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Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007

NEWS:

UNItix TICKET OFFICE TAKING ORDERS FOR 2007 FCS PLAYOFF TICKETS:

Season ticket holders will have their seats held until 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, for the first-round playoff games in the NCAA National Football Champion Subdivision. On Tuesday, Nov. 20, all seats will open for general sale on a first-come, first-served basis. For each subsequent game hosted by the Panthers, all seats not already reserved will be available for sale on a first-come, first-served basis.

UNI student tickets are $8. General public tickets range from $8 to $20. Order tickets by calling the UNItix Ticket Office at 3-4TIX (4849), or fill out the order form and drop it off at the box office. The form is at http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/niwa/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/07playofforderform.pdf.

The NCAA FCS selection show will air live on ESPNU at 2:30 p.m. CST, Sunday, Nov. 18.

 
HONORARY DEGREE NOMINATIONS:

The Committee on Honorary Degrees is soliciting nominations for potential Honorary Degrees recipients. A statement of the policies and procedures can be found at http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/205.shtml. Nominations marked "confidential" should be submitted to the Graduate College Dean’s Office, Lang 122, by Dec. 7. Nominators are expected to present a strong argument to support the nomination including relevant background information within the context of the Honorary Degree criteria. Additional letters of support are encouraged and supporting material must accompany nominations.

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

The University Honors Program is seeking proposals for Presidential Scholars and Honors Seminars for the 2008-2009 academic year. Information and the proposal form can be found at http://www.uni.edu/honors/psseminar.doc. Proposals must be submitted to the University Honors Program (0355) on or before the deadline of Monday, Nov. 26.

 

STUDENT MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE AND APPROVAL FORM:

The Iowa minimum wage increases to $7.25 on Jan. 1. Payroll will automatically increase all student-wage rates currently below that level. A new Discoverer report under the description of Student Assignment Approval Listing- January 1, 2008, Minimum Wage Increase is available for departments use in November and December to make additional rate changes or other assignment changes. For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/payroll.

 

PRINT SERVICES REDUCED OPERATIONS:

Print Services will have reduced operations Nov. 19 through Nov. 21. The presses will not run, but black and white copying will be available. The office will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 3-7203.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

UNI's presidential candidate forums on education have been mentioned in national media. The Chronicle of Higher Education http://chronicle.com/blogs/election/948/edwards-calls-bush-shortsighted-on-education;

Mother Jones http://www.motherjones.com/mojoblog/archives/2007/11/6075_john_edwards_an.html; and Newsweek http://www.newsweek.com/related.aspx?subject=University+of+Northern+Iowa

 

UNI FACULTY/STAFF ANNUAL FUND CHALLENGE:

Faculty and staff have a special opportunity to double their gifts 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 show appreciation for 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.

 

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES MONTHLY NEWSLETTER:

To view the November newsletter, visit http://www.uni.edu/disability/documents/November2007Newsletter.pdf.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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/.

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD/HALVERSON PROFESSORSHIP POSITION:

The Department of Accounting seeks applications for the combined position of head, Department of Accounting, and Halverson Professorship beginning fall 2008. To view the complete job description, visit
http://www.cba.uni.edu/dbweb/pages/about/faculty-rec-detail.cfm?Department=Accounting.

 

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.

 

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

'THREAT ASSESSMENT: ISSUES AND RESPONSE':

Dave Zarifis, director of UNI Public Safety, and Dave Towle, director of the UNI Counseling Center, will present "Threat Assessment: Issues and Response" from 9 to 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. This session is a follow up to the critical incident workshops presented in October and is intended to provide a more in-depth look at threats and threat assessment. Information will include how to analyze potential threats, behavioral issues associated with threats, behavioral warning signs and techniques in responding to threatening situations. Seating is limited to 200. If necessary, the workshop will be repeated at a later date to accommodate more participants. For questions, e-mail jan.hanish@uni.edu or call 3-3526.

 

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.

 

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.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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 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 for 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.

 

MULTICULTURAL TEACHERS RECEPTION:

To kick off American Education Week, the Multicultural Teaching Alliance (MTA) student organization is hosting a multicultural teachers reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, in the Georgian Lounge in the Commons. Refreshments and door prizes will be available. "Strategies for Teaching Diverse Populations" will be discussed and there will be opportunities to mix and mingle with UNI teacher education students, faculty and local educators from diverse backgrounds. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Janet McClain at janetmcclain@uni.edu.

 

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 by the Cedar Falls Fire Departmentbegins at 4:30 p.m. 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:

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:

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 http://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.

 

TLC PRESENTATION/DISCUSSION:

The Teaching & Learning Consortium will host "Educating in a Sound-Bite World: Implications for Teaching," presented by Katheryn East and Donna Vinton. The discussion will take place at noon, Monday, Nov. 12, in the ITTC 27/28. Participants should have in mind an assignment that resulted in high student learning at UNI. See http://cns2.uni.edu/~east/tlc/07/east_vinton.html for more info.

 

EARTH SCIENCE PRESENTATION:

The Department of Earth Science presents James Hodina, air pollution control officer for 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 discuss "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.

 

'ATHLETES OF THE HEART':

The 2007 CHFA Faculty Excellence Award recipient, Cynthia Goatley, professor of Theatre, will present "Athletes of the Heart," at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the CAC 108. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 3-2725.

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

UNI PERCUSSION AND WEST AFRICAN DRUM ENSEMBLE:

The Percussion Ensemble and West African Drum Ensemble will present its fall concert at 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, under the direction of Ryan Frost, visiting instructor of percussion. The program will include a wide variety of music including traditional music of Guinea and Ghana. The event is free.

 

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.

 

WELLNESS/REC:

FREE ACCESS TO WRC:

Free access to the WRC is available for UNI faculty, staff and their families who don't have a pass during Thanksgiving break, from Nov. 19 to Nov. 21 and during the semester break, from Jan. 7 to Jan. 11. Family hours will take place all day, each date. Show UID card and sign a waiver. WRC hours are available at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION THANKSGIVING HOURS:

The Wellness/Recreation Center will be open Thanksgiving week, Nov. 19 through Nov. 21. To see WRC building hours for Thanksgiving week, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/ and click on Thanksgiving hours.

 

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.

 

FULLY FUNDED INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY FOR MINORITY STUDENTS:

Minority students pursuing biomedical, clinical, or behavioral sciences or public health majors can participate in a international research project in Central/Eastern Europe or Africa this summer. An informational meeting will take place from 5 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the CME Multipurpose Room.

 

SPARE CHANGE? TRAVEL ABROAD:

Are you planning on studying abroad or are you just interested in international travel? Get advice from students who have international experience in Europe, Australia and Asia on how to travel on a student budget. This meeting will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15 in the Maucker Union Old Gold Room. For more information, contact study-abroad@uni.edu.

 

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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