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Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008

NEWS:

INVENTORY OF SCHOOL-BASED ACTIVITIES:

President Allen, Provost Lubker and Vice President Hogan have identified a need to develop a broad-based inventory of professional and work-related activities that UNI students, faculty and staff are engaged in with schools in the Greater Cedar Valley. This information will assist in understanding the scope of programs and impact UNI services have on area schools. This information also will be valuable in such processes as re-accreditation and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching community engagement classification for curricular engagement and partnerships. If you are involved in school-based activities complete the form available at: http://uni-mail.org/subscribe/survey?f=129. All responses must be submitted by Friday, Oct. 10. Contact Jan Hanish (3-3526) with questions.

 

P&S STAFF EXCELLENCE NOMINATIONS:

Nominate P&S employees from UNI who have made outstanding professional contributions during their careers. Staff Excellence Awards are presented annually to P&S employees from Regents institutions. Nominations are strongly encouraged. Complete the nomination form by 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29. Nomination forms are available at MyUNIverse under "current announcements," or at: http://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/surveys/takeSurvey.cgi.

 

ROD LIBRARY CATALOG TO BE TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE:

The Rod Library catalog, also known as UNISTAR, will move to a new and more powerful server the weekend of Sept. 27-28. During the migration, access to the catalog and some of its services will be unavailable. For more details, visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/archives/2008/09/rod_library_cat.html.

 

NAME CHANGE: UNI CONTINUING & DISTANCE EDUCATION:

Continuing Education Credit Programs has been renamed Continuing and Distance Education. The new name emphasizes the office's role in providing degree, endorsement and certificate programs, as well as credit courses and workshops, across Iowa and beyond via the Iowa Communications Network (ICN), Blackboard/WebCT and off-campus instruction. To learn more about distance education opportunities, visit www.uni.edu/continuinged/programs.

 

UNI LAUNCHES NEW FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN:

The university is launching a new fundraising campaign called "Imagine the Impact" starting with Imagine the Impact Campus Drive 2008. Over the next few months, UNI employees will explain the goals of the campus campaign at various departmental meetings. For more information, contact the UNI Foundation at 3-6078.

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS NAMED:

The Office of International Programs (OIP) has appointed Nadia Korobova as assistant director of international programs. Korobova can be reached at 3-7424 or nadia.korobova@uni.edu.

 

STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM VENDOR DEMONSTRATIONS:

UNI will host two vendor demonstrations for the proposed Student Information System in Maucker Union Ballroom. Sungard/Banner will present Sept. 24-26; Oracle/PeopleSoft will present Sept. 29-Oct. 1. For details and the presentation schedule, visit www.uni.edu/sis.Functional areas may set up a time (after the scheduled public demonstration) with the vendor to further explore their areas. Functional areas will meet in East Bartlett Room 1. Unscheduled hands-on demonstrations will be held in East Bartlett Room 2. Questions may be directed to Jan.Hanish@uni.edu or call 3-3526.

 

THEATRE SEEKING ROCKING CHAIRS:

The Strayer-Wood Theatre needs Bentwood rocking chairs for an upcoming production. If you have an old rocker (any condition acceptable) that you are willing to donate to the theatre, please e-mail jascenna.haislet@uni.edu.

 

DROP-OFF BOX ADDED IN GILCHRIST:

Faculty and staff needing to drop off materials such as Student Employment approvals can now use a drop box located next to the Financial Aid office secretary in 105 Gilchrist (inside the office to the left). Materials will be routed multiple times per day.

 

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.

 

VACATION DONATION PROGRAM:

UNI is offering a vacation donation program for employees affected by the May 25 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.

 

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.

 

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies include information technology specialist and program manager/business technology

http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

FISH WORKSHOP:

Mark Mortenson will present the FISH philosophy made famous by those who run Seattle's Pike Place Fish Market from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, in SEC 252. FISH is an approach to the workplace that generates care, commitment and fun in order to make the workplace a rewarding place to be. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault, at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

RUSSELL HALL REDEDICATION:

President 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.

 

DISABILTY SERVICES OPEN HOUSE:

Student Disability Services, in conjunction with the Counseling Center, will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 103 SHC. Attendees will learn about a variety of disabilities and the resources available to help students with disabilities. All are welcome to attend; light refreshments will be provided.

 

HERITAGE HONOURS AWARD RECEPTION:

The reception will be held at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, in the atrium of the GBPAC. This year's honorees are Ambassador Nancy Powell (Alumni Achievement Award), Carl and Wanda Wehner (Alumni Service Award) and Adrienne Hallett (Young Alumna Award). David R. Mason will be honored as an honorary alumnus. The program is free. RSVPs are requested. For more information, visit www.unialum.org. For more about Pump Up The Purple (Homecoming '08), visit www.uni.edu/homecoming.

 

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).

 

ATHLETICS:

SOCCER:

Soccer hosts South Dakota at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, at the CVYSA Complex. The Panthers take on North Dakota at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Mark Messersmith Track and Field Complex.

 

SOFTBALL:

Softball plays Iowa Central at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24. The team will hold its Purple and Gold scrimmage at 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28. Both games will be at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex.

 

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

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 or 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

 

LECTURE ON CITIZENSHIP IN POST-CONFLICT NORTHERN IRELAND:

Professor R. Allen Hays will present "Citizenship in Post-Conflict Northern Ireland" at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30, in Seerley 115. Hays' lecture will be based on his research as a Fulbright Scholar at Queens University in Belfast. Sponsors: Public Policy, Center for International Peace and Security Studies, and the American Democracy Project

 

SAVE THE DATE:

Ronald Walters, professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland, will speak regarding the upcoming election at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in Lantz Auditorium, McCollum Science Hall, Room. 137. Go to www.uni.edu/cme for more details.

PERFORMING ARTS:

SWEENEY TODD AT THE GBPAC:

See "Sweeney Todd" at 7:30 p.m., 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.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Small Potatoes will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29, in KUNI'S studio on the third-floor of the CAC. See Small Potatoes and hear two great voices, some fine guitar playing, and tin whistle, flute, mandolin, bodhran and other percussion toys. 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.

 

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.


BACKPACK THE LAKE SUPERIOR SHORELINE:

Sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, lakes, forest, and shoreline beckon you to visit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Backpack the Lake Superior shoreline with UNI Outdoors Oct. 2-5. Cost is $90 for students, $95 for faculty and staff and $120 for guests. Stop by WRC 174 to find out more.

 
INTRAMURAL 100/200 MILE RUN/WALK FITNESS CLUB:

This club is open to students, faculty, staff, spouses and retirees. Entry fee is $15. Registration goes through the remainder of the fall semester. Register at the Intramural Office, WRC 161. Turn in mileage sheet by Dec. 1 in WRC 161.

 

11-ON-11 OPEN CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

The tournament will be at noon, Sunday, Oct. 5, West Campus Fields, and is open to men, women, co-rec, faculty, and staff. Register from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29, to Wednesday, Oct. 1, WRC 161. Limited to first eight teams to register. Entry fee is $20 per team, with a two-game guarantee. Call 3-7262 for more information.

 

HOMECOMING 5K RACE:

The Panther Pacers Running Club will host its 11th Annual 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, by the West Dome parking lot. Entry fee until Oct. 1 is $12 for current UNI students and $15 for non-students. After Oct. 1, the entry fee is $20 for everyone. Participants meeting the early deadline will be guaranteed a long-sleeved gold T-shirt. For more information, and to download a copy of the entry form, visit: http://www.pantherpacers.com/data/downloads/pprc_2008_5k_registration.pdf

 

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.

 

PLANNING TO DRINK:

If you choose to drink alcohol, why not plan ahead for your own personal safety and well-being? University Health Sevices offers a helpful, wallet-sized card, "Watch Your B.A.C. and Stay in Your Green Zone." To find out more and order a free card, visit www.uni.edu/wellrec and click on the "Planning to Drink?" tab.

 

E-TOKE FREE ASSESSMENT:

Check out this free, confidential assessment that will give you helpful feedback regarding your individual pattern of marijuana use and how it might be affecting different areas of your life. Visit www.uni.edu/wellrec and click on the "e-Toke" tab to access this resource.

 

SPANISH FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS:

Take Spanish for Health Professionals,Translation and other Spanish courses in Costa Rica. The University Veritas
in San Jose offers a variety of Spanish classes and courses in English for UNI students to take for one semester, an academic year, or a summer. Courses are available to students of different levels, from beginning to advanced. For more information, contact UNI Study Abroad at 3-7078 or studyabroad@uni.edu.

 

APPLY TO BE PART OF INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM:

The 2009 International Research and Exchange Board will host a research symposium in April for American junior and senior scholars and members of the policy community to study and discuss timely topics as they relate to youth in these regions. The symposium will be held in Washington, D.C., for two days of reviews of current research projects, round-table discussions and the development of policy recommendations. Application deadline is Dec. 1. For more information, contact Symposium@irex.org or visit http://www.irex.org/programs/symp/index.asp.

 

GETTING AROUND EUROPE ON A BUDGET:

An informative presentation on backpacking, hostelling, and getting around Europe on a shoe-string budget will be at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Gilchrist Hall 010. For more information call 3-7078 or visit 28 Gilchrist Hall.

 

SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES AND SAFETY:

C.L. Lindsay will talk to students about Internet safety and social networking sites, inculding Facebook, at 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. He has access to a UNI Facebook account and will use this to help students understand the risks of what they put on the Internet.

 

STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP:

Arcadia University is offering $25,000 in scholarships for a semester study abroad in France. Scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students participating in the spring 2009 semester program as well as additional funds being awarded to students choosing to study with the Arcadia in Paris summer program. For more information, contact Sue Richardson at richards@arcadia.edu or, to apply, contact the UNI Study Abroad Center, Gilchrist 28, 3-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu.

 

CAPA INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS:

In collaboration with UNI Study Abroad, CAPA International Education is cutting program costs starting in the spring of 2009 for the London and Florence programs (study abroad and internships). Visit www.capa.org or contact UNI Study Abroad Center in Gilchrist Hall 28, 3-7078, study-abroad@uni.edu for more specific information about these programs.

 

THE WORD IS...TIME:

Nearly two-thirds of students say they’ve procrastinated so much that it negatively impacted their grades. Help your students manage their time and become more effective in the classroom. Visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/community

for more information.

 

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 (B.A. '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.

 

GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP:

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one academic year. The Gilman Program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of two-year and four-year public and private institutions from all 50 states. For more information, visit http://www.iie.org/gilman. Deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 7.

 

UNI PROUD MEETINGS:

Proud meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday in the Presidential Room, Maucker Union. Everyone is welcome to attend. Contact Kaitlin Korbitz at kkorbitz@uni.edu or (319) 610-7155 with questions.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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