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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. 21, 2008

NEWS:

OPEN FORUM FOR ASSOCIATE PROVOST CANDIDATE:

Virginia Arthur, candidate for the associate provost for faculty affairs position, will be on campus Tuesday, Oct. 21 and Wednesday, Oct. 22. A presentation and open forum will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Seerley 115. All are welcome to attend.

 

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 through Thursday, Oct. 21-23.

 

VOTE FOR T.C.:

Visit www.capitalonebowl.com/vote/main to cast a write-in vote for T.C. in the Capital One Mascot Challenge. When supporters first visit the site, a ballot must be cast for the each of the six races for the main mascot-challenge election. After voting select Iowa under the state drop-down menu and UNI's T.C. as a write-in candidate. The write-in election winner will be announced Jan. 1 and a $1,000 cash prize will be awarded to the winning school's mascot program and automatic selection into the 2009 Capital One Mascot Challenge. Votes can be cast once per day.

 

DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARD:

Nominations for the Graduate College's Distinguished Scholar Award are due Monday, Oct. 27, in Lang 110. A full-time, tenured regular member of the graduate faculty with five years of full-time service at UNI may be nominated. A nomination must begin with the department graduate faculty. More information is available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/scholar.aspx or contact Michael Licari, interim associate dean, at michael.licari@uni.edu or 3-2748.

 

2009 TEACHER OF THE YEAR:

UNI will host the 2009 Iowa Teacher of the Year reception at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 24, in the Commons Slife Ballroom. The Iowa Teacher of the Year program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education through an appropriation from the Iowa Legislature and by Qwest Communications. For more information, contact Stacey Christensen, 3-3170.

 

FOUNDATIONS OF EXCELLENCE (FOE) FACULTY AND STAFF SURVEY:

UNI is participating in a self-study of first-year programs through the Foundations of Excellence (FoE) project, sponsored by the Policy Center on the First College Year. E-mails were sent on Wednesday, 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. If you haven't done so already, please take a few minutes to complete this short survey. The deadline to complete the survey is Wednesday, Nov. 5. If you have been a faculty/staff member for at least a year, and didn't receive this e-mail link, contact Kristin Moser at kristin.moser@uni.edu. 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.

 

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.

 

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."

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.

 

ALL VACANCIES:

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

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

TIAA CREF

For information regarding recent market volatility and the security of your retirement plan investments with TIAA CREF, visit http://www.tiaa-cref.org/support/news/articles/gen0809_131.html.

 

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.

 

STUDENT RESPONSE-SYSTEM TRAINING:

Stephanie Rose from Turning Point will offer training in the use of the Turning Point Student Response System at 8, 9 and 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, in ITTC 134. Turning Point allows students to submit responses to interactive questions during lectures and presentations. Call 3-2309 to reserve a place. For additional information, contact Todd Hayungs at 3-6290.

 

FACULTY ONLY E-PORTFOLIO WORKSHOPS:

To learn about UNI's ePortfolio system, attend a faculty-only "Getting Started with your Electronic Portfolio" workshop from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 14, in StudioIT 3 (ITTC 138). For more information, or to register, call 3-2309.

 

TITLE II GRANT PROGRAM RFPS:

The Request for Proposals to the Fiscal Year 2008 Iowa Title II Grant Program is 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 hillery.oberle@uni.edu, 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. 28, in the OSP conference room (201 East Bartlett Hall). Contact Hillery Oberle, 3-3961 or hillery.oberle@uni.edu, for more information or to RSVP.

 

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.

 

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 memfis-training@uni.edu. State topics for which you would like help and select one of these training sessions: 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.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT:

The AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display Tuesday, Oct. 21, and Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. 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.

 

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR JUDY (DIEKEN) ERICKSON:

A retirement reception for Judy will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, in Gilchrist Hall, Room 007. Please join Human Resources as it celebrates Judy's 14 years of service to UNI.

 

DIG PINK WITH PANTHER VOLLEYBALL:

The UNI volleyball team will take part in the "Dig Pink" campaign at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, when the Panthers face Illinois State at the McLeod Center. Dig Pink is a national program to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. The Panthers will wear special pink jerseys, and pink T-shirts will be sold for $10 at the match, with all proceeds going to benefit breast cancer research. In addition, pink cotton candy, snow cones and ice cream will be on sale at the match. The National Cancer Society will have an information table set up at the McLeod Center. Students interested in attending UNI volleyball need only to present their valid UNI I.D. card at the gate to gain admission. Faculty and staff can purchase tickets through UNItix at the McLeod Center or GBPAC or call 3-4849.

 

LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP - RESPECT:

Are you concerned about the upcoming election? Do you hate that the campaigns have become so bitter and mean? Do you wonder why Democrats and Republicans can't seem to get along? Join the Student Leadership Center for a workshop at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Justin Holmes, a political science faculty member, will discuss respect in connection with the political process.

 

MOVEMENT OUTLET:

Free dance sessions take place from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursdays, in WRC 185/187. The specific dance form changes from week to week. Jazz dance will be the focus for Oct. 23. The sessions are organized by dance students for UNI students, faculty and staff. Come dressed to dance. For more information, contact Stacie at duckwits@uni.edu.

 
SAFE ZONE SOCIAL:

All students, faculty and staff interested in connecting with Safe Zone and informal allies of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender members of the UNI community, are invited to the Fall Safe Zone Social from 4 to 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, in the CME.

 

LEAF-RAKING FUNDRAISER:

The annual Pi Kappa Alpha leaf-raking fundraiser will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25; Saturday, Nov. 1; and Saturday, Nov. 8. Choose a date and time and contact Cole Mayer, mayerc@uni.edu or (515) 681-7567, with contact information and date and time slot desired. Time slots are first-come first-served. If these dates do not work, contact Mayer for more information. Sign up soon so we can contact you if there is a date change. Free-will donation.

 

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 Street by Lang Hall. Call Vince at 3-3527 with questions.

 

PUMPKIN CARVING:

Carve a pumpkin to be donated to the Cedar Falls Health Care Center at noon, Saturday, Oct. 25, in Maucker Union. Sponsored by the UNI Sociology Club.

 

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.

 

MUSIC WORKSHOP:

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

 

ATHLETIC APPAREL SALE:

UNI will hold a sale of used athletic apparel, such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants and jerseys, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, Oct. 31, in the West Gym. Items are $10 each. There will be no preview or pre-sales. Payment must be made in cash (good check) on site before removal. Parking will be available in the A lot (Latham Lot) west of the West Gym. Call Vince at 3-3527 for more information.

 

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.

 

FALL FESTIVAL:

The Alumni Association of the Price Laboratory School/Northern University High School will honor several dignitaries at its annual Fall Festival of Friends, at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Commons Slife Ballroom. The 2008 alumni honorees are Hilliard "Hill" Greene, class of 1976, and Jim Barron, class of 1965. The 2008 extraordinary emeritus group are Don Wiederanders, Lynn Schwandt, John Tarr and Earl Ockenga. The Fabulous Friends for 2008 are Darlene and Harold Asmus and Kim and Kevin Engels. The Fall Festival begins with a benefit auction and appetizers. The program honoring dignitaries will begin at 7:30 p.m. Until the event, online bidding is available at http://www.pls.uni.edu/swanson/auctionitems.html. Tickets are $18 and available at the school office or by calling 3-7235. Tickets at the door are $22 and limited.

ATHLETICS:

VOLLEYBALL:

Volleyball hosts Indiana State at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, in the McLeod Center. The Panthers take on Illinois State at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, in the McLeod Center.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

SOCIOLOGY CLUB MOVIE:

Come see "Quiet Rage: Stanford Prison Experiment," at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the College Eye Room. UNI associate professor B.K. Crew will lead a discussion following the film. Free soda and popcorn.

 

THURSDAZE MOVIE:

Come check out the blockbuster "Mamma Mia" starring Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. This is the story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular '70s group ABBA. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

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, rwelch@uni.edu or 3-3828.

 

SIGMA XI LECTURE:

Kimberly Gray, of Northwestern University, will speak on "Energy and the Environment: The Central Challenge of Sustainability," at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, in McCollum Science Hall 201. For further information, contact Martin Chin, martin.chin@uni.edu or 3-7898. Refreshments will be provided. This lecture is sponsored by funds from the national Sigma Xi Lectureship series, the UNI Faculty Senate Speaker Series, the College of Natural Science Dean's Office, and all departments within CNS.

 

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.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Rebecca Kauten will give a presentation on "Water Quality in the Built Environment: Examples from a Local Watershed Project," at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, in Latham Hall, Room 125. Kauten is an urban coordinator for the Iowa DNR, Watershed Assessement & Montoring Section. Her presentation will focus on Dry Run Creek, an impaired watershed, and efforts to implement best management practices in the drainage basin.

 

HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE EDUCATION:

Stephen Rapp will present "Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Darfur: How to Judge the Horror," at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, Kamerick Art Building Auditorium. Rapp was appointed prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in December 2006. He is tasked with prosecuting 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. For more information, call 3-2725.

 

LECTURE WITH FORMER GOV. ROMER RESCHEDULED:

The UNI Lecture Series with former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer originally scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 22, has been rescheduled for 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, in SEC, Room 244/245. Romer, chairman of Strong American Schools/ED in '08, will present "The Dire Need for Education Reform." 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.

 

CREDIT AND IDENTITY THEFT WORKSHOP:

Learn more about credit and strategies for protecting yourself from identity theft from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, in BCS 30. Advanced registration is required; e-mail jpec@uni.edu or call 3-5732.

 

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 donna.wood@uni.edu or 3-2196.

PERFORMING ARTS:

VIOLA STUDIO RECITAL:

The School of Music will present the fall Viola Studio Recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, featuring student musicians from the studio of faculty artist Julia Bullard. This event is free and open to the public.

 

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.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Bob Zentz will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27, in KUNI'S studio on the third floor of the CAC. Zentz is a prolific musician, playing several dozen instruments in a repertoire of more than 2,000 songs. His six albums span the genres of folk, traditional, Celtic and maritime music and beyond, and his recordings also appear on other artist compilations. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

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.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: INSTRUMENTAL CONCERTO COMPETITION:

The School of Music will presents a Spotlight Series Concert: Instrumental Concerto Competition at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, in Great Hall, GBPAC. The showcase features student finalists competing for the title of Instrumental Concerto Competition winner and the opportunity to perform as soloist with a premiere School of Music large ensemble in the spring. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

ONE REPUBLIC LIVE:

See OneRepublic live in concert on Monday, Nov. 3, at the McCleod Center with special guests Augustana, The Spill Canvas and The Hush Sound. Tickets are on sale now: $25 for students and $35 for the general public. Purchase tickets in Maucker Union Tuesday, Oct. 21, through Thursday, Oct. 23, or at all UNItix locations, including www.uni.edu/tickets.

 

STRAYER-WOOD THEATRE PRESENTS:

The Strayer-Wood Theatre presents Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters," directed by Alisa Ivanova of the St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy in Russia. Performances are Thursday, Nov. 6, through Sunday, Nov. 9, and Wednesday, Nov. 12, through Sunday, Nov. 16. Tickets are $14 for general public and may be purchased by calling the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 3-6381. Free for UNI students. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre.

 

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:

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.

 

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 for three lines, and 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.

 

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:

MAJOR MEETINGS:

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: http://www.uni.edu/advising/event/majormtg/majormt_fall.pdf.

 

CHINA INFORMATION MEETINGS:

There will be an informational session for a summer capstone in China from 2 to 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, and Monday, Oct. 27, in Gilchrist 009. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Center at study-abroad@uni.edu, 3-7078, or stop by Gilrchrist 28.

 

CAPSTONE IN IRELAND:

There will be an informational session about the Capstone abroad course in Ireland from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 22, and Thursday Oct. 30, in Gilchrist 009 . This is the first time a Capstone is offered in Ireland. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Center at study-abroad@uni.edu, 3-7078, or stop by Gilchrist 28.

 

INTERNSHIPS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE:

Internships are available for 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

 

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.

 

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/.

 

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.

 

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK:

International Education Week, Monday, Nov. 17, through Friday, Nov. 21, 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 an effort 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. For more information, visit www.iew.state.gov or contact the Study Abroad Office at 3-7078 or study-abroad@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

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 knesbett@uni.edu 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 website: www.disneycollegeprogram.com.

 

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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