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Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010

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NEWS

NORTHEAST IOWA FOOD BANK DRIVE AT ESSENTIALS

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.

MEMFIS OUTAGE SCHEDULED

Host Operating System upgrades are scheduled from 4 to 6 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 24. MEMFIS will shut down from 4 to 6 a.m. to reboot the host servers as part of the operating system upgrade. Full access will be restored by 6 a.m. Questions concerning this outage should be directed to Kip Miller at kip.miller@uni.edu prior to the end of business Tuesday, Nov. 23.

BUCKLE UP

The UNI Police Division, along with 325 other agencies, will increase enforcement Tuesday, Nov. 23, through Monday, Nov. 29. They urge motorists to buckle up "every trip, every time," drive safely and drive sober. This effort is part of the Iowa Special Traffic Enforcement Program (sTEP). Contact Lieutenant Doug Widen at 3-2712 for more information.

DIVERSITY MATTERS AWARD NOMINATIONS - DUE DEC. 15NEW

Nominations for the Diversity Matters awards are now being accepted. Eligible nominees include students, faculty or staff members who have made exceptional contributions to achieving UNI’s diversity-related goals. The awards will be presented at the Town Hall Meeting for Diversity on Thursday, Jan. 20. For more information and a nomination form, visit http://preview.tinyurl.com/2bwn4de. For more information on the town hall, visit http://www.uni.edu/diversity/townhall.shtml.

ADP 2011 SERVICE-LEARNING FELLOWSHIPSNEW

The American Democracy Project/Provost's Office is again sponsoring service-learning fellowships. The deadline is Friday, Jan. 14. Winners are required to participate in a workshop Thursday and Friday, May 12 and 13. Applications are available at http://www.uni.edu/adp, or contact Allen.Hays@UNI.edu or Gerri Perreault at ADP-UNI@UNI.edu.

EUNICE DELL AWARD NOMINATIONS

Nominations are being accepted for the Eunice A. Dell Award for "Making a Difference." Individuals may nominate employees in the Division of Administration and Financial Services who have made a difference at UNI and/or in the community. Information, award criteria and nomination forms can be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/. Deadline for nominations is 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

The Chicago Tribune ran a guest opinion piece by Victoria Robinson, educational leadership, counseling & postsecondary education. www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/ct-perspec-1121-teacher-20101121,0,5353165.story

The Cedar Rapids Gazette ran a guest opinion piece by Susan Salterberg, Center for Energy and Environmental Education. http://thegazette.com/2010/11/21/how-to-have-happier-greener-holidays/

REDUCED OPERATIONSNEW

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

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 BANK

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. 2

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.

T-SHIRT SALE

T-Shirts and other gifts are available at the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society sale on Tuesday, Nov. 30; Wednesday, Dec. 1; and Thursday, Dec. 2, in the SEC lobby.

UNI HOLIDAY POTTERY SALENEW

Buy unique holiday gifts at the UNI student pottery sale, from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3, and from noon until 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, in KAB North 126.

COLLEGE HILL PARTNERSHIP TREE LIGHTINGNEW

Join the College Hill Partnership at the annual Holiday Social and Tree Lighting Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 4. Several Hill businesses will host open houses all day offering entertainment, treats and special sale items. From 5:30 to 7 p.m. free horse-drawn trolley rides will be available outside the Honors Cottage (Seerley and College). Inside the Honors Cottage will be crafts, activities and treats beginning at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m. caroling groups will depart for Seerley Park for the official Tree Lighting. Santa will be there for the young and young at heart.

PERFORMING ARTS

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: TERRI ARMFIELD, OBOE

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.

UNI OPERA SCENES PERFORMANCE

The UNI School of Music opera program will present an opera scenes performance featuring student musicians at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 30, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.

UNI CLARINET STUDIO AND CLARINET ENSEMBLE CONCERT

The UNI Clarinet Studio and Ensemble will offer a fall concert at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

UNI STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

The UNI Student Chamber Music Concert will be held at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: DMITRI VOROBIEV, PAINO - BEETHOVEN #2NEW

UNI School of Music faculty artist Dmitri Vorobiev will present a piano recital featuring the work of Ludwig van Beethoven at 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This is the second Beethoven concert of the fall from Vorobiev, who plans to perform all piano works of Beethoven in an ongoing concert series at UNI. This event is free and open to the public.

UNI VARSITY MEN'S GLEE CLUB CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOWSNEW

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

UNI COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL RECITAL WEEKENDNEW

The UNI Community Music School will present its fall recitals beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4 and 5, in RSL. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/music/communitymusicschool.

HOURS

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK
CHANGE IN LIBRARY HOURS OVER THANKSGIVING

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 HOURS

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.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

OPEN ENROLLMENT DEADLINE

The deadline to make changes to or enroll in benefits during open enrollment is Monday, Nov. 29. Merit employees can make changes to or enroll in health, dental, vision insurance or flexible spending. All benefits-eligible employees may enroll in flexible spending and vision insurance. Complete an enrollment form at www.uni.edu/hrs/benefits and return it to Human Resource Services, 0034.

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 an information session on the seed grants at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, in the Presidential Room, MAU. Questions can be directed to anita.gordon@uni.edu or hillery.oberle@uni.edu.

DRUPAL ASSISTANCENEW

ITS - Educational Technology and University Relations will offer Drupal office hours twice monthly. Faculty, staff or students can get help with any UNI Drupal website. Drupal experts will be on hand to help field theming, site-building and content-editing questions. Office hours are from 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesdays, Dec. 7 and 21, in the Production House, ITTC 108.

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

ADVENT STORYTELLING

Professional storyteller Gail Froyen will present "Small Gifts, Trail of Light," an evening of stories for Advent reflection, from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 29, at St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center, 1019 W. 23rd St. An opportunity for fellowship and refreshments will follow.

CROW FORUMNEW

A CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, Dec. 6, in the CME, MAU, 109A. Dean Mundy, communication studies, will present "The Spiral of Advocacy: How State Based LGBT Advocacy Organizations are Defining a Modern Social Movement Through their Campaigns for Equality." 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 an informal presentation and discussion. Bring your lunch.

SPEAKER SERIES: WHAT INSPIRES YOU?NEW

Hear what inspires area professionals to be artistic in their fields of expertise at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the University Museum. Jeremy Schraffenberger, poet and UNI professor of English, will discuss his inspiration.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

INTRAMURAL 5-ON-5 CO-REC INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENT

Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 29 through Dec. 1, in WRC 161. Open to students, faculty and staff. The tournament costs $20 per team with a two-game guarantee and is limited to the first eight teams to register. Game day is at 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5, at the WRC South Courts. For more information, call 3-7262.

ATHLETICS

MVC VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT AT MCLEODNEW

UNI will host the Missouri Valley Conference Volleyball Tournament Thursday, Nov. 25 through Saturday, Nov. 27, in the McLeod Center. The No. 12 Panthers are the top seed in the tournament and will play at 7 p.m. Friday against the winner of the Missouri State-Illinois State match. The championship match is at 3:37 p.m. on Saturday. All-session tickets to the tournament are available for $20. Single-match tickets are $8.

UNI IN FIRST ROUND FCS PLAYOFFSNEW

UNI football hosts Lehigh in the first round of the FCS playoffs at noon, Saturday, Nov. 27, in the UNI-Dome. Tickets are $24 for adults, $12 for youth and $10 for UNI students.

MEN'S BASKETBALLNEW

Men's basketball hosts North Dakota at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, in the McLeod Center. Fans who purchase tickets to the MVC Volleyball Tournament or to the football playoff game will also receive a free general admission ticket to the men's basketball game.

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.

EXHIBITIONS AND FILMS

'ACTION IS ELOQUENCE'

"Action Is Eloquence" art exhibition is the third in a yearlong series of events featuring UNI Department of Art alumni, titled "Time is Ripe." Participants include: Bruce Charlesworth (B.A. '72), Dawn Gettler (B.F.A. '03), Karla Hackenmiller (B.F.A. '93) and Tom Mueske (B.F.A. '05).

EMPLOYMENT

P & S VACANCIESNEW

Vacancies at the P&S level include senior research associate. 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/.