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Thursday, April 29, 2010

NEWS:

LAC CHANGES:

The course 200:030 "Dynamics of Human Development" has been moved to category 5C of the LAC. In the fall 2010 schedule this course was initially listed as part of 5B. Please make students aware of this change and that they will need to take a 5B course if they have not already completed that part of the LAC. For a summary of all changes to the LAC visit http://www.uni.edu/lac/. For more information, contact the LAC coordinator, Siobahn Morgan, at siobahn.morgan@uni.edu.

 
DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS:

Dwight Watson, a candidate for the dean of the College of Education position, will interview on campus Monday, May 3 and Tuesday, May 4. Watson is the associate dean of the Teacher Education Program, chair of the Department of Education Studies, and professor, College of Education and Human Sciences, at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. Watson will host a public forum from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Monday, May 3, in SEC 246 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 Watson and to complete a candidate feedback form, visit http://www.uni.edu/coe/about/coe-dean-search.

 

G LOTTERY FOR 2010-2011:

Requests for G permits can be submitted in writing to the Department of Public Safety. There are 24 G parking spaces in the furthest north row of the Gilchrist Lot and 31 spaces in the Multimodal Transportation Center. Request deadline is 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 16. Requests should include name, campus address and lot request (Gilchrist or MMTC). The G lottery is open to faculty and staff only. The proposed price for the G permit for 2010-2011 is $375. Eligible persons (permanent employees) interested in choosing the 12-month, pre-tax payroll deduction payment option must be available sometime from July 26 to Aug. 13 to receive notification of their status and purchase the permit if eligible. Call 3-2710 if you have questions about this permit option.

 

WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN:

Department heads received a letter containing white ribbons to distribute to male faculty and staff within each department. White Ribbon is an international campaign for men to take a stand and pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls. Men should wear their white ribbons Thursday, April 29, to show support for the efforts at UNI, by men and women, to end all violence against women.

 

NOTICE FOR SUMMER STUDENT EMPLOYEES:

Enrolled students and current faculty and staff have the ability to charge purchases at various locations on campus (i.e. Chats and Prexys). Students who work in the summer but are not enrolled will not be able to charge unless the Department of Residence is notified. E-mail diningtech@uni.edu to allow non-enrolled student employees the ability to charge over the summer.

 

MAIL CENTER HOURS AND PROCEDURES:

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. UPS letters/packages should be at the Mail Center dock by 2 p.m. for processing. UPS letters/packages should use the UPS shipping request form found on MyUNIverse/Memphis forms. Use the purple mail cards for all other types of mail including first class, library rate, airmail, certified, insured and priority.

 

FAMILY WEEKEND EVENTS:

Family Weekend will take place Oct. 1-3. The planning committee is gathering information about campus activities those days. Please submit information to liz.conklin@uni.edu by June 30.

 

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED FOR TURKISH STUDENTS:

Teenage students from Turkey will visit UNI for a three-week summer program beginning July 7. If interested in hosting a Turkish student the weekend of July 24 and 25, please contact Philip Plourde, Culture and Intensive English Program, at 3-2182.


HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION AUDIO LINK:

To listen to the audio from the April 14 Hot Topics in Education, "Innovating Education," presented by Leigh Zeitz, curriculum and instruction, visit http://mm1.uni.edu:8080/ramgen/1/hottopics/speaker.rm. For more information about Zeitz and his presentations visit http://drzreflects.com.

 

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 kerri.clopton@uni.edu or christie.kangas@uni.edu.

 

NATIONAL PLAYGROUND SAFETY WEEK:

April 26-30 is National Playground Safety Week, sponsored by the National Program for Playground Safety at UNI. Adults are encouraged to follow SAFE: Supervise children, take them to Age appropriate play areas, be sure the Fall surfacing is safe and thick, and that the Equipment is well maintained. For more information visit www.playgroundsafety.org.

 

TEACHER EDUCATION NEWSLETTER:

The final Teacher Education Newsletter for the academic year is available at http://www.uni.edu/coe/undergraduate/teacher-education/teacher-education-newsletters/april-2010. The newsletter contains major news and announcements about UNI's role in state and national education issues.

 

DID YOU KNOW?: SUSTAINABILITY:

The McLeod Center has a green-roof plaza. The soil in the green-roof system acts like a sponge and absorbs excess rainwater.

 

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 gassman@uni.edu 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 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Thursday, April 29. For more information on the new MyUNIverse, visit www.uni.edu/sis.


TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

To read MyUNIverse News.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

APPLY FOR AN NSF GRANT:

UNI faculty and staff who apply for funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) are eligible for co-funding from a special program called EPSCOR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research). Now is the time to submit an NSF proposal (or re-submit). Contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at osp@uni.edu or visit www.uni.edu/osp/epscor for further information.

 

STUDIO IT 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.

 

UNI DIGITAL SIGNAGE DEMO MAY 3:

A demonstration of UNI's centralized digital-signage system will be held from 2 to 3 p.m., Monday, May 3, in ITTC 134. The system has been in use for one year and representatives from several departments/buildings who've been using it will discuss the benefits of being able to display and exchange messages across campus. Come learn how you can easily buy into the system and be a part of this initiative.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

FIFTH UNI MINI-SUMO ROBOT INVITATIONAL:

The fifth annual UNI Mini-Sumo Robotics Invitational Competition will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, April 29, in the Hemisphere Lounge, Maucker Union. Mini-Sumo robots from across the U.S. will compete with robots designed and built by UNI students. The event is free and open to the public. For background information, and video of past competitions, go to www.narobotics.org/.

 

CAB PRESENTS COMEDY SHOW FEATURING BEN BAILEY, HOST OF 'CASH CAB':

Campus Activities Board's last event of spring 2010 will be Comedy Night featuring stand up by Ben Bailey, the host of Discovery's "Cash Cab," at 9:30 p.m., Thursday, April 29, in the Maucker Union. This is a free event for all UNI students, faculty, staff and the community. Free refreshments will be provided beforehand.

 

CINCO DE MAYO:

Join in the celebration of Cinco de Mayo from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, April 30, outside of Maucker Union. Enjoy grilled fajitas, beans, chips, dessert and pop, free of charge (while supplies last). Rain site is inside Maucker Union.

 

ROTC AWARDS CEREMONY:

The Department of Military Science Spring Award Ceremony will take place at 2:15 p.m., April 30, in the West Gym. A reception will follow.

 

RALLY IN THE VALLEY:

The Rally in the Valley is a benefit for UNI's student athletes. Show your support by purchasing raffle tickets or attending the dinner auction Saturday, May 1. Reservations are still available; however, seating is limited. The dinner is $75 for non-Panther Scholarship Club members and $65 for members. If you can't attend, purchase raffle tickets for $25 each or three for $50. Prizes include one $5,000 first-place prize and four $500 second-place prizes. Contact Tony DiCecco at tony.dicecco@uni.edu for more information.

 

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR UPHAM:

The Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations will hold an open house to honor Leonard Upham, who is retiring after 21 years at UNI. The open house will be held on from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 5, at My Verona, 419 Main St. in Cedar Falls. Please RSVP by Friday, April 30, to charlotte.haselhuhn@uni.edu.

PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

UNI NEW HORIZONS BAND SPRING CONCERT:

The New Horizons Band will offer its spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 4, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. Under the direction of Diana Blake, the New Horizons Band features musicians 55 and older who travel from all over Iowa. This event is free and open to the public.

 

UNI CHILDREN'S CHOIR SPRING CONCERT:

UNI Children's Choir will offer a spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 7, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL, under the direction of Michelle Swanson. This event is free and open to the public.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

ART EXHIBITIONS:

The UNI Gallery of Art will present "M.A. Thesis and B.F.A. Group Exhibitions," now through Saturday, May 8. The following students are exhibiting: Nicolas Bandy, Kali Downs, Molly Kaspar, Nicholas Meyer, Amy Mosier, Jorunn Musil, Beth Nybeck, Jesse Parrott, Victoria Reed and Justin Thye.

 

BLACK COFFEE: GOLD IN YOUR CUP:

View the final part of a three-part documentary that traces the unique and volatile history of coffee at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 1, 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. Run time is 60 minutes. Free and open to the public.

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS:

PEACE FLAG FAMILY WORKSHOP:

A Peace Flag Family Workshop will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, May 8, at the Hearst Center for the Arts in Cedar Falls. The event is sponsored by the UNI Art Education Department and the James and Meryl Hearst Center for the Arts. Using different forms of stenciling and printmaking, attendees will create flags with symbols of peace and harmony as seen through the eyes of a child. Each child is invited to create two flags; one to take home and the other to be included in a display at the McLeod Center at UNI to greet His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet when he speaks. Tuition cost is $12 for one child and one adult and $5 for each additional person. For more information, or to register for the workshop, call the Hearst Center for the Arts at 273-8641, or visit online at www.hearstartscenter.com and click on the Leisure Link.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION IN CONJUNCTION WITH DALAI LAMA VISIT:

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 fourth and last one focuses on "Ethics of the New Millennium" and will be held from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, April 29, at UBS. Preregistration is required. There is a limit of 30 guests per session. Bring your lunch. Call 266-7581 for more information.

 

HARI SHANKER LECTURE SERIES:

The Hari Shankar Lecture Series and the Department of Mathematics will present Kathryn Chaloner, professor and head of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Iowa, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 29, in Lantz Auditorium, 137 MSH. Chaloner will discuss "Mathematics, Statistics and Clinical Trials," for a general audience. She will describe examples of clinical trials and the contribution that Bayesian statistical and mathematical methods have made in the development of efficient and effective design and analysis of clinical trials. She'll also discuss improved medical research. The lecture is free and open to the public.

 

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 union.yoga.club@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

ANTI-CATHOLICISM OR INEPT LEADERSHIP: THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ABUSE CRISIS:

The UNI American Democracy Project's "News Talk" will host a session on leadership issues surrounding this crisis from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 1, at University Book and Supply. Discussion leader is Sister Kathleen Grace, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis, Dubuque. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or yla@uni.edu.

 

WEBINAR ON BLOGGING BOOTCAMP:

Join the MyEntre.Net community at noon, Thursday, May 6, for a free, interactive webinar. Perhaps you've read about the need to blog, but haven't started yet. Or maybe you do a little blogging, but are pretty sure you may be the only one reading it. Josh Fleming will present his Boot Camp on the importance of social media, why to blog, how to blog and why he is such a fan of "Top Gun." Fleming will share tactics on how to grow readership to ensure it isn't just you and your parents reading what you have to say.

EMPLOYMENT:

ASSOCIATE PROVOST FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS SEARCH:

UNI Office of the Provost is currently accepting internal applications for a five-year renewable term, full-time position of associate provost for international programs (APIP). A complete description of the position with instructions for applicants can be found at www.uni.edu/vpaa.

 
INTERNAL SEARCH, INTERIM DIRECTOR, PRICE LAB SCHOOL:

UNI is currently accepting internal applications for a one-year, full-time position of interim director of Malcolm Price Laboratory School. A complete description of the position with instructions for applicants can be found at www.uni.edu/vpaa. All applications received by Wednesday, May 12, will receive full consideration.

 

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:

SUMMER WELLNESS AND RECREATION CENTER ACCESS:

The summer user fee for the WRC is $44, good from May 1 through Aug. 23. Faculty and staff may register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/user_policy/fees.html or in the WRS office, WRC 101, with payroll deduction, check or cash.

 

FINALS WEEK MASSAGE:

Treat yourself to a massage during finals week. Massages are provided in the WRC 104 by a licensed massage therapist. For information on UNI massage therapy, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/massage_therapy.html. Call 3-6119 to schedule.

HOURS:

LIBRARY HOURS FOR FINAL EXAM WEEK AND WEEKEND:

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#springfinals. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, there will be a prompt to enter your CatID.

 

SUMMER DINING HOURS:

In Maucker Union, Chats coffee bar will be open weekdays, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Prexy's will offer soup, salad bar, fruits, sandwiches and more, weekdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Essentials convenience store will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with extended hours to 7 p.m. on days when Maucker Union is hosting summer orientation participants. The 23rd Street Market in Commons and Bistotti's in Redeker Center will be open through May 7; service will return in August. www.uni.edu/dor.


 

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