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Thursday, Sep 29, 2011

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NEWS

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR ROBERT WALLER TO SPEAK AT UNINEW

Robert Waller, former dean of CBA and best-selling author, will visit UNI on Wednesday, Oct. 19 as part of UNI's Presidential Lecture Series. Waller will deliver a public lecture "What the Rivers Taught Me," at 7:30 p.m., in Lang Hall Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. His best-selling novel, "The Bridges of Madison County" sold more than 12 million copies and was made into a major film and theatrical productions in a number of countries.

START SOMEWHERE WALKNEW

Gov. Branstad recently announced a plan to make Iowa the healthiest state within five years. All Iowans are encouraged to participate in the "Start Somewhere Walk" at noon, on Oct. 7. Walk one kilometer with your co-workers to demonstrate support for the initiative. For information about the UNI walk, visit http://events.iowahealthieststate.com/events/event/university-of-northern-iowa-prp-healthy-lifestyle-walk/

NEW WEBSITE FOR UNI COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

The UNI College of Business Administration's website has a new look and a new location. Check it out at business.uni.edu and update your bookmarks to keep UNIBusiness news and information just a click away.

GO PURPLE DAY

On Monday, Oct. 3, UNI students, faculty and staff are invited to join the Cedar Valley community in showing support for all victims and survivors of intimate partner violence by wearing purple clothing or purple ribbons. You can give voice to this issue on Go Purple Day. For assistance and support, visit http://www.uni.edu/violenceservices.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

UNI ELEARNING TIPS: UNI BB LEARN COURSE TEMPLATENEW

With the introduction of Bb Learn 9, UNI introduced a new eLearning course template to provide a more common look and feel for students. The template was designed to align with standards developed by Quality Matters, a nationally recognized organization stressing quality assurance for online education. More information on how to develop your course within the template is available at http://www.uni.edu/elearning/uni-bb-learn-course-template.

CEDAR VALLEY DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS BOOK CLUBNEW

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Oct. 10, at the UNI Museums to discuss "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot. This is a true story of cancer cells that were used for research without permission. You need not have read the book to attend. All are welcome.

UNI STEM EDUCATION COMMUNITY MEETINGSNEW

Learn about the role of technology in STEM education Wednesday, Oct. 5 during a brown bag lunch discussion from noon to 1 p.m. Meet by the fountain in front of Maucker Union at 11:50 a.m. Another opportunity will take place at 5 p.m. the same day at MPLS, Iowa’s Research and Development School. Meet by the MPLS flag pole. The goals of these meetings are to initiate productive collaborations between MPLS, the Cedar Valley’s STEM private sector, UNI and Iowa teachers and students. Participants will discuss effective ways to use technology to facilitate and enhance student learning. For more information, contact Chad.heinzel@uni.edu.

HELP WITH STATISTICS AND DATA ANALYSISNEW

The mathematics department at UNI provides a free source of statistical support for routine data analysis through the Statistical Consulting Lab (SCL). The SCL is available to students, faculty and staff. See http://www.cs.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL for more information. Contact Mark Jacobson at jacobson@cs.uni.edu or 273-7172 to set up an appointment.

TURNING TECHNOLOGIES (CLICKERS) SUPPORTNEW

Contact Thomas Klann, located in 120D  ITTC, with any questions regarding the use of clickers. He can be reached at t_klann11@hotmail.com or 563-380-6539. For more information on clickers, visit www.turningtechnologies.com. UNI Education Technology is sponsoring this internship.

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: WRITING AN EFFECTIVE SYLLABUS

The session will include a student panel discussing what they want to see on a syllabus and a discussion on what experts say about composing effective syllabi. The session will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Oak Room, MAU. Facilitators will be Deedee Heistad and Susan Hill. Bring your lunch. Cookies and drinks provided.

PRE-TENURE SYMPOSIUM

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost invite faculty and staff to attend the Pre-Tenure Symposium from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3, in the Georgian Lounge, Commons. Faculty who received a Pre-Tenure Summer Fellowship will share the results of their work through a poster session and a short performance.

MATH SHINDIG

The math department is hosting its annual Math Shindig from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, at Seerley Park (three blocks east of campus on Seerley Blvd.) There will be food and entertainment. All math lovers, majors, minors and faculty are welcome. 

DINING SPECIALS

OCTOBER IS NATIONAL CHILI MONTHNEW

Prexy's will be featuring different varieties of chili each day Oct. 3 to 14. Enjoy white chicken chili, zesty beef chili, Hoosier chili and several other recipes.

HOMECOMING SPECIALSNEW

Check out Biscotti's and the 23rd Street Market during Homecoming week for hot deals. Featured specials include two for $6 Tostitos chips, salsa and queso, two for $4 Rockstars and 50 cent popcorn. Enter for a chance to win a Rockstar mini fridge, Homecoming football tickets and other prizes. 

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.