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Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRESIDENT'S UNIVERSITY COUNCIL PRESENTATIONNEW

President Allen's University Council presentation is linked at his website. http://www.uni.edu/president/university-council Terry Hogan, student affairs; Gloria Gibson, provost; and Michael Hager, administration & finance, discussed enrollment, budget and facilities.

BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING THIS WEEKNEW

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet in Iowa City, Oct. 24-25. Agenda items include the universities' Economic Development and Tech Transfer Reports, proposed 2013-14 tuition and fees, strategic plan progress reports and more. To see the full agenda, visit the BOR website. http://www.regents.iowa.gov/Meetings/DocketMemos/12Memos/October2012/october2012docket.htm

ANNOUNCING THE PANTHER CAUCUSNEW

Panther Caucus is a new program including alumni, students and friends working to increase public and legislative support for UNI. Regular emails highlighting UNI's programs, impact to Iowa and other university highlights will be posted on the alumni website. http://www.unialum.org/panther-caucus

CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTHNEW

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. The second of two videos from "Securing the Human" is now available.  https://www.securingthehuman.org/resources/ncsam It offers tips on securing your home WiFi setup. Please take five minutes to watch and learn. Also, a short eLearning course is available to all faculty and staff via Blackboard. Visit the UNI eLearning site https://bb9.uni.edu, log in with your CatID username and password, and find the course "ITS-Security: Securing the Human Security Awareness Training" in the My Courses tab.

PROCUREMENT CARDS ISSUED PRIOR TO AUG. 1, WILL BE OBSOLETE AFTER OCT. 25

This is a final reminder to procurement cardholders and their supervisors that cards issued before Aug. 1, 2012 will no longer be active after Oct. 25. Cardholders who haven't completed the online training course through UNI eLearning or picked up a new card, must do so by Oct. 25, or risk not being able to make procurement card purchases. The business operations website has further details. http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/procard_enhancements.shtml Contact Molly Rickert molly.rickert@uni.edu at 273-6448 or Brian Looby brian.looby@uni.edu at 273-3537 with questions.

OPPORTUNITIES

A PEEK AT THIS WEEK'S CAMPUS EVENTSNEW

This week's events include everything from the Clothesline Project to several films to the Chemistry Halloween House. Check out this week's events on the University Calendar of Events.

http://www.uni.edu/unicalendar/calendar/2012-W43

JAMES LEACH WILL DISCUSS CIVILITY OCT. 26NEW

UNI will host James Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 26, in the Commons Ballroom. He will present "Civility in 2012 and Beyond" in conjunction with UNI's Reaching for Higher Ground series. Read the news release for details. http://www.uni.edu/newsroom/james-leach-to-visit-uni-as-part-of-reaching-for-higher-ground-series

BEST PRACTICES - MEDIA 101: WORKING WITH REPORTERSNEW

University Relations will offer another best practices session for faculty and staff. The session "Media 101: Working with Reporters," will be held at 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29, in the University Room, MAU. Faculty, staff and administrators who attended the session in September don't need to attend. Faculty are highly encouraged to attend this interactive session. Topics include 1) successful interview tips; 2) working with the media; 3) pitching your story; 4) print and electronic media tips and more. RSVPs needed; email Stacey Christensen. stacey.christensen@uni.edu.

GOV. BRANSTAD WILL ATTEND BLUE ZONES PROJECT CAMPUS KICKOFFNEW

Gov. Branstad will attend the UNI campus kick-off event for the Blue Zones Project™ from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, outside of Maucker Union near the fountain. Exhibits will promote awareness of healthy habits. Participants will enjoy healthy snacks, giveaways and entertainment. This event is free and open to all students, faculty and staff. Rain location is the Ballroom, MAU.

INSIGHTS FOR EFFECTIVENESS: STEREOTYPES, PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATIONNEW

Kim and Otto MacLin, psychology, will discuss the basis of stereotypes and prejudice from neuroscience and social psychological perspectives from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30 and from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the Old Central Ballroom, MAU. The focus will be on understanding stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination processes, and reflecting on aspects of those processes that are under our direct control in personal, work and social settings. Register online by noon, Oct. 26. http://www.uni.edu/studentaffairs/insights-fall2012.

LECTURE ON ETHICS IN SCIENCE COMMUNICATIONS

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.

DIVERSITY WORKSHOP FOR FACULTY AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT

"Welcoming Diversity and Building Community," an interactive workshop for faculty and staff, will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, in 116 SRL. This workshop is the first step to becoming certified as a trainer using the National Coalition Building Institute model. All are invited -- no further commitment beyond the one day introduction workshop is required. For more information, contact Karen Mitchell at 273-2519. Registration is required. http://fulldaydiversityworkshop.eventbrite.com/

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.