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Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008

NEWS:

SUSTAINABILITY COUNCIL NAMED:

President Allen has appointed Tom Schellhardt to chair the UNI Sustainability Council, which will advise on university policies and activities to comply with state and Board of Regents, State of Iowa, sustainability programs and efforts. Other members of the Sustainability Council are: Bill Calhoun, Pernell Cezar, Pat Geadelmann, Joel Haack, Jan Hanish, Terry Hogan, Jim Lubker, Rebecca Schultze and Jim Walters.

 

OSP APPOINTMENT:

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost has announced that Christine Twait has accepted the position of assistant provost for sponsored programs effective Sept. 1.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

The Cedar Rapids Gazette ran a story about the Dalai Lama coming to UNI.

http://tinyurl.com/52cojj

 

UNI TO HOST DALAI LAMA:

The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet has accepted an invitation from UNI to visit campus for a day of celebrating education and the pursuit of knowledge. UNI is working with the Dalai Lama's North American Representative to secure a date. Visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_091608.shtml to read the announcement from President Allen.

 

VACATION DONATION PROGRAM:

UNI is offering a vacation donation program for employees affected by the May 25th tornado and June flooding. This program will allow employees to donate unused vacation time to those who have suffered a loss to their home and have exhausted their vacation balances. For complete details, see http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/documents/vac_donate_prog0908.pdf

 

FREE COMPUTER SUPPLIES:

The Department of Theatre has the following printer ink cartridges/computer supplies available free to any department that can use them: HP 26, 40, 94, and 95, Lexmark 82 and 83, Brother PC-101 and 250 MB zip disks. Call 3-6386.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICE MOVED:

The UNI Environmental Health and Safety Office has been relocated from the Physical Plant to 8628 University Ave. - H#26. Phone numbers for the EH&S team remain the same. Fax number has changed to 3-7275.

 

NAME/LOCATION OF UNI FOUNDATION ACCOUNTING HAS CHANGED:

UNI Foundation Accounting has been renamed UNI Foundation Financial Services. This more accurately reflects the responsibilities of the office, which include gift recording, account management, stewardship, asset investment, etc. With the construction of the parking deck, the office has been re-located to UNI House 2 at 1223 W. 22nd St. Phone: 3-7118.

 

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 School. Most costumes will be provided depending on sizes. Siblings are encouraged. For more information, contact: kwegner@uni.edu.

 

IOWA MISSION OF MERCY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS:

Volunteers are needed to assist at a free dental clinic on Friday, Oct. 3, and Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. Volunteers are needed for Spanish and Bosnian translation and to serve on patient and volunteer, facility operations, medical, hospitality and education teams. E-mail VolunteerUNI@vccv.org if you are interested.

 

 

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

MEMFIS USERS GROUP MEETING:

The next MEMFIS Users Group meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m., today, Thursday, Sept.18, in MSH 201. The primary agenda items will be a presentation by Business Operations Purchasing and Accounts Payable. Topics include appropriate documentation for business and personal travel, procurement card spreadsheet and staff responsibilities. Everyone on campus is welcome to attend.

 
SEE EDUCATOR/CONSULTANT MARC PRENSKY:

Marc Prensky, internationally acclaimed speaker, writer, educator and consultant, will speak at SE Polk High School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3. For details, see http://www.aea11.k12.ia.us/news/prensky.html. If you would like to attend, the IMSEP (Iowa Mathematics & Science Education Program) will pay the registration and transportation expenses for the first 12 people (one van's capacity). Contact Rosemary Jordan, ITS Ed Tech, rosemary.jordan@uni.edu, by Friday, Sept. 19, if you would like to attend.

 

WORKSHOP ON IDENTIFYING STRENGTHS:

UNI Leadership Studies is sponsoring a workshop on "Identifying Your Strengths" from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, in SEC 252. Presenter is Victoria Robinson, Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling and Postsecondary Education. Participants should complete the Strengthsfinder Inventory available through the Internet or in the book "Strengths-finder," and bring entire report of results to workshop. (Code in book gives access to the inventory.) The event is free and open to the public. The workshop schedule is at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_091009.shtml or contact Gerri Perreault, 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.

 

MAC 101 WORKSHOP:

Did you just get a new Mac or are you thinking of buying one? If so, join the UNI Mac User Group at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, in ITTC 28 for a Mac 101 workshop. The workshop will consist of a tour of the Mac OS X operating system and will focus on how to best utilize a Mac on campus.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

RUSSELL HALL REDEDICATION:

President Benjamin J. Allen invites the campus community to join the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, and the UNI Foundation in celebrating the rededication of Russell Hall at 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26. A reception and tour will follow the ceremony. RSVP to jane.larson@uni.edu or by calling 3-6144.

 

KAPPA DELTA PI T-SHIRT SALE:

T-shirts and related items will be available at the UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society Sale in the SEC Lobby from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during Family Weekend on Saturday, Sept. 20. Proceeds will benefit KDP educational and service projects.

 

CEO CONFERENCE:

The Iowa Venture Capital & Entrepreneurs Conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Polk County Convention Complex, Des Moines. This conference is primarily designed for non-students. Keynote is Mark Charles Thompson, co-author of "Success Built to Last." Breakouts include marketing, idea protection, starting a business, growing a business and others. Free admission and transportation for UNI students. Register by Monday, Sept. 29 at jpec@uni.edu or 273-JPEC (5732).

 

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.

 

UNI GIS DAY CONFERENCE:

Eastern Iowa has experienced two big natural disasters this year: tornado and flood. In order to assist local and state government agencies, this year's GIS Day theme is "Geospatial technologies for natural disaster management." The conference will take place Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the GBPAC, and will feature workshops, keynote presentations, educational sessions, an exhibition, and networking opportunities. If you would like to participate, visit http://geotree.geog.uni.edu/gisday2008 to register for GIS Day 2008 and view the preliminary agenda. Registration is free with lunch provided to all registrants. Students who attend will have an opportunity to visit with multiple GIS vendors.

 

 

ATHLETICS:

PANTHER FOOTBALL:

Football hosts South Dakota State at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, in the UNI-Dome.

 

VOLLEYBALL:

Volleyball will open Missouri Valley Conference play when it hosts in-state rival Drake at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19, in the McLeod Center. The Panthers take on Creighton at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, in the McLeod Center.

 

SOCCER:

The Panthers host South Dakota State at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19, at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex. The Panthers host North Dakota State at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Mark Messersmith Track and Field Complex.

 

SOFTBALL:

The Panthers host Iowa at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, and take on Drake at 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 21. All games will be held at the Robinson-Dresser Complex in Cedar Falls.

 

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 with the showing of "Comédia Infantil" (Nelio's Story) at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, in the College Eye Room of Maucker Union. 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 and physicians assisting capital punishment. 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 the Department of Philosophy & World Religions, 3-6221.

 

EUGENICS SPEAKER FROM WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY:

Garland Allen, from Washington University, will discuss the history of eugenics at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, in McCollum Science Hall Room 137 (Lantz Auditorium). This presentation will be relevant to studies in philosophy, biology, humanities, religion, fine arts, sociology, psychology and more.

 

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, visit http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3867

 

WILSON SERIES IN ETHICS EVENT BRINGS WHISTLEBLOWER TO CAMPUS:

The Wilson Series in Business Ethics will host Cynthia Cooper, former vice president 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 alumnus 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 information, contact Donna Wood at donna.wood@uni.edu.

 

AMERICA BETWEEN THE WARS: FROM 11/9 TO 9/11:

Derek Chollet, professor of security studies at Georgetown University and senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, D.C., will present his new book, "America Between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11," at 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22, in Seerley 115. Chollet, whose book examines U.S. foreign policy leading up to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has written often for the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times and is the author of several books.

 

BECKER MEMORIAL LECTURE:

The 35th Annual Carl Becker Memorial Lecture in History will be presented by David G. Hunter at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Seerley 115. Hunter is the Cottrill-Rolfes Chair of Catholic Studies at the University of Kentucky. The title of his lecture is "Sex, Politics, and Death: Augustine on Evil and Embodiment." The lecture is free and open to the public. For further information, contact wallace.hettle@uni.edu. and see http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3882

 

WILSON CHEMISTRY LECTURE:

Richard Zare, chair of the chemistry department at Stanford University, will present "How to Succeed in Research and In Life" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Lantz Auditorium in McCollum Science Hall. A reception will follow. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3878

 

CROW FORUM:

CROW Forum will be at noon, Monday, Oct. 6, in the CME 109A. Emily Machen, assistant professor of history, will present "Religions, Women, and the Struggle against 'White Slavery' in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century France." Women's and Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.

PERFORMING ARTS:

RECYCLED PERCUSSION AT THE GBPAC:

Recycled Percussion "Man vs. Machine Tour," a rock drum show, will be at 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, in the GBPAC. Free performance; sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: KUI-IM LEE, ORGAN:

Faculty artist Kui-Im Lee will offer a recital on the Wolff Organ at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. This concert will feature works by Bach, Saint-Saëns and the premiere of an original work by faculty artist Alan Schmitz. This event is free and open to the public.

 

ORCHESIS AND INTERNATIONAL DANCE THEATRE TO PRESENT FREE CONCERT:

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, Ontario, Canada. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call Daniel Wells at 3-3560.

 

SWEENEY TODD AT THE GBPAC:

See "Sweeney Todd" at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22, and Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the GBPAC. In 2006, this musical won two Tony Awards and four Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical. The legendary demon barber, hell-bent on revenge, takes up with his enterprising neighbor in a plot to slice their way through England’s upper crust. "This revolutionary new production of Sweeney Todd is an event theatergoers will be talking about for years." -The Wall Street Journal

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Dana and Susan Robinsons' music is a blend of old and new, bringing roots and tradition to contemporary songwriting. They will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

ALL-STATE PREP WORKSHOPS:

The UNI School of Music will present its annual hands-on workshops for high school student instrumentalists preparing for All-State competition, at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28. This event is free and open to the public, but does require registration. To register, please visit www.uni.edu/music or call 3-2025.

 

SEE JEWEL IN CONCERT:

Jewel will perform live in the McLeod Center, with special guest Steve Poltz, on 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.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

SIGN UP FOR FITNESS AND LEISURE CLASSES:

It's not too late to start a personal fitness plan. Many classes are still available. Choose from step, kick and spin, hydro-fit or indoor cycling for a cardio workout, or absolutely muscle, strength conditioning or yoga to tone muscles. Check out www.uni.edu/wellrec for classes still open.

HEALTH BEAT:

Looking for a good place to workout? Consider using the WRS Health Beat in Maucker Union. 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.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS :

CAPSTONE IN GREECE:

There will be informational meetings for the June 2009 Capstone Study Abroad course in Greece at noon and 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Maucker Union, University Room North. Contact Gregory Bruess at bruess@uni.edu or 3-2752. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/global/greece.

 

LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP ON TRUSTWORTHINESS:

The first leadership workshop from the Student Leadership Center will take place at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. The theme of the workshop series is the pillars of character and the first topic is trustworthiness. The presenter is Todd Wordel from the Boy Scouts of America. Visit www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter for more details.

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING:

Mitch Christensen (Management '76) will give a demonstration on public speaking as a business professional, from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, in the John Deere Auditorium (CBB 109). Christensen is executive vice president for enterprise payment strategies at Wells Fargo and speaks regularly to Congress and U.S. government agencies, the media and business groups. The event is open to students from all majors.

 

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION ORIENTATION MEETINGS:

Students can learn about the Cooperative Education & Internship Program by attending an orientation meeting from 4 to 5 p.m., Sept. 25, or Oct. 1 in CBB 109. Students will learn the importance of internships, how to become involved in the Co-op/Internship Program, and how to benefit from Career Services. Students have participated in some 10,000 internships and earned more than $25,000,000 since the program began.

 
CIRCLE K MEETINGS:

UNI Circle K is a student volunteer organization helping the Cedar Valley. It meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday in the Maucker Union College Eye Room.

 

LIBRARY TOURS/RAFFLE:

Rod Library is sponsoring self-guided tours during Family Weekend. Library maps will be available on a display table in the library lobby. The library also will conduct a raffle.

 

UNI TV NEEDS STUDENT PRODUCERS:

The UNI cable system is recruiting students to produce content for their peers and community through UNI cable TV channels. The Cable Team will coordinate equipment and studio space, and knowledgeable students in the Production House will help. If you are interested, contact the student manager at andrewk@uni.edu.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN NICARAGUA:

Attend an exploratory meeting from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, in Sabin 325. This UNI Study Abroad program includes learning about family and community development, health care, orphaned children and pressing social problems. Weekend excursions to: tropical forests, volcanos, historic cities and cultural sites.

 

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 for an hour, from 3 to 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 Maucker Union), anytime before 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3, or e-mail unistjude@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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