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Thursday, Apr 19, 2012

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NEWS

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSNEW

Many prospective students and current students have asked questions about academic program cuts. To continue to present and clarify factual information, UNI has posted some FAQs about academic program closings and future course offerings online.

UNI CDC TO RELOCATE IN THE FALLNEW

The university will continue to have a Child Development Center (CDC) on campus. The CDC will relocate this fall to Hillside Court. Renovations will begin immediately and the CDC is expected to be fully operational at its new location by fall semester. The CDC will continue to operate at MPLS as needed this summer. The Hillside Court location offers many benefits including an excellent playground, direct access from classrooms for ease of moving the children and close parking. UNI early childhood education majors will continue to gain valuable learning experiences at the CDC. For more information, call the CDC co-directors, Aimee Klostermann and Tera Weber, at 273-3946.

UNI NAMED TO PRINCETON REVIEW'S LIST OF 322 GREEN COLLEGESNEW

UNI's commitment to sustainability has been recognized in the Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges. Noted among UNI's achievements in this area are: the green roof at the McLeod Plaza, 23 campus buildings undergoing energy-related retrofits and the statewide impact of the CEEE. 

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

A 12-kilowatt wind-solar hybrid power station, built next to the Industrial Technology Center, brings together two sustainable sources of energy that will reduce carbon emissions and provide a renewable energy teaching and research facility.

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR DAVE ZARIFISNEW

A retirement reception will be held to honor Dave Zarifis, director of Public Safety, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 27, in 007 and 009 GIL. There will be a short program at 3:30 p.m. Come wish Dave well in his retirement. For more information, call 273-2382.

INTERIM DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETYNEW

Milissa Wright has been named the interim director of public safety. She replaces Dave Zarifis, who will retire on April 30. Wright’s appointment is effective May 1.

DEAN OF STUDENTS SEARCH

The campus community is invited to attend open forums to meet the candidates applying for the dean of students position. The candidates' forums are scheduled as follows: Melissa A. Payne, student assistance & outreach coordinator, UNI, April 18; Leslie K. Williams, director of student conduct & commuter affairs, University of Rhode Island, April 25; Laura A. Bayless, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, St. Mary's College of Maryland, April 27; and Lyn W. Redington, interim dean of students & director of residence life, UNI, May 1. All forums are at 11 a.m., in 009 GIL.  A summary of each candidate's vita will be posted the week of their scheduled interview.

SHARE SUGGESTIONS FOR THE 2012-13 REACHING FOR HIGHER GROUND PROJECT

If you have a suggestion about speakers, events or other programming that could be incorporated into the 2012-13 Reaching for Higher Ground: The Search for the American Dream project, send an email. If you would like to be added to the Reaching for Higher Ground mailing list to stay informed about the project, please also send an email indicating so.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

APPLYING FOR FULBRIGHT NEW

A webinar on Applying for Fulbright will take place from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 25. Each part of the application will be looked at with an eye to the preparation of a successful proposal. Register online. For assistance or questions, call the Office of International Programs at 273-6807.

AUTISM SPECTRUMNEW

The GBPAC is partnering with the Tectonic Theatre Project (Laramie Project) in co-commissioning a new theatrical work, "Square Peg Round Hole." Actors will visit the Cedar Valley three times within the next 10 months to conduct research with those who work and/or live on the Autism Spectrum. Their first visit is April 23 through 27. They are interested in interviewing individuals in multiple areas: teaching, special education, biology, genetics, neuroscience, research…the possibilities are endless. For more information, email Amy Hunzelman.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY--MAY 10NEW

The Recycling & Reuse Technology Transfer Centter (RRTTC) will host "Green: What does it Mean?" May 10, on the UNI campus. More than 800 ninth grade students from the Cedar Valley will learn how to participate in a sustainable community. Volunteers are needed to be class guides, presentation helpers and lunch helpers. Numerous time slots are available. If interested in volunteering, register online.

VOTESTOCK 2012NEW

The UNI Political Science Society will host a voter registration event featuring live music from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 20, MAU. Free entry by registering to vote. Everyone is welcome; bring your friends, register to vote and be ready to dance.

SUMMER COURSE RESERVE LISTS

Faculty wanting to place items on reserve for the 2012 summer session should submit their list to the Rod Library Reserve Desk by April 23. Any requests received after this date cannot be guaranteed to be available for the first week of classes. Reserve lists can be submitted online.

RESERVE RESINSTATEMENT LISTS

Faculty who wish to keep their same items on reserve for the 2012 summer semester from spring 2012 should submit their reinstatement request to the Rod Library Reserve Desk by May 1. Requests can be submitted online.

UNI COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL TO OFFER CAMP MUSICMANIA 2012

The UNI Community Music School's summer Camp Musicmania, will be offered June 11 through 15, for ages K through 9th grades (fall 2012). Camp Musicmania is a multifaceted music and arts camp whose primary purpose is to provide fun and innovative activities that will engage campers in exploring singing, dancing, drumming, recorders, drama, art and the production of the musical "101 Dalmatians!" Instructors include UNI faculty and area music educators. Limited scholarships are available. Registration deadline is June 1. For details on class times and fees, see the registration form. Camp Musicmania flier/registration form may be downloaded online. For more information contact Cindi Mason at 273-2142. 

IAF SUMMER APPLICATIONS

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.

WOMEN AND MONEY EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR

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.

UNI FUN NIGHT - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Multicultural Teaching Alliance (MTA) will host UNI Fun Night from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 20, at the WRC. MTA hosts this annual event for the Big Brothers Big Sisters' children who are on the waiting list for a mentor. Volunteers are needed to assist in playing games and activities with the children. If interested, use this link to sign up. (Note: Volunteering for this event does not require enrollment as a Big Brother or Big Sister.) UNI faculty and students with children are welcome to enjoy the fun too. For more information, send an email.

SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIROR PANEL AND 'TAKE BACK THE NIGHT' MARCH

Brave sexual assault survivors will share their personal stories at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, in 115 SRL. The hope is to educate others on the dynamics and very real issues surrounding sexual assault. Following the panel, there will be time to make posters for those who wish to participate in "Take Back the Night," a march and rally at the Campanile. To participate, meet at 7:30 p.m., in 115 SRL.

UNI TAE KWON-DO CLUB PROMOTIONAL TESTING AND BLACK BELT DEMO

The UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club will hold its 255th promotional testing and black belt demonstration. This event is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 21, in 176 WRC. During testing and demonstration you will see forms, self-defense, sparring and board breaking. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and meet some of the certified instructors before or after testing. 

DINING SPECIALS

EAT LOCAL AT THE PIAZZA

Come to the Piazza from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19, for a meal that has many locally purchased items. Featured purchased products are from the Gilbertville Locker, Daley's Shamrock Acres, Hilcrest Farms, Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy, Anything But Green Gardens, Rolling Hills Farms and more.

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.