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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, Nov. 11, 2008

NEWS:

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & PROVOST CANDIDATE VISIT

Hector Flores, candidate for the executive vice president and provost position, will interview on campus Thursday and Friday, Nov. 13 and 14. Flores is dean and professor of biology in the College of Science at Texas State University in San Marcos. During a public forum from 3 to 4:15 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in Lang Hall Auditorium, Flores 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?" His presentation for campus is titled: "Higher Education in a Warm, Hot and Crowded World: Opportunities and Challenges at UNI." For more information about Flores and to complete a candidate feedback form, visit http://www.uni.edu/execvpsearch/

 

LEGAL SERVICES MUST BE PREAPPROVED TO BE PAID:

According to Iowa law and Board of Regents, State of Iowa, policy, UNI departments are required to get preapproval before contracting for legal services. Contact University Counsel Tim McKenna to start the process. The Board of Regents expect that outside counsel be from within the state of Iowa whenever practical. Going forward, the Office of Business Operations will work with University Counsel to ensure preapproval has been obtained before issuing payment for legal services. Questions can be directed to McKenna at 3-3241 or Tori Stafford at 3-2253. The specific Regents requirement is detailed in paragraph A.2 of the purchasing policy: http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Policies/Chapter%207/chapter7.06.htm.

 

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.

 

POSTAL CHANGES TAKE EFFECT NOV. 23:

As of Nov. 23, postal changes will take effect that will have a significant impact on your mail preparation and postage costs. In an effort to reduce the volume of undeliverable mail, the Post Office will be requiring list cleansing for all mail. If the proper processes are not followed, your mailing piece will not be allowed to use bulk postage rates; first class will be required. To learn more, attend an informational session with Kathy Battin, manager of Central Mail at the University of Iowa, and Steve Young, UNI Mail Services, at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in the State College Room in Maucker Union. For more information, please contact steven.young@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

SUE FOLLON EXEMPLARY SERVICE AWARD NOMINATIONS:

Nominations are now being accepted for the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. Students and staff across the university are encouraged to recognize the exemplary performance of Student Affairs staff by nominating them for this prestigious honor. Information about the nomination process may be found at http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/docs/FollonExemplaryService2009.doc. Submission deadline is Monday, Dec. 1.

 

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.

 

FALL 2008 ET NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE:

ITS-Educational Technology's Fall ‘08 newsletter is now available. Learn about new technologies available at UNI as well as services and special events available to faculty, staff and students. TLT may be accessed at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/newsletter.

 
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.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

UNI professor Mark Grey, sociology, anthropology and criminology, is quoted in the Nov. 6 New York Times in a story about Agriprocessors in Postville. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/06/us/06immig.html?ref=us


Fred Abraham, UNI professor of economics, was quoted in a Nov. 7 Des Moines Register article about Iowa's economy. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20081107/BUSINESS/811070382/-1/NEWS04

 

The Chicago Tribune ran an Associate Press article about UNI's new program on KBBG radio, UNI Connections. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-ia-exchange-uniradio,0,3425336.story

 

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.

 

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 http://www.uni.edu/museum or call 3-2188.

 

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

 

HERITAGE HONOURS AWARD NOMINATIONS:

The UNI Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2009 Heritage Honours Awards in three categories: Alumni Achievement, Alumni Service and Young Alumni. We seek nominations of UNI's finest for consideration. A list of past award recipients can be found at http://unialum.org/scholarships/heritage/years.shtml/. To learn more about the nomination process, visit http://unialum.org/scholarships/heritage/heritage.shtml, contact Mark Jastorff at 3-2171 or mark.jastorff@uni.edu.

 

UNI EDUCATION FACTS:

Did you know more than 12,000 alumni educators live in Iowa; nearly 25 percent of Iowa's teachers and 33 percent of Iowa's superintendents and principals are UNI graduates. Celebrate American Education Week Nov. 16-21.

 

SNOW SEASON IS UPON US:

Drag out those winter shoes from the closet, those boots with the waffle soles and cleats for ice. Grounds will do its part to make winter walking a snow-crunching delight. Do your part by preparing for Iowa's winter conditions.

 

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include information technology specialist, CHFA, and study abroad advisor. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

FACULTY VACANCIES:

Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, http://spyder.uni.edu/csbs/Position_Announcement_final.pdf

Assistant Professor/Instructor, Construction Management, http://www.uni.edu/indtech/positions.html

 

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

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

TIAA CREF SEMINAR:

TIAA CREF will be hosting a financial education seminar "Staying on Track in a Volatile Market" at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Gilchrist Hall Conference Room 009. This free, educational seminar provides information on the economic outlook, understanding equity market volatility and importance of asset allocation and diversification. Register at http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 866-842-2977, extension 458028.

 

2008 EQUIPMENT INVENTORIES:

All departmental equipment inventories were sent by e-mail on or before Nov. 1. They were sent to department secretaries or contacts and copied to department/program heads. If you have received an inventory in error, please forward it to the appropriate person in your department. If you think that you should have received your department’s inventory and did not receive it, please contact Vince Heuer at 3-3527. All inventories must be completed and returned by Dec. 8 to the Office of Business Operations.

 

SPEAKERS BUREAU:

Speakers on more than 200 topics are available for your programs, meetings and conferences. The UNI Speakers Bureau connects university faculty and staff with Iowa organizations, businesses, agencies and schools. New this year is the Featured Speakers Series, which includes six faculty who address current hot topics such as environment, math and science education, crisis communication, politics, immigration and economy. For more information on how to secure a speaker and for details on the more than 200 other presentations, please contact the Office of University Marketing & Public Relations, 3-6728, or visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/speakers.

 

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.

 

DEADLINE FOR IOWA TITLE II GRANT PROGRAM LETTERS OF INTENT:

The deadline for required letters of intent to the Iowa Title II Grant Program is Nov. 28. The request for proposals for this year's program is available at: http://www2.iowaccess.org/regents/HigherEd/titleii.htm. Please contact Hillery Oberle (3-3961 or hillery.oberle@uni.edu) for more information about this opportunity.

 

GRANTS FOR RESEARCH, LANGUAGE TRAINING IN EURASIA AND EASTERN EUROPE:

Fellowship programs are now available through American Councils for International Education and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research. Scholarship levels range from graduate students to senior faculty, short to long term, and in countries of east, central, and southeastern Europe and Eurasia. The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research is a non-profit academic body created to encourage and sustain high-quality research in social sciences and humanities. The American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS (American Councils) works to advance education, research and mutual understanding across the United States and the nations of Eurasia, Southeastern Europe and South Asia. For more information about these programs, contact the Study Abroad Center, 3-7078, or visit http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad/.

 

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.

 

IOWA ENERGY CENTER REQUEST FOR GRANT PRE-PROPOSALS:

The Iowa Energy Center is accepting pre-proposals for research and demonstration projects to begin July 1. The pre-proposal deadline is Friday, Dec. 5. For requirements and program guidelines, visit http://www.energy.iastate.edu/Funding/downloads/RFP2009-01.pdf. IEC pre-proposals require approval by the Office of Sponsored Programs; contact Hillery Oberle (hillery.oberle@uni.edu or 3-3961) if interested.

 

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., 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: 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.

 

CREDIT AND IDENTITY THEFT WORKSHOP:

Receive information on credit and learn strategies for protecting yourself from identity theft from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in BCS 30. Advance registration required; e-mail jpec@uni.edu or call 3-5732.

 

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:

UNI UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN

United Way pledges can be turned in through Friday, Nov. 14, to your department or area representative. The campus committee joins the agencies that serve and those community members who receive assistance in thanking you for your thoughtful consideration to giving during these times of need. Thanks to all those who returned pledges to the special Maucker Union event last week, signed the "wall of honor" and had pictures taken with President and Pat Allen.

 

UNI CELEBRATES AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK:

UNI has a 132-year history in teacher education and will celebrate American Education Week, Nov. 16-22. UNI will recognize its 17,000 plus alumni educators in the U.S. and is planning special programs with area schools. For more information, contact Lindsey Rhodes, 3-6728.

 

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK:

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State will host International Education Week Nov. 17-21. This weeklong celebration will showcase some of the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. For a list of events, visit http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad/news/iew2008.htm. For more information, contact Jessica Breuer at jabreu@uni.edu or Monica Zeeb at mdz915@uni.edu

 

SHOWTIME:

ShowTime is UNI dance program’s free weekly showing of historical and contemporary dancers and dance/movement forms. Watch film clips of social dance during the early 20th century -- from Cakewalk to Blackbottom to Charleston and Lindy Hop -- from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the WRC 185/187. Come for snacks and dancing.

 

MOVEMENT OUTLET:

Movement Outlet will focus on Pilates from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in the WRC 185/187. The free weekly dance/movement sessions change each week and are organized by dance students for UNI students, faculty and staff. No previous experience is required. Come dressed to move. For more information, contact Stacie at duckwits@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

COOKING FOR A CURE:

Come to "Cooking for a Cure", an all-you-can-eat breakfast event serving pancakes, sausage, eggs and bagels, from 8 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, at St. Stephen's Church. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. The proceeds will go toward the American Cancer Society and the Public Relations Student Society of America. For tickets, contact Meredith Sillau at msillau@uni.edu.

 
LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT CENTER:

Camp Adventure Leadership Assessment Center (LAC) kicks off International Education Week at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, in the WRC 204. Learn about working with youth in Germany, Italy, China, Japan and the U.S., earning 12 credit hours and receiving free airfare/housing and a living stipend. To confirm your attendance, e-mail hr@campadventure.com.

 

FALL FORMAL BALLROOM DANCE:

The UNI Folk and Ballroom Dancers will host their annual fall ballroom dance Sunday, Nov. 16, in Maucker Union Ballroom. Cha-cha lessons for beginners will be at 6 p.m. and open dancing will follow from 7 to 11 p.m. Evening attire is suggested but not required. Contact Daniel Wells at 3-3560 for more information.

 

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK: TEACHING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

Do you teach international students in your classes? Do you want to learn how to better communicate and understand them? The Culture and Intensive English Program, a UNI department that helps international students develop English fluency, will host a panel discussion about working with international students as part of UNI's celebration of International Education Week. Panelists will address questions relating to understanding culture-centric behaviors at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Maucker Union Ballroom A. Please submit questions by e-mail to scalcara@uni.edu.

 

SAVE THE DATE: IDEA DIVERSITY SUMMIT:

Learn about real solutions to real-life problems in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce at the Idea Diversity summit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 23, in Maucker Union. Whether you are a faculty member, staff or a student, this summit will give you the tools to be an agent of change in your specialty. Visit http://www.iowadiversitysummit.com for registration and more information.

 

ATHLETICS:

MEN'S BASKETBALL:

The Panthers will open the regular season against Denver at 12:05 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, in the McLeod Center.

 

VOLLEYBALL:

Volleyball will host Missouri State at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, in the McLeod Center. UNI will take on nationally-ranked Wichita State in its final home game of the season at 7:05 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15. The Panthers will ecognize seniors prior to the match.

 

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

PORTUGUESE FILM SERIES:

The UNI Portuguese Club will host the final installment of its Conexões Film Series at 6 p.m., Tuesday, 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.

 

SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS 2:

Come watch "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2," starring Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, and Blake Lively, at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

VIDEO COLOR CORRECTION WORKSHOP:

Cedar River Productions will hold a video color correction workshop at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Lang Hall Performance Studio. For more information, e-mail crproductions@uni.edu

 

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.

 

WRITING STUDIES SNACK SERIES:

The English department's Writing Snack Series will view and discuss three digital texts available on YouTube: "The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version)" from the Digital Ethnography Program at Kansas State University; Richard Miller's address to the Rutger's University Board of Regents, "The Future is Now"; and "Langdon Digital Learning" by The Langdon Group. The discussion is at 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in Baker 161. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend and join in the discussion. Bring your own snack and ideas on new writing technologies from Facebook to Wikipedia.

 

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.

 

CRP PROJECT SNEAK PEEK:

Cedar River Productions will be holding a sneak peak screening of student productions that have been produced this semester and is seeking submissions for video projects for next semester. If you have an idea for a television show, documentary, short film or experimental project that you would like help creating, attend project sneak peek at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18. For more information, e-mail crproductions@uni.edu.

 

MUSICALLY SPEAKING LECTURE:

Visiting lecturer Eric Saylor will present "It's not Lambkins Frisking at all: English Pastoral Music and the Great War" at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, Russell Hall, Room 116. Saylor currently serves as assistant professor of music history at Drake University and has presented papers at national meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Society for American Music and the North American British Music Studies Association. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail Melinda.Boyd@uni.edu.

 

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

VETERANS 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 Veterans 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 Jonathan Schwabe, professor of composition and theory, 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.

 

UNI TRUMPET STUDIO AND TRUMPET ENSEMBLE CONCERT:

Under the direction of Randy Grabowski, UNI school of music professor of trumpet, the UNI Trumpet Studio and Ensemble will offer a fall concert at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI PERCUSSION AND WEST AFRICAN DRUM ENSEMBLES CONCERT:

Under the direction of Randy Hogancamp, percussion professor and faculty artist, the UNI Percussion and West African Drum Ensembles will offer its fall concert at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

HALF-MASTED 3.2 RETURNS:

Half-Masted 3.2, UNI’s comedy improv troupe, will return to UNI’s Bertha Martin Theatre after a four-year absence, at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19 and Thursday, Nov. 20. The troupe is instructed and directed by Doug Shaw, a UNI associate professor of mathematics.

 

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 at $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:

SPRING CAPSTONE COURSES:

All Capstone courses are listed in the schedule of classes under the designation of "CAP" on page 19 of the printed spring schedule. Many of these courses are also listed under departmental numbers, which are listed under the course titles. Students will earn Capstone credit for these courses regardless of how they register for them. For descriptions of the courses, visit the LAC website: http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/lac/

 
KOOB SCHOLARSHIP APPLICAITON DEADLINE:

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.

 
SUMMER ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION:

Learn about summer programs in China, Poland, Ireland, Germany and Spain during an information session from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in Gilchrist 009. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office at 273-7078.

 

CAPSTONE IN NICARAGUA:

Have you gone to an area where you can eat mangos off the trees? Have you gone to an area where you can climb a mountain and plant trees. Have you gone to an area where the hostess makes fresh coffee that she grows on her coffee farm? This is the capstone experience in Saires, Nicaragua, and you will encounter friendly people in the school and community. The Nicaragua experience runs May 11-22, 2009. For more information contact Gloria Adams at missgloscorner@yahoo.com.

 

CAPSTONE IN CHINA:

Professor Chris Schrage’s capstone to Beijing and Dalian, China, is a new capstone with two weeks of classes and a chance to obtain global skills June 3-25, 2009. UNI College of Business Administration majors may be eligible for a Jepson Scholarship of up to $500 toward travel expense. For more information contact Gloria Adams at missgloscorner@yahoo.com about this Study Abroad experience.

 

SPRING BREAK IN GHANA:

Experience drumming, dancing and the making of drums and African baskets in Ghana, Africa, during spring break. The culture is relaxed and the people are warm and friendly. A capstone away from the states will earn one credit, and an eternity of memories. For more information contact Gloria Adams at missgloscorner@yahoo.com.

 

LOW-COST SUMMER CAPSTONE IN CHINA:

Work and Study in China from early July through early August 2009 on a program led by UNI professors. Earn 3 UNI electives and optional capstone credits. Receive: $1,000 towards airfare, free housing and meals, free health insurance, weekly phone cards, laundry, daily bottled water, free trips every Saturday and a $250 stipend; visit Beijing (Great Wall, Forbidden Palace, and more), Dongguan, and Hong Kong. The program is limited to 18 students. Scholarships and financial aid are available. Apply by Nov. 15. For questions or applications contact UNI Study Abroad Center in Gilchrist Hall 28, 3-7078 or larson_andrew@hotmail.com

 

REDUCED COST AND EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR STUDY IN AUSTRALIA:

The study abroad program fee on the Regents semester program in Newcastle, Australia, has been reduced by $500 for spring 2009. The application deadline has been extended to Nov. 14. All credits transfer to UNI, most UNI major and liberal arts classes are available at this location. Financial aid and several scholarships are available to qualified students. For questions or application, contact Melanie Olson, UNI Study Abroad Center in Gilchrist Hall 28, 3-7078 or melolson@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.

 

CIEE DEADLINE EXTENSIONS:

CIEE has extended some deadlines. Some of the programs that now have a Nov. 15 deadline are Australia, Chile, France, Ghana, Italy, Poland and China. Programs that have been extended to Dec. 1 include Australia, Ireland, Peru, Mexico, Nicaragua and Turkey. For a more complete list or more information contact the Study Abroad Office at 3-7078 or visit http://www.ciee.org/study.

 

IRELAND CAPSTONE CLOSED:

The Ireland Capstone has now been filled and all the waiting list spots are occupied. Check out some of the other summer capstone programs, or check out semester programs at University College Cork, Ireland, and the Dublin Business School. See James, peer adviser: Ireland-UK, for details in the Study Abroad Office at 3-7078.

 

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.

 

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).

 

FRENCH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS INFORMATION SESSION:

Programs in France and Canada are available for any level of French from beginning to advanced. Attend an informational meeting from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in Gilchrist 009 to learn about the three programs that UNI offers, costs and the benefits of studying abroad. This is a great way to receive credit for French major/minor requirements.

 

RECRUITING RESIDENT ASSISTANTS:

The resident assistant selection committee is looking to recruit as many students as possible to the RA position. Remind students of the leadership opportunities, financial benefits (free room and board with a $1,200 stipend the first year) and long-term benefits of the job (life-long friends, time management and organizational skills). Students must have a 2.5 GPA to apply. The applications are available at http://www.uni.edu/dor/raapplication/. E-mail jenny.connolly@uni.edu with questions or if you want information to hand out to students.

 

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

 

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 THE UNITED KINGDOM AND IRELAND:

There will be an informational session from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Gilchrist 007 focusing on the travels in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Past participants will be available to answer questions and talk about the great opportunities available. For more information, stop by the Study Abroad Office in Gilchrist 28 or call 3-7078.

 

 
 

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