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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

NEWS:

12-MONTH PAY OPTION:

Faculty may be paid for their continuing non-temporary academic year appointment in 10 or 12 equal installments beginning with the Aug. 31 or July 30 payroll respectively. Faculty members who would like to change their salary payments from 10 to 12 months, or vice versa, must complete a Pay Frequency Change form available in the Forms Repository at https://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml#P. The completed form must be received in Payroll, mail code 0008, by Monday, May 17. Contact Carol Sherwood at carol.sherwood@uni.edu or 3-7049 for more information.

 

SUSTAINABILITY FORUM:

Join President Allen and Provost Gloria Gibson for the 2010 Sustainability Forum from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, in the University Room of the Maucker Union. Get updates on sustainability efforts at UNI, meet UNI's first university sustainability coordinator and hear from Faramarz Vakili, program director of We Conserve at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Vakili will give a keynote address "If not now, when? If not us, who?" via video conferencing system, which reduces costs and UNI's carbon footprint.

 

SURVEY OF DIVERSITY-RELATED ACTIVITIES:

The Diversity Council is seeking information about current diversity-related activities at UNI. This inventory will be used to identify gaps in our efforts and inform planning. If you are responsible for any program, initiative, activity or effort that is organized and ongoing, and intended specifically to achieve a diversity-related goal, please provide the information here: http://www.ir.uni.edu/dbWeb/idra/index.cfm. CatID login required. All university faculty, staff and students are invited to submit information. The deadline is Friday, April 23. Contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at studentaffairs@uni.edu or 3-2332 for more information.

 

UNIVERSITY ELECTIONS:

All university elections (chair of the faculty, committee on committees, educational policies commission, and advisory and liaison committee to the department of military science) and an election for the Chair of the graduate faculty will open at 8 a.m., Wednesday, April 14, and close at 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 21.

 

HAIL DAMAGE TO UNIVERSITY VEHICLES:

If your department has a university vehicle and it received hail damage from the April 6 storm, please contact Dennis Nieman in transportation ( 3-2869 ) for insurance processing.

 
FACULTY/STAFF SURVEY:

Following the success of the first-year study, UNI has decided to engage in the Foundations of Excellence (FoE) Transfer Focus self study as transfer students comprise more than a third of UNI's student body. Faculty and staff are encouraged to share their opinions about how well UNI implements an effective transfer program, both in and out of the classroom. These anonymous responses will be an important source of information for the FoE Task Force during the 2010-2011 academic year. The survey is under Current Announcements on My Universe. Questions may be addressed to Kerri Clopton, educational psychology and foundations, or Christie Kangas, director of admissions.

 

LIBRARY SURVEY ON GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS:

Rod Library is currently evaluating the government documents collection, its use and how the collection might evolve in the future. Please participate in a short, anonymous and confidential survey at http://www.library.uni.edu/government-documents-survey. The survey will be available through Friday, May 7.

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES:

To learn about the final outcomes of the 2010 Iowa legislative session and relevant UNI legislative updates this summer, visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/govrel/. E-mail questions to Joe Murphy at joseph.murphy@uni.edu.

 

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: HEAD, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY (INTERNAL SEARCH ONLY):

The UNI Department of Psychology invites applications for the position of department head, appointment to begin July 1. The announcement is posted at http://www.uni.edu/gilpin/headsearch.html. Application materials received by Thursday, April 22, will receive full consideration.

 

PROFESSIONAL WRITING PROGRAM SEEKS CLIENTS:

The UNI Professional Writing Program seeks individual and organizational clients who need to have (print and digital) publications created, e.g., newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, Web sites and exhibition storyboards. Contact Adrienne Lamberti, English language and literature, at lamberti@uni.edu for more information.

 

SUPERVISORY AND CONFIDENTIAL COUNCIL MEETING APRIL 20:

The next meeting of the Supervisory and Confidential Council will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in GIL 025.

 

DID YOU KNOW?: SUSTAINABILITY:

UNI Dining and the Botanical Center have a creative, sustainable partnership. The Botanical Center provides Dining with micro greens and fresh herbs, as well as potted plants for event decoration. Dining provides the Botanical Center with raw food scraps to feed Ernie the iguana and the tropical birds.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

The Des Moines Register recently ran an opinion piece by Kamyar Enshayan, CEEE. http://tinyurl.com/y5up6nl.

 

CHECK OUT THE PANTHER FIRST AWARD:

Check out the updated Employee Recognition Award Web site. The Panther First Award Recipient list has been updated to include employee recipients. To learn more about this university-wide recognition program or to view the latest recipients, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/panther_first.shtml This program is a quick, easy way to let someone know you appreciate their attitude, team work and/or initiative.

 

MAIL CENTER HOURS:

Mail Center's hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mail to be processed the same day should be at the Mail Center by noon; mail brought to the Mail Center after noon will be processed the next business day.

 

ASSOCIATE DEANS CHFA/CNS:

An announcement of the internal search for two associate dean positions for CHFA/CNS is posted at http://www.uni.edu/chfa/about/search.html. Full and associate professors in the humanities, arts and sciences are encouraged to apply.

 

REMINDER-GREAT COLLEGES TO WORK FOR-2010 SURVEY:

If you received an invitation to complete a Great Colleges to Work for Survey, please do so. UNI's response rate is one of the factors considered in the decision-making process. In 2009, UNI was recognized in several of the categories. Responses will be completely anonymous. For more information, contact Shashi Kaparthi, Office of Institutional Research, at kaparthi@uni.edu.

 

PANTHER PICK-UP NEEDS VOLUNTEERS:

Panther Pick-Up encourages students to bring unwanted clothing, furniture and belongings to St. Vincent de Paul, Salvation Army and Goodwill trucks before moving out this spring. Volunteers are needed to assist at each truck location. For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/energy/energy_sub/pantherpickup.shtml. Contact kathy.green@uni.edu to volunteer.

 
VOLUNTEER USHERS NEEDED:

The Strayer-Wood Theatre is seeking volunteer ushers for six performances of Count Dracula, at 7:30 p.m., April 16, 23 and 24; 2 p.m., April 17 and 25; and midnight, Saturday, April 18. Ushers receive a free ticket to see the performance. To volunteer, please call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 3-6381.

 

HOST FAMILY SEARCH:

Families are needed to host approximately 10 teenage students from Turkey for a three-week summer program at UNI beginning Wednesday, July 7. If interested, contact Philip Plourde, Culture and Intensive English Program, at 3-2182.


COMMENCEMENT FACULTY MARSHALS:

Spring commencement ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. (CHAFA, CNS, CSBS), and at 2:30 p.m. (COE, CBA, Cont. Ed.) Saturday, May 8. Faculty marshals are needed to assist in assuring the ceremonies run smoothly. Apparel is provided. If you would like to help with one of the ceremonies, contact Elaine Eshbaugh at elaine.eshbaugh@uni.edu.


136 FREE DELL DESKTOP COMPUTERS OFFERED:

Although these machines are slightly older technology (three to four years old), they may be able to replace even older equipment to provide valuable access and service for students at various locations throughout campus. These machines were purchased with Student Computer Fee budget funding; therefore, preference will be given to placing units where they will provide the most benefit to UNI students. This offer is extended only to campus departments, not student groups or individuals. See details on how to submit your request via your college or division technical person at: http://www.uni.edu/its/us/sccs/OldPCsSpring2010Notice.htm. The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, April 23. There are 69 Dell GX745, purchased in 2008; and 67 Dell GX620, purchased in 2007.

 

MARCH ISSUE OF THE GRAFFITO:

The March issue of "The Graffito" is available at http://www.grad.uni.edu/graffito/default.htm. Read about the Third-Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium; Graduate Student Appreciation Week, April 12-16; the new online orientation for graduate students; and the many accomplishments of UNI's graduate students and faculty.

 

SDS NEWSLETTER:

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

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

To read MyUNIverse News.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

PRE-RETIREMENT SEMINAR:

Is your retirement just around the corner or years down the road? Learn about retirement options from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, in Maucker Union's Elm Room. Joseph Carrillo is a claims representative from the Social Security Administration and will discuss retirement and disability benefits, earning limitations and eligibility. Mark Hogan is an individual client services consultant for TIAA-CREF and will share information about reallocating your portfolio and income options. More information can be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/index.asp Seating is limited. To reserve a seat e-mail HRS-Training@uni.edu with your name and department.

 

CAMPUS CONNEXUS POSTPONED:

The Office of Sponsored Programs has postponed Campus Connexus 2010 until the fall. Many people expressed an interest in this event, but were unable to attend since this is such a busy time of year. Please plan to attend the fall Campus Connexus at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30. Registration information and further details will be available in August.

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE HUMANITIES BROWN BAG LUNCH SESSIONS:

The Office of Sponsored Programs will host two lunch-time information sessions on new and upcoming grant and fellowship opportunities for the humanities fields, from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, April 19 and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in the Presidential Room, Maucker Union. The sessions will cover public and private funding sources. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Hillery Oberle at hillery.oberle@uni.edu or 3-3961.

 

SUMMER 2010 eLEARNING COURSES:

UNI faculty using the Blackboard/WebCT learning management system in conjunction with their summer semester courses, should submit their request using the Web form at http://elearning.uni.edu/forms/course_request.html. Courses will be populated with students on May 8. Enrollment changes will be processed on a daily basis throughout the semester.

 
UNI'S FIRST-YEAR COUNCIL PLANS WEBINAR:

UNI's First-Year Council is considering a first-year seminar for freshmen. To learn more about best practices in designing and delivering first-year seminars, attend a webinar from noon to 1:30 p.m., April 19, in ITTC 134. For more information, visit http://www.academicimpressions.com/events/event_listing.php?i=883, or contact April Chatham-Carpenter chatham@uni.edu or Jon Buse at jon.buse@uni.edu.

 

MEMFIS USER'S GROUP MEETING:

A MEMFIS User's Group meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 15, in CME (109 MAU). Agenda items include the year-end schedule, the new electronic PAF's, using correct deposit object codes and effectively using Web ADI spreadsheets. Everyone on campus is welcome to attend.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT WEEK RECEPTION:

During National Student Employment Week, April 12-16, UNI Student Employment will celebrate the contributions of student employees across campus. The Student Employment Office will host a reception at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, in The Great Reading Room of Seerley Hall. At the reception, we will celebrate student employees across campus as well as name this year's student employee of the year. This event is open to the entire campus. Refreshments will be served.

 

WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN:

The White Ribbon Campaign is the largest worldwide effort of men working to end violence against women. Wearing a white ribbon is a personal pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls. Stop by the information table in Maucker Union, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 15, to pick up a white ribbon. Sponsored by Campus Violence Prevention Project, Department Of Justice Grant.

 

ITEC STUDENT TECH FAIR:

Movies, graphics and robots will invade the UNI Commons as eastern Iowa K-12 students share their technology projects on Thursday, April 15. Sponsored by the Iowa Math and Science Ed. Partnership and the College of Education, the ITEC student Technology Fair will showcase 31 technology projects from seven school districts. They will be displayed between 8:30 a.m. and noon for the public to explore and enjoy. Each of these projects was created as part of the students' instructional curriculum in their schools.

 

SBS DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI DAY-SERVICE TO THE STATE OF IOWA AND BEYOND:

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is hosting its first Distinguished Alumni Day. Ellen Habel, Coralville assistant city administrator; Ottie Maxey, superintendent of Postville schools; Steve Quirk, executive director of Youth Emergency Services and Shelter of Des Moines; Tom Newton, director of the Iowa Department of Public Health; and John Koberg, retired cartographer from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will participate in a panel discussion on their education and careers at 11 a.m., Friday, April 16, in the Great Reading Room, SRL 116. The panel is open to students, faculty and staff. Contact John Aronowitz at 3-5468 or john.aronowitz@uni.edu for more information.

 

MEDITATION PRACTICE:

Are you interested in meditation, but don't know how to start? Or do you want to extend your meditation practice further? Join a meditation lesson and practice from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 17, in WRC 176, led by visiting scholar the Venerable Geshe Thupten Dorjee, instructor and co-founder of the Tibetan Cultural Institute of Arkansas at the University of Arkansas. Meditation practice can help you achieve a higher state of consciousness, greater focus, self-awareness and a more relaxed and peaceful state of mind. Mats will be available, and you are welcome to bring a pillow to sit on if you wish. Contact Marina Durinova at durinova@uni.edu for more information.

 

17TH ANNUAL CSBS STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE:

The 17th Annual College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Student Research Conference is from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 17, in the SEC. The keynote speaker is Steve Gangestad, psychology at the University of New Mexico. Registration is $15. Register and find out more about the conference at: www.psych.uni.edu/conference. Any questions can be e-mailed to csbs0001@uni.edu.

 

HILL YES! AUCTION:

The College Hill Partnership will host a public auction at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, at Ice Ultra Lounge. A $10 admission can be paid at the door or by contacting Adam Bentley at Bentley@uni.edu. Auction items include gift certificates, autographed UNI memorabilia, hotel stays and Gallagher-Bluedorn tickets.

 

COFFEE 101: BE YOUR OWN BARISTA

Join the baristas of Starbucks at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, at the University Museum, for a hands-on workshop about brewing at home. Learn the four fundamentals for brewing the perfect cup of coffee and try it out on a home espresso machine. Attendees will also master the art of "calling drinks" at Starbucks. Cost is $10. Call 3-2188 to register by Friday, April 16.

 

EARTH DAY 5K RUN/WALK:

The third annual Earth Day 5K will start at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 22, between MSH and the UNI Botanical Center. Participants who pre-register will receive a free T-shirt. Registration is free, and prizes will be awarded. For more information e-mail rrttc@uni.edu, or call 3-3689. Register at http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e2q27uomg5iji3tg/a001g6pfs4mx/questions.

 

FREE BIKE TUNE-UPS:

Annual free bike tune-ups by Europa Cycle and Ski for UNI students, faculty and staff will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 22, outside Maucker Union, in conjunction with the Earth Day Celebration. Sponsored by Wellness and Recreation Services.

 

CBA GALA:

The College of Business Administration is hosting its 33rd annual Gala Graduation Celebration for graduating business students, families, faculty and friends on Thursday, April 22 at GBPAC. RSVPs are required.The event begins with a social mixer and light buffet at 6 p.m. followed by a recognition program, speakers from alumni in residence and entertainment in the Great Hall at 7 p.m.

 

GREENHOUSE PLANT SALE:

The UNI Greenhouse Annual Plant Sale will take place at 7 a.m., Tuesday, April 27. The plants were grown from the Greenhouse's own collection. Contact Billie Hemmer at billie.hemmer@uni.edu for more information.


PERFORMING ARTS:

SYMPHONIC BAND:

The Symphonic Band will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

NORTHERN IOWA WIND SYMPHONY:

The Northern Iowa Wind Symphony will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

2010-2011 KALEIDOSCOPE:

Tickets may be requested for the Allen Hospital's Kaleidoscope Series for Youth for the 2010-2011 season beginning at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 14. Requests must be made online and payment will be collected in the fall. Visit http://www.gbpac.com/outreach/kaleidoscope/index-1011.shtml for more information.

 

IMPROV COMEDY SHOW:

Half-Masted, UNI's comedy improv troupe will perform at 7:30 p.m., April 15, 16 and 17, in CAC 109. A family-friendly matinee show will be at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 17. The troupe is instructed and directed by Doug Shaw, mathematics, and stars a diverse group of UNI students, alumni and community members. The group also does private shows and seminars throughout Iowa. Visit www.half-masted.com, or call 3-6805 for more information.

 

UNITUBA CONCERT:

The UNITUBA Ensembles will offer a spring recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 15, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI OPERA PRESENTS: RIDERS TO THE SEA AND PRIMA DONNA:

An opera performance featuring current opera students as well as the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will be held at 7:30 p.m., April 15 and 16, and 2 p.m., Sunday, April 18, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL Hall. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

SAN JOSE TAIKO DRUMMERS:

San Jose Taiko Drummers will perform at 7 p.m., Friday, April 16, at the GBPAC. Tickets are available at www.unitix.uni.edu or by calling 3-4849.

 

VAN CLIBURN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION SILVER MEDALIST:

Yeol Eum Son will perform at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 18, at the GBPAC. Tickets available online at www.unitix.uni.eduor by calling 3-4849.

 

NORTHERN IOWA JUNIOR ORCHESTRA:

The UNI Suzuki School will present the Northern Iowa Junior Orchestra spring concert at 6 p.m., Sunday, April 18, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

CHAMBER WIND PLAYERS:

The UNI Chamber Wind Players will offer a spring recital at 6 p.m., Monday, April 19, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 
UNI STUDENT COMPOSERS' CONCERT:

UNI School of Music student composers will showcase their work in the UNI Student Composers' Concert at 8 p.m., Monday, April 19, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT:

UNI students will offer a chamber music concert at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in Graham Hall, RSL Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

 
UNI FACULTY STRING QUARTET:

The UNI Faculty String Quartet will offer a spring recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Featuring School of Music faculty artists Frederick Halgedahl, violin; Therese Fetter, violin; Julia Bullard, viola; and Jonathan Chenoweth, cello. This event is free and open to the public.

 

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

The UNI Percussion and West African Drum Ensembles will offer its second spring concert along with UNI's Taiko drum ensemble Kaji-Daiko at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

DOCUMENTARY: DALAI LAMA RENAISSANCE:

In preparation for the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet's visit in May, Campus Activities Board is sponsoring a screening of "Dalai Lama Renaissance" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, in Maucker Union's Old Central Ballroom. A question-and-answer session with director and producer Khashyar Darvich will follow the screening. The "Dalai Lama Renaissance" documents the Dalai Lama's meeting with 40 western "renaissance" thinkers during a week-long visit to his home in northern India. The documentary recounts their journey to change the world and resolve many of the world's problems. The event is free and open to the public.

 

BLACK COFFEE: THE IRRESISTIBLE BEAN:

Part I of a three-part documentary tracing the unique and volatile history of coffee will be shown at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 17, at the University Museum. From its discovery on an ancient Ethiopian hillside to its role as a contemporary elixir, coffee has dominated and molded the economies, politics and social structures of entire countries. Documentary run time is one hour. Free and open to the public.

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT MOVIE NIGHT:

A double feature will be shown at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in CEEE Auditorium. "Food Inc." and "Fresh" will be shown followed by a discussion about sustainable and organic farming with local organic farmer Robert Faux of Faux Farms. Free locally grown popcorn will be provided by the RRTTC.

 

DEATHSCAPES - ENVIRONMENTAL MOVIE AND BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES:

"Deathscapes," Rod Library's environmental movie and book discussion series will take place at 7 p.m. in the Rod Library's Multipurpose Room 324 on various dates. See the movie "Black Diamonds" followed by discussion on Wednesday, April 14; and discuss the book "Our Choice," on Wednesday, April 21. These events are free and open to the public.

 

'LIFE IN THE UNDERGROWTH' FILM:

RRTTC presents "Life in the Undergrowth" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, in CEEE Auditorium. This movie is about getting up close and personal with bugs of all shapes and sizes. Free locally grown popcorn will be provided along with a presentation from student vermicomposter, Dan Kinker. Learn how to create a vermicompost and compost your food scraps at home.

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS:

2010 VETERANS CONFERENCE AND CAREER FAIR:

Take the opportunity to network and socialize with other Cedar Valley veterans at Hawkeye Community College, Wednesday, April 14, for the 2010 Veterans Conference and Career Fair. This event will allow UNI student-veterans and their families the opportunity to gather information and gain knowledge concerning services and programs available in the greater Cedar Valley. Contact ronald.green@uni.edu or phone 3-2281 for more information.

 

MUSIC EDUCATION WORKSHOP:

Michelle Swanson, School of Music, will coordinate a music education workshop at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 17, in Graham Hall, RSL Hall. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.

 

START A BUSINESS WORKSHOP:

Free workshop for UNI students, staff and faculty. Advanced registration is required at jpec@uni.edu or 3-JPEC (5732). The workshop will be from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday, April 19, in BCS 33 (space is limited to 36 people).

 

MANDATORY REPORTER OF CHILD ABUSE TRAINING:

A training session for Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, in SEC 245. This free training session is open to anyone. No preregistration is required. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at 3-2236 or heston@uni.edu.

 

START A BUSINESS-PLANNING WORKSHOP:

Free workshop for UNI students, staff and faculty from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 21, in BCS 33. Space is limited to 36 people. Advanced registration required at jpec@uni.edu or 273-JPEC (5732).

 

NSF TUES (FORMERLY CCLI) INFORMATIONAL SESSION:

The Office of Sponsored Programs is hosting an informational Web conference on NSF's Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science program at 1 p.m., April 22, in the Maucker Union Presidential Room. This is a great way to learn more about this funding opportunity. For more information, or to RSVP, contact sarah.bridges@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/nsf-tues.

 

HOW TO KEEP EMPLOYEES HAPPY AND MOTIVATED IN A DOWN ECONOMY:

Registration is now open for the management workshop "How to Keep Employees Happy and Motivated in a Down Economy," hosted by UNI's Executive Development Center. The workshop is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 22, in the BCS. Workshop participants will learn how to maintain and improve employee morale in both good and difficult times. The registration deadline is Thursday, April 15. For more information, or to register, call 3-5851 or e-mail execdev@uni.edu. Registration can also be completed by visiting www.bcs.uni.edu/execdev and clicking "Enroll Now."

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION:

Faculty, staff and students are invited to this year's last Hot Topics in Education session at noon, Wednesday, April 14, in CME 109. "Innovating Education," presented by Leigh Zeitz, curriculum and instruction, focuses on 21st century learning and how to build collaborative learning environments in and out of the classroom through technology. Guests will learn how innovation is expanding educational opportunities.

 

GRADUATE COLLEGE BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES:

Lisa K. Jepsen, economics, presents "The Economics of Sexual Orientation" at noon, Wednesday, April 14, in MSH 001. In the past few decades, economists have expanded the study of households to include same-sex couples and have extended their investigations of labor-market discrimination to include sexual orientation. Jepsen will discuss her research, and that of her colleagues, on the economics of gay and lesbian couples. Cookies and coffee will be provided by the Graduate College. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

 

TIBETAN BUDDHISM LECTURE:

St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center and the Catholic parishes in Waterloo will co-host a lecture on the culture and religion of Tibetan Buddhism from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, at the Student Center, 1019 W. 23rd St. in Cedar Falls. The speaker will be the Venerable Geshe Thupten Dorjee, a Buddhist monk who is a visiting instructor this semester at UNI. The presentation is open to the public.

 

GESHE THUPTEN DORJEE ON THE SIX PARAMITAS:

The Venerable Geshe Thupten Dorjee, in preparation for the visit of the Dalai Lama, (http://www.artibet.com/geshedorjee.shtml) will deliver a talk on The Six Paramitas (The Six Perfections) from 2 to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 15, in the Great Reading Room, SRL Hall. For information, contact Gary Gute at 3-6149 or gary.gute@uni.edu.

 

LEADERSHIP AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT:

Gwenne Berry, compliance and equity management, and Lt. Col. John C. Roadcap, military science/ROTC, will present information on the policies and issues regarding sexual harassment at their respective organizations from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 15, in SEC 252. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898.

 

THE VENERABLE TIBETAN BROWN BAG SEMINAR:

Geshe Thupten Dorjee, Tibetan Buddhist monk and teacher, will be the guest speaker from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, April 16, in the CME 109. His topic is Tibetan Buddhist Culture and Philosophy. Please bring a sack lunch. More events related to the Dalai Lama's visit are at http://www.uni.edu/dalailama/affiliated-events.

 

GBPAC GUEST ARTIST PIANO MASTERCLASS:

Join Yeol Eum Son, Van Cliburn Silver Medalist for a piano masterclass, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 17, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. UNI SOM students and a local high school student will perform. Free and open to the public. Contact amy.hunzelman@uni.edu for more information.

 

NORMAN COHN FAMILY ANNUAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE LECTURE:

Mona Sue Weissmark, Northwestern University and Harvard University, will give the Norman Cohn Family Annual Holocaust Remembrance Lecture at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. The lecture, "Holocaust Legacies," will be followed by a book signing and reception. Free and open to the public. Visit www.uni.edu/holocaust for further information.

 

MELISSA OHDEN STORY:

A Voice for the Voiceless: The Melissa Ohden Story will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, in the Maucker Union Ballroom. At about five months' gestation, Melissa Ohden survived a saline abortion and was placed in a neonatal unit, where her parents found her and adopted her. Melissa has experience working in a social welfare agency and is a member of the pro-woman organization Feminists for Life. She travels across the United States, speaking to college audiences. Sponsored by the Student Organization Speakers Fund and hosted by UNI Right to Life.

 

ATHLETICS:

SOFTBALL:

UNI softball hosts Iowa State at 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, at Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex.

 

TENNIS:

Tennis hosts Illinois State Saturday, April 17 and Bradley on Sunday, April 18 at the Black Hawk Tennis Club. Times TBA.

 

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 

P&S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include assistant manager/dining, psychologist, job cost specialist, head wrestling coach and communications coordinator. 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/.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

UNI TAE KWON-DO CLUB:

The UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club is open to faculty and staff, as well as students. The club is celebrating 40 years at UNI and is the oldest collegiate traditional Tae-Kwon Do club in America. Master Joseph Philip has produced an unprecedented 614 Distinguished Black Belts, a national collegiate milestone. Students of any skill level, age, gender or physical conditioning, can learn the Korean art. They practice Traditional Chung do Kwan Tae Kwon-Do, and the focus is on discipline, courtesy and respect. New students may join anytime. For details about membership and practice times, see http://www.unitkd.com/index40.htm.

 

SELF-DEFENSE SEMINAR:

A self-defense seminar will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, in the Maucker Union University Room (lower level). Self-defense awareness expands knowledge of your surroundings and teaches moves that could save your life. The seminar is fun and interactive; wear comfy clothing. The event is free and treats are provided. For questions contact Amy Schon at amyschon@uni.edu. Sponsored by SAVE.

 

GET A PERSONAL TRAINER:

Personal trainers can design a program to help meet your specific fitness goals. Trainers are results driven and want you to succeed. Call Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or e-mail kristy.leen@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html.

 

FREE BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILE (BCP):

The last BCP Screening of the academic year will be held from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 14, in the WRC Main Corridor. One free BCP per academic year is available to UNI employees who qualify for insurance benefits. With a BCP screening, blood is drawn to test for 23 components including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, blood sugar, iron, etc. Employees who wish to also have a prostate test for $10 and/or thyroid test for $5 will pay that cost. Pay by cash, check or payroll deduction. Students, retirees and spouses may sign up as well for a $20 BCP fee. Call 3-6119 to schedule.

 

CAMPUS DINING:

STIR FRY OFFERED EACH WEDNESDAY AT 23RD STREET MARKET:

The 23rd Street Market in Commons is offering a different stir fry entrée for lunch each Wednesday in April. Each entree will cost $4.75. For more information on retail promotions, visit www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening or check us out on Facebook.

 

'TROPICAL TUESDAYS' AT ESSENTIALS:

Stop by Essentials in Maucker Union and step into the "tropics" for Tuesday specials during April. Specials include discounts on ice cream novelties, beverages, snacks and more.

 

 

 

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