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Thursday, Nov 3, 2011

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NEWS

CSBS 'KUDOS' AVAILABLE ONLINE NEW

The most recent edition of CSBS "Kudos” is now available online. “Kudos,” published twice every semester, highlights the accomplishments of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences in teaching, scholarship and service.

HOLIDAY REDUCED HOURSNEW

Information pertaining to the holiday reduced operations from Monday, Dec. 26, through Monday, Jan. 2, is available at www.uni.edu/hrs/news/reducedoperations.shtml.

COE - DID YOU KNOW?NEW

Serving Iowa in one year, College of Education faculty and students contributed $24,494,784 to Iowa’s government and non-profit organizations. This service impact includes student teaching, student and faculty outreach, grants and contracts, volunteer hours and professional training.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

Bob Frederick, career services, was quoted in a story in the International Business Times:  http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/240648/20111031/career-experts-job-sites-won-t-likely.htm.

Fred Abraham, economics, was quoted in the Des Moines Register: http://preview.tinyurl.com/3mktpp3

PRESIDENT'S HIGHER EDUCATION COMMUNITY SERVICE HONOR ROLL

The university intends to apply for inclusion in this year’s President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service in Washington, D.C. UNI was awarded the distinction of "Honor Roll Member" in 2008, 2009 and 2010. In light of that recognition and consistent with the new strategic plan, faculty and staff are asked to complete the community service projects inventory at http://www.ir.uni.edu/surveys/communityservice/ by Friday, Nov. 11. Contact Pat Geadelmann at Patricia.Geadelmann@uni.edu with general questions and Scott Busche at Scott.Busche@uni.edu with technical questions.

STORY IDEAS NEEDED

The Office of University Relations is always seeking story ideas to share with reporters and to use in university communications. UR is specifically interested in highlighting stories about academic programs, certain trends, student and faculty research projects and other success stories.  Please send ideas for consideration to stacey.christnsen@uni.edu by Thursday, Nov. 10. 

DONATE CHILDREN'S BOOKS TO 'I CAN READ' PROJECTNEW

In conjunction with UNI's United Way campaign, the UNI United Way Committee invites faculty and staff to support the Cedar Valley United Way's "I CAN READ" project by donating new or gently used children's books to support literacy efforts with community youth. Books will be collected through Dec. 1, at drop boxes at the following locations: 27 GIL, 117 ITTC, 10 Redeker Center, 150A SEC, Rod Library and the lobby outside 103 E. Bartlett. If you'd like to donate, but can't make it to a drop-off location, contact Jess.Betts@uni.edu or call 273-2761 to arrange for a pick up.

ANNUAL FACULTY AND STAFF CAMPAIGN

Gifts to the Faculty and Staff Campaign allow UNI employees to make an impact in the area of their choice. Why does Juli Gassman, HPELS, support the campaign? Find out here

E-BUSINESS SECOND OUTAGE

To complete the e-Business upgrade, the second e-Business outage will be from 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4 until 7 a.m.,Tuesday, Nov. 8. The system will not be available the entire weekend and all day Monday. If you need additional assistance, contact the Computer Consulting Center (CCC) at 273-5555. The CCC is located in 36 ITTC. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/alerts/maintenance/2011-11-04/e-business-outage.

TIMECARDS - E-BUSINESS OUTAGE

Due to the e-Business outage scheduled from 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4, through 7 a.m.,  Tuesday, Nov. 8, payroll recommends timecards be submitted and approved by 5 p.m., Nov. 4, where possible. All student and hourly staff timecards should be submitted and approved by Thursday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. to be processed for student payday on Wednesday, Nov. 16 and the Nov. 30 payday for faculty and staff. Payroll encourages employees and supervisors to coordinate timecard submission to avoid time outs on Nov. 8 and Nov. 9. Time out schedules can be viewed at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/ebusiness/timeout_schedules.shtml. Contact Sherri Baldwin at 273-2656 or Amy Stanbrough at 273-7049 with any questions.

E-BUSINESS USER GROUP MEETING

A users group meeting to discuss the e-Business upgrade scheduled Nov. 4 through 8 will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, in 109 CME.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT - SMOOTHING THE TENURE TRACKNEW

Get tips for attaining tenure from successful UNI faculty with administrative experience at 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, in the Elm Room, MAU. This event is sponsored by the UNI United Faculty - American Association of University Professors (AAUP). Panel members will include Betty DeBerg, philosophy and world religions; Kim MacLin, psychology; Steve Taft, theatre; and Cathy DeSoto, UF-AAUP president. 

WORKSHOPS FOR THOSE WHO ASSIST STUDENTS WITH CLASS REGISTRATIONNEW

Instructor-led, hands-on training sessions will be offered for anyone who wants to become familiar with the student registration process. Learn to use the planner and shopping cart features, and how to complete registration administrative tasks. Several times are available through Nov. 9. Please access the registration link to see times, dates and location. Contact Rachel Jones at rachel.jones@uni.edu if you have any questions.

COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARSNEW

The first in a series of scholarly networking events will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday Nov. 4, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Come for informal networking or join a group discussion. November’s group discussion topic is Research Capacity Building at UNI. Refreshments will be provided; no RSVP required. November’s event is sponsored by the College of Business Administration. For more information, email sarah.bridges@uni.edu.

UNI ELEARNING TIP: DEVELOPING THE SAME CONTENT FOR MULTIPLE COURSE SECTIONS

If you have multiple eLearning sections that contain the same content, you’ll want to take advantage of some of the Bb Learn 9 features that prevent you from completely having to duplicate your efforts. Learn more at http://www.uni.edu/elearning/faculty-resource/tips/developing-same-content-multiple-course-sections.

THERE IS STILL TIME TO SUBMIT AN EVENT FOR 2011 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK

Events may include, but are not limited to: information tables, information sessions, lectures, discussion panels, international movies, conversation tables, presentations, etc. To submit an event, email Kristen Hora (oipevents@uni.edu) by the end of the week with the following: title of event, brief description, preferable date and time and contact person.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EXPORT CONTROLS?

Training for faculty and staff on the Export Control laws will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the Elm Room, MAU. These laws govern the sharing of information, equipment, software or knowledge with people from other countries. Individuals involved with sensitive technical research, special software or equipment or international activities are encouraged to attend. RSVP by Nov. 7 to anita.gordon@uni.edu.

FACULTY TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION WEEK SCHEDULED FOR JAN. 3-6

Special educational technology workshops, with an emphasis on integration strategies, are scheduled for Jan. 3 through 6. Anticipated topics include Bb Learn 9, lecture capture, webinar technology, video conferencing, mobile learning, Google tools and more. There will also be special work sessions with educational technology staff present. More details to come.

HONORING DIVERSITY AND EQUITY IN TODAY'S MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE CLASSROOM

"Fair is Not Equal - Honoring Diversity and Equity in Today's Mathematics & Science Classroom" is the first Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program-sponsored webinar to be offered at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, in 134 ITTC. Join the discussion or watch and post questions online at http://univnia.adobeconnect.com/noyce/. This is the first of three webinars to be offered in the 2011-2012 school year. For more information, contact Jennifer Crumly at noyce@uni.edu.

TAKE UNI DINING SURVEY, ENTER DRAWING FOR DINING DOLLARS

What is your opinion of UNI campus restaurants and convenience stores? Take the annual dining services satisfaction survey at www.uni.edu/dor. The access number is 124 followed by your university ID number. The survey takes approximately four minutes. You can evaluate one or more venues and return to the survey site throughout this week. Participants also can enter a drawing for $50 Dining Dollars.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

EXPRESS WORKOUT WORKSHOPNEW

Do you have a busy schedule and can't find time to workout? Attend the Express Workout Workshop from 6 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30, in 204 WRC. Participants will gain knowledge on how to get a great workout in a limited amount of time by using precise exercise formats. The workshop is available to students, faculty, staff and spouses. To sign up or for more information, contact Erin Nielsen at enielsen@uni.edu.

NEED SOME INNER PEACE? WALK THE LABYRINTH

Walk the labyrinth anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Central Ballroom B, MAU. The labyrinth is in the form of a circle with a meandering but purposeful path leading from the edge to the center. While walking the labyrinth, one may feel joy in slowing down the pace of life, finding peace, insight, reflection, creativity, relaxation and wisdom. For more information, contact Joan Thompson at joan.thompson@uni.edu or 273-2137.

FITNESS ASSESSMENT

Interested in your current fitness level? Want to establish training options and identify fitness goals? Sign up for a fitness assessment. Assessment includes testing your resting blood pressure and heart rate, body composition and measurements, cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and flexibility. Fitness assessments are available to faculty, staff and students at the discounted rate of $15. Fitness assessments take approximately one hour. Times available are 9:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 2 and 3:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday; or by appointment. To sign up or for more information, contact Erin Nielsen at enielsen@uni.edu.

DINING SPECIALS

EATIN' YOUR WAY ACROSS THE USA

The Piazza Dining Center will host the event, "Eatin' Your Way Across the USA!" from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3.  Enjoy special menu items such as Chicago-style pizza, Philly cheese steak sandwiches, Louisiana Jambalaya and Boston Creme Pie. Use your meal plan, charge to your u-bill, dining dollars or cash. 

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.