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Thursday, Apr 26, 2012

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NEWS

MPLS TRANSITION REPORTSNEW

The Malcolm Price Lab School (MPLS) Transition Teams have been working to make the MPLS transition a smooth process for families, students, faculty and staff. Review the latest MPLS Transition Progress Reports online.

S&C COUNCIL – CALL FOR NOMINATIONSNEW

The Supervisory and Confidential (S&C) Council is seeking nominations for three vacancies. Newly elected representatives will serve a three-year term beginning July 1. Self-nomination is appropriate and encouraged. If you would like to nominate someone else, get their permission prior to submitting for inclusion on the ballot. Send nominations no later than Tuesday, May 15, to Karla Whitney at 273-2221. View a current list of all S&C employees online.

FACULTY 12-MONTH PAY OPTIONNEW

Faculty may be paid for their continuing non-temporary academic year appointment in 10 or 12 equal installments beginning with the Aug. 31 or July 31 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 online. The completed form must be received in Payroll, mail code 0008, by May 15. For more information, contact Amy Stanbrough at 273-7049.

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

Three recent CHAS graduates, in physics, chemistry and biology were awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, which support outstanding graduate students in STEM fields who are pursuing research-based masters and doctoral degrees.  

FIVE-GALLON BUCKETS NEEDED NEW

The Recycling & Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC) needs five-gallon buckets in decent repair for a project. Drop them off at the RRTTC office located in 113 CEEE. To have the buckets picked up, call 273-3689.

PLAYGROUND SAFETY WEEKNEW

April 23 through 27 is National Playground Safety Week. UNI's National Program for Playground Safety urges parents to supervise children and offers a playground safety checklist on its website. 

INTERIM DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY

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.

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR DAVE ZARIFIS

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.

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT WEEK HAPPENINGS

Kayla Ferdon, a student employee with Student Disability Services, was selected as the UNI Student Employee of the Year for 2012. National Student Employment Week donors, events and student employee of the year nominations are online.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

SEED GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR RESEARCHERSNEW

Seed funding up to $1,500 for summer 2012 is available from the National Science Foundation EPSCOR program for faculty research and related professional development activities. Guidelines on how to apply can be found online. Proposals will be accepted at any time through July 15. For more information or to submit proposals, email Anita Gordon.

FULBRIGHT OPPORTUNITIES IN SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIANEW

A webinar on Fulbright Opportunities in South and Central Asia will take place from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 2. Opportunities exist for teaching, conducting research or combining both. Beyond the individual country-based awards, there is a regional award for the area. Register online. For assistance or questions, call the Office of International Programs at 273-6807.

SAVE THE DATE: INTERNATIONAL GRANT OPPORTUNITIES WORKSHOPSNEW

Save the dates for the following international grant opportunities workshops: Oct. 3, survey workshops on international grant opportunities; Oct. 17, detailed workshop on an international grant opportunity; Oct. 31, detailed workshop on an international grant opportunity; Nov. 14, detailed workshop on an international grant opportunity; Nov. 21, if needed, detailed workshop on an international grant opportunity. All workshops start at 3 p.m., and will be held at the CME. These workshops are sponsored by the Office of Sponsored Programs and Office of International Programs. 

UNI PLANT SALENEW

The UNI plant sale will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 26, in 026, Botanical Center. Buy plants at a great price, just in time for spring and Mothers Day. Choose from assorted tropical plants, succulents, herbs and vegetables. There will be a variety of summer bulbs, Asiatic and tango lilies, tuberous begonias, calla lilies, caladiums and a limited number of unusual orchid species. The plant sale is sponsored by the Botanical Center and the Student Nature Society.

RALLY FOR THE FACTSNEW

United Faculty in cooperation with Keep Price Lab Open, UNIfy Education and other community groups is sponsoring a "Rally for the Facts" at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 26, in front of Maucker Union. The rally will focus on recent decisions to close the Malcom Price Lab School, terminate various academic programs and lay off tenured faculty. For additional information, visit UNIfy Education.

PANTHER PICK UPNEW

UNI will hold its 4th annual Panther Pick Up, a project to help the environment while benefiting the community, Wednesday, May 2 through Friday, May 4. Panther Pick Up locations and times are available on the UNI Office of Sustainability website, along with additional details about the event.

COMMISSIONING CEREMONYNEW

The Department of Military Science invites the campus community to its spring Commissioning Ceremony at 3:30 p.m., Friday, May 4, in Lang Hall Auditorium. The following will be commissioned in the Grade of Second Lieutenant in the United States Army: Andrew Brown, Jason Doelz, Daniel Jensen, Steven Ledvina, Bryce Meier and Venessa Zuetlau. A reception will follow.

UNI TO HOST 'BULLY' FILM PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR

UNI's Center for Violence Prevention is supporting the Bully Project's: 1 Million Kids movement by bringing the documentary film, "Bully," to the Marcus College Square Theatres in Cedar Falls. The film will be shown April 27 through May 1. Tickets can be purchased through Marcus College Square Theatres. UNI will host "Bully" film director, Lee Hirsch and producer, Cynthia Lowen for a special panel discussion at 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, in Sabin Auditorium. UNI faculty who research and educate about bullying will join Hirsch and Lowen. The panel will discuss bullying and strategies for prevention as well as the film. For more information, see the news release.

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR LIZ COOK

Human Resource Services will host a retirement reception for Liz Cook from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday, April 30, in 007 GIL. Please stop by to wish her well as she retires from UNI with 23 years of service.

'A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM'

The UNI Student Theatre Association (UNISTA) will present a free, outdoor, one-hour performance of Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," at 8 p.m., April 27 and 29, in Kamerick Courtyard, rain or shine. The night is guided and misguided by love and magic.

SERVING AS A GRANT REVIEWER

The Office of Sponsored Programs wants to know: Have you served as a grant reviewer? Do you want to become one? It's a great way to prepare for a successful grant submission. Those with grant review experience are a valuable asset to the campus community. Please take a moment to fill out the Grant Reviewer form.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENRICHMENT

A webinar on "Opportunities for Enrichment" will take place from 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 26. 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.

CAMP MULTIMEDIA 2012

UNI’s Camp Multimedia is a digital media summer camp for middle school students (grades six through nine) to be held June 18 through 22. Designed for both novice and experienced students, Camp Multimedia offers specialized instruction in areas including animation, digital publishing, video game design and music video editing. This year, all students will use an iPad2 to create multimedia projects set along Dry Run Creek. Register online. For more information, email Jim O'Loughlin.

DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES & LITERATURES: MASTERS OF SPANISH

The Department of Languages and Literatures invites graduating seniors and community members to apply to the Master of Arts in Spanish beginning fall 2012. Applications are due July 2. For more information, email Gabriela Olivares.

DINING SPECIALS

TENEMOS UNA FIESTA....MEXICAN FIESTANEW

Come to the Piazza from 11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, for a Mexican fiesta. Featured menu items will be chicken enchilada soup, taco pizza, taco salads, Mexican lasagna, Mexican cheese bread, Mexican chocolate pumpkin bar, churros and more.

HOURS

FINAL EXAM WEEK & WEEKEND BEFORE SUMMER SESSION 2012

Library hours for April 25 through May 1 are extended hours. 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.

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.