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Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

NEWS:

BUBSER APPOINTED DEAN:

Reinhold Bubser has been appointed dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, effective immediately, for a renewable term of three years. Bubser has served as interim dean of the college since 2005.

 
DID YOU KNOW?:

UNI has the largest undergraduate early childhood education program in Iowa. In 2006 the Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education, housed at UNI, received a $1.7 million grant for four years from the National Science Foundation for an inquiry-based physical science curriculum for young children (known as Ramps and Pathways). More than 750 education professionals have attended UNI's early childhood science education workshops. Source: College of Education Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education.

 

BEWARE OF TAX SCAMS VIA E-MAIL:

UNI's ITS-Network Services has been contacted about a new tax scam via e-mail. Use extreme caution with any e-mail messages claiming to be from the federal government with the prospect of receiving a tax rebate. Do not click on any links in suspect e-mail messages or provide personal information. Congress hasn't approved the tax-rebate plan yet, and the IRS will never ask for your personal information on the phone or via e-mail. Although UNI's ITS-Network Services personnel are doing everything they can to filter and quarantine these messages, about 200 e-mails were delivered the morning of Jan. 29, before the rules were in place. Since e-mail spammers and phishers often switch domains to keep their spam going, the message may appear again from a different domain. For more information, contact Viviana Dragu at viviana.dragu@uni.edu.

 

VOLUNTEER USHERS NEEDED:

Volunteer ushers are needed for four performances of "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 at 2 p.m., Feb. 17, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Ushers greet patrons, distribute programs and help people to their seats. Volunteers will receive a free ticket to the performance. To volunteer, call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 3-6381 or e-mail jascenna.haislet@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

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: DISPOSING OF USED PROJECTOR BULBS:

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.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

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.

 

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:

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

DIANE HEADINGTON, UNI HEAD CASHIER IS RETIRING:

After 36 years of service Diane Headington is retiring. You are invited to say farewell at an open house in her honor from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, in the Office of Business Operations, 1148 Campbell Hall. There will be a short program at 2:30 p.m.

 

DAY OF ASHURA (NOAH'S PUDDING) CELEBRATION:

The Turkish Student Association will present a program on Ashura (Noah's Pudding Celebration) at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom C. This event includes information on the historical significance of Ashura and an Ashura cooking contest. Ashura and other Turkish food will be served.

 

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER ATHLETICS:

Men’s basketball hosts 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:

PHOTO EXHIBITIONS:

The UNI Gallery of Art presents "World Views" and "Pictures from St. Petersburg" through Feb. 7. "World Views" features renowned photographers Tina Barney, Linda Connor, Andrew Moore and JoAnn Verburg. "Pictures from St. Petersburg" features new work by UNI Professor of Art Richard Colburn created during an academic exchange in St. Petersburg, Russia. All events are free and open to the public.

 

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:

FOCUS THE NATION TEACH-IN:

On Jan. 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.

 

'NEWS TALK' TO DISCUSS COVERAGE OF HILLARY CLINTON FEB. 2:

"News Talk" is holding a discussion on the news coverage of Hillary Clinton from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, at University Book and Supply. Victoria DeFrancisco will lead the discussion. Sponsored by American Democracy Project/Provost's Office, University Book and Supply, Leadership Studies, Communication Studies, Educational and Student Services, and Student Leadership Center. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or yla@uni.edu.

 

CROW FORUM:

A CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, Feb. 4, in the Maucker Union North Room. Christopher Larimer, Department of Political Science, will discuss "Balancing Ambition and Gender among Decision Makers." The Women's and Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women and Gender Forum Series. All are invited to attend.

 

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.

 

KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Mike and Amy Finders will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. They blend acoustic bluegrass, folk and country styles with their award-winning original songs. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

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.

 

NORTHERN FESTIVAL OF BANDS:

The UNI School of Music will present the Northern Festival of Bands in the GBPAC Great Hall. The Northern Iowa Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8, and festival band and soloists will perform at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9. This annual event hosts nearly 50 schools and more than 250 individual students for a festival of bands and band music. Saturday's concert will be ticketed. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

 

KUNI 2008 WINTER BLUES BLOWOUT:

The Legendary Rhythm and Blues Revue will roll into Waterloo’s Electric Park Ballroom for the KUNI 2008 Winter Blues Blowout on Feb. 9. Tommy Castro has gathered two of his favorite cruising musicians for an explosive show that features former J. Geils Band founding member Magic Dick as well as 2007 Blues Music Awards finalist Deanna Bogart. Showtime is 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.

 

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL:

Guest artists Emily Vardanyan, violin, and Lee Schmitz, piano, will offer a recital at 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

BLOOD LIPID PROFILE (BCP) SCREENING:

Blood lipid profile (BCP) screening will take place from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the WRC Main Corridor. Blood is drawn to test for 23 components including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, blood sugar, iron, etc. Cost is $20 for BCP; $10 extra for prostate test (PSA); $5 extra for thyroid test (TSH). Pay by cash or check only. To schedule an appointment, call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 
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:

FIRST SAVE MEETING RESCHEDULED:

Due to bad weather Tuesday night, the Students Against a Violent Environment (SAVE) meeting has been rescheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, 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. Free snacks will be provided. For more information, e-mail mark.rowe@uni.edu.

 

CIRCLE K:

Thursday, Jan. 31, Circle K will present the candidates running for student body president/VP. The meeting will take place at 5 p.m., in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. Stick around after to learn about Circle K and its plans for this semester. For more information, e-mail jquinnr@uni.edu.

 
JACK KENT COOKE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GRADUATE SCHOOL:

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation will award scholarships to help students with exceptional promise and demonstrated financial need attend graduate school. Must have financial need, cumulative GPA of 3.50 or better, plan to attend graduate school in fall 2008 and be nominated by UNI. UNI students who wish to be considered should visit http://www.jackkentcookefoundation.org to learn more about the program and to begin the online application process. All applications must be completed online by Feb. 18, after which a UNI selection committee will choose UNI's nominees and submit their materials to the JKC Foundation by the Foundation's deadline of March 14. For more information, contact Betty DeBerg at 3-6221 or betty.deberg@uni.edu.

 

2007-2008 OUTSTANDING GRADUATE PAPER AWARD IN WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES:

Current UNI graduate students from all departments and programs are eligible to apply for this award. The author of the winning paper will receive $100. Deadline for the paper is Feb. 15. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/womenstudies or contact Phyllis Baker at 3-7102.

 

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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