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Tuesday, Oct. 6, 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.

 

MEET THE PRES:

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. In addition to President Allen's address, the 2009 Regents Staff Excellence Award recipients will also be recognized. Sponsored by the P&S Council.

 

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. If you have questions or comments about the student information system, e-mail sis@uni.edu or submit a comment form at http://www.uni.edu/sis/comment/.

 

UPDATING ONLINE DIRECTORY:

The UNI Online Directory (https://espresso.uni.edu/ed/faces/searchAll.jsp) is a source for current faculty and staff contact information. To verify or make any changes to your home and/or office contact information, log in to: MyUNIverse > My Personal Records > Update My Personal Information. This information is sent directly to Human Resource Services via e-mail and will be updated within five working days.

 

REVISED I-9 FORM:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released a revised Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9) form (Rev. 08/07/09). UNI began using the revised I-9 form Thursday, Oct. 1. If your department assists new or rehired employees or student employees with completing new-hire paperwork, insure you are using the correct version found in Forms Repository (http://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml#I). Send all student I-9s to Student Employment, 105 Gil-0024; call 3-2722 with questions. New or rehired faculty, staff or graduate assistants should be referred to HRS, 027 GIL or call 3-2422 with questions.

 

TIME TO UPDATE PI DATABASE PROFILES:

During the month of October, the Office of Sponsored Programs encourages all faculty and research staff to visit UNI's Professional Interest (PI) Database (http://www.uni.edu/osp/professional-interest-database) and update or create a new profile if you do not have one. At the end of October, the department with the highest percentage of participation in the PI Database update will win donuts and coffee, courtesy of OSP. E-mail osp@uni.edu with questions.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Harry Brod, philosophy and world religions, is quoted in a story in the Christian Science Monitor.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/1003/p02s07-ussc.html

The Chicago Tribune ran a story about the $2 million pledge from the Wasendorfs to UNI athletics.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-ia-uniathleticgrant,0,5838701.story

KUNI's Bob Dorr is featured in a story from KCRG TV. http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/63458017.html

 

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 also will 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:

All CSBS departments have courses with required research components allowing students to experience primary and field research techniques first hand.

 

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 have begun shutting down mechanical cooling systems in university buildings. 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 purposes and goals statement draft 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.

 

WATCH FOR EXTRA TRAFFIC ON FRIDAY:

The Speaking of Women's Health Conference will be held at 7:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 9, at the McLeod Center. Traffic will be heavy west of Hudson Road on Oct. 9, as 3,000 people are expected to attend.

 

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.

 

STUFFED CRUST FEATURED THIS WEEK AT AVANTI:

Celebrate national pizza month with pizza from Prexy's in Maucker Union. Discounts are available when you order four or more pizzas. Stuffed-crust pizza is featured this week at Avanti. During the month of October, get a discount on every pizza with a coupon from www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening

 

PASTA BAR FEATURED IN OCTOBER AT PREXY'S:

Celebrate national pasta month at Wasabi with a pasta bar. Make your own entree with a selection of pasta, sauce and toppings or enjoy the day's featured entree. The pasta bar will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 6, 13 and 20.

 

FREE COFFEE EVENT OCT. 12:

The Roasterie Sprinter event van will be parked at the southwest side of Maucker Union from 8 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, to promote Roasterie air-roasted coffee, a featured menu item at Chats in Maucker Union. There will be free coffee and give-aways.

 

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.

 

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EMPLOYMENT:

P&S VACANCIES:

P&S vacancies include facilities engineer. 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/

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

ASSIGNMENT CALCULATOR:

A new online tool for planning research papers and staying on schedule is available. Enter the due date and get a list of 12 steps to complete. Each step includes a “due date,” help documents, and links to resources such as Rod Library and Writing Center; visit http://www.library.uni.edu/gateway/calculator/ to see how it works.

 

NATIONAL WORKPLACE SAFETY PRESENTER TO SPEAK ON CAMPUS--FREE TO SUPERVISORS:

Gary Higbee, a certified safety professional, will present "Learn Your Responsibility for Employee Safety" from 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, in Lang Auditorium. With 39 years of safety experience, Higbee's presentation will help supervisors understand and identify risks and potential liabilities that exist in the workplace. For more information on the program and registration information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/supervisor_safety_respons.pdf

 

TITLE II EDUCATION GRANTS INFORMATION SESSION:

The request for proposals for this year's Title II Education Grant Programs is available at http://www.uni.edu/osp/iowa-title-ii-grants. Required letters of intent are due Friday, Nov. 20. OSP will provide an information session on the Title II grant opportunities at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, in East Bartlett 213. Contact Hillery Oberle at hillery.oberle@uni.edu or 3-3961 for more information.

 

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 (doreen.hayek@uni.edu, 3-7300) or Shelley Matthews O'Connell (shelley.matthews@uni.edu, 3-7736) or visit http://www.uni.edu/ietti/wayup.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

OSP GRANTS AND CONTRACTS ADMINISTRATOR FORUMS:

The Office of Sponsored Programs will host several forums for campus to attend presentations made by the candidates for the OSP grants and contracts administrator. The first candidate will present from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, and the second candidate will present from 1 to 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12, both in the Maucker Union's University Room. The third candidate will present from 4 to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 12, in the Maucker Union's Elm Room. Each candidate will present his or her vision for the position for the first 15 minutes and will field questions from faculty and staff for the remaining 45 minutes. Contact Christy Twait in the Office of Sponsored Programs at 3-3217 with questions.

 

SDS OPEN HOUSE:

Student Disability Services will host 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 services available to UNI's students with disabilities. Light refreshments will be provided, and everyone is welcome.

 

VIOLENCE AWARENESS:

The Interested Men of Lambda Theta Phi will host an informational session on violence awareness from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Oct. 8 and 9, in Maucker Union. Fliers will provide local and national resources as well as statistics and history. Ribbons and pins will be distributed to increase awareness.

 

HERITAGE HONOURS ALUMNI AWARD RECEPTION:

A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, in the Commons Ballroom. This year’s honorees are emeritus professors Sally Frudden (Alumni Achievement Award) and Len Froyen (Alumni Service Award), Federal Park Ranger Brad Block (Young Alumnus Award) and John Deere Global Manufacturing Engineering Manager Guang Jin (Young Alumnus Award). The event is free, but RSVP is requested. For more information, visit www.unialum.org

 

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

 

HOMECOMING PANCAKE AND CINNAMON ROLL BREAKFAST:

The annual St. Stephen Homecoming pancake and cinnamon roll breakfast will begin at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, at St. Stephens (next to UNI Book & Supply.) The cost is $3 for a cinnamon roll and coffee/hot chocolate; $6 for a pancake breakfast; or $8 for both. All are welcome. For more information, call Kelly at 266-9863.

ATHLETICS:

CROSS COUNTRY:

Cross Country will compete in the Dan Huston Invitational in Waverly, Saturday, Oct. 10. The women will start at 10:45 a.m. and the men's race will start at 11:30 a.m.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

'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.

 

'ON BECOMING' ART EXHIBIT:

"On Becoming" is a two-person exhibition featuring the work of sculptor and video projection artist Gillian Brown and environmental performance and video installation artist Cherie Sampson. Sponsored in part by the Iowa Arts Council. Free and open to the public.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:

'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.

 

HOW ENEMIES BECAME FRIENDS:

View and discuss a video on how two remarkable leaders -- Ann Atwater, a civil rights leader, and C. P. Ellis, a Klan leader -- started out as enemies and became friends while serving on a school desegregation committee from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, in SEC 252. Discussion leader Gerri Perreault is from UNI's Leadership Studies Program. Free and open to the public.

 

ROMAN CATHOLIC STUDIES LECTURE:

A noted historian of American Catholicism, Robert Orsi, will lecture on "Relics, Rosaries, Statues and Other Objects: The Life of Catholic Things," at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, at St. Stephens Catholic Student Center (1019 West 23rd St.). Orsi is the first holder of the Grace Craddock Nagle Chair in Catholic Studies at Northwestern University and is past president of the American Academy of Religion. Sponsored by the Department of Philoosphy & World Religions. Free and open to the public.

 

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.

 

WORKING WITH INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES:

Erik Anderson will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the CME multipurpose room. Anderson provides a unique perspective on disability issues, utilizing his personal and professional experience working with individuals with disabilities. The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Awareness for Individuals with Disabilities.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

Thomas Connors, associate professor, history, will present "Service after Death: The Political Use of Corpses" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, in SRL 115. The event is free and open to the public.

 

NETWORKING LUNCH ON RESEARCH IN BRAZIL:

As part of UNI's FIPSE-Brazil award from the Department of Education, UNI will host faculty from its Brazilian partner institutions, the University of Brasília and Universidade Federal de Goias. To encourage research collaborations between institutions, a presentation on their research activities will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 14, in CBB 1 and 3. A light lunch will be provided. RSVP by e-mailing CBA.Office@uni.edu by Friday, Oct. 9. More information about both institutions and their respective research areas can be found at www.cba.uni.edu/fipse-brazil/NetworkingLunch.pdf.

 

HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION:

The campus is invited to the next Hot Topics In Education "Reforming Today's High School," at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the CME 109. Bridgette Wagoner will discuss what high schools need to do to create learning environments to enhance student learning and teaching. For more information, contact Stacey Christensen, 3-6728.

 

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/.

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

'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. 8-11. For tickets, call 3-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre.

 

TUBA RECITAL:

Faculty artist Jeffrey Funderburk will present a tuba recital featuring GBPAC staff artist Sandy Nordahl, double bass and technology, at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct.13, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CHORALE CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music visiting artist and conductor Dyan Meyer, the UNI Concert Chorale will offer a concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

RENOVATED FREE-WEIGHT ROOM OPEN:

The newly renovated free-weight room (WRC 153) is open, with expanded hours for drop-in recreation. With new lighting, flooring, paint and equipment, this facility is open to men and women of all ages and fitness levels. Hours are from 6 to 8 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday; 3 to 11 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 1 to 6 p.m., Saturday; and 1 to 11 p.m., Sunday.

 

MOVEMENT OUTLET:

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. Contemporary dance with Rebecca Daniels will be the featured style on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

 

INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT:

The intramural open co-rec volleyball tournament is open to students, faculty and staff and will take place at 1:15 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1. A mandatory managers' meeting will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, in SEC 252. Make-up managers' meetings will be held at 3:15 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 26 and 28, in WRC 150. Registration will take place Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 26-28, in WRC 161. There is an entry fee $20 per team with a two-game guarantee. Call 3-7262 with questions.

 

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