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Vol. 2, No. 81
Tues. , July 16, 2001

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES


COMPUTER BID: Gateway 2000 was awarded the bid for the ITS Student Computer Centers. This machine bid ($1,107/unit) is available to all departments (for 90 days from June 6, 2001) on campus ordering a minimum of 20 units. See the bid specification and order information on the web at: http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase/gateway/sccfy2002.htm This bid specification also is available to any individual Student/Faculty/Staff member in quantities of 1 for $1,167/unit. Prices include delivery.
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STUDY ROOMS: Full-time tenured or tenure-track instructional faculty members who wish to apply for study rooms in the library for the fall semester should do so by Fri., July 27. Application forms are available are available in the Library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.
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MEMFIS FAQ: MEMFIS Help was inundated with questions when MEMFIS went "live." Questions frequently asked were in regard to notification messages users are receiving via e-mail, how to forward Excel (ADI) spreadsheets to approvers as attachments, and clarification of Foundation account handling. Responses to these questions and others can be found at: http://www.uni.edu/vpaf/memfis/faq.htm.
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STAFF TRAINING GRANT APPLICANTS: Beginning with the fall semester, all funds for the Staff Training Grant Tuition Reimbursement Program will be awarded on a first-come first-serve basis. When the budgeted amount for each semester has been distributed, no other training grants will be awarded for that semester. You are encouraged to submit your staff training grant applications for fall, 2001 as soon as possible. If you have additional questions, please call Regina Smith in Human Resources, at 3-2521.
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EQUIPMENT CAPITALIZATION: The definition of equipment has been modified as of July 1, for budgeting and accounting purposes. Equipment is now defined as any item of moveable property which has a useful life of two years or more and a unit acquisition cost of $2,000 or more. MEMFIS object cost 04025 (formerly legacy object code 7011) should be used for equipment with an acquisition cost of $2,000 or more, while object code 63110 should be used for equipment with an acquisition cost of less than $2,000. Equipment encumbered at June 30, 2001 with an acquisition cost between $1,000 and $1,999.99 will be converted to object 063110 by Purchasing Dept. staff. If you have questions regarding this change, contact Judy Kuhlmann at 3-3527 or Bryan Segerstrom at 3-3542.
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NEWS

CNN: The latest edition of Campus News Network includes stories on: crisis plans, the UNI booth at the State Fair, Kudos, new hires and more. Visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/cnn/issues/071701/
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WALK UNI: UNI is inviting the community to tour campus on Sat., July 21 as part of the 125th Anniversary Celebration of Community. Participants may choose between a 1 1/2 mile or a 3 mile route on the self-guided tours. Check-in is at the GBPAC from 9 - noon. There will be door prizes, refreshments at Redeker and free gifts for the kids. For more information call 3-2761.
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NEWS: The Board of Regents, State of Iowa is meeting on the UNI campus on Wed. and Thurs. The docket is available at: http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/meetings/DocketMemos/memos.html
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VICE PRESIDENT FOR ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE SEARCH UPDATE: The search for a new vice president for Administration & Finance has been terminated. The candidate selected by the search committee declined the offer. The search will be reinstituted in September. Eunice Dell will continue as the interim vice president for Administration & Finance until a satisfactory candidate accepts the position.
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UNI IN THE NEWS: ABIL was featured in a story in the Iowa Farmer Today magazine. To read the story, visit http://www.iowafarmer.com/010630/soylube.htm
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HOST FAMILIES NEEDED: UNI's Culture and Intensive English Program is looking for five host families to host an overnight homestay from the morning of July 28 to the afternoon of July 29 for a group of college-aged girls from Kansai Gaidai University in Japan. Each family is asked to host two girls, who in turn learn about American culture and family life. If interested, please contact Phil Plourde at CIEP 3-2182 or philip.plourde@uni.edu.
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AIRFARE SALE: Purchasing is forwarding the following announcements: American Trans Air is offering an airfare sale to any of their U.S. destinations. The following rules apply: Travel must be completed by Dec. 15. Tickets must be purchased by July 23, cheaper days to travel are Tues., Wed. and Sat. in most markets, all tickets are non-refundable and change fees will apply. Blackout dates do apply, all fares are subject to change, and based on availability, fares are not guaranteed until purchased and passenger facility taxes, service fees and other restrictions may apply.
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MMS: The Maintenance Management Services Agreement is now provided by Green Valley Technology Inc. The duties, responsibilities, obligations and coverage prices will remain the same as those managed by CICcorp. For more information visit the following Web site or contact Chuck Neil at 3-2980. http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/237.html
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IOWA STATE FAIR: The Office of University Marketing & Public Relations is planning UNI festivities at the Iowa State Fair, August 9-19th. The UNI booth will be in the Varied Industries Building,9 a.m.- 9p.m. More than 200 students, alumni, faculty and staff are needed to volunteer at the booth. UNI's 125th Anniversary is this year's theme. A historical timeline will be displayed as well as promotional items including alumni buttons, tattoos, posters and more. Complimentary t-shirts and admission tickets will be provided to those staffing the booth. Call Stacey Christensen at 3-2761 if you would like to volunteer.
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HOURS

MAUCKER UNION HOURS: Maucker Union has made changes to its summer hours of operation. The new building hours became effective July, 16. If you have any questions, please call the Maucker Union Reservations Desk at 3-2256. To view the new hours visit: http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hrs-b-current.txt
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EVENTS

SUMMER CONFERENCES: Groups on campus during the week of July 16 are: DoDEA, Highschool Volleyball I and II, Wrestling Technique, Iowa Leadership Conference, and AYBT. Call the Department Of Residence at 3-2333 for more information, or access the conference calendar Web site for the complete list of summer conferences: http://www.uni.edu/dor/conferences/calendar/index.html
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RETIREMENT RECEPTION: Lyle Rasmussen, ITS Information Systems Manager, is retiring after 23 years of service to UNI. Please join us in honoring Lyle at a reception on Wed., July 25, 2-4 p.m. in 207 GIL.
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