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Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009
FLU PREVENTION TIPS:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are anticipating an active influenza season this fall and winter. Everyday actions can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like influenza. Visit http://www.uni.edu/health/flu.html for precautions to adopt during the flu season. The Student Health Center will keep this page updated with the latest information.
There are a variety of posters and various materials that you may wish to utilize as well. Please visit http://www.cdc.gov/germstopper/materials.htm for different prevention marketing materials that have been made available.
PRESIDENT ALLEN WELCOMES UNI COMMUNITY BACK TO CAMPUS:
Welcome back to UNI. This will be a year filled with new challenges, new opportunities and new milestones. To view a special welcome greeting from President Allen, visit http://www.uni.edu/president/.
CHANGES IN COMPUTER LABS:
This fall, the ITS public computer labs (Student Computer Centers) will phase out Microsoft Office 2003 and will only provide access to Office 2007. Contact the Computer Consulting Center, ITTC 36, at 3-5555 with questions.
CAMPUS CONVERSATION ON SUSTAINABILITY FINAL REPORT AVAILABLE:
The final report from the Campus Conversation on Sustainability, held in April, is available on the UNI c.a.r.e. (creating a responsible environment) site. View the report and share your comments at www.uni.edu/energy.
BLACK HAWK COUNTY GAMING ASSOCIATION GRANTS:
The internal deadline for the Black Hawk County Gaming Association Oct. 1 grant funding cycle is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1. BHCGA grants often fund equipment and capital improvement projects. For information on this grant opportunity and instructions on applying, contact Hillery Oberle in the Office of Sponsored Programs at email@example.com or 3-3961.
REQUEST TO UPDATE CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS PLAN:
A campus committee has updated planning documents for any major health related incident or pandemic. As a component of this planning, departments have been asked to prepare and/or update their Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP). Each divisional vice president and department head is responsible for leading this important, proactive process. To view the COOP template, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/pubsaf/emergency/index.shtml. For more questions, contact your department head.
UPDATING THE 2009-2010 CAMPUS PHONE BOOK: OFFICE INFO ONLY:
Changes for the new phone book, sections A) Office Directory, pages 5-12; B) Campus Governance Group, page 12; C) UNI fax numbers, pages 13-14; and D) Departmental Web sites, pages 15-16, can be made at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/phonebook/. The deadline for these changes is Friday, Sept. 4. If you have questions, contact Janis Jehle at 3-2761 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNI IN THE NEWS:
The Des Moines Register ran a guest opinion piece about closing the achievement gap by Dewitt Jones, educational leadership. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20090825/OPINION01/908250346/-1/BUSINESS04
The Cedar Rapids Gazette recently reported on violence in communities surrounding college campuses.
The Cedar Falls Public Library needs volunteers to deliver library materials to the homebound. Opportunities exist Monday through Friday with flexible times. Volunteers age 16 and older are welcome. E-mail volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information.
CONVERSATION PARTNERS NEEDED:
Practice your English or meet an international student and learn about another culture by becoming a conversation partner. (Participants must spend at least an hour a week with a partner.) Download http://www.uni.edu/ciep/documents/CPForm-CIEPUNIstudentsandfaculty2009.pdf or http://www.uni.edu/ciep/documents/CPForm-CIEPStudents2009_000.pdf and send your application to email@example.com.
RULES FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES:
There may be instances for teaching or research purposes that controlled substances must be used on campus. The Iowa Administrative Code has very specific rules that must be followed when ordering and using controlled substances. To learn about these rules, click on "Rules for Controlled Substances" at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/ehso/environ_safety.shtml
ACCESS TO WEB CLASS LISTS:
Department and college secretaries, department heads, and deans who have not yet requested Web access to the class lists of all courses in their department or college may obtain access by completing the Online Transactions Authorization form at http://access.uni.edu/forms/its/c02.pdf, requesting transaction SW10 - Class List Departmental Master Viewer. Return the form via campus mail to 0006 - Patti Rust, or fax to 3-6792. For additional information regarding Web class lists and grading, visit http://www.uni.edu/registrar/faculty/webgradeentryguide.shtml.
FREE PRINTER CARTRIDGES AVAILABLE:
The English Department has the following printer cartridges available for free: HP Laserjet Cartridge 29x for HP Printers 5000, 5000N, 5000GN. These items are for campus use only. Call Diana at 3-2822.
LIFELONG UNIVERSITY CLASSES:
Do you or someone you know want to learn more about topics such as Buddhism and the Dalai Lama, the economy or art? Then try UNI's Lifelong University. This program, geared toward the lifelong learner, offers non-credit courses taught by retired and current UNI faculty and staff. Lifelong University is a way to learn just for fun. For more information visit www.uni.edu/llu or call University Events Coordination at 3-6899.
EVENING DINING SERVICE AT PREXY'S:
Prexy’s salad bar, Café Fresco and the grab-n-go options will be available until 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. See promotions and new product information at www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening.
CAMPUS STORES AND RESTAURANTS ON FACEBOOK:
Rialto, Piazza, 23rd Street Market, Essentials and Prexy's are on Facebook. Become a fan and get updates on promotions and new products.
Get a free insulated mug for hot beverages at 23rd Street Market in Commons; Biscotti's in Redeker Center; and Prexy's, Chats and Essentials in Maucker Union. The refillable mug give-away is a Department of Residence sustainability initiative and continues this week while supplies last. Using the cup for refills adds to the convenience and value of your business with on-campus retail operations. See promotions and new product information at http://www.uni.edu/dor/promotions/FallPromotions08242009.pdf
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/employment/
ACCESS TO SUSTAINABILITY RESOURCE:
UNI is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). As an institutional member, all UNI faculty, staff and students can access the organization's member benefits, which include online resources and opportunities for networking, information sharing and professional development. Visit www.aashe.org to learn more about AASHE and sustainability in higher education.
LUNCH & LEARN:
How does the Business and Community Services Division benefit UNI, Iowa and you? The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center's Lunch and Learn fall series will host Allison Born Ingman, BCS grants and communications specialist, who will discuss the various divisions and answer questions. Bring your lunch and learn about BCS at noon, Friday, Aug. 28, in BCS 33. RSVP at 3-JPEC or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NSF DAY AT UNIVERSITY OF IOWA:
The National Science Foundation will host a one-day informational workshop Thursday, Oct. 8, at the University of Iowa. Designed primarily for those less experienced with NSF proposing, the workshop will provide an overview of NSF and its programs. There is no fee, but workshop space is limited. To register, and for more information, visit
DATES ADDED FOR LEARN WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A UNI SAFE-ZONE ALLY:
Pink ally-triangle cards have long indicated support for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning individuals. However, obtaining a card required little more than a supportive attitude. 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 this fall. If you're serious about helping make UNI a safe zone for LGBTQ folks (or just curious about what that means), visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/documents/Fall09poster_003.pdf for details. (Course instructors are encouraged to consider offering this as a contextually-appropriate class assignment.)
LIBRARY HOURS FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND:
HEALTH BEAT HOURS:
Health Beat, located in Maucker Union, is open 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.
NEW HOURS FOR INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES AND TECHNOLOGY SERVICES:
Monday through Thursday: 7:45 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday: closed; Sunday 2 - 10 p.m. (222 SEC).
FREE BIKE TUNE-UPS:
Free mini bike tune-ups for UNI students, faculty and staff will be provided by Bike Tech from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27, by Lawther Field in conjunction with Welcome Week activities. Sponsored by Wellness and Recreation Services.
FALLEN SOLDIER MEMORIAL DEDICATION:
The UNI Cadet Panther Battalion invites you to the Fallen Soldier Memorial Dedication at 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 29, at the main entrance of the West Gym. A reception will follow.
KINDERMUSIK ENROLLING FOR FALL SEMESTER CLASSES:
Kindermusik, a part of the UNI Community Music School, will offer a 14-week fall Kindermusik session for little musicians and their caregivers from Tuesday, Sept. 8 - Dec. 18. Kindermusik classes include singing, dancing, instrument play-alongs and creative learning to stimulate all areas of child development. Evening and morning classes for infants, toddlers, and multi-age classes for siblings are available. Classes will be held in Room 30 at the GBPAC. The deadline for registration is Saturday, Sept. 5. For more information, visit www.joyful-noise-studio.com, or contact Tricia Freeman at (319) 415-9404 or email@example.com.
The GBPAC will host auditions for the "Nutcracker" Saturday, Sept. 12, at the GBPAC, for local children ages 7 through 18. For more information, visit: http://www.gbpac.com/outreach/master.shtml. Previous dance experience not required.
ENTRE BASH AND SMALL BUSINESS EXPO:
The Cedar Valley's EntreBash! and Small Business Expo will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the George Washington Carver Academy in Waterloo. Hosted by the UNI Regional Business Center and Waterloo Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation, EntreBash! is a networking event and an opportunity for small-business owners to showcase their business. During the event, attendees can speak directly with business advisers who will provide referrals to individuals and organizations for assistance with obtaining financing, increasing sales, doing business on the Web, market research, finding new markets and other business services. There will be live music, food, door prizes and inspiration from area entrepreneurs and elected officials.
SAVE THE DATE -- CONVOCATION:
You are invited to join President Allen at the university convocation at 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the Commons Ballroom. More details will be available soon.
MIDDLE EAST CONFERENCE:
Attend "A Free Palestine and a Secure Israel: From Occupation to Liberation and Reconciliation" Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9 - 10, in the SEC. Co-sponsored by UNI Public Policy. For information on registration, posters, etc., visit www.sabeeliowa.org.
The UNI soccer team will host UW-Green Bay in its home opener at 1 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 30, at the Cedar Valley Youth Soccer Complex.
IMSEP PROJECT SUMMARY:
Join the GBPAC staff for a showing of its video documentary of the "Learning Mathematics and Science Through the Arts," funded by the Iowa Math and Science Education Partnership, from 3 to 3:45 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 2, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. The video will feature project objectives, rationale and participant testimonials. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit: http://www.gbpac.com/outreach/lmsta.shtml
FRAGILE NATURE and TOUCH THE SKY:
Experience the beauty of the natural world with two photography exhibits this fall at the University Museum. Open Aug. 29 through Oct. 24, "Fragile Nature" offers a view of some of Earth's most delicate and endangered species as seen through the lens of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore. On display Nov. 2 through Dec. 23, the photography of Jim Brandenburg is featured in "Touch the Sky," a tribute to the vistas and creatures of the American prairie.
MUSIC EDUCATION WORKSHOP:
School of Music Instructor in Music Education Michelle Swanson will coordinate a music education workshop at 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 29, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.
GRADUATE COLLEGE BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES:
Professor Roy Behrens, Art Department and the recipient of the 2009-2010 UNI Graduate College Distinguished Scholar award, will present "Unearthing Art and Camouflage: My Research on the Fence Between Art and Science" at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the ITTC Studio 1 and 2. The presentation is a slide-illustrated account of more than 40 years of research of the contributions to Modern-era camouflage (both biological and military) of artists, architects, scientists and others, a project that resulted in articles, books, exhibits and films. Coffee and cookies will be served.
PROCESS' 1.5 SIGMA: A QUANTITATIVE STUDY:
Six Sigma is a methodology for improving business processes. A defense of the results of an investigation of industrial processes explains how to separate the movement of the process average from its internal variation.
FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL:
UNI School of Music faculty artist Sean Botkin will present a piano recital at 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
'PASSAGES TO PALESTINE':
As citizens of a global community, do we have humanitarian responsibilities to the innocent victims of violent conflict in another part of the world? What moral obligation do we have to intervene on behalf of the millions of ordinary citizens caught in the middle of horrifying political, religious and ethnic wars every single day? Using the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a backdrop, the Strayer-Wood Theatre explores these questions in "Passages to Palestine." A touring multi-media devised theatre performance, conceived by UNI Professor of Theatre Richard Glockner, "Passages to Palestine" will premiere at 7 and 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, in the Bertha Martin Theatre. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre
INTRAMURAL 100/200 MILE RUN/WALK FITNESS CLUB:
The fitness club is open to students, faculty, staff, spouses and retirees. The entry fee is $15 per person and registration will begin Monday, Sept.14, in the Intramural Office, WRC161. Mileage sheets will be available at that time. The deadline to complete mileage is Friday, Nov. 27. A dry-fit T-shirt will be awarded to those who complete their mileage by the deadline. Call 3-7262 with questions.
USE A PERSONAL TRAINER:
Let a personal trainer design a program with your specific goals in mind. Trainers are results driven and want you to succeed. Contact Kristy Leen (call 3-7167 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html for more information.
WRS HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:
Tired of hauling your workout gear to campus every day? Lockers are available for rent (half or long, semester or year). Ask a fitness supervisor at HB, or contact Kristy Leen, WRS Personal Fitness Coordinator, at 3-7167 or email@example.com to rent one.
MASSAGE AVAILABLE IN THE WRC:
Schedule a massage with licensed massage therapist, Katie Hover, for relaxation, stress management or rehabilitation. Learn more about UNI massage therapy at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/massage_therapy.html. To schedule an appointment, call the Wellness Resource Lab, WRC 104, at 3-6119. Provided by Wellness and Recreation Services.
INTRAMURAL OPEN CO-REC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT:
The softball tournament is open to students, faculty and staff and will take place at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 13, Intramural Fields. A mandatory managers' meeting is at 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27, in SEC 252. Entries are due by 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, Intramural Office, WRC 161. Entry fee is $20 per team and limited to first eight teams to register. If you have questions, call 3-7262.
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