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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/

 

 

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009

NEWS:

PRESIDENT ALLEN RELEASES STATEMENT ON PRICE LAB SCHOOL FEE COLLECTIONS:

On Thursday, Oct. 29, President Allen released a statement regarding UNI's plan to implement the Auditor of State's recommendations on PLS fee collections. To read the statement, visit http://www.uni.edu/president/malcolm-price-laboratory-school-statements.

 
GUIDELINES FOR NAMING FACILITIES:

Recently, the Advisory Committee for Naming of UNI Facilities updated the guidelines for proposals for naming UNI facilities. Updated committee guidelines as well as the UNI Foundation Naming Policy can be found at
www.uni.edu/committees/president/naming-university-facilities. Questions can be directed to Jan Hanish, committee chair at Jan.Hanish@uni.edu

 

FLU PREVENTION TIPS:

The UNI Student Health Clinic is seeing a higher number of students showing flu-like symptoms for this time in a fall semester. 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.

 

SPRING 2010 COURSE OFFERING:

"The Dalai Lama: A Sacred Tradition and a Political Institution," 010:059g, will be offered spring semester. The course will provide a working knowledge of the cultural, political, aesthetic and philosophical traditions that converge in the Dalai Lama. Course meeting dates and times and registration are available through Continuing Education. Visit

http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/programs/courses/spring10/010159_dalai_lama.pdf for more information.

 

DID YOU KNOW? COE:

UNI's Reading Recovery Center of Iowa is one of 22 in the U.S. and the only one in Iowa. Reading Recovery was developed as a short-term early literacy intervention designed for the lowest achieving first-grade students who are having difficulty learning to read and write.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Nick Pace, principalship program coordinator, will be on IPR's "The Exchange", between 12:30 and 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, discussing the details of his research and book "The Principal's Challenge: Learning from Gay and Lesbian Students."

 

MONTHLY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM TESTING:

UNI's outdoor loudspeaker system is tested the first Wednesday of each month unless there is a threat of severe weather the day of the testing. The testing provides safety officials with an opportunity to continuously improve the effectiveness of the loudspeaker notification system. This testing will be done in conjunction with testing of the Black Hawk County Emergency Management notification system.

 

UPDATING ONLINE DIRECTORY:

The UNI Online Directory (https://espresso.uni.edu/ed/faces/searchAll.jsp) is a source for current faculty and staff contact information. To verify or make any changes to your home and/or office contact information, log in to: MyUNIverse > My Personal Records > Update My Personal Information. This information is sent directly to Human Resource Services via e-mail and will be updated within five working days.

 

DINING SERVICES SURVEY:

Take the annual dining services satisfaction survey and share your opinion of UNI campus restaurants and convenience stores at www.uni.edu/dor. The login code is 124 followed by your university ID number. The survey takes approximately four minutes. Evaluate one or more venues and return to the survey site throughout this week. Your input counts.

 

DELL AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINE:

The deadline to nominate employees from the Division of Administration and Financial Services for the Eunice A. Dell Award for Making a Difference is 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6. Information, award criteria and nomination forms can be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/.

 

DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR NOMINATIONS DUE:

Nominations for UNI Distinguished Scholar are due by 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6, in the Graduate College. Nominees must be a tenured regular member of the graduate faculty with at least five years of full-time UNI service at the time of the nomination. Additional information can be found at http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/scholar.aspx.

 
NOMINATIONS FOR LAC TEACHING AWARD:

All instructors of liberal arts core courses are eligible for the "Excellence in Liberal Arts Core Teaching" award (including adjunct instructors and tenured and tenure-track faculty). Criteria for the award and nomination forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/lac/. Nominations are due Tuesday, Dec. 1. Awards will be made during the all-faculty meeting at the start of fall semester 2010.

 

UNI UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN DEADLINE NOV. 6:

United Way pledges can be turned in through Friday, Nov. 6, to your department or area representative. The campus committee joins the agencies that serve, and those community members who receive assistance, in thanking you for your thoughtful consideration to giving during these times of need. Questions or late pledges may be directed to Vicki.Grimes@uni.edu, or 103 E. Bartlett-- SSC 103-zip 0392. For more information, visit www.cedarvalleyunitedway.org

 

UNI MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION CENTER OPEN:

The multi-level transit facility, located on 23rd Street just east of Campbell Hall, is open to vehicles with university permits and to the public. Metered parking is available for visitors. Faculty, staff and students who park in the metered areas must pay the fees, even if they have a university permit. FAQs about the multimodal center are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/webcam/parking/parking_deck_faqs.html.

 

HARD DRIVE REMOVAL:

Hard drives must be removed from all computers sent to the Campus Store for resale. Computers that have hard drives installed will no longer be resold. Removal and disposal of hard drives is the responsibility of the sender. Call Dennis Hayes at 3-7653 with questions.

 

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:

WEB CONFERENCE ON NIH AREA PROGRAM:

OSP will host a Web conference on the National Institutes of Health AREA Program from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, in 213 East Bartlett Hall. The AREA (Academic Research Enhancement Award) program focuses on supporting faculty research at campuses that have not received much NIH support in the past. This session will include a program overview and updates for 2010 applications. RSVP to hillery.oberle@uni.edu.

 

FACTS FOR FACULTY NEWSLETTER:

The fall 2009 edition of Facts For Faculty, provided by the Office of Student Financial Aid, is available 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. Submit comments to Joyce Morrow, director of Student Aid at joyce.morrow@uni.edu.

 

WINDOWS 7 AVAILABLE IN THE COMPUTER CONSULTING CENTER:

Windows 7 can be purchased at the Computer Consulting Center (ITTC 36). Two versions are available, Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate. Both versions are available in either 32- or 64-bit formats. The Professional version is $30 and the Ultimate is $75. The Ultimate version includes the BitLocker security encryption software. People with Windows Vista on their machines can upgrade their system but those with Windows XP must do a fresh install of the operating system. If you are running Windows XP or older, visit http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/upgrade-advisor.aspx to see if your computer is capable of running Windows 7 before purchasing.

 
PRODUCTION HOUSE OPEN MONDAY - FRIDAY:

The Production House is now open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Production House is a self-serve multimedia computer lab in ITTC 108. The lab houses industry standard audio, video and Web production software and an audio recording studio for student, staff and faculty use.

 

ITS-ED BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES:

Attend "Technology in Large Enrollment Classes" from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in StudioIT 134 in the ITTC. Deb Giarusso and Lea Ann Shaddox will discuss technologies that can be used to help manage large lecture classrooms. Technologies discussed will include UNI eLearning (WebCT) and Classroom Capture. Bring your lunch.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

COMMUNITY CROCHET CIRCLE:

Participate in the Community Crochet Circle, a collaboration to create a one-of-a-kind giant sculpture from common materials throughout the month of November. No prior experience is needed. Meet in the UNI Gallery of Art at the following times: from 3 to 5 p.m., Mondays, Nov. 9, 16, and 30; from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesdays, Nov. 3, 10, and 17; from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, Fridays, Nov. 13 and 20; and, from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturdays, Nov. 7 and 14. Contact Erica Voss at erica.duffy@uni.edu or 3-2252 for more information.

 

CSBR OPEN HOUSE:

UNI's Center for Social & Behavioral Research has moved. We invite you to attend an open house to learn about CSBR and opportunities for collaboration from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 2304 College St. (CET). Visit http://www.uni.edu/csbr for more information.

 

VOLUNTEER AT THE FOOD BANK:

Volunteer during the United Way campaign from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Meet at 5 p.m. in the GBPAC parking lot to caravan to the food bank in Waterloo. Contact Pat Beck (3-7438 or pat.beck@uni.edu) if you plan to participate.

 

T-SHIRT SALE:

Attend the UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society T-shirt sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10 and Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the SEC second floor lobby.

 

ACOUSTIC ARTIST SERIES: ANDY GRAMMER:

Campus Activities Board is hosting acoustic sessions once a month. Listen to artist Andy Grammer, at 9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the University Room in Maucker Union. Check out his music at www.myspace.com/andygrammer

ATHLETICS:

VOLLEYBALL:

Volleyball will host Illinois State at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6. The Panthers will host Indiana State at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7. Fans with a ticket to the Nov. 7 football game will get free admission to the volleyball game that night. Both matches will be in the McLeod Center.

 

FOOTBALL:

Football will host Youngstown State at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, in the UNI-Dome.

 

MEN'S BASKETBALL:

Men's basketball will play UNC-Pembroke in an exhibition contest at 12:05 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, in the McLeod Center.

 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

Women's basketball will host Winona State in an exhibition contest at 3:05 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8, in the McLeod Center.

 

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

RUSSIAN MOVIE NIGHT:

Broaden your cultural horizons by watching "Peculiarities of the National Fishing," a comedy with English subtitles, at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, in SRL 120. Free pop will be provided.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:

AN EVENING WITH BILL WITT:

Bill Witt has been photographing Iowa's wild places for more than 30 years, and the result is "Enchanted by Prairie," a collection of images that revel in the beauty and diversity of Iowa's prairie remnants. Join Witt for a book signing and discussion of his work at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the University Museum. www.uni.edu/museum

 

'HOTEL RWANDA' HERO TO SPEAK AT UNI:

Paul Rusesabagina, the individual upon whom the film "Hotel Rwanda" is based, will discuss his experiences at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, in Lang Hall Auditorium. A book signing and reception will be held following the lecture in the CME. An informal discussion also will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the CME.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

The Earth Science seminar will take place at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, in LAT 125. David Dearborn of Lawrence Livermore Laboratory will present "The Inca: Rulers of the Andes, Children of the Sun."

 

NATURAL RESOURCES RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT SEMINAR:

Russ Benedict, associate professor and chair of the Biology Department at Central College, will discuss "Roosting by Indiana Bats and Other Bat Species in Iowa: How Important Are Human-Made Structures?" at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center (located ¼ mile west of the McLeod Center on West 27th Street). Benedict will discuss research he has done with the Indiana Bats, a federally-endangered species inhabiting forests in southern Iowa. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, outreach coordinator for the Tallgrass Prairie Center, at 3-3828 or rwelch@uni.edu.

 

FISH! PHILOSOPHY WORKSHOP:

Mark Mortenson, education consultant, will discuss the FISH! philosophy from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, in SEC 252. Participants will learn about the FISH! philosophy, made famous by the managers of Seattle's world-famous Pike Place Fish Market. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 273-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.

 

GOT CIVILITY?:

Sen. Jeff Danielson (D) and former Sen. John Putney (R), Iowa State Legislature, will discuss how public discourse sometimes lacks civility and respect for others, as evidenced by the public health care forums, from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Nov. 5, in the SIAC Conference Room, Maucker Union, upper level. They will discuss the topic in general and their work in the Iowa Legislature. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by American Democracy Project/Provost's Office.

 

SHARING HARDSHIP, SHARING HOPE:

Pat Floerke, MSW, will discuss her 15 years of work alongside poor Nicaraguans struggling for a better life, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, in the CBB 109. Hear from a champion of the poor in Central America's second poorest country.

 

'MISSION-DRIVEN BUSINESS':

Attend "Mission-Driven Business" from 6 to 7:15 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, in SEC 246. Jim and Alicia Storbeck will discuss the importance of social involvement and entrepreneurship. Storbeck will focus on his partnership with Charlie's Lunch, a charity providing meals to impoverished children, and highlight the benefits of charity in business.

 

GRADE INFLATION: THE SYMPTOMATOLOGY OF A FAILING SYSTEM:

Dennis Clayson, UNI professor and a Courier columnist, will lead a discussion on trends and possible causes of grade inflation and the link of grade inflation to failures of American higher education, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, at University Book and Supply. Clayson's views can be read at http://www.uni.edu/universitas/fall05/dennisclayson.htm. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu

 

WORKSHOP FOR UNI EMPLOYEES:

Register for the management workshop "Discovering Your Employees' Strengths and Coaching to Optimize Performance," hosted by UNI's Executive Development Center. The workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, in BCS 30. Registration deadline is Thursday, Nov. 5. Workshop participants will learn to understand the value of coaching as a manager and recognize opportunities for coaching team members to reach higher levels of productivity and performance. Ronelle Langley, leader of UNI's Professional Skills Initiative and president of Executive Coaching International, will facilitate the workshop. UNI employees receive a 10 percent discount. The cost is $247 per UNI employee for the workshop. To register, call 3-5851 or e-mail execdev@uni.edu or visit www.bcs.uni.edu/execdev and click "Enroll Now."

 

DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS:

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9, at the UNI Museum to discuss "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie. Junior dares to leave the reservation searching for a good education. All Cedar Valley residents are welcome to attend without having read the book.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

Louis Fenech, UNI professor of history, will present "The Epistle of Victory: A Persian Letter to the Mughal King" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in SRL 115. The event is free and open to the public.

 

GRADUATE COLLEGE BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES:

J. Ana Donaldson, associate professor of instructional technology, will present "Effectively Moving Courses Online: Get On the Bus or Be Left in the Dust," at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 11, in MSH 001. This presentation will provide faculty with guidelines for moving their courses online, with special focus on creating online communities using the Phases of Engagement Model (Conrad and Donaldson, 2004). Overviews of online rigor and instructor survival skills will be included and links to additional resources will be provided. Participant discussion and questions will be encouraged. Cookies and coffee will be provided by the Graduate College. Feel free to bring your lunch.

PERFORMING ARTS:

CLARINET RECITAL RESCHEDULED:

Faculty artist and educator Amanda McCandless' clarinet recital originally scheduled for 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, will take place at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. The recital will also feature faculty artist Robin Guy, piano. This event is free and open to the public.

 

VIOLA STUDIO RECITAL:

The School of Music will host a Viola Studio Recital at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

PERCUSSION, WEST AFRICAN DRUM AND KAJI-KAIKO ENSEMBLES CONCERT:

Under the direction of visiting percussion instructor Josh Armstrong, the UNI Percussion, West African Drum and Kaji-Daiko (Taiko) ensembles will offer a fall concert at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

JAZZ PANTHERS FEATURING STEVE OWEN, SAXOPHONE:

Under the direction of faculty artist and conductor Robert Washut, the Jazz Panthers will offer a Spotlight Series concert featuring guest artist Steve Owen, saxophone, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. Owen, director of the University of Oregon's Jazz Studies Program, is a celebrated performer, composer and arranger. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

SUZUKI SCHOOL RECITAL WEEKEND:

The UNI Suzuki School will present its bi-annual recital weekend at 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, and at noon, Sunday, Nov. 8. All recitals will be held in Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

INSTRUMENTAL CONCERTO COMPETITION:

This Spotlight Series concert, at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9, in the Great Hall, GBPAC, will showcase student finalists competing for the title of Instrumental Concerto Competition winner and the opportunity to perform as soloist with a School of Music large ensemble in the spring. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

CELLO RECITAL:

UNI School of Music faculty artist Jonathan Chenoweth will present a cello concert at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI CONCERT BAND CONCERT:

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor S. Daniel Galyen, the Concert Band will offer its fall concert as a special tribute to Veteran's Day at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

JOHN ANGOTTI CHRISTMAS CONCERT:

St. Stephen Catholic Student Center will host John Angotti in concert from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. Angotti is a nationally known recording artist, who will debut his new Christmas album "Welcome Home for Christmas" that evening. Students from UNI and from the Don Bosco and Columbus High School choirs will join him on stage for several pieces. The proceeds from this concert will support St. Stephen ministry to UNI students. Tickets are $25 for adults; $17 for students; or $15 for groups of 20 or more. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call Kelly at (319) 266-9863 ext. 105 or contact the GBPAC at 3-4849.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

MOVEMENT OUTLET:

Attend free weekly dance sessions taught by UNI students for UNI faculty, staff and students, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays, in WRC 185/187. No previous experience necessary. Emily Miller will teach jazz dance Wednesday, Nov. 4. The schedule for Movement Outlet sessions can be found at www.uni.edu/dance.

 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON WRC FREE WEIGHT ROOM HOURS:

Wellness and Recreation Services will provide Friday afternoon Free Weight Room hours, on a trial basis, from 3 to 5 p.m., on the following Fridays: Nov. 6; Nov. 13; Nov. 20; Dec. 4; and Dec. 11.

 

PERSONAL TRAINERS AVAILABLE:

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 at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html for more information.

 

 

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