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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/

 

 

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010

NEWS:

BEWARE E-MAIL SCAMS:

Never send your password to anyone through an e-mail. E-mail scams targeting UNI users often ask for a password, but UNI support technicians will never ask for your password via e-mail. Examples of phishing messages and more information can be found at http://www.uni.edu/its/security/phishing.html. Never reply to any suspicious e-mail messages; instead, forward it to phishing@uni.edu. If you have sent your password in an e-mail, change your password ASAP.

 

OPEN FORUM ON UNI'S REACCREDITATION:

President Allen and Provost Gibson invite faculty, staff and students to an important update on UNI's Higher Learning Commission (HLC) reaccreditation self-study process. An open forum will be held at 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. UNI's reaccreditation steering committee will highlight key aspects of the self-study, including the Foundations of Excellence® and HLC work, seek input, discuss how individuals can submit suggestions for possible revisions of the self-study report, and outline the next steps in completing the reaccreditation process. Faculty, staff and student input, and active participation in the next phases of the review process are critical to UNI's reaccreditation. Please make every effort to attend this important meeting and to contribute to the shaping of UNI's future.

 

NATIONAL STUDENT EMPLOYMENT WEEK:

During National Student Employment Week, April 12-16, the Student Employment Office encourages campus employers to celebrate the contributions of their student workers. As part of its annual celebration, the Student Employment Office solicits nominations for Student Employee of the Year. The Student Employee of the Year is a student who, in their work role, exemplifies reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism and unique contributions. Recognize the contributions of outstanding student employees by completing the nomination form at http://www.uni.edu/finaid/studentemployment.shtml. Deadline for submission is Friday, Feb. 12.

 

CAMPS AND CONFERENCES SUMMER 2010:

If you are hosting a camp or conference and would like your guests to stay and eat on campus, sign up your group today. Summer camps and conference housing information is available at http://www.uni.edu/dor/conferences.shtml. For more information, contact David "Schmiddy" Schmid at 3-2249.

 

FREE TAX HELP:

UNI accounting students will provide free income tax assistance from 5 to 7 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 8 through April 14, in CBB 223. No appointment is necessary. You are encouraged to arrive by 5:30 p.m. to allow volunteers sufficient time to complete returns. For more information, call the UNI Department of Accounting at 3-2394.

 

P&S COUNCIL MEETING:

The P&S Council Nomination Committee is accepting nominations for five P&S Council positions representing the following divisions: two from Academic Affairs, one from Student Affairs and two from Administration and Financial Services. For more information, contact Sara Eberle at sara.eberle@uni.edu or at 3-6838.

 

VOUCHERS FOR DALAI LAMA:

Faculty and staff tell students to 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: Friday, Jan. 29; Wednesday, Feb. 3; and Friday, Feb. 5. 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.

 

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.

 

ELECTRONIC CALENDAR PURGE SUNDAY, JAN. 31:

Old calendar entries will be purged from the central server starting at approximately 5 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 31. The access to the calendar server will continue with anticipation of only slightly degraded performance until the purge is complete. The plan is to purge all entries prior to July 1, 2008, which leaves historic calendar information for one year plus on the server. For more information visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/itscomm.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

DID YOU KNOW? DIVERSITY:

UNI has student organizations that represent many different aspects of diversity, including the Black Student Union, Asian Students and Alliances, Gender Equality Association, Hispanic/Latino Student Union, Saudi Students Club and UNI Proud, among others.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

TIAA-CREF COUNSELING:

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus conducting one-on-one counseling sessions Feb.3, 4, 17 and 18. Questions such as "Is my investment mix appropriate?," "Am I saving enough to maintain my lifestyle in retirement?" and "How do I use my funds for income in retirement?" are all topics the TIAA-CREF representative can help with. To sign up for these complimentary meetings, call (toll free) (866) 842-2977.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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, UBS. Preregistration is required. There is a limit of 30 per session. Bring your lunch. Call 266-7581 for more information.

 

GO BACKPACKING WITH UNI OUTDOORS:

Join UNI Outdoors for a spring break backpacking adventure to the Grand Canyon National Park and the Havasupai. This trip offers spectacular views, majestic waterfalls and more. The cost for students is $500, UNI employees $525 and for guests $575. Call 3-7163 or stop by WRC 174 for more information.

 

ADVENTURE IN SCOTLAND:

UNI Outdoors Scottish Highlands Adventure will be highlighted during an informational meeting at 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 8, in WRC 174. Everyone is welcome. The Scotland adventure is May 17-28. The cost for students is $1,000, for UNI employees $1,150, and guests $1,300 plus airfare. For more information call 3-7164 and ask for Andy.

 
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.

 

HATE CANCER? SIGN UP YOUR RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM:

Go to www.relayforlife.org/uni to sign up a team of eight to 15 people, or come to the Maucker Union Ballroom on Feb. 2 to sign up. UNI's Relay For Life will take place on April 9-10 in the McLeod Center. For more information, e-mail Sarah McCarty at mccartys@uni.edu.

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:

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 University Room. 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.

 

STARTING A BUSINESS -- INTRODUCTION:

Introduction to Starting a Business will be offered from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 8, in BCS 33. 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.

 

CEDAR VALLEY DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS:

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Feb. 8, at the UNI Museum to discuss "Left to Tell" by Immaculee Illabigiza, who survived the Rwandan Holocaust by hiding for 91 days in a tiny bathroom with eight other women. The speaker is Jacque Ingibire, a UNI student from Rwanda. All are welcome.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

YEE-HAW ART EXHIBIT:

The UNI Gallery of Art presents a print exhibition "Yee-Haw Industries, WALL to WALL: 12 Years of Art for the People," now through Feb. 1, sponsored in part by the Florence Hartwig Foundation. Artists Adam Ewing and UNI alumnus BJ Alumbaugh will give lectures at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, in KAB 111. A reception will follow. These events are free and open to the public.

 

JOURNEY TO A HATE FREE MILLENNIUM:

Speaker Brent Scarpo will present "Journey to a Hate Free Millennium" at 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, in Maucker Union Ballroom. "Journey to a Hate Free Millennium" is a multiple award-winning documentary that centers around true stories taken from national headlines. The inspiring documentary addresses the subject of hate by searching out the origins of how it is "taught and learned," the scope of its danger beginning with childhood taunting to murder. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, UNI Greek Life and Violence Intervention Services.

ATHLETICS:

BASKETBALL:

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:

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.

 

CROW FORUM:

CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, Feb. 1, in the CME 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.

 

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.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

SIGN UP FOR WATER AEROBICS:

Sign up today for a water aerobics class. Try something new. Water aerobics is a cardiovascular workout with the addition of moving water resistance. This calorie-burning workout avoids high impact on your joints.

 

PILATES AND YOGA:

Join Pilates or Yoga. Several class times are available to fit your schedule. Pilates can increase core strength, flexibility and balance. Yoga combines relaxing poses with strength and core stability for every major muscle group. To sign up visit www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitness/classes.

 

LABYRINTH EXPERIENCE:

The Labyrinth will be available to walk from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom B. At first glance the labyrinth may look like a maze but it's more than that. Walking the labyrinth can be a form of centering, slowing down and/or meditating, bringing gifts of insight, wisdom and peace. For more information, contact Joan Thompson at joan.thompson@uni.edu or 3-2137.

 

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:

JOB OPENINGS AT UNI:

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

 

 

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