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Thursday, Sep 22, 2011

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NEWS

REGENTS APPROVE FISCAL 2013 APPROPRIATIONS REQUESTNEW

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa met on Sept. 20 in West Des Moines. The key item on the agenda was the fiscal 2013 appropriations request. The proposal was unanimously approved as presented. See full story at http://www.uni.edu/president/messages.

PDA APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPT. 30NEW

Due to a reinterpretation of language in the Master Agreement, the PDA application deadline has been extended to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30. Please see http://www.grad.uni.edu/grants-awards/internal-awards-recognition/ for eligibility and application instructions. Contact Shoshanna Coon at 273-2059 or shoshanna.coon@uni.edu with questions on the PDA application process.

FACULTY AND STAFF WITH LOBBYING CONTACTSNEW

Lobbying activity from July 1 to Sept. 30, must be reported at http://www.ir.uni.edu/dbweb/govrel/. In compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 and the Honest and Open Government Act of 2007, UNI files quarterly reports on specific lobbying issues and the expenses incurred in lobbying. The university's policy on Federal and State Lobbying and Political Activity can be found at http://www.uni.edu/president/policies/1009.shtml. Reports must be filed each quarter. If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. Contact Pat Geadelmann at 273-6144 with questions. Please complete by Sept. 30.

NCAA ATHLETICS CERTIFICATIONNEW

UNI is entering the final stages of NCAA Athletics Certification Sept. 27 through 29 when a four-person peer review committee will be on campus. The peer review committee will meet with a cross section of members of the UNI campus over the three-day period. For more information and supporting documents regarding the NCAA review, please visit www.uni.edu/ncaareview.

UPDATE: ITS TEST SCORING PICKUP LOCATIONNEW

Last month ITS announced changes to both the hours and the pick-up location for ITS test-scoring services. Effective immediately the pickup location for Test Scoring Services has been moved back to 19 CBB.

CSBS - DID YOU KNOW?NEW

CSBS hosts a wide range of research centers and institutes conducting cutting edge research across the variety of disciplines found within the college, including the Center for Social and Behavioral Research; the Center for International Peace and Security Studies; the Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration; the GeoInformatics Training, Research, Education and Extension Center (GeoTREE); the Midwest Transportation Consortium (MIC); the NSF Textiles Testing Lab; the Psychology Clinic; the Eyewitness Laboratory Institute; and the Center for Violence Prevention.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

Chris Larimer, political science, was quoted in a story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. www.startribune.com/politics/national/130167068.html

Mark Grey, Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology, and Michele Devlin, HPELS, were featured in a Talk of Iowa show on Iowa Public Radio. http://iowapublicradio.org/news/talk-of-iowa/

ANNA WILLIAMS DEDICATIONNEW

The Panther Marching Band will dedicate a tree and plaque in memory of UNI student Anna Williams at the first home football game on Sept. 24. Help celebrate her life at 1:45 p.m., just outside the west plaza of the UNI Dome. Williams passed away last March. Contact Ellie Henson at hensone@uni.edu with any questions. For more information, visit http://www.hamiltonsfuneralhome.com/services/services_detail.aspx?rid=9342

UBS OUTSTANDING TEACHING AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE SEPT. 30NEW

Nominations for the University Book and Supply Outstanding Teaching Award are due by Friday, Sept. 30. The award honors non-tenured, tenure-track faculty. Nominations can be made by faculty and students. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/provost/university-book-supply-outstanding-teaching-award.

CRITICAL THINKING PRESENTATIONNEW

Stephen Brookfield's presentation on critical thinking from the Fall Faculty Workshop is now available at http://www.uni.edu/provost/sites/default/files/teaching_critical_thinking_brookfield.pptx.

UNI FOUNDATION REQUESTS CAMPUS FUNDRAISING PLANSNEW

The UNI Foundation is in the process of 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. The UNI Foundation Fundraising Activities Form can be found in the UNI Forms Repository. Your participation in this process ensures that you will have access to support services provided by the UNI Foundation’s Office of Financial Services and the Office of Alumni Relations and will help individuals avoid conflicts with the timing of other solicitations. Contact Vicki Collum at 273-6078 for further information.

FAMILY WEEKEND

Many activities are planned for UNI's Family Weekend, Sept. 23 to 25. For details on the events, visit www.uni.edu/familyweekend.

DO’S AND DON’TS RELATED TO POLITICAL CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES

With the 2012 presidential primary race in full swing, the American Council on Education has released the memo, Political Campaign-Related Activities of and at Colleges and Universities. For details, visit http://preview.tinyurl.com/3vmaoej

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR PAT WHITTNEW

The Department of Administration and Finance Technology Services will honor Pat Whitt at a retirement reception from 2 to 4 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 29, in 206 West Gym. Come wish Pat well in her retirement.

POP IT FORWARD

Stop by Lawther Field between noon and 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23 and create your own Pop-Tart shake. Also enjoy some inflatable fun and other activities. This event was made possible by a UNI student who won 100,000 Pop-Tarts in a contest. A majority of the Pop-Tarts went to charity; 5,000 Pop Tarts were donated to UNI. Sponsored in part by the UNI Residence Hall Association.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

HRS TO HOST TIAA-CREF BENEFITS SEMINARNEW

UNI HRS will host a seminar highlighting TIAA-CREF benefits and educating attendees about how to save for retirement today. The seminar will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, in the CME, MAU.

DRUPAL OPEN OFFICE HOURSNEW

Drupal Open Office Hours is a support group for persons on campus responsible for maintaining Drupal websites. Office hours are from 3 to 4 p.m., the fourth Monday of every month, in 134 ITTC Studio IT. For more information, contact Carolyn Dorr at 273-2761.

USHERING OPPORTUNITIES AT UNI'S STRAYER-WOOD THEATRENEW

Looking for something fun and exciting to do on the weekend? Interested in seeing UNI's theater productions for free? Sign up to be an usher for one or more performances of "Guernica" and/or "Mad Forest." Performance dates for "Guernica" are Oct. 6 - 8 and 13 -15 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. Performance dates for "Mad Forest" are Oct. 20 - 22 and 27 -29 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 23 and 30 at 2 p.m. If interested, email garlandg@uni.edu or rionm@uni.edu for more information.

ITS WILL MIGRATE CE8 COURSES TO BB LEARN 9

ITS is taking requests for spring semester courses or any other courses that faculty would like migrated from the old CE8 system to the new Bb Learn 9 system. To participate, click on the following link and complete the form for each course that you would like to have migrated. https://spreadsheets.google.com/a/uni.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dDJNSWZGT2tCMm9Cei1oel95eGlhOFE6MQ#gid=0. This option is first come, first served. You will be notified and given access to the course once the migration is complete.

NOMINATE THE WOMEN WHO INSPIRE YOU

The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) is accepting nominations for the Women of Innovation Awards through Sept. 30. These awards acknowledge women in nine categories, including academic excellence. Last year, UNI had multiple nominees and several winners of this prestigious award. For award descriptions and criteria, visit www.technologyIowa.com. The deadline is Sept. 30.

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGNOSIS

Learn about the Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) method of course evaluation from noon to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, in the Oak Room, MAU. SGID uses an outside facilitator to conduct a discussion with students and to provide feedback to the instructor midway through a course. Facilitators will be Deedee Heistad, Doug Shaw and Virginia Arthur. Bring your lunch. Cookies and drinks provided.

UNI FORENSICS HIRING JUDGES FOR HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT

The UNI Forensics team will host an all-events high school tournament Sept. 30 through Oct. 1 on the UNI campus. Judges with experience in debate (Lincoln Douglas, Policy, Congress, Public Forum) and individual events (speech) are needed for part or all of the weekend. Judges will be paid and fed during the tournament. The schedule is available at http://www.joyoftournaments.com/ia/uni/info.asp?p=7. If interested, contact Kate Lavelle, at katherine.lavelle@uni.edu or phone 273-7200 by Sept. 23.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

FREE FLU SHOTSNEW

UNI Employee Wellness and the Student Health Clinic will offer free flu shots for UNI employees and students. The flu shot is available to employees who are enrolled in a university health insurance plan and are available while supplies last. Visit www.uni.edu/hrs for more information.

DEPRESSION SCREENINGNEW

The UNI Counseling Center is offering a free, anonymous depression screening on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The screening offers information about depression and anxiety and lasts about one hour. All UNI students, staff and faculty are welcome; no registration is needed. Call 273-2676 or email Gretchen.Honsell@uni.edu with questions.

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.