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Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009

NEWS:

EUNICE DELL AWARD WINNERS:

Recipients of the Eunice A. Dell "Making A Difference" award are Janelle Darst, director of marketing and operations for the GBPAC and Jenny Sell, athletic academic adviser for the athletics administration. Also announced were the High Five award winners: Cindy Webb, human resource services' benefits administrator; Paul Meyermann, assistant director of operations planning for the physical plant administration; and Janet Acklin, building services facilities services coordinator. The High Five award recognizes administration and financial services employees for continued and outstanding achievement in service excellence, teamwork and initiative.

 

UNIVERSITY COUNCIL UPDATE:

The Feb. 4, update President Allen delivered to the University Council is posted at http://www.uni.edu/president/council/index.shtml. The link also includes updates on the university branding initiative and UNI athletics.

 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:

The Committee on Committees seeks nominations and self-nominations for the following 2009-2010 University elections: Chair of the University Faculty, one-year term, currently held by Jesse Swan, HFA; Chair of the Graduate Faculty, one-year term, currently held by Maureen Clayton, NS; Chair of Teacher Education Faculty, two-year term, currently held by Becky Hawbaker, ED; Committee on Committees, three-year term, currently held by Otto MacLin, SBS; Committee on Curriculum, three-year term, currently held by April Chatham-Carpenter, HFA; Advisory & Liaison Committee to Department of Military Science, three-year term, currently held by Forrest Dolgener, ED (Must be in bargaining unit.) All the above named individuals are eligible for reelection. Send nominations or questions to Melissa.Beall@uni.edu by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17 or call 3-2992.

 

MUG MEETING:

MEMFIS Users will meet at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in MSH 37. Agenda items include a demonstration of the "new" electronic Student Employment Approval Form, how to gain access, availability and a training schedule. Other agenda items will feature Deposits and Cash Handling, the annual certification process, requirements going forward, endorsements, completing the Cash Receipts for Deposit form and reconciliation of cash. Time for Q&A will be available.

 

GRADUATE COUNCIL:

The Graduate Council will meet at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, in LNG 115.

 

SUPERVISORY & CONFIDENTIAL MEETING:

A Supervisory & Confidential Council meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, in CBB 323.

 

MEMFIS APPLICATIONS OUTAGE:

All MEMFIS applications will be unavailable from 4 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15 while ITS applies patches for year-end reporting. There should not be any noticeable impact for users after the upgrade is completed. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/commcorner/announce/February152009MEMFIS.pdf for more information.

 

UNI UP CLOSE:

Don't miss the opportunity to highlight your department, organization or facility to some 600 prospective students and their 760 guests on Friday, Feb. 20 and 27 at the third annual UNI Up Close. For inclusion in the program, register by Friday, Feb. 13. For details, or to register, visit http://www.uni.edu/admissions/upclose/facultystaff/ If you've already registered, please think about your role as a member of the university community and how to contribute to the positive experience of all prospective students, parents and campus guests you encounter at UNI. Find information to help prepare at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2009_012909.shtml.

 

STRAYER-WOOD THEATRE SEEKS VOLUNTEER USHERS:

Volunteer to usher for a performance of "A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine" and receive a free ticket to the show. This musical runs from Friday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 8. For more information, call 3-6381.

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE FEB. 20:

Nominations for the 2009 Veridian Credit Union Community Engagement Awards are due Friday, Feb. 20. This award recognizes 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 information and to submit nomination materials, visit www.uni.edu/resources/outreach/veridian.shtml.

 

OFFICE MAX BOXES NEEDED:

Help UNI save money by donating old Office Max shipping boxes, 15x18x8-1/2 inch size or larger. Contact Angela Wichtendahl at 3-2560 or higby@uni.edu for more information.

 

FREE FAX INK:

One set of cyan, yellow, magenta and black ink for 14 different Brother Multi-Function Copier/Faxes is free to a UNI department. Call JPEC (Pappajohn Center) at 3-JPEC (5732) for specifics.

EMPLOYMENT:

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

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

PROPOSALS DUE FOR FUNDED '20 BEST ON-CAMPUS INTERNSHIPS':

Funding for 20 co-op positions is available for fall 2009 through spring 2010 semesters. These awards ($4,050 per site) provide student co-op support for assisting departments and programs. Students will intern 15 hours per week for 30 weeks. Positions should be challenging and career enhancing. Guidelines for completing the proposal packet are at http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/co-op/oncampus.html. Packets must be completed by 5 p.m., Monday, March 2. Contact Al Stamberg at 3-6398 or allan.stamberg@uni.edu with questions.

 

U.S. SAVINGS BOND DROP-IN INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Employees interested in exploring the option of U.S. Savings Bonds as a UNI payroll deduction or converting their E Bonds to I Bonds can attend a session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, or 2:30 to 4 p.m., either Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the College Eye Room or Thursday, Feb. 12, in the Old Gold Room. A representative from National Bond and Trust will be available to discuss I Bonds, which are currently earning 5.64 percent. (This rate is good through May 1.) Bonds are state and local tax free; backed by the U.S. Government; replaced at no cost if lost, stolen or destroyed; and tax deferred until redemption or final maturity at 30 years.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

GREG MORTENSON TO SPEAK:

University Book and Supply and UNI will host guest speaker Greg Mortenson at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, in the GBPAC. Mortenson will discuss his experiences building schools in the Middle East, which have been documented in "Three Cups of Tea." He will also discuss two new books, "Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Journey to Change the World, One Child at a Time" and "Listen to the Wind." The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Patty Achey-Cutts at University Book & Supply, 266-7581 or visit www.uni.edu/mortenson.

 
PLANETARIUM PRESENTATIONS:

The Department of Earth Science Planetarium is open for presentations to the public at 7 p.m., every Thursday through March 5. Shows are free and will start every 30 minutes; the last show is at 8:30 p.m. The planetarium is located in LAT 105. For more information, visit http://www.earth.uni.edu/obsvisit.html.

 

MINI MEDICAL SCHOOL:

The UI Mini Medical School program, "Valvular Disease and Minimally Invasive Surgery," will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, in SEC 246. The program is free, but registration is required by Friday, Feb. 13. UI medical faculty will discuss heart valve function, diagnosis of valvular disease, and treatments such as cardiac catheterization and minimally invasive surgery. A science or medical background is not necessary to participate in this program. To learn more, or register, visit http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/minimedicalschool or call 877-MED-IOWA (877-633-4692).

 

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION FUNDRAISER:

February is "American Heart Month." In support, Theta Alpha Phi (TAP) is sponsoring a fundraiser for the American Heart Association from 1 to 5 p.m, Friday, Feb. 13, in the South Lobby of the Strayer-Wood Theatre. TAP will sell red merchandise, from heart-healthy snacks to specialized bags and T-shirts. All proceeds will go to the American Heart Association. Donations are welcome. Contact youvebeentapped@gmail.com with questions.

 

'I LOVE YOU TO DEATH' DANCE:

Celebrate Valentine's Day and Friday the 13th with a dance organized by Theta Alpha Phi (TAP) from 9 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Feb. 13, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is $3 and proceeds will go to support the American Heart Association. For more information, contact youvebeentapped@gmail.com.

 

MURDER MYSTERY:

A crime has been committed and detectives are needed to find out "who done it." Join in the fun as Wellness and Recreation Services presents its first murder mystery event employing the components of physical and mental wellness. The fun will begin the week of March 1 when detectives can pick up clues in WRC 104. Two clues will be available per week ending the week of April 19. E-mail Deedra.Dahlager@uni.edu to sign up. The subject line should read "Murder Mystery." Deedra will respond with further instructions.

 
UNI-CUE BLOOD DRIVE:

The UNI-CUE is seeking donors for a community blood drive, which will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, at UNI-CUE 112 (800 Sycamore St., Waterloo). This year's goal is 45 donors. Register by calling 433-1220. One pint of blood will save three lives.

 

RETIREMENT OPEN HOUSE:

Join the Financial Aid staff in celebrating Roland Carrillo's 21 years of service at UNI. at a retirement open house from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24 at the CME 109. The program will start at 3:30 p.m. Bring a message for Carillo on a 3x5" card.

 

FISH FRY:

Come to St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center for a fish fry from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27. Tickets will be available after the 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. masses, Sunday, Feb. 15, in the lobby of St. Stephen. Tickets are $6, or four for $20. Call 266-9863 with questions.

ATHLETICS:

TENNIS:

Tennis hosts UW-Green Bay at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13. The Panthers host Western Illinois at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 15. Both matches are at the Black Hawk Tennis Club in Waterloo.


WRESTLING:

Wrestling hosts Chattanooga at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, in the West Gym.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

NEW ART EXHIBITION OPEN:

The UNI Gallery of Art will present "Another Voice: Political Illustration from the Late Twentieth Century (1981–1999)," Thursday, Feb. 12 through Thursday, March 5. The exhibition will be curated by Patrick JB Flynn and will feature works by illustrators Michael Duffy and David McLimans who will speak at 7 p.m, Thursday, Feb. 12, in KAB 111. An opening reception will follow the presentation. Sponsored in part by the UNI College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Free and open to the public.

 

'DEATH PERCEPTION: THE SCIENCE OF FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY':

Join curator Tyler O'Brien, assistant professor of anthropology, as he explains the concept of the exhibit and student research involved in bringing "Death Perception: The Science of Forensic Anthropology" to life at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the University Museum.

 

LINCOLN EXHIBIT AT ROD LIBRARY:

To honor the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth, the University Archives has prepared an exhibit and a Web page to show the influence of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War on the history of UNI. The exhibit is in the case outside of the University Archives on the third level of the Rod Library. The Web page is at: http://www.library.uni.edu/speccoll/lincoln.html

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

HOW TO START A BUSINESS I:

Attend a workshop from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 16, 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:

Attend a workshop from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb 18, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required; call 3-JPEC (5732) or e-mail jpec@uni.edu. Space is limited. Information in this workshop will build on Workshop I.

 

GRAD FACULTY BROWN BAG LECTURE:

Adrienne Stanley, associate professor of mathematics, presents "Boards and Cords: Quantifying Artificial Cranial Deformation" from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, in MSH 001. Stanley will discuss her work to develop a quantifiable method to assign skulls from prehispanic archaeological sites into three categories: non-deformed, annular deformation and tabular deformation. Coffee and cookies will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

 

GREEN BUILDING UPGRADES:

The UNI Campus Activities Board will host "Green Building Upgrades: Lessons from the University of Oregon" at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Lang Auditorium. Dennis Munroe, director of the Physical Education and Recreation Department at the University of Oregon will discuss the successes of current projects at Oregon, as well as present options to make UNI a more sustainable and energy efficient campus.

 
SHARING ICN SUCCESSES AND STRATEGIES:

UNI faculty will share successes and strategies for using the Iowa Communication Network (ICN) for effective distance learning, from 1 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, in SEC 130A. For topics and a schedule, visit http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/icn_share. Hosted by UNI Continuing & Distance Education. Contact Belle Cowden at 3-7211 or cowden@uni.edu for more information or to RSVP.

 

CROW FORUM:

CROW Forum will be at noon, Monday, March 2, in the CME 109A. Atul Mitra, management, will present "Gender and Personality Differences in Perceptions of Changes in Pay Levels." Women's and Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff and the community are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.

PERFORMING ARTS:

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Unknown Component will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 17, in KUNI's studio on the third floor of the CAC. Keith Lynch plays the instruments and records the vocals for each album, writes the lyrics and music and creates the album's artwork. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12. For broadcast times and stations, visit http://www.iowapublicradio.org.

 

CZECH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:

Treat yourself to something special on Valentine's Day. The Czech Symphony Orchestra will appear at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, at the GBPAC. For more information and tickets, visit www.gbpac.com or call 3-4TIX.

 

THE NORTHERN FESTIVAL OF BANDS:

The annual festival of high school bands will be held Thursday, Feb. 12 through Saturday, Feb. 14. Concerts will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13 and at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, at the GBPAC. Friday's free concert will feature performances by the UNI Wind Symphony and UNI Symphonic Band. Saturday's performance will feature solo competition winners, the festival’s percussionist groups, Festival Concert Band and Festival Symphony Band. The Saturday concert is ticketed. For tickets, call 3-4TIX. For more information, call 3-2028.

 

SUZUKI FACULTY RECITAL:

The UNI School of Music Suzuki School will present a combined faculty recital at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

TROMBONE RECITAL:

Assistant professor of trombone Chris Buckholz will present a recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, with repertoire and additional performers to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

 

BLUES BLOWOUT FEATURING ERIC SARDINAS AND BIG MOTOR:

Eric Sardinas will bring his signature brand of delta dynamite to the 2009 Winter Blues Blowout at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo. Iowa City area's Kevin "BF" Burt & the Instigators will open the show. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Advance tickets can be ordered by phone at (800) 772-2440, ext. 0, online at www.iowapublicradio.org or at the KUNI Studios and Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls. Presented by the Friends of KUNI/KHKE on behalf of Iowa Public Radio. All proceeds benefit Iowa Public Radio.

 

TALLCORN JAZZ FESTIVAL:

The Beta Nu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the UNI School of Music will host the 54th Annual Tallcorn Jazz Festival and 58th Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz Concerts at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20 and Saturday, Feb. 21, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. For tickets, call 3-4TIX. For more information, call 3-2028.

 

'TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD':

The Montana Repertory Theatre will present "To Kill a Mockingbird" at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 22, at the GBPAC. For tickets, visit www.gbpac.com or call 3-4TIX. UNI students receive a 50 percent discount on tickets.

SHOPPING/DINING ON CAMPUS:

SHOP ON CAMPUS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY GIFTS:

23rd Street Market at Commons has fresh flowers from Flowerama, plush panthers, decorated cookies and candy. Prexy’s and Chats at Maucker Union and Biscotti’s at Redeker Center have decorated cookies, fudge and truffles. Essentials at Maucker Union has candy and gift baskets. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/dor. Click on "What's Happening: Promotions."

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

START A RELAY FOR LIFE FACULTY TEAM:

Form a team to participate in the 2009 Relay for Life, "Flashback to the 80s: Celebrating 25 Years of Hope," from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., Friday, April 17 through Saturday, April 18. Participants are encouraged to stay the entire night, as it is symbolic of an individual's battle with cancer, but staying all night is not mandatory. A team consists of eight to 15 people. To get a T-shirt, you must raise $50, which can be done online at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/relayforlife/. For more details, e-mail adamh@uni.edu.

 

QUIT SMOKING:

Contact Kathy Green, Wellness and Recreation Services, at 3-6921 or kathy.green@uni.edu for a personal consultation to help develop strategies for quitting smoking.

 

FREE BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILES (BCP):

One free blood chemistry profile per academic year is available to UNI employees who qualify for insurance benefits. With a BCP screening, blood is drawn to test for 23 components including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, blood sugar, iron, etc. The charge for a prostate test (PSA) is $10 and a thyroid test (TSH) is $5. Pay by cash, check, payroll deduct or u-bill. Screening will take place from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the WRC main corridor. Additional dates will be added based upon interest. Students, retirees and spouses may sign up as well for a $20 BCP fee. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 to schedule.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Volunteer at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank for Kid's Cafe sites. Responsibilities include planning activities, supervising program and providing documentation. Contact the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at VolunteerUNI@vccv.org if you are interested in this experience or learning about other volunteer opportunities.

 

SPRING CAREER FAIR:

Attend the spring career fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Some 70 employers will talk with UNI students or alumni about internships and full-time jobs. Some will schedule for the Interview Day on Tuesday, Feb. 24. For information and a list of employers participating, including the majors they are seeking, visit http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/events/career/careerfair/spring.html. Sponsored by UNI Career Services.

 

APPLY FOR OKOBOJI ENTREPRENEURIAL INSTITUTE:

Applications are being accepted for the Summer 2009 Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute. All majors are welcome. Attend this week-long entrepreneurial simulation and earn three hours of UNI credit paid by the UNI Pappajohn Center. Tuition, lodging and food are provided. Visit http://www.jpec.org/oko.htm for an application or call 3-JPEC (5732) for more information.

 

GRAD CHATS IN THE UNION:

Join other graduate students for informal chats on your graduate student experience from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., every Thursday in Maucker Union near Chats. Take a break, relax and meet other graduate students from various academic programs. Bring your lunch.

 

THE ESSENTIAL TOOLKIT FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS:

Chris Neuhaus will present, "Rod Library Services and Resources-The Essential Toolkit for Graduate Students," from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 16, in ITT 136. Learn about interlibrary loan, research consultations, wireless and hardwired networks and guides to grant writing and proposal funding. Contact Ken Nesbett, Graduate Student Life Graduate Assistant at knesbett@uni.edu to sign up. Following the presentation, the workshop will be posted on the Graduate College web site at www.grad.uni.edu.

 

WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS:

"Writing Workshop II: The Productive Graduate Student" from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 16, in ITT 136. Learn how to master the conventions of the Literature Review, the Thesis and Dissertation Proposal and the Abstract. Reduce stress by understanding the predictable part of scholarly research.

 

"Writing Workshop III: The Eloquent Graduate Student," from 4 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in ITT 136. This workshop is for students with a major course-assigned literature review, thesis/dissertation proposals or thesis/dissertation drafts in hand. Participants will experience hands-on practice with editing and proofreading strategies and improve familiarity and confidence with style manuals and documentation rituals.

To sign up for these workshops, contact Ken Nesbett, at knesbett@uni.edu. Following the workshops, the presentations will be posted on the Graduate College Web site (www.grad.uni.edu).

 

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