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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

NEWS:

GRADUATE COLLEGE INTERIM DEAN APPOINTED:

Sue (Joslyn) Joseph has been named interim dean of the Graduate College.  This is a two-year term appointment.  Joseph replaces Susan Koch who is taking a position as provost at Northern Michigan University. 

 

EMERGENCY LEAVE AVAILABILITY:

Recent report changes caused the Sick Leave Hours Eligible for Emergency Leave amounts on the Leave Balances and Usage Reports to be incorrect in some situations; the report has been corrected. If you viewed this report in the last three weeks to determine EL availability it is recommended that you re-check the available amount so you do not over expend your emergency leave. Any questions on this should be directed to Linda Gruetzmacher at 3-3003.

 

SCHOOL OF MUSIC OFFICE RELOCATION:

Due to the renovation of Russell Hall, the School of Music main office has relocated to 113 CEEE until Russell reopens in August 2008. The main phone number, 3-2024 remains the same. Faculty and staff have relocated to offices in CAC, GBPAC and CEEE. Please check the online directory for individual office locations. All phone numbers remain the same.

 

ADDRESS CHANGE FOR RRTTC:

The Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center is now located in UNI's Business and Community Services Building. The address is 8120 Jennings Drive, Suite 13V, campus mail code 0184. Phone and fax numbers remain the same.

 

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.

 

IOWA VETERINARIANS ON CAMPUS:

Iowa veterinarians will be on campus May 30 for computer training on the Iowa Livestock Traceability Project. ITS Educational Technology will deliver the training. This is a collaborative project between Educational Technology, Iowa State University, The Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, GlobalVetLink, and the Iowa Cattlemen's Association. The focus is on providing traceability and value to Iowa's livestock industry.

 

COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROJECTS 2+2 NEWSLETTER:

The UNI Community College Projects office invites you to read the Spring 2+2 newsletter and learn about the 23 new graduates in this partnership between UNI, community colleges and communities. It is posted at http://www.uni.edu/2+2/newsletters/spring07.pdf. Students who cannot come to campus take two years of community college courses and two years of UNI courses to receive a UNI B.A. degree. For more information, contact Roger Kueter at 3-2203, roger.kueter@uni.edu

 

GBPAC SEASON TICKETS ON SALE:

Tickets can be purchased for the 2007-2008 season beginning Friday, June 1, at 8:30 a.m. Visit www.gbpac.com to view the full season of shows. For tickets, call 273-4TIX. Enjoy a free breakfast or lunch when buying your tickets. Enjoy Broadway shows "Evita," "Annie," "The Producers," and "Gypsy," as well as stars like Clint Black and Paula Poundstone. UNI students receive a 50 percent discount with valid ID.

 

JOIN UNI'S MWD PARADE ENTRY:

To be a part of this year's UNI entry in the My Waterloo Days Parade, report to the GBPAC dock at 7:45 a.m., Saturday, June 2. Dress in UNI gear. Everyone will head downtown at 8 a.m. to set-up and get in order for the parade by 9 a.m. The parade will start at 9:30 am. This invite includes families. This year's theme is "Totally 80s." If you are planning to participate, please RSVP to Christy Schroeder, 3-3637 or Fritz@uni.edu

GRADUATE COLLEGE NEWSLETTER:

The latest issue of the Graduate College newsletter, The Graffito, looks back at the spring semester, says farewell to Dean Koch, and looks forward to opportunities this summer. The current issue of The Graffito is at http://www.grad.uni.edu/graffito/default.htm

 

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:

Nomination forms for the UNI Alumni Association's alumni awards program are available at www.unialum.org/heritagehonours.shtml. The Heritage Honours Awards honor alumni for their personal and professional accomplishments and recognize their outstanding service to the university. 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.

 

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 radio play-by-play announcer, Intercollegiate Athletics; and information technology specialist, Iowa Waste Reduction Center. 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

 

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

NEW DATABASES AVAILABLE AT ROD LIBRARY:

Rod Library has recently acquired three new databases: The New York Times, 1851-2003 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers), Books in Print.com Professional, and CQ Global Researcher. For more information, visit the Library News Web site at http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/

 
GRANT BUDGETING AND SUBMISSION:

The Office of Sponsored Programs will offer an informational session on budgeting and submission procedures for NSF CAREER and other grant applicants on Tuesday, June 12, 11 a.m. to noon, in 213 East Bartlett. Prospective NSF applicants are encouraged to attend; others interested in budgeting also are welcome. RSVP to anita.kleppe@uni.edu or 3-6148.

 

CLASSROOM CLICKERS:

TurningPoint Technologies is offering a bundled kit of hardware and clickers (response units) for $999 that includes everything needed for a class of 30 students. Orders must be placed before June 30, 2007 in order to receive special pricing. Details are at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/482.html For other questions about using clickers, please contact Todd Hayungs, 3-6290.

 

TIAA-CREF WILL BE ON CAMPUS SEVERAL DAYS THIS SUMMER:

TIAA-CREF has added dates for on-campus one-on-one counseling sessions in May, June and July. The entire summer schedule is available online. To schedule an appointment, visit http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call (toll free) (866) 842-2977, ext 7010. There is no cost or charge for these meetings.

 

RESEARCH CONSULTATIONS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS :

Attention graduate students and faculty advisers: 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

 

JUNE MASSAGE:

Licensed massage therapist Jackie Olberding will administer massages during the month of June from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, in WRC 104. The cost is $10 for every 15 minutes and sessions up to an hour can be purchased. Please call 3-6119 to schedule an appointment today. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 

ADULT SOCCER LEAGUE IN THE CEDAR VALLEY:

UNI Soccer, in conjunction with Cedar Valley Adult Soccer Association, is looking for players of all skills to join recreational and competitive leagues. Games are played at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex. Check out www.cvasaonline.org for more information or call 3-5425.

 

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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:

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/PRESENTATIONS:

KEN BLANCHARD COMING TO THE GBPAC:

The Greater Cedar Valley Alliance, Chambers of Commerce, Jim and Cecelia Mudd and UNI are bringing Ken Blanchard to campus at 7 p.m., June 7, at the GBPAC. Blanchard is a highly sought-after author, speaker and business consultant. His best-selling book "The One Minute Manager" has sold more than 17 million copies and still appears on best-seller lists 20 years after it was first released. Blanchard has been a guest on a number of national television programs, including "The Today Show" and "Good Morning America." He also has been featured in a number of magazines including Time, U.S. News & World Report and other popular publications. Some of Blanchard's clients include America Online, Dow Corning, Eastman Kodak, General Motors, GTE, Hershey Foods Corporation, IBM and Kmart. Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets, please call Kelly at 266-3593.

 
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


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