The first fall 2011 u-bill will be issued on Monday, Aug. 1, and will be due Saturday, Aug. 20. To take advantage of tuition payment plans, students must complete an online payment plan agreement, which will be available on MyUNIverse beginning July 1. UNI will no longer automatically enroll students into payment plans, as has been done in the past. Watch www.uni.edu/obo/student_accounts for additional billing updates starting June 1.
Thursday, Apr 21, 2011
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In order to evaluate and improve the pre-award services offered by the Office of Sponsored Programs, OSP invites faculty and staff to participate in a short survey available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OSP_Pre-Award_Survey. Please complete the survey by Thursday, April 28. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes and all responses are anonymous. Questions may be directed to Hillery.Oberle@uni.edu.
Thank you to those faculty and staff who completed the survey "UNI Communications Audit for Faculty and Staff 2011." Unfortunately, due to a technical issue, faculty and staff surveys submitted through a previously published URL were not saved. Faculty and staff can complete the survey by using the following link: https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/surveys/takeSurvey.cgi. Faculty and staff who submitted their surveys by logging in directly to the MyUniverse Voting and Surveys page don't need to resubmit the survey; those surveys are saved, and the option for this survey will no longer be posted on your MyUNIverse page.
Elections for chair of the faculty and chair of the graduate faculty are available online now through 5 p.m., Thursday, April 28.
If you are offering a summer camp, please visit http://www.uni.edu/camps/ and submit your camp information via the link near the bottom of the page. Once your camp information is reviewed, it will appear on the Camps' website. You will then be given access information to edit your camp's page as necessary. This does not replace the main site for your camp, but allows a one-stop location for people to look at the camps UNI has to offer. When UNI's camps are promoted, this is the website that will be referenced.
Volunteers are needed to assist with the Panther Pick Up May 4 through 6. Volunteers are needed to accept donations, to explain the event to passers-by and to encourage students to bring things to the truck rather than discarding in the nearby dumpsters. Volunteer shifts include Wednesday, May 4, 1 to 4 p.m.; Thursday, May 5, 1 to 4 p.m.; and Friday, May 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Towers, East Towers, East Redeker and West 23rd Street. To volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the Mike Posner concert in the West Gym on Thursday, April 21, the north section of the West Gym A lot will be closed beginning Tuesday night, April 19, and will reopen Friday, April 22.
Faculty may be paid for their continuing, nontemporary academic year appointment in 10 or 12 equal installments, beginning with the Aug. 31 or July 30 payroll, respectively. Faculty members who would like to change their salary payments from 10 to 12 months, or vice versa, must complete a Pay Frequency Change Form, available in the Forms Repository at https://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml#P. The completed form must be received in Payroll, mail code 0008, by Monday, May 16. Questions may be directed to Amy Stanbrough in Payroll at email@example.com or 273-7049.
Faculty wanting to place items on reserve for the 2011 summer session should submit their list to the Rod Library Reserve Desk by Monday, April 25. Any requests received after this date cannot be guaranteed to be available for the first week of classes. Reserve lists can be submitted online at http://www.uni.edu/library/reserverequest/.
The online parking-permit application is available for 2011-2012 in MyUNIverse under "Current Announcements," or visit https://java.access.uni.edu/ParkingPermit/faces/portal.jspx. Permits ordered now will be processed in August. The new application form includes the ability to order a regular vehicle permit in addition to a permit for a motorcycle. It also allows for the addition of license plate and vehicle information. Permanent faculty and staff may also submit their names for the Gilchrist G and the MMTC G lottery via this form. Questions may be directed to 273-2710.
Hear the results of UNI's NCAA Certification Self-Study and offer opinions on the draft recommendations for UNI Athletics at the final open meeting: from 4 to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 21, in the University Room, MAU.
Celebrate Earth Day with UNI retail outlets and enter for a chance to win one of two Trek 7100 bicycles and other bicycling gear. Register at the 23rd Street Market, Biscotti's, Prexy's and Essentials.
The Welcome Week Committee is planning events for the opening week of fall semester 2011, which will be posted on the Welcome Week website later this semester. Any UNI registered student organization, college or department hosting an opening-week event may have their events posted on the website. Email Jeremy Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details: name of sponsoring organization or department, name of event, date, time, location and a short description. Events that conflict with Welcome Week "headline" events (scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18; 8 to 11 p.m., Friday, Aug. 19; and and 1 to 4 p.m. and 9 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20) will not be publicized. For more information, email email@example.com.
On June 30, Irene Elbert and Donna Uhlenhopp will complete their three-year terms as representatives for the Supervisory & Confidential (S&C) Council. As a result, there will be two vacancies for supervisory members on the S&C Council. Both appointments will be for a three-year term beginning July 1 and ending June 30, 2014. Self-nomination is appropriate and encouraged. To nominate someone else, get the nominee's permission before submitting his/her name for inclusion on the ballot. Nominations are due to Sheri Bishop by Sunday, May 15, by campus mail (zip 0310) or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A complete listing of S&C employees is at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/s_c_council/index.shtml.
ITS Educational Technology is taking StudioIT and Computer Based Testing Center (CBTC) reservations for academic classes scheduled for fall 2011. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations for UNI staff training events will be accepted after Thursday, May 5. To submit a reservation inquiry, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/forms/studio-it-or-computer-based-testing-center-reservation.
The TIAA-CREF presentation "Are We There Yet? Investing for Retirement in the New Normal Economy" will take place from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 26, in the CME. Brett Hammond, a TIAA-CREF managing director and chief investment strategist, will provide a short presentation about how to stay focused on achieving your retirement goals with a complete retirement investment strategy. This event is open to all UNI employees enrolled in the TIAA-CREF retirement plan. For more information and to register for the event, visit http://events.SignUp4.com/UNI2011.
A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus conducting one-on-one counseling sessions on Wednesdays, May 4 and May 18, and Thursdays, April 21, May 12 and 19. The TIAA-CREF representative can help with questions such as 1) Is my investment mix appropriate? 2) Am I saving enough to maintain my lifestyle in retirement? and 3) How do I use my funds for income in retirement? To sign up for these complementary meetings, call (toll-free) 866-842-2977.
Under sponsorship of UNI's Sustainability Council, the 2011 Sustainability Forum will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 21, in the Ballroom, MAU. All UNI community members are invited to learn about current campus sustainability initiatives and discuss how we as a campus can continue to leave a smaller footprint. Contact Eric O'Brien at 273-7207 or email@example.com with questions.
Join the fun at the UNI Earth Day Celebration, Thursday, April 21, at the Maucker Union NW Courtyard. Come meet the “Bag Monster,” play games, win prizes and visit more than 30 display booths from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tours of Sabin Hall will be held at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and noon, leaving from the atrium. There will be free grilled food and free bike tune-ups from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See www.rrttc.com for all the details.
Celebrate Earth Week from Monday, April 18, through Friday, April 22, with 50 cent refills of fountain pop at Biscottis in Redeker, 23rd St. Market in the Commons and Prexy's and Chats in Maucker Union. Refillable bottles and coffee mugs are available for sale at all locations. Also at Prexy's are the famous Dirt and Worm Cups. Check out our booth on Thursday, April 21, outside Maucker Union to learn more about our "green" efforts. There will be trivia and giveaways, and don't miss the "Bag Monster."
The campus community is invited to an unveiling of artwork by Dale Chihuly, world-famous contemporary studio glass artist, Friday, April 22, 8:30 p.m., in the William and Charlotte Hinson Lobby, RSL. The contemporary studio glass is the most recent addition to the UNI Public Art Collection and was acquired with funding from the Art in State Buildings Program. The event is during the intermission of the Spotlight Series Jazz One concert and is hosted by the School of Music and the Art and Architecture Committee. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The Sixth Annual Mini-Sumo Robotics Competition will occur from 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, April 28, in the Hemisphere Lounge, MAU. The public and UNI faculty, staff and students are invited to watch UNI robotics students compete in an invitational competition that brings mini-sumo robots from around the U.S. to Cedar Falls. This year's contest will see the largest field ever, and UNI students have built 30 mini-sumos in preparation. http://www.narobotics.org/
Take Back The Night is an event held to acknowledge sexual assualt and demand a safe campus for all. Sign-making begins at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 28, in Maucker Union. The march begins at 7:30 p.m. in front of the Maucker Union fountain. Speakers will be present. For more information, check Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=202569876439337.
Pi Sigma Epsilon's 10th annual Sprint into Spring 5K Run/Walk will start at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 30, near the West Gym. Check-in begins at 8:45 a.m., or you can pick up the race bag on Friday at Runners Flat on Main Street from 5 to 7 p.m. Prizes are awarded to the top overall male and female winners, along with the top two finishers in each age division. The $20 race fee includes a T-shirt. Register at https://www.wepay.com/xsbmo8 or send your registration form and checks to Pi Sigma Epsilon, Marketing Department, CBB 336. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross Hawkeye Chapter. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/studentorgs/pse/projects or contact Katie Tietz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support the Student Nature Society and the UNI Botanical Center by purchasing plants from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 28, at the UNI Botanical Center.
After a combined 85 years of teaching at UNI, three female faculty in HPELS’ physical education division are retiring. Nancy Hamilton, Cindy Herndon and Carol Phillips invite you to a farewell open house from 3 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, in the Georgian Lounge, COM. No special program is planned, and no gifts are requested.
Camp Multimedia (CMM) is a digital media summer camp for middle school students (grades six through nine) sponsored by UNI's Department of Communication Studies. CMM will be held Monday through Friday, June 20 through 24 and June 27 through July 1. The camp offers intense instruction in Photoshop, Flash, After Effects and digital video in the advanced media lab facilities of Lang Hall. Students learn how to integrate images, 2-D and 3-D animation, special effects, and video together in professional-level projects; and visit digital production studios in the Cedar Valley. Students entering sixth grade in fall 2011 are eligible, as are students just graduating from ninth grade in June 2011. The cost for each week is $250. Save $25 by signing up by Monday, May 16. For more information, visit: http://www.campmultimedia.com or call 273-5972.
America has debated what role it should have in the world since its beginning. Should America take an active or a passive role on the world stage? While it's clear that the U.S. is a superpower, its not clear how best to use this power. If you have an opinion on this in light of America’s history or current events, join Talk Politics for the final discussion of the semester at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 21, in the Hemisphere Lounge, MAU. Talk Politics is hosted by the Northern Iowa Democrats, Young Americans for Liberty and College Republicans.
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences will host a panel discussion on “Law and a Democratic Society” at 11 a.m., Friday, April 22, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Featured alumni include: John Benton, partner at California Strategies & Advocacy LLC, Sacramento, Calif.; Peter Fagen, partner and founder of Fagen Friedman and Fulfrost LLP, San Marcos, Calif.; Habbo Fokkena, United States trustee for Region 12, Clarksville; Randy Hefner, district court judge Iowa 5th District, Adel; and Angel Robinson, consumer advocate for the Iowa Insurance Division, Des Moines. The panel discussion is open to the public.
The UNI School of Music will present a lecture in the 2010-2011 Musically Speaking series at 4 p.m., Friday, April 22, in 116 RSL. Melinda Boyd, music history, will discuss "Semiotic Dissonance: Dolly Parton's Image, Music, Text." This event is free and open to the public.
As part of his presentation at 1 p.m., Friday, April 22, in 126 CBB, Gregory S. Gordon, director of the Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies at the University of North Dakota and professor in the UND School of Law, will discuss career opportunities in the areas of international criminal law and justice and international relations. This event, co-sponsored by the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education and the Center for International Peace and Security Studies, is free and open to the public.
The Associate Provost for International Programs (APIP) search committee invites all members of the campus community to attend the open forums at which the APIP candidates will give a short presentation on "Challenges for internationalization of universities in the 21st century: Lessons for UNI" followed by a question/answer session. An electronic evaluation form has been set up for each candidate. The forms will be available at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/surveys/takeSurvey.cgi. The forum for the third cadidate is scheduled from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, in 244/245 SEC.
Hot Topics in Education: Professional Development Webinars are free one-hour webinars taught by UNI faculty and staff. The next webinar, "The Achievement Gap – Going Beyond Socioeconomic and Cultural Factors," will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28, and features Dewitt Jones, educational leadership and postsecondary education. This session will address the roles schools, teachers, administrators, parents, government and researchers play in improving student achievement. These webinars are open to the entire UNI community. To register, visit http://www.uni.edu/coe/about/coe-professional-development-webinars or contact Mary Herring at 273-2719.
The Educational Opportunity Center will host a free workshop for job seekers from 2 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, at UNI-CUE. Debra Hodges Harmon, a reemployment advisor with Cedar Valley IowaWORKS, will cover job searching, resume writing, cover letters, applications, interviewing, thank yous and skills/career assessments. For details, call 433-1230.
The management workshop "Building Win-Win Relationships" will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, April 29, in 30 BCS. The registration deadline is Friday, April 22. Participants will learn the importance of building relationships that benefit both parties. The instructor, Patrick Langan, will explore the skills used by successful people including respect and an appreciation for people with varying backgrounds and viewpoints. Workshop participants will learn to blend persuasion, assertiveness, and negotiating skills to produce win-win results. The discounted price is $112 for UNI employees. For more information or to register, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 273-5851 or email@example.com.
The management workshop "Many are Good, Few are Great: How to Go from a Good Organization to a Great Organization" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Monday, May 9, in the BCS. The registration deadline is Monday, May 2. Patrick Langan will use Jim Collins’ best-selling business book, “Good to Great,” to evaluate the requirements of leaders moving their team forward and making it great. Workshop participants will also learn strategies for improving the performance of their employees. The discounted price is $112 for UNI employees. For more information or to register, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 273-5851 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A service-learning workshop will be held Thursday and Friday, May 12 and 13, in the University Room, MAU. The workshop leader is Robert Bringle, director of the Center for Service and Learning, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The workshop is free and open to the public. People may attend the entire workshop or select particular sessions. Register by calling 273-6898 or email ADP@UNI.edu.
UNI School of Music student composers will showcase their work in a recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 21, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Jazz Band One will offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 22, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. Visiting artist Kenny Wheeler will be featured. Wheeler, a noted jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator, is one of Europe’s most sought-after trumpet and flugelhorn players. The evening will also celebrate the 60th anniversary of the UNI jazz program and the unveiling of new artwork in Russell Hall. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.
David Rachor, School of Music, will coordinate a spring bassoon concert at 6 p.m., Monday, April 25, in Graham Hall, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI percussion professor Randy Hogancamp, the UNI Percussion and West African Drum ensembles will offer a spring concert, along with UNI’s Taiko drum ensemble, Kaji-Daiko, at 8 p.m., Monday, April 25, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Cantorei will offer a spring recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Jazz Band III and Jazz Combos will present a concert under the direction of Chris Merz and graduate student conductors at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club will offer a concert as part of the Spotlight Series at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.
UNI students will offer a chamber music concert at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Strayer-Wood Theatre presents "Urinetown" - a hilarious musical about greed, corruption, love and revolution in which citizens must use public amenities regulated by a single company that profits from charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, April 21 through 23, in UNI's Strayer-Wood Theatre. The performance is free for UNI students.
Request your tickets for Allen Hospital's 2011-2012 Kaleidoscope Series for Youth, Tuesday, April 26, beginning at 7:30 a.m. online. All performances are connected to classroom curriculum, and tickets are only $1. Check out the season lineup at http://www.gbpac.org/learn/kaleidoscope20112012.
The New Horizons Band will offer its spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 2, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. The New Horizons Band features musicians 55 and older who travel from all over Iowa to participate. This event is free and open to the public.
Join the UNI Cycling Club and the RRTTC for a 13-mile bike ride on the Cedar Falls trail system at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 21. The take-off point is Maucker Union Fountain, and the ride ends at Mulligan's on 18th Street. Find the bike route map, preregister for the ride and get a free Earth Day T-shirt at www.rrttc.com. In case of rain, the event will be cancelled.
The last Blood Chemistry Profile (BCP) screening of the academic year will be held from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 27, in the Student Health Center. One free BCP per academic year is available to UNI employees who qualify for insurance benefits. A BCP tests for 23 components including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, blood sugar, iron, etc. Employees who also wish to have a prostate test or complete blood count test will pay an extra $10. A thyroid test is available for $5. Pay by cash, check or payroll deduction. Students, retirees and spouses may sign up as well for a $20 BCP fee. Call 273-6119 to schedule an appointment.
The UNI Gallery of Art will present three concurrent exhibitions, one by M.A. candidate Jay Raabe, one by B.F.A. candidate Sarah Deppe, and one curated by UNI associate professor of art Tim Dooley and North Carolina-based printmaker Bill Flick, titled “Headshot.”
Episode 6: "Surviving Saturday," will be shown at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 30, at the University Museum. In this groundbreaking series, David Attenborough takes the viewer on a guided tour through the secret world of plants to see things no unaided eye could witness.
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at www.uni.edu/employment.
Merit vacancies can be viewed at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp
Softball hosts Creighton in a doubleheader at noon, Friday, April 22. UNI also hosts Creighton at noon, Saturday, April 23. All games are at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex. Tennis hosts Creighton at noon, Saturday, April 23. The Panthers host Wichita State at 10 a.m., Sunday, April 24. Both matches are at the Black Hawk Tennis Club.
The WRC will be open over the Easter weekend. Hours may be viewed at www.uni.edu/wellrec/hours/index.html.
http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#spec. Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to closing time. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus there will be a prompt to enter your CatID.