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Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007

NEWS:

CAMPUS SECURITY/ARMING UNI POLICE:

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, recently approved the request for campus police at the three state universities to be armed while on duty. Arming campus police officers is one part of a larger plan developed by the institutions to ensure safer campus environments. At UNI, these measures include the installation of an electronic rapid notification system, an outdoor loudspeaker notification system, additional counselors, additional police officers, campus-wide education sessions about critical incidents, and a transparent review of Department of Public Safety use-of-force policies and procedures. See full text at

http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/pubsaf/documents/arming_police.pdf

 

SELLOUT EXPECTED FOR SATURDAY'S FCS PLAYOFF GAME:

Saturday's Football Championship Series quarter-final game against The University of Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens is expected to sell out. However, there may be a few tickets available on Friday after the visiting team gets its allotment. If UNI gets tickets back, they'll be available on Friday at the UNItix box office at the UNI-Dome. See full news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3315

 

INTERCOLLEGIATE ACADEMICS TRAVEL/RESEARCH FUND:

The Intercollegiate Academics Fund (IAF) is a yearly allocation of Student Activity Fee money that exists to promote and support intercollegiate academic travel and research expenses for UNI students. The next funding request deadline is Thursday, Dec. 6. IAF Guidelines and Fund Request Forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/iaf or from the Forms Repository. For more information, contact Cheryl Nedrow at cheryl.nedrow@uni.edu or 3-2519.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Read the Des Moines Register's coverage of presidential candidate Joe Biden's visit to UNI's Education Forum.

http://tinyurl.com/yuthea

 

UNI UP CLOSE - VISIT DAYS FOR ADMITTED STUDENTS:

UNI Up Close will be held on Feb. 8 and Feb. 22.  Faculty, staff and student organizations can review the schedule and begin planning their participation by visiting http://www.uni.edu/admissions/upclose/facultystaff/.  Questions?  Contact Amy Schipper at amy.schipper@uni.edu or 3-2281.

 

CELL PHONE DRIVE:

The Northern Iowa Family Services Organization is sponsoring a cell phone drive for Seeds of Hope. Used cell phones will be programmed for 911 calls and donated to victims of domestic violence. If you have a cell phone to donate, please bring it to Latham Hall, Room 235 or contact Elaine Eshbaugh at elaine.eshbaugh@uni.edu.

 

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

Vote now for UNI 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.

 

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 for donated items. International Services and the Wesley Foundation are organizing this drive. To make a donation, contact Ross Schupbach at ross.schupbach@uni.edu.

 

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. For more information, eligibility and application, visit http://www.uni.edu/facultyinstitutes/GRADinstitutes/imagecreation.htm or contact the coordinator at defrancisco@uni.edu or 3-2748. Application deadline is Dec. 7. 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 about faculty, staff, or graduate assistants, contact Judy Dieken at 3-2422; 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 3-2188.

 

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:

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

CLICKERS IN THE CLASSROOM:

Does your class or group meet in a lecture hall? Are you interested in using clickers (aka 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.

 

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.

 

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:

WRC:

The Wellness/Recreation Center will close early Saturday, Dec.1, due to the Division 1 FCS 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:

UNI FORUM FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF:

Rep. Kressig is hosting a forum for students, faculty, and staff to share their concerns and ideas, as well as ask questions. Iowa Board of Regents President Pro-Tem David Miles also will be there to share his thoughts and listen to you. The forum will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room.

 

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.

 

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.

 

RETIREMENT RECEPTION:

A reception to honor Julia Wallace, dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, for her years of service to UNI will take place from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Georgian Lounge and Sun Porch, Commons. Wallace has been with the university since 1978. Wish her well as she takes on her new position as executive vice president and provost at Central Michigan University.

 

OLD FASHIONED SCHOOLHOUSE CHRISTMAS:

Experience the joys of the season circa 1922 with crafts, caroling and historical memories from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Marshall Center One-Room School.

 

CELEBRATE THE SEASONS:

"Celebrate the Seasons" from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6. Enjoy free sleigh rides around campus, free refreshments, as well as activities and demonstrations from celebrations around the world. Santa also will visit. For more information, call 3-2683.

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

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

Panther football will host Delaware in the NCAA Quarterfinal at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, in the UNI-Dome.

Men's basketball hosts Loyola Chicago at 7:05 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, in McLeod Center.

Wrestling hosts the UNI Open at 9 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 2, in McLeod Center.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/FILMS:

THURSDAZE MOVIE - HAIRSPRAY:

"Hairspray," starring John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer and Christopher Walken, will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

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 the WRC Room 252. Having taught for 25 years in the West and 26 in the East, Chen provides a unique perspective. He also is 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.

 

GOTERA POETRY READING:

Vince Gotera, professor of English, will give a poetry reading from his new book "Fighting Kite" at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, in BAK 161. This event is part of UNI's Writers Talk Reading Series. The presentation is free and open to the public.

PERFORMING ARTS:

'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 3-4TIX (3-4849) or visit http://www.bestofbroadwayunista.com.

 

GEORGE WALKER SOCIETY CHRISTMAS SPIRITUALS CONCERT:

The UNI 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.

 
KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Brian Joens will perform songs from his latest release, "Dirt Road Radio," at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, in KUNI's studios in the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

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 3-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.

 

FROG & TOAD:

The GBPAC will host a jazzy, musical rendition of Arnold Lobel’s award-winning children’s book series "Frog and Toad" at 1 and 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9. For tickets, or for more information, call 3-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.

 

WELLNESS/REC:

EAP HOLIDAY HELP:

The holidays can be a difficult time for many in terms of stress, sadness and grief. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can be of help both professionally and personally. Services are confidential and employees who qualify for insurance benefits through UNI can receive six free counseling sessions per year as well as any immediate, dependent family members. Call the Allen EAP to schedule an appointment at 235-3550 or 1-800-235-HELP. For more information, call Deedra Dahlager, UNI's EAP liaison, at 3-7162.

 

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.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

DE-STRESS DAYS:

Wellness/Recreation Services staff will be on site in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom offering free mini massages. Also available will be Cedar Bend Humane Society animals (located near Chats), a labyrinth to walk and much more. De-Stress Days will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10, through Wednesday, Dec. 12.

 

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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