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Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009

NEWS:

E-MAIL PHISHING SCAMS WARNING:

ITS-Network Services has been battling new e-mail phishing scams targeting UNI users. Examples of these new phishing messages and more information on these scams is at http://www.uni.edu/its/security/phishing.html. ITS constantly adds new rules to its Anti-Spam/Anti-Virus servers to drop these types of messages, however, new versions appear frequently. Phishing e-mails ask users to verify their UNI e-mail account information by replying to the e-mail with their e-mail username, e-mail password and other personal information. It also warns that if the account owner refuses to update his or her account information he or she will lose the account permanently. UNI will never request such information from users via e-mail.
Never share your password for any system with anyone and never reply to any e-mail message of which you are suspicious. Instead, forward the suspicious e-mail message to phishing@uni.edu.

 

BUDGET TEMPLATES FOR REVISED FRINGE BENEFIT RATES:

Those preparing grant and contract budgets should use the recently revised fringe benefits rates at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/documents/FB_Rates_09-10_Published_REVISED.pdf. Budget templates with the new rates are available from the Office of Sponsored Programs at http://www.uni.edu/osp/budget-development. For budget preparation questions, contact Hillery Oberle at hillery.oberle@uni.edu or 3-3961.

 

MEMFIS PLANNED OUTAGE:

MEMFIS will not be available from 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11 until 8 a.m., Monday, Dec. 14, while ITS-IS performs the annual MEMFIS upgrade. This will affect all MEMFIS applications including self service, timecard, Webfocus and Discoverer reporting. This upgrade will replace the Oracle Jinitiator with JRE. Some users may need to have the Java on their desktop upgraded in order to use all features of MEMFIS. Contact your departmental technical representative if you have any questions. For more information, visithttp://weblogs.uni.edu/itscomm/2009/11/12112009_memfis_outage_for_upg.html#more

 

ADMINISTRATIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM:

The Executive Vice President and Provost Office's Administrative Development Program will provide one faculty member with an opportunity to broaden his or her experience in higher education administration during the 2010-2012 academic years. Details and application procedures are posted at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/ under "Internal Search." Eligible faculty are encouraged to apply by Friday, Dec 11.

 
DALAI LAMA EVENT TICKETS ON SALE JAN. 8:

Tickets for May 18 events in McLeod Center with the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will go on sale Friday, Jan. 8. Tickets cost $15 for the 9:30 a.m. panel discussion with the Dalai Lama, "Educating for a Non-violent World," and $50, $25 and $15 for the Dalai Lama's 2 p.m. keynote address, "The Power of Education." Tickets will be available at all UNItix locations, at 3-4TIX (4849), or at www.uni.edu/dalailama. All seating is reserved.

 

eLEARNING PRODUCT ROADMAP:

The current version of UNI's learning management system (LMS), Blackboard Learning System CE8 Enterprise, is being redesigned by Blackboard, Inc., and will require migration to a new system in the next two to three years. To view the implementation plan for the new version, Blackboard Learn 9, visit http://elearning.uni.edu/product_roadmap.html.

 

JOB SHADOWING OPPORTUNITY:

The UNI Educational Talent Search Program (ETS) needs help in providing Waterloo's Central Middle School students with a job shadowing experience from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m, Friday, Dec. 11. Students will come to campus to be paired with faculty and staff members working in the students' areas of career interest. Students will have lunch in one of the dining centers. (Hosts are invited to dine with their students as guests of ETS.) Students will be required to complete a questionnaire with career-related information, such as working conditions, educational background and employment trends. If you or someone from your department would be willing to host students, e-mail Ruthie Stigler at ruthie.stigler@uni.edu by Wednesday, Dec. 9. Contact Ruthie at 433-1220 or Cathy Ketton at 433-1245 with questions.

 

DID YOU KNOW? COE:

The R.J. McElroy Professor of Youth Leadership Studies is one of three endowed professorships in the park, recreation and leisure services field in the U. S.

 

PLAN NOW FOR UNI UP CLOSE:

UNI Up Close is a visit day specifically for admitted high school seniors. Following the success of the previous Up Close events, two days are planned in 2010. Mark your calendars for Feb. 19 and 26 and start planning your involvement at http://www.uni.edu/admissions/upclose/facultystaff/. Approximately 811 students and their guests attended in 2009; of those 811 students, 749 currently are enrolled freshmen.

 

TEACHER EDUCATION NEWSLETTER:

The current issue of the UNI Teacher Education newsletter can be viewed at http://www.uni.edu/coe/newsletter/november09.shtml.

 

MAKE-A-WISH COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED:

The Make-A-Wish Foundation needs committee members to assist with local fundraising events. The committee meets at 5:30 p.m., the fourth Tuesday of each month, at Covenant Medical Center. Volunteers ages 18 and above are welcome. E-mail volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information.

 

REACCREDITATION UPDATE:

More than 200 students, faculty and staff volunteers have spent the last year working on the Foundations of Excellence® (FoE) and Higher Learning Commission (HLC) committees. A recap of the work completed thus far can be found at http://www.uni.edu/accreditation/uni_hlc_update11-09.pdf. Contact Bev Kopper, self-study coordinator (3-2518; kopper@uni.edu ), or the First-Year Council co-chairs, Jon Buse (3-2897; jon.buse@uni.edu) or April Chatham-Carpenter (3-5901; chatham@uni.edu) for more information.

 

ROD LIBRARY STUDENT TECHNOLOGY FEE SURVEY:

Rod Library will conduct its annual survey of student technology interests through Wednesday, Dec. 9. The survey will be online at http://www.uni.edu/library/scfsurvey/ and in paper form in the library.

 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE SUE FOLLON EXEMPLARY SERVICE AWARD:

Nominations are being accepted for the annual Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. This award honors employees in the Division of Student Affairs who are committed to quality and excellence and whose efforts exceed expectations. The submission deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 8. For more information and the nomination form, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/docs/FollonExemplaryService2010.doc.

 

UNI UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN:

It's not too late to submit pledges and/or donations for this year's UNI United Way Campaign. Send to Vicki Grimes at campus zip 0392 or bring to 103 E. Bartlett (SSC 103). If you've misplaced your form and response envelope, contact Grimes at 3-2763 or Vicki.Grimes@uni.edu for new materials. Questions about United Way or the campaign may also be directed to Grimes.

 

SPRING COURSE - SOLAR ENERGY APPLICATIONS AND ISSUES:

Continuing & Distance Education is currently accepting enrollments for a new, 2-credit-hour course, "Solar Energy Applications and Issues." The spring 2010 course covers a variety of topics providing a substantial overview of solar energy, its use and the ramifications of its use, as well as a review of history and driving forces for the economic development of solar energy. Learn more at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/programs/courses/spring10/330059_solar.pdf

 

MAKE A HEALTHY INVESTMENT -- GIVE TO THE UNI CHARITABLE FALL CAMPAIGN:

Impact the health and well being of Iowans by making a gift to Community Health Charities Iowa (CHC Iowa). CHC Iowa is a federation of 20 health-related organizations dedicated to improving the health and well being of all Iowans through disease research funding, public and professional education, services, summer camps, equipment, support groups and job training. Visit www.healthcharities.org/Iowa to learn more about the programs and investments of Iowa's premier health agencies. Consider making a pledge and complete the UNI pledge form at http://iowa.healthcharities.org/chcIowa/files/ccLibraryFiles/Filename/000000000170/UNI%20Pledge%20Form.pdf

and return through campus mail to Tresa Habinck, Payroll/OBO, mail code 0008; or via fax to the Payroll/OBO office at 3-3009.

 

ROD LIBRARY ON FACEBOOK:

Rod Library is now on Facebook with photos, YouTube videos, events, specialized search boxes and more. Find the page at http://tinyurl.com/rodlib-fb or search Facebook for "Rod Library @ UNI."

 

ORDER COOKIE DOUGH ONLINE:

There are 13 flavors of frozen cookie dough from Fresh Beginnings, the UNI bakery. The 3.5 pound tubs should make 3.5 dozen cookies and are priced from $6.99 to $14.99 per tub. Orders can be placed through Tuesday, Dec. 15, at http://www.uni.edu/dor/cookies/.

 

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EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

Current Merit vacancies can be viewed 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:

SPRING 2010 eLEARNING COURSES:

UNI faculty using the Blackboard/WebCT learning management system in conjunction with their spring semester courses should submit their request using the form at http://elearning.uni.edu/forms/course_request.html by Friday, Jan. 8. Courses will be populated with students Monday, Jan. 4, and enrollment changes are processed on a daily basis throughout the semester.

 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM:

Become a great leader by transforming the way you interpret, manage and solve problems. UNI's Executive Development Center is accepting enrollments for the 2010 Leadership Development certificate program. Classes meet approximately every other week from Jan. 27 to May 19. UNI employees receive a 10-percent discount. The UNI employee price is $2,925. Enroll early; only 15 seats are left. The enrollment deadline is Friday, Jan. 15. To enroll, call 3-5851 or e-mail execdev@UNI.edu.

 
FACULTY FOCUS, JAN. 4-8:

Register now for Faculty Focus, intersession workshops hosted by ITS-Educational Technology. Offered the week prior to the spring semester, faculty can focus on learning new technology skills before the pressures of the new semester begin. Limited seating; reservations required. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/focus to learn more and to access online registration.

 

SPRING FACULTY STUDY ROOMS:

Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in the library for the spring semester should do so by Friday, Dec. 11. Application forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/library/facstudy and in the library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.

 

RESERVE REINSTATEMENT LISTS:

Faculty who wish to keep their same items on reserve for the 2010 spring semester from fall 2009 should submit a request to the Rod Library reserve desk by Friday, Dec. 11. Requests can be submitted online at http://www.uni.edu/library/reinstatement/.

 

TRAINING FOR ORACLE ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE:

Training is available for individuals who will be using the new Oracle Accounts Receivable system that will “go live” in January 2010. Training will take place the weeks of December 7 and 14. Register for training at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start&admin_group=MFIS. For more information about this system go to http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/ar_info.shtml. Contact Brian Looby at 3-3537 with questions.

 

FREE WEBINAR - 10 THINGS TO DO TO GET BUSINESS NOW:

Attend a free, interactive Webinar, "10 Things to Do to Get Business Now," at noon, Thursday, Dec. 3, online at www.myentre.net. The speaker, Al Lautenslager, is co-author of "Guerrilla Marketing in 30 Days."

 

IDENTIFYING YOUR UNIFIED LEAVE SOURCE TRAINING SESSION:

No matter what your department, leave requests are bound to occur. Be prepared to handle these requests by joining UNI Employee Disability & Leave Coordinator Therese Callaghan from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, in GIL 007/009. The training session will help increase your understanding of Workers Compensation, FMLA and Disability Leave and how they apply to UNI employees. For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/uni_leave_trn_flyer.pdf.

 

UNI SPEAKERS BUREAU:

The UNI Speakers Bureau offers more than 200 presentations delivered by UNI faculty and staff experts, available for annual conferences, meetings, company meetings and more. This service is available for civic groups and community organizations. In its second year is the Featured Speakers Series, which includes five faculty who address current hot topics. For more information on how to secure a speaker and for details on the presentations, contact the Office of University Marketing & Public Relations at 3-6728 or visit www.uni.edu/speakers.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

A HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS:

Experience Christmas in the 1930s with an evening of crafts and caroling from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Marshall Center One-Room School, West 23rd and Indiana streets. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/museum.

 

RETIREMENT RECEPTION -- AL STAMBERG:

A retirement reception for the founder and director of UNI's Cooperative Education and Internship Program, Allan Stamberg, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, in the Commons Georgian Lounge. A short program will take place at 2:45 p.m. Join UNI Career Services and the Division of Student Affairs to celebrate his 33 years of service to UNI.

 

RETIREMENT RECEPTION -- VICKI GRIMES:

A retirement reception for Vicki Grimes, news and information coordinator, will be held from 3:30 to 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, in the lobby at the GBPAC. Vicki's husband Geof and UMPR will honor her nearly 40 years of service to UNI.

 

HOLIDAY POTTERY SALE:

The UNI Annual Holiday Pottery Sale will take place from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, and from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Ceramics Lab, KAB 126. Students will demonstrate throwing on the potter's wheel and unique handmade gifts will be available for the holidays.

 
RETIREMENT RECEPTION -- NANCY BOLEYN AND ADELMO (DEL) JARAMILLO:

A retirement reception for Nancy Boleyn and Adelmo (Del) Jaramillo will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, in GIL 009. Thank them for their combined 39 years of service in the Office of Student Financial Aid and wish them well in retirement.

 

SUZUKI WINTER AND SPRING CLASSES:

In January, the UNI Suzuki School will offer beginning violin classes for ages 4 through 7. The registration form, with $50 registration fee, is due by Monday, Jan. 4. A $25 discount will be offered for registrations received by Tuesday, Dec. 15. For more information, e-mail cathy.craig@uni.edu or register at http://www.uni.edu/music/suzuki.

 

KINDERMUSIK NOW ENROLLING FOR SPRING 2010 SEMESTER CLASSES:

Kindermusik, a part of the UNI Community Music School, will offer a 14-week winter/spring Kindermusik session for little musicians and their caregivers from Feb. 1 through May 14. 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, preschoolers and multi-age classes for siblings are available. The deadline for registration is Jan. 30. Get $10 off classes and a free CD or instrument for each participant with the special early bird incentives, which run through Thursday, Dec. 10. For more information, visit www.joyful-noise-studio.com or contact Tricia Freeman at (319) 415-9404 or tricia.freeman@uni.edu.

ATHLETICS:

SWIMMING:

Swimming hosts Iowa State and UW-Green Bay at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Glen F. Henry Swimming and Diving pool.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:

LUNCH AND LEARN:

How does one lead with values? JPEC's Lunch and Learn fall series will host Donna Wood, holder of the David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics, at noon, Friday, Dec. 4, in BCS 33. Wood will address how to become an organizational leader who has integrity. Participants may bring their lunch to the program. Register at 3-JPEC or jpec@uni.edu.

 

WOMEN IN IT -- WHERE HAVE THEY GONE?:

The number of women in the information technology (IT) workforce continues to decline, yet demand is increasing. Marilyn Drury, director of ITS Educational Technology, will discuss possible factors and issues and share ideas for attracting women, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, at University Book and Supply. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by American Democracy Project/Provost's Office and University Book and Supply. For further information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898.

 

CROW FORUM:

CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, Dec. 7, in the CME 109A. Jennifer Cooley, modern languages, will present "Notes on Nuevo Amanecer: Weaving a New Beginning?" The Women's and Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women forum series. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited for informal presentation and discussion.

 

EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:

Charles Stanier, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at the University of Iowa, will present "Understanding High PM2.5 Episodes in the Midwestern U.S." at 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7, in LAT 125.

 

SUPPORTING ROLES' LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP:

The Student Leadership Center will offer its final workshop of the series "The HATS of Leadership" from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the University Room, lower level of Maucker Union. This workshop, "Supporting Roles," will consist of a panel of professionals and UNI alumni discussing the impact of supporting roles in leadership. All workshops are free and open to the public. E-mail Steffoni Smith at steffers@uni.edu for more information.

 

TEACHING AND LEARNING ONLINE: IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PEDAGOGY:

This workshop will address issues of online pedagogy and assist participants with resources and support in creating online coursework. It will address several major online and distance education issues through topic presentation, discussion, application and reflection. The workshop is available to UNI graduate faculty members. Workshop facilitators will be Mary Herring, Leigh Zeitz and Lois Lindell. The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Jan. 7 and Friday, Jan. 8. For more information, visit http://www.grad.uni.edu, call the Graduate College at 3-2748 or e-mail Machelle Stickler at machelle.stickler@uni.edu.

PERFORMING ARTS:

NORTHWIND QUINTET CONCERT:

The Northwind Quintet will offer a winter recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, featuring faculty artists Tom Barry, oboe; Amanda McCandless, clarinet; David Rachor, bassoon; and Yu-Ting Su, horn. This event is free and open to the public.

 

HALF-MASTED 3.2 IMPROV TROUPE:

Half-Masted 3.2 Improv Troupe will present "Gorilla Theater!," a night of free, improvised comedy at 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 3 - 5, in CAC 108. A family friendly show will be offered at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5. All shows are free.

 

UNISTA PRESENTS 'ALMOST, MAINE':

See "Almost, Maine" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, and Saturday, Dec. 5, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, in the APR inside Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $6, or $3 with a winter clothing donation. In the remote town of Almost, Maine, residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. "Almost, Maine" explores the mysteries of the human heart, touching audiences with laughter, heartbreak and hope. For more information, visit www.unistaonline.org.

 

VARSITY MEN'S GLEE CLUB CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOWS:

The UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club will offer its holiday concerts at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, and at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. The Glee Club men will perform holiday favorites and winter songs. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

PIANO RECITAL:

UNI School of Music faculty artist Dmitri Vorobiev will offer a piano recital at 8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 
CHIMES OF CHRISTMAS:

Join the UNI School of Music choral ensembles (UNI Singers, Concert Chorale and Women's Chorus) and the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the Great Hall, GBPAC, and celebrate the musical joys of the season. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

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 call the GBPAC at 3-4849.

 

HOLIDAY POPS: A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION:

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony will perform its annual Holiday Pops concerts at 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, at the GBPAC. This year's holiday spectacular will showcase the talent of area church choirs. The concert will feature an assortment of old and new seasonal favorites plus the beloved audience sing-along. Tickets are available at wcfsymphony.org, at any UNItix location, or at 3-4TIX (4849).

 

NEW HORIZONS BAND WINTER CONCERT:

The New Horizons Band will offer its winter concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. Under the direction of Diana Blake, the New Horizons Band features musicians 55 and older who travel from all over Iowa to perform together. This event is free and open to the public.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

DECEMBER WORDS OF WELLNESS:

The December Words of Wellness (employee newsletter from Wellness and Recreation Services) is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/UNI_employee_wellness/wow/index.html. To join the mailing list or to receive a printed copy of each issue, contact Kathy Green at kathy.green@uni.edu or 3-6921 with your name and UNI ID number.

 
CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING FOR FACULTY AND STAFF:

The WRS annual Saturday afternoon cross-country skiing class instructed by Kathy Green will be offered when snow conditions allow. Call the Outdoor Recreation office at 3-7163 to add your name to the list to be called when "the snow flies."

 

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