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UNI Online is a compilation of notices to be distributed to faculty and staff. The deadline for submission is noon, the day before publication. UNI Online is distributed on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Submitted items must be sponsored by a UNI department, program or organization. No commercial or personal announcements are allowed. Announcements must have news, not opinion content. Submit items to: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009

NEWS:

SALUTE TO SERVICE:

President Ben Allen and members of the Cabinet will serve cake and ice cream in celebration of service to others and to honor those who give back to their campus, community and country from 1:30 to 3 p.m.,Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Campanile Plaza. The rain location is the Maucker Union Coffeehouse. To continue the university's tradition of helping others, consider a donation of school supplies for our Partners in Education school, Black Hawk Elementary. See the list of needed items at www.uni.edu/infosys/salute/. E-mail pres-events@uni.edu for more information.

 
FLU PREVENTION TIPS:

To prevent the spread of the flu, the CDC recommends frequent cleaning of surfaces and items that are more likely to have frequent hand contact such as desks, chairs, door knobs, keyboards, mousepads, refrigerator handles and counters. UNI departments are encouraged to provide disposable wipes so these commonly shared surfaces can be wiped down several times per day. The CDC also encourages frequent hand washing and the use of alcohol-based hand cleaners to help prevent the spread of the flu. The purchase of disposable wipes and hand cleaners would be the responsibility of individual departments.

For up-to-date flu prevention information, visit http://www.uni.edu/health/flu.html.

 

FLU SANITIZERS:

Flu sanitizer products can be ordered directly from Office Max. Campus Supply stocks an 8-ounce Purell pump and a 1-ounce Saniguard spray can. Order any of these products from Office Max or Campus Supply today and receive them tomorrow. Call 3-2451 with questions.

 

P&S STAFF EXCELLENCE NOMINATIONS:

Nominate P&S employees who have made outstanding professional contributions during their careers. Staff
Excellence Awards are presented annually to P&S employees from each Regents institution. Nomination forms are available at MyUNIverse under Current Announcements until 11:59 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11.

 

NSSE DATA AVAILABLE:

Data from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), administered to UNI students in 2006, 2007 and 2008, is accessible on the Web. Visit www.uni.edu/assessment or www.ir.uni.edu/dbweb/nsse to view the data in various formats (CatID login required). More information regarding NSSE will be available soon.

 

UM&PR NEWSLETTER:

View the first edition of The Compass, an e-newsletter distributed by the Office of University Marketing & Public Relations to guide communication efforts. The first edition of The Compass provides an overview of the areas making up marketing and public relations. Subsequent editions will feature real-life examples and tips related to communications. To view, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/compass/.

 

2009-2010 REFERRAL RESOURCES DIRECTORY:

In order to provide quality referrals for students and staff at UNI, the Office of Academic Advising compiles and edits the annual Referral Resources. The 2009-10 edition is available online at http://www.uni.edu/advising/academic/resource/referral.pdf.

 

DID YOU KNOW? CNS:

Approximately 50 percent of College of Natural Sciences graduates are accepted into professional schools or continue their education in graduate schools. Seven out of 10 biology students go on to medical, professional and graduate schools. 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Volunteers are needed from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 19 to assist with the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home Promise 5K run/walk and 10K run. Volunteers will help with race-route guidance, registration, timing, pictures, kids' events and more. Volunteers age 16 and older are welcome. E-mail the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley at volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information.

 

POLICY ON POLITICAL ACTIVITIES:

Faculty and staff are reminded of the university's policy on federal and state lobbying and political activities, posted at http://www.uni.edu/president/policies/1009.shtml. Questions may be directed to the Office of Governmental Relations at 3-6144.

 

CURRICULUM REVIEW:

The University Curriculum Committee will soon begin its review of all college-approved curriculum proposals. Committee membership and the schedule of meetings can be found at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/ucc/index.shtml. Formal department proposals can be viewed at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/ccd/curriculum/viewProposals.cgiContact Coleen Wagner at coleen.wagner@uni.edu or 3-2518 with questions and suggestions for improvement of the curriculum review process and online system.

 

TAKING UNI ALUMNI 'BACK TO CLASS' :

The UNI Today alumni magazine wants to help students of years past continue their UNI education via a section in the magazine: "Back to Class." If you have a topic or subject area that UNI's general alumni population could use in their day-to-day lives and can be delivered in a fun and concise format, send your ideas and contact information to unitoday@uni.edu.

 

NORTHERN IOWAN DELIVERY CART MISSING:

The Northern Iowan's push cart for delivering newspapers on campus is missing. The cart has a blue handle and wood platform. Northern Iowan is written in permanent marker on the handle and wood platform. If you see this cart, call 3-2157 or e-mail northern-iowan@uni.edu or michele.smith@uni.edu.

 

CAMPUS PHONE DIRECTORY CHANGES:

The deadline for updating information for the printed phone directory is Tuesday, Sept. 8. To review/update your home and office information, login to: MyUNIverse > My Personal Records > Update My Personal 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 an application at http://www.uni.edu/ciep/documents/CPForm-CIEPUNIstudentsandfaculty2009.pdf or http://www.uni.edu/ciep/documents/CPForm-CIEPStudents2009_000.pdf and send it to freim@uni.edu.

 

NATIONAL APPLE MONTH:

Apple tarts, turnovers, apple crisp, apple cider and more will be featured Tuesday, Sept. 8 through Wednesday, Sept. 30, during National Apple Month in Maucker Union restaurants. Apples are a good choice in a healthy diet providing ample fiber and nutrients. See promotions and new product information at www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening.

 

FREE BEVERAGES FOR LOYAL CUSTOMERS:

Coffee cards are available at Biscotti’s in Redeker Center and 23rd Street Market at Commons. Buy nine coffees and get one free. Coffee cards are also available at Chats in Maucker Union; buy six and get one free. For more information about promotions, go to www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening

 

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.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

To read MyUNIverse News.

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

The current Merit vacancy list is now available for viewing at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.shtml

 

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

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

INJURY PREVENTION AND SAFE RETURN TO WORK:

Workplace injuries can happen to anyone, at anytime. If the unexpected were to happen to you or one of your employees, would you know what to do? Attend a session to aide supervisors through recovery and return to work from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, in GIL 007/009. For more information, or to register, visit: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/index.asp.

 

ASSESSMENT MINI-GRANTS AVAILABLE:

The Office of Academic Assessment is offering mini-grants for assessment-related projects. For more informaton on how to apply for a mini-grant for the 2009-2010 school year, visit http://www.uni.edu/assessment/minigrants.shtml.

 

INTERESTED IN TALKING ABOUT TEACHING?:

All faculty (especially new faculty) interested in reflective discussion of teaching are invited to check out Talking and Teaching and Learning. An organizational meeting will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, Sept, 18, in SEC 528. Contact Katheryn East at eastk@uni.edu or 3-6789 with questions or visit http://faculty.cns.uni.edu/~east/ttl/

 

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
http://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=115411&org=NSF. Contact Hillery Oberle, 3-3961 or hillery.oberle@uni.edu,with additional questions.

 

IDENTIFYING YOUR SKILLS AND VALUES:

David Marchesani, career development coordinator and academic advisor, will lead a workshop on identifying your skills and values from 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, in SEC 320. The workshop is free and open to faculty, staff and students. For further information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898.

 

HOW TO MARKET TO PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT LIKE YOU:

The sixth installment of the MyEntre.Net 2009 summer Webinar series will begin at noon, Thursday, Sept. 3, at www.myentre.net with "How To Market To People Who Are Not Like You" presented by Kelly McDonald, founder of McDonald Marketing. One of the most important issues to address within a marketing plan is new market segmentation. No longer does mass marketing and mass media effectively reach an audience. McDonald will share her insights on how to effectively segment new markets and then devise messaging to reach them.

 

JPEC OPEN HOUSE:

The UNI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center is hosting an open house in celebration of entrepreneurship from 5 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Business & Community Services Building. Tour the Student Business Incubator, visit the entrepreneurship classroom, find out about courses and workshops, and talk with student entrepreneurs and incubator graduates. No RSVPs required, but appreciated. Call 3-JPEC (5732) or jpec@uni.edu for more information.

HOURS:

LIBRARY HOURS FOR LABOR DAY WEEKEND:

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#labor

 

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

CRITICAL THINKING IN THE CLASSROOM:

Faculty from UNI and Hawkeye Community College will share their classroom approaches to critical thinking from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11, at a home at 1705 Crescent Dr. in Cedar Falls. Call 277-4699 for directions. Sponsored by UNI American Democracy Project/Provost's Office. Contact Gerri Perreault 3-6898 with questions.

 

DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS:

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14, at the UNI Museum to discuss "Escape" by Carolyn Jessop and Laura Palmer, and "Stolen Innocence" by Elissa Wall and Laura Pulitzer, both of which deal with polygamy. All UNI students and Cedar Valley residents are welcome without having read either book.

 
FALL PRAIRIE WALK:

Join the staff from Black Hawk County Conservation Board for a two-hour walk through one of UNI's prairies at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the University Museum. Bring a camera and learn about the beautiful native plants of the Iowa grasslands and their importance to the wildlife they support. Register by Monday, Sept. 14; the cost is $3 per person.

 

FAMILY FUN DAY: 'A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE':

Take a walk on the wild side from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 19, at the University Museum. Make cat masks with New York artist and fashion designer Cat Chow, explore with an animal scavenger hunt, touch animal fur, view beautiful photographs and make animal crafts. This event is free and open to the public. Call 3-2188 to register by Tuesday, Sept. 15. www.uni.edu/museum.

 

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. There will be live music, food, door prizes and inspiration from area entrepreneurs and elected officials.

ATHLETICS:

SOCCER:

Soccer will host the Panther Invitational at the Cedar Valley Youth Soccer Complex on Friday and Sunday. UNI will face UMKC at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4, and the Panthers will host Western Michigan at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 6.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

'AT CLOSE RANGE':

See a documentary about National Geographic photographer, Joel Sartore at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, at the University Museum. Shooting in some of the most exciting locales on earth, often in wretched conditions, Sartore wonders if he has the best job in the world or the worst. "At Close Range with National Geographic" reminds us of where we fit in the cosmos and what we owe to the next generation of earth's inhabitants.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:

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.

 

NATURAL RESOURCE RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT SERIES:

John Pearson, an ecologist with the Iowa DNR, will lead the first seminar in a series on natural resource research and management at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center. This presentation is a broad-ranging exploration of the potential positive and negative effects of flooding in 2008 on Iowa's natural resources along the Cedar and Iowa rivers in Linn and Johnson counties. For more information, call Ryan Welch at 3-3828, or e-mail rwelch@uni.edu.

 

EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT CENTER TO HOST TWO WORKSHOPS:

"Are You the One for Me? Behavioral Interviewing Techniques" will be held Tuesday, Sept. 15. The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. Learn how to select the best person for a job. "Sharpen Your Saw: Skills and Practices of Successful Managers" will be held Wednesday, Sept. 16. Learn the tips and secrets of successful managers. Both workshops will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., in BCS 30. The cost for each workshop is $249 plus a $25 nonrefundable deposit for individual seats. Visit http://www.bcs.uni.edu/execdev/ContentPage.aspx?id=25 for more information. Enroll by calling 3-5851 e-mailing execdev@UNI.edu or online at www.bcs.uni.edu/execdev. The enrollment deadline is Thursday, Sept. 10.

PERFORMING ARTS:

'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 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.

 

FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL:

UNI School of Music faculty artist Yu-Ting Su will present a horn recital at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Repertoire will be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

 

'THE SECOND CITY':

Improv troupe "The Second City" will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11, at the GBPAC. No topic is off limits, no subject too sensitive; get ready for a night of laughter. For more information, visit www.gbpac.org or call 3-4TIX. UNI students receive a 50-percent discount.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

FREE BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILE (BCP):

Free blood chemistry profiles will take place from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 23 and Oct. 21, in the WRC Main Corridor. UNI employees who qualify for insurance benefits may receive one free BCP per academic year. With a BCP screening, blood is drawn to test for 23 components including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, blood sugar, iron, etc. Employees who also wish to have a prostate test for $10 and/or a thyroid test for $5 will pay that cost. Pay by cash, check, or payroll deduction. Students, retirees and spouses may sign up as well for a $20 BCP fee. Call 3-6119 to schedule.

 

INTRAMURAL 11-ON-11 OPEN CO-REC SOCCER TOURNAMENT:

This tournament is open to students, faculty and staff and will take place at noon, Sunday, Sept. 27, at the West Campus Fields. Entry forms will be available during the week of Sept. 14 in WRC 161. Register Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 21-23, in WRC 161. The tournament is limited to the first eight teams to register. 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, 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu,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 size, semester or year). Ask a fitness supervisor at HB, or contact Kristy Leen, WRS Personal Fitness Coordinator, at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu to rent one.

 

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, WRC 161. 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.

 

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