UNI Online
Vol. 2, No. 34
December 12, 2000
The Office of Operations Auditor would like to announce the
revision and approval of the following University policies.
Each of these policies can be found at the "Policies and Procedures" home page at
where they are listed by policy number or alphabetically.
Affirmative Action, 13.01
Domain Name Service, 9.57
Emeritus Status, 4.57
Ethics and Academic Responsibility, 6.10
Medical Services, 9.56
Nondiscrimination, 13.03
Voice Services, 9.56
World Wide Web, 9.58
AEOP ADOPT-A-FAMILY: Once again the members of UNI AEOP (Association of Educational Office Professionals) have adopted UNI student families to assist during the Holiday Season. Your help is needed for another successful giving. You can sign up to make a donation by visiting
SPRING SCHOLARSHIPS: Departments, check that you have processed
scholarships for spring 2001. Financial aid will credit student bills
on Tues., Jan. 2, 2001. If you have questions, contact Evie Waack,
Scholarship Specialist, at 3-2799.
PHONE BOOK CORRECTION: The correct phone number for Henry's Dining
is 3-2510.
UNI HOSTING USIP: UNI will be hosting a United States Institute of
Peace (USIP) Faculty Development Institute in April, 2001. This
interdisciplinary institute is titled "Human Rights and Ethnic Conflict"
and any fulltime UNI faculty member with teaching and /or research
interests related to the topic is eligible. Registration is required
by Dec. 15 and requests will be accommodated on a "first come - first
served" basis until the registration limit is reached. Additional
information can be requested from Susan.Koch@uni.edu.
FAREWELL RECEPTION: The Maucker Union Staff would like to invite the
campus community to a farewell reception for Megan Vadnais, Coordinator
of Student Organizations and Activities, on Mon., Dec. 18 from
9 a.m.- 11 a.m. in the Hemisphere Lounge, Maucker Union.
RETIREMENT OPEN HOUSE. Dorla Dutcher, Math Specialist, will be retiring
at the end of the semester. The Center for Academic Achievement invites
you to attend a Retirement Open House to be held in her honor Thurs,
Dec. 14,from 3-5 p.m. in 214 Student Services Center. Light refreshments
will be served.
GRADUATE COLLEGE: The Graduate College is pleased to announce completion
of a survey of UNI faculty research and creative activity interests.
Paragraph responses from 70% of the tenured and tenure track faculty
can be found at
Direct questions or comments about "Scholarship at the University of
Northern Iowa" to Dr. David A. Walker, Associate Graduate Dean for
Faculty Scholarship, at 3-6148 or
pledges from UNI faculty and staff are 24% more this year than last
year. For more information go to
UNI IN THE NEWS: The UNI College of Education was featured in the
Nov. 22 issue of Education Week Magazine. The article chronicles
how colleges of education are teaming up with university foundations
to develop their programs. This article came about through a
collaboration between the Office of University Marketing & Public
Relations, the UNI Foundation and the College of Education. The
complete article can be viewed at:
UNI DEAN IN THE NEWS: An opinion piece by Thomas Switzer, dean of
College of Education, ran in the Mon., Dec. 4 edition of the
Des Moines Register. The headline is, "Imposing tests on teachers
would be costly error." Switzer explains the difference between
teacher testing and assessment, and highlights the steps UNI is taking
to help teachers and administrators tackle this thorny problem.
For the complete article can be viewed at:
ART EXHIBITION: Now on view at the Hearst Center for the Arts from
Dec. 3 - Jan. 13, 2001, at 304 W. Seerely Blvd., is "Current Works
in Clay" a solo exhibition by JoAnn Schnabel, Associate Professor of
Art at UNI There will be an opening reception for the exhibition
Fri., Dec. 8, from 5-7 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and live music.
Schnabel will give a gallery talk about her work during the reception.
ROD LIBRARY/MULTISERVICE CENTER: Spring 2001 reserve requests are due
Dec.,22. Submit your reserve requests to guarantee materials will be
ready for checkout the first day of the semester. Course reserve lists
received after this date can take up to 2 weeks to process due to the
large volume of requests. Reserve request forms are available at:
For more information: email libmsc@uni.edu or phone 3-6002.
IRTS-SEC 222: IRTS-SEC 222 will close December 15th at 5 p.m. for the
Holiday Interim and will reopen 7:45 a.m. Jan. 8, 2001.
LIBRARY WORKSHOPS: Consider reserving a library information workshop
for one of your 2001 department meetings. Call 3-2839 or 3-2838 to
request and reserve a workshop focusing on the latest library databases
and services in your field.
LIBRARY INSTRUCTION: First come, first served! Now is a very good time
to reserve library instruction sessions for your Spring Semester classes.
Call 3-2839 or 3-2838.
ONLINE LEARNING & TEACHING: ITS-Educational Technology is once
again offering the popular Online Learning & Teaching mini-course
Jan. 3-24. Participants will experience the student point of view
of online learning while learning about and discussing online learning
and teaching with colleagues. The mini-course will be conducted
entirely on the Web using WebCT 3.1 with no face-to-face meetings. For
more information visit
NEW HORIZONS BAND: The New Horizons Band will present a free concert
Tues., Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in Davis Hall, GBPAC.
The group is conducted by Bill Shepherd, Associate Professor in the UNI
School of Music. The group was formed two years ago for people 55 and over
to start playing their instruments once again or to take lessons on an
instrument they have always wanted to play.
3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Maucker Union University Room North. Agenda:
1) Review of Emergency Management Manual,
2) Speaker Dave Zarifis/Women Violence Initiative,
3) Set 2001 meeting schedule,
4) Appointment status.
CHILDRENS CHOIR CONCERT: The Northern Iowa Children's Choir (NICC) will
present a concert on Fri., Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. in Davis Hall of the GBPAC.
Admission is free. There are 75 students in grades 4-8 who will be
performing a variety of music. The choir is directed by Dr. Debra Gordon,
School of Music, and four undergraduate conductors.
PANTHER WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: The UNI women's basketball team, coming
off a win over #24-ranked Illinois, faces #8-ranked Iowa State on
Wed., December 20 at 7:05 p.m. Come out and help shatter the single
game attendance record at a home UNI women's basketball game. Advance
tickets are available by calling 273-DOME. NOTE: This game will be
played in the UNI-Dome.
A WORLD OF HATS: At the University Museum, Dec. 27, from 1:30-3 p.m.
and Dec. 28, 10-11:30 a.m.. Create a hat! Children will look at and
learn about hats from around the world as well as design and create a
hat of their own. This program is appropriate for children in grades
2nd-4th. The fee of $2/child may be paid at the door. For more
information call 3-2188.
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