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Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010
NEW ASSOCIATE DEANS NAMED FOR CHFA & CNS:
Kavita Dhanwada, biology, and John Fritch, communication studies, were named associate deans of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the College of Natural Sciences, effective July 1. Both are serving as associate deans for both colleges in the coming year and as the associate deans of the merged college beginning in July 2011.
FALL GRADUATE ASSISTANTS:
Reminder: graduate assistants are not to begin work for the assistantship until the fall PAF has processed through all offices. Approvers will receive a MEMFIS notification when processing is complete.
PARKING DIVISION TO MOVE OUT FOR MOVE IN:
The Parking Division will move out of its office Thursday, Aug. 19 through Monday, Aug. 23. Parking staff will sell permits exclusively in GIL 9. Staff will not be available during this time to take phone calls or process requests for visitor permits. Parking staff will return to the regular Gilchrist office on Tuesday, Aug. 24.
NCBI DIVERSITY WORKSHOP:
The NCBI Diversity Workshop scheduled for Friday, Aug. 20 is now full.
OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR DEBUTS NEW WEBSITE:
The Office of the Registrar has updated the look, feel and functionality of its website. Some new features include a Classroom Reservation WebForm, an Ad Hoc Report Request WebForm and a Class List Verification WebForm. Visit www.uni.edu/registrar.
STRAYER-WOOD THEATRE SEEKING DEAF OR HARD-OF-HEARING ACTOR:
The Strayer-Wood Theatre is holding auditions at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 and 23 for the fall production of "Mother Hicks" by Suzan Zeder. A deaf or hard-of-hearing male, age 15 through 21 is needed. The actor must be available for evening rehearsals beginning mid-October and performances on Dec. 2-6. To schedule an audition, contact Gretta Berghammer at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Traci Gaydos at email@example.com.
NEW ASSOCIATE 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.
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.
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.
LUNCH AND LEARN: 'USING CLICKERS':
Turning Technologies is sponsoring two informational sessions at 10 a.m. and noon, Friday, Aug. 20, in ITTC 138, on the use of "clickers" in the classroom. Melinda Micheletto, assistant professor from Saint Michael's College, will discuss the effective use of "clickers" in promoting several technologically based pedagogies. More information is available at www.uni.edu/its/et/
FREE IPERS COUNSELING AVAILABLE:
An IPERS representative will be on campus conducting one-on-one counseling sessions on Wednesday, Aug. 18. To register for the complimentary meetings, call Kevin Wendt at 800-622-3849.
FALL FACULTY WORKSHOP:
The Fall Faculty Workshop will be held at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 19, in the Slife Ballroom. The workshop will focus on the revitalization of the Liberal Arts Core (LAC). You will have ample opportunity to learn
about new LAC models and to have input into the committee's work. A complete schedule with details is available at www.uni.edu/vpaa/documents/FallFacWrkshpInvite.pdf.
BASH WITH BEN:
Mark your calendars now for Bash with Ben from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, on the Maucker Union North Plaza. Rain location is Maucker Union Coffeehouse.
THINKING ABOUT AN LLC?:
A free, interactive webinar on the changes coming to LLC filing in Iowa will take place at noon, Thursday, Aug. 26, at MyEntre.net. LLCs have become an incredibly popular way to organize a small business and much time and effort has been spent on the pros and cons of LLCs versus other types of business formation. Joseph Leo, an attorney with Brown Winnick in Des Moines, will get you prepared for the changes in store for LLCs in 2011.
MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP ON EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE:
UNI's Executive Development Center will host a management workshop "Emotional Intelligence: Another Dimension to Intelligence" from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 19, in BCS. The registration deadline is Thursday, Aug. 12. Emotional intelligence principles provide a new way to understand and assess people’s behaviors, management styles, attitudes, inter-personal skills and potential. UNI employees receive a 10-percent discount. Cost for the workshop is $247.50 for UNI employees. UNI departments also have the option to purchase a consortium membership which entitles the business five seats to any of the remaining 2010 management training workshops for $1,175. After the five seats are used, additional seats can be purchased at a discounted rate of $220 per person.
Merit vacancies are available for viewing at www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp.
P & S VACANCIES:
Vacancies at the P&S level include membership & communications coordinator, recruiter/advisor, piano maintenance technician & coordinator, Information Technology specialist, assistant systems administrator, dining unit manager, assistant director of Admissions/multicultural recruitment, program associate/American Councils for International Education, project coordinator/Teacher Quality Partnership and director Small Business Development Center. To view the complete job description, visit 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 www.uni.edu/resources/employment/
REGISTER FOR FALL FITNESS CLASSES:
Registration for fitness classes at the WRC is now open. A new fitness class, Water Boot Camp, will include running, jumping, core and strength training. Athletic swimsuit and towel are required. Other classes include Fitx5, Cardio Mix, Step-Kick-Spin, Total Body Conditioning, Spin-Yoga Fusion, Kickboxing, Boot Camp, Spinnercise, Hip-Hop, Zumba, Ballroom Dance, Hydro-Fit, Sculpt and Tone, Circuit Weights, Women on Weights, Abs, Pilates, Yoga and more. Register online, http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/ or at the main office, WRC 101.
Schedule a massage appointment with Licensed Massage Therapist, Julie Conley: 45-minute massage for $35;
60-minute massage for $45; and 90-minute massage for $65. Gift certificates are available. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 to schedule an appointment today.
REGISTER FOR WELLNESS/RECREATION CENTER AND HEALTH BEAT:
Renewal and new registrations for the Wellness/Recreation Center, Health Beat and for towel service are now being accepted. Individual cost is $182 for the year. Registration can be made online at www.uni.edu/wellrec, through MyUNIverse or in the Wellness and Recreation Services office, WRC 101.
by University Relations