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Tuesday, June 25, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS: The Management & Professional Develpment Center will present "Understanding and Managing Stress" on Wed., July 17, and "Effective Communication: Getting Your Point Across" on Tues., July 30. Workshops are held in CBB 1 - 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the $132 fee includes participant materials, refreshments and lunch. To register or for more information e-mail cassie.luze@uni.edu or call 3-5851.
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FREE PRINTING CARTRIDGES: Four printing cartridges, #PC-91 for a Brother plain paper FAX machine are available to UNI departments. Contact Sandra at 3-2772.
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CONVERSATION PARTNERS: Learn more about people from other countries and cultures. The UNI Culture & Intensive English Program offers American students the opportunity to meet and learn more about international students through its Conversation Partners Program. Volunteer to meet students from other countries for one hour a week for English conversation. For more information contact Mike at Mikelee@uni.edu or pick up an application form at the CIEP office in Baker 72
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GATEWAY PC SPECIAL PRICE: Gateway 2000 has been awarded the desktop purchase in response to the ITS SCC (Student Computer Center) competitive bid process. This configuration is also available for purchase by any other department and any student/faculty/staff member until August 15 at the same pricing. Visit http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase/gateway/E4000.htm for details including a spreadsheet that can be utilized for configuration. Direct all questions to Gateway 2000.
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CORRECTION: The correct phone number for Thomas Schellhardt, vice president for administration and finance, is 273-2382.

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NEWS

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE-DAKOTA STREET CLOSING: Sometime this week Dakota Street, between Missouri Street and McCollum Science Hall, will close due to construction of a new steam utility tunnel. In conjunction with this work, the westbound lanes of University Ave. will close. Once this phase is complete, the work will transfer to the south side of Universtiy and at that time, the eastbound lanes of University Ave. will close. The work related to the tunnel construction in this area is scheduled to be complete in mid August.
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BACKGROUND CHECKS: The final draft of a pre-employment background check policy has been submitted to the Cabinet and the policy was approved for implementation effective July 1. The policy requires that all final candidates for open positions have their work history, references and academic and professional credentials verified. In addition, Division Vice Presidents are determining which positions may require background checks other than those noted above. The Background Check Policy will soon be posted at the HRS Web site and as a University Policy.
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THEATRE TICKETS ON SALE: Theatre UNI has announced its 2002/03 25th Anniversary Season: The Laramie Project, The Threepenny Opera, Roosters, and To Kill a Mockingbird. Season tickets, only $31 for UNI faculty and staff, are now available online at: http://www.uni.edu/theatre
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MAIL CENTER ORIENTATION: The last mail center on-campus orientation session will be June 26, 9-10:15 am in the State College Room at Maucker Union. Below is the link to the mail center's home page. http://aflink.af.uni.edu/vpaf/mailcenter/mailcenter.html
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GBPAC TICKETS ON SALE: Single tickets are now available for all of the performances at the GBPAC for the 2002-2003 season. Order tickets at the GBPAC ticket office or by calling 273-SHOW. Ticket office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For a full season listing visit http://www.uni.edu/gbpac ---------------------------------------------------------------
SUMMER CONFERENCES & CAMPS: The Department of Residence reports the following conferences and camps will visit campus during the week of June 23 - June 30: Baha'i Faith Conference, Write On, Marine Corp Band, and Men's Basketball Team Camp.
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HOURS

Library 4th of July Hours http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.html#fourth

EVENTS

OPENING CEREMONY FOR NEW TRAIL: A ceremony commemorating Iowa's first "glasphalt" trail, will be Thurs., June 27th at 2:00 p.m. at the Seerley Blvd. entrance to the trail near the Hearst Center for the Arts. The recreational trail is made of "glasphalt," a mix of ground glass and asphalt. For more information contact Michaela Rich, RRTTC, at 3-3689, michaela.rich@uni.edu
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STURGIS FALLS PARADE: UNI will be part of the Sturgis Falls Parade, June 29. The parade begins at 10 a.m. UNI's 48 ft. float, themed, "You Can Catch The Stars," includes staff from the GBPAC, UNI Athletics and members of the UNI cheerleading and spirit squads. Students from UNI's Jazz Band will also perform, weather permitting.
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DES MOINES ARTS FESTIVAL: UNI and the UNI Alumni Association will be part of the Des Moines Arts Festival this weekend, June 28-30. More than 100 UNI alumni will volunteer at three ice cream trucks located on the festival grounds. A portion of the profits will be donated to the Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship, which is awarded to a prospective student; based on financial need. The festival is free. Festival hours are: Friday, June 28, 2- 9 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information, contact stacey.christensen@uni.edu; or Amy Mohr, amy.mohr@uni.edu
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