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Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009

NEWS:

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STATE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL ANNOUNCED:

For the past year, two statewide committees have been working to make recommendations to the Iowa General Assembly to transform Malcolm Price Laboratory School into Iowa's Research and Development School. The committees have submitted their final report with recommendations that would improve and advance teaching and learning practices in the state of Iowa. The legislature will review the report during this legislative session. To view the report visit http://www.uni.edu/president/messages/

 

BRIEF COMPUTER NETWORK OUTAGES:

Two Internet outages are scheduled due to network maintenance work intended to resolve a problem with network statistics reporting. The first outage is scheduled from 6 to 6:20 a.m., Friday, Jan. 23. If necessary, there will be a second outage from 6 to 7 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 25. For details, see http://www.uni.edu/its/us/commcorner/announce/

 

LUX SERVICE AWARD:

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2009 Lux Service Award. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students who have demonstrated outstanding service to the university. Students with 90 or more credit hours, including graduating seniors, qualify for the award. Visit http://www.unialum.org/lux for complete award requirements and an online nomination form. Nominations must be received by Friday, Feb. 20. Contact Amy Mohr at 3-2355 or amy.mohr@uni.edu with questions.

 

UNI DIVERSITY SURVEY:

Soon you will be invited to participate in a survey to help UNI assess its climate. All students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to share their opinions and experiences about the university's culture and attitudes. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and is strictly confidential. All responses will be aggregated and no individually identifying information will be disclosed. Please plan to participate in this important process.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

The USA Today quotes Athena Clayborne, CME.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2009-01-20-nationwatches_N.htm

Roy Behrens, art, is quoted in an aritcle in the Canadian Press.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5juQIx16FdWxnufq6iMQPrdRPmnfA

 

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. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 13. Last year's recipients were U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, Nancy Powell; UNI faculty emeriti and advocates, Carl and Wanda Wehner; and U.S. Senate liaison, Andrienne Hallett. A list of 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 or call Mark Jastorff at 3-2171.

 

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARDS:

UNI and Veridian Credit Union are seeking nominations for the 2009 Community Engagement Awards to recognize outstanding contributions of UNI faculty members to the community through research and/or teaching. All full-time tenured and tenure track faculty are eligible. For award and nomination details, visit www.uni.edu/resources/outreach/veridian.shtml. All nomination materials must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 20.

 

SUE FOLLON EXEMPLARY SERVICE AWARD WINNERS:

The Division of Student Affairs has announced the recipients of the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award for 2009. They are Jim Geary (Department of Residence), Tracey Godon (Career Services) and Joyce Morrow (Financial Aid). This distinguished award honors staff who are committed to quality and excellence and whose efforts and achievements are worthy of emulation as they work to help students succeed.

 

SUMMER CONFERENCES:

The Department of Residence is prepared to welcome conference participants for summer 2009 and assist university hosts with housing and dining needs. All information for summer 2009 is available at http://www.uni.edu/dor/conferences.shtml. Register at: https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/SumConf/sc_main.cgi?type=grp. Contact David Schmid at 3-2249 or david.schmid@uni.edu with questions.

 

TTY AND RELAY IOWA:

Human Resource Services and Student Disability Services will no longer carry a separate line for TTY. These lines have become obsolete. Relay Iowa will be used instead to provide TTY service for people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech impaired. Dial 711. For more information, contact Therese Callaghan in HRS at 3-6164 or Therese.Callaghan@uni.edu or visit www.relayiowa.com.

 

ROD LIBRARY NEWSLETTER:

Check out Rod Library's newsletter, "Rod Notes," highlighting new databases, research tips and what's happening at Rod Library. "Rod Notes" is available at http://www.library.uni.edu/news/newsletter.html.

 

SABIN HALL OFFICE RELOCATIONS:

The Office of the Dean for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has relocated to BAK 59 (Baker). All telephone numbers remain the same.

EMPLOYMENT:

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

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

FIDELITY RETIREMENT COUNSELOR ON-SITE:

Jason Cronick, Fidelity retirement counselor, will meet with UNI employees Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 9 and 10; Monday and Tuesday, March 2 and 3; and Tuesday and Wednesday, April 7 and 8, in Gilchrist 025. Cronick can help with questions about the UNI 403b retirement plan. Consider meeting with him if you need help with: 1) Creating an investment mix for your contributions. 2) Consolidating retirement accounts from a previous provider or employer. 3) Detailed questions about your distribution options. 4) Understanding and evaluating your sources of income if you're approaching retirement. To schedule an appointment, visit www.fidelity.com/atwork/reservations or call 1-800-642-7131.

 

INTRODUCTION TO ITS-SUPPORTED ePORTFOLIO SYSTEM:

ePortfolio use at UNI, for supporting students' needs 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, in StudioIT, ITTC 134. Visit http://www.uni.edu/assessment for more information or e-mail its-tnt@uni.edu. Bring your lunch.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

'HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION' SERIES:

UNI will host a bi-monthly education series called "Hot Topics in Education." The purpose of the series is to share information with faculty, staff and students about state education challenges and what UNI is doing to address these issues. UNI faculty panelists will present "Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) & the Achievement Gap," at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the Elm Room in Maucker Union. Refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Stacey Christensen by e-mail, stacey.christensen@uni.edu or phone, 3-3170.

 
LIFELONG UNIVERSITY CLASSES:

Do you want to learn more about topics such as energy sources and conservation, preserving family memories or creating your own container garden? UNI's Lifelong University, geared toward the lifelong learner, offers non-credit courses taught by retired and current UNI faculty and staff. For more information visit www.uni.edu/llu or call University Events Coordination at 3-6899.

 

PLANETARIUM SHOWS:

Enjoy views of the night sky without suffering from the cold. The Department of Earth Science Planetarium is open for presentations to the public at 7 p.m., every Thursday night, Jan. 22 through March 5. Shows are free and will start every 30 minutes; the last show is at 8:30 p.m. The planetarium is located in Latham Hall, Room 105. After March 5, the regular observatory shows on the roof of McCollum Science Hall will take place until the end of the semester. For further information, visit http://www.earth.uni.edu/obsvisit.html.

 

'A MEMORY, A MONOLOGUE, A RANT, A PRAYER':

"A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, a Prayer" is a dramatic reading compiled by Eve Ensler, author of "The Vagina Monologues." These stories highlight the effects of violence against women and how women's violence isn't a "woman only" issue. The performances are at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 23 and Saturday, Jan. 24, in the CAC 108. Free for students, faculty and staff.

 

VOLLEYBALL BANQUET:

The UNI Volleyball Banquet will be held at noon, Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Holiday Inn on University Avenue. The cost is $20. RSVP to Michelle Coulter at 3-3176 or michelle.coulter@uni.edu by Thursday, Jan. 22.

 

HOW TO START A BUSINESS I:

Learn how to start a business at a workshop from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required; call 3-JPEC (5732) or e-mail jpec@uni.edu. Space is limited.

 

HOW TO START A BUSINESS II:

Learn more about how to start a business at a workshop from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, in BCS 30. Advance registration is required; call 3-JPEC (5732) or e-mail jpec@uni.edu. Space is limited and information builds on Workshop I.

 

BEACH VOLLEYBALL:

Escape from the cold, snow and ice. Eight Professional Beach Volleyball athletes will bring the beach volleyball atmosphere (including 220 tons of sand) to the McLeod Center at 7:30 pm., Saturday, Jan. 31. This three-hour event will include Olympic gold medalist, Todd Rogers, "the Professor," and Olympic athlete, Nicole Branagh. Tickets are on sale now at 3-4TIX, www.unitix.uni.edu or at any UNItix location.

 

CREATIVE DRAMA CLASSES FOR YOUTH:

The Sturgis Youth Theatre, under the direction of Gretta Berghammer, will offer creative drama classes for children in kindergarten through high school, beginning Monday, Feb. 2. For complete information and registration form, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis

 
IDEA DIVERSITY SUMMIT:

Register now for the fourth annual IDEA Diversity Summit to be held Thursday, April 23, in UNI's Maucker Union. Learn about real solutions to real-life problems in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. The summit is a collaboration between communities and campuses to make Iowa a more inviting place to live, work, play and learn. Whether you are a faculty member, staff, or a student, this summit will give you the tools you need to be an agent of change in your specialty. For registration and more information, visit www.iowadiversitysummit.com.

 

FASTTRAC® GROWTHVENTURE™:

UNI's Regional Business Center/Small Business Development Center is offering the FastTrac® GrowthVenture™ program to provide an opportunity for area small business owners to evaluate their business framework and determine changes needed to improve performance and grow their business. The program will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., every Monday, from Jan. 26 through March 16, at the BCS Building. The cost is $149. For more information or to register, contact the UNI Regional Business Center at 236-8123.

ATHLETICS:

WRESTLING:

Wrestling will host Oklahoma State at 7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25, in the McLeod Center.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

NATURAL RESOURCES RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT SEMINARS:

Greg Schmitt, the private lands biologist for the Iowa DNR, will lead the first seminar in a series on natural resource research and management at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the Tallgrass Prairie Center, Room 9. Schmitt will speak on The Iowa DNR's Private Lands Program and will discuss cost-sharing and technical assistance opportunities that the DNR provides to private landowners in northeastern Iowa. The seminar series is sponsored by the Tallgrass Prairie Center. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, at 3-3828, or rwelch@uni.edu.

 

CROW FORUM:

CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, Feb. 2, in the CME Room 109A. Shoshanna Coon, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, will present "Gender and Pay Equity: UNI and the Nation." Women's and Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff and the community are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

CAB MOVIE 'SAW V':

"Saw V," starring Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor and Scott Patterson will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

PERFORMING ARTS:

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL:

Visiting artists Yulia Savrasova, soprano, and Irina Bystrova, piano, will offer a collaborative recital at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 23, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

RUSSIAN BALLET TO PERFORM CINDERELLA:

The Russian National Ballet will perform "Cinderella" at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25, in the GBPAC. For more information and tickets, visit www.gbpac.com or call 3-4TIX. UNI students receive a 50 percent discount on tickets with a valid university I.D.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Cedar Falls singer-songwriter Raldo Schneider will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26, in KUNI's studio on the third floor of the CAC. Admission is $3 at the door, free for children under 12. For broadcast times and stations visit http://www.iowapublicradio.org

 

TRUMPET RECITAL:

UNI School of Music faculty artist Randy Grabowski will present a trumpet recital at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall, with repertoire and additional performers to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

 

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL:

Assistant professor of voice John Hines will offer a voice recital featuring faculty artist Korey Barrett, piano, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CLARINET SYMPOSIUM:

UNI School of Music faculty artist Amanda McCandless will perform at, and coordinate, the 2009 Clarinet Symposium Saturday, Jan. 31, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Featuring master classes and performances by guest artists Linda Bartley, clarinet, and Nathan Williams, clarinet, this event is free and open to the public, but does require registration. For more information call 3-2028.

 

'DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY':

"Don't Worry, Be Happy" Bobby McFerrin will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, at the GBPAC. For more information and tickets, visit www.gbpac.com or call 3-4TIX. UNI students recieve a 50 percent discount on tickets.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT:

Play volleyball on Saturday, Feb. 14, on the upstairs WRC courts. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and games will be played until the winners are determined. Everyone is welcome. The cost is $5 per person; winning team members will receive either an Applebee's gift certificate or a psychology club T-shirt. Free food and drinks will be provided. Sponsored by the Psychology Club. Contact Ashley Andrew at asha05@uni.edu.

 

IRONMAN TRIATHLON CHALLENGE:

Registration begins Monday, Jan. 26, in WRC 101, for the seventh annual WRS Ironman Triathlon Challenge, a fitness incentive program. Choose from one of three Ironman distance events: traditional (2.4 mile swim; 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile walk/run), non-swimmers (substitute 15,000 meters of rowing for the swimming, bike and run distances the same) or the double ironman challenge (double the traditional distances). Record workout mileage on a provided log sheet. Workouts are self scheduled. Completion of event distances by March 6 nets the participant a certificate of achievement and an event T-shirt. The registration fee is $20. For more information, watch for event fliers, visit www.uni.edu/wellrec or contact Tim Klatt at timothy.klatt@uni.edu or 3-7120.

 

HEALTH BEAT:

Looking for a good place to workout, where it's not so congested? Consider using the WRS Health Beat in Maucker Union. Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fridays.

 

HEALTH BEAT LOCKERS:

Working out and need a locker to keep all your personal belongings? Health Beat lockers are available to rent. Find out more at www.uni.edu/wellrec/facilities/health_beat.html.

 

INTRAMURAL OPEN INDOOR CO-REC KICKBALL TOURNAMENT:

Open to students, faculty and staff. Entry forms are available at the Intramural Office, WRC 161, during the week of Jan. 20. There is a $20 entry fee and a two-game guarantee. Registration takes place Monday through Wednesday, Jan. 26-28, Intramural Office, WRC 161. Play begins at 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 1, WRC South Courts.

 

PERSONAL TRAINERS WANTED:

An informational meeting will take place at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30, in WRC 250. Class begins Monday, Feb. 2. Monday lectures will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in Room 150. Friday labs will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Room 103. For more information and to enroll, contact the personal fitness coordinator at 3-7167. Class is not for academic credit.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

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. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 13. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/womenstudies or contact Phyllis Baker at 3-7102.

 

LINCOLN BICENTENNIAL:

The Center for Multicultural Education and American Democracy Project/Provost's Office are sponsoring a series of events related to the Lincoln Bicentennial. Please announce to your classes. See http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2009_012209.shtml

 

ESSAY COMPETITION:

The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights invites submissions for the Burns H. Weston International Human Rights Essay Prize Competition. Submissions should be outstanding original scholarship on an international human rights topic. The winners receive $700 (undergraduate) or $1,000 (graduate), and are recognized at an awards event. The competition is open to all currently enrolled UNI students in all academic disciplines. Eligible essays include papers previously written for class assignments. Undergraduate essays should be 15-20 pages in length; graduate essays 25-40 pages in length. The deadline for submission is 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 2. Application materials are available at www.uichr.org under "Education". For more information, contact Amy Weismann at amy-weismann@uiowa.edu or (319) 335-0483.

 

MALL OF AMERICA BUS TRIP:

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is sponsoring a chartered bus trip to the Mall of America, Saturday, Feb. 7. The trip is $10 for UNI students and $15 for guests. The bus will leave from in front of University Book & Supply at 7 a.m. and will return at approximately 11 p.m. Sign up at the Student Involvement & Activities Center; payment is due at sign up, cash only please (No refunds are allowed). Call 3-2683 with questions.

 

CONVERSATION PARTNERS NEEDED:

Become a conversation partner. Speak one hour a week to an international student and experience other cultures; a volunteer certificate will be awarded. Sign up at Baker 72 or at http://www.uni.edu/ciep or e-mail caiyi@uni.edu

 

PI SIGMA EPSILON MEETING:

Pi Sigma Epsilon, UNI's sales and marketing organization, will host an informational meeting at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, in CBB 024. The organization is committed to providing a stepping stone from the classroom to the business world through networking opportunities and the development of professional skills. Visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/pse/index.html for more information or contact Zach Riesberg at riesberz@uni.edu.

 
GRAD CHATS IN THE UNION:

Join other graduate students for informal chats on your graduate student experience from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., every Thursday in Maucker Union near Chats. Take a break, relax and meet other graduate students from various academic programs. Bring your lunch.

 

KNOW IT - NAME IT - STOP IT:

January is National Stalking Awareness Month. Visit www.uni.edu/violenceservices and click on the "Know it. Name it. Stop it." logo to check out information on stalking, harassment, what to do if you or a friend are a victim, and how to get help. Brought to you by University Health Services.

 

DAVID COOK LIVE IN CONCERT:

See David Cook in concert at 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Tickets are $5. Tickets will be sold to students only from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26, to Friday, Jan. 30 in Maucker Union. Only cash will be accepted.

 

STUDY IN IRELAND:

Learn about studying in Ireland at an information session at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Gilchrist 007. Contact: James Hanlon, peer adviser for Ireland, at jamesh@uni.edu.

 

GRAD STUDENT SPEED MEETING:

NISG will host a graduate student speed meeting as a way for graduate students to meet other students inside and outside of their departments, at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26, in the CME.

 

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