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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

NEWS:

EXECUTIVE VP & PROVOST SEARCH COMMITTEE NAMED:

President Allen has appointed a committee to conduct a national search for the position executive vice president and provost. Catherine Palczewski, professor of communication studies, will serve as committee chair. The committee will hold its first meeting soon. See the committee list at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_042208.shtml

 

UNI ALERT SYSTEM TEST -- APRIL 24

UNI will test the UNI Alert System at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 24. Test voice and text messages will be sent via telephone and e-mail. A reminder, push the "send calls" button on your office phone if you'll be out of your office for more than a few minutes. This helps speed delivery of emergency messages. If you haven't already done so, please confirm your emergency contact information at http://www.uni.edu/resources/alert/faq.shtml

 

GUIDELINES FOR GRANTS AND CONTRACTS INCENTIVE FUNDS PROGRAM:

Changes were made this past fall to the UNI Grants and Contracts Incentive Funds Program and announced on campus. The purpose of the UNI Grants and Contracts Incentive Funds Program is to encourage faculty, P&S staff, colleges, departments and other administrative units to actively seek externally funded projects. The program provides financial support to those administrative units and principal/co-investigators or project directors/co-directors who successfully obtain sponsored-project funding. The revised guidelines for the Grants and Contracts Incentive Funds, including their distribution, can be found at www.uni.edu/osp.

 

INPUT REQUESTED FOR DISABLED ACCESS ON CAMPUS:

The UNI Coordinating Committee for Disability Accommodations is gathering information and ideas for enhanced accessibility (facilities and services) for persons with disabilities. Submit your concerns and recommendations (short and long-term projects) to http://www.uni.edu/ccda/feedback.shtml. A number of recommendations have already been implemented. Suggestions made in earlier years need not be re-submitted. The committee has and continues to review items submitted in previous surveys.

 

TWELVE MONTH PAY OPTION:

Faculty may be paid for their continuing non-temporary academic year appointment in 10 or 12 equal installments beginning with the Aug. 29 or July 31 payroll respectively. Faculty members who would like to change their salary payments from 10 to 12 months, or vice versa, must complete a Pay Frequency Change form available in the Forms Repository at https://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml#P. The completed form must be received in Payroll, mail code 0008, by May 15. Questions may be directed to Tresa Habinck at tresa.habinck@uni.edu or 3-6425 in Payroll.

 

FOUNDATION ACCOUNTING RELOCATING:

Effective Wednesday, April 23, the Foundation Accounting Office will relocate one block north, to 1223 West 22nd St. Throughout the entire week, office staff may not be accessible by e-mail but all phone lines will remain the same and will work.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran a story about Jeff Copeland, head, English language & literature, and the purchase that led to the writing of his book, "Inman's War." http://tinyurl.com/3qbwxo

Omaha TV station KPTM covered Gov. Culver's signing of the legislation to expand teacher research at UNI

http://www.kptm.com/Global/story.asp?S=8198126&nav=menu606_2

 

SUMMER RESERVE READING LISTS:

Faculty who wish to place items on reserve for the 2008 summer session should submit their list to the Rod Library reserve desk by May 5. Any requests received after this date cannot be guaranteed to be available for the first week of classes. Reserve lists can be submitted at http://www.uni.edu/library/reserverequest/.

 

RESERVE REINSTATEMENT LISTS:

Faculty who wish to keep their same items on reserve for the 2008 summer semester from spring 2008 should submit their request to the Rod Library reserve desk by May 2. Requests can be submitted electronically at http://www.uni.edu/library/reinstatement/.

 

STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM SURVEY:

Workshops and data gathering for potential requirements for a new Student Information System have been completed. A survey has been distributed to evaluate requirements and receive feedback. Selected individuals will receive a direct e-mail with survey instructions. Others may access survey information at http://www.uni.edu/sis. The survey must be completed no later than 5 p.m., Friday, May 2. For more information, contact jan.hanish@uni.edu or call 3-3526.

 

UPDATE TO MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT RATES EFFECTIVE MARCH 19:

The university mileage reimbursement rate will increase from $.485 to $.505 for travel occurring on and after March 19. This rate is effective when an employee drives his or her own vehicle because a motor pool vehicle is not available, the employee is traveling less than 100 miles, or total trip time is less than four hours. The reimbursement rate for driving a personal vehicle when a motor pool vehicle is available remains at 28.5 cents per mile. Reimbursement for non UNI employees and students is at the discretion of the account manager, but may not exceed the $.505 rate. For more information, contact tori.stafford@uni.edu or 3-2253. http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/accounts_payable/tguide.shtml

 

ANNUAL GRADUATE FACULTY MEETING:

"Faculty Visions of Quality Graduate Education" is the theme of this year's Annual Graduate Faculty Meeting which will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24, in Seerley 115. A reception will follow in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. All graduate faculty are encouraged to attend. Annual university faculty awards and graduate student research awards will be presented, followed by brief task-force reports from the graduate council. A panel of graduate faculty from across disciplines will initiate discussion of "Quality Graduate Education." For more information contact the Graduate College at 3-2748 or defrancisco@uni.edu.

 

DISCOLORED WATER ON CAMPUS:

Testing of all fire hydrants on campus is scheduled now through May 22. All areas of the campus will experience discolored water. Notice will be given to faculty and staff in the buildings in the general test area, however other buildings could be affected.

 

CAMP MULTIMEDIA LAUNCHED AT UNI:

UNI will host Camp Multimedia, a week-long multimedia camp for high school students, June 9 through 14. Drawing on experts from across the country and the Cedar Valley, Camp Multimedia will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and will use the advanced media lab facilities in Lang Hall. For more information, visit http://www.campmultimedia.com.

 

SUMMER 2008 ONLINE COURSE REQUESTS:

UNI faculty using My UNIverseCT (WebCT) for the summer semester and who have not requested an online course should submit their requests using the Web form located at http://elearning.uni.edu/forms/course_request.html. Summer courses will be populated with students May 5.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

BLACKBOARD PRODUCT ROADMAP:

Representatives from Blackboard will present an overview of the product roadmap, strategy and the next generation of the WebCT/Blackboard product used at UNI from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in the ITTC 134.

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH:

The Office of Sponsored Programs will host an "Introduction to the National Institutes of Health" Web conference from 1 to 2:20 p.m., Thursday, April 24, in StudioIT 1 (ITTC 134). This introduction to NIH funding opportunities will lead participants through NIH's funding strategies, grant mechanisms, peer review, institutes and centers and methods of soliciting proposals. Two different campus viewpoints on writing proposals to NIH will be featured. RSVP to 3-3217 or osp@uni.edu.

 

EMPLOYMENT:

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include child development specialist. To view complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

 

MERIT VACANCIES:

Merit Vacancies are available for viewing at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.shtml.

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS

EARTH DAY EVENTS:

Come "Get your Green On" at UNI Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be interactive displays, bike tune-ups, paper-making workshops at 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m., a 5K run/walk at 1 p.m., free hot dogs (limited supply) and much more. If you bring one pound of recyclable plastic, aluminum, or paper, you will receive a free "Get Your Green On" T-shirt while supplies last. For more information and to register for the 5K or paper workshop, visit www.rrttc.com If you have questions, contact Jenny Bruss at jennifer.bruss@uni.edu.

 

Green Project UNI is showing three films in celebration of Earth Day at various times and places this week. "King Corn" will be shown at 9 p.m., Monday April 21, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. "Ferngully: The Last Rainforest" will be shown at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, in the Lantz Auditorium, MSH. "Kilowatt Ours" will be shown at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in Sabin 102. For more information, visit Green Project UNI's Google Groups Forum at
http://groups.google.com/group/greenprojectuni?lnk=oa.

 

SIGMA GAMMA EPSILON ROCK AND MINERAL SALE:

Celebrate Earth Day by owning a piece of the earth. Sigma Gamma Epsilon is hosting its annual rock and mineral sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, in Maucker Union (across from Chats.) Featured items include rock and mineral kits, hand-carved arrowheads, geodes, tiger's eye and rosettes.

 

T-SHIRT SALE AT EARTH DAY CELEBRATION:

UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society will sell environment related T-shirts, buttons and bumper stickers at the Earth Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, Maucker Union.

 

UNI HEALTH PROMOTION RAFFLE:

Would you like a football autographed by the 2007 Panthers to commemorate the great season? UNI health promotion majors are selling raffle tickets to win one. Tickets are $1 and are available from noon to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 24, near Chats in Maucker Union. The winner will be announced at half time of the spring football game on Saturday, April 26. Winner need not be present to win. All proceeds benefit the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. For more information, contact Susan Roberts-Dobie at susan.dobie@uni.edu.

 

FOODSTOCK: WILL YOU ROCK FOR HUNGER?:

Foodstock, the second annual Northeast Iowa Food Bank benefit concert, will take place at 7 p.m., Friday, April 25, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., admission is $5, and proceeds go to the Food Bank. For more info and band line-ups, check out the facebook group at
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2250709199. Sponsored by KULT 94.5 FM LP and Cedar River Productions.

 

SHANTY TOWN:

Hear speakers from the National Coalition for the Homeless talk about their real life experiences with homelessness from 7 to 8 p.m., Friday, April 25, in Sabin 102. Then head to Lawther Field from 8:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. for a night-long camp out. Build a shelter out of cardboard and compete for awards. Bring friends, play games and learn about homelessness. RSVP to memaba@uni.edu by Thursday, April 24. For more information, e-mail memaba@uni.edu.

 

BOTANICAL CENTER OPEN HOUSE:

The campus community is invited to an open house celebrating the renovations at the Botanical Center, formerly known as the Greenhouse, at 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 28. Tours and refreshments will follow a brief program. RSVP to jane.larson@uni.edu or 3-2566.

 

UNI TV FINAL SHOW:

UNI TV News (Panther News Program) is a 30-minute weekly news program produced by and for UNI students. UNI TV will live broadcast a variety show with audience participation from 2 to 3 p.m., Thursday, May 1, in the performance studio, Lang Hall 046. It also accepts submissions for a video contest, and the winner will be announced at the show. For more information, contact Joyce Chen at chen@uni.edu or visit http://www.panthernews.net.

 

CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION:

Join in the celebration of Cinco de Mayo from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 2, outside of Maucker Union. Enjoy grilled fajitas, beans, chips, dessert and pop for only $5. Music by Las Guitarras de Mexico. Rain site is inside Maucker Union.

 

STURGIS YOUTH THEATRE: 'BEAUTY AND THE BEAST':

The Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, will produce "Beauty & the Beast" as its annual Summer Fun Production. Registration begins May 1 for children entering fourth grade and higher. Creative drama classes are also available for younger children. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis.

 

ATHLETICS:

BASEBALL:

Panther baseball hosts a pair of in-state foes this week, playing Clarke at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, and Iowa at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23. UNI will host Southern Illinois in Missouri Valley Conference action in a three-game series starting at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 25. The series continues at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 26 and at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 27. All games are at Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo.

 

PANTHER FAN FEST:

The UNI Panthers spring football game and Panther Fan Fest will take place Saturday, April 26. UNI's annual spring game will take place at 1:15 p.m., in the UNI-Dome as a part of the Panther Fan Fest. The day will start with the free Kick-off Kids football clinic at 9 a.m., in UNI-Dome for youth in grades two through seven. Beginning at 11:30 a.m. the UNI-Dome parking lots will be open for tailgating and the annual Panther Fan Fest will be held indoors at McLeod Center. There will be inflatable games for the kids, autograph sessions with Panther student-athletes, pictures with T.C., Panther tattoos with the UNI Cheer and Dance Teams and the Iowa Beef Producers will serve ribeye sandwiches. An exhibition match involving the nationally ranked UNI women's rugby team will take at 11:30 a.m. in the UNI-Dome.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

'RESURRECTION IN A BOX: DESIGNING ETERNITY IN A 25TH DYNASTY EGYPTIAN COFFIN':

Egyptologist Cynthia May Sheikholeslami will discuss "Resurrection in a Box: Designing Eternity in a 25th Dynasty Egyptian Coffin" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, in KAB 111. The lecture discusses the belief that the night sun, associated with the god Osiris, passes through the body of the sky goddess Nut to be reborn each dawn, as the sun god Re. The lecture is sponsored by the Florence Hartwig Foundation and presented by the Department of Art.

 

GIDEON YAGO FROM MTV NEWS COMES TO UNI:

Gideon Yago from MTV News will be on campus at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Yago will discuss "They're Doing What? Politics and the Youth Vote." Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board Speakers Committee.

 

 

DECONSTRUCTING A MULTI-MEDIA PRODUCTION OF GUSTAV HOLST'S 'THE PLANETS':

Artist Gary Kelley, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony conductor Jason Weinberger, and digital producer Scott Smith will discuss their experiences integrating Holst’s suite with a large-screen video presentation of Gary Kelley’s paintings in a recent landmark concert. This presentation will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in the GBPAC. Free admission. For more information, visit http://www.garykelleyplanets.com (best viewed in Firefox).

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH: CONSENSUAL CONFECTIONS:

How do you "do" consent? Many struggle with the notion of having to achieve active sexual consent. Attend this panel-led discussion on sexual ethics at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in the CBB 109. Free dessert will be provided. Sponsored by SAVE and Seeds of Hope. For more information, e-mail mark.rowe@uni.edu or call 3-3423.

 

LECTURE ON MAKING LITERATURE MATTER:

James O'Loughlin, assistant professor, English language and literature, has been selected for the 2008 University Book and Supply Award, from CHFA. Rose Lorenz, president, University Book and Supply, and Reinhold Bubser, dean, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, will present the award at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in the CAC 108. O'Loughlin's presentation, "Mix It Up," will focus on teaching strategies designed to make literature matter for a student population living in a media-saturated era. This event is free and open to the public.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

John Johnson, professor of history and interim dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, will discuss "The Supreme Court and Affirmative Action, 1971-2007" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in SRL 115. The event is free and open to the public.

 

GUEST LECTURER MICHAEL BUGEJA:

Michael Bugeja, professor and director of the Greenlee School of Journalism at ISU, will discuss "In Praise of Disengagement" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24, in Seerley 115. His talk will center on the blurring between entertainment and learning and the need for more commitment in preparing students for the serious societal issues they face ahead.

 

IS GOD GREEN?':

Tri Robinson, senior pastor of Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Boise, Idaho, founder of "Let’s Tend the Garden," an environmental stewardship ministry, and author of "Saving God’s Green Earth" will discuss "Is God Green?" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24, in Sabin 102. Sponsored by the Heartland Vineyard Church and co-sponsored by the UNI American Democracy Project, Leadership Studies, and RRTTC. Free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or yla@uni.edu.

PERFORMING ARTS:

SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor S. Daniel Galyen, the Symphonic Band will present a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

BASSOON CONCERT:

UNI School of Music professor of bassoon David Rachor will coordinate a spring concert of bassoon music at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNITUBA CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of tuba Jeffrey Funderburk, the UNITUBA Ensemble will offer a spring recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 24, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI CHAMBER SINGERS CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Brad Barrett, the UNI Chamber Singers will offer a spring concert at 8 p.m., Friday, April 25, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY: BRAVO BROADWAY:

Broadway stars Doug LaBrecque, Debbie Gravitte and Jan Horvath join the W-CF Symphony for Bravo Broadway at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 26, and 2 p.m., Sunday, April 27. Featuring selections from blockbusters like "Cabaret," "Mamma Mia," "Phantom of the Opera" and more, tickets start at $22 for adults and from $11 for students. For more information, call 3-4849 or visit http://wcfsymphony.org.

 

NORTHERN JAZZ SEXTET CONCERT:

UNI School of Music Jazz Division faculty artists and guests will present a concert at 8 p.m., Monday, April 28, in the GBPAC Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE: CAROLYN CRUSO:

Carolyn Cruso, an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and composer, will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, April 28, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

UNI CONCERT CHORALE CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music instructor and conductor Dyan Meyer, the UNI Concert Chorale will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI VARSITY MEN'S GLEE CLUB CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Brad Barrett, the UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, in the GBPAC Great Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

TOMAS KUBINEK AT THE GBPAC:

Tomas Kubinek will perform at the GBPAC at 2 p.m., Saturday May 3. He’s a fool, clown, visual poet, solo performance artist, multi-talented vaudevillian, comic genius and charming huckster. Kubinek has traveled the globe with his exuberant madness, performing mind-boggling miracles and surreal feats. For tickets, or for more information, call 3-4TIX or visit http://www.gbpac.com.

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:

Entries are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in the WRC 101. Limited to the first eight teams to register. There is a fee of $20 per team. The tournament will be single elimination with a consolation bracket or pool play, depending on the number of teams. Play begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 26. Rain date: Sunday, April 27. For more information, contact the IM office at 3-7262. Open to students, faculty and staff.

 

WRS FITNESS AND LEISURE CLASSES:

Challenge yourself to stay healthy all summer long. Fitness classes start May 12. New classes include Tai-Chi, tennis lessons and beginning yoga. Register at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitness/classes.html or in the WRS Office 101.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

DISNEY COLLEGE PROGRAM:

Magic. Money. Experience. The Disney Theme Parks & Resorts College Program at the Walt Disney World® Resort is truly a one-of-a kind experience. The Disney College Program is available in Anaheim, Calif., as well as Orlando, Fla. For more information, visit http://www.disneycollegeprogram.com or contact Laura Wilson at laura.wilson@uni.edu.

 

CAREER EXPLORATION SEMINAR -- AGRICULTURE INDUSTRIES:

Network and gain insight on the agriculture industry by meeting professionals from around the area from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, in CBB 109. Guest speakers will represent Pioneer, Hawkeye Gold LLC, and Five Star Cooperative. Snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Jared Schmit at jschmit@uni.edu.

 

STUDENT PREVIEW PARTY/ICE CREAM SOCIAL:

The GBPAC’s 2008-2009 Artist Series season will be announced in the GBPAC lobby at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 24. Students can enjoy free ice cream and refreshments, win door prizes and get the inside scoop on the 2008-2009 artist series season and order tickets before they go on sale to the general public.


 

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