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Tuesday, August 19, 2003


EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The application deadline for the fall semester Staff Training Grant Program is Sept 2. The application form can be found at http://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml. All applications must be returned to Human Resource Services by Sept 2. For further information phone 3-2422.
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CALENDAR ORDERING INFORMATION: Campus Supply has sent out the 2004 calendar order forms. If you have not received your price list and brochure, call Mary at 3-2451. Delivery will be in 2-4 days.
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FREE SUPPLIES: The Career Center has items that will be given to any UNI office or staff member. Items include some 50 poster tubes and caps; 4" x 6" bubble envelopes, and hundreds of letter-sized hanging file folders. Please call Sandy Hoy, 3-2083.
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PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE: Get ready to "Soar!" UNI is launching a new performance improvement initiative for all managers and supervisors. With a monthly newsletter, WebCT course, and 10- session training series, "Soar" will help you to achieve new heights in managerial excellence! For more information, go to: http://www.uni.edu/hrs/training/soar or email uni-soar@uni.edu
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REGISTER YOUR CLASSES FOR LIBRARY INSTRUCTION: If your research assignments elicit a "?" rather than a "!" - consider registering your classes for library instruction this fall. Call 3-2839, or register online at http://www.uni.edu/library/requestinstr.htm
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NEW-EMPLOYEE E-MAIL ACCOUNTS: E-mail accounts for new employees can be set up at http://www.uni.edu/its/us/faqs/email/email16.htm
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NEWS 

KUDOS: For the most recent issue of Kudos, visit: http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/kudos/archive/2003/aug19.shtml
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UNI STRATEGIC PLAN: The Strategic Planning Review Committee met twice this summer to discuss the beneficial feedback it has received to date from faculty and staff. Potential modifications to the UNI Strategic Plan have been made and can be reviewed at http://aflink.af.uni.edu/stratplan. The committee will meet this fall to discuss how the objectives in the UNI plan mesh with the objectives in the Board of Regents Strategic Plan. Please send comments on the potential changes to the current plan, by Sept 12, using the e-mail feedback link on the Web site.
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GILCHRIST CONFERENCE ROOMS: Due to the construction of the Integrated Student Services Center in Gilchrist Hall, Gilchrist conference rooms 201, 207 and 209 will not be available for meetings after October 10, 2003.
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STREET CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: For the latest information on campus street closings, visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/construction/
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HEALTH BEAT UPDATE: The East Gym Health Beat fitness area will reopen for the fall semester on Monday, August 25 (hours M-F, 6:30 am-6:30 pm). Fall semester operation will be contingent on the East Gym construction schedule. Locker and towel service will continue to be available. Arrangements can be made through the Health Beat fitness supervisor. Users should be advised that locker room custodial service will be minimal and that there will be no hot water for showers. WRS will keep you posted as plans are finalized for the Health Beat relocation to the student union.
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TAG SALE: On Thursday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., UNI will have a tag sale at the UNI warehouse, 2412 West 27th St. -- west of the UNI-Dome. A large variety of chairs and seating units will be available, as well as desks, files, podiums, and a few bicycles. All items are specifically priced for sale. All items are sold "as is" and must be removed by 4 p.m. on Thursday. All items must be paid for in cash (good check) on site before removal. Please call Vince at 3-3527 with questions.
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NAME UPDATE FOR PUBLIC SAFETY: As of July 1, the UNI Department of Public Safety has two divisions: the Police Division and the Parking Division. The overall department mission does not change. This name change is similar to changes made last year at Iowa State University and the University of Iowa.
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HOURS 

MAUCKER UNION HOURS: Please visit http://www.uni.edu/maucker/hours/
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CASHIER HOURS/LOCATIONS AUGUST 21-25: The Cashier's Office will operate out of two locations during the "Move to the Union 2003" portion of "Welcome Week '03". For specific times and locations, visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/326.html
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EVENTS 

FACULTY MEETING: The opening faculty meeting will be Monday Aug. 25 from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in Strayer-Wood Theatre. Refreshments from 3 - 3:30 and at 4:45 in the lobby. All faculty and staff may attend.
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UNI VS. ISU TAILGATE: The UNI Alumni Association will host a tailgate prior to the UNI vs. ISU game in Ames Aug. 30th. All alumni and friends are welcome! Cost is $8 for association members or children 12 and under. $10 for non-members. The tailgate is from 4-5:30 p.m. Kick-off is 6 p.m. Call 3-2355 for reservations.
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