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Thursday, Feb 16, 2012

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NEWS

FAMILY CAREGIVING LEAVENEW

The name of the sick leave code Emergency Leave is changing to Family Caregiving Leave. The change was made to clarify the intended use of the benefit. The definition has not changed, and the time used will continue to reduce accrued sick leave. Beginning Feb. 19, employees will have the time card option Family Caregiving Leave, in place of Emergency Leave. For additional information and examples of when this leave code would apply, please listen to this presentation. The presentation and accessible script can be found on the Human Resource website. For more information, email Therese Callaghan or call 273-6164.

CEDAR VALLEY NONPROFIT AWARDS LUNCHEON: AWARD NOMINATIONS AVAILABLENEW

The UNI Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is hosting the 8th Annual Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 13, in the Commons Ballroom, recognizing the outstanding contributions of local nonprofits and nonprofit leaders. Nominate a deserving organization or individual by March 19. Nomination forms are available online. For more information, email Julianne Gassman.

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - DID YOU KNOW? NEW

Professor of management Atul Mitra's research on compensation and pay raises is considered one of the 10 most important contributions to the human resources field based on a WorldatWork survey of compensation professionals. It also was ranked second in human resource practitioners' familiarity with the findings.

ANNOUNCING THE PUBLICATION OF VOLUME 7 OF UNIVERSITAS

Volume seven of UNIversitas is now published online. Arts and Sciences are treated in one forum, while a third way to appreciate faculty excellence is explored in the other. Other features include: treatment of the value of tenure, the generation of original musical drama, global French experiences and additive manufacturing.

ROD LIBRARY SURVEY

Rod Library is conducting a survey to gauge the access, use and effectiveness of library subject guides. Please take the survey online. Responses are appreciated and anonymous. The survey will run through Friday, Feb. 24.

STUDENT EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

Nominate outstanding student employees who demonstrate the following: high quality of work, reliability, initiative, professionalism and uniqueness of contribution. The deadline is at 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17. Further requirements can be found on the nomination form. For more information, email Evie Waack or call 273-6856. 

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

TRAINING AVAILABLE FOR STUDENT FINANCIAL REPORTSNEW

Staff and faculty are invited to attend a hands-on instructor-led training session to learn how to run the new student financial detail reports. These reports provide detail for revenue from fees charged to students, scholarship expense and accounts receivable which is available to view in summary on the statement of account. The training session will provide instruction on how to run and interpret the two supporting reports available by account and item type. The training session will also include an overview of the changes in reporting revenue and receivables to your account. Attend one of three sessions: 11 a.m. to noon, Friday, Feb. 17; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21; or 9 to 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22. All sessions are held in 138 ITTC. For more information and to register for a session, visit the website.

FULBRIGHT OPPORTUNITIES IN CANADA WEBINARNEW

A Fulbright Opportunities in Canada webinar will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. CST, Wednesday, Feb. 22, offering a look at the large number of awards in the 2013-2014 competition available in Canada for scholars, professionals and administrators. Opportunities exist for teaching, conducting research or combining both. Register online. For more information, visit the International Programs website.

SERVICE-LEARNING AND STUDENT ENGAGEMENTNEW

The Provost's Office is sponsoring a panel on Service-Learning and Student Engagement from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, in 212 SRL. The panelists are: Jonathan Chenoweth, music; Richard Featherstone, sociology, anthropology and criminology; Lauren Finke, volunteer center; Oksana Grybovych, HPELS; and Laura Praglin, social work. For more information, email Gerri Perreault.

SPSS SHORT COURSE - STATISTICAL CONSULTING ASSISTANCENEW

A free hands-on course on using SPSS will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28, in 110 WRT. The Department of Mathematics provides assistance to faculty, staff and students through its Statistical Consulting Lab. For more information, email Mark Jacobson

5TH INTERNATIONAL ACROSS BORDERS CONFERENCE NEW

The fifth international "Across Borders" conference on culture, language and literature organized by Krosno State College and the University of Miskolc in Sarospatak will take place Oct. 12 through 14, in Sarospatak, Hungary. However, no funding is available from the Office of International Programs to support attendance.

USHERS NEEDED FOR 'DYING CITY'NEW

Looking for something fun to do on a Friday and Saturday night or Sunday afternoon? Want to see a performance of Strayer-Wood Theatre's production of "Dying City" for free? Sign up to be an usher for one or more performances at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 23 through 25 and March 1 through 3, and 2 p.m., Feb. 26 and March 4, in the Bertha Martin Theatre, SWT. Ushers should arrive one hour before curtain for instruction. If interested in ushering, email Alyssa Bakker.

UNI HUNGER GAMES VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDNEW

The UNI Hunger Games will be from 7 p.m. to midnight, Friday, March 2, at the Rod Library. Team registrations are pouring in, but volunteers are scarce. If you'd like to take part, but you don't want to form a team, please volunteer. Sign up at the Hunger Games table in the lobby of the library or email Alissa Cornick. For more information about the UNI Hunger Games, visit the Youth Collection Web page.

KAPPA DELTA PI T-SHIRT SALENEW

Themed T-Shirts, sweatshirts and other items will be available at the KDP Education Honor Society sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 21 and 23, in the lobby, SEC. There will be many items with special sale prices. Proceeds go to KDP's educational and service projects.

REGISTER FOR HYDRAULIC TRAINING WORKSHOPS

There is still time to register for this four-and-a-half day intensive hydraulics training course. The workshop offers classroom learning activities, hands-on activities and experiments in the laboratory. The course fee includes instructors, reference materials, manuals, five continental breakfasts and four lunches.

HEALTHY COOKING DEMONSTRATION: SMALL CHANGES COUNT

Join UNI employee wellness and the DOR staff for a free heart-healthy, educational cooking demonstration from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the Elm Room, MAU. Learn simple tips to make meals healthier. Food samples will be provided. Email Sandy Law in Human Resources to reserve a spot.

GRADUATE COLLEGE BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIES

Tim Lindquist, accounting, will present "The Impact of National Culture and Moral Intensity on Ethical Decision-Making: U.S. versus Germanic Europe," from noon to 12:50 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, in 319 CBB. Please bring your lunch. Cookies will be provided.

ATHLETIC APPAREL SALE

UNI will hold a sale of used athletic apparel items, such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, jerseys, jackets, etc. The doors open at 8 a.m. and the sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, Feb. 17, in the West Gym. All items will be priced at $5 each. There will be no preview or pre-sales. Payment must be made in cash (good check) on site before removal and all items must be removed by 1 p.m. Parking will be available in the A lot (Latham Lot) west of the West Gym. For more information, call Vince Heuer at 273-3527.

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: CREATING A FACULTY WRITING GROUP

This workshop discusses the benefits of forming writing groups and how a writing group might work for you during and after the path towards tenure. Attend the workshop from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20, in the Elm Room, MAU. The facilitators will be Carissa Froyum and Marybeth Stalp, sociology, anthropology & criminology. This workshop is for untenured faculty only. Refreshments will be provided.

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGNOSIS

Learn about the Small Group Instuctional Diagnosis (SGID) method of course evaluation from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, in the SIAC Conference Room, MAU. SGID uses an outside facilitator to conduct a discussion with students and to provide feedback to the instructor midway through a course. The facilitator will be Deedee Heistad, LAC. Bring your lunch; refreshments will be provided.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

UNI OUTDOORS HAWAII PRESENTATIONNEW

Learn more about UNI Outdoors Hawaii Adventure during an informational presentation at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, in 174 WRC. UNI Outdoors will be exploring Hawaii's big island May 7 through 17. Backpacking, kayaking, snorkeling and surfing are just a few of the adventures planned. For more information, call 273-7164

FREE SCREENINGNEW

Stressed? Anxious? Want information about anxiety? The UNI Counseling Center is offering a free, anonymous anxiety screening Wednesday, Feb. 22, in 103 Student Health Center. Screenings are at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 2 p.m., and take about 30 minutes. No pre-registration required. For more information, contact Gretchen Honsell.

UNI OUTDOORS SPRING BREAK ADVENTURES

No plans for spring break? Join UNI Outdoors on one of two spring break adventures. Choose backpacking in Utah or a multi-sport adventure in Georgia and Florida. Spots are sure to go fast. For more information, call 273-7163.

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.