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Tuesday, Oct 4, 2011

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NEWS

2010 CAMPUS CRIME ANNUAL SECURITY REPORTNEW

The Clery Act requires UNI to publish an annual report regarding certain crimes reported to the UNI Police and other specific offices on campus. The 2010 Campus Crime Annual Security Report is at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/pubsaf/crime_stats/cleryreport10.shtml.The 2010 Campus Crime Statistics are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/pubsaf/crime_stats/cleryreport10.pdf. A paper copy of the report is available upon request from the dean of students office, 118 GIL. Any questions regarding the 2010 report may be directed to Dave Zarifis, public safety, at 273-2712.

UNI HOMECOMING ACTIVITIESNEW

For a list of this week's Homecoming activities, visit www.uni.edu/homecoming.

UNI ADMISSIONS - DID YOU KNOW?NEW

During the 2010-2011 year, the UNI Office of Admissions, along with faculty and staff, hosted 3,553 prospective students and their 4,029 guests during various types of group visit days.  The visits included August Visit Days, Panther Peek Days, Saturday visits and UNI-Up Close.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

The Des Moines Register ran a story about the cultural competency workshops UNI's Mark Grey and Michele Devlin are offering in Mason City. http://preview.tinyurl.com/3qdhahh.

SEE A MOVIE AND HELP FIGHT CANCERNEW

Join Colleges Against Cancer Thursday, Oct. 6, at College Square Cinema. Enjoy any movie at any time on Oct. 6, and $1 per person will be donated to The American Cancer Society. To show that you are supporting Colleges Against Cancer, you must bring the flier found at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156573034434629. For more information, contact droessle@uni.edu.

UNI PROUD HOSTS ALLY NIGHTNEW

Come celebrate the presence of allies in the LGBT community with UNI Proud at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Presidential Room, MAU. The group will play games and show appreciation for ally friends.

HATE CRIMES VIGILNEW

UNI Proud will host a hate crime vigil at 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Campanile. Members of the LGBT community killed because of their identity will be remembered. 

UPDATING ONLINE DIRECTORY

The UNI Online Directory (http://www.uni.edu/directory) is a source for current faculty and staff contact information. To verify or make any changes to your home and/or office contact information, log in to MyUNIverse > Update My Personal Information. This information is sent directly to Human Resource Services via email and will be updated within four working days.

HOMECOMING SHIRTS AT ESSENTIALS

Homecoming T-shirts designed by Essential student employees Alex Mark and Ryan Lockard are now available for purchase at Essentials, MAU. Show your team spirit and purchase one today. Prices for S-XL shirts are $13.99, 2XL $15.99 and 3XL $17.99.

CELL PHONE AND BATTERY RECYCLING

Campus-wide cell phone and battery recycling is now available on campus. Recycling cell phones and batteries saves energy and keeps usable and valuable materials like metals, copper and plastics out of the landfills. Drop-off locations include: Rod Library, WRC, Schindler Education Center, Maucker Union and the CEEE. If you have questions, email rrttc@uni.edu.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

SOCIAL MEDIA -- SAVE THE DATENEW

Mark your calendars for 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the University Room, MAU, when University Relations will host a special campus-wide session about social media. Among the topics covered will be social media best practices, effectively using social media, creating special Facebook pages, creating Facebook icons that scale well, measuring the effectiveness of social media and managing negative posts. If your department uses social media or if you're thinking about it, this session will be of value. The session is open to the entire campus. For more information, call 273-2761.

UNI ELEARNING TIP: ADAPTIVE RELEASENEW

Adaptive Release can be used within eLearning to control the release of content to students based on rules created by the instructor. Rules may be based on availability, date and time, specific users, scores or attempts on any Grade Center item or more. Learn more about Adaptive Release in Bb Learn 9 at http://www.uni.edu/elearning/faculty-resource/tips/adaptive-release.

DEADLINE APPROACHING: FULBRIGHT GERMAN STUDIES SEMINAR DEADLINE OCT. 14NEW

The topic for the 2012 Fulbright German Studies Seminar is "Nation-State and European Identity," and will explore the balance of regional, national and European interests in areas such as the economy, labor market, social system and legislation. Who shapes European values, who sets the goals in European foreign policy and how do serious crises affect national and European markets and currencies? For more information or to apply, visit http://www.cies.org/GSS/ or contact Tanya Janes at tjanes@iie.org.

DEMOCRACY FROM THE INSIDE OUT WITH PARKER PALMERNEW

If you are interested in "healing the heart of democracy" please join us at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11, in 303 SEC to listen to Parker Palmer, internationally known educator, via webcast as he discusses what it takes to do "democracy from the inside out.” After a 30-minute presentation, Palmer will be joined by a panel that represents a variety of perspectives on what democracy takes. For more information, visit http://www.couragerenewal.org/democracy.

OCT. 10 JOINT OPEN HOUSE: CTLM, IMSEP AND OSPNEW

The Center for Teaching and Learning Mathematics (CTLM), the Iowa Math and Science Education Partnership (IMSEP) and the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) will host an open house for all faculty and staff from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 10, second floor, East Bartlett Hall. Meet the staff and learn about the programs and services offered by these offices.

FREE BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILENEW

The next Blood Chemistry Profile (BCP) will be held from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the Student Health Clinic. One free BCP is offered per academic year to UNI employees who qualify for health insurance benefits. For more information and to schedule an appointment, visit http://www.uni.edu/hrs.

FINDING AND APPLYING FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT JOBSNEW

The federal government is one of the largest employers in the U.S. Their unique hiring process can create challenges not faced in other fields. Learn about available job opportunities, job search strategies and federal resumes.  Find and apply for federal government jobs from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 10, in 009 GIL. For more information, contact Isabela Varela isabela.varela@uni.edu

HOT TOPICS IN EDUCATION WEBINAR ARCHIVEDNEW

COE's Hot Topics in Education webinar "Research and Reform in Elementary School Science," is now archived at http://univnia.adobeconnect.com/p5tvq3khha8/. For more information about this webinar and the series, visit www.uni.edu/coe/webinars.

MAP-WORKS QUICKSTART ORIENTATION AND TRAININGNEW

UNI’s MAP-Works is a sophisticated, yet very navigable system for faculty and staff to provide even higher levels of guidance to UNI freshmen. Get oriented to the system in 15 minutes and be able to use after 10 minutes of training. To schedule a departmental orientation and quick lesson, contact Drake Martin at drake.martin@uni.edu or 273-6330.

UPDATED NONTRADITIONAL STUDENT WEBSITENEW

The updated nontraditional student website is now available. Nontraditional students and their advisers will find a convenient online resource addressing specific topics of interest. New this year: veterans information and the Nontraditional Student Association sites. Academic Advising wants to feature pictures and brief bios of nontraditional students. To nominate a student, or for suggestions and comments about this website, contact Jean.Neibauer@uni.edu.

PORTFOLIO RESOURCES AVAILABLE ONLINENEW

Interested in learning more about portfolios and how they can support student learning and the assessment of student learning? See a variety of resources at http://www.uni.edu/assessment/PortfolioResources.shtml. If you'd like to discuss general strategies for using portfolios, contact Donna Vinton, donna.vinton@uni.edu; for information on using ifolio, contact Marilyn Drury, marilyn.drury@uni.edu.

"KICKIN' CANCER" SOCCER GAMENEW

Come cheer on the UNI women's soccer team, as they support breast cancer awareness at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4. For more information, email Emily Droessler at droessle@uni.edu.

NSF DISCOVERY RESEARCH K-12 GRANT PROGRAM - INFORMATION SESSION NEW

OSP will lead an information session on the recently announced NSF's Discovery Research K-12 (DR K-12) grant program at noon, Friday, Oct. 7, in 213 East Bartlett Hall. See DR K-12 program information at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11588/nsf11588.htm. An RSVP is appreciated, but not required. Feel free to bring a lunch. Contact Hillery Oberle at hillery.oberle@uni.edu or 273-3961 with questions or if you're interested in applying.

HELP WITH STATISTICS AND DATA ANALYSIS

The mathematics department at UNI provides a free source of statistical support for routine data analysis through the Statistical Consulting Lab (SCL). The SCL is available to students, faculty and staff. See http://www.cs.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL for more information. Contact Mark Jacobson at jacobson@cs.uni.edu or 273-7172 to set up an appointment.

STUDY ON COPING WITH STRESS

The thesis project study asks about experiences you’ve had and ways you cope. Participation criteria: individuals 18 to 65 years of age who have experienced an upsetting event. The online questionnaire takes approximately 20 minutes. Upon completion you will be emailed a $5 Amazon gift card. If interested, email rhodemaa@uni.edu.

USHERING OPPORTUNITIES AT UNI'S STRAYER-WOOD THEATRE

Looking for something fun and exciting to do on the weekend? Interested in seeing UNI's theater productions for free? Sign up to be an usher for one or more performances of "Guernica" and/or "Mad Forest." Performance dates for "Guernica" are Oct. 6 - 8 and 13 -15 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. Performance dates for "Mad Forest" are Oct. 20 - 22 and 27 -29 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 23 and 30 at 2 p.m. If interested, email garlandg@uni.edu or rionm@uni.edu for more information.

UNI STEM EDUCATION COMMUNITY MEETINGS

Learn about the role of technology in STEM education Wednesday, Oct. 5 during a brown bag lunch discussion from noon to 1 p.m. Meet by the fountain in front of Maucker Union at 11:50 a.m. Another opportunity will take place at 5 p.m. the same day at MPLS, Iowa’s Research and Development School. Meet by the MPLS flag pole. The goals of these meetings are to initiate productive collaborations between MPLS, the Cedar Valley’s STEM private sector, UNI and Iowa teachers and students. Participants will discuss effective ways to use technology to facilitate and enhance student learning. For more information, contact Chad.heinzel@uni.edu.

CEDAR VALLEY DISCOVER DIVERSITY DISCUSS BOOK CLUB

The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Oct. 10, at the UNI Museums to discuss "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot. This is a true story of cancer cells that were used for research without permission. You need not have read the book to attend. All are welcome.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

FREE FLU SHOTS

UNI Employee Wellness and the Student Health Clinic will offer free flu shots for UNI employees and students. The flu shot is available to employees who are enrolled in a university health insurance plan and are available while supplies last. Visit www.uni.edu/hrs for more information.

OPEN HOUSE DEMONSTRATIONNEW

The UNI Tae Kwon-Do Club will host an open house demonstration at NU High School at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 6. http://www.unitkd.com/

WELLNESS & RECREATION SERVICES E-NEWSLETTERNEW

Check out the Wellness & Recreation Services October e-newsletter at www.uni.edu/wellrec. Follow the link on the homepage to read updates on WRS events and programs along with wellness tips and articles.

STRONG TO THE CORE WORKSHOP NEW

Abdominal and core training have been used interchangeably in recent years, but abdominal muscles are only part of complete core training. Strong to the Core Workshop, hosted by WRS personal trainers, will distinguish what the core consists of and teach exercises to target core muscles. Strong to the Core Workshop is from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the WRC upstairs fitness area. The class is $15 and available to all students, faculty and staff. To enroll or for more information, contact Erin Nielsen at enielsen@uni.edu.

WRS HEALTH BEAT

If you want a workout place that's not congested, consider using the WRS Health Beat in Maucker Union. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 273-2239. Health Beat has half and long lockers available for rent. Contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167 or kristy.leen@uni.edu. Sign-up is also available at Health Beat, just ask a fitness supervisor.

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.