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Thursday, July 22, 2004

NEWS 

NEW PROCUREMENT CARDS: The weeks of July 26 and Aug. 2, new pro-cards will be available at the Office of Business Operations, Gilchrist 256. To obtain a new card, the old card must be turned in. The drop-in times and dates are: Tuesday, July 27, 9 to 11 a.m.; Wednesday, July 28, 1 to 3 p.m.; Thursday, July 29, 9 to 11 a.m.; Tuesday, Aug. 3, 9 to 11 a.m. and Thursday, Aug. 5, 1 to 3 p.m. If these times and/or dates are not convenient, call Pam Rousselow at 3-3116 to arrange a time for pick up.
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HIGHER EDUCATION AFFORDABILITY GAINS MEDIA ATTENTION: President Koob's guest editorial regarding the affordability of higher education appeared in the July 11 Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. The editorial also has run in the Cedar Rapids Gazette. http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/380.html
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UNI ROD LIBRARY RESERVE REINSTATEMENTS DUE: If you currently have items on reserve and would like the same items on reserve for fall 2004, please fill out a reserve request form, attach an item list, and return both to the Rod Library Reserve Desk (mail code 3675). Printable and electronic submission forms are available at:
http://www.library.uni.edu/msc/reserve_request.htm
. Deadline Friday, July 30.
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MUG MEETING MIUTES: Minutes of the July MEMFIS Users Group Meeting are available at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/memfis/memfis_users/meetingminutes.asp
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ABIL LEAVE OF ABSENCE: Lou Honary is taking a one-year leave of absence from AG-BASED INDUSTRIAL LUBRICANTS (ABIL) to devote full time to developing the management team for Environmental Lubricants Manufacturing. Diane Neuzil is the acting ABIL director.
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FY05 FRINGE BENEFIT RATES: The fringe benefit rates have been updated for FY05 and are available on the Web at: http://tinyurl.com/4xsze These percentages will be used for budget and payroll purposes effective July 1. The rates will be applied consistently to all budgeted positions and paid employees, regardless of fund source. Direct questions to: Kelly Flege at kelly.flege@uni.edu or 3-3420; or Bruce Rieks at bruce.rieks@uni.edu or 3-7498.
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SWEET CORN AT PREXY'S: Prexy's will feature sweet corn at Flares during the week of July 19 for just $0.99.
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EMPLOYEE RESOURCES 

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP PROGRAM: The International Friendship Program promotes intercultural exchange, understanding, and friendship by matching local families with international students. New families and individuals are invited to participate during the new academic year. If interested, contact Ross Schupbach, International Student Advisor, at 3-6421 or ross.schupbach@uni.edu
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FALL 2004 FLIGHT SCHOOL: The fall, 2004 Flight School Series begins Tuesday, Sept. 14. Learn to apply the most "cutting edge" research to your job at UNI, and create action plans you can immediately implement. Seats are limited, so enroll by Sept. 7. To reserve a spot, call Robin at 3-3536 or visit http://www.uni.edu/hrs/training/soar/school.htm
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LIBRARY STUDY ROOM DEADLINE: 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 Friday, July 23. Application forms are available in the Library's main office. For more information, call Paulette Courtney at 3-2737.
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HOURS 

IRTS-SEC 222 HOURS: IRTS Curriculum Library and labs will be closed from 5 p.m. Friday, July 30 until 7:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23.
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EVENTS 

STURGIS YOUTH THEATRE: Sturgis Youth Theatre presents the all-youth production of "Treasure Island" July 22-24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Tickets are $5, available by phone at 3-6381 or online at: www.theatreuni.com
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THIRD ANNUAL CNS SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH POSTER SESSION: Students in the College of Natural Sciences will report on their summer research projects at a poster session from noon-1:30 p.m. Friday, July 30, in the Great Reading Room, Seerley 116. At 11 a.m., keynote speaker Maria O. Longas of Purdue University will speak on "Changes in Hyaluronic Acid Composition in Human Skin: The Effect of Aging" in Seerley 115. Open to the public and free of charge.
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