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Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011

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NEWS

NSF INVESTS $20 MILLION FOR ENERGY RESEARCHNEW

Iowa's public universities will help lead a $20 million National Science Foundation grant to build Iowa's research capacity in renewable energy and energy efficiency.  For details see the news release.

CSBS - DID YOU KNOW?NEW

CSBS offers unique four-year undergraduate majors that are not offered anywhere else in the state, including criminology, gerontology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and public administration. Additionally, the M.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies and the M.A. in Criminology are unique to UNI. The Department of Social Work graduates the highest number of undergrad social work majors in the state.

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

Mark Grey, sociology, anthropology and criminology, and Michele Devlin, HPELS, were quoted in a story in the Wall Street Journal. http://preview.tinyurl.com/3cum9he

Grey was also quoted recently in the Des Moines Register on immigration programs. http://preview.tinyurl.com/4xa4yea

Justin Holmes, political science, was quoted in a story in the U.S. News & World Report. http://preview.tinyurl.com/3bz8nko

Steve Carignan, GBPAC, was quoted in a story heard on Radio Iowa. http://preview.tinyurl.com/5shnf9a

RECEPTION FOR SHOSHANNA COON, MWONE UNIQUE ACADEMIC ADVISING AWARD RECIPIENTNEW

Faculty, staff and students are invited to recognize and honor the first recipient of the MWOne Unique Academic Advising Award, Shoshanna Coon, chemistry and biochemistry. MidWest One Bank is sponsoring this award. The reception will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, in the Great Reading Room, SRL. A short presentation will be held at 3 p.m.

FULBRIGHT COMPETITION DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR SELECT 2012-13 AWARDS

Most awards for the core competition for academic year 2012-2013 are now closed to new applicants. A list of awards that are currently open to new applicants is online at http://catalog.cies.org/viewOpenAwards.aspx The deadline for these awards is Thursday, Sept. 15.

POSTER SALES COMING TO UNI

Need some new art for your room, apartment, office or a gift? Stop by the Beyond the Wall poster sale between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., through Sept. 14, in the courtyard, MAU. Rain site is inside Maucker Union. Sponsored by Maucker Union.

ORDER YOUR 2011 BEAT CANCER T-SHIRT

UNI Colleges Against Cancer and UNI STAT have joined up for the third year to help fight the battle against cancer. Purchase a Beat Cancer T-shirt today at http://www.unialum.org/. T-shirts are $10 and proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 14. There will be many sporting events in the next few months where you will be able to sport your Beat Cancer shirt. 

KAPPA DELTA PI T-SHIRT SALE

T-Shirts and related items will be on sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13 and Wednesday, Sept. 14 in the lobby of SEC. Sponsored by UNI Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society. Sales support KDP educational and service projects.

WANTED: 5 GALLON BUCKETSNEW

RRTTC is looking for gently used five-gallon buckets for the Dry Run Creek Cleanup. Buckets can be dropped off at 113 CEEE or email rrttc@uni.edu and someone will come pick them up.

PIAZZA'S 10TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

The Piazza is celebrating its 10th anniversary from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14. Play birthday games and enjoy special menu items such as cupcakes, Purple Panther Punch and kettle corn. You may use your meal plan, dining dollars, cash or charge to your u-bill.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNTITIES FAIRNEW

The Study Abroad Center at UNI will host the International Opportunities Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the ballroom, MAU. Dwight Watson, College of Education, will open with comments on international experiences enhancing higher education. There will be opportunities for faculty and staff to meet with students who are interested in faculty-led UNI short-term programs. The U.S. Department of State will assist with passport applications, both new and renewal. Humble Travel Services will take free passport photos. Meet representatives from the American College of Greece, American College of Thessaloniki, Korea University of South Korea, Auckland University of Technology of New Zealand, University of Lancaster of the United Kingdom, Swansea University of the United Kingdom, International Studies Abroad, GoAbroad, ProWorld and many more.

SECONDARY TEACHER EDUCATION SENATE HAS FIRST MEETINGNEW

The newly formed Senate for Secondary Teacher Education will have its first meeting at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, in 319 CBB. All Senate meetings are open to all teacher education faculty and associated staff. For additional information, contact Cherin Lee,  coordinator of Secondary Teacher Education at Cherin.Lee@UNI.edu.

LEARNING WITH THE APPLE IPADNEW

'Learning with the iPad,' a session to discuss Apple's mobile strategy with the iPad and how it's beginning to change education, will be offered from 8 to 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, in 108 CAC. With numerous education applications, as well as strategies for textbooks, research and integration, the iPad is becoming a tremendous tool for 21st century learning. The presenters are Vin Capone and Tom Chytka from Apple Higher Education.

ANNUAL PCI & CREDIT CARD TRAININGNEW

The Office of Business Operations is offering PCI and Credit Card Compliance Training on Sept. 20 and 22. Anyone who accepts or processes credit card material or data is required to attend. It is critical that any UNI employee with responsibilities for credit card processing or reconciling, along with supervisors of these positions attend. To find out about the class offerings and to register for training, log into MyUNIverse, select the Work@UNI tab, locate MEMFIS Resources and click on Register for Training. The information will include a short course description, date, time, location and the ability to register. Reserve your seat now; class seating is limited. Direct questions to christina.geweke@uni.edu or 273-7505.

3RD ANNUAL GLOBAL HEALTH CONFERENCE: THE CHALLENGES OF GLOBAL AGINGNEW

In conjunction with the World Food Prize Symposium in October, Des Moines University will host “The Challenges of Global Aging” on Wednesday, Oct. 12. The Heartland Global Health Consortium (HGHC) is a collaboration of eight Iowa colleges including UNI, that offers and expands international health learning experiences for students. Attendees will get to see poster presentations from students who’ve had global health experiences. The event is from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes lunch. Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 30. Register at www.heartlandconsortium.org.

STUDY ON COPING WITH STRESS NEW

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.

CAMPUS CONNEXUS 2011

Campus Connexus will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, in The Commons. This is a fun opportunity for faculty, doctoral students and professional staff to make scholarly connections across campus. Participate in short paired conversations, small group discussions on special topics, consult with experts in various areas and more. Registration is required by Friday, Sept. 16. Further details and registration information are available at http://www.uni.edu/osp/campus-connexus-2011.

2011 UNI VOLLEYBALL LITTLE PANTHER CLUB

The Volleyball Little Panther Club offers the opportunity for youth ages 5 to 12 to learn volleyball skills and activities from current UNI volleyball players and coaches. For more information and to print a brochure, visit www.univolleyballcamps.com/little-panthers-club.cfm. If you have questions, contact Kim Davis at kim.davis@uni.edu or 273-3880.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS DATABASE AND MEDIA EXPERTISE

The UNI Professional Interests (PI) database, housed in the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), allows faculty and staff to share their interests and expertise with colleagues, as well as Iowa's businesses and organizations. University Relations partnered with OSP to also include information about faculty and staff media interests. The database now allows faculty and staff to indicate their willingness to speak to media and the topics they can address. Faculty and staff are encouraged to search the UNI PI database (www.uni.edu/osp) for their profile, and if one doesn't exist to create one. For additional information, contact Stacey Christensen, stacey.christensen@uni.edu, or 273-3710, or Anita Gordon, anita.gordon@uni.edu, or 273-6148.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

WRS FITNESS AND LEISURE

Fitness and Leisure Classes are still available. The Turkey Trot begins Monday, Oct. 10 and meditation workshops begin Sunday, Sept. 18. For more information or to register, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fitness/classes.html or email Dana.Foster@uni.edu.

INTUITIVE EATING WORKSHOP

This six-week workshop is especially designed for the chronic dieter to normalize eating and practice principles of intuitive eating; meetings are from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 20 to Oct. 25, in 101 WRC. The cost is $25. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/healthy_eating/index.html.

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.