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Tuesday, April 8, 2008
KANGAS NAMED UNI DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS:
Christie Kangas has been named UNI director of admissions. Kangas currently is director of undergraduate admission at Texas State University-San Marcos. She will assume her new duties at UNI on May 15. See full news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3559
NEW IT TASK FORCE ESTABLISHED:
President Allen has established an Information Technology Task Force to evaluate the current state of IT at UNI in the context of IT needs of faculty, staff and students. The process will be inclusive and collaborative, engaging key constituent groups as well as the broader campus community. The task force will provide a summary report and recommendations to the president by Oct. 30. Committee members are: Belle Cowden, Michael Hager, Mark Jastorff, Shashi Kaparthi, Marty Mark, Marilyn Mercado, Steve Moon, Rick Seeley, Ramanathan Sugumaran, Eugene Wallingford (chair), and Jennifer Younie.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SHUTTLE-SERVICE INPUT:
Construction on UNI's new parking deck will begin in May. As a result, students, faculty and staff who normally park on the north side of campus will need to park elsewhere. In August, a new shuttle service will begin to take people from the major outlying parking lots to stops around campus. Facilities Services will host a series of focus groups this month to test ideas about shuttle-service, routes and other related issues. Volunteers are needed to participate in informal input sessions. To volunteer, contact email@example.com
UPDATE ON PROPOSAL FOR STATE SCHOOL FOR TEACHING INNOVATIONS:
Senate File 2307 which addresses the creation of a state school for teaching innovations, curriculum and research in classrooms for pre-K through 12 students passed out of the Iowa House of Representatives. The File will now go to the Governor. The proposed location is Malcolm Price Laboratory School. The File proposes two committees to study implementation and budget the proposed school. Under the proposal, the committees would deliver a report to lawmakers by Jan. 15, 2009.
UNI REACCREDITATION PROCESS UNDERWAY:
Every 10 years UNI conducts a self-study in preparation for reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. That process is underway in preparation for a reaccreditation site visit in spring 2011. Preparing institutional reaccreditation requires support and assistance from all programs and units on campus. A steering committee of faculty and staff is coordinating this process and will seek suggestions and feedback every step of the way. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/accreditation/.
NOMINATE STUDENTS FOR MENTORING PROGRAM:
UNI's MentorMe program is seeking student participants for 2008-09. This program, offered through the Student Leadership Center at Maucker Union, enables rising junior and senior students to have a Cedar Valley community or business leader as a mentor for the academic year. Participants can gain valuable professional development and leadership skills to enhance their classroom learning. Students are matched with mentors based on their individual interests and career goals. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students for this program. Please forward the names of potential student participants to Jeff Ramsey (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, April 11. For more information, contact the Student Leadership Center at 3-7422.
ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS FORUMS:
The candidates for the position of assistant vice president for marketing and public relations will be on campus for public presentations on the following dates: Wednesday, April 9, in the State College Room in Maucker Union, Scott Ketelsen, University of Iowa; and Monday, April 14, in the Center for Multicultural Education, James O'Connor, UNI. The presentations are from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and will be open to the campus community and the public. Candidates will speak for 15 to 20 minutes, followed by a question and answer session. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/pubrel/search/.
UNI IN THE NEWS:
UNI'S math education partnership was noted in a recent Des Moines Register story:
Art Cox, College of Business, was quoted in the Des Moines Register, April 5.
DIRECTIONS FOR SELP-SUPPORT FUND BUDGET WORKSHEETS:
Beginning this year Self-Support Fund Budget Worksheets will be completed electronically with a new budget tool. Directions for Creating Batches of SSF Worksheets are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/documents/creating_batches_for_ssf_wkshts.pdf.
NEW UNI ADMISSIONS PROGRAM TARGETS TRANSFER STUDENTS:
In March, UNI and North Iowa Area Community College joined forces to make it more convenient for NIACC students who want to earn a bachelor's degree to transfer to UNI. This new program is called the UNI Admissions Partnership Program. See news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3490
NU HIGH SCORES HIGH RATINGS:
Price Lab School was mentioned in an article in Sunday's Des Moines Register for high school rigor and student achievement. The Register's analysis showed Northern University High School grads in the top 10-percent of schools for overall college GPA and second for college GPA in difficult classes. The full article (without images) can be viewed at http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008803300328.
SMOTHERS NAMED APP ADVISER:
The Office of Academic Advising is the point of contact for transfer students participating in the UNI Admissions Partnership Program, announced at NIACC in March. Tony Smothers is APP Transfer Relations Adviser. Smothers has 15 years of experience in higher education and a broad perspective on transfer and transition issues. He is contacting UNI departments to discuss transfer advising guidelines and will facilitate communications with participating transfer students. Departments planning to travel to NIACC should contact Smothers for information and support.
GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK:
Student Employee Appreciation Week is April 14-19. Gift certificates redeemable at campus convenience stores, food carts or restaurants are available in any amount at Chats in Maucker Union, 23rd Street Market in the Commons and Biscotti's in Redeker Center. Departments ordering more than five gift certificates or purchasing Chats cookie and soft drink coupons ($1.69, minimum five), should contact Pat Beck at email@example.com.
COLD-CARE PACKAGES AT ESSENTIALS:
Got the sniffles? Runny nose? Sore throat? Cold-care packages are available at Essentials in Maucker Union. Packages include apple juice, Tylenol, Dayquil, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, cough drops and chicken noodle soup for $10. Packages can be charged to your U-Bill.
TOASTED SANDWICHES AT 23RD ST. MARKET:
Toasted sub sandwiches are now available at the Red Hat Deli at 23rd Street Market, located in the Commons. This is in response to customer requests for this option.
FREE DELL DESKTOP COMPUTERS OFFERED:
Although these machines are slightly older (3-5years old) technology they may be able to replace even older equipment to provide valuable access and service for students at various locations throughout campus. These 166 machines were purchased with Student Computer Fee budget funding; therefore, preference will be given to placing units where they will provide the most direct use by/direct benefit to UNI students. This offer is extended only to campus departments, not student groups or individuals. See details on how to submit your request at http://www.uni.edu/its/us/sccs/OldPCsSpring2008Notice.htm
NEED HELP ANALYZING YOUR DATA?:
The UNI Mathematics Department offers free help for routine data analysis through the Statistical Consulting Lab. Short courses on SAS, SPSS, Minitab and Excel are available. The SCL is available to UNI students, faculty and staff. For more information, visit http://www.cs.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL. To set up an appointment, contact Mark Jacobson at 3-7172 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FACULTY-ONLY INTRO TO ePORTFOLIO WORKSHOP:
ePortfolios are seeing increased use to demonstrate student learning, especially in conjunction with outcomes assessment. To learn about myUNIverseCT Portfolio, UNI’s new ePortfolio system, attend a faculty-only “Intro to ePortfolio” workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. April 18, in StudioIT 2 (ITTC 136). For more information or to register, call 3-2309.
ONLINE ePORTFOLIO WORKSHOP SERIES:
The Office of Academic Assessment and ITS-Educational Technology are co-sponsoring a three-session series of Web workshops on ePortfolios, from 11 a.m. to noon on April 16, 23, and 30. Attend one, two or all three sessions. For more information, including speakers and topics for each session, go to http://www.uni.edu/assessment.
BROWN BAG LUNCH ON NSF EARLY CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM:
The Office of Sponsored Programs will offer a brown bag informational session on the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (Career) Program from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, in the Office of Sponsored Programs conference room (201 East Bartlett). For more information, contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at 3-3217. RSVP to 3-3217 or email@example.com.
HOW TO START A BUSINESS AND WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN:
This workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 12, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required. Call 273-JPEC or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD TRAINING:
The Institutional Review Board will offer training on special research topics Tuesday, April 22. Sessions one (Qualitative) and two (Survey) will be from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. Sessions three (Educational Research) and four (Existing Data) will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Register by April 17 by contacting Anita Kleppe at 3-6148 or email@example.com or visit www.uni.edu/osp/research/policies.htm.
FY'09 SELF-SUPPORT FUND BUDGET WORKSHEETS GO 'ELECTRONIC':
For those who did not see the demonstration of this new functionality at the March MUG meeting or who have additional questions, drop-in sessions will take place at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in SSC Room 2. For more information, contact Mary Prenosil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in the Rod Library for the summer session should do so by Friday, April 11. Application forms are available in the library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.
Internal search only for Director of Research Services, Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). To view the complete job descriptions, visit
EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)
SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH -- BREAK THE SILENCE, JAM FOR PEACE:
Break the Silence, Jam for Peace will take place at 10 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, at the Reverb. Doors open at 9 p.m. Cover is $5, with proceeds benefiting the UNI Survivor's Emergency Assistance Fund. Sponsored by UNI Violence Intervention Services. For a complete listing of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec and click on "Upcoming Events." For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 3-3423.
April 12-19 will be the first-ever UNI Honors Week. The week will be a celebration of academic excellence at UNI and a recognition of the contributions of campus honorary societies and organizations. Visit http://www.uni.edu/honors/honorsweek.pdf for a full schedule of the week's events and a listing of participating organizations. Honors Week is sponsored by NISG, the Office of the Provost, and the University Honors Program.
UNI VOLUNTEER DAY:
UNI Volunteer Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Spend a half hour or hour of your time helping local non-profits. Sponsored by UNI American Humanics and the Cedar Valley Volunteer Center.
UNI CAMPUS MINISTRY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL FACULTY AND STAFF LUNCHEON:
The UNI Campus Ministry Association invites UNI faculty and staff to join members of the association for its annual faculty and staff luncheon at St. Stephen's Catholic Student Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 9. Come and enjoy a hearty lunch and conversation with members of the UNI Campus Ministry Association. Lunch is free and no RSVP is required.
THURSDAZE CARNIVAL NIGHT:
Thursdaze Carnival Night will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight, Thursday, April 10, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Games include jousting, battle cruiser lazer tag, obstacle course and more. Tye-dye your own shirt. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
MORE THAN A CHOICE: LIVING BEYOND THE LIFESTYLE:
More than a Choice, "Living Beyond the Lifestyle" is the UNI GLBTAU's theme for this year's pride week. For a list of Pride Week activities, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_040108.shtml
GAMMA PHI BETA PANCAKE BREAKFAST:
Gamma Phi Beta sorority is hosting a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 12, in St. Stephen's church basement. The money raised will go to Campfire USA to send kids to camp this summer, who would not otherwise be able to attend. Campfire USA helps build strong leaders in young kids. Cost is $6 per plate for pancakes, sausage and juice. Tickets can be bought prior to the event. For more information, contact Ally Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DAY, TAKE BACK THE NIGHT:
SAVE the Day, Take Back the Night will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 15. It starts at the intersection of College and 23rd Streets. The rain location is the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Join this march, rally and reclaiming of spaces where violence has occurred at UNI. Survivors and Advocates Unite – Let’s Take Back the Night. For a complete listing of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec and click on "Upcoming Events." For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 273-3423.
JOURNEY OF FAITH:
St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center invites faculty and staff to join in a formal evening of fellowship, fine dining, music and silent auction. Journey of Faith: Witness a Legacy for UNI Students will take place at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, April 20, at the Holiday Inn University Plaza. Guests of honor are Archbishop Jerome Hanus, OSB, and Archbishop Daniel Kucera, OSB (retired). Cost is $100/plate. Proceeds will benefit current and future UNI students through the ministries of the student center. Attend and/or consider hosting a UNI student. For more information, call Kelly McCormick at 266-9863.
Panther softball hosts Missouri State at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex in a three-game series. The teams will play in a double-header at noon, Saturday, April 12. The teams will play at noon, Sunday, April 13.
SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH -- CLOTHESLINE PROJECT:
The Clothesline Project will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, April 8 and 10, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. This international initiative honors survivors and victims of intimate violence. All are welcome to stop by, view the display, and design a new shirt to give voice to experiences of violence that are often shrouded in silence. Sponsored by: SAVE, Seeds of Hope. For a complete listing of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec and click on "Upcoming Events." For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3-3423.
'BECOMING AMERICAN: THE CHINESE EXPERIENCE':
In honor of Asian American Heritage Month, the CME is screening a three-part PBS documentary, "Becoming American: The Chinese Experience." The series will be shown from noon to 2 p.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, April 9 through 11, at the CME (109 MAU). The documentary series is a story of struggle and triumph, progress and setbacks, discrimination and assimilation of Chinese immigrants. For more information on Asian American Heritage Month, visit http://www.uni.edu/cme or contact Lydia Roberts at email@example.com.
'FEAR NOT: PERSECUTION AND RESISTANCE OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES UNDER THE NAZI REGIME':
This documentary will be shown at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in Seerley 115. It combines first-person descriptions of events with historical footage, photos and eye-witness accounts of the persecution and resistance of Jehovah's Witnesses during the Nazi regime. The film tells about Jehovah’s Witnesses who put the Bible's principles, commandments and prophecies ahead of the Nazi regime laws. Free and open to the public. Presented by the UNI Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program.
SPANISH FILM AND TAPAS NIGHT:
Sigma Delta Pi, the Spanish honor society, is hosting a Spanish film and tapas night at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 13, at the CME (MAU 109). The film is "Pan's Labyrinth," and a variety of Spanish tapas will be served. The event is free, and all are welcome.
FILM AND DISCUSSION SERIES ON RACE CONTINUES:
Part three of the series"The House We Live In" will be shown from 12:30 to 2:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, in the CME (109 MAU). The film examines policies and how they can affect individuals in different ways, often leading to one person benefiting while another is harmed. A discussion will follow the film. For more information visit www.uni.edu/cme.
CRIMINAL LAW EXPERT TO SPEAK AT UNI:
Michael Bohlander, professor of law and co-director of the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at Durham University in the UK, will discuss "Killing Many to Save a Few -- Collateral Civilian Damage or Assassination of Regime Elites?" at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in Sabin Hall 102. For more information, call 3-2786.
SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH -- SELF DEFENSE SEMINAR:
This seminar will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Self-defense awareness expands knowledge of your surroundings and is a great chance to learn moves that could save your life. The purpose of Rape Aggression Defense, the moves being taught, is to train you to defend yourself in dangerous situations. Fun and interactive; dress comfortably. Sponsored by: V-Day Committee, Department of Public Safety. For a complete listing of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec and click on "Upcoming Events." For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3-3423.
ETHICS, PRIVACY AND SECURITY IN SATELLITE IMAGERY AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES:
Alex Oberle, UNI associate professor of geography, will discuss satellite imagery use at 7 p.m., April 10, at the University Museum.
CHANGE LEADERSHIP MODEL:
A session on "Change Leadership" will take place from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 10, in SEC 252. Presenters are Molly Schmidt, manager of training and development at Veridian Credit Union, and Gerri Perreault, director of Leadership Studies at UNI. They will present a change leadership model and discuss the model in terms of how Veridian has integrated leadership training throughout the credit union. Participants also will assess their change leadership in light of the model. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault, 3-6898, or Margaret Corson, 3-2332, or YLA@UNI.edu (put April 10 in subject line).
LECTURE ON RACIAL DISPARITIES:
Ryan King, policy analyst, The Sentencing Project, will discuss "Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System: How America Has Failed to Ensure Equality Under the Law" at 3 p.m., Monday, April 14, in Seerley Hall 212, and at 6 p.m. in the Wilson O. Rideout Center in Payne AME Church in Waterloo. For more information, call 3-2786.
CEDAR VALLEY DISCUSS AND DISCOVER DIVERSITY: READING AND SHARING:
Cedar Valley Discuss and Discover Diversity: Reading and Sharing will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 14, at the UNI Museum. Participants will discuss the novel "Sold" by Patricia McCormick. An ordinary childhood is interrupted when family crops fail and her stepfather sells Lakshmi into childhood prostitution. This YA/Adult novel grew out of McCormick's research into child slavery and prostitution. Participants need not have read the book to attend. For more information, contact email@example.com or 268-0544.
CHILL OUT: CAMPUS SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL WARMING:
A live showing of the webcast "Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming" will take place from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, in Latham 125. This nationwide event, developed by the National Wildlife Federation, will feature inspiring messages from students, faculty and administrators and showcases student-made videos and panel discussions of creative solutions to global warming. For more information, visit http://www.campuschillout.org. Sponsored by the Earth Science Department and Sigma Gamma Epsilon.
GERMAN CORPORATE COMPLICITY IN THE HOLOCAUST:
The UNI Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program presents "From Aryanization to Auschwitz: German Corporate Complicity in the Holocaust" by Peter Hayes, Northwestern University, at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 17, in SEC 244-246. From 1933 to 1945, virtually all of Germany’s leading corporations cooperated with, then became complicit in, the Nazi assault on the Jews. Hayes will use several examples to demonstrate that mundane and "idealistic" justifications, some of them alarmingly familiar to contemporary Americans, propelled corporate collaboration with the Holocaust. This event is free and open to the public.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EXPERT WILL PRESENT WORKSHOP MAY 14:
Eric Fretz, director of Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning at Denver University, will lead workshops on Wednesday, May 14, at UNI. From 9 a.m. to noon he will discuss ideas for integrating civic awareness/community engagement into courses across UNI, and the session from 1 to 4 p.m. will focus on teacher education. RSVP to Gerri Perreault, 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu (put ADP in subject line). Details, including location, will be available later.
SCHOOL OF MUSIC SPRING CONCERTS:
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of trumpet Randy Grabowski, the UNI Trumpet Ensemble will offer a spring concert at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public. Under the direction of conductor Rebecca Burkhardt, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer its spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in the GBPAC Great Hall. The concert will include works by composers Martinez, Beach and Ibert. Instrumental Concerto Competition winner Daniel Valesco, flute, will be featured. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.
JAZZ PANTHERS IN CONCERT:
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of jazz studies Bob Washut, the Jazz Panthers (formerly Jazz Band II) will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI School of Music will host its Choral Invitational, coordinated by UNI School of Music professor and choral conductor Brad Barrett, at 9 a.m., Friday, April 11, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event brings dozens of Iowa high school choral ensembles to UNI. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT:
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Brad Barrett and instructor and conductor Dyan Meyer, the UNI Singers and UNI Women's Chorus will join together to offer a Spotlight Series Concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 11, in the GBPAC Great Hall. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.
THE ALUMNI PROJECT: DEATH OF A SALESMAN:
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Strayer-Wood Theatre, Theatre UNI is presenting "Death of a Salesman," featuring several alumni guest artists. Performances are April 11 through 20. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre or call 3-6381
This high-energy Nashville-based band was named 2005 International Bluegrass Music Association's Entertainers of the Year. Their shows include twin fiddles, Irish step dancing, classic country yodeling and old-time claw hammer in addition to dynamic bluegrass. Cherryholmes will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 12, in the GBPAC. For tickets, or for more information, call 3-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.
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