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Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008

NEWS:

MURPHY NAMED NEW UNI LEGISLATIVE LIAISON:

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, has named Joe Murphy its new legislative liaison for UNI. Murphy served as the BOR student relations officer during the last two legislative sessions. He is a 2006 UNI graduate and served as NISG president in 2005-06 and vice president in 2004-05. Murphy will be on campus this week meeting with UNI faculty, staff and administrators. He replaces Keith Saunders. Saunders, a UNI graduate and former NISG president, spent 12 years representing UNI at the Iowa General Assembly. He has assumed the duties of legislative liaison for the University of Iowa.

 

PARK-N-RIDE PICK UP ADJUSTMENT:

The Iowa State High School Association will host football playoffs in the UNI-Dome Friday, Nov. 14, Monday, Nov. 17, and Friday, Nov. 21, which will affect the regular bus route for the park-n-ride service. To keep the bus from getting caught in traffic, we ask riders to park in the Hillside Courts overflow lot at Jennings drive and F streets south of campus on those dates. The bus will stop at the bus shelter located at the top of F Street. Call 3-5374 with questions.

 

AFTER-HOURS DROP BOX:

An after-hours drop box located at the east entrance of Gilchrist Hall is available for departmental deposits and bill payments. If you have oversized deposit bags or questions, contact the cashier's office at 3-2628.

 

PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS INCREASE:

The University Honors Program has adjusted scholarships to more effectively use recruitment dollars. Effective fall 2009, presidential scholarships will increase to $8,000 per year for four years. The awarding of new provost scholarships has been discontinued to allow a transition to honors scholarships in varying amounts. Current Provost Scholars will receive the eight semesters of support originally awarded. Recruitment is underway for the next class of Presidential Scholars. For additional information, visit www.uni.edu/honors.

 

EUNICE A. DELL AWARD:

In honor of Eunice Dell, the Division of Administration and Finance has established the Eunice A. Dell Award to recognize division employees who truly are making a difference, just as Dell did in her 30-plus years of service to UNI and in the community. To nominate an administration and finance employee or for more information, visit www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Dec. 12. The first award will be announced at the administration and finance division luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

 

NOMINATE A STUDENT FOR A TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP:

UNI may nominate up to four students for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship. The HSTS provides up to $30,000 to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields and numerous opportunities for professional development. Juniors with extensive records of service, a commitment to a career in the public sector, excellent communication skills and leadership potential and a desire to influence public policies or education programs are encouraged to apply. More information can be found at www.truman.gov or by contacting Kerri Clopton at kerri.clopton@uni.edu or 3-7940. Faculty with nominations and interested students should contact Clopton no later than Nov. 21.

 

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED:

The Culture and Intensive English Program needs non-residential host families for international students. The "Families and Friends" program asks your family to invite a student over for dinner or family activities once per month. "Friends and Families" is a fun and flexible way to volunteer your time while learning about another culture. To apply or for more information, contact Sally Calcara at scalcara@uni.edu.

 

DINING SURVEY:

The annual dining services satisfaction survey will take place next week. Find the survey link at www.uni.edu/dor. The access number is 124 followed by your university ID number. The survey takes approximately four minutes. You can evaluate one or more venues and return to the survey site throughout the week.

 

VACATION DONATION PROGRAM:

UNI continues to offer a vacation donation program for employees affected by the May 25 tornado and June flooding. This program allows employees to donate unused vacation time to those who have suffered a loss to their home and have exhausted their vacation balances. To request donated hours, see http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/documents/vac_donate_prog0908.pdf

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include head women’s soccer coach and graphic designer. To view the complete job descriptions, visit 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:

E-PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP:

E-portfolios are seeing increased use to demonstrate student learning, especially in conjunction with outcomes assessment. 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.

 

COUNSELING AND TRAINING SESSIONS:

The Allen Hospital Employee Assistance Program (EAP) not only provides individual counseling (six free sessions per year) for UNI staff and their immediate tax dependent family members, it can provide training sessions for departments or units on issues that may be impacting work performance, including balancing job stress effectively, grief and loss issues when a co-worker has passed away and even a training session on what services EAP provides. For more information contact Deedra Dahlager, Wellness Resource Coordinator, at 3-7162 or deedra.dahlager@uni.edu.

 

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/.

 

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.

 

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 to 10 a.m.); or 9 a.m to noon, Tuesday, Nov. 18. Seats are limited.

 

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

Apply now for the 2009-2010 Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program. This program provides fellowships to U.S. scholars and professionals for long-term overseas research on contemporary political, economic, historical or cultural developments relevant to U.S. foreign policy. The deadline for applications is Monday, Nov. 17. For more information, contact iaro@irex.org or call (202) 628-8188.

 
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.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

WESTERN NIGHT:

Western night for all cowpokes, tenderfoots, outlaws and wranglers will be from 8 p.m. to midnight. Thursday, Nov. 6, in Maucker Union. Activities will include mechanical bulls, old-time Western photo opportunities and line dancing to country songs, performed by the Well Hungarians from 9 p.m. to midnight. Free refreshments. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

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.

 

IMSEP DEMONSTRATIONS:

The Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership (IMSEP) is co-sponsoring an exhibit at the Science Center of Iowa (SCI) "Robots: The Interactive Exhibition," through Jan. 4. As part of this co-sponsorship, IMSEP will provide STEM presentations at the SCI Saturday, Nov. 8. Cliff Chancey, Dale Olson, Jin Zhu and Chad Heinzel and UNI students will provide demonstrations of mini-sumo robots and a stream table to investigate rivers, flooding, and climate change.

 

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.

 

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 Randee Dewey, rdewey@uni.edu, with questions.

 

PACK THE MCLEOD IN NOVEMBER:

UNI Athletics invites UNI faculty and staff, and family and friends to support the Panthers during "Kids Week" Friday, Nov. 14, through Thursday, Nov. 20, as the fall season moves to the winter sports season. Kids 16 and under will be admitted free, and adults will have a specially priced ticket to see the Panthers. Panther volleyball hosts Missouri State at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14; Panther men's basketball hosts Denver at noon, Saturday, Nov. 15; UNI volleyball hosts its last regular season game against highly-ranked Wichita State at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15; and Panther women's basketball hosts Iowa State at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the McLeod Center. Adult tickets for volleyball are $3, men's basketball are $10 and women's basketball are $5.

 

To purchase tickets enter the code word "KIDS" at: http://ev12.evenue.net/cgibin/ncommerce3/ExecMacro/evenue/ev69/se/

DisplayPromoList.d2w/report?linkID=twuni&RSRC=&RDAT=&caller=PR. You can also purchase tickets at the McLeod Center or GBPAC UNItix offices or by calling 3-4TIX. For more details, visit http://unipanthers.cstv.com/genrel/110308aaa.html

 

MILITARY BALL:

The Department of Military Science at UNI and University of Dubuque invites you to the 27th Annual Reserve Officers' Training Corps Military Ball at 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, in the Commons Ballroom. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The cost is $30 per person. RSVP by calling 3-6178.

ATHLETICS:

FOOTBALL:

Football will play its final regular season home game against Missouri State at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, in the UNI-Dome.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

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:

LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION:

DyAnn Longseth, senior vice president for communication, Veridian Credit Union, will discuss how Veridian has integrated leadership concepts and practices throughout the organization, including effective communication within an organizational environment, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, in SEC 252. Contact Gerri Perreault, at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu with questions.

 

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT:

Lauren Pellymounter, director of the Cedar Valley Volunteer Center, will discuss opportunities for "Involving Students in Civic Engagement," from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7, in the College Eye Room of Maucker Union. This event is free and open to the public. Contact Gerri Perreault (3-6898) with questions.

 

HOW TO START A BUSINESS AND WRITE A PLAN:

Learn about organizational structure, taxes, licenses, insurance, bookkeeping, financing and other resources from 9 to 11 a.m., and how to write a business plan, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, in BCS 30. Attend one or both. Reservations required; e-mail jpec@uni.edu or call 3-5732.

 

GO MENTAL: A PANEL DISCUSSION ON MENTAL HEALTH:

The Mind Research Network will host a panel discussion on mental health at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Lang Hall, Room 20. The panel is designed to promote awareness about mental illness, and will include four Cedar Valley professionals. Discussion topics include surprising facts about mental illness, habits that affect mental health later in life and local options for mental health assistance. For more information about the free discussion, contact Anna Wilharm at annaw@uni.edu. To learn about the Mind Research Network, visit www.mrn.org.

 

ELECTION 2008: WHAT DID IT MEAN:

Join members of the Department of Political Science for a forum discussing "Election 2008: What Did it Mean?" from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Seerley 115. For more information, contact Donna Hoffman at donna.hoffman@uni.edu or 3-5916.

 

IS RELATIONSHIP CONFLICT AFFECTING YOUR CHILDREN:

The Family & Children's Council will share information about three programs/services it offers: mediation; living apart, parenting together; and safe exchange, from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. One of these programs/services may be helpful whether you're divorced or trying to work on more effective communication in your relationship. Feel free to bring your lunch. Contact Mark Rowe by calling 3-3423 or by e-mailing mark.rowe@uni.edu with questions.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

Cheryl Mullenbach, independent scholar, will discuss "Bringing a Forgotten Iowan to the Public" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, in SRL 115. The event is free and open to the public.

 

DRINKING AGE WORKSHOP:

UNI’s American Democracy Project/Provost’s Office will host a workshop on whether or not the drinking age should be lowered to age 18 from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m, Wednesday, Nov. 12, SEC Room 246. Audience members will argue both sides of this issue (talking points provided). Katherine Van Wormer, UNI Professor of social work, will then present the argument for lowering the drinking age. Free and open to the public.

 

POST-PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ANALYSIS:

Ronald Walters, political analyst for CNN, NBC, CBS and professor of government and politics at University of Maryland, will speak on the results and impact of the election at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in Lantz Auditorium 137, MSH. A reception will follow at the CME. Call Athena Clayborne (3-2250) with questions.

 

AFRICAN ASTRONOMY KNOWLEDGE:

Jarita Holbrook, of the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, University of Arizona. will present an overview of 500 years of information collected on African astronomy and will include African celestial art to demonstrate how the sky has inspired Africans to humanistic expressions at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in the McCollum Science Hall 201. This lecture is free and open to the public; refreshments will be provided. E-mail martin.chin@uni.edu with questions.

PERFORMING ARTS:

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 3-4TIX. 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.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Hear Uncle Chuck Finch at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10, in KUNI's studio on the third floor of the CAC. Finch brings an eclectic blend of folk, gaelic and country with a dash of humor and personality. He is known for such favorites as "Sail Cat" and "Grandma Went to Woodstock." Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

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.

 

CLARINET RECITAL:

Artist and educator Amanda McCandless will offer a clarinet recital, featuring faculty artist Robin Guy on piano, at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

VETERAN'S DAY CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Ronald Johnson, the Wind Symphony will offer a special concert in honor of Veteran’s Day at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CONCERT BAND IN CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor S. Daniel Galyen, the UNI Concert Band will offer its fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 
UNITUBA CONCERT:

The UNITUBA Ensembles will offer a fall recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: JAZZ BAND ONE:

Under the direction of Chris Merz, UNI Jazz Band One will offer a fall Spotlight Series Concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

STUDENT COMPOSERS CONCERT:

The UNI Student Composers Concert, coordinated by professor of composition and theory Jonathan Schwabe, will be held at 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. The concert will feature School of Music student composers, showcasing their work. This event is free and open to the public.

 

KUNI BLUES BLOW-OUT FEATURES KENNY NEAL:

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:

NOVEMBER FLU SHOT CLINICS:

Flu shot clinics will take place from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, and from 7 to 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Student Health Clinic. The cost is $25, payable by cash, check, u-bill or payroll deduct. Insurance filing is accepted; go to http://www.uni.edu/health/ to download a form. Bring your UNI ID card and insurance card on the day of the clinic. For more information, contact the Health Clinic at 3-7425 or healthcenter@uni.edu.

 

TEEN SEX PROGRAM:

Join Janelle Ballhagen from Allen Women's Health's "Together for Youth Program" as she discusses the latest research on adolescent sexual behavior, local efforts to reduce teen pregnancy and lower rates of sexually transmitted infections among young people, and idea sharing on effective communication with teens about sex, from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Maucker Union Elm Room. While this program is intended for parents of teens, anyone with an interest in youth issues is invited to attend. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 to sign up.

 

ENHANCED EMPLOYEE WELLNESS SERVICES AVAILABLE:

Blood chemistry profiles, personal health assessments, and nicotine patches/gum are now available at no cost to UNI employees who qualify for UNI health insurance. Visit the Wellness and Recreation Services website, http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/UNI_employee_wellness/enhancedservices.html, for details.

 

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, WRC 161, 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, WRC 161. The tournament is limited to the first eight teams to register.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

KOOB SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS:

The Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement Scholarship applications are due Friday, Nov. 14. Scholarship information can be found at: http://www.uni-foundation.org/page.aspx?id=lotw36p88. For more information, contact Angie Gorsuch at 3-2264 or agorsuch@uni.edu.

 
2008-2009 OUTSTANDING GRADUATE PAPER AWARD IN WOMEN’S & GENDER STUDIES:

Current UNI graduate students from all departments and programs are eligible to apply for this award. The author of the winning paper will receive $100. Deadline for the paper is Feb. 13. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/womenstudies or contact Phyllis Baker at 3-7102.

 

CONVERSATION WITH PRESIDENT ALLEN:

The Graduate Student Advisory Board presents "A Conversation with President Ben Allen," from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in the SEC fifth-floor lounge (Room 544). All graduate students are invited to speak with President Allen, graduate college staff and fellow graduate students. Refreshments provided.

 
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.

 

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.

 

RESMANIA:

UNI Programming Board is sponsoring ResMania, a spirit week for those living in the residence halls through Nov. 8. Students are encouraged to dress up each day: Thursday, dress-up day; Friday, wear green; Saturday, purple pride day. Pack the UNI-Dome at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, for the football game. Purple and gold beads will be handed out at the Northeast entrance of the UNI-Dome.

 

SUMMER CAPSTONE PROGRAMS:

Three of the Summer Capstone programs are full but there are many more opportunities left to study abroad this summer. Capstones for China, Nicaragua and Poland are still accepting applications for Summer 2009. Along with these capstones are other summer program opportunities available for studying abroad. For more information on these and other available summer programs, visit UNI Study Abroad Center, Gilchrist 28, 3-7078, www.uni.edu/studyabroad

 

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.

 

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 ABROAD IN RUSSIA:

Attend an informational meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, and Wednesday, Nov. 12, in Gilchrist 009 to learn about a summer non-western program in St. Petersburg, Russia. Participants will examine Russian culture, history, geography and language, and can earn five to six credit hours. For more information, contact the study abroad office at 3-7078.

 

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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