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Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

BOR AGENDANEW

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet Sept. 12 at ISU. The agenda is posted at the BOR website.

LT. GOV. KIM REYNOLDS TO ATTEND UNI STEM MEETINGNEW

Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and President Allen will host a STEM community conversation from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the lobby of the CEEE. UNI students will exhibit STEM projects and initiatives. More information is available on the STEM website

HELP REDUCE UNI'S PEAK ENERGY DEMANDNEW

The university is actively pursuing ways to reduce its peak energy demand. Because Tuesday and Wednesday of this week are forcasted to reach around 90°F, please do your part in reducing electrical use. More information can be found on the Facilities Services website.

PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH OPEN FORUMNEW

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will host an open forum from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, in the Commons Ballroom. The purpose of the open forum will be to receive comments from the university community relative to the qualities and characteristics of the next UNI president. Individuals wishing to speak at the open forum should contact Marcia Brunson, policy and operations officer at the BOR, by Friday, Sept. 14. Individuals who have signed up will be allowed to speak before any walk-ins. Visit the  presidential search website for updates.

ACE MEMO ON CAMPUS POLITICAL ACTIVITYNEW

With the 2012 presidential race in full swing, the American Council on Education's Division of Government & Public Affairs has issued a memo on Campus Political Campaign Activities.

HELEN HAIRE NAMED UNI CHIEF OF POLICE AND DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETYNEW

Helen Haire has begun her role as the new chief of police and director of public safety at UNI. Haire replaces Milissa Wright, who has served as interim director of public safety since April, following the retirement of David Zarifis. Wright will return to her university position as associate director of public safety.

SAFETY AND HEALTH WEBSITENEW

Keep up to date on the current safety and health services at UNI. From counseling, to student health to UNI Alerts, visit the safety website.

OPPORTUNITIES

PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT TO SPEAK AT UNINEW

UNI will host Tony Kushner, American playwright and screenwriter, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the GBPAC. Kushner will be interviewed by Eric Lange, theatre, followed by a Q & A with the audience. The event is free, but tickets are limited to four per person. Read the news release for details.

BEST PRACTICES - MEDIA 101: WORKING WITH REPORTERSNEW

Faculty and staff are invited to a university best practices session "Media 101: Working with Reporters," from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in the University Room, MAU. Staff from university relations will discuss how to give an effective interview, tips for talking to reporters, staying on message and more. For more information, contact Stacey Christensen.

TIAA-CREF COUNSELING SESSIONS

A TIAA-CREF consultant will visit UNI Sept. 12, 13, 26 and  27 to conduct individual one-on-one counseling sessions. Common questions and topics covered include: Am I on track for retirement? Can I add more to my retirement plan and how do I start this? Is my current mix of investments appropriate? How do my TIAA-CREF investments coordinate with my other plans? Register here for an individual meeting or call 800-732-8353.

LEARN ABOUT MAP-WORKS AND FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS

MAP-Works is an online student success tool that helps identify at-risk students early in the semester. UNI faculty and staff who work with first-year students can attend a training session from 9 to 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, in the ITTC teaching labs. New users should attend from 9 to 10 a.m. for the basics on how to access MAP-Works. Experienced users should attend from 10 to 11 a.m. to learn about new features and functional areas (residence life, faculty, academic advisors and other staff). To attend, contact Kristin Woods.

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.