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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, Feb. 4, 2010

NEWS:

BUDGET UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT ALLEN:

Gov. Culver released his budget recommendations for fiscal 2011 last week. Included in his budget are recommendations for restoring some $31 million to the Regent institutions. For the entire statement, visit http://www.uni.edu/president/budget

 

LUBKER FACULTY RESEARCH AWARD:

Applications for the James F. Lubker Faculty Research Award in the Graduate College are due by 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 8, in LNG 110. The Lubker Award was created and supported by the academic deans to honor Lubker. This award is an annual cash prize recognizing a UNI faculty member for "excellence in research and scholarship." The major selection criteria are exceptional original contributions to research and scholarship, including the creative and performing arts. Nominees must be a tenured member of UNI faculty with at least five years of full-time service at UNI at the time of nomination. Additional details are available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/lubker.aspx.

 

20 BEST UNI CAMPUS INTERNSHIPS:

Proposals are being accepted for the 20 Best UNI Campus Internships. Departments and offices are encouraged to submit a proposal for a funded student internship for the 2010-2011 academic year. Selected proposals will be funded $4,500 for the student's wage. Students will intern 15 hours per week during fall and spring semesters. Positions should be challenging and career enhancing. Proposal deadline is 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22. Proposal forms can be found at: www.uni.edu/careerservices. Contact Laura Wilson at 3-2068 or e-mail laura.wilson@uni.edu.

 

JOB SHADOWING:

The UNI Educational Talent Search Program (ETS) is providing Waterloo middle school students with a job shadowing experience on Friday, Feb. 26, and Monday, March 8. Students will be paired with faculty and staff members working in the students' areas of career interest. Ideally, two students will be matched with a faculty or staff member from 9 a.m. to noon. Students can be met in Maucker Union between 8:30 and 9 a.m. 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 Monday, Feb. 22.

 

UNI FOR HAITI:

The UNI Multicultural Teaching Alliance and Muchas Manos Light Work have teamed up to benefit the people of Haiti. An account at Veridian Credit Union is open now through Friday, Feb. 26. All proceeds will be sent to Haiti via the American Red Cross Hawkeye Chapter, American Red Cross International Relief Fund. Donations of any size will be accepted. Visit any Veridian Credit Union branch to make a donation to the UNI for Haiti Fund, Member # 6310670.

 

DID YOU KNOW? CBA:

The UNI College of Business Administration has been named a "Best Business School" by The Princeton Review for four consecutive years.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Fred Abraham, economics, was quoted in the Des Moines Register regarding the state's economy.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20100202/BUSINESS/2020368/-1/AMES/Iowa-eases-out-of-recession-but-recovery-to-be-lengthy.

 

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.

 

PRINTER AVAILABLE:

The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center has an HP Deskjet 932C and cartridges available for transfer to another UNI department. Call 3-JPEC (5732) or e-mail jpec@uni.edu if you are interested.

 

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.

 

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.

 

P&S COUNCIL:

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.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

To read MyUNIverse News.

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 for the TIAA-CREF representative. To sign up for these complimentary meetings, call (866) 842-2977.

 

GRAD STUDENT RECRUITMENT:

The Graduate College will present informational sessions describing how the new Student Information System can help improve graduate student recruitment. Two sessions will be offered: 10 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, State College Room, or 1:30 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, Oak Room (repeat of first session). Contact Machelle Stickler in the Graduate College to indicate which session you will be attending. Learn how to record and track prospective graduate student inquiries, to automate and document communications to prospective graduate students and to retrieve and analyze data.

 

ANNUAL DEPOSIT AND CASH HANDLING CERTIFICATION:

Two sessions have been added for the Annual Deposit and Cash Handling certification training offered by Business Operations Monday, Feb. 8 and Tuesday, Feb. 9. Both 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 christina.geweke@uni.edu.

 

INTRODUCTION TO VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:

From noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Maucker Union College Eye Room, Lauren Pelleymounter, of the Volunteer Center of the Cedar Valley, will discuss volunteer opportunities in the community and how to get involved.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

PLANETARIUM SHOWS:

The Department of Earth Science Planetarium is open for presentations to the public at 7 and 8 p.m., every Thursday until spring break. Shows are free and appropriate for all ages. The planetarium is located in LAT 105. After spring break, the regular observatory shows on the roof of McCollum Science Hall will take place until the end of the semester. For further information, visit http://www.earth.uni.edu/obsvisit.html.

 

DARWIN WEEK:

The UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers will host the second annual Darwin Week from Feb. 8-12. This event will feature lectures about the newest ideas in science from UNI professors and special guests Ed Wasserman (University of Iowa), Hector Avalos (Iowa State University) and PZ Myers (University of Minnesota, Morris). Topics will include robotics, evolution, astronomy, global warming and more. All Darwin Week events will take place in the Maucker Union and are free and open to the public. For more details and a complete schedule of all 12 speakers and other events, visit www.darwinweek.com. Contact unifreethought@gmail.com with any questions.

 

THE CIRCLE BOOK DISCUSSION:

If you like Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Where the Wild Things Are, join The Circle, a book discussion group for adults who read Youth Literature. They will meet at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Rod Library Youth Collection. For more details visit http://www.library.uni.edu/collections/youth-collection/circle.

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:

UNI State Relations Officer Joe Murphy will host a legislative update from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5, in the Elm Room of Maucker Union. Topics include the state budget process, budget cuts and other policy items affecting UNI during this legislative session.

 

UNI WRS ALL-SPORTS CAMP:

UNI Wellness/Recreation Services will host the 2010 All-Sports Camp from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., during spring break (March 15-19). Students ages 6-12 will participate in flag football, table-tennis, volleyball, rock climbing, basketball, swimming, kickball, baseball/softball, dodge ball, soccer and nutritional and environmental education presentations.

 

TECTONIC THEATRE AND LARAMIE PROJECT:

The Gallagher-Bluedorn is thrilled to announce a week-long residency with Tectonic Theatre and its associated activities with The Laramie Project, Oct. 11 - 15. Please contact amy.hunzelman@uni.edu if you or your organization is interested in planning relevant activities this fall or wish to be sent PR announcements. Judy Shephard is also scheduled to speak on Thursday, Sept. 16.

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

BASS STUDIO RECITAL:

The UNI bass studio will present a winter concert at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, in Graham Hall, RSL Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 

NORTHERN FESTIVAL OF BANDS:

The Northern Festival of Bands will be held Feb. 11-13. This annual festival of high school bands typically hosts more than 40 schools and 250 individual participants. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12 and 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13. The event will feature performances by the UNI Wind Symphony and UNI Symphonic Band on Friday evening as well as Saturday afternoon's performance featuring solo competition winners, the festival's percussionist groups, Festival Concert Band and Festival Symphony Band. The Saturday concert for this event is ticketed. For tickets, call 3-4TIX. For more information, call 3-2028.

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS:.

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.

 

FREE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR:

A free webinar on the latest in technology, including advice on software and hardware upgrading, will be presented by Rick Seeley, ITS, at noon, Thursday, Feb. 11, at www.myentre.net. Seeley will also share his advice on what to upgrade and what to avoid.

 

SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING:

This workshop will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, in BCS 33. The workshop will cover marketing basics and promotion strategies. Advanced registration is required. To sign up, call the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at 3-5732 or e-mail jpec@uni.edu.

 

COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS:

The Iowa Collegiate Entrepreneur Conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, at North Iowa Area Community College. Free registration, free lunch and shuttle from UNI. Advanced registration required by Feb. 18. Call or e-mail John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) to attend and secure a place on the shuttle. This is for students interested in starting a business or faculty who work with students interested in small business. Contact: Katherine Cota-Uyar; e-mail: jpec@uni.edu; phone: 3-5732.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

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 the 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," and the scope of its danger beginning with childhood taunting to murder. This event is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, UNI Greek Life and Violence Intervention Services.

 

SATURDAYS AT THE SCHOOLHOUSE:

Candy, Movies & Fun will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, at Marshall Center School. Discover the differences between today's treats and those from the 1930s. Enjoy a screening of Disney's "Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs," the first full-length animated feature film released in 1937. Space is limited. Call 3-2188 to register by Thursday, Feb. 4. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/museum.

 

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.

 

ART EXHIBITION TELL ME A STORY:

"Tell Me a Story: Contemporary Narrative Ceramics" is an invitational exhibition curated by UNI professor of art JoAnn Schnabel. Participants include Cynthia Consentino, Michael Corney, Holly Hanessian, Kathy King, Max Lehman, Beth Lo, Kevin Snipes, James Tisdale, Michaelene Walsh, Patti Warashina and Janis Mars Wunderlich. Warashina will present a lecture at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9 in KAB 111. A reception will follow. Sponsored by the Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series.

 

THE WORLD IN YOUR CUP: COFFEE:

The exhibit "The World in Your Cup" opens at the University Museum, Saturday, Feb. 13. Explore the environmental and social impacts of the coffee industry. Discover caffeine's impact on your body and examine coffee's early controversial reputation as a "revolutionary drink." For more information visit www.uni.edu/museum.

 
BLACK GOLD:

As westerners revel in designer lattes and cappuccinos, impoverished Ethiopian coffee growers suffer the bitter taste of injustice. "Black Gold," a film about coffee and trade, will be shown at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, at the University Museum. This event is free and open to the public.

ATHLETICS:

BASKETBALL:

The nationally ranked men's basketball team will host Southern Illinois at 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, in the McLeod Center.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC FORUM:

A Legislative Public Forum hosted by local agencies and organizations, including UNI, will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, in the AEA 267 Conference Center, 3712 Cedar Heights Drive, in Cedar Falls. Legislators will speak about major legislative issues and guests may ask questions and voice opinions. For more information, e-mail jane.larson@uni.edu.

 

COLLOQUIUM SPEAKER:

Mike Thomas, biological sciences, University of Idaho, Pocatello, will present "Gene Set Enrichment Analysis (GSEA) to Assess Human Health Significance of Pharmaceuticals in Aquatic Systems," at noon, Monday, Feb. 8, in MSH 101. Thomas heads the Evolutionary Genomics Group and has contributed to bioinformatics research and teaching at UNI.

 
NATIONAL BLACK HIV/AIDS AWARENESS MONTH:

A panel discussion with local health agency and community members on HIV/AIDS Awareness will take place at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 8, in the Maucker Union Elm Room.

 

LIBERAL ARTS CORE REVIEW STEERING COMMITTEE (LAC-RSC) BROWN BAG EVENT:

The Liberal Arts Core Review Steering Committee (LAC-RSC) will host a brown bag event at 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 also 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 susan.hill@uni.edu or Virginia Arthur virginia.arthur@uni.edu.

 

LECTURE ON SOUTH PARK:

Matt Sienkiewicz, Emmy-nominated screenwriter and documentarian, will lecture on South Park: "What's Under Kyle's Hat?: South Park, Anti-Semitism and the Jew Joke in Multicultural America," at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, Maucker Union Ballroom. (This is a correction from Tuesday's UNI Online.) Underwritten by CME. For more information e-mail martha.reineke@uni.edu.

 

PANEL DISCUSSION ON OFFENSIVE HUMOR:

A panel discussion, "Is There Really Anything Wrong with Offensive Humor?" will take place at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 10, in Baker 161. Panelists include: Harry Brod, philosophy and world religions; Melissa Heston, teacher education program; and Doug Shaw, mathematics. This is a follow-up to the Matt Sienkiewicz South Park lecture and protests of anti-bias incidents on campus. For more information e-mail martha.reineke@uni.edu.

 

DESIGN FOR DIGNITY AND INDEPENDENCE:

From 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, in SEC 130A, Gowri Betrabet-Gulwadi of UNI's interior design program will present "Design for Dignity & Independence" as part of the Iowa Consortium for Aging Program's Spring Colloquium Series. Everyone is welcome.

 

PAT/HISTORY CLUB LECTURE:

Trudy Eden, history, will present "Metaphysics and Meatless Meals: Why Diet was Important to the New Thought Movement of the Early 20th Century" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, in SRL 115. The event is free and open to the public.

 

HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION MATH AND SCIENCE LEARNING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD:

The UNI campus is invited to Hot Topics in Education, from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Maucker Union Oak Room. Betty Zan, director of Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education will present "Math and Science Learning in Early Childhood." She will share information about UNI's federal grant to create a Center for Early Education in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (CEESTEM).

 

EDUCATORS AND LESBIAN AND GAY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

Nick Pace, associate professor of educational leadership,will share what educators and administrators need to know about gay and lesbian students from 10:30 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, at University Book and Supply. Pace is author of "The Principal's Challenge: Learning from Gay & Lesbian Students."

 

THE FIRST YEAR IN THE LAC -- WHAT SHOULD BE OUR LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Come hear what the First-Year Council (as a result of the Foundations of Excellence self-study) thinks should be first-year student learning outcomes for UNI students. The event will take place at noon, Monday, Feb. 15, in ITTC 134. This is the second topic in the series of brown-bags sponsored by the LAC-RSC. This event will also 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 susan.hill@uni.edu or Virginia Arthur virginia.arthur@uni.edu.

 

GUEST SPEECH ON MYSTERIOUS CHINA:

The Chinese Student and Scholar Association will host an American Democracy Forum at 10:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17,in Maucker Union Ballroom, featuring award-winning documentary maker, Chris Nebe, as the keynote speaker. Also, a Mysterious China film exhibition is scheduled for 8:30 to 10 p.m., Feb. 4, 10 and 11 at the CME.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

WORDS OF WELLNESS:

The February 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 receive a printed copy of each issue, or to be removed, contact kathy.green@uni.edu, 3-6921, with your name and UNI ID number.

 

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.

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.shtml.

 

P & S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include sales and marketing manager, system programmer/postmaster, academic coordinator/Classic Upward Bound, and laboratory coordinator-MCC. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

 

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:

SUPER BOWL PRIZE DRAWING:

Specials, prize drawings and new menu items will be featured this week in campus convenience stores and restaurants. Customers can enter a drawing to win a karaoke machine, Panther apparel, iPod Nano, movie prize pack or $100 Dining Dollars. Tostitos chips and dips are priced at two for $6 and Mountain Dew and Pepsi throwbacks are just $1. Prexy's will feature a different chili each day. For more information on retail promotions: www.uni.edu/dor link to retail promotions.

 

 

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