Welcome to a new academic year at the University of Northern Iowa. We are looking forward to another great year filled with new challenges and new opportunities. Read the entire message at www.uni.edu/president.
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011
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The LACRSC Final Recommendations Report for possible revisions to the Liberal Arts Core is now available. You can access the report at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/documents/LACRSCFINALREPORT.pdf. Recommendations will be presented at the fall Faculty Meeting on Monday, Aug. 29, and there will be feedback sessions during the semester TBA. For more information, contact committee co-chairs Susan Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ginny Arthur (email@example.com).
The UNI Culture and Intensive English Program has earned five years accreditation as granted by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA). For more information about the CEA accreditation, visit http://www.cea-accredit.org/.
National Endowment for the Humanities' Summer Stipends are $6,000 awards to individual scholars for two consecutive months of research and writing. UNI may nominate two full-time faculty to apply to this NEH program. The deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14. To apply for a nomination, visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/neh-summer-stipend or contact Hillery Oberle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 273-3961.
The recently renovated Sabin Hall will be formally rededicated at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23. A reception and tours will follow the ceremony.
Due to construction work around Sabin Hall, the south entrance to Wright Hall and the north entrance to the Botanical Center will become "exit only." These entrances should only be used in an emergency. The east/west path between McCollum and Sabin and the north/south path between the greenhouse and McCollum will re-open. The path between Wright and the greenhouse will be closed. The work should take about three to four weeks.
The latest edition of A&FS News and Views has news and information about staff, their accomplishments and department activities in the Administration and Financial Services Division. To read, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/vpaf/documents/afnewssaug2011.pdf.
Join UNI Proud, One Iowa at UNI, NI Democrats, the Philosophy Club and UNIFI for a Progressive Picnic from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 25, on Lawther Field. There will be free food, drinks, snow cones, lawn games, live music and a performance by UNI's improv troupe, Half-Masted.
University Relations recently announced that items in MyUNIverse News and UNI Online won't be posted more than twice. New items will be tagged with a Panther paw. Additional changes include a new calendar category replacing lectures, conferences, athletics and performing arts. All calendar-related entries, with the exception of major campus events, will be promoted through UNI's online Calendar of Events, meaning events must be submitted to the university calendar. The News section of the newsletters will remain with a listing of major announcements. Announcements in other categories will include a headline and hotlink for more information. A link to MyUNIverse News will be included for employees to see student-related announcements. My UNI Weekend will publish Wednesdays instead of Thursdays. Whenever possible, URLs are encouraged to direct the reader to more information. These changes are being made to enhance readability and the value of these online communications.
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.
The dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences has announced the appointment of Richard Featherstone, criminology, as interim head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology for the 2011-12 academic year.
Now that the new SIS system is live, the hours of operations for ITS Network Services are being reduced. As a result there will be changes in the test-scoring operation effective the beginning of the fall semester. Fall 2011 test results can be picked up during university office hours in 15 CBB. Details are available at http://www.uni.edu/its/news/2011/08/1/test-scoring-services-fall-2011.
The Strayer-Wood Theatre Box Office will re-open at noon, Wednesday, Aug. 24. Box Office hours are noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and one hour before performances. Tickets for the Strayer-Wood Theatre 2011-2012 Season, "Renewal: Emerging Beyond Struggles" will go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 6. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/theatre/swt.
To find out about the class offerings, log into My UNIverse, select the Work@UNI tab, locate MEMFIS Resources and click on Register for Training. The information will include a short course description, date, time, location and the ability to register. Reserve your seat now; class seating is limited.
OSP will host the webinar NIH Reviewers' Perspectives on the Peer Review Process from 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, in the Oak Room, MAU. Learn about the National Institutes of Health review process and hear a mock panel review of three NIH Academic Research Enhancement Award grant proposals. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/nih-mock-review.
Interested in learning more about different cultures? Do you want to meet people from other countries? The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) seeks volunteers to match with international students. Partners meet one hour weekly to speak English with an international student. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/ciep/social-cultural-activities/conversation-partner-program or the CIEP office at 56 BAK or call 273-3410 or email email@example.com.
Auditions for "Carnve Viva: Performing Postville" will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Thursday, in the Intepreters Theatre, 40 LNG. No preparation is needed. Performance dates will be Oct. 13 through 15 and 20 through 22. For more information, contact Karen Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training sessions are available for faculty and staff who previously accessed information through the old (legacy) SIS and want to continue to do so in the new SIS (Campus Solutions). If you don't have access to the new SIS, and would like to learn how to get access for viewing basic information, register for a one-hour hands-on training session by clicking here.
Registration has begun for WRS fitness classes. Classes start Monday, Aug. 29. Go to www.uni.edu/wellrec or 101 WRC to register.
For upcoming lectures, conferences, performing arts or athletic events, please visit the UNI Calendar of Events.
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found on the UNI Employment website. Referrals are encouraged.
Fitness classes, intramural sports, outdoor recreation opportunities.