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Thursday, Oct 13, 2011

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NEWS

CORRECTION: MEET THE PRES EVENT WILL BE HELD OCT. 20NEW

All Professional & Scientific (P&S) and Supervisory and Confidential Merit employees are invited to the P&S Council's Annual Meet the Pres event. The date and location have changed. The event will be from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, in the University Room, MAU. The program will include an address by President Allen, recognition of the 2011 Regents Staff Excellence Award recipients, and a UNI spirit presentation. Special entertainment will be provided by the UNI Marching Band. Staff are welcome to bring their lunch. Complimentary dessert will be provided.

UNI'S STEM INITIATIVES TO BE FEATURED ON DISCOVERY CHANNELNEW

UNI's work in STEM education will be featured in a special edition of the Profiles Series. The program will air on the Discovery Channel at 6 a.m. Central Daylight Time, Friday, Oct. 21. The segment also will be broadcast via syndication in the top 50 U.S. television markets and overseas on Voice of America TV. For more information and to see the videos, visit www.uni.edu/provost/.

ANONYMOUS REPORTING IS AVAILABLE NEW

UNI has selected EthicsPoint to provide for the anonymous and confidential reporting of financial misconduct that may involve criminal, unethical, or otherwise inappropriate behavior, in violation of university policy or state law. Individuals may file a report on this EthicsPoint website at https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/en/report_custom.asp?clientid=10957 or by calling EthicsPoint toll-free at 866-ETHICP (866-384-4277). Reports submitted through EthicsPoint will be handled as promptly, discreetly and carefully as possible.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

A survey conducted by UNI's Center for Social and Behavioral Research received much media attention, including the Chicago Tribune. http://preview.tinyurl.com/3tltcg9

UNIVERSITY RELATIONS - DID YOU KNOW?NEW

UNI's main Facebook page has been redesigned.  A landing page has been added with links to the university calendar of events, dining center menus, a Fun Stuff page (highlighting UNI traditions, downloadable wallpaper, the UNI Fight Song) and a Welcome page. 

UNI I AM A HERONEW

The Northern Iowa Student Government is recognizing UNI heroes in a new online segment, "UNI I Am A Hero." NISG will recognize UNI students, faculty and staff who are making a positive difference in their community. To nominate someone, send a brief statement about why you are nominating them to nisg@uni.edu. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/nisg/news/uni-am-hero/1536. Visit www.uni.edu/nisg every Tuesday to see each week's winner.

AMERICA RECYCLES DAY

America Recycles Day is Tuesday, Nov. 15. The Recycling & Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC) will share recycling information from noon to 4 p.m., in Maucker Union. America Recycles Day reminds individuals to promote recycling at work and at home. RRTTC staff will be out and about on campus looking to reward people they find recycling on America Recycles Day.

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES NEWSLETTER

The Student Disability Services October newsletter is available at http://www.uni.edu/sds/FacultyStaffNewsletter.shtml.

UNI-UNITIED FACULTY PROFILED IN ACADEME

Check out the current issue of the American Association of University Professors flagship publication ACADEME, which features the UNI United Faculty-AAUP. To read about the UNI chapter's strategies for effectively representing its members, visit http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/academe/2011/SO/chap/uni.htm.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

MONSTERS IN THE CLOSET

October is domestic/dating violence awareness month. Many have witnessed intimate partner violence first-hand and many have not. Regardless, everyone suffers from the effects of this epidemic. This month, take two and a half minutes to learn more at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=367JvtoTm34. Together we can break the silence. For more information or support, visit http://www.uni.edu/violenceservices or http://www.seedsofhopeiowa.com.

HRS HOSTING SPEAKER TO RAISE UNDERSTANDING OF SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE BENEFITSNEW

UNI Human Resource Services will host Joseph Carillo, claims representative for the Social Security Administration, for a seminar on Social Security and Medicare benefits. The seminar will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, in the CME, MAU. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch to the session.

IN-SERVICE OPPORTUNITY -- TECHNOLOGY-ENHANCED, BLENDED, AND ONLINE INSTRUCTION -- BEST PRACTICESNEW

Save the date for the annual distance and blended learning conference on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Rhonda Spells, a key Quality Matters facilitator and executive director of eLearning at Prince George Community College, will offer a session on "Strategies for Blended Instruction." The luncheon keynote speaker will be Chuck Dziuban, director of the Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of Central Florida. Topics will include the use of video in an online environment, effective strategies in blended courses, student perspectives on technology and social media, and more. The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Maucker Union. Lunch and keynote will be in the Commons Slife Ballroom. The event is free. Watch for details and RSVP instructions in UNI Online. Contact Belle Cowden at belle.cowden@uni.edu with questions.

FACE-TO-FACE: A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH THOSE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDSNEW

Panel members will share personal stories about their struggles and successes living with HIV/AIDS, at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, in 252 SEC.

'DEAF DEAF WORLD' WORKSHOPNEW

Ever wonder what it's like to be deaf? How do deaf people communicate with the rest of the world? This workshop will show you, through simulation, the difficulties deaf people have. There are two sessions offered from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19 and Thursday, Oct 20, in the Seminar Room at Rialto. Registration is required. For more information, contact Haley ER. Minear at mineahaa@uni.edu.

LYNDA.COM ONLINE TRAINING LIBRARY IS NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH CATIDNEW

UNI has recently licensed the Lynda.com Online Training Library. This library, which contains more than 1,100 courses and 66,000 video tutorials, is now available to all UNI faculty, staff and students anytime, anywhere with Internet access. Login to Lynda.com using CatID. For more information, visit http://lynda.uni.edu.

'NOT GIVING BACK: THE SOCIAL EXCHANGE CONCERN HYPOTHESIS OF PHYSICAL DISABILITY STIGMA'NEW

Tom Dirth, psychology, will present his research on societal perceptions of disabilities as a part of Disability Awareness Month. The presentation will take place from 6 to 7:15 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17  in 2 SAB. Sponsored by Awareness for Individuals with Disabilities. For more information, contact Ashley Brickley, ashley.brickley@uni.edu.

BLINDNESS SIMULATION AND DISCUSSION

As a part of Disability Awareness Month, the 'In My Shoes' workshops will offer a blindness simulation and discussion for the UNI campus. The simulation will take place from 6 to 7 p.m., with discussion to follow, on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the College Eye Room, MAU. For more information or to volunteer, contact Brian Werts at wertsb20@uni.edu.

THE DATE AUCTION

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of death in women under the age of 50.  The Black Student Union will host a date auction at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, in the Lang Hall Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. Free will dontations for breast cancer will be accepted at the door. All proceeds will go towards breast cancer awareness (research). For more information, email givensd@uni.edu or halldaa@uni.edu.

BROWN BAG LUNCH WITH LINDA GREEN

Linda Green, director of the Center for Latin American Studies and associate professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona, will visit UNI from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17 to discuss the center and her current research related to Postville, Iowa. Members of the UNI community are invited to meet Green at an informal brown bag lunch in the Oak Room, MAU. For more information, contact Thomas Kessler at thomas.kessler@uni.edu.

UNI ELEARNING TIP: CHECKING THE AVAILABILITY OF ITEMS FOR STUDENTS

Bb Learn 9 provides two convenient features for checking whether or not items in your eLearning course are available to students. One method shows visibility status for all students for a particular item. The other method shows visibility status for all items for an individual student. Learn how to access these features at http://www.uni.edu/elearning/faculty-resource/tips/checking-availability-items-students.

DEADLINE APPROACHING: FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM OCT. 17

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program assists U.S. higher education institutions in expanding programs of academic exchange. Institutions are invited to learn how S-I-R can help advance their international presence, assist in faculty and curriculum development and diversify the educational experiences of its students, scholars and surrounding community. Visit http://www.cies.org/sir/ for more information, or contact Alma Ford at aford@iie.org. Deadline for institutional proposals is Oct. 17.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

INTRAMURAL INFORMATIONNEW

For information on Intramural Open 4-on-4 Wallyball Tournament and Intramural 6-on-6 Volleyball leagues for men, women and co-rec, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/intramural_sports/index.html.

5K RUN FOR THE PRESERVES

The Oct. 15, 5K Run for the Preserves is a cross-country race to promote the use of UNI’s preserves by students and community members. Registration is $10 for students and $12 for non-students. On race day, registration starts at 9 a.m. with the race starting at 10 a.m. For more information and to register, visit http://www.studentnaturesociety.com/5kinfo or email Susan Meerdink at meerdins@uni.edu.

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.