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Thursday, Jan 6, 2011

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NEWS

REGISTER BY JAN. 14 FOR THE 2011 UNI SYMPOSIUMNEW

Don't forget to register for Scholars in Action: The 2011 UNI Symposium on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity to be held Friday, Feb. 11, in Maucker Union.  All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. To register, visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/2011-research-symposium. The registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 14. If you have questions, contact Anita Gordon at anita.gordon@uni.eu or 3-6148. 

DEEDEE HEISTAD NAMED LIBERAL ARTS CORE DIRECTOR NEW

Deedee Heistad has been named Liberal Arts Core director. She'll be responsible for providing leadership, vision and advocacy for the LAC and will represent the provost’s office on all matters related to the LAC. She is currently a member of the LAC Review Steering Committee and is a member of the leadership team for the university’s participation in the HLC Assessment Academy, which is designed to help UNI develop and implement an assessment plan for the new LAC.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP PROGRAMNEW

Do you want to learn about another culture and share American hospitality with international students? The International Friendship Program is seeking friendly, open-minded families to participate in UNI's nonresidential host-family program for international students. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/ciep/ciepfamiliesandfriendsp.html or e-mail Sally Roos at ciepactivities@uni.edu.

INFLUENCE OF LIFE STRESS ON DRIVING BEHAVIORS STUDYNEW

UNI faculty and staff are invited to participate in a study being conducted for a master's thesis that investigates life stress and driving behaviors. To participate or for more information, visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LES-DS and complete the surveys. 

RECLAIM YOUR HOLIDAYS: INPUT NEEDEDNEW

If you learned about UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education’s (CEEE) Reclaim Your Holidays (RYH) project last year, the CEEE wants to hear about your holiday experience. Information about RYH was in Words of Wellness, the Cedar Falls Utilities' newsletter, in newspapers, on the RYH website, Facebook, Iowa Public Radio’s Talk of Iowa and at UNI’s Green Holiday Open House. Please take a few minutes to complete a survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GD253M5.

PEPSI VENDING PRICESNEW

Effective immediately, the cost of soda in the Pepsi vending machines has increased to $1.50. This price increase is consistent with other increases in the cost of Pepsi products around campus and in other Pepsi vending venues around the area. The cost of other beverages from the vending machines hasn't changed. Questions can be directed to Kelly Flege at Kelly.flege@uni.edu or 273-3420.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

Laura Jackson, biology, was part of a panel discussing climate change in Iowa on IPR's The Exchange, Jan. 4. http://preview.tinyurl.com/2abb6rs

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

INTRAMURAL PRE-SEASON BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT NEW

The tournament is open to students, faculty and staff, and there are both men's and women's divisions. Play begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18, on the WRC South Courts. There will be a mandatory manager's meeting at 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 10, in SEC 247. There will be make-up manager's meetings at 3:15 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 11 and 12, in WRC 150. Register from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 11 and 12, in WRC 161. For more information, call 3-7262.

LIVE HEALTHY IOWA GROUP ID

It's time to register for Live Healthy Iowa. The UNI group ID is LHIUNI. To register, visit  http://www.livehealthyiowa.org and enter this group ID. You can also visit  http://www.uni.edu/wellrec and click the Live Healthy Iowa tab for more information. The program starts Thursday, Jan. 20. For help registering a team, contact Alyssa Reichelt at alyssar@uni.edu.

SPECIAL EVENTS

UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS

A beginning violin or viola class will be offered by the UNI Suzuki School. The sessions begin with parent classes followed by twice weekly group sessions for young students ages 4 to 6. Following this introductory period, students will be assigned an individual lesson teacher and have an individual lesson and a group lesson each week until the end of the spring semester. For more information and registration details, visit www.uni.edu/music/suzuki/node/100, call 3-2508 or e-mail cathy.craig@uni.edu.

MLK DAY CELEBRATIONNEW

Dwight Watson, dean of the College of Education, will reflect upon the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a celebration of his life works and accomplishments. The event will take place  at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 17, at the CME (upper level of Maucker Union).

HOURS

NEW HOURS FOR CHATS AND ESSENTIALS IN THE MAUCKER UNION FOR SPRING SEMESTERNEW

Beginning Jan. 10, Chats will be closed on Saturdays and open from 5 to 11 p.m. on Sundays. Essentials will be closed Saturdays and Sundays. The 23rd Street Market located in the Commons will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to midnight Sundays.

HOURS FOR CHATS IN MAUCKER UNION JAN. 3-7

Chats will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. through Friday, Jan. 7. Chats will be closed Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 8 and 9, reopening at 7 a.m., Monday, Jan. 10. The menu will include a reduced bakery selection, two sandwich choices and one salad entrée.

LIBRARY HOURS FOR THE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BIRTHDAY WEEKEND NEW

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#mlk. There will be no special vacation loans during the weekend. Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to closing time. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

CORNERSTONE COURSE INFORMATIONAL MEETINGSNEW

UNI Cornerstone course informational meetings will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 12, and from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 13, in CME 109. Learn how you can be part of a teaching team for an experimental version of this course as early as fall 2011. For more information, contact April Chatham-Carpenter at chatham@uni.edu.

ATHLETICS

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.

DINING SPECIALS

BISCOTTI'S LUNCH SPECIALS NEW

Lunch specials at Biscotti's include Panther chili and macaroni and cheese every other Monday. Walking tacos are available on Tuesdays, and hot cider is available on Wednesdays through the end of February. Chicken enchilada soup is available on Thursdays.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

FREE WEBINAR ON HIRING EMPLOYEESNEW

Attend a live MyEntre.Net Webinar at noon, Thursday, Jan. 6, and learn how to take the first steps in hiring. Consultant and business owner Pat Galasso of Galasso & Frakes will share her common-sense approach to interviewing, hiring and motivating your first employee. To attend, login at http://www.myentre.net/tabId/75/itemId/758/I-Really-Need-to-Hire-Someone-but.aspx.

PERFORMING ARTS

GRADUATE VIOLIN STUDIO RECITAL

Frederick Halgedahl, School of Music, will coordinate a violin studio recital featuring his graduate students at 8 p.m.,  Monday, Jan. 10,  in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.