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Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009

NEWS:

POLICY REVISIONS:

The Policy for Conducting Pre-Employment Checks, 4.30, has been revised and is posted at http://www.uni.edu/policies/430-policy-conducting-pre-employment-checks.

The Policy for Inventions, Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks and Other Intellectual Properties, 10.03, has been revised and is posted at http://www.uni.edu/policies/1003-inventions-patents-copyrights-trademarks-and-other-intellectual-properties.

 

STUDENT PAYCHECKS -- BIWEEKLY PAYROLL:

This summer mandatory direct deposit was implemented for student employees. Paychecks are not being mailed for students who have not yet signed up for direct deposit of their paycheck. If student employees ask about not receiving a paycheck in the mail, inform them of the direct deposit requirement and tell them to go to the Cashiers office, GIL 103, to pick up their paycheck. They will be given an authorization form to complete for direct deposit of payroll.

 

DID YOU KNOW? CNS:

CNS offers five professional science master's degrees for students interested in nonacademic careers in applied physics, industrial mathematics (quality control or modeling), ecosystem management, biotechnology and applied chemistry and biochemistry. No other college or university in Iowa offers this degree.

 

CAMPUS ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY CONCERNS:

University Health and Safety Committee information and a member list can be found at
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/healthsafety/safety/unisafe.shtml. If you become aware of an environmental safety concern, contact your committee representative or committee chair Kathy Green (kathy.green@uni.edu, 3-6921). If you notice a safety issue needing immediate attention, contact Environmental Safety staff members Wendel Reece (wendel.reece@uni.edu, 3-7269) or Gordon Krueger (gordon.krueger@uni.edu, 3-3445).

 

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.

 

FREE PRINTER CARTRIDGES AVAILABLE:

The Department of Residence office has the following free printer cartridges available:
four color cartridges (magenta, yellow, cyan, and black) for a HP LaserJet printer-2550 series. These items are for campus use only. Call Roxanne at 3-7742 if interested.

 

INTERNSHIPS IN WASHINGTON, DC:

Students in all majors can arrange summer internships in Washington, D.C., through The Washington Center (TWC). Credit can count toward UNI graduation and Capstone. UNI students have interned with some 30 organizations including the Department of Defense, National Geographic Channel, Treasury Department and the Child Welfare League of America. Faculty are invited to meet with a TWC representative during an informational meeting at 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5, in CBB 126. Call Al Stamberg, Cooperative Education/Internship Program, at 3-6398 with questions.

 

SURVEY ON LATIN AMERICA:

Your input is desired regarding potential programs in Latin America for UNI students. Complete the survey at http://www.ir.uni.edu/dbWeb/surveys/lainterests/ prior to Saturday, Oct. 10. Data collected will be used to support a grant application that will focus on supporting educational opportunities in Latin America.

 
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.

 

A&F NEWS AND VIEWS:

The September 2009 edition of A&F News and Views is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/documents/afnews0909.pdf. This newsletter has news and information about staff, their accomplishments and department activities in the Administration and Financial Services division.

 

A&F AWARD NOMINATIONS STILL BEING ACCEPTED:

It's not too late to nominate an employee of Administration and Financial Services (A&F) Division for the 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.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

To read MyUNIverse News.

EMPLOYMENT:

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

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

IDENTIFYING YOUR STRENGTHS WORKSHOP:

"Identifying Your Strengths" will be presented by Victoria (Vickie) Robinson, associate professor and interim head, Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling and Postsecondary Education, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, in SEC 320. Participants should complete the StrengthsFinder Inventory available on the Web or in the book StrengthsFinder, and bring the results to the workshop. (Code in book gives you access to the inventory.) Sponsored by Leadership Studies.

 

GRANTS INFORMATION SESSION ON IOWA ENERGY CENTER AND IOWA POWER FUND:

OSP will present an informational session on the current grant opportunities with the Iowa Energy Center and the Iowa Power Fund from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, in the SIAC room in Maucker Union. Pre-proposals for research and demonstration projects from the Iowa Energy Center are due by Friday, Oct. 23. Find information on each sponsor at http://www.uni.edu/osp/state-programs or contact Hillery Oberle at 3-3961 or hillery.oberle@uni.edu.

 
EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES ON PREVENTION AND SAFE RETURN TO WORK:

The Best Practices in Workplace Injury: Effective Strategies on Prevention & Safe Return to Work training session will be held from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m., Wednesday Sept. 30, in GIL 007/009. Speakers will include: Jeff Johnson M.S., coordinator, Iowa Workers' Compensation Program; Mike Spellman, litigation specialist of Sedgwick Claims Management Services; and David Abkemeir, Mobile therapy supervisor. For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/best_prac_wkplace_inj.pdf. To reserve a spot, e-mail your name and department information to HRS-Training@uni.edu. Contact Therese, at 3-6164 or therese.callaghan@uni.edu or Lori, at 3-3536 or lori.hoffmann@uni.edu with questions.

 

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).

 

SPSS STATISTICAL SOFTWARE SHORT COURSE:

Statistical Consulting Lab (SCL) will offer an introductory SPSS short course in WRT 110 computer lab at these times: 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6; 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7; and 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8. E-mail Mark Jacobson at jacobson@cs.uni.edu to RSVP or for information. Visit http://www.cs.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL for information on short courses (SPSS, Minitab, SAS).

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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.

 

UNI TO HOST IOWA ELECTRATHON:

UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education will host the Alliant Energy Iowa Electrathon Championship Series on Saturday, Sept. 26. Battery-powered cars will race in the parking lot south of University Avenue across from the GBPAC. The design competition starts at 9 a.m., hot laps begin at 12:15 p.m. and the endurance race is at 1:30 p.m. For more information about the Iowa Electrathon, visit http://www.ceee.uni.edu/Home/Programs/Education/Education/Electrathon/tabid/323/Default.aspx or e-mail electrathon@uni.edu.

 

POWER OF THE PURSE III: EVERY PENNY COUNTS:

The UNI Foundation and the Women’s Philanthropy Council will host a financial seminar for women, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, in Maucker Union Expansion. Keynote speaker, Cara Heiden, is one of the top women in banking in the nation. To view the breakout sessions or to register, visit http://www.unicompass.com/plgive_main.jsp?WebID=GL2005-0370.

 

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.)

 

FAMILY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES:

Join the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences for cultural exploration from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 3, in Maucker Union Ballroom A. Make Chinese crafts, learn Chinese calligraphy, explore the Chinese four treasures and participate in many other hands-on activities. Something for all ages. Participants will be registered to win a prize.

 

DAY IN THE PARK WITH ALPHA XI DELTA:

A Day in the Park with Alpha Xi Delta will take place from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, at Seerley Park. All ages are welcome to come enjoy walking tacos, cookies and pop for $5 (children under five, $3.) There will be music, games and a silent date auction to win a date with an Alpha Xi Delta lady. All proceeds go to Autism Speaks.

ATHLETICS:

VOLLEYBALL:

Volleyball will host Southern Illinois at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25, in the McLeod Center. The Panthers will host Evansville at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, in the McLeod Center.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

'ON BECOMING' ART EXHIBIT:

"On Becoming" is a two-person exhibition featuring the work of sculptor and video projection artist Gillian Brown and environmental performance and video installation artist Cherie Sampson. Artists' lectures will take place at 9 a.m., Friday, Sept. 25, in KAB 111. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 28. Sponsored in part by the Iowa Arts Council. Free and open to the public.

 
'PLANET IN PERIL' FILM SERIES:

See the "Planet in Peril" film series at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3 (part one) and Saturday, Oct. 10 (part two), at the University Museum. CNN's Anderson Cooper, Sanjay Gupta and Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin examine the environmental conflicts between growing populations and natural resources. Visit www.uni.edu/museum for more information.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:

GREEN CHEMISTRY LECTURE:

The 2009 Leland Wilson Endowed Lecture series will present "Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice" by John Warner, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, in the Lantz Auditorium of McCollum Science Hall. A reception will follow. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/chemistry.

 

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.

 

IOWA NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER TO SHARE PHOTOS:

Renowned Iowa nature photographer Ty Smedes will discuss and share photos from his book, "Capturing Iowa's Seasons," at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the University Museum, 3219 Hudson Road. From wild flowers to migrating song birds, view some of his most beautiful images featuring the common and uncommon visitors to Iowa's landscape. This event is free and open to the public. Visit www.uni.edu/museum for more information.

 

BECKER MEMORIAL LECTURE IN HISTORY:

The 36th Annual Carl Becker Memorial Lecture in History will be presented by Eric Arnesen at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, in SRL 115. Arnesen is a professor of history at The George Washington University. The title of his lecture is "Soapboxes, Shakespeare, and Socialism: The Emerging Radicalism of A. Philip Randolph." The lecture is free and open to the public. For further information, e-mail wallace.hettle@uni.edu.

 

'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. Register by 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, professor of textiles and apparel, 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:

SYMPHONY SEASON TICKETS 50 PERCENT OFF THROUGH OCT. 2:

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony will welcome new subscribers by offering 50 percent off Gold and Silver season ticket packages through Friday, Oct. 2. This special offer is the WCFSO's gift to the Cedar Valley in celebration of the Symphony's 80th anniversary. Visit wcfsymphony.org for details or call 3-3373.

 

LONDON ESCAPE BENEFIT CONCERT:

Attend London Escape: The 28th Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. The concert will feature music by the Northern Iowa Wind Symphony with faculty artists Amanda McCandless, clarinet, and Chris Buckholz, trombone; Jazz Band One; the UNI Opera Ensemble; the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra with combined choral ensembles, and more. Proceeds from the concert will go toward benefit scholarships for current School of Music students. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

ALL-STATE WIND, BRASS AND PERCUSSION WORKSHOPS:

The UNI School of Music will present its annual hands-on workshops for high school student instrumentalists preparing for all-state competition, at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 27, in Russell Hall and GBPAC. This event is free, but requires registration. To register, visit www.uni.edu/music or call 3-2025.

 

MARACA2 PERCUSSION DUO:

Visiting percussion duo Maraca2 will present a recital at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Maraca2 will present two master classes at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30 and Thursday, Oct. 1, in Davis Hall. All Maraca2 events are free and open to the public.

 

'WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER':

The Strayer-Wood Theatre will present "What I Did Last Summer," A.R. Gurney's heart-warming, humorous story that shines light on the American conflict between materialism and idealism Oct. 1-4 and 8-11. For tickets, call 273-6381 or visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre.

 

INTERNATIONAL DANCE AND ORCHESIS DANCE CONCERTS:

UNI's dance performing companies, International Dance Theatre and Orchesis, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall, as part of UNI's Family Weekend festivities. The concerts will feature a variety of dance. The concert is family-friendly, open to the public and free of charge.

 

CELLO MASTER CLASS:

Visiting artist Zuill Bailey, cello, will offer a master class at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, in Graham Hall, Russell Hall. Bailey is a member of the acclaimed Perlman-Schmidt-Bailey Trio and performs regularly with pianist Awadagin Pratt in recitals and chamber music. He has appeared regularly on network television including a recurring role on the HBO series "Oz," along with musical features on NBC's "Homicide," A&E and NHK TV in Japan. This event is free and open to the public.

 

ALL-STATE STRINGS WORKSHOP:

The UNI School of Music will present its annual hands-on workshops for high school student string players preparing for all-state competition at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, in Davis & Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free, but does require registration. For more information, e-mail Rebecca.Burkhardt@uni.edu.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT:

The Northern Iowa Wind Symphony and Concert Band will open the 2009-2010 Spotlight Series with a shared concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

VERDEHR TRIO:

Visiting ensemble the Verdehr Trio will present a concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. An acknowledged leader in the field of new music, the Verdehr Trio has concentrated on molding and defining the personality of the violin-clarinet-piano trio for thirty years. The trio has created a large repertoire by commissioning new works from some of the world's most prominent composers. This event is free and open to the public.

 

VOCAL ARTS FESTIVAL:

The UNI School of Music will present its annual Vocal Arts Festival on Sunday and Monday, Oct. 4 and 5, in Davis and Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is for high school student vocalists preparing for all-state competition and interested in vocal music at UNI. This event is free and open to the public, but does require registration. For more information, e-mail dyan.meyer@uni.edu.

 

PIANO AND ORGAN FESTIVAL:

The UNI School of Music Piano and Organ Festival will be held at noon, Monday, Oct. 5, in Graham Hall and Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. Coordinated by UNI School of Music Professors Robin Guy and Kui-Im Lee, this festival will feature hands-on studies in piano and organ. This event requires registration. For more information, e-mail Robin.Guy@uni.edu.

 

PASSION AND PROKOFIEV:

A fanfare by Iowa composer Philip Wharton will kick off the 80th season of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Great Hall, GBPAC. Zuill Bailey, one of the pre-eminent cellists of his generation, will perform Elgar's passionate Cello Concerto. Another orchestral classic, Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony, will complete this evening of music and celebration. Tickets are available at wcfsymphony.org, at any UNItix location, or by calling 3-4TIX (4849).

WELLNESS/RECREATION:.

KICKING THE NICOTINE HABIT:

Assistance and resources are available to "kick the habit" through Wellness and Recreation Services. For more information, visit WRC 104, e-mail kathy.green@uni.edu or call 3-6921.

 

PERSONAL TRAINERS:

Let a personal trainer design a program with your specific goals in mind. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 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.

 

UPCOMING FITNESS CLASSES:

Register now for upcoming leisure/fitness classes beginning Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 12 and 13. Classes include Tai Chi; Chinese Martial Arts; RAD; Latin Dance; and, Women on Weights. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitness/classes.html.

 

TURKEY TROT:

Register today for Turkey Trot, beginning Monday, Oct. 12. Walk, run, cycle, swim, use equipment or take a WRS fitness class to get fit. Receive online coaching support, enjoy incentives and improve your fitness level in 30 days. Lots of chances to win. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitness/classes.html for more information.

 

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