UNI is accepting internal applications for a three-year renewable term appointment as the Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Director. A complete description of the position with instructions for applicants can be found at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa. All applications received by Thursday, Nov. 18 will receive full consideration.
Thursday, Nov 11, 2010
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UNI recently launched the "I am… UNI" campaign. The campaign is the result of three years of research and planning. Faculty, staff and students are invited to an informal, behind-the-scenes presentation about the brand campaign at 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 15, in the College Eye Room, MAU. Refreshments will be provided. To learn more about the campaign, see http://www.IamUNI.net/inside.
Help support the Northeast Iowa Food Bank by dropping off canned goods or donating money at Essentials in Maucker Union now through Nov. 30. Help surpass last year's donation of 130 pounds of food and $266. Each $1 raised buys $11 worth of groceries. Look for special discounts with each donation level met at Essentials.
The UNI Teacher Education Faculty fall meeting will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in SEC 246. The meeting topic is governance issues in the university-wide teacher education program. Three governance models created by TEF faculty study groups will be presented and discussed. All faculty, staff, and administrators interested in improvement of teacher education are welcome to attend. Refreshments and social to follow in the Schindler Lobby.
The Culture and Intensive English Program is seeking families to host international students as part of the International Friendship Program. Families must be willing to commit to bringing an international student into their home at least once per month for conversation or a hot meal. For more information, contact Sally Roos at email@example.com. Application forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/ciep/ciepfamiliesandfriendsp.html.
Do you know a student who is passionate about UNI, enthusiastic and enjoys public speaking? Encourage them to apply for the Student Admissions Ambassadors. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 19. Apply at: http://www.uni.edu/admissions/saa/membership.html.
The university intends to apply for inclusion in this year's President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service in Washington, D.C. UNI was awarded the distinction of "Honor Roll Member" in the President's Community Service Honor Roll for 2008 and 2009. In light of that recognition and consistent with the new strategic plan, faculty and staff are asked to complete the community service projects inventory at http://www.ir.uni.edu/surveys/communityservice/ by Wednesday, Nov. 17. Contact Patricia Geadelmann (Patricia.Geadelmann@uni.edu) with general questions and Scott Busche firstname.lastname@example.org with technical questions.
The PeopleSoft student systems will be offline for system patching from 5 to 7 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 13. This will affect the Online Application for Admission, the My Universe Portal, Campus Solutions and CRM.
Help clean up the UNI bioswales at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 13. The bioswales are an important part of energy conservation and sustainability on the UNI campus. For more information on the cleanup, visit the Student Nature Society's Facebook page, or e-mail Susan Meerdink at email@example.com.
It's recommended that those traveling east on U.S. Highway 20 to Cedar Falls take the exit just past Dike and come to the UNI-Dome on West 27th Street. Local motorists are encouraged to avoid Hudson Road and University Avenue immediately before and after the games. A full game schedule can be found at iahsaa.org/football.
The university will be under reduced operations during the holidays. For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/news/documents/hrs_holiday_hours.pdf.
Faculty interested in converting an existing course to a fully online format using UNI's eLearning system can submit proposals for course development awards. Proposals for summer and fall 2011 courses will be accepted. For more information, contact Belle Cowden at 3-7211 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, in collaboration with ITS-Educational Technology, awards will be available for faculty members interested in developing a technology-enhanced, face-to-face course with the UNI eLearning system. Proposals for spring and summer 2011 are being accepted. For more information, contact ITS-Educational Technology at 3-2309 or email@example.com. Proposals for both awards are due Wednesday, Dec. 1. Guidelines and proposal forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/faculty/courseproposals.
Due to an electrical shutdown Monday, Nov. 22, there will be no deliveries made from the Warehouse on that day. If there are questions, call 277-0765.
Many changes are underway for fall Commencement: electronic RSVP, a new venue, a reception to follow Commencement and a new diploma. If you know a student who will be participating in the upcoming ceremony, please refer them to the Office of the Registrar website for more information http://www.uni.edu/registrar/story/attention-fall-2010-graduates-and-commencement-attendees.
Chris Larimer, political science, was a participant on The Exchange on Iowa Public Radio.
Scott Peters, political science, was quoted in a story on KETK-TV, Tyler, Texas.
Workshops on understanding flooding issues were mentioned in many media outlets, including The Chicago Tribune. Carl Bollwinkel, CEEE, is organizing the workshops. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-ia-floodeducation-io,0,5705303.story
The contact information for Rebecca (Beccy) Johnson in the 2010-2011 Telephone Directory is wrong. Her campus address is: Office of International Programs, GIL 28, mail code 0520, phone, 3-6807.
Nominations are being accepted for the Eunice A. Dell Award for "Making a Difference." Individuals may nominate employees in the Division of Administration and Financial Services who have made a difference at UNI and/or in the community. Information, award criteria and nomination forms can be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/. Deadline for nominations is 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3.
Rod Library is interested in learning how you feel about its services. Your input is important. Take the survey by Friday, Nov. 19, at http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22BEGPT7979.
A vigil to remember Janet McClain will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Maucker Union roof area. McClain worked for the university for 30 years.
Every two seconds someone in America needs blood. St. Stephen's will host its fall blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in the basement community room. Whether its blood, food donations or time, all are greatly needed and appreciated. Stop by the lounge, visit www.redcrossblood.org, or call 266-9863 to make an appointment. Contact Dawn (firstname.lastname@example.org), Lynnette (email@example.com) or Michael (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Guest artist Roger Chase will present a viola master class at 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in Room 30, GBPAC. Born in London, violist Roger Chase studied at the Royal College of Music and has played as a soloist or chamber musician in major cities throughout the U.K., U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan, the Middle East, India, most of Eastern and all of Western Europe and Scandinavia. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI circle of Omicron Delta Kappa will host the 2010 fall induction of new members from noon to 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 14, in the Slife Ballroom, Commons. ODK members, inductees, as well as families and guests of those being honored, are welcome to attend. ODK is the oldest and sole honorary recognizing excellence in academics and leadership at UNI.
Join the Office of International Programs for a kick-off event for the 2010 International Education Week, at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 14, in Lang Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public and features an introduction from Provost Gloria Gibson, keynote address by UNI international alum Guang Jin, musical and dance performances and appetizers and refreshments.
The Multicultural Teaching Alliance, an organization of undergraduate education majors, will host a multicultural teachers' reception, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, in the Georgian Lounge, Commons. This event brings together teachers from the community who are dedicated to multicultural education.
NIFFP will host its annual local food dinner at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, at the Waterloo Public Market Building. The dinner will feature local ingredients prepared by Chef Dan Ankrum and the Iowa premiere of Swabian-Hall pork. For more information and to RSVP, e-mail Andrea Rissing at email@example.com.
UNI Right to Life will offer free cupcakes to students and faculty at the following times and locations: from 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the front lobby, SEC; and from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov. 17, second floor, Lang Hall. For more information about UNI Right to Life, visit http://unirtl.weebly.com/.
Tuesday, Nov. 16, is Traditional Clothing Day for International Education Week. Faculty and students are encouraged to wear clothing from other countries to help celebrate. For a complete schedule of events for International Education Week, visit www.uni.edu/internationalprograms.
Join members of the Department of Political Science for a forum discussing "Election 2010: What Did it Mean?" from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday Nov. 10, in SEC 246. For more information, contact Donna Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DyAnn Longseth, vice president at Veridian Credit Union, will discuss how Veridian has integrated leadership concepts and practices throughout the organization, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in SEC 323. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Leadership Studies at 3-6898.
RISMAN TALK: 'HOOKING UP AND THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION'
Barbara Risman, renowned gender and family scholar, will present a lecture "Hooking Up and the Sexual Revolution" at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12, in CBB 320. Risman's research examines the changing meanings of sexuality and respect among Millennials. A reception will follow the lecture.
Maureen White, president of Cedar Falls AAUW, will discuss the process for being appointed or volunteering for government boards, committees and commissions from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, at University Book and Supply. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact American Democracy Project at 3-6898.
Robert McKay of the Iowa Geological and Water Survey will discuss a geologic structure near Decorah that may have been caused by a meteorite impact at 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, in LAT 125.
Kris Meyer, a motivational storyteller, will present "The Power of Storytelling" at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, in SEC 323. Meyer has more than 25 years of storytelling experience. Come learn how storytelling can be used to make connections, build relationships, create meaningful counseling sessions and teach about life to all ages. Free and open to all.
Ken Murphy, who is blind, will speak at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, in CME 109AB. Murphy will share personal experiences about overcoming obstacles as a blind person.
"What Inspires You?" scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the University Museum has been canceled.
Helen Chen from Stanford University and John Ittelson from California State University will present a webcast on using e-portfolios to collect evidence of student learning at multiple levels from noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Oak Room, MAU. Bring your lunch. Co-sponsored by Academic Assessment and ITS Educational Technology. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/assessment.
Visiting artists Mark Votapek, cello, and Ralph Votapek, piano, will present a recital at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. Mark Votapek is assistant professor of cello at the University of Arizona School of Music and has served as principal cellist of the Honolulu Symphony and associate principal cellist of the Saint Louis Symphony. Pianist Ralph Votapek has made hundreds of appearances with major American orchestras; partnered by such legendary conductors as Rafael Kubelik, William Steinberg and Erich Leinsdorf; and is professor emeritus of piano at the Michigan State University College of Music. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNITUBA Ensembles will offer a fall recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artists Roger Chase, viola, and Michiko Otaki, piano, will present a recital at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Chase is a celebrated viola soloist and chamber musician who has performed in major cities throughout the U.K., U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan, the Middle East and more. Otaki, who regularly collaborates with Chase, has recorded and toured with the Slovak Sinfonietta, Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic, Brno Chamber Soloists and the Pilsen Philharmonic. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Suzuki School will present its bi-annual recital weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13 and 14 at various times in Russell Hall. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/music/suzuki.
The UNI Chamber Wind Players will offer a fall recital at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
The Northwind Quintet will offer a fall recital at 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, featuring UNI School of Music faculty artists Tom Barry, oboe; Amanda McCandless, clarinet; David Rachor, bassoon; and Yu-Ting Su, horn. This event is free and open to the public.
The CAB Comedy Show with Cristela Alonzo and Adam Grabowski will be held from 9 to 10:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11. Free food will be offered before the show. For more information, check out the fall calendar at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/cab/.
Haitian artwork from the Waterloo Center for the Arts will be on display at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 14, at the GBPAC. There will be a performance of cultural drumming in the lobby beginning at 2 p.m. Master Haitian percussionist Gaston "Bonga" Jean-Baptiste leads Bonga and The Vodou Drums of Haiti, a collective that presents traditional Haitian roots music, mizik rasin. This ensemble features skilled ceremonial drummers, singers and dancers rooted in the diverse musical tradition of Haiti. Vodou Drums of Haiti are also presented in an innovative jazz format featuring drum, cello, reeds, brass, balafon and vocals. For tickets visit any UNItix location, call 3-4TIX or visit www.gbpac.org.
The UNI Horn Choir will offer a fall recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Symphonic Band and the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will present a fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
DrumLine Live will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, at the GBPAC. With riveting rhythms, bold beats and ear-grabbing energy, this show is a synchronized musical showcase of the historically black colleges and universities marching band tradition. Incorporating original compositions and soul-infused interpretations of Top 40 hits, group performances will range from colorful, choreographed routines to heavy doses of drum riffs and cadences. For tickets, visit any UNItix location, call 3-4TIX or visit www.gbpac.org.
Mike Shaw, a contemporary Christian vocalist, will perform at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Riverview Conference Center in Cedar Falls. All proceeds will benefit the Waverly Health Center Birthing Center. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $15 for college students, $20 for the general public and $50 for a pack of four. The concert is organized by UNI's Public Relations Campaign Methods class.
Chopin Bonanza #3 will be held at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. In a continuing celebration of the 200th anniversary of Chopin's birth, faculty artist Dmitri Vorobiev will coordinate this third and final recital in a series of performances featuring student musicians from the piano studio at UNI. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club Christmas Variety Shows will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3, and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. The Glee Club men will perform holiday favorites and beautiful winter songs. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.
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 273-4849 or St. Stephen at 266-9863. Visit www.ststephenuni.org and click on the John Angotti link for more information.
A workshop on Starting a Business I & II will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, in BCS 33. Advance registration is required. Call 3-5732 or e-mail email@example.com.
Volleyball hosts Indiana State at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12. The Panthers host Illinois State at 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13. Both matches are in the McLeod Center.
Swimming hosts South Dakota State at 8 a.m. and Northern Colorado at noon, Saturday, Nov. 13, in the Glen F. Henry Pool.
Football hosts Missouri State in the final home game of the regular season at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, in the UNI-Dome.
Anyone who has access to credit card documentation or data needs to attend a session being offered as part of the annual Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance requirements. It's critical that any UNI employee with responsibilities for credit card processing or reconciling, along with supervisors of these positions, attend. Invest in this 75-minute training to protect yourself and the university. To see more program details and for registration information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/documents/PCI_Compliance_training.pdf.
A TIAA CREF representative will be on campus conducting one-on-one counseling sessions Wednesday, Nov. 17, Dec. 1, 2, 15, 16 and Jan. 11, 12,19 and 20. Common questions that a representative can help with are: 1) Is my investment mix appropriate? 2) Am I saving enough to maintain my lifestyle in retirement? and 3) How do I use my funds for income in retirement? To sign up for these complimentary meetings, visit www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call (toll free) 866-842-2977.
Faculty and staff who are not paid users of the WRC are invited to use WRC facilities free of charge from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Nov. 22 through 24, by presenting their UNI ID at the Welcome Desk. Spouses and tax-dependent children also are welcome. For pool and climbing wall hours, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/hours/docs/thanksgiving2010hours.pdf.
USA Ballroom Dance Champions Nels Petersen and Theresa Kimler will teach workshops Saturday, Nov. 13, in WRC 185. The workshops are free and open to everyone. Come learn how to ballroom dance from some of the best in the world. The workshops will be as follows: 9 a.m., swing - beginning to advanced; 10 a.m., waltz - beginning; 11 a.m., rumba - intermediate; and noon, tango - advanced. For more information, contact Daniel Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-3560.
"Action Is Eloquence" art exhibition is the third in a yearlong series of events featuring UNI Department of Art alumni, titled "Time is Ripe." Participants include: Bruce Charlesworth (B.A. '72), Dawn Gettler (B.F.A. '03), Karla Hackenmiller (B.F.A. '93) and Tom Mueske (B.F.A. '05).
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at www.uni.edu/resources/employment/.
Merit vacancies are available for viewing at www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp.