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Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008

NEWS:

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & PROVOST CANDIDATE VISIT

Gary Olson, the final candidate for the executive vice president and provost position, will interview on campus Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 17 and 18. Olson is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Illinois State University. During a public forum from 3 to 4:15 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in Lang Hall Auditorium, Olson 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 Olson and to complete a candidate feedback form, visit http://www.uni.edu/execvpsearch/. Hector Flores, also a candidate for this position, will deliver his public presentation from 3 to 4:15 p.m., today, in Lang Hall Auditorium.

 

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 expects 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 referred to in paragraph A.2 of the purchasing policy: http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Policies/Chapter%207/chapter7.06.htm.

 

IOWA ENERGY CENTER STAFF ON CAMPUS:

Keith Kutz and Amy Myers of the Iowa Energy Center will be on campus from 9 to 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 14, at the CEEE Room 115, for discussions with faculty and staff about energy efficiency and renewable energy research as well as the IEC grant programs. If you are unable to come at that time, please contact Pat Higby (3-6012 or higby@uni.edu) to arrange another meeting.

 

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, contact steven.young@uni.edu.

 

ADOPT-A-FAMILY -- BLACK HAWK ELEMENTARY:

UNI's Partner in Education school is Black Hawk Elementary. The school has several families that will participate in the Adopt-A Family program that allows community members to provide families with gifts for the holidays. If you, your department or student organization is interested in adopting a family, please contact Stacey Christensen by Thursday, Nov. 20, by e-mail, stacey.christensen@uni.edu, or phone 3-3170. Those individuals and departments wishing to volunteer will receive more information about the families and their wish lists.

 

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.

 
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.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

An article in the Nov. 2 Des Moines Register was written by UNI student Taylor Schaa about her class trip to the Balkans for health outreach.
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20081102/LIFE/811020301/1039/life

 

YOUR OPINION COUNTS:

Take the annual dining services satisfaction survey by visiting www.uni.edu/dor. The access number is 124 followed by your university ID number. The survey takes approximately four minutes. 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.

 

UNI EDUCATION FACTS:

Did you know the College of Education has approximately 32,500 alumni around the world? Celebrate American Education Week Nov. 16-22.

 

SNOW SEASON IS UPON US:

No longer can we stride like we’re immortal; be prepared to adopt a humble gait, lifting each step and carefully placing your feet. Grounds will do their part to make winter walking a winter wonderland. Do your part by preparing for that long standing Iowa winter tradition, the “Iowa Shuffle.”

 

IMAGINE THE IMPACT CAMPUS DRIVE:

The Imagine the Impact Campus Drive fuels the campaign priorities of scholarships and programs. Every gift, no matter the size, helps pave the way to success. Return your pledge form to the UNI Foundation in 204 Commons. To learn more, contact the UNI Foundation at 3-6078 or visit www.uni-foundation.org.

 

ORDER COOKIE DOUGH ONLINE:

Orders for cookie dough from UNI’s Fresh Beginnings are now accepted (pick-up Dec.1-12.) Each 3.5-pound tub of dough will make more than three dozen cookies. The varieties are snickerdoodle, sugar, molasses, spritz, chocolate chip, peanut butter, chocolate chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate chip, oatmeal chocolate chip, monster, cranberry oatmeal, butterscotch oatmeal and cranberry white chocolate pecan. Prices range from $6.99 to $16.99 per tub. The order form and pick-up preferences are at http://www.uni.edu/dor/cookies/

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 for CHFA, and study abroad advisor. 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:

INTERNAL DEADLINE FOR BLACK HAWK COUNTY GAMING ASSOCIATION GRANTS:

The internal deadline for the Black Hawk County Gaming Association Jan. 1 grant funding cycle is at 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 1. For instructions on applying to the internal selection process or for more information on the BHCGA grants, contact Hillery Oberle at hillery.oberle@uni.edu or 3-3961.

 

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.

 
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. 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. For more information about these programs, contact the Study Abroad Center, 3-7078, or visit http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad/.

 

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/.

 

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

GO RED FOR WOMEN:

Go Red For Women Campaign will sponsor a Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament at 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Other Place on College Street. The entry fee is $5 with prizes for first, second and third place. All proceeds go to the Go Red For Women Campaign, which is part of the American Heart Association.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

MULTICULTURAL TEACHER'S RECEPTION:

The Multicultural Teaching Alliance at UNI is open to any student interested in learning about diversity, multicultural education and teaching. To assist in meeting those aims, the organization will hold its Third Annual Multicultural Teachers Reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Monday Nov. 17, in UNI’s Georgian Lounge in the Commons, 1224 W. 23rd St. Mix and mingle with UNI teacher education students, faculty and local educators from a variety of backgrounds.

 

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.

 

CME SEVEN BOOK CLUB:

The CME Seven Book Club will meet at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, in the CME, Maucker Union, upper level to discuss "Great Speeches by Native Americans" by Bob Blaisdell. Come prepared to discuss the reading and enlighten us on your point of view.

 

FOOD DRIVE AT ESSENTIALS:

Help us collect more than 1,000 items for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank and support our community. Drop your food or monetary donations off at Essentials in Maucker Union through Thursday, Dec. 4.

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 recognize seniors prior to the match.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

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:

WRITING 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 peek 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.

 

VIRTUAL WORLDS SESSION:

ITS Educational Technology will sponsor a session on Virtual Worlds at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 19, in StudioIT, Room 134, ITTC. Dan Power and Susan Wurtz, from the College of Business Administration, will talk about the current and potential uses of virtual worlds for educational, business and social interactions, using Second Life to illustrate. Bring your lunch and join the fun.

 

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.

 

CROW FORUM:

Pablo Ben, assistant professor of history, will present “Modernity, Sexuality, and Alienation” at noon, Monday, Dec. 1, in the Center for Multicultural Education, Room 109A. Faculty, staff, students and members of the wider community are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Hear husband and wife duo Amy & Adams at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in KUNI's studio on the third floor of the CAC. The duo specializes in folk music, and has made three albums: "Sail Away," "Must Be Dreamin'" and "Live: Under the Covers." Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

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.

 

UNI BRASS CHOIR CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of trumpet Randy Grabowski, the UNI Brass Choir will offer a fall concert at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

HANDEL'S MESSIAH:

Hear Handel’s Messiah, featuring Metropolitan Chorale and local musicians, at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 23, at the GBPAC. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount on tickets. Visit www.gbpac.com or call 3-4TIX for tickets.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

WRC FREE DAYS FOR UNI EMPLOYEES:

UNI employees who have not yet paid the WRC user fee may enjoy the WRC recreational facilities for free the week of Thanksgiving (Nov. 24-26) by showing your UNI ID at the WRC Welcome Desk. You may also bring your immediate (tax dependent) family members at no charge, and/or bring up to four guests at $5 each. Visit the WRS Web site, www.uni.edu\wellrec, for facility hours.

 

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.

 

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:

GRAD CHATS IN THE UNION:

Join other grad students in Maucker Union for informal chats on the graduate student experience from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec.3; and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 11. Look for the Grad Chats table tent near Chats.

 

BELL RINGING AT CEDAR FALLS WAL-MART:

Graduate students: make a difference this holiday season and help support the Salvation Army. Bell ringing will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Cedar Falls Wal-Mart. One hour shifts are available. E-mail Brock Holman, bholman@uni.edu by Monday, Dec. 1 to reserve your spot.

 

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP:

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology (SAC) seeks a graduate student assistant to serve as the managing editor for the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography (JCE). It is a 20-hour-per-week, twelve-month appointment beginning in January. The managing editor will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of JCE, including the management of the journal’s office. Primary duties include monitoring and tracking of manuscripts, editing of manuscripts, and general office duties. Visit the SAC office in Baker 356 or contact Carissa Froyum, carissa.froyum@uni.edu, for a full job description and application instructions. Applications are due Friday, Nov. 28.

 

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 APPLICATION 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.

 

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.

 

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 3-7078.

 

CAPSTONE IN NICARAGUA:

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. 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. 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 Saturday, 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 Friday, 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:

Some of the CIEE 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 
 

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