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Tuesday, Aug 31, 2010

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NEWS

NEW UNI CALENDAR GOES LIVE

A new UNI calendar is now live in the UNI website. Among its features are today's events on the calendar home page, a feed for upcoming events to the UNI home page and the ability for anyone to submit items to the calendar (anonymous submissions will be approved by a moderator). High-volume users are being sent log-in information. If you have links to the calendar, please change them to http://www.uni.edu/unicalendar.

SELF-STUDY COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED

During the fall 2011 semester, UNI will engage in the Foundations of Excellence (FoE) Transfer Focus self study as transfer students comprise more than a third of UNI's student body. Committees are now being formed to study the nine dimension areas of philosophy, organization, learning, faculty, transitions, all students, diversity, roles and purposes and improvement. There's still time for faculty and staff who are interested in being part of one of the committees to volunteer. Contact Kerri Clopton, educational psychology and foundations, at kerri.clopton@uni.edu or Christie Kangas, director of admissions, at christie.kangas@uni.edu.

REGISTER YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA SITE

UNI has a social media page listing the social media sites for UNI departments, colleges and campus groups, etc. If you have a site to be included, submit it to http://www.uni.edu/social.

UNI offers wind energy class open to all majors

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 Facebook

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

UNI IN THE NEWS

UNI's Rod Library is mentioned in a recent Des Moines Register article: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=20108250350. Joyce Milambiling, English language & literature, was interviewed by WHO Radio in Des Moines about the need for ELL teachers.

http://www.whoradio.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=121648&article=7527284.

The Omaha World Herald ran a story about the entrepreneurial programs at UNI's JPEC.

http://omaha.com/article/20100830/MONEY07/308309998

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.

NEW FEATURE ON OIP WEBSITE

Office of International Programs website has a new feature, "current visiting scholars." For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/internationalprograms/facultyandstaff/index.html.

PROVOST ADMINISTRATIVE FELLOW NAMED

The Executive Vice President and Provost's Office has appointed Pierre Mvuyekure, English language and literature, as an administrative fellow beginning this semester. Mvuyekure will serve as part of the Provost's Office administrative team, providing leadership and support for various functions and special projects and processing undergraduate student requests. The Administrative Development Program provides interested faculty with opportunities to broaden their understanding of, and experience in, higher education administration and to diversify administrative leadership on campus.

EXPORT CONTROLS POLICY AND WEBSITE

UNI recently adopted a new policy to address federal export control regulations, which restrict the transfer of technology, data, materials and other items to foreign countries. If you have colleagues or students who are non-citizens or you're planning travel to a foreign country, visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/export-controls to check if the regulations apply. The policy is posted at http://www.uni.edu/policies/1314-export-controls. Contact anita.gordon@uni.edu for more information.

VOLUNTEER TUESDAYS

The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley and the Student Leadership Center are partnering to present Volunteer Tuesdays. Register at www.uni.edu/leadershipcenter to volunteer at the Cedar Valley Arboretum on Tuesday, Sept. 7. Sign up now and receive transportation and a free T-shirt. Direct any questions to volunteerUNI@vccv.org.

NEW DIRECTOR OF SCHOOL OF HPELS

Sue Joseph has been named the director of the School of Health, Physical Education & Leisure Services (HPELS) in the College of Education effective Monday, Aug. 23.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS TO READ MYUNIVERSE NEWS
PHONE DIRECTORY UPDATES

Attention all faculty/staff: The deadline for updating information for the printed phone directory is Wednesday, Sept. 8. To review or update your home and office information, log in to: MyUNIverse > My Page Tab > Update My Personal Information.

WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES ON FACEBOOK

Women's and Gender Studies is now on Facebook. Search: UNI Women's and Gender Studies and watch for updates.

NEW CSBS WEBSITE LAUNCHEDNEW

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.

EMPLOYMENT

JOB OPENINGS AT UNI

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

HOURS

CHANGE IN LIBRARY HOURS OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND

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
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.