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Tuesday, Dec 6, 2011

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NEWS

BOR TO MEET THIS WEEKNEW

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet via phone from 1 to 3 p.m., Dec. 8. The public can listen to the meeting in 119 SRL. Agenda items are available at www.regents.iowa.gov/Meetings/DocketMemos/11Memos/December2011/december2011docket.htm.

MAINTENANCE TO THE STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEMSNEW

From 2 to 3 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, the following applications will be unavailable for application maintenance: the MyUNIverse Portal and the CRM application.  Also from 2 to 8 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, the Campus Solutions application will be unavailable for application maintenance. This is the different 'Center' access in the MyUNIverse Portal as well as the Online Application for Admission. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/alerts/maintenance/2011-12-12/peoplesoft-sisportal-patching.

OSP - DID YOU KNOW?NEW

The Office of Sponsored Programs is comprised of four areas: Research Services, Preaward, Postaward and joint leadership for Intellectual Property. The mission of OSP is to advance research, scholarship and creative activity at UNI.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

Jerome Klinkowitz, languages & literatures, was quoted in a story in the Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/dec/03/kurt-vonnegut-biography.

Dwight Watson, College of Education, was quoted in a story in the Des Moines Register: http://preview.tinyurl.com/88zccvn.

UNI STUDENT NEWSNEW

This week's MyUNIverse News is available at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/myuniverse-news-monday-dec-5-2011.

"PROBLEMS? PROBABLY PERCEPTION" WEBINAR IS NOW ARCHIVED

If you didn't get a chance to catch the Panther Speakers webinar "Problems? Probably Perception" by Nichole Johnson, communication studies, on Nov. 16, you can now watch it online. The webinar explains how many conflicts in the workplace can be blamed on perception and offers tips on how to improve your perceptions. To watch the video and for more information about Panther Speakers, visit http://www.uni.edu/pantherspeakers/problems-probably-perception.

VOTE FOR NEXT REACHING FOR HIGHER GROUND TOPIC

What should be the focus of next year's Reaching for Higher Ground project? Help decide by voting for one of three topics: The Decline of America?, Food Matters or The Changing Face of America. To read brief descriptions of each topic and to vote, visit www.uni.edu/higherground/vote-2012-2013-topic. The deadline to vote is Friday, Dec. 9.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

FACULTY STUDY ROOMS APPLICATION DEADLINENEW

Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in the library for the spring semester should do so by Friday, Dec. 9. Application forms are now available online at http://www.uni.edu/library/facstudy/ and also in the library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 273-2737.

STEM EDUCATION COMMUNITY MEETING NEW

The final STEM Education meeting of the semester will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Oak Room, MAU. The focus of the meeting will be UNI STEM Summer Camp planning for 2012 and beyond. There will be cookies. If you have any questions or comments, contact Chad.Heinzel@uni.edu.

YOUTUBE VIDEOS NEEDEDNEW

The Office of University Relations is seeking YouTube videos, preferably two minutes or less, to be posted to UNI's new YouTube channel. UR is specifically interested in videos about academic programs, student and faculty research and other success stories. Please send videos for consideration, using WeTransfer.com, to Lindsay Cunningham at lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu. Visit the new YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/uofnortherniowa or click the YouTube icon on the UNI home page.

UNI COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL TO OFFER ADULT GROUP PIANO LESSONSNEW

Have you ever wanted to learn to play the piano or start playing again? UNI faculty and staff can enroll in either beginning or continuing group piano classes. The registration deadline is Jan. 5. For more information or to register, call Theresa Camilli  at 273-7156 camillit@uni.edu or visit www.uni.edu/music/communitymusicschool.

REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE RON PAUL TO VISIT UNI DEC. 9NEW

Republican presidential candidate and Rep. Ron Paul will appear at a rally Friday, Dec. 9, in the Slife Ballroom, COM, in support of his campaign's nationwide Youth for Ron Paul initiative, of which there is a chapter at UNI. Doors will open to the public at 6:30 p.m. To enter 30 minutes early and secure a spot near the front of the room, RSVP at http://ronpaulatuni.eventbrite.com/.

PANCAKES WITH PANTHERSNEW

Join TC and TK for free pancakes from 8 to 10 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11, in the Slife Ballroom, COM. Sponsored by the Residence Hall Association.

HELP UNI ENTREPRENEURS CAN HUNGERNEW

Did you know that one in eight individuals in Iowa struggles with hunger? UNI Entrepreneurs is sponsoring a food drive through Dec. 16 with all donations benefitting the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, which serves more than 40,000 different people annually. Donation boxes are in the CBA student lounge, SEC main lobby, Student Health Center and the BCS lobby. For more information, call 273-5732 or contact laurie.watje@uni.edu.

KAPPA DELTA PI T-SHIRT SALENEW

Holiday gift items will be on sale Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 6 through 8, on the second floor of the SEC lobby. Proceeds benefit UNI KDP Education Honor Society educational and service projects.

STUDENT ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE TOY DRIVENEW

The UNI Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will hold a "Toys for Tots" toy drive through Friday, Dec. 16. Donate new, unwrapped toys and drop them off in the Athletics Academic Services office in the UNI-Dome, or in Maucker Union Monday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon and Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. Contact Kara Park, athletics, with any questions at kara.park@uni.edu or 273-3327. 

HOT CHOCOLATE FOR HOPENEW

Hot chocolate will be sold from 7:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Dec. 7, in Maucker Union for $1. All profits will go to Seeds For Hope. For more information on Seeds of Hope, visit http://www.seedsofhopeiowa.com/.

TOYS FOR TOTS FUNDRAISER AT THE CEDAR FALLS DOUGHY JOEY'S

Eat at the Cedar Falls Doughy Joeys Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 3 to 11 p.m. and support Toys For Tots. There will be deals on pizza and drinks, plus 10 percent of the evening's profits will go towards purchasing toys for Toys For Tots. This is a communication studies class project. Fuel up before the UNI vs. Iowa basketball game and support charity.

VISIONING A SUSTAINABLE WORLD IN 2050

Students enrolled in Introduction to Sustainability will present a blueprint for a sustainable society in 2050 at a public forum on Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the CEEE Auditorium. A poster session will be held at 6:30 p.m., followed by the forum at 7 p.m. This event is open to the public and free of charge.

FACULTY FOCUS TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION WEEK ─ REGISTER NOW

Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/services/intructional-design-and-development/faculty-focus for details on ITS-Educational Technology’s intersession instructional technology workshops and to register. A variety of workshops are scheduled for Jan. 3 through 6 on various features of Bb Learn 9 and a number of other instructional technologies.

UNI PROFESSIONAL WRITING PROGRAM SEEKS CLIENTS

The UNI Professional Writing Program seeks individual and organizational clients in need of websites, newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents and exhibition storyboards, in both print and digital form. Contact Adrienne Lamberti, program coordinator, at adrienne.lamberti@uni.edu for more information.

PANTHERS GIVE BACK HAT & MITTEN DRIVE

Help those in need by stopping by the holiday tree in Maucker Union and drop off new (or slightly used) hats and mittens that will be given to local elementary schools this winter season. Items can be dropped off until Dec. 17.

LIBRARY FIND ARTICLES SURVEY

Want Panther Prowler to work faster for your research projects? Check out the new Find Articles search option at this test site and share what you think. For more information, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/gateway/ebsco/.

RESERVE RESINSTATEMENT LISTS

Faculty who wish to keep their same items on reserve for the 2012 spring semester from fall 2011 should submit their reinstatement request to the Rod Library reserve desk by Dec. 12. Requests can be submitted electronically at http://www.uni.edu/library/reinstatement/.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

REGISTRATION FOR FITNESS CLASSESNEW

Fitness and leisure classes will begin Tuesday, Jan. 17. New classes for spring semester include Ultimate X-Training, Ultimate H2O X-Training, Booty Call, Machine & Muscle. Other classes are Spin Pilates Fusion, Kickboxing X2, Total Sculpt & Tone, Zumba and Awakening Yoga. To find and register for a class that meets your goals, visit the WRC registration page.

FIT PLAN PACKAGE DEAL NEW

The Personal Fitness department at the WRC is offering a fitness deal to help you start the New Year making healthful decisions while saving money. Sign up for all three events and the cost is $40 (purchased individually all three are $53). The package includes a fitness evaluation during the week of Jan. 16 through 20, a Focus on Fitness Workshop, from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, and a second fitness evaluation the week of Feb. 27 through March 3. Fitness evaluations include: resting blood pressure, heart rate, measurements and body composition, cardiovascular (run, walk, bike) and strength and flexibility testing. To sign up or for more information, contact Erin Nielsen at enielsen@uni.edu.

HOURS

CHANGE IN LIBRARY HOURS DURING FINALSNEW

Library hours for Dec. 7 through 13 will be extended hours. Patrons may check out materials and enter the building until 10 minutes to closing time, at which time service desks close and the doors are locked. Library online resources are available 24/7; if off campus, there will be a prompt to enter your CatID. For more information, visit http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#fallfinals. There will be no special loans over the semester break.

CHATS CLOSED DUE TO CONSTRUCTIONNEW

Chats in the Maucker Union will be closed Thursday, Dec. 15 after 11 a.m. and Friday, Dec. 16 all day due to construction in the area. Coffee and breakfast items will be available at Prexy's during the construction.

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.