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UNI Online is a compilation of notices to be distributed to faculty and staff. The deadline for submission is noon, the day before publication. UNI Online is distributed on Tuesday mornings. Submitted items must be sponsored by a UNI department, program or organization. No commercial or personal announcements are allowed. Announcements must have news, not opinion content. Submit items to: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/

 

 

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

NEWS:

TORNADO RESPONSE:

UNI is working with the Red Cross Hawkeye Chapter and the local county emergency management offices to provide assistance to those affected by the May 25 tornado. Personal hygiene items, bug spray, sunscreen and plastic garbage bags are needed. No clothes, please. These items can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. at Walterman's Implement on Highway 20 in Dike. Due to the recent rains, volunteer help is not requested at this time. UNI will be contacted when volunteers are needed. Details about a coordinated UNI assistance effort will follow as soon as authorities identify needs for volunteer help. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/infosys/tornado/

 
GRADUATE COLLEGE LEADERSHIP CHANGE:

Mike Licari, associate professor of political science, has been appointed interim associate dean of graduate academic affairs in the Graduate College. He is currently serving as chair of the UNI Faculty Senate, and administrative fellow in the Provost's Office. Victoria DeFrancisco, who served as interim associate dean for the past year, will return to the faculty of the Department of Communication Studies, where she has been a professor for 20 years. DeFrancisco had key responsibility for the Carver Graduate Institute and the Task Force on Criteria of Quality Graduate Programs during the year.

 
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS LEADERSHIP CHANGE:

Tim O’Connor will step down from his position as assistant vice president for international programs on June 30 and return to the faculty in the Department of History. Kurt Meredith will assume the position of interim assistant vice president for international affairs, effective July 1. Meredith will work closely with the International Programs and Services Advisory Council, which began meeting in December 2007 and was formed in response to a recommendation of the International Programs Task Force. Members of the International Programs and Services Advisory Council are Meredith (chair), Mohammad Rawwas, Dhirendra Vajpeyi, Cheryl Roberts, Duane Bartak, Ross Schupbach, Philip Plourde, and Penny Beed.

 

G-PERMIT LOTTERY FOR 2008-2009:

Sign up by July 18 to be included in the G parking-permit lottery for the 2008-2009 school year. Written requests should be sent to the Department of Public Safety, mail code 0023. Those eligible to purchase the "G" permit will be chosen the week following this deadline. Persons interested in choosing the 12-month, pre-tax deduction option for their "G" permit fee must be available between July 28 and Aug. 15 to receive notification of their status and purchase the permit, if eligible. There are currently 25 "G" parking spaces in the furthest north row of the Gilchrist A lot.The cost of the G permit for 2008-2009 is $354. For more information, call 3-2710.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

President Ben Allen is quoted in a recent story in The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/31/us/31iowa.html?ref=us

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR IOWA STATE FAIR:

Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to help at the UNI exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 7-17. Shifts are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 to 9 p.m. Two faculty and staff are scheduled per shift to work alongside alumni volunteers. Volunteers will receive free admission and a complimentary UNI shirt. Volunteers are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. To volunteer, or for more information, contact Rebecca Schultze at rebecca.schultze@uni.edu or 3-6488.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS:

ITS-ET, along with the GLOBE and STORM programs, are offering a science and standards-based professional development program this next year, starting with a two-week workshop July 20 through Aug. 1. Applications are now being taken for the IMPACT (IMPacting Achievement with Collaborations and Technology) program. Point teachers you work with to the program Web site: http://www.uni.edu/ietti/impact/about_impact/
For more information, contact Doreen Hayek at doreen.hayek@uni.edu or 3-7300.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN DRAMA FOR TEACHERS:

"A Dramatic, Creative Approach to Classroom Content" will be offered June 16-17 at AEA 267. These sessions will introduce beginning drama skills and teaching strategies along with avenues for connecting drama to other content areas. The workshops will culminate with both enhanced and integrated examples connecting drama to language arts and social studies. Presenter Karen Erickson works with the Kennedy Center’s professional development programs, in addition to serving as executive director of Creative Directions in Chicago. Check out http://www.gbpac.com/outreach/development.shtml or amy.hunzelman@uni.edu for more information.

 

SHELVING CONSTRUCTION AT ROD LIBRARY:

Construction work on the compact shelving on the first floor of the Library will begin June 9. The pre-1980 periodicals with the call numbers of JA 1 R48 through QL 671 A782 and TX 335 A1 through Z 6723 M54 will be offloaded and stored on temporary shelving on the first floor. For assistance in finding a particular volume, contact the MultiService Center.

During July, the pre-1980 compact periodicals with the call numbers QL 671 A782 to TX 335 A1 will be inaccessible. If you will need material from this area during that time please plan accordingly. If articles are needed from this area during that time they may be requested through interlibrary loan. Construction should be completed by the start of the fall semester.

 

ACADEMIC ADVISING ADDS STAFF:

Melissa Iverson, from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, has joined the staff in Academic Advising. Iverson will be the liaison to the College of Education Advising Center, advising new freshmen in Elementary, Early Childhood, Middle-Level majors, as well as new freshmen with majors in the School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services. Melissa also will serve as an adviser in Academic Advising working with programming for new students.

 

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:

The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) was established under the authority of the Clean Water Act in 1972 and is responsible for controlling and regulating point sources of discharge of pollutants to waters within each state to maintain, protect and restore the water quality of streams, lakes and rivers.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has designated UNI as a qualifying site, which requires the university to comply with certain storm water regulations.

For more information about NPDES and UNI permit compliance actions, visit
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/healthsafety/index.shtml

 

HOST HOMES NEEDED FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:

Do you want to see the world but can't travel this summer? Invite the world to your doorstep by hosting a student with the UNI Culture & Intensive English Program's Family and Friends program. Host students do not live with host families but visit them occasionally on the weekends for food and conversation, contributing to a greater understanding of American culture. For more information, contact Sally Calcara scalcara@uni.edu or fill out an application online at www.uni.edu/ciep/activities.html and turn it in to Baker 72.

 

MUG MINUTES AVAILABLE:

Minutes from the May 15 MEMFIS Users Group Meeting are available at http://maple.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/memfis_users/meetingminutes.shtml. The minutes include information about a new online transaction to request early e-mail and Web CT access for new employees, travel reimbursement tips, FY 08 closing schedule information, and a Web ADI update.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED -- BECOME A CONVERSATION PARTNER:

Do you want to see the world this summer but can't travel? Be a conversation partner for an international student. Fifty international students studying English at UNI's Culture and Intensive English Program during June and July need conversation partners to practice speaking for one hour per week. Complete an application form online at www.uni.edu/ciep and turn it in to Baker 72.

 

SUMMER CONFERENCE GUESTS:

The Department of Residence welcomes the following guests to campus: Mid-America Institute of Professional Photographers, June 1-5; UNI Classic Upward Bound Program, June 3-July 21; Freshman Quarterback School Session I, June 9-10; UNI Wheelchair Sports Camp, June 4-7; Senior All-Star Spotlight Track Meet, June 6-7; Summer Orientation Session I, June 9-10; Iowa Leadership Camp, June 9-13; RAISE (Research Avenues for Iowa Science Educators), June 9-Aug. 1.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

2009-10 FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS PROGRAM DEADLINE:

Interested in becoming a Fulbright Scholar? The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals to some 130 countries each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. The application deadline for the 2009-10 program is Aug. 1. To apply or for more information, contact Hillery Oberle in the Office of Sponsored Programs at 3-3961 or hillery.oberle@uni.edu.

 

SUMMER SCHEDULE OF FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS

The schedule of free computer workshops available from ITS-Educational Technology is available at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml.

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include public affairs coordinator, assistant director of planned giving, assistant Men’s Basketball Coach, and project coordinator/Center for Social & Behavioral Research. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

EVENTS (BY CATEGORY)

SPECIAL EVENTS

COME MEET THE NEW A.D. ON JUNE 3:

Come welcome new UNI Director of Athletics Troy Dannen as he is formally introduced to the UNI community, alumni, media and the Cedar Valley at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, in the McLeod Center Alumni Suite. Speakers include UNI President Ben Allen, Greater Cedar Valley Chamber of Commerce President and director of athletics search committee member Bob Justis, and Dannen. The event can be seen live on the Web at http://mm1.uni.edu:8080/1/mp3/athletics/live-ad-announce-2008.ram, which also can be accessed via a link from the UNI home page, www.uni.edu.

 

BENEFIT CONCERT JUNE 3 FOR TORNADO VICTIMS:

UNI and Gallagher-Bluedorn will present a concert to benefit tornado relief efforts Tuesday, June 3, beginning at 7 p.m. at the GBPAC. Scheduled performers include The Blue Band, Checker and the Bluetones, Jason Rich and the Salsa Band. These artists are donating their talent and time for the benefit. Tickets are $15 per person. Free tickets will be given to anyone who has been impacted by the tornado. Those affected just need to call the ticket office to request complimentary tickets. Tickets are available at any UNItix location or by calling 3-4TIX or toll-free 877-549-SHOW.

 

GRAB BREAKFAST AND GALLAGHER-BLUEDORN TICKETS JUNE 4:

Join the Gallagher-Bluedorn on June 4 for free breakfast and lunch, door prize giveaways, and live interviews with Mix 96.1 while you purchase tickets for the 2008-2009 Artist Series. Artists and performances include Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp’s Broadway hit "Movin’ Out," legendary '80s punk rocker Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, innovative and contemporary dance company Ronald K Brown Evidence, and Bobby McFerrin, the creator of "Don’t Worry, Be Happy." Tickets are available to the general public on June 4 and can be purchased in person at the GBPAC ticket office, online through www.gbpac.org, or by calling 3-4TIX (4849).

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM 'HOOT':

Meet some feathered friends and enjoy an owl program, crafts, and outdoor screening of the movie "Hoot" from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m, Saturday, June 21, at the University Museum. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Register by June 17 by calling 3-2188. Cost is $5 per family.

PERFORMING ARTS:

SUMMER BREEZE BENEFIT CONCERT:

Come and enjoy an evening's musical offering of Negro spirituals, art songs, melodies from Gershwin’s "Porgy and Bess," and string pieces offered by Brazilian twins Walter and Wagner Caldas. This fundraiser will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 5, in the GBPAC McElroy Lobby. Proceeds will benefit The George Walker Society of Music. For more information, contact Celeste Bembry at celeste.bembry@uni.edu.

 

THE UNDERPANTS:

Theatre UNI presents Steve Martin's adaptation of this hilarious German comedy of sexual politics, ambition and desire, at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 8, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Ticket prices are $12 regular, $10 students. Call 3-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre

 

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

CANOES FOR RENT:

UNI Outdoors has canoes and other outdoor recreation equipment available for rent at an affordable price. Summer hours are noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 3-7163 to make reservations.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

INTERNSHIPS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE:

Internships are available working with the U.S Department of Defense Child Development Centers in Germany, Italy, England, Belgium, Hawaii or Key West for the fall or spring semester. Travel, housing and a living stipend are paid. The internship also includes 12 credits (undergraduate or graduate) from UNI. Students are eligible to apply for an education award of up to $2,300 from AmeriCorps*ProCorps (award is prorated based on participation).

To apply, e-mail Susan Edginton at Susan.Edginton@uni.edu. Briefly describe your experiences in working with children as well as your educational background. The subject line should say EUROPE INTERNSHIP.

 

ATTEND INTERNATIONAL SUMMER INSTITUTE IN SOUTH KOREA:

Seoul National University in Korea is hosting its second International Summer Institute from June 23 to Aug. 1. The application process is ongoing because the organizers are looking for more participants. They are offering scholarships to students interested in East Asian or Korean studies. Contact Yana Cornish at yana.cornish@uni.edu for more information.

 

 

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