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Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012

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NEWS

PRESIDENT ALLEN'S EVALUATIONNEW

The UNI Faculty Senate has organized a committee to manage President Benjamin J. Allen's five-year evaluation. As part of the evaluation, faculty are asked to complete and submit an online questionnaire available on MyUniverse (in the 'Current Announcements' section) by Tuesday, Feb. 21. For more information, email Jeffrey Funderburk.

FACEBOOK CAMPAIGNNEW

University Relations has begun a campaign to reach a goal of 45,000 Facebook fans by Commencement, May 5. Prizes will be awarded to fan number 39,000 and each 1,000 increment up to 45,000. Share with your friends and help UNI reach this goal. UNI will add some fun new features, such as Friday Photos and Tuesday Trivia, encouraging fans to engage with each other and identify the photos.

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - DID YOU KNOW? NEW

UNIBusiness' Professional Readiness Program has provided professional training to nearly 2,500 students. During the fall 2011 semester, 66 business professionals -- 38 of whom were UNI alumni -- spoke to UNIBusiness students and led professional training workshops through the program.

ROD LIBRARY SURVEYNEW

Rod Library is conducting a survey to gauge the access, use and effectiveness of library subject guides. Please take the survey online. Responses are appreciated and anonymous. The survey will run through Friday, Feb. 24.

STUDENT EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONSNEW

Nominate outstanding student employees who demonstrate the following: high quality of work, reliability, initiative, professionalism and uniqueness of contribution. The deadline is at 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17. Further requirements can be found on the nomination form. For more information, email Evie Waack or call 273-6856. 

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

Chris Larimer, political science, was quoted in a story in the Quad City Times.

Sam Lankford, HPELS, was quoted in the Des Moines Register

Carole Yates, CEEE, was quoted in a story aired on Radio Iowa.

UNI UP CLOSENEW

UNI Up Close is a visit day planned specifically for admitted high school seniors and transfer students. The Up Close events can reach attendance of around 1,000 people. Please help welcome future students and their guests to campus on Friday, Feb. 24. 

STUDENT NEWS

Read this week's MyUNIverse News.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

HRS SEMINAR: YOUR RETIREMENT, A PERSONAL JOURNEYNEW

UNI HRS will host a seminar, led by TIAA CREF representatives, on "Your Retirement, a Personal Journey; How to Plan What's Best for You in the Years to Come." The seminar will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the CME.

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: CREATING A FACULTY WRITING GROUPNEW

This workshop discusses the benefits of forming writing groups and how a writing group might work for you during and after the path towards tenure. Attend the workshop from 3 to 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20, in the Elm Room, MAU. The facilitators will be Carissa Froyum and Marybeth Stalp, sociology, anthropology & criminology. This workshop is for untenured faculty only. Refreshments will be provided.

FULBRIGHT OPPORTUNITIES IN EUROPE WEBINARNEW

The Fulbright Opportunities in Europe webinar will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. EST., Wednesday, Feb. 15. There are many awards available in the 2013-2014 competition across Europe for scholars, professionals and administrators. Opportunities exist for teaching, conducting research or combining both. Register online. For more information, visit the International Programs website.

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGNOSISNEW

Learn about the Small Group Instuctional Diagnosis (SGID) method of course evaluation from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, in the SIAC Conference Room, MAU. SGID uses an outside facilitator to conduct a discussion with students and to provide feedback to the instructor midway through a course. The facilitator will be Deedee Heistad, LAC. Bring your lunch; refreshments will be provided.

SPOTLIGHT ON STEM DAYNEW

Award winning pre-K-12 teachers and their students will present their earth-science, inquiry and/or math-based classroom projects. This is an opportunity to talk with teachers and students about how they view hands-on, interactive science and math based programs as a means of teaching and learning. Spotlight Gallery (table displays) will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the student lounge on the first floor, ITTC. Spotlight Presentations will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; every 30 minutes; Thursday, Feb. 23, ITTC labs. There will be an information table in 120 ITTC. Sponsored by ITS-Educational Technology. For more information, contact Doreen Hayek or call 273-7300.

CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN AND FAMILIES NEW

Faculty, staff and students are invited to register for UNI's first-ever Conference on African-American Children and Families, Friday, Feb. 24, in the SEC. State and national educators, policy makers, health professionals and anyone committed to improving the lives of children are invited. For more information, call Gloria Kirkland Holmes, curriculum & instruction, at 273-2007.

GRADUATE COLLEGE BROWN BAG LECTURE SERIESNEW

Tim Lindquist, accounting, will present "The Impact of National Culture and Moral Intensity on Ethical Decision-Making: U.S. versus Germanic Europe," from noon to 12:50 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, in 319 CBB. Please bring your lunch. Cookies will be provided.

ATHLETIC APPAREL SALENEW

UNI will hold a sale of used athletic apparel items, such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, jerseys, jackets, etc. The doors open at 8 a.m. and the sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, Feb. 17, in the West Gym. All items will be priced at $5 each. There will be no preview or pre-sales. Payment must be made in cash (good check) on site before removal and all items must be removed by 1 p.m. Parking will be available in the A lot (Latham Lot) west of the West Gym. For more information, call Vince Heuer at 273-3527.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

The federal government is one of the largest employers in the U.S. With a unique hiring process, getting hired for a government job creates challenges not faced in other fields. Learn about available job opportunities, job search strategies and federal resumes at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, in 009 GIL. For more information, contact Isabela Varela.

VIDEO CONFERENCE WITH EDUCATION ADVOCATE LINDA DARLING-HAMMOND

UNI's Center for Multicultural Education (CME) is hosting Linda Darling-Hammond from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, at two locations: the libraries at Malcolm Price Laboratory School and Lincoln Elementary School, in Waterloo. She is the Charles Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University and co-director of the School Redesign Network. Along with her opinions on education, Darling-Hammond will also speak about the Waterloo and Cedar Falls Community school districts. 

13TH ANNUAL CEDAR VALLEY CONFERENCE ON HUMAN RIGHTS

The 13th Annual Cedar Valley Conference on Human Rights will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday Feb. 17, at Allen College. Registration fee of $30 includes breakfast and lunch. A registration brochure is available here. UNI is a co-sponsor.

JOB SHADOWING EVENT FEB. 23

The UNI Educational Talent Search Program (ETS) needs help in providing a job shadowing experience for students from George Washington Carver Academy in Waterloo. Students will be paired with faculty and staff on campus from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m., Feb. 23. The students will ask questions about your position, responsibilities and education. Faculty and staff can join their students for lunch (at no charge) if your schedule allows. If interested in hosting, email Ruthie Stigler by Friday, Feb. 17. If you have questions call Ruthie Stigler or Cathy Ketton at 319-433-1220.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

SPRING 2012 MASSAGE THERAPYNEW

Spring 2012 licensed massage therapists are Julie Conley and Julia DeMartino. A 15-minute massage is $15, 30 minutes is $25, 45 minutes is $35, 60 minutes is $45 and a 90-minute massage is $65. For an appointment, call the Wellness Resource Lab at 273-6119. 

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.