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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008

NEWS:

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & PROVOST CANDIDATE VISIT:

James Mackin, a candidate for the executive vice president and provost position, will interview on campus Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 3 and 4. Mackin is the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. During a public forum from 3 to 4:15 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, in Lang Auditorium, Mackin will address "What are the key opportunities and challenges in public higher education, and how would you as a candidate work with the university community to address them?" For more information about Mackin and to complete a forum feedback form, visit http://www.uni.edu/execvpsearch/.

 

P&S REGENT STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARD:

The P&S Council has announced the 2008 Regent Staff Excellence Award recipients: Joan Thompson, Wellness & Recreation, David Kohrs, UNI Sports & Event Complex, and Juanita Wright, Financial Aid/ Jump Start Program.

 

LOST BOOK FEES:

Effective Nov. 1, the Rod Library will make some alterations to the fee structure for lost materials. All patrons will be assessed the lost item fee, the overdue fee and a $7.50 processing fee. If a lost item is returned after the fees have been paid, only the replacement fee will be refunded. For specific information about rates, see http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/archives/2008/10/lost_book_fees.html.

 

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/

 

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/

 

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 are 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 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

 

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.

 

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.

 

OCTOBER IS PIZZA MONTH:

Avanti in Prexy’s in Maucker Union offers carry-out pizza for staff meetings and gatherings. Special discounts are available through Oct. 31; volume discounts begin with four pizzas. Stop by Avanti for fresh 16-inch pizza and enter drawings for free pizza: daily and weekly winners. www.uni.edu/dor. Click on What’s Happening.

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

Current Merit vacancies are available at:
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.shtml

 
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.

 

SPSS STATISTICS SHORT COURSE:

Learn about preparing data for SPSS with Excel, linear regression, ANOVA and scatterplots. Attend the class from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10 or Thursday, Nov. 13, in SAB 223. E-mail Mark Jacobson at jacobson@cs.uni.edu with questions or to RSVP, or visit http://www.cs.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL/.

 

ADDITIONAL MEMFIS TRAINING DATES:

The focus on these dates will be MEMFIS Reports and Budget Adjustments. Several trainers will be available to work one-on-one with attendees with questions regarding other topics such as purchasing, employee self-service, manager self-service and completing MEMFIS forms. Reservations are required to receive personalized training. E-mail memfis-training@uni.edu and request a time: 1 to 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10; 8:30 to 11:30 a.m, Thursday, Nov. 13 (reports 8:30-10); or 9 a.m to noon, Tuesday, Nov. 18. Seats are limited.

 
VISION INSURANCE AVAILABLE:

All employees who work half time or more are eligible to receive voluntary vision insurance. Open enrollment is through Dec. 1 for the 2009 plan year. Visit www.uni.edu/hrs/benefits for a summary of benefits and to obtain an enrollment form. A representative from the plan administrator, Avesis, will be available from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Gilchrist 007 to answer questions.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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.

 

WOMEN'S RUGBY QUARTERFINALS:

The UNI Women's Rugby team will host Division I quarterfinals against the University of Minnesota at noon, Saturday, Nov. 1, on the west campus fields. A win secures a spot in the Midwest Final Four in the spring. Admission is free. Contact Jennifer Murra (jennifer.murra@uni.edu) with questions.

 

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 will go 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.

 

DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS:

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10, at the UNI Museum to discuss "Little Heathens: Hard Times and Spirit on the Farm During the Great Depression" by UNI graduate Mildred Armstrong Kalish. Open to the public. It's not necessary to have read the book.

 

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 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.

 

PORTUGUESE FILM SERIES:

The UNI Portuguese Club will host the final installment of its Conexões Film Series at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in the College Eye Room of Maucker Union. "Caramuru: A Invencão do Brasil," (The Invention of Brazil) is a comedy about a Portuguese map illustrator who reaches the Brazilian coast after his caravel sinks. He is saved by the Indian chief Itaparica. The film is in Portuguese with English subtitles and is free and open to the public.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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:

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.

 

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 3-4849 or at wcfsymphony.org. Student rush tickets are $5 the day of the show.

 

JEWEL TICKET PRICE REDUCED:

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 an order. Tickets can be purchased at www.unitix.uni.edu, by calling 3-4TIX or by visiting any UNItix location.

 

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.

 

BEIJING OPERA:

The International Center for Beijing Opera will offer a presentation at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. The presentation will focus on the male and female roles in Beijing Opera, including a discussion and presentation on the group's history, character types and performance routines. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Caroline.Boehmer@uni.edu.

 

JAZZ PANTHERS:

Under the direction of faculty artist and conductor Bob Washut, the Jazz Panthers will present a concert with Jazz Band III at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

MOVIN' OUT:

The Billy Joel,Twyla Tharp Sensation - Movin' Out will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7; and 2 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, at the GBPAC. For more information and tickets, visit www.gbpac.com or call 1-319-273-4TIX. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount on tickets.

 

UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL RECITAL WEEKEND:

The UNI Suzuki School will present its bi-annual recital weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8 and 9, in Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail Cathy.Craig@uni.edu.

 

LAKOTA SIOUX DANCE THEATRE:

Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theatre will perform at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9, 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.

 

UNI HORN CHOIR CONCERT:

Under the direction of faculty artist and professor Yu-Ting Su, the UNI Horn Choir will offer a fall recital featuring student musicians and community players at 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

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.

 

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 Drive in Waterloo (across from Home Depot). Registration is $25. 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 5 ON 5 OPEN CO-REC INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

Play intramural soccer Sunday, Dec. 7, at the WRC South Courts. Open to students, faculty and staff. $20 per team. Entry forms are available at the Intramural Office, WRC161, the week of Nov. 17. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 1-3, in the Intramural Office, WRC161. The tournament is limited to the first eight teams to register.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

SEMINAR ON ECONOMIC CRISIS:

Confused about the financial crisis? Listen to a panel of professionals and professors discuss the global financial crisis, how it will affect students and what you should be doing in response from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, in CBB 332.

 
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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE (NSE) INFO MEETING:

Learn how you can attend one of more than 180 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada while paying UNI tuition at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Maucker Union State College Room. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and have completed at least 30 credit hours at the time of exchange. Learn more at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/nse.

 

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.

 

STUDY IN SOUTH AFRICA:

Attend an informational session from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in Gilchrist 007. The Director of International Programs at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, will speak about South Africa, its history and recent developments. For more information, contact study abroad at study-abroad@uni.edu or call 3-7078.

 

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).

 

NEW RESOURCE AVAILABLE FOR HELP IN STUDYING ABROAD:

The Study Abroad Center now has IIE Passport Study Abroad, a CD-Rom that features detailed descriptions of fellowships, grants, scholarships and paid internships for undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate students and professionals.

 

STUDY ABROAD IN NICARAGUA:

Learn about children in need, family life and communities making positive change against tremendous odds with child, family and community development in Nicaragua. Attend an informational meeting from 2 to 2:50 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10, in Sabin 13.

 

 

 

 
 

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