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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 and Thursday 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, Dec. 2, 2008

NEWS:

BUDGET UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT ALLEN:

For the past two fiscal years, UNI received strong state support and additional revenue from enrollment growth and tuition increases. Because of the recent natural disasters in the state and the national economic downturn, we've been asked to return $1.02 million of our fiscal 2009 state appropriation. See full update at www.uni.edu/pres

 

REAFFIRMATION STATEMENT:

President Allen has published a reaffirmation of UNI's commitment to nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The full statement can be found at http://www.uni.edu/equity/documents/ReaffirmationStatement.pdf.

 

UNI SEXUAL MISCONDUCT POLICY - INPUT REQUESTED:

A policy review committee is seeking feedback from students, faculty and staff regarding a proposed draft of the Student Sexual Misconduct policy, prior to submitting a final draft to the Board of Regents. See http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/deanofstudents/docs/policyreview-reqtforfeedback.pdf. Please submit comments regarding the draft policy by Dec. 5 to: Jon Buse, dean of students, 3-2332, jon.buse@uni.edu or Annette Lynch, project director, Regents Campus Gender Violence Prevention Project, 3-3054, annette.lynch@uni.edu

 

UNIVERSITY DIRECTORY SURVEY:

The 2008-09 university telephone directory was recently distributed to campus offices and residence halls. In order to gauge the usage preference of the directory, hard copy or online, please complete the one-question survey at
http://uni-mail.org/subscribe/survey?f=146 to provide your opinion.

 

CELL PHONE DRIVE:

The Northern Iowa Family Services Organization (NIFSO) is coordinating a cell phone drive to benefit victims of domestic violence. Used cell phones will be reprogrammed and given to victims to use in crisis situations. There is a collection box in Latham Hall 235. Phones also may be sent through campus mail. Contact Elaine Eshbaugh elaine.eshbaugh@uni.edu or 3-6083 with questions.

 

INTERNATIONAL SERVICES REORGANIZED:

Effective Dec.1, International Services will move from Admissions to International Programs. This change is based on input from the staff and directors from both areas, and recommendations from at least two campus-wide committees over the past two years. International Services, with Ross Schupbach as international student adviser, will remain in the Maucker Union location to serve currently enrolled international student needs. That office will report to Kurt Meridith, interim assistant provost for international programs. International recruitment and admissions, with Kristi Marchesani as assistant director, will remain with Admissions in Gilchrist Hall to serve the prospective international student population. That office will continue to report to Christie Kangas, director of Admissions. Both areas are working together through the transition to help ensure seamless support for students.

 

EUNICE A. DELL AWARD DEADLINE REMINDER:

Deadline for nominations for the Eunice A. Dell award for "making a difference" is Friday, Dec. 12. To nominate an employee in the Division of Administration and Finance for this award, go to www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition. Forms, award criteria and the nomination procedure can be found there. The first award will be announced at the Administration and Finance Division luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

 

UNI VISITS BLACK HAWK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:

UNI celebrated American Education Week, Nov. 16 - 22, with Partner in Education school, Black Hawk Elementary. Ben and Pat Allen, joined Pernell Cezar, NISG president, on visits to all classrooms. UNI gave all students, teachers and staff a UNI T-shirt. For photos, visit http://www.uni.edu/infosys/gallery/. Other UNI activities in the school included visits by UNI international students to fourth grade classrooms and UNI student readers in kindergarten classes.

 

BUCKS FOR BUSES:

The GBPAC has announced "Bucks for Buses," a scholarship program for schools to assist with bus transportation costs to a Kaleidoscope performance. Visit http://www.gbpac.com/outreach/kaleidoscope/bucksforbuses.shtml for program details and eligibility requirements.

 

IMSEP UPDATE:

To learn more about what's happening with the Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership (IMSEP), view the latest newsletter at http://www.iowamathscience.org/newsletters/

 

UNI SEVERE WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations are made via UNI Alert, local radio and TV stations, and the UNI home page, www.uni.edu. The local TV stations also list closings and delays on their Web sites. See http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/407.shtml and
http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2008_112008.shtml.

 

UPDATED UNI GUIDELINES FOR GROUNDBREAKINGS AND GRAND OPENINGS:

The updated UNI guidelines for groundbreakings and grand opening ceremonies are posted at http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/ceremony_guide.shtml

 

CAMPANILE CLOCKS FOR SALE:

The UNI Alumni Association is selling student-made clocks in the shape of the campanile. The clock, designed and produced entirely by UNI students, is made of oak, laser etched and finished with a clear coating. The clock has brass hands and requires one AA battery (included). The dimensions are 12 3/4" x 5" x 3 1/2". Availability is limited, and orders must be received before Dec. 12. All orders are guaranteed to be delivered by Dec. 23. Each clock is $31, plus $6.50 shipping and handling. Clocks can be ordered by visiting http://www.unialum.org and clicking "Merchandise." For more information, contact CampusClocks@gmail.com

 

HERITAGE HONOURS AWARD NOMINATIONS:

The UNI Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2009 Heritage Honours Awards in three categories: Alumni Achievement, Alumni Service and Young Alumni. A list of past award recipients can be found at http://unialum.org/scholarships/heritage/years.shtml/. To learn more about the nomination process, visit http://unialum.org/scholarships/heritage/heritage.shtml, contact Mark Jastorff at 3-2171 or mark.jastorff@uni.edu.

 

IT SURVEY:

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.

 

2008 EQUIPMENT INVENTORIES:

All departmental equipment inventories were sent by e-mail on or before Nov. 1. They were sent to department secretaries or contacts and copied to department/program heads. If you have received an inventory in error, please forward it to the appropriate person in your department. If you think that you should have received your department's inventory and did not receive it, please contact Vince Heuer at 3-3527. All inventories must be completed and returned to the Office of Business Operations by Monday, Dec. 8.

 

DIRECT DEPOSIT FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE AVAILABLE:

Accounts Payable in the OBO is offering direct deposit for disbursements including travel, refunds, reimbursements and others. To set up non-payroll direct deposit, login to MyUniverse and select Direct Deposit (Non-payroll) in the My Personal Records section: https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/portal/portHandler.cgi Questions should be directed to 3-2162 or payables@uni.edu.

 
WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES BOARD MEETING:

The next Women's and Gender Studies Board meeting will be from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8, in Baker 161. Board meetings are open to all.

 

HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT ESSENTIALS:

Get into the spirit and check out Essentials in Maucker Union for gifts to fit every budget. Check out the new holiday Gel Gems, plush and "bling" ornaments, homemade soaps and soy candles, holiday ducks and Angel Cheeks, UNI clothing, souvenirs and more. Gift certificates also are available.

EMPLOYMENT:

FACULTY VACANCY:

Assistant professor of Educational Leadership
http://www.uni.edu/coe/_information/jobs/2009_08FALL_ELCPE.shtml

 

P & S VACANCY:

Vacancies at the P&S level include program associate/aquatic, school-age contract services and program associate/training. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/employment/?

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

SPRING 2009 ONLINE COURSE REQUESTS:

UNI faculty using the Blackboard/WebCT learning management system in conjunction with their spring semester courses may submit their request using the Web form at http://elearning.uni.edu/forms/course_request.html. Courses will be populated with students Jan. 3 and enrollment changes will be processed on a daily basis throughout the semester.

 

INFORMATION LITERACY WORKSHOPS:

Faculty and library staff can take steps to improve students' information literacy skills. Attend an online workshop series from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2, and Tuesday, Dec. 9 in the Presidential Room in Maucker Union and Thursday, Dec. 11 in LIB 210. Bring your lunch. Co-sponsored by Rod Library and Academic Assessment. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/assessment

 

DR. Z'S CREATIVE COOKBOOK FOR COLLABORATIVE COMMUNICATION:

Leigh Zeitz (Curriculum and Instruction) will present a nationwide webinar about Web 2.0 tools that can help students and faculty collaborate in writing, teaching and overall communication, from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, in SEC 403. This webinar is sponsored by the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE). For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/5bf8gs

 

ASSESSMENT MINI-GRANTS FOR SPRING:

Funding is still available for mini-grants for faculty who want to develop assessment projects that can be completed by June 2009. Applications for funding will be received and reviewed by the Student Outcomes Assessment Committee on a rolling basis. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/assessment/minigrants.shtml.

 

GROUP SUPPLEMENTAL RETIREMENT ANNUITY (GSRA) LIMITS FOR 2009:

The IRS has announced the 2009 dollar limitations for retirement plan contributions. This could affect the amount you may tax defer to your Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA). The GSRA maximum for 2009 has increased from $15,500 to $16,500 per year. Employees who are 50 years or older in 2009, may contribute an additional $5,500 in catch-up contributions. If you have been employed at UNI for 15 years or more, you may contribute an additional $3,000 per year to a lifetime maximum of $15,000.

Due to new legislation and reporting requirements, the number of vendors that UNI will offer in 2009 has decreased. The following vendors will be available in 2009: AIG-Valic, Ameriprise, Fidelity Investments, Great American Financial Resources (formerly GALIC) and TIAA-CREF. If you are currently enrolled with a vendor not listed, you need to enroll with another vendor or contributions will cease. To enroll or change your 2009 GSRA contribution, go to http://access.uni.edu/forms/benefit/sra.pdf.

 
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 lori.seawel@uni.edu. Bring your lunch.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

KAPPA DELTA PI HOLIDAY T-SHIRT SALE:

T-shirts and related items and gifts will be available at the UNI KDP Education Honor Society sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec.; Wednesday, Dec. 3; and Thursday, Dec. 4, in the second floor Schindler Lobby. Proceeds go to KDP Education Honor Society's educational and service projects.

 

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE:

All faculty and staff are invited to the President's home for the annual holiday open house from 2 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4. Please use the front door on College Street, where donations to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank will be accepted. No RSVP is necessary.

 

HOLIDAY RAFFLE TO HELP THE HOMELESS:

Stop by Habitat for Humanity's table from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, in Maucker Union to buy $1 raffle tickets. Prizes are donated by local restaurants and businesses with the proceeds going to local organizations including the House of Hope and Operation Threshold. Do your part to make the holidays a little warmer for the homeless. Volunteers are also needed to wrap gifts in the mall for the Food Bank and work in the Salvation Army Toy Shop.

 

CELEBRATE THE SEASON:

Come "Celebrate the Seasons" with the Campus Activities Board from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, in Maucker Union. Enjoy free sleigh rides around campus to see the UNI holiday light displays and then warm up inside Maucker Union to celebrate holidays from around the world with activities and demonstrations, create your own sno-globe and enjoy a visit from Santa.

 

OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION:

Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas celebration at the Marshall Center School, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4. Bring your family and enjoy an evening of crafts and caroling at this annual holiday event. Learn about Christmas before and after the turn of the 20th century and experience the wonder of Christmases past.

 

MIND RESEARCH NETWORK BENEFIT CONCERT:

The Mind Research Network (MRN) will host a benefit concert at 10 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, at The Hydrant on College Hill. The concert will feature This Year's Heroes. Admission is $5 and all proceeds go to support the MRN. There also will be a balloon pop where you can purchase a balloon for the chance to win prizes from local businesses. Ages 21 and up. The Mind Research Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and brain disorders. For more information about the event (co-sponsored by Gayle Pohl's PR Campaign Methods class), contact annaw@uni.edu. For more information about the MRN, visit www.mrn.org.

 

HOLIDAY POTTERY SALE:

The UNI Student Holiday Pottery Sale will be from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5, and from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, in the Ceramics Lab, 126 Kamerick. Buy a unique piece of handmade pottery for a holiday gift from UNI's advanced ceramic students.

 

NEXTFRAME DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL:

NextFrame Documentary Film Festival is a touring film festival of some of the best student-produced documentaries. NextFrame will be shown on campus at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, in CAC 108.

 

FORENSICS SHOWCASE:

The UNI Forensics squad hosts its speech and debate team showcase at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang 040.The showcase features events from the nationally competitive squad’s fall 2009 travel season, including a range of oral interpretation, public address and limited preparation from members of the individual events team. Members of the debate team will share their research on the national college debate topic dealing with agriculture.

 

BEACH VOLLEYBALL COMES TO MCLEOD:

See Olympic gold medalist Todd Rogers and other professional sand volleyball players as they convert the McLeod Center to a sand volleyball court on Saturday, Jan. 31. The tour will feature participation from top-ranked AVP men's and women's players on a rotational basis (four players per gender per event) and will replicate the authentic Southern California beach-party atmosphere featured at a typical AVP Johnsonville tour event. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit www.mcleodcenter.org or www.unitix.uni.edu.

 

COMEDIAN/VENTRILOQUIST COMES TO UNI-DOME:

Ventriloquist and comedian Jeff Dunham (as seen on Comedy Central) will perform live in the UNI-Dome Friday, Feb. 13, with his friends Walter and Peanut. Tickets are on sale at all UNItix outlets, 3-4TIX or www.unitix.uni.edu. For more information on Jeff Dunham visit www.jeffdunham.com.

 

IDEA DIVERSITY SUMMIT:

Learn about real solutions to real-life problems in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce at the Idea Diversity summit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 23, in Maucker Union. Whether you are a faculty member, staff or a student, this summit will give you the tools to be an agent of change in your specialty. Visit http://www.iowadiversitysummit.com for registration and more information.

 

THOMAS AND FRIENDS LIVE! ON STAGE:

Thomas and Friends come to the McLeod Center on April 28 and 29, with an all new, live musical adventure: "Thomas and Friends Live! On Stage: A Circus Comes to Town." Percy, James, Gordon and Thomas join Sir Topham Hatt and the townspeople from the Island of Sodor to welcome circus performers in an engaging story that demonstrates the importance of friendship and cooperation. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit www.mcleodcenter.org or www.unitix.uni.edu.

ATHLETICS:

MEN'S BASKETBALL:

Men's basketball hosts Iowa State at 8:05 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the McLeod Center. The Panthers host North Dakota at 3:05 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, in the McLeod Center.

 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

Women's basketball hosts Northern Illinois at 12:05 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3. The Panthers host UW-Green Bay at 12:05 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6. Both games are in the McLeod Center.

 

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS:

Football hosts New Hampshire at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, in the UNI-Dome in the second round of NCAA Division I Football Championship. http://www.uni.edu/infosys/footballplayoffs/

 

WRESTLING:

Wrestling will hold the UNI Open at 9 a.m., Sunday Dec. 7, in the McLeod Center.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

IMSEP SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULED FOR DEC. 2:

The Iowa STEM Education Public-Private Partnerships Symposium sponsored by the Iowa Mathematics & Science Education Partnership, Rockwell Collins and the Iowa Association of Business & Industry will be held on the UNI campus on Tuesday, Dec. 2. For more information about the agenda and speakers, go to http://www.iowamathscience.org/symposium/

 
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.

 

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS:

This presentation by students in the Leadership Skills and Styles class will be from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, in SEC 246. It will provide recommendations on how individuals, government and businesses can genuinely support our troops and veterans. An exhibit on the project will be in Maucker Union from 8 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.

 

THE ART AND SCIENCE OF SOAP BUBBLES:

Fred Behroozi, professor of physics, will present the second talk in the citizen science series from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, in the CEEE auditorium. Behroozi will discuss soap bubbles through the work of several 17th and 18th century painters and the chemistry, physics and mathematics associated with soap bubbles. The series is intended to make the technical accessible.

 

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.

 

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR LAND AND WATER RESOURCES:

James Patchett, a landscape architect and hydrologist from Chicago, will discuss sustainable land planning and conservation development that integrates practices including green-roof technology, porous pavements, rainwater collection and reuse, and native landscapes from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the UNI Center for Energy and Environmental Education Auditorium. The presentation is free and open to the public. More information is at www.ceee.uni.edu.

PERFORMING ARTS:

OPERA SCENES:

UNI School of Music professor Sandra Walden will direct an opera-scenes performance featuring student musicians, at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CLARINET RECITAL:

The UNI School of Music will present a clarinet studio recital at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, in Russell Hall, Room 111. The recital will feature student musicians from the studio of faculty artist Amanda McCandless. This event is free and open to the public.

 

NORTHWIND QUINTET:

The Northwind Quintet will offer a winter recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. The recital will feature UNI School of Music faculty artists Tom Barry, oboe; Amanda McCandless, clarinet; David Rachor, bassoon; and Yu-Ting Su, horn, with guest artist Dominique Cawley, flute. This event is free and open to the public.

 

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 Interpreters 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.

 

VARSITY MEN'S GLEE CLUB SHOW:

The UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club will offer holiday concerts at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5, and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. The Glee Club will perform holiday favorites and winter songs. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Mike Quick & Robert "One-Man" Johnson will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8, in KUNI's studio on the third floor of the CAC. Quick has been performing and writing music for some 30 years in a variety of venues and places around the country. Johnson sings original blues and ragtime songs and plays guitar, harmonica, hi-hat cymbal and foot piano, simultaneously. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12.

 

CHIMES OF CHRISTMAS:

Come join the UNI School of Music choral ensembles (UNI Singers, Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers and Women's Chorus) and the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra in celebrating the joys of the season at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. Enjoy holiday favorites and winter-inspired works. For tickets, call (319) 3-4TIX.

 

W-CF SYMPHONY:

The UNI Children's Choir is one of four featured guests on the Symphony's Holiday Pops, at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, at the GBPAC. For the afternoon concert, buy one adult ticket and get up to two youth tickets for $1 each. Call 3-4849 or visit wcfsymphony.org. Audience members are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots program.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

DECEMBER WORDS OF WELLNESS:

The December Words of 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 sponsors an environmental wellness segment. To receive a printed copy of each issue, contact kathy.green@uni.edu, 3-6921, with your name and UNI ID number.

 

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING LESSON FOR UNI EMPLOYEES:

Learn the basic skills for cross-country skiing in one session, scheduled as weather allows. Call the WRS Outdoor Rec. office, 3-7263, to sign up to be called "when the snow flies." The $17 cost includes equipment.

 

INTRAMURAL OPEN PRE-SEASON BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT:

Open to students, faculty, staff; men's and women's divisions. A mandatory managers' meeting will take place at 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 12, in SEC 246. Registration takes place Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 13 and 14, in the Intramural Office, WRC 161. Play begins Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the WRC South Courts. There is a $20 entry fee and a two game guarantee.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

ESSENTIALS FINALS PACKAGES:

Stop by Essentials in Maucker Union and pick up a $6 Finals Package for your student employees. The package includes a pen, mechanical pencil, note cards, highlighter, beverage, candy and snack crackers. To place large orders, contact shelley.pruess@uni.edu.

 

'DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL' AUDITIONS:

Dancers, poets, artists, actors and activists can audition for an experimental theatre piece. Auditions will be at 9 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8, and at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the Interpreters Theatre, Lang 040. No preparation needed. Cold reading. All majors and interests are encouraged to audition. Mature sexual situations. For more information, contact amandajean.nolte@uni.edu.

 

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS:

The College of Education is offering over a half million dollars in scholarships for the fall 2009 - spring 2010 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded to enrolled undergraduate and graduate students meeting the requirements for a variety of scholarships.Undergraduate students interested in applying for the common scholarships must complete the Education Addendum of the Common Scholarship Application found at www.uni.edu/finaid. Graduate students should go to www.uni.edu/coe and click on "COE Scholarships" to download the application. You may also check with your department of study about specific scholarships. For full consideration of scholarships which require need, complete and submit a 2009-10 Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The application deadline for all scholarships is Feb. 15.

 
GRAD CHATS IN THE UNION:

Join other grad students in Maucker Union for informal chats on the graduate student experience from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3; and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 11. Look for the Grad Chats table tent near Chats.

 

CAMP ADVENTURE LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT CENTER:

Visit the Camp Adventure Leadership Assessment Center (LAC) at 8:45 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, in the WRC 204. Learn about working with youth in Germany, Italy, China, Japan and the U.S., earning 12 credit hours and receiving free airfare/housing and a living stipend. To confirm your attendance, e-mail hr@campadventure.com.

 

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.

 

INTERNSHIPS WITH THE DEPT. OF DEFENSE:

Internships are available working with U.S. Department of Defense Child Development Centers in Germany, Italy, England, Belgium, Hawaii or Florida for spring 2009. 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 $1,250 from AmeriCorps*ProCorps. 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. 

 

NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE (NSE) INFO MEETING

Explore NSE and learn how to attend one of 180+ colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada while paying UNI tuition, at an NSE informational meeting at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and have completed at least 30 hours of credit at the time of exchange. Learn more at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/nse.

 

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