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Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008

NEWS:

PDL APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Applications for Professional Development Leaves are due in the Graduate College office (Lang 110) by 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26.

 

ROD LIBRARY EXHIBIT SPACE AVAILABLE:

Rod Library invites university departments and organizations to submit proposals for monthly exhibits for November through May. The library has three exhibit cases available to the campus community. If your department or organization is interested in mounting an exhibit, please complete the online proposal form at http://www.uni.edu/library/exhbproposal/. For more information, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/exhb/.

 

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.

 

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 help in understanding the scope of programs and impact UNI services have on area schools. This information also will be valuable in 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://unimail.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. We strongly encourage you to participate in the nomination process. Fill out the nomination form by 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29. Nomination forms are available at MyUNIverse under "current announcements," or access the nomination form at: http://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/surveys/takeSurvey.cgi.

 

FAMILY WEEKEND PHOTOS ADDED TO UNI EVENTS GALLERY:

http://www.uni.edu/infosys/gallery/

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

EMPLOYMENT:

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

ROD LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS:

Rod Library has developed a new resource called Rod Library Digital Collections. Visit http://cdm.lib.uni.edu. The collections contain the first years of UNI's yearbook, audio streaming, Cedar Valley and Iowa Historical Collections, research papers written at UNI, and some pdf issues of magazines. You can get high-quality copies of the images from Rod Library. Technical Services will provide them either by e-mail attachment or on a disk. Please direct any requests to jackie.williams@uni.edu or 3-2860.

 

ROD LIBRARY INTRODUCES ARTSTOR:

ARTstor is a digital library of nearly 1 million images related to art, architecture, design, the humanities, and the social sciences. The content can be accessed and organized in various ways. This interdisciplinary resource is accessible through Panther Prowler at http://www.library.uni.edu/gateway/ml/find.php.

 

PREPARING COMPETITIVE NSF PROPOSALS:

Bring your lunches and questions for National Science Foundation. A NSF panel will lead detailed discussions on proposal preparation, the NSF merit review process, and agency guidance on conflict of interest issues during an OSP-hosted Web conference, from noon to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the OSP conference room (213 East Bartlett Hall). To RSVP, or for more information, contact Hillery Oberle at hillery.oberle@uni.edu or 3-3961.

 

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.

 

SIGN UP FOR TIAA-CREF COUNSELING SESSION:

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus conducting one-on-one counseling sessions Sept. 16, 17 and 23 and Oct. 2, 3, 14 and 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.

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.

 

WEST AFRICAN DRUMMER MADOU DEMBELE:

An adult drum workshop, taught by Madou Dembele, will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, at the University Museum. The fee is $10 per person. To register, call 3-2188. A drum performance by Madou will be held at 7 p.m. that evening at the the CEEE. The performance is free and open to the public. www.uni.edu/museum.

 

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.unialumni.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 will hold its Purple and Gold scrimmage at 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex.

 

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

PORTUGUESE FILM SERIES:

The UNI Portuguese Club will host the third installment of its Conexões Film Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the College Eye Room of the Maucker Union. All films are in Portuguese with English subtitles and are free and open to the public. "Capitães de Abril" (Captains of April), is the story of the 1974 coup that overthrew the right-wing Portuguese dictatorship and two of the young army captains who were involved in it.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

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.

 
CEEE SUSTAINABLE HOMETOWN INITIATIVE:

Doug Tompkins, conservationnist, designer and businessman, will discuss how to move toward a more sustainable local economy, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, in th CEEE Auditorium. Tompkins has experience in philanthropy and land conservation. He is the founder of the North Face and Esprit businesses and four non-profit organizations focusing on land and biodiversity conservation. Capstone students and the public welcome. For more information, call 3-2573.

 

'NUEVO AMANECER': WEAVING A NEW BEGINNING:

Lectures and demonstration of traditional Guatemalan weaving by artisans in Postville will be held at 1 and 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the CME, Maucker Union, Room 109. Professors from Luther College will share research on the weavers' co-op formation. Woven works will be on sale in Maucker Union that day. For more information, contact Jennifer Cooley, 3-3897, or Victoria DeFrancisco, 3-7219. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsors: Sigma Delta Pi, Modern Languages, Interpreters Theatre, Women and Gender Studies, CHFA, CSBS, History, CME.

 

DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS:

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, at UNI Museum to hear Jeffrey Copeland, head of the UNI English department, discuss his book "Inman's War," detailing life in a colored battalion during WW II. All Cedar Valley residents are welcome, even without having read the book.

 

CROW FORUM:

CROW Forum will be at noon, Monday, Oct. 6, in the CME, Maucker Union, Room 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.

 

LECTURE ON NASCAR: THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SPEED:

Diandra Leslie-Pelecky will deliver the Begeman Public Lecture on "NASCAR: The Science Behind the Speed" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, in Lang Hall Auditorium. A group of racecars piloted by the best drivers in NASCAR are turning a corner. Without warning, one of the cars suddenly hits the outside wall. None of the cars touched; there were no engine failures or flat tires. So what happened? This question sparked physics professor Leslie-Pelecky's interest in the science of NASCAR.

PERFORMING ARTS:

27TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT CONCERT:

Join the UNI School of Music for a Carnaval. The 27th Annual Scholarship Benefit concert will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. The concert will feature the Wind Symphony, Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, UNI choral ensembles and guest artists Sheri Greenawald and Nick Lane. The concert will begin in the Great Hall of the GBPAC and then travel to the newly renovated Russell Hall for a reception, celebration and more music. Proceeds from the concert support scholarships for current School of Music students. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

ALUMNI & FRIENDS CONCERT:

The Russell Hall rededication weekend festivities continue with Carnaval II at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This concert will feature the UNI Faculty String Quartet with special guest Matthew Bengtson, piano. The concert also will feature a performance by guest artist Sheri Greenawald, soprano, faculty artists and alumni jazz ensembles. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

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.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY:

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra and guest pianist Simone Dinnerstein pay tribute to the great American musician Leonard Bernstein, with performances of Bernstein's music and of music he was famous for conducting, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, in the GBPAC. Get tickets at 3-4849 or wcfsymphony.org; $5 student rush tickets day of show with valid I.D.

 

ALL-STATE STRINGS WORKSHOP:

The UNI School of Music will present its annual hands-on workshops for high school student string players preparing for All-State competition at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 4. This event is free and open to the public, but does require registration. For more information, contact Susan.Grover@uni.edu or 3-2025.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: NORTHERN IOWA WIND SYMPHONY & CONCERT BAND:

The Northern Iowa Wind Symphony and Concert Band will open the 2008-2009 Spotlight Series with a shared concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. The Wind Symphony will appear under the direction of Ronald Johnson, UNI School of Music professor and conductor, and the Concert Band will be led by conductor and professor S. Daniel Galyen. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

MASSAGE AT UNI:

Massages are available by licensed massage therapist Carissa Shima in the Wellness Recreation Center Wellness Resource Lab. Appointments are available Monday through Friday. The cost is $15 for 15 minutes, $25 for 30 minutes, $35 for 45 minutes, $45 for an hour or $65 for 90 minutes. Gift certificates are available. Call 3-6119 to schedule an appointment.

 
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.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS :

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.

 

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.

 

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION ORIENTATION MEETINGS:

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

 

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 spring 2009. 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 from AmeriCorps*ProCorps. 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

 

CAPSTONE STUDY ABROAD IN GREECE:

There will be informational meetings for the June 2009 Capstone Study Abroad course in Greece at noon and 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 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 ASSESSMENT FOR FREE:

Check out this free, confidential assessment that gives helpful feedback regarding individual patterns of marijuana use and how it might affect different areas of 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 Eastern Europe and Eurasia. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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