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Tuesday, March 11, 2008
EVALUATIONS FOR EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & PROVOST:
The three candidates for executive vice president & provost have completed their public presentations. Electronic evaluation forms are available for each candidate on the executive VP/provost search Web site at http://www.uni.edu/provostsearch/
The deadline for receipt of evaluation forms is noon, Friday, March 14.
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS CANDIDATE FORUM:
The final two candidates for the position of director of admissions will be on campus for public presentations on these dates: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, in the CME conference room, Henry Cantu, director, student enrollment services, The University of Texas at San Antonio; and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 13, in the CME conference room, Scott Burke, director of admissions, Clayton State University. Candidates will speak for 15 to 20 minutes, followed by a question and answer session.
Due to system maintenance scheduled for Saturday, March 15, MyUNIverse and HEAT will be unavailable from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The following systems will be unavailable from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, March 16: e-mail (mail will still be received), MyUNIverseCT (formerly WebCT), MyUNIverse, MEMFIS, and many other smaller distributed systems.
PAF (PERSONNEL ACTION FORM) PROCESSING IN MARCH:
As always, PAFs are to be initiated and routed as soon as the department becomes aware of the need. All employees who create or approve PAFs should note the PAF processing deadlines for March are during spring break. PAFs should be created and have all required approvals prior to spring break to meet the March 17/19 deadlines. The payroll cutoff dates for PAF processing may be viewed at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/payroll/cutoffs_deadlines.shtml.
TIMECARDS - SPRING BREAK:
Saturday, March 15 is the pay period cutoff for the March 31 monthly and March 26 biweekly paydays. To be included in these paychecks the timecards for the week ending March 15 must be approved by 10 a.m., Thursday, March 20, which is during spring break. Make sure timecards are submitted and approved to meet the deadlines for these paydays.
KAMYAR ENSHAYAN NEW CEEE DIRECTOR:
Kamyar Enshayan, formerly a research associate at the Center for Energy and Environmental Education, became director of the center March 1. He replaces William Stigliani, who served as CEEE director since the facility's opening in 1996. An engineer by training, Enshayan has served as program manager for the UNI Local Food Project and helped launch the Buy Fresh, Buy Local campaign in northeast Iowa.
THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE ARTS IN IOWA:
A study conducted for the Iowa Arts Council by Sustainable Tourism and Environmental Program (STEP) and the Recreation Research & Service (R2S) at UNI has released its report on the economic impact of the arts in Iowa. More than $347 million of direct and indirect economic impact and creation of 3,480 jobs due to the arts in and around the six targeted counties of Black Hawk, Wapello, Winneshiek, Woodbury, Montgomery and Pottawattamie. The study was designed to test and demonstrate a model for identifying the economic impacts of the arts and arts organizations in Iowa. As a test case, six counties (and 31 adjacent counties) were selected for initial study. The full study can be viewed at http://www.iowaartscouncil.org/publications_&_resources/reports.shtml. For more information, contact Sam Lankford at 3-6840 or email@example.com.
GRADUATE COUNCIL MINUTES:
Minutes from the Feb. 14 Graduate Council are available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/graduatecouncil/gcminutes.aspx.
AUTOMOBILE SAFETY UPDATE:
The UNI Police Department will join forces with more than 320 other Iowa law enforcement agencies in the Special Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP), Thursday through Monday, March 13-17. This campaign will involve 24-hour seat belt enforcement, with special attention given to impaired driving on St. Patrick's Day. Motorists are reminded to designate a sober driver this St. Patty's day. For more information, contact Doug Widen at 3-2712 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COLLECTING USED LAPTOPS FOR NICARAGUAN STUDENTS:
The student organization Muchas Manos Light Work is collecting good used laptops and digital cameras for teaching purposes in Siares, Nicaragua. If you have a usable laptop with Windows software and the battery unit or a digital camera with cords for computer pickup to donate, please drop off at the NISG office in Maucker Union, CBB 261 or in the Management Department office on the second floor of the CBB (Room 231). The units will be taken to Nicaragua with this year's capstone group in early May. Muchas Manos Light Work is a non-profit student organization, so donations are tax deductible. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/~schragec/Muchas_Manos.html.
BLACK HAWK COUNTY GAMING ASSOCIATION GRANTS:
The Black Hawk County Gaming Association is accepting applications for gambling revenue grants for its next funding period. The application deadline is April 1. The BHCGA receives 5.75 percent of the Isle Casino and Hotel's adjusted gross receipts and disburses grants for property tax relief, capital projects and charitable donations in Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chicksaw, Grundy and Tama counties. For more information and the application criteria, contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at 3-3217 or email@example.com
UNI RELAY FOR LIFE:
UNI's Relay for Life will take place Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12. The planning team is looking to involve at least 50 UNI faculty and staff in the event. Relay for Life raises money in the fight against cancer and is one of the largest student-run events at UNI each year. To learn about the many ways to participate, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/relayforlife/faculty_staff.htm. For more information, contact Megan Kirschbaum, team recruitment chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THERAPY ANIMAL DEBATE CONTINUES TO RAGE:
To read about this issue and others concerning higher education and people with disabilities, visit http://www.uni.edu/disability/faculty/responsibilities/FSNewsletter.htm for the Student Disability Services faculty and staff March newsletter.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE AMERICAN RED CROSS:
The Hawkeye Chapter of the American Red Cross needs volunteers for CPR Sunday, March 30, at the WRC. Those who complete two full hours of service will be eligible for a free T-shirt. Volunteers may contact the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at email@example.com for more information regarding this volunteer opportunity and others available.
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.
WebCT WORKSHOPS FOR FACULTY:
Starting Friday, March 14, ITS-Educational Technology is offering four workshops that will show you how to build a course in WebCT CE6. These workshops are for faculty members who are using the current version of WebCT or for those who have never used WebCT before. WebCT allows faculty to create online courseware as a supplement to an existing face-to-face course, or create a course that is completely online. For dates and times, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml To register call 3-2309.
ONLINE SOFTWARE TUTORIALS:
ITS-Educational Technology has just updated its online software tutorials page to include several tutorials on WebCT, Blackboard Portfolio and Office 2007. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/tutorials.shtml.
P & S VACANCIES:
Vacancies at the P&S level include director of athletics. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.
CAMPUS DINING HOURS FOR SPRING BREAK:
LIBRARY HOURS FOR SPRING BREAK:
UNI-DOME OPEN REC:
There will be no open recreation at the UNI-Dome during spring break. http://www.uni.edu/unidome
WRC SPRING BREAK HOURS:
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)
UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society will be selling T-shirts and related items from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, March 11 and 12, in the SEC 2nd Floor Lobby. Proceeds to KDP Education and Service Projects.
SPRING BREAK SURVIVAL PACKAGE:
Essentials in Maucker Union will offer a Spring Break Survival Package from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 11. The package includes a dozen items to survive the trip to your spring break destination. Inside you'll find snacks, gum, chapstick, travel Kleenex and a magazine, all in a decorative bag, for only $12.
On Thursday, March 13, all Cedar Valley small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to a networking event, EntreBash. Enjoy live music, great food, cash bar and a drawing for a new Dell laptop computer. Meet with business experts and receive on-the-spot referrals for assistance with grants, loans, market research and more. This free event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., in the GBPAC and is sponsored by the UNI Regional Business Center MyEntreNet System, Cities of Cedar Falls and Waterloo, and the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance. For more information, call Amy at 236-8123.
16TH ANNUAL TEXTILE AND APPAREL FASHION DESIGN SHOW:
The show will take place at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 29, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Admission is free with general seating. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
CANCER FIGHTING FUNDRAISERS:
The UNI Relay for Life Committee is gearing up for its April 11-12 relay with fundraisers throughout March. When you eat at Fazoli's, 441 East Tower Park Drive in Waterloo, on a Monday in March, 10 percent of your total will benefit the UNI Relay for Life when you present a coupon from the UNI Relay for Life Web site. Eat at Cold Stone Creamery, 6421 University Ave. in Cedar Falls, from 6 to 9 p.m., Monday, March 31, and a portion of your purchase will benefit the UNI Relay for Life. For the Fazoli's coupon and more information on how you can get involved with the UNI Relay for Life, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/relayforlife.
Do you have a unique culture you want to share with the world? Interested in learning about other parts of the world? Enjoy free food samples and entertainment at the World Fair from 4 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 18, at the Amvets. Get involved by sharing a country or cultural display, share an ethnic food dish, and entertain with your cultural talents. The World Fair is hosted by Over the Rainbow, a non-profit in the Cedar Valley, and UNI American Humanics. Admission is free and open to children and adults. For more information, e-mail Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURSDAZE MOVIE: 'I AM LEGEND':
The blockbuster "I Am Legend" will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, March 13, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Starring Will Smith, Alice Braga and Charlie Tahan. Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles to find a cure. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
BBC PLANET EARTH FILM SERIES: 'DEEP OCEAN':
Explore the depths of the planet's oceans and discover some of this mysterious world's most spectacular species at 1:30 and 3 p.m., Saturday, March 15, at the University Museum. One in a series of programs presented in conjunction with the Smithsonian's Earth from Space exhibit now on display. http://www.uni.edu/museum
THE METROPOLITAN OPERA GOES TO THE MOVIES:
Don't miss the chance to enjoy thrilling, world-class opera in HD at the College Square Theatre. Iowa Public Radio is offering discounted ticket vouchers for each opera in the series for $10 each. Vouchers are limited. "Peter Grimes" will be shown Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16. "Tristan and Isolde" will be shown Saturday and Sunday, March 22 and 23. Visit http://www.iowapublicradio.org for more information.
CME LECTURE-DEMONSTRATION AND EXHIBIT:
The CME is celebrating Cesar Chavez's birthday Wednesday, March 26. A lecture and demonstration will be led by artist and UNI graduate Jose Guajardo titled "Interpretations of Murals & Aesthetics in Society," from noon to 1 p.m. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, a reception and dedication of a four-panel wall-sized piece by Guajardo, commissioned by the CME, will be held. The panels focus on the historical experience of Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans and American Indians. In conjunction with the dedication, an exhibition of Guajardo's works, "Aesthetically Me," dealing mainly with the Chicano experience, will be on display from Wednesday evening through Friday afternoon.
CESAR CHAVEZ'S BIRTHDAY -- DOCUMENTARY:
The film, "The Fight In The Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers' Struggle" will be shown at 7 p.m., Monday, March 31, at the CME (109 MAU). Pillows and blankets will be provided. For more information on Cesar Chavez's birthday, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme.
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH PANEL DISCUSSION:
The Festivals and Special Events class is hosting a Women's History Panel at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, in the CME, Room 109B. The panelists will include professors and graduate students from the Women's and Gender Studies Program and other UNI students. The panel will discuss their own life experiences, how women's history has affected the world and current women's issues.
LAST LECTURE SERIES - PALMQUIST:
The Last Lecture Series invites faculty to present a lecture on any topic that is significant and intriguing to them as if it were their last lecture. The series also helps connect students with the central purpose of a college education --the encouragement of intellectual curiosity. Steve Palmquist, instructor in communications studies, delivers his Last Lecture on "Paying Tribute -- an Outpouring of Thanksgiving," at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, in Seerley Hall 115. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board Speakers Committee.
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH - BOOK DISCUSSION:
Join young-adult novelist Leslie Goetsch for a reading and discussion of her novel, "Back Creek," at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, in Baker Hall 161. Set in Virginia, Back Creek is the story of a young girl, Grace Barnett, who struggles to keep her family together in the wake of unexpected events. Sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies, Sigma Tau Delta, and Northern Iowa Student Government.
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH - WOMEN'S VISUAL ARTS:
Join women faculty and students from the Department of Art for a celebration of women’s visual arts in a variety of forms and mediums. The Artists’ Talk begins at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 13, in KAB 111. A reception will follow. The Women Artists Exhibition is located in the Art Department Lobby. Sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies, the Department of Art and College of Humanities and Fine Arts.
SPACIOUS SKIES: EARTH'S WEATHER FROM SPACE:
Craig Johnson, executive director, Iowa Academy of Science, and owner of Weather Briefing, L.C., will discuss weather satellite images and their use, at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 13, at the University Museum. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/museum.
NATURAL RESOURCH RESEARH AND MANAGEMENT SEMINAR:
Diane Debinski, Iowa State University, will discuss "Butterfly Communities in Remnant and Reconstructed Prairies" at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center, Room 9. Debinski will examine the remnant plant and insect communities that remain in highly fragmented prairie landscapes and the development of an understanding of how restoration can best be achieved. Her research addresses questions at the local and landscape level as well as at the individual species and community level. This presentation is last in a series of seminars on natural resource research and management. Sponsored by the Tallgrass Prairie Center. For more information, contact Ryan Welch at 3-3828 or email@example.com.
GUEST ARTIST CELLO RECITAL:
Visiting artist Regina Mushabac, cello, will offer a recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. Having studied at Juilliard and Indiana University and performed extensively throughout the United States and the world, Mushabac currently serves as professor of cello at Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music. This event is free and open to the public.
O.A.R. LIVE IN CONCERT:
O.A.R. live in concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 21, in McLeod Center with special guests Parker House and Theory and The Nadas. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 5, at all UNItix locations or charge by phone 3-4849 or online at www.uni.edu/tickets. Tickets for UNI students are $25 each and $30 for the public.
ADULT SOCCER LEAGUE:
Cedar Valley Adult Soccer and UNI Soccer offer recreational and competitive leagues. A competitive league will be offered for the fitter, more skilled athlete with six Sunday matches starting April 13. To register for the competitive league, visit http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1545267.
A recreational league will be offered for fun and exercise with six Monday evening matches starting April 14. No previous playing experience is required. To register for the recreational league, visit http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1545264.
TELL YOUR STUDENTS:
COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS' IOWA CONFERENCE 2008:
The Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Iowa Conference will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, April 4, in Iowa City. Advance registration is required. Transportation is provided. Free to UNI students. Register at http://www.jpec.org/ceic2008.htm.
GRADUATE ASSISTANT POSITION:
A graduate assistant position is available at the Center for Multicultural Education for fall of 2008 and spring of 2009. Includes tuition scholarship and stipend. Graduate students interested in interviewing should contact Michael Blackwell, director for multicultural education, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-2250. For a job description, visit http://www.uni.edu/coe/elcpe/postsecondaryed/financialsupport/gradassistantships.shtml.
TUTOR-MENTORS NEEDED FOR SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM:
The Upward Bound Math and Science Center is looking for students to be tutor-mentors for the seven-week Summer Enrichment Program. Applicants should have a strong math and science background including the ability to tutor students in upper level math and science courses; be able to enforce rules; be able to relate to high school students. Former TRIO participants are given first priority. No other outside activities are possible during time of employment. Salaries vary from $2,500-$3,000. Visit http://www.uni.edu/eop/ubms for an application and job description. For more information, contact Latricia Hylton at (319) 433-1261 or email@example.com.
STUDENT ADMISSIONS AMBASSADORS (SAA) APPLICATIONS:
Members of UNI Student Admissions Ambassadors (SAA) serve UNI by volunteering to give campus tours, sitting on student panels and participating in special university events. All students interested in applying to become an ambassador must have a GPA of at least 3.0, Panther pride, and an enthusiasm for service. Applications are due Friday, March 28 and can be directed to Deb Gray in the Admissions Office. Students may also send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/admissions/saa/index.html (click on the membership tab, then click application). For more information, contact Nick Hanson at email@example.com or Haylie Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAREER PEER ADVISERS WANTED:
Outgoing, energetic and enthusiastic students are invited to apply for Career Services Peer Adviser positions for 2008-09. Assist students through resume critiques, mock interviews, outreach and workshop presentations. No experience needed, training program provided. Peers are paid $8 per hour and work 10 hours per week. Applications are available at http://www.uni.edu/careerservices and are due by March 17.
THE KOOB FUND INFORMATION SESSIONS:
The Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement Scholarship applications are due April 1. Information sessions will take place at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 26, in the Maucker Union Purple Pen Room. Learn more about applying, what the selection committee is looking for and how to write and complete the application process. Scholarship information can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/outreach/index.shtml. For more information, contact Juli Gassman at 3-2264 or email@example.com.
NISG ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2008-09:
The Northern Iowa Student Government is seeking loyal, motivated, results-oriented students with plenty of free time to fill the following positions in the Executive Branch: directors of administration, public relations, and diversity and student life; webmaster, office manager, and recording secretary. Positions in the Executive Cabinet are chief of staff and directors of the following areas: diversity affairs, residence hall relations, external relations, Greek affairs - interfraternity, Greek affairs - pan-hellenic, campus safety, environmental affairs, and academic affairs. Applications are due by noon, Wednesday, March 26. Apply at
PRACTICUM FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION OR COACHING ENDORSEMENT:
The Upward Bound Math and Science Program is looking for a physical education or exercise science major who needs to complete a practicum for endorsement. This person is needed to develop and implement a physical education and nutrition program for fifty high school students. For more information, contact Latricia Hylton at (319) 433-1261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2008 LEADERSHAPE INSTITUTE:
Ten UNI leaders are needed to attend the 2008 LeaderShape Institute May 29 through June 3. To learn more, attend an information session at 9 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom B; at noon, Friday, March 7, in the Maucker Union College Eye; or at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, in the Maucker Union College Eye. Hear from students who attended last year and learn how to improve your leadership skills. For more information, contact Jeff Ramsey at email@example.com.
SPRING CAREER FAIR NEW DATE:
The Spring Career Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, in the UNI-Dome. More than 125 employers will talk with students/alumni about internships and full-time jobs. More than 20 employers will participate in the Interview Day on Thursday, March 13. For a list of employers and the majors they're seeking, visit http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/events/career/careerfair/spring.html. Sponsored by UNI Career Services, 214 East Bartlett, 3-6857.
APPLY FOR STUDY ABROAD AND SAVE MONEY:
Complete your summer or fall 2008 Global Campus application by March 11 and save $500. CEA programs in Paris, Florence, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid and Seville. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office (Baker 59) at 3-7078 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
STUDY ABROAD DEADLINES AND PROMOTIONS:
AIFS International Scholarship has a deadline of March 15 for summer program applicants. Students studying in Cusco, Peru, this summer will receive free airfare, and for fall semester, students going to Paris will receive free airfare. Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors in good academic standing. Students will earn up to six credits. The application deadline is March 15. For more information contact the Study Abroad Office (Baker 59) at 3-7078 or email@example.com.
GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP:
The Gilman International Scholarship is accepting applications from students participating in study abroad programs during fall 2008 or the academic year 2008-09. Award recipients will receive up to $5,000. The deadline is April 15. Apply at http://www.iie.org/gilman. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office (Baker 59) at 3-7078 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHILD CARE GRANTS:
UNI Child Care Grants of $1,000 are available to both undergraduate and graduate students for the 2008-09 academic year. Criteria: Enrolled at least half time as a UNI student working toward a degree or certification, financial need and minimum $500 per semester out-of-pocket child care expenses. File 2008-09 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by mid March. Application instructions are available at http://www.uni.edu/finaid. The deadline is April 1.
UNI RIGHT TO LIFE MEETING:
Want to become a member of a pro-life group dedicated to promoting alternatives to abortion? Join UNI Right to Life. The March meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, in the Purple Pen Room (downstairs in Maucker Union).
STUDY HEALTH IN COSTA RICA:
A new summer program option is available at Veritas University in San José, Costa Rica. This program is designed for students pursuing professions in health care, such as nursing, pre-med, pharmacy or microbiology. No previous Spanish language experience is required. The program focuses on the acquisition of linguistic and cross-cultural skills necessary for effective communication with Spanish-speaking patients. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office (Baker 59) at 3-7078 or email@example.com.
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