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Tuesday, Dec 21, 2010

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NEWS

SOCIAL WORK MOVING TO SABINNEW

The Department of Social Work is moving back to Sabin Monday, Jan. 3. The departmental office will be located in 235 SAB.

NEW POLICY ON ACCOMMODATIONS OF DISABILITIESNEW

There is a new policy on accommodations of disabilities, approved by the cabinet and the president on Monday, Dec.13. The new policy is posted at http://www.uni.edu/policies/1315.

REMINDER REGARDING YEAR-END GIFTSNEW

To ensure donors receive a tax deduction in the appropriate calendar year, UNI departments should establish procedures to make certain that year-end contributions are delivered to the UNI Foundation in a timely manner. The Foundation will process 2010 gifts through Friday, Jan. 7.

SABIN - DID YOU KNOW?NEW

Examples of materials that were recycled in the Sabin renovation include: concrete, cast stone, steel framing, wood casework, gypsum board, metal and wood doors and frames.

CSBS DEAN'S OFFICE NOW IN SABINNEW

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean's office has moved to 319 SAB.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

Psychology Today reported on a study about pay raises by Atul Mitra, management.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/2e2oetz

Iowa Public TV ran a story about ice climbing on silos and features Don Briggs, HPELS.

http://www.iptv.org/video/detail.cfm/13080/iao_20101216_101_siloiceclimbing

PANTHER CALL CENTER STUDENTS MODEL PHILANTHROPYNEW

The UNI Panther Call Center competed in an event called Project Hope, a competition between all the RuffaloCODY master's sites to determine which call center could raise the most money for a charitable cause. Each student-caller made a personal donation. For the second year in a row, the UNI Panther Call Center has won Project Hope. Read more at http://www.uni-foundation.org/page.aspx?id=lotw36p139&draft=1

MULTIDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION SURVEYNEW

A survey on multi- and interdisciplinary education is available through MyUniverse now through Friday, Dec. 31. All faculty and staff interested in multi- and interdisciplinary programs and/or have had experience with these programs and are interested in their success in academe are encouraged to take this survey. The survey is voluntary and takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete. For more information, contact Catherine Zeman at Catherine.zeman@uni.edu or the IRB administrator at 3-6148.

W2 ELECTRONIC DELIVERYNEW

Sign up now for electronic-only delivery of your W2. The deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 4 to choose electronic delivery in lieu of a mailed copy. If you chose electronic delivery last year, there's no need to re-elect this option. Electronic delivery provides access to view the W2 online, with the option to print, at least a week earlier than if you choose to receive the document through U.S. Mail. It's also a cost savings to the university. Should you choose this option, the W2 will be available through UNI Employee Self-Service by mid-January. An e-mail notification of its availability will be sent. For more information and instructions for giving permission for electronic delivery, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/training_and_support/documents/w2_delivery_preference.pdf. If you have questions, e-mail payroll@uni.edu or call 3-6425 or 3-2656.

WGS MOVING TO SABINNEW

Women's & Gender Studies is locating to a new home, 225 SAB. Stop by for a visit in January.

CAMPUS E-NEWSLETTER UPDATESNEW

This is the final UNI Online for 2010. The next issue will be e-mailed Jan. 4. Deadline is noon, Jan. 3. The next issue of MyUNIverse News will be posted Monday, Jan. 10. The submission deadline for that issue is 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 6.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

DRUPAL ASSISTANCENEW

ITS - Educational Technology and University Relations offers Drupal office hours twice monthly. Faculty, staff or students can get help with any UNI Drupal website. Drupal experts will be on hand to help field theming, site-building and content-editing questions. The next session is from 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 21, in the Production House, ITTC 108.

CORNERSTONE COURSE INFORMATIONAL MEETINGSNEW

UNI Cornerstone course informational meetings will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 12, and from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 13, in CME 109. Learn how you can be part of a teaching team for an experimental version of this course as early as fall 2011. For more information, contact April Chatham-Carpenter at chatham@uni.edu.

INTRODUCING BLACKBOARD LEARN 9NEW

Blackboard Learn 9 (BB9) is scheduled to be implemented in fall 2011. BB9 will enhance capabilities for instructors and students by providing many new features and improvements to users of the UNI eLearning system. Faculty may request a preview account that will provide instructor-level access in a Release 9.1 course by e-mailing elearning@uni.edu. You can investigate Release 9.1, test the migration of your existing course, invite others to access your test course and contribute to the development of the upgrade plan.

PLAN NOW FOR SPOTLIGHT DAY 2011NEW

Spotlight Day is dedicated to the presentation of award-winning pre-K through 12th grade earth science, inquiry- and/or math-based classroom projects, in the ITTC. Spotlight gallery (table displays) and spotlight presentations are planned and UNI faculty teaching innovations will be highlighted. Mark your calendar for Friday, Feb. 25, and start planning your involvement. Sponsored by ITS-Educational Technology. For more information, contact Doreen Hayek at doreen.hayek@uni.edu or 3-7300.

SPECIAL EVENTS

SUZUKI SCHOOL HOLIDAY PLAY-INNEW

The UNI Suzuki School will kick off its 35th anniversary celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 21. Events will include a luncheon honoring Suzuki School founder Martha Holvik, tours of the Suzuki facilities on the UNI campus and a holiday play-in featuring musical performances by alumni and friends at 6 p.m. in Davis Hall, GBPAC. For more information, contact Cathy.Craig@uni.edu.

UNI SUZUKI SCHOOL ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTSNEW

A beginning violin or viola class will be offered by the UNI Suzuki School. The sessions begin with parent classes followed by twice weekly group sessions for young students ages 4 to 6. Following this introductory period, students will be assigned an individual lesson teacher and have an individual lesson and a group lesson each week until the end of the spring semester. For more information and registration details, visit www.uni.edu/music/suzuki/node/100, call 3-2508 or e-mail cathy.craig@uni.edu.

ATHLETICS

BASKETBALLNEW

Men's basketball takes on Missouri State, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 29, in McLeod Center.

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.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

FREE DAYS IN THE WRCNEW

Faculty and staff who are not paid users of the WRC may use WRC facilities free-of-charge from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Jan. 3 through 7, by presenting a UNI ID at the Welcome Desk. You may also bring your spouse and tax dependent children with you. For pool and climbing wall hours, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/hours/docs/winterbreak10.pdf.

POOL RENTALSNEW

Wellness & Recreation Services has extended guest pool rental opportunities on the following dates: Monday through Thursday, Dec. 20 through 23; Tuesday through Thursday, Dec. 28 through 3; and Monday through Friday, Jan. 3 through 7. Two-hour rentals can be made between 3 and 6 p.m. on these days and include use of the lounge outside the leisure pool for immediate family members and up to 15 guests. The fee for WRC members is $40 and $55 for nonmembers. For more information, contact Chris Denison at denison@uni.edu or 3-7160.

LIVE HEALTHY IOWA! GROUP IDNEW

UNI employees and students can register for Live Healthy Iowa! by using the group ID LHIUNI at www.livehealthyiowa.org. You can also visit www.uni.edu/wellrec and click the Live Healthy Iowa tab for more information. The program starts Thursday, Jan. 20. For help registering a team, contact Alyssa Reichelt at alyssar@uni.edu.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKI CLASSNEW

A cross-country ski class will be offered by Wellness & Recreation Services when snow and weather allows. In one afternoon, you'll learn all the basic skills for enjoying winter on skis. Contact Kathy Green at kathy.green@uni.edu or 3-6921 to be notified when the class is scheduled. The $17 fee includes equipment; $25 for non-UNI guests. There is a discount if you have your own equipment.

CHRISTMAS BREAK MASSAGE SCHEDULENEW

The Wellness Resource Lab will offer massages Monday, Dec. 20 through Wednesday, Dec. 22. Massages will be offered again starting Monday, Jan. 10. To make an appointment, call 3-6119. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/massage_therapy.html.

INTRAMURAL PRE-SEASON BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTNEW

The tournament is open to students, faculty and staff, and there are both men's and women's divisions. Play begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18, on the WRC South Courts. There will be a mandatory manager's meeting at 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 10, in SEC 247. There will be make-up manager's meetings at 3:15 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 11 and 12, in WRC 150. Register from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 11 and 12, in WRC 161. For more information, call 3-7262.

EMPLOYMENT

JOB OPENINGS AT UNINEW

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

MERIT VACANCIESNEW

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS OVER HOLIDAYS AND SEMESTER BREAKNEW
http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#winterinterim.

There will be no special loans over the seasonal holidays and semester break. Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to closing time. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, there will be a prompt to enter your CatID.

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURSNEW
HOURS FOR CHATS IN MAUCKER UNION JAN. 3-7NEW

Chats will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Jan. 3 through Jan. 7. Chats will be closed Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 8 and 9, reopening at 7 a.m., Monday, Jan. 10. The menu will include a reduced bakery selection, two sandwich choices and one salad entrée.

NEW HOURS FOR CHATS AND ESSENTIALS IN THE MAUCKER UNION FOR SPRING SEMESTERNEW

Beginning Jan. 10, Chats will be closed on Saturdays and open from 5 to 11 p.m. on Sundays. Essentials will be closed Saturdays and Sundays. The 23rd Street Market located in the Commons, will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to midnight Sundays.