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Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010

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NEWS

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

The Thanksgiving Food Drive will run through Friday, Nov. 19. All donations will benefit the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Drop-off centers include the Wesley Foundation at 2422 College St. and the Student Involvement and Activities Center (SIAC) on the second floor of Maucker Union.

TRAFFIC WILL BE REROUTED FOR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

It's recommended that those traveling east on U.S. Highway 20 to Cedar Falls take the exit just past Dike and come to the UNI-Dome on West 27th Street. Local motorists are encouraged to avoid Hudson Road and University Avenue immediately before and after the games. A full game schedule can be found at iahsaa.org/football.

REDUCED OPERATIONS

The university will be under reduced operations during the holidays. For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/news/documents/hrs_holiday_hours.pdf.

COURSE DEVELOPMENT AWARDS - PROPOSALS DUE DEC. 1

Faculty interested in converting an existing course to a fully online format using UNI's eLearning system can submit proposals for course development awards. Proposals for summer and fall 2011 courses will be accepted. For more information, contact Belle Cowden at 3-7211 or belle.cowden@uni.edu. Additionally, in collaboration with ITS-Educational Technology, awards will be available for faculty members interested in developing a technology-enhanced, face-to-face course with the UNI eLearning system. Proposals for spring and summer 2011 are being accepted. For more information, contact ITS-Educational Technology at 3-2309 or oridds@uni.edu. Proposals for both awards are due Wednesday, Dec. 1. Guidelines and proposal forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/faculty/courseproposals.

ELECTRICAL SHUTDOWN

Due to an electrical shutdown Monday, Nov. 22, there will be no deliveries made from the Warehouse on that day. If there are questions, call 277-0765.

UNI IN THE NEWS

Chris Larimer, political science, was a participant on The Exchange on Iowa Public Radio.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/29o7tpd

Scott Peters, political science, was quoted in a story on KETK-TV, Tyler, Texas.

http://www.ketknbc.com/news/families-in-jeopardy.

Workshops on understanding flooding issues were mentioned in many media outlets, including The Chicago Tribune. Carl Bollwinkel, CEEE, is organizing the workshops. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-ia-floodeducation-io,0,5705303.story

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES NEWSLETTERNEW

The November 2010 newsletter from Student Disability Services has been posted online. Read about upcoming events to help students find employment, tips on discussing tough topics and more. Read the newsletter at www.uni.edu/sds/FacultyStaffNewsletter.shtml

AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK - TEACHER EDUCATION POINTS OF DISTINCTIONNEW

The week of Nov. 15 is American Education Week. UNI has a 134-year tradition in teacher education. Did you know that UNI has the largest teacher preparation program in Iowa? UNI graduates 500 new teachers every year.

EARLY PROCESSING OF STUDENT BIWEEKLY TIMECARDS FOR DEC. 1 PAYDAYNEW

Saturday, Nov. 20, is the cutoff date for the Dec. 1 biweekly payday. Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, timecards will be processed early and must be approved by 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 23, to be included in the Dec. 1 paycheck. Make sure timecards are submitted and approved to meet this deadline.

UNI SEVERE WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTSNEW

Announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations are made via UNI Alert, local radio and TV stations, and the UNI home page (www.uni.edu). The local TV stations also list closings and delays on their websites. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/resources/weather.

SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS ASSISTANCE PROGRAMNEW

About 1,000 families in the Cedar Valley are in need of clothing and toys this holiday season and need help. Stop by one of the giving trees located at Prexy's and Essentials in Maucker Union, Biscotti's in the Redeker Center, and 23rd St Market in the Commons. Choose an ornament from the tree, purchase the item and return the unwrapped purchase to any of the giving tree locations. Donation collection begins Tuesday, Nov. 16 and ends at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

Cathy DeSoto, psychology, was quoted in a story in the Iowa City Press Citizen.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/2ex7lkd

Deborah Gallagher, special education, was quoted in a story in the Des Moines Register.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/2d4nlom

NORTHEAST IOWA FOOD BANK DRIVE AT ESSENTIALSNEW

Help support the Northeast Iowa Food Bank by dropping off canned goods or donating money at Essentials in Maucker Union now through Tuesday, Nov. 30. Help surpass last year's donation of 130 pounds of food and $266. Each dollar raised buys $11 worth of groceries. Look for special discounts with each donation level met at Essentials.

JOB SHADOWING EVENTNEW

The Educational Talent Search Program is looking for faculty and staff volunteers to provide students from Hoover Middle School with a UNI job shadowing experience from 9:15 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Nov. 18. If you are interested in volunteering, e-mail Brock Holman at brock.holman@uni.edu.

ORDER COOKIE DOUGH FROM PANTHER PANTRYNEW

Eleven flavors of frozen cookie dough are available from Fresh Beginnings, the UNI bakery. The 3.5-pound tubs should make 3.5 dozen cookies and are priced $7.99 to $15.99 per tub. Orders can be placed on the Panther Pantry website from Tuesday, Nov. 16, through Wednesday, Dec. 15. For more information, visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/cart/shop.cgi?master_id=1.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS TO READ MYUNIVERSE NEWSNEW
FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR SEED GRANTSNEW

Seed funding has been provided by the Office of the Provost for research, creative, outreach, and PreK-12 education projects by UNI faculty and staff this spring and/or into 2012. The purpose is to support early-stage or pilot activities that will enhance external grant-seeking success. Deadline is Monday, Jan. 10. Guidelines and session details are at http://www.uni.edu/osp/osp-seed-grant. OSP will host several information sessions on the seed grants during the week of Nov. 29 through Dec. 3. Questions can be directed to anita.gordon@uni.edu or hillery.oberle@uni.edu.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE SUE FOLLON EXEMPLARY SERVICE AWARDNEW

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to nominate staff in the Division of Student Affairs for the annual Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. This award honors employees who are committed to quality and excellence and whose efforts and achievements exceed expectations. Submission deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 7. More detailed information and the nomination form are at http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/suefollonnomination.

ARE YOU A FAN OF FOX TELEVISION'S SHOW 'LIE TO ME'?NEW

If you have seen five or more episodes of "Lie to Me," consider participating in a one-on-one interview to collect data for a master's research paper exploring deception detection. Interviews will be scheduled based on participant availability. E-mail Shannon Erb at shannon.erb@uni.edu for more information.

ROD LIBRARY USERS SURVEY

Rod Library is interested in learning how you feel about its services. Your input is important. Take the survey by Friday, Nov. 19, at http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22BEGPT7979.

SPECIAL EVENTS

CUPCAKE DAY 2010: BECAUSE EVERYONE DESERVES A BIRTHDAY, BORN AND UNBORN

UNI Right to Life will offer free cupcakes to students and faculty at the following times and locations: from 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the front lobby, SEC; and from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov. 17, second floor, Lang Hall. For more information about UNI Right to Life, visit http://unirtl.weebly.com/.

FULBRIGHT RECEPTION

Faculty are invited to attend a Fulbright reception from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Ballroom, MAU. The reception will include a presentation by Nadia Korobova, international programs, about Fulbright Scholar Grants. The program also will recognize UNI faculty Fulbright scholars, past Fulbright scholars who came to UNI from other countries and provide time to learn from past program participants about their experiences abroad. In addition, there will be time to enjoy informal interaction, appetizers and refreshments. Contact oipevents@uni.edu with questions.

2010 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEKNEW

Join International Programs in celebrating 2010 International Education Week, now through Nov. 19. Experience other cultures' music, movies, food, traditions, sports and more. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.uni.edu/internationalprograms.

GROUNDBREAKING EVENT WEDNESDAY CELEBRATES NEW APARTMENTSNEW

The campus community is invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Department of Residence apartment complex being constructed south of Redeker Center. The event will begin at 11:15 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, south of Redeker Center, overlooking the construction site (Shull Hall if the event needs to be moved inside). Apartment units for 204 students will be built in the initial phase, which will be ready for occupancy in fall 2012. The project webcam is at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/webcam/dor/apt-complex-webcam.asp.

RECEPTION FOR LEONARD PITTSNEW

A reception will be held at the CME at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, for Leonard Pitts, winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary and columnist for the Miami Herald. Pitts is the keynote speaker at the 2010 Cedar Valley Conference on Human Rights at Allen College on Thursday, Nov. 18.

OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONNEW

Experience Christmas in the 1940s with an evening of crafts and caroling at Marshall Center One-Room School. Cost is $1 per child; children must be accompanied by an adult. Register and pay by Tuesday, Nov. 23. For more information, call 3-2188.

DINING FOR DOLLARS, A BENEFIT FOR THE NORTHEAST IOWA FOOD BANKNEW

It's estimated that one in eight Iowans goes to bed hungry. This holiday season, you can make a difference in an easy and fun way. Dining for Dollars, a fundraiser for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Electric Park Ballroom, in Waterloo. The event will consist of a meal, live music, prizes and various speakers from the Cedar Valley community. Purchase tickets by Thursday, Nov. 25 for a discount. More information and tickets are available at http://diningfordollarsneifb.eventbrite.com/. The event is organized by Public Relations Campaign Methods.

CELEBRATE THE SEASONS DEC. 2NEW

The annual Celebrate the Seasons event will take place from 8 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, MAU. Celebrate the Seasons is a free, interactive and fun-filled event for all. Enjoy craft activities, free snacks, hot chocolate and music. All activities are first-come, first-served. For more information, e-mail Kim Kluesner at kluesnek@uni.edu.

PERFORMING ARTS

UNI HORN CHOIR

The UNI Horn Choir will offer a fall recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

UNI SYMPHONIC BAND AND NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The UNI Symphonic Band and the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will present a fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

DRUMLINE LIVE AT GALLAGHER-BLUEDORN

DrumLine Live will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, at the GBPAC. With riveting rhythms, bold beats and ear-grabbing energy, this show is a synchronized musical showcase of the historically black colleges and universities marching band tradition. Incorporating original compositions and soul-infused interpretations of Top 40 hits, group performances will range from colorful, choreographed routines to heavy doses of drum riffs and cadences. For tickets, visit any UNItix location, call 3-4TIX or visit www.gbpac.org.

BENEFIT CONCERT WITH MIKE SHAW

Mike Shaw, a contemporary Christian vocalist, will perform at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, 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. 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 UNI's Public Relations Campaign Methods class.

CHOPIN BONANZA #3 - FEATURING UNI PIANO STUDENTS

Chopin Bonanza #3 will be held at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. In a continuing celebration of the 200th anniversary of Chopin's birth, faculty artist Dmitri Vorobiev will coordinate this third and final recital in a series of performances featuring student musicians from the piano studio at UNI. This event is free and open to the public.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR MEN'S GLEE CLUB CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOWS

The UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club Christmas Variety Shows will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3, and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. The Glee Club men will perform holiday favorites and beautiful winter songs. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: TERRI ARMFIELD, OBOENEW

Visiting artist and UNI alumna Terri Armfield will present an oboe recital at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 29, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Currently serving as assistant professor of oboe and music theory at Western Carolina University in North Carolina, Armfield has been a featured soloist with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra and now performs with various ensembles in the community and at Western Carolina University. This event is free and open to the public.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

REQUIRED ANNUAL PCI TRAINING

Anyone who has access to credit card documentation or data needs to attend a session being offered as part of the annual Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance requirements. It's critical that any UNI employee with responsibilities for credit card processing or reconciling, along with supervisors of these positions, attend. Invest in this 75-minute training to protect yourself and the university. To see more program details and for registration information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/documents/PCI_Compliance_training.pdf.

MEMFIS USER GROUP MEETING MINUTESNEW

Minutes from the October MUG meeting are available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/memfis_users/mug_minutes/mm201027-28.pdf.

INTEGRATING E-PORTFOLIOS INTO YOUR ASSESSMENT STRATEGYNEW

Helen Chen from Stanford University and John Ittelson from California State University will present a webcast on using e-portfolios to collect evidence of student learning at multiple levels from noon to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Oak Room, MAU. Bring your lunch. Co-sponsored by Academic Assessment and ITS Educational Technology. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/assessment.

REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2011 SYMPOSIUMNEW

Registration is now open for Scholars in Action: The 2011 UNI Symposium on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity to be held on Friday, Feb. 11, MAU. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. To register, visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/2011-research-symposium. If you have questions, contact Anita Gordon at anita.gordon@uni.eu or 3-6148.

TIAA CREF COUNSELING

A TIAA CREF representative will be on campus conducting one-on-one counseling sessions Wednesday, Nov. 17, Dec. 1, 2, 15, 16 and Jan. 11, 12,19 and 20. Common questions that a representative can help with are: 1) Is my investment mix appropriate? 2) Am I saving enough to maintain my lifestyle in retirement? and 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.

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

PROGRAM CANCELED

"What Inspires You?" scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the University Museum has been canceled.

FREE WEBINARS ON COMMUNICATION AND HEALTH LITERACYNEW

UNI's Panther Speakers and College of Education Hot Topics in Education programs will offer two free webinars for alumni and faculty and staff interested in learning more about communication and health literacy. Jayne Witte, communication studies, will present "Communication Renovation: Little Fixes that Make a Big Difference," at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 17. Mark Grey, Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration and Michele Devlin, Iowa Center on Health Disparities, will present "Health Literacy in a Changing America," at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 18. To learn more about these webinars and to register, visit www.uni.edu/pantherspeakers.

FOSSILS OF OUR HUMAN ANCESTORSNEW

The UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers will host a lecture about the fossil evidence for hominid evolution by Tyler O'Brien, UNI anthropology, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, in ITTC 334. The discussion and presentation will focus on fossils of recent human ancestors, such as Australopithecus and Homo erectus.

'AN ENTREPRENEUR'S PERSPECTIVE' WITH JEFF QUINT OF CEDAR RIDGE WINERYNEW

The final installment of the "Entrepreneur's Perspective" series will be at noon, Thursday, Nov. 18, at www.myentre.net. This free webinar will feature Jeff Quint, owner and founder of the Cedar Ridge Winery near Swisher, Iowa. Since graduating from UNI as a certified public accountant, Quint has worked with a number of growth-oriented companies, including four he helped create. In 2003, he and his wife, Laurie, founded Cedar Ridge Vineyards on 27 acres, releasing their first wines in 2005. They became the first legal distillery in Iowa since Prohibition. Today, they manage a new 7,000-square-foot winery and distillery located among their vineyards in rural Swisher.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

FREE DAYS IN THE WELLNESS/RECREATION CENTER

Faculty and staff who are not paid users of the WRC are invited to use WRC facilities free of charge from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Nov. 22 through 24, by presenting their UNI ID at the Welcome Desk. Spouses and tax-dependent children also are welcome. For pool and climbing wall hours, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/hours/docs/thanksgiving2010hours.pdf.

EXHIBITIONS AND FILMS

'STONES TO SCHOOLS'NEW

A short film describing Greg Mortensen's school projects in Afghanistan and Pakistan will be shown at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the lounge by the leisure pool in the WRC. Funded by Pennies for Peace.

ATHLETICS

BASKETBALLNEW

Men's basketball hosts Coe College at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the McLeod Center. Women's basketball hosts Iowa State at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 21, in the McLeod Center.

WRESTLINGNEW

Wrestling hosts Old Dominion at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, in the West Gym.

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.

HOURS

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS FOR THANKSGIVING BREAKNEW
CHANGE IN LIBRARY HOURS OVER THANKSGIVINGNEW

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#thanks. Youth books checked out anytime Saturday, Nov. 13, are due Monday, Nov. 29. Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to closing time. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, at the prompt enter your CatID.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

CHATS THANKSGIVING HOURSNEW

Chats in Maucker Union will be open the following hours during the week of Thanksgiving, Nov. 22 through 26: 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday; closed Thursday through Sunday; reopens at 7 a.m., Monday, Nov. 29. The menu includes a reduced bakery selection in addition to two sandwich choices and one salad entrée choice.

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.