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Thursday, Oct 11, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

MAJOR PRODUCTION OUTAGE SCHEDULEDNEW

ITS will do maintenance affecting several key areas from 5 to 7 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13. Due to a required restart of hardware hosting the databases, the following will be unavailable: Cat-ID (CAS, Shibboleth, LDAP), University eBusiness services, University Java and CGI Self-Service Web applications, University eLearning (BB Learn 9 and WebCT) services, Document Imaging services, Production FAMIS outage and the University Student Information System (Campus Solutions Peoplesoft). For more information, contact Nathaniel Petersen.

RESOURCES FOR COMPLETING ANNUAL ASSESSMENT REPORTS NEW

Annual reports of 2011-2012 assessment activities for academic program areas are due to the assessment office by Nov. 1. The assessment website has links to a variety of resources for completing these reports, including advice from faculty who served as assessment associates in spring 2012.

SKYPE USERS TARGETEDNEW

A malicious campaign spamming Skype users and trying to entice them to click a link leading to malware with a message that read, "lol is this your skype profile pic?" The new executable file being distributed doesn't just take over the machine, it also installs a malicious element that specializes in large-scale click fraud. In the second part of the infection, an exploit pushes a piece of ransomware that's designed to encrypt the files stored on the infected computer. For more information, visit this story on the exploit.

EVAC CHAIRS BEING PURCHASED FOR CAMPUSNEW

In an effort to continue to provide safe and accessible services to campus, UNI is in the process of purchasing at least one evac chair for every multi-story academic/administrative building on campus. Some buildings will receive two chairs due to the size of the facility. These new chairs will be identical to those already purchased. Directions for use will be available and public safety officers will be trained.

THINKING INCLUSIVELY AT UNINEW

The UNI Center for Disability Studies in Literacy, Language and Learning will host its second annual Thinking Inclusively at UNI event, "Inclusive Education and the American Dream," at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, with the documentary "Willing and Able," in the GBPAC. A reception will be held prior to the event from 6 to 7 p.m., with a panel discussion to follow. The documentary takes a closer look at the Patrick O'Hearn School in Massachusetts, where one-third of the students have disabilities of some kind. The panel discussion will be hosted by John Doucet, the film's director, and Bill Henderson, author of "The Blind Advantage: How Going Blind Made Me a Stronger Principal and How Including Children with Disabilities Made Our School Better for Everyone."

OPPORTUNITIES

INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS WITH FACULTY/STAFF FULBRIGHT REPRESENTATIVENEW

Andy Riess, from the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Washington, D.C, will be available for individual meetings with UNI faculty and staff to advise on Fulbright programs. Stop by between 9:15 and 11:15 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 10 GIL; no appointment needed.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP, OPPORTUNITY AND AN AMERICAN DREAM PANELNEW

Katherine Cota-Uyar, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurship Center, will moderate a panel on "Entrepreneurship, Opportunity and an American Dream" as part of the Reaching for Higher Ground initiative. Panelists will include Shahina Amin, economics; Therese Kuster, Mudd Advertising; Chris Larimer, political science; John Papajohn, Equity Dynamics and Pappajohn Capital Resources; and Lou Porter, KBBG. The event will take place at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the University Room, MAU and it is free and open to the public.

CHARTING A TAX PATH PRESENTAIONNEW

TIAA CREF's Alicia Waltenberger will present ‘Charting a Tax Path’ on Monday, Oct. 15 in 007 GIL. Registration and a reception will be at 5:30 p.m.; the presentation is from 6 to 7 p.m. Please visit the benefits website for a synopsis and registration information.

THE MAID NARRATIVESNEW

A Reaching Higher Ground presentation, "The Maid Narratives: Black Domestics and White Families in the Jim Crow South," will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, in 2 SAB. Women of the Great Migration from Waterloo who are highlighted in a new book will present their stories. Facilitated by the authors, Charletta Sudduth and Katherine van Wormer.

FULBRIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTSNEW

Visit the international programs' website for information on a German studies seminar taking place June 10 through 19. A new program, "United Kingdom International Education Administrator Seminar" will enable up to 20 higher education administrators to familiarize themselves with the UK’s higher education systems, society and cultures. It will run from Aug. 3 to 23, and has an application deadline of Feb. 1. The 2012-13 Core Fulbright Scholar Program scholar lists are available online. Deadline for institutional proposals is Oct.15.

NEW ACADEMIC POLICIES INFORMATION SESSION

Familiarize yourself with four new academic policies from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Oak Room, MAU. The new policies are: the Student Academic Ethics Policy (a revised policy); Class Attendance and Make-Up Work (a revised policy); Personal Electronic Devices in the Classroom (a new policy); and 12.01 Student Academic Grievance (a revised policy). Gayle Rhineberger-Dunn, Educational Policies Committee, and Mike Licari, academic affairs, will highlight the changes in these policies and answer questions. Contact Susan Hill for more information.

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.