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Uncommon Sense

People on the autism spectrum take center stage in "Uncommon Sense," a new production that will premiere at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GPBAC) at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, before the start of a national tour.

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Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
Legislative update

Mary Braun, state relations officer, and Randy Pilkington, director of federal relations, will give legislative updates at noon, Friday, April 28, in the Elm Room, MAU.

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
Dining hours for finals week

Dining Services will operate with adjusted hours during finals week, April 30 through May 6. Some locations will offer extended hours (such as Book Bistro) while other locations will have reduced operations or will be closed. Check out the dining hours online for the most up-to-date schedule, as well as a look at summer hours.

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
WRC summer pass

Effective, Monday, May 1, the cost of a WRC pass for employees will be reduced to $50. The pass can be used until classes begin in August. Students not enrolled for summer classes or students that graduate in May but will be in the area can also purchase a summer pass for $50. For more information, call Recreation Services at 273-6275.

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
Move-in Crew volunteers needed

Help create a great first impression and provide a positive experience for incoming students and their families by becoming a Move-In Crew volunteer. Duties include move-in help and check-in assistance. Volunteers will be scheduled for one-hour shifts Wednesday, Aug. 16. Volunteers are welcome to sign up as individuals or as a group. To sign up, please visit the First Year webpage.

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
Prepare for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

The Academic Learning Center is offering GRE preparation courses. GRE Analytical Writing will be May 15-25, Quantitative Reasoning May 30-June 15 and Verbal Reasoning June 19-29. All courses meet from 9 to 10:15 a.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, in 035 ITTC. For fee information and registration, visit the GRE Preparation webpage.

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
New issue of the Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts and Constructions

Volume 2, Issue 1 of this peer-reviewed, online, open-access journal has been posted on the UNI Scholarworks website. This issue features an editorial about NGSS, along with practical articles about first graders making sundials, third graders making ecosystem lift-the flap pages and other fossil-related crafts. Research articles show kindergarten students inventing/testing waterproof boots related to the water cycle, eighth graders exploring modern and fossil marine invertebrates and insects, and sixth graders investigating models and designs.

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017
Community Engagement Database: Report a Project

Please report your 2016-17 Community Engagement projects on the Community Engagement website. This includes, but is not limited to, service-learning, internships, student volunteer projects, engaged scholarship, etc. For more information, email Kristina Kofoot.

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
Summer office hours

Beginning Monday, May 8, summer hours for university offices will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours will remain in effect through Friday, Aug. 11. Please coordinate department operations accordingly and communicate changes to affected staff.

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
Volunteers needed for the UNI exhibit at the Iowa State Fair

Volunteers are needed for UNI's exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, Thursday, Aug. 10, through Sunday, Aug. 20. Volunteers receive a UNI T-shirt and free admission in exchange for handing out UNI giveaways and interacting with interested fairgoers, prospective and current students, families and alumni. Contact Amelia Holden-McMurray with questions. Sign up today!

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
Panther Parkway closing for water main installation

Panther Parkway will be closed at its intersection with W. 30th Street from Wednesday, April 26, to Friday, May 5, for installation of a new water main. For more information, contact Facilities Planning at 273-2611.

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
Order your parking permit now and avoid the lines in August

Now is the time to order your 2017-18 parking permit via the online parking permit application. For more information, call 273-2710.

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
Faculty 12-month pay option

Faculty can be paid for their continuing non-temporary academic year appointment in 10 or 12 equal installments beginning with the Aug. 31 or July 31 payroll, respectively. Faculty who would like to change their salary payments from 10 to 12 months, or vice versa, must complete a Pay Frequency Change Form. The completed form must be received in Business Operations-Payroll, mail code 0008, by Monday, May 15. Questions can be directed to Amy Stanbrough or call 273-7049.

Leisl Carr Childers, assistant professor of Public History and the American West, was awarded the the Spur Award in Contemporary Non-Fiction by the Western Writers of America. This is award is given to writers of any discipline for exceptional work on the American West or in the Western genre.

Doreen Hayek, special projects administrator in ITS Educational Technology, was recently awarded the 2015 Friend of Science Award at the ICTM-ISTS State Math & Science Conference. Hayek has a long history of working with various aspects of integrating STEM education into the preK-through-12 and higher education classrooms.

Coleen Wagner, former secretary in the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, was honored for outstanding professional service with the Regents Excellence Award for Staff.

Libby Vanderwall, career services coordinator in the Office of Career Services, was honored for outstanding professional service with the Regents Excellence Award for Staff.

Amy Schipper, associate director of admissions and communications in the Office of Admissions, was honored for outstanding professional service with a Regents Excellence Award for Staff.