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Thursday, Mar 22, 2012

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NEWS

UNI RESPONSE TO AAUPNEW

UNI sent a formal response to the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), following their inquiry into UNI's procedures regarding recent academic program changes. View the response online.

GOVERNOR'S STEM ADVISORY COUNCIL CAMPUS UPDATENEW

A Governor's STEM Advisory Council update meeting will be held from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, in the University Room, MAU. The meeting is hosted by Jeff Weld, the council's executive director and head of IMSEP. Attend the meeting and learn about opportunities to get involved. Send an email to RSVP. Cookies and coffee will be provided.

UPDATE - UNIVERSITY PRINT SERVICES CLOSINGNEW

Due to ongoing budget challenges, UNI Print Services will close in April. The last date to submit a print or photocopy job has been extended to Friday, March 30. The university is in the process of selecting an outside preferred vendor for copying and printing services formerly provided on campus. Details about the selected vendor and exclusive pricing will be shared in the next week. University Relations is committed to making this as seamless a transition as possible. Departments needing assistance with printing and copy jobs, should contact UR at 273-2761. UR will continue to process orders for business cards, letterhead and envelopes. For more information, contact UR at 273-2761.

NEW DATA ON CRITICAL THINKING AND UNI SENIORSNEW

According to the Proficiency Profile Item Information Report, what items related to critical thinking did recent UNI seniors most often miss? The answer -- those dealing with determining relevance of information. View reports online by clicking on the Proficiency Profile. The Proficiency Profile will be administered March 25 through April 8 to seniors; updated reports will be available in May.

GPS DEVICE AVAILABLE WITH UNI MOTOR POOL RENTAL VEHICLESNEW

Motor pool has a GPS device for rent with the UNI motor pool rental vehicles at $5 per reservation. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be reserved when making a vehicle reservation through motor pool. For more information, call 273-2610 or send an email.

SUSTAINABILITY AT UNI - DID YOU KNOW?NEW

During 2011, UNI recycled the following materials from academic buildings with City Carton: 243.14 tons of mixed office paper and 210.35 tons of cardboard. Items recycled at the Panther Parkway substation include: 157.55 tons of paper, 115 tons of cardboard, more than 50 tons of plastic, 23 tons of glass, almost 14 tons of tin and 3 tons of plastic bags. 

BUSY DAY IN MAUCKER UNION DUE TO HIGH SCHOOL SPEECH CONTEST

The Iowa High School Speech Contest on Monday, March 26, will bring approximately 1,000 people to the retail operations in the Maucker Union, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Due to the increased number of patrons, lines will be longer and seating space will be limited. Thank you to our current customers for your continued patronage and understanding.

TEACHER EDUCATION ON FACEBOOK

The Office of Teacher Education now has a page on Facebook. This site will be used to post current announcements related to all aspects of the teacher education program. "Like us" to get updates and other information in real time.

UNI BIKE SURVEY ON MYUNIVERSE MARCH 18-29

The UNI Cycling Club and Sustainable Tourism and Environment Program want to assess opinions and attitudes on bicycling conditions at UNI, while identifying potential areas for future planning and improvement. The survey can be found under the Life@UNI tab on MyUNIverse through March 29.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

OSP NIH PROPOSAL WORKSHOP APRIL 6NEW

Faculty and staff interested in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a grant funding opportunity are invited to OSP's NIH Proposal Workshop, from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, April 6, in the Presidential Room, MAU. The workshop will include a review and discussion of recent UNI NIH proposals, as well as updates on NIH programs relevant to UNI researchers. Workshop materials will be provided in advance; email Hillery Oberle to RSVP. 

UNIBUSINESS-JOHN DEERE SUPPLY CHAIN FORUMNEW

UNIBusiness will host the second UNIBusiness-John Deere Supply Chain Forum on Thursday, March 29. The event is an industry-academic partnership, designed to give supply-chain professionals and UNI faculty and students an opportunity to share industry best practices and network, while showcasing the talent within the UNI Supply Chain and Operations Management program. Featured speakers are Jacqui Gavin, deputy head of global logistics for International Medical Corps and Matt Natvig, manager of logistics for John Deere Waterloo Works. Register online

EDUCATING EDUCATORS ABOUT THE LGBTQMMUNITY CONFERENCENEW

The "Educating Educators about the LGBTQmmunity Conference" is open to UNI pre-service teachers, UNI teacher educators and UNI students. The conference will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about creating an inclusive and unbiased lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning classroom environment. Join the Multicultural Teaching Alliance (MTA) and UNI Proud from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 31, in SEC. Dwight Watson, dean of the College of Education, will kick off the conference, followed by two workshops and a media presentation and panel. The workshops will provide information that is applicable to elementary, middle, secondary and college-level classrooms. There will also be free food and door prizes.  For more information, send an email.

FREEDOM WEEK: A UNI MOVEMENT TO FIGHT MODERN-DAY SLAVERYNEW

The week of March 25 through 29 is Freedom Week, a week-long initiative to grow awareness about and fight modern-day slavery. Freedom week is hosted by various Christian student organizations in partnership with the broader UNI campus community. 

RETIREMENT OPEN HOUSE FOR MARY ANN HESSENEW

The Graduate College will honor Mary Ann Hesse at a retirement open house from 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, March 29, in 110 LNG. Stop by and wish Mary Ann well in her retirement after 40 years of service to UNI.

UNI FACULTY OR STAFF MEMBERS ORIGINALLY FROM CHINA

The Office of International Programs has been asked to host a delegation from Cedar Falls’ new sister city Liabin City, China, in April. If you are a UNI faculty or staff member originally from China and would be interested in participating in this visit, email Nadia Korobova.

KAPPA DELTA PI T-SHIRT SALENEW

T-shirts, sweatshirts, scrubs and other items will be available at the KDP Education Honor Society sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, March 27 and 28, in the lobby, SEC. Many items have special sale prices. Proceeds will benefit KDP's educational and service projects.

ALPHA DELTA PI SPAGHETTI DINNERNEW

Join the ladies of Alpha Delta Pi from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 29, at St. Stephens Church, for all-you-can-eat spaghetti, raffle baskets, balloon twister, games and a spaghetti-eating contest. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children ages six through 12; children five and under are free. Buy your tickets before the event and you'll recieve a free raffle ticket. Prices at the door are $7 and $5. Proceeds benefit The Ronald McDonald House Charities.

FIFTH ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

The Fifth Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium will be held on Tuesday, March 27. Poster presentations are scheduled from noon to 2 p.m., in the Ballroom, MAU. Oral presentations will be held from noon to 3 p.m. in the lower level meeting rooms, MAU. The creative performances are scheduled from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Davis Hall, GBPAC.

THE SIXTH ANNUAL 10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

The 10-Minute Play Festival features six original short plays written, directed and performed entirely by UNI students. Performances range from wildly funny to stunningly poignant and are at 9 p.m., March 24 and at 4 p.m., March 25, in the Bertha Martin Theater, SWT. Admission is $5.

SIXTH ANNUAL GRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM IN THE HUMANITIES

The College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences will present its Sixth Annual Graduate Research Symposium in the Humanities at noon, Friday, March 23, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Gregory Semenza, author of "Graduate Study for the 21st Century: How to Build an Academic in the Humanities," will deliver a keynote address at 12:15 p.m., and will be followed by presentations of research from seven graduate students representing communication studies and languages and literatures. Awards will be announced by Joel Haack at 5:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, email Samuel Gladden or call 273-5437.

'MOVING ON' STAGED READING & TALKBACK

"Moving On" by UNI senior Andrea Morris, is a play about a woman struggling to recover from an incident with a dangerous man and the affect her recovery has on the people in her life. Performances are at 7 p.m., March 24 and at 2 p.m., March 25, in the Bertha Martin Theater, SWT. Free admission.

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: MINIMIZING ADVERSIVES

B.F. Skinner once said that students spend their entire education avoiding adversives, situations that they find unpleasant or painful. This workshop, "Minimizing Adversives," focuses on how behavior modification techniques can help create a positive classroom environment. Attend the workshop from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, March 23, in the CME. The facilitator will be Otto MacLin. Bring your lunch; refreshments provided. 

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

DESK-EXERCISE AND STRETCHING WORKSHOP

Do you have a sedentary job? Feel stressed and have pain from sitting all day? Attend a desk-exercise and stretching workshop to learn exercises and stretches to take charge of your health and reduce the effects of a sedentary job. The workshop will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, in the WRC and is available to students, faculty, staff and spouses. Cost is $15. To sign up or for more information, 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.