UNI will adopt new mutual funds with lower management fees and expenses for the TIAA-CREF Retirement Savings Plan. Visit the Human Resource Services website at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/ for a list of FAQs and a list of the new classes of mutual funds. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Sep 6, 2011
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Read this week's MyUNIverse News at http://www.uni.edu/unionline/myuniverse-news-monday-sep-5-2011.
The Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley is partnering with the Cedar Valley Arboretum to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks through service. Volunteers will assist with beautification of the grounds at the Arboretum from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11. All ages are invited and pre-registration is requested at VolunteerUNI@vccv.org or 272-2087.
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.
Anyone interested in promoting and furthering STEM education at UNI and throughout Iowa's K through 16 classrooms, is invited to join the UNI STEM Education Community at its first meeting, from 5 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Oak Room MAU. For more information and/or to be added to the UNI STEM Education email list serve, contact Chad Heinzel at email@example.com or 273-6168.
Print Services is located on the west side of campus in the Physical Plant building. It provides full color and black and white copying, two-color press work, lamination and bindery/finishing work such as tabbing, folding, cutting and drilling. Print Services offers competitive pricing, free quotes and top-notch customer service. Send jobs through campus mail or email at PRINT-SERVICES-L@uni.edu. For questions or additional information, call 273-2448.
The 2011 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence recipients are April Chatham-Carpenter, communication studies; Bill Downs, social work; John Johnson, history; Sam Lankford, HPELS; Tim Lindquist, accounting; and Michael Roth, physics. The award recipients will be recognized at the Faculty Recognition Reception from 3:15 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Commons Ballroom.
The Iowa Department of Public Safety-State Fire Marshal Division urges citizens to use caution when lighting or burning decorative, gel-fueled fire pots. Several people have been admitted to the University of Iowa Burn Unit with serious burns as a result of using these gel fire pots. Nationally, there have been more than 37 reported accidents, with 23 of them injuring consumers. For details, see http://www.dps.state.ia.us/commis/pib/Releases/2011/08-30-2011_FirePotWarning.htm.
Faculty are invited to share their thoughts on the new Liberal Arts Core-Review Steering Committee Final Recommendations Report. Open feedback sessions will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9, in the University Room, MAU, and from noon to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the CME. Drinks and cookies provided. The LAC-RSC final report was released this summer and outlines possible revisions to the Liberal Arts Core. The report and other information are at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/lac_review.shtml.
Application cover sheets and instructions for applying for a Professional Development Assignment (PDA) in fall 2012 and/or spring 2013 or for a Summer Fellowship in 2012 are now on the Graduate College website at http://www.grad.uni.edu/grants-awards. Application deadlines are 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23 for PDA and 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 24 for Summer Fellowship. Both types of awards are competitive; recipients are selected by a faculty committee. Contact Shoshanna Coon at 273-2059 with any questions.
Faculty and staff are invited to the first Faculty Recognition Reception from 3:15 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Commons Ballroom and Lounge. The program will commence at 4 p.m. Recent faculty award winners will be congratulated and new faculty will be recognized.
Multiple options for training and learning resources are available to assist with the spring 2012 Schedule of Classes. The Schedule of Classes Training Session will cover how to view, access and maintain the Schedule of Classes. This class, for new schedulers and those who would like a refresher, will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Sept. 8. Schedule of Classes Labs are working sessions where you can get started on maintaining schedule of classes. Come for all or part of the lab. Registrar's staff will be available to assist. Schedule of Classes open lab times are from 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13; from 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21; and from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26. To register, visit www.uni.edu/sis.
Help clean up the University Branch of Dry Run Creek from Hudson Road to College Sreet. Help with light duty litter pick up on the creek banks or heavy duty, wet and dirty, creek wading. Participants will meet at the NE corner of the WRC parking lot (Hudson Road and creek entrance) at 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19. For more information and to register, visit www.rrttc.com. Rain date is 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20.
The AAUW Cedar Valley Discover Diversity Discuss will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, at the UNI Museum to discuss "The Carbon Diaries 2015" by Saci Lloyd. Set in the year 2015, "The Carbon Diaries" is about a future where power is scarce and the U.K. has just begun carbon rationing. All are welcome, having read the book or not.
A new ePortfolio page is available at http://www.uni.edu/elearning/eportfolio/. The site provides resources and information about ifolio (the UNI supported eportfolio tool). John Zubizarreta, the CASE/Carnegie Undergrad Professor of the Year, will kick-off UNI’s learning portfolio efforts on Wednesday, Sept. 7. The schedule is at http://www.uni.edu/assessment/Zubizarreta_Learning_Portfolios.shtml.
Bring your lunch and learn about the new Governor's STEM Advisory Council and the changes at IMSEP. After a quick overview, an open conversation and Q&A will be held from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the Presidential Room, MAU.
The first Blood Chemistry Profile (BCP) will be offered from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, in GIL. One free BCP is offered per academic year to UNI employees who qualify for health insurance benefits. Visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/wellness/events/index.html for more information. To schedule an appointment, contact Kacie in HR at 273-3536 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For Intramural Paintball Tournament registration and information, visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/intramural_sports/index.html.
Intramural Kickball Tournament registration - for more information visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/intramural_sports/index.html.
The Wellness & Recreation Services Sept. newsletter is available at www.uni.edu/wellrec. Follow the link on the homepage for updates on important WRS events and programs along with wellness tips and articles.
Personal Trainers will design a program with your specific goals in mind. Trainers are results driven and want you to succeed. Contact Kristy Leen at 273-7167, email@example.com or visit http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/personal_training/index.html for more information.
An informational meeting on becoming a personal trainer will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, in 155 WRC. Class begins Monday, Sept. 12. Monday and Wednesday lectures will be held from 3 to 3:50 p.m., in room 155. Friday labs will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m., in room 87. For more information and to enroll, call 237-7167. Class is not for academic credit.
For upcoming lectures, conferences, performing arts or athletic events, please visit the UNI Calendar of Events.
The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found on the UNI Employment website. Referrals are encouraged.
Fitness classes, intramural sports, outdoor recreation opportunities.