UNI Online
Vol. 1, No. 81
July 11, 2000

P&S STAFF INPUT REQUESTED: The P&S Website Committee is developing a
"Frequently Asked Questions" segment for the P&S Website. All P&S
employees are invited to submit questions that may be used in this new
site addition. Please submit your questions on-line at the P&S Website,
http://www.uni.edu/ps_council/sugg1.html by Monday, August 21. Your
input is important to ensure that this new website component is useful.
IPERS MEETINGS: Iowa Public Retirement System (IPERS) representatives
will be in the Waterloo area from July 31-Aug. 3. There will be a group
meeting at 7 p.m. July 31 in 104 Tama Hall, Hawkeye Community College.
This meeting will offer a complete overview of IPERS including the
recent changes in the Iowa law. This will be an informal session and
there will be ample opportunity for attendees to ask questions.
Individual 30 minute appointments will be scheduled between 8 a.m. and
7 p.m. Aug. 1, 2 and 3. The individual appointments will be held in
102-103 Tama Hall at HCC. To schedule an appointment, please call
IPERS at 1-800-622-3849 no later than July 28. Please make sure that
you coordinate the scheduling of an appointment with your supervisor.
P&S SALARY INCREASE PROCESS: An explanation of the P&S salary increase
process has recently been added to the Human Resources home page. The
website address is:
will come to campus this week to interview for the Assistant Vice
President for Marketing and Communications position. The final
candidate, Cheryl Gaston, director of Public Relations at Columbus
State University, will be on campus this week. A public forum will be
held Wednesday, July 12, from 3-4 p.m., in 113 CBB, in which Gaston will
make an informal presentation on "Developing a Marketing and Public
Relations Oriented University." The meeting is open to the public.
LAB PCs AVAILABLE: 30-40 Pentium 166 Machines Coming From ITS Student
Computer Centers are available for Exchange ONLY! Although these machines
are older technology we recognize they may be able to replace even older
equipment, providing valuable services for students at various locations
throughout campus. As these machines were purchased with Student Computer
Fee allocations, preference is for replacing units providing the most
direct service to students. These machines are anticipated to be available
the first week in August after replacement equipment arrives.
See details at http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase/gatep5-166.htm
SCHWARTZ OBITUARY: On June 23, 2000, Ralph Schwartz, professor emeritus,
81, died of natural causes at Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo. Schwartz
came to UNI in 1963, ultimately becoming an associate professor Communicative
Disorders, where he served until his retirement in 1989. His areas of
expertise included voice, disorders of the larynx, and the relationship
between the use of the larynx for speech and singing. Memorial donations
may be sent to the Roy Eblen Speech and Hearing Clinic, UNI, 230 CAC,
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0356.

NEW EMPLOYEE: The Office of Compliance and Equity Management would
like you to welcome Leah Gutknecht, who accepted the position as
Associate Director. Leah's responsibilities will include investigating
allegations of discrimination, providing consultation with university
employees and students concerning civil rights policies and regulations,
providing approval for employment searches; and disseminating information
on non-discrimination and affirmative action policies.
UNI GUESTS: UNI is the host site for more than 1000 guests attending camps
and workshops on campus this week. Our guests include participants in:
Minorities in Teaching, Upward Bound, Wrestling Team Camp, UCA Dance
Camp, UCA Cheerleading Camp, Junior High Volleyball Camp, Language and
Culture Camp -- Mexico, IPEDS, Iowa Eye to I, World of Work, UNI
Orientation, PRISMS Project, Orientation and Men's Basketball Team
Camp. Overall, guests at summer programs have been complimentary of the
UNI services and facilities.
a section of Nebraska Street will closed for reconstruction. Nebraska
Street will be closed from just south of the entrance to the Wellness/
Recreation metered parking lot, north to the intersection with 22nd St.
Access to the Wellness/Recreation metered parking lot and the UNI-Dome
north overhead door will be unavailable during the construction period.
The street is anticipated to be re-opened to traffic in four to five weeks,
weather permitting. Thank you for you cooperation.
NOT JUST FOR MUSIC MAJORS: Rod Library has recently refurbished the
listening area in the Art and Music Collection (3rd floor, west side).
Six new individual stations were purchased for listening to CDs,
cassettes, and LPs. Use of these stations is not limited solely to
music majors and faculty. Come by and check it out, or borrow some
recordings to listen to at home.
ROD LIBRARY CURRENT DISPLAYS: The Exhibits Committee at Rod Library
invites you to check out the current displays:
1) "Iowa Adventures" located in the main lobby, included are free travel
guides and brochures.
2) "Paper Clip Attraction" located in the Reference area. This display
includes text about the history of paper clips and the controversy over
who invented them.
3) "Iowa & Midwestern Studies" located on the 1st floor.

RONALD MCNAIR SCHJOLARS PROGRAM: The Center for Multicultural Education
and McNair Scholars Program will feature Dr. Julian Manly Earls at the
inaugural address of UNI's McNair Scholar Program. Dr. Earls is Deputy
Director for Operations at the NASA John H. Glenn Reasearch Center at
Lewis Field. Dr. Earls inaugural address, "If You Think You Can or
Think You Can't" will be presented on Friday, July 14 from 6-7 p.m. in
Maucker Union Expansion A.

EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION: The UNI Museums invite you to attend an
opening reception on July 20 from 4:00-6:30 for the exhibit, Temple &
Village: Patterns and Prints of India. Come and enjoy this colorful
exhibition of traditional Indian textiles!
GO UNDERGROUND WITH THE UNI MUSEUM on July 22. Visit Ice Cave, Spook
Cave and Bixby State Preserve on this all-day bus tour of Northeast
Iowa's caves. $35.00 fee includes transportation, lunch and admission
fees. To register, please call the Museum at 3-2188 by July 12.

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