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Tuesday, Nov 30, 2010

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SPECIAL EVENTS

BLOOD DRIVE AT MAUCKER UNION

SAE fraternity with the Red Cross will host a blood drive Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. Sign up online at redcrossblood.org, with sponsor code 740, or sign-up between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Nov. 29 or 30, at an information table across from Chats in MAU. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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 SALE

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 LIGHTING

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.

BECOME A TEAM CAPTAIN FOR RELAY FOR LIFENEW

Relay for Life team captains are needed at UNI. Attend a come-and-go meeting to register online and receive information from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 30, or Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the Schindler IRTS lab. Relay For Life will be held Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9. For more information, e-mail mccartys@uni.edu

FUNDRAISER FOR SALVATION ARMYNEW

Want a simple way to give back this holiday season? Decorate cookies for yourself or a friend and help those experiencing poverty and homelessness in our community. Stop by Maucker Union between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, and Friday, Dec. 3, to buy sugar cookies, $1 for two cookies. Other treats and crafts will be available for purchase as well.

UNI CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER AUCTION AND COOKIE WALKNEW

The UNI Child Development Center will host its third annual silent auction and cookie-walk fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Malcolm Price Lab School lobby at the east main entrance. Buy a container for $8 and fill it with cookies of your choice. Items to be auctioned include: a basketball autographed by the UNI men's basketball team, Waterloo Black Hawks Hockey tickets and an autographed hockey stick, various gift certificates from Cedar Valley businesses and more. The silent auction will end at 11:30 a.m.

INDOOR FARMERS' MARKETSNEW

The Northern Iowa Food & Farm Partnership is organizing two more indoor farmers' markets this year from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Waverly Civic Center, and from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Cedar Falls Community Center. Come out and find fresh greens, apples, root vegetables, squash, baked goods and more, all grown by local farmers.

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

ELECTION 2010: WHAT DID IT MEAN?

Donna Hoffman, political science, and Al Hays, public policy, will present their analyses of the 2010 elections and then lead a discussion on what the results mean for the future from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, at University Book & Supply. For more information, contact ADP at 3-6898 or ADP-UNI@UNI.edu.

CROW FORUM

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.

FREE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR: 'THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF STARTING A BUSINESS'NEW

A free, interactive webinar on how to start a business and deal with the tax implications of running a business will be held at noon, Thursday, Dec. 2. Rich Peterson, interim director of the Small Business Development Center at UNI, and Sean Grant, a CPA with Grant and Schindel in Waterloo, will cover information related to filing and registering a business, as well as setting up an accounting/tax reporting system. The link for the webinar is www.Myentre.net.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAMNEW

UNI's Executive Development Center is now accepting registrations for the 2011 Leadership Development Certificate Program. The program consists of 10 full-day sessions held between Jan. 26 and May 18. Session topics include: strategic planning, big-picture decision making, finance for leaders and leading through changing times. Four hours of graduate or undergraduate credit is available upon completion of this course. Tuition is half price for UNI employees at $1,575.

PERFORMING ARTS

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 #2

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 SHOWS

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 WEEKEND

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.

'MOTHER HICKS'NEW

Tickets are still available for "Mother Hicks," which will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 2 through 4, and at 2 p.m., Dec. 4 and 5, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Set in southern Illinois during the Great Depression, "Mother Hicks" tells the story of three outsiders and their journey to find themselves, and each other, in a troubled time. The tale is told with poetry and sign language. For tickets, call the Box Office at 3-6381.

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: CHIMES OF CHRISTMASNEW

The Spotlight Series Concert: Chimes of Christmas will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. Come join the UNI School of Music choral ensembles (UNI Singers, Concert Chorale, Cantorei and Women's Chorus) in celebrating the joys of the season. Enjoy holiday favorites and majestic, winter-inspired works. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR SEED GRANTS

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 ASSISTANCE

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.

CALL FOR POSTERS AND CREATIVE PRESENTATIONS AT 2011 UNI SYMPOSIUMNEW

UNI faculty and staff are reminded that Friday, Dec. 3, is the deadline for submitting abstracts for poster and creative presentations at "Scholars in Action: The 2011 UNI Symposium on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity" to be held Friday, Feb. 11, in Maucker Union. Guidelines are posted at http://www.uni.edu/osp/2011-poster-and-creative-activity-guidelines.

PANTHER SPEAKERS AND HOT TOPICS WEBINARS ONLINENEW

Two recent university webinars offered to alumni and community members are available to faculty and staff. "Communication Renovation: Little Fixes that Make a Big Difference," presented by Jayne Witte, communication studies, is archived at www.uni.edu/pantherspeakers. "Health Literacy in a Changing America," presented by Mark Grey and Michele Devlin, is archived at www.uni.edu/coe/webinars.

NEWS

MULTIDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION SURVEYNEW

A survey on multi- and interdisciplinary education will be available through MyUniverse from Wednesday, Dec. 1, to Friday, Dec. 31. All faculty and staff interested in multi- and interdisciplinary programs and/or have had experience with these programs and are interested in their success in academe are encouraged to take this survey. The survey is voluntary and takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete. For more information, contact Catherine Zeman at Catherine.zeman@uni.edu or the IRB administrator at 3-6148.

RESERVE REINSTATEMENT LISTSNEW

Faculty who wish to keep their same items on reserve for the spring semester from fall 2010 should submit a request to the Rod Library reserve desk by Monday, Dec. 13. Requests can be submitted electronically at http://www.uni.edu/library/reinstatement/.

PLAN NOW FOR UNI UP CLOSENEW

UNI Up Close is a visit day planned specifically for admitted high school seniors. Following the success of previous Up Close events, two days are planned. The 2010 events hosted approximately 847 students and their guests. Of those 847 students, 773 currently are enrolled freshmen. Mark your calendars for Friday, Feb. 18, and Friday, Feb. 25, and start planning your involvement at http://www.uni.edu/admissions/upclose/facultystaff/.

STUDIO IT & COMPUTER-BASED TESTING CENTER RESERVATIONSNEW

ITS Educational Technology is taking reservations in StudioIT and the new Computer-Based Testing Center for spring and summer 2011. To submit a reservation inquiry, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/labs/studio-it/reservation. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

INTERNAL DEADLINE FOR NSF MAJOR RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION (MRI) PROGRAMNEW

Due to National Science Foundation submission limits, those interested in submitting grant proposals to NSF's MRI program must participate in an internal selection process; see http://www.uni.edu/osp/internal-deadline-mri-2011 for instructions. The internal deadline is Monday, Dec. 13. For more information, contact Sarah Bridges at 3-6482 or sarah.bridges@uni.edu.

HALL STAFFS' FOCUS: SUCCESSFUL CITIZENS AND SCHOLARSNEW

Residence hall staff at UNI continuously focus on students' development as successful citizens and scholars. During 2009-2010 they engaged 1,100 residents in academic/career programs, had 17,000 residents attend social/educational programs, helped more than 1,400 residents organize those programs, and had 12,000 individual conversations about residents' social and academic well-being.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

David Surdam, economics, had a guest opinion piece published in the Des Moines Business Record.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/23jmssd.

Carole Yates and Susan Salterberg, CEEE, are quoted in a Des Moines Register story on reclaiming the holidays.

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

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE SUE FOLLON EXEMPLARY SERVICE AWARD

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.

INTERNS AT NONPROFITS CAN GET FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM KOOB FUNDNEW

The Koob Fund application deadline has been extended to Friday, Dec. 3. The Koob Fund provides financial assistance to students interning at nonprofit organizations in Iowa. Awards up to $2,000 are available for undergraduate students and $3,000 for graduate students. For more information, visit
http://www.uni-foundation.org/page.aspx?id=lotw36p87 or contact Julianne Gassman at 3-2264 or e-mail gassman@uni.edu.

EUNICE DELL AWARD DEADLINENEW

The deadline to nominate employees from the Division of Administration and Financial Services for the Eunice A. Dell Award for "Making a Difference" is 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3. Information, award criteria and nomination forms can be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/.

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 Web sites. See http://www.uni.edu/resources/weather for more information.

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

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.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS TO READ MYUNIVERSE NEWSNEW

ATHLETICS

BASKETBALLNEW

Men's basketball hosts Iowa State at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the McLeod Center. Women's basketball hosts Northern Illinois at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, in the McLeod Center.

WRESTLINGNEW

Wrestling hosts the UNI Open on Saturday, Dec. 4, in the UNI-Dome.

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

DECEMBER WELLNESS E-NEWSLETTERNEW

Check out the Wellness & Recreation Services December newsletter at www.uni.edu/wellrec. Follow the link on the homepage to check out updates on important WRS events and programs, and read about tips for surviving the holidays.

EMPLOYMENT

JOB OPENINGS AT UNI

The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at www.uni.edu/resources/employment/.