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Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009

NEWS:

SUPPORT THE 'IMAGINE THE IMPACT 2009' CAMPUS DRIVE:

There's still time to support the "Imagine the Impact 2009" campus drive. Campus generosity is one of the keys to preserving the quality of education at UNI. Your gift to the 2009 Campus Drive could make a world of difference to a student hoping to study abroad or to the success of a student/faculty research project. Give to the area of your choice. Learn more at www.uni-foundation.org.

 

FACULTY SURVEY:

Only three days remain for UNI faculty to complete the eLearning utilization survey. Take 10 minutes and assist educational technology support staff with measuring the effectiveness of the university’s learning management system. The survey is available through midnight Sunday, Nov. 8, on MyUNIverse and will provide useful information for improving students' online learning experience, making vendor/product selections and budgetary decisions.

 

UNI UP CLOSE:

Nearly 40 percent of the 1,946 freshmen who began classes this fall attended UNI Up Close in February of 2009. Save the dates of Feb. 19 and 26 for the 2010 UNI Up Close. Watch UNI Online for more details on how to get involved.

 

SIS DAY IN THE LIFE DEMOS UPDATE:

More than 150 individuals from 40 departments across campus participated in the SIS "Day in the Life" demos Wednesday, Oct. 28. Project updates can be found at http://www.uni.edu/sis. Questions or recommendations for the project team can be submitted by filling out a comment form on the SIS Web site or by sending an e-mail to sis@uni.edu.

 

JOB SHADOWING ON NOV. 20:

The UNI Educational Talent Search Program (ETS) needs your help in providing Waterloo's George Washington Carver Academy middle school students with a job shadowing experience from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, Nov. 20. Students will come to campus to be paired with faculty and staff members working in the students’ areas of career interest. Students must complete a questionnaire with career-related information, such as working conditions, educational background and employment trends. If you or someone from your department would be willing to host students, e-mail ruthie.stigler@uni.edu by Wednesday, Nov. 11. Call Ruthie at 433-1220 or Cathy Ketton at 433-1245 for more information.

 

GUIDELINES FOR NAMING FACILITIES:

Recently, the Advisory Committee for Naming of UNI Facilities updated the guidelines for proposals for naming UNI facilities. Updated committee guidelines as well as the UNI Foundation Naming Policy can be found at www.uni.edu/committees/president/naming-university-facilities. Questions can be directed to Jan Hanish, committee chair at Jan.Hanish@uni.edu

 

FOOD BANK COLLECTION AT ESSENTIALS:

The Essentials staff is collecting non-perishable grocery items or money this month to help clients of the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Each $1 donated will purchase $11 of groceries for a needy family. Donations are accepted at Essentials, in Maucker Union.

 

NEED HELP RAKING?:

Have lots of leaves in your lawn? Or know someone who does? UNI Habitat for Humanity is raking leaves for a fall fundraiser. There are two spots left, Saturday Nov. 14 in the morning and afternoon. You provide the bags and they do the raking. E-mail Michelle at mbreen@uni.edu to request a time slot.

 

FLU PREVENTION TIPS:

The UNI Student Health Clinic is seeing a higher number of students showing flu-like symptoms for this time in a fall semester. Everyday actions can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like influenza. Visit http://www.uni.edu/health/flu.html for precautions to adopt during the flu season.

 

NEW COURSE OFFERING:

Modern Languages will offer the new course "The German-American Experience" (740:132) in spring 2010. The course will be taught in English and there are no prerequisites. For more information, contact Brian McInnis at brian.mcinnis@uni.edu or 3-2043.

 

VOLUNTEER USHERS NEEDED:

The Strayer-Wood Theatre seeks volunteer ushers for "The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade," at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6 and 7 and 13 and 14; and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8 and 15. Ushers should arrive at the theatre 45 minutes before curtain and will receive a free ticket to the performance. To volunteer, call 3-6381 or e-mail strayer-wood@uni.edu

 

DID YOU KNOW? COE:

UNI's counseling programs have a 100 percent pass rate on the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) used by more than 250 colleges and universities. (Seventy-five percent scored above the national mean.)

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Mark Grey, professor of anthropology, is quoted in a story in the BBC on immigrants in the heartland.

http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8339249.stm

 

SPRING 2010 COURSE OFFERING:

"The Dalai Lama: A Sacred Tradition and a Political Institution," 010:059g, will be offered spring semester. The course will provide a working knowledge of the cultural, political, aesthetic and philosophical traditions that converge in the Dalai Lama. Course meeting dates and times and registration are available through Continuing Education. Visit

http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/programs/courses/spring10/010159_dalai_lama.pdf for more information.

 

DELL AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINE:

The deadline to nominate employees from the Division of Administration and Financial Services for the Eunice A. Dell Award for Making a Difference is 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6. Information, award criteria and nomination forms can be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/.

 
NOMINATIONS FOR LAC TEACHING AWARD:

All instructors of liberal arts core courses are eligible for the "Excellence in Liberal Arts Core Teaching" award (including adjunct instructors and tenured and tenure-track faculty). Criteria for the award and nomination forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/lac/. Nominations are due Tuesday, Dec. 1. Awards will be made during the all-faculty meeting at the start of fall semester 2010.

 

UNI UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN DEADLINE NOV. 6:

United Way pledges can be turned in through Friday, Nov. 6, to your department or area representative. The campus committee joins the agencies that serve, and those community members who receive assistance, in thanking you for your thoughtful consideration to giving during these times of need. Questions or late pledges may be directed to Vicki.Grimes@uni.edu, or 103 E. Bartlett-- SSC 103-zip 0392. For more information, visit www.cedarvalleyunitedway.org

 

DINING SERVICES SURVEY:

Take the annual dining services satisfaction survey and share your opinion of UNI campus restaurants and convenience stores at www.uni.edu/dor. The login code is 124 followed by your university ID number. The survey takes approximately four minutes. Evaluate one or more venues and return to the survey site throughout this week. Your input counts.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

To read MyUNIverse News.

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include project specialist and assistant database administrator/Oracle. To view the complete job descriptions, 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:

WEB CONFERENCE ON NIH AREA PROGRAM:

OSP will host a Web conference on the National Institutes of Health AREA Program from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, in 213 East Bartlett Hall. The AREA (Academic Research Enhancement Award) program focuses on supporting faculty research at campuses that have not received much NIH support in the past. This session will include a program overview and updates for 2010 applications. RSVP to hillery.oberle@uni.edu.

 

LUNCH BYTES - ITS-ET FALL 2009 BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES:

A session on "Technology in Large Enrollment Classes" will be presented by Deb Giarusso and Lea Ann Shaddox from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in StudioIT room 134, in the ITTC. This session will focus on technologies that can be used to help manage large lecture classrooms. Technologies discussed will include UNI eLearning (WebCt) and Classroom Capture technologies.

 

REGISTER FOR FACULTY FOCUS INTERSESSION TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS:

ITS-Educational Technology invites you to register for Faculty Focus workshops, just for faculty, on technology's role in teaching and learning. New this year is a workshop featuring Adobe Connect, UNI's web-conferencing solution. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/focus to learn more and to access online registration.

 

FACTS FOR FACULTY NEWSLETTER:

The fall 2009 edition of Facts For Faculty, provided by the Office of Student Financial Aid, is available at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/faculty_newsletter/fn_fall09.pdf. The purpose of the newsletter is to provide financial aid information to assist all faculty and staff in their work and communication with students. Submit comments to Joyce Morrow, director of Student Aid at joyce.morrow@uni.edu.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

FREE COMEDY SHOW:

See a free comedy show featuring Rob O'Reilly and The Showoff Show at 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, in the Maucker Union coffeehouse. Free refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

 
COMMUNITY CROCHET CIRCLE:

Participate in the Community Crochet Circle, a collaboration to create a one-of-a-kind giant sculpture from common materials throughout the month of November. No prior experience is needed. Meet in the UNI Gallery of Art at the following times: from 3 to 5 p.m., Mondays, Nov. 16, and 30; from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesdays, Nov. 10, and 17; from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, Fridays, Nov. 13 and 20; and, from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturdays, Nov. 7 and 14. Contact Erica Voss at erica.duffy@uni.edu or 3-2252 for more information.

 

GRAD SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE:

The communication studies department invites all prospective graduate students to attend a fall open house from 1:15 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, in Lang Hall. Contact Katherine Lavelle at katherine.lavelle@uni.edu or 3-7200 with questions.

 

SUSHI TUESDAY:

The next Sushi Tuesday will take place on Nov. 10. Sushi is prepared in Maucker Union kitchens and presented through Wasabi in Prexy's, Maucker Union. Flavors are: California, tuna and vegetable cream cheese and the cost is $4.50 to $5 for a meal-size serving. See promotions and new product information at www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening.

 

T-SHIRT SALE:

Attend the UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society T-shirt sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10 and Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the SEC second floor lobby.

 

ACOUSTIC ARTIST SERIES: ANDY GRAMMER:

Campus Activities Board is hosting acoustic sessions once a month. Listen to artist Andy Grammer, at 9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the University Room in Maucker Union. Check out his music at www.myspace.com/andygrammer

 

ALL-IOWA DINNER:

The Northern Iowa Food and Farm Partnership will sponsor an all-Iowa meal at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13. This year's dinner will be hosted by UNI's Malcolm Price Laboratory School and will celebrate the Cedar Valley's accomplishments in the world of locally grown food. Community members have been invited to present projects and accomplishments from around the Cedar Valley. The cost of the all-Iowa dinner is $12. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Andrea Geary at 3-7883 or andrea.geary@uni.edu.

 

MULTICULTURAL TEACHERS RECEPTION:

The fourth annual Multicultural Teachers Reception will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Georgian Lounge (Commons). The primary focus of this reception is to recognize local teachers in the Cedar Falls and Waterloo area who promote diversity and educational excellence in their classroom. Food, door prizes and the opportunity to mingle with UNI teacher education students, faculty and local educators from a variety of backgrounds will be part of the evening. Contact Janet McClain, the MTA advisor, at janet.mcclain@uni.edu or Holly Gleich, the MTA president, at hollyg@uni.edu with questions.

 

CIRCLE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP:

The Circle, a book discussion group for adults who read youth literature, will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Youth Collection area at Rod Library. It's not necessary to read the books, but it will be much more engaging if you read at least two of the books. Purchase your own copies or check out a reserve copy from the library. For more details, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/collections/youth-collection/circle

ATHLETICS:

VOLLEYBALL:

Volleyball will host Illinois State at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6. The Panthers will host Indiana State at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7. Fans with a ticket to the Nov. 7 football game will get free admission to the volleyball game that night. Both matches will be in the McLeod Center.

 

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT:

UNI Men's Volleyball Club will host its second annual UNI Purple and Gold Fall Classic men's volleyball tournament on Saturday, Nov. 7. Play will start at 8:30 a.m., upstairs in the WRC.

 

FOOTBALL:

Football will host Youngstown State at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, in the UNI-Dome.

 

MEN'S BASKETBALL:

Men's basketball will play UNC-Pembroke in an exhibition contest at 12:05 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, in the McLeod Center.

 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

Women's basketball will host Winona State in an exhibition contest at 3:05 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8, in the McLeod Center.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

AMERICA'S LOST LANDSCAPE:

Join Daryl Smith, executive producer of the film and director of UNI's Tallgrass Prairie Center, for a brief introduction and screening of "America's Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the University Museum. The film examines the rich and complex story of one of the most astonishing natural alterations in human history. It also highlights prairie preservation efforts and how the tallgrass prairie ecosystem may serve as a model for sustainable agriculture in the future. Visit www.uni.edu/museum for more information.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:

GOT CIVILITY?:

Sen. Jeff Danielson (D) and former Sen. John Putney (R), Iowa State Legislature, will discuss how public discourse sometimes lacks civility and respect for others, as evidenced by the public health care forums, from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Nov. 5, in the SIAC Conference Room, Maucker Union, upper level. They will discuss the topic in general and their work in the Iowa Legislature. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by American Democracy Project/Provost's Office.

 

SHARING HARDSHIP, SHARING HOPE:

Pat Floerke, MSW, will discuss her 15 years of work alongside poor Nicaraguans struggling for a better life, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, in the CBB 109. Hear from a champion of the poor in Central America's second poorest country.

 

'MISSION-DRIVEN BUSINESS':

Attend "Mission-Driven Business" from 6 to 7:15 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, in SEC 246. Jim and Alicia Storbeck will discuss the importance of social involvement and entrepreneurship. Storbeck will focus on his partnership with Charlie's Lunch, a charity providing meals to impoverished children, and highlight the benefits of charity in business.

 

GRADE INFLATION: THE SYMPTOMATOLOGY OF A FAILING SYSTEM:

Dennis Clayson, UNI professor and a Courier columnist, will lead a discussion on trends and possible causes of grade inflation and the link of grade inflation to failures of American higher education, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, at University Book and Supply. Clayson's views can be read at http://www.uni.edu/universitas/fall05/dennisclayson.htm. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu

 

DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS:

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9, at the UNI Museum to discuss "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie. Junior dares to leave the reservation searching for a good education. All Cedar Valley residents are welcome to attend without having read the book.

 

SHOULD PEOPLE BE PERMITTED TO CARRY LOADED AND CONCEALED WEAPONS IN PARKS?:

As part of UNI's American Democracy Project series on "Civic Discourse and Opposing Views," participants will pair up and take turns presenting arguments on carrying weapons in parks from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in CBB 109. Talking points will be provided and a panel will share its views and respond to questions. For further information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

Louis Fenech, UNI professor of history, will present "The Epistle of Victory: A Persian Letter to the Mughal King" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in SRL 115. The event is free and open to the public.

 

GRADUATE COLLEGE BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES:

J. Ana Donaldson, associate professor of instructional technology, will present "Effectively Moving Courses Online: Get On the Bus or Be Left in the Dust," at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 11, in MSH 001. This presentation will provide faculty with guidelines for moving their courses online, with special focus on creating online communities using the Phases of Engagement Model (Conrad and Donaldson, 2004). Overviews of online rigor and instructor survival skills will be included and links to additional resources will be provided. Participant discussion and questions will be encouraged. Cookies and coffee will be provided by the Graduate College. Feel free to bring your lunch.

 

LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP:

DyAnn Longseth, senior vice president for communication at Veridian Credit Union, will present from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, in SEC 252. Veridian is unique in that it has integrated leadership concepts and practices throughout its organization. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.

 

BUSINESS IDEA GENERATION AND OPPORTUNITY ASSESSMENT:

Learn how to generate business ideas and evaluate them for viability from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, in BCS 33. Advance registration is required; e-mail jpec@uni.edu or call 3-JPEC (5732).

PERFORMING ARTS:

JAZZ PANTHERS FEATURING STEVE OWEN, SAXOPHONE:

Under the direction of faculty artist and conductor Robert Washut, the Jazz Panthers will offer a Spotlight Series concert featuring guest artist Steve Owen, saxophone, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. Owen, director of the University of Oregon's Jazz Studies Program, is a celebrated performer, composer and arranger. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

SUZUKI SCHOOL RECITAL WEEKEND:

The UNI Suzuki School will present its bi-annual recital weekend at 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, and at noon, Sunday, Nov. 8. All recitals will be held in Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

'MARAT/SADE':

The Strayer-Wood Theatre will present Peter Weiss's Tony Award winning play, "The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade," also known as "Marat/Sade," Friday, Nov. 6 through Sunday, Nov. 15. Tickets are $14 for the general public and free for UNI students. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre.

 

INSTRUMENTAL CONCERTO COMPETITION:

This Spotlight Series concert, at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9, in the Great Hall, GBPAC, will showcase student finalists competing for the title of Instrumental Concerto Competition winner and the opportunity to perform as soloist with a School of Music large ensemble in the spring. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

CELLO RECITAL:

UNI School of Music faculty artist Jonathan Chenoweth will present a cello concert at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI CONCERT BAND CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor S. Daniel Galyen, the Concert Band will offer its fall concert as a special tribute to Veteran's Day at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

NORTHERN IOWA WIND SYMPHONY:

The Northern Iowa Wind Symphony will offer its fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CHAMBER WIND PLAYERS CONCERT:

The UNI Chamber Wind Players will offer a fall recital at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, under the direction of professor and conductor Ronald Johnson. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI HORN CHOIR CONCERT:

Under the direction of faculty artist and professor Yu-Ting Su, the UNI Horn Choir will offer a fall recital at 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

NOT YOUR MOTHER'S MAHLER:

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra will perform Mahler's Fifth Symphony at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, at the GBPAC. Enjoy live orchestral demonstrations, an introduction to the piece and its background and an interactive audience-performer discussion, all preceding a complete performance of the piece. Tickets are available at wcfsymphony.org, at any UNItix location, or by calling 3-4TIX (4849).

 

'STRONG ENOUGH FOR A WOMAN, GENTLE ENOUGH FOR A MAN':

This performance-art installation seeks to challenge cultural assumptions about performing gender/sexual identities and how media encourages us to craft those performances. See "Strong Enough for a Woman, Gentle Enough for a Man" from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., or 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18 or Thursday, Nov. 19; or from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, throughout Lang's ground floor. A discussion will follow Friday's production. Free.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

WRS HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

Lockers are available for rent (half or long size, semester or year). Ask a fitness supervisor at Health Beat or contact Kristy Leen, WRS Personal Fitness Coordinator, at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu to rent one.

 

INTRAMURAL 5-ON-5 OPEN CO-REC INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

The intramural 5-on-5 open co-rec indoor soccer tournament is open to students, faculty and staff and will take place at 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, at the WRC South Courts. Entry forms will be available the week of Nov. 16 and registration will take place Monday, Nov. 30 through Wednesday, Dec. 2, in WRC 161. There is a $20 entry fee with a two-game guarantee. The tournament is limited to the first eight teams to register. Call 3-7262 with questions.

 

 

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