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Tuesday, Dec 7, 2010

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NEWS

RESERVE REINSTATEMENT LISTS

Faculty who wish to keep their same items on reserve for the spring semester from fall 2010 should submit a request to the Rod Library reserve desk by Monday, Dec. 13. Requests can be submitted electronically at http://www.uni.edu/library/reinstatement/.

STUDIO IT & COMPUTER-BASED TESTING CENTER RESERVATIONS

ITS Educational Technology is taking reservations in StudioIT and the new Computer-Based Testing Center for spring and summer 2011. To submit a reservation inquiry, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/labs/studio-it/reservation. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

INTERNAL DEADLINE FOR NSF MAJOR RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION (MRI) PROGRAM

Due to National Science Foundation submission limits, those interested in submitting grant proposals to NSF's MRI program must participate in an internal selection process; see http://www.uni.edu/osp/internal-deadline-mri-2011 for instructions. The internal deadline is Monday, Dec. 13. For more information, contact Sarah Bridges at 3-6482 or sarah.bridges@uni.edu.

REAFFIRMATION STATEMENT

President Allen has published a reaffirmation of UNI's commitment to nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The full statement can be found at http://www.uni.edu/equity/documents/ReaffirmationStatement2010.pdf.

SURVEY ON INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORIES

At the request of Provost Gibson, Rod Library is conducting a survey to assess faculty and staff understanding of institutional repositories and interest in developing one at UNI. Complete the survey at http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22BGEK2CZME/ by Friday, Dec. 17.

MEMFIS OUTAGE

MEMFIS will not be available from 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10, to 7 a.m., Monday, Dec. 13, while ITS-IS performs the annual MEMFIS upgrade. This will affect all MEMFIS applications including self-service, timecard, Webfocus and Discoverer reporting. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/alerts/maintenance/2010-12-10/memfis-outage.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE AND PURCHASING E-MAIL LIST

A mailing list has been created to facilitate more frequent communication regarding accounts payable, procurement cards, travel and purchasing-related updates, changes, and tips. To be on this list, send an e-mail to mailserv@uni.edu with the following information in the body of the e-mail: SUB AP-Purchasing with your specific e-mail, user@uni.edu. Information regarding e-mail lists can be found at http://www.uni.edu/its/support/article/1003. Questions regarding this list should be directed to Tori Stafford at tori.stafford@uni.edu or 3-2253.

CURRENT IMSEP NEWSLETTER ISSUED

The current issue of the IMSEP newsletter is at http://www.iowamathscience.org/newsletters/IMSEP_nov10.pdf.

DISCOUNTED HP INK CARTRIDGES

Campus Supply has a limited supply of HP ink cartridges available on a first come, first-served basis at a discounted price. Visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/fs/campussupply/index.asp for further information and a listing of what's available. If you have questions, contact Pam Rousselow at 3-2451.

ASSESSMENT MINI-GRANTS FOR SPRING 2011

It's not too late to submit an assessment mini-grant proposal for this spring. Funding is still available; grant-funded activities don't need to be completed until June 30. Proposals will be reviewed by the University Student Outcomes Assessment Committee on a rolling basis, beginning in January. For more information, see http://www.uni.edu/assessment/minigrants.shtml.

PRESENTATION LINKS TO OCT. 9 R&D SUMMIT

To view the archived presentations from the R&D Education Summit held on Oct. 9, visit http://www.uni.edu/rdschool/events. Presentations include the keynote by Sharon Robinson, president and CEO of AACTE, and the four presenters from national R&D schools.

ORDER COOKIE DOUGH FROM PANTHER PANTRY

Eleven flavors of frozen cookie dough are available from Fresh Beginnings, the UNI bakery. The 3.5-pound tubs should make 3.5 dozen cookies and are priced $7.99 to $15.99 per tub. Orders can be placed on the Panther Pantry website through Wednesday, Dec. 15. For more information, visit https://access.uni.edu/cgi-bin/cart/shop.cgi?master_id=1.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING REMINDERNEW

Now is the time to start submitting claims for the 2010 flexible spending plan year, which ends Dec. 31. Dependent Care flexible spending contributions are only reimbursed for services provided during the 2010 plan year. For the Health Care flexible spending account, you have until March 15 to use any remaining contributions from 2010. Any 2010 funds that remain after March 31 will be forfeited.

TIME SET FOR 2011 TOWN HALL MEETING ON DIVERSITYNEW

The Town Hall Meeting on Diversity will be held from 2 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20. A detailed agenda of the meeting will be distributed in advance across campus.

ADP 2011 SERVICE-LEARNING FELLOWSHIPSNEW

The American Democracy Project and the provost's office are sponsoring service-learning fellowships. The deadline is Friday, Jan. 14. Winners are required to participate in a workshop Thursday and Friday, May 12 and 13. Applications are available at http://www.uni.edu/adp, or contact Allen.Hays@UNI.edu or Gerri Perreault at ADP-UNI@UNI.edu.

FOOD BANK DONATIONSNEW

Money and food donated to the annual food drive at Essentials in Maucker Union exceeded last year's total. This year $540 and 152 pounds of food were donated to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.

PRINTER CARTRIDGES AVAILABLENEW

HP laserjet printer cartridges are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. There is one HP C9700A black cartridge for $70, two HP C9701A cyan cartridges at $85 and two HP C9703A magenta cartridges at $85. If interested, call Karen at 3-2654.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

Mark Williamson, IWRC, is quoted in a story in Parts & People magazine.

http://www.partsandpeople.com/Midwest/articles/view/6419.

Donna Hoffman, political science, was quoted in a story in the Mason City Globe Gazette.

http://www.globegazette.com/news/local/article_f2958a18-00fc-11e0-9ec8-001cc4c002e0.html

UPDATE ONLINE DIRECTORYNEW

The UNI Online Directory, found at http://www.uni.edu/directory, is a source for current faculty and staff contact information. To verify or make any changes to your home and/or office contact information, log in to MyUNIverse > Update My Personal Information. This information is sent directly to Human Resource Services via e-mail and will be updated within four working days.

LIBRARY STUDY ROOM NOTICENEW

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. 10. Application forms are available online at http://www.uni.edu/library/facstudy and also in the library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.

TELL YOUR STUDENTS TO READ MYUNIVERSE NEWSNEW
PROFESSIONAL WRITING PROGRAM SEEKS CLIENTS

The UNI Professional Writing Program seeks individual and organizational clients who need to have print and digital publications created, e.g., newsletters, brochures, flyers, proposals, report documents, websites and exhibition storyboards. For more information, contact prof-writing@uni.edu.

PLAN NOW FOR UNI UP CLOSENEW

UNI Up Close is a visit day planned specifically for admitted high school seniors. Following the success of previous Up Close events, two days are planned. The 2010 events hosted approximately 847 students and their guests. Of those 847 students, 773 currently are enrolled freshmen. Mark your calendars for Friday, Feb. 18, and Friday, Feb. 25, and start planning your involvement at http://www.uni.edu/admissions/upclose/facultystaff/.

PANTHERS GIVE BACK: HAT AND MITTEN DONATIONS NEEDED

As the temperature goes down, the need for warm clothing goes up. Consider purchasing child-size hats and mittens and dropping them off at the box next to the decorated tree in MAU. Donations will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 17. All items will be donated to local community schools. Sponsored by Maucker Union.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT ESSENTIALSNEW

Get into the holiday spirit and visit Essentials in Maucker Union for gifts to fit every budget. Check out the new holiday light-up-initial, plush and "bling" ornaments; Soap Art; stuffed animals; Winged Things; UNI clothing; UNI souvenirs and more. Gift cards also are available.

PERFORMING ARTS

SPOTLIGHT SERIES CONCERT: CHIMES OF CHRISTMAS

The Spotlight Series Concert: Chimes of Christmas will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. Come join the UNI School of Music choral ensembles (UNI Singers, Concert Chorale, Cantorei and Women's Chorus) in celebrating the joys of the season. Enjoy holiday favorites and majestic, winter-inspired works. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

UNI NEW HORIZONS BAND WINTER CONCERT

The New Horizons Band will offer its winter concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 13, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. Under the direction of Diana Blake, the New Horizons Band features musicians 55 and older who travel from all across Iowa. This event is free and open to the public.

JOHN ANGOTTI CONCERT

St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center will present John Angotti in concert debuting his new CD "Extraordinary Love" along with songs from his "Welcome Home for Christmas" CD from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 15, at the GBPAC. Students from UNI and several area high schools will join Angotti on stage as a combined choir. Ticket cost is $30 for adults and $20 for students. Tickets may be purchased by calling 3-4849 or St. Stephen at 266-9863. Visit www.ststephenuni.org and click on the John Angotti link for more information.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

DECEMBER WELLNESS E-NEWSLETTER

Check out the Wellness & Recreation Services December newsletter at www.uni.edu/wellrec. Follow the link on the homepage to check out updates on important WRS events and programs, and read about tips for surviving the holidays.

DECEMBER WORDS OF WELLNESSNEW

The December Words of Wellness employee newsletter at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/UNI_employee_wellness/wow/index.html.

LIVE HEALTHY IOWA CHALLENGENEW

The Live Healthy Iowa 100 Day Wellness Challenge is a fun, easy and affordable way to engage UNIowans in healthy behaviors. This team-based physical activity program is designed to promote positive changes leading to a healthier lifestyle. The program runs Thursday, Jan. 20 to Friday, April 29. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/wellrec or contact Alyssa Reichelt at alyssar@uni.edu.

SPRING SEMESTER FITNESS CLASS REGISTRATIONNEW

Spring semester 2011 fitness class registration begins Monday, Dec. 13, online or in WRC 101. Classes start Tuesday, Jan. 18. There are many classes to choose from including the new Zumba Circuit, Water Boot Camp, From Start to Finish: 5K Training Class, and Eating and Exercise Success. Register for a fitness class before they fill up. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/wellrec.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

FACULTY CONSULTATIONS

Not satisfied with your students' reading and study skills this semester? Want to see improvements next semester? The Reading & Learning Center will work with you to help your students develop better reading and learning processes. E-mail the reading and learning coordinator, Gina Burkart, at gina.burkart@uni.edu for more information.

DRUPAL ASSISTANCENEW

ITS - Educational Technology and University Relations will offer 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. Office hours are from 3 to 4 p.m., Tuesdays, Dec. 7 and 21, in the Production House, ITTC 108.

REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2011 SYMPOSIUMNEW

Registration is now open for Scholars in Action: The 2011 UNI Symposium on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity to be held Friday, Feb. 11, MAU. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. To register, visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/2011-research-symposium. If you have questions, contact Anita Gordon at anita.gordon@uni.eu or 3-6148.

INTERSESSION TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS FOR UNI FACULTY, JAN. 3-7NEW

ITS-Educational Technology invites faculty to register for workshops being offered the week before classes resume for the spring semester. Workshops address eLearning, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, HTML, Preparing Course Materials for the Web, Lecture Capture using Panopto and Video Conferencing using Adobe Connect. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For a schedule and to register, visit http://www.uni.edu/its/training/winter-intersession. (Faculty who applied and have been accepted for the Blended Course Development Award do not need to register for these workshops online).

2011 eLEARNING COURSESNEW

UNI faculty using the Blackboard/WebCT learning management system in conjunction with spring semester courses should submit a request using the form at http://elearning.uni.edu/forms/course_request.html. Courses will be populated with students the week of Jan. 3, and enrollment changes are processed on a daily basis throughout the semester.

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

SPEAKER SERIES: WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

Hear what inspires area professionals to be artistic in their fields of expertise at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the University Museum. Jeremy Schraffenberger, poet and UNI professor of English, will discuss his inspiration.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTNEW

The Office of Sponsored Programs is collaborating with the Executive Development Center to offer professional development on campus for project management. The training will be open to faculty and staff who want to enhance their knowledge of the tools and processes for effective project management. Complete a brief survey by Friday, Dec. 17, so that OSP can customize the training: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VBBXS63. Contact Christy Twait at 3-3217 if you have any questions.

DINING SPECIALS

EGGNOG AT CHATS

Fresh eggnog from the local Hansen's Dairy is available at Chats. Stop by and enjoy a hot eggnog latte or try a peppermint mocha with whipped cream.

ROASTERIE COFFEE

The specialty coffee for December at Chats is '40 Sardines.' Don't let the name fool you. The coffee has an earthy and exotic aroma that breaks into a mild acidity of dark ripe cherry and bittersweet cocoa.

FREE FOOD SAMPLES

The 23rd Street Market will offer free samples of Minh stir-fry, along with potstickers and crab rangoon, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6.

SPECIAL EVENTS

THE BAND PERRY LIVE IN CONCERTNEW

The band with the current No. 1 country hit is coming to UNI. The Band Perry will perform Thursday, Feb. 24, in the ballroom, MAU. Ticket information will be available at the start of the spring semester. Sponsored by Panther Productions and Campus Activities Board.

KINDERMUSIK NOW ENROLLING FOR SPRING 2011NEW

Kindermusik, a part of the UNI Community Music School, will offer a 14-week session for little musicians and their caregivers from Jan. 31 through May 14. Kindermusik classes include singing, dancing, instrument play-alongs and creative learning to stimulate all areas of child development. Evening and morning classes are available for infants, toddlers and preschoolers; and multi-age classes are available for siblings. Registration deadline is Jan. 30. Special early bird incentives run through Saturday, Dec. 18, which saves $10 off classes and includes a free CD or instrument for each participant. For more information, visit www.joyful-noise-studio.com or contact Tricia Freeman at 415-9404 or tricia.freeman@uni.edu.

ATHLETICS

BASKETBALLNEW

Women's basketball hosts South Dakota at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, in the McLeod Center. The Panthers host South Dakota State at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, in the McLeod Center.

Men's basketball hosts Morehead State at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, in the McLeod Center.

WRESTLINGNEW

Wrestling hosts Iowa at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 9, in the West Gym.

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.

EMPLOYMENT

P&S VACANCIESNEW

Vacancies at the P&S level include project manager/Metal Casting Center. To view the complete job description, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

JOB OPENINGS AT UNI

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

MERIT VACANCIES

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

HOURS

NEW HOURS FOR CHATS AND ESSENTIALS IN THE MAUCKER UNION FOR SPRING 2011NEW

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

LIBRARY HOURS DURING FALL SEMESTER FINALS WEEKNEW

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#fallfinals. Library hours for Wednesday, Dec. 8 through Tuesday, Dec. 14 are extended hours. 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, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID.

MAUCKER UNION BUILDING HOURS FOR FINALS WEEKNEW