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Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010

NEWS:

ELECTRONIC CALENDAR PURGE SUNDAY, JAN. 31:

ITS will delete old entries from the university calendar of events starting at approximately 5 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 31. Access to the calendar server will be available with slightly degraded performance until the purge is complete. All entries prior to July 1, 2008, will be purged leaving historic calendar information for one year plus on the server. For more information visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/itscomm.

 

IMPACT TO IOWA'S COUNTIES:

University Marketing & Public Relations has completed a "UNI Impact to Iowa's 99 Counties" brochure, highlighting UNI's involvement in education, business, economic, social and cultural contributions in Iowa. For more information about UNI's half-a-billion dollar impact on the state's economy and other impact data visit the president's Web site and click on "UNI's Impact on Iowa." To request brochures, contact Stacey Christensen, stacey.christensen@uni.edu.

 

TECTONIC THEATRE AND LARAMIE PROJECT COMING TO UNI:

Tectonic Theatre and its associated activities with The Laramie Project will be in residency Oct. 11-15 at the GBPAC and Judy Shephard is scheduled to speak Thursday, Sept. 16. Contact amy.hunzelman@uni.edu if you and/or your organization is interested in planning relevant activities this fall or wish to be sent announcements.

 

VOUCHERS FOR DALAI LAMA:

Students can stop by Essentials in Maucker Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to pick up vouchers for the Dalai Lama program on May 18 in the McLeod Center. Vouchers can be picked up on the following dates: Wednesday, Jan. 27; Friday, Jan. 29; Wednesday, Feb. 3; and Friday, Feb. 5. Students must show their UNI ID to pick up a voucher for this event. A limited number of seats are being held for UNI students. It's important for students to get their voucher before Feb. 5 so the planning committee can evaluate whether or not remaining seats can be sold to the general public.

 

FOLLON SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN:

Applications are now being accepted for the 2010-11 Dr. Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership. This is a one-year award for $3,500 applied directly to the student's university bill, half each semester. Applicants must be full-time, undergraduate students who have completed at least 30 credit hours at UNI and will return for the following academic year (both fall and spring). A cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher is required. Applicants are encouraged to use the Common Scholarship Application at www.uni.edu/finaid/. Deadline for applications is 4 p.m., Friday, March 5. For more information contact Jan Hanish 3-3526 or jan.hanish@uni.edu.

 

LUX SERVICE AWARD NOMINATIONS:

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2010 Lux Service Award. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students who have demonstrated outstanding service to the university. Students with 90 or more credit hours, including graduating seniors, qualify for the award. Visit http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/deanofstudents/lux for a complete list of award requirements and an online nomination form. Nominations must be received by Friday, Feb. 19. Contact Keisha Schmidt at 3-5181 or keishas@uni.edu for more information.

 

SURVEY ON THE LIBERAL ARTS CORE AT UNI:

The Liberal Arts Core Review Steering Committee (LAC-RSC) invites all faculty and students to participate in a short survey on the current Liberal Arts Core. The survey results will be used to help shape campus discussions about whether the current LAC needs to be revised and if so, how it should be improved. The charge of the LAC-RSC can be found at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/documents/LAC-RSCCharge.pdf. The survey is available on MyUNIverse https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/portal/portHandler.cgi for two weeks beginning Jan. 19. Additional comments or questions about the survey may be directed to the committee co-chairs Susan Hill susan.hill@uni.edu and Virginia Arthur virginia.arthur@uni.edu.

 

TOPICS FOR LAC REVIEW STEERING COMMITTEE (LAC-RSC) EVENTS:

The Liberal Arts Core Review Steering Committee is planning a series of events to engage the campus community in discussion of issues and ideas related to the Liberal Arts Core. Planned "brown bag" topics include a comparison study of Liberal Arts Cores, "Qualities of an Educated Person," intercultural competence requirement and learning themes for the LAC. Send additional ideas for topics, for structuring events (times, places) and for presenters/discussion leaders to Deirdre Heistad d.heistad@uni.edu for consideration by the committee.

 

SUMMER CAMPS:

If you or your department are hosting a summer camp at UNI, please send camp information to Liz Conklin in University Marketing & Public Relations at liz.conklin@uni.edu. UMPR will add this information to UNI's Summer Camp Web site.

 

DID YOU KNOW? DIVERSITY:

UNI's 13,000 students represent 46 states and 70 countries.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

The Chambersburg, Penn., Public Opinion featured a story about the STAR4D painting system recently installed at a training site. UNI's Rick Klein, IWRC, is quoted: http://www.publicopiniononline.com/localnews/ci_14252127.

 

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES FACULTY/STAFF JANUARY 2010 NEWSLETTER:

Student Disability Services' January 2010 faculty/staff newsletter is available online at http://www.uni.edu/sds/FacultyStaffNewsletter.shtml.

 

COE DEAN SEARCH:

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost is conducting a search for the dean, College of Education. Applications received by March 15 will be given full consideration. For the complete position announcement visit www.uni.edu/vpaa.

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS -- VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROJECT:

The Campus Violence Prevention Project, in collaboration with Women's and Gender Studies and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, is seeking proposals for the Violence Prevention and Intervention Curriculum Institute to be held in conjunction with the Dalai Lama's May visit. Information and the application form are available at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/documents/VPICI.callforproposals.doc. Materials should be submitted to the CSBS Dean's Office (0403) by noon, Friday, Feb. 19.

 

20TH ANNUAL UNI RESIDENT ASSISTANT CONFERENCE:

During the weekend of Jan. 29 more than 500 students and residence life professionals will attend the 20th annual UNI RA Conference. Programs will be presented on topics pertaining to residence life; there will be a keynote by Bill Cordes and entertainment. For further information or to include information/photos from the event in UNI publications, contact Ashleigh Crowe at ashleigh.crowe@uni.edu.

 

COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT AND SUPPLEMENT:

The 2008-09 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report & Supplement are available at
http://access.uni.edu/reports/cafr/index.shtml. If you have questions regarding the reports, call Financial Accounting and Reporting Services at 3-3576.

 

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP PROGRAM:

Do you want to learn about other cultures? International students are eager to meet an American family and practice their English. Students will not live with you, but rather visit once a month to chat. If interested, contact Madison Frei at freim@uni.edu.

 

FUN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:

Get your students involved with the Conversation Partner Program. Students will speak to international students once a week for one hour and learn about another culture. For more information, contact Madison Frei at freim@uni.edu to speak to your classes.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

HARASSMENT PREVENTION SESSIONS:

Attorney Jill Jensen-Welch will present "Preventing Illegal Harassment" on Tuesday, Feb. 16. All employees are strongly encouraged to attend, especially those in supervisory roles. Iowa law and UNI policy will be reviewed. Register for one of two sessions at www.uni.edu/equity. Pre-registration is required. Sponsored by Compliance and Equity Management.

 

TRAINING FOR ORACLE ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE:

Training is available Wednesday, Jan. 27, for individuals who will use the Oracle Accounts Receivable module that went live in January. Register for training at

https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start&admin_group=MFIS. If this time does not work for you, contact Brian Looby at 3-3537 or MEMFIS-Training@uni.edu to schedule training. For more information about this system, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/ar_info.shtml.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

IMPROV COMEDY AUDITIONS:

Half-Masted, UNI's comedy improv troupe, will hold auditions from 6 to 8 p.m.,Tuesday, Jan. 26, and 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27, in the Elm Room of the Maucker Union. Callbacks will be held Friday, Jan. 29. The troupe is composed of UNI students and alumni, and instructed and directed by Doug Shaw. This group performs a public show at the end of every semester at UNI, and private shows, seminars, and team-building workshops throughout Iowa. Practices are from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays, and 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., Fridays.

 

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION IN CONJUNCTION WITH VISIT BY DALAI LAMA:

In conjunction with the visit to UNI by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, University Book and Supply is hosting a series of Community Conversations based on several books he has authored. The first one focuses on "Freedom in Exile" and will be held from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, at UBS. Preregistration is required. There is a limit of 30 per session. Bring your lunch. Call 266-7581 for more information.

 
GUEST ARTIST MASTER CLASS:

Visiting artist Connie Rhoades will present a clarinet master class at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Rhoades currently serves as professor of clarinet at Eastern Kentucky University. This event is free and open to the public.

 

FAURE PIANO QUARTET MASTER CLASS:

Chamber ensembles from UNI and UNI Suzuki School will perform from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 30, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. All ages are invited to attend and observe. No RSVP required.

 

STURGIS YOUTH THEATRE WINTER CLASSES:

The Sturgis Youth Theatre has posted its winter class schedule of creative drama classes for youth in kindergarten through high school. Classes begin Monday, Feb. 8. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis/

PERFORMING ARTS:

FAURE PIANO QUARTET:

The Fauré Piano Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m, Friday, Jan. 29, at the GBPAC. Call 3-4849 for tickets or visit http://www.gbpac.org.

 
GUEST ARTIST RECITAL:

Visiting artist Connie Rhoades will present a clarinet recital featuring pianist Ryan Shirar at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Rhoades is professor of clarinet at Eastern Kentucky University and will offer a master class during her visit as well. This event is free and open to the public.

 

PILOBOLUS:

The Pilobolus Dance Troupe will perform at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 31, in the GBPAC. Call 3-4849 for tickets or visit http://www.gbpac.org.

 

SPOTLIGHT SERIES:

UNI School of Music will present a Spotlight Series Concert: Die Walküre, Act I at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This unique showcase will feature UNI School of Music Voice Division faculty artists Jeffrey Brich (Siegmund), Leslie Morgan (Sieglinde) and John Hines (Hunding) with Korey Barrett, piano, performing the first act of Richard Wagner's "Die Walküre." For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

UNI INTERPRETERS THEATRE:

UNI Interpreters Theatre presents "In the Ali Way" written, performed and directed by UNI student Ali Rae Horsted. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4 through Saturday, Feb. 6, in LNG 040. For more information visit www.uni.edu/interptheatre or call 3-2640.

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS:

STARTING A BUSINESS -- INTRODUCTION:

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 call the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at 3-5732 or e-mail jpec@uni.edu.

 

STARTING A BUSINESS-- PLANNING:

Learn the components of a business plan and what makes an effective plan from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Jan. 28, in BCS 128. Information builds upon the Introduction to Start a Business workshop. Advanced registration is required. To sign up,call the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at 3-5732 or e-mail jpec@uni.edu.

 

USING GOOGLE TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS:

A free webinar on using Google to grow your business will be offered at noon, Thursday, Jan. 28, at www.myentre.net. Search engines are now the No. 1 source of information for Americans. It's the first place they go for everything, including looking for what a business has to offer. Learn how to use paid ads on Google and other search engines to generate additional revenue for your business.

 

MINDFUL LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP:

The Student Leadership Center will offer a Mindful Leadership Workshop at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. In conjunction with the upcoming visit of the Dalai Lama, this workshop will focus on the benefits and strategies of mindful leadership. The facilitator is Janelle Railey M.A., LMHC, RYT from the Eastwind Healing Center in Iowa City.

ATHLETICS:

BASKETBALL:

Men's basketball hosts Drake at 7:05 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27 in the McLeod Center. Women's basketball hosts Illinois State at 7:05 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, and Indiana State at 3:05 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30. Both games will be in the McLeod Center.

 

TRACK AND FIELD:

Track and Field hosts the Jack Jennett Invitational Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30, in the UNI-Dome.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

Pablo Ben, assistant professor, history, will present "From City of Sin to Family Haven: The Transformation of Buenos Aires Between 1800 and 1950" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27, in SRL 115. The event is free and open to the public.

 
DATE/LOCATION CHANGE FOR LIBERAL ARTS CORE BROWN BAG:

The Liberal Arts Core Review Steering Committee (LAC-RSC) brown bag event originally scheduled for Jan. 28, has been changed to noon, Monday, Feb. 8, in ITTC 134/136. Jake Rudy, vice president of NISG, and Siobahn Morgan, Liberal Arts Core coordinator, will present the results of Rudy's fall research project and paper comparing Liberal Arts Core requirements from peer institutions. This event will be available as a webinar. Details and a link will be available to faculty prior to the event. The charge of the LAC-RSC can be accessed at
http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/documents/LAC-RSCCharge.pdf. Questions may be directed to committee co-chairs, Susan Hill at susan.hill@uni.edu and Virginia Arthur at virginia.arthur@uni.edu.

 

CHFA EXCELLENCE AWARD SPEAKER:

Karen S. Mitchell, professor of communication studies, is the 2009 CHFA Faculty Excellence Award recipient. The award will be presented at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26, in Interpreters Theatre LNG 040. Mitchell will present "Why Just Teaching Matters." This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. For more information, call 3-2725.

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS' BROWN BAG SERIES:

Wendy Hoofnagle, English language and literature, presents, "Mentoring Matters: Demystifying Success for Graduate Students" from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26, in the Maucker Union Oak Room. Sponsored by the Graduate College, this is the first in a series of Graduate Student Brown Bags for graduate students. Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided. No RSVP required.

 

ROADSIDE PRAIRIE PLANTINGS AND POLLINATOR CONSERVATION:

Jennifer Hopwood, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, will present "Roadside Prairie Plantings and Pollinator Conservation," at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center (located ¼ mile west of the McLeod Center on W. 27th Street). Hopwood's research has found that roadsides that have been restored with native vegetation had significantly greater bee abundance and species richness than those with weedy vegetation. She will discuss how we can use roadside prairie reconstruction to help conserve these important ecological pollinators. For more information, contact Ryan Welch at 3-3828, or rwelch@uni.edu.

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:

Tales from the Trenches, a three-part series featuring the perspectives of business owners on how they navigate their business through current economic times, will be presented at 8 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, in BCS 33. David Sparks, president of Heartwood Investments, will present a young company's perspective. Refreshments will be served. Please register at 3-JPEC or jpec@uni.edu.

 

DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING:

Filmmaker Matt Sienkiewicz will screen and discuss his documentary film "Live From Bethlehem," at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 8, in KAB 111. The film chronicles the struggles, failures and triumphs of the Ma'an News Network, the only major independent news source in the Palestinian Territories. Following the lives of the station's reporters, producers and photographers, this documentary provides an in-depth, balanced look into the challenges of making news in one of the world's most combative regions. For more information about the film and filmmaker, visit http://www.livefrombethlehem.com.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

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-served, 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.

 

IRON MAN TRIATHLON CHALLENGE:

Need some motivation and additional goals to enhance your workouts? Consider participating in the WRS Ironman Triathlon Challenge. This fitness incentive program allows you to choose from three different events involving swimming or rowing, cycling and walking/running. Registration for the challenge begins Monday, Feb. 1, in the WRC 101. There is a $20 entry fee. Individuals who complete their event will receive a certificate of achievement and a commemorative T-shirt.

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

Merit Vacancies are available for viewing at:
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.shtml

 

JOB OPENINGS AT UNI:

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

DINING SPECIALS:

SUSHI TUESDAY:

The next Sushi Tuesday will be Jan. 26. Sushi is prepared in Prexy's kitchens and available at Wasabi in Maucker Union. Flavors include California, tuna and vegetable cream cheese. Sushi costs $4.50 to $5 for a meal-size serving. See promotions and new product information at www.uni.edu/dor.

 

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