Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008
UNI ALERT TEST -- UPDATE YOUR DATA
The first campus-wide test of new UNI Alert system is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 27. To do:
1. Check your emergency contact data immediately. Blank sections won't be automatically filled in. You're the only person who can update this data. https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/update_pi.cgi
2. Text messages
If you've opted-in for UNI Alert text messages on your cell phone, watch for a text from Connect-Ed/23177. It will read: "UNI Alert: You are now confirmed to receive alerts from us." For more info, text reply "HELP" or "STOP UNI" to opt out. Save the number to your phone as "UNI Alert."
UNI UP CLOSE:
UNI Up Close will host nearly 400 students and theIr guests on Friday, Feb. 22. With 1,000 visitors on campus, show your Panther Pride by wearing purple and welcoming these guests. To view the UNI Up Close agenda visit http://www.uni.edu/admissions/upclose/UNIUpCloseProgram08.pdf
CRITICAL INCIDENT VIDEOS:
Online access to the Critical Incident Workshops presented during the fall semester is available by visiting http://www.uni.edu/alert. Click on "Resources on Prevention and Response." This is a convenient way for all staff to review information on critical incident preparation and response.
GATEWAY TABLET PCs AVAILABLE:
ITS Educational Technology is offering 87 Gateway M285-E Tablet Computers used in the StudioIT rooms for departmental purchase. The Tablets have new batteries, will be two years old as of May 2008, and carry accidental damage protection (ADP) warranty through May 2010. Perfect for labs, faculty use, departmental check-out, library use and other needs. Details on purchasing the Tablets and specifications can be found at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/studioit/tablet_resale.pdf.
UNI IN THE NEWS:
The new exhibit at the University Museum was featured last week in the Des Moines Register.
DID YOU KNOW?:
More than 11,000 alumni educators live in Iowa; nearly 25 percent of Iowa's teachers are UNI graduates; and nearly one third of Iowa's superintendents and principals are UNI graduates. Sources: UNI Alumni Relations and UNI Teacher Education Program.
NO MUG MEETING IN FEBRUARY:
MEMFIS Uers Group (MUG) will not meet this month. Attend the next MUG meeting after spring break at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 27, in MSH 201. This meeting will be primarily dedicated to demonstrating FY 09 Self-Support funds budget development to faculty and staff. This year these budgets will be developed, routed and approved online. MUG meetings are open to everyone on campus. To be added to the agenda mailing list, contact Eunice Dell, MEMFIS Project Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
ACADEMIC LEARNING CENTER DIRECTORS:
Inez Murtha has been named the interim director of the Academic Learning Center. She previously served as director of the Student Support Services Program.
Nick Sullivan has been named the interim director of the Student Support Services Program. Sullivan previously served as coordinator of instructional services for Student Support Services.
FAMILY WEEKEND AND HOMECOMING 2008:
Is your department planning a special event or activity for Family Weekend (Sept. 20) or Homecoming (Oct. 11) in 2008? If so, please contact Amy Mohr at 3-3094 or email@example.com so the events can be considered in the overall university plans and marketing efforts for these two special weekends.
Hartman Reserve Nature Center is hosting its annual "all you can eat" Maple Syrup Festival on March 1 and 2. Volunteers may contact the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information regarding this volunteer opportunity and others available.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH TRIVIA CONTEST:
The UNI Talent Search Program is seeking university paraphernalia for door prizes and awards to give to program participants during our Black History Trivia Contest at Waterloo West and East high schools. Departments that would like to donate items should contact Tony Stevens at 433-1220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE OF ORDERING UNI CATERING ONLINE:
A how-to session will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, at the CME (MAU 109). Taste some new catering products and learn how to simplify event planning by ordering online. Reservations are not required. For more information, call 3-2333 for more information or visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/catering.
SPECIAL PRICING AT 23RD ST. MARKET THROUGH FEB. 22:
A special rate of 25 cents per ounce for all weighed menu selections at 23rd Street Market will be offered through Feb. 22. This includes fresh items at the Greens Plus Salad Bar, baked potato bar, walking taco bar and nacho bar.
PREVENTING ILLEGAL HARASSMENT AT UNI:
Attorney Helen Adams will discuss "Preventing Illegal Harassment" on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 26 and 27, in the CME. All employees are strongly encouraged to attend to learn about or refresh their understanding of UNI’s policies regarding harassment and discrimination. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/equity. Several sessions are offered throughout the two days. Pre-registration is necessary. Sponsored by Compliance and Equity Management.
SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR FACULTY:
The Upward Bound Math and Science Center is accepting applications for faculty teaching positions in general chemistry, Spanish, computer programming and physics. There are one to three sections of each class. Classes offered Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Faculty are required to attend three pre-planning meetings and bi-weekly meetings during the summer. Appointments are for June through July. The rate is $1,200 to $1,500 per credit hour. Applications are available at http://www.uni.edu/eop/ubms/index.htm or by contacting Latricia Hylton at (319) 433-1261. Applications are due Feb. 29.
Vacancies at the P&S level include academic advisor/College of Education Liaison, advancement assistant, imaging systems/Applications Administrator and energy engineer. The complete job descriptions are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp
Merit Vacancies are available for viewing at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.shtml.
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)
Women's basketball hosts Creighton at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in McLeod Center. The Panthers host Drake at 3:05 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24, in McLeod Center in their final home game of the season.
Wrestling hosts North Dakota State at noon, Sunday, Feb. 24, in McLeod Center.
Tennis hosts South Dakota State at 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, at the Black Hawk Tennis Club. The Panthers host Chicago State at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, and Eastern Illinois at 10 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Black Hawk Tennis Club.
Track hosts the UNI-Dome Open on Saturday, Feb. 23, in the UNI-Dome.
POWER OF PURPLE: FACULTY AND STAFF NIGHT:
UNI's Athletic Department invites all faculty, staff, family and friends to the UNI vs. Creighton women's basketball game at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in McLeod Center. Tickets will be $2 when you show your university ID.
MOVIE NIGHT AT THE CME: 'MALCOLM X':
In celebration of Black History Month, the CME is hosting a screening of the movie "Malcolm X" from 6 to 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in the CME (MAU 109). It's a biopic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, directed by Spike Lee and starring Denzel Washington and Angela Bassett. Free pop and popcorn will be provided. For more information, contact Lydia Roberts at email@example.com or 3-2250.
EARTH FROM SPACE OPENING RECEPTION:
Join special guest Andrew Johnston of the National Air and Space Museum, curator of the exhibit and author of "Earth from Space" as he discusses the exhibit at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, at the University Museum. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/museum.
INTERNSHIPS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.:
Students interested in a summer or fall internship in our nation's capital can do so through The Washington Center (TWC). There are opportunities for all majors and many scholarships are available. A TWC representative will describe the opportunity and how to apply from 4 to 4:50 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, in CBB 121. Faculty are welcome to attend. The TWC representative can also speak from five to 45 minutes in classes. For more information, contact Al Stamberg, Cooperative Education/Internship Program, at 3-6398.
'WHY CHRISTIANS SHOULD CARE ABOUT CREATION':
The Rev. Robert L. Grant of St. Ambrose University, Davenport, will discuss "Why Christians Should Care About Creation" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, at St. Stephen Catholic Student Center. Grant holds a Ph.D. in environmental ethics and is the author of "A Case Study in Thomistic Environmental Ethics." Presented by the Catholic Student Association.
GOVERNMENT LEADERS SPEAK ON LEADERSHIP:
The "Leaders on Leadership" series presents three government leaders from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday Feb. 21, in the SEC 252. Speakers are Patricia Harper, former senator in the Iowa Legislature; Andrew Morse, president of NISG; and Leon Mosley, co-chair, Republican Party of Iowa. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898, Margaret Corson at 3-2332, or firstname.lastname@example.org (put "leader panel" in subject line).
DRINK THINK: A PERSONAL APPROACH TO ALCOHOL:
Nationally acclaimed speaker Rick Barnes is coming to UNI to present "Drink Think: A Personal Approach to Alcohol," from 8 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by UNI's Alpha Xi Delta, NISG, Department of Residence, and University Health Services.
PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:
At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in SRL 115, Gregory Bruess, associate professor of history, will present "A Cross-Dressing Nun and a Miracle Working Shrine in Arcadia, Greece: What's the Attraction?" The event is free and open to the public.
FACULTY ARTIST HORN RECITAL:
UNI School of Music Professor Yu-Ting Su, will present a recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL RECITAL WEEKEND:
The UNI Suzuki School will present its bi-annual recital weekend Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/music/suzuki. This event is free and open to the public.
PIANO AND ORGAN FESTIVAL:
The UNI School of Music will present the annual Piano and Organ Festival at 9 a.m., Monday, Feb. 25, in the GBPAC Davis and Jebe Halls. Coordinated by UNI School of Music Professors Robin Guy and Kui-Im Lee, this event is free and open to the public.
'THE MAGIC FLUTE':
Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet will perform its full-length dance production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "The Magic Flute" at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, in the GBPAC. Choreography is by Mark Godden, whose first full-length ballet, "Dracula," drew international acclaim. Godden and his creative team used Mozart's beloved music to concoct a magical ballet spectacle -- part classical ballet and part Monty Python -- designed to appeal to all ages. For tickets, or for more information, call 3-4TIX, or visit http://www.gbpac.com. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount with a valid student ID.
KUNI'S LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE PRESENTS THE NADAS:
The Nadas will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. The Nadas have sold more than 75,000 albums through their own Authentic Records. "Listen through the Static" is their fifth studio album and seventh overall. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
DIRECTOR/DESIGNERS' PRESENTATION FOR 'DEATH OF A SALESMAN':
Theatre UNI will host a Director/Designers' Presentation for the special alumni production of "Death of a Salesman" at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Join guest director Larry Paulsen and the team of professional designers as they share their vision for bringing this American classic to life on the Strayer-Wood stage in April. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.theatreuni.com.
GUEST ARTIST PIANO RECITAL:
Guest Artist Irina Avramkova, piano, will visit the UNI School of Music for a recital performance at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
BLOOD LIPID PROFILE (BCP) SCREENING:
Blood lipid profile (BCP) screening will take place from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the WRC Main Corridor. Blood is drawn to test for 23 components including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, blood sugar, iron, etc. Cost is $20 for BCP; $10 extra for prostate test (PSA); $5 extra for thyroid test (TSH). Pay by cash or check only. To schedule an appointment, call the Wellness Resource Lab at 273-6119. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.
NEED MOTIVATION WITH YOUR WORKOUT?:
Personal trainers are a helpful resource to teach proper form and technique and provide motivation to reach fitness goals. Get inspired and enjoy exercising. For more information, contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or email@example.com
TELL YOUR STUDENTS:
PAIR APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED:
The deadline for Peer Academic Advisor in Residence (PAIR) applications and references has been extended to noon, Friday, Feb. 22. Information about the PAIR program is available from www.uni.edu/advising/
MAY TRIP TO NEW YORK - THE CHINESE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE:
The Center for Multicultural Education is sponsoring a trip to New York City, May 15 to 18, to learn about the experience of Chinese Americans and their struggles fighting discriminatory immigration policies. Tour Ellis Island and The Statue of Liberty, Chinatown, museums and more. Airfare, hotel, museum fees and transportation are included in the fee. For more information, check out www.uni.edu/cme, call 3-2250, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CO-OP/INTERNSHIP PROGRAM ORIENTATION MEETINGS:
Students can learn about Cooperative Education by attending a Co-op/Internship Program orientation meeting from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27 or Thursday, Feb. 28, in CBB 109. Students will learn the importance of internships, how to become involved in the Co-op/Internship Program and how to benefit from Career Services.
REACHING FOR THE STARS: A SHOWCASE OF UNI'S DIVERSE TALENT:
Sign up for the Talent Showcase at 7 p.m., Friday, March 7, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Applications are accepted for individual and group performances and are due Feb. 27. Application materials and rules can be found at http://www.uni.edu/cme. For more information, contact Bobbi-Jo Guenther at 3-2250 or email@example.com.
SPRING CAREER FAIR:
The spring career fair will take place from 10 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the UNI-Dome. More than 120 employers will be there to talk with UNI students/alumni about internships and full-time jobs. Some will schedule for the Spring Interview Day on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Fair information, employers participating, and the majors they're seeking are available at http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/events/career/careerfair/spring.html. Sponsored by UNI Career Services, 214 East Bartlett, 3-6857.
HELP PLAN WEEKEND CAMPUS ACTIVITIES AND GET A FREE LUNCH:
Do you have ideas about what should happen on campus during the weekends? If yes, there's a free lunch for you. Come to a session at noon, either Monday, Feb. 25, or Thursday, Feb. 28, in the College Eye Room of Maucker Union to share your thoughts on what weekend living on campus could be. To participate in one of these discussions, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-5888. These sessions are available to all students.
GET HELP PLANNING A SPRING BREAK TRIP:
STA Travel representative will visit UNI on Thursday, Feb. 21. Stop by the info table in the Piazza from
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or attend an info session in the Meditation Room of Maucker Union from 3 to 4 p.m. Get some tips for planning your spring break.
SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS:
The Upward Bound Math and Science Center has four teacher assistant positions open in the areas of mathematics (statistics), chemistry, physics/computer programming and college reading and writing. Applicants should be juniors by the end of the 2007-2008 school year. Teacher assistants work 15 to 17 hours per week at a rate of $10 per hour. Applications are available at http://www.uni.edu/eop/ubms/index.htm or by contacting Latricia Hylton at (319) 433-1261. Applications are due Feb. 29.
LEARN CHINESE (MANDARIN) IN TAIWAN:
The Taiwan-U.S. Summer Scholarship program is available for graduate/undergraduate students interested in learning about Taiwanese culture and studying Mandarin. A monthly stipend of $800 is awarded for two months. This program will take place at National Pingtung University of Education, Taiwan, from June to August. The application deadline is March 8. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Center (Baker 59) at 3-7078 or email@example.com.