Under the sponsorship of UNI's Diversity Council, the next Diversity Town Hall Meeting will be held in the afternoon, Thursday, Jan. 20. Exact time and details will be announced soon. All UNI community members are invited to help UNI reach its vision of a campus where diversity enriches every aspect of campus life. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Tuesday, Nov 9, 2010
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What is your opinion of dining services on this campus? Take the four-minute survey this week and have some influence on future levels of service. Evaluate more than one dining venue and increase your chances to win one of the $50 Dining Dollar prizes. Link to the survey at http://www.uni.edu/dor/dining/survey.htm. The login number is 124 (followed by your UNI ID number).
The Educational Talent Search Program is looking for faculty and staff volunteers to provide students from Hoover Middle School with a UNI job shadowing experience from 9:15 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Nov. 18. If you are interested in volunteering, e-mail Brock Holman at email@example.com.
The 2011 open enrollment period is now through Monday, Nov. 29. Benefit-eligible merit employees can make changes to or enroll in health and/or dental insurance, vision insurance and flexible spending accounts. Visit www.uni.edu/hrs/benefits for more information and to obtain enrollment forms. Submit completed forms to Human Resource Services, 027 GIL, 0034. New coverage will be effective on Jan. 1.
UNI is accepting internal applications for a three-year renewable term appointment as the Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Director. A complete description of the position with instructions for applicants can be found at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa. All applications received by Thursday, Nov. 18 will receive full consideration.
UNI recently launched the "I am… UNI" campaign. The campaign is the result of three years of research and planning. Faculty, staff and students are invited to an informal, behind-the-scenes presentation about the brand campaign at 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 15, in the College Eye Room, MAU. Refreshments will be provided. To learn more about the campaign, see http://www.IamUNI.net/inside.
Help support the Northeast Iowa Food Bank by dropping off canned goods or donating money at Essentials in Maucker Union now through Nov. 30. Help surpass last year's donation of 130 pounds of food and $266. Each $1 raised buys $11 worth of groceries. Look for special discounts with each donation level met at Essentials.
The UNI Teacher Education Faculty fall meeting will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in SEC 246. The meeting topic is governance issues in the university-wide teacher education program. Three governance models created by TEF faculty study groups will be presented and discussed. All faculty, staff, and administrators interested in improvement of teacher education are welcome to attend. Refreshments and social to follow in the Schindler Lobby.
The Culture and Intensive English Program is seeking families to host international students as part of the International Friendship Program. Families must be willing to commit to bringing an international student into their home at least once per month for conversation or a hot meal. For more information, contact Sally Roos at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application forms are available at http://www.uni.edu/ciep/ciepfamiliesandfriendsp.html.
Do you know a student who is passionate about UNI, enthusiastic and enjoys public speaking? Encourage them to apply for the Student Admissions Ambassadors. Applications are due by 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 19. Apply at: http://www.uni.edu/admissions/saa/membership.html.
The university intends to apply for inclusion in this year's President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service in Washington, D.C. UNI was awarded the distinction of "Honor Roll Member" in the President's Community Service Honor Roll for 2008 and 2009. In light of that recognition and consistent with the new strategic plan, faculty and staff are asked to complete the community service projects inventory at http://www.ir.uni.edu/surveys/communityservice/ by Wednesday, Nov. 17. Contact Patricia Geadelmann (Patricia.Geadelmann@uni.edu) with general questions and Scott Busche email@example.com with technical questions.
Anyone who has access to credit card documentation or data needs to attend a session being offered as part of the annual Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance requirements. It's critical that any UNI employee with responsibilities for credit card processing or reconciling, along with supervisors of these positions, attend. Invest in this 75-minute training to protect yourself and the university. To see more program details and for registration information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/documents/PCI_Compliance_training.pdf.
MEMFIS will be shut down to implement an operating system configuration change from 4 to 6 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10. This outage will not exceed two hours, during which MEMFIS services will be unavailable. Full access will be restored before 6 a.m. Questions concerning this outage should be directed to Kip Miller in ITS-IS prior to end of business Tuesday, Nov. 9.
The PeopleSoft student systems will be offline for system patching from 5 to 7 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 13. This will affect the Online Application for Admission, the My Universe Portal, Campus Solutions and CRM.
Sunday was the end of daylight saving time, which is a good way to remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Even if your detectors are not signaling a low battery or "chirping," change the batteries. Now that cold weather is here, many of you will use space heaters. The university policy on space heater usage is available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/ehso/tips/electrical.shtml. Information regarding placement and maintenance of smoke detectors, or general fire safety, can be obtained by contacting Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the campus campaign continues, consider joining colleagues in UNI's tradition of giving. Support your passion at UNI. Imagine the Impact we can all make together. For more information, contact the UNI Foundation at 3-6078 or visit www.uni-foundation.org.
Clare Struck, MPLS, was quoted in a story in the Oakland (Mich.) Press,
Chris Larimer, political science, was quoted in a story analyzing the elections in the Omaha World Herald
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The Thanksgiving Food Drive will run through Friday, Nov. 19. All donations will benefit the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Drop-off centers include the Wesley Foundation at 2422 College St. and the Student Involvement and Activities Center (SIAC) on the second floor of Maucker Union.
Colleges Against Cancer will sell precut handprints for a $1 donation to honor/remember children who have been affected by cancer. To participate, stop by the information table between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in the SEC lobby. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. For more information, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help clean up the UNI bioswales at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 13. The bioswales are an important part of energy conservation and sustainability on the UNI campus. For more information on the cleanup, visit the Student Nature Society's Facebook page, or e-mail Susan Meerdink at email@example.com.
Many changes are underway for fall Commencement: electronic RSVP, a new venue, a reception to follow Commencement and a new diploma. If you know a student who will be participating in the upcoming ceremony, please refer them to the Office of the Registrar website for more information http://www.uni.edu/registrar/story/attention-fall-2010-graduates-and-commencement-attendees.
Rod Library is interested in learning how you feel about its services. Your input is important. Take the survey by Friday, Nov. 19, at http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22BEGPT7979.
All eligible employees can make changes to or enroll in vision insurance and flexible spending through Monday, Nov. 29. Visit www.uni.edu/hrs/benefits for more information and to obtain enrollment forms. Submit completed enrollment forms to Human Resource Services, 027 GIL, 0034. Reminder: You must re-enroll every year in flexible spending; enrollment does not carry over from year to year. New coverage will be effective on Jan. 1.
Join the UNI Benefits staff at a vendor open house on Thursday, Nov. 11, in the CME. Faculty and staff may come anytime between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and visit with representatives from Advantage Administrators and Avesis Vision. Merit employees may come anytime between 12:30 and 3 p.m. to visit with representatives from Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Delta Dental, Advantage Administrators and Avesis Vision. Visit www.uni.edu/hrs/benefits for more information.
Could your students benefit from an organized study or reading group? The Reading & Learning Center can help organize and facilitate a study or reading for courses. Inquiries and requests can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The latest issue of EAP Works is now available for UNI faculty and staff at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/eap/eap_newsletter.shtml. Topics addressed include prescription drugs, holiday blues, laughter in the workplace, coping with organizational change, marriage counseling, confronting a coworker's personal habits and workplace trust.
The UNI Student Veterans Association will assist the Student Involvement and Activities Center's "Volunteer Tuesday" initiative in recognition of Veteran's Day by tying yellow ribbons around trees on campus. If interested, contact either John Berglin (email@example.com) or Steffanie Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org). Both groups will meet in the circle drive behind Maucker Union, at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9. Ribbons will be provided.
The UNI Veterans Student Services Committee and Veteran Student Association will sponsor a luncheon for all student, faculty and staff veterans on campus from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11. Veterans will network and meet the Veterans Student Services Committee and the Student Veterans Association. If interested in attending, e-mail Veteran-Services@uni.edu and bring a form of governmental identification (Current/Expired Military ID, DD214, Promotion Warrant) to verify your veteran status.
A vigil to remember Janet McClain will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Maucker Union roof area. McClain worked for the university for 30 years.
Every two seconds someone in America needs blood. St. Stephen's will host its fall blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in the basement community room. Whether its blood, food donations or time, all are greatly needed and appreciated. Stop by the lounge, visit www.redcrossblood.org, or call 266-9863 to make an appointment. Contact Dawn (email@example.com), Lynnette (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Michael (email@example.com) with questions.
Guest artist Roger Chase will present a viola master class at 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in Room 30, GBPAC. Born in London, violist Roger Chase studied at the Royal College of Music and has played as a soloist or chamber musician in major cities throughout the U.K., U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan, the Middle East, India, most of Eastern and all of Western Europe and Scandinavia. This event is free and open to the public.
Join the Office of International Programs for a kick-off event for the 2010 International Education Week, at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 14, in Lang Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public and features an introduction from Provost Gloria Gibson, keynote address by UNI international alum Guang Jin, musical and dance performances and appetizers and refreshments.
The Multicultural Teaching Alliance, an organization of undergraduate education majors, will host a multicultural teachers' reception, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, in the Georgian Lounge, Commons. This event brings together teachers from the community who are dedicated to multicultural education.
NIFFP will host its annual local food dinner at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, at the Waterloo Public Market Building. The dinner will feature local ingredients prepared by Chef Dan Ankrum and the Iowa premiere of Swabian-Hall pork. For more information and to RSVP, e-mail Andrea Rissing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNI Right to Life will offer free cupcakes to students and faculty at the following times and locations: from 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the front lobby, SEC; and from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov. 17, second floor, Lang Hall. For more information about UNI Right to Life, visit http://unirtl.weebly.com/.
Faculty are invited to attend a Fulbright reception from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Ballroom, MAU. The reception will include a presentation by Nadia Korobova, international programs, about Fulbright Scholar Grants. The program also will recognize UNI faculty Fulbright scholars, past Fulbright scholars who came to UNI from other countries and provide time to learn from past program participants about their experiences abroad. In addition, there will be time to enjoy informal interaction, appetizers and refreshments. Contact email@example.com with questions.
Hear what inspires area professionals to be artistic in their fields of expertise. Kate Payne, AIA, INVISION Architecture, will discuss her inspiration at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the University Museum. Free.
Johanna Foster and Kimran Buckholz from Wartburg College will discuss their research project involving bison and plant communities at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center, located on West 27th Street. Part of the project involves looking at bison feces and using DNA extraction to determine the gender of the animal to better understand bison sexual segregation. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 3-3828.
Join members of the Department of Political Science for a forum discussing "Election 2010: What Did it Mean?" from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Wednesday Nov. 10, in SEC 246. For more information, contact Donna Hoffman at email@example.com.
Ruth Ratliff, UNI Foundation, will present "Town and Gown When the Dow was Down: Cedar Falls and ISTC in 1933" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, in SRL 115. The event is free and open to the public.
DyAnn Longseth, vice president at Veridian Credit Union, will discuss how Veridian has integrated leadership concepts and practices throughout the organization, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in SEC 323. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Leadership Studies at 3-6898.
Nancy Newhoff, editor of the Waterloo Courier, will address the critical role that newspapers play in a democracy, from 4:45 to 5:45, Wednesday, Nov. 10, in SEC 116. Newhoff will discuss the Courier's focus, how news is selected and trends affecting newspapers. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact American Democracy Project at 3-6898.
RISMAN TALK: 'HOOKING UP AND THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION'
Barbara Risman, renowned gender and family scholar, will present a lecture "Hooking Up and the Sexual Revolution" at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12, in CBB 320. Risman's research examines the changing meanings of sexuality and respect among Millennials. A reception will follow the lecture.
Maureen White, president of Cedar Falls AAUW, will discuss the process for being appointed or volunteering for government boards, committees and commissions from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, at University Book and Supply. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact American Democracy Project at 3-6898.
Kris Meyer, a motivational storyteller, will present "The Power of Storytelling" at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, in SEC 323. Meyer has more than 25 years of storytelling experience. Come learn how storytelling can be used to make connections, build relationships, create meaningful counseling sessions and teach about life to all ages. Free and open to all.
Robert McKay of the Iowa Geological and Water Survey will discuss a geologic structure near Decorah that may have been caused by a meteorite impact at 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, in LAT 125.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Dmitri Vorobiev will present a piano recital featuring the work of Ludwig van Beethoven at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Vorobiev plans to perform all piano works of Beethoven in a concert series beginning with this recital. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artists Mark Votapek, cello, and Ralph Votapek, piano, will present a recital at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in Bengtson Auditorium, RSL. Mark Votapek is assistant professor of cello at the University of Arizona School of Music and has served as principal cellist of the Honolulu Symphony and associate principal cellist of the Saint Louis Symphony. Pianist Ralph Votapek has made hundreds of appearances with major American orchestras; partnered by such legendary conductors as Rafael Kubelik, William Steinberg and Erich Leinsdorf; and is professor emeritus of piano at the Michigan State University College of Music. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNITUBA Ensembles will offer a fall recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artists Roger Chase, viola, and Michiko Otaki, piano, will present a recital at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Chase is a celebrated viola soloist and chamber musician who has performed in major cities throughout the U.K., U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan, the Middle East and more. Otaki, who regularly collaborates with Chase, has recorded and toured with the Slovak Sinfonietta, Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic, Brno Chamber Soloists and the Pilsen Philharmonic. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Suzuki School will present its bi-annual recital weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13 and 14 at various times in Russell Hall. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/music/suzuki.
The UNI Chamber Wind Players will offer a fall recital at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
The Northwind Quintet will offer a fall recital at 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, in Davis Hall, GBPAC, featuring UNI School of Music faculty artists Tom Barry, oboe; Amanda McCandless, clarinet; David Rachor, bassoon; and Yu-Ting Su, horn. This event is free and open to the public.
The CAB Comedy Show with Cristela Alonzo and Adam Grabowski will be held from 9 to 10:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11. Free food will be offered before the show. For more information, check out the fall calendar at http://www.uni.edu/studentorgs/cab/.
Haitian artwork from the Waterloo Center for the Arts will be on display at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 14, at the GBPAC. There will be a performance of cultural drumming in the lobby beginning at 2 p.m. Master Haitian percussionist Gaston "Bonga" Jean-Baptiste leads Bonga and The Vodou Drums of Haiti, a collective that presents traditional Haitian roots music, mizik rasin. This ensemble features skilled ceremonial drummers, singers and dancers rooted in the diverse musical tradition of Haiti. Vodou Drums of Haiti are also presented in an innovative jazz format featuring drum, cello, reeds, brass, balafon and vocals. For tickets visit any UNItix location, call 3-4TIX or visit www.gbpac.org.
The UNI Horn Choir will offer a fall recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Symphonic Band and the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will present a fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Break into the New Year by skiing at Colorado's second largest ski resort. Steamboat Springs offers skiing for all abilities, on freshly groomed trails to double black diamond chutes. The package includes transportation, lodging, lift ticket and good times. Ski/snowboard rentals and meals are not included. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/wellrec/outdoor_recreation/index.html.
The Student Health Clinic is offering seasonal influenza vaccinations for students, faculty and staff. The 2,500 student vaccinations are free of charge. The vaccines are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The remaining 500 influenza vaccines will be made available for faculty and staff at the cost of $25. The Student Health Clinic will file a health insurance claim on your behalf, and the remainder will be payroll deducted. Payment can also be made with cash or check. Bring your university ID with you to the clinic. See a schedule of vaccination clinics at http://www.uni.edu/health/.
USA Ballroom Dance Champions Nels Petersen and Theresa Kimler will teach workshops Saturday, Nov. 13, in WRC 185. The workshops are free and open to everyone. Come learn how to ballroom dance from some of the best in the world. The workshops will be as follows: 9 a.m., swing - beginning to advanced; 10 a.m., waltz - beginning; 11 a.m., rumba - intermediate; and noon, tango - advanced. For more information, contact Daniel Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-3560.
A workshop on Starting a Business I & II will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, in BCS 33. Advance registration is required. Call 3-5732 or e-mail email@example.com.
Volleyball hosts Indiana State at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12. The Panthers host Illinois State at 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13. Both matches are in the McLeod Center.
Swimming hosts South Dakota State at 8 a.m. and Northern Colorado at noon, Saturday, Nov. 13, in the Glen F. Henry Pool.
Football hosts Missouri State in the final home game of the regular season at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, in the UNI-Dome.
Vacancies at the P&S level include undergraduate student recruitment & academic services coordinator, student intern coordinator/Camp Adventure, communications and public relations manager, and program manager/Strategic Marketing Services. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.asp.
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at www.uni.edu/resources/employment/.
Merit vacancies are available for viewing at www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.asp.