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Thursday, March 12, 2009

NEWS:

BUDGET MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT ALLEN:

A new budget message is posted on the president's Web site at http://www.uni.edu/president/budget/

 

OUTDOOR WARNING SYSTEM TO BE TESTED WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18:

The University Mass Notification Outdoor Warning System will be tested across the UNI campus on Wednesday, March 18. Voice and tone testing will start at approximately 10 a.m. and last about four hours. Please do not be alarmed by the sirens and messages during this time. If weather conditions are threatening, the test will be postponed.

 

YOUR OPINION COULD WIN YOU A PRIZE:

Shortly after spring break, you'll receive an e-mail invitation from SimpsonScarborough with a link to an online survey. This survey is being conducted for UNI by SimpsonScarborough, a higher education communications consulting firm, to assess views of the university's image and reputation among prospective students, alumni, current students, faculty and staff. Faculty and staff respondents will be eligible to win a 2009-2010 UNI "A" parking permit. For more information, contact james.oconnor@uni.edu

 

2009-2010 ELECTIONS:

Balloting is open for university faculty elections and for chair of the graduate faculty (separate ballots) until 5 p.m. Friday, March 13, on MyUNIverse.

 

SELF REPORTING OF RACE ETHNICITY DATA:

In order to meet the new Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) aggregate categories for reporting employee race and ethnicity data, UNI asks that all employees complete a brief questionnaire to identify their race and ethnicity based on the revised two-question format. To access the survey, visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/roles/ipeds_survey.cgi. Contact Human Resources Services at hrs-mail@uni.edu or 3-2422 with questions.

 

TIMECARDS - SPRING BREAK:

Saturday, March 14, is the pay period cutoff for the March 31 monthly and March 25 biweekly paydays. To be included in these paychecks, the timecards for the week ending March 14 must be approved by 10 a.m., Thursday, March 19 (during spring break). Make sure timecards are submitted and approved to meet the deadlines for these paydays.

 

CAMPUS CONVERSATION ON SUSTAINABILITY:

Join the Campus Conversation on Sustainability from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, April 14, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Attend all or part of a session, as your schedule allows. Visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/energy/energy_sub/campus-conversation.shtml to register; select the link on the page and log in using your Cat ID and password.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

The Hawkeye Chapter of the American Red Cross needs volunteers for CPR Sunday on Sunday, March 29, at the UNI Wellness Center. Those who complete two full hours of service will receive a free T-shirt. Volunteers should e-mail volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information.

 

PARK AND RIDE SERVICE TO END:

Park and Ride services will cease at the end of the day on March 13. The Park and Ride service will not return, but look for the opening of the Multi Modal Transit Facility in the fall. Call Brent Richmond at 3-5374 with questions.

 

ACADEMIC BUILDING FIRE ALARM TESTING:

During the week of March 16, all academic building smoke detectors, heat detectors and pull stations will be inspected and tested. The test will produce an intermittent fire alarm siren. This is not notification of fire. If the alarm goes off and is a steady alarm sound, it is a valid fire alarm and evacuation of the building should start immediately. Contact Darrell Hansen at 3-2004 with questions.

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:

UNI legislative liaison Joe Murphy will host a legislative update from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, March 13, in the Elm Room of Maucker Union. Topics will include the state budget process, budget cuts and other policy items affecting UNI during this legislative session.

 

SPRING CLEANING HELP:

The men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon will help with outdoor spring cleaning projects as a fundraiser for their chapter. Contact Josiah Sweers at (712) 870-9860 to make arrangements.

 

UPVOTE.TV OFFERS WEEKLY FIVE-MINUTE NEWS SHOW:

UpVote.TV is one of four news shows produced by the UNI-TV production class. UpVote.TV airs each Thursday in numerous forums including: UNI cable stations, Facebook, Youtube and on the Web at www.upvote.tv. The show is based on the most popular or controversial stories from the Internet which are selected by the audience through Reddit.com by giving them an "upvote." Tune in and upvote at www.upvote.tv.

 

NOMINATIONS DUE FOR CEDAR VALLEY NONPROFIT AWARDS:

UNI's American Humanics program will host the fifth annual Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon Friday, April 3. Area leaders will be honored for their dedication to the nonprofit sector. Visit http://www.uni.edu/americanhumanics/community/nonprofitawards.html to nominate a candidate by Friday, March 13.

 

TOURNAMENT BRACKET CONTEST:

Fill out a tournament bracket through Friday, March 13, at the 23rd Street Market, Commons, Biscotti’s at Redeker Center or Essentials at Maucker Union to win a basketball hoop, basketballs signed by the UNI Men’s Basketball team and other prizes.

EMPLOYMENT:

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

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

INSTITUTE FOR COURSEWARE ENHANCEMENT:

Registration is open for ITS-Educational Technology's 2009 ICE-T. Choose from two opportunities: May 11-15 or June 1-5. Select workshops from five tracks and work in staffed facilities with educational technology specialists available for consultation. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/icet for complete details and a registration form. Space is limited.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

'SAFE ZONE ALLY' ORIENTATIONS SIGN UP:

Pink ally triangle cards have long indicated support for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning people. As a way to strengthen ally commitment and knowledge of what it means, UNI Proud and the Department of Residence are sponsoring Safe Zone Ally Orientations on Friday, March 27, Wednesday, April 1 and Monday, April 6. To learn about helping to make UNI a safe zone for LGBTQ people, read how and why to attend a session this semester at http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/documents/SafeZoneCommunityWebsitepageSpr09.pdf E-mail drake.martin@uni.edu with questions.

 

ANNUAL COLLEGE OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES RESEARCH CONFERENCE:

Participate in the 16th annual College of Social and Behavioral Sciences research conference on Saturday, April 18, in the SEC. The keynote speaker will be Carol Gilligan, a notable figure in the fields of psychology, law, education and gender studies. The early registration deadline is Friday, March 27. Register online at http://www.psych.uni.edu/conference. For questions, contact Priyanka Joshi (joship@uni.edu) or Helen Harton (helen.harton@uni.edu).

 

FOOTSTEPS FOR FLOOD RELIEF:

Participate in a 5K run/walk at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 4, at the GBPAC. Proceeds from the event will go to the Cedar Valley United Way to benefit families affected by the 2008 flooding. Students, faculty and community members can register for the event at http://www.uni.edu/footsteps4floodrelief.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

THURSDAZE MOVIE:

Check out the blockbuster "Twilight" starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Billy Burke at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, March 12, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire. Free refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

WORKSHOP ON MEDIATION/ARBITRATION:

Ryan Melloy, manager of industrial relations at John Deere Waterloo Works, and Gerri Perreault, director of UNI Leadership Studies, will lead a workshop on "Mediation or Arbitration: Which Should You Use?" from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, March 12, in SEC 252. For more information, contact Perreault at 3-6898 or e-mail YLA@uni.edu

 

HEARST LECTURE WITH INGRID MATTSON:

The Department of Philosophy and World Religions and the Hearst Lecture Series present "Islam: an American Religion," a lecture by Ingrid Mattson, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Mattson is the director of the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim relations, professor of Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations at Hartford Seminary and president of the Islamic Society of North America. A reception will follow.

 

UNI DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES - JUDY JEFFREY:

Judy Jeffrey, director of the Iowa Department of Education, will deliver "The State of the State: Education in Iowa," at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, in SEC 244/245. A reception will follow at 3 p.m. in the SEC Lobby. Jeffrey will give an overview of the challenges and opportunities in education in Iowa, including the Iowa Core Curriculum, educator preparation programs, student achievement gap and the future of education.

 

STEINGRABER TO SPEAK ON ENVIRONMENTAL LINKS TO HEALTH ISSUES:

Sandra Steingraber, internationally known biologist, will discuss her work on environmental links to cancer and reproductive health at 3 and 7 p.m. Monday, April 6. The evening presentation will be in the CEEE Auditorium with a 6:30 p.m. reception in the lobby and a book signing following the talk. The 3 p.m. talk will be in WRC 252 with an environmental law class. The public is invited to all events.

PERFORMING ARTS:

SAXOPHONE AND PIANO RECITAL:

Faculty artists Chris Merz, saxophone, and Robert Washut, piano, will offer a duo recital at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 12, in Russell Hall, Room 101. This event is free and open to the public.

 

VIOLIN AND PIANO RECITAL CANCELED:

Due to a family emergency, the recital by Frederick Halgedahl and Sean Botkin scheduled for Thursday, March 12, has been canceled.

 

LIVE FROM STUDIO ONE:

Banish-Misfortune, playing traditional acoustic Celtic music, will perform at 7 p.m., Monday, March 16, 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.

 

'CHOSEN: A CHAMBER THEATRE READING':

"Chosen: A Chamber Theatre Reading," coordinated by professor of composition and theory Jonathan Schwabe, will premiere the reading of a new student chamber theatre piece at 8 p.m., Monday, March 23, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

NORTHWIND QUINTET CONCERT:

The Northwind Quintet will offer a spring recital at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall, featuring 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.

 
DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL:

The UNI Interpreters Theatre will present "Daddy's Little Girl," followed by "The Mating Game," at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, March 26-28, in LNG 040. Admission is free; 90 people will be admitted per show on a first-come, first-served basis. This production is intended for mature audiences; it contains strong language and sexual situations.

HOURS:

CHANGE IN HOURS FOR CAMPUS DINING:

Chats customers can get free coffee at Chats from 8 to 10 a.m. during spring break. Maucker Union restaurants and stores will be closed from Saturday, March 14 through Sunday, March 22, for construction. Residence dining at Towers and Redeker Centers and food carts in Schindler, Curris and WRC will also be closed Saturday, March 14 through Sunday, March 22. The 23rd Street Market in Commons and Biscotti's at Redeker will reopen at 4 p.m., Sunday, March 22.

 

CHANGE IN LIBRARY HOURS DURING SPRING BREAK:

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

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

SUMMER COURSE CHANGES:

Summer course changes have been made to 440:045 Health and Physical Education for Elementary Teachers. This is a "May Term" class which will be held May 11 through June 5. The class will meet daily from 9:50 to 11:50 a.m.

 

MERCHANT SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE EXTENDED:

Merchant Scholarships are awarded on the basis of ability, achievement, character, potential and service to society. Scholarships of $2,000-$4,000 will be awarded for graduate study for the fall of 2009. The application and related information can be accessed at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/merchant/index.shtml The deadline for this scholarship has been extended to Monday, March 30. Contact Coleen Wagner (coleen.wagner@uni.edu) in the Provost's Office with questions.

 

PANTHER COLORGUARD AUDITIONS:

Panther Marching Band Colorguard auditions will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 4, at the West Gym. RSVP by Wednesday, March 25, to amy.hunzelman@uni.edu.

 

REGISTER FOR SPRING LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE:

Registration is open for the Student Leadership Center Spring Conference. For registration information, a detailed schedule of events and a description of each session, visit www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter. Contact Alicia Mireles at mirelesa@uni.edu or 3-7422 with questions.

 
STUDY ABROAD IN FRANCE:

Talk with peer advisers and past participants about studying in France at an information session at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 12, in GIL 009. For more information, contact the Study Abroad Office, GIL 28.

 

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