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."
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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. Check out the information at www.uni.edu/its/services/security/security-awareness.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or 3-7300 or Shelley Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-7736.
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.
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.email@example.com.
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.
This week is the culmination of events celebrating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiatives in Iowa with other Iowa public universities via Moms Night Out for STEM events on Oct. 18, and a booth at the celebration in Washington, D.C., at the end of the week. Event officials estimate 100,000 people will attend a two-day event on Oct. 23-24 on the National Mall. For more information regarding IMSEP, visit www.iowamathscience.org.
All UNI faculty and staff are invited to submit an application to offer a poster or creative presentation at "Scholars in Action: The 2011 UNI Symposium on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity" to be held in Maucker Union on Feb. 11. Guidelines are posted at http://www.uni.edu/osp/2011-poster-and-creative-activity-guidelines. Application deadline is Dec. 3.
Join in the fun and celebrate UNI's Homecoming week by changing your Facebook photo to the official UNI "I am a Panther" graphic. The graphic is available at http://www.facebook.com/universityofnortherniowa.
Faculty are needed to serve as marshals for the fall 2010 commencement ceremony at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 18, at the McLeod Center. If interested, contact Elaine Eshbaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-6083.
MEMFIS User's Group meetings will take place at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, and 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, in CME 109 MAU. Agenda items include FAMIS Implementation, PCI Compliance efforts, PAF Update, Conflict of Interest Vendors, and MEMFIS upgrade. Each meeting will have the same agenda and presenters.
Fall commencement ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 18, in the McLeod Center. To reserve rental apparel, contact Tricia Johnson Welter at email@example.com. The deadline for reserving rental apparel for the fall ceremony is Friday, Oct. 22.
A Higher Learning Commission review team will be on campus Nov. 8 - 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 does (or could) your department/office do to gain information about the impact of your work on students?
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.
Get Brad and Angie Barber’s take on how to succeed in this economic environment as they offer advice on turning your business into a franchise during their webinar at noon, Thursday, Oct. 21. The Barbers are the founders and owners of Cabin Coffee of Clear Lake. You can access the webinar at http://www.myentre.net/tabId/75/itemId/740/An-Entrepreneurs-Perspective-Cabin-Coffee.aspx.
Two sessions in the Intellectual Property workshop will be offered: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, in BCS 33 and 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, in BCS 128. Advance registration is required. To register, call 3-5732 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stop Relationship Abuse: Domestic Violence Forum will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, in Maucker Union, Ballroom B &C. A father will talk about his daughter's domestic violence-related murder, which will be followed by a panel presentation by advocates and police on how to access victim services on campus and in the community.
Loren Lown, director of Polk County Conservation, will discuss research being done at the Chichaqua Bottoms Natural Area at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct., 27, at the UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center, located on West 27th street, one-quarter mile west of the McLeod Center. This study looks at the use of goat browsing and cattle grazing on land undergoing restoration to mimic native animals' impact on the original ecosystem. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, email@example.com, or 3-3828.
Attend "Islam: Insights and Realities" on either Tuesday, Nov. 2 or Wednesday, Nov. 3 and learn how to better serve Muslim students and customers, as well as work more effectively with UNI Muslim colleagues. Register by Wednesday, Oct. 27. For more information visit, http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/committees/diversity/insights.
The UNI Office of Sustainability and CEEE will host Eileen Horn, the sustainability coordinator for Douglas County and the City of Lawrence, Kan., at 4 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 26, in the CEEE Auditorium to discuss the implementation and outcomes of Kansas' Take Charge Challenge. The Take Charge Challenge was a competition between six Kansas towns – large and small, rural and urban – to make the largest reduction in electricity use over a one-year period. This event is open to the public and will include a short discussion about engaging the community in energy efficiency, conservation and environmental consciousnesses.
Is there a conflict between believing in God and accepting the evidence that supports evolutionary theory? Join philosopher of science Elliott Sober at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, in the CME, as he examines what biologists mean when they say that mutations are "unguided," and look at Darwin's ideas about religion. There will be a small-group discussion at 2 p.m., in BAK 161. For more information, contact John Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 the informal presentation and discussion. Bring your lunch. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/womenstudies/ProgramingEvents.htm.
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.
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.
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.
Bob Dylan and his band will be in concert at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 24, at the McLeod Center. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/newsroom/stories/bob-dylan-coming-to-uni.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Julia Bullard will present a viola recital with guest artist Michael Kimber at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Chopin Bonanza #2 will be held at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. In a continuing celebration of the 200th anniversary of Chopin's birth, faculty artist Dmitri Vorobiev will coordinate this recital featuring student musicians from the piano studios at UNI. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI Jazz Band One, under the direction of Chris Merz, will offer a concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.
"Alice in the Underground" is an original devised theatre production that puts a dark spin on the characters and stories of Lewis Carroll. "Alice" will make its world premiere at 7:30 and 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, in the APR (the basement of Strayer-Wood Theatre). Admission is free. For more information, visit www.UNISTAonline.org.
The Spotlight Series Concert: Instrumental Concerto Competition will be held at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 1, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This showcase features talented student finalists competing for the title of Instrumental Concerto Competition winner, and the opportunity to perform as soloist with a School of Music large ensemble in the spring. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.
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.
The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education will show two films: "Invisible Children," about child soldiers in Uganda, and "For Tomorrow: The TOMS Shoes Story." The films will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the CME.
BBC's series, "The Private Life of a Masterpiece" will be shown at the University Museum, Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. "Renaissance Masterpieces," will be shown Oct. 30; "Impressionism and Post Impressionists," will be shown Nov. 6; "Masterpieces of Sculpture," will be shown Nov. 20; "Masterpieces of the Twentieth Century," will be shown Dec. 4.The film series is free and open to the public.
Now through Sunday, Oct. 24, the UNI Gallery of Art will present "The Untraceable Present: Paintings by Duane Slick," an alumnus of the UNI Department of Art. Slick, a Mesqwaki artist, is a professor of painting and printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 3-6921, with your name and UNI ID number.
You have enough things to haul to and from campus. Let the HB locker rooms help you out. Half and long lockers are available for rent. Sign up today. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or e-mail email@example.com. Sign-up is also available at the HB. Just ask a fitness supervisor.
Let a personal trainer design a program with your specific goals in mind. Our trainers are results driven and want you to succeed. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html.
Open to faculty, staff and students, the tournament will be held at 1:15 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 31. Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 25 through 27, in WRC 161. There is an entry fee of $20 per team with a two-game guarantee. A managers' meeting will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, in SEC 247. For more information, call 3-7262.
Students, staff and faculty can take advantage of massages in the WRC Wellness Lab Room 104. Call 3-6119 to make an appointment. Pricing is 15 minutes for $15, 30 minutes for $25, 45 minutes for $35, 60 minutes for $45 or 90 minutes for $65. Gift cards are also available.
Break into the New Year by skiing at Colorado's second largest ski resort. Steamboat Springs offers skiing for all abilities, on freshly groomed trails to double black diamond chutes. The package includes transportation, lodging, lift ticket and good times. Ski/snowboard rentals and meals are not included. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/wellrec/outdoor_recreation/index.html.
In conjunction with October's Disability Awareness Month, Human Resource Services wants to make sure faculty and staff are aware that disability services are offered through its office. Services are available to faculty, staff, departments and applicants in need of accommodations, and in matters related to the Americans with Disabilities Act and university employment. Faculty and Staff Disability Services provides assistance working with essential job functions and identifying reasonable workplace accommodations. Resources and additional information can be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/benefits/disability/index.shtml.
The Office of Sponsored Programs will present a Web conference on the American Educational Research Association (AERA) at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, in East Bartlett Hall. Anyone interested in pursuing education research grant and fellowship opportunities beyond the U.S. Department of Education is encouraged to attend. For more information or to RSVP, contact Hillery Oberle at email@example.com or 3-3961.
Seats are limited, so don't miss a hands-on opportunity to learn how to reconcile your October procard statement and become efficient at the reconciliation process. The session covers understanding the necessary fields and components of the process and the appropriate documentation needed to submit to OBO. For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/index.shtml.
ITS-ET is offering introductory workshops during October and November for faculty who would like to create a course using UNI's eLearning system, or who would like a review of common eLearning tools. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/2d3zrmk.
Muchas Manos Light Work will celebrate Homecoming by selling raffle tickets for a football signed by the UNI football team. Tickets are $1 for one or $6 for five. Purchase tickets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22, at a table in Maucker Union and during tailgating before Saturday's game. The winner will be chosen on Saturday, Oct. 23. All proceeds go toward a scholarship to bring a Nicaraguan student to UNI in the spring to learn English.
St. Stephen Catholic Student Center will host its annual UNI Homecoming pancake and cinnamon roll breakfast at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, in front of St. Stephen. Cost is $6 for the pancake breakfast, $2 for a cinnamon roll with coffee or hot chocolate, or $7 for both. St. Stephen is located at 1019 W. 23rd St., next door to University Book & Supply. For more information, call 266-9863.
Women's and Gender Studies will host its fifth annual Safe Date Tailgate from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, in the southwest corner of the north WRC parking lot. The Safe Date Tailgate is designed to highlight October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and provide resources to students about healthy relationships. Stop by for free barbecue sandwiches, drinks, and, fun raffles and giveaways.
All-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage will be available between 10 p.m. and midnight, Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the UNI Wesley Foundation (across from the president's house on College St.) The cost is $3 and all proceeds benefit Seeds of Hope. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Come enjoy the food and music from the old time Juke Box. Information on relationship violence, as well as campus and community resources, will be available.
Come to the Zumba Halloween Dance from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, at WRC courts five and six. Free and open to everyone. Check out the newest fitness dance craze. Costumes are encouraged but not required.
For a listing of Homecoming events, visit http://www.uni.edu/homecoming/
Celebrate diversity from noon to 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25, in the Maucker Union Ballroom, and enjoy performers Mariachi De Colores, Mesqwaki Native American Dancers and Mexican Folk (Folkorico) Dancers.
Drop off your United Way pledge form and envelope between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, in Maucker Union, and be entered into a drawing for prizes, including GBPAC tickets, UNI merchandise from University Book & Supply, UNI athletics tickets and gift baskets. Pledge envelopes and forms are being delivered across campus this week. If you can't attend the event to drop off your envelope, arrange for a coworker to take it, or contact Jess Nissen at 3-2761 or firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25, to have your form picked up.
UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society will sell T-shirts and other items from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 26 and 27, in the SEC lobby. Proceeds will benefit KDP's educational and service projects.
Want to know more about sustainability? Come to HalloGreen from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Mauker Union East Lawn. There will be speakers, booths, live music, free food and opportunities to learn how to make our lives more green. Costumes are encouraged.
Think you're funny? Need to prove it? Be a comedian at UNISTA's Stand-up Comedy Night, Saturday, Nov. 6. To join the ranks of UNI comedians, e-mail your name, contact information and outline or script of your act to UNISTAboard@UNISTAonline.org by Monday, Nov. 1. For more information, visit www.UNISTAonline.org.
Volleyball hosts Drake at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22. The Panthers host Creighton at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23. Both matches will be in the McLeod Center. Fans who have a ticket to Saturday's football game can attend Saturday's match free.
Football hosts Illinois State in a homecoming matchup at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, in the UNI-Dome.
Swimming holds its alumni meet at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, in the Glen F. Henry Pool.
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.