Faculty and staff interested in submitting a proposal for FY2012 federal direct appropriations can find the application process and guidelines at http://www.ir.uni.edu/dbWeb/govrel/FY12_Federal_Direct_Appropriations.pdf. The deadline for submission is Friday, Oct. 29.
Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010
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Do you have an idea for a new approach to assessment and need some funding to move ahead? Apply for an assessment mini-grant. Proposals are due Monday, Nov. 1. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/assessment/minigrants.shtml.
In light of the upcoming election season, the Office of the Registrar is providing the university community with voter registration information at http://www.uni.edu/registrar/students/current-students/voter-registration. Questions pertaining to voter registration can be directed to the registrar's office or to the Secretary of State.
Join Continuing and Distance Education as it celebrates the past, present and future of distance learning at UNI with a luncheon on Nov. 11. A speaker from Quality Matters (QM) will give an overview of the QM approach to online learning and a faculty panel will share their professional development experiences in learning how to apply the QM Rubric in designing quality online courses. Look for more information in UNI Online and your e-mail inbox soon. Contact Belle Cowden at firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-2711 for details.
Fall commencement ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday Dec. 18, in the McLeod Center. To make a reservation for rental apparel, contact Tricia Johnson Welter at email@example.com. The deadline for reserving rental apparel for the fall ceremony is Friday, Oct 22.
A Higher Learning Commission review team will be on campus Nov. 8 through 10 as part of the reaccreditation process. Reflecting on strengths, challenges and possible action steps for ongoing improvement is one way to prepare for this visit. Question for the week: No matter what your role is, what do you want students to take away from their interaction with you?
Lauren Finke, executive director of the Volunteer Center of the Cedar Valley, and Gerri Perreault, chair of the UNI Democracy Project, will provide information from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Maucker Union Old Gold Room, on how to participate in the Monday, Jan. 17, "Day of Service."
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. Check out the information at www.uni.edu/its/services/security/security-awareness.
More than 85 percent of all first-year students at UNI completed the MAP-Works transition survey this fall. MAP-Works is an early-intervention system that empowers faculty and staff to identify students who are struggling and provide them the resources and connections to be successful. If you are interested in learning more about using MAP-Works to help first-year students, contact Drake Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week marked the official public launch of a new brand campaign to promote UNI and help drive student recruitment. The "I am..." campaign is the result of three years of intensive market research, analysis and planning. The campaign has many parts including online advertising and TV commercials. This is the first comprehensive initiative of its type for UNI. To learn more, see http://www.IamUNI.net/inside.
If you have seen at least five episodes of the TV show "Lie to Me," consider participating in a focus group that will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25, in LNG 365. For more information and a formal invitation, e-mail Shannon Erb at Shannon.email@example.com.
The Educational Talent Search Program is looking for faculty/staff to volunteer to provide students from Central Middle School with a UNI job shadowing experience from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 21. If interested, e-mail Ruthie Stigler at Ruthie.firstname.lastname@example.org or call Cathy Ketton at 433-1220 to receive more information.
Find the Word of the Day on Facebook at Reading & Learning Center, UNI. Post a famous quotation using the Word of the Day, pen your own or, "like" your favorite quotation. Earn the most "likes" and win a hot chocolate, coffee or tea.
This week is the culmination of events celebrating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiatives in Iowa with other Iowa public universities via Moms Night Out for STEM events on Oct. 18, and a booth at the celebration in Washington, D.C., at the end of the week. Event officials estimate 100,000 people will attend a two-day event on Oct. 23-24 on the National Mall. For more information regarding IMSEP, visit www.iowamathscience.org.
FY12 grant applications to the Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau Community Betterment Fund are due Friday, Nov. 5 and applications to the Waterloo Hotel/Motel Tax Grant are due Wednesday, Nov. 24. To apply, contact Hillery Oberle in the Office of Sponsored Programs at 3-3961 or email@example.com as soon as possible. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/osp/local-and-regional-funders.
The next Graduate College Brown Bag will be held at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 19, in Maucker Union, Presidential Room. C. Scott Peters, political science, will present "The Politics of Electing Judges: Can an Independent Judiciary Survive?" Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided by the Graduate College.
John de Graaf, executive director of Take Back Your Time, filmmaker and internationally known author, will speak at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the UNI CEEE Auditorium on "The Politics of Happiness." He'll address happiness as the hot new science, what makes us happy, which are the happiest countries and why, and the connection between time, happiness and sustainability.
Robert Dise, history, will present "Contextualizing Assyrian Brutality" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, in SRL 115. The lecture is free and open to the public.
This year’s retention elections for Iowa Supreme Court justices have been controversial, with some groups urging that several justices be ousted in response to their 2009 decision on same-sex marriage. The Department of Political Science will present a panel discussion on trends in judicial selection nationwide and in Iowa, and the implications on this election for the future of the Iowa judiciary. Scott Peters, Department of Political Science at UNI, will be joined by Malia Reddick and Rachel Payne Caufield, both affiliated with the American Judicature Society at Drake University. The discussion will take place at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, in SRL 115.
Two sessions of Financing for the Small Business will be offered: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, in BCS 33 or 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, in BCS 128. Advance registration is required.
Marsha Ternus, chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, will deliver a lecture on "Rule of Law and the Iowa Supreme Court" at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, in SRL 115. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Hear a lecture by Tim Wise, anti-racist essayist, educator and author, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the GBPAC-Great Hall. Wise speaks on issues of comparative racism, race and education, racism and religion and racism in the labor market. For more details, contact the CME.
Get Brad and Angie Barber’s take on how to succeed in this economic environment as they offer advice on turning your business into a franchise during their webinar at noon, Thursday, Oct. 21. The Barbers are the founders and owners of Cabin Coffee of Clear Lake. You can access the webinar at http://www.myentre.net/tabId/75/itemId/740/An-Entrepreneurs-Perspective-Cabin-Coffee.aspx.
Two sessions in the Intellectual Property workshop will be offered: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, in BCS 33 and 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, in BCS 128. Advance registration is required. To register, call 3-5732 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stop Relationship Abuse: Domestic Violence Forum will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, in Maucker Union, Ballroom B &C. A father will talk about his daughter's domestic violence-related murder, which will be followed by a panel presentation by advocates and police on how to access victim services on campus and in the community.
Loren Lown, director of Polk County Conservation, will discuss research being done at the Chichaqua Bottoms Natural Area at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct., 27, at the UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center, located on West 27th street, one-quarter mile west of the McLeod Center. This study looks at the use of goat browsing and cattle grazing on land undergoing restoration to mimic native animals' impact on the original ecosystem. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, email@example.com, or 3-3828.
Attend "Islam: Insights and Realities" on either Tuesday, Nov. 2 or Wednesday, Nov. 3 and learn how to better serve Muslim students and customers, as well as work more effectively with UNI Muslim colleagues. Register by Wednesday, Oct. 27. For more information visit, http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/committees/diversity/insights.
Otto MacLin, psychology, will discuss how the brain causes misperceptions, including errors in eye-witness identification, from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, in SRL 115. MacLin provides workshops for jurors. For more information, contact: ADP-UNI@UNI.edu.
Network with community leaders, teachers, counselors and others who share an interest in violence prevention at a conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Hawkeye Community College. Keynote speaker Robert Minor will present "Making Real Men: The Journey of Our Boys." Breakout sessions include domestic violence in African American communities, cyberbullying, human trafficking and homophobia. The $30 fee includes a box lunch. Pre-register only by Saturday, Oct 16. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form. UNI Women's and Gender Studies is co-sponsoring this event.
The management workshop "Juggling Multiple Projects Successfully" will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, in the BCS. The registration deadline is Thursday, Oct. 21. Workshop participants will be introduced to tools and techniques to ensure projects succeed. Gain insight into how to set team expectations and prioritize projects. The cost for UNI employees is $247.50. For more information or to register, contact UNI's Executive Development Center at 3-5851 or email@example.com.
The Way Up Conference will take place Thursday and Friday, Nov. 4 and 5, in Cedar Rapids. Plan now to attend this conference designed for women leaders and administrators in higher education in Iowa. Several of the conference concurrent sessions will be presented by UNI faculty and/or staff. For more information, contact Doreen Hayek firstname.lastname@example.org or 3-7300 or Shelley Matthews at email@example.com or 3-7736, or visit
October's Blood Chemistry Profiles will be offered at Gilchrist from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, in GIL 007 & 009. One free BCP per academic year is available to UNI employees who qualify for insurance benefits. Other tests available include a prostate test for $10, thyroid test for $5, and a complete blood count for $10, for which the employee would pay (cash, check, payroll deduction or u-Bill). Call the Wellness Resource Lab at 3-6119 to schedule.
The October Words of Wellness (employee newsletter from Wellness and Recreation Services) is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/UNI_employee_wellness/wow/index.html. To receive a printed copy of each issue, or to be removed from the mailing list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 3-6921, with your name and UNI ID number.
You have enough things to haul to and from campus. Let the HB locker rooms help you out. Half and long lockers are available for rent. Sign up today. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167 or e-mail email@example.com. Sign-up is also available at the HB. Just ask a fitness supervisor.
Let a personal trainer design a program with your specific goals in mind. Our trainers are results driven and want you to succeed. Contact Kristy Leen at 3-7167, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html.
Open to faculty, staff and students, the tournament will be held at 1:15 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 31. Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 25 through 27, in WRC 161. There is an entry fee of $20 per team with a two-game guarantee. A managers' meeting will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, in SEC 247. For more information, call 3-7262.
Students, staff and faculty can take advantage of massages in the WRC Wellness Lab Room 104. Call 3-6119 to make an appointment. Pricing is 15 minutes for $15, 30 minutes for $25, 45 minutes for $35, 60 minutes for $45 or 90 minutes for $65. Gift cards are also available.
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 23rd Street Market, Biscotti's, Prexy's, Essentials and Chats will feature specials during Homecoming week. Sign up to win at any location. Daily drawings include a Rockstar fridge, Homecoming football tickets, autographed memorabilia and other prizes. For more on retail promotions, visit www.uni.edu/dor/promotions or check us out on Facebook.
The UNI Forensics team will host a debate between two students representing the major party candidates for Iowa's gubernatorial race, Chet Culver and Terry Branstad, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, in LNG 040. Each student will present a five - six minute persuasive speech defending their candidates followed by a discussion with the audience. The debate will be free and open to the public. The debate will last about one hour; doors will open at 6:45 p.m. For more information, contact Kate Lavelle at email@example.com or 3-7200.
To kick off the eighth celebration of Campus Sustainability Day, the UNI Office of Sustainability will sponsor a webcast of David Gershon, renowned author and social change advocate, from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, in CEEE 115. The webcast will offer social change tools and strategies on how to reduce carbon at UNI and in the community.
The Roasterie coffee company will provide free coffee samples from its Sprinter Coffee Van to celebrate UNI Homecoming. Samples will be given away between 2 and 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, and between 8 and 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, by the northwest plaza outside of Maucker Union. Samples are complements of Chats located in Maucker Union.
Muchas Manos Light Work will celebrate Homecoming by selling raffle tickets for a football signed by the UNI football team. Tickets are $1 for one or $6 for five. Purchase tickets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22, at a table in Maucker Union and during tailgating before Saturday's game. The winner will be chosen on Saturday, Oct. 23. All proceeds go toward a scholarship to bring a Nicaraguan student to UNI in the spring to learn English.
St. Stephen Catholic Student Center will host its annual UNI Homecoming pancake and cinnamon roll breakfast at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, in front of St. Stephen. Cost is $6 for the pancake breakfast, $2 for a cinnamon roll with coffee or hot chocolate, or $7 for both. St. Stephen is located at 1019 W. 23rd St., next door to University Book & Supply. For more information, call 266-9863.
Women's and Gender Studies will host its fifth annual Safe Date Tailgate from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, in the southwest corner of the north WRC parking lot. The Safe Date Tailgate is designed to highlight October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and provide resources to students about healthy relationships. Stop by for free barbecue sandwiches, drinks, and, fun raffles and giveaways.
All-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage will be available between 10 p.m. and midnight, Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the UNI Wesley Foundation (across from the president's house on College St.) The cost is $3 and all proceeds benefit Seeds of Hope. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Come enjoy the food and music from the old time Juke Box. Information on relationship violence, as well as campus and community resources, will be available.
Come to the Zumba Halloween Dance from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, at WRC courts five and six. Free and open to everyone. Check out the newest fitness dance craze. Costumes are encouraged but not required.
Bowl with UNI Proud from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo. The cost is $8 in advance, $10 at the door, for shoe rental and two hours of bowling. Pizza, pop and hotdogs will be available for purchase. This event is open to students, faculty, staff and the community. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UNI Women's Chorus will join with the UNI Singers to offer a "Spotlight Series" concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.
The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer its fall "Spotlight Series" concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.
Visiting ensemble Areon Flutes will offer a recital at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Areon Flutes, a professional flute chamber music ensemble, provides audiences a fresh new outlook on traditional chamber music. Noted for innovative programming and collaborations, Areon is establishing itself as a premier chamber music ensemble in the U.S. This event is free and open to the public.
Bob Dylan and his band will be in concert at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 24, at the McLeod Center. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/newsroom/stories/bob-dylan-coming-to-uni.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Julia Bullard will present a viola recital with guest artist Michael Kimber at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.
Artists, poets, chefs and architects all need inspiration for their creations. What inspires you? Come and create art inspired by Museum objects, write interesting poetry, decorate sugar cookies, view beautiful works of art and design LEGO structures from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 30, at the University Museum. Cost is $10 per family, due with registration by Tuesday, Oct. 26.
The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education will show two films: "Invisible Children," about child soldiers in Uganda, and "For Tomorrow: The TOMS Shoes Story." The films will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the CME.
BBC's series, "The Private Life of a Masterpiece" will be shown at the University Museum, Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. "Renaissance Masterpieces," will be shown Oct. 30; "Impressionism and Post Impressionists," will be shown Nov. 6; "Masterpieces of Sculpture," will be shown Nov. 20; "Masterpieces of the Twentieth Century," will be shown Dec. 4.The film series is free and open to the public.
In conjunction with October's Disability Awareness Month, Human Resource Services wants to make sure faculty and staff are aware that disability services are offered through its office. Services are available to faculty, staff, departments and applicants in need of accommodations, and in matters related to the Americans with Disabilities Act and university employment. Faculty and Staff Disability Services provides assistance working with essential job functions and identifying reasonable workplace accommodations. Resources and additional information can be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/benefits/disability/index.shtml.
Find out what Social Security means to your retirement during an information session from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, in the CME. Joseph Carrillo, a local Social Security representative, will explain how Social Security can help you meet your financial goals in retirement. For more information and to register, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/training/.
ITS-ET is offering introductory workshops during October and November for faculty who would like to create a course using UNI's eLearning system, or who would like a review of common eLearning tools. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/2d3zrmk.
Volleyball hosts Drake at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22. The Panthers host Creighton at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23. Both matches will be in the McLeod Center. Fans who have a ticket to Saturday's football game can attend Saturday's match free.
Football hosts Illinois State in a homecoming matchup at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, in the UNI-Dome.
Swimming holds its alumni meet at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, in the Glen F. Henry Pool.
Stop by and enjoy different varieties of chili every day, now through Oct. 29. Chuckwagon Chili, Zesty Beef Chili, Mexican Chicken Chili and five others will be offered. For more on retail promotions, visit www.uni.edu/dor/promotions or check us out on Facebook.
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.