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Tuesday, May 21, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

STAFF TRAINING GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Effective for the Summer 2002 semester, the grant funds will be equally divided between all applicants each semester. No late applications will be accepted. After the deadline, all applicants will receive a letter of approval with an estimated grant amount. After proof of satisfactory course completion is received, available funds will be disbursed. The deadlines are as follows: Summer 2002 semester: June 1, 5 p.m. Fall 2002 semester: September 1, 5 p.m. Spring 2003 semester: February 1, 2003, 5 pm. For more information, call 3-2521 or cindy.hoeppner@uni.edu
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FACILITIES PLANNING NEWSLETTER: Facilities Planning has issued a newsletter for Spring 2002 to inform the campus community of current and upcoming projects on campus. Visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/facplan/Content/HTM/Spring2002.htm Their Web site has also been updated http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/facplan/. Watch the McCollum Science Hall project on their Webcam at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/facplan/Content/McCollum/Current/MC.htm
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NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDY SAFETY GUIDELINES: The UNI International Programs Guidelines for Health and Safety and Emergency Action Protocolis now available on the Web at http://fp.uni.edu/studyabroad/HTMLpages/Health_Safety.asp. The document outlines areas of responsibility and provides step-by-step procedures to follow in the event of an emergency involving UNI students, faculty and staff abroad for purposes of study or research under the auspices of UNI. These new guidelines complement existing UNI policy on International Study Programs. The policy is available on the Web at http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/314.html.
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FACULTY COURSEWARE CAMP REMINDER: Faculty--there are still a few openings in the Courseware camp which runs June 3-7. This is an excellent chance to get a jump on next semester's courseware. Visit http://www.uni.edu/cwc or call 273-6899 for more information.
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SUMMER MASSAGES AVAILABLE: Mon. May 20, Wed. May 29, & Tues. July 2. 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day. Call 3-6119 to schedule. The cost is $10 for 15 minutes. Sessions up to 1 hour may be purchased. Payment by cash, check, u-bill, or payroll deduct. Gift certificates are available.
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NEWS

BUDGET UPDATE: NEWS CONFERENCE -- President Koob will host a news conference at 9 a.m., tomorrow to discuss potential budget reductions. The news conference can be viewed live via the Web at http://www.uni.edu/livemedia. RealPlayer is required to view the Webcast. It is available free for download at http://www.real.com.
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CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION UPDATES: Construction will continue this week on North Campus Street. A temporary roadway will be constructed along the west end of the Gilchrist A lot. A chain link fence will block off the construciton site. Campus St. will be closed and access to Gilchrist will be from the north side. Access to the Gilchrist loading dock will be from the east. Steam tunnel repair work has begun and will run through mid-August, in front of Gilchrist Hall. Please refer to the campus map at http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/ccm.html Also, the north- and south-bound sidewalk on the east side of Gilchrist will be closed. Pedestrians will need to use the sidewalks west of the Greenhouse. ---------------------------------------------------------------
CAMPUS ADVISORY GROUP MEETING: The Campus Advisory Group will meet Fri., May 24, at 8:30 a.m. with President Koob in Gilchrist 207. Employees and students are encouraged to contact group members before May 24 if they wish to make suggestions on dealing with budget shortfalls. To view a list of the Campus Advisory Group representatives, visit: http://www.uni.edu/pres/univcomm/advisory.shtml. If you have questions, contact the Office of the President at 3-2566.
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STATE FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: UNI will exhibit in the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. Highlights include sales of University Book and Supply merchandise, panther paw tattoos for children, ABIL Research program and more. Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to work UNI's exhibit in six hour shifts, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. or 3 p.m. - 9 p.m., August 8-18. Volunteer and shift preferences are scheduled on a first-come first-served basis. To volunteer or for more information, please email stacey.christensen@uni.edu
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STUDENT ACTIVITIES OFFICE MOVES: The Student Activities offices and NISG have moved from the lower level of Maucker Union to SSC 103. This is a temporary move. Mail code, phone and fax numbers remain the same.
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VIC IS CLOSED: The Visitor Information Center (VIC), located on Campus St., is closed for the summer. A sign is posted at the VIC directing visitors with questions to the Conferences and Visitor Services Office (CVS) on the corner of 27th Street and Hudson Road. If you have questions, contact CVS, at 3-6899. REMINDER: Parking Permits for guests are ONLY available from Public Safety, 3-2712.
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STORM SHELTERS: Now that storm season is here knowing the location of your shelter area is crucial when the alert siren sounds. Please take time to review your departmental emergency action plan. If you have questions about your emergency action plan or concerns about the shelter/refuge area, contact Cindy Houlson at 3-5855. http://www.uni.edu/phyplant/Safety/Refuge/Shelters.htm
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HOURS

LIBRARY MEMORIAL DAY HOURS: http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.html#memday
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WRC SUMMER HOURS: The Wellness and Recreation Center's summer hours are now posted on the web at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/fachrs/fachrs.html

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EVENTS

UNI WEB DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE 2002: A Web site development conference for users who already have a basic knowledge of html and some experience developing a Web site will be offered at UNI Friday, June 7. The conference was planned by a cross-section of campus Web developers to help anyone who designs, plans, or maintains a Web site expand their skills (not an entry- level conference). For more information, visit: http://www.uni.edu/webtools/webdevcon/
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