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Thursday, Nov 8, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICYNEW

The Equal Opportunity Policy has been revised.  www.uni.edu/policies/1303 Changes reflect the requirement that the university designate a Title IX officer to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and coordinate the response to related matters. In addition, it's required that the name of the Title IX officer and corresponding information be included in all major publications. For more information, contact Leah Gutknechtleah.gutknecht@uni.edu

VIOLENT INCIDENT DEFENSE STRATEGIES (V.I.D.S.)

UNI Police will host V.I.D.S. training sessions starting Nov. 1, in the State College Room, MAU. V.I.D.S. training is designed to help individuals increase their decision-making ability and chances of surviving an active-shooter or violent incident. All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend. Register for training online. http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/pubsaf/vids.shtml Contact Lt. Joe Tyler joseph.tyler@uni.edu or Officer Chad Walderbach chad.walderbach@uni.edu for additional information.

OPPORTUNITIES

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK, NOV. 12 THROUGH 16NEW

International Education Week (IEW), Nov. 12 through 16, is a week-long celebration of the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. The week's events allow UNI students, faculty and staff to experience other culture’s music, movies, food, traditions, sports and more. There will be an IEW kick-off event at noon, Monday, Nov. 12, in the Ballroom, MAU. There will be a drawing for a $100 scholarship for an American student and a $100 scholarship for an international student who attend the kickoff. A complete schedule of events is online.  http://www.uni.edu/internationalprograms/

VETERAN'S DAY SPECIAL AT RETAIL DINING LOCATIONSNEW

Friday, Nov. 9, all campus retail dining venues will honor Veteran's Day by giving away free food to anyone who has served in the U.S. Military. Visit Prexy's, Chats, Essentials, 23rd Street Market or Biscotti's for further details on items at each location. Vets must show proof of military service at time of visit.

PANEL DISCUSSION ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCENEW

In 2010 there were 480 enrolled international students studying at UNI. Many international students feel invisible because few people outside of this experience understand how it feels. International students who have made friends with students from the host culture have reported greater academic and better adjustment overall. Master of social work students will host a discussion of what it means to be an international student at UNI from noon to 2 p.m., Nov. 13, in the Oak Room, MAU.

A WOMAN'S GUIDE TO SAVING AND INVESTING

The TIAA-CREF Financial Essentials workshop, "She's Got It: A Woman's Guide to Saving and Investing," will be offered Monday, Nov. 12. For details and registration information, visit the Human Resource website. http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/news/documents/TIAACREF_Nov12_WomenGuide.pdf

VOLUNTARY GROUP LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE

UNI is now offering a new employee benefit, Voluntary Group Long-Term Care Insurance. The enrollment period is Oct. 22 through Nov. 30. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn what long-term care insurance can do to help protect your financial future. Eligible employees can now get this coverage at competitive group rates. Visit the Human Resource Services website for additional information. (http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/)

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.