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Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010
STUDENT EVALUATION OF TEACHING SCORES-AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Student evaluation of teaching scores are now available online at http://www.ir.uni.edu/dbweb/uniset/index.cfm. Access is restricted by CatID and password. Faculty and staff only have access to their own course summaries.
Department heads have access to all the courses in their departments. For more information contact Shashi Kaparthi email@example.com, Office of Institutional Research.
STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT UPDATE:
The project team working on configuring the Campus Solutions information system has been making progress in both set-up and conversion of data. In the Academic Advisement module, graduate and undergraduate majors' and minors' plans are being developed and will be sent to academic departments for review and feedback the next few months. For more information about the project, visit http://www.uni.edu/sis/.
IMSEP PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS THROUGH OSP:
Individuals planning to submit project proposals for the Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership (IMSEP) grants must contact the Office of Sponsored Programs for proposal review and approval prior to submission. The deadline to submit proposals is Monday, March 8; please notify OSP by Wednesday, March 3, if you intend to submit. Contact Hillery Oberle at 3-3961 or hilllery.oberle@uni, or Anita Gordon at 3-6148 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
INTERNAL DEADLINE FOR NSF MAJOR RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION (MRI) PROGRAM:
Due to National Science Foundation submission limits, those interested in submitting grant proposals to NSF's MRI program must participate in an internal selection process; see http://www.uni.edu/osp/internal-deadline-mri for instructions. The internal deadline is March 8. For more information, contact Hillery Oberle at 3-3961 or email@example.com.
IMSEP EXECUTIVE BOARD CHANGES:
Catherine Miller, associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, will complete the term of Joel Haack, dean of the College of Natural Sciences and College of Humanities & Fine Arts on the Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership (IMSEP) inter-university committee.
2010 SUSTAINABILITY FORUM: SAVE THE DATE:
Join President Allen at the 2010 Sustainability Forum from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 22, at the Maucker Union University Room, as a culmination of Earth Day festivities on campus. Get an update on "green" programs and activities, learn about UNI's progress since the 2009 Campus Conversation on Sustainability and take a look at what's ahead. Keynote speaker to be announced.
STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES FACULTY/STAFF FEBRUARY 2010 NEWSLETTER:
The Student Disability Services February 2010 faculty/staff newsletter is online at http://www.uni.edu/sds/FacultyStaffNewsletter.shtml.
UNI REACCREDITATION DRAFT SELF-STUDY ONLINE-INPUT NEEDED:
A draft of the 2010 UNI Higher Learning Commission Reaccreditation Self Study is posted at http://www.uni.edu/accreditation/. Input from faculty, staff and students is essential to UNI's successful reaccreditation. Please review the draft and provide feedback via the online or paper forms. Feedback will be taken until Friday, March 12.
DID YOU KNOW? CBA:
The UNI College of Business Administration students' CPA pass rate is consistently among the highest in the country.
UNI IN THE NEWS:
The Sunday Des Moines Register ran a feature story on Kristi Marchsani's travel experiences while recruiting international students to UNI.
The Burlington Hawk Eye ran a story about UNI's Provost Gloria Gibson speaking at Burlington High School.
STUDENT PAYROLL DIRECT DEPOSIT:
The Student Employment Office reminds all departments hiring new student employees that students are now required to enroll in direct deposit. Direct deposit of payroll forms should be submitted to Student Employment along with the student's other new-hire paperwork (I-9, W-4, CERRF) before the student begins work. Student Employment Approval Forms (SEAFs) will not be approved and new student employees will not be set up in MEMFIS until all required new-hire paperwork is received. For more information regarding the student employment process, contact Jennifer Bell in Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DONATE SUPPLIES FOR HAITI:
Donate items such as gallon-size Ziploc bags, insect repellant, wet wipes, large duffle bags, powdered milk and protein bars to Help Haiti at the WRC and RRTTC. For more information, visit http://www.rrttc.com/images/haiti%20flyer%201updated.pdf.
EARTH DAY PARTICIPATION:
If your department, organization or student group would like to have a booth at Earth Day 2010, visit http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e2ozw7mqg4vkh68q/start. Events should promote a healthy and sustainable environment or be relevant to Earth Day.
TELL YOUR STUDENTS:
To read MyUNIverse News.
eLEARNING WORKSHOPS FOR FACULTY:
Starting Thursday, March 25, ITS-Educational Technology is offering four workshops that will show you how to build a course in eLearning. These workshops are for faculty members who are using the current version of eLearning or for those who have never used eLearning before. UNI eLearning allows faculty to create online courseware as a supplement to an existing face-to-face course, or create a course that is completely online. For dates and times, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml. To register, visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start&admin_group=ITSETF.
ACADEMIC LEARNING CENTER:
The UNI Academic Learning Center has posted "UNI Tutoring Services & Resources" at www.uni.edu/unialc. This resource will provide UNI students, faculty and staff with a comprehensive listing of free academic support available at UNI. For more information call 3-2361.
VISION DISCOUNT OFFERED THROUGH DELTA DENTAL:
UNI employees enrolled in Delta Dental of Iowa are now eligible for a vision discount program through EyeMed Vision Care at no extra cost. This vision discount plan offered by Delta Dental will not work in conjunction with Avesis Vision insurance; you must use one or the other. For information on the vision discount plan for those who have Delta Dental insurance, visit http://www.deltadentalia.com/visiondiscount.
HOW TO START AN INTERNET BUSINESS:
If you can surf the Internet, you can start an online business. This class will provide you enough information to start an Internet-based business. Class topics include: the benefits of starting a Web site-based business; the ability to launch a business while keeping your current job; and a review of the four basic Internet business models including advertising based, retail, forum and service. The class meets five Thursday evenings in April, starting Thursday, April 1 in the Business and Community Services Building. For information on registration, visit http://www.myentre.net/SpecialProjectsPage/tabid/186/Default.aspx.
TIAA-CREF SEMINAR ON INVESTING:
In difficult economic times it's hard to think about investing. Learn about investing options and how to save wisely from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 2, in Maucker Union Ballroom C. Brett Hammond, a TIAA-CREF managing director and chief investment strategist, will provide a short presentation about investment options and how to achieve a safe and secure retirement. This event is open to all UNI employees enrolled in TIAA CREF retirement plan. Register at http://events.SignUp4.com/UNI. More information about the session can be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/index.asp
ROD LIBRARY BOOK SALE:
Come check out the latest crop of books at the library book sale in the Rod Library lobby. Duplicate copies of best sellers (fiction and non-fiction) are available as well as children's books. Hardcover books are $2 and paperbacks are $1. Pay at the Circulation Desk. Books are for sale year-round.
NORTHERN IOWA DIVERSITY COALITION MEETING:
The UNI Diversity Coalition meets every Thursday at 7 p.m., beginning Thursday, Feb. 18, in Maucker Union Oak Room (lower level). Participate in icebreakers, discussion and action to move the university towards a more harmonious and inclusive community.
FAREWELL RECEPTION-BEV KOPPER:
A farewell reception is planned in honor of Bev Kopper, associate provost for academic affairs, from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Commons Georgian Lounge. The program begins at 3:30 p.m. Stop by and wish Bev well as she starts her new position as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
TUNNEL OF OPPRESSION:
This event takes groups on a tour through a series of rooms where injustice and other scenarios are acted out or depicted. This event is to promote cultural awareness and give people first-hand knowledge of discrimination that occurs today. The rationale is that individuals are unable to understand oppression until they have experienced it. The first tour will begin at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Maucker Union Ballroom.
FACULTY/STAFF LUNCHEON WITH THE CAMPUS MINISTRY ASSOCIATION:
UNI faculty and staff are invited to join members of UNI Campus Ministry Association for soup, sandwiches, salads, drinks and cookies between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, in St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center on West 23rd Street. Stop in for a bite to eat and get to know staff and clergy from several ministry organizations that serve campus.
YOUNG AMERICANS FOR LIBERTY:
Attend an informational meeting and find out why the UNI-Young Americans for Liberty are pro-peace, pro-market and pro-liberty at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, in the Maucker Union Oak Room. Open to students, faculty and staff.
The athletic department will host a reception for Leon and Heather Costello from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, in the North Dome suites. They are moving to Brookings, SD. Please stop by and wish them well.
PANTHER CHILI FEED AND RAFFLE:
UNI Habitat for Humanity presents the Panther Chili Feed from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, at St. Stephen's on West 23rd Street. The cost is $5 for dinner (chili, cinnamon roll, drink and bake sale) and $5 raffle tickets (basketball autographed by the UNI men's basketball team, UNI apparel and four tickets to the last home game) will be sold on Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the Maucker Union. Tickets also will be sold at the door. E-mail email@example.com for more information.
Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society will sell T-shirts and related items from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, in the SEC second-floor lobby. Proceeds will benefit KDP educational and service projects.
BEANY BUDDIES: THE STORY OF COFFEE AND COCOA:
Kids can learn about cocoa and coffee, create coffee paintings, sample coffee, mocha, and cocoa and discover the effects of caffeine on the body. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 6, at the University Museum. Elementary-age children are welcome; the cost is $10 for Friends members and $12 for nonmembers. Register by Friday, Feb. 26. For more information call 3-2188 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUASH EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION:
QUASH is the Quest to Unravel Alzheimer's Scavenger Hunt, and it's coming to UNI on Saturday, April 24. This fundraising and awareness event is part physical, part mental and all for a good cause. Proceeds benefit Alzheimer's care, support and research. Register a team now and receive a $5 discount by using the Early Bird Discount code "WORM5." For more information or to register, visit www.QUASHnow.org.
FRENCH CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT FEATURING JULIEN GUENEBAUT, PIANO:
School of Music professor and conductor Rebecca Burkhardt will coordinate a concert of French chamber music featuring guest pianist Julien Guenebaut, at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
FLUTE CHOIR AND FLUTE STUDIO CONCERT:
Under the direction of UNI professor of flute Angeleita Floyd, the Northern Iowa Flute Choir and Flute Studio will present its annual concert at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, in GBPAC, Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:
The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer a Spotlight Series concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, in the GBPAC, Great Hall. For tickets, call 3-4TIX (4849).
'LOVE, LIFE AND REDEMPTION':
In "Love, Life & Redemption" poetry comes to life in vignettes that embody the many colors of the human experience. The cast of eight professional actors represent four different ethnic groups and five countries. This play is to promote diversity on campus. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, Lang Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. Live performance by JasCat Jazz Band and UNI-DE Dance Team. Visit
JAZZ COMBOS CONCERT:
Under the direction of faculty artist Chris Merz and graduate student conductors, the School of Music will present a jazz combos concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 1, in RSL Hall, Bengtson Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.
VIOLA STUDIO RECITAL:
The UNI viola studio will present a spring concert at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, in GBPAC, Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
FACULTY ARTIST RECITAL: AMANDA MCCANDLESS, CLARINET:
Assistant professor of clarinet Amanda McCandless will present a full recital with repertoire and additional performers to be announced at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, in GBPAC, Davis Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
A workshop on mediation and arbitration will be held from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, in SEC 252. The workshop will be presented by Ryan Melloy, manager of industrial relations, John Deere Waterloo Works, and Gerri Perreault, director, UNI Leadership Studies. Call Perreault at 3-6898, for more information.
So you have a Web site, but is anyone using it? Can anyone find it? Doug Mitchell of CreateWowMedia will share his thoughts and experiences on enhancing Web sites so that people will actually use them. The webinar will be at noon, Thursday, Feb. 25, at www.myentre.net.
SOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESS FINANCING:
Learn about debt and equity options for financing a small business as well as basic information on finance from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, March 1, in BCS 33. Advanced registration is required. To sign up, call the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at 3-5732 or e-mail email@example.com.
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH FILM EVENT: 'MAQUILAPOLIS':
"Maquilapolis" [city of factories], a film by Vicky Funari and Sergio De La Torre, will be shown at 7 p.m.,Tuesday, March 23, in the Rod Library Multi-Purpose Room 324. This film explores the multinationally owned factories that came to Mexico for its cheap labor. The factory workers who appear in the film have been involved in every stage of production, from planning to shooting, from scripting to outreach. This collaborative process breaks with the traditional documentary practice of dropping into a location, shooting and leaving with the "goods," which would only repeat the pattern of the maquiladora itself. For more information, call the Women's & Gender Studies office 3-7102.
Men's basketball hosts Illinois State at 7:05 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, in the McLeod Center.
Tennis hosts Northern Illinois at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26; South Dakota at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27; and UMKC at 11 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 28. All meets will be held at the Black Hawk Tennis Club in Waterloo.
TRACK AND FIELD:
Track and Field hosts the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships Saturday, Feb. 27, and Sunday, Feb. 28, in the UNI-Dome.
SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR CANDIDATES-CAMPUS PRESENTATIONS:
The final candidate for the University Sustainability Coordinator's presentation is from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, in BCS 30. Information about each candidate is posted at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/energy/.
SIGMA XI LECTURE SERIES:
Professor Laura Jackson, biology, will present "Building Ecological Resilience for a Changing Climate: The Role of Agriculture in the Upper Midwest" as part of the Sigma XI Lecture Series. The presentation will begin at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, in MSH 103.
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 second one focuses on "The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World" and will be held from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25, at UBS. Preregistration is required. There is a limit of 30 guests per session. Bring your lunch. Call 266-7581 for more information.
USING THE QUALITIES OF AN EDUCATED PERSON (QEP) PROJECT TO THINK ABOUT THE LAC:
In the 1990s, a number of UNI faculty participated in the QEP project, which worked toward creating a vision of undergraduate education that would build on the knowledge, skills and values desired in students graduating from UNI. Join Ira Simet, chemistry, and Jerry Soneson, philosophy and world religions, at noon, Monday, March 1, in ITTC 136, for a discussion of how these ideas might be of use in the continuing conversations about the LAC. This will also be available as a webinar. Details and a link for the webinar, as well as upcoming event information can be viewed at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/lac_review.shtml. Questions may be directed to committee co-chairs, Susan Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org or Virginia Arthur, email@example.com.
A CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, March 1, in the CME 109A. Tara Opsal, sociology, anthropology and criminology, will present "Who Am I Accountable to?: Role Conflict Among Women on Parole." The Women's and Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum series. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.
EARTH SCIENCE SEMINAR:
Jesse Koch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will present "The Imprint of Glaciation on Tropical Carbonate Systems: An Example from the Late Paleozoic." The seminar will take place at 4 p.m., Monday, March 1, in LAT 125.
P & S VACANCIES:
Vacancies at the P&S level include information technology training specialist. 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/.
Celebrate potato lover's month with a potato bar at Wasabi from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23. Choose from two varieties of potatoes, then add your favorite toppings.
HOT BREAKFAST MONTH:
Start your day right at Prexy's with these hot items for breakfast: breakfast pizza, panini sandwich, French toast sticks, warm cinnamon roll bites or an egg breakfast bowl. Five flavors of instant oatmeal are $0.50 each.
FREE DRINK REFILLS:
Customer Appreciation Week is being celebrated March 1-5 at Prexy's, Chats and Essentials in Maucker Union; Biscotti's in Redeker Center; and 23rd Street Market in Commons. There will be carnival games, prizes and food specials each day. Monday, bring a refillable mug for a free coffee refill, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., at Prexy's, Chats, Biscotti's and 23rd Street Market. Bring a refillable beverage bottle for a free fountain drink refill, from 2 to 4 p.m. See promotions in each venue at www.uni.edu/dor and link to Retail Promotions.
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