FY12 grant applications to the Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau Community Betterment Fund are due Friday, Nov. 5 and applications to the Waterloo Hotel/Motel Tax Grant are due Wednesday, Nov. 24. To apply, contact Hillery Oberle in the Office of Sponsored Programs at 3-3961 or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/local-and-regional-funders.
Tuesday, Oct 26, 2010
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All UNI faculty and staff are invited to submit an application to offer a poster or creative presentation at "Scholars in Action: The 2011 UNI Symposium on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity" to be held in Maucker Union on Feb. 11. Guidelines are posted at http://www.uni.edu/osp/2011-poster-and-creative-activity-guidelines. Application deadline is Dec. 3.
MEMFIS User's Group meetings will take place at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, and 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, in CME 109 MAU. Agenda items include FAMIS Implementation, PCI Compliance efforts, PAF Update, Conflict of Interest Vendors, and MEMFIS upgrade. Each meeting will have the same agenda and presenters.
The contractor working on the Sabin Project will replace the plaza concrete between Seerley and McCollum halls starting the week of Oct. 25. This will not affect the south doors on the west side of Seerley. The south entry to Seerley and the northeast entrance to McCollum will be closed for about three weeks. The doors will be marked "Emergency Exit Only." The doors will not be available to enter either building and should not be used to exit the buildings. The work will not block egress in an emergency. People will no longer be able to get to McCollum by going through Seerley or to get to Seerley through McCollum. A sign will be placed on the north side of Seerley to direct McCollum foot traffic around Sabin to get to the northwest McCollum entrance. Contact Steve Pavelec at 3-6165 with any questions or concerns.
The Student Health Clinic is offering seasonal influenza vaccinations for students, faculty and staff. The 2,500 student vaccinations are 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. See a schedule of vaccination clinics at http://www.uni.edu/health/.
You teach. You mentor. You take pride in what you do. Show your support in one more way - through a gift to this year's campus campaign. Look for your campus campaign letter in your office mailbox. Support our campus community. Imagine the Impact we can all make together. Mail your gift or give online at www.uni-foundation.org.
Events for International Education Week (Nov. 15-19) can include, but are not limited to: information tables in Maucker Union and other locations, information sessions, lectures, discussion panels, international movies, conversation tables, presentations, etc. To submit an event, e-mail event planner Quinn Jones at email@example.com with the following: title of event, brief description, preferable date and time, and contact person. Submit events by Friday, Oct. 29.
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A Higher Learning Commission review team will be on campus Monday through Wednesday, 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: What does (or could) your department/office do to share with others, both on and off campus, the impact of what you do for students and the university?
There will be a free hands-on short course on using SAS from 2 to 3:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28 and again at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 1, in WRT 110. The class is suitable for beginners. The Department of Mathematics provides assistance to faculty, staff and students through its Statistical Consulting Lab. For assistance or to RSVP, contact Mark Jacobson at 3-7172 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.cs.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL/.
In conjunction with October's Disability Awareness Month, Human Resource Services wants to make sure faculty and staff are aware that disability services are offered through its office. Services are available to faculty, staff, departments and applicants in need of accommodations, and in matters related to the Americans with Disabilities Act and university employment. Faculty and Staff Disability Services provides assistance working with essential job functions and identifying reasonable workplace accommodations. Resources and additional information can be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/benefits/disability/index.shtml.
The Office of Sponsored Programs will present a Web conference on the American Educational Research Association (AERA) at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, in East Bartlett Hall. Anyone interested in pursuing education research grant and fellowship opportunities beyond the U.S. Department of Education is encouraged to attend. For more information or to RSVP, contact Hillery Oberle at email@example.com or 3-3961.
Seats are limited, so don't miss a hands-on opportunity to learn how to reconcile your October 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.
All-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage will be available between 10 p.m. and midnight, Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the UNI Wesley Foundation (across from the president's house on College St.) The cost is $3 and all proceeds benefit Seeds of Hope. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Come enjoy the food and music from the old time Juke Box. Information on relationship violence, as well as campus and community resources, will be available.
Come to the Zumba Halloween Dance from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, at WRC courts five and six. Free and open to everyone. Check out the newest fitness dance craze. Costumes are encouraged but not required.
Drop off your United Way pledge form and envelope between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, in Maucker Union, and be entered into a drawing for prizes, including GBPAC tickets, UNI merchandise from University Book & Supply, UNI athletics tickets and gift baskets. Pledge envelopes and forms are being delivered across campus this week. If you can't attend the event to drop off your envelope, arrange for a coworker to take it, or contact Jess Nissen at 3-2761 or firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25, to have your form picked up.
UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society will sell T-shirts and other items from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 26 and 27, in the SEC lobby. Proceeds will benefit KDP's educational and service projects.
Want to know more about sustainability? Come to HalloGreen from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Mauker Union East Lawn. There will be speakers, booths, live music, free food and opportunities to learn how to make our lives more green. Costumes are encouraged.
Think you're funny? Need to prove it? Be a comedian at UNISTA's Stand-up Comedy Night, Saturday, Nov. 6. To join the ranks of UNI comedians, e-mail your name, contact information and outline or script of your act to UNISTAboard@UNISTAonline.org by Monday, Nov. 1. For more information, visit www.UNISTAonline.org.
The UNI Forensics team will host a debate between two students representing the major party candidates for Iowa's gubernatorial race, Chet Culver and Terry Branstad, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, in LNG 040. Each student will present a five- to six-minute persuasive speech defending their candidate followed by a discussion with the audience. The debate is free and open to the public. The debate will last about one hour; doors open at 6:45 p.m. For more information, contact Kate Lavelle at email@example.com or 3-7200.
If you like being scared, attend the sixth annual Rider Hall Haunted House from 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 30. Admission is $5 or $4 with a canned good for the Cedar Valley Food Bank. Proceeds will benefit Kids Against Hunger and Adopt-A-Family. Enter at the southeast door closest to Shull Hall. For more information, contact David "Schmiddy" Schmid at the Rider Hall Office, 3-2249.
Ajla Dizdarevic, an 11-year-old poet, will read and discuss her poetry at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, in Rod Library Room 324. For more information, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/advertisements/poetry-reading-october-30th.
Colleges Against Cancer will sell precut handprints for a $1 donation to honor/remember children who have been affected by cancer. To participate, stop by the information table between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in the SEC lobby. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Bowl with UNI Proud from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo. The cost is $8 in advance, $10 at the door, for shoe rental and two hours of bowling. Pizza, pop and hotdogs will be available for purchase. This event is open to students, faculty, staff and the community. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stop Relationship Abuse: Domestic Violence Forum will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, in Maucker Union, Ballroom B &C. A father will talk about his daughter's domestic violence-related murder, which will be followed by a panel presentation by advocates and police on how to access victim services on campus and in the community.
Loren Lown, director of Polk County Conservation, will discuss research being done at the Chichaqua Bottoms Natural Area at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct., 27, at the UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center, located on West 27th street, one-quarter mile west of the McLeod Center. This study looks at the use of goat browsing and cattle grazing on land undergoing restoration to mimic native animals' impact on the original ecosystem. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, email@example.com, or 3-3828.
Attend "Islam: Insights and Realities" on either Tuesday, Nov. 2 or Wednesday, Nov. 3 and learn how to better serve Muslim students and customers, as well as work more effectively with UNI Muslim colleagues. Register by Wednesday, Oct. 27. For more information visit, http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/committees/diversity/insights.
The UNI Office of Sustainability and CEEE will host Eileen Horn, the sustainability coordinator for Douglas County and the City of Lawrence, Kan., at 4 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 26, in the CEEE Auditorium to discuss the implementation and outcomes of Kansas' Take Charge Challenge. The Take Charge Challenge was a competition between six Kansas towns – large and small, rural and urban – to make the largest reduction in electricity use over a one-year period. This event is open to the public and will include a short discussion about engaging the community in energy efficiency, conservation and environmental consciousnesses.
Is there a conflict between believing in God and accepting the evidence that supports evolutionary theory? Join philosopher of science Elliott Sober at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, in the CME, as he examines what biologists mean when they say that mutations are "unguided," and look at Darwin's ideas about religion. There will be a small-group discussion at 2 p.m., in BAK 161. For more information, contact John Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
A CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, Nov. 1, in the CME, Maucker Union, Room 109A. Dwight Watson, dean of the College of Education, will present "Exploring Social Connectivity through Adolescent Queer Literature." 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 the informal presentation and discussion. Bring your lunch. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/womenstudies/ProgramingEvents.htm.
Hear a lecture by Tim Wise, antiracist essayist, educator and author, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the GBPAC-Great Hall. Wise speaks on issues of comparative racism, race and education, racism and religion, and racism in the labor market. For more details, contact the CME.
Otto MacLin, psychology, will discuss how the brain causes misperceptions, including errors in eye-witness identification, from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, in SRL 115. MacLin provides workshops for jurors. For more information, contact: ADP-UNI@UNI.edu.
The first Hot Topics in Education: Professional Development Webinar Iowa Core and 21st Century Skills, presented by Nadene Davidson, Department of Teaching, is now archived. The next webinar for K-12 educators and interested faculty and staff will be at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28. The topic is Classroom Management for the First-Year Teacher, presented by Lynne Ensworth, curriculum & instruction, and Allison Barness, MPLS. For more information about the archived presentation and to register for future webinars, visit www.uni.edu/coe/professional-development-webinars.
This year’s retention elections for Iowa Supreme Court justices have been controversial, with some groups urging that several justices be ousted in response to their 2009 decision on same-sex marriage. The Department of Political Science will present a panel discussion on trends in judicial selection nationwide and in Iowa, and the implications on this election for the future of the Iowa judiciary. Scott Peters, Department of Political Science at UNI, will be joined by Malia Reddick and Rachel Paine Caufield, both affiliated with the American Judicature Society at Drake University. The discussion will take place at 3:30 p.m., Thursday,Oct. 28, in SRL 115.
Hear what inspires area professionals to be artistic in their fields of expertise. Kate Payne, AIA, INVISION Architecture, will discuss her inspiration at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the University Museum. Free.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Julia Bullard will present a viola recital with guest artist Michael Kimber at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Chopin Bonanza #2 will be held at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. In a continuing celebration of the 200th anniversary of Chopin's birth, faculty artist Dmitri Vorobiev will coordinate this recital featuring student musicians from the piano studios at UNI. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI Jazz Band One, under the direction of Chris Merz, will offer a concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.
"Alice in the Underground" is an original devised theatre production that puts a dark spin on the characters and stories of Lewis Carroll. "Alice" will make its world premiere at 7:30 and 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, in the APR (the basement of Strayer-Wood Theatre). Admission is free. For more information, visit www.UNISTAonline.org.
The Spotlight Series Concert: Instrumental Concerto Competition will be held at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 1, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This showcase features talented student finalists competing for the title of Instrumental Concerto Competition winner, and the opportunity to perform as soloist with a School of Music large ensemble in the spring. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.
The School of Music Viola Studio Recital will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2 , in Graham Hall, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Cantorei will offer a fall recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Percussion, West African Drum and Kaji-Daiko (Taiko) Ensembles will offer a fall concert at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 3, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education will show two films: "Invisible Children," about child soldiers in Uganda, and "For Tomorrow: The TOMS Shoes Story." The films will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the CME.
BBC's series, "The Private Life of a Masterpiece" will be shown at the University Museum, Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. "Renaissance Masterpieces," will be shown Oct. 30; "Impressionism and Post Impressionists," will be shown Nov. 6; "Masterpieces of Sculpture," will be shown Nov. 20; "Masterpieces of the Twentieth Century," will be shown Dec. 4.The film series is free and open to the public.
You have enough things to haul to and from campus. Let the HB locker rooms help you out. Half and long lockers are available for rent. Sign up today. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or e-mail email@example.com. Sign-up is also available at the HB. Just ask a fitness supervisor.
Let a personal trainer design a program with your specific goals in mind. Our trainers are results driven and want you to succeed. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html.
The October 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 email@example.com, 3-6921, with your name and UNI ID number.
Break into the New Year by skiing at Colorado's second largest ski resort. Steamboat Springs offers skiing for all abilities, on freshly groomed trails to double black diamond chutes. The package includes transportation, lodging, lift ticket and good times. Ski/snowboard rentals and meals are not included. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/wellrec/outdoor_recreation/index.html.
Stop by and enjoy different varieties of chili every day, now through Oct. 29. Chuckwagon Chili, Zesty Beef Chili, Mexican Chicken Chili and five others will be offered. For more on retail promotions, visit www.uni.edu/dor/promotions or check us out on Facebook.
Stop in front of Avanti from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., now through Friday, Oct. 29, to enjoy free samples from a variety of food vendors. Provide your feedback to help determine new items to add to the menu. For more on retail promotions, visit www.uni.edu/dor/promotions or check us out on Facebook.
Two sessions in the Intellectual Property workshop will be offered: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, in BCS 33 and 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, in BCS 128. Advance registration is required. To register, call 3-5732 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Star Power simulation will be held from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, in SEC 323. The event is free and open to the public. Participants will be involved in a simulation that revolves around the use of rule making and power in society. For more information, contact Leadership Studies at 3-6898.
MANAGING PEOPLE THROUGH CHANGE WORKSHOP, NOV. 5
The management workshop Managing People Through Change will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in the BCS. The registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 5. Workshop participants will practice ways to engage staff in a productive, constructive dialogue, use coaching techniques to transition people into their new roles and responsibilities and help employees deal with ambiguity. The discounted price for UNI employees is $247.50. For more information or to register, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 3-5851 or email@example.com.
A workshop on Credit and Identity Theft for Business Owners will be offered from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2, in BCS 33. Advance registration is required. Call 3-5732 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A workshop on attitude will be offered from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, in SEC 323. FISH! is an approach to the workplace that looks at how one's attitude can make the workplace a more rewarding place. The concept was developed by the people who run Seattle's world-famous Pike Place Fish Market. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Leadership Studies at 3-6898.
The Way Up conference will take place Thursday and Friday, Nov. 4 and 5, in Cedar Rapids. Plan now to attend this conference designed for women leaders and administrators in higher education in Iowa. Several of the conference concurrent sessions will be presented by UNI faculty and/or staff. For more information, contact Doreen Hayek at email@example.com or 3-7300, Shelley Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-7736, or visit
The Panthers take on Drake at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, at the CVYSA field in Waterloo.
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at www.uni.edu/resources/employment/.
Merit vacancies are available for viewing at www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp.