Thursday, April 22, 2010
FOUNDATIONS OF EXCELLENCE TRANSFER FOCUS COMMITTEES:
During the 2010-2011 academic year, UNI will engage in the Foundations of Excellence (FoE) Transfer Focus self study, as transfer students comprise more than a third of UNI's student body. Committees are now being formed to study the nine dimension areas of philosophy, organization, learning, faculty, transitions, all students, diversity, roles and purposes and improvement. Faculty and staff interested in joining one of the committees should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS:
Brad Colwell, a candidate for the dean of the College of Education position, will interview on campus Monday, April 26 and Tuesday, April 27. Colwell is a professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Higher Education, and associate dean for academic and student affairs in the College of Education and Human Services at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Colwell will host a public forum from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Monday, April 26, in SEC 247 on "Addressing Key Opportunities and Challenges in Public Higher Education: Leading the College of Education, Collaborating with Other Colleges, and Connecting with the Broader Community." For more information about Colwell and to complete a candidate feedback form, visit http://www.uni.edu/coe/about/coe-dean-search.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-7049 for more information.
500 HOURS OF SERVICE AVAILABLE TO LOCAL NONPROFITS:
UNI's American Humanics Student Association is accepting proposals from local nonprofits for 500 hours of free service. Proposals are due by 5 p.m., Friday, April 30. Annually, American Humanics (AH) students request proposals from local nonprofit agencies and select an organization within the Cedar Valley to serve. If your organization, or one you know of, would be interested in 500 hours of free service, please complete the proposal form at http://www.uni.edu/americanhumanics/community/rfp.html. For more information, contact Julianne Gassman, at email@example.com or 3-2264.
NEW MYUNIVERSE DEMONSTRATIONS:
Later this spring MyUNIverse will undergo a redesign. To preview the new MyUNIverse, stop by the display in Maucker Union next to Chats between noon and 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, or between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Thursday, April 29. For more information on the new MyUNIverse, visit www.uni.edu/sis.
ASSOCIATE PROVOST AND DEAN-INTERNAL SEARCH:
UNI Office of the Provost is currently accepting internal applications for a five-year renewable term, full-time position of associate provost for academic affairs and interdisciplinary collaboration and dean of the graduate college. A complete description of the position with instructions for applicants can be found at www.uni.edu/ap-aa.
DID YOU KNOW?: SUSTAINABILITY:
UNI's new Multimodal Transportation Center will become a net-zero energy facility this summer with the installation of photovoltaic, or solar, panels.
UNI IN THE NEWS:
Siobahn Morgan, earth science, was quoted in a story about the recent meteor sighting on KIMT-TV.
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO LAC:
There have been several important changes to the Liberal Arts Core program. Students and their advisers should be aware of these before students register for fall 2010 courses. A summary of the changes is available at http://www.uni.edu/lac/. For more information, contact the LAC coordinator Siobahn Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OLD TRANSPARENCY SHEETS NEEDED:
Old 8.5 x 11-inch transparency sheets, once used with the old overhead projectors are needed to make solar ovens with hundreds of students for Earth Week. E-mail email@example.com or call 3-2560 if you have any supplies.
STUDENT AFFAIRS WEBSITE INCLUDES TIMELY NEWS ITEMS:
The Division of Student Affairs website now includes a calendar, news items and photos covering student issues, activities and services relevant to the student affairs mission of helping students succeed. Visit http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/ for more information.
MAIL CENTER HOURS:
Mail Center hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
TELL YOUR STUDENTS:
To read MyUNIverse News.
STUDIOIT RESERVATIONS FOR SUMMER AND FALL 2010:
ITS Educational Technology is now taking StudioIT reservations for summer and fall 2010. To submit a reservation inquiry, submit your request at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/studioit/reserveform/reserveform.shtml. Reservations are made on a first come first served basis.
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.
SUMMER RESERVE READING LISTS:
Faculty wanting to place items on reserve at Rod Library for the 2010 summer session beginning May 10 should submit their list to the library reserve desk by April 26. Those wanting items available by June 7 should have their requests in by May 17. Any requests received after these dates can't be guaranteed to be available for the first week of classes. Reserve lists can be submitted online at http://www.uni.edu/library/reserverequest/.
RESERVE REINSTATEMENT LISTS
Faculty who wish to keep their same spring 2010 items on reserve at Rod Library for this summer or fall semester should submit a request to the library reserve desk by Monday, May 3. Requests can be submitted electronically at http://www.uni.edu/library/reinstatement/.
BUDGET ADJUSTMENT TRAINING:
Training for completing Budget Adjustments will be offered Tuesday, April 27. Register through MyUniverse by clicking the "Register for Training" link in the MEMFIS Channel. Seating is limited. Attendees should have the budget adjustment responsibility. If you don't have it, request it by completing the MEMFIS authorization form.
Join President Benjamin 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.
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION APRIL 22:
UNI's Earth Day Celebration involves many events on Thursday, April 22. Informational displays, games, prizes and grilled food will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Maucker Union Plaza area. 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. The third annual Earth Day 5K will start at 1 p.m., between MSH and the UNI Botanical Center. Registration is free and prizes will be awarded. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 3-3689. A retail booth outside Maucker Union will have a "box" display showing the impact of using refillable cups. Enter a drawing for UNI travel mugs and new reusable shopping bags.
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT RALLY:
The UNI campus is invited to participate in the Take Back the Night Rally at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 22. Participants will meet in front of CBB, SEC or Rod Library (rain location is inside Maucker Union fountain entrance) to march and rally at the Campanile. Sponsored by SAVE.
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, alumni-in-residence speakers and entertainment in the Great Hall at 7 p.m.
GUEST MASTER CLASS:
Visiting artist Nicholas Walker will present a double bass master class at 3 p.m., Friday, April 23, in Graham Hall, RSL. Walker earned his DMA in early music at Stony Brook University in 2004, and he studied with Paul Ellison at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, where he received a BMA in 1994. Walker currently serves as double bass professor at Ithaca College in New York. This event is free and open to the public.
GRILLING FOR GIRL SCOUTS:
UNI PR students will sell $2 pork burgers, chips and drink for $3 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Saturday, April 24, in front of the Cedar Falls Fareway. All proceeds donated to Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.
GREENHOUSE PLANT SALE:
The UNI Greenhouse Annual Plant Sale will take place at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 27. The sale ends at 3 p.m. or when all the plants are gone. The plants were grown from the greenhouse's own collection. Contact Susan Meerdink at email@example.com for more information.
COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL SUMMER ACTIVITIES:
UNI Community Music School will offer a variety of summer programs, including Kindermusik, private lessons for woodwinds, brass and percussion, and New Horizons Band for ages 50 and older. Special activities include two summer music camps: Camp Musicmania for K through fifth grade and West African Drumming Expedition for sixth through ninth grade. Both camps will be held June 14-18 in the UNI School of Music facilities. For more information, contact Cindi Mason at 3-2142 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Summer camp information/registration fliers may be downloaded at www.uni.edu/camps/music.html.
GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: NICHOLAS WALKER, DOUBLE BASS:
Visiting artist Nicholas Walker will present a double bass recital at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 22, in RSL 116. Walker earned his DMA in Early Music at Stony Brook University in 2004, and he studied with Paul Ellison at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, where he received a BMA in 1994. Walker currently serves as double bass professor at Ithaca College in New York. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI CLARINET STUDIO AND CLARINET ENSEMBLE CONCERT:
The UNI Clarinet Studio and Ensemble will offer a spring concert at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 22, in Graham Hall, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.
EARTH DAY CONCERT:
The RRTTC is hosting Gabrielle Louise in celebration of Earth Day at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 22, at Lampost (204 West Seerley, Cedar Falls). Louise's sound is a blend of folk, roots and Americana laced with sultry jazz. She will give a short presentation about her "Veggie Van," which runs on 100-percent waste-vegetable oil.
JAZZ PANTHERS CONCERT:
The UNI Jazz Panthers will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 22, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL, with selections to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
Before Edward Cullen, Angel and Lestat, there was Count Dracula. The Strayer-Wood Theatre will present this classic tale based on the novel by Bram Stoker, at 7:30 p.m., April 23 and 24; and 2 p.m., April 25. Tickets are $14 for general public and free for UNI students. Call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 3-6381. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre.
SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: JAZZ BAND ONE:
The UNI Jazz Band One will offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 23, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.
INTERNATIONAL DANCE THEATRE SPRING CONCERT:
UNI's International Dance Theatre will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 24, and 2 p.m., Sunday, April 25, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This year's show will feature a history of dance in America, including dances of early settlers, the Charleston era, Swing and Big Band, the Broadway musical and the modern era of hip hop. Tickets are $4 for students and senior citizens and $5 for the general public. Tickets can be bought from any IDT member, or at the door. Contact Daniel Wells at email@example.com or 3-3560 for more information.
COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL SPRING RECITALS:
The UNI Community Music School will host its spring recitals at noon, Sunday, April 25, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. Contact Cindi Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CHOPIN BONANZA NO. 1 :
The first in a series of tribute concerts centered around the 200th anniversary of Chopin's birth, will take place at 8 p.m., Monday, April 26, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Students from Dmitri Vorobiev's and Sean Botkin's studios will perform at this free concert.
GUEST ARTIST BARITONE RECITAL:
Visiting artist Stephen Swanson, baritone, will present a voice recital at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 27, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Swanson is a concert and opera singer, a teacher of singing and an opera stage director. He earned degrees from North Park College and Northwestern University and served a two-year AGMA apprenticeship with the Wolf Trap Company. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI JAZZ BAND III AND COMBOS:
The UNI Jazz Band III and jazz combos will present a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 27, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI VARSITY MEN'S GLEE CLUB CONCERT:
The UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.
GUEST ARTIST CARILLON CONCERT:
Guest Artist Karel Keldermans, carillonneur, will perform at noon, Thursday and Friday, April 29 and 30, at the Campanile. This event is free and open to the public.
BLACK COFFEE: GOLD IN YOUR CUP:
View part two of a three-part documentary that traces the unique and volatile history of coffee at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 24, at the University Museum. Part three will be shown at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 1. 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. Run time is 60 minutes. Free and open to the public.
IOWA SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING:
The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology will host the Iowa Sociological Association on Saturday, April 24, including workshops for students and faculty. Keynote speaker Joel Best, University of Delaware, also will give a public lecture "The Stupidity Epidemic," at 6 p.m., Friday, April 23, in SEC 244/246. Visit https://sites.google.com/a/luther.edu/isa/ or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
42ND ANNUAL ELEMENTARY LITERACY CONFERENCE:
UNI's Price Laboratory Elementary School will host the 42nd Annual Elementary Literacy Conference from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, April 23, in the SEC. The keynote speaker will be acclaimed children's book author Brian P. Cleary. For more information on Cleary visit www.brianpcleary.com. Go to www.pls.uni.edu/read for conference details.
'MAXIMIZE YOUR COGNITIVE CAPACITY':
Registration is now open for the management workshop "Maximize Your Cognitive Capacity" hosted by UNI's Executive Development Center. The workshop is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 4, in BCS. The registration deadline is Tuesday, April 27. Melanie Hoffner, a certified Brain-Based Trainer uses Brain-Compatible training/learning concepts, which increase comprehension, participation, retention and enjoyment. The cost is $275 per workshop. UNI employees and alumni members receive a 10-percent discount. For more information or to register, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 3-5851 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration can also be completed by visiting www.bcs.uni.edu/execdev and clicking "Enroll Now."
A "Change Leadership" session will be from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, April 22, in SEC 252. Presenters are Molly Schmidt, manager of training and development at Veridian Credit Union, and Gerri Perreault, director of leadership studies at UNI. They will present a change leadership model, and participants will have the opportunity to assess their own change leadership path.
LECTURE BY 'JESUS INTERRUPTED' AUTHOR:
Bart Ehrman, author of "Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (and Why We Don't Know About Them)," will join the CME book discussion at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 22, and will return to campus at 7 p.m. to lecture in SEC 244/245.
NO LABEL PROJECT:
The No Label Project invites your participation in a cross-campus dialogue on labeling, stereotypes and discrimination. Wear a "NO LABEL" sticker Wednesday, April 28 to join the conversation. Pick-up stickers on April 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., outside Maucker Union, or from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Art Department Office, 104 KAB. More information is on Facebook: No Label Project or contact email@example.com.
YOGA IN ACTION -- FROM DEERE TO DHARMA:
"Union" Yoga Club presents studio director and RYT 200 certified yoga teacher Mary McInnis Meyer at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 29, in the CME Room109 A/B. She will share her experience of how she went from engineer at John Deere to founder of the first yoga studio in Cedar Falls. A yoga mat will be given away courtesy of "Union" Yoga Club. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
UBS OUTSTANDING TEACHING AWARD:
The College of Humanities and Fine Arts will present the University Book and Supply Outstanding Teaching Award to Christopher Buckholz, School of Music, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 29, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. His presentation, "The Apprenticeship: Teaching Applied Music," is an exploration of how music is taught in the applied studio. This event is free and open to the public.
Softball hosts Evansville in a doubleheader at noon, Saturday, April 24, and noon, Sunday, April 25. All games are at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex.
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JOB OPENINGS AT UNI:
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/employment/.
FITNESS & LEISURE CLASSES:
Registration for summer fitness and leisure classes will begin Monday, May 3. Classes will start on Monday, May 10 and end Friday, July 30. FitX5 is a complete aerobic and strength training workout that meets for an hour early morning, Monday through Friday. Spinnercise, Boot Camp, Kickboxing, Total Sculpt and Tone, Absolutely Abs, Total Body Conditioning, Pilates, Yoga, Water Aerobics, Ballroom Dance and Zumba also will be offered. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitness/classes.html and check out "WRS Fitness and Leisure" on Facebook.
WHAT'S YOUR CARBON FOOT PRINT?:
If 5 percent of American's food scraps were collected, it would feed 4 million people for one day. Join Piazza and Rialto Dining Centers for a Carbon Lite special event from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, featuring giveaways and food specials. Learn more about making low-carbon choices.