by H. Chad Lane, "Guided Learning and Cognitive Skill Acquisition in Serious Games." This disussion will take place at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the ITTC 322. For more information, visit http://www.cs.uni.edu/seminars/2007-1024-lane.php.

 

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. 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 3-2084 or sarah.csukker@uni.edu.

 

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 wallace.hettle@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

'UNLIKELY HEROES':

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.

 

'HISTORIC HYDROLOGY OF NATIVE ECOSYSTEMS':

"Historic Hydrology of Native Ecosystems" will take place at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the Tallgrass Prairie Center, Room 9. Wayne Petersen, of the USDA, will explain how we have changed hydrology to a runoff system hydrology and how native species in urban settings can be used to improve it. Second in a series of seminars on natural resource research and management. Sponsored by the Tallgrass Prairie Center.

 

'IOWA'S FUGITIVE':

Patrick Kuhse will discuss fraud, being on the run, jail and business ethics in his presentation, "Iowa's Fugitive" at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, in CBB 109. After growing up in Grundy Center, Kuhse became involved in major illegal activities while working as a stockbroker on the West Coast. After living as a fugitive and serving time in a federal penitentiary, Kuhse tells his riveting story and sounds the alarm on the faulty thinking that can trap a young professional.


PERFORMING ARTS:

'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.

 

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 palczewski@uni.edu.

 

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 daniel.wells@uni.edu.

 

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.

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.

 

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, u-bill or payroll deduct. Insurance filing accepted. Visit http://www.uni.edu/health/. For more information, contact the Health Clinic at 3-7425 or healthcenter@uni.edu.

 

WORDS OF WELLNESS NEWSLETTER:

The October Words of Wellness is available at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/. To receive a hard copy of each issue, contact kathy.green@uni.edu, or 3-6921, with your name and UNI ID number.

 

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 kristy.leen@uni.edu.

 

EXERCISE ADHERENCE:

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 kristy.leen@uni.edu or 3-7167. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/PT/index.html.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

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.

 

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CENTER (EOC):

The EOC is accepting new participants. EOC is a grant-sponsored program by UNI and funded through the U.S. Department 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.

 

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.

 

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 laura.wilson@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

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