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Thursday, Apr 12, 2012

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NEWS

PRESIDENT ALLEN'S LETTER TO NEW STUDENTSNEW

President Allen sent a welcome letter to all new admitted students for fall 2012. Read the letter online.

UNIVERSITY FINANCES NEW

As part of UNI's ongoing efforts to clarify information about the institution's budget, the university continues to educate the campus and the public about a variety of university budget topics. The latest on net assets is available online.

ANNUAL GRADUATE FACULTY MEETINGNEW

The Annual Graduate Faculty meeting will be held at 3:15 p.m., Friday, April 20, in 002 SAB. During the meeting, awards will be presented to graduate students and graduate faculty. Additionally, there will be a panel discussion featuring selected representatives from a few of UNI's many high quality graduate programs. A reception in the Sabin Atrium will immediately follow the meeting.

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, ARTS & SCIENCES - DID YOU KNOW?NEW

More than 40 percent of the classes taught at UNI are in the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, and nearly one third of all degrees granted at UNI are to students who major in programs offered by the college.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

Eric O'Brien, sustainability, was quoted in Buildings Magazine. Chris Larimer, political science, was quoted in the Quad-City Times

CREATIVE CONTROVERSY WORKSHOP POSTPONEDNEW

The faculty development session planned for Friday, April 13 has been postponed. The new date for "Creative Controversy: A Classroom Strategy for Critical Thinking, Collaborative Learning and Small Group Discussion" will be announced at a later time. Email Susan Hill if you would like to participate in this workshop in the future.

2012-13 REACHING FOR HIGHER GROUND MEETINGS

Group meetings to learn more about the 2012-13 "Reaching for Higher Ground: Searching for the American Dream" will be held at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12 and at noon, Friday April 13, in the lobby, GBPAC. For more information, send an email.

NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2012 REGENTS STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARDS DUE APRIL 20

Regents Staff Excellence Awards are presented annually to P&S employees from Regents institutions who have made outstanding professional contributions during their careers. Any Regent employee may nominate a deserving P&S employee for this award. Winners will be announced at the P&S Council's Meet the President event in the fall. A new award has been added for Annual-Appointment P&S employees (eligible even years). Review the guidelines and submit a nomination online.

UNI CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY UPDATE

Under the sponsorship of the President's Sustainability Council, the annual University Sustainability Update will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, in the Ballroom, MAU. The event will highlight a number of success stories from campus and feature Father Robert “Bud” Grant from St. Ambrose University as a guest speaker. Grant will discuss social justice and environmental ethics. For more information, visit the website.

5TH ANNUAL HONORS WEEK

UNI's 5th Annual Honors Week is April 9 through 15. The week is a celebration of academic excellence and a recognition of the contributions of campus honorary societies and organizations.  View a full schedule of the week's events and a listing of participating organizations online.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: ENGAGING MILLENNIAL STUDENTSNEW

This session,"Engaging Millennial Students" from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, at the CME, addresses the characteristics of millennial students and focuses on how best to engage them in the classroom. Facilitators are April Chatham-Carpenter, Susan Hill and Chad Heinzel. Bring your lunch; refreshments will be provided. Find more information online.

WOMEN AND MONEY EDUCATIONAL SEMINARNEW

The seminar "Exploring the Generational Evolution of Financial Independence" will be presented by Cheryl Red, wealth management investment specialist with TIAA CREF from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, 009 GIL. Find more information online.

IAF SUMMER APPLICATIONS NEW

Intercollegiate Academic Fund applications for summer travel, research or creative activity are due May 3. Travel funds are available for students presenting, performing or competing at conferences and academic events. Funds are also available to cover student research or creative activity expenses for the summer. Find more information online.

FULBRIGHT OPPORTUNITIES IN EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFICNEW

A webinar on Fulbright Opportunities in East Asia and the Pacific will take place from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 18. This webinar will cover the large number of awards in the 2013-2014 competition available across East Asia for scholars, professionals and administrators. Opportunities exist for teaching, conducting research or combining both. Register online. For assistance or questions, call the Office of International Programs at 273-6807.

FULBRIGHT OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENRICHMENTNEW

A webinar on "Opportunities for Enrichment" will take place from 1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 17. The U.S. Fulbright Scholar program offers several opportunities in the Francophone world. This webinar will cover current opportunities for organizations to receive grants to provide enrichment programming in a variety of locations for Fulbright Visiting Scholars in 2012-2013. Register online. For assistance or questions, call the Office of International Programs at 273-6807.

FREE BIKE TUNE-UPSNEW

In conjunction with the UNI Earth Day Celebration, the WRC and Europa Cycle and Ski are sponsoring the annual free bike tune-ups for UNI students, faculty and staff, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, north of Maucker Union.

'WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES'NEW

There is an old saying: "You can't really understand another person's experiences until you've walked a mile in their shoes." Join Greek Life at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19, at the Alumni House (next to 23rd Street across from University Book & Supply) to commemorate the experiences of women all over the world. For more information, email Jake Schulte.

KAPPA DELTA PI T-SHIRT SALENEW

Many shirts, scrubs and other items and designs will be on sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, April 17 and 18, in the lobby, SEC. Proceeds will benefit UNI Kappa Delta Pi educational and service projects.

RELAY FOR LIFE

Did you know that one in two men and one in three women will get cancer at some point in their lifetime? Join the campus community for a night of cancer fighting at the 10th annual Relay For Life of UNI sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Relay will start at 6 p.m., Friday, April 13, in the McLeod Center and will conclude the following morning at 6 a.m. There will be a photobooth, live bands, multiple performances by student groups, a root beer pong tournament, a BWW blazin' wing challenge and more. Register online or simply donate if you are unable to attend. Come celebrate survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease. For more information, email Emily Droessler.

SAE BLOOD DRIVE

Sigma Alpha Epsilon will host a blood drive with the American Red Cross from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, in the Commons Ballroom. Sign up tables will be available in front of Chats, MAU, on April 12 and 16. You may also call 1-800-Red-Cross to schedule an appointment. Donate and save three lives.

MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE SHOW AND WORKSHOP

The Middle Eastern Dance Club will host performances of a variety of styles of Middle Eastern and Turkish dance (e.g., belly dance) at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, April 14, in the CME. Sonya, an award winning dancer from Chicago, is the featured performer and will teach a veil choreography workshop earlier in the day. For more information, send an email

TIME MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

UNI faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a Time Management Workshop presented by David C. Towle, UNI Counseling Center. The workshop will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Friday, April 13, in 012 at UNI-CUE, in Waterloo.

HELP CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK AND WIN A NOOK

April 8 through 14 is National Library Week. To help celebrate, enter Rod Library's trivia contest on the Rod Library Facebook page. The person who answers the most questions correctly will win a Nook. (Library employees, including Library student assistants, can't enter).

'GO TEAL' DAY

Wear teal ribbons to show support for Sexual Assault Awareness Month on Friday, April 13.  Encourage friends, family, coworkers, professors and others to participate. For information on how to get ribbons, email Mark Rowe, violence intervention services, or call 273-3423.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NEGRO MUSICIANS, INC., MIDWEST CONFERENCE

The National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc., Midwest Conference will be held Friday, April 13, in the Great Hall, GBPAC hosted by The George Walker Society of Music. Featured events include: 1 to 3 p.m., a lecture "Blazing a Musical Trail on Pennsylvania Avenue: African American Opera and Concert Singers at the White House," by Maurice B. Wheeler, University of North Texas; 3 to 5 p.m. , string scholarship competition; 5 to 6 p.m., conversations with Simon Estes, world-renowned opera star and Iowa native; and 7:30 to 9 p.m., a Young Artist's Concert featuring UNI School of Music students. The conference fee is $25. To register for the conference, call 273-2797. Events are open to the public.

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR RICHARD AND CAROL COLBURN

The Departments of Art and Theatre will host a joint retirement reception for Richard and Carol Colburn, from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, April 13, in the Georgian Lounge, COM. Please stop by to wish them well as they retire from UNI.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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

EMPLOYMENT

The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found on the UNI Employment website. Referrals are encouraged.

WELLNESS & RECREATION

Fitness classes, intramural sports, outdoor recreation opportunities.