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Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007

NEWS:

REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES DEBATE AT UNI POSTPONED:

The Republican Presidential Candidates Debate scheduled for Nov. 6 at UNI has been postponed due to candidate scheduling conflicts. Information regarding the rescheduling of this debate will be released as soon as it's available. Tickets that have already been distributed will be honored if the debate is rescheduled. The live telecast of MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews," scheduled for Nov. 5 from UNI, also has been postponed.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Atul Mitra, management, had an opinion piece published in the Des Business Record this week.

http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2007_1022.shtml

Radio Iowa interviewed one of the UNI students in the American Chemical Society who participated in the Halloween House at MSH

http://www.radioiowa.com/gestalt/go.cfm?objectid=CD2BE8D3-D3B6-88FC-81CAA43F98BBE8FF

The e-newsletter Campus Technology featured UNI and its use of classroom capture systems. Marilyn Drury, ITS Educational Technology, is quoted. http://campustechnology.com/articles/52340/

 

ORDERING COMMENCEMENT APPAREL:

Reminder to faculty and administrators regarding rental of academic apparel: The deadline for ordering rental apparel is Friday, Nov. 2. Contact Norma Riley at 3-2283 or norma.riley@uni.edu to reserve apparel or to request additional information. Fall commencement will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, in the UNI-Dome.

 

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.

 

VOLUNTEER USHERS NEEDED:

Theatre UNI is seeking volunteers to usher performances of the comedies Cloud 9 and A Midsummer Night's Dream, 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.uni.edu/theatre/ To volunteer, call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 3-6381.

 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION:

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is seeking an assistant professor of speech-language pathology. To view a complete job description, visit http://www.uni.edu/comdis/announce.html

 

ASK ABOUT INTERLIBRARY LOAN:

If you have questions regarding how Interlibrary Loan works, a chat service is available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday at http://www.library.uni.edu/access/ill/illcontact.shtml.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

WORKING ON ASSESSMENT? SCHEDULE A CAT SESSION:

Assessment committees are invited to "get away" with a committee meeting in the Office of Academic Assessment meeting space in ITTC 117. Free cookies are provided for scheduling a Cookies and Assessment Talk (CAT) session. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/assessment or call Shirley at 3-2778.

 

myUNIverseCT PORTFOLIO WORKSHOPS:

Interested in developing an electronic portfolio? Faculty and students may request a Blackboard Portfolio account at http://webct.uni.edu/forms/portfolio_request.html. ITS-Educational Technology is hosting "Getting Started with Your Electronic Portfolio" workshops on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and Wednesday, Nov. 7. To see workshop calendars, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml. For more information, or to register, call 3-2309.

 

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 employers. 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

 

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.

 

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.

 

E-MAIL ETIQUETTE AND HABITS FOR SUCCESS:

Human Resource Services is offering this training session from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, in the CME (MAU 109). This session will teach you the basic tricks for e-mail success and how to use appropriate tone and style for e-mail messages. Typical workplace protocol and uses for tools such as filters, attachments and signatures will also be discussed. To register, call 3-2423, or visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training and click on the link "Register for Training."

 

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/

 

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.

 

DAY OF THE DEAD PROCESSION AND CELEBRATION:

Participate in an authentic Aztec/Mexican celebration of loved ones who have passed. The procession begins at 8 p.m. on Oct. 30, at St. Stephens Catholic Student Center and ends at the Altar at the CME (109 MAU). Walk among actors portrayed as symbols of the cycle of life and death while Father Ken Glaser provides a blessing for our loved ones. Enjoy authentic Mexican food, music and an optional documentary about the celebration. For more information visit: http://www.uni.edu/cme/hh_month07.htm#altar or 273-2250.

 

TRICK-OR-TREATING IN RESIDENCE HALLS:

Community children are invited to trick-or-treat in the UNI Residence Halls on Halloween night. All participating children and their families are asked to stop in at the residence hall lobbies for directions on either door-to-door trick-or-treating, or trick-or-treating activities in the residence hall lobbies. Trick-or-treating will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., in Campbell and Shull Halls, and from 6 to 8 p.m. in Hagemann, Lawther, Dancer, Noehren and Rider Halls. Sponsored by the UNI Department of Residence Programming Board and residence hall senates.

 

UNI POLAR BARE RUN, WALK OR ROLL:

This event is an opportunity for students, alumni, and the community to give back to the Cedar Valley while participating in a fun mile-long run, walk or roll. This is a coat (new or slightly used), hats, mittens, and scarves drive. It will take place at 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13. Check-in is at 9 p.m. Bring your winter wear and receive a free T-shirt, if you register by Wednesday, Nov. 7. Sign up deadline is Friday, Nov. 9. The race will begin and end at the UNI Alumni House at 1012 West 23rd St. All proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army. For more information, or to sign up, visit http://www.unialum.org.


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:

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:

MOUNTAINTOP REMOVAL ROAD SHOW:

The Mountaintop Removal Road Show, a program to educate communities about the impacts of this coal process production in Appalachia, will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, in the CEEE auditorium, Room 11. Dave Cooper, a resident of Lexington, Ky., is a former mechanical engineer whose presentation includes a 22-minute slide show about the impacts of mountaintop removal on coal field residents, communities and the environment. It features traditional Appalachian mountain music and shocking aerial photos of decapitated Appalachian mountains. For more information, contact Kamyar Enshayan at 3-7575.

 

FACULTY ART EXHIBIT:

The exhibition runs Monday, Oct. 29 through Monday, Nov. 26. The opening reception will take place at 7 p.m., Wednedsay, Oct. 31, in the KAB lobby. Since the event is Halloween night, those attending are encouraged to come in costume. The exhibition features the most recent accomplishments of the faculty in the UNI Department of Art and is an opportunity to experience current themes in contemporary art.

 

OPPOSING VIEWS ON LESBIAN AND GAY MARRIAGE:

The second Civic Discourse and Opposing Views event will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the SEC, Room 252. The topic is "Should lesbians and gays be permitted to marry?" Free and open to the public. Speakers are Rev. Maureen Doherty from St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and Matt Reisetter from the Iowa Family Policy Center. Sponsored by the American Democracy Project and Leadership Studies. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or yla@uni.edu (put opposing views in subject line). http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2007_1025.shtml

 

'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.

 

'STRENGTHENING OUR CONNECTIONS WITH INTERNATIONAL COLLEAGUES, CLIENTS AND CUSTOMERS':

The discussion "Strengthening Our Connections with International Colleagues, Clients and Customers" will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, or 1 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. This is the third in a series focused on improving ESS employees' abilities to work with and serve diverse individuals. Register by Wednesday, Oct. 31, at http://www.uni.edu/admissions/insights. Sponsored by the Diversity Committee of the Division of Educational and Student Services. Non-ESS university employees are welcome to register and attend.

 

TALK ON ICFs, AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDING METHOD, AT CEEE:

The energy-efficient benefits of building with insulated concrete forms (ICFs) will be discussed at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, in the CEEE auditorium, Room 11. ICFs are forms for poured concrete walls. Samples of ICF products will be displayed by several company representatives before and after the discussion in the CEEE lobby. Free and open to the public. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/building_for_future.htm.


CROW FORUM:

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.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

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.

 

BAVARIAN PHILHARMONIC PERFORMANCE:

Bavarian Philharmonic, a new elite orchestra, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, in the GBPAC. Sponsored by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. For tickets, or for more information, call 3-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY:

Artist Gary Kelley's designs of Holst's "The Planets" will be displayed on screens above the stage during the orchestra's performance of this masterpiece at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, in the GBPAC. Also on the program will be Mozart's Jupiter Symphony. Tickets from $19 (adults) and from $9 (students) at 3-4TIX or http://wcfsymphony.org.

 

JAZZ BAND ONE TO OFFER CONCERT:

UNI Jazz Band One will offer a free performance at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, in the Great Hall at the GBPAC, under the direction of professor Chris Merz. Jazz Band One's recordings have been met with national critical acclaim. The program will feature arrangements of standards, contemporary jazz compositions and compositions and arrangements by students and faculty. For more information, contact the School of Music at 3-2028.

 

INSTRUMENTAL CONCERTO COMPETITION FINALS:

UNI School of Music will hold the annual Instrumental Concerto Competition Finals in the Great Hall at the GBPAC at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5. Part of the 2007-2008 Spotlight Series, this event is free and open to the public. Some of UNI's most talented student musicians will compete for the title of Instrumental Concerto Competition Winner. For more information, contact the School of Music at 3-2028.

 

WELLNESS/REC:

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.

 

OMELETTES ON MONDAYS AT PREXY'S:

Enjoy one of four delicious cooked-to-order omelettes featured at Wasabi from 10:30 a.m.to 2 p.m., every Monday. Hash browns, sausage and blueberry muffins are also available. Locally purchased eggs are used in the omelettes.

 

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.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT VOLUNTEERS INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS:

Learn about month-long programs in Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Thailand and Ecuador. The first two weeks is a volunteer work project. The second two weeks is an adventure tour. Informational meetings will take place every hour on the hour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. For more information, visit http://www.isvonline.com.

 
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.

 

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 yana.cornish@uni.edu or 3-7078.

 

SUMMER 2008 IN POLAND PRESENTATION:

Learn about the opportunity to earn six UNI credits this summer in Poland at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29, in Seerley 220. For more information, contact the Study Abroad office (Baker 59) at 3-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu.

 

CAMP ADVENTURE LAC:

Camp Adventure Youth Services will hold a Leadership Assessment Center (interview day) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, in the WRC 204. This is the first step in joining. For more information visit http://www.campadventure.com. To confirm your attendance, e-mail hr@campadventure.com.

 

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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