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Thursday, Feb 23, 2012

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NEWS

FAMILY CAREGIVING-LEAVE CORRECTIONNEW

There were some technical problems in the earlier announcement, along with a slight change made to the presentation. 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. As of Feb. 19, employees have the time card option Family Caregiving Leave, in place of Emergency Leave. For more information and examples of when this leave code would apply, please listen to the online presentation. Additional information, and an accessible script can be found on the Human Resources Services website. For more information, email Therese Callaghan or call 273-6164.

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - DID YOU KNOW? NEW

UNIBusiness alumnus Lois E. Iseminger ('71) donated her personal art collection to the UNI Gallery of Art in 2011. More than 30 pieces from the collection now hang in Curris Business Building.

FACEBOOK CAMPAIGN WINNER NO. 39,000NEW

UNI's Facebook fans reached the 39,000 mark on Feb. 22. The winner is Ryeleigh Lair of Waterloo, who will receive a UNI drawstring bag. 

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES NEWSLETTERNEW

The Student Disability Services February newsletter is published online.

THE GRAFFITONEW

The current issue of The Graffito, the UNI graduate student newsletter, is available online.

SIS CAMPUS SOLUTIONS OUTAGE

The SIS Campus Solutions application will be unavailable due to maintenance from 2 to 6 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 25. This will affect the different 'Center' access in the MyUniverse portal as well as the online application for admission and the public class search functions.

FACTS FOR FACULTY

The Office of Student Financial Aid has released the spring 2012 version of “Facts for Faculty.” Designed for faculty and staff, this edition provides information on the newly revised Satisfactory Academic Progress policy, upcoming changes to the UNIversity Scholarship Application and more.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

INFORMATION SESSION: NSF TUES PROGRAMNEW

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)  will present an information session on the upcoming NSF TUES (Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) grant program from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 1, in the State College Room, MAU. For more information, email Hillery Oberle

UNI WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - FINAL TWO HOME GAMESNEW

The UNI Women's Basketball team will be back in action at 8:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, as they host the Creighton Bluejays for the "Pink Zone" game. There will be a silent auction on the south end of the concourse where fans can bid on items with all proceeds benefitting Colleges Against Cancer. The first 500 fans through the door will receive a free "PINK" commemorative three-point sign. The final regular season home game is at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26, as the team will host the Drake Bulldogs for "Senior Day." All tickets to this game are only $1. At halftime, Granny Basketball will perform. Both games will be played in the McLeod Center. For more information, send an email.

JOB SHADOWING EVENT-MARCH 8NEW

The UNI Educational Talent Search Program (ETS) needs help in providing a job shadowing experience for students from Hoover Middle School in Waterloo. Students will be paired with faculty and staff on campus from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m., Thursday, March 8. The students will ask questions about your position, responsibilities and education. Faculty and staff can join their students for lunch (at no charge) if your schedule allows. If interested in hosting, email Ruthie Stigler by Friday, March 1. If you have questions, call Ruthie Stigler or Melissa Tate at 433-1220.

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR RUTH RATLIFFNEW

A retirement reception to honor Ruth Ratliff, UNI Foundation vice president, will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Georgian Lounge, Commons. There will be a brief program at 4 p.m. Help celebrate Ruth's many years of service to UNI.

GRADUATE COLLEGE BROWN BAG REMINDERNEW

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.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

This semester's Scholatic Book Fair, sponsored by UNI's Student Reading Association, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday Feb. 29 through Thursday March 8 (closed Saturday and Sunday), in the lobby, SEC.

UNI HUNGER GAMES

You asked, and we listened. Rod Library's UNI Hunger Games, to be held from 7 p.m. to midnight, Friday, March 2,  in the Rod Library, are now open to UNI faculty and staff to participate as long as there is at least one UNI student on the team. Faculty and staff may also volunteer to help run the games that evening. For more information, visit the UNI Hunger Games webpage.

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: SERVICE-LEARNING AND STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

A panel of faculty will share what they are doing to involve students in the community and will give tips for getting started in service-learning. Attend this workshop on service-learning and student engagement from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, in 212 SRL. The workshop will be facilitated by Gerri Perreault and co-sponsored by the provost’s office and the American Democracy Project. Refreshments provided.

ANNUAL DEPOSIT AND CASH HANDLING TRAINING

The Annual Deposit and Cash Handling Certification training will be offered by Business Operations from 10 to 11 a.m. or 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28 and Thursday March 1, or from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, March 2. All sessions will be held in the State College Room, MAU. All staff members who handle cash, prepare deposits or reconcile cash deposits should attend. To register, log in to MyUniverse, choose the Work@UNI tab, locate e-Business Resources, and click “Register for Training” and sign-up for the session you want to attend. Seating is limited.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

INTERACTIVE GROUP PERSONAL TRAININGNEW

Ever curious about the workouts trainers do? Want to get ready for the summer months ahead? Join the personal trainers for six weeks of interactive, safe and hassle-free workouts in a group setting starting March 20. Sessions include TRX training or Total Body Conditioning and are available to students, faculty and staff. To sign up or for more information on prices and times, email Erin Nielsen.

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.