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Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008
INVENTORY OF SCHOOL-BASED ACTIVITIES:
President Allen, Provost Lubker and Vice President Hogan have identified a need to develop a broad-based inventory of professional and work-related activities that UNI students, faculty and staff are engaged in with schools in the Greater Cedar Valley. This information will assist in understanding the scope of programs and impact UNI services have on area schools. This information also will be valuable in such processes as re-accreditation and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching community engagement classification for curricular engagement and partnerships. If you are involved in school-based activities complete the form available at: http://uni-mail.org/subscribe/survey?f=129. All responses must be submitted by Friday, Oct. 10. Contact Jan Hanish (3-3526) with questions.
P&S STAFF EXCELLENCE NOMINATIONS:
Nominate P&S employees from UNI who have made outstanding professional contributions during their careers. Staff Excellence Awards are presented annually to P&S employees from Regents institutions. Nominations are strongly encouraged. Complete the nomination form by 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29. Nomination forms are available at MyUNIverse under "current announcements," or at: http://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/surveys/takeSurvey.cgi.
ROD LIBRARY CATALOG TO BE TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE:
The Rod Library catalog, also known as UNISTAR, will move to a new and more powerful server the weekend of Sept. 27-28. During the migration, access to the catalog and some of its services will be unavailable. For more details, visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/libnews/archives/2008/09/rod_library_cat.html.
NAME CHANGE: UNI CONTINUING & DISTANCE EDUCATION:
Continuing Education Credit Programs has been renamed Continuing and Distance Education. The new name emphasizes the office's role in providing degree, endorsement and certificate programs, as well as credit courses and workshops, across Iowa and beyond via the Iowa Communications Network (ICN), Blackboard/WebCT and off-campus instruction. To learn more about distance education opportunities, visit www.uni.edu/continuinged/programs.
UNI LAUNCHES NEW FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN:
The university is launching a new fundraising campaign called "Imagine the Impact" starting with Imagine the Impact Campus Drive 2008. Over the next few months, UNI employees will explain the goals of the campus campaign at various departmental meetings. For more information, contact the UNI Foundation at 3-6078.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS NAMED:
The Office of International Programs (OIP) has appointed Nadia Korobova as assistant director of international programs. Korobova can be reached at 3-7424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 the 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.
THEATRE SEEKING ROCKING CHAIRS:
The Strayer-Wood Theatre needs Bentwood rocking chairs for an upcoming production. If you have an old rocker (any condition acceptable) that you are willing to donate to the theatre, please e-mail email@example.com.
DROP-OFF BOX ADDED IN GILCHRIST:
Faculty and staff needing to drop off materials such as Student Employment approvals can now use a drop box located next to the Financial Aid office secretary in 105 Gilchrist (inside the office to the left). Materials will be routed multiple times per day.
The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost has announced that Christine Twait has accepted the position of assistant provost for sponsored programs effective Sept. 1.
VACATION DONATION PROGRAM:
UNI is offering a vacation donation program for employees affected by the May 25 tornado and June flooding. This program will allow employees to donate unused vacation time to those who have suffered a loss to their home and have exhausted their vacation balances. For complete details, see http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/documents/vac_donate_prog0908.pdf
FREE COMPUTER SUPPLIES:
The Department of Theatre has the following printer ink cartridges/computer supplies available free to any department that can use them: HP 26, 40, 94, and 95, Lexmark 82 and 83, Brother PC-101 and 250 MB zip disks. Call 3-6386.
IOWA MISSION OF MERCY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS:
Volunteers are needed to assist at a free dental clinic on Friday, Oct. 3, and Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. Volunteers are needed for Spanish and Bosnian translation and to serve on patient and volunteer, facility operations, medical, hospitality and education teams. E-mail VolunteerUNI@vccv.org if you are interested.
Merit vacancies are available for viewing at:
Vacancies include information technology specialist and program manager/business technology
Mark Mortenson will present the FISH philosophy made famous by those who run Seattle's Pike Place Fish Market from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, in SEC 252. FISH is an approach to the workplace that generates care, commitment and fun in order to make the workplace a rewarding place to be. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault, at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.
RUSSELL HALL REDEDICATION:
President Allen invites the campus community to join the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, and the UNI Foundation in celebrating the rededication of Russell Hall at 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26. A reception and tour will follow the ceremony. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 3-6144.
DISABILTY SERVICES OPEN HOUSE:
Student Disability Services, in conjunction with the Counseling Center, will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 103 SHC. Attendees will learn about a variety of disabilities and the resources available to help students with disabilities. All are welcome to attend; light refreshments will be provided.
HERITAGE HONOURS AWARD RECEPTION:
The reception will be held at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, in the atrium of the GBPAC. This year's honorees are Ambassador Nancy Powell (Alumni Achievement Award), Carl and Wanda Wehner (Alumni Service Award) and Adrienne Hallett (Young Alumna Award). David R. Mason will be honored as an honorary alumnus. The program is free. RSVPs are requested. For more information, visit www.unialum.org. For more about Pump Up The Purple (Homecoming '08), visit www.uni.edu/homecoming.
The Iowa Venture Capital & Entrepreneurs Conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Polk County Convention Complex, Des Moines. This conference is primarily designed for non-students. Keynote is Mark Charles Thompson, co-author of "Success Built to Last." Breakouts include marketing, idea protection, starting a business, growing a business and others. Free admission and transportation for UNI students. Register by Monday, Sept. 29, at email@example.com or 273-JPEC (5732).
Soccer hosts South Dakota at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, at the CVYSA Complex. The Panthers take on North Dakota at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Mark Messersmith Track and Field Complex.
Softball plays Iowa Central at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24. The team will hold its Purple and Gold scrimmage at 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28. Both games will be at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex.
BECKER MEMORIAL LECTURE:
The 35th Annual Carl Becker Memorial Lecture in History will be presented by David G. Hunter at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Seerley 115. Hunter is the Cottrill-Rolfes Chair of Catholic Studies at the University of Kentucky. The title of his lecture is "Sex, Politics, and Death: Augustine on Evil and Embodiment." The lecture is free and open to the public. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3882
WILSON CHEMISTRY LECTURE:
Richard Zare, chair of the chemistry department at Stanford University, will present "How to Succeed in Research and In Life" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Lantz Auditorium in McCollum Science Hall. A reception will follow. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=3878
LECTURE ON CITIZENSHIP IN POST-CONFLICT NORTHERN IRELAND:
Professor R. Allen Hays will present "Citizenship in Post-Conflict Northern Ireland" at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30, in Seerley 115. Hays' lecture will be based on his research as a Fulbright Scholar at Queens University in Belfast. Sponsors: Public Policy, Center for International Peace and Security Studies, and the American Democracy Project
SAVE THE DATE:
Ronald Walters, professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland, will speak regarding the upcoming election at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in Lantz Auditorium, McCollum Science Hall, Room. 137. Go to www.uni.edu/cme for more details.
SWEENEY TODD AT THE GBPAC:
See "Sweeney Todd" at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the GBPAC. In 2006, this musical won two Tony Awards and four Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical. The legendary demon barber, hell-bent on revenge, takes up with his enterprising neighbor in a plot to slice their way through England’s upper crust.
LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Small Potatoes will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29, in KUNI'S studio on the third-floor of the CAC. See Small Potatoes and hear two great voices, some fine guitar playing, and tin whistle, flute, mandolin, bodhran and other percussion toys. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.
ALL-STATE PREP WORKSHOPS:
The UNI School of Music will present its annual hands-on workshops for high school student instrumentalists preparing for All-State competition at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28. This event is free and open to the public, but does require registration. To register, please visit www.uni.edu/music or call 3-2025.
SIGN UP FOR FITNESS AND LEISURE CLASSES:
It's not too late to start a personal fitness plan. Many classes are still available. Choose from step, kick and spin, hydro-fit or indoor cycling for a cardio workout, or absolutely muscle, strength conditioning or yoga to tone muscles. Check out www.uni.edu/wellrec for classes still open.
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