Thursday, Oct 4, 2012
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The Offices of the Executive Vice President and Provost and Sponsored Programs is seeking ideas and suggestions on how seed funding can best be used to enhance research, scholarship and creative activity, encourage grant seeking, and support interdisciplinary collaborations at UNI. Please submit comments by Friday, Oct. 12, to the OSP capacity building site.
UNI will host the 2012 Iowa Regents Institutions Disability Awareness Summit from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Commons. The Disability Summit is open to all UNI students, faculty and staff, as well as those from other Regents institutions. Registration is required. Please visit the Iowa Regents Institutions Disability Awareness Summit 2012 registration page.
Melanie Sanford, the Arthur F. Thurnau professor of chemistry at the University of Michigan, will present "Tackling Global Challenges in Sustainable Chemistry Using Transition Metal Catalysis" at the 2012 Leland Wilson Endowed Chemistry Lecture. Sanford will present her lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, in Lantz Auditorium, MSH.
UNI's Center for Multicultural Education will host Cathy Areu, founding publisher of Catalina magazine, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, in Bengston Auditorium in RSL with a reception to follow.
Faculty and staff are invited to attend the Employee Benefits & Wellness fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Commons. Fifty vendors will exhibit and more than 50 door prizes will be available. The first 50 people in attendance will receive an "Eat Right for Life" book.
TIAA-CREF will host a seminar alongside the Employee Benefits & Wellness Fair to share information about the new Roth 403(b) retirement option. This option provides another way to contribute to your supplemental retirement annuity with after-tax dollars. The session will be held from 12:30 to 1 p.m., Oct. 9, in the Georgian Lounge, COM.
A faculty development session led by Karen Tracey, languages and literatures will be held from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, 13 CBB. This session provides tips for teaching writing without endless grading. Sponsored by the executive vice president and provost. Contact Susan Hill for more information.
For upcoming lectures, conferences, performing arts or athletic events, please visit the UNI Calendar of Events.
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found on the UNI Employment website. Referrals are encouraged.
Fitness classes, intramural sports, outdoor recreation opportunities.