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Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009
FACULTY AND STAFF WITH LOBBYING CONTACTS:
Lobbying activity from July 1 to Sept. 30, 2009 must be reported at http://www.ir.uni.edu/dbweb/govrel/ by Friday, Oct. 2. In compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 and the Honest and Open Government Act of 2007, UNI files quarterly reports on specific lobbying issues and the expenses incurred in lobbying. The university's policy on Federal and State Lobbying and Political Activity can be found in the Policies and Procedures Manual at 10.09 (http://www.uni.edu/president/policies/1009.shtml). Reports must be filed each quarter. If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. Contact Pat Geadelmann in the Office of the President with questions.
FOUNDATIONS OF EXCELLENCE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AVAILABLE:
The results of the Foundations of Excellence study of the university's first-year experience for students, including the executive summary and recommendations, can be found at http://www.uni.edu/foe/documents.shtml. E-mail co-chairs April Chatham-Carpenter at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jon Buse at email@example.com with questions or comments. Stay tuned for additional details and updates regarding reaccreditation efforts.
STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM DEMOS:
Representatives from Oracle's PeopleSoft Campus Solutions will be on campus Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the University Room, Maucker Union, to provide demos of the new student information system. There will be morning and afternoon sessions for students, faculty and staff. More information will be provided soon. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or submit a comment form at http://www.uni.edu/sis/comment/.
UNI ALERT SYSTEM TESTING SCHEDULE:
The Policy for Conducting Pre-Employment Checks, 4.30, has been revised and is posted at http://www.uni.edu/policies/430-policy-conducting-pre-employment-checks.
The Policy for Inventions, Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks and Other Intellectual Properties, 10.03, has been revised and is posted at http://www.uni.edu/policies/1003-inventions-patents-copyrights-trademarks-and-other-intellectual-properties.
DEBATE JUDGES NEEDED:
The UNI Brindley Invitational Speech and Debate tournament will take place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2 and 3. Judges are needed and will be paid $10 per round in individual events and public forum. If you are interested in judging policy or Lincoln Douglas debate, e-mail email@example.com. Confirmation is needed by Wednesday, Sept. 30. Judges should check in at the second floor lounge in Lang at least 30 minutes in advance.
AUDIO AVAILABLE FROM HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION - THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP:
To hear the audio from the Wednesday, Sept. 16 Hot Topics in Education "Going Beyond Socioeconomic and Cultural Factors," presented by Dewitt Jones, visit http://mm1.uni.edu:8080/ramgen/1/pubrelrm/htie090916.ra. Real Player is needed to listen to this recording.
UNI IN THE NEWS:
The release of a study by Chris Martin, communication studies, on the media's treatment of ACORN has been covered widely in the media.
The Boston Globe quotes David Hakes, economics, in a story on the art of writing.
BANNED BOOKS WEEK AT THE LIBRARY:
In recognition of banned books week (Sept. 26 to Oct. 3), the library has mounted a display in the main lobby of books from its circulating collection that have been banned or challenged by libraries or schools. Check out a title to read or re-read.
UNI TEACHER EDUCATION NEWSLETTER:
To learn more about faculty projects, news and upcoming education events, visit the September edition of UNI's Teacher Education Newsletter at http://www.uni.edu/coe/newsletter/september09.shtml
DID YOU KNOW? CNS:
The Tallgrass Prairie Center's Prairie Institute has been awarded $942,000 in grants from the Iowa Legislature and the Iowa Power Fund to determine the best mixture of prairie species for maximum production of biomass for electrical generation. TPC has helped restore 15,000 acres of Iowa's native roadway vegetation.
CAMPUS FUNDRAISING PLANS REQUESTED:
In order to coordinate campus solicitations, university colleges and departments are requested to submit fundraising plans for the academic year to the UNI Foundation. The foundation can help your department coordinate your fundraising efforts for the most effective results. E-mail Vicki Collum, director of annual giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to solicit gifts from alumni this year.
CAMPUS ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY CONCERNS:
University Health and Safety Committee information and a member list can be found at
STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES NEWSLETTER:
Visit http://www.uni.edu/sds/FacultyStaffNewsletter.shtml to view the September edition which features information regarding SDS procedures, services and current issues in the news related to individuals with disabilities.
INTERNSHIPS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.:
Students in all majors can arrange summer internships in Washington, D.C., through The Washington Center (TWC). Credit can count toward UNI graduation and Capstone. UNI students have interned with some 30 organizations including the Department of Defense, National Geographic Channel, Treasury Department and the Child Welfare League of America. Faculty are invited to meet with a TWC representative during an informational meeting at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5, in CBB 126. Call Al Stamberg, Cooperative Education/Internship Program, at 3-6398 with questions.
A&F AWARD NOMINATIONS STILL BEING ACCEPTED:
It's not too late to nominate an employee of Administration and Financial Services (A&F) Division for the High Five Award for Staff Excellence. Permanent A&F employees with a minimum of two years of service are eligible to receive the award. Any member of the university community can submit a nomination. Watch UNI Online for more information or visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/high_five.shtml. A&F employees may use the nomination forms they received through campus mail or use the online version found at the link above. The submission deadline is Friday, Oct. 2.
Homecoming T-shirts can be pre-ordered at Essentials in Maucker Union and online. Prices start at $12. A picture of the shirt and a link to the pre-order site is at www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening. Essentials will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 3.
MORE VEGETARIAN CHOICES AT PREXY'S THIS WEEK:
World Vegetarian Day is Thursday, Oct. 1. Special menu items will be featured this week at Prexy's in Maucker Union to increase awareness of vegetarian choices on campus.
TELL YOUR STUDENTS:
To read MyUNIverse News.
Vacancies at the P&S level include assistant athletic communications director. To view the complete job description, 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/
MISS THE NSSE WORKSHOP?:
If you missed the workshop last week on how to access and use data from the National Survey of Student Engagement, visit http://www.uni.edu/assessment for the PowerPoint presentation and a handout from the workshop.
FY2011 FEDERAL DIRECT APPROPRIATIONS AGENDA:
Faculty and staff interested in submitting a proposal for FY11 federal direct appropriations may find the application process and guidelines at http://www.uni.edu/president/FY2011_Federal_Direct_Appropriations.pdf. The deadline for submission is Thursday, Oct. 15.
USING ADOBE CONNECT IN CLASS:
The first in the ITS-Educational Technology Brown Bag Lunch series "Lunch Bytes" will be held from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5, in ITTC 134 and will showcase a new technology on campus called Adobe Connect. Adobe Connect enables you to share presentations and multimedia right from your desktop and get feedback from participants — all using a web browser and the Adobe Flash® Player. Learn how to get an account on the Adobe Connect system and start using it today. For more information about Adobe Connect, visit http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobatconnectpro/.
EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES ON PREVENTION AND SAFE RETURN TO WORK:
The Best Practices in Workplace Injury: Effective Strategies on Prevention & Safe Return to Work training session will be held from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m., Wednesday Sept. 30, in GIL 007/009. Speakers will include: Jeff Johnson M.S., coordinator, Iowa Workers' Compensation Program; Mike Spellman, litigation specialist of Sedgwick Claims Management Services; and David Abkemeir, Mobile therapy supervisor. For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/best_prac_wkplace_inj.pdf. To reserve a spot, e-mail your name and department information to HRS-Training@uni.edu. Contact Therese, at 3-6164 or email@example.com or Lori, at 3-3536 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
THE WAY UP CONFERENCE:
The Way Up Conference will take place Thursday and Friday, Nov. 5 and 6, in West Des Moines. Plan now to attend this conference designed for women leaders and administrators in higher education in Iowa. Several of the conference concurrent sessions will be presented by UNI faculty and/or staff. For more information, contact Doreen Hayek (email@example.com, 3-7300) or Shelley Matthews O'Connell (firstname.lastname@example.org, 3-7736) or visit http://www.uni.edu/ietti/wayup.
PERSONALITY AND LEADERSHIP STYLES WORKSHOP:
Drake Martin will present a workshop to help participants analyze their leadership styles by identifying their type on the Myers-Briggs Inventory from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, in SEC 252. Participants may purchase an inventory at University Book and Supply or complete a short version at the workshop. Sponsored by Leadership Studies.
SPSS STATISTICAL SOFTWARE SHORT COURSE:
Statistical Consulting Lab (SCL) will offer an introductory SPSS short course in WRT 110 computer lab at these times: 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6; 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7; and 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8. E-mail Mark Jacobson at email@example.com to RSVP or for information. Visit http://www.cs.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL for information on short courses (SPSS, Minitab, SAS).
Join the Department of Public Safety and celebrate the retirement of Duane VanGerpen and Douglas Main. A reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., Friday Oct. 2, in GIL 009. Combined, Duane and Doug represent 53 plus years of service to the university community.
FAMILY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES:
Join the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences for cultural exploration from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 3, in Maucker Union Ballroom A. Make Chinese crafts, learn Chinese calligraphy, explore the Chinese four treasures and participate in many other hands-on activities. Something for all ages. Participants will be registered to win a prize.
CEDAR VALLEY SOLAR/ENERGY EFFICIENCY TOUR:
Solar hot water systems, photovoltaics (solar electric), ground source heat pumps and energy efficient construction are featured in a variety homes in five communities on the Cedar Valley Solar/Energy Efficiency Tour that will take place Sunday, Oct. 4. Most locations are open from 1 to 4 p.m. for the public to talk with homeowners. Visit www.ceee.uni.edu/Home/SolarEnergyEfficiencyTour.aspx for tour locations and times.
MEET THE PRES EVENT:
The annual "Meet the Pres" event will be held at noon, Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Old Central Ballroom of Maucker Union. All Professional & Scientific and Supervisory and Confidential Merit Personnel employees are invited to attend. In addition to President Allen's address, the 2009 Regents Staff Excellence Award Recipients will also be recognized. Sponsored by the P&S Council.
HOMECOMING 5K RUN/WALK:
The Panther Pacers running club will host its 12th Annual Homecoming 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, by the West Dome parking lot. The early entry fee, postmarked on or before Wednesday, Oct. 7, or delivered to the WRC 101 by Tuesday, Oct. 13, is $12 for UNI students and $15 for non-students. After the deadline, the entry fee is $20 for everyone. Participants registering by Wednesday, Oct. 7, will be guaranteed a long-sleeved black T-shirt. For more information or to download a copy of the entry form, visit http://www.pantherpacers.com
Soccer will host Evansville at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, at the CVYSA Complex.
Football will host Indiana State at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, in the UNI-Dome.
RUSSIAN FILM SHOWING:
"Nightwatch" will be shown at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, in SRL 120. The film is in Russian with English subtitles.
'PLANET IN PERIL' FILM SERIES:
See the "Planet in Peril" film series at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3 (part one) and Saturday, Oct. 10 (part two), at the University Museum. CNN's Anderson Cooper, Sanjay Gupta and Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin examine the environmental conflicts between growing populations and natural resources. Visit www.uni.edu/museum for more information.
'THE CHALLENGE TO US OF HOLOCAUST RESCUERS':
Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Pierre Sauvage will discuss and show excerpts from his three documentaries dealing with rescuers during the Holocaust and with the American and American-Jewish response to the crisis at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the Kamerick Art Building auditorium. The film "Weapons of the Spirit" (1989) traces the rescue of 5,000 Jews (including Pierre Sauvage and his parents) by French villagers during World War II. "Not Idly By: Peter Bergson, America and the Holocaust" (2009) focuses on the American effort to fight the Holocaust and provides testimony from mostly never-before-seen footage. The upcoming documentary "And Crown Thy Good" (2010) chronicles the story of Varian Fry, a New York intellectual who ran a private American rescue operation in 1940-41, in Marseille, France. Free and open to the public.
IOWA NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER TO SHARE PHOTOS:
Renowned Iowa nature photographer Ty Smedes will discuss and share photos from his book, "Capturing Iowa's Seasons," at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the University Museum, 3219 Hudson Road. From wild flowers to migrating song birds, view some of his most beautiful images featuring the common and uncommon visitors to Iowa's landscape. This event is free and open to the public. Visit www.uni.edu/museum for more information.
CYCLE OF VIOLENCE LECTURE:
The Cycle of Violence, a special community presentation by David Lisak that examines the history of violence in the lives of violent criminals, will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the Lang Auditorium. Sponsored by the Campus Violence Prevention Project and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
BECKER MEMORIAL LECTURE IN HISTORY:
The 36th Annual Carl Becker Memorial Lecture in History will be presented by Eric Arnesen at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, in SRL 115. Arnesen is a professor of history at The George Washington University. The title of his lecture is "Soapboxes, Shakespeare, and Socialism: The Emerging Radicalism of A. Philip Randolph." The lecture is free and open to the public. For further information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
'ISLAM: AN AMERICAN RELIGION':
The Department of Philosophy and World Religions and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series will present "Islam: An American Religion," a public lecture by Ingrid Mattson, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Mattson is director of the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, professor of Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations at Hartford Seminary, and president of the Islamic Society of North America. A reception will follow.
NEWS TALK ON SELF-DECEPTION:
The News Talk "Self-Deception: Want to Be Lied To?" will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, at University Book and Supply. Discussion leader Gerri Perreault teaches a capstone course on "Lies and Lying in Personal and Public Life." Perreault will briefly outline intentional and unintentional deception and focus on self-deception, including situations when people unconsciously want to be deceived. Free and open to the public.
EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:
Paul Spry, Department of Geological & Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University, will present: "Scientific Inquiry- -Do you believe what you read? The case for melting of sulfides at the giant Broken Hill lead-zinc-silver deposit, Australia," at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5, in LAT 125.
'APPLICATIONS OF ISOKINETICS IN BIOMECHANICS':
Ana Faro, professor, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal, will present an invited lecture focused on "Applications of Isokinetics in Biomechanics" at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, in WRC 150. The lecture is sponsored by the School of HPELS and funded in part by the University Senate.
GRADUATE COLLEGE BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES:
Marybeth C. Stalp, associate professor of sociology and the recipient of the 2008 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award, will present "I Have the Most Fabric: Quilters, Fabric Stash Accumulation, and the Global Phenomenon of Quilting" at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 7, in MSH 001. Bring your lunch; coffee and cookies will be provided.
HOW THE BRAIN LIES AND MISREPRESENTS THE 'REAL WORLD':
"How the Brain Lies and Misrepresents the 'Real World'" will be presented by Otto Maclin, psychology, from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, in SEC 247. Maclin will discuss how the brain causes misperceptions, including errors in eyewitness identification. Maclin provides workshops for jurors and testified for the defense in a murder trial in Waterloo in July. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 3-6898.
MIDDLE EAST CONFERENCE:
Attend "A Free Palestine and a Secure Israel: From Occupation to Liberation and Reconciliation" Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10, in the SEC. Visit http://www.sabeeliowa.org/ or www.fosna.org for information on registration, posters and more.
'MANAGING CONFLICT' WORKSHOP:
UNI's Executive Development Center will host a "Managing Conflict" workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, in BCS 30. Discover your work behavioral pattern and how to approach others to gain agreement. Learn vital skills needed to resolve conflict and strengthen working relationships inside and outside your department. A discounted price of $255 is available for UNI employees. To enroll call 3-5851, e-mail execdev@UNI.edu or visit www.bcs.uni.edu/execdev.
'WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER':
The Strayer-Wood Theatre will present "What I Did Last Summer," A.R. Gurney's heart-warming, humorous story that shines light on the American conflict between materialism and idealism Oct. 1-4 and 8-11. For tickets, call 273-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre.
INTERNATIONAL DANCE AND ORCHESIS DANCE CONCERTS:
UNI's dance performing companies, International Dance Theatre and Orchesis, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall, as part of UNI's Family Weekend festivities. The concerts will feature a variety of dance. The concert is family-friendly, open to the public and free of charge.
CELLO MASTER CLASS:
Visiting artist Zuill Bailey, cello, will offer a master class at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, in Graham Hall, Russell Hall. Bailey is a member of the acclaimed Perlman-Schmidt-Bailey Trio and performs regularly with pianist Awadagin Pratt in recitals and chamber music. He has appeared regularly on network television including a recurring role on the HBO series "Oz," along with musical features on NBC's "Homicide," A&E and NHK TV in Japan. This event is free and open to the public.
ALL-STATE STRINGS WORKSHOP:
The UNI School of Music will present its annual hands-on workshops for high school student string players preparing for all-state competition at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, in Davis & Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free, but does require registration. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT:
The Northern Iowa Wind Symphony and Concert Band will open the 2009-2010 Spotlight Series with a shared concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.
Visiting ensemble the Verdehr Trio will present a concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. An acknowledged leader in the field of new music, the Verdehr Trio has concentrated on molding and defining the personality of the violin-clarinet-piano trio for thirty years. The trio has created a large repertoire by commissioning new works from some of the world's most prominent composers. This event is free and open to the public.
VOCAL ARTS FESTIVAL:
The UNI School of Music will present its annual Vocal Arts Festival on Sunday and Monday, Oct. 4 and 5, in Davis and Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is for high school student vocalists preparing for all-state competition and interested in vocal music at UNI. This event is free and open to the public, but does require registration. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
PIANO AND ORGAN FESTIVAL:
The UNI School of Music Piano and Organ Festival will be held at noon, Monday, Oct. 5, in Graham Hall and Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. Coordinated by UNI School of Music Professors Robin Guy and Kui-Im Lee, this festival will feature hands-on studies in piano and organ. This event requires registration. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
PASSION AND PROKOFIEV:
A fanfare by Iowa composer Philip Wharton will kick off the 80th season of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Great Hall, GBPAC. Zuill Bailey, one of the pre-eminent cellists of his generation, will perform Elgar's passionate Cello Concerto. Another orchestral classic, Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony, will complete this evening of music and celebration. Tickets are available at wcfsymphony.org, at any UNItix location, or by calling 3-4TIX (4849).
JAZZ COMBOS CONCERT:
UNI jazz combos, coordinated by Chris Merz and graduate assistant directors, will offer a concert featuring jazz standards and new arrangements at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
DANCE MOVEMENT SESSION:
Attend free weekly dance sessions taught by UNI students for UNI faculty, staff and students from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays, in WRC 185/187. Jazz plus an abs workout with Abi Miller, will be the featured style on Wednesday, Sept. 30.
KICKING THE NICOTINE HABIT:
Assistance and resources are available to "kick the habit" through Wellness and Recreation Services. For more information, visit WRC 104, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3-6921.
UPCOMING FITNESS CLASSES:
Register now for upcoming leisure/fitness classes beginning Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 12 and 13. Classes include Tai Chi; Chinese Martial Arts; RAD; Latin Dance; and, Women on Weights. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitness/classes.html.
Register today for Turkey Trot, beginning Monday, Oct. 12. Walk, run, cycle, swim, use equipment or take a WRS fitness class to get fit. Receive online coaching support, enjoy incentives and improve your fitness level in 30 days. Lots of chances to win. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitness/classes.html for more information.
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