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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008

NEWS:

REDUCED OPERATIONS:

The university will experience reduced operations during the holidays. For more information, see
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/reducedoperations_08.pdf

 
UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN AT UNI:

The UNI United Way Campaign, part of the Cedar Valley United Way's "Live United" campaign, begins Monday,Oct. 27, and runs through Friday, Nov. 14. Community needs are greater than ever this year and United Way-funded agencies are continuing to help with both new and continuing needs. The UNI United Way campaign goal is to increase employee participation. Campaign packets will be distributed to faculty and staff next week. For a short video on how United Way responded to the summer's disasters, go to http://mm1.uni.edu:8080/ramgen/1/pubrelrm/united_way.rm (you need RealPlayer) or visit www.cedarvalleyunitedway.org

 

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 website, a ballot must be cast for the each of the six races that are being held for the main mascot challenge election. After a vote is submitted, then select Iowa under the state drop down menu and UNI'S T.C. as a write-in candidate. The winning write-in election winner will be announced on January 1 and will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize for the winning school's mascot program and automatic selection into the 2009 Capital One Mascot Challenge. Voters can only cast their ballot once per day for this election.

 

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.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

The $1 million federal grant UNI received for developing programs/policies to combat violence against women was mentioned on Omaha TV station KPTM

http://www.kptm.com/Global/story.asp?S=9217749&nav=menu606_2

and in the Iowa City Press Citizen

http://www.press-citizen.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081022/NEWS01/810220322/1079

 

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.

 

PUBLIC AUCTION:

UNI has the following vehicles for sale on Public Surplus (www.publicsurplus.com): 1995 Ford Ranger pickup, 1993 Plymouth Voyager cargo van, 1999 Dodge 1500 cargo van, 2001 Nissan Pathfinder SUV, 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan cargo van and 1993 Dodge Caravan cargo van. More sale information is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/pubsale.shtml or contact Vince at 3-3527 or vince.heuer@uni.edu for bidding information. The vehicles are on the hill by the bullpen near the Power Plant.

 

FALL FOOD FEST AT MAUCKER UNION:

Give feedback on new products that may be offered at Prexy’s from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Oct. 27 through 31. Vendors will give away samples of their popular and new products for evaluation. www.uni.edu/dor. Click on What's Happening.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

TIAA CREF COUNSELING:

A TIAA CREF representative will be on campus conducting one-on-one counseling sessions Tuesday, Nov. 4; Friday, Nov. 14; Wednesday, Nov. 19; Thursday, Nov. 20; and Monday, Nov. 24. A TIAA CREF representative can help answer the following questions: Is my investment mix appropriate? Am I saving enough to maintain my lifestyle in retirement? How do I use my funds for income in retirement? To sign up for these complimentary meetings, visit www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call (toll free) 866-842-2977 ext. 7028.

 

STUDENTS' INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SKILLS:

What do we know about UNI students' use of "traditional sources and modern technologies to access, analyze, and manage information?" To find out, come to "What Do Students Know? What Do We Want Them to Learn?" from the Office of Academic Assessment, from noon to 1 p.m. today, Oct. 23, in the Elm Room in Maucker Union. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/assessment/documents/lacworkshopsf08.pdf.

 

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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. Join Human Resources as it celebrates Judy's 14 years of service to UNI.

 

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:

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 Center for Multicultural Education.

 

DIG PINK WITH PANTHER VOLLEYBALL:

The UNI volleyball team will take part in the national `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 also 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 (4TIX).

 

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 in 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

 

SHARE YOUR STORY -- RELIGION ALL AROUND US:

Religion is all around us, and in some way, shape or form is involved in each of our lives. Each one of us has a story, so what’s yours? See the display from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., Monday Oct. 27, in Maucker Union and then join InterVarsity at 8 p.m. CAC 108 to share your story.

 

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY:

Come to a spooktacular Halloween costume party from 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Maucker Ballroom A. Enjoy games, scary movie trivia, karaoke and more. Come dressed 'to kill' and kick of Halloween the right way.

 

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.

 

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.

 

TRICK-OR-TREATING IN THE RESIDENCE HALLS:

Door-to-door trick-or-treating will occur in Lawther, Rider and Shull Halls. Dancer and Bender Halls will have trick-or-treating in the rec rooms on ground floor and Hagemann and Noehren Halls will host trick-or-treating in their lobbies. The above halls will host trick-or-treating from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. Campbell Hall will have door-to-door trick-or-treating from 5 to 7 p.m. Feel free to bring your children or grandchildren to the halls to trick-or-treat.

 

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 N.E. Iowa soccer coaches and players.

 

PLS 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 is 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 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.

 

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 globalissues@uni.edu.

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:

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.

 

MUSEUM FILM:

Attend a free showing of the documentary, "African Art in Performance: The Winiama Masks of the Village of Ouri, Burkina Faso," at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, at the University Museum. The film is by Christopher Roy, professor of African art history at the University of Iowa for 30 years, and emphasizes performance, with musical accompaniment and crowd reaction.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

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.

 

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 Assessment & Monitoring 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. Advance registration is required; e-mail jpec@uni.edu or call 3-5732.

 

PALCZEWSKI TO GIVE LECTURE:

The 2008 CHFA Faculty Excellence Award recipient, Catherine H. Palczewski, professor of communication studies, will present "Humanizing the Visual: Iconic Photos, Body Argument, Memorial Rhetoric and Other Cool Stuff" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, in CAC 108. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 3-2725.

 

SCIENCE OF WINNING ELECTIONS:

Donald P. Green will discuss "The Science (and Pseudoscience) of Winning Elections,” at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, in Seerley Hall, Room 115. Green is the A. Whitney Griswold professor of Political Science and Director of the Institution of Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. He has written extensively on voter turnout, campaigns and elections, partisanship and research methodology. For more information on Green's research, visit http://research.yale.edu/vote/. Contact Christopher Larimer at 3-6047 or christopher.larimer@uni.edu with questions concerning his visit to campus.

 

BEER/BREWING LECTURE:

Join J. Ben Shafer, associate professor of computer science, as he presents "Zymurgy--the Science of Brewing Beer" from 9 to 11 a.m, Saturday, Nov. 1, in the CEEE auditorium. As part of the Citizen Science series, Shafer will discuss the history and science behind brewing beer, as well as the ingredients and equipment needed for brewing.

Free and open to the public.

 

CROW FORUM:

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 '50s and '60s." 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.

PERFORMING ARTS:

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 receive 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 the 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.

 

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.

 

JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS:

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will perform at 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, in the GBPAC. For more information and tickets, visit www.gbpac.com or call 3-4TIX. UNI students receive a 50 percent discount on tickets.

 

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.

 

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.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY:

Renowned composer Samuel Adler will introduce one of his works and conduct another with Music Director Jason Weinberger as clarinet soloist, and Weinberger will lead the orchestra in music by Mendelssohn, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1. at the GBPAC. Tickets can be purchased by calling 273-4849 or at wcfsymphony.org. Student rush tickets are $5 the day of the show.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES: INSTRUMENTAL CONCERTO COMPETITION:

The School of Music will present a Spotlight Series Concert: Instrumental Concerto Competition at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, in the 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 Mcleod 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.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

WORDS OF WELLNESS NEWSLETTER:

The October Words of Wellness (UNI employee wellness newsletter from Wellness and Recreation Services) is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/UNI_employee_wellness/wow/index.html. The UNI Energy Conservation Committee is sponsoring a portion of each issue. To receive a printed copy of each issue, e-mail kathy.green@uni.edu or call 3-6921 with your name and UNI I.D. number.

 

WRS OFFERING FITNESS ASSESSMENTS:

The WRS is providing fitness assessments for any interested faculty/staff/students from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 3 to 6 p.m., Wednesdays, through Friday, Nov. 7. The tests include body composition and measurements and strength, flexibility and cardio testing. The assessments are $10 and take approximately an hour. Come well hydrated; no prior workouts or caffeine on the day of assessment. To sign up, e-mail cford3@uni.edu. Call 3-7167 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 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.

 

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.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

CHARACTER COUNTS WORKSHOP:

A Character Counts workshop for pre-service teachers will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7, at the Center for Multicultural Education in Maucker Union. Call 3-3658 or e-mail paulsonr@uni.edu to register. Participants will be required to purchase a $10 CC workbook. Students must attend the entire session to receive a certificate of participation. Sponsored by College of Education, the Institute for Character Development, and the GBPAC.

 

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. The session will be hosted by Professor Ali Kashef, and past participants will provide information about what it's like to study in China. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Center at study-abroad@uni.edu, 3-7078, or stop by Gilchrist 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 being offered in Ireland. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Center at study-abroad@uni.edu, 3-7078, or stop by Gilchrist 28.

 

DIVERSITY FORUM:

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.

 

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.

 

 
 

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