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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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NEWS

SPRING COMMENCEMENTNEW

UNI will host three commencement ceremonies in McLeod Center. The ceremony for students receiving graduate degrees will be at 7 p.m., Friday, May 4. Undergraduate students will receive degrees from the Colleges of Education, Business Administration and Division of Continuing Education at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 5. The ceremony at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 5 will be for undergraduate students in the Colleges of Humanities, Arts and Sciences and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

UNI CALENDAR MIGRATIONNEW

UNI is migrating from Oracle Calendar to Google Calendar. Google Calendar is part of Google Apps and has been available to users since the migration to Google Mail. If you are an Oracle Calendar user, please note the following: Oracle Calendar will be shutdown on May 7, until then it will remain the official calendar. On May 7, Google Calendar becomes the official UNI calendar. Find more information and help on migrating existing calendars online.

NETWORK MAINTENANCENEW

The UNI campus network will be migrating to a new network design on May 19. While this migration affects all computers connected to the network, this migration should be transparent to faculty and staff. This work will reallocate IP addresses to improve network performance, reliability and security. A short disruption in service will occur at 7 a.m., Saturday, May 19. For more information about the migration, visit the network engineering website or email Aaron Howard.

BARTLETT A LOT RESTRICTION NEW

In June, the Bartlett lot will be closed for construction, renovation and lay down for the Bartlett Hall project. The east row of parking will be reserved for handicap patrons. Permit A holders are encouraged to use the Multimodal Transit Center (MMTC) and the surface lot to the north. Service in the MMTC may be interrupted for deck cleaning and striping. This should take place prior to the Bartlett changes. For more information, call parking operations at 273-2710.

LIBRARY DEAN CANDIDATE TO INTERVIEWNEW

The first candidate for the Dean of Library Sciences position will be on campus May 3 and 4. John Pollitz is currently serving as director of libraries at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. He will make his presentation to the campus community from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Thursday, May 3, in 109 CME.

PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE CLOSINGNEW

From May 7 to 25, the walking bridge south of CEEE will be closed for construction. Pedestrians should use the sidewalk next to Jennings Drive until construction is complete. For more information, call Dave Diercks at 273-2792 or Tony Hanson at 273-3126

2012 VERIDIAN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARD WINNERSNEW

Congratulations to the 2012 Veridian Community Engagement Award winners: Julia Bullard, Jim O'Loughlin and Joyce Chen, all from the College of Humanities, Arts & Sciences. These awards are given to honor UNI faculty members who have enriched the quality of life in the Cedar Valley by strengthening relationships and sharing knowledge with local organizations. All were honored at this year's Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Awards Luncheon on April 13.

NON-ENROLLED STUDENTS SUMMER U-BILL CHARGESNEW

During the academic year, students must be enrolled in classes in order to make charges to their u-bill. Exceptions can be made during summer for those students who work on campus but are not enrolled. If you have student employees in this situation who would like to charge to their u-bill for purchases at Chats, Prexys, Rialto or laundry services in on-campus housing, send an email.

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES NEWSLETTERNEW

The Student Disability Services April newsletter is published online.

STUDENT NEWS

Read this week's MyUniverse News.

FIVE-GALLON BUCKETS NEEDED

The Recycling & Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC) needs five-gallon buckets in decent repair for a project. Drop them off at the RRTTC office located in 113 CEEE. To have the buckets picked up, call 273-3689.

FACULTY 12-MONTH PAY OPTION

Faculty may be paid for their continuing non-temporary academic year appointment in 10 or 12 equal installments beginning with the Aug. 31 or July 31 payroll respectively. Faculty members who would like to change their salary payments from 10 to 12 months, or vice versa, must complete a Pay Frequency Change form available in the Forms Repository online. The completed form must be received in Payroll, mail code 0008, by May 15. For more information, contact Amy Stanbrough at 273-7049.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

FACULTY & STAFF OPEN ENROLLMENTNEW

The 2012 faculty and staff health and dental open enrollment period is now through May 31. Changes and new enrollments will be effective on Aug. 1. View the 2012-2013 rates and obtain an enrollment form online.

VOLUNTARY TERM LIFE INSURANCE - OPEN ENROLLMENT NEW

All non-temporary employees eligible for life insurance can make changes to or enroll in Voluntary Term Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage through May 31. If approved, coverage will begin on July 1. For more information and to obtain an enrollment form, visit the HRS website.

UNI ELEARNING GRADE CENTER OPEN WORK SESSIONSNEW

ITS-Educational Technology has scheduled three open work sessions for instructors who would like assistance auditing their UNI eLearning Grade Center before submitting final grades. Work session dates and times are 9 to 11 a.m., Friday, May 4; 1 to 3 p.m., Monday, May 7 and 9 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 8. All sessions will be held in 136 ITTC. Reservations are not required. 

FACULTY TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPSNEW

ITS, Rod Library and the Office of Assessment will team up this summer to offer several workshops for faculty on using technology for teaching, research and assessment. View the schedule and sign up online.

MCELROY RECEPTIONNEW

Kayla Boyle, chemistry (B.S. '11), was named a 2012 recipient of the McElroy Fellowship. The fellowship carries a stipend of $10,000 per year for three years and will support Kayla's work toward a Ph.D. in chemistry at Indiana University. Please join the Provost's Committee for Competitive Scholarship Mentoring for a reception in Kayla's honor from 3 to 3:45 p.m., Friday, May 4, in the Honors Cottage.

FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR COMPETITION FOR 2013-2014 DEADLINE IS AUG. 1NEW

The core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Apply online by Aug. 1. For more information, visit the International Programs website.

MONBUKAGAKUSHO SCHOLARSHIPS DEADLINE IS JUNE 13NEW

Monbukagakusho, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) is offering the following three scholarships for non-Japanese nationals wishing to study in Japan. Research: applicants spend 18 or 24 months conducting independent research under a Japanese professor. Specialized training college students: applicants spend up to three years at a Japanese professional training school studying in one of several fields. Undergraduate student: applicants spend up to three years at a Japanese professional training school studying in one of several fields. Apply online. For more information, visit the International Programs website.

UNDOING RACISM WORKSHOP

Attend a two-and-a-half day workshop that challenges participants to analyze the structures of power and privilege that hinder social equity and prepares them to be effective organizers for justice. The workshop will take place Wednesday through Friday, May 16 through 18, at Allen College (in partnership with UNI). Application forms are available through the CME. For more information or to apply, email Kailee Becker or call 273-2250.

SEED GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR RESEARCHERS

Seed funding up to $1,500 for summer 2012 is available from the National Science Foundation EPSCOR program for faculty research and related professional development activities. Guidelines on how to apply can be found online. Proposals will be accepted at any time through July 15. For more information or to submit proposals, email Anita Gordon.

FULBRIGHT OPPORTUNITIES IN SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIA

A webinar on Fulbright Opportunities in South and Central Asia will take place from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 2. Opportunities exist for teaching, conducting research or combining both. Beyond the individual country-based awards, there is a regional award for the area. Register online. For assistance or questions, call the Office of International Programs at 273-6807.

PANTHER PICK UP

UNI will hold its 4th annual Panther Pick Up, a project to help the environment while benefiting the community, Wednesday, May 2 through Friday, May 4. Panther Pick Up locations and times are available on the UNI Office of Sustainability website, along with additional details about the event.

SAVE THE DATE: INTERNATIONAL GRANT OPPORTUNITIES WORKSHOPS

Save the dates for the following international grant opportunities workshops: Oct. 3, survey workshops on international grant opportunities; Oct. 17, detailed workshop on an international grant opportunity; Oct. 31, detailed workshop on an international grant opportunity; Nov. 14, detailed workshop on an international grant opportunity; Nov. 21, if needed, detailed workshop on an international grant opportunity. All workshops start at 3 p.m., and will be held at the CME. These workshops are sponsored by the Office of Sponsored Programs and Office of International Programs. 

COMMISSIONING CEREMONY

The Department of Military Science invites the campus community to its spring Commissioning Ceremony at 3:30 p.m., Friday, May 4, in Lang Hall Auditorium. The following will be commissioned in the Grade of Second Lieutenant in the United States Army: Andrew Brown, Jason Doelz, Daniel Jensen, Steven Ledvina, Bryce Meier and Venessa Zuetlau. A reception will follow.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

WRS MAY E-NEWSLETTERNEW

The Wellness and Recreation Services May e-newsletter is available online. Follow the link on the home page to check out updates on WRS events and programs along with wellness tips and articles.

SUMMER FITNESS & LEISURE CLASSES

Looking for a fun way to exercise during the summer? Join a group fitness class. Classes run from May 9 through July 27. Cardio, dance, water and strength classes are offered. Find a full list of classes and register online or in 101 WRC. If you have any problems registering, call 273-6275.

DINING SPECIALS

TENEMOS UNA FIESTA....MEXICAN FIESTA

Come to the Piazza from 11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, for a Mexican fiesta. Featured menu items will be chicken enchilada soup, taco pizza, taco salads, Mexican lasagna, Mexican cheese bread, Mexican chocolate pumpkin bar, churros and more.

HOURS

OPERATIONAL HOURS FOR MAUCKER UNION FOOD SERVICE FOR SUMMER 2012NEW

Chats offers desserts, coffee, cappuccino, snacks, smoothies and Fro-Yo treats from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Prexy's offers soup, salad, fruit, sandwiches and desserts from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Hot lunch starts at 11 a.m. and menu items vary each day. Essentials offers gifts, supplies, UNI clothing, snacks and beverages from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. These hours will be in effect May, June and July.

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.