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Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010

NEWS:

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 shashi.kaparthi@uni.edu, Office of Institutional Research.

 

DID YOU KNOW? LAC-RSC:

You can participate in any of the LAC Brown Bag events this semester in webinar format by logging in from your computer. A link is sent to all faculty the morning before the brown bag. All presentations are recorded and available for viewing anytime at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/lac_review.shtml. If you have questions or comments after viewing a presentation, please send them to Susan Hill, susan.hill@uni.edu or Virginia Arthur, virginia.arthur@uni.edu.

 

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 within 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 new deadline to submit proposals is Friday, March 19; please notify OSP by Tuesday, March 16 if you intend to submit. Contact Hillery Oberle at 3-3961 or hilllery.oberle@uni, or Anita Gordon at 3-6148 or anita.gordon@uni.edu 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 hillery.oberle@uni.edu.

 

A & F NEWSLETTER:

The February 2010 edition of the A&F News and Views is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/documents/afnews0210.pdf. This newsletter has news and information about staff, their accomplishments and department activities in the Administration and Financial Services division. This edition spotlights division High Five recipients and the Eunice A. Dell award recipient.

 

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.

 

PIANO AUCTIONS:

UNI surplus has eight pianos currently on auction at www.publicsurplus.com. There are three Steinway grand pianos and five studio (upright) pianos. These online auctions end on Monday and Tuesday, March 1 and 2. For more information, contact Vince at 3-3527 or vince.heuer@uni.edu with any questions.

 
DID YOU KNOW? CBA:

Fifty local businesses have been served by UNI MBA consulting teams.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

To read MyUNIverse News.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

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.

 

ONLINE STRESS MANAGEMENT RESOURCES:

Stress management information has been added to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) home page at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/eap/index.shtml. Access the page by clicking on Stress Management Resources in the left hand column. Web links contain relaxation audio files, scripts and/or video available for free downloading.

 

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 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

SPECIAL EVENTS:

DUPONT CEO TO LECTURE AT UNI:

Ellen Kullman, chair of the board and CEO of DuPont, will be the inaugural speaker for a new distinguished guest lecture series featuring top corporate leaders. Kullman will lecture at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 4, in the GBPAC. In 2009, Kullman ranked No. 7 on both Fortune and Forbes lists of most powerful women.

 

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, at 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.

 

RECEPTION-COSTELLOS:

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.

 
T-SHIRT SALE:

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 doris.mitchell@uni.edu.

 

UNI VIOLA FESTIVAL:

School of Music professor of viola Julia Bullard will coordinate a weekend long Viola Festival March 6 and 7, including performances and master classes on viola. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Julia.Bullard@uni.edu.

 

'BE YOUR OWN BOSS' YOUTH CAMP:

Applications are being accepted for fourth and fifth graders who are interested in a week-long, day camp on entrepreneurship to be held at UNI from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily, June 14-18. Students will develop a business idea, create and sell products and visit local businesses. Lunch, materials and a T-shirt are included in the $139 fee. Scholarships are available for those in need. Applications are due by Wednesday, April 7; visit www.jpec.org/camp.htm for more information.

 

CAMP MULTIMEDIA REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SUMMER:

Camp Multimedia (CMM) is a digital media summer camp for middle school students, grades 6-9, June 14-18. The camp offers intense instruction in digital media production: Photoshop, Flash, After Effects and digital video and operates out of the advanced media lab facilities in Lang Hall. Students learn how to integrate images, 2-D and 3-D animation, special effects and video together in professional-level projects; visit digital production studios in the Cedar Valley; and get inspired by UNI media professors, industry professionals and fellow peers. Students entering 6th grade in fall 2010 are eligible, as are students just graduating from 9th grade in June 2010. For more information, visit http://www.campmultimedia.com.

PERFORMING ARTS:

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
http://www.gpcollegeentertainment.com/artist_details.php?id=82 for more information.

 

SENIOR SHOWCASE PRODUCTION-THREE TALL WOMEN:

The Strayer-Wood Theatre presents its first senior showcase production, Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women," Thursday-Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday shows are at 2 p.m., Feb. 25-28 and March 4-7. Winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize, "Three Tall Women" is the story of an elderly woman taking stock of her past while facing her inevitable passing. Looking back, the woman finds a way to come to terms with the decisions, accomplishments and failures of her life. Tickets are $14 for general public and free for UNI students. Call 3-6381 for more information.

 

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.

 
'REEFER MADNESS':

UNI Interpreters Theatre presents "Reefer Madness" written by Joe Landry and directed by graduate student Rachelle Saunders. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, through Saturday, March 6, in LNG 040. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/interptheatre or call 3-2640.

 
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, KAJI-DAIKO AND WEST AFRICAN DRUM ENSEMBLE:

Under the direction of visiting percussion professor Joshua Armstrong, the UNI Percussion and West African Drum Ensembles will offer the first of their spring concerts at 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, in GBPAC Davis Hall along with UNI's Taiko drum ensemble Kaji-Daiko. This event is free and open to the public.

 

SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR:

The Soweto Gospel Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 5, at the GBPAC. Winner of two Grammy Awards, the Soweto Gospel Choir was formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African Gospel music. For tickets, call 3-4TIX (4849).

 

'ROMEO AND JULIET':

The Acting Company will perform "Romeo and Juliet" at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, March 7, at the GBPAC. For tickets, call 3-4TIX (4849) or visit www.gbpac.org for more information.

 

ACOUSTIC ARTIST SERIES: HANA PESTLE:

The Acoustic Artist Series will present artist Hana Pestle at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, in the University Room (lower level of the Maucker Union). Stop by Chats before the show to enjoy discounted coffee exclusively for the Acoustic Artist Series.

 

CELEBRATING WOMEN THROUGH DANCE:

Women's History Month will culminate with the production of Heroic Beloved, a solo dance performance by world renowned Leslie Friedman. This performance is a full-length dance concert choreographed and performed by Friedman, celebrating women throughout history. The show begins at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, in Lang Auditorium. Friedman was sponsored on three solo world tours for the U.S. State Department, performing in India, China, Sri Lanka, Hungary, Great Britain, Spain, Egypt and Tunisia. She has taught all over the world and brings her message of powerful women to audiences everywhere.

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS:

MEDIATION WORKSHOP:

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.

 

GRANT RESOURCE CENTER WEB CONFERENCE:

OSP will project live conference sessions from the Grants Resource Center semi-annual conference in Washington, D.C. Thursday, Feb. 25, and Friday, Feb. 26. The GRC is a source of information and support for grant-seeking, particularly from federal agencies. UNI participants may join OSP staff for all or any of the sessions. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/grc-web-conference. RSVP to Sarah Bridges at 3-6482 or sarah.bridges@uni.edu.

 

ADOBE CONNECT WORKSHOPS:

ITS-Educational Technology will offer three workshops on how to use Adobe Connect from noon to 1 p.m., March 10, 23 and April 2. Sign up for one of these workshops at

https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/training/train_enroll.cgi?command=start&admin_group=ITSETF. Adobe Connect is a webinar type of technology that allows you to share presentations and multimedia right from your desktop and get feedback from participants, all using a Web browser and the Adobe Flash® Player. Faculty are eligible for a free license by contacting marilyn.drury@uni.edu. For more information about Adobe Connect, visit http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobatconnectpro/.

 

FREE WEBINAR:

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.

 

KODALY MUSIC EDUCATION WORKSHOP:

Professor of music education Kevin Droe will coordinate a Kodály Music Education Workshop at 8 a.m., Saturday, March 6, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL Hall. For more information, contact Kevin.Droe@uni.edu.

 

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, or from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., March 2, in BCS 128. Advanced registration is required. To sign up, call the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at 3-5732 or e-mail jpec@uni.edu.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

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. For more information visit http://www.uni.edu/artdept/gallery/Exhibits.html

ATHLETICS:

BASKETBALL:

Men's basketball hosts Illinois State at 7:05 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, in the McLeod Center.

 

TENNIS:

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.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

SPOTLIGHT ON EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY:

Award winning preK-12 teachers and their students will present their earth-science, inquiry or math-based classroom projects on Friday, Feb. 26. This is an opportunity to talk with teachers and students about how they view hands-on, interactive science and math-based programs as a means of teaching and learning. There will be displays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the ITTC first-floor student lounge. Spotlight presentations will be every 30 minutes from 1 to 3 p.m. in the ITTC labs. Register in ITTC 120. Sponsored by ITS-Educational Technology. For additional information, contact Doreen Hayek at doreen.hayek@uni.edu or 3-7300.

 

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, susan.hill@uni.edu, or Virginia Arthur, virginia.arthur@uni.edu.

 

CROW FORUM:

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.

 

FINANCIAL LITERACY SEMINAR:

Enter to win a $50 University Book and Supply gift card and attend the UNI Economics Club Financial Literacy Seminar. Hear from Veridian Credit Union brokers about saving for retirement. The event will take place at 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. Bring your lunch.

 

PANEL ON WOMEN IN THE GLOBALIZED COMMUNITY:

To kick off Women's History Month, the Women's and Gender Studies Program will sponsor a diverse panel of women to discuss gender roles around the world, how they are portrayed and how women's roles in the global community are formed, supported and changed. The panel will take place from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, in the CME.

 

FORGIVENESS AND THE DALAI LAMA:

Suzanne Freedman, associate professor of educational psychology and foundations, will discuss basic concepts related to forgiveness, the Dali Lama's perspective and implications for interpersonal relationships and society. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, March 3, in Maucker Union College Eye Room. This event is free and open to the public.

 

JOHN PAPPAJOHN ENTREPRENEURIAL CENTER:

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

 

GENERAL EDUCATION: A CORE KNOWLEDGE APPROACH:

Join Jerry Smith, management, as he describes a core knowledge approach to general education, one focused on teaching students the knowledge and skills that are most essential for being well-educated. The many advantages--common student experiences, curriculum integration and substantive assessment, among others--of a core knowledge approach will be discussed and also its challenges--for instance, faculty management. The presentation will take place at noon, Friday, March 5, in ITTC 134. This is the next in a series of brown-bags sponsored by the LAC-RSC that 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, susan.hill@uni.edu, or Virginia Arthur, virginia.arthur@uni.edu.

 

CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT:

Bill Stigliani, professor, Center for Energy and Environmental Education, will discuss Pentagon reports on how climate change may affect national security. The presentation will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 6, at University Book and Supply. Free and open to the public. For questions, call 3-6898.

 

CEDAR VALLEY DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS:

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 8, at UNI Museum to discuss "Al' America: Travels Through America's Arab and Islamic Roots" by Jonathan Curiel who describes the important contributions to America of the Arab-Muslim world. Tanis Diedrichs is discussion leader. All are welcome.

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/.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

LEARN TO MAXIMIZE YOUR HUNGER/FULLNESS LEVEL WITHOUT FEELING STUFFED:

Have you ever eaten to the point of feeling uncomfortable? Tried multiple fad diets without success? If so, attend Intuitive Eating from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 11, in GIL 009. This session, lead by Joan Thompson health educator and victim services advocator for UNI, will tell you how to stop eating when you are full, identify emotional eating vs. hunger eating and find a balance between nutritional and pleasure eating. This training session is open to all UNI employees. Seating is limited; please pre-register by e-mailing HRS-Trainging@uni.edu with your name and department. More information can be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/index.asp.

DINING SPECIALS:

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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