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Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011

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NEWS

UNI ALERT TESTNEW

The UNI Alert system will be tested at 10:50 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27. To find out how to update your UNI Alert contact information, visit http://www.uni.edu/resources/alert.

NEW WEBSITE FOR UNI COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONNEW

The UNI College of Business Administration's website has a new look and a new location. Check it out at business.uni.edu and update your bookmarks to keep UNIBusiness news and information just a click away.

CSBS - DID YOU KNOW?NEW

The CSBS Student Research Conference is in its 18th year. It offers students an opportunity to showcase their research and attracts students in the social sciences from Iowa and neighboring states as well.

UNI STUDENT NEWSNEW

Read this week's MyUniverse News at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/myuniverse-news-monday-sep-26-2011

UNI IN THE NEWSNEW

Victoria Robinson, educational leadership & postsecondary education, was quoted in a story in the Quad Cities Times on performance reviews for teachers. http://preview.tinyurl.com/3c7cavs.

GO PURPLE DAYNEW

On Monday, Oct. 3, UNI students, faculty and staff are invited to join the Cedar Valley community in showing support for all victims and survivors of intimate partner violence by wearing purple clothing or purple ribbons. You can give voice to this issue on Go Purple Day. For assistance and support, visit http://www.uni.edu/violenceservices.

ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR HIGH FIVE AWARDNEW

The division of Administration and Financial Services (A&FS) is now accepting nominations for its High Five Award. This award honors A&FS employees who have exemplary service in one or more of the areas of service excellence, teamwork and/or initiative. For an electronic nomination form or to view more about the award and eligibility, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/high_five.shtml.

CELL PHONE AND BATTERY RECYCLINGNEW

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.

HOMECOMING SHIRTS AT ESSENTIALSNEW

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.

NCAA ATHLETICS CERTIFICATION

UNI is entering the final stages of NCAA Athletics Certification Sept. 27 through 29 when a four-person peer review committee will be on campus. The peer review committee will meet with a cross section of members of the UNI campus over the three-day period. For more information and supporting documents regarding the NCAA review, please visit www.uni.edu/ncaareview.

PDA APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPT. 30

Due to a reinterpretation of language in the Master Agreement, the PDA application deadline has been extended to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30. Please see http://www.grad.uni.edu/grants-awards/internal-awards-recognition/ for eligibility and application instructions. Contact Shoshanna Coon at 273-2059 or shoshanna.coon@uni.edu with questions on the PDA application process.

2011 REGENTS STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Three UNI staff are recipients of the Regents Staff Excellence Award. The recipients are: Phil Patton, registrar's office; Morris Mikkelsen, facility services; and Cheri McDivitt, residence. The staff will be recognized at the P&S Meet The President event at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Old Central Ballroom A, MAU. The awards are presented annually to faculty and staff members in the professional and scientific ranks, and biennially to a member of the supervisory/confidential merit personnel who have demonstrated outstanding professional contributions to UNI during their careers. Recipients are nominated by their colleagues and peers.

UNI FOUNDATION REQUESTS CAMPUS FUNDRAISING PLANS

The UNI Foundation is in the process of compiling the University’s Annual Master Fundraising Calendar. Units conducting fundraising or sending mailings, such as newsletters to alumni and friends that include a solicitation for funds, must have their plans documented on the Master Fundraising Calendar. The UNI Foundation Fundraising Activities Form can be found in the UNI Forms Repository. Your participation in this process ensures that you will have access to support services provided by the UNI Foundation’s Office of Financial Services and the Office of Alumni Relations and will help individuals avoid conflicts with the timing of other solicitations. Contact Vicki Collum at 273-6078 for further information.

RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR PAT WHITT

The Department of Administration and Finance Technology Services will honor Pat Whitt at a retirement reception from 2 to 4 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 29, in 206 West Gym. Come wish Pat well in her retirement.

FACULTY AND STAFF WITH LOBBYING CONTACTS

Lobbying activity from July 1 to Sept. 30, must be reported at http://www.ir.uni.edu/dbweb/govrel/. In compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 and the Honest and Open Government Act of 2007, UNI files quarterly reports on specific lobbying issues and the expenses incurred in lobbying. The university's policy on Federal and State Lobbying and Political Activity can be found at http://www.uni.edu/president/policies/1009.shtml. Reports must be filed each quarter. If there is nothing to report for a particular quarter, note that in the "comments" section. Contact Pat Geadelmann at 273-6144 with questions. Please complete by Sept. 30.

UPDATE: ITS TEST SCORING PICKUP LOCATION

Last month ITS announced changes to both the hours and the pick-up location for ITS test-scoring services. Effective immediately the pickup location for Test Scoring Services has been moved back to 19 CBB.

UBS OUTSTANDING TEACHING AWARD NOMINATIONS DUE SEPT. 30

Nominations for the University Book and Supply Outstanding Teaching Award are due by Friday, Sept. 30. The award honors non-tenured, tenure-track faculty. Nominations can be made by faculty and students. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/provost/university-book-supply-outstanding-teaching-award.

CRITICAL THINKING PRESENTATION

Stephen Brookfield's presentation on critical thinking from the Fall Faculty Workshop is now available at http://www.uni.edu/provost/sites/default/files/teaching_critical_thinking_brookfield.pptx.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: WRITING AN EFFECTIVE SYLLABUSNEW

The session will include a student panel discussing what they want to see on a syllabus and a discussion on what experts say about composing effective syllabi. The session will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Oak Room, MAU. Facilitators will be Deedee Heistad and Susan Hill. Bring your lunch. Cookies and drinks provided.

PRE-TENURE SYMPOSIUMNEW

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost invite faculty and staff to attend the Pre-Tenure Symposium from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3, in the Georgian Lounge, Commons. Faculty who received a Pre-Tenure Summer Fellowship will share the results of their work through a poster session and a short performance.

MATH SHINDIGNEW

The math department is hosting its annual Math Shindig from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, at Seerley Park (three blocks east of campus on Seerley Blvd.) There will be food and entertainment. All math lovers, majors, minors and faculty are welcome. 

2011-2012 BEAT CANCER T-SHIRT RELEASENEW

There is still time to purchase a 2011-2012 Beat Cancer T-Shirt. If you missed the pre-order online there will be a limited supply of T-shirts for purchase on Sept. 28 at the UNI Alumni House, across from University Book & Supply. Shirts are $10 each while supplies last. Pre-ordered T-Shirts can also be picked up at the Alumni House on Sept. 28.

I AM UNI -- THE YEAR IN REVIEW

The "I am UNI" initiative kicked off in October 2010. The program is now in its second year. University Relations will host a review of the first year of the program and preview what's ahead at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the University Room, MAU. For more information, call 273-2761.

HRS TO HOST TIAA-CREF BENEFITS SEMINAR

UNI HRS will host a seminar highlighting TIAA-CREF benefits and educating attendees about how to save for retirement today. The seminar will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, in the CME, MAU.

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

5K RUN FOR THE PRESERVESNEW

The Oct. 15, 5K Run for the Preserves is a cross-country race to promote the use of UNI’s preserves by students and community members. Registration is $10 for students and $12 for non-students. On race day, registration starts at 9 a.m. with the race starting at 10 a.m. For more information and to register, visit http://www.studentnaturesociety.com/5kinfo or email Susan Meerdink at meerdins@uni.edu.

WRS HEALTH BEATNEW

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.

WRS PERSONAL TRAINING

Trying to push your workout to the next level? Need a little extra motivation to get moving? The WRS Personal Training Program can help. Trainers are results driven and want you to succeed. Contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167, kristy.leen@uni.edu or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html for more information.

DEPRESSION SCREENING

The UNI Counseling Center is offering a free, anonymous depression screening on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The screening offers information about depression and anxiety and lasts about one hour. All UNI students, staff and faculty are welcome; no registration is needed. Call 273-2676 or email Gretchen.Honsell@uni.edu with questions.

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.