Under the sponsorship of the President's Diversity Council, the annual Town Hall Meeting on Diversity will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Slife Ballroom, Commons. A Diversity Fair will be held prior to the town hall meeting from 1 to 2 p.m., in the Georgian Lounge and Porch. Heather Hackman from St. Cloud University will be the guest speaker.
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012
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Jeneane Beck, UNI's state relations officer, will post updates to a new legislative update blog. Check this site for news during this legislative session.
Nominate outstanding student employees who demonstrate the following: high quality of work, reliability, initiative, professionalism and uniqueness of contribution. Further requirements can be found on the nomination form. For more information, email Evie Waack or call 273-6856. The deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17.
UNI is a partner in the College Hill Partnership (CHG), a non-profit organization that serves as the leader in revitalization and promotion of the College Hill area. News and information about projects are available in the fall 2011 newsletter.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Lux Service Award and Outstanding Student Leader Award. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students who have demonstrated outstanding service and leadership to the university. Students with 90 or more credit hours, including graduating seniors, qualify for the awards. Nominations must be received by March 2. For more information, contact Monica Johnson at 273-5181.
Melissa Heston, teacher education, had a guest opinion piece published in the Des Moines Register.
Donna Hoffman, political science, had a piece featured in U.S. News & World Report's Debate Club.
UNI and Veridian Credit Union are seeking nominations for the 2012 Community Engagement Awards to recognize the outstanding contributions of UNI faculty members to the community through research and/or teaching. Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 17.
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The NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) is now accepting white papers proposing a new Base Program at UNI. The deadline for papers is Feb. 20. Base Program funding will provide approximately $70,000 over three years and requires a one-to-one match of non-federal in-kind or cash funds. Contact Hillery Oberle in OSP to apply.
Do you need to learn more about using the new iPad2 or iPhone you received over the holidays? Check out the online tutorials.
The Office of Continuing and Distance Education and the ITS Educational Technology department are hosting a Brown Bag Lunch session from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1, in 134 ITTC for Digital Learning Day. Please bring your own lunch. Brownies will be provided. This event will showcase innovative uses of digital technologies, mobile learning and other new technologies used to enhance teaching and learning. For more information, email Belle Cowden.
A Blood Chemistry Profile screening will be held from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, in Rod Library. Employees enrolled in a university health insurance plan are eligible for one free BCP per academic year. Spouses and UNI students may sign up for a $20 fee. Contact Human Resources at 273-2423 to schedule an appointment.
A Professional Interest Database has been linked to the Office of International Programs webpage allowing the campus community to search for faculty and staff interests and expertise by country or geographical location.
HRS will provide Performance Appraisal Training for supervisors who are new to conducting performance appraisals or who want to enhance their overall performance management skills. Participants will learn how to approach and follow through with the performance appraisal and the entire performance management process. For more information or to reserve a spot, visit the Performance Appraisal Training website.
The third in a series of scholarly networking events will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Make connections and have informal discussions with colleagues about research, scholarship and creative activity. Refreshments will be provided, no RSVP required. February’s event is sponsored by the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences. For more information, email Mary Chien.
A training session for Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, in 252 SEC. This training session is free, open to anyone and preregistration is not required. Sponsored by the Office of Teacher Education. For more information, email Melissa Heston or call 273-2236.
The Office of Continuing and Distance Education is accepting proposals for course development awards for faculty interested in converting an existing course to a fully online format using UNI's eLearning system. Proposals for fall 2012 courses are due Monday, Feb. 6. Awards include a $1,000-per-credit-hour course-development stipend and a $1,000 professional development stipend for attending two Quality Matters workshops. For details, email Belle Cowden or call 273-7211.
Campus Supply stocks white recycled copy and printer paper. The cost of the paper is $3.08 per ream delivered to your office. Order today and receive it tomorrow. Please direct Campus Supply questions to 273-2451.
The UNI Campus Activities Board will host Ben Rosenbush, an acoustic artist who specializes in orchestral folk rock. He will perform from 8 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31, in the Hemisphere Lounge behind Chats, MAU.
Help freshmen learn how to succeed at UNI. Simply encourage them to take the MAP-Works survey that will be sent to them on Jan. 31. Learn about the survey, including the prizes respondents can win.
The RRTTC is inviting UNI faculty, staff and students to help plan 2012 Earth Week events. The UNI Earth Day celebration on campus will take place Wednesday, April 18. A meeting to discuss possible events will take place at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 1, in 115 CEEE. If you can't attend, but have things to share, email them.
The AAUW Cedar Valley Discovery Diversity Discuss book group will meet at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, at the UNI Museum to discuss "City of Veils: A Novel" by Zoe Ferrais. The brutal killing of a woman must be solved in a land where there is secrecy surrounding all women. All are welcome to attend.
The aquatics program at the WRC has openings for adult and private swim lessons. Adult swim lessons will be offered from Feb. 7 to March 8. Private swim lessons can be arranged with an instructor and taught at a time that works with your schedule. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the Wellness & Recreation Services February e-newsletter. Follow the link on the home page for updates on important WRS events and programs along with wellness tips and articles.
Want to give a group fitness class a try? Drop into one of the following classes for a free, one-time visit to try out the class: Spin: Sec.04, Ultimate X - Training: Sec.18 or 19; Hydro-Fit: Sec.35 or 37; Ultimate H2O X-Training: Sec.38; Aqua Zumba: Sec.39; Total Sculpt & Tone: Sec. 41; Machines, Muscles, & More: Sec. 45, 46, 47, 48; Pilates: Sec. 64 or 65. This offer is only available for the classes listed above. If you like the class and would like to keep attending, register online or stop in 101 WRC. or pick up a brochure to see more details about each of these classes.
For upcoming lectures, conferences, performing arts or athletic events, please visit the UNI Calendar of Events.
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found on the UNI Employment website. Referrals are encouraged.
Fitness classes, intramural sports, outdoor recreation opportunities.