Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008
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., Thursday, Oct. 16, and Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 21 - 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.
ORDER COMMENCEMENT APPAREL BY OCT. 20:
The deadline for ordering rental apparel for fall commencement is Monday, Oct. 20. Please call Norma at 3-2283 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve rental apparel.
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.
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. www.uni.edu/dor -- click on "What's Happening."
A Supervisory and Confidential Merit Personnel (SCMP) Meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, in CBB 323.
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/employment/?
TITLE II GRANT PROGRAM RFPS:
The Request for Proposals to the Fiscal Year 2008 Iowa Title II Grant Program is now available at:
http://www2.iowaccess.org/regents/HigherEd/titleii.htm. Title II grants consist of Teacher Quality State grants (Title IIA) and Mathematics and Science Partnerships grants (Title IIB). Required letters of intent are due Friday, Nov. 28. Contact Hillery Oberle, 3-3961 or email@example.com, for more information on this grant opportunity.
INFORMATIONAL SESSION ON TITLE II GRANTS:
The Office of Sponsored Programs will offer a brown bag informational session on the newly announced FY 2008 Iowa Title II Grant Program from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the OSP conference room (201 East Bartlett Hall). Contact Hillery Oberle, 3-3961 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information or to RSVP.
WEB CT WORKSHOPS FOR FACULTY:
Starting Friday, Oct. 24, ITS-Educational Technology is offering four workshops to show you how to build a course in WebCT. These workshops are for faculty members who are using the current version of WebCT or for those who have never used WebCT before. WebCT allows faculty to create online courseware as a supplement to an existing face-to-face course, or create a course that is completely online. For dates and times, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml. To register, call 3-2309.
MICROSOFT ONE-NOTE WORKSHOPS:
ITS-Educational Technology is now offering Microsoft OneNote workshops. Microsoft OneNote is a digital notebook that allows you to organize all of your notes in one place. This product can be useful for faculty, staff and students. For more information about OneNote and what it can do, visit
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/onenote/HA101656661033.aspx. For workshop dates and times, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml. To register, call 3-2309.
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 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, or Monday, Oct. 20, in SAB 223. E-mail Mark Jacobson at email@example.com 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 for personalized training. Send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 a laminated copy of this guide, please e-mail email@example.com.
GILCHRIST HALL REDEDICATION:
President 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.
HOWARD DEAN VISITS CAMPUS:
UNI Students for Barack Obama are hosting Howard Dean, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, on campus. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and he will speak at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, in the GBPAC.
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 Kamerick Art Building, Room 126. 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.
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 students, friends, sisters, daughters, partners, co-workers or loved ones. For more information, contact Michael Fleming at 3-6301 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRSSA 2ND ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF:
The second-annual Chili Cook-Off will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, in the NW UNI-Dome parking lot. There will be free chili and a silent auction with items from UNI Athletics. Anyone interested in cooking chili and bringing it to the cook-off should e-mail email@example.com. Registration is $30. There also will be prize drawings, and the chili cook-off winner (as judged by two community members) will be announced at half-time of the UNI football game and receive a traveling trophy.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAMILY FUN DAY: A VISIT TO AFRICA:
Families will enjoy African music, make African masks, encounter African animals on a safari scavenger hunt, learn African dances and design adinkra bookmarks from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 25, at the University Museum. To register call 3-2188. Cost is $5 per family.
Michelle Swanson, School of Music instructor of music education, will coordinate an ICDA music education workshop at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. For more information, e-mail Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu
FOR WHOM SHOULD I VOTE: 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.
FALL TEACHER EDUCATION CONVOCATION:
The 36th Teacher Education Induction Convocation will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, in GBPAC. Invitations have been sent to 320 UNI teacher education students eligible for induction. John Storm, modern languages, is the convocation speaker. Faculty and staff are invited to attend to honor the students being inducted.
GLOBAL TRADE ISSUES CONFERENCE:
UNI Business will host the second-annual conference on global business on Thursday, Nov. 13, celebrating International Education Week. The conference, "Current Issues Impacting Global Business," will address areas of concern in today's global environment. Featured speakers are from Phoenix International Freight Services, US Bank and the U.S. Export Assistance Center of the U.S. Department of Commerce. For more information, or a registration form, contact Chris Schrage at 3-2126 or e-mail email@example.com.
Softball will host a Purple and Gold games Thursday, Oct. 16, at Robinson-Dresser Field at 4 p.m.
Swimming hosts South Dakota at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, at the WRC pool.
Football hosts North Dakota State at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, in the UNI-Dome.
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.
Check out the blockbuster "Wanted," starring Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman, 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.
IMPROVING COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH:
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.
DISTINGUISHED LECTURE WITH GOV. ROMER:
Former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer and current chairman of Strong American Schools/ED in '08, will present "The Dire Need for Education Reform," from 2 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, in SEC 244/245. A reception will be at 1:30 p.m., in SEC Lobby with education displays and promotional items available. The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the Strong American Schools organization, visit http://www.edin08.com/AboutUs.aspx.
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.
For more information, contact Ryan Welch, firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-3828.
HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE EDUCATION:
Stephen Rapp, chief prosecutor, will present "Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Darfur: How to Judge the Horror," at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, Kamerick Art Building Auditorium. Rapp, a native of Cedar Falls, was appointed prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in December 2006, for a term of up to three years. During this term he is tasked with completing the prosecution of the individuals who are alleged to bear the greatest responsibility for the violations of international humanitarian law committed in Sierra Leone between 1996 and 2002. The event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. For more information, call 3-2725.
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 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 email@example.com or 3-2196.
Crow Forum will be at noon, Monday, Nov. 3, in the Center for Multicultural Education, Maucker Union, Room 109A. Paul Siddens, Department of Communication Studies, will present "Domestic Containment: Women and Romance Comics of the '50's and '60's." Women's and Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.
SPEAKER WILL ANALYZE ELECTION RESULTS:
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.
SPOTLIGHT SERIES: CONCERT CHORALE:
UNI Concert Chorale will offer a fall Spotlight Series Concert under the direction of UNI School of Music visiting artist and conductor Dyan Meyer, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, in Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.
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 childrenunder 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.
REDUCED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY:
See the Reduced Shakespeare Company Complete History of America (Abridged), Special Election Edition
at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, at the GBPAC. For more information and tickets, visit www.gbpac.com or call 3-4TIX. UNI students recieve a 50-percent discount on tickets.
SINGERS AND WOMEN'S CHORUS:
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Brad Barrett and visiting artist and conductor Dyan Meyer, the UNI Singers and UNI Women's Chorus will offer a shared fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, in Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
STRAYER WOOD THEATRE PRESENTS:
The Strayer-Wood Theatre presents "The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek," directed by senior theatre major Crystal Schneider, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1. Playwright Naomi Wallace tells the haunting story of two confused teenagers whose lives collide in tragedy. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre.
JEWEL IN CONCERT:
Three-time Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Jewel will be in concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, in the McLeod Center. Tickets are available at www.unitix.uni.edu, 3-4TIX or at all UNItix locations.
FREE BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILES (BCP):
One blood chemistry profile per academic year is free to UNI employees who qualify for insurance benefits. In a BCP screening, blood is drawn to test for 23 components including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, blood sugar, iron, etc. Employees who also want a prostate test (PSA) for $10 and/or a thyroid test (TSH) for $5 will incur that cost. Pay by cash or check only. Testing will take place from 7 to 9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, and Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Wellness/Recreation Center main corridor. Additional dates will be added based on interest. Bring your UNI health insurance card on the day of the blood draw for identification purposes. Students, retirees and spouses may sign up as well for a $20 BCP fee. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 to schedule.
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.
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.
TELL YOUR STUDENTS:
Academic departments will host pre-registration major meetings at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22. New freshmen and students interested in changing majors should attend to receive advice on guidelines for majors, and procedures to schedule for spring classes. Students may declare a major at the meeting. For department meeting locations, visit:
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.
Encourage students to attend "Let's Talk", a Department of Residence diversity forum for students who are leaders and/or aspire to leadership roles. "Let's Talk" is a free, multiple-panel program that will take place at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 26, in Lang Hall Rooms 11, 12, 20, 111, 208, 211, 308 and 345. Last year this program won the UNI Diversity Program of the Year award.
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 through Wednesday, Oct. 22. The survey is online at http://www.uni.edu/library/scfsurvey/ and in paper form in the library lobby.
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.
HOCKEY FOR GRAD STUDENTS:
Join in the fun with other graduate students at the Waterloo Blackhawks vs. Des Moines Buccanneers hockey game at 7:05 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24. Tickets are only $5. E-mail Ken Nesbett at email@example.com by Wednesday, Oct. 22, to reserve your tickets.
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 the program Web site: www.disneycollegeprogram.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
STUDY ABROAD IN NICARAGUA MEETING:
Attend an exploratory meeting from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16, in Sabin 7 to learn about joining a trip to Nicaragua in May or July 2009. The trip focuses on family and community development and includes cultural experiences.
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 (email@example.com) to reserve a spot. Free pumpkins provided by Cedar Falls Wal-Mart and HyVee.