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Tuesday, Nov. 13, 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.

 

UNI UP CLOSE:

Save the dates of Feb. 8 and 22 for UNI Up Close. The Office of Admission will invite admitted high school seniors to experience campus in an in-depth format. Last year's UNI Up Close drew approximately 350 students and their guests, of whom 300 are current freshman. Watch for further information regarding schedules, program submissions and volunteer opportunities.

 
PURPLE PRIDE:

Show your purple pride this week; support UNI athletics and show your Panther spirit. Wear UNI purple apparel at work, school and home. Spread the Panther fever -- it's an exciting time to be a Panther.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

VOTE FOR UNI FOOTBALL COACH MARK FARLEY TO BE NAMED COACH OF THE YEAR:

Vote now for UNI Men's Football Coach Mark Farley to be named the Coach of the Year for FCS (Division 1-AA) football at http://www.coachoftheyear.com. The winning coach gets to make a $50,000 donation to the charity of his choice and also earns $20,000 for his respective alumni association. Currently, Farley is running second to the coach from Appalachian State. For more information, contact morse@uni.edu.

 

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 celebrates American Education Week 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

MEMFIS USERS GROUP MEETING THURSDAY, NOV. 15:

Plan to attend the MEMFIS Users Group meeting at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, in McCollum Science Hall 201. The agenda will include the Student Employee Approval listing related to the minimum wage increase effective Jan. 1, new Web ADI processing for procard processing and a preview of the "new" Special Compensation PAF. All MEMFIS users are welcomed to attend.

 

CFPL@UNI COLLECTION – NEW AT ROD LIBRARY:

Cedar Falls Public Library and Rod Library have initiated a joint venture to expand popular fiction and non-fiction available to the UNI community. Check out the CFPL@UNI Collection located in the Rod Library Browsing Room. Books may be checked out with a Cedar Falls Public Library borrower’s card, which can be obtained at the Rod Library circulation desk.

 

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.

 

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.

 
FINAL FALL SEMESTER myUNIverse CT ePortfolio HELP SESSION:

Don't miss the last "ePortfolio Help Session" for the fall semester from 8:30 to 10:20 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 29. Bring your questions and artifact files. ITS-Educational Technology will help you do the rest. For more information, or to register, call 3-2309.

HOURS:

THANKSGIVING BREAK LIBRARY HOURS:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours_special.shtml#thanks.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION THANKSGIVING HOURS:

The Wellness/Recreation Center will be open Thanksgiving week, Nov. 19 through Nov. 21. http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/check/thanks.html

 

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.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKET DRIVE:

The annual St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center Thanksgiving food basket drive will help 240 families in need. Stop by the student center to pick up menus or sign up to donate individual items. Get your friends or floor-mates together to help. Call 266-9863 for more information. St. Stephen is located next to University Book & Supply.

 

CAUCUS TRAINING:

The UNI Students for Rudy will host free caucus training at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Meet the Giuliani campaign's National Deputy Political Director Rick Wiley and learn about the caucus process. 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.

 

EVENT WILL BENEFIT UNI'S OVER THE RAINBOW HEALTH AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES:

On Monday, Nov. 26 and Tuesday, Nov. 27, there will be a chance to shop for a great cause: helping impoverished women and children around the world. World's Window will donate 10-percent of all purchases to Over the Rainbow Health & Educational Services, which provides an educational center in Salvador, Brazil. Over the Rainbow is run by a UNI doctoral student and undergraduate student.

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Panther football wraps up the regular season when it hosts Southern Utah at 5:05 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, in the UNI-Dome.

Women's basketball hosts Minnesota at 7:05 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, in McLeod Center. The Panthers host Weber State at 4:05 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, in McLeod Center.
Panther volleyball plays its final matches of the regular season when it hosts Wichita State at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, in McLeod Center and Missouri State at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, in McLeod Center.

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.

 

'GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIO' WORKSHOP:

Interested in going digital with your portfolio? On Nov. 27, ITS-Educational Technology is hosting the final training opportunity for myUNIverseCT Portfolio for the fall semester. Faculty and students may request a myUNIverseCT Portfolio account at http://webct.uni.edu/forms/portfolio_request.html. 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:

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.

 

LAST LECTURE SERIES:

The Last Lecture Series invites faculty to present a lecture on any topic that is significant and intriguing to them as if it were their last lecture. The series also helps connect students with the central purpose of a college education -- the encouragement of intellectual curiosity. Reg Pecen, associate professor in industrial technology, will discuss "No Rush in Coal-fired Power Plant in Waterloo: Any Better Option for Cedar Valley?" at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Seerely Hall 115. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board Speakers Committee.

 

AUSTRIA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION:

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, Robert Zischg, consul general of Austria in Chicago, will visit UNI. He will be accompanied by Franz Roessler, Austrian trade commissioner in Chicago. At 1 p.m., Zischg will discuss "Europe's Big Bang: The Risks and Rewards of Enlargement," in Hall's International Organizations class, Sabin 301. He will meet with teaching assistants and faculty of the Department of Modern Languages. He also will meet with President Allen and Provost Jim Lubker.

 

PANEL DISCUSSION ON IMMIGRATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS:

Mark Grey, director of the Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration, will moderate this panel with Michele Yehieli, Global Health Corps; Miryam Antunez de Mayolo, immigration attorney; Mexican immigrants; and a refugee from Africa, from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. For more information, contact Mark Grey, 3-6496.

 

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.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE 'HAIRSPRAY':

"Hairspray" will be shown at 7 and 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Starring John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer and Christopher Walken. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

FILM: 'KENNEWIK MAN':

"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.

 

SEN. GRASSLEY TO SPEAK AT UNI ABOUT WHISTLE-BLOWERS:

Sen. Grassley will discuss "Government and Whistle-blowers" from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Grassley is a consistent defender of whistle-blowers and considers them to be part of the system of checks and balances. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6879 or yla@uni.edu or Kent Sandstrom at 3-2769 or kent.sandstrom@uni.edu. Sponsored by the American Democracy Project (Provost's Office), Educational and Student Services, Leadership Studies Program, and the Student Leadership Center.

 

MESKWAKI TRIBAL MEMBER TO SPEAK ON SPIRITUALITY:

Learn about spirituality and health from the American Indian perspective from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the CME (MAU 109). Raymond Slick, MSW, Meskwaki Tribal Member, will share information on the healing nature of specific herbs and the American Indian concepts and ways of spirituality. A short meditation session is part of this interactive session. Sponsored by the CME. For more information, visist http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Corinne West will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19, in KUNI's studios in the third-floor of the CAC. West's musical style includes country, bluegrass, western, Americana and folk. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

MINNESOTA BALLET PERFORMS THE NUTCRACKER:

The Minnesota Ballet will perform "The Nutcracker" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, and at 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17 and 18, in the GBPAC. 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.

 
KUNI BLUES BLOWOUT:

The KUNI Blues Blowout returns to the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo on Saturday, Nov. 17, featuring Chicago blues rocker, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater. Known for his distinctive blend of Chuck Berry-style rock and Magic Sam-influenced West Side blues, he combines his left-handed/upside-down guitar playing with dramatic stage performances. Opening the show are the 2007 Iowa Blues Challenge winners, Matt Woods & the Thunderbolts, from Des Moines. Showtime is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 at the door). Advance tickets can be ordered online at http://www.kuniradio.org (in the "store" section), or by calling KUNI weekdays at 3-6400 or 800-772-2440, ext. 0. Advance tickets are also available at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls. All proceeds benefit KUNI Public Radio.

 
V-DAY PRESENTS PLAY 'GONE' :

The UNI VDAY committee is hosting the student-written and directed show "Gone," a play about the topic of excision, at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26, in the Seerley Great Reading Room. A brief discussion will follow. Admission is free.

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/.

 
WRS HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus everyday? Let HB help you out. Lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year). Ask a fitness supervisor at HB, or contact Kristy Leen, WRS personal fitness coordinator, at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK:

UNI will celebrate International Education Week through Nov. 16. Activities range from music recitals, summer capstone information sessions, Global Associates information sessions, CME presentations and an information session regarding traveling abroad on a student budget. For a complete list of activities, visit http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad or call 3-7078.

 

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 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.

 
DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM MEETING:

Magic. Money. Experience. The Disney Theme Parks & Resorts College Program at the Walt Disney World® Resort is a one-of-a kind experience. An e-presentation will take place at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the ITTC 136. Contact Laura Wilson at 3-3821 for more information.

 

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 RIGHT TO LIFE:

UNI Right to Life will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. Senate challenger Steve Rathje will speak.

 

CARRYING OUT THE DREAM: A COMMUNITY SERVICE EXPERIENCE:

Celebrate the dreams of an American hero. Michael Blackwell, director of the CME, will present civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.'s lifetime dreams and accomplishments on Jan. 26, at the Waterloo Community Agency in Waterloo. Transportation will be provided if needed. To sign up, or for more information, including transportation, contact Bobbi-Jo Guenther at bbg10@uni.edu.

 

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