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UNI Online
Vol. 1, No. 72
May 9, 2000
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BEGINNING TODAY, UNI ONLINE WILL BE PUBLISHED ONCE PER WEEK,
ON TUESDAYS, UNTIL THE BEGINNING OF THE FALL SEMESTER.


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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES
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DOR MOVES TO TOWERS: As of May 15, all Department of Residence
administrative services previously in Redeker Center will be in the
Towers Center in space previously known as the East Towers Lounge.
Guests should be directed to the entrances under the skywalks to
Bender and Dancer. Those who need an elevator to get to the second
level office should use the Bender or Dancer elevators and the skywalks
to Towers Center. Note: Dancer Hall plaza east of the Towers Center
will be closed for construction for most of the summer. Phone numbers,
e-mail addresses and the department mail code (0252) will remain the same.
The department offices will return to Redeker Center in the summer of
2001 when Redeker renovation is completed. Thanks to all of you who have
cooperated to help with the move.
http://www.uni.edu/dor/newlocation.html
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MEMFIS DEMONSTRATION: Next week the MEMFIS Project Implementation
Team will be conducting demonstrations of the prototype system using
Oracle applications. The purpose of the demonstration is to provide
a "sneak preview" of the system and most importantly, to solicit
input from the campus community. You may attend any session that fits
your schedule.
Admin & Finance and ITS - Session #1,May 9,1 p.m.,CBB 221
Admin & Finance and ITS - Session #2,May 10,9 a.m.CBB 221
Cabinet, Steering Comm., President’s offices,May 10,1 p.m.,CBB 221
Academic Affairs – Session #1,May 10,3 p.m.,CBB 221
Academic Affairs – Session #2,May 11,9 a.m.,CBB 221
Student Services & Advancement,May 11,1 p.m.,CBB 221
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NEW ROD LIBRARY DATABASES: Rod Library recently subscribed to several
new databases. All can be accessed under Indexes, Abstracts, and Databases
on the Rod Library home page at
http://www.library.uni.edu.
Announcements for additional new subscriptions will be coming soon.
-Applied Science and Technology Full Text indexes 485 periodicals and
includes the full text of articles from 98 of these.
-E*Subscribe includes the full text of ERIC documents published since
the beginning of 1996 (excluding books and some other materials).
-International Index to the Performing Arts indexes more than 200
international performing arts periodicals.
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FACULTY AND ACADEMIC YEAR P&S EMPLOYEES 12 MONTH PAYCHECK OPTION:
Faculty and academic year P&S employees may be paid for their
continuing non-temporary academic year appointment in ten or twelve
equal installments beginning with the August 31 or July 31 payroll
respectively. Employees who would like to change their salary
payments from 10 to 12 months, or vice versa, must complete a form
available from Payroll, 256 Gilchrist, 3-2656, prior to July 15.
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STUDENT EMPLYMENT NOTES: Summer payroll period begins May 6. Students
who have been awarded "Summer Work Study" may begin earning the funding
on May 6. Otherwise,they must be paid by Departmental Employment.
Please submit the Summer Approval Form before the students begin working.
April/May time sheet cut off is May 5.
April/May time sheets are due by noon, May 9.
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SPRING INTERIM HOURS:
Rod Library
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.html#springinterim
Wellness/Recreation Center
http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/frames/hrsframe.html
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NEWS
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NEW FOOD SERVICES AT THE UNION: New food concepts will be offered in
the space in Maucker Union previously occupied by Hardees and the Panther
Deli. By fall semester, the installation will include a new coffee,
pastry and smoothie outlet plus food court outlets that may serve burgers,
soup, salad, and/or Asian foods. The Royal Oak Room will take on a new
role as a dining room that can be reserved for group meals or meetings.
Watch the Campus News Network for details.
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR AUGUST 28: A convocation to honor the beginning
of the academic year will be held at 3:15 p.m., Monday, Aug. 28, in the
UNI-Dome. Planned as a student-centered event, messages will be focused
on student responsibility and success, with the main address delivered
by Dr. Benjamin Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery at The Johns
Hopkins Hospital. Participation by all segments of our campus is critical
to the success of this event. Faculty have received information for
ordering academic apparel. Please mark this event on your calendars
NOW and plan to be there for our students!
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CONSTRUCTION NOTICE/ROAD CLOSURE-MINNESOTA & DAKOTA STREETS: Beginning
Monday May 8, Minnesota St. north of 27th Street and Dakota St. between
Latham Hall and McCollum Science Hall will be closed for reconstruction.
The Minnesota St. project will close the West Gym/CAC/Russell A parking
lot. During the Dakota Street project, access to the McCollum Science
loading dock will be available via Wisconsin Street. Projected completion
for both projects is July 7.
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TRAINING
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MAKE THE CONNECTION-- COMPUTER TRAINING: Hands-on computer training in
Microsoft applications is being offered through the UNI office of
Contract Training, Non-Credit Programs. If you've taken advantage of
free Microsoft Office training through ITS-ET and would like to receive
additional training, visit the web site below and follow the link to
Make the Connection. You'll find information to assist you in assessing
your skills according to Microsoft approved curricula, information about
becoming a Certified Microsoft Office User Specialist, and More!
http://www.uni.edu/contracttraining
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EVENTS
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IOWA CHILDREN'S WATER FESTIVAL: UNI is a co-sponsor of the Iowa Children's Water Festival, May 11, on the DMACC campus in Ankeny. 2,000 fifth graders from across the state will participate in classroom presentations, games, exhibits, and entertainment designed to demonstrate the impact of water on our daily lives. Representatives from UNI departments include: Non-Credit Programs/Continuing Education, Wellness and Recreation Services, Iowa Project Wet, Department of Chemistry/RRTTC, and Public Relations. For more information, see the water
festival website at
http://www.uni.edu/contined/ncp/waterfestival
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BILL COSBY AT THE GBPAC: Saturday, May 13th, Bill Cosby will perform
at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center with performances at
6:30 and 9 p.m. Allen Health Systems is hosting the event. Reserved
tickets are available by calling the UNI-Dome ticket office at 273-DOME.
Tickets are $37.50, with a $3 handling fee per order.
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MOTHER'S DAY DESSERT BUFFET: Celebrate Mom's special day at a dessert
buffet at the University Museum. A variety of desserts and beverages
will be available from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 14. The cost for the
buffet is $4 for 13 years and over, $2 for 5-12 years, and free for
4 and younger. Please call by May 9 for reservations.
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SPEAKER: Parker Palmer will speak at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in the GBPAC
Great Hall. The presentation is open to the public. For more information, c
ontact Brenda Jordan or Roger Sell at 3-5858 in the Center for the
Enhancement of Teaching, 441 Rod Library.
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Other events on the calendar this week at UNI:
http://access.uni.edu/acal/bin/callist.cgi?date=this_week
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