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Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011

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NEWS

FACULTY UPDATENEW

The new Faculty Center available through My UNIverse (Academics Tab) allows you to access Class Rosters, monitor wait lists, email your students, view weekly teaching schedules, view Textbook Summary and view the Schedule of Classes with Class Search.  For more information, visit www.uni.edu/sis/content/faculty-center-help. For additional information on the new SIS, visit www.uni.edu/sis/learning-SIS/online-self-help

FY 2011-2012 UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA BUDGET BOOKNEW

The FY 2011-2012 UNI Budget Book is available online. To view, log into MyUNIverse, select the Work@UNI tab, locate MEMFIS Resources and click on MEMFIS Reports. In the University Budget Reports section, locate the University Budget Book link under Current Fiscal Year 2011-2012. Contact Bruce Rieks at 273-7498 or Brenda Neff at 273-2383 with any questions.

RECEPTION TO HONOR VICE PRESIDENT TOM SCHELLHARDTNEW

A retirement reception will be held to honor Tom Schellhardt, vice president for Administration and Financial Services, on Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., in the GBPAC Lobby. Come wish Tom well in his retirement.

IOWA NASA EPSCOR CONCEPT PAPERS DUE SEPT. 6NEW

The Iowa NASA EPSCoR competition provides project development funding for travel, fellowships and collaboration with NASA research centers in order to build competitive NASA research proposals. The competition also selects up to two proposals to compete for $750,000 in NASA research funding. For application guidelines, see www.uni.edu/osp/iowa-nasa-epscor-deadline-sept-6.

NASA CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PROPOSALS DUE SEPT. 2NEW

Awards of up to $4,000 are available from the NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) Curriculum Development Program to develop or utilize new/innovative approaches to improve university STEM learning and instruction through project-based course development, capstone courses, curriculum or course re-design that utilize NASA-related content or technology. For application guidelines see www.uni.edu/osp/isgc-curriculum-development-program-deadline-sept-2.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

Chris Larimer, political science, was quoted in a story in the Sioux City Journal. http://preview.tinyurl.com/3umgjb8.

Donna Hoffman, political science, was quoted in a story that ran in many media outlets, including Yahoo News. http://preview.tinyurl.com/3hzasje.

POSTING FLIERS IN RESIDENCE HALLS

Community Board Flier guidelines are new for the 2011-12 academic year. UNI departments and recognized student organizations may post a maximum of one event flier in each residence hall per week. These guidelines are on page three of the Residence Halls Promotional Guidelines: http://www.uni.edu/dor/community/documents/2011ResidenceHallsPromotionalGuidelines.pdf

UNI MAKES FORBES LIST OF 2011 BEST COLLEGES IN AMERICA

UNI is listed in Forbes 2011 annual ranking of the 650 best undergraduate institutions in America. The ranking focuses on quality of teaching, career prospects, graduation rates and low levels of debt. For more information, visit http://www.forbes.com/top-colleges/list/.

PUBLIC AUCTION OF VEHICLESNEW

UNI is offering a 2005 Chevrolet Express 12-passenger van and three 2005 Ford Taurus cars for sale on Public Surplus (www.publicsurplus.com). More information is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixedassets/pubsale.shtml or contact Vince at 273-3527 or vince.heuer@uni.edu for bidding information. You can see the vehicles on the hill by the bullpen near the Power Plant.

CAMPUS ALUMNI EMPLOYEE SOCIALNEW

The UNI Alumni Association would like to thank the more than 730 alumni who work at the university with a root beer float social outside the Alumni House from 1 to 3 p.m., Aug. 17. Attendees will receive a free UNI Alumni Association pint glass. Please submit your RSVP to http://www.unialum.org/campus-alumni-employee-social. This event is made possible by membership dues.

STUDENT NEWSNEW

Read this week's MyUNIverse News at www.uni.edu/unionline/myuniverse-news-monday-aug-15-2011.

LIFELONG UNIVERSITY

UNI's Lifelong University program offers non-credit courses on a variety of topics. The program is perfect for retirees and individuals interested in lifelong learning. Fees range from $15 to $40. For more information and a fall schedule, visit www.uni.edu/llu or call University Events Coordination, 273-5141.

SCHOOL OF MUSIC 2011-12 TICKETS ARE ON SALE

Tickets for the 2011-12 School of Music concert season are on sale. Purchase tickets online, at the box offices (GBPAC or McLeod) or call UNITIX at 273-4849. Get details on the performance schedule at www.uni.edu/music/events or call Caroline Boehmer at 273-2028.

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY BACK TO SEERLEY

The Department of History returned to 319 SRL on Aug. 8.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR WRS FACILITY USAGE

Registrations for 2011-12 Wellness/Recreation Center and Health Beat facility user privileges are being accepted. Individual cost is $182 for the year.  The policy for family privileges has changed: http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/user_policy/docs/family_policy.pdf. For an explanation of fees, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/user_policy/docs/fee_explanation.pdf. Register online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/ or through MyUniverse, Life@UNI, the Health and Fitness tab or visit WRC 101 to register in person.

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.