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Thursday, Dec 9, 2010

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NEWS

SURVEY ON INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORIES

At the request of Provost Gibson, Rod Library is conducting a survey to assess faculty and staff understanding of institutional repositories and interest in developing one at UNI. Complete the survey at http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22BGEK2CZME/ by Friday, Dec. 17.

MEMFIS OUTAGE

MEMFIS will not be available from 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10, to 7 a.m., Monday, Dec. 13, while ITS-IS performs the annual MEMFIS upgrade. This will affect all MEMFIS applications including self-service, timecard, Webfocus and Discoverer reporting. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/alerts/maintenance/2010-12-10/memfis-outage.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE AND PURCHASING E-MAIL LIST

A mailing list has been created to facilitate more frequent communication regarding accounts payable, procurement cards, travel and purchasing-related updates, changes, and tips. To be on this list, send an e-mail to mailserv@uni.edu with the following information in the body of the e-mail: SUB AP-Purchasing with your specific e-mail, user@uni.edu. Information regarding e-mail lists can be found at http://www.uni.edu/its/support/article/1003. Questions regarding this list should be directed to Tori Stafford at tori.stafford@uni.edu or 3-2253.

CURRENT IMSEP NEWSLETTER ISSUED

The current issue of the IMSEP newsletter is at http://www.iowamathscience.org/newsletters/IMSEP_nov10.pdf.

DISCOUNTED HP INK CARTRIDGES

Campus Supply has a limited supply of HP ink cartridges available on a first come, first-served basis at a discounted price. Visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/campussupply/index.asp for further information and a listing of what's available. If you have questions, contact Pam Rousselow at 3-2451.

PRINTER CARTRIDGES AVAILABLE

HP laserjet printer cartridges are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. There is one HP C9700A black cartridge for $70, two HP C9701A cyan cartridges at $85 and two HP C9703A magenta cartridges at $85. If interested, call Karen at 3-2654.

UNI IN THE NEWS

Mark Williamson, IWRC, is quoted in a story in Parts & People magazine.

http://www.partsandpeople.com/Midwest/articles/view/6419.

Donna Hoffman, political science, was quoted in a story in the Mason City Globe Gazette.

http://www.globegazette.com/news/local/article_f2958a18-00fc-11e0-9ec8-001cc4c002e0.html

LIBRARY STUDY ROOM NOTICE

Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in the library for the spring semester should do so by Friday, Dec. 10. Application forms are available online at http://www.uni.edu/library/facstudy and also in the library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION SURVEYNEW

A survey on multi- and interdisciplinary education will be available through MyUniverse now through Friday, Dec. 31. All faculty and staff interested in multi- and interdisciplinary programs and/or have had experience with these programs and are interested in their success in academe are encouraged to take this survey. The survey is voluntary and takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete. For more information, contact Catherine Zeman at Catherine.zeman@uni.edu or the IRB administrator at 3-6148.

FACULTY AND STAFF WITH LOBBYING CONTACTSNEW

Lobbying activity that ocurred 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.

NOMINATIONS FOR LAC TEACHING AWARDNEW

All instructors of Liberal Arts Core courses are eligible for the "Excellence in Liberal Arts Core Teaching" award (including adjunct instructors and tenured and tenure-track faculty). Criteria for the award and nomination forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/lac/. Nominations are due Friday, Dec. 17. Awards will be made during the all-faculty meeting at the start of fall semester 2011.

UNI IN THE NEWS:NEW

Andrea Rissing, CEEE, was interviewed for a story about the Farm to School Program on Radio Iowa.

http://www.radioiowa.com/2010/12/07/northeast-iowa-students-learn-about-food-production/.

UNI's participation in a Multicultural College Fair in Minnesota was noted in the Austin Daily Herald.

http://www.austindailyherald.com/2010/12/04/future-options/

LIBRARY STUDY ROOM DEADLINENEW

Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in the library for the spring semester should do so by Friday, Dec. 10. Application forms are available online at http://www.uni.edu/library/facstudy and also in the library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.

10 THINGS TO INCREASE BUSINESS BEFORE CHRISTMASNEW

A free, interactive webinar on "Ten Things you can do to Increase your Sales" will take place at noon, Thursday, Dec. 16, on MyEntre.net. National speaker Al Lautenslager, co-author of "Guerrilla Marketing in 30 Days," will share ideas on how to increase business sales.

DIVERSITY COUNCIL SEEKING 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 campus entities to showcase their diversity-related initiatives. The fair will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Maucker Union Ballroom. The Town Hall will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the same location. The fair will be open to the public from noon to 2 p.m. Town Hall meeting participants will visit displays from approximately 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. as part of the meeting's agenda. To learn how to participate in the fair, visit www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/node/307.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT ESSENTIALS

Get into the holiday spirit and visit Essentials in Maucker Union for gifts to fit every budget. Check out the new holiday light-up-initial, plush and "bling" ornaments; Soap Art; stuffed animals; Winged Things; UNI clothing; UNI souvenirs and more. Gift cards also are available.

FALL RESERVE READING LISTSNEW

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/.

OUTSTANDING GRADUATE FACULTY TEACHING AWARD - NOMINATION REMINDERNEW

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.

JAMES F. LUBKER FACULTY RESEARCH AWARD - NOMINATION REMINDERNEW

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.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

FACULTY CONSULTATIONS

Not satisfied with your students' reading and study skills this semester? Want to see improvements next semester? The Reading & Learning Center will work with you to help your students develop better reading and learning processes. E-mail the reading and learning coordinator, Gina Burkart, at gina.burkart@uni.edu for more information.

INTRODUCING BLACKBOARD LEARN 9NEW

Blackboard Learn 9 (BB9) is scheduled to be implemented in fall 2011. BB9 will enhance capabilities for instructors and students by providing many new features and improvements to users of the UNI eLearning system. Faculty may request a preview account that will provide instructor-level access in a Release 9.1 course by e-mailing elearning@uni.edu. You can investigate Release 9.1, test the migration of your existing course, invite others to access your test course and contribute to the development of the upgrade plan.

ASSESSMENT MINI-GRANTS FOR SPRING 2011NEW

It's not too late to submit an assessment mini-grant proposal for this spring. Funding is still available; grant-funded activities don't need to be completed until June 30. Proposals will be reviewed by the University Student Outcomes Assessment Committee on a rolling basis, beginning in January. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/assessment/minigrants.shtml.

INTERSESSION TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS FOR UNI FACULTY, JAN. 3-7

ITS-Educational Technology invites faculty to register for workshops being offered the week before classes resume for the spring semester. Workshops address eLearning, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, HTML, Preparing Course Materials for the Web, Lecture Capture using Panopto and Video Conferencing using Adobe Connect. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For a schedule and to register, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/training/winter-intersession. (Faculty who applied and have been accepted for the Blended Course Development Award do not need to register for these workshops online).

2011 eLEARNING COURSES

UNI faculty using the Blackboard/WebCT learning management system in conjunction with spring semester courses should submit a request using the form at http://elearning.uni.edu/forms/course_request.html. Courses will be populated with students the week of Jan. 3, and enrollment changes are processed on a daily basis throughout the semester.

PERFORMING ARTS

UNI NEW HORIZONS BAND WINTER CONCERT

The New Horizons Band will offer its winter concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 13, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. Under the direction of Diana Blake, the New Horizons Band features musicians 55 and older who travel from all across Iowa. This event is free and open to the public.

THE BAND PERRY LIVE IN CONCERTNEW

The band with the current No. 1 country hit is coming to UNI. The Band Perry will perform Thursday, Feb. 24, in the ballroom, MAU. Ticket information will be available at the start of the spring semester. Sponsored by Panther Productions and Campus Activities Board.

JOHN ANGOTTI CONCERT

St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center will present John Angotti in concert debuting his new CD "Extraordinary Love" along with songs from his "Welcome Home for Christmas" CD from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 15, at the GBPAC. Students from UNI and several area high schools will join Angotti on stage as a combined choir. Ticket cost is $30 for adults and $20 for students. Tickets may be purchased by calling 3-4849 or St. Stephen at 266-9863. Visit www.ststephenuni.org and click on the John Angotti link for more information.

UNI CHILDREN'S CHOIR WINTER CONCERTNEW

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.

DINING SPECIALS

EGGNOG AT CHATS

Fresh eggnog from the local Hansen's Dairy is available at Chats. Stop by and enjoy a hot eggnog latte or try a peppermint mocha with whipped cream.

ROASTERIE COFFEE

The specialty coffee for December at Chats is '40 Sardines.' Don't let the name fool you. The coffee has an earthy and exotic aroma that breaks into a mild acidity of dark ripe cherry and bittersweet cocoa.

ATHLETICS

WRESTLING

Wrestling hosts Iowa at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 9, in the West Gym.

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.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

DECEMBER WORDS OF WELLNESS

The December Words of Wellness employee newsletter at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/UNI_employee_wellness/wow/index.html.

INTRAMURAL PRE-SEASON BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTNEW

The tournament is open to students, faculty and staff, and there are both men's and women's divisions. Play begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18, on the WRC South Courts. There will be mandatory manager's meeting at 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 10, in SEC 247. There will be make-up manager's meetings at 3:15 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 11 and 12, in WRC 150. Register from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 11 and 12, in WRC 161. For more information, call 3-7262.

LIVE HEALTHY IOWA CHALLENGE

The Live Healthy Iowa 100 Day Wellness Challenge is a fun, easy and affordable way to engage UNIowans in healthy behaviors. This team-based physical activity program is designed to promote positive changes leading to a healthier lifestyle. The program runs Thursday, Jan. 20 to Friday, April 29. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/wellrec or contact Alyssa Reichelt at alyssar@uni.edu.

CHRISTMAS BREAK MASSAGE SCHEDULENEW

The Wellness Resource Lab will offer massages Monday, Dec. 20, through Wednesday, Dec. 22. Massages will be offered again starting Monday, Jan. 10.

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

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 for refreshments immediately following the ceremony.

KINDERMUSIK NOW ENROLLING FOR SPRING 2011

Kindermusik, a part of the UNI Community Music School, will offer a 14-week session for little musicians and their caregivers from Jan. 31 through May 14. Kindermusik classes include singing, dancing, instrument play-alongs and creative learning to stimulate all areas of child development. Evening and morning classes are available for infants, toddlers and preschoolers; and multi-age classes are available for siblings. Registration deadline is Jan. 30. Special early bird incentives run through Saturday, Dec. 18, which saves $10 off classes and includes a free CD or instrument for each participant. For more information, visit www.joyful-noise-studio.com or contact Tricia Freeman at 415-9404 or tricia.freeman@uni.edu.

'B.F.A. GROUP EXHIBITION'NEW

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 MARKETNEW

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.

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

MEMFIS USER'S GROUP MEETINGNEW

The MEMFIS User's Group meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 16, in the CME (109 MAU). Agenda items include cleaning up student employment rosters, new hire paperwork, Remote I-9 completion, criminal background checks, educational PAF, the educational tab of PAF System, AP-Purchasing list serve and copier maintenance agreements. Anyone is welcome to attend.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Office of Sponsored Programs is collaborating with the Executive Development Center to offer professional development on campus for project management. The training will be open to faculty and staff who want to enhance their knowledge of the tools and processes for effective project management. Complete a brief survey by Friday, Dec. 17, so that OSP can customize the training: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VBBXS63. Contact Christy Twait at 3-3217 if you have any questions.

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS DURING FALL SEMESTER FINALS WEEK

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#fallfinals. Library hours for Wednesday, Dec. 8 through Tuesday, Dec. 14 are extended hours. 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

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.