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Monday, Nov 12, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICYNEW

The Equal Opportunity Policy has been revised.  www.uni.edu/policies/1303 Changes reflect the requirement that the university designate a Title IX officer to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and coordinate the response to related matters. In addition, it's required that the name of the Title IX officer and corresponding information be included in all major publications. For more information, contact Leah Gutknechtleah.gutknecht@uni.edu

MILITARY AND VETERAN STUDENT SERVICES CENTERNEW

UNI's Military and Veteran Student Services Center will temporarily be located in 102 East Bartlett. For more information about services provided to military and veteran students, visit the new Military and Veteran Student Services website.  http://www.uni.edu/military/

EBUSINESS OUTAGE - NOV. 16 THROUGH NOV. 19NEW

The eBusiness system will not be available starting at 5 p.m., Friday, Nov.16. It will be available at 7 a.m., Monday, Nov. 19. This outage includes eBusiness self service and time cards. For more information, visit the ITS website. http://www.uni.edu/its/alerts/maintenance/2012-11-16/ebusiness-outage

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE CHANGE DUE TO HOLIDAYNEW

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the deadline for the Nov. 26 MyUNIverse News is noon, Nov. 20. There will not be a UNI Online Nov. 22.

EARLY PROCESSING OF STUDENT BIWEEKLY TIME CARDS FOR NOVEMBER NEW

Nov. 17 is the cutoff date for the Nov. 28 biweekly payday. Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, time cards will be processed early and must be approved by 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 20 to be included in the Nov. 28 paycheck.

LIBRARY HOURS DURING THANKSGIVING BREAKNEW

Library hours during Thanksgiving break are posted online. http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#thanks Youth books checked out anytime on Saturday, Nov. 10 are due Monday, Nov. 26. Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to closing time, at which time service desks close and the doors are locked. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

SUE FOLLON SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIPNEW

Applications are now being accepted for the Sue Follon Scholarship for Women in Leadership. This is a $4,000 one-year award. Applications and minimum requirements are available at the Common Scholarship Application website. http://www.uni.edu/finaid/ Deadline is Jan. 15.

STUDY ABROAD INFO SESSIONS AND OPEN HOUSENEW

An open house and several information sessions will be held this week on study abroad opportunities for spring break and summer 2013. Opportunities include biology and psychology research in Taiwan, teaching English in China and spring break in Tanzania. Visit the study abroad website for details. http://www.uni.edu/studyabroad

UNI EXPANDS CONFIDENTIAL REPORTING SERVICENEW

UNI has expanded its confidential reporting service. In addition to financial issues, individuals may also report concerns regarding data and information, research, risk/safety and other issues that may not easily fall into one of the categories listed. The university uses EthicsPoint to provide for the anonymous and confidential reporting of activities that may involve criminal, unethical or inappropriate behavior that violates the law or policies of the university or Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Individuals may file a report on the EthicsPoint website https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/media/en/gui/10957/index.html or by calling EthicsPoint toll free at 866-ETHICSP (866-384-4277). Questions may be directed to Tim McKenna, university counsel.

JAMES LEACH PRESENTATION AVAILABLE ONLINENEW

If you missed James Leach's presentation, "Civility in 2012 and Beyond," it's available online at the Reaching For Higher Ground website. http://www.uni.edu/higherground/ Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, visited UNI on Oct. 26 as part of the Reaching for Higher Ground series.

PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCENEW

In 2010 there were 480 enrolled international students studying at UNI. Many international students feel invisible because few people outside of this experience understand how it feels. International students who have made friends with students from the host culture have reported greater academic and better adjustment overall. Master of social work students will host a discussion of what it means to be an international student at UNI from noon to 2 p.m., Nov. 13, in the Oak Room, MAU.

2012 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK (NOV 12-16)NEW

International Education Week (IEW), Nov. 12 through 16, is a week-long celebration of the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. The week's events allow UNI students, faculty and staff to experience other culture's music, movies, food, traditions, sports and more. There will be an IEW kick-off event at noon, Monday, Nov. 12, in the Ballroom, MAU. There will be a drawing for a $100 scholarship for an American student and a $100 scholarship for an international student who attend the kickoff. A complete schedule of events is online.  http://www.uni.edu/internationalprograms/.

VIOLENT INCIDENT DEFENSE STRATEGIES (V.I.D.S.)

UNI Police will host V.I.D.S. training sessions starting Nov. 1, in the State College Room, MAU. V.I.D.S. training is designed to help individuals increase their decision-making ability and chances of surviving an active-shooter or violent incident. All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend. Register for training online. http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/pubsaf/vids.shtml Contact Lt. Joe Tyler joseph.tyler@uni.edu or Officer Chad Walderbach chad.walderbach@uni.edu for additional information.

EXPECT HEAVY TRAFFIC FOR IHSAA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

There will be heavy traffic around the UNI-Dome on game days of the Iowa High School Athletic Association football playoffs. The dates most affected are Nov. 8 through 10 and Nov. 15 and 16. Game schedules are posted online. http://www.iahsaa.org/football/index.html

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

For upcoming lectures, conferences, performing arts or athletic events, please visit the UNI Calendar of Events.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

Fitness classes, intramural sports, outdoor recreation opportunities.

REGISTRAR

Academic information and deadlines.

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT CENTER

Student Involvement Center - Information about student organizations, events and service opportunities.