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UNI Online is a compilation of notices to be distributed to faculty and staff. The deadline for submission is noon, the day before publication. UNI Online is distributed on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Submitted items must be sponsored by a UNI department, program or organization. No commercial or personal announcements are allowed. Announcements must have news, not opinion content. Submit items to: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/

 

 

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008

NEWS:

FOUNDATIONS OF EXCELLENCE (FOE) FACULTY AND STAFF SURVEY:

UNI is participating in a self-study of first-year programs this year through the Foundations of Excellence (FoE) project, sponsored by the Policy Center on the First College Year. Faculty and staff received an e-mail on Oct. 8, with a link to a survey assessing faculty and staff opinions about how well UNI implements an effective first-year program both in and out of the classroom. Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey. Your input is critical as the FoE task force prepares the self-study documents that will guide efforts to strengthen the learning environment for first-year students at UNI.

 

CENTRALIZED INVOICING OF NON-STUDENTS PROJECT:

The Office of Business Operations will be coordinating and centralizing non-student accounts receivable for the university. If your department invoices non-students (individuals, businesses, corporations, government units, etc.) please send your contact information to Brian Looby (brian.looby@uni.edu), bursar, by the end of Tuesday, Oct. 14. This will help OBO assess the scope of the project and insure you have input into the process.

 

VOTE EARLY ON CAMPUS:

Early voting will be available for Black Hawk County residents in Maucker Union from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, through Thursday, Oct. 16, and Tuesday, Oct. 21, through Thursday, Oct. 23.

 

PHONE SYSTEM OUTAGE WILL OCCUR OCT. 18:

Electrical upgrades to the Gilchrist Hall telecommunications room from 6 to 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, will result in a complete UNI voice system outage lasting less than one hour. No calls can be received or placed on the UNI telecommunication system during the outage. Voice messaging/auto attendants/call center systems will not be in operation. Students, faculty, staff and visitors who are on campus should use cellphones, e-mail, texting, etc., for general communications during this outage. For emergencies cellphones should be used to dial 911, or call UNI Public Safety at 3-4000 or 3-2712.

http://www.uni.edu/its/us/commcorner/announce/October182008TelephoneOutage.pdf

 

HIGH-FIVE AWARD NOMINATIONS:

Nominations are being accepted for the Administration and Finance (A&F) Division's High-Five Award for Staff Excellence. Permanent A&F employees with a minimum of two years of service are eligible to receive the award. Any member of the university community can submit a nomination. Watch UNI Online for more information or visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/high_five.shtml. A&F employees may use the nomination forms they will receive through campus mail or use the online version found at the link above. Submission deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

The Chicago Tribune reported on President and Pat Allen's gift to the new university campaign. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-ia-unifundraisingdri,0,1946826.story

 

REVIEW STATE AND FEDERAL REGULATIONS ON POLITICAL ACTIVITY:

While UNI respects the right of its employees and students to actively engage in the political process, state and federal laws generally prohibit the use of the university and its resources to promote partisan political causes, campaigns and candidates. Employees and students are encouraged to read and understand the boundaries of involvement of the university in the political process. See http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/political_guidelines.shtml.

 

HOMECOMING 2008 WRAP UP:

http://www.uni.edu/infosys/gallery/homecoming08/

 

MICROSOFT HOME-USE PROGRAM:

As a part of the Microsoft Campus Agreement, qualifying UNI faculty and staff can purchase Microsoft Office and/or Sharepoint for $19.95 plus tax. Faculty and staff who are licensed to use Microsoft Office and Sharepoint under the Microsoft Campus Agreement are eligible for this program. For full program guidelines and information, look for the Microsoft Home-Use Program link in the Computer Resources channel on MyUNIverse. Questions may be directed to karen.paulsen@uni.edu.

 

FREE JUICE SAMPLES AT ESSENTIALS:

For that "natural" energy boost try some Naked Juice. No preservatives or added sugar plus one pound of fruit in each bottle. Free samples will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14 at Essentials in Maucker Union.

 

HEY CHILI LOVERS:

To commemorate National Chili Month, eight chili recipes will be featured through Friday, Oct. 24 at the soup station in Prexy’s in Maucker Union. A different flavor will be featured each day: Chuck wagon, vegetable, Panther, zesty beef, Mexican chicken, white, garden and Hoosier.

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.shtml

 

SCMP MEETING:

A Supervisory and Confidential Merit Personnel (SCMP) Meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, in CBB 323.

 

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include computer systems administrator.

To view all the openings and the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

 

FACULTY VACANCIES:

Head,Department of Management
http://www.cba.uni.edu/dbweb/pages/about/faculty-rec-detail.cfm?Department=Management#Head,%20Department%20of%20Management

 

The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/employment/?

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

SPSS STATISTICS SHORT COURSE:

Learn about exporting data for Excel to SPSS, recoding variables, creating new variables, chi-square, t-test, regression and ANOVA from 5:30 to 7:30, Thursday, Oct. 16 or Monday, Oct. 20, in SAB 223. E-mail Mark Jacobson at jacobson@cs.uni.edu with questions or to RSVP, or visit http://www.cs.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL/.

 

PERSONALIZED MEMFIS TRAINING AVAILABLE:

Personalized training is available for MEMFIS users. The MEMFIS training team can help users with purchasing, employee self service (timecards, view payslips, W-2, personal information, W-4, leave balances), manager self-service (view employee data), completing forms (request for payment, journal entries, depositing cash receipts, procards), budget adjustments, and MEMFIS reports. Reservations are required to receive personalized training. Send an e-mail request to memfis-training@uni.edu. State topics for which you would like help and select one of these training sessions: 1 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, 1 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29 or 1 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5. Confirmation of training requests will be sent.

 

INSTITUTIONAL MATCHING FUNDS FOR GRANTS:

The Office of Sponsored Programs has guidelines and an application for accessing institutional matching funds for grants on its Web site. Refer to the news section on OSP's home page for these documents: www.uni.edu/osp. Contact Christy Twait at 3-3217 with questions.

 

MEDIA INTERVIEW GUIDES AVAILABLE:

Whether for print or broadcast, preparation is key for an interview that will get your message in the media. A media interview guide is available online at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/MediaInterviewGuide.pdf. If you would like to receive a laminated copy of this guide, please e-mail liz.conklin@uni.edu.

 

TWO WAYS TO WRITE A GRANT IN THE SUMMER OF 2009:

Apply for a four-week Graduate College Summer Fellowship for grant development. The application deadline is Friday, Oct. 31. Contact Mike Licari (michael.licari@uni.edu or 3-3303) for more information on the Summer Fellowships or visit http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/fellowship.aspx.
Participate in the Office of Sponsored Programs' Summer 2009 Grants Workshop. This hands-on, multi-session grant-development workshop during May and June will guide faculty and staff through the full process of grant seeking, project development, grant writing, budgeting and project evaluation. You need not be a summer fellow to participate, but fellows are welcome. Contact Anita Kleppe (anita.kleppe@uni.edu or 3-6148) for additional information.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

MEET THE PRES EVENT -- SPONSORED BY THE P&S COUNCIL:

Join P&S staff at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom, for "Meet the Pres." Bring your lunch and hear an update on the latest news and issues facing the university. Recipients of the 2008 Regents Staff Excellence Awards will be announced.

 

GILCHRIST HALL REDEDICATION:

President Benjamin J. Allen invites the campus community to celebrate the rededication of Gilchrist Hall at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, on the west entrance plaza, weather permitting; rain location is on the second floor in the Follon Student Services Center. A reception and open house will follow the ceremony.

 

HISTORY CLUB BOOK SALE:

The UNI History Club will sponsor a used book sale from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, in CME Room 109 (top floor of Maucker Union.) Paperback books are 50 cents and hardcover books are $1 with various specials. Proceeds go to the History Club.

 

HISPANIC CULTURE FEST:

HLSU will host '08 Culture Fest for Hispanic Heritage Month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Commons Dining Room 121. There will be a Mariachi performance, a guest speaker from Chile, booths on how to make enchiladas, pinatas, tissue flowers and masks, help with Spanish language terms, dance lessons and more. Free.

 

DEBATE WATCH:

The Department of Political Science will host a Debate Watch for the third and final presidential debate. Debate Watch brings together students, faculty and staff to watch the televised debates, talk about what they learned and share their reactions. The Debate Watch will be held at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, in SAB 102. For more information, contact Donna Hoffman, donna.hoffman@uni.edu or 3-5916.

 

VISITING ARTIST PRESENTS POTTERY WORKSHOP:

The Department of Art and Northern Iowa Potters and Sculptors will host a two-day workshop with visiting artist Matt Long, from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1:30 to 4 p.m, Thursday, Oct. 16, and Friday, Oct. 17, in Room 126 Kamerick Art Building. Long will give a demonstration on the potter’s wheel, making thrown porcelain pots. He also will give a lecture about his artwork at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct.16, in the Art Auditorium, Kamerick Art Building, Room 111.

 

CME SEVEN BOOK CLUB:

The CME Seven Book Club will meet at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, at the CME, Maucker Union, upper level to discuss "The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom" by Dom Miguel Ruiz. Come prepared to discuss the reading and enlighten us on your unique point of view.

 

UNI MEN STEPPING UP:

Dating violence, sexual assault and domestic violence are issues that happen everywhere, including UNI and the Cedar Valley. UNI men are invited to a meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, in the Presidential Room at Maucker Union to explore ways that faculty, staff, administrators and students can support and/or become involved in violence prevention efforts. While few men actually engage in these types of behaviors, men are often bystanders to such behavior that can happen to our students, friends, sisters, daughters, partners, co-workers or loved ones. For more information, contact Michael Fleming at 3-6301 or e-mail michael.fleming@uni.edu.

 

AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT:

The AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display Tuesday, Oct. 21 and Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballrooms. The display features 10, 12-feet-by-12-feet quilt blocks viewable from noon to 9 p.m. both days, a research lecture by Dolores Albarricin at 7 p.m., Tuesday, and a panel discussion at 7 p.m., Wednesday. For more information, contact tbilyeu@uni.edu.

 

LIBRARY BOOK SALE:

UNI will hold a used book sale at the Rod Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25. Items for sale include fiction and non-fiction books (hardcover and paperback) and other items. These items have been removed from the Library’s collection and include both adult and children's titles. Hardcover books are $2 and paperbacks $1. Payment must be made in cash (good check) on site before removal. Parking will be available in the A lot west of Gilchrist Hall or the A lot on W. 23rd St by Lang Hall. Call Vince at 3-3527 if you have questions.

 

NORTHEAST IOWA MEDICAL ETHICS CONFERENCE:

The Northeast Iowa Medical Ethics Conference, featuring renowned pediatrician and ethicist Lainie 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.

 

WHO SHOULD I VOTE FOR: JOHN MCCAIN OR BARACK OBAMA?

Representatives from the McCain and Obama campaigns will present their views and engage in discussion with the audience from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, in SEC Room 252. See http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_101308.shtml . Contact Gerri Perreault, 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu with questions.

 

7v7 SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

UNI Just for Kicks soccer program is hosting a 7v7 tournament in the UNI-Dome from 8 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, Nov. 1. Each team is allowed 11 players and will be guaranteed at least three games. All teams must register by Saturday, Oct. 25. Registration forms are available in the WRC, Room 220. Contact Noah Kramer at 3-6475 or Sam Lankford at 3-6840. Funds support the Just for Kicks soccer program, an educational and research/training program for NE Iowa soccer coaches and players.

ATHLETICS:

SOFTBALL:

Softball will host its Purple and Gold games through Thursday, Oct. 16, at Robinson-Dresser Field at 4 p.m.

 

SWIMMING:

Swimming hosts South Dakota at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, at the WRC pool.

 

FOOTBALL:

Football hosts North Dakota State at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, in the UNI-Dome.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

PORTUGUESE FILM SERIES:

The UNI Portuguese Club will host the fourth installment of its Conexões Film Series at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, in the College Eye Room of Maucker Union. All films are in Portuguese with English subtitles and are free and open to the public. "Cidade dos Homens" (City of Men), is the sequal to "Cidade de Deus" (City of God), and is the story of two best friends who discover things about their missing fathers' pasts that shatters their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.

 

AFRICAN ART AS THEATER:

Sarah Clunis will not speak Thursday, Oct. 16 at the University Museum. Instead, UNI Museums will show "African Art as Theater," a film by University of Iowa Professor Christopher Roy, at 7 p.m., at the University Museum, 3219 Hudson Road. Visit www.uni.edu/museum or call 3-2188 for more information.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE:

The blockbuster "Wanted," starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman, will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, in the Maucker Union. A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin, and that he shares his father's superhuman killing abilities. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

LAST LECTURE SERIES:

The Last Lecture Series invites faculty to present a lecture on any topic that is significant and intriguing to them as if it were their last lecture. The series also helps connect students with the central purpose of a college education: the encouragement of intellectual curiosity. Robert Schneider, associate professor of social work, delivers his "Last Lecture" on "Psychoanalysis: It's not What you Think it is," at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Seerley Hall 115.

 

IMPROVING COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH:

Dr. Christine Ziebold will discuss practical strategies to creating healthier environments for children at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, in the CEEE Auditorium. Ziebold is a pediatrician at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital Division of Infectious Diseases. This program is part of the Sustainable Hometown Initiative of the Center for Energy & Environmental Education, and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 3-2573.

 

ETHICS FROM A BUDDHIST PERSPECTIVE:

Professor Chris Frakes, Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, will lecture on "When Caring isn't Enough: Responding to Suffering with Compassion," at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20, State College Room, Maucker Union. Frakes specializes in Buddhist philosophy. Sponsor: UNI Department of Philosophy and World Religions.

 

INVENTORY, MAPPING AND QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF PRAIRIE VEGETATION:

Tom Rosburg, Drake University, will discuss how remnant areas were mapped and surveyed for The Grand River Grasslands at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, Tallgrass Prarie Center, Room 9. This is a cooperative effort towards conserving native grasslands in the Central Tallgrass Prairie Ecoregion by the Missouri and Iowa Nature Conservancy Chapters, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and the Missouri Department of Conservation. Implementation of conservation action on the Iowa side of the Grand River Grasslands necessitated field work to locate, map and assess quality of prairie remnants in about 75,000 acres of southeastern Ringgold County, Iowa and northern Harrison County, MO. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, rwelch@uni.edu or 3-3828.

 

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 in the Old Central Ballroom, Maucker Union. All university staff, faculty, administrators and students are invited. Register at www.uni.edu/admissions/insights.

 

LECTURE ON ETHICS OF ORGAN MARKETS:

As part of the Wilson Series in Business Ethics, the University of Chicago’s Dr. Lainie Ross will present a lecture on perspectives of ethics, economics, and public policy on the current international market for human organs, especially kidneys. This free public forum will be held at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, in CBB 109. For more information, contact Donna Wood at donna.wood@uni.edu, or 3-2196.

 

SPEAKER ON ELECTION ANALYSIS:

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:

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: CHRIS BUCKHOLZ, TROMBONE:

UNI School of Music faculty artist Chris Buckholz will present a trombone concert at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct.14, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. The concert will feature faculty artists Randy Grabowski, trumpet and Genadi Zagor, piano. Free and open to the public.

 

ORGAN RECITAL:

Visiting artist Thomas Reed will offer an organ recital at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. Reed, an award-winning organist who has studied at the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, performs throughout the country as a professional church musician. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Caroline.Boehmer@uni.edu.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: CONCERT CHORALE:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music visiting artist and conductor Dyan Meyer, UNI Concert Chorale will offer a fall Spotlight Series Concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, in Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

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. 17-19. General admission tickets are $14; free for UNI students. Call 3-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre for more information.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY FAMILY CONCERT:

The Latin American duo Calle Sur and Alfredo Rolando Ortiz (on a Paraguayan harp) join the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony on lively Wild West tunes and South American gauchos, at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 19, at the GBPAC. Purchase $10 adult and $5 youth tickets at 3-4TIX or wcfsymphony.org.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Hear Pop Wagner at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20, in KUNI'S studio on the third floor of the CAC. Wagner has a reputation as a singer, picker, fiddler, lasso twirler, poet and downright funny guy. He appeared frequently on public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion" during the show's formative years. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 
INTERPRETER'S THEATRE PRESENTS:

The UNI Interpreters Theatre presents Barry Gifford’s "Wild at Heart," at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23 through Saturday, Oct. 25 in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang 040. Free admission; seating is limited to 90 people per performance. Performances may contain mature language and situations.

 

KUNI BLUES BLOWOUT TICKETS ON SALE NOW:

American bluesman Kenny Neal brings his axe to Waterloo's Electric Park Ballroom at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, for the 2008 Fall Blues Blowout, presented by the Friends of KUNI/KHKE. Opening the show is the 2008 Iowa Blues Challenge winner, the Avey Brothers, from Davenport. Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 at the door). Advance tickets can be ordered online in the KUNI store section or by calling (800) 772-2440, ext. 0. Advance tickets also are available at Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls. All proceeds benefit Iowa Public Radio.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

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 healthcenter@uni.edu.

 

AUTUMN-MATIC WELLNESS FAIR 2008:

Agencies, businesses and organizations from the campus and community will be on site with health and wellness information from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the WRC North Gym. Various screenings and flu shots ($25) will be available. Participants will be eligible for door prizes including a $100 gift certificate to University Book and Supply, $150 gift certificate to Upper Cervical Health Center, tickets to a performance at the GBPAC, and more. For more information, contact Deedra Dahlager, UNI Wellness Resource Coordinator, at 3-7162 or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/events/autumnfair/index.html.

 

TURKEY TROT:

Turkey Trot is an online fitness class. Exercise on your own, record your minutes, reach your goal and win a Turkey Trot sweatshirt. The registration fee is $20. For more information, contact Dana.Foster@uni.edu.

 

INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT:

Open to students, faculty and staff. The tournament is at 1:15 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2. A managers' meeting takes place at 4 p.m.,Thursday, Oct. 23, in SEC 247. The entry fee is $20 per team. Register from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, or Tuesday, Oct. 28, in WRC 161. Call 3-7262 with questions.

 

INTRAMURAL SCRATCH BOWLING TOURNAMENT:

This event is open to students, faculty and staff. Bowl from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, or Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Valley Park Lanes in Cedar Falls. Divisions include singles, doubles, men, women and co-rec. The cost is $6/three lines, which includes shoes and ball. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, through Wednesday, Oct. 29, WRC 161. Call 3-7262 with questions.

 

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, kathy.green@uni.edu or 3-6921.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS :

EXPLORING MAJORS FAIR:

The Exploring Majors Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Some 30 academic departments will have faculty, advising coordinators and experienced students available to answer questions and share information. The fair is designed for students to explore majors, minors, and certificates from academic departments. Deciding students as well as those students who have declared a major but may be uncertain about their choice, are encouraged to attend. Door prizes to be raffled. Visit http://www.uni.edu/advising/event/majorfair/majorfair.html for more information.

 

SUMMER ORIENTATION STAFF APPLICATIONS:

It's time to encourage outstanding undergraduate students to apply for Summer Orientation Staff. These students work closely with faculty and staff from across campus to welcome new students and families to the UNI community. Application forms are available at www.uni.edu/admissions/orientation/staff. The deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 5.

 

ROD LIBRARY STUDENT COMPUTER FEE SURVEY:

Speak up on how student computer fees are spent. Rod Library will conduct its annual survey of student computing interests from Monday, Oct. 13, through Wednesday, Oct. 22. The survey is online at http://www.uni.edu/library/scfsurvey/ and in paper form in the library lobby.

 

DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM:

Magic. Money. Experience. The Disney College Program at Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, Calif., or Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, Fla., can provide you with the opportunity of a lifetime. Interested students should attend one of two presentation sessions at 11:30 a.m. or 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, in Gilchrist 009. Contact Laura Wilson (3-3821) for more information or visit their Web site: www.disneycollegeprogram.com.

 

NISEA MEETING:

Students going into a field experience or student teaching, should check out the NISEA meeting at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, in SEC, Room 129. Meetings are every third Tuesday, with prizes and snacks. To register beforehand, go to www.nea.org. E-mail spencea@uni with questions.

 

SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY IN AUSTRIA:

A new $1,000 scholarship is available to any student interested in studying in Austria for the summer. The deadline has been extended to Friday, Oct. 17. E-mail ntendall@uni.edu if interested.

 

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK:

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. This week long event will be held Monday, Nov. 17 through Friday, Nov. 21, and will include informational and fun events. For more information, visit www.iew.state.gov or contact the Study Abroad Office at 3-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu.

 

NEW API PROGRAMS:

Academic Programs International has new programs in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Costa Rica; Mexico; Hungary; and Poland. The API Gives Back Program allows API students to contribute to the local community during their study abroad session. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office, 3-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN NICARAGUA MEETING:

Attend an exploratory meeting to learn about joining a trip to Nicaragua in May or July 2009, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, in Sabin 7. The trip focuses on family and community development and includes cultural experiences.

 

KOOB FUND FOR STUDENT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT:

The Robert and Yvonne Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement is an endowment supporting students who are completing internships in positions of service in Iowa. Interns chosen to receive awards through the Koob Fund will be selected based on benefits to the student, the sponsoring organization and the community (outside of UNI). Awards range from $1,000 to $3,000. Scholarship information can be found at:
http://www.uni-foundation.org/page.aspx?id=lotw36p88. For more information, contact Angie Gorsuch at 3-5600 or agorsuch@uni.edu.

 

THE WORD IS...SLEEP:

Problems with academic performance due to sleep difficulties are reported by 25 percent of students. Two-thirds of college students say they pull at least one all-nighter per semester. Encourage students to get the sleep they need; they’ll perform better in class. http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/.

 

STUDENT CHALLENGE TAILGATE:

Enjoy free root beer floats, games and prizes at the Student Challenge Tailgate on Saturday, Oct. 18. Look for a white tent north of the UNI-Dome. For more information, visit www.uni-foundation.org/studentgift.

 
GRAD STUDENTS PUMPKIN CARVING EVENT:

Join other graduate students for pumpkin carving and decorating from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, in the ROTH Meeting Room. RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 22, to Ken Nesbett (knesbett@uni.edu) to reserve a spot. Free pumpkins provided by Cedar Falls Wal-Mart and HyVee.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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