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Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010
JACOBSON PLEDGES $11 MILLION TO CREATE LITERACY CENTER AT UNI:
Des Moines businessman Richard O. Jacobson has pledged $11 million to create the Richard O. Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy at UNI, pending approval by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. This is the largest gift the Richard O. Jacobson Foundation has made, and the largest gift ever to UNI. See the full news release at www.uni.edu/newsroom/stories/richard-o-jacobson-pledges-11-million-to-create-literacy-center-at-uni
FOUNDATIONS OF EXCELLENCE TRANSFER FOCUS SURVEY:
Following the success of the first-year study, UNI has decided to engage in the Foundations of Excellence (FoE) Transfer Focus self study as transfer students comprise more than one-third of UNI's student body. Faculty and staff are encouraged to share their opinions about how well UNI implements an effective transfer program, both in and out of the classroom. These anonymous responses will be an important source of information for the FoE Task Force during the 2010-2011 academic year. The survey is at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/surveys/takeSurvey.cgi. Questions may be addressed to Kerri Clopton, educational psychology and foundations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Christie Kangas, admissions, at email@example.com.
CALL FOR NEH SUMMER STIPEND REVIEWERS:
The Office of Sponsored Programs is seeking faculty from the humanities fields to review and nominate UNI proposals for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Program. The review work will be conducted Sept. 15 through Sept. 22. Contact Hillery Oberle at 3-3961, or Hillery.firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in serving as a reviewer.
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.
UPDATING THE 2010-2011 CAMPUS PHONE BOOK: OFFICE INFO ONLY:
To make changes in the following sections of the new phone book, A) Office Directory, pages 5-12; B) Campus Governance Group, page 12; C) UNI fax numbers, pages 13-14; and D) Departmental websites, pages 15-16, visit http://www.uni.edu/ur/phonebook/. The deadline for these changes is Friday, Sept. 3. If you have questions, contact Janis Jehle at 3-2761 or email@example.com.
CALL FOR PRESENTERS/EXHIBIT HALL:
Attention faculty and graduate students. The Cedar Valley Sustainability & Environmental Educators are bringing a new event to the UNI campus Thursday, May 26, that will offer a day of education to 1,300 ninth grade students from Cedar Falls and Waterloo. Presenters and displays are needed for the exhibit hall. Submissions are due Friday, Sept. 10. For more information, visit http://www.rrttc.com/images//call%20for%20presenters.pdf.
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.
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.
EXTERNAL FUNDING CONFERENCE:
The Office of Sponsored Programs will present several virtual sessions from the Grants Resource Center's 2010 External Funding Conference, Monday, Aug. 23 through Wednesday, Aug. 25. UNI faculty and staff are invited to attend any or all of the sessions, which will be presented in OSP (213 East Bartlett Hall) unless otherwise noted. The session descriptions and schedule are at www.uni.edu/osp/grc-fall-conference-2010
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/
TIAA CREF COUNSELING:
A TIAA CREF representative will be on campus conducting one-on-one counseling sessions Aug. 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.
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.
GRADUATE STUDENTS' INFORMATIONAL MEETING:
A Graduate Students' Informational Meeting (formerly New Graduate Student Orientation) will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. New graduate students are invited to attend and returning graduate students and faculty are welcome. Shoshanna Coon's presentation "Who Wants to Graduate?" will review academic policies and procedures. The program also includes "Learning Firsthand," a graduate student panel, Connecting to Campus and Community Resources Fair. Door prizes will be given and refreshments will be available.
UNI VS. ISU FOOTBALL GAME ALUMNI TAILGATE AND PANTHER FAN RALLY:
Cheer on the Panthers from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25 at the UNI vs. Iowa State football game alumni tailgate and Panther fan rally in Ames. The tent will be located on the south side of Jack Trice Stadium. There will be free hot dogs, chips and pop for the first 150 Panther fans beginning at 3 p.m. The UNI Pep Band, Spirit Squad and TC will join the fan rally at 4 p.m.. Game time is 6 p.m.
ST. STEPHEN CATHOLIC STUDENT CENTER WELCOME BACK ACTIVITIES:
St. Stephen Catholic Student Center is hosting activities to celebrate the start of the 2010-2011 academic year.
Mass will be at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 22. Following the 10:30 a.m. Mass will be the annual 'Welcome Back' picnic. Enjoy hamburgers or hotdogs with side dishes and desserts. Monday, Aug. 23, free popcorn outside the Student Center during the day plus Mass at 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Aug. 24, free walking tacos from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., outside the Student Center plus prayer at 9 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 25, volleyball games at 7 p.m. followed by Prime Time & Social at 9 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 26, free popcorn outside the Student Center; and Friday, Aug. 27, Mass at 8 a.m. Students, faculty and staff are all welcome. For more information, call 266-9863.
ALUMNI ART EXHIBITION:
An invitational art exhibition, "Never Chaste," will be presented Aug. 23 through Sept. 19. This is the first in a yearlong series of events featuring UNI Department of Art alumni titled "Time is Ripe." Exhibition participants include Jensen Barnes (B.F.A. '03); Thaddeus Erdahl (B.A. and B.F.A. '04); Gerard Huber (B.A. '71); Gary Kelley (B.A. '68); Ken Rowe (B.F.A. '92); and Libby Rowe (B.F.A. '93). The following lectures will be presented at 7 p.m., in the Kamerick Art Building auditorium: Barnes, Tuesday, Aug. 24; Huber, Wednesday, Aug. 25; and Kelley, Wednesday, Sept. 15. Sponsored in part by the Florence Hartwig Foundation and the UNI Alumni Association.
Pianist Sean Botkin, UNI School of Music, will present an all-Rachmaninoff recital with guest artists and members of the Maia Quartet, including Tricia Park, violin, and Hannah Holman, cello. The concert will be held at 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 30, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, and will feature a selection of Rachmaninoff Preludes from Op. 23 and Op. 32 and Trio Elégiaque, Op. 9 for violin, cello and piano. This event is free and open to the public.
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.
MUSIC EDUCATION WORKSHOP:
Michelle Swanson, School of Music, will coordinate a music-education workshop at 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 28, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.
UNDOING RACISM WORKSHOP:
Applications are ready for the Undoing Racism Workshop to be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 22 and 23, and from 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, Sept. 24. For applications and information on this Strategic Diversity Initiative, visit www.uni.edu/cme/2010-sept-undoing-racism. Make sure you can attend the entire time.
SPECIAL OFFER TO UNI EMPLOYEES FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
UNI's Executive Development Center is making a special offer to UNI employees. Enroll in the Executive Development Center's Professional Development Certificate program for half price - only $1575.00. This offer is only good through Tuesday, Aug. 24. Classes begin Aug. 26 and end Dec. 9. Each session is held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in BCS 30.There are 10 classes in the certificate program, with one class conducted approximately every other week. A complete class list and descriptions are available at www.bcs.uni.edu/execdev. For more information or to register, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 3-5851 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 registered nurse and budget coordinator. 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/
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.
by University Relations