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Thursday, May 6, 2010

NEWS:

ELECTION RESULTS:

The UNI Committee on Committees has announced the following election results: James Jurgenson, chair of the faculty; Jennifer Waldron, chair of the graduate faculty; Gerald Peterson, Advisory and Liaison Committee to the Department of Military Science; Francesca Soans, Educational Policies Commission, member at large; and Melissa Beall, Committee on Committees, member at large.

 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR SUPERVISORY & CONFIDENTIAL COUNCIL:

Sheri Bishop will complete her term as representative for the Supervisory and Confidential (S&C) Council on Wednesday, June 30, leaving one vacancy on the S&C Council. This three-year appointment begins July 1 and ends June 30, 2013. Self-nomination is appropriate and encouraged. To nominate someone else, get the permission of the nominee before submitting his/her name for inclusion on the ballot. Nominations are due to Janet Witt by May 15, by campus mail (zip 0135) or by e-mail to janet.witt@uni.edu. A complete listing of S&C employees is at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/s_c_council/.

 

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.

 

UNI-CUE TUTORING PROGRAM:

Faculty can encourage students interested in tutoring young people (grades three through 12) to enroll in course 200:180(g): Community Service-Academic Skills Achievement Center to earn 2 credit hours per semester for tutoring at UNI-CUE. The course may be repeated twice for credit. For more information, contact Nancy Scoggins-Rose at 433-1271 or nancy.scoggins@uni.edu.


DID YOU KNOW?: BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES:

In 2009, UNI’s three incubator/accelerator programs and MyEntre.Net helped start or expand 160 ventures, creating 277 jobs.

 

UNI ONLINE STARTS SUMMER SCHEDULE:

Beginning Tuesday, May 11, UNI Online will switch from two editions per week to one. MyUNIverse News, the student e-newsletter, is not published during the summer.

 

LAST CHANCE TO TAKE GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS SURVEY:

This is the last chance to take the Rod Library survey on government documents. Library staff are 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 is available through Friday, May 7.

 

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.

 

YEARLY COMPUTER BID GOES TO DELL AND HP:

Dell was awarded the yearly computer bid for all but the tablet PC, which went to Hewlett-Packard. For more information, visit http://weblogs.uni.edu/itscomm/2010/04/04312010_yearly_computer_bid_g.html#more.

 

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 permanent faculty and staff only. The proposed price for the G permit for 2010-2011 is $375. Faculty and staff 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.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

HOW TO USE APPLE PRODUCTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION:

An Apple products demonstration designed for faculty, departmental leadership and IT managers will take place at 3 p.m., Monday, May 10, in KAB 253. Learn how Mac, iPod and iPhone make collaboration, content creation and distribution easy. For more information, visit http://edseminars.apple.com/event/2753.

 

NIH GRANT APPLICATIONS:

An informational web conference hosted by the Grants Resource Center on National Institutes of Health grant applications will take place at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 20, in the Office of Sponsored Programs, 213 E. Bartlett. This session will include information on NIH application requirements and advice about how to develop a competitive grant application. For more information, or to RSVP, contact sarah.bridges@uni.edu.

 

ITTC MENTORING:

The Reading and Learning Center (08 ITTC) helps faculty arrange reading or learning workshops tailored to their course curriculum. Workshops can be arranged to last for one course period or an entire semester as supplemental instruction. Departments may also arrange faculty workshops that explore developing engaging reading and writing assignments that bridge the disconnect between high school and college-level work. For more information, contact Gina Burkart at gina.burkart@uni.edu or 3-2361.

 
TRAINING FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FORMS:

Training for using Accounts Payable forms including the Procard, Travel Reimbursement, Supplier Information and more is being offered May 11 and 13. Register through My UNIverse by clicking the "Register for Training" link in the MEMFIS Channel. Seating is limited. Attendees should bring account numbers for their departments.

 

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 Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCOR). 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.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

MAHONEY RECEPTION:

Join the Provost's Committee for Competitive Scholarship Mentoring for a reception in honor of Josh Mahoney, recipient of the 2010 NCAA Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship. See details at http://www.uni.edu/honors/josh.shtml.

 

MILITARY COMMISSIONING CEREMONY:

The Department of Military Science will host its spring commissioning ceremony at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 8, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. A reception will follow.

 

VISITING MONKS TO BUILD SAND MANDALA:

Three visitors from the University of Arkansas and the Gyuto Wheel of Dharma Monastery of Minneapolis will construct a sand mandala in the GBPAC lobby from May 9 through 16. The Yamantaka Mandala is in conjunction with the visit by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet and will be a more elaborate design than last year's. For viewing times and information on the opening and closing ceremonies, visit http://www.uni.edu/dalailama/sand-mandala.

 

GOFPEP 2010:

UNI will host the Global Forum for Physical Education Pedagogy 2010 (GoFPEP 2010) May 13 and 14 in Grundy Center, Iowa. For more information on this first-ever in the U.S. international health and physical education global forum focused on reform in health and physical education programs for K-12 students, visit http://www.globalpeforumgc.org or contact Ming-Kai Chin, HPELS, at ming-kai.chin@uni.edu.

 

WELCOME RECEPTION FOR DALAI LAMA VISITORS:

The university is hosting a welcome reception for visitors to the community for the visit by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Monday, May 17, at the GBPAC. Guests will learn more about the sand mandala, which will be complete at that time, as well as other cultural, political and philosophical traditions of the Dalai Lama. The Venerable Geshe Thupten Dorjee will speak at 7 p.m., light refreshments will be available as well as visitor information about the Cedar Valley community.

 

ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT:

The 14th annual St. Stephen Golf Tournament will be Tuesday, May 25, at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course in Cedar Falls. This tournament is a four-person best shot and registration includes greens fees, golf cart, dinner, gift pack and prizes. The cost is $60 for nonstudents, $40 for students and $20 for dinner. Sign in will begin at 11:45 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The rain date is Thursday, May 27. For more information, or to register a team, contact Kelly at 266-9863 or kmcc@ststephenuni.org.

 

KINDERMUSIK IS NOW ENROLLING FOR SUMMER 2010 CLASSES:

Kindermusik, a part of the UNI Community Music School, will offer a five-week summer Kindermusik session for little musicians and their caregivers from June 14 through July 16. Kindermusik classes include singing, dancing, instrument play-alongs and creative learning to stimulate all areas of child development. Evening and morning classes for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and multi-age classes for siblings, are available. Classes are held in room 30, GBPAC. Registration deadline is June 10. Cost is $50. Register by May 20 and save $5. For more information, visit www.joyful-noise-studio.com, or contact Tricia Freeman at 415-9404 or tricia.freeman@uni.edu.


PERFORMING ARTS:

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.

 

UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT:

The UNI Suzuki School will offer a spring concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 16, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. 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," 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.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

WEBINAR ON BLOGGING BOOTCAMP:

Join the MyEntre.Net community at noon, Thursday, May 6, for a free, interactive webinar. 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 your readership to ensure it isn't just you and your parents reading what you have to say.

ATHLETICS:

SOFTBALL:

Softball hosts Missouri State in a doubleheader at noon, Saturday, May 8. The Panthers and Bears also meet at noon, Sunday, May 9. All games are held at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex.

EMPLOYMENT:

DIVERSITY FELLOW-ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost is pleased has initiated its NCBI Campus Affiliate Leadership Program and invites interested eligible faculty to apply for a Diversity Fellow position. A complete description of the position with instructions for applicants can be found at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/. All applications received by Tuesday, May 18, 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 MASSAGE SPECIALS:

Schedule a massage appointment with therapist Katie Hover, May 10 through July 30 and receive these discounts (first-come, first-served): 45-minute massage for $30 (regularly $35); 60-minute massage for $35 (regularly $45); 90-minute massage for $50 (regularly $65). Massage special does not apply to gift card purchase or redemption. Massages for 15 and 30 minutes are regularly priced. Call the Wellness Resource Lab, 3-6119, to schedule. Provided by Wellness and Recreation Services.

HOURS:

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.; and 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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