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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, Dec. 8, 2009

NEWS:

UNI STUDENT HEALTH CLINIC TO DISTRIBUTE 1,500 FREE H1N1 FLU VACCINATIONS:

One thousand five hundred doses of the H1N1 flu vaccine have been made available to UNI faculty, staff and students age 24 and younger and students of all ages with chronic health conditions. The free H1N1 vaccinations will be distributed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, in the lower level of the Commons on a first-come, first-served basis. UNI students, faculty and staff seeking vaccination must bring their UNI identification card with them. Additional H1N1 vaccination clinics will be scheduled as supplies become available. Visit http://www.uni.edu/health/flu.html for more information about flu prevention.

 

INTERNAL SEARCH:

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost is conducting an internal search for the Interim Dean, College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Applications received by Monday, Dec. 21, will be given full consideration. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/employment.shtml.

 

LAC REVIEW STEERING COMMITTEE (LAC-RSC) INVITES INPUT ON SPRING EVENTS:

The Liberal Arts Core Review Steering Committee (LAC-RSC) is planning a series of events to engage the campus community in discussion of issues and ideas related to the liberal arts core (e.g. theory and practice of liberal arts education, models of liberal arts core curricula from other institutions, effective pedagogy, administration of core curriculum). Submit topics you would like to see addressed at these events, suggestions for structuring events (times, places) and presenters/discussion leaders to Deirdre Heistad (d.heistad@uni.edu) for consideration by the committee. The committee's charge is at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/documents/LAC-RSCCharge.pdf.

 

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, visit http://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.

 

DID YOU KNOW? GRAD COLLEGE:

UNI's five Professional Science Master's (PSM) programs are the only PSM graduate programs in the state of Iowa. They include applied chemistry and biochemistry, biotechnology, ecosystem management,industrial mathematics and applied physics.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Katherine van Wormer, social work, is quoted in a story from the Columbus Dispatch.

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2009/12/05/murder-suicide_research.ART_ART_12-05-09_A1_3TFT9O0.html?sid=101

 

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. A $2-per-ticket handling charge applies. All seating is reserved.

 

EARLY PROCESSING OF TIMECARDS:

Saturday, Dec. 19 is the cutoff date for the Dec. 30 biweekly payday. Because of the Christmas holiday, timecards will be processed early and must be approved by noon, Tuesday, Dec. 22, to be included. Make sure your timecards are submitted and approved to meet this deadline.

 

HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION - AUDIO LINK:

For more information about the Dec. 2 Hot Topics in Education, "Literacy Programs - State and National Best Practices," presented by Deborah Tidwell, associate professor, curriculum & instruction; Salli Forbes,director, Reading Recovery of Iowa; and Bonnie Hoewing, instructor, curriculum & instruction, visit http://mm1.uni.edu:8080/ramgen/1/pubrelrm/htie091202.ra.

 

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.

 

ROD LIBRARY HELP VIA TEXT MESSAGE:

Text (319) 242-1508 to ask questions about library resources and services. Text messages will be received at the Rod Library reference desk and answered during regular hours. To learn about other ways to ask questions, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/ask-us-research-help.

 

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.

 

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 know of an environmental safety concern, contact your committee representative or committee chair (kathy.green@uni.edu, 3-6921.) If you notice a safety issue needing immediate attention, contact Wendel Reece at wendel.reece@uni.edu or 3-7269 or Gordon Krueger at gordon.krueger@uni.edu or 3-3445.

 

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.

 

IMSEP IS ON FACEBOOK:

The Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership is a collaborative effort between the three Regents' universities to promote math and science teaching and improve the performance of Iowa's students in math and science. A variety of opportunities are available to students, teachers and professionals. Become a fan of IMSEP on Facebook and learn more about what we do, who we are and how to become involved.

 

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.

 

HELP SOMEONE IN NEED WITH PANTHERS GIVE BACK:

Stop by one of the giving trees in Maucker Union to help someone in need this winter season. Items collected from trees in Prexy's food court and Essentials by Friday, Dec. 11 will be donated to the Salvation Army. Items collected from the tree in the Coffeehouse by Friday, Dec. 18 will be donated to Black Hawk Elementary.

 

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

 

HONORARY DEGREE CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:

The Committee on Honorary Degrees is soliciting nominations for potential recipients of Honorary Degrees to submit to the President. A statement of the policies and procedures can be found at http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/205.shtml. Nominations, marked "Confidential," should be submitted by Friday, Dec. 11, to the Graduate College Dean's Office, LNG 110, mail code 0135, for consideration. Nominators are expected to present a strong argument to support the nomination including relevant background information within the context of the Honorary Degree criteria. Additional letters of support are strongly encouraged. Supporting materials must be submitted by the Dec.11 deadline.

 

GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE:

UNI gift cards are issued by the Department of Residence and are redeemable at all on-campus stores and restaurants. Purchase gift cards at any on-campus store or restaurant. The minimum is $10. (Card minimum exceptions made for orders greater than $50.) The cards do not expire and make great gifts.

HOURS:

ROD LIBRARY FINALS HOURS:

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

Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, enter your last name and UNI ID number.

 

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS FOR FINALS WEEK:

http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/hrs-bcurrent.shtml

 

WRC WINTER BREAK HOURS:

http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/hours/docs/winterbreakhours.pdf

Jan. 4 through 8 will be the WRC free week for UNI faculty/staff and their immediate families. Show your ID card at the welcome desk and enjoy all that the WRC has to offer.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

To read MyUNIverse News.

EMPLOYMENT:

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include program coordinator/study abroad and catering events assistant manager. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

 

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:

FACULTY SERVICE LEARNING FELLOWSHIPS:

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, in conjunction with the American Democracy Project, will offer five Faculty Service Learning Fellowships for the May 2010 term, in the amount of $2,500 each. Fellowship recipients must develop a plan for a service learning course to be offered in 2010-11. For application materials, visit www.uni.edu/adp or e-mail allen.hays@uni.edu.

 
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.

 
ITS-ET FALL 2009 BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES: GOOGLE TOOLS IN HIGHER EDUCATION:

Richard Featherstone will present Google Tools in Higher Education at the ITS-ET Fall 2009 Brown Bag Lunch Series, from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, in Studio IT 134 in the ITTC. Learn about Google tools that you and your students can take advantage of for teaching, learning and collaboration. Tools discussed will include Google Docs, Google Calendar, Picasa Web Album, Google Voice and Google Scholar.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

HOLIDAY RAFFLE TO HELP THE HOMELESS:

UNI Habitat for Humanity will hold its second annual holiday raffle to help the homeless. Buy raffle tickets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10 or Friday, Dec. 11, at Habitat's table in Maucker Union. Raffle tickets are $1; each ticket gives you a chance to win a variety of prizes donated by local businesses. All proceeds go directly towards funding UNI's Habitat house.

 

'HONK IF YOU PASSED PCHEM: REFLECTIONS OF A SPUTNIK SCIENTIST':

After completing 41 years as a UNI faculty member, soon to be fully retired, Paul Rider will reflect upon his experiences as a teacher, researcher, administrator, public servant, musician and other things at 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, in MSH 201. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

 

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.

 

RETIREMENT RECEPTION -- DUANE MCDONALD:

The campus is invited to a retirement reception for Duane McDonald, patron services manager at the GBPAC, from 3:30 to 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, in the lobby of the GBPAC. Join the staff of the GBPAC in honoring Duane for his 23 years of service to UNI.

 

COOKIE WALK/SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER:

Attend a Cookie Walk and Silent Auction to benefit the UNI Child Development Center from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 12, in the lobby of Price Lab School, east main entrance. The silent auction will end at 11:30 a.m. Purchase one container for $8 or two for $14 and fill them up with the holiday cookies of your choice. Freeze for holiday parties, give as gifts or enjoy them yourself. Auction items include a movie basket, football autographed by the UNI football team, a mom's pampering basket, a kitchen basket and more.

 

RETIREMENT RECEPTION -- DON CHAPLAIN, WILLIAM WITT AND WILLIAM WOOD:

Attend a reception from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17, in BCS 30 to celebrate with Don Chaplain, William Witt and William Wood on their retirement from the university effective Thursday, Dec. 31. Refreshments will be provided.

 

GRADUATION CELEBRATION FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS:

The Graduate College and the Alumni Association will host a graduation celebration for graduate students participating in the December Commencement. The celebration will be held following commencement, Saturday, Dec. 19, in the Alumni Suite of the McLeod Center. Graduate students, family members, friends, faculty and staff are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. No RSVP is required.

 

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. 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:

MEN'S BASKETBALL:

Men's basketball hosts Iowa at 7:05 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the McLeod Center. The Panthers host Siena at 7:05 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, in the McLeod Center.

 
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

Women's basketball hosts UW-Milwaukee at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, in the McLeod Center. UNI will host South Dakota at 3:05 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13, in the McLeod Center.

 
WRESTLING:

UNI wrestling hosts Wisconsin at 3:05 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, in the West Gym.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

MEDICAL MARIJUANA FORUM:

See a showing of the award-winning documentary, "Waiting to Inhale," followed by a "meet the patients" question-and-answer period from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec.9, in SRL 14. Sponsored by Sociology, UNI-SIMM and the Marijuana Policy Project of Iowa.

 

ART EXHIBITIONS AND RECEPTION:

An opening reception for two exhibitions: "BFA Exhibition: Garran Gillespie" and book arts by Minnesota artist "Fred Hagstrom," will be held at 7 p.m. Wedneday, Dec. 9, in the lobby of KAB South. Free and open to the public.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:

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.

 

WORLD WAR I COMBATANTS' CHRISTMAS TRUCE:

The World War I Christmas Truce will be discussed from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, at University Book and Supply. The session will discuss the informal truce between German and British soldiers who celebrated together, singing carols, exchanging souvenirs, sharing food and drink and burying their dead. Videos of both Cronkite's rendition of the story and Garth Brooks' song, "Belleau Woods," will be viewed, with discussion to follow. The event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the American Democracy Project and University Book and Supply. For questions contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.

 

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:

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.

 

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."

 

MASSAGE AVAILABLE OVER WINTER BREAK:

Licensed massage therapist Katie Hover will give massages Monday, Dec. 21; Tuesday, Dec. 22 and the week of Jan. 4, in WRC 104. Get 15 minutes for $15; 30 minutes for $25; 45 minutes for $35; 60 minutes for $45 or 90 minutes for $65. Pay with cash, check, u-bill or payroll deduct. Gift certificates are available (great holiday gifts). Call 3-6119 to schedule.

 

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