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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 25, 2010

NEWS:

NEW DEAN OF COLLEGE OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCED:

Dwight C. Watson has been named dean of the College of Education. Currently he is the associate dean of the Teacher Education program, chair of the Department of Education Studies and professor in the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Watson will start his new duties on July 1. The appointment is contingent upon approval by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, at its June meeting.

 

SUPERVISORY & CONFIDENTIAL COUNCIL ELECTION:

Ballots are available in MyUniverse for all Supervisory & Confidential employees to vote for one new council representative. Voting will continue through Monday, May 31.

 

FISCAL YEAR END CLEAN-UP:

Purchasing/Accounts Payable reminds account managers to review the Fiscal Year 2010 Closing Schedule at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/documents/close_sch.pdf. Check Statements of Account for purchase order encumbrances that need attention and contact LuAnn Andreessen at 3-3116 for those that should be closed. Requisition preparers (including students) should check for rejected, returned, in process and pre-approved requisitions that should be canceled or deleted. In a timely manner, remember to submit all procurement cards, RFPs and travel reimbursements for the current fiscal year.

 

IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION TO REPLAY DALAI LAMA TALK:

IPTV will replay the Dalai Lama's talks at UNI on the following schedule: at 9 p.m., Sunday, May 30.; at 6 p.m., Sunday, June 6; at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 13; and at 9 p.m., Sunday, June 20.

 

UNI ONLINE DEADLINE CHANGE:

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the deadline to submit announcements for the June 1 UNI Online is noon, Friday, May 28.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED DURING SUMMER ORIENTATION:

UNI will host a Parent Hospitality Tent during the summer orientation sessions' student involvement fair. Faculty and staff assistance is needed to help staff the booth in Maucker Union. Volunteers will visit with parents from 5 to 6 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays, in June and July. If you'd like to volunteer and share your enthusiasm for UNI with the parents of our newest students, e-mail margaret.corson@uni.edu.

 

DID YOU KNOW?: BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES:

Business and Community Services leverages each $1 invested by the state with $6 in federal funding or private grants.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

IPTV aired a segment on the PE4Life program in Grundy Center and the international conference on physical education that UNI recently hosted. http://www.iptv.org/iowajournal/story.cfm/653

 

Suzanne Freedman, educational psychology and foundations, was recently quoted in a Des Moines Register story.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/201005160405/NEWS/5160331

 

Otto Maclin, psychology, was quoted in a story about a false imprisonment case in the Des Moines Register.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=20105220320

 

THIS IS UNI:

University Marketing & Public Relations has launched a new electronic magazine to help tell university stories. Visit the site at http://www.uni.edu/this-is-uni/

 

WEST 23RD STREET CONSTRUCTION:

The City of Cedar Falls will be doing construction this summer on parts of West 23rd Street. West 23rd between College Street and the Bartlett A lot is closed. 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 Wednesday, May 26. Two opportunities to attend will be offered. For details, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/ifolio_demo.shtml.

 

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED:

Families are needed to host a Turkish student the weekend of July 24 and 25. Turkish teenage students will visit UNI for a three-week summer program beginning July 7. If interested, contact Philip Plourde, Culture and Intensive English Program at 3-2182.

 

IMAGINE THE IMPACT CAMPAIGN:
Faculty and staff who participated in the Imagine the Impact campaign this year can 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.

 

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.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS:

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 GAMES:

A new exhibit on games will be on display June 1 through Aug. 21 at the University Museum. From mancala to Monopoly, Scrabble to senet, explore board games from Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, South America and the United States. Discover the history of board games, learn basic rules, fun facts and take turns with hands-on game displays.

 

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.

 

EXHIBITION/FILMS:

FILM: ANYONE AND EVERYONE:

UNI Proud and Interfaith Alliance of Iowa present a special showing of "Anyone and Everyone," a film about Gay Hindu seeking Mormon accepting straight Muslim poor Jewish growing loving Bisexual wealthy Christian understanding families -- with a discussion afterward featuring organizers from One Iowa. The film will be shown at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 27, in SRL 115. E-mail rchill@uni.edu for details.


CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS:

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.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS:

ITS-ET, along with the GLOBE and STORM programs, are offering a science and inquiry-based professional development program that aligns with the Iowa Core. The program IMPACT (IMPacting Achievement with Collaborations and Technology) will begin with a workshop July 18 through 30. Faculty are asked to share this opportunity with teachers. Visit the website at http://www.uni.edu/ietti/impact/about_impact/. For more information, contact Doreen Hayek at doreen.hayek@uni.edu or 3-7300.

 

INQUIRY-BASED PD OPPORTUNITY FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS:

Applications are being taken for the Experiences in Inquiry - an IMPACT (IMPacting Achievement with Collaborations and Technology) program. Sponsored by ITS-ET, along with the GLOBE and STORM programs, this professional development program aligns with the Iowa Core. The two-day workshop will be held June 15-16 at the MFLMarMac High School. Faculty are asked to share this opportunity with high school teachers. Visit
http://www.uni.edu/ietti/impact/about_impact/. For more information, contact Doreen Hayek at doreen.hayek@uni.edu or 3-7300.

 

NORTH AMERICAN PRAIRIE CONFERENCE:

The 22nd North American Prairie Conference will take place at UNI Aug. 1 through 5. The deadline for submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations has been extended until May 31. For more information visit napc2010.or. This event is enriched with presentations from a variety of disciplines.

 
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

 

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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