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Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010
NEW ASSSOCIATE PROVOST & DEAN OF GRADUATE COLLEGE NAMED:
UNI Executive Vice President and Provost Gloria Gibson named Michael J. Licari associate provost for academic affairs and dean of the Graduate College. Licari will officially take over the new role on Monday, Aug. 16. The position is a five-year renewable term. Licari has been head of the UNI Department of Political Science. For more information about this appointment, visit www.uni.edu/vpaa.
SCHOOL OF APPLIED HUMAN SCIENCES ANNOUNCED:
The Department of Design, Textiles, Gerontology and Family Studies, along with the Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling programs that were formerly in the College of Education, now constitute the School of Applied Human Sciences in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. This newly named unit was approved during the August meeting of the Iowa Board of Regents. For more information, contact Howard Barnes, director of the School of Applied Human Sciences, at 3-2555.
INTERIM HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE APPOINTED:
Donna Hoffman, associate professor of political science, has been appointed interim head of the Department of Political Science. Hoffman replaces Michael Licari who has been appointed associate provost for academic affairs and graduate dean.
LOOKING FOR PROCTORS:
The Academic Learning Center is looking for UNI employees or retirees interested in proctoring paper/pencil tests on Saturdays. Experience working with students is a plus. Individuals must be strong communicators, dependable and detail-oriented. If interested, contact Michelle Galanits at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPEAKERS BUREAU SPEAKERS WANTED:
UNI's Speakers Bureau program is currently seeking UNI faculty and staff speakers. The Speakers Bureau is a resource for community organizations, businesses and industries looking for speakers at meetings, summits, conferences and more. If you are interested in speaking to the community about important topics, request to become a speaker at www.uni.edu/speakers/speaker-submission-form.
UNI's Lifelong University Program, geared toward the lifelong learner, offers non-credit courses taught by UNI faculty and staff. The fall 2010 program will feature five non-credit courses: "Beethoven's Piano Music," "The Film Version of 'The Laramie Project:' Why, Who, What and How," "Religious Doubt and the Western Secular Tradition," "Forensic Science: Psychological Perspectives" and "Lies and Lying in Personal and Public Life." For more information about the Lifelong University courses and to register, visit www.uni.edu/llu or call University Events Coordination at 3-5141.
ADDITIONAL FACULTY MENTORS NEEDED:
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.
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 for the first week of classes. Submit reserve lists online at www.uni.edu/library/reserverequest/.
FREE PRINTER CARTRIDGES, PRINT HEADS AND RICOH FT TONER:
ITS Educational Technology is offering the following printer cartridges free to any university department: HP 10 Cyan C4841A (2); Magenta C4802A (1); Yellow C4842A (1) and Magenta C4843A and Yellow C4803A for use with HP Professional Series 2000C, 2500C. Also offered are four cartridges RICOH FT Toner type 410-black for RICOH FT 4415, FT4418 and FT4421. If interested, call Rosemary Jordan at 3-7133.
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.
FALL UNIVERSITY OFFICE HOURS:
Beginning Monday, Aug. 16, regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for university offices resume. Supervisors with staff who do not have e-mail access should inform them of regular business hours.
SIS OVERVIEW SESSIONS:
The first few phases of our new Student Information System (SIS) have rolled out. To keep you informed and prepare you for upcoming training, we would like to invite you to attend an overview of the new SIS.
Due to limited space, please register for a session at www.uni.edu/sis.
INTERNAL DEADLINE - NEH SUMMER STIPENDS:
National Endowment for the Humanities' Summer Stipends are $6,000 awards to individual scholars for two consecutive months of research and writing. UNI may nominate two full-time faculty to apply to this NEH program. The UNI deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15. To apply for a nomination, visit
eLEARNING WORKSHOPS FOR FACULTY:
Starting Monday, Aug. 16, ITS-Educational Technology will offer four workshops that will show you how to build a course in eLearning. These workshops are for faculty members who are using the current version of eLearning or for those who have never used eLearning before. UNI eLearning allows faculty to create online courseware as a supplement to an existing face-to-face course, or create a course that is completely online. For dates and times, visit www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c-summer10.shtml. To register, visit
SAVE THE DATE - CAMPUS CONNEXUS:
Save the date, from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30, for Campus Connexus 2010, a networking event to build meaningful connections across campus. Campus Connexus registration information will be available in mid-August.
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.
RSVP for FALL FACULTY WORKSHOP:
RSVP for the Fall Faculty Workshop on Thursday, Aug. 19. Workshop details, which will focus on revitalization of the Liberal Arts Core (LAC), are contained in the letter from Provost Gibson sent to all faculty electronically on August 6. To register, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/FallFacultyWorkshop-RSVP.
TIAA CREF COUNSELING:
A TIAA CREF representative will be on campus conducting one-on-one counseling sessions Aug. 10, 17, 18, 24 and Sept. 15, 16, 22, 28 and 29. The TIAA CREF representative can help answer questions such as "Is my investment mix appropriate?", "Am I saving enough to maintain my lifestyle in retirement?" and "How do I use my funds for income in retirement?" To sign up for these complimentary meetings, visit www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call (toll free) 866-842-2977.
GBPAC SHOW TICKETS ON SALE:
Tickets are on sale now for all of the 2010-2011 shows coming to the GBPAC. For more information, visit any UNItix location or www.gbpac.org.
NCBI DIVERSITY WORKSHOP:
Registration is now full for the NCBI Diversity Workshop on August 20.
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:
by University Relations