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Tuesday, Jun 5, 2012

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NEWS

BOR DOCKET AVAILABLENEW

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet June 6, in Iowa City. The agenda is posted online. 

SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE ANNOUNCEMENT - PRODUCTION OBIEE OUTAGENEW

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.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

Chris Larimer, political science, will be on KWWL at 10 p.m., Tuesday, June 6 assisting with primary election coverage. He was recently quoted in a story in the Des Moines Register

PRIMARY ELECTION VOTING AT GILCHRIST HALL

Gilchrist Hall has been designated as a polling location for the June 5 primary election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Certain parking meters on the west side of Gilchrist Hall will be designated for voters only. Questions may be directed to Milissa Wright at 273-2712.

DOR CONFERENCE GUESTSNEW

The Department of Residence welcomes the following conference guests this week: UNI Classic Upward Bound program, Iowa/USA Wrestling Team Camp and Summer Orientation.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SUMMER ORIENTATION PARENT HOSPITALITYNEW

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.

TIAA-CREF COUNSELINGNEW

A TIAA-CREF individual consultant will visit UNI June 13, 14, 27 and 28 conducting individual one-on-one counseling sessions. Questions and topics covered during sessions include 1) Am I on track for retirement? 2) Can I add more to my retirement plan and how do I start this? 3) Is my current mix of investments appropriate? and 4) How do my TIAA-CREF investments coordinate with my other plans? Register online for an individual meeting or call 800-732-8353 (toll free).

BB LEARN 9 GRADE CENTER TIPS AND TRICKS WORKSHOPNEW

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.

FAREWELL RECEPTIONNEW

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.

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR JOHN "JACK" MILLERNEW

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.

RETIREMENT CELEBRATION FOR JANE LARSONNEW

The Office of the President will host an open house to honor Jane Larson, who is retiring after 30 years of service at UNI. The open house will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 20, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. There will be a short program at 3:30 p.m. Come wish Jane well in her retirement.

ASSESSING YOUR STUDENTS USING BB LEARN 9 WORKSHOPNEW

Learn about Bb Learn's assessment tools, Turnitin's interface with Bb Learn and resources to assist you with assessment in Bb Learn. This workshop is offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m., June 7, in 136 ITTC. To get more information and register, click here.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP DAY

CIEP is seeking host families to invite an international student to your home for one day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 30. For more information or to sign up, email Sally Roos.

JUNE FULBRIGHT OPPORTUNITIES WEBINARS

Webinars on several Fulbright opportunities are available in June. Webinars will cover: Fulbright specialist program and the open educational resources projects initiative; Fulbright distinguished chairs; how to craft a successful project statement; Fulbright opportunities in SE Asia; in the United Kingdom; in the Middle East and North Africa (Persian Gulf Programs); and in Europe. Register online. For more information, contact Office of International Programs.

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH AD HOC REVIEW GROUP

OSP is forming a UNI National Institutes of Health (NIH) ad hoc review group. As a member you would review one to two UNI NIH grant proposals per year, and in return could have your own proposal reviewed. If you have NIH experience, or are planning a future submission and would like to join or learn more, email Sarah Bridges.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

WALK THIS WAY WORKSHOP NEW

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 SPECIALNEW

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.