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Thursday, Jan 12, 2012

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NEWS

DIVERSITY TOWN HALL & FAIR NEW

Under the sponsorship of the President's Diversity Council, the annual Town Hall Meeting on Diversity will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Commons Ballroom.  A Diversity Fair will be held prior to the Town Hall Meeting from 1 to 2 p.m., in the Georgian Lounge and Porch. Heather Hackman from St. Cloud University will be the guest speaker. A detailed agenda will be shared with campus prior to the meeting. 

UNI ONLINE READER SURVEYNEW

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SEVERE WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTSNEW

Announcements regarding cancellation of classes and/or reduced university operations are made via UNI Alert, local radio and TV stations, the UNI home page and Facebook. The local TV stations also list closings and delays on their websites. See the UNI resources site for more weather information.

FACULTY NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR VERIDIAN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARDSNEW

UNI and Veridian Credit Union are seeking nominations for the 2012 Community Engagement Awards to recognize the outstanding contributions of UNI faculty members to the community through research and/or teaching. Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 17.

DIVERSITY - DID YOU KNOW?NEW

UNI's College of Business Administration has established a diversity task force with a primary mission of increasing diversity-related awareness, knowledge and skills for all UNIBusiness faculty, staff and students. The first event for the diversity task force will be organizing the Diversity Case Competition which will take place late January.

STUDENT NEWSNEW

Read this week's MyUNIverse News.

FACULTY AWARDS – NOMINATION REMINDER

Nominations for the Distinguished Scholar Award and the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award are due by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17 to the Graduate College in 110 LNG. 

UNI UP CLOSE

Admitted transfer students and freshmen have been invited to attend UNI Up Close, on Friday, Feb. 17 and 24. Register your department and/or organization to participate in academic workshops, open houses and the exploring majors/student activity fair. There are three links to click on at the bottom of the website.

FALL GRADUATION FACULTY COMMENCEMENT APPAREL

Please return all rental apparel to the Office of the Registrar, 115 GIL, as soon as possible. It must be returned to the rental company. Contact Tricia Johnson Welter if you have questions, at 273-6801.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

5TH INTERNATIONAL INDONESIA FORUMNEW

The Fifth International Indonesia Forum, co-sponsored by Yale University and Gadjah Mada University,"Between the Mountain and the Sea: Positioning Indonesia," will take place July 9 and 10, at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. As an interdisciplinary conference bringing together scholars from Indonesia and other nations, the forum seeks to provide a platform for scholars who follow developments in Indonesia to discuss the various ways and contexts by which the state, scholars, individuals, civil society organizations and other interest groups have recreated, redefined or re-imagined Indonesia's past, present and future. Papers that deal with the various aspects of positioning Indonesia in the global or regional stage are welcome. Regrettably, no funding is available from OIP to support attendance.

OSHA BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN TRAINING OFFEREDNEW

This 50-minute training is required for all students completing field experiences in any pre-K through 12 school setting. The training is free and open to anyone. The last session offered is at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, in 244/245 SEC. No registration is required. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education.

MANDATORY REPORTERS OF CHILD ABUSE TRAININGNEW

A training session for Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20, in 246 SEC. All teacher education students must complete this training before starting Level II (200:128) Field Experience at Malcolm Price Laboratory School. This training session is free, open to anyone, and there is no preregistration. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education. For more information, email  Melissa Heston or call 273-2236.

LEARN MORE ABOUT USING GMAILNEW

To learn more about using Gmail, check out the online tutorials. Login with your Cat ID. Many topics are covered including searching messages, organizing messages with labels and chatting with others. Most segments are one to two minutes in length.

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 Tuesday, Jan. 17. Deans will forward names for consideration to the Graduate College by 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30.

ONE-TO-ONE COMPUTING FOR INCREASED LEARNING WEBINAR

ITS-Educational Technology invites you to participate in a webinar on One-to-One Computing from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12. A team of educators from Auburn Junior High School in Auburn, Ala. will be guest panelists. Auburn JHS is showcased by Intel for its successful implementation of one-to-one computing in a student-centered environment.

A TRIBUTE TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

The Center for Multicultural Education (CME) will host Ellis Cose in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Cose will speak about his newest book, "The End of Anger: A New Generation's Take on Race and Rage," at 7 p.m.,  Monday, Jan. 16, in the CME.  Prior to the event, there will be a book discussion at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the CME.  For more information, contact the CME.

GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO GET TO KNOW COLLEAGUES

Student Affairs (and other UNI) faculty and staff are invited to "You 'n I: The Diversity Shuffle," from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17. In a fun, speed dating-like format, you will get to know 10 colleagues while learning about individual and cultural differences. Spaces are limited.

UNI WOMEN'S BASKETBALL "DOLLAR NIGHT" - JAN. 12

The UNI Women's Basketball team is inviting all UNI faculty and staff to the UNI vs. Indiana State game at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, in the McLeod Center. Tickets are only $1. Bring your family or friends and support UNI Women's Basketball. For more information, call Eric Hrubes at 273-3860.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

WANT TO BE A PERSONAL TRAINER? NEW

Looking to build your resume, develop communication and people skills and gain valuable work experience? Sign up for the WRS Personal Training instructor course.  An informational meeting will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27, in 155 WRC, and classes begin Monday, Jan. 30. To enroll or for more information, contact Kristy Leen or Erin Nielsen.

MASSAGE THERAPY OUTREACH SERVICES ON CAMPUSNEW

Wellness and Recreation Services is offering massage therapy services by a licensed massage therapist in various campus locations. Chair massages are 10 minutes for $10 on a drop-in basis, paid by u-bill charge or payroll deduction. These are offered Mondays, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the WRC Lobby;  Tuesdays, in the SEC Lobby; most Wednesdays in Maucker Union; Thursdays in the Piazza Dining Center; and Fridays in the Gilchrist Lobby, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact Kathy Green at 273-6921.

INTUITIVE EATING WORKSHOP NEW

This six-week workshop is especially designed for the chronic dieter. Particpants will learn how to reject the diet mentality, deal with emotional eating, honor hunger, stop eating when satisfied and normalize the relationship with food. For more information or to register, email Joan Thompson or call 273-2137.

FITNESS FOR THE NEW YEARNEW

Wellness & Recreation Services offers a personal training program for students, faculty, staff and spouses. Hiring a personal trainer is a valuable tool to improve your health and fitness. You'll receive a program tailored to your goals, along with motivation and accountability. There are a variety of sessions to meet your needs. For more information or to enroll, contact Kristy Leen or Erin Nielsen.

FOCUS ON FITNESS WORKSHOP

Want to begin an exercise program, but don't know where or how to start? Focus on Fitness workshop will teach you the basics of an exercise program and how to design your own plan based on your specific goals. The workshop will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, in 204 WRC. Cost is $15. Available to students, faculty, staff and spouses. To sign up or for more information, contact Erin Nielsen.

WELLNESS & RECREATION SERVICES E-NEWSLETTER

The Wellness & Recreation Services January e-newsletter is available online. Follow the link on the home page to check out updates on important WRS events and programs along with wellness tips and articles.

WRS FIT PLAN PACKAGE DEAL

The WRS Fit Plan package includes two fitness assessments and the Focus on Fitness Workshop, from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24. Fitness assessments include: resting blood pressure, heart rate, measurements and body composition, cardiovascular (run, walk, bike) and strength and flexibility testing. Sign up for all three events and the cost is $40 (purchased individually all three are $53). To sign up or for more information, contact Erin Nielsen.

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS OVER MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BIRTHDAY WEEKEND

There will be no special vacation loans over the weekend. Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to closing time, at which time service desks close and the doors are locked. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID. For more information, visit Rod Library.

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.