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Thursday, Feb 9, 2012

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NEWS

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - DID YOU KNOW? NEW

The UNI MBA program is celebrating ten years in Hong Kong. Since it began, more than 40 faculty members have taught in Hong Kong and more than 160 students -- from countries all over the world -- have graduated from the program. 

BLOGS ADDED TO SOCIAL MEDIA @ UNINEW

University Relations asked UNI faculty and staff to provide links to their professional blogs. A blog section has been created at the Social Media @ UNI site. To be added to this site, please contact Liz Conklin.

MAJOR OUTAGE TO THE STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

The following SIS applications are going to be unavailable for system maintenance from 6 to 8 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 11: the SIS CRM application, MyUNIverse portal and SIS Campus Solutions System. This includes the online application for admission and the schedule of classes.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

VIDEO CONFERENCE WITH EDUCATION ADVOCATE LINDA DARLING-HAMMOND NEW

UNI's Center for Multicultural Education (CME) is hosting Linda Darling-Hammond from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, at two locations: the libraries at Malcolm Price Laboratory School and Lincoln Elementary School, in Waterloo. She is the Charles Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University and co-director of the School Redesign Network. Along with her opinions on education, Darling-Hammond will also speak about the Waterloo and Cedar Falls Community school districts. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NEW

The federal government is one of the largest employers in the U.S. With a unique hiring process, getting hired for a government job creates challenges not faced in other fields. Learn about available job opportunities, job search strategies and federal resumes at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, in 009 GIL. For more information, contact Isabela Varela.

13TH ANNUAL CEDAR VALLEY CONFERENCE ON HUMAN RIGHTSNEW

The 13th Annual Cedar Valley Conference on Human Rights will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday Feb. 17, at Allen College. Registration fee of $30 includes breakfast and lunch. A registration brochure is available here. UNI is a co-sponsor.

HEALTHY COOKING DEMONSTRATION: SMALL CHANGES COUNTNEW

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.

FREE BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILE

A Blood Chemistry Profile screening will be held from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, in Rod Library. Employees enrolled in a university health insurance plan are eligible for one free BCP per academic year. Spouses and UNI students may sign up for a $20 fee. Contact Human Resources at 273-2423 to schedule an appointment.

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: 'HELP! MY STUDENTS WON’T TALK IN CLASS'

Learn strategies for promoting class discussions that facilitate learning from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, in the Oak Room, MAU. The facilitator will be Susan Hill. Bring your lunch; refreshments will be provided. 

DONATE CHILDREN'S BOOKS AT THE FEB. 11 UNI MEN'S BASKETBALL GAME

Support the Cedar Valley United Way's "I Can Read" project by bringing a new or gently used children's book to the UNI vs. Illinois men's basketball game at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, in the McLeod Center. The "I Can Read" project supports literacy efforts with local youth. The UNI campus community and its partners donated 765 books to "I Can Read" earlier this fall. Help with UNI's final push to collect books for kids this weekend. If you would like to donate, but can't make it to the game, email Jess Betts or call 273-2761 to arrange for a pick up.

SAE BLOOD DRIVE

The American Red Cross and Sigma Alpha Epsilon will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Commons Ballroom. For an appointment, sign up in Maucker Union between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Feb. 8, 9 or 13 or call 1-800-RED CROSS. Come save a life this Valentine's Day.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

UNI OUTDOORS SPRING BREAK ADVENTURESNEW

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.

ADDITIONAL SPINNERCISE CLASS NOW AVAILABLE

Due to popular demand for group fitness spin classes, a class has been added beginning at 12:05 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, in 85 WRC. The class is 50 minutes. Try one session for free or register online or in 101 WRC for section 4.

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.