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Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010
STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR TOWN HALL MEETING:
The UNI Strategic Planning Committee has been working to craft a new five-year strategic plan for the university. The committee will share the draft plan at three Town Hall meetings: from 9 to 11 a.m. or 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom, or from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19, in the University Room, Maucker Union. Each meeting will include small group discussions where you can see the proposals, ask questions and share your thoughts.
UNI REACCREDITATION DRAFT SELF-STUDY ONLINE-INPUT NEEDED:
A draft of the 2010 UNI Higher Learning Commission Reaccreditation Self Study is posted at http://www.uni.edu/accreditation/. Input from faculty, staff and students is essential to UNI's successful reaccreditation. Make every effort to review the draft and provide feedback via the online or paper forms. Feedback will be taken until Friday, March 12.
2010 SUSTAINABILITY FORUM: SAVE THE DATE:
Join President Allen at the 2010 Sustainability Forum from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 22, at the Maucker Union University Room, as a culmination of Earth Day festivities on campus. Get an update on "green" programs and activities, learn about UNI's progress since the 2009 Campus Conversation on Sustainability and take a look at what's ahead. Keynote speaker to be announced.
DID YOU KNOW? CBA:
The UNI College of Business Administration’s Certified Financial Analyst review program pass rate is 83 percent, double the national average.
UNI IN THE NEWS:
Nadene Davidson, department of teaching, had an opinion piece on financial literacy printed in the most recent Des Moines Business Record.
STUDENT PAYROLL DIRECT DEPOSIT:
The Student Employment Office reminds all departments hiring new student employees that students are now required to enroll in direct deposit. Direct deposit of payroll forms should be submitted to Student Employment along with the student's other new-hire paperwork (I-9, W-4, CERRF) before the student begins work. Student Employment Approval Forms (SEAFs) will not be approved and new student employees will not be set up in MEMFIS until all required new-hire paperwork is received. For more information regarding the student employment process, contact Jennifer Bell in Financial Aid at email@example.com.
FACULTY COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE FEB. 19:
Nominations for the 2010 Veridian Credit Union Community Engagement Awards are due Feb. 19. 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.
20 BEST UNI CAMPUS INTERNSHIPS:
Proposals are being accepted for the 20 Best UNI Campus Internships. Departments and offices are encouraged to submit a proposal for a funded student internship for the 2010-2011 academic year. Selected proposals will be funded $4,500 for the student's wages. Students will intern 15 hours per week during fall and spring semesters. Positions should be challenging and career enhancing. Proposal deadline is 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22. Proposal forms can be found at www.uni.edu/careerservices. Contact Laura Wilson at 3-2068 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UNI Educational Talent Search Program (ETS) is providing Waterloo Middle School students with a job shadowing experience on Friday, Feb. 26, and Monday, March 8. Students will be paired with faculty and staff members working in the students' areas of career interest. Ideally, two students will be matched with a faculty or staff member from 9 a.m. to noon. Students can be met in Maucker Union between 8:30 and 9 a.m. Students will have lunch in one of the dining centers. (Hosts are invited to dine with their students as guests of ETS). Following the job shadowing, students will be required to 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 at email@example.com by Monday, Feb. 22.
HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION AUDIO LINKS:
To listen to the audio from the Feb.10 Hot Topics in Education, "Math and Science Learning in Early Childhood," presented by Betty Zan, director, Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education, visit http://mm1.uni.edu:8080/ramgen/1/pubrelrm/htie100210.rm.
TELL YOUR STUDENTS:
To read MyUNIverse News.
ACADEMIC LEARNING CENTER:
The UNI Academic Learning Center has posted "UNI Tutoring Services & Resources" at www.uni.edu/unialc. This resource will provide UNI students, faculty and staff with a comprehensive listing of free academic support available at UNI. For more information call 3-2361.
TIAA-CREF SEMINAR ON INVESTING:
In difficult economic times it is hard to think about investing. Learn about investing options and how to save wisely from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 2, in Maucker Union-Ballroom C. Brett Hammond, a TIAA-CREF managing director and chief investment strategist will provide a short presentation about investment options and how to achieve a safe and secure retirement. This event is open to all UNI employees enrolled in TIAA CREF retirement plan. Register at http://events.SignUp4.com/UNI. More information about the session can be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/index.asp
ROD LIBRARY BOOK SALE:
Come check out the latest crop of books at the library book sale in the Rod Library lobby. Duplicate copies of best sellers (fiction and non-fiction) are available as well as children's books. Hardcover books are $2 and paperbacks are $1. Pay at the Circulation Desk. Books are for sale year-round.
The Department of Earth Science Planetarium is open for public presentations at 7 and 8 p.m., every Thursday until spring break. Shows are free and appropriate for all ages. The planetarium is located in LAT 105. After spring break, the regular observatory shows on the roof of McCollum Science Hall will take place until the end of the semester. For further information, visit http://www.earth.uni.edu/obsvisit.html.
NORTHERN IOWA DIVERSITY COALITION MEETING:
The UNI Diversity Coalition meets every Thursday at 7 p.m., beginning Thursday, Feb. 18, in Maucker Union Oak Room (lower level). Participate in icebreakers, discussion and action to move the university towards a more harmonious and inclusive community.
JOIN UNI STUDY CIRCLES:
Cedar Falls Human Rights Commissioner Jim Day, along with UNI students, will conduct study circles on social justice which are open discussions on topics such as bias towards religion, ethnicity, social status, gender, sexuality, race, etc. Study circles are open to everyone and will be held from noon to 2 p.m., every Saturday in February, in the CME. Refreshments will be provided. For more information e-mail Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ramon at email@example.com.
WINTER DANCE PARTY:
The Winter Dance Party, the official tribute show for Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper, will be held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, at the GBPAC. Visit www.gbpac.org.
UNI State Relations Officer, Joe Murphy, will host a legislative update from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19, in the Maucker Union Oak Room. Topics will include the state budget process, budget cuts and other policy items affecting UNI during this legislative session. Murphy will also be available for questions.
LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC FORUM:
A Legislative Public Forum hosted by local agencies and organizations, including UNI, will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19, in the AEA 267 Conference Center, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, in Cedar Falls. Friday's topic will be business and labor. Legislators will speak and guests may ask questions and voice opinions. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE MEDITATION LESSON/PRACTICE:
Join a meditation lesson and practice led by visiting scholar The Venerable Geshe Thupten Dorjee, instructor, University of Arkansas, and Tibetan Cultural Institute of Arkansas co-founder, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, in WRC 176. Meditation practice can help you achieve a higher state of consciousness, greater focus, self-awareness and a more relaxed and peaceful state of mind. For more information e-mail Marina Durinova at email@example.com
MEET AND GREET AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN'S AUTHOR:
The UNI campus community is invited to a small welcome reception for Jan Spivey Gilchrist from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Cedar Falls Public Library, 524 Main Street. Spivey Gilchrist will sign copies of her books that will be available for purchase on Sunday. Spivey Gilchrist will be the featured guest illustrator on Feb. 22 for the UNI African American Read-In, hosted by the Multicultural Teaching Alliance (MTA), College of Education and Rod Library. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Holly Gleich, MTA President, email@example.com.
SPRING CAREER FAIR:
Attend the Spring Career Fair from 1 to 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22, in the McLeod Center. More than 80 employers will talk with UNI students and alumni about internships and full-time jobs. Some employers will schedule for the interview day on Tuesday, Feb. 23. For a list of participating employers and preferred majors, visit http://www.uni.edu/careerservices. The event is sponsored by UNI Career Services.
A farewell reception is planned in honor of Bev Kopper, associate provost for academic affairs, from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Commons Georgian Lounge. The program begins at 3:30 p.m. Stop by and wish Bev well as she starts her new position as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
TUNNEL OF OPPRESSION:
This event takes groups on a tour through a series of rooms where injustice and other scenarios are acted out or depicted. This event is to promote cultural awareness and give people first-hand knowledge of discrimination that occurs today. The rationale is that individuals are unable to understand oppression until they have experienced it themselves. The first tour will begin at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Maucker Union Ballroom.
FACULTY/STAFF LUNCHEON WITH THE CAMPUS MINISTRY ASSOCIATION:
UNI faculty and staff are invited to join members of UNI Campus Ministry Association for soup, sandwiches, salads, drinks and cookies on Thursday, Feb. 25, between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., in St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center on West 23rd Street. Stop in for a bite to eat and get to know staff and clergy from several ministry organizations that serve campus.
PANTHER CHILI FEED AND RAFFLE:
UNI Habitat for Humanity presents the Panther Chili Feed from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, at St. Stephen's on W. 23rd Street. The cost is $5 for dinner (chili, cinnamon roll, drink and bake sale) and $5 raffle tickets (basketball autographed by the UNI men's basketball team, UNI apparel and four tickets to the last home game) will be sold on Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the Maucker Union. Tickets also will be sold at the door. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SPOTLIGHT ON EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY:
Award winning pre K-12 teachers and their students will present their earth-science, inquiry or math-based classroom projects on Friday, Feb. 26. This is an opportunity to talk with teachers and students about how they view hands-on, interactive science and math-based programs as a means of teaching and learning. There will be displays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the ITTC first-floor student lounge. Spotlight Presentations will be every 30 minutes from 1 to 3 p.m. in the ITTC labs. Register in ITTC 120. Sponsored by ITS-Educational Technology. For additional information contact Doreen Hayek at email@example.com or 3-7300.
QUASH EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION:
QUASH is the Quest to Unravel Alzheimer's Scavenger Hunt, and it's coming to UNI on Saturday, April 24. This fundraising and awareness event is part physical, part mental and all for a good cause. Proceeds benefit Alzheimer's care, support and research. Register a team now and receive a $5 discount by using the Early Bird Discount code "WORM5." For more information, or to register, visit www.QUASHnow.org.
TALLCORN JAZZ FESTIVAL:
The Beta Nu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the UNI School of Music will host the 55th annual Tallcorn Jazz Festival and 59th Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz Concerts at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 19 and 20 at RSL Hall. For tickets, call 3-4TIX (4849).
The Vagina Monologues seek to raise awareness and funds for the prevention of violence against women world-wide. Tickets are $10, or $5 with a donation of two canned goods. Shows are at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19, and Saturday, Feb. 20, in the CAC 108. Proceeds will benefit Club Les Dames, the NE Iowa Food Bank and V-day International.
FRENCH CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT FEATURING JULIEN GUENEBAUT, PIANO:
School of Music professor and conductor Rebecca Burkhardt will coordinate a concert of French chamber music featuring guest artist Julien Guenebaut, piano, at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
FLUTE CHOIR AND FLUTE STUDIO CONCERT:
Under the direction of UNI professor of flute Angeleita Floyd, the Northern Iowa Flute Choir and Flute Studio will present its annual concert at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:
The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer a Spotlight Series concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 3-4TIX (4849).
'LOVE, LIFE AND REDEMPTION':
In "Love, Life & Redemption" poetry comes to life in vignettes that embody the many colors of the human experience. The cast of eight professional actors represent four different ethnic groups and five countries.This play is to promote diversity on campus. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, Lang Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. Live performance by JasCat Jazz Band and UNI-DE Dance Team. Visit
SENIOR SHOWCASE PRODUCTION-THREE TALL WOMEN:
The Strayer-Wood Theatre presents its first senior showcase production, Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women," Feb. 25-28 and March 4-7. Winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize, "Three Tall Women" is a compelling yet witty story of an elderly woman taking stock of her past while facing her inevitable passing. Looking back, the woman, with the aid of her caregiver and young attorney, must find a way to come to terms with the decisions, accomplishments and failures of her life. Tickets are $14 for general public and free for UNI students. Call 3-6381 for more information.
JAZZ COMBOS CONCERT:
Under the direction of faculty artist Chris Merz and graduate student conductors, the School of Music will present a jazz combos concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 1, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
A workshop on mediation and arbitration will be held from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, in SEC 252. The workshop will be presented by Ryan Melloy, manager of industrial relations, John Deere Waterloo Works, and Gerri Perreault, director, UNI Leadership Studies. For more information, call Perreault at 3-6898.
So you have a Web site, but is anyone using it? Can anyone find it? Doug Mitchell of CreateWowMedia will share his thoughts and experiences on enhancing Web sites so that people will actually use them. Join us at noon, Thursday, Feb. 25, at www.myentre.net.
SOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESS FINANCING:
Learn about debt and equity options for financing a small business as well as basic information on finance from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, March 1, in BCS 33. Advanced registration is required To sign up, call the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at 3-5732 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
STARBUCKS: SEATTLE MARKET TO INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON:
At 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the University Museum, join Carol Colburn, UNI professor of theatre and the first Starbucks' employee, for a presentation about her experience working at the first Starbucks location at Pike Place Market in Seattle. Following the presentation, enjoy a screening of "Howard Schultz and Starbucks" from the Biography Channel. The documentary chronicles Starbucks and its global spread credited to entrepreneur Howard Schultz. This event is free and open to the public.
SATURDAYS AT THE SCHOOLHOUSE:
Join Steve Sage, former student at Bennington No. 4, a rural Black Hawk County one-room school featured in the documentary, "Iowa's One-Room Schoolhouses," for a short presentation about his experience in Iowa's one-room schools at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, at Marshall Center School, corner of Indiana and 23rd streets. Watch a screening of the regional Emmy Award-winning IPTV documentary featuring the Marshall Center School and Bennington No. 4 following Sage's presentation. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/museum.
Men's basketball hosts Old Dominion at 6:02 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19, in the McLeod Center.
Women's basketball hosts Drake at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, in the McLeod Center. The Panthers host Creighton at 7:05 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, in the McLeod Center.
LET'S BUST HUNGER AT THE BRACKETBUSTER:
The UNI Athletic Department and the Northeast Iowa Food Bank are partnering to encourage Panther fans to bring canned food items to the BracketBuster game against Old Dominion University. Fans can drop off their canned good donation as they enter the McLeod Center.
Wrestling hosts Air Force at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, in the West Gym.
SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR CANDIDATES-CAMPUS PRESENTATIONS:
Candidates for the University Sustainability Coordinator will be on campus during the next two weeks. Each candidate will conduct an open presentation and field questions from the campus community. The final presentation is from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, in BCS 30. Information about each candidate is posted at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/energy/.
TIBETAN BROWN BAG:
The Venerable Geshe Thupten Dorjee, a Tibetan Buddhist monk and teacher, will be the guest speaker from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, in the CME 109. The topic is Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and culture. All are welcome to bring their lunch, listen, learn and ask questions.
MEDIA LEADERSHIP PANEL:
Nikki Davidson, editor of the Northern Iowan, and Nancy Newhoff, editor of the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, will participate in a Leaders on Leadership "Media Leadership" panel to discuss their paths to leadership and advice for students from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, in SEC 303. For more information, contact Perreault at 3-6898 or e-mail YLA@uni.edu.
PRESENTATION ON THE BUTLER COUNTY TORNADO PROJECT:
Professors Jay Lees, history, and Julie Lowell, soc/anth/crim, will give a presentation on the progress of their Butler County Tornado Project. The program will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, in the newly rebuilt Aplington/Parkersburg High School Auditorium. Soon after the EF5 tornado struck Butler County, on May 25, 2008, Lees and Lowell, along with UNI graduate Sarah Stubbe, began videotaping interviews with survivors and first responders. More than 120 individuals were interviewed. The presentation will include clips from some of the many interviews.
BROWN BAG EVENT: AN ALTERNATIVE MODEL FOR GENERAL EDUCATION:
Susan Hill, co-chair of the LAC-RSC (Liberal Arts Core Review Steering Committee) and Siobahn Morgan, coordinator of the Liberal Arts Core, will give a presentation on the General Education Program at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., at noon, Monday, Feb. 22, in ITTC 136. GVSU's General Education Program is one of the Association of American College and University's "Promising Programs" in General Education. How can UNI "think outside the box" as it considers changes to its Liberal Arts Core? This is the third in a series of brown-bags sponsored by the LAC-RSC. This event also will be available as a webinar. Details and a link for the webinar, as well as the committee charge can be viewed at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/lac_review.shtml. Questions may be directed to committee co-chairs, Susan Hill, email@example.com or Virginia Arthur, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIGMA XI LECTURE SERIES:
Professor Laura Jackson, biology, will present "Building Ecological Resilience for a Changing Climate: The Role of Agriculture in the Upper Midwest" as part of the Sigma XI Lecture Series. The presentation will begin at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 23, in MSH 103.
SHOULD LESBIANS AND GAYS BE DENIED THE RIGHT TO MARRY?:
A debate on whether lesbians and gays should be denied the right to marry will take place from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, in SEC 246. Panelists are Matt Reisetter, director of development for the Iowa Family Policy Center, and Brad Clark, campaign director for One Iowa. Event is free and open to the public. For questions, contact Gerri Perreault, at 3-6898 or e-mail YLA@uni.edu.
COMMUNITY CONVERSATION IN CONJUNCTION WITH VISIT BY DALAI LAMA:
In conjunction with the visit to UNI by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, University Book and Supply is hosting a series of Community Conversations based on several books he has authored. The second one focuses on "The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World" and will be held from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, at UBS. Preregistration is required. There is a limit of 30 per session. Bring your lunch. Call 266-7581 for more information.
USING THE QUALITIES OF AN EDUCATED PERSON (QEP) PROJECT TO THINK ABOUT THE LAC:
In the 1990s, a number of UNI faculty participated in the QEP project, which worked toward creating a vision of undergraduate education that would build on the knowledge, skills and values desired in students graduating from UNI. Join Ira Simet, chemistry, and Jerry Soneson, philosophy and world religions, at noon, Monday, March 1, in ITTC 136, for a discussion of how these ideas might be of use in the continuing conversations about the LAC. This will also be available as a webinar. Details and a link for the webinar, as well as upcoming event information can be viewed at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/lac_review.shtml. Questions may be directed to committee co-chairs, Susan Hill, email@example.com or Virginia Arthur, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, March 1, in the CME 109A. Tara Opsal, department of sociology, anthropology and criminology, will present "Who Am I Accountable to?: Role Conflict Among Women on Parole." The Women's and Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women forum series. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.
PANEL ON WOMEN IN THE GLOBALIZED COMMUNITY PANEL:
To kick off Women's History Month, the Women and Gender Studies Program will sponsor a diverse panel of women to discuss gender roles around the world, how they are portrayed and how women's roles in the global community are formed, supported and changed. The panel will take place from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, in the CME.
SAVE THE DATE FOR PETER HART:
Peter Hart from Fairness and Accuracy in Media (FAIR), will speak at UNI at 7 p.m., Monday, March 29, in Lang Auditorium. Hart will discuss media bias and censorship and the various forces that influence and shape the news media. Hart also is available to speak to classes. This event is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Al Hays at 3-2910 or e-mail email@example.com.
JOB OPENINGS AT UNI:
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/employment/.
Celebrate potato lover's month with a potato bar at Wasabi from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16, and Tuesday, Feb. 23. Choose from two varieties of potatoes, then add your favorite toppings.
HOT BREAKFAST MONTH:
Start your day right at Prexy's with these hot items for breakfast: breakfast pizza, panini sandwich, French toast sticks, warm cinnamon roll bites or an egg breakfast bowl. Five flavors of instant oatmeal are $0.50 each.
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