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Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012

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NEWS

FALL GRADUATION FACULTY COMMENCEMENT APPAREL NEW

Please return all rental apparel to the Office of the Registrar, 115 GIL, as soon as possible. It must be returned to the rental company. Contact Tricia Johnson Welter if you have questions, at 273-6801.

PROFESSIONAL BLOGSNEW

University Relations (UR) is expanding the university's social media networks and would like to know of faculty and staff who have blogs related to their professional expertise or positions at UNI. UR will consider sharing these blogs on UNI's social media site. Please share your blog site with Liz Conklin.

UNI MILESTONES AND ANNIVERSARIESNEW

If your department or organization will celebratae a major anniversary or milestone in the next year, please share that information by emailing Liz Conklin

DIVERSITY - DID YOU KNOW?NEW

In this academic year, UNI is home to 488 international students from more than 60 countries.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

Nick Pace, educational leadership & postsecondary education was quoted in the Quad City Times.

UPDATING ONLINE DIRECTORYNEW

The UNI Online Directory is a source for current faculty and staff contact information. To verify or make 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 email and will be updated within four working days.

DIGITAL LEARNING DAY

Feb. 1 has been designated Digital Learning Day, a national awareness campaign to celebrate innovative teachers and instructional strategies. Iowa is one of 27 states participating. If you or your department have plans to participate or have resources to offer, please email Liz Conklin by Jan. 13.

FACULTY AWARDS – NOMINATION REMINDERNEW

Nominations for the Distinguished Scholar Award and the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award are due by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17 to the Graduate College in 110 LNG. 

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

ONE-TO-ONE COMPUTING FOR INCREASED LEARNING WEBINARNEW

ITS-Educational Technology invites you to participate in a webinar on One-to-One Computing from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12. A team of educators from Auburn Junior High School in Auburn, Ala. will be guest panelists. Auburn JHS is showcased by Intel for its successful implementation of one-to-one computing in a student-centered environment.

JAMES F. LUBKER FACULTY RESEARCH AWARD - NOMINATION REMINDERNEW

Department head nominations for the James F. Lubker Faculty Research Award need to be provided to the appropriate dean by Tuesday, Jan. 17. Deans will forward names for consideration to the Graduate College by 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30.

UNI WOMEN'S BASKETBALL "DOLLAR NIGHT" - JAN. 12NEW

The UNI Women's Basketball team is inviting all UNI faculty and staff to the UNI vs. Indiana State game at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, in the McLeod Center. Tickets are only $1. Bring your family or friends and support UNI Women's Basketball. For more information, call Eric Hrubes at 273-3860.

GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO GET TO KNOW COLLEAGUESNEW

Student Affairs (and other UNI) faculty and staff are invited to "You 'n I: The Diversity Shuffle," from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17. In a fun, speed dating-like format, you will get to know 10 colleagues while learning about individual and cultural differences. Spaces are limited.

SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLENEW

UNI's Speakers Bureau wants to add more UNI speakers to its network. The Speakers Bureau puts faculty speakers in contact with a variety of community organizations and student groups that have requested presentations. There is no cost to be a registered speaker and topics are welcome. For more information about how to get involved or to request a speaker for your own organization, visit UNI Speakers Bureau.

RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY FUND NEW

The Intercollegiate Academics Fund (IAF) provides funds to cover research and creative activity expenses for students. Upcoming application deadlines include Feb. 2 and March 1. Students who have been invited to perform, compete or present their research at a conference or intercollegiate event may also apply for travel funds through IAF.

A TRIBUTE TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.NEW

The Center for Multicultural Education (CME) will host Ellis Cose in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Cose will speak about his newest book, "The End of Anger: A New Generation's Take on Race and Rage," at 7 p.m.,  Monday, Jan. 16, in the CME.  Prior to the event, there will be a book discussion at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the CME.  For more information, contact the CME.

BECOME A CONVERSATION PARTNERNEW

Interested in learning more about different cultures? Do you want to meet people from other countries? The Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP) is seeking volunteers to match with international students. Partners meet one hour weekly to speak English with an international student. For more information, call 273-3410 or email the CIEP office.

CENTER FOR NANOINTEGRATION DUISBURG-ESSEN NANO SUMMER PROGRAM

The Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CeNIDE) will offer the CeNIDE Nano Summer Program, June 4 through July 20, 2012, at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany. This seven-week international academic program focuses on the field of nanotechnology. It's designed for outstanding students in their third to fifth academic year with a major in science or engineering. The application deadline is Jan. 15. Please email Tobias Teckentrup with questions. For more information, visit UNI's Office of International Programs.

PLAN NOW FOR SPOTLIGHT DAY 2012

Spotlight Day is dedicated to the presentation of award winning pre-K through 12 earth science, inquiry and/or math-based classroom projects. Spotlight gallery (table displays) and Spotlight presentations are planned and UNI faculty teaching innovations will be highlighted. Mark your calendars for Thursday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in ITTC and start planning your involvement. Sponsored by ITS-Educational Technology. If you have questions, email Doreen Hayek or call 273-7300.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

WRS FIT PLAN PACKAGE DEALNEW

The WRS Fit Plan package includes two fitness assessments and the Focus on Fitness Workshop, from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24. Fitness assessments include: resting blood pressure, heart rate, measurements and body composition, cardiovascular (run, walk, bike) and strength and flexibility testing. Sign up for all three events and the cost is $40 (purchased individually all three are $53). To sign up or for more information, contact Erin Nielsen.

WELLNESS & RECREATION SERVICES E-NEWSLETTERNEW

The Wellness & Recreation Services January e-newsletter is available online. Follow the link on the home page to check out updates on important WRS events and programs along with wellness tips and articles.

REGISTRATION FOR FITNESS CLASSES

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.

DINING SPECIALS

GODFATHER'S PIZZA EXPRESS, NOW AT THE 23RD STREET MARKETNEW

The 23rd Street Market is now featuring a new Godfather's Pizza Express. Later this month, TC will help kick off the Grand Opening Week, Jan. 23 through 27. Stop by for high-fives, free samples and a chance to win free pizza for a year.

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS OVER MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BIRTHDAY WEEKENDNEW

There will be no special vacation loans over the weekend. 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, you will get a prompt to enter your CatID. For more information, visit Rod Library.

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.