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Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008

NEWS:

ALERT SYSTEM TO BE TESTED:

A routine test of UNI's emergency notification system, UNI Alert, will take place at approximately 8:50 a.m., Monday, Sept. 15. Please update your emergency contact information at http://www.uni.edu/resources/alert/faq.shtml

 

PRESIDENT'S HIGHER EDUCATION COMMUNITY SERVICE HONOR ROLL:

The university intends to apply for inclusion in this year’s President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service in Washington, D.C. UNI has already received the Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification for both Curricular Engagement and Outreach & Partnerships. In light of that recognition and consistent with President Allen’s priorities, faculty and staff are asked to complete the community service projects inventory at http://www.ir.uni.edu/surveys/communityservice/ by Friday, Sept. 12. If you have questions, contact Shashi Kaparthi, shashi.kaparthi@uni.edu.

 

MILEAGE RATE INCREASE UPDATE:

The university mileage reimbursement rate has increased from 50.5 cents per mile to 58.5 cents per mile for travel occurring on and after Aug. 1. This rate is effective when employees drive their own vehicles because a motor pool vehicle is not available, the employee is traveling less than 100 miles, or total trip time is less than four hours. The reimbursement rate for driving a personal vehicle when a motor pool vehicle is available remains at 28.5 cents per mile. Reimbursement for non UNI employees and students is at the discretion of the account manager, but may not exceed the $.585 rate. Refer to the Travel Guidelines http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/accounts_payable/tguide.shtml for complete details. Questions on these changes should be directed to Tori.Stafford@uni.edu or 3-2253.

 

INPUT REGARDING CEDAR FALLS BIKE PLAN:

The Cedar Falls Bike Task Force (with UNI representation) is developing a comprehensive city bike plan. Attend a public meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept.16, in the Lincoln Elementary School and provide input regarding destination routes you desire throughout Cedar Falls. Pilot routes will be from UNI to downtown Cedar Falls. Contact kathy.green@uni.edu for more information.

 

CHILDREN NEEDED FOR FILMING:

The UNI Museum is partnering with Iowa Public Television to shoot a scene of a real one-room school house. Twenty children ages five to 15 are needed to portray school life in 1922. There will be one rehearsal (9:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 20) and one filming date (1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28), both at the Marshall Center Schoolhouse. Most costumes will be provided depending on sizes. Siblings are encouraged. For more information, contact: kwegner@uni.edu.

 

FRIENDS AND FAMILY PROGRAM:

Do you want to meet a student from a different country? The Culture and Intensive English Program needs non-residential host families for the fall semester students. Host families may invite a student into their homes once per month or as time permits. If you're interested, contact Sally Calcara at scalcara@uni.edu.

 

DOOR REPLACEMENT IN MSH:

The contractor will replace the northeast doors to McCollum Science Hall beginning Wednesday, Sept. 10. The plan is to remove the doors and frames that day and install the new doors and frames on Sept. 11. The contractor plans to do the work in such a way as to allow traffic through these doors during the day. However, everyone who can should plan to use other entrances on those days. The building will be secured the evening of the 10th with a temporary wall. Evening emergency egress will be through the southeast doors. If the new doors cannot be secured the evening of the 11th, the wall will be re-installed. Things should be back to normal some time on the 12th. The doors will eventually be on the electronic access system. If you have questions regarding this matter, call 3-6165.

 

WANTED: COLORFUL PLASTIC BAGS:

The UNI Metals Studio in the Department of Art needs to collect 1,000 colorful plastic bags to be utilized in an interactive installation, "The Launch," by artist Deb Todd Wheeler in the upcoming exhibition "Body Prop." Plastic bags can be placed in the drop-box outside the Department of Art Office, 104 KAB, or in the Metals Studio, 135 KAB, through Sept. 26. (Please no white or beige bags.) For questions, or pick-up of large quantities of bags, contact Erica Duffy, assistant professor of art, by phone: 3-2252, or e-mail: erica.duffy@uni.edu. "Body Prop" will be exhibited in the UNI Gallery of Art, Sept. 29 through Oct. 26.

 

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 

SUPERVISORY AND CONFIDENTIAL MERIT PERSONNEL (SCMP) MEETING:

A Supervisory and Confidential Merit Personnel (SCMP) meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, in CBB 323. Guest speaker will be Linda Gruetzmacher from Business Operations/Payroll. If you have questions for Linda, forward them to Irene Elbert, chair, a few days prior to the meeting.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

IDENTIFYING SKILLS AND VALUES WORKSHOP:

Leadership Studies is sponsoring a workshop on "Identifying Your Skills and Values" from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, in SEC 252. David Marchesani, career development coordinator and academic adviser, will be the presenter. This workshop will help participants identify the skills they have as well as the values they hold. For the workshop schedule see http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_091009.shtml or contact Gerri Perreault, 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.

 

SIGN UP FOR TIAA-CREF COUNSELING SESSION:

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus conducting one-on-one counseling sessions on Sept. 16,17, and 23 and Oct. 2-3 and 14-15. Questions such as "Is your investment mix appropriate?", "Are you saving enough to maintain your lifestyle in retirement?" and, "How do I use my funds for income in retirement?" are all topics the TIAA- CREF representative can cover. To sign up for these complimentary meetings, visit www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call (toll free) (866) 842-2977 ext. 7028.

 

IRB HUMAN SUBJECTS TRAINING:

"IRB 101: An Introduction to Human Participants Review at UNI" for faculty and staff will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23 (register by Sept. 17), in CME 109 and for graduate students from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 13 (register by Oct. 1). Training certificates will be offered. To register or obtain information, e-mail anita.kleppe@uni.edu.

 
HUMANITIES IOWA MAJOR GRANT DEADLINE:

The fall deadline for applications to the Humanities Iowa Major Grants program is Wednesday, Oct. 1. If you are interested in applying or would like more information on the Humanities Iowa grant programs, contact Grant Specialist Hillery Oberle at hillery.oberle@uni.edu or 3-3961.

 

IOWA ARTS COUNCIL MAJOR GRANTS DEADLINE:

The fall deadline for applications to the Iowa Arts Council Major Grants program is Wednesday, Oct. 1. If you are interested in applying or would like more information on the Iowa Arts Council grant programs, contact Grant Specialist Hillery Oberle at hillery.oberle@uni.edu or 3-3961.

 

NEH GRANTS WEB CONFERENCE:

A Web conference on two new National Endowment for the Humanities grants will take place from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, in Maucker Union, College Eye Room. NEH staff will announce a new program to establish American history courses and will discuss the Teaching Development Fellowships program. Both grants are intended to improve the quality of humanities education in undergraduate institutions. RSVP to Hillery Oberle at hillery.oberle@uni.edu

 

TEACH GRANT COUNSELING SESSIONS:

The TEACH Grant program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. The UNI Financial Aid Office has invited TEACH Grant eligible students to attend an Information/Counseling Session at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, or 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11. All sessions will be held in CBB 109. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend to learn more about the TEACH Grant program and be better prepared to share information or resources about this program with students.

 

RESERVE STUDIO IT:

ITS-Educational Technology is taking reservations in the StudioIT labs for this fall. StudioIT 1, 2 and 3 are located in the ITTC Rooms 134, 136 and 138 respectively and can handle classes of up to 60 students. Each lab is equipped with Gateway Tablet PCs, a Crestron multimedia control system and a video conferencing unit. ITS Educational Technology offers the use of StudioIT at no charge to UNI faculty for classroom instruction. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/studioit for more information.

 

OFFICE 2007 WORKSHOPS:

ITS-Educational Technology is offering Office 2007 workshops on Word, Excel and PowerPoint. For more information about the Office 2007 workshop schedule or other workshops offered, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

YOUTH DRAMA CLASSES OFFERED:

The Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, is offering creative drama classes for children in kindergarten through high school, beginning Monday, Oct. 6. For registration and class information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis

 

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.

 

UNI TO HOST IOWA ELECTRATHON:

The Center for Energy and Environmental Education will host the Alliant Energy Iowa Electrathon Championship Series on Saturday, Sept. 13. The battery-powered cars will begin competition at 8:45 a.m. in the ITC B parking lot south of University Avenue. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/electrathon/08cedarfalls.htm or contact Kyle Ross at electrathon@uni.edu.

 

GRADUATE COLLEGE BROWN BAG LUNCH:

Otto MacLin, recipient of the 2008-09 UNI Distinguished Scholar Award, will present at the Graduate College's Brown Bag Lecture Series from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, in MSH 001. MacLin researches cognitive and metacognitive aspects of face recognition as well as applied aspects of face recognition such as eyewitness identification. MacLin serves as a psychological consultant on cases involving eyewitness identification and has co-authored books involving cognitive psychology and computer programming for behavioral research. Bring your lunch; coffee and cookies will be provided. If you have questions, contact Machelle at 3-2748.

 

TICKETS ON SALE FOR AVP HOT WINTER NIGHTS TOUR:

AVP Hot Winter Nights Tour combines the best of AVP Pro Beach Volleyball action with the California beach lifestyle indoors. The tour brings the top ranked AVP men's and women's players to the McLeod Center on Jan. 31, along with 200 tons of sand. Tickets are available at all UNITix Locations, 3-4TIX or online at www.uni.edu/mcleod

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER SOCCER:

Panther Soccer hosts Iowa at the CVYSA Complex at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12. The Panthers will take on IUPUI at noon on Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Mark Messersmith Track and Field Complex.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

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.

 

PORTUGUESE FILM SERIES:

The UNI Portuguese Club will host the second installment of its Conexões Film Series at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in the College Eye Room of Maucker Union with the showing of "Comédia Infantil" (Nelio's Story). All films are in Portuguese with English subtitles and are free and open to the public. The film is based on the book by Henning Mankell.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

ETHICS IN THE PRACTICE OF LAW AND OTHER PROFESSIONS:

Explore ethical issues like government lawyers justifying torture, psychologists assisting terrorist interrogations, anthropologists advising military units abroad, physicians assisting capital punishment with an expert. Join constitutional lawyer Jules Lobel from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Towers Seminar Room (upstairs). For more information, contact Philosophy & World Religions Department, 3-6221.

 

HEAR FROM POET/ESSAYIST JAMES AUTRY:

Poet/essayist James Autry will read and comment on his work at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, in CAC 108. Autry was featured in Bill Moyers' 1989 PBS series "The Power of the Word" and 1995 book "The Language of Life." Autry has been on Garrison Keillor's NPR "Writer's Corner" and the focus of a special issue of Kentucky Poetry Review. Autry advocates for the arts and for wise leadership in the corporate world. His recent works include "The Book of Hard Choices" and "Looking Around for God".

 

THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF, CONGRESS AND THE CONDUCT OF WAR:

Lecture by Vice President of the Center for Constitutional Rights and Law Professor Jules Lobel, who has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. Lobel will discuss how confronting terrorism at home and abroad has provoked moral, legal and political confrontations at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, in Sabin 102. For more information, contact Philosophy and World Religions department, 3-6221.

 

WILSON SERIES IN ETHICS EVENT BRINGS WHISTLEBLOWER TO CAMPUS:

The Wilson Series in Business Ethics will host Cynthia Cooper, former VP and head of internal audit at WorldCom Corporation at 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21, in Lang Auditorium. Cooper helped WorldCom grow into a corporate behemoth, and her courageous follow-up of a routine internal audit ultimately led to the unraveling of massive fraud. Cooper was honored in 2002 as a "Time" magazine "Person of the Year." She will be joined by UNI alum John Meyer, retired Controller of Sprint Corporation, for two follow-up Q&A sessions at 9 and 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 22, in 109 CBB. For more info contact Donna Wood at Donna.wood@uni.edu.

PERFORMING ARTS:

SOLO IMPROV COMEDY:

UNI associate professor Doug Shaw and senior Jordan Meyer are teaming up to perform a comedy show, "Doug and Jordan: An Evening of Solo Improv Comedy, Performed by Two People Over the Course of about an Hour." The performance will be at 8:30 p.m. in CAC, Room 108, Friday, Sept. 12. The show will consist of three pieces: "Doctor Shaw Saves the World," an unscripted five-act multimedia play; "Thesis," an unscripted long-form solo improv structure featuring Meyer; and "Flash Challenge," a fast-paced challenge structure featuring both actors.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY PLAYS MOZART:

The Cedar Valley's best wind players, including music director Jason Weinberger on clarinet, will present an intimate concert of 18th century party music by Mozart. General admission tickets are $12 to this 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14, concert in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Call 3-4849 or wcfsymphony.org.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE-ERICA WHEELER:

Erica Wheeler, an award-winning songwriter, will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 15, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Her music ranges in style from contemporary folk to country and bluegrass. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

ORCHESIS AND INTERNATIONAL DANCE THEATRE TO PRESENT FREE CONCERT FAMILY WEEKEND:

UNI's two performing dance companies, Orchesis and International Dance Theatre, will present concerts at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19 and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21 in Davis Hall of the GBPAC. Featured will be some of the best choreographies and performances from last years' concerts. International Dance Theatre will present a portion of the show it will be doing for an upcoming international festival in Kitchener, Ont., Canada. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information call Daniel Wells at 273-3560.

 

SEE JEWEL IN CONCERT:

Jewel will perform live in the McLeod Center with special guest Steve Poltz Nov. 1. Jewel will perform solo and acoustic. Steve Poltz is a fellow songwriter, working with Jewel early in her career. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Sept. 19 at all UNItix locations, 3-4TIX and online at www.unitix.uni.edu. All seats are reserved.

 

ONEREPUBLIC LIVE IN CONCERT:

See OneRepublic live in concert, at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, in the McLeod Center with special guests The Hush Sound, The Spill Canvas and Augustana. UNI student tickets are on sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Sept. 11-12 at all box offices and Maucker Union. Public tickets on sale Saturday, Sept.13 at all UNITix locations or charge by phone 3-4849 or online at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/unitix/. Tickets for UNI students are $25, and $35 for the general public. Sponsored by Panther Productions.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

INTRAMURAL 100/200 MILE RUN/WALK FITNESS CLUB:

Registration starts Monday, Sept. 15, in WRC 161. Pick up a mileage sheet. The entry fee is $15. For a successful completion you will receive an intramural 100- or 200-mile fitness club T-shirt. For more information, contact the IM office at 3-7262.

 

WORDS OF WELLNESS NEWSLETTER:

The September Words of Wellness (UNI employee wellness newsletter from Wellness and Recreation Services) is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/UNI_employee_wellness/wow/index.html. The UNI Energy Conservation Committee is now sponsoring a portion of each issue. To receive a printed copy of each issue, contact kathy.green@uni.edu, 3-6921, with your name and UNI ID number.

 

WRS ADVISORY COMMITTEE SEEKS INPUT:

Wellness and Recreation Services is seeking faculty and staff members for its WRS Advisory Committee, which meets from 4 to 5 p.m. on the fourth Monday of September, October, November, January, February and April. Your input and involvement are needed. If interested, contact kathy.green@uni.edu, 3-6921.

 

HEALTH BEAT:

Looking for a good place to workout? Consider using the WRS Health Beat in Maucker Union, where it is not so congested. Hours of operation are 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday. Call 3-2239 for more information.

 

SIGN UP FOR LOCKER AT HEALTH BEAT:

Working out and need a locker to keep all of your personal belongings? Health Beat has lockers for rent. To sign up for locker service, visit

https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start&admin_group=LOCK.

 

DINING ON CAMPUS:

DINING ON CAMPUS:

Iced tea samples are available this week at Chats in Maucker Union. Check out the Acai smoothie samples. The first Sushi Tuesday of the semester will be Tuesday, Sept. 16. California rolls, veggie cream cheese rolls and tuna rolls will be a featured menu item at Wasabi in Prexy's in Maucker Union. Each suchi roll is created in Prexy's kitchen. www.uni.edu/dor -- What’s Happening

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS :

UP 'TIL DAWN FUNDRAISER:

Up 'Til Dawn is a group that helps raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Form a five-member team and attend the meeting from 3-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Sign up sheets can be picked up/dropped off in the SIAC (upstairs in the Union), anytime before 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3, or e-mail unistjude@gmail.com

 

FALL CAREER FAIR:

More than 180 organizations and graduate/professional schools will visit about job and internship opportunities as well as continuing education, from 2 to 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 15, in the UNI-Dome. All majors, freshmen through seniors, graduate students and alumni are welcome. For a list of participating organizations and the majors they're seeking, visit http://www.uni.edu/careerservices Sponsored by UNI Career Services.

 

LAW SCHOOL FORUM:

Twin Cities Law School Forum Representatives from all four Twin Cities law schools -- Minnesota, Hamline, St. Thomas and William Mitchell -- will conduct a forum on law school and the law school application process. It will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, in Sabin 307. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Sponsored by the Daniel Webster Law Society. RSVP to scott.peters@uni.edu.

 

MOCK INTERVIEW & RESUME CRITIQUE WEEK:

Mock interviews and resume critiques will be held on Sept. 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 laura.wilson@uni.edu for more information.

 

MEDIATION SEMINAR AND COMPETITION:

Juniors and seniors are invited to participate in a mediation seminar and represent UNI on a mediation team in a two-day competition Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27, at Maharishi University of Management. Free round-trip transportation, lodging in Fairfield, Seminar in Mediation taught by nationally recognized mediator, and place on tournament team. Organizational meeting will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in CBB 127. Contact Heidi Noonan-Day (heidi.noonan-day@uni.edu) for information.

 

SEE THE MILLERS FREE:

See The Millers, at 10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, at the GBPAC in a special performance that is free to UNI students. Finalists in 2006 "America's Got Talent," The Millers is a family that travels the world performing together, sharing the stage with the likes of Alicia Keys, B.B. King, Kanye West, Ziggy Marley and Ricky Skaggs. For more information, visit www.gbpac.com or call 3-4TIX. Co-sponsored by CAB.

 

PERSONAL TRAINERS NEEDED:

Get information on becoming a personal trainer at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12, WRC 150. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain valuable work experience. Class begins Monday, Sept. 15. Monday lectures will be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday labs will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. All classes will be held in WRC 150. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/instructor.html

 

STUDENT ORGANIZATION FAIR:

The Student Organization Fair allows student organizations from across campus to showcase themselves to UNI students, faculty and staff. The event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. The deadline to sign up an organization is 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12. Sign up at: http://www.uni.edu/maucker/online-forms/orgfair/

 

AUDITION FOR IMPROV COMEDY TROUPE:

Half-Masted 3.2, UNI's comedy improv troupe, is holding auditions from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 and Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the College Eye Room of the Maucker Union. Callbacks will be held the following Friday. For more information, call Shaw at 3-6805.

 

THE WORD IS...DRINKING:

According to the latest research, 25 percent of college students report academic consequences of their drinking including missing class, falling behind, doing poorly on exams or papers and receiving lower grades. Encourage your students to make healthy choices related to alcohol use. For more information, visit: http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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