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Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012

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NEWS

INTRODUCING JOBS@UNINEW

Beginning June 20, the Jobs@UNI website will be used to administer searches for all non merit positions. Jobs@UNI is an online hiring system that replaces the paper-based processes currently used to conduct faculty, P&S, academic administrator and institutional official searches. Click here for more information.

IPERS CONTRIBUTION RATESNEW

The employee and employer monthly contribution to IPERS will increase effective July 1. The employee share will be 5.78 percent and the employer share will be 8.67 percent. For an overview of changes effective July 1, visit the IPERS website.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

Chris Larimer, political science, was quoted in the Indianapolis Star

CAMPUS INTERVIEWS FOR UNI CHIEF OF POLICE/DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETYNEW

Candidates have been selected for on-campus interviews for UNI chief of police/director of public safety. Read the resumes here. Open forums for each candidate will be held at the following times: Michael Hayes, police captain, Cedar Falls police department, 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 13, Presidential Room, MAU; Peter Roth, police captain, University of Iowa police department, 1:15 p.m., Tuesday, June 26, Presidential Room, MAU; and Milissa Wright, interim director, UNI public safety department, 10 a.m., Thursday, June 28, State College Room, MAU.

CHANGE OF HOURS FOR CHAT'S AND PREXYS DUE TO WATER SHUT-DOWNNEW

Chat's and Prexys won't open until noon, Thursday, June 14, due to the water being shut off in Maucker Union for maintenance. If work is completed sooner, both operations will open earlier. Essentials will remain open for normal business hours.

DOR CONFERENCE GUESTSNEW

The Department of Residence welcomes the following conference guests this week: Iowa Leadership Camp, 2012 Iowa PGA Junior Golf Academy, Wetland Delineation Workshop, Learning & Teaching about Energy Workshop, Jr. High Volleyball Camp, IEEE-PELS Solar Splash, UNI Adapted Sports Camp and Quarterback Seminar I.

SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE ANNOUNCEMENT - PRODUCTION OBIEE OUTAGE

Beginning at 6 a.m., Wednesday, June 13 through Sunday, June 17, OBIEE Reporting will be unavailable due to data warehouse and application upgrades. The plan is to have OBIEE available for reporting by the start of work on Monday, June 18. All existing OBIEE reports and the ability to create OBIEE reports will be unavailable during this time. There may be some issues to work out following the upgrade. While service should be available by the start of work that day, expect brief outages to occur. If you have any questions, contact Julie Heiple.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

ONLINE COURSE DEVELOPMENT AWARDS: SPRING 2013NEW

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 spring 2013 courses are due by 5 p.m., Friday, June 22. Click here for guidelines and a proposal form. Awards include a $1,000-per-credit-hour course-development stipend and a $1,000 professional-development stipend for attending Quality Matters workshops, July 30 and 31. For more information, contact Belle Cowden at 273-7211.

PRE-STURGIS FALLS AND CEDAR BASIN JAZZ FESTIVAL CONCERT ON COLLEGE HILLNEW

The UNI Jazz Camp musicians will perform a pre-Sturgis Falls/Cedar Basin Jazz Festival concert at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 21, outdoors in the city’s municipal parking lot adjacent to University Book & Supply’s back entrance. The free concert is hosted by College Hill Partnership, University Book & Supply and UNI. Bring your lawn chairs. Concessions are available for purchase and coolers are permitted.

BB LEARN 9 REPORTING TOOLS WORKSHOPNEW

Learn about Bb Learn 9 reporting features. These tools are designed to better inform instructors about student usage, performance and to confirm visibility of course content to students. This workshop will occur from 1 to 2:30 p.m., June 20, in 136 ITTC. To find more information and register, click here.

SOLAR BOAT CHAMPIONSHIP - OPEN TO PUBLIC NEW

UNI will host the 2012 Solar Splash World Championship of Intercollegiate Solar Boat Racing for the second time, Wednesday, June 13 through Sunday, June 17, at George Wyth State Park. The event is free and open to the public. The event is one of UNI’s many efforts on promoting STEM among young Iowans. Solar Splash teams earn points in seven categories, including technical inspections and reports, engineering design, visual displays, workmanship and on-the-water sprint, endurance and slalom competitions. The competitors include teams from Turkey, England and Mexico. UNI Solar Panthers need your support.

KINDERMUSIK IS NOW ENROLLING FOR SUMMER 2012 SEMESTER CLASSESNEW

Kindermusik, a part of the UNI Community Music School, will offer three different summer sessions for little musicians and their caregivers. "Kindermusik ZOO Train" will be offered June 18-21; "Folktales and Folkdancing" will be offered June 25-28; and "Musical Creatures at the Ocean" will be July 23-26. Kindermusik classes include singing, dancing, instrument play-alongs and creative learning to stimulate all areas of child development. Cost is $40 for the first session, and discounts apply for attending more than one session, or for enrolling more than one child. For more information, visit the website or contact Tricia Freeman at 319-415-9404.

FAREWELL RECEPTIONNEW

President Allen and provost Gibson will host a farewell reception in honor of Virginia Arthur, associate provost for faculty affairs, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, June 18, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. A program will start at 3 p.m. Arthur has accepted a position as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minn.

GARY DATERS RETIREMENT RECEPTION JUNE 21NEW

The Department of Residence will celebrate the 39-year UNI career of Gary Daters, DOR business manager, with a reception from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, June 21, at the DOR conference room in Redeker Center.

FAREWELL RECEPTION

President Allen and provost Gibson will host a farewell reception in honor of Philip Mauceri, dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, in the Georgian Lounge, COM. A program will start at 2:30 p.m. Mauceri has accepted a position as provost and vice president of academic affairs at SUNY New Paltz.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SUMMER ORIENTATION PARENT HOSPITALITY

Once again, UNI will host a Parent Hospitality area during freshman summer orientation sessions. Share your enthusiasm for UNI with the parents of our newest students. Faculty and staff assistance is needed to help staff the booth in the coffeehouse in Maucker Union. Volunteers will visit with parents of prospective students from 5 to 6:15 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays, June 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25 and 28, and July 2 and 9. If you'd like to volunteer, e-mail Kristin Woods.

BB LEARN 9 GRADE CENTER TIPS AND TRICKS WORKSHOP

Learn some tips and tricks for working more effectively in Bb Learn's Grade Center. Learn about downloading/uploading gradebooks to work in MS Excel and, if interested, how to get Scantron scores into Bb Learn. This workshop is scheduled from 9 to 10:30 a.m., June 12, in 136 ITTC. To get more information and register, click here.

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR JOHN "JACK" MILLER

The ITS department will host a retirement reception for Jack Miller from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, in the ITTC first-floor student lounge. Stop by and wish Jack well as he retires after 20 years at UNI as the ITS Computer Consulting Center manager.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

TRX SUSPENSION TRAINING NEW

Want to take part in a fun, challenging and results-producing program? Sign up for TRX suspension training and develop strength, endurance, balance and core stability. Sessions are either one-to-one or groups of two to three. If you sign up in a group, receive 20 percent off. Time and day of training can be arranged at signup based on preference. For more information or to sign up, contact Erin Nielsen.

WALK THIS WAY WORKSHOP

Walking is a low-impact exercise with numerous health benefits. Take advantage of the nice weather and improve your health simultaneously. This workshop will provide tips on how to get the most out of a walking program. Get a customized program, and strength and core training exercises to supplement your walking. The workshop is from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, and costs $15. The workshop is available to students, faculty, staff and spouses. To sign up or for more information, contact Erin Nielsen at enielsen@uni.edu or 273-7167

MEN FITNESS ASSESSMENT SPECIAL

Men's Health Week is June 11 through 17 and is designed to encourage men to improve their physical and mental health and to encourage early disease detection. The personal fitness department at the WRC will offer fitness assessments June 11 through 17 for the discounted price of $15. Fitness assessments include resting heart rate, blood pressure, body composition, measurements, cardiovascular, strength and flexibility. Assessments are tailored specifically to you and your goals. To sign up or for more information, contact Erin Nielsen.

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.