Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008
BASH WITH BEN 3:
Join Ben and Pat Allen for the third annual Bash with Ben, a fall campus celebration. Join the Allens, NISG President Pernell Cezar and new Athletic Director Troy Dannen from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, for a picnic lunch on the Campanile Plaza.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & PROVOST SEARCH UPDATE:
The Executive Vice President & Provost Search Committee and search firm have continued work this summer preparing for the search and recruiting of prospective candidates. On-campus interviews for the executive vice president & provost candidates are tentatively scheduled for Nov. 3 through 14. For more information about the search, visit http://www.uni.edu/execvpsearch/updates.shtml
GRADUATE FACULTY AWARDS:
Application materials for professional development leave and summer fellowship are now available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/development.aspx and http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/fellowship.aspx. Professional Development application materials are due in the Graduate College, Lang 110 by Friday, Sept. 26. Summer fellowship application materials are due by Friday, Oct. 31. Contact the Graduate College at 3-2748 if you have questions.
UPDATING THE 2008-2009 CAMPUS PHONE BOOK: OFFICE INFO ONLY:
Changes for the new phone book, sections A) Office Directory, pages 5-12; B) Campus Governance Group, page 12; C) UNI fax numbers, pages 13-14; and D) Departmental Web sites, pages 15-16, can be made at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/phonebook/. Deadline for these changes is Friday, Sept. 5. If you have questions, contact Janis Jehle at 3-2761 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAMPUS GUESTS CAN USE THE WRC:
WRS welcomes guests to campus. If your department has on-campus guests for one day, up to a full school year, please review the process to arrange for their use of Wellness and Recreation facilities and services at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/user_policy/guests.html.
ONLINE AUCTION ITEMS:
UNI is offering three vehicles for sale on Public Surplus (www.publicsurplus.com). They are: 1995 Ford F-350 truck, 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 truck, and 1995 Mercury Villager van. Also for sale are two mowers, a disc, a shoot away, a baritone sax and several camera tripods. More information is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/pubsale.shtml or contact Vince at 3-3527 or email@example.com for bidding information. You may see the vehicles on the hill by the bullpen near the Power Plant.
FREE TONER FOR HP 4550:
The following toner cartridges for an HP 4550 printer are being offered free to campus departments: two C4191 A, black; two 4194A, yellow: two 4193, magenta; and one 4192, cyan. Please call 3-2567 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if your department can use these cartridges.
UNIVERSITY REACCREDITATION--CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS:
Every 10 years, UNI conducts a self-study in preparation for reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. That process is now underway. Beverly Kopper, associate provost for academic affairs and chair of the self-study, is seeking faculty, staff and students to participate in this process and serve on one of the five self-study committees: Mission and Integrity; Preparing for the Future; Student Learning and Effective Teaching; Acquisition, Discovery, and Application of Knowledge; and Engagement & Service. For more information visit: http://www.uni.edu/accreditation/. If interested, contact Shirley Uehle at email@example.com or 3-2778.
JOIN UNI SPEAKERS BUREAU:
UNI's Speakers Bureau offers more than 200 presentations. Faculty and staff wishing to add presentations can visit the UNI Speakers Bureau Web site at www.uni.edu/pubrel/speakers, contact Lindsey Rhodes in University Marketing & Public Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 3-6728. Hundreds of citizens benefited from faculty and staff expertise this past year.
VOLUNTEER CENTER OF CEDAR VALLEY:
The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley (VCCV) will staff a satellite office on campus from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Thursday in the Student Involvement and Activities Center of Maucker Union. Learn about some 200 volunteer opportunities. E-mail volunteerUNI@vccv.org with questions.
'EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION' ELECTRONIC MAGAZINE:
The College of Education has released the fourth issue of UNI's College of Education "Excellence in Education" electronic magazine. The magazine provides news about College of Education programs to current, past and prospective students and is a forum for teacher education professionals to share information with others. Visit http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/uni/coe-summer08/. To receive a print copy of the magazine, contact email@example.com.
ARTIST RESIDENCIES FOR SCHOOLS:
The Iowa Arts Council and the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center support arts-education opportunities that expand or enhance classroom learning for greater student achievement. They are accepting applications from Iowa schools for an artist to visit for five consecutive days during the upcoming academic year. Visit http://www.gbpac.com/outreach/classroom.shtml for more information.
Want to learn about the world? Want to volunteer but have little time to spare? Be a conversation partner. American conversation partners meet one hour per week with a student to help him or her practice speaking English. It's a great opportunity to learn about another culture. If interested, contact Sally Calcara at firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS:
This free workshop will be offered from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.,Tuesday, Sept. 9, in BCS 30. Registration is required. Call 3-JPEC (5732) or e-mail email@example.com.
BLACKBOARD/WEBCT SYSTEM MAINTENANCE:
The Blackboard/WebCT learning management and electronic portfolio system will be unavailable beginning at 6 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 30. Maintenance will be completed and service restored by 10 a.m. This maintenance is required to switch from a single-application server to a load-balanced multi-server system.
INTERNAL DEADLINE FOR BHCGA GRANTS:
The internal deadline for the Black Hawk County Gaming Association Oct. 1 grant funding cycle is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2. For instructions on applying to the internal selection process and for more information on the BHCGA grants, please contact Hillery Oberle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-3961.
FALL 2008 ONLINE COURSE REQUESTS:
UNI faculty using the Blackboard/WebCT learning management system for the fall semester who have not requested an online course should submit their request(s) using the Web form located at http://elearning.uni.edu/forms/course_request.html
DEADLINE FOR NEH SUMMER STIPEND NOMINATION:
The deadline to compete for the two UNI faculty nominations to the National Endowment for the Humanities' Summer Stipend Program, a $6,000 award, is 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 15. For more information on the nomination process, visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/grants/NEH.htm or contact Hillery Oberle at email@example.com or 3-3961.
NEW HOURS FOR PREXY'S IN MAUCKER UNION:
Avanti is open until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday; Flares Burrito Bar open until 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; Flares Grill open until 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday; Café Fresco open until 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Venues are open until 3 p.m. Friday. http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/hours/index.htm
LIBRARY HOURS OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND:
TICKETS ON SALE FOR JOHN DOMINIC CROSSAN BENEFIT LECTURE:
Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Philosophy & World Religions Scholarship Benefit Lecture, "The Kingdom of God in a Time of Terror: Jesus & the Roman Empire," by renowned historian John Dominic Crossan. The lecture will be held Monday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. in Lang Auditorium. Tickets are $30, and are tax deductible. Call 3-6221, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by Baker 135 for tickets, paying by cash, check or credit card.
VISIONS OF AFRICA: ART AND RITUAL:
Discover the beauty of carved masks and sculptures from west and central Africa in this unique exhibit, "Visions of Africa: Art and Ritual," at the University Museum, 3219 Hudson Road. Visit www.uni.edu/museum for more information or call 3-2188. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday.
ART GALLERY TO HIGHLIGHT PIECES FROM PERMANENT COLLECTION:
"Highlights from the Collection," a selection of works from the UNI Permanent Art Collection, will run from Aug. 25 through Sept. 21. Featured objects include the abstract expressionist painting titled "No. 6" by Philip Guston, Japanese woodcut prints, Edgerton photographs, and Rembrandt etchings, as well as recent acquisitions. Co-curator Charles M. Adelman will lecture on "Highlights from the UNI Permanent Art Collection: Some Observations" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, in KAB 111.
DRY RUN CREEK CLEAN UP:
Help clean up a section of Dry Run Creek on the UNI campus at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2. Work will start from the foot bridge at Panther Parkway south of University Avenue and proceed down the creek to the foot bridge behind the CEEE. Recent flooding has left the creek in desperate need of clean up. Pizza and refreshments will be served afterwards. Register online at www.rrttc.com. If you have any questions, call Jenny Bruss at 3-3689.
NEWS TALK ON GEORGIA-RUSSIA CONFLICT:
Political Science Professor Dhirendra Vajpeyi will lead a discussion for News Talk on the Georgia-Russia conflict on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at University Book and Supply. News Talk meets the first Saturday of the month and is intended to promote critical reading and discussion of the news. See http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_082608.shtml for more details. For further information, contact Gerri Perreault 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.
CLOSE-UP ON DIVERSITY: 'AUTHENTICITY AND INCLUSION':
The Center for Multicultural Education and Maucker Union will host "Close-Up on Diversity: Authenticity and Inclusion" series of events, Sept. 8-12, including a cultural festival, slam poetry, immigration and diversity panel, film screenings and roundtable discussion, international opportunities fair and international house of coffee. The keynote address, "Authenticity and Politics in Life," will feature Norma T. Hollis. For more information visit www.uni.edu/cme or call Athena Clayborne at 3-2250.
CEDAR VALLEY DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS:
Monday, Sept. 8, the AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss meets at 4:30 p.m. at the UNI Museum to discuss "The Man Who Fed the World" by Leon Hesser. Self-Help International Director Merry Fredrick is the speaker. It's not necessary to have read the book.
I-RENEW ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY EXPO:
The Iowa Renewable Energy Association will hold its 17th annual Energy & Sustainability EXPO Sept. 13-14 at the CEEE. The EXPO features some 70 workshops and 80 vendors on renewable energy, green building, renewable fuels, energy-efficiency technology, sustainable living, electric cars and more. Demonstrations of wind power, electric cars, solar hot water and solar electricity will be held. Admission is $10 per person, per day. I-Renew members are admitted free; you can join I-Renew at the door. Expo hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, and 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14.
DISASTER RELIEF SWING-A-THON:
The UNI chapter of SAI will host a fundraiser for Iowa flood and tornado victims at 8 p.m., Sept. 13, in the GBPAC Lobby. The Disaster Relief Swing-A-Thon ends at 6 a.m., Sunday, Sept.14. The goal is to help music programs affected by floods and tornados. The UNI and UI Swing Clubs along with Step Into Swing from Des Moines will be present throughout the night teaching lessons and doing demonstrations. The night will also include food, contests, a raffle drawing, and silent auction. A $10 donation is requested. For more information, visit www.saiswingathon.com or www.uni.edu/studentorgs/sai/swingathon.
CONSTITUTION DAY SPEAKER:
The Constitution Day speaker is Jules Lobel, vice president of the Center for Constitutional Rights and professor of Law at University of Pittsburgh. Lobel will be on campus for three events, one on Sept. 18 and two on Sept. 19. http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_082808.shtml For more information, contact Philosophy and World Religions (3-6221) or Harry Brod (3-2693). For information on Constitution Day planning, contact Gerri Perreault, 3-6898 (YLA@UNI.edu).
FANTASY FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT:
The Fantasy Football Tournament is for students, faculty, staff, spouses and retirees. Registration: Thursday and Friday, Sept. 4 and 5, in WRC 161. A $5 entry fee is due with registration. Play begins Monday, Sept. 8. E-mail contact will be made by 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 8, with password and league user name.
OPEN CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:
The tournament will take place at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14. Entry forms are available in WRC 161. Entries are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, WRC 161. Entry fee is $20 per team (cash, check or u-bill). Open to students, faculty, staff, spouses and retirees. For more information, call 3-7262.
3 V 3 SOCCER:
"Just for Kicks" (JfK), a UNI program to train youth soccer coaches and players, is hosting a three-on-three soccer tournament from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, at the UNI soccer practice fields on West 27th Street. Teams will be placed into divisions based on age, gender and playing experience. There are six divisions for both men and women, under 10, 12, 14, 16, 19 and adult, as of August 2008. The top two teams in each division will receive awards, and all participants will receive a JfK T-shirt. There is a maximum of five players per team, and a team fee of $125. Registration is due by Friday, Sept. 5. Contact email@example.com for registration forms.
SIGN UP FOR FITNESS/LEISURE CLASSES:
Join a fitness/leisure class today. There are 52 different sessions from which to choose. Classes start as early as 6:30 a.m., and as late as 9:45 p.m. Aerobics, cycling, yoga, pilates, boot camp, water fitness classes and more are offered through Wellness and Recreation Services. Low-cost and convenient; sign up with a friend. www.uni.edu/wellrec
TELL YOUR STUDENTS :
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR I-RENEW EXPO:
Volunteers are needed to help with the I-Renew EXPO taking place at the CEEE. Help is needed for afternoon/evening set-up on Friday, Sept. 13. Help also is needed to monitor workshops from 9 a.m. to noon, and 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, and from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15. If interested, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Even if volunteers cannot work a whole shift, they can help for a portion of the time.
UNI VOLUNTEER FAIR:
Want to make a difference? Come to the UNI Volunteer Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. UNI volunteer organizations as well as those from off campus will be present to offer UNI students opportunities to make a difference in the Cedar Valley.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS:
The Math Center, located in the Academic Learning Center, is seeking tutors in all areas of mathematics up to Calculus I. Ability and experience tutoring students in physics, chemistry, business statistics, math for the biological sciences, analysis for business students and statistics for the life sciences is a plus. Students who have been awarded federal work study are encouraged to apply. Starting rate is $9 per hour and evening hours are available. Contact Marieta Cardamone at 3-2361 for an application. Completed applications are due by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9. Interviews will begin Thursday, Sept. 11.
INTERNSHIPS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE:
Internships are available working with U.S. Department of Defense Child Development Centers in Germany, Italy, England, Belgium, Hawaii or Florida for fall 2008 and spring 2009 semesters. Travel, housing and a living stipend are paid. The internship includes 12 credit hours (undergraduate or graduate) from UNI. Students are eligible to apply for an education award of up to $2,300 from AmeriCorps*ProCorps (award is prorated based on number of days on location). Prior experience working with children is required. To apply, e-mail Susan Edginton at Susan.Edginton@uni.edu. Briefly describe your experiences working with children as well as your educational background. The subject line should say: UNI/OL INTERNSHIP.
OPEN VOLLEYBALL TRYOUT:
UNI Women's Volleyball Team will hold an open tryout for all interested students from 4:15 to 5 p.m.,Tuesday, Sept. 2, on the McLeod Center main court. The tryout will include some physical and technical testing, as well as game play (depending on number of students trying out). Contact Kalani Mahi, assistant volleyball coach, at 3-6480 for more details.
Students Against a Violent Environment (SAVE) will hold its kick-off meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, in the Maucker Union Presidential 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 and beyond. All UNI students welcome. There will be free snacks. E-mail email@example.com for more information.
All students are welcome to gather in Russell Hall Room 116 and join in the singing of spirituals. Rehearsals are every Tuesday, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sept. 2 and 9. Thereafter, rehearsals will be 7 to 8 p.m. Music and/or lyric sheets will be provided.
STUDENT FOOTBALL TICKET DISTRIBUTION:
This season, current UNI students must pick up a ticket prior to each home football game. Go to http://unipanthers.cstv.com/tickets/student-fb-ticket-dist.html for details on when and where tickets will be distributed. Student must bring a current I.D. to receive a ticket. Tickets are now available for the Sept. 6 home game against South Dakota. Visit the ticket office locations at the McLeod Center or GBPAC. UNItix will be in Maucker Union distributing tickets from 1 to 6 p.m., Sept. 2 and 3, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 5.
200:017 FIELD EXPERIENCE ORIENTATION:
All students planning to take 200:017 Exploring Teaching this fall must attend one of the following orientation sessions in SEC 245: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27; or 8-9 a.m., Thursday, Aug 28; or 3:30-4:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28. Students who fail to attend one of these sessions may not be allowed to take the 200:017 field experience this semester, and this may delay their entry into the teacher education program by one semester.
PSE INFORMATIONAL MEETING:
Think about joining PSE, a national professional fraternity in sales and marketing. PSE is open to all majors.
Learn how PSE helps you to stand out from others in your major who are applying for the same jobs as you. Attend an informational meeting at 8:30 p.m., in CBB 23, Thursday, Sept. 4, or Wednesday, Sept. 10. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/pse/index.html or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
STUDENT LEADERSHIP CENTER KICK-OFF:
The Student Leadership Center Kick-Off will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballrooms A & B. The event will include information about programs for the year, a keynote speaker (Scott Raecker), and free food. Visit www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter to learn more.
TEACHER EDUCATION ORIENTATION:
All students planning to enter the Teacher Education Program must attend one of the following orientation sessions: 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2; 8 to 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3; or 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3. Students who fail to attend one of these sessions may find their admission to the Teacher Education Program delayed.
MOCK INTERVIEW & RESUME CRITIQUE WEEK:
Mock interviews and resume critiques will be held on Sept. 9, 10 and 11. Practice with professionals from 14 businesses and organizations to receive feedback on your resume and interview skills. Login to CareerLink at www.uni.edu/careerservices to select the employer(s) and time of your choice. This event is open to all majors, freshmen through graduate students. Deadline for reserving an interview slot is Sept. 5. Contact Laura Wilson in Career Services at email@example.com for more information.
USE THE PANTHER SHUTTLE SAFERIDE:
Are you looking for a safe, free, alternative means of transportation to and from College Hill and Main Street this weekend? Try the NISG Panther Shuttle SafeRide. SafeRide runs every Friday and Saturday during the academic year from 9:15 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. For a full schedule, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/
Northern Iowa Student Government welcomes comments/suggestions about this program. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
OSHA BLOOD BORN PATHOGEN TRAINING OFFERED:
This one-hour training is required for all students completing PK-12 school experiences. This training is free and will be offered at the following times on Friday, Sept. 5 in SEC 245: 8-8:50; 9-9:50; 1-1:50; and 2:50 p.m. No registration is required. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education (273-2265 or 273-2236).
THE WORD IS...FRIENDSHIPS:
According to the latest research, one-third of first year college students report getting homesick. It’s normal. But, you can beat it. Attend welcome events on campus, in your house, and in your hall this week. It’s a great way to meet friends.http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/