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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. 28, 2008

NEWS:

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & PROVOST SEARCH COMMITTEE SCHEDULES PUBLIC FORUMS:

The search committee is bringing four candidates to campus. Each candidate will participate in a public forum and the entire campus community is encouraged to attend. The first public forum will take place from 3 to 4:15 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, in Lang Auditorium. For more information, visit

http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_102808.shtml.

 

STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM UPDATE:

The SIS Evaluation Team has completed campus presentations by two software vendors -- Oracle/Peoplesoft and Sungard/Banner. Reference checks are done, and the team is reviewing written proposals and gathering follow-up information. Both software systems are still under consideration. The next step is to solicit proposals for implementing a new software system. For a full update, see http://www.uni.edu/sis/

 
NEW DIVERSITY COUNCIL APPOINTED BY PRESIDENT ALLEN:

A new Diversity Council has been appointed by President Allen. The council will provide leadership and coordination to achieve the university's diversity-related goals. Council members will be Interim Executive Vice President and Provost James Lubker; Vice President for Administration and Finance Tom Schellhardt; Vice President for Student Affairs Terry Hogan; and Vice President for University Advancement Bill Calhoun; Clarence Lobdell III, NISG vice president; Inez Murtha, director of student support services; and Leah Gutknecht, assistant to the president, Compliance and Equity Management. Responsibility for chairing the council will rest initially with Terry Hogan, but will rotate in the future among the vice presidents. The council will meet monthly and will update the president quarterly. It will report annually to the president and the university community. To ensure broad participation and support for planned initiatives, the council will form and charge a Diversity Advisory Committee, and will appoint a chair who will also serve on the council.

 

UNI UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN:

A new pledge return option has been added to this year's campus-wide United Way campaign that runs through Friday, Nov. 14. A pledge/gift envelope can be returned to your office or department representative, or bring it to the Maucker Union Coffeehouse between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, enter a prize drawing and be personally thanked by Ben and Pat Allen. Packets are being distributed this week. The drawing is open to all just by returning the envelope. Visit www.cedarvalleyunitedway.org

 

PARK AND RIDE PICK-UP AREA ADJUSTMENT:

Riders are invited to wait for the park-and-ride bus at the southwest entrance of the UNI-Dome. The building is usually open by 7:30 a.m. Call 3-5374 with questions or concerns.

 

UNI LAUNCHES NEW COMMUNITY-OUTREACH PROGRAM VIA KBBG RADIO:

UNI Radio Outreach is a new 30-minute program on KBBG radio, in Waterloo. The goal is to foster better communication between the greater Cedar Valley community and UNI. The premier broadcast will be Nov. 3. The program will air live at 10 a.m. on the first and third Monday of every month, with a rebroadcast at 7 p.m. Listener comments and questions are encouraged. See http://www.uni.edu/radiooutreach/

 

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 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 Jan. 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.

 

ENTER PHOTO CONTEST:

"Our World in Focus," UNI Museums' annual photography contest and exhibition, will celebrate the cultural diversity of people Jan. 10-31. Deadline for entries is Wednesday, Nov. 12. Entries should include an 8x10 copy of the photo and an "artist statement." For further information and entry forms, visit www.uni.edu/museum or call 3-2188.

 

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 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.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Sunday's Des Moines Register quotes Mark Grey, sociology, anthropology and criminology, in a story about Postville.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20081026/NEWS/810260334/-1/NEWS04

 

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.

 

PUBLIC AUCTION OF UNI VEHICLES:

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 GrandCaravan 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.

 

REDUCED OPERATIONS:

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

 

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., through Friday, Oct. 31. Vendors will give away samples of their popular and new products for evaluation. www.uni.edu/dor. Click on What's Happening.

EMPLOYMENT:

P&S VACANCIES:

Assistant Manager of Digital Design and Multimedia Production; Support Services Coordinator/User Consultant; Technical Director. http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

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

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.

 

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.

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH CONFERENCE:

UNI will host its first research conference, organized by the UNI Office of Sponsored Programs, intended for all UNI faculty and research staff, as well as Iowa state agency staff and administrators. The UNI 2009 Interdisciplinary Research Symposium, "Get Connected. Make an Impact," will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13, in Maucker Union. The keynote speaker is Michael Crowe, president of Arizona State University. For further information, or to register, visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/research/2009researchsymposium.html or contact Anita Gordon Kleppe at 3-6148 or anita.kleppe@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

OPEN FORUM FOR ASSOCIATE PROVOST CANDIDATE:

Holly Schoenherr, candidate for the associate provost for faculty affairs position, will be on campus Tuesday, Oct. 28 and Wednesday, Oct. 29. A presentation and open forum will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Seerley 115. All are welcome to attend.

 

HALLOWEEN THRILLS AND CHILLS:

UNI student affiliates of the American Chemical Society will give a variety of Halloween-themed demonstrations, such as flash freezing with liquid nitrogen, and help children with hands-on chemistry activities, such as creating a genie rising from a bottle and making elephant toothpaste, from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, on the second floor of McCollum Science Hall. http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3969

 

GO RED FOR WOMEN ICE CREAM SOCIAL:

Go Red For Women will host an ice cream social from 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Cedar Falls Cold Stone Creamery. A portion of the proceeds will go to Go Red For Women, a non-profit organization, that educates women about heart disease and preventative heart health.

 

SHOW TIME:

Join Daniel Wells, adjunct instructor in HPELS, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the WRC, 185/187 for an introduction to Bartenieff Fundamentals, concepts and exercises applying Laban Movement Analysis to the functioning of the human body. Come dressed to move.

 

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY:

Come to a spooktacular Halloween costume party from 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom A. Enjoy games, scary movie trivia, karaoke and more.

 

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.

 

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.

http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3983

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.

 

KAPPA DELTA PI T-SHIRT SALE:

T-shirts and related items and gifts will be available at the UNI KDP Education Honor Society sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, and Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the second floor Schindler Lobby. Proceeds to KDP educational and service projects.

 

CAMP-OUT FOR HOMELESS:

November is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month. There are more than 700 homeless men, women and children in the Cedar Valley. Support homelessness awareness by giving up your warm bed and camping-out for a night at the third-annual Campout Against Homelessness, Friday, Nov. 7 at Heartland Vineyard Church. Contact Stephanie at novaks@uni.edu or Megan at memaba@uni.edu for more information.

 

GATHERING OF CANCER SURVIVORS:

Colleges Against Cancer/Relay for Life is expanding its service to the campus community through on-going support for survivors. Attend a gathering from 5 to 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10, in Maucker Union, College Eye Room. Contact Howard Barnes, howard.barnes@uni.edu with questions.

 

MANAGING FLOODS:

A workshop on "Managing Floods of the Future: Concepts, Tools and Success Stories" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov.12, at the UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE). The Association of State Flood Plain Managers will discuss the innovative "No Adverse Impact" approach to floodplain management and county officials from North Carolina will discuss the measurable benefits from overhauling their floodplain management through six specific strategies. To register, e-mail barbara.payton@uni.edu or call 3-2573.

http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3980

 

POLAR BARE RUN:

Join the UNI CATS in the second-annual Polar Bare Run, Walk, or Roll event. This is an opportunity for students, alumni and the community to give back to the Cedar Valley while participating in a fun mile-long run, walk, or roll through campus. This is a winter-wear drive (new or slightly used coats, hats, mittens, and scarves), and participants who make a donation will be eligible to receive a free T-shirt. The event will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 18, and start/end at the UNI Alumni Association on West 23rd Street, across from University Book and Supply. Check-in will begin at 9 p.m., and the run will start at 9:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the local Salvation Army. For more information, or to sign up, visit http://www.unialum.org. Registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 10.

ATHLETICS:

SOCCER:

Soccer will host Creighton in its final home match of the season at 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Mark Messersmith Track and Field Complex.

 
WRESTLING:

Wrestling will hold its intra-squad wrestle-offs at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, in the West Gym.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

THURSDAZE MOVIE:

The blockbuster "Wall-E" starring John Ratzenberger, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Burtt will be shown at 7 and 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. 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:

LECTURE WITH FORMER GOV. ROMER RESCHEDULED:

The UNI Lecture Series with former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer will be at 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 the SEC Lobby with education displays and promotional items available. The event is free and open to the public. The forum will be streamed live on the Internet at http://mm1.uni.edu:8080/1/mp3/edin08/live-edin08.ram
To view the Web stream, you need the free Real Player found at http://www.real.com.

 

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.

 

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. Contact Christopher Larimer at 3-6047 or christopher.larimer@uni.edu with questions concerning his visit to campus. http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3981

 

BEER/BREWING LECTURE:

J. Ben Shafer, associate professor of computer science, will present "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.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Chad Heinzel and students will give a presentation on "Exploration of the Central Rocky Mountains: A UNI Earth Science Adventure, May 2008," at 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, in Latham Hall, Room 125. Last year's Department of Earth Science spring trip focused on the geology and natural history of the Central Rocky Mountains of Wyoming, Utah and Idaho.

 

NATURAL RESOURCE RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT SEMINAR:

Karl Delong, a retired professor from Grinnell College, will discuss "Species Response to Intense Restoration of an Oak-Hickory Woodlot to a Closed Savanna," at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the Tallgrass Prairie Center, Room 9. Delong will discuss the restoration work he started in 1993 on a 40-acre heavily grazed woodlot. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, rwelch@uni.edu or 3-3828. http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3985

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.

 

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.

 

DISCOUNTED TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR JEWEL CONCERT:

Great seats are still available for three-time Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Jewel, who will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, in the McLeod Center. Receive $10 off the price of your ticket by using the code "panthers" when placing your order. Tickets can be purchased at www.unitix.uni.edu, by calling (319) 273-4TIX or by visiting any UNItix location.

 

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 3-4849 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 at all UNItix locations, including www.uni.edu/tickets.

 

NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:

Under the direction of Conductor Rebecca Burkhardt, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer its fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI CHAMBER SINGERS:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music Professor and Conductor Brad Barrett, the UNI Chamber Singers will offer a fall concert at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

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.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

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.

 

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.

 

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. 6. 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.

 

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.

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.

 

PAIR POSITION OPEN IN BENDER FOR SPRING:

Apply to be a Peer Academic Advisor in Residence (PAIR) for Spring 2009. The PAIR will work in Academic Advising and work/live in Bender Hall. Information and applications are available from the Online Job Board, www.uni.edu/advising/pairs/index.html, in 102 Gilchrist Hall, or from any current PAIR. Applications are due Wednesday, Nov. 5.

 

BECOME A CONVERSATION PARTNER:

Become a conversation partner: make friends with students from around the world, discover another culture and experience communicating cross-culturally. Interested students can go to Baker 72 to fill out an application form, call 3-3410, or e-mail Caiyi Deng (caiyi@uni.edu).

 

STUDY FINE ARTS ABROAD:

Attend an informational session from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, in Gilchrist 007 to learn about the opportunities to study music and music performance, theatre arts and performance, and art history and studio arts abroad. For more information, stop by the study abroad office in Gilchrist 28 or call 3-7078.

 

STAR-POWER SIMULATION:

Attend a Star-power simulation from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, in SEC 252, and learn about the use of rule-making and power in society. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault, at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.

 

KOREA AND JAPAN INFORMATION SESSION:

Learn about university exchanges in Korea and Japan from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, in Gilchrist 009. There are many scholarships available. You can become a conversation partner or experience Asian family life through home stays.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

CAPSTONE IN IRELAND:

There will be an informational session about the Capstone abroad course in Ireland from 4 to 5 p.m., 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.

 

CHINA INFORMATION MEETINGS:

There will be an informational session for a summer capstone in China, from 4 to 4:45 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, in Gilchrist 009. Past participants will provide information about what it's like to study in China. Since this program is work study, students have the opportunity to receive $3,000 for work study and apply it to airfare. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Center at study-abroad@uni.edu, 3-7078, or stop by Gilrchrist 28.

 

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.

 

THE WORD IS...MONEY:

In 2001, the average balance of student loan debt per student was $12,393. In 2006, it was $14,379. Today, the numbers continue to rise. Help students learn how to manage money wisely so that they can persist in higher education. Visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/ for more information.

 

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