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Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009

NEWS:

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STATE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL ANNOUNCED:

For the past year, two statewide committees have been working to make recommendations to the Iowa General Assembly to transform Malcolm Price Laboratory School into Iowa's Research and Development School. The committees have submitted their final report with recommendations that would improve and advance teaching and learning practices in the state of Iowa. The legislature will review the report during this legislative session. To view the report visit http://www.uni.edu/president/messages/

 

CAMPUS WIDE DIVERSITY TOWN-HALL MEETING:

President Allen will host a town hall meeting on diversity, open to all in the UNI community, on Thursday, Jan. 22, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend, beginning with continental breakfast at 8 a.m. and a program from 8:30 to 10 a.m. President Allen will describe his vision for UNI's future diversity efforts, will open the floor for questions and discussion and will announce related plans.

 

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. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 13. Last year's recipients were U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, Nancy Powell; UNI faculty emeriti and advocates, Carl and Wanda Wehner; and U.S. Senate liaison, Andrienne Hallett. A list of 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 or call Mark Jastorff at 3-2171.

 

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARDS:

UNI and Veridian Credit Union are seeking nominations for the 2009 Community Engagement Awards to recognize outstanding contributions of UNI faculty members to the community through research and/or teaching. All full-time tenured and tenure track faculty are eligible. For award and nomination details, visit www.uni.edu/resources/outreach/veridian.shtml. All nomination materials must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 20.

 

SUE FOLLON EXEMPLARY SERVICE AWARD WINNERS:

The Division of Student Affairs has announced the recipients of the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award for 2009. They are Jim Geary (Department of Residence), Tracey Godon (Career Services) and Joyce Morrow (Financial Aid). This distinguished award honors staff who are committed to quality and excellence and whose efforts and achievements are worthy of emulation as they work to help students succeed.

 

SUMMER CONFERENCES:

The Department of Residence is prepared to welcome conference participants for summer 2009 and assist university hosts with housing and dining needs. All information for summer 2009 is available at http://www.uni.edu/dor/conferences.shtml. Register at: https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/SumConf/sc_main.cgi?type=grp. Contact David Schmid at 3-2249 or david.schmid@uni.edu with questions.

 

TTY AND RELAY IOWA:

Human Resource Services and Student Disability Services will no longer carry a separate line for TTY. These lines have become obsolete. Relay Iowa will be used instead to provide TTY service for people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech impaired. Dial 711. For more information, contact Therese Callaghan in HRS at 3-6164 or Therese.Callaghan@uni.edu or visit www.relayiowa.com.

 

ROD LIBRARY NEWSLETTER:

Check out Rod Library's newsletter, "Rod Notes," highlighting new databases, research tips and what's happening at Rod Library. "Rod Notes" is available at http://www.library.uni.edu/news/newsletter.html.

 

2008 W-2s:

2008 W-2 Wage and Tax Statements are available online through MyUNIverse using the MEMFIS UNI Employee Self Service responsibility. The MEMFIS Web site, http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis, has a Quick Reference Guide for finding and viewing the W-2 statement. The targeted mailing date for the W-2s is Friday, Jan. 23. W-2 FAQs are available online at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/.

 

RRTTC CALLS FOR PROPOSALS:

The Recycling & Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC) has made a call for proposals, which are due Friday, Feb 20. For complete guidelines, see www.rrttc.com and click the link under grants.

 

UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

The University Honors Program is seeking proposals for Presidential Scholars and Honors Seminars for the 2009-2010 academic year. Information and the proposal form can be found at http://www.uni.edu/honors/psseminar.doc. Proposals should be submitted to the University Honors Program (0355) on or before Monday, Jan. 26.

 

TC HEADING TO NATIONAL COMPETITION:

TC has again qualified for the National Mascot Competition. Help send TC to the National Competition and prove to everyone that he truly is the best mascot by purchasing a "TC's National's Crew" T-shirt. Learn more and order shirts at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=43893066108&ref=nf or e-mail tcpanther@uni.edu.

 

FOLLOW NISG PRESIDENT IN WASHINGTON, D.C.:

NISG President Pernell Cezar is in Washington, D.C., taking part in The Washington Center's Presidential Inauguration seminar and will attend the 2009 Presidential Inauguration on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Follow Cezar at weblogs.uni.edu/inauguration as he gets a behind-the-scenes look at Washington and national politics. You also can access the blog via the UNI home page, www.uni.edu.

 

FREE THERMAL FAX PAPER ROLLS:

The Department of Industrial Technology has a box of five thermal fax paper rolls (Sharp FO-40PR6U) 216mm x 50m free to any department on campus. Call 3-2561 if you can use this paper.

 

SABIN HALL OFFICE RELOCATIONS:

The Office of the Dean for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has relocated to BAK 59 (Baker). All telephone numbers remain the same. The Department of Social Work has relocated to 214 SSC (East Bartlett). All telephone numbers remain the same.

 

COLD DAYS/HOT DEALS:

Cold days bring hot deals to Chats and Prexy’s in Maucker Union, now through Jan. 23. Enjoy price specials on soups, hot beverages and spicy entrées in Prexy's. Spring semester promotions are at http://www.uni.edu/dor/promotions/index.htm

 

FREE SAMPLES AT 23RD STREET MARKET:

Sample Piccadilly Circus brand products during lunchtime Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 23rd Street Market. Give your opinion on pizzas, breakfast sandwiches, breakfast burritos, stuffed cheese sticks, gourmet chicken tenders, boneless buffalo wings, sub sensations and more. Your opinion will help determine which products to offer at 23rd Street Market. For more information on spring semester events in campus restaurants and convenience stores, visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/promotions/index.htm.

EMPLOYMENT:

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

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

FIDELITY RETIREMENT COUNSELOR ON-SITE:

Jason Cronick, Fidelity retirement counselor, will meet with UNI employees Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 9 and 10; Monday and Tuesday, March 2 and 3; and Tuesday and Wednesday, April 7 and 8, in Gilchrist 025. Cronick can help with questions about the UNI 403b retirement plan. Consider meeting with him if you need help with: 1) Creating an investment mix for your contributions. 2) Consolidating retirement accounts from a previous provider or employer. 3) Detailed questions about your distribution options. 4) Understanding and evaluating your sources of income if you're approaching retirement. To schedule an appointment, visit www.fidelity.com/atwork/reservations or call 1-800-642-7131.

 

DEPOSIT POLICY TRAINING:

Business Operations is conducting deposit policy training on the following dates: 9 to 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27; 9 to 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28; 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 30; and 1 to 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30. All trainings will be held in Maucker Union's College Eye Room. This training will cover changes and additions to current deposit procedures. All departmental deposit preparers and office managers are encouraged to participate. RSVP with date and time to Christina Geweke at 3-7505 or christina.geweke@uni.edu.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

INAUGURATION WATCH:

The Student Involvement and Activities Center, along with the Center for Multicultural Education, will host an Inauguration Watch Party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the Maucker Union Ballrooms. Feel free to bring your lunch and watch this historic event.

 

'A MEMORY, A MONOLOGUE, A RANT, A PRAYER':

"A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, a Prayer" is a dramatic reading compiled by Eve Ensler, author of "The Vagina Monologues." These stories highlight the effects of violence against women and how women's violence isn't a "woman only" issue. The performances are at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 23 and Saturday, Jan. 24, in the CAC 108. Free for students, faculty and staff.

 

VOLLEYBALL BANQUET:

The UNI Volleyball Banquet will be held at noon, Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Holiday Inn on University Avenue. The cost is $20. RSVP to Michelle Coulter at 3-3176 or michelle.coulter@uni.edu by Thursday, Jan. 22.

 

HOW TO START A BUSINESS I:

Learn how to start a business at a workshop from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required; call 3-JPEC (5732) or e-mail jpec@uni.edu. Space is limited.

 

HOW TO START A BUSINESS II:

Learn more about how to start a business at a workshop from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required; call 3-JPEC (5732) or e-mail jpec@uni.edu. Space is limited and information builds on Workshop I.

 

BEACH VOLLEYBALL:

Escape from the cold, snow and ice. Eight Professional Beach Volleyball athletes will bring the beach volleyball atmosphere (including 220 tons of sand) to the McLeod Center at 7:30 pm., Saturday, Jan. 31. This three-hour event will include Olympic gold medalist, Todd Rogers, "the Professor," and Olympic athlete, Nicole Branagh. Tickets are on sale now at 3-4TIX, www.unitix.uni.edu or at any UNItix location.

 

B LOVED:

St. Stephen Catholic Student Center will host an evening of hors d'oeuvres, drinks, dancing and silent auction from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, in Maucker Union Ballroom. Then proceed to the GBPAC for the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony's "B Surprised" concert. Cost is $60 per person. All proceeds from the event will support the ministries of St. Stephen the Witness. For more information or to attend, please contact Kelly at 266-9863 or kmcc@ststephenuni.org.

 

CREATIVE DRAMA CLASSES FOR YOUTH:

The Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, will offer creative drama classes for children in kindergarten through high school, beginning Monday, Feb. 2. For complete information and registration form, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis

 

FASTTRAC® GROWTHVENTURE™:

UNI's Regional Business Center/Small Business Development Center is offering the FastTrac® GrowthVenture™ program to provide an opportunity for area small business owners to evaluate their business framework and determine changes needed to improve performance and grow their business. The program will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., every Monday, from Jan. 26 through March 16, at the BCS Building. The cost is $149. For more information or to register, contact the UNI Regional Business Center at 236-8123.

ATHLETICS:

MEN'S BASKETBALL:

Men's basketball will host Bradley at 7:05 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the McLeod Center.

 

WRESTLING:

Wrestling will host Oklahoma State at 7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25, in the McLeod Center.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

PANEL DISCUSSION ON LINCOLN:

Panelists will discuss the books, "Douglass and Lincoln: How a Revolutionary Black Leader and a Reluctant Liberator Struggled to End Slavery and Save the Union," by Kendrick and Kendrick, and "Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln," by John Stauffer, from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, at University Book and Supply. The Kendricks will appear on campus Feb. 12 and Stauffer will speak at UNI Feb. 19.

 

NATURAL RESOURCES RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT SEMINARS:

Greg Schmitt, the private lands biologist for the Iowa DNR, will lead the first seminar in a series on natural resource research and management at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the Tallgrass Prairie Center, Room 9. Schmitt will speak on The Iowa DNR's Private Lands Program and will discuss cost-sharing and technical assistance opportunities that the DNR provides to private landowners in northeastern Iowa. The seminar series is sponsored by the Tallgrass Prairie Center. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, at 3-3828, or rwelch@uni.edu.

PERFORMING ARTS:

FACULTY STRING QUARTET:

The UNI Faculty String Quartet will offer a winter concert at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 20, in Graham Hall, in Russell Hall, featuring faculty artists Frederick Halgedahl, violin; Therese Fetter, violin; Julia Bullard, viola; and, Jonathan Chenoweth, cello. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CLARINET RECITAL:

Assistant professor of clarinet Amanda McCandless will offer a clarinet recital featuring faculty artist Robin Guy, piano, at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL:

Visiting artists Yulia Savrasova, soprano and Irina Bystrova, piano, will offer a collaborative recital at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 23, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

RUSSIAN BALLET TO PERFORM CINDERELLA:

The Russian National Ballet will perform "Cinderella" at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25, in the GBPAC. For more information and tickets, visit www.gbpac.com or call 3-4TIX. UNI students receive a 50 percent discount on tickets with a valid university I.D.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Cedar Falls singer-songwriter Raldo Schneider will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26, in KUNI's studio on the third floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12. For broadcast times and stations visit http://www.iowapublicradio.org

 

TRUMPET RECITAL:

UNI School of Music faculty artist Randy Grabowski will present a trumpet recital at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall, with repertoire and additional performers to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

IRONMAN TRIATHLON CHALLENGE:

Registration begins Monday, Jan. 26, in WRC 101, for the seventh annual WRS Ironman Triathlon Challenge, a fitness incentive program. Choose from one of three Ironman distance events: traditional (2.4 mile swim; 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile walk/run), non-swimmers (substitute 15,000 meters of rowing for the swimming, bike and run distances the same) or the double ironman challenge (double the traditional distances). Record workout mileage on a provided log sheet. Workouts are self scheduled. Completion of event distances by March 6 nets the participant a certificate of achievement and an event T-shirt. The registration fee is $20. For more information, watch for event fliers, visit www.uni.edu/wellrec or contact Tim Klatt at timothy.klatt@uni.edu or 3-7120.

 

HEALTH BEAT:

Looking for a good place to workout, where it's not so congested? Consider using the WRS Health Beat in Maucker Union. Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fridays.

 

HEALTH BEAT LOCKERS:

Working out and need a locker to keep all your personal belongings? Health Beat lockers are available to rent. Find out more at www.uni.edu/wellrec/facilities/health_beat.html.

 

LIVE HEALTHY UNI:

Live Healthy UNI/Iowa, Jan. 14 through April 23, is a fun, team-based, 100-day challenge to jump start healthy habits in the new year. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/UNI_employee_wellness/livehealthy.html for details. Prizes from Wellness and Recreation Services include a year pass to the WRC, six personal-training sessions, and a fitness class.

 

NEW EMPLOYEE WELLNESS SERVICES:

Blood Chemistry Profiles, Personal Health Assessments and nicotine patches/gum are available at no cost to UNI employees who qualify for UNI health insurance. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/UNI_employee_wellness/enhancedservices.html, for details.

 

PADDLING PANTHERS SWIM LESSONS:

Paddling Panthers swim lessons begin Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Wellness and Recreation Center pools. Lessons times are at 9:30, 10:15 and 11 a.m. Spots are limited; e-mail swimlessons@uni.edu for more information.

 

PERSONAL TRAINERS WANTED:

An informational meeting will take place at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30, in WRC 250. Class begins Monday, Feb. 2. Monday lectures will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in Room 150. Friday labs will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Room 103. For more information and to enroll, contact the personal fitness coordinator at 237-7167. Class is not for academic credit.

 

FITNESS AND LEISURE CLASSES:

Fitness and leisure classes are still open. Check out Self-Defense*Fighting*Fitness, Kickboxing X2 and Spinnercise. Want to tone up? Try New Sculpt and Tone, Pilates, Absolutely ABs or Total Aquatic conditioning.
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitness/classes.html

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

EXPLORE HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS MAJORS AND MINORS:

Consider the academic majors and minors offered by the eight departments that make up the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Visit the informational table from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26 or Thursday, Jan. 29, in Maucker Union.

 

KNOW IT - NAME IT - STOP IT:

January is National Stalking Awareness Month. Visit www.uni.edu/violenceservices and click on the "Know it. Name it. Stop it." logo to check out information on stalking, harassment, what to do if you or a friend are a victim, and how to get help. Brought to you by University Health Services.

 

THE WORD IS...GRADES:

Do you know students who are struggling academically? Refer them to their PAIR, RA, RLC, Academic Advising or the UNI Academic Learning Center. To learn more, visit "The Word is..." series of bulletin boards at http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/

 

DAVID COOK LIVE IN CONCERT:

See David Cook in concert at 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Tickets are $5. Tickets will be sold to students only from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26, to Friday, Jan. 30 in Mauker Union. Only cash will be accepted.

 

OSHA BLOOD-BORN PATHOGEN TRAINING OFFERED:

This 50-minute training is required for all students completing field experiences in any pre-K through 12 school setting. The training is free and open to anyone. Three sessions will be offered: 4 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 20; 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21; and 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22. All sessions will be held in SEC 244/245. No registration is required. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education, 3-2265.

 

MCELROY FELLOWSHIP:

Application materials are available for the McElroy Fellowship at www.grad.uni.edu. Candidates must be graduates or graduating seniors of a liberal arts program and intend to pursue graduate study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited university. The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 30. For more information, contact the Graduate College at 3-2748.

 

STUDY IN IRELAND:

Learn about studying in Ireland at an information session at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Gilchrist 007. Contact: James Hanlon, peer adviser for Ireland, at jamesh@uni.edu.

 

STUDY IN PRAGUE:

Learn about studying in Prague from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21, in Gilchrist 25. Stephen Gaies will discuss the program and past participants will be on hand to answer questions. Contact: Michael Lalor, peer adviser, lalorm@uni.edu.

 

GRAD STUDENT SPEED MEETING:

NISG will host a graduate student speed meeting as a way for graduate students to meet other students inside and outside of their departments at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26, in the CME.

 

HOMECOMING COMMITTEE APPLICATION TIME:

Applications for the 2009 Homecoming Committee are available at www.uni.edu/maucker and are due by 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 23, in the Student Involvement and Activities Center. No late applications will be accepted. For more information contact Jessie James-Stinson at 3-6335 (jessie.stinson@uni.edu) or Erin Wheat at 3-6849 (erin.wheat@uni.edu).

 

EXPLORING HABITATS THROUGH CREATIVE MOVEMENT:

This workshop will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30, in the CME, Maucker Union (supported by IMSEP). Pre-service teachers, discover how creative movement can enhance student learning about habitats—weather/climate, animal/plant life and interdependence. Elementary education majors (grades 1-4) RSVP by Friday, Jan. 23, to 3-3658 or paulsonr@uni.edu

 

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