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Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007

NEWS:

RUSSELL HALL TEMPORARILY CLOSED:

Russell Hall has been temporarily closed to allow crews to finish fire-proofing work. The building will reopen as soon as possible. Students, faculty or staff who have questions should call the School of Music office at 3-2024.

 

UNI BUDGET UPDATE:

The fall enrollment increase has generated additional tuition revenue that will be strategically allocated based on university priorities. The emphasis will be on maintaining high-quality academic programs. http://www.uni.edu/pres/

 
UNI UP CLOSE:

Save the dates of Feb. 8 and 22 for UNI Up Close. The Office of Admissions will invite admitted high school seniors to experience campus in an in-depth format. Last year's UNI Up Close drew more than 900 visitors to campus. Watch for further information regarding schedules, program submissions and volunteer opportunities.

 

TRAFFIC SAFETY UPDATE:

North American Traffic Safety Alliance data show that 44 percent of all vehicle occupants killed during the week of Thanksgiving in 2006 weren't wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. In an effort to save lives on Iowa's roadways this Thanksgiving week, local and state law enforcement agencies will be out in force with another special "Click it or Ticket" effort. UNI Police will be part of that effort. For more information, call 273-2712 or or e-mail doug.widen@uni.edu. Have a safe holiday.

 

E-NEWSLETTER DEADLINE CHANGE:

Due to the Thanksgiving holidays, there wil not be a MyUNIverse News edition on Nov. 19. The deadline for the Nov. 26 edition is noon, Tuesday, Nov. 20. There will not be a UNI Online edition Nov. 22.

 

UNI TELEPHONE DIRECTORY CORRECTION:

Yolanda A. Hood's office phone number is 3-6167. Her e-mail address is yolanda.hood@uni.edu.

 

COMMUNITY DONATION DRIVE FOR UNI INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

International students arriving in January will need household items ranging from dishes, pots and pans, towels, lamps, clothes hangers and furniture pieces like sofas, beds and mattresses. These items are always in great demand for new students living in the unfurnished university apartments. Storage space is available to collect and stage donated items. International Services and the Wesley Foundation are organizing this drive. To make a donation, contact Ross Schupbach at ross.schupbach@uni.edu.

 

PANTHER FIRST AWARD WINNERS:

Names of Panther First Award winners are available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/panther_first_recipients.shtml.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS AT THE UNI-DOME:

The Iowa High School Athletic Association is hosting the State Football Playoffs at the UNI-Dome again this year. Parking around the UNI-Dome will be limited for games at 9:05 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 7:35 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16; and 9:35 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17.

 

ORDER COOKIE DOUGH ONLINE:

Order fresh cookie dough from Fresh Beginnings, Department of Residence, now through Dec. 13. Each 3.5 pound tub makes 3.5 dozen cookies. Classic flavors snickerdoodle, molasses, sugar and spritz are $7.99; deluxe flavors monster, cranberry oatmeal, chocolate chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate chip, oatmeal chocolate chip, butterscotch oatmeal, chocolate chip, peanut butter and oatmeal raisin are $8.99; premium cookies cherry white-chocolate cashew and cranberry white-chocolate pecan are $9.99. Orders may be placed through Dec. 13. Pick up orders Dec. 3 through Dec. 13 at Biscotti's, 23rd Street Market and Prexy's. Order online at http://www.uni.edu/dor/cookies.

 
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.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

PEDAGOGY READING GROUP: RACE, CLASS, GENDER AND SEXUALITY:

Have you ever wanted to talk with students more thoroughly about issues of race, class, gender and sexuality in the classroom? Women's and Gender Studies is sponsoring a reading and discussion group of AnaLouise Keating's new book "Teaching Transformation: Transcultural Classroom Dialogues." Meetings will take place during spring semester before Keating's visit for Women's History Month in March. To join the group, e-mail Chelsea at chelseadel@gmail.com by Dec. 1. For more information about the book, the reading group, and its sponsors, visit http://www.uni.edu/womenstudies.

 

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 welcome to attend.

 

OPEN ENROLLMENT DEADLINE:

The deadline to enroll in the Medical/Dental and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts for 2008 is Monday, Nov. 26. Merit employees' Open Enrollment and Change Period also ends Nov. 26. To enroll in a Flexible Spending Account or to make changes to your Merit health or dental plan, complete an enrollment form and return to Human Resources, mail code 0034. For more information, contact Cindy Webb at 3-2521 or Sarah Peakin at 3-2824.

 

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.

 

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/hrs-bcurrent.txt

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.

 

HIV/AIDS CANDLELIGHT VIGIL AND RALLY:

The HIV/AIDS Candlelight Vigil and Rally at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, by the Maucker Union fountain is a call for presidential candidates to support a comprehensive plan to fight AIDS in the U.S. and around the world. For more information, contact Tami Haught at tami3168@yahoo.com or (641) 220-2579 or Joan Thompson at joan.thompson@uni.edu or 3-2198.

 

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.

 

KAPPA DELTA PI'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE:

Kappa Delta Pi T-Shirts and other gift items will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27 through Thursday, Nov. 29, in the SEC second-floor lobby. Proceeds will benefit KDP Educational and Service Projects.

 

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.

 

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.

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS:

'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:

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. Charles 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.

 

'THE USE OF CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS IN PRAIRIE PLANTS: WHAT DO THEY DO WITH ALL THAT CO2?':

Kirk Manfredi, chemistry, will discuss "The Use of Chemical Compounds in Prairie Plants: What do they do with all that CO2?" at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Tallgrass Prairie Center, Room 9. This seminar will focus on current research to find useful chemical compounds in native prairie plants. The ethnobotanical rationale behind the selection of plant species for study will be discussed. In addition, he will discuss the types of assays being used for compound identification and the chemistry of the compounds. This discussion is third in a series of seminars on natural resource research and management. All are invited to attend. Sponsored by the Tallgrass Prairie 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, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

CROW FORUM:

A CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, Dec. 3, in the Maucker Union North Room. Victoria DeFrancisco, Graduate College and Department of Communication Studies, and Catherine Palczewski, Department of Communication Studies, will present "It Takes a Women's and Gender Studies Program -- Scholarship is Not an Individual Activity: An Inside View of the Authors' New Gender in Communication Textbook." The Women's & Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited.

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.

 
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:

FLU SHOTS STILL AVAILABLE:

Flu shots will be provided from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Old Central Ballroom A. The cost is $24 payable by cash, check, ubill or payroll deduct. Insurance filing accepted. Visit http://www.uni.edu/health/. For more information, contact the Health Clinic at 3-7425 or healthcenter@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

OPEN CO-REC FIVE-ON-FIVE INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

Entry forms are available in the WRC 101 during the week of Nov. 12. There is an entry fee of $20 with a two-game guarantee. Teams can register from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26, through Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the WRC 101 (limited to the first eight teams to register). Schedules will be e-mailed and posted after 9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 30, on the WRC intramural bulletin board. Games will be played Sunday, Dec. 2, at the WRC South Courts, time TBA. Open to students, faculty and staff.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA) DAY AT UNI:

Consider the global employment opportunities at the CIA. A CIA recruiter will be on campus to talk with students about internships and careers on Wednesday, Nov. 28. An information table will be in Maucker Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and an evening information session will be take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the John Deere Auditorium (CBB 109). All majors are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Laura Wilson at laura.wilson@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

 

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