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Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

SIS APPLICATION UPGRADENEW

Several SIS applications will get a software upgrade from 2 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20. The following SIS applications will be unavailable: MyUniverse Portal, the PeopleSoft Campus Solutions which includes the online search for classes and the online application for admission, and the PeopleSoft CRM application. If you have any problems or questions, contact Travis Horvatich. travis.horvatich@uni.edu.

SATELLITE VOTING SITES AT UNINEW

Several Black Hawk County satellite voting sites are located on campus. Individuals can cast a ballot from noon to 6 p.m., Oct. 19, at Redeker Dining Center; from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 23 and 24, at Maucker Union; from noon to 6 p.m., Oct. 24, at ROTH; and from noon to 6 p.m., Oct. 25, at Campbell Hall and the Towers Dining Center. 

DID YOU RECEIVE YOUR UNITED WAY PLEDGE FORM?NEW

Pledge forms for the 2012 UNI United Way Campaign were sent by Campus Mail in early September to all faculty and staff. If you didn't receive one, or if you need another pledge form, please contact Cliff Chancey. (c.chancey@uni.edu).

ROD LIBRARY LEARNING COMMONS SURVEY

Rod Library is conducting a survey to gather information about how to redesign the main floor to meet the research and learning needs of the campus community. Your input is needed. Please take five minutes to complete the survey, now through Oct. 19. If you have questions, email the library.

OPPORTUNITIES

VOLUNTARY GROUP LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCENEW

UNI is now offering a new employee benefit, Voluntary Group Long-Term Care Insurance. The enrollment period is Oct. 22 through Nov. 30. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn what long-term care insurance can do to help protect your financial future. Eligible employees can now get this coverage at competitive group rates. Visit the Human Resource Services website for additional information. (http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/)

TEACHING FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS: WHAT WE KNOW FROM CORNERSTONENEW

Cornerstone instructors will share what they have learned about teaching first-year students, along with strategies for helping them acclimate to UNI, from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, in the Presidential Room, MAU. Presenters are April Chatham-Carpenter, Nikki Zumbach Harken, Deedee Heistad, Susan Hill and Susan Roberts-Dobie. For more information, contact Susan Hill.

INTERNATIONAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES WORSKHOPSNEW

The Office of International Programs and Office of Sponsored Programs will offer faculty and staff a series of international funding opportunities workshops at 3 p.m., on Wednesdays. Workshops include Fulbright Scholars Program, Oct. 17, CME; European Community Research Grants, Oct. 31, CME; and United States Agency for International Development, Nov. 14, Elm Room, MAU. Refreshments will be provided. More information is available on the international programs website or email the department.

LECTURE ON ETHICS IN SCIENCE COMMUNICATIONSNEW

The campus is invited to attend a lecture by Clark Wolf, director of bioethics at Iowa State University, on exploring ethical challenges and framing public communications about scientific research at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, in the CME. Hosted by the Office of Sponsored Programs and College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences. Email any questions to Anita Gordon.

NYC CREATIVE DIRECTOR STEVE LANCE TO SPEAK AT UNINEW

Former NBC creative director Steve Lance will discuss his 52 principles of marketing and advertising at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, in 109 CBB. This Emmy award-winning advertising guru has created some of the most memorable marketing campaigns in recent history for brands like NBC, Shark Week, Crest Toothpaste and more, including The More You Know campaign.

EVALUATING TEACHING WORKSHOP AND LECTURENEW

Save the date for two events with Peter Seldin, distinguished professor of management at Pace University. A workshop on “Evaluating Teaching Effectively” will be held from 2 to 5 p.m., Nov. 14, in the Commons Ballroom. A public lecture on “College Teaching: Myths, Evaluation and the Characteristics of Great Teachers” will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, in the CME. More information and a registration link are available on the provost's website.

http://www.uni.edu/provost/news/evaluating-teaching-workshop-and-lecture

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.