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Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012

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NEWS

BOR DOCKET AVAILABLENEW

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet April 25 and 26, on UNI's campus. The agenda is posted online.  

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.

UNIVERSITY SUMMER HOURSNEW

Beginning Monday, May 7, summer hours for university offices will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours will remain in effect through Friday, Aug. 10. Supervisors of staff who do not have email access are asked to inform staff of summer hours.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

Stephen Gaies, languages & literatures, was quoted in the Cedar Rapids Gazette.  Carole Yates, CEEE, was quoted in Iowa Farmer Today.

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT WEEK HAPPENINGSNEW

Kayla Ferdon, a student employee with Student Disability Services, was selected as the UNI Student Employee of the Year for 2012. National Student Employment Week donors, events and student employee of the year nominations are online.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Many prospective students and current students have asked questions about academic program cuts. To continue to present and clarify factual information, UNI has posted some FAQs about academic program closings and future course offerings online.

ROD LIBRARY E-BOOK SURVEY

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.

STUDENT NEWS

Read this week's MyUniverse News.

INRCOG TRANSPORTATION SURVEY

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.

UNI CDC TO RELOCATE IN THE FALL

The university will continue to have a Child Development Center (CDC) on campus. The CDC will relocate this fall to Hillside Court. Renovations will begin immediately and the CDC is expected to be fully operational at its new location by fall semester. The CDC will continue to operate at MPLS as needed this summer. The Hillside Court location offers many benefits including an excellent playground, direct access from classrooms for ease of moving the children and close parking. UNI early childhood education majors will continue to gain valuable learning experiences at the CDC. For more information, call the CDC co-directors, Aimee Klostermann and Tera Weber, at 273-3946.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

UNI TO HOST 'BULLY' FILM PRODUCER AND DIRECTORNEW

UNI's Center for Violence Prevention is supporting the Bully Project's: 1 Million Kids movement by bringing the documentary film, "Bully," to the Marcus College Square Theatres in Cedar Falls. The film will be shown April 27 through May 1. Tickets can be purchased through Marcus College Square Theatres. UNI will host "Bully" film director, Lee Hirsch and producer, Cynthia Lowen for a special panel discussion at 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, in Sabin Auditorium. UNI faculty who research and educate about bullying will join Hirsch and Lowen. The panel will discuss bullying and strategies for prevention as well as the film. For more information, see the news release.

UNDOING RACISM WORKSHOPNEW

Attend a two-and-a-half day workshop that challenges participants to analyze the structures of power and privilege that hinder social equity and prepares them to be effective organizers for justice. The workshop will take place Wednesday through Friday, May 16 through 18, at Allen College (in partnership with UNI). Application forms are available through the CME. For more information or to apply, email Kailee Becker or call 273-2250.

DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES & LITERATURES: MASTERS OF SPANISHNEW

The Department of Languages and Literatures invites graduating seniors and community members to apply to the Master of Arts in Spanish beginning fall 2012. Applications are due July 2. For more information, email Gabriela Olivares.

SERVING AS A GRANT REVIEWERNEW

The Office of Sponsored Programs wants to know: Have you served as a grant reviewer? Do you want to become one? It's a great way to prepare for a successful grant submission. Those with grant review experience are a valuable asset to the campus community. Please take a moment to fill out the Grant Reviewer form.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENRICHMENTNEW

A webinar on "Opportunities for Enrichment" will take place from 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 26. 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.

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR LIZ COOKNEW

Human Resource Services will host a retirement reception for Liz Cook from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday, April 30, in 007 GIL. Please stop by to wish her well as she retires from UNI with 23 years of service.

CAMP MULTIMEDIA 2012NEW

UNI’s Camp Multimedia is a digital media summer camp for middle school students (grades six through nine) to be held June 18 through 22. Designed for both novice and experienced students, Camp Multimedia offers specialized instruction in areas including animation, digital publishing, video game design and music video editing. This year, all students will use an iPad2 to create multimedia projects set along Dry Run Creek. Register online. For more information, email Jim O'Loughlin.

'A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM'NEW

The UNI Student Theatre Association (UNISTA) will present a free, outdoor, one-hour performance of Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," at 8 p.m., April 27 and 29, in Kamerick Courtyard, rain or shine. The night is guided and misguided by love and magic.

HOW INALIENABLE ARE YOUR RIGHTS? NEW

Father Nathan Cromly, philosopher and international speaker, will give a presentation at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, in Lang Auditorium. The presentation will focus on human rights worldwide. A time for Q&A will follow the presentation. Sponsored by UNI Right to Life.

APPLYING FOR FULBRIGHT

A webinar on Applying for Fulbright will take place from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 25. Each part of the application will be looked at with an eye to the preparation of a successful proposal. Register online. For assistance or questions, call the Office of International Programs at 273-6807.

AUTISM SPECTRUM

The GBPAC is partnering with the Tectonic Theatre Project (Laramie Project) in co-commissioning a new theatrical work, "Square Peg Round Hole." Actors will visit the Cedar Valley three times within the next 10 months to conduct research with those who work and/or live on the Autism Spectrum. Their first visit is April 23 through 27. They are interested in interviewing individuals in multiple areas: teaching, special education, biology, genetics, neuroscience, research…the possibilities are endless. For more information, email Amy Hunzelman.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY--MAY 10

The Recycling & Reuse Technology Transfer Centter (RRTTC) will host "Green: What does it Mean?" May 10, on the UNI campus. More than 800 ninth grade students from the Cedar Valley will learn how to participate in a sustainable community. Volunteers are needed to be class guides, presentation helpers and lunch helpers. Numerous time slots are available. If interested in volunteering, register online.

PANTHER PICK UP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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.

STRESSED? YOU'RE IN LUCK

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.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

SUMMER FITNESS & LEISURE CLASSESNEW

Looking for a fun way to exercise during the summer? Join a group fitness class. Classes run from May 9 through July 27. Cardio, dance, water and strength classes are offered. Find a full list of classes and register online or in 101 WRC. If you have any problems registering, call 273-6275.

HOURS

FINAL EXAM WEEK & WEEKEND BEFORE SUMMER SESSION 2012NEW

Library hours for April 25 through May 1 are extended hours. Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to closing time, at which time service desks close and the doors are locked. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

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.