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Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007

NEWS:

PROVOST SEARCH UPDATE:

The position announcement for the Executive Vice-President/Provost is available at http://www.uni.edu/provostsearch/position-desc.shtml. Ads are being placed in prominent national publications, including the Chronicle of Higher Education. More information about the search can be found at http://www.uni.edu/provostsearch/. The search committee invites nominations for the position. A nomination form is included on the Web site. Information for the search committee can be sent to ProvostSearch@uni.edu.

 

ENERGY CONSERVATION COMMITTEE UDPATE:

October is Energy Awareness Month. President Allen formed a committee of students, faculty and staff last year to identify, consider and recommend strategies to enhance campus environmental awareness and energy conservation efforts. Its goal is a "sustainable university." See an update from President Allen at http://www.uni.edu/pres/energy.shtml.

 

UNI PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE EDUCATION FORUM WITH JOHN EDWARDS:

Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards will share his views on education as part of UNI's presidential-candidate education forums. The forum will take place from 2 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4, at the GBPAC. Forum sponsors are ED in '08 (Strong American Schools), the Iowa Business Council and Lee Enterprises newspapers. The forum is open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/presidentialforum.

 

WebCT AND CatID INTEGRATION:

UNI Information Technology Services is planning the integration of WebCT with the CatID Central Authentication System. Effective at 8 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, UNI students, faculty and staff will use the same username and password to access WebCT that they use to login to the UNI E-Mail and MyUNIverse systems. Watch for additional details in the WebCT Announcement tool, UNI Online, MyUNIverse News, and the WebCT login page.

 
AMBASSADOR'S SPEECH AVAILABLE ONLINE:

Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the U.S. Adel Al-Jubeir was unable to attend the Saudi-U.S. Relationship Conference at UNI because of obligations in Saudi Arabia. To read the ambassador's prepared address, visit http://www.uni.edu/saudi.

 

HIGH FIVE AWARDS FOR STAFF EXCELLENCE:

Nominations are being accepted for the Administration and Finance (A&F) Division's High Five Award for Staff Excellence. Permenent 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. Visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/high_five.shtml for an online version of the nomination form. Submission deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 7.

 

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.

 

SEALED BID SALE:

UNI is offering a 1998 Ford Taurus station wagon for sale by sealed bid. This vehicle has 110,286 miles and was running fine until it was rolled over in late August. It has a 3.0 liter engine and auto transmission. For more information, call Dennis Nieman at 3-2869. Photos of this item are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/pubsale.shtml. All bids must be received by 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2. The successful bidder will be notified by telephone on Monday, Nov. 5 and must complete removal by 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9. Payment must be made in cash (good check) before removal. For more information, call Vince at 3-3527.

 
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:

Do you have questions about how Interlibrary Loan works? Let Interlibrary Loan staff help you. To get an answer, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/access/ill/illcontact.shtml. Hours for this chat service are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

MERIT VACANCIES:

Merit Vacancies are available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp.

 

P&S JOB VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include academic support specialist in student support services. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

ePortfolio HELP SESSIONS:

Need help with your myUNIverseCT ePortfolio? Then don't miss ITS-Educational Technology's "ePortfolio Help Sessions." Sessions are being offered Nov. 8, 12 and 29. Come to as many sessions as you wish. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml to see the workshop calendar for times. 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

 

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:

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. Stephen 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 the Rev. 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.

 

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 Commons' 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 volleyball hosts Illinois State at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, in McLeod Center. UNI faces Indiana State at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, in McLeod Center.
Men's basketball hosts Wayne State in an exhibition game at 7:05 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, in McLeod Center. The Panthers face Bemidji State in another exhibition game at 3:05 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4, in McLeod Center.
Women's basketball hosts South Dakota in an exhibition game at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, in McLeod Center. The Panthers face Coe College in an exhibition game at 1:05 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4, in the McLeod Center.
Wrestling has an intra-squad meet at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, in McLeod Center.

 

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS:

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES -- WHAT SHOULD FACULTY KNOW?:

The Office of Student Disability Services and the Teaching Learning Consortium are co-sponsoring this informational workshop about students with disabilities from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Commons Ballroom. For more information, visit http://cns2.uni.edu/~east/tlc/SDS_Flier.pdf or contact Jill Smith at 3-2676.

 

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.

 

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.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/FILMS:

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.

 

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.


THE DEPARTMENT OF EARTH SCIENCE PRESENTS RICHARD LEOPOLD:

Richard Leopold, director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, will discuss "Iowa Environment and Energy Overview," at 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5, in LAT 125. All are invited to attend.

 

'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.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

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 Associate 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

JAZZ PANTHERS AND JAZZ BAND III PERFORMANCE:

The UNI Jazz Panthers and Jazz Band III will offer a free performance at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the GBPAC Great Hall, under the direction of Professor Robert Washut. The program will include jazz compositions from Wayne Shorter, Cole Porter and Thelonius Monk, as well as a composition from UNI student composer, Ryan Middagh. For more information, contact the School of Music at 273-2028.

 
NANI AGBELI TO PERFORM AT CME:

An African drum and dance performance by Nani Agbeli, from Ghana, will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the CME (MAU 109). This is a Global Associates program organized by the International Club of Business Students, funded by the Kimball Endowment for International Relations. Global Associates is a program designed to make students aware of other cultures. For more information, contact annemdvorsky@gmail.com.

 

WELLNESS/REC:

INTRAMURAL SCRATCH BOWLING TOURNAMENT:

Competition divisions include singles and doubles, men, women and co-rec. Cost is $6 for three lines, which includes shoes and a bowling ball; pay at bowling alley, prior to bowling. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29, through Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the WRC 101. Bowling times will take place from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday or Wednesday, at Valley Park Lanes, 1931 Valley Park Drive. Scoring: Scratch Tournament – singles score combined with designated partner for doubles score. Open to students, faculty and staff.

 

HEALTHY OPTIONS OFFERED AT ESSENTIALS:

Are you looking for a quick and healthy snack during your busy day on campus? Check out the ‘Healthy Options’ offered at Essentials in Maucker Union. Energy bars, Nutri-grain bars, 100 calorie packs, and baked chips are just a few of the healthy options available.

 

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.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

UNI RIGHT TO LIFE:

UNI Right to Life will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Maucker Union North Room. A representative from Birthright will speak.

 

LAUNCH INTO LEADERSHIP:

Learn how the UNI Student Leadership Center can help you build the necessary skills to take you where you want to go in life at Launch into Leadership, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Maucker Union Ballroom A. Free food will be provided.

 
FORUM ON PERSONAL SAFETY & ASSAULTS ON CAMPUS OCT. 31 AND NOV. 1:

UNI Violence Intervention Services is hosting two forums to address personal safety, assault prevention, what to do when you or someone you know is assaulted, and other student questions. Attendance is encouraged at either 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, or at noon, Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B. Sitting on the panel will be representatives from UNI Public Safety; a representative from the Dean of Students Office; Julie Barnes, victim services coordinator; and Annette Lynch, project director and principal investigator of the Regents Gender Violence Prevention Project. For more information, contact Mark Rowe, violence prevention educator, at 3-3423.

 

INFORMATION SESSION WITH A PROFESSOR FROM WALES:

An information session with Professor Phillip Melling from the University of Wales, Swansea, will take place from 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Maucker Union Old Gold Room. See what a semester in Wales has to offer. For more information, contact the UNI Study Abroad Office at study-abroad@uni.edu or 3-7078.

 

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.

 

NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE (NSE):

Come to a National Student Exchange (NSE) informational meeting at 3:30 p.m., Nov. 5, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room and learn 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 qualify for participation.

 

PERSONAL INTEGRITY AND LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP:

The Student Leadership Center is hosting its first workshop on Personal Integrity and Leadership at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the College Eye meeting room. This interactive and informative session will be led by alumni of the LeaderShape Institute. Learn more about your personal leadership style and how to live and lead with integrity. For more information, call 3-7422.

 

 

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