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Thursday, Jan 26, 2012

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NEWS

SPRING COMMENCEMENT UPDATENEW

Spring Commencement for all graduate students will take place at 7 p.m., Friday, May 4. Spring Commencement for all undergraduate students in the College of Education, College of Business Administration and the Division of Continuing Education and Special Programs will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 5. Commencement for all undergraduate students in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences, and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday May 5. All ceremonies will take place in the McLeod Center. 

DIVERSITY TOWN HALL & FAIR

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. 

STUDENT ASSESSMENT OF TEACHING SCORES - AVAILABLE ONLINE

Fall 2011 student assessments of teaching scores are now available. Access is restricted by CatID and password. Faculty and staff can only see their own course summaries. For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Research.

RESIDENT ASSISTANTS ARE CATALYSTS FOR ON-CAMPUS LEARNING AT UNI

Do you know an RA? You might want to congratulate them, once you click here and see the report that summarizes what all 92 UNI RAs did August through October 2011 as catalysts for student learning.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

EARTH WEEK PLANNING MEETINGNEW

The RRTTC is inviting UNI faculty, staff and students to help plan 2012 Earth Week events. The UNI Earth Day celebration on campus will take place Wednesday, April 18. A meeting to discuss possible events will take place at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1, in 115 CEEE. If you can't attend, but have things to share, email them.

2013-14 FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR CORE COMPETITION OPENS FEB. 1NEW

The 2013-14 Fulbright Scholar Core Competition opens Feb. 1. View a list of what was offered for the 2012-13 academic year here. UNI's Office of International Programs can assist with completion of applications.

PARTICIPANTS FROM UNDOING RACISM WORKSHOPSNEW

There will be a brown bag lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Feb. 8, in the Elm Room, MAU, for anyone who attended an Undoing Racism Workshop. This is an opportunity for UNI students, faculty and staff to meet and discuss what was learned at the workshops.

KINDERMUSIK IS NOW ENROLLING FOR SPRING SEMESTER CLASSESNEW

Kindermusik, a part of the UNI Community Music School, will offer a 14-week spring Kindermusik session for little musicians and their caregivers Feb. 6 through May 18. Kindermusik classes include singing, dancing, instrument play-alongs and creative learning to stimulate all areas of child development. Evening and morning classes for infants (ages two to 18 months), toddlers (ages 1.5 to 3.5 years), preschoolers (ages 3.5 to 5.5 years) and multi-age classes for siblings (up through age 7), are available. Classes are held in 30 GBPAC. Please register before Feb. 5. For more information, email Tricia Freeman or call 415-9404.

EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES IN SOUTH KOREANEW

The Study Abroad Center is sponsoring a presentation from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 2, in 009 GIL, on studying abroad in Korea University, Sejong Campus (KU). The exchange program manager for Korea University will visit campus to talk about student and faculty exchange opportunities. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

UNI COFFEEHOUSE SERIES PRESENTS BEN ROSENBUSHNEW

The UNI Campus Activities Board will host Ben Rosenbush, an acoustic artist who specializes in orchestral folk rock. He will perform from 8 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31, in the Hemisphere Lounge behind Chats, MAU.  

JAN. 31 MAP-WORKS SURVEY: HELP FRESHMEN LEARN HOW TO SUCCEEDNEW

Help freshmen learn how to succeed at UNI. Simply encourage them to take the MAP-Works survey that will be sent to them on Jan. 31. Learn about the survey, including the prizes respondents can win.

PRINTER & COPIER PAPERNEW

Campus Supply stocks white recycled copy and printer paper. The cost of the paper is $3.08 per ream delivered to your office. Order today and receive it tomorrow. Please direct Campus Supply questions to 273-2451.

GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE IMPROV COMEDY FROM MINNEAPOLIS

Gay Straight Alliance is an improvisational comedy duo coming to campus at 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26, in Maucker Union. In this award-winning duo, one performer is gay and one is straight. After the show, there will be a question and answer session.

SPSS SHORT COURSE - STATISTICS HELP

A free hands-on course on using SPSS will be held at 9 a.m., Friday, Jan. 27 and 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31, in 110 WRT. The Department of Mathematics provides assistance to faculty, staff and students through its Statistical Consulting Lab. For more information, contact Mark Jacobson

FAREWELL RECEPTION

Brent Ascher is leaving the Department of Residence at the end of this month. A farewell reception will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30, in the Piazza meeting room, Redeker Center. Come wish him good luck in the future.

CLUBS/MEETINGS

CEDAR VALLEY DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS BOOK CLUBNEW

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discovery Diversity Discuss book group will meet at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, at the UNI Museum to discuss "City of Veils: A Novel" by Zoe Ferrais. The brutal killing of a woman must be solved in a land where there is secrecy surrounding all women. All are welcome to attend.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

BE GOOD TO YOUR HEART SPECIALNEW

February is American Heart Month and a great time to recognize how hard your heart works for you. Schedule a Fitness Assessment between Feb. 13 and 24 for the discounted price of $15. Fitness assessments include resting heart rate, blood pressure, measurements, body composition, strength, cardiovascular and flexibility tests. For more information or to sign up, contact Erin Nielsen.

WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN - FIT OVER 40NEW

Learn to develop an exercise program tailored to your body, goals and lifestyle. The Fit Over 40 workshop is available to students, faculty, staff and spouses and will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, in 204 WRC.  The cost is $15.  For more information or to sign up, contact Erin Nielsen

FREE ONE-TIME DROP IN FOR FITNESS CLASSESNEW

Want to give a group fitness class a try? Drop into one of the following classes for a free, one-time visit to try out the class: Spin: Sec.04, Ultimate X - Training: Sec.18 or 19; Hydro-Fit: Sec.35 or 37; Ultimate H2O X-Training: Sec.38; Aqua Zumba: Sec.39; Total Sculpt & Tone: Sec. 41; Machines, Muscles, & More: Sec. 45, 46, 47, 48; Pilates: Sec. 64 or 65. This offer is only available for the classes listed above. If you like the class and would like to keep attending, register online or stop in 101 WRC. or pick up a brochure to see more details about each of these classes.

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.