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Thursday, April 19, 2007
INTERNAL SEARCH FOR ASSOCIATE PROVOST ANNOUNCED:
The Office of the Provost is conducting an internal search for associate provost. This position is a three-year renewable term, full-time position. Applications received by May 1 will be given full consideration. For a full description and application requirements, visit www.uni.edu/vpaa
COE DEAN SEARCH UPDATE:
The College of Education Dean Search Committee has identified four candidates for campus interviews. Details can be found at http://www.uni.edu/coe/deansearch/. Candidates and the dates of their visits are:
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 17 and 18, Osman Alawiye, dean, Ella Cline Shear School of Education, State University of New York-Geneseo, http://www.geneseo.edu;
Thursday and Friday, April 19 and 20, William P. Callahan, associate dean, UNI College of Education;
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24 and 25, Kenneth Teitelbaum, chair and professor, Department of Teaching, Leadership and Curriculum Studies, Kent State University, http://www.kent.edu;
Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27, Sue A. Joseph Joslyn, associate dean, UNI Graduate College.
LAST CHANCE TO MAKE REGENTS AWARD FOR STAFF EXCELLENCE NOMINATION:
This award is presented bi-annually to a supervisory or confidential merit employee who has demonstrated outstanding professional contributions to the university. Nominations are accepted from UNI students, faculty and staff, and are due April 20. Nomination forms and a list of eligible recipients, including past recipients, can be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/meritsc/regents_award.shtml
CASH DEPOSITING POLICY UPDATE:
The Office of Business Operations has updated the requirements for credit card processing within the cash depositing policy. All credit card transactions must be deposited daily, regardless of amount. The requirements for cash and check deposits remain unchanged; daily for receipts of $250 or more and weekly for receipts less than $250. Refer to the "cash handling training presentation" and "depositing receipts instructions" at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/cashiering/index.shtml. For more information, call 3-2628.
The Office of Business Operations has added two individuals to the Purchasing and Payables staff. As the purchasing and payables manager, Tori Stafford is responsible for oversight of these functions for the university. Tori can be reached at 3-2253.
Molly Rickert is a purchasing agent. Molly will assist with the competitive bid process, including requests for quotes and/or proposals. In addition, Molly will create purchase orders and be responsible for creating and maintaining procurement card accounts. Molly can be reached at 3-6448.
SUMMER RESERVE READING LISTS:
Faculty who wish to place items on reserve for the 2007 summer semester session beginning May 7 should submit their list to the Rod Library reserve desk by April 27. Reserve requests needing to be on by June 4 will need to be received by May 21. New reserve lists can be submitted online at: http://www.uni.edu/library/resform.htm.
RESERVE REINSTATEMENTS LISTS:
Faculty who wish to keep their same items on reserve for the 2007 summer or fall semester from spring 2007 should submit their request to the Rod Library reserve desk by Monday, April 23. Requests can be submitted electronically at http://www.uni.edu/library/reinstatement_form.htm. Make sure to indicate whether it's for the summer or fall semester.
SPRING EDITION OF TECHNOLOGY FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING (TLT) NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE:
Learn about new technologies available at UNI as well as services and special events available to faculty, staff and students. TLT may be accessed at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/newsletter.
SURVEY OF COUNCIL PRIORITIES FOR P&S STAFF:
UNI P&S Council invites feedback from all P&S staff regarding projects and priorities for the coming year. If you are a P&S employee, use the "Current Announcements" tab in the upper left of the MyUNIverse portal and click on the survey link. Call Robin at 3-3536 for more information.
UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE MEETING:
The final regularly scheduled meeting of the University Faculty Senate for 2006-2007 will take place at 3:15 p.m., Monday, April 23, in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. Meetings are open.
MEMFIS USERS GROUP (MUG) MEETING:
MEMFIS Users Group will meet at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19, in MSH 201. The agenda includes a spotlight on the Office of Business Operations and a demonstration of the Oracle Discoverer report, "Paid Time-Off Summary." The meeting is open.
Merit vacancies are available for viewing at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp.
COMMUNITY/CIVIC ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM:
Information and a registration form are now available for the faculty and staff development workshop on "Promoting Community and Civic Engagement," from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, through Thursday, June 14. Sponsored by the American Democracy Project. Registration information is available at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/470.html.
PANTHER PROWLER MY SPACE USER GUIDE:
Use your Panther Prowler My Space account to save citations to folders and more. For more information, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/gateway/myspaceguide.shtml. Call 3-2838 to ask questions about Panther Prowler My Space, to arrange for someone to demonstrate the product in your office or to schedule a presentation for a group.
WEBINAR ON ASSESSMENT AND LEARNING WITH TECHNOLOGY:
A three-part webinar on "Using Accreditation Self-Studies to Improve Teaching and Learning with Technology" will take place from 2 to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 19, in the ITTC 134. Co-sponsored by Educational Technology and the Office of Academic Assessment. Open to all faculty and staff. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/webcasts/index.shtml or contact Donna Vinton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW POSTAL REGULATIONS:
Anyone involved in mailing items is invited to hear the finalized plans of the new USPS regulations involving size and weight rate changes. Chris Kula will present the latest details for the new increase, effective May 14. A class will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, April 20, in the SEC 244/245. No RSVP needed.
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)
CEDAR FALLS RAGBRAI TOWN-HALL MEETING SET:
The 2007 Cedar Falls RAGBRAI® planning committee will host a town-hall meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19, in the Holmes Junior High gymnasium, 505 Holmes Drive, Cedar Falls. Cedar Falls and UNI have teamed up to host the overnight stop. With that in mind, the official theme for the Cedar Falls event will be "Live Large." To see the full news release, visit http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=2883
VA TECH MEMORIAL SERVICE:
At noon on Friday there will be brief memorial service and program to remember and honor the victims of the Virginia Tech shooting. The event, for all students, faculty and staff, will be held at the fountain on the south side of Maucker Union. There will be brief remarks from President Allen and Northern Iowa Student Government President Andrew Morse at that time.
ROTC AWARDS CEREMONY:
The Department of Military Science will host its Annual ROTC Awards Ceremony at 10 a.m., Friday, 20 April in the West Gym.
UNI COMMUNITY SHOWCASE:
UNI Community Showcase is an opportunity for community leaders to learn more about UNI programs and services that add value to the community and the state and how UNI students are learning to be leaders for Iowa's future. This first showcase will include brief presentations from faculty and staff from a variety of university departments. UNI Community Showcase will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, in UNI's new Business & Community Services Building, 8120 Jennings Drive.
CINCO DE MAYO:
Join in the celebration of Cinco de Mayo from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, April 27, outside of Maucker Union. Enjoy grilled fajitas, beans, chips, dessert and pop for only $4. Rain site is inside Maucker Union.
Baseball hosts North Dakota State at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 20; at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21; and, at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 22. All games will take place at Riverfront Stadium. Softball hosts Southern Illinois at noon and 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21, and noon, Sunday, April 22, at Panther Park.
APRIL EXHIBITS AT ROD LIBRARY
Come visit Rod Library and view this month’s exhibits. The displays showcase a variety of themes including Rod Library Staff’s favorite books in celebration of National Library Week, Explore the World with UNI by the Study Abroad Center, and National Poetry Month. For photographs and more information about library exhibits, visit https://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/archives/displays/.
CHFA ALUMNI FELLOWS SYMPOSIUM FRIDAY, APRIL 20:
Nineteen alumni will visit with students, faculty and staff about the value of a liberal arts education for professionals Friday, April 20. Attend any or all of the moderated sessions and listen as they describe UNI’s impact on their careers, and what we can do to better prepare our students for success in a global economy. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/chfa/AFSymposium07.shtml.
UNI Gallery of Art presents "B.F.A. Group Exhibition," that will run from Saturday, April 21 through May 5. The exhibition features the following participants: Levi Biel (printmaking), Luke Biel (drawing), Emily Chace (graphic design), Amanda Chan (graphic design) and Leah M. Mayer (ceramics). Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery.
UNI REPERTORY DANCE THEATRE LECTURE/DEMONSTRATIONS:
UNI Repertory Dance Theatre will present two lecture/demonstrations on the history of art dance in 20th Century America. These events will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21, at the Snowden House in Waterloo; and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. These presentations are free and open to the public. Visit http://www.uni.edu/dance for information about other upcoming dance events at UNI.
MYRNA SANDVIK POETRY READING:
UNI creative writing graduate and former instructor Myrna Sandvik will read from her new book, "R.F.D. Iowa," at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 26, in the Rod Library Browsing Room. Refreshments will be served. More information is at
SYMPOSIUM ON THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION:
A Symposium on the Future of Higher Education will be at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 27, in Curris 131. Four panelists representing the diversity of Iowa colleges and universities will participate. The symposium is free and open to the public. A detailed description with panelist biographies is at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/documents/higher_ed_symposium.pdf
The UNITUBA ensemble will offer its spring performance at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 19, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, under the direction of Jeffrey Funderburk, professor of tuba/euphonium. This event is free.
UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL PRESENTS THE NORTHERN IOWA JUNIOR ORCHESTRA:
The annual spring concert of the Northern Iowa Junior Orchestra will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. The orchestra features area students in fifth through eighth grades led by guest director Tom Schilke. This event is free.
UNI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT:
The UNI Chamber Orchestra will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, in the GBPAC Great Hall, under the direction of Rebecca Burkhardt, professor of theory. This event is free
LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Dennis Warner will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, April 23, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
UNI JAZZ BAND III AND JAZZ COMBOS:
At 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, in the Russell Hall Auditorium, various small ensembles, led by graduate student directors, will offer their spring performances. This event is free.
UNI FACULTY ARTISTS RECITAL: PIANISTS SEAN BOTKIN AND GENADI ZAGOR:
At 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, in the GBPAC Davis Hall, Sean Botkin and Genadi Zagor, assistant professors of piano, will collaborate to offer a faculty duet recital on piano. A must-see performance for piano lovers. This event is free.
SYMPHONIC BAND SPRING CONCERT:
At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the GBPAC Great Hall, Paul Brizzi, director of the UNI Marching Bands, will lead the Symphonic Band's spring concert. This event is free.
W-CF SYMPHONY POPS CONCERT:
He's classical music's answer to The Marx Brothers. Legendary musical humorist Peter Schickele joins the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony for P.D.Q. Bach's The Vegas Years, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 28, at the GBPAC. Among others, you'll hear the shameless "Oedipus Tex" and the zany "Songs from Shakespeare." Tickets at 3-4TIX or wcfsymphony.org.
KUNI PRESENTS AT THE REVERB:
The KUNI Presents concert series continues at The Reverb on Saturday, April 28 with Detroit garage-rock band, The High Strung. Also performing on this super-rock extravaganza: The Mittens (Cedar Falls), The Beat Strings (Waterloo) and North of Grand (Des Moines). Showtime is 10 p.m. Admission is $6 for those over 21 and $8, under 21. Contact The Reverb for tickets.
MARTINA McBRIDE AND DIAMOND RIO IN McLEOD:
Martina McBride will perform live with Diamond Rio Wednesday, June 21, in McLeod Center. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, April 20. Tickets are available at the UNItix Box Offices in the UNI-Dome and GBPAC or by calling 3-4TIX. Tickets are also available through any Ticketmaster outlet, at http://ticketmaster.com or by calling (319) 363-1888. Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster are subject to additional fees. A student discount is available at the UNItix Box Office. One discount per ID.
Ease into May-term with a massage. Licensed massage therapist, Jackie Olberding, will be administering massages Monday through Friday for the month of May in the Wellness Resource Lab, WRC 104. The cost is $10 for every 15 minutes. Pay by u-bill, payroll deduct, cash or check. Call 3-6119 to set up an appointment. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.
EARN COLLEGE CREDIT AT IOWA'S LAKESIDE LABORATORY:
The Iowa Lakeside Lab, located in the Great Lakes region of northwest Iowa, provides the opportunity to "study nature in nature" and discuss environmental issues with like-minded professors and students. Month-long intensive credit courses involve field work at Iowa's oldest biological field station and the surrounding wetlands. Classes for graduate and undergraduate credit meet May 21 to Aug. 9. Course and enrollment information is available at http://www.continuetolearn.uiowa.edu/lakesidelab/ustudents. Students may also enroll through the UNI Office of the Registrar via MyUniverse. For more information, contact UNI Continuing Education at 3-5970 or email@example.com.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT PROGRAMS OFFER CONVENIENCE AND FLEXIBILITY:
Now accepting enrollments for summer credit courses. Learn more at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/summer07. Don't forget about Guided Independent Study — students can enroll at any time, take up to nine months to complete a course and work at their own pace. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/gis.
ORCHESIS DANCE AUDITIONS:
UNI Orchesis Dance Company will hold open auditions for the fall 2007 semester at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, and Wednesday, April 25, in the WRC 185/187. All current UNI students and incoming freshmen are encouraged to audition. Auditions will consist of ballet barre, modern dance, jazz dance and tap. For more information about Orchesis, visit http://www.uni.edu/dance.
STUDY ABROAD PREPARATION:
Students thinking about studying or working abroad should consider taking the Studies in Preparation for Study Abroad course (170:186g). This three-credit class meets on Tuesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. There are four short presentations, four one-page papers and a final presentation/project. The class prepares students to study abroad, including evaluating and selecting a program, applying for the program and visas. Guest speakers will discuss their experiences.
DEADLINES FOR STUDY ABROAD APPLICATIONS:
Application deadlines for AIFS fall programs are: Tuesday, May 1 for Budapest, Florence, Nanjing, Prague and Rome; and Tuesday, May 15 for Cannes, Granada, Grenoble, Limerick, London, Paris, Salamanca, Salzburg and St. Petersburg. For more information, stop by the Study Abroad Office in Baker Hall, Room 59.
CME IS HIRING:
The CME is hiring office assistants, public relations interns, an accounting intern, VOICES newsletter editor, Web designer, mentors, program coordinator, caseworker and program assistants for the summer and 2007-08 academic term. Find out more at http://www.uni.edu, or pick up an application at the CME (MAU 109). Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call Lydia Roberts at 3-2250.
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