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Thursday, Dec 2, 2010

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SPECIAL EVENTS

UNI HOLIDAY POTTERY SALE

Buy unique holiday gifts at the UNI student pottery sale, from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3, and from noon until 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, in KAB North 126.

COLLEGE HILL PARTNERSHIP TREE LIGHTING

Join the College Hill Partnership at the annual Holiday Social and Tree Lighting Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 4. Several Hill businesses will host open houses all day offering entertainment, treats and special sale items. From 5:30 to 7 p.m. free horse-drawn trolley rides will be available outside the Honors Cottage (Seerley and College). Inside the Honors Cottage will be crafts, activities and treats beginning at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m. caroling groups will depart for Seerley Park for the official Tree Lighting. Santa will be there for the young and young at heart.

FUNDRAISER FOR SALVATION ARMY

Want a simple way to give back this holiday season? Decorate cookies for yourself or a friend and help those experiencing poverty and homelessness in our community. Stop by Maucker Union between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, and Friday, Dec. 3, to buy sugar cookies, $1 for two cookies. Other treats and crafts will be available for purchase as well.

UNI CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER AUCTION AND COOKIE WALK

The UNI Child Development Center will host its third annual silent auction and cookie-walk fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Malcolm Price Lab School lobby at the east main entrance. Buy a container for $8 and fill it with cookies of your choice. Items to be auctioned include: a basketball autographed by the UNI men's basketball team, Waterloo Black Hawks Hockey tickets and an autographed hockey stick, various gift certificates from Cedar Valley businesses and more. The silent auction will end at 11:30 a.m.

INDOOR FARMERS' MARKETS

The Northern Iowa Food & Farm Partnership is organizing two more indoor farmers' markets this year from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Waverly Civic Center, and from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Cedar Falls Community Center. Come out and find fresh greens, apples, root vegetables, squash, baked goods and more, all grown by local farmers.

EVENT CANCELEDNEW

The "Old-Fashioned Christmas Celebration" scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Marshall Center School, has been canceled.

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

CROW FORUM

A CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, Dec. 6, in the CME, MAU, 109A. Dean Mundy, communication studies, will present "The Spiral of Advocacy: How State Based LGBT Advocacy Organizations are Defining a Modern Social Movement Through their Campaigns for Equality." The Women's & Gender Studies program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to gather for an informal presentation and discussion. Bring your lunch.

FREE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR: 'THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF STARTING A BUSINESS'

A free, interactive webinar on how to start a business and deal with the tax implications of running a business will be held at noon, Thursday, Dec. 2. Rich Peterson, interim director of the Small Business Development Center at UNI, and Sean Grant, a CPA with Grant and Schindel in Waterloo, will cover information related to filing and registering a business, as well as setting up an accounting/tax reporting system. The link for the webinar is www.Myentre.net.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

UNI's Executive Development Center is now accepting registrations for the 2011 Leadership Development Certificate Program. The program consists of 10 full-day sessions held between Jan. 26 and May 18. Session topics include: strategic planning, big-picture decision making, finance for leaders and leading through changing times. Four hours of graduate or undergraduate credit is available upon completion of this course. Tuition is half price for UNI employees at $1,575.

SPEAKER SERIES: WHAT INSPIRES YOU?NEW

Hear what inspires area professionals to be artistic in their fields of expertise at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the University Museum. Jeremy Schraffenberger, poet and UNI professor of English, will discuss his inspiration.

ELECTION 2010: WHAT DID IT MEAN?NEW

Donna Hoffman, political science, and Al Hays, public policy, will present their analyses of the 2010 elections and then lead a discussion on what the results mean for the future from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, at University Book & Supply. For more information, contact ADP at 273-6898 or ADP-UNI@UNI.edu.

PERFORMING ARTS

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: DMITRI VOROBIEV, PAINO - BEETHOVEN #2

UNI School of Music faculty artist Dmitri Vorobiev will present a piano recital featuring the work of Ludwig van Beethoven at 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This is the second Beethoven concert of the fall from Vorobiev, who plans to perform all piano works of Beethoven in an ongoing concert series at UNI. This event is free and open to the public.

UNI VARSITY MEN'S GLEE CLUB CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOWS

UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club Christmas Variety Shows will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3 and at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. These sell-out events feature the Glee Club men performing holiday favorites and beautiful winter songs. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

UNI COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL RECITAL WEEKEND

The UNI Community Music School will present its fall recitals beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4 and 5, in RSL. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/music/communitymusicschool.

'MOTHER HICKS'

Tickets are still available for "Mother Hicks," which will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 2 through 4, and at 2 p.m., Dec. 4 and 5, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Set in southern Illinois during the Great Depression, "Mother Hicks" tells the story of three outsiders and their journey to find themselves, and each other, in a troubled time. The tale is told with poetry and sign language. For tickets, call the Box Office at 3-6381.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: CHIMES OF CHRISTMAS

The Spotlight Series Concert: Chimes of Christmas will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. Come join the UNI School of Music choral ensembles (UNI Singers, Concert Chorale, Cantorei and Women's Chorus) in celebrating the joys of the season. Enjoy holiday favorites and majestic, winter-inspired works. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

UNI NEW HORIZONS BAND WINTER CONCERTNEW

The New Horizons Band will offer its winter concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 13, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. Under the direction of Diana Blake, the New Horizons Band features musicians 55 and older who travel from all across Iowa. This event is free and open to the public.

JOHN ANGOTTI CONCERTNEW

St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center will present John Angotti in concert debuting his new CD "Extraordinary Love" along with songs from his "Welcome Home for Christmas" CD from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 15, at the GBPAC. Students from UNI and several area high schools will join Angotti on stage as a combined choir. Ticket cost is $30 for adults and $20 for students. Tickets may be purchased by calling 3-4849 or St. Stephen at 266-9863. Visit www.ststephenuni.org and click on the John Angotti link for more information.

NEWS

RESERVE REINSTATEMENT LISTS

Faculty who wish to keep their same items on reserve for the spring semester from fall 2010 should submit a request to the Rod Library reserve desk by Monday, Dec. 13. Requests can be submitted electronically at http://www.uni.edu/library/reinstatement/.

STUDIO IT & COMPUTER-BASED TESTING CENTER RESERVATIONS

ITS Educational Technology is taking reservations in StudioIT and the new Computer-Based Testing Center for spring and summer 2011. To submit a reservation inquiry, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/labs/studio-it/reservation. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

INTERNAL DEADLINE FOR NSF MAJOR RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION (MRI) PROGRAM

Due to National Science Foundation submission limits, those interested in submitting grant proposals to NSF's MRI program must participate in an internal selection process; see http://www.uni.edu/osp/internal-deadline-mri-2011 for instructions. The internal deadline is Monday, Dec. 13. For more information, contact Sarah Bridges at 3-6482 or sarah.bridges@uni.edu.

HALL STAFFS' FOCUS: SUCCESSFUL CITIZENS AND SCHOLARS

Residence hall staff at UNI continuously focus on students' development as successful citizens and scholars. During 2009-2010 they engaged 1,100 residents in academic/career programs, had 17,000 residents attend social/educational programs, helped more than 1,400 residents organize those programs, and had 12,000 individual conversations about residents' social and academic well-being.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE SUE FOLLON EXEMPLARY SERVICE AWARD

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to nominate staff in the Division of Student Affairs for the annual Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. This award honors employees who are committed to quality and excellence and whose efforts and achievements exceed expectations. Submission deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 7. More detailed information and the nomination form are at http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/suefollonnomination.

EUNICE DELL AWARD 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, Dec. 3. Information, award criteria and nomination forms can be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/.

REAFFIRMATION STATEMENTNEW

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/ReaffirmationStatement2010.pdf.

SURVEY ON INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORIESNEW

At the request of Provost Gibson, Rod Library is conducting a survey to assess faculty and staff understanding of institutional repositories and interest in developing one at UNI. Complete the survey at http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22BGEK2CZME/ by Friday, Dec. 17.

LAC DIRECTOR OPEN FORUMSNEW

University faculty are invited to hear the two candidates for the Liberal Arts Core director position - Bob Dise and Deirdre Heistad - speak and answer questions from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 3, in the Oak Room, MAU. Dise presents from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. and Heistad from 9 to 9:30 a.m. If you have questions about these presentations or would like to give feedback to the committee on the candidates, contact committee chair April Chatham-Carpenter at chatham@uni.edu.

MEMFIS OUTAGENEW

MEMFIS will not be available from 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10, to 7 a.m., Monday, Dec. 13, while ITS-IS performs the annual MEMFIS upgrade. This will affect all MEMFIS applications including self-service, timecard, Webfocus and Discoverer reporting. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/alerts/maintenance/2010-12-10/memfis-outage.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

Dean Dwight Watson, College of Education, had a guest opinion piece in Sunday's Cedar Rapids Gazette.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/2eec7cm

Christopher Larimer, political science, and his research are mentioned in an article in the October 2010 issue of Campaigns and Elections magazine. http://preview.tinyurl.com/3y247w2

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE AND PURCHASING E-MAIL LISTNEW

A mailing list has been created to facilitate more frequent communication regarding accounts payable, procurement cards, travel and purchasing-related updates, changes, and tips. To be on this list, send an e-mail to mailserv@uni.edu with the following information in the body of the e-mail: SUB AP-Purchasing with your specific e-mail, user@uni.edu. Information regarding e-mail lists can be found at http://www.uni.edu/its/support/article/1003. Questions regarding this list should be directed to Tori Stafford at tori.stafford@uni.edu or 3-2253.

LIBRARY NOTICENEW

Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in the library for the spring semester should do so by Friday, Dec. 10. Application forms are available online at http://www.uni.edu/library/facstudy and also in the library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.

CURRENT IMSEP NEWSLETTER ISSUEDNEW

The current issue of the IMSEP newsletter is at http://www.iowamathscience.org/newsletters/IMSEP_nov10.pdf.

DISCOUNTED HP INK CARTRIDGESNEW

Campus Supply has a limited supply of HP ink cartridges available on a first come, first-served basis at a discounted price. Visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/campussupply/index.asp for further information and a listing of what's available. If you have questions, contact Pam Rousselow at 3-2451.

ASSESSMENT MINI-GRANTS FOR SPRING 2011NEW

It's not too late to submit an assessment mini-grant proposal for this spring. Funding is still available; grant-funded activities don't need to be completed until June 30. Proposals will be reviewed by the University Student Outcomes Assessment Committee on a rolling basis, beginning in January. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/assessment/minigrants.shtml.

PRESENTATION LINKS TO OCT. 9 R&D SUMMITNEW

To view the archived presentations from the R&D Education Summit held on Oct. 9, visit http://www.uni.edu/rdschool/events. Presentations include the keynote by Sharon Robinson, president and CEO of AACTE, and the four presenters from national R&D schools.

ORDER COOKIE DOUGH FROM PANTHER PANTRYNEW

Eleven flavors of frozen cookie dough are available from Fresh Beginnings, the UNI bakery. The 3.5-pound tubs should make 3.5 dozen cookies and are priced $7.99 to $15.99 per tub. Orders can be placed on the Panther Pantry website through Wednesday, Dec. 15. For more information, visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/cart/shop.cgi?master_id=1.

DIVERSITY MATTERS AWARD NOMINATIONS - DUE DEC. 15NEW

Nominations for the Diversity Matters awards are now being accepted. Eligible nominees include students, faculty or staff members who have made exceptional contributions to achieving UNI’s diversity-related goals. The awards will be presented at the Town Hall Meeting for Diversity on Thursday, Jan. 20. For more information and a nomination form, visit http://preview.tinyurl.com/2bwn4de. For more information on the town hall, visit http://www.uni.edu/diversity/townhall.shtml.

SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS ASSISTANCE PROGRAMNEW

About 1,000 families in the Cedar Valley are in need of clothing and toys this holiday season and need help. Stop by one of the giving trees located at Prexy's and Essentials in MAU, Biscotti's in RDC, and 23rd Street Market in COM. Choose an ornament from the tree, purchase the item and return the unwrapped purchase to any of the giving tree locations. Donation collection ends at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS TO READ MYUNIVERSE NEWSNEW
PROFESSIONAL WRITING PROGRAM SEEKS CLIENTSNEW

The UNI Professional Writing Program seeks individual and organizational clients who need to have print and digital publications created, e.g., newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. For more information, contact prof-writing@uni.edu.

PANTHERS GIVE BACK: HAT AND MITTEN DONATIONS NEEDEDNEW

As the temperature goes down, the need for warm clothing goes up. Consider purchasing child-size hats and mittens and dropping them off at the box next to the decorated tree in MAU. Donations will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 17. All items will be donated to local community schools. Sponsored by Maucker Union.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

CALL FOR POSTERS AND CREATIVE PRESENTATIONS AT 2011 UNI SYMPOSIUM

UNI faculty and staff are reminded that Friday, Dec. 3, is the deadline for submitting abstracts for poster and creative presentations at "Scholars in Action: The 2011 UNI Symposium on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity" to be held Friday, Feb. 11, in Maucker Union. Guidelines are posted at http://www.uni.edu/osp/2011-poster-and-creative-activity-guidelines.

FACULTY CONSULTATIONSNEW

Not satisfied with your students' reading and study skills this semester? Want to see improvements next semester? The Reading & Learning Center will work with you to help your students develop better reading and learning processes. E-mail the reading and learning coordinator, Gina Burkart, at gina.burkart@uni.edu for more information.

ATHLETICS

WRESTLING

Wrestling hosts the UNI Open on Saturday, Dec. 4, in the UNI-Dome.

VOLLEYBALLNEW

UNI Volleyball is hosting the first and second rounds of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3 and 4, in the McLeod Center. The Panthers earned the No. 5 overall seed and will face Missouri in the first round at 8 p.m., Friday. The other Friday match pits Northwestern against Arizona at 6 p.m. The winners will advance to play at 4 p.m. Saturday. All-session reserved tickets are available for $15, and general admission tickets are $14. Youth and student tickets are $8.

BASKETBALLNEW

Women's basketball hosts Northern Illinois at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, in the West Gym.

PANTHER ATHLETICS
Men's basketball hosts Bradley at 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 9, in the McLeod Center.
Women's basketball hosts Missouri State at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 6, and  Wichita State at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 8. Both games are in the McLeod Center.
Correction: Wrestling hosts the NWCA National Duals tournament on Saturday, Jan. 8, and Sunday, Jan. 9, in the UNI-Dome. Action begins at 9 a.m. both days.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

DECEMBER WELLNESS E-NEWSLETTER

Check out the Wellness & Recreation Services December newsletter at www.uni.edu/wellrec. Follow the link on the homepage to check out updates on important WRS events and programs, and read about tips for surviving the holidays.

DINING SPECIALS

EGGNOG AT CHATSNEW

Fresh eggnog from the local Hansen's Dairy is available at Chats. Stop by and enjoy a hot eggnog latte or try a peppermint mocha with whipped cream.

ROASTERIE COFFEENEW

The specialty coffee for December at Chats is '40 Sardines.' Don't let the name fool you. The coffee has an earthy and exotic aroma that breaks into a mild acidity of dark ripe cherry and bittersweet cocoa.

FREE FOOD SAMPLESNEW

The 23rd Street Market will offer free samples of Minh stir-fry, along with potstickers and crab rangoon, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6.

EMPLOYMENT

JOB OPENINGS AT UNI

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