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Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007

NEWS:

RUSSELL HALL STILL CLOSED:

Russell Hall will remain closed until Monday, Nov. 26 due to the continuation of fire-proofing work.

 
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 IN THE NEWS:

Donna Hoffman, political science, was quoted in the USA Today on Monday, Nov. 19.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2007-11-18-electability_N.htm

 

PANTHER PURPLE PRIDE:

UNI is celebrating Panther Purple Pride Days on Fridays. Wear UNI purple apparel on Fridays. Kick-off Panther Purple Pride Day and show your Panther spirit before this Saturday's football playoff game. UNI apparel is available at various retails stores and online at www.unipanthers.com or www.panthersupply.com. E-mail photos to umpr@uni.edu.

 

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, the deadline for the Nov. 26 edition of MyUNIverse News is noon, Tuesday, Nov. 20.

 

UNI TELEPHONE DIRECTORY CORRECTION:

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

 

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.

 

EMPLOYMENT:

Vacancies at the P&S level include director of admissions. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

CLICKERS IN THE CLASSROOM:

Does your class or group meet in a lecture hall? Are you interested in using clickers (A.K.A. Student Response Systems)? Clicker Receivers are now available for use in the following lecture halls: CBB 109, CAC 108, KAB 111, MSH 137, SAB 102, SEC 244, 245, 246, 247, and 252, SRL 115, and Lang Hall Auditorium. If you will be teaching or meeting in any of these classrooms; contact Todd Hayungs via e-mail Todd.Hayungs@uni.edu or call 3-6290 to learn more about the possibility of using clickers in the classroom.

 

ITS SPOTLIGHT:

ITS will host an ITS Spotlight at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, in CBB 109. The event will feature the UNI Alert Emergency Notification System, Accordent Systems, and the Voting and Surveys Web tool. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/spotlight.

 

LIBRARY COURSE RESERVE REINSTATEMENTS:

Due Nov. 30. If you would like to have the same items on reserve for the spring 2008 semester, complete the form at http://www.uni.edu/library/reinstatement/. Forms for new reserve requests are available at http://www.uni.edu/library/reserverequest/. For more information e-mail libmsc@uni.edu or phone 3-6002.

 

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.

 

 

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:

JOE BIDEN TO PARTICIPATE IN UNI'S PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FORUM ON EDUCATION:

U.S. Sen. Joe Biden will share his views on education as part of UNI's presidential-candidate education forums. The forum will take place from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. 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.

 

ON-CAMPUS SMOKING POLICY FORUM:

Come and share your thoughts about UNI's smoking policy from 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, or noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28. Both sessions will take place in Old Central Ballroom B of Maucker Union. The forum will include results of the recent campus smoking survey posted on MyUNIverse as well as time for questions or comments about smoking on campus. Refreshments provided.

 

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.

 

BRINGING MENTAL ILLNESS OUT OF HIDING:

Support the Mind Research Network (MRN) from 9 p.m. to close, Thursday, Nov. 29, at Mojo's Party Bar. The MRN is a non-profit collaboration dedicated to improving the diagnosis of mental illness and brain disorders. MRN also seeks to find methods of prevention, better treatments and, ultimately, cures. Raffle tickets for door prizes and bracelets will be for sale. All proceeds will go to the MRN and its research towards post-traumatic stress disorder for returning soldiers. For more information, contact Jamie Bagenstos at jmebagen@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.

 

UNI STUDENT HOLIDAY POTTERY SALE:

Come and buy a unique handmade gift of pottery for the holidays from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 and noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Ceramics Lab (KAB 126), at the corner of 23rd Street and Hudson Road.

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER FOOTBALL:

The No. 1-seeded Panthers (11-0) will take on the New Hampshire Wildcats (7-4 overall) in the first round of the 2007 NCAA Division I FCS Playoffs. UNI and New Hampshire will kick off at 6:35 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 24, in the UNI-Dome. For tickets, call UNItix at 3-4TIX (4849).

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/FILMS:

FACULTY ART EXHIBIT:

The exhibition runs through Monday, Nov. 26. The exhibition features the most recent accomplishments of the faculty in the UNI Department of Art and is an opportunity to experience current themes in contemporary art.

 

'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.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Singer-songwriter Barb Ryman will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26, in KUNI's studios in the third-floor of the CAC. Her music is a blend of contemporary folk, country blues, Celtic flavored ballads, old-time gospel and bits of folk-rock. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 
HEARST SERIES TO PRESENT SAMUEL ADLER IN CONCERT:

At 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, the Spotlight Series Concert, showcasing guest artist composer and conductor Samuel Adler will take place in the Great Hall of the GBPAC. The concert, sponsored by the Meryl Norton Hearst Visiting Artist Fund and CHFA, will feature the UNI Wind Symphony, Concert Band, Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, Concert Chorale and UNI Singers. This event is free and open to the public. For more information on Adler or the events during his one-week residency, call 3-2028.

 
'BEST OF BROADWAY: A MUSICAL THEATRE REVUE':

UNI Student Theatre Association presents "Best of Broadway: A Musical Theatre Revue" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.
For tickets and other information, call 273-4TIX (4849) or visit http://www.bestofbroadwayunista.com.

 

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/.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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