Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008
PROVOST CANDIDATE FEEDBACK FORMS:
Candidate feedback forms for the executive vice president and provost position are due at 5 p.m., today, Nov. 18. To complete the forms, visit http://www.uni.edu/execvpsearch/.
FINAL FLU SHOT CLINIC:
The final UNI flu-shot clinic of the season will be from 7 to 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Student Health Clinic. Vist http://www.uni.edu/health/ for more details.
CHANGES IN PARKING AROUND THE CONSTRUCTION SITE OF THE MULTI-MODAL FACILITY:
Parking is no longer allowed along the north side of 23rd Street between Campus and Merner. There is no parking on either side of Campus Street between 22nd and 23rd streets and no parking on the west side of Merner between 22nd and 23rd streets. This change is due to safety concerns, snow removal anticipation and heavy construction traffic. These changes will be in effect until construction is complete. For more information, contact
FALL 2008 STUDENT PROFILE AVAILABLE:
The Fall 2008 Student Profile is available from the Office of Institutional Research Web site. This report contains student demographic data about their academic characteristics, programs they are pursuing and how they are progressing and performing. The report is available at http://www.uni.edu/instrsch/facts.shtml. Click 2008 under the Student Profile. To receive a hard copy of the Fall 2008 Student Profile, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Soon UNI will make important decisions about IT: the services it provides, how they are organized, and how they are funded. President Allen's IT Task Force seeks input as it helps the university prepare to make these decisions. Please complete the survey you received from Ron Padavich via e-mail last week.
UNI UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN WRAP-UP:
If you have not yet returned your United Way Campaign materials, pledges may be sent to either Cliff Chancey, UNI campaign chair, mail code 0150, or Vicki Grimes, vice chair, mail code 0392, through Friday, Nov. 21.
READING CLINIC NAME CHANGE:
The Reading Clinic located in Schindler Education Center has changed its name to the Literacy Education Office. The office location is SEC 142 and phone number is 3-2698.
IMSEP PROJECT PROPOSALS:
The Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership (IMSEP), a collaborative program of Iowa's three public universities, is inviting proposals for science and mathematics education projects supportive of IMSEP goals and objectives. The call for proposals, including proposal guidelines, is available online at http://www.iowamathscience.org/competitivegrants.shtml. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, Dec. 31. Questions about this program should be directed to Kari Jastorff, IMSEP program manager, 3-2959 or email@example.com.
UNI IN THE NEWS:
B. Keith Crew, sociology, anthropology and criminology department, was quoted in The New York Times.
EUNICE A. DELL AWARD:
In honor of Eunice Dell, the Division of Administration and Finance has established the Eunice A. Dell Award to recognize division employees who truly are making a difference, just as Dell did in her 30-plus years of service to UNI and in the community. To nominate an administration and finance employee or for more information, visit www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Dec. 12. The first award will be announced at the administration and finance division luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 27.
ADOPT-A-FAMILY -- BLACK HAWK ELEMENTARY:
UNI's Partner in Education school is Black Hawk Elementary. The school has several families that will participate in the Adopt-A-Family program that allows community members to provide families with gifts for the holidays. If you, your department or student organization is interested in adopting a family, please contact Stacey Christensen by Thursday, Nov. 20, by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 3-3170. Those wishing to volunteer will receive more information about the families and their wish lists.
SUE FOLLON EXEMPLARY SERVICE AWARD NOMINATIONS:
Students and staff across the university are encouraged to recognize the exemplary performance of Student Affairs staff by nominating them for the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. Information about the nomination process may be found at http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/docs/FollonExemplaryService2009.doc. Submission deadline is Monday, Dec. 1.
FALL 2008 ET NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE:
ITS-Educational Technology's Fall ‘08 newsletter is now available. Learn about new technologies available at UNI as well as services and special events available to faculty, staff and students. TLT may be accessed at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/newsletter.
UNI EDUCATION FACTS:
Did you know UNI places more than 500 student teachers in 60 Iowa counties? That translates to 400 new teacher every year. Celebrate American Education Week Nov. 16-22.
LEGAL SERVICES MUST BE PREAPPROVED TO BE PAID:
According to Iowa law and Board of Regents, State of Iowa, policy, UNI departments are required to get preapproval before contracting for legal services. Contact University Counsel Tim McKenna to start the process. The Board of Regents expects that outside counsel be from within the state of Iowa whenever practical. Going forward, the Office of Business Operations will work with University Counsel to ensure preapproval has been obtained before issuing payment for legal services. Questions can be directed to McKenna at 3-3241 or Tori Stafford at 3-2253. The specific Regents requirement is referred to in paragraph A.2 of the purchasing policy: http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Policies/Chapter%207/chapter7.06.htm.
THANKSGIVING MEAL AT WASABI:
Enjoy a Thanksgiving meal Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 18 and 19, at Wasabi in Prexy’s at Maucker Union. A traditional menu with turkey and side dishes plus pumpkin pie will be offered. Bring the coupon from the Nov. 18 Northern Iowan and receive a free cranberry apple crisp dessert. Print a coupon from www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening: On campus retail dining promotions: Nov. 18-19 coupon.
UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN PRIZE WINNERS:
Recipients of the prize drawings for this year's UNI United Way Campaign, "LIVE UNITED," are Elaine Robinson, mathematics, gift card for three dozen cookies from Biscottis; Keith Welch, library, two tickets to "Kathy Mattea" from the GBPAC; Sandra Scobee, President's Office, $25 gift card for Essentials; James O'Connor, UM&PR, three guest passes to Piazza; Linda Olson, Maucker Union, wine basket donated by Vicki & Geof Grimes; and Megan Yasuda, physics, wine basket donated by Cliff Chancey.
IMAGINE THE IMPACT CAMPUS DRIVE:
The Imagine the Impact Campus Drive fuels the campaign priorities of scholarships and programs. Every gift, no matter the size, helps pave the way to success. Return your pledge form to the UNI Foundation in 204 Commons. To learn more, contact the UNI Foundation at 3-6078 or visit www.uni-foundation.org.
ORDER COOKIE DOUGH ONLINE:
Order cookie dough from UNI's Fresh Beginnings for pick-up Dec.1-12. Each 3.5-pound tub of dough will make more than three dozen cookies. The varieties are snickerdoodle, sugar, molasses, spritz, chocolate chip, peanut butter, chocolate chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate chip, oatmeal chocolate chip, monster, cranberry oatmeal, butterscotch oatmeal and cranberry white chocolate pecan. Prices range from $6.99 to $16.99 per tub. The order form and pick-up preferences are at http://www.uni.edu/dor/cookies/
SUPERVISORY AND CONFIDENTIAL MERIT PERSONNEL (SCMP) MEETING:
A Supervisory and Confidential Merit Personnel (SCMP) meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, in CBB 323. Minutes of previous meetings can be viewed at: www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/meritsc/meetings.shtml
Merit vacancies are available for viewing at:
Vacancies at the P&S level include programmer analyst/Web. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp
Faculty vacancies include assistant professor - art history.
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/employment/?
OPEN ENROLLMENT DEADLINE:
The deadline to enroll in the vision insurance and Flexible Spending Accounts for 2009 is Monday, Dec 1. Merit employees' open enrollment and change period also ends Dec. 1. To enroll in vision insurance, a Flexible Spending Account or to make changes to your Merit health plan, complete an enrollment form and return it to Human Resources, mail code 0034.
SEARCHING FOR ASSESSMENT INFORMATION:
Save time searching for resources for assessment projects; "look inside" books in the Office of Academic Assessment library right from your computer. Go to http://www.uni.edu/assessment/assessmentlibrary.shtml then click on the book titles to see the tables of contents for each book.
ORGANIZING ASSESSMENT DATA--PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT TOOL AVAILABLE:
Assessment of student learning involves records, reports and tracking systems. How can you store information and track progress and performance? See a demonstration of the UNI Performance Assessment System from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the StudioIT in ITTC 134. Visit http://www.uni.edu/assessment for more information or e-mail email@example.com. Bring your lunch.
INTERNAL DEADLINE FOR BLACK HAWK COUNTY GAMING ASSOCIATION GRANTS:
The internal deadline for the Black Hawk County Gaming Association Jan. 1 grant funding cycle is 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 1. For instructions on applying to the internal selection process or for more information on the BHCGA grants, contact Hillery Oberle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-3961.
Speakers on more than 200 topics are available for programs, meetings and conferences. The UNI Speakers Bureau connects university faculty and staff with Iowa organizations, businesses, agencies and schools. New this year is the Featured Speakers Series, which includes six faculty who address current hot topics such as environment, math and science education, crisis communication, politics, immigration and the economy. For more information on how to secure a speaker and for details on the more than 200 other presentations, please contact the Office of University Marketing & Public Relations, 3-6728, or visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/speakers.
GRANTS FOR RESEARCH, LANGUAGE TRAINING IN EURASIA AND EASTERN EUROPE:
Fellowship programs are now available through American Councils for International Education and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research. Scholarship levels range from graduate students to senior faculty, short to long term, and in countries of east, central and southeastern Europe and Eurasia. For more information about these programs, contact the Study Abroad Center, 3-7078, or visit http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad/.
COUNSELING AND TRAINING SESSIONS:
The Allen Hospital Employee Assistance Program (EAP) not only provides individual counseling (six free sessions per year) for UNI staff and their immediate tax-dependent family members, it can provide training sessions for departments or units on issues that may be impacting work performance, including balancing job stress effectively, grief and loss issues when a co-worker has passed away and even a training session on what services EAP provides. For more information contact Deedra Dahlager, Wellness Resource Coordinator, at 3-7162 or email@example.com.
IOWA ENERGY CENTER REQUEST FOR GRANT PRE-PROPOSALS:
The Iowa Energy Center is accepting pre-proposals for research and demonstration projects to begin July 1. The pre-proposal deadline is Friday, Dec. 5. For requirements and program guidelines, visit http://www.energy.iastate.edu/Funding/downloads/RFP2009-01.pdf. IEC pre-proposals require approval by the Office of Sponsored Programs; contact Hillery Oberle (firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-3961) if interested.
GO RED FOR WOMEN:
Join Go Red For Women at ColdStone Creamery in Cedar Falls for some ice cream from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18. Go Red For Women is a program of the American Heart Association and strives to educate women about heart disease and preventative heart health. Students in Gayle Pohl's Public Relations Campaign Methods course are hosting the fundraiser as part of a class project.
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars will host a bake sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 19-21, in the SEC Lobby.
FOOD DRIVE AT ESSENTIALS:
Help collect more than 1,000 items for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank and support our community. Drop off food or monetary donations at Essentials in Maucker Union through Thursday, Dec. 4.
BASKETBALL AND A MOVIE:
UNI Athletics and Campus Activities Board (CAB) are partnering two events on one night. Attend the women's basketball game against Iowa State University at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the McLeod Center. Upon entry, you will receive a raffle ticket that you can take with you after the game to the 9:30 p.m. showing of "Batman the Dark Knight" at the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Drawings for prizes will take place at the ballroom; you must be present to win.
ENTERTAIN YOUR BRAIN:
Join T.A.P. and the Mind Research Network for a night of stimulating brain games from 9 p.m. to midnight, Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Admission is $3 and proceeds go to the MRN. For more information, e-mail email@example.com. To learn more about the Mind Research Network, visit www.mrn.org.
CME SEVEN BOOK CLUB:
The CME Seven Book Club will meet at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, in the CME, Maucker Union, upper level to discuss "Great Speeches by Native Americans" by Bob Blaisdell. Come prepared to discuss the reading and share your point of view.
Women's basketball will host Iowa State at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, in the McLeod Center. As part of the Kids Week promotion, kids will be admitted free and adult tickets will be discounted.
Men's basketball will host Texas Southern at 4:05 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 23, in the McLeod Center.
CRP PROJECT SNEAK PEEK:
Cedar River Productions will be holding a sneak peek screening of student productions that have been produced this semester and is seeking submissions for video projects for next semester. If you have an idea for a television show, documentary, short film or experimental project that you would like help creating, attend project sneak peek at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the Lang Hall production studio. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIRTUAL WORLDS SESSION:
ITS Educational Technology will sponsor a session on virtual worlds at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 19, in StudioIT, Room 134, ITTC. Dan Power and Susan Wurtz, from the College of Business Administration, will discuss the current and potential uses of virtual worlds for educational, business and social interactions, using Second Life to illustrate. Bring your lunch and join the fun.
MUSICALLY SPEAKING LECTURE:
Visiting lecturer Eric Saylor will present "It's not Lambkins Frisking at all: English Pastoral Music and the Great War" at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, Russell Hall, Room 116. Saylor, assistant professor of music history at Drake University, has presented papers at national meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Society for American Music and the North American British Music Studies Association. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail Melinda.Boyd@uni.edu.
Pablo Ben, assistant professor of history, will present "Modernity, Sexuality, and Alienation" at noon, Monday, Dec. 1, in the Center for Multicultural Education, Room 109A. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.
COURIER EDITOR TO SPEAK:
Nancy Newhoff, editor of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, will speak from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, in SEC, Room 246. Newhoff will explain how the Courier is put together every day, including which stories go on page one, the history of Call the Courier, and the newspaper's convergence with the Web. Contact Gerri Perreault, 3-6898 (YLA@UNI.edu) with questions.
NEWS TALK -- THE ECONOMIC CRISIS:
News Talk will host a discussion on the economic crisis from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at University Book and Supply. The presenter and discussion leader will be Professor A. Frank Thompson, an expert in the area of finance and economics For questions or to receive future announcements, contact Gerri Perreault, 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI TRUMPET STUDIO AND TRUMPET ENSEMBLE CONCERT:
Under the direction of Randy Grabowski, UNI School of Music professor of trumpet, the UNI Trumpet Studio and Ensemble will offer a fall concert at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI PERCUSSION AND WEST AFRICAN DRUM ENSEMBLES CONCERT:
Under the direction of Randy Hogancamp, percussion professor and faculty artist, the UNI Percussion and West African Drum Ensembles will offer its fall concert at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
HALF-MASTED 3.2 RETURNS:
Half-Masted 3.2, UNI's comedy improv troupe, will return to UNI’s Bertha Martin Theatre after a four-year absence, at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, and Thursday, Nov. 20. The troupe is instructed and directed by Doug Shaw, UNI associate professor of mathematics.
UNI BRASS CHOIR CONCERT:
Under the direction of Randy Grabowski, UNI School of Music professor of trumpet, the UNI Brass Choir will offer a fall concert at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Hear Handel's "Messiah," featuring Metropolitan Chorale and local musicians, at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 23, at the GBPAC. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount on tickets. Visit www.gbpac.com or call 3-4TIX for tickets.
INTERPRETER'S THEATRE PRESENTS:
The UNI Interpreter's Theatre will present "Until Someone Wakes Up," directed by Emily Griffin and conceived by Carolyn Levy, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4 through Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Interpreter's Theatre, Lang 040. There are 90 seats per show, first-come, first-served. The performance contains mature language, themes, and situations, including rape, and is intended for mature audiences.
WRC FREE DAYS FOR UNI EMPLOYEES:
UNI employees who have not yet paid the WRC user fee may enjoy the WRC recreational facilities for free the week of Thanksgiving (Nov. 24-26) by showing your UNI ID at the WRC Welcome Desk. You may also bring your immediate (tax dependent) family members at no charge, and/or bring up to four guests at $5 each. Visit the WRS Web site, www.uni.edu\wellrec, for facility hours.
ENHANCED EMPLOYEE WELLNESS SERVICES AVAILABLE:
Blood chemistry profiles, personal health assessments, and nicotine patches/gum are now available at no cost to UNI employees who qualify for UNI health insurance. For details visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/UNI_employee_wellness/enhancedservices.html.
INTRAMURAL 5-ON-5 OPEN CO-REC INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENT:
Play intramural soccer Sunday, Dec. 7, at the WRC South Courts. Open to students, faculty and staff at $20 per team. Entry forms are available at the Intramural Office, WRC 161, the week of Nov. 17.
Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 1-3, in the Intramural Office, WRC 161. The tournament is limited to the first eight teams to register.
MAUCKER UNION HOURS DURING BREAK:
LIBRARY HOURS DURING BREAK:
WRC HOURS DURING BREAK:
TELL YOUR STUDENTS:
HOW TO SURVIVE FINALS:
The semester is almost over and finals are right around the corner. For tips on how to survive (and pass) finals the right way, visit: http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/ and look for "The Word is...Finals" bulletin boards.
BELL RINGING AT CEDAR FALLS WAL-MART:
Graduate students: make a difference this holiday season and help support the Salvation Army. Bell ringing will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Cedar Falls Wal-Mart. One hour shifts are available. E-mail Brock Holman, email@example.com by Monday, Dec. 1 to reserve your spot.
The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology (SAC) seeks a graduate student assistant to serve as the managing editor for the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography (JCE). It is a 20-hour-per-week, twelve-month appointment beginning in January. The managing editor will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of JCE, including the management of the journal’s office. Primary duties include monitoring, tracking and editing of manuscripts, and general office duties. Visit the SAC office in Baker 356 or contact Carissa Froyum, firstname.lastname@example.org, for a full job description and application instructions. Applications are due Friday, Nov. 28.
SPRING CAPSTONE COURSES:
All Capstone courses are listed in the schedule of classes under the designation of "CAP" on page 19 of the printed spring schedule. Many of these courses are also listed under departmental numbers, which are listed under the course titles. Students will earn Capstone credit for these courses regardless of how they register for them. For descriptions of the courses, visit the LAC website: http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/lac/
RECRUITING RESIDENT ASSISTANTS:
The resident assistant selection committee is looking to recruit as many students as possible to the RA position. Remind students of the leadership opportunities, financial benefits (free room and board with a $1,200 stipend the first year) and long-term benefits of the job (life-long friends, time management and organizational skills). Students must have a 2.5 GPA to apply. The applications are available at http://www.uni.edu/dor/raapplication/. E-mail email@example.com with questions or if you want information to hand out to students.
STUDY ABROAD IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND IRELAND:
There will be an informational session from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Gilchrist 007. Past participants will be available to answer questions and talk about the opportunities available.
STUDY IN IRELAND:
Take a summer course at the University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. Contact James, peer adviser.
CAPSTONE IN NICARAGUA:
Saires, Nicaragua, May 11-22. Contact Gloria Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org@yahoo.com.
CAPSTONE IN CHINA:
Two weeks of classes in Beijing and Dalian, China, June 3-25. UNI College of Business Administration majors may be eligible for a Jepson Scholarship of up to $500 toward travel expense. Contact Gloria Adams at email@example.com about this study abroad experience.
SPRING BREAK IN GHANA:
This elective program will earn one credit. Contact Gloria Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2008-2009 OUTSTANDING GRADUATE PAPER AWARD IN WOMEN’S & GENDER STUDIES:
Current UNI graduate students from all departments and programs are eligible to apply for this award. The author of the winning paper will receive $100. Deadline for the paper is Feb. 13. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/womenstudies or contact Phyllis Baker at 3-7102.