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Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007

NEWS:

EMERGENCY LEAVE ROLLOVER:

Beginning July 1, 2005, for AFSCME employees and Feb. 8, 2006, for P&S and SCMP employees, unused Emergency Leave hours from the immediate prior year allowance were rolled over on the employee's anniversary date up to the maximum emergency leave availability of 80 hours. The rollover calculation has now been changed. Retroactive to the above dates, the hours rolled over will be the remaining balance of unused hours, regardless of which year they are from, up to the maximum balance of 80. Most employees will have no change in their balance; those who do have a change, have been positively affected. Questions about this change may be directed to Linda Gruetzmacher in Payroll at linda.gruetzmacher@uni.edu or 3-3003.

 

HIGH SCHOOL SUMMIT FOR MATH AND SCIENCE:

The Iowa Mathematics and Science Coalition (IMSC) is sponsoring a "High School Summit for Mathematics and Science" from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Malcolm Price Laboratory School. More than 250 high school students, teachers and special guests from 50 school districts are anticipated. The goal of the summit is for high school students to give perspectives on how to improve and maximize math and science learning in Iowa's high schools.

 

PHOENIX CENTER NAME CHANGE AND RELOCATION:

The Phoenix Center has been renamed Violence Intervention Services (VIS) and is a program of University Health Services. VIS provides a wide array of services related to sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking and harassment. Julie Barnes coordinates direct services to victims. Her phone number will remain 3-2137, however, she has relocated to the Student Health Center 060, campus mail code 0221. Mark Rowe is a new staff member and coordinates prevention, education and outreach activities. He is in WRC 101 and can be reached at 3-3423. The 3-SAFE number has been deactivated. The program Web site is www.uni.edu/violenceservices/.

 

ENERGY CONSERVATION COMMITTEE UDPATE:

October was 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.

 

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.

 

UNI UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN:

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.

 

ASSOCIATE OR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AND INSTRUCTOR/ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITIONS:

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is seeking an associate or assistant professor in elementary education and an instructor/assistant professor in literacy education. To view complete job descriptions, visit http://www.uni.edu/coe/_information/jobs.shtml

 

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.

 

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 director for Center for Energy and Environmental Education. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

GET YOUR DYNAMIC DEPARTMENT LISTING DIRECTLY FROM THE ONLINE DIRECTORY:

Include a direct link to the online directory for your departmental Web pages. A new application will correctly construct the URL to use to create departmental listings directly from the official university directory data. Using this data provides up-to-date as of yesterday's official university data for names, addresses, phone numbers, titles, department names, and privacy information is honored. The link to the tool to generate your department's URL is https://espresso.uni.edu/eddu/faces/getDeptUrl.jspx. You'll also find a link to "Online Directory - Get Department Listing URL" under "Tools for Success" in MyUNIverse. Simply copy and paste the URL the tool provides into your department Web pages for easy access to department employee directory information.

 

SEEKING INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL FUNDING AT UNI:

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and Graduate College are hosting a brown bag lunch on "Seeking Internal and External Funding at UNI" from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Maucker Union's State College Room. Space is limited; RSVP by e-mailing osp@uni.edu or calling 3-3217.

 

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.

 

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:

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 be held 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 and also will be streamed live on the Internet at http://mm1.uni.edu:8080/1/mp3/pres/live-pres.ram. To view the Web stream, you need the FREE Real Player found at http://www.real.com. For more information about the forum, visit http://www.uni.edu/presidentialforum

 

'CHAT' IT UP WITH BEN:

Stop by Chat's in Maucker Union, purchase a beverage, and visit with President Ben Allen from 7 to 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, and Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the west side of the Coffee House.

 

HUCKABEE TO SPEAK AT UNI PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FORUM:

Republican presidential candidate and fomer Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee 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. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom C. Event sponsors include ED in '08, Lee Enterprises and the Iowa Business Council. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the forums, visit http://www.uni.edu/presidentialforum

 

TOWN HALL MEETING WITH RUDY GIULIANI:

The UNI Students for Rudy will host a town hall meeting with Republican presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani at 12:45 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Commons Ballroom. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Due to space limitations, RSVP to jamesgarcia@joinrudy2008.com or (515) 664-3399.

 

PANTHERS HELPING PEOPLE:

The Northeast Iowa Food Bank and the UNI Panthers are teaming up to help out the Cedar Valley. Attend the Friday, Nov. 9, Women's Basketball game for just $2 when you bring a canned good to the ticket office window that night. Barrels will be located in the McLeod Center to take donations. Then watch the Panthers take on the Colorado State Rams at 5:45 p.m.

 
BUCKS FROM BOOKS:

Shop at area bookstores on Saturday, Nov. 10, or Sunday, Nov. 11, and support the UNI Museums with your purchases. Plan to do your holiday shopping early. Free story time and crafts for children. Visit http://www.uni.edu/museum for details and a downloadable voucher.

 
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.

 

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 and Indiana State at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, in McLeod Center.
Men's basketball hosts Bemidji State in an 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 and 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:

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.

 

IOWA MATHEMATICS TRANSITIONS CONGRESS:

The steering committee of the Board of Regents Mathematics and Science Education Collaborative Initiative will host a Mathematics Transitions Congress from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. The goal of the congress is to assemble instructional leaders of high school and university mathematics courses to explore and improve the math transition from secondary to post-secondary study at Iowa’s Regent universities. For more information, contact Jeff Weld at 3-2723 or jeff.weld@uni.edu.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/FILMS:

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.

 

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.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE 'HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX':

Showtimes are at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

'HOLOCAUST MEMORY AND JEWISH IDENTITY IN SOVIET AND POST-SOVIET UKRANIAN SHTETLS':

Anna Kushkova, of the Ethnology Department, “Petersburg Judaica” Center, European University at St. Petersburg, Russia, will discuss "Holocaust Memory and Jewish Identity in Soviet and Post-Soviet Ukrainian Shtetls" at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, in Seerley 115. Kushkova will discuss life and culture of the shtetls (Yiddish for “little towns”) and their importance for the identity of Eastern European Jews. This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/holocaust.

 

'COTTON FIELD OF DREAMS':

Cedar Valley Discuss & Discover Diversity features "Cotton Field of Dreams: A Memoir by Janis F. Kearney" from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, at the UNI Museum. Kearney is personal diarist to President Bill Clinton. Participants need not have read the book. Sponsored by UNI Museums, Cedar Falls and Waterloo public libraries, and AAUW-Cedar Falls Branch.

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 received 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.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Small Potatoes, a Chicago-based duo, will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5 in KUNI's studios in the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

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 3-2028.

 
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.

 

UNISTA PRESENTS: 'RECEDING PUNCHLINE':

The UNI Student Theatre Association presents "Receding Punchline," featuring the comedy of UNI student Josh Fitkin with special guest Tim Cahill. Tickets are $2 at the door. The show starts at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Strayer Wood Theatre. For more information, e-mail thespi96@uni.edu or call 830-7951.

 

DINING ON CAMPUS:

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.

 

CAMPUS DINING SURVEY:

What is your opinion of Dining Services on campus? The annual dining-services-satisfaction survey is taking place next week. The survey link will be activated at http://www.uni.edu/dor. The access number is 124 followed by your university ID number. The survey takes approximately four minutes. You can evaluate one or more venues and return to the survey site throughout the week. Your input counts.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

FORUM ON PERSONAL SAFETY & ASSAULTS ON CAMPUS:

UNI Violence Intervention Services is hosting 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 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.

 

THURSDAZE: CASINO NIGHT:

Try your luck at bingo, black jack, roulette, poker and more from 8 to 11 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, in Maucker Union. Play for a chance to win $750 in prizes. Free refreshments. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

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.

 

UNI DANCE THEATRE FALL FORMAL:

UNI's International Dance Theater will host a free fall formal for UNI students on Sunday, Nov. 11, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Rumba lessons will take place from 6:30 to 7 p.m. with a dance starting at 7 p.m. Free food and drink provided.

 

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