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Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008
R & D SCHOOL STUDY POSTED ONLINE:
As a result of Senate File 601, Section 128, passed by the Iowa General Assembly and signed by Gov. Culver in 2007, a Research and Development Prekindergarten through Grade Twelve School Feasibility Study was conducted. The task force submitted its study on Jan. 14. The study is posted at http://www.uni.edu/pres/FeasibilityStudy.pdf
2007 W-2 Wage and Tax Statements are available online through MyUNIverse using the MEMFIS UNI Employee Self-Service responsibility. The MEMFIS Web site, http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis, has a Quick Reference Guide for finding and viewing the W-2 statement. W-2s will be mailed by the end of this week. W-2 FAQs are available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/.
ADMINISTRATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM:
Michael Licari, associate professor of political science, has been named an Administrative Fellow beginning this semester. The Administrative Development Program provides interested faculty with opportunities to broaden their understanding of, and experience in, higher education administration and to diversify administrative leadership on campus. Licari and Barbara Cutter, also an Administrative Fellow, will serve as part of the Provost's Office administrative team, providing leadership and support for various functions and special projects in Academic Affairs and processing undergraduate student requests. Licari will be involved in advising initiatives and new student and faculty orientation activities. Cutter will continue to chair the Intercollegiate Academics Fund Committee, the Merchant Scholarship Committee and administer the Class 1957 Heritage Endowment Fund. She also will work on the reaccreditation process for UNI.
DID YOU KNOW?:
UNI's 131-year history in teacher education and UNI's Teacher Education program have made an impact on campus, the state, nation and world. Did you know that UNI has the largest teacher education program in the state? More than 2,600 undergraduate students are majoring this year in teacher education. Source: Registrar's Office.
UNI IN THE NEWS:
UNI's Overseas Recruiting Fair was featured this week in a report on Radio Iowa
Radio Iowa also featured UNI's Financial Aid director giving advice on filing FAFSA applications.
HPELS instructor Don Briggs and his ice climbing class were mentioned by KNBC in Los Angeles
http://www.knbc.com/news/15105076/detail.html and by WRCB-TV in Chattanooga,Tenn.
Spent LCD projector bulbs are not to be disposed of in the trash because many types of bulbs contain mercury. Instead, they should be boxed (original container preferred) and transported to the UNI warehouse on 27th Street where they will be recycled. For more information, call the Safety Office at 3-3445.
UNI HONORS WEEK:
The first-ever Honors Week at UNI will begin April 12. Highlights of the week will include the CSBS Student Research Conference, the Honor Society Expo, Honors Week Presidential Reception followed by the Honors Ball and University Honors Program Research Day. If your honorary society or academic student organization wishes to participate, send a notice with the group’s name, faculty adviser and contact information to Rachel Herberg at email@example.com by Wednesday, Feb. 4.
S.A.L.A.D. STUDENT LEADERSHIP SUMMIT NOMINATIONS:
The SALAD (Seeking Alliances through Leadership And Diversity) Leadership Summit is a program that addresses issues of difference. This one-day summit on March 29, includes discussions about stereotypes, values and collaborations that will benefit students working in groups. If you work with students or student organizations, we want to know who you think would benefit from and be a contributor to this program. Students nominated will be asked to answer three short questions to assist in the selection process. Send nominations with the student's name and e-mail address to Alicia Mireles at firstname.lastname@example.org. Only 60 students will be accepted. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter.
VOLUNTEER CENTER OF CEDAR VALLEY:
The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley and UNI are piloting a new partnership this semester. Lauren Pelleymounter, assistant director of the Volunteer Center, will staff the office in ITTC 117, within the Office of Academic Assessment, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., every Thursday, beginning Jan. 24. For more information, contact Lauren at 272-2087.
STILL TIME TO SIGN UP FOR UNI UP CLOSE:
More than 200 students and their guests have already registered for UNI Up Close. Don't be left out. Last year, your efforts contributed to nearly 240 new students coming to campus in the fall of 2007. To indicate your department's participation, please complete the online form at http://www.uni.edu/admissions/upclose/facultystaff/ by Wednesday, Jan. 30.
CHANGES IN PURCHASING PROCESS AT HY-VEE:
Beginning immediately, purchases made from Hy-Vee should be charged to a procurement card. Due to the low dollar amount of most Hy-Vee purchases and changes in Hy-Vee’s billing procedures, the procurement card is the most effective way to issue payment. If you have staff who purchase regularly from Hy-Vee and do not have a procurement card, please complete the procurement card application at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/accounts_payable/pro_card_agreement.pdf or contact Molly Rickert (ext. 3-6448) in Business Operations to assist with requesting a procurement card. Hy-Vee will continue to accept store charges until Feb. 15 during a transition period. After that time, purchases must be made with the procurement card. Questions regarding this change can be directed to Pam Rousselow at 3-3116.
The UNI V-Day Committee is seeking nominees for Vagina Warriors. Nominees are women who have shown leadership and active involvement in making the community more aware of women's rights, leadership, safety and empowerment. If you know someone who fits these qualifications, contact Jessica Lieb at (563) 580-3422 or email@example.com.
CONVERSATION PARTNERS WANTED:
Interested in learning more about different cultures? Do you want to meet people from other countries? The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) is seeking volunteers to match with international students. Partners meet one hour weekly to speak English with an international student and participate in a monthly group activity. Sign up at http://fp.uni.edu/ciep/conversation_partners.htm or visit the CIEP office in Baker 72.
LIBRARY SURVEY RESULTS:
During spring 2007 the library invited students, faculty and staff to fill out a nationally administered survey to measure service quality (LibQUAL+). Survey results are available at http://www.library.uni.edu/libqual/. Analysis by library staff is ongoing; check the Web site for updates throughout the semester.
HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP:
This workshop will take place from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required. For more information, call 3-JPEC or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
REGISTER YOUR CLASSES FOR LIBRARY INSTRUCTION:
The Rod Library offers a rich and powerful array of resources. Will your students use them? Will they Google? Help influence this decision. Register your classes for a library instruction session at http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr/.
UNI AMERICAN DEMOCRACY PROJECT SEEKS PROPOSALS FOR FUNDING:
The American Democracy Project is seeking proposals for Constitution Day; the Lincoln Bicentennial (2008-2010);
the Civic Discourse series; and media literacy, including newspapers on campus and in the classroom. The deadline for spring projects is Feb. 12. For details and a funding application visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_012408.shtml
P & S VACANCIES:
Vacancies at the P&S level include director of development-College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, assistant director-UNI Center for Urban Education, assistant applications administrator/LMS, and literacy specialist/project manager. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.
MAUCKER UNION SPRING SEMESTER BUILDING HOURS:
SPRING WRC AND HEALTH BEAT HOURS:
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY):
Calling all cowpokes, tenderfoots, outlaws and wranglers. Come see if you can last eight seconds on the mechanical bulls, decorate your own bandana, learn some country line dancing and have an old-time western photo taken, from 8 p.m. to midnight, Thursday, Jan. 24, in Maucker Union. Free refreshments. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR EILEEN DAMS, HRIS MANAGER:
A retirement reception for Eileen Dams will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, in the Commons Georgian Lounge. Help Human Resources celebrate Eileen's 25 years of service to UNI.
DIANE HEADINGTON, UNI HEAD CASHIER IS RETIRING:
After 36 years of service Diane Headington is retiring. You are invited to say farewell at an open house in her honor from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, in the Office of Business Operations, 1148 Campbell Hall. There will be a short program at 2:30 p.m.
UNI OFFICE OF TEACHER EDUCATION TO HOST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENT:
UNI's Office of Teacher Education is hosting a professional development day for all UNI professional education faculty in the teacher education program. The event, "Backmapping to the Future: Listening to the Evidence," will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 29, in the UNI Commons Ballroom. The keynote speaker is Karen Smith, chief operating officer for the National Commissions on Teaching and America's Future. Participants will collaborate with colleagues and identify future initiatives for UNI's Teacher Education program. For more information, contact email@example.com.
IOWA UP CLOSE EXHIBIT:
Iowa Up Close photography contest submissions will be on display at the University Museum through Jan. 31. Stop by to appreciate the unique views of our home state and the talent of local photographers. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/museum.
FOCUS THE NATION:
Focus the Nation at UNI kicks off at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, with a live Web cast of "The 2% Solution" in the John Deere Auditorium of the CBB (room 109). The film, produced with support from the National Wildlife Federation, addresses what it would take for the U.S. to reduce its energy consumption by 2 percent per year for the next 40 years in order to keep global warming to a minimum. A discussion will follow.
UNI CAMPUS VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROJECT BROWN BAG LUNCH:
Alan Heisterkamp of the Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention will discuss efforts in Sioux City to create safer schools, homes and communities by working with young men using male leadership and bystander models. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this discussion at noon, Monday, Jan. 28, in the University North Room, Maucker Union.
COMPUTATIONAL ARTIST IRA GREENBERG PRESENTS THE CREATIVE POTENTIAL OF CODE:
Ira Greenberg teaches in the Interactive Media Studies program at Miami University. He has worked in industry and academia across various disciplines including painting, 2-D and 3-D animation, interactive design, print design, multimedia development and software engineering. His current work builds on organic forms and fuses perception and the algorithmic process, creating wildly imaginative imagery with code. He also takes the syntax of poetry, converts it to data, and translates that data into visual images. He will discuss his journey from art to math and back again at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, in the KAB 111.
NATURAL RESOURCE RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT SEMINAR:
Cindy Cambardella, from the National Soil Tilth Lab, Iowa State University, will discuss "Carbon Sequestration and Nutrient Cycling in Restorations" at 3:30 p.m., Wednedsay, Jan. 30, in the Tallgrass Prairie Center, Room 9. Her presentation is an overview of carbon sequestration and nutrient cycling in perennial landscapes, including prairie reconstruction sites, savanna restoration sites, shelter belts, and riparian buffers. This is the first in a series of seminars on natural resource research and management. Sponsored by the Tallgrass Prairie Center.
UNI VIOLENCE INTERVENTION SERVICES JANUARY SPOTLIGHT: 'STALKING... GOT KNOWLEDGE?':
Presented by Dave Zarifis, director, UNI Public Safety, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the
SIGMA XI SPEAKER:
Vicki Grassian, University of Iowa, will discuss "Environmental and Health Impacts of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, in MSH 201. Issues associated with understanding environmental and health impacts of nanoscience and nanotechnology will be discussed and the field of nanotoxicology will be introduced. For more information, contact Laura Strauss at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-6139. Refreshments will be provided.
FOCUS THE NATION TEACH-IN:
On Jan. 30 and 31, UNI will participate in Focus the Nation, an unprecedented teach-in on global warming solutions with more than 1,300 participating schools and organizations. For a list of the teach-in sessions visit
A CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, Feb. 4, in the Maucker Union North Room. Christopher Larimer, Department of Political Science, will present "Balancing Ambition and Gender among Decision Makers." The Women's and Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women and Gender Forum Series. All are invited to attend.
TALES OF THE LOST FORMICANS:
Theatre UNI presents "Tales of the Lost Formicans," a dark comedy of American suburban angst as seen through the eyes of extra-terrestrials, at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre or call 3-6381.
KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Folksinger Debra Cowen will perform traditional ballads and comic songs at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
Treat your Valentine to "Shakespeare in Love," featuring music based on two of his popular love-themed plays. Principal Flute Claudia Anderson will solo on a recent American flute concerto. This performance will take place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, in the GBPAC. Ticket prices range from $19 for adults; $9 for students. For more information, call 3-4TIX or visit http://wcfsymphony.org.
INTUITIVE EATING WORKSHOP:
Are you a chronic dieter? Would you like to learn how to eat right? WRS is sponsoring an Intuitive Eating Workshop from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Feb. 5 through March 11. Participants will learn how to reject a diet mentality and practice the principles of intuitive eating. For more information, or to register, call Joan Thompson at 3-2198.
Sign up for the Wellness and Recreation Services Sixth Ironman Triathlon Challenge, a fitness incentive program. Registration begins Monday, Jan. 28, in WRC 101. Entry fee is $15. Completing your selected event nets you a commemerative T-shirt and certificate of achievement. For details, visit www.uni.edu/wellrec and click on upcoming events, or contact Tim Klatt at email@example.com
TELL YOUR STUDENTS:
2007-2008 OUTSTANDING GRADUATE PAPER AWARD IN WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES:
Current UNI graduate students from all departments and programs are eligible to apply for this award. The author of the winning paper will receive $100. Deadline for the paper is Feb. 15. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/womenstudies or contact Phyllis Baker at 3-7102.
CAMP ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT CENTER (LAC):
The Camp Adventure Leadership Assessment Center (LAC) will take place at 8:45 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, in the WRC 204. Work with youth in Germany, Italy, China, Japan, and the U.S. Earn 12 credit hours, free airfare/housing and a living stipend. To confirm attendance, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD:
Students interested in event planning and making a difference on campus should apply to join the Campus Activities Board (CAB). Applications are available online at http://www.uni.edu/maucker/. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 5.
STUDY ABROAD IN CHILE:
Learn about earning nine UNI credits this summer in Chile. Attend informational meetings at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday or Thursday, Jan. 23 and 24, in Baker 161. For more information, contact the Study Abroad office in Baker 59 at 3-7078 or email@example.com.
CAPSTONE IN NICARAGUA:
The Nicaragua summer capstone class "Socio-Economic Reality of Central America" is an experiential capstone learning course that enables students to work alongside citizens in a developing country. Program dates are May 13 through May 24. For more information, contact Chris Schrage at 3-2126 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact the Study Abroad office at 3-7078. Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 1.
FIRST SAVE MEETING:
Students Against a Violent Environment (SAVE) will hold its first meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, in the Maucker Union College Eye Room. Get involved in an important cause, meet new people, be creative, put your skills to work for a resume builder, be a leader and make a difference at UNI. All UNI students welcome. Snacks will be provided. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
HOMECOMING COMMITTEE LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS:
The Homecoming Committee is a group of students who plan the homecoming week activities. Events include window painting, Panther Pride Cry, Panther scramble, pep rally and the parade. Applications are available online at http://www.uni.edu/maucker/ and are due by Jan. 31. For more information, contact 3-6849.
FLASH DRIVE LOST:
A flash drive with important data was left in one of the computers in the Redeker hallway at 10 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21. If found, bring it to Baker Hall, Room 13.
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