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Thursday, Sep 8, 2011

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NEWS

FULBRIGHT COMPETITION DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR SELECT 2012-13 AWARDSNEW

Most awards for the core competition for academic year 2012-2013 are now closed to new applicants. A list of awards that are currently open to new applicants is online at http://catalog.cies.org/viewOpenAwards.aspx The deadline for these awards is Thursday, Sept. 15.

REACHING FOR HIGHER GROUND: COMMUNITY AFTER 9/11

Reaching for Higher Ground: Community After 9/11 reflects on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and what it means to be a community. A series of signature events is planned for the week of Sept. 11 beginning with a Flag Planting Remembrance planned by NISG, Sunday, Sept. 11, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Lawther Field. Events continue throughout the week as follows: "Remembrance: 9/11 Ten Years Later," with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, Metropolitan Chorale, Red Cedar Chamber Music and Theatre UNI, 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, GBPAC; Joel Meyerowitz – Photographing Ground Zero, 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, GBPAC; faculty panel "9/11: A 10-Year Retrospective," reflecting on why 9/11 happened, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, GBPAC; and documentary film "11'09"01-September 11," 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, GBPAC. For more information and for additional fall and spring events, visit www.uni.edu/higherground.

DID YOU KNOW? CSBSNEW

CSBS is first in number of Study Abroad programs offered on campus, and second in number of students participating.  Almost one third of CSBS faculty are engaged in internationally focused research.

KAPPA DELTA PI T-SHIRT SALENEW

T-Shirts and related items will be on sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13 and Wednesday, Sept. 14 in the lobby of SEC. Sponsored by UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society. Sales support KDP educational and service projects.

ORDER YOUR 2011 BEAT CANCER T-SHIRT NEW

UNI Colleges Against Cancer and UNI STAT have joined up for the third year to help fight the battle against cancer. Purchase a Beat Cancer T-shirt today at http://www.unialum.org/. T-shirts are $10 and proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 14. There will be many sporting events in the next few months where you will be able to sport your Beat Cancer shirt. 

HR ANNOUNCES REDUCED FUND EXPENSES FOR UNI TIAA-CREF RETIREMENT PLAN

UNI will adopt new mutual funds with lower management fees and expenses for the TIAA-CREF Retirement Savings Plan. Visit the Human Resource Services website at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/ for a list of FAQs and a list of the new classes of mutual funds. For more information, contact hrs-benefits@uni.edu.

POSTER SALES COMING TO UNINEW

Need some new art for your room, apartment, office or a gift? Stop by the Beyond the Wall poster sale between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., through Sept. 14, in the courtyard, MAU. Rain site is inside Maucker Union. Sponsored by Maucker Union.

PIAZZA'S 10TH BIRTHDAY PARTYNEW

The Piazza is celebrating its 10th anniversary from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14. Play birthday games and enjoy special menu items such as cupcakes, Purple Panther Punch and kettle corn. You may use your meal plan, dining dollars, cash or charge to your u-bill.

PINK FIRE TRUCKS ON CAMPUS

The UNI Student Health Clinic is partnering with the Cedar Falls and Waterloo Fire Rescue to bring two pink fire trucks to the Cedar Valley Friday, Sept. 9, to show support for women battling cancer and survivors of cancer. These women will have the opportunity to sign their names on the fire trucks. One of the stops will be from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the GBPAC.

JOIN THE 9/11 DAY OF SERVICE ACTIVITIES

The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley is partnering with the Cedar Valley Arboretum to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks through service. Volunteers will assist with beautification of the grounds at the Arboretum from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11. All ages are invited and pre-registration is requested at VolunteerUNI@vccv.org or 272-2087.

STATE FIRE MARSHAL WARNS OF DANGERS USING DECORATIVE GEL FIRE POT

The Iowa Department of Public Safety-State Fire Marshal Division urges citizens to use caution when lighting or burning decorative, gel-fueled fire pots. Several people have been admitted to the University of Iowa Burn Unit with serious burns as a result of using these gel fire pots. Nationally, there have been more than 37 reported accidents, with 23 of them injuring consumers. For details, see http://www.dps.state.ia.us/commis/pib/Releases/2011/08-30-2011_FirePotWarning.htm.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS DATABASE AND MEDIA EXPERTISENEW

The UNI Professional Interests (PI) database, housed in the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), allows faculty and staff to share their interests and expertise with colleagues, as well as Iowa's businesses and organizations. University Relations partnered with OSP to also include information about faculty and staff media interests. The database now allows faculty and staff to indicate their willingness to speak to media and the topics they can address. Faculty and staff are encouraged to search the UNI PI database (www.uni.edu/osp) for their profile, and if one doesn't exist to create one. For additional information, contact Stacey Christensen, stacey.christensen@uni.edu, or 273-3710, or Anita Gordon, anita.gordon@uni.edu, or 273-6148.

SPEAKERS BUREAU HELPING COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONSNEW

The UNI Speakers Bureau is comprised of UNI faculty and staff who are willing to share their interests and expertise with Iowa's communities. For more information on reserving a speaker, visit www.uni.edu/speakers or contact Allison Arp, intern in University Relations at 273-6728. To become a registered speaker, complete the online form at http://www.uni.edu/speakers/speaker-submission-form or contact Allison Arp.

2011 UNI VOLLEYBALL LITTLE PANTHER CLUBNEW

The Volleyball Little Panther Club offers the opportunity for youth ages 5 to 12 to learn volleyball skills and activities from current UNI volleyball players and coaches. For more information and to print a brochure, visit www.univolleyballcamps.com/little-panthers-club.cfm. If you have questions, contact Kim Davis at kim.davis@uni.edu or 273-3880.

UNI HRS TO HOST BENEFITS SEMINARS

UNI Human Resource Services is hosting a series of seminars designed to provide answers to frequently asked questions regarding university benefits. For information on the seminars, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/benefits/index.shtml, or email hrs-benefits@uni.edu.

ATTENTION DEPARTMENT SCHEDULERS

Multiple options for training and learning resources are available to assist with the spring 2012 Schedule of Classes. The Schedule of Classes Training Session will cover how to view, access and maintain the Schedule of Classes. This class, for new schedulers and those who would like a refresher, will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Sept. 8. Schedule of Classes Labs are working sessions where you can get started on maintaining schedule of classes. Come for all or part of the lab. Registrar's staff will be available to assist. Schedule of Classes open lab times are from 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13; from 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21; and from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26. To register, visit www.uni.edu/sis.

CEDAR VALLEY DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS BOOK CLUB

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, at the UNI Museum to discuss "The Carbon Diaries 2015" by Saci Lloyd. Set in the year 2015, "The Carbon Diaries" is about a future where power is scarce and the U.K. has just begun carbon rationing. All are welcome, having read the book or not. 

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

INTUITIVE EATING WORKSHOP NEW

This six-week workshop is especially designed for the chronic dieter to normalize eating and practice principles of intuitive eating; meetings are from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 20 to Oct. 25, in 101 WRC. The cost is $25. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/healthy_eating/index.html.

ADULT SWIM LESSONSNEW

Join a small personalized swimming class for persons of all abilities who want to learn basic swimming skills or who wish to perfect their strokes. Classes run from Monday, Sept. 12 to Wednesday, Oct. 12 and meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 6:45 p.m., in the WRC leisure pool. The cost is $30 for UNI students and $45 for non-UNI students. For more information, email swimlessons@uni.edu.

FREE BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILE

The first Blood Chemistry Profile (BCP) will be offered from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, in GIL. One free BCP is offered per academic year to UNI employees who qualify for health insurance benefits. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/events/index.html for more information. To schedule an appointment, contact Kacie in HR at 273-3536 or kaciekd@uni.edu

WELLNESS E-NEWSLETTER

The Wellness & Recreation Services Sept. newsletter is available at www.uni.edu/wellrec. Follow the link on the homepage for updates on important WRS events and programs along with wellness tips and articles.

INTRAMURAL OPEN 3-ON-3 PAINTBALL TOURNAMENT

For Intramural Paintball Tournament registration and information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/intramural_sports/index.html.

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.