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Tuesday, April 26, 2005
SAVE THE DATE:
The 10th annual Saturday Celebration, hosted by President and Mrs. Koob, will take place Saturday, Sept. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the south lawn of the President's home. For photos of last year's celebration visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/picnic/
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS SEARCHES CLOSED
Searches for the Associate Vice President for Sponsored Programs and College of Natural Sciences Dean have been closed. "New national searches for these positions will be opened in the fall," said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Aaron Podolefsky. Jill Trainer will continue in her role as interim associate vice president for Sponsored Programs, Joel Haack will continue to serve as interim CNS dean, and Mike Mixsell will continue to oversee Military Science and the EOP/SCS programs until the two positions are filled as a result of the future searches.
PROPOSED RULE CHANGES REGARDING PERSONAL MISCONDUCT:
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, has proposed changes to the Uniform Rules of Personal Conduct. These rules apply to students, faculty, staff and visitors at all three Regent institutions. A key proposal involves those who engage in riot-related behavior. It incorporates state-law definitions of rioting, unlawful assembly and failure to disperse. Written and oral comments will be considered prior to final action by the Board of Regents. The earliest anticipated date for adoption is June 14. The proposal is available at http://www2.state.ia.us/regents/meetings/Committees/EDUMemos/Mar05/0305_EDU06.pdf A public hearing will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., on Friday, May 6. The UNI location is 130A Schindler Education Center. Members of the campus community and the general public may provide oral comments at that time.
UNI LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:
In the next few weeks, the governor and Iowa General Assembly will determine funding for the regent universities. The most recent legislative update can be viewed at http://www.uni.edu/govrel/legisupdate.html
CHANGE IN IOWA WITHHOLDING:
UNI will reduce the amount of Iowa tax deducted from your paycheck beginning in April. This is the result of a change in the Iowa withholding tax tables, the first since 1998. Most employees will see an increase in their take-home pay throughout the year; however the size of their refund after filing 2005 tax returns will decrease. For employees preferring to maintain their approximate level of Iowa withholding, an Iowa W-4 must be completed and sent to payroll, mail code 0008. The form is available from your UNI Employee responsibility in Oracle or at: http://www.uni.edu/obo/payroll/index.shtml, it is the lower-half of the form.
ACADEMIC ROBES FOR CONVOCATION :
All faculty and professional & scientific staff members with advanced degrees, eligible to wear a hood with their robes, are invited to march in the 2005 Convocation, Sunday, August 21. All members of the processional will assemble by 3:30 p.m. in the hallway leading to the Great Hall of the GBPAC. Those who need to order academic apparel should do so by July 7. Academic apparel will be provided free of charge, with orders handled by the Registrar's Office. You will be contacted when your order has been received. Robes will be on-site at the convocation, in front of Jebe Hall. All apparel must be returned immediately after the ceremony. Visit http://www.uni.edu/unionline/public/403.html to place your order.
UNI NEW HOME FOR KWWL'S BEST OF CLASS:
UNI will co-host the 21st annual "Best of the Class" celebration with KWWL TV. Each year the program honors valedictorians or top graduating seniors from more than 130 high schools in northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin. On May 1, 97 honorees will travel to UNI to be taped for a series of public service announcements, which will begin airing May 9 on KWWL. Best of the Class is a joint public service/community relations effort that encourages academic excellence among high school students by honoring students who serve as role models in their communities.
DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT:
Following an internal search, Beverly Kopper, special assistant for academic affairs, has been appointed Director of Academic Assessment, beginning fall, 2005. "I am confident that Dr. Kopper will provide excellent leadership that will support the evaluation of learning outcomes, academic program improvement and institutional accreditation," said Aaron Podolefsky, provost and vice president for academic affairs. Kopper will work closely with faculty, staff, department heads, deans, other administrators and the Office of Information Management and Analysis.
UNI Marketing & Public Relations and UNI Events & Conferences are planning a public service program for local citizens interested in taking non-credit courses. The program, called "Lifelong University," will start this fall. We would appreciate faculty and staff feedback regarding interest in being an instructor and your areas of expertise. Visit http://www.uni.edu/pubrel/llu for more information and a brief survey. Contact Stacey Christensen for further information, 3-3170.
CAMPUS SUPPLY-- YOUR CHANCE TO WIN:
When you purchase from Campus Supply, your name is put into a drawing to win points to puchase any Hewlett-Packard item. Winners are announced in UNI-Online. UNI policy requires the campus community to check prices with Campus Supply before purchasing supplies off campus. For more information, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/phyplant/campussupply
CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW UNI G.P.S MENTORS:
Congratulations to the newly hired 2005-06 UNI G.P.S. (Gaining Panther Success) Mentors. Mentors are Sidney Cross, Kamekka Anderson, William Humphrey, Shalia Moore, Stacy Oppold, Lisa Jones, Chelse Monnier, Ashley Nunn, Sylvia Baker, Angel Anderson, and Merveina Hawkins. For more information about the mentoring program contact the Center for Multicultural Education at 273-2250.
ARTS IN APRIL POSTERS AVAILABLE:
UM&PR has limited quantities of the 2005 Arts in April posters (some signed by the artist) still available. They are free. Visit http://www.uni.edu/artsinapril to view the artwork. Call UM&PR at 273-2761 or stop by 126 East Bartlett to pick one up.
ESSENTIAL GIFTS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY:
Treat your administrative professional to something special from Essentials in Maucker Union. Gift ideas include: homemade soaps, candles, warmers, UNI souvenir items, balloon bouquets, gift certificates, treats and more. For more information, visit http://www.uni.edu/maucker/essentials.shtml
FRESH SUSHI ON PIAZZA MENU APRIL 28:
The Piazza at Redeker Center is serving Sushi, 5-7 p.m., Thursday, April 28. This is an annual special event. Open to all.
LIBRARY HOURS FOR FINAL EXAM WEEK AND WEEKEND BEFORE SUMMER SESSION:
The Graduate College has an opening for an associate dean. Details and application procedures are posted at http://www.uni.edu/vpaa/ under "Internal Search."
P&S JOB VACANCIES:
Vacancies at the P&S level include information systems manager/oracle financial systems, program manager/philosophy & religion, waste reduction specialist, executive director, program operations assistant/camp adventure, associate director/technical/abil. To view the complete job descriptions, visit http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/ps/index.htm
KUNI'S IOWA STATEHOUSE CONNECTION:
KUNI presents "The Iowa Statehouse Connection," originating from the Law Library in the Iowa Capitol Building. Monday, at 10 a.m., throughout the legislative session. The final show will air on May 2 and focus on the state budget. Guests include State Auditor Dave Vaudt, the chair of the House Appropriations Committee; Rep. Bill Dix, a Republican from Shellrock; and the co-chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Sen. Bob Dvorsky, a Democrat from Coralville.
ROD LIBRARY RESERVE REINSTATEMENTS DUE
Professors who currently have items on reserve and would like the same items on reserve for the May/summer 2005 or fall 2005 term, should 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.uni.edu/library/reinstatement_form.htm. Deadline is May 2.
SPECIAL BID -- DELL PC PRINTING:
Dell was awarded the bid for the ITS Student Computer Centers. This base machine bid ($933.75/unit, it can be reconfigured) is available to all departments and individuals now through July 16. See the bid specification and order information at: http://www.uni.edu/its/us/purchase/SpecialBids. Individual student/faculty/staff member purchases will have additional sales tax. Other laptop configurations also are available.
QUICK BOOKS PRO BEGINNERS:
Quick Books Pro Beginners will be offered in three-part sessions on Wednesday, May 4; Friday, May 6 and Friday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at the UNI Regional Business Center, 212 East Fourth St. in downtown Waterloo. This training is aimed specifically at beginners to the Quick Books Pro software series. Participants will learn the check-entry process, setting up accounts and other lists, deposits, bank reconciliation, entering and paying bills, reports and more. The cost is $189 per participant and includes training materials. For more information, or to register, contact the UNI RBC at (319) 236-8123, or visit http://www.unirbc.org.
Enjoy free mini massages, Cedar Bend Humane Society animals, Dance Revolution, walk the labyrinth, and pick up health and wellness information. Open to students, faculty and staff. May 2 to 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. For more information, contact Deedra Billings at 273-7162. Hosted by Wellness and Recreation Services.
BIKE HELMETS FOR SALE:
UNI Outdoors has bike helmets available for only $15 each. WRS encourages safe riding. Pay by U-Bill or payroll deduction. Visit UNI Outdoors, WRC 177 to purchase.
STAFF TRAINING GRANT:
Applications for the summer 2005 Staff Training Grant program are due in the Human Resource Services office by May 9. Application forms can be found at http://access.uni.edu/forms/index.shtml#S. For more information, call Human Resource Services at 3-2521.
SUMMER LIBRARY READING PROGRAM:
The Waterloo Public Library is seeking volunteers for its annual summer library program. The program runs Monday-Saturday, mid-June through July. Volunteers will work one shift per week, two hours per shift. Work registration, track reading minutes, hand out incentives or help with a special event. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CEDAR BEND HUMANE SOCIETY:
The Cedar Bend Humane Society is seeking volunteers for upcoming one-time events. Adopt-A-Thon, April 29, 30 and May 1; De-Stress Days at UNI, May 2-4; Petting Zoo, May 13; open house, May 21 - 22. Volunteers are always needed to help walk dogs, socialize cats, give baths, and be foster parents for sick or injured animals. For volunteer times and information, e-mail email@example.com.
Kid's Cafe provides tutors and mentors to children in need. Volunteers will provide recreational as well as nutritional and enrichment activities in a fun, safe and friendly environment. Flexible scheduling. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
FACILITIES SERVICES OFFERS FIRE EXTINGUISHER TRAINING:
Facilities Services will host fire extinguisher training Aug. 9. The session will be 30 minutes long and the cost is $10 per person. Training will take place in the Campbell parking lot. Contact Darrell Hansen at 3-2004 for registration or questions.
A T. rex NAMED SUE:
Exhibit on display through May 27 at 1326 Waterloo Road, Cedar Falls. For details visit http://www.uni.edu/museum/sue, or call the University Museum at 273-2188.
RECEPTION HONORING AARON PODOLEFSKY:
A reception honoring Aaron Podolefsky, provost & vice president for academic affairs, for his years of service to UNI will be Tuesday, April 26, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Commons Georgian Lounge and Sun Porch. Remarks by colleagues will start at 3:45 p.m. Wish him well as he begins his new position as president of Central Missouri State University.
LAST WEEK OF MOVEMENT OUTLET:
Need a little relaxation before finals? Come to the April 27 Movement Outlet, the last one for the semester. A nice relaxation session will be given from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., WRC 185/187.
On Wednesday, April 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., UNI will host a tag sale/auction at Price Lab School. Sale items include assorted school and office furniture and old books. From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., in the PLS gym, there will be an auction featuring kitchen utensils and dinnerware, (some Syracuse china), musical instruments, sewing machines, sewing machine desks, balance scales, telescopes, darkroom and photofinishing equipment, folding chairs, and some shop equipment. More information and pictures are at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/fixed_assets/plsauction.shtml. Tag sale items are specifically priced and auction items are sold "as is" and must be removed by 4 p.m. that day. Payment must be made in cash or check before removal. Parking will be available in the "A" lot on West 19th St. A picture ID is required to get an auction bid number. Call Vince at 3-3527 with questions.
CELEBRATING TEACHING IN ST. PETERSBURG:
Celebrate our successful trip to Herzen University where a four-student/two-professor instructional team presented a two-week workshop, “Introducing Instructional Design to Create a Website to Support an Online Course.” Thursday, April 28, 11 a.m., 5th Floor Lounge, SEC. Refreshments provided. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 273-3249.
FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR PHIL SUCKLING:
Phil Suckling, head of the Department of Geography, will leave UNI July 1 to chair the Department of Geography at Texas State University, San Marcos. Join us for a farewell reception Friday, April 29, 3-5 p.m., Baker Hall 161. For more information, call 3-2221.
CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION:
The annual Cinco de Mayo fiesta will take place on the Maucker Union Plaza Friday, April 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Activities will include cascarones (confetti filled eggs), pinatas and Mariachi entertainment by Las Guitarras de Mexico. Food available for purchase includes fajitas, beans, chips, dessert and soda. For more information, contact the Student Involvement & Activities Center at 273-2683. Rain location is the Maucker Union Coffeehouse.
Kids can come to the UNI Museums' A-Z Institute on Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. - noon at "A T. rex Named SUE" (1326 Waterloo Road). Meet Don Johnson, the Fossil Guy, during V-Z (Vulcanodon-Zuniceratops) Day. Registration is $20, including admission to SUE, an A-Z T-shirt, snack and supplies. For more information, call 3-2188.
Tuesday: MVC Men's Golf Championship, Silvis, Ill.
Tuesday: Baseball vs. Iowa, Corridor Classic, Cedar Rapids, 6:30 p.m.
FINAL EVENT OF THE RUSSIAN MOVIE SERIES:
"Operation Y and Other Shuriks Adventures" will be shown Tuesday, April 26, 7 p.m., Seerley 115. One of Russians' favorite classics, this eccentric comedy includes three novellas united by the main character, Shurik, a student who finds himself in incredible situations. In Russian with English subtitles.
PATRICIA IRELAND AT UNI
Patricia Ireland, former President of the National Organization for Women (NOW), will speak Wednesday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m., in Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. The title of her talk is "What's it All About? Sex, Gender and Equality in the 21st Century." Ireland's visit is sponsored by NISG and the Women's Studies Program.
Repertory Dance Theatre, in celebration of National Dance Week, presents a 45-minute lecture/demonstration on the history of art dance in 20th Century America. Friday, April 29, at 2 p.m., Lang Hall Auditorium. Free and open to the public.
'ARTISTS AS EDUCATORS: PLANNING EFFECTIVE WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS':
The GBPAC is offering a hands-on seminar, July 14 and 15, designed to develop the skills of artists and educators in presenting educational workshops for teachers. This workshop is designed and developed by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The two-day seminar addresses ways to plan, develop, and present workshops for teachers. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRADUATE ASSISTANT POSITIONS:
ITS-Educational Technology has openings for graduate assistants during the next academic year. Primary responsibility is presenting computer workshops to UNI students, faculty and staff. More information and an application form (due Friday, April 29) are available at http://www.uni.edu/its/et/tnt/gradassistant.html. Contact 273-2309 or email@example.com with questions.
THURSDAZE CARNIVAL BLOWOUT:
Carnival Night events include Inflatable Fun, Lazer Tag, carinval games and Crystal Lazer Imaging. Plus great carny food like corn dogs, cotton candy and sno cones. All events located on the Maucker Union roof, Thursday, April 28, from 7 to 11 p.m. Rain site is Maucker Union. For more information, call the SIAC office at 273-2683.
IOWA COLLEGE OF LAW ON CAMPUS:
Amy Liu, associate director of admissions at the University of Iowa College of Law, will be on campus on Wednesday, April 27, at 2:30 p.m., in Sabin 317. Learn about Iowa's program and ask general questions about the law school application process. All are invited.
STUDY FOR FINALS AT CME:
Looking for a quiet, relaxing environment for finals studying? At the Center for Multicultural Education, leather couches and chairs will be available for resting, and tables and chairs will be set up for spacious studying. Free pop and popcorn will be available. Times are Sunday, May 1, from 2-9 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday, May 2 and 3, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Maucker Union, Room 109. Question, call 3-2250.
GA POSITION FOR 2005-06 NOW OPEN:
Applications for a full (20-hr.) GA position at the CME are now being accepted. For more information contact Michael D. Blackwell at Michael.Blackwell@uni.edu,or 3-2250.
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