Tuesday, January 17, 2006
PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH UNDERWAY:
The search for our next university president is under way. The campus community is invited to share input throughout the process. Visit http://www.uni.edu/presidentialsearch for information and updates as well as an electronic feedback form. Paper copies of the form are available in the lobby of Rod Library, Essentials in Maucker Union, and the Key Shop in the Physical Plant.
FULBRIGHT DISTINGUISHED CHAIRS PROGRAM:
The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) is announcing the opening of the 2007-08 Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program Awards Competition. Awards in the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program are among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Application deadline is May 1. For more information, visit http://www.cies.org/ab_dc/. Or contact Assistant Director Maria Bettua, (202) 686.6245, firstname.lastname@example.org or Senior Program Associate Jamie Oberlander, (202) 686.6232, email@example.com
NOMINATE A VAGINA WARRIOR:
This year as a part of annual V-Week events, three benefit productions of the "Vagina Monologues," by Eve Ensler will be presented. At each of these productions we will recognize one local Vagina Warrior -- individuals who give generously of their time and talents in the name of ending violence against women and girls. This may include sitting by hospital beds, passing new laws, writing boring proposals, begging for money, demonstrating and holding vigils in the streets. For more information on how to nominate someone, visit: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/416.html
UNI's Native Roadside Vegetation Center has officially been renamed the Tallgrass Prairie Center to more appropriately reflect the mission of the organization: to provide research, technique, education and source-identified seed for restoration and preservation of native vegetation systems in rights-of-way and other lands. The Roadside Program, Iowa Ecotype Project and Prairie Institute remain the primary programs of the center. Location as well as phone and fax numbers are unchanged.
FOUR HIRE! FINALISTS:
The Greater Des Moines Partnership's Young Professionals Connection has launched Four Hire!, a new annual competition designed to retain Iowa college graduates for job opportunities in the Des Moines metro area. Of the 12 student finalists, two are from UNI. Lucas Casey is a senior, majoring in Public Administration and Tarek Fahmy is a senior, majoring in Business Management. For more information about this initiative, visit http://www.fourhiredm.com
STUDENT E-MAIL ACCOUNTS TO BE REMOVED:
UNI e-mail accounts for students not registered for the spring semester are disabled, archived to tape, and removed from the server after the end of the third week of classes. This year, that process will begin on Monday, Jan. 30.
The 2006 Iowa General Assembly convened Monday, Jan. 9. To review the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, legislative priorities visit http://www.uni.edu/govrel/legisupdate.html This site will be updated to include UNI legislative and state budget issues.
UPDATED MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT RATES:
The university mileage reimbursement rate has decreased from $.485 to $.445 for travel occurring on and after Jan. 1. This decrease is the result of an announcement by the IRS to lower its rate as of Jan. 1. This rate is effective when an employee drives his or her own vehicle because a motor pool vehicle is not available, the employee is traveling less than 100 miles, or total trip time is less than four hours. The reimbursement rate for driving a personal vehicle when a motor pool vehicle is available remains at 28.5 cents per mile. Reimbursement for non UNI employees and students is at the discretion of the account manager, but may not exceed the $.445 rate. Refer to the Travel Guidelines at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/accounts_payable/tguide.shtml Questions on these changes should be directed to Kelly.Flege@uni.edu or at 3-3420.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - FUNDED DEPARTMENTAL POSITIONS:
Twenty positions are available for students to assist in staffing university departments and programs on a part-time, temporary basis for fall 2006 - spring 2007. Proposal packets may be completed and downloaded from the Cooperative Education/Internship Web site at: http://www.uni.edu/careercenter/coop/20onproposal.html Mail to Cooperative Education, 111G Maucker Union, mail code 0384. Deadline is 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13.
Submit a Panther First Award nomination by going to http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/panther_first.shtml. Nominations can be submitted online, or forms can be printed and submitted via campus mail. Forms can also be found in any campus office. For more information, call Robin at 3-3536.
ADMINISTRATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM:
The Provost Office, by way of its Administrative Development Program, will provide two faculty with opportunities to broaden their experience in higher education administration during the 2006-07 academic year. Details and application procedures are posted at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/ under "Internal Search." Eligible faculty are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 27.
OPENING - MODERN LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT HEAD:
The Department of Modern Languages has an opening for department head (internal search). The deadline for applications is Monday, Jan. 23.
All interested applicants should visit the Department of Modern Languages Web site for more information at:
WASHINGTON CENTER REPRESENTATIVE ON CAMPUS:
A representative from The Washington Center is available to speak 5 to 10 minutes in classes Jan. 23 and 24. UNI students who are Iowa residents receive $1,200 or more scholarships for these Washington, D.C., based internships. Students are placed in public, private, and nonprofit sectors (e.g., U.S. Dept. of Commerce, law offices, embassies, CNN, national organizations, etc.). Opportunities are available for all majors during summer or fall 2006. Housing arranged. Requests to have a speaker in class can be made by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) identifying course name, date(s), time(s), location(s) and minutes allowed.
The UNI ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) is sponsoring a blood drive on Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the Old Central Ballroom ABC in Maucker Union Expansion from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment go to: http://www.bloodcenterofiowa.org Click on "find a mobile drive." Search by organization and enter UNI. For more information contact Jill Newton at email@example.com
PARENT TO PARENT/TAKE CHARGE VOLUNTEERS:
The Family and Children's Council is seeking volunteers. Parent-to-Parent volunteers offer support and understanding for new parents, single parents and parents seeking support. Take-Charge-of-Your-Body program volunteers are trained to present a prepared curriculum to elementary school children on how they can stay safe from sexual abuse. For more information about both of these opportunities, visit Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs.
Volunteer tutors needed spring semester for children ages 5-13. Students needed to tutor all subjects. Program runs Mondays from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1:15 to 4 p.m. at the Payne Memorial AME Church Kids Cafe in Waterloo. Kids Cafe is a program of the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Scheduling is flexible: tutor once weekly, once monthly, or whatever you have available. For more information visit Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs
The UNI Classic Upward Bound TRiO Program is sponsoring its annual blood drive Friday, Jan. 20, from 1 to 5 p.m., at UNI-CUE (800 Sycamore Street in Waterloo). To schedule a donation, sign up online at http://www.givelife.org, e-mail Amanda.Graeber@uni.edu, or call 433-1250.
TAX PREPARERS NEEDED:
You don't even need to be an accounting or math major. Volunteer in late January and February. Requires passing a tax test and good computer skills. Work can be done at home, on the Web. Visit Volunteer UNI at www.uni.edu/acs for more information.
HELP NEEDED AT THE FOOD BANK:
The Development Assistant for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank is responsible for coordination of the central office. Aid with project management, general office duties and special events. Possible internship. If interested, visit Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs
HELP NEEDED AT THE HEARST CENTER:
The Hearst Center for the Arts is seeking spring semester volunteers. Classroom assistants are needed Wednesdays, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Jan. 11 through Feb. 22; Thursdays 4:30 to 6 p.m., Jan. 12 through March 2; Saturdays 9 a.m. till noon and 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Jan. 14 through Feb. 18. Assistants are also needed Jan. 28, 1 to 4 p.m. for a Chinese New Year Workshop. For more details, visit Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs
Waterloo Convention and Visitors Bureau is seeking volunteers to work at the Waterloo Regional Airport to assist travelers with visitor information, maps, calling cabs, and answering questions about our area. Shifts are flexible and times vary. If you're friendly and outgoing and would like to visit with travelers, visit VolunteerUNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs for more information.
HELP BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS:
Big Brothers Big Sisters need special-event volunteers for Saturday, Jan. 28, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Duties vary, but may include serving food, playing games and giving gifts. The event will be at the Unity Center on University Avenue in Cedar Falls. For more information visit Volunteer UNI at http://www.uni.edu/acs
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT PRICE LAB:
Price Laboratory School is located on campus at the corner of 19th and Campus Streets. The school educates children from K-12. PLS has many opportunities available for university volunteers to work in classrooms or behind the scenes in the school. If you are interested and have an hour or more to volunteer each week, please visit: http://www.uni.edu/~eastk/pls/step06.html
TIAA-CREF CONSULTANT ON CAMPUS:
A TIAA-CREF consultant will be on campus for individual counseling Jan. 18-20, 24-26, Feb. 7-8 and 21-23. To register for a session, visit http:// www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call 866-842-2977 extension 7010.
TALK ABOUT TEACHING AND LEARNING:
Join a group of faculty who meet regularly to discuss teaching and learning. The meetings are every other Friday, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., in Schindler 526. This semester, meetings will begin on Jan. 20. The following Web site has the schedule and scheduled readings: http://www.cns.uni.edu/~east/ttl/index.html
GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR HUMANITIES EDUCATION:
The Office of Sponsored Programs invites you to attend a Web conference, “National Endowment for the Humanities Teaching and Learning Programs,” Thursday, Jan. 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. in CET 202, on the corner of College and 23rd Streets. Wilsonia Cherry, deputy director of the NEH Division of Education, will conduct the two-hour presentation with tips for successful proposals. Attendance is free. To see a complete list of Web conferences, visit: http://www.uni.edu/osp/grants/training.htm If you plan to attend, contact Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-3217.
LEARN HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS:
Tuesday, Jan. 24, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. CBB 3. Workshop teaches the basics of starting a small business. Advance registration required: e-mail email@example.com or call 3-7350. More info: http://www.jpec.org/classes.htm
MICROSOFT SALES FOR FACULTY/STAFF:
Microsoft Licensing now permits UNI faculty and staff to purchase software at discounted student prices. (Ex: Office 2003 Professional - $65, Office Mac 2004 Std - $55, OneNote - $15, etc.) For a complete listing of all titles available, see http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase To purchase, bring your ID card to UNI Computer Sales, ITS Computer Consulting Center, CBB 27, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
STUDENT RESPONSE SYSTEM DEMO:
Qwizdom will be on campus to demonstrate its Student Response System (AKA Clickers). The demonstration will take place in Studio IT (Lang 245), at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18. All interested faculty and staff are invited to attend.
SIGN UP FOR TRIATHLON CHALLENGE:
The WRS Ironman Triathlon Challenge fitness incentive program lets you select from one of three events: the traditional challenge (2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of cycling, 26.2 miles of running); the non-swimmers challenge (substitute 15,000 meters of rowing for the swimming); or the double ironman challenge (double the distances of the traditional). Registration begins Monday, Jan. 23, in WRC 101. You have until March 3 to complete your event mileage. Log sheets provided. The fee is $15. Successful completion of your event nets you a certificate of achievement and event long-sleeved t-shirt. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-7120.
KUNI LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Top-notch songwriter, Bill Passalacqua is also a dynamic performer and a compelling story-teller. The Ginn Sisters have been singing and playing country, blues, and folk music together for more than 20 years. They will perform Monday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. in KUNI's third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3. Children under 12 are free.
The School of Music performance season opens with faculty and staff of the UNI Suzuki School in recital, with various offerings of classical repertoire, Tuesday, Jan. 17,
in the GBPAC Davis Hall, at 6 p.m. Admission is free.
CAITLIN TULLY TO PERFORM:
Violinist Caitlin Tully will perform Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the GBPAC. Tully performs with orchestras and in recitals across Canada and the United States. She has won numerous national and international awards and made appearances on TV and radio. Tully is a student of Itzhak Perlman. Join us, at 6:15 p.m., for a Curtain Talk and The Ames High School Orchestra.
Performing will be Randy Grabowski on trumpet, with Kui-Im Lee on organ, at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, in the GBPAC Jebe Hall. The performance will feature works by composers Sauget, Albinoni, Hovhaness, Plog, Damase and Sampson. Admission is free.
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE:
This high-spirited musical romp, based on the popular movie, comes to the GBPAC Sunday, Jan. 22, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. The show is filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess.
Come 45 minutes before the show for the Curtain Talk with Jay Edelnant, professor of theatre.
The first Thursdaze Night Movie of the year is "Elizabethtown," starring Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst and Susan Sarandon. Showtimes are Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. in Maucker Union's Old Central Ballroom. Free beverages and snacks.
The UNI track & field squads will begin their home indoor season on Saturday, Jan. 21, in the UNI-Dome. The meet will begin at 10 a.m. with the field events.
The UNI women's basketball squad will challenge the Bradley Braves Saturday, Jan. 21, at 4:05 p.m., in the West Gym.
The UNI men's basketball team will battle the Drake Bulldogs Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7:05 p.m., in the UNI-Dome.
The UNI wrestling team will be in action Sunday, Jan. 22, at 2:05 p.m., in the West Gym against Iowa State.
LANGUAGE DIVERSITY WEEK:
Learn about other languages and cultures during Study Abroad's Language Diversity Week, from Jan. 23, to 26. Information on language opportunities at UNI, as well as language opportunities from universities abroad, will be available in Maucker Union. In addition, a series of foreign films will be shown. For details and a film schedule, visit http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/ or contact the Study Abroad Office at 3-7078 or stop by the office in 59 Baker Hall.
TELL YOUR STUDENTS
The application deadline for the McElroy Fellowship is Jan. 27. Candidates must be a graduate or graduating senior of a liberal arts program and intend to pursue graduate study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited university. Please encourage eligible students to apply. Application materials are available in the Graduate College. Contact the Graduate College at 3-2748 for more information.
CBA STARS TALENT SEARCH:
The CBA Presidents' Council Stars Talent Search Committee is looking for talented business students to perform at the CBA Graduation Celebration, in the GBPAC on Wednesday, April 5. All types of on-stage talent are eligible such as, comedy acts, singing, dancing, musical performances, etc. Group performances are welcome. However, at least one member must be a business major. Auditions will be in February. Go to the CBA Dean's Office (CBB 325) to sign up to audition. The top three performances will be chosen during auditions. Each of the three selected acts will be awarded a $700-cash prize and will perform at the CBA Graduation Celebration. More information will be available at http://www.cba.uni.edu or you may e-mail Calliep@uni.edu
LEADERSHIP ESSAY CONTEST:
This contest is open to all current UNI students. There is a $100 prize for the winning entry, funded by the Cedar Falls Firefighters' Association. The composition criteria for the 700-word essay are at http://www.uni.edu/vpess/leadership/LeadershipEssay-2006.pdf Entry deadline is March 9; prize presented April 2.
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