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Thursday, Oct 14, 2010

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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

NEW FEATURES IN PANTHER PROWLER

Rod Library Panther Prowler users can now create personal accounts in which to save favorite citations and to store customized, searchable lists of databases. For more information, visit: http://tinyurl.com/2683ght

SPECIAL EVENTS

'IN MY SHOES' EVENT

Curious about disability? Experience disability firsthand from noon to 4 p.m., Thursday Oct. 14, and from 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, Oct. 15, in the State College Room in Maucker Union. Individuals will be led through disability simulations such as blindness, deafness and use of a wheelchair. This will be a fun and educational experience. Educate yourself about the largest minority group in the nation.

DEAN CLIFFORD MCCOLLUM RECEPTION/COMMEMORATION

A reception and short program in commemoration of Clifford G. McCollum will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15, in the Auditorium MSH 137. McCollum, who died May 4, was the founding dean of the College of Natural Sciences. Members of the family will be present. A time for conversation and the sharing of memories will follow. The reception is open to past and present members of the UNI community and the public.

HOMECOMING SPECIALSNEW

The 23rd Street Market, Biscotti's, Prexy's, Essentials and Chats will feature specials during Homecoming week. Sign up to win at any location. Daily drawings include a Rockstar fridge, Homecoming football tickets, autographed memorabilia and other prizes. For more on retail promotions, visit www.uni.edu/dor/promotions or check us out on Facebook.

UNI FORENSICS HOSTS AUDIENCE DEBATE FOR MIDTERM ELECTIONSNEW

The UNI Forensics team will host a debate between two students representing the major party candidates for Iowa's gubernatorial race, Chet Culver and Terry Branstad, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, in LNG 040. Each student will present a five - six minute persuasive speech defending their candidates followed by a discussion with the audience. The debate will be free and open to the public. The debate will last about one hour; doors will open at 6:45 p.m. For more information, contact Kate Lavelle at katherine.lavelle@uni.edu or 3-7200.

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

IOWA IMMIGRATION SPEAKER-MARK GREY

Mark Grey, anthropology, and the state's leading expert on immigration will cosponsor an open forum/discussion with the Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration and Hispanic Latino Student Union at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, in the Hemisphere Lounge, Maucker Union. The forum/discussion will analyze the effects of immigration in Iowa.

EDUCATION WEBINARS

The first Hot Topics in Education: Professional Development Webinar "Iowa Core and 21st Century Skills," presented by Nadene Davidson, Department of Teaching, is now archived. The next webinar for K-12 educators and interested faculty and staff will be at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28. The topic is "Classroom Management for the First-Year Teacher," presented by Lynne Ensworth, curriculum & instruction, and Allison Barness, MPLS. For more information about the archived presentation and to register for future webinars, visit www.uni.edu/coe/professional-development-webinars.

TALK BACK WITH LARAMIE PROJECT COMPANY MEMBERS

Join members of the Tectonic Theatre Project for a post performance discussion and learn about the process of interviewing and how to craft material into a stage play, from 3 to 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15, at the CME.

SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING WORKSHOP

A Small Business Marketing Workshop will be offered from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, in BCS 33, and again from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18, in BCS 128. Advance registration is required.

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR

"Exploring Southern Italy Through Science, Education, and the UNI Capstone Experience" will be the subject of a talk by Chad Heinzel, geology. Learn about last summer's Capstone course in southern Italy and plans for the class in summer 2011 at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18, in LAT 125.

THEATRE DESIGN PRESENTATION

Come to the design presentations for the production of "Mother Hicks" at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. All are invited to attend to learn more about the play.

GRAD COLLEGE BROWN BAG

The next Graduate College Brown Bag will be held at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 19, in Maucker Union, Presidential Room. C. Scott Peters, political science, will present "The Politics of Electing Judges: Can an Independent Judiciary Survive?" Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided by the Graduate College.

THE POLITICS OF HAPPINESS

John de Graaf, executive director of Take Back Your Time, filmmaker and internationally known author, will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the UNI CEEE Auditorium on "The Politics of Happiness." He'll address happiness as the hot new science, what makes us happy, which are the happiest countries and why, and the connection between time, happiness and sustainability.

LECTURE ON ASSYRIAN BRUTALITY

Robert Dise, history, will present "Contextualizing Assyrian Brutality" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, in SRL 115. The lecture is free and open to the public.

SOURCES OF FINANCING FOR THE SMALL BUSINESSNEW

Two sessions of Financing for the Small Business will be offered: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, in BCS 33 or 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, in BCS 128. Advance registration is required.

CHIEF JUSTICE MARSHA TERNUS TO SPEAK AT UNINEW

Marsha Ternus, chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, will deliver a lecture on "Rule of Law and the Iowa Supreme Court" at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, in SRL 115. The lecture is free and open to the public.

TIM WISE-ANTIRACIST ESSAYIST, AUTHOR, AND EDUCATORNEW

Hear a lecture by Tim Wise, anti-racist essayist, educator and author, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the GBPAC-Great Hall. Wise speaks on issues of comparative racism, race and education, racism and religion and racism in the labor market. For more details, contact the CME.

CROW FORUMNEW

A CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, Nov. 1, in the CME, Maucker Union, Room 109A. Dwight Watson, dean of the College of Education, will present "Exploring Social Connectivity through Adolescent Queer Literature." 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 informal presentation and discussion. Bring your lunch. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/womenstudies/ProgramingEvents.htm.

HOW THE BRAIN LIES AND MISREPRESENTS THE 'REAL WORLD'NEW

Otto MacLin, psychology, will discuss how the brain causes misperceptions, including errors in eye-witness identification, from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, in SRL 115. MacLin provides workshops for jurors. For more information, contact: ADP-UNI@UNI.edu.

PERFORMING ARTS

TRUMPET RECITAL

Visiting artist Bruce Barrie, trumpet, will offer a recital with faculty artist Polina Khatsko, piano, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. Barrie is a noted performer on modern and historical brasses. The recital will include compositions by Tommaso Albinoni, Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani and Ernest Sachse and will feature Barrie performing all of the selections on various historical trumpets. This event is free and open to the public.

UNI CONCERT CHORALE

The UNI Concert Chorale, will offer a concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 17, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

CALL IT SWING: A JAZZ BLUES AUTOETHNOGRAPHY

Tami Spry, a professor of performance studies at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, will perform "Call It Swing: A Jazz Blues Autoethnography," at 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15, in the Interpreters Theatre, LNG 40. The performance is Spry's reflection on her father's 25 years as a jazz drummer and focuses on issues of gender violence, mental illness, race relationships, shamanic healing and loss. The performance is free and open to the public.

UNI SINGERS AND WOMEN'S CHORUSNEW

The UNI Women's Chorus will join with the UNI Singers to offer a "Spotlight Series" concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRANEW

The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer its fall "Spotlight Series" concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: AREON FLUTESNEW

Visiting ensemble Areon Flutes will offer a recital at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Areon Flutes, a professional flute chamber music ensemble, provides audiences a fresh new outlook on traditional chamber music. Noted for innovative programming and collaborations, Areon is establishing itself as a premier chamber music ensemble in the U.S. This event is free and open to the public.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

FACULTY AND STAFF ROAD BIKE TRIP: OCT. 16

Take a relaxing bike trip through the historic Amana Colonies, Saturday, Oct. 16. Sample some of Iowa's finest and oldest running wine and cheese makers on this one-day outing. Must bring own bike to ride. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/wellrec/outdoor_recreation/index.html.

BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILE

October's Blood Chemistry Profiles will be offered at Gilchrist from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, in GIL 007 & 009. One free BCP per academic year is available to UNI employees who qualify for insurance benefits. Other tests available include a prostate test for $10, thyroid test for $5, and a complete blood count for $10, for which the employee would pay (cash, check, payroll deduction or u-Bill). Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 to schedule.

OCTOBER WORDS OF WELLNESS, EMPLOYEE NEWSLETTERNEW

The October Words of Wellness (employee newsletter from Wellness and Recreation Services) is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/UNI_employee_wellness/wow/index.html. To receive a printed copy of each issue, or to be removed from the mailing list, contact kathy.green@uni.edu, 3-6921, with your name and UNI ID number.

NEWS

FY12 FEDERAL DIRECT APPROPRIATIONS AGENDA

Faculty and staff interested in submitting a proposal for FY2012 federal direct appropriations can find the application process and guidelines at http://www.ir.uni.edu/dbWeb/govrel/FY12_Federal_Direct_Appropriations.pdf. The deadline for submission is Friday, Oct. 29.

DEADLINE FOR ASSESSMENT MINI-GRANT PROPOSALS IS COMING

Do you have an idea for a new approach to assessment and need some funding to move ahead? Apply for an assessment mini-grant. Proposals are due Monday, Nov. 1. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/assessment/minigrants.shtml.

VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

In light of the upcoming election season, the Office of the Registrar is providing the university community with voter registration information at http://www.uni.edu/registrar/students/current-students/voter-registration. Questions pertaining to voter registration can be directed to the registrar's office or to the Secretary of State.

NATIONAL DISTANCE LEARNING WEEK CELEBRATION

Join Continuing and Distance Education as it celebrates the past, present and future of distance learning at UNI with a luncheon on Nov. 11. A speaker from Quality Matters (QM) will give an overview of the QM approach to online learning and a faculty panel will share their professional development experiences in learning how to apply the QM Rubric in designing quality online courses. Look for more information in UNI Online and your e-mail inbox soon. Contact Belle Cowden at belle.cowden@uni.edu or 3-2711 for details.

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES NEWSLETTER POSTED

The office of Student Disability Services has submitted the October faculty and staff newsletter online. Take a few minutes and learn about the history of National Disability Employment Month, read about a fact vs. fiction discussion on the ADA, and learn more about the ADHD disability. Read the newsletter at http://www.uni.edu/sds/FacultyStaffNewsletter.shtml.

PREPARING FOR THE HLC TEAM: REFLECTION QUESTION FOR THIS WEEK

A Higher Learning Commission review team will be on campus 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: No matter what your role is, what do you want students to take away from their interaction with you?

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY OF SERVICE INFORMATIONNEW

Lauren Finke, executive director of the Volunteer Center of the Cedar Valley, and Gerri Perreault, chair of the UNI Democracy Project, will provide information from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Maucker Union Old Gold Room, on how to participate in the Monday, Jan. 17, "Day of Service."

CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTHNEW

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. Check out the information at www.uni.edu/its/services/security/security-awareness.

MAP-WORKS FACTNEW

More than 85 percent of all first-year students at UNI completed the MAP-Works transition survey this fall. MAP-Works is an early-intervention system that empowers faculty and staff to identify students who are struggling and provide them the resources and connections to be successful. If you are interested in learning more about using MAP-Works to help first-year students, contact Drake Martin at drake.martin@uni.edu.

EUNICE DELL SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE FOR THE WAY UP CONFERENCENEW

The Eunice A. Dell Memorial Fund was established in 2008 to provide support for young professional women to participate in The Way Up Conference. Professional women (age 30 or younger) in any higher education institution in Iowa who aspire to move up in higher education leadership or administration may apply for this scholarship. Applications are due Friday, Oct. 15. For details, visit
http://www.uni.edu/ietti/wayup/2010_conference/index.html. For more information, contact Doreen Hayek doreen.hayek@uni.edu or 3-7300 or Shelley Matthews at shelley.matthews@uni.edu or 3-7736.

UNI LAUNCHES NEW BRAND CAMPAIGNNEW

This week marked the official public launch of a new brand campaign to promote UNI and help drive student recruitment. The "I am..." campaign is the result of three years of intensive market research, analysis and planning. The campaign has many parts including online advertising and TV commercials. This is the first comprehensive initiative of its type for UNI. To learn more, see http://www.IamUNI.net/inside.

REQUEST FOR RESEARCH PARTICIPANTSNEW

If you have seen at least five episodes of the TV show "Lie to Me," consider participating in a focus group that will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25, in LNG 365. For more information and a formal invitation, e-mail Shannon Erb at Shannon.erb@uni.edu.

JOB SHADOWING EVENTNEW

The Educational Talent Search Program is looking for faculty/staff to volunteer to provide students from Central Middle School with a UNI job shadowing experience from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 21. If interested, e-mail Ruthie Stigler at Ruthie.stigler@uni.edu or call Cathy Ketton at 433-1220 to receive more information.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

Disa Cornish, Center for Social & Behavioral Research, was quoted in a story on Radio Iowa about research linking athletics and future success. http://www.radioiowa.com/2010/10/09/.

PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK-NOV. 15-19NEW

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Faculty, staff and students are invited to propose an event or series of events. Events may include, but are not limited to information tables in the Maucker Union and other locations, information sessions, lectures, discussion panels, international movies, conversation tables, presentations, etc. To submit an event, e-mail Quinn Jones at oipevents@uni.edu with the following: title of event, brief description, preferable date, time and contact person. The deadline for submitting an event is Friday, Oct. 22.

WORD OF THE DAYNEW

Find the Word of the Day on Facebook at Reading & Learning Center, UNI. Post a famous quotation using the Word of the Day, pen your own or, "like" your favorite quotation. Earn the most "likes" and win a hot chocolate, coffee or tea.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS TO READ MYUNIVERSE NEWSNEW

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

YWCA WEEK WITHOUT VIOLENCE CONFERENCE

Network with community leaders, teachers, counselors and others who share an interest in violence prevention at a conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Hawkeye Community College. Keynote speaker Robert Minor will present "Making Real Men: The Journey of Our Boys." Breakout sessions include domestic violence in African American communities, cyberbullying, human trafficking and homophobia. The $30 fee includes a box lunch. Pre-register only by Saturday, Oct 16. E-mail rchill@uni.edu for a registration form. UNI Women's and Gender Studies is co-sponsoring this event.

POLISHING COMMUNICATION WORKSHOPNEW

The management workshop "Polishing Your Communication Tact" will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 19, in the BCS. The registration deadline is Tuesday, Oct.12. Workshop participants will learn the art of tactful and diplomatic communication by understanding the target audience and tailoring an effective, concise message to achieve the intended desired result. The cost for UNI employees is $247.50. For more information or to register, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 3-5851 or execdev@uni.edu.

JUGGLING MULTIPLE PROJECTS SUCCESSFULLY WORKSHOP, OCT. 28NEW

The management workshop "Juggling Multiple Projects Successfully" will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, in the BCS. The registration deadline is Thursday, Oct. 21. Workshop participants will be introduced to tools and techniques to ensure projects succeed. Gain insight into how to set team expectations and prioritize projects. The cost for UNI employees is $247.50. For more information or to register, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 3-5851 or execdev@uni.edu.

WAY UP CONFERENCENEW

The Way Up Conference will take place Thursday and Friday, Nov. 4 and 5, in Cedar Rapids. Plan now to attend this conference designed for women leaders and administrators in higher education in Iowa. Several of the conference concurrent sessions will be presented by UNI faculty and/or staff. For more information, contact Doreen Hayek doreen.hayek@uni.edu or 3-7300 or Shelley Matthews at shelley.matthews@uni.edu or 3-7736, or visit
http://www.uni.edu/ietti/wayup.

EXHIBITIONS AND FILMS

FAMILY FUN DAY: MAKE IT AND TAKE ITNEW

Artists, poets, chefs and architects all need inspiration for their creations. What inspires you? Come and create art inspired by Museum objects, write interesting poetry, decorate sugar cookies, view beautiful works of art and design LEGO structures from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 30, at the University Museum. Cost is $10 per family, due with registration by Tuesday, Oct. 26.

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.

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.