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Thursday, Nov 4, 2010

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SPECIAL EVENTS

COOKING FOR A CURE

The UNI Public Relations Student Society of America will host a benefit breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Wesley Foundation in Cedar Falls. Tickets are $5 if purchased before the event and $7 the day of. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society and professional activities for PRSSA members.

VETERAN'S DAY YELLOW RIBBON TYING

The UNI Student Veterans Association will assist the Student Involvement and Activities Center's "Volunteer Tuesday" initiative in recognition of Veteran's Day by tying yellow ribbons around trees on campus. If interested, contact either John Berglin (jberglin@uni.edu) or Steffanie Smith (steffers@uni.edu). Both groups will meet in the circle drive behind Maucker Union, at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9. Ribbons will be provided.

VETERANS LUNCHEON

The UNI Veterans Student Services Committee and Veteran Student Association will sponsor a luncheon for all student, faculty and staff veterans on campus from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11. Veterans will network and meet the Veterans Student Services Committee and the Student Veterans Association. If interested in attending, e-mail Veteran-Services@uni.edu and bring a form of governmental identification (Current/Expired Military ID, DD214, Promotion Warrant) to verify your veteran status.

VIGIL FOR JANET MCCLAINNEW

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.

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ST. STEPHEN'S CATHOLIC STUDENT CENTER BLOOD DRIVENEW

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 (koboltd@uni.edu), Lynnette (lmwagner@uni.edu) or Michael (dimarcom@uni.edu) with questions.

GUEST ARTIST MASTER CLASS: ROGE CHASE, VIOLANEW

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.

FALL ODK INDUCTION CEREMONY NOV. 14NEW

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.

KICK-OFF EVENT FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEKNEW

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.

MULTICULTURAL TEACHING ALLIANCE WILL HOST A MULTICULTURAL TEACHERS' RECEPTIONNEW

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.

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

'STILL ALICE' DISCUSS

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 8, at the UNI Museum to discuss "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova. Alice is a Harvard professor beset by Alzheimer's disease. Guest speaker is Bev McCadam, an Alzheimer's support volunteer. All are welcome, having read the book or not. The Museum is handicap accessible.

PR WATCHDOG JOHN STAUBER TO SPEAK

Investigative writer, activist and public interest organization consultant John Stauber will speak at UNI at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 8, in Lang Hall Auditorium. His lecture, "Toxic Sludge Is Good for You: How Propagandists Manage Democracy," is part of the Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series. Stauber will discuss a wide range of topics that illustrate the influence of unethical public relations practices, including how toxic sludge becomes "organic compost" for gardens, how BP has tried to position itself as an environmental leader and how news "echo chambers" reinforce political and social biases favorable to sponsors and advertisers. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Chris Martin, communication studies, at 3-7155, or christopher.martin@uni.edu.

POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF BISON WALLOWING BEHAVIOR ON A RESTORED PRAIRIE

Johanna Foster and Kimran Buckholz from Wartburg College will discuss their research project involving bison and plant communities at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center, located on West 27th Street. Part of the project involves looking at bison feces and using DNA extraction to determine the gender of the animal to better understand bison sexual segregation. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, rwelch@uni.edu, or 3-3828.

ELECTION 2010: WHAT DID IT MEAN?NEW

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 donna.hoffman@uni.edu.

TOWN AND GOWN HISTORY LECTURENEW

Ruth Ratliff, UNI Foundation, will present "Town and Gown When the Dow was Down: Cedar Falls and ISTC in 1933" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, in SRL 115. The event is free and open to the public.

LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATIONNEW

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.

NEWSPAPERS AND DECISION MAKINGNEW

Nancy Newhoff, editor of the Waterloo Courier, will address the critical role that newspapers play in a democracy, from 4:45 to 5:45, Wednesday, Nov. 10, in SEC 116. Newhoff will discuss the Courier's focus, how news is selected and trends affecting newspapers. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact American Democracy Project at 3-6898.

RISMAN TALK: 'HOOKING UP AND THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION'NEW
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.

SERVING ON GOVERNMENT BOARDSNEW

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.

PERFORMING ARTS

HALF-MASTED PRESENTS: IMPROVISED COMEDY

Half-Masted, UNI's improv comedy troupe, will offer improvised sketches and games galore, with a guest appearance by Gar-Kro 3000: not Gary Kroeger, but an incredible simulation. The shows are at 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 4, 5 and 6. A family-friendly matinee will be at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6. For more information, visit http://www.half-masted.com.

BENEFIT CONCERT WITH MIKE SHAW

Mike Shaw, a contemporary Christian vocalist, will perform 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. and the show starts at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18. 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 Public Relations Campaign Methods.

UNI JAZZ PANTHERS AND JAZZ BAND III

The UNI Jazz Panthers, under the direction of Robert Washut, will offer a fall concert with UNI Jazz Band III at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: DAVID THOMPSON, HORN

Visiting artist David Thompson will present a horn recital from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Thompson is the solo horn of the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra in Spain and is also the horn professor at Escuela Superior de Música de Cataluña in Spain. This event is free and open to the public.

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: DMITRI VOROBIEV, PIANO - BEETHOVEN #1

UNI School of Music faculty artist Dmitri Vorobiev will present a piano recital featuring the work of Ludwig van Beethoven at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Vorobiev plans to perform all piano works of Beethoven in a concert series beginning with this recital. This event is free and open to the public.

NORTHERN IOWA WIND SYMPHONY

The Northern Iowa Wind Symphony will offer its fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

FREEBIRD! MUSIC FESTIVALNEW

Enjoy live music by student bands at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5, BMT inside Strayer-Wood Theatre. The concert is free.

STAND-UP COMEDY NIGHTNEW

Come see the best of UNI's student comedians at 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, BMT, Strayer-Wood Theatre. There is no charge.

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: CELLO AND PIANONEW

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.

UNITUBA CONCERTNEW

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.

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: VIOLA AND PIANONEW

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.

 

UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL RECITAL WEEKENDNEW

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.

CHAMBER WIND PLAYERSNEW

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.

NORTHWIND QUINTETNEW

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.

NEWS

UNI REACCREDITATION VISIT NEXT WEEK

The HLC review team will be on campus Nov. 8 through 10. Your participation is critical. Learn how you can help at http://www.uni.edu/accreditation/faculty-and-staff-preparation. A series of reaccreditation open forums are scheduled so that faculty, staff and students can interact with the HLC review team. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/accreditation/open-forums. Faculty and staff are asked to add the new UNI mission statement to their UNI e-mail signatures. The mission statement is at www.uni.edu/strategicplan/. Also as part of the reaccreditation process, UNI has joined the Higher Learning Commission's Academy for Assessment of Student Learning. The purpose of UNI's participation is to develop and implement a plan for assessing learning in the new Liberal Arts Core currently under development. Learn more at http://www.uni.edu/accreditation/hlc-academy.

SAVE THE DATE FOR 2011 TOWN HALL MEETING ON DIVERSITY

Under the sponsorship of UNI's Diversity Council, the next Diversity Town Hall Meeting will be held in the afternoon, Thursday, Jan. 20. Exact time and details will be announced soon. All UNI community members are invited to help UNI reach its vision of a campus where diversity enriches every aspect of campus life. Contact diversity@uni.edu with any questions.

RECLAIM YOUR HOLIDAYS

Find tips for reclaiming your holidays and making them green at the Center for Energy and Environmental Education's website and Facebook page...plus, share your own tips and stories. For more information, visit www.reclaimyourholidays.org or http://on.fb.me/aMiwqC.

EVALUATE SATISFACTION WITH CAMPUS DINING SERVICES

What is your opinion of dining services on this campus? Take the four-minute survey this week and have some influence on future levels of service. Evaluate more than one dining venue and increase your chances to win one of the $50 Dining Dollar prizes. Link to the survey at http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/survey.htm. The login number is 124 (followed by your UNI ID number).

GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER. - CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAY

As part of the UNI United Way campaign to "give, advocate and volunteer," join other UNI volunteers at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank between 9 a.m. and noon, Saturday, Oct. 30. For directions, visit www.northeastiowafoodbank.org/managed/index.asp. Contact Pat Beck at pat.beck@uni.edu or 3-2333 for more information.

CEDAR FALLS CURBSIDE RECYCLING

Do you want curbside recycling in Cedar Falls? If so, show your support at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 8, at City Hall. Help the UNI student organization CurbSiders persuade the City Council to start a curbside recycling program.

PREPARING FOR THE HLC TEAM: REFLECTION QUESTION FOR THIS WEEK

A Higher Learning Commission review team will be on campus Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 8 through 10, as part of the reaccreditation process. Reflecting on strengths, challenges and possible action steps for ongoing improvement is one way to prepare for this visit. Question for the week: What do you see as UNI's greatest strengths? What are our opportunities for the future?

OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR MERIT EMPLOYEES

The 2011 open enrollment period is now through Monday, Nov. 29. Benefit-eligible merit employees can make changes to or enroll in health and/or dental insurance, vision insurance and flexible spending accounts. Visit www.uni.edu/hrs/benefits for more information and to obtain enrollment forms. Submit completed forms to Human Resource Services, 027 GIL, 0034. New coverage will be effective on Jan. 1.

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTNEW

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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT 'I AM...UNI'NEW

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.

NORTHEAST IOWA FOOD BANK DRIVE AT ESSENTIALSNEW

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.

TEACHER EDUCATION FACULTY FALL MEETING NOV. 11NEW

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.

LEARN ABOUT OTHER CULTURES, SHARE YOUR OWNNEW

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 ciepactivities@uni.edu. Application forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/ciep/ciepfamiliesandfriendsp.html.

STUDENT ADMISSIONS AMBASSADORS APPLICATIONSNEW

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.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING REMINDER

Now is the time to start submitting claims for the 2010 flexible spending plan year ending Dec. 31. Keep in mind that dependent care flexible spending contributions are only reimbursed for services provided during the 2010 plan year. For the Health Care flexible spending account, you have until March 15 to use any remaining contributions from 2010. Any 2010 funds that remain after March 31 will be forfeited.

HP PRINTER CARTRIDGES-Q2613A (13A)NEW

The Science Education Department has three HP Q2613A (13A) printer cartridges available for departmental use. Contact Lori Wurtz at 3-6049 if interested.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS TO READ MYUNIVERSE NEWSNEW
CORRECTION IN 2010-2011 TELEPHONE DIRECTORYNEW

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.

EUNICE DELL AWARD NOMINATIONS

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.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

OPEN ENROLLMENT - FLEXIBLE SPENDING AND VISION INSURANCE (ALL EMPLOYEES)

All eligible employees can make changes to or enroll in vision insurance and flexible spending through Monday, Nov. 29. Visit www.uni.edu/hrs/benefits for more information and to obtain enrollment forms. Submit completed enrollment forms to Human Resource Services, 027 GIL, 0034. Reminder: You must re-enroll every year in flexible spending; enrollment does not carry over from year to year. New coverage will be effective on Jan. 1.

BENEFITS OPEN HOUSE

Join the UNI Benefits staff at a vendor open house on Thursday, Nov. 11, in the CME. Faculty and staff may come anytime between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and visit with representatives from Advantage Administrators and Avesis Vision. Merit employees may come anytime between 12:30 and 3 p.m. to visit with representatives from Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Delta Dental, Advantage Administrators and Avesis Vision. Visit www.uni.edu/hrs/benefits for more information.

ARRANGED STUDY AND READING GROUPS FOR COURSES

Could your students benefit from an organized study or reading group? The Reading & Learning Center can help organize and facilitate a study or reading for courses. Inquiries and requests can be e-mailed to gina.burkart@uni.edu.

EAP WORKS

The latest issue of EAP Works is now available for UNI faculty and staff at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/eap/eap_newsletter.shtml. Topics addressed include prescription drugs, holiday blues, laughter in the workplace, coping with organizational change, marriage counseling, confronting a coworker's personal habits and workplace trust.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

AN ENTREPRENEUR'S PERSPECTIVE: BEN MILNE, FOUNDER OF DWOLLA

Ben Milne, founder of Dwolla, will offer a free interactive webinar at noon, Thursday, Nov. 4, at www.myentre.net/InteractiveLearning/Webinars/tabid/75/Default.aspx. He'll focus on marketing, social media interaction and raising capital. Dwolla is a start-up firm focused on online payment solutions, similar to Pay Pal. He has extensive background and experience in social media and its use in marketing.

START A BUSINESS I & IINEW

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.

ATHLETICS

SWIMMINGNEW

Swimming hosts South Dakota at 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5, in the Glen F. Henry Pool.

MEN'S BASKETBALLNEW

Men's basketball hosts University of Mary at noon Saturday, Nov. 6, in an exhibition game in the McLeod Center.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALLNEW

Women's basketball hosts Maryville at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 7, in an exhibition game 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.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

NEW WELLNESS E-NEWSLETTERNEW

Read the new WRS Wellness E-newsletter for November events and updates on Wellness and Recreation Services programs. The newsletter is available at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/docs/E-News_November2010.pdf.

EMPLOYMENT

JOB OPENINGS AT UNI

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

MERIT VACANCIES

Merit vacancies are available for viewing at www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp.