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Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009
MORROW TO HEAD UNI FINANCIAL AID:
Joyce Morrow has been named director of financial aid at UNI, effective March 2. She will replace Roland Carrillo, who has announced his retirement, effective Feb. 27. See the full news release at http://www.umpr.uni.edu/NewsReleases.asp?NewsID=4137
STUDENT EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS AVAILABLE:
Supervisors, nominate your student employees for the 2008-2009 UNI Student Employee of the Year. To view eligibility criteria and print a nomination, visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid/pdf/employee-of-year.pdf.
VACATION DONATION PROGRAM FOR TORNADO/FLOODING ENDS:
The vacation donation program officially concluded on Dec. 31, and the donated vacation hours exceeded the requested hours by nearly four times. The unused vacation time was donated to UNI employees affected by last year's tornado and flooding.
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.
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.
Vacancies at the P&S level include accountant/foundation, information technology specialist/CHFA, senior research scientist, senior laboratory specialist and an internal search for the director/academic learning center. 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/?
SHARING ICN SUCCESSES AND STRATEGIES:
UNI faculty will share successes and strategies for using the Iowa Communication Network (ICN) for effective distance learning from 1 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, in SEC 130A. Topics include navigating the ICN classroom for interactive learning, extending the ICN classroom with Web technologies, facilitating group collaboration and presentations, incorporating guest speakers and fostering relationships for enhanced student interactivity. Hosted by UNI Continuing & Distance Education. Contact Belle Cowden at 3-7211 or email@example.com for more information.
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.
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.
Get reasonably priced artwork at the Beyond the Wall (www.beyondthewall.com) poster sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29 and Friday, Jan. 30, in Maucker Union. Sponsored by Maucker Union.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited and information builds on Workshop I.
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.
St. Stephen Catholic Student Center will host an evening of hors d'oeuvres, drinks, dancing and silent auction from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, in Maucker Union Ballroom. Then proceed to the GBPAC for the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony's "B Surprised" concert. Cost is $60 per person. All proceeds from the event will support the ministries of St. Stephen the Witness. For more information or to attend, contact Kelly at 266-9863 or email@example.com.
COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS IOWA CONFERENCE:
Attend the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Iowa Conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, March 6, in Maucker Union. We can accommodate you and/or your class -- much of the conference is arranged on a MWF class schedule. The conference is free and will have information for all majors. Visit www.jpec.org/ceic2009.htm to view the agenda. Call 3-JPEC (5732) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements or to register.
GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM:
The second annual Graduate Student Research Symposium will be held on Wednesday, April 1, in the GBPAC. The symposium is open to all current graduate students as well as December 2008 graduates. Students' research, scholarship and creative achievements will be showcased by poster presentation and performances and will be judged by professionals in the field. Monetary awards will be given for first place ($200), second place ($100) and third place ($50) in each of the two categories of poster presentation and performance. For more information, including the registration form and a tentative schedule, visit www.grad.uni.edu/symposium. The registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 27.
Men's Basketball will host Illinois State at 7:05 p.m., Wedneday, Jan. 28, in the McLeod Center.
Women's basketball will host Indiana State at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30, in the McLeod Center. The Panthers host Illinois State at 3:05 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 1, in the McLeod Center.
Wrestling will host Northern Illinois at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30, in the West Gym.
Tennis will host North Dakota at 1 p.m. and Chicago State at 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30. The Panthers host UMKC at 11 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 1. All matches are at the Black Hawk Tennis Club in Waterloo.
Swimming will host Minnesota State-Mankato at 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30, in the WRC pool.
TRACK AND FIELD:
Track and Field will host the Jack Jennett Invitational all day on Friday, Jan. 30 and Saturday, Jan. 31, in the UNI-Dome.
"The Home Show" is an exhibition curated by UNI associate professor of art Aaron Wilson and features the work of Wanda Ewing, April V. Flanders, Anita Jung and UNI alumnus James Greene. Artist James Greene will lecture at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3, in KAB 111. Sponsored in part by the Florence Hartwig Foundation, the University Research Council, and the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Appalachian State University.
LINCOLN BICENTENNIAL EVENTS:
The Center for Multicultural Education and American Democracy Project/Provost's Office are sponsoring a series of events related to the Lincoln Bicentennial. See http://www.uni.edu/unionline/info/2009_012209.shtml
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 email@example.com.
GRADUATE COLLEGE BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES:
Bettina Fabos, assistant professor of communication studies, will present "Visualizing Scholarship: Making Our Ideas Accessible to a Wider Audience," at noon, Wednesday, Jan. 28, in MSH 001.
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.
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.
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.
SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT:
The faculty artist Chamber Music Showcase will feature a diverse group of UNI School of Music faculty artists at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.
FLUTE CHOIR AND FLUTE STUDIO CONCERT:
The Northern Iowa Flute Choir and Flute Studio will present its annual concert at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
JANUARY WORDS OF WELLNESS:
The January Words of Wellness (UNI employee 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, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3-6921 with your name and UNI ID #.
FREE BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILES (BCP):
One free blood chemistry profile per academic year is available to UNI employees who qualify for insurance benefits. With a BCP screening, blood is drawn to test for 23 components including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, blood sugar, iron, etc. Employees who wish to also have a prostate test (PSA) for $10 and/or a thyroid test (TSH) for $5 will pay that cost. Pay by cash, check, payroll deduct or u-bill. Screening will take place from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the WRC main corridor. Additional dates will be added based upon interest. Students, retirees and spouses may sign up as well for a $20 BCP fee. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 to schedule.
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 email@example.com or 3-7120.
TELL YOUR STUDENTS:
WASHINGTON D.C. INTERNSHIPS:
Students interested in a summer or fall internship in our nation’s capital can do so through The Washington Center (TWC). Opportunities are available for all majors; $2,300 scholarships for Iowa residents and other scholarships are available. Credit can count toward UNI graduation. Housing is arranged. UNI students have interned with the Department of Defense, National Geographic Channel, Treasury Department, Women for Women International and the Naval Museum. An information meeting will take place at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Gilchrist 009. Contact Al Stamberg, 3-6398, with questions.
BECOME A PEER ADVISOR:
Apply to be an undergraduate Peer Academic Advisor in Residence (PAIR) for the 2009-2010 academic year. PAIRs work in Academic Advising and in an assigned residence hall where they live. Information and applications are available from the Online Job Board, www.uni.edu/advising/ or in Gilchrist 102. Applications are due Monday, Feb. 16.
Application materials are available for the McElroy Fellowship at www.grad.uni.edu. Candidates must be graduates or graduating seniors of a liberal arts program and intend to pursue graduate study toward a Ph.D. at an accredited university. The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 30. For more information, contact the Graduate College at 3-2748.
GRADUATE COLLEGE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES:
Kim MacLin, Department of Psychology, will present "How to Prepare Prizewinning Symposium Posters" from 1 to 2 p.m., Friday, Jan 30, in ITT 136. To sign up for the workshop, e-mail Ken Nesbett, at firstname.lastname@example.org. This workshop will be posted on the Graduate College Web site following the presentation.
BEST PRACTICES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS:
Chris Neuhaus will present "Navigating Information Pathways and Best Practices for Graduate Students" from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 2, in ITT 136. Learn to plan the literature review, locate dissertations and theses using a variety of databases and locate research in books using either Word Cat, Google Books, and UNISTAR and enhance research skills. To sign up, contact Ken Nesbett, at email@example.com. Following the workshop, the presentation will be posted on the Graduate College Web site (www.grad.uni.edu).
STUDY ABROAD OPEN HOUSE:
Join past participants and peer advisers during the study abroad open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, in Gilchrist 007 and 009. Learn about the more than 300 programs offered. Contact the Study Abroad Office at 3-7078, or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
APPLY FOR SUE FOLLON SCHOLARSHIP:
Applications are being accepted for the 2009-2010 Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership. This is a one-year award for $3,500, applied directly to the student's university bill, half each semester. Applicants must be full-time, undergraduate students who have completed at least 30 credit hours at UNI and will be returning for the following academic year (both fall and spring). A cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher is also required. Use the common scholarship application at www.uni.edu/finaid/. Application deadline is 4 p.m., Friday, March 6. For more information, contact Jan Hanish, 3-3526 or email@example.com.
Students Against a Violent Environment (SAVE) holds meetings at 7 p.m., each Thursday, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. All UNI students welcome. There will be free refreshments at the meeting on Jan. 29. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
EXPLORE HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS MAJORS AND MINORS:
Consider the academic majors and minors offered by the eight departments that make up the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Visit the informational table from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, in Maucker Union.
THE WORD IS...RACE:
Every minute, a college student somewhere sees or hears racist, sexist, homophobic or other biased words or images. Help your students become educated citizens who fight hate. Visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/ and look for "The Word is..." bulletin board series for ideas.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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