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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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NEWS

GIFT FROM FORMER UNI PROFESSOR WILL BENEFIT MATH STUDENTSNEW

UNI has received a $1.5 million gift from the estate of Bonnie Litwiller, who retired from UNI as a professor of mathematics in 2000. Read the full story on the UNI Foundation home page.

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF RESIDENCE SEARCH NEW

The campus community is invited to attend open forums to meet the candidates applying for the assistant vice president for student affairs/executive director of residence position. The candidate forums are scheduled as follows: Shay Davis Little, director of administrative services and communications, The University of Georgia, May 31; William B. Smith, associate vice chancellor for student affairs, Ivy Tech Community College; June 4; Margaret J. Empie, director of dining services, Wartburg College, June 7; and Dan Bertsos, director of residence services, Wright State University, June 11. All forums are at 3 p.m., in Maucker Union. The candidate’s vitae and campus interview schedule will be posted the week of the scheduled interview.

PRIMARY ELECTION VOTING AT GILCHRIST HALLNEW

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.

BARTLETT HALL DRESSER SALENEW

UNI will offer used dormitory dressers for sale from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, May 31, in Bartlett Hall. All dressers will be priced at $20 each. There will be no preview or pre-sales. Payment must be made in cash on site before removal and all items must be removed by 1 p.m. Parking will be available in the parking ramp on West 23rd St. Call Jon at 273-6246 with questions.

DOR CONFERENCE GUESTSNEW

The Department of Residence welcomes the following conference guests this week: NACURH, UNI Men's Basketball Camp.

UNI CULTURE & INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM NEWSLETTER

The UNI Culture & Intensive English Program summer newsletter has information about current CIEP students, activities, alumni and summer programs.

CENTER FOR DISABILITY STUDIES IN LITERACY, LANGUAGE & LEARNING LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

The Center for Disability Studies in Literacy, Language & Learning at UNI has launched its website, which contains an overview video and other resources related to literacy, communication and disability studies.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

OPEN ENROLLMENT DEADLINENEW

Current faculty, P&S staff, academic administrators, institutional officials and Merit Supervisory staff have until May 31 to enroll in, or make changes to, their health and/or dental insurance plans. All changes will be effective Aug. 1. Visit HRS for more information.

ADOBE CONNECT WORKSHOPNEW

Adobe Connect is webinar/Web conferencing software available to faculty to use for teaching. A workshop on how to use the software to support teaching and learning, in addition to more traditional uses for webinars and meetings, will be offered at 10 a.m., June 5, in 136 ITTC. Details will also be shared concerning how to get an Adobe Connect account. Get more information and sign up here.

GOOGLE APPS IN THE CLASSROOMNEW

Learn about the new tools available through UNI’s implementation of Google Apps and explore how to use them in the classroom. Hour-long workshops are at 9 a.m.,  May 30; 1 p.m., June 21; and 10 a.m., July 17. All the workshops will be held in 136 ITTC. Get more information and register here.

JUNE FULBRIGHT OPPORTUNITIES WEBINARSNEW

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.

VOLUNTARY TERM LIFE INSURANCE - ENROLLMENT DEADLINENEW

All non-temporary employees eligible for life insurance at UNI have until May 31 to make changes to, or enroll in, voluntary term life and accidental death and dismemberment coverage for themselves and/or their family members. This voluntary coverage is in addition to the university provided life insurance. Visit the HRS website for more information.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP DAYNEW

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.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING DROP-IN SESSION

A representative from ASI Flex will be on campus to answer employee questions related to flexible spending from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 30, in 025 GIL. Please stop in at your convenience.

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR DAVE KOHRS

The athletic department will host a retirement reception for Dave Kohrs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, June 1, in the Alumni Suite in the McLeod Center. Stop by and wish Dave well as he retires after nearly 35 years at UNI.  

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

BURST YOUR THIRST: HYDRATION CHALLENGE

Are you drinking enough water? Gather a team of two to 10 employees and participate in the six-week Live Healthy Iowa "Burst Your Thirst" physical activity and hydration challenge taking place June 18 through July 30. UNI employee wellness will pay half of the $8 registration fee. For more information and to register online, visit the HRS website.

PERSONAL FITNESS MAY/JUNE NEWSLETTER ONLINE

View the Personal Fitness May/June newsletter online for upcoming events, specials on personal training and information to be a happier, healthier you. For more information or to sign up for events, contact Erin Nielsen at 273-7167.

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.