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Tuesday, Jan 11, 2011

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NEWS

MILITARY SCIENCE, UNI-CUE WILL CHANGE REPORTING ROLENEW

To foster a closer working relationship with faculty and to contribute to future interdisciplinary collaboration, two units which have previously reported to the provost’s office will now report to the colleges.  The UNI Center for Urban Education (UNICUE) will report to the dean of the College of Education and the Department of Military Science will report to the dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences.  This change was effective Jan. 10, 2011.

CAREER TRAINING FOR STUDENTS NEW

UNI Career Services will offer 16 workshops, two career fairs and will be in eight locations this semester to help students find career success. Learn more at http://www.uni.edu/careerservices/events/docs/spring11.pdf.

STUDENT AFFAIRS EMPLOYEES HONORED FOR EXEMPLARY SERVICENEW

The Division of Student Affairs annually recognizes exemplary performance of its staff with the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. The four award recipients honored at the Jan. 6 recognition event were Darla Smith, Deb Bartels, Ruther Dixon and David Schmid. More information can be found at http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs.

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE CHANGES FOR MLK HOLIDAYNEW

Due to the Martin Luther King holiday, the deadline for the Tuesday, Jan. 18 UNI Online is 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 13. The deadline for the next MyUNIverse News is noon, Friday, Jan. 14.

UPDATING ONLINE DIRECTORY NEW

The UNI Online Directory (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.

MCELROY FELLOWSHIP FOR GRADUATE STUDYNEW

Consider nominating an outstanding undergraduate student for the McElroy Fellowship. Students must have graduated in December 2010 or graduate in May 2011 with a liberal arts degree. Students must intend to pursue a Ph.D. Awardees will receive $10,000 per year for three years to help defray education costs. In addition to an above-average academic record, students will be evaluated on their character, leadership and general interests as expressed by extracurricular activities that give evidence of initiative, commitment and discipline. For application details, visit http://www.grad.uni.edu/. For application materials, contact Cheryl Nedrow at 3-2748 or cheryl.nedrow@uni.edu.

RAS AND PAIRS FOCUS ON RESIDENTS' ACADEMIC SUCCESS NEW

Resident assistants (RAs) are live-in peer leaders who challenge students to learn where they live: on campus at UNI. In October, RAs worked with Academic Advising's PAIRs (Peer Advisors in Residence) to provide 88 academic success bulletin boards and 153 academic programs, attended by 1,214 students.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

Christopher Larimer, political science, was quoted in a story about the Iowa Legislature that ran in the Quad-City Times, the Sioux City Journal and the Cedar Rapids Gazette. http://preview.tinyurl.com/4tk7dl2

PLAN NOW FOR UNI UP CLOSE NEW

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 for spring semester. 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/.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP PROGRAM

Do you want to learn about another culture and share American hospitality with international students? The International Friendship Program is seeking friendly, open-minded families to participate in UNI's nonresidential host-family program for international students. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/ciep/ciepfamiliesandfriendsp.html or e-mail Sally Roos at ciepactivities@uni.edu.

REGISTER BY JAN. 14 FOR THE 2011 UNI SYMPOSIUM

Don't forget to register for Scholars in Action: The 2011 UNI Symposium on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity to be held Friday, Feb. 11, in Maucker Union.  All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. To register, visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/2011-research-symposium. The registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 14. If you have questions, contact Anita Gordon at anita.gordon@uni.eu or 3-6148. 

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES FACULTY/STAFF NEWSLETTERNEW

The office of Student Disability Services has posted the December/January faculty and staff newsletter at http://www.uni.edu/sds/FacultyStaffNewsletter.shtml.

SUMMER CONFERENCE HOUSING AND DINING NEEDSNEW

Are you planning a summer conference or camp that will require housing or dining on campus? The Department of Residence has posted information for summer 2011 at http://www.uni.edu/dor/conferences.shtml. For more information, contact David "Schmiddy" Schmid at david.schmid@uni.edu or 273-2249.

DEEDEE HEISTAD NAMED LIBERAL ARTS CORE DIRECTOR

Deedee Heistad has been named Liberal Arts Core director. She'll be responsible for providing leadership, vision and advocacy for the LAC and will represent the provost’s office on all matters related to the LAC. She is currently a member of the LAC Review Steering Committee and is a member of the leadership team for the university’s participation in the HLC Assessment Academy, which is designed to help UNI develop and implement an assessment plan for the new LAC.

SIS: DID YOU KNOW?NEW

The new SIS provides real-time, on-demand reporting. With a few clicks, updated information displays online and can also be shared and printed. Commonly used reports can be electronically delivered. For a complete decription of features on SIS, visit http://www.uni.edu/sis/node/75.

INFLUENCE OF LIFE STRESS ON DRIVING BEHAVIORS STUDY

UNI faculty and staff are invited to participate in a study being conducted for a master's thesis that investigates life stress and driving behaviors. To participate or for more information, visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LES-DS and complete the surveys. 

RECLAIM YOUR HOLIDAYS: INPUT NEEDED

If you learned about UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education’s (CEEE) Reclaim Your Holidays (RYH) project last year, the CEEE wants to hear about your holiday experience. Information about RYH was in Words of Wellness, the Cedar Falls Utilities' newsletter, in newspapers, on the RYH website, Facebook, Iowa Public Radio’s Talk of Iowa and at UNI’s Green Holiday Open House. Please take a few minutes to complete a survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GD253M5.

RRTTC CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Recycling & Reuse Technology Transfer Center has put a call out for grant proposals. For complete details, visit www.RRTTC.com. Deadline for submissions is Friday, Feb. 18.

PEPSI VENDING PRICES

Effective immediately, the cost of soda in the Pepsi vending machines has increased to $1.50. This price increase is consistent with other increases in the cost of Pepsi products around campus and in other Pepsi vending venues around the area. The cost of other beverages from the vending machines hasn't changed. Questions can be directed to Kelly Flege at Kelly.flege@uni.edu or 273-3420.

FACULTY USING ELEARNING (WEBCT/BLACKBOARD)NEW

Those of you using UNI's eLearning system may want to inform your students that there are numerous 45-minute sessions offered Wednesday and Thursday this week and Tuesday and Wednesday next week to help them be successful with the system. The schedule can be found at http://www.uni.edu/its/training/calendar.

SPECIAL EVENTS

UNI ATHLETICS' WOMEN AT PLAY TO BE HELD JAN. 28NEW

The UNI Panther Scholarship Club and Department of Athletics will host the seventh annual Women At Play fundraiser featuring comedian Buzz Sutherland on Friday, Jan. 28, at Joker’s Comedy Club on Main Street in Cedar Falls. The social and silent auction will commence at 6:30 p.m., including complimentary light hors d’oeuvres and spirits, followed by a short program at 8 p.m. Individual tickets are $40 in advance; a table of four is available for $140. Tickets purchased at the door will be $45. For more information on Buzz, visit http://www.buzzsutherland.com/. All proceeds will benefit the Women At Play Endowment, the UNI female student-athlete scholarship fund. To purchase tickets, contact Elizabeth Hackbarth at 273-2468.

UNI COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONSNEW

UNI Community Music School is accepting registrations for a new spring class, Musicmania and Me (M & M). Musicmania and Me is for children in kindergarten through third grade and is based on Orff pedagogy. Activities incorporate dancing, singing, improvised storytelling, games and rhythm fun with xylophones, glockenspiels, drums and other small percussion instruments. M & M spring session: Tuesday, Feb. 8, through Tuesday, April 12. Cost: $50. Classes will be held in Jebe Hall, GBPAC. Registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 4. Contact: Cindi Mason, UNI Community Music School, 273-2142 or cynthia.mason@uni.edu.

MLK DAY CELEBRATION

Dwight Watson, dean of the College of Education, will reflect upon the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a celebration of his life works and accomplishments. The event will take place  at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 17, at the CME (upper level of Maucker Union).

STURGIS YOUTH THEATRE SPRING BROCHURE AVAILABLENEW

The Sturgis Youth Theatre is springing into the new year with its popular Play-in-A-Day program for students in first through sixth grades. Each workshop is a "self-contained" session of drama exploration that culminates in the creation of a play that same day. Sessions are $20 each. To view the full brochure, visit http://www.uni.edu/theatre/sturgis/.

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

CORNERSTONE COURSE INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS

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.

EXHIBITIONS AND FILMS

'WHAT YOU WILL' ART EXHIBITIONNEW

"What You Will" is an invitational exhibition honoring Saturnalia, an ancient winter tradition celebrating revelry, misrule and inversion. It's part of a yearlong series of events featuring UNI Department of Art alumni titled "Time is Ripe." Participants include: Gillian Christy, Noah Doely, Pam Echeverria, Sarah German, Inok Kalkwarf, Matt Kelleher, Abinadi Meza, Chawne Paige, Angela Pease, Tyler Speicher, Trent Stainbrook and Margaret Whiting. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; and noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR UNI EMPLOYEESNEW

UNI's Executive Development Center is accepting registrations for the 2011 Leadership Development Certificate Program. The program consists of 10 full-day sessions held between Jan. 26 and May 18. Participants are challenged to change from thinking like a manager to thinking like a strategic leader. Session topics include: strategic planning, big-picture decision making, finance for leaders and leading through changing times. Four hours of graduate or undergraduate credit is available. Tuition is half price for UNI employees at $1,575. For more information or to enroll, call 3-5851 or e-mail execdev@uni.edu. Classes are limited to 20 participants. Enrollment deadline is Friday, Jan. 14.

MANDATORY REPORTERS OF CHILD ABUSE TRAINING NEW

A training session for Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 21, in SEC 252.  All teacher-education students must complete this training before they can start their Level II (200:128) field experience at Price Laboratory School. This training session is free, open to anyone, and preregistration is not required. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education. For more information, contact Melissa Heston at 3-2236 or heston@uni.edu.

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

MEANINGFUL ASSESSMENT: AN AUDIO CONFERENCENEW

Peggy Maki, a national expert on assessment, will lead an audio conference from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, in ITTC 134. Maki will provide perspectives on national assessment issues; elements of a collaborative, problem-based framework to assess student learning; and how to produce robust, useful assessment results. Sponsored by the Office of Academic Assessment. http://www.uni.edu/assessment/maki-meaningfulassessment.shtml

ATHLETICS

PANTHER ATHLETICSNEW

Swimming and diving hosts Mankato State at 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 14, in the Glen F. Henry Swimming and Diving Pool in the UNI WRC. Men's basketball hosts Southern Illinois at 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 15, in the McLeod Center. Track and field hosts the Panther Open on Saturday, Jan. 15, in the UNI-Dome.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

INTUITIVE EATING WORKSHOPNEW

Are you a chronic dieter? Would you like to learn how to eat when you're hungry and stop when you're satisfied? WRS is sponsoring a six-week Intuitive Eating Workshop from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 19. Participants will learn how to reject a diet mentality and practice the principles of intuitive eating. For more information or to register, call Joan Thompson at 273-2137.

HOURS

LIBRARY HOURS FOR THE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BIRTHDAY WEEKEND

http://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/hours-maps/exam-holiday-interim-hours#mlk. There will be no special vacation loans during the weekend. 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 HOURSNEW

Maucker Union building hours for spring semester and Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend:
http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/

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

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.

EMPLOYMENT

MERIT VACANCIESNEW

Merit vacancies can be viewed at: http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp

P & S VACANCIESNEW

Vacancies at the P&S level include development & public relations coordinator and equal opportunity specialist. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.

 

DINING SPECIALS

BISCOTTI'S LUNCH SPECIALS

Lunch specials at Biscotti's include Panther chili and macaroni and cheese every other Monday. Walking tacos are available on Tuesdays, and hot cider is available on Wednesdays through the end of February. Chicken enchilada soup is available on Thursdays.