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Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008

NEWS:

COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESIDENTS TO MEET AT UNI SEPT. 30:

The presidents of Iowa's 15 community colleges have been invited to meet at UNI on Tuesday, Sept. 30. The event is being hosted by President Allen. This is the first time the leaders of Iowa's community colleges have gathered at UNI. The purpose of the meeting is to initiate a dialogue around issues and opportunities arising from the increasing interaction between UNI and the community colleges.

 

INFLUENCE THE FUTURE:

Are you interested in how we can strengthen students' first-year experiences at UNI? Are you interested in how we can make UNI a better place for teaching and learning? UNI is participating in a national higher-education project known as "Foundations of Excellence® (FoE) in the First College Year." UNI also is embarking on its Higher Learning Commission reaccreditation. The goal is to help UNI increase its effectiveness in recruiting, admitting, orienting, supporting, advising and teaching new students. Come to a special kickoff event from 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the Commons Ballroom. Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. The program will start promptly at 3:15 p.m.

 

A NEW HOME FOR IMSEP:

The Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership (IMSEP) has a new home in the Center for Energy and Environmental Education, Room 18. IMSEP is a state-funded initiative led by UNI, in partnership with Iowa State University and the University of Iowa.

 

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/.

 

PURPLE PRIDE TRIVIA:

The first three faculty or staff to correctly answer a question will win a UNI Purple for Life long-sleeved T-shirt. Visit http://uni-mail.org/subscribe/survey?f=133 for the questions.

 

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://uni-mail.org/subscribe/survey?f=129. All responses must be submitted by Friday, Oct. 10. Contact Jan Hanish (3-3526) with questions.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Harry Brod, philosophy and world religions, was quoted in the Sept. 25 - Oct. 8 issue of a new online multimedia magazine, FLYP. See the article, "Reinventing Superman: How a Kuwaiti-American Businessman is Giving an American Institution an Eastern Makeover" at
http://www.flypmedia.com/content/reinventing-superman

 

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.

 

VOLUNTEER USHERS NEEDED:

The Strayer-Wood Theatre is seeking volunteer ushers for "The House of Blue Leaves," Oct. 10-12 and 17-19. Ushers receive a free ticket to the performance. To volunteer, call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 3-6381.

 

SLIDERS, SAMPLES AND CURDS THIS WEEK IN MAUCKER UNION:

Sliders, a trendy mini-burger, will be available at Flares through Friday. Coupons in the Sept. 23 Northern Iowan will include buy-one-get-one-free offer for cheese curds at Chats. Stop by Wasabi to sample foods through Friday. Details and coupons for dining promotions are at http://www.uni.edu/dor/promotions/index.htm.

EMPLOYMENT:

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies include 23rd Street Market manager; communications and public relations manager

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

 

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

ASSESSMENT MINI-GRANTS ARE BACK:

The Office of Academic Assessment is offering mini-grants for academic department assessment projects again this year. The deadline for applications for first-round funding is Monday, Nov. 3; applications after that date will be accepted on a rolling basis as long as funding is available. For application procedures and additional information, see http://www.uni.edu/assessment/minigrants.shtml.

 

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.

 

PERSONALITY AND LEADERSHIP STYLES:

A Personality and Leadership Styles workshop will be held from 3:35 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, in SEC 252. The event is free and open to the public. The presenter is Drake Martin, assistant director of residence/education at UNI. Participants will analyze their leadership styles by identifying their type on the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory. Participants may purchase an inventory at University Book and Supply or come to the workshop and complete a short version. Contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.

 

NEED HELP ANALYZING YOUR DATA?

The UNI Department of Mathematics provides assistance through its Statistical Consulting Lab (SCL).
The SCL offers a free source of statistical support for a routine data analyses and is available to UNI students, faculty and staff. Contact Mark Jacobson, the director of the SCL, at 3-7172 or jacobson@cs.uni.edu to set up an appointment.

 

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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.

 

CAMPUS ALUMNI EMPLOYEE PRE-GAME SOCIAL:

Are you a UNI graduate who works on campus? Join the Alumni Association for a pre-game social for campus alumni employees from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Alumni Hospitality Suite in McLeod Center. Enjoy free beverages and snacks and then head to the UNI-Dome to cheer on the Panthers against Nicholls State. For game tickets, call 3-4TIX. Visit http://mail.unialum.org/subscribe/survey?f=131 to RSVP.

 

SHOWTIME:

UNI's dance program is hosting a free weekly series about dance from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, in WRC 185/187. The series begins Oct. 1 with "Musical Theater Favs." Join Valerie Williams, HPELS adjunct instructor, for a look at her favorite choreography from a variety of musicals. Come for snacks and great dancing.

 

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 Dembele 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.

 

HATE CRIME VIGIL:

A Hate Crime Vigil will take place at 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Campanile. The vigil is in remembrance of Matthew Shepard, Lawrence King and other victims of gender identity or sexual orientation violence. The program will begin with lighting candles of hope and continue with speakers from UNI Proud.

 

AVP BEACH VOLLEYBALL:

Don't miss the AVP Crocs Hot Winter Nights Indoor Beach Volleyball Tour. On Jan. 31, 2009, the Hot Winter Nights tour will bring the beach (200 tons of sand), and the most popular and talented players on the AVP tour to the McLeod Center. Tickets are on sale now at all UNITix locations, 3-4TIX, or online at www.uni.edu/mcleod.

ATHLETICS:

VOLLEYBALL:

The Panther Volleyball team takes on St. Louis at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30, in McLeod Center. UNI hosts Evansville on Friday, Oct. 3, and Southern Illinois on Saturday, Oct. 4, in a pair of MVC matches. Both matches will be at 7 p.m. in McLeod Center.

 

SOCCER:

Panther Soccer takes on Drake in an MVC contest at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the CVYSA Complex.

 

FOOTBALL:

UNI Football faces Nicholls State at 6:35 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, in the UNI-Dome.

 

SOFTBALL:

Panther Softball plays Muscatine CC at 2 p.m. and Iowa Lakes at 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4. UNI hosts Indian Hills at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5. All games will be 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:.

'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.

 

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 the CEEE auditorium. Tompkins has experience in philanthropy and land conservation. He founded The North Face and Esprit businesses and four non-profit organizations focusing on land and biodiversity conservation. Open to the public. For more information, call 3-2573.

 

PSYCHOLOGY COLLOQUIUM

Stephanie Madon of Iowa State University will present her research on "The Mediation of Mothers' Self-fulfilling Effects on Children's Alcohol Use: Self-verification, informational conformity, and modeling processes" at 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3, Baker 315. All are welcome to attend. E-mail harton@uni.edu for more information.

 
NEWS TALK - THE MISUSE OF ELECTION POLLING:

"News Talk" will discuss the use and misuse of election polling by the news media from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, at University Book and Supply. Discussion leader is Donna R. Hoffman, associate professor, UNI Department of Political Science. This event is free and open to the public. "News Talk" provides an opportunity to discuss the news of the day from local, regional or national newspapers as well as to hear the views of guest speakers such as editors, reporters and faculty with expertise in the media. Contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu with questions.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS:

Learn the basics of starting a small business, including business structure, taxes and resources, from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, BCS 30. Advance registration is required at jpec@uni.edu or 3-5732.

 

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

 

HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:

Learn the components of a business plan and what makes an effective plan from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required at jpec@uni.edu or 3-5732.

 

GRAD COLLEGE BROWN BAG LUNCH:

Dale Cyphert, interim department head and associate professor for marketing, will present a Brown Bag Lecture on the role of communication in the business world at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 8, in MSH 001. Bring your lunch; coffee and cookies will be provided by the Graduate College.

 

THE EFFECTS OF PLANTING METHODS IN A TALLGRASS PRAIRIE RECONSTRUCTION:

This lecture is second in a series of seminars on Natural Resource Research and Management. Come hear Justin V. Huisman at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the Tallgrass Prairie Center. Research in grainivory has shown that improving seed-to-soil contact during prairie reconstructions will increase native seedling emergence and establishment. This study investigates the effects of various seed incorporation methods (none, culti-pack, rake, rake and culti-pack) on prairie species emergence and establishment over two growing seasons. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, rwelch@uni.edu or 3-3828. Sponsored by the Tallgrass Prairie Center.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

Sarah Purcell from the Grinnell College history department will discuss "Elmer Ellsworth and James Jackson: The Politics of Martyrdom in the U.S. Civil War" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, in SRL 115. The event is free and open to the public.

 

COMMUNICATING GENDER DIVERSITY:

The Division of Student Affairs' "Insights for Effectiveness" series continues this semester with “Communicating Gender Diversity in the Workplace” from 9 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, or 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29. All university staff, faculty, administrators and students are invited. Register at www.uni.edu/admissions/insights.

 

LECTURE ON MEDICAL ETHICS:

Pediatrician and ethicist Laine Ross from the University of Chicago will lecture on "Kidney Markets: Ethics, Economics, and International Policies," at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the John Deere Auditorium in the CBB. The is a free lecture sponsored by the Wilson Chair of Business Ethics.

 

NORTHEAST IOWA MEDICAL ETHICS CONFERENCE:

The Northeast Iowa Medical Ethics Conference, featuring renowned pediatrician and ethicist Laine Ross from the University of Chicago, will examine "Ethical Issues in Pediatrics" from noon to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. To register, visit www.allencollege.edu.

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

'THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES':

Strayer-Wood Theatre presents "The House of Blue Leaves," a dark comedy about a man caught between his dream of being a Hollywood song writer and his reality of a life gone bananas. Performances are Oct. 10-12 and 17-19. General admission tickets are $14; free for UNI students. Call 3-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre for more information.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

SMOKING CESSATION CLASSES:

UNI Employee Wellness, through Wellness and Recreation Services, can provide a two-week supply of nicotine gum or patches to employees participating in the UNI Smoking Cessation program. The eight-week classes will begin in November. For details and to register, contact Kathy Green, kathy.green@uni.edu or 3-6921.

 

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.

 

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 :

ALLY SAFE ZONE ORIENTATION:

Help strengthen UNI's reputation as a friendly, safe, welcoming learning environment for everyone by attending one of three free Safe Zone Ally Program orientation sessions, Oct. 6, Oct. 21 and Nov 5. This new program prepares individuals to be effective allies to gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning members of the UNI community. Learn more about this educational/support program at http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/documents/SafeZoneCommunityWebsitepage.pdf. Sponsored by the Department of Residence and UNI Proud.

 

DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY:

The UNI Counseling Center, 103 Student Health Center, is offering a free, anonymous depression screening on Thursday, Oct. 9. Students must arrive at 9:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. to participate. No registration needed. Call 3-2676

 

VENT ON VENT TV:

Airheads, construction, homework, politics, religion, smoking or zoology. Share an opinion on any topic from A to Z. VENT TV is a free-speech platform, broadcast across campus and online. It is taped from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in the Maucker Union near Chats. Stop by and share your viewpoint. Previous episodes are available at www.ventuni.com.

 

NO SHAME THEATRE FRIDAY:

No Shame is open-mic night meets improv comedy meets poetry slam meets juggling meets Your Mom jokes. Any type of expression is welcome. There are three rules to perform: All pieces must be original, no piece may exceed five minutes in length, and no piece may harm the space or its occupants. To perform, come at 9:30 p.m. to sign up; if you are coming to watch, come before 10 p.m., at CAC 108. Free. For more information, e-mail noshamecf@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

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 610-7155 with questions.

 

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.

 

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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