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UNI Online is a compilation of notices to be distributed to faculty and staff. The deadline for submission is noon, the day before publication. UNI Online is distributed on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Submitted items must be sponsored by a UNI department, program or organization. No commercial or personal announcements are allowed. Announcements must have news, not opinion content. Submit items to: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/

 

 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

NEWS:

ACCESS TO MCLEOD CENTER AND UNI-DOME:

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

 

NEW MY UNIVERSE PORTAL DEBUTS MAY 22:

The new version of the MyUNIverse portal goes live May 22. The portal will be the gateway to the new student system, accessing student and employee records and eventually all of the transactions available in the student information system. The two-year implementation process will eventually include Admissions, Financial Aid, student records, Academic Advising, records and billing. It uses the same authentication (CatID and password) that people are accustomed to at UNI. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/this-is-uni/new-myuniverse-portal-debut-may-22.

 

WEST 23RD STREET CONSTRUCTION:

The City of Cedar Falls will be doing construction this summer on parts of West 23rd Street. Beginning Wednesday, May 19, West 23rd between College Street and the Bartlett A lot will close. A second phase of the project will affect West 23rd Street from Merner Avenue east to the Bartlett A lot. Access to the Bartlett A lot will be maintained throughout the project. The work should be completed by late August.

 

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE - DAKOTA STREET TO CLOSE:

Due to electrical utility construction, Dakota Street just east of McCollum Science to the intersection with Missouri Street will be closed beginning Monday, May 24. This street closure will be in effect for approximately three weeks until June 14.

 

SUPERVISORY & CONFIDENTIAL COUNCIL:

The next meeting of the Supervisory & Confidential Council will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 25, in GIL 025.

 

ITS-EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY SEEKS FEEDBACK ON EPORTFOLIO SYSTEM:

UNI will soon phase out Bb Portfolio and transition to a new eportfolio system. A demo of iFolio, an eportfolio system custom-developed at the University of Iowa, will be demonstrated on May 26. Two opportunities to attend will be offered. For details, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/ifolio_demo.shtml.

 

DID YOU KNOW?: BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES:

During the 2009-10 year, the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) assisted 34 tenants and their employees in the Student Business Incubator and an additional 50 student businesses in the affiliate program.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Iowa Public Radio aired a program featuring participants from the Global Forum for Physical Education Pedagogy hosted by UNI. The program is archived at http://tinyurl.com/2f6dvt8

 

The Sunday Cedar Rapids Gazette published an opinion piece by Tim Gilson and Dewitt Jones, educational leadership.

http://gazetteonline.com/opinion/guest-columns/2010/05/16/laws-policies-codes-have-to-be-followed

 

IMAGINE THE IMPACT CAMPAIGN:
Faculty and staff who participated in the Imagine the Impact campaign this year visit the UNI Foundation website to hear a special thanks from students: http://www.uni-foundation.org/page.aspx?id=lotw36p127

 

PUBLIC POLICY ON FACEBOOK:

Public Policy is now on Facebook. Check it out at UNI Public Policy.

 

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.

 

SUMMER CONFERENCE GUESTS:

The Department of Residence welcomes the following guests to campus: Camp Adventure, May 12-22; John Deere Interns, May 12-Aug. 4; and Green Iowa AmeriCorps Training, May 17-19.

 

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS THIS SUMMER

The schedule of free computer workshops available this summer from ITS-Educational Technology is available at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/ Faculty, please tell your students.

 

ANNUAL CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM NOTICE:

Under the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA), employees or dependents who either lose Medicaid or CHIP coverage, or become eligible for state premium assistance for purchasing coverage under a group health plan, may be eligible for special enrollment rights. For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/news/documents/CHIPRA_annual_notice_2010.pdf

 

HEALTH AND DENTAL OPEN ENROLLMENT:

Current faculty, P&S, academic administrators, institutional officials and merit supervisory staff have until Monday, June 14, to make changes to their current health and/or dental insurance plans. For enrollment forms and more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/hrs/benefits/open_enrollment.shtml. All changes will be effective Sunday, Aug. 1. Submit completed enrollment forms to Human Resource Services, 0034.

 

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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.

 

OUTDOOR REC YOUTH CAMP:

Wellness Recreation Services will offer an Outdoor Recreation Youth Camp from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 16 through 18, for children ages eight to 12. Visit www.uni.edu/wellrec for information and registration.

CONFERENCES:

CEESTEM SEED CONFERENCE:

UNI's Center for Early Education in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (CEESTEM) will host a conference for early science scholars and educators May 23 through 25. The conference will bring in some of the top thinkers in the field nationally to discuss best practices in science education. For more information, contact Betty Zan, at betty.zan@uni.edu.

PERFORMING ARTS:

IOWA TROMBONES PRACTICE AND PERFORMANCE:

Iowa Trombones will rehearse in Bengston Auditorium, in RSL from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Thursday, July 15. The event is for all trombone players in Iowa and beyond. Music will be rehearsed for an appearance with the Waterloo Municipal Band concert at 7 p.m. that evening in Byrnes Park, Waterloo near the Pro Golf Shop. This is the 23rd year for this event. For more information contact william.shepherd@uni.edu or 3-2118. Rain location is The Waterloo Center for the Arts.

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS:

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.

 

WEBINAR ON 'MAKING FACEBOOK FIT FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS':

With more than 400 million users world-wide, the Facebook phenomena isn't going away any time soon. When starting or expanding a presence on Facebook, it's critical to remember that slapping up a fan page and calling it good, simply isn't good enough. Nathan T. Wright, founder of Lava Row, will explain how to capitalize on Facebook's power to grow your business at noon, Thursday, May 20, at www.myentre.net

 

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."

 
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE WORKSHOP:

A management workshop, "Emotional Intelligence: Another Dimension to Intelligence" will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, June 8 in the BCS. The registration deadline is Tuesday, June 1. Emotional intelligence principles provide a new way to understand and assess people's behaviors, management styles, attitudes, inter-personal skills and potential. The cost is $247.50 for UNI employees. UNI departments also have the option to purchase a consortium membership which entitles the department 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:

MERIT VACANCIES:

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

 

P & S VACANCIES:

Vacancies at the P&S level include disability specialist, information technology specialist, assistant track and field coach/throwing events, assistant track and field coach/jumps, sprints/hurdles and director of operations/men's basketball.
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:

SUMMER MASSAGE SPECIALS:

Schedule a massage appointment with therapist Katie Hover, 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 doesn't apply to gift card purchase or redemption. Massages for 15 and 30 minutes are regularly priced. To schedule, call the Wellness Resource Lab, 3-6119. Provided by Wellness and Recreation Services.

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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