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Thursday, Aug 26, 2010

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NEWS

Call for NEH summer stipend reviewers

The Office of Sponsored Programs is seeking faculty from the humanities fields to review and nominate UNI proposals for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Program. The review work will be conducted Sept. 15 through Sept. 22. Contact Hillery Oberle at 3-3961, or Hillery.oberle@uni.edu if interested in serving as a reviewer.

Motor pool

Most motor pool rates have gone down. Check the Web for the new costs to rent a motor pool car. For more information, call Peg at 3-2610.

Updating the 2010-2011 campus phone book: Office info only

To make changes in the following sections of the new phone book, A) Office Directory, Pages 5-12; B) Campus Governance Group, Page 12; C) UNI fax numbers, Pages 13-14; and D) Departmental websites, Pages 15-16, visit http://www.uni.edu/ur/phonebook/. The deadline for these changes is Friday, Sept. 3. If you have questions, contact Janis Jehle at 3-2761 or janis.jehle@uni.edu.

Foundations of excellence transfer focus survey

Following the success of the first-year study, UNI has decided to engage in the Foundations of Excellence (FoE) Transfer Focus self study as transfer students comprise more than one-third of UNI's student body. Faculty and staff are encouraged to share their opinions about how well UNI implements an effective transfer program, both in and out of the classroom. These anonymous responses will be an important source of information for the FoE Task Force during the 2010-2011 academic year. The survey is at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/surveys/takeSurvey.cgi. Questions may be addressed to Kerri Clopton, educational psychology and foundations, at kerri.clopton@uni.edu or Christie Kangas, admissions, at christie.kangas@uni.edu.

MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION CENTER DEDICATION

Celebrate the dedication of the Multimodal Transportation Center, located on 23rd Street across from Bartlett Hall, at 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 27. Methods of transportation that brought students to campus over the years, including several vintage automobiles, will be on display and refreshments will follow the dedication. RSVP to jane.larson@uni.edu or 3-6144.

OVER THE LIMIT - UNDER ARREST

The UNI Police Division, along with 325 other agencies, will increase enforcement Aug. 24 through Sept. 6, in conjunction with the national Drunk Driving 'Over the Limit - Under Arrest' campaign and Labor Day weekend. The focus is to remove drunk drivers from the road and enforce Iowa's traffic laws. Motorists are urged to buckle up "every trip, every time," " drive safely and drive sober." Contact Lt. Doug Widen at 3-2712 for more information.

NEW AND IMPROVED ASSESSMENT WEB PAGE

The assessment office website has been reorganized and new resources have been added, including assessment planning (http://www.uni.edu/assessment/Assessment_Planning.shtml), assessment at UNI (http://www.uni.edu/assessment/AssessmentatUNI.shtml) and accreditation and assessment (http://www.uni.edu/assessment/AccreditationResources.shtml).

New CSBS website launched

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has revamped its website to provide more details about its faculty, programs, policies and activities. Visit http://www.uni.edu/csbs/ for more information.

NEW UNI CALENDAR GOES LIVE

A new UNI calendar is now live in the UNI website. Among its features are today's events on the calendar home page, a feed for upcoming events to the UNI home page and the ability for anyone to submit items to the calendar (anonymous submissions will be approved by a moderator). High-volume users are being sent log-in information. If you have links to the calendar, please change them to http://www.uni.edu/unicalendar.

SELF-STUDY COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED

During the fall 2011 semester, UNI will engage in the Foundations of Excellence (FoE) Transfer Focus self study as transfer students comprise more than a third of UNI's student body. Committees are now being formed to study the nine dimension areas of philosophy, organization, learning, faculty, transitions, all students, diversity, roles and purposes and improvement. There's still time for faculty and staff who are interested in being part of one of the committees to volunteer. Contact Kerri Clopton, educational psychology and foundations, at kerri.clopton@uni.edu or Christie Kangas, director of admissions, at christie.kangas@uni.edu.

REGISTER YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA SITE

UNI has a social media page listing the social media sites for UNI departments, colleges and campus groups, etc. If you have a site to be included, submit it to http://www.uni.edu/social.

UNI offers wind energy class open to all majors

Iowa is second in the nation in terms of wind energy installed capacity just behind Texas. If you are interested in wind energy basics, applications and contemporary issues on technology, operation, economics, management and politics, then check out 330:059 (04) Wind Energy Application in Iowa (2 credits) for undergraduate credit or 330:159g (04) for graduate credit. This class is offered from 5:30 to 7:20 p.m., Tuesdays, in ITC 7. Class will also include lab demonstrations on the on-going 12 kW wind-energy power system built at UNI.

Public Policy on Facebook

UNI's masters in Public Policy program is now on Facebook; search "UNI Public Policy" and watch for updates from the Public Policy office.

EXPORT CONTROLS POLICY AND WEBSITENEW

UNI recently adopted a new policy to address federal export control regulations, which restrict the transfer of technology, data, materials and other items to foreign countries. If you have colleagues or students who are non-citizens or you're planning travel to a foreign country, visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/export-controls to check if the regulations apply. The policy is posted at http://www.uni.edu/policies/1314-export-controls. Contact anita.gordon@uni.edu for more information.

NEW DIRECTOR OF SCHOOL OF HPELSNEW

Sue Joseph has been named the director of the School of Health, Physical Education & Leisure Services (HPELS) in the College of Education effective Monday, Aug. 23.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS TO READ MYUNIVERSE NEWSNEW
PHONE DIRECTORY UPDATESNEW

Attention all faculty/staff: The deadline for updating information for the printed phone directory is Wednesday, Sept. 8. To review or update your home and office information, log in to: MyUNIverse > My Page Tab > Update My Personal Information.

WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES ON FACEBOOKNEW

Women's and Gender Studies is now on Facebook. Search: UNI Women's and Gender Studies and watch for updates.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

MEMFIS Training

Training for using accounts payable forms and requisitions is being offered. To register, login to MyUniverse -> select "Work @ UNI"> select "Register for Training" in the MEMFIS channel. Seating is limited. Attendees should have a FIN responsibility. If you don't have this, it can be requested by completing the MEMFIS Authorization form.

REGISTER FOR INFORMATION LITERACEY AND LIBRARY RESOURCE SESSIONS

Too much Wikipedia, Facebook, and Google? Consider registering your classes for Library Resource and Information Literacy sessions. Each library session can be customized to cover specific topics, resources and research skills. To register, visit http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr/ or call Cindy Kruckeberg at 3-2839.

INFORMATIONAL SESSION: GRANT FOR CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN VICTIM'S ISSUES

The National Scope Demonstration Project to Integrate Crime Victims' Issues into University and College Curricula, lead by the University of Massachusetts Lowell, is offering small grants for faculty course module development. An informational session will be held at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 26, in BAK 166. The application deadline is Thursday, Sept. 9. For more information, contact Hillery Oberle at Hillery.oberle@uni.edu or 3-3961.

ASSESSMENT MINI-GRANTS ARE BACK FOR 2010-2011

Considering a new strategy for academic program assessment? Need some funding to get the strategy moving? Apply for an assessment mini-grant from the Office of Academic Assessment. Applications are due Monday, Nov. 1. For more information see http://www.uni.edu/assessment/minigrants.shtml.

CAMPUS CONNEXUS - A SCHOLARLY NETWORKING EVENT

The Offices of Sponsored Programs and the Provost will host Campus Connexus from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30. Connexus is a way to build professional and scholarly ties in an informal social setting. The registration deadline for Connexus is Thursday, Sept. 16. To learn more, or to register, visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/2010-campus-connexus.

CONFERENCE ON USING ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIOS FOR STUDENT AND PROGRAM ASSESSMENT

UNI faculty and staff are invited to attend the University of Iowa's Electronic Portfolio Users Conference Friday, Sept. 17. For details visit http://its.uiowa.edu/support/portfolio/conference.shtml. The UNI Office of Academic Assessment and ITS Educational Technology will provide transportation. There is no registration fee; lunch is provided. If interested, e-mail donna.vinton@uni.edu, by Tuesday, Sept. 7.

ARE YOU RESPONSIBLE FOR DEPARTMENTAL PURCHASING AND PAYMENTS?

Staff from Purchasing and Payables/Business Operations will offer multiple training sessions on purchasing, accounts payable, travel, procurement card, cash advances, contracts and conflict of interest. The “Guide to Understanding the Accounts Payable and Purchasing Systems" is beneficial for new or experienced users and creates a foundation for future topics that will be presented. Training dates and times can be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/.

'USING eLEARNING (WEBCT) AS A STUDENT' WORKSHOPS

"Using eLearning (WebCT) as a Student" workshops are scheduled for Aug. 25-26 and Aug. 30-31. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml for times. These workshops address e-mail, discussions, assignments, assessments and support options. Seating is limited. For reservations call 3-2309.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Fall Faculty Meeting

The UNI fall faculty meeting, will be held at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 30, in the Lang Hall Auditorium.

POSTER SALES

Need some new art for your room, apartment, office or a gift? Stop by the poster sale between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Aug. 31 through Sept. 2, in the Maucker Union courtyard. Rain site is inside Maucker Union. Sponsored by Maucker Union.

RAINBOW RECEPTION

The Rainbow Reception is an event to welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally students, faculty and staff back to campus, from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1, in the GBPAC Lobby. This will be an evening of information sharing, networking, fellowship and dessert.

WELCOME BACK BAGS AT ESSENTIALS

Stock up and save with a "Welcome Back Bag" at Essentials in Maucker Union. The bag contains a subject notebook, note cards, highlighter, mechanical pencil, candy bar and the new Stride Flavor Change Gum for $5.

KINDERMUSIK REGISTRATION

Kindermusik, of the UNI Community Music School, will offer a 14-week fall Kindermusik session for little musicians and their caregivers from Sept. 7 through Dec. 20, for ages 6 months through 5 years, activities include singing, dancing, instrument play-alongs and creative learning to stimulate all areas of child development. Evening and morning classes for infants, toddlers and multi-age classes for siblings are available. The deadline for registration is Sunday, Sept. 5. For more information, visit www.joyful-noise-studio.com, or contact Tricia Freeman at 415-9404 or tricia.freeman@uni.edu.

COFFEE CHATS IN THE ALC

The Academic Learning Center is hosting daily Coffee Chats for students, faculty and staff in the Reading and Learning Center (008 ITTC) at 8 and 10 a.m., and 1 and 3 p.m. Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate to foster learning, retention and positive relationships with students. Coffee, hot chocolate and tea are available for 50 cents per cup. Be green; bring you own mug.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

HEALTH BEAT LOCKER SERVICES

You have enough things to haul to and from campus. Let the Health Beat locker rooms help you out. Half and long lockers are available for rent. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu. Sign-up is also available at Health Beat, just ask a fitness supervisor.

Personal Trainers Available

Let a personal trainer design a program with your specific goals in mind. Trainers are results driven and want you to succeed. Contact Kristy Leen 3-7167, or kristy.leen@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html.

REGISTER FOR FALL FITNESS CLASSES

Registration for fitness classes at the WRC is now open. A new fitness class, Water Boot Camp, will include running, jumping, core and strength training. Athletic swimsuit and towel are required. Other classes include Fitx5, Cardio Mix, Step-Kick-Spin, Total Body Conditioning, Spin-Yoga Fusion, Kickboxing, Boot Camp, Spinnercise, Hip-Hop, Zumba, Ballroom Dance, Hydro-Fit, Sculpt and Tone, Circuit Weights, Women on Weights, Abs, Pilates, Yoga and more. Register online, http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/ or at the main office, WRC 101.

EMPLOYMENT

Merit Vacancies

Merit vacancies are available for viewing at www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp.

JOB OPENINGS AT UNI

The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at www.uni.edu/resources/employment/

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

PANTHER SPEAKERS

The 2010-2011 UNI Panther Speakers series kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 15 with a webinar presentation, "Ten Things You Need to Know About the Economy," presented by David Surdam, economics. The Panther Speakers program is a series of free webinars delivered by UNI faculty and staff to alumni, business leaders and interested individuals. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/pantherspeakers.

SPEAKER FROM TAKE BACK YOUR TIME

John de Graaf, executive director of Take Back Your Time, filmmaker and internationally known author, will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Center for Energy and Environmental Education Auditorium. Learn what makes individuals happy, which are the happiest countries in the world and why, the connection between time and happiness and other topics. Sponsored by the CEEE and the Public Policy Program.

WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES CROW FORUM CALENDAR

CROW forums will take place the first Monday of October, November, December, February, March and April from noon to 1 p.m. Sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies, faculty present research that focuses on gender-related issues. The goal is to inform the university and community about the current research on gender taking place on campus. For the CROW calendar visit http://www.uni.edu/womenstudies/CrowForum.htm.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

OSHA BLOODBOURNE PATHOGEN TRAINING

This 30-minute training is required for all students completing field experiences in any pre-K through 12 school setting. The training is free and open to anyone. Three sessions will be offered: 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 31; 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1; or 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2. All sessions will be held in SEC 244/245. No registration is required. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education, 3-2265.

MUSIC EDUCATION WORKSHOP

Michelle Swanson, School of Music, will coordinate a music-education workshop at 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 28, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.

INTUITIVE EATING WORKSHOP

This six-week workshop is designed for the chronic dieter. Participants will learn steps to reject the diet mentality, deal with feelings without using food, normalize the relationship with food and respond appropriately to hunger and fullness. The workshop takes place from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 7 through Oct. 12, in the WRC 101. The cost is $25. For more information or to register, contact Joan Thompson at 3-2137 or joan.thompson@uni.edu.

MANDATORY REPORTERS OF CHILD ABUSE TRAINING

A training session for Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 3, in SEC 247. Teacher education students taking the Level II (200:128) field experience this semester must complete this training before they can start their field experience at Malcolm Price Laboratory School. This training session is free, open to anyone and preregistration is not required. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at 273-2236 or heston@uni.edu.

HOW TO MANAGE NESTS OF NEGATIVITY WORKSHOP

The management workshop "How to Manage Nests of Negativity: Stop the Finger Pointing, Gossiping and Complaining," will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, in the BCS. The registration deadline is Thursday, Sept. 2. Workshop participants will learn how to identify and confront employees who are never satisfied, and vicious with their words and accusations. The cost is $247.50 for employees. UNI departments also have the option to purchase a consortium membership which entitles the department five seats to any of the remaining 2010 management training workshops for $1,175. For more information or to register, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 3-5851 or execdev@uni.edu.

DINING SPECIALS

Free Gift

Starting Monday, Aug. 23, pick up a free gift while supplies last at one of the following retail locations: 23rd Street Market in the Commons; Biscotti's; in Redeker Center; Chats, Essentials and Prexy's in Maucker Union; or one of the three food carts in the WRC, CBB or SEC. For more information on retail promotions, visit www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening, or check us out on Facebook.

PERFORMING ARTS

GUEST OBOE RECITAL

Guest artist Dane Philipsen, oboe, will present a recital with faculty pianist Robin Guy at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 3, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Philipsen, a UNI alumnus played and performed with top ensembles in the Cedar Valley and after completing an M.M. at Arizona State University, played with the Atlanta Opera, Chicago Civic Orchestra and the New World Symphony. This event is free and open to the public.

ALL-RACHMANINOFF RECITAL

Pianist Sean Botkin, School of Music, will present an all-Rachmaninoff recital with guest artists and members of the Maia Quartet, including Tricia Park, violin, and Hannah Holman, cello. The concert will be held at 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 30, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, and will feature a selection of Rachmaninoff Preludes from Op. 23 and Op. 32 and Trio Elégiaque, Op. 9 for violin, cello and piano. This event is free and open to the public.

HOURS

CHANGE IN LIBRARY HOURS OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#labor. Please Note: Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until ten minutes to the closing time. There will be no special vacation loans over the weekend. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

ATHLETICS

PANTHER ATHLETICS
Men's basketball hosts Bradley at 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 9, in the McLeod Center.
Women's basketball hosts Missouri State at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 6, and  Wichita State at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 8. Both games are in the McLeod Center.
Correction: Wrestling hosts the NWCA National Duals tournament on Saturday, Jan. 8, and Sunday, Jan. 9, in the UNI-Dome. Action begins at 9 a.m. both days.