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Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008

NEWS:

CAR TIRES SLASHED:

Tires on eight cars were slashed on Saturday night, Jan. 26. The cars were parked in the Noehren Hall and Hagemann Hall lots. UNI Police are investigating. If you have any information, please call 3-2712.

 

R & D SCHOOL STUDY POSTED ONLINE:

As a result of Senate File 601, Section 128, passed by the Iowa General Assembly and signed by Gov. Culver in 2007, a Research and Development Prekindergarten through Grade Twelve School Feasibility Study was conducted. The task force submitted its study on Jan. 14. The study is posted at http://www.uni.edu/pres/FeasibilityStudy.pdf

 

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT NOMINATIONS DUE FEB. 1:

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2007-2008 Student Employee of the Year. Nominating outstanding student employees is one of the best ways of recognizing their work for the university. Deadline for submission is Feb. 1. Applications are available at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/pdf/07-08EmpOfYearNom.pdf.

 

DID YOU KNOW?:

Did you know that from 1991-2007, at least 15 recipients of the Iowa School Administrators of the Year award received their training from UNI? Source: College of Education - Dept. of Educational Leadership, Counseling and Postsecondary Education.

 

LUX SERVICE AWARD:

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2008 Lux Service Award. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students who have demonstrated outstanding service to the university. Students with 90 or more credit hours, including graduating seniors, qualify for the award. Visit http://www.unialum.org/lux for complete award requirements and an online nomination form. Nominations must be received by Feb. 15. For more information, contact Amy Mohr at 3-2355 or amy.mohr@uni.edu.

 

FAMILY WEEKEND AND HOMECOMING 2008:

Is your department planning a special event or activity for Family Weekend (Sept. 20) or Homecoming (Oct. 11) in 2008? If so, please contact Amy Mohr at 3-3094 or amy.mohr@uni.edu so the events can be considered in the overall university plans and marketing efforts for these two special weekends.

 

MONITORING WORK STUDY EARNINGS:

There is a new way to find the monitoring reports for your work-study students. Departments should log into Oracle, using the MEMFIS Applications link. Once logged into Oracle, select the appropriate self-service link (i.e. supervisor self-service, timecard manager, etc.). Then, click on "Work Study Monitoring Report." This link leads to all of the work study students for whom you have responsibility. For more information, contact Tim Bakula at 3-2722 or tim.bakula@uni.edu.

 

ART AUCTION SUBMISSIONS:

The UNI V-Day committee is seeking pieces of artwork relating to women's empowerment, prevention of violence against women and gender equality to be auctioned off on Friday, Feb. 22 for V-Week. Profits will go to the V-Day program and its beneficiary, Violence Prevention Services. All art forms accepted. Due date is Friday, Feb. 15. For more information, contact Jessica Lieb at (563) 580-3422.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM:

Michael Licari, associate professor of political science, has been named an Administrative Fellow beginning this semester. The Administrative Development Program provides interested faculty with opportunities to broaden their understanding of, and experience in, higher education administration and to diversify administrative leadership on campus. Licari and Barbara Cutter, also an Administrative Fellow, will serve as part of the Provost's Office administrative team, providing leadership and support for various functions and special projects in Academic Affairs and processing undergraduate student requests. Licari will be involved in advising initiatives and new student and faculty orientation activities. Cutter will continue to chair the Intercollegiate Academics Fund Committee, the Merchant Scholarship Committee and administer the Class of 1957 Heritage Endowment Fund. She also will work on the reaccreditation process for UNI.

 

SERVICE SPEAKS:

Nearly 1,200 people attended one of the four presentations by customer service speaker Nancy Friedman. As a follow up, her book, "50 Little Tips That Make a Big Difference," is available at University Book & Supply. To be added to the list serve, which features a customer service "Tip of the Week," e-mail service.speaks@uni.edu. Past tips and other information are available at http://www.uni.edu/servicespeaks.

 

LIFELONG UNIVERSITY:

UNI’s Lifelong University is gearing up for another semester with classes full of history, culture, spirituality and financial know-how. This program is geared toward the lifelong learner. Share these courses with friends and community groups. For more information about the program and spring courses visit http://www.uni.edu/llu or call University Events Coordination at 3-6899.

 

WINTER CREATIVE DRAMA CLASSES FOR YOUTH:

The Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, is offering creative drama classes for youth beginning Monday, Feb. 4. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis/.

 

SAFETY REMINDER:

Spent LCD projector bulbs are not to be disposed of in the trash because many types of bulbs contain mercury. Instead, they should be boxed (original container preferred) and transported to the UNI warehouse on 27th Street where they will be recycled. For more information, call the Safety Office at 3-3445.

 

UNI HONORS WEEK:

The first-ever Honors Week at UNI will begin April 12. Highlights of the week will include the CSBS Student Research Conference, the Honor Society Expo and Honors Week Presidential Reception, followed by the Honors Ball and University Honors Program Research Day. If your honorary society or academic student organization wishes to participate, send a notice with the group’s name, faculty adviser and contact information to Rachel Herberg at rherberg@uni.edu by Feb. 4.

 

S.A.L.A.D. STUDENT LEADERSHIP SUMMIT NOMINATIONS:

The S.A.L.A.D. (Seeking Alliances through Leadership And Diversity) Leadership Summit is a program that addresses issues of difference. This one-day summit on March 29, includes discussions about stereotypes, values and collaborations that will benefit students working in groups. If you work with students or student organizations, we want to know who you think would benefit from and be a contributor to this program. Students nominated will be asked to answer three short questions to assist in the selection process. Send nominations with the student's name and e-mail address to Alicia Mireles at mirelesa@uni.edu. Only 60 students will be accepted. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter.

 

VOLUNTEER CENTER OF CEDAR VALLEY:

The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley and UNI are piloting a new partnership this semester. Lauren Pelleymounter, assistant director of the Volunteer Center, will staff an office in ITTC 117, within the Office of Academic Assessment, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., every Thursday, beginning Jan. 24. For more information, contact Lauren at 272-2087.

 

STILL TIME TO SIGN UP FOR UNI UP CLOSE:

More than 200 students and their guests have already registered for UNI Up Close. Don't be left out. Last year, your efforts contributed to nearly 240 new students coming to campus in the fall of 2007. To indicate your department's participation, please complete the online form at http://www.uni.edu/admissions/upclose/facultystaff/ by Wednesday, Jan. 30.

 

ORDER FRESH VALENTINE'S TREATS:

Delight your Valentine or treat co-workers to frosted Valentines cookies for $8.49 per dozen, ten assorted homemade truffles for $8.99, or a one-pound assortment of homemade fudge for $9.99. All items are packaged and ready for giving. Place orders online by 2 pm., Monday, Feb. 11, and pick up orders Wednesday, Feb. 13 and Thursday, Feb. 14 at Biscotti’s in Redeker Center, 23rd Street Market in Commons or Prexy’s in Maucker Union. Order online at http://www.uni.edu/dor/cookies.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

FREE TAX ASSISTANCE:

UNI accounting students are providing free income tax assistance again this year through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The program will run from Feb. 11 through April 14, excluding the week of March 17-21 (spring break). Sessions are from 5 to 7 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, in CBB 224. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call the Department of Accounting at 3-2394.

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

This workshop will take place from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required. For more information, call 3-JPEC or e-mail jpec@uni.edu.

 

BRINGING A LAPTOP TO THE LIBRARY?:

Please do! There are many advantages to having it at hand when you study or do research here. There are a number of options to connect to the campus network. Check the Wireless and Hardwired Networking Web page for options. http://www.library.uni.edu/services/wireless.shtml.

 

UNI AMERICAN DEMOCRACY PROJECT SEEKS PROPOSALS FOR FUNDING:

The American Democracy Project is seeking proposals for Constitution Day; the Lincoln Bicentennial (2008-2010);

the Civic Discourse series; and media literacy, including newspapers on campus and in the classroom. The deadline for spring projects is Feb. 12. For details and a funding application visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_012408.shtml

EMPLOYMENT:

P & S VACANCIES:

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

HOURS:

MAUCKER UNION SPRING SEMESTER BUILDING HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/hrs-bsp.shtml

 
SPRING WRC AND HEALTH BEAT HOURS:
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/spring2008.html

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR EILEEN DAMS, HRIS MANAGER:

A retirement reception for Eileen Dams will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, in the Commons Georgian Lounge. Help Human Resources celebrate Eileen's 25 years of service to UNI.

 

UNI OFFICE OF TEACHER EDUCATION TO HOST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENT:

UNI's Office of Teacher Education is hosting a professional development day for all UNI professional education faculty in the teacher education program. The event, "Backmapping to the Future: Listening to the Evidence," will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 29, in the UNI Commons Ballroom. The keynote speaker is Karen Smith, chief operating officer for the National Commissions on Teaching and America's Future. Participants will collaborate with colleagues and identify future initiatives for UNI's Teacher Education program. For more information, contact merrie.schroeder@uni.edu.

 

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Men’s basketball hosts Illinois State at 7:05 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, in McLeod Center. The Panthers host Southern Illinois at 7:05 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, in McLeod Center.

Women’s basketball hosts Southern Illinois at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, in McLeod Center. UNI will host Evansville at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, in McLeod Center.

UNI Track and Field hosts the UNI Invitational all day Friday, Feb. 1, and Saturday, Feb. 2, in the UNI-Dome.

Swimming will host Morningside and Grinnell at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, in the WRC Pool.

Tennis hosts UMKC at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Black Hawk Tennis Club. The Panthers will host Western Illinois at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 3.

 

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

IOWA UP CLOSE EXHIBIT:

Iowa Up Close photography contest submissions will be on display at the University Museum through Jan. 31. Stop by to appreciate the unique views of our home state and the talent of local photographers. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/museum.

 

FOCUS THE NATION:

Focus the Nation at UNI kicks off at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, with a live Web cast of "The 2% Solution" in the John Deere Auditorium of the CBB (room 109). The film, produced with support from the National Wildlife Federation, addresses what it would take for the U.S. to reduce its energy consumption by 2 percent per year for the next 40 years in order to keep global warming to a minimum. A discussion will follow.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE: '30 DAYS OF NIGHT':

The blockbuster "30 Days of Night," starring Josh Hartnett and Melissa George, will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

COMPUTATIONAL ARTIST IRA GREENBERG PRESENTS THE CREATIVE POTENTIAL OF CODE:

Ira Greenberg teaches in the Interactive Media Studies program at Miami University. He has worked in industry and academia across various disciplines including painting, 2-D and 3-D animation, interactive design, print design, multimedia development and software engineering. His current work builds on organic forms and fuses perception and the algorithmic process, creating wildly imaginative imagery with code. He also takes the syntax of poetry, converts it to data, and translates that data into visual images. He will discuss his journey from art to math and back again at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, in the KAB 111.


NATURAL RESOURCE RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT SEMINAR:

Cindy Cambardella, from the National Soil Tilth Lab, Iowa State University, will discuss "Carbon Sequestration and Nutrient Cycling in Restorations" at 3:30 p.m., Wednedsay, Jan. 30, in the Tallgrass Prairie Center, Room 9. Her presentation is an overview of carbon sequestration and nutrient cycling in perennial landscapes, including prairie reconstruction sites, savanna restoration sites, shelter belts, and riparian buffers. This is the first in a series of seminars on natural resource research and management. Sponsored by the Tallgrass Prairie Center.

 

UNI VIOLENCE INTERVENTION SERVICES JANUARY SPOTLIGHT: 'STALKING... GOT KNOWLEDGE?':

Presented by Dave Zarifis, director, UNI Public Safety, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the
Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Zarifis will share information and insights from his unique law enforcement perspective relating to this important topic. There will be time at the end for questions. UNI Violence Intervention Services information and resources will be available as well. This presentation is sponsored by the UNI Interfraternity Council, UNI Panhellenic Council, UNI Department of Public Safety, and UNI University Health Services.

 

SIGMA XI SPEAKER:

Vicki Grassian, University of Iowa, will discuss "Environmental and Health Impacts of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, in MSH 201. Issues associated with understanding environmental and health impacts of nanoscience and nanotechnology will be discussed and the field of nanotoxicology will be introduced. For more information, contact Laura Strauss at laura.strauss@uni.edu or 3-6139. Refreshments will be provided.

 

FOCUS THE NATION TEACH-IN:

On Jan. 30 and 31, UNI will participate in Focus the Nation, an unprecedented teach-in on global warming solutions with more than 1,300 participating schools and organizations. For a list of the teach-in sessions visit

http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_012108.shtml

 

DEPARTMENT SEMINAR:

The Earth Science Department presents William Stigliani, director of the UNI CEEE, at 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, in LAT 125. Stigliani will discuss "Human Health Effects: Emissions of Particulate Matter from Coal-Fired Power Plants and the Role of the Black Hawk County Board of Health." All are invited.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

W-CF SYMPHONY:

Treat your Valentine to "Shakespeare in Love," featuring music based on two of his popular love-themed plays. Principal Flute Claudia Anderson will solo on a recent American flute concerto. This performance will take place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, in the GBPAC. Ticket prices range from $19 for adults; $9 for students. For more information, call 3-4TIX or visit http://wcfsymphony.org.

 

'THE CRUCIBLE':

Theatre UNI and the School of Music present "The Crucible," an opera based on the play by Arthur Miller. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 7, 9, and 15 and 2 p.m., Feb. 17, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for youth and free for UNI students with ID. For more information, call 3-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: FACULTY ARTIST SHOWCASE:

UNI School of Music faculty artists and friends in a chamber music showcase will kick off the spring Spotlight Series Concerts at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5 in the GBPAC Great Hall. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for non-UNI students. For tickets, or for more information, call 3-4TIX.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

WORDS OF WELLNESS:

The February Words of Wellness (UNI employee wellness newsletter from Wellness and Recreation Services) is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/empwell/wow/. The UNI Energy Conservation Committee is now sponsoring two pages of each issue, focused on environmental wellness. To be added to the Wellness mailing list, e-mail kathy.green@uni.edu or call 3-6921 with your name and UNI ID number.

 
WRS FITNESS AND LEISURE CLASSES:

WRS fitness and leisure classes have started but it's not too late to sign up. Many classes are still available. Classes begin as early as 6:30 a.m. and go until 10 p.m. There are 53 different low-cost sections to choose from. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis.

 

SPRING TRAINING ONLINE FITNESS PROGRAM:

The WRS Fitness and Leisure program is offering an online wellness program that gives you the tips, skills and incentives to lead a healthier, more productive life. Using a baseball theme, earn singles, doubles, triples and home runs for healthy choices you make each day. Look at your overall wellness, make behavior changes and be rewarded. You will receive a T-shirt or gym bag upon completion. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitleis or contact dana.foster@uni.edu.

 

INTUITIVE EATING WORKSHOP:

Are you a chronic dieter? Would you like to learn how to eat right? WRS is sponsoring an Intuitive Eating Workshop from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Feb. 5 through March 11. Participants will learn how to reject a diet mentality and practice the principles of intuitive eating. For more information, or to register, call Joan Thompson at 3-2198.

 

IRONMAN TRIATHLON:

Sign up for the Wellness and Recreation Services Sixth Ironman Triathlon Challenge, a fitness incentive program. Registration begins Monday, Jan. 28, in WRC 101. Entry fee is $15. Completing your selected event nets you a commemorative T-shirt and certificate of achievement. For details, visit www.uni.edu/wellrec and click on upcoming events, or contact Tim Klatt at timothy.klatt@uni.edu

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD:

Students interested in event planning and making a difference on campus should apply to join the Campus Activities Board (CAB). Applications are available online at http://www.uni.edu/maucker/. Applications are due Tuesday, Feb. 5.

 

VOTE IN STUDENT GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS:

Pernell "PJ" Cezar Jr. and Clarence Lobdell III are announcing their candidacy for UNI student body president and vice president. To learn more about their platform, visit http://www.Cezar-Lobdell.com or http://www.KeepingStudentsFirst.com. Be sure to log on to MyUniverse and vote for your future student body leaders on Feb. 26 and 27.

 

CAPSTONE IN NICARAGUA:

The Nicaragua summer capstone class "Socio-Economic Reality of Central America" is an experiential capstone learning course that enables students to work alongside citizens in a developing country. Program dates are May 13 through May 24. For more information, contact Chris Schrage at 3-2126 or christine.schrage@uni.edu. To register, contact the Study Abroad office at 3-7078. Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 1.

 

FIRST SAVE MEETING:

Students Against a Violent Environment (SAVE) will hold its first meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, in the Maucker Union College Eye Room. Get involved in an important cause, meet new people, be creative, put your skills to work for a resume builder, be a leader and make a difference at UNI. All UNI students welcome. Snacks will be provided. For more information, e-mail mark.rowe@uni.edu.

 

HOMECOMING COMMITTEE LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS:

The Homecoming Committee is a group of students who plan the homecoming week activities. Events include window painting, Panther Pride Cry, Panther scramble, pep rally and the parade. Applications are available online at http://www.uni.edu/maucker/ and are due by Jan. 31. For more information, contact 3-6849.

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH JEOPARDY:

Student organizations will compete in a Black History Month trivia game at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the CME (MAU 109). Six student organizations will participate, and slots will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. You may have up to four participants per organization. The winning team of each round will win $100 (courtesy of the CME), towards its next on-campus activity. Refreshments will be provided. To sign up, contact Bobbi-Jo Guenther at bbg10@uni.edu with your organization name and names of participating team members.

 

 

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