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Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009

NEWS:

2008 CLERY CAMPUS CRIME REPORT & STATISTICS AVAILABLE:

The Clery Act requires UNI to publish an annual report regarding certain crimes reported to UNI Public Safety and other specific offices on campus. The 2008 Clery Campus Crime Report and Statistics are now available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/pubsaf/crime_stats/clery.shtml.

 

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 april.chatham-carpenter@uni.edu or Jon Buse at jon.buse@uni.edu with questions or comments. Stay tuned for additional details and updates regarding reaccreditation efforts.

 

COOLING SHUTDOWN:

Facilities services staff will begin shutting down mechanical cooling systems in university buildings starting Monday, Oct. 5. This is done annually to protect cooling coils from potential freeze damage. Call 3-4400 with questions or concerns.

 

PURPOSES AND GOALS STATEMENT FOR THE LAC:

The current draft of the purposes and goals statement for the Liberal Arts Core is available at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/lac/. Comments concerning the statement should be directed to the LAC coordinator (siobahn.morgan@uni.edu) and to your Faculty Senators.

 

UNI ALERT SYSTEM TESTING SCHEDULE:
The fall campus-wide test of the UNI Alert system is scheduled for approximately 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7. UNI's outdoor emergency system and the Black Hawk County emergency alert system will also be tested at this time. To update your emergency notification contact data, log in to MyUNIverse, select "update my personal information" in the My Personal Records channel and select the UNI ALERT tab.  For general information on safety at UNI, visit http://www.uni.edu/safety/.

 

DID YOU KNOW? CSBS:

The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences is first in the number of study abroad programs offered on campus, and second in number of students participating. Almost one third of CSBS faculty are engaged in internationally focused research.

 

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED:

Volunteers are needed from 5 to 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, to assist with concession stands at the UNI-Dome during an event. Volunteers should e-mail volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information.

 

AUDIO AVAILABLE FROM HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION - THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP:

To hear the audio from the 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:

Read about a young UNI entrepreneur in the Des Moines Business Record.

http://www.businessrecord.com/main.asp?SectionID=5&subsectionID=10&articleID=8779

 

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

 

SURVEY ON LATIN AMERICA:

Your input is desired regarding potential programs in Latin America for UNI students. Complete the survey at http://www.ir.uni.edu/dbWeb/surveys/lainterests/ prior to Saturday, Oct. 10. Data collected will be used to support a grant application that will focus on supporting educational opportunities in Latin America.

 

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.

 

UNIVERSITY BOOK & SUPPLY TO HELP FUND SCHOLARSHIPS:

During family weekend, University Book & Supply will donate a portion of sales to help fund UNI Foundation Scholarships. Take advantage of some great deals while helping support UNI students. For more information and extended store hours, visit www.panthersupply.com.

 

HOT LUNCH FIVE DAYS A WEEK AT BISCOTTI'S:

Biscotti's in Redeker Center has expanded its hot lunch menu to five days a week (11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) Monday: meatball sub,$3.25; Tuesday: walking taco, $3; Wednesday: chicken enchilada soup, $3.25; Thursday: sloppy joe, $3; and Friday: hot dogs, $2.25.

 

HOMECOMING T-SHIRTS:

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.

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 

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

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

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/.

 

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 jacobson@cs.uni.edu to RSVP or for information. Visit http://www.cs.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL for information on short courses (SPSS, Minitab, SAS).

 

EUNICE DELL SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE FOR THE WAY UP CONFERENCE

The Eunice A. Dell Memorial Fund was established in 2008 to provide support for young professional women to participate in The Way Up Conference. Young professional women (age 30 or younger) in any higher education institution in Iowa who aspire to moving up in higher education leadership or administration may apply for this scholarship. Applications are due Thursday, Oct. 1. For details, visit
http://www.uni.edu/ietti/wayup/2009_conference/index.html. For more information, contact Doreen Hayek (doreen.hayek@uni.edu; 3-7300) or Shelley Matthews O'Connell (shelley.matthews@uni.edu; 3-7736).

SPECIAL EVENTS:

LOCAL FOODS FEATURED AT RIALTO:

Local foods are being featured all week at Rialto in Towers Center. There will be additional focus on local foods at the evening meal Thursday, Oct. 1. The menu has been created around local meats, dairy products and produce. Rialto is open 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The meal price is $9.50 and includes beverages and desserts. Hours and meal prices can be found at www.uni.edu/dor.

 

RETIREMENT RECEPTION:

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, VanGerpen and Main represent 53-plus years of service to the university.

 

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 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.

 

SDS OPEN HOUSE:

Student Disability Services will hold an open house from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, at SHC 103. Participate in a variety of educational activities and learn about various services available to UNI students with disabilities. Light refreshments will be provided, and everyone is welcome.

 

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 also will be recognized. Sponsored by the P&S Council.

ATHLETICS:

SOCCER:

Soccer will host Evansville at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, at the CVYSA Complex.

 
FOOTBALL:

Football will host Indiana State at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, in the UNI-Dome.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

'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 and 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.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:

'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.

 

CROW FORUM:

CROW Forum will be held at noon, Monday, Oct. 5, in the CME 109A. Annette Lynch, professor of textiles and apparel, will present "Working to End Gender Violence on College Campuses: 1999-2009." The Women’s & Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited for the informal presentation and discussion.

 

'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.

 

MUSICALLY SPEAKING LECTURE:

Professor of music history Melinda Boyd will coordinate a "Musically Speaking" lecture at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, in RSL 116. The Musically Speaking lecture series is in its second year and features guest lecturers and presentations on musicology, music theory and ethnomusicology. For more information, e-mail Melinda.Boyd@uni.edu.

 

LEARN THE BASICS OF STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS:

Learn the basics of starting a small business, including business structure, taxes and resources and learn how to write a business plan, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct.10, in BCS 33. Advance registration required; e-mail jpec@uni.edu or call 3-JPEC (5732).

 

MUSIC EDUCATION WORKSHOP:

Instructor of music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate a music education workshop at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. For more information, e-mail michelle.swanson@uni.edu.

 

'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.

 

DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS:

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12, at the Cedar Falls Public Library to discuss two books about Hmong culture: "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down" by Anne Fadiman and "The Latehomecomer" by Kao Kalia Yang, a second generation Hmong, who will lead the discussion. All are welcome.

 

IOWA DIALOG CONFERENCE:

The Iowa Dialog Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, at Maucker Union. Conference themes will be "if you judge people, you have no time to love them" - Mother Teresa and "our humanity and nobility are directly proportional to our closeness to our friends and our maintenance of these friendships" - Fethullah Gulen.
Keynote Speakers will be Marcia Hermansen, professor, Loyola University, and Scott Alexander, director, Catholic-Muslim studies, Catholic Theological Union at Chicago. The conference is $35 for the conference, lunch and dinner with keynote speakers, or $11 for the conference and lunch only. Students may attend conference sessions at no charge. For registration and conference information, visit http://www.iowadialog.org/dialogconference/.

 

WORKSHOPS ON WET PRAIRIES OFFERED FOR TEACHERS AND NATURALISTS:

Iowa K-12 teachers, community college educators and naturalists are invited to attend a workshop on Iowa's Wet Prairies offered at two locations: Mt. Pleasant (near Des Moines) and Mt. Vernon (near Cedar Rapids). Instruction uses Iowa Core Curriculum; participants receive two UNI graduate credits. Visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/eii for locations and dates.

PERFORMING ARTS:

SYMPHONY SEASON TICKETS 50 PERCENT OFF THROUGH OCT. 2:

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony will welcome new subscribers by offering 50 percent off Gold and Silver season ticket packages through Friday, Oct. 2. This special offer is the WCFSO's gift to the Cedar Valley in celebration of the Symphony's 80th anniversary. Visit wcfsymphony.org for details or call 3-3373.

 
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 the Davis and Great halls, GBPAC. This event is free, but does require registration. For more information, e-mail rebecca.burkhardt@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

VERDEHR TRIO:

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 30 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 the Davis and Great halls, 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 dyan.meyer@uni.edu.

 

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 robin.guy@uni.edu.

 

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.

 

MAYHEM POETS:

See a one-hour performance by Mayhem Poets at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, at the GBPAC. Utilizing hip-hop rhythms and dynamic theatrical techniques, the Mayhem Poets have developed performances to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to craft and perform original poetry. Free. For more information, visit www.mayhempoets.com.

 

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