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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/

 

 

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008

NEWS:

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & PROVOST NAMED:

Gloria J. Gibson has been named executive vice president and provost at UNI, pending official approval by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Gibson is currently the dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and professor in the Department of English, Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Arkansas State University. She will assume her new duties on July 1.

 

COMPUTER SYSTEMS OUTAGE:

There will be a major computer system outage from 12:01 to 8 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 27. This outage will affect all applications authenticating with CatID including e-mail, MyUNIverse, eLearning (WebCT) and mainframe QWS3270 transactions. For more information go to: http://www.uni.edu/its/us/commcorner/announce/

 

UPDATED POLICY ON FEDERAL AND STATE LOBBYING AND POLITICAL ACTIVITY:

The Cabinet has approved changes to the UNI policies and procedures dealing with lobbying and political activity. See the updated policy at http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/1009.shtml

 

PARK-AND-RIDE SERVICE MAY CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER:

The Park-and-Ride service provided by MET Transit will be suspended if classes/work are cancelled prior to 7 a.m. due to weather concerns. Park-and-Ride services are not offered during holidays, non-academic sessions and breaks. Questions, comments or concerns may be directed to Brent Richmond at 3-5374.

 

PLAN NOW FOR UNI UP CLOSE:

Plan now for your involvment with UNI Up Close -- special visit days for admitted high school seniors. Dates are Feb. 20 and 27. Introduce and inform these prospective students to your majors, departments, courses, organizations and activies. Schedules and registration for campus-wide involvment are available at: http://www.uni.edu/admissions/upclose/facultystaff/

 

FREE PRINTER SUPPLIES:

Free cartridges and drums for Okidata color laser printer. Call for item numbers; 3-6254.

 

UNI ONLINE SCHEDULE:

The final regularly scheduled UNI Online for 2008 will be Tuesday, Dec. 23. The first issue for 2009 will be Tuesday, Jan. 6.

 
IMAGINE THE IMPACT CAMPUS DRIVE VIDEO:

Imagine the impact you can make…provide scholarships, recruit and retain stellar faculty and enhance exceptional learning experiences. Make an impact on what is most important to you. Join your colleagues today. Support Imagine the Impact Campus Drive 2008. Listen to students' stories at http://www.uni-foundation.org/page.aspx?id=lotw36p72

 

PROVIDE COMMENT ON DEPARTMENT ACCREDITATION:

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is seeking written comment regarding the program's compliance with Standards for Accreditation of Graduate Education Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Each testimony must include the commenter’s name, address, telephone information and relationship to the program; signature required. Comments will be accepted until Feb. 1. Submit comments to: Accreditation Public Comment, Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, ASHA, 2200 Research Blvd, #310, Rockville, MD 20850-3289; accreditation@asha.org.

 

GBPAC HOLIDAY GIFT CERTIFICATES:

Gift certificates to the GBPAC make great stocking stuffers. Stop by the GBPAC box office to complete your holiday shopping. The GBPAC’s box office will be closed Monday, Dec. 22 through Monday, Jan. 5. Call 3-3660 for more information.

 

DINING GIFT CARDS:

Gift cards are available for UNI restaurants, dining centers, convenience stores and food carts. Gift cards can be purchased at the 23rd Street Market in Commons, at Chat's, Prexy's and Essentials in Maucker Union and at Biscotti's in Redeker Center. They can be purchased for any amount over $10.

EMPLOYMENT:

FACULTY VACANCY:

Instructor, Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education;

http://www.uni.edu/coe/_information/jobs/2009_Aug_ELCPE_Instr.shtml

 

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

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

HELP LEARNING MICROSOFT OFFICE 2007:

Learn how to use Microsoft Office 2007 with this Web page: http://www.uni.edu/its/us/document/MSOffice/

 

INTRODUCTION TO ITS-SUPPORTED E-PORTFOLIO SYSTEM AND HOW IT'S BEING USED:

ePortfolio usage for supporting needs of students and academic programs continues to increase. See an overview and hear from faculty who are using the system from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 23, StudioIT in ITTC 134. Visit http://www.uni.edu/assessment or e-mail its-tnt@uni.edu for more information. Bring your lunch.

 

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR RESEARCH CONFERENCE:

Registration is open for the UNI 2009 Interdisciplinary Research Symposium to be held on Feb. 13 in Maucker Union. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. To register for this event, visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/research/2009researchsymposium.html. Registrations are due by Wednesday, Jan. 14. For more information, e-mail anita.kleppe@uni.edu or call 3-6148.

 

IMSEP PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS THROUGH OSP:

Individuals planning to submit project proposals for the Iowa Mathematics & Science Education Partnership (IMSEP) must contact the Office of Sponsored Programs for prior proposal review and submission approval. The deadline to submit proposals is Wednesday, Dec. 31. Contact Hillery Oberle at 3-3961 or hilllery.oberle@uni, or Anita Kleppe at 3-6148 or anita.kleppe@uni.edu for assistance.

 

IOWA SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRANT PROPOSAL DEADLINE:

The Iowa Science Foundation Grant Program supports projects that advance science in Iowa through scientific research, by improving the public understanding of science or by improving science teaching. The ISF proposal deadline is Saturday, Jan. 31. For more information, see: http://www.uni.edu/osp/findingfundingopportunities/isf.html Contact OSP Grant Specialist Hillery Oberle at 3-3961 or hillery.oberle@uni to submit a proposal to ISF.

 

STAFF TRAINING GRANT:

Staff training grant applications for the 2009 spring session are now being accepted. This program is available to Merit and Professional and Scientific staff members holding a non-temporary position appointment with at least one year of active university service and at least 50-percent time. The qualified training grant provides up to 100 percent of the tuition-only cost for the course without exceeding UNI’s resident tuition rate. For the full policy, see http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/475.shtml. Applications may be accessed via the forms repository at http://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml#S. Completed forms can be mailed to Human Resource Services – 0034 or brought to 027 Gilchrist and must be submitted prior to the course beginning. For questions regarding the program, contact Lori Hoffmann, 3-3536.

 
SPRING GRANT DEVELOPMENT BROWN BAG SERIES:

The Office of Sponsored Programs will offer four brown-bag training sessions during the spring semester on key steps of grant proposal development. The series will include: seeking funding, writing proposals, evaluating projects and constructing budgets. The first session, on seeking funding, will be at noon, Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the OSP conference room (201 East Bartlett Hall). For information on the series, contact Hillery Oberle, 3-3961 or hillery.oberle@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/Training/index.htm

 

SPRING RESERVE READING LISTS

Faculty who wish to place items on reserve for the 2009 spring semester should submit their list to the Rod Library reserve desk by Monday, Dec. 22. Any requests received after this date cannot be guaranteed available for the first week of classes. Reserve lists can be submitted online at: http://www.uni.edu/library/reserverequest/.

 

FACULTY FOCUS:

During the week preceding spring semester, ITS-Educational Technology will hold workshops and consultation concentrating on technology's role in teaching and learning for faculty. Sessions concerning the use of Office 2007, including OneNote, ePortfolios and Google Tools have been added. For details, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/focus/default.shtml.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

'THREE CUPS OF TEA' AUTHOR TO VISIT:

Greg Mortenson, author of "Three Cups of Tea," will visit UNI Thursday, Feb. 12, for an evening lecture. Time and location TBD. The visit is part of a national book tour promoting his two new children's books -- a young readers adaptations of "Three Cups of Tea" and "Listen to the Wind." University Book & Supply and UNI are hosting Mortenson's lecture. For more information about Mortenson and his work, visit http://www.threecupsoftea.com. Contact Stacey Christensen, stacey.christensen@uni.edu, in University Marketing & Public Relations, for more information about his visit.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

B.F.A. EXHIBITION:

"B.F.A. Exhibition" is a UNI Gallery of Art exhibition featuring a variety of media. The exhibition will run through Saturday, Dec. 20. Participants include Lucas James Baumann (performance art) and Jessica McCarty (photography). Free and open to the public.

 
OUR WORLD IN FOCUS:

Celebrate the cultural diversity of people with this exhibition featuring "Our World in Focus; People of Iowa, the United States and the World" photography contest submissions. Prizes will be awarded at the opening reception at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, at the University Museum. The exhibition will be on display through Saturday, Jan. 31.

PERFORMING ARTS:

UNI CHILDREN'S CHOIR WINTER CONCERT:

The UNI Children's Choir will offer its winter concert, under the direction of Michelle Swanson, at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 19, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

'RIVERDANCE':

See the farewell performance of "Riverdance" at the GBPAC May 5, 6 and 7. Riverdance is a celebration of Irish music, song and dance that has tapped its way onto the world stage. Tickets are on sale now. Call 3-4TIX or order tickets online at www.gbpac.com.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

EAP NEWSLETTER:

The latest issue of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Newsletter is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/eap/documents/2009_1st_qtr.pdf. Topics include the warning signs of prescription painkiller dependency, helpful hints for a recession and positive thinking. For additional information on the EAP, contact Deedra Dahlager, UNI Wellness Resource Coordinator and Allen Hospital EAP liaison, at 3-7162 or Deedra.Dahlager@uni.edu.

HOURS:

ON-CAMPUS DINING AND CONVENIENCE STORE HOURS FOR FINALS WEEK:
http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/hours/academicbreakhours.htm

 

LIBRARY HOURS DURING SEASONAL HOLIDAYS AND SEMESTER BREAK:

http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours_special.shtml#christmas

 

MAUCKER UNION HOURS FOR WINTER BREAK:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/hrs-bdi.shtml

 

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