Welcome back to UNI. 2010 will be a year filled with new challenges, new opportunities and new milestones. To view a special welcome greeting from President Allen, visit www.uni.edu/president/.
Thursday, Sep 2, 2010
UNI Online is a compilation of notices to be distributed to faculty and staff. The deadline for submission is noon, the day before publication. UNI Online is distributed on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Submitted items must be sponsored by a UNI department, program or organization. No commercial or personal announcements are allowed. Announcements must have news, not opinion content. News items may be submitted via the UNI Online Submission Form.= New items.
Staff Excellence Awards are presented annually to P & S employees and biannually to supervisory/confidential merit employees who have made outstanding professional contributions during their careers. Nominate a staff member by Sunday, Sept. 5, at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/surveys/viewSurvey.cgi?vs=5035. This survey also is available at MyUniverse.
The deadline for submissions for the Tuesday, Sept. 7 edition of UNI Online is noon, Friday, Sept. 3.
The UNI Foundation is compiling the University's Annual Master Fundraising Calendar. Units conducting fundraising or sending mailings, such as newsletters to alumni and friends that include a solicitation for funds, must have their plans documented on the Master Fundraising Calendar. Your participation in this process ensures access to support services provided by the UNI Foundation’s Office of Financial Services and the Office of Alumni Relations, and avoids conflicts with the timing of other solicitations. The Fundraising Activities form is available in UNI's Forms Repository as UNI Foundation Solicitation Checklist or by calling 3-6078. Complete the form and return to the Development Office by Friday, Oct. 1.
As required by the Iowa Code, the Office of Student Financial Aid is posting the annual notification of the Code of Conduct for educational loan activities. The Code of Conduct applies to all departments and organization throughout the university. Visit http://www.uni.edu/finaid/code_of_conduct.shtml for more information or call 3-2701.
The Executive Vice President and Provost's Office has appointed Pierre Mvuyekure, English language and literature, as an administrative fellow beginning this semester. Mvuyekure will serve as part of the Provost's Office administrative team, providing leadership and support for various functions and special projects and processing undergraduate student requests. The Administrative Development Program provides interested faculty with opportunities to broaden their understanding of, and experience in, higher education administration and to diversify administrative leadership on campus.
The UNI Police Division, along with 325 other agencies, will increase enforcement Aug. 24 through Sept. 6, in conjunction with the national Drunk Driving 'Over the Limit - Under Arrest' campaign and Labor Day weekend. The focus is to remove drunk drivers from the road and enforce Iowa's traffic laws. Motorists are urged to buckle up "every trip, every time," "drive safely and drive sober." Contact Lt. Doug Widen at 3-2712 for more information.
UNI recently adopted a new policy to address federal export control regulations, which restrict the transfer of technology, data, materials and other items to foreign countries. If you have colleagues or students who are non-citizens or you're planning travel to a foreign country, visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/export-controls to check if the regulations apply. The policy is posted at http://www.uni.edu/policies/1314-export-controls. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley and the Student Leadership Center are partnering to present Volunteer Tuesdays. Register at www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter to volunteer at the Cedar Valley Arboretum on Tuesday, Sept. 7. Sign up now and receive transportation and a free T-shirt. Direct any questions to volunteerUNI@vccv.org.
Sue Joseph has been named the director of the School of Health, Physical Education & Leisure Services (HPELS) in the College of Education effective Monday, Aug. 23.
Attention all faculty/staff: The deadline for updating information for the printed phone directory is Wednesday, Sept. 8. To review or update your home and office information, log in to: MyUNIverse > My Page Tab > Update My Personal Information.
Women's and Gender Studies is now on Facebook. Search: UNI Women's and Gender Studies and watch for updates.
Due to the Labor Day holiday, the submission deadline for the Sept. 6 edition of UNI Online is noon, Friday, Sept. 3.
UNI faculty and staff are invited to attend the University of Iowa's Electronic Portfolio Users Conference Friday, Sept. 17. For details visit http://its.uiowa.edu/support/portfolio/conference.shtml. The UNI Office of Academic Assessment and ITS Educational Technology will provide transportation. There is no registration fee; lunch is provided. If interested, e-mail email@example.com, by Tuesday, Sept. 7.
Staff from Purchasing and Payables/Business Operations will offer multiple training sessions on purchasing, accounts payable, travel, procurement card, cash advances, contracts and conflict of interest. The “Guide to Understanding the Accounts Payable and Purchasing Systems" is beneficial for new or experienced users and creates a foundation for future topics that will be presented. Training dates and times can be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/.
The Office of Continuing and Distance Education has available up to 20 course development awards for faculty members who are interested in converting an existing course to a fully online format using UNI's eLearning system. Proposals for spring 2011 courses are due Friday, Sept. 17. Guidelines and a proposal form are available at http://www.uni.edu/continuinged/faculty/spring2011. For more information, contact Belle Cowden at 3-7211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindermusik, of the UNI Community Music School, will offer a 14-week fall Kindermusik session for little musicians and their caregivers from Sept. 7 through Dec. 20, for ages 6 months through 5 years, activities include singing, dancing, instrument play-alongs and creative learning to stimulate all areas of child development. Evening and morning classes for infants, toddlers and multi-age classes for siblings are available. The deadline for registration is Sunday, Sept. 5. For more information, visit www.joyful-noise-studio.com, or contact Tricia Freeman at 415-9404 or email@example.com.
The Academic Learning Center is hosting daily Coffee Chats for students, faculty and staff in the Reading and Learning Center (008 ITTC) at 8 and 10 a.m., and 1 and 3 p.m. Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate to foster learning, retention and positive relationships with students. Coffee, hot chocolate and tea are available for 50 cents per cup. Be green; bring you own mug.
The UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club will host open house demonstrations starting at 7 p.m., Sept. 2, in WRC 176. The club is celebrating its 41st year on campus, and is home to 622 distinguished black belts. Call 230-1199 for more information, or visit http://www.unitkd.com/index40.htm.
The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley and American Humanics are holding the annual UNI Volunteer Fair from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2, in the Old Central Ballroom in Maucker Union. Stop by to meet with representatives from local non-profit organizations. For more information, e-mail volunteerUNI@vccv.org.
Mark your calendars now for Bash with Ben from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, on the Maucker Union North Plaza. Rain location is Maucker Union Coffeehouse.
CROW forums will take place the first Monday of October, November, December, February, March and April from noon to 1 p.m. Sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies, faculty present research that focuses on gender-related issues. The goal is to inform the university and community about the current research on gender taking place on campus. For the CROW calendar visit http://www.uni.edu/womenstudies/CrowForum.htm.
The UNI Speech and Debate Team will host an audience debate from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2, in Lang 040 (Interpreters Theatre). Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Members of the UNI Debate team will debate whether or not to increase employment-based visas in the United States.
Guest artist Dane Philipsen, oboe, will present a recital with faculty pianist Robin Guy at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 3, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Philipsen, a UNI alumnus played and performed with top ensembles in the Cedar Valley and after completing an M.M. at Arizona State University, played with the Atlanta Opera, Chicago Civic Orchestra and the New World Symphony. This event is free and open to the public.
Every Monday, go to the Memorial Gardens east of Maucker Union from 7 to 9 p.m., for the music series "The Four Letter Word: Jazz." The series will feature various musicians from the School of Music as well as others. Inclement weather location will be the Hemisphere Lounge, Maucker Union. For more information, contact Michael Conrad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Yu-Ting Su will present a horn recital with faculty pianist Korey Barrett at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. This event is free and open to the public.
Faculty artists John Hines, bass, Polina Khatsko, piano and Jonathan Chenoweth, cello, will present an all-Russian repertoire recital, "From Russia with Love" at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artists David Rachor and Kui-Im Lee will present a dulcian and organ recital at 8:15 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
A training session for Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 3, in SEC 247. Teacher education students taking the Level II (200:128) field experience this semester must complete this training before they can start their field experience at Malcolm Price Laboratory School. This training session is free, open to anyone and preregistration is not required. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at 273-2236 or email@example.com.
The management workshop "How to Manage Nests of Negativity: Stop the Finger Pointing, Gossiping and Complaining," will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, in the BCS. The registration deadline is Thursday, Sept. 2. Workshop participants will learn how to identify and confront employees who are never satisfied, and vicious with their words and accusations. The cost is $247.50 for employees. UNI departments also have the option to purchase a consortium membership which entitles the department five seats to any of the remaining 2010 management training workshops for $1,175. For more information or to register, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 3-5851 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course explores how to generate business ideas and evaluate those ideas for viability. It also covers the fatal flaws of businesses. Advanced registration is required. There are two dates to select from: 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, BCS 128 (space is limited to six people), or 3:45 to 5:45 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, in BCS 33. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 273-5732.
ITS Educational Technology invites faculty and staff to attend sessions of interest during this two-day online conference. For details visit http://net.educause.edu/program/1025666. Meet 'n' greet kickoff will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7, or from 2 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept 8; conference sessions: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, in ITTC 134/136.
The management workshop "Bossology: Managing Your Boss" will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 16, in the BCS. The registration deadline is Sept. 9. Workshop participants will practice managing expectations and priorities to improve their working relationship with their boss and advance their performance. Jim Hogan, human resources professional who has worked at companies like Maytag and Jenn-Aire, will facilitate the workshop. For more information or to register, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 3-5851 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, at the UNI Museum to discuss "Driftless" by David Rhodes. This All Iowa Read describes unforgettable characters in a contemporary rural American town that time forgot. All are welcome having read the book or not. The UNI Museum is handicap accessible.
The documentary "Anyone and Everyone" will be shown from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, in the Rod Library Multipurpose Room 324. Connected by having a son or daughter who is gay, ethnically and religiously diverse parents share intimate accounts of how their children revealed their sexual orientation and discuss their responses. Sponsored by Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, UNI Proud, UNI Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology and One Iowa. For more information, visit http://www.anyoneandeveryone.com/.
John de Graaf, executive director of Take Back Your Time, filmmaker and internationally known author, will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Center for Energy and Environmental Education Auditorium. Learn what makes individuals happy, which are the happiest countries in the world and why, the connection between time and happiness and other topics. Sponsored by the CEEE and the Public Policy Program.
Vacancies at the P&S level include head diving/assistant women's swimming coach, assistant women's basketball coach and activities director. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp
Merit vacancies are available for viewing at www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp.
http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#labor. Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until ten minutes to the closing time. There will be no special vacation loans over the weekend. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.