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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 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, Aug. 3, 2010

NEWS:

UNIVERSITY-WIDE CABLE TV PROGRAMMING CHANGE:

Due to a new contract, the University Residence Halls and Academic Cable systems have changed from television programming provided by Cedar Falls Utilities to programming provided by Mediacom. This change occurred Friday, July 30. You need to rescan for the new programming on your television. Questions related to this change can be directed to Dennis Reimer at 3-6285.

 
CALL FOR FACULTY MENTORS:

As part of orientation of new faculty both to UNI and to the profession, the associate provost for faculty affairs invites faculty members to volunteer to be a cross-campus mentor. While many departments already assign mentors, cross-campus mentorships provide additional benefits to new faculty. These mentorships allow faculty to network more broadly, get help understanding the campus culture, policies and procedures and with whom they can discuss issues which they may feel uncomfortable bringing up with departmental faculty. Time commitment involves an orientation meeting on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 18 and at least two informal meetings per semester. Mentors will also be invited to attend monthly meetings covering a variety of teaching, scholarship and service issues, part of the year-long orientation program for new faculty. If interested in serving as a mentor, complete the brief form at www.surveymonkey.com/s/faculty_mentor.

 

PROFESSIONAL WRITING PROGRAM SEEKS CLIENTS:

The UNI Professional Writing Program seeks individual and organizational clients who need to have print and digital publications created, e.g., newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. Contact Adrienne Lamberti, program coordinator, at lamberti@uni.edu for more information.

 

FALL RESERVE READING LISTS:

Faculty wanting to place items on reserve for the 2010 fall session beginning Monday, Aug. 23 should submit their list to the Rod Library Reserve Desk by Monday, Aug. 9. Any requests received after this date can't be guaranteed to be available for the first week of classes. Submit reserve lists online at: www.uni.edu/library/reserverequest/.

 

UPDATING THE UNI ONLINE DIRECTORY:

The UNI Online Directory (www.uni.edu/directory) is a source for current faculty and staff contact information. To verify or make any changes to your home and/or office contact information, log in to MyUNIverse> Update My Personal Information. This information is sent directly to Human Resource Services via e-mail and will be updated within five working days.

 

2010 IOWA STATE FAIR VOLUNTEER REQUEST:

Are you interested in representing UNI to potential students, alumni and other fair visitors at UNI's Iowa State Fair booth? If so, visit www.unialum.org/statefair and complete a submission form indicating the date/time you'd like to volunteer. All volunteers receive free admission to the fair, along with a UNI T-shirt. Shifts are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Jess Nissen at 3-2761 or jess.nissen@uni.edu.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

The Des Moines Register ran an opinion piece by Daryl Smith, Tallgrass Prairie Center director.

http://tinyurl.com/24h7xxc

 
FREE PRINTER CARTRIDGES:

HPELS is offering the following printer cartridges free to any university department: Apple M2045G/A for Laserwriter 300/320; HP 92295A for HP printers II, IID, III, IIID; HP 92274A for HP printers 4L, 4ML, 4LC, 4P, 4MP, 4PJ; C4096A for HP printers 2100, 2100M, 2100TN. OKI cartridges for C5500n/C5800Ldn printers: Yellow 43324401, Magenta 43324402, Cyan 43324403 and Black 43324404. If interested, call Karen Peterson at 3-2654.

 

UNI HOSTING 22ND NORTH AMERICAN PRAIRIE CONFERENCE:

UNI'S Tallgrass Prairie Center is hosting the 22nd North American Prairie Conference Aug. 1-5 with prairie-related poster presentations, oral presentations, field trips, vendors, exhibitors and keynote speeches. More than 500 participants from 23 different states and two other countries will be in attendance. For more information, visit the conference website www.napc2010.org.

 

FALL UNIVERSITY OFFICE HOURS:

Beginning Monday, Aug. 16, regular business hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) for university offices resume. Supervisors with staff who do not have e-mail access should inform them of regular business hours.

 
MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS:
www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/hrs-bcurrent.shtml

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

FALL FACULTY WORKSHOP:

The Fall Faculty Workshop will be held Thursday, Aug. 19. Details will be sent to all faculty by e-mail later this week. This workshop will focus on the revitalization of the Liberal Arts Core (LAC). This is an important opportunity to learn more about what is happening with the LAC revision efforts and to be actively engaged in providing input to the process. The day includes lunch, compliments of the Provost. RSVP at www.surveymonkey.com/s/FallFacultyWorkshop-RSVP.

 
FALL 2010 eLEARNING COURSES:

UNI faculty using the Blackboard/WebCT learning management system in conjunction with their fall semester courses, should submit their request for an online eLearning component for their course at http://elearning.uni.edu/forms/course_request.html. Courses will be populated with students Aug. 14. Enrollment changes are processed on a daily basis throughout the semester.

 

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT REFRESHER COURSE:

The Student Employment and Payroll Offices are offering training/refresher sessions for all employees who supervise student workers or approve student timecards. Sessions will be offered from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 5, and from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 11, in the State College Room, Maucker Union lower level. Topics will include details pertaining to the SEAF, completing paperwork correctly, payroll and timecards and Q & A. To sign up for a session, RSVP to unistudent-jobs@uni.edu.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR ERIN WHEAT:

Maucker Union staff will host a farewell reception for Erin Wheat, from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 4, in the Maucker Union Coffeehouse. Erin has served UNI as the program coordinator for Campus Activities for the last four years. She has accepted a job at Des Moines Area Community College in Student Activities.

 
WEST MUSIC PIANO SALE:

West Music's annual UNI College Piano Sale will be held Aug. 5-8, at Bengston Auditorium, RSL. Select from new, used, loaner, leased and digital pianos. Call 319-269-9378 for more information or visit www.westmusic.com/unipiano.

 
GBPAC SHOW TICKETS ON SALE:

Tickets are on sale now for all of the 2010-2011 shows coming to the Gallagher-Bluedorn. For more information, visit any UNItix location or www.gbpac.org.

 

BINGO NIGHT:

Players of all ages are welcome for an evening of Bingo, at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 12, at the University Museum. To register by Tuesday, Aug. 10, call 3-2188.

WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES:

NCBI DIVERSITY WORKSHOP:

On Friday, Aug. 20, the National Coalition Building Institute will present a workshop for faculty who may be interested in becoming part of the academic affairs diversity leadership initiative. This exposure workshop will help participants determine whether they are willing to commit to becoming campus trainers on diversity issues. The NCBI partnership is a central feature of the provost's diversity-building efforts. Details will be sent to all faculty members by e-mail and a link will be posted on MyUNIverse. You can also access the invitation letter with details at www.uni.edu/vpaa/. An RSVP is required (www.surveymonkey.com/s/NCBIWorkshopRSVP). Participation is limited to 36 individuals.

 

AN ENTREPRENEUR'S PERSPECTIVE ON TURNING DREAMS INTO REALITIES:

Carrie Beenken, owner of The Changing Season in Waverly, and her husband Dan (of MyEntre.net's staff) will share their first-hand experience on starting a small business with a free, interactive webinar at noon, Thursday, Aug. 12, at www.myentre.net.

 

REGISTER NOW FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM:

UNI's Executive Development Center is now accepting registrations for the 2010 Professional Development Certificate program. The program consists of 10 full-day sessions, beginning Aug. 26 and ending Dec. 9. A complete class list and descriptions are available at www.bcs.uni.edu/execdev. The enrollment deadline is Aug. 13. Class size is limited to 20 participants. Four hours of graduate or undergraduate credit is available upon completion of the program. UNI Alumni Association members or employees receive a 10-percent discount. Tuition is $2,835, and includes all materials, meals, refreshments and parking. If a department at UNI enrolls one person at regular price, a second person from that same department can enroll for half price. To enroll, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 3-5851 or execdev@uni.edu, or visit www.bcs.uni.edu/execdev.

 

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

Merit vacancies are available for viewing at 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 www.uni.edu/resources/employment/

 
 

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