Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009
OUTSTANDING GRADUATE FACULTY TEACHING AWARD:
Emphasis for this award is placed on outstanding teaching in the graduate program. This includes, but is not limited to: commitment to academic excellence; attention to individual student needs, interests and development; and service on thesis and dissertation committees. Eligibility and criteria for this award, as well as the selection procedures are available at: http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/teaching.aspx
2008 GRADUATE REPORT:
UNI Career Services has released its annual report, which includes the 2008 Graduate Report. The report details salaries, occupied rate and companies for interns and graduates. To download the report, visit
SABIN HALL AUCTION:
UNI will hold a surplus auction at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 8, at Sabin Hall. Items can be previewed prior to sale time at noon. Sale items include office and classroom furniture and some old, unique items. Parking will be available in the Gilchrist lot near the PAC. Buyers must remove purchases from the building by 5 p.m., Jan. 8. Payment must be made in cash (good check) before removal. A valid photo ID is required to get a bidding number. Contact Vince at 3-3527 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the sale. The UNI surplus store will be open prior to the auction from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SUPERVISORY & CONFIDENTIAL MERIT PERSONNEL VOTE:
Please vote regarding approval or disapproval of the name change and constitution changes. The ballot for Supervisory and Confidential Merit personnel is available on My Universe now through Friday, Jan. 9.
SABIN HALL OFFICE RELOCATIONS:
The Center for Social & Behavioral Research (CSBR) offices have moved to 2304 College St. (former CET building). All telephone numbers remain the same.
The Department of Political Science has relocated to CBB5. All telephone numbers remain the same.
PAF 2009 CUTOFF DATES:
The 2009 processing cutoff dates for Personnel Action Forms (PAFs) are posted to the Payroll Web site at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/payroll/cutoffs_deadlines.shtml Anyone involved in the preparation or approval of PAFs should print and post this schedule for use in 2009. While these are processing deadlines, PAFs should be prepared and routed for approvals as soon as the action requiring a PAF is determined. Questions about these dates may be directed to Linda Gruetzmacher in Payroll, 3-3003.
UNI IN THE NEWS:
The Chicago Tribune quoted Clemens Bartollas, sociology, anthropology and criminology, in a story on the drop in numbers of bank robberies.
The Des Moines Register ran an opinion piece by A. Frank Thompson, finance, on the current financial crisis. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20090105/OPINION01/901050306/-1/ENT05
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/employment/?
ORGANIZING ASSESSMENT DATA:
Assessment of student learning involves records, reports and tracking systems. Learn how your department can store information and track progress and performance using the UNI Performance Assessment System. A video of a Dec. 3 system demonstration by Barry Wilson is available at
http://www.uni.edu/unimedia/ittc134/20081203-120138-1/rnh.htm. For more information, contact email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3-6148.
DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS:
Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 12, at the UNI Museum to discuss "Escape" (Carolyn Jessop and Laura Palmer) and "Stolen Innocence" (Elissa Wall and Laura Pulitzer), both about breaking away from a polygamous sect. All are welcome, even without having read the books.
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.
LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:
Cedar Valley singer-songwriter Karla Ruth will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 12, in KUNI's studio on the third floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12. http://www.iowapublicradio.org
FREE DAYS FOR UNI EMPLOYEES:
Through Friday, Jan. 9, the WRC is free for UNI employees who are not paid users. Show your UNI ID at the WRC Welcome Desk. You may bring immediate (tax dependent) family members with you at no charge, or bring two other guests for $5 each.
MASSAGES OFFERED WEEK OF JAN. 5:
Licensed massage therapist Carissa Shima will be in the Wellness Resource Lab, WRC 104 during the week of Jan. 5, Monday through Friday. The cost is $15 for 15 minutes; $25 for 30 minutes; $35 for 45 minutes; $45 for one hour; and $65 for 90 minutes. Call 3-6119 to schedule. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.
CROSS-COUNTRY SKI LESSONS:
Learn all the basic skills in one session, scheduled as weather allows. Call the WRS Outdoor Recreation office, 3-7263, to put your name on the list to be called "when weather is right." The $17 cost includes equipment. Taught by Kathy Green.
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.
SCHEDULE A SPRING MASSAGE:
Massages will be available in the WRC by licensed massage therapists Carissa Shima Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and by Katie Hover Tuesdays and Thursdays during the spring semester. The cost is $15 for 15 minutes; $25 for 30 minutes; $35 for 45 minutes; $45 for one hour; and $65 for 90 minutes. Call 3-6119 to schedule. Pay by cash, check, Ubill or payroll deduct. Please call 3-6119 to schedule an appointment. Brought to you by Wellness and Recreation Services.
LIBRARY HOURS DURING WINTER BREAK:
MAUCKER UNION HOURS FOR WINTER BREAK: