New legislation allows veterans to request time off for Veteran's Day, Thursday, Nov. 11. Interested veterans should submit their request to their supervisor by Monday, Oct. 11. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/hrs and click on the Latest News section.
Thursday, Oct 7, 2010
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UNI's Business and Community Services serves thousands of businesses, communities and entrepreneurs each year. View how each BCS program is making an impact throughout Iowa at http://www.bcs.uni.edu/thelinkage.
International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Join the Office of International Programs in celebrating by proposing an event or series of events. Possibilities include information tables in Maucker Union and other locations, information sessions, lectures, discussion panels, international movies, conversation tables, presentations, etc. To submit an event, e-mail email@example.com with the following: event title, brief description, preferable date and time and contact person. The deadline for submitting an event is Friday, Oct. 22.
The Office of International Programs website features members of the UNI community who have lived or traveled abroad for various purposes such as teaching, research, work, training or business. To view the list, visit http://www.uni.edu/internationalprograms/facultyandstaff/globalopps.html. These individuals have volunteered to share their knowledge with the UNI community as it develops and/or expands its global reach. This list is not comprehensive as it includes only those who have volunteered this information. If you would like to share your knowledge, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shashi Kaparthi, director of the UNI Office of Institutional Research, and a faculty member in the College of Business Administration, has been named UNI's inaugural Chief Information Officer (CIO). Effective Oct. 11, UNI's Information Technology Services and the Office of Institutional Research will be combined, eliminating one senior-level administrative position. Information Technology Services (ITS) is comprised of ITS-Network Services, ITS-Educational Technology, ITS-User Services, ITS-Information Systems and ITS-Administration. Kaparthi will report to Gloria Gibson, executive vice president and provost, and will be a member of President Allen's cabinet. "I'm very excited to welcome Shashi to my leadership team," said Gibson. "He brings a faculty-perspective to the management of the information technology function, which will greatly benefit faculty, staff and students."
The Student Health Clinic is offering seasonal influenza vaccinations for students, faculty and staff. The student vaccinations are free of charge. The vaccines are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The remaining 500 influenza vaccines will be made available for faculty and staff at the cost of $25. The Student Health Clinic will file a health insurance claim on your behalf, and the remainder will be payroll deducted. Payment can also be made with cash or check. Bring your university ID with you to the clinic. For a schedule of vaccination clinics, visit http://www.uni.edu/health/.
Faculty, staff and students are invited to a reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, to welcome Dwight C. Watson, dean of the College of Education, to UNI. The reception will be held in the Maucker Union, Old Central Ballroom.
Physical Plant staff will begin shutting down mechanical cooling systems in university buildings starting Monday, Oct. 11. This is done annually to protect cooling coils from potential freeze damage. Call 3-4400 with questions or concerns.
President Allen and UNI leaders will visit the Sioux City area on Thursday, Oct. 14, for UNI's fall Community Visit Days. These visits allow an opportunity to showcase UNI in Iowa's communities and meet with media, legislators, educators and business leaders. For more information, contact Stacey Christensen, 3-3170.
The Clery Act requires that the university publish an annual report regarding certain crimes reported to UNI Public Safety and other specific offices on campus. The 2009 Campus Crime Report is posted on the Department of Public Safety's website at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/pubsaf/crime_stats/cleryreport09.shtml. The 2009 Campus Crime Statistics are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/pubsaf/crime_stats/cleryreport09_.pdf. A paper copy of this report is available upon request. Any questions regarding the 2009 report can be directed to Dave Zarifis, director of Public Safety.
Andrea Geary, CEEE, was quoted in a story about the local food movement in the Des Moines Register.
A Higher Learning Commission review team will be on campus Nov. 8 through 10 as part of the reaccreditation process. Reflecting on strengths, challenges and possible action steps for ongoing improvement is one way to prepare for this visit. Question for the week: No matter what your role is, what do you want students to take away from their interaction with you?
Wear a purple item of clothing or a purple ribbon on Friday, Oct. 8 to promote healthy relationships and to bring awareness to relationship violence. Help convey the message that there's no place for violence at our university, in our neighborhoods or in our homes. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Sponsored by Violence Intervention Services and Seeds of Hope: http://www.uni.edu/violenceservices or
Mrs. Grassley is scheduled to visit UNI on Friday, Oct. 8 to address students and staff on her experiences with breast cancer at 3 p.m., in SRL 115. Later in the evening Mrs. Grassley will attend UNI's annual "Breast Cancer Awareness" volleyball game at 7 p.m., in the McLeod Center. UNI Athletics will name Mrs. Grassley the honorary coach of the game.
Visiting artist Brenda Harris, soprano, will offer a master class at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Harris has appeared in leading roles with opera companies and orchestras throughout the world. In North America, she has been heard at the Metropolitan Opera, The Washington Opera, Minnesota Opera, New York City Opera and more. This event is free and open to the public.
Dance the night away with the Salsa Club at the Wesley Foundation. Free beginner salsa dance lessons will be offered for faculty, staff and students from 7 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9, at the Wesley Foundation, 2422 College St. All are welcome; dress is semi-formal.
UNI Men's Basketball coach Ben Jacobson invites boys and girl in grades one through six to learn the fundamentals of basketball as a member of the Panther Pals. A workshop will take place from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 31, at the UNI-Dome. The cost is $40 per child. Panther Pals will learn the fundamentals, have fun with the team, receive a free T-shirt, free admission to select home games and participate in a half-time performance during the Saturday, Nov. 6 game. For more information, contact Seán Sweeney at 3-3865 or email@example.com.
Limited spaces are still available for fall 2010 Sturgis Youth Theatre workshops for students grades K through 9. If interested, see the full brochure at http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis/.
Wear Halloween costumes, play silly Halloween games, learn about Halloween traditions and make spooky Halloween crafts from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Marshall Center School. Children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Cost is $1 per child, due with registration by Tuesday, Oct. 19. There is no charge for a chaperone.
Small-business owners and those interested in starting a business are invited to EntreBash, a networking event for Cedar Valley entrepreneurs and service providers, from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, at the George Washington Carver Academy, 1505 Logan Ave. in Waterloo. Attendees will enjoy music, food, door prizes and the opportunity to network with peers. Free admission.
Curious about disability? Experience disability firsthand from noon to 4 p.m., Thursday Oct. 14, and from 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, Oct. 15, in the State College Room in Maucker Union. Individuals will be led through disability simulations such as blindness, deafness and use of a wheelchair. This will be a fun and educational experience. Educate yourself about the largest minority group in the nation.
The College of Education is holding its first Education in Leaders Lecture Series, at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Featured keynote speaker is Sharon Robinson, president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. She will present "Envisioning a Premier Pre-K through 12 Teacher and Educational Leader Preparation Program: An Institutional Commitment." All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.
"Who will you choose? Question your candidate!" will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, in CBB 109. Students, faculty and staff can ask their candidates questions personally. Roxanne Conlin, Ben Lange, Bob Kressig, Darin Beck, Doris Kelley and Walt Rogers will be in attendance. Representatives from the Culver, Branstad, Grassley, and Braley campaigns will also attend.
The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 11, at the UNI Museum to discuss "Out of my Mind" by Sharon Draper. Eleven-year-old Melody, suffering from cerebral palsy, has never uttered a word until....? All are welcome having read the book or not.
Upsilon Nu Iota Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota will host a diversity discussion at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 11, in SEC 423. Members from UNI PROUD and the International Student Organization will participate in a discussion to promote awareness of diversity and answer questions. Everyone is invited.
Elizabeth M. Bach will discuss the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center. Learn about the true capacity for CRP areas to provide ecosystem services such as atmospheric carbon sequestration, soil stabilization and soil organic matter accrual. This research specifically investigates the role of plant community diversity and soil texture on soil microbial community recovery and soil nutrient cycling in CRP restorations. For more information, contact Ryan Welch at 3-3828 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Grey, anthropology, and the state's leading expert on immigration will cosponsor an open forum/discussion with the Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration and Hispanic Latino Student Union at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, in the Hemisphere Lounge, Maucker Union. The forum/discussion will analyze the effects of immigration in Iowa.
The first Hot Topics in Education: Professional Development Webinar "Iowa Core and 21st Century Skills," presented by Nadene Davidson, Department of Teaching, is now archived. The next webinar for K-12 educators and interested faculty and staff will be at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28. The topic is "Classroom Management for the First-Year Teacher," presented by Lynne Ensworth, curriculum & instruction, and Allison Barness, MPLS. For more information about the archived presentation and to register for future webinars, visit www.uni.edu/coe/professional-development-webinars.
Join members of the Tectonic Theatre Project for a post performance discussion and learn about the process of interviewing and how to craft material into a stage play, from 3 to 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15, at the CME.
Visiting artist Anibal Dos Santos will present a viola recital with UNI faculty artist Sean Botkin, piano, at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Dos Santos has appeared as the principal violist of the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra and professor at the National University of Colombia. This is event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Brenda Harris, soprano, will offer a recital with faculty artist Korey Barrett, piano, at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Harris has appeared in leading roles with opera companies and orchestras throughout the world. In North America, she has been heard at the Metropolitan Opera, The Washington Opera, Minnesota Opera, New York City Opera and more. This event is free and open to the public.
The Wind Symphony, conducted by Ronald Johnson, will offer a shared Spotlight Series concert with UNI Jazz Band One, directed by Chris Merz, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 273-4TIX.
Faculty artist and educator Chris Buckholz will offer a recital on trombone with Sean Botkin, piano, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.
Come enjoy free music with CAB's acoustic artist series featuring Beau Bristow at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge. During the show Chat's will offer coffee deals. Buy a large hot beverage for the price of a small.
Visiting artist Bruce Barrie, trumpet, will offer a recital with faculty artist Polina Khatsko, piano, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. Barrie is a noted performer on modern and historical brasses. The recital will include compositions by Tommaso Albinoni, Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani and Ernest Sachse and will feature Barrie performing all of the selections on various historical trumpets. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Concert Chorale, will offer a concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 17, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Bob Dylan and his band will be in concert at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 24, at the McLeod Center. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/newsroom/stories/bob-dylan-coming-to-uni.
UNI's Academic Learning Center will present "Keeping it Honest: Writing Research Papers Without Plagiarism" at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, in ITT 008. Plagiarism prevention involves more that citing sources. Learn how to focus projects, manage information searches, use effective note-taking strategies and take advantage of style manuals to create interesting, honest research papers.
The College of Education will host a Research and Development Education Summit from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, in Maucker Union. Faculty, staff and students are invited to learn more about research and development schools and how to transition MPLS to an R&D school. Keynote speaker Sharon Robinson, president and CEO of AACTE and four national R&D schools will present. For more information, contact Dwight Watson, dean of COE, at 3-2717. To RSVP, visit www.uni.edu/coe/news/RandD.
School of Music instructor of music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate a music education workshop at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.
The management workshop "How to Keep Employees Happy and Motivated in a Down Economy," will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, in the BCS. The registration deadline is Thursday, Oct. 7. Workshop participants will learn how to maintain and improve employee morale in both good and difficult times. Patrick Langan, who specializes in organizational development and change, as well as employee motivation and development, will lead the workshop. The cost is $247.50 for UNI employees. For more information or to register, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 3-5851 or email@example.com.
Visiting artist Bruce Barrie, trumpet, will offer a master class at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. Barrie is a noted performer on modern and historical brasses, including the piccolo trumpet, keyed bugle, saxhorn, natural trumpet and cornetto. He has been a soloist with the Boulder Bach Festival, Philadelphia Classical Orchestra, Concerto Soloists and the Princeton Bach Festival. This event is free and open to the public.
The management workshop "Polishing Your Communication Tact" will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 19, in the BCS. The registration deadline is Tuesday, Oct.12. Workshop participants will learn the art of tactful and diplomatic communication by understanding the target audience and tailoring an effective, concise message to achieve the intended result. The cost for UNI employees is $247.50. For more information or to register, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 3-5851 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prexy's will feature special vegetarian item the week of Oct. 4. Specials include veggie sausage pizza at Avanti; garden patty melt at Flares; Southwest veggie wrap at Fresco; and vegetarian lunch specials on Wednesday and Thursday at Wasabi. For more on retail promotions, visit www.uni.edu/dor/promotions or check us out on Facebook.
Turning Technologies is sponsoring two informational sessions at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, in ITTC 136, on the use of "clickers" in the classroom. Lora McKee Anderson from Iowa Wesleyan College will discuss the effective use of "clickers" in promoting several technologically based pedagogies. More information is available at http://www.uni.edu/its/news.
Rod Library Panther Prowler users can now create personal accounts in which to save favorite citations and to store customized, searchable lists of databases. For more information, visit: http://tinyurl.com/2683ght
Find out what Social Security means to your retirement, from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, in the CME. Joseph Carrillo, a local Social Security representative will explain how Social Security can help you meet your financial goals in retirement. For more information and to register, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/.
Soccer hosts North Dakota at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 10, at the CVYSA Complex.
The Panthers host Bradley at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, in the McLeod Center.
Run a cross-country 5K to support and promote the UNI Prairie Preserves at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 16. The race will start at the Prairie Preserves entrance near the UNI Credit Union on West 29th Street, Cedar Falls. Early registration fee (includes a T-shirt) is $5 for students and $7 for non-students. Registration forms can be picked up at the UNI Greenhouse, Student Health Center or the Runner's Flat, in downtown Cedar Falls. Turn in on or before Friday, Oct. 8. Registration on race day is $10.
Take a relaxing bike trip through the historic Amana Colonies, Saturday, Oct. 16. Sample some of Iowa's finest and oldest running wine and cheese makers on this one-day outing. Must bring own bike to ride. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/wellrec/outdoor_recreation/index.html.
Open to faculty, staff and students, the tournament will be held at 1:15 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 31. Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 25 through 27, in WRC 161. There is an entry fee of $20 per team with a two-game guarantee. A managers' meeting will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, in SEC 247. For more information, call 3-7262.
Now through Sunday, Oct. 24, the UNI Gallery of Art will present "The Untraceable Present: Paintings by Duane Slick," an alumnus of the UNI Department of Art. Slick, a Mesqwaki artist, is a professor of painting and printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design. The exhibition is free and open to the public and sponsored in part by the Florence Hartwig Foundation and the UNI Alumni Association.
Continue the LGBT Dialogue and Reflection around Civility with the movie "Milk" at 2 p.m., and "Out in the Silence" at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, at the GBPAC. Free and open to the public.
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at www.uni.edu/resources/employment/.
Merit vacancies are available for viewing at www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp.