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Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007

NEWS:

CRIME ALERT - INDECENT EXPOSURE:

UNI Police have received two separate reports of a male exposing himself to women on the UNI campus. The incidents occurred between 8:30 and 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1. The first incident occurred in front of Bartlett Hall, by the corner of 23rd St. and Merner Ave. The second incident occurred on the east side of Dancer Hall.
The suspect is described as a white male in his early 20s, approximately 5'10" tall, wearing glasses, a hooded brown Carhart-type jacket and blue jeans.
If anyone has information about this incident, please contact the UNI Police at 3-2712.

 

UNI FACULTY/STAFF ANNUAL FUND CHALLENGE:

All faculty and staff have a special opportunity to double their gift to UNI this year through a challenge issued by the UNI Foundation Trustees. If this is your first time giving to the UNI Annual Fund, the Trustees will match your gift, up to $50,000. Participate in this year's Faculty/Staff Campaign through a gift to the Annual Fund. For more information, visit http://www.uni-foundation.org/annualfund.shtml.

 

AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK:

UNI will celebrate American Education Week, Sunday, Nov. 11 through Saturday, Nov. 17, by saluting the more than 16,000 UNI alumni educators in the United States. UNI, with its 131-year history of teacher education, is known as a leader in the field and would like to particularly recognize and appreciate the teachers and administrators in our school systems. To further celebrate, UNI is sending students, faculty and staff out into the community schools to read to or to teach students.

 

DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARD:

The deadline for the Distinguished Scholar Award has been extended to Friday, Nov. 30. The award is sponsored by the Graduate College and the Office of the Provost to honor senior, eminent and distinguished artists and scholars among the UNI Graduate Faculty. The award provides the recipient with a $1,000 account to support research and creative activity. Nominations must come from the Graduate Faculty and be submitted by Academic Department Heads. For application information, visit http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/scholar.aspx. For more information, contact Victoria Pruin DeFrancisco, interim associate dean, Graduate College at 3-2748 or defrancisco@uni.edu.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

The AP reported on the most recent UNI presidential candidate forum on education held Sunday at the GBPAC.

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5htFx0ogy-JI9AtZUKL-KCJfYcjewD8SN4U2G0

 

MULTICULTURAL SUPER SATURDAY:

Multicultural students from Iowa high schools are invited to attend the second annual UNI Multicultural Super Saturday, Nov. 10. The program will feature educational student services presentations, breakout sessions with UNI faculty, lunch in UNI's award-winning dining centers, ethnic student panel, campus tour and an entertainment showcase. Participating students and their families will have the option of attending the UNI/Indiana State football game. For more information contact the Office of Admissions at 3-2281.

 

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/.

 

UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC SEARCHES ANNOUNCED:

The UNI School of Music is accepting applications for four tenure-track faculty positions. For complete descriptions and application deadlines, click on the link for each job title. Assistant professor of clarinet, http://www.uni.edu/music/announcements/Clarinet_ad_2007.pdf; assistant professor of music history, http://www.uni.edu/music/announcements/Music_History_ad_2007.pdf; assistant professor in opera/musical theater direction, http://www.uni.edu/music/announcements/Opera_ad_2007.pdf; and assistant professor of voice (tenor), http://www.uni.edu/music/announcements/Voice_ad_2007.pdf.

 

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.

 
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. Permanent 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. For an online version of the nomination form, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/high_five.shtml. Submission deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 7.

 

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 laboratory specialist, programmer analyst - oracle ERP, and program evaluator. 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 and 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.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:

The International Association of Administrative Professionals' (IAAP) purpose is to provide information, education, training and set standards of excellence recognized by the business community on a global perspective. For more information, call Carolina Wilson at 3-2024 or Susan Quam at 433-1230 or visit http://www.iaap-hq.org.

 

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.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

'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:

Former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate 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., Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom A & B. Event sponsors include ED in '08, Lee Enterprises and the Iowa Business Council. The event is free and 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 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 12:15 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Commons Ballroom. Doors will open at noon. Free and open to the public. Due to space limitations, RSVP to jamesgarcia@joinrudy2008.com or (515) 664-3399.

 

CANNED FOOD DRIVE:

Help support the Northeast Iowa Food Bank by dropping off canned goods or monetary donations at Essentials in Maucker Union. Collections will be taken from through Nov. 30.

 

BEAN BAG TOSS TOURNAMENT:

UNI's Colleges Against Cancer and Relay For Life are hosting a bean bag toss tournament at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, at College Park University Mills Apts. (basketball courts). Teams of two can register for $5 at 6 p.m. Food and T-shirts will be sold.

 

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.

 

PIE AND ROLL FUNDRAISER:

NSTA-UNI student chapter, with the help of Johnson's Bakery in Waterloo, will sell pies and dinner rolls to help support students attending the national conference in Boston this spring. For more information, contact Kelsy Knebel at kelsyk@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

CEDAR VALLEY CHILI COOKOFF:

The Cedar Valley Chili Cookoff will take place Saturday, Nov. 10 outside the northeast entrance of the UNI-Dome. Set up starts at 3 p.m., and judging begins at 4:30 p.m. by the Cedar Falls Fire Department. Winners will be announced at half time of the UNI vs. Indiana State football game. Registration is $30 before Nov. 10 and $40 to register the day of the event. Participants must provide an original recipe and at least one gallon of chili. A traveling trophy will be awarded to first place, plaques will be awarded for first through third place. The team with the most UNI Panther spirit also will receive an award. All registrants will receive a free two-week membership to Snap Fitness. All proceeds benefit UNI PRSSA.

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Panther men's basketball opens its season by hosting the BTI-Tip-Off Tournament in McLeod Center. Friday, Nov. 9: Massachusetts vs. Cal Poly at 3:15 p.m.; UNI vs. Northern Illinois at 8:15 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 10: Massachusetts vs. Northern Illinois at 5:45 p.m., UNI vs. Cal Poly at 8:15 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 11: Northern Illinois vs. Cal Poly at 2 p.m., UNI vs. Massachusetts at 5:05 p.m.

Panther football hosts Indiana State on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 5:05 p.m. in the UNI-Dome.

Women's basketball opens its season against Colorado State on Friday, Nov. 9, at 5:45 p.m. in McLeod Center.

Swimming hosts South Dakota State at 9 a.m. and Northern Colorado at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Wellness and Recreation Pool.

 

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS:

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.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/FILMS:

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH FILM SERIES:

The movie "Pine Ridge, USA: A Frontier of the Forgotten" will be shown Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 10:30 a.m., noon, 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. in the CME (MAU 109). The film is approximately 30 minutes. For more information visit www.uni.edu/cme.

 

HAIR BRAIDING IN GHANA:

A lecture and hair-braiding demonstration by UNI graduate student Evelyn Boateng will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, at the University Museum. Learn about the symbolism of the patterns and designs used in African hairstyling. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/museum

 

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.

 

EARTH SCIENCE PRESENTATION:

The Department of Earth Science presents James Hodina (Air Pollution Control Officer, Linn County Public Health) speaking on “The Air Quality Profession,” at 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, in LAT 125. All are invited.

 

'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.

 

IRAQ WAR FORUM:

How has the Iraq War affected U.S. politics and society? What has been the impact on U.S. relations with the rest of the world, and especially with countries of the Middle East? How long should the U.S. be committed to the war? These and other questions will be examined in the forum from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Seerley Hall 115. Panelists include John Johnson, history; Donna Hoffman, political science; Harry Brod, philosophy & religion; Chris Martin, communications; Kent Sandstrom, sociology, anthropology and criminology; and Vaughn Shannon, political science.

 

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH FILM SERIES:

The movie "The Right to Be" will be shown at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the CME (MAU 109). The film is approximately 30 minutes long. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

Sue Grosboll, Director of the UNI Museum, will present "Museums and the Art and Politics of Interpreting History" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, in SRL 115. The event is free and open to the public.

 

FILM: 'KENNEWIK MAN':

The movie "Kennewik Man" will be shown at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, in the CME (MAU 109). The film is approximately 80 minutes. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The band Phonograph will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, in KUNI's studios in the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

MINNESOTA BALLET PERFORMS THE NUTCRACKER:

The Minnesota Ballet will perform "The Nutcracker" at the GBPAC at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, and at 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17 and 18. This is a must-see show for the holiday season. 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 more information call 3-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.

 

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.

 

DINING SURVEY THIS WEEK:

What is your opinion of Dining Services on campus? Take the annual dining-services-satisfaction survey 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 this week. Your input counts.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR MONEY:

All UNI students are invited to attend one of seven opportunities to learn how to better manage personal finances: 7 p.m. in the Towers Seminar Room and 8 p.m. in the Hagemann Rec Room on Wednesday, Nov. 7; 7 p.m. in the Noehren Main Lobby and 8 p.m. in the Rider Rec Room on Tuesday, Nov. 13; 7 p.m. in Campbell Main Lounge, 8 p.m. in Bartlett Memorial Lounge and 9 p.m. in Lawther Main Lounge on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Sponsored by the Financial Aid Office and Department of Residence.

 

SUMMER IN CHINA:

Work abroad at an English Teaching Camp in China from July 5 to Aug. 3. Capstone and World of Technology additional credits available. Tickets reimbursed up to $1,000, insurance, housing, meals and pocket money provided. Attend the information session from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, in Baker 161. For more information, stop by the Study Abroad office in Baker 59, call 3-7078, or visit http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad.

 

COMPLETE CAPSTONE ABROAD:

This Romania Capstone program will take you to four countries - England, Hungary, Romania and Greece. Leave soon after the semester ends and return at the end of May. An information session will take place at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, in CBB 125. For more information, contact cm517894@uni.edu or catherine.zeman@uni.edu, or stop by the Study Abroad Office in Baker 59.

 

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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