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Tuesday, Sep 7, 2010

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EXHIBITIONS AND FILMS

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.

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/.

SPEAKER TO ADDRESS POLITICS OF HAPPINESS

John de Graaf, executive director of Take Back Your Time, filmmaker and internationally known author, will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Center for Energy and Environmental Education Auditorium. Learn what makes individuals happy, which are the happiest countries in the world and why, the connection between time and happiness and other topics. Sponsored by the CEEE and the Public Policy Program.

'OBJECT AS SUBJECT' EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION

Listen as curator and featured artist Scott Robert Hudson explains the concept and inspiration for this unique exhibit. Enjoy refreshments, meet the artists and view rarely seen museum objects alongside the artwork they inspired at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the University Museum.

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:NEW

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 BANDNEW

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.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

BUSINESS IDEA GENERATION AND OPPORTUNITY ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP

This course explores how to generate business ideas and evaluate those ideas for viability. It also covers the fatal flaws of businesses. Advanced registration is required. There are two dates to select from: 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, BCS 128 (space is limited to six people), or 3:45 to 5:45 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, in BCS 33. For more information, e-mail jpec@uni.edu or call 273-5732.

BLENDED LEARNING - THE 21ST CENTURY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT:

ITS Educational Technology invites faculty and staff to attend sessions of interest during this two-day online conference. For details visit http://net.educause.edu/program/1025666. Meet 'n' greet kickoff will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7, or from 2 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept 8; conference sessions: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, in ITTC 134/136.

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 WORKSHOPNEW

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.

NEWS

FOUNDATIONS OF EXCELLENCE TRANSFER FOCUS SURVEY

Following the success of the first-year study, UNI is engaging in the FoE Transfer Focus self study. Transfer students comprise more than one third of UNI's student body. Faculty and staff are encouraged to share their opinions about UNI's transfer program, both in and out of the classroom. These anonymous responses will be an important source of information for the FoE Task Force during the 2010-2011 academic year. The survey is at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/surveys/takeSurvey.cgi. Contact Kerri Clopton, educational psychology and foundations, at kerri.clopton@uni.edu or Christie Kangas, admissions, at christie.kangas@uni.edu for more information.

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.

INTERNAL DEADLINE - NEH SUMMER STIPENDS

National Endowment for the Humanities' summer stipends are $6,000 awards to individual scholars for two consecutive months of research and writing. UNI may nominate two full-time faculty to apply to this NEH program. The UNI deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15. To apply for a nomination, visit
www.uni.edu/osp/neh-summer-stipend or contact Hillery Oberle at hillery.oberle@uni.edu or 3-3961.

CALL FOR PRESENTERS/EXHIBIT HALL

Attention faculty and graduate students. The Cedar Valley Sustainability & Environmental Educators are bringing a new event to the UNI campus Thursday, May 26, that will offer a day of education to 1,300 ninth-grade students from Cedar Falls and Waterloo. Presenters and displays are needed for the exhibit hall. Submissions are due Friday, Sept. 10. For more information, visit http://www.rrttc.com/images//call%20for%20presenters.pdf.

FREE LASER JET CARTRIDGES

If you have a use for an HP LaserJet 74A (92274A) or LaserJet series 4L-4P, contact Kim Schnell at UNI-CUE. E-mail Kimberly.Schnell@uni.edu or 433-1250. For departmental use only. First come, first served.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESNEW

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.

VOLUNTEER TUESDAYS

The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley and the Student Leadership Center are partnering to present Volunteer Tuesdays. Register at www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter to volunteer at the Cedar Valley Arboretum on Tuesday, Sept. 7. Sign up now and receive transportation and a free T-shirt. For more information, e-mail volunteerUNI@vccv.org.

NEW FEATURE ON OIP WEBSITE

 

The Office of International Programs website has a new feature, "current visiting scholars." For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/internationalprograms/facultyandstaff/index.html.

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/.

NEW AND IMPROVED ASSESSMENT WEB PAGE

The Assessment Office website has been reorganized and new resources have been added, including assessment planning (http://www.uni.edu/assessment/Assessment_Planning.shtml), assessment at UNI (http://www.uni.edu/assessment/AssessmentatUNI.shtml) and accreditation and assessment (http://www.uni.edu/assessment/AccreditationResources.shtml).

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

KICKOFF MEETING FOR TRANSFER SELF STUDY

The kickoff of the Foundations of Excellence (FoE) Transfer Focus self study will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, in the University Room of Maucker Union. Committees continue to be formed to study the nine dimension areas of philosophy, organization, learning, faculty, transitions, all students, diversity, roles and purposes and improvement. There's still time for faculty and staff to volunteer. Contact Kerri Clopton, educational psychology and foundations, at kerri.clopton@uni.edu or Christie Kangas, admissions, at christie.kangas@uni.edu for more information.

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 SALENEW

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 MARSHALLNEW

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.

OUR WORLD IN FOCUS: ARTISTRY IN NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST:

Amateur and professional photographers of all ages are invited to submit photographs featuring artistic images of Iowa nature. Contest details and entry forms can be found at www.uni.edu/museum. Entry deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 1. Our World in Focus is presented by the University Museum.

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.

FALL CAREER FAIR:NEW

The Fall Career Fair will take place from 2 to 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20, at the McLeod Center. Staff from more than 100 organizations and graduate/professional schools will visit about job and internship opportunities as well as continuing education. Several employers will sign up students for interviews on Tuesday, Sept. 21. All majors, freshman through seniors, graduate students and alumni are welcome.

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 WELLNESSNEW

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.

CAPOEIRA SPORT CLUB

Free Capoeira classes are offered to students and faculty at 9 p.m., every Wednesday, in WRC 176. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that was developed during colonial Brazil by African slaves. Capoeira involves music, dance, kicks, fakes and acrobatics. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/capoeira/home.html

BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILENEW

The first Blood Chemistry Profile screening of the academic year will be from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the WRC 175. One free BCP per academic year is available to UNI employees who qualify for insurance benefits. With a BCP screening, blood is drawn to test for 23 components including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, blood sugar, iron, etc. Employees who wish to have a prostate test or complete blood count test will pay an extra $10 and/or a thyroid test for $10. Pay by cash, check, or payroll deduction. Students, retirees and spouses may sign up as well for a $20 BCP fee. Call 3-6119 to schedule.

EMPLOYMENT

MERIT VACANCIESNEW

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

JOB OPENINGS AT UNINEW

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.

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.

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL APPLE MONTH

Enjoy apple cider at Chats and a variety of fresh apples at Prexy's, all from Apple Cart Orchard in Vinton. The week of Sept. 7 Prexy's will also offer apple crumb pie. For more on retail promotions, visit www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening or check us out on Facebook.

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.