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Tuesday, July 30, 2002

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

NEW SUPPLY VENDOR FOR 2002: UNI Campus supply has entered into a discounted purchasing agreement with Office Depot effective July 1, 2002. All orders for office supplies from Campus Supply (except for some ‘special order’ items) will utilize Office Depot. This new partnership will help keep product prices lower. The discount program has many benefits, specifically:
“Contract/Hot List” – a list of frequently purchased items with specially negotiated pricing. A catalog of these items plus specially discounted catalog items will be available for distribution to users about August 1.
Requests to Campus Supply – All requisitions received from departments at Campus Supply will be ordered ‘same day’ with delivery ‘next day’. Distribution will be daily to user departments.
Discounted prices are already in effect, so be sure to check it out! If you have questions or feedback please contact Mary Burke 32451 or Roxanne Conrad 33524.
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WRC REGISTRATION: WRS will begin accepting registrations for Facility User Privileges on August 15, effective from September 1, 2002 -; August 31, 2003 at an individual cost of $140.00. Registration provides access to Wellness/Recreation Center facilities as well as to the Easy Gym Pool and fitness area (Health Beat). Register on-line at http:// www.uni.edu/wellrec. Click
on Facility and Staff Wellness and select Facility User Registration, or visit WRC 101 and register in person.
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: The MPDC will host "Creative Problem Solving: Thinking Outside the Box" on Friday, August 2 and again on Tuesday, September 10 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in rooms 1-3 of CBB. UNI employees are given a discounted fee of $132, which includes participant materials, refreshments and lunch. For more information click on http://www.bcs.uni.edu/mpdc/programs/consortia-2002.html or contact cassie.luze@uni.edu, 3-5851.
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SUPERVISORY TRAINING: Training and Development will be offering S.T.E.P. (Supervisory Training to Enhance Performance) with Student Employees. Sessions have been revised and refined to meet employee needs. Workshops
will be held August 12 through August 23. To register:
http://www.uni.edu/hrs/training/
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ONLINE CHAT REFERENCE TEST: Rod Library is pilot testing a chat service to assist UNI students, faculty, and staff while they are conducting online research. Clicking the Ask a Librarian links on the Rod Library website http://www.library.uni.edu/depts/ris/askalibrarian.html
will connect users to a reference librarian. Hours are 2 to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday.
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NEWS 

DOR OFFICES CLOSED:The Department of Residence Offices will be closed T
uesday, July 30, due to the planned electrical shut down of Redeker
Center and Regents Complex. Phones will be answered. Service will resume Wednesday, July 31.
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E-MAIL ABUSE: Four state workers were fired last week for using state
computers to distribute vulgar jokes and cartoons. UNI's Use of Computer
Resources policy is on the Web at
http://www.uni.edu/pres/policies/954.html.
For more information, contact Tom Peterson at 3-6460.
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REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS RESUME: Beginning Monday, August 19th, regular business hours (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) for University offices resume. Supervisors of staff who do not have e-mail access, please inform them of regular business hours.
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WRC SHTUDOWN: The Wellness/Recreation Center will be closed August 10-18 and will reopen Monday, August 19. Call WRS Info Line, 3-2391, for August interim facility hours.
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UNI IN THE NEWS: Timothy Cooney, director of the NSTA standing Committee on College Science Teaching and a professor of earth science and science ed at UNI was quoted in The Scientist magazine issue May 27
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SUMMER CONFERENCES & CAMPS: The Department of Residence welcomes to the UNI Campus, participants from the following groups during the week of July 29 - August 5, 2002:
NCA Cheer and Dance Camp, Girls Basketball Team Camp, and Church of the Brethren.
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HOURS

Library Hours Between the Summer Session and the Fall Semester 2002
http://www.library.uni.edu/libinfo/hours.html#lastsummer
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IRTS-SEC 222
From August 3 until August 25, IRTS Library and Labs will be closed.
Monday, August 26th at 7:45 am IRTS will reopen for business.

EVENTS 

GOOD CLEAN FUN: Saturday, August 3, at the Marshall Center School. Presented by Matt Nelson, this is the last in a series of programs focusing on different aspects of rural Iowa life in and around one-room schools. As part of the UNI Museums, the MarshallCenter School has been refurbished to represent the schoolhouse in 1922. The schoolhouse will be open to the public from 1:30 - 3:30, with the program beginning at 2:00.
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MERCK/AAAS SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH MEETING: Students in the College of Natural Sciences will report on their summer research projects at a poster session from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, in the Great Reading Room, Seerley 116. The meeting is sponsored by a grant from Merck/American Association for the Advancement of Science Undergraduate Science Research Program. The meeting is open to the public and free of charge.

 


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