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Thursday, Sep 23, 2010

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NEWS

NAMING THE NEW MERGED COLLEGE

The College Merger Steering Committee will hold an open forum on naming the new CHFA-CNS merged college from 4 to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, in the Elm Room in Maucker Union. Results of the ballot, currently on My Universe, will be made public. The steering committee wants to hear arguments for or against the top vote getters. All CHFA and CNS faculty and staff are encouraged to vote and to attend the public forum.

 

FACULTY and STAFF WITH LOBBYING CONTACTS

Lobbying activity from July 1 to Sept. 30, must be reported by Monday, Sept. 27 at http://www.ir.uni.edu/dbweb/govrel/. In compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 and the Honest and Open Government Act of 2007, UNI files quarterly reports on specific lobbying issues and the expenses incurred in lobbying. The university's policy on Federal and State Lobbying and Political Activity is at http://www.uni.edu/president/policies/1009.shtml. Reports must be filed each quarter. If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. Contact Pat Geadelmann at 3-6144 with questions.

 

BOB DYLAN TICKETS GO ON SALE THURSDAY

Bob Dylan and his Band will be in concert at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 24, at the McLeod Center. Certain groups, including Panther Scholarship Club members, Friends of the Gallagher-Bluedorn, UNI Alumni Association members and UNI students, will have the opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public, beginning at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 23. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 27.. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/newsroom/stories/bob-dylan-coming-to-uni.

FIRE ALARMS

The Environmental Health and Safety Department in conjunction with the University Health and Safety Committee reminds all faculty, staff and students that according to state law and UNI policy 7.04 "Students, faculty and staff must evacuate a building when the fire alarm sounds using the nearest exit or the exit farthest from the fire or smoke and not re-enter a building until authorized by Public Safety staff."

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES NEWSLETTER

Student Disability Services has posted the September 2010 newsletter at www.uni.edu/sds.

JUDGES NEEDED FOR SPEECH AND DEBATE TOURNAMENTNEW

The UNI Forensics team will host the William Brindley Invitational Oct. 1 through 2. Judges are needed in five different competitive events (speech, policy debate, Lincoln Douglas debate, public forum, student congress). If you have competitive experience in any of these areas or a performance background, your assistance would be appreciated. Rounds start at 4 p.m., Friday and at 8 a.m., Saturday, on the UNI campus. If interested in judging for part, or all of the tournament, contact Kate Lavelle, at katherine.lavelle@uni.edu or 3-7200.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN NEEDEDNEW

The Faculty Senate is seeking a parliamentarian. Applicants must attend senate sessions from 3:15 to 5 p.m., on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Contact the chair of the Senate, Susan Wurtz at susan.wurtz@uni.edu or 3-2166, to apply or for more information, including the honorarium.

OIP WEBSITE: GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES: RESOURCES AT UNINEW

The Office of International Programs website features members of the UNI community who have lived or traveled abroad for various purposes such as teaching, research, work, training or business. To view the list, visit http://www.uni.edu/internationalprograms/facultyandstaff/globalopps.html. These individuals have volunteered to share their knowledge with the UNI community as it develops and/or expands its global reach. This list is not comprehensive as it includes only those who have volunteered this information. If you would like to share your knowledge, e-mail nadia.korobova@uni.edu.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

Harry Brod, philosophy and world religions, was recently interviewed on Iowa Public Radio's The Exchange. http://iowapublicradio.org/pmm-cms/NewsCMS/newsdb/fullstory.php?storyid=1137

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESNEW

Volunteers are needed to participate in the Heart of Darkness Haunted House, at 6 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays, in October. Make-up and costumes are provided. Volunteers age 16 and older are welcome. For more information, contact the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at volunteerUNI@vccv.org.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS TO READ MYUNIVERSE NEWS
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?

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

SPEAKER ON GLOBAL WATER ISSUES

The Wilson Series in Business Ethics will host “Water, Water, Everywhere…????” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in SEC 246. Mark Hays, Senior Researcher for Corporate Accountability International, will speak on the importance of global water issues, especially the negative social and environmental effects of the bottled water industry.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITES INTRODUCTION

Lauren Finke, executive director, Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley, will discuss volunteer opportunities available and how to become involved, from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23, in the Old Gold Room, Maucker Union. For more information, contact the American Democracy Project at 3-6898.

LEARN ABOUT RESTORATION OF CEDAR BEND SAVANNA

UNI grad student Mary Cox will discuss her efforts to restore Black Hawk County Conservation Board's Cedar Bend Savanna (CBS), a 55 acre degraded sand savanna in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She will discuss her initial planning process, on-site activities (test plots, photo monitoring, biological survey, etc.) and her hope for continued restoration of CBS. The seminar will be at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center, located at 2412 W. 27 St. Cedar Falls, 1/4 mile west of the McLeod Center. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, 3-3828 or e-mail rwelch@uni.edu.

HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEBINARSNEW

UNI and the College of Education are launching a new professional webinar series, "Hot Topics in Education: Professional Development Webinars," for educators. These free, one-hour webinars taught by faculty and staff will be offered once a month, September through May. The first webinar will be at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30, featuring "Iowa Core and 21st Century Skills," presented by Nadene Davidson, UNI Department of Teaching. For more information or to register for a webinar, visit
http://www.uni.edu/coe/about/coe-professional-development-webinars or contact Mary Herring, at 3-2719.

 

THE N.Y.C. MOSQUE PLAN: FACTS AND FICTIONSNEW

Mohammed Fahmy, industrial technology, will present and lead a discussion from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, at University Book and Supply as part of the News Talk series organized by UNI American Democracy Project/Provost's Office and UBS.

CROW FORUM

A CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, Oct. 4, in the CME 109A. Mary Losch, Center for Social and Behavioral Research, will present "Iowa Initiative Research Program: Addressing Unintended Pregnancy in Iowa." The Women's and 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.

PERFORMING ARTS

ALL-STATE WIND, BRASS AND PERCUSSION WORKSHOPS

The UNI School of Music presents its annual hands-on workshops for high school student instrumentalists preparing for All-State competition at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 26, in RSL and the GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public, but does require registration. To register, visit www.uni.edu/music or call 3-2025.

AN EVENING IN PARIS! 29TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT CONCERT

The 29th Annual Scholarship Benefit concert will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. The concert will feature music by the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, the UNI Opera Ensemble, Jazz Band One, faculty artists Dmitri Vorobiev, piano; Polina Khatsko, piano; and Yu-Ting Su, horn; as well as the Northern Iowa Wind Symphony with combined choral ensembles. Proceeds from the concert are used for scholarships for current School of Music students. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: MIKHAIL VOROTNOY, PIANO

Visiting artist Mikhail Vorotnoy will present a piano recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Vorotnoy is a highly respected pianist who has performed at the St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music, as well as other international venues. This event is free and open to the public.

ALL-STATE STRINGS WORKSHOPNEW

The UNI School of Music presents its annual hands-on workshops for high school student string players preparing for all-state competition. The workshop will be held at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, in Davis and Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public, but does require registration. For more information, contact Susan.Grover@uni.edu.

DANCE COMPANIES TO PERFORM FOR FAMILY WEEKENDNEW

UNI's dance companies, Orchesis and International Dance Theatre, will perform fall concerts at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct, 3, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. Admission is free and open to all. Featured will be a work by Orchesis' new director Jason Schadt as well as "Thriller," choreographed by current U.S. Ballroom Dance Champions. Contact Daniel Wells at 273-3560 or daniel.wells@uni.edu for more information.

UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC VOCAL ARTS FESTIVALNEW

The UNI School of Music will present its annual Vocal Arts Festival for high school student vocalists preparing for all-state competition and interested in vocal music at UNI on Sunday and Monday, Oct. 3 through 4, in the GBPAC. This event does require registration. For more information, contact Dyan.Meyer@uni.edu.

UNI SCHOOL OF MUSIC PIANO AND ORGAN FESTIVALNEW

The UNI School of Music Piano and Organ Festival will be held at noon, Monday, Oct. 4, in Graham Hall and Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This festival will feature hands-on studies in piano and organ. This event requires registration. For more information, contact Robin.Guy@uni.edu.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

POWER OF THE PURSE IV: CHOICES SEMINAR

Power of the Purse IV, a day long financial seminar for women, will be Sept. 28. Keynote speaker, Joyce Morrow, of UNI Financial Services, will present "What Happened to the Public in Public University?" All new topics for breakout sessions will be presented by experts in their field. To register online, visit https://www.adv.uni.edu/alumassoc/events/eventform.aspx?EventKey=374&Event=Al%20Pow0910&Type=FND

MAXIMIZE YOUR COGNITIVE CAPACITY WORKSHOP

The management workshop "Maximize Your Cognitive Capacity" will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30, in the BCS. The registration deadline is Thursday, Sept. 23. Workshop participants will explore techniques to improve memory, attention and creativity.The cost to UNI employees is $247.50. For more information or to register, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 3-5851 or execdev@uni.edu, or visit http://www.bcs.uni.edu/execdev/ContentPage.aspx?id=52.

HOW TO SUPPORT EMPLOYEES AFTER A BUSINESS RESTRUCTURING

The management workshop "Who’s Next? How to Support Employees after a Business Restructuring," will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 5, in the BCS. The registration deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 28.
Workshop participants will examine the aftermath of a company downsizing or restructuring and outline reinforcements that will aid the surviving employees through tough, challenging times. Jim Hogan, human resources consultant, will facilitate the workshop. The cost to UNI employees is $247.50. For more information or to register, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 3-5851 or execdev@uni.edu, or visit http://www.bcs.uni.edu/execdev/ContentPage.aspx?id=48.

WATER TESTING CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP

RRTTC is hosting a two-night Water Testing Certification Workshop presented by IOWATER from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 11 and Tuesday, Oct. 12, in CEEE 113. The fee is $20 per person which includes certification and one water testing kit. The group rate fee of $30 includes certification for up to five people and one water testing kit to share. Participants must attend both nights to be certified. For more information and to register for this event visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e30z30vgb333311d&llr=o5e7oecab.

LEARN TO BLEND ONLINE AND TRADITIONAL TEACHINGNEW

How to blend the best of online and traditional teaching will be held from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the State College Room, Maucker Union. Led by Otto Maclin and Kim Maclin, UNI Psychology Department, will discuss how to use a blog to enhance teaching and produce more informed and engaged citizens. Free and open to public. For more information, contact the American Democracy Project at 3-6898, or ADP-UNI@UNI.edu.

IDENTIFYING YOUR STRENGTHSNEW

A workshop will be held from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30, in SEC 323, led by Vickie Robinson, educational leadership. Complete StrengthsFinder Inventory (online or in book by that name) and bring results to workshop. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault, Leadership Studies, 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

UNI CYCLING CLUB INFORMATIONAL MEETING

The newly formed UNI Cycling Club is open to all students, faculty and staff with all abilities and riding styles. An informational meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23, in the State College Room, Maucker Union. For more information, contact Nick at maddixn@uni.edu, or visit www.uni-cycling.org.

DINING SPECIALS

SPECIAL EVENT MEAL

The Piazza is having a county fair from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 27. Featured will be foods such as BBQ pork sandwiches, hickory burgers, corn on the cob, corn dogs, funnel cakes, caramel apples, fruit kabobs and more. There will be games to enjoy as well as the food.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

FLEXIBLE SPENDING - VENDOR NAME CHANGENEW

UNI's flexible spending administrator, R.D. Drenkow & Co., has changed its name to Advantage Administrators. Nothing has changed except the name. Visit www.advantageadmin.com for reimbursement claim forms and to access your online flexible spending account.

TIAA CREF COUNSELING AVAILABLENEW

A TIAA CREF representative will be on campus conducting one-on-one counseling sessions Sept. 29 and Oct. 20, 21, 27 and 28. Questions that a TIAA CREF representative can help with are: 1) Is my investment mix appropriate? 2) Am I saving enough to maintain my lifestyle in retirement? 3) How do I use my funds for income in retirement? To sign up for these complimentary meetings, visit www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call (toll free) 866-842-2977.

2010-2011 DIRECTORY OF REFERRAL RESOURCESNEW

The Office of Academic Advising has updated the online 2010-11 Directory of Referral Resources at http://www.uni.edu/advising/sites/default/files/referral.pdf. This document is designed to facilitate professional contacts with other departments and university staff as well as assist in making appropriate referrals.

SPECIAL EVENTS

UNI VS. ISU FOOTBALL GAME ALUMNI TAILGATE AND PANTHER FAN RALLYNEW

Cheer on the Panthers from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25 at the UNI vs. Iowa State football game alumni tailgate and Panther fan rally in Ames. The tent will be located on the south side of Jack Trice Stadium. There will be free hot dogs, chips and pop for the first 150 Panther fans beginning at 3 p.m. The UNI Pep Band, Spirit Squad and TC will join the fan rally at 4 p.m. Game time is 6 p.m

HARKIN INTERN ON CAMPUSNEW

Caitlin Staebell, intern coordinator for the Office of Senator Tom Harkin in Washington, D.C., will visit campus Tuesday, Sept. 28. She will be available to meet with interested students from 10:30 a.m. to noon, in the Student Involvement/Activities Conference Room, Maucker Union. For more information, contact the Office of Governmental Relations at 3-6144.

EXHIBITIONS AND FILMS

ART EXHIBITION AND RECEPTIONNEW

From Monday, Sept. 27 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. The artist will give a lecture about his work at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in the KAB Art Auditorium. The exhibition and lecture are free and open to the public and sponsored in part by the Florence Hartwig Foundation and the UNI Alumni Association.

LGBT MOVIESNEW

Continue the LGBT Dialogue and Reflection around Civility with movies such as "Milk" at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, at the GBPAC. Free and open to the public.

EMPLOYMENT

P & S VACANCIES

Vacancies at the P&S level include undergraduate student recruitment & academic services coordinator, student intern coordinator/Camp Adventure, communications and public relations manager, and program manager/Strategic Marketing Services. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

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.