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Thursday, Oct 28, 2010

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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

PROCUREMENT CARD RECONCILIATION TRAINING

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.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ATTORNEY TO VISITNEW

Do you have a new discovery or invention? Do you have questions about protecting your intellectual property? Do you want to learn more about intellectual property? Phil Goldman, from the law firm Fredrickson & Byron, will be on campus offering a free day of service to UNI faculty and staff. Goldman works with most of UNI's intellectual property activity. He will have time to meet with faculty and staff between 8:30 and 10 a.m., and from 3 to 4:15 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2. Contact Laurie Burke or Christy Twait in the Office of Sponsored Programs at osp@uni.edu or 3-3217 to reserve a time. Or come to the Intellectual Property 101 workshop at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2, in the CME.

SPECIAL EVENTS

HALLOGREEN EVENT

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.

RIDER HALL HAUNTED HOUSE

If you like being scared, attend the sixth annual Rider Hall Haunted House from 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 30. Admission is $5 or $4 with a canned good for the Cedar Valley Food Bank. Proceeds will benefit Kids Against Hunger and Adopt-A-Family. Enter at the southeast door closest to Shull Hall. For more information, contact David "Schmiddy" Schmid at the Rider Hall Office, 3-2249.

POETRY READING AT THE LIBRARY

Ajla Dizdarevic, an 11-year-old poet, will read and discuss her poetry at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, in Rod Library Room 324. For more information, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/advertisements/poetry-reading-october-30th.

COOKING FOR A CURENEW

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.

NATIONAL DISTANCE LEARNING WEEK LUNCHEONNEW

It's time to RSVP for Continuing and Distance Education's Thursday, Nov. 11, luncheon celebrating the past, present and future of distance learning at UNI. 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. Learn more and make your luncheon reservation at www.uni.edu/continuinged/ndlw. Contact Belle Cowden at belle.cowden@uni.edu or 3-7211 for details.

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

ELLIOTT SOBER SPEAKS ABOUT DARWIN AND INTELLIGENT DESIGN

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 anderjao@uni.edu

CROW FORUM

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.

'STILL ALICE' DISCUSSNEW

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.

PERFORMING ARTS

CHOPIN BONANZA #2 - FEATURING UNI PIANO STUDENTS

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

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'

"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.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: INSTRUMENTAL CONCERTO COMPETITION

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.

VIOLA STUDIO RECITAL

The School of Music Viola Studio Recital will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2 , in Graham Hall, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.

UNI CANTOREI CONCERT

The UNI Cantorei will offer a fall recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

PERCUSSION, WEST AFRICAN DRUM AND KAJI-DAIKO ENSEMBLES

The UNI Percussion, West African Drum and Kaji-Daiko (Taiko) Ensembles will offer a fall concert at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 3, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

HALF-MASTED PRESENTS: IMPROVISED COMEDYNEW

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 SHAWNEW

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 IIINEW

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, HORNNEW

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.

NEWS

STILL TIME TO SUBMIT AN EVENT FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK

Events for International Education Week (Nov. 15-19) can include, but are not limited to: information tables in Maucker Union and other locations, information sessions, lectures, discussion panels, international movies, conversation tables, presentations, etc. To submit an event, e-mail event planner Quinn Jones at oipevents@uni.edu with the following: title of event, brief description, preferable date and time, and contact person. Submit events by Friday, Oct. 29.

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 does (or could) your department/office do to share with others, both on and off campus, the impact of what you do for students and the university?

SAS SHORT COURSE

There will be a free hands-on short course on using SAS from 2 to 3:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28 and again at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 1, in WRT 110. The class is suitable for beginners. The Department of Mathematics provides assistance to faculty, staff and students through its Statistical Consulting Lab. For assistance or to RSVP, contact Mark Jacobson at 3-7172 or jacobson@cs.uni.edu. For more information, visit www.cs.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL/.

IMAGINE THE IMPACT CAMPAIGNNEW

UNI announced that the Imagine the Impact campaign has reached $109 million of its $150 million campaign goal and is scheduled to continue through 2013. Mark C. Oman (B.A. '76) and Jill Fuerhoff Oman (B.A. '85) committed $10 million to the campaign to fund UNI student scholarships. This represents the largest gift ever received from a UNI graduate and the largest commitment ever received for student scholarships.

HELP MEET THE CHALLENGENEW

Jorgen '68 and Camilla Heidemann have generously offered to match new donor gifts to the UNI Annual Fund this year up to $100,000. Consider meeting their challenge through your campus campaign gift. For more information, visit www.uni-foundation.org and click on 2010 Campus Drive.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

John Johnson and Wallace Hettle, history, were interviewed on Iowa Public Radio's Talk of Iowa program on Oct. 25. Listen to the interview at http://preview.tinyurl.com/2f2m7ba.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS TO READ MYUNIVERSE NEWSNEW
GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER. - CEDAR VALLEY UNITED WAYNEW

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.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

MANAGING PEOPLE THROUGH CHANGE WORKSHOP, NOV. 5
MANAGING PEOPLE THROUGH CHANGE WORKSHOP, NOV. 5

The management workshop Managing People Through Change will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in the BCS. The registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 5. Workshop participants will practice ways to engage staff in a productive, constructive dialogue, use coaching techniques to transition people into their new roles and responsibilities and help employees deal with ambiguity. The discounted price 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.

CREDIT AND IDENTITY THEFT FOR THE BUSINESS OWNER

A workshop on Credit and Identity Theft for Business Owners will be offered from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2, in BCS 33. Advance registration is required. Call 3-5732 or e-mail jpec@uni.edu.

FISH! (ATTITUDE) WORKSHOP

A workshop on attitude will be offered from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, in SEC 323. FISH! is an approach to the workplace that looks at how one's attitude can make the workplace a more rewarding place. The concept was developed by the people who run Seattle's world-famous Pike Place Fish Market. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Leadership Studies at 3-6898.

ATHLETICS

SOCCER

The Panthers take on Drake at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, at the CVYSA field in Waterloo.

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.

DINING SPECIALS

PREXY'S SEMI ANNUAL SAMPLING EVENT

Stop in front of Avanti from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., now through Friday, Oct. 29, to enjoy free samples from a variety of food vendors. Provide your feedback to help determine new items to add to the menu. For more on retail promotions, visit www.uni.edu/dor/promotions or check us out on Facebook.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

MORE FLU SHOT CLINICS SCHEDULEDNEW

The Student Health Clinic is offering seasonal influenza vaccinations for students, faculty and staff. The 2,500 student vaccinations are free of charge. The vaccines are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The remaining 500 influenza vaccines will be made available for faculty and staff at the cost of $25. The Student Health Clinic will file a health insurance claim on your behalf, and the remainder will be payroll deducted. Payment can also be made with cash or check. Bring your university ID with you to the clinic. See a schedule of vaccination clinics at http://www.uni.edu/health/.

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.