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Monday, Dec. 1, 2008

NEWS:

BUDGET UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT ALLEN:

For the past two fiscal years, UNI received strong state support and additional revenue from enrollment growth and tuition increases. Because of the recent natural disasters in the state and the national economic downturn, we've been asked to return $1.02 million of our fiscal 2009 state appropriation. See full update at www.uni.edu/pres

 

UNI SEXUAL MISCONDUCT POLICY - INPUT REQUESTED:

A policy review committee is seeking feedback from students, faculty and staff regarding a proposed draft of the Student Sexual Misconduct policy, prior to submitting a final draft to the Board of Regents. See http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/deanofstudents/docs/policyreview-reqtforfeedback.pdf

Please submit comments regarding the draft policy by Dec. 5 to:
Jon Buse, dean of students, 273-2332, jon.buse@uni.edu or Annette Lynch, project director, Regents Campus Gender Violence Prevention Project, 273-3054, annette.lynch@uni.edu

 

REAFFIRMATION STATEMENT:

President Allen has published a reaffirmation of UNI's commitment to nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The full statement can be found at http://www.uni.edu/equity/documents/ReaffirmationStatement.pdf.

 

FOOD DRIVE AT ESSENTIALS:

Help collect more than 1,000 items for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank and support the community. Drop off food or a monetary donation at Essentials in Maucker Union through Thursday, Dec. 4.

 

CELL PHONE DRIVE:

The Northern Iowa Family Services Organization (NIFSO) is coordinating a cell phone drive to benefit victims of domestic violence. Used cell phones will be reprogrammed and given to victims to use in crisis situations. There is a collection box in Latham Hall 235. Phones also may be sent through campus mail. Contact Elaine Eshbaugh elaine.eshbaugh@uni.edu or 273-6083 with questions.

 

INTERNATIONAL SERVICES REORGANIZED:

Effective Monday, Dec.1, International Services will move from Admissions to International Programs. This change is based on input from the staff and directors from both areas, and recommendations from at least two campus-wide committees over the past two years. International Services, with Ross Schupbach as international student adviser, will remain in the Maucker Union location to serve currently enrolled international student needs. That office will report to Kurt Meridith, interim assistant provost for international programs. International recruitment and admissions, with Kristi Marchesani as assistant director, will remain with Admissions in Gilchrist Hall to serve the prospective international student population. That office will continue to report to Christie Kangas, director of Admissions. Both areas are working together through the transition to help ensure seamless support for students.

 

UNI VISITS BLACK HAWK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:

UNI celebrated American Education Week, Nov. 16 - 22, with Partner in Education school, Black Hawk Elementary. Ben and Pat Allen, joined Pernell Cezar, NISG president, on visits to all classrooms. UNI gave all students, teachers and staff a UNI T-shirt. For photos, visit http://www.uni.edu/infosys/gallery/. Other UNI activities in the school included visits by UNI international students to fourth grade classrooms and UNI student readers in kindergarten classes.

 

CHANGES IN PARKING AROUND THE CONSTRUCTION SITE OF THE MULTI-MODAL FACILITY:

Parking is no longer allowed along the north side of 23rd Street between Campus and Merner. There is no parking on either side of Campus Street between 22nd and 23rd streets and no parking on the west side of Merner between 22nd and 23rd streets. This change is due to safety concerns, snow removal anticipation and heavy construction traffic. These changes will be in effect until construction is complete. For more information, contact
brent.richmond@uni.edu

 

UNI SEVERE WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations are made via UNI Alert, local radio and TV stations, and the UNI home page, www.uni.edu. The local TV stations also list closings and delays on their Web sites. See http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/407.shtml and
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_112008.shtml.

 

UPDATED UNI GUIDELINES FOR GROUNDBREAKINGS AND GRAND OPENINGS:

The updated UNI guidelines for groundbreakings and grand opening ceremonies are posted at http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/ceremony_guide.shtml

 

DIRECT DEPOSIT FOR STUDENT REFUNDS NOW AVAILABLE:

Accounts Payable in OBO is now offering direct deposit for student refunds along with travel, reimbursements, and others. To set up direct deposit, login to MyUNIverse and select "Direct Deposit (Non-payroll)" in the My Personal Records section. Student refunds will continue to be processed on Wednesdays. Direct deposit avoids mail delays and your funds are deposited automatically to your account. https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/portal/portHandler.cgi

 

CAMPANILE CLOCKS FOR SALE:

Student-made clocks in the shape of the UNI's campanile are on sale by the UNI Alumni Association. The clock, designed and produced entirely by UNI students, is made of oak, laser etched and finished with a clear coating. The clock has brass hands and requires one AA battery (included). The dimensions are 12 3/4" x 5" x 3 1/2". Availability is limited, and orders must be received before Dec. 12. All orders are guaranteed to be delivered by Dec. 23. Each clock is $31, plus $6.50 shipping and handling. Clocks can be ordered by visiting http://www.unialum.org and clicking "Merchandise." For more information, contact CampusClocks@gmail.com

 

NISG HAS SEVERAL POSITIONS OPEN:

Senate positions for the College of Natural Sciences and off-campus are available. Application deadline for these is Tuesday, Dec. 2. Visit www.uni.edu/nisg and click on the government tab, then position openings to fill out an application.

 

HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT ESSENTIALS:

Get into the spirit and check out Essentials in Maucker Union for gifts to fit every budget. Check out the new holiday Gel Gems, plush and "bling" ornaments, homemade soaps and soy candles, holiday ducks and Angel Cheeks, UNI clothing, souvenirs and more. Gift certificates also are available.

 

ESSENTIALS FINALS PACKAGES:

Stressed over finals? Stop by Essentials in Maucker Union and pick up a Finals Package for $6. The package includes a pen, mechanical pencil, note cards, highlighter, beverage, candy and snack crackers. To place large orders, contact shelley.pruess@uni.edu.

 

IT SURVEY:

Soon UNI will make important decisions about IT: the services it provides, how they are organized, and how they are funded. President Allen's IT Task Force seeks input as it helps the university prepare to make these decisions. Please complete the survey you received from Ron Padavich via e-mail.

 

NAME CHANGE:

The Reading Clinic located in Schindler Education Center has changed its name to the Literacy Education Office. The office location is SEC 142 and phone number is 273-2698.

 

ORDER COOKIE DOUGH ONLINE:

Order cookie dough from UNI's Fresh Beginnings for pick-up Dec.1-12. Each 3.5-pound tub of dough will make more than three dozen cookies. The varieties are snickerdoodle, sugar, molasses, spritz, chocolate chip, peanut butter, chocolate chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate chip, oatmeal chocolate chip, monster, cranberry oatmeal, butterscotch oatmeal and cranberry white chocolate pecan. Prices range from $6.99 to $16.99 per tub. The order form and pick-up preferences are at http://www.uni.edu/dor/cookies/

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES:

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS:

Do you need additional funding for college? The College of Education is offering over a half million dollars in scholarships for the fall 2009 - spring 2010 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded to enrolled undergraduate and graduate students meeting the requirements for a variety of scholarships.Undergraduate students interested in applying for the common scholarships must complete the Education Addendum of the Common Scholarship Application found at www.uni.edu/finaid.
Graduate students should go to www.uni.edu/coe and click on "COE Scholarships" to download the application. You may also check with your department of study about specific scholarships.
For full consideration of scholarships which require need, complete and submit a 2009-10 Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The application deadline for all scholarships is Feb. 15.

 

STUDENT BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION:

Students interested in having their businesses compete in a business plan competition should submit the Intent to Compete application in the competition guidelines packet found at http://www.jpec.org/newven.htm by Friday, Dec. 12. State-level competition offers three $5,000 awards. For more information, contact jpec@uni.edu or 273-JPEC.

 

HOW TO SURVIVE FINALS:

The semester is almost over and finals are right around the corner. For tips on how to survive (and pass) finals the right way, visit: http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/ and look for "The Word is...Finals" bulletin boards.

 

SPRING LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS:

UNI's Leadership Studies series "Leaders on Leadership" brings panels of leaders together from various sectors of society from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. on 10 Thursdays during the spring semester. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_112508.shtml. Free and open to the public. Students also may earn one credit (some reading and writing required). Contact Gerri Perreault, 273-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.

 

INTERNSHIPS WITH THE DEPT. OF DEFENSE:

Internships are available working with U.S. Department of Defense Child Development Centers in Germany, Italy, England, Belgium, Hawaii or Florida for spring 2009. Travel, housing and a living stipend are paid. The internship includes 12 credit hours (undergraduate or graduate) from UNI. Students are eligible to apply for an education award of $1,250 from AmeriCorps*ProCorps. Prior experience working with children is required. To apply, e-mail Susan Edginton at Susan.Edginton@uni.edu. Briefly describe your experiences working with children as well as your educational background. The subject line should say: UNI/OL INTERNSHIP. 

 

GRANTS FOR RESEARCH, LANGUAGE TRAINING IN EURASIA AND EASTERN EUROPE:

Fellowship programs are available through American Councils for International Education and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research. Scholarship levels range from graduate students to senior faculty, short to long term, and in countries of east, central and southeastern Europe and Eurasia. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Center, 273-7078, or visit http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad/.

 

STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES:

More information about the study abroad opportunities below can be found at the Study Abroad Office in Gilchrist 28 or by calling 273-7078.

 

CAPSTONE IN NICARAGUA:

Saires, Nicaragua, May 11 - 22. Contact Gloria Adams at missgloscorner@yahoo.com.

 

STUDY IN IRELAND:

Take a summer course at the University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. Contact James, peer adviser.

 

CAPSTONE IN CHINA:

Two weeks of classes in Beijing and Dalian, China, June 3-25. UNI College of Business Administration majors may be eligible for a Jepson Scholarship of up to $500 toward travel expense. Contact Gloria Adams at missgloscorner@yahoo.com.

 

SPRING BREAK IN GHANA:

This elective program will earn one credit. Contact Gloria Adams at missgloscorner@yahoo.com.

MEETINGS:

NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE (NSE) INFO MEETING:

Explore NSE and learn how you can attend one of 180 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada while paying UNI tuition, at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and have completed at least 30 hours of credit at the time of exchange. Learn more at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/nse.

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

GRAD CHATS IN THE UNION:

Join other grad students in Maucker Union for informal chats on the graduate student experience from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3; and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 11. Look for the Grad Chats table tent near Chats.

 

KAPPA DELTA PI HOLIDAY T-SHIRT SALE:

T-shirts and related items and gifts will be available at the UNI KDP Education Honor Society sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2, Wednesday, Dec. 3, and Thursday, Dec. 4, in the second floor Schindler Lobby. Proceeds go to KDP Education Honor Society's educational and service projects.

 

CELEBRATE THE SEASON:

Come "Celebrate the Season" with the Campus Activities Board from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, in Maucker Union. Enjoy free sleigh rides around campus to see the UNI holiday light displays and then warm up inside Maucker Union to celebrate holidays from around the world with activities and demonstrations, create your own sno-globe and enjoy a visit from Santa.

 

OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION:

Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas celebration at the Marshall Center School, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4. Bring your family and enjoy an evening of crafts and caroling at this annual holiday event. Learn about Christmas before and after the turn of the 20th Century and experience the wonder of Christmases past.

 

MIND RESEARCH NETWORK BENEFIT CONCERT:

The Mind Research Network (MRN) will host a benefit concert at 10 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, at The Hydrant on College Hill. The concert will feature This Year's Heroes. Admission is $5 and all proceeds go to support the MRN. There also will be a balloon pop where you can purchase a balloon for the chance to win prizes from local businesses. Ages 21 and up. The Mind Research Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and brain disorders. For more information about the event, contact annaw@uni.edu. For more information about the MRN, visit www.mrn.org.

 

HOLIDAY POTTERY SALE:

UNI Student Holiday Pottery Sale will be from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5, and from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, in the Ceramics Lab, 126 Kamerick. Come and buy a unique piece of handmade pottery for a holiday gift from UNI's advanced ceramic students.

 

CAMP ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT CENTER:

Visit the Camp Adventure Leadership Assessment Center (LAC) at 8:45 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, in the WRC 204. Learn about working with youth in Germany, Italy, China, Japan and the U.S., earning 12 credit hours and receiving free airfare/housing and a living stipend. To confirm your attendance, e-mail hr@campadventure.com.

 

'DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL' AUDITIONS:

Dancers, poets, artists, actors and activists can audition for an experimental theatre piece. Auditions will be at 9 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8, and at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang 040. No preparation needed. Cold reading. All majors and interests are encouraged to audition. Mature sexual situations. For more information, contact amandajean.nolte@uni.edu.

 

FORENSICS SHOWCASE:

The UNI Forensics squad hosts its speech and debate team showcase at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang 040.The showcase features events from the nationally competitive squad’s fall 2009 travel season, including a range of oral interpretation, public address and limited preparation from members of the individual events team. Members of the debate team will share their research on the national college debate topic dealing with agriculture.

 

BEACH VOLLEYBALL COMES TO MCLEOD:

See Olympic gold medalist Todd Rogers and other professional sand volleyball players as they convert the McLeod Center to a sand volleyball court on Saturday, Jan. 31. The tour will feature participation from top-ranked AVP men's and women's players on a rotational basis (four players per gender per event) and will replicate the authentic Southern California beach-party atmosphere featured at a typical AVP Johnsonville tour event. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit www.mcleodcenter.org or www.unitix.uni.edu.

 

COMEDIAN/VENTRILOQUIST COMES TO UNI-DOME:

Ventriloquist and comedian Jeff Dunham (as seen on Comedy Central) will perform live in the UNI-Dome Friday, Feb. 13, with his friends Walter and Peanut. Tickets are on sale at all UNItix outlets, 273-4TIX or www.unitix.uni.edu. For more information on Jeff Dunham visit www.jeffdunham.com.

 

 

ATHLETICS:

Men's basketball hosts Iowa State at 8:05 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the McLeod Center. The Panthers host North Dakota at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in the McLeod Center.


Women's basketball hosts Northern Illinois at 12:05 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3. The Panthers host UW-Green Bay at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6. Both games are in the McLeod Center.


Wrestling will host the UNI Open at 9 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 7, in the McLeod Center.

 

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Larry Weber, the Edwin B. Green Chair in Engineering, professor of civil & environmental engineering, and director of the Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research at the University of Iowa, will present "Hydraulic Structures and River Restoration," at 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 1, in Latham Hall, Room 125.

 

COURIER EDITOR TO SPEAK:

Nancy Newhoff, editor of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, will speak from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, in SEC, Room 246. Newhoff will explain how the Courier is put together every day, including which stories go on page one, the history of Call the Courier, and the newspaper's convergence with the Web. Contact Gerri Perreault, 273-6898, YLA@UNI.edu, with questions.

 

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS:

This presentation by students in the Leadership Skills and Styles class will be from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, in Schindler Education Center, Room 246. It will provide recommendations on how individuals, government and businesses can genuinely support our troops and veterans. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu

 

NEWS TALK -- THE ECONOMIC CRISIS:

News Talk will host a discussion on the economic crisis from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at University Book and Supply. The presenter and discussion leader will be Professor A. Frank Thompson, an expert in the area of finance and economics. For questions or to receive future announcements, contact Gerri Perreault, 273-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu. This event is free and open to the public.

 

THE ART AND SCIENCE OF SOAP BUBBLES:

Fred Behroozi, professor of physics, will present the second talk in the citizen science series from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, in the CEEE auditorium. Behroozi will discuss soap bubbles through the work of several 17th and 18th century painters and the chemistry, physics and mathematics associated with soap bubbles. The series is intended to make the technical accessible.

PERFORMING ARTS:

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

The Bittersweet Christmas Band will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 1, in KUNI's studio on the third floor of the CAC. They employ two to four-part harmonies and play guitar, hand drum and other percussion instruments, dulcimer and pennywhistle. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 
OPERA SCENES:

UNI School of Music professor Sandra Walden will direct an opera-scenes performance featuring student musicians, at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CLARINET RECITAL:

The UNI School of Music will present a clarinet studio recital at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, in Russell Hall, Room 111. The recital will feature student musicians from the studio of faculty artist Amanda McCandless. This event is free and open to the public.

 

NORTHWIND QUINTET:

The Northwind Quintet will offer a winter recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. The recital will feature UNI School of Music faculty artists Tom Barry, oboe; Amanda McCandless, clarinet; David Rachor, bassoon; and Yu-Ting Su, horn, with guest artist Dominique Cawley, flute. This event is free and open to the public.

 

INTERPRETER'S THEATER PRESENTS:

The UNI Interpreter's Theatre will present "Until Someone Wakes Up," directed by Emily Griffin and conceived by Carolyn Levy at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4 through Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Interpreters Theatre, Lang 040. There are 90 seats per show, first-come, first-served. The performance contains mature language, themes, and situations, including rape, and is intended for mature audiences.

 

VARSITY MEN'S GLEE CLUB SHOW:

The UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club will offer holiday concerts at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5, and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. The Glee Club will perform holiday favorites and winter songs. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

 

CHIMES OF CHRISTMAS:

Come join the UNI School of Music choral ensembles (UNI Singers, Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers and Women's Chorus) and the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra in celebrating the joys of the season at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. Enjoy holiday favorites and winter-inspired works. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY:

The UNI Children's Choir is one of four featured guests on the Symphony's Holiday Pops, at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, at the GBPAC. For the afternoon concert, buy one adult ticket and get up to two youth tickets for $1 each. Call 273-4849 or visit wcfsymphony.org. Audience members are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the TOYS FOR TOTS program.

 

HOURS:

PANTHER SHUTTLE/SAFE RIDE HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/panthershuttle.php

 

LIBRARY HOURS:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#

 

MAUCKER UNION HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/hrs-bcurrent.shtml

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION CENTER HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/hours/index.html

 

 

 

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