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Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012

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NEWS

DEAN OF STUDENTS SEARCHNEW

The campus community is invited to attend open forums to meet the candidates applying for the dean of students position. The candidates' forums are scheduled as follows: Melissa A. Payne, student assistance & outreach coordinator, UNI, April 18; Leslie K. Williams, director of student conduct & commuter affairs, University of Rhode Island, April 25; Laura A. Bayless, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, St. Mary's College of Maryland, April 27; and Lyn W. Redington, interim dean of students & director of residence life, UNI, May 1. All forums are at 11 a.m., in 009 GIL.  A summary of each candidate's vita will be posted the week of their scheduled interview.

SHARE SUGGESTIONS FOR THE 2012-13 REACHING FOR HIGHER GROUND PROJECTNEW

If you have a suggestion about speakers, events or other programming that could be incorporated into the 2012-13 Reaching for Higher Ground: The Search for the American Dream project, send an email. If you would like to be added to the Reaching for Higher Ground mailing list to stay informed about the project, please also send an email indicating so.

ROD LIBRARY E-BOOK SURVEYNEW

Rod Library wants to hear your ideas about printed/paper books and electronic books (e-books). A survey will be conducted from Monday, April 16 through Tuesday, May 1, to learn the UNI community's preferences for printed/paper books or e-books. The survey will be online and printed copies may be found in the library lobby. For more information, email Leila Rod-Welch.

INRCOG TRANSPORTATION SURVEYNEW

An online survey has been developed to gather the public's opinion on current transportation issues in the area served by the Iowa Northland Regional Transportation Authority (INRTA). Questions range from the condition of the transportation system to the types of transportation improvements desired and how to fund them. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and is available until April 30. The survey is available through INRCOG's website. If you have any questions or comments on the survey or INRTA, or if you would like a paper copy of the survey, email Andrea White or call 235-0311.

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, ARTS & SCIENCES - DID YOU KNOW?NEW

The actuarial science program in the Department of Mathematics has one of the highest passing rates on national actuarial certification exams.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

David Hakes, economics, was quoted in the Des Moines Register. Nadene Davidson, Department of Teaching, was quoted in the Sioux City Journal. Paul Shand, physics, had a guest opinion piece published in the Des Moines Register

PRESIDENT ALLEN'S LETTER TO NEW STUDENTS

President Allen sent a welcome letter to all new admitted students for fall 2012. Read the letter online.

ANNUAL GRADUATE FACULTY MEETING

The Annual Graduate Faculty meeting will be held at 3:15 p.m., Friday, April 20, in 002 SAB. During the meeting, awards will be presented to graduate students and graduate faculty. Additionally, there will be a panel discussion featuring selected representatives from a few of UNI's many high quality graduate programs. A reception in the Sabin Atrium will immediately follow the meeting.

STUDENT NEWS

Read this week's MyUniverse News.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

UNI EARTH WEEK CELEBRATIONNEW

UNI's Earth Week celebration will include: wetland clean up on April 17,  Earth Day celebration and Sustainability Update, free bike tune-ups for UNI students, faculty and staff, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, north of Maucker Union, and a showing of the film "Wall-E" at 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19, in the Ballroom, MAU. For more information or to register for events, please visit the sustainability website.

RESERVE RESINSTATEMENT LISTSNEW

Faculty who wish to keep their same items on reserve for the 2012 summer semester from spring 2012 should submit their reinstatement request to the Rod Library Reserve Desk by May 1. Requests can be submitted online.

SUMMER COURSE RESERVE LISTSNEW

Faculty wanting to place items on reserve for the 2012 summer session should submit their list to the Rod Library Reserve Desk by April 23. Any requests received after this date cannot be guaranteed to be available for the first week of classes. Reserve lists can be submitted online.

PANTHER PICK UP VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDNEW

On May 2, 3 and 4, trucks from St. Vincent de Paul Society, Goodwill and the Salvation Army will be on campus to collect items no longer needed as students move or leave campus for the summer. Find details online. Volunteers are needed to serve as "hosts" at the trucks to greet and thank those who donate. Students, faculty and staff are invited to assist for a 1.5 hour shift, or more, that week. For more information, email Kathy Green or call 273-6921.

UNI FUN NIGHT - VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDNEW

The Multicultural Teaching Alliance (MTA) will host UNI Fun Night from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 20, at the WRC. MTA hosts this annual event for the Big Brothers Big Sisters' children who are on the waiting list for a mentor. Volunteers are needed to assist in playing games and activities with the children. If interested, use this link to sign up. (Note: Volunteering for this event does not require enrollment as a Big Brother or Big Sister.) UNI faculty and students with children are welcome to enjoy the fun too. For more information, send an email.

SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIROR PANEL AND 'TAKE BACK THE NIGHT' MARCHNEW

Brave sexual assault survivors will share their personal stories at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, in 115 SRL. The hope is to educate others on the dynamics and very real issues surrounding sexual assault. Following the panel, there will be time to make posters for those who wish to participate in "Take Back the Night," a march and rally at the Campanile. To participate, meet at 7:30 p.m., in 115 SRL.

TURKISH TRADITIONAL ART AS ROUTE TO INTERCULTURAL/INTERFAITH UNDERSTANDINGNEW

David Evans, vice president for academic affairs at Buena Vista University and vice president of the Turkish-American Society of Iowa, will discuss "Turkish Traditional Art as a Route to Intercultural and Interfaith Understanding," at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, in 115 SRL. For more information, contact Reg Pecen, faculty adviser to UNI's Turkish Student Association, at 273-2598.

KALEIDOSCOPE SERIES FOR YOUTHNEW

The lineup for the 2012-2013 Allen Hospital's Kaleidoscope Series for Youth has been posted online. All seats are just "A Buck A Kid!" Request for tickets begin online at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 2. For more information, call Amy Hunzelman at 273-3679.

STRESSED? YOU'RE IN LUCKNEW

Join Amanda Schara from Allen EAP for a free, interactive session on how to manage stress and achieve work/life balance. The session will be held from 11 to 11:45 a.m., Monday, April 30, in the CME. A book on stress management will be provided to all participants. For more information and to register, visit Human Resource Services.

UNI TAE KWON-DO CLUB PROMOTIONAL TESTING AND BLACK BELT DEMONEW

The UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club will hold its 255th promotional testing and black belt demonstration. This event is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 21, in 176 WRC. During testing and demonstration you will see forms, self-defense, sparring and board breaking. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and meet some of the certified instructors before or after testing. 

'WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES'

There is an old saying: "You can't really understand another person's experiences until you've walked a mile in their shoes." Join Greek Life at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19, at the Alumni House (next to 23rd Street across from University Book & Supply) to commemorate the experiences of women all over the world. For more information, email Jake Schulte.

JOB SHADOWING FIELD TRIP

UNI's Educational Talent Search Program needs your help in providing a job shadowing experience for middle school students on Thursday, April 19 and Tuesday, April 24. Students will be paired with faculty and staff on campus from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The students will ask questions about your job responsiblilities and education. Employees can join their students for lunch (at no charge) if their schedule allows. If interested in hosting students, contact Ruthie Stigler at 319-433-1220 for more information. The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, April 17.

FULBRIGHT OPPORTUNITIES IN EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

A webinar on Fulbright Opportunities in East Asia and the Pacific will take place from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 18. This webinar will cover the large number of awards in the 2013-2014 competition available across East Asia for scholars, professionals and administrators. Opportunities exist for teaching, conducting research or combining both. Register online. For assistance or questions, call the Office of International Programs at 273-6807.

FULBRIGHT OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENRICHMENT

A webinar on "Opportunities for Enrichment" will take place from 1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 17. The U.S. Fulbright Scholar program offers several opportunities in the Francophone world. This webinar will cover current opportunities for organizations to receive grants to provide enrichment programming in a variety of locations for Fulbright Visiting Scholars in 2012-2013. Register online. For assistance or questions, call the Office of International Programs at 273-6807.

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: ENGAGING MILLENNIAL STUDENTS

This session,"Engaging Millennial Students" from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, at the CME, addresses the characteristics of millennial students and focuses on how best to engage them in the classroom. Facilitators are April Chatham-Carpenter, Susan Hill and Chad Heinzel. Bring your lunch; refreshments will be provided. Find more information online.

KAPPA DELTA PI T-SHIRT SALE

Many shirts, scrubs and other items and designs will be on sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, April 17 and 18, in the lobby, SEC. Proceeds will benefit UNI Kappa Delta Pi educational and service projects.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

TRX SUSPENSION TRAININGNEW

Want a fun, challenging and results-producing program for all fitness levels? Use your own body weight and gravity to develop strength, endurance, balance and core stability with workouts designed by UNI personal trainers. Available to students, faculty, staff and spouses. Sessions run May 14 through July 6, (first week, try a session for only $5) Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. If you are a current client of a UNI trainer, you'll receive 20 percent off. To sign up or for more information on prices and the program, email Erin Nielsen.

DINING SPECIALS

EAT LOCAL AT THE PIAZZANEW

Come to the Piazza from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19, for a meal that has many locally purchased items. Featured purchased products are from the Gilbertville Locker, Daley's Shamrock Acres, Hilcrest Farms, Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy, Anything But Green Gardens, Rolling Hills Farms and more.

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.