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Thursday, Nov 18, 2010

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NEWS

TRAFFIC WILL BE REROUTED FOR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

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.

COURSE DEVELOPMENT AWARDS - PROPOSALS DUE DEC. 1

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 belle.cowden@uni.edu. 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 oridds@uni.edu. Proposals for both awards are due Wednesday, Dec. 1. Guidelines and proposal forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/faculty/courseproposals.

ELECTRICAL SHUTDOWN

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.

UNI IN THE NEWS

Chris Larimer, political science, was a participant on The Exchange on Iowa Public Radio.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/29o7tpd

Scott Peters, political science, was quoted in a story on KETK-TV, Tyler, Texas.

http://www.ketknbc.com/news/families-in-jeopardy.

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

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES NEWSLETTER

The November 2010 newsletter from Student Disability Services has been posted online. Read about upcoming events to help students find employment, tips on discussing tough topics and more. Read the newsletter at www.uni.edu/sds/FacultyStaffNewsletter.shtml

AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK - TEACHER EDUCATION POINTS OF DISTINCTION

The week of Nov. 15 is American Education Week. UNI has a 134-year tradition in teacher education. Did you know that UNI has the largest teacher preparation program in Iowa? UNI graduates 500 new teachers every year.

EARLY PROCESSING OF STUDENT BIWEEKLY TIMECARDS FOR DEC. 1 PAYDAY

Saturday, Nov. 20, is the cutoff date for the Dec. 1 biweekly payday. Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, timecards will be processed early and must be approved by 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 23, to be included in the Dec. 1 paycheck. Make sure timecards are submitted and approved to meet this deadline.

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 websites. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/resources/weather.

SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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 Maucker Union, Biscotti's in the Redeker Center, and 23rd St Market in the Commons. Choose an ornament from the tree, purchase the item and return the unwrapped purchase to any of the giving tree locations. Donation collection begins Tuesday, Nov. 16 and ends at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8.

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.

MY UNIVERSE PORTAL AND ONLINE APPLICATION MAINTENANCENEW

The PeopleSoft systems will be offline for system maintenance from 4:30 to 7 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 20. This will affect the MyUniverse portal as well as the other portal applications, and the Online Application for Admission.

MEMFIS OUTAGE SCHEDULEDNEW

Host Operating System upgrades are scheduled from 4 to 6 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 24. MEMFIS will shut down from 4 to 6 a.m. to reboot the host servers as part of the operating system upgrade. Full access will be restored by 6 a.m. Questions concerning this outage should be directed to Kip Miller at kip.miller@uni.edu prior to the end of business Tuesday, Nov. 23.

BUCKLE UPNEW

The UNI Police Division, along with 325 other agencies, will increase enforcement Tuesday, Nov. 23, through Monday, Nov. 29. They urge motorists to buckle up "every trip, every time," drive safely and drive sober. This effort is part of the Iowa Special Traffic Enforcement Program (sTEP). Contact Lieutenant Doug Widen at 3-2712 for more information.

KOOB FUND FOR STUDENT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENTNEW

The Koob Fund application deadline has been extended to Friday, Dec. 3. The Koob Fund provides financial assistance to students interning at nonprofit organizations in Iowa. Awards up to $2,000 are available for undergraduate students and $3,000 for graduate students. For more information, visit http://www.uni-foundation.org/page.aspx?id=lotw36p87 or contact Julianne Gassman at 3-2264 or e-mail gassman@uni.edu.

NEWSLETTER CHANGES DUE TO HOLIDAYNEW

Due to Thanksgiving break, there will not be a MyUNIverse News on Monday, Nov. 22. The next issue is Monday, Nov. 29 and the deadline for submissions is noon, Tuesday, Nov. 23.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

UNI guests will be featured panelists on Iowa Public Radio's show The Exchange, at noon, Thursday, Nov. 18. The one-hour show will feature Betty Zan, Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education. She will discuss childhood education and the need for quality pre-K education programs in Iowa. Nadene Davidson, department of teaching and Barry Wilson, educational psychology and foundations, will discuss teacher assessment and student performance.

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVENEW

The Thanksgiving Food Drive will run through Friday, Nov. 19. All donations will benefit the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Drop-off centers include the Wesley Foundation at 2422 College St. and the Student Involvement and Activities Center (SIAC) on the second floor of Maucker Union.

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR SEED GRANTS

Seed funding has been provided by the Office of the Provost for research, creative, outreach, and PreK-12 education projects by UNI faculty and staff this spring and/or into 2012. The purpose is to support early-stage or pilot activities that will enhance external grant-seeking success. Deadline is Monday, Jan. 10. Guidelines and session details are at http://www.uni.edu/osp/osp-seed-grant. OSP will host several information sessions on the seed grants during the week of Nov. 29 through Dec. 3. Questions can be directed to anita.gordon@uni.edu or hillery.oberle@uni.edu.

CORRECTION IN 2010-2011 TELEPHONE DIRECTORY

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.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS TO READ MYUNIVERSE NEWSNEW
ARE YOU A FAN OF FOX TELEVISION'S SHOW 'LIE TO ME'?

If you have seen five or more episodes of "Lie to Me," consider participating in a one-on-one interview to collect data for a master's research paper exploring deception detection. Interviews will be scheduled based on participant availability. E-mail Shannon Erb at shannon.erb@uni.edu for more information.

PERFORMING ARTS

DRUMLINE LIVE AT GALLAGHER-BLUEDORN

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.

BENEFIT CONCERT WITH MIKE SHAW

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 - FEATURING UNI PIANO STUDENTS

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.

JOHN ANGOTTI CONCERT

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.

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: TERRI ARMFIELD, OBOE

Visiting artist and UNI alumna Terri Armfield will present an oboe recital at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 29, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Currently serving as assistant professor of oboe and music theory at Western Carolina University in North Carolina, Armfield has been a featured soloist with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra and now performs with various ensembles in the community and at Western Carolina University. This event is free and open to the public.

UNI OPERA SCENES PERFORMANCENEW

The UNI School of Music opera program will present an opera scenes performance featuring student musicians at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 30, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.

UNI CLARINET STUDIO AND CLARINET ENSEMBLE CONCERTNEW

The UNI Clarinet Studio and Ensemble will offer a fall concert at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

UNI STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTNEW

The UNI Student Chamber Music Concert will be held at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

FREE DAYS IN THE WELLNESS/RECREATION CENTER

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.

INTRAMURAL 5-ON-5 CO-REC INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENTNEW

Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 29 through Dec. 1, in WRC 161. Open to students, faculty and staff. The tournament costs $20 per team with a two-game guarantee and is limited to the first eight teams to register. Game day is at 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5, at the WRC South Courts. For more information, call 3-7262.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

MEMFIS USER GROUP MEETING MINUTES

Minutes from the October MUG meeting are available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/memfis_users/mug_minutes/mm201027-28.pdf.

OPEN ENROLLMENT DEADLINENEW

The deadline to make changes to or enroll in benefits during open enrollment is Monday, Nov. 29. Merit employees can make changes to or enroll in health, dental, vision insurance or flexible spending. All benefits-eligible employees may enroll in flexible spending and vision insurance. Complete an enrollment form at www.uni.edu/hrs/benefits and return it to Human Resource Services, 0034.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAMNEW

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

2010 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK

Join International Programs in celebrating 2010 International Education Week, now through Nov. 19. Experience other cultures' music, movies, food, traditions, sports and more. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.uni.edu/internationalprograms.

OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

Experience Christmas in the 1940s with an evening of crafts and caroling at Marshall Center One-Room School. Cost is $1 per child; children must be accompanied by an adult. Register and pay by Tuesday, Nov. 23. For more information, call 3-2188.

DINING FOR DOLLARS, A BENEFIT FOR THE NORTHEAST IOWA FOOD BANK

It's estimated that one in eight Iowans goes to bed hungry. This holiday season, you can make a difference in an easy and fun way. Dining for Dollars, a fundraiser for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Electric Park Ballroom, in Waterloo. The event will consist of a meal, live music, prizes and various speakers from the Cedar Valley community. Purchase tickets by Thursday, Nov. 25 for a discount. More information and tickets are available at http://diningfordollarsneifb.eventbrite.com/. The event is organized by Public Relations Campaign Methods.

CELEBRATE THE SEASONS DEC. 2

The annual Celebrate the Seasons event will take place from 8 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, MAU. Celebrate the Seasons is a free, interactive and fun-filled event for all. Enjoy craft activities, free snacks, hot chocolate and music. All activities are first-come, first-served. For more information, e-mail Kim Kluesner at kluesnek@uni.edu.

GOLDEN KEY BOOK DRIVENEW

Golden Key International Honour Society is conducting a book drive on campus to benefit disadvantaged families who may not have access to educational materials in the U.S. Look for bins around campus and donate used textbooks and other books. For more information, contact Jessie Uhlenkamp at uhlenkaj@uni.edu.

THE LANGUAGE OF JAZZNEW

As part of UNI International Education Week, the TESOL/Linguistics Club will host UNI student jazz combos and The Salsa Band for a night of live Jazz. The Language of Jazz event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, in the Hemisphere Lounge, MAU.

BLOOD DRIVE AT MAUCKER UNIONNEW

SAE fraternity with the Red Cross will host a blood drive Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Sign up online at redcrossblood.org, with sponsor code 740, or sign-up between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Nov. 29 or 30, at an information table across from Chats in MAU. Walk-ins are also welcome.

T-SHIRT SALENEW

T-Shirts and other gifts are available at the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society sale on Tuesday, Nov. 30; Wednesday, Dec. 1; and Thursday, Dec. 2, in the SEC lobby.

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

'AN ENTREPRENEUR'S PERSPECTIVE' WITH JEFF QUINT OF CEDAR RIDGE WINERY

The final installment of the "Entrepreneur's Perspective" series will be at noon, Thursday, Nov. 18, at www.myentre.net. This free webinar will feature Jeff Quint, owner and founder of the Cedar Ridge Winery near Swisher, Iowa. Since graduating from UNI as a certified public accountant, Quint has worked with a number of growth-oriented companies, including four he helped create. In 2003, he and his wife, Laurie, founded Cedar Ridge Vineyards on 27 acres, releasing their first wines in 2005. They became the first legal distillery in Iowa since Prohibition. Today, they manage a new 7,000-square-foot winery and distillery located among their vineyards in rural Swisher.

ADVENT STORYTELLINGNEW

Professional storyteller Gail Froyen will present "Small Gifts, Trail of Light," an evening of stories for Advent reflection, from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 29, at St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center, 1019 W. 23rd St. An opportunity for fellowship and refreshments will follow.

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 3-6898 or ADP-UNI@UNI.edu.

ATHLETICS

WRESTLING

Wrestling hosts Old Dominion at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, in the West Gym.

BASKETBALLNEW

Women's basketball hosts Iowa State at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 21, in the McLeod Center.

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.

HOURS

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK
CHANGE IN LIBRARY HOURS OVER THANKSGIVING

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#thanks. Youth books checked out anytime Saturday, Nov. 13, are due Monday, Nov. 29. 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, at the prompt enter your CatID.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

CHATS THANKSGIVING HOURS

Chats in Maucker Union will be open the following hours during the week of Thanksgiving, Nov. 22 through 26: 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday; closed Thursday through Sunday; reopens at 7 a.m., Monday, Nov. 29. The menu includes a reduced bakery selection in addition to two sandwich choices and one salad entrée choice.

EMPLOYMENT

JOB OPENINGS AT UNI

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