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Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010
PRESIDENT ALLEN INVITES CAMPUS TO DIVERSITY TOWN HALL:
One of our institutional priorities is to value, promote and teach about diversity. An appreciation of diversity is an essential component of an excellent education. To further advance our efforts, I invite students, faculty and staff to the second-annual UNI town hall meeting on diversity from 2 to 5 p.m.,Thursday, Jan. 21 in the Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
The University Honors Program is seeking proposals for Presidential Scholars and Honors Seminars for the 2010-11 academic year. Information and the proposal form can be found at http://www.uni.edu/honors/seminarproposal.shtml. Proposals should be submitted to the University Honors Program (0355) on or before the deadline of Monday, Feb. 1.
FACULTY NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARDS:
UNI and Veridian Credit Union are seeking nominations for the 2010 Community Engagement Awards to recognize outstanding contributions of UNI faculty members to the community through research and/or teaching. All full-time tenured and tenure track faculty are eligible. For award and nomination details, visit www.uni.edu/resources/outreach/veridian.shtml. All nomination materials must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 19.
BLACK HAWK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL VISIT:
UNI will host an annual visit day for Black Hawk Elementary grades K-5 on Thursday, April 1. Many UNI faculty and departments offer programming and activities for various grade levels. There is a need for some new programming this year. If you haven't participated in past years and have an interest in this visit, please share your ideas with Stacey Christensen, 3-3170.
DID YOU KNOW? DIVERSITY:
The Minorities in the Leadership of Education (MILE) program provides financial support for 11 future school leaders of color from across Iowa in the UNI principalship, superintendency and doctoral programs. For more information, contact Nick Pace and Tim Gilson in UNI Educational Leadership.
CHANGES IN PHYSICAL PLANT WORK HOURS:
Due to significant staff reductions in Physical Plant, hours of operations are being modified. Please review the link below to see the revised hours and how they may impact you. http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/op_maint_reductions.pdf.
MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION CENTER:
G and A permit parking is available for faculty and staff as well as pay-by-space timed parking for visitors, faculty, staff and students in the new MMTC. The green numbered signs identify pay stalls and the lines are painted yellow. You must pay for your time in these spaces at the multi-meter pay stations located at the east and west stair wells at street level. Instructions are printed on the front of the machines and each is equipped with a button for voice prompts to guide you through the process. The MMTC entrance is on the east end of the facility from Merner Street. The Campus Street or west end, is an exit only. Traveling against the traffic flow puts others at unnecessary risk and is a chargeable offense. If you have questions, contact Brent Richmond at 3-5374.
SUPERVISORY & CONFIDENTIAL COUNCIL MEETING JAN. 19:
The Supervisory & Confidential Council meeting will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, in GIL 025.
DATA CLEANSING TAGS:
Computers tagged with the yellow sticker for resale at the Campus Store will not be accepted for pick up after Monday, Jan. 25. A new color scheme will be used after that date to identify resalable units. Contact your department's tech person for the new stickers. If you have questions, call 3-7653.
ROD LIBRARY IS ON FACEBOOK:
Rod Library is now on Facebook with photos, YouTube videos, events, specialized search boxes and more! You can find us at http://www.facebook.com/rodlibrary.
NEW OSP RESEARCHER PROFILES:
To highlight the exceptional research, scholarship and creative efforts of UNI faculty and staff, the Office of Sponsored Programs has added a new feature to its Web site: Researcher Profiles. Visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/researcher-profiles to read about the first profiled faculty member, Greg Stefanich, Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
MCELROY FELLOWSHIP TRUST:
Consider nominating an outstanding undergraduate student for the McElroy Fellowship. Students must have graduated in December 2009 or will graduate in May 2010 with a liberal arts degree. Students must intend to pursue a Ph.D. Students will be awarded $10,000 per year for three years to help defray education costs. In addition to an above average-academic record, students will be evaluated on their character, leadership and general interests as expressed by extra-curricular activities that give evidence of initiative, commitment and discipline. Application packets must include a one page letter from the student outlining their graduate school objectives, a copy of their transcript, a recent photograph and three letters of recommendation. Additional information is available at www.grad.uni.edu. For application materials contact Machelle Stickler at 3-2748 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNI UP CLOSE:
UNI Up Close is a visit day planned specifically for admitted high school seniors. Following the success of earlier Up Close events, two days are planned this year. The 2009 events hosted approximately 811 students and their guests. Of those 811 students, 749 currently are enrolled freshmen. Mark your calendars for Fridays, Feb. 19 and Feb. 26, and start planning your involvement at: http://www.uni.edu/admissions/upclose/facultystaff/.
ORACLE RECEIVABLES IS LIVE:
Oracle Receivables has been moved to production and is available for non-student invoicing needs. This application should be used for billing all customers external to the university. For internal customers that pay with a journal entry, that process will not change. For additional details on this application, including log-in instructions and information on future training, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/ar_info.shtml or contact Brian Looby with questions at 3-3537.
ROD LIBRARY INSTRUCTION SESSIONS:
Tired of students getting all of their information from Google? Rod Library staff can arrange instruction sessions for your classes to show them how to use Rod Library resources. Schedule library sessions at http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr/ or call 3-2839.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM:
UNI's Executive Development Center's Leadership Development Certificate Program is designed to transform good managers into great leaders. The program consists of 10 full-day sessions held between Jan. 27 and May 26. Participants are challenged to change from thinking like a manager to thinking like a strategic leader. Session topics include visioning and influencing, leading with values, big-picture decision making, finance for leaders and leading through changing times. Four hours of graduate or undergraduate credit is available. Tuition is $3,250, and includes all materials, meals and parking. UNI employees receive a 10-percent discount. For more information, visit www.bcs.uni.edu/execdev. Enrollment deadline is Jan. 15. Contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 3-5851 or email@example.com.
ANNUAL DEPOSIT AND CASH HANDLING CERTIFICATION:
The Annual Deposit and Cash Handling certification training will be offered by Business Operations Jan. 25, 26, 29 and Feb. 1, 2 and 5. All sessions will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in GIL 009. All staff members who handle cash, prepare deposits or reconcile cash deposits should attend. To register, contact Christina Geweke at 3-2628 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RESCHEDULED TRAINING- IDENTIFYING YOUR UNIFIED LEAVE SOURCE:
Due to the December snowstorm the training session covering workers compensation, FMLA and employee disability is rescheduled for 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27, in GIL 007-009. This informational session will help supervisors gain a better understanding of the types of leave available to UNI employees and address their responsibility in the leave process. Re-registration is not required. A few seats are still available for those interested in signing up. To register, e-mail HRS-Training@uni.edu and include your name and department. For more details see http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/uni_leave_trn_flyer.pdf.
RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR UNI BROADCASTING SERVICES EMPLOYEES:
A retirement reception honoring Bob Dorr, Leonard Tomkins and Diane Thompson will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Voodoo Lounge, 314 Main St., Cedar Falls. All three retired from UNI on Dec. 31.
ROTH/SHULL OPEN HOUSES:
When was the last time you were in a UNI residence hall? Check out the living spaces for sophomores, juniors and seniors at ROTH and Shull Halls during the open house events 2 to 4:30 p.m. (Shull), 3 to 6 p.m. (ROTH), Friday, Jan. 15. Additional information is available online at www.uni.edu/dor.
NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE OPPORTUNITY:
On the MLK Day of Service Monday, Jan. 18, Green Iowa Americorps workers are partnering with the UNI CEEE to train and lead volunteers in weatherizing homes in Cedar Falls. There is work for all skill levels. Meet at 9 a.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 2410 Melrose Dr., Cedar Falls. To register by Friday, Jan. 15, e-mail Cortney.Schiappa@gmail.com. Wear work clothes and bring a sack lunch. Work will conclude between 4:30 and 5 p.m.
AUTHOR TO DISCUSS BOOK AND LECTURE:
Author Rufus Burrows Jr. will attend a book discussion at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 18, at the CME for his book, "Martin Luther King Jr., for Armchair Theologians." The author also will deliver a lecture at 7 p.m.that evening in Davis Hall.
VOLLEYBALL BANQUET TICKETS ON SALE:
Join in celebrating the 2009 UNI volleyball season at the Volleyball Banquet. It will be held at noon, Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Holiday Inn in Cedar Falls. The cost is $20. Please RSVP by Jan.19 to Michelle Coulter at email@example.com or 3-3176.
WOMEN AT PLAY:
The sixth-annual Women at Play fundraiser will be held Friday, Jan. 29, at Joker's on Main Street in Cedar Falls. The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes a social hour, silent auction and comedy show by Rex Havens. Tickets are $40 in advance, or $140 for a table of four. All proceeds go to the Women at Play endowment, which supports scholarships for UNI's female student-athletes. Call 3-2468 to reserve tickets.
KINDERMUSIK NOW ENROLLING:
Kindermusik, a world-wide music and movement program for children ages 0-5, will offer a 14- week winter/spring Kindermusik session for young 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. Classes are held in GBPAC 30. Registration deadline is Jan. 30. For more information, visit www.joyful-noise-studio.com, or contact Tricia Freeman at (319) 415-9404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WINTER SOFTBALL CAMPS:
UNI Softball will host winter camps in the UNI-Dome. An offense and defense camp will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6 for ages 8 to 12, and Sunday, Feb. 7 for ages 13 to 18. Both days the offense camp will be from 8 a.m. to noon and the defense camp will be from 1 to 4 p.m. If you have any questions contact Stephanie Winter at email@example.com or visit http://www.unisoftballcamps.com/.
COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL SPRING CLASSES:
Register now for classes for K through second grade from 6:10 to 6:50 p.m. and third through fifth grades from 6:50 to 7:50 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 19 through April 13. Build musical skills through poetry, song, games, movement, Orff percussion instruments, recorders and more, instructed by Aaron Hansen. UNI CMS also offers private lessons for woodwinds, brass, percussion and piano, as well as Kindermusik, UNI Children's Choir and UNI New Horizons Band. For more information or registration contact Cindi Mason at 3-2142 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men's basketball hosts Indiana State at 7:05 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 16,. in the McLeod Center.
Swimming hosts Nebraska-Omaha at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 16, in the Glen F. Henry Pool.
TRACK AND FIELD:
Track and Field hosts the Panther Open on Saturday, Jan. 16, in the UNI-Dome.
FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL:
Hunter Capoccioni, adjunct professor of double bass, will offer a recital at 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 15, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Randy Grabowski will present a trumpet recital with Sean Botkin, piano, at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, in Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
FREE WEBINAR ON BOOTSTRAPPING YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS:
Not all businesses started with venture capital, an IPO or a huge loan from the bank. Learn how to apply bootstrapping techniques to a new or existing small business venture during a free webinar at www.myentre.net at noon, Thursday, Jan. 14. Many successful start-up firms are created from the ground up without a dollar of external funding.
BUSINESS IDEA GENERATION WORKSHOPS:
This course explores how to generate business ideas and evaluate those ideas for viability. Advanced registration is required. The course is offered twice: 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20, and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.,Thursday, Jan. 21, both in BCS 128. To sign up, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at 3-5732 or e-mail email@example.com.
STARTING A BUSINESS:
Introduction to Starting a Business will be offered from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26, in BCS 128. This course is designed to teach the basics of starting a small business including business structure, taxes, and resources. Advanced registration is required. To sign up, contact Katherine Cota-Uyar at 3-5732 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
DESIGN PRESENTATION:THREE TALL WOMEN:
The director and designers of the Strayer-Wood Theatre's first senior-showcase production share their vision for bringing Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women" to life on stage at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre.
CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, Feb. 1, in the CME, Room 109A. Gloria Gibson, executive vice president and provost, will present "Women in Academic Leadership." The Women's & Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to gather for the informal presentation and discussion.
FITNESS AND LEISURE CLASSES:
WRS fitness and leisure classes began Jan. 13. It's not too late to register. Many classes are still open such as Water Aerobics, Pilates, Spinnercise and Hip Hop. Start 2010 with a new attitude and a new body. To register, visit www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitness/classes.
HEALTH BEAT SERVICES:
Looking for a good place to workout, where it is not so congested? Consider using the WRS Health Beat in Maucker Union. Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday. If you have any questions, call 3-2239. Health Beat lockers are available for rent (by the semester). Ask a fitness supervisor at HB, or contact Kristy Leen, WRS personal fitness coordinator, at 3-7167 or email@example.com.
WINTER WELLNESS MASSAGE SPECIAL:
Schedule a one-hour massage during the months of January or February and pay just $40 (regularly $45). First come, first serve, subject to schedule availability. Special does not include gift certificate sales. All other massage sessions are regularly priced. Call 3-6119 to schedule. Learn more about massage therapy at UNI at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/massage_therapy.html.
ASSISTANCE IN KICKING THE NICOTINE HABIT:
Extra assistance is available this month through Quitline Iowa and the UNI Employee Wellness Program. Quitline Iowa (1-800-784-8669) will provide four weeks (rather than its usual two) of nicotine replacement therapy and UNI will provide another two weeks for employees participating in its Tobacco Cessation Program. Contact Kathy.Green@uni.edu, 3-6921.
JOB OPENINGS AT UNI:
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/employment/.
COLD DAYS, HOT DEALS:
Come in from the cold and enjoy "Cold Days Hot Deals" at Prexy's, Chats and Essentials in Maucker Union; Biscotti's in Redeker Center and 23rd Street Market in Commons. Discounts on favorites and introductory pricing on new products change daily. Cold Days Hot Deals continue through Jan. 23.
VALUE MENU AT CAFE FRESCO:
Six lunches have been re-bundled and repriced for $5 or less at Cafe Fresco in Maucker Union. Begin 2010 with the good habit of saving money while eating well. For more information on the new value menu at Cafe Fresco, go to www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening: Retail Promotions.
WRC SPRING HOURS:
MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS OVER MLK WEEKEND:
LIBRARY HOURS OVER MLK WEEKEND:
There will be no special vacation loans over the weekend. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your last name and UNI ID number.
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