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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

NEWS:

EDUCATIONAL & STUDENT SERVICES LEADERSHIP CHANGES:

Ed Berry, associate vice president and dean of students, has been appointed associate vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His last day at UNI will be June 20. Beginning July 1, Jon Buse, assistant dean of students, will assume the position of dean of students.

In addition, on May 15 Roland Carrillo returned to his position as director of financial aid. This move enables the university to develop a position solely dedicated to enrollment. A committee will be put in place to determine the role and scope of this new position. A national search for the enrollment position will begin after those decisions have been made. University Registrar Philip Patton has agreed to provide interim leadership for enrollment.

 

UNI SCMP ELECTION:

Call for all UNI-SCMP members to vote via online ballot. The ballot will be available from May 22-31 on MyUniverse. Please vote to fill one at-large position for a three-year term on the UNI-SCMP Executive Board.

 
2007 LEGISLATIVE SESSION SUMMARY:

The 2007 Iowa General Assembly finished its work on April 29. It was a very positive year for UNI and the other Regents institutions. Progress was made in repairing some of the damage caused by six straight years of budget cuts and underfunding. For more details, see http://weblogs.uni.edu/govrel

 

CONVERSATION PARTNERS NEEDED:

Fifty international students studying English at UNI's Culture and Intensive English Program during June and July need conversation partners one-hour per week. Interested students, faculty and staff can apply for the Conversation Partner Program online at www.uni.edu/ciep. The time commitment is small; the benefit is great.

 

HERITAGE HONOURS ALUMNI AWARD NOMINATIONS SOUGHT:

The UNI Heritage Honours Award selection committee of the UNI Alumni Association is seeking nominations to honor alumni in three categories: Alumni Achievement Award recognizes the major personal and professional accomplishments of UNI graduates; Young Alumni Award recognizes the major personal and professional accomplishments of graduates 40 years of age or younger; and Alumni Service Award recognizes those graduates who have shown long and contiguous service to their community and the university.

Nominees must be graduates of UNI, State College of Iowa, Iowa State Teachers College, or the Iowa State Normal School. Nomination forms and a complete list of previous recipients are at http://www.unialum.org/scholarships/heritage/heritage.shtml. The 2007 awards will be presented Homecoming weekend. Nominations are due by May 31.

 

IOWA STATE FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to work the UNI exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 9 through 19. Shifts are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 to 9 p.m. Two faculty and staff scheduled per shift. Volunteers will receive free admission and a complimentary UNI shirt. Volunteers are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. To volunteer or for more information, contact Rebecca Schultze at rebecca.schultze@uni.edu or 3-6488.

 

PUBLIC SURPLUS AUCTION:

UNI has several items for sale by auction on publicsurplus.com, including two Ford Ranger pickups, two Ford Taurus sedans, an overhead door opener, 78 rpm jazz records, coolant reclaimer and an environmentally friendly parts washer. The UNI surplus store is open every Thursday (except July 26) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Warehouse #1, selling furniture, electronics, computer equipment, etc. The next live auction on campus may be on June 29 at the CEEE.

Please call Vince at 3-3527 for more information.

 

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES:

Jill Smith has been named Coordinator of student disability services at UNI. She has an M.S. in rehabilitation counseling from Minnesota State University and a B.A. in psychology from Wartburg College. She has previously served as an intern, program assistant, and interim coordinator of student disability services at UNI. She can be reached at jill.smith@uni.edu or 3-2676.

 

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 

P&S JOB OPENINGS:

Vacancies at the P&S level include assistant director of membership and operations, and head softball coach. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

UPDATE OF EXPENSE OBJECT CODES:

#63010 & #66210. Federal Express, UPS and Iowa Parcel expenses should be charged to #66210.

 
LANGUAGE CAMPS FOR GRADES 2-8:

Learn to break down the barriers by immersing yourself in another language and culture. This camp is intended for beginning language learners in grades 2 through 8. Registraton and more details are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/events/global/index.shtml

 

BUCKLE UP AMERICA:

From May 21 through June 3, Iowa law enforcement officers will join police agencies across the country in the Buckle Up America campaign to promote the use of seat belts. This two-week effort is known as the "2007 Click It or Ticket Mobilization, Seat Belt Tickets Save Lives." UNI Police will actively participate in this program. For more information, contact Lt. Doug Widen at 3-2712.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

AASHE MEMBERSHIP:

UNI is a new member in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). AASHE is a membership-based association of colleges and universities working to advance sustainability in higher education in the U.S. and Canada. Everyone on the UNI campus is covered by AASHE membership. To create an account, visit http://www.aashe.org. and click on "Log In" in the left column. At the log-in page select "Create a new account," then follow the directions to receive a password. Use your campus e-mail address as your "username."

 

STUDENT HEALTH CLINIC MAY NEWSLETTER:
http://www.uni.edu/health/newsletter0507.pdf

 

RESEARCH CONSULTATIONS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS :

Attention graduate students and faculty advisors: The Rod Library strongly encourages library research consultations for all graduate students working on research papers, theses and dissertations. Request a research consultation at 3-2838 or http://www.library.uni.edu/ris/askemail.shtml

 

 

HOURS

 

LIBRARY HOURS OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.shtml#memday

 

WRC HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

RECEPTION TO HONOR JILL TRAINER:

Interim Provost James Lubker cordially invites you to a reception to honor Jill Trainer, associate vice president of sponsored programs, from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, at the Student Lounge (second floor) in Lang Hall. Trainer has been with the university since 1989. She is leaving to become dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at California State University, Sacramento.

 

KUNI BLUES CRUISE WITH BOB DORR & THE BLUE BAND:

Join KUNI and the Spirit of Dubuque for a three-hour tour on the mighty Mississippi for the 2007 Blues Cruise with Bob Dorr & the Blue Band on Friday, June 1. Boarding begins at 7 p.m. at the 3rd Street Ice Harbor in Dubuque. Cruise departs at 7:30 p.m. and returns at 10:30 p.m. Blues Cruise tickets are $15 in advance. Advance tickets can be ordered online at http://www.kuniradio.org in the STORE section, or by calling KUNI weekdays at 3-6400 or 800-772-2440, ext. 0. Advance tickets also are available at Dubuque River Rides, Bob's Guitars in Cedar Falls and Moondog Music in Dubuque.

 

ADVENTURE ACADEMY FOR KIDS: KONNICHIWA MEANS 'HELLO'! ADVENTURE TO JAPAN:

Taste edamame, make origami, try on geta. Discover Japanese customs, learn to say "hello," and be inspired to explore your world from 9 a.m. to noon, June 12, at the University Museum. Register by June 5. The cost for Friends members is $10; $12 for nonmembers.

 

ADVENTURE ACADEMY FOR KIDS: ZIJIAN MEANS 'GOODBYE'!

Play with tangrams, try your hand at calligraphy, eat fortune cookies. Discover Chinese customs, learn to say "goodbye," and be inspired to travel far and wide from 9 a.m. to noon, June 14, at the University Museum. Register by June 5 by calling 3-2188. $10 Friends members; $12 nonmembers. http://www.uni.edu/museum

 

A SAMPLER OF SUSHI AND ASIAN STORIES:

Learn to roll sushi, sample Japanese delicacies and delight in the myths and cultural folklore of that ancient land from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, June 14, at the University Museum. Free and open to the public, but please RSVP to 3-2188 by June 7. Sponsored in part by SOHO Sushi Bar & Deli.

 

 

EXHIBITS/FILMS:

VISIT MAY EXHIBITS AT ROD LIBRARY:

University units have mounted two displays. One display highlights student disability and counseling services and the second exhibit features WRS summer fitness classes. The 400th anniversary of Jamestown is celebrated in the smaller flat display case. For photographs and more information about library exhibits, visit https://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/archives/displays/.

 

SUMMER ART EXHIBITION:

From 7 p.m. June 4, to 4:30 p.m. July 1, the UNI Gallery of Art will present "Echoes and Apparitions: Works by Scott Hudson." An artist's gallery talk and opening reception will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, June 4. Sculptor Hudson will present five original installations taking as inspiration the biodiversity, sociobiology and archaeology of the prairie landscape. Free and open to the public.

 
PAPER WINGS: THE WORLD OF KITES.

Exhibit at the University Museum, June 11 through Aug. 19. These three exhibits combine to reveal the wonder and artistry of kites. "Kites of Kyushu" examines the variety of kite-making traditions found on this southern island of Japan. "Mini Kites: World on a Thread" is a collection of the world's finest flying miniatures. "About Kites" is an assemblage of poster panels that describe the art, science, history and culture of kiting. http://www.uni.edu/museum

 

WORKSHOPS:

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOP IN JUNE:

The American Democracy Project is holding a workshop on community/civic engagement June 12-14 (mornings only) for faculty and staff. $100 stipend. Registration deadline is Friday, May 25. For further information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/480.html or contact Gerri Perreault 3-6898. To register, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/479.html

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS:

ITS-ET, along with the GLOBE and STORM programs, is offering a science and standards-based professional development program this next year, starting with a two-week workshop June 17 through 29. Applications are now being taken for the IMPACT (IMPacting Achievement with Collaborations and Technology) program. Point teachers you work with to the program Web site: http://www.uni.edu/ietti/impact/about_impact/
For more information, contact Doreen Hayek at doreen.hayek@uni.edu or 3-7300.

PERFORMING ARTS:

THEATRE UNI PERFORMANCE SET:

Theatre UNI presents The Anatomy of Melancholy, a clever exploration of the causes and cures of the blues by an inquisitive puppet, created by UNI alumna Pamella O'Connor, June 1 through 3 at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. For tickets, call 3-6381. See a video clip of the performance at http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 
2,500 TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR MARTINA:

Martina McBride will preform live with Diamond Rio, Thursday, June 21, in McLeod Center. Tickets are available at the UNItix Box Office or by calling UNItix at 3-4tix. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster.

 

 

 


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