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Thursday, Sep 9, 2010

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EXHIBITIONS AND FILMS

DOCUMENTARY - 'ANYONE AND EVERYONE'

The documentary "Anyone and Everyone" will be shown from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, in the Rod Library Multipurpose Room 324. Connected by having a son or daughter who is gay, ethnically and religiously diverse parents share intimate accounts of how their children revealed their sexual orientation and discuss their responses. Sponsored by Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, UNI Proud, UNI Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology and One Iowa. For more information, visit http://www.anyoneandeveryone.com/.

DOCUMENTARY - 'ANYONE AND EVERYONE'

The documentary "Anyone and Everyone" will be shown from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, in the Rod Library Multipurpose Room 324. Connected by having a son or daughter who is gay, ethnically and religiously diverse parents share intimate accounts of how their children revealed their sexual orientation and discuss their responses. Sponsored by Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, UNI Proud, UNI Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology and One Iowa. For more information, visit http://www.anyoneandeveryone.com/.

SEE 'TOY STORY 3'

The Campus Activities Board will show the summer blockbuster, "Toy Story 3," at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, in Maucker Union. Free admission, popcorn and beverages provided. For more information on CAB activities, visit www.uni.edu/studentorgs/cab.

LARAMIE PROJECT VIEWING AND DISCUSSION

University Book and Supply is hosting a viewing and discussion of "The Laramie Project," from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, in the Great Hall, GBPAC, facilitated by Ruth Chananie-Hill, sociology. The Laramie Project is a compilation of some 200 interviews by the Tectonic Theatre Project to find out why Matthew Shepherd was murdered, what happened that night and about the town of Laramie. The interviews gave basis to the play, The Laramie Project, that will be performed at the GBPAC on Oct. 13 and 14.

PERFORMING ARTS

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: YU-TING SU, HORN

UNI School of Music faculty artist Yu-Ting Su will present a horn recital with faculty pianist Korey Barrett at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE: AN EVENING OF RUSSIAN ROMANCES

Faculty artists John Hines, bass, Polina Khatsko, piano and Jonathan Chenoweth, cello, will present an all-Russian repertoire recital, "From Russia with Love" at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: DULCIAN AND ORGAN

UNI School of Music faculty artists David Rachor and Kui-Im Lee will present a dulcian and organ recital at 8:15 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: RANDY GRABOWSKI, TRUMPET:

UNI School of Music faculty artist Randy Grabowski will present a trumpet recital with faculty pianist Dmitri Vorobiev, featuring a wide range of compositions written specifically for the trumpet. The recital will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL, and is free and open to the public.

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: U.S. ARMY BLUES BAND

The U.S. Army Blues Band will present a concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. After beginning informally in 1970, The Army Blues became an official part of the United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" in 1972. Over the years it has evolved into the premier jazz ensemble of the U.S. Army. This event is free and open to the public.

THE FOUR LETTER WORD: JAZZ SERIES

Go to the Memorial Gardens east of Maucker Union from 7 to 9 p.m., every Monday, for the music series "The Four Letter Word: Jazz." The series features various musicians from the School of Music as well as others. Inclement weather location will be the Hemisphere Lounge, Maucker Union. For more information, contact Michael Conrad at mconrad@mconradmusic.com.

DOUBLE BASS WEEKENDNEW

UNI School of Music faculty artist Hunter Capoccioni will coordinate a weekend long double-bass festival including recital performances by guest artist Michael J. Cameron, professor of double bass at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and Mark Urness, professor of music at Lawrence University. Performances will be held at 5:30 p.m. (Cameron) and 8 p.m. (Urness), Saturday, Sept. 18, and master classes will be held Sunday, Sept. 19. For more information, contact Hunter.Capoccioni@uni.edu.

FACULTY AND GUEST ARTIST RECITALNEW

UNI School of Music faculty artist Robert Washut will present a jazz recital featuring guest artist Mark Urness, bass, as well as jazz faculty artists at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP ON MANAGING YOUR BOSS

The management workshop "Bossology: Managing Your Boss" will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 16, in the BCS. The registration deadline is Sept. 9. Workshop participants will practice managing expectations and priorities to improve their working relationship with their boss and advance their performance. Jim Hogan, human resources professional who has worked at companies like Maytag and Jenn-Aire, will facilitate the workshop. For more information or to register, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 3-5851 or execdev@uni.edu.

SHOW ME THE MONEY WORKSHOP

The management workshop "Show Me the Money! How to Conduct a Cost/Benefit Analysis" will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 21, in the BCS. The registration deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 14. Learn how to determine the priority and the amount of time, money and resources to invest in a project, in relationship to the organization’s strategic goals. For more information or to register, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 3-5851 or execdev@uni.edu.

START A BUSINESS I WORKSHOPNEW

Start a Business I Workshop will take place from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, in BCS 33. This course is designed to teach the basics of starting a small business including business structure, taxes and resources. Advance registration required. For more information, e-mail jpec@uni.edu or call 3-5732.

EMPLOYMENT

P & S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include head diving/assistant women's swimming coach, assistant women's basketball coach and activities director. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

MERIT VACANCIES

Merit vacancies are available for viewing at www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.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.

P & S VACANCIESNEW

Vacancies at the P&S level include assistant director/UNItix client services. To view the complete job description, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

NEWS

ASSOCIATE PROVOST FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM OPEN FORUMS

The associate provost for International Programs (APIP) search committee invites all members of the campus community to attend three open forums at which the APIP candidates will give a short presentation on their vision for internationalizing UNI followed by a question/answer session. An electronic evaluation form has been set up for each candidate. The forms will be available at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/surveys/takeSurvey.cgi

The forums are scheduled as follows: from 2 to 3:15 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9; 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10; and 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13., in the University Room, Maucker Union.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer with the Family and Children's Council at the Park to Park Race Saturday, Sept. 11. Volunteers are needed to assist with packet pick-ups, registrations, course support, water stops, finish line and food. Must be 16 or older to participate. For more information, contact the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at volunteerUNI@vccv.org.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS TO READ MYUNIVERSE NEWS
ADDITIONAL SIS OVERVIEW SESSIONS

The first few phases of the new Student Information System (SIS) have rolled out. Additional SIS overview sessions have been scheduled for those who were unable to attend the August sessions. Sessions will take place from 2 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15 and 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Sept. 16, in GIL 009. If you are unable to attend a session, a recorded presentation is available online. Due to limited space, register at www.uni.edu/sis.

'FACTS FOR FACULTY'

The Office of Student Financial Aid has posted the fall 2010 edition of "Facts For Faculty" newsletter in the "Faculty and Staff" section at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/facultyandstaff.shtml. The newsletter provides financial aid information to assist all faculty and staff in their work and communication with students. This edition contains information about the "Live Like a Student" campaign, TEACH Grants, guidelines for administering scholarships, financial aid academic progress requirements, reasons why financial aid has not paid out, quick facts, charts and more. Questions, comments or requests for topics of interest in future newsletters may be submitted to joyce.morrow@uni.edu.

INPUT REQUESTED FOR DISABLED ACCESS ON CAMPUS

The UNI Coordinating Committee for Disability Accommodations is gathering information and ideas for enhanced accessibility (facilities and services) for persons with disabilities. Submit concerns and recommendations (short- and long-term projects) to http://www.uni.edu/ccda/feedback.shtml. A number of recommendations have already been implemented. Suggestions made in earlier years need not be re-submitted. The committee continues to review items submitted in previous surveys. Nancy Hamilton, HPELS, is chairing the committee.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS TO READ MYUNIVERSE NEWSNEW

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

UNDERSTANDING MEDICARE AND HOW TO FILE

Join a local Social Security Claims Representative from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, in Maucker Union, CME - Rooms 109A&B, for a presentation on understanding the Medicare System, eligibility requirements, and instructions on how and when to file. Session details and instructions for registering are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/.

ONLINE COURSE DEVELOPMENT AWARDS AVAILABLE - PROPOSALS DUE SEPT. 17

The Office of Continuing and Distance Education has available up to 20 course development awards for faculty members who are interested in converting an existing course to a fully online format using UNI's eLearning system. Proposals for spring 2011 courses are due Friday, Sept. 17. Guidelines and a proposal form are available at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/faculty/spring2011. For more information, contact Belle Cowden at 3-7211 or belle.cowden@uni.edu.

CAMPUS CONNEXUS - A SCHOLARLY NETWORKING EVENT

The Offices of Sponsored Programs and the Provost will host Campus Connexus from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30. Connexus is a way to build professional and scholarly ties in an informal social setting. The registration deadline for Connexus is Thursday, Sept. 16. To learn more or to register, visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/2010-campus-connexus.

ASSESSMENT MINI-GRANTS ARE BACK FOR 2010-2011

Considering a new strategy for academic program assessment? Need some funding to get the strategy moving? Apply for an assessment mini-grant from the Office of Academic Assessment. Applications are due Monday, Nov. 1. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/assessment/minigrants.shtml.

SPECIAL EVENTS

FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR DEEDRA DAHLAGER

A farewell reception will be held for Deedra Dahlager, wellness resource coordinator, from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10, in the Wellness Resource Lab, WRC 104. Stop by to wish her well.

T-SHIRT SALE

T-Shirts and related items will be for sale in the second floor SEC Lobby from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14, and Wednesday, Sept. 15. Proceeds will benefit the educational and service projects of UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society.

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR JEANNE MARSHALL

The Psychology Department will host a reception honoring Jeanne Marshall on her retirement from UNI from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, in BAK 161. For more information, e-mail jan.cornelius@uni.edu.

SPEAKER: JUDY SHEPARD

In October 1998, Judy and Dennis Shepard lost their 21-year-old son, Matthew, to a murder motivated by anti-gay hate. Determined to prevent others from suffering their son's fate, the Shepards decided to turn their grief into action and established the Matthew Shepard Foundation to carry on Matthew's legacy. Judy travels across the nation speaking to audiences about what they can do as individuals and communities to make this world a more accepting place for everyone, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sex, gender identity and expression, or sexual orientation. Judy will speak at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, in the GBPAC. The cost is $13 for adults; $11 for youth. Call 273-4TIX or visit www.gbpac.org.

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH MUSIC FESTIVALNEW

To kick off Hispanic Heritage Month, HLSU and the CME will host a music festival, featuring bands and artists, infusing Latin flavor with American rock influences from 6 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, on Maucker Union East Lawn. This event is free, with food and drink provided.

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR

Learn about study, research and work abroad from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, in the Maucker Union Ballroom; door prizes will be available. Contact UNI Study Abroad or morleyk@uni.edu for more information.

MTA HOSTS FUNDRAISER AT CMENEW

The Multicultural Teaching Association will host a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18, at the CME. Several items including books, back to school items, clothes, DVDs, etc., will be on sale at the CME.

CONSTITUTION JEOPARDY EVENT

As part of Constitution Day, a Constitution Jeopardy Game will be played from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, in the Hemisphere Lounge in Maucker Union. Prizes will be awarded. Sponsored by UNI American Democracy Project/Provost's Office.

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

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.

BASH WITH BEN

Mark your calendars now for Bash with Ben from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, on the Maucker Union North Plaza. Rain location is Maucker Union Coffeehouse.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

WORDS OF WELLNESS

The September 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.

INTRAMURAL 100/200 MILE RUN/WALK FITNESS CLUB

Open to students, faculty, staff, spouses and retirees. The entry fee is $15 per person. Register and pick up mileage log beginning Monday, Sept. 13 in the Intramural Office, WRC 161. Deadline to complete mileage is Monday, Nov. 29. Intramural shorts are awarded for completion of mileage by deadline.

ADULT SWIM LESSONS

Adult swim lessons will be offered from 6 to 6:45 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 13 through Oct. 13, in the WRC pools. This offers a small personalized class is for persons of all abilities who want to learn basic swimming skills or perfect their strokes. The fee is $28 for students and $44 for faculty and staff.

DINING SPECIALS

HOT BREAKFAST AT PREXY'S

Enjoy a variety of hot menu items from 8 to 10 a.m., Monday through Friday at Avanti. Items include fresh baked cinnamon bites with cream cheese icing, scrambled eggs with cheese, breakfast burritos, breakfast pizza and sausage gravy and biscuits.

PREXY'S HAS NEW LUNCH FEATURESNEW

Wasabi will have weekly features from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays. Coming up this month: Sept. 9, potato bar; Sept. 15, Sushi; and Sept. 16, pasta bar. For more on retail promotions, visit www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening or check us out on Facebook.

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

KNEE-JERK REACTIONS BY POLITICAL LEADERS

Michael Blackwell, Center for Multicultural Education, will present and lead a discussion, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, at University Book and Supply. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault, UNI American Democracy Project, 3-6898.

DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, at the UNI Museum to discuss "Driftless" by David Rhodes. This All-Iowa Read describes unforgettable characters in a contemporary rural American town that time forgot. All are welcome having read the book or not. The UNI Museum is handicap accessible.

CME 7 BOOK CLUB

Join the CME's monthly book club for its first meeting at 3:30 p.m., Sept. 16, in the CME's lobby. September's selection is "The Name Partner" by Carlos Cisneros and copies of the book are available for check-out at the CME front desk.

DOES YOUR VOTE COUNT?

To celebrate Constitution Day, American Democracy Project/Provost's Office are hosting two speakers from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, in Lang Hall Auditorium, with a reception to follow. Topics are "Does Your Vote Count?" with Kirk Lund from Citizens for Election Integrity, and "Redistricting the Iowa Way: A Nonpartisan Approach" with Ed Cook, Iowa Legislative Services Agency. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/adp. Free and open to the public.

JANE ELLIOTT PRESENTATION

Jane Elliott, internationally known teacher, lecturer and diversity trainer, will visit campus from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in SEC 244. In her presentation, "Anatomy of Prejudice," Elliott will discuss her belief that prejudice is an emotional commitment to ignorance and the answer to ignorance is education. The presentation is open to the public and seating is first-come, first-served.

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.