January 8th, 2020


Wednesday 8th January, 2020

Cedar Falls Lifestyle Inn Lounge and Conference Center

(Formerly the Clarion Inn)

Presentation and Tour of Schindler Education Center

Join us as we tour the UNI Schindler Education Center. We will walk the halls of Schindler to see the improvements and innovations that have occurred over the past 5 years.

We will meet at our usual location which is now called the Lifestyle Inn Lounge and Conference Center (formerly the Clarion Inn), 5826 University Avenue, Cedar Falls, IA. Social time beginning at 6:00 pm with dinner at 6:30 pm.

Dr. Leigh Zeitz will speak to us about Technology in Teaching, a Tour of Schindler Education Center which will begin at approximately 7:30 pm (see map below for location).

Exterior of Schindler Education Center. Interior showing steps and study ledges.

Tour Map:

Schindler Education Center (SEC) was built in 1970. It has a long and interesting history. From 2015 - 2017, the Schindler occupants were moved to other places on the campus to make way for an 18-month Total Renovation of the building. Those of you who know SEC, will find many improvements throughout the building.

Program Chair: Jim Stevenson

Speaker: Dr. Leigh Zeitz

Dr. Leigh Zeitz - Dr. Z is an associate professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Northern Iowa. He began in 1992 as the Instructional Technology Coordinator of Price Laboratory School. After 6 years, Dr. Z had the opportunity to be a visiting professor in Malaysia for a year. In 1999, he returned to the UNI campus and has been a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction ever since. Leigh is an active educator in online learning. He engages his students (online and face-to-face) in global collaboration with other students around the world. He sees such learning opportunities as a means to foster global citizenship amongst his students and their future students when they become teachers. Dr. Zeitz has written 7 books, dozens of articles, and made over 200 presentations on 3 continents in his 43 years of teaching (he taught K-12 for 16 years). He is the proud grandfather of 2 grandsons, father of 3 men, and husband to his lovely wife, Kathy. You can learn more about Dr. Z on his blog, Dr. Z Reflects.

Future topics:

  • February 12, 2020. University Avenue Reconstruction. Michelle Sweeney, AECOM.

  • March 11, 2020. Website Development. Marc Reifenrath, SpinUTech.

  • April 8, 2020. Electric Bicycles. Brent Johnson, BikeTech.

  • May 13, 2020. Hearing Devices. John Sperry, Wolfe Clinic.

Meal: Plated Dinner. includes French or Ranch dressing, butter, coffee, tea and milk.

  • Chef's Choice salad

  • Boneless Pork Chop

  • Baked potato

  • Vegetable Medley

  • Apple Cobbler

Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions so that we can provide an alternative for you.

Price: $20.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent)

The Lifestyles Inn has requested that we collect cash for the meal and not checks. “Cash Please” ☺


Social period: 6:00 P.M.

Dinner: 6:30 P.M.

Dinner Location: Cedar Falls Lifestyles Inn 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls 50613.

Tour: 7:30-8:30 PM

Dinner Reservations can be made by emailing:

: reservations@waterlootechnicalsociety.org

Please indicate if you are NOT having dinner with us when making a reservation. Please also provide the names of any guests so that nametags can be ready for them.

Please make reservations by noon, Monday 6 January 2020. Guests are always welcome.

Dues: Dues are used almost entirely for donations to local groups engaging in some technical field for which the money will make a real difference. Please join us in their support by becoming a member for $20 a year. Our Treasurer, Kenneth Friend, 1112 W. 4th St., Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-2430 (ph 319-277-2312) or paid at the meeting. E-mail: friendfamily@cfu.net

Checks for membership to the Waterloo technical Society should be made out to the “Waterloo Technical Society”.