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Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007

NEWS:

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.

 

WebCT AND CatID INTEGRATION:

UNI Information Technology Services is planning the integration of WebCT with the CatID Central Authentication System. Effective at 8 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, UNI students, faculty and staff will use the same username and password to access WebCT that they use to login to the UNI E-Mail and MyUNIverse systems. Watch for additional details in the WebCT Announcement tool, UNI Online, MyUNIverse News, and the WebCT login page.

 

APPLY FOR CARVER INSTITUTE:

Graduate faculty are invited to apply for the 2008 Carver Institute, May 19 through 29. This year's topic is "Visualizing Research: an Interdisciplinary Workshop on Image Creation and Exhibition," facilitated by Bettina Fabos of communication studies. The institute provides a blend of critical theory discussion and hands-on instruction to assist faculty in communicating their scholarship and teaching visually. Selected participants will receive $2,000 for attending the institute plus $1,000 available for research or teaching projects. For more information, eligibility and application see: http://www.uni.edu/facultyinstitutes/GRADinstitutes/imagecreation.htm
Or contact the coordinator: defrancisco@uni.edu, 3-2748. Faculty teaching in May are ineligible.

 

REVISED I-9 FORM:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) haS issued a revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9). If your department hires or rehires faculty, staff, graduate assistants or student employees and assists them with completing new-hire paperwork, use the revised I-9 at http://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml#I. If you send employees to Human Resources or Student Employment to complete their paperwork the revised form will be available to them. For questions on faculty, staff, or graduate assistants, contact Judy Dieken at 3-2422 and for student employees, contact Tim Bakula at 3-2722.

 
ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE DIVISION NEWSLETTER:

The November 2007 edition of A&F News and Views has news and information about staff accomplishments and department activities in the Administration and Finance Division. To read, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/documents/afnews1107.pdf

 

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.

 

IOWA UP CLOSE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST:

Presented by the University Museum in connection with its spring exhibit, Earth from Space, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution. Any Iowa resident is eligible to participate. Submissions must be received by Dec. 7. For more information, or to request an entry form, contact Pam Schwartz at earthfromspaceuni@hotmail.com or call 273-2188.

 

UNI TELEPHONE DIRECTORY CORRECTION:

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

 

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.

 

HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT ESSENTIALS:

Stop by Essentials in Maucker Union and check out UNI Panther clothing, souvenirs, homemade soaps and candles, holiday ornaments, gel gems, stuffed animals and more. Accepting cash, Visa/MC, Discover, American Express, u-bill (except UNI clothing/souvenirs). Open through Dec. 13.

 

EMPLOYMENT:

Vacancies at the P&S level include Director of Development - Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

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.

 
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.

 

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.

 

CME LIBRARY AND DONATION FROM GLBTAU:

The Center for Multicultural Education's library has received a donation of more than 60 books from the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Allies Union (GLBTAU) Student Organization that are available for check-out. The library contains more than 1,200 resources. The CME library is an excellent resource for student research and group-meeting space, and is connected to a quiet computer lab. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

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.

HOURS:

 

CAMPUS SUPPLY:

PHP and Campus Supply wareouse will be closed Dec. 26, 27, 28 and 31. They will reopen Jan. 2.

 

WRC:

The Wellness/Recreation Center will close early Saturday, Dec.1, due to the 1AA football playoff game scheduled for a 1:05 p.m. kickoff in the UNI-Dome. WRC pools will close at 12:30 p.m. and other areas of the WRC at 12:45 p.m. The WRC will be open regular hours on Sunday, Dec. 2, 3 to 11 p.m. (Family Hours 3 to 8 p.m.).

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. 27, in the west side of the Coffee House.

 

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.

 

 

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:

Women's Basketball hosts Detroit at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, in McLeod Center.

Panther football will host Delaware in the NCAA Quarterfinal on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 1 p.m. in the UNI-Dome.
Men's Basketball hosts Loyola Chicago at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, in McLeod Center.
Wrestling hosts the UNI-Open in McLeod Center on Sunday, Dec. 2. The meet will begin at 9 a.m.

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:

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 273-6879 or yla@uni.edu or Kent Sandstrom at 273-2769 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, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.

 

'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.

 

LECTURE ON TEACHING EFFECTIVENESS:

Professor Peter Chen, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan will present an invited distinguished lecture, "Teaching Effectiveness: Philosophical Perspectives," at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30, in WRC Room 252. Chen provides a unique perspective having taught for 25 years in the West and 26 in the East. He is also an Emeritus Principal Lecturer of the Dunedin College of Education, New Zealand. The lecture is funded in part by the Faculty Senate, College of Education and HPELS. This lecture is free and open to the public.

 
CROW FORUM:

A CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, Dec. 3, in the Maucker Union CME Meeting Room 109 A&B. 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.

 

LIFE OF AN ON-CAMERA METEOROLOGIST:

The Department of Earth Science presents Jeff Kennedy (KWWL-TV) speaking on "The Life of an On-Camera Meteorologist," at 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, in LAT 125. All are invited.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

INTERPRETERS THEATRE AUDITIONS:

Auditions for "Dead White Males: A Year in the Trenches of Teaching" will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 27 and 28, from 7 to 9 p.m., in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang 40. Production dates will be Feb. 28, 29, and March 1 at 7:30 p.m. "Dead White Males" is written by William Missouri Downs and will be directed by Emily Eisenman. Auditions are open to all students, faculty and staff, and no prior acting experience is necessary. Bring a copy of your spring schedule. For questions or comments, contact Emily at eisene13@uni.edu.

 
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.

 

GEORGE WALKER SOCIETY CHRISTMAS SPIRITUALS CONCERT:

The George Walker Society of Music will present a Christmas Spirituals Concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2, at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church, 4421 Hudson Road in Cedar Falls. The concert will feature a variety of Christmas spirituals including favorites 'Amen' and 'Go Tell it on the Mountain.' The concert is free.

 

BOYS OF THE LOUGH: A CELTIC CHRISTMAS:

Get into the spirit of Christmas with "Boys of the Lough: a Celtic Christmas." This professional ensemble combines classic Christmas tunes with a unique Celtic style. A performance will take place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at the GBPAC. Students receive a 50-percent discount with a valid student ID, or can purchase $5 student rush tickets on the day of the show. For tickets, or for more information, call 273-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.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.

 

OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS AT THE UNI PHARMACY:

Faculty and staff may purchase over-the-counter medications at the UNI pharmacy, just inside the Student Health Center entrance. Wide selections of competitively priced over-the-counter products, including generic versions of popular medications like NyQuil, DayQuil, Claritin, and Sudafed are available. A licensed pharmacist is available to help with the best selection. Payment by cash, check, or payroll deduction. For more information, visit http://www.unipharmacy.com or call 3-2154.

 

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.

 

INTERNATIONAL CLUB OF BUSINESS STUDENTS MEETING:

The next ICBS meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the CBB 125. It’s not too late to join. For more information, e-mail cody.myers@gmail.com.

 

PAPPAJOHN NEW VENTURE BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION:

Forms to enter the competition are due by 4 p.m., Dec. 14, to the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. Forms are available at http://www.jpec.org/newven.htm Three student business plans are selected as winners at the state competition and each receives $5,000. The competition will take place on March 27, in Des Moines.

 

CAMP ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT:

A Camp Adventure Leadership Assessment Center (LAC) will start at 8:45 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, in the WRC 204. Work with youth in Germany, Italy, China, Japan and the U.S. Earn 12 credit hours, free airfare/housing and a living stipend. To confirm your attendance at the interview day e-mail hr@campadventure.com.

 

 

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