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Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008
ALERT SYSTEM TO BE TESTED:
A routine test of UNI's emergency notification system, UNI Alert, will take place at approximately 8:50 a.m., Monday, Sept. 15. Please update your emergency contact information at http://www.uni.edu/resources/alert/faq.shtml
STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM VENDOR DEMONSTRATIONS:
UNI will host two vendor demonstrations for the proposed Student Information System in Maucker Union Ballroom. Sungard/Banner will present Sept. 24-26; Oracle/PeopleSoft will present Sept. 29-Oct. 1. For details and the presentation schedule, visit www.uni.edu/sis Functional areas may set up a time (after their scheduled public demonstration) with the vendor to further explore their areas. Functional areas will meet in East Bartlett Room 1. Unscheduled hands-on demonstrations will be held in East Bartlett Room 2. Questions may be directed to Jan.Hanish@uni.edu or call 3-3526.
PRESIDENT'S HIGHER EDUCATION COMMUNITY SERVICE HONOR ROLL:
The university intends to apply for inclusion in this year’s President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service in Washington, D.C. UNI has already received the Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification for both Curricular Engagement and Outreach & Partnerships. In light of that recognition and consistent with President Allen’s priorities, faculty and staff are asked to complete the community service projects inventory at http://www.ir.uni.edu/surveys/communityservice/ by Friday, Sept. 12. If you have questions, contact Shashi Kaparthi, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MILEAGE RATE INCREASE UPDATE:
The university mileage reimbursement rate has increased from 50.5 cents per mile to 58.5 cents per mile for travel occurring on and after Aug. 1. This rate is effective when employees drive their own vehicles 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 $.585 rate. Refer to the Travel Guidelines http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/accounts_payable/tguide.shtml for complete details. Questions on these changes should be directed to Tori.Stafford@uni.edu or 3-2253.
UNI IN THE NEWS:
The Des Moines Register ran a story on the number of top high school students attending Iowa colleges and universities. The story quotes UNI President Ben Allen. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080908/NEWS02/809080328/-1/BUSINESS04
INPUT REGARDING CEDAR FALLS BIKE PLAN:
The Cedar Falls Bike Task Force (with UNI representation) is developing a comprehensive city bike plan. Attend a public meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept.16, in the Lincoln Elementary School and provide input regarding destination routes you desire throughout Cedar Falls. Pilot routes will be from UNI to downtown Cedar Falls. Contact email@example.com for more information.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY PROGRAM:
Do you want to meet a student from a different country? The Culture and Intensive English Program needs non-residential host families for the fall semester students. Host families may invite a student into their homes once per month or as time permits. If you're interested, contact Sally Calcara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOOR REPLACEMENT IN MSH:
The contractor will replace the northeast doors to McCollum Science Hall beginning Wednesday, Sept. 10. The plan is to remove the doors and frames that day and install the new doors and frames on Sept. 11. The contractor plans to do the work in such a way as to allow traffic through these doors during the day. However, everyone who can should plan to use other entrances on those days. The building will be secured the evening of the 10th with a temporary wall. Evening emergency egress will be through the southeast doors. If the new doors cannot be secured the evening of the 11th, the wall will be re-installed. Things should be back to normal some time on the 12th. The doors will eventually be on the electronic access system. If you have questions regarding this matter, call 3-6165.
MARC PRENSKY: DIGITAL NATIVES & IMMIGRANTS
Marc Prensky, internationally acclaimed speaker, writer, educator, and consultant, will speak at SE Polk High School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3. For details, see http://www.aea11.k12.ia.us/news/prensky.html. If you would like to attend, the IMSEP (Iowa Mathematics & Science Education Program) will pay the registration and transportation expenses for the first 12 people (one van’s capacity). Contact Rosemary Jordan, ITS Ed Tech, email@example.com, by Sept. 10 if you would like to attend.
CAMPUS GUESTS CAN USE THE WRC:
WRS welcomes guests to campus. If your department has on-campus guests for one day, up to a full school year, please review the process to arrange for their use of Wellness and Recreation facilities and services at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/user_policy/guests.html.
UPDATING 2008-2009 CAMPUS PHONE BOOK: PERSONAL & OFFICE INFO:
Human Resource Services is updating information for the new UNI Directory. Verify your home and office phone and address information. To verify or change your information, login to: My UNIverse; My Personal Records; Update My Personal Information. Deadline for updates is Thursday, Sept.11. For more information, e-mail HRSfirstname.lastname@example.org.
ADMINISTRATIVE FELLOW ANNOUNCEMENT:
The Administrative Development Program is designed to provide interested faculty with opportunities to broaden their understanding of, and experience in, higher education administration and to diversify administrative leadership on campus. Barbara Cutter, associate professor of history, and Doug Mupasiri, associate professor of mathematics, will serve as part of the Provost's Office administrative team, providing leadership and support for various functions and special projects in Academic Affairs. Cutter and Mupasiri also will be responsible for processing undergraduate student requests.
WANTED: COLORFUL PLASTIC BAGS:
The UNI Metals Studio in the Department of Art needs to collect 1,000 colorful plastic bags to be utilized in an interactive installation, "The Launch," by artist Deb Todd Wheeler in the upcoming exhibition "Body Prop." Plastic bags can be placed in the drop-box outside the Department of Art Office, 104 KAB, or in the Metals Studio, 135 KAB, through Sept. 26. (Please no white or beige bags.) For questions, or pick-up of large quantities of bags, contact Erica Duffy, assistant professor of art, by phone: 3-2252, or e-mail: email@example.com. "Body Prop" will be exhibited in the UNI Gallery of Art, Sept. 29 through Oct. 26.
Merit employment vacancies are available for viewing at:
VACANCIES AT THE P&S LEVEL:
Senior associate athletic director, energy engineer, and facilities engineer. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp
SUPERVISORY AND CONFIDENTIAL MERIT PERSONNEL (SCMP) MEETING:
A Supervisory and Confidential Merit Personnel (SCMP) meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, in CBB 323. Guest speaker will be Linda Gruetzmacher from Business Operations/Payroll. If you have questions for Linda, forward them to Irene Elbert, chair, a few days prior to the meeting.
IRB HUMAN SUBJECTS TRAINING:
“IRB 101: An Introduction to Human Participants Review at UNI” for faculty and staff will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23 (register by Sept. 17), in CME 109 and for graduate students from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 13 (register by Oct. 1). Training certificates will be offered. To register or obtain information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
HUMANITIES IOWA MAJOR GRANT DEADLINE:
The fall deadline for applications to the Humanities Iowa Major Grants program is Wednesday, Oct. 1. If you are interested in applying or would like more information on the Humanities Iowa grant programs, contact Grant Specialist Hillery Oberle at email@example.com or 3-3961.
IOWA ARTS COUNCIL MAJOR GRANTS DEADLINE:
The fall deadline for applications to the Iowa Arts Council Major Grants program is Wednesday, Oct. 1. If you are interested in applying or would like more information on the Iowa Arts Council grant programs, contact Grant Specialist Hillery Oberle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-3961.
NEH GRANTS WEB CONFERENCE:
A Web conference on two new National Endowment for the Humanities grants will take place from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, in Maucker Union, College Eye Room. NEH staff will announce a new program to establish American history courses and will discuss the Teaching Development Fellowships program. Both grants are intended to improve the quality of humanities education in undergraduate institutions. RSVP to Hillery Oberle at email@example.com
TEACH GRANT COUNSELING SESSIONS:
The TEACH Grant program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. The UNI Financial Aid Office has invited TEACH Grant eligible students to attend an Information/Counseling Session at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, or 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11. All sessions will be held in CBB 109. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend to learn more about the TEACH Grant program and be better prepared to share information or resources about this program with students.
NSF GRANTS CONFERENCE:
The National Science Foundation will host a Regional Grants Conference in Omaha, Oct. 20-21. The conference will cover current NSF funding, policies and procedures. To register or for more information, see: http://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=110711&govDel=USNSF_13 If you are interested in attending, please contact Anita Kleppe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-6148.
OFFICE 2007 WORKSHOPS:
ITS-Educational Technology is offering Office 2007 workshops on Word, Excel and PowerPoint. For more information about the Office 2007 workshop schedule or other workshops offered, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml.
GRADUATE COLLEGE BROWN BAG LUNCH:
Otto MacLin, recipient of the 2008-09 UNI Distinguished Scholar Award, will present at the Graduate College's Brown Bag Lecture Series from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, in MSH 001. MacLin researches cognitive and metacognitive aspects of face recognition as well as applied aspects of face recognition such as eyewitness identification. MacLin serves as a psychological consultant on cases involving eyewitness identification and has co-authored books involving cognitive psychology and computer programming for behavioral research. Bring your lunch; coffee and cookies will be provided. If you have questions, contact Machelle at 3-2748.
TICKETS ON SALE FOR JOHN DOMINIC CROSSAN BENEFIT LECTURE:
Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Philosophy & World Religions Scholarship Benefit Lecture, "The Kingdom of God in a Time of Terror: Jesus & the Roman Empire," by renowned historian John Dominic Crossan. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29, in Lang Auditorium. Tickets are $30, and are tax deductible. Call 3-6221, e-mail email@example.com, or stop by Baker 135 for tickets, paying by cash, check or credit card. Students need a ticket, but there is no charge.
TICKETS ON SALE FOR AVP HOT WINTER NIGHTS TOUR:
AVP Hot Winter Nights Tour combines the best of AVP Pro Beach Volleyball action with the California beach lifestyle indoors. The tour brings the top ranked AVP men's and women's players to the McLeod Center on Jan. 31, along with 200 tons of sand. Tickets are available at all UNITix Locations, 3-4TIX or online at www.uni.edu/mcleod
CLOSE-UP ON DIVERSITY: 'AUTHENTICITY AND INCLUSION':
The Center for Multicultural Education and Maucker Union will host "Close-Up on Diversity: Authenticity and Inclusion" series of events, through Sept. 12, including a cultural festival, slam poetry, immigration and diversity panel, film screenings and roundtable discussion, international opportunities fair and international house of coffee. The keynote address, "Authenticity and Politics in Life," will feature Norma T. Hollis, Tuesday, Sept. 9, in Lang Auditorium. For more information visit www.uni.edu/cme or call Athena Clayborne at 3-2250.
UNI TO HOST IOWA ELECTRATHON:
The Center for Energy and Environmental Education will host the Alliant Energy Iowa Electrathon Championship Series on Saturday, Sept. 13. The battery-powered cars will begin competition at 8:45 a.m. in the ITC B parking lot south of University Avenue. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/ceee/electrathon/08cedarfalls.htm or contact Kyle Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Panther Soccer hosts Iowa at the CVYSA Complex at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12. The Panthers will take on IUPUI at noon on Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Mark Messersmith Track and Field Complex.
NATURAL RESOURCE RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT SEMINAR:
Steve John, executive director of the Agricultural Watershed Institute, will present "Support your Local Grass Farmer: Why a Local Bioenergy Movement is Needed and How to Start One," at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, in Room 9, of the Tallgrass Prairie Center. Based in Decatur, Ill., Agricultural Watershed Institute’s mission is to conduct research and educational programs on practices and policies to improve water quality, maintain or restore ecosystem health, and conserve and manage land and water resources in agricultural watersheds. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, outreach coordinator for the Tallgrass Prairie Center, at 3-3828 or e-mail email@example.com.
ETHICS IN THE PRACTICE OF LAW AND OTHER PROFESSIONS:
Explore ethical issues like government lawyers justifying torture, psychologists assisting terrorist interrogations, anthropologists advising military units abroad, physicians assisting capital punishment with an expert. Join constitutional lawyer Jules Lobel from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Towers Seminar Room (upstairs). For more information, contact Philosophy & World Religions Department, 3-6221.
HEAR FROM POET/ESSAYIST JAMES AUTRY:
Poet/essayist James Autry will read and comment on his work at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 18, in CAC 108. Autry was featured in Bill Moyers' 1989 PBS series "The Power of the Word" and 1995 book "The Language of Life." Autry has been on Garrison Keillor's NPR "Writer's Corner" and the focus of a special issue of Kentucky Poetry Review. Autry advocates for the arts and for wise leadership in the corporate world. His recent works include "The Book of Hard Choices" and "Looking Around for God".
CONSTITUTION DAY SPEAKER:
The Constitution Day speaker is Jules Lobel, vice president of the Center for Constitutional Rights and professor of Law at University of Pittsburgh. Lobel will be on campus for three events, one on Sept. 18 and two on Sept. 19. http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_082808.shtml For more information, contact the Philosophy & World Religions Department (3-6221) or Harry Brod (3-2693). For information on Constitution Day planning, contact Gerri Perreault, 3-6898 (YLA@UNI.edu).
SOLO IMPROV COMEDY:
UNI associate professor Doug Shaw and senior Jordan Meyer are teaming up to perform a comedy show, "Doug and Jordan: An Evening of Solo Improv Comedy, Performed by Two People Over the Course of about an Hour." The performance will be at 8:30 p.m. in CAC, Room 108, Friday, Sept. 12. The show will consist of three pieces: "Doctor Shaw Saves the World," an unscripted five-act multimedia play; "Thesis," an unscripted long-form solo improv structure featuring Meyer; and "Flash Challenge," a fast-paced challenge structure featuring both actors.
The Cedar Valley’s best wind players, including music director Jason Weinberger on clarinet, will present an intimate concert of 18th century party music by Mozart. General admission tickets are $12 to this 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14, concert in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Call 3-4849 or wcfsymphony.org.
LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE-ERICA WHEELER:
Erica Wheeler, an award-winning songwriter, will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 15, in KUNI's studio on the third-floor of the CAC. Her music ranges in style from contemporary folk to country and bluegrass. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
ONEREPUBLIC LIVE IN CONCERT:
See OneRepublic live in concert, at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3, in the McLeod Center with special guests The Hush Sound, The Spill Canvas and Augustana. UNI student tickets go on sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 10-12 at all box offices and Maucker Union. Public tickets on sale Sept.13 at all UNITix locations or charge by phone 3-4849 or online at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/unitix/. Tickets for UNI students are $25, and $35 for the general public. Sponsored by Panther Productions.
INTRAMURAL 100/200 MILE RUN/WALK FITNESS CLUB:
Registration starts Monday, Sept. 15, in WRC 161. Pick up a mileage sheet. The entry fee is $15. For a successful completion you will recieve an intramural 100- or 200-mile fitness club T-shirt. For more information, contact the IM office at 3-7262.
WORDS OF WELLNESS NEWSLETTER:
The September Words of Wellness (UNI employee wellness newsletter from Wellness and Recreation Services) is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/UNI_employee_wellness/wow/index.html. The UNI Energy Conservation Committee is now sponsoring a portion of each issue. To receive a printed copy of each issue, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 3-6921, with your name and UNI ID number.
EXPANDED COMPUTER CONSULTING CENTER HOURS:
The CCC has expanded its hours of operation. The hours are: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; and 6 to 10 p.m., Sunday. http://www.uni.edu/its/us/ccc/index.html#hours
DINING ON CAMPUS:
Hansen's Farm Fresh milk and cheese curds, from Hansen's dairy in Hudson, are available at Chats in Maucker Union. New hot breakfast items have been added to the Avanti menu at Prexy's in Maucker Union. Breakfast burritos are available weekdays, 8 to 10 a.m. Wasabi at Prexy's in Maucker Union is offering an Asian noodle bowl (clear broth with vegetables and noodles) Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ask for a sample.
Fresh apples from a local orchard will be featured at Chats and Prexy's throughout the month. Several varieties will be available. Iced tea samples are available this week at Chats in Maucker Union. Check out the Acai smoothie samples. The first Sushi Tuesday of the semester will be Tuesday, Sept. 16. California rolls, veggie cream cheese rolls and tuna rolls will be a featured menu item at Wasabi in Prexy’s in Maucker Union. Each suchi roll is created in Prexy’s kitchen.
TELL YOUR STUDENTS :
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (FMA) MEETING:
There will be an FMA meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in CBB 332. Come learn about opportunities at AEGON. This will be a joint meeting with Rho Epsilon. Please join us afterwards for pizza at the O.P. If you have questions, contact Devin at email@example.com
LAW SCHOOL FORUM:
Twin Cities Law School Forum Representatives from all four Twin Cities law schools -- Minnesota, Hamline, St. Thomas and William Mitchell -- will conduct a forum on law school and the law school application process. It will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, in Sabin 307. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Sponsored by the Daniel Webster Law Society. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FALL CAREER FAIR:
More than 180 organizations and graduate/professional schools will visit about job and internship opportunities as well as continuing education, from 2 to 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 15, in the UNI-Dome. All majors, freshmen through seniors, graduate students and alumni are welcome. For a list of participating organizations and the majors they're seeking, visit http://www.uni.edu/careerservices Sponsored by UNI Career Services.
MEDIATION SEMINAR AND COMPETITION:
Juniors and seniors are invited to participate in a mediation seminar and represent UNI on a mediation team in a two-day competition Sept. 26-27, at Maharishi University of Management. Free round-trip transportation, lodging in Fairfield, Seminar in Mediation taught by nationally recognized Mediator, and place on tournament team. Organizational meeting will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in CBB 127. Contact Heidi Noonan-Day (email@example.com) for information.
SEE THE MILLERS FREE:
See The Millers, at 10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, at the GBPAC in a special performance that is free to UNI students. Finalists in 2006 "America's Got Talent," The Millers is a family that travels the world performing together, sharing the stage with the likes of Alicia Keys, B.B. King, Kanye West, Ziggy Marley and Ricky Skaggs. For more information, visit www.gbpac.com or call 3-4TIX. Co-sponsored by CAB.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one academic year. The Gilman Program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of two-year and four-year public and private institutions from all 50 states. For more information, visit: http://www.iie.org/gilman Deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 7.
AUDITION FOR IMPROV COMEDY TROUPE:
Half-Masted 3.2, UNI's comedy improv troupe, is holding auditions from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 and Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the College Eye room of the Maucker Union. Callbacks will be held the following Friday. For more information, call Shaw at 3-6805.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS:
The Math Center, located in the Academic Learning Center, is seeking tutors in all areas of mathematics up to Calculus I. Ability and experience tutoring students in physics, chemistry, business statistics, math for the biological sciences, analysis for business students and statistics for the life sciences is a plus. Students who have been awarded federal work study are encouraged to apply. Contact Marieta Cardamone at 3-2361 for an application. Completed applications are due by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9.
THE WORD IS...DRINKING:
According to the latest research, 25 percent of college students report academic consequences of their drinking including missing class, falling behind, doing poorly on exams or papers and receiving lower grades. Encourage your students to make healthy choices related to alcohol use. For more information, visit: http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/
All students are welcome to gather in Russell Hall Room 116 and join in the singing of spirituals. Rehearsals are from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sept. 9. Thereafter, rehearsals will be 7 to 8 p.m., every Tuesday. Music and/or lyric sheets will be provided.
STUDENT LEADERSHIP CENTER KICK-OFF:
The Student Leadership Center Kick-Off will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballrooms A & B. Visit www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter to learn more.
This years' RESUMANIA will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Students are encouraged to bring resumes for revision or simply attend this informational session in preparation for the career fair. There will be free food and a grand prize drawing for the students that attend. From 6 to 7 p.m. Aegon representatives will explain what they look for in a resume and interview, and from 7 to 8 p.m. Aegon employees and the Career Services staff will look over resumes and provide feedback. Visit www.uni.edu/careerservices or call 3-6857 with any questions.
INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FAIR:
The Study Abroad Center is hosting its annual International Opportunities Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10. Get information about credit transfer, health concerns, international travel and get your photo taken for a passport. Talk to past participants of the program. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/studyabroad or call Study Abroad Center at 3-7078.
MOCK INTERVIEW & RESUME CRITIQUE WEEK:
Mock interviews and resume critiques will be held on Sept. 9, 10 and 11. Practice with professionals from 14 businesses and organizations to receive feedback on your resume and interview skills. Login to CareerLink at www.uni.edu/careerservices to select the employer(s) and time of your choice. This event is open to all majors, freshmen through graduate students. Deadline for reserving an interview slot is Sept. 5. Contact Laura Wilson in Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
INTERNSHIPS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE:
Internships are available working with U.S. Department of Defense Child Development Centers in Germany, Italy, England, Belgium, Hawaii or Florida for fall 2008 and spring 2009 semesters. Travel, housing and a living stipend are paid. The internship includes 12 credit hours (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 number of days on location). Prior experience working with children is required. To apply, e-mail Susan Edginton at Susan.Edginton@uni.edu. Briefly describe your experiences working with children as well as your educational background. The subject line should say: UNI/OL INTERNSHIP.
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