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Tuesday, Aug 24, 2010

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NEWS

Call for presenters/exhibit hall

Attention faculty and graduate students. The Cedar Valley Sustainability & Environmental Educators are bringing a new event to the UNI campus Thursday, May 26, that will offer a day of education to 1,300 ninth grade students from Cedar Falls and Waterloo. Presenters and displays are needed for the exhibit hall. Submissions are due Friday, Sept. 10. For more information, visit http://www.rrttc.com/images//call%20for%20presenters.pdf.

Lifelong University

UNI's Lifelong University Program, geared toward the lifelong learner, offers non-credit courses taught by UNI faculty and staff. The fall 2010 program will feature five non-credit courses: "Beethoven's Piano Music," "The Film Version of 'The Laramie Project:' Why, Who, What and How," "Religious Doubt and the Western Secular Tradition," "Forensic Science: Psychological Perspectives" and "Lies and Lying in Personal and Public Life." For more information about the Lifelong University courses and to register, visit www.uni.edu/llu or call University Events Coordination at 3-5141.

Panther planners

Panther Planners, academic year calendars, are available for $5 at Biscotti's in Redeker Center, 23rd Street Market in Commons and Essentials in Maucker Union. The planner includes campus dates of interest and importance to UNI students.

Speakers Wanted

UNI's Speakers Bureau program is currently seeking UNI faculty and staff speakers. The Speakers Bureau is a resource for community organizations, businesses and industries looking for speakers at meetings, summits, conferences and more. If you are interested in speaking to the community about important topics, request to become a speaker at www.uni.edu/speakers/speaker-submission-form.

Call for NEH summer stipend reviewers

The Office of Sponsored Programs is seeking faculty from the humanities fields to review and nominate UNI proposals for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Program. The review work will be conducted Sept. 15 through Sept. 22. Contact Hillery Oberle at 3-3961, or Hillery.oberle@uni.edu if interested in serving as a reviewer.

Motor pool

Most motor pool rates have gone down. Check the Web for the new costs to rent a motor pool car. For more information, call Peg at 3-2610.

Updating the 2010-2011 campus phone book: Office info only

To make changes in the following sections of the new phone book, A) Office Directory, Pages 5-12; B) Campus Governance Group, Page 12; C) UNI fax numbers, Pages 13-14; and D) Departmental websites, Pages 15-16, visit http://www.uni.edu/ur/phonebook/. The deadline for these changes is Friday, Sept. 3. If you have questions, contact Janis Jehle at 3-2761 or janis.jehle@uni.edu.

Foundations of excellence transfer focus survey

Following the success of the first-year study, UNI has decided to engage in the Foundations of Excellence (FoE) Transfer Focus self study as transfer students comprise more than one-third of UNI's student body. Faculty and staff are encouraged to share their opinions about how well UNI implements an effective transfer program, both in and out of the classroom. These anonymous responses will be an important source of information for the FoE Task Force during the 2010-2011 academic year. The survey is at https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/surveys/takeSurvey.cgi. Questions may be addressed to Kerri Clopton, educational psychology and foundations, at kerri.clopton@uni.edu or Christie Kangas, admissions, at christie.kangas@uni.edu.

New associate deans named for CHFA & CNS

Kavita Dhanwada, biology, and John Fritch, communication studies, were named associate deans of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the College of Natural Sciences, effective Thursday, July 1. Both are serving as associate deans for both colleges in the coming year and as the associate deans of the merged college beginning in July 2011.

Fall graduate assistants

Graduate assistants are not to begin work for the assistantship until the fall PAF has processed through all offices. Approvers will receive a MEMFIS notification when processing is complete.

Internal Deadline - NEH Summer Stipends

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 UNI deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15. To apply for a nomination, visit www.uni.edu/osp/neh-summer-stipend or contact Hillery Oberle at hillery.oberle@uni.edu or 3-3961.

School of Applied Human Sciences announced

The Department of Design, Textiles, Gerontology and Family Studies, along with the Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling programs that were formerly in the College of Education, now constitute the School of Applied Human Sciences in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. This newly named unit was approved during the August meeting of the Iowa Board of Regents. For more information, contact Howard Barnes, director of the School of Applied Human Sciences, at 3-2555.

New CSBS website launched

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has revamped its website to provide more details about its faculty, programs, policies and activities. Visit http://www.uni.edu/csbs/ for more information.

Office of the registrar debuts new website

The Office of the Registrar has updated the look, feel and functionality of its website. Some new features include a Classroom Reservation WebForm, an Ad Hoc Report Request WebForm and a Class List Verification WebForm. Visit www.uni.edu/registrar.

UNI offers wind energy class open to all majorsNEW

Iowa is second in the nation in terms of wind energy installed capacity just behind Texas. If you are interested in wind energy basics, applications and contemporary issues on technology, operation, economics, management and politics, then check out 330:059 (04) Wind Energy Application in Iowa (2 credits) for undergraduate credit or 330:159g (04) for graduate credit. This class is offered from 5:30 to 7:20 p.m., Tuesdays, in ITC 7. Class will also include lab demonstrations on the on-going 12 kW wind-energy power system built at UNI.

Public Policy on FacebookNEW

UNI's masters in Public Policy program is now on Facebook; search "UNI Public Policy" and watch for updates from the Public Policy office.

WELCOME MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT ALLENNEW

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

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

EXTERNAL FUNDING CONFERENCE

The Office of Sponsored Programs will present several virtual sessions from the Grants Resource Center's 2010 External Funding Conference, Monday, Aug. 23 through Wednesday, Aug. 25. UNI faculty and staff are invited to attend any or all of the sessions, which will be presented in OSP (213 East Bartlett Hall) unless otherwise noted. The session descriptions and schedule are at www.uni.edu/osp/grc-fall-conference-2010

MEMFIS Training

Training for using accounts payable forms and requisitions is being offered. To register, login to MyUniverse -> select "Work @ UNI"> select "Register for Training" in the MEMFIS channel. Seating is limited. Attendees should have a FIN responsibility. If you don't have this, it can be requested by completing the MEMFIS Authorization form.

REGISTER FOR INFORMATION LITERACEY AND LIBRARY RESOURCE SESSIONS

Too much Wikipedia, Facebook, and Google? Consider registering your classes for Library Resource and Information Literacy sessions. Each library session can be customized to cover specific topics, resources and research skills. To register, visit http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr/ or call Cindy Kruckeberg at 3-2839.

INFORMATIONAL SESSION: GRANT FOR CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN VICTIM'S ISSUES

The National Scope Demonstration Project to Integrate Crime Victims' Issues into University and College Curricula, lead by the University of Massachusetts Lowell, is offering small grants for faculty course module development. An informational session will be held at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 26, in BAK 166. The application deadline is Thursday, Sept. 9. For more information, contact Hillery Oberle at Hillery.oberle@uni.edu or 3-3961.

'USING eLEARNING (WEBCT) AS A STUDENT' WORKSHOPSNEW

"Using eLearning (WebCT) as a Student" workshops are scheduled for Aug. 25-26 and Aug. 30-31. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/c.shtml for times. These workshops address e-mail, discussions, assignments, assessments and support options. Seating is limited. For reservations call 3-2309.

SPECIAL EVENTS

TKD open house

The UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club will host open house demonstrations starting at 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, Aug. 23 through 27 and Aug. 30 through Sept. 2, in WRC 176. The club is celebrating its 41st year on campus, and is home to 622 distinguished black belts. Call 230-1199 for more information, or visit http://www.unitkd.com/index40.htm.

Fall Faculty Meeting

The UNI fall faculty meeting, will be held at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 30, in the Lang Hall Auditorium.

GRADUATE STUDENTS' INFORMATIONAL MEETING

A Graduate Students' Informational Meeting (formerly New Graduate Student Orientation) will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. New graduate students are invited to attend and returning graduate students and faculty are welcome. Shoshanna Coon's presentation "Who Wants to Graduate?" will review academic policies and procedures. The program also includes "Learning Firsthand," a graduate student panel, Connecting to Campus and Community Resources Fair. Door prizes will be given and refreshments will be available.

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

JUDGING THE REALITY OF UNIVERSITY FINANCES: HOW YOUR UNIVERSITY WORKS

Howard Bunsis, a professor of accounting at Eastern Michigan University, who specializes in analyzing university finances, will speak about the financial realities at UNI at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, SEC 244/245. Sponsored by United Faculty/AAUP.

IMMIGRATION DEBATE AND INFORMATIONAL MEETING ABOUT POLICY DEBATE AT UNI

The UNI Speech and Debate Team will host an audience debate from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2, in Lang 040 (Interpreters Theatre). Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Members of the UNI Debate team will debate whether or not to increase employment-based visas in the United States.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

THINKING ABOUT AN LLC?

A free, interactive webinar on the changes coming to LLC filing in Iowa will take place at noon, Thursday, Aug. 26, at MyEntre.net. LLCs have become an incredibly popular way to organize a small business and much time and effort has been spent on the pros and cons of LLCs versus other types of business formation. Joseph Leo, an attorney with Brown Winnick in Des Moines, will get you prepared for the changes in store for LLCs in 2011.

SPECIAL OFFER TO UNI EMPLOYEES FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

UNI's Executive Development Center is making a special offer to UNI employees. Enroll in the Executive Development Center's Professional Development Certificate program for half price - only $1575.00. This offer is only good through Tuesday, Aug. 24. Classes begin Aug. 26 and end Dec. 9. Each session is held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in BCS 30. There are 10 classes in the certificate program, with one class conducted approximately every other week. A complete class list and descriptions are available at www.bcs.uni.edu/execdev. For more information or to register, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 3-5851 or execdev@uni.edu.

Panther Speakers

The 2010-2011 UNI Panther Speakers series kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 15 with a webinar presentation, "Ten Things You Need to Know About the Economy," presented by David Surdam, economics. The Panther Speakers program is a series of free webinars delivered by UNI faculty and staff to alumni, business leaders and interested individuals. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/pantherspeakers.

OSHA BLOODBOURNE PATHOGEN TRAINING

This 30-minute training is required for all students completing field experiences in any pre-K through 12 school setting. The training is free and open to anyone. Three sessions will be offered: 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 31; 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1; or 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2. All sessions will be held in SEC 244/245. No registration is required. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education, 3-2265.

MUSIC EDUCATION WORKSHOP

Michelle Swanson, School of Music, will coordinate a music-education workshop at 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 28, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.

INTUITIVE EATING WORKSHOP

This six-week workshop is designed for the chronic dieter. Participants will learn steps to reject the diet mentality, deal with feelings without using food, normalize the relationship with food and respond appropriately to hunger and fullness. The workshop takes place from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 7 through Oct. 12, in the WRC 101. The cost is $25. For more information or to register, contact Joan Thompson at 3-2137 or joan.thompson@uni.edu.

EMPLOYMENT

PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC VACANCIES

Vacancies at the P&S level include Study Abroad student support specialist and assistant director of Study Abroad Programs/Advisor. To view the complete job description, visit www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp

Merit Vacancies

Merit vacancies are available for viewing at www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp.

JOB OPENINGS AT UNINEW

The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at www.uni.edu/resources/employment/

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

REGISTER FOR WELLNESS/RECREATION CENTER AND HEALTH BEAT

Renewal and new registrations for use of the Wellness/Recreation Center and Health Beat and for towel service are now being accepted. Individual cost is $182 for the year. Registration can be made online at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec or through My Universe: Life@UNI or in the Wellness and Recreation Services office, WRC 101.

HEALTH BEAT LOCKER SERVICES

You have enough things to haul to and from campus. Let the Health Beat locker rooms help you out. Half and long lockers are available for rent. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu. Sign-up is also available at Health Beat, just ask a fitness supervisor.

Personal Trainers Available

Let a personal trainer design a program with your specific goals in mind. Trainers are results driven and want you to succeed. Contact Kristy Leen 3-7167, or kristy.leen@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html.

REGISTER FOR FALL FITNESS CLASSESNEW

Registration for fitness classes at the WRC is now open. A new fitness class, Water Boot Camp, will include running, jumping, core and strength training. Athletic swimsuit and towel are required. Other classes include Fitx5, Cardio Mix, Step-Kick-Spin, Total Body Conditioning, Spin-Yoga Fusion, Kickboxing, Boot Camp, Spinnercise, Hip-Hop, Zumba, Ballroom Dance, Hydro-Fit, Sculpt and Tone, Circuit Weights, Women on Weights, Abs, Pilates, Yoga and more. Register online, http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/ or at the main office, WRC 101.

Massage TherapyNEW

Schedule a massage appointment with Licensed Massage Therapist, Julie Conley: 45-minute massage for $35; 60-minute massage for $45; and 90-minute massage for $65. Gift certificates are available. Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 to schedule an appointment.

DINING SPECIALS

Free Gift

Starting Monday, Aug. 23, pick up a free gift while supplies last at one of the following retail locations: 23rd Street Market in the Commons; Biscotti's; in Redeker Center; Chats, Essentials and Prexy's in Maucker Union; or one of the three food carts in the WRC, CBB or SEC. For more information on retail promotions, visit www.uni.edu/dor What's Happening, or check us out on Facebook.

PERFORMING ARTS

ALL-RACHMANINOFF RECITALNEW

Pianist Sean Botkin, School of Music, will present an all-Rachmaninoff recital with guest artists and members of the Maia Quartet, including Tricia Park, violin, and Hannah Holman, cello. The concert will be held at 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 30, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, and will feature a selection of Rachmaninoff Preludes from Op. 23 and Op. 32 and Trio Elégiaque, Op. 9 for violin, cello and piano. This event is free and open to the public.

EXHIBITIONS AND FILMS

ALUMNI ART EXHIBITIONNEW

An invitational art exhibition, "Never Chaste," will be presented Aug. 23 through Sept. 19. This is the first in a yearlong series of events featuring UNI Department of Art alumni titled "Time is Ripe." Exhibition participants include Jensen Barnes (B.F.A. '03); Thaddeus Erdahl (B.A. and B.F.A. '04); Gerard Huber (B.A. '71); Gary Kelley (B.A. '68); Ken Rowe (B.F.A. '92); and Libby Rowe (B.F.A. '93). The following lectures will be presented at 7 p.m., in the Kamerick Art Building auditorium: Barnes, Tuesday, Aug. 24; Huber, Wednesday, Aug. 25; and Kelley, Wednesday, Sept. 15. Sponsored in part by the Florence Hartwig Foundation and the UNI Alumni Association.

HOURS

CHANGE IN LIBRARY HOURS OVER LABOR DAY WEEKENDNEW

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#labor. Please Note: Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until ten minutes to the closing time. There will be no special vacation loans over the weekend. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

ATHLETICS

PANTHER ATHLETICS NEW
Men's basketball hosts Bradley at 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 9, in the McLeod Center.
Women's basketball hosts Missouri State at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 6, and  Wichita State at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 8. Both games are in the McLeod Center.
Correction: Wrestling hosts the NWCA National Duals tournament on Saturday, Jan. 8, and Sunday, Jan. 9, in the UNI-Dome. Action begins at 9 a.m. both days.