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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

NEWS:

NON-VOTING FACULTY NOMINATIONS AND VOTING:

Nominations and self-nominations are open for two positions held by non-voting faculty members: Faculty Senate, three-year term limited to two consecutive terms; and Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Council, three-year term limited to two consecutive terms. Nominations are due by 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 11. Voting will occur shortly after the close of nominations. For more details, contact Melissa Beall at melissa.beall@uni.edu, or 3-2992.

 

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.

 

ACCESS TO MCLEOD CENTER AND UNI-DOME:

Preparations for the visit by His Holiness the Dalai Lama will take place on Monday, May 17 at the UNI-Dome and McLeod Center, making usual access challenging. Tuesday, May 18 access will be limited to ticket holders, those with credentials and personnel with offices in those buildings. Please plan accordingly.

 

DID YOU KNOW?: BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES:

UNI's Business and Community Services has provided service in all 99 Iowa counties to more than 5,500 business and community clients. UNI's Executive Development Center provides business management training to more than 160 businesses and organizations in northeast Iowa.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

David Surdam, economics, had an opinion piece published in the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

http://gazetteonline.com/opinion/guest-columns/2010/05/07/whos-best-at-rationing-health-care

Radio Iowa reported on UNI's preparations for the Dalai Lama's visit.

http://www.radioiowa.com/2010/05/10/uni-preparing-for-dalai-lama-visit/

 

DIVERSITY FELLOW-ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost 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.

 

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 at janet.witt@uni.edu. A complete listing of S&C employees is at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/s_c_council/.

 

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.

 

UNI ONLINE STARTS SUMMER SCHEDULE:

UNI Online has switched from two editions per week to one. Twice per week production will resume in mid-August. MyUNIverse News, the student e-newsletter, is not published during the summer.

 

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.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

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 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.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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 through Sunday, May 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 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:

TIBETAN EXHIBIT AT UBS:

A Tibetan exhibit is on display at University Book and Supply through May 22 during normal business hours. The display is in conjunction with the visit to UNI by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. The exhibit originated at the Tibet Museum in Dharamsala, India, one of the exile communities for the Tibetan people and the current home of the Dalai Lama. It features a series of panels depicting a journey, based on the Tibetan perspective.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

PANTHER SPEAKERS WEBINAR -- DALAI LAMA PRESENTATION ARCHIVED:

PantherSpeakers hosted a webinar May 5 about the Dalai Lama. To view the archived presentation, "The Dalai Lama: A Sacred Tradition," visit www.uni.edu/pantherspeakers/archive.

 

MEDITATION IN THE TIBETAN TRADITION WORKSHOP:

A workshop, Meditation in the Tibetan Tradition – Why and How to Meditate, will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 19, at University Book & Supply. Vilma Staiano will lead the workshop on the benefits of meditating and the preliminaries to successful meditation. Staiano has been studying in the tradition of the Dalai Lamas for 17 years. She has completed the Asian Classics Institute course of study in New York City and is in the last term of Advanced Buddhist Studies at Diamond Mountain University in Arizona. She's been teaching for 10 years. The event is provided as a follow up to the visit by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. There is no charge, however registration is recommended as seating will be limited to the first 30 attendees. Call 266-7581 to register.

 

PHILOSOPHY OF THE DALAI LAMAS:

A discussion, "Philosophy of the Dalai Lamas," will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 20, at University Book & Supply. Learn the principles of the ancient Tibetan tradition by which His Holiness the Dalai Lama lives. Vilma Staiano will lead the discussion; she has been studying in the tradition of the Dalai Lamas for 17 years. She has completed the Asian Classics Institute course of study in New York City and is presently in the last term of Advanced Buddhist Studies at Diamond Mountain University in Arizona. She's been teaching for 10 years. The event is provided as a follow up to the visit by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. There is no charge, however registration is recommended as seating will be limited to the first 30 attendees. Call 266-7581 to register.

 

COMMUNICATION TACT WORKSHOP:

A management workshop, "Polishing Your Communication Tact," will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 25, in the BCS. Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 18. Participants will determine appropriate wording, communication method depending on the message and delivery of timely messages so the information is received and perceived accurately. UNI departments can save money by purchasing a consortium membership which entitles the department to 10 seats to any of the 2010 management training workshops for $1,999. After the 10 seats are used, additional seats can be purchased at a discounted rate of $175 per person. For more information or to register, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 3-5851 or execdev@uni.edu. Registration can also be completed by visiting www.bcs.uni.edu/execdev and clicking "Enroll Now."

 

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. A complete description of the position with instructions for applicants can be found at www.uni.edu/vpaa.

 

JOB OPENINGS AT UNI:

The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/employment/.

HOURS:

LIBRARY HOURS OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND:

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#memday

There will be no special vacation loans over the weekend. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, there will be a prompt to enter your CatID.

 

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