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Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008
SCHOOL-BASED ACTIVITIES SURVEY CORRECTION:
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.
IOWA CORE CORRICULUM MEETING:
Teacher education faculty invite all UNI faculty to the fall TEF meeting from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, in Schindler 252 with a social in the lobby to follow. The meeting will feature a panel presentation by UNI faculty who have been involved in the development of the Iowa Core Curriculum. The Iowa Core was created in partnership with stakeholders in education and business to better prepare Iowa students to be successful in today's technology-rich, global economy by taking learning to a deeper level on a set of essential skills and concepts in literacy, math, science, social studies, and 21st century learning skills. The ICC must be implemented in Iowa high schools by 2012 and elementary and middle schools by 2014. That means that when this fall's secondary teaching majors graduate, they will be expected to implement the ICC in Iowa classrooms.
UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM MEETINGS:
The University Curriculum Committee will hold informational meetings in each college within the next two weeks. Attending one of these meetings would be beneficial to anyone working with curriculum. If unable to attend the meeting held in your college, feel free to attend another that fits your schedule. Visit http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/ucc/index.shtml for a meeting schedule and other information.
CAMPUS FUNDRAISING PLANS REQUESTED:
In order to coordinate campus solicitations, university colleges and departments are requested to submit fundraising plans for the academic year to the UNI Foundation. The foundation can help your department coordinate your fundraising efforts for the most effective results. Contact Vicki Collum, director of annual giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to solicit gifts from alumni this year.
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING & REPORTING IS MOVING:
Financial Accounting and Reporting Services will move to 122 Lang Hall on Friday, Oct. 3. Phone numbers, fax number and mail code will remain the same.
VACATION DONATION PROGRAM:
UNI continues to offer a vacation donation program for employees affected by the May 25 tornado and June flooding. This program allows employees to donate unused vacation time to those who have suffered a loss to their home and have exhausted their vacation balances. It's not too late to request assistance or to donate hours. For complete details, see http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/documents/vac_donate_ prog0908.pdf.
A & F NEWSLETTER:
The Administration & Finance division newsletter is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/documents/sept08News-Views.pdf. It contains news and information about staff accomplishments and department activities.
NISG HAS NEW WEB SITE:
Northern Iowa Student Government has launched its new Web site. The site has been redesigned for better navigation and includes new features like podcasts, news, searching and housing-list integration with Google Maps. Check out http://www.uni.edu/nisg.
ALLY SAFE ZONE ORIENTATION:
Help strengthen UNI’s already outstanding 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.
WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES BOARD MEETING:
A Women's and Gender Studies board meeting will be from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 13, in Baker 161. Board meetings are open to all.
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.
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.
VOLUNEER 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.
OCTOBER IS PIZZA MONTH:
Avanti in Prexy’s in Maucker Union offers carry-out pizza for staff meetings and gatherings. Special discounts will be in place during October; volume discounts begin with four pizzas. Stop by Avanti for fresh 16-inch pizza and to enter drawings for free pizza: daily and weekly winners.www.uni.edu/dor Click on What’s Happening.
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/employment/?
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.
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/.
UNI STUDENT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT:
A presentation on student community engagement will be from noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, in the Presidential Room of Maucker Union. Donna Vinton, director of academic assessment, will share data from UNI student responses to a national survey of student engagement. The data provides information on the importance students attach to various issues, the sources students use for staying current with the news, the civic/community activities they participated in last year, where they learn about opportunities for involvement and why they get involved. Contact Gerri Perreault, 3-6898 (or YLA@UNI.edu) with questions.
NEED HELP ANALYZING YOUR DATA?
The UNI Department of Mathematics provides assistance through its Statistical Consulting Lab (SCL).
PREPARING COMPETITIVE NSF PROPOSALS:
Bring your lunches and questions for the National Science Foundation. An 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 email@example.com or 3-3961.
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.
For a list of events, visit http://www.uni.edu/homecoming
UNI PURPLE PRIDE DAY--FRIDAY, OCT. 10:
Celebrate the purple in your life with UNI's fourth annual Purple Pride Day. Wear UNI purple apparel, available at various retail stores and online at Panther Athletics or University Book & Supply. Take group photos showcasing your Panther pride and send to University Marketing & Public Relations via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org/ or campus mail, 0392. Please include a short caption.
PURPLE PRIDE TRIVIA:
The first three faculty or staff to correctly answer a question will win a UNI Purple for Life T-shirt. Visit
http://uni-mail.org/subscribe/survey?f=136 for the questions.
PURPLE PRIDE TRIVIA WINNERS:
Congratulations to Michael Fleming, Michael Hager and Sue Joseph for being the first to provide the correct answers to Purple Pride Trivia. Answers: Burl Berry determined our school's mascot; fall enrollment for 2008 is 12,908 students; and the first football coach at UNI was Fred Wolff.
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.
HOMECOMING PANCAKE & CINNAMON ROLL BREAKFAST:
Enjoy homemade pancakes and sausage for $5 or cinnamon rolls with hot chocolate or coffee for $1.50 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11. The breakfast will be served in front of St. Stephen Catholic Student Center next to University Book & Supply at 1019 W. 23rd St.
HOMECOMING ITEMS FOR SALE AT ESSENTIALS:
Back the Panthers for the "Purple Out" games on Saturday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 18. Get an official T-Shirt at Essentials in Maucker Union for only $9.99. Check out the new clothing and gear up for the games. Enjoy 50-cent bags of popcorn during Homecoming Week at Essentials in Maucker Union.
WIN A SIGNED SPORTSBALL:
UNI student athletes have signed footballs, volleyballs and soccer balls to be given away during Homecoming week at Prexys and Essentials in Maucker Union, Biscotti's in Redeker Center and the 23rd Street Market in Commons. Enter the drawing now through Oct. 9. No purchase necessary. Information on all Department of Residence promotions: http://www.uni.edu/dor. Click on What's Happening.
TAILGATE PARTY PACKAGE AT 23RD STREET MARKET:
Just in time for Homecoming: Win a tailgate tent and tailgate package at 23rd Street. Market. The package includes a tailgate tent, cooler, beverages and food. See convenience store locations for more give-aways. Enter the drawings now through Oct. 9. No purchase necessary. Information on all Department of Residence promotions: http://www.uni.edu/dor. Click on What's Happening.
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.
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.
HLC KICK-OFF EVENT:
UNI is embarking on its Higher Learning Commission reaccreditation including participation in the Foundations of Excellence program. 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.
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.
PURSUING VICTORY WITH HONOR SUMMIT:
UNI will host the Pursuing Victory With Honor Summit Wednesday, Oct. 8. The event will attract nearly 400 middle and high school student athletes and their coaches. The summit will focus on the six pillars of character and will feature eight break-out sessions led by UNI faculty, staff and students. The summit is organized by the Character Counts in Iowa. For more information contact Stacey Christensen, email@example.com.
KAPPA DELTA PI T-SHIRT SALE:
T-shirts and related items will be available at the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society's sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, and Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the second-floor Schindler Lobby. Proceeds benefit KDP's educational and service projects.
TAKE A HIKE:
The UNI Biological Preserves Committee will host "Take a Hike" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10. Members of the UNI Biological Preserves Committee will give guided tours of the newly developed UNI Biological Preserves Trail System. Meet at the Tall Grass Prairie on W. 29th Street (east of the UNI Credit Union). Open to all UNI faculty, staff and students. A map of the trail is available at http://www.biology.uni.edu/botanicalcenter/Activities.html.
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.
UNI Volleyball 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.
UNI Football faces Nicholls State at 6:35 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, in the UNI-Dome.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-5732.
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, email@example.com 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.
HOW ENEMY LEADERS BECAME FRIENDS:
A thought-provoking video on how enemy leaders became friends will be presented from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, in SEC 252. Participants will view and discuss the video, "Best of Enemies," on how two remarkable leaders, Ann Atwater, a civil-rights leader, and C. P. Ellis, a Ku Klux Klan leader, started out as enemies and became best friends. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Gerri Perreault 3-6898 (or YLA@UNI.edu) with questions.
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.
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.
LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Singer-songwriter Jen Chapin will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, in KUNI'S studio on the third floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS:
See the Golden Dragon Acrobats at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 12, at the GBPAC. This year marks their 30th-anniversary U.S. tour. For more information, visit www.gbpac.com or call 3-4TIX. Students receive a 50-percent discount.
FLU SHOT CLINICS:
Flu shots will be provided by the Student Health Clinic: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, WRC North Gym (in conjunction with Wellness Fair); 7 to 9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, Student Health Clinic; 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, Student Health Clinic; 7 to 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, Student Health Clinic. The cost is $25, payable by cash, check, u-bill or payroll deduct. Insurance filing accepted; go to http://www.uni.edu/health/. For more information, contact the Health Clinic at 3-7425 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 begin in November. For details and to register, contact Kathy Green, email@example.com or 3-6921.
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.
FIRST UNITED SPORT AND ATHLETE 5K RUN/WALK:
United Sport and Athlete, Inc. (USA), in partnership with HPELS, is hosting a 5K Run/Walk event on Saturday, Nov. 1. Registration forms can be picked up at USA, 1045 Southtown Dr. in Waterloo (across from Home Depot). Registration is $20 for adults and $18 for students before Friday, Oct. 24. After this date, the registration fee will be $25 for all participants. Race packets will be available at USA from 8 to 9 a.m., Friday, Oct. 31, or from 7 to 7:50 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, during race-day registration. For more information, contact Janet Ho at 234-1935.
TELL YOUR STUDENTS :
SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRAD STUDENTS:
Join UNI graduate students and volunteers from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Contact Ken Nesbett at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a shift.
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
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
UNI RIGHT TO LIFE MEETING:
UNI Right to Life will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, in the College Eye Room (downstairs in Maucker Union).
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