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Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009

NEWS:

INVITATION TO UNIVERSITY CONVOCATION:

Students, faculty and staff are invited to university convocation at 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the Commons Ballroom. To view a special invitation to convocation, an event that recognizes excellence, visit http://www.uni.edu/president/convocation/.

 

LIVE STREAMING OF BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING:

Live audio streaming of the Thursday, Sept. 17, meeting of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will be available at www2.state.ia.us/regents. The agenda is posted at http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/Meetings/Agendas/agenda.html

 
FEDERAL AND STATE REPORTING INVENTORY:

In an effort to further improve accountability, transparency and risk management, a central record of compliance with all applicable state and federal reporting requirements is being developed. Each division of the university is requested to inventory the reports submitted by individuals/offices in their area and record them on the form at http://www.ir.uni.edu/dbweb/govrel/heoa.cfm. To view an example of the information required to complete this request, visit http://www.ir.uni.edu/dbweb/govrel/Sample_form.pdf. Information is due by Friday, Oct. 2. E-mail Patricia.Geadelmann@uni.edu with questions.

 

FACULTY & STAFF ENCOURAGED TO GET SEASONAL FLU SHOTS FROM PERSONAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS:

Two thousand seasonal flu vaccinations will be available to UNI students free of charge from Tuesday, Sept. 22 through Wednesday, Sept. 30. Dates, times and locations of the free student flu vaccinations can be found at http://www.uni.edu/health/flu.html. The flu vaccinations will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for students only. Faculty and staff accustomed to getting a seasonal flu vaccination at the Student Health Center may want to contact personal health care providers. The clinic will focus its allotment of doses on students and there may (or may not) be vaccines available to faculty and staff.

All UNI students, faculty and staff are encouraged to get a vaccination for the seasonal flu. This is not a vaccination for the H1N1 flu, but having it will help the overall population at UNI remain healthier.

 

BYERS NAMED INTERIM HRS DIRECTOR:

Michelle Byers, associate director of Human Resource Services, has been named interim director of the department. Byers replaces Nick Bambach who will retire on Oct. 1 after 10 years as HRS director. Byers is in her 10th year at UNI, and was HR coordinator for employment and labor relations prior to being named associate director in 2007.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

IPTV broadcast U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's April 24 address at UNI on Wednesday, Sept. 16. It will be shown again at noon, Sunday, Sept. 20.

http://www.iptv.org/series.cfm/15841/intelligent_talk_television/ep:163

 

PANTHER PARENT NEWSLETTER CONTENT SUBMISSION:

The next issue of the Panther Parent newsletter will be distributed the week of Oct. 5. If you have submissions for the Panther Parent newsletter, send to liz.conklin@uni.edu by Friday, Sept. 18. To view past issues of Panther Parent, visit http://www.uni.edu/resources/parents/newsletter.shtml. Space is limited and editorial content will be determined by UM&PR and Student Affairs.

 

DID YOU KNOW? CNS:

UNI science and mathematics programs are nationally recognized for their excellence. Fully accredited by the National Association of Industrial Technology, UNI's Doctor of Industrial Technology program is the only doctoral program of its kind in the nation, producing two to five doctorates per year.  

 

WHAT THE NATIONAL SURVEY OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT TELLS US:

Which of the following sources is most used by first-year students to get national news -- radio, TV, print newspapers/magazines or online resources? Find out from Consortium Question 2b, added to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) in 2008, available at www.uni.edu/assessment/data/documents/2008nsseadpdata_000.pdf (use your CAT ID to access this document).

 

A&F AWARD NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED:

Nominations are being accepted for the Administration and Financal Services (A&F) Division's High Five Award for Staff Excellence. Permanent A&F employees with a minimum of two years of service are eligible to receive the award. Any member of the university community can submit a nomination. Watch UNI Online for more information or visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/high_five.shtml. A&F employees may use the nomination forms they received through campus mail or use the online version found at the link above. The submission deadline is Friday, Oct. 2.

 

LEAD SUMMER PROGRAMS TO IRELAND AND ITALY:

UNI Study Abroad Center (SAC) is seeking UNI faculty members interested in leading two-to-three week-long academic programs abroad to Italy, Ireland or other destinations in May through July 2010. SAC will assist with all program logistics. Faculty-leaders receive compensation. Direct questions to Yana Cornish at yana.cornish@uni.edu or 3-7078.

 

SUSHI TUESDAYS:

Sushi Tuesday will return to Maucker Union four times in 2009-10. Sept. 22 will be the first Sushi Tuesday. Sushi is prepared in Maucker Union kitchens and presented through Wasabi in Prexy’s, Maucker Union. Flavors are: California, tuna and vegetable cream cheese. Sushi costs $4.50 to $5 for a meal-size serving. See promotions and new product information at www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

To read MyUNIverse News.

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

Current Merit vacancies are 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:

TIAA-CREF COUNSELING:

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus conducting one-on-one counseling sessions Thursday, Sept.17; Tuesday, Sept. 29; and Wednesday, Sept. 30. A TIAA-CREF representative can help answer questions such as 1) Is my investment mix appropriate? 2) Am I saving enough to maintain my lifestyle in retirement? and 3) How do I use my funds for income in retirement? To sign up for these complimentary meetings, visit www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call (toll free) (866) 842-2977.

 

EUNICE DELL SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE FOR THE WAY UP CONFERENCE

The Eunice A. Dell Memorial Fund was established in 2008 to provide support for young professional women to participate in The Way Up Conference. Young professional women (age 30 or younger) in any higher education institution in Iowa who aspire to moving up in higher education leadership or administration may apply for this scholarship. Applications are due Thursday, Oct. 1. For details, visit
http://www.uni.edu/ietti/wayup/2009_conference/index.html. For more information, contact Doreen Hayek (doreen.hayek@uni.edu; 3-7300) or Shelley Matthews O'Connell (shelley.matthews@uni.edu; 3-7736).

 

STATISTICAL DATA ANALYSIS HELP AND SHORT COURSES:

The Department of Mathematics provides assistance through its Statistical Consulting Lab (SCL), offering a free source of statistical support for routine data analyses to students, faculty and staff. Contact Mark Jacobson at 3-7172 or jacobson@cs.uni.edu to set up an appointment. Visit http://www.cs.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL for short courses schedule (SPSS, Minitab, SAS).

 

FACTS FOR FACULTY:

The Office of Student Financial Aid has posted the fall 2009 edition of "Facts For Faculty" newsletter at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/faculty_newsletter/fn_fall09.pdf. The purpose of the newsletter is to provide financial aid information to assist all faculty and staff in their work and communication with students.

 

BECOME A CARD-DISPLAYING UNI SAFE ZONE ALLY:

UNI is a friendly, safe campus for most. Allies are needed, however, to make it friendler and safer for everyone. Learn more at one of seven Safe Zone Ally Orientations. The first orientation will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 27, in the Noehren Rec Room. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/documents/Fall09poster_003.pdf.

 

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

JOIN CANNED FOOD DRIVE:

Join the UNI Alumni Association and the Northeast Iowa Food Bank in a food drive Sept. 15 - 22. Canned food and toiletry items can be dropped off at the UNI Alumni House between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/communityvisit/cedar-falls

 

COMMUNITY VISIT DAY IN COUNCIL BLUFFS:

Did you know more than 225 UNI alumni educators live in Council Bluffs? UNI is planning a Community Visit Day in the Council Bluffs area on Thursday, Sept. 17 and Friday, Sept. 18. UNI will host a variety of events with service clubs, schools, business leaders and prospective students. For more information contact Stacey Christensen, at stacey.christensen@uni.edu, or 3-6728, or visit http://www.uni.edu/communityvisit/council-bluffs

 

COMMUNITY VISIT DAY IN THE CEDAR VALLEY:

Did you know more than 1,300 UNI alumni educators live in the Cedar Valley? UNI is planning a Community Visit Day in the Cedar Valley area on Tuesday, Sept. 22. UNI will host a variety of events with service clubs, schools, business leaders and prospective students. For more information contact Stacey Christensen at stacey.christensen@uni.edu, or 3-6728 or visit http://www.uni.edu/communityvisit/cedar-falls

 

THE DAILY SHOW'S SENIOR BLACK CORRESPONDENT TO SPEAK AT UNI:

Larry Wilmore,"The Senior Black Correspondent" on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," will speak at 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, in Maucker Union. In his speech, "Don't Take Diversity Seriously: Just kidding," Wilmore opens the door to an honest conversation about race and diversity in our country, as he delivers a message laced with comedy in an interactive, multi-media discussion.

 

APPLES, CHEESE AND COMEDY:

The Cedar Falls Annual Community Read for the Environment partners will host an "Apples, Cheese & More" mini-festival and potluck picnic from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Hartman Reserve Nature Center, 657 Reserve Drive. Sample apples from local orchards, help make apple cider and learn to make cheese. Participants should bring a dish or two to share, tableware and a beverage. This free celebration will end with comedy improv troupe "Half Masted's" tribute to apples. For more information, visit www.ceee.uni.edu/acre.aspx, call Hartman Reserve at 277-2187, or e-mail Susan Salterberg at susan.salterberg@uni.edu.

 

MONARCH TAGGING AND NET MAKING:

See a butterfly up close with a net that you have made yourself. Tag a Monarch and then come inside the University Museum to learn more about butterflies with books, crafts and other hands-on activities at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22. Join the staff from Black Hawk County Conservation Board in cooperation with UNI Museums for an evening full of butterflies and net making. Cost is $7 per person. Call 3-2188 to register by Monday, Sept. 21.

 

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR NICK BAMBACH:

A retirement reception for Human Resource Services director Nick Bambach will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, in Commons Georgian Lounge. A short program will take place at 2:45 p.m. Join Administration and Financial Services and Human Resource Services and celebrate Nick's 10 years of service to UNI.

 

VICTIM SERVICE INSTITUTE:

A conference offering cross disciplinary training to campus and community personnel who are points of first contact for campus victims of dating and domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Maucker Union Expansion. There is a $20 registration fee. E-mail margaret.corson@uni.edu to register. Sponsored by the DOJ-funded Campus Violence Prevention Project. For more information, e-mail Annette Lynch (lynch@uni.edu.)

 
STURGIS YOUTH THEATRE OFFERS CREATIVE DRAMA CLASSES:

The Sturgis Youth Theatre's schedule of creative drama classes for youth in kindergarten through high school is available. Classes begin Monday, Oct. 5. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis

ATHLETICS:

FOOTBALL:

Football will host St. Francis at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19, in the UNI-Dome. The first 12,000 fans will receive a piece of the old turf.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

'VOICE TO VISION' EXHIBITION:

"Voice to Vision," an exhibition of artwork by Holocaust and Rwandan genocide survivors, will run Wednesday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Oct. 25, at the UNI Gallery of Art Showcases. Curator David Feinberg will give a lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, in KAB 111. An opening reception will follow. This programming is a partnership between UNI Department of Art, UNI Holocaust and Genocide Education Program, and the Waterloo Center for the Arts.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:

CONSTITUTION DAY LECTURE:

John Johnson, history, will lecture on "The U.S. Constitution: It's Not For Beginners!" from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, in SRL 115. Johnson is a constitutional scholar who has written books on affirmative action, student rights (Tinker v. Des Moines), freedom of speech, the right to privacy and the rules of evidence. UNI's American Democracy Project/Provost's Office is sponsoring the event to celebrate Constitution Day. Free and open to the public.

 

HOXIE FORUM - CONGRESS-TO-CAMPUS:

The Hoxie Forum will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, in SRL 115. Former Congressmen Bill Burlison (D-MO) and Phil English (R-PA) will discuss congressional-presidential relations. The former members of Congress will visit UNI as part of the Congress-to-Campus program. The forum will be moderated by Scott Peters, associate professor of political science. A brief reception will follow the forum. For further information e-mail donna.hoffman@uni.edu or call 3-5916.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Undergraduate students Jake Haden, Trent England and Brad Davison will discuss "Geology Summer Field Camp" at 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, in Latham 125.

 

SEX AROUND THE WORLD:

Janell Carroll will deliver the presentation "Sex Around the World" from 8 to 9:15 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22, in LNG 117. A prominent national speaker, sexologist and author, Carroll will discuss how sexual attitudes, practices and behaviors vary by culture. Free event.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS I:

Learn the basics of starting a small business, including business structure, taxes and resources, from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, in BCS 33. Advance registration is required; e-mail jpec@uni.edu or call 3-JPEC (5732).

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS II:

Learn the components of a business plan and what makes an effective plan from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23, in BCS 33. The workshop will build on information from the Start a Small Business I workshop. Advance registration is required; e-mail jpec@uni.edu or call 3-JPEC (5732).

 

MAKING USE OF THE NATIONAL SURVEY OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOP:

NSSE provides a variety of data related to perceptions and behaviors of students at UNI. To find out where to find NSSE data and how it can be useful to you, come to "What Is NSSE and How Can We Use It at UNI?" from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the State College Room in Maucker Union. See http://www.uni.edu/assessment for a flier for this event.

 

ECOLOGICAL PERFORMANCE OF MITIGATION WETLANDS IN IOWA:

Terry VanDeWalle, the principal scientist with Natural Resource Consulting, will present the results of a comprehensive study of the ecological performance of wetland mitigation sites in Iowa at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center (¼ mile west of the McLeod Center on West 27th Street). Species richness and abundance data were collected on algae, protozoa, aquatic invertebrates, vascular plants, butterflies, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals at each site. Species richness and diversity at 12 Iowa DOT mitigation sites and three reference sites were compared to determine if mitigation wetlands are performing differently than reference wetlands. For more information, call 3-3828, or e-mail rwelch@uni.edu.

 

CURATOR'S LECTURE, 'VOICE TO VISION' EXHIBITION:

In conjunction with the exhibition "Voice to Vision" (V2V) at the UNI Gallery of Art, David Feinberg of the University of Minnesota and V2V project director, will give a curator’s lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, in KAB 111. An opening reception will follow. Special guest Floriane Robins-Brown, executive director of the Nibakure Children's Village in Rwanda and a participant in V2V, will also present and field questions.

 

EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT CENTER TO HOST WORKSHOP:

"Managing Multiple Priorities: Organization and Time Management" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the BCS 30. Vickie Robinson will discuss how to use a prioritizing plan where important tasks are done on time and strategies for handling unexpected requests. The cost for UNI employees is $260 per person which includes the training materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. The enrollment deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 22. To enroll, call 3-5851, e-mail execdev@UNI.edu or visit www.bcs.uni.edu/execdev.

 

CYCLE OF VIOLENCE LECTURE:

The Cycle of Violence, a special community presentation by David Lisak that examines the history of violence in the lives of violent criminals, will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the Lang Auditorium. Sponsored by the Campus Violence Prevention Project and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

 

'BUILDING A MOTIVATING CULTURE TO MAXIMIZE PERFORMANCE' WORKSHOP:

"Building a Motivating Culture to Maximize Performance," will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, in the BCS. Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 25. Learn to build and sustain a motivating, challenging and fun business culture; find out what's truly important to employees who report directly to you; analyze and identify people-based and reward-based motivators; and develop recognition and reward processes. Vickie Robinson will facilitate the workshop. UNI employees receive a 10-percent discount, equating to $260 per person. For more information or to register, call 3-5851 or e-mail execdev@uni.edu. Registration can also be completed by visiting www.bcs.uni.edu/execdev and clicking "Enroll Now."

 

'ISLAM: AN AMERICAN RELIGION':

The Department of Philosophy and World Religions and the College of Humanities and Fine Arts Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series will present "Islam: An American Religion," a public lecture by Ingrid Mattson, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Mattson is 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.

 

CROW FORUM:

CROW Forum will be held at noon, Monday, Oct. 5, in the CME 109A. Annette Lynch, Department of Design, Textiles, Gerontology, and Family Studies, will present "Working to End Gender Violence on College Campuses: 1999-2009." The Women’s & Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited for the informal presentation and discussion.

PERFORMING ARTS:

PIANO RECITAL:

UNI School of Music alumnus Vladan Milenkovic will offer a piano recital at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, featuring faculty artist Robert Washut, piano, and other guests. He has recently completed his master's degree at UNI where he performed with Jazz Band One and served as a teaching assistant. He is currently on faculty at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. This event is free and open to the public.

 

LARRY GATLIN AND THE GATLIN BROTHERS:

Grammy Award winners Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18, at the GBPAC. For more information and tickets, visit www.gbpac.org or call 3-4TIX. UNI students receive a 50 percent discount.

 

QUINTET-SENTIAL:

See Quintet-sential at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. The UNI Faculty String Quartet joins Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra Music Director Jason Weinberger and principal pianist Sean Botkin for this performance of Mozart's Clarinet Quintet and Brahms' Piano Quintet.

 

JUNGLE JACK HANNA:

Jungle Jack Hanna and his exotic animal friends will perform at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20, at the GBPAC. For more information and tickets, 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.

 

PERSONAL TRAINERS:

Let a personal trainer design a program with your specific goals in mind. Contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html

 

WRS HEALTH BEAT (HB) LOCKER SERVICES:

Tired of hauling all your workout gear to campus every day? Health Beat lockers are available for rent (half or long size, semester or year). Ask a fitness supervisor at HB, call 3-7167 or e-mail kristy.leen@uni.edu to sign up for a locker.

 

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

This soccer 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. Registration is due Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 21-23, in WRC 161. The tournament is limited to the first eight teams to register.

 

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