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Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012

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NEWS

BOARD OF REGENTS DOCKET IS AVAILABLENEW

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet March 21, in Iowa City. The docket and agenda are available. 

SUSTAINABILITY AT UNI - DID YOU KNOW?NEW

From 2008-2011, the UNI course catalog listed 45 sustainability focused and 149 sustainability related courses out of the 2,667 total course offerings. During the same period, 27 out of 34 academic departments offered at least one course with a sustainability theme. During this same time frame, 78 percent of UNI graduates learned about sustainability.

UNI RESIDENT ASSISTANTS IMPACT STUDENT LEARNINGNEW

Do you know some of UNI's 88 RAs? Ask them what they do to impact student learning for on-campus residents. Take a look at the latest Learning CommUNIties Update to see how many residents RAs believe they impacted during the 2011 fall semester.

STUDENT NEWSNEW

Read this week's MyUniverse News.

UNI BIKE SURVEY ON MYUNIVERSE MARCH 18-29NEW

The UNI Cycling Club and Sustainable Tourism and Environment Program want to assess opinions and attitudes on bicycling conditions at UNI, while identifying potential areas for future planning and improvement. The survey can be found under the Life@UNI tab on MyUNIverse through March 29.

HEATING/COOLING ISSUES IN CAMPUS BUILDINGSNEW

Due to the recent unusually warm weather, temperatures inside campus buildings will be warmer than normal. Generally the building cooling systems aren't started until after the last hard freeze of the year. In Iowa, that normally occurs in the latter part of April. Please dress appropriately for the warmer weather. If you have any concerns, call Mike Zwanziger at 273-4400.

BUSY DAY IN MAUCKER UNION DUE TO HIGH SCHOOL SPEECH CONTEST NEW

The Iowa High School Speech Contest on Monday, March 26, will bring approximately 1,000 people to the retail operations in the Maucker Union, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Due to the increased number of patrons, lines will be longer and seating space will be limited. Thank you to our current customers for your continued patronage and understanding.

TEACHER EDUCATION ON FACEBOOKNEW

The Office of Teacher Education now has a page on Facebook. This site will be used to post current announcements related to all aspects of the teacher education program. "Like us" to get updates and other information in real time.

FINANCIAL AID ANNUAL REPORT

The Office of Student Financial Aid has posted “A Year in Review Annual Report.”  This document is a quick and handy resource providing historical data and facts, financial aid news and current information. If you would like a hard copy, contact Financial Aid at 273-2701.

UNIVERSITY PRINT SERVICES CLOSING

Due to ongoing budget challenges, UNI Print Services will close in April. The last date to submit a print or photocopy job is Friday, March 23. The university is in the process of selecting outside vendors for copying and printing services formerly provided on campus. Details about vendors will be shared in the coming weeks. University Relations is committed to making this as seamless a transition as possible. UR will continue to process orders for business cards, letterhead and envelopes. Departments needing assistance with printing and copy jobs, should contact UR at 273-2761.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: MINIMIZING ADVERSIVES NEW

B.F. Skinner once said that students spend their entire education avoiding adversives, situations that they find unpleasant or painful. This workshop, "Minimizing Adversives," focuses on how behavior modification techniques can help create a positive classroom environment. Attend the workshop from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, March 23, in the CME. The facilitator will be Otto MacLin. Bring your lunch; refreshments provided. 

GRADUATE COLLEGE BROWN BAG REMINDERNEW

Curtiss Hanson, chemistry and biochemistry, will present "Mass Spectrometry: It's Not Just For m/e Anymore," from noon to 12:50 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, in the Oak Room, MAU. Please bring your lunch. Cookies will be provided.

FACULTY WORKSHOP: ASSESSING YOUR STUDENTS USING BB LEARN 9NEW

Bb Learn 9 offers a number of assessment tools including an online assignment tool for students to submit assignments electronically and a tool for online delivery of tests and surveys. Additionally, UNI has licensed the Turnitin Building Block which gives Blackboard users convenient access to Turnitin's suite of learning tools, including Originality Check (plagiarism prevention) and GradeMark, from within the Bb Learn 9 environment. The workshop will be from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 28. Sign up online.

FIFTH ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUMNEW

The Fifth Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium will be held on Tuesday, March 27. Poster presentations are scheduled from noon to 2 p.m., in the Ballroom, MAU. Oral presentations will be held from noon to 3 p.m. in the lower level meeting rooms, MAU. The creative performances are scheduled from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Davis Hall, GBPAC.

SIXTH ANNUAL GRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM IN THE HUMANITIESNEW

The College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences will present its Sixth Annual Graduate Research Symposium in the Humanities at noon, Friday, March 23, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. Gregory Semenza, author of "Graduate Study for the 21st Century: How to Build an Academic in the Humanities," will deliver a keynote address at 12:15 p.m., and will be followed by presentations of research from seven graduate students representing communication studies and languages and literatures. Awards will be announced by Joel Haack at 5:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, email Samuel Gladden or call 273-5437.

UNI SPEECH SHOWCASENEW

The UNI Forensics team will host its annual speech showcase at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, in Lang Auditorium. In 2011, the speech team was 13th in the nation at the AFA-NIET tournament, and two students finished in the top five. Students from UNI's regionally and nationally competitive speech team will perform events that have qualified for nationals. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

'MOVING ON' STAGED READING & TALKBACKNEW

"Moving On" by UNI senior Andrea Morris, is a play about a woman struggling to recover from an incident with a dangerous man and the affect her recovery has on the people in her life. Performances are at 7 p.m., March 24 and at 2 p.m., March 25, in the Bertha Martin Theater, SWT. Free admission.

THE SIXTH ANNUAL 10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVALNEW

The 10-Minute Play Festival features six original short plays written, directed and performed entirely by UNI students. Performances range from wildly funny to stunningly poignant and are at 9 p.m., March 24 and at 4 p.m., March 25, in the Bertha Martin Theater, SWT. Admission is $5.

UNI PROUD HOSTS A SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING SESSIONNEW

Join UNI Proud at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, in the Presidential Room, MAU for a self-defense training session. 

THE COLLEGE HILL PARTNERSHIP TO HOST ITS 3RD ANNUAL HILL YES! AUCTIONNEW

The College Hill Partnership will host a public auction starting at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 5, at Fire and ICE Ultra Lounge on College Hill. A $12 admission can be paid at the door or $10 tickets can be reserved by email before April 2. The night will include hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Auction items include area business gift certificates, autographed UNI memorabilia, hotel stays, performing arts tickets, pool party passes and more.

LIFELONG UNIVERSITY

UNI's Lifelong University will offer four classes this spring. America's Healthcare Crisis, Contemporary American Literature, The Sacred Myths of Judaism and Photoshop Elements Workshop are taught by UNI faculty. For more information or to register, visit the Lifelong University website or email Lindsay Cunningham.

FREE INTENSIVE TREATMENT FOR STUTTERING

The Roy Eblen Speech & Hearing Clinic is offering free intensive treatment for stuttering. Individual appointments will start following spring break. Anyone interested should prepare to commit to treatment for one to two weeks. For more information or to schedule an appointment, email Dena Snowden or call  273-2542.

SUMMER SCHOOL ON DOCTORAL EDUCATION IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Summer School on Doctoral Education will be held in Vienna, Austria, July 9 through 20. Its focus will be to explore the ways in which geopolitical formations and related funding and regulatory mechanisms have reshaped the meanings attached to doctoral education and to doctoral work in relation to larger regional and international processes. The aim is to bring together researchers and graduate students to explore selected aspects of doctoral education. Regrettably, no funding is available from the Office of International Programs to support attendance.

MAUCKER UNION BALLROOM TO REOPEN

The Maucker Union Ballroom will reopen for events on Tuesday, March 20. Everyone interested in seeing the space and what it has to offer for events is welcome to stop by any time between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 20. Maucker Union staff will be available to show you around and answer questions.

LGBT AND ALLY FORUM

Your voice deserves to be heard. Queer, Asian, gay, christian, straight, atheist... the list goes on. If you're interested in building relationships between student organizations and support services, working towards a more just, positive and affirmative cultural climate at UNI, meet from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, in the SIAC conference room. Bring your lunch; cookies provided.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

SPRING INTO HEALTH - PERSONAL TRAINING SPECIAL

Do you ever feel out of place in a fitness setting? Do you want to push your workout to the next level? Sign up for personal training with a friend, and you'll receive 20 percent off the package price. Sessions must be conducted together at the same time. This deal is available to students, faculty, staff and spouses. To sign up or for more information, email 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.