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Wednesday, June 6, 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. 

 
INTERNAL SEARCH FOR INTERIM ASSOCIATE DEAN:

The Graduate College is searching for an interim associate dean. Details and application procedures are posted at http://www.grad.uni.edu/information/newsitem.aspx?NewsId=172
All tenured faculty are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is Friday, June 22.

 

MASTER AGREEMENT BETWEEN BOR AND UNITED FACULTY:

The 2007-2009 Master Agreement between the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, and the UNI-United Faculty has been finalized and is posted to the Web at: http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/07-09facultycontract/.

 

G-PERMIT LOTTERY FOR 2007-2008:

Sign up by July 13 to be included in the G parking-permit lottery for the 2007-2008 school year. Written requests should be sent to the Deptartment of Public Safety, mail code 0023. Those eligible to purchase the "G" permit will be chosen the week following this deadline. Persons interested in choosing the 12-month, pre-tax deduction option for their "G" permit fee must be available between July 23 and Aug. 15 to receive notification of their status and purchase the permit, if eligible.

There are currently 25 "G" parking spaces in the furthest north row of the Gilchrist A lot. If demand warrants, this may be expanded to 48 spaces in the two furthest north rows of this lot. For more information, call 3-2710.

 

ORDER PARKING PERMITS ONLINE:

It's not too late to sign up for a 2007-2008 parking permit online. Online applications for parking permits will be accepted via MyUNIverse through Aug. 15. This option is available to current faculty, staff and students. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/478.html

 

SCHWIEGER NAMED DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDENT LIFE:

The Graduate College has reassigned Susan Schwieger to the Graduate College as director of graduate student life. Schwieger's functions will be a continuation and expansion of her work in Advising and Career Services: developing and directing a comprehensive student services program for graduate students, which will include professional and career development; graduate student orientation; marketing, recruitment and retention; graduate student surveys; and academic-related programming. Her office is in the Graduate College, 122 Lang Hall, and she can be reached at 3-2748 or susan.schwieger@uni.edu.

 

UNI ATHLETIC TICKETS ON SALE:

UNI Athletics is offering a special discount to all UNI faculty and staff to see the Panthers. Football season tickets are available for as low as $40. That price gets you a reserved seat in the Red Zone, or, get closer to the action with a premium reserved seat for only $108. Get more information by stopping by the UNI-Dome ticket office, call 3-4TIX, or go to http://unipanthers.cstv.com/tickets/seasontix.html.

 

WOMEN'S PANTHER PACK VALUE:

UNI Athletics is offering a new affordable and flexible way to see the Panther women at play this coming school year. The Women's Panther Pack offers 25 tickets for $50 to use at any women's athletic event. See volleyball, women's soccer, women's basketball and indoor track & field for only $2 a ticket. This pack allows you to use all 25 tickets on one sport for the season, for one game with family and friends, or spread your 25 tickets out over the year to see all four sports in action. To pre-order your Women's Panther Pack, call UNItix at 3-4TIX.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Harry Brod, Department of Philosophy and Religion, is listed as a national source in an article from the "Religion Newswriters" Web site on "Superheroes and Spirituality: The Religion of the Comics," a story linked to the upcoming release of the new film "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer." http://www.religionlink.org/tip_070604.php

 

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.

 
ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE DIVISION NEWSLETTER: http://maple.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/documents/may_newsletter.pdf
 
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 the main UNI 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

 

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.

 

SUMMER CONFERENCE GUESTS

The Department of Residence welcomes the following guests to campus: through Aug. 3, John Deere Interns; through July 30, Math and Science Upward Bound; through July 27, Alliance Summer Program; June 3-7, MAIPP; June 7-8, Summer Orientation II; June 8-9, Senior All-Star Spotlight Track Meet; June 10- July 14, UNI Classic Upward Bound Program; June 10 -14, Iowa PGA Junior Golf Academy; June 10 -12 Men's Basketball Big Man/Guard; June 11-15, Iowa Leadership Camp; June 11-12, Quarterback School Session I; June 11-13 Bangladesh Workshop; and June 11-12, Summer Orientation III.

 

CME HOURS:

The Center for Multicultural Education's hours of operation during June and July are Monday through Friday, 7:30 am. to 4:30 p.m.

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."

 

COLOR COPIES AT PRINT SERVICES:

Print Services offers high-quality color copies at very cost effective prices for your department. Do you need posters, flyers, invitations, brochures? Download a price list at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/uni_print_services.pdf or call Nancy Witham at 3-2448 to discuss options for your next printing project.

 

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.

 

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:

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:

Now through July 1, the UNI Gallery of Art will present "Echoes and Apparitions: Works by Scott Hudson." 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:

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Bianca DeLeon who sings of life and love, of adventure and romance, and of uncertainty and danger, will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, June 11, in KUNI'S third-floor studios in the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 


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