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Thursday, Sep 30, 2010

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LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

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

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.

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINARNEW

Siobahn Morgan, earth science, will discuss variable stars and fourier coefficients at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 4, in LAT 125.

HOW DID WE GET SO RUDE?!NEW

Mary Kramer, former Iowa Senate president and former U.S. Ambassador will present, "How did we get so Rude?!" from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5, in CME 109. A reception will follow. For more information, call 3-6898 or e-mail ADP-UNI@UNI.edu.

LEADERS IN EDUCATION LECTURE SERIESNEW

The College of Education is holding its first Education in Leaders Lecture Series, at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Featured keynote speaker is Sharon Robinson, president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. She will present "Envisioning a Premier Pre-K through 12 Teacher and Educational Leader Preparation Program: An Institutional Commitment." All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.

PERFORMING ARTS

ALL-STATE STRINGS WORKSHOP

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 WEEKEND

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 FESTIVAL

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 FESTIVAL

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.

JAZZ COMBOS

UNI jazz combos, coordinated by Chris Merz and graduate assistant directors, will offer a concert featuring jazz standards and new arrangements at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.

CLARINET RECITAL

Faculty artist and educator Amanda McCandless will offer a recital on clarinet with Dmitri Vorobiev, piano, at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. The concert will feature works for clarinet by female composers. This event is free and open to the public.

STRAYER-WOOD THEATRE TICKES NOW ON SALE

Tickets are on sale for the Strayer-Wood Theatre's comedy "She Stoops to Conquer." Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 14 through 16 and 21 through 23, and 2 p.m., Oct. 17 and 24. Ticket prices are adults, $16; non-UNI students, $13; and youth, $10. This is a u-Card free event for UNI Students. Call the Box Office at 3-6381 for more information.

GUEST ARTIST VIOLA RECITALNEW

Visiting artist Anibal Dos Santos will present a viola recital with UNI faculty artist Sean Botkin, piano, at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Dos Santos has appeared as the principal violist of the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra and professor at the National University of Colombia. This is event is free and open to the public.

UNI SYMPHONIC BAND AND JAZZ PANTHERS

The Symphonic Band, conducted by S. Daniel Galyen, will offer a shared concert with the UNI Jazz Panthers, directed by Robert Washut, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: BRENDA HARRIS, SOPRANO WITH KORY BARRETT, PIANONEW

Visiting artist Brenda Harris, soprano, will offer a recital with faculty artist Korey Barrett, piano, at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Harris has appeared in leading roles with opera companies and orchestras throughout the world. In North America, she has been heard at the Metropolitan Opera, The Washington Opera, Minnesota Opera, New York City Opera and more. This event is free and open to the public.

WIND SYMPHONY & JAZZ BAND ONENEW

The Wind Symphony, conducted by Ronald Johnson, will offer a shared Spotlight Series concert with UNI Jazz Band One, directed by Chris Merz, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICALNEW

The hilarious MGM film is Broadway's new smash hit musical, and now "Legally Blonde the Musical" is coming to UNI. "Legally Blonde" follows sorority star Elle Woods, whose boyfriend dumps her for someone more "serious." Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. "Legally Blonde" will be performed at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 10, at the GBPAC. For tickets call 3-4TIX (4848), go online at www.gbpac.org or visit any UNItix outlet.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

IDENTIFYING YOUR STRENGTHS

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.

PLAGIARISM PREVENTIONNEW

UNI's Academic Learning Center will present "Keeping it Honest: Writing Research Papers Without Plagiarism" at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, in ITT 008. Plagiarism prevention involves more that citing sources. Learn how to focus projects, manage information searches, use effective note-taking strategies and take advantage of style manuals to create interesting, honest research papers.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION SUMMITNEW

The College of Education will host a Research and Development Education Summit from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, in Maucker Union. Faculty, staff and students are invited to learn more about research and development schools and how to transition MPLS to an R&D school. Keynote speaker Sharon Robinson, president and CEO of AACTE and four national R&D schools will present. For more information, contact Dwight Watson, dean of COE, at 3-2717. To RSVP, visit www.uni.edu/coe/news/RandD.

MUSIC EDUCATION WORKSHOPNEW

School of Music instructor of music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate a music education workshop at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.

KEEPING EMPLOYEES HAPPY AND MOTIVATED IN A DOWN ECONOMYNEW

The management workshop "How to Keep Employees Happy and Motivated in a Down Economy," will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, in the BCS. The registration deadline is Thursday, Oct. 7. Workshop participants will learn how to maintain and improve employee morale in both good and difficult times. Patrick Langan, who specializes in organizational development and change, as well as employee motivation and development, will lead the workshop. The cost is $247.50 for UNI employees. For more information or to register, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 3-5851 or execdev@uni.edu.

NEWS

LAC WORKSHOP COMMENTS

Comments from both sessions of the Aug. 19 Fall Faculty Workshop on the Liberal Arts Core are now available at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/lac_review.shtml. For more information, contact co-chair Susan Hill, susan.hill@uni.edu.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESIDENTS TO MEET AT UNI SEPT. 30

The presidents of Iowa's 15 community colleges will meet at UNI Thursday, Sept. 30. This is the second time the leaders of Iowa's community colleges have gathered at UNI to discuss issues and opportunities facing higher education. In addition to the meeting, Mark Grey will present on Iowan's changing demographic landscape, and five of the colleges will sign the Admissions Partnership Program agreement at 1:15, in the Great Reading Room. This agreement streamlines the admissions process for students transferring from the community colleges to UNI.

LIBRARY SURVEY OF STUDENT TECHNOLOGY INTERESTS

Speak up on how student technology fees are used. Rod Library will conduct its annual survey of student technology interests now through Wednesday, Oct. 6. The survey is online at www.uni.edu/library/stfsurvey/ and in paper form in the library.

LIBRARY SURVEY OF STUDENT TECHNOLOGY INTERESTS

Speak up on how student technology fees are used. Rod Library will conduct its annual survey of student technology interests now through Wednesday, Oct. 6. The survey is online at www.uni.edu/library/stfsurvey/ and in paper form in the library.

A&F NEWS AND VIEWS SEPT. 2010

The September 2010 edition of A&F News and View is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/documents/afnews0910.pdf. This newsletter has news and information about staff, their accomplishments and department activities in the Administration and Financial Services division.

FREE TONER CARTRIDGES

Two unopened HP toner cartridges ( 98A and a 98X) are free for departmental use. If interested, call 3-7653.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS TO READ MYUNIVERSE NEWS
VETERAN'S DAY TIME OFF REQUESTSNEW

New legislation allows veterans to request time off for Veteran's Day, Thursday, Nov. 11. Interested veterans should submit their request to their supervisor by Monday, Oct. 11. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/hrs and click on the Latest News section.

CAMPUS FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES REQUESTED FOR MASTER CALENDARNEW

The UNI Foundation is compiling the University's Annual Master Fundraising Calendar. Units conducting fundraising or sending mailings, such as newsletters to alumni and friends that include a solicitation for funds, must have their plans documented on the Master Fundraising Calendar. Your participation in this process ensures access to support services provided by the UNI Foundation’s Office of Financial Services and the Office of Alumni Relations, and avoids conflicts with the timing of other solicitations. The Fundraising Activities form is available in UNI's Forms Repository as UNI Foundation Solicitation Checklist or by calling 3-6078. Completed forms should be returned to the Development Office by Friday, Oct. 1.

SMOKING PROHIBITED ON CAMPUSNEW

The University Health and Safety Committee reminds all faculty, staff and students that according to Iowa's Smokefree Air Act and UNI policy 8.10 "Smoking is prohibited on university owned or leased property including grounds, parking lots, athletic fields, recreation fields, tennis courts and any other outdoor area, including any vehicle located on the university's property."

FAMILY WEEKEND HOURS AT ESSENTIALSNEW

Essentials in Maucker Union will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, for Family Weekend.

ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR HIGH FIVE AWARDNEW

The division of Administration and Financial Services (A&FS) is now accepting nominations for its High Five Award. This award is meant to honor A&FS employees who have exemplary service in one or more of the areas of service excellence, teamwork and/or initiative. For an electronic nomination form or to view more about the award and eligibility, visit

http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/high_five.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?

SPECIAL EVENTS

OCTOBERFEST

The College Hill Partnership will host an Octoberfest event as part of Family Weekend, from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1, at Dry Run Creek Plaza (corner of 20th and College streets). Traditional Octoberfest music will be provided and food and beverages available for purchase.

SAE BLOOD DRIVE

SAE Fraternity with the Red Cross will host a blood drive in the Maucker Union Ballrooms between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5. Walk-ins are welcome. You may sign-up for an appointment at an information table across from Chats from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., this Wednesday or Friday, or online at www.redcrossblood.org/. Enter sponsor code 740.

A DAY IN THE PARK WITH ALPHA XI DELTA

Alpha Xi Delta is hosting a Day in the Park from noon to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 3, at Seerley Park in Cedar Falls. There will be a Puzzlepalooza, which is a puzzle building tournament for teams of one to four people. The cost for a team is $20. There will be food, games, music, a pony from Aspire and fun for all ages to enjoy. This event is open to the public. Help support Autism Speaks.

SOLAR & ENERGY EFFICIENCY TOURNEW

A Solar & Energy Efficiency Tour will be from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 3, in Cedar Falls. The UNI Transportation Center's solar photovoltaic array will be on the tour along with sites featuring solar thermal (hot water), solar PV, energy efficiency, and one green building. The tour is sponsored by the UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE) and the American Solar Energy Society (ASES). Tour locations can be found at www.ceee.uni.edu/solartour.aspx.

MEET THE PRESIDENTNEW

Professional and Scientific Council invite all P & S members to the 2010 Meet the President from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1, in the University Room, Maucker Union. The program includes Dr. Allen, Regent Staff Excellence Award, university traditions and deserts.

FAMILY WEEKENDNEW

For a list of Family Weekend activities visit http://www.uni.edu/familyweekend.

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES OPEN HOUSENEW

Student Disability Services will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5, in honor of Disability Awareness Month. Visit the second floor of the Student Health Center and see the available technology, displays, simulations and the general day-to-day operations of Disability Services. Free cookies, coffee and cider will be available.

RECEPTION FOR DWIGHT C. WATSONNEW

Faculty, staff and students are invited to a reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, to welcome Dwight C. Watson, dean of the College of Education, to UNI. The reception will be held in the Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom.

GO PURPLENEW

Wear a purple item of clothing or a purple ribbon on Friday, Oct. 8 to promote healthy relationships and to bring awareness to relationship violence. Help convey the message that there's no place for violence at our university, in our neighborhoods or in our homes. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Sponsored by Violence Intervention Services and Seeds of Hope: http://www.uni.edu/violenceservices or
http://www.seedsofhopeiowa.com/.

BARBARA GRASSLEY VISITS UNI FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESSNEW

Mrs. Grassley is scheduled to visit UNI on Friday, Oct. 8 to address students and staff on her experiences with breast cancer at 3 p.m., in SRL 115. Later in the evening Mrs. Grassley will attend UNI's annual "Breast Cancer Awareness" volleyball game at 7 p.m., in the McLeod Center. UNI Athletics will name Mrs. Grassley the honorary coach of the game.

SOPRANO MASTER CLASSNEW

Visiting artist Brenda Harris, soprano, will offer a master class at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Harris has appeared in leading roles with opera companies and orchestras throughout the world. In North America, she has been heard at the Metropolitan Opera, The Washington Opera, Minnesota Opera, New York City Opera and more. This event is free and open to the public.

FACULTY AND STAFF ROAD BIKE TRIP: OCT. 16NEW

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' delights on this one-day outing. Must bring own bike to ride. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/wellrec/outdoor_recreation/index.html.

ATHLETICS

VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball hosts Evansville at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1. The Panthers host Southern Illinois at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2. Both matches are in the McLeod Center.

FOOTBALL

UNI football hosts South Dakota State at 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, in the UNI-Dome. Fans are encouraged to wear gold.

SOCCERNEW

The Panthers host Creighton at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2. UNI hosts South Dakota at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 3. All matches are at the CVYSA Complex on Ridgeway Avenue 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.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

SEASONAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION CLINICS

The Student Health Clinic will offer seasonal influenza vaccinations for students, faculty and staff. The 2,500 student vaccinations will be 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. For a schedule of vaccination clinics, visit http://www.uni.edu/health/.

NEED HELP TO QUIT SMOKING?

Are you a smoker or chewer who wants to quit? Have you tried and failed in the past? Brief or on-going consultation and support services are available through Wellness and Recreation Services. Contact Kathy.Green@uni.edu, 3-6921.

DINING SPECIALS

BISCOTTI'S HOT LUNCH SPECIALS

Biscotti's Hot Lunch Specials are from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday specials rotate baked potato bar, macaroni and cheese and Panther chili bar; Wednesdays, walking tacos; and Thursdays, chicken enchilada soup.

OCTOBER IS VEGETARIAN AWARENESS MONTHNEW

Prexy's will feature special vegetarian item the week of Oct. 4. Specials include veggie sausage pizza at Avanti; garden patty melt at Flares; Southwest veggie wrap at Fresco; and vegetarian lunch specials on Wednesday and Thursday at Wasabi. For more on retail promotions, visit www.uni.edu/dor/promotions or check us out on Facebook.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

PROCUREMENT CARD RECONCILIATION TRAININGNEW

Seats are limited so don't miss a hands-on opportunity to learn how to reconcile your September 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.

UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF LEAVE REQUESTSNEW

Supervisors, PAF preparers and managers, are invited to join Therese Callaghan, UNI employee disability and leave coordinator, from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Oct. 12, in CME-Room 109A for "Identifying Your UNIfied Leave Source." The class helps explain employee leave options; when each leave option is applicable; how HIPAA applies to leave requests; the importance of a Return to Work Program and more. Program details and registration instructions are available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training.

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.