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Thursday, Dec 16, 2010

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NEWS

NEW POLICY ON ACCOMMODATIONS OF DISABILITIESNEW

There is a new policy on accommodations of disabilities, approved by the cabinet and the president on Monday, Dec.13. The new policy is posted at http://www.uni.edu/policies/1315.

SOCIAL WORK MOVING TO SABINNEW

The Department of Social Work is moving back to Sabin Monday, Jan. 3. The departmental office will be located in 235 SAB.

DIVERSITY COUNCIL SEEKS PARTICIPANTS FOR NEW DIVERSITY FAIRNEW

As part of the third annual Town Hall Meeting on Diversity, a new Diversity Matters Fair will be held. The purpose of the fair is to allow departments, student organizations, divisions and other units across campus to showcase their diversity-related initiatives. The fair will be held from noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. The Town Hall Meeting will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the same location. To participate in the fair and reserve a table for your department or organization, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/node/307.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

The Des Moines Business Record ran a guest opinion piece by Susan Salterberg, CEEE.

http://www.businessrecord.com/main.asp?SectionID=32&SubSectionID=95&ArticleID=11535

EARLY PROCESSING OF STUDENT TIMECARDS FOR DEC. 29 STUDENT PAYDAYNEW

The cutoff date for the Dec. 29 biweekly payday is Saturday, Dec. 18. Because of the holiday, timecards will be processed early and must be approved by noon Monday, Dec. 20 to be included in the Dec. 29 paycheck. Make sure timecards are submitted and approved to meet this deadline.

FACULTY AND STAFF WITH LOBBYING CONTACTSNEW

Lobbying activity that occurred between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31 must be reported at http://www.ir.uni.edu/dbweb/govrel/ by Wednesday, Dec. 22. In compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 and the Honest and Open Government Act of 2007, UNI files quarterly reports on specific lobbying issues and the expenses incurred in lobbying. The university's policy on Federal and State Lobbying and Political Activity can be found at http://www.uni.edu/president/policies/1009.shtml. Reports must be filed each quarter. If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. Contact Pat Geadelmann in the Office of the President with questions.

W2 ELECTRONIC DELIVERYNEW

Sign up now for electronic-only delivery of your W2. The deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 4 to choose electronic delivery in lieu of a mailed copy. If you chose electronic delivery last year, there's no need to re-elect this option. Electronic delivery provides access to view the W2 online, with the option to print, at least a week earlier than if you choose to receive the document through U.S. Mail. It's also a cost savings to the university. Should you choose this option, the W2 will be available through UNI Employee Self-Service by mid-January. An e-mail notification of its availability will be sent. For more information and instructions for giving permission for electronic delivery, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/training_and_support/documents/w2_delivery_preference.pdf. If you have questions, e-mail payroll@uni.edu or call 3-6425 or 3-2656.

FALL RESERVE READING LISTS

Faculty wanting to place items on reserve for the 2011 spring session should submit their list to the Rod Library Reserve Desk by Monday, Dec. 20. 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/.

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES FACULTY AND STAFF NEWSLETTER

The office of Student Disability Services has posted the December/January faculty and staff newsletter at http://www.uni.edu/sds/FacultyStaffNewsletter.shtml.

OUTSTANDING GRADUATE FACULTY TEACHING AWARD - NOMINATION REMINDER

Nominations for the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award are due by 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 10, to the Graduate College office in LNG 10. For more information, visit http://www.grad.uni.edu/grants-awards/internal-awards-recognition.

WGS MOVING TO SABINNEW

Women's & Gender Studies is locating to a new home, 225 SAB. Stop by in January and visit its new office

JAMES F. LUBKER FACULTY RESEARCH AWARD - NOMINATION REMINDER

Department head nominations for the James F. Lubker Faculty Research Award need to be provided to the appropriate dean by Friday, Jan. 14. Deans will forward names for consideration to the Graduate College by 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 31. For more information, visit http://www.grad.uni.edu/grants-awards/internal-awards-recognition.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS TO READ MYUNIVERSE NEWSNEW

http://www.uni.edu/myuniverse/2010/121310.shtml.

The next issue of MyUNIverse News will be posted Monday, Jan. 10. The submission deadline for that issue is 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 6.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

CORNERSTONE COURSE INFORMATIONAL MEETINGSNEW

UNI Cornerstone course informational meetings will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 12, and from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 13, in CME 109. Learnt how you can be part of a teaching team for an experimental version of this course as early as fall 2011. For more information, contact April Chatham-Carpenter at chatham@uni.edu.

PLAN NOW FOR SPOTLIGHT DAY 2011NEW

Spotlight Day is dedicated to the presentation of award-winning pre-K through 12th grade earth science, inquiry- and/or math-based classroom projects, in the ITTC. Spotlight gallery (table displays) and spotlight presentations are planned and UNI faculty teaching innovations will be highlighted. Mark your calendar for Friday, Feb. 25, and start planning your involvement. Sponsored by ITS-Educational Technology. For more information, contact Doreen Hayek at doreen.hayek@uni.edu or 3-7300.

SPECIAL EVENTS

'B.F.A. GROUP EXHIBITION'

The UNI Gallery of Art will present "B.F.A. Group Exhibition" featuring the works of five students from Thursday, Dec. 9 through Saturday, Dec. 18. An opening reception will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. The following students are exhibiting: Jill Buenzow (B.F.A., painting); E. Christiana Byrne (B.F.A., jewelry/metals); Jason Corbett Fogue (B.A., art education, B.F.A., photography); Laura Anne Huisinga (B.F.A., graphic design); and Sarah Kolar (B.F.A., sculpture). Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; and noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

HARVEST MARKET

The Northern Iowa Food & Farm Partnership is organizing one more indoor farmers' market this year from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Cedar Falls Community Center on Main Street. Items available will include fresh greens, apples, root vegetables, squash, baked goods and more, all grown by local farmers.

UNI ROTC COMMISSIONING CEREMONYNEW

UNI's Department of Military Science will host its annual fall Commissioning Ceremony at 8 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 18, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Four cadets will be commissioned as U.S. Army lieutenants. This year's guest speaker is Colonel James "Jay" Wolff, commander of the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade. Family and friends are invited to attend and to stay for refreshments immediately following the ceremony.

POWER-OFF WEEKEND FUNNEW

Attend an open-house-style program of fun activities for the whole family from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 19, at the Hartman Reserve Nature Center. The focus of the event is a day without electricity. There will be stories read by candlelight, hot chocolate around the fire, snowshoeing, games, a craft, and demonstrations on how to sustainably cut wood, light a fire and more. The cost is $5 per family. For more information or to preregister, visit http://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Black-Hawk/Park/Hartman-Reserve-Nature-Center/Events/1725/Power-Off-Weekend.aspx.

SUZUKI SCHOOL HOLIDAY PLAY INNEW

The UNI Suzuki School will kick off its 35th anniversary celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 21. Events will include a luncheon honoring Suzuki School founder Martha Holvik, tours of the Suzuki facilities on the UNI campus and a holiday play-in featuring musical performances by alumni and friends at 6 p.m. in Davis Hall, GBPAC. For more information, contact Cathy.Craig@uni.edu

2011 UNI SYMPOSIUM READING GROUP - CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Faculty and staff are invited to participate in a reading group held in association with the 2011 UNI Symposium on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity. Materials authored by the keynote speaker, Eugene Rice, Ph.D., http://www.uni.edu/osp/2011-research-symposium, will be read, and participants will meet with him during his visit. Readings address the new American scholar and expanded views of scholarship in the 21st century public comprehensive university. If interested, contact anita.gordon@uni.edu.

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

NEWS TALK: WORLD WAR I CHRISTMAS TRUCE

In a special News Talk artist Gary Kelley and Gerri Perreault, American Democracy Project,will present "WWI's Christmas Truce When Enemy Combatants Declared a Truce and Celebrated the Holiday Together." Perreault will discuss the background of the truce, and Kelley will share his experience as he researched and created illustrations for J. Patrick Lewis' book, "And the Soldiers Sang." The event will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 18, at University Book & Supply. Free and open to the public.

ATHLETICS

BASKETBALLNEW

Men's basketball hosts South Carolina State at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 17. The Panthers host SIU-Edwardsville at 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 19. Both games are in the McLeod Center.

Women's basketball hosts North Dakota at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 18, in the McLeod Center.

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.

PERFORMING ARTS

UNI CHILDREN'S CHOIR WINTER CONCERT

The UNI Children's Choir will offer its winter concert at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 17, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.

'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' AT THE GALLAGHER-BLUEDORNNEW

Celebrate the holidays with "A Christmas Carol," produced by the Nebraska Theatre Caravan, at 3 and 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 19, at the GBPAC. This lavish, full-scale Broadway-style production boasts a cast of 27 people, and has live musicians and has been touring for 30 years. Call 273-4TIX or go to gbpac.org for tickets. Tickets for UNI students are 50 percent off.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

POOL RENTALSNEW

Wellness & Recreation Services has extended guest pool rental opportunities on the following dates: Monday through Thursday, Dec. 20 through 23; Tuesday through Thursday, Dec. 28 through 3; and Monday through Friday, Jan. 3 through 7. Two-hour rentals can be made between 3 and 6 p.m. on these days and include use of the lounge outside the leisure pool for immediate family members and up to 15 guests. The fee for WRC members is $40 and $55 for nonmembers. For more information, contact Chris Denison at denison@uni.edu or 3-7160.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKI CLASS

A cross-country ski class will be offered by Wellness & Recreation Services when snow and weather allows. In one afternoon, you'll learn all the basic skills for enjoying winter on skis. Contact Kathy Green at kathy.green@uni.edu or 3-6921 to be notified when the class is scheduled. The $17 fee includes equipment; $25 for non-UNI guests. There a discount if you have your own equipment.

SPRING SEMESTER FITNESS CLASS REGISTRATION

Spring semester 2011 fitness class registration begins Monday, Dec. 13, online or in WRC 101. Classes start Tuesday, Jan. 18. There are many classes to choose from including the new Zumba Circuit, Water Boot Camp, From Start to Finish: 5K Training Class, and Eating and Exercise Success. Register for a fitness class before they fill up. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/wellrec.

EMPLOYMENT

JOB OPENINGS AT UNI

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

MERIT VACANCIES

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

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS OVER SEASONAL HOLIDAYS AND SEMESTER BREAKNEW

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#winterinterim. There will be no special loans over the seasonal holidays and semester break. 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, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS FOR FINALS WEEK
HOURS FOR CHATS IN MAUCKER UNION JAN. 3-7NEW

Chats will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Jan. 3 through Jan. 7. Chats will be closed Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 8 and 9, reopening Monday, Jan. 10 at 7 a.m. The menu includes a reduced bakery selection, two sandwich choices and one salad entrée.

NEW HOURS FOR CHATS AND ESSENTIALS IN THE MAUCKER UNION FOR SPRING SEMESTER

Beginning Jan. 10, Chats will be closed on Saturdays and open from 5 to 11 p.m. on Sundays. Essentials will be closed Saturday and Sunday. The 23rd Street Market located in the Commons, will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to midnight Sundays.